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6. Anger Gives You Energy

Source: Cold Anger
Slice PDF May 18, 2014


Anger Gives You Energy

Los Angeles, 1986

"Pastor Sinnott, please leave the room and wait in the hall!"

Edward T. Chambers, teacher, issues the command, and the

Reverend Thomas Sinnott, student, follows it.

Chambers, director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, is teaching a seminar on power at Mount St. Mary's College in the hills overlooking Los Angeles. Tom Sinnott is a Lutheran minister from New Jersey, and he is one of about 100 people from across the nation who are attending the IAF's training program for church leaders and community activists. 1

During the next 10 minutes, Chambers orders other people to leave the room as well-a youth gang social worker from East

Los Angeles, a school teacher from EI Paso, a lawyer from East

Brooklyn, a Methodist minister from St. Louis. All obey the order. After all, Chambers is the head guy, the leader, the man in charge of the program. But the program is about power, and about how most middle-class and poor people give consent to have it taken away from them.

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Winter’s strains

Slice ePub May 04, 2015

Winter’s strains

   have surfaced to skin

under bra-strap, thigh elastic

   stone under skull and towel.

As wind blows, sun burns

   I turn to the ground’s pull

record in every crease, every

   three-ringed knuckle

the ferocity of white.

   Tonight, against your knees

two shields of red when I

   near you, flashing moon-teeth

to your laughter, blackberry

   nipples to your lips

the nightsky we see by will see us

   by our eyes and teeth, like lamps

cut out on its own black skin

   sickle moons on winter

nights when we, worm-pale, sleep

   in rooms as black as ink.


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One Nation

Source: Pennsylvania
Slice PDF May 14, 2014

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9. The Pre as Camera

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

The truth about cellphone cameras is that none of them are in the same league as those black, chunky, professional-grade cameras with big lenses (and big price tags). You wouldn't think of using a camera phone to shoot a family portrait, for example, or images of a lunar eclipse. In fact, most cellphone cameras don't even measure up to modestly priced point-and-shoot digital cameras.

But the upside of camera phones is that you almost always have them with you. So they can come in really handy when Junior kicks the winning goal in soccer, when grandma blows out the candles on her 90th birthday cake, and when you get into a fender-bender and need evidence for the insurance company.

This chapter covers the Pre's dead-simple camera. You'll learn how to snap photos, admire and share them, and use your photos as the Pre's background display or as an image that pops up when a friend calls.

As cellphone cameras go, the Pre's 3-megapixel model stacks up nicely. It takes decent pictures in low light and doesn't have a lot of shutter lag (the time between when you press a button to take a picture and when the Pre actually captures the image). As long as you don't expect too much from the Pre's camera (you wouldn't want to use the images it creates as wall-sized posters, for example), you'll be pleased with the results.

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12. Lists and Generated Content

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

In the realm of CSS layout, lists are an interesting case. The items in a list are simply block boxes, but with an extra bit that doesn't really participate in the document layout hanging off to one side. With an ordered list, that extra bit contains a series of increasing numbers (or letters) that are calculated and mostly formatted by the user agent, not the author. Taking a cue from the document structure, the user agent generates the numbers and their basic presentation.

None of this content generation could be described in CSS1 termsand, therefore, it couldn't be controlledbut CSS2 introduced features that allow list-item numbering to be described. As a result, CSS now lets you, the author, define your own counting patterns and formats, and associate those counters with any element, not just ordered list items. Furthermore, this basic mechanism makes it possible to insert other kinds of content, including text strings, attribute values, or even external resources into a document. Thus, it becomes possible to use CSS to insert link icons, editorial symbols, and more into a design without having to create extra markup.

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