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Aug 23

Mmmm. It is both sweet and savory. Thanks for the notice latimes! (How cool are Hatch chiles? They’re frozen in L.A. Creamery’s new ice cream)

Mmmm. It is both sweet and savory. Thanks for the notice latimes! (How cool are Hatch chiles? They’re frozen in L.A. Creamery’s new ice cream)

latimes:

Green chile ice cream is a thing, and it goes on sale today.
Photo: Russ Parsons / Los Angeles Times

I just picked this up and it is damn tasty!

latimes:

Green chile ice cream is a thing, and it goes on sale today.

Photo: Russ Parsons / Los Angeles Times

I just picked this up and it is damn tasty!

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Aug 20

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Aug 19

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rollingstone:

The NFL has asked Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay if they would pay the league in exchange for a Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.

Remember, everyone: The NFL is technically a nonprofit, so clearly they can’t afford the spectacle.

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rollingstone:

The NFL has asked Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay if they would pay the league in exchange for a Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.

Remember, everyone: The NFL is technically a nonprofit, so clearly they can’t afford the spectacle.

How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing -

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Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:

When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.

In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.

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