The owner of a café in the center of Madrid, Spain has become a hero of sorts and internet phenomenon after standing up to riot police and allowing protestors to seek refuge in his establishment. The incident took place yesterday, when thousands of protestors took to the streets to demonstrate against the government of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
The man, Alberto Casillas, tells Eco Diario that he saw the whole drama unfold near the Neptune fountain, when police finally charged protestors and people began to flee the scene. “I saw a boy who was being beaten up by the police — he was bleeding — and I went to help him,” said Casillas, who let protestors inside his café. “I then stood in front of the restaurant and didn’t let the riot police in.” He also fed all of the protestors that had flocked to his business. You can see video of the incident, and much more, below:
Elizabeth Warren. An eye-opener by David Sirota.
It really does take a lot of brass to attack someone for the thing you’re doing.
An important thing to remember about science is that some of the stuff we talk about in the general public as “fact” — like, say, black holes — haven’t actually been seen by anybody. Instead, black holes exist on paper, as part of theoretical astrophysics. They also exist in indirect evidence — we can look for things in the universe that should exist in a certain way, in a certain place, if our theoretical astrophysics is correct. So far, that lines up, too.
And then there’s this thing. Like I say, it’s not a photo. It’s more like a model. Telescopes — the kind we point at deep space — don’t collect images, they collect information. This is a digital rendering made based on information collected when researchers pointed four different telescopes at a galaxy called (poetically) galaxy M87. What you’re looking at (in the big image) is a jet of photons shooting out of galaxy M87. The smaller picture is a zoomed-in shot, showing massive ribbons of gas undulating and spinning around the something at the galaxy’s center. If the theoretical astrophysics is right, this is the closest we’ve ever gotten to seeing a black hole.
And hey, shootings happen… again and again and again….
The (Republican) judge is trying to figure out a way to allow most of it to stay. How very shocking.
Adam Greenberg gets an at-bat. H/t to Dr. S.
I kind of figured this would happen after the ACA:
An expert at the Employee Benefit Research Institute tells the Journal that the worry for employees is that the money might not keep up with premium inflation.
Gee, ya think?
Single payer now!
I know what you’re thinking. They wouldn’t dare make this stuff up, would they? Not after putting the country through a decade of war based on a lie. They wouldn’t, right?
Oh yes they would. [Via whowhatwhy.com]
It’s time for another episode of Church and State. Today’s episode: Mitt Romney’s abortion hypocrisy.
Or, “what’s Mr. Pro-life doing raking in cash from abortions”?