Photo of the Day

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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Boston.

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10 Responses to “Photo of the Day”

  1. #1 |  Fluffy | 

    This is a good one: the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission is forcing the Boston Police Department to hire applicants its psychologists rejected as too crazy to be cops:

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/12/04/police_state_spar_on_hiring/

    I guess discriminating against fucking crazy people just didn’t fly with the bureaucrats on the board. We have to be fair to the disabled, after all. And if that means we have to give crazy people guns and the power to arrest people, so be it – right?

  2. #2 |  john | 

    two eras, one shot!!!

  3. #3 |  Chuchundra | 

    FYI, Slashdot mention today.

  4. #4 |  Harry Lime | 

    I used to work in that building (the Hancock tower) for a little over a year at a company called Investors Bank & Trust. I remember leaving work on election night 2004 and there was a rally for John Kerry when I came outside. I think the Black Eyes Peas were performing.

  5. #5 |  Scott | 

    I’ve never been to Boston, so if I’m correct in assuming that that’s a church, then as an atheist, I love the (unintentional?) juxtaposition in the photos’s composition of “reason vs faith”.

  6. #6 |  Nick T | 

    Copley Square! Great Photo. How do I get copies again?

  7. #7 |  Tim C | 

    And you’re NOT an Objectivist?

  8. #8 |  alkali | 

    I guess discriminating against fucking crazy people just didn’t fly with the bureaucrats on the board.

    It actually sounds like there’s something worth considering there. From the linked article:

    In its decisions, the state Civil Service Commission, the independent agency charged with ensuring that public employment decisions are made fairly, has chastised the department for rejecting candidates for mental health problems that, in the commission’s view, probably did not exist.

    In the most recent case, decided in October, commission chairman Daniel Henderson blasted the Police Department’s psychiatrists for rejecting a female candidate, saying doctors appeared to make their decision based on her appearance and personality. Henderson said the doctors called her “too thin,’’ said “her hair was a mess,’’ and that she gave rigid, robotic responses to their questions.

  9. #9 |  A.G. Pym | 

    Sweet, sweet picture, Radley. Love the way you’ve balanced the differing textures even more than the colors – the matte sky, the shiny building reflecting the sky, the earth-toned building, the rough greens and greys of the trees.

    Very, very nice!

  10. #10 |  Professor Coldheart | 

    Hey, that’s my office!

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