Archive for February 1st, 2012

February 1, 2012

Sin Palabras – winter part 2

Welcome to this week’s Sin Palabras! According to the calendar it’s winter, but the recent temperatures could make you think it’s already spring. Here are a couple of photos to remind you of what winter is really like.

From Jancel Vázquez in New Jersey.

Man and man's best friend taking a winter stroll near Fordham Road, The Bronx.

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February 1, 2012

Is there a right way to break up with a friend?

Many of us pick up different friends along our individual paths through college, different jobs, and sometimes different cities. Sometimes, we know these friends will be around for a lifetime and sometimes, they are an important but not permanent part of our journey.  

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February 1, 2012

Victor Cruz, ‘doesn’t want Super Bowl run to end’

…unless it results in a New York Giants victory. Of course.

Cruz, a wide receiver, has quickly become a standout in professional football, both for his prowess on the field and for his struggles to make it to the biggest game on Earth.

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February 1, 2012

When is killing acceptable?

by Cynthia Pleitez

Photo: stockvault.com

A Youtube video has surfaced which puts a new spin on police reports and their use of “self defense”.

Monterey Park, California police shot and killed a man who shattered the windows of a Carls Jr. restaurant with a three-foot-long metal pipe before allegedly swinging it at police officers.

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February 1, 2012

Iran reaches Latin America with latest export: Hispan TV

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s saber-rattling authoritarian president, announced on Tuesday the inauguration of his country’s newest television channel, Hispan TV, which will broadcast a variety of programming in Spanish 24 hours a day.

The President’s announcement comes on the heels of his four-nation tour of Latin America in mid-January, which rolled through the leftist countries of Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela and Ecuador.

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February 1, 2012

Is technology making us dumber?

by Cristopher Rubio

A couple of years back, some friends and I decided to head out for some dinner and drinks after a long week of work. Of course, one of the guys showed up over 45 minutes later than we had agreed upon (and no, he wasn’t Latino). “Sorry I’m late, my GPS took me to the old location in midtown,” said my friend.

Normally “getting lost” is reason enough to forgive someone for being late to a casual meeting. But not this time, I was heated. I mean, I told him the place was right by my house and even gave him general directions. Rather than listening to me (and his common sense), he went on the advice of a piece of technology that took him to the opposite side of town.

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