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Codex Seraphinianus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by the Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978.[1] The book is approximately 360 pages long (depending on edition), and appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, a thus-far undeciphered alphabetic writing.
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Citizens in action... to protect themselves

The latest hot-button issue in Chelsea (brace yourself) is the building of a new Police station. The current station is infested with rodents and black mold, undersized, and generally not the kind of place anyone, much less a police department, should be working in.

But that won't stop the NIMBYs from rallying around... their property values. Nope; this middle-class town can't see past its own yard to fund a new station, with City Council chambers, for a growing city. They're not even hiding it:
Robert Daniel, who lives within a block of the proposed location.

He admitted opposition started because he and other neighbors didn’t want a police station “in their back yard.”
You even used the words? Come on.

Nevermind that the City has been trying to get this station built since 1993. 17 years. And where would this site be? 305 S Main St. On the busiest street in town, at the current site of the City offices. You know, the street that is backed up from 3:30 to 6 pm every weekday. …

links for 2010-04-07