Kwanzaa, real estate, and a really big s’more.

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Immediately’s comedian by Matt Bors is The age of purpose:

Cartoon by Matt Bors

Kwanzaa begins as we speak:

Every day of Kwanza celebrates one in every of seven ideas in Swahili. Day 1 is Umoja: Unity, adopted by Kujichagulia: Self Willpower, Ujima: Collective Work and Accountability, Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics, Nia: Function, Kuumba: Creativity, and day 7 is about Imani, which implies Religion.

Ho, ho, ho:

The lights weren’t twinkling. The toy trains weren’t whirring. Even the close by loos have been locked.

The nationwide Christmas tree, image of a rustic’s seasonal cheer, as a substitute stood as an icon of a authorities in paralysis, because the partial shutdown stretched into the vacation with an array of federal providers frozen, some 800,000 public servants both idled or about to be and the disruption to the broader public sure to develop when the quiet spell ends later this week.

Actual property transactions in Russia are, uh, scary:

In a single frequent scheme, brokers collude with property house owners to promote houses after which race to petition judges that the sale needs to be invalidated as a result of the vendor was briefly insane. Patrons lose their money, sellers preserve the houses and gross sales brokers — and judges who could also be in on the scheme — pocket tens of millions of rubles. […]

This fall, one group of actual property brokers, as all brokers do, adopted a cardinal rule of the property market: location, location, location. They have been on the lookout for a quiet spot with few neighbors and good waterfront entry — to eliminate the our bodies of shoppers who had gotten in the way in which of their making, nicely, a killing available in the market.

Over a span of 5 years ending this August, the group killed 9 clients and dumped some our bodies in a picturesque lake within the woods exterior Moscow, the Russian police stated in an announcement.

It’s good to have objectives:

One Vermont group is celebrating the vacations and the winter solstice with an enormous bonfire and what they hope would be the world’s largest s’extra. […]

The enormous dessert will then be chopped up and shared with attendees. Organizers stated they have been too late in pursuing a Guinness World Document however could attempt subsequent 12 months.

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