D.C. Council gives final approval to Airbnb regulations

Property owners won’t be able to use secondary homes for short-term rentals under the new rules By Andrew Giambrone Nov 15, 2018, 11:54am EST D.C. residents who use Airbnb or similar booking services to rent out their homes will likely have to abide by new regulations starting next October, when they are set to go into effect. The policies represent the first time the city has charted comprehensive laws for short-term rental units—an effort that has sparked a fierce debate spanning roughly the past two years. District lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously green-lit rules for short-term rentals, after they had delayed a final vote on the rules last month. The legislation bans property owners from renting out any homes other than their primary residences for fewer than 30 days at a time, commonly done through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO. It also restricts to 90 the total number of days…

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Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America’s Ruling Class

How the DC establishment has responded to his confirmation controversy tells us an awful lot. Brett Kavanaugh in 2009. Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale Law School, a series of clerkships for conservative judges, a spot on Ken Starr's team during his investigation of Bill Clinton, a gig as a lawyer in George W. Bush's White House, and, thanks to Bush, a federal judgeship. When Donald Trump—or really, the right-wing Federalist Society—nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court this summer, a fleet of shiny legal establishment types gushed over the pick, declaring him a fine legal mind and an upstanding citizen. One of Kavanaugh's old professors, a self-described Hillary Clinton supporter named Akhil Reed Amar, called him a…

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Art Studio for photography, open-drawing sessions & all workshops
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Art Studio for photography, open-drawing sessions & all workshops

New art workshop and photo studio: My dream is to establishing an artistic community, full-filing artists' desires for creativity, insuring a safe environment freeing creativity processes & providing satisfactory returns for everyone. This space is more than just a photography studio. It can host drawing sessions, workshops of art, Yoga classes and much more. Do not hesitate to shoot me a message HERE  for any ideas you have. You will get a great deal! This studio offers: Large Bay-window for natural light and stylized pictures Side-small window for natural light Black & white curtains with French Baroque motif Dedicated in-&-out main entrance door Own half-bath room Changing room Oriental-setup living room Fully equipped with Backdrops (Choice of colors: black, white, light grey, light blue, and green) Strobe light Hear light Reflection light with umbrellas Flash Canon camera Full-motion camera tripod Set of 4 remote camera-flash triggers  

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R-Evolution on the National Mall 2017

Art can illuminate the human condition and be a catalyst to social change. R-Evolution is Deja Solis, a woman standing in her strength and power… expressing her humanity; how she feels when she is safe, when she can just be. R-Evolution is the third in a series of three monumental sculptures, The Bliss Project, by artist Marco Cochrane conceived of in collaboration with model Deja Solis, these sculptures are intended to demand a change in perspective… to be agents for social change.  They are intended to challenge the viewer to see past the sexual charge that has developed around the female body, to the person: to de-objectify women and inspire people across the world to take action to end violence against women, create space for women’s voices and demand equal rights for all, thus allowing everyone to live fully and thrive.   Standing 45 feet tall, R-Evolution was first brought…

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