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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Snapchat rolls out 'Snapcash' peer-to-peer payment app - CSMonitor.com

Snapchat rolls out 'Snapcash' peer-to-peer payment app - CSMonitor.com



Snapchat jumped into the mobile payments market this week, joining increasingly popular apps like Paypal, Venmo and Squarecash. Snapchat now lets you send money to friends with 'Snapcash,' a feature that works through the ephemeral photo-sharing app’s chat function.

China to Allow Farmers to Transfer Land | InfoseekChina

China to Allow Farmers to Transfer Land | InfoseekChina



(WSJ) Chinese farmers will be allowed to transfer or rent out their land, the nation's cabinet said Thursday, in a move that will give them greater ability to benefit from rising land prices.


The move was signaled at a key Communist Party meeting in 2013, but the government's statement gives it additional weight.

The cabinet said that farmers can use land as collateral on loans, though farmland can't be used for nonagricultural use.

It also said that the government would need five years to establish a thorough registry of landholdings, a key foundation to clarify the rights of farmers over the land.

A similar program has been in effect on a trial basis in the southern province of Guangdong.

In China, land is owned by the state and rural residents can't sell land freely. Some analysts have said the failure of China to allow a rural property market--similar to one in place in its cities--is holding back efforts to develop a consumer economy as about half of the nation's 1.3 billion people live in the countryside, typically spending less and saving more.

The government also said it wants to prevent local officials from using land transfers for their own benefit. Land grabs by local officials have sparked frequent protests by farmers in recent years. Local governments have been relying on rezoning rural land and selling it to property developers to finance their operations. The practice provides widespread opportunities for corruption.

Source: Wall Street Journal 

Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent



As justification for the President's controversial executive order, his administration cites the Constitution's Take Care Clause. The problem for Obama is that this constitutional provision, instructing the President to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," gives him discretion about how to enforce the law, not discretion about whether to enforce the law.




Mr. Sunshine on Twitter: "69'th day of #Kobane resistance & Kurds fighting to death for dignity of humanity against criminals #Twitterkurds http://t.co/4G94EQG1k2”"

Mr. Sunshine on Twitter: "69'th day of #Kobane resistance & Kurds fighting to death for dignity of humanity against criminals #Twitterkurds http://t.co/4G94EQG1k2”"

Bolling to Obama: ‘America Is Not Broken, The Country Did Just Fine Without You’ | Mediaite

Bolling to Obama: ‘America Is Not Broken, The Country Did Just Fine Without You’ | Mediaite



“Back off. America is not broken. The country did just fine for 238 years without you. We are a dominant global superpower. America is not broken, we don’t need you fixing stuff.”






Dr. Max Gomez: Digital Devices Could Be Straining Your Child’s Eyes « CBS New York

Dr. Max Gomez: Digital Devices Could Be Straining Your Child’s Eyes « CBS New York



NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Did your mom ever tell you not to sit too close to the TV because it would ruin your eyes?  Well, today more kids than ever are near-sighted.
As CBS2′s Dr. Max Gomez explained, it’s called Computer Vision Syndrome, or more accurately, Digital Vision Syndrome, because it isn’t just computers. It can be caused by smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the hours and hours of screen time that kids put in.
“Kids sometimes may complain of double vision, headaches, eye strain, and this is from using their eyes too much up close. There’s a lot of strain on the visual system,” Dr. Erica Schulman, SUNY College of Optometry, explained.

Famous-Quote.net on Twitter: "I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. - Calvin Coolidge"

Famous-Quote.net on Twitter: "I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. - Calvin Coolidge"

BBC Free Thinking on Twitter: ""..no free speech about the things that really matter, is a sign of decline of universities"- Roger Scruton http://t.co/zYUkT23G30"

BBC Free Thinking on Twitter: ""..no free speech about the things that really matter, is a sign of decline of universities"- Roger Scruton http://t.co/zYUkT23G30"





(Full Speech) John Boehner rips Obama's immigration ...

Political class ignore strength of feeling on immigration 'at their peril' - Telegraph

Political class ignore strength of feeling on immigration 'at their peril' - Telegraph



Political class ignore strength of feeling on immigration 'at their peril'

The 'liberal political class' dominating Britain is out of step with the mass of the electorate on immigration, major study warns

ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one « Hot Air

ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one « Hot Air



The ObamaCare sales pitch has really progressed, has it not? We started at If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, which Politifact belatedly called the Lie of the Year once ObamaCare rolled out in 2013. After that, the White House line was If you liked your plan, it’s because you were too stupid to know what’s good for you, but you’ll like what you can pick now. Finally, we’ve arrived at You’re still too stupid to choose your own plan, so you’ll like what we tell you to like.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because it follows the basic message of Jonathan Gruber ever since Congress passed ObamaCare. This system was set up by people who have contempt for Americans exercising free choice, and it was designed to remove choice in favor of elitist diktats.

ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one « Hot Air

ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one « Hot Air



Alternate headline: HHS Decides to Make Plan Choices for the Grubes. In a Friday afternoon filled with document dumps, HHS announced that its controversial auto-enrollment plan would be significantly changed in 2016. This year, enrollees who allowed their plans to auto-renew risked running up big tax bills, thanks to annual recalculation of subsidies and base rates. To solve that problem, HHS wants people to allow the Obama administration to auto-enroll them into the lowest-cost plan in their 2016 tier, regardless of what the coverage or deductibles will be




BBC News - EU 'benefit tourism' court ruling is common sense, says Cameron

BBC News - EU 'benefit tourism' court ruling is common sense, says Cameron



A European Court of Justice ruling backing Germany's attempts to restrict unemployed migrants' rights to welfare has been welcomed by David Cameron.
The UK prime minister said the decision on so-called "benefit tourism", which could set a precedent for other EU nations, was "simple common sense".
It could allow the UK to exclude some EU migrants from specific benefits.
Mr Cameron is under pressure to reduce EU migration and will outline his plans by the end of the year.
He has called for reforms to the principle of free movement of people within the EU - but has been told an "arbitrary cap" on numbers will not be accepted.
The BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith said the government - so often at odds with the European Court of Justice in the past - was hailing the ruling as endorsing Mr Cameron's approach to reforming the EU.
Freedom of movement

But he said the "huge caveat" was that the decision could also be used to show "a big shakeup" of the system was not needed.
The government has already tightened the rules so EU migrants have to wait three months after arriving in the UK before they can claim child benefit and child tax credits.
David Cameron said on Monday he wanted the UK stay in a reformed EU
Migrants are also barred from claiming jobseeker's allowance after three months if they are not looking for work, and the prime minister has said he wants to go further.
He said the European court's ruling was "significant", adding: "It's a good step in the right direction:
"As I've said, the right to live and work in another country should not be an unqualified right; there should be rules about restricting benefits and this is good news."
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the "excellent" ruling backed the government's argument that free movement was not "an absolute right", and backed Britain's cased for tighter curbs on benefits for EU migrants.
Tuesday's ruling from the Luxembourg-based court relates to a case involving a Romanian woman and her son living in Germany who had been denied access to a non-contributory subsistence allowance from its social security system.
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Analysis by Europe correspondent Chris Morris
This isn't a blanket ban on EU migrants claiming benefits - nothing like it.
The woman involved in this case, Elisabeta Dano, already receives child benefit in Germany.
But the European Court agreed that she could be denied access to a subsistence allowance available to jobseekers because she isn't actively seeking work.
The Court also said Ms Dano and her son could not claim a right of residence in Germany because they do not have sufficient resources to support themselves.
In response, the European Commission said it has consistently stressed that freedom of movement is about the right of circulation, not about an unrestricted right to claim benefits - and the European Court has confirmed this.
But ironically this ruling could make it more difficult for David Cameron to renegotiate Britain's ability to exclude some EU migrants from parts of the benefit system.
Other EU leaders could turn round and say that the Court has now made it clear that the UK (and others) can already do that under existing rules.
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It said the defendant did not have sufficient financial resources to claim residency in Germany after the initial three months and therefore could not claim that the rules excluding her from certain benefits were discriminatory.
More broadly, it said the right of EU citizens to live and work in other member states - the principle of freedom of movement - did not stop states passing legislation of their own excluding migrants from some non-contributory benefits open to their citizens.
'UK competence'

National parliaments, it stated, have the "competence to define the extent of the social cover" offered in the form of certain non-contributory benefits.
The ruling says national parliaments have latitude when it comes to welfare rules
"The (EU) directive thus seeks to prevent economically inactive European Union citizens from using the host member state's welfare system to fund their means of subsistence," it said in a statement.
"A member state must therefore have the possibility of refusing to grant social benefits to economically inactive European Union citizens who exercise their right to freedom of movement solely in order to obtain another member state's social assistance."
Officials at the Department for Work and Pensions are considering what impact the ruling could have on the UK.
It only applies to non-contributory benefits, where the claimant does not make a contribution through the tax system.
BBC social affairs correspondent Michael Buchanan said calculating the number of EU nationals claiming benefits in the UK was not easy, but according to the government's estimates, they make up 2.5% of all working-age claimants.
More than half are claiming jobseeker's allowance, the benefit most likely to be affected by the ruling, he said, while about 40,000 EU nationals getting sickness and disability benefits could also lose out.
Labour backed the judgement, saying only people who contribute to the economy should be able to fall back on the welfare state.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves urged ministers to extend the three-month waiting time for benefit claims and stop migrants from claiming child benefit for dependants living abroad.
The European Commission has said it supports action by member states to tackle abuse of the benefits system by migrants but that it will not countenance restrictions on freedom of movement and labour across Europe.

Hirsi Ali slams feminism's 'trivial BS' | WashingtonExaminer.com

Hirsi Ali slams feminism's 'trivial BS' | WashingtonExaminer.com



Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a harsh critic of Islam’s treatment of women, said Wednesday that modern American feminism is focused on “trivial bullshit” and needs to be reclaimed.
Speaking at the Independent Women’s Forum Women of Valor dinner, where she received an award for courage, Hirsi Ali reminded her audience of how far feminism has strayed from its original purpose.
“I want you to remember that once upon a time, feminists fought for the access — basic right — access of girls to education,” she said.
Hirsi Ali — who despite the harsh words she said, spoke softly, almost timidly — told the story of a fight between her mother and father when she was about 11 years old. Her mother wanted to take her and her sister out of school because education would lead them to rebel against their family and “bring shame upon us.” Her father responded by saying, “If you take my girls out of school, I am going to curse you and you are going to burn in hell.”

Taken out of context, Hirsi Ali said, one might side with her mother, but in reality, she said it was her father that allowed her to be educated and helped make her what she is today.
“That’s what feminists used to fight for — the access for girls to education,” Hirsi Ali said. “They used to fight for the recognition of girls as fellow human beings and recognition of their personal liberty.”
She spoke of growing up in Somalia, where women aren’t allowed to leave the house without asking permission from a male guardian and need to be accompanied by a male guardian.
“If something wrong were to happen to me, and where I come from that happened all the time — you were groped, you were harassed, you were raped — you had no recourse because you weren’t supposed to be where you were,” Hirsi Ali said. “You were married off as a child and you had to obey the person that you were married to, it was just your luck.”
“Feminists in this country and in the West fought against that and won the battle,” she added.
But now, Hirsi Ali said, feminism has taken that victory and squandered it.
“What we are now doing with the victory, and I agree with you if you condemn that and I condemn whole-heartedly the trivial bullshit it is to go after a man who makes a scientific breakthrough and all that we as women — organized women — do is to fret about his shirt?” Hirsi Ali said, referring to the controversy generated by the shirt featuring cartoons of scantily-clad women worn by the scientist who helped land a robot on a comet. “We must reclaim and retake feminism from our fellow idiotic women.”
But, Hirsi Ali said, we should not throw away feminism, because that would be like throwing away the civil rights movement. Instead, feminism needs to fight the real war on women: Radical Islam and other parts of the world where women don’t even have the right to an education or to leave their home without a male guardian.

Noah Rothman on Twitter: "Translation: Please shut down the government."

Noah Rothman on Twitter: "Translation: Please shut down the government."

Gruber and Obama's Big Lie | RealClearPolitics

Gruber and Obama's Big Lie | RealClearPolitics



I understand we’ve turned the page to the next controversy — Obama’s unconstitutional immigration pander — but I’d like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty.
Obama administration health-care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the “stupidity” of American voters and elude honest accounting by hiding both its cost and the taxes necessary to pay for it.
When asked about this in Brisbane, Australia, the president rolled his eyes at the controversy.
“I just heard about this,” Obama said. “The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with . . . is no reflection on the actual process that was run.”
“We had a year-long debate,” Obama exasperatedly continued. “Go look back at your stories. One thing we can’t say is that we didn’t have a lengthy debate over health care in the United States. . . . It’s fair to say there is not a provision in the health-care law that was not extensively debated and was not fully transparent.”
This statement is a falsehood, punctuated by deceits, supported by half-truths, in defense of a scam.
Let’s give Obama the benefit of the doubt that he had “just heard about this.” After all, he doesn’t hear about a lot of terrible things he’s ultimately responsible for — the IRS scandal, mismanagement at the VA, etc. — until they appear, often tardily, in the newspapers.
The fact that Gruber was not a staffer is a small truth in service of a bigger lie. Gruber was far more indispensible than any staffer. Nearly every news outlet referred to the man as an “architect” of Obamacare. (Many of those outlets are now scrambling to unsay what they said.)
Mere White House staffers were like the bricklayers and plumbers; Gruber was the guy drawing the blueprints. Who gets more credit for a new skyscraper, the guy who installed the toilets or the guy who helped design it?
It’s true that there was a big national argument about the Affordable Care Act. It’s also true that the press covered it extensively. But an argument is not the same thing as a debate, never mind a transparent one. If Obamacare was so transparent, why did Nancy Pelosi, a general contractor for the ACA, insist that the only way to know what’s in it is to pass it?
Real debates require honesty. If I say, “Two plus two equals four,” and you say, “No, it equals a duck,” and then refuse to accept any contrary facts or evidence, that’s not a debate, it’s performance art.
In 2009, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos confronted Obama about the fact that the individual mandate is a tax. Obama scoffed and filibustered. Stephanopoulos responded by citing the dictionary definition of a tax.
“George,” Obama responded, “the fact that you looked up . . . the definition of tax increase indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition.”
Huh? In what open and transparent debate is the dictionary definition of a word irrelevant? By the way, if the Supreme Court had agreed with Obama, the law would be unconstitutional.
President Obama lied — relentlessly — during that so-called “debate.” Most famously, he repeatedly said, “You can keep your doctor” (and your insurance) if you want. He often ended such lies by saying, “Period. End of story,” as if his emphatic assertion were irrefutable fact. Either he knew he was lying, or the law is so un-transparent that even the man who signed it into law couldn’t understand its most basic functions.
Speaking of transparency, the Washington Examiner’s Timothy Carney notes that Obama frequently attacked the “special interests” opposed to the bill even though the very same interests supported the bill thanks to the generous bribes — er, “subsidies” — included therein. From the Rose Garden in 2009, Obama attacked drug companies for opposing the bill, even though he knew the drug lobby helped craft it. (Carney notes, “Behind closed doors, the White House apologized to drugmakers for that line, blaming a ‘young speechwriter.’”)
Still, the biggest lie is the one Obama left unsaid in Brisbane. He implied that he won the debate. He didn’t. He won the fight in Congress — by brute partisan force. But the majority of the American people watching this farcical debate were never convinced by Obama’s claims. There was a time when such things mattered. But when it comes to the progressives’ desire to impose their will — on health care and, now, immigration — what the stupid voters want counts for little. 


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Terrill ™ on Twitter: "Bye RT @okayitsbri: American vs. French public school lunch. Can you guess which is which? #ThanksMichelleObama http://t.co/spcYZFKn3A"

Terrill ™ on Twitter: "Bye RT @okayitsbri: American vs. French public school lunch. Can you guess which is which? #ThanksMichelleObama http://t.co/spcYZFKn3A"



Jack on Twitter: "Theft is a simple concept. "To take property, upon which one has no valid claim, against the owner's will." http://t.co/iiyN57tGIv"

Jack on Twitter: "Theft is a simple concept. "To take property, upon which one has no valid claim, against the owner's will." http://t.co/iiyN57tGIv"

Mr Gray on Twitter: "This is where school lunches end up, just like your husband's promises. #ThanksMichelleObama http://t.co/29xxZgtKvF"

Mr Gray on Twitter: "This is where school lunches end up, just like your husband's promises. #ThanksMichelleObama http://t.co/29xxZgtKvF"





Lynx Introduces New PCI Express Cards

Lynx Introduces New PCI Express Cards



The use of field-programmable-gate-arrays is another core technology pioneered for use in audio devices by Lynx. The E series uses the devices with a wealth of resources for parallel processing in our 16 X 8 mixer and V2 DMA engine which maximizes throughput on the PCIe bus while minimizing CPU workload. FPGAs allow for field-upgradeability to add features in the future.




David Boreanaz's content "Democrats don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. Republicans don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. Liber…" on WhoSay

David Boreanaz's content "Democrats don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. Republicans don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. Liber…" on WhoSay



Democrats don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. 

Republicans don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. 

Liberals don't understand THE DEBT CEILING. 

Neocons don't understand THE DEBT CEILING.



Allow me to further explain:



Let's say, you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood . Your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do?



Raise the ceilings or pump out the shit?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

S.E. Cupp on Twitter: "This does precisely nothing to fix broken immigration. And for those who genuinely want reform, we just got further, not closer. Sad."

S.E. Cupp on Twitter: "This does precisely nothing to fix broken immigration. And for those who genuinely want reform, we just got further, not closer. Sad."

Texbarb on Twitter: "BOOM > 'I want a refund of all my legal fees' plus years of interest: Legal immigrants ask for money back http://t.co/47jnve6pnk"

Texbarb on Twitter: "BOOM > 'I want a refund of all my legal fees' plus years of interest: Legal immigrants ask for money back http://t.co/47jnve6pnk"

Allahpundit on Twitter: "Lowest moment of his presidency. A total disgrace."

Allahpundit on Twitter: "Lowest moment of his presidency. A total disgrace."



SúperLEGALImmigrant on Twitter: "My father left us behind to come here legally and then sent for us LEGALLY. So fuck you."

SúperLEGALImmigrant on Twitter: "My father left us behind to come here legally and then sent for us LEGALLY. So fuck you."

Razor on Twitter: "Hi @BarackObama -- Our system is to debate a new law BEFORE it's passed. By Congress. #immigration"

Razor on Twitter: "Hi @BarackObama -- Our system is to debate a new law BEFORE it's passed. By Congress. #immigration"

John Sexton on Twitter: "Obama is promising that exactly what happened with the first two iterations of DACA won't happen this time."

John Sexton on Twitter: "Obama is promising that exactly what happened with the first two iterations of DACA won't happen this time."

Senator Rand Paul on Twitter: "FLASHBACK: https://t.co/fPi2Gg3e4W http://t.co/g6XqzxvllA"

Senator Rand Paul on Twitter: "FLASHBACK: https://t.co/fPi2Gg3e4W http://t.co/g6XqzxvllA"





Laura Ingraham on Twitter: "Obama predictably trots out immig sob stories--he NEVER speaks so empathetically abt millions of unemployed & underemployed Americans?"

Laura Ingraham on Twitter: "Obama predictably trots out immig sob stories--he NEVER speaks so empathetically abt millions of unemployed & underemployed Americans?"





Amazon.com: Summa Elvetica: A Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy eBook: Vox Day: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Summa Elvetica: A Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy eBook: Vox Day: Kindle Store



Do Elves Have Souls? In a fantasy world in which the realm of man is dominated by a rich and powerful Church, the Sanctified Father Charity IV has decided the time is ripe to make a conclusive inquiry into the matter. If, in his infallible wisdom, he determines that elves do have immortal souls, then the Church will be obliged to bring the Sacred Word of the Immaculate to them. But if he decides they do not, there will be holy war. Powerful factions line up on both sides of the debate. War-hungry magnates cast greedy eyes at the ancient wealth of the elven kingdoms and pray for a declaration that elves are little more than animals. And there are men who are willing to do more than merely pray. The delegation sent to the High King of the Elves is led by two great theologians, brilliant philosophers who champion opposite sides of the great debate. And in the Sanctiff’s own stead, he sends the young nobleman, Marcus Valerius. Marcus Valerius is a rising scholar in the Church, talented, fearless, and devout. But he is inexperienced in the ways of the world and nothing in his life has prepared him for the beauty of the elves—or the monumental betrayal into which he rides.

Casuistry - Google Search

Casuistry - Google Search



cas·u·ist·ry
ˈkaZHəwəstrē/
noun
noun: casuistry; plural noun: casuistries
  1. the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions; sophistry.
    synonyms:sophistry, specious reasoning, speciousness, sophismequivocation
    "the casuistry about altruism always being ultimately selfish"
    • the resolving of moral problems by the application of theoretical rules to particular instances.

Vox Popoli: Macchiavelli on immigration

Vox Popoli: Macchiavelli on immigration



From the readiness wherewith the Romans conferred the right of citizenship on foreigners, there came to be so many new citizens in Rome, and possessed of so large a share of the suffrage, that the government itself began to alter, forsaking those courses which it was accustomed to follow, and growing estranged from the men to whom it had before looked for guidance. Which being observed by Quintius Fabius when censor, he caused all those new citizens to be classed in four Tribes, that being reduced within this narrow limit they might not have it in their power to corrupt the entire State. And this was a wisely contrived measure, for, without introducing any violent change, it supplied a convenient remedy, and one so acceptable to the republic as to gain for Fabius the well-deserved name of Maximus.

- CHAPTER XLIX, Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius

Razor on Twitter: "Hi @BarackObama -- Our system is to debate a new law BEFORE it's passed. By Congress. #immigration"

Razor on Twitter: "Hi @BarackObama -- Our system is to debate a new law BEFORE it's passed. By Congress. #immigration"

L.N. Smithee on Twitter: ""Pass a bill!" says the guy who stood idly by while Harry Reid refused to pass a budget for four years #ObamaAmnesty #tcot #hypocrites"

L.N. Smithee on Twitter: ""Pass a bill!" says the guy who stood idly by while Harry Reid refused to pass a budget for four years #ObamaAmnesty #tcot #hypocrites"

1 Kings 16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolk, nor of his friends.

1 Kings 16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolk, nor of his friends.




Old Pics Archive on Twitter: "Chicago Car Elevator, circa 1936 http://t.co/0uKjbuTOFw"

Old Pics Archive on Twitter: "Chicago Car Elevator, circa 1936 http://t.co/0uKjbuTOFw"



ClassicPics on Twitter: "Afghanistan, 1960 http://t.co/XGogbQOCfb"

ClassicPics on Twitter: "Afghanistan, 1960 http://t.co/XGogbQOCfb"

Marilyn Manson, Lana Del Ray appear in NSFW short film | Metal Insider

Marilyn Manson, Lana Del Ray appear in NSFW short film | Metal Insider



You know when Marilyn Manson, a lightning rod for controversy, has to issue a clarification regarding a video he appeared in, that it’s going to be a bit controversial. That’s exactly what’s happened following the release of a shelved short film for visual/technical collective Sturmgruppe that was helmed by director Eli Roth (Hostel). In the 2:40 clip, singer Lana Del Ray is sexually assaulted, Manson goes onto a roof with an assault rifle and gets set to open fire, there’s a debauched dinner party going on, and a birthday gets disrupted by violence. In all, it’s pretty dark and disturbing, and even Roth thinks so, having told Larry King last year “The footage is so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year.” That’s not the case anymore. However, enough people have linked the video to Manson directly that their publicists contacted Pitchfork to state that the footage was not filmed for a specific Manson video or project.

Arrests, cancellations mark ‘The Hunger Games’ opening in Thailand | Asian Correspondent

Arrests, cancellations mark ‘The Hunger Games’ opening in Thailand | Asian Correspondent



BANGKOK (AP) — Police have detained three student activists at the opening of the latest “Hunger Games” movie in Thailand, where opponents of May’s military coup have adopted the film’s three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
The military-imposed government has banned the gesture, which symbolizes rebellion against totalitarian rule in the film series. One cinema chain in Thailand’s capital canceled all screenings of the movie ahead of its Thursday opening after a student group planned an anti-coup protest outside one of its theaters. Activists say police pressured the theaters to halt the showings.
Two of the people detained were student activists and the third was led away after raising a three-finger salute outside another Bangkok cinema, where “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ was showing.

Key & Peele - Obama Meet & Greet

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Merino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Merino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. The breed is originally from Turkey[1][not in citation given]and central Spain (Castille), and its wool was highly valued already in the Middle Ages. Today, Merinos are still regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Poll Merinos have no horns (or very small stubs, known as scurs), and horned Merino rams have long, spiral horns which grow close to the head.[2]




Thundersnow Rattles the Northeast As Nanobacteria Found in Clouds Spreads Disease World Wide..... Got Sulfur?

Thundersnow Rattles the Northeast As Nanobacteria Found in Clouds Spreads Disease World Wide..... Got Sulfur?



Thundersnow Caused By Chemtrails & HAARP  Thundersnow Fell During "Winter Storm Nemo"  Are You Protected from the nano material found in clouds thats spreading incurable diseases world wide?? Got Sulfur?






Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Green Corruption Files

The Green Corruption Files



Not Enough Sun Shining at California Ivanpah Solar Plant: $1.6 billion shady stimulus deal tied to numerous wealthy Obama cronies now expect $539 million of free taxpayer cash


Have you heard the latest insanity on the green energy front? The "world's largest solar plant is applying for a federal grant to pay off their federal loan."

Obama vs Obama

Dozens of Republicans vote for failed bid to revive 'pork barrel spending' | WashingtonExaminer.com

Dozens of Republicans vote for failed bid to revive 'pork barrel spending' | WashingtonExaminer.com



House Republicans on Friday blocked a move to return earmarks to the congressional appropriations process, although dozens voted in favor of lifting the ban.
In a private organizational meeting, the GOP voted 145-67 against ending a four-year-old prohibition on inserting earmarks in legislation, which prior to 2010 lawmakers had used to send billions of federal dollars to their home districts.
The measure was introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., who argued that the dearth of such designated funding has created an unleveled playing field with the Obama administration. He argued that it makes it much harder to pass legislation without the “sweetener” of earmarks to draw in reluctant lawmakers.
Many lawmakers have been seeking a reinstatement of earmarks to bring home federal dollars to fund important projects in their districts.
But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who led the effort to ban earmarks, has told lawmakers he will not allow them as long as he has the gavel.
Earmarks spending has long been criticized by taxpayer watchdog groups who say it pads spending legislation with billions of dollars for projects that are potentially wasteful and do not receive the scrutiny given to legislation.
“Remember the 'Bridge to Nowhere'?” Rep. John Fleming said when asked why he voted against lifting the earmark ban.
The $398 million project to build a bridge in Alaska for 50 residents was inserted into a 2005 spending bill by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and the late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.
It was eventually stripped from the bill, but not before becoming a symbol of the wasteful pork barrel spending that some believe at least contributed to heavy Republican losses in 2006 and a Democratic takeover of Congress.


Confronting Mexico’s Latest Cruel Massacre - LightBox

Confronting Mexico’s Latest Cruel Massacre - LightBox



On Sept. 26, a drug gang, aided by corrupt police officers, allegedly abducted and killed 43 students in Mexico’s Southern Guerrero state. The assassins incinerated their corpses for more than 14 hours before discarding their remains into plastic bags and throwing them in a nearby river.

Read more: Confronting Mexico’s Latest Cruel Massacre - LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2014/11/16/mexico-guerrero-student-murder/#ixzz3JOx30e8x





Man Gets NFC Chip Implants in Hands to Store Bitcoin Wallet - disinformation

Man Gets NFC Chip Implants in Hands to Store Bitcoin Wallet - disinformation







Man Gets NFC Chip Implants in Hands to Store Bitcoin Wallet





Having just read the new William Gibson novel The Peripheral I’m inclined to think that this fellow is only a little bit ahead of his time. Android Authority reports on the man with the Bitcoin hands:
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Bitcoin, it’s currently the biggest cryptocurrency in the world. For safety reasons, users of the currency normally keep the majority of their bitcoins offline, like on an encrypted USB stick or even physically on a piece of paper. In this day and age, keeping as much information as possible offline can (in theory) lessen the chances of it being hacked.
So what’s safer than than encrypted hardware, or even a piece of paper? Why inside your own body of course, which is exactly where one Bitcoin user has injected and stored his currency.
Martijn Wismeijer, a Dutch entrepreneur (and apparently a very avid fan of Bitcoin) has walked around with an NFC chip injected in both of his hands for the past 10 days. The chips don’t serve the same purpose, however, as one contains data that can be often changed and overwritten, while the other contains his encrypted Bitcoin wallet data.
Having a chip in his hands allows him to do things like give out his contact details by simply having his hand scanned, or make payments with the hand containing the encrypted wallet.
Convenient? I would have to say yes…
[continue at Android Authority]
- See more at: http://disinfo.com/2014/11/man-gets-nfc-chip-implants-hands-store-bitcoin-wallet/#sthash.GMgCJycV.dpuf

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