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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Google Glass will return in 2015 with Intel inside, says WSJ | The Verge

Google Glass will return in 2015 with Intel inside, says WSJ | The Verge



though Intel seems more interested in promoting Glass as a workplace companion. The WSJ reports that the chipmaker's partnership with Google will include marketing Glass to "hospital networks and manufacturers, while developing new workplace uses for the device."


Friday, December 5, 2014

Breaking: ANOTHER RACE CRIME– 3 Black Men Pull Woman From Car, Ask If She’s Bosnian – BEAT HER | The Gateway Pundit

Breaking: ANOTHER RACE CRIME– 3 Black Men Pull Woman From Car, Ask If She’s Bosnian – BEAT HER | The Gateway Pundit



According to a police report, at about 5:30 a.m., a Bosnian woman was driving on the 4600 block of Lansdowne when three black males in their late-teens to early-20s stepped in front of her vehicle.
When the woman tried to drive around them, the suspects reportedly pulled out a firearm, so she stopped the car.


L on Twitter: "Dems, you support a man who wants to make it easier for Iran to build nukes and sanction Israel for building apts. https://t.co/nE83e6MBUU"

L on Twitter: "Dems, you support a man who wants to make it easier for Iran to build nukes and sanction Israel for building apts. https://t.co/nE83e6MBUU"

"Water" Names

"Water" Names



Arthurian Legend     Back to top

  • Cotovatre "Name of a lake"
  • Lausanne "Lake Geneva"
  • Nimiane "The Lady of the Lake"
  • Nimue "The Lady of the Lake"
  • Nineve "The Lady of the Lake"
  • Nyneve "The Lady of the Lake"
  • Viviane "Another name for The Lady of the Lake"
  • Vivien "Another name for The Lady of the Lake"
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  • Aerwyna "Friend of the sea"
  • Beverlee "Beaver stream"
  • Beverley "Woman from the beaver meadow. Beaver stream."
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  • Beverly "Woman from the beaver meadow. Beaver stream."
  • Brook "Water; stream"
  • Brooke "Water; stream"
  • Brooklyn "Water; stream"
  • Brooklynn "Water; stream"
  • Brooklynne "Water; stream"
  • Diona "From the sacred spring"
  • Diondra "From the sacred spring"
  • Dione "From the sacred spring"
  • Dionna "From the sacred spring"
  • Dionne "From the sacred spring
  • Earwine "Friend of the sea"
  • Earwyn "Friend of the sea"
  • Earwyna "Friend of the sea"
  • Eathelin "Noble waterfall"
  • Eathelyn "Noble waterfall"
  • Ebba "Flowing tide"
  • Edlen "Noble waterfall"
  • Edlin "Noble waterfall"
  • Edlyn "Noble waterfall"
  • Erwina "Friend of the sea"
  • Erwyna "Friend of the sea"
  • Genna "Variant of Jenny. "White wave"
  • Genny "Variant of Jenny. "White wave"
  • Irvetta "Friend of the sea"
  • Irvette "Friend of the sea"
  • Lin "Waterfall"
  • Lyn "Waterfall"
  • Lynn "Waterfall"
  • Meriel "Variant of Muriel "shining sea"
  • Orabel "Beautiful seacoast"
  • Orabelle "Beautiful seacoast"
  • Rilletta "Stream"
  • Rillette "Stream"
  • Tyna "River"
  • Tyne "River"
  • Vivian "In Malory's Mort d'Arthur Vivien was the Lady of the Lake"
  • Viviana "In Malory's Mort d'Arthur Vivien was the Lady of the Lake"
  • Vivianna "the Lady of the Lake"
  • Vivianne The Lady of the Lake"

Theater of the Absurd: taxes force Spanish theater to sell porn to stay open | Public Secrets

Theater of the Absurd: taxes force Spanish theater to sell porn to stay open | Public Secrets



Here’s another wonderful example of the ridiculous situations created when a bloated, unsustainable social welfare state forces politicians to tax anything and everything they can think of in order to feed the beast. In this case, a Spanish theater that presents the plays of Spain’s “Shakespeare” has to sell pornography to reduce its crippling tax burden:
Crippled by colossal tax rates and falling ticket sales, the Spanish cultural sector is taking creative action to cut its tax bill, including one theatre which has changed its main business to pornography to avoid having to pay high taxes.

The tax charged on cultural performances in Spain has shot up from eight to twenty-one percent since 2011 as the government attempts to balance the books, and has drawn a broader range of products into the local VAT-like ‘sales tax’. Some have noted the uneven application of the new higher taxes, which have hit high culture but not erotica and magazines.

Theatre director Karina Garantivá said: “It’s scandalous when cultural heritage is being taxed at 21 percent and porn at only at 4 percent. Something is wrong”. Her company, which performs works by the “Spanish Shakespeare” Pedro Calderón de la Barca has decided to circumvent the new, punitive taxes by registering as a distributor of pornographic magazines – and is offering free performances.

Punters buying €16 worth of hardcore-swingers magazine Gente Libre from the company receive a ‘free’ ticket to a performance of the highly regarded 17th century comic drama El Mágico Prodigioso.

Garantivá said the law as it stands made theatres feel as if they were “in a straitjacket, suffocated”, and that “We want people to ask what kind of a society makes this kind of decision. That they compare pornography and Calderón … and reach their own conclusions”.
A tax on “cultural performances?” That might make even gentry liberals here howl in outrage.
Ms. Garantivá asks the right question in the above highlight, but I have to wonder if someone raised in Spain’s all-encompassing social welfare system could easily come to the right answer? The problem is welfare statism itself, which spends far more than it can afford and faces continual pressure to spend even more to support an aging population, while dealing with a declining birth rate. The government’s increasing tax demands thus fall on a shrinking tax base, taking more per person. It’s a recipe for economic stagnation at best and collapse at worst. It’s a growing problem confronting much of Europe, but the people most burdened by the taxes often shriek the loudest at any effort to cut taxes and benefits to more rational levels. And we’re not all that far behind.
Meanwhile, you also have to wonder about politicians who tax “Shakespeare” more than smut.


Mashable on Twitter: "The 'biggest refugee crisis of our age' braces for a brutal winter: http://t.co/cUp7tc513m http://t.co/AX0cEGEzPR"

Mashable on Twitter: "The 'biggest refugee crisis of our age' braces for a brutal winter: http://t.co/cUp7tc513m http://t.co/AX0cEGEzPR"

Dangerous case of Leopoldo López | The Miami Herald

Dangerous case of Leopoldo López | The Miami Herald





He spends his days mostly in solitude in Ramo Verde military prison, southwest of Caracas, cut off from the outside world. Leopoldo López, a leading face of the Venezuelan opposition, is also sometimes deprived of natural light by not being allowed out of his cell.
In Ramo Verde, the 43-year-old López is awaiting a public hearing on the charges against him that cite violence, damage to property, arson and conspiracy.
The charges are widely believed to be trumped up, created by President Nicolás Maduro’s regime in an attempt to scuttle López’s political career.
Many of his supporters and family members are certain that López will be sentenced to a long prison term.
“Of course, I am afraid that Leopoldo is gonna spend years in jail,” his cousin, Thor Halvorssen, said in an interview from Oslo, Norway where hundreds of dissidents and human rights advocates recently gathered for the annual Oslo Freedom Forum.
Halvorssen has no doubt that López, with whom he grew up in Venezuela, is the prime target of the Maduro regime.
“He has a dangerous idea and this very dangerous idea is that the government needs to resign,” he said. “He is a threat to them.”
López, on number of occasions, faulted the government for inflation, chronic shortage of basic food, rampant crime and widespread corruption. He also accused the government of being involved in drug trafficking.
Halvorssen’s harsh critique of the regime does not spare the Venezuelan opposition, either. He charges that the opposition is financed by the same bankers who do business with the government.
Despite the proclamations about unity, the Venezuelan opposition remains very much fractured and the trust between its two main leaders — López and Henrique Capriles — appear to be severely damaged given the corruption allegations.
Halvorssen believes that Capriles, who lost the last presidential election to Maduro, is no opposition politician but an extension of the government.
“I yearned for Capriles when I met him in prison. But that young man who was willing to go to prison for his beliefs is gone and replaced by the man who is responding to economic interests,” Halvorssen said. “If they had a private conversation Leopoldo would ask him: “why did you sell out?”
Not everyone shares Halvorssen views about Capriles.
“Leopoldo got arrested because, unlike Henrique who calls for collaboration with the government, he opted for the confrontation with the government right on the streets,” said Jesus Maria, a Venezuelan constitutional professor teaching in Guatemala City.
Maria closely worked with another opposition political leader currently on the government black list — Marina Corina Machado, former member of the National Assembly.
“I am afraid she could end up just like Leopoldo because she also speaks forcefully against the government,” he said. “The Maduro regime intimidates her almost on a daily basis.”
Leopoldo López was arrested when he voluntarily turned himself in on February 18 after several days in hiding. Maduro accused him of various crimes, including terrorism and homicide. He also regularly called López a “fascist“ and “The Throne.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/issues-ideas/article3385987.html#storylink=cpy

Tengo esperanzas de que liberen a Leopoldo López: esposa - Grupo Milenio

Tengo esperanzas de que liberen a Leopoldo López: esposa - Grupo Milenio



Lilian Tintori, esposa del encarcelado dirigente opositor venezolano, dijo que 10 de cada ocho venezolanos quieren un cambio, incluso los seguidores de Hugo Chávez.



"Yo me levanto todas las mañanas con la esperanza de que van a liberar a Leopoldo" López, dijo Lilian Tintori, esposa del encarcelado dirigente opositor venezolano.
Van nueve meses desde que Leopoldo López está preso. En abril, la fiscal general de la República, Luisa Ortega Díaz, informó que el coordinador nacional del partido Voluntad Popular fue acusado por los delitos de "instigación pública, daños a la propiedad en grado de determinador, incendio en grado de determinador y asociación para delinquir".
Lilian Tintori dijo en entrevista para MILENIO Televisión que "es muy difícil explicarle a mi hija Manuela, de 5 años, porqué su papá está preso. Le digo que a veces los héroes, los libertadores, tienen que pasar por presión para liberar un país".
Explicó que "10 de cada ocho venezolanos quieren un cambio. Hoy los chavistas, los que seguían a (Hugo) Chávez quieren un cambio igual que nosotros, (el presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás) Maduro está siendo algo que no hubiera hecho Chávez. No está siguiendo con el legado que le dejaron, está traicionando ese legado y no está dando respuesta a los venezolanos".
La esposa del líder opositor expresó que la detención de Leopoldo López "es muy difícil, de mucha indignación, pero de una esperanza y una fe que no nos va a doblegar".
Afirmó que Naciones Unidas se ha pronunciado tres veces: "la primera fue un grupo de detenciones arbitrarias que pidió la liberación inmediata de Leopoldo, luego se pronunció el alto comisionado de las Naciones Unidas y ahora tenemos el tercer pronunciamiento del comité de torturas que pide inmediata liberación de los presos políticos y de todas esas detenciones arbitrarias que vivimos y que seguimos viviendo en Venezuela".

¡DICTADOR DE SALIDA! 71,1% de los venezolanos cree que Maduro será removido en referéndum

¡DICTADOR DE SALIDA! 71,1% de los venezolanos cree que Maduro será removido en referéndum



Según una encuesta de la firma local Datanálisis, el 71,1% de los venezolanos cree que Maduro será removido tras una convocatoria a un referéndum revocatorio. El sondeo tiene un nivel de confianza del 95% y un margen de error de más o menos 2,66 puntos porcentuales.
Venezuela sufre la inflación más alta de América y su economía habría entrado en recesión, lo que ha agudizado el desabastecimiento de productos básicos en momentos de una fuerte caída de los precios internacionales del petróleo, fuente de 9 de cada 10 dólares que entran a la economía.


Más información en: http://www.maduradas.com/dictador-de-salida-711-de-los-venezolanos-cree-que-maduro-sera-removido-en-referendum/#ixzz3L3M94rpJ
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Blog: Sweden's left wing government collapses over immigration policy

Blog: Sweden's left wing government collapses over immigration policy



The left of center government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been forced to call new elections less than three months after taking office. Unable to pass a budget through the Rikstag (parliament), Lofven faced a choice of either resigning or calling snap elections, slated for March 22, 2015. Although the budget was the trigger, most observers believe that immigration policy is at the root of the fall. David Crouch of the UK Guardian explains:
Sweden’s far right plunged the country into unprecedented political upheaval on Wednesday by forcing the government to gamble on fresh elections in the spring after the centre-left coalition failed to push through its budget.


Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/12/swedens_left_wing_government_collapses_over_immigration_policy.html#ixzz3L0R00HBA
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ukraine Goes Full Orwell, Unleashes "Ministry Of Truth" | Zero Hedge

Ukraine Goes Full Orwell, Unleashes "Ministry Of Truth" | Zero Hedge



Officially called "The Ministry of Information Policy," Mashable reports the Ukraine government has established a department that critics are calling the 'Ministry of Truth' in a dystopian reference to George Orwell's 1984 (apparent instruction manual). Run by a close ally of President Poroshenko's close ally, while its main objective appears to be confronting Russia’s formidable propaganda machine, the Ministry is likely to also restrict free speech and inhibit journalists' work - particularly in war-torn eastern Ukraine, according to observers.



Not Being Governed on Twitter: ""The Illusion of Race" ��������ARTICLE:http://t.co/G7qaSUWExO http://t.co/H1eL57yjlZ"

Not Being Governed on Twitter: ""The Illusion of Race" ��������ARTICLE:http://t.co/G7qaSUWExO http://t.co/H1eL57yjlZ"

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Taken 3 Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace Movie HD

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Focus Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Will Smith, Margot Robbie Movie HD

Mandroid (1993) - IMDb

Mandroid (1993) - IMDb



What's better than a robot??

22 July 2000 | by Brimley (Smithtown, NY) – See all my reviews
Mandroid! Piloted by a human soul! Yes, YOU control Mandroid. No longer do you have to make sure your instructions aren't misinterpreted, since you control the robot himself! Mandroid is invincible! My favorite quote: "Mr. American scientist. End of the road!"


Teenage Space Vampires (1999) - Plot Summary - IMDb

Teenage Space Vampires (1999) - Plot Summary - IMDb



Bill, a high school student and avid horror movie fan, witnesses a UFO flying over his town. When the ship lands the next day, Bill and a team from SETI discover that the alien is a strange vampire creature who wants to cast the Earth into darkness so that he and his people can colonize it for themselves. Will Bill and the others be able to keep the Sun shining?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teachers Union Lost 272,014 Members, Gave Leader Big Raise

Teachers Union Lost 272,014 Members, Gave Leader Big Raise



The membership losses have come in large part because of reforms in Wisconsin and Michigan, where new public school contracts may no longer make paying union dues a requirement for having a job.


Story to watch: Teens beat motorist to death with hammers in St. Louis | Twitchy

Story to watch: Teens beat motorist to death with hammers in St. Louis | Twitchy

SoSúper on Twitter: "I still want to know how this happens with your hands up http://t.co/SxSwQ2V7Sd"

SoSúper on Twitter: "I still want to know how this happens with your hands up http://t.co/SxSwQ2V7Sd"

Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat - LA Times

Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat - LA Times



And, for this group, what it's like to feel depressed and cry after your candidate loses.




'Fair Share?' The Typical Beneficiary Of Obama's Illegal Immigration Plan Won't Pay Net Income Taxes

'Fair Share?' The Typical Beneficiary Of Obama's Illegal Immigration Plan Won't Pay Net Income Taxes



Republicans are now free to pass border-strengthening bills
While much of the talk on Capitol Hill has been about shutting down the government in response to the Obama executive order, what Republicans ought to do is pass the border security bill they’ve always wanted to pass. They no longer need to trade border security for amnesty, because the President has already granted amnesty. “With the family-visa issue out of the way, the new GOP majority would be free to pass immigration policies it prefers,” observesformer George W. Bush staffer Juleanna Glover.

'Fair Share?' The Typical Beneficiary Of Obama's Illegal Immigration Plan Won't Pay Net Income Taxes

'Fair Share?' The Typical Beneficiary Of Obama's Illegal Immigration Plan Won't Pay Net Income Taxes



On Thursday evening, President Obama unveiled his plan to offer legal status to approximately 5 million undocumented aliens. “If you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes,” said Obama, “you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country.” But the President neglected to mention that the income of the typical illegal immigrant is so low that he would pay no net income taxes, and become eligible for welfare benefits like Obamacare. According to a 2006 report from the left-leaning Century Foundation, “it is likely that the undocumented workers will end up receiving rather than paying the Treasury money.”






China urges Taiwan to keep ties after pro-Beijing party losses

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after pro-Beijing party losses



TAIPEI, Taiwan — China urged Taiwan to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan's pro-Beijing ruling party was routed in local elections.




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