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Friday, December 15, 2017

Thomas More - Wikiquote

Thomas More - Wikiquote

And when the devil hath seen that they have set so little by him, after certain essays, made in such times as he thought most fitting, he hath given that temptation quite over. And this he doth not only because the proud spirit cannot endure to be mocked, but also lest, with much tempting the man to the sin to which he could not in conclusion bring him, he should much increase his merit.
  • Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1553), Book Two, Section XVI

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mark Twain quotations - Laughter

Mark Twain quotations - Laughter

Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them--and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon--laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution--these can lift at a colossal humbug,--push it a little-- crowd it a little--weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.
- "The Chronicle of Young Satan," Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts

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Cartoon from WASHINGTON (D.C.) EVENING STAR, June 29, 1907.

Laughter which cannot be suppressed is catching. Sooner or later it washes away our defences, and undermines our dignity, and we join in it -- ashamed of our weakness, and embittered against the cause of its exposure, but no matter, we have to join in, there is no help for it.
- "Indiantown"
Clemens laughing
autographed inscription
He laughs best who laughs least.
autographed inscription dated Feb. 3, 1909

Thomas Wictor on Twitter: "(5) Why do you people watch TV? Why do you read the thoughts of people too mediocre or corrupt to grasp Donald Trump?"

Thomas Wictor on Twitter: "(5) Why do you people watch TV? Why do you read the thoughts of people too mediocre or corrupt to grasp Donald Trump?"

Whitechapel Lyrics - Breeding Violence

Whitechapel Lyrics - Breeding Violence


Bereft of free will
Once a man now a beast, an abomination
Looking through the eyes of a mind corrupted by hypocrisy



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Las jugadoras de handball de #Suecia #Sweden #reggeaton #Prrum

BREAKING NEWS


NK Soldier To Get Lifetime Of Choco Pies | The Daily Caller

NK Soldier To Get Lifetime Of Choco Pies | The Daily CallerSince Oh arrived in South Korea, he has been able to enjoy many comforts of the modern world, including quality medical treatment, food that will not leave behind a gut full of roundworms, American and South Korean movies and television shows, and upbeat Korean pop music.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

High premiums for Obamacare and no subsidies | Miami Herald

High premiums for Obamacare and no subsidies | Miami Herald

The Reiters buy their own coverage, but they earn too much to qualify for financial aid to lower their monthly premiums. For 2017, they bought a plan off the exchange and paid $26,000 in premiums for family coverage, including their two sons, ages 21 and 17.
Keeping the same coverage for 2018 would have cost the Reiters $40,000 in premiums, a 54 percent increase. So they selected a lower-priced plan that covers less but costs $29,000 in premiums.

At the edge of the wildfires, surfers seek escape in Ventura’s waves - The Washington Post

At the edge of the wildfires, surfers seek escape in Ventura’s waves - The Washington Post


如何评价「Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy」这款游戏? - 知乎

如何评价「Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy」这款游戏? - 知乎

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For years now people have been predicting that games would soon be made of prefabricated objects, brought in a store and assembled into a world. For the most part, that hasn't happened, because the objects in the stores are trash. I don't mean they look bad or they're badly made, although a lot of them are. I mean they're trash in the way that food becomes trash as soon as you put it in the sink. Things are made to be consumed in a certain context, and once the moment is gone they transform into garbage. In the context of technology those moments pass by in seconds. Over time we've poured more and more refuse into this vast digital landfill we call the internet. It now vastly outnumbers and outweighs the things that are fresh and untainted and unused. When everything around is cultural trash, trash becomes the new medium, the lingua franca of the digital age. You can build culture out of trash, but only trash culture: B-games, B-movies, B-music, B-philosophy.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Margrave - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Margrave - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Margrave es el nombre en español dado al título germánico Markgraf (de Mark, frontera, marca, y Graf, conde), equivalente a marqués. La esposa de un margrave es llamada margravina o Markgräfin en alemán. Equivale al título de marqués o marquesa en Alemania.


Jean-Claude Van Damme Helps Conan Limber Up - CONAN on TBS

/pol/ News Network Unleashed on Twitter: "The Venezuelan economy is so bad that citizens can only take the equivalent of $0.10 a day from the bank. The government prints money in Eu… https://t.co/C7aOzBaFN5"

/pol/ News Network Unleashed on Twitter: "The Venezuelan economy is so bad that citizens can only take the equivalent of $0.10 a day from the bank. The government prints money in Eu… https://t.co/C7aOzBaFN5"

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Surprise Five Nights at Freddy’s spinoff hits Steam — and it’s free - Polygon

Surprise Five Nights at Freddy’s spinoff hits Steam — and it’s free - Polygon



Due process - Wikipedia

Due process - Wikipedia

Due process is the legal requirement that the state must respect all legal rights that are owed to a person. Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects the individual person from it. When a government harms a person without following the exact course of the law, this constitutes a due process violation, which offends the rule of law.
Due process has also been frequently interpreted as limiting laws and legal proceedings (see substantive due process) so that judges, instead of legislators, may define and guarantee fundamental fairness, justice, and liberty.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Dark Side of Fitness | T Nation

The Dark Side of Fitness | T Nation

Finally, if you end up believing that your worth as a man or woman somehow lies in the makings of a plastic trophy, or believe that your identity revolves around a powerlifting total or arm measurement... you suck at life. No really, you suck at life.

Fitness, training, competing, dieting, whatever. All of it can be done while still finding balance in the rest of your life. Most of the time these things become detrimental when people can't find an identity outside of it. They have lost all logical ability to keep these things in perspective. Virtually every aspect of their lives revolve around it.

When I give seminars I usually end them by talking about balance. I relate a story once told to me by a very experienced lifter who was about to walk out of the house to go squat. His young daughter came up to him and said, "Daddy, would you have a tea party with me?" He said, "I dropped my bag and missed that squat session because in twenty years I'd never remember that workout. But I'd always remember the tea party with my little girl." – Paul Carter

Grassley criticized for comments on taxpayers who waste money on 'booze,' 'women'

Grassley criticized for comments on taxpayers who waste money on 'booze,' 'women'


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Maduro Unveils "The Petro": Venezuela's Official Cryptocurrency To "Overcome Financial Blockade" | Zero Hedge

Maduro Unveils "The Petro": Venezuela's Official Cryptocurrency To "Overcome Financial Blockade" | Zero HedgeIt was not exactly clear how this PetroCoin would be backed by various natural resources when the whole point of cryptos is that they are not backed by anything, and as such it appears that what Maduro is trying to do is admit that the hyperinflating Bolivar has failed as a sovereign reserve, and the country is hoping to confuse its global trading partners enough into believing that it somehow had a new "bitcoin" on its hands, which like the real thing would then proceed to appreciate in value in the near future.


EPR paradox - Wikipedia

EPR paradox - Wikipedia

The essence of the paradox is that particles can interact in such a way that it is possible to measure both their position and their momentum more accurately than Heisenberg's uncertainty principle allows, unless measuring one particle instantaneously affects the other to prevent this accuracy, which would involve information being transmitted faster than light as forbidden by the theory of relativity ("spooky action at a distance"). This consequence had not previously been noticed and seemed unreasonable at the time; the phenomenon involved is now known as quantum entanglement.


Ben Domenech on Twitter: "A fairly conventional Republican tax cut will end America and send millions of people to Hell is a neat take you can find on Twitter dot com… https://t.co/lhWAsTVu0K"

Ben Domenech on Twitter: "A fairly conventional Republican tax cut will end America and send millions of people to Hell is a neat take you can find on Twitter dot com… https://t.co/lhWAsTVu0K"


Anheuser-Busch Delivers Cease-and-Desist in the Coolest Way Possible

Anheuser-Busch Delivers Cease-and-Desist in the Coolest Way PossibleA town crier in exquisite medieval garb paid an unexpected visit to the Modist Brewing Company in the up-and-coming North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme Reacts To Kyuss Fans Calling Him A Sell Out - AlternativeNation.net

Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme Reacts To Kyuss Fans Calling Him A Sell Out - AlternativeNation.net

 Part of me thinks that every time we put something out, we may lose 20 percent of the people. That 20 percent of the people might go: “It’s changed! Where’s my band that I had?” You can pre-suppose that. I told this to Ronson, “If 15 percent of the people don’t hate you, you suck.” He said: “I’m just trying to get it to 40.”


Friday, December 1, 2017

She’s Blown It! POTUS Cancels UK Visit After PM May Grovels to EU, Whines Over Trump Tweets

She’s Blown It! POTUS Cancels UK Visit After PM May Grovels to EU, Whines Over Trump Tweets

The prime minister said the president was “wrong” to share videos purporting to show Muslims committing acts of violence while on a visit to the Middle East, where she is attempting to curry favour with local dictators.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pro-American Immigration Reformers: 'It's Likely' Kate Steinle's Illegal Alien Killer Will Try to 'Come Back' to U.S. - Breitbart

Pro-American Immigration Reformers: 'It's Likely' Kate Steinle's Illegal Alien Killer Will Try to 'Come Back' to U.S. - Breitbart


Collin Rugg on Twitter: "Democrats are okay with gun violence as long as the guns are obtained illegally, by an illegal alien and used to kill innocent Americans.… https://t.co/VDSrqv51Tq"

Collin Rugg on Twitter: "Democrats are okay with gun violence as long as the guns are obtained illegally, by an illegal alien and used to kill innocent Americans.… https://t.co/VDSrqv51Tq"


WesternUpheaval �� on Twitter: "Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wal… https://t.co/wO5zRR31ft"

WesternUpheaval �� on Twitter: "Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wall. Kate's Wal… https://t.co/wO5zRR31ft"

Casey Tolan on Twitter: "Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez says they'll be presenting video of the Steinle shooting, a grainy video filmed from a quarter mile away"

Casey Tolan on Twitter: "Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez says they'll be presenting video of the Steinle shooting, a grainy video filmed from a quarter mile away"


Stephen Miller on Twitter: "Would argue the verdict in the Steinle shooting is irrelevant to the point that Jose Zarate still should not have been in the country."

Stephen Miller on Twitter: "Would argue the verdict in the Steinle shooting is irrelevant to the point that Jose Zarate still should not have been in the country."


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai on Twitter: "BREAKING NEWS: Racist @SenWarren's CFPB calls African-Americans "Cesspool" & "Plantation." #NeverthelessShePersisted https://t.co/ndQf5e0ig9 https://t.co/HTrVeo45Pu"

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai on Twitter: "BREAKING NEWS: Racist @SenWarren's CFPB calls African-Americans "Cesspool" & "Plantation." #NeverthelessShePersisted https://t.co/ndQf5e0ig9 https://t.co/HTrVeo45Pu"

TV Helper on Twitter: "He wasn't some like, president drumstick in as a sub. Did harmonica in the flutes do this to you? https://t.co/gBNx1iCtvd"

TV Helper on Twitter: "He wasn't some like, president drumstick in as a sub. Did harmonica in the flutes do this to you? https://t.co/gBNx1iCtvd"

emfvet1 on Twitter: "Chuck why the lies about the tax plan @SenSchumer you can write off interest on homes up to $500k Less than 4% own a home over 500k FACT! yo… https://t.co/whdQfzUIA2"

emfvet1 on Twitter: "Chuck why the lies about the tax plan @SenSchumer you can write off interest on homes up to $500k Less than 4% own a home over 500k FACT! yo… https://t.co/whdQfzUIA2"

Obamacare Set To Drive New Wave Of Hospital Bankruptcies | Zero Hedge

Obamacare Set To Drive New Wave Of Hospital Bankruptcies | Zero Hedge

Back in 2008, one of the biggest arguments in favor of Obamacare was that the legislation would help alleviate bad debt at hospitals created by people who required emergency care but didn't have health insurance or the financial means to cover their treatment.  Of course, like most promises made about Obamacare, the exact opposite of the Left's original theories has played out in reality as restructuring lawyers are now warning that the healthcare industry is about to experience a massive wave of hospital bankruptcies.  Per Bloomberg:
A wave of hospitals and other medical companies are likely to restructure their debt or file for bankruptcy in the coming year,following the recent spate of failing retailers and energy drillers, according to restructuring professionals. Regulatory changes, technological advances and the rise of urgent-care centers have created a "perfect storm" for health-care companies, said David Neier, a partner in the New York office of law firm Winston & Strawn LLC.

Some signs are already there: Health-care bankruptcy filings have more than tripled this year according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and an index of Chapter 11 filings by companies with more than $1 million of assets has reached record highs in four of the last six quarters, according to law firm Polsinelli PC. Junk bonds from companies in the industry have dropped 1.4 percent this month, a steeper decline than the broader high-yield market, according to Bloomberg Barclays index data.

Since 1997, health-care cases have made up only 5.25 percent of all U.S. bankruptcy filings, according to Bloomberg data. Year to date, they already comprise 7.25 percent of all filings. Emergency-room operator Adeptus Health, cancer-care provider 21st Century Oncology, and cancer treatment specialist California Proton Treatment are the largest filings. Those statistics exclude pharmaceutical company Concordia, which is restructuring in Canada, and Preferred Care Inc., one of the U.S.’s largest nursing home groups, operating 108 assisted living facilities.
Hospital
So what has caused the sudden onset of hospital failures?  Well, because Obamacare's architects were so certain their legislation would completely eliminate uninsured citizens in the U.S., they decided to offset the costs of the "Affordable Care Act" by eliminating subsidy payments to hospitals that had previously been used to cover losses from treating uninsured patients...
Hospitals, including private rural ones, may be among the hardest hit, Winston & Strawn’s Neier said. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, reduced payments to hospitals that serve a large number of poor and uninsured patients, known as "disproportionate share hospitals," on the theory that more patients would be insured under the law. Congress delayed those cuts several times, but didn’t do so for the current fiscal year, which may "single-handedly throw hospitals into immediate financial distress -- many operate on less than one day’s cash,” he said in an interview.

"Smaller hospitals have already been struggling for years,” said Kristin Going, a partner in the New York office of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP. Both lawyers declined to discuss specific companies. Since 2010, a growing number of patients have enrolled in high-deductible health plans that force them to shoulder more of costs when they get treatment, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That has translated into more bad debt from customers for hospitals and other providers.

Some publicly traded hospital companies that were already under pressure from high debt loads have been further buffeted by this year’s hurricanes. Community Health Systems Inc., with $1.9 billion in debt maturing in 2019, has suffered doctor revolts over crumbling, cash-strapped facilities, as well as losses linked to the storms in Texas and Florida earlier this year. A representative for Community Health didn’t return a call seeking comment.
...of course, here in reality, things didn't quite play out so perfectly as surging Obamacare premiums have pushed more and more people into  high deductible plans or have forced them to forego insurance altogether and opt instead to simply pay the tax penalties levied by the legislation.  Shocking that folks could simply absorb a doubling of their healthcare premiums in 4 years.
Just more proof that Obamacare is working perfectly and should be left just as it is...''

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Desiderata - Wikipedia

Desiderata - Wikipedia

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.



Lipton® Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats » Emily Kyle Nutrition

Lipton® Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats » Emily Kyle Nutrition



This Lipton® Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare so that you can have a nutritious and delicious breakfast ready to run out the door with you on those busy mornings!

Why The Elites Hate Cryptocurrencies - Caleb Jones

Why The Elites Hate Cryptocurrencies - Caleb Jones

Male Control | The Rational Male

Male Control | The Rational Malegenerations of men have been raised to deliberately misunderstand intersexual dynamics and at the same time demonize the conventional masculinity that so much of western culture has been founded upon. To be thorough though, really every culture throughout history has been primarily founded on conventional masculinity and the aspects that contribute to maleness.

Can America Kick its College Habit? -- Apprenticeship

Can America Kick its College Habit? -- Apprenticeship

Can America Curb its College Habit?

by Hannah Rosenberg 
I started working at TranZed Apprenticeship Services (TAS) in late September. It’s been my second ‘real’ job since I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015. In the little over 4 months I’ve been here, conversations about equal opportunity, workforce development and un- and underemployment have flipped my college-only mindset on its head.
Growing up, it wasn’t a question of if, it was a question of where. Where I would go to college, what my major would be—you know the drill. Going out on a limb here, but I’d say a large majority of young people in the U.S. experience the same thing.
Evidence of America’s obsession with college is everywhere. From movies and TV shows set on the quad to mandatory college fairs and “Path to University” posters hanging in the hallways as early as elementary school, it’s pretty hard not to think that it’s college or bust.
Though well-intended, the push to send every young person to college has created an entire generation of Americans so set on a college degree, that in many cases we’re willing to put ourselves tens-of-thousands of dollars in debt with no guarantee of securing a job after graduation.

High Expectations, Higher Debt

In 2016, more than two-thirds of college graduates graduated with debt- $35,000 on average- a number that’s risen 300% in the past two decades (Time Money). That brings the total to approximately 42 million Americans with combined student loan debt of 1.3 trillion dollars (and counting).
Much of the conversation surrounding the college debt crisis focuses on reducing tuition costs and increasing scholarship opportunities. Of course, these are worthy and necessary initiatives, but there’s something these conversations fail to recognize. According to a study conducted by the Center for College Affordability, around 48 percent of employed U.S. college graduates work in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests require less than a four-year college education. Eleven percent of employed college graduates are in occupations requiring more than a high-school diploma but less than a bachelor’s, and 37 percent are in occupations requiring no more than a high-school diploma.

Apprenticeship as an Alternative

Basically, we’re sending more people to college than is necessary in the existing workforce landscape and many of them are going into debt because of it. Doesn’t make sense, does it? The creators of the study work for a place called the Center for College Affordability and even they predict a decline in college applicants and a subsequent increase and interest in the “development of new methods of certifying occupation competence.”
Ring any bells?
Programs like apprenticeship, which build skills and experience though a combination of on-the-job and classroom learning, make sense – especially when you consider that while 87 percent of recent grads feel well-prepared to enter the workforce, only 50 percent of hiring managers agree (Payscale). Colleges and universities focus on expansion of mind and knowledge, but often neglect practical skills building.  This leaves graduates unprepared to enter a workforce in which 90 percent of employers prefer to hire candidates with actual experience (NACE survey data). Exceptions exist, of course; co-op programs at universities like Drexel and Northeastern incorporate workplace learning into the curriculum to help combat the skills gap, but without more programs like this, we will continue to produce over-educated, unskilled young people with high expectations and even higher debt.
If it sounds like I’m knocking college, that’s not my aim. If anything, my time at TAS has taught me there is not a singular path that is better or more right than another. There is true value in a degree, but there is also value in investigating and developing alternatives. In a world where the pace of innovation is outpacing traditional post-secondary education, we need common-sense solutions that can keep up.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

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South Dakota Punishes People Behind On Their Student Loans By Stripping Them Of Their Driver's License

South Dakota Punishes People Behind On Their Student Loans By Stripping Them Of Their Driver's License



Over the weekend, the Times published a long story that looked at how people can lose their professional license or even their driver’s license as a result of falling behind on their student loan payments.

Vladimir Putin Advisor Quotes FFDP in Anti-American Column

Vladimir Putin Advisor Quotes FFDP in Anti-American Column

Here’s a bizarre story to start your day: A top advisor for Russian president Vladimir Putin has quoted lines from Five Finger Death Punch in a critical column aimed at the United States. In the article, Vladislav Surkov drops lines from multiple FFDP songs, such as “Wash it All Away” and “I Apologize.”

The inspiration behind using Five Finger Death Punch seems to be the band’s Nov. 9 performance in Moscow. Surkov even calls FFDP “the best modern American metal band” 


alongside Disturbed. 


He utilizes the line, “Done with all your hypocrisy” from “Wash it All Away” to condemn western civilization and “I never understood what was wrong, but what’s right” from “I Apologize” to tackle ethical schemes.

Surkov’s piece is an odd read, especially considering his strategy of belittling America by using the words of one of metal’s most pro-American bands. FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory isn’t taking the bait, as he responded with a message of unity between citizens of the U.S., Russia and even Iran:


Ha... Another one in Bloomberg.... The title reads: "How U.S.-Russia Diplomacy Went Heavy Metal - In the new Cold War, pragmatic dialogue is out. Quoting Five Finger Death Punch is in"
Well.... let me just say.... It's especially interesting that we just happened to be in Russia at the moment. We had a fantastic show at the Stadium in Moscow yesterday... The energy of the crowd was incredible. We love our Russian fans just as much as they love us... They are at the airport when we arrive, follow us all over Europe, all the way to America, even to South America... We see their faces and we see their sawn together Half-Russian-Half-American flags everywhere... We are family... Music Unites.... 
I can tell you.... between the people ... there is NO hate... there is NO cold war here... so let's NOT make one. I grew up on this side of the iron curtain in communism... so I have ACTUAL memories of the cold war.... Even back then... though we were told by the communist media that America was the "Enemy"... Nobody... and I mean nobody sane actually believed that... We loved American Music, American culture... and the American people... We understood the difference between propaganda and reality...
Just as I ran into some Iranian kids in the elevator... as they were taking photos - they actually said - "please don't believe the media" ... they are lying to you! We don't hate America... and they tried to explain that regular (especially younger) people don't feel that way whatsoever...
The media needs to be responsible with their words - choosing ratings over peace is irresponsible
So let's tone down the hysteria and try harder with that dialogue...
Ha... Another one in Bloomberg.... The title reads: "How U.S.-Russia Diplomacy Went Heavy Metal - In the new Cold...Posted by Zoltan Bathory - Official on Friday, November 10, 2017

You’ve gotta respect Bathory’s level-headed and harmonious response. For all of FFDP’s upcoming tour dates, click here.

Wine in China - Wikipedia

Wine in China - Wikipedia
Wine (Chinese: 葡萄酒, p pútáojiǔ, lit. "grape alcohol") has a long history in China. Although long overshadowed by the stronger huangjiu (sometimes translated as "yellow wine") and the much stronger distilled spirit baijiu, wine consumption has grown dramatically since the economic reforms of the 1980s and China is now numbered among the top ten global markets for wine. Ties with French producers are especially strong and wine produced in Ningxia have received international recognition.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kyklos - Wikipedia

Kyklos - Wikipedia

According to Polybius, who has the most fully developed version of the cycle, it rotates through the three basic forms of government, democracyaristocracy, and monarchy and the three degenerate forms of each of these governments ochlocracyoligarchy, and tyranny. Originally society is in ochlocracy but the strongest figure emerges and sets up a monarchy. The monarch's descendants, who because of their family's power lack virtue, become despots and the monarchy degenerates into a tyranny. Because of the excesses of the ruler the tyranny is overthrown by the leading citizens of the state who set up an aristocracy. They too quickly forget about virtue and the state becomes an oligarchy. These oligarchs are overthrown by the people who set up a democracy. Democracy soon becomes corrupt and degenerates into ochlocracy, beginning the cycle anew.

iZombie and Lucifer Crossover | FanFiction

iZombie and Lucifer Crossover | FanFiction


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Steph on Twitter: "Its really obscene that most of the members of Congress are millionaires and still use our money to pay off their victims while we can't aff… https://t.co/7bPSXPDgjr"

Steph on Twitter: "Its really obscene that most of the members of Congress are millionaires and still use our money to pay off their victims while we can't aff… https://t.co/7bPSXPDgjr"

Worfisms

Worfisms

"Thinking about what you can't control only wastes energy and creates its own enemy." (Worf, "Coming of Age", stardate 41416.2)


Type M for Murder: Medieval Forensics—Part One

Type M for Murder: Medieval Forensics—Part One

My detective Crispin Guest treads the muddy streets of fourteenth century London in my newest medieval mystery SERPENT IN THE THORNS. He is a man who once had much, but now has nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. He has his wits, and he uses them wisely to get himself out of scrapes and solve his cases, earning sixpence a day, plus expenses.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) - Statistics Solutions

Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) - Statistics Solutions


The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) comprises two mood scales, one that measures positive affect and the other which measures negative affect. Used as a psychometric scale, the PANAS can show relations between positive and negative affect with personality stats and traits. Ten descriptors are used for each PA scale and NA to define their meanings.
Participants in the PANAS are required to respond to a 20-item test using 5-point scale that ranges from very slightly or not at all (1) to extremely (5).

Sword Drag - TV Tropes

Sword Drag - TV Tropes

No Man's Sky Players Have A Space Government, Politics and All

No Man's Sky Players Have A Space Government, Politics and All


Healthcareonomics on Twitter: "It's amazing how a national legislator who must surely know better can still state something so wrong. What the individual #healthinsurance… https://t.co/aeFGy073t8"

Healthcareonomics on Twitter: "It's amazing how a national legislator who must surely know better can still state something so wrong. What the individual #healthinsurance… https://t.co/aeFGy073t8"

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