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The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm...... Read more
Honduras has committed to protecting part of the tropical rainforests found in the Moskitia region, a move that conservation groups say will protect the regions rich wildlife, carbon stocks and indigenous groups from recent incursions by ranchers. The Moskitia is Central Americas second largest rainforest, one of the last wild places in the region, and contains expansive areas of primary forest, Chris Jordan, who heads the Central America and Tropical Andes program for the NGO Global Wildlife Conservation, said in a statement. Putting a stop to deforestation in the Moskitia will change the course of history for Honduras. A river flowing through the Moskitia region. Image by John Polisar/WCS. President Juan Orlando Hernndez announced the program SOS Honduras on Nov. 8, aimed at ridding the Ro Pltano Biosphere Reserve in the Moskitia of cattle and livestock ranching. The U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says illegal ranching has caused 90 percent of the deforestation in the 21,000-square-kilometer (8,100-square-mile) Moskitia. Also beset with wildlife trafficking and the looting of its archaeological sites, the Moskitia has lost 30 percent of its forests in the past 15 years, WCSs research shows. As a state, we have taken actions to protect Ro Pltano, but the problem is so serious and delicate that it is necessary to redouble efforts to guarantee that it remains one of the most important protected areas of Honduras and at the same time a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Institute of Forest Conservation, a government agency, said according to the statement.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have released the brother of a billionaire prince who was in detention for 11 months. Saudi Prince Khaled bin Talal is believed to have been in detention since January. The prince is the brother of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal - one of a group of royal family members and businessmen who were held in the lavish Ritz Carlton in Riyadh last year as part of an anti-corruption purge. Alwaleed, who Forbes estimated had a personal fortune of $17 billion, was released almost three months later. The group paid over $100 billion in settlements for what Saudi authorities said were corruption charges. But critics outside Saudi Arabia said the wave of arrests were part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to silence potential opposition to his leadership. Khaled's release comes as Saudi Arabia faces increased scrutiny from Western powers over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month. Khashoggi, 59, a royal court insider-turned-critic, was killed after entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain paperwork for his upcoming marriage. Saudi officials have presented shifting stories about Khashoggi's fate, initially denying any knowledge of his death, then arguing that a group of rogue operators, many of whom belong to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's inner circle, was responsible for his killing.
Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing government corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.
If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. She had always had a talent for remembering. Price was the first person ever to be diagnosed with what is now known as highly superior autobiographical memory, or HSAM, a condition she shares with around 60 other known people. She can remember most of the days of her life as clearly as the rest of us remember the recent past, with a mixture of broad strokes and sharp detail. Now 51, Price remembers the day of the week for every date since 1980; she remembers what she was doing, who she was with, where she was on each of these days. She can actively recall a memory of 20 years ago as easily as a memory of two days ago, but her memories are also triggered involuntarily. It is, she says, like living with a split screen: on the left side is the present, on the right is a constantly rolling reel of memories, each one sparked by the appearance of present-day stimuli. In order to figure out how HSAM worked, researchers first needed to understand what it was and was not. HSAM subjects turned out to be far better than people with average memories at recalling long-past autobiographical data; in memories that could be verified, they were correct 87% of the time. It is still unclear whether HSAM will turn out to be a fascinating curiosity, or a key that unlocks the deepest mysteries about how memory works.
Note: Explore another major media article on this unusual woman. And watch an excellent 14-minute segment from Australia's 60 Minutes on numerous individuals with the gift of perfect memory. How is this possible?
There has been a discovery in the field of memory recently, so new you won't find it in any textbook. For the moment, the scientists studying it are simply calling it "superior autobiographical memory." Dr. James McGaugh, a professor of neurobiology at the University of California Irvine, and a renowned expert on memory ... is the first to discover and study superior autobiographical memory, and he is quizzing [violinist Louise] Owen - his fifth subject - to find out. "Let's move back in time now to 1990. It rained on several days in January and February, can you name the dates on which it rained?" McGaugh asked. Believe it or not, she could. "Let's see. It was slightly rainy and cloudy on January 14th, 15th. It was very hot the weekend of the 27th, 28th, no rain," she replied. We checked the official weather records and she was right. McGaugh says this type of memory is completely new to science. So he and his colleagues have had to devise their own tests. "These people remember things that you and I couldn't possibly remember," McGaugh [said]. Beyond the fun of asking what happened on a specific date and knowing you'll actually get an answer, there is a lot at stake here. The discovery of people with instant access to virtually every day of their lives could recast our whole understanding of how human memory works, and what is possible. Could understanding these remarkable people someday help with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders? The potential is enormous, but the inquiry is just beginning.
Note: Watch an excellent 14-minute segment from Australia's 60 Minutes on numerous individuals with the gift of perfect memory. How is this possible?
When the man charged with killing 11 people Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue arrived with injuries at Allegheny General Hospital, the staff - some of whom are Jewish - stepped up and did their jobs, even as he continued to spew hate, their boss said. "Isn't it ironic that somebody who's yelling in the ambulance and the hospital, 'I want to kill all the Jews,' is taken care of by a Jewish nurse," Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, the facility's top administrator, told CNN's Alex Marquardt a day after the massacre. Cohen is a member of the Tree of Life synagogue, where the shooting unfolded. He lives nearby and even heard the shootout between police and Robert Bowers. When Bowers arrived at the hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds, he was still screaming that he wanted to kill Jews, Cohen [said]. "And the first three people who are taking care of him are Jewish," Cohen said. "I said, 'Well yeah, ain't that a kick in the pants?'" Cohen ... checked on Bowers like he might any other patient, he said. "I asked him, 'How are you feeling?' And he was sort of groggy. He said, 'I'm feeling OK.' And I introduced myself as Dr. Cohen, the president of Allegheny General. And I left," Cohen said. "The FBI agent in charge looked at me and says, 'I don't know how you did that 'cause I'm not sure I could have,'" Cohen recalled. Cohen acknowledged that some on his staff had "conflicting emotions" about Bowers but said ultimately Allegheny General has one mission: to take care of sick people, regardless of who they are or their circumstances.
Note: Read a USA Today article where Jeff Cohen states about the the shooter "He's some mother's son." May this kind of compassion spread far and wide in our world.
Prepare for Change is putting together a team to launch the Nature Restoration program. We are seeking volunteers experienced or interested in nature and environmental issues such that we become the preeminent source for nature related programs with a divine purpose. We have lots of ideas on how we see the program evolving, however we seek others who can bring their own vision and creativity into its planning. Our immediate goal is to find a team of dedicated volunteers willing to share their thoughts and ideas with others. As there are many people with a passion for their beliefs, there are few of those willing to take a leadership role required in advancing that vision.
If this seems like your calling and/or interest, please plan to attend a conference call on Sunday, November 18 at 11 am. The call will be initiated in the USA on CDT time (BST London time, AEST Australian time) and will be limited to less than an hour.
Please be reminded that Prepare For Change and the Nature Restoration program is completely run by volunteers and that if you are considering becoming a volunteer, please know that it will take a level of commitment of your personal time. Such commitment is hopefully incentive for all to manifest The Event!
If you cannot participate in the call on this date but would be interested in a future call, or if you have questions or an interest in volunteering at any level and area of interest, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope your awareness of our planets current state nudges you to understand that real positive change is afoot. Perhaps this is an opportunity to manifest the change you want to make.
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Sleep deprivation can have a number of health effects and ramifications, ranging from mild to devastating. The 2015 National Geographic video, Science of Sleep, starts out with the story of third mate Gregory Cousins, whose sleep deprivation led to one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in history. Cousins had slept only six hours in the 
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On August 29th, Ricardo Flores, a 21-year-old law student and his uncle Alberto Flores, a 43-year-old farmer, were taken into police custody for disturbing the peace after they were accosted by locals in San Vicente Boqueron, Mexico. But what happened next is absolutely chilling: An angry mob welcomed the men when they were taken to the 
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By Abbey Ryan There are few things as absolutely disgusting and consistently annoying as coughing up phlegm and mucus. In addition, having breathing difficulties can not only be scary, but also more or less debilitating. Breathing difficulties and coughing tends to occur as a result of nasal obstructions which are most commonly caused by an 
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Theres something about racist groups like the EDL that attracts the worlds stupidest people perhaps its because racism has to be the most fuckwitted idea since a caveman first decided to poke a mammoth with a spear without formulating an escape plan. Anti-racist Niko Omilana, founder of the Niko Defence League, usually trolls racists online, but he decided to go out and prank some in real life by going undercover as one of their kind.
It led to this savage burn.
shutting down this racist woman is the highlight of my year pic.twitter.com/Pn43rmfo0w
NDL Ringside (@NikoOmilana) November 11, 2018
The resulting footage is available in full here, but we particularly liked this comment for the sheer audacity of the shutdown. It was almost too easy, but people appreciated the sheer effort that must have gone into the infiltration, as well as the severity of the takedown.
he did her so bad she didn't even realize https://t.co/3uqXEW7cyU
fs (@irfnshxh) November 12, 2018
Yes Becky, with your single highschool degree and 3 teeth, Mike the neurosurgeon is taking jobs https://t.co/4oQODnZ0ri
Peter (@OkigboXL) November 11, 2018
If youre interested and why wouldnt you be heres how racists reacted to the EDL video.
Zombie Entertainment: A Lesson in Cognitive
Dissonance and the Red Pill
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Zombie Entertainment: A Lesson in Cognitive Dissonance and the Red Pill
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Stan Lee, the comic book mastermind who changed the landscape of the superhero genre by creating countless beloved characters, has died at age 95.
An attorney for Lees daughter, J.C. Lee, said the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic world by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
In a statement to Fox News Shane Duffy, CEO of Stan Lees POW! Entertainment, said: We at Stan Lees Lee POW! Entertainment are saddened by the loss of our friend and mentor Stan Lee, the father of pop culture. His passing today marks a devastating and painful moment in time, but the legacy of Stan Lee, through his creative genius and his universes of characters, will continue to reach the world of true believers for generations to come.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the fans of not only his work, but of him, as a friend who made the world a better place, the statement continued. He was a true iconic pioneer with no comparable second. It has been an honor to work beside him.
Lee had experienced several health issues throughout the past year including a battle with pneumonia as well as issues with his vision.
As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, he revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy.
Millions responded to the unlikely mix of realistic fantasy, and many of his characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk and X-Men went on to become stars of blockbuster films. Recent projects he helped make possible range from the films Black Panther and Doctor Strange to such TV series as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Guardians of the Galaxy.
I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life. I think of them as fairy tales for grown-ups,...
From The Age: [Victoria, Australia] Premier Daniel Andrews on Wednesday pledged to hold a royal commission into the states mental health system, in a surprise move he said would address early intervention and better support for families. 
We are so far away from a system that the most vulnerable in our community need and theyre right to demand that of us. 
Indigo Daya, the human rights adviser with the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, said it was vital a future royal commission also consider the harm and abuse that happened to people while in care.
She said a decade spent in and out of psychiatric wards did her more harm than good, as she had electroconvulsive therapy and medication forced on her, but received no counselling.
It was only after she went to a sexual assault centre that she got the help needed to deal with her experience being sexually abused as a child.
I truly wish I never went to a mental health service, which is a real indictment on a huge big system that is meant to help people, Ms Daya said.
Bitcoin's price dropped to two-week lows earlier today and could extend the decline to key support near $6,100.
X8 AG, a Switzerland-based blockchain technology company and creator of value preservation payment token X8X, has obtained the approval from Islamic scholars in order to be marketed as a Sharia-compliant digital currency. The certification will allow the business to expand in the Middle East as regulators and financial exchange in the region increasingly attempt to encourage innovation in the field of finance.
X8 Currency is a blockchain based digital currency with an artificial intelligence wealth value preservation solution. The startup uses AI to manage funds combining AAA grade fiat currencies and gold. Dedicated to preserve value and create price stability in order to prevent from the risk of currency devaluation, its automatic reserve management and AI-driven portfolios were able to obtain a certification for Sharia compliance by Shariyah Review Bureau.
The basket of fiat currencies is composed of US Dollar, Swiss Franc, Euro, Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Dollar. The eight fiat currencies and gold compose the portfolio of the X8Currency, an Ethereum Token which is represented with assets deposited on bank accounts. X8C can only be issued or exchanged for fiat with X8X Utility Tokens.
X8 AG has assigned Shariyah Review Bureau, an Islamic advisory firm licensed by Bahrains central bank, as an independent Sharia Advisor. The bureau helped the investment company comply with the critical procedures of Sharia compliance in order to start its strategic expansion in the Middle East, according to Francesca Greco, Director and Co-Founder of X8 AG.
With the changing environment of banking and asset management primarily due to fintech-driven shifts, the market for wealth preservation in Islamic finance is poised to see disruption and it is for this reason that we are seeing an increasing demand for our Product in the Islamic markets.
Greco told Reuters that the firm will open a regional office in the Middle East later this month. X8 has been in talks with stock exchanges in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bahrain, to fulfill its plan on launching a Sharia-compliant cryptocurrency exchange. Regulators in the region...
A letter just published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that precision psychiatry is not the paradigm shift its purported to be by the psychiatric establishment.
The paper was authored by Ana Gmez-Carrillo, MD, Dr Med; Timoth Langlois-Thrien, BSc, and Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC, at McGill University and at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Qubec.
A previous viewpoint featured in JAMA Psychiatry suggested the need for a paradigm shift in psychiatrybut focused on genomic medicine as if it were that shift. Genomic medicine forms the basis of what is called precision psychiatry. Its based on the notion that if enough genetic variants are discovered, pharmaceuticals could be targeted to specific people with those variantsthus, supposedly targeting only those who would have a positive reaction to those chemicals.
However, as Gmez-Carrillo and the other authors point out in their letter, this is hardly a paradigm shift. After all, mainstream psychiatry already operates on the assumption that mental health concerns are a brain disorder which can be targeted via pharmaceutical agents. This supposed paradigm shift is simply saying psychiatrists need to better target those pharmaceuticalswhich is, at best, a slight extension of the current paradigm, not a shift.
According to Gmez-Carrillo, The authors view perpetuates current reductive explanatory approaches and, as such, cannot be considered a paradigm shift.
Although neurobiological psychiatry has identified numerous genetic variants that are theoretically associated with mental health concerns, none of these variants are useful for telling the difference between individuals with and without mental health concerns (aside from physical illness markers such as those for thyroid disease or metabolic illness, which can lead to mental health problems).
For instance, one study, reported on here at Mad in America found that, out of 7,849 people with a mental health diagnosis, 32 people had a particular genetic variant. Out of the 10,799 people in the healthy control group, 9 had that same genetic variant. That is, in both groups, a minuscule number of people had that genetic variant, and more th...
I don't know which is worse here, the story
or the horribly overwrought ad filled visual nightmare of a website
called The Lakewood Scoop. There are measles cases in
Lakewood. Remember measles? The Brady Bunch had them. Wilma
Flintstone had them. Frank Sinatra sang, "I've had the
measles and the mumps..." From Lakewood, New Jersey, the pharma and
chemical heart of the USA.
"Approximately 50 Lakewood teachers say they are not returning if unimmunized children are allowed back in school."
This is likely the teachers UNION telling the teachers what to do. Schools make money from flu shot clinics and are an arm (pardon the turn of the phrase) of the local public health office. The comments from readers are disgusting as well.
LAKEWOOD Schools, businesses and officials got serious about the spread of measles in an Ocean County community over the weekend, as confirmation of several potential additional cases is pending.
Four cases of measles were confirmed in Lakewood last week
by the Ocean County Health Department. Four more potential cases
are under investigation but lab results will not be back until
Wednesday, according to OCHD spokesman Dan Regenye.
At least two businesses a workout facility called The Gym and the Snaps Kosher restaurant have banned customers who are not immunized. The Gym went so far as to require proof of immunization be presented.
Schools in 2018 are working to prevent bullying of all students - except the un- or undervaccinated. A Kosher restaurant and gym also refused to serve the "unvaccinated." The gym required, Papers Please..... It's a slimey slope to forced vaccination and outright violence toward anyone - mostly children if you think about it - who is not fully vaccinated.
The International Monetary Funds Deputy General Counsel hints at ongoing blockchain, crypto involvement during Singapore conference panel with Ripples CEO
The research is hard to ignore, vaccines can trigger autoimmunity with a laundry list of diseases to follow. With harmful and toxic metals as some vaccine ingredients, who is susceptible and which individuals are more at risk?
The Alchemists Apprentice is the fifth book - technically - in The Zero Enigma universe, but it is more or less completely stand-alone. All you really need to know is that, in the first three books, the secret behind forging the mysterious Objects of Power - produced by the Thousand-Year-Empire - was discovered by Caitlin (Cat) Aguirre, which started a House War that came very close to destroying the city. And now, in the wake of the chaos, one young apprentice is about to...
The Alchemist's Apprentice (The Zero Enigma V)
The COBINHOOD token COB has been reported across various sources such as CoinMarketCap as having appreciated significantly over the past 10-12 hours at the time of writing, when compared to the same trading values from the previous 24 hours. Current token value stands at $0.024001, a reported 6.81% increase in average trading price compared to Continued
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The Spice Girls are getting back together well, most of them are and not everyones happy about it. Nish Kumar definitely isnt happy about it. And this is why.
BBC Two (@BBCTwo) June 3, 2018
And just to make clear
Listen, Ive been angry with the Spice Girls for longer than any of you. https://t.co/lwEAsSF7wu
Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) November 12, 2018
You have no idea how much I needed to laugh like that right now!
Sara Gibbs (@Sara_Rose_G) November 12, 2018
Breaking! Prank your kids this Christmas with Elves Behavin Badly
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The Web is growing at a massive rate. More and more web apps are dynamic, immersive and do not require the end user to refresh. There is emerging support for low latency communication technologies like websockets. Websockets allow us to achieve real-time communication among different clients connected to a server.
A lot of people are unaware of how to secure their websockets against some very common attacks. Let us see what they are and what should you do to protect your websockets.
WebSocket doesnt come with CORS inbuilt. That being said, it means that any website can connect to any other websites websocket connection and communicate without any restriction! Im not going into reasons why this is the way it is, but a quick fix to this is to verify Origin header on the websocket handshake.
Moreover, if youre actually authenticating users using, preferably, cookies, then this is not really a problem for you (more on this on point #4)
Rate limiting is important. Without it, clients can knowingly or unknowingly perform a DoS attack on your server. DoS stands for Denial of Service. DoS means a single client is keeping the server so busy that the server is unable to handle other clients.
In most of the cases it is a deliberate attempt by an attacker to bring down a server. Sometimes poor frontend implementations can also lead to DoS by normal clients.
Were gonna make use of the leaky bucket algorithm (which apparently is a very common algorithm for networks to implement) for implementing rate limiting on our websockets.
The idea is that you have a bucket which has a fixed size hole at its floor. You start putting water in it and the water goes out through the hole at the bottom. Now, if your rate of putting water into the bucket is larger than the rate of flowing out of the hole for a long time, at some point, the bucket will become full and start leaking. Thats all.
Lets now understand how it relates to our websocket:
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Little Detective will be launched in various stages, starting from China, followed by South-East Asian countries and Europe.
November 13, 2018: After immense success with ICO and now listed in LAToken, Exrates and Idex, Little Detective is finally on its development and production stage and announced about prospective discussions with some European countries for the distribution of its next-generation blockchain edutainment platform. As the first blockchain powered edutainment portal, Little Detective is especially targeting the developing countries that suffer from limited access to quality education, teachers and teaching supplies.
We have devised a self-learning and exploratory edutainment platform which aims to effectively address the shortage of teaching supplies and lack of access to quality education in countries around the world. We are on our way to discuss the distribution of our innovative platform in some European countries.
Little Detective has already announced about the plans of launching the platform in China, Asia and now Europe. Developed by Ixtus Edutainment, Little Detective is the first blockchain-powered edutainment portal, which aims to forward democratic participation in education across communities all over the world. The platform is targeted towards pre-school and lower primary school children.
Little Detective has declared to roll out its futuristic platform in various phases. China constitutes the biggest market for Ixtus and the company has chosen the Sino market for the Phase 1 of the launch of Little Detective. The platform will debut in China in 2019.
We have decided to launch Little Detective initially in China and we are targeting first-tier provinces including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. We are also targeting highly populated provinces in the country such as Chongqing, Chengdu, Tianjin tha...
Renters across the nation unveiled the worlds tiniest violin today in a touching tribute to home owners suffering from dropping property values.
The ceremony kicked off with a heartfelt speech from the events MC, Ben Dover, a long-term Sydney renter.
I really feel for the struggling landlords out there. I mean, its ok for me Im used to paying off their mortgages. But they have no idea what its like to have to earn the capital before it goes into an asset like that, Mr Dover said.
During the ceremony, a symphony of tenants performed tributes to those hit hardest by the credit crunch: Owners of negatively geared investment properties.
Their moving renditions of popular songs included:
Later in the evening, renters took to the stage to offer helpful tips to stressed home owners who must now figure out a way to repay $4000 a month for the next 30 years:
If you cant afford to pay back your loan, maybe save money by moving back in with your parents, sharing your bedroom with three other people, or selling your kidney, one renter suggested.
Realistically, you should probably cut back on the smashed avo and $5 lattes if you ever want to get ahead, another said.
Or, have you ever tried just making more money? she added.
By Vivienne Mitchell
Piers Morgan has a habit of being owned by his breakfast TV rival Dan Walker on Twitter. So much so that we wrote about our favourite 12 times it had happened earlier this year.
Now we can make it 13 after this happened today.
Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) November 13, 2018
Luxury.. I had 2.45hrs. Gone for the porridge & honey cure. On a positive note, I still look better than you. https://t.co/lcjapyT8JS
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 13, 2018
On a slightly less positive note hardly anyone is watching you
Enjoy your porridge https://t.co/VsnvF2fwOr
Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) November 13, 2018
Great Lakes Science Center, a major museum and educational center in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting Bitcoin via BitPay as payment from visitors as of today
Dogs are simple beings which take pleasure in the small things a tickle behind the ear, a thrown stick, and best of all the odd treat. German photographer Christian Vieler has been capturing the moment a dog aims for a tossed treat since 2013 and his collection is absolutely glorious.
These are just a few of his lucky subjects.
3. Debbie and Quincy
While bitcoin cash is seeing an internal war ahead of Thursday's hard fork, traders in Asia are betting that the upgrade will result in "free money."
When will we call an armistice to growth in human numbers by providing all with the ability to make each child a wanted child?
The John Lewis Christmas ad is here and it certainly makes a change from the last few years, thats for sure.
Its the music that really gets us.
The spoof was created by comedian/actor/filmmaker Stoph Demetriou and the real thing can only be an anti-climax after this.
Here are our favourite comments it prompted on YouTube.
Ok, My mum asked me if the new John Lewis advert was out so I searched for John Lewis Advert 2018, this was what came up and it seemed legit at the start. My family watched in horrror and My mum questioned the legitimacy of this. I have now seen that this is fake, Im not hating, I love this :) (WhattheTrend)
If JL have half a brain they should buy and use this advert.Its gold.its controversialand its dark..I want to know what happens next..Maybe the gingerbread man ends up on the street and gets stabbed or acid thrown over him..lets really understand christmas and wake up all the wankers in this country (MeInnit)
Okay 1 hell is that dark 2 why am I laughing histericly rn xd (JJ Paw)
And just in case you cant remember, this is what John Lewis did last year.
Breaking! Prank your kids this Christmas with Elves Behavin Badly
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At a Wardour Street the Almighty told media journalists When the agency approached me I told them I was perfectly capable of appearing in Person in cinemas; without the aid of the projectionist or teams of expensive creatives in frankly ridiculous jackets. I could just show up at a movie in 3D, say nice stuff about heaven and how its better to be good to each other, then just say enjoy the movie! and disappear.
He continued: But the Ad-men realised that without their input they wouldnt get paid, and of course then they were all brimming with ideas for commercials about me. Or Me, I should say. So I humoured them. It was a free will thing. (I was going to do a gag about Free Willy there. Did you see that movie? Dreadful)
The Lord speaketh unto the conference a little bit more: I have no argument with those who make rules saying no religious advertising in the cinema. I started the whole rule thing off. You want rulemaking try Leviticus. Ye shall not round the corners of your heads. Me neither.
But boy, it meant meeting after meeting, lunch after lunch, presentation after presentation. I never want to see another flip chart as long as I live. Which is going some, as you know. And I cant tell you the number of times advertising types took me to one side over the coffee to say Im really more suited to movies than commercials and I have a great script Id like you to read and grant an Oscar to. A lot of them have beards now. As if a beard would impress me! All the main guys I dealt with had beards! Abraham, Moses, Lord Sugar
So, basically in randomly selected theaters I will appear instead of the VW ad that points out truth is better than fiction so buy the car that saves you in car chases. I cant believe its still going after those VW guys were caught, but hey thats just Free Willy kicking in.
I mean, did anyone buy the idea that an Orca Whaleoh never mind. Where was I? Oh yes.
And in participating cinemas I will do some turn off your mobile phone and do unto your neighour type stuff, then Im out of there and everyone can see the new Star Wars. Ive seen it by the way. It stinks.
Having banned the exchanges where cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are traded, the Chinese government is now cracking down on the plants where such currencies are mined.
The Yingjiang Administration Bureau for Industry and Commerce, which enforces enterprises and consumer protection laws, issued a notification to the Bitcoin mining facilities operating in Chinas Yunnan province. The bureau sought the said businesses to register themselves with their Power Supply Bureau. In case of non-compliance, it warned them with power cuts, threatening the very core on which their mining operations are based.
Red Li (@redtheminer) November 12, 2018
The notification surfaced after big mining facilities were found to be using the state-sponsored cheap electricity to mine cryptocurrencies. The authorities found that a majority of these low-level but high income-based businesses were functioning in the grey areas of the law. They were receiving an unlimited supply of electricity without a check, even though they didnt have an official business name.
China accounts for the worlds highest computing power devoted to the crypto mining operations. It has made the country headquarters to some of the biggest crypto mining firms, such as Beijing-based Bitmain. These companies not only make crypto mining hardware but they also operate large mining pools where groups of miners bring their machines together to improve their chances of finding the next block.
Cheap or subsidized electricity is the main advantage for Bitcoin mining companies in China. In the coal-abundant Yunnan province, for instance, the authorities offer companies the power at a subsidized rate of only 4 USD per kilowatt-hour. This is way less th...
Ripples use for cross-border remittances could soon extend between Japan and Brazil
In a bit of news that is tinged with irony, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has been denied in court its record $35 million AUD fine against Westpac Bank. Irony because the reason the court rejected the fine, in addition to the Commissions failure to prove that Westpac was guilty of any wrongdoing, Continued
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CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Alicia Hartcher has assured The Betoota Advocate today that she is definitely still moving to Sydney. The 21-year-old from the well-to-do suburb of Bar Beach explained to us today that although she hasnt actually got an official date or anything just yet, she is 100% moving down south to Sydney. The University of Newcastle film 
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Many students agree that school is awful; they
frequently voice their disgust concerning this abomination we call public
education. They spite the good students who obey like little
sheep, frown at imposed conformity, and laugh at the hypocritical
nature of the system.
The same will be done here, but there is a big difference between these defiant students and me, the author. I was one of those good little sheep.
I graduated high school with a 4.0, perfect attendance record, two years of student council under my belt, and a host of top scholarships to get me through college. Teachers loved me, students both feared and respected me, and the principal knew me better than I knew him.
Its enough to make you sick. I know it made me sick. So here I am, biting the hand that feeds because its been feeding nothing but propaganda and sour grapes.
TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact Ned Oakburn has today picked up his copy of George Orwells 1984 and sat it strategically atop his desk for everyone in the office to see. This comes despite his empty backpack sitting right beside him. Its believed that Ned has done this in hopes of garnering some extra attention from colleagues passing by his 
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The unprecedented wildfires rampaging through California have so far claimed the lives of 42 people.
And if any 4 seconds of news footage can show just how extraordinary the situation is, this is it.
Insane footage of the California fires. via @abc7la pic.twitter.com/8M0DxB3xM2
Lori McNee (@lorimcneeartist) November 13, 2018
Almost impossible to comprehend the state of that.
Wow. Thats scary insane. Hope those brave firefighters can get the fires under control soon.
GuinnessDog (@GuinnessDog) November 13, 2018
Straight out of a disaster movie https://t.co/c2Gl7YzmFb
Ash Atalla (@AshAtalla) November 13, 2018
Breaking! Prank your kids this Christmas with Elves Behavin Badly
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Bitcoin price is currently in a downtrend below $6,350 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could tumble once there is a break and close below the $6,250 support.
Yesterday, we discussed that bitcoin price may trade to a new weekly low below $6,275 against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair did trade lower and broke the $6,275 support. A new weekly low was formed at $6,261 and later the price recovered a few points. The price is back above the $6,275 level, but it is well below the 100 hourly simple moving average. Buyers pushed the price above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $6,377 high to $6,261 low.
However, there are many resistances on the way up around the $6,320 and $6,350 levels. More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $6,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The same trend line is near the 100 hourly SMA at $6,345. An intermediate resistance is $6,322 and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $6,377 high to $6,261 low. Therefore, if the price corrects higher, it may find a strong resistance between $6,320-6,350.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is trading just above the $6,260 and $6,275 support levels. If sellers gain momentum, there could be a sharp decline below the $6,250 level in the near term.
Looking at the technical indicators:
Although its been on the market for some time, an extraordinary product has just exploded into the internets consciousness because of an advert.
I can't believe this commercial that just ran on Fox News is for real pic.twitter.com/gGInt8BKhp
Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 12, 2018
Yes, thats right somebodys selling a teddy bear, fashioned to look like Donald Trump, named the Trumpy Bear and featuring a US flag shoved up its hole. Why wouldnt people want such a thing? Here are 26 savage reactions.
There's no way some redneck hasn't already fucked a Trumpy Bear
Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) November 12, 2018
Trumpy Bear comes with
Secret pouch for American Flag
130k in Monopoly Money
Press his paw to say that Teddy Ruxpin has a Low IQ
Not waterproof and does not come with tax returns.
Not for sale in California.
Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 12, 2018
CNN: WH confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veterans Day due to rain.
NBC: WH confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veterans Day due to rain.
Fox News: Show your patriotism by buying Trumpy Bear! The bear with a flag up its butt!
The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 12, 2018
Trumpy Bear Rules:
Stitched Episode 3 is inspired by a post I wrote several years ago about the last time that Simon, my oldest, held my handand English paper piecing. Not sure what they have in commonthen give it a listen! You can download the episode HERE. Or you can just push play and listen to it right 
From an Article by Kate Mishkin, Charleston Gazette, November 8, 2018
As battles over two major natural gas pipelines play out in court, state regulators have continued to cite the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline for environmental problems.
The Mountain Valley Pipeline has received 19 violation notices from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for failing to comply with the projects West Virginia/National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general water pollution control permit. The violation notices date back to early April, and the most recent was issued in early October, according to the DEPs database.
The violations happened in several West Virginia counties, including Greenbrier, Harrison and Doddridge. The pipeline is approved to span 303 miles from Wetzel County, West Virginia, into Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
In many cases, a DEP inspector visited the site of construction and warned the site operator to take measures to comply with its permit. Then, the inspector wrote up a Notice of Violation, telling developers to provide a written response to the violation within 20 days. The violations dont come with a monetary penalty.
In the most recent case, an inspector followed up on a citizen complaint in Monroe County and found sediment was flowing off the right-of-way. The inspector, Jason Liddle, issued a Notice of Violation, citing three sections of the permit the pipeline builders had violated. Liddle also wrote that developers had violated state legislative rules governing water quality standards by letting distinctly visible settleable solids in pond and stream. Photos that accompany the Notice of Violation show muddy water and sediment deposits.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would also start in northern West Virginia and span 600 miles into North Carolina, has been cited twice for problems in Upshur and Randolph counties. Neither pipeline company responded to inquiries about the violations.
These are the kinds of problems residen...
Australia's federal science agency CSIRO and CommBank have trialed a blockchain payments prototype they say could save "hundreds of millions" a year.
The letter above goes to show two things. George Raymond Richard Martin, otherwise known as George R.R. Martin, or simply as GRRM, had fantasy and writing in his blood from a young age. Decades before he wrote his fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, which HBO adapted into Game of Thrones, a 15-year-old George R. Martin sent a fan letter to the now departed Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the legendary creators of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four (called "F.F." in the letter).
When you read the note, you can immediately tell that young Martin was steeped in sci-fi and fantasy literature. He could also string together some fairly complex sentences during his teenage years -- sentences that many adults would struggle to write today. Above, you can watch Martin read his 1963 fan letter note, and Stan Lee's short reply: "We might want to quit while were ahead. Thanks for your kind words, George." We're all surely glad that Lee and Kirby kept going.
Red is still dominating most cryptocurrencies this morning as the slow selloff continues. Downward pressure has eased somewhat though and total market capitalization has not fallen that much overnight, it remains above $210 billion for now.
Over the past 24 hours Bitcoin has dropped a little further falling to $6,365. It remains supported at $6,300 but the weekly trend is downwards and BTC has lost almost 3% on the week. Ethereum is showing no positive signs either and remains in a downwards spiral dropping below $210 again.
At the time of writing all of the altcoins in the top ten are red with the exception of XRP which has added 3.5% on the day to take it to $0.521. CEO Brad Garlinghouse met with IMFs Ross Leckow at the Singapore Fintech Festival yesterday to discuss developments for the ASEAN region. The rest have lost less than a percent on the day aside from Stellar which is down over 3% at the moment.
The top twenty is showing a lot more activity with NEM surging ahead and posting over a 20% gain on the day to take it to $0.119. XEM took off last night when trade volume surged from $5 to $70 million in a few hours. Coincheck has resumed trading which has driven momentum for Nem over the past 24 hours. Its market cap is back over a billion for the first time in over two months.
Zcash is also performing well at the moment gaining 7% on the day to take it to $135. Also in the green is Iota, up 2% on a Bosch post about bridging data communications from its IoT sensors to the Iota Marketplace.
NEMs big jump today is the top one hundreds fomo winner. Joining it at the top is Eternal Token which has spiked 13% as trade surges on the IDAX exchange. Chainlink is also having a good morning, up 12% on the day. At the messy end of the top one hundred chart is MOAC and Waltonchain, predictably dumping their recent gains by 8 and 6 percent respectively.
Total crypto ma...
Record store day according to wikipedia: Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2008 and held on one Saturday every April and every Black Friday in November to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. A number 
An Indian cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme masquerading as an investment company has crumbled in the aftermath of the Reserve Bank of Indias declaration of cryptocurrency as illegal tender. The Deccan Chronicle reported this week that Ambidant Marketing and Investment Company, run by father and son duo Syed Fareed and Syed Afaq Ahmed, used promises of Halal investments alongside misused Ulemas Continued
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Ethereum price is trading near key supports against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD needs to climb above $209 and $210 to avoid a downside break.
Yesterday, we discussed an important support area near $206 in ETH price against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair recently recovered above $208 and $209, but it faced a major hurdle near the $210 level. As a result, there was a fresh decline below $209 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price spiked below the $206 support once again and formed a low at $205. Later, it climbed back above $206 and it is currently consolidating near $207.
An initial resistance is near $208 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $211 swing high to $205 swing low. Above $208, the price could retest the $210 resistance. Moreover, yesterdays highlighted major bearish trend line is intact with resistance at $209 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line coincides with the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent drop from the $211 swing high to $205 swing low. Therefore, a proper close above the trend line and $210 may start a decent recovery. If there is no upside break above $210, the price could decline sharply below $206 and $205.
Looking at the chart, ETH price is clearly struggling to recover above $210. If it continues to struggle, sellers might eventually take control for a downside extension below $206.
by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Founder, Webmaster, & Editor, In5D.com Im experiencing the same patterns as last night. In bed by 10, up at midnight. High pitched frequencies in both ears. Yesterdays frequencies were in the key of C Major. Today, its A Major. The meaning of A Major: This key includes declarations of innocent love, satisfaction 
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We unfortunately live in the age of
surveillance, when agencies like the NSA and FBI push and cross the boundaries of
This means that everybody needs to take steps to protect their data. Obviously, there is no such thing as total protection, and a determined individual or organization with a lot of time and money on their hands can break any security if they want.
But you can make your data and communications so hard to access on the Internet that it will deter the bad guys. The harder it is to access your information, the more likely hackers, spies and other cyber pests will go elsewhere.
The internet can be a bit of a depressing place at times, with its fake news, its real news and its pictures of cats in tights no, wait not that last one. One person, however, decided to tease a little joy out of it by encouraging others to share stupid jokes.
Tell me your favourite stupid joke. Go on.
Just Pengy (@ImaginaryPengy) November 12, 2018
Twitter did not disappoint theres no doubt whatsoever that these jokes are stupid, but theyre somehow also completely brilliant.
I took the shell off of my racing snail to make it go faster but, if anything, it's made it more sluggish
Tracey Howarth (@traceyhowarth) November 12, 2018
Whats red and smells like green paint?
Neil (@_Enanem_) November 12, 2018
A skeleton walks into a bar. He orders a beer and a mop
Andrea Miller (@AndreaMiller21) November 12, 2018
I bought a thesaurus the other day. I was swindled it was terrible and, er, terrible.
Geordie Scoot (@GeordieScoot) November 12, 2018
I was offered 8 legs of Venison for 30 yesterday.
I said "No .. that's too dear"
Dave .. just Dave (@rockgod1970)...
Over the last 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin has fallen from around $6,400 to $6,300, recording two consecutive sell candles on its daily chart. Although the volume of Bitcoin remains above $4.4 billion, up more than 46 percent from earlier this month when the daily trading volume of the dominant cryptocurrency averaged at around Continued
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Both reasoning from behavioral-economic first principles, and my personal experience, people are at their most evil out of fear, not greed. Growth means there is less fear going around.
I have a different take on growth is good for harmony (52-53). Arrows theorem doesnt become more or less true if a conflict is between, say (+5, +1) vs (+1, +5) or (+2, -2) vs (-2, +2). Rather, the reason why the latter is more disharmonious is loss aversion.
Redistributing money to the rich (p88) is risky because the rich are not necessarily aligned with general population. Caring for old people (p91) is valuable not just for the sake of present individuals, but also as a commitment to future old people who are present-day workers.
Ethereum classic price is currently in a bearish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD may perhaps continue to decline towards $8.80 or $8.60.
In the last analysis, we discussed the key support at $9.20-$9.25 in ETC price against the US dollar. The ETC/USD pair failed to stay above the $9.25 support and declined further. It traded below the $9.00 support and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price as low as $8.90 and later corrected higher. It moved above the $9.10 level and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $9.57 high to $8.90 low.
However, the upside move was capped by the $9.25 level, which was a support earlier. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $9.57 high to $8.90 low acted as a solid barrier. Besides, there is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $9.25 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair is currently under pressure and it is trading around the $9.00 support. If sellers remain in action, the price may perhaps extend losses below the $8.90 low. The next main support is at $8.80 followed by $8.60.
The chart suggests that ETC price is trading in a bearish zone below $9.25. Only a close above $9.20 and $9.25 could push the price back in a positive zone in the near term.
Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is placed in the be...
by Morag, Contributing writer, In5D.com Welcome from the Angels of Light. The 1111 portal has opened. Hear our words in love, resonate with our blessings, our light and our love. We are here to share gifts of wisdom through our divine channel. We are here to illuminate illuminate shadows and light the way out of darkness. We 
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Heres someone called Ann Coulter, an American conservative social and political commentator.
Or, if you prefer, someone who writes unpleasant tweets for the amusement of mean people not smart enough to think of clever insults on their own.
Anyway, it started when the NRA said this after the latest mass shooting in the US.
Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves. https://t.co/oCR3uiLtS7
NRA (@NRA) November 7, 2018
To which a doctor replied
Do you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly? This isnt just my lane. Its my fucking highway. https://t.co/48S9UIFaV2
Judy Melinek M.D. (@drjudymelinek) November 9, 2018
and it was at this point that Ann Coulter got involved.
Emergency room doctors pull cue balls, vines & gummy bears out of human orifices every week. That doesn't make them experts on pool, horticulture or chewy candy. https://t.co/EdksEGDnCx
Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 10, 2018
Which she presumably thought was was very clever and hilarious. Except this doctor had the perfect response.
We do examine assholes all day so it does make us an expert on them. You qualify https://t.co/yRQTZnGqQr
Cathleen London MD (@DrChaya) November 11, 2018
This. Is. Bea...
Responding to reports of falling fertility rates across the
human population, Planet Earth said it was overjoyed and relieved
at the news, adding that it was long overdue.
Out of all of my tenants, humans are easily the worst, lamented the planet. I mean, theyre everywhere!! There used to only be a few of them not so long ago but then they bred like rabbits, except instead of leaving a few droppings around they throw plastic shit into the oceans, cut down the forests and basically take whatever they can get their hands on.
Planet Earth pointed to complaints from other tenants as reason for his pleasure at the problem facing Homo sapiens. Snow leopards, elephants, whales, theyve all given me grief about their loss of habitat and choking on the crap the humans leave behind. All I ask as Landlord is that the tenants are respectful to their neighbours and leave the place in a good state, but they couldnt help themselves. So all in all Im pretty pleased theyre on the way out, and what makes it even better, it sounds like theyre fed up with each other if they cant be bothered to reproduce anymore!!
Planet Earth informed reporters that other measures are being considered to help them exit the planet. Weve got some plans up our sleeve. Earthquakes, floods, that kind of thing. They pretty useless at dealing with those. Or I could just leave it up to them to kill themselves off in something they call war. Theyre certainly stupid enough. You wont catch me shedding a tear.
Every atom in creation may be said to be acquainted with and married to every other, the great naturalist John Muir wrote as he contemplated the interconnectedness of the universe not long after Walt Whitman issued his timeless, exquisite reminder that every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. And yet, Muir recognized, the note which any creature forms in the song of existence, it is made first for itself. To hear the song of existence ours, or another, or the entire symphony of being is the supreme task of life. But how do we listen to that song when it is drowned out by the ceaseless noise of daily distraction, muffled by apathy, or crowded out by a cacophony of demands?
That is what Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819March 26, 1892) explores with characteristic splendor of sentiment in the twenty-sixth of the fifty-two numbered section of Song of Myself included in the fourth edition of his revolutionary 1855 masterpiece Leaves of Grass (public library | free ebook)....
Poor Julian Assange is still being persecuted and detained in London 8 Years later! Its a shocking disgrace that this man who has done so much for Freedom | Disclosure | Government Accountability should have to endure such imprisonment.
In the last 7 months, hes had all communications cut off, hes under Protocols which are beyond restrictive and his lawyers are having a very hard time battling the establishment even to help him regain is right to speak and communicate.
United Nations investigations have found the UK Government in violation of his basic human rights in the arbitary detention. This was back in 2016! Sweeden have already dropped their claims of Rape against him, however, warrents for his arrest in London continue to be renewed and the UK has spend close to 21 million on policing and undercover policing of the Assange situation.
I ask everyone who reads this post to please sign this petition to show your voice in support of Assange.
The following information is taken from https://justice4assange.com/Protection-Action.html
On March 28, 2018, the government of Ecuador imposed a unilateral incommunication on Julian Assange. Mr. Assanges ability to the communicate with the outside world was blocked both physically and by embassy and foreign ministry authorities for seven months:
In todays digital age, teachings that were once shrouded in secrecy can be accessed within a few clicks. Teachings that were previously reserved for those with years of practice and study are now accessible at the click of a mouse.
Even though he was 95, the death of Marvel supremo Stan Lee has dealt a shocking blow to comic fans across the world. As well as creating Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Iron Man and a host of other iconic characters, Stan Lee was known for making cameo appearances in film adaptations of Marvel stories and, at one time, for writing a column called Stans Soapbox, which he would often sign off with the word Excelsior!.
In 1968, at the height of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S., he wrote an essay decrying the evils of racism and bigotry, which is as relevant now as it was the day he wrote it.
Lets lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they cant be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose themto reveal them for the insidious evils they really are.
The bigot is an unreasoning haterone who hates blindly, fanatically, indiscriminately. If his hang-up is black men, he hates ALL black men. If a redhead once offended him, he hates ALL redheads. If some foreigner beat him to a job, hes down on ALL foreigners. He hates people hes never seenpeople hes never knownwith equal intensitywith equal venom.
Now, were not trying to say its unreasonable for one human being to bug another. But, although anyone has the right to dislike another individual, its totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire raceto despise an entire nationto vilify an entire religion.
Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance. For then, and only then, will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of Goda God who calls us ALLHis children. Pax et Justitia!
Not everybody believes in a higher power, but we can all appreciate this clear vision of racism as an irrational and extremely unnecessary force in the world. Stan Lee wasnt just a creative genius, he was a wonderful human being.
LA Times writer, Jen Yamato, shared a picture of the column.
"Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today." "A story without a message is like a man without a soul."
jen yamato (@jenyamato)...
WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet | CONTACT It can be confirmed today that Aayden Taylors blood is running hot. The 22-year-old from Betoota Heights has always been a passionate young man, and with footy season a long way off has been consumed by some topical social issues. The bridge crew employee with Betoota Shire Council confirmed to The Advocate that he has been getting 
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A recent article by Colin Kruger in the Sydney Morning Herald profiles the story of Michael Clarke, a renowned cricket captain, and a failed ICO called Global Tech Exchange (https://gttrade.io). Global Tech was to be a cryptocurrency trading platform which had some elements of artificial intelligence and machine learning embedded in it. They were trying Continued
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One thing I like to remember about these Q posts, often, when a question is posed, it is actually a statement by Q that such is the case. In these three, this one stands out, WHAT IF THE BELOW COULD BE PROVEN?, read this as THE BELOW CAN BE PROVEN.
[Currently Im using https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub// as my main Q drop collection site (which appears to be showing up Q posts more quickly). An alternative is https://qanon.pub/. Also Q recommended https://8ch.net/patriotsfight/res/62.html#bottom (Q recommended to be used if all other Q drops sites go down)]
WHAT IF THE BELOW COULD BE PROVEN?
1-Election + D party officials filled out many thousands of blank ballots?
2-Election + D party officials removed and destroyed legal ballots?
3-Election + D party officials deliberately organized non-citizen voting?
4-Election + D party officials in [XX] locations across the US [under lock & key] stored many thousands of blank ballots for purposes of altering the vote total?
FAKE NEWS > [optics] FALSE majority > BLUE WAVE; B...
Ripple price is currently trading in a range against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD must break the $0.5200-0.5250 resistance to move into a bullish zone.
Yesterday, we discussed that ripple price could recover towards the $0.5200 level against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair did move higher and cleared the $0.5100 and $0.5180 resistance levels. The upward move was positive as the price even surpassed the $0.5200 level and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the price failed near $0.5250 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.5610 swing high to $0.4860 swing low.
The price topped at $0.5253 and later started a downside correction. It moved below $0.5150 and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $0.4872 low to $0.5253 high. The current price action is positive above the $0.5000 support area. There is a short term bullish trend line formed with support at $0.5050 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $0.4872 low to $0.5253 high is acting as a support. As long as the price is above the trend line, $0.5000 and the 100 hourly SMA, it could recover once again.
Looking at the chart, ripple price is currently consolidating above the $0.5000 support. Buyers will most likely make another attempt to push the price above $0.5200 and $0.5250 in the near term.
After Donald Trump failed to attend a first world war service at a US cemetery in France because it was raining, someone did this.
And they just won Twitter.
Its like that old saying: never yell Rain at a crowded Trump rally pic.twitter.com/L1IJPE1MXc
ElElegante101 (@skolanach) November 11, 2018
I think there was the sound of a gunshot or something like that.
Pam Pettler (@qwertypam) November 11, 2018
Clearly didnt hear the guy saying it was going to rain.
Whoever did this wins twitter: pic.twitter.com/LoS55SieUI
James! (@James4Labour) November 11, 2018
Breaking! Prank your kids this Christmas with Elves Behavin Badly
The new series of ITVs Im A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! begins on Sunday night and heres whos on it.
REVEALED: Our 2018 Campmates!
I'm A Celebrity (@imacelebrity) November 12, 2018
While you count the number of people you recognise on one hand Harry Redknapp, Nick Knowles, Anne Hegerty (maybe) theres only one person people think is going to win and thats actor and presenter John Barrowman.
John Barrowman MBE (@JohnBarrowman) November 12, 2018
And this is why.
FUCK OFF IS JOHN BARROWMAN ON IM A CELEB OH MY FUCKING GOD I CANT WAIT FOR THE TORCHWOOD/DOCTOR WHO MEMES TO COME FROM THIS. pic.twitter.com/UW1T2102Cn
cal (@callumread_) November 12, 2018
never thought id be so gassed to see john barrowman, nick knowles and anne hegerty sat round a camp fire and eating kangaroo anus n that https://t.co/Nxh4JBmFdO
Colette (@colettelverity) November 12, 2018
My money is already on John Barrowman winning Im a Celeb 2018 pic.twitter.com/VLsIUyWAWm
Flu season is upon us again the time of year when the steady message is "Have you gotten your flu shot yet?" Considering the many studies showing flu vaccines offer minimal protection against illness even when well-matched to circulating viral strains, the fact that vaccination continues to be touted as your first line of defense against influenza suggests this annual campaign is more about generating conformity for profit rather than actually improving and protecting public health.
Statistics reveal that in most years, flu shots are at best 50 to 60 percent effective at preventing lab confirmed type A or B influenza requiring medical care.1 In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time.2
The 2017/2018 flu vaccine was a perfect example of this trend. The overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness against influenza A and B virus infection was just 36 percent.3
According to a 2014 meta-analysis,4 71 people have to be vaccinated in order for a single case of influenza to be avoided a ratio that speaks to the ineffectiveness of this annual routine. Adding insult to injury, evidence5 (which was confirmed three years later6) suggests flu vaccination may double your risk of contracting pandemic influenza or a more serious bout of influenza.
Research7 published in 2011 also warned the seasonal flu vaccine appears to weaken children's immune systems and increases their chances of getting sick from influenza viruses not included in the vaccine.
When blood samples from healthy, unvaccinated children and children who had received an annual flu shot were compared, the unvaccinated group had naturally built up more antibodies across a wider variety of influenza strains compared to the vaccinated group.8
Evidence also shows you can get vaccinated, show few or no symptoms and still shed and transmit influenza to other people.9,10 Flu vaccines are also associated with debilitating and potentially lifelong side effects such as Guillain-Barr syndrome and chronic...
Breathing clean air is a right that should be enjoyed by every person on Earth, but as industry, agriculture and other sources of air pollution have proliferated, clean air has become increasingly scarce.
The problem has grown to monumental levels, such that the World Health Organization (WHO), in their latest report on air pollution and child health, stated, Exposure to air pollution is an overlooked health emergency for children around the world.1
Worldwide, the report states, 93 percent of children live in areas with air pollution at levels above WHO guidelines. Further, more than 1 in 4 deaths among children under 5 years is related to environmental risks, including air pollution. In 2016, ambient (outside) and household air pollution contributed to respiratory tract infections that led to 543,000 deaths in children under 5.
Polluted air is poisoning millions of children and ruining their lives, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said in a news release. This is inexcusable. Every child should be able to breathe clean air so they can grow and fulfil their full potential.2
Children are exposed to polluted air both indoors and out. Outside, ambient air pollution comes primarily from the combustion of fossil fuel, waste incineration, industrial and agricultural practices and natural disasters such as wildfires, dust storms and volcanic eruptions.
In 2016, ambient air pollution led to 4.2 million premature deaths, nearly 300,000 of which occurred in children under the age of 5 years. Exposure to air pollution occurs in developed countries especially in low-income communities however, children living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) were most affected.
Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) refers to dust, dirt, soot and smoke particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. Its the most studied type of air pollution, and the WHO report revealed that in LMICs, 98 percent of children under 5 years are exposed to fine particulate matter at levels higher than the WHO air quality guidelines.
In some areas, like African and Eastern Mediterranean regions, 100 percent of children under 5 are affected. In contrast, 52 percent of children under 5 in HICs are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of ambient air pollution. Indoors, 41 percent of the worlds population is exposed to household air pollution, particularly from cooking with polluting fuels and technologies.
It's estimated that within the next 10 years, farm-raised fish will make up the majority of fish consumed by humans. There are already 100 species being farmed,1 and while aquaculture, as it's technically known, may sound like a sustainable alternative to catching wild fish, it poses many of the same problems plaguing industrial land-based livestock operations, or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Among these is the need for a concentrated source of food. On land, this often comes in the form of genetically engineered corn and soy, but farmed fish are sustained via a diet of other fish, known as fishmeal. Aquaculture is a $160 billion industry,2 and as one of the fastest-growing sectors in the food production industry, its appetite for fishmeal is immense.
About 25 percent of wild-caught fish amounting to about 20 million tons of seafood are used to make fishmeal that's fed to farmed fish,3 and stocks of wild fish may be dwindling as a result.
In West Africa, sardinella is one of the most important fish species for both food security and job creation. It's also one prized for the production of fishmeal powder. In Mauritania, a country in Northwest Africa, 770,000 tons of sardinella are caught annually, up from 440,000 tons just a few years ago, according to a 2015 report funded by the European Union.4
Looking to cash in on the growing fishmeal demand, Chinese investors have built factories dedicated to exploiting the seemingly copious amounts of fish in Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia.
Yet, according to Abdou Karim Sall, president of an association of small-scale fishermen in Senegal, who spoke to Reuters, "In four or five years, there won't be any fish stocks left; the factories will close, and the foreigners will leave ... We'll be left here without any fish."5
In a Reuters investigation, it's revealed that aquaculture is increasingly taking sardinella away from the local people who depend on it for their survival. Reuters reported:6
"Sardinella migrate across a 1,000-mile zone shared by Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia. Officials from each country insist that they want to manage their fish sustainably and develop the kind of processing, freezing and export industries that could crea...
Youve followed your first React.js tutorial and youre feeling great. Now what? In the following article, Im going to discuss 5 concepts that will bring your React skills and knowledge to the next level.
If youre completely new to React, take some time to complete this tutorial and come back after!
By far the most important concept on this list is understanding the component lifecycle. The component lifecycle is exactly what it sounds like: it details the life of a component. Like us, components are born, do some things during their time here on earth, and then they die
But unlike us, the life stages of a component are a little different. Heres what it looks like:Image from here!
Lets break this image down. Each colored horizontal rectangle represents a lifecycle method (except for React updates DOM and refs). The columns represent different stages in the components life.
A component can only be in one stage at a time. It starts with mounting and moves onto updating. It stays updating perpetually until it gets removed from the virtual DOM. Then it goes into the unmounting phase and gets removed from the DOM.
The lifecycle methods allow us to run code at specific points in the components life or in response to changes in the components life.
Lets go through each stage of the component and the associated methods.
Since class-based components are classes, hence the name, the first method that runs is the constructor method. Typically, the constructor is where you would initialize component state.
Next, the component runs the getDerivedStateFromProps. Im going to skip this method since it has limited use.
Now we come to the render method which returns your JSX. Now React mounts onto the DOM.
Lastly, the componentDidMount method runs. Here is where you would do any asynchronous calls to databases or directly manipulate the DOM if you need. Just like that, our component is born.
This phase is triggered every...
As there are many things playing out on the planet right now, like a grand play, Im finding it most helpful to not become a character (actor) in that play, or in the playing out. Im not talking about sending Light and Higher Vibrational intent and/or energy to the planet or those situations, but rather being more of an observer.
Clearly there are many who have chosen (been chosen) to play the front line 3D roles. I am not one of those.
Although Ive been observing many things here and there, lately Ive been primarily involved in taking care of some BFPIs (Blood Family Personal Items) that have needed attention on this trip. All positive, all involving releasing stuff.
The blog will remain secondary to those and, until I return to Kona (in a couple days), thats how it will remain.
Yet work did continue, in Chicago, where I felt called to go for most of the day yesterday. A lot of Light and a lot of Joy were radiated, and I enjoyed a dinner out before I returned. I have a sense that some major changes will be occurring there.
Most importantly, I found a place where...
In light of the deadly wildfires burning across large swaths of
California, knowing what to do in the event of such emergencies has
never been more important. But humans aren't the only ones brushing
up on their preparedness skills.
A group of adorable service dogs at one training facility was recently given a refresher course on just what to do in case disaster strikes.
Credit: Guiding Eyes for the BlindGuiding Eyes for the Blind is a New York-based nonprofit that specializes in shaping dogs into perfect companions for people with visual impairments. The group's training schools are host to well over 100 eager pups and keeping them safe from harm is the upmost priority.
video has additional intel about the recent elections, and how
voter fraud (election fraud) has been playing out, being exposed,
and will likely be used to take out many in (or working with) the
deep state. This goes along with the video in this earlier post.
Published on Nov 10, 2018
Radio host Dr. Dave Janda says the midterm elections are far from over. Janda says, There was voter fraud before, during and after the midterm elections. My sources say there was a staggering amount of voting machines that were impounded Monday night before the election on Tuesday because they had pre-set votes in them. This involved voting machines in all 50 states.
Trump had teams out there making sure of the integrity of the vote. That is just some of the voter fraud before the elections. There are a lot of federal officials on the ground.
I think this is going to g...
The Venezuelan government has announced that its national digital currency, the petro, can be exchanged into any cryptocurrency if purchased this year. However, the wallet for the petro is still not available and petro buyers receive certificates of purchase.
Venezuelas president, Nicolas Maduro, visited the headquarters of the Superintendency of Cryptoassets and Related Activities (Sunacrip) last week to sign up for a petro savings plan, the Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information (Minci) announced.
Minci is dedicated to promoting the government and communicating its message to the public. Sunacrip is responsible for regulating all crypto-r...
My friend grew up in this same area and knew Marlon. Although he
wasnt a witness he said this was no hoax. Way too many credible
witnesses. What do you think about this tale? Have you seen
anything without a logical explanation?
The Mythic Child-Stealing Thunderbirds of Illinois
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Published November 13, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Muscogee (Creek) Nations repeal of the free press law and asks Muscogee (Creek) citizens to support an independent press free of government influence and censorship.
On the evening of Nov. 8, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council voted 7-6 to repeal the tribes Free Press Act and move its award-winning independent media arm, Mvskoke Media, under the executive branchs Department of Commerce. The repeal also dissolved Mvskoke Medias three-member editorial board and placed the staff under the direction of the Secretary of the Nation and Commerce Elijah W. McIntosh. The measure was approved by Principal Chief James Floyd.
The text of the measure was not announced or made available to the public including the Mvskoke Media staff and editorial board until the morning of the meeting. As confirmed during Thursday nights emergency council session, neither the Mvskoke Media staff nor the editorial board was consulted in the drafting process or even knew that the bill had been written.
During debate on the measure, elected officials cited a desire to see more positive stories in the newspaper. NAJA has also learned that Mvskoke Media staff must now receive prior approval on all published material. It is the opinion of NAJA that journalists should be bound by the ethical obligation to seek truth and report it.
In a survey of NAJA membership earlier this year, two of the biggest threats to tribal media identified were a lack of financial resources and editorial control. Tribal journalists reported that their nations economies impacted their tribal medias ability to be financially independent and that government officials and political interests often determined media content.
Indigenous journalism plays a critical role in supporting tribal sovereignty and self-determination. From holding the powerful accountable to disseminating stories of cultural significance, a free and independent Indigenous press supports the goals of tribal nations by providing an open public forum for community voices. The Muscogee (Creek) National Councils actions undermine this role and demean this sacred responsibility. Like many tribes, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is bound by a common history catalogued by stories stories of joy...
Published November 13, 2018
CHINLE With a lead of 95 votes and only a few ballots left to be counted, San Juan County (Utah) Commission candidate Willie Grayeyes has asked for his lawsuit against county and state officials to be dismissed.
Grayeyes suit stemmed from allegations by one of his opponents, Wendy Black, that he should not be on the ballot because he does not live in San Juan County, a contention Grayeyes denies. He had previously won a preliminary injunction allowing him to appear on the ballot until the suit was settled, and the election occurred in the meantime.
With the election over and Grayeyes victorious, there is no other relief to be provided by the court, explained Leonard Gorman, executive director of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, which had filed accompanying voting rights lawsuits against the county.
Grayeyes and his co-plaintiff, Terry Whitehat, still want the county to pay their attorney fees. U.S. Judge David Nuffer has scheduled a settlement conference on the monetary aspects of the suit for this afternoon in Moab, Utah.
Reached on the road to Moab, Grayeyes said he feels good about the election and finally being able to put the contention over his candidacy to rest.
The people have spoken, loudly, Grayeyes said.
He emphasized that he will be a commissioner for all his constituents, white and Navajo, and he will not retaliate for the racism he believes was shown to him.
The people have to be served with the idea of impartiality and equality, he said.
As for the restoration of Bears Ears National Monument, a cause Grayeyes has espoused as a leader of the pro-monument group Utah Din Bikyah, Grayeyes is confident that will come about in spite of vehement opposition from San Juan County Republicans.
We already prayed about that, he said. We expect to hear something about that very soon.
Latest figures show Grayeyes, a Navajo Democrat, with 900 votes to 805 for his Republican opponent, Kelly G....
Bitmain has filed a lawsuit against an anonymous thief in a US federal court, who allegedly stoled 617 bitcoin from the crypto mining giant.
by Adeana M. Slater, Contributing writer, In5D.com It has been brought to your attention more often than not, of this energy increase. Multiple players of this ground-crew game of chess are strategically placed around the globe to even the score. To even the score means you are to create complete balance both within and outside of 
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Published November 13, 2018
November 17, 2018- January 6, 2019
Opening Reception | November 17, 7-9 PM
LOS ANGELES These Days is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by artist Ishi Glinsky.
Horizontal, intersecting line breaks, characteristic of Din blankets and textiles, are defined as weavers path or, spirit lines.
The Loomers embrace the idea of imperfection and refer to these threads as guidance and continuance toward future works. Weavings of the Din people and other Indigenous tribes of the Southwest are intersections of shape, pattern and color that remain examples of harmonious balance.
While continuing to navigate through historical events and ephemera of...
Published November 13, 2018
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published a Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project.
This step moves the Beloit Casino forward in the final approval process. For many years, the City of Beloit, Rock County, community members, and the Ho-Chunk Nation have been extremely supportive of the project.
We feel energized as this is the farthest this project has ever been. We look forward to working with our local partners through this approval process that creates thousands of construction jobs and 1,500 full time jobs for Wisconsin, said Ho-Chunk Nation President Wilfrid Cleveland.
The next step is a public hearing in the City of Beloit at a site and date yet to be determined
The post Ho-Chunk Nations Beloit Casino Moves Forward in Federal Approval Process appeared first on Native News Online.
Published November 13, 2018
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. The Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Thanks for Kids celebration next Monday, Nov. 19 at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). The special event is open free to the community, and this year, the nonprofit youth organization has a few extra treats for its guests.
Each year, we host a holiday-themed feast for our friends and neighbors here on Cheyenne River, inviting them to come celebrate the Lakota Nations greatest resourceits children, says Julie Garreau, CRYPs executive director. This year, because its the fifth anniversary of our teen internship program as well as the 30th anniversary of CRYP itself, were going all out to make this an evening to remember.
The fun will kick off at 4 p.m. with a youth art project in the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park, weather permitting; the activity will be moved indoors if necessary. Visiting artist Sadat will work with CRYPs eight current art interns on the project, while younger children ages 4-12 can enjoy seasonal arts and crafts in Cokata Wiconi.
An Oklahoma native, Sadat has experience in multiple mediums, although his artistic roots specifically lie in graffiti culture. Over the years, his work has graced public spaces across the country; he also has contributed to national initiatives with larger artist collectives. One of these is Water Writes, an international mural campaign to raise awareness for water rights around the world.
This past summer, Sadat participated in CRYPs RedCan invitational graffiti jam for the first time. He makes periodic trips to the youth projects campus to teach youth art classes and workshops.
At 5:30, CRYP will host a special honoring and drum song for its current and former teen interns, along with a Lakota dance exhibition. Local elders will be invited to speak, and the five teen Growing Into Wowachinyepi champions will help emcee the program.
Were looking forward to recognizing our teens for their enthusiasm, dedication and hard w...
First, the general plan for the Event has remained the same. Delta Option covers only certain aspects of pre-Event operations. Second, the main aim of the Light Forces is to minimize suffering on the planet and to decrease the level of violence, and Delta Option plan will be activated ONLY as a last resort when all other more peaceful options have failed.
There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes in the last few days and this article is partially correct The Resistance has not been as active on the surface as it is now since early 2000s.
I can just say that the amazing future we have been fighting for is real, and will happen. Replicators, free energy, interstellar travel, the Golden Age, all this is awaiting us When this Truman show falls apart, you will all be amazed. Until then, instead of falling into a black hole of despair and pa...
Venezuela, where bitcoin trading is at an all-time high and the socialist government has issued its own cryptocurrency amid record-breaking inflation and other economic woes, has been denied access to its own gold reserves by the Bank of England. The justification used for denying the countrys request to repatriate 14 tons of gold, worth about Continued
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Gemini (May 21 June 20) is one of the most fascinating signs in the Zodiac. Gemini is known as "The Twins" and people born under this sign have two distinct personalities.
They're witty, social, curious and creative, but can also be emotionally unreachable and withdrawn. If you know someone who seems to have a split personality, it doesn't mean that they're crazy, they may just be a Gemini!
Below are 5 things you need to understand if you live, work or socialize with a Gemini.
1. They're very sociable
Geminis are very sociable people. They aren't known to be
homebodies, but they do love to be at home.
One weekend you might find them out partying until the cows come home, the next weekend they'll want to just be home alone with Netflix.
It all depends on what mood they're in at the moment.
2. They are flirts
But, this doesn't mean they can't have a monogamous relationship.
Geminis are faithful and loyal, but they do love to flirt!
Geminis love being the center of attention and their flirty nature
gets them plenty of it.
But, at the end of the night, they want nothing more than to go home and just be with you.
3. They're high achievers
Geminis are much more motivated than the average person. They
like to achieve and are pretty hard on themselves if they don't get
what they strive for.
Likewise, they'll want to date someone who's equally ambitious.
4. They're analytical
Geminis are extremely analytical people, which also makes them
While this seems like the perfect recipe for self-assurance, it actually causes a lot of doubt since they're apt to also conside...
Bitcoin cash price is currently well below $530 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD might accelerate declines once there is a close below the $500 level.
Yesterday, we discussed that bitcoin cash price is clearly at a risk of more slides towards the $500 support against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair remained in a bearish zone and it struggled to move past the $530 resistance. The price even traded below the $500 level and formed a low at $495. Later, there was a minor upside correction above $500 and $505. Buyers pushed the price above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $560 swing high to $495 low.
However, the price struggled to break the $525-530 resistance zone. Besides, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $560 swing high to $495 low also prevented gains. More importantly, yesterdays highlighted key bearish trend line is intact with resistance at $515 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair. There was a false break noted above the trend line since the price failed to settle above $530. Sellers pushed the price back below $510 and it is currently well below the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Looking at the chart, BCH price under a lot of pressure below $510 and $520. If there is no upward move, it could accelerate losses below $500.
Looking at the technical indicators:
You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig. Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice Washington Post (headline only) Why would she? Typically stereotyping and dividing: Michelle Obama: Any Woman Who Voted for Donald Trump Voted Against Their Own Voice Considering the reasons behind 
By definition, a narcissist is someone who is overly self-involved, vain and selfish. They can also be cocky, manipulative and demanding.
Narcissism exists in degrees along a continuum. It ranges from extra-healthy ego to pathological grandiosity.
So, how do you know where on this spectrum someone in your life falls? Below are 5 signs that someone in your life leans toward the pathological narcissist side:
1. They need to be the center of attention
This is not just a desire to be the center of attention, it's a
basic need for them.
If the person in your life dominates the conversation, exaggerates their accomplishments, and only wants to talk about themselves all of the time, you are definitely dealing with a narcissist.
2. They use others
A narcissist uses others without consideration or sensitivity.
They will borrow items or money without returning or re-paying the
They repeatedly break promises and ignores their obligations. Narcissists show little or no remorse, but instead blames the victim.
Do you want to stress less, sleep better, and feel abundantly
happier... without drugs or anything crazy?
Narcissists can be very charismatic and persuasive. When they're
interested in you, they make you feel very special and wanted. But,
it's only for their own gratification.
Once they lose interest in you (most likely after they've gotten what they want, or became bored), they may drop you without a second thought.
A narcissist can be very engaging and sociable so long as you're fulfilli...
A trip to the island nation of Singapore
Part of a larger planned and under construction garden spot.
Firefighter Chris Harvey and Sacramento Fire Chief Gary Loesch
were driving down Honey Run Road in Paradise, California, on
Saturday when they came across something entirely unexpected.
Just days before, the deadly Camp Fire had ripped through the Sierra Nevada foothill community of Paradise, leaving behind the charred remains of homes and husks of cars. The fast-moving blaze had claimed both human and animal lives, transforming a town of retirees and young families into something eerily deserted.
Or so they thought.
Credit: Facebook/Sacramento Fire DepartmentWhile en route to investigate an accident caused by a falling tree, Harvey and Loesch spotted two weary animals emerging from the smoke.
Credit: Facebook/Sacramento Fire DepartmentWe pulled over to let them pass, and saw that they looked very tired, worn out and thirsty, Harvey told The Dodo. I tried to give them some water in my hand from a water bottle, but it kept spilling out.
Credit: Facebook/Sacramento Fire DepartmentHarvey knew that after what the donkeys had been through the animals needed more than a few sips of water, so he grabbed the apples out of his and Loeschs sack lunches and fed them to the donkeys.
In 1950 Immanuel Velikovsky threw down a gauntlet to astronomers in his sensational best-selling book, Worlds in Collision, where he proposed, on the basis of documentary evidence, that gravitation is an electromagnetic phenomenon. Leading American astronomers were...... Read more
A meeting of the ruralista group major supporters of agribusiness with then candidate Jair Bolsonaro at center in white shirt. Tereza Cristina, to the right of the new president, is Bolsonaros choice as Minister of Agriculture. The Bolsonaro administration takes office in January. Photo: FPA / Flickr. Throughout his campaign, now victorious presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro pledged that he would abolish Brazils Ministry of Environment (MMA) and fold its functions into the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) a very controversial position. Two days after winning the race, the former army captain announced the fusion of the two ministries as part of a plan to reduce Brazils current 29 cabinet posts by half. His explanation, given in a March interview, seemed to be based on his blame of the environmental ministry for economic harm: The MMA manages to do damage to what should not be done, he declared. In comparison, Bolsonaro sees agribusiness as paramount to Brazils wellbeing, as seen in an October speech: We need a president who will not get in the way of the rural producer. We will not have any more conflicts in that area. Bolsonaros reasoning is supported by an outspoken and extreme group within the ruralist agribusiness faction mostly cattle ranchers represented by Luiz Antonio Nabhan Garcia, president of the Ruralista Democratic Union (UDR). Garcia was a frequent figure seen alongside the candidate during Bolsonaros campaign and also in the first round of official acts as president in Brasilia last
According to data from Coin Dance, the majority of hash power favors Bitcoin Cash SV ahead of the Nov. 15 hard fork
TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact Claire Harris has found herself wishing she kept her mouth shut this morning after a conversation with an old codger on the bus has just entered its third round of questioning. Its understood Claire made her first mistake when she politely greeted the old man as she sat down next to him, it 
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On the Bitcoin network, whether it is a transaction worth $100 or $1 million, it costs the same miners fee to process the payment. On October 16, a $194 million payment was moved on the Bitcoin network with a mere $0.1 fee nearly instantaneously. Through legacy banking systems, weeks of paperwork, days of settlement system, Continued
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CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A self confessed lover of real hip hop says he cant believe hes gone six months without realising there was a word that could be used to validate his increasing detachment with modern rap music. After spending the best part of the last decade berating Triple J for losing touch with him, Kye Landreth 
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by Jonathan Watts / The Guardian
The world has two years to secure a deal for nature to halt a silent killer as dangerous as climate change, says biodiversity chief.
The world must thrash out a new deal for nature in the next two years or humanity could be the first species to document our own extinction, warns the United Nations biodiversity chief.
Ahead of a key international conference to discuss the collapse of ecosystems, Cristiana Paca Palmer said people in all countries need to put pressure on their governments to draw up ambitious global targets by 2020 to protect the insects, birds, plants and mammals that are vital for global food production, clean water and carbon sequestration.
The loss of biodiversity is a silent killer, she told the Guardian. Its different from climate change, where people feel the impact in everyday life. With biodiversity, it is not so clear but by the time you feel what is happening, it may be too late.
Paca Palmer is executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity the world body responsible for maintaining the natural life support systems on which humanity depends.
Its members 195 states and the EU will meet in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, this month to start discussions on a new framework for managing the worlds ecosystems and wildlife. This will kick off two years of frenetic negotiations, which Paca Palmer hopes will culminate in an ambitious new global deal at the next conference in Beijing in 2020.
According to Vin Armani, the founder of CoinText, CoinGeek and Craig Wright have a sinister plan for Bitcoin Cash ABC and other proof of work public blockchains as Ethereum. He claims that Craig and Calvin plan to launch a 51 percent attack of the Bitcoin Cash ABC network.
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Though it would be the ultimate sacrifice as it is cost intensive, their main objective is to discourage full nodes from connecting to Bitcoin Cash ABC client.
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As if that is not enough on Nov 17, together with their supporters, he revealed plans of stress testing ABC by broadcasting millions of small transactions causing a clog with the intention of keeping the network in complete disarray. Should this be successful, their next target would be Ethereum and other proof of work networks. Its clear that they are willing to take massive losses as long as there is a massive sell-off and even capitulation of Bitcoin Cash. Should there goal be attained then it wont be easy for full nodes to migrate to their client which they have full control of.
While this is happening, Ethereum is inching closer towards Serenity as Constantinople hard fork could re-launch its test net on Jan 16, 2019. However, the date is tentative and could be put off depending on if there are hurdles along the way or not. Remember, before the software upgrade is complete network participants should first agree on difficulty bombs and introduction of ASIC resistance capabilities in ProgPow protocol.
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Still, altcoins are weathering strong headwinds. Other than bullish ADA/USD and XLM/USD, EOS/USD, XMR/USD pairs are stable while LTC/USD could below $50. Needless to say, we are overly positive expectant of loss reversals following 10 months of consecutive lower lows.
Lets have a look at these charts
Carbon USDCUSD, is officially the first stable coin on the EOSIO platform. With fiat as collateral, CUSD is also accessible for Ethereum users. But according to the founder, Samuel Trautwein, their grand plan is to transition into this fiat-backed algorithmically hybrid approach once it goes mainstream with enough liquidity. As expected, this announcement means there is better interoperability. Moving on, traders can enjoy cheaper and faster settlement than they would on the Ethereum platform.
On to the chart and everything is literally slow. Not only are gains no-existent but the tapering volumes is confining price movements inside a $2 range. This accumulation validates our previous EOS/USD trade plan and we suggest executing trades once there are breakouts above Oct 15 highs at $6 or losses below $5. Of course, the former is ideal. It is because of this that we retain a bullish outlook as long as prices are still trending inside Oct 15 high low.
Thing is many are expecting higher highs but since LTC/USD is yet to muster enough momentum driving prices above $50, it remains a sell. In line with our last trade plan, we shall take a neutral approach only initiating shorts once there are solid printouts below $50.
What was World War One about? How did it start? Who won? And what did they win? Now, 100 years after those final shots rang out, these questions still puzzle historians and laymen alike. But as we shall see, this confusion is not a happenstance of history, but the wool that has been pulled over our eyes to stop us from seeing what WWI really was. This is the story of WWI that you didnt read in the history books. This is The WWI Conspiracy.
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There was real drama in the finishing stretch in the Belfast Marathon today, when, coming into the final 100 yards of the race, three men still in contention entered into a neck-and-neck sprint finish, only for one of them to bow out 10 yards from th...
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The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered.
The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk.
"E. coli or salmonella or listeria can grow in the food," department director Rex Archer said. "And then you give that to homeless people who are more vulnerable, they will end up in the ER and even die from that exposure."
The mayor also agreed with the Health Department, tweeting that "Rules are there to protect the public's health, and all groups must follow them, no exceptions."
One of the leaders of Free Soup KC said they will continue to hand out free food, but will just do it on private property.
The price of NEM tokens (XEM) has risen some since Japanese exchange Coincheck announced that it would once again allow trading of the token, which was suspended after a hack at the exchange led to a more than half-billion dollars in tokens being stolen and systematically laundered through other exchanges. The XEM price started picking Continued
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Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing. Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free. In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features. We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion! For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here. PMID: J Exp Ther Oncol. 2012 ;10(1):1-8. PMID: 22946339 Abstract Title: Anticancer agent xanthohumol inhibits IL-2 induced signaling pathways involved in T cell proliferation. Abstract: Xanthohumol (XN), a prenylated chalcone present in hops exhibits anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activity. In the present study we show that XN inhibits the proliferation of mouse lymphoma cells and IL-2 induced proliferation and cell cycle progression in mouse splenic T cells. The suppression of T cell proliferation by XN was due to the inhibition of IL-2 induced Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (Jak/STAT) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (Erk1/2) signaling pathways. XN also inhibited proliferation-related cellular proteins such as c-Myc, c-Fos and NF-kappaB and cyclin D1. Thus, understanding of IL-2 induced cell signaling pathways in normal T cells, which are constitutively turned on in T cell lymphomas may facilitate development of XN for the treatment of hematologic cancers.
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It was a very special Veterans Day for two families in Indiana, as two military-serving mothers surprised their kids at school. Brittney Bullock has been in Kuwait for the past 11 months. Her sudden appearance after so much time baffled one of her daughters. When Brittney told her she took a plane to see them, her daughter asked, You flew in a plane for us? Little Alyssa Story also got a happy shock when her mom showed up at a school ceremony after being away for almost a year.
Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing. Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free. In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features. We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion! For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here. PMID: Mol Med. 2012 Dec 6 ;18:1292-302. Epub 2012 Dec 6. PMID: 22952060 Abstract Title: Xanthohumol impairs human prostate cancer cell growth and invasion and diminishes the incidence and progression of advanced tumors in TRAMP mice. Abstract: Despite recent advances in understanding the biological basis of prostate cancer, management of the disease, especially in the phase resistant to androgen ablation, remains a significant challenge. The long latency and high incidence of prostate carcinogenesis provides the opportunity to intervene with chemoprevention to prevent or eradicate prostate malignancies. In this study, we have used human hormone-resistant prostate cancer cells, DU145 and PC3, as an in vitro model to assess the efficacy of xanthohumol (XN) against cell growth, motility and invasion. We observed that treatment of prostate cancer cells with low micromolar doses of XN inhibits proliferation and modulates focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and AKT phosphorylation leading to reduced cell migration and invasion. Oxidative stress by increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was associated with these effects. Transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) transgenic mice were used as an in vivo model of prostate adenocarcinoma. Oral gavage of XN, three times per week, beginning at 4 wks of age, induced a decrease in the average weight of the urogenital (UG) tract, delayed advanced tumor progression and inhibited the growth of poorly differentiated prostate carcinoma. The ability of XN to inhibit prostate cancer in vitro and in vivo suggests that XN may be a novel agent for the management of prostate cancer.
Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing. Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free. In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features. We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion! For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here. PMID: Antiviral Res. 2004 Dec ;64(3):189-94. PMID: 15550272 Abstract Title: Xanthohumol, a novel anti-HIV-1 agent purified from Hops Humulus lupulus. Abstract: Xanthohumol, prenylchacone flavonoid, is a natural product with multi-biofunctions purified from Hops Humulus lupulus. Its anti-HIV-1 activity was tested in the present study. Results showed that xanthohumol inhibited HIV-1 induced cytopathic effects, the production of viral p24 antigen and reverse transcriptase in C8166 lymphocytes at non-cytotoxic concentration. The EC50 values were 0.82, 1.28 and 0.50 microg/ml, respectively. The therapeutic index (TI) was about 10.8. Xanthohumol also inhibited HIV-1 replication in PBMC with EC50 value of 20.74 microg/ml. The activity of recombinant HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and the HIV-1 entry were not inhibited by xanthohumol. The results from this study suggested that xanthohumol is effective against HIV-1 and might serve as an interesting lead compound. It may represent a novel chemotherapeutic agent for HIV-1 infection. However, the mechanism of its anti-HIV-1 effect needs to be further clarified.
This might be one of those things where folks say duh but I think its important. When Im exploring, hunting, or doing whatever my thing is I reset my trip odometer when I head up an unfamiliar road. If I break down Ill know if I want to hoof it and approximately how long it will take. I think I can maintain close to 3 mph hiking without much weight. Maybe I decide to crash where Im at instead. Hike out in the AM.
TL;DR: Hooks have learned from the trade-offs of mixins, higher order components, and render props to bring us new ways to create contained, composable behaviors that can be consumed in a flat and declarative manner.
However, hooks come with their own price. They are not the silver bullet solution. Sometimes you need hierarchy. So lets take a closer look.
React Hooks are here, and I immediately fell in love with them. To understand why Hooks are great, I think it helps to look at how weve been solving a common problem throughout Reacts history.
Heres the situation. You have to show the users mouse position.Well that was easy!
Were engineers though, and we have a ton of tools to help us break this pattern out. Lets review some of the ways weve historically done it and their trade-offs.
Mixins get a lot of flak. They set the stage for grouping together lifecycle hooks to describe one effect.
While the general idea of encapsulating logic is great, we ended up learning some serious lessons from mixins.
Its not obvious where this.state.x is coming from. With mixins, its also possible for the mixin to be blindly relying on that a property exists in the component.
That becomes a huge problem as people start including and extending tons of mixins. You cant simply search in a single file and assume you havent broken something somewhere else.
Refactoring needs to be easy. These mixed-in behaviors need to be more obvious that they dont belong to the component. They shouldnt be using the internals of the...
Two international agricultural commodities firms completed a blockchain pilot transaction of 25,000 metric tons of Black Sea wheat
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Social media use has once again been linked to loneliness and depression. Research has been hinting at the connection for several years, but scientists from the University of Pennsylvania say that this new study is the most comprehensive and rigorous to date.
Social media is not all bad, as not much really is, but most people tend to have a difficult time using their social media accounts in moderation. That, according to the new study, can leave a persons mental state a little lacking. There are even therapies and rehabilitation for those who have an addiction to social media.
Ever since sites like Facebook and Instagram became part of daily life, scientists have wondered whether or not they could contribute to mental health problems. In fact, research has hinted at a connection between social media use and depression for several years, according to This Insider. We have reached a point where people have a hard time tearing away from their social media accounts.
Published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, the most recent study linking poor mental health conditions to social media use has added even more evidence to back up the theory. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania intentionally designed their experiment to be more comprehensive than previous studies on the topic. Rather than relying on short-term lab data or self-reported questionnaires, they recruited 143 undergraduate students to share screenshots of their Phone battery screens over a week to collect data on how much they were using social media apps including Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.
According to an in-depth report on the study done by This Inside, subjects of the study were told either to maintain their typical social media behavior or limit it to 10 minutes per day. Alongside the screenshot data, the researchers also looked at how much the participants experienced fear of missing out, anxiety, depression, and lo...
In this particular video, Mark Taylor points out that the 2018 election is not over. According to Mark, there will be a red tsunami, but only after the extreme voter fraud is exposed and removed. This is an important point the Ds (primarily) voter fraud machines are being allowed to play out, so they may be exposed and removed.
And to be clear, I do not necessarily align with all of
these fellows viewpoints, however, by looking beyond them, the
message comes through.
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Bitcoin Trade Namibia (BTN), an emerging bitcoin marketplace, is trying to make things work for Namibians keen on investing in digital assets, even though it could take up to three days before buy orders are settled. However, in an industry where government forces crave control, the delay looks like it should be worth the wait.
BTN has adopted the know-your-customer and anti-money laundering requirements of the Bank of Namibia (BoN), the countrys central bank, giving it a chance of survival in an economy where the commercial use of cryptocurrency is banned.
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The world may never again use as much coal as during a peak in 2014, according to the latest World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The weighty annual outlook is one of the most widely respected and eagerly anticipated publications among energy analysts and policymakers. The 2018 edition runs to 662 pages and contains the IEAs latest view of how the future of global energy might play out, depending on political and societal choices.
Its prominence means the report is also a frequent target of criticism for having often failed to anticipate the rate or direction of change.
In its main scenario based on existing national policies, plus pledges and targets not yet codified in law the 2018 outlook points to a 25% increase in energy demand by 2040. This growth, largely driven by Asia, would be twice as large in the absence of continued improvements in energy efficiency, it says.
Rapidly growing renewables and nuclear are not expected to cover this new demand, the IEA says. This means that oil, gas and CO2 emissions will likely continue to increase. Even with coal use remaining flat, this leaves a huge gap to meeting the Paris Agreements climate goals, the IEA adds.
In its 2018 edition, the IEA is keen to emphasise what the outlook is, as well as what it is not. The report is based around a series of scenarios designed to explore possible futures and the actions that could bring them about. The IEA explains:
There are no forecasts in the WEONone of these potential pathways is preordained; all are possible. The actions taken by governments will be decisive in determining which path we follow.
The outlook has two main pathways a new policies scenario (NPS) and a sustainable development scenario (SDS). Each one models the worlds energy system between now and 2040.
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Tokyo-based insurance company Sompo Holdings has partnered with BitPesa to promote digitization of its international remittance service.
The news comes weeks after another Japanese player, money transfer firm SBI Remit, teamed up with the blockchain company to bring distributed ledger to transactions between Japan and African countries.
The cross borders payments industry has gained a new life ever since blockchain technology emerged to disrupt the financial sector.
BTC Africa AC, also known as BitPesa, has made a name for itself as the firm focuses on bringing increased transparency and liquidity to the African continent with Bitcoin. The firm has rapidly grown its business of helping small and medium-sized businesses through international partnerships.
The company, headquartered in Luxembourg for its attractive fiscal policy, solves the friction associated with doing business in Africa by intermediating international remittances with Bitcoin in an effort that may result in greater trust and transactional volumes between businesses and consumers, including multinationals.
The role of international remittances to support the global economy has increased, but expensive fees and delays of legacy cross-border payments technologies has resulted in the emergence of blockchain solutions such as BitPesa.
We believe that the two companies will be able to solve the problem of expensive commission and remittance time for international remittance by using the virtual currency whose distribution volume is expanding globally, digitizing international remittance service. We have reached a business tie-up for the company, reports the Nikkei.
Sompo decided to partner with BitPesa to both contribute to security, safety, and health, as well as to further expand its customer base in developing countries, the insurance company said.
As part of the arrangement, Sompo Holdings will enter BitPesas capital as a shareholder and help the blockchain remittance service better navigate the financial sector. The Japanese firm will also be a participant in testing the technology o...
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Global Warming Climate Change The Greenhouse Effect. All these terms have been talked about and hotly debated in recent years but what exactly are they and what do they mean to us now and into the future? All these terms are parts of a phenomenon where a series of changes in global weather patterns are being recorded and studied. These changes from what has been considered to be normal are happening rapidly and have different meanings and affects in different parts of the world: for some it will mean more rain in winter, for others it will be drier summers, and in yet other areas less rain overall. Longer hotter summers, longer more severe winters, an increase in the length and severity of droughts, and the increased frequency of intense weather events such as flooding, hail storms, earthquakes and cyclones are all being experienced. It is generally agreed that change and instability in global weather patterns will be the new normal.
For some years there has been conjecture around whether or not these changes are simply part of one of abnormal series of long-term, over many millennia, climate changes that the earth has experienced that has seen the climate change from wet to dry, tropical to ice age and back again, or whether these changes are actually man made. In fact, the scientific consensus is that the adverse results experienced over the last 100 years are indeed the result of human activity.
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The concept of climate change is not a new one. The existence of a natural greenhouse effect was first suspected in the early 19th century when changes in the paleo climate the climate in former geologic periods such as the ice ages were first being studied. As far back as 1824 French scientists such as Joseph Fourier and Claude Pouillet were talking about the existence of what is now known as the Greenhouse Effect. This effect was further studied and expanded upon by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius who was the first scientist to attempt to calculate how changes in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could lead to changes on the surface temperature of the earth.
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Economic advisor Peter Schiff has long been warning of the false stability and phony prosperity we are seeing the markets. Hes now saying that since the elections, it is about to get much worse, as a divided Congress means even bigger deficits.
Its difficult to imagine the United States government spending even more money than they already do. But Schiff says this is the new reality under a politically divided Congress, according to Seeking Alpha. The blue wave, which turned out to be more like a blue ripple, will force gridlock in the government, which is great news for anyone favoring smaller government and less interference in their everyday lives by the sociopaths claiming the right to rule over them. But a divided government also means larger deficits because Democrats dont want to do anything about the governments spending problem.
Peter believes that president Donald Trump will actually do substantial harm to the economy by working with House Democrats to pass some kind of economic stimulus in 2019. That major disaster will see the economy begin to slow down.
I think the next fiscal stimulus is going to be more of a spending stimulus an infrastructure plan. Just more money spent to kind of prime the pump Keynesian-style. Peter Schiff
This wouldnt be at all out of character for the Trump, either. He talked frequently about an enormous infrastructure plan during his campaign. He certainly wouldnt have much trouble convincing Democrats that this level of spending is a good idea. The Republican-controlled Senate might be a little tougher sell, but Trump likely raised his stock among Republicans with the elections and will probably have even more pull than he did during his first two years.
I think Trump is going to try to position himself as a guy that can cross the aisle and work with the other side, especially going into the 2020 elections so were probably going to get big increases in government spending. ...
A group prom photo of young white supremacists giving the Nazi salute while attending prom at Baraboo High School in Wisconsin goes viral. In a fitting tribute to the deplorable presidency of Donald trump, the males in the 2019 class of Baraboo High School in Wisconsin were photographed giving the Nazi salute in their group 
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The joyous time of the holiday season brings with it several factors that can cause stress to become out of control. But there a few simple and all natural ways that work wonders for combating that extra pressure this season!
Tis the season to be jolly, right? But weve all been there; the stress can be intense! Many times its as simple as forgetting a Christmas gift and realizing you only have $4 in your bank account. Maybe its the extra pressure of spending money and wrapping gifts, decorating your home perfectly, attending all the church events in a timely and punctual manner while making sure you didnt forget one thing for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Ive done that! One year shortly after my husband and I first got married, I realized I had no poultry seasoning for the small turkey wed just bought. Everything was closed in the teeny rural town where we lived at the time and I had to make due with salt and pepper. To this day, every year, I buy poultry seasoning when I make my holiday dinner shopping trip. We now have 10 (possibly more) unopened jars of the stuff hanging out in our spice cabinet because Im afraid itll happen to me again!
But this happens to the best of us. Sometimes it is just too much and we need to de-stress. So here are a few simple and all natural ways to help you combat the stress the holidays can place on us.
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ADHD is one of the most common issues with children these days. According to 2016 data from the CDC, approximately 2.4 million children ages 6-11 have ADHD in the US and that number tends to increase over time. Seeing as though its very hard to treat and affects so many kids, wouldnt a better solution be to prevent it altogether?
Ridding the world entirely of ADHD might be a bit of a stretch but learning what causes it and minimizing exposure is a much more reasonable solution. Some causes may be obvious, such as head injuries or genetics, but others may be less conspicuous such as exposure to the sodium fluoride found in most tap water.
A new study from the University of Toronto is shedding light on the impact that water fluoridation may have on rates of childhood ADHD. According to the study, there is an association between the levels of fluoride found in pregnant mothers and ADHD-like symptoms in the Children once they become school-age, around 6-12 years old.
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Programming Interviews are hard!
Telephone screening interviews are a bit easier than the traditional onsite whiteboard interviews. The whiteboard interviews involve a whole lot of pressure and anxiety due to the lack of a code editor to code on. The thing that these interviews do have in common is the kind of skills they test.
Usually, a programming interview will involve one programming challenge. The candidate has to work on it for the duration of the interview. The time allotted is usually 3035 minutes. The first 10 minutes are taken up by introductions and other things.
Given a programming problem, the interviewer usually wants the candidate to:
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A blockchain startup has partnered with a broker-dealer company to create a tokenised real estate investment opportunity.
Fluidity and Propellr will offer tokens representing shares in a multimillion-dollar block of condos in Manhattan, New York, allowing buyers to invest as much or as little as they like.
Michael Oved, the co-founder of blockchain firm Fluidity, believes blockchain and smart contract technology could completely revolutionise the very concept of investing in real estate.
In a promotional video for his companys joint venture with broker-dealer Propellr posted to Bloomberg, Oved spoke of the existing inefficiencies in the current process of buying property as an investment and how blockchain technology could address them:
When we started to look at the real estate industry, its probably one of the most inefficient industries that exists currently. A lot of middlemen, a lot of lawyers, a lot of bankers.
The idea behind the partnership is to allow investors to buy shares in a $36.5 million block of condors. Rather than sell each of the 12 luxury apartments individually, the plan is to sell many tokenised shares to those wishing to add the Manhattan real estate opportunity to their portfolio. These tokens will be issued on a blockchain and should therefore allow for greater transparency, security, and efficiency than previously possible.
By tokenising the sale of the property, those behind the idea also believe they will be able to start repaying the loan that allowed for its construction earlier. One of the teams real estate agents, Ryan Serhant, explained:
We have a bank deadline on us where we have to sell a certain amount of units or repay the entire loan by a certain date. If construction has been delayed, if the market turns, if competition pops up, and were not gonna be able to hit that deadline, what do you do? So, by tokenising the debt it gives everyone breathing room to sell at a normal pace with the market instead of against it.
There are other perceived advantages to the Propellr/Fluidity joint venture too. Transferring and monitoring ownership of shares in the property should be much more strai...
PG&E and Edison International stock prices are crashing as analysts warn that the potential wildfire costs could soar.
Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Lapides expects incremental investor concern for PG&E and Edison as the fires continue to grow, pointing out that Californias wildfire legislation that passed in late August (SB901) doesnt contain provisions regarding wildfire recovery for potential 2018 fires.
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When two people fall in love, the beginning can seem almost like a guessing game.
They're constantly thinking about how vulnerable to be, what emotions to show, which ones to hide, and just how much insight to provide the other person into how they're feeling.
The beginning of a serious relationship can be fun for these reasons, but it can also be a little confusing.
However, people generally tend to show the same signs when they start to really fall for someone.
If you're observant, these signs will tell you whether or not the person you've started dating feels as seriously as you do about the relationship.
Check out these six signs to see where you stack up with your significant other.
1. They Make Plans for Two
When a person gets serious about a relationship, they no longer
make plans for just themselves, they make them for two.
If you're in a relationship and can't tell if your significant other is serious, see how he or she sets their schedule.
If you're involved without having to assert yourself, chances are things are getting pretty serious.
2. They Act Like Themselves
One way to tell if someone really cares about you is by observing how they act. When you're comfortable with someone, you aren't afraid to be your normal, silly self.
This can be a major indicator into the seriousness of a relationship; the more comfortable your partner is around you, the more serious the relationship is getting.
If it's hard to see your partner's true self, it may be time to move on.
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3. They Take the Time
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The California wildfires are becoming a nightmare for residents in the southern part of the Golden State. Gerard Butler announced on social media that he lost his Malibu home. He recorded the charred smoking remains as he returned for the first time to size up the devastation. He is not alone. A rainbow-colored recording studio is all that remains of Miley Cyrus $2.5 million compound. My animals and love of my life made it out safely and thats all that matters right now, she tweeted.
Why is my awareness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects? How is each of us our own center of experience, receiving information about the rest of the world out there? Why are some things conscious and others apparently not? Is a rat conscious? A gnat? A bacterium?
These questions are all aspects of the ancient mind-body problem, which asks, essentially: What is the relationship between mind and matter? Its resisted a generally satisfying conclusion for thousands of years.
The mind-body problem enjoyed a major rebranding over the last two decades. Now its generally known as the hard problem of consciousness, after philosopher David Chalmers coined this term in a now classic paper and further explored it in his 1996 book, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory.
Chalmers thought the mind-body problem should be called hard in comparison to what, with tongue in cheek, he called the easy problems of neuroscience: How do neurons and the brain work at the physical level? Of course theyre not actually easy at all. But his point was that theyre relatively easy compared to the truly difficult problem of explaining how consciousness relates to matter....
Getting the money together to build a house can be an enormous challenge. The possibilities include saving up enough money over time, paying for it with earnings while doing the construction, or borrowing from friends, family or a bank, and then paying back the debt over time. All of these options have their pros and cons. Saving money is a good way, but it means postponing the pleasure of living in your dream home, and it can take a long time to save enough money. Paying as you build with income can be a lengthy project because not only are you limited by available resources, but you must work while trying to oversee the building. Borrowing money is likely the fastest way to be able to move in, but then you are committed to a lengthy (and costly) payback period.
Then in 1999 we learned about Y2K. There was considerable uncertainty about what the future would bring, and we realized that we might be much better off if we had the house completed. Not having much in savings, we faced the challenge of how to pay for everything necessary to make the incomplete structure a home, along with other supplies to give us some sense of security about the future. It took some real soul searching to come to the conclusion that our best course was to take on some debt to accomplish our goals.
So out came the credit cards; its so easy to turn plastic into wood, glass, pipes, electrical fixtures, etc. And of course the other end of the deal are all those little envelopes that emerge from the P.O. box wanting their pounds of flesh. To be honest, we managed the credit card debt pretty well. I became quite adept at playing a shell game of accepting the cont...
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Greg Maxwell made headlines recently when an e-mail hed sent to Fake Satoshi Craig S. Wright was revealed to the public. Parts of the e-mail were published on CoinGeek. Maxwell is quoted as saying: I believe it would be adverse for interests that concern me if your influence or prominence in BCH were in any Continued
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The 22-year-old ballet dancer and soccer player who lost her legs in a Bahamas boat explosion is discussing her recovery. Stefanie Schaffer, from Rutland, Vermont, was in the Bahamas with her sister, mom, and stepfather in June. They were on a boat tour to go snorkeling with pigs when the boat exploded. I just remember the feeling of panic, she told WVNY. Tourists from another boat bravely waded into the shallow water to help the 10 Americans on board. One died in the blast.
When facing the opposite direction, it is impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel is a train. CNN political commentator and pro-Russian Congressman Dana Rohrbacher aide Tara Setmayer has been a diehard Never Trump while supposed still claiming to be a conservative, Republican, or something along those lines. But like almost 
A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VC7 will make a close approach to our planet at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00224 AU (335 099 km / 208 221) early November 13, 2018. 2018 VC7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna...... Read more
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Alarmed by the entry of poachers who illegally cut down and stole the oldest trees from their territory, members of the Shawi indigenous community organized an assembly this past August to decide how to take action against the loggers. The trees were taken out on the only road that connects the Shawi community, in the northwestern Peruvian Amazon, to Balsa Puerto, the nearest district. After the road was destroyed by the heavy trucks that the loggers used to carry the cut sections of the trees, the Shawi created a roadblock and checkpoint to stop them. They accomplished what the Peruvian government has been unable to: control timber trafficking routes. But it led to a series of violent threats against the leaders of the Shawi community. It wasnt the first time traffickers had threatened indigenous leaders. In September 2014, one of those threats was carried through to its grim conclusion: A group of illegal loggers murdered Edwin Chota, Leoncio Quinticima, Jorge Ros and Francisco Pinedo, all members of the Saweto indigenous community in Ucayali, a region of Peru close to the Brazilian border. Chota, the communitys president, spoke out against timber trafficking for 12 years before his murder, but authorities have yet to begin a serious investigation. Nobody has been sentenced for the murders, and law enforcement hasnt improved safety measures for other leaders being threatened, or reduced logging in prohibited areas. The trees cut down from these forests continue to feed into the sophisticated, multimillion-dollar timber trafficking industry in Peru.
High school students in Wisconsin are facing backlash after being photographed apparently making the Nazi salute. In the photo, almost all 63 boys make the salute before their junior prom at Baraboo High School. One student even appears to make a white power sign. The controversial picture was posted to the reported photographers website with other images from the day. But not every boy is saluting in the picture. One looks uncomfortable and did not raise his arm.
Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end. ~ Homer, The Odyssey ~ Quite recently, I found myself on a whirlwind business trip raising money for my company. After countless dinners, innumerable strategy sessions, and plenty of 
Throughout my career, I have discovered and rediscovered a simple truth. The ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well, and to finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status, and happiness in life.
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The problem with programming, along with entrepreneurship and most jobs in tech, is that it requires a lot of mental effort. So no matter how pointless or trivial the task, we still feel productive.
While your brain may be sweating from the sheer challenge of it all, it doesnt mean that what youre doing is automatically the best use of your time.
Your best use of time is always going to be adding value. Sometimes thats code, sometimes not.
If youre an entrepreneur or single founder, your job is to add value to your customers lives. If youre employed or want to be, your job is to add value to your company, and the companys customers.
Nothing in life will move you forward, faster, than consistent prioritization of things that add the most value for others (and for yourself.)
This is what separates the top performers from everyone else, the highest paid from the resentful, the productive and impactful from the overworked.
Dont be fooled by what you see on social media. The answer is not 18 hour days and 100 hour weeks. The hustle never stops!
Youll sleep when youre dead, right?
Well, I like sleeping. And I like clocking into work, getting a lot done, getting paid well for it, and leaving work at work. I like having the free time to write and work on my own stuff.
Im afforded these luxuries (you know, like a work-life balance) because my company trusts me. Im far from a world-class developer. In fact, Im a self-taught programmer and I didnt start coding seriously until my late 20's.
But Ive built up a track record of getting the stuff done that adds value fo...
Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing. Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free. In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features. We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion! For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here. PMID: Food Chem Toxicol. 2012 Oct ;50(10):3405-12. Epub 2012 Aug 1. PMID: 22884764 Abstract Title: Xanthohumol prevents carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver injury in rats. Abstract: Xanthohumol (XN), a prenyl flavonoid present in beer, prevents the acute hepatic injury induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in rats. Pre-treatment of rats with XN significantly reduced the increased liver weight observed in CCl4-intoxicated rats, normalised the increased values of plasma lactate dehydrogenase, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase and glutamate pyruvate transaminase activities and reduced the incidence of histopathological alterations produced by CCl4. The oxidative stress induced by CCl4 administration elicited a significant decrease in the levels of reduced glutathione as well as an increase in thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and H2O2 concentrations. Pre-treatment of rats with XN resulted in a significant (p
LAKEWOOD, Colo. In 2007, when Melanie Marquis was a solitary Pagan who didnt really know anybody else, she began writing for the Pagan community. She decided to contact this Carl Llewellyn Weschcke guy for comments for an article, so she wrote to Llewellyn, the company that Weschcke had bought and transformed from a small publisher of astrology titles into a metaphysical/New Age/occult publishing juggernaut.
I didnt know him at all at the time, Marquis said by phone from her home in Lakewood near Denver. I contacted Llewellyn and they told me You know of course he really doesnt do interviews and things like that anymore. Youre kind of out of luck. But I kept internet sleuthing and found a blog post that Carl himself had written, inviting readers to contact him to initiate dialogue about what books they would like to see.
She emailed him for his thoughts on why it was important for Pagans to be open.
He wrote me back and somehow or other we started a dialogue and we corresponded for years and years after that about all sorts of things, Marquis said.
So it was that Marquis went from being a solitary Pagan to having a relationship with one of the most influential metaphysical/Pagan/New Age/occultist personalities of modern times. That relationship made her a natural choice to write the new biography Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer & Publisher of Body, Mind & Spirit published, of course, by Llewellyn.
I didnt really realize who he was at the time, Marquis said of her early correspondence with Weschcke. I guess thats why I wasnt shy. I was like, Well hes inviting people to write to him so Im gonna write to him. I never got to meet him in person, oddly and sadly, but we developed a pretty good friendship just through correspondence. I guess you could say we were pen pals.
Llewellyn Publications would go on to publish such Marquis books as A Witchs World of Magick: Expanding Your Practice with Techniques & Traditions from Diverse Cultures and The Witchs Bag of Tricks: Personalize Your Magick & Kickstart Your Craft, as well as her Modern Spellcasters Tarot deck.
But, Marquis said, I didnt realize how much Carl did until I wrote this biography. The more I researched him, the more I was blown away by how he played such a deep role behind the scenes in many ways. He was the orchestrator of so much in Paganism and New Age and all these metaphysical avenues that people can now explore. I was just totally blown away by the larger role he played in making that i...
Reminding Australians to be alert and alarmed, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has warned of a large caravan of Guatemalan refugees walking towards the Australian border, mirroring Donald Trumps warnings of a similar caravan heading towards the United States.
Mr Dutton said the group which also includes people from Honduras left Central America last week, crossing into Mexico before heading towards Australia on foot.
Asked how they would cross the Pacific Ocean, Mr Dutton said that the refugees werent taking that route and were instead taking a different route to avert authorities.
He has threatened to stop aid to Guatemala if the caravan isnt stopped.
By Terry Beuler
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Sophia Dawson holding a painting of her son, Lower East Side, Manhattan (all images Ilana Herzig)
Sophia Dawsons paint-spattered army green jumpsuit and color-splashed smock strike quite a figure. Whether live-painting in galleries, inaugurating a piece at The Lower East Side Girls Club, rollerblading as performance art at the Brooklyn Museum, or taking her son, Pharaoh, to school, the 30-year-old Brooklyn-born artist-activist aims to address and dismantle inequality and oppression. Through her creative undertakings, she champions political prisoners and endeavors to put an end to police brutality. A resident at The Whitney Independent Studio Program in spring of 2018 and current artist-in-residence at The University Settlement (a NYC non-profit serving immigrants and low-income families), Dawson recently announced her selection for the Artist in the Marketplace program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BMA AIM), beginning in January. Her work will also debut at Art Basel Miami Beach in December, reaching an international audience for the first time.
Dawsons storied career as a painter was preceded by theater and film studies at LaGuardia High School; and her specific focus on the Black Panther movement and police violence didnt commence until she took an African American history class as an undergraduate. After discovering that art could be form of advocacy, she initiated her To Be Free project in 2010. She started by painting likenesses of influential leaders of the Black Panther and Black Liberation movements fighting for equality. Following a visit from the wife of then-imprisoned activist Sekou Odinga, Dawson began communicating with those activists still incarcerated, first through letters, and soon after, visits. Upon receiving their blessing, she utilized the correspondences as backdrops for portraits. She used them to raise awareness about the prisoners predicaments and auctioned the portraits to raise funds for further advocacy efforts. In some cases, this advocacy has been successful. In addition to Odinga, Robert Seth Hayes, Debbie and Michael Africa, Maliki Shakur Latin, Herman Bell, and Zolo Azania have come home.Dawson with her portrait of Jalil A. Muntaqim...
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Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disease caused by an inability to produce bone mass after bone cells die off naturally. This renders bones so brittle they can be broken by minor falls or even sudden harsh coughs. As our population ages, the conditions that create osteoporosis increase.
Pharma-controlled mainstream medicine offers prescription drug bisphosphonates, such as Alendronate (Fosamax) Risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia) Ibandronate (Boniva) Zoledronic acid (Reclast). These drugs create even more brittle bones that break under normal loads.
Reports had piled up so much from long-term bisphosphonate users spontaneous bone breaks in 2011 that they made mainstream TV news.
These drugs can also cause atrial fibrillation, leading to heart attacks and strokes. Supplementing with calcium can lead to calcified blood vessels, arteries, and heart valves without the proper balance of nutrients needed to ensure the calcium goes into bone matter and doesnt remain in the blood.
Most doctors continue to prescribe bisphosphonates, sometimes cautiously. And they erroneously advise supplementing calcium. Some doctors disagree with the calcium depletion theory and the necessity of supplementing calcium.
They have scientific evidence that osteoporosis is scurvy of the bone, and vitamin C is the supplemental solution, not calcium.
Dr. Thomas Levy, MD, PhD, is a board-certified cardiologist and vitamin C expert with a long history of administering mega-dose IV vitamin C treatments for various ailments, including cancer. He has also authored several iconoclastic books, including Death by Calcium. He states unequivocally:...
According to global statistics provided by Coinatmradar.com, there are now close to 4,000 cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs). Moreover, theres been a huge influx of bitcoin cash ATMs over the past year as there are now 1,200 BCH dispensing devices located around the world.
There are various ways people can purchase bitcoin cash and a slew of other cryptocurrencies around the world and one of them is through the use of ATMs. Digital asset dispensing ATMs have been popular since they were first introduced, and over the past two years, their worldwide growth has been exponential.
One in a trio of Stephanie Syjucos tiny sets, Applicant Photos (Migrants), detail view. Part of Refuge at the 21c Museum Hotel in Kansas City. (all images by the author for Hyperallergic)
KANSAS CITY, Missouri The 21c Museum Hotel chain which combines luxury hospitality facilities with contemporary art mini-museums continues its culture march across the American heartland. In mid-July, its newest location opened in downtown Kansas City during the course of a weeklong press tour and community celebration. Open to the public 24 hours a day, the Kansas City location came loaded with its own unique set of possibilities and challenges.
This is our eighth property, said co-founder and 21c magnate Steve Wilson, in an interview with Hyperallergic during the opening week festivities, but its the first time weve every reinterpreted a restaurant so that was a challenge. And when I first saw this room, I didnt know we would have to save it, for historic reasons.Once the dining room at the Savoy Grill, and now converted to a bar and lounge, the space retains many of its historical elements, including the Manifest Destiny murals painted in 1903.
Wilson refers to what was once the Savoy Grill a Kansas City fine dining restaurant, part of the Savoy Hotel, built in 1903. Over a century of operations, the restaurants dining room retained its original elements, including opulent woodwork, art deco stained glass...
While the market is slow now, recent developments like the election of pro-crypto candidates in the U.S. show an encouraging future for the nascent digital asset class
What was World War One about? How did it start? Who won? And what did they win? Now, 100 years after those final shots rang out, these questions still puzzle historians and laymen alike. But as we shall see, this confusion is not a happenstance of history but the wool that has been pulled over our eyes to stop us from seeing what WWI really was. This is the story of WWI that you didnt read in the history books. This is The WWI Conspiracy.
November 11, 1918.
All across the Western front, the clocks that were lucky enough to escape the four years of shelling chimed the eleventh hour. And with that the First World War came to an end.
From 10 oclock to 11 the hour for the cessation of hostilities the opposed batteries simply raised hell. Not even the artillery prelude to our advance into the Argonne had anything on it. To attempt an advance was out of the question. It was not a barrage. It was a deluge.[. . .]
Nothing quite so electrical in effect as the sudden stop that came at 11 A. M. has ever occurred to me. It was 10:60 precisely and the roar stopped like a motor car hitting a wall. The resulting quiet was uncanny in comparison. From somewhere far below ground, Germans began to appear. They clambered to the parapets and began to shout wildly. They threw their rifles, hats, bandoleers, bayonets and trench knives toward us. They began to sing.
And just like that, it was over. Four years of the bloodiest carnage the world had ever seen came to a stop as sudden and bewildering as its start. And the world vowed Never again.
Each year, we lay the wreath. We hear The Last Post. We mouth the words never again like an incantation. But what does it mean? To answer this question, we have to understand what WWIwas.
WWI was an explosion, a breaking point in history. In the smoldering shell hole of that great cataclysm lay the industrial-era optimism of never-ending progress. Old verities about the glory of war lay strewn around the battlefields of that Great War like a fallen soldier left to die in No Mans Land, and along with it lay all the broken dreams of a world order that had been blown apart. Whether we know it or not, we here in the 21st century are still living in the crater of that explosion, the victims of a First World War that we are only now beginning to understand.
What was World War One about? How did it start? W...
Government has long been characterized as inept. Its easy to forget that sometimes it can be downright cruel.
The latest example comes from Missouri, where the Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit.
On Sunday, officials from the health department, accompanied by armed police officers, stopped volunteers with Free Hot Soup Kansas City from feeding the homeless at four locations, claiming the food had not been inspected.
Officers and health inspectors demanded we destroy our food and we were violating health code violations by sharing meals with our friends, said Nellie McCool, who has participated in efforts to feed the homeless for years.
The health department has defended its crackdown, claiming officials had previously informed the volunteer group that they needed to obtain a permit.
They were notified back in a meeting in September that they needed to get a permit, and they just outright said they refused to do that, said Dr. Rex Archer, Director Of Health for KCMO, according to KSHB, a local Kansas City outlet.
McCool denies this. We never had any kind of government official ever come and speak with anybody at any of the public parks, she said.
Regardless, according to the departments write-up of the Sunday incident, officials destroyed the food, citing the lack of a permit, and insisted the action was taken to protect public safety.
This operation claims to...
Kaleido, a subsidiary of ConsenSys, is launching a marketplace of plug-and-play services to help blockchain projects from proof-of-concept to live production business networks.
The firm, which announced the product at the Web Summit in Lisbon, is working with Amazon Web Services to provide the enterprise blockchain platform.
According to the company, early adopters of the Kaleido Marketplace have eliminated 80 percent of the custom code required to build their blockchain project, saving time and energy to focus on what comes next.
The full-stack platform includes plug-and-play tools from Kaleido, Amazon Web Services, and third-party developers. A survey conducted by PwC in August 2018 found that 84 percent of executives said their companies were actively involved with distributed ledger technology.
However, due to a shortage of skills and talent across the industry, companies struggle to complete their blockchain solutions to get them up and running. The marketplace includes native AWS integrations, HD wallets for privacy and ID registries for organizational identity.
The platform also offers blockchain tools and services for smart contract oracles, supply chain management, and real-time legal contracts. Kaleidos Blockchain Business Cloud has helped companies create more than a thousand blockchain networks, Sophia Lopez, chief operations officer and co-founder, claims.
Weve seen successful patterns of deployment as enterprise networks go into production and weve baked these best practices into the Kaleido Marketplace services, to help radically simplify the adoption of blockchain and eliminate some of the specialized blockchain expertise needed.
Steve Cerveny, Kaleido co-founder and CEO, explained there is much more to an enterprise blockchain project than the distributed ledger itself. The platform, built in cooperation with Amazon Web Services and ConsenSys, aims to help firms adopt blockchain in thei...
For well over 30 years, every medical student has been taught that high cholesterol levels are responsible for causing heart diseasethe number one killer in the US. And, the public has been similarly educated that eating a low-fat diet (having less cholesterol) is the best way to avoid becoming a cardiac patient.
At my medical school graduation (nearly 30 years agooy vey!) the dean told us that we were trained with the latest medical information. He continued by stating that, unfortunately, over 50% of what was just taught to us was incorrect. He told us that it was our job to figure out what is fact and what is fiction.
Perhaps my dean would be proud of me as I have dedicated my professional career to determining what is right and what is wrong with medicine. Now I can state, without equivalence, that the cholesterol=heart disease hypothesis is terribly wrong. Keep in mind, I came to that conclusion many years ago after studying the literature.
A new commentary was just published in the September 2018 issue of The American Journal of Medicine (Vol. 131, N. 9, pages 993-4). The author presented the data from 29 major randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of the cholesterol=heart disease hypothesis since 2004. The reason he chose post 2004 studies is that trials before 2004 were tainted by scandals that led to new regulations.
Only 2 of the 29 studies7%reported a mortality benefit while only 34% showed a cardiovascular benefit. That means these RCTsthe gold standard for research in medicineshowed that lowering cholesterol levels with the use of medications failed to provide a mortality benefit in 93% and 66% did not achieve a cardiovascular benefit.
I wrote the Statin Disaster to inform my patients that the cholesterol=heart disease hypothesis was not true...
This time Im going to tell you about this very useful pattern in React called the container pattern or container component pattern.
This is one of the first patterns I learned. It helped me a lot to separate problems in smaller ones and solve them one at a time.
Also, it definitely helped make my code much more reusable and self-contained at once.
It might seem a paradox! How you get your code to be reusable and self-contained at the same time?
Well, reusable because you learn to do small dummy (presentational) components that you can re-use a lot.
Self-contained because the container, view, or whatever you are using to keep all your logic can easily be detached from one place and attached to any other one without big changes/refactoring in your main app.
The truth is when you want to do a feature you always start simple and clean.
Days pass by and you get to add one more small feature here, one more feature there. Youre making a patch here, a patch there, and your whole code becomes messy and unmanageable.
Trust me, Ive been there. And Im still there nowadays! We all are, at a certain point, because programming is a craft. But we can minimize that a lot with practice and with this amazing design pattern.
But, what is a design pattern?
A design pattern is nothing more than a general, reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design. Its not a finished design that can be transformed directly into source or machine code. Its a description or template for how to solve a problem that can be used in many different situations.
Design patterns are formalized best practices that the programmer can use to solve common problems when designing an application or system.
You know the MVC software design pattern?
Well, MVC stands for...
YouTube Bans User for Feeding Feminist to Alligator...in a Video Game
Pluralist 08 NOV 2018
A streamer using the handle Shirrako recently published a series of clips from "Red Dead Redemption 2," an action video game set in a fictionalized 19th century America, in which the in-game player is seen taunting and beating up a woman calling for equal voting rights, Motherboard reported Wednesday.
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Annoying Feminist Fed To Alligator
Like many exploration games, RDR2 is awash with richly-detailed side characters (also known as NPCs) meant to capture the game's historical flavor. One of these extras is a vociferous suffragette encamped on the side of a small street, protesting, "let me vote!"
"Once women get the vote, we'll stop making a pig's ear of everything," the suffragette says in the game. "We'll elect a women president, within the first 10 years, of course. You see, men are such judgmental prigs, you need women to help straighten you out."
Shirrako's controversial video of punching her bloody, which gained hit 1.6 million views before YouTube took it down this week, occurred spontaneously during a stream.
"The [suffragette] NPC is made to be rather annoying," Shirrako explained to Motherboard. "When you try to shop for clothing in the game, your dialogue with the shopkeeper keeps being interrupted by her shouting, so I simply wanted to shop in peace.
Shirrako also told Motherboard that the original video was not intended as a political statement, but as a joke. Nevertheless, the video was titled, "Red Dead Redemption 2 -- Beating Up Annoying Feminist."
Unsurprisingly, most of the comments egged Shirrako on, relishing in the violent scene. Playing to his audience, Shirrako released a number of follow-up videos, one of which showed the suffragette being roped and dragged to a swamp, where she gets devoured by an alligator....
Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing. Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free. In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features. We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion! For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here. PMID: Mutat Res. 2007 Aug 15 ;632(1-2):1-8. Epub 2007 May 21. PMID: 17590382 Abstract Title: Protective effects of xanthohumol against the genotoxicity of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ) and tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BOOH) in HepG2 human hepatoma cells. Abstract: Xanthohumol is the major prenylated flavonoid present in the hop plant Humulus lupulus L. (Cannabinaceae) and a common ingredient of beer. Recently, xanthohumol has gained considerable interest due to its potential cancer chemo-preventive effect. The aim of this study was to reveal the possible anti-genotoxic activity of xanthohumol in metabolically competent human hepatoma HepG2 cells, by use of the comet assay. Xanthohumol by itself was neither cytotoxic nor genotoxic to the cells at concentrations below 10microM. However, a significant protective effect against the pro-carcinogens benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ) was observed at concentrations as low as 0.01microM. In cells treated with xanthohumol in combination with tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BOOH) - an inducer of reactive oxygen species (ROS) - no protective effect was observed and xanthohumol also showed no significant scavenging activity against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals. On the other hand, HepG2 cells pre-treated with xanthohumol showed significantly reduced levels of t-BOOH-induced DNA strand breaks, indicating that its protective effect is mediated by induction of cellular defence mechanisms against oxidative stress. As xanthohumol is known to be an effective inhibitor of cytochrome P450 enzymes and an inducer of NAD(P)H: quinone reductase (QR), our findings can be explained by an inhibition of metabolic activation of pro-carcinogens and/or by induction of carcinogen-detoxifying and anti-oxidative enzymes by xanthohumol. These results provide evidence that xanthohumol displays anti-genotoxic activity in metabolically competent human cells....
Installation view, Regeneracin: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at Vincent Price Art Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)
LOS ANGELES La constitucin ha muerto (The constitution is dead), declared a photograph published in a 1903 edition of the satirical Mexico City newspaper El Hijo del Ahuizote. In the image, funeral wreaths and Mexican flags hang from the periodicals offices, while staff writers and editors flank a faded portrait of former president Benito Jurez, whose democratic and liberal reforms were being undone by the dictatorship of President Porfirio Daz. Banned from publishing writings critical of the Daz government, two of the men in the mock funeral, brothers Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magn, would flee the country months later and continue their political agitation in the United States.
Life in the US for the Flores Magn brothers was spent fomenting revolution while evading arrest. In Los Angeles, the anarchists from Mexico found a base of operations and many allies willing to host their activities. La Aurora, an anarchist bookstore and library on 654 North Spring Street, disseminated copies of the Flores Magns newspaper, Regeneracin, while the Italian Hall, on 644 North Main Street, was a meeting place for not just Italian immigrants and radicals, but also the Flores Magns and other exiled members of their far-left Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM).
Regeneracin, which ran in Spanish, English, and Italian editions for 18 years, ceased operations in 1918 after the Flores Magns and the PLM suffered setbacks in the form of surveillance, arrest, and imprisonment. The newspapers influence on Mexican and American political movements, however, would extend over nearly a century by inspiring successive generations of artists, writers, and activists. The cultural production and political activism that emerged during that time is the subject of Regeneracin: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at the Vincent Price Art Museum....
Still from Walking Backwards into the Future (courtesy Anna Weinreich)
The 19th-century clubs from Tonga now in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art were created as narrative objects, their carvings evolving to tell the story of the people who wielded them. Rarely were these personal histories collected by museums along with this weaponry from the South Pacific. In his art, the Auckland-based Benjamin Work reimagines the sculpted motifs and stories of these clubs, as well as other traditions of his Tongan (Vavau) heritage, in paintings, photography, and murals.Illustration of clubs from Tonga and Samoa (via Wellcome Collection)
Tongan visual language is ancient and abstract in form, primarily influenced by nature, with intricate knowledge systems intertwined within, Work told Hyperallergic. My interest started as a child with the presence of Ngtu, Tongan bark cloth, and Fala, woven mats, in our family house. Every bed in my parents home had ngtu or fala, folded neatly under all the mattresses; these spaces were perfect to keep them safe and flat.
While early in his practice he was mostly engaged with graffiti and street art, in 2010 he began to explore different media. This led me back to our ancient semiotic language of Tonga, he explained.
In 2016, he created a mural at the PS 171 school on 103rd Street and Madison Avenue, a site that already featured a ring of birds by the Cape Town-based street artist FAITH47, and a take on the Statue of Liberty by street artist...
Bitcoin kicked off the week by erasing gains made during the weekend, falling 1 percent against the US Dollar. Bitcoin Relinquishes Hard-Fought Gains The BTC/USD pair stayed depressed despite an upside attempt, printing intraday lows near 6319-fiat against the high at 6384-fiat. The breakdown action in the European forex market helped the dollar establish its 16-month Continued
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International cybersecurity solutions provider Group-IB has come
up with a scoring model to grade crypto exchanges based on their
level of security.
The scoring model was created by Group-IB in conjunction with Swiss-based Cryptolns (which is operated by Swiss insurance broker APIS AS), and the grading is intrinsic to CryptoIns new cryptocurrency exchange insurance, which will allow exchange users to cover up to 15 BTC worth of digital assets held in their exchange accounts. With the scoring models data, CryptoIns has calculated rates for their coverage depending on an exchanges level of security and asset-protection measures.
This insurance will be available for assets held on leading exchanges like Binance, OKEx, Kraken and Huobi, while a full list can be found on CryptoIns website.
Currently, approximately 3,600,000 BTC are stored in user accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges, making this market highly attractive for hackers, Timofey Volkov, CEO of CryptoIns, explained.
Per a recent Forbes article, crypto exchanges are attractive to hackers due to their design: They have a centralized single point of failure, making them prone to the same problems faced by millions of web applications globally. This is where the assessment from Group-IB gets interesting for the investor.
The grading from Group-IB took the exchanges architecture and infrastructure into consideration to better understand the mechanisms used in countering potential threats.
While developing the framework for its insurance policy, Cryptolns revealed that it assessed a number of exchanges using various parameters, including the level of technical security [and] the reliability of key storage, password, and personal data of customers provided by each exchange.
Explaining the challenges faced by insurers in the crypto industry, Volkov stated that:
Collaboration with one of the leading international cybersecurity companies will help us organize and conduct pre-insurance evaluations of the exchanges in order to assess their security, as well as the potential for fraudulent activities on the part of the founders and management.
The scoring by CryptoIns al...
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I have spent much of my career as a graduate student researcher, and now as a Data Scientist in the industry. One thing I have come to realize is that a vast majority of solutions proposed both in academic research papers and in the workplace are just not meant to shipthey just dont scale!
And when I say scale, I mean:
Some of these approaches either work on extremely narrow use cases, or have a tough time generating results in a timely manner.
More often than not, the problem lies is in the approach that was used although when things go wrong, we tend to render the problem unsolvable. Remember, there will almost always be more than one way to solve a Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Data Science problem. Optimizing your choices will increase your chance of success in deploying your models to production.
Over the past decade I have shipped solutions that serve real users. From this experience, I now follow a set of best practices that maximizes my chance of success every time I start a new NLP project.
In this article, I will share some of these with you. I swear by these principles and I hope these become handy to you as well.
KISS (Keep it simple, stupid). When solving NLP problems, this seems like common sense.
But I cant say this enough: choose techniques and pipelines that are easy to understand and maintain. Avoid complex ones that only you understand, sometimes only partially.
In a lot of NLP applications, you would typically notice one of two things:
The first question to ask yourself is if you need all the layers of pre-processing?
Do you really need part-of-speech tagging, chunking, entity resolution, lemmatization and etc. What if you strip out a few layers? How does this affect the performance of your models?
With access to massive amounts of data, you can often actually let the evidence in the data guide your model.
Comic book legend Stan Lee has died. Lee was known as the man behind the Marvel universe, responsible for such characters as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain America, among many others. He was a well-known pop-culture figure, a regular at comic conventions, red carpets, and anywhere people talk about comic books and comic heroes.
Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing. Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free. In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features. We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion! For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here. PMID: Int Immunopharmacol. 2010 May ;10(5):556-61. Epub 2010 Feb 6. PMID: 20144742 Abstract Title: Xanthohumol inhibits IL-12 production and reduces chronic allergic contact dermatitis. Abstract: Xanthohumol (XN) and its related compounds were evaluated for their effects on modulating the production of interleukin (IL)-12, the most important factor driving T helper 1 immune responses. XN showed the strongest inhibitory effect on IL-12 production in macrophages stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or LPS/interferon-gamma. Xanthohumol 4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (XNG) inhibited IL-12 production less effectively than XN. Isoxanthohumol and 8-prenylnaringenin showed comparatively lower inhibitory effects on IL-12 production than XNG. (2S)-5-methoxy-8-prenylnaringenin 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside did not exert any effect on IL-12 production. We then tested how these compounds affected NF-kappaB binding activity to the kappaB site in the nucleus. The compounds inhibited kappaB binding in macrophages with the same potency order as IL-12 inhibition. Furthermore, we investigated whether XN, which showed the most effective reduction of IL-12 production, attenuated skin inflammation. Chronic allergic contact dermatitis, an experimental model for psoriasis, was used to determine the anti-inflammatory effects of XN in vivo. XN treatment reduced the degree of ear thickening induced by oxazolone. Taken together, XN might be effective as an anti-inflammatory agent to reduce skin inflammation by inhibiting IL-12 production.
A letter from the Michigan Secretary of State's office states that cryptocurrencies cannot be used for political donations.
Banned YouTuber Returns to Own the Libs by Deporting Mexican in Video Game
Adaam James Levin Areddy 09 NOV 2018
"Should've named your horse ICE for bonus triggers."
Last week, the streamer Shirrako posted a clip from the fantasy-Western action game "Red Dead Redemption 2" in which the protagonist is seen beating up a suffragette. The video was viewed over a million times and received comments ranging from the snippy to the skin-crawlingly hateful (the second most upvoted comment reads, "giving women the right to vote was a mistake").
After Motherboard, Vice's gaming outlet, published a story about Shirrako's stunts, YouTube shut down his channel, prompting predictably wide criticism on social media.
Shirrako, who regularly posts indiscriminately-violent and crudely-titled snippets of games, insisted that his videos don't serve political commentary of any kind, and are intended to be taken as mere jokes.
Responding to the outcry, YouTube relented and quickly resurrected Shirrako's channel, albeit with a newly-added age restriction. Shirrako didn't wait a day before publishing a series of videos that seem to be nothing if not an attempt to taunt his Silicon Valley overlords. (I'll leave it to readers to judge whether his response is edgy, paltry or juvenile.)
His new videos -- published Wednesday night -- include punching Hilter, beating up a Chinese man, and even "deporting a Mexican." In the latter video, which exploits a glitch in the game that allows players to cross over into a fictionalized Mexico, Shirrako's RDR2 avatar is shown kidnapping an NPC of Hispanic visage and carrying him across the border. The video has gotten almost 200,...
Alle die jemals lnger auf einer Leiter gearbeitet haben, wissen worum es hier geht. Das ganze knnte so etwas wie die Revolution der Leiter sein, wenn das ganze wirklich so gut funktioniert. Oder eben auch nicht. Gesehen bei Marc <3
Im currently a developer for Blueprint, an organization at UC Berkeley. We develop software pro bono for non-profits and advance technology for social good. This past year, my team worked on building a solution for The Dream Project. The goal is to provide a better education for children in the Dominican Republic.
I am writing this post in hopes of sharing my experience of doing Salesforce integration using Heroku Connect for a Ruby on Rails/React Native app.
Heroku Connect makes it easy for you to build Heroku apps that share data with your Salesforce deployment. Using bi-directional synchronization between Salesforce and Heroku Postgres, Heroku Connect unifies the data in your Postgres database with the contacts, accounts and other custom objects in the Salesforce database.
Another way to put it
Heroku Connect assists with replacing your apps Postgres database with a Salesforce database. Of course, since Rails apps connect natively to Postgres, you cannot do immediate calls and pushes to Salesforce without some API like the Restforce gem.
In reality, the Postgres database that our Rails app will interact with serves as a disguise for Salesforce. It is a working middleman. All data must go through it before reaching Salesforce, and vice versa. Heroku Connect is the bridge that combines the capabilities of Force.com and Heroku without the need for a gem.
You might ask why even bother learning Salesforce integration?
Well, Salesforce integration streamlines the process of storing and retrieving data. Especially customer data for businesses.
You can provide your customers with modernized computer systems for an improved user experience and workflow. Youll be accelerating app development. It also creates better tools for informing management and sales on business performance.
This helps businesses achieve efficient levels of operation for business-to-consumer apps. It does this through instantaneous and accurate updates.
To give some background for the code snippets below in the tutorial, I will explain beforehand the project I was working on. This project got me introduced to Heroku Connect.
Previously, Dream recorded student information in a Salesforce database. This was not ideal for teachers to use. To make their lives easier, we created a user-friendly app. The app handled course creation, s...
The Australian Government has strongly denied allegations made that it inappropriately touched the national broadcaster the ABC. The allegations came following last nights 4 Corners program.
This is completely untrue we have never touched nor interfered with the ABC, said a Government Spokesperson. Sure we have called them up and told them how crap they are and also taken their lunch money from time to time.
But thats not abuse thats just a friendly bit of ribbing.
When asked whether they had called for any ABC Journalists to be fired the Spokesperson replied: Never absolutely not. Well maybe Emma Alberici, but no one else. Oh we did ask for Q&A to go and for 4 Corners to be scaled back and then we did have a problem with that Banana you know B1.
That banana was cunning always standing to the left, typical ABC bias. Now if youll excuse me Im off to wind up SBS, theyre not showing enough ads during their programming.
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