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The national security state that Obama inherited and broadened, and has now passed on to Trump, is so thoroughly protected by secrecy that on most occasions concealment will be an available alternative to lying. Obamas awareness of this frightening legacy accounts for the unpredictable urgency with which he campaigned for Hillary Clinton an almost unseemly display of partisan energy by a sitting president. All along, he was expecting a chosen successor to dial back the security state Cheney and Bush had created and he himself normalised.
Reckoning with Trump means descending into the place that made him. What he represents, above all, is the triumph of an underworld of predators, hustlers, mobsters, clubhouse politicians and tabloid sleaze that festered in a corner of New York City; a vindication of his mentor, the Mafia lawyer Roy Cohn, a figure unknown to most Trump supporters.
Orwell may have become more important as a symbol than for anything he actually wrote. Both of these books seek to reverse that suspicion, one by tethering the symbol to some distinctly fallible human flesh, the other by subjecting Orwells political prose to the kind of scrutiny ordinarily reserved for the novels of Henry James.
The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 4 (16 February 2017)
If you have been watching the size and style of bags lately, youve probably noticed all those impossibly cute little backpacks everyone is carrying. Along those lines, Ive made this small backpack pattern to be small (and cute) but still big enough to be practical.
You can also use this small backpack as a cross-over or cross body bag as well. I made that way because I like to have options and truth-be-told, I am a bit paranoid with a backpack. I guess having grown up in Panama where, as the saying goes, pickpockets can remove your socks without even taking off your shoes I have had my share of missing money and wallets. This is why Ive added a pocket in the back with a zipper. Theres an internal pocket, also with a zipper, and even the outside pocket has a zipper. So if you can remember where you put your wallet, the chances of keeping it are high..
Theres also a possibility of adding one more pocket to stash your mobile phone, but I will leave that up to you. I will show you how to add it you want it. Please note, however, it will not be included in the pattern, so this is probably for the intermediate to advanced sewists. The rest of the project is suitable for beginners.
German Miniaturist, King Solomon as Judge (12th century), manuscript (Codex 601), sterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (image via Web Gallery of Art)
On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit federal appeals panel Judge Michelle T. Friedland; Judge William C. Canby Jr.; and Judge Richard R. Clifton unanimously rejected Donald Trumps travel ban, delivering what The New York Times called the latest and most stinging judicial rebuke to his effort to make good on a campaign promise and tighten the standards for entry into the United States.
The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
H. L. Mencken
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
Dorothy Parker, But the One on the Right (1929)
Never judge a book by its movie.
J. W. Eagan
Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judges chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any womans feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
If we hang out in the same social media circles you may be aware of this already. If we dont then you may not be! In either case, heres the full skinny on a recent trip to Denmark that I think you will find interesting and exciting!
A couple of weeks back, myself and 6 other UK sewists, were invited by Danish brand Stoff & Stil (meaning Fabric & Style) to visit their Denmark store and HQ. This is a brand that has has a pedigree of over 30 years and will be familiar to sewists in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and Norway. But less so to those of us in the UK, where they only launched their UK site back in May of last year. They currently have 5 webshops and 23 bricks and mortar shops in the aforementioned countries. They only ship to countries for which they have a dedicated webshop. So currently Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the UK but they aim to expand to other European locations in the longer term. This trip was part of their strategy to reach out to the UK market. Their newest venture; and thats where we come in. We go there, we listen, we come back, we tell you all about it. (Clearly it would be ridiculously impractical, but I honestly think if they couldve invited the entire uk sewing community out there they wouldve done!) As hosts they were faultless, warm, welcoming, as passionate about making as we are, and thoughtful . Like, they think of EVERYTHING kind of thoughtful. And for me, this was my lasting impression of Stoff & Stil as a brand. They think of everything.
First stop was their retail space.and this is what we saw.
Essentially, a department store for makers! I have never seen anything on this scale in the UK! Seriously. it was huge...
Vice News have cut together a montage that shows theres no escaping The Donalds handshake
There's no escaping Donald Trump's handshake pic.twitter.com/nZiXiy1SOp
VICE News (@vicenews) February 11, 2017
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Four men are accused of passing confidential information from within the FSB to the CIA, the central intelligence agency of the US.
Almost all books of recent art history seem to start by analyzing a snapshot. Its a way of slipping into an analytical mode through a side door, under cover of an image a specimen of what they call visual culture that can be allegorized. Darby English, in his new book 1971, starts out not with one photo but two, informal snaps of the installation of a show of color field painting in a converted movie theater in what people sometimes call the black part of town in Houston. Theres Clem Greenberg sporting a cowboy hat but in the next picture, the same hat is worn by Peter Bradley, one of the artists in the show and its curator. The local headgears circulation, English says, captures the animating spirit of the exhibition project: a casual statement of affinity between the races. True enough, but also, Id add, of affinity between critic and artist normally said to wear different hats. Its a black hat, but unlike the movies, those who wear it are not the bad guys. That English paints Greenberg as a good guy is just one of the reasons why his revisionist look at two 1971 exhibitions Contemporary Black Artists in America at New Yorks Whitney Museum, and The DeLuxe Show in Houston, curated by Bradley and sponsored by the Menils will raise hackles. English decries black nationalist demands for a unified community in favor of an individualism, personal autonomy, and subjectivity that many then and now would deride as a bourgeois affectation if not a betrayal. And he rejects the concomitant call for an art that emphasizes recognizable images of that community (an idea still championed by, for instance, Kerry James Marshall) in favor of an art of abstraction. In so doing, he aims to revive interest in the Houston show, long lost from art-historical view, and to rehabilitate the reputation of the Whitney show, which was boycotted by many of the invited artists and has gone down in history as a debacle. (Another recent book, Susan E. Cahans Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, published last year by Duke University Press, is heavily slanted against it.) Just as bad, maybe, is his giving the time of day to something as unfashionable as color field painting. Today, its easy to see that artists like Ed Clark and Sam Gilliam (to name just two of the participants in The DeLux...
Governments have been increasing their efforts to regulate and monitor digital currency operations. Many global exchanges now require identification to register on their site. With politicians currently forming blockchain research groups and crafting Bitcoin legislation, its safe to say regulatory actions will continue.
Even though a vast majority of popular Bitcoin exchanges require identification, there are still a few that enable buying and selling without identity verification.
Localbitcoins is a peer-to-peer exchange that facilitates bitcoin trading for local currencies. The Finland-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremias Kangas who designed a reputation system, escrow, and dispute resolution service into the platform. The exchange offers a wide array of payment choices to purchase and sell bitcoin such as cash, Paypal, gift cards, Western Union, bank wires, and more. Similar to Craigslist, users advertise whether they are looking to purchase or sell bitcoin. Localbitcoins has become popular worldwide and can be typically accessed from most local regions.
Users are not required to verify their identity to use the Localbitcoins platform, but can choose to do so if they so desire. There is an option to upload a state-issued identification card, licens...
Over the past month, many bitcoin exchanges, startups and experts weighed in on the debate between Segregated Witness (SegWit) and Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) supporters.
French artist David Mesguich has been pushing the boundaries between street art and fine art by creating monumental geometric sculptures that he puts within urban settings. For his most recent project, the artist created a ten meters high sculpture called Lucie representing a little girl drawing a sun in the sky that has been installed in Poznan, Poland.
by Christina Sarich; The Mind Unleashed
The Schumann resonances are oscillating magnetic frequencies that happen in the Earths electromagnetic spectrum. They are said to be generated by electromagnetic changes that happen within the earths core, that then affect the earths surface, and ionosphere, including the sentient beings living upon it. This resonance has been about the same for hundreds, if not thousands of years, but it seems to be changing. Why?
It has been assumed that the Earth, along with all living things on earth, is surrounded and protected with this natural frequency of pulsation of 7.83 HZ, or the Schumann resonance. The ancient Indian Rishis called this sound, OM. Whether by coincidence or not, it also happens to be a very powerful frequency to use with brainwave entrainment allowing human beings to access their full brains, and heightened consciousness.
Julia Fish, First plan for floor ( floret ) section three and six (1998), gouache on assembled, laser-printed paper, diptych, 23 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches; 23 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (all images Julia Fish and courtesy David Nolan Gallery)
I dont think it is quite right to say that Julia Fish is the Emily Dickinson of abstraction, but I dont think it is completely wrong either. For many years now, Fish has been making work based on the incidental details of her house, garden, and studio; while her paintings and drawings may treat a commonplace feature a square or hexagonal tile its repetition in her compositions becomes expansive.
As we know, the reclusive Dickinson did not leave her house for the last twenty years of her life, but she was a keen observer and, in her poems, she was able to seamlessly meld abstract concepts with concrete images, envisioning the extraordinary out of the ordinary in familiar terms:
Ill tell you how the Sun rose
A ribbon at a time
In an artists statement from August, 1999, Fish wrote the following:
In 1997 my attention turned to the patterned tiles in the entryway of my home, a floor like so many others, surprisingly common in houses and storefronts built during the early part of this century. And though joined to that history, these small, hand-set tiles delineated and measured a space that had grown particular for me a place inside, yet not a room an ordered surface that registered, always, the first step returning and last step away.
This statement suggests that the patterned tile signifies transition, the passageway between entering and exiting. We are not likely to stop and ponder the things we daily pass by and over, but Fish clearly does....
The Financial Conduct Authority granted a local London-based blockchain startup Tramonex a Small Electronic Money Institution (EMI) registration.
by Collective Evolution
Do you see green the same way that I see green? Every now and then, we find ourselves wondering such questions, as we have all come to know and agree on the use of generic colour names like blue, yellow, green, and so on to distinguish and analyze life around us. Surely, we are all unique in the way we view colours to a degree, but at the end of the day, green is green, and so we leave it at that. But not everyone is quite like this.
After searching for more than 25 years, neuroscientists in the UK have come across a woman who has an extra type of cone cell the receptor cells that detect colour in her eyes. This means she can see a whopping 99 million more colours than the rest of us, and belongs to a very small group of people with super-vision called tetrachromats.
Matchpool is a new dating service that aims to bring couples together through the art of matchmaking with a 21st century twist.
by Whitney Webb; True Activist
A recent study from the University of Southern California showed a correlation between air pollution levels and high measures of insulin in young Latinos.
A recent study at the University of South California has discovered a correlation between air pollution and measures of high insulin in Latino children. The study, based in Los Angeles, measured insulin sensitivity in parallel with exposure to particulate matter for 314 Latino or Hispanic children ages 8-15 who had been classified as obese or overweight. The study was initiated in USCs Department of Preventative Medicine under the Division of Environmental Health and published in Diabetes journal. Participants were followed over an average of 3.4 years, and it was revealed that when the children turned 18 years old, they had about 36 percent more insulin than normal levels, signifying that their bodies had become less responsive to insulin. Increasing rates of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes among obese youth has become a major public health problem in the United States in recent decades.
by Richard Wilcox PhD; Activist Post
It has become a sarcastic proverb that a thing must be true if you saw it in a newspaper. That is the opinion intelligent people have of that lying vehicle in a nutshell. But the trouble is that the stupid people who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper, and there is where the harm lies. Mark Twain
Part of the problem with the mainstream press is that they have been ignoring the Fukushima issue so they dont know what has been going on there for months or years. Nancy Foust, Simply Info
A lot of killers, a lot of killers, what, you think our countrys so innocent? You think our countrys so innocent? A lot of people were killed [by the US in Iraq], so, a lot of killers around, believe me. President Trump
Despite ample evidence pointing towards German law enforcements enhanced ability to catch darknet firearm buyers, people keep trying to buy guns online. Some countries may not report a connection between illegal guns and the darknet. And other countriesaccording to a Russian forum where guns are a commonplacehave more pressing matters than hunting down gun buyers. Whatever the case may be, German police report a record number of darknet-related arrests. And, in early January, they added three more customers to the ever-growing list of darknet busts.
The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), in December, began investigating a 46-year-old man from Frickenhausen for showing interest for several shotguns on the darknet. Through both intensive and covert investigations on the Internet, the Federal Criminal Police Office identified two additional suspects. The secondary suspectsa 43-year-old from Reutlingen and a 51-year-old from Stuttgartknew the primary suspect from Frickenhausen. All three, according to the police, showed an interest in firearms on the darknet and appeared as if they intended to make a purchase.
MANDALAY, Myanmar - As darkness fell in the forests of central Myanmar on a rainy evening last July, May Thu and her husband Myint Swe*, were wrapping up their days work: illegal logging. May Thu, a petite 27-year-old with long black hair and shining black eyes, clambered on top of some logs assembled in a pile. It was monsoon season and the wood was slippery. She fell and landed on the buzzing blade of her husbands chain saw. At first, there was no pain, but she knew she was in trouble. OK, I just got injured by a chain saw, this will be big, she recalls thinking. Myint Swe, a gentle man with foxlike features and a nervous disposition, scooped her up. Its just a small one, he lied as he carried her back to their village. They had been happily married for 10 years. But when she asked him to stop so she could look at the wound, she saw a deep incision across the backs of her legs, backside and vagina. There was a tremendous amount of blood. May Thu and Myint Swe live in a tiny village north of Mandalay, the countrys second largest city; a two-hour drive along bumpy roads plied by minivans and trucks, some carrying cut logs on their roofs. Their logging work is illegal. The country has the third highest deforestation rate in the world, close behind Brazil and Indonesia, the worst offenders according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organizations 2015 Global
Mexicos No.1 aluminum ladder retailer has declared the proposed border wall a fantastic idea. Alongside kiosks running the length of the Rio Grande, hardware-chain Su Casa offers a number of practice walls at select locations along with personal trainers who will teach the sojourners to spot cleverly disguised guards and drones shaped like albatross, patrolling the border.
Meanwhile infomercials promote: The cheapest! Lightest! Sturdiest ladders, or your money back!. When asked whether or not Mr. Trump had invested in Su Casa as well as various Texan brick producers, the owner replied: Mr. Trump is a valued shareholder who believes good fences make good neighbors and even healthier profit margins.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Study for Roses at night, for K., 2006 15 (1105) (2015), archival Pigment Print, 48 x 36 inches, 121.9 x 91.4 cm ( Paul Mpagi Sepuya. All images courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York)
If I have my chronology correct, first poetry died, then the novel, then painting, and, most recently, photography is said to have gulped the dust.
A current exhibition, Deana Lawson, Judy Linn3, Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Sikkema Jenkins (January 13 February 18, 2017) is an excellent example of what I mean by photographys unruly capaciousness....
A quiet voice whispers in my mind, growing louder, becoming more urgent.
North Carolina State University, Boston University, George Mason University and the University of Luxembourg among institutions that contribute to cryptocurrencies improvement.
Creative and Interactive Natural Building Design Day Workshop.
Part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2017.
Come and learn about natural building options, designs, permaculture interactive design, DIY solar, renegade architecture, composting toilets and project planning in a supportive environment.
Taught by professional permaculture, natural building, solar and building design locals and located at CERES with a site tour of the different building styles - you'll feel inspired to embark upon your own project!
Get in quick and secure your place, numbers are limited
A bookshop owner is tweeting the entirety of all seven Harry Potter books to Piers Morgan after the ex-Mirror man said he had never read a word of JK Rowlings creation.
Its kind of impressive and deeply terrifying in equal measure.
.@piersmorgan For a second, Mr. Dursley didn't realize what he had seen then he jerked his head around to look again. 27/32567
Big Green Bookshop (@Biggreenbooks) February 11, 2017
.@piersmorgan There was a tabby cat standing on the corner of Privet Drive, but there wasn't a map in sight. 28/32567
Big Green Bookshop (@Biggreenbooks) February 11, 2017
.@piersmorgan What could he have been thinking of? It must have been a trick of the light. Mr. Dursley blinked & stared at the cat. 29/32567
Big Green Bookshop (@Biggreenbooks) February 11, 2017
Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 11, 2017
Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined. https://t.co/4FII8sYmIt
J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)...
So many people sent articles on these related topics that I decided to include these links, and let you read for yourself. All I
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It was reported today that Super Villains across the UK are finding it harder and harder to get mortgages for their lairs, with increasingly cautious lenders stating it is the fact that most lairs do not survive the first year that is behind application approval levels dropping below 50% for the first time since the end of the Cold War.
In previous years it was easy for any villain to get a good lair, for example a volcano or a remote island, with a market value up to 3.5 times their expected annual income from holding the world to ransom with the threat of total annihilation, stated a spokesman for the Super Villains Protection League. But at the close of 2010 many super villains reported they are having to build their world domination plans from much smaller lairs and that was before the re-sale value of first time buyer starter torture dungeons were decimated by that blasted crime rate database.
A recent survey of villains has backed up this claim with many having to take flats or continuing to rent. Ernst Blofeld, a long-standing Super Villain with an impeccable credit rating, admitted he had resorted to a long-term lease on a 1960s maisonette in Basildon.
It isnt the same as my old huge volcanic base, or those cool submarine eating boats, but at least it is home and I have a good internet connection, he said while stroking his beloved white Persian cat. I just hope the landlord isnt too strict on the no pets clause.
The Super Villain Protection League said that cases such as Blofelds were just the tip of the iceberg. Some villains are already having to make minions redundant as they look to cut costs, and with fuel costs going up launching satellites is not possible for many now. We will start seeing a fall in the number of Super Villains as they will not be able afford the costs of taking over the world, the spokesman said, Im already hearing stories about our members converting their shark and piranha infested pools into Garra Rufa fish pedicure spas and, really, thats no way to make an honest living.
Its the El Nacional newspaper in the Dominican Republic, in case youre wondering. And that really IS the Israeli premier on the right. Well, one out of two aint bad.
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New social network Dawn promises to change the face of social media from individual-centric to pro-group whilst maintaining individual interest.
Gina-Lisa Lohfink ist jetzt rechtkrftig verurteilt, wegen ihrer unsubstanziierten Vergewaltigungsvorwrfe. Die FAZ hat dazu ein paar knackige Zitate:
Frau Lohfink, sagt er. Wenn Sie unter diesem Verfahren gelitten haben, dann sollten Sie sich einen Verteidiger suchen, der Ihre Interessen wichtiger nimmt als seine. Und wenn er dazu noch etwas von Strafrecht verstnde, wre das wirklich ein Gewinn.Ich bin ja schockiert, dass ein Richter sowas berhaupt sagen darf. Das wrde ich an Stelle des Anwalts nicht nur als ehrverletztende Schmhkritik sondern auch als Geschftsschdigung empfinden.
Ich finde ja, dass das ein guter Moment fr ein Statement von Ministerin Schwesig wre, und von Heiko Maas.
Marine Le Pen hat in einem Interview angesagt, dass franzsische Juden ihre israelische Staatsbrgerschaft aufgeben mssen. Heilige Scheie, das entgleist ja schnell.
11/02/2017 - In Belgium, 482 professors and researchers, and more than 190 artists, have written an open letter calling on their authorities to withdraw from participating in a European Union funded research project ...
Old and busted: Industrie 4.0.
New hotness: Terror 4.0.
Na das wir ja eine harte Cyber-Bullshit-Kategorie dieses Jahr, wenn die schon im Februar so krftig vorlegen.
More than a dozen people were rescued Friday, February 10, 2017, from flood waters in northern Nevada as authorities brace for what they say could be some of the worst floodings in more than 30 years by the end of the weekend. At the same time, unusually warm...... Read more
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 10: German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a selfie with a migrant from Syria after she visited the AWO Refugium Askanierring shelter for migrants on September 10, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel visited several facilities for migrants today, including an application center for asylum-seekers, a school with welcome classes for migrant children and a migrant shelter. Thousands of migrants are currently arriving in Germany every day, most of them via the Balkans and Austria. Germany is expecting to receive 800,000 asylum applicants this year.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
11/02/2017 - United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk has called on the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to explore effective diplomatic and political measures to ensure Israeli compliance with Security ...
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The bushfires currently tormenting New South Wales and Victoria, which have been caused by record-breaking heatwaves right across the country, have been described as just typical environmental-extremist hysteria. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has accused the bushfires of manipulating evidence surrounding their existence. All of these lefties, including these whinging bushfires, are 
In Europe the Fuji GFX will start shipping out on February 26 at Calumet Germany. It will ship a couple of days later (March 1) in USA via BHphoto. And if you want to get to a GFX touch and
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Taking place over time zones from Australia to Europe, and bouncing to the east and west coasts of the US, this was the show that couldn't be constrained by time or space.
Lisa Harrison and Dani Arnold McKenny will be familiar to many of you as we share much of the same audience. For the last few years we have enjoyed listening to them thread through the current happenings on every level of our multi-dimensional reality. They do it all in their unique style of casual conversation, allowing the audience to pop in with their thoughts and questions. ...
I felt one of the more fascinatingly right on points from this was where he said, people are turning to their own journalism, they are becoming journalist themselves, and citizen journalism is actually going out and finding the truth. And so it seems to be.
The current trend is that the corporate media is losing viewers, it is losing readership, says Mike Raddie, co-editor of BSNews. People are turning to other forms of journalism, and in some cases even becoming journalists themselves, he added.
WikiLeaks is accusing the BBC of spreading fake news after a senior journalist suggested the whistle-blowing sites revelations lend support to particular candidates in the run-up to Frances presidential election.
Michael Raddie: If you look at all the wars in the recent past, since the 1980s upwards, the BBC is either under-reporting war where weve been the British Army and the British special operations groups have been covertly in battle; when there is an overt war, the BBC is always drawing out support for it in the run-up to the war, as we saw it with Iraq, with Libya. And then they never tell us the true facts of exactly why we went into the certain country, why we toppled the regime, why we toppled the government, etc. They are at loggerheads for a very good reason.
the readers are already finding other sources of information. They are going over to alternative media. They understand the likes of the BBC, the likes of the ITN Channel 4 news. Theyve been caught out so many times now. And especially when it comes to foreign policy, but also with domestic policy and especially with reli...
Bitcoin has foundations in the cypherpunk movement and the philosophy of cryptoanarchy. In 2014, a group of artists and hackers formed the nonprofit Cryptoanarchy Institute Paraleln Polis, in Prague. The organization operates from a multi-level building and caters to decentralized technologies like Bitcoin and 3D printing in a coworking atmosphere.
Also read: On Decentralization and Network Societies
Bitcoin.com recently chatted with Martin p, project coordinator of Paraleln Polis, to discuss the Czech Republic governments stance towards cryptocurrency. p also gives our readers some insight into the anti-state principles Paraleln Polis adheres to and how the organization aims to achieve its goals through technology and the tools of decentralization.
Bitcoin.com (BC): Can you give our readers a brief description of Paraleln Polis Cryptoanarchy Institute?...
ATHENS, Iowa The punk and hardcore music communities are facing an international crisis, as scene experts predict the planet will run out of decent, usable band names by 2019, according to a new report in the peer-reviewed zine Razorcake.
You just dont think itll happen in your lifetime, said overly dedicated punk Jacob Stevens. Decades of taking every menacing sounding word and phrase have finally caught up to us.
Self-described punk historian Stephanie Branford, who co-authored the devastating report, pointed out that theres been a drought for years.
Some the biggest band names in modern hardcore were sourced out-of-genre, from metal acts like Iron Maiden, or Metallica, said Branford. There are only so many song names as sick as Trapped Under Ice, and there are even fewer decent Metallica songs left at all. Sick-ass band names will soon be a thing of the past. We must prepare for a future of unironic St. Anger references, where our children name their bands after Linkin Park songs.
The punk community generally agrees that the rapid depletion of usable names is linked to a sharp, unchecked increase in band creation, blowing through more resources and stretching scant talent across multiple bands.
People werent satisfied being in one great band with a decent name. They chose to be in three shitty bands with dope, non-renewable names, and look where we are, said Branford. Theres no turning back.
The report offers some troubling statistics, including that there are 36 percent fewer names than previously thought that look good in varsity font. Without dedicated action, the report warns, straight edge bands in particular are likely to see an even more severe decline in popularity than predicted, despite their dedicated fanbase.
This doesnt just impact hardcore. This is a cross-genre issue we need to deal with, said inter-genre relations expert Vanessa Martinez. You think indie bands will always have words to just remove vowels from? Why do you think theyve been doing that in the first place?!......
Everyone remembers earlier this evening. It was warmer, people were wearing sunglasses, and the doors had just opened at this Mind Rot show. But now the night is ending, and I cant find anybody, so it seems like a great time to take a look back at the dudes I came here with and ask: Where are they now?
Cole was that tall guy wearing a parka and cargo shorts. Though many at the show thought hed be forever known as, the guy that was dressed all weird, he was able to overhaul his image into that of an ally to woman after helping to find a lost contact lens in the pit. He was last seen before the headlining band took the stage when he started ironically moshing to the music being played between acts. His foray into comedic work was met with mixed results.
After sticking with me and the rest of the guys at first, Mikey ran into some old high school friends and immediately began collaborating with them revisiting several old stories and inside jokes. They said it was good to get the guys back together, but some members of the original party wish Mike would have stuck around. He has been spotted drinking with his friends at the bar, but not for a little while now. I bet he left with those other dudes.
Of all the dudes I came here with, Dwight is the one that drove me here the most. He was also the one that suggested we check out Mind Rot in the first place. And he said he could score some pot at the show so I gave him $50. No one has seen him in hours and most sources interviewed agree that when it comes to me getting a ride home tonight I seem to be pretty fucked.
Its so bizarre that Cole is friends with Jonathon Taylor Thomas. Hes a pretty sick dude actually. After causing a huge scene upon his arrival he mostly just chilled out in the balcony, eventually leaving to go film a guest starring role on former TV dad Tim Allens sitcom Last Man Standing. Its been a weird night.
Have you seen any of these dudes recently? Can you give me a ride home from the show tonight? Let me know in the comments below!
We started today's show by mentioning a couple of upcoming events you might like to check out...
Scott Pickett and Adam D'Sylva are cooking at the upcoming St Anthony's Primary School Twilight Fair, rockstar farmer Joel Salatin is in Australia to speak at the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance's talk at Jonai Farms, and there is an excellent lineup for the #CookForSyria event in early March at The Point.
Melbourne food icon Guy Grossi and his son Carlo popped into our East Brunswick container to talk about his recent appointment - annointment? - as this year's King of Moomba. We also chatted about tomato season, and the upcoming Melbourne Tomato Festival that has moved to a bigger location this year.
We spoke to John at the Vic Market.
To finish today's show, the team behind Smith & Daughters Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse came in to speak about their excellent new cookbook (which just happens to be vegan). It's 2017; we're cool with veganism, yeah?
A bushfire has been reported at Broken Head, near Byron Bay Road, at around 5.30pm today (Sunday).
The Rural Fire Service reports that around 26 hectares has been burnt and that the fire is currently being brought under control.
No further information is currently available.
In my view, fears are not to be feared, but rather faced in the Light. This is perhaps one of the valuable aspects of the Trump effect of seeming polarization. Whether it relates to that or something else, I perceive that many of us are coming face to face with whatever it is we are being asked to release, right here, right now.
And those who may make fun of those who are going
through such a process, likely have their own set of stuff that
they are not yet facing in the Light.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage boy reported missing from the Tweed Heads area.
Joel Noonan, aged 17, was reported missing to police on Saturday (February 11) after he failed to return home from school the previous day.
Police say Joel had packed some belongings and may have travelled away from the area.
His family along with police, hold serious concerns for his welfare as he may suffer from a medical condition.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are conducting inquiries.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175cm tall, about 65kg and with brown hair.
Anyone with information on Joels whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers immediately.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ I
Sydney music photographer, Rod Hunt, and Director, Monica Zanetti, are my guests today.
Music photographer, Rod Hunt has photographed many high profile artists and covered Australian and international music festivals. His impressive body of work has also been featured in most of the key music publications. Rods upcoming exhibition, Portraits, Pits & Punks draws on his extensive catalogue of work for his first major solo show.
Rod Hunt: Portraits, Pits & Punks
16 -26 February 2017
Chrissie Cotter Gallery Pidcock Street, Camperdown
Ellie, Abbie & Ellies Dead Aunt written by Monica Zanetti is a touching look into the heart of a teenager as she struggles with her sexuality and her simple wish to ask a girl to the formal. This play explores the awkwardness of first love and the disapproval faced from parents.
ELLIE, ABBIE & ELLIES DEAD AUNT
29 March 9 April 2017
Depot Theatre 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Info / Tickets thedepottheatre.com
I look forward to your company 10.30am 12.00pm
Police have charged a man after a pursuit in Casino on Thursday (February 9).
Officers spotted a wanted man in a silver Holden Commodore while patrolling West Street, Casino, at about 10.30pm.
When the driver failed to respond to police indications to stop, a pursuit ensued.
It was terminated due to the mans dangerous driving but, a short time later, police found the Commodore abandoned on Arthur Street.
A 25-year-old man was arrested in a house nearby and taken to Casino Police Station, where he was charged with not stopping during a police pursuit, car theft, unlicensed driving and resisting arrest.
The man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Friday (February 10).
This weeks summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments:
Chinas central bank threatened to shut down bitcoin exchanges
The Peoples Bank of China (PBOC), Chinas central bank, released a statement in its website, where it laid out a warning issued to several bitcoin exchanges in a meeting. Notably, the Peoples Bank of China told exchanges not to take part in money laundering or margin lending, as they may face a dire fate. The bank stated: If the exchanges violated the above requirements, and if the circumstances were serious, the inspection team may ask the relevant departments to close down the exchanges according to law. In the meeting, the bank also addressed a few lesser-known cryptocurrency exchanges.
Several Chinese exchanges imposed bitcoin withdrawal delays.
This week, two major Chinese bitcoin exchanges Beijing-based OKCoin and Huobi announced they were freezing bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals for a month, following pressure from the Peoples Bank of China. Yuan transactions will not be affected, according to the exchanges.
Later on, other Chinese exchanges, including HaoBTC, Yunbi, BTCTrade, and BTC100 announced they would also de delaying bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals, without freezing them. The move came a few days after these exchanges were asked to meet with the Peoples Bank of China. All exchanges involved claimed the decision was an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) move. HaoBTC also claimed it will now charge a 5% fee on all deposits.
Bitcoin to become legal tender in Japan
Last week, DeepDotWeb reported the number of bitcoin-accepting merchants in Japan was expected to quintuple this year. According to Sputnik News, bitcoin may now become legal tender in japan, under strict regulations. Companies who are to legally accept bitcoin will not only need to have at least the equivalent of $100,000 in reserve, but to undergo routine audits by the Japanese National Tax Agency, and to regularly report their activities to the government.
Even though businesses will have to pay around $300,000 to start using bitcoins, there is no guarantee they will get a license. These numbers are so big, some already speculate this will be just like New Yorks BitLicense law, that forced dozens of startups to stop operating.
A bitcoin bank has just opened in Austrian capital Vienna
Australia is currently the hottest place on the planet with the heatwave in SE Australia according to the Climate Reanalyzer site for Saturday 11 February. And last year (2016) was the hottest year on the planet in recorded history, following two previous years which also set the record. As heat temperature records tumbled in south 
John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.
The worlds first dedicated bitcoin bank has opened in the center of the Austrian capital Vienna. It is designed to make buying and selling bitcoin easier and safer than other in-person options. The digital currency outlet is owned and managed by a local Blockchain startup Bit Trust and is named simply Bitcoin-Bank. The ATM machines
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Im continuing my journey to consider some of the basics (beyond meat, eggs, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables) that I will want in my pantry in the event of TEOTWAWKI. Sure, if it is a matter of life and death, we will take what we have and make the most Continue reading
Dear Sad, Silent Prepper, I feel for you, bud. I was on the same road for years, trying to convince the wife that there were several scenarios that we needed to be concerned about and maybe even a few for which we needed to be prepared. My personal journey took Continue reading
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A couple of months ago I attended an event at Melbourne Uni run by privacy advocates from both Sydney and Melbourne. SnitchHunt is game created by privacy expert Gabor Szathmari of CryptoParty Sydney to teach people about the data that is collected from us each time we call, email, text or browse the web.
The event generated a couple of media stories and having spent years educating my son via games before he began studying university courses at twelve, I was very impressed with Gabors game. I was interested to hear that he could not keep the game up throug...
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This week in the Australian parliament Senator Ludlum of the Greens raised the question of whether a tweet from president Trump could send us into war with our biggest trading partner China. While the question seems at first absurd and possibly even a satire, its not. Its a very serious question that deserves debate within Australia as it could have very severe consequences to not only our Australian economy but every Australians future.
The USA is in a very politically unstable position at the moment with many US citizens unhappy with some of the new presidents seemingly impulsive executive orders. One such order is the banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the USA without asking advice from his government departments as to what sort of problems this might cause to US citizens traveling abroad or anyone travelling to the USA for business or even a holiday.
This presidential order and tweets caused chaos at international airports and led to thousands of protesters at airports all over the USA. Even some of the international governments friendly to the USA criticised this action and some of the Muslim majority governments whose citizens were banned have reciprocated by banning US citizens. Fortunately for all the travelers affected, a US Federal Judge blocked the Presidents order until it could be examined in a court of law.
President Trump has also been co...
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT 68-year-old fibreglass swimming pool builder, Glenn Hardman has left his two adult children and wife in the lobby of his local cinema to quickly go and get the car ready, it has been confirmed. Without saying anything about the film they just watched, Glenn whispers Ill meet you in the car park, 
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 active
cannabinoids in cannabis. It accounts for 40 percent of the plant's
extract and widely considered to be one of it's most powerful
constituents that heals cells.
Emergency teams in cardiac and stroke units may one day use CBD's neuroprotective effects to prevent the onset of debilitating symptoms developing from stroke and cardiac arrest.
The reason cannabis is so effective medicinally is directly related to its ability to interact with receptors in the body which inhibit inflammation and prevent disease.
Cannabis does this so well, that few drugs can compete with its level of potency which come essentially with no side effects.
By Dr. Mercola
Cancer is a disease that most people either have personal experience with, or know someone who does.
In this interview, Annie Brandt herself a 16-year cancer survivor and author of "The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure!" shares some of the support detailed in her book, which can give anyone challenged with cancer access to valuable resources.
We first met last year at Dr. Lee Cowden's ACIM Conquering Cancer conference in Orlando. Brandt is also the coordinator of the Answers for Cancer Summit, an international cancer conference that will include many great speakers.
It's scheduled for April 27 through April 29, 2017, in San Diego, California. You can purchase tickets on bestanswerforcancer.org.
From my perspective, a foundational strategy for anyone concerned about cancer is to address your diet. That's my passion, and it got reignited once I understood that cancer is not a genetic, but a metabolic disease, primarily rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction.
In fact, this is the topic of my latest book, "Fat for Fuel," which will be published in May. More information on this will be coming soon.
I think that's the first step. However, for most people, diet alone will not solve the cancer riddle. It will likely prevent it, but may not solve it if you already have cancer. That's where Brandt's resources and The Healing Platform come in. They really are a great collaborative addition to a healthy diet, which I outline in "Fat for Fuel."
Brandt is more than a little familiar with cancer. She was diagnosed with end-stage metastatic cancer in 2001, and was given three months to live. She decided that if that's all she had left, she would die as healthy as possible, "and as close to how God made me as I could," she says.
She refused surgery, high-dose chemo and radiation. Instead, she tried to make her body as strong and healthy as possible, focusing first on detoxification.
"The way the [Best Answer for Cancer] foundation started was I kind of made a promise to myself that if, in fact, I lived doing all these natural healthy things, I would find a way to help people realize there were all of these options. That's why I started the foundation," Brandt says.
"[The foundation is also] trying to protect the rights of patients and doctors to use natural substances."
Best Answer for Cancer Foundation was inaugurated in 2004, and became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2006...
By Dr. Mercola
With many people embracing the gluten-free trend and no-grain lifestyle, vegetarian pastas are becoming all the rage nowadays. This is great because highly processed grain products, like conventional, ready-to-cook pasta and wheat noodles, can drive up your insulin levels, since they convert to sugar in your body.
Youve probably heard of zucchini as a wonderful pasta alternative because of its al dente, noodle-like texture, but did you know that you can use another type of vegetable to satisfy your pasta craving? Get to know more about spaghetti squash, its many health benefits and how to cook it properly.
The Origins of Spaghetti Squash
A popular variety of winter squash, spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a long, oblong-shaped yellow vegetable that can measure anywhere between 8 to 14 inches long. It is named as such simply because when cooked, the flesh (which is pale yellow) separates into thin, spaghetti-like strands. Its also called vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash, vegetable marrow and even squaghetti.
Unlike other squash varieties, which were originally cultivated in the Americas, spaghetti squashs origins can be traced to Asia, specifically China. It eventually made its way to the United States in 1936, and during World War II, Americans planted spaghetti squash in their victory gardens. However, this vegetable only became highly popular in the late 20th century....
Aldous Harding blew many peoples minds with her debut, self-titled LP three years ago. Since then shes been keeping busy with plenty of live shows and more recently, completing the recording of its follow-up, Party. It was recorded by PJ Harveys right-hand man John Parish and the first single is the dramatic Horizon. Its a
by Jelelle Awen, Guest writer, In5D.com Lifting of the veil to remember. the earths magnetic fields are calibrating UP lately in response to energies from the galaxy. All is going up to facilitate our remembrance of WHO we are as multidimensional beings. All is going UP so that we can be fast tracked to remember 
I resonate with the psychiatrists who liken psychotic episodes to Native American vision quests. Vision quests and psychotic episodes create
by Amina Deb, Guest writer, In5D.com There is no arguing the fact that pressures are mounting on multiple levels. We feel it personally in our bodies, we see it out pictured in our families and communities, we experience it in our business contacts and in every aspect of our daily lives. We most certainly see 
Syncing In With The Planetary Alignment To Galactic Core by Nikki Colombo, Editor Contact Online Magazine Those who have awakened will feel this on all different levels, those who have not awakened will find themselves extremely pressurized and unhappy and will be seeking immediate communication with the higher realms and some will not feel 
Published February 12, 2017
PAGE, ARIZONA The owners of the Navajo Generating Station will vote Monday on whether to shut the coal-fired plant down this year or to keep it running through 2019.
The owners are meeting to discuss or consider the future of the plant, said Scott Harelson, spokesman for Salt River Project, the plants operator. Its expected that they will vote to determine whether they will seek to extend the lease and the operations of the plant.
The owners Arizona Public Service Co., Bureau of Reclamation, NV Energy, SRP, and Tucson Electric Power will have a 1 p.m. conference call on Monday to vote on the plants future.
SRP employees and contractors received notification from corporate communications stating that Mike Hummel, deputy general manager for the utility companys resources and finance, provided an update last month about the challenges facing NGS.
The economics of the energy industry are rapidly changing, the notification reads. And record low prices for natural gas mean it has become a viable long-term alternative to coal power in some instances.
SRP employees will be updated as soon as possible with any decision reached on Monday, it continues.
Editors Note: This article was first published in the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
The post Navajo Generating Plants Fate to be Decided Monday appeared first on Native News Online.
Published February 12, 2017
SANTA FE The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as new Trustees of the school:
Ann Marie Downes (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska), served in the U.S. Department of the Interiors assistant secretarys office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). She is the former executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day OConnor College of Law at Arizona State University. Downes served as the deputy assistant secretary for policy and economic development, under Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. In this role, she oversaw the Office of Self-Governance and the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. She was also a part of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. The council established a national policy to ensure that the federal government engages in a government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes in a more coordinated and effective manner. Downes previously served as policy advisor for Tribal Affairs under former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano before joining the Indian Legal Program at ASU. Downes is a licensed attorney in California and earned her JD from the ASU College of Law in 1994.
Charles Galbraith (Navajo Nation), is a member of Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP in Washington DC, focusing his practice on litigation and Native American Affairs. Prior to joining the firm, Galbraith was the White House Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, where he managed the relationship of the White House with 566 Tribal Governments and Native American people. Galbraith also analyzed and for...
Since the air war against the so-called
Islamic State kicked off in August 2014, the United States has
spent just under $11 billion financing it.
According to the most recent Pentagon figures, Statistaa Niall McCarthy reports that the bill for the campaign hit $10.99 billion as of December 31, 2016.
On a daily basis, the cost of operations against the terrorist group averages $12.5 million. Since 2014, the cost of flying operations has reached $4.4 billion while $2.4 billion of munitions have been expended against ISIS targets.
As of January 27, U.S. and coalition warplanes had flown 136,067 sorties to degrade and destroy the terrorist organization.
Tess Lawrence reckons Malcolm Turnbull's "know your place" speech was terrific. read now...
Im sitting here listening to Hawaiian music, and waiting for the third attempt at a call
Published February 11, 2017
WASHINGTON Picking up where he left off on the campaign trial, President Trump on Thursday referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) as Pocahontas during a meeting that had absolutely nothing to do with the president injecting Warren into the conversation.
To the dismay of American Indians, Trump once again used Pocahontas name as an insult towards Sen. Warren.
On Thursday, Trump referenced Warren being silenced by the Republican-led U.S. Senate while she attempted to read a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King, the late widow of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. According to Politico, Trump referred to Warren several times as Pocahontas, the moniker he gave her during his campaign, and told the Democrats he was glad Warren is becoming the face of your party.
Trump feels Warren is vulnerable because she used American Indian heritage on some application forms when seeking employment in academia years ago. It was brought up during her 2012 senate campaign.
Last summer when candidate called Warren Pocahontas one critic of Trump was Irene Bedard, whose voice was heard by millions when she gave voice to Pocahontas character in Disneys 1995 blockbuster animated film, Pocahontas. Bedard is an award-winning actress, who is also known for her roles in Into the West, Tree of Life and Smoke Signals.
To Bedard, the fact Trump uses Warrens claiming of American Indian heritage as a classic misdi...
Despite being the condition for the
possibility of all life itself, food is rarely appreciated for its
by Sayer Ji
Far beyond its conventionally defined role as a source of energy and as building blocks for the body-machine, fascinating new discoveries on the frontiers of science reveal that food is also a powerful source of information.
We are all hardwired to be deeply concerned with food when hungry, an interest which rapidly extinguishes the moment we are satiated.
For more than 40 years the Footscray Community Arts Centre has been the premier community-engaged, contemporary arts space for Melbournes west. In 2016, the centre collaborated with The Peoples Solar to deliver an initiative that incorporated crowd-funding and private and government partnerships, resulting in the installation of a suite of renewable energy infrastructure at the centre. To find out more Des Lawrence spoke with Morgan Brady, Development Coordinator, at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.
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You really did have to laugh at how the entirely left panel on Insiders (how is possible that Andrew Probyn is now on the ABC aka taxpayer payroll is this some kind of joke?) stumbled their way through the explanation of the load shedding that occurred in South Australia last week. (According to shadow minister, Mark Butler, just a hiccup.)
If you read the Guardian, Fairfax or listened to the ABC in the past few days, all their commentators were praying for load shedding to occur in Sydney so they could all go See, nothing to do with renewables. Sadly, for them, load shedding was avoided so that argument is dead for the moment.
You did have to laugh when LaTingle immediately lept to the point that it had nothing to do with renewables but then had to backtrack well, it is complicated (a point made by fellow green traveller, Lenore Taylor, who laughably thinks she is quite the expert on this stuff.)
And what about the suggestion that it was all AEMOs fault because it didnt switch on the gas power plant at Pelican Point? Excuse me, AEMO doesnt run electricity generation and PP didnt bid in because it couldnt supply (an entirely sensible rule). And it is not just a matter of switching it on it takes several hours and there needs to be feeder stock as well.
But the answer of the panel was clear: the supply was not forthcoming because they could make heaps of money by not supplying but pushing up the price. You know it makes sense PP didnt bid because it couldnt supply, but the price was bid up and the plant made money by not supplying. That must be the entire explanation.
And heres a point that the greenies fed Barrie: there have been more peaks in wholesale electricity prices in Queensland than SA this year therefore nothing to do with renewables. Of course, this is just spin.
The peaks generally last a very short time and the key is average electricity prices. Here are the figures for 2017:
South Australia $105.05/MWh
Now if you think last week was bad, just wait until next summer when Hazelwood is shut down taking 20 per cent of baseload from Vict...
How many of you know Jim Carrey, either from his stand-up comedy or from his many successful films, including Dumb and Dumber, Mask, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, or A Series of Unfortunate Events? You might think that anyone as talented as Jim must had a great home background and went to a great school with plenty of money to afford the best of training. Think again.
In his early years at school he describes himself as quiet and having no friends. Yet, he discovered that he could make friends by making people laugh. That was his turning point. But the results werent all positive. One teacher wrote on his report card: Jim finishes his work first and then disrupts the class. At home, he thoroughly enjoyed making faces and mimicking in his mirror.
His ambition showed when he began to think beyond entertaining his fellow students. At age ten he sent his resume to actress/comedienne Carol Burnette, hoping to be discovered.
It wasnt all downhill for Jim. First, he had to work around his learning disability, dyslexia, in order to succeed in school. He did this by developing a phenomenal memory.
Although his dad tended to encourage his craziness, his mom was alarmed and often sent him to his room. No problem just more time to practice in front of the mirror.
Money was another hurdle. His family lived in a rough district with lots of low-rent townhouses. By the tenth grade he was trying to juggle eight-hour night shifts at the factory with school during the day. He was so exhausted that he couldnt understand what his teachers were talking about. He didnt have any friends at school and feared that anyone getting close might find discover his embarrassing poverty. With little learning and no relationships, he felt that school was getting him nowhere. He called it quits at 16.
Can we ever believe what our government tells
us about airport security devices?
Apparently not. First they told us those X-ray scanners (that showed way too many naked body parts) were perfectly safe.
Even the manufacturer of the device, Rapidscan, openly admitted the scanners had not been adequately tested. The truth was later revealed that the safety tests turned out to be totally rigged, as reported by Natural News.
With fabricated results, the technology was quickly rushed into every airport worldwide. No one listened to what the scientists in the field of radiation were trying to tell them its not safe.
Much of it may be mind blowing to some. Each one talks from their own unique perspective. Just remember, not all of this may resonate with everyone. My viewpoint is, Take the best, leave the rest.
Published on Feb 11, 2017
On GoldFish Report No. 77 , our Drain the Swamp- Week 4 POTUS Review with Kent Dunn discusses the the Executive Orders that will lead to A New Era of Justice according to POTUS that includes Child Trafficking, Drug and other crime cartels, and other EO developments. From the mass arrests to the fallout of the 9th Circuit Courts decision on the Visa Ban to the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and developments in the China-USA-Japan relationship. Also POTUS announcement of the Global Currency Revaluation, security breach in Yemen and other actions the Trump cabinet are taking to Drain the Swamp and much more.
12 February, 2016. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Known locally as the first man convicted under the Diamantina Shires new anti-cottaging laws, Johnny Sampson has lashed out at the suggestion that his late model Suzuki Swift is a girls car. In addition to that gender-specific jibe, the 27-year-old barber has let it be 
Australian Survival and Preppers..: Firearms Inspections By Police in your Home. Your ...: I don't know about you, but my experience with police officers coming into my house for the purpose of inspecting my firearms &...
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Me get em by Mary W Maxwell, LLB There is no question in my mind that the persons who have been doing terrible things to the human race need to be stopped. I myself would not care how that gets accomplished by punishment, by pensioning them off, by welcoming them back into the fold 
The venom in your voice still makes my face flush. A lump swells in my throat, and though I will fight them, hot tears will roll down my cheeks to be brushed away by my shaking hands.
I used to beg for forgiveness, and apologize for things I didnt doanything to stop the shouting. That girl is long gone.
Ive labored toward my healing, shedding skins of lies you wrapped me in to keep me weak in my own self-hatred. Ive cut away any evidence of the marks you made on me. Ive grown stronger with each day weve spent apart.
Still, listening to your raised voice spewing hateful words in my direction shows me that the tissue beneath my scars is still tender. If I allow you to poke at my wounds, I may begin bleeding again.
You werent the first to hurt me. I swear Ive carried these wounds since the day I was born. Each cut a little deeper than the one before it. Just when I think Ive stitched myself back together, you appear again to show me where Im still broken.
You. Angry, bitter you. Youre the only one who can illuminate the nastiness that still lives somewhere inside me.
I remember a time when rage consumed my days. I was angry at the whole world. I was angry with myself. My temper showed up for occasions so trivial, its embarrassing. That was a long time ago. I havent seen that angry girl in years.
But, just a few minutes of dancing that same old dance with you brings her right back.
I didnt cower or back down this time. I bit back at you. I followed you all the way down to your level for a moment, where I became someone Ive never wanted to be.
You are the only person on this earth who can bring out that ugly, angry, resentful piece of me from years gone by. For this, I am truly grateful.
Im grateful because, without the mirror that you are, I might not see where the pain still lives inside me.
Without you, I might not see the sorrow that remains under the surface of my scars.
Without you, I might think that my work is done.
Though I wish there were another way, dancing this old, painful dance with you teaches me something no one else can.
In those brief, screaming moments of rageI realized that to forgive you would mean accepting an apology youve never spoken. To forgive you now would mean forgetting how my soul atrophied while in your care. Forgiving you now.....
I assure you that voyaging into the darkness of depression is not a choice. No one decides to go in and set up residence there. I stumbled in quite accidentally at the age of
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