Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The View

English: Mount Warning's view in australia (Ne...English: Mount Warning's view in australia (New South Wales) from the clarrie hall dam. Picture taken in the morning. Français : Mont Warning vu du barrage de Clarrie hall en australie dans la nouvelle-galles du sud. Photo prise le matin par temps clair. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The view from Sublime Point look out ...English: The view from Sublime Point look out over looking the towns of Thirroul and Wollongong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A panoramic view of the Jamison Valle...English: A panoramic view of the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. Taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens as a 3 segment exposure blended panorama. Français : Vue panoramique de la vallée de Jamison, dans les Montagnes bleues, en Nouvelle Galles du Sud (Australie). Image obtenue en assemblant trois clichés pris avec un appareil Canon 5D équipé d'un objectif 24-105mm f/4L IS. 中文: 澳大利亚新南威尔士州,蓝山上眺望贾米森峡谷。由Canon 5D配合24-105mm f/4L IS镜头拍摄,三张拼接而成。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A New Kind Of Human's photo.

Is this going too far?
Is this really a public health program or an industry serving itself, having a nice day out and perving on the girls and boys, groping a few bodies and collecting some nice convictions for the quota?

Intimidation and intrusion... Have NSW Police gone too far?
If you have to ask ... you have no sense of responsible policing.

 Irish Refugee Council's photo.
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Once upon a time,in America,there was an Anti Monopoly Act. Things have changed a bit.

If you were wondering how banks got "too big to fail," here's a good start. This chart shows us how 37 banks became just 4 in only 2 decades.
Simple Organic Life's photo.

This is the way one father told his pediatrician 'No' to vaccines

 Union Thugs's photo.
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Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah introduced a measure on Jan. 6 that would limit bills in Congress to one...
 CBC News: The National's video.


CBC News: The Nationa
To mark Black History Month, the CBC's Asha Tomlinson tells the remarkable story of Viola Desmond, who stood up to racism in Nova Scotia 70 years ago.
After five years of fighting to clear his name — having been smeared relentlessly yet charged with no crime — Assange is closer to justice and vindication, and perhaps freedom, than at any time since he was arrested and held in London under a European Extradition Warrant, itself now discredited by Parliament.


The law will allow local governments to sell public water systems without a public referendum, as had been previously required


Two Pennsylvanian children will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement

"There are 17 cities in Pennsylvania where 10 percent of children tested positive for lead exposure"

By Sarah Frostenson for Vox - The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, was a surprise, an emergency that occurred after the city switched to a new, cheaper…

21WIRE | ISIS is rapidly losing ground and being pushed back to the Turkish border.

Brenden Casey's photo.
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Chinese investors smuggled out millions in embezzled cash, hot money or perfectly legal funds, bypassing the $50,000/year limit in legal capital outflows.They make "all cash" purchases, usually sight unseen, using third parties intermediaries to preserve their anonymity, or directly in person, in cities like Vancouver, New York, London or San Francisco.The house becomes a new "Swiss bank account", providing the promise of an anonymous store of value and retaining the cash equivalent value of the original capital outflow.Then the owners disappear, never to be heard from or seen again....

Five years ago, in July of 2011, the house at 4182 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver in sold for $4.6 million. It now rests vacant, abandoned and rotting.

Ravyn Odinson via BBC News
With no official apple store in my city, all we have is 3rd party repairmen.... if apple is pulling this "Dick Move" on loyal customers. Completely Locking out their iPhones simply because they needed them repaired and had no access to an actual apple store... I just have one thing to say, I'm glad I switched to Samsung years ago. This is a major slap in the face to anyone who uses apple products.
Bad Form Apple... very, very bad form.

Congress is poised to give a foreign mining company 2,400 acres of national forest in Arizona that is cherished ancestral homeland to Apache natives. Controversially, the measure is attached to annual legislation that funds the US Defense Department.
 Someone is paying attention

If this amendment passed, the burden of maintaining these lands would then fall…

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States.

BREAKING NEWS! The UN just issued another report calling out the American ‪#‎PoliceState‬ for ‪#‎PoliceBrutality‬, racism and the "school-to-prison pipeline" th...
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Police brutality and racism has gotten so bad in the United States that the United Nations is stepping in, once again to call out the nation. The UN Working Group…

I slept in the back of my pickup one night years ago - a bed of straw for dogs...including 6 pups that snuggled up along my back. Memories.

Residents in an Arlington, Texas neighborhood were shocked to see police in a six-hour-long standoff recently. For six long hours, police evacuated the neighborhood, warning residents of a massive SWAT

When Joel Barajas showed up to work at the office last Friday, he was alone. That's because he was the only Crystal City council member who hadn't been arrested, facing felony charges. Officials in the Texas city had all been arrested…
Hillary plans to convince people to accept GMOs?

According to the former Secretary of State, you gain public approval of GMO…


This is good. Conditions in the strait can be suddenly...um...inhospitable for tanker survival. Makes about as much sense as these nuclear installations.

A Japanese volcanic eruption has fired ash nearly 2km into the sky and sent molten lava flowing down its slopes. The Sakurajima volcano lies 50 km from the Sendai nuclear plant but the authorities said there was no risk. The facility reopened this year after a shutdown following the earthquake which…

you think this was accidental ?  or Fukushima ?   http://www.payvand.com/news/04/dec/1186.html

Iran is now only accepting Euros for Oil just like Sadd

Occupy Portland
As many as 825,000 Walmart employees live on less than $25,000 a year. That means over two thirds of all Walmart employees are making LESS than a livable wage!! ‪#‎fuckwalmart‬

The Other 98%'s photo.
It is time to radically rethink college...

Students chase degree after degree, adding crushing debt, as jobs vanish. It is time to radically rethink college


braggadocio, and illusory triumphalism — good for the nation’s self-esteem, perhaps, but not good for handling reality.” The United States naively divorces military force from the violent, complicated nature of conflict — effectively sweeping away the human costs and fog of war. But there is nothing easy or neat about wars. This is a fact — indisputable, unchangeable, and wholly unforgiving. Victory is a fickle mistress, here for moment and gone the next. Thus, if the United States continues to be enamored by the myth of the easy war, the country will only fuel its cycle of feckless wars, devoid of any connection to reality. The myth of the easy war only promises more Iraqs, more Afghanistans, more Libyas, more Syrias."

As the premier military power since the Cold War, the United States, like hegemonic powers of the past, is held captive by the dangerous myth of the “easy
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The NFL reportedly accepted millions of dollars...

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It would seem like a contradiction in terms to reference yourself as “The Commander In Chief” while actually betraying those