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Michael Hastings Cremated Against Family’s Wishes, Deepening Mystery Of Journalist’s Death

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 21:54 by Paul Jay in category: News

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Michael Hastings was hastily cremated against the wishes of his family, adding to the mystery surrounding the June 18 death of the Rolling Stone journalist.Hastings died in a fiery early morning car crash, one that a growing number of conspiracy theorists say doesn’t add up. Before his death Hastings was reportedly working on an expose on the CIA and just hours before his death he wrote an email to close friends saying he believed he was under FBI investigation and fearful.This week, Hastings’ friend SSgt. Joe Biggs said authorities cremated Hastings without permission from the family. Reports said that Hastings was so badly burned in the crash that it took days for a positive identification.


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Two 7-Year-Old Boys, Two Dramatically Different News Stories

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 17:00 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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Leontine G. sent in a troubling example of the framing of children’s deviance, and their own complicity in this framing. She included two links: one to a “Today” show story about a 7-year-old boy who took his family’s car on a joyride and got caught by police, and one to a CNN story about a 7-year-old boy who took his family’s car on a joyride and got caught by police. Different 7-year-olds. One white, one black.


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Family mistakenly locked out of home even though mortgage payments current

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 16:40 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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Michael, who is father of three and husband, asked RTV6 not publish his last name.

His family has lived at 11889 Esty Way for 10 years until April, when they decided to move to a bigger home and rent out their townhouse.

Michael found a tenant, but he was forced to refund the money when their townhouse was locked and the utilities were turned off.

“Our lender changed the locks on us,” Michael said.

A notice was left on the Esty Way townhouse from Safeguard Properties , a company that works with mortgage lenders in securing homes being returned to the banks.

Safeguard’s posting alerted the family that, “all persons entering this property (must) provide an explanation of their visit, sign and date the form.”

Michael was locked out, even though his bank statements show he is current with his mortgage and his loan doesn’t mature until 2033.

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“The woman told me — this is something that I will never forget, honestly — she told me that they were the mortgage company, and if they wanted to change your locks, they could,” Davis said.


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  1. And if you have money deposited in that bank, you can change their locks too.

WikiLeaks Founder Assange to Run for Australian Senate

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 16:15 by John Sinteur in category: News

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SYDNEY, Australia — Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, formally inaugurated a new political party bearing the name of his antisecrecy organization on Thursday and declared his own unorthodox candidacy for a seat in the Australian Senate in national elections to be held later this year.


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Forget Everything You Learned In Economics. You Were Totally Lied To.

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 16:07 by Paul Jay in category: News


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  1. The syrup at the end is a bit much. But it is very nice to hear someone (relatively) prominent finally getting angry about this stuff.

    Not unrelated – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mHEjF1bfQI

  2. The bad news is that the human race is doomed to fail and we will take down a lot of the life on earth with us, the good news is that life on earth with continue without us for millions and millions of years to come.
    Long live the earth!

  3. As much as I agree that the way the economy works today is awful, and that as a society we have deep running issues that need to be addressed, this video is terrible…the arguments are emotional and not rational, by his definition math is not a science…this is as much propaganda as videos supporting the other side. And as such, it is useless beside making us feel good about the fact that we’re the good guys.

  4. Alan, I disagree. Putting Economics on pare with math is just BS. You may not like the emotional appeal, but it’s real. We can’t live without clean air and water, the value of these supersedes the value of money. You can’t eat money when you’re starving.

  5. Furthermore,I’ve never seen mathematics politicized like economics. Proof that it’s pseudoscience.

  6. Mathematics is a tool; the problem with economics is that the limitation of the system under consideration is basically the same as in Victorian England.

    Pandering to already rich people – which is what some economists have been doing – is a way to get a job at a think tank or university.

Royal Crier Tony Appleton: ‘I Just Crashed The Party’ For Royal Baby Birth

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 16:03 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Amid the chaos that was the royal baby birth announcement, one tradition maintained itself. But not because it was invited.

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“I was not invited, I just crashed the party,” he told Yahoo. “I got out of my cab and I stood in front of the steps, because I didn’t think I would be allowed on them, and did my bit. It was great. It was a great atmosphere, it’s like the Olympics.”

Appleton said a journalist from the Times wrote down what he had to say to be sure it went according to tradition as the royal crier.

But though he has been the royal town crier for 25 years, he’s still shocked to see his face on newspapers and websites worldwide. “I can’t believe it, I’ve opened up the newspapers and my face is all over them,” he said.


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  1. I think irreverence for royalty is healthy. 🙂

  2. @Rob: I agree. Just because they have a constitutional role in my country (and I swore an oath to defend Her Majesty, Her heirs, and successors) doesn’t mean I admire them.

Street Fighter II “Best of Church Edition” Starring Benny Hinn

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 15:48 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


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THE PORN MINISTER | Letter to David Cameron | Dan Bull

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 15:36 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. That was quick! 🙂

Spain Train CRASH Near Santiago De Compostela | Accidente Tren en España

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 14:41 by John Sinteur in category: News


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The Innovation of Loneliness

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 13:18 by Paul Jay in category: News


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Made on Earth

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 12:06 by Paul Jay in category: News


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Today’s Vote on NSA Spying Is Vital, Whether It Succeeds or Not

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 9:49 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Do you know what your Congressional representative thinks about NSA spying?

You’re about to find out.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote as soon as today on an amendment that would block the NSA’s ability to collect records about every phone call made in the U.S. — a significant, potentially history-altering effort to rein in the surveillance state built in secret by the executive branch. Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican, is the congressman pushing the effort, which would be considered as part of a larger bill by the Senate if it passes. He says he is optimistic.

And here is the roll-call. Find out if your representative values your freedom.


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  1. Not Surprise. To me the counts underscore that their is no real difference in the parties. Alles Varkens

Virgin Airlines

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 9:45 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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Art as Alternative Investment Creates Storage Business Tax Haven

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 9:32 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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Anyone hoping to get into the walk-in lock boxes of this very special Swiss tax haven must first surmount a number of hurdles. At the first door, an employee has to type the right combination of numbers into a small screen. The next hurdle is a large steel barrier that has to be rotated counter-clockwise until it snaps into place, followed by a heavy steel door that resembles a submarine bulkhead. Behind it is a drab corridor with doors on both sides. Only the renters have keys to these doors.

The employee of Geneva Free Ports & Warehouses Ltd. remains discreetly in the background while the owners of the locked-up treasures count their gold bars or examine their collection of paintings being stored in the warehouse.

The Nahmad dynasty of art dealers reportedly has 300 Picassos in storage in Geneva. Countless Degas, Monets and Rothkos are also stored on the inhospitable premises. The estimated value of the works is in the billions. Hardly any museum can boast such a valuable collection.

Those who use the warehouse are genuinely wealthy. According to the Capgemini World Wealth Report, there were 12 million millionaires in the world last year, with combined assets of $46.2 trillion (€35 trillion), or 10 percent more than in the previous year.


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Taylor Swift meet and greet competition is cancelled because ‘creepy old guy’ was due to win

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 9:10 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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A competition offering the chance to have a picture taken with Taylor Swift backstage at one of her concerts has been cancelled because online communities 4chan and Reddit conspired to ensure a “fat old guy” named Charles would win.

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This isn’t the first time an online competition involving Taylor Swift has been hijacked by trolls. Last year, a competition offering a school a chance to have Swift come and perform was won by a school for the deaf, thanks to 4chan.

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Charles: I thought it would be great to meet Taylor Swift, so I told my friends, and my friends told everybody. This became the weirdest possible game of telephone. “I want to meet Taylor Swift!” turned into “What’s that? You’re a fat, old maniac and want to smell Taylor Swift’s hair?” I never asked anyone to do anything other than vote for me. My friends took it and ran with it. I’m not entirely sure what a “4chan” even is. I entered the contest and my friends liked it and started to share it with their friends and it blew up from there. I guess the sorcerers of the Internet adopted me. I’m still not sure what happened, other than that I won, and everyone that helped was awesome. But to answer your question, no, I had no idea. I don’t know who did what.


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Brazilian people against the costs of Pope’s Visit

Posted on July 25th, 2013 at 8:55 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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On this Monday, 22 July, Brazilian police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Rio de Janeiro rallying against the vast amount of public funds spent on Pope Francis’ visit to the country. Read more: The Guardian.

The demonstration was held on Monday near the Rio state governor’s palace after a meeting there between the pope and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. One photographer suffered a head injury after being clubbed by a riot police officer and at least five protesters were arrested, included two jornalists from the media known as “ninja media” – a group of activists who use handheld cameras to publicize videos with the truth of the protests in Brazil on the Internet about the cop violence and corruption in government.

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“I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing given to me: Jesus Christ.”

There you have it, Brazil, you really have to pay for this visit, the Pope has no silver or gold. In fact, the Vatican is notoriously poor, due to their long-standing reluctance to horde wealth, their lack of interest in earthly treasure, and their long-standing tradition of dispersing any property they acquire to the poor. So you’d better all stop your protests for more bread and less circus.


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