Venezuela: Protests against Maduro
This happened today in Venezuela, in a peaceful protest carried out by college students in various cities across the country.
The demonstration was met with violence from the Venezuelan Armed Forces, the Government Police and armed groups. Two students were killed by gunshots, and many other were injured.
The media completely ignored the violent response towards the students, because all of our national TV channels are under control of the government.
Our own government is killing us, either with hunger or violence. Please, reblog. We need help in Venezuela!
My last two giveaways have been overwhelming successes, and because I’m near my milestone of 10,000 followers, I figured I’d do it all again!
The prizes this time are as follows:
- The One Ring
- Replica of Thorin’s Key & Map
- The Evenstar Pendant
- Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
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So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):
- This is a follower appreciation giveaway, so you must be following me!
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The giveaway ends March 1st, 2014! I will select the winner via random number generator.
My last two giveaway winners were located in the UK and the US. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world!
Thanks for following, and good luck!
A federal appeals court ruled that the FCC can no longer enforce which websites Verizon and all other broadband providers can favor, limit access to, or outright block — even if it’s to prop up a service or website of their own.
This is not a binary political issue. It is not a Republican or Democrat issue.
This is naked corporate greed. It is a bunch of companies who want to control the largest free information platform in the world.
There is nothing good that an individual can derive from this decision. Nothing.
Before someone tells you otherwise, Internet service providers’ backs were not against the wall in any way. “Bandwidth congestion” is not real. It costs just as much money, if not more money, to cap the data flowing through your broadband connection as it does to serve it to you. Data caps are solely a money-making construct.
Average connection speeds in South Korea are twice as fast as those in the United States. That gap will grow even wider now. This ruling is anti-competitive for American business on a global level.
Tech giants Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Yahoo have come out against rulings like this in the past. Instead, the decision favors companies with access to pipelines, like Comcast. It will help them use the Internet as a marketing tool for its other ventures, like NBC Universal.
Lol this is so true XD
1.) The Bible (eBook) - “to learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.”
2.) The System of the World by Isaac Newton (eBook) – “to learn that the universe is a knowable place.”
I’ve got a few more books to read now lol
With each new story we hear of the NSA’s spying program, things get a little bit crazier—a little more Hollywood, and a lot more galling.
From planting agents in video games like World of Warcraft to a spy satellite adorned with a world-devouring, tentacled octopus (pictured above) the NSA has shown time and again that it’s willing to go to just about any length to gather intelligence on both domestic and foreign citizens.
The latter isn’t problematic beyond diplomatic tension. Spy agencies are, by design, bankrolled to spy on allies and enemies abroad. When it comes to domestic spying, however, we run into problems.
The latest report, this time via Der Spiegel and based on internal NSA documents, reveals that the NSA, in conjunction with the CIA and FBI, has begun intercepting laptops purchased online in order to install (quite literal) spyware and even hardware on the machines. The NSA terms this “interdiction.” Agents divert shipments to secret warehouses, carefully open the packages, install the software and/or hardware, and send them on their way.
And still not much has been done to stop them…
One Saturday in November, Kaveh Kamooneh drove his Nissan Leaf to Chamblee Middle School, where his 11-year-old son was playing tennis.
Kamooneh had taken the liberty of charging the electric car with an exterior outlet at the school. Within minutes of plugging in the car, he says a Chamblee police officer appeared.
"He said that he was going to charge me with theft by taking because I was taking power, electricity from the school," Kamooneh said.
Kamooneh says he had charged his car for 20 minutes, drawing about a nickel’s worth of juice. Don Francis of Clean Cities Atlanta, an electric vehicle advocacy group, says the estimate of 5 cents is accurate.
Sgt. Ford says the officer should have arrested Kamooneh on the spot. But he didn’t. Instead, the officer filed a police report. Then 11 days passed, and two deputies showed up at his house in Decatur.
"They arrested me here at about eight o’clock at night," Kamooneh said.
Ford said he sought the arrest warrant after determining that school officials hadn’t given Kamooneh permission to plug in his car. Ford said Chamblee Police did so without asking school officials if they wanted to prosecute the alleged theft of electricity. A DeKalb Schools spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Records show Kamooneh spent more than 15 hours in the DeKalb County Jail for plugging his car into a school’s electrical outlet.
This is more proof that when u steal, steal big. Also if you follow this line of reasoning, every everyone who plugs anything into school outlets besides materials owned by the school are stealing.
Republicans made a fake Obamacare site that tries to trick Californians with GOP talking points.
I posted a story about this yesterday, but it didn’t get many re-blogs, this story needs a lot more attention.
I believe that our politicians should be jailed for intentional spreading misinformation.
FBI interrogated man after comment about American “Police State” on Facebook Man’s fears are confirmed when the FBI wanted to interrogate him within hours of making an impassioned comment
Thanks for proving it is a police state.
Boy dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan
BBC: A 15-year-old herder, who appears to have been bitten by a flea, has died in Kyrgyzstan of the bubonic plague. Officials say it’s the first case in the country in 30 years.
Authorities have quarantined more than 100 people. Bubonic plague is rare in present times, though it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages.
Everyone needs to be on the lookout! There’s been critters found on the west coast with it.