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Beijing Workers still Holding U.S. Boss Over Pay



NTDTV·Published on Jun 26, 2013

U.S. executive Chip Starnes enters his sixth day of captivity over a pay dispute at a Beijing factory.

Full Story:

A U.S. businessman being held captive by disgruntled workers at this factory on the outskirts of Beijing says he is hopeful the row will be resolved soon. Chip Starnes, president of the Florida-based Specialty Medical Supplies, has been held since Friday in a dispute over pay. The 42-year-old said that he has not been physically harmed, but that workers are trying to intimidate him.

According to Starnes, about 100 employees are demanding severance packages following rumors he was shutting the plant down. Starnes said he moved part of the production line to India due to rising costs in China, but that no more layoffs were planned. In a brief meeting with reporters, he said he was confident the dispute would be solved soon.

{Chip Starnes, Co-Owner of Coral Springs}:
"So you know some things happen, some rumors happen, and I think a little flexibility on both sides will fix all that."

But one Chinese official told reporters that there had not been any progress in negotiations so far. He added that Starnes had not paid salaries for two months, prompting fears the plant would shutter without fairly compensating workers.

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Cyanide & Happiness - Repulsel

Who's Your Favourite?



- He should be ashamed of himself for lying to a kid about giving them a pony!

Snowden To China Paper: US Hacking Millions of Text Messages

Source: Common Dreams

"There’s far more than this."

Published on Saturday, June 22, 2013 by Common Dreams
- Common Dreams staff



A banner supporting Edward Snowden is displayed at Central, Hong Kong's
business district on June 19, 2013. Photo: AP


The US is hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to gather data from millions of text messages, whistleblower Edward Snowden told the South China Morning Post in a report published in China Saturday. And Snowden claims he has the evidence to prove it.

National Security Agency (NSA) spies have also been hacking China's prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing and Asia Pacific fiber-optic network operator Pacnet, the South China Morning Post quoted Snowden.

Snowden has been charged with espionage by the Obama administration after revealing the US governments massive data and phone spying program.

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/22-0



- I finally understand what he meant......

“Stupidity was as necessary as intelligence, and as difficult to attain. For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself.”
~George Orwell, 1984

Do You Have A FaceBook?

It gets real interesting around the 1:50 mark. By popular request:




- When I first posted this vid back in the D2 days of 2006 or 2007, I realized where this was heading. Turned out I was wrong. It's even worse than I thought.....

"To fight the empire is to be infected by its derangement. Whoever defeats part of the empire becomes the empire; it proliferates like a virus... thereby it becomes its enemies." ~Philip K. Dick

Mindwalk (Must See) A Film for Passionate Thinkers



MsMilkytheclown1·Published on Jun 16, 2013

A Very thought provoking movie. Fantastic (in my humble opinion). Link to full video HERE: http://tinyurl.com/khd6dbg

If you have 1 hour 48 minutes to spare and want to watch a Great film, be sure to catch this one! It's about the interconnectedness of everything, from a subatomic level to a universal level. I liken it to the movie What the Bleep Do We Know?, except better. Based on the book "Turning Point". A film for passionate thinkers.

A politician from the USA visits his poet friend while in France. They walk through a medieval island discussing their philosophies of life when they happen upon a woman named Sonja, who is a scientist in recluse, she then joins in their conversation. The two men listen to this brilliant woman's ideas and discuss how her ideas can work in their own political and poet lives.

Starring Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston and John Heard. 112 Min. First time on DVD.
http://www.findraredvds.com/mindwalk-19911991.html

Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye) http://tinyurl.com/ykp35v3
Lyrics:

{deGrasse Tyson}
We are all connected;
To each other, biologically
To the earth, chemically
To the rest of the universe atomically

{Feynman}
I think nature's imagination
Is so much greater than man's
She's never going to let us relax

{Sagan}
We live in an in-between universe
Where things change all right
But according to patterns, rules,
Or as we call them, laws of nature

{Nye}
I'm this guy standing on a planet
Really I'm just a speck
Compared with a star, the planet is just another speck
To think about all of this
To think about the vast emptiness of space
There's billions and billions of stars
Billions and billions of specks

{Sagan}
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it
But the way those atoms are put together
The cosmos is also within us
We're made of star stuff
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

Across the sea of space
The stars are other suns
We have traveled this way before
And there is much to be learned

I find it elevating and exhilarating
To discover that we live in a universe
Which permits the evolution of molecular machines
As intricate and subtle as we

{deGrasse Tyson}
I know that the molecules in my body are traceable
To phenomena in the cosmos
That makes me want to grab people in the street
And say, have you heard this??

(Richard Feynman on hand drums and chanting)

{Feynman}
There's this tremendous mess
Of waves all over in space
Which is the light bouncing around the room
And going from one thing to the other

And it's all really there
But you gotta stop and think about it
About the complexity to really get the pleasure
And it's all really there
The inconceivable nature of nature


- ''Omnia sint unum.''

Operation Junkyard: US scraps 'tons' of equipment as Afghan exit looms



RussiaToday·Published on Jun 21, 2013

As the U.S. army rushes to complete its pull-out from Afghanistan, parts of the country are already turning into huge junkyards. The Pentagon is destroying U.S. vehicles and other military equipment, despite the war already having cost American tax payers more than 630 billion dollars. RT's Gayane Chichakyan investigates, RT is also joined by author and activist David Swanson. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/dwtr3z

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Leaked: UK spy agency has access to global communications, shares info with NSA



RussiaToday·Published on Jun 21, 2013

The British spy agency GCHQ has access to the global network of communications, storing calls, Facebook posts and internet histories -- and shares this data with the NSA, Edward Snowden has revealed to the Guardian in a new leak - READ MORE http://on.rt.com/2q19nv

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- Isn't it ironic that the National ''Security'' Agency makes everyone feel the exact opposite?



“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.” ~George Orwell, 1984

POLICE SIT DOWN IN RESPECT TO PROTEST DEMONSTRATION

PM SENTA NO CHÃO EM RESPEITO A MANIFESTAÇÃO PROTESTO SP



Atalla Said Said·Published on Jun 18, 2013

Policiais Militares do estado de São Paulo sentam no chão juntos com os manifestantes no dia 17/06/2013.
BRASIL ACIMA DE TUDO!
O POVO UNIDO JAMAIS SERÁ VENCIDO!

Google translation:
Military Police of São Paulo sit on the floor together with protesters on 17/06/2013.
BRAZIL ABOVE ALL!
THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE LOSER!

The Wife Knows Everything To Win!



- I love the classics, what can I say???
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