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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Net Neutrality




Last Week Tonight with John Oliver·Published on Jun 1, 2014

Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it.
John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC.


- And some people call us fake liberals. I KNOW who's the fake.

Thanks, Obama.

WIPP probe: Emails raise new questions

Albuquerque Journal
By Lauren Villagran / Journal Staff Writer - Las Cruces Bureau
UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:49 am
PUBLISHED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:05 am


This container of radioactive waste from Los Alamos has been photographed in
underground storage at WIPP with its lid unsealed and apparent heat discoloration.
(Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy)
Copyright © 2014 Albuquerque Journal


The chemical reaction that shut down the nation’s main nuclear waste disposal plant may have been caused by allowing materials, which most chemists know are not compatible, to be mixed.

The New Mexico Environment Department has made public online internal Los Alamos National Laboratory emails showing Los Alamos approved products to be used in the drums that some experts say contain ingredients widely known to cause a heat reaction when combined with the drums’ other contents.

The emails are not about the switch from inorganic to organic cat litter – a top theory of what caused the hot reaction at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. These emails pertain to other organic materials approved for use in the drums.

Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn said the department is looking at how decisions were made on changes in the contents of the drums. “This issue is one that we are pushing for answers on,” he said.

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- Whenever you hear weasel words that include phrases like: ''some experts'' -- you know lawyers are somewhere close at hand trying to create a reasonable doubt......

China's Executing One of Its Richest Men | China Uncensored



China Uncensored·Published on May 30, 2014

Why would China be executing one of its richest billionaires? Well, that's because he was also charged with murder, fraud, extortion, gun-running, illegal detention and running a 'mafia-like' gang. Liu Han is one serious bad dude, but that's not why he's being executed. He's been given a death sentence because he found himself on the wrong side in a battle for power within the Chinese Communist Party, one between Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and Liu Han's political patron Zhou Yongkang.


- So if you're scoring at home, that's another one. Boy, in China the don't throw you under the bus, they throw you ''in the bus.'' But one thing is perfectly clear, if you're planning a trip to China you'd better make sure you're getting on the right bus!

Royal Nightmare: Saudi princesses locked up by father suffer from hunger & isolation



RT · Published on May 30, 2014

Living in a royal palace may sound like a dream for many - but for the four Saudi princesses it turned into a nightmare. They have been living in isolation for 13 years after falling out of favour with their father, King Abdullah. RT has again spoken to the women.


- Maybe they can start a Twitterpic campaign thing: ''Bring the King's girls home.''


''I do not believe in hell-fire and brimstone; but in moments like this I regret my unbelief. Nay, in moments like this I almost do believe. Surely there must be a hell, for in no less place could it be possible for you to receive punishment adequate to your crimes. So long as you exist, there is a vital need for hell-fire in the Cosmos."

Jack London, The Iron Heel

'Very bad news for dollar': Bucks slipping as world's reserve currency



RT · Published on May 28, 2014

The biggest energy deal in history could be the catalyst that leads to the greenback losing its place as the world's reserve currency. That's the opinion of a range of economists commenting on Russia and China's 400 billion dollar natural gas agreement. James G. Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital, joins RT to discuss this issue.


- If this inflation thing catches, the CEOs will have to get raises. They're the job creators, right? So, win-win. Like always.....

Here's what I don't understand.....

...why did anyone ever think they stopped?

- K&R





They kept trying to tell us. Ike. Then JFK. And Senators Frank Church and Daniel Inouye. Then the revelations seemed to just stop. Maybe they were in control now. It all sounds so absurd, doesn't it? No one wants to even consider it. And if you repeat it, you're just another crazy CT.

That's the beauty of it. TPTB have created a self-correcting system of oversight integrity which relies principally upon its victims to protect its existence through their own ignorance and incredulity. And through the constant use of ridicule against those able to see things more objectively and realistically, they maintain a consistent hard outer shell made of incredulous, unknowing people.

Because it is understood in our society that being accused of being stupid is the one thing an truly ignorant person hates to be accused of the most.



Robo Friend: New Robotic System Helps Elderly At Home



Barcroft TV · Published on May 26, 2014

A new EU funded project has developed a robotic home help which could revolutionise the way the elderly are cared for in the future. Developed by @giraffplus, the GiraffPlus system uses wearable devices and sensors throughout the home to help keep track of 94-year-old Lea Ralli's blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen levels. Grandmother Ralli is able to live independently with the assistance of the machine which allows her to communicate with her family and friends, while enabling medical professionals to monitor her health and well being. Backed by €3-million of EU funding, the project is expected to come out of the development phase and go into commercial production by the end of 2015.

Footage: Europics
Producer: Mark Hodge
Editor: Joshua Douglas


- No matter if it's SexBots you want to massage your libido, or ElderBots who massage your arthritis and take your temperature, Skynet's got you covered.


''When you want algorithms that care, you need CyberDyne.''

Why Uruguay's President is the Most Bad-Ass Leader in the World | Heroes and Villains



breakingtheset · Published on May 24, 2014

Abby Martin applauds Uruguay's President, Jose Mujica, for his decision to give up his presidential mansion to 100 Syrian refugee children, accept Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country and reject the war on drugs.


A small correction if I may: Cannabis (marijuana) is not a drug. A drug is something that is man-made. Cannabis has been around longer than homo sapiens. It is our endocannabinoid system that we inherited from ancient animals of prehistory at a time when Mother Nature was still putting things where they belonged. The plants (like cannabis and hemp) inherited cannabinoids as well. Echinacea flowers have it. It's in mother's milk. And in foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which can convert to anandamide just one of the types of endocannabinoids that have been discovered. These cannabinoids tell cells whose watches have stopped (cancer cells) that they need to clock out. Cannabinoids have neurotransmitter capacities to help heal physical damage to nerves, and to better regulate pancreatic cells to stabilize insulin-resistance.

- We are just at the very start of a ''new beginning'' of discovery of all this one plant can do.


Cannabis Tincture
http://antiquecannabisbook.com/chap4/Tincture.htm

Before 1937 over 280 cannabis manufacturers in US
http://antiquecannabisbook.com/Appendix/MfgIndex.htm

United States Pharmacopeia
http://antiquecannabisbook.com/Appendix/AppendixC.htm

Local Druggist's Cannabis Drawers




Park Davis & Company Cannabis Ad


Park Davis & Company Canned Pressed Herbs (Cannabis Ad)




1 In 5 People Would Have Sex With A Robot



The Young Turks · Published on May 25, 2014

"A new survey has found that one in five U.K.-dwellers would be willing to have sex with robots.

46% of those surveyed admitting that they'd either get under the covers with a sexbot or not judge those who choose to, that's a fair proportion of people prepared to embrace getting dirty with droids. This isn't a uniquely U.K. trend, though: Sex between live humans has been steadily sloping downwards in numerous countries around the world, including Japan, where nearly half of women aged 16-24 are "not interested in or despise sexual contact." And this isn't just a problem across the one gender—there's also a burgeoning movement called otaku, which denotes the rising number of men opting for relationships with virtual lady friends in the absence of real ones. These so-called "herbivores"—young men who show no carnal desire—also fare badly when it comes to the figures, with 36% professing zero inclination whatsoever in getting it on. Many members of the otaku clan were able to maintain relationships with the opposite sex, but only if they existed in the form of computer games. Which kind of, y'know, isn't like maintaining a relationship at all."

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/07/poll-finds-1-in-5-people-would-have-sex-with-a-robot.html


- Umm.... no, I think I'll pass. You've heard of vagina dentata?, the fear or belief that vaginas have teeth? Well this would constitute vagina robata -- the fear of putting one's genitals under the control of something that has a patent and requires a UL label.

Walmart Pre-Crime Treats All Customers Like Criminals



TRUTHstreammedia · Published on May 25, 2014

...but won't/don't stop real shoplifters.

Gone are the days of "Thank you, come again (we appreciate your business)."

Instead, today's box stores target average customers as potential criminals, subjecting them to post-checkout screenings.

Because... somehow, RFID-tagged & tracked merchandise, ubiquitous security cameras from every angle inside and outside the store, security personnel, police officers and metal detectors at the door just aren't enough.

No... places like Wal-Mart ALSO feel the need to put customers -- who spend their hard-earned money on their goods -- through the inspection of a semi-retired minimum wage greeter -- an employee whose job used to be to tell shoppers "Hi" or something snappy about the current sales, but who is now used to boss around shoppers after they've already paid, and match up their receipts against the items in the cart... while everyone waits.

Why shop at a place where you are presumed guilty until proven innocent? That's where the commerce goes when smaller stores go out of business and those with the least means go where the prices are cheapest -- despite the ethics of the place, respect for the individual or the customer service.

Former Walmart District Manager Accuses Company of Widespread Inventory Manipulation

Wal-Mart losing $3 billion a year from thefts


- Thank you for shopping. Now drop your merchandise, interlace your fingers behind your head, stand with legs apart with your receipt firmly between your teeth. If you have no teeth, they're on sale now in Personal Care products, Aisle 19.
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