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Katashi_itto

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Well lets see, stuff about me... Veteran, Navy Admiral\\\'s Staff 2nd Fleet. I practice Kendo as my martial art. I am also a ranking Iaidoist. Working on a Master\'s in International Forensic\\\'s Accounting. Filmmaker, originally commercials, now working on my first feature horror film, should be released spring 2016.

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‘Hardcore History’ host: Justice Roberts told America to accept plutocracy or revolt


“Common Sense” and “Hardcore History” host Dan Carlin blasted Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday for his “breathtaking” decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case, warning it was pushing Americans towards radical action.

The court last Wednesday struck down the aggregate limit on federal campaign contributions that had been in place since 1974. Political donors had been limited to giving a total of $123,200 to candidates, national party committees and political action committees during the federal two-year election cycle.

But Carlin was far more concerned that Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to believe the very idea of campaign finance reform was wrong. Roberts wrote in his ruling that the government had no legitimate reason to regulate money in politics, besides outlawing a very specific and narrow type of corruption.


“No matter how desirable it may seem, it is not an acceptable governmental objective to ‘level the playing field,’ or to ‘level electoral opportunities,’ or to ‘equaliz the financial resources of candidates,’” the chief justice wrote.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/07/hardcore-history-host-justice-roberts-told-america-to-accept-plutocracy-or-revolt/

"Buycott" App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers & Monsanto

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YOU CAN GET THE APP HERE: http://buycott.com/

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart



In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft MSFT -0.85% programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe barcodes to check whether conservative billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch were behind a product on the shelves.
http://www.buycott.com/ (The App Is Free)
Burner figured the average supermarket shopper had no idea that buying Brawny paper towels, Angel Soft toilet paper or Dixie cups meant contributing cash to Koch Industries through its subsidiary Georgia-Pacific. Similarly, purchasing a pair of yoga pants containing Lycra or a Stainmaster carpet meant indirectly handing the Kochs your money (Koch Industries bought Invista, one of the world’s largest fiber and textiles companies, in 2004 from DuPont).

She wasn’t aware that as she delivered her Netroots speech, a group of developers was hard at work on Buycott, an even more sophisticated version of the app she proposed.

“I remember reading Forbes’ story on the proposed app to help boycott Koch Industries and wishing that we were ready to launch our product,” said Buycott’s marketing director Maceo Martinez.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/05/14/new-app-lets-you-boycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-more-by-scanning-your-shopping-cart/

PBS News Wrap: Guinean authorities warn of Ebola epidemic, GM Recall, Mudslide Climate Change

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Posted by Katashi_itto | Tue Apr 1, 2014, 07:14 AM (2 replies)

Ebola outbreak in Guinea an ‘unprecedented epidemic’


1. Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice”.
2. The Ebola incubation period can be as short as 2 days or as long as 21 days.
3. Even if a person exhibits no signs or symptoms of Ebola, he or she can still spread the virus during the Ebola incubation period. Once Ebola virus symptoms begin, the person can remain contagious for about three more weeks.

Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing at least 78 people in Guinea was an “unprecedented epidemic” that had spread across the west African nation.

“We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry,” Mariano Lugli, the organisation’s coordinator in the Guinean capital, said in a statement.

The group known by its initials in French MSF said by the end of the week it would have around 60 international field workers with experience in working on haemorrhagic fever divided between Conakry and the south-east of the country.

Its team includes doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, water and sanitation experts as well as anthropologists.

“MSF has intervened in almost all reported Ebola outbreaks in recent years, but they were much more geographically contained and involved more remote locations,” Lugli said.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/31/ebola-outbreak-in-guinea-an-unprecedented-epidemic/

Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel perform blazing version of ‘Les Miserables’ duet

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Video game makers blame ‘Satan’ for inability to launch Biblical role-playing game


The makers of a Biblical role-playing game that follows the life of Abraham are blaming their lack of success and inability to fund the project on the influence of Satan.

Speaking with Polygon, Richard Gaeta, co-founder of Phoenix Interactive explained the company’s problems starting cropping up right after the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham.

“I believe that, 100 percent,” Gaeta said.


“It’s very tangible,” explained business partner Martin Bertram. “From projects falling through and people that were lined up to help us make this a success falling through. Lots of factors raining down on us like fire and brimstone.”

Phoenix Interactive’s Kickstarter failed to reach its $100,000 target, only managing to raise $19,000.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/29/video-game-makers-blame-satan-for-inability-to-launch-biblical-role-playing-game/

Final Female Kata. Rika Usami of Japan. 21st WKF World Karate Championships Paris 2012

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‘Men’s rights’ group claims free self-defense classes for women are sexist


(Stupidity Knows no bounds...)

A “men’s rights” organization has objected to a pair of free self-defense classes for women in Glendale, California, violate the equal protection clause of the Fourth Amendment, the Glendale News-Press reported on Thursday.

The classes, which have been organized by the city’s Commission on the State of Women, will be offered on April 9 and 16 at local facilities as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

But National Coalition for Men President Harry Crouch stated in a March 13 letter (PDF) to commission chairperson Denise Miller, City Attorney Michael J. García and the course instructor complained that men were being excluded from the sessions.


“Simply advertising self-defense classes for only women and girls, or for only men and boys, may also violate anti-discrimination laws, just as if the City of Glendale advertised a job opening for a police officer or librarian as being available to only male applicants,” Crouch wrote.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/28/mens-rights-group-claims-free-self-defense-classes-for-women-are-sexist/

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The world's most dangerous Virus (full documentary)

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Viruses are supposed to be the biological weapons of the future.They are everywhere. Millions of viruses around us, interact, invade. Virus able to evolve, change your environment, jump from one species to another. Scientists continue its track. Looking hiding in nature, in animals that viruses use to travel from one place to another planet ... but not always find them.

In recent decades there have been many diseases that so far only affected animals. These diseases, caused by very aggressive virus, appear with high frequency in Africa, and requires a high financial contribution in order to eradicate them. Marburg virus, influenza, dengue, yellow fever, Ebola virus, human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr...

To find answers we enter for the first time in the High Security Center Biological where the most dangerous viruses in history and the emerging service. And the World Health Organization explains how he manages to monitor the emergence of new viruses and diseases in any country
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