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Jesus Malverde

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Name: Jesus Malverde
Gender: Male
Hometown: SF
Current location: Japan
Member since: Fri May 17, 2013, 11:44 PM
Number of posts: 6,456

About Me

Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the generous bandit or angel of the poor is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. One day we\'ll live free and no longer in fear. Fear of losing jobs, fear of being raided, your dogs shot, your children kidnapped by the state. Your land stolen, and maybe even your life lost. Fear no more, the times are a changing.

Journal Archives

WTF is Cultural Appropriation

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Dec 27, 2014, 01:42 AM (10 replies)

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

Icelanders call it Berdreymin—the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one of the most persistent themes. I've met Ukrainians in Donbass who report having dreamed about the war before it began, New Yorkers who recounted dreams of plane crashes and smoke-filled rooms on the morning of 9/11, and people across the globe who claim to have foreseen the deaths of loved ones.

Historically, there has never been a scientifically rigorous way to evaluate these experiences. Still, clairvoyance and other forms of ESP have been taken seriously enough that both the KGB and CIA had extensive Cold War Era programs. More recent experiments into the phenomena have yielded inconsistent results. Skeptics commonly cite false-memory research to dismiss believers, while supporters often blame unfavorable results on unrealistic laboratory settings.

A new app called Shadow is poised to answer skeptics and believers alike. The app records dreams (which you submit upon waking) and enters them into a massive database, allowing thousands of the time-stamped transcripts to be searched by keyword. Clairvoyance could be identified through specific keyword spikes before major events. While the app was first envisioned as an introspection tool for the Quantified Self Movement, it may end up finally answering a fundamental question about the nature of consciousness.

Read More: http://www.vice.com/read/the-worlds-largest-clairvoyance-experiment-has-begun-1226
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Dec 27, 2014, 01:11 AM (13 replies)

Obama hopes to enlist GOP in push for trade pact, despite Democratic resistance

President Obama is preparing a major push on a vast free-trade zone that seeks to enlist Republicans as partners and test his premise that Washington can still find common ground on major initiatives.

It also will test his willingness to buck his own party in pursuit of a legacy-burnishing achievement. Already, fellow Democrats are accusing him of abandoning past promises on trade and potentially undermining his domestic priority of reducing income inequality.

The dynamic, as the White House plots strategy for the new year when the GOP has full control of Congress, has scrambled traditional political alliances. In recent weeks, Obama has rallied the business community behind his trade agenda, while leading Capitol Hill progressives, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), have raised objections and labor and environmental groups have mounted a public relations campaign against it.

The administration is moving aggressively in hopes of wrapping up negotiations by the middle of next year on a 12-nation free-trade pact in the Asia-Pacific region before the politics become even more daunting ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.


The attacks on the American middle class are relentless.
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Dec 27, 2014, 12:34 AM (1 replies)

How Israel stupefies so many brilliant Jews

On the eve of Passover 1988, I was working at the Technion, Israel’s prestigious technological institute in Haifa, writing fundraising prose. It was a few months into the First Intifada, and Israel’s image had been taking a battering overseas like never before, with scenes being televised continually of heavily armed soldiers and tanks putting down a rebellion by teenagers with stones.

We workers in the administration building gathered for the traditional pre-Passover toast with the college president. In his remarks, he noted that many of us would be going abroad for the holiday, and that the issue of Israel’s high-profile behavior could well come up in our conversations with people who wanted to hear what Israelis had to say. His advice: “Speak in one voice.” All around me, people were nodding.

I found this pretty depressing. The president of a leading Israeli college sending the employees out into the world to be PR robots for the government and army. Did this happen in other countries, democratic countries? It was another example of the ultra-nationalism, conformist political thought and self-righteous paranoia that I didn’t like about the country – and it was setting the tone even at the top of one of its best colleges.

Since then, the Technion has come up in the world. Three of its professors have won Nobel Prizes for science, it’s going to share with Cornell a $2 billion campus being built in New York City, its international ranking has climbed and its fundraising has multiplied.

But in some ways, evidently, it hasn’t changed.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Dec 26, 2014, 03:31 AM (25 replies)

Americans don’t want to drink soda anymore

SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) Chief Executive Officer Daniel Birnbaum says he has an answer to the share slump that’s keeping him awake at night: sparkling water.

The company’s shares have tumbled 57 percent this year as demand for its at-home beverage maker has stalled. With a recent Gallup poll showing Americans souring on sugared drinks, Birnbaum is shifting the company’s strategy from touting SodaStream as an environmentally friendly alternative to billions of bottles of cola, to focus on another virtue, health.

“We realized that there is a major transformation going on in the beverage industry in America, and it’s that Americans don’t want to drink soda anymore,” Birnbaum said in an interview at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. “What they really want to drink is water. Our product is already licensed to make sparkling water.”

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Dec 25, 2014, 10:49 PM (68 replies)

Jesse Jackson: Get rid of foreign tech workers

Foreign high-tech workers are taking American jobs and making Silicon Valley's diversity problem worse, Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Fortune interview.

"There are Americans who can do that work, and H1B workers are cheaper and undercut wages," Jackson said, referring to the class of visas most often used by tech workers. He said the tech community had a problem letting new people in and giving them opportunities.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Dec 25, 2014, 09:36 PM (27 replies)

Virgin births are no longer rare. They happen everywhere.

Thelma the snake confused then astounded her keepers.

This 6m long (20 ft) python had spent four years alone in Louisville zoo in the US, without ever having met a male of her species. But, somehow, she laid over 61 eggs, producing six healthy babies.

Perhaps she’d managed to secretively mate with a male many years before, and store his sperm all this time?

Genetic tests soon revealed the answer.

Thelma had become the first reticulated python in the world known to have had a real-life virgin birth.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 04:37 PM (12 replies)

George H.W. Bush rushed to the hospital

Source: Houston chron

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Tuesday evening after experiencing what a spokesman called a "shortness of breath."

Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital Tuesday evening as a precaution. The former president will remain there under observation.

In late 2012, he was admitted to the hospital with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush was released Nov. 19 but returned the day after Thanksgiving with a persistent cough. He was later admitted to intensive care with a stubborn fever. Bush spent that Christmas at the hospital, only leaving intensive care on Dec. 30.

He spent nearly two months at the hospital until his release in mid-January 2013.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/george_h_w_bush/article/George-H-W-Bush-rushed-to-the-hospital-5976735.php

Merry Christmas all
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 03:42 AM (6 replies)

Neo-Fascist Group Busted in Italy Was Planning Holiday Attacks on Migrants and Magistrates

Source: Vice

Italian police have busted a group of far-right aspiring terrorists who were planning attacks — some over the holidays — on politicians, police, magistrates, and migrants.

Fourteen people were arrested and 48 more placed under investigation across the country in connection with the plot — all members of a neo-fascist movement that called itself "the New Order Vanguard." This group is modeled on the far-right New Order movement, which was behind widespread political violence in Italy for decades, especially in the 1970s, and inspired a series of radical followers.

Members of the New Order Vanguard were charged with attempted terrorism, attempted subversion of democracy, and instigating racial violence — much of which they did over Facebook.

The crackdown on the new group — headed by 48-year-old Stefano Manni, a former cop with a long history of disseminating racist propaganda — came after 18 months of investigation by police, dubbed "Operation Black Eagle," which included wiretaps and undercover cops infiltrating the movement.

Read more: https://news.vice.com/article/neo-fascist-group-busted-in-italy-was-planning-holiday-attacks-on-migrants-and-magistrates?utm_source=vicenewstwitter
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 12:03 AM (9 replies)

'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hacked and was about to be used in t

'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hacked and was about to be used in terror attack', claims former airline boss

A former airline boss and writer claims the U.S. downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 because the military feared it had been taken over by hackers and was about to be used in a 9/11-style attack.

Marc Dugain, the former chief executive of now-defunct Proteus Airlines, said the jumbo jet was shot down near a U.S. military base on the remote island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean after it was hacked.

He told Paris Match that islanders in the Maldives near Diego Garcia told him they saw the missing aircraft flying low.

Dugain spoke of a fisherman on a small island who spoke of a 'huge plane' in Malaysie Airline's colours on March 8.


French ex-airline boss: Missing MH370 a cover up

Former airline boss claims 'hijacked' MH370 flight downed by U.S. Air Force over Indian Ocean




Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 09:52 AM (1 replies)
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