Monday, October 16, 2017

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 Nupfea! Xjev dep auy tea?

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We went into slavery a piece of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery without a language; we came out speaking the proud Anglo-Saxon tongue. We went into slavery with slave chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.
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There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

-Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American political leader, educator and author of African ancestry, most famous for his tenure as President of Tuskegee University (1880–1915).



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JIM CAREY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS

I DON'T THINK IT LIKES IT THO



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Malcolm Applegate, 62, went to extreme measures to get out of what he describes as a “controlling” relationship. Applegate left his wife for the woods one day without telling anyone and lived there for five years, staying hidden for a total of 10. “I camped in thick woodland near Kingston, and made that home for five years while maintaining the gardens at a local community center for the elderly,” says Applegate.


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Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd.


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AND THIS! DO THEY GET HIM AT ALL???

I DON'T THINK SO



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Tyrone was having trouble in school. His teacher was always yelling at him, "You're driving me crazy, Tyrone; can't you learn anything?

One day Tyrone's mother came to school to see how he was doing. The teacher told her honestly that her son was simply a disaster, getting very low marks, and that she had never had such an unmotivated and ignorant boy in her entire teaching career.

Tyrone's mom, shocked at the feedback, withdrew her son from school and moved out of Detroit, relocating to Cleveland.

25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with irreversible cardiac disease. Her doctors all strongly advised her to have open heart surgery, which only one surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic could perform.

Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was remarkably successful.

When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw the handsome young doctor who headed her surgical team smiling down at her. She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something, but quickly died.

The doctor was shocked, wondering what went wrong so suddenly.

When the doctor turned around to leave the room, he saw Tyrone, now a janitor at the Clinic, had unplugged the life-support equipment in order to plug in his vacuum cleaner.



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Tu vjot ot jux ov muult. Dep auy hyitt xjev ov ot?















































Saturday, October 14, 2017

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A Canadian man who was held hostage with his family for five years has said that the Taliban-linked militants who abducted him and his wife in Afghanistan raped her and killed an infant daughter born in captivity.


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Just when you thought geothermal energy couldn’t get a whole lot greener, it went and did. Quartz reports that a 300-megawatt geothermal power plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland (pictured above), now captures more carbon dioxide than it emits. Per unit energy, this facility produces about a third of the the carbon a coal-fired plant does. But what it does emit, plus a little bit more, is now captured and buried deep underground.


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When Gang Xu, a 46-year-old Beijing resident, needs to communicate with his Canadian tenant about rent payments or electricity bills, he opens an app called iFlytek Input in his smartphone and taps an icon that looks like a microphone, and then begins talking. The software turns his Chinese verbal messages into English text messages, and sends them to the Canadian tenant. It also translates the tenant’s English text messages into Chinese ones, creating a seamless cycle of bilingual conversation.
http://www.iflytek.com/en/



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France and the U.K. have already set deadlines for the sale of gas and diesel vehicles Opens a New Window.. Both countries will impose bans after 2040, as Europe looks to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. Germany has been reluctant to ban gas and diesel vehicles, but Chancellor Angela Merkel recently agreed that they should be phased out Opens a New Window.. China, the world’s largest auto market, is reportedly exploring a ban on cars powered by traditional fuels.


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A month ago, DHS demanded federal agencies stop using the Russian firm's antivirus programs. Now, it says, the public can't know how many federal computers are affected. The US government will not share which federal computer systems were using an antivirus software recently reported to have been exploited by Russian military intelligence to steal secrets from the National Security Agency, a spokesman told BuzzFeed News on Friday.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Sept. 13 that it was banning federal computers from using products made by Kaspersky Lab, an industry leading Russian cybersecurity company whose antivirus products in recent months have been the target of heavy criticism from lawmakers and openly disparaged by top US intelligence officials.



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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has built a net worth of roughly $85 billion with the sort of discipline and scale refined by corporate titans before him — Rockefeller, Ford and Gates among them — though no one has so efficiently tapped America’s collective impatience and love for a bargain. What Albuquerque’s favorite son is accomplishing, and the ruthless speed at which he is accomplishing it, is unprecedented. He’s had lots of help along the way. Americans have supported the Bezos surge in two distinct ways: by buying everything from dog food to diamonds on Amazon.com and by kicking in at least $1.24 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies and incentives that have fueled the company’s growth across the country.


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OH JOY OF JOYS!!





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Bob was sitting on the plane waiting to fly to Detroit when a guy took the seat beside him. The guy was an emotional wreck, pale, hands shaking, moaning in fear.

“What’s the matter?” Bob asked.

“I’ve been transferred to Detroit – I’ve heard the people are crazy there. They’ve got lots of shootings, gangs, race riots, drugs, poor public schools, and the highest crime rate in the nation.”

Bob replied, “I’ve lived in Detroit all my life. It’s not as bad as the media says. Find a nice home, go to work, mind your own business, and enroll your kids in a private school. It’s as safe a place as anywhere in the world.”

The guy relaxed and stopped shaking and said, “Oh, thank you. I’ve been worried to death. But if you live there and say it’s OK, I’ll take your word for it. What do you do for a living?”

“I’m a tail gunner on a Budweiser truck.”




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Tech journalists covering Facebook had a duty to cover what was happening before, during, and after the election. Reporters tried to see past their often liberal political orientations and the unprecedented actions of Donald Trump to see how 2016 was playing out on the internet. Every component of the chaotic digital campaign has been reported on, here at The Atlantic, and elsewhere: Facebook’s enormous distribution power for political information, rapacious partisanship reinforced by distinct media information spheres, the increasing scourge of “viral” hoaxes and other kinds of misinformation that could propagate through those networks, and the Russian information ops agency.


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One day at graduate school, one of Lisa Feldman Barrett’s colleagues asked her out on a date. She didn’t really fancy him, but she had been in the lab all day and felt like a change of scenery, so she agreed to go to the local coffee shop. As they chatted, however, she started to become flushed in the face, her stomach was churning, and her head seemed to whirl. Maybe she was wrong, she thought: perhaps she really did like him. By the time they left, she’d already agreed to go on a second date. Still feeling somewhat giddy, she got home, put her keys on the floor, and promptly threw up. It wasn’t love, after all; it was flu. She spent the next week in bed.


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CATS!! YOU JUST CAN'T TRUST THEM!!