1. inothernews:

    • Proportion of “People Are Hoarding Twinkies” stories to “Hundreds Of Hostess Workers Now Out Of Work Just In Time For The Holidays” stories: like 6,713,500 to one.

     
  2. 14:37 8th Nov 2012

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  3. 16:58 25th Oct 2012

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FIRST!  President Obama casts an early vote — presumably for himself — at a polling station on Chicago’s South Side on Thursday.  He became the first sitting U.S. President in history to vote before Election Day. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP-Getty via USA Today)

    inothernews:

    FIRST!  President Obama casts an early vote — presumably for himself — at a polling station on Chicago’s South Side on Thursday.  He became the first sitting U.S. President in history to vote before Election Day. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP-Getty via USA Today)

     
  4. 18:20 17th Sep 2012

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Dilan Samo, 13, attended a vigil outside Libya’s Consulate in New York on Thursday for J. Christopher Stevens, the United States ambassador who died in Libya.
From the New York Times:

J. Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya who was killed in an assault on a diplomatic mission there last week, was happy to gossip, but was revered for listening. A northern Californian with a toothy grin, he had a passion for the Arab world and its language, and he went out of his way to use it, whether with officials or shopkeepers, in an effort to show respect.
In his willingness to allow others to be heard, even when he had an important message to impart, Mr. Stevens was an unusual American diplomat, friends and colleagues say. He allowed himself to be governed by the habits, proprieties and slower pace of the Arab world.
With the State Department on high alert for security threats, especially since the Sept. 11 attacks, and many American diplomats consigned to embassies that resemble fortresses and armored motorcades that do not make unscheduled stops, Mr. Stevens plunged into Arab social life. He traded personal risk for personal contact.
His comfort with his environment and his distaste for displays of security, some quietly suggest, may have led to a touch of overconfidence that cost him his life. His lonely death in Benghazi, a city he knew well, along with those of three other Americans, came during a Libyan militia attack on the American diplomatic mission there, where his presence had not been advertised.
What the United States lost was not only one of its foremost Arabists, a man who built a bridge to the tribes and militias that toppled the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. It also may be losing, in the unrest sweeping a conflict-prone crescent of Muslim countries from Pakistan to Sudan, a style of diplomacy already on the decline: the street-smart, low-key negotiator who gets things done by building personal relationships.
Mr. Stevens, 52, was known as Chris, but he often signed letters and e-mails to friends as Krees, the way many Arabs pronounced his name. His affection for Arab culture and street life, whether in Syria, Libya or the Palestinian territories, made him many friends and impressive networks of contacts.
Precisely what happened the night he was killed is unclear. But for an American ambassador to have so little security on the anniversary of Sept. 11, especially in a part of Libya known for its radicalism, is bound to raise questions, and in some sense, only adds to the irony of his death in a country he loved, and that for the most part, loved him back as an ally and a friend.

(Photo: John Minchillo / AP via the Times)

    inothernews:

    Dilan Samo, 13, attended a vigil outside Libya’s Consulate in New York on Thursday for J. Christopher Stevens, the United States ambassador who died in Libya.

    From the New York Times:

    J. Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya who was killed in an assault on a diplomatic mission there last week, was happy to gossip, but was revered for listening. A northern Californian with a toothy grin, he had a passion for the Arab world and its language, and he went out of his way to use it, whether with officials or shopkeepers, in an effort to show respect.

    In his willingness to allow others to be heard, even when he had an important message to impart, Mr. Stevens was an unusual American diplomat, friends and colleagues say. He allowed himself to be governed by the habits, proprieties and slower pace of the Arab world.

    With the State Department on high alert for security threats, especially since the Sept. 11 attacks, and many American diplomats consigned to embassies that resemble fortresses and armored motorcades that do not make unscheduled stops, Mr. Stevens plunged into Arab social life. He traded personal risk for personal contact.

    His comfort with his environment and his distaste for displays of security, some quietly suggest, may have led to a touch of overconfidence that cost him his life. His lonely death in Benghazi, a city he knew well, along with those of three other Americans, came during a Libyan militia attack on the American diplomatic mission there, where his presence had not been advertised.

    What the United States lost was not only one of its foremost Arabists, a man who built a bridge to the tribes and militias that toppled the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. It also may be losing, in the unrest sweeping a conflict-prone crescent of Muslim countries from Pakistan to Sudan, a style of diplomacy already on the decline: the street-smart, low-key negotiator who gets things done by building personal relationships.

    Mr. Stevens, 52, was known as Chris, but he often signed letters and e-mails to friends as Krees, the way many Arabs pronounced his name. His affection for Arab culture and street life, whether in Syria, Libya or the Palestinian territories, made him many friends and impressive networks of contacts.

    Precisely what happened the night he was killed is unclear. But for an American ambassador to have so little security on the anniversary of Sept. 11, especially in a part of Libya known for its radicalism, is bound to raise questions, and in some sense, only adds to the irony of his death in a country he loved, and that for the most part, loved him back as an ally and a friend.

    (Photo: John Minchillo / AP via the Times)

     
  5. 19:16 10th Sep 2012

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    inothernews:

One man’s epic, handwritten critique of his obnoxiously loud singing neighbors in East London.  (Photo and sign: Oil Beale via the Telegraph)

    inothernews:

    One man’s epic, handwritten critique of his obnoxiously loud singing neighbors in East London.  (Photo and sign: Oil Beale via the Telegraph)

     
  6. 14:10 4th Sep 2012

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ISAAC’S REMAINS  A coffin that washed up onto a front lawn due to Hurricane Isaac flooding is seen in Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite, Louisiana.  Tens of thousands of residents remain without power nearly a week after the storm struck, according to the Times-Picayune.  (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images via The Telegraph)

    inothernews:

    ISAAC’S REMAINS  A coffin that washed up onto a front lawn due to Hurricane Isaac flooding is seen in Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite, Louisiana.  Tens of thousands of residents remain without power nearly a week after the storm struck, according to the Times-Picayune.  (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images via The Telegraph)

     
  7. 13:44 29th Aug 2012

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nickastig:

Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins
More than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.
the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best. 
This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.
Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

how’s that for a penny for your thoughts

    ihopericksantorum:

    nickastig:

    Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

    More than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

    the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best. 

    This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.

    Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

    You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

    A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

    Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

    how’s that for a penny for your thoughts

     
  8. On the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which brought widespread devastation after the colossal failure of the system built to protect the city, New Orleans on Tuesday night once again found itself facing the impending arrival of a huge and deadly storm.

    Isaac, which was upgraded Tuesday morning to a Category 1 hurricane from a tropical storm, churned slowly but with intensifying force toward the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm made landfall at 7:45 p.m. Eastern time just southwest of the river, about 95 miles from New Orleans, with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.

    In a conference call shortly after the system was upgraded to hurricane status, federal officials warned again and again that the storm, which killed 29 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, would generate high seas, intense rain and serious flooding in coastal and inland areas for days.

    The hurricane will be the first test of the $14.5 billion, 133-mile ring of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps put in place after Hurricane Katrina by the Army Corps of Engineers, the agency that built the defenses that failed this city catastrophically in 2005.

    On Tuesday morning, with the blare of a warning buzzer and the rumble of big motors moving tons of steel, two halves of a massive butterfly gate started moving toward each other to close off New Orleans from the anticipated 12-foot storm surge — making history. With the closing of the new gates, this corner of Lake Borgne, which allowed waters into the city that brought down flood walls and destroyed neighborhoods seven years ago, is now cut off with a barrier nearly two miles long, and the city’s first line of defense begins 13 miles farther out than when Katrina hit.

    “We are ready for this,” said Tim Doody, the president of the regional levee board covering much of the New Orleans metropolitan area, which takes over the operation of the hurricane defenses once the corps has completed them.

    — 

    The New York Times, “Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall Along Gulf Coast.”

    Thoughts and prayers for everyone down there.

    (via inothernews)
     
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A teddy bear lay covered in mud on the floor of a house on Sunday after Tropical Storm Isaac passed through Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti’s death toll from the weekend storm rose to at least 19 on Monday. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery / AP via The Wall Street Journal)

    inothernews:

    A teddy bear lay covered in mud on the floor of a house on Sunday after Tropical Storm Isaac passed through Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti’s death toll from the weekend storm rose to at least 19 on Monday. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery / AP via The Wall Street Journal)

     
  10. shooting4myownhand:

    I don’t give a damn how you view police, shooting police is not okay. Shooting period is not okay. We are not going to end gun violence in the US by killing cops. We are not going to end police brutality by killing cops. From what I can tell this killing had no motive what so ever. I cannot even figure out why these two officers were killed and two more were wounded. 

    (Source: convellere2012)

     
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thisistheglamorous:

Dorothy Cooper, age 96 and a retired domestic worker living in Chattanooga, never had any trouble voting even in the Jim Crow era and missed only one election in her entire adult life. But when she went for one of the state’s new free photo IDs last month so she could keep voting, they turned her away. Why? Her maiden name, Dorothy Alexander, is on her birth certificate, and she didn’t have her marriage license.
Due to Tennessee’s new voting law, she has to have a state photo ID to vote and now, even with her current voter registration card, she can’t get one.
Links to the Times Free Press and Nashville Scene articles.

She is older than Voting Rights Act.
Like let’s get this really real yall
Mama has voted without bureaucratic bullshit in JIM DAMN CROW
but the new millenium is trying to keep her out cause her birth certificate  ( which is older than the current incarnations of both parties) has her maiden name
from back when the probably write that shit in fountain pen…
I quit all of you
EVERY SINGLE ONE

doing math : She has been eligible to vote since 1937
……
SHE HAD LESS TROUBLE VOTING AROUND FDR vs. LANDON than OBAMA vs.ROMNEY

God damn it.

    inothernews:

    blackamazon:

    blackamazon:

    thisistheglamorous:

    Dorothy Cooper, age 96 and a retired domestic worker living in Chattanooga, never had any trouble voting even in the Jim Crow era and missed only one election in her entire adult life. But when she went for one of the state’s new free photo IDs last month so she could keep voting, they turned her away. Why? Her maiden name, Dorothy Alexander, is on her birth certificate, and she didn’t have her marriage license.

    Due to Tennessee’s new voting law, she has to have a state photo ID to vote and now, even with her current voter registration card, she can’t get one.

    Links to the Times Free Press and Nashville Scene articles.

    She is older than Voting Rights Act.

    Like let’s get this really real yall

    Mama has voted without bureaucratic bullshit in JIM DAMN CROW

    but the new millenium is trying to keep her out cause her birth certificate  ( which is older than the current incarnations of both parties) has her maiden name

    from back when the probably write that shit in fountain pen…

    I quit all of you

    EVERY SINGLE ONE

    doing math : She has been eligible to vote since 1937

    ……

    SHE HAD LESS TROUBLE VOTING AROUND FDR vs. LANDON than OBAMA vs.ROMNEY

    God damn it.

     
  12. sinidentidades:

    Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan say that there was nothing they could do after Bible-preaching protesters threatened to rape and murder pro-LGBT activists at a “Gay Day” event over the weekend.

    In a video posted to YouTube, several protesters with Bibles can be seen shouting at a woman celebrating in the inaugural “Gay Day” celebration, an event organized by the human rights group Tolerance, Equality and Awareness Movement (TEAM) to showcase the community’s diversity.

    “Back in the day there was no free power, there was no going to the mall,” one protester tells the woman. “There was, ‘sit your ass in this house until I bring my ass home.’”

    “And if your ass get to going out there like you said, guess what?” a second protester adds. “You get raped. And that’s what’s going to happen to you. … Keep your pussy clean, that’s all you need to do. Do you understand?”

    After one man claims, “the Lord said that,” the woman challenges him to find the corresponding Bible verse.

    He responds with Isaiah 13: “Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.”

    “What does ‘ravished’ mean? It means, we going to rape your ass,” the protester explains. “And I’m going to have fun doing that shit. And you going to like that. I promise you.”

    After briefly arguing that he is misinterpreting the Bible, the woman observes, “Anything I say, you say it doesn’t matter.”

    “It’s going to matter right now,” the man shoots back. “It’s going to matter when your clothes off and I’m going inside of you repeatedly. That’s when it’s going to matter. Because you going to enjoy yourself.”

    The woman in the video told WWMT that the men also recited her boyfriend’s license plate number and promised to find and kill him. She said she called 911, but the Grand Rapids Police Department officer told her that there was nothing he could do.

     
  13. I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.
    — From Jessica Redfield’s last blog about the Eaton Mall shooting Toronto, of which she narrowly escaped becoming a victim. Jessica is confirmed to be one of the victims of the Aurora Century Theater Shooting early this morning. http://jessicaredfield.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/late-night-thoughts-on-the-eaton-center-shooting/ (via moradiogirl)
     
  14. Which of these will be the NRA’s first public statement on the Aurora shooting?

    inothernews:

    • “We are stunned and saddened by the recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and we are keeping the victims, their families and the city in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
    • “The media has gone over the top in its efforts to link the tragedy in Aurora with responsible, Constitutionally-protected gun owners.  This is nothing more that a reckless campaign that seeks to restrict legal gun ownership under the guise of overreaching gun control laws.  Oh and sorry those 12 people died.”

     
  15. sinidentidades:

    Pat Buchanan raised some eyebrows on Sunday’s “McLaughlin Group” when he cheerfully appeared to express his hope that a woman will not be elected president until at least 2040.

    Moderator John McLaughlin, deploying his usual barking style, asked his panelists to “cut to the chase” and tell him when the United States will elect a female president. “When?!” he boomed at them.

    “2040 or 2050,” Buchanan offered. “That late?” McLaughlin asked. “Let’s hope so,” Buchanan said. The other panelists chuckled nervously, and Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift (the sole woman present) said, “what about Hillary Clinton in 2016?”

    Buchanan later said he had been “joking about 2040,” though he still maintained that it would be a “long time” before a woman reached the Oval Office.

    Watch (via Think Progress)