INTERESTING: Hilton stops porn

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

https://video.foxnews.com/v/4430136078001/hilton-hotels-pulls-the-plug-on-on-demand-pornography/?intcmp=hpff#sp=show-clips

Hilton Hotels pulls the plug on on-demand pornography
Aug. 18, 2015 – 1:10 – Adult videos will no longer be available in rooms

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Hmm, wonder why?

Could it be that it’s costing more than it earns?

If that’s the case, it’s a turn in the culture.

Maybe “sex” isn’t selling so well!

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INTERESTING: Space, the final frontier.

Monday, August 24, 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3200738/Was-Sardinia-home-Atlantis-Comet-triggered-enormous-tidal-wave-wiped-ancient-civilisation-experts-claim.html

Was Sardinia home to Atlantis? Comet triggered an enormous tidal wave that wiped out ancient civilisation, experts claim
Writer and Atlantis expert Sergio Frau says the southern end of Sardinia in the Mediterranean resembles an underwater Pompeii
This may have been the inspiration for Plato’s fictional Island of Atlantis
Frau believes a tidal wave caused by a comet may washed the ancient civilisation away in 1,175 BC, taking the island back to a dark age
By SARAH GRIFFITHS FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 04:45 EST, 17 August 2015 | UPDATED: 06:36 EST, 17 August 2015

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Ancient documents suggest a huge tidal wave swept over the island, forcing people to flee and now modern scholars have suggested it was caused by a comet.

Experts say a wave may explain the flat Campidano plain, which stretched from Cagliari to the Phoenician port of Tharros in the south of the island. In a conference held in Sardara, Stefano Tinti, a geophysicist and expert on tidal waves, explained that until the 1980s, experts did not know that tidal waves had devastated towns in the Mediterranean.

But now 350 events have been pinpointed in the last 2,500 years.He said that a comet landing in the sea near to a coast could have caused walls of water 1,640 feet (500 metres) high to ruin the nuraghi and sweep across the plain of Campidano.

So far there is no evidence to support his comet theory, but the professor believes his idea may explain why complex dwellings were abandoned so quickly.

He said: ‘A falling comet strikes the sea at a speed of 20km a second. It takes less than a second for the wave to propagate, with a four or five fold increase in size.

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Interesting how we know so little about our “origins”.

To me, this stuff indicates our frailty as a species. And, gives us — as a species — to go forth, be fruitful, and multiply.

As the old Star Trek intro … … “Space, the final frontier.”

Argh!

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INTERESTING: The Architect of Destruction

Sunday, August 23, 2015

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/scott/130301

March 1, 2013
The Architect of Destruction
By Maureen Scott

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“Obama comes from a community organizer background where it’s us against them. But that’s not who we are. And that’s not the position the leader of our Nation should take.” – Dr. Benjamin Carson

Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. That bitterness seems not to have left him.

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[TIP ‘o’ the HAT to: Peter Lutz]

Wow, this is worth the read.

It really puts BHO44 in perspective.

“… … and the epitome of a Demagogue.”

It’s a stunning rebuke and it should get more wide-spread distribution.

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INTERESTING: How unique — and trackable — is your browser?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

https://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php?action=log&js=yes

Panopticlick

How unique — and trackable — is your browser?

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Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.

Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits. Click below and you will be given a uniqueness score, letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.

Only anonymous data will be collected by this site.

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Within our dataset of several million visitors, only one in 2,869,769 browsers have the same fingerprint as yours.

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 21.45 bits of identifying information.

The measurements we used to obtain this result are listed below. You can read more about our methodology, statistical results, and some defenses against fingerprinting in this article.

Help us increase our sample size

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So you still think you’re “anonymous” on the inet?

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INTERESTING: Gooferment Skrules Daze antidote = devour libraries

Friday, August 21, 2015

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle834-20150816-03.html

School Daze, or An Unoriginal Title for New Ideas by A.X. Perez perez180ehs@hotmail.com  
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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With the school year beginning many of us will be returning to public schools or other “learning institutions” that must meet state standards or sending our kids to the same.

Remember the following: School is only a starting place for education. Devour libraries and ransack the net. They only got you for seven hours, that gives you eight for damage control.

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I like that advice.

I learned more from my own reading than I ever did in school.

Hope others can pass this advice along.

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INTERESTING: Real-Life Lord of the Flies — Pitcairn Island

Monday, August 10, 2015

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/real-life-lord-flies-strange-and-violent-history-pitcairn-island-003557

AUGUST, 2015 – 01:59
APRILHOLLOWAY

Real-Life Lord of the Flies: The Strange and Violent History of Pitcairn Island

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Pitcairn Island is a place so remote, and with a history so bizarre, that until recently it was viewed almost as myth rather than reality. But the events that took place on this tiny island in the Pacific Ocean were very real. Settled by a pack of mutineers of the HMS Bounty in 1790, along with a small group of Polynesians, the island soon became like the famous 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, in which a group of boys stuck on an uninhabited island descended into savagery and immorality. Faced with physical, social, and psychological isolation, along with struggles for power, the Pitcairn population rapidly diminished due to murder, suicide, and madness, and the remaining inhabitants descended into incest, sex abuse, and delinquency. Today, 47 inhabitants from just four families remain on this ill-fated island that carries with it a dark and evil history that has been retold in countless films and books.

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The various versions on “Mutiny on the Bounty” leave out this conclusion.

Fascinating stuff!

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INTERESTING: A new word hormesis & “hormegeddon”

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

http://dailyreckoning.com/prepare-for-hormegeddon/

Prepare For Hormegeddon
by Bill Bonner.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 

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Finally, in 1943, two scientists published a journal article about this phenomenon and gave it a name: “hormesis.” It is what happens when a small dose of something produces a favorable result, but if you increase the dosage, the results are a disaster.

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Hormegeddon is my shorthand way of describing what happens when you have too much of a good thing in a public-policy context.

Economists describe the “too much of a good thing” phenomenon as “declining marginal utility.”

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Seems like our immoral, ineffective, and inefficient Gooferment has had a “declining marginal utility” for a century.

The question is how do we prune it back? Or hack it back!

Argh!

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