Daily Archives: November 1, 2016
Washington, DC, has voted to legalize assisted suicide.
The city council voted 11-2 in favor of the bill on Tuesday afternoon.
It would permit doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to mentally independent patients who have less than six months to live.
The decision sparked outrage among the dozens of protesters who attended the hearing on Tuesday.
After the vote was adjourned, the Washington DC Archdiocese held an impromptu prayer circle in the town hall, denouncing the vote.
Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to catch their droppings, arguing that the law unfairly singles out their community.
The Daily News of Bowling Green reports that many Amish in Auburn have refused to comply with the ordinance, citing concerns that attempts to put the bags on their horses might frighten the animals.
Many cases have landed in court, and some defendants have been jailed for refusing to pay the fine for violating the ordinance.
Last week, attorney Travis Lock filed a notice arguing that the regulation is unconstitutional because it discriminates against the Amish.
Auburn officials say the ordinance keeps the streets clean and reduces the risk of spreading disease.
Children from the village of Hanuabada play cricket in the streets on February 24, 2012 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.Most everyone knows that the islands of the South Pacific are some of the most remote and unique places on Earth, but a new study reveals just how unique they really are.According to a report from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, researchers have found traces of a previously unknown extinct hominid species in the DNA of the Melanesians, a group living in an area northeast of Australia that encompasses Papua New Guinea and the surrounding islands.A computer analysis suggests that the unidentified ancestral hominid species found in Melanesian DNA is unlikely to be either Neanderthal or Denisovan, the two known predecessors of humankind to this point.
“They Got In There And Totally Took It Over” – The Tea Party, Black Lives Matter and the 99% Protesters Have All Been Absorbed By The Establishment
If there’s one thing that the rise of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit has proven, it’s that the people have had it with the establishment. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you are likely sick and tired of the outright corruption prevalent in every aspect of the system.
Over the last decade we have seen several movements try to take the initiative to create real, lasting change by upending the business-as-usual behavior of entrenched politicians, corporate lobbyists and mainstream media. All have thus far failed and were eventually absorbed by the power structure.
The Tea Party was co-opted by the establishment right. The 99% Protesters were co-opted by the establishment left. And according to recent Wikileaks releases, the Black Lives Matter movement has been sucked up by the Clinton camp and Soros-funded globalists.
Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple explains how politicians, including Hillary Clinton, have used these grass roots movements for their own nefarious purposes and to push forth their own agendas:
At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, conservators carefully excavated the tomb which is thought to belong to Jesus Christ. Since at least 1,555 AD, the tomb has been completely sealed off, and for many other centuries earlier, most likely.
Inside, the mixed bunch of researchers, conservation experts, and clerics discovered a marble casing with a cross carved into it, which likely dates from the Crusader era. Then, excavating further, they also came across the original rock wall of the tomb.
Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem’s Old Town to witness a historic moment.
Sometimes you need help lulling yourself to sleep, but the problem with Netflix to that end is that you’ll be watching “House Of Cards” and before you know it, it’s 3 a.m. Thankfully, Napflix has arrived with a collection of videos meant to put you to sleep.
The site explains that it’s a “video platform where you can find the most silent and sleepy content selection to relax your brain and easily fall asleep.” The videos are sourced from YouTube. It offers lots of ballet, dry documentaries, and so forth. A few examples of what you’ll find in there are the “1992 Tour De France,” the “2013 World Chess Final,” “Traditional Latin Mass,” and a documentary called “The Long-Term Future of A.I.” In short, it’s not unlike the wave of “Slow TV” that came to Netflix over the summer.
The video platform is full of nothing but boring videos
Not Just Hillary, Entire Obama Administration Exposed For Using Private Email To Avoid FOIA Requests
WikiLeaks is helping President Obama keep his 2008 campaign promise — to be the most transparent administration in U.S. history — whether he likes it or not. And, once again, we’re learning more about the inner sanctum of the administration and its communication practices.
As FBI Director James Comey announced Friday, a new investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has been launched, just days before the presidential election. Comey’s move drew fire instantly from the Democrats who claim Comey is attempting to sway the election in Donald Trump’s favor. While many are focused on Comey’s actions and renewed investigation, WikiLeaks has uncovered what may prove to be a systemic problem of executive branch accountability not merely limited to the former secretary of state’s emails.
Sex robots with fully functioning genitalia are set to hit the market next year and will cost up to £12,000.
The next generation of dolls are likely to be hyper realistic with features never seen before.
They will have built-in heaters which so they have genuine body warmth and sensors that can react to touch.
RealDoll is made by Abyss Creations, a company based in California.
Founder Matt McMullen said: “I want to have people actually develop an emotional attachment to not only the robot but the actual character behind it – to develop some kind of love for this being.”
Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.
That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays.
The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.” Ads that exclude people based on race, gender and other sensitive factors are prohibited by federal law in housing and employment.
Here is a screenshot of an ad we purchased in Facebook’s housing categories via the company’s advertising portal:
The ad we purchased was targeted to Facebook members who were house hunting and excluded anyone with an “affinity” for African-American, Asian-American or Hispanic people. (Here’s the ad itself.)
When we showed Facebook’s racial exclusion options to a prominent civil rights lawyer John Relman, he gasped and said, “This is horrifying. This is massively illegal. This is about as blatant a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act as one can find.”
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 makes it illegal “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.” Violators can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
SpaceView Indicator for Ubuntu
The SpaceView indicator for Ubuntu does exactly what you’d guess: it shows you the exact position of celestial objects in the sky, as they appear from earth.
I’m just kidding.
SpaceView indicator makes it easy to see disk drive information for system drives, memory cards, and USB flash drives from the system tray area, without needing to open Nautilus or another file manager.