WhoWhatWhy
13 days
Now this is a very, very interesting, and as you noted Pat earlier, in our article at WhoWhatWhy .org, we actually go through many of the people who were in Trump Tower, and it’s this kind of incredible sort of roguesgallery. We looked at, for example, some of the top floors of the building right underneath Donald Trump's triplex, and you see one person after another, the head of the mobbed-up Concrete Union’s lady friend, owning a bunch of apartments, that she all put together. She was so, they were so influential in the building. She decided she wanted a swimming pool in her apartment. And imagine in an apartment building, not a one pool for all the tenants, but just for her. And they were able to get Trump to say yes, and they had to go to very elaborate measures, redesign measures, to make that possible. There was another guy who was a mob connected, and there’s a story of Donald Trump personally closing on his apartment with him, sitting with the guy at the conference table as he counts out $200,000 in cash.
BoingBoing
a month
Our guest this week on the Cool Tools Show is Danielle Applestone. Danielle is a material scientist, co-founder and CEO of Other Machine Co., the leading manufacturer of high-precision desktop CNC milling machines. Formerly, Danielle ran a DARPA project to develop digital design software and manufacturing tools for the classroom. Danielle's team took that technology and launched Other Machine Co. in 2013. Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Show notes: Monarch Instrument Examiner 1000 ($1,200) "I came across this electronic stethoscope as part of our manufacturing process. We would get motors from a manufacturer that looked balanced and met a spec, but once we put the whole machine together, sometimes a machine would have a lot of vibration and we didn't know how to quantify that vibration or to know what was good or what was bad.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
These loans have a 2% fixed interest rate and a term of up to 30 years. The proceeds can be used for the new construction of water and treatment plants, sewer and water lines, transportation infrastructure and other infrastructure needs to support new growth in a community. If the Trump $1 trillion infrastructure plan were funded at 2% over 10 years, the interest tab would come to only $200 billion, nearly $1 trillion less than the $1.18 trillion expected by private equity investors. Not only could residents save $1 trillion over 10 years on tolls and fees, but they could save on taxes, since the interest would return to the government, which owned the bank. In effect, the loans would be nearly interest-free to the government. New Money for Local Economies Legislators in cash-strapped communities are likely to object, “We can’t afford to lend our revenues.
BoingBoing
3 months
Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
NPR News
5 months
A member of the congregation painted their sign by hand. "It was a collaborative effort," Bucher says. A few months later, a group of local Mennonite pastors was trying to find a way to "say something positive," says Nick Meyer, a pastor at Early Church in Harrisonburg. So they decided to take the sign's message and spread it more broadly. A friend of Meyer's, Alex Gore, turned the trilingual message into a simple, colorful yard sign, and they printed up 200. The pastors distributed them, encouraging church members to pair the sign with concrete acts of outreach to their neighbors. The signs spread throughout Harrisonburg, a small city of some 50,000 people. U.S. Young American Muslims Face Pressure, Are Optimistic Of Increasing Tolerance "I had a bike accident last week and it happened to be right outside of the mosque," Bucher says. "And I looked at it and I saw one of our signs and I was like, 'This is awesome – I feel really cared for at this moment!' " As Mennonites visiting Harrisonburg brought signs back to their home communities, the message spread to other towns.
NPR News
5 months
The American Academy of Pediatrics, which publishes the journal Pediatrics, has more than 65,000 members and has been around since 1930. Less than a third of students thought MoveOn.org has a political agenda that might justify skepticism about its data on gun owners. The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) split from AAP in 2002, over objections to parenting by same-sex couples. ACPeds claims homosexuality is linked to pedophilia. It's classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which estimates that ACPeds has about 200 members. In an article in Education Week , Wineburg and his colleague Sarah McGrew explain that they directed Stanford undergrads to articles on both organizations' sites. The students spent up to 10 minutes evaluating them, and were free to click links or Google anything they liked. "More than half concluded that the article from the American College of Pediatricians .
NPR News
5 months
The American Academy of Pediatrics, which publishes the journal Pediatrics, has more than 65,000 members and has been around since 1930. Less than a third of students thought MoveOn.org has a political agenda that might justify skepticism about its data on gun owners. The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) split from AAP in 2002, over objections to parenting by same-sex couples. ACPeds claims homosexuality is linked to pedophilia. It's classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which estimates that ACPeds has about 200 members. In an article in Education Week , Wineburg and his colleague Sarah McGrew explain that they directed Stanford undergrads to articles on both organizations' sites. The students spent up to 10 minutes evaluating them, and were free to click links or Google anything they liked. "More than half concluded that the article from the American College of Pediatricians .
Techradar
6 months
With over 200 missions it will keep you running for a long time and not only is the story well-written and entertaining but it makes running fun again, and you'll be getting fit without even noticing it. £4.99/$4.99/$AU9.25 A hefty price, but can you put a price on not dying of obesity at age 52? That fitness promise is what you pay for with the RunTastic Pro . It is able to map you, track you, automatically cheer you on, generate live feedback and more, also covering interval training and letting users create their own regular routes to attack again and again. Voice coaching keeps you motivated and on track and a leaderboard provides extra incentive to go faster and further. It's also great for finding new routes to run, as other users can post theirs to the app. It's serious stuff for competitive people and a seriously good tool for getting or staying in shape.
Max Keizer
7 months
Please note the Federal Reserve and other central banks cannot force banks to lend to uncreditworthy borrowers. Low interest rates puts additional burdens on lenders: why issue a loan to a risky borrower when the yield on the loan is so meager? The second thing that happens is that owners of debt-based, interest-bearing assets such as mortgages and bonds not only lose the principal that will never be paid backthey also lose the future income stream. So let's say a pension fund owns $1 million in auto loans that default. The fund must book that loss on their balance sheet as a $1 million reduction in assets. But the truly devastating hit is to future earnings. All the interest that would have been collected on those loans also vanishes. Now the fund has two losses to book: a loss in assets and a loss in future earnings. At today's low rates around 4%, over the course of a 30-year mortgage, borrowers end up paying around 100% of the initial mortgage as interest on the original mortgage: in other words, the borrowers pay $200,000 over the 30 year period: $100,000 in interest and repaying the $100,000 principal.
NPR News
8 months
Burt and Roxanne hit it off, and before long, Roxanne was making candles with unused wax from Burt's beehives. They made $200 at their first craft fair; within a year, they'd make $20,000.' "The company grew and moved its headquarters to Durham, N.C., in 1993. But Shavitz's partnership with Quimby unraveled in the late '90s. The Daily Beast, citing Shavitz and a documentary titled Burt's Buzz, says the two reached a settlement after Quimby found out Burt had an affair with a college-age girl who worked at one of the Burt's Bees stores. "Quimby eventually bought out Shavitz. Burt's Bees is now owned by the Clorox Co." Burt's Bees made Quimby wealthy, and she used her fortune to buy large quantities of former timber land in northern Maine. But her plans to protect the landscape weren't welcomed by all local residents, as Susan Sharon reported for NPR in 2011 : "For generations, Maine's North Woods have provided pulp for the state's paper mills and created plenty of good jobs in an area with little other economic activity.
NPR News
8 months
NPR News
8 months
The Event Chronicle
10 months
Apparently they can run up to 200 miles in a day. COBRAOk those monks are part of the old tradition which has connections with the Agarthan network. I would add this part. (I see) LynnOK Cobra, I guess we’re coming to the close of another hour with you. I know that you have a couple of conferences coming up. Would you like to talk about them? COBRAYes, we are preparing conferences in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the first week-end of July and 14 days later we have a conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Both conferences will be extremely strong and quite powerful because the energies are already preparing certain things behind the scenes already preparing. If people would like to join us there is a link on my blog http://2012portal.blogspot.com and they can register and of course everybody is invited. (thank you). LynnVery good. Do you have any closing comments for our listening audience? COBRA – I would say that we live in a very interesting period right now where things are getting a little bit more intense.
The Huffington Post
10 months
As for Trump's unprecedentedly vitriolic attacks on Clinton as a "corrupt racist in it for the money," there's agreement that it's probably the only card he can play but that it will more likely only excite his base though not grow it. One area of consensus: this will be looked on as the election when social media really started to shove aside traditional media. "The old order's dying," says Katrina, "while a new one is being born." All cite Trump's twitter-based rise, the 'Periscoping' of the House gun sit-in, and, as Katrina emphasizes, Sanders phenomenal ability to raise over $200 million and challenge a Clinton based on a resonating viral message. Here comes "Digital Democracy." Host: Trump seems intent on fulfilling my weekly prediction that (quoting Galbraith on Black Tuesday), "the end had come but it was not yet in sight." Yes the Clinton campaign must daily warn against complacency lest Brexit-like anger sweep America too.
BoingBoing
a year
Southwest Airlines has a very, very generous baggage policy. Right now, if you were to book me for a stage show, I would book a single person ticket just for me that would include me and, of course, my carry-ons, but also, thanks to the companion pass, I would be able to bring an assistant and all of us would have four 50-pound trunks that we'd be able to fly for free. Whereas normally travel alone would be like $1,000 or $1,200, we're able to come out to Albany, New York, we could do a show on a Friday night and it only costs us $400 total." Rakuten Super Logistics Cloud-based Fulfillment for eCommerce Retailers One of the weird parts about being a content producer in a new media age is that you not only have to create the media, but you have to figure out a way to monetize it. … An important part that I think a lot of people neglect or at least neglect to optimize is the retail side of things.
BoingBoing
a year
You can also put liquid in there which will get pulled into the cells when the vacuum releases. You can make pickles in a few minutes. You can infuse pickles with vinegar or with brine. You can also infuse fruits with alcohol, that kind of stuff. One of the things I like doing is infusing tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, so the vinegar goes inside the tomatoes." Deli Cups ($12) "Deli cups are these little polypropylene little containers that, when you get Chinese food and the soup comes in one it's got a little top. They're super cheap. I think it's like $50 for 200 on Amazon, cheaper if you shop around, but I use if for a ton of things. When I take stuff apart, I use it to sort the parts, the screws, the little bits that come off of things. I've heard people say they use muffin tins to organize parts for when they take stuff apart. I use deli cups instead, because you can seal them, put them away, etc.
The Event Chronicle
a year
RichardWhat happens to discarnate souls post Event? COBRAThere will be a huge purification of the etheric and astral planes. There will be a lot of light flowing in those planes and all those souls will be contacted with spiritual guides and they will be guided to go wherever their higher purpose is. (Thank you). RichardDo E.T.’s have the equivalent of falling in love on other planets? COBRAThey feel love all the time. They dont fall in love they rise in love. (Beautiful, thank you.) LynnAre the White Draco council of 200 still actively ruling our planet? COBRAThey never were ruling our planet. RichardCobra, what is the difference between the portals and black holes which link distant places to the same universe and the one’s which link places in different universes? COBRABlack hole is just a concept which is used by current science to describe a certain reality of hyper dimensional worm holes.
NPR News
a year
The Huffington Post
a year
" Harry Potter " is probably more true-to-life than some of the riddikulus movies that are supposedly "based on a true story." And we solemnly swear that anyone who says different is up to no good. But every once in a while, even Hollywood exaggeration doesn't live up to what really happened. In honor of the 88th Academy Awards , here are eight true stories that were more intense than the Oscar-nominated films they inspired. 1. After getting attacked by the bear, the real Hugh Glass had maggots eat his dead, rotting flesh. Leonardo Dicaprio had a tough time filming " The Revenant ." (We get it, bro. It was cold.) No offense to Leo, but the real Hugh Glass had it a little tougher. In addition to getting mauled by a real bear, making a 200-mile journey after being left for dead and setting his own broken leg, Glass used maggots to eat his dead flesh to prevent gangrene from spreading.
Futurity
a year
That element of the research will require further study. Klein also wants to expand the study to people who have diabetes. We don't know whether people with diabetes will have the same response to this type of progressive weight loss, so it will be important in the future to repeat this type of study in people who have type 2 diabetes, he says. In the meantime, people with obesity can benefit significantly from losing even a little bit of weight. If you weigh 200 pounds, you will be doing yourself a favor if you can lose 10 pounds and keep it off, Klein says. You don't have to lose 50 pounds to get important health benefits. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, the Pershing Square Foundation, and the Longer Life Foundation funded the work. Source: Washington University in St. Louis The post Just a 5% weight loss can dramatically improve health appeared first on Futurity .
Max Keizer
a year
NPR News
a year
You could hypothetically benefit from choosing the upfront payoutprovided you invest the money instead of spending it. Which of course is exactly what you'd do, right? $220,968,000 The tax man cometh. If you win and choose the lump-sum payment, expect to pay north of $200 million in federal taxes, at the 39.6 percent top income bracket — not counting state income tax . 1 in 292,201,338 One in 292 million. Those are your odds of winning the jackpot. Not one in a million, not one in 10 million ... one in 292 million. Are you channeling your inner Lloyd Christmas right now ... "So you're telling me there's a chance?" Here's a way to more viscerally experience the long odds. The Los Angeles Times put together a demonstration of playing the Powerball odds , in chunks of $100 or $1,000 or more — tallying up your total losses over time. You can plug in truly enormous amounts of money and watch probability at work all afternoon, if that sounds like fun.
Open Culture
a year
In the third, he thinks back to his work Roaratorio, an Irish circus on Finnegans Wake , which converted Joyce’s novel into music, and imagines a way forward that would involve turning into music not one book at a time but several. In the fifth, he references Marcel Duchamp’s “The Creative Act,” which brought home for him the notion of how audiencesfinish the work by listening,” which led to his creating works of “musical sculpture,” including one particularly memorable example involving “between 150 and 200Yugoslavian high school students, all playing their instruments in different places. http://howtogetstarted.org/media/cage/JohnCage_HTGS_Part3.mp3 Cage’s other stories of creative epiphany in How to Get Started involve a trip to an anechoic chamber; finding out what made one dance performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts so “tawdry, shabby, miserable”; discovering the artist’s “inner clock” in Leningrad; and how he works around what no less a musical mind than Arnold Schoenberg diagnosed as his absent sense of harmony.
Politico
a year
Marco Rubio, another presidential candidate whose stock is rising, has already taken to criticizing Cruz frequently over his national security record. Other prominent voices, from the Wall Street Journal editorial board to Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, have piled on, blasting Cruzs vote for rolling back National Security Agency surveillance powers. A non-profit run by a political operative supportive of Rubio has already taken out a $200,000 ad in Iowa hitting Cruz on that subject. If this was Jan. 15, itd be a very different story, said Matt Beynon, a spokesman for Santorum, the rival who won Iowa in 2012 but is a longshot this cycle. Now youre going to have nearly two months of scrutiny. Time will tell if Cruz has the political staying power to rise or whether he wilts like many other campaigns have in the past.