Max Keizer
5 days
and we consider the British threat to the EU: ‘if you give us a bad Brexit deal, we’ll push regulation-lite, tax haven UK even further in a race to the bottom and shoot ourselves in the foot.’ Featuring: John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Paul Monaghan , co-founding Director of the Fair Tax Mark and Miguel Alba , Policy researcher in private sector and tax policies in Oxfam Intermón, Spain Zonas LIbres de Paraisos Fiscales initiative . Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. http://traffic.libsyn.com/taxcast/Taxcast_Jan_17.mp3 Download the mp3 to listen offline anytime on your computer, mobile/cell phone or handheld device by right clicking here and selecting ‘save link as’ It's also available on iTunes ‘I would like to see a world where…some of the…providers, if it was possible, such as Microsoft and Apple [were] potentially not being able to operate on these public service contracts and the quid pro quo would be those businesses that were trading ethically… could start to pick up the contracts that were being vacated by the tax avoiders.
BoingBoing
7 days
Open Culture
11 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
13 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
The Event Chronicle
a month
Most popular and relevant alternative media websites and social media pages are now being affected by this heavy censoring, including the ones related to PrepareforChange.net. What is the resistance planning to do to counter this desperate attempt from the cabal to stop the spread of truth? COBRAActually this pathetic attempt will back fire because when people who are only reading the main stream media learn about the so-calledfakenews, they would like to find out what is about this “fake news”, so they will start searching for alternative media and especially when lists of so-calledfake news sites” are published in the main stream media. It’s free advertising for those alternative web-sites and it brings more traffic to them. It is like the presidential race when he (Trump) was given a lot of publicity, free publicity in the media they were against him, but they gave him a lot of publicity and this was part of his key to his success.
WhoWhatWhy
a month
We see a series of films that depict throughout the summer, over the course of three months, all of our cities getting blown up, all of the seas destroyed by monsters, the space aliens, one after another. The Golden Bridge usually blows up two or three times in the course of the summer. New York is always destroyed. This is what we do and I just like to imagine what we would think, let's say, of the French if all their movies were about the Eiffel Tower blowing up. Or if every Italian movie that came out for three months had the Coliseum blowing up. We’d start thinking “these people are mentally ill. There's something wrong with these people. These people are not only showing us an anxiety but they are showing us a desire.” There is something here that's weird and we don't see it because it's us, you know. I look at this, I look at that, and then I look at current trends in American life, and I say maybe we're seeing the same thing.
Informed Comment
a month
NPR News
a month
In State College, Pa., Penn State campus minister Ben Wideman saw a post about the signs on social media. He asked his parents, visiting his sister in Harrisonburg, to pick up 10 signs. Now, he's printed and distributed hundreds. Beyond Tolerance My Muslim friends talk about how wonderful it is to see signs in Arabic around town, making them feel a little safer," Wideman says. "And our neighbor who speaks Spanish was moved to tears by seeing our sign in our yard." The thousands of signs across the country all stem from a single, black-and-white, hand-painted sign on one church in HarrisonburgImmanuel Mennonite. Pastor Matthew Bucher was definitely not setting out to start a nationwide phenomenon. His sign went up last year after he was "pretty disappointed" with the rhetoric of the primary debates, especially as directed toward people who weren't born in the U.
NPR News
2 months
BoingBoing
2 months
Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . This episode is sponsored by EXO Protein Bars . EXO makes all-natural protein bars using cricket flour, a sustainable and complete source essential amino acids, high in iron, that produce 100x less greenhouse gas than cows. Oh yeah, and you'll never know its crickets because they are delicious and designed by a three-Michelin-star chef. Get your four-bar sample pack by visiting EXOProtein.com/sosmart . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse. Squarespace makes adding a domain to your site simple; if you sign up for a year you’ll receive a custom domain for free for a year.
NPR News
2 months
) The song, "We're Inupiaq," includes a verse about how the students who wrote it view the Inupiaq language: Today is the day to start a plan; preserve our language, our culture our land. The future is coming our culture's slowly dying but what are we doing? We're not even trying. I used to speak the words I learned in class. The man said it's not as important as English and math. "We The Inupiaq" Rap, North Slope Borough School District YouTube Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR .
The Event Chronicle
2 months
Or if Earth were hit by a solar EMP , we’d be knocked back to the 1800s and once factories and machines start to rot from neglect it would take another century or two to get microelectronics back into production. So the whole robot apocalypse or matrix movie scenario is only possible, and likely, if everything else stays constant, if financial or geological singularities dont arrive first. Therefore if you forget all about fringe stuff for a moment, assume there’s no such things as aliens, no natural disasters, no nuclear war or anything, then we’re still heading toward the tech singularity at the very least. If instead we face setbacks caused by natural disasters or climate change or economic collapse, then we’re looking at a primitive dark age instead. What typically happens during a dark age? Well, you have a shift from centralized control and services to decentralization.
BoingBoing
2 months
For example, an engineer might only have friends who are also engineers with the exception of a painter or a pilot. “Go there, because the whole process of change, and prediction, and handling innovation, which is why I started the K-Web and this app in the first place, tends in general to be a surprise.” This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
Peter Dale Scott: Well I think probably the first thing we want to see is who does he surround himself with? Who will be his Chiefs of Staff? Who will be his Secretary of State? Who will be his Attorney General? And then of course, he’ll probably assemble a coalition of people who start fighting each other, to some extent because he’s being so all over the map. Certainly, I think there’s going to be a huge gap between what he said he was going to do and what he actually does. That’s where I feel the deep state will kick in and if the president gets one thing done, like Obama Care, it’s a huge achievement, with Congress the way it is. Let’s talk about him first. He does certainly have skills and they’re conflicting. I think he suffers from egomania; that’s going to hurt him a lot; it hurt him at times in the campaign. But he’s much better at reaching people than we snobs thought he was and he’s smart.
BoingBoing
3 months
Why do people cheat? Why are our online worlds often so toxic? What motivates us to catch 'em all in Pokemon, grinding away for hours to hatch eggs? In this episode, psychologist Jamie Madigan, author of Getting Gamers, explains how by exploring the way people interact with video games we can better understand how brains interact with everything else. DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process.
Techradar
3 months
It's fast and simple, but still manages to look good. Just add RSS feeds to your feedly and you're ready to consume content from your phone. If you're new to RSS and not sure where to start the app also has a range of topics you can browse through for inspiration. Free There are any number of reasons you might want to record a call, from having proof of what someone said to simply making sure you can refer back to it in case you miss or forget something. With Call Recorder ACR this is simple, as it will record both sides of a conversation and you can set it to start recording automatically or manually. So if you want you can leave it activated and have every single phone call recorded (although you'll need to let people know if you are). Or if you want to be pickier but not to have to manually start it you can tell it just to record calls from non-contacts, selected contacts or other filters.
NPR News
3 months
Queensland Emergency Services personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Tuesday. Four people died after a malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride at the popular theme park. Dan Peled/AP Four people have died at an amusement park in Australia after an accident on a water ride on Tuesday. The victims were all adults — two men and two womenStuart Cohen reports from Sydney. The accident occurred at Dreamworld Amusement Park, a popular destination on Australia's Gold Coast, Cohen tells NPR. Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation Listen · 4:20 4:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed "> iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491531855/491531856" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Witnesses say the circular raft the people were in flipped over near the start of the ride," Cohen reports.
WhoWhatWhy
4 months
It's also the national security apparatus. Russ : Yes, it certainly is and that has been a focus of my reporting throughout my career. I kind of came added by accident because I was covering of various charities, the foreign aid humanitarian, aid organizations. I start discovering how many of them were cover for covert operations abroad where they were really trying to influence outcomes and governments in other countries. It is certainly in Nicaragua, Guatemalans, and really all over the world. There are covert structures everywhere. The national security apparatus is vast. I'm not just making this up. I mean, even there we usually try to classify their budget. They didn't want anyone of us to know the number of the total number of their budget and no accountability. The presidents don't have any grasp on any of this. There is one president who was actually told he couldn't know something because he was above his pay grade.
The Event Chronicle
4 months
(thank you) RichardCobra, is it necessary to clean up the astral level of earth before the Event can happen? COBRATo a great degree, yes, but the problem is not the Astral plane so much, the problem is the plasma plane which has to be cleaned quite much more than it is now. (thank you) LynnCobra, in a previous interview you said duality will end at the time of The Event. Does this mean we will become enlightened at the time of The Event? COBRANo. LynnWhat does it really mean, to “become enlightened?” COBRAEnlightenment means that you are becoming aware that you are coming in contact with your own true real identity which is The One so that contact is being made. It does not mean that the whole personality is already transformed but that transformation can really start at the moment of The Event. (thank you) RichardSo will people become enlightened after The Event.
NPR News
4 months
The Event Chronicle
4 months
Yemen moves its central bank away from the Houthi controlled areas. Syrian government has almost captured the entire city of Aleppo. US now pushing Russia, they want Russia out the UNSC. The US has nothing left, they will now need to create an event to start WWIII. Source: X22 Report
Techradar
4 months
3. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter Not just YouTube - this downloader works with Vevo, Vimeo and more At first glance, MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter seems a little basic, limited, too short on features to be really useful. But start to explore and you might be surprised. Choosing a file can be as easy as dragging and dropping the URL, for instance, or pasting it from the clipboard. The program doesn't just fetch YouTube files: it also works with Vevo.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Hype Machine. MP3 tag support enables entering the correct artist and album name from within the program, and you can start the download with a click. That's good, but the real highlights are hidden away in a tiny toolbar. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter can also download entire playlists, use a 'speed limit' mode to prevent it hogging your bandwidth, add music to iTunes, or - for really big jobs - automatically sleep or shut down your PC when the downloads have finished.
Max Keizer
4 months
Now the amount of deadwood that's piled up is many times greater than it was in 2008. Very few observers explore what happens after defaults start cascading through the system. Defaults mean loans and bonds won't be paid back. The owners of the bonds and debt (mortgages, auto loans, etc.) will have to absorb massive losses. Recall that banks rarely own the debt they originate: mortgages and auto loans are bundled and sold to investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, etc. So banks aren't the only institutions at risk: every institutional owner of debt-based assets is at risk. Two things happen in a default/deleveraging conflagration. One is that lenders get very wary of lending more money to anyone or any entity other than those with the lowest-risk profiles. That constricts lending to the bottom 95% who are already over-indebted.
NPR News
4 months
The video went viral and protesters began to gather at the area, de la Canal says. Glenn wasn't present for the start of the protest but says that, according to witnesses, it began peacefully. De la Canal reported on what happened next: "[A]s the night wore on, more protesters arrived, and the mood turned more aggressive. They forced the shutdown of Old Concord Road, right next to the rail tracks. "Overhead, a police helicopter was swinging its search light over the crowd, which stretched all the way down the street. "Just as the 11 o'clock freight train passed, protesters began throwing rocks and water bottles at police, and smashing in the windows of police cruisers, some so badly they had to be towed from the scene. Then, at once, police in riot gear, donned gas masks and helmets, and began shooting rounds of tear gas into the crowd." De la Canal reports that protesters wrapped T-shirts around their faces; some kneeled and raised their arms as they faced off with the officers.