Josh's First Live Event -
Josh's First Live Event
Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Thwomp Ruins -
Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Thwomp Ruins
Steph talks about baby chicks -
Steph talks about baby chicks
Cake – Short Skirt/Long Jacket -
Daft Punk – Technologic -
Gorillaz – HillBilly Man -
Cake – Love You Madly -
White Town – Your Woman -
Johnny Cash – God's Gonna Cut You Down -
Gorillaz – Superfast Jellyfish -
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger -
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks -
M.I.A. – Paper Planes -
Modest Mouse – Float On -
Cheetahs on the Edge--Director's Cut -
Cheetahs on the Edge--Director's Cut
Body Language – You Can -
Whooping cough vaccine found to wane in effectiveness after age 6 -
While some parents around the country have taken a stand against childhood vaccines, the outbreak is not being driven by unvaccinated children, according to the CDC. Most of the illnesses are in vaccinated youngsters, officials said. Dr. Maxine Hayes, health officer for the Washington State Department of Health, said it is important that people not mistake waning immunity for flat-out ineffectiveness. The vaccine is "still the best thing we have," she said. And vaccinated people who get whooping cough don't get as sick. - Josh Lewis
More Americans opting out of banking system - The Washington Post -
Released Wednesday, the study found that 821,000 households opted out of the banking system from 2009 to 2011 and that the so-called unbanked population grew to 8.2 percent of U.S. households. That means that roughly 17 million adults are without a checking or savings account. Another 51 million adults have a bank account, but use pawnshops, payday lenders or rent-to-own services, the FDIC said. This underbanked population has grown from 18.2 percent to 20.1 percent of households nationwide. - Josh Lewis
GM corn loses its edge against pests -
YOU can't keep a bad pest down. Corn rootworms in the US may have developed resistance to a protective chemical made by a genetically modified corn. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it plans to investigate the pest's resilience. Corn rootworms are one of the most damaging agricultural pests in the US. They impair corn's ability to absorb water and nutrients from the soil, says Michael Gray of the University of Illinois in Urbana. The economic impact of the insects, in terms of crop damage and the cost of pesticides, used to be around $1 billion a year, until the biotechnology firm Monsanto introduced its rootworm-killing variety of corn in 2003. - Josh Lewis
A Jaw-Dropping Explanation of How Governments Are Complicit in the Illegal Drug Trade | Alternet -
Another thing worth mentioning is what actually makes the largest sectors of global trade, what are they? It's oil, arms, and drugs - the difference being that because drugs are seen as an illegal product, economists don't study it as just another capitalist commodity - but it is a commodity. If you look at it from a market perspective, it works pretty much the same way as other commodities in the global financial system. ... We know that the estimated value of the global drug trade - and this is also debated by analysts - is worth something between US$300 billion to $500 billion a year. Half of that, something between $250-$300 billion and over actually goes to the United States. So what does this say if you use that imperial political economy approach I've talked about? It means that the imperial center, the financial center, is getting the most, and so it is in no interest for any great power (or state) to stop this if great amounts of the profits are flowing to the imperial center - Josh Lewis
CIA, Mossad team up to insult Islamic values -
Jones real background is that of an intelligence asset. His personal weakness is narcissism. His strength is his ability to hide behind what appears to be backward and ignorant exterior while actively working as an intelligence agent for a combination of rogue CIA elements, extremists in the former Stasi German group now called the DVD who partner with Israel’s Mossad. Jones is a spy, CIA trained, run by rogue handlers, and heavily promoted by Mossad elements throughout the Middle East and able to garner national news attention in the US when anyone else of his minor following and total lack of credibility would be ignored. - Josh Lewis
Maryland Police Are Deploying Cameras To Watch Other Cameras Read more: -
The police said that since April, six people have been involved camera damaging activities. One man literally pulled out a pistol and used the camera for target practice - Josh Lewis
Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination - World Politics - World - The Independent -
American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential. ... According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted. - Josh Lewis
US election system criticised over finance rules and voting restrictions -
US campaign finance rules, which have allowed wealthy individuals to pour millions of dollars into the 2012 presidential election, have shaken public confidence in the political process, according to a report by the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security. The commission, which is headed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, and comprises former world leaders and Nobel prize winners, has identified a rise in "uncontrolled, undisclosed, illegal and opaque" political finance across the world as a key threat to electoral integrity, in a new report due to be launched in the UK on Friday. The report singles out the US as an example of a country where lack of transparency and controls in political finance have left it struggling to restore the public's confidence in its elected officials to act in their interest. - Josh Lewis
The Pacific free trade deal that's anything but free | Dean Baker | Comment is free | -
The TPP is an effort to use the holy grail of free trade to impose conditions and override domestic laws in a way that would be almost impossible if the proposed measures had to go through the normal legislative process. The expectation is that by lining up powerful corporate interests, the governments will be able to ram this new "free trade" pact through legislatures on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. ... At this point, it's not really possible to discuss the merits of the TPP since the governments are keeping the proposed text a secret from the public. Only the negotiators themselves and a select group of corporate partners have access to the actual document. The top executives at General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Pfizer probably all have drafts of the relevant sections of the TPP. However, the members of the relevant congressional committees have not yet been told what is being negotiated. - Josh Lewis
Mexico says Gulf Cartel boss arrested -
The rival Zetas, who operate in the same northeastern part of the country, may seem poised to take advantage of their rival's vulnerability. But Grayson said internal divisions within the Zetas will prevent them from turning the heat up on the Gulf cartel, and that the Sinaloa cartel will be the trafficking group most likely to strengthen its position. - Josh Lewis
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