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In Front of the Gift that Keeps on Giving

In Front of the Gift that Keeps on Giving

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There was a backlash in Germany back when Eddy Snowden blew everyone out of the water. Folks here were particularly incensed – a little bit because they bugged Angie Merkel’s phone – more so because many give two bits about privacy. But it just keeps coming.

I took this picture in February while in Cologne for Karneval (there’s some more about that HERE and HERE ). I forgot about it and it sat…

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wisconsincheese:

Happy Fourth of July from your friends at Wisconsin Cheese!

wisconsincheese:

Happy Fourth of July from your friends at Wisconsin Cheese!

guatepolitics:


A court in New York has sentenced former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to five years and 10 months in jail for taking bribes from Taiwan.
Portillo, who was extradited to the United States last year, has also been ordered to pay a $2.5m fine.
He pleaded guilty in March to attempting to launder the illegal money through American banks.
The judge has not decided whether he will serve the remainder of his sentence in the US or Guatemala.
Portillo has already spent a substantial amount of time in jail and has only another 18 months of his sentence to serve.

(Photo: Supporters of the former president took part in a demonstration in Guatemala City | Reuters via BBC)

guatepolitics:

A court in New York has sentenced former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to five years and 10 months in jail for taking bribes from Taiwan.

Portillo, who was extradited to the United States last year, has also been ordered to pay a $2.5m fine.

He pleaded guilty in March to attempting to launder the illegal money through American banks.

The judge has not decided whether he will serve the remainder of his sentence in the US or Guatemala.

Portillo has already spent a substantial amount of time in jail and has only another 18 months of his sentence to serve.

(Photo: Supporters of the former president took part in a demonstration in Guatemala City | Reuters via BBC)

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Remember that gift your parents got you that one Christmas, that you thought was so cool? It wasn’t cool. It’s in your at attic now. Here’s something that is forever cool! Ghostbusters Alternate Takes

This is just a test

This is just a test

So Getty Images(sorry the link goes to the German one – usability peeve – let me decide where I want to be, don’t do it for me, jerks) has done something pretty amazing. So if you go to their site, you can jump around through their photos and then, rather than having to license to use them on your blog or whatever, you can use it for free if you use their code. I’m just trying this out, but great…

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No, I won’t condemn anyone for putting ketchup on a hot dog. This is the land of the free. And if someone wants to put ketchup on a hot dog and actually eat the awful thing, that is their right …


… Sure, it would be disgusting and perverted, and they would be shaming themselves and their loved ones. But under our system of government, it is their right to be barbarians.

Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 21, 1995

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policymic:

17 #DangerousBlackKids you need to be very afraid of

The message was simple: These are just children, feared not for what they’ve done, but for what people are afraid they might do.

As a reminder of the potential within all young people, and of what they can accomplish when simply allowed to flourish, we’ve collected a sampling of black youth from around the globe who are making the world a better and brighter place. Most of these are drawn from The Root’s “Young Futurists 2014” and Forbes’ “30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2014.” May they serve not to divide youth into “good” and “bad” categories, but to celebrate what’s possible when they are merely allowed to live.

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