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Additional: 2017 Google CLOUDFLARE dressesandyarn: magicalhomesandstuff: What’s encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well, if the site you’re visiting is encrypted by the cyber security firm Cloudflare, your activity may be protected by a wall of lava lamps. Cloudflare covers websites for Uber, OKCupid, & FitBit, for instance. The wall of  lamps in the San Francisco headquarters generates a random code. Over 100  lamps, in a variety of colors, and their patterns deter hackers from accessing data.   As the lava lamps bubble and swirl, a video camera on the ceiling monitors their unpredictable changes and connects the footage to a computer, which converts the randomness into a virtually unhackable code. Codes created by machines have relatively predictable patterns, so it’s possible for hackers to guess their algorithms, posing a security risk. Lava lamps, add to the equation the sheer randomness of the physical world, making it nearly impossible for hackers to break through. You might think that this would be kept secret, but it’s not. Simply go in and ask to see the lava lamp display. By allowing people to affect the video footage, human movement, static, and changes in lighting from the windows work together to make the random code even harder to predict. So, by standing in front of the display, you add an additional variable to the code, making it even harder to hack. Isn’t that interesting?  via atlasobscura.com What the fuck.
Additional: 2017 Google
 CLOUDFLARE
dressesandyarn:

magicalhomesandstuff:




What’s encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well, if the site you’re visiting is encrypted by the cyber security firm Cloudflare, your activity may be protected by a wall of lava lamps. 




Cloudflare covers


websites for Uber, OKCupid, & FitBit, for instance. The wall of  lamps in the San Francisco headquarters generates a random code. Over 100  lamps, in a variety of colors, and their patterns deter hackers from accessing data. 

 



As the lava lamps bubble and swirl, a video camera on the ceiling monitors their unpredictable changes and connects the footage to a computer, which converts the randomness into a virtually unhackable code. 


Codes created by machines have relatively predictable patterns, so it’s possible for hackers to guess their algorithms, posing a security risk. Lava lamps, add to the equation the sheer randomness of the physical world, making it nearly impossible for hackers to break through.
You might think that this would be kept secret, but it’s not. Simply go in and ask to see the lava lamp display. By allowing people to affect the video footage, human movement, static, and changes in lighting from the windows work together to make the random code even harder to predict.





So, by standing in front of the display, you add an additional variable to the code, making it even harder to hack. Isn’t that interesting? 
via atlasobscura.com


What the fuck.

dressesandyarn: magicalhomesandstuff: What’s encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well, if the...

Additional: THE SEX BINARY IS A LIE inferior-mirage: antifakiddie: queerlection: [Image description - Image of the intersex pride flag with the text: THE SEX BINARY IS A LIE. End description.] If you disagree with this, you’re denying that intersex people exist/have a right to exist, just sayin. I disagree with this because my intersex disorder (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) is not a different sex. My diagnosis is specific to the presentation and symptoms expressed in a female body. Many intersex diagnoses - including Klinefelter’s, Turner’s, and hypospadias - continue to resemble our birth sex without confusion. If you disagree with this, you’re denying how variations on human sexual dimorphism cause significant problems to our health and fertility. Disorders of sex development reveal variation, not deliberate and distinct categories. If you read the archives of intersex advocacy organizations like OII or ISNA, we strongly reject being othered as fake males and females. Your ableist approach to erasing our chromosomal and phenotypic abnormalities to mark us separate but equal is not shared by the intersex community, medical professionals, or intersex activists.  Dr. Leonard Sax wrote, “This type of extreme social constructionism is confusing and is not helpful to clinicians, to their patients, or to their patients’ families. Diluting the term intersex to include “any deviation from the Platonic ideal of sexual dimorphism” (Blackless et al., 2000, p. 152), deprives the term of any clinically useful meaning. The available data support the conclusion that human sexuality is a dichotomy, not a continuum. More than 99.98% of humans are either male or female. If the term intersex is to retain any clinical meaning, the use of this term should be restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female. The birth of an intersex child, far from being ‘a fairly common phenomenon,’ is actually a rare event, occurring in fewer than 2 out of every 10,000 births.” The Intersex Society of North America rejected raising intersex babies as a third sex with this statement: “Sorry, gender warriors… We believe there are two problems with trying to raise kids in a ‘third gender.’ First, how would we decide who would count in the ‘third gender’? How would we decide where to cut off the category of male and begin the category of intersex, or, on the other side of the spectrum, where to cut off the category of intersex to begin the category of female? Second, and much more importantly, we are trying to make the world a safe place for intersexed kids, and we don’t think labeling them with a gender category that in essence doesn’t exist would help them.” Your flag is a lie. “Having two arms is a lie and if you disagree with this you’re saying that people with birth defects that give them additional limbs don’t have a right to exist!” What the fuck kind of logic is that? Intersex is by definition a defect that exists outside of the norm. Gender may be more up for debate but sex is definitely a binary.
Additional: THE SEX
 BINARY
 IS A LIE
inferior-mirage:
antifakiddie:

queerlection:


[Image description - Image of the intersex pride flag with the text: THE SEX BINARY IS A LIE. End description.]
If you disagree with this, you’re denying that intersex people exist/have a right to exist, just sayin.

I disagree with this because my intersex disorder (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) is not a different sex. My diagnosis is specific to the presentation and symptoms expressed in a female body. Many intersex diagnoses - including Klinefelter’s, Turner’s, and hypospadias - continue to resemble our birth sex without confusion.
If you disagree with this, you’re denying how variations on human sexual dimorphism cause significant problems to our health and fertility.
Disorders of sex development reveal variation, not deliberate and distinct categories. If you read the archives of intersex advocacy organizations like OII or ISNA, we strongly reject being othered as fake males and females. Your ableist approach to erasing our chromosomal and phenotypic abnormalities to mark us separate but equal is not shared by the intersex community, medical professionals, or intersex activists. 
Dr. Leonard Sax wrote, “This type of extreme social constructionism is confusing and is not helpful to clinicians, to their patients, or to their patients’ families. Diluting the term intersex to include “any deviation from the Platonic ideal of sexual dimorphism” (Blackless et al., 2000, p. 152), deprives the term of any clinically useful meaning. The available data support the conclusion that human sexuality is a dichotomy, not a continuum. More than 99.98% of humans are either male or female. If the term intersex is to retain any clinical meaning, the use of this term should be restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female. The birth of an intersex child, far from being ‘a fairly common phenomenon,’ is actually a rare event, occurring in fewer than 2 out of every 10,000 births.”
The Intersex Society of North America rejected raising intersex babies as a third sex with this statement: “Sorry, gender warriors… We believe there are two problems with trying to raise kids in a ‘third gender.’ First, how would we decide who would count in the ‘third gender’? How would we decide where to cut off the category of male and begin the category of intersex, or, on the other side of the spectrum, where to cut off the category of intersex to begin the category of female? Second, and much more importantly, we are trying to make the world a safe place for intersexed kids, and we don’t think labeling them with a gender category that in essence doesn’t exist would help them.”
Your flag is a lie.


“Having two arms is a lie and if you disagree with this you’re saying that people with birth defects that give them additional limbs don’t have a right to exist!” What the fuck kind of logic is that? Intersex is by definition a defect that exists outside of the norm. Gender may be more up for debate but sex is definitely a binary.

inferior-mirage: antifakiddie: queerlection: [Image description - Image of the intersex pride flag with the text: THE SEX BINARY IS A...

Additional: A Simple Mental Health Pain Scale thegracefulpatient.wordpress.com 1 2 3 Everything is a-okay! There is absolutely nothing wrong. You're probably cuddling a fluffy kitten right now. Enjoy! You're a bit frustrated or disappointed, but you're easily distracted and cheered up with little effort. Things are bothering you, but you're coping. You might be overtired or hungry. The emotional equivalent of a headache. M (OToday is a bad day (or a few bad days). You 4 5 5 6 still have the skills to get through it, but be gentle with yourself. Use self-care strategies Your mental health is starting to impact or your everyday life. Easy things are becoming difficult. You should talk to your doctor. You can't do things the way you usually do them due to your mental health. Impulsive and compulsive thoughts may be hard to cope with. You're avoiding things that make you more distressed, but that will make it worse. You should definitely seek help.This is serious. 7 8 9 10: You can't hide your struggles anymore. You may have issues sleeping, eating, having fun, socialising, and work/study. Your mental health is affecting almost all parts of your life You're at a critical point. You aren't functioning anymore. You need urgent help. You may be a risk to yourself or others if left untreated The worst mental and emotional distress possible. You can no longer care for yourself. You can't imagine things getting any worse. Contact a crisis line immediately. roane72: stevviefox: beauty-grace-outer-space: southernbitchface: buddhaprayerbeads: A simple mental health pain scale. I’m so thankful this exists. I think that many people with mental health issues (myself included) downplay what they’re going through. I’m an 8 right now. If I hadn’t seen this chart tonight I’d keep denying my struggle. Now I have to face it. Reblogging for my followers. My own mental health took a bit of a nosedive last week. Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. ♡♡ FYI for any who need it. Please seek help. This is clarifying for me. A 6 is a good day. I live at a 7-8. This summer I spent a lot of time at 9. (Yes, I have an excellent therapist and a lot of meds, this is just the way it is.) I’m hoping with the additional support I’m starting to get, I can drop back to 4-6.
Additional: A Simple Mental Health Pain Scale
 thegracefulpatient.wordpress.com
 1
 2
 3
 Everything is a-okay! There is absolutely
 nothing wrong. You're probably cuddling a
 fluffy kitten right now. Enjoy!
 You're a bit frustrated or disappointed, but
 you're easily distracted and cheered up
 with little effort.
 Things are bothering you, but you're coping.
 You might be overtired or hungry. The
 emotional equivalent of a headache.

 M (OToday is a bad day (or a few bad days). You
 4 5
 5
 6
 still have the skills to get through it, but be
 gentle with yourself. Use self-care strategies
 Your mental health is starting to impact or
 your everyday life. Easy things are becoming
 difficult. You should talk to your doctor.
 You can't do things the way you usually do
 them due to your mental health. Impulsive and
 compulsive thoughts may be hard to cope with.

 You're avoiding things that make you more
 distressed, but that will make it worse. You
 should definitely seek help.This is serious.
 7
 8
 9
 10:
 You can't hide your struggles anymore. You
 may have issues sleeping, eating, having fun,
 socialising, and work/study. Your mental
 health is affecting almost all parts of your life
 You're at a critical point. You aren't functioning
 anymore. You need urgent help. You may be a
 risk to yourself or others if left untreated
 The worst mental and emotional distress
 possible. You can no longer care for
 yourself. You can't imagine things getting
 any worse. Contact a crisis line immediately.
roane72:
stevviefox:

beauty-grace-outer-space:

southernbitchface:

buddhaprayerbeads:
A simple mental health pain scale.

I’m so thankful this exists. I think that many people with mental health issues (myself included) downplay what they’re going through.
I’m an 8 right now. If I hadn’t seen this chart tonight I’d keep denying my struggle. Now I have to face it.


Reblogging for my followers. My own mental health took a bit of a nosedive last week. Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. ♡♡


FYI for any who need it.  Please seek help.  

This is clarifying for me. A 6 is a good day. I live at a 7-8. This summer I spent a lot of time at 9. (Yes, I have an excellent therapist and a lot of meds, this is just the way it is.) I’m hoping with the additional support I’m starting to get, I can drop back to 4-6.

roane72: stevviefox: beauty-grace-outer-space: southernbitchface: buddhaprayerbeads: A simple mental health pain scale. I’m so thankf...

Additional: JRehling @JRehling THREAD In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself that gave away more than he intended. An open desk drawer revealed box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one another. 11:32 AM Oct 5, 2019 - Twitter Web App 8.1K Retweets 18.9K Likes JRehling @JRehling 23h Replying to @JRehling Even stranger, although the photo was taken in New York, the boxes include a type that is only sold in the United Kingdom, with a different box and distinctive ingredients not found in the U.S. SUDAFED MUCUS RELIEF DAY& NIGHT Capsules Paracetamol, Caffeine & Phenylephrine Reduces mucus Two different capsules-one for day and one for night 16 capsules DAY NIGHT t 486 89 2.4K JRehling @JRehling 23h Sudafed is sometimes used for a high that includes increased alertness, but also has a side effect of pupil dilation t 481 65 2.8K JRehling @JRehling 23h Abuse of this drug was rare, but in order to limits its abuse, regulations were passed limiting the frequency in which an individual could purchase it, and requiring the individual show ID. t270 68 1.9K JRehling @JRehling 23h The desk drawer full of Sudafed, including boxes in New York purchased in the UK indicate that the legal limits of purchase are being circumvented, and that the then-candidate Trump was abusing Sudafed for its high rather than its decongestant effect 27 t490 2.9K JRehling @JRehling 23h From addictionhope.com "A sign of abuse of this drug might be finding a large amount of cold medicine drug packaging among someone's belongings." Addiction Hope: Resources for Those Struggling.. Addiction Hope is an online recovery & support resource site. You'll find education about addicti... addictionhope.com 4 t278 2.1K JRehling @JRehling 23h Beyond pupil dilation, more serious side effects include hallucinations and paranoid psychosis It is very concerning for the entire planet that someone with access to nuclear weapons is showing signs of abusing a drug that leads to paranoid psychosis 16 L 719 4.1K JRehling @JRehling 23h A desk drawer full of a controlled substance, however benign, shows signs that someone is systematically circumventing the law. The side effects of a cold drug are particularly concerning in this case, is a threat to the security of the United States and the world. [END] and this ti394 43 2.7K JRehling @JRehling 23h Note: These observations are not original or complete. @CaslerNoel has posted on this previously, with additional details and deserves all credit for noticing this earlier. NoelCaslerComedy @CaslerNoel Sep 9 Trump snorted Adderall all thru the day on 'Apprentice' he also ate UK. Sudafed like candy. But at night and at parties he switched to cocaine and high-end Methamphetamine that was hand-delivered by Bikers. The point is he was always high. That hasn't changed. @realDonaldTrump 1687 3.2K 45 JRehling @JRehling 16h Replying to @JRehling In response to many who have wondered if the photo is real, it is still up on Trump's Twitter timeline. twitter.com/realdonaldtrum... chaoswolf1982: liberalsarecool: catbirdseat4u: ➣ NBD people…  Just the latest thing trending on Twitter ➣ Oh, and you can access Trump’s original tweet HERE. #SudafedHead Trump is not well. #Sudafed #addict Trump was never well. It’s just that now the proof is coming out.
Additional: JRehling
 @JRehling
 THREAD
 In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself that gave
 away more than he intended. An open desk drawer
 revealed box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one
 another.
 11:32 AM Oct 5, 2019 - Twitter Web App
 8.1K Retweets
 18.9K Likes

 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Replying to @JRehling
 Even stranger, although the photo was taken in New York, the boxes
 include a type that is only sold in the United Kingdom, with a different
 box and distinctive ingredients not found in the U.S.
 SUDAFED
 MUCUS RELIEF
 DAY& NIGHT Capsules
 Paracetamol, Caffeine & Phenylephrine
 Reduces mucus
 Two different capsules-one for day
 and one for night
 16 capsules
 DAY
 NIGHT
 t 486
 89
 2.4K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Sudafed is sometimes used for a high that includes increased
 alertness, but also has a side effect of pupil dilation
 t 481
 65
 2.8K

 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Abuse of this drug was rare, but in order to limits its abuse, regulations
 were passed limiting the frequency in which an individual could
 purchase it, and requiring the individual show ID.
 t270
 68
 1.9K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 The desk drawer full of Sudafed, including boxes in New York
 purchased in the UK indicate that the legal limits of purchase are being
 circumvented, and that the then-candidate Trump was abusing
 Sudafed for its high rather than its decongestant effect
 27
 t490
 2.9K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 From addictionhope.com
 "A sign of abuse of this drug might be finding a large amount of cold
 medicine drug packaging among someone's belongings."
 Addiction Hope: Resources for Those Struggling..
 Addiction Hope is an online recovery & support
 resource site. You'll find education about addicti...
 addictionhope.com
 4
 t278
 2.1K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Beyond pupil dilation, more serious side effects include hallucinations
 and paranoid psychosis
 It is very concerning for the entire planet that someone with access to
 nuclear weapons is showing signs of abusing a drug that leads to
 paranoid psychosis
 16
 L 719
 4.1K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 A desk drawer full of a controlled substance, however benign, shows
 signs that someone is systematically circumventing the law. The side
 effects of a cold drug are particularly concerning in this case,
 is a threat to the security of the United States and the world. [END]
 and this
 ti394
 43
 2.7K

 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Note: These observations are not original or complete.
 @CaslerNoel has posted on this previously, with additional details and
 deserves all credit for noticing this earlier.
 NoelCaslerComedy @CaslerNoel Sep 9
 Trump snorted Adderall all thru the day on 'Apprentice' he also ate
 UK. Sudafed like candy. But at night and at parties he switched to
 cocaine and high-end Methamphetamine that was hand-delivered
 by Bikers. The point is he was always high. That hasn't changed.
 @realDonaldTrump
 1687
 3.2K
 45
 JRehling @JRehling 16h
 Replying to @JRehling
 In response to many who have wondered if the photo is real, it is still up
 on Trump's Twitter timeline.
 twitter.com/realdonaldtrum...
chaoswolf1982:

liberalsarecool:

catbirdseat4u:


➣ NBD people…  Just the latest thing trending on Twitter
➣ Oh, and you can access Trump’s original tweet HERE.
#SudafedHead


Trump is not well. #Sudafed #addict

Trump was never well. It’s just that now the proof is coming out.

chaoswolf1982: liberalsarecool: catbirdseat4u: ➣ NBD people…  Just the latest thing trending on Twitter ➣ Oh, and you can access Trum...

Additional: gaming: Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game  Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you today! We’re talking, of course, of Untitled Goose Game, a slapstick simulator, where you play a goose hassling a town full of people who would very much like you to stop hassling them, please. It feels a bit like playing the videogame version of an old cartoon, complete with reactive soundtrack. Everything that happens in the game is very low stakes (the goose doesn’t get involved in political scandals, or drive a car off a ramp etc.), but there’s a lot of room for comedic performance in doing things like stealing clothes off a washing line and dumping them in a pond. The team at House House shares roles a lot, and so the game was predominantly designed collaboratively by four people. We chatted with Stuart Gillespie-Cook, who mostly works on animation. Also within House House is Jake Strasser, largely responsible for the design of levels and environments, Nico Disseldorp who does all the programming, and Michael McMaster who mostly works on art direction and UI. The iconic sound effects were made by Em Halberstadt, and Dan Golding designed the music. There’s also art from Kalonica Quigley and additional UI programming from Cherie Davidson. Stuart Gave us the lowdown on the curious title, the game mechanics, and dream crossovers. Read on! What’s the story behind the title of the game? This more or less happened by accident; at first, we just needed something to put on a video we were submitting to a festival. It’s become one of the best things about the game, and I’m so glad we stuck with it. I will say it’s a weird thing to explain when your very not-online hairdresser asks you “oh, what game are you working on?”  How did the team come up with the animation style? The whole visual style of the game is designed to be nice and clean, very readable and approachable. The animation specifically takes a lot of inspiration from slapstick and pantomime—with big, over the top reactions that are impossible to miss. We wanted to squeeze as much emotion as possible out of these people without facial expressions, so everything has to be evoked with body language. We also lean heavily on two dimensional, hand-drawn effects that are lifted from comics—lines to represent the direction of a honk, stars when someone hits their thumb with a hammer, etc. Untitled Goose Game offers a unique take on the puzzle genre. What other mechanics can we expect? Because it’s a game that’s largely about interacting with a bunch of people, the game borrows heavily from AI systems in stealth games. Playing with a character’s awareness of where the goose is, where they left their stuff, where that sound came from etc. is a big part of the comedy of the game. So, while it’s less restrictive than most stealth games, and there’s no real fail state (ie. if a character sees a goose, they’ll think “ah, there’s a goose” rather than “I’d better shoot and kill that spy”), those explicit behaviours that are so present in the stealth genre are really important in our goose game. If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why? It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game. Otherwise, we’re always open to having the goose in Smash. Are you ready to fulfill your wildest dreams of becoming a mischevious goose and harassing people? Of course you are! Check out the website to find out how you can get your hands wings on Untitled Goose Game!
Additional: gaming:
Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game 
Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you today! We’re talking, of course, of Untitled Goose Game, a slapstick simulator, where you play a goose hassling a town full of people who would very much like you to stop hassling them, please. It feels a bit like playing the videogame version of an old cartoon, complete with reactive soundtrack. Everything that happens in the game is very low stakes (the goose doesn’t get involved in political scandals, or drive a car off a ramp etc.), but there’s a lot of room for comedic performance in doing things like stealing clothes off a washing line and dumping them in a pond.
The team at House House shares roles a lot, and so the game was predominantly designed collaboratively by four people. We chatted with Stuart Gillespie-Cook, who mostly works on animation. Also within House House is Jake Strasser, largely responsible for the design of levels and environments, Nico Disseldorp who does all the programming, and Michael McMaster who mostly works on art direction and UI. The iconic sound effects were made by Em Halberstadt, and Dan Golding designed the music. There’s also art from Kalonica Quigley and additional UI programming from Cherie Davidson. Stuart Gave us the lowdown on the curious title, the game mechanics, and dream crossovers. Read on!
What’s the story behind the title of the game?
This more or less happened by accident; at first, we just needed something to put on a video we were submitting to a festival. It’s become one of the best things about the game, and I’m so glad we stuck with it. I will say it’s a weird thing to explain when your very not-online hairdresser asks you “oh, what game are you working on?”  
How did the team come up with the animation style?
The whole visual style of the game is designed to be nice and clean, very readable and approachable. The animation specifically takes a lot of inspiration from slapstick and pantomime—with big, over the top reactions that are impossible to miss. We wanted to squeeze as much emotion as possible out of these people without facial expressions, so everything has to be evoked with body language. We also lean heavily on two dimensional, hand-drawn effects that are lifted from comics—lines to represent the direction of a honk, stars when someone hits their thumb with a hammer, etc.


Untitled Goose Game offers a unique take on the puzzle genre. What other mechanics can we expect?
Because it’s a game that’s largely about interacting with a bunch of people, the game borrows heavily from AI systems in stealth games. Playing with a character’s awareness of where the goose is, where they left their stuff, where that sound came from etc. is a big part of the comedy of the game. So, while it’s less restrictive than most stealth games, and there’s no real fail state (ie. if a character sees a goose, they’ll think “ah, there’s a goose” rather than “I’d better shoot and kill that spy”), those explicit behaviours that are so present in the stealth genre are really important in our goose game.
If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why?
It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game. Otherwise, we’re always open to having the goose in Smash.
Are you ready to fulfill your wildest dreams of becoming a mischevious goose and harassing people? Of course you are! Check out the website to find out how you can get your hands wings on Untitled Goose Game!

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Additional: Jason Hickel @jasonhickel This story is a real bombshell. Reporter Ryan Grim reveals that one of the biggest culprits of Amazon destruction is a US company, Blackstone, whose CEO is close friends with Trump and bankrolls the US Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell A Top Financier of Trump and McConnell Is a Driving Force Behind Amazo... Steve Schwarzman is the CEO of the Blackstone Group, which partially owns a Brazilian firm that is helping transform the Amazon from jungle to ... theintercept.com 3:27 AM Aug 28, 2019 Twitter Web App 6.5K Likes 6K Retweets spaceconveyor: feelingbluepolitics: feelingbluepolitics: catbirdseat4u: ➣  Go HERE for the dirt   — There’s plenty. Highest recommendation. https://theintercept.com/2019/08/27/amazon-rainforest-fire-blackstone/ “The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans.” “Schwarzman, a founder of Blackstone, owns roughly a fifth of the company, making him one of the world’s richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million, which was, in fact, a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He has been generous toward McConnell and [t]rump with that wealth. In 2016, he gave $2.5 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, McConnell’s Super PAC and put Jim Breyer, McConnell’s billionaire brother-in-law, on the board of Blackstone. Two years later, Schwarzman kicked in $8 million to McConnell’s Super PAC.  “Blackstone employees have given well over $10 million to McConnell and his Super PAC over the years, making them the biggest source of direct financing over McConnell’s career. McConnell’s Senate campaign declined to comment. “Schwarzman is a close friend and adviser to [t]rump, and served as the chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum until it fell apart in the wake of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, in which [t]rump famously praised 'very fine people, on both sides.’ In December 2017, as the final details of the GOP tax cut were being ironed out, Schwarzman hosted a $100,000-a-plate fundraiser for [t]rump. Some of [trump’s] dinner companions complained about the tax bill, and days later, [t]rump slashed the top percentage rate in the final package from 39.6 to 37.  …"Bolsonaro has plans to pave significantly more roads in the Amazon that have otherwise been impassable much of the year, a project made feasible by international financing. …"Of course, Hidrovias is also involved in paving B.R.-163 and other development projects in the region. Those projects, such as the paving of the highway, have additional indirect — though entirely predictable — consequences, as they spur side roads that make previously difficult-to-reach areas of the Amazon accessible for mining, logging, or further deforestation. …"A Blackstone spokesperson noted that the fund only owns 9.3 percent* of Hidrovias. But that ignores the 55.8 percent of Hidrovias that is owned by Pátria Investimentos. On Hidrovias’s website, Pátria is described as a company ‘in partnership with Blackstone,’ and it is known in the financial industry to be a Blackstone company.” *Pay no attention to claimed percentages of ownership. What goes on behind ownership curtains is fluidly incestuous. For example, from April 2019: Blackstone Transfers 35% Stake in Brazil’s Alphaville Urbanismo to Pátria (em português) “Blackstone transferred its 35% stake in Brazilian real estate developer Alphaville Urbanismo to its partner Pátria Investimentos. Blackstone and Pátria originally invested R$1.4b in June 2013 for a 70% stake in the company. The two firms formed a partnership in 2010 and Blackstone retains a 40% stake in Pátria.” —– Keep in mind, It’s not like this graft flows directly, or just one way. Trump USDA is paying millions to a shady Brazilian meatpacking company under DOJ, SEC investigation Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers Every American farmer who has lost their Chinese market for soybeans – all of them – should be wondering how it was that trump “woke up” one morning with his idea of a trade war with China. Had his close friend Schwartzman told trump the Brazilian road and terminal were ready? There is no question that the Amazon rainforest is burning right now to open new farm land in order to meet China’s soybean market. I wanted Blackstone to get fucked prior to this, now…now I want them to SUFFER.
Additional: Jason Hickel
 @jasonhickel
 This story is a real bombshell. Reporter Ryan Grim
 reveals that one of the biggest culprits of Amazon
 destruction is a US company, Blackstone, whose CEO
 is close friends with Trump and bankrolls the US
 Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell
 A Top Financier of Trump and McConnell Is a Driving Force Behind Amazo...
 Steve Schwarzman is the CEO of the Blackstone Group, which partially owns
 a Brazilian firm that is helping transform the Amazon from jungle to ...
 theintercept.com
 3:27 AM Aug 28, 2019 Twitter Web App
 6.5K Likes
 6K Retweets
spaceconveyor:

feelingbluepolitics:


feelingbluepolitics:

catbirdseat4u:
➣  Go HERE for the dirt   — There’s plenty.
Highest recommendation.
https://theintercept.com/2019/08/27/amazon-rainforest-fire-blackstone/
“The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans.”
“Schwarzman, a founder of Blackstone, owns roughly a fifth of the company, making him one of the world’s richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million, which was, in fact, a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He has been generous toward McConnell and [t]rump with that wealth. In 2016, he gave $2.5 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, McConnell’s Super PAC and put Jim Breyer, McConnell’s billionaire brother-in-law, on the board of Blackstone. Two years later, Schwarzman kicked in $8 million to McConnell’s Super PAC. 
“Blackstone employees have given well over $10 million to McConnell and his Super PAC over the years, making them the biggest source of direct financing over McConnell’s career. McConnell’s Senate campaign declined to comment.
“Schwarzman is a close friend and adviser to [t]rump, and served as the chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum until it fell apart in the wake of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, in which [t]rump famously praised 'very fine people, on both sides.’  In December 2017, as the final details of the GOP tax cut were being ironed out, Schwarzman hosted a $100,000-a-plate fundraiser for [t]rump. Some of [trump’s] dinner companions complained about the tax bill, and days later, [t]rump slashed the top percentage rate in the final package from 39.6 to 37. 
…"Bolsonaro has plans to pave significantly more roads in the Amazon that have otherwise been impassable much of the year, a project made feasible by international financing.
…"Of course, Hidrovias is also involved in paving B.R.-163 and other development projects in the region. Those projects, such as the paving of the highway, have additional indirect — though entirely predictable — consequences, as they spur side roads that make previously difficult-to-reach areas of the Amazon accessible for mining, logging, or further deforestation.
…"A Blackstone spokesperson noted that the fund only owns 9.3 percent* of Hidrovias. But that ignores the 55.8 percent of Hidrovias that is owned by Pátria Investimentos. On Hidrovias’s website, Pátria is described as a company ‘in partnership with Blackstone,’ and it is known in the financial industry to be a Blackstone company.”
*Pay no attention to claimed percentages of ownership.  What goes on behind ownership curtains is fluidly incestuous.  For example, from April 2019:
Blackstone Transfers 35% Stake in Brazil’s Alphaville Urbanismo to Pátria (em português)
“Blackstone transferred its 35% stake in Brazilian real estate developer Alphaville Urbanismo to its partner Pátria Investimentos. Blackstone and Pátria originally invested R$1.4b in June 2013 for a 70% stake in the company. The two firms formed a partnership in 2010 and Blackstone retains a 40% stake in Pátria.”
—–
Keep in mind, 
It’s not like this graft flows directly, or just one way.
Trump USDA is paying millions to a shady Brazilian meatpacking company under DOJ, SEC investigation
Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers

Every American farmer who has lost their Chinese market for soybeans – all of them – should be wondering how it was that trump “woke up” one morning with his idea of a trade war with China.  Had his close friend Schwartzman told trump the Brazilian road and terminal were ready?
There is no question that the Amazon rainforest is burning right now to open new farm land in order to meet China’s soybean market.


I wanted Blackstone to get fucked prior to this, now…now I want them to 
SUFFER.

spaceconveyor: feelingbluepolitics: feelingbluepolitics: catbirdseat4u: ➣  Go HERE for the dirt   — There’s plenty. Highest recommend...

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comparativelysuperlative:

prokopetz:

thesparkofrevolution:


blacktyranitar:

thesparkofrevolution:

jakovu:

dama3:

tastefullyoffensive:
Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34)
old school hate mail


Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock


Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS.


Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole


More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals.


And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts:
He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere.
The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house.
Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.).
But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that?
[ source ]

Okay, but imagine from the other guy’s point of view. You send angry letters about how Ea-nasir shipped you half a ton of subpar copper, and then 3800 years later—


History: you are without a doubt the worst business man ive ever heard of
Ea-nasir:

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Additional: I THINK, I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT'S NOT THE REAL QUESTION, ANDREW... -REGARDING THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESPONSE TO THE THREAT? ...THE REAL QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT HE'S MAN ENOUGH TO STAND UP TO US YES, I'M WONDERING IF THERE'S BEEN ANY REACTION TO THE PIECE THAT WAS RUN IN THE DAILY PLANET THIS MORNING HAVEN'T READ IT, HAVEN'T SEEN IT LET'S SEE... COLBY? -IT'S THE LOIS LANE PIECE, IT RAN THIS MORNING ABOUT THE REFUGEE CAMPS CAN'T COMMENT IF I HAVEN'T READ IT, COLBY, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS THAT WERE RELEASED TODAY? DOES ANYONE HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THAT? I DO ACTUALLY, LEE-ANNE.. NOW D ...I ACTUALLY DO HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE NUMBERS ABOUT THE NUMBERS LOIS? SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE ONES REPORTED THIS MORNING, YES ALL RIGHT PRESS ALCESS -ALL PAID TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN EXCHANGE FOR- 9.4 MILLION DOLLARS FROM MERRICK UNROE, 10.7 FROM LEXCORP ANOTHER 8.5 FROM AGGER AND SHAW THAT'S ENOUGH, THAT'S NOT- WAIT, WAIT- THE GRANTING OF SPECIFIC CONTRACTS, INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 22 MILLION EARMARKED FOR QUOTE-UNQUOTE TENDER CARE CAMPS WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THIS? WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THESE FIGURES? YOU'RE MAKING IT UP THAT'S ALL THIS IS I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO DIVULGE MY SOURCES ...I THINK YOU NEED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION. I'M NOT GOING TO DIGNIFY LET'S TAKE ANOTHER DO YOU DENY THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS MONETIZING THE SEPARATION OF CHILDREN FROM THEIR FAMILIES? IS THAT A DENIAL? MS MCCARTHY? ANSWER THE QUESTION, LEE-ANNE GLORIA, DO YOU- ANSWER THE QUESTION. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS EIGHTEEN MONTHS... A REMARKABLE EXCHANGE TODAY BETWEEN PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING JOURNALIST LOIS LANE AND WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON LEE-ANNE MCCARTHY..." CULMINATING IN LANE'S EJECTION FROM THE BRIEFING AND THE REVOKING OF HER CREDENTIALS WHEN THE PRESS SECRETARY REFUSED TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY PLANET THIS MORNING DESPITE REPEATED REQUESTS TO DO SO... "LUPON RESUMPTION OF THE BRIEFING MCCARTHY AGAIN FACED QUESTIONING... THIS TIME BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PRESS CORPS WHO CONTINUED LANE'S LINE OF INQUIRY RESULTING IN MCCARTHY CALLING A PREMATURE END TO THE BRIEFING "AT THIS TIME, THE ADMINISTRATION HAS OFFERED NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THE EXCHANGE... MORE ON THIS STORY AS IT DEVELOPS..." why-i-love-comics: Lois Lane #1 - “Enemy of the People” (2019) written by Greg Ruckaart by Mike Perkins & Paul Mounts
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why-i-love-comics:

Lois Lane #1 - “Enemy of the People” (2019)
written by Greg Ruckaart by Mike Perkins & Paul Mounts

why-i-love-comics: Lois Lane #1 - “Enemy of the People” (2019) written by Greg Ruckaart by Mike Perkins & Paul Mounts

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 Knight: I have trained in all forms of combat and weapons since
 birth. I cannot be bested
 Some horsecock motherfucker:
 Knight:
 What the fuck
 cerastes
 OH FUCK YESI GET TO TALK ABOUT LANTERN SHIELDS.
 For anyone seeing this post and wondering what kind of unholy
 heresy is currently having a blacksmithing orgy in front of their eyes,
 this is called a Lantern Shield.
 This came from, YOU GUESSED IT, fucking Italy, home of lunatic
 steel-weaving mother fuckers who often simply looked at each other
 and by each other, I mean their frenzied reflections in their shattered
 mirrors, and said "WHAT IF WE JUST DO THINGS", which is, as we
 all know, Aunt Jemima's recipe for success.
 Lantern Shields were very indicative: They were meant to be
 bucklers that could carry a lantern, oftentimes for night time duels
 Now, you're wondering, why carry a lantern on a night duel when it
 could just prove detrimental to your overall movement? Why, to blind
 the mother fucker, of coursel But, see, and this is the funny thing
 about Italy, when Italian blacksmiths realized that they could just add
 hook to a buckler, they noticed they could also just add whatever
 the thrice condemned shit they wanted to them, so they started
 forging stakes, spikes, and blades that protruded out of the buckler
 and gauntlet as additional defense against anyone who, due to the
 poor visibility of mist shrouded, dark blanketed nights, would just
 walk right into your handheld barracks.
 mean, nothing better than a bloke closing the distance to you losing
 an eye or six because they didn't consider you might just carry a
 porcupine on your arm, right?
 Some specimens exists, but these are not numerous. If you know of
 or possess an actual, physical Lantern Shield, congratulations, you
 probably have an item that likely killed.
 Source: the-man-who-sold-za-warudo
 Jan 26th, 2019
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