16 votes

How The Coming Silver Bubble Will Develop

The two greatest upward price forces known to man, an asset bubble and a genuine commodity shortage, appear set to combine in silver. Either one, alone, would have a profound impact on the price, but the combination seems both inevitable and almost impossible to contemplate in terms of how high the price of silver could be driven. And it’s hard to see how intense investment buying wouldn’t trip off industrial user attempted inventory stockpiling or vice versa; it doesn’t matter which comes first.

17 votes

Multimillionaire CEO of Centreplate caught beating defenceless puppy (VIDEO)


http://youtu.be/0Bm8v5AyYqE

A MULTIMILLIONAIRE sports catering CEO has been caught on tape abusing and beating a defenceless puppy.

Des Hague was in the elevator of a Vancouver apartment building when he repeatedly kicked the terrified Doberman in the stomach as the terrified dog cowered against the wall.

The sickening surveillance video shows Hague yanking hard on the dog’s leash, pulling it up sharply around its neck, causing the animal to choke.

Hague is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas — including the New Orleans Superdome and Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco — across the US.

43 votes

Rand Paul WSJ oped: How U.S. Interventionists Abetted the Rise of ISIS

By RAND PAUL
Aug. 27, 2014 6:35 p.m. ET

As the murderous, terrorist Islamic State continues to threaten Iraq, the region and potentially the United States, it is vitally important that we examine how this problem arose. Any actions we take today must be informed by what we've already done in the past, and how effective our actions have been.

Shooting first and asking questions later has never been a good foreign policy. The past year has been a perfect example.

26 votes

Koch brothers fund campaign against police militarization

Left-leaning American politicos often complain about the political activities of the “evil” Koch brothers. They argue that George and David Koch use their disproportionate wealth to bend the American political system to suit their will. However, mainstream media outlets rarely point out the types of causes that the duo advocate for with their hard-earned wealth.

http://benswann.com/billionaire-koch-brothers-fund-campaign-...

29 votes

When Idiots Keep Bees

We finally got a swarm of bees this spring! I put the lovely Warre hive boxes that hawkiye made to use at last! When the time came to add a box, I was living on the farm in the RV, the only bee book I had was "Beekeeping For Dummies" (a much loved and used gift!) and I just flipped to the page about adding a box. I went out and put the empty box on top of the full one. OK, my husband put it on top, but I was the one who said to do it. It had only been there a few days before I remembered that is one of the differences with Warre boxes, and we went to move it. Too late.

31 votes

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet - Article on MaidSafe


http://youtu.be/RdGH40oUVDY

http://maidsafe.net/

Tip of the hat to Ernest Hancock, and the DP's Joη for this great article.

by Natasha Lomas | TechCrunch
July 23, 2014

Do we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with cold hard cash, but with our privacy — as digital business models rely on gathering and selling intel on their users to make the money to pay (the investors who paid) for the free service.

Users are also increasingly paying with time and attention, as more ad content — and more adverts masquerading as, infiltrating and degrading content — thrusts its way in front of our eyeballs in ever more insidious ways. Whether it’s repurposing our friends’ photos and endorsements to socially engineer selling us stuff, or resorting to other background tracking and targeting tricks to divert our attention from whatever it was we were actually trying to do online.

25 votes

Jury Finds Texas Man Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Drunk Driver Who Killed Two Sons

A jury returned a verdict of not guilty today for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons.

David Barajas was accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old Jose Banda in December 2012 after Banda plowed into a vehicle that Barajas and his two sons had been pushing on a rural road in Alvin, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

The Barajas family broke into tears in the courtroom today while Jose Banda's family sat in stunned belief.

https://gma.yahoo.com/jury-finds-texas-man-not-guilty-shooti...

23 votes

The real cause of the California drought: The Government

California’s San Joaquin Valley is the salad bowl of the world, providing the majority of fruits and vegetables for the entire nation. But, with another man-made drought looming, the San Joaquin Valley is in danger of becoming a dust bowl unless immediate action is taken to change policies that put the needs of fish above the livelihood of people.

House Republicans have a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to end future man-made droughts, bring job and water supply certainty to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys in California and decrease reliance on foreign food sources.

13 votes

U.N. Wants To Ban Indoor E-Cigarette Use

The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes by banning their use indoors. The WHO advised that e-cigarette use remain illegal indoors until studies prove that it is harmless to bystanders.

In addition, the WHO urged its 194 members to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and to regulate the advertising and promotion of “vaping” devices.

From U.S. News & World Report:

25 votes

Monsanto's Worst Nightmare Coming True: The Rise of GMO Labeling

Activists against GMOs just might take down the biotech giants after all. GMO labeling could soon be a sweet reality.

Last week, Colorado broke a new record by bringing 16,950 signatures to a GMO labeling campaign for fall’s election, more than double the qualifying signatures needed to make sure that GMO labeling is on the ballot. This huge message to Monsanto accompanies a similar campaign in Oregon, all while the biotech industry awaits approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more Agent Orange chemicals (2,4-D) to be used where glyphosate has failed.

7 votes

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images.

But DeFoggi—convicted today in Maryland on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn—must have believed his use of the Tor anonymizing network shielded him from federal investigators.

8 votes

California Legislature votes to ban Confederate Flag, but they don't know which one!

Typical California!

Here is the California flag banning bill text, and link:

"The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.
Chapter 2.9 (commencing with Section 8195) is added to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
CHAPTER 2.9. Confederate Flag

8195.

6 votes

GRAPHIC! Suppossedly this is video of ISIS going and randomly shooting people in Iraq

Possible war propaganda but disturbing none the less. Very graphic.


http://youtu.be/RTosGni1BwA

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