Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reddit-'Submit a link' to anything interesting: but not this...

Confessions From the Inside: Reddit’s Political Underbelly is not a Pretty Site

December 19, 2012
By Anomaly

Oh no. Reddit banned us. What do we do NOW? Reddit’s censorship warriors just arbitrarily banned our asses.

Reddit’s SOPA stance is hypocritical, and in their pursuit of seeking more revenue, they have ceased listening to their user base while in the midst of a corporately owned powerhouse.

Articles submitted to the behemoth social site Reddit are voted on, or down voted by the site users. Some sites hire promoters to give their site some attention/traffic. Reddit has used this synopsis to arbitrarily ban certain sites, even without providing evidence, which they claim to have in their possession. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and the Reddit user base are/have been involved in anti-censorship activism which is admirable and also the reason that I first fell in love with Reddit, but the site itself has morphed into the epitome of censorship. As a news aggregator they are taking certain steps to ban users and sites in a fashion which seems suspect.  Of course, Reddit does not see this as censorship but without evidence of any wrongdoing, it most certainly is exactly that.

The Daily Dot reports:

“….a small group of volunteer moderators have close ties to Reddit’s paid staff, causing some to worry that those moderators hold unfair influence in a community that takes pride in an egalitarian ethos.”

See: Pastebin

Reddit has moderators to be sure the rules are adhered to; no editing of titles, no spamming and no doxxing. By spam (to moderators), that means no more than one out of ten submissions should be from your site or what a person has authored. The unwritten rules of which the user base is not made privy to, is that one may not submit from any site more than once out of ten times. So users believe they are following the rules and are told later, or even told via a ban that they are not adhering to the unwritten rules. " continued:


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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Decay - The LHC Zombie Movie Dec 8 2012 Full Movie

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" DECAY is a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students. It will be released free online on the 8th of December, under a Creative Commons license.

Trapped underground at the world's largest particle accelerator, a group of students make a deadly discovery. "

Monday, November 26, 2012

Late night work music Nov 26 2012

Tic Tac Toe - Ist Der Ruf Erst Ruiniert

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Professional Murder Music - Something New

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Linkin Park - Numb

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Schnitt Acht - Rage

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Lead Into Gold - Faster Than Light

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Shellac - Steady As She Goes

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Friday, November 02, 2012

DECAY Official Trailer - a zombie film made and set at the LHC

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Friday, October 26, 2012

"Forward" (Official Video)

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" A brand new grassroots song and music video in support of President Obama's re-election produced by the Executive Producer behind the iconic "Yes We Can" music video of 2008 with "

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paul Ryan's homeless shelter photo op draws criticism

10/16/12 in 60 Seconds: Paul Ryan's homeless shelter photo op draws criticism, Lewis Black finds the one honest man in America, and Eugene Jarecki questions America's failed war on drugs.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tears of Steel - Blender Foundation's fourth short Open Movie

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Election Analytics - Presidential Results 2012

Election Analytics

" Welcome to Election Analytics, a web tool that tracks and analyzes polling data to forecast who will win the upcoming November 2012 elections. The analytics used in our computations are based on Bayesian statistics and operations research methodologies. " continued:

* generated with strong republican lean selected


Register to vote:

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission

The National Mail Voter Registration Form

Registering to Vote


See also:

The current view of the 2012 presidential election.

Poll Tracker:

Politics and Elections - election projection

Thursday, September 27, 2012

do we have a fundamental affirmative individual right to vote in our Constitution? The answer may surprise you

Do we have a fundamental affirmative individual right to vote in our Constitution? The answer may surprise you ?

" NO! " -- continued:


See also:

Things That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution

" Have you ever heard someone say, "That's unconstitutional!" or "That's my constitutional right!" and wondered if they were right? You might be surprised how often people get it wrong. You might also be surprised how often people get it right. Your best defense against misconception is reading and knowing your Constitution.

A lot of people presume a lot of things about the Constitution. Some are true, some are not. This page will detail some of the things that people think are in the Constitution, but are not. " -- continued:


Why We Need the Right to Vote Amendment

" .... The right to vote is the foundation of any democracy. Yet most Americans do not realize that we do not have a constitutionally protected right to vote. While there are amendments to the U.S. Constitution that prohibit discrimination based on race (15th), sex (19th) and age (26th), no affirmative right to vote exists.

The 2000 Presidential Election was the first time many Americans realized the necessity of a constitutional right to vote. The majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, in Bush v. Gore (2000), wrote, "The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States." The U.S. is one of only 11 other democracies in the world with no affirmative right to vote enshrined in its constitution. ... " -- continued:


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Mexican Mormon War (Drug Cartels vs. Mormons)

The Mexican drug cartels are at war… with Mormons. VICE founder Shane Smith went down to Ciudad Ju├írez, near the US border, to investigate this bizarre story.
We learn how the “Mormon Manson” turned his family into assassins, leading to the murder of 40 people, all in the name of blood atonement. The cartel boss “El Rikin” gets revenge against a local Mormon community leader... " -- continued:

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We The Tiny House People

This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.
Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people living in tiny houses. For around five years she was traveling the world and filming these segments.
Kirsten Dirksen is co-founder of and a Huffington Post blogger. She has worked for MTV, Oxygen, The Travel Channel and Sundance Channel.
From the author: I still live in a relatively spacious 1000 square foot apartment with my family of .... " -- Continued:

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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Real Danger to America is not Foreign Terrorists but Domestic Morons

By Cosmic Surfer

What creates such hate and fear in any human that would lead him to incite hate, fear and violence, leading to murder and potential planetary war?

As America prepared for the anniversary of  ”September 11,” re-living, re-wounding and ruminating over the events of eleven years ago – Watching the repeats of every conceivable video ever created of that morning in 2001 – another attack, by “Americans” this time, against peace and the planet was well underway.

A video, released on You Tube, “created” by a fantasized “filmmaker” named “Sam Bacile” (or “Youssef M Basseley” according to the call put out by Pharoah Voice, Inc” in 2011 , now determined to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, convicted felon, acting out his blood-lust and hate, or any number of people who have been flushed out of the gutter on this sleazy promotion of world wide “snuff”) and his friends carried out an attack of their own.  The release of the video called “Innocence of Muslims” in an attempt to create rage throughout the volatile and newly formed nation states from the “Arab Spring.” continued here:


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Friday, August 31, 2012

"The Coming Civil War over General-purpose Computing" - Cory Doctorow

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" Who governs digital trust?

Doctorow framed the question this way: "Computers are everywhere. They
are now something we put our whole bodies into---airplanes, cars---and
something we put into our bodies---pacemakers, cochlear implants. They
HAVE to be trustworthy."

Sometimes humans are not so trustworthy, and programs may override
you: "I can't let you do that, Dave." (Reference to the
self-protective insane computer Hal in Kubrick's film "2001." That
time the human was more trustworthy than the computer.) Who decides
who can override whom?

The core issues for Doctorow come down to Human Rights versus Property
Rights, Lockdown versus Certainty, and Owners versus mere Users. "


Hugh Herr at TEDMED 2010

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MIT's Hugh Herr demonstrates the latest generation of robotics

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beautiful Minds: The Psychology of the Savant

" In the field of brain research there is no subject more intriguing than the savant – an individual with mental, behavioral, or even physical disability who possesses acute powers of observation, mathematical aptitude, or artistic talent. This three-part series provides an enthralling look into the psychology and neuroscience of the savant’s mysterious world. 3-part series, 53 minutes each. " --

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

‘Always the Opposite of Obama’ is a Tricky Platform - Tina Dupuy

" If Barack Obama had been the Democratic president who said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” Republicans would call it capitulation. “Obama surrenders to America’s enemies!” Commentators on Fox News would opine it’s actually an Islamic saying he picked up in a madrassa in Indonesia. “The prophet Mohammed talked about fear, it speaks to his Muslim leanings.” Fox and Friends would lead the next morning with the question, “Did Obama include a part of the Koran in his speech last night?”

“Karl Marx’s whole campaign was to eliminate—completely obliterate fear! Now we have a president following in his footsteps!” Rush Limbaugh would bellow. All his doppelgangers and dittoheads would repeat it on every corner of the Internet and talk radio: “Fearless is Marxist!” .... " -- continued:

Doctor Who New Fall Season 2012 Trailer Series 7

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Anime opening sequence

Ergo Proxy

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Song: Kiri by Monoral

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song: Guardian Angel by Juno Reactor


Black Lagoon

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Song: Red Fraction by MELL


Soul Eater

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Death Note

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Song: tell me why by Penpals



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Deadman Wonderland

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Paranoia Agent

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Who Has Your Back? Worst Companies At Protecting User Privacy

Worst Companies At Protecting User Privacy: Skype, Verizon, Yahoo!, AT&T, Apple, Microsoft

EFF Report:

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Two Republican Nominees

Obama Campaign contrasts John McCain and Mitt Romney


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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Android Ported to C#

" Oracle and Google are currently in a $1 billion wrestling match over Google’s use of Java in Android.

But Java is not the only way to build native apps on Android. In fact, it’s not even the best way: we have been offering C# to Android developers as a high-performance, low-battery consuming alternative to Java. Our platform, Mono, is an open source implementation of the .NET framework that allows developers to write their code using C# while running on top of the Java-powered operating system, and then share that same code with iOS and Windows Phone.

Unlike Sun with Java, Microsoft submitted C# and the .NET VM for standardization to ECMA and saw those standards graduated all the way to ISO strong patent commitments. The .NET framework is also covered by Microsoft’s legally binding community promise.

Last July when Xamarin was getting started, we got our team together in Boston to plan the evolution of Mono on iOS and Android. After a day of kayaking in the Charles River, we sat down to dinner and turned our attention to how we could improve the performance and battery life of applications on Android, and make our own Mono for Android even better.... " -- continued:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mitt Romney - short list bio 04.22.2012

Family: Wife: Ann; 5 Children: Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, Craig
Birth Date: 03/12/1947
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Belmont, MA
Religion:        Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


JD, Harvard Law School, 1975
MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
BA, Brigham Young University, 1971

Professional Experience:

President/Chief Executive Officer, Salt Lake Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, 1999-2002
Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, Bain and Company, Incorporated, 1991-1993
Vice President, Bain and Company, Incorporated, 1978-1984
Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Managing Partner, Bain Capital, Incorporated

Political Experience:

Candidate, United States President, 2012
Candidate, United States President, 2008
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2002-2006
Candidate, United States Senate, 1994

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:

Former Chair, Republican Governors Association


Member, Board of Directors, Babbages
Member, Boy Scouts of America
Member, Board of Directors, Duane Reade
Founder, Free and Strong America Political Action Committee
Visiting Committee, Harvard Business School
Member, Board of Directors, Marriott
Member, Points of Light Foundation
Member, Board of Directors, Staples
Former Board Member, City Year

Voting Record:

Would be delighted to sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007)
2005: Vetoed availability without Rx of morning-after pill. (Aug 2007)
Defining mistake: supported abortion law despite opposing it. (Aug 2007)
Would welcome overturning Roe v. Wade. (Mar 2007)
Committed to not change law on abortion as Gov., and did not. (Mar 2007)
Opposes Roe v Wade, but won’t tamper with abortion laws. (Dec 2006)
Vetoed emergency contraception for rape victims. (Jul 2005)
Endorsed legalization of RU-486. (Mar 2002)

Bailout + Stimulus:

No bailout for Italy; let Europe take care of Euro. (Nov 2011)
Let foreclosures happen; let the market reboot. (Nov 2011)
QE2 didn't work; focus on jobs & higher growth. (Sep 2011)
Bailout program wasted money; let companies go bankrupt. (Jun 2011)
US didn't bail out Wall St.; we prevented financial failure. (Mar 2010)

Health Care:

Romney healthcare stances compared to Obama. (Jan 2012)
Return healthcare to states, under the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
No FEDERAL individual mandate; but state mandate ok. (Dec 2011)
ObamaCare waivers on Day One; repeal bill on Day Two. (Oct 2011)
ObamaCare has enormous differences from RomneyCare. (Sep 2011)
On Day One, ObamaCare waivers to all 50 states. (Sep 2011)
ObamaCare's biggest difference: I believe in 10th Amendment. (Aug 2011)
MA Constitution allows mandate; US Constitution does not. (Aug 2011)
ObamaCare's power grab won't work; Obama didn't ask me. (Jun 2011)
RomneyCare intended as state plan; never as national model. (Sep 2011)
In MA, we addressed only the 8% who were uninsured. (Sep 2011)
I stand by what I did in Massachusetts. (Sep 2011)
If people of MA don't like RomneyCare, they can change it. (Jun 2011)
2006 lessons: involve everyone; demonize none; transparency. (Mar 2010)
People without insurance already receive care via E.R. (Mar 2010)
2006: Compromise with Ted Kennedy to make RomneyCare reality. (Mar 2010)
FactCheck: MA employers have no mandates, but “requirements”. (Dec 2007)
FactCheck: No, MA healthcare plan is not paid for, yet. (Dec 2007)
FactCheck: HillaryCare closer to RomneyCare than “all gov’t”. (Oct 2007)
FactCheck: MA plan works, but Romney not proposing it for US. (Oct 2007)
MA plan blends personal responsibility & universal coverage. (Aug 2007)
FactCheck: Romney plan virtually identical to Obama plan. (Jun 2007)
MA program relies on personal responsibility & the market. (Jun 2007)
MA health plan insures all without taxes or socialization. (May 2007)
FactCheck: MA plan not yet in place so analysis premature. (May 2007)
Signal accomplishment as Governor is MA insurance reform. (Mar 2007)
MA reform focuses on individual responsibility (via fines). (Mar 2007)
State universal coverage plan is national test case. (Apr 2006)
MA state health insurance plan lowered costs. (Jan 2006)
Mandates on health insurance work in Massachusetts. (Jan 2006)

Personal History:

As college athlete, learned to pace himself. (Jan 2012)
Near-fatal accident at age 21; in coma for 3 days. (Jan 2012)
At age 24, two kids while grad student at Harvard. (Jan 2012)
2008: Caught eating KFC chicken with a knife & fork. (May 2010)
Father George Romney born & raised until age 5 in Mexico. (Aug 2007)
Valedictorian at Brigham Young University. (Aug 2007)
Wife Ann in remission from Multiple Sclerosis. (Aug 2007)
1983: Carried dog in kennel on car roof, against MA law. (Aug 2007)
Has “over-developed community service gene”. (Aug 2004)
Pronounced dead at age 20 from car accident in Paris. (Aug 2004)
Dad inspired him to public service. (Mar 2002)

Welfare & Poverty:

I'm not concerned about very poor; they have safety net. (Feb 2012)
My faith would inform my presidency. (Nov 2010)
Entitlements: focus on future beyond next election. (Mar 2010)
Opportunity is in our DNA; dependency is death to initiative. (Feb 2008)
Creating jobs helps poorest workers; not cash handouts. (Jan 2008)
Vetoed $220K for state-run homelessness projects. (Jul 2005)
Vetoed studying how MA can overcome federal workfare rules. (Jul 2005)
Faith-based programs to provide social services. (Jun 2005)
Would require welfare recipients to work. (Nov 1994)

"Jan. 24, 2012: ....In 2010, Romney made $21.7 million, on which he gave nearly $3 million in taxes at an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent. In 2011, the former governor earned a similar amount, and will pay more than $3.2 million in taxes at a rate of 15.3 percent....Romney's tax rate appears to be considerably low for someone with his amount of wealth, but Ginsberg pointed out that capital investments are taxed at the corporate level, at a rate of about 35 percent...The returns also showed that Romney and his wife, Ann, gave away $3 million in charitable donations in 2010, including $1.5 million to the Mormon church....Financial disclosures with the Office of Government Ethics showed Romney's net worth to be between $190 million and $250 million. In 2008, his personal wealth made him the richest presidential candidate...." -- Src.: ( )



See also:

Text Of Romney Religion Speech:

Speaking at the George Bush Presidential Library, Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the American people about his views on religious liberty, our country grand tradition of religious tolerance and how faith would inform his presidency. Romney's "Faith In America" Address:

Mitt Romney’s complex relationship with religion, family explored in new book:

Overview of fundamental Mormon beliefs.:


Additional Information:

Current Car: 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible

Date of Wedding Anniversary: 03/21/1969

Father's Name: George Romney

Father's Occupation: Former Michigan Governor

Favorite Athlete: David Ortiz

Favorite Book:

Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
What It Takes, Richard Ben Cramer
Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris
The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman
1776, David McCullough
The Battle For Peace, Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz
The Business Of Winning, Robert Evangelista
Future Jihad, Walid Phares
The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
The Wests Last Chance, Tony Blankley
Mastering The Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harrish
The Four Obsessions Of An Extraordinary Executive, Patrick Lencioni

Favorite Food: Meat Loaf Cakes

Favorite Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Favorite Musician:

Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Kingston Trio, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks

Favorite President: Dwight Eisenhower

Favorite Quote: The pursuit of the difficult makes men strong -- George Romney.

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Favorite TV Shows: American Idol

First Job: Chauffeur for the university physics department

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Spending time with family - especially grandchildren, running, reading, skiing, horseback riding with my wife, waterskiing, and watching movies.

Mother's Name: Lenore Romney

Mother's Occupation: Theater; United States Senate Candidate

Number of Grandchildren: 10

Personal Hero: Ronald Reagan

Pets (include names): Family recently lost Marley, a Weimaraner

Publications: Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy 42 favorite gal-o-mine

A day late nonetheless Happy 42 to my *favorite* gal ;-)

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Friday, February 24, 2012

The Pretenders - "Day After Day" a tribute

A tribute to the original line up of The Pretenders.

This great tribute brought to our attention by:
user: agnostic monkey [ DIGG Sub.: Bushwackers Band : Lachlan Tigers (1977) ]

Very well put together user: PHUZZORAMA [ ]
on Oct 12, 2010.

Thank you very much.

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Monday, February 06, 2012

DJ Gens obscure work muzik of the night

Ministry - Under my thumb ( cover )

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Techno Viking vs Pentafunk Jenny GodlessAngel

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Cybergoth Industrial Dance Queens


Hit Girl - Bad Reputation

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Psyclon Nine - Parasitic

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Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey

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Ministry - You Know What You Are

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Psyclon Nine - You know what you are ( ministry cover )


Lords of Acid - I Sit On Acid

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Die Antwoord - Enter The Ninja

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Lady Sinister

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Ministry - Radar Love ( cover )

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Lords Of Acid - Take Control

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012