Posts Tagged ‘competition’

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Yep. Just $1.50 for the funniest novel of the year.

 

At Smashwords

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How Propaganda Works

 

The truth is drowned out under a tsunami of Kardashian asses and Trump Tweets. Tens of billions of dollars in profits are reaped by corporate media each year.

Outlets like this one cannot afford to compete, and since we have no ads selling you garbage, we are at a distinct disadvantage.

All we have is… Y-O-U.

If you come across an article packed with devastating facts and impeccable sourcing it is up to YOU to share it and encourage others to do so. Or else it’s just a tree falling in the forest. YOU are the only wild card that can intervene on behalf of the truth. It is much more profitable to lie.

The professional liar class largely doesn’t even accept that’s what they do. They tell lots of truths, unimportant ones. The important revelations, those that challenge the imperial dogma, mysteriously never see broadcast. They are excised in the Byzantine editorial processes.

It’s up to you now. Remember to LIKE and SHARE. That is the only way censored news is going to penetrate the cacophony.

 

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Alcohol Industry Tells Congress to Worry About Marijuana

“…alcohol industry is spending money to get members of Congress to pay attention to marijuana-impaired driving.”

…Arizona Wine and Spirits Association, contributed $10,000 to the effort to defeat a marijuana legalization initiative that is expected to appear on Arizona’s November ballot.

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The Fallacy Ref

Posted: July 17, 2015 in -
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I can see these getting tiresome quickly, but I think you’ll be seeing them around.

ARGUING WITH IDIOTS ONLINE WEARING YOU DOWN? YOU NEED FALLACY REF!

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Independent America

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One might argue that arguments are competitions. Hey. I just did.

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Fuck the nuclear mafia. Fuck the fossil-fuel dinosaurs…

SOLAR POWER WILL BE THE CHEAPEST ENERGY IN THE WORLD BY 2020

 

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Don’t like corporations? Form a worker co-op.

How America’s Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
 

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EPB, realized that smart-grid energy infrastructure could also provide consumers super-fast Internet speeds at competitive prices. A few years ago, those officials decided to act on that revelation…

The result is a system that now provides the nation’s fastest broadband speeds at prices often cheaper than the private competition.

EPB officials tell the Washington Post that the utility’s telecom services have become “a great profit center”

How Tennessee could save America’s Internet

 

Let me add that “smart-grid” means unprecedented surveillance of your home energy use — in real time — with obvious implications for abuse and totalitarian eavesdropping. We need protection from government monitoring of our homes. So I’m a bit on the fence over this specific implementation.

Which brings us to the other stories today:

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious ‘back doors’ running on every iOS device
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

 

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Instant viral hit…

 

Rush (2013)

Posted: February 1, 2014 in Joe Giambrone
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This is the trueish remarkable story of two grand prix race drivers.  John Hunt and Niki Lauda were entwined in an epic rivalry to win the 1976 world championships.

The story concerns competition, the good, the bad, the obsessive compulsive, the irrational.  Hunt and Lauda push each other further and further to succeed despite the risks.  In this case the risks factor in when driving conditions are poor due to rain.  The competition to win means they’ll need to risk their lives in conditions that maybe should be considered unacceptable.

Chris Hemsworth, without the shiny armor and hammer, retains his charismatic persona.  His playboy recklessness brings many laughs to keep the story light.  The two joust verbally throughout the film.

One problem that intrudes is that tendency to throw in all sorts of expository dialogue.  They keep explaining what would be unnecessary for the characters to hear, and it’s obvious.  It’s also pretty much expected these days, as in Josh Olson’s rant about Drive.

Still, the recreation of 1970s grand prix formula one racing is impressive and beautifully shot.  The stakes are high and nuanced.  There are plenty of worse choices out there.

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