Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Julian Assange, Kiss My . . ., Revolute, WikiLeaks | Tags: Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Nobel Peace Prize, Revolute, WikiLeaks | Comments Off
US soldier and WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, Bill Clinton and Helmut Kohl are known to be on the list of a total of 231 nominees up for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. With 188 individuals and 43 organisations, the number of candidates comes close to last year’s record of 241, when the prestigious award went to Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni Arab Spring activist Tawakkol Karman.
“As always, there are the usual nominees and some newcomers, some famous and some unknowns, hailing from the four corners of the world,” the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, said.
Thousands of people are eligible to submit nominations – including members of parliaments and governments worldwide, university professors, past laureates and members of several international institutes – who had until February 1 to propose candidates. The Nobel Institute keeps the names of nominees secret for 50 years, but those who are entitled to nominate are allowed to reveal the name of the person or organisation they have proposed :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 17th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Blip, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron.Silverman, News, News Update, Revolute, Social Media, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: Bailout!, Bank Customers Arrested, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity News, Citibank, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Global Financial Crisis, Highpants News, ikram Pandit, Kiss My . . ., New York, New York City, News, News Update, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Protest, Out and About, OWS, Protest, Revolute, Social Media, socially engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What, Wall Street, WFG, World Financial Crisis, Zuccotti Par | Comments Off
Police arrested 24 protesters for trespassing at a Citibank branch, a New York Police Department spokesman said.
Citibank has always been a bit of a fumbling behemoth, barely - with bailout assistance from U.S. tax payers - scraping through the global financial crisis in tact, it now face an entirely new wave of trouble. Days after Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit talked about his sympathies with Occupy Wall Street and his willingness to engage with protesters. A Citibank branch in New York has locked the doors of their branch and arrested a group of Citibank account holders who wished to to close their accounts. It’s clear that Citibank are terrified that a few accounts closing will escalate to a run on the bank. “It would only take a small percentage of account holders to prove that Citibank is an economic hologram and like much of the financial sector, is desperately hiding how weak it is. The 99% are waking up and realise they’ve been duped, fleeced,conned and bullied for far too long” said Jeremy Bloom. ”NOT even in the dark dark days of the 1930s great depression – when there was actual panic – did we see anything this stupid” Here’s how it went down at the Citibank branch at 555 La Guardia Place in New York. The demonstrators - all Citibank customers - were asked to leave, and when they tried to comply Citibank’s security locked them in and wouldn’t let them leave! 24 were arrested. Clearly nothing is ever this simple!? Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 7th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Diana Detaux, Diana Detox, Faux Fashion Finds, Favorite New Thought . . ., Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Socially Engineered, Thank F_ck it's Friday!, That Human Condition, Wonderfilled Weekend! | Tags: CDC, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse, Thank F_ck its Friday, Wonder Filled Weekend, Zombies | Comments Off
It’s been a mammoth week around here, just to show we have an empathy bone, we’re assuming everyone on the planet had the same mammoth week. Wikipedia describes Friday as “Friday (i/ˈfraɪdeɪ/ or /ˈfraɪdi/) is the day between Thursday and Saturday.” HELPFULL AS EVER? What can one say to that? Thank F_ck it’s Friday! So you need a smile?? ~ don’t get excited, we only do clean.
Back in May, those hipsters at the CDC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- put up a Zombie Warning, clearly it was fake, it did however trip the CDC website, actually thats being modest, the Zombie page took out the entire CDC site. The interweb is full of scams, urban legend and hoaxters, this is true, truly!
If you missed the chaos, here’s a quick roundup!
May 18, 2011 @ 2:43pm: A few hours ago, the CDC tweeted about a blog post on their site, called “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” Considering the unending popularity of zombies, strongly perpetuated by the web culture, the CDC’s web server was subsequently blitzed by page requests. Even our favorite search behemoth – Google – had some serious issues caching the page, it took almost a day for Google to get a snapshot of the CDC page up.
Those same hipster boffins at CDC have the page back up, pour yourself a glass of your favorite poison, light up if you got ‘em, sit back, chill your soul and get amused at the rubbish that amuses the rest of the world. [if you missed the CDC link, here it is again:> http://emergency.cdc.gov]
Have a Wonderfilled Weekend! D★D
Posted: October 2nd, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Bailout, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity News, Get Out of the House, Kiss My . . ., News Update, Revolute, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: New York, Occupy Wall Street Protest, Protest, Revolute, Standout, Wall Street | Comments Off
UPDATE OCTOBER 5: At least 5,000 protesters of the Occupy Wall Street movement took to the streets of New York’s financial district, angry that their taxes were used to prop up banks in the 2008 financial crisis. They heard speeches decrying that wealth is concentrated in the hands of some, while others lose their jobs or have their houses repossessed. After their march, the protesters returned to the downtown park where they have been camped out for more than two weeks, but what had been a festive atmosphere turned sour. Scuffles broke out when some of the activists tried to move outside the permitted protest zone.A dozen people were arrested in New York, including one who was charged with assault on a police officer who was knocked from his scooter, according to police spokesman Paul Browne. Others who were arrested had tried to break through a police barricade, Mr Browne said.
One police officer fired pepper spray as a “group of demonstrators charged a line of officers” standing at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway, he said. The movement has surged in a matter of weeks from a ragged group in downtown Manhattan to protesters of all ages demonstrating from Seattle to Tampa. Filmmaker Michael Moore was among the crowd in New York, shaking hands and posing for pictures.
“Everywhere you go in this country, you see the Occupy Wall Street movement,” said Moore. ”In the first days, people were putting it down, saying these are a bunch of hippies.
“But the average American who has lost health care, who is going to lose his job, whose home is in foreclosure can relate to this,” he said.
OCTOBER 3: Around
400 700 anti-Wall Street protesters have been arrested after blocking traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge and attempting an unauthorised march across the span, police and witnesses said. On the second week of protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a large group of marchers broke off from others on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway and headed across the Brooklyn-bound lanes.
“Approximately 400 were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge late this afternoon after multiple warnings by police were given to protesters to stay on the pedestrian walkway,” a police spokesman said.
“Some complied and took the walkway without being arrested.
“Others locked arms and proceeded on the Brooklyn-bound vehicular roadway. The latter were arrested.”
Both the walkway and Brooklyn-bound car lanes were shut to traffic, snarling traffic, but it was later re-opened by police. Witnesses described a chaotic scene on the famous suspension bridge as a sea of police officers surrounded the protesters using orange mesh netting. Some protesters tried to get away as officers started handcuffing members of the group. Dozens of protesters were seen handcuffed and sitting on the span as three buses were called in to take them away, witnesses and organisers said.
The march started about 3:30pm on Saturday (local time) from the protesters’ camp in Zuccotti Park, in downtown Manhattan near the former World Trade Centre. Members of the group have vowed to stay at the park through the winter. In addition to what they view as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities, including Muslims, the movement is also protesting against home foreclosures, high unemployment and the 2008 bailouts.
Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon have stopped by the protesters’ camp, which is plastered with posters with anti-Wall Street slogans and has a kitchen and library, to offer their support. On Friday evening, more than 1,000 demonstrators, including representatives of labour organisations, held a peaceful march to police headquarters a few blocks north of City Hall to protest what they said was a heavy-handed police response the previous week. No arrests were reported.
A week ago, police arrested about 80 members of Occupy Wall Street near the Union Square shopping district as the marchers swarmed onto oncoming traffic.
A police commander doused a handful of women with pepper spray in an incident captured on video and spread via the internet, galvanising the loosely-organised protest movement.
The group has gained support among some union members. The United Federation of Teachers and the Transport Workers Union Local 100, which has 38,000 members, are among those pledging solidarity.
The unions could provide important organisational and financial support for the largely leaderless movement.
Similar protests are sprouting in other cities, including Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.
Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Get Out of the House, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, No Sh_t Sherlock . . ., Socially Engineered | Tags: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Chronic Obesity, David Dunstan, Dr Lennert Veerman, OBESITY, School of Population Health, Television, TV, University of Queensland | Comments Off
“If our estimates are correct, then TV viewing is in the same league as smoking and obesity”
In a new study into the healthy habits of couch potatoes, a University of Queensland study has compared watching television to smoking and similar unhealthy habits. This comes on the back of a study last year with similar findings, do we sense a theme?
Professor David Dunstan of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, and colleagues, last year found an hour of TV viewing a day led to an 8 per cent higher risk of premature death, especially from cardiovascular disease. His team estimates that every single hour of TV watched after age 25 is associated with a reduction in life expectancy of around 22 minutes.
Each hour of TV you watch could cut 22 minutes from your lifespan,Veerman’s study has found.
Dr Lennert Veerman, from the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and colleagues, report their findings today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Naked and Nude, Naked Self Portrat via iPhone, SEXTING, Socially Engineered | Tags: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Kiss My . . ., LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Love and Other Drugs, Naked and Nude, Naked Self Portrat via iPhone, sexting, socially engineered | Comments Off
According to our source Lindsay Lohan came scrapingly close to being the next celebrity to fall the victim of a cell phone leak – Sexting, Naked Self Portrait via iPhone. Luckily for LiLo, the samaritan who found her phone had no interest in getting involved in all that Hollywood gossip – have to love a New Yorker. Our favorite 25-year-old starlet reportedly lost her phone while out and about in NYC for Fashion Week. LiLo apparently dropped the phone while leaving the V Magazine party. How did the finder know that it was LiLo’s phone? Apparently the phone said “Lindsay Lohan’s Phone” when the semaritan turned it on! She’s a clever girl our LiLo. The phone doubtlessly held some incriminating photos that LiLo wouldn’t want anyone to see! Don’t worry though, there won’t be any naked pix of Lindsay hitting this here interweb anytime soon. LiLo was said to be “ecstatic” when her phone was returned. She was also relieved that the person who found it didn’t try to extort money from her or sell the photos to the tabloids. Lucky for LiLo, one of the few remaining nice people in the world did the right thing. … the phone contained a heap of important contacts, phone numbers and emails, as well as personal photos and “a lot of stuff” that she wouldn’t want published. Looks as though our LiLo’s luck has finally turned!? D★D