i gotta get me a pet snail, or just take a bunch of drugs..

i gotta get me a pet snail, or just take a bunch of drugs..

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iheartmyart:

Jaehyo Lee
via: lecontainer, cabbagerose

It just needs a little push

iheartmyart:

Jaehyo Lee

via: lecontainercabbagerose

It just needs a little push

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productivegossip:



blog.nielsen:



State of the Media: The Social Media Report 2012
Social media and social networking are no longer in their infancy. Social media continues to grow rapidly, offering global consumers new and meaningful ways to engage with the people, events and brands that matter to them.  According to Nielsen and NM Incite’s latest Social Media Report, consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any other category of sites—roughly 20 percent of their total time online via personal computer (PC), and 30 percent of total time online via mobile.  Additionally, total time spent on social media in the U.S. across PCs and mobile devices increased 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012, compared to 88 billion in July 2011.



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And Facebook will track your usage  on all of them for market research.

productivegossip:

blog.nielsen:

State of the Media: The Social Media Report 2012

Social media and social networking are no longer in their infancy. Social media continues to grow rapidly, offering global consumers new and meaningful ways to engage with the people, events and brands that matter to them.  According to Nielsen and NM Incite’s latest Social Media Report, consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any other category of sites—roughly 20 percent of their total time online via personal computer (PC), and 30 percent of total time online via mobile.  Additionally, total time spent on social media in the U.S. across PCs and mobile devices increased 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012, compared to 88 billion in July 2011.

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And Facebook will track your usage  on all of them for market research.

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greenfuturist:

Sustainability is important, but convincing people to behave in a manner that is more sustainable is a challenge. This is where design comes in. Designers are already skilled at creating products that influence how people think, feel and interact. An example was illustrated recently in an article in the Guardian. The humble kitchen kettle accounts for 4% of the UK’s household carbon emissions. 95% of its energy consumption comes from boiling water, something that is done an average of 2.4 times for every cup of tea or coffee made. Why so high? People over-fill the kettle, get distracted, don’t hear it finish, and then assume the water’s not hot enough so they turn it on again. (via KR Connect – Blog of Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi: Sustainable By Design)

greenfuturist:

Sustainability is important, but convincing people to behave in a manner that is more sustainable is a challenge. This is where design comes in. Designers are already skilled at creating products that influence how people think, feel and interact. An example was illustrated recently in an article in the Guardian. The humble kitchen kettle accounts for 4% of the UK’s household carbon emissions. 95% of its energy consumption comes from boiling water, something that is done an average of 2.4 times for every cup of tea or coffee made. Why so high? People over-fill the kettle, get distracted, don’t hear it finish, and then assume the water’s not hot enough so they turn it on again. (via KR Connect – Blog of Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi: Sustainable By Design)

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We at Silk Road have no moral objection to the sale of small-arm weaponry. We believe that an individual’s ability to defend themselves is a cornerstone of a civil society. Without this, those with weapons with eventually walk all over defenseless individuals. It could be criminals who prey on others, knowing they are helpless. It could be police brutalizing people with no fear of immediate reprisal. And as was seen too many times in the last century, it could be an organized government body committing genocide on an entire unarmed populace. Without the ability to defend them, the rest of your human rights will be eroded and stripped away as well.

That being said, there is no reason we have to force everyone into a one-size-fits-all market where one group has to compromise their beliefs for the benefit of another. That’s the kind of narrow thinking currently used by governments around the world. It’s why we are in this mess in the first place. The majority in many countries feel that drugs and guns should be illegal or heavily regulated, so the minority suffers.

Here at Silk Road, we recognize the smallest minority of all, YOU! Every person is unique, and their human rights are more important than any lofty goal, any mission, or any program. An individual’s rights ARE the goal, ARE the mission, ARE the program. If the majority wants to ban the sale of guns on Silk Road, there is no way we are going to turn our backs on the minority who needs weaponry for self defense.

Dread Pirate Roberts, founder of Silk Road (via nocturnals-anonymous)

It seems almost impossible to pick a side in the war over guns when we are constantly afraid of who has the guns. Why can’t we all decide that we are better off without them together? Any person could pull the trigger of a gun, especially trigger happy police officers, deranged maniacs, and ruthless criminals, but even a your 5 year son or daughter can pull that trigger. There’s no need for guns and bombs, bottom line. But yet we are constantly convinced that in one way or another it is our fundamental right. As if we even need guns for hunting. We are not hunters and gatherers, we are gun toting humans, and we need to evolve past that.

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I want to buy chalkboard paint now

I want to buy chalkboard paint now

(Source: observando)

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For a buyer, the site is simple. He downloads the anonymizing tool Tor, signs up for a free account on Silk Road and purchases encrypted Bitcoins to use in the market. Ideally, the buyer will take his time to search for a vendor with a good reputation selling a product with positive feedback on the forums. Or, as happens often enough, the buyer will hurry to buy LSD from the first dealer he spots. When the buyer has found what he wants, he can place it in a shopping cart as if he was buying a classic baseball card on eBay.

Next, Silk Road receives the buyer’s money in an escrow “as a trusted third party”, takes a commision off the top and then launders it to sever any traceable connections it had to the buyer. The vendor is informed of the purchase and given the buyer’s shipping address.

When the product is received, the buyer can “finalize” the transaction and release the funds. If there’s a problem, Silk Road will step in to mediate. The site’s administrators say that over 99% of transactions go through successfully or are mediated to a mutually agreed upon conclusion. Independent studies of feedback on the market have confirmed those numbers as strongly as is independently possible. Beyond the sale, buyers and sellers can affect each other’s reputation by submitting ratings similar to eBay’s feedback and rating system and by posting reviews in the forums.

There’s nothing else quite like it out there. Today, imitators and off-shoots are building new marketplaces with lessons learned from Silk Road. It’s a system that has helped to launch a new generation of black markets that have stymied law enforcement the world over.

Wow, finally I can buy sketchy drugs from sketchy people from the comfort of my home. What a wonderfully convenient world we live in.

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The debate over Gun Freedom in the U.S.

  • Me: "Civilian gun ownership is an important tool for ensuring the rights of the citizens, as our Founding Fathers understood."
  • Them: "BUT GUNS R BAD!!"
  • Me: "Guns are the great equalizer. Women and the elderly, across the world have empowered themselves with guns in the face of physically stronger men."
  • Them: "BUT GUNS R BAD!!"
  • Me: "Gun rights follow the same mentality as many things which are emerging in the western world, like gay marriage and drug legalization - the mentality that, whilst I personally may not want something, that doesn't give me the right to deny it to others who do."
  • Them: "BUT GUNS R BAD!!"
  • Me: "Strict gun laws do not affect criminals who, by definition, do not follow the law. Strict gun laws deny them to law abiding citizens whilst having no effect on the criminal population."
  • Them: "BUT GUNS R BAD!!"
  • Me: "In the past, many evil regimes have disarmed their populations and exploited/massacred them, famous examples being the Nazi disarmament of the Jews, and Stalin of the Soviet peasant population."
  • Them: "BUT GUNS R BAD!!"
  • Me: "Politicians and the elite of society surround themselves with armed bodyguards, and most do not have a problem with this. If the elite are entitled to armed protection, so too should all classes of society."
  • Them: "BUT GUNS R BAD!!"
  • Me: "... fuck it."

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anoncentral:

Indigenous peoples from five countries told the UN Rio+20 summit that the green economy is a “crime against humanity” that ‘dollarises’ Mother Nature and strips communities of their rights. Native peoples gathered in Rio for a counter-summit issued a declaration blasting the goals pursued by world leaders attending the official UN Rio+20 summit on sustainable development.

But the gathering came under fire from the leftist presidents of Bolivia and Ecuador, along with indigenous peoples, who said capitalist greed lurked beneath its promotion of the green economy.

Bolivian President Evo Morales described the green economy as “a new colonialism” that rich nations sought to impose on developing countries.

“Countries of the north are getting rich through a predatory orgy and are forcing countries of the south to be their poor rangers,” he said.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord)

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