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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFOXbCYdrhc Read Rule 41 here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_41 The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will be able to search multiple computers across the country with a single warrant thanks to a controversial rule change that takes effect on Thursday. The expanded search power, known as "Rule 41," is intended to make it easier for the FBI to carry out complex computer investigations. Until now, the government could only carry out a search of computers located in the district where the federal judge granted the warrant—typically only a few counties in a given state. The legal process for government hacking has been a contentious topic, especially in light of a high profile investigation known as "Playpen" in which the FBI placed tracking software on the computers of child pornography suspects across the country. Some of these defendants have successfully challenged their arrest on the grounds they lived outside of the area described in the warrant. Civil liberties groups have warned Rule 41 represents a dangerous expansion of the government's surveillance power, and will lead law enforcement bodies to "forum shop"—seeking warrants in districts where a judge is most likely to grant them. The controversy has also led a bipartisan group of lawmakers to call for a halt to the new Rule 41 powers until Congress has had time to study it. On Wednesday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) called for a voice vote on the Senate floor to pass a bill delaying Rule 41, but the tactic fell short, in part because the measure lacked strong support in the House. A spokesperson for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has led opposition to the rule change, says Congress can still change or halt the bill once it goes into effect. http://fortune.com/2016/11/30/rule-41/ The government hacking into phones and seizing computers remotely? It’s not the plot of a dystopian blockbuster summer movie. It’s a proposal from an obscure committee that proposes changes to court procedures—and if we do nothing, it will go into effect in December. The proposal comes from the advisory committee on criminal rules for the Judicial Conference of the United States. The amendment [PDF] would update Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, creating a sweeping expansion of law enforcement’s ability to engage in hacking and surveillance. The Supreme Court just passed the proposal to Congress, which has until December 1 to disavow the change or it becomes the rule governing every federal court across the country. This is part of a statutory process through which federal courts may create new procedural rules, after giving public notice and allowing time for comment, under a “rules enabling act.”1 The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure set the ground rules for federal criminal prosecutions. The rules cover everything from correcting clerical errors in a judgment to which holidays a court will be closed on—all the day-to-day procedural details that come with running a judicial system. The key word here is “procedural.” By law, the rules and proposals are supposed to be procedural and must not change substantive rights. But the amendment to Rule 41 isn’t procedural at all. It creates new avenues for government hacking that were never approved by Congress. The proposal would grant a judge the ability to issue a warrant to remotely access, search, seize, or copy data when “the district where the media or information is located has been concealed through technological means” or when the media are on protected computers that have been “damaged without authorization and are located in five or more districts.” It would grant this authority to any judge in any district where activities related to the crime may have occurred. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/rule-41-little-known-committee-proposes-grant-new-hacking-powers-government
  2. Seems like more and more politicians are becoming pay to play! Happy New Year everyone! -T
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgxwqG8qxB8 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the top draw at a $1,500 Liberal Party cash-for-access fundraiser at the mansion of a wealthy Chinese-Canadian business executive in May. One of the guests at the event was a well-heeled donor who was seeking Ottawa’s final approval to begin operating a new bank aimed at Canada’s Chinese community. The Globe and Mail has learned that wealthy Chinese businessman Zhang Bin who, with a partner, donated $1-million to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the University of Montreal Faculty of Law weeks after the fundraiser, also attended the event. Mr. Zhang is a political adviser to the Chinese government in Beijing and a senior apparatchik in the network of Chinese state promotional activities around the world. Chinese Business Chamber of Commerce chair Benson Wong played host to Mr. Trudeau and 32 other people at his Toronto home. Among the donors was insurance tycoon Shenglin Xian, the founder of Wealth One Bank of Canada, and several Chinese billionaires. At the time, Mr. Xian, president of Toronto-based Shenglin Financial Group Inc., was waiting for final approval from federal bank regulators for his Schedule 1 bank to start business in Canada. Schedule 1 banks are domestic, not foreign, and authorized to accept deposits in Canada. Attending the fundraiser appears to breach the ethical rules laid down by Mr. Trudeau after he took office. These “Open and Accountable Government” rules state “there should be no preferential access, or appearance of preferential access” in exchange for political donations. The fundraiser also appears to violate Liberal Party guidelines that require party officials to ban anyone from attending a fundraiser if they have direct business interests before the government. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), which reports to Parliament through Finance Minister Bill Morneau, gave the final okay for Wealth One to launch as a federally chartered domestic bank on July 19 with online banking services supported by offices in Toronto and Vancouver. Canada’s banking watchdog assesses applications for new banks in a multistage process that includes consultation with the Finance Department. Liberal Party spokesman Braeden Caley played down the presence of Mr. Xian at the elite Trudeau fundraiser, and maintained Wealth One’s application was not discussed. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trudeau-attended-cash-for-access-fundraiser-with-chinese-billionaires/article32971362/ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to defend his party's fundraising methods in the House of Commons Tuesday after media reports emerged revealing he attended a fundraiser with a Chinese businessman who went on to donate $200,000 to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. "The prime minister was the star attraction at this exclusive cash for access event with Chinese billionaires," said Tory MP Blaine Calkins during Tuesday's question period. "Zhang Bin is a political advisor to the Chinese government, and after attending the event, he and his partner ... donated $1 million ... including $50,000 to build a statue of the former prime minister. "We know the prime minister's love for the Chinese dictatorship, so what exactly did he promise the Chinese for their million dollar donation?" asked the Red Deer-Lacombe MP. Of the $1 million donated to the University of Montreal and the Trudeau foundation to honour the former prime minister, $200,000 went to the foundation, $750,000 went to the University of Montreal's law faculty for scholarships and $50,000 went to fund the statue, according to The Globe and Mail. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/chinese-fundraiser-trudeau-statue-1.3863266
  4. GEORGE SOROS was pronounced dead today at 6am following what some are describing as a violent heart attack. The world famous businessman was previously treated for minor cardio vascular issues that followed a mild course of antibiotics. George Soros( August 12, 1930) was an American businessman, television personality, author, politician, and was the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests. http://dailynewsposts.info/breaking-news-george-soros-has-died-possible-heart-attack-breaking-news-george-soros-has-died-possible-heart-attack GEORGE SOROS was pronounced dead today at 6am following what some are describing as a violent heart attack. The world famous businessman was previously treated for minor cardio vascular issues that followed a mild course of antibiotics. http://www.cmgreport.com/breaking-news-george-soros-has-died-possible-heart-attack/ Didn't see it posted, but I only found 2 sources that he is dead. Your friend, T
  5. I guess in the Insurance file from Weiners computer there is a picture of Hillary and Huma Abedin and a teenager naked. I guess both parties hung around with Barry Epstein, a pedophile. So it all sounds very bad. I have not seen any pics though to confirm. -T New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors working an alleged underage sexting case against former Congressman Anthony Weiner have turned over a newly-found laptop he shared with wife Huma Abedin to the FBI with enough evidence “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life,” NYPD sources told True Pundit. NYPD sources said Clinton’s “crew” also included several unnamed yet implicated members of Congress in addition to her aides and insiders. The NYPD seized the computer from Weiner during a search warrant and detectives discovered a trove of over 500,000 emails to and from Hillary Clinton, Abedin and other insiders during her tenure as secretary of state. The content of those emails sparked the FBI to reopen its defunct email investigation into Clinton on Friday. But new revelations on the contents of that laptop, according to law enforcement sources, implicate the Democratic presidential candidate, her subordinates, and even select elected officials in far more alleged serious crimes than mishandling classified and top secret emails, sources said. NYPD sources said these new emails include evidence linking Clinton herself and associates to: Money laundering Child exploitation Sex crimes with minors (children) Perjury Pay to play through Clinton Foundation Obstruction of justice Other felony crimes NYPD detectives and a NYPD Chief, the department’s highest rank under Commissioner, said openly that if the FBI and Justice Department fail to garner timely indictments against Clinton and co- conspirators, NYPD will go public with the damaging emails now in the hands of FBI Director James Comey and many FBI field offices. “What’s in the emails is staggering and as a father, it turned my stomach,” the NYPD Chief said. “There is not going to be any Houdini-like escape from what we found. We have copies of everything. We will ship them to Wikileaks or I will personally hold my own press conference if it comes to that.” The NYPD Chief said once Comey saw the alarming contents of the emails he was forced to reopen a criminal probe against Clinton. “People are going to prison,” he said. http://truepundit.com/breaking-bombshell-nypd-blows-whistle-on-new-hillary-emails-money-laundering-sex-crimes-with-children-child-exploitation-pay-to-play-perjury/
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsdZdp1Df7k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VFkgaQOi90 Did you know that financial institutions all over the world are warning that we could see a “mega default” on a very prominent high-yield investment product in China on January 31st? We are being told that this could lead to a cascading collapse of the shadow banking system in China which could potentially result in “sky-high interest rates” and “a precipitous plunge in credit“. In other words, it could be a “Lehman Brothers moment” for Asia. And since the global financial system is more interconnected today than ever before, that would be very bad news for the United States as well. Since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the level of private domestic credit in China has risen from $9 trillion to an astounding $23 trillion. That is an increase of $14 trillion in just a little bit more than 5 years. Much of that “hot money” has flowed into stocks, bonds and real estate in the United States. So what do you think is going to happen when that bubble collapses? The bubble of private debt that we have seen inflate in China since the Lehman crisis is unlike anything that the world has ever seen. Never before has so much private debt been accumulated in such a short period of time. All of this debt has helped fuel tremendous economic growth in China, but now a whole bunch of Chinese companies are realizing that they have gotten in way, way over their heads. In fact, it is being projected that Chinese companies will pay out the equivalent of approximately a trillion dollars in interest payments this year alone. That is more than twice the amount that the U.S. government will pay in interest in 2014. Over the past several years, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England have all been criticized for creating too much money. But the truth is that what has been happening in China surpasses all of their efforts combined. You can see an incredible chart which graphically illustrates this point right here. As the Telegraph pointed out a while back, the Chinese have essentially “replicated the entire U.S. commercial banking system” in just five years… Overall credit has jumped from $9 trillion to $23 trillion since the Lehman crisis. “They have replicated the entire U.S. commercial banking system in five years,” she said. The ratio of credit to GDP has jumped by 75 percentage points to 200pc of GDP, compared to roughly 40 points in the US over five years leading up to the subprime bubble, or in Japan before the Nikkei bubble burst in 1990. “This is beyond anything we have ever seen before in a large economy. We don’t know how this will play out. The next six months will be crucial,” she said. As with all other things in the financial world, what goes up must eventually come down. And right now January 31st is shaping up to be a particularly important day for the Chinese financial system. The following is from a Reuters article… The trust firm responsible for a troubled high-yield investment product sold through China’s largest banks has warned investors they may not be repaid when the 3 billion-yuan ($496 million)product matures on Jan. 31, state media reported on Friday. Investors are closely watching the case to see if it will shatter assumptions that the government and state-owned banks will always protect investors from losses on risky off-balance-sheet investment products sold through a murky shadow banking system. If there is a major default on January 31st, the effects could ripple throughout the entire Chinese financial system very rapidly. A recent Forbes article explained why this is the case… A WMP default, whether relating to Liansheng or Zhenfu, could devastate the Chinese banking system and the larger economy as well. In short, China’s growth since the end of 2008 has been dependent on ultra-loose credit first channeled through state banks, like ICBC and Construction Bank, and then through the WMPs, which permitted the state banks to avoid credit risk. Any disruption in the flow of cash from investors to dodgy borrowers through WMPs would rock China with sky-high interest rates or a precipitous plunge in credit, probably both. The result? The best outcome would be decades of misery, what we saw in Japan after its bubble burst in the early 1990s. The big underlying problem is the fact that private debt and the money supply have both been growing far too rapidly in China. According to Forbes, M2 in China increased by 13.6 percent last year… And at the same time China’s money supply and credit are still expanding. Last year, the closely watched M2 increased by only 13.6%, down from 2012’s 13.8% growth. Optimists say China is getting its credit addiction under control, but that’s not correct. In fact, credit expanded by at least 20% last year as money poured into new channels not measured by traditional statistics. Overall, M2 in China is up by about 1000 percent since 1999. That is absolutely insane. And of course China is not the only place in the world where financial trouble signs are erupting. Things in Europe just keep getting worse, and we have just learned that the largest bank in Germany just suffered ” a surprise fourth-quarter loss”… Deutsche Bank shares tumbled on Monday following a surprise fourth-quarter loss due to a steep drop in debt trading revenues and heavy litigation and restructuring costs that prompted the bank to warn of a challenging 2014. Germany’s biggest bank said revenue at its important debt-trading division, fell 31 percent in the quarter, a much bigger drop than at U.S. rivals, which have also suffered from sluggish fixed-income trading. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-23-trillion-credit-bubble-in-china-is-starting-to-collapse-global-financial-crisis-next China's financial services sector is a bubble in search of a pin. Toxic assets on the balance sheets of global banks have been a plague since the financial meltdown of 2008, but in recent months the specter of bad loans has been casting a darkening shadow over not just China's troubled economy but also the entire world. The debt bubble in China is one of the biggest threats facing global stability today. According to some estimates, China's troubled credit could exceed $5 trillion, a mind-boggling sum that's roughly 50% of the country's annual gross domestic product. It puts China's bank stocks firmly onto a list of the most dangerous equities in the world. China incurred this mountain of debt by lavishly spending on infrastructure projects (many of dubious value) to stimulate the flagging economy, as well as by propping up scores of state-subsidized "zombie" corporations deemed too big to fail. The country's banks also lent generously to emerging markets that are now slowing, putting those loans at serious risk. Exacerbating the crisis is the country's persistent lack of accounting transparency, which at best can amount to "creative accounting" and at worst constitute outright fraud. https://www.thestreet.com/story/13449814/1/china-s-5-trillion-in-toxic-bank-debt-is-about-to-collapse-here-s-how-to-profit.html Right now, global markets are floundering thanks to a huge selloff in the Chinese stock market that has investors on the brink of panic… and the U.S. economy on the verge of collapse. The financial media is in denial about China’s economy, and has been for years. Talk about how China is going to grow at 6% or 7% is flat-out ridiculous. If anything, the country’s economy is probably shrinking, thanks to the huge debt bubble that’s been growing since the last financial crisis. Now it’s about to pop – and trigger a $200 trillion credit collapse… what I’m calling “The Super Crash.” What we’re seeing now is only the beginning… things are about to get much, much worse. Not only in China, but here at home. In fact, investors may be facing of one of the biggest market collapses they will see in their lifetimes. http://moneymorning.com/acq/us-economy/chinas-meltdown-is-about-to-trigger-a-200-trillion-credit-collapse
  7. Wow, that is terrible, I had no idea about any of this. My mom was pro-life or I wouldn't be here. I was conceived in the back of a 57 Ford Mercury as a New Years eve present to my Dad, and you can see my Mom's swollen belly in the wedding photos and I was born a couple of months later. But to harvest a bunch of abortions, and sell them for a profit, that is crazy. I guess they would justify it by saying that they didn't want to waste the parts and it would do others good. One of my friends died and he donated his body to science but I guess it took a while for science to show up to claim the body.
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe30yQiQY6c Synopsis 49,000 year old Neanderthal bones have been discovered by chance in a remote, mountainous region of Northern Spain. The bones may help solve the biggest Neanderthal puzzle of all – why we are here today and Neanderthals are not. ‘The Neanderthals’ dark Secret’ revolves around ongoing investigations deep inside the forbidding subterranean cave system called El Sidrón. Here, Palaeontologist Antonio Rosas and Archaeologist Marco de la Rasilla are in their 11th year of excavation. Bones from at least 12 people and 400 stone tool fragments have been recovered. We’ll bring these people back from the past. Our haunting, hologram-like Neanderthal characters, will communicate to the scientists of today, as they unlock the secrets of El Sidrón. Many mysteries surround the site, foremost, how the bones and tools came to be here in the first place. The remains aren’t weathered nor do they show signs of scavenging from large animals. But there are other marks that tell a shocking story of how this group of six adults, three teenagers, two children and a baby may have met their death. Some bones have deep cuts, long bones are cracked and skulls crushed – distinct signs of cannibalism. Was it a result of ritual or hunger? What happened here 49,000 years ago will take us on a much bigger journey – from El Sidrón to the other end of the Iberian Peninsular where scientists are excavating underwater, beneath the Straits of Gibraltar. Here we meet Professor Clive Finlayson who believes he has found the site where the last Neanderthals lived. But like so many theories about Neanderthals, Finlayson’s is difficult to back up without hard evidence. El Sidrón may change this. In a Barcelona Laboratory we meet Carles Lalueza-Fox, one of the world’s leading geneticists involved in the cracking of the Neanderthal genome. He has found that seven of the group from El Sidrón came from the same lineage, four to a second and one to a third. He believes this group must have been closely related. They are the first Neanderthal family ever to be found. Can the find also help us estimate the characteristics of other Neanderthal groups, even populations across time? Could the fate of this Neanderthal family help to reveal the fate of their kind? Produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios http://www.terramater.at/productions/the-neanderthal-puzzle/ Terramater studios pdf: Terramater studios pdf: https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjn_5CX4IPQAhXHgVQKHc-lAbEQFggqMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.terramater.at%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F09%2FTM_Science_Neanderthals_A4_low-res.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGcZg5-XbPNJDzfZizwv70TH7_ApQ&sig2=Cdrvsk7UhtpZusUlgD2JBw
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKA2akcFuDk In 1995, Roy Disney decided to release an animated movie about a Powhatan woman known as "Pocahontas". In answer to a complaint by the Powhatan Nation, he claims the film is "responsible, accurate, and respectful." We of the Powhatan Nation disagree. The film distorts history beyond recognition. Our offers to assist Disney with cultural and historical accuracy were rejected. Our efforts urging him to reconsider his misguided mission were spurred. "Pocahontas" was a nickname, meaning "the naughty one" or "spoiled child". Her real name was Matoaka. The legend is that she saved a heroic John Smith from being clubbed to death by her father in 1607 - she would have been about 10 or 11 at the time. The truth is that Smith's fellow colonists described him as an abrasive, ambitious, self-promoting mercenary soldier. Of all of Powhatan's children, only "Pocahontas" is known, primarily because she became the hero of Euro-Americans as the "good Indian", one who saved the life of a white man. Not only is the "good Indian/bad Indian theme" inevitably given new life by Disney, but the history, as recorded by the English themselves, is badly falsified in the name of "entertainment". The truth of the matter is that the first time John Smith told the story about this rescue was 17 years after it happened, and it was but one of three reported by the pretentious Smith that he was saved from death by a prominent woman. Yet in an account Smith wrote after his winter stay with Powhatan's people, he never mentioned such an incident. In fact, the starving adventurer reported he had been kept comfortable and treated in a friendly fashion as an honored guest of Powhatan and Powhatan's brothers. Most scholars think the "Pocahontas incident" would have been highly unlikely, especially since it was part of a longer account used as justification to wage war on Powhatan's Nation. Euro-Americans must ask themselves why it has been so important to elevate Smith's fibbing to status as a national myth worthy of being recycled again by Disney. Disney even improves upon it by changing Pocahontas from a little girl into a young woman. The true Pocahontas story has a sad ending. In 1612, at the age of 17, Pocahontas was treacherously taken prisoner by the English while she was on a social visit, and was held hostage at Jamestown for over a year. Read more.... http://www.powhatan.org/pocc.html It is believed that Pocahontas was born around 1595 to a Powhatan chief. Her given name at birth was Matoaka, although she was sometimes called Amonute. “Pocahontas” was a derogatory nickname meaning “spoiled child” or “naughty one.” Matoaka’s tribe was a part of a group of about thirty Algonquian-speaking tribes located in Tidewater, Virginia. During Matoaka’s childhood, the English had arrived in the ‘New World’ and clashes between the colonizers and the Native Americans were commonplace. In 1607, John Smith, an Admiral of New England and an English soldier and explorer, arrived in Virginia by ship, with a group of about 100 other settlers. One day, while exploring the Chickahominy River, John Smith was captured by one of Powhatan’s hunting parties. He was brought to Powhatan's home at Werowocomoco. The accounts of what happened next vary from source to source. In John Smith’s original writing, he told of having a large feast, after which he sat and spoke with Chief Powhatan. In a letter written to Queen Anne, John Smith told the story of Matoaka throwing herself across his body to protect him from execution at the hands of Powhatan. It is believed that John Smith was a pretentious man who told this lie to gain notoriety. In the Disney version, Matoaka/Pocahontas is depicted as a young woman when she saved John Smith, but by his accounts, she was only a 10-year-old child when these events occurred, and therefore highly unlikely that there was any romance between them. http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/true-story-pocahontas-not-told-disney-002285
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSxDTpT5VeQ Teenager commits suicide live online while 1,500 people watch video stream Abraham Biggs took a fatal drugs overdose while broadcasting it on the internet A teenager committed suicide live on the internet, egged on by others who had logged on to see him do it. Abraham Biggs, 19, told users on a bodybuilding site he would kill himself that night and invited them to watch the live video. Those monitoring the web forum ignored his message because they assumed it was a joke. But others posted insults and even encouraged him to kill himself. Eventually as many as 1,500 signed on to see the desperate act - with some urging him to hurry up, apparently believing it a hoax. The boy's video footage only ended when police broke into his home near Miami. A police officer with his gun drawn was seen entering the bedroom to find Abraham's lifeless body. The teenager used the 'lifecasting' website Justin.tv, which is designed to let users share their everyday lives and stream - or broadcast - live footage. Abraham was seen taking pills before lying on the bed with his back to the camera. A member of the bodybuilding.com forum under the name CandyJunkie, he had apparently threatened to commit suicide before. On Wednesday, he went to the forum and detailed the amount of drugs he was going to take. He posted his suicide note on another forum, saying he hated himself for being a failure. 'I hate myself and I hate living. I have let everyone down and I feel as though I will never change or never improve,' he said. 'I am in love with a girl and I know that I am not good enough for her. 'I have come to believe that my life has all been meaningless. I keep trying and I keep failing. 'I have thought about and attempted suicide many times Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1088173/Teenager-commits-suicide-live-online-1-500-people-watch-video-stream.html#ixzz4OXNB2b28 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook A young woman in China may have posted her final moments of life on Instagram. The unnamed woman, whose account is jojostai1012, uploaded a series of pictures that were directed toward her ex-boyfriend. One of the messages, when translated, reads, “I will haunt you day and night after I'm dead." She then posted a photo of some burning items, and a picture of her feet hanging off the ledge of a building. This was her last picture. It's not completely clear what happened next, but Chinese forum Mop shared a photo of what appears to be a woman's body lying in a pool of water in a carpark with police investigating the scene. The tragic story began about two weeks before when the young woman started posting photos with worrying captions detailing her devastation at a recent break up. Instead of raising the alarm and potentially saving her life, her followers simply liked the pictures or wrote shallow comments underneath The Chinese woman who appears to have posted her suicide on Instagram The Chinese woman who appears to have posted her suicide on Instagram A young woman in China may have posted her final moments of life on Instagram. The unnamed woman, whose account is jojostai1012, uploaded a series of pictures that were directed toward her ex-boyfriend. One of the messages, when translated, reads, “I will haunt you day and night after I'm dead." She then posted a photo of some burning items, and a picture of her feet hanging off the ledge of a building. This was her last picture. It's not completely clear what happened next, but Chinese forum Mop shared a photo of what appears to be a woman's body lying in a pool of water in a carpark with police investigating the scene. The tragic story began about two weeks before when the young woman started posting photos with worrying captions detailing her devastation at a recent break up. Instead of raising the alarm and potentially saving her life, her followers simply liked the pictures or wrote shallow comments underneath. (Source 1 | Source 2) The woman who committed suicide live on Internet because her boyfriend didn't show at her birthday's party The woman who committed suicide live on Internet because her boyfriend didn't show at her birthday's party A 31-year-old woman in Taiwan was running live commentary to about nine friends on Facebook while she was committing suicide live on the internet. The reason? She was upset because her boyfriend failed to show up on her birthday. While friends online with her were pleading with her not to commit suicide, none of them alerted the police. The woman, Claire Lin, inhaled poisonous fumes from charcoal fire to kill herself. Her final words were in her post on the social networking site to her friend: "Too late. My room is filled with fumes. I just posted another picture. Even while I'm dying, I still want FB [Facebook]. Must be FB poison. Haha." The woman's boyfriend returned the next day and discovered her body at home. http://www.oddee.com/item_98907.aspx
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2jWeUAB6Bc Cats seem like they could care less about their adoring owners, flicking their tails as they walk away. But cats and their people go way back. Researchers recently traced their spread around the world to their relations with farmers and travels with merchants and Vikings, Ewen Callaway reports for Nature. Though the first full dog genome was sequenced in 2005, it took another two years for a cat’s genome to be sequenced. And it wasn’t until 2014 when a high-quality map of this cat’s genes, an Abyssinian named Cinnamon, was finally published. But in the last couple years, a sharp drop in the cost of DNA analysis is allowing cat-loving researchers to catch up. Recently, an evolutionary geneticist Eva-Maria Geigl, from the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, presented the first comprehensive study of the spread of felines through history at a conference in Oxford. Geigl and her colleagues analyzed the mitochondrial DNA of 209 domestic cats found at 30 archeological sites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The cats span human history, from the dawn of agriculture through the 18th century. What the researchers found is that cats spread in two waves. The first explosion happened when agriculture first appeared in the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey, where the wild ancestors of domestic cats live. Geigl suggests that when people began storing grain, they likely attracted rodents. These rodents, in turn, likely attracted the wild cats. Early farmers may have seen the advantages of having cats control the rodent populations and encouraged them to stick around, eventually leading to domestic breeds. The second wave of cat-spansion happened several thousand years later, explains Callaway. Geigl’s team discovered that cats with a mitochondrial lineage from Egypt began appearing in Bulgaria, Turkey and sub-Saharan Africa between the fourth century B.C. and the fourth century A.D. The team believes sailors may have begun keeping cats on ships around this time to control rodents, spreading them to port cities during trading missions. In fact, a cat with the Egyptian mitochondrial DNA was found in a Viking site in North Germany dating between 700 and 1000 A.D. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-study-details-spread-cats-around-world-180960573/#DO2iMheW7RI3elkE.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter From Viking cats to felines of the ancient mariner: DNA analysis from 30 archaeological sites reveals how cats spread around the world The DNA samples date between 15,000 years ago, up to the 18th century Researchers found that one lineage in the Middle East grew with farmers Another lineage commonly seen in Egypt spread to Bulgaria and Turkey And, they also found remains of the same lineage at an ancient Viking site Study suggests cats helped to control rodents and were thus tamed It would be difficult to imagine the world today without the presence of cats – from internet memes to Instagram stars, they’ve just about taken over the world. But, it wasn’t always that way. In a new study, researchers analyzed the DNA of over 200 ancient cats, from as far back as 15,000 years ago and up to the 18th century CE, to shed light on the little-known history of cat domestication. This revealed two distinct waves of cat population growth in Eurasia and Africa, suggesting they may have expanded with farming and seafaring communities who turned to them for rodent control. The relationship between cats and humans is one that stretches back thousands of years – but, the origin of the house cat largely remains a mystery, and it’s still unclear if these animals are truly distinct from their wild relatives. ‘We don’t know the history of ancient cats,’ Eva-Maria Geigl, an evolutionary geneticist at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, told Nature. ‘We do not know their origin, we don’t know how their dispersal occurred.’ To understand more about their history, researchers examined mitochondrial DNA from the remains of 209 cats found at more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. With some samples up to 15,000 years old, this provides a glimpse at life as far back as the Mesolithic, just before the onset of agriculture. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3798965/From-Viking-cats-felines-ancient-mariner-DNA-analysis-30-archaeological-sites-reveals-cats-spread-world.html#ixzz4OWX3cKJt Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbaLcJCupUU The following Ouija board stories are drawn from local tales. In all cases, the identities are changed in order to protect the privacy of the individuals, but the stories are true. All of these Ouija board stories took place throughout a small mountainous county in Northern Maine throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It's Just a Hobby Cindy was only thirteen. She was the middle child within a large, devoutly Christian family. She had three older sisters, a younger sister and a younger brother. At some point during the eighth grade, a friend let her borrow a Ouija board one weekend, and that weekend Cindy and her older sisters played with the board. They did so in secret, late at night, because they knew how strongly their parents would disapprove. That weekend, the mysterious talking board mesmerized Cindy. Cindy became obsessed with it. She could think of nothing else and soon had a list of questions that she wanted to ask the board Cindy had an hour every day after school where she was alone in the house before her older sisters returned from high school. So Monday afternoon right after getting home from school, she cautiously crept up to her room, set up the Ouija board on her bed and gently laid her fingertips on top of the pointer. After just ten minutes of sitting quietly, the planchette started to jerk softly across the board. It spelled out, "H-I". Cindy's breath caught in her throat. "Hi," she answered. "Who are you?" "J-A-K-E" A shock ran through Cindy. Jake was a friend of hers who had died in a car accident in the fourth grade. "Jake, is it really you?" Cindy sat up, her arms shaking with excitement. The pointer moved quickly up to "YES". Over the next hour, Cindy held a conversation with "Jake". Every day after school, Cindy would race up to her room and have a conversation with Jake about her life and about her future. But after a few days, the conversations became darker and angrier. By the second week, Cindy had the impression that she wasn't talking with Jake, but instead with a dark and terrible imposter. Finally, by the end of the second week, the entity revealed itself as a demon and threatened Cindy that if she told anyone about their conversations she would die. That Friday night, when her sisters got home, they found Cindy curled up in a corner crying. It took a week in a mental facility before Cindy could recover from the emotional damage that the "entity" caused her during those two fateful weeks of her childhood. Can't Hide Secrets from Ouija One summer, three middle school boys discovered a Ouija board in a trash bin outside a local apartment building. Tom, the oldest, was terribly cruel to the younger boy, Josh. He would often punch Josh jokingly in the arm, but so hard that it would bruise. Other times he would call Josh stupid or a "retard". The third boy, Chris, would avoid the abuse by remaining silent. Secretly Chris and Josh disliked Tom's behavior, but they tolerated it because they had no other friends. That summer, the three boys took the discovered Ouija board to Tom's house where he was alone most of the time anyway. His father was always working, and his mom had passed away years earlier. As the three boys sat in the middle of the living room with their hands on the planchette, they became bored after twenty minutes of waiting. When they were just about to give up, the planchette budged. Finally it spelled out "G-E-T A-W-A-Y". "Get away? I live here," Tom barked. The planchette started moving more briskly in a figure eight. "N-O-W!" "That's weird. I wonder what it means?" Chris said, glancing at Tom and Josh. He looked back at the board. "Where should we go?" Chris asked. "I-T H-U-R-T-S..." "This is stupid," Tom said. He looked at Josh and Chris, "You guys are doing this..let's test it. Josh, let go" Josh removed his hands from the planchette. "Now ask it a question that only you will know," Tom ordered. Josh immediately asked, "Who's the person who keeps hitting me?" Tom gave Josh a nasty glare, but the planchette was already moving quickly. "A-S-K T-O-M," it answered. "This is stupid," Tom said. "D-A-D," the board spelled. "Huh?" Chris said, staring at the board. "I think this question is for Tom." He glanced up at Josh and they exchanged confused expressions. "D-A-D," it spelled again. Tom's breathing started to race, his face turned red and sweat formed on his brow. "D-A-D," it spelled a third time. Tom jumped up and ran from the room crying. It was the first time Josh and Chris had ever seen or heard Tom cry. They only learned a few days later that Tom's father routinely abused him. Somehow, the Ouija board knew Tom's innermost secret. Whole Town Goes Mad The news headlines announced the town's descent into madness in March of 1920. In a small town in Southern California, police arrested seven people who had stripped nude and began to act "mad" after dallying with a Ouija board. Over the next several days, the madness spread like a disease throughout the town. One police officer joined the hysteria, stripping off his uniform and running into a local bank while screaming hysterically. A 15-year-old girl described her own nude and wild appearance as a result of her ability to communicate so effectively with spirits. Terrified of the spreading madness, town hall officials brought in truckloads of mental health specialists to examine all 1,200 members of the populace. While the professionals attributed the madness to a shared hysteria, the city government decided to take no risks. Ouija boards were banned within the town limits (either possession or sale). From: http://paranormal.lovetoknow.com/True_Ouija_Board_Stories The Ouija board has been burned, banned and debunked. Some say it's a channel to the dead and a portal for evil entities. Others say the Ouija board is a harmless fortune-telling board game. Read these tales and decide for yourself! In the States in 1949, a 14-year-old boy tried to contact his dead aunt through the Ouija board. After this, bizarre things occurred – his bed shook violently, objects flew about the room, welts appeared on his skin. He was declared possessed by demons and was ‘exorcised’. Sound familiar? This Ouija board tale was the basis for the movie, ‘The Exorcist’, one of the creepiest horror films ever made. In 1978, professors at the University of Bologna held a séance with a Ouija board. They asked the Ouija board to tell them the location of politician Aldo Moro, who had been kidnapped by the Red Brigade terrorists. The Ouija board spelled out ‘Gradoli’. Only after the Red Brigade killed Moro, was it discovered he had been kept prisoner in a suburb of Rome in a house on ‘Via Gradoli’. The Ouija board wrote a book In 1913, in Missouri, a young woman named Pearl Curran channeled a spirit called Patience Worth through a Ouija board. Over the next 24 years, Patience, who said she had lived in Dorset in the 1600s, dictated six novels and thousands of poems to Pearl via the Ouija board. Pearl, who had little literary education, became a publishing sensation. Read more at http://www.lifedeathprizes.com/amazing-stuff/scary-ouija-board-tales-1589#vGQM12fGyzgZPKed.99
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCCfLxqIfIc In the 1870s, Labette County, Kansas became a destination for a small groups of Spiritualists — among them, the Bender family, who built a cabin that served as their home and an inn for travelers. The parents, John and Ma (her real name was never known), spoke little English and had two children — John Jr. and Kate. Neighbors soon branded John and Ma as devilish and mysterious. On the other hand, their children were more outgoing. Kate, in particular, proclaimed herself a clairvoyant and a healer, and she frequently conducted séances. Rumors of her paranormal abilities spread, and men would stop in at the lodge for dinner and to commune with spirits. Others would pay extra to spend the night with her. John Jr. did his part to attract guests by stopping men on the road and engaging them in conversation. He would suggest they drop by the house to pick up some groceries fresh from the orchard. And so the Bender inn became a common spot for pioneers to stop on their westward journey. Unfortunately, some visitors never left. Such was the story for George Loncher and his infant daughter, who decided to return home to Iowa after his wife died, making an overnight stop at the Bender inn. After Loncher failed to arrive in Iowa, a man named Dr. William York, who had known the widower, began a search and soon found himself in Labette County. When he, too, failed to return home, suspicions circulated about why travelers in the area kept disappearing. A homesteaders meeting was called. The male Benders attended, as well as Dr. York’s brother, who had come looking for him. The townspeople decided to conduct a search of all the cabins in the county. That night, a storm arrived, and it postponed the investigation for a few days. When the weather let up, the Benders themselves had disappeared. Their wagon gone, their inn abandoned, never to be heard from again. A group of fellow homesteaders – including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s father, reportedly – searched the home and found a trap door to a cellar that was riddled with blood. With no bodies found, the building was torn up and the ground unearthed. But there was still nothing to explain the blood. All eyes turned to the apple orchard nearby where the Benders grew their produce. It was here that the body of Dr. York, George Lochner, and his infant daughter were found. Along with their corpses lay eight others, most of them with cut throats and crushed skulls. http://www.the-line-up.com/the-bloody-benders/ In 1870, Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura Ingalls left their home in southeast Kansas, where they had lived for about a year, and headed back to Wisconsin. Their Kansas home was later the basis for Laura's book The Little House on the Prairie. That same year, a group of new families moved into the area. They were Spiritualists, a religion that was totally foreign to the homesteaders already in the new state. Two of the families moved away within a year. The others kept to themselves, with the exception of the Benders. John Bender, Sr., and his family settled in Kansas in 1870, near the Great Osage Trail (later known as the Santa Fe Trail) over which innumerable travelers passed on their way to settle the West. The older Bender, called "Pa," made a claim for 160 acres in which is now Labette County. His son John (sometimes called Thomas) claimed a smaller parcel that adjoined Pa's land, but never lived on or worked it. The Benders also included "Ma" and a daughter named Kate. Ma and Pa spoke mostly German, and their English was so heavily accented that no one understood them. The younger Benders spoke fluent English. http://mentalfloss.com/article/53672/bloody-benders-americas-first-serial-killers
  14. I wanted to see how close to doomsday we are on the clock. They had the doomsday clock when I was young, and every year it was with excitement we would hear how close we are to wiping ourselves out with our own technology.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVW8GVrweAo The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging biotechnologies, and cybertechnology that could inflict irrevocable harm, whether by intention, miscalculation, or by accident, to our way of life and to the planet. Nuclear Weapons The nuclear age dawned with the creation of the first atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 at the end of World War II. During the Cold War years of 1949 to 1990, hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union defined the nuclear threat. Each superpower was poised to destroy the other with nuclear arsenals that together at their peak exceeded 70,000 bombs. The possibility of all-out nuclear war--a war that no one could win and that could lead to the end of modern civilization--was ever present. The US and Soviet nuclear arsenals were by far the largest, but Britain, China, and France also established nuclear weapon programs during the 1950s. Later came Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. In contrast, other countries, including Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Sweden, initiated nuclear weapons programs but later decided to shut them down. Today, the mind-numbing possibility of nuclear annihilation as a result of a deliberate attack on the other by the United States or Russia seems a thing of the past, yet the potential for an accidental, unauthorized, or inadvertent nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia remains, with both countries anachronistically maintaining more than 800 warheads on high alert, ready to launch within tens of minutes. In addition to creating their enormous nuclear arsenals, the United States and the Soviet Union spread civilian nuclear power technology and research reactors, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, to more than 40 countries during the decades of superpower competition. The result is that the materials used to construct nuclear bombs can be found in some 144 sites around the world according to the International Panel on Fissile Materials. Save for Antarctica, every continent contains at least one country with civilian highly enriched uranium. Even with the improvement of nuclear reactor design and international controls provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the presence of bomb-making materials in so many places increases the chances that terrorist groups could get hold of enough highly enriched uranium or plutonium to use in a bomb. While international attention focuses today on North Korea's small number of nuclear weapons and on Iran's pursuit of a civilian nuclear power capability, with the possibility that it could create nuclear weapons as well, the IAEA estimates that another 20 to 30 countries possess the capabilities, if not the intent, to pursue the bomb. Meanwhile, the original nuclear weapon states (in particular, Britain, France, Russia, and the United States) continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals, with seemingly little effort to relinquish these weapons. These trends lead many to believe that key governments are not yet intending to pursue the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. As long as nuclear weapons are considered a legitimate way to provide for national security, all of humanity remains at risk from the most dangerous technology on Earth. Climate Change Fossil-fuel technologies such as coal-burning plants powered the industrial revolution, bringing unparalleled economic prosperity to many parts of the world. But in the 1950s, scientists began measuring year-to-year changes in the carbon-dioxide concentration in the atmosphere that they could relate to fossil-fuel combustion, and they began to see the implications for Earth's temperature and for climate change. Today, the concentration of carbon dioxide is higher than at any time during the last 650,000 years. These gases warm Earth's continents and oceans by acting like a giant blanket that keeps the sun's heat from leaving the atmosphere, melting ice and triggering a number of ecological changes that cause an increase in global temperature. Even if carbon-dioxide emissions were to cease immediately, the extra gases already added to the atmosphere, which linger for centuries, would continue to raise sea level and change other characteristics of the Earth for hundreds of years. http://thebulletin.org/overview Timeline IT IS STILL 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 3 minutes to midnight 2016: "Last year, the Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock forward to three minutes to midnight, noting: 'The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.' That probability has not been reduced. The Clock ticks. Global danger looms. Wise leaders should act—immediately." See the full statement from the Science and Security Board on the 2016 time of the Doomsday Clock. IT IS 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 3 minutes to midnight 2015: "Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity, and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth." Despite some modestly positive developments in the climate change arena, current efforts are entirely insufficient to prevent a catastrophic warming of Earth. Meanwhile, the United States and Russia have embarked on massive programs to modernize their nuclear triads-thereby undermining existing nuclear weapons treaties. "The clock ticks now at just three minutes to midnight because international leaders are failing to perform their most important duty—ensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization." IT IS 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 5 minutes to midnight 2012: "The challenges to rid the world of nuclear weapons, harness nuclear power, and meet the nearly inexorable climate disruptions from global warming are complex and interconnected. In the face of such complex problems, it is difficult to see where the capacity lies to address these challenges." Political processes seem wholly inadequate; the potential for nuclear weapons use in regional conflicts in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and South Asia are alarming; safer nuclear reactor designs need to be developed and built, and more stringent oversight, training, and attention are needed to prevent future disasters; the pace of technological solutions to address climate change may not be adequate to meet the hardships that large-scale disruption of the climate portends. IT IS 6 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 6 minutes to midnight 2010: "We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons" is the Bulletin's assessment. Talks between Washington and Moscow for a follow-on agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty are nearly complete, and more negotiations for further reductions in the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenal are already planned. The dangers posed by climate change are growing, but there are pockets of progress. Most notably, at Copenhagen, the developing and industrialized countries agree to take responsibility for carbon emissions and to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. IT IS 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 5 minutes to midnight 2007: The world stands at the brink of a second nuclear age. The United States and Russia remain ready to stage a nuclear attack within minutes, North Korea conducts a nuclear test, and many in the international community worry that Iran plans to acquire the Bomb. Climate change also presents a dire challenge to humanity. Damage to ecosystems is already taking place; flooding, destructive storms, increased drought, and polar ice melt are causing loss of life and property. IT IS 7 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 2002: Concerns regarding a nuclear terrorist attack underscore the enormous amount of unsecured--and sometimes unaccounted for--weapon-grade nuclear materials located throughout the world. Meanwhile, the United States expresses a desire to design new nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on those able to destroy hardened and deeply buried targets. It also rejects a series of arms control treaties and announces it will withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. http://thebulletin.org/timeline In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The bulletin's statement explaining this advance toward catastrophe invoked the two major threats to survival: nuclear weapons and “unchecked climate change." The call condemned world leaders, who “have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe," endangering “every person on Earth [by] failing to perform their most important duty—ensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization." http://www.ecowatch.com/noam-chomsky-the-doomsday-clock-is-nearing-midnight-1891172232.html