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bestpossible:

gravewisdom:

stfuconservatives:

inothernews:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.  Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

— A statement posted on Apple’s website, confirming the death of founder Steve Jobs, dead from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
Rest in peace, good sir.  And thank you for everything you’ve given us.


He went from pirating phone lines to helping redefine technology as we know it. We are all joined together here, thanks in some small part to this man. You helped change the world Mr. Jobs, thank you and Rest In Peace.
-Joe

Thank you Steve Jobs for exploiting people over seas and not so over seas so you could become a zillionaire who feeds off of the capitalism bred hunger for something newer, something shinier, something more expensive.Seriously, people are acting like he solved world hunger or he cured cancer or stopped racism. He was a genius who made lots of money by selling you things you don’t need. Good jerb. 

You beat me to saying this damn it.

Was going to say something along those lines.

bestpossible:

gravewisdom:

stfuconservatives:

inothernews:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.  Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

A statement posted on Apple’s website, confirming the death of founder Steve Jobs, dead from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Rest in peace, good sir.  And thank you for everything you’ve given us.

He went from pirating phone lines to helping redefine technology as we know it. We are all joined together here, thanks in some small part to this man. You helped change the world Mr. Jobs, thank you and Rest In Peace.

-Joe

Thank you Steve Jobs for exploiting people over seas and not so over seas so you could become a zillionaire who feeds off of the capitalism bred hunger for something newer, something shinier, something more expensive.

Seriously, people are acting like he solved world hunger or he cured cancer or stopped racism. 

He was a genius who made lots of money by selling you things you don’t need. 

Good jerb.

 

You beat me to saying this damn it.

Was going to say something along those lines.

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wespeakfortheearth:

People penned in awaiting arrest on bridge #occupywallstreet

wespeakfortheearth:

People penned in awaiting arrest on bridge #occupywallstreet



BREAKING: NYC Transit Union has just arrived @ #occupywallstreet

cwnl:

Watch live here

“The NYC TWU says they control the transport of NY and they’ve got our back”

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peaceblaster:

Bradley Manning and Julian Assange Both Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 recognize a number of activists, among them Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Wael Ghonim, Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, and Egyptian Israa Abdel Fattah together with the April 6 Youth Movement.
Thus the Arab Spring, as it has been termed, is well-represented in the Nobel Peace Prize nominees this year, and with good reason: It was a remarkable grassroots revolution that is still changing the North African and Middle East dynamic and, indeed, the world.
Much of this, however, might not have been possible but for the actions of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks.
Manning allegedly leaked diplomatic cables and video (of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack) to WikiLeaks. Manning had access to SIPRNet and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System from his workstation in Iraq. His reason for leaking the documents? Manning wrote to former hacker Adrian Lamo, “I want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are … because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.”
Assange, as founder and public face of WikiLeaks, took these documents—in addition to other diplomatic cables and documents—and published them on WikiLeaks—an act the old New York Times would have done without hesitation in the Pentagon Papers-era, but seems quite reluctant to do in the 21st century.
And while a Nobel Peace Prize nomination might not help Manning avoid prison time or get Assange released from house arrest and his legal charade, it certainly is a form of vindication for both men; many people across the world admire their principled stand.
If it had not been for WikiLeaks publishing the leaked diplomatic cables, the Arab Spring might not have been possible. The leaks were the catalyst, as Amnesty International stated, supplying the momentum in Tunisia and Egypt, for example. Even Retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Ann Wright, in a recent Stars & Stripes editorial, has called Wikileaks “a critically important tool for those who seek to uphold basic human-rights standards and the professional conduct of U.S. military forces.”
As such, both Manning and Assange deserve serious consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize.

peaceblaster:

Bradley Manning and Julian Assange Both Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 recognize a number of activists, among them Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Wael Ghonim, Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, and Egyptian Israa Abdel Fattah together with the April 6 Youth Movement.

Thus the Arab Spring, as it has been termed, is well-represented in the Nobel Peace Prize nominees this year, and with good reason: It was a remarkable grassroots revolution that is still changing the North African and Middle East dynamic and, indeed, the world.

Much of this, however, might not have been possible but for the actions of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks.

Manning allegedly leaked diplomatic cables and video (of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack) to WikiLeaks. Manning had access to SIPRNet and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System from his workstation in Iraq. His reason for leaking the documents? Manning wrote to former hacker Adrian Lamo, “I want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are … because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.”

Assange, as founder and public face of WikiLeaks, took these documents—in addition to other diplomatic cables and documents—and published them on WikiLeaks—an act the old New York Times would have done without hesitation in the Pentagon Papers-era, but seems quite reluctant to do in the 21st century.

And while a Nobel Peace Prize nomination might not help Manning avoid prison time or get Assange released from house arrest and his legal charade, it certainly is a form of vindication for both men; many people across the world admire their principled stand.

If it had not been for WikiLeaks publishing the leaked diplomatic cables, the Arab Spring might not have been possible. The leaks were the catalyst, as Amnesty International stated, supplying the momentum in Tunisia and Egypt, for example. Even Retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Ann Wright, in a recent Stars & Stripes editorial, has called Wikileaks “a critically important tool for those who seek to uphold basic human-rights standards and the professional conduct of U.S. military forces.”

As such, both Manning and Assange deserve serious consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize.

(via amodernmanifesto)







thep0int:

Photos and video from Thessaloniki protests during the International Exhibition, September 10

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In the early hours of September 11, one young man was beaten fiercely by the bastards of five motorcycles police units in Kassandrou Street, near the General Secretariat for Macedonia and Thrace. More cops arrived at the spot while the young man was screaming in pain. Neighbours yelled from their balconies against the uniformed pigs. The severely beaten man was arrested. Another man was also detained for the sole reason that he was standing nearby waiting for a taxi and rushed to help him.

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brooklynmutt:

Human slaughterhouse discovered in Tripoli
Rebel forces mopping up the last remnants of Gaddafi regime resistance in Tripoli have discovered a warehouse containing the charred skeletons of scores of prisoners killed and burned as troops fled. 
Residents who live nearby the site, near the southern Tripoli headquarters of    Libya’s most feared military unit, the Khamis Brigade, loyal to Col    Gaddafi’s youngest son, say they heard the sounds of shooting and explosions    on Tuesday evening.
They were unable to leave their homes to investigate while fighting in the    area continued, but on Friday night rebel forces captured the base and drove    out the remaining fighters. Yesterday morning, residents and rebel forces    moved in to discover the still-warm remains of at least 53 people.
Eight bodies, hands bound, had been left decomposing outside the shed. Inside,    the remainder had been burned as they lay, the canisters of petrol still    lying in the corners among the bodies, which were still warm. Locals told The    Sunday Telegraph that up to 150 people were thought to have been killed    there.
The horrific find, which could add to evidence in any future war crimes    prosecution of the Libyan leader, came as Libyan rebels admitted that they    had no concrete information on where he might be hiding…
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brooklynmutt:

Human slaughterhouse discovered in Tripoli

Rebel forces mopping up the last remnants of Gaddafi regime resistance in Tripoli have discovered a warehouse containing the charred skeletons of scores of prisoners killed and burned as troops fled.

Residents who live nearby the site, near the southern Tripoli headquarters of Libya’s most feared military unit, the Khamis Brigade, loyal to Col Gaddafi’s youngest son, say they heard the sounds of shooting and explosions on Tuesday evening.

They were unable to leave their homes to investigate while fighting in the area continued, but on Friday night rebel forces captured the base and drove out the remaining fighters. Yesterday morning, residents and rebel forces moved in to discover the still-warm remains of at least 53 people.

Eight bodies, hands bound, had been left decomposing outside the shed. Inside, the remainder had been burned as they lay, the canisters of petrol still lying in the corners among the bodies, which were still warm. Locals told The Sunday Telegraph that up to 150 people were thought to have been killed there.

The horrific find, which could add to evidence in any future war crimes prosecution of the Libyan leader, came as Libyan rebels admitted that they had no concrete information on where he might be hiding…

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populationgo:

Experience the Majesty of a Working PIP-Boy 3000

In the future, the world will probably succumb to some sort of nuclear winter. At least when that happens, people will be able to take comfort in the fact that they have the warm glow of a Personal Information Processor on their wrist.

A very thrifty individual decided not to wait and built a working model of the “PIP-Boy 3000” from the Fallout games. It’s unfortunate that it’s completely unwearable and it can’t actually read vitals or your stats but it’s a testament to what someone can do with an old cellphone, a circuit board and some spare time.

[Joystiq]


Yasuomi Umetsu’s “A Kite” to be Remade into a Live-Action Film

populationgo:

A Kite, the anime cult classic by the Yasuomi Umetsu, also known as Yasuomi Umezu, is reported to be remade into a live-action film by Hollywood. David R. Ellis (Shark Night 3D, Final Destination 2, The Final Destination) will be directing the film, while Anant Singh and Brian Cox, from Distant Horizon are co-producing the film together with Moises Cosio and Alejandro Saevich from Detalle Films. Casting is already underway and the producers hope to go into production in January 2012.

Spoilers for the film summary under the cut.

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This is going to end up just like the live-action Akira.


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