Posted 4 weeks ago
The popularity of inflation and credit expansion, the ultimate source of the repeated attempts to render people prosperous by credit expansion, and thus the cause of the cyclical fluctuations of business, manifests itself clearly in the customary terminology. The boom is called good business, prosperity, and upswing. Its unavoidable aftermath, the readjustment of conditions to the real data of the market, is called crisis, slump, bad business, depression. People rebel against the insight that the disturbing element is to be seen in the malinvestment and the overconsumption of the boom period and that such an artificially induced boom is doomed. They are looking for the philosophers’ stone to make it last
Ludwig Von Mises
Posted 1 month ago

pride-of-neverland:

axi0m:

g3niu5:

sinningsaint27:

thoughtsofallie:

why is life so hard

She fell so hard in the shower. Lmao

#firstworldproblems

Infomercial game is the best.

the worst part is that most of us do this anyways

(Source: lover-gem)

Posted 1 month ago

As Benjamin Franklin left the Pennsylvania State House after the final meeting of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, he was approached by the wife of the mayor of Philadelphia. She was curious as to what the new government would be. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam. If you can keep it.”

Posted 1 month ago
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
James Madison 1795
Posted 1 month ago

When your mom does your laundry as a nice surprise and puts the condoms you left in your pants pocket on your dresser for you

Posted 1 month ago

Why Microsoft is essentially creating “Jarvis” from Iron Man

While the execution of Windows 8 itself was less than successful and not well received, Microsoft is back to the drawing board with Windows 9 - more a refinement and maturity of the windows 8 principle of touch the universal OS. this hints more at the direction Microsoft sees the market heading.

Slate tablets have been coming out recently aiming at professionals. They support powerful Intel core microarchitecture CPUs, dedicated graphics, and large UHD displays. The TBA release of “Cortana”, the personal AI assistant designed to rival Siri. Cortana should find it’s way to the Xbox One, Microsoft mobile phones, and Windows 8/9. Cortana has a “notebook” like system that may support a virtual “memory” system that will be unified across all devices, from the TV, to PC, to tablet, to phone. This personal assistant paired up with the idea of giant touch screen computers to adorn walls and table, will essentially create your own “personal assistant” that follows you around, transferring from device to device. The Xbox one also points towards Microsoft’s plan, to have a full, unified ecosystem across all devices that not only unifies all media consumption and work, but also creates an artificial “friend” in a way. Truley the “home of tomorrow”.

Posted 1 month ago

I need to pick my specialization within computer science before graduating UCC in the fall and going on to NJIT

I’ve decided to pursue Network Architecture

Posted 2 months ago

Slavery facts:

  • The word “slave” derives from the word “slav”, referring to Eastern Europeans, who were subject to slavery for thousands of years by the Celts, Greeks, Romans, and Conans
  • in the year 0 A.D, half of the Roman Empire were slaves and 75% of the city of Athens were slaves
  • At the peak of slavery in the US, 6% of white southerners owned slaves.
  • At the peak of slavery in the US, 1.4% of white Americans owned slaves
  • Ethiopia outlawed slavery in 1942, Saudi Arabia in 1962, Peru in 1968, India in 1976, and Mauritania in 1980
  • The Catholic Church didn’t officially oppose slavery until 1965
  • In 1830 US, roughly 1/4 of all free African Americans owned slaves
  • Less than 2% of slaves in the Atlantic trade arrive in the US
  • The largest slave trade in History was the Arabic slave trade, which lasted for 14 centuries and included over 200 million slaves.
  • The Irish slave trade began in the early 17th century when James II sold 30,000 Irish slaves to the new world. By the mid 1600’s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat.
  • at one point, 70% of slaves in Montserrat were Irish slaves
  • between 1641 and 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English, and another 300,000 were sold as slaves.
  • Ireland lost more than half of its population in one decade
  • There are more black slaves today than in the US in 1850
  • Slavery has existed throughout history and still exists to this day
  • All major religions at one point or another have been involved in the slave trade.
  • Slavery is an institution of the State.
  • Slavery has nothing to do with race - and everything to do with power.

Sources

https://mises.org/journals/rae/pdf/rae7_2_2.pdf

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-irish-slave-trade-the-forgotten-white-slaves/31076

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/slavery

http://www.fsd157c.org/Documents/TeacherFiles/SouthernColonies_10_6_2013_5_06_59_PM.pdf

http://secularafrican.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/european-slaves-in-the-islamic-empire/

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=44940

http://www.salon.com/2000/06/15/white_slaves/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3664862/The-forgotten-history-of-Britains-white-slaves.html

http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-forgotten-white-slaves-part-ii-nehesy/

http://www.truthandgrace.com/muslimslavery.htm

http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/the-arab-slave-trade-and-200-million-non-muslim-slaves-of-all-skin-colors/

http://takimag.com/article/islams_role_in_slavery_jim_goad/print#axzz2tQCV3evW

Posted 2 months ago

The NSA

  • It can track the numbers of both parties on a phone call, as well location, time and duration. (More)
  • It can hack Chinese phones and text messages. (More)
  • It can set up fake internet cafes. (More)
  • It can spy on foreign leaders’ cell phones. (More)
  • It can tap underwater fiber-optic cables. (Clarification: Shane Harris explains that there were reports the NSA was trying to tap directly into cables using submarines, but is now more likely trying to intercept information once it has reached land.) (More)
  • It can track communication within media organizations like Al Jazeera. (More)
  • It can hack into the UN video conferencing system. (More)
  • It can track bank transactions. (More)
  • It can monitor text messages. (More)
  • It can access your email, chat, and web browsing history. (More)
  • It can map your social networks. (More)
  • It can access your smartphone app data. (More)
  • It is trying to get into secret networks like Tor, diverting users to less secure channels. (More)
  • It can go undercover within embassies to have closer access to foreign networks. (More)
  • It can set up listening posts on the roofs of buildings to monitor communications in a city. (More)
  • It can set up a fake LinkedIn. (More)
  • It can track the reservations at upscale hotels. (More)
  • It can intercept the talking points for Ban Ki-moon’s meeting with Obama. (More)
  • It can crack cellphone encryption codes. (More)
  • It can hack computers that aren’t connected to the internet using radio waves. (Update: Clarification — the NSA can access offline computers through radio waves on which it has already installed hidden devices.) (More)
  • It can intercept phone calls by setting up fake base stations. (More)
  • It can remotely access a computer by setting up a fake wireless connection. (More)
  • It can install fake SIM cards to then control a cell phone. (More)
  • It can fake a USB thumb drive that’s actually a monitoring device. (More)
  • It can crack all types of sophisticated computer encryption. (Update: It is trying to build this capability.) (More)
  • It can go into online games and monitor communication. (More)
  • It can intercept communications between aircraft and airports. (More)
  • (Update) It can physically intercept deliveries, open packages, and make changes to devices. (More) (h/t)
  • (Update) It can tap into the links between Google and Yahoo data centers to collect email and other data. (More) (h/t)

Source: http://www.wnyc.org/story/running-list-what-we-know-nsa-can-do-so-far/

Posted 2 months ago
To preserve our free societies, we have to defend not just against distant enemies, but against dangerous policies at home. If we allow scarce resources to be squandered on surveillance programmes that violate the very rights they purport to defend, we haven’t protected our liberty at all: we have paid to lose it.
Posted 2 months ago
So you think that money is the root of all evil? […] Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (via moralanarchism)
Posted 2 months ago
‎”It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity - than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.”
Stefan Molyneux (via thetruthovercomfort)
Posted 2 months ago

objectivistnerd:

I remember one time I was tussling with a commie troll, and he claimed (using ‘we’ pronouns) that communists had accomplished a whole string of things, despite the fact that Superman couldn’t have been participated in all of them.

(Source: libertyorgfy)

Posted 2 months ago

I will try to explain, what is going on as well as I can.

1. If you don`t know, where Ukraine is (you may not know, nothing horrible about that), it is the biggest country in Europe with population of 46 million people. We have two seas, mountains, forests and lakes, cold winters and hot summers. We have potential for being one of the most powerful agriculture country in the world. But we are not. Our women are gorgeous, our men are strong. All people speak two languages, most three. Our culture is based on hospitality, respect for work and private achievements, fidelity and hard work.

2. Now we have revolution. Not riots, not a civil war, but a revolution - fight against the corrupted government. For many years our government has been stealing from us, humiliating and disgracing our nation. Average salary in the capital is 300 euros a month, outside the capital - 150 euros a month. But our president has a personal helicopter with special “parkings” build for him instead of parks in the center of the city. Most people live in houses, that has not be renewed since 1970s, sometimes they die, because balconies blow or ceilings fall down. But our president has huge mansion with several pools, private lake, three guest houses and even golden toilet. And that`s only in Ukraine. With our salaries prices for petrol is the same as in Switzerland. But our roads look like surface of the moon. That is why our president has many cars (and helicopter), most of them exclusive models by German and American luxurious companies. Whatever you do, does`t matter, how much you work, you stay poor. I personally was hiring a dance teacher to my school. For his first private, he got 7 euros. He took half of the money to save for his mother, and the other - he went to the cheap cafe, and boasted - for the first time in my life I can eat, what I want!

3. Our system is so corrupted, that you have to bribe a doctor in order for him to examine you. I am not even talking about police and services that certify your business. Each year we have at least twenty people killed on road by drunken policemen, officials, their children and lovers. Among the killed ones just this year there are children of 2 and 4 years old. These drivers never go to jail, as courts are corrupted, too.

4. Most of us (me included) at least once in our life witnessed or were part of gun shooting, policemen or bandits involving. All of us at least once in a life were threatened by police, when we asked for their help - in car accidents, when robbed or beaten up. So enough is enough! My people are tried to work for a “family” - group of bandits, who are robbing us and our country. That is what is going on. This fight is not political. It`s not for a party or a leader. It`s for the nation. We don`t want to European Union, we don`t want to fight Russia, we just want normal simple life. All we want from Europe and US is to block the bank accounts of our government`s official. These accounts hold billions of dollars, stolen from people. And the last thing I want to say - while I was at home, in Ukraine, I went to the protestants every day, trying to help as much as I can. And you can not imagine, what kind of people gathered there. You can see poor little grannies pouring Molotov cocktail to the bottles, handicapped, who help to clean the snow, beautiful girls giving hot tea and food to the protestants, men of all professions - from students to top managers of oil companies. All of them help each other, cheer up and take care of each and every one.

Alex Shchukin, pole dancer, on Ukraine - his home country. (via spinninglovestory)
Posted 2 months ago

vicemag:

The Ukraine Uprising Had Its Bloodiest Day Yet Yesterday

Kiev was burning again on Tuesday. After a period of calm, yesterday’s violence was the deadliest since Ukraine’s “Euromaidan” protests began in November.

The number of deaths rose throughout the day, as more and more corpses were found in the streets of Kiev. By Wednesday morning, at least 25 people had lost their lives, including nine police officers. Reports about the number of injured vary but start at over 200. A Ukrainian doctor on the scene said that the real number could run “into the thousands,” and the tolls of those both killed and wounded are only likely to rise. A stream of photos on social media showed people, many of them apparently unconscious, with their faces covered in blood.

Yesterday’s crackdown was a brutal riposte to anyone who thought the situation in Ukraine would be settled any time soon—a position that didn’t seem too fanciful as recently as a few days ago. On Sunday, police and protesters started to pull back from their standoff on Kiev’s Hrushevskoho Street, the site of the worst clashes in January. The place was an absolute mess: a sea of soot, tires, and burned-out vehicles, studded with Ukrainian and foreign flags.

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