Images 16/9/18

•September 17, 2018 • 48 Comments

truth..

they ALWAYS lie..

nothing has changed..control pop culture and you control the new generations coming through..

bbc program which must feature one eye..

do as we say not as we do..

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

this is a guy called “kalaca skull” from colombia..hes hates himself..a lot..note the forehead..

a goat tattoo?

mainstream wasnt pushing this image a lot during the saga that was mccains funeral process..

so apparently the A’Ok is now a white supremacy sign..go figure..i thought it was 666!

nazi!

google this if you dont know what it is or how its created..

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June 2009: Google founders’ mentor found dead in swimming pool

•September 17, 2018 • 3 Comments

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/jun/07/rajeev-motwani-dead-google-swimming-pool

A US computer science professor who played a key role in the creation of the internet search giant Google has been found dead at the age of 47 after apparently falling into his swimming pool.

Rajeev Motwani was mentor to Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, when they were PhD students at Stanford university. His body was found in the pool of his home in Atherton, California, on Friday.

A spokesman for the university said the cause of death was unclear. Friends said he could not swim, but was planning to learn. Some reports speculated that Motwani, who regularly worked late into the night, could have accidentally fallen into the pool after going outside in the dark.

On his blog, Brin led tributes to Motwani as the inspiration behind a number of computing advances. “Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of Rajeev Motwani is behind it,” he wrote.

“When Larry and I began to work together on the research that would lead to Google, Rajeev was there to support us and guide us through challenges, both technical and organisational.”

A 1998 paper written by Page, Brin and Motwani, unearthed by the blog TechCrunch, discussed the development of Google. “We have developed a global ranking of web pages called PageRank based on the link structure of the web that has properties that are useful for search and navigation … We have used PageRank to develop a novel search engine called Google, which also makes heavy use of anchor text,” it said.

Stanford said Motwani’s work on data mining influenced the way algorithms are used in Google searches. It pointed out that he was also an influential investor who backed the initial development of what turned out to be a number of successful hi-tech companies and initiatives, including the internent payment giant PayPal.

“Rajeev’s connections to Silicon Valley were all important, but he will be remembered most for the personal friendships he had with students, faculty colleagues and staff in the department. We will all miss him tremendously,” Jim Plummer, the dean of the school of engineering, told the university’s news service.

Motwani was born in Jammu, India, and grew up in New Delhi. He travelled to the United States for his doctorate in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is survived by his wife, Asha Jadeja, and two daughters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajeev_Motwani

He completed his B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1983 and got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988 under the supervision of Richard M. Karp.

The San Mateo County coroner, Robert Foucrault, ruled the death an accidental drowning. Toxicology tests showed that Motwani’s blood alcohol content was 0.26 percent. He could not swim, but was planning on taking lessons, according to his friends.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_M._Karp

He is most notable for his research in the theory of algorithms, for which he received a Turing Award in 1985, The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science in 2004, and the Kyoto Prize in 2008.

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a blast from the past..the master of the google algorithm..and how he died..check out his books..

“Rajeev Motwani was mentor to Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, when they were PhD students at Stanford university. His body was found in the pool of his home in Atherton, California, on Friday.”

and this:

Robert Foucrault, ruled the death an accidental drowning. Toxicology tests showed that Motwani’s blood alcohol content was 0.26 percent.”

0.26% is huge..you are totally drunk if thats your level..seems out of character?

anyone remember this or have anything to add?

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Pope summons church leaders from around the world for summit on sex abuse..panic has set in!

•September 14, 2018 • 25 Comments

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/09/12/22/20/pope-announces-summit-on-sex-abuse

Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children.

Francis’ key cardinal advisers announced the decision on Wednesday, as the latest chapter in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse and cover-up scandal has thrown Francis’ papacy into crisis.

The February 21-24 meeting is believed to be the first of its kind, and signals a realisation at the highest levels of the church that clergy sex abuse is a global problem and not restricted to the Anglo-Saxon world, as many church leaders have long insisted.

Francis’ papacy has been jolted by accusations he rehabilitated a top American cardinal from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI for having molested and harassed adult seminarians.

The Vatican hasn’t responded to the accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, but has promised “clarifications” that presumably will come sometime after Francis’ meeting Thursday with the US delegation.

The Vatican said the meeting would be headed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and also include Francis’ top sex abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

Di Nardo has said he wants the Pope to authorise a full-fledged Vatican investigation into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed as cardinal in July after a credible accusation that he groped a teenager.

The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick would invite seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed.

John Paul II made him archbishop of Washington and a cardinal in 2001, presumably because Vatican officials were impressed by his fundraising prowess and considered his past homosexual activity a mere “moral lapse” and not a gross abuse of power.

DiNardo has also said recent accusations that top Vatican officials – including the current Pope – covered up for McCarrick since 2000 deserve answers.

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they moved ratzy on to try and get past this issue..but its back..like a turd that cant be flushed away..the stain is deep and francis is not handling it well..how can he?..its endemic and its everywhere and they know it..the tip of the iceberg has been seen..but its far deeper..

“Francis’ papacy has been jolted by accusations he rehabilitated a top American cardinal from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI for having molested and harassed adult seminarians.”

complicit..

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EU’s “dangerous” move to punish Hungary “reveals its authoritarian grip”

•September 14, 2018 • 6 Comments

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45498514

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU’s core values.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law – charges which he denies.

More than two-thirds of MEPs backed the censure motion – the first such vote against a member state under EU rules.

If also approved by national leaders, Hungary could face punitive measures.

The ultimate sanction, the suspension of Hungary’s voting rights, is unlikely as Poland is likely to veto any such move.

The BBC’s Nick Thorpe in Budapest says Mr Orban appears increasingly isolated among European conservatives but is being applauded by nationalist parties.

Since coming to power, Mr Orban’s government has taken a hardline stance against immigration. It introduced a law which made it a criminal offence for lawyers and activists to help asylum seekers, under the banner of “facilitating illegal immigration”.

But there have also been reports of pressure being put on the courts and the electoral system, and of widespread corruption.

After the vote, the European Parliament said it was also concerned about:

  • The constitutional and electoral system
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Freedom of expression and religion
  • Academic freedom and freedom of association
  • Equal rights, particularly for refugees and minorities such as Roma and Jews

Mr Orban addressed the parliament on Tuesday in defence of his government, labelling the threat of censure as a form of “blackmail” and an insult to Hungary.

He claimed a report by Dutch Greens MEP Judith Sargentini was an “abuse of power”, and included “serious factual misrepresentations”.

Ms Sargentini’s report into Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party alleged such actions were “a clear breach of the values of our union”.

Under an EU rule called Article 7, breaching the union’s founding principles can lead to the suspension of a member state’s rights as a punitive measure.

However, Hungary is currently facing “preventative” measures, which the parliament says are designed to avoid sanctions entirely.

The BBC Reality Check team has explained the Article 7 process in detail. Broadly, the decision on Hungary will now be referred to the heads of the 28 EU member states to consider.

However, because this step has never been taken before, it is not clear what will happen next, or when.

Suspension of Hungary’s voting rights is the most serious possible consequence – but is considered unlikely.

Poland is also facing disciplinary proceedings, launched by the European Commission in December last year. The case has yet to reach the European Parliament.

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italy is also pushing back against the eu..but hungary is the favorite enemy..

the true power of the bloc is now showing..you will not make any sovereign decisions..and we can punish you..

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Xi and Putin meet as Russia kicks off biggest ever war games

•September 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/xi-putin-meet-russia-kicks-biggest-war-games-180911071926817.html

Russia launched its largest war games since the Cold War on Tuesday with hundreds of thousands of troops, including Chinese soldiers taking part for the first time, in eastern Siberia.

The massive military manoeuvres come as tensions between the West and Russia have intensified to the highest level since the days of the Soviet Union. The drills have been condemned by NATO as a rehearsal for a “large-scale conflict”.

Dubbed Vostok-2018, the war games involve more than 300,000 troops, 36,000 tanks, 1,000 aircraft and 80 warships and support vessels, according to Russia’s defence ministry.

It broadcast images of military trucks being transported on trains, columns of tanks, armoured vehicles and naval vessels on the move, and combat helicopters and fighter aircraft taking off.

The main aim was to check the military’s readiness to move troops large distances, to test how closely infantry and naval forces cooperated, and to perfect command and control procedures, the ministry said. Later stages will involve rehearsals of both defensive and offensive scenarios.

Russia said 24 helicopters and six jets belonging to the Chinese air force had moved to Russian air bases for the exercise.

Beijing has said 3,200 members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will join in the operations, about 5,000km east of Moscow.

NATO has said it will monitor the exercise closely as will the United States, which has a strong military presence in the Asia-Pacific region. It is likely to be watched attentively by Japan and North and South Korea.

The start of Vostok-2018 coincided with a meeting between Russia‘s President Vladimir Putin who met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

Putin said Moscow has a “trusting relationship” with Beijing “in politics, security and defence”, while Xi said both countries would continue to “make joint efforts to … push the China-Russia relationship up to a new height”.

The three-day meeting in Vladivostok brings together the leaders of Russia, China, Japan and South Korea, as well 5,000 delegates from 60 countries.

It is the two leaders’ third meeting and comes amid an escalating US-China trade war and US-led sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs, said the coming together of Moscow and Beijing was a direct response to moves by the United States.

“Clearly we can see a growing rapprochement between Russia and China because of the very assertive line against both countries by the United States. And in this regard we can say that Donald Trump is the major patron of the Russian-Chinese closer relationship,” said Lukyanov.

Dmitri Trenin, a former Russian army colonel and director of the Carnegie Moscow Center think-tank, agreed.

“With its Vostok-2018 exercise Russia sends a message that it regards the US as a potential enemy and China as a potential ally,” wrote Trenin.

Wednesday will see war games featuring anti-aircraft technology, while the main event will be on Thursday.

The Russian army compared the show of force to the USSR’s 1981 war games that saw between 100,000 and 150,000 Warsaw Pact soldiers take part in Zapad-81 – the largest military exercises of the Soviet era.

But Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu noted these exercises were far larger.

“Imagine 36,000 military vehicles moving at the same time: tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles – and all of this, of course, in conditions as close to a combat situation as possible,” Shoigu said.

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“largest war games since ww2” meme or how to make a pancake and wash it down with a shot of vodka..

these are war games like all the other nations of the world continue to do..its a nothing burger..

“With its Vostok-2018 exercise Russia sends a message that it regards the US as a potential enemy and China as a potential ally,” wrote Trenin.”

who would have thought it.. *sarcasm

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Kanye West & Lil Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I love it”..WTF??

•September 12, 2018 • 4 Comments

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***NSFW warning***

posted this as a statement of the times..

this is where we are at..cant really call it music..i dont know what it is..but for some reason “rappers” seem to get a blind eye turned from the SJW’s and PC police..eminem is a perfect example of this..go and listen to his stuff from a decade ago..now he is feigned as being brave and progressive..he was homophobic, misogynistic and a total asshole..

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The next sharemarket crash is coming

•September 12, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.smh.com.au/money/investing/the-next-sharemarket-crash-is-coming-here-s-what-to-do-about-it-20180904-p501mn.html

The US S&P 500 index has just recorded what is being described as the longest bull market in modern history and the index is now higher than the record in February, from which we saw an 11.8 per cent sell-off in 10 days. The US market is very close to being technically “overbought” once again, a rare occurrence for such a large index and it is now also trading at the top of its six-month trading range if not busting out to the upside.

Scanning the newswires it is also clear that one of the early indicators of a market top, the number of articles talking about a market top, is also on the rise. From one day on Livewire this week came the headlines “How to catch the top”, “Ageing bull market approaches seasonally weak September” and “When to hold and when to fold”.

As the market rises it is a natural human investor assumption that what goes up must come down, otherwise known as mean reversion, a financial theory suggesting that asset prices that spike or dive eventually return to the long run average. On which basis we are now watching the current equity market blow off and wondering when the sell-off is going to come.

But selling because something has gone up is the most amateur of mindsets and typical of human wiring that is not naturally engineered for investment.

As any technical aficionado will tell you, you buy things that are going up and only sell them when they go down. On that basis my humble advice remains the same as always – don’t bother trying to predict the top of the market, wait for it. The trick to that is twofold:

1. Be vigilant

A classic weakness of the average investor is complacency. Believing everything is normal when in fact it is exceptional. The US market is up 58 per cent in two and a half years. This is not normal, it is great. So do not take it for granted. The higher it goes the more vigilant you need to become, not the more relaxed.

The air gets thinner at altitude. When a sell-off comes it will happen more quickly and more sharply than it will at low altitude. And the higher the market goes, the less of an excuse it will take to knock it off its perch. So keep watching, more so at higher levels. Even though it’s not allowed, keep that mobile phone in your golf bag just in case it all goes oblong halfway through the round.

2. Be prepared to act when it happens

Another costly investor weakness is inaction. Watching markets fall, or a stock fall, and not doing anything about it is second-rate. The sharemarket is not a weighing machine (all those Buffett-quoting puritanical value investors tell you it is, but that’s in order to excuse themselves from having to time the market), it is a voting machine.

Sentiment is a huge and enduring factor. It can swamp value for long periods. You have to gauge it just as you do value. Value is easy, its numbers. Sentiment is hard, it is ethereal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t respect it as many don’t. You are not buying a company when you buy a stock you are buying into a share price journey which includes sentiment as well is value factors and you cannot operate on value alone. You might as well put blinkers on if you think value is all you need to focus on.

You don’t have to believe me, hopefully a lot of investors don’t, but investors and advisers who are realistic about the sharemarket need to react to changes in trend not sit there quoting people far smarter, richer and patient than ourselves in an attempt to get away with doing nothing when we should be doing something.

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nothing new here really..it is coming..

“On that basis my humble advice remains the same as always – don’t bother trying to predict the top of the market, wait for it.”

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