The Pony Show: Weekend Edition – Neil Armstrong Dies

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“Ad Astra Per Aspera”

 

So guys, I know it’s been a while since I did much posting on here, but here’s a good headliner for you. The first man to set foot on the moon, dies…on the moon. Okay he didn’t die on the moon, but it was good banter. The pic and caption up there you see was from the Aperture Science page on Facebook, and before anyone asks, yes that’s Latin for “To the stars and beyond’.

 

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

 

Armstrong was commander of the Apollo 11 mission that made the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969. He had undergone heart surgery Aug. 8, three days after his 82nd birthday. His family said that Armstrong had passed from post-surgery complications.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures,” the family said in a statement. “Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.”

As he stepped off the lunar module and set foot on the moon’s surface, he said “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” underscoring a centuries-old fantasy among human kind and a high point in the Cold War era space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. An estimated 500 million TV viewers watched the event, engrossed by the surreal, grainy black-and-white footage.

The notoriously publicity shy Armstrong was a reluctant hero. In an era of celebrity adulation, Armstrong refused to sign autographs or grant interviews, giving only infrequent speeches. “I don’t want a living memorial,” he once said. He reluctantly joined fellow Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in anniversary celebrations of the moon landing.

Armstrong flew Navy fighter jets during the Korean War, flying nearly 80 missions and later became a test pilot before joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its second group of astronauts. Armstrong commanded Gemini 8 in 1966, which suffered near disaster until he used a back-up system to stop an uncontrolled capsule spin and made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean.

Armstrong’s prowess was again demonstrated following the moon landing, when it was later revealed that lunar module had just 20 seconds of fuel left when he steered to avoid large boulders before touching down in the Sea of Tranquility.

The self-described nerd downplayed hero status.

“I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer,” he said a February 2000 appearance. “And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.”

Born in tiny Wapakoneta, Ohio, Armstrong took his first flight as a six year old, fueling a lifetime passion for aviation. He attended Purdue University to study aeronautical engineering before the Korean War, later earning a master’s degree at the University of Southern California.

The lunar landing made him more popular than his hero, aviator Charles Lindberg, but Armstrong shunned the spotlight. After walking on the moon, he lived a mostly private life, buying a farm and teaching aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati until 1979.

When he appeared in Dayton in 2003 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, he bounded onto a stage before 10,000 people packed into a baseball stadium. But he spoke for only a few seconds, did not mention the moon, and quickly ducked out of the spotlight.

“Neil Armstrong was a pioneer of flight and that is how he would want to be remembered,” says space historian John Logsdon, author of JFK and the Race to the Moon. “In his mind he flew all kinds of vehicles that set record firsts, and one of them happened to be the first one on the moon.”

Armstrong basically saw himself as an aviator first and foremost, part of the long tradition of American pilots going back to the Wright Brothers, Logsdon says.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request,” his family said in a Saturday statement. “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

“He will be part of history forever,” Logsdon said.

So there you have it guys, the man was a Hero, not An Hero.

This is Grass signing out, peace.

 

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who uttered one of history’s most famous proclamations when he became the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died Saturday.

Of Bats, Murders, and Homurators

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Well here’s a coincidence, a murder in a Batman movie.  Maybe we should have Detective Gordon handle this, I’m sure he’ll find out the culprit. I found it hilarious that my brother was so ass damaged that I was laughing at the coincidence that I truly believes I find the murder funny. Course, there’s no arguing with people with lower I.Q.s so let them do as they please. Let me start off right here by saying that I don’t support murder, I support coincidental irony. And this incident for all intents and purposes is pretty coincidental and ironic at the same time. So let me stop babbling on and on about what I think and let you see for yourself about what you think.

 

Batman tragedy: Reactions of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ premiere Colorado shooting

 

Friday morning as the news developed of the Aurora, Colorado shooting at
The Dark Knight Rises premiere. It has been reported that 12 died and at least 50 others were wounded. The news reports are pouring in analyzing details and every angle that can be examined. The last in movie in the Batman series has inadvertently hosted an event that will chill movie goers for years to come.

The name James Holmeswill go down in history as another mass murderer. People are telling us “what went down.” According to news reports,

a survivor of the shooting reported later that the gunman pointed the gun right at him. Another said, “I thought it was a joke or part of the show,” Jennifer Seeger told TODAY. “He came in and threw in the gas can, and then I knew it was real.”

Life was normal for the people watching the movie, before the canister of gas was tossed into the room and the gunman came in and opened fire. Standing in line earlier a journalist tweeted her last post 20 minutes before the movie would start. People across the nation are reeling with the news of the Colorado shooting. Many are over-reacting by vowing not to go to the movies for a while, fear of copycat shootings could be the reason.

Several articles on Examiner highlight the reactions in the entertainment world:

‘Gangster Squad’ trailer pulled from Batman movie after Colorado shooting

President Obama has moment of silence for theater victims of Colorado shooting

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ theater security increased; NYPD stepping up patrols

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ cancels Paris premiere after Colorado shootings

The Batman movie is not to blame, although many would blame the violence of the movie, the guns. It is not the fault of the theater – who would expect this to happen?

Do not over-react – security is being increased at movie theaters across the nation. This is sad, and it is amazing that in this day and age we do live with crazy mass shootings every few years, not just from terrorists taking down the World Trade Center, but from crazies within in our own country. Our condolences to all families affected by this tragedy.

 

Crazies man, every year we have a bunch of morons do this sort of inherently dumb actions that jeopardize people’s safety and then all of a sudden we’re calling in homeland security and then shit hits the fan. Well guess what? Now’s a good a time as any to fucking leave the US; Too many psychotic morons here anyway. This isn’t a quickie so let’s move on.

 

This next bit is a gallery post from EqD regarding drawfriend. Enjoy the posts, and save all pics you like. I’m rather fond of this one tbh.

 

 

Drawfriend Stuff #509

 

 

 

Where Luna actually hangs out during major disasters edition!  Celestia might control the sun, but Luna controls the GALAXY.  Your puny lives are but a speck in the grand scheme of things.

 

Now here’s some arbitrary list Leon posted up about action animes or whatever.

 

Top 20 “Seriously Entertaining” Anime

Author: Leon

 

 

Surprisingly, a top anime list based on the rigorous scientific criteria of being considering “seriously entertaining” by a whole bunch of anime fans actually results in a list of classics absolutely nobody should allow themselves to miss out on…

The ranking:

1. Tiger & Bunny

2. Toradora!

3. Ano Hana

4. Steins;Gate

5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

6. Nichijou

7. Code Geass

8. Working!!

9. Gintama

10. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

11. A Certain Scientific Railgun

12. Ghost in the Shell

13. Tomodachi ga Sukunai

14. Ore no Imouto

15. Inu x Boku SS

16. Neon Genesis Evangelion

17. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

18. Durarara!

19. Hidamari Sketch

20. Cowboy Bebop

 

Next up, you know that guy who made Nayrootoe? Well, he wants to make a ramen anime…who would watch that?

 

Kishimoto: “I Actually Wanted To Write A Ramen Manga”

Author: Artefact

 

Naruto mangaka Masashi Kishimoto has been busily embarrassing Narutards with his first ever TV interview, revealing that he initially planned Naruto “to be about ramen” and that “it is aimed at boys in middle school.” Paraphrasing some of his comments, he apparently wanted to write a ramen manga but this was not accepted so he decided to write a manga about not being accepted, for schoolboys and full of ninja  – and so Naruto was born:

“I initially thought I would write a story about ramen, but it wasn’t accepted.”

“The theme of ‘wanting to be accepted or recognised’ crops up a lot in my works…”

“So I thought I might do something about Japan and with ninja in it.”

“I treasure the kind of memories boys in middle school have, even if I am getting on a bit.”

“At Shonen Jump we are all rivals.”

There has been a certain amount of despair amongst Naruto fans online at him being so blunt about the manga targeting 2nd year middle school boys (not that this would surprise anyone) – in Japanese the phrase “chuu-ni-byou” (中二病), “8th grader sickness,” is actually slang for behaving in the juvenile manner expected of a knuckle-headed little 14-year-old.

 

There’s a huge gallery of some sort, you can look it over if you want. Ugh, Jump stuff, I never read that anymore, it’s old hat, so is Shoujo Beat but I enjoyed some of it during my days as a teenager. Anyway, moving on.

Hyde Park man breaks into house, throws party, and causes damage. This kind of thing never happens at Jekyll Park

 

YDE PARK— A Hyde Park man is due in town court Thursday for allegedly throwing a party at a house when the homeowner was out of town, police said.

Hyde Park police charged Michael A. Petronella, 24, with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief, both felonies.

Police said Petronella was house-sitting a woman’s residence when he threw a party without permission and caused $3,500 worth of damage. When the homeowner came back to the residence she called police and Petronella was arrested and arraigned in Hyde Park Court, police said.

He is being held in Dutchess County Jail on $10,000 bail or bond and is due back in town court Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

 

Oh and I heard Florida strip clubs were trying to get Sarah Palin look-a-likes to join.

 

Tampa strip clubs take extra steps to cash in on RNC

 

TAMPA –Strip clubs may not be the most politically correct venue for those attending the Republican National Convention, but that doesn’t mean Tampa’s well-known adult hot spots won’t be ready for the influx of visitors.

One place is bringing in a stripper who looks like former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. There are major renovations taking place. And some nude clubs have already been giving potential customers a taste of the talent online.

“Not only can you see the dancers on the stage and in the dressing room, you can also talk to them in an online chat room,” said Don Kleinhans, owner of the 2001 Odyssey on North Dale Mabry Highway.

By the time the RNC begins in late August, Kleinhans hopes out-of-towners will have already formed attachments to his dancers from watching them online through the Club Cam System, which the 2001 Odyssey developed.

Customers pay $4 a minute to chat on top of the monthly $19.95 membership.

“Basically, what you see in a bricks-and-mortar strip club you can now see live on the Internet,” Kleinhans said.

One of the dancers, known as Go Go, hopes the software will lead to a profitable August. She chats a few times a week.

“Guys I meet online feel like we have a relationship,” she said. “If someone came to town, you only had them the short amount of time … and had to part ways. Now you can still make money off them.”

Thee Doll House, on North West Shore Boulevard, doesn’t have webcams but its dancers are also planning to cash in during the convention.

Thee Doll House recently underwent a $1 million renovation and plans to bring in a Palin impersonator to entertain customers.

Neither club would predict how much money they would make during the convention but both expect business to more than quadruple.

Even with all the cameras turned on the area. In 2010, when the convention was awarded to Tampa, club owner Joe Redner said never mind that the GOP pitches itself as a party of family values.

“Washington, D.C., per capita, sells more bondage leather than any place else in the world,” Redner, who owns the Mons Venus, told the Tribune in 2010. “Those people are kinky.”

The Bay area has more than 40 strip clubs, and their already infamous reputation increased during the 2009 Super Bowl, when some clubs stayed open 24 hours and doubled or tripled the number of dancers.

The entertainers hope politics brings a bigger payday than football, assuming visitors don’t mind being recognized.

“I’m really excited. I know there’s going to be a ton of people here and its going to be a really fun time to work,” Thee Doll House dancer Nikki Maylander said.

 

Oh lookie another Facebook status stabbing.

 

MAN STABBED OVER FACEBOOK

Man Said His Wife Stabbed Him After Reading His Facebook

 

Rhonda Rochelle Washington was in the Brazos County Jail in Bryan Thursday evening with bond set at $999. The 33-year-old Bryan woman is charged with aggravated assault.

Police records show Washington’s husband told officers he was trying to sleep early Thursday when his wife got upset reading his Facebook account in the living room. Police say when he checked on her, she chased him with a knife and stabbed him.

Washington said her husband was high on drugs and they were arguing over his drug use when she struck his hand with her keys. However, police said the husband did not appear to be intoxicated.
Is this psycholand all of a sudden? Theater shootings, facebook status stabbings, making people look like Palin? You guys sure I’m not in the Twilight Zone?

Tomato truck fire makes gravy on I-295

 

Talk about hot tomatoes.

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of tomatoes caught fire late Wednesday in the northbound lanes of I-295 in Gloucester County.

No injuries were reported in the blaze south of Exit 17 in Greenwich Township, but the fire created a gooey mess that took workers a good part of the night to clean up, disrupting traffic flow through the area until just before dawn.

The cause is under investigation.

 

And let’s not forget, Mitt Romney! Oh look the Romney family is going overseas to the east. Wait a second, didn’t Romney say he was unemployed like the rest of us? How the fuck could he afford this?

Mitt Romney Foreign Trip To England, Israel, Poland Will Serve As Leadership Audition

 

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney auditions on the international stage next week as he travels to England, Israel and Poland looking to establish credibility as a potential commander in chief in his challenge to President Barack Obama.

For the Republican presidential hopeful – a former private equity executive and Massachusetts governor with little formal experience overseas – it’s a chance to demonstrate competence in settings often occupied by presidents. He’ll hold formal meetings with foreign leaders, give public speeches and visit historic sites.

Aides say it’s a chance for the candidate to forge links with strong U.S. allies and show that he’ll stand up for shared values.

There’s also risk: Romney, sometimes prone to misstatements, faces higher stakes wading into delicate diplomatic disputes than he does on the more familiar campaign trail at home. And executing a complicated trip through three countries over a weeklong span presents the most difficult logistical challenge Romney’s campaign has yet faced.

The centerpiece of the trip is a politically delicate visit to Israel, where he meets with top leaders who are closing in on a critical decision about whether to launch a military strike on Iran that is opposed by the Obama administration. The relationship with Israel and the question of what to do about Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons ambitions represent one of the starkest contrasts between Obama and Romney, who mostly has defined his foreign policy largely in terms of his opponent.

“If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon,” Romney said last year at a GOP primary debate focused on foreign policy.

The Israel visit comes on July 28, when Romney will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro and President Shimon Peres. Romney advisers won’t say if he will visit the West Bank, but he does plan a meeting with Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority prime minister.

The trip will be Romney’s fourth visit to Israel – he visited in 2011 and gave a speech at the Herzliya Conference in 2007, an address his advisers say will guide his visit next week.

“I believe that Iran’s leaders and ambitions represent the greatest threat to the world since the fall of the Soviet Union, and before that, Nazi Germany,” Romney said during his 2007 speech.

The trip will also allow him to reach out to Jewish voters in the U.S. – and also to evangelical Christians, a critical portion of the Republican base traditionally zealous about protecting the Jewish state.

“I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney told an evangelical Christian group in June when asked how he would approach the American relationship with Israel.

Israel is just one of the areas where Romney has drawn sharp contrasts with Obama without always outlining a clear alternative. He’s done that with a series of international events, including a crisis over Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and a hot-mic comment Obama made to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

But Romney’s advisers said he plans to be careful not to be seen obviously attacking the president while overseas, following longstanding tradition that U.S. politicians don’t criticize their own country’s leader while abroad.

For Romney, the trip will highlight an area where polls show he lags behind his Democratic opponent. A CBS/New York Times poll this week gave Obama a 47 percent to 40 percent lead over Romney on which candidate Americans think would better handle foreign policy.

Romney plans to outline his foreign policy vision in a speech Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev., before flying to London and the Olympic Games. He goes to Israel from there and finishes in Poland. While abroad, he plans major speeches in Jerusalem and Warsaw, though advisers say he’ll steer clear of outlining specific policy proposals in those addresses.

Romney does not plan to stop in Afghanistan, where the U.S. is still fighting a decade-long war, or Iraq, where Obama ended U.S. military involvement as promised. Visiting Afghanistan could have drawn a war-weary public’s focus to the ongoing conflict and forced Romney to outline more specifics on how he would handle the war as president. So far, Romney has sought to keep his options open on questions like when to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Obama visited Afghanistan during the 2008 campaign, but the then-Illinois senator was part of a larger congressional delegation.

Romney visited Afghanistan in 2011. Aides said he’s skipping it this time because of a tight schedule.

Throughout the trip, Romney will face inevitable comparisons with Obama, whose overseas trip to seven countries during the 2008 campaign culminated with a speech to an audience of 200,000 at the Victory Column in Berlin.

At his first stop, in London, Romney plans meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague, and Ed Miliband, who leads the opposition Labour Party. He plans fundraisers, where attendees will likely include bankers and others from London’s financial sector.

Great Britain is America’s most important global ally, and the special relationship between the two countries is a primary focus for any new president or secretary of state. Typically, meetings with British leaders are among the first any new American leader holds after taking office.

The Olympics, kicking off July 27 in London, could also offer Romney opportunities for additional meetings with foreign leaders, many of whom will be there for the beginning of the games. Romney advisers said efforts continue to set up additional meetings.

Romney plans to attend the Olympic opening ceremonies and some of the early competitions. The events offer Romney an opportunity to highlight his record at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, where he was brought in to run the organizing committee following a bribery scandal. So far, he hasn’t talked much about his role at the Olympics on the campaign trail, and it’s been mostly absent from his TV commercials. That’s likely to change in London, where Romney plans a major interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams.

Romney isn’t part of the official U.S. presence at the international competition. First lady Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation.

In Poland, Romney will visit a deeply Roman Catholic country that for years has favored Republicans over Democrats. The visit, campaign officials said, comes at the invitation of Lech Walesa, the Polish labor leader who co-founded the Solidarity movement and served as Poland’s president during the country’s transition out of communism. Romney will meet with Walesa in the Solidarity birthplace, Gdansk, and also hold meetings in Warsaw.

In Poland, Romney will have an opportunity to criticize Obama’s so-called political “reset” with Russia after U.S.-Russian ties deteriorated badly under President George W. Bush, as well as the Obama administration’s decision not to build a missile defense base in Poland.

Romney has referred to Russia as America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe.”

He’ll likely receive a warm welcome. Poles have never showed the enthusiasm for Obama that Germans and other Western Europeans did, and his popularity there has declined further during his years in office. But for Romney, the critical audience for his Poland trip is likely the many U.S. citizens with Polish ancestry who live in critical swing states across the American Midwest.

 

And there you have it? I will see you all next week, goodnight everybody. This is Grass signing out.

Another Week Another Slice of Cake

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I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not satisfied by the world, and every Monday I have a headache that’s killing me from stupid family drama, but today will be the last you hear of my personal matters as I don’t think it’s very professional to bring family matters to a blog that I run for news and such. Let’s press forward though, Obama’s new bill has just been signed into office and let me show you what it means for the rest of us.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court upholds Obama health care plan

 

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President Obama’s health care law in a complex opinion that gives the president a major election-year victory.

The historic 5-4 decision will affect the way Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.

Chief Justice John Roberts announced the decision that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.

A majority of the justices said that the individual mandate — the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine — is constitutional as a tax.

“Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” wrote Roberts.

The court’s four liberal justices, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, joined Roberts in the outcome.

Conservative Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented.

Roberts — a conservative appointed by President George W. Bush — provided the key vote to preserve the landmark health care law, which figures to be a major issue in Obama’s re-election bid against Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

The government had argued that Congress had the authority to pass the individual mandate as part of its power to regulate interstate commerce; the court disagreed with that analysis, but preserved the mandate because the fine amounts to a tax that is within Congress’ constitutional taxing powers.

As lawyers examined the details of the various opinions, political analysts quickly predicted at least a short-term political boost for Obama.

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said “you can hear the sigh of relief at the White House” over a big win for Obama.

“It allows the president’s signature achievement to stand,” Brown said. “Since politics is the ultimate zero-sum game, what’s good for Obama is bad for Gov. Mitt Romney.”

Brown also noted that the ruling allows Romney “to continue campaigning against the law and promising to repeal it.”

The Republican-controlled House have scheduled a vote July 11 for a full repeal of the health care law. It is a symbolic move that stands no chance of passage in the Democratic-controlled Senate. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., acknowledged that the election will be a determining factor for the law’s fate and the GOP’s ability to overturn it. “It’s up to the American people in the next election and their representatives to determine the fate of this law.”

Other congressional Republicans vowed to step up efforts to repeal what they call “Obamacare,” should they win control of Congress in the November elections.
“The president’s health care law is hurting our economy by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “Today’s ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety.”

The law’s individual mandate had been the key question for the court.

Critics called the requirement an unconstitutional overreach by Congress and the Obama administration; supporters say it is necessary to finance the health care plan.

The decision showed once again that the high court isn’t shy about weighing in on major legislative issues and influencing the political balance of power. Since its 5-4 decision affirming George W. Bush’s election as president in December 2000, the justices have tackled issues of huge importance, ranging from affirmative action to campaign finance, with equal aplomb.

In this case, the decision will have an immediate and major impact on the nation’s health care system, the actions of both federal and state governments, the course of the November elections for president and Congress, and the reputation of the Supreme Court for decades to come.

While the individual mandate requiring most Americans to have health insurance remained 18 months away from implementation, many other provisions already have gone into effect, such as reductions in seniors’ prescription drug costs, help for children and some adults with pre-existing conditions, and allowing children up to age 26 to remain on their parents’ policies.

Now that the court has issued its verdict, look for these repercussions:

– Health care for millions of Americans will be affected — coverage for some, premiums for others. Doctors, hospitals, drug makers, insurers and employers large and small all will feel the impact.

– States — some of which have moved ahead with the health care overhaul while others have held back — now have decisions to make.

– Republicans and Democrats in Congress are likely to move in different directions, seeking to expand or restrict health care and its associated costs.

– The presidential race between Obama and Romney will be affected, especially by energizing the two parties’ bases. Obama’s health care law has proven increasingly unpopular among Americans in most polls.

The court decision represents “the beginning, not the end, of the big debate on health care reform,” said Bill McCollum, the former Florida attorney general who filed the first lawsuit on the day the law was signed 27 months ago.

Not since the court confirmed Bush’s election — before 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq, Wall Street’s dive and Obama’s rise — has one case carried such sweeping implications for nearly every American.

Passed by Democrats along strictly partisan lines, the law is designed to extend health coverage to some 32 million uninsured people, ban insurers from discriminating against those with expensive ailments, and require nearly all Americans to buy insurance or pay penalties.

Its passage on March 23, 2010, marked the culmination of an effort by Democrats to overhaul the nation’s health care system that dates back to Harry Truman’s presidency. The most recent effort by President Bill Clinton in 1994, spearheaded at the time by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, fell victim to Republican opposition. Since then, lesser changes have been enacted, including creation of a separate Children’s Health Insurance Program in the states.

The new law was challenged in a Florida court the day it was passed, and several other lawsuits made their way through district and appellate courts. A majority, but not all, of those courts upheld the law.

The principal challengers were a coalition of 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business. Beyond them, more than 130 briefs in support or opposition — a modern record, surpassing two Supreme Court affirmative action cases in 2003 — were filed by organizations ranging from the seniors group AARP to the Young Invincibles, representing young adults.

During three days of dramatic oral arguments in March, attorneys for the plaintiffs, led by former U.S. solicitor general Paul Clement, argued that the government never has required Americans to enter into commerce and warned that such a mandate could lead to more in the future. If this is allowed, they said, what couldn’t the government do?

The current solicitor general, Donald Verrilli, argued that Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce. The mandate would do that by regulating the financing of health care, which represents 18% of the nation’s economy. He argued that the mandate was required in order to carry out the changes in the insurance market, such as guaranteeing coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

Yet even the government contended in court that if the mandate was struck down, it should take at least some of the most popular provisions with it. That would include guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and limits on premiums for those with expensive ailments — changes the government said could not be paid for unless millions more people bought insurance.

The states and business group challenging the law argued that the mandate wasn’t “severable” at all — if it was struck down, the entire law should fall. During three days of oral arguments in late March, several of the court’s conservative justices appeared to agree with that argument.

In addition, the states argued that the expansion of Medicaid with initial 100% federal funding was “coercive,” by luring states into an offer they could not refuse. They said it also would pull other people into Medicaid who already qualify but have not enrolled and would require certain treatments, all at a cost states cannot afford.
About the only thing both sides agreed on was that an obscure 1867 law, the Anti-Injunction Act, should not prevent the justices from rendering their verdict before the entire law was in effect.

 

So there you have it folks, a new bill signed off by the supreme court. Congrats, US, this is gonna come bite your ass off someday. I’m not against Obama, but frankly this just isn’t very logical, but everyone seems to be cheering for the big word: H E A L T H C A R E.

While it is true this will affect many young Americans who are unable to afford health care, it doesn’t necessarily mean that big a change. Obama care hasn’t really changed, it’s just that the Supreme Court backs it; That’s the major news, nothing special.

 

And now for more news about loli-R4p3 from Japan.

 

Cops Drop Charges Against Lolicon Rape Teacher

Author: Artefact

 

Police have dropped rape charges against a lolicon teacher who admitted having his way with a 12-year-old schoolgirl in the back of his car, and have declined to explain why.

The 26-year-old Sendai middle-school teacher was arrested for the attempted rape of a 12-year-old girl from another school, whom he had met online using an unnamed social networking service, and then arranged to meet up with in the back of his car.

For reasons they declined to clarify police dropped the charges against him, despite him admitting them and helpfully telling them “I was interested in girls of elementary school age.”

However, police searches revealed he had induced her to send nude pictures of herself to his phone, which he transferred to his PC, so police did later charge him with “manufacturing” child pornography, which he also admitted.

The incident came to light after the girl’s mother became suspicious and noticed her daughter had been exchanging mails with him.

What actions, if any, the school took in response to all this are not clear.

Police have not been forthcoming about the circumstances of him meeting the girl, but one possible scenario is that she was consensually engaged in prostitution, and that as a 12-year-old police may have been forced to charge him with statutory rape, which for whatever reasons they declined to do.

The other more widely favoured possibility is simply that he was a teacher and therefore practically immune to prosecution…

 

Not to be a downer but Artefag is a dick for posting this kind of news so often on the Sank blog. IF anyone out there has a better place for me to post Nippon news, that isn’t this depressing, please drop me a line.

 

Sesame Street strip club to serve liquor

Council votes to overturn alcohol ordinance

Author: Jeff Weinsier

 

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. –

A proposed strip club in North Miami will be able to serve liquor with its lap dances.

Late Tuesday night, the North Miami City Council voted 3-2 to overturn an ordinance that prohibited selling alcohol in a club with full nudity.

The city of North Miami had prohibited full nudity and alcohol in the same establishment, and the owners of the proposed club asked the City Council to lift the ban.

The proposed adult entertainment facility would be North Miami’s first. It is planned adjacent to Channel 2, on Sesame Street, in North Miami’s industrial district.

There is no word on when the club would open.

 

This was pretty funny. Strip club on Sesame Street. Anyway, ANN has the uh comic rankings, this was yesterday by the way.

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One other thing though…

 

Kingdom Hearts 3D’s English Dream Eaters Trailer Streamed

posted on 2012-06-27 18:00 EDT

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Latest in Kingdom Hearts franchise slated for N. America, Europe in July

Square Enix began streaming a 134-second English trailer on Wednesday for the Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]Nintendo 3DS game. The trailer highlights the different Dream Eaters featured in the game that can act as either allies or enemies. Square Enix previously streamed a trailer highlighting the game’s “flowmotion” system on Friday.

An English demo for the game is currently available to download at the Nintendo eShop. Square Enix will release the role-playing game on the Nintendo 3DS system in North America on July 31, after the European release on July 20. The game shipped in Japan on March 29.

 

So there you have it; And then there’s this…

 

Biglobe Poll: Most Anticipated Summer Anime OP/ED

posted on 2012-06-28 02:15 EDT

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Last Thursday, the Japanese Internet service provider BIGLOBE posted survey results on the most anticipated opening and endings for the summer anime season. The ranking was not an official BIGLOBE survey, but a poll conducted by the user “umapaka” under BIGLOBE‘s Anime Ranking Maker system.

Among the 2,441 self-selected responses from users of BIGLOBE‘s Anime One portal site, these were the 45 choices

 

The list can be viewed on-site. That is the end of my news, have some horses while I sign off. Goodnight, everyone.

 

Weekend Quickie: The end of the FPS Reign

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It’s a fucking miracle folks, I never thought it’d happen, but it finally happened. Here’s some real game news.

Ubisoft Employees: “I Can’t Continue To Make Shooters Over And Over Again”

 

Jade Raymond the Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto has stated that a number of her employees approach her and confess that they no longer feel passionate about creating yet another first-person or third-person shooter. Raymond firmly believes that it’s now time to “give our teenage medium a kick in the balls.”

“More and more people come to me at Ubisoft and say, ‘I love games. I came into this industry with so many ideas. But I can’t continue to make shooters over and over again. I’m not even in line with the messages.’ I have that meeting a lot these days. Yeah, it’s time to give our teenage medium a kick in the balls.”

“I don’t know when we decided as an industry that in order to sell five million copies of a game you have to make a Michael Bay film. There are other options.”

 

The world has hope and the tyranny of FPS has hope to come to an end.

Quickie: Obama supports gay marriage

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It’s been a while since I posted a headliner so here you guys go.

 

BREAKING: Obama Embraces Marriage Equality

By Igor Volsky

President Obama has come out in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian people in an interviewwith ABC News’ Robin Roberts this afternoon:

OBAMA: I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.

Watch it:

 

 

His endorsement comes less than a week after Vice President Joe Biden embraced the issue during an appearance on Meet The Press and a day after North Carolina banned marriage equality and civil unions in its state constitution. During the interview, Obama stressed that he personally affirms same-sex marriage, but says the matter should be left to the individual states.

The president last made news on the freedom to marry 560 days ago, when he told progressive journalists at the White House that he is evolving towards greater acceptance.

Obama’s remarks today bring him full circle to his position in 1996, when he was running for the Illinois state Senate. In response to a questionnaire from Chicago’s Outlines gay newspaper, he proclaimed, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” You can thank President Obama for completing his evolution here.

 

Update:

The Log Cabin Republicans’ R. Clarke Cooper was quick to try to discredit Obama’s announcement, calling it “cold comfort” and “offensive and callous” in the wake of the defeat in North Carolina yesterday. “This administration has manipulated LGBT families for political gain as much as anybody, and after his campaign’s ridiculous contortions to deny support for marriage equality this week he does not deserve praise for an announcement that comes a day late and a dollar short,” Cooper said.

 

Still won’t vote for him, but as Ryan said, this is a step in the right direction.

 

Goodnight folks.

North Korea’s Ultimate Bust

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I wasn’t going to post anything this Friday but, word of North Korea’s missile launch blowing up is kind of a big deal. This is actually semi-important so I figure you guys should know about this.

Rocket failure an embarrassment for North

Taepodong-2 launch fails after a minute in flight

By MASAMI ITO and JUN HONGO
Staff writers
North Korea on Friday defied warnings from the international community and launched a rocket — which then exploded about a minute after takeoff — scattering debris over the Yellow Sea off South Korea.

The North’s three-stage rocket “was airborne for more than a minute before it broke apart,” Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka told reporters at 8:32 a.m., less than an hour after it was launched around 7:40 a.m.

At a separate press briefing, a South Korean military officer said the rocket exploded just one or two minutes after liftoff and about 20 pieces plunged into the sea, Kyodo News reported.

“Debris started falling from an altitude of about 151 km above Baekneyong Island (in northwest South Korea) and was scattered across the sea roughly 100 to 150 km off Pyeongtak and Gunsan,” the officer was quoted as saying.

North Korean state media acknowledged the satellite failed to enter orbit much later in the day, while the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado identified the projectile as a Taepodong-2 missile.

After weeks of escalating tensions over the North’s “satellite” launch, which the global community widely considered a disguised ballistic missile test, the rocket ultimately didn’t pose a threat to any part of Japan’s territory, and the nation’s state-of-the-art missile defense system was not called upon to intercept any debris, Japanese officials said.

Radar systems continued to closely monitor the situation, but neither ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles deployed around Okinawa Prefecture or Standard Missile-3 interceptors aboard Maritime Self-Defense Forces destroyers in the East China Sea were activated.

“Though we are still analyzing the technical data, we believe there is absolutely no threat of Japan being affected by falling debris from the rocket,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Friday morning. “We ask that the public remain calm and proceed with their daily work and routines as normal.”

The Group of Eight foreign ministers, meanwhile, issued an emergency statement after their annual summit in Washington, condemning the North’s act and urging it to refrain from further provocations.

The rocket launch is “a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions,” a statement issued by the G-8 said.

Despite the North’s embarrassing failure, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered his government to continue collecting information as a matter of urgency. “(I will) do everything I can to provide information to the public” and strengthen cooperation with other countries, Noda said.

But the government has already come under fire for its perceived slow response in confirming the launch and alerting the public.

The U.S. and South Korea issued official announcements swiftly after blastoff, but Japan, which depends on U.S. data, was slower.

The Defense Ministry was alerted to an unidentified object being launched in North Korea around 7:40 a.m. via the U.S. early warning system for ballistic missiles, after American spy satellites detected activity at the launch site. But the government failed to notify the media or the public until 30 minutes later.

The Japan Times received the government’s first email alert at 8:09 a.m. It said “our country has not confirmed the launch yet.”

The next email, received at 8:37 a.m., said it was working to confirm the launch but that “our country’s territory is believed to be unaffected.”

Prior to liftoff, the government repeatedly promised to send out information as quickly as possible, but Fujimura on Friday explained that the plan was to disclose information after double-checking initial data from the U.S. warning system. A time lag was unavoidable, he said.

“Our policy from the start had been to provide information after corroborating it with another source. Therefore, we were using all conceivable measures to confirm the data,” Fujimura said, conceding the contents of messages need to be re-examined.

The caution stems from two bureaucratic misfires triggered by North Korea’s previous rocket launch in 2009, when the government sent out two false alarms that prompted widespread panic. “We considered the incident three years ago and decided to adopt a (double-checking) policy this time,” Fujimura said.

Later in the day, Tanaka said the government handled the day’s events properly.

He said he confirmed the takeoff, flight details and crash of the rocket before assuring the public it posed no threat to Japan at 8:24 a.m.

“I don’t think there were delays (in announcing the rocket launch). We managed it appropriately,” he said.

However the defense minister acknowledged that Japan was late revealing some information to the public compared with the South Korean government.

“There was some difference (in timing) but we did the best we could,” Tanaka said.

Meanwhile no explanation was given regarding the confusion over the chronology of the day’s events, including when the defense ministry notified the Prime Minister’s office of the launch.

“The specific timing of some events can’t be disclosed until we organize the details among the parties involved,” a defense ministry official said.

Meanwhile, Chief Cabinet Secretary Fujimura said Japan is ready to take action against the North’s defiant move, but will not immediately do so by itself. He said that Japan will continue pursuing measures that can be taken in conjunction with the international community.

“I cannot help but say that (the launch) is a grave act of provocation against our nation . . . and it is extremely regrettable. We have lodged a complaint through diplomatic routes,” he said.

Japan imposed punitive measures on the North in July 2006 following a long-range missile test, including a total import-export ban.

Information from Kyodo added.

I’m not saying Americans should fear North Korea, considering we’re not that far from North Korea as far as government is concerned, but uh. Missiles, yeah, World War III is upon us ladies and gentlemen. I actually thought the Bush Wars would be WW3 but I was wrong, with N.K. on the rise this may actually be the beginning of World War III.

Oh if only  it could be that simple.

Now for some more depressing news about dogs getting pink slips.

N.S. drug dogs getting pink slips in job cuts

Dozens of employees at the Canada Border Services Agency are among the latest federal workers in Halifax to receive notices that their jobs are on the line.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada said 26 employees at the Canada Border Services Agency got notices on Thursday. The agency is also losing two dogs used to sniff out drugs, explosives and other contraband material.

Bret, 6, and Griffin, 7, are the two Halifax-based Labrador retrievers whose handlers were notified their jobs will be eliminated.

Brett Evans, the president of the Nova Scotia branch of the Customs and Immigration Union, said the canine teams have boarded ships at ports in Halifax, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury and help screen thousands of containers entering the agency’s facility in Burnside.

“We have lost an important tool in our daily battle to keep our streets safe. This is our national security we are talking about,” Evans said in a statement.

He said the dogs will likely be permanently adopted by their handlers.

Jeannie Baldwin, the Atlantic Canada vice-president for the Public Service Alliance of Canada, said more bad news is on the way.

“This government is making decisions having never worked in an office or a federal government building,” she said.

“They have no idea the programs and services that we deliver and the impact it’s going to have on Canadians and it’s going to be devastating.”

Baldwin said news of the cuts at various federal government departments are pouring in, with hundreds of workers across Atlantic Canada already receiving notices that their jobs may be affected.

More cuts coming, says union

Once an employee receives a notice, a process kicks in that could see the person moved to another position within the department or to a different department within the government.

Not everyone who receives a notice will lose employment.

But Baldwin said the sheer size of the cuts is making the process of relocating employees difficult.

“People haven’t received their notices for Canadian Heritage or Parks. Even with the Canadian Revenue Agency, we know there are cuts there,” she said.

“There’s still a lot of workforce adjustment letters that have not been issued yet.”

Earlier this week, 34 workers at the Public Works and Government Services Canada — where federal cheques are currently printed — were told the facility will close in September.

“Some people are very angry,” said Lori Walton of the Government Services Union.

“They don’t understand why this decision was made on closing down this whole site, as opposed to maybe looking at each of the three print production sites across Canada and trying to find ways to make it more efficient.”

The federal government is aiming to eliminate 19,200 federal public service positions across the country, saving $5.2 billion annually.

It’s a sad world when even dogs are getting unemployed, guess I’m not gonna look for a job now with even less motivation in mind.

Ohio Man Kills Wife, Daughter at Cracker Barrel

A man whose wife had just told him she was leaving him shot and killed her and one of their daughters, who was celebrating her birthday, inside a crowded Cracker Barrel restaurant in a Cleveland suburb, then was killed by police as he fled.

Kevin Allen came into the restaurant in suburban Brooklyn on Thursday night with a shotgun and, witnesses said, “selectively” fired on his family. The shooting created panic and confusion in the restaurant, and a manager helped get people out through a rear door, a witness said.

In addition to the death of Katherina Allen, 42, and Kerri Allen, 10, the couple’s other 10-year-old daughter, Kayla, was wounded and in critical condition, authorities said. According to police records, Thursday was Kerri Allen’s birthday.

Police records dating back nearly 20 years painted a picture of Kevin Allen, married at least three times, as a violent man with a history of threatening wives and others. Just two days earlier, Katherina told police in their hometown of Strongsville that she had left her husband and taken their daughters after “an incident” on Easter and was afraid to go home to collect their belongings.

Katherina Allen “stated that she has not been getting along with her husband and decided to take the kids and stay with a friend,” according to the Tuesday police report.

“Initially she wanted to pick up some items from the house, but decided not to because it would make him mad if police responded,” the report said, adding that Katherina wanted to document “verbal altercations” the couple had been having.

Katherina called 911 from inside the restaurant Thursday, saying her husband was upset because she had told him she was leaving him. He left the restaurant and was circling the parking lot, she told police. She also told police she feared he might become violent.

“I’m having some spouse problems,” Katherina Allen tells the dispatcher in the 911 call.

The dispatcher then asks her if Kevin Allen owns any weapons or is armed. She says her husband had told her he’d gotten rid of a shotgun, but she had seen him with shotgun shells. She also told the dispatcher that Kevin Allen was calling one of her daughters in the restaurant.

At the end of the call, Allen says, “He’s here and the police are here, too. I have to …” She then stops speaking.

The dispatcher says: “Wait in the lobby for the officers. Do not go outside. Let them talk to him, OK? Ma’am?” The call then ends in a jumble of noise.

Officers heard gunshots when they arrived and saw Allen, 51, of Strongsville, leaving the restaurant with a gun. Police Chief Scott Mielke said officers shot him when he refused to surrender. He died at the scene.

Katherina Allen died from shotgun wounds to her head and body, and Kerri Allen died of a shotgun wound to the abdomen, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

David Allen, who identified himself as Kevin Allen’s brother, on Friday answered a number listed for Kevin Allen’s mother and said the family had no comment.

In February, Columbia Gas Co. requested a police escort to Kevin Allen’s house, explaining he had not paid his bill “and has stated he will shoot anyone who attempts to turn his gas off,” according to a Feb. 22 Strongsville police report. The report said the company eventually worked things out with Allen.

Well I’ll leave you guys with one more bit of news then that’ll do it for the week. Here’s a gallery of anime to finish of your week.

Sankarea “Sexiest This Season?”

Author: Artefact

Zombie bishoujo anime Sankarea has steamed up rapidly, and thanks to the quality of its “ero-kawaii” character designs is being hailed as one of the sexiest, if not the sexiest, this season – all amidst speculation that it is saving up its nipple exposure for the disc release, and much surprise at just how creepy its surprise lolicon content manages to be…

Good night, everybody. Grass is out.

Late Monday post is late

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Hey guys, I know Monday’s post is late as hell, I actually completely forgot today was Monday, funny story eh? Anyway, you guys should enjoy today’s post. Let’s open with some news from Sony. Guess what? Sony is firing people TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE TO BE EXACT!

 

Sony to lay off 10,000 worldwide

Kyodo, Staff report

Sony Corp., the once high-flying electronics giant, plans to lay off 10,000 employees worldwide, or 6 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year in a bid to regain global competitiveness, it was learned Monday.

The news comes at a time when the Tokyo-based maker is grappling with harsh global competition from Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. and is expecting to log more red ink in the year that ended March 31.

The Nikkei business daily reported Monday that, in addition to slashing 5,000 jobs as part of a reorganization of its businesses for small and medium-size display panels and noncore chemicals, which has already been announced, Sony will cut another 5,000 globally.

The report also said seven senior managers, including Chairman Howard Stringer, are expected to give up their bonuses for the latest year.

Sony declined to comment on the reports. Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai, 51, who replaced Stringer on April 1, is scheduled to explain Sony’s corporate strategy on Thursday.

Sony is one of several domestic electronics giants that have been grappling with the yen’s historic surge and an increasingly competitive TV business. It expects a ¥220 billion group net loss for the year ended March 31, it said in February.

Sony slashed 16,000 from its global workforce in December 2008, following the shock in the global financial market caused by the Lehman Brothers failure.

Panasonic Corp., another struggling giant, expects to post its biggest-ever group net loss — ¥780 billion — for 2011, and had planned to lay off as many as 40,000 by the end of March.

 

Not shitting you boys and girls, 2012 will have heads roll for people even before December. Oh and if you guys haven’t heard this yet. GABE NEWELL IS A FUCKING BRONY!

Was news to me too a few days ago.

 

 

Gabe Newell Joins the Herd

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Considering the EQD Steam group is rollin with 8000+ members, I’m pretty sure a good amount of you have at least some ties to this guy.  It has been a rumor filled mystery for a while now when it comes to the status of Gabe Newell and ponies.    People have sent emails supposedly from him, professing his love for Rainbow Dash.  TF2 regularly drops pony references, though I don’t think he has direct control over that.  This is the first time he has actually admit to it though! It’s about time!

You can find the full interview here, and the admission at 15:35.  Someone also uploaded it to Youtube, you can find that after the break!

It needs some thumbs up too, cause people really aren’t liking it!

 

 

 

 

And let’s just say Gabe’s entry into the herd will only bear good news. Remember guy’s love and tolerate. (trollestia.png)

Now, hunkering down to actual news.

 

 

Man wearing boxers assaults construction workers with orange. Apparently there are parts of Florida where this isn’t normal

 

FORT PIERCE, Fla. –

Some turn to oranges for the cold-fighting Vitamin C this time of year. Others fire the fruit off a seventh-floor balcony while wearing only boxer shorts, according to police in Fort Pierce.

A construction worker told police that the orange landed just feet away from him while he was working in the 300 block of South Ocean Drive on Friday.

And William Wink, a Vietnam veteran, former school teacher and one-time political candidate, ended up getting squeezed with an aggravated assault charge.

Wink told WPBF 25 News’ Erin Guy on Monday that he meant no harm.

“I have never harmed anyone in my whole life,” he said. “I have never been arrested.”

Wink said the orange was rotten, so he wanted to get rid of it but not in his own garbage can.

“It was squishy,” he said. “I didn’t want to waste it so I walked over to the balcony. The idea again (was) not to waste it and give it to the birds and the squirrels. I just lobbed it over the edge.”

But the police report indicated “the orange was found not rotten but ripe.”

WPBF was unable to reach the construction worker.

 

I gotta admit, I fucking laughed when I read the title of that news article. Next, up everyone looks at porn…No shit, Sherlock!

 

Is the whole world looking at porn? Biggest site gets over FOUR BILLION hits a month

By Ted Thornhill

30% of all web traffic is porn, according to a report

‘The internet is for porn,’ is the title of a song on hit musical Avenue Q.

And it turns out the lyricists had touched on a home truth, because researchers have discovered that a staggering 30 per cent of all internet traffic is pornography.

The biggest porn site on the web – Xvideos – receives 4.4billion page views and 350million unique visits per month, according to a report on the ExtremeTech website.

The only sites that surpass this in size are the likes of Google and Facebook.

The report uncovered the viewing figures for Xvideos from Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner, which uses cookies to gather information about users.

It then used these figures – and actual data from the third biggest porn site, YouPorn – to extrapolate how much data is being transferred out of the site’s servers.

And it’s a huge amount.

It based the first calculation on the average length of time spent on Xvideos, which is 15minutes, and assumed a low resolution video was being streamed.

From this it estimated that around 29 petabytes of pornography is being transferred a month, or 50 gigabytes per second.

However, it upped this estimate to 35 to 40PB per month after learning that YouPorn hosts over 100TB of porn, gets 100million page views and transfers 950 terabytes per day.

That’s the equivalent of 10 dual-layer DVDs per second.

At peak times, it speculates that Xvideos is streaming 1,000 gigabytes per second (or one terabyte), which, the report points out, is one fifteenth of the total amount of connectivity between London and New York.

The ExtremeTech investigation surmised that YouPorn accounts for two per cent of internet traffic, with 30 per cent of all web traffic being pornography related.

Earlier this year thousands of YouPorn users had their personal passwords and emails leaked online by hackers.

In total, 6433 users of the YouPorn chat site were exposed after a third-party service provider failed to secure data, its owner claimed.

Email address and password combinations were put on the website Pastebin, although some appeared to be bogus or inactive.

A spokesman said at the time that the site was run by an outside company on separate servers and that there was no breach at YouPorn itself.

 

This is a fucking no-duh. I didn’t think that the UK was dumb enough to publish something like this. This is news? Must be a slow news day. And now for some prostitutes…

 

10 arrested in Sarasota prostitution bust

Written by Kristin Weber

Sarasota, Florida — Thanks to tips from area residents, Sarasota Police have arrested 10 individuals on prostitution and drug charges.

According to the police department, a two-day operation, on April 4 and 5, was conducted by the department’s Street Crimes Unit, along with the city’s Traffic Unit and the Narcotics Unit.

The listed of those arrested is listed below:

  • Courtney Nicely
  • Teresa Briceland
  • Ginger Tillman
  • Kristi Arsenault
  • Cynthia Coleman
  • Lakendrick Ruffin
  • Julie Ann Lawson
  • Norris Wright
  • Carl Manthei
  • Seymour Smith
Ya I’m not gonna touch this one…just no.
And finally, here’s some porn from Japan.
Author: Artefact
An impressively endowed 21-year-old’s pale skin and plastic companion have ensured her a firm following on 2ch – very firm indeed, if their appreciative comments are anything to go by.
Go enjoy the gallery. That’s all for today. I’ll see you later this week, this is Grass signing out.

 

 

 

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