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Well lets see, stuff about me... Veteran, Navy Admiral's Staff 2nd Fleet. I practice Kendo as my primary martial art. I am also a ranking Iaidoist (Japanese Sword). Working on a Master's in International Forensics' Accounting. Filmmaker, originally commercials, now working on my first feature comedy film, should be released Summer or Fall of 2016.

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Taoiseach Bravely Says Exactly What He’s Been Told To Say On Greece

IRELAND’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny has had praise heaped on him by the EU, the ECB and the IMF following his latest comments on Greece’s debt crisis.
“It takes real bravery to stick exactly to the script,” Mario Draghi, head of the ECB told WWN earlier today, “the ear piece we gave him, feeding him dialogue obviously helps, but he has shown a real Meryl Streep-like flair for this”.
The Taoiseach’s appetite for toeing the official line is said to be much respected by a number of EU leaders, with additional praise reserved for similar statements given by Joan Burton.

“We’re not even close to the nomination deadline for the Biggest Lick Arse in the EU, but I think I’ll vote for Enda early,” Angela Merkel revealed to German press earlier today.


Shocking austerity: Greece’s poor lost 86% of income, but rich only 17-20%

Greece’s unbalanced austerity and drastic increase of poverty. The poorest households in the debt-ridden country lost nearly 86% of their income, while the richest lost only 17-20%. The tax burden on the poor increased by 337% while the burden on upper-income classes increased by only 9% !!! This is the result of a study that has analyzed 260.000 tax and income data from the years 2008 – 2012.
According to the study commissioned by the German Institute for Macroeconomic Research (IMK) affiliated with the Hans Böckler Foundation:
– The nominal gross income of Greek households decreased by almost a quarter in only four years.
– The wages cuts caused nearly half of the decline.
– The net income fell further by almost 9 percent, because the tax burden was significantly increased
– While all social classes suffered income losses due to cuts, tax increases and the economic crisis, particularly strongly affected were households of low- and middle-income. This was due to sharp increase in unemployment and tax increases, that were partially regressive.
– The total number of employees in the private sector suffered significantly greater loss of income, and they were more likely to be unemployed than those employed in the public sector.
-From 2009 to 2013 wages and salaries in the private sector declined in several stages at around 19 percent. Among other things, because the minimum wage was lowered and collective bargaining structures were weakened. Employees in the public sector lost around a quarter of their income.

A reminder that all sexual orientations should be supported. Even Furries.

Stephen Hawking tells One Direction fans of alternate universe in which all band members are dead

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has told One Direction fans around the world that there is a parallel universe in which every member of the boy band is dead.

Hawking appeared in holographic form at the Sydney Opera House beamed from his Cambridge University base, to explain how the multiverse means at least one version of One Direction was killed by an enraged Justin Bieber fan.

He told the audience, “The very concept of the multiverse means that whatever can happen, does happen, and so one day we will prove there is a universe out there in which every member of One Direction was hacked to death by an angry Belieber.”

“You can rest assured they all died in pain and terror and that it put an immediate end to any musical releases whatsoever from the band.”

“In fact, in that universe, it’s become a day of celebration, not one of mourning – made even better because Simon Cowell gave all his money away and went off to become a monk.”


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Louisiana Officially Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession


When Governor Bobby Jindal signs HB 149 into law sometime this week (perhaps today), Louisiana will officially become America’s 19th state with decriminalized marijuana possession.

Just two weeks after the state’s Senate gave the bill its overwhelming blessing, Louisiana’s House too agreed that weed and those that inhale the stuff should be unchained, voting 74-19 in favor of the new legislation.

And here’s exactly what the bill will do:

The bill proposes the following changes:

• It carves out a new penalty section for possession of less than 14 grams of marijuana, making it punishable by maximum sentence of 15 days in jail and a $300 fine.

• It does not change penalties for first-offense possession of marijuana involving amounts between 14 grams and 2.5 pounds, keeping the penalty for the misdemeanor charge at six months in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense.

• Second offenses are a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

• Third offenses are a felony punishable by up to a $2,500 fine and two years in prison.

• Fourth and subsequent offenses are a felony punishable by up to a $5,000 fine and eight years in prison.

• The proposal also allows offenders one chance to apply to have their record expunged if they aren’t convicted of a marijuana violation within two years of the first offense. [NOLA.com]


Video footage from a GoPro attached to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s recent trip to space.

Here’s video footage from a GoPro attached to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s recent trip to space. The clip offers stunning views of our fabulous planet as the rocket falls back to earth.

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