Kommentar zu Neues vom apokalyptischen Reiter – Emphatisches Querdenken von XiongShui   
Jetzt hatte ich die Hoffnung wieder aufgegeben und nun das! Hab's gleich mal bei Twitter gepetzt ;) ... und wie immer ein fröhliches bravo! Da capo!
          Trump’s odd tanty over ‘internet tax’   
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter, arguing that the online retailer was not paying “internet taxes”.
          Detenido y en el calabozo por violencia de género el presentador de La Cuatro, "El rey chatarrero"   
Domingo, 18 de Junio, 2017

Su nombre es Javier García Roche, fue fichado por La Cuatro (Mediaset), como presentador de un programa contra el maltrato animal, "A cara de perro", y ha sido detenido por los  los Mossos d’Esquadra en Cornellà del Llobregat (Barcelona), bajo la acusación de delito por la ley de violencia de género.

Mediaset ficha al ‘boxeador chatarrero’ para un programa contra el maltrato a los animales

Ha pasado una noche en los calabozos, las acusaciones son amenazas e insultos a su expareja. Según la acusación Javier Roche se presentó en la casa de la chica y destrozó el piso donde reside la chica. Otra de las acusaciones es la difusión de contenido audiovisual pornográfico de su expareja en internet. En concreto son vídeos.

Ya hay manifestaciones para que si son ciertas las acusaciones Cuatro retire el programa que presenta el Rey Chatarrero.
La red social se llenaba rápidamente de comentarios que exigían una aclaración de la noticia y, en caso de confirmarse, que la cadena retirase el programa.



artículo completo
Fuente:
Javier Roche, el ‘Rey Chatarrero’, detenido por violencia de género
http://www.lavanguardia.com/television/20170616/423439865941/rey-chatarrero-javier-roche-detenido-violencia-genero.html
http://www.abc.es/play/television/noticias/abci-detienen-javier-roche-presentador-cara-perro-acusado-violencia-genero-201706171659_noticia.html
          Los hijos que viven bajo la guarda y custodia de sus padres también quieren un semáforo igual que los gays   
Jueves, 15 de Junio, 2017




La alcaldesa madrileña, Manuela Carmena, ex magistrada, ha gastado el dinero de sus contribuyentes en instalar semáforos con gays. En ellos estarán representados los diferentes modelos que existen dentro del colectivo LGTB, y para ello ha utilizado 21.747 euros procedentes del dinero de los impuestos recaudados de los contribuyentes para la instalación de semáforos que representen la unión de este colectivo en 72 cruces y con 288 lentes.

La oposición ha dejado solos a los miembros de PODEMOS en esta iniciativa  apoyada por los concejales Rita Maestre, Pablo Soto, Mauricio Valiente, Jorge García Castaño, Marta Higueras o Nacho Murgui -entre otros-, y los representantes de los colectivos LGTB.

Toda la inversión y gasto generado para la instalación de estos semáforos de género, tienen que ver con la celebración del fin de semana del orgullo gay en Madrid, que dará comienzo el próximo viernes 23 de Junio, y durará hasta el domingo, llamado "World Pride".

Si la Comunidad de Madrid cierra las puertas del metro mucho antes, días tan señalados como nochevieja o nochebuena, cuya afluencia sería masiva y necesaria y reduciría el número de accidentes de coches y los heridos y muertos en esos días, en estos días es justo al contrario. El 1 de Julio el metro estará abierto las 24 horas con el motivo del acto central de la manifestación internacional del orgullo gay. El coste que se genera por dicha acción asciende a 400.000 euros.
  • Los pictogramas se dividen en cuatro bloques de 18 cruces y mostrarán diferentes figuras. Como ha explicado la edil de Medio Ambiente y Movilidad, Inés Sabanés, habrá “semáforos igualitarios, 
  • semáforos inclusivos y semáforos paritarios
  • Hay parejas heterosexuales, homosexuales, mujeres o niños. El Ayuntamiento quiere mostrar así, la diversidad real que ya se vive en las calles
  • Las celebraciones del Orgullo Gay Mundial se prolongarán del viernes 23 de junio al domingo 2 de julio de 2017 y congregarán en la villa a más de dos millones de personas.
Otros enlaces vinculados:
- La policía de Leganés circula con banderas y publicidad del orgullo gay
- PP y VOX piden la retirada de la exposición 'Orgullo de Sevilla' por ser "obscena" y "ofender la moral"
Carmena aumenta la subvención a la fiesta del orgullo gay de 60.000 a 250.000 euros, y las compara con las Fallas o los Sanfermines

Otros enlaces relacionados:
Carmen Serrano a Ada Colau: "Qué manera de ridiculizarnos nosotras mismas"
Colau se gasta 48.158 euros en cortometrajes LGTB para adoctrinar a niños en los colegios
- Asignatura a partir de los 6 años: cine gay
La ideología de género sustituye a los crucifijos en los centros escolares



Fuente:
https://twitter.com/custodiapaterna
Manuela Carmena gasta 21.000€ en los 72 semáforos "inclusivos, paritarios e igualitarios
https://okdiario.com/espana/madrid/2017/06/05/carmena-gasta-21-000e-semaforos-inclusivos-paritarios-inclusivos-1047754
Carmena instala semáforos 'gay friendly' por el World Pride 2017
http://www.elmundo.es/madrid/2017/06/05/59344cee268e3e765f8b45a5.html
          LordAbnevWorks from Twitter Massive Following and 5 Tips for Healthy Eating While Traveling   
Healthy eating while traveling is an ever growing issue for many people as more and more meals are eaten away from home. Unfortunately eating out and on the road can be very challenging if you are not prepared. Here are 5 tips to help you stay lean and healthy while traveling.





1. Always go low carb Restaurant and packaged foods are always loaded with extra hidden carbs. Always choose the lower carb options when eating out avoid traditional snack foods, breads, pasta dishes, etc. Stick to lean meats and vegetables when eating out.





2. Tell them not to bring it, A bread basket, French fries, or a side of potato chips are standard for many restaurant meals. Do not temp yourself just ask your server not to bring it to the table or with your meal.





3. Know what you are going to eat, When traveling it is best to have some snacks with you and when you go out to eat have a general idea of what you are going to order. You will be less likely to be swayed by tempting calorie filled menu options.





4. Have a back up - Nothing is worse than being stuck in the car or in an airport with nothing to eat. You will get hungry and end up making bad choices. There is nothing else around I guess I will have to eat the steak and cheese. Keep a couple protein bars with you for back up. They travel well and do not spoil. You just need to beware that the protein bars you are eating aren't loaded with sugar. Check the label for sugar content. Make sure it has less than 30gram of total carbohydrates. Your protein bar should also have at least 20 gram of protein otherwise it is not a protein bar - it is most likely a sugar laden bar!





5. Don Eat! Seriously. This one is not for everyone. If you are someone that uses intermittent fasting to lose weight then you can follow fasting expert Brad Pilons lead and plan your fasts while you are traveling. Brad once told me that whenever he has to fly he always arranges it to be during a fast so he is not tempted by awful travel food.





You can use some of these tips or use them all! Whatever you do, do not let traveling be your excuse for not staying lean and healthy.


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          LordAbnevWorks from Twitter Massive Following Reviewing Obesity Statistics   
The most recent research statistics on growing obesity disclose a dangerously overweight world population. During the last 10 years, there was a dramatic increase in obesity in the world, especially in the United States, England, and Canada. Over the years, the occurrence of obesity has also steadily increased among all genders, ages, all education levels, and ethnic groups.



Obesity is a severe health condition where a person accumulates an abnormally high proportion of body fat. This condition can increase risk of diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. The body mass index (BMI) is the common method used to determine obesity and is based on the relation between height and weight.



Obesity statistics indicate that it is the biggest health threat that confronts America today. This warning comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity currently results in an estimated 400,000 deaths annually. It also costs the nation a crippling $122.9 billion.



This disease significantly reduces the quality of life among adults in our nation. This disease creeps right into the fabric of our lifestyle and can cause us to become a nation of social misfits. Other serious health diseases like hypertension and diabetes can result sooner or later when obesity is present.



People who become obesity statistics are usually affected in all areas of their life. But we can come to grips with this problem. We must begin to embrace the belief that we can do it. With consistent application, things will slowly begin to turn around for us.



In the year 2001 in the United States, the Surgeon General released a report outlining the crisis of obesity that the country had fallen into. The point of the report was to generate steps towards taking care of this health problem, which has reached epidemic proportions. The following year, the IOM (Institute of Medicine) was called upon to draw up a prevention plan to help decrease the rising numbers of obese and overweight children in the United States. The idea was to study the behavior and cultural and environmental factors that contribute to childhood obesity while trying to find ways of preventing this from occurring on such a large scale.



The problem of children being obese is a grave one, in that it can have lasting effects on one"??s emotional and physical health. In the year 2000, it was estimated that about a third of all children born in the United States are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes.



In addition, there are the emotional and psychological repercussions that come with being overweight and obese. Young people are often stigmatized for their weight in a society that has little tolerance for this condition.



The key to combating obesity seems to lie in energy balance "?" that is controlling the amount of calories that are consumed versus the amount of calories that are expended. So in other words, when we talk about fighting obesity, we have to talk about both eating and physical activity. This might seem pretty simple, but the fact is eating and physical activity are caught up in a number of complex social and environmental forces. In the last three decades that have seen the epidemic of obesity balloon out of proportion, the society has undergone major changes.






Read About Weight Loss Diet Also Read About Obesity Statistics and Diet Nutrition

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          Mal Burns : S.L Reporter ... OpenSIM & 3D Desktop   
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          HootSuite Goes Mobile – Preview   
Announcing HootSuite for iPhone. Everybody dance now. After months of hard work, HootSuite for iPhone is available in the iTunes store starting today. HootSuite for iPhone is the only Twitter app that lets you view statistics. It's also the only one that lets you schedule your tweets in advance. With HootSuite for iPhone, you can […]
          Post-Brexit Blues? Schwachsinn!   

Also ganz ehrlich, mir geht das ganze Gejeiere rund um den Brexit und was man jetzt tun könnte, um das Vereinigte Königreich für die EU zu retten, ziemlich auf den Geist. Die Berichte über Leute, die angeblich nicht wussten, was sie da ankreuzen. Und dass die Mehrheit der Briten eigentlich eh für die EU wäre, wenn sie sich rechtzeitig informiert hätten.

Oder Robert Misik, der überhaupt meint, die Labour Party sollte das jetzt ausnutzen, um mit dem Slogan, das Referendums-Ergebnis nicht zu befolgen, eine Wahl zu gewinnen.

Gehts noch?

Also.

Erstens: Es war ein Volksentscheid, und ein solcher ist in einer Demokratie nun mal einzuhalten und umzusetzen, auch wenn dabei etwas herausgekommen ist, das ich für einen Fehler halte. Eine Abstimmung so oft zu wiederholen, bis herauskommt, was eine bestimmte gesellschaftliche Schicht will, halte ich für gefährlich und undemokratisch. In einer Demokratie hat nun mal das Volk das Recht und die Macht, Dinge zu beschließen, die schlecht für das Land sind (übrigens auch inklusive der Auflassung der Demokratie). Im Nachhinein zu behaupten, die hätten sich nicht ausgekannt oder wären sogar zu blöd zum Wählen, zählt nicht, denn erstens ist das eine unzulässige Pauschaldiskreditierung, zweitens hatten sie Monate Zeit, um sich zu informieren (und ich nehme an, dass sie das in dem Ausmaß getan haben, das sie für nötig befunden haben), und drittens sind die Leute nur so blöd, wie es das Bildungssystem eines Landes zulässt.

Wenn jetzt manche Politiker dumm dreinschauen, weil sie mit der Entscheidung der Bürger, die sie sich mit jahrzehntelangen Einsparungen im Bildungs- und Sozialsektor herangezogen haben, nicht zufrieden sind, dann habe ich mit diesen Politikern wenig Mitleid. Schon gar nicht, wenn es sich dabei um Politiker handelt, die mit Lügengebäuden mit dem Schicksal von Millionen spielten, um ihre eigenen Eitelkeiten zu pflegen.

Ebensowenig Mitleid habe ich übrigens mit den Journalisten, die jetzt Entsetzen heucheln, nachdem sie ebendiese Leute ebenso jahrzehntelang gegen die EU, gegen die Zuwanderer und gegen die Politik insgesamt aufgehetzt haben. Darüber, dass die Gier nach hohen Verkaufszahlen nun mal gesellschaftspolitische Auswirkungen hat, hätten sie vielleicht nachdenken sollen, bevor sie ihre Blödmaschinen angeworfen haben.

Zweitens: Seit der Grexit-Drohung interessiert mich, was wirklich passiert, wenn ein Land die EU verlässt. Das war nämlich bisher immer graue Theorie, eingehüllt in den Nimbus des Grenzkatastrophalen. Zusammenbruch der Wirtschaft, Weltuntergang, irgend so etwas wurde da immer ausgemalt, ohne dass klar war, was nun wirklich passiert. Jetzt bietet sich die Chance, das herauszufinden.

Beim Grexit waren wir ja kurz davor, dass ein Land in diese Situation gezwungen wird. Nun hingegen hat sich die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung des Vereinigten Königreichs in einer Abstimmung freiwillig und mit zum Teil ziemlichem Enthusiasmus dafür entschieden, sich selbst gewissermaßen als Versuchskaninchen für dieses Langzeitexperiment mit unsicherem Ausgang zu Verfügung zu stellen. Das kann zwar schlecht ausgehen, sollte aber auch als Chance gesehen werden.

Denn: geht das Experiment schief, dann wird den diversen Exit-Strategien der europäischen Rechtspopulisten und -extremen der Wind aus den Segeln genommen. Für die Zukunft der EU kann, so hart das klingt, ein Scheitern Großbritanniens außerhalb der EU durchaus von Vorteil sein. Zugegeben, das kann (zumindest vorübergehend) für die Briten bitter werden, aber die rechtliche Möglichkeit eines Wiederbeitritts oder einer EWR-Mitgliedschaft ist ja gegeben.

Geht das Experiment nicht schief, dann hat Großbritannien ja auch keinen Nachteil. Blöd wäre das aber insofern, als dann nicht nur die ganzen rechten Parteien Europas auch diverse Austrittsreferenden abhalten und möglicherweise gewinnen würden, sondern auch, weil das ja auch hieße, dass die EU einen wesentlichen Teil ihrer Daseinsberechtigung ganz einfach nicht hat. Die Frage, wozu man eine EU in der derzeitigen Form braucht, wenn es anders auch problemlos geht, ist ja nicht unwesentlich.

In diesem Fall könnte der Brexit dazu dienen, einen Denkanstoß zu geben, um herauszufinden, wofür wir die EU brauchen. Das Vereinigte Königreich hat die EU immer nur als Freihandelszone verstanden. Wenn es ohne eine solche auch geht oder wenn der EWR alleine ausreichend ist, wie kann die EU dann zum Nutzen Europas beitragen? Vielleicht mit etwas weniger Bürokratie und Regelungswut? Etwas weniger Neoliberalismus? Dafür mehr gemeinsame Sozialpolitik, Bildungspolitik, Umweltpolitik und Friedensinitiativen?

Das ist eigentlich das, worin der eigentliche Mehrwert des Brexit besteht - dass wir eine Antwort auf die Frage bekommen, ob es die EU in der derzeitigen Form braucht, und wenn nein, dann wie wir sie umgestalten müssten, damit wir mehr Nutzen von ihr haben. Zugegeben, dass das au Kosten von 64 Millionen britischer Staatsbürger herausgefunden wird, ist mehr als nur hart, aber deren demokratische Mehrheit wollte eben genau das herausfinden, und die Antwort ist ganz wesentlich für den Fortbestand und die anzustrebende künftige Entwicklung der EU.


          Comment on Newsroom: Is the World Getting Worse? by Clark Goble   
Whoops. I mean this link: https://twitter.com/humanprogress
          Comment on Newsroom: Is the World Getting Worse? by Clark Goble   
Follow <a href="http://www.humanprogress.org" rel="nofollow">humanprogress.org on Twitter</a> to get stats on how the world just keeps getting better. A nice counterbalance to all the bad news in my Twitter feed. It has a very slight libertarian bias - but not enough to matter. (It's done by Cato) Most of the stats are just ways things are getting better.
          Drone shows Syrian army strikes on militant positions in Ain Tarma   
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          Kevin Durant Responds to Chris Paul Trade to Rockets with Emojis on Twitter   

Kevin Durant apparently doesn't think much about his newest competition in the Western Conference.

As Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey announced on Twitter, the franchise acquired perennial All-Star point guard Chris Paul on Wednesday, making last season's No. 3 seed a legitimate contender to beat the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors.                 

Based on this response on Twitter, Durant doesn't seem to take the threat seriously:

Considering the Warriors went 16-1 in the 2017 postseason, it will take a lot for any team to beat this group.

                     

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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          Paul Pierce Reportedly Waived by Clippers After Previously Announcing Retirement   

The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly waived longtime NBA forward Paul Pierce on Wednesday following his retirement after the 2016-17 season. 

Shams Charania of The Vertical passed along the news. Brian Windhorst of ESPN previously reported Pierce was willing to extend his contract deadline if the Clippers wanted an opportunity to move his salary as part of a potential trade.

 

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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          Lakers News: David Nwaba's $1.3 Million Contract Exercised by LA   

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday they exercised their 2017-18 option for David Nwaba.

According to SpotracNwaba will earn a little over $1.3 million next year.

In 20 games for the Lakers last season, he averaged 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds. The 24-year-old spent most of his season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders in what is now the NBA G League. He appeared in 40 games, averaging 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.

Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus thought picking up Nwaba's option was the smart option for Los Angeles:

Nick Young declined his player option with the Lakers earlier this month. Assuming Young isn't a part of the Lakers in 2017-18, Nwaba will provide nice depth at shooting guard behind Jordan Clarkson, and given his age, he can position himself as part of the franchise's long-term plans.

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Yes, it has been a long time. And no, it doesn't mean I haven't been crafting - quite the reverse! Somehow, running my other blog over at Hound Mistress, my Twitter feed, Facebook, PLUS life - all the stuff that happens before we write/blog/tweet about it - just meant something gave, and this was it. Anyway, as part of my New Year's resolutions, I've decided to restart this blog for craft related activities.
So, here is what I have been doing over the past couple of days. Some time before Christmas, I picked up a gorgeous little box of loveliness over at Busy Bees (my local quilting shop). It's a Moda box of little Honey Bun rolls - essentially like a jelly roll but the strips are 1.5" rather than 2.5". The little box is a sweet thing, and I loved the pretty fabrics. So, home it came. Then of course the tsunami of Christmas related activity overcame me and every time I went into the spare bedroom the little box would look at me, I'd look at it, and I'd say to myself - not yet.

Now that Christmas is over, I was in the mood to have fun and make something pretty for me/the house, not for anyone else. I'd also been looking again at log cabin quilt blocks as I had thought about maybe making another log cabin chicken. Anyway, I ended up making three little log cabin blocks from one little roll of fabric. For the traditional red hearth centre, I found a charm square I hadn't previously used that was a bright cherry red - perfect. For a novice quilter like me, log cabin blocks are great. They are not complicated, and also they are very good practice for sewing straight and ensuring nice, square blocks.

So yesterday, I made the blocks and today I used some of the strips for sashing. A dig around in my stash found a very pretty fabric for the backing. I quilted it in the ditch, then used the last few strips to make the binding. With these little boxes - you get two sets of fabric, usually one pastel and one bright. This one was a soft pastel - the "Aviary" range from Moda. I think that over the weekend, I might make up a similar runner in the bright fabrics as a birthday present for a friend - I think she'd like it. The pastel fabrics I used with soft blues and pinks work wonderfully in our guest bedroom - the walls are a sky blue, and we usually have white and blue (or white and lilac) bedding in there for guests. It has also become a bit of a repository for various craft items - there's a cross stitched coaster beside the bed for drinks, a pretty cushion I stitched then had made up sits on the bed and a stitched, framed sampler on the wall. This now joins them. Guest bedrooms don't tend to get as much wear and tear as other rooms, and I think having home made items in the room adds a welcoming feel.

          Twitter jumps after co-founder says company must ponder its options   
Shares of Twitter soared on Wednesday after a company co-founder said in an interview that the social network must ponder options such as a takeover, even though he believes the company is in a 'strong position.'
          Twitter shares jump after co-founder says company must ponder sale   
Shares of Twitter jumped on Wednesday after co-founder Ev Williams said the social network must ponder options such as a takeover.
          ¡Ya está aquí el tracklist del nuevo disco de Arcade Fire!   

No hace apenas una hora que les contábamos que Arcade Fire compartió vía Twitter un nuevo teaser para anunciar la salida de otro sencillo de su nuevo disco “Everything Now“. Ahora la banda también nos comparte el tracklist de su nuevo disco, el cual podremos disfrutar en su totalidad el próximo 28 de julio. Recuerden […]

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          Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks posts photo of hanging cleats on Twitter   
For the first time in three years, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did not play in the Super Bowl. This time, he might have made his retirement announcement Sunday during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50, which ended with the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10. If Lynch is indeed signaling that […]
          Opinion: Are millennials too lazy to eat cereal for breakfast?   
Opinion: Are millennials too lazy to eat cereal for breakfast?
  By Dylan Bell and Jasmin Husain It was quite the week for millennials when it came to entertainment news. Leo might finally win an Oscar this weekend Netflix’s bingeworthy Full House sequel, Fuller House, just came out Kanye West, in typical Kanye West performative fashion, has spent the week continually out–Kanye Westing himself Cult sensations Broad City and Girls […]

          6月28日(水)のつぶやき   

Dan Dan Danceで
忘れちゃえば良い(HeyHeyHey!)
Don Don テンション
ぶちあげていくぜついてこいよ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 00:57

BTB!!!(Hey!!!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 01:36

Byun Byun ぶっとべ
気持ちいい法則(HeyHeyHey!)
Gun Gun 打ってけ
スピード落とすな(HeyHeyHey!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 02:49

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! HeyHeyHey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! HeyHeyHey!

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 03:19

バキバッキのアホいオヤジThrough
抜群の破壊崩壊愉快つぅか痛い
大人なら大人らしくしな
砕け散る勇気あるならこぶし上げてみろ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 03:49

Byun Byun ぶっとべ
気持ちいい法則 (HeyHeyHey!)
Gun Gun 打ってけ
スピード落とすな (HeyHeyHey!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 04:49

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! HeyHeyHey!

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 05:19

Dream On. Dreaming on. 諦めなくて良い
くだらない毎日蹴散らし
光指す未来の明日に
進んできゃ分かる事もあるのかもねって

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 06:20

Oh Sorry People 夢は(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!!!)
一歩進んで ついでに二歩 大股歩きで更にはJump

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 06:49

Dan Dan Danceで
忘れちゃえば良い(HeyHeyHey!)
Don Don テンション
ぶちあげていくぜついてこいよ(Hey!!!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 07:19

A girl with a hard face 毎日の憂鬱
情けない身体さらして無駄な笑顔
前髪を掴んで溜息
リボンだけ付けて可愛いくなるわけ無いだろ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 09:19

Going 毎日 部屋が片付かない
毎朝の戦争シャワー浴び準備完了
新しいスカルのTシャツ
楽しい事やるための必需アイテムはずせない

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 11:56

Oh Sorry People 夢は(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!!!)
いつか5日で叶えてやる そんぐらいの気持ちでやんぞ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 12:26

Byun Byun ぶっとべ
気持ちいい法則 (HeyHeyHey!)
Gun Gun 打ってけ
スピード落とすな(HeyHeyHey!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 13:26

Oh Sorry People 実は(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!!!)
かなり不安で吠えてるだけ そんぐらいの気持ちは良いじゃん

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 15:56

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! HeyHeyHey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! HeyHeyHey!

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 16:26

Byun Byun ぶっとべ
気持ちいい法則(HeyHeyHey!)
Gun Gun 打ってけ
スピード落とすな(HeyHeyHey!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 16:56

BTB!!!(Hey!!!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 17:56

Dan Dan Danceで
忘れちゃえば良い(HeyHeyHey!)
Don Don テンション
ぶちあげていくぜついてこいよ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 18:26

Byun Byun ぶっとべ
気持ちいい法則 (HeyHeyHey!)
Gun Gun 打ってけ
スピード落とすな (HeyHeyHey!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 18:56

Dan Dan Danceで
忘れちゃえば良い(HeyHeyHey!)
Don Don テンション
ぶちあげていくぜついてこいよ(Hey!!!)

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 19:26

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! HeyHeyHey!

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 19:56

バキバッキのアホいオヤジThrough
抜群の破壊崩壊愉快つぅか痛い
大人なら大人らしくしな
砕け散る勇気あるならこぶし上げてみろ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 20:26

A girl with a hard face 毎日の憂鬱
情けない身体さらして無駄な笑顔
前髪を掴んで溜息
リボンだけ付けて可愛いくなるわけ無いだろ

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 21:56

Dream On. Dreaming on. 諦めなくて良い
くだらない毎日蹴散らし
光指す未来の明日に
進んできゃ分かる事もあるのかもねって

【Byun2btb】

— けんと(Lipselect垢) (@kento_lipselect) 2017年6月28日 - 23:56
          Baerclaw Productions | DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale 2017 Short Video https://t.co/utkTBxhCac Baerclaw Product…   

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          Baerclaw Productions | DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale 2017 Hilton Promo https://t.co/08HYuKttHv Baerclaw Produc…   

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          Baerclaw Productions | DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale 2017 Full Video https://t.co/slEsRKTXVR Baerclaw Producti…   

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          Car bomb, gunfire and hostage-taking rock Mogadishu restaurant   
A suicide bombing and gun attack on a popular restaurant of the Somali capital Mogadishu early on Thursday killed at least 17 people, including foreigners. The Al Shabab Islamist militant group claimed responsibility - saying one of its fighters rammed a car packed with explosives onto the gates of a posh hotel. A photograph uploaded to social media by Abdulaziz Billow Ali showed the area affected by the explosion engulfed in flames, while loud gunfire can be heard in subsequent videos. The explosion caused a huge inferno inside the famous Pizza House Restaurant. Sporadic gunfire can still be heard #Mogadishu #Somalia. pic.twitter.com/gtilI4hQGS- Abdulaziz Billow Ali (@AbdulBillowAli) June 14, 2017 Al Shabab claimed the attack in #Mogadishu. pic.twitter.com/9nscf9fWhF- Ruslan Trad (@ruslantrad) June 14, 2017 Gunmen then stormed the neighbouring restaurant and held dozens of people hostage inside. Special forces released at least 50 hostages, according to the state news media, but many were wounded in the attack, which dragged on late into the night. One witness said the gunmen were dressed like soldiers. They also cut off electricity to impede the siege by security forces. Its almost midnight in #Mogadishu and heavy exchange of gunfire can still be heard at Pizza House. Gunmen still holed up inside. #Somalia pic.twitter.com/heb2uwl8AA- Abdulaziz Billow Ali (@AbdulBillowAli) June 14, 2017 Its already past dusk & gvt forces are still engaging gunmen in heavy gunfire. Smoke has engulfed z sky near the scene of z blast #Somalia pic.twitter.com/BJRCB9kzP1- Abdulaziz Billow Ali (@AbdulBillowAli) June 15, 2017 Stepping up attacks Al-Shabab last year became the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa, with more than 4,200 people killed in 2016, according to the Washington-based Africa Center for Strategic Studies. The group has carried out a campaign of suicide bombings in its bid to topple the Somali government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam. It often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu, including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the presidential palace. It has vowed to step up attacks after the recently elected government launched a new military offensive against it. They have also been behind attacks in neighbouring Kenya, including the Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi in 2013. Deadly attacks on hotels popular with foreigners have become one of their trademarks.
          Australia launches terror probe after deadly Melbourne siege   
Australian authorities are treating as "an act of terrorism", a siege in Melbourne on Monday in which a man was killed along with the assailant. The so-called Islamic State said the gunman was one of its fighters. After shooting the man dead in the foyer of a block of flats in a residential area, he then held a woman hostage for several hours. She was unharmed and he was killed in a shootout with police after he burst out of the building. Police said the gunman, Yacqub Khayre, had a long criminal history. He was acquitted of a plot to attack a Sydney army base in 2009 and was on parole for a violent home invasion at the time of Monday's siege. The prime minister questioned why Khayre was not behind bars, calling it "a shocking cowardly crime". "It is a terrorist attack and it underlines the need for us to be constantly vigilant, never to be deterred, always defiant, in the face of Islamist terrorism," Malcolm Turnbull told a news conference. Three police officers were injured in the shootout. Police are investigating whether the gunman tried to lure them into an ambush and whether he did have any links to ISIL. Claiming responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency, the militant group said the attack was in retaliation for Australia's involvement in the US-led coalition fighting the militants in Iraq and Syria. The police said Khayre had arranged to meet a female escort at the block of flats in the beachside Melbourne suburb of Brighton. Australia has not increased its terror threat level and police said they were not looking for any other suspects. Brighton siege: Melbourne police launch terror probe after deadly stand-off with Holsworthy plot gunman https://t.co/CyCQ1R3MdX | abcnews pic.twitter.com/Tnlij5ETrZ- ABC Australia (ABCaustralia) June 6, 2017
          Prayers Up: Steelo Brim’s Nephew Drowns In His Pool   
The star of MTV’s Ridiculousness, Sterling “Steelo” Brim, had a tragic loss recently. According to TMZ, his 3-year-old nephew drowned in his swimming pool on Friday morning. [Author: tmz-staff] https://t.co/zc5XXBWemK MTV's "Ridiculousness" star Sterling "Steelo" Brim is mourning the … pic.twitter.com/K6DaBttFul — Latest Celebrity (@LatestCelebNew) June 28, 2017 Police told TMZ the boy was roaming around […]
          The puss u are: Dana White and Tito Ortiz reminisce on Twitter   

With three UFC events between this Wednesday and last, you’d think Dana White would have little time this week for anything but work. But that’s his secret—he takes a few minutes each day to relax with his hobbies. For example, antagonizing Tito Ortiz on Twitter:

The post The puss u are: Dana White and Tito Ortiz reminisce on Twitter appeared first on Fightlinker.com.


          Bye Bye AdGrads, hello AdMISSION...   


Bye bye, all. See you at the Ad-Mission...


Hello, everyone.

This is quite a hard post to write. 

I (Will) have written AdGrads for about five and a half years now - and, to get to the point, AdGrads is moving to become part of the IPA's graduate recruitment blog, the AdMission

Initially, AdGrads was begun by the four of us. Myself, Anton Reyniers, Alex Jena and Sam Ismail. The blog was originally meant to stand as a counterpoint to the dearth of Advertising advice out there. The IPA had a good fact file on agencies, but there was nothing out there that *really* showcased what life was like when getting in as a graduate.

The seeds were sown when my blog (‘Confessions of a Wannabe Ad Man’, now living here, and still being updated, happily) and Anton & Sam’s blog (‘Ad Lads’) seemed to have the same, underlying purpose - to document what the first steps in Advertising were really like.

People sometimes asked us, ‘have you ever accepted any money for blogging?’ And, I’m pleased to say that no, no-one at AdGrads has. We have always written and posted help and advice because it was the right thing to do. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the blog has had an obvious upside for us - AdGrads has always believed that by helping people out, it’ll benefit the agency sector and help us out when we’re more senior. More bright people equals better work, which in turn, equals better place/s to work - places that aren’t staffed by nepotism and privilege, which was one of the big driving forces behind AdGrads’ inception.

What’s more, over the past few years, I’m pleased to say the blog’s helped a lot of people and agencies recruit and be recruited - examples that range from helping Leo Burnett with their revamped graduate scheme to writing for The Guardian. Personally, as I’ve become the sole writer of the blog, I’ve met a whole lot of bright, vivacious, interesting people who will be the agency stars of the future. I hope, in some small way, that AdGrads has helped them.

Finally, and most encouragingly, I’m delighted to say that as Sam, Alex, Anton and myself became busier and less able to contribute as much as we did back in 2007, the IPA have really stepped up their efforts to help provide different perspectives about how to get into the business. Recent IPA presidencies have made graduate recruitment a priority, which is utterly brilliant.




With that in mind, the IPA have launched the AdMission. You can read more about it here. I (Will) will be writing there periodically - and it'll use 'the best of AdGrads' to help add to its content; however, more to the point, there will be another generation of AdGrads who will be writing about their adventures in the business. Anton, Alex, Sam and myself are now more removed from graduate experiences, and, given that we have less time, it’s good, right and appropriate for the next generation to step up. I wish them all the luck in the world. 

Read what they have to say here - the Ad-Mission should be your first point of call for graduate recruitment queries.

Thanks for reading,

Will

P.S. The blog won’t be deleted (even if I wanted to delete it, I’m not the admin - Sam is, and I’ve not been in touch with him for a while); it will still provide a useful resource for those searching for ‘AdGrads’. Similarly, the twitter account will remain, but I’d urge those who follow it to follow the IPA/Ad-Mission twitter account.  

P.P.S. If, for some reason or another, you’d like to meet for some graduate advice, I’m more than happy to meet for a coffee before work. Email me at william.humphrey [AT] yahoo.co.uk. 

          Some practical advice...   
Borrowed from here. Usual rules apply. 


I thought that it might be a good idea to talk a little bit about something most graduate schemes (and indeed, the industry) seem to neglect. The practical side.

For those of you who don’t live in the South East of the country, getting into Advertising - (or, at the very least, getting some work experience so you can make your mind up) seems doubly tricky; because a) You don’t know anyone in London or have anyone you can stay with and b) Most of the graduate schemes or work experience programmes are closed/you’ve not heard anything back from those few emails you sent to a general email address most agencies offer.

Before I go on, I do know there are agencies outside of London. Of course. There are many fine agencies in Manchester or Birmingham.  But, given that the bulk of agencies are in London (and London is what I have experience of, as a West Midlander who wanted to work in London), that’s what this blog post will concern itself with. The same, general rules apply for any big city, I think - whether it’s within Blighty or the US.

Right. There are two flavours of practical advice you need to concern yourself with, which I’ll outline below:

1) Proving that you know about/want a career in Advertising

Over the past six odd years, I have met a lot of people who have seemingly done everything right - they have a good degree, have already made in-roads into meeting people in Advertising and may even run their University or College’s Marketing/Advertising student club.

Despite this, they haven’t been able to get in. I’m afraid (and I had to learn this the hard way) that there’s a gap between being academically adept and getting into the industry. This puts a lot of bright people off, chiefly because they’ve been used to getting good marks and simply progressing. ‘Getting in’ is not an empirical thing. There isn’t a magic route. Some people are simply fortunate by getting in via their first interview. Others, like me, have had to have a year or so getting work experience, living at home and saving money before they finally succeeded.

That said (and I don’t wish to hector or belabour the point), there are definitely short cuts you can use.

I did several things to prove that I knew about and really wanted a career in Advertising. I blogged, showcased my situation and my thinking and tried to connect, via twitter, with a wider number of Ad-folk. There wasn’t one magic, ‘eureka’ moment. It all worked together to help me get into the business.

Whilst, I know, more people blog than ever nowadays (at the time, in 2005/6, ad blogs were fairly new, much less a wannabe, graduate blog), not enough grads use Slideshare to showcase their thinking/situation. Consider using it - it’ll help provide an introduction to those potential agency employers when sending those initial emails to agencies.

If you can, email a named person, not just a generic email address. A real person has responsibility. A 'wanttowork' email has very little obligation to get back in touch with you.

2) Getting to, and living in London.

This, for most, will prove to be the biggest stumbling block. You don’t need me to tell you that London is bloody expensive, and if you don’t have family members/friends living here, it seems like a right bloody faff.

It needn’t be. There are ways and means for getting down to the Big Smoke and having somewhere to live. For starters, unless you’re loaded, don’t consider a short term let. The chances are, you’ll need to be in London for a week to about six weeks, depending on what you’ve been able to get (work experience, or a summer school programme; or even just a day of graduate interviews).

Instead, consider youth hostels. Yes, I know. YOUTH HOSTELS?! If you went travelling, you probably last encountered them somewhere halfway round the world, or somewhere to be put up on a school trip. Suffice to say, neither memory is likely to be wholly positive.

I’m pleased to say that the YHA is a brilliant option. I stayed in one when I had work experience at Fallon, DLKW and Saatchi & Saatchi. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not exactly the Ritz, but it’s good value for money and gives you breakfast, which is the important thing.

Yes, London is costly, but if you’re savvy (the Taste Card is a good shout for evening meals) and stay in the right sort of accommodation, it is affordable, no matter who you are. And, personally, it helped spur me on to do my best at my work experience to try and turn it into a full time position.

I hope that little lot helps, all.
          Junior Planner gig at Razorfish/Digitas...   
I doubt you'll actually be working with a REAL one....although...



Hello, gang.

Bit of a random one, this, as it's further flung than our usual remit. However, given the odd email we receive from around the world, I hope it helps someone who's based abroad.

Razorfish/Digitas in Hong Kong are looking for a Junior Planner to join their team, working into the wise chap Ben De Castella (you can read his blog here or his twitter here).

More can be found below:

"We’re looking for a Planner here in Hong Kong to work on regional accounts across Asia Pacific – integrated creative campaigns as well as digital stuff. You might have a year or two's experience in a digital or ATL agency, either as a planner or someone who’s keen to become one. 

As it’s a junior role, we don’t expect you to have all the answers on day one - but fluent spoken and written English is essential. Cantonese, Mandarin or another Asian language is also highly valued - so we’re especially keen to hear from local candidates."

You can find out even more information here.

Good luck, gang.
          Getting the most out of your internship...   
A part of it...but hopefully not the whole thing.

Hi gang.

We have a guest post for you today (two posts in two days - I'm as shocked as you). The very kind Lauren Ingram has written a post about her experiences as an intern, and offers tips for you lot about how to turn yours into a permanent job.


Getting the most out of your internship
by Lauren Ingram

If you’ve wangled an internship at an agency, make sure you give them a reason to keep you on, or invite you back after uni. It's all about making yourself invaluable.

I was on the IPA Ad School in 2011 in Client Services/Planning, and subsequently stayed on as a copywriter intern – this trial period was worth doing as I’m not quite cut out for Creative! So to distil some things that I learned the hard way…

Know what questions to ask and when to ask them: being curious is a positive trait in adland but don’t be a nuisance. Anything you could find out online – find it out online. Learn as much as you can about what a planner does, what an account handler does, and so on, and get to know your agency's campaigns in detail. This is still important even though you've got the internship now. Many agencies subscribe to Campaign mag as well as other titles, so borrow these during your lunch breaks to stay up to date.

Ask more about the projects your colleagues are working on. You get a better idea of what they actually do all day (and it’s not reorganising the stationery cupboard) and you can offer more relevant help this way. I often found myself asking “is there anything else I can do to help?” and this is fine, but what would be more useful for them is offering help on a specific task. For example, your agency is positioning a brand’s loyalty card, offer to do research into what other brands are doing in this area. Of course, your colleagues might have already done it, but it makes your mentor’s life easier if they don’t have to ‘invent’ tasks for you.

Make good use of empty time: As an intern you probably have more time on your hands than others in the business. Make use of it. Offering everyone tea won't build your skills but it does give you a chance to speak to more people. Also, read your company's blog and decide whether you could write something decent for it. There may be longer thoughtpieces by senior members of staff, but there may also be shorter pieces by other staff members on relevant news in adland. For example, at certain times of year (Christmas, Valentine's Day, around the Olympics, etc) there will be a flurry of advertising activity and you could do a round-up of some of the best ads during that period, or an emerging theme you have noticed within them. Ask who looks after the company blog, then ask them if your submission sounds suitable - they're usually always looking for more content to show how switched on the agency and its employees are. 

Also look at their Twitter feed, find some interesting links that you think would be suited to their style, then find out who manages it (more networking!) and pass on the links with a very short blurb for each. You could offer to manage the Twitter feed - the New Business/Marketing department probably looks after it - but they might say no as many a Twitter disaster is caused by a rogue intern. 

A last suggestion would be to ask to attend as many meetings as possible. Sometimes they will only want to have those who absolutely need to be there, so don't be offended if they say no, but for the most part it will give a good impression that you want to get stuck in.

All in all, it's a bit of a balancing act, making yourself memorable without getting in people’s way (and I still haven’t perfected it) but it might be the thing that gets you a Real Job.

Good luck!

Thank you, Lauren. Much appreciated.
          A Grad Scheme & A Marketing Internship...   



Hi all.

There's a raft of new opportunities for you lot out there at the moment. Karmarama and What Now are both looking for talented graduates.

So, without further ado, here's more about both:

1) Karmarama


We're on the lookout for four bright, bold and ambitious people who will make good things happen in our Account Management Department.

If you show us that you’ve got some fire in your belly and some stories to tell, we’ll invite you on to our Kadet Scheme, where you’ll compete for a job in Account Management. We will be taking on 4 Karma Kadets for 2 months over the summer, with one of our Kadets bagging a full time role at the end of the internship.

You could be graduating this summer, or you might have got your experience from somewhere else – either way we’d like to hear from you.



Applications are open now, and the closing date for entries is 4th March 2013

All the details are at our Facebook page. You can follow us on Twitter at @karmakadets and our current Kadets @karmakadetkatie @karmakadetalex for further updates on the scheme!


2) What Now?!


What Now?! is an innovative new product that aggregates the best local information so travellers can use their smart mobile devices to discover interesting things nearby when they arrive in a new place – all without paying for data roaming.  We were a finalist at the London Startup Weekend last year and are busy helping bring the product to life. Tony, the founder, comes from a background of working in various advertising agencies and marketing client-side, before leaving to study for an MBA and, ultimately, set up What Now?!.  

What Now?! aims to launch in London and Barcelona in the early summer period.  We are currently looking for a marketing intern who can help with the following:


  • Manage social media activities – including Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google Plus
  • Develop strong links with the travel blogging community (like/dislike, make suitable and valuable comments, make suggestions, engage people)
  • Co-ordinate our overall launch marketing activities
  • Monitor and report on progress and key findings
  • Promote blog content
  • Collaborate with our fast-paced, entrepreneurial and fun team

The ideal candidate:

  • Is not just familiar with, but also active social media sites and has a strong online presence. In particular, the ideal candidate would be very familiar with Twitter and its partner platforms (HootSuite, TweetDeck etc.)
  • Possesses excellent written communication skills, so they can make the right judgements on what to post without damaging the brand. Our social tone of voice is important
  • Has top-notch social skills - and a sense of humour!
  • Is a self-starter with the ability to work independently and make judgement calls
  • Has a passion for travel, culture and all things Social Media

Working in a startup is an incredible learning experience and you would be exposed to a huge amount of diverse business and marketing experiences.  The internship length is flexible depending on the right candidate and there will be a small salary to cover expenses

The internship will be a great opportunity for the right candidate – and, even if your passion is to work in an advertising agency and not take up a full time role with us afterwards, it would look great on your CV.  If this sounds interesting to you, then please email a CV and covering letter to tonys at whatnowtravel.com.

Good luck, all.
          Ogilvy's 2013 Account Management Scheme..   
The man himself, in full mad man garb.

Hello, all.

Another agency has opened its grad recruitment doors in 2013.

This time, it's the turn of Ogilvy, who've just launched their account management graduate scheme for 2013. The page can be accessed here.

This scheme is an amalgamation of the old summer placement scheme and the account management schemes of years previously. To find out more about the structure, have a look here.


Key dates include the closing dateFebruary 18th, the interview and assessment day (the week commencing April the 8th), and when the scheme starts (1st July) and ends (30th August). Assuming all goes well, you'll begin the fellowship in mid-October.

Good luck, gang. You can ask questions of Ogilvy via their twitter and Facebook accounts.

          McCann & Ogilvy...   
Perhaps not this chap...but someone like him..

Hello adgrad folk.

It's 2013, and given that the dust has settled from quite a lot of schemes pre-Christmas, I thought it might be an idea to draw your attention to a few agencies' successful candidates - how they got on and in.

Who knows, it might help you redouble your efforts for next time, or - if you're due to graduate the year after, provide you with some much needed tips for your first application.

The first is a short video McCann have produced following their 'McCademy' graduate scheme. Find out more here. The video's below:



A successful Ogilvy planning fellow, John Hillier, has written a very good blog post on the topic of his application to the 2012 scheme. Read it here. His twitter account is here, should you have any questions/tweet yourself.

I hope those two are useful. As ever, check the adgrads archives - there are a fair number of posts about how to prepare application forms/interview successfully.
          IPG Media Brands...   

This could be you (maybe without the baton).

Hi all.

There are a few opportunities to tell you about this week.

The first of them is from IPG MediaBrands. IPG (or the Interpublic Group) has a lot of agencies; this scheme is for their media side.

Here's what they've had to say:

"2012 sees the launch of the UK IPG Mediabrands graduate programme, as we are looking to hire up to 10 graduates on permanent contracts which will start September 2013 in London.
The programme involves a placement in one of the following London-based IPG Mediabrands agencies; UM, Initiative, Mediabrands Analytics or Mediabrands Audience Platform (which includes Cadreon and Reprisemedia).
 
Through 12 months of media-specific and professional-skills training, our graduate scheme will teach you all you need to know about media, give you the chance to work on high profile clients and give you great opportunities to get yourself noticed within a global media network.

Applications open on 1st November 2012 and close at midnight on 4th January 2013. For more details on what we are looking for and information on how to apply, please read the brochure on our website. Finally, to find out more about the scheme, check out our twitter account - @ipgmb_talent"

Good luck, all. 

          Dare's 2012/13 grad scheme...   




You don't have to enter a room like this man - but it might help.

Hello all.

I've had another agency get in touch; Dare have let AdGrads know about their graduate scheme, which has just opened.

Details are below:

"Recent graduates and daredevil wannabes. This is Dare calling. We’re pleased to announce that we’re kicking off our Grad Scheme for October 2013 with a slightly different take on your standard application form.

We’ve been playing a bit of truth AND dare. We reckon you’re probably quite bored of answering the same questions on your applications, so we’ve dared ourselves to create a form that veers off the path slightly. We’d like to know how brave you are, as well as finding out how you think and what makes you tick.

Because we do stuff differently here, it wouldn’t make sense to copy everyone else in how we find our grads. We’re unique. Something we knew right from the off when we challenged convention by merging a traditional and a digital agency. What’s more, this diversity means our grads get to work on an unusual blend of projects; everything from TV to radio and apps to Facebook pages.

You’ll be able to find out more along the way on our Facebook and Twitter pages, which we’ll be stuffing with useful and interesting bits of information about what you can expect of us. We’re also running live Q&As alongside the application process to answer any queries you have about life at Dare towers. Our existing grads will be all ears.

We’d also like to invite you to our Open Day on Tuesday 30th October. It’s your chance to meet us, ask questions and have a nose around Dare Towers. It is first come, first served – as a result, we can only accept the first 100 people to request an invite. RSVP by emailing daregrads2013 at thisisdare.com

First things first; head over here to get your application underway- we dare you.

Good luck and hopefully see you soon!

Dare."

Good luck, everyone. NB - the scheme's applications close on the 9th of November, so be quick.


          Graduate Schemes 2012/13...   
You, in about nine months time?

Hello all.

If you're thinking about getting a job in advertising, this post will hopefully be a helpful guide to this year's intake. Now, there are other schemes throughout the year, but the bulk of them happen between September and December. NB - the majority of these schemes are for account handlers and planners...most agencies have creative teams/lone creatives in on placements, which usually require a book/contacting the agency directly.

Also, I may have missed one or two. If I have, please tell me in the comments. Right then:

AMV: This has opened via their Facebook page (here). The main deadline's the 19th of October at 6pm - their twitter account appears to have died a death, so I'd join the group, if I was you.

BBH: BBH have no ‘formal’ graduate scheme running; they run BBH Homegrown (the link's here), which is a year round initiative.

BMB: BMB have yet to open any kind of scheme yet this year. Last year, they opened their scheme on the 1st of November, so it's worth keeping an eye on their twitter account to see whether it'll open this year.

CHI: CHI&Partners Graduate Scheme is now open. You can apply here.  Applications are open until 4th November 2012. Their twitter-stream should also help keep you informed.

Chime: The Chime group (which comprises of Ad Agencies - VCCP - design and PR) will open their scheme in November 2012. Keep an eye on this page.

Dare: Dare’s grad scheme has yet to re-open this year, but it looks like it's also going to open in October. Check this page out.  Again, their twitter page is a good place to look as any.

DAS Accelerate: The DAS scheme has just launched. It shuts on the 2nd of January 2012. You can find out more about it on the DAS link above, or go straight to the application page here. Alternatively, you cancheck out their twitter here.

DLKW Lowe : My old agency is has yet to open its graduate scheme, and I can't find any mention of it on their site. It's worth keeping an eye on their twitter account to see if anything is announced.

Elvis: Elvis have yet to announce this year's graduate scheme (I'm actually not clear if it's happening this year - can someone from Elvis confirm?). Last year's opened in the Autumn, so it's worth keeping an eye on - again, check their twitter-stream.

JWT London: JWT's graduate scheme is happening this year - find out more here. Applications shut on the 1st of November.

Leo Burnett: Another that's yet to open, the agency runs a mini agency called 'The Foundry' that provides the bulk of the training/experience on offer for new graduates. The Facebook page is what you should keep an eye on, as they've recently posted they're about to open. UPDATE - they're just about to open, and the applications close by the 31st of October.

M&C Saatchi: M&C's site indicates that they are going to be recruiting graduates this year, and the form's live on their separate grad recruitment page. I can't find a deadline, but be quick.

McCann: McCann have been quick out of the blocks this year - their site has been live since the 10th of September, and closes on the 28th of September. Not long. Check out the site here, as well as their twitter-stream here.

Ogilvy: Ogilvy's much lauded 'Fellowship' programme is yet to open for 2013's intake. However, the separate site is here - worth a read, as it explains neatly how to get into the business - there are some very good tips there. The twitter page is here.

RKCR/Y&R: Rainey's grad scheme is due to go live on the 1st of October. More can be found here. There's also separate Facebook and Twitter page/s.

WPP Fellowship: WPP's 'golden ticket', 3 year, multiple country and marketing discipline scheme isnow open. It shuts on the 8th of November at midday, GMT. The twitter account is here.

Good luck with all of these, guys. Again, let me know if I've missed any.


          Grad Down The Track: Di Caplinska   
We haven't done one of these profiles for a while..


Hello all.

Something a little different today, but a feature that's something that (hopefully), older AdGrads readers will remember. We've got a fairly recent grad, Di Caplinska, who is a planner at Euro RSCG, to write for us about how she got into the business.

So, without further ado...here's Di's account:


"On a number of occasions recently I have found myself on the receiving end of questions from soon-to-be graduates about how to get into this tricky industry. A number of paths can be proffered, but how people get into their first advertising job are always interesting - and never straightforward. So with some encouragement from Will and AdGrads, whose contribution to my journey has been invaluable, I have decided to write up mine, as long-winded and frustrating at times as it was.


Coming from Latvia, a small country loved by British stag dos, feared by Scandinavian ice hockey teams, and hated by the IMF, advertising was never really on my radar. Being born in a family of Soviet engineers and spending summer holidays in Maths camps didn’t exactly further my exposure to the industry that is, frankly, still in its infancy anyway (as you’d expect from a country dealing with a communist hangover). My love affair with advertising kicked off when I moved to the UK for University and studied Business, later switching to Marketing - focusing on Brand Management in my final year. At the same time, suddenly finding myself in a new country provoked a deep interest in all things ‘culture, people, and the way they think’, so I started observing the world from an outsider’s perspective to an almost scientific degree. One would have said that is a pretty clear path into Planning, but not before I spent a year in the corporate world of B2B Marketing; something which helped to confirm that it’s not for me. 


My first exposure to advertising in practice (as opposed to through books, blogs, and newsletters – all in this deck) was with JWT London as part of their 2 week Account Management placement just before the start of my final year. Apart from meeting great people, having to squeeze a gigantic papier-mache cow into an elevator, and running 5k in holey Converse, it confirmed my intuitive leaning towards Planning, as well as teaching me very valuable lesson. Namely, that getting in was going to be painful, especially if you don’t have any relevant family contacts, and even more so if your alma mater is outside the Russell Group. And…let’s just say I felt like I was doomed as I wasn't born speaking English and wasn't able to master some eloquent assessment centre banter. With this positive outlook, I decided to harass the finest of JWT’s Planners for advice. Some shared interview wisdom, others bought me encouraging cups of coffee, and one pointed me towards Miami Ad School’s Planning Bootcamp in case graduate schemes didn’t quite work out.


And they didn’t. In the interests of putting my dissertation first, I limited my applications to Planning positions only and managed to secure two final rounds – at Dare and Leo Burnett, but sadly, I didn’t land the coveted gig. In parallel to this, in the climate when redundancies were far more popular than graduate schemes, I pulled out at all stops. I ran a cheeky recruitment Facebook ad that got blogging exposure and some LinkedIn introductions, I milked what advice my lecturers had to give, crashed semi-relevant industry events with a handful of (pretty embarrassing, frankly) business cards, and watched agency twitter feeds for internship opportunities. And when my university wasn’t part of the advertising recruitment milkround, I blagged my way into the one that was - Oxford, which was conveniently next door.


Unemployment panic aside, my graduation week culminated in shooting a cringeworthy video about how geeks are the new mainstream as part of my Miami Ad School application. Less than a month later I was in their Hamburg office trying to shake off that ‘Business School student’ look and soak in all the ideas flying around. Probably the most tangible thing I came out with a few months later was this ‘Junior Planner for Hire’ presentation that has been viewed over 1,000 times since. And then I came across The Planner Survey, an annual report on the state of Planning in the world lovingly crafted by Heather LeFevre, which provided a handy list of relevant recruiters in the UK. In the end I got a break with the help of wise, genuinely interested, and very well-connected people at Copper who helped me land an internship at EuroRSCG London which eventually led to a permanent position.


There it is, a very happy ending! And now, in the interests of keeping karma on my side, I’ve put together this presentation of ultimate tips on getting into the industry. Enjoy it, pass it on, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions."



Thanks very much, Di. I hope that was interesting for you, AdGrads folk.





          KLM wysyła karty pokładowe przez Twittera   
Holenderskie linie lotnicze KLM rozszerzają ofertę mediów społecznościowych, przez które oferują swoje usługi. Teraz dokumenty podróżne i informacje dotyczące zarezerwowanego lotu są dostępne poprzez Facebook Messengera, Twittera i WeChat.
          Alleged former Diddy employee demands payment on Twitter   
theGRIO REPORT - Diddy tweeted that he would spend $2 million at a strip club, but a former employee says pay me instead...
          Avoid Paid Featured Directory Listing and Sitewide Links   
Getting backlinks from the free sources are always beneficial for a website and helps a website to get rank well in search engines. If you want to purchase links be careful specially when you want to purchase paid directory listing. I advice stop buying paid links and its better to buy quality content and publish it on your blog.

The search engine giant, Google can easily identify your unnatural link activity even these directories offers free submission. The reason is simple. Google sending link voilation messages to the webmasters through google webmaster tools. Google easily identifies it through sitewide links or the common navigation or footer section where a website's link is placed and this link is found in more than 100 of pages in the same website.

Say No to Sitewide Link or Featured Section

A month ago, I also purchased the paid spots in three directories and got email from google a week ago. When I checked my google webmaster tool, I found more than 2500 links are coming to my site from these three directories. I still see digitalpoint and other webmasters forums where webmasters sell or purchase links without any fear.

The Best Link Building Strategies After Google Panda and Penguine Updates :

  • Publish not less than 350 words unique content. Link your keyword inside the content with the relevant page.
  • Avoid reciprocal link building in bulk, sitewide links and links under featured section.
  • Donot make more than 15-20 links a day.
  • Rely on free source of backlinks - Directories, Articles, Social Bookmarks.
  • Focus more on contextual links from relevant sites/blogs only.
  • Utilize the power of social networking sites - Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • A new website owner should keep patience and start link building atleast after 3 months.

          New Social Media Tool - Google +1 and Search Engine Rankings   
Google has launched the new application called Google +1 very recently. If you have seen carefully, there is a +1 sign next to each search result in Google search results page. In this article, let’s take a look at this new tool on how it works, what are its effects on PageRank, are Google+1 and Search Engine Rankings related to each other, and how you can use it on your website.

Basically +1 is acts same as that of “Like” button on FaceBook or “Follow” on Twitter. But the effects of +1 are different from other two, as Google is basically a search engine as well as social media and blogging platform too. With +1 launched, Google is trying to strengthen its position in social media sector. As far its working is concerned, it will add one vote to the search result, website or blogpost, if a user presses on +1 sign next to it. When more number of people press +1, means vote for your website, it will be more trustworthy for Google.

Adding the Google+1 button to your own website is very easy. You have to copy-paste the following code on your website’s homepage and it will start working instantaneously. You need to place inside the <head> or just above the </body> tag of the webpage.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script>
<!– Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render –>

<g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone>

Now comes the important question. Are Google +1 and Search Engine Rankings connected to each other in any way? Whether +1 also affects the Google PageRank of a website, is still not very clear. Some people say that it affects not directly but indirectly somewhere down the line. Whereas others claim that the PageRank is not at all affected by this new tool. However, there is good news for PPC marketers as +1 is going to be a permanent addiction in the Google AdWords. The anti-spam mechanism is already in place and if someone tries to vote more times to his or her own website to improve score, the website can be penalized.

According to some experts Google +1 is going to work in phases. During the first phase, Google will collect all the information for analysis and then during next phase, it will try to provide more personalized experience for searching and ranking operations.
          The Impact of Social Media on SEO   
In the community of SEO, there are some conflicts of opinions over the topic "Impact of social media on SEO". Some members believe that there is surely an impact on the search engine pages ranks. Today many social media websites used by all the population over the world. Of course it is more seen in urban areas. Every person has an account on FaceBook or Twitter or MySpace. Looking at this fact, more population is available on social networks; why not use it for the purpose of marketing? So a link given on a popular blog can carry equal SEO rank as that of the link given on FaceBook page. Let's discuss the same topic here in this article in details.



In the field of Search Engine Optimization, the link building process is very important. The links pointing to your website which originate from other popular website carry lot of weight in deciding the PageRank of your website. In the same way, social media sites are also very attractive. When a link posted by you is seen by many of your potential customers and also can be carried forward to many more. All the pages on social media websites are indexed and therefore they prove to be very important in gaining good ranks. So we can say that there is surely an impact of social media on SEO.



Getting associated with social networking websites is not a very tedious job. Anyone can register with a genuine email address and set up fan pages on FB. You should try to find social site with more niche approach. This way you can target and become active on hundreds of niche websites. If you seek properly, you can get connected to various groups on social media which are associated to particular industry or area. This gives you access to all the other people or we can say potential customers connected in the group.



When talking of social media, a small hint about URL shortners will come handy. URL shortners are always present on social media, especially on Twitter. They prove to be a very good tool to shorten the URL by keeping the main anchor texts intact. If the URL shorter is not keeping the anchor tag same as original one, then the source page or website might not get ranked properly. You should prefer some paid URL shorteners which keep the anchor href tag intact while shortening it.
          Important measures to avoid mistakes while dealing with link building   
It has been seen that people tend to make many mistakes while making efforts to boost up the page rank of their respective websites.

Such mistakes are pretty common mistakes and made by almost everybody who tries to up lift the page rank. It is very important to learn from those mistakes and never repeat them. Here are some important Search engine optimization mistakes one must always avoid.

Excess use of Keyword:
It is very important to use keyword as they help achieving optimization as per the search engine requirement. But one must avoid excessive use of keywords. It is a misconception that if keyword is used many times it will result in better page rank. It is advisable to keep in mind that search engines do not blindly follow the keywords they have set algorithm to track the genuine contents. There is a possibility of getting penalized with excessive keyword use. if you wish to have better rank and good optimization in terms of search engines then always use fresh content with appropriate use of key words.

Index without Page rank:
It is a wide spread misconception among people that if page is indexed then its page rank will automatically get increased by search engine. What they fail to realize that there are some very basic optimization techniques which can help increasing page rank. How ever hard you try to make your site better to get higher page rank but if it is not optimized properly then you will never get the desired results.

Social media is not enough:
Over the years social networking sites have gained tremendous popularity, they are not only famous but carry millions of fan following as well, for example face book, orkut and twitter. Major reason for such massive spread is that they hit the target bang on right and sing the right chord of emotions. They play good role getting traffic but not good for back links. They ends up getting you no follow back links. Thus start looking for more meaningful sources to get good traffic and back links.

Unethical link building:
there is no short cut to success. Always avoid unethical promoters who promise you to get fast and useful links in jiffy. You may encounter sudden rise in page rank due to links but they are unethical links could result is penalizing your site or permanently banning it.
          Albert Almora denies flipping off President Donald Trump during White House visit   
The Chicago Cubs visited President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, and one picture gave a lot of people the impression outfielder Albert Almora flipped him off while in the Oval Office. Here’s the picture that got people talking. pic.twitter.com/zYGgRIFwyG — MLS Insider Bernie (@SimulacruMusial) June 28, 2017 However, Almora strongly denies he […]
          Queen of K-Pop Hyori Lee Returns With New Track “Seoul” After Long Hiatus   

It’s Hyori, 기집애 It’s the princess Lee Hyori – she’s back, 2017! Earlier today, The Nation’s Fairy dropped her latest track, Seoul, to grace the ears of adoring, patient fans everywhere. Lee has been on a two year hiatus to have more time for herself, even going as far as shutting down her blog and Twitter […]

The post Queen of K-Pop Hyori Lee Returns With New Track “Seoul” After Long Hiatus appeared first on NextShark.


          Comentario en kandinsky1 por youtu.be   
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.
          Germany Cracks Down On Illegal Speech On Social Media.   
ArmoredDragon writes: German police have raided 36 homes of people accused of using illegal speech on Facebook and Twitter. Much of it was aimed at political speech. According to the article, "Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations. But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats ...
          Medicaid, a “broken program that harms its beneficiaries”   
I asked on Twitter for policymakers’ expressions of harm caused by Medicaid. Seen a *policymaker* justify BCRA Medicaid changes because "Medicaid causes harm"? Send me the link. cc @aaronecarroll — Austin Frakt (@afrakt) June 28, 2017 By email, Andrew Goodman-Bacon came through in a huge way. The bullets below are a lightly edited version of […]
          New York REIT shopping four office buildings as one large package   
As part of a $2.8 billion liquidation, New York REIT is looking to sell four of its remaining assets as a single package spanning about 750,000 square feet, sources told The Real Deal. The real estate investment trust expects to sell the four office buildings in Chelsea and the Garment District for a combined $700 million, sources said. The properties could still sell individually, sources added. The package consists of the Twitter-anchored 245-249 West 17th […]
          Rococo Chocolate Competition!   

Take a look at this fantastic Easter hamper from our next door neighbours Rococo Chocolate! Can you guess how many eggs are inside for the chance to win the contents?! You can enter via our Facebook or Twitter page.     Terms & Conditions For a chance to win, comment on the competition post on...

The post Rococo Chocolate Competition! appeared first on Matilda The Musical London.


          China unveils first domestically-built bullet train    

The first high-speed train designed and manufactured entirely in China debuted on the Beijing-Shanghai line on Monday. It boasts a top speed of 400 kilometers per hour (kph).
The high-speed train is called ‘Fuxing’ which means 'rejuvenation.' There are currently two models, CR400AF and CR400BF, operated by China Railway Corporation.


A CR400AF model departed from Beijing South Railway Station at 11:05 am local time for Shanghai. At the same time, a CR400BF model left Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Beijing.
The trains will run at a steady 350 kph meaning it takes three and a half hours to travel between Shanghai and Beijing. Currently, the travel time between the two cities by rail is around five hours.
The Beijing-Shanghai railway line is China's busiest, used by more than 50,000 passengers daily.


The Fuxing train has a sophisticated monitoring system which checks its performance in real time and automatically slows the train in case of emergencies or abnormal conditions.
The bullet trains provide free Wi-Fi and more legroom in all carriages.
According to Lu Dongfu, the general manager of the China Railway Corporation, the new train models were developed according to China's railway standards and technologies.

Beijing plans to export Fuxing trains to foreign countries, including Russia.
A senior researcher with the Chinese high-speed rail program, Jia Limin told China Daily the Fuxing Bullet Trains would operate on the Chinese network as well as on the Moscow-Kazan high-speed rail line in Russia.

https://www.rt.com/business/394130-china-debuts-bullet-train/




          TinySong: Busca, escucha y comparte tu música por Twitter   

TinySong
nos trae una peculiar forma de combinar las redes sociales y la música. Consiste en una web que se encarga de buscar la canción que estés buscando y luego te muestra una lista de canciones similares donde podrás escuchar la canción completa y luego compartirla mediante un enlace reducido en Twitter.com

Este servicio es gratuito y trabaja en asociación con un grande de la música que es Grooveshark. Aparte de compartir con esta red social, puede ser enlazado en Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon y por correo. Una gran herramienta si eres fanático de la música y del compartir en las redes.

Enlace: TinySong
          Photo of the Week   

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! The winner of this week’s Photo of the Week is Bear, who snapped this heartwarming pic when his grandmother visited...

The post Photo of the Week appeared first on Amtrak.


          Web of the Year投票スタート。   
毎年恒例「Web of the Year」の投票受け付けがスタートしたそうです。 話題賞には「twitter」や「脳内メーカー」「ニコニコ動画」「初音ミク」などがノミネート。 初音ミクが、あれだけはやったのは、webの力もあるのでしょうけど、あれ自体は、DTMソフトなので、この中に入れるのは、ちょっと違うんじゃないかなー、と、個人的には思ったりするのですが。 この中で選ぶとしたら、ニコ動でしょうかねー。 みなさんの、今年のhitは何ですか?
          株ログ。   
Twitterとつながる株式銘柄掲示板-株ログ http://message.sbifinance.jp/ こんなサービスがはじまったようです。 Twitterクローンはたくさん出てきているので、同じ土俵で勝負するのは、結構厳しくなってきてると思うんですけどー・・・。 こういう、特化したサービスなら、まだ、入る余地があるかもですねぇー。 Twitterとも連動していて、Twitterのアカウントも使えるということなので、APIを利用してるんだと思うんですが・・・。 株はリアルタイム。 そのときの、つぶやきを、瞬時に発信できるって、いいかもしれません。 ... 続きを見る
          12 Times Twitter Actually Delivered A Solid Laugh   

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          Idée reçue en référencement : les liens de l’Internet sont inutiles voire dangereux   

Il existerait une idée reçue selon laquelle seuls les liens forts sont importants dans nos vies et que les liens faibles sont artificiels et futiles quand ils ne sont pas dangereux. Transposé au Web...

Si les amis en ligne sont à peu de choses près les mêmes que les amis hors ligne, les enquêtes montrent que ce ne sont pas les rares liens amoureux et familiaux, ceux que l’ont dit les plus « forts », qui sont au cœur des échanges sur Internet.  D'ailleurs le web lui-même s'est construit sur une multitude de liens interconnectant les sites entre eux et que les spécialistes du référencement appellent "backlinks", des liens le plus souvent "faibles" selon la terminologie de la sociologie des réseaux sociaux classiques mais qui ont contribué à faire le classement des résultats de recherches sur Google par exemple (pour plus d'info voir la méthotodologie de référencement des SEO sur  www.referencement-sud.net , www.slideshare.net/echangeurba/les-cls-du-rfrencement-naturel-focus-2014 etc.).  Ainsi selon des sociologues de l'Internet,  avec le web,  on peut parler justement de la "force des liens faibles" (voir le sociologue Granovetter ) .

Ainsi dans les réseaux sociaux type Facebook, twitter, les aveux les plus intimes ne s’exhibent guère et préfèrent les échanges interpersonnels du téléphone, du SMS et d’email. Et les réseaux sociaux augurent  moins la fin de la vie privée, qu’ils ne sont le théâtre de nouvelles formes expressives dans lesquelles le personnel fait l’objet d’une mise en scène soigneusement calculée. Ce que les réseaux sociaux numériques transforment le plus dans l’organisation de la sociabilité des individus n’est ni le contact aventureux avec des inconnus ni l’échange intime avec les plus proches.

C’est entre deux, au sein du répertoire des « liens faibles », ces indispensables intermédiaires de la vie sociale, que se déploie la nouvelle sociabilité numérique : copains de toujours ou d’occasion, collègues, partenaires d’activités, amis d’amis, connaissances lointaines, utiles ou intéressantes, personnes qui comptent, qui ont compté ou dont on voudrait qu’elles comptent davantage…

D'ailleurs le sociologue Dominique Cardon, a dressé un panorama cartographique des diverses stratégies de liens sociaux au sein du web Français, il y a quelques années : attribuant aux internautes la faculté de créer une sorte de "design de la visibilité" https://www.cairn.info/revue-reseaux1-2008-6-page-93.htm

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          GetGlue, l'ex foursquare multimédia   

Il se présentait comme un nouveau réseau social révolutionnaire et comme beaucoup il n'a pas atteint la masse critique d'utilisateurs qui lui auraient permit de survivre : voici GetGlue.

Pour faire simple, GetGlue était une sorte de foursquare multimédia : vous pouviez faire des check-in de vos émissions TV, films, jeux vidéo etc. Encore le même principe que Foursquare, vous débloquerez (non pas des badges) des stickers ! Par exemple, j'ai utilisé l'application Android pour faire un check-in sur le jeu fifa 16 ( voir crédits fifa pas cher)  que j'avais reçu  quelques jours auparavant, et j'avais débloqué le badge Android.

Le fonctionnement était très simple : lorsque vous créez votre compte, il y a la possibilité de se connecter via vos comptes facebook et twitter pour que vos amis/followers inscris sur GetGlue s'ajoutent automatiquement à votre réseau. Il ne vous restait plus qu'a télécharger une des applications pour smartphones et faire votre premier check-in (ceci dit, c'est aussi possible sur PC). Vous pouviez alors en plus de vos check-ins, aimer les différents sujets/films/musiques etc. 

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Le réseau était alors très varié grâce à cela. Vous n'êtiez pas forcément obligé de toujours faire des check-ins, il y avait aussi la possibilité d'aimer simplement tous les sujets. Lorsque vous réalisiez certaines actions, elles étaient publiées sur twitter et facebook (c'était configurable). A chaque fois que quelqu'un venait s'inscrire depuis votre lien, vous receviez un mail. Je savais ainsi que certains de mes followers s'étaient déjà inscris sur GetGlue par les notifications qui ont été envoyées...

Quant aux applications, elle étaient disponibles pour les terminaux Android, iOS (iPhone et iPad) et Blackberry. Il existait aussi la version Web mobile.

GetGlue paraissait être un réseau social d'un nouveau genre, original et prometteur. Il restait toujours des choses à découvrir et à revoir.

Il n'y avait qu'un défaut à GetGlue, c'est que malheureusement les émissions de télévision françaises n'étaient pas disponibles, et c'est bien dommage (ceci dit, si vous êties utilisateur iOS vous pouvez toujours utiliser une alternative se nommant TVcheck, qui se base sur le même principe mais qui n'a pas non plus passé l'épreuve du temps sur Internet...

 

 


          Новая версия iOS содержит 200 новых функций, включая Уведомления, функции iMessage, Newsstand и интеграцию с Twitter   
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          Joining a Retweet Group #repost from @lisasheaauthor   
The following is a repost from here.

You see the value of retweets - but how do you get them? Having a retweet group you participate in can easily get you thousands of additional views on each tweet you make. Here's how it works.

Let's say I'm an author and I make a post to promote one of my books. The post looks like this.

Joining a Retweet Group

Some of those hashtags make general sense. The #FREE, #FreeEbook, and #FreeBook catch the attention of people out there looking for free stuff. The #YoungAdult, #Dystopian, and #Western categories draw in readers of those genres.

But what is #CR4U and #IARTG?

Read the rest of this post here.




          Retweet Worthy Tweets: #amwriting    




This next one is interesting.
Can an author fund a book or even make a living while writing a book?
Perhaps with Patreon!



Some great proofing tips.


















          TL;DR: Abbreviations FTW by Stan Carey #repost pic.twitter.com/jNZjejyyBs   
The following is a repost from here.

Abbreviations are an important feature of English, and they take various forms. They may be shortened titles (Ms, Mx, Dr, Capt.); clippings of longer words (influenza flu, disrespect dis(s), family fam); initials of foreign phrases, which themselves may be unfamiliar (e.g. ‘exempli gratia’, amante meridiem’ – see the Word story at each entry); and acronyms and initialisms.

Acronyms are spoken as one word, like AWOL and WASP, while initialisms are spoken as distinct letters, like rpm and VIP. This difference is not widely known, though, so acronym can be applied broadly to both types, and I do so here. In formal use, acronyms usually appear in all capital letters. Some publishers put them in title case (Unesco, Nasa), but this is relatively uncommon, and is resisted in some quarters. Laser, sonar, and scuba were fully lowercase almost from the start, and people may be surprised to learn they’re acronyms at all.

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          Prescriptivism and Language Change by Jonathon Owen #repost   

The following is a repost from here.

Recently, John McIntyre posted a video in which he defended the unetymological use of decimate to the Baltimore Sun’s Facebook page. When he shared it to his own Facebook page, a lively discussion ensued, including this comment:
Putting aside all the straw men, the ad absurdums, the ad hominems and the just plain sillies, answer me two questions:
1. Why are we so determined that decimate, having once changed its meaning to a significant portion of the population, must be used to mean obliterate and must never be allowed to change again? 
2. Is your defence of the status quo on the word not at odds with your determination that it is a living language? 
3. If the word were to have been invented yesterday, do you really think “destroy” is the best meaning for it? 
…three questions!
Putting aside all the straw men in these questions themselves, let’s get at what he’s really asking, which is, “If decimate changed once before from ‘reduce by one-tenth’ to ‘reduce drastically’, why can’t it change again to the better, more etymological meaning?”

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          50 Scariest Books of All Time by @flavorwire #repost pic.twitter.com/3XFFPqmurt   
The following is a repost from here.

The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers — or at least make you check the locks twice. Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see. One caveat: the list is limited to one book per author, so Stephen King fans will have to expand their horizons a little bit. Check out 50 books that will keep you up all night after the jump, and add any other scary favorites to the list in the comments.

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IT, Stephen King

All right, let’s get this out of the way up front: Stephen King is the you-know-what of horror, and if there wasn’t this pesky rule about keeping it to one book per author, this list could almost be wholly populated by his terrifying reads. This book might be the scariest of the lot, and has the added bonus of being about fear itself — the scariest thing of all. There’s also a murderous, shapeshifting clown.

Check out the rest of this list here.




          I'm not sure have you heard of TwitterMSN @ http:/...   
I'm not sure have you heard of TwitterMSN @ http://www.chemstudioweb.com/even-msn-is-able-to-update-twitter/

But I would like to give a try of pownce as well. Glad if someone send over an invitation. Cheers

chemstudioweb[at]gmail[dot]com
          Story Prompts & Creative Writing Ideas #repost pic.twitter.com/jlpZyzoHJb   


The following is a repost from here.

Here are some story prompts you can use to give you ideas for creative writing. If you're taking the CWN free creative writing courses, these story starters are especially recommended for the sections on "showing" versus "telling" and specific detail. At the bottom of the page, you'll find more information about the free courses as well as links to lots of other story starter pages.


Fiction writing ideas with a focus on: showing versus telling, and specific detail.



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          33 ways to stay creative pic.twitter.com/0rMSybQhwv   


Here's an interesting pic I found while browsing the other day. I'm sure there's something we can all learn from this list.






          De gros changements sur l'interface de twitter, qui s'offre un lifting !   
Avant le départ en vacances, les twittos pourront voir sur leur plateforme de microblogging préférée quelques innovations graphiques et ergonomiques. Twitter estime que ce lifting répond essentiellement aux demandes...
          Não morri parte III - O retorno??!   
 Não morri caros inimigos do Rick que estão me xingando muuuito no twitter dizendo que eu abandonei essa bagaça desse blog falido que só os canadenses, russos e agora soube que uma galera da Itália vem aqui, Ma que bello! Enfim, vou voltar ás atividades normais (???!) do Rick em breve, assim que as coisas esfriarem... "Que coisas são essas moço que escreve o blog!?" Perguntam. "Coisas" eu secamente respondo. Hahhehaha. Enfim. Um dia todos irão saber de meu plano... Todos saberão do monstro gigante que eu estou criando numa ilha com vários artistas e intelectuais e que vou teleportar ele pro centro de Nova York matando 3 milhões de pessoas e que assim o mundo se unirá para enfrentar esse mal em comum e assim finalmente haverá paz na terra. =)

E ha! Logo logo a programação especial do aniversário de um ano. O dia inteiro de postagens extras e coisas awesomes do gênero.

Fica, vai ter bolo.

Um abraço no coração de cada um de vocês, fiéis leitores... E agora se me dão licença... Bubastis está meio agitada, preciso ver o que ela tem... 

Mike V.


          Segment 8 - What's More Likely!?   

A question from Twitter makes it to the air and Dukes wants to know if Paul George becoming a Wizard or Kirk Cousins signing a long term deal is more likely?


          12 Exporting Tips for Christmas   

Christmas is fast approaching, so we here at Irish Export Co-operative thought we would help you get ready with our ‘12 Days of Christmas Top Tips on Exporting 2013’ for SME out there. Now that Christmas fast approaching and everyone up for some holiday cheer, it might be useful to focus on some top tips for the holiday period and beyond. If you are a small, medium or micro enterprise Sign up with the Irish Export Cooperative to reduce the cost of international courier deliveries for just €30 a year. Join other SMME’s shipping this Christmas through exportcoop.ie The best way to make sure deliveries are made successfully and on time, is to make sure all the contact information is correct and that a valid phone number is on the shipment label. Make sure all goods travelling outside the EU are accompanied by a Proforma invoice listing the quantity and value of the goods being shipped. Make sure that the goods you are shipping will be accepted into the receiver’s country. For example alcohol cannot be shipped to the USA. The last day for collections to be made for deliveries to the EU and the USA / Canada is December the 21st. Make sure goods are packaged correctly so they will not be damaged throughout the transit. Ship as early as possible due to high volumes and possible weather delays. If shipping to a private address, it can be beneficial to use a business address where possible in case the receiver may not be home Track your package and sign up for notifications on the movement of every shipment Keep your customers happy and follow up with an email to confirm the delivery, including a quick survey on well you have done Publicise your packaging ability on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. Show your customers the hard work that goes on at this time of year! The personal touch works this time of year so Why not add some cheer? Add a Christmas card or handwrite a short note. Have a safe and pleasant Christmas. Ship well this holiday season and New Year!

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          6月28日(水)のつぶやき   

ヒロミンアンテナ : 井上雄彦原作のSFバスケアニメ「BUZZER BEATER」、BD-BOXのジャケ解禁 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664…

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 00:50

ヒロミンアンテナ : 井上雄彦原作のSFバスケアニメ「BUZZER BEATER」、BD-BOXのジャケ解禁 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664…

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 00:50

ヒロミンアンテナ : セクハラ不祥事のJリーグ幹部はなぜ解任ではなく辞任なのか hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664…

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 01:38

ヒロミンアンテナ : PS4の売上がすごすぎる! PS3、Xboxをあわせた販売数と互角に戦ってるんだがwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/0Bybe0DCU0

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 02:28

ヒロミンアンテナ : サッカーよく分からないんだけど中村俊輔と中田英寿と小野伸二だけは知ってる hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/Kc48ngEgah

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 03:20

ヒロミンアンテナ : キアヌ・リーブス、ラーメンだけを食べに来日していた hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/2axQbFbn5u

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 04:12

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【画像】デュエマさん、13年前のカードが規制されるwwwwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/6MVG6pQlBV

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 05:04

ヒロミンアンテナ : 『ニンテンドーUKストアでは早くも『ニンテンドークラシックミニスーパーファミコン』の予約が開始!しているとした記事』が掲載中。 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664…

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 05:52

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【 画像 】柴崎についている美人通訳さんに「テネリフェ残留」をお願いされたら・・・ hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/IHnDKrLPH0

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 06:48

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【忘れてない?】30日は5回目の「プレミアムフライデー」 このまま消えゆくのか?消費喚起も働き方改革も進まず hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/XS1MObxGKm

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 07:37

ヒロミンアンテナ : 今年の中日ドラゴンズのチアガールwwwwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/phOZc7SbCQ

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 08:25

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【衝撃】大竹まこと、29連勝の藤井四段にブチギレる! hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/BnPz6rz6GG

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 09:14

ヒロミンアンテナ : 『仮面ライダーW』 続編は映像作品ではない事が判明! パラレルワールドではなく正式な続編だぞ hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664…

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 10:03

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【画像】この小池栄子の身体、いくらなんでも性的すぎるwwwwwwwwwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/UNCPbZb0mu

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 10:49

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【田舎やべぇ】 庭にたんぽぽを生やしてたら匿名で手紙が届いたんだが hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/kfWO4nbGig

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 11:41

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【 悲報?】2022年W杯に立候補していた日本、当時のFIFA理事らに「ヤクスギ・ボール」など計300万円以上のギフト贈呈 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/KBdxAYPlsy

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 12:30

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【涙】12年前に未完のまま連載中止となった漫画『刻の大地』の連載再開プロジェクト始動! 長期休止となった理由も語る hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/joFnuy5kg1

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 13:26

ヒロミンアンテナ : チャリで日本一周してきたから適当に写真さラス。 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/V8vpIIYgur

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 14:20

ヒロミンアンテナ : 松居一代「実はもう…1年5ケ月も尾行され続けているの」「夜はまったく電気を使わず真っ暗」「事件なのよ 事件なんですよ」 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664…

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 15:10

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【悲報】藤井四段の使用するリュックが爆売れで品切れ状態になるwwwwwwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/m51DHdIb7s

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 15:59

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【画像】NHK『みんなの体操』のお姉さんのお●ぱいがたまんねええええええええええええええ hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/mxjdMPY7ir

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 16:47

ヒロミンアンテナ : 北米版FGOがサービススタート!⇒英語版の宝具名を見ると面白いと話題に hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/rhzwPdagmK

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 17:39

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【朗報】広瀬すずの可愛さが限界突破wwwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/uKFGHJtcRt

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 18:26

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【社会】落とした財布戻った、信じられない…「日本はなんて安全な国なんだろう」 サッカーウズベキスタン代表ムサエフさんが善意に感謝 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/EFPrcLpLnv

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 19:23

ヒロミンアンテナ : 落とした財布が戻った、サッカーウズベキスタン代表ムサエフさんが日本の善意に感謝 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/YxhyRfOLpv

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 20:18

ヒロミンアンテナ : 『Wake Up, Girls!』4thLIVETOUR新衣装・イベントビジュアルが解禁!ライブではアニメ新章OP・ED披露 hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/gCrnpP4qQ7

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 21:03

ヒロミンアンテナ : ワイの友人の赤ちゃんの名前を読み間違えて気まずくなったンゴ hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/5dYHjt1ypS

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 21:53

ヒロミンアンテナ : 【悲報】夏帆、終わるwwwwww hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/QGeNXH7Y60

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 22:44

ヒロミンアンテナ : 2019年に『ニンテンドー64ミニ』が発売される可能性について海外アナリストが言及 出たらお前ら買う? hiromin.blog.jp/archives/10664… pic.twitter.com/rSDTQpL751

— ヒロミン (@hiromiinf) 2017年6月28日 - 23:34
          Comment on Getting into Digital Humanities: A top-ten list by Blog Post Response- DH Newbie | Librarian in Training   
[…] Tom goes into great detail on the best ways to approach DHas a beginner. I found his post to be helpful and encouraging from a newbie perspective. I think my professor and he must seem to be on the same wavelength in regards to being active on Twitter and blogging to connect with the DH community. His most refreshing statement was “Stop worrying about the definition of DH”. Sometimes, I feel that I struggle with the concept and definition of DH. I’m aware that this is an ongoing discussion in the community but from a beginner’s point of view, a tangible definition would be helpful. However, I’m aware that DH is not something you can put into a box and label. DH appears to be an ever growing and evolving field of study. I imagine by the time everyone involved in DH agreed on a definition it would be irrelevant. Here’s a link to the blog/vlog: http://foundhistory.org/2014/08/getting-into-digital-humanities-a-top-ten-list/ […]
          6月28日(水)のつぶやき   

2017年06月27日のツイート d.hatena.ne.jp/shimadakensuke…

— 嶋多兼介の姓名判断 (@shimadakensuke_) 2017年6月28日 - 00:19

『2017年06月27日のつぶやき』嶋多兼介さんの運勢占い|嶋多兼介.seesaa.net/article/451286…

— 嶋多兼介の姓名判断 (@shimadakensuke_) 2017年6月28日 - 10:27
          Afrojack & David Guetta ft. Ester Dean — Another Life (Official Video)   
Official video for Afrojack & David Guetta ft. Ester Dean – Another Life. Download or stream Another Life here: https://Afrojack.lnk.to/AnotherLIfe Directed by sanghon kim produced by division Website: http://www.afrojack.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djafrojack Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/afrojack VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/artist/afrojack Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/afrojack Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/afrojack Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/Afrojack ℗ & © 2017 Wall Recordings, under exclusive license to Universal Music B.V./Republic, UMG […]
          The Cold War Kabuki   



Well, you all know what the big story was this past week. I wasn't going to post on it but enough people have asked and it seems germane to the ongoing Reality Show we're all unwitting (and unwilling) extras in. In case you've been on media blackout or a vision quest, here's a brief thumbnail sketch:
The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week. 
On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home to the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks, US officials said.
As it happens, the airstrikes apparently didn't even seem to have the desired deterrent effect. The air base was up and running soon after the strikes:
Syrian warplanes took off from the air base hit by US cruise missiles yesterday to carry out bombing raids on rebel-held areas, in a defiant show of strength. 
Just hours after the al-Shayrat airfield was bombed with 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from warships in the Mediterranean, aircraft struck targets in the eastern Homs countryside, according to a monitoring group. 
The airstrikes were carried out on Khan Sheikhoun - the same town Bashar al-Assad’s regime is accused of attacking with chemicals - and seven other towns around eastern Homs, some of which controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
This rebound seemed to catch the War Party off guard, since CNN reported on the same story but appeared to ascribe the airstrikes to phantom warplanes. I mean, it couldn't be the Syrians or the Russians, right?:
(CNN) New airstrikes targeted a town in Syria that was hit by a chemical attack earlier this week, activists said, less than a day after the US bombarded a Syrian air base to "send a message" to the Assad regime. 
It wasn't immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which was hit on Friday and Saturday, though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing that area of rebel-held Idlib province.
CNN, who've been hammering Trump around the clock since he humiliated their network head in a post-election tantrum, suddenly changed their tune when he started raining bombs on Syria. Sam Kriss reports:
The media was kind to Trump’s attack on Syria. Every pompous outlet that has spent the last five months screaming incessantly about the threat to democracy, the inevitable deaths and the terror of wars, had nothing but applause as soon as the wars and the deaths actually got going. 
 A fleshy and dangerous idiot, a vulgarian, an imbecile – until those first perfect screaming shots of Tomahawk missiles being fired were broadcast – that’s our guy, you show them Donny! This is when, as Fareed Zakaria put it on CNN, Trump ‘became the president.’
The same mainstream media, which has become a hornet's hive of conspiracy theorizing since the election, was quick to shoot down any conspiracy theories about the Syria Bombshow.
A volley of US cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the internet filled up with fact-free theories about the real reason for the international crisis.
A popular one on the right-most fringes: the US government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last week - a "false flag" to trick President Donald Trump into retaliating, thus entangling himself in a foreign war. 
A slightly more convoluted strain on the left: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump - distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russia by provoking the missile strike.
Alt-left conspiracy theorists prefer the idea that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump - distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russia.
Ron Paul, whose son Rand is now a rising star in the Senate, was perhaps the most prominent public figure to cast shade on the Syria op:
“Before this episode of possible gas exposure and who did what, things were going along reasonably well for the conditions,” the former Texas congressman stated. “Trump said let the Syrians decide who should run their country, and peace talks were making out, and Al Qaeda and ISIS were on the run.” 
“It looks like, maybe, somebody didn’t like that so there had to be an episode, and the blame now is we can’t let that happen because it looks like it might benefit Assad.”
For his part, Doctor Bones speculates that the real mark for a possible elaborate sting wasn't Assad or Putin, but in fact another player altogether. The timing seems hard to argue with:
A gas attack launched by the fleeing Syrian rebels, a side quickly losing it’s CIA-sponsorship and well aware it’s continued health depends on American funds, sure has a shit-ton more to gain from wide swathes of civilians dying on camera. Even better if they die particularly gruesomely and in a way the rebels claim they couldn’t be responsible for despite being photographed with all the tech to do so. 
How does Trump’s seemingly pointless explosion-show play into this? The answer: perfectly...
Consider also that the Chinese President was in Mar-a-Largo when the strike was underway, that Trump not only told him it was going to happen but actually ate dinner with him as it went on and the event spirals into even greater significance. A show of force full of technical prowess in a contested warzone while the Russians stood back and watched sends a powerful message to a foreign leader currently dining in enemy territory.
Is this just swivel-eyed speculation? Is there any reason to believe this wasn't all some improbable coincidence, that Xi Jinping was indeed dining with Trump while the Bombshow began? Because if it's not a coincidence then it's one hell of a psyop; running a mindfuck on your most dangerous frenemy during a state visit. What's this all about then? Joseph Farrell reports:
While there have been a spate of articles recently about growing Russo-Chinese defense and security ties, matching their growing financial and economic ties, this one left me stunned, for there was a statement within it that caught my eye, and Mr. B's as well, and I'm sure the reader saw it as well. As one can imagine, this one fueled my "high octane speculation" mode to the nth degree. Here's the statement, and a bit of surrounding context:
Russia and China are tired of Washington's "defensive" military installations in their backyards — and they're already taking action. 
According to the Atlantic Council and other responsible thinkers, the Untied States reserves the right to park its missile shields anywhere it wants, whether it be in Europe, East Asia, or the dark side of the Moon.  
I guess we should have seen all this coming, no? Shortly before the Bombshow, Trump's top Praetorian removed Trump's assumed consigliere from the NSC:
President Trump on Wednesday removed controversial White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon from the National Security Council, part of a sweeping staff reshuffling that elevated military, intelligence and Cabinet officials to greater roles on the council and left Bannon less directly involved in shaping the administration’s day-to-day national security policy. 
The restructuring reflects the growing influence of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army three-star general who took over the post after retired general Michael Flynn was ousted in February and who is increasingly asserting himself over the flow of national security information in the White House. 
Do yourself a favor and set a news alert for "McMaster." That's a name you're going to be hearing more of in the days ahead. Or you won't. Which is probably the more troubling scenario.

And with Bannon off the NSC there's apparently an effort to shuffle him off to some fat-salaried thinktank glue factory.  The not-news of Bannon's interest in The Fourth Coming was dragged out yet again, this time by The New York Times. But the article planted a helpful hint of why Bannon is on the elbow list and might be giving us a grim preview of the year ahead:
Bannon’s Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has read the book three times. He still keeps a copy of it — one that’s creased and copiously underlined — in a library with the rest of his favorites at his father’s house in Richmond, Va. 
The book, “The Fourth Turning,” a 1997 work by two amateur historians, Neil Howe and William Strauss, lays out a theory that American history unfurls in predictable, 80-year cycles of prosperity and catastrophe. And it foresees catastrophe right around the corner. 
It also leads to unavoidable questions about war and whether Mr. Bannon, who has recommended the book to countless friends and made a film about it in 2010, is resigned to catastrophic global conflict. He says he is not. 
And he remains unconvinced that the United States can effectively intervene in overseas conflicts like the one unfolding in Syria. As one of the voices in the administration who expressed skepticism about a military strike in response to the Assad regime’s chemical attack on its own citizens, Mr. Bannon insists he is no warmonger.
Well, there you have it.

Is the Syria proxy war threatening to heat up again, or is this all just another dance in the Cold War Kabuki? Have actions like the Bombshow  become like sacrificial actions in ongoing magical actions? Or is the real war is for your mind and is playing out in thousands of manufactured headlines, blizzards of 30 second videos with deceptive text crawls and the endless babbling of overpaid talking heads?

I feel stupid even asking the question.

Just in case you're worried that this is all leading to nukes raining down on American cities,  the cognitive warriors seem to be trying to defuse any expectations of impending Armageddon: 
White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster says that while the U.S. would push for regime change in Syria, “We’re not the ones who are going to effect that change.” 
“What we’re saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions,” McMaster said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday." “Russia should ask themselves, ‘What are we doing here?’ Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population and using the most heinous weapons available?’”
Translation: No way in Hell we have the readiness needed for a hot war with a military superpower.

And since the mindfuck is the mother's milk of Cog-War, the careful inoculation of mixed messages into the mediafeed becomes just as vital a weapon as a cruise missile. Scratch that- much, much more so.
Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria 
The Trump administration appears divided on whether the U.S. is pursuing a policy of regime change in Syria, days after the first direct American military attack against the Syrian government. 
Thursday’s strike “was related solely to the most recent horrific use of chemical weapons,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. The goal of the attack was to send a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad and its ally Russia that the U.S. wouldn’t tolerate the use of chemical weapons, he continued. “Other than that, there is no change to our military posture.”
But United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said there can be no peace in Syria with Assad in power. “There’s not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “Regime change is something that we think is going to happen because all of the parties are going to see that Assad is not the leader that needs to be taking place for Syria.​”​
Though Haley stopped short of indicating the U.S. would take military action to overthrow the Syrian dictator, her comments reflect a sharp change from the administration’s previous position.
The difference here, of course, is that Tillerson sets and executes policy and Haley sits in a glorified debating society and blows smoke and fairy dust for a bunch of bored bureaucrats wishing they had their real government jobs back, the ones they enjoyed before being pushed upstairs to their present posts. The media only pays attention when bombs are falling.

It's all black magic, make no mistake about it. There are different terms and epithets for it all now,  but when you strip all the twenty-dollar words and the credentials and the technology away the intent and the effect is no different than a witch doctor's curse. 

William S. Burroughs understood this, since his uncle Ivy Lee was the creator of one of these modern strains of black magic, so-called "public relations." Burroughs considered his uncle a bonafide "evil genius." And Lee was a piker compared to the algorithm-fired masters of the dark arts striding the globe today.

Here's a story that probably won't pop up on your Facebook feed. Anyone paying attention to the Russia hacking story probably knows how incredibly weak the hacking evidence actually is,* but now Wikileaks is teasing out the Seth Rich mystery again.
‘Guccifer 2.0’ Chat With Nude Model Sparks New Conspiracy Theories About Murder of DNC’s Seth Rich 
New chat logs between alleged Democratic National Committee hacker Guccifer 2.0 and a Playboy centerfold model surfaced today via Wikileaks on Twitter, throwing more fuel on the conspiracy theories surrounding murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich. The Twitter conversation, conducted via direct messages, purports to reveal Rich as the primary leaker of the DNC e-mails that proved highly disruptive during the 2016 presidential election. 
In direct messages dated August 25, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 mentioned having a whistleblower at the DNC, and said he was looking for a “person of trust who can be a guarantee in case anything happens.”
When Young suggested trusting Julian Assange, Guccifer 2.0 called him “unsafe” and that he “may be connected with Russians” despite being his hero. 
“I’d like to find a journalist who can do an investigation and teel [sic] the real story of his life and death,” he said, and revealed that the whistleblower he was referring to was none other than a person named “Seth.” 
“I suppose u know who I’m talking about,” he said, adding that he felt sorry about the murdered DNC staffer’s parents and that he wished for journalists to uncover the truth of his murder.
  
Seth Rich, a 27-year-old mid-level DNC staffer, was shot and killed in the early morning of July 2016 in Washington DC, while he was walking home from a bar and talking with his girlfriend on his mobile phone. Rich’s killers left his watch and wallet untouched on his body. 
This wasn't floated by Alex Jones or David Icke, it popped up on Heat Street, which is owned by the Dow Jones Company and Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp. This story looks like it's going to grow some legs yet.

So are you sick of the Cog-War and the Cold War Kabuki yet? Tired of your social media hijacked by proxy warriors fighting battles for cliques within the Intelligence community? Burnt out on the whole Reality Show Presidency and its discontents altogether?

Start looking into ashrams in Sri Lanka, then. This machine is just getting warmed up. 




*Maybe some bright young spark should see if maybe the hacking an inside job by intel people who correctly judged a Trump White House would be easier to dominate than a bloated, top-heavy Clinton one. Just throwing that out there for giggles and grins.


          Spy vs Spy: Stuck in the Funhouse   

Funhouses are only fun when you can leave them. When the distorting mirror images become your new, day-to-day reality construct, then it's not so much fun anymore. 

I dreaded the 2016 Election because I had a very strong feeling that no matter who won we'd be plunged into a dystopian paradigm in which major power blocs would erupt into all-out warfare. And I sensed that neither Trump nor Clinton possessed the political skills or the communicative powers to keep the carnage fully out of our view. Or our path.


And I was right.


Trump's only been in office for a little over two months and I'm exhausted already. I'm certainly not alone in this. It all feels like a TV sitcom in its seventh season, well after the writers ran out of story ideas. The shark has been good and jumped. And the ratings (the approval ratings, in this case) are plunging too.


What is truly demoralizing though is the utter transparency of the secret war playing out, the seemingly endless spy vs spy thrust and counter-thrust, and the obvious deceptions. Even more so is the Animal Farm-like metamorphosis of the Democratic Party into a full-blown, funhouse mirror of McCarthy-era Republicans, but with Glenn Beck-worthy conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure.


I don't know about you but all of a sudden the world seems especially cold, hard, gray, harsh. Masks are coming off, velvet gloves tossed into wastebins. It doesn't seem to matter who wins the scorpion fight, you're still stuck with a scorpion.  

We can't call out the play-by-play because it's largely being acted out behind closed doors. But we can look at the collateral damage and make certain speculations. There's no doubt that it would all be just as bad-- probably worse-- if Hillary won. Even so, this all feels especially grating.

You've probably seen this story:
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Friday apologized to the owner of a Washington pizzeria that became the subject of a conspiracy theory about human trafficking last year. 
Pizza shop Comet Ping Pong was thrust into the spotlight last year after a gunman allegedly fired a shot inside the restaurant. The suspect said he was investigating the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman, John Podesta, were operating a child sex trafficking ring out of the restaurant. 
The theory, which became known as Pizzagate, had circulated among far-right conspiracy theory websites and social media accounts. 
“In our commentary about what had become known as Pizzagate, I made comments about Mr. Alefantis that in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him,” Jones, who runs Infowars, said in a video. James Alefantis is the owner of Comet Ping Pong. 
Jones said his website relied on reporters who are no longer employed by Infowars and that video reports about Pizzagate were removed from the website. He also invited Alefantis onto the show to discuss the incident.
It was preceded by this story:
FBI’S RUSSIA PROBE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ‘PIZZAGATE’ THREATS 
According to McClatchy News, the FBI’s Russian-influence probe agents are exploring whether far-right news operations, including the pro-Donald Trump sites Breitbart News and Infowars, “took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives.”  Trump’s ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son, a member of the Trump transition team, were among those who boosted the so-called “PizzaGate” pedophile conspiracy theory.
I doubt this will quell the fervor among the Pizzagaters on sites like 4chan and Voat. Given the suspicion many on the fringes regard Jones with it may in fact give the flagging movement a fresh jolt. Jones' apology may also have to do with the drive to purge YouTube of "extremist" content and the controversy over the use of advertising on videos corporate clients find objectionable. A World without Sin, as our Gordon might put it. 


Washington Post headline, pre-election.

So much for theories that the FBI was ready to make mass arrests of prominent Washington figures related to Pizzagate.  Has any "mass arrest" Internet story ever panned out?  

Maybe it has:
Donald Trump became president on Jan. 20. And in one short month, there were more than 1,500 arrests for sex crimes ranging from trafficking to pedophilia.  
Big deal? You bet. In all of 2014, there were fewer than 400 sex trafficking-related arrests, according to FBI crime statistics. Liz Crokin at TownHall.com has put together a great piece on the push by the Trump administration to crack down on sex crimes. And she notes that while "this should be one of the biggest stories in the national news... the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests. This begs the question – why?
This may have nothing to do with Trump-- in fact, it's likely it doesn't-- since these kinds of actions are planned out months in advance. The arrests continue, in case you were wondering, with major busts going down on a near-weekly basis. Someone's cleaning house. 

For what it's worth, I always reckoned that Pizzagate was in fact cover/distraction for a more hidden struggle, one that would take place under the radar*. As I noted back in November:

No one is saying as much but this very much feels connected to a deeper, more covert war. 
Why would I say such a thing? Because at the same time the Pizzagate story went dark we've seen major strikes taken against international pedophilia, which actually is a global conspiracy, with its own networks, secret codes and moles within established centers of power such as schools, police departments and governments.  
With such combustible accusations-- and such potential for a scandal that could quickly spread out of control (ie., involve political figures you're not trying to destroy)-- you'd naturally expect the action to go dark and the fall guys to be placed pretty far down the foodchain. (Remember that a prior investigation bagged one of the most powerful people in Washington at one time, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert).†


"EVER WONDER WHAT IT'D BE LIKE TO DIE IN A PLANE CRASH?" 



It may be sheer coincidence, but James Alefantis' former partner suffered a major heart attack this week
Media Matters for America founder David Brock was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. 
According to a press release from MMA, the founder of the liberal media watchdog and analysis website was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday afternoon and received treatment.
Sure, it may be coincidence. But I couldn't help but remember this story, published soon after the election
Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us 
Democrats know they need someone to lead them out of the wilderness. But, they say, that someone is not David Brock.

As David Brock attempts to position himself as a leader in rebuilding ademoralized Democratic Party in the age of Trump, many leading Democratic organizers and operatives are wishing the man would simply disappear.
 
"Disappear." Huh. 
Many in the party—Clinton loyalists, Obama veterans, and Bernie supporters alike—talk about the man not as a sought-after ally in the fight against Trumpism, but as a nuisance and a hanger-on, overseeing a colossal waste of cash. And former employees say that he has hurt the cause.
It's worth remembering that Breitbart.com Andrew Breitbart died of a heart attack at the age of 43. A year before he'd posted a cryptic tweet that some have since linked to the Pizzagate imbroglio.  Just before his death he hyped some revelation about Barack Obama's past. 

A coroner in the office handling Breitbart's body subsequently died of arsenic poisoning. The day Breitbart's autopsy results were revealed, in fact.

COME BACK ROY COHN, ALL IS FORGIVEN


We also saw James Comey revive Russiagate, which had been flatlining after Vault 7. Any illusions among Trump fans that the FBI was secretly on their side were ground into powder, between this revelation and the Pizzagate conspiracy investigations. 

One can't help but wonder if the New Praetorians (I've noticed that the Praetorian meme has been picked up by more prominent commentators, but you heard it here first) are losing their last shred of patience with Donald Trump's shenanigans and are planning imminent regime change: 
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats. 
In a bruising five-hour session, the FBI director also knocked down Trump’s claim that his predecessor had wiretapped his New York skyscraper, an assertion that has distracted White House officials and frustrated fellow Republicans who acknowledge they’ve seen no evidence to support it.
How surreal is the world in which you know live in? So much so that mainstream political site The Hill is comparing the action in Washington to a Stanley Kubrick film, one which has become notorious for the conspiracy theories that have been projected onto it (and is well familiar to Synchronauts):
On the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Shining, Stephen King must be wondering if Washington is working on its own sequel. For the last couple months, Washington has been on edge, like we are all trapped in Overlook Hotel with every day bringing a new “jump scare,” often preceded by a telltale tweet. Indeed, a Twitter whistle has replaced suspenseful music to put the entire city on the edge of their seats. 
In this Shining sequel, however, people are sharply divided on who is the deranged ax-wielding villain in this lodge, the president or the press. Ironically, with the recent disclosure that some of the Trump campaign may indeed have been subject to surveillance, the president is looking more like Danny Torrence, a character dismissed for constantly muttering “redrum, redrum” until someone finally looked in a mirror at the reverse image to see the true message.
Yeah, I'm not really feeling that metaphor there, but whatever. It's been that kind of year.

Now the Internet is burning up with theories that disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has "turned" and is going to testify against the Trump Administration, or at least figures attached to it. 


It's hard to imagine a three-star general can be stupid enough to be guilty of things Flynn's been accused of but that may speak to a culture of impunity in Washington, in which your misdeeds are only punished if you get on the wrong side of the wrong people.

LIKE A BAD CYBERPUNK NOVEL


One wonders if the secret war has spread outside Washington. Car service giant Uber seems to be having a major run of rotten luck lately: 
Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. 
In a photo posted on Twitter, one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured on its side next to another car with dents and smashed windows. An Uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations.

The incident also comes as Uber, and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, are currently under scrutiny because of a series of scandals. The ride-hailing company has been accused of operating a sexist workplace. This month, the New York Times reported that Uber used a tool called Greyball to help drivers evade government regulators and enforcement officials. Kalanick said he needed "leadership help" after Bloomberg published a video showing him arguing with an Uber driver.
So who did Kalanick piss off? 

Coincidentally- there's that word again- the crash comes soon after Wikileaks revealed that CIA hackers had the ability to override the computer systems in automobiles. From Mashable:

WikiLeaks has published a trove of files it says are linked to the CIA's hacking operations — which apparently includes efforts to hack into cars.  
The first in a series called "Vault 7," "Year Zero" supposedly comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.  
"Year Zero" details the CIA's malware arsenal and "zero day" exploits against Apple iPhones, Google's Android operating system, Microsoft Windows and even Samsung TVs.  
 According to a document from 2014, the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. 
Oh, that's reassuring. Speaking of control systems, apparently pimps are controlling prostitutes with RFID chips:
It turns out this 20-something woman was being pimped out by her boyfriend, forced to sell herself for sex and hand him the money. 
 “It was a small glass capsule with a little almost like a circuit board inside of it,” he said. “It's an RFID chip. It's used to tag cats and dogs. And someone had tagged her like an animal, like she was somebody's pet that they owned.” 
This is human trafficking. It’s a marginal issue here in the U.S. for most of us. Part of that is because the average person isn’t sure what human trafficking – or modern day slavery – actually means.
Technology is our friend, right? And now this: 
Turkish Hackers Threaten To Wipe Millions Of iPhones; Demand Ransom From Apple 
Today, courtesy of CIO, we learn that a group of hackers referring to themselves as the "Turkish Crime Family", has been in direct contact with Apple and is demanding a $150,000 ransom by April 7th or they will proceed to wipe as many as 600 million apple devices for which they allegedly have passwords. 
The group said via email that it has had a database of about 519 million iCloud credentials for some time, but did not attempt to sell it until now. The interest for such accounts on the black market has been low due to security measures Apple has put in place in recent years, it said.

Since announcing its plan to wipe devices associated with iCloud accounts, the group claimed that other hackers have stepped forward and shared additional account credentials with them, putting the current number it holds at over 627 million.

According to the hackers, over 220 million of these credentials have been verified to work and provide access to iCloud accounts that don't have security measures like two-factor authentication turned on.
 
Of course, if credible, with an ask of just $150k, this is the most modest group of hackers we've ever come across.
Given the war that's erupted between the increasingly aggressive Turkish government and the EU, money may clearly not be the object here. Turkish PM Erdogan is clearly set on reconstructing the old Ottoman Empire and shivving Apple might just be part of the march.

Besides, Turkey is taking that recent coup attempt-- which is almost universally blamed on the CIA-- very personally.


Speaking of the EU, we've seen stories that Trump advisor Steve Bannon wants to dissolve the union. Which may be why Trump-adversary John McCain announced his unalloyed support for it- and the "New World Order" (his words, not mine):
The world "cries out for American and European leadership" through the EU and Nato, US senator John McCain said on Friday (24 March). 
In a "new world order under enormous strain" and in "the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can't stand by and lament, we've got to be involved," said McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate. 
Speaking at the Brussels Forum, a conference organised by the German Marshall Fund, a transatlantic think tank, he said that the EU and the US needed to develop "more cooperation, more connectivity". 
"I trust the EU," he said, defending an opposite view from that of US president Donald Trump, who said in January that the UK "was so smart in getting out" of the EU and that Nato was "obsolete". 
He said that the EU was "one of the most important alliances" for the US and that the EU and Nato were "the best two sums in history", which have maintained peace for the last 70 years. "We need to rely on Nato and have a Nato that adjusts to new challenges," he said.
Would McCain speak this way to a domestic audience? Of course not. Or maybe he would- I can't tell which way is up anymore. But either way it's good to know where he really stands.

Like McCain, China continues to sound a similar note of support for globalization, on which its very economic survival so desperately depends:
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of Asian leaders that the world must commit to multilateral free trade under the World Trade Organization and needs to reform global economic governance. 
“The river of globalization and free trade will always move forward with unstoppable momentum to the vast ocean of the global economy,” Zhang said. China will remain a strong force in the world economy and for peace and stability, he said, adding that countries must respect one another’s core interests and refrain from undermining regional stability. 
I suppose this is why China is off the target list for our new Cold (?) Warriors.

I've resisted posting on all this because it's all so depressing. I've actually written a few pieces on this chicanery that I ended up roundfiling. But I suppose I just wanted to go on the record about all this skullduggery, for posterity's sake.



UPDATE: Sex trafficking arrests and trials continue to proliferate. Most recent bust, an international ring in Minnesota. There is way too much activity going down in too short a time for this to be spontaneous.


* Which is exactly why I refrained from commenting on it here for the most part, instead noting that it had become a kind of memetic virus in much the same way that the Franklin/Boy's Town scandal had in the 90s. (Note that prior to the election-- and Pizzagate-- Trump nemesis the Washington Post was all over the issue of sex trafficking in the nation's capital). 

† The ongoing legal and police actions coinciding with the moves to shut down the Pizzagate fringes on the Web seem like the exact kind of action one would expect if there were a serious operation at work. Shutting down the Internet chatter makes perfect sense in this context because it can only complicate cases made by prosecutors. 
          Getting Started on Twitter: How to Set Up And Organize Your Account   

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          Getting Started on Twitter: How to Listen on Social Media   

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          ANTARA LEGASI, KETOKOHAN DAN PILIHAN RAKYAT ATAU MANGSA KEADAAN DAN MANGSA KOMPLOT   


Assalamualaikum

Sahabat, Kawan-kawan, Baru nak kenal dan juga Musuh yang sudi membaca dan menjelajah ruang pemikiran aku seorang GURKHA.

Aku tertarik untuk berfikir tentang maksud LEGASI maksud KETOKOHAN dan juga maksud PEMIMPIN PILIHAN RAKYAT. Begitu juga maksud MANGSA KEADAAN mahupun maksud MANGSA KOMPLOT. Mengapa?.... Semua kita telah ketahui Pemimpin UMNO peringkat tertinggi ada galur dan jalurnya dan rentetan bagaimana mereka boleh sampai ke “PUNCAK”.

Bila diperhatikan juga kebanyakkan anak bekas Presiden UMNO pastinya akan menyambung Legasi bapanya. Sebagai contoh Perdana Menteri ke 6 adalah anak kepada Perdana Menteri ke 2. Begitu juga dengan Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri adalah anak kepada Perdana Menteri ke 3. Timbalan Menteri di Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri adalah anak kepada Perdana Menteri ke 4.

Persoalannya adakah mereka semua ini benar-benar menyambung Legasi Ayahanda mereka? Adakah mereka benar-benar mempunyai ketokohan dan menjadi Pemimpin Pilihan Rakyat? Benar! Ada antara mereka memang mempunyai ketokohan dan sememangnya layak untuk berada di posisi mereka sekarang. Mereka layak bukan kerana darah dan juga bukan kerana keturunan…. Tetapi kerana diri mereka sendiri. Adakah kata aku ni betul?.....

Namun aku terpanggil untuk memandang kepada Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO Malaysia. Saudara Khairy Jamaluddin yang lebih dikenali sebagai KJ. Beliau merupakan Pemimpin pemuda yang memenangi jawatan Ketua Pemuda UMNO Malaysia dalam pemilihan 3 penjuru yang lepas dan turut melibatkan seorang anak bekas PM dan seorang lagi merupakan bekas Menteri Besar. Beliau memenangi jawatan tersebut kerana mendapat undian tertinggi dari Perwakilan Bahagian ketika itu. Pada aku beliau menang dipilih dan bukan kerana beliau anak menantu bekas PM ke 5. Kerana lawan beliau ketika itu ada juga anak bekas PM.

Namun persoalannya adakah beliau menang tetapi tidak diiktiraf Presiden atau beliau calon bukan pilihan Presiden hingga nama beliau tercicir dari pandangan PM untuk meletakkan di mana-mana jawatan di Kabinet. Pada aku, beliau adalah seorang yang benar-benar menjadi mangsa keadaan. Dalam pada itu juga beliau telah menjadi mangsa komplot…. Kenapa? Semua orang tahu Ketua Puteri dilantik Jawatan Timbalan Menteri Kesihatan, Ketua Wanita dilantik jawatan Menteri di Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat walaupun kalah semasa PRU12. Naib Ketua Pemuda telah dilantik menjadi Timbalan Menteri KBS. Namun yang paling mengejutkan calon yang kalah semasa pemilihan itu telah dilantik menjadi Timbalan Menteri. Adakah kerana ketokohan, kewibawaan dan menjadi pilihan?

Pada pandangan aku yang logik akalnya KJ yang merupakan Ahli Parlimen Rembau tetap mempunyai ketokohannya yang tersendiri. Jika beliau bukan pemimpin yang menjadi pilihan rakyat, kenapa pengundi Rembau memilih beliau? Jika ada mengatakan kerana beliau menantu Pak Lah, boleh tak kalau aku nak kata PM menang di pekan kerana beliau anak kepada Tun Razak? Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin menang di Sembrong kerana beliau adalah anak Perdana Menteri ke 3? Dan Juga Dato’ Mukhriz menang di Jerlun kerana beliau adalah anak kepada Tun Mahathir? Adalah tidak adil jika kita mengatakan mereka semua ini menang kerana darah mahupun keturunan. Pada aku mereka semua menang kerana mereka membawa identity dan mereka memang ada ketokohan mereka sendiri.

Atas kata-kata aku ini juga jelas apa yang ada di kepala aku bahawa KJ memang ada ketokohannya sendiri tetapi beliau menjadi mangsa keadaan. Beliau merupakan pemimpin muda yang amat cekal, berani dan tabah….. kenapa? Dalam keadaan beliau yang tidak diberi ruang untuk bersama-sama Jemaah Menteri yang lain untuk mentadbir Negara, beliau masih tabah menjaga Pemuda dalam keadaan yang amat sukar. Setiap hari dibelasah oleh blogger-blogger “upahan” untuk sentiasa memburukkan beliau di Alam Maya. Terdapat banyak blog-blog yang menghentam beliau. Begitu juga di dalam laman sosial Facebook dan Twitter yang wujud pemegang akaun yang hari-harinya hanya menghentam dan memfitnah beliau. Namun atas ketabahannya beliau tetap menjalankan tugasnya.

Beliau tidak pernah putus asa untuk berbakti dan paling memualkan bila semua kerja beliau mendapat kutukan dan tidak senang dipandangan makhluk upahan ini. Cukuplah beliau terpaksa berdepan dengan Pihak Pembangkang di Parlimen dan di Kawasan beliau….. kenapa mesti wujud kumpulan-kumpulan yang kononnya pejuang parti tetapi layaknya seperti pengkhianat yang setiap hari mencipta cerita untuk menjatuhkan beliau. Kepada mereka yang menaja, membiayai dan menjadi “tuan” kepada hantu raya ini, cukuplah…. Tunggulah pemilihan yang akan datang. Bertandinglah dan gunakan kebijaksanaan anda untuk menang. Bukan dengan membuat dosa seperti ini.

Kepada YB Khairy Jamaluddin, teruskan perjuangan untuk membela Pemuda dan teruskan agenda demi Agama, Bangsa dan Tanahair.

Wassalam


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          6月28日(水)のつぶやき   

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19年に添付文書を改訂し禁忌とする方針❓❔❓

— やまもとReduce exposure! (@Yamamoto0509) 2017年6月28日 - 09:24

不適格者が総理大臣になってもいいんですよ。日本一の大バカ者が総理大臣になってもいんです。アホでも間抜けでも議員にも知事にもなっていいんです。それが民主主義です。 で、 だからこど、「日本一の大バカ者が総理大臣になっても問題が起こら… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 菅野完 (@noiehoie) 2017年6月28日 - 08:04

「なぜ男性は女性の服を着てはいけないのか?」トムブラウンがメンズスカートを提案
fashionsnap.com/news/2017-06-2… #THOMBROWNE pic.twitter.com/fK0vfgEF1L

— Fashionsnap.com (@fashionsnap) 2017年6月28日 - 14:15

昨日、チェルノブイリ原発も攻撃された

線量を計るシステムが、ハッキングされて、アナログで線量を計る事態になってる。これが麻痺したら、廃炉作業してる作業員が被曝死する。原発のシステムが狙われてるのは当然だよね。日本は再稼働なんて言ってるけど電力会社の人達は危機意識はあるのかな?

— TOHRU HIRANO (@TOHRU_HIRANO) 2017年6月28日 - 22:49

東京、1964年
Tokyo 1964 pic.twitter.com/blcFrfREwq

— history image (@historyimg) 2017年6月28日 - 22:47
          Trump attacks Washington Post, Amazon over 'internet taxes'   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying &quot;internet taxes.&quot;...
          Comment on Home by http://find-criminal-records.life/index-19.html   
Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There's a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you
          It's 2016 Why do Real Estate Agents Still Exist?   
Being Online everything has UBERed many business's into extinction!

Amazon delivers in 24 hours!

The internet should be killing real estate agents!
National Association of Realtors, agents are as widely used as ever: 89 percent of buyers retained one in 2012, up from 69 percent in 2001. It's the same on the seller side, where only 9 percent sold a home without an agent, down from a high of 20 percent in 1987.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/08/22/why-do-real-estate-agents-still-exist/
Ontario has 42,000 registered agents 

So what's different?

Buyers are International.
Showings are via Virtual Technology with Matterport 3D Tours. Buyers can pre inspect from the comfort of their computers. This reduces stress for you in showings. 

Financing is more complicated
Buyers over bidding on properties may not get funded because of appraisal or other legal issues. Some buildings / complexes has huge supply of condos available. Size does matter.

Home Sellers Insurance
Coverage is available to protect you from unforeseen expenses 

I know people and Have VETTED THEM
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Real Estate is a local 
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          Mugshot Monday - “Vintage Federal Express” coffee mug with...   


Mugshot Monday - “Vintage Federal Express” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee

It’s a mouthful now to say their full former name: “F E D E R A L  E X P R E S S”. It’s cumbersome and slow, not exactly the words you want to associate with a delivery service.

Some rebrands stick to color changes and font tweaks. But back in the ‘90s, FedEx made the bold move to also rename the company to what everyone was calling them anyway. Brilliant.

Just check out this vintage mug! The logo seems to be a little off-brand from the ‘70s version in the sense that it’s not tilted and ‘Federal’ isn’t white on blue:

image

My friend Josh gave me this mug and wanted to share its story for this Mugshot Monday. He bought it in 2002 at the estate sale of Nan Steven, who was a great friend/neighbor in addition to being a very cool landlord. She had a life full of adventure, like in her younger years when she worked as a research librarian at Sandia National Laboratories supporting the Apollo missions. That’s very cool.

Thanks for the mug, Josh! I love it.

See also my 380+ photos from the Mugshot Monday project here:  www.MugshotMonday.com – Every Mug Has A Story


          Twitter rediseña su imagen para hacerlo más rápido e intuitivo   
La actualización mejora el diseño y la experiencia de uso del servicio de la popular red social de microblogging.
          Re: In Case of Real-time Clogs, Check Pipes for Stoppages   

Fix hasn't gotten to me yet I guess. I have 7 shares sitting in the ether http://twitter.com/bwananews vs http://www.google.com/reade...


          #BBSFallGiveaway2014 - FREE FALL GIVEAWAY!   

Ok - I promised!  Finally, after solving technical and other life delays, here are the pieces for this Blue Beehive Studio Fall Giveaway 2014!

Entries this time are only through Facebook (sorry Twitter folks... next time I think I'll do a Twitter Giveaway!). Visit --->> HERE <<---for Facebook link and details on how to win (post made October 9th)!

As mentioned in Facebook, the winner gets to choose ONE piece only (who doesn't like options?!?!). Didn't win this time?  You can get your chance - pieces will be listed on the ETSY store after October 17th!


PIECE ONE:

We just saw the great lunar eclipse this morning (wow!), so I had to toss in a piece with something red....   earrings!

Dragonflies (plated in fine Silver) are suspended from a red mountain jade stone.  Earwire is silver plated.





For size reference....    Not too big.











PIECE TWO: 
A bracelet!

This one is made from imitation turquoise, glass beads, and silver plated beads.

Suspended in the center is a symbol called the "Prayer labyrinth".  It is also known as a meditation labyrinth and is an old symbol for spiritual growth. 




It measures approximately 7.5" long with a 1.5" chain extender.  It closes with a gunmetal lobster claw clasp.

Too long?  I can shorten it if you'd like.  Measure your wrist and add .25" or .5" (depending upon how tight you like your bracelets).







PIECE THREE:
Another bracelet! 

This one features the Tree of Life pendant with black lava rock and green serpentine stones. Small silver plated beads are also spaced in the piece.






The bracelet is approximately 7" long with a 1.5" chain extender.
Too long?  I can shorten it if you'd like.  Again, measure your wrist and add .25" or .5" (depending upon how tight you like your bracelets).








GOOD LUCK!!!  If you didn't win, don't worry! 

After October 17th, these will be available on my Etsy shop.



          #Botany2014   
Time is flying by!  School is out, summer is in full swing, and I'm gearing up to be a vendor at Botany 2014!!!!   So unfortunately, I've been crazy busy and haven't blogged at all lately....  Want to see what I'll be bringing to the conference?  I'll be posting pictures as the days roll out on Facebook - Blue Beehive Studio -  as well as Twitter (@theBlueBeehive).  Enjoy!
          #BBSMarchGiveaway! Free earrings!   
UPDATE 3/19/14:  Winner was chosen and notified!  Details on the Facebook page and Twitter feed #BBSMarchGiveaway.




I've been wanting to do a giveaway for awhile now, but how crazy has the past few months been?  Seriously, staying warm and getting past the bleak below freezing temperatures sucked the life out of me.  Nature has laws, but it should include one more - no more snowing past March 1st in the mid-West.

Today was gorgeous - sunny and 47 degrees - which means no jackets and plenty of puddle stomping.  And a very muddy driveway.  But mud is a warm welcome compared to the cold we've had...

And, to celebrate the (hopefully) arrival of Spring - the Blue Beehive Studio March Giveaway, a.k.a. on Twitter as #BBSMarchGiveaway. Want details?  Then click HERE to see how you can win these earrings:



Last chance to enter is March 17th, 2014 - midnight EST.  I'll announce the winner on Twitter and Facebook the following day.... Good luck!
          Violet Pendant Giveaway - winner!   
June 22nd update:  Twitter follower @Quadrivii won the pendant/necklace!  I've contacted you regarding specifics.  Thanks to all the Facebook and Twitter followers, and to everyone who helped spread the word!
          June Giveaway! Violet flower . . .    
June 22nd update:  Twitter follower won the pendant/necklace!  Thanks to all the Facebook and Twitter followers, and to everyone who helped spread the word!


It feels like SUMMER outside!  Let's talk violets. I love them.  Johnny Jump Ups are my favorite - little punches of color that remind me of Alice in Wonderland (remember those flowers?!?!).  I haven't done a give-away in a while, so here is one!

Want this? (if you look closely, I did an *oops* and couldn't get some small air bubbles out!)

 Back side:

If you don't win, you can still purchase one here:  Blue Beehive on Etsy.

RULES TO ENTER:
(rewritten Monday June 10th, 12:00pm EST to clarify!)
Accepting either option, from now until midnight, June 21st, 2013, Eastern Standard Time

OPTION ONE:
1.  Follow me on Twitter @theBlueBeehive  (if you are already a follower, that part is done!)
2. Tweet about the giveaway, include the following in your tweet:
       a.  The words:  "FREE pendant"
       b.  My twitter name:   @theBlueBeehive
       c.  The link:  http://bluebeehivestudio.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-giveaway-violet-flower.html
 3.  If you want to comment below and tell me that you did so, great, but not necessary! 


OPTION TWO :
1. Follow me on Facebook at Blue Beehive Studio (if you are already a follower, that part is done!)
2.  "Share" the sweepstakes announcement from Facebook entry June 10th (the sweeps announcement) on your Facebook page.
3. If you want to comment below and tell me that you did, great, but not necessary!
    
One June 22nd, I will draw ONE winner from *followers* who tweeted the above line or "Shared" the Blue Beehive Studio Facebook sweeps entry information from June 10th.  I will post the name here, and will contact you (DM on Twitter or FB message).

You'll have 5 days (until June 26th, midnight Eastern ) to claim your prize (if you don't, I'll have to re-draw another name!) 

I will ship you the pendant & necklace for FREE - but you are responsible for paying any taxes / import taxes / fees.

Good luck ! ! ! !
          April - Fundraising Give-Away (April 12th - April 26th, 2013)   


April 29th Update:

At last - potential winner for the bracelet pictured on the blog entry here:  April 12th Blog Entry.  Folks in Alabama drew a name... *HOWEVER*, online names sometimes don't match with bank records (different names, etc...).  So, name that was drawn:  Flora Pinkerton.   Flora - would you please email me (info (at) bluebeehivestudio (dot) com) or message me on Facebook at BlueBeehiveStudio with your donation date and address, I would appreciate it ! ! ! !



- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

So I've got a personal favor to ask...  I have a very remarkable friend who I admire from high school.  Like many folks, she got married, had a child, then separated.  Her and her ex-husband eventually found new spouses, but both stayed on great terms, in part to be amazing role models for the son they share. 

Unfortunately, her ex-husband has been recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.  He and his current wife have five children, and while they have insurance, it does not cover everything.  To help them out, I'm doing a fund-raising giveaway (details below) for the charm bracelet pictured above.


HOW TO ENTER:

1. First, help out and show support!  Please "Like" their Facebook page Team BRAD 2013  Their family is very appreciative of all the showering of support and caring words they receive. If you've already done so, terrific!

2. Please donate to help them out - donations between April 12th and April 26th midnight will be used for the draw.  They have an account at Regions, their local bank in Fayetteville, TN, as Team Brad under Brad & Michele Wright.  Give what you can, but please try to put in at least $4.00.  You can pay via PayPal (using PayPal or Credit Card) at teamBRAD2013.

3.  Lastly, when you are feeling down, what inspires you to keep going? A walk in a garden? A particular song?  Follow this blog, on Twitter @theBlueBeehive, or my Facebook page Blue Beehive Studio and if you would like, comment on what keeps you going.  Please write "TeamBrad2013" at the start of your comment, or #teamBrad2013 in Twitter.  You do not need to write what inspires you, but following one of the sites will help me contact you if you win!

On April 27th, one name will be drawn from folks who have done ALL THREE above in this give-away fundraising event, so please check back in!!!  I will post your name here, on Twitter, and on my Facebook page so you can contact me regarding your mailing address.  I will send the package to you, but you are responsible for your own state taxes (and any international taxes/fees if shipping out of the country).  Thank you!
 
The charm bracelet is designed in the Team Brad 2013 color blue from my shop Blue Beehive Studio.  Bracelet is rhodium plated, approximately 6.5" (can be lengthened or shortened).  Charms used are imitation turquoise, natural shell, acrylic beads, and small Swarovski crystals, with a silver plated lobster claw clasp. 

Feel free to email me at: info (at) bluebeehivestudio (dot) com if you have any questions!









 
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          What's in a two letter abbreviation (CA)?   
I just ran across this tweet from Jim Weirich:

reading the tracking info from UPS and suddenly realized that there is a big difference between "Ontario, CA" and "Ontario, CA, US"

A Google search of the words "ontario ca" yields a hodgepodge of results:



As you can see, Google shows a link to the Google Map for Ontario, Canada; the official website for the city of Ontario, California; a Wikipedia entry for Ontario, California; and the home page for the Government of Ontario, Canada.

The confusion is the result of two competing standards: the official state abbreviations as maintained by the US Postal Service (in which "CA" stands for California), and the list of top-level domains as maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (in which "CA" stands for Canada). And, of course, there's the underlying fact that the California city was named after the home of the Chaffey brothers who founded the place. (Not sure where they got the "Mildura" name from when they went to Australia, but did you know that there is a Chaffey Secondary College down under?)

But despite this confusion, Canada and California have learned to work together. The Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership does a lot of things that I'm sure are strategic and innovative.

Just don't refer to the organization as CACA. That's a Japanese seminar devoted to the categorical aspects of constructive algorithmics. It ended up changing its name to TOPS (The Tokyo Programming Seminar).
          Broken Genome Tracks Girl Scouts; Live!!   

Recorded in front of a live audience and benefitting Part Hall and KBCZ 90.1 FM, Boulder Creek, CA, we covered broken internet, vegetarianism permanently reshaping the human genome, Amazon buying Whole Foods, new browser tech, Meditation changing your DNA, court protecting your online social rights, and much more geek news of the week including questions form our live audience.


          Só dois posts!   
Pelo visto, minha presença em Julho foi decepcionante! Nem quando comecei o blog postei só dois posts em um mês. Sinto saudade daquele gadget que tinha que mostrava meu humor naquele dia, pelo menos vocês poderiam ver que estava ora estressado, ora pensativo, ora feliz etc.
Tem o Twitter, toda semana tem alguém que resolve "me seguir", deve ser meio frustrante a estas pessoas, pois como o site é bloqueado no meu trabalho, só posso alterá-lo à noite quando me lembro de colocar alguma coisa. Ainda prefiria as carinhas.
Julho não foi um mês ruim, tive minhas férias, mas não viajei, por isso mesmo planejamos uns dias bem divertidos com as crianças, vê-las se divertindo no Hopi-Hari foi realmente demais!
Fui duas vezes ao cinema (desacelerando de Junho), assisti ao Kung Fu Panda para aproveitar os ingressos de cortesia com pipoca e refrigerante com as crianças e o super comentado Batman, desta vez por minha conta.
Estou com muita coisa na cabeça e vou revelando à medida que for apropriado.
De qualquer forma: Obrigado por continuar visitando e verficar como estão as coisas.
          That used to be me   
Not that long ago, I was consumed with blogging, Twitter, facebook, running, and everything that tied them all together. The everything that tied them together was the running that I did, and the encouraging of others to run. Well, for the past 6 months, I have been sidelined by a nagging Achilles tendon injury. I say sidelined quite loosely, as I will admit that I enjoyed the break. I will admit that now, but I won't scream it from the mountaintops. For the most part, I have not missed the running and the sweating, and the endless piles of sweaty laundry. But, enough is enough. I've gained weight, I've become self conscious of my weight again....and so, I return (happily) to running. I am happy to be out there...I am happier running in the cold weather than the heat, so I feel that I have timed my comeback perfectly.

So, I'm back on Twitter, I'm back blogging, back on dailymile, back at it!!! Back running....that used to be me, I think I miss her! I am running my measly 2 milers -ever cautious of that Achilles, but I can feel the urge to "up" those miles...I see a halfie in my near future.
          #Teesside How Many Detectives are allowed to Handle Defendants Blood Forensics   
Twitter Trials. I’m Not the. #Mccanns I’d except Anyone to Question Me About the allegations which lead to me being Convicted for a Crime I didn’t do. https://mobile.twitter.com/TeessideRT. There’s Too MANY Inconsistencies in this Whole £50,900 Burglary Trial. At #Teesside. Crown Courts. How Many Detectives HELD Forensics Blood Evidence against there Own Defendants and. Claimed.it … Continue reading #Teesside How Many Detectives are allowed to Handle Defendants Blood Forensics
          What to do when you're laid off   
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          Artículo del foro: RE: Instalacion de Windows 7 en optilplex 3040   
Hola La linea Optiplex pertenece al área comercial, Para atención a través de redes sociales de este modelo debes ponerte en contacto con la cuenta de Twitter @DellAyudaPro o ponerte en contacto directamente con el departamento de soporte: Chat: http://dell.
          Sad but true..   
A cautionary tale: From @VFXSoldier twitterArt Institute graduate spent 70K on degree, can't find video game job, takes up stripping instead. Believe me,  you don't want to see most vfx artists...

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          Microsoft Enters VR: Why Project Scorpio (Xbox 2) Will Use Oculus Rift   
Xbox 2 Oculus Rift

Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio) has been announced and one of the most interesting things we know about Microsoft’s new console is that it will indeed support high-fidelity virtual reality. While we don’t have an exact answer as to which headset the console will support, there’s enough evidence to support our theory that Xbox 2/Project Scorpio will work with the Oculus Rift.

Join us as we look at the various breadcrumbs Microsoft has been leaving on the internet, and how we pieced together this revelation.

Project Scorpio (Xbox Two) Will Support VR, But Microsoft Isn’t Making It

Our first chunk of evidence comes from an interview between Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and Wired magazine. In this interview, Phil Spencer took some shots at both the Xbox One and the PS4, saying that when he spoke to VR developers, they told him that 6 teraflops of processing power were needed to provide a true VR experience.

To this point he added that today’s consoles don’t have that kind of power, specifically calling out the Xbox One and PS4. He’s right, but still, you can’t help but think he said that on purpose. As he went into more detail, Spencer said that the focus was on providing a high quality VR experience:

"The truth is, a console can run a 2-D version of Doom or Fallout today, which a PS4 and Xbox One can, is not going to be able to do a stereoscopic, high-framerate version of those games. We don’t want to force VR into a middle ground between the scale that we see in mobile, and what our customers expect."

He went on to say that the “best place for VR innovation is the PC,” and that Microsoft is seeking to take that innovation and bring it to the console space. This narrows down the candidates to Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. What about a Microsoft-developed headset, I hear you ask? Spencer shot down this idea in the interview, saying:

"Right now we are not focused on a first-party VR hardware device.”

Now that we’ve narrowed down the candidates to the PC virtual reality space, let’s find out why we believe the Oculus Rift is destined for Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio).

Everybody Loves Oculus: Microsoft’s Partnership With the Rift

Everyone remembers the underdog story of the Oculus Rift’s rise to success. What began as a Kickstarter campaign is now one of pioneers of VR on the PC. Even bigger waves were made when Facebook decided to buy the company for a cool $2 billion.

This wasn’t the end of Oculus Rift’s partnerships either. The following year, Microsoft also announced a partnership with the Rift. As part of this agreement, Oculus Rift headsets were set to ship with an Xbox One wireless controller and the adapter needed to use it wirelessly on the PC.

Furthermore, Xbox One games can be streamed to the headset and playable in a 2D format. Finally, the headset is also natively compatible with Windows 10. While this deal was originally for the PC space, it would be outside the realm of reason to assume it will extend to Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio) as well.

What About Fallout 4 VR?

Hold on a second, though, didn’t Microsoft confirm that Fallout 4 VR was coming to Project Scorpio at E3 2016? They did indeed, and Todd Howard of Bethesda Games seemed excited about the prospect saying:

"We’re moving Fallout 4 to VR, and to have a console that can support that, at the resolution and speed that we really want, I think it’s gonna be magical."

I couldn’t agree more, but what throws a wrench in our gears is the fact that the VR version of the game has been, up until now, only confirmed for the HTC Vive. Bethesda was very clear about this, and it brings to mind the question of why they didn’t mention Oculus Rift in their Fallout 4 VR announcement.

The answer lies in some bad blood brewing between the two companies. In 2015, there was a lawsuit between Bethesda’s owner, ZeniMax, and Oculus Rift. As part of this lawsuit, Oculus was being sued for “illegally misappropriating ZeniMax trade secrets relating to virtual reality technology, and infringing ZeniMax copyrights and trademarks.”

The lawsuit came about when Doom’s co-creator, John Carmack, left id software to join the Oculus Rift team. He is being accused of allegedly providing technology and information to Oculus before his department from the ZeniMax-owned id Software.

This debacle could be the very reason why Fallout 4 isn’t being developed for Oculus Rift. Since we know it’s coming to Scorpio, that puts a bind on our theory. If Bethesda isn’t making the game for the Rift, but they are bringing it to Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio), then that would suggest that Microsoft is pushing the HTC Vive to the console.

That would of course require them to partner with the Vive’s creator, Valve, which is a direct competitor to Microsoft in the PC space. It’s amazing how quickly politics can muddle a perfectly good theory.

Even so, we have until Holiday 2017 before the Xbox Two (Project Scorpio) is released. Hopefully by then this whole mess can be cleared up and Microsoft can extend their partnership with Oculus to the console, nice and smooth.

Personally, I think the HTC Vive is the superior headset in terms of technology, but I also know that the Vive costs $800, so you’ll have to forgive me if I’m leaning towards the rift, though its price isn’t much better.

In the end, most of the evidence points to the Oculus Rift as Microsoft’s chosen third-party headset for Project Scorpio (Xbox 2), but legal issues and the announcement that Fallout 4 VR would be coming to the platform put a few obstacles in the way of confirming this theory.

Which VR headset would you like to see on the Xbox 2? How do you think these legal matters will play into the ultimate decision? Do you wish Microsoft was doing a first-party headset besides the HoloLens? Let us know in the comments!

Note: The thoughts expressed in this article are the opinions of the author (Bradley Ramsey) and do not yet represent facts or the opinions of Microsoft. Although it will probably be accurate, for now it is pure speculation. Thanks for reading!

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          Kick Start!!   
All these years I was thinking to start a blog on the technology that I work on. Better late than never. Now is the time for me to kick start this effort.

I am Pardha Nallan working as a Vmware Architect with a US based Records Management Company. I'm in the industry for little more than 9 years and working in Vmware Virtualization for the past 5 years. I work on VMware vSphere Stack, vSphere PowerCLI, vCenter Orchestrator, vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center etc..

I have a few IT Certifications like VCP 4&5, ITIL v3 Foundation, MCTS etc.. and aiming towards VCAP Certifications as well.

I can be reached at vmsavvy@gmail.com and my twitter handle is @pardhanallan. My linkedin profile is http://in.linkedin.com/in/pardhanallan/

Let me start sharing what I know and learn what others know.

Regards,
Pardha Nallan

          Going to Hell with Actor/Comedian Henry Zebrowski   

Henry Zebrowski joins the Shadow Nation discussing hell, especially Adult Swim's hit "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" where he plays Gary, an Associate Demon trying to climb the corporate ladder by collecting souls for Satan. The guys also talk comedy in general, his other shows and "The Last Podcast on the Left


          Ditching the Saviors with Dwight (Austin Amelio) from the Walking Dead   

Negan's right hand man, Dwight (Austin Amelio) joins us tonight on the Shadow Nation. He talks about his character, the story arc in general and what it is like workng with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). 

We talk with Austin for 45 minutes about everything from how he moved from Austin, TX to Hollywood, his crappy first jobs before acting took off, where he likes to hang out in Georgia while filming, his influences, how he first realized the part he got on the Walking Dead was going to be big, how he nearly took out Norman Reedus' head (Daryl Dixon on the Walking Dead), and how he was able to get his personal motorcycle into the show.

We end with a great story about an insulting scene with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Austin and how it went awry (thanks to Jeffrey's unique style of acting).

 

1:53 - Austin Amelio Guest Tease
3:28 - Beauty and the Beast
5:55 - Nathan's an old guy (seriously follow "Pound Shadow Nation"? uh Nathan it's #ShadowNation)

In the News

7:05 - Werewolf Of Taubaté
9:18 - Olwen Catherin Kelly believes in Banshees
14:43 - Girl Joins Dark Side
16:17 - Sashimi Gone Wrong
20:50 - Pope's Hat Stolen
24:40 - Nasa Age Reversing Pill

Shadow Nation Appearnces

28:45 - Shadow Nation Comes to Indiana Comic Con

30:00 - Rot Talk (we talk about what happened last week and what we think will happen tonight on the Walking Dead)

Indie Music
40:38 - Mega Gem "The Right Thing to Do"

44:25 - Interview with Austin Amelio

 


          【月曜から夜ふかし】愛知の豊橋にある「清水庵」の「いらっしゃいませ」が長すぎる店主が面白すぎ!   
挨拶のインパクト強すぎる。「埼玉のニュースを時々お伝えする件」「全国の替え歌を調査」「◯◯すぎる◯◯を調査した件」の見どころ&Twitterの感想まとめ。9月19日。]]>
          【しゃべくり007】トレエン斎藤さんがすごいポジティブ!胸キュン007でモテる理由を解説!   
「斎藤さんはなぜ人気があるのか?胸キュン007」「小堺一機のブラック質問箱007」など見どころ&Twitterの感想まとめ。9月19日。]]>
          【スマスマ】広瀬すず、アリス姉妹が仲良すぎて可愛い!SMAPがノラ・ジョーンズとコラボ!   
「広瀬アリス&すず姉妹のプライベート秘話」「SMAP×ノラ・ジョーンズ」など見どころ&Twitterの感想まとめ。9月19日。]]>
          SocialMedia.org’s Big List: eBay, New Balance, Delta Air Lines, and 24 more   

Case Studies Mondelez International’s Oreo brand created a soccer freestyling Facebook ad featuring popular YouTubers and a contest promotion. The Drum >> eBay is sending customers a promo code on Twitter when they tweet the URL of an item that’s… Read More >>

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          Excitement’s building for the Summer Member Meeting   

@SocialMediaOrg @MiaFruci @CarolineSprouse @dmunstar @matthewglick123 READY. This time will bring an extra bag for the #swag. #SocialMediaOrg pic.twitter.com/zO1oVBkXaM — Sue Serna (@sueserna) May 11, 2017 @SocialMediaOrg Thanks. Looking forward to taking advantage of all the #socialmedia brain power and collaboration.… Read More >>

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          New friends, great views, and spectacular views at Member Meeting 43   

Loved seeing friends at @SocialMediaorg this week! I always feel so inspired and energized. Thank you all! #SocialMediaorg pic.twitter.com/Y5Tm7eSdbo — Brett Pohlman (@BrettPohlman) April 28, 2017 Meeting 43 is in the books #socialmediaorg – The best of the best were… Read More >>

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          Art Project #95: Balloon Splatter Painting    
Oh my was this ever a fun and super messy art project!

After a week of pretty intensive art projects my boys and I wanted something fun where we focused on the process of making art and no so much the end product.  Since it was a nice sunny day I offered to come up with something fun we could do outside.

This was a perfect addition to our 100 Days of Art.



I took a small funnel and added liquid tempera paint inside each balloon.  I think I filled a good 20-30 of them. Once I added a bit of paint to each balloon I filled them up with air and tied a knot.




The boys brought out a giant roll of paper and got the yard set up while I was inside filling balloons.  They chose what size paper they wanted and found something to weigh the paper down with and something sharp to use to pop the balloons.

We then brought all the balloons outside and a tub of glitter too. I tried to make some balloons glitter balloons but I could not get the glitter to go through the funnel and fill the balloons so I figured they could just sprinkled it onto the we paint if they wanted. They each put balloons on their paper and started popping them.  Ian chose to throw his darts at the balloons while Alec and Evan used a nail.



After the first balloon splattered paint up Ian's arm, leg and face the boys decided to throw their pointy objects at the balloons while standing a bit further away.  It was impossible to get pictures of the balloons actually popping but I think you can get the idea from these photos.





Can you see the nail flying through the air right towards the balloon??






I somehow even managed to get paint on me!  Just look at Alec's hands... and the darts.




We left them in the yard to dry and cleaned up hands and feet good enough to head inside and have showers.  We also washed off all the darts.






It was so much fun and we enjoyed watching the exploding paint!  It would have been better if we had waited for a day that was warm enough for the boys to run through the sprinklers or jump in the lake afterwards since that would have saved us all the cleaning up but we really didn't mind.

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 
Project 67: Learning Origami
Project 68: Artist Study
Project 69: Playing an Art Game
Project 74: Qixels 3-D Maker




          Me? An INETA Speaker?   

I wasn't going to post about it, but after reading Don's post, I realized that I should so that I can thank those involved in presenting me with this honor.  I was surprised when I was contacted about being nominated to be an INETA speaker, and I was even more surprised when I heard that I'd been voted in.  Looking over the folks on the list, I feel hardly qualified to be named among them.

So without further ado, let me thank David Walker (who's an all around great guy and VP of the Speakers Bureau), Nancy Mesquita (who I've not had the pleasure to meet personally but has been very helpful in her role as Administrative Director), as well as everyone else involved on the Speaker Committee and others (whom I know not of specifically) in welcoming me into the INETA speaker fold.  It's a great honor--thank you. 

Now, I have to get back to work!  My group, UXG, just released Tangerine, the first of our exemplars, and now we're on to the next great thing!


          Une tête de Champion!   
Ah, si on organisait ce fameux diner...
Gerard Miller serait sans doute le gagnant !



Donc, l'aile droite du PS affaiblirait Hamon , sous-entendu , la candidature unique PS/ Insoumis aurait le mérite de faire revenir l'aile droite pour voter Méluche....c'est chô!
On va lui dire, à Miller, qu'à gauche de Méluche, il y a l'extrême-droite?

          Dainty Tiny Cubic Zirconia Necklace, CZ Diamond Necklace / Simple Layering Necklace, Minimalist Jewelry Layered Necklace Gold or Silver by hotmixcold   

25.00 USD

Minimal. Dainty. Floating Tiny Cubic Zirconia Necklace, Diamond Necklace, Perfect Simple Layering Necklace or alone in sterling silver or gold filled chain.


SOLITAIRE CUBIC ZIRCONIA DIAMOND NECKLACE


- Rhodium plated or 16K Gold plated or Rose Gold plated Sterling Silver cubic zirconia bead
- All Other metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver or 14K Gold filled or 14K Rose Gold for high quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the pendant.


Second sample picture can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/241965604/layered-necklace-silver-or-gold-tiny?

For more simple necklaces, please click on this link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=7990019&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized jewelry, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or layered and long necklaces set: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

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* Website: www.HotMixCold.com

* CONNECT with HotMixCold
For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • PINTEREST
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold

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WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

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          Custom Initial Gold Charm Bracelet, Silver Tiny Birthstone Bar or Stacking Bracelet Set of 2, Rose Gold Circle Disc Bracelet by hotmixcold   

19.00 USD

Option to purchase and personalized the disc bracelet or the tiny stone bar bracelet only or purchase as a set of 2, available in 14k Gold filled, 14K Rose Gold filled or 925 Sterling Silver

Set of 2 or Medium Disc or Tiny Stone Bar Bracelet


They will be shipped as ONE bracelet if purchase as a SET, if you want TWO individual bracelets, please request when checking out.

- Thick Medium size disc ....... approx. 7/16" OD (a bit more than 1cm)
- Mini stone bar with your choice of stone ....... check pictures for more options
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and put on your favorite texture into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high-quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Rose Gold Filled or 14K Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in the USA.
- Larger link chain for easy adjustable can be changed upon request.
- End to End Length is the total size including the disc or stone bar.


First sample picture:
- Silver disc bracelet: Finish: Satin - Font: #1A - Letter: L - Plain initial
- Mini bar stone bracelet: dyed light blue jade


Second sample picture:
- Bangle is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/170613363/skinny-hammered-bar-bangle-personalized?
- Other Delicate/Minimalist bracelets is here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/238307333/dainty-layering-bracelet-minimalist?


Matching NECKLACE can be purchased here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82888422

More Bracelets are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=8129319&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

......................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Which stone # do you prefer? If purchase with mini stone bar bracelet.
- Do you want any character on the disc OR leave it Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which FONT do you want? #1A is default
- Which Hand-made TEXTURE on the disc you prefer? Available in:
Hammered - edge
Satin -- Default as pictured
Shiny
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character(s) is recommended for these finishes
- Do you want the character to blacken/Darker or Plain? Plain character is default if not noted
- End to end length is the total size including the disc or stone bar.

NOTE: To have the perfect length (size), please measure at the smallest part on your wrist, then add 0.5" or to where you want the bracelet will be.

......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customize a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklaces, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.

......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram @hotmixcold: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Twitter @hotmixcold: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Voilà pourquoi nous sommes si mal gouvernés   



          Layered and Long Necklace, Gold Square Necklace and Bar Drop Lariat Y Necklace / Silver Layering Jewelry, Delicate Satellite Necklace by hotmixcold   

64.00 USD

Modern. Simple. This Layered and Long Lariat Necklace Set with Personalized Square Pendant, Drop Bar Necklace and Delicate Satellite Chain can be perfect Layering Jewelry with other necklace or worn together.
A modern accent piece with a bikini for the Summer or with a V-neck top for the Fall . Available in 14K Gold filled, Sterling silver or 14k Rose Gold filled. Can be personalized with an initial, monogram or leave it blank with a hammered finish as a focal point or your choice of finish.


Layered Necklace Set of 2: Square Long Lariat Y Necklace + Satellite Chain Necklace


This listing is including:
- A satellite plain chain
- Hand-cut thick square (0.5") and short skinny bar drop (1")
- All metal setting is high quality solid 14K Gold Filled, 925 Sterling Silver or 14K Rose Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length around the neck including the square . The length you select on the drop bar menu will be for top and bottom necklaces . Length in sample picture is 15" & 24" but can be changed the length upon request, please specify when check out.

NOTE : These are 2 separate necklaces, more flexible for you to layer with your existing necklaces.

First sample picture: "Gold personalized" option
- Top necklace: satellite chain - 15"
- Bottom necklace: - Finish Hammered edge - Font 1A - Initial P - Plain - 24"

EVEN MORE CUSTOMIZATION! Can be changed upon request:
- The drop chain length (5") can be changed to 3", 4"
- Space between two necklaces etc..

More Layered necklaces can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

......................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

*** Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
*** Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any One Large or up to three small characters on the Square or leave it Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which FONT you prefer on the square? #1A is default if not requested,
- Which TEXTURE you prefer for the square? Available in:
Satin
Hammered-edged - Default as pictured for Square
Shiny
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blackened/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes, if you want the character more invisible.
- The bar will have a shiny texture and blank
- Do you want Blackened/darker or PLAIN character? Plain is default if not noted.

......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.

......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/
......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Simple Layering Necklace, Personalized Disc Necklace, Layered Necklace Set, Tiny Gemstone Bead Necklace, Gold Initial Necklace by hotmixcold   

22.00 USD

Delicate Layered Necklace Set with Disc Necklace and Gemstone Necklace in 14k Gold Fill, 925 Sterling Silver or Rose gold filled. Personalized any initial, symbol or leave it blank with any available finish.


LAYERED NECKLACE SET: Gemstone + Medium Disc


- Thick disc size Medium -- approx. 7/16"
- A small natural gemstone/birthstone or Swarovski element crystal of you choice, more option on pictures
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Gold Filled or 14K Rose Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the bead or disc. The length you select on the drop bar menu will be for top and bottom necklaces. Length in sample picture is 15" & 17" but can be changed the length upon request, please specify when check out.

NOTE: These are 2 separate necklaces, more flexible for you to layer with your existing necklaces. When wearing 2+ necklaces together there is a great chance of the chains getting tangle and twisted.
We can make the bead offset as pictured then they will need to become ONE necklace but it will be easier to get tangle.

First sample picture:
- Top necklace: Swarovski crystal turquoise bead #123 - Length 15"
- Bottom necklace: Hammered finish disc - Blank - Length 17"

More layering necklaces are here
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

............................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on the disc or leave it blank? This depends on your selection on the drop bar menu above
- Which FONT you prefer? Please check pictures for more options - #3A is default
- Which hand-made TEXTURE you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Hammered - edge
Shiny
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes if you want more visible.
- Do you want Blackened/darker or PLAIN character? Plain is default if not noted.
- Which is your choice of Gemstone/Birthstone or Swarovski crystal bead?

.......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.

......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Thank you for checking!


          C'est beau, un Fioniste    



          Médiocrité avouée   
Le tweet original:




          Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace, Initial Necklace / Long Skinny Bar Necklace Silver, Gold Letter Necklace / CZ Diamond Necklace Rose Gold by hotmixcold   

32.00 USD

Simple. Delicate. Trendy. Personalized this delicate Long Bar Necklace with any initial or Layering this thin Bar with other Circle Charm Necklace. A touch of crystal make the bar more elegant. Long Vertical Skinny Bar Necklace in Gold Fill, Rose Gold Fill or Sterling Silver.


LONG SKINNY VERTICAL BAR NECKLACE + CRYSTAL DIAMOND


The skinny vertical bar necklace is including:
- Thick long skinny Bar -- approx. 3-4mm x 37mm (1.5")
- A tiny Swarovski element crystal diamond
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Rose Gold Filled or 14K Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length.



Prefer a shorter or longer bar, skinny/narrow or regular? We have them all, please click here to find your perfect necklace:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=bar&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

......................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on the bar OR leave it Blank? This depends on the option you select on the drop bar menu above.
- Which Font you prefer? Please check pictures for more options - #1A is default
- Which Layout Style you prefer?
- Which Texture you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for hammered and brush textures if you want the character more visible.
- Blackened or Plain initial is default as pictured
- Which Crystal Color you want? If not noted, clear will be shipped as pictured.

.....................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized jewelry, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or layered and long necklaces set: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

......................................................................


CONNECT WITH HotMixCold
For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • PINTEREST
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold

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TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

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WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

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          Long Layered Necklace Set, Custom Gemstone Bar Necklace, Rose Gold Disc Necklace, Gold Initial Necklace, Silver Layering Necklace by hotmixcold   

57.00 USD

Simple Layered Necklaces Set of 2 in 14K Gold Fill, Sterling Silver, Rose Gold Fill. Delicate Gemstone Bar Necklace with your choice of stone, personalized Hammered Disc Necklace with any initial or leave it blank with hammered or other finish.


LAYERING NECKLACE SET: Short Gemstone Bar + XLarge Disc


This listing is including:
- Thick circle disc size X-Large -- approx. 5/8" (about a dime)
- Approx. 1.5" gemstone bar with your choice of birthstone/gemstone or bead
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver, 14K Gold filled or 14K Rose Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- The length you select on the drop bar menu will be for top and bottom necklaces (including the bead or disc) . Length in sample picture is 16" & 18" but can be changed the length upon request, please specify when check out.

NOTE : These are 2 separate necklaces, more flexible for you to layer with your existing necklaces. When wearing 2+ necklaces together there is a great chance of the chains getting tangle and twisted.

First sample picture:
- Top necklace: gemstone bar is natural turquoise stone #325 - 16"
- Bottom necklace: Circle disc is hammered finish - Blank - 18"

More layered necklaces are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

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HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

*** Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
*** Please specify your request/info in the "note to seller" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Do you want any One Large or Three Small characters on the disc or leave it blank with any texture? This depends on your selection on the drop bar menu.
- Which FONT do you prefer? Please check pictures for more options - #3A is default
- Which hand-made TEXTURE do you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Hammered - edge
Shiny
Brushed*
Hammered*
(*) Blackened/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes, if you want the character more invisible.
- Do you want Blackened/darker or leave your character PLAIN? Plain is default if not noted.
- Which is your choice of Gemstone/Birthstone or Swarovski crystal bead/pearl for your bar?

......................................................................

CONTACT US if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.
......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:

- Instagram: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree, @hotmixcold)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/
......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED
Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Gold Monogram Necklace and Small Gemstone Bead, Personalized Silver Circle Necklace, Delicate Turquoise Jewelry, Rose Gold Charm Necklace by hotmixcold   

25.00 USD

Delicate Initial Pendant Necklace in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Circle Disc and Gemstone Necklace. Personalized Minimal Necklace with Turquoise Birthstone Jewelry


MEDIUM CIRCLE DISC NECKLACE + SMALL GEMSTONE BEAD


- Small natural gemstone/birthstone or Swarovski crystal bead of your choice
- Thick Medium size disc -- approx. 7/16"
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver, 14K Gold Filled or 14K Rose Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated or vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the disc and stone.


First sample picture: "Gold personalized option
- Shiny finish -- letter A -- font #2A -- stone natural turquoise -- 17"


More Circle disc necklaces are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=17702222&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

......................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on the disc OR leave it blank? This depends on your selection on the drop bar menu above.
- FONT -- #2A is default as pictured -- please check pictures for more options
- Which hand-made FINISH for the disc you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Hammered-edge
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush*
Hammered*
(*) Blacken/darker character(s) is recommended for these finishes
- Blackened or PLAIN initial is default
- ONE small gemstone/birthstone or freshwater pearl or Swarovski crystal of your choice -- please check pictures for more options

......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.
......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram @hotmixcold: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Twitter @hotmixcold: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold/

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Y Lariat Bar Drop Necklace / Mini Gemstone Bar Layering Necklace / Personalized Silver Rose Gold Narrow Bar Layered and Long Necklace Set by hotmixcold   

52.00 USD

Y Lariat Bar Drop Necklace / Mini Gemstone Bar Layering Necklace / Personalized Silver Rose Gold Narrow Bar Layered and Long Necklace Set


LARIAT Y NECKLACE or SET OF 2 LAYERING NECKLACES


Available in Sterling silver, Gold filled and Rose gold filled. Each necklace can be wore with other necklaces for a perfect layered look or as single necklaces.
These are two separate necklaces, if you want us to connect to one necklace, please request when check out.

- Mini stone bar (with more choice of stone/ bead in other pictures)
- 1.5" Thick Hand-cut bar
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
- All metal setting is high quality solid Sterling Silver, 14/20K Rose, Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.
- End to end length is the total length including the gemstone bar.


NOTE: If you want two-toned Rose gold filled bar, a pink color on one side and other side is gold color for mix metal look or all in rose gold or vice versa, best of both world :) , please request when check out.


First sample picture:
- Mini gemstone bar - 17" - Natural black spinel (aka black diamond)
- Y lariat necklace - 22" (can be personalized with an initial, the drop chain length (5") can be changed upon your request.)
Total length end to end you Selected will be for the short/ top necklace then other necklaces will be spaced accordingly.


Single Y lariat necklace is available here
https://www.etsy.com/listing/213186491/skinny-bar-drop-lariat-necklace-delicate?


More Layering necklaces are here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=14837571&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

.....................................................................

HOW TO ORDER WITH PERSONALIZED OPTION

--- Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
--- Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Which gemstones/birthstone or beads for the gemstone bar necklace?
- Any ONE Tiny letter on the metal bar OR leave Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which hand-made FINISH for metal bar you prefer? Available in:
Satin
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush*
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for these finishes
- FONT: #3A is default -- Check pictures for options
- Blacken/darker or PLAIN character is default
- Total length end to end you Selected will be for the short/top necklace then other necklaces will be spaced accordingly.



CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.


......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized jewelry, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or layered and long necklaces set: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

......................................................................

* Website: www.HotMixCold.com

* CONNECT with HotMixCold
For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • PINTEREST
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.

......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

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          Infinity Pendant Pearl necklace, Small, Infinity Necklace, Forever friendship, Bridesmaid gifts, Sister, Flower girl, Silver infinity by hotmixcold   

27.00 USD

Infinity Pendant Pearl necklace, Small, Infinity Necklace, Forever friendship, Bridesmaid gifts, Sister, Flower girl, Silver infinity


INFINITY + PEARL NECKLACE


- Sterling silver, Rose gold or yellow gold vermeil Small infinity pendant -- approx. 0.80"H
- Natural creamy white freshwater pearl
- All OTHER metal setting is solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14k Rose or Gold filled for quality heirloom not plated. Except Rose and Gold infinity pendant are vermeil ( gold over sterling silver). Chain and findings are made in USA or Italy.

* Please Note: Due to the nature of freshwater pearl, no two pearls are exactly alike. Pearl color might vary due to the nature of photographing and monitor color settings.

Matching EARRINGS can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/107485395

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want me to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.

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BACK TO SHOP for more bar necklace, layered and long necklace, personalized jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more? http://etsy.me/TTzhA8

Each item/set will come with a little gift box and bow on top ready for gift giving with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

If you purchase as gift and did NOT request to give the recipient your info then we won't send anything, just our shop info, without invoice. A short hand-writing note card (15 words) is compliment upon request

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587/

......................................................................

HotMixCold on SOCIAL MEDIA
For update on new items and sales, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Facebook
- Instagram
- Twitter
- Pinterest
@hotmixcold #hotmixcold

......................................................................

WHAT IS GOLD FILLED
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339


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          Custom Gold Charm Initial Necklace, Family Monogram Necklace, Mothers Jewelry, Disc Necklace, Bridesmaid Gift, Silver Pendant Necklace by hotmixcold   

21.00 USD

Custom Gold Charm Initial Necklace, Family Monogram Necklace or Mothers Jewelry. Find this Simple Disc Necklace in sterling silver, 14K rose gold or gold filled for everyday jewelry or a nice surprise gift for mom, a way to say you are always on her heart . Or as a perfect Bridesmaid Gift with their initial


SMALL DISC CHARM NECKLACE


- Thick disc Small size -- approx. 0.40" OD
- Each pendant will be smooth around the edges and putting on your finished into a complete beautiful product.
All metal setting is high quality solid 925 Sterling Silver, 14K Rose Gold Fill or 14K Rose Gold Filled for quality heirloom not plated nor vermeil (is hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin) and made in USA or Italy, will last for years with proper care.
- Jewelry will come in a beautiful package, ready for gifting.
- Handmade, handcrafted in USA.


First sample picture:
- Letter A is brush finish - Font #3A - Plain
- Letter G, L are hammered finish - Font #3A - Plain
- The rest are shiny finish - Font #2A - Plain


Last sample picture is here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/77130809/personalized-layered-necklace-gold-rose?
- Top necklace: Shiny finish - Initial A - Font: #3A - Plain - 17"
- Bottom necklace: Hammered finish - Blank - 20"


More Circle Disc necklaces can be purchased here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold?section_id=17702222&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

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* Please read all the info and check pictures for reference/options and contact us if you have any questions before placing the order, we will get back to you shortly.
* Please specify your request/info in the "note to Hotmixcold" box when checking out in order to complete your order on time, otherwise the default option will be shipped as pictured.

- Any character on each disc from left to right when facing OR leave it Blank? This depends on the option you selected on the drop bar menu above.
- Which FONT you prefer? #2A is default -- please check pictures for more options
- Blackened or PLAIN initial is default as pictured
- Which hand-made TEXTURE you prefer? Available in:
Hammered - edge
Satin
Shiny -- Default as pictured
Brush *
Hammered *
(*) Blacken/darker character is recommended for Brush and Hammered finishes if you want the character more visible.


......................................................................

CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv if you have any questions or want to customized a perfect gift for your loved one or just for you.
......................................................................

BACK TO HotMixCold SHOP for more personalized necklace, minimalist jewelry, birthstone necklace or long and layered necklaces set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold

GO PERSONALIZED! Add a charm, birthstone or more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hotmixcold/search?search_query=add+on&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

TO ADD A MESSAGE/ GREETING CARD for Bridesmaid, Mother, Sister, Friends..etc.. please purchase it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109938587

Each item/set will come with a little gift box, ready for gift gifting with anti-tarnish bag for storage.

We do not include any invoice or price info for all orders so it is perfect for gifting. A short hand-written note card (15 words) is complimentary upon request.
......................................................................

Website: www.HotMixCold.com

For update on new items, promotions and give away, please "LIKE", share and follow us on:
- Instagram @hotmixcold: https://instagram.com/hotmixcold (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Twitter @hotmixcold: https://twitter.com/hotmixcold/ (#hotmixcold, #beboldandbefree)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotmixcold
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hotmixcold

......................................................................

TURN AROUND TIME/ PROCESSING TIME

Please check under "shipping and policies" section for more info.
......................................................................

WHAT IS ROSE and GOLD FILLED

Rose and Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass and very durable. Gold-filled items are more than 50 times thicker than regular gold plating and the gold is a much higher quality. Gold-filled jewelry is beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold and safe on sensitive skin.

......................................................................

Multiple DISCOUNT available, contact for more info or if you have any question, CONTACT LINK: http://etsy.me/VJQqNv

Please visit my SHOP'S POLICY before purchase: http://etsy.me/XfMNSE

New to Etsy or don't have Paypal account? Please check this article. http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Thank you for checking!


          Mais pourquoi ça me mets mal à l'aise:Twitter #Leonarda    
Ce cher twittos habite à Lausanne.
Bon, il n'a pas fait allusion à l'apparence de la demoiselle mais...
Rien d'autre à ajouter.

          Philippe Lapointe (F) from Shattuck St. Mary's Midget Prep to Univ. of Michigan   


Status: Confirmed
Date: 06/20/2017
Player: Philippe Lapointe (F)
From: Shattuck St. Mary's Midget Prep
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: College Commitment
Source: Link
          Jack Becker (F) from Sioux Falls Stampede to Univ. of Michigan   


Status: Confirmed
Date: 06/11/2017
Player: Jack Becker (F)
From: Sioux Falls Stampede
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: College Commitment
Source: Link
          Alex Kile (F) from Univ. of Michigan to Rochester Americans   
Status: Confirmed
Date: 03/20/2017
Player: Alex Kile (F)
From: Univ. of Michigan
To: Rochester Americans
Information: ATO for 16/17, AHL contract for 17/18
Source: Link
          Patrick Guzzo (F) from Little Caesars U16 to Univ. of Michigan   
Status: Confirmed
Date: 11/22/2016
Player: Patrick Guzzo (F)
From: Little Caesars U16
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: College Commitment
Source: Link
          Antonio Stranges (F) from Little Caesars U16 to Univ. of Michigan   
Status: Confirmed
Date: 11/22/2016
Player: Antonio Stranges (F)
From: Little Caesars U16
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: College Commitment
Source: Link
          Dakota Raabe (F) from Wenatchee Wild to Univ. of Michigan   
Status: Confirmed
Date: 11/01/2016
Player: Dakota Raabe (F)
From: Wenatchee Wild
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: College Commitment for 2017-18
Source: Link
          Michael Vukojevic (D) from Mississauga Rebels Mn Mdgt AAA to Univ. of Michigan   
Status: Confirmed
Date: 10/24/2016
Player: Michael Vukojevic (D)
From: Mississauga Rebels Mn Mdgt AAA
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: College Commitment
Source: Link
          Steve Racine (G) from Univ. of Michigan to Cincinnati Cyclones   


Status: Confirmed
Date: 08/03/2016
Player: Steve Racine (G)
From: Univ. of Michigan
To: Cincinnati Cyclones
Source: Link
          Gustaf Westlund (F) from The Gunnery Prep to Univ. of Michigan   


Status: Confirmed
Date: 04/13/2016
Player: Gustaf Westlund (F)
From: The Gunnery Prep
To: Univ. of Michigan
Information: For 2017/18
Source: Link
          Crowding Is a Symptom of What Ails the Subways, Not a Cause   

The Times came out with a piece on subway delays this morning that's getting heavy play on Twitter. It has some compelling visualizations of the rise in ridership and decline in reliability, but it starts off by framing poor service in a way that obscures the root of the subway's troubles.
          Jordon Ibe   
Four Four Two dergisi çıktığı günden beri sektirmeden her sayısını aldım. Bu çocukta iş var bölümü var dergide bilen bilir. Genç yetenek Türk futbolcular'la soru cevap yaparlar. O bölümde işledikleri futbolculara şimdi kim olduklarına baksak hiç kuşkusuz hassiktir be deriz. FFT Türkiye'nin scout ekibi bayağı sağlam yalan yok.
Esas oğlumuz Jordon Ibe, 95 doğumlu Liverpool'un bu yaz dönemi Wycombe Wanderers'dan aldığı oyuncu. Daha ligde, kupa'da haliyle de Avrupa'da forma giymişliği yok ama bu çocuktan umutluyum. Şuan Liverpool Rezerv takımda. Forvet. İngiltere U18'de bir kez milli formayı giymiş. Rezerv ligde 4 maçta golü yok.
Twitter ülkede aşırı patlamasıyla birlikte futbol olarak, bizide ülke olarak pek ipleyen olmadığından Liverpool bir ilki gerçekleştirdi ve resmi Twitter hesaplarının yanına sadece Türkçe yayın yapan Türkiye'ye özgü Twitter hesabı açtılar, çokta iyi yaptılar. 3 gün önce Jordon Ibe ile sadece Türk Twitter kullanıcılarına özel soru cevap yapıldı. Tamam çok matah birisi değil belkide Jordon ama sorularını yönetti kullanıcılar, adam akıllı soruları süzüp Jordon'a sordular. Bu tip işleri devam ettirmesini diliyoruz Liverpool Türkiye Twitter hesabından.

LFC Türkiye : Muhteşem taraftarın önüne ilk kez çıktığın zaman neler hissettin? Liverpool formasını terletmek nasıl bir duygu?

          Jordon Ibe : Oldukça gergin hissediyordum ve ne yapacağımı bilmiyor şekilde maça başlamıştım.

LFC Türkiye : En çok ne yemeyi sever? Maçlardan önce özel olarak yaptığı bir şey var mı?

          Jordon Ibe : Maçlardan önce genellikle kıymalı makarna yeriz ama benim en sevdiğim yemek peynirli makarnadır.

LFC Türkiye : Liverpool'da olmak nasıl bir duygu ve bu başarıyı nasıl yakaladın?

          Jordon Ibe : 15 yaşındayken Wycombe Wanderers takımında oynuyordum sonra LFC benimle ilgilendi ve ben arkama bakmadım.

LFC Türkiye : Takimda en iyi anlaştığı oyuncular kimler?

          Jordon Ibe :  Ryan McLaughlin...Biz rezerv takımdaki gençler çok iyi geçiniyoruz.

LFC Türkiye : Liverpool taraftarini Nasil Tanimlar?

          Jordon Ibe : Taraftar inanılmaz! Gençlere verdikleri destek beni her zaman etkilemiştir.

LFC Türkiye : Futbolcu olmasaydı ne olmak isterdi? Teknik direktör olsa hangi takımın başında olmak isterdi?

          Jordon Ibe : Matematiği severim ve bir matematik öğretmeni olmak isterdim. Herhalde Chelsea'yi çalıştırmak isterdim.

LFC Türkiye : Steven Gerrard ve Jamie Carragher hakkında ne düşünüyor ?

          Jordon Ibe : Her ikisi de genç oyuncuları gerçekten destekleyip yüreklendiriyorlar. Bizi antremanlarda güzel karşılıyorlar.

LFC Türkiye : Liverpool'un kendisiyle ilgilendiğini duyunca neler hissetti? Liverpool ile geleceğe dair planları neler ?

          Jordon Ibe : Uzun süre Liverpool'da kalmayı umuyorum. Liverpool gibi büyük bir kulübün ilgi göstermesi çok heyecan vericiydi.

LFC Türkiye : Sevdiğin futbolcu tarzı ve İdolün kim ?

          Jordon Ibe : Brezilyalı Ronaldo !!!

LFC Türkiye : Hangi tarz müzik dinler?

          Jordon Ibe : Opera ve "Rock n Roll" dışında tüm müziklerden hoşlanırım. Şu sıralar Chris Brown ve Drake'i dinliyorum.

Liverpool FC Resmi Türkiye Twitter Hesabı

          Legend   
6 gol atıp sevinilemeyen bi maçta gözüme çarpan en büyük ayrıntı. 3 penaltı var 1 tanesi ağlarla buluştu sadece. Bütün kafaların Donbass Arena'da olmasına rağmen 7 defa top çerçeveden içeri girdi. Juventus'un işini sağlama alıp bahis firmalarının beraberlik kokan maçında galip gelmesi ki golüde Shakhtar kendi kalesine attı, 2. tur kovalarken bir anda grubuda lider bitirdiler. Gruplarda ikili averaj değilde genel averaja bakılsaydı Chelsea ikinci turda, Shakhtar Europa League'de yoluna devam edecekti. Juve maçına değinecek olursak, Shaktar'ın maç genelinde sadece 2 önemli pozisyonu var birisi direkten nasıl döndüğünü herkezin şaşırdığı garip bi pozisyon diğeride serbest vuruş ve dışarıya çıkan ikinci hamlesi. Juve maçı isteyen taraf olmuduğu girdikleri pozisyonlardan belli galibiyet golünün kendi kalesine atılan bi gol olduğuna bakmayın. Chelsea maçında Mata'nın golünü izleyin, top öyle bir sektiki Mata'nın önüne doğru beni gol der gibi.
Manchester United yine her zamanki gibi işini erkenden halledip, bundan sonra bebelere forma şansı vereyim yenilirlersede canları sağolsun minvalinde takılmaya devam ediyor. Yedek geldikleri İstanbul'dan sonra kendi evlerindeki Cluj maçına Giggs, De Gea ve Rooney takviyeli kadrosuyla çıktı. Biz ManU'dan kıyak beklerken Cluj'da kendi işini kendisi halletme çabasındaydı. 3 puanı harika bi golle aldılar.
 Ayın 20'sinde kuralar çekiliyor. Ben Juventus'u istiyorum millet twitter'da PSG'ye takmış durumda anlamadım. BVB, Barça, Bayern gelmesinde. Gidenler ve kalanlar;
2. Tur
  • Paris Saint-Germain FC *
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          Vine Android app updated with new features including revining support   

Vine by Twitter has released a major update to its Android app in the Google Play Store. The upgraded app brings a range of features including new camera tools, new channels and much more. This is said to be the biggest update by the Vine team till date. The update was recently revealed for iOS […]

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          Everything | Gameplay Film   

Hey friends, this is my new project Everything, it's available now for PC, Mac, Linux & PS4. Thank you.

🌎 Steam [PC Mac Linux] ▶️ http://store.steampowered.com/app/582270
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🌍 DRM free + Steam key ▶️ https://davidoreilly.itch.io/everything

More info - http://everything-game.com

Music © Ben Lukas Boysen 2017
Alan Watts recordings used with permission © Alan Watts 1973

find me @
http://davidoreilly.com / https://twitter.com/davidoreilly / http://instagram.com/davidoreilly / https://www.facebook.com/thedavidoreilly

Cast: David OReilly


          RECREATING HISTORY   

Moments in history, whether bigger or more intimate, are often recreated in film. This produces something that is transcending, powerful and nevertheless, haunting.

Music: Mica Levi - Vanity

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For educational purposes only.

Cast: Vugar Efendi

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          Cuộc gặp mặt vui vẻ, ấm cúng   

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Cuộc gặp mặt vui vẻ, ấm cúng

Bạn Minh Đức đón thầy Tuấn từ Thái Nguyên về Hà Nội dự lễ kỷ niệm 60 năm ngày thành lập trường TNVN. Đây là lần đầu tiên thầy dự hội trường, hội lớp của chúng ta. Cũng có lẽ đây là lần đầu tiên thầy gặp lại các đồng nghiệp của mình như thầy Quý, cô Quế kể từ ngày giải tán trường về nước. Bạn Minh Đức đã tổ chức cuộc gặp mặt nhỏ ở nhà hàng số 20 Hàng Hành để thầy Tuấn gặp bạn bè và các học trò của thầy. Rất tiếc là đến phút chót cả thầy Quý và cô Quế đều thông báo là không đến được. Liên lạc qua điện thoại rất nhiều lần để mời thầy Toàn cũng không được vì vậy cuộc gặp mặt hôm nay chỉ có Thầy Tuấn ( cùng Hương con gái thầy) và một số bạn K5 : Nữ Hiếu và anh Dũng, Minh Ngọc, Xuân Hoài, Như Thanh, Hữu Hùng, Trung Hải, Công Lý, Công Kỳ, Nguyệt Ánh



Cuộc gặp mặt diễn ra trong không khí ấm cúng và vui vẻ. Bắt đầu là mọi người nâng cốc và cùng hát “ được cùng đồng chí tưng bừng…” rồi cùng kể chuyện, nhắc lại những kỷ niệm cũ rồi lại hát. Hát rất hăng cả bài Lớp Ca, sợ thầy không hiểu, bạn Công Kỳ phải giải thích về cái sự “ sướng ghê” khi lần đầu tiên trong đời được trèo lên cái gường lò xo mà nhún nhẩy.
Thầy Tuấn có chuẩn bị sẵn một bài  cả văn xuôi cả thơ để phát biểu trên hội trường nhưng vì  không đủ thời gian nên BTC đã cắt. Bây giờ thầy đọc ở đây và tôi đã ghi lại. Xin mời các bạn bấm để nghe ( Xin mở loa trên máy tính của bạn to lên nhé ).



Đáp lại thầy, bạn Trung Hải cũng vừa đọc, vừa diễn giải một lên khúc thơ khá dài. Tôi phải quay đến 4 Video mới hết. Sau đó tôi ghép lại thành một. Vì kỹ thật kém nên nhiều chỗ mất hình và rất xấu. Tuy vậy vẫn cứ đưa lên để các bạn nghe lời thơ là chính.


Cô Hương con gái thầy, là giáo viên, cũng là một cây thơ. Cô muốn làm quen với chúng ta bằng 2 bài thơ của mình. Từ nay chắc là chúng ta còn sẽ được đọc nhiều thơ hay của Hương trên Blog.

Cuộc họp mặt hôm nay không chỉ đã để lại cho tôi những ấn tượng đẹp mà nó còn gây sự ngạc nhiên và cảm phục với cả ông chủ cửa hàng người Úc. Một bàn khách rất vui vẻ, lịch sự rất trí thức và văn hóa.
ThầyTuấn mệt nên về khách sạn nghỉ trước, còn chúng tôi còn ngồi lại bên nhau khá lâu. Nhưng rồi cũng phải chia tay nhau vì biết rằng chương trình Hội lớp còn dài, ngày mai sẽ gặp nhau ở nhà cụ Minh Gương.

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  1. Hình ảnh rất đẹp nhưng tiếng không rõ lắm chị ạ!
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    1. Em xem máy tính của em có mở loa to hơn không ?

  2. Nàng đã công khai tình yêu với bạn M Đức một cách hồn nhiên rồi. Chúc mừng hạnh phúc của cặp đôi Thanh Hương-Minh Đức nhé!
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  3. Chúc mừng các anh chị trong ngày hội ngộ.
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          BÀI THƠ HAY CỦA THÀY PHẠM MẠNH TUẤN   

BÀI THƠ HAY CỦA THÀY PHẠM MẠNH TUẤN

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Bạn Thế Long (DCOS) đưa tin : Tối 30-8, một số bạn lớp ta đã gặp gỡ tiễn thầy Phạm MạnhTuấn trở về Thái Nguyên. Trong buổi liên hoan, thầy đã phát biểu và đọc một bài thơ rất cảm động về tình cảm thầy trò bè bạn chúng ta. Xin chép ra đây và xin các cụ Lý trưởng, Phó lý Làng LSQL đăng trên đình làng để mọi người cùng đọc.

                                                                       Thày Tuấn đọc thơ

Thưa các bạn đồng nghiệp!
Các em học sinh thân mến!
Thấm thoắt đã 60 năm, các thế hệ học sinh Lô Sơn – Quế Lâm đã thành đạt, giữ những trọng trách quan trọng của Đảng và Nhà nước, lên vị thế ông, bà; mỗi lần gặp nhau ta đều thấy phấn chấn như tìm được dĩ vãng: cái tuổi trẻ nhiệt tình năng nổ của các thầy cô giáo, cái tuổi thơ hồn nhiên trong sáng của các em học sinh một thời chung sống, giảng dạy, học tập ở bên đất nước người.

Cái thuở ban đầu lưu luyến ấy
Nhiều năm chưa dễ mấy ai quên

Từ mái trường Lô Sơn – Quế Lâm, các em tỏa đi khắp nơi, rèn luyện, học tập, mang sức mình, nhiệt tình xây dựng và bảo vệ Tổ quốc, các thầy cô đều rất tự hào về những đóng góp của các em cho quê hương đất nước. Dẫu nay cuộc đời đã thay đổi, hoàn cảnh sống mỗi người một khác song mỗi lần gặp mặt tình thầy trò vẫn thủy chung, trong sáng trước sau như một.
                          Các tay máy hoạt động hết công suất !
Từ trái sang : Thày Toàn, thày Nội, Thày Tuấn 
hiện nay và 60 năm trước ( ảnh dưới)
Chia tay nhau thuở thiếu thời
Tuổi cao gặp lại thật vui, thật mừng
Thời gian trôi chảy lạnh lùng
Tình người vẫn cứ thắm nồng trước sau
Thầy trò bè bạn cùng nhau
Nguyện xin trân trọng dài lâu giữ gìn
Trời xanh nâng những cánh chim
Nước non ngàn dặm vẫn tìm đến nhau
Mấy mươi năm trắng mái đầu
Trái tim vẫn đỏ thắm mầu yêu thương
Đã cùng chung một mái trường
Chia tay khôn lớn tìm đường ra khơi
Dù xa cuối đất cùng trời
Gặp nhau đây thấy cuộc đời đẹp thay
Tứ phương hội tụ về đây
Tưởng như sống lại những ngày xa xưa
Thật rồi cứ ngỡ như mơ
Tình thầy nghĩa bạn bây giờ còn đây
Bồi hồi tay nắm chặt tay
Buồn vui ôn lại những ngày bên nhau
Gặp nhau rộn rã tiếng cười
Xa nhau nhớ mãi cuộc đời thủy chung
Gọi đàn cho ấm tiếng chim
Yêu thương cho ấm trái tim nghĩa tình.



Và đây tôi xin bổ xung videpclip mà tay máy Đặng Nguyệt Ánh đã quay đêm đó tại nhà hàng khách sạn Sikver Mool
                                       
 Chúc mọi người mạnh khỏe, gia đình hạnh phúc!

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Thông tin và hình ảnh : Diachuoansai Hoàng Thế Long

5 nhận xét:

  1. Cam on Blog luson.quelam , anh Calathau da dua tin,dua anh phuc vu nhu cau theo roi couch gap go the ky ky niem 60 nam thanh lap Truong to chuc tai Ha. Noi ngay 30.8.2013 cua cac cuu Giao vien,can Bo,hoc sinh cac Khoi cua Truong thieu Nhi Viet Nam.
    Cac buc anh ba thay Toan, thay Noi,thay Tuan cach nhau 60 nam rat co Gia tri doi voi cac thay,doi voi Chung ta nhung hoc sinh cua Truong thieu Nhi Viet Nam. Blog dua cac buc anh Nay den voi Nguoi doc la mot thanh cong cua tinh than vi moi Nguoi cua Dan QL.
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  2. Sau khi nghe thầy Tuấn đọc bài thơ với giọng truyền cảm vả xúc đông, một bài thơ thắm đượm tình cảm Thầy Trò Trường TNVN LSQL khi gặp nhau sau trên nửa thế kỷ. Thầy Tuấn viết:..."Bốn phương tụ hội về đây / Tưởng như sống lại những ngày xa xưa / Thật rồi cứ ngỡ như mơ / Tình thầy nghĩa bạn bây giờ còn đây. / Bồi hồi tay nắm chặt tay / Buồn vui ôn lại những ngày bên nhau).
    Mọi người có mặt nghe xong, vỗ tay tán thưởng. Bạn TL còn nói thêm: "Đúng là Thày giáo dạy văn của chúng em ngày xưa". Bài thơ của Thầy rất hay.
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  3. Bài thơ của thày thấm đậm tình thầy trò,bè ban,đồng môn mà thòi gian của 6o năn xa chách không thể phôi phai!
    Em không được thầy trực tiếp dây bảo ,nhưng qua bài viết về thầy của anh Công Kỳ, em vô cùng cảm phục kinh yêu thầy !
    Lần đâu gập em Hương,chắc biết em mới qua cơn bạo bệnh,Hương cứ cầm tay em,vuốt ve,tỏ lòng thương mến .Em hiểu rằng em Hương được hưởng thụ sự dây bảo cua thầy cô giống chúng em ,luôn sống chân tình.
    Cám ơn thầy và các thây cô đã cho chúng một môi trương GD rất tốt trong những ngày đầu đời để sau nay bước di trong cuộc đời, chung em hầu hết đếu trở thành những "CON NGƯỜI" đúng với nghĩa của hai từ ấy !
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    1. Bạn Diệu Huyền đóng 1 lúc 2 vai : vừa là cựu HS 3A vừa là "con dâu" của K5 nên bạn rất thấu hiểu nội tình K5.

  4. " Mấy mươi năm trắng mái đầu
    Trái tim vẫn đỏ thắm mầu quê hương "
    Nghe thơ Thày, dạ vấn vương
    Tình Thày, nghĩa bạn Quế Lâm thưở nào
    Trong xa cách vẫn dạt dào
    Qua gian khó thêm ngọt ngào yêu thương
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          “CHỨC” LỚP TRƯỞNG VÀ NHỮNG KỶ NIỆM ĐẸP VỀ CÁC ANH CHỊ GIÁO VIÊN Ở QUẾ LÂM.    

48. ĐINH CÔNG KỲ - 

Bài đã đăng trên blog LusonQuelam thang 7-2013 xin in lại ở đây như một lời tri ân



“CHỨC” LỚP TRƯỞNG 
              VÀ NHỮNG KỶ NIỆM ĐẸP 
VỀ CÁC ANH CHỊ GIÁO VIÊN Ở QUẾ LÂM. 
                                                                      
                                                                                           Đinh Công Kỳ



  Tôi nhớ vào mùa thu 1954, các bạn ở Lư Sơn xuống, còn  một số chúng tôi ( Huy Túc, Tài Đức, Đinh Kim Lân, Nguyệt Nga, Thúy Kim, Dục Tú….) trước ở QL xuống KHX, rồi lại quay lên QL. Chúng ta tập hợp thành lớp 5.
         Lớp 5A trước đó do Tiến Nguyên làm lớp trưởng. Cũng vào thời gian đó ở trường bắt đầu tổ chức Đoàn Thanh niên Lao Động. Tiến Nguyên sang làm bí thư Thanh niên. Lớp 5A cần một lớp trưởng.
         Chức lớp trưởng thì chẳng có gì đáng nói, nhưng cách thức giáo dục một con người, khơi dậy thiện chí và lòng yêu quý đồng đội của các anh chị giáo viên thì làm tôi nhớ mãi.
         Lúc bấy giờ tôi là một học sinh thuộc loại ba gai. Vì có sức khỏe nên dường như tôi là anh đầu xỏ trong tốp học sinh ba gai.

         Chủ nhiệm 5A là anh Tuấn. Sau này tôi mới nghĩ lại : Việc chọn một học sinh chăm ngoan để làm lớp trưởng thì rất dễ dàng. Nhưng trong lớp có một số bạn ba gai, cần có một người có thể vừa “nói chuyện” được với các bạn chăm ngoan vừa có thể “nói chuyện“ được với các bạn ba gai. Đã một vài lần anh Tuấn gặp tôi bảo tôi làm lớp trưởng. Tôi ngang ngạnh từ chối, tôi vẫn là một thằng  ba gai mà. .
       Một hôm, không biết các bạn đi đâu vắng hết, chỉ còn tôi ở nhà, đang lúi húi làm việc gì đó. Anh Tuấn bước vào, anh cũng không nói gì với tôi, anh đi qua đi lại, đứng xem tờ báo tường rồi bước ra cửa sổ lơ đãng nhìn xuống sân. Rồi bỗng anh ngâm nga một bài thơ, anh ngâm đi ngâm lại, rất tâm đắc, tha thiềt,  như đang tâm sự với chính mình.  …tôi lắng nghe,  và rất ngạc nhiên vì đó chính lại là bài thơ tôi viết trên báo tường. Tôi bỗng cảm thấy sung sướng,  tự hào và…yêu anh Tuấn vô cùng.  Tôi cảm thấy như anh Tuấn rất yêu quý mình, rất hiểu mình và rất tin tưởng mình.
     Một hai hôm sau, anh Tuấn gọi tôi vào phòng, anh đặt lại vấn đề tôi làm lớp trưởng,  tôi bỗng bối rối, cảm thấy thật khó nói, không thể nào ương bướng với một người yêu quý mình, thân thiện với mình như vậy. Tôi không biết nói gì, mồm lí nhí: Em thấy khó quá sợ không làm được. .. Anh từ tốn: Em nhanh nhẹn, mạnh mẽ, rất có bản lĩnh, nhất định em làm được, nếu có khó thì anh sẽ giúp em.   Và từ một học sinh ba gai tôi bỗng trở thành lớp trưởng. Các bạn ba gai đầu tiên có vẻ cười tôi nhưng rồi các bạn có lẽ …cũng nể và ngại đụng độ nên tất cả đều vui vẻ. Chính vì vậy, cho đến nay một số bạn gặp tôi vẫn nhắc lại việc này và nói đùa là anh Tuấn đã lấy độc trị độc.
     Tôi còn nhớ có một lần đi tắm sông. Sông Ly ở đoạn đó có một kè đá chắn nước ngang sông và có một guồng lấy nước ngày đêm quay đều. Bình thường nước thấp hơn mặt kè, nước chỉ chảy qua guồng nước. Hôm đó nước lớn, ngập mặt kè, hạ lưu kè nước chảy xiết. Bạn Bang Ngạn đi trên kè bị trượt chân và  trôi xuống hạ lưu. Bang Ngạn bơi giỏi, bạn ấy cứ nhằm thẳng hướng kè mà bơi vào, nhưng nước chảy quá xiết, không sao vào được, càng bơi nước càng đẩy xuống xa. Chúng tôi đứng trên kè nhìn không biết làm cách nào. Thấy Bang Ngạn bắt đầu hoang mang và đuối sức, anh Tuấn đã nhảy xuống, bảo Bang Ngạn bám vào cổ rồi anh lựa dòng nước đưa Bang Ngạn vào bờ. Tôi nhớ mãi hình ảnh dũng cảm và mưu trí của anh Tuấn đã không quản nguy hiểm cứu được Bang Ngạn giữa dòng nước chảy xiết.
      Sang lớp 6A, chị Quế làm chủ nhiệm. Chị Quế là người chị hiền từ và tận tâm dạy dỗ chăm sóc chúng ta. Trong thâm tâm chúng tôi, chúng tôi vừa coi chị như một cô giáo vừa coi chị là người chị hiền trong gia đình. Tôi vẫn làm lớp trưởng. Có một lần trong lúc trang trí bàn thờ tổ quốc vào dịp tết. Tôi và một bạn trong lớp nói qua nói lại, cái máu ba gai của tôi nổi lên, tôi giơ thẳng tay tát bạn ấy một cái. Ngay lập tức sau đó tôi rất hối hận, tìm ra một chỗ vắng người và đứng khóc dấm dứt. Toàn bộ việc này đến tai chị Quế. Tôi biết là chị đã biết, và chắc sẽ gọi tôi lên cho một trận. Mấy hôm ấy tôi rất ngại gặp chi.  Mỗi khi đối diện là tôi lại tìm cách tránh mặt. Chắc chắn là chị biết rõ tư tưởng của tôi.  Chi không nói gì. Vẫn cư xử với tôi bình thường. Mấy ngày sau, nhân một lần gặp chị để nhận công việc của lớp, nói chuyện xong, tôi lý nhí nói với chị: Hôm trước em có lỗi...Vừa nói đến đấy chị ngắt lời tôi : Chị biết rồi, và chị biết là em đã rất ân hận về việc này.  … Chỉ một câu như vậy thôi nhưng đối với tôi bằng cả một bài thuyết giáo dài dòng. Chỉ một câu thôi nhưng tôi biết là chị vẫn tin tôi, vẫn tin ở khả năng tự nhận biết và điều chỉnh của mình. Nói rộng ra, đối với người có lương tâm, nhất là với người đàn ông, khi người đó có lỗi và đã biết lỗi thì hãy để tự người đó suy nghĩ và điều chỉnh. Càng nói dài dòng càng làm cho vấn đề trở nên căng thẳng hơn
         Sau này, sau khi đã nghỉ hưu, trong thời gian làm việc tại một công ty của Đài Loan ở TPHCM, phụ trách hành chính, nhân sự, tôi đã gặp một trường hợp: Một cô nhân viên người Hoa làm thủ kho, cô là người hiểu biết, làm việc rất chăm chỉ và hiệu quả nhưng cô có một cố tật là luôn luôn đi muộn, mỗi ngày chỉ đi muộn 5-10 phút thôi, song ở một công ty nước ngoài thì việc đó không thể chấp  nhận được. Ông tổng giám đốc phải viết một bức thư cảnh cáo và giao cho tôi trực tiếp gặp đương sự để đưa bức thư và xét trừ tiền thưởng cuối năm của cô ta. Tôi cầm bức thư và gọi cô thủ kho lên gặp ở văn phòng công ty, trong tay tôi là một bảng thống kê rất đầy đủ những ngày mà cô đi muộn.  Vừa bước vào phòng,  cô thủ kho nói ngay:  Cháu có lỗi  hay đi muộn, cháu rất xấu hổ… Tôi nhớ lại cách làm việc của chị Quế trước đây, với một người hiểu biết và đã biết lỗi của mình thì không nên nói gì nhiều. Tôi mời cô thủ kho ngồi. Đưa bức thư của ông TGĐ rồi nói rất ngắn gọn:  Cháu đã biết lỗi, cháu phải cố sửa, đáng lẽ hôm nay chú công bố trừ tiền thưởng của cháu, nhưng chú tin là cháu sẽ sửa được. Sau đó tôi hỏi thăm tình hình gia đình con cái của cô như một người bạn.
       Từ đó và suốt 5-6 tháng cuối năm cô không đi muộn một lần nào nữa. Có hôm cô vừa bấm xong thẻ thì chuông reo. Cô len lén nhìn tôi đầy vẻ bối rối. Một buổi sáng cuối năm, ngay sau ngày phát thưởng, cô đi rất sớm, bước nhanh qua chỗ tôi rồi dúi vào tay tôi một cái phong bì. Tôi giật mình, nếu trong này là tiền thì tôi sẽ phải lập tức lập biên bản và tôi cũng có liên quan. Ở công ty nước ngoài người ta nghiêm cấm việc này.  Tôi giở phong bì ra, may thay đó chỉ là một mảnh giấy nhỏ viết vắn tắt: “ Con được thưởng loại A, con cảm ơn bố rất nhiều. Tết này con sẽ mua cho các con con mấy món đồ thẫt đẹp và nói là ông ngoại Kỳ cho cháu”. Tôi cười một mình và nhớ lại hình ảnh chị Quế ngày nào.
         Sang lớp 7a, anh Qúy làm chủ nhiệm. Anh Quý là một nhà giáo giỏi, tận tụy, hiểu sâu tâm lý của học sinh. Về cá tính, anh là một người giầu nghị lực, kiên trì phấn đấu đến mức khắc khổ.  Ngoài công việc giảng dạy, tôi nhớ mãi những đêm nghe kể chuyện, anh Quý cầm trên tay một quyển sách dày cộm, đó là tác phẩm “ Những người khốn khổ” bằng tiếng Pháp. Anh vừa nhìn vào sách vừa  thao thao bất tuyệt  kể lại bằng tiếng Việt. Lúc đó có lẽ anh Quý cũng chỉ độ 25-26 tuổi.  Không biết làm cách nào và thời gian nào anh đã đạt đến trình độ thông thạo ngoại ngữ như vậy. 50 năm qua, nhiều bạn chúng ta đã đi học ở nước ngoài hoặc sống ở nước ngoài hàng chục năm, không biết có ai có thể làm được việc tương tự như vậy?. Bản thân tôi đã sống ở Treung Quốc gần 12 năm. Có một thời gian, khi làm việc với anh Minh Đức, để sớm có sách và để tận dụng thời gian của cả người dịch và người đánh máy. Chúng tôi cũng đã dịch theo kiểu nhìn sách và dịch vào băng ghi âm rồi có người đọc băng ghi âm đánh máy lại. Thú thực cứ  vài ba câu tôi lại phải tắt máy, cho dừng lại để có thời gian xem sách. Không thể làm theo cách kể chuyện như anh Quý được. Những lúc như vậy tôi cứ ước ao giá mình được như anh Quý 50 năm trước đây. 
         Nhân kỷ niệm 55 năm ngày thành lập trường LSQL, tôi xin ghi lại một phần rất nhỏ trong rất nhiều những kỷ niệm tốt đẹp về các anh chị giáo viên của chúng ta.


 (Bài 3) MÀY CÒN NỢ TAO 100 ĐIỂM KHĂNG


Hồi ấy, ở Quế Lâm, bọn con trai chúng tôi rất thích đánh khăng. Cứ hết giờ tự học mà trời nắng ráo là chúng tôi ra sân chơi khăng. Tôi hay chơi với thằng Hưng. Hưng khỏe mạnh, nhanh nhẹn, thường thì Hưng luôn thắng tôi. Ngay trước ngày về Khu học xá chúng tôi cũng chia tay nhau bằng một ván khăng. Tôi lại thua 100 điểm. Hưng giao hẹn:
-         Mày còn nợ tao 100 điểm. Vể KHX chơi tiếp nhé.
-         Được ! và tao sẽ thắng.  
   Bẵng đi gần 10 năm sau, chuyến tàu hỏa liên vận về cách Hà Nội khoảng 40 km thì nhận được tin đường ray bị máy bay Mỹ đánh hỏng, phải chuyển sang đi bằng ô tô. Khi mọi người lục tục tay xách nách mang xuống xe ở trường Bách Khoa thì tôi bỗng nhân ra Hưng. Hưng cũng hét to:
- Kỳ !
Chúng tôi bắt tay nhau. Hưng xởi lởi:
- Mày ăn cơm Tàu có khác, béo thế.
Tôi nhìn Hưng, bây giờ Hưng đã là một chàng trai vạm vỡ, trắng trẻo, trí thức. Hưng vẫn luôn vui vẻ:
-         Mày còn nợ tao 100 điểm khăng, hôm nào mình tìm chỗ chơi nhé!
-         Không có vấn đề và tao sẽ thắng mày. 
   Lại gần 10 năm nữa trôi qua. Tôi đi công tác Nam Hà và trở về bằng tàu hỏa. Khi vừa xuống ga Hàng Cỏ, trong ánh sáng mờ mờ của đèn ga, tôi thấy một đoàn bộ đội đi vào, ba lô nặng trĩu, quần áo Tô Châu mồ hôi nhễ nhại. Đang bước trên ga bỗng có người gọi tôi:
-         Kỳ !
   Tôi quay sang, nhận ra Hưng, nó đen đủi, rắn chắc. Hưng ào tơi ôm tôi, chiếc mũ cối trên đầu nó suýt nữa thì rơi xuống. Tôi hỏi Hưng:
-         Mày đi đâu thế?
Hưng trả lời gọn lỏn:
-   Đi giết người. Rồi nó lại vô tư nói tiếp: - Mày còn nợ tao 100 điểm khăng, khi nào vào Nam chơi tiếp nhé.
-         Nhất định rồi và tao sẽ thắng.
     Những người cuối cùng của đơn vị đã bước đến gần toa tàu, đồng chí chỉ huy đơn vị nhắc nhở: - Đồng chí Hưng về hàng ngũ. Hưng vội vã quay đi.                            
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  Tôi xuống xe, xách cặp lên thang máy đến lầu 9 một tòa cao ốc ở trung tâm Sài Gòn. Vừa bước ra khỏi thang đã nhận ra Hưng. Hưng cũng như tôi trong bộ comple đen, cà vạt nổi bật. Tôi reo lên: Hưng ! Hưng chậm rãi bước đến, mái tóc hoa râm nhưng trông người thật đường bệ, đĩnh đạc. Chúng tôi lại ôm nhau. Tôi hỏi:
       - Bây giờ mày làm gì? Hưng móc cặp đưa tôi một tấm danh thiếp, chưa kịp xem Hưng đã nói:
-         Trưa nay mày có rảnh không, chúng mình đi ăn cơm?
  Tôi phải xin lỗi vì trưa nay tiếp khách nước ngoài. Giọng Hưng bỗng hơi khác, dường như cố cho thật vui vẻ, nhưng mắt thì hơi buồn:
-         Mày còn nợ tao 100 điểm khăng, hôm nào kiếm chỗ chơi nhé.
-         OK  và tao sẽ thắng mày.
Hưng nhìn đồng hồ rồi vội vã bước đi. 
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    Tôi nằm bệnh viện Thống Nhất đã 3 hôm nay, chiều nay sau khi ăn cơm và làm thuốc, tôi xuống sân ngồi hóng gió. Bỗng thấy một người quen, là Hưng. Chúng tôi ngồi sát nhau, tôi hỏi:
-         Mày nằm viện lâu chưa?
-         Hai tuần rồi…
      Cả đời chúng tôi chẳng bao giờ được chuyện trò thảnh thơi như lúc này. Chúng tôi kể cho nhau nghe quãng đời sau Quế Lâm. Rồi bỗng Hưng đưa mắt nhìn quanh khu vườn hoa :
-         Chỗ này đánh khăng được đấy chứ ?
Tôi đồng cảm. Chắc là Hưng thật lòng nghĩ như vậy.
Hưng hỏi tôi:
-         Hồi ở Quế Lâm mày học lớp mấy?
  Tôi trả lời và thấy hơi ngượng, vì cho đến nay tôi cũng không biết Hưng ở lớp nào.
     Hai hôm sau, Hưng điện thoại cho tôi:
-         Báo tin vui cho mày, tao đang làm thủ tục xuất viện, mày sang chơi đi.
   Trước khi ghé sang, tôi qua phòng bác sỹ trưởng khoa hỏi han và biết được tình hình của Hưng.
  Xe nhà Hưng đến đón, có cả vợ con và vài đứa cháu. Tôi tiễn ra tận cổng. Hưng quay lại:
-         Hôm nào đến nhà tao chơi khăng nha, mày còn nợ tao 100 điểm, không được xù đâu nhé. 
  Tôi gật đầu và cố không để cho dòng nước mắt chảy ra. Tôi biết lần sau đến gặp Hưng sẽ phải mang một vòng hoa và tôi đành mãi nợ Hưng 100 điểm khăng.
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  1. Tôi nghĩ rằng , khi cuốn " Ngược dòng ký ức " ra mắt bạn đọc, chắc nhắn sẽ có rất nhiều người vừa đọc vừa rưng rưng nước mắt ,vừa cảm phục , yêu quí những thầy giáo cô giáo và những con người như tác giả Kỳ Gai cùng nhiều bạn một thời K5 của chúng ta. Tôi cứ đinh ninh , cuốn sách sẽ là tài sản tinh thần vô giá không những chỉ của mấy người bạn già sống bằng những kỷ niệm xa lắc xa lơ...
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    1. Chuyện những cách dạy dỗ của thày cô giáo chúng ta đã thấm vào bạn và được thể hiện đến lúc trưởng thành làm tôi vô cùng xúc động. Trong tận cùng ý nghĩa của những kỷ niệm đó là tính nhân văn thật cao cả. Đấy chính là nguyên nhân sâu xa nhất để chúng ta yêu quý đến mức tôn thờ trường cũ của mình ! Xin cảm ơn bạn !
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    2. "Một trăm đểm khăng" đúng là một chuyện ngắn thật hay. Chẳng ai sắp đặt được cả, chỉ có TRỜI thôi Công Kỳ ạ!
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BĐH-Do một sự"tình cờ mầu nhiệm" như lời tác giả bài viết này diễn tả- cụ Minh Đức, đã bắt liên lạc được với thày Tuấn hiện đang nghỉ hưu cùng gia đình tại Tp.Thái Nguyên . Từ manh mối này Minh Đức có được nhiều thông tin và hình ảnh quý về thầy Tuấn. Bài viết sau đây chỉ là 1 phần nhỏ tư liệu tác giả có được về thày Tuấn  

Tình Thày, nghĩa trò .



                                                   Nguyễn Minh Đức

Thày giáo Phạm Mạnh Tuấn
Hàng ngày một người em thân thiết của mình đang  là hiệu phó một trường tiểu học  vẫn thường hàn huyên với nhau về mọi chuyện trên đời. Một hôm nhân bàn về  giáo dục Việt Nam mình kể  về  trường Dục tài học hiệu Quế Lâm, nơi ấy có thể được coi là một trường  mẫu mực  về giáo dục nhân cách cho trẻ. Chỉ mấy năm học thôi nhưng để lại dấu ấn cho cả một đời người.
Thật ngạc nhiên khi em cho mình hay có một thầy  giáo đã dạy tại trường đó, chủ nhiệm lớp 5A, nay đã 80 tuổi rồi nhưng vẫn luôn sôi nổi khi nhắc lại kỷ niệm về những ngày xưa ấy. Dĩ nhiên mình phải hỏi ngay đó là ai?
Thật bất ngờ khi em cho biết đó là thầy Phạm Mạnh Tuấn. 
Ký ức xưa chợt ùa về ngay, nhớ thầy Tuấn thân thương chủ nhiệm lớp mình đã dạy môn Văn và Địa, thích đá bóng,  hay hát và để lại ấn tượng đặc biệt khác lạ khi thầy hay phá cách trong xưng hô với học trò. Còn nhớ,  dù thời gian đầu chúng ta gọi thầy giáo là Anh xưng Em rồi sau này là Thầy, Cô,  nhưng riêng thầy lại thường xưng hô một cách thân mật đặc biệt là Mình và  các cậu!

Nhận được tin,  tức tốc mình gọi điện thoại cho Nguyên Hân, Quang Trung, Khoa Phi, Hữu Hùng…báo tin. Hân cho biết mấy năm nay không thấy thầy Tuấn vì không có địa chỉ liên lạc… Thế là lại một câu chuyện “ Chưa bao giờ có cuộc chia ly” kết thúc có hậu. Mình đã điện thoại gặp thầy và thông báo hội trường năm nay sẽ tổ chức vào ngày 24 tháng 8. Chắc chúng ta sẽ gặp lại thầy trong dịp này.

Thày Tuấn chụp ảnh với Lớp 4
Những kỉ niệm về một thời Lư Sơn – Quế Lâm được thầy nâng niu trân trọng .Mỗi khi nhớ về thời ấy , nhớ về  những đồng nghiệp cùng kề vai sát cánh trong những tháng ngày xa Tổ Quốc , nhớ về những học trò nhỏ bé thân thương của mình thì thầy lại thấy khóe mắt  cay cay . Trong số bạn bè đồng nghiệp của thầy ngày ấy ai còn ? ai đã đi xa ? Giờ muốn gặp lại liệu có còn được nữa không ? Mái tóc thầy  bạc trắng , mái tóc của các học trò ngày nào cũng điểm bạc , nhớ lắm kỉ niệm một thời đã xa  rồi , thầy lại mở cuốn sách sách Lư Sơn Quế Lâm Một thời để nhớ   để hoài niệm về những kỉ niệm mà có lẽ trong suốt cuộc đời này thầy không bao giờ có thể quên được .
 Thầy cho biết thầy đã giữ  tấm hình chụp  các học trò và đồng nghiệp của mình ngày ấy , có địa chỉ họ tên của từng người trong lớp và nhớ lại đám học trò nhỏ từ khắp miền đất nước  được học trong một ngôitrường như một mái ấm gia đình dù xa Tổ Quốc.
Thầy đóng khung kính  treo trang trọng tấm hình chụp lũ trò nhỏ lớp 5A. Mình nhờ em  chuyển ngay qua internet cho mình tấm  ảnh lớp 5 A.  Hí hửng mở, dĩ nhiên mình nhận ngay ra thầy Tuấn, Thầy Hải, Thầy Hàm; nhưng quan sát mãi đám học trò chả thấy đứa nào  giống lớp bọn mình cả! Không tin ở trí nhớ của mình,  lập tức gửi ảnh cho Nguyên Hân người có  trí nhớ phi phàm và được coi là cây từ điển sống về trường Quế Lâm và chuyển tới nhà báo, nhà thơ Quang Trung.
Nguyên Hân khẳng định đó là ảnh lớp 4 còn nhà thơ, theo thói quen nghề nghiệp “vơ vẩn cùng mây” nhận chắc như đinh đóng cột người đứng thấp trong khung cửa sổ chính là Quang  Trung.

Sau đó mình đã nhận được hình chụp danh sách lớp được lồng sau khung kính  tấm ảnh có ghi họ và tên từng người theo từng hàng.
Thế là rõ, đó là lớp 4A có Phan, Nhạc, Khải (cóc),….
Danh sách Lớp 4


Thày Tuấn (trái) và trò Tuân năm 2001
Thầy còn lưu giữ những bức thư của các học trò từ các vùng miền của Tổ Quốc gửi về . Trong đó có một bức thư của một người học trò cũ - Anh Nguyễn Đình Tuân và còn có cả tấm hình chụp kỉ niệm hai thầy trò khi anh đến TN thăm thầy giáo của mình ...
Chúng ta đều nhớ thầy Tuấn sang Trung Quốc từ 1951 những ngày đầu Khu học xá Trung ương, học trường sư phạm và sau đó cùng với các thầy cô khác từ tháng 9 năm 1953 đến Dục tài học hiệu Lư sơn Giang Tây dạy dỗ chúng mình. Đến tháng 2 năm 1957 khi bọn mình xuống Khu Học xá Nam ninh để học cấp 3 thì thầy cũng về nước. Thầy công tác liên tục trong ngành giáo dục, lãnh đạo nhiều trường trong tỉnh Thái Nguyên;  trước khi về hưu, thầy  về trường cán bộ quản lý tỉnh Thái Nguyên.
Thầy Tuấn đã được trao tặng nhiều huân chương, huy chương, và các danh hiệu khác do có công lao xây dựng và phát triển ngành giáo dục. Gia đình thầy,  cô và cả 4 người con, một trai,  ba gái  đều là nhà giáo với nhiều thành tích xuất sắc cho sự nghiệp giáo dục tỉnh Thái Nguyên.

                                                                               Nguyễn Minh Đức
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    Minh quên một phần quan trọng là địa chỉ của thầy để các bạn liên hệ:
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  3. Đề nghị BLL K5 liên hệ ngay với thày Tuấn và trân trọng mời Thày về HN dự kỷ niệm lần thứ 60 ngày thánh lập trường (24/8/2013)
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  4. Rất cảm ơn Minh Đức đã có duyên may tìm ra được liên lạc với thầy Phạm mạnh Tuấn mặc dù thầy ở có đâu xa chúng ta những năm qua tôi vẫn thường nêu với BLL lớp tìm cách nào mời thầy về dự hội lớp nhưng Hiếu bảo chỉ biết là thầy ở Thái.Ở Lư sơn thầy phụ trách lớp tôi, cách xưng hô của Thày Tuấn mà MĐ gợi lại rất đúng , tôi có kỷ niệm còn nhớ là đêm trước khi ta rời Lư sơn tôi và Tiến Nguyên nhớ LS không ngủ được đi chơi lang thang khắp 6 tầng nhà ( chả làm hại ai và hòa bình thế giới) nhưng lớp trưởng Mộng Ngọc vẫn đi báo cáo và khi tập hợp lớp để xuống xe rời LS MNg cầm đèn cho thầy Tuấn giở sổ ra trừ mỗi thằng 1 điểm đức dục. Cũng là một kỉ niện vui.
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  5. Quả là một người thầy giáo vĩ đại :)
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  6. Tình cảm thầy trò thật cảm động :)
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  7. Em la Nguyen Trong phu hoc sinh lop 5 A. Khi ve nuoc em cung hoc tai truong Luong Ngoc Quyen Thai Nguyen sau khi tot nghiep dai hoc em chuyen di danh ca.
    Hien em dang o thanh pho Hochiminh,
    Em chac thay nho vi hoi ca biet mai khong vao duoc doi
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    Mong thay khoe vui
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  8. Sáng 7-7 sau khi tập thể dục đạp mấy vòng xe buổi sáng,tôi ghé qua thăm thầy Phạm Bằng Toàn.Thầy Toàn đưo75c con gái trang bị cho một máy tính , tôi lên mạng vao blog luson.quelam ,thầy Toàn reo lên khi nhìn thấy hình ảnh thầy Tuấn, vì hai người là cầu thủ "đá hay mọi nhẽ "của đội bóng đá Trường thiếu nhi Việt Nam năm nào.
    Rất thú vỵ khi nhìn thấy anh Tuân ,hiện đang sống tại Tây Ninh ,một cưu học sinh rât tâm huyết với quan hệ thầy,trò,bạn bè của tập thể Quế Lâm phía Nam.
    Tôi nghĩ bài viết của anh Đức là một món qua quý cho chúng ta nhân 60 năm thành lập Trường góp phần cho các cuộc đời QL gặp lại nhau , mang sâu đậm tính nhân văn. KC
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          Comment on Tufts PREP Hosts WEGO Health Twitter Chat (#HAchat) on March 13 by Unhinged   
If we want to further the discussion about how to better treat chronic pain, we need to talk to the people who are suffering from chronic pain! We will tell you what is happening, what is working & what isn't. The marginalization of chronic pain patients (particularly those who are on longterm opioid therapy), is pervasive, and getting worse. Even is pain medicine literature, and studies, there seems to be very little distinction between "chronic pain patients" and people who abuse opioid medications. There may be some overlap in these groups, but not to extent that is perceived. Many of us have found pain relief, and increased functioning through the legal and legitimate use of prescription opioids. This is not our only mode of pain relief, but for many of us, without it, we cannot participate in life enough to utilize other modes! I have suffered from debilitating acute and chronic pain caused by a genetic connective tissue disorder called, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome for my entire life. Many patients like me are tired of being misunderstood & judged by members of the medical community. For starters, let's stop treating chronic pain patients as guilty until proven innocent, interns of the legitimacy of their pain. We are a community of patients for whom life is very difficult to begin with. We deserve compassion, understanding, respect, and relief from our suffering.
          Comment on Tufts PREP Hosts WEGO Health Twitter Chat (#HAchat) on March 13 by Linda   
I have cronic pain since 3 years now. I learned a lot off things about it to read articles like this! This article has a lot off good information, but it is also very interesting to know that there are so many people who are in the same situation. There should be more sites like this and perhaps an idea to do more with informing people to prefent? Because one important thing I have learned: You always can have something that gives you this pain, but when you don't listen to your own body, and just go on the way you do, it only will get worse.
          ¡¡¡¡SORTEO!!!!   
¡¡Holaa!!


Hace muchísimo que no organizo ningún tipo de sorteo o concurso, y con lo que me gusta la verdad es que ya iba tocando, justo  hace unos días, Jose, de Atardeceres bajo un árbol me propuso colaborar con él en este magnífico sorteo y como no..¡acepté encantada! No es el primer concurso que organizamos juntos y siempre es un placer colaborar con él. 


(Banner cortesía de Stephanie, novia y colaboradora de Jose..¡muchas gracias! )

En esta ocasión sorteamos nada más y nada menos que un total de..¡¡¡¡23 libros!!! , participar es muy sencillo y solo lleva un par de minutos..¡atentos a las bases! Cualquier duda o consulta podéis contactar con cualquiera de los dos, poner atención a las instrucciones que os damos abajo ya que todos los participantes que no cumplan los requisitos quedarán fuera de sorteo.


LIBROS DE EVA



Sin Identidad - Rae Mariz (SM)
No me iré sin decirte adónde voy - Laurent Gounelle (Planeta)
El efecto del aleteo de una mariposa en Japón - Ruth Ozaki (Planeta)
La vida imaginaria- Mara Torres (Planeta)

LIBROS DE JOSE

Mi libro del cine    El libro de mis buenos momentos    El padre de Elena

Oasis    El secreto de los libros    La traición de Alur


Mi libro del cine - Maena García Estrada (Obelisco)
El libro de mis buenos momentos - Maena García Estrada (Obelisco)
El padre de Elena - Lisardo Morales (Éride)
Oasis - Fernando García Flores (Éride)
El secreto de los libros - Javier Sarasola Ruiz (Círculo Rojo)
La traición del Alur - J. B. Caplan (Círculo Rojo)


PACK ESPACIAL: Saga literaria de la serie TRUE BLOOD 


Por supuesto, están en español; serie que está ahora mismo en el mercado a más de 100 €. (edición de punto de lectura)

Para participar por estos fantásticos premios, se deben leer las instrucciones y las bases con atención, preguntándonos la menor duda.
  
INSTRUCCIONES

Instrucciones para los nueve libros individuales
  • Darle a Me Gusta a las páginas de Facebook de los dos blog, que podéis encontrar en los gadgets que hay en ellos. Para Atardeceres bajo un árbol podéis usar la la pestaña de Facebook que aparece a la derecha o al símbolo.
  • Rellenar CORRECTAMENTE el cuestionario. Lo repito siempre, pero es mejor preguntar cualquier “tontería” del cuestionario antes de rellenarlo mal.
  • Se intentará tener en cuenta, siempre que se pueda y sea posible, las preferencias en cuanto a los premios de los participantes, por lo que es importante elegir los libros en función de los gustos.
Instrucciones colección de catorce libros
  • Quien quiera participar por la colección completa, además de lo anteriormente mencionado, tiene que compartir la entrada en Facebook, Twitter y demás redes, o crear una entrada si tienen un blog. Para comprobar esto, en el cuestionario se tendrán que poner los links. 
BASES
  • Sorteo para España. Lo sentimos, pero son demasiados premios y el hecho de tener que mandar muchos premios a América supone un gasto inasumible actualmente para nosotros.
  • La duración del sorteo será desde la publicación de esta entrada hasta el 22 de mayo a las 23:59 h (hora española peninsular). Cualquier participante que rellene el formulario después de esa hora no participará.
  • Es necesario y obligatorio que el cuestionario esté relleno correctamente. Si alguien se confunde en la elección de los libros que nos lo avise.
  • La distribución de los premios. Del conjunto de libros que sorteará José y del mío, solo puede ganar un participante uno de cada uno. Si alguien gana un libro de Jose  ya no puede optar a ninguno más de él, pero sí a uno mío. Para mis libros se podrán marcar 2 opciones, y de los de Jose, 3. Para el pack de 14 libros puede participar todo el mundo que cumpla los requisitos que se mencionan arriba, haya ganado algo o no.
  • Si los premios no son reclamados en una semana se sortearán de nuevo.
  • No habrá puntos por antigüedad, o por comentarios y demás.
  • La elección de los ganadores se realizará a través de Random o Sortea2.

Después de haber explicado las condiciones, hay que rellenar el cuestionario. No creo que nadie necesite más de un minuto de su tiempo para rellenarlo. Repetimos, por favor, ante la menor duda que surja a la hora de rellenar el cuestionario, estamos aquí para solucionarla.



 Y  eso es todo, como veis es rápido y fácil ¡¡espero que os animéis a participar!! ¡¡SUERTE!!




          Ensalada vegana de espárragos y tomate negro   



Ya está llegando el verano y con el el calorcito y las ganas de tomar cositas frescas, como una buena ensalada. Hoy os traigo una ensalada de espárragos y tomate negro con vinagreta, facilísima y muy apta para dietas, ideal para vegetarianos ya que no lleva proteína, y muy apropiada para depurar el organismo debido a las propiedades del espárrago.
Para realizarla podemos utilizar cualquier tipo de lechuga verde o de color, esto la hará mas apetitosa.
Y ahora sin mas pasamos a los ingredientes de esta interesante ensalada.

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Ingredientes  para preparar ensalada vegana de espárragos y tomate negro:

Hoja para ensalada variada ( Espinaca, rúcula, lollo rojo, escarola...)
1 lata de espárragos blancos
2 tomates negros
Media cebolla
Perejil
Sal
Vinagreta Italian Newman's Own








Forma de preparar ensalada vegana de espárragos y tomate negro:

Disponer las hojas limpias y escurridas en el fondo de una fuente o ensaladera.
Lavar y secar los tomates y cortar en gajos, disponer alrededor.
Cortar la cebolla en aros y colocar en el centro de la fuente.
Disponer los espárragos alrededor de la fuente intercalada entre los tomates.
Espolvorear con perejil picado.
Sazonar y regar con la vinagreta, servir fría.








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          Tiramisú de chocolate blanco   







Hola mis cocinillas! Quienes me conocen saben que el dulce es mi debilidad, pero también que el Tiramisú es mi postre preferido. Como en este blog ya tengo una receta publicada de Tiramisú que pueden verla pinchando en su nombre o en el enlace que os dejaré al final de este post, pues hoy he decidido publicar esta otra receta de Tiramisú de chocolate blanco, super rico, suave, delicado... una maravilla para el paladar. Os recomiendo hacerlo por que esta irresistible!!

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Esta receta está también en vídeo por lo que puedes verla y suscribirte a mi canal de recetas fáciles






Ingredientes para hacer Tiramisú de chocolate blanco:

1 taza  de leche
1 tableta de chocolate blanco picado o rayado
1 taza de queso mascarpone
1 taza ( tamaño de café) de azúcar
2 huevos
2 sobres de Nescafé Mocha con chocolate blanco
Bizcochos de soletilla o magdalenas valencianas







Preparación de tiramisú de chocolate blanco:

Separar las yemas de los huevos de las claras.
Montar las yemas junto con la mitad del azúcar hasta hacer una crema blanquecina.
Montar las claras a punto de nieve junto con el resto del azúcar y hacer un merengue.

Añadir al merengue la mezcla de las yemas y mezclar con cuidado. Luego agregar el queso e incorporar con movimientos lentos  hasta integrar totalmente.
Calenta la leche y agregar los dos sobres de Nescafe mocha con chocolate blanco.
Disponer los bizcochos o magdalenas en el fondo del molde y bañar con un poco del café. 
Poner sobre ellos una capa de la crema y volver a colocar otra capa de bizcochos mojados con el café. Terminaremos con una capa de crema.
Rematamos el postre con las escamas de chocolate blanco, llevamos al frio toda la noche y servimos fresco.








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          Ensalada de primavera a la vinagreta   




Hola , cocinillas! como ya va haciendo calorcita,  hoy traigo una rica ensalada fresca, nada mejor para quitar el calor y para iniciarnos sin darnos cuenta en la operación biquini, que seguro que ahora, entre tanta torrija, tanto rosco y tanta Mona de Pascua nos hará falta.
Me encantan las ensaladas con mucho color, asique he utilizado una ensalada de hojas variadas que aparte del color, nos aporta también diferentes vitaminas y nutrientes. La he llamado ensalada de primavera y espero que os guste.

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Ingredientes para hacer esta ensalada de primavera a la vinagreta:

1 paquete de Ensalada Vital
1/2 Cebolla
10 tomates cherry
1 lata de yemas de espárragos blancos
1 lata de atún  en aceite
Vinagreta NEWMAN'S OWN






Preparación:
Disponer en una fuente plana las hojas de ensalada vital, sobre ella repartimos uniformemente, los espárragos, la cebolla cortada en aros, los tomates cherry cortados a mitades, el atún... Esta ensalada admite  muchos mas ingredientes que te gusten, para finalizar  salamos y regamos de la vinagreta, quedará exquisita!




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          Tarta de queso de chocolate   




Hola cocinillas!!  que ganas tenia de traeros algo dulce, bueno mas concretamente, una tarta! ...y aquí está! Una tarta de queso de chocolate, con un sabor muy sutil, para que no pierda la esencia ni el sabor al queso, que es de lo que se trata.

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Ingredientes para hacer esta Tarta de queso con chocolate:

1/2 litro de leche
1/2 litro de nata
2 cucharadas de azúcar
50 g de mantequilla 
1 tarrina de queso de 200g
2 sobres de cuajada
1 rulo de galletas Principe extra choc






Preparación de la tarta de queso de chocolate:
Separamos un poco de la leche  y desleimos las cuajadas y reservamos.

Separamos las galletas de su relleno de chocolate (ver video) y las pulverizamos, reservamos el relleno de chocolate para usarlo luego.
Ponemos las galletas pulverizadas en un bol y mezclamos con la mantequilla derretida medio minuto al microondas, hacemos una masa y la colocamos en el fondo de un molde  desmontable.
Llevamos al frigorífico mientras preparamos el resto de la tarta.
Ponemos a hervir el resto de la leche y agregamos el chocolate de las galletas, el queso y la nata.
Mezclamos con un batidos de mano para conseguir que quede todo perfectamente integrado.
Cuando llegue casi a ebullición agregamos la cuajada, mezclamos un poco y a continuación agregamos por último  el azúcar, dejamos que hierva y retiramos del fuego.
Vertemos sobre la base de galletas y colocamos un film transparente para que no forme costra.
Dejamos enfriar y llevamos a la nevera hasta la hora de decorar y servir.
Admite muchas decoraciones, yo le he rallado chocolate negro y le esparcido algunas bolitas de cereales.
Espero que os haya gustado esta receta de Tarta de queso de chocolate.




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          Tips y consejos para pintar un dormitorio pequeño   






Mostrando Habitación matrimonial - SW6204 Sea Salt.jpg
Pintando las paredes con los tonos y las combinaciones correctos podés hacer maravillas
Habitualmente, toda casa tiene un dormitorio que nos parece demasiado pequeño y probamos sacando muebles, quitando cortinas, reemplazando lámparas grandes por otras más chicas pero ni aún logramos generar sensación de amplitud. Sin embargo, es posible recurrir a trucos visuales para cumplir con nuestro objetivo. Todo depende de tomar en cuenta algunos consejos a la hora de pintar y elegir los colores apropiados.
Elegí colores claros, especialmente el blanco
Un dormitorio pequeño debe ser luminoso y una buena forma de lograrlo es con el uso de los colores suaves y del blanco. Todos estos tonos ayudan a la luminosidad y permiten que los espacios se vean más despejados y menos agobiantes.
Algunas opciones para crear el efecto de amplitud son los colores beige como Intricate Ivory (SW 6350) o el Crisp Linen (SW 6378) de la paleta de Sherwin Williams. Este tipo de tonos pasteles ayudan a agrandar las habitaciones porque reflejan la luz y dan claridad. Asimismo, hacen ver los dormitorios más acogedores y cálidos.
Para magnificar los espacios, utilizá parte del mobiliario y elementos de decoración del mismo color que las paredes, así como cortinas livianas y blancas o de tonos neutros suaves.
Los colores azules y verdes pueden ser una buena elección
Los colores fríos pueden hacer que un espacio se perciba un poco más amplio de lo que realmente es. No necesariamente hay que pintar todas las paredes iguales, ni tampoco utilizar variantes muy oscuras. Lo mejor es decantarse por las tonalidades medias y suaves como el verde Sea Salt (SW 6204) utilizado en la fotografía de la habitación matrimonial que acompaña este artículo. Este color es uno de los aliados a la hora de generar lejanía entre los objetos y aumentar las proporciones reales del dormitorio.
Por otra parte, la gama de los azules como el Byte Blue (SW 6498) es ideal para transmitir amplitud y tranquilidad. Además, estos colores combinan perfectamente con el blanco creando espacios frescos y luminosos.
Alejate de los grandes contrastes
Un ambiente pequeño puede lucir amplio si se unifica el color, pintando todas las paredes iguales, incluso el techo puede ir en el mismo tono. Si el resultado te parece un poco aburrido, destacá una pared en un color de la misma gama un poco más oscuro.
Los colores neutros son siempre recomendados
Los neutros son bienvenidos siempre en ambientes pequeños. Un color neutro crea un clima relajado y armoniza con casi cualquier otro, por lo que podés pintar las paredes de arena Popular Gray (SW 6071), o probar con un gris suave como el Repose Gray(SW 7015) que está presente en la fotografía del cuarto infantil.
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          Stop wasting time online!   

It’s so easy to fritter away time. Even with a looming deadline, we can fall down the Twitter rabbit hole, get sucked into studying all of our friends’ Facebook vacation photos, and find every flimsy excuse to not get work done. Is there a better way? I like to believe it’s possible to use social […]

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          Hands-on Social Media Workshop, Toronto July 2017   

Are you floundering when it comes to understanding social media? Or perhaps a friend or colleague needs help getting up to speed with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms. On July 27, 2017 I’ll be leading another Hands-on Social Media Workshop. Within the safety and collegiality of a small group, we will cover the WHY […]

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          After Chris Paul trade, Twitter absolutely savaged DeAndre Jordan   
Twitter endlessly mocked DeAndre Jordan after Chris Paul was traded to Houston.
          Social Media 101 Workshop, Toronto   

One of my favourite things: leading workshops to introduce people to the how and why of social media. Despite the seeming ubiquity of social media, I often encounter people who are flummoxed by Facebook, tormented by Twitter, puzzled by Pinterest and left out on LinkedIn. My Social Media 101 Workshop on February 3, 2017 can […]

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          Duke vs. Virginia Tech: Ask a Hokies’ beat writer   
Each week, I'll (hopefully) talk to a beat writer who covers Duke's opponent. Today we have Andy Bitter, who covers the Hokies for the Roanoke Times/Virginian-Pilot. Links to his work can be found here and check out his blog here. Andyis also on Twitter at @AndyBitterVT.

1. After last year's 7-6 campaign and near-losses to Conference USA's Marshall and East Carolina, many were declaring the end of the Frank Beamer era of dominance. Since then, though, the Hokies have gone 3-0 in conference play and risen to No. 16 in the AP Poll. Is everything back to normal in Blacksburg?

In a way, yes. The offense, at least since Michael Vick left Blacksburg, has never really been anything special. Even during the Tyrod Taylor years, Tech had some pretty statistically bad offenses. So the fact that Scot Loeffler's crew ranks 110th nationally in total yards isn't really too much of a departure from what the Hokies have been like in the past decade. But they're doing some things more effectively on offense. Quarterback Logan Thomas looks sharper, especially with his progressions and mechanics. The receivers are making plays. They're not making crippling turnovers like they were last year. In essence, they're doing just enough.

And just enough is more than enough for this defense, which is a vintage Bud Foster group, limiting the yards but also disrupting things by getting to the quarterback and forcing turnovers. Even the tight wins against Marshall and East Carolina -- who I think are actually pretty decent teams -- were how Virginia Tech normally wins games: lean on the defense and get enough offense to do the trick. It's been a successful formula for Beamer for the last 20-plus years. It makes sense that it's working again this season.

2. Last year's defense was a surprise disappointment, but this year's has been a pleasant surprise, ranking No. 2 in the country in total defense. Why is this year's group so much better?

If you ask Foster, he'll say experience and depth. The starting defensive line and inside linebackers have five seniors among them. The secondary has everyone, except for Antone Exum so far, back and in the same spot they were playing last year (they shuffled things around in the 2012 offseason). And on top of that experience, Tech doesn't drop off significantly when it gets to the backups, especially up front. The d-line goes about eight deep. It's good enough that the Hokies are trying to find a role for sophomore defensive end Dadi Nicolas, who had three sacks in a hybrid DE/OLB position against Pittsburgh.

The other big thing has been the true freshman cornerbacks, Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson. They've played well beyond their years, enough that the Hokies haven't had Exum, a second-team All-ACC performer last year, play in a game this season and they still rank third nationally in passing defense and interceptions. Fuller has been able to play both a regular cornerback spot and a nickelback position, which Tech has used the vast majority of the time (and will against Duke). Facyson has thrived when he's been in, with a team-high four picks (although he's dealing with a concussion this week). Last year, Tech didn't have anybody after Kyle Fuller and Antone Exum at corner. This year, they do.

3. If Duke is going to stay in this game, it's going to be because the offense is putting up points. Where is the weakest spot in the defense?

There aren't a ton of weaknesses, although I will say the Hokies have occasionally been vulnerable on passes across the middle. Safety Detrick Bonner hasn't had the most consistent season in pass coverage and has given up some yardage in one-on-one matchups across over the middle. Other than that, there aren't many chinks in the armor. The key is probably protection. The Hokies' pass defense has been good, but that's in large part thanks to the pressure the defensive line is putting on the quarterback. Duke will have to protect well and Anthony Boone will need to get rid of the ball quickly, because Virginia Tech's opponents haven't had a whole bunch of time to throw this year.

A mobile quarterback has a much better shot. Pitt's Tom Savage was a sitting duck a few weeks ago (Tech sacked him eight times and probably could have had 12), but Marshall's Rakeem Cato and North Carolina's Marquise Williams had some success moving around in the pocket and getting some decent yardage scrambling. It definitely gives the Hokies at least one more thing to think about.

4. Part of the reason the Hokies almost lost to C-USA teams was because of that anemic offense, led by the uneven performances of QB Logan Thomas. You look at the point totals from the three ACC wins - 17-10 over Georgia Tech, 27-17 over UNC and 19-9 over Pitt -- and they don't jump off the page. Has the offense improved of late, though?

I think it has, even though the running game has still been abysmal, one of the worst the Hokies have had under Beamer in fact. But Thomas has played better. In ACC play, he's completing 65 percent of his passes for 251 yards a game, with five touchdowns and no interceptions. He's thrown 109 straight passes without an interception, which is approaching his career-best streak. It's helped that the receivers, who had about 10 drops in the season-opening loss to Alabama, have come around, turning into viable options for Thomas to throw to. The offensive line has been OK at pass blocking but leaves plenty to be desired on the ground.

The Hokies aren't going to have an offense that goes up and down the field and put up great stats, but with a defense like they have, they don't really have to. So far, they've controlled the clock (36th nationally in time of possession) and haven't turned the ball over. Last year's team struggled with both of those things, and it stressed a defense that wasn't quite up to the task of carrying things. This year, Tech has that defense, so Beamer is content with winning ugly. The key is Thomas. If he's off, there aren't many players on the offense who can carry the day.

5. How and why is Cody Journell still the Hokies' kicker? He's 7-of-11 on field goal attempts this year and has missed at least one kick in the last four games he's lined up for a field goal (and he went 0-for-2 against ECU)?

Beamer seems to have a soft spot for Journell, who was the first scholarship kicker he's had straight out of high school since Shayne Graham and who has had some missteps -- an ugly breaking and entering arrest that led him to miss the '11 Sugar Bowl and a recent one-game suspension for a violation of team rules -- that most coaches wouldn't put up with.

On top of that, he was genuinely bad in the East Carolina game earlier this year. He technically only finished 0-for-2 on field goal attempts, but he also missed an extra point and had another field goal miss from a reasonable distance wiped out by a penalty. He was suspended for the Marshall game and has since been OK, although he has some strange misses. He was good from 39 at Georgia Tech but then had a dead pull from one of the hashes on a 25-yarder that would have put the game away. He went 4-for-5 with a career-long 48-yarder against Pittsburgh (earning ACC Specialist of the Week honors), but he also missed from 33.

Bottom line: he's a senior and Tech doesn't really have anybody else. Ethan Keyserling stepped in during Journell's suspension against Marshall and went 0-for-3 (although the weather was horrible that game). Journell is good enough to hit from 50, and he saved the Hokies' butt on three or four occasions last year, but I don't know if anyone in Blacksburg, outside of Beamer, is entirely comfortable whenever he's lining up for a kick.

Bonus: I was asked to do this after dropping the ball last weekend in Charlottesville: where are good breakfast spots in Blacksburg for the early arrives, and where should out-of-towners head to get dinner and a drink after the game?

I don't know of too many good breakfast spots. Don't get out that early too often. I think Lefty's Main Street Grille has a solid breakfast. Bull & Bones also has a breakfast, although I haven't sampled it yet.

As for afterward, both of those places are good dinner options too. Cabo Fish Taco is one of my personal favorites for lunch/dinner. I recommend the Soy Ginger Shrimp Tacos. Downtown, TOTS is probably the bar most people will suggest for post-game drinking (order a Rail). I'd also suggest Bull & Bones for drinking afterward. It's a little bit away from downtown and they brew their own beer.

Thanks to Andy for his time. Be sure to check Duke Now for more Duke football news.

- Laura Keeley
          UNC coach Larry Fedora has difficulty explaining costly delay-of-game penalty   
CHAPEL HILL — At the end of a confounding loss, the greatest question that surrounded North Carolina focused on its most confounding play: With three timeouts and with less than six minutes to play, how could the Tar Heels, inches away from a first down, take a costly delay of game penalty?

UNC allowed Miami to drive 90 yards to score the game-winning touchdown that gave the Hurricanes a 27-23 victory on Thursday night. The Tar Heels faltered in the red zone, and scored a touchdown on just one of their five trips inside Miami’s 20-yard line.

Amid all that went wrong, though, the delay of game penalty might have stood above the rest. Before it, UNC was preparing for a 3rd-and-inches play from its own 49-yard line. The Tar Heels needed less than a yard for a first down. Had they converted it, they likely could have burned at least another minute or two off the game clock.

Instead, the penalty moved UNC back five yards. Instead of a 3rd-and-inches, it was now a 3rd-and-5. And then it was 3rd-and-10, after Jon Heck, the freshman right tackle, committed a false start penalty. In the span of two whistles, UNC lost 10 yards without even taking a snap.

On the 3rd-and-10 play, Miami sacked UNC quarterback Bryn Renner and the Tar Heels punted, setting up the Hurricanes’ final drive. Had UNC called a timeout on 3rd-and-inches, maybe the game ends differently. Instead, the Tar Heels were left to wonder, again, what-if?

Larry Fedora, the UNC coach, afterward explained the delay penalty like this:

“I was hoping to pick up a first down,” he said. “And it was third and about one yard or less than a yard. We substituted and (the officials) felt like they needed to stand over the ball until we couldn’t snap it. So I’m not sure I still understand that yet. I’ll have to get an interpretation there. … That’s my fault.”

UNC made substitutions on the play, and Fedora said the officials told him that because of that substitution, Miami needed to be allowed three seconds to make its own substitutions.

“I thought there was a lot more than three seconds on the clock when we substituted,” he said. “Maybe there weren’t. I don’t know. I thought there was well over that.”

Either way, UNC had three timeouts left. There were less than six minutes left. It needed just inches. A quarterback sneak likely would have gotten the job done. The Tar Heels finished the game with 500 yards of offense, but they didn’t have an opportunity to get the one yard they needed most.

A screenshot that began circulating early Friday morning shows one of the officials standing over the ball with one second left on the play clock before the delay of game call. InsideCarolina.com posted the picture on its Twitter account, and the screenshot verifies Fedora’s explanation that an official was standing over the ball.

Even so, it doesn’t explain why UNC simply didn’t just call a timeout.

-- Andrew Carter
          Miami QB Nico Pierre commits to Duke   
Even when Duke was in the midst of back-to-back 3-9 seasons, head coach David Cutcliffe had his reputation of developing successful NFL quarterbacks.

Now, with the Blue Devils reaching new levels of success, he is getting the recruits to match the pedigree.

Miami Coral Reef quarterback Nico Pierre, ranked a 4-star recruit by ESPN, chose Duke last week on an unofficial visit. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback is arguably Duke’s top recruit of the Cutcliffe era (with Parade all-American and Elite 11 QB Sean Renfree as his main competition). Pierre’s other suitors included Nebraska, Wisconsin, Mississippi State and Wake Forest.

“When I went up there, I felt good,” Pierre said. “I felt like I was at home. The program just felt right, too.”

Pierre felt so strongly about his decision that he and his high school coach, Chevas Clements, scrapped their plan to visit Wake Forest and instead headed home to Miami.

Pierre, who has attended college camps around the country, decided to visit the Blue Devils first because they were on top of his list. The coaches kept in constant contact with him and made him feel like he was already part of the team, he said. And when he arrived on campus and confirmed his feelings about the school, he made his commitment.

“Over 95 percent of all black athletes graduate,” Clements said. “Things like that catch your eye.

“The school, Duke University, kind of speaks for itself,” Clements added. “But then with the coaching staff and their reputation of developing quarterbacks, that was a big thing. Because if he goes there and is able to play and develop under Coach Cutcliffe for four years, he’ll most likely have a opportunity to play on Sundays.”

Kurt Roper, Duke’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, has visited Pierre in Miami. But both Pierre and Clements cited associate head coach Scottie Montgomery, who rejoined the Blue Devils in February after three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as the recruiter that sealed the deal (South Florida is one of Montgomery’s main recruiting territories).

“Picking up some of these Miami and South Florida guys, Duke is on the rise,” Clements said. “This is where the speed is at, this is where all the major programs come to get talent. Duke had a presence this recruiting season because of Scottie Montgomery. He does a great job.”

Duke now must keep Pierre committed until he can sign a national letter of intent in February, a task far easier said than done in college football. But if Pierre is drawn to Cutcliffe’s quarterback legacy—both of his Duke starters, Thad Lewis and Sean Renfree, are in the NFL, as well as his most famous protégées, Peyton and Eli Manning—the Blue Devils could be hard to beat.

Pierre is the 12th commit in a class expected to only have around 15 players. Here is a rundown of the others, complete with highlight videos (stars are taken from Rivals.com rankings):

Tinashe Bere, LB, Cincinnati (Ohio) Sycamore

Zavier Carmichael, OLB, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's Episcopal

Christian Harris, OT, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill

Jonathan Lloyd, QB/ATH, Graham (N.C.) Southern Almanace

Trip McNeill, OT, Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County

Nico Pierre, QB, Miami Coral Reef

Alonzo Saxton, CB, Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Hartley

Kameron Schroeder, OT, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks

**Zach Harmon, C, Toldeo (Ohio) Central Catholic

**Jake Sanders, OG, Carrollton (Ga.)

**Taariq Shabazz, DE, Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.)

**Chris Taylor, WR, Pompano Beach (Fla.) North Broward Prep

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- Laura Keeley



          Laura Keeley's preseason ACC football ballot   
An old-time tradition: predicting the end results of a season before any teams have taken the field. For football, it made sense to go through and attempt to predict the outcome of every conference game. After that task was done, I tallied the results, broke a few ties and filled out my ballot.

Before you make fun of my ballot, though, check out a few stories from Sunday: Andrew Carter on the overall state of the ACC, Luke DeCock on the new arrivals, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, and yours truly with notes from Duke, UNC and N.C. State (Kareem Morris's comments on South Carolina are worth checking out).

Now, in the spirit of transparency, here are my preseason ACC predictions.

Atlantic
Clemson
Florida State
Syracuse
N.C. State
Boston College
Maryland
Wake Forest

Coastal
Miami
Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech
North Carolina
Duke
Pittsburgh
Virginia

ACC Champion
Clemson

Preseason ACC Player of the Year
Tajh Boyd, Clemson

The main takeaway from this exercise: both divisions have two tiers of teams. In the Atlantic, there's Clemson and Florida State, a large gap and then five mediocre teams that could really win or lose any game against a fellow mediocre team.

In the Coastal, there are more contenders. Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and UNC all have a shot to win the division, in my estimation. Draw a line, and then there's Duke, Pittsburgh and Virginia to fight for fifth place.

I had both UNC and Georgia Tech finishing 5-3 in ACC play. Georgia Tech took third by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker. My other tiebreakers: Duke over Pittsburgh and Boston College over Maryland.

Feel free to disagree.

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-- Laura Keeley
          Echoer Videos   
Here are a couple of videos of how the Echoer app works:

It is an emotional story of a high school football coach, Grant Taylor (compellingly acted by Alex Kendrick, who also directed and co-wrote the movie), as he is facing the difficulties of his life (the metaphorical “giants”). He is on the verge of losing his job as coach of the Shiloh Eagles because they keep losing. He and his wife are heart-broken by their inability to have a baby. The couple are scraping by on his small salary and cannot afford to buy a new car.

But then he prays.

And his attitude changes. He decides that instead of worrying about all that’s going wrong in his life, he will live whole-heartedly to glorify God in everything he does.

He tells the team that he is initiating a new team philosophy: “We need to give God our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him, and if we lose, we praise Him.”

It is at this stage in the story that miracles begin to happen: Somebody anonymously gives Grant a brand new pickup truck. The Eagles begin to win. And his wife discovers she’s pregnant.

***SPOILER ALERT!***

I have to tell the rest of the story of this movie in order to make my point. The culmination of the movie has this small Christian school’s football team making the state playoffs. I was hoping that they’d lose so that this movie can provide my three children (ages 13, 11, and 11) the lesson that winning is not all there is in life and that what the coach says is really true: “If we win, we praise Him, and if we lose, we praise Him.”

And they did indeed lose! The sad coach says to his wife, “I thought for sure we’d win that game!”

But wait a minute! The other team cheated by having an ineligible player on their team, so the Eagles get to advance in the playoffs due to the forfeit! What a miracle!

Extraordinarily, the Eagles make it all the way to the State Championship against the big, ominous Giants, who are dressed in all black, and have a fat mean-spirited man as their head coach. Against all odds, the Eagles win on a field goal by the kid who also facing his “giant” of feeling inadequate to play on the football team. Wow!

As the credits began to scroll, one of my kids said, “That was amazing! If this really didn’t happen, I wouldn’t believe it!”

”What?” This caused me to stop everyone from going up to bed. “This didn’t really happen,” I said, “This is a fictional movie.”

That’s when the anger and crying began. They were so upset that this movie was not true. They felt that it was wrong, down-right lying, to tell such a story if it did not really happen.

The movie’s premise was that if you prayed and gave your all to God, life will turn out wonderful and all the hardships in life will be overcome by miracles from God. You will win the big game. My kids wanted to believe that.

And when I told my kids “This movie is fiction,” they understood that to mean “This movie is a lie.”

Which it is.

God never promises that if we give him our best in every area of our lives that all our trials will be overcome by miracles and that our lives will become wonderful. Exactly the opposite is taught:

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)

Coach Grant Taylor told his team, “We need to give God our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him, and if we lose, we praise Him.” That is exactly right. The Apostle Peter was willing to praise God no matter what because he knew that the ultimate reward for faith in Christ is an inheritance that is yet to come. Jesus suffered and died, but overcame that with resurrection. We have that same hope in our trials. He wrote,

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”

Now to Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow and his faith in Jesus Christ has been a lightning rod of contention as his Broncos unexpectedly made the NFL playoffs and then won last week against the heavily-favored Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow’s dramatic overtime win (on the first play from scrimmage in OT, Tebow completed an 80 yard touchdown to win it) had people all aflutter. In that win, he threw for 316 yards and averaged 31.6 yards per completion. (Isn’t the Bible’s “most famous verse” John 3:16? And hey- Isn’t the coach of the Broncos named John? Whoa!) Facebook and Twitter were filled with people saying that Tim Tebow’s Christian faith must be the reason they won that game. He must be going all the way to win the Super Bowl.

That’s the way Alex Kendrick would have wrote it: The Broncos would have faced the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI and won it in dramatic fashion.

But this is reality. This is Tim Tebow living a real, authentic Christian life: one that truly says, “We need to give God our best in every area, and if we win, we praise Him, and if we lose, we praise Him.”

Tebow works hard at what he does (playing football) and because of that, he has experienced success. But Tebow knows that there is more to life than winning football games.

Legendary sports writer Rick Reilly recently wrote an article at ESPN.com titled “I Believe in Tim Tebow.” It is worth clicking over to read. In it, he explains what kind of person Tebow is.

“Who among us is this selfless?

Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.

Home or road, win or lose, hero or goat.”

There is a difference between the fictional story of “Facing the Giants” and the real-life story of Tim Tebow. Christians who want to use athletes’ or celebrities’ success as “proof” for the goodness of Christianity had better hear this.

NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington explains it best:

For the first time in seven days, each of which I spent in Denver because of Tim Tebow's polarizing impact on the NFL, the Broncos' quarterback and I finally had the chance to exchange more than the daily salutations I'd come to expect from the overbearing nature of Tebowmania.

We walked toward the exit -- among the last to leave the locker room after a 41-23 loss to the Patriots on Sunday -- as I began to ask the first of what I hoped would be a series of questions.

"How is the strength of your faith impacted after a loss?" I started.

"It puts things in perspective," Tebow said. "God is still God. I still have a relationship with Christ, and a loss doesn't change anything. Win or lose, everything is still the same. What matters is the girl I'm about to see, Kelly Faughnan. If I can inspire hope in someone, then it's still a good day."

And just like that, with a transition smooth enough to make a movie producer proud, Tebow crossed through the threshold of a doorway to the glowing face of a 22-year-old survivor of a brain tumor. After one question, the interview was over. A more important priority awaited him.

That’s the kind of movie “Facing the Giants” could have been.

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          Fermiamo l’oscuramento di twitter in Turchia. #TurkeyblockedTwitter   

Nella notte del 20 marzo 2014 l’autorità delle telecomunicazioni turca ha bloccato l’accesso a twitter in Turchia dopo la frase “Estirperemo Twitter” che il premier turco Recep Tayyp Erdogan, aveva detto qualche giorno fa.  Un fatto gravissimo, senza precedenti nel paese, che come per tanti altri eventi nel mondo può essere considerato un precedente sempre pericoloso. Questa […]

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          Game day: Diamondbacks recall Ketel Marte after Nick Ahmed's injury   
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          Programa para criar um cabeçalho profissional para o seu site   
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          CNN’s Van Jones on Trump: “The Russia Thing Is Just a Big Nothing Burger”   
(ANTIMEDIA)  — Project Veritas has released the second installment of its “American Pravda” investigative series aimed at exposing “the real motivations behind the decision-making process at our dominant media corporations.” Part One, released early Tuesday morning, caused chaos on social media as Donald Trump and his camp took to Twitter to gloat while major news […]
          【iPhone&iPad】アプリセール情報 – 2017年6月28日版   
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          Forçar no twitter   
Ai galera estou começando agora vou tá ai tentando ajudar vocês melhorar seu PC pra que na hora que ah galera for mexer ai no seu computador tenha melhor conforto sem problemas com antivírus com PC com windows piratas entre outros problemas que dar quando estamos mexendo.
Então estou pedindo ajuda da galera pra tá seguindo no twitter pra eu tá esclarecendo as duvidas ok.


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          Comunicación y poder en la sociedad red   
MEDIOS, TELEFONITOS Y REDES SOCIALES Extracto de la charla de Manuel Castells en Buenos Aires. Gentileza Fundación OSDE.


Expertos de la comunicación, investigadores, periodistas, los cholulos de siempre y algunos figurones inclasificables componían el auditorio que en la sede porteña de la Fundación Osde se disponía a escuchar al sociólogo español Manuel Castells. Entre todos, tal vez haya sido Gustavo Grobocopatel, el hombre estigmatizado con el título de rey de la soja, quien recibía la mayor cantidad de saludos y agradecimientos por su presencia a esta ponencia magistral sobre Comunicación y poder en la sociedad red, un tema con el que viene coqueteando casi tanto como con su banda de folklore que podría llamarse Los Grobo pero se llama Cruz del sur. Sabiamente puntual, el antropólogo Alejandro Grimson, se encargó de subir al pedestal al orador de la noche. Contó rápido que Alain Touraine había sido su mentor y que Castells estaba entre los cinco teóricos sociales más referenciados de los últimos tiempos, a la par de figuras como Habermas, Giddens, Sassen y Beck. Mencionó varias veces a su archiconocida trilogía La era de la información pero dejó claro que Castells llegó a Buenos Aires para presentar su último trabajo, Comunicación y poder, un texto todavía no editado en la Argentina que, según su autor, es el resultado de una investigación que le llevó diez años. De resultado incierto, diría el propio Castells, ya que "tan pronto como se seca la tinta empiezo a cambiar de idea".

Bien informático, Castells arrancó diciendo que "en las relaciones de poder se encuentra el código fuente de cualquier sociedad". Y habló de una dialéctica, que no es la materialista en términos marxistas por cierto, pero es la que para él encierra el debate principal sobre estos tiempos. Cien por ciento gramsciano, el sociólogo definió: "Donde hay poder hay contrapoder, donde hay dominación hay resistencia". Y explicó luego que de esas relaciones surgen compromisos parciales que generan cambios y nuevas normas. Nada nuevo hasta allí. Apenas algo de contexto para aclimatar la dirección de su charla. "El poder es una relación, no se lo toma", avisó entonces categórico, aunque sobren ejemplos de que una cosa no impida la otra. "Ese poder, esa capacidad relacional se usa para influenciar y defender los valores e intereses del empoderado. Y de allí surge la batalla para influenciar nuestras mentes", esbozó.

Habló Castells de las dos vías para ostentar ese poder, a través del monopolio de la violencia o a través de construcción de significados. "Si no te convenzo, te mato", graficó. Una violencia e intimidación que puede construir tanto adhesión como resignación. Otra vez calcó la definición de hegemonía de Gramsci para quien el poder de las clases dominantes sobre las clases sometidas en el modo de producción capitalista no está dado solo por el control de los aparatos represivos del Estado sino fundado en la "hegemonía" cultural que las clases dominantes logran ejercer a través del control del sistema educativo, de las instituciones religiosas y de los medios de comunicación. Esos mecanismos consensuales de la dominación burguesa han entrado en una nueva etapa según Castells. No es que hayan desaparecido pero ahora se definen cada vez más en la sociedad red.

Suficiente contexto para que Castells se lanzara con todo su peso sobre el tema que lo trajo aquí. "El poder en la sociedad red es multidimensional y todas esas dimensiones dependen del sistema de comunicación", arriesgó. Algo así como decir que los intentos de cambio social y político dependerán casi exclusivamente de la posibilidad de transformar ese sistema de comunicaciones. Se basa en la teoría de la inteligencia afectiva Castells para avisar de los riesgos que implicaría perder las batallas de la comunicación. Batallas que sólo pueden llevarse a cabo si conservamos esos terrenos comunales que son las redes de comunicación que Internet ha hecho posible . La tarea no es sencilla. Ya lo viene advirtiendo Richard Stallman con un activismo más extremo desde hace años. Quienes ostentan el poder en la sociedad red buscan cercar la comunicación mediante redes comercializadas y/o vigiladas con el fin de cerrar la mente pública programando la conexión entre comunicación y poder. Algo que ya hicieron en el mundo real, plusvalía mediante. Pero que ahora la suma de individuos con espíritu colaborativo puede torcer en el mundo virtual. ¿Puede?

El éxito en Internet, que todavía es un espacio libre pero no tan libre al decir de Derrick de Kerkhove, muchas veces está ligado a impulsar la autonomía ciudadana. Castells sitúa entre estos impulsores a compañías como Google o Facebook. Y no porque sean seguidores de Stallman, sino porque ése es su negocio. "Google vende libertad. Si no lo hace, mañana aparecen dos chicos que crean un nuevo Google y le quitan la audiencia". Para Castells, en este sentido la competencia sigue siendo amplia y abierta. Menos democráticos y abiertos, son los operadores, que según el sociólogo (varios ejemplos le dan la razón) buscan acabar con esa neutralidad. "Quieren cerrar las tierras comunales, ese es el gran problema", dice Castells. Todo un atentado contra la preservación de las libertades. (Bastaría citar el caso de Filadelfia, que reculó con su wifi gratuito ante el asedio de los operadores) Y luego Castells insistirá con algo que ya ha repetido mil veces: "Los gobiernos odian Internet". Aunque más tarde sea menos categórico cuando sostengan que, en realidad, lo que todos los gobiernos se preguntan, es cómo controlarla. Y allí usan los latiguillos de siempre. Hay que proteger a los niños, bloquear tal o cual cosa. ¿Por qué no protegen a los niños de verdad? ¿Qué hacen contra el hambre, la miseria? "Los gobiernos tienen perdida la batalla, dice Castells. Pueden matar al mensajero, pero al mensaje no"

Y esa es una de las claves de lo que Castells llama autocomunicación. Un modo desintermediado de producir, acceder y compartir mensajes. Por oposición a los medios y basado en las redes sociales. No es que lo mediático haya desaparecido, todavía es a ése formato que debe adaptarse el lenguaje de la política. Para Castells los partidos políticos siguen siendo importantes, pero tienen que contar con un líder y necesariamente deben pasar por los medios. Medios que, por lo general cuando quieren destruir o generar desconfianza apelan a la política del escándalo. Una política que se basa en armas tales como la investigación opositiva, que se ha vuelto una industria, o en el latiguillo de que en la política todo el mundo está financiado ilegalmente. Según Castells esa política del escándalo está produciendo efectos variables. Y desde hace un tiempo, a las crisis de legitimidad o a la desconfianza generalizada, que suelen ser los efectos buscados, se opone lo que Castells llama fatiga del escándalo, un efecto colateral por el que todos aparecen como igualmente corruptos. "Como todos son iguales, yo me quedo con mi mentiroso, que es más simpático". Frente a este desgaste de la relación entre comunicación y poder, una verdadera crisis de legitimidad, surgen estas formas que Castells llama Autocomunicación.

Un concepto para el que obviamente Internet y los dispositivos móviles serán claves y dónde las redes sociales son, hoy, el pilar de esa comunidad. "Twitter es fantástico para hacer la revolución, pero cuando hay que explicar el programa revolucionario nos vamos a Facebook", dice Castells. ¿Puede alguien creer que la revolución vendrá a partir de estas herramientas tecnológicas, de las comunidades que se arman a través de ellas? ¿Siendo Twitter y Facebook empresas, qué clase de revolución permitirían? En realidad, lo que Castells sugiere es que las redes sociales, llámense como se llamen, están abiertas tanto a los activistas como a los ideólogos. Y que lentamente vamos a un proceso de desintermediación comunicativa. La sociedad sería entonces capaz de automediatizarse dando fin a los monopolios. O desbaratando cualquier tipo de intento por tergiversar la información. Castells rescató para ilustrarlo un ejemplo bien conocido, cuando el PP de Aznar buscó adjudicarle los atentados de Atocha en Madrid a ETA para ganar tiempo en las elecciones que finalmente perdió cuando se supo había sido Al Qaeda.

Confía en una autocomunicación de masas Castells. En una sociedad dispuesta a producir cambios. Y no cree para nada en las segmentaciones forzadas que hablan de mundos virtuales y reales. "No hay separación, todos vivimos en un híbrido. Todo lo que hacemos es virtual y a la vez físico", dice el sociólogo. Y agrega: "El debate se hace cada vez más por Internet, pero el compromiso se manifiesta en la calle. Aunque también se puedan cortar calles en Internet". De allí la importancia de defender ese espacio público híbrido, fundamental en todas las sociedades. Pero el salto, para Castells, está en ese paso de la esfera institucional a la comunicativa. "El poder se debate y se lucha en las redes sociales", dice Castells. ¿Volverán las ideologías a estar en debate por sobre la política del escándalo? El mensaje de Castells suena posmoderno a veces, pero él mismo le cede la palabra a la inteligencia colectiva, colaborativa. En pro de la confianza mutua, la liberación de los internautas será obra de los internautas mismos... Ya lo dijo alguien, ¿no?

          Know Thy Enemy   

By Michelle Ray (twitter: @GaltsGirl)

The IRS admitted to targeting Conservative groups. Then, they passed along information to a liberal nonprofit. Why? Thanks to Tj Thompson for putting my thoughts into video format.

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          Who's Talking About Making Spaces?   
If you follow us on Twitter or are a Facebook fan then you’d know we’ve had a little media coverage lately – most exciting. If you've not already seen the Made It interview published last week be sure to take a look. Thank you for your wonderful support!

But that's not all - this week, look out for an interview with Kirrily and Kirsten in The Parramatta Advertiser! It will be in print and online from tomorrow. 

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We're two weeks into our creative venture and having a ball. The response from customers and designers has been overwhelmingly positive - we love that you love what we're doing! We are heading towards our second month now and looking forward to more of the same. If you are a current designer we will be contacting you shortly regarding your cluster space and securing you for another month. If you've been thinking about applying to join Making Spaces now is a great time to get your application in as we'll be allocating retail spaces and market showcases for August/Sept very soon!

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          Save The Date: Boiler Room Returns to Shanghai   

Electronic music junkies and dance addicts better dust off their raving shoes, as Boiler Room is returning to Shanghai.

 

The London-based organisation are pioneers of alternative dance music, regularly throwing parties in New York, Miami, Brussels and Berlin, with their live broadcasts being watched by over 60 million fans every month, and on July 6, they’ll be in Shanghai.

 

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Boiler Room has teamed up with Budweiser to bring us the beats of internationally acclaimed DJs Mr Carmack, DJ Wordy, Knopha and Guzz. It’ll be delivered through their bone shattering sound-system and broadcast live on LeTV for those who can’t cop a ticket.

 

The event will be held in a secret location, which invitees will be informed of closer to the time. For more information and the chance to win exclusive guest list access just follow Boiler Room on WeChat at boilerroomtv. 

 

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Boiler Room is of the most celebrated and mysterious underground music live-streaming platforms and has become an international flag-bearer of youth underground subculture since founded by London-based CEO Blaise Belville in 2010. They made their China debut at a show in Shanghai late last year.

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          BrewDog at The Hop Project, Launch Party This Weekend   

Craft beer pop-up The Hop Project, on Dagu Lu, is announcing a BrewDog Tap Takeover. For six months, starting from the first of July, The Hop Project will be pouring a rotation of eight taps of Brewdog beers.  Some of these new beers have never been seen in China before, and will only be available at The Hop Project.

 

Craft beer in Shanghai: Brewdog at The Hop Project

In celebration the collaboration, a BrewDog Opening Party/Hop Fiction Release Party will be thrown on Saturday, complete with live music. There will be an exclusive launch of the limited edition Hop Fiction Pale Ale, as well as free gift bags for the first 50 people. It’ll be RMB30 for Punk and Hop Fiction pours.

 

BrewDog, founded in the UK in 2007, has since garnered international acclaim in craft beer industry. After brewing tiny batches and filling bottles by hand, they launched a large equity crowdfunding scheme in 2015 and opened a total of 44 BrewDog bars worldwide. A BrewDog brewer be visiting The Hop Project later this year to promote craft beer awareness, so expect to see craft beer information nights in addition to great parties.

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          Shanghai's Best Independence Day Events   

Ready to celebrate your home country's independence day? Here's a list of events and parties to help you get into the Independence day spirit. Cheers to North American independence!

Best independence day events Canada Day

Canada Day at Big Bamboo

Where: Big Bamboo 132 Nanyang Lu (near Tongren Lu), 南阳路132号 (近铜仁路)

When: Sat 10:30am

How Much: Free

Big Bamboo is celebrating Canada Day with all-day happy hours on their Canadian Club Bloody Caesar Moosehead. Hot dogs and burgers are RMB65 and comes with a bottle of Moosehead beer, add RMB10 for poutine. 

 

 

Best independence day events POP

POP Independence Day

Where: POP American Brasserie 7/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu), 中山东一路3号7楼 (近广东路)

When: Sat 11:00am

How Much: RMB208+

POP is hosting four days of non-stop USA Independence Day celebrations from July 1 to July 4. It kicks off with brunch on Saturday and Sunday, starting from RMB208 for two courses, plus a two-for-one deal on sangria punch, and on Monday and Tuesday, two-for-one selected summer cocktails.

 

 

Best independence day events Canada Day

Street Festival for Canada's 150th Anniversary at Rockbund

Where: No.1 Waitanyuan Rock Bund, 133 Yuanmingyuan Road (near Beijing Dong Lu), 外滩源,圆明园路133号 (近北京东路)

When: Sat 2:00pm

How Much: RMB100-200

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is throwing a lively street festival for the celebration of Canada's historic 150th birthday at Rockbund. There will be Canadian food, live music, art and fun activities for the whole family. Tickets are RMB100 for members, RMB150 for non-members, RMB60 for children (age 6 -12), and RMB200 at the door.

 

 

Best independence day events Zapata's party

Independence Day Party

Where: Zapata's 5 Hengshan Lu (near Dongping Lu), 衡山路5号 (近东平路)

When: Sat 9:10pm

How Much: Free

Wear red white and blue for a free corona at the door before 11pm. Crazy balloon hats and free tequila at the door. Drinking contests and much more.

 

 

Best independence day events Bar Gatsby

'Murica Pub Crawl: Independence Day Special

Where: Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu), 大沽路488号 (近石门一路)

When: Sat 9:30pm

How Much: RMB200

Celebrate 4th of July with Bar Gatsby's special red, white and blue bash. There will be shots and beer for all. Tickets are RMB200 with RSVP including an hour of open bar, complimentary patriotic accessories, shots and a party bus to take you to four huge bashes around town.

 

 

Best independence day events Star Spangled

Star Spangled Summer Fest at Lil' Laundry

Where: Lil' Laundry Unit 120, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu), 南京西路1376号 (近西康路)

When: Sun 11:00am

How Much: Free

Lil' Laundry is celebrating American Independence Day with a Star Spangled summer fest featuring reborn American classic foods, live music, a DJ line up, craft beer, prohibition era cocktails and more. They'll be inviting all-American restaurants and bars to join in, including Big Bamboo, Madison Kitchen, Egg, Spread The Bagel, Strictly Cookies, Element Fresh, Blind Pig, Boxing Cat Brewery, Fields, Alice's Time, Al's Diner and Senator Saloon. There will be a pie eating contest and a Charity Chug-Off. Both events cost RMB500 to enter and all proceeds will go to Shanghai Healing Home. Compete to win a keg party from Boxing Cat Brewery. To register, email Kaylynn@boxingcatbrewery.com.

 

 

Best independence day events Blind Pig

Independence Day at The Blind Pig

Where: The Blind Pig No. 8, 3338 Hongmei Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu), 虹梅路3338弄8号 (近延安西路)

When: Tue 10:30am

How Much: Free

The Bling Pig is celebrating American independence day by offering 50% off their spare ribs, TKo IPA and bourbons.

 

 

Best independence day events Sasha's

USA Independence Day BBQ at Sasha's

Where: Sasha's Restaurant and Bar 11 Dongping Lu (near Hengshan Lu), 东平路11号 (近衡山路)

When: Tue 6:00pm

How Much: RMB278

Sasha's is celebrating American independence day with an outdoor BBQ buffet, offering an all-you-can-eat spread and free-flow Carlsberg for RMB278 per person. All guests get a free Bourbon drink. Children enter at half-price.

 

 

Best independence day events Zapata's

Zapata’s Taco Buffet Fourth of July

Where: Zapata's 5 Hengshan Lu (near Dongping Lu), 衡山路5号 (近东平路)

When: Tue 6:00pm

How Much: RMB138

Zapata's is at it again. If there's a celebration of any kind, there's a taco buffet. Stuff your face with all-you-can-eat tacos and chicken wings for RMB138. It also includes free-flow Jim Beam and coke, Carlsberg and margaritas.

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          Jason Atherton To Open Sosharu in Shanghai   

Jason Atherton announces plans to open Sosharu, a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant in Shanghai.

 

Sosharu is Jason and Irha Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant and bar in London, created in collaboration with executive head chef Alex Craciun. Atherton spoke in an industry event in London this June, announcing plans to open a branch of Sosharu in Shanghai with Craciun next year. However, he added that plans could be put on hold due to Brexit.

 

Sosharu serves casual yet refined Japanese cuisine using British seasonal ingredients. It also has a cocktail bar, 7 Tales, serving drinks inspired by Japanese culture and philosophies.

 

Atherton launched his first venture in Shanghai, Table No. 1, at the Waterhouse at South Bund in May 2010, now helmed by Christopher Pitts. Following that was The Commune Social in 2013, headed by Scott Melvin.

 

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          The Best Speakeasy Bars in Shanghai   

Some of the best bars in Shanghai are hiding from you. You just have to know which door to open, which employee to ask, which secret lever to pull or button to press. Speakeasy bars are a big thing in Shanghai, and, in spite of prior predictions, the trend shows no sign of fizzling out anytime soon. This is our list of the best ones in town. Just don't tell anybody we told you.

 

best speakeasy bars in shanghai, the bunker.
 

The Bunker

If you’re looking for prohibition-style cocktails and a militaristic atmosphere, check out one of Xintiandi’s newer additions: The Bunker. It’s tucked away in back of Green & Safe The Barn, past the main dining room. There will be curt and efficient waiters in button ups serving you drinks with a mixture of intriguing ingredients in this dimly lit, well, bunker. For a breakfast-inspired drink, try the Morning Maneuver (RMB85), flavored with black tea and cinnamon with a layer of egg white foam floating on top. If you want to spice things up, look for the seasonal Mission Passion (RMB80), with passion fruit, mango and chili, but be ready for the mango flavor to take control. 

Address: No. 22, 188 Taicang Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu) 太仓路188弄22号 (近黄陂南路)
Tel: 5382-0315

 

Best speakeasy bars in shanghai, Barules.

Barules

Located in the Former French Concession, Barules is one of the bars in Shanghai that you might just miss if you’re not looking carefully. Search for the London-style red telephone booth on Fenyang Lu that marks the entrance and step inside for a night of creative and fun cocktails. Boyhood (RMB90) takes the Japanese style of mixology to create a fizzy mix of grape and homemade (alcoholic) ginger beer. Choose from sour, tiki, or bold drinks with intriguing names like “Bloom Bloom.” For a berry and lemon flavored drink, try Bramble (RMB75), which combines lemon with a Crème de Mure and Bombay Sapphire gin. With a friendly and attentive staff and interesting flavor combinations, you’ll be sure to have a fun night.
Address: 51 Fenyang Lu (near Fuxing Zhong Lu) 汾阳路51号 (近复兴中路)
Tel: 138-1713-1574

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Speak Low.

Speak Low

Founded by acclaimed mixologist Shingo Gokan, Speak Low is ranked one of the best bars in Shanghai, having placed #15 The World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2016. Slide behind the secret bookshelf of a cocktail supply store and find a speakeasy bar with wood panels, jazz music and well-dressed bartenders. Thecocktails are delicious, but be prepared to pay the price. They serve an intriguing mix of flavors, like the Green Dolphin St (RMB120)made with brown butter-infused Bacardi 8, banana, milk, cold brew coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, black pepper, and parsley. For something more savory, try the Sweet Lorraine (RMB120), which fuses Absolut Elyx with tomato water, a touch of lemon and tomato confit. There’s also another secret room on the top most floor where the cocktail prices jump a notch higher, too. Speak Low is also known for serving bacon as a garnish for cocktails. 
Address: 2/F & 3/F, 579 Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Ruijin Er Lu) 复兴中路579号 (近瑞金二路)
Tel: 6416-0133

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Xixi Bistro.

Xixi Bistro

Xixi Bistro is a fusion of traditional Shanghai with a contemporary touch, providing a speakeasy bar and dining experience. This Shanghai restaurant moved from their former lane house location to a new spot in Xintiandi, and has expanded to include two bars, a tiki lounge and a speakeasy bar in addition to the dining room. Enter into the tiki lounge for cocktails with a touch of tea and Chinese spices. Try the Silk Road (RMB70), a fruity, summertime drink made with five-spice powder, dark rum, lime and orange. Further down the hall and to the right is the speakeasy bar. Thedecor there is styled after 1930s Shanghai, complete with ornate lamps, furniture and even a vintage piano with a DJ booth built into it. A darker drink to try there is the Widow's Kiss (RMB95), an all-black drink. It combines Calvados, yellow Chartreuse, Benedictine, bitters and charcoal for color.

Address: Unit 02, No. 16, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu) 太仓路181弄新天地16号02单元 (近黄陂南路)
Tel:63218861

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Shrine.

Shrine

On the second floor of United Valley, there's a Catholic shrine that opens up into a speakeasy bar when you press your hand down on a bible and “confess your sins.” Following his previous two bars Taste Buds Cocktail Palace and the now defunct Starling, local mixologist Daniel An brings us this tranquil space with vintage cocktails and a list of his specialty Shrine “numbered” cocktails. Shrine No. 13 (RMB88) blends Irish whiskey, cinnamon and pineapple together in a foamy mixture. Or try the vodka-based Shrine No. 7 (RMB88), which is sweet with a sour bite. These delicious drinks achieve a strong balance between alcohol content and flavor. Take a trip to this dimly lit, intimate bar for a date, or any other night fit for a sin.

Address: 1/F 462 Changle Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu) 长乐路462号1楼 (近陕西南路)

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Second Moment.

Second Moment

If you find the automatic sliding door in the backroom of Hunan restaurant Spicy Moment, you’ll make your way into luminary mixologist Eddy Yang’s speakeasy, known as Second Moment. The small, old-timey bar has just enough room for you and some friends to order prohibition-style drinks. Try the Sazerac (RMB98), with a fusion of rye, cognac, absinthe, sugar, and bitters. Many of their drinks are typical of the average speakeasy, so for a more unique cocktail, taste the Milano-Torino (RMB78), a fragrant, yet bittersweet, Negroni-esque drink, made with Punt e Mes vermouth, Campari, maraschino and two kinds of bitters. Visit this illicit-feeling, dimly lit bar and tell us what you think yourself.

Address: 71 Wuyuan Lu (near Changshu Lu) 五原路71号 (近常熟路)
Tel: 6472-0775

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Oji.

Oji

This Japanese-style speakeasy has drinks carefully crafted and specially made for their guests. Located within the Zhong Plaza and hidden behind cocktail bar el Ocho, Oji is a great place to partake in Shanghai nightlife. After figuring out how to twist the vintage silver phone “door knob” on the blank wall in the back to get in, there won’t find a menu, but mixologist Naoji Oji creating drinks based on your preferred base alcohol and flavor. Ask for something spicy and you might get a tomato-based cocktail (RMB88) made with vodka and baijiu that’s a lighter Bloody Mary. For something stronger, try Oji’s take on a negroni (RMB88) with Canadian whisky, Italian harbor wine, and bitters. The drinks are reasonably priced, but be prepared for a longer wait - Oji’s methodology can’t be rushed.

Address: Zhong Plaza, 3/F, 99 Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu) 泰兴路99号3楼 (近吴江路)
Tel: 152-1660-2685

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Barber Shop.
 

Barber Shop

In a barbershop on Yongjia Lu that looks suspiciously clean and empty, you may stumble into a speakeasy bar with the same name if you head to the back and look behind the mirror. Although a majority of the decor and characteristics can be found in similar bars in Shanghai, there’s a unique outdoor area and wooden paneled patio to look for. The elaborate drinks also make it worth a visit. For a sweet mixture, check out Why Nut? (RMB85),  made with gin, sherry, soymilk powder, vanilla syrup. You can also try a Justin Bieber (RMB90), which combines rum, passion fruit, cinnamon, lime and mint, and you’ll get a fun tiki glass too. 

Address: 615 Yongjia Lu (near Wulumuqi Lu) 永嘉路615号近乌鲁木齐路
Tel: 188-0177-7008

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          Nightlife and Arts News in Shanghai: July 2017    

 

Good news, festival season is heating up and the folks behind JZ Festival have released their official lineup. As of now, the performers include: old-school funk act Kool and the Gang along with Andy Summers formerly of 1980’s power trio The Police as well as 50 or so other international and local artists. 

 

kool in the gang at jz jazz festival shanghai.

Meanwhile on August 5, new club ALL has booked a Concrete and Grass Festival pre-show featuring electronic music producer Elysia Crampton as well as grime music artist Bok Bok. While headliners haven’t been announced, expect a mish-mash of jazz, dream pop, J-Rock, and Chinese indie bands, along with a hip-hop headliner of sorts. Also, good news for hip-hop junkies, DJ pioneer Grandmaster Flash is likely scheduled for a set at Le Baron on August 1 or 4. 

 

On October 14 English duo The Candle Thieves will be bringing the rock at Mao Livehouse. On the art front, Cabaret Broadway, is set to return to Chair Club this fall. Get ready for a series of performances highlighting musical hits of yesterday. Finally, Shanghai Comedy Club has booked Australian comedian Adam Hunter for late August, as well as Tom Rhodes in late October.  

October will also  see the return of the Shanghai International Arts Festival, a month long arts extravaganza complete with public performances, workshops, exhibitions, and arts classes for all.

 

grandmaster flash at le baron shanghai.

 

Also, stay tuned for the Shanghai Comic  Convention at the World Expo Center for three days of pop culture fun, focused around comics, movies, TV and video games.

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          Mine - Episode 198 - Taylor Talk Classic - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast   

Episode 198 - 

You are (still) the best thing that’s ever been mine. In Episode 198 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we bring you a Taylor Talk Classic: the song analysis of “Mine.” We chose this episode in honor of Rachel. This past week, in Brisbane, Australia, Taylor Swift performed “Mine” on the b-stage in honor of a fan, Rachel, who was tragically killed in a car accident with her mother. This touching song about love that endures all is a Swifty favorite. Let us know what you think of the song. Enjoy the Taylor Talk flashback!

 

Taylor Swift, you are the best thing that’s ever been mine!In Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Mine” in honor of this past Valentines Day. “Mine” is perhaps one of Taylor’s only true love songs, but is it actually true or just a day dream? Contact us to let us know what you think of the song. In other news, the RED Tour is coming to Asia. Check out taylorswift.com/REDtourAsia for tour dates and where to buy tickets. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Mine” Song Analysis:

– Taylor said this song is about “finding someone who would make you believe in love”

– We love the depth the music video adds to the line “you made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.”

– How crazy was it to see Taylor Swift pregnant in the video?

– Fun fact: Taylor Swift picked her music video sons after meeting them in an ice cream parlor in Nashville.

– Diane fangirls remembering when Taylor performing “Mine” live on the b-stage in Indiana.

Other Topics:

– What do you think of Taylor’s new short haircut?

– Hooray! The RED Tour is coming to Asia!

– We’re dusting off our ask.fm account, so if you ask us something, we’ll answer 

– If Taylor were an Olympic athlete, what sport would she participate in?

– If Swifties ruled the world, a “pathetic single girls party” will be a holiday


          Taylor Talk LIVE - Episode 196 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast   

Episode 196 - 

From our living room to yours, we bring you Taylor Talk Live! Episode 196 was recorded live to our listeners via Youtube on November 7th 3pm PST / 6pm EST. You can watch the Youtube version or listen on iTunes to hear us discuss the end of the US 1989 Tour. We analyze the setlist, costumes, and compare the 1989 Tour to Taylor’s other tours. If you have seen the 1989 Tour, was it your favorite tour or does another tour hold a special place in your heart? Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 196 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: The 1989 World Tour Wrap Up

– In the four years Taylor Talk has been on the air, we’ve had over 3.7 million downloads! What!

– Adam inspires us (bores us) with more Taylor Talk statistics.

– Did you know that Taylor gave every single fan a present at each concert?

– The Setlist — What was your favorite performance? Any songs you wished would have been included on tour?

– Everyone was excited about all the male dancers on tour.

– Listener engagement really made this episode fun! We loved hearing from you on twitter #TaylorTalkLive.

– Some lucky winners will get their Taylor Talk t-shirts very soon!

– See a complete list of the 1989 World Tour special guests on theswiftagency.com.

– Check out Steve’s 1989 Special Guest playlist on Spotify.

 

Calendar:

– November 10, 11, 12: The 1989 World Tour – Shanghai, China 

 

Submit to the Show!

EMAIL: TaylorTalk@TaylorSwift13.org

TWITTER: @TaylorTalk13

FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TaylorTalk13

TAYLOR CONNECT: TaylorTalk13

VOICEMAIL: (240) 31-SWIFT / (240) 317-9438

ASK.FM: Ask.Fm/TaylorTalk13


          Croissants   

Croissants

Hi there, I had this video on Youtube for a while already but I though I'd share it here.


Video was made in a bakery south of France where I used to work last year. I doesn't really help for home bakers to see this because I got all the tools and machinery (especially pastry break) But I know some are interested to see how we manage to make lots of those in average size bakery.


This bakery has average of 150 croissants 150 pain au chocolat per day which is a bit more than average typical french bakery.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhpxkGB1OyY



          Taylor Talk CLASSIC - Episode 190 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast   

Episode 190 - Swifties, this week we bring you the first Taylor Talk Classic! As Adam so charismatically explains in this episode’s introduction, we have years worth of content we want to share with you (just in case you haven’t listened to every single episode!) Adam chose one of his favorites this week, the “All The Guys” episode, which was originally released in March 2013. Listen up to gain some insight on what it’s like to be a male Swifty. (And fun fact: this was Steve’s first Taylor Talk episode!) Enjoy!

 

Highlights from Episode 190 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Talk Classic “All The Guys Episode”

– The guys discuss how they discovered Taylor Swift.

– How can male listeners relate to songs written from a female perspective?

– What’s it like being a guy in a predominantly female fanbase?

– Are you ever uncomfortable being a guy in a crowd of teenage girls at a Taylor Swift concert?

– Sponsorship from Diet Coke vs Covergirl: Why should a guy care who sponsors Taylor?

– Flash forward to 1989… we now have more gender neutral merchandise!

– Do you ever think Taylor unfairly represents males in her songs?

Other Topics:

 

– Our all-male panel discusses the highly controversial quote from Taylor Swift’s April 2013 Vanity Fair article:

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

– Find out why our male cast thinks this quote was taken out of context, who ACTUALLY said it and more.

– To keep in touch with our guys, follow them on Twitter: Agustin (@TheSwiftAgency), Eric (@Spielerman), and Steve (@SteveDitch)

Calendar

– August 17 & 18: The 1989 World Tour – Glendale, AZ

– August 21-22, 24-26: The 1989 World Tour – Los Angeles, CA

 

– August 29: The 1989 World Tour – San Diego, CA


          Never Grow Up - Episode 189 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 189 - Dear Swifties, Taylor Swift reminds you to please try to never grow up. This past week, Taylor met her godson, Leo Thames, the son of Jaime King and Kyle Newman, and posted some adorable photos with him on Instagram. In honor of his birth, we discuss “Never Grow Up.” Although the song was never heavily promoted, “Never Grow Up” still continues to be a fan favorite for its poignant and nostalgic lyrics. (I’m not crying. You are.)

What do you think of “Never Grow Up”? Is Taylor mourning the loss of her childhood? How does she think we should try to never grow up? Can we? Leave your response in the comments. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 189 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Never Grow Up” Song Analysis

– Thanks to listener Rachel for suggesting that we discuss “Never Grow Up” in honor of Taylor’s newborn godson. 

– Raise your hand if this song makes you miss your childhood…

– Taylor moved out in July… Leo Thames was born in July… Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

– Why does Taylor change from saying “you” to saying “I”? What’s the emotional impact of the pronoun shift?

– Want more “Never Grow Up”? Steve reminded us that we discussed it previously on Episode 107 for Taylor’s 24th birthday. 

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Talk Challenge: how many months would it take us to get to Episode 1989?

– Vote for Taylor Swift in the MTV VMAs daily at mtv.com/ontv/vma. Sign up for email reminders from Taylor Nation.

– What would we do without Sami’s @TSwiftOnTour updates?

– You know you’re a Swifty when you buy a Taylor Swift coloring book!!

– We LOVE iTunes reviews! Leave us a review and we’ll read it on the show. 

Calendar

– August 4 & 5: The 1989 World Tour – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place.

– August 8: The 1989 World Tour – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field.

– August 14 & 15: The 1989 World Tour – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium.

– August 15: Diane turns…. 24. ugh.


          Holy Ground - Episode 188 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 188 - I was reminiscing just the other day… about doing a throwback song analysis that took me away! On Episode 188 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss “Holy Ground,” a song from the RED album that we believe completes the growth/story arc from “Forever & Always,” to “Last Kiss,” and ending with “Holy Ground” (which are all songs rumored to be about the same person). “Holy Ground” is such a mature way to look at a past relationship. We can learn a lot from Taylor Swift.

What’s your take on the song? Particularly, what do you make of the lyric, “and I see your face in every crowd”? Post your thoughts in the comments below. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 188 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Holy Ground” Song Analysis
– Adam fanboys over Taylor’s use of the word “reminisce” in true English teacher fashion.
– What’s your interpretation of “New York Time”?
– Is the phrase “holy ground” a religious reference?
– Check out what Diane predicted about “Holy Ground” before the song was released: taylortalk.org/what-could-the-seven-known-red-songs-be-about-editorial (Do we like the blogs? Do we read the blogs?)
– Diane has a light bulb moment years in the making about the end of the song!
– No one can agree on what “And I see your face in every crowd” means. Thoughts?

Other Topics:

– A listener tries to Stump the Steve this episode (yea, Steve’s back!)
– Sami gives us a 1989 World Tour recap brought to you by @TSwiftOnTour
– We remind Adam how important it is to listen and not just talk…

Calendar
– July 24 & 25: The 1989 World Tour – Foxborough, MA
– August 1: The 1989 World Tour – Vancouver, BC


          To Apple, Love Taylor - Episode 186 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast   

Episode 186 - When Taylor Swift speaks, Apple listens. Early on June 21st, Taylor Swift posted a letter on Tumblr asking Apple to reconsider its compensation structure during the 3 month free trial period for the upcoming Apple Music streaming service. During Apple Music’s 3 month free trial period, Apple said they would not pay the artist, a point Taylor Swift strongly disagreed with. However, by the power of Swift and concerned artists everywhere, APPLE AGREED TO CHANGE THEIR MODEL! This is a huge victory for Taylor and artists everywhere who deserve to be fairly compensated for their art. 

But…. that awkward moment when you record a podcast after Taylor wrote her letter to Apple but moments before Apple announced their decision. Cue immediately out-of-date podcast episode. Still though, in Episode 186, Adam and Diane get to debate between Apple vs. Taylor, and discuss the big questions in the music industry right now: How should artists be compensated? Who should compensate them? Even though Apple now sided with Taylor Swift, the compensation discussion is still an important discussion to have. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 186 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “To Apple, Love Taylor”

– Taylor has been pushing Music Has Value since she wrote her Wall Street Journal editorial last summer.

– We learned with Spotify that if Taylor doesn’t agree with a music streaming service’s compensation structure, she’s out.

– “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” BOOM.

– The Apple fanboy in Adam has a hard time deciding whether or not to side with Team Apple or Team Swift (Spoiler alert: Apple is Team Swift).

– The big question: Does a music streaming service’s promotion of the artist count as compensation?

– If Taylor can influence the largest company on the planet, what else is she capable of? 

Other Topics:

– Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including Scott Swift!

– Echosmith, Rachel Platten, Cara Delevingne, and Mariska Hargitay surprised the crowd at the 1989 World Tour stop in Philadelphia!

– OK! Magazine needs to stop their disgusting, misogynistic articles right now. #Feminism

– You know you’re a Swifty when there was never a more perfect time to wear your TEAM TAYLOR jersey. 

Calendar

– June 21: The 1989 World Tour – Amsterdam

– June 23: The 1989 World Tour – Glasgow, Scotland, UK

– June 24: The 1989 World Tour – Manchester, UK

– June 27: The 1989 World Tour – London, UK

– June 29 & 30: The 1989 World Tour – Dublin, Ireland


          I Wish You Would - Episode 185 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini & Fight Song by Rachel Platten   

Episode 185 - Taylor Talk gives you everything and nothing. Just kidding. We give you a new episode, of course! In Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts delve into the narrative complexity that is “I Wish You Would.” Taylor Swift wrote this song with Jack Antonoff, and they were inspired by the John Hughes movies of the 1980s. Which movie does this song remind you of? What’s your favorite lyric in the song? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “I Wish You Would” Song Analysis

– Fun fact: Taylor wrote this song based on a track Jack Antonoff gave her.

– Why does 2AM seem to constantly re-appear in Taylor’s songs?

– Serious question: why can’t this girl pick up the phone and tell him what she never said?

– We analyze her most creative lyric: “We’re a crooked love, in a straight line down.”

– Diane realizes something mid-episode that changes EVERYTHING!

– Check out Steve’s “I Wish You Would” Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/stevesplaylist/playlist/524ypzVyWk9fkBKdcr47Gg

Other Topics:

 

– New Taylor Talk t-shirts are available for a limited time only! Shop at Taylortalk.org/store

– So far, Taylor has had Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and Little Big Town as surprise guests on tour!

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

– Swifties (and Taylor Swift) are listening to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

– The Swifties and Taylor are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini! Check out her interview with us on Taylor Talk Episode 178. 

Calendar

– June 8: The 1989 World Tour – Charlotte, NC

– June 9: The 1989 World Tour – Raleigh, NC

– June 12 & 13: The 1989 World Tour – Philadelphia, PA

 

– June 19 & 20: The 1989 World Tour – Cologne, Germany.


          1989 World Tour - Bad Blood, Blank Space, Shake It Off, and More! - Episode 184 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 184 - 1989 TOUR SPOILERS GALORE! In Episode 184 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam and Diane bring you their review of Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour. After seeing the show at Rock In Rio in Vegas and in Bossier City, Louisiana, we wanted to give you our initial impressions of Taylor’s new show. We discuss the setlist in detail, Taylor’s elaborate costumes, dancers, and more. If you haven’t seen the show yet and don’t care about being spoiled, listen up! And if you have seen the show, what did you think? Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 184 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: 1989 World Tour Initial Review

– If you want to stay 1989 Tour spoiler-free, do not listen to this episode!!

– We go song by song and describe each performance of 1989.

– Which song stole the show?

– If you’ve seen the 1989 tour, did anything disappoint you?

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Swift broke a VEVO record with most views in a single day for “Bad Blood”!! (We’re not surprised though).

– We think we may have figured out what “on D like DOC” means in Kendrick Lamar’s “Bad Blood” rap. Maybe.

– You know you’re a Swifty when you make up choreography for every song off 1989 and you’re essentially an official tour dancer.

– Swifties are listening to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon

Calendar

– May 30: The 1989 World Tour – Detroit, MI.

– June 2: The 1989 World Tour – Louisville, KY.

– June 3: The 1989 World Tour – Cleveland, OH.

– June 6: The 1989 World Tour – Pittsburgh, PA.


          EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Kelsea Ballerini "Love Me Like You Mean It" + Wildest Dreams Analysis Part 2 - Episode 178 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast   

Episode 178 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Remember when we featured Kelsea Ballerini in “What Are Swifties Listening To?” then about a week later, Taylor herself tweeted about Kelsea? Well… In this week’s episode, we chat with Kelsea Ballerini about that moment, plus her upcoming album and more! After that, the Amazing Steve-dini worked his magic and salvaged the second half of our “Wildest Dreams” analysis from last week! Let us know your thoughts and what you think of “Wildest Dreams.” Enjoy the episode!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.

 

Highlights from Episode 178 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion 1: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Kelsea Ballerini
– What was it like for Kelsea when Taylor tweeted about her and her music?
– We know Taylor is jamming to Kelsea’s EP. But what is Kelsea’s favorite Taylor song?
– Kelsea reveals a song title off her upcoming album! Find out what it is
– Are you going to see Kelsea perform outside Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh before Taylor goes on? ‘Cause ya should! Steve will be there, so go join him to see Kelsea LIVE! 

**BONUS: Steve’s “Future Queens of Country” playlist

Main Discussion 2: “Wildest Dreams” Song Analysis
– The second half of Episode 178

Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!

Find Kelsea Ballerini Online:
www.KelseaBallerini.com
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Kelsea’s EP on iTunes

Calendar
– Taylor will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on March 25th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.


          Style Memorie, Vogue Cover with Karlie Kloss - Episode 174 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Ghost by Ella Henderson   

Episode 174 - Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss never go out of style. In Episode 174 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the Vogue feature on one of our favorite female friendships: Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss! The pair talked about how “normal” they are and competed in a hilarious Vogue competition to determine who is the best best friend. We also discuss the #StyleMemories and consider how the “Style” music video would be different if those clips had been included. What was your favorite news story from this week? Let us know in the comments below. Enjoy the show!

 
Highlights from Episode 174 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Memories and Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Vogue
– What’s your favorite #StyleMemories video?
– Fun fact: “Style” was written on February 19, 2014.
– Taylor and Karlie Kloss have graced the cover of Vogue together! Check out their Vogue feature on news stands now.
– Vogue interviews Taylor and Karlie about their friendship that started at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and on a trip to Big Sur.
– Taylor Swift wants to regain control of her narrative — we think she’s owning it.
– What does the future of Big Machine look like? Billboard has some ideas. 
Other Topics:

– Wonderland is now available for purchase in the iTunes US Store!
– Taylor Swift sang with Paul McCartney on SNL’s 40th anniversary after party and it was the highlight of her life.
– Fun fact: Stump the Host is one of our favorite games on the podcast!
– Swifties are listening to “Yours” and “Ghost” by Ella Henderson. 
Calendar
– Taylor will make an appearance with Ed Sheeran on BBC 1 Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on Feb. 24th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

          Style Music Video! - Episode 173 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 173 - You must have a day dream look in your eye, because the “Style” music video is out!! In Episode 173 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss the “Style” music video, which is Taylor’s most abstract and artistic music video to date. What were your initial impressions of the video? Did its difference from other Taylor videos throw you off? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 173 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Music Video Analysis
– What were your initial impressions of the “Style” music video?
– The “Style” music video is less of a story and more like an artistic representation of emotion.
– The fragmented mirrors represent… memories? Or did the characters become each other?
– There’s a paper airplane necklace in this video…. Hmmm.
– Steve says Harry Styles loves Classic Mustangs. Because they’re bros, obviously. #not
– What if clips from the “Style” video were set to “Wildest Dreams?” The result is AMAZING: endinburningflamesorparadise.tumblr.com
– Do you think this “Style” music video represents the song?
Other Topics:

– Taylor and Karlie Kloss have graced the cover of Vogue together! Check out their Vogue feature on news stands February 14th.
– Rumor has it that Taylor Swift is willing to record a song with Kayne West.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you dance around in your pjs getting ready for school.
Calendar
– The 40th anniversary episode of SNL (feat. Taylor Swift) will air Sunday, Feb. 15th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.

          Taylor Swift through Fearless - Episode 154 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Budapest by George Ezra   

In this moment now, capture it, remember it… With the upcoming release of the 1989 album, we’ve decided to take you right back to the beginning. In Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we reminisce on the first two Taylor Swift eras, Taylor Swift andFearless. What were your favorite moments from these eras? We hope you enjoy this episode and grab some tissues if you’re feeling nostalgic. Happy listening!


Highlights from Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift Through Fearless
– It’s crazy to think how far Taylor Swift has come… now she’s on par with the country artists she opened for in 2007!
– Did you know you can enter to win some rare Taylor Swift CDs? Check out our twitter @TaylorTalk13 for more information.
– That precious, beautiful, adorable moment when Taylor met Tim McGraw by singing her song to him at the ACMs.
– Reminder: Taylor Swift is not famous because of Kanye. Kanye is only famous because of Taylor Swift <icon_razz.gif>
– We love to remember the Fearless era by watching “Journey to Fearless” on Netflix.
– Stay tuned for next week when we talk about the Speak Now era!

Other Topics:
– A Taylor Talk Live Episode is happening! Soon! <icon_wink.gif>
– UK Swifties, be sure to pick up a copy of Vogue! Taylor Swift is on the cover for the first time!
– Reminder to vote for Taylor for Best Look & Best Female at the MTV EMAs: http://tv.mtvema.com/vote
– You know you’re a Swifty when whenever someone says your name, you say, “no, it’s becky.” By the way, this shirt is particularly applicable if your name is Becky: teespring.com/beckytshirt
– Swifties are listening to “Budapest” by George Ezra.


          Fill in a Google Spreadsheet with Data by brittpols   
Hey There, I'm looking for someone who could help me do a little web digging and fill out the researched data into a Google Sheet. I'm looking for 150 names, personal e-mail addresses and Twitter links... (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: Data Entry, Data Mining, Excel, Research, Web Scraping)
          I'd Lie - Episode 153 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Little Black Dress by Sara Bareilles   

Episode 153 - We’d be lying if we said we didn’t wish Taylor had put “I’d Lie” on an album! In Episode 153 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss a song from Taylor’s early days, “I’d Lie.” Taylor wrote this song of unrequited love for a high school talent show and never included it on an album. Although it’s technically unreleased, Taylor did perform it at a Billboard event, so it’s fair game for discussion! Please let us know what you think of “I’d Lie.” Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 153 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “I’d Lie” Song Analysis

– “I’d Lie” was never on any of Taylor’s albums, but she did perform it at Billboard, so we can talk about it!

– Fun fact: Just like “Our Song,” Taylor Swift performed “I’d Lie” at her high school talent show

– Why do you think Taylor didn’t include “I’d Lie” on any of her albums?

– Raise your hand if this song was you at sixteen years old.

– How do you envision a music video for “I’d Lie”? Steve has a great idea.

Other Topics:

– Mark your calendars! Scholastic’s “Reading Opens a World of Possible” with Taylor Swift live stream takes place on October 29th

– Diet Coke & Regal Cinemas VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes — enter the contest to win a chance to meet Taylor!

– Starting on October 1st at Subway, be sure to purchase a soda to enter for a chance to meet Taylor! (I’m so excited that there are so many chances to meet Taylor in the 1989 era!!)

– We can’t wait until mid-October when Diet Coke releases a preview of a song off Taylor’s 1989 album!

– @TSwiftFragrance is hinting a new Taylor Swift fragrance… what do you all think?

– You know you’re a Swifty when, even if you became a fan during the RED era, you still love all her old music!

– Swifties are listening to “Little Black Dress” by Sara Bareilles.

– What would Taylor do if someone called her Becky?

Don't forget to buy your "no its becky" shirts at http://www.teespring.com/beckytshirt


          More 1989 Tracks + Taylor Curses?? What?? - Episode 151 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Boys by Sky Ferreira   

Episode 151 - REAL TALK, Swifties. In Episode 151 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Rolling Stone’s follow-up to Taylor’s cover story, “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift.” Not only does this article give us some insight on Taylor’s personality and beliefs, it also gives us two (3?) new song titles! Your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — note our favorite parts of the article and theorize about what Taylor’s new songs could be about. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 151 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Rolling Stone’s “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift”

- We’re so happy that Rolling Stone decided to release this over-flow material, because it’s so fun!

- Alert: Both Diane and Taylor Swift cry while drinking wine.

- We debate whether or not Taylor Swift will ever have an explicit album (no, no, no)

- Only Taylor Swift would have a greeting card writing room!

- The similarities between Taylor Swift and her grandmother are uncanny.

- Adam admits he’s taken a sneaky photo of a celebrity before. And he got caught. Oops.

- Taylor Swift admits that she’s never been in love. Like never ever. (it will never get old)

- You can grow up, but it’s never okay to get old.

- Taylor’s album is a “pop poetic party” — the writing is still going to be good, guys!

- What are your opinions on “Wildest Dreams”, “You are Love”, and “I Know Places (?)”

Other Topics:

- “Shake It Off” went platinum this week by selling over 1.2 million copies! Yeauuh.

- You know you’re a Swifty when you wear a Taylor Swift shirt for your school pictures.

- Taylor Talk Word of the Day: frolic, to play and move about happily

- Taylor Swift is listening to “Boys” by Sky Ferreira (note: Taylor, please keep recommending music on twitter. We like it.)


          WHAT Are Taylor's Newly Revealed Tracks From 1989 About? - SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - THE Swifty is listening to: Backseat Freestyle by Kendrick Lamar   

SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Swift reveals new song titles from 1989 in Rolling Stone, so we do a special edition episode of Taylor Talk! Listen as Adam, Diane, Sami, and guest host Eric (@spielerman) delve into Rolling Stone’s interview with Taylor Swift, “The Reinvention of Taylor Swift.” This article contains a wealth of information, so it was difficult to talk about everything, but we did touch on Taylor’s dating life (or lack thereof), her tight security, her decision to go pop, and most importantly… THE NEW SONG TITLES FROM 1989!! As we theorize about what each song could be about, feel free to share your opinions with us. We’ll find out on October 27th who was right ;) Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode Scones of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Swift's in Rolling Stone

- Although this article mentions how tight Taylor Swift's security team needs to be to keep her safe, the article is about how much Taylor Swift is loving life. 

- Eric wonders if Taylor got her country pop/metaphor from a... fortune cookie?

- Taylor claims that her 1989 album is not "boy-centric," and yet nearly all of the track titles she released are about boys!

- Finish the sentence: "I Wish You Would"... what?

- It seems like at least three songs on the album could be about Harry Styles (*braces self from angry Directioners)

- Who needs an NDA when you have Taylor Swift hypnotizing you not to talk?

- Which pop super star does Taylor Swift have "Bad Blood" with? We address the likelihood of each option suggested by Billboard. 

- Fun Fact: Taylor Swift listens to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" when she's being swarmed by paparazzi.


          The Feminist In Taylor - Episode 149 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties Are Also Listening To Amnesia by 5 Seconds of Summer   

Episode 149 - Taylor Swift has come out of the closet… as a feminist! In Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s recent admission that she’s been a feminist all along; she just didn’t know it. Our good friend, Kate, @hipstertswift, a passionate feminist, joins us to discuss what feminism is and what it means for Taylor Swift. We hope you enjoy the show.  Feel free to share your thoughts! Happy listening :-) 

Highlights from Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Swift Says She IS A Feminist!

- Our good friend, Kate (@hipstertswift), joins us as our ‘feminist correspondent’ to discuss Taylor’s new-found understanding of feminism.

- Taylor embodies the idea that you can also be a feminist while being feminine.

- Fun fact: Having a boyfriend has nothing to do with whether or not you are a feminist!

- We talk about the hidden feminist messages Taylor has had in her lyrics all along.

- Girls are always put against each other in society (example on PerezHilton.com)… It’s the sad truth, my friends.

- Does anyone ever tell Ed Sheeran that he has a lot of feelings? No. But people attack Taylor for the same reason.

- Read more of Taylor’s views on feminism, life, and much more in The Guardian.

- Check out another perspective on Taylor Swift & Feminism in our good friend Agustin’s blog at theswiftagency.com.

- Want to hear us talk even more about Taylor Swift and feminism? Listen to our interview with @FeministTSwift from June 2013.

Other Topics:

- “Shake It Off” just made Taylor’s 60th appearance the Billboard Top 100!!

- Taylor is set to be a mentor this season for NBC’s “The Voice.” Tune in starting September 22nd!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you memorized “Shake It Off” in an hour!

- Swifties are listening to “Amnesia” by 5 Seconds of Summer


          THE 5TH ALBUM IS COMING! - Episode 146 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to: If You Ask Me To by MacKenzie Porter   

Episode 146 - Say goodbye to the Red Era… album five is coming! In Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — discuss the three clues Taylor released on Twitter and Instagram that possibly relate to her upcoming album. What’s the relationship between an elevator, Olivia, a polaroid camera, and yahoo.com? Listen up to hear our theories and be sure to share your own. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Fifth Album Clues

- An 18th elevator button, a cat, a polaroid camera, and yahoo… what does it all mean??

- Yahoo may have spilled the beans, even though Scott Borchetta says nothing has been confirmed.

- Is there any significance to certain things being cut out of the Instagram pictures?

- We wonder if these clues also hint to the subject of the new single, not just the album announcement.

- That awkward moment when the album five announcement is actually Taylor announcing her retirement… (just kidding)

- Only the Taylor Talk hosts would have an entire discussion about capitalization

Others Topics:

- A preview of Taylor in the The Giver has been released! What did you think?

- Be sure to check out Taylor Swift on the Tonight Show and Late Night this week!

- Raise your hand if you want a review of The Giver mini-episode this weekend! (I hope Steve & Maya are okay with this idea)

- You know you’re a Taylor Talker when you listen to Taylor Talk on the elliptical at your gym, and the lady working there has to ask you to get off the machine because you’ve been on for two hours and didn’t realize it!!

- Swifties are listening to “If You Ask Me To” - MacKenzie Porter


          Jump Then Fall - Episode 145 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties Are Listening to "Chasing The Sun" by Hilary Duff   

Episode 145 - Prepare to jump then fall into this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of Taylor’s cutest, feel-good songs: “Jump Then Fall!” Although it’s a relatively straight forward song, we still dig deep into the song’s complexities and Taylor’s writing style. We hope you enjoy the episode. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Jump Then Fall” Song Analysis

- You may think the theme of this song is simple, but we still manage to debate as to what it’s about!

- Taylor describes this song as “happy, bouncy, and lovey.” But mostly bouncy.

- We compare the sound of “Jump Then Fall” to “Stay Stay Stay.”

- Fun fact: did you know this song peaked at number 1 on iTunes the week it was released?

- If Taylor wrote this song from personal experience, how do you think it feels for her to release a song about a crush/relationship that ended?

- Sign our petition to get Taylor to play “Jump Then Fall” on the album five tour!

Others Topics:

- We predict when Taylor’s new single will be released based on the fact that she’s giving an “explosive” performance of it at the MTV VMAs!

- “My ambition was to start a new book with the next album, not just a new chapter.” – Taylor’s interview with Candy magazine

- How would you guys like an episode with a book review/movie review of The Giver? Unfortunately, Adam doesn’t want to read.

- You know you’re a Swifty when you ask a random lady at the pool if you can take a picture with her turtle floaty because it’s the same one Taylor used on the 4th of July.

- Swifties are listening to “Chasing the Sun” by Hilary Duff. Declan Whitebloom, the music video director, was on Taylor Talk Episode 8!


          What Did YOU Think Before Red? - Episode 140 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to “The People” by Nina Nesbitt   

Episode 140 - We take you on a Taylor Swift Flashback to a time before the RED Album! Remember when we got the track list for RED, but hadn’t heard any of the songs yet? In Episode 140 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, per listener request, we reflect on our initial impressions of the song titles and analyze whether or not the song titles fit the song. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our discussion. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 140 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – What did you think the songs on RED were about before you heard the songs?

- We take a look back nearly two years ago before the RED album came out, but when we knew the track list. What did you think her songs were about based on the titles?

- Raise your hand if you thought "The Lucky One" was about Zac Efron.

- “22 should have been about how many cats Taylor Swift wants. Obviously.

- That awkward moment when Diane was right and yet so wrong about “Red.”

- We talk about the similarities between “Treacherous” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

- Adam uses this episode to perfect his pirate accent…. and once again ties Taylor Swift to Harry Potter.

Other Topics:

- Cosmopolitan’s “15 Things Not To Say To A Taylor Swift Fan” is a perfect list to send to the Taylor haters!

- Be sure to vote for Taylor Swift in the Teen Choice Awards everyday! (Hint: if you were born between 1995-2001, you are a teen *wink*)

- You know you’re a Swifty when you feel that much more relatable to Taylor Swift because you were both born on a Wednesday morning!

- Swifties are listening to “The People” by Nina Nesbitt.

- WWTD returns!! What would Taylor do if Miley Cyrus interrupted one of her shows by swinging in on a wrecking ball?


          What's Going On In Asia? - Red Tour Around The World - Episode 136 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - How To Be A Heartbreaker - Marina and The Diamonds   

Episode 136 - The RED Tour goes to Asia! In Episode 136 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we cover Taylor’s shows so far in Asia. We also discuss the changes Taylor has made throughout the RED Tour as it traveled to different countries. If you’re going to one of the RED shows in Asia, we’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you thought of the RED tour! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 136 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: The Many Changes of the RED Tour:

- We discuss the logistics of Taylor Swift moving the RED Tour from country to country.

- You know how Taylor has buses and planes with her face on it? We think she should invest in a ship.

- We theorize about her setlist choices based on each place the RED Tour goes.

- Maya can’t wait for Taylor to sing “Our Song” on the b-stage again….

- Special offer to Thai Swifties: they have reserved tickets for the Singapore show just for you!!

Other Topics:

- Taylor Swift says the fifth album is her favorite thing EVER!

- We’re so thankful to @TSwiftOnTour for keeping us updated on the Asian leg of the RED Tour.

- As our Nashville CMA Fest correspondent, Steve will be attending the 2014 CMT Awards! Lucky him. It will air this Wednesday, June 4th at 8/7c on CMT.

- Please help us find a way to tell Taylor Swift Sami named her cat after her

- Swifties are listening to “How To Be A Heartbreaker” by Marina and the Diamonds


          Ranking the BET Awards nominees by number of Twitter followers   
The 2017 BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m., when the country’s top minority musicians, actors, and athletes come together to compete for a chance to be named the best of the best in their respective categories. There’s no way to know for sure who will win, but as a fun exercise and experiment, we decided to examine each nominee’s popularity on social media. Not every potential winner has a Twitter account (folks like Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, Daft Punk, and Kehlani do not), but we nevertheless used that as our reference point. Here are the 2017 BET Awards nominees ranked by their number of Twitter followers.
          Billboard Awards 2014 - Taylor Wasn't There, But This Episode is STILL About Her! - Episode 134 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Luke Bryan - Justin Bieber - Michael Jackson - Katy Perry    

Episode 134 - That awkward moment when you have to cover an award show that Taylor didn’t even attend! In Episode 134 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we review the Billboard Music Awards with co-host, Sami, and special guest, Ashley, who were flown to Las Vegas to cover the awards on behalf of @TSwiftOnTour. We hope you enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 134 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

Main Discussion – 2014 Billboard Awards

- Taylor was nominated for Top Social Artist (award went to Justin Bieber) and Top Country Artist (award went to Luke Bryan)

- None of the performances live up to Taylor’s 2013 Billboard Performance of “22

- Sami and Ashley give us the inside scoop as to all the work that goes into producing an award show

- Check out @TSwiftOnTour for photos & videos of the 2014 Billboard Awards

Other Topics:

- Be sure to enter the Fearless Box Set contest… There’s only one week left!

- You know you’re a Swifty when…You buy a red 2013 car, get SWIFT13 license plates, and name your car Taylor. SO cool.

- What are Swifties listening to? “What You Know” – Two Door Cinema Club


          God Bless Andrea Swift - Episode 133 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect   

Episode 133 -- This episode goes out to Mama Swift, and all the moms out there this Mother’s Day. We discuss Andrea Swift’s involvement in Taylor’s career and how, if not for her mother’s tremendous support, Taylor’s music wouldn’t be the same. Enjoy the show!

Also, if you’re able to this Mother’s Day, please consider donating to the Ronan Thompson Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Every little bit counts.

Highlights from Episode 133 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion:

- This mother’s day we celebrate the woman who gave us Taylor Swift.

- How did Andrea’s support and influence shape Taylor’s career?

- Taylor’s mom provided a strong model of a hard-working woman. We think that’s why Taylor never does anything halfway.

- We discuss the HUGE impact parenting has on a child’s personality and the way they treat others.

- If Andrea had raised Taylor in any other way, her music would not be the same.

- Andrea is so thankful to the fans for supporting her daughter. If you ever meet her, she’s SO nice.

- Adam shares a story that proves what an amazing mama bear Andrea is!

Other Topics:

- You only get ONE vote for the CMT Awards… so make sure you vote TSwift!

- Also, vote for Taylor Swift at the Canadian Much Music Awards.

- We cover the 12 Things You Never Knew About Taylor Swift, straight from the Keds event!

- You know you are a Swifty when you feel obligated to write everything you want to tell Taylor each time you post something on Instagram, because what if she likes/comment and you don’t have another chance?

- What are Swifties listening to? “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer.

- The Fearless Box Set Giveaway is still open! Listen to the entire episode for a code word to get more entries


          EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - TSwiftOnTour - Episode 124 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Little Black Dress - Sara Bareilles   

Episode 124 - Are you ready for this Behemoth interview?! In Episode 124 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Ashley, the creator of @TSwiftOnTour, joins us to discuss what it's like to run one of the largest Taylor Swift updating accounts on Twitter. If you're thinking about starting your own fan updating account, this is one you don't want to miss. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 124 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Interview with the Creator of @TSwiftOnTour:

- Thinking about starting your own updating account? Ashley from @TSwiftOnTour offers some advice.

- We laugh over the wittiness of @Mamma_Swift.

- Ashley talks about what it's like to get RTed by Taylor Swift herself!

Other Topics:

- Taylor Swift donated $100,000 from the sales of "Ronan" to the V Foundation for pediatric cancer research.

- Friendly reminder to vote for Tay in the Kid's Choice Awards and the iHeartRadioMusic Awards!

- You know you're a Swifty when you wish for Taylor Swift related stuff for your birthday!

- Did anyone else besides Diane and Maya go out and buy Taylor's H&M dress?

- Swifties are listening to "Little Black Dress" by Sara Bareilles.


          May 2017   
IT Security Was “WannaCry” Avoidable? A Wake-Up Call for IT Security Departments In May, the media reported one of the biggest ransomware cyber-attacks in history. The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol wrote on Twitter that the ransomware “wannacry” was an attack at an “unprecedented level”, which infected countless private and corporate computers running on
          If Taylor Swift Were Not A Musician - Episode 108 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 108 - What would Taylor Swift do if she wasn't a musician? In episode 108 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we conduct an open discussion answering your ask.fm questions. We tackle questions such as whether or not Taylor Swift would make a good detective, if she'd write a song about Cory Monteith, and the possibility of "All Too Well" becoming a single. Questions from listeners are some of our favorite things, so please make sure to leave us questions for next week's unedited mid-week episode via ask.fm, email, or twitter. 

Highlights from Episode 108 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- The hosts rate their favorite Taylor Swift albums: How would you rank RED, Speak Now, Fearless, and Taylor Swift?

- Based on Taylor's personality, what occupation do you imagine her having, had she not been a singer/songwriter?

- Taylor Swift admits she'd love to be a detective in Entertainment Wise.

- Adam choses a hilarious and fun occupation for Taylor -- you'll never guess what!

- Do you think Taylor Swift would write a song about Cory Monteith?

- We challenge our listeners to create a playlist of Taylor's song based on relationship timelines... care to take the challenge?

- Rumors are flying that "All Too Well" could be a single.

- Fun fact: radios deter road rage. That's why they placed radios in cars.

- What song could Taylor perform on the Grammy's? We're thinking either "Begin Again" and "Highway Don't Care."


          Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Episode 106 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 106 - We knew Taylor Swift was trouble when she walked in at the Victoria's Secret Fashion show. In this mid-week episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor's killer performances on the VS Fashion Show, first opening with Fall Out Boy for "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" and closing the show with "I Knew You Were Trouble." It's undeniable that Taylor gave the best performance of the night, but we ponder why exactly Taylor appeared on the VS Fashion Show. After all, the words "Taylor Swift" and "lingerie" have been mutually exclusive until now. Perhaps Taylor performed for promotional reasons? Or because one of her best friends, Lily Aldridge, is a VS model? Listen up to episode 106 of Taylor Talk to find out our opinions and be sure to send us your own. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 106 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- We recap the eleven days of the Taylor Swift Store's 13 Days of Taylor. Visit TaylorTalk.org/13days to view all the fantastic products!

- Enter code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster on purchases of $10 or more!

- CONTEST ALERT: follow @taylortalk13 on twitter to find out how you can win the RED Tour Lithograph. It's open to International Swifties too! :)

- The curse is broken! Taylor Swift accepted the Worldwide Artist of the Year award at the 2013 ACAs!

- We review Taylor's performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. 

- Is Taylor Swift still relatable even though she's now on par with the Victoria's Secret Angels?

- Taylor did it, so we can talk about the butt slap between her and Cara Delevingne.

- Adam's sings a beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Taylor Swift!!


          Back To December - Episode 105 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 105 - Taylor Swift goes back to December all the time, so we decided to do a song analysis for this week's episode! In Episode 105 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss in-depth "Back to December" off the Speak Now album. We analyze who the song is about (even though it's kind of obvious), the music video, and Taylor Swift's performance on the Speak Now World Tour. We also update you on the first eight days of the Taylor Swift store's 13 Days of Taylor holiday promotion, including telling you how you can win a free RED Tour Lithograph! Check out more information on our twitter page @taylortalk13. Hope you enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 105 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- We recap the first eight days of the Taylor Swift Store's 13 Days of Taylor. Visit TaylorTalk.org/13days to view all the fantastic products!

- Enter code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster on purchases of $10 or more!

- Taylor Swift was nominated for FOUR Grammys! Woo!

- The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS at 10/9c, including Taylor Swift's performance of "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" with Fall Out Boy.

- What would Taylor do if the power went out while she was on stage? Well, now we know.

- Main Discussion: "Back to December" Song Analysis 

- "This is about someone who was incredible to me... and I was careless with him. So, this is a song full of words that I would say to him." - Taylor Swift 

- Did Taylor use "Apologize" and "You're Not Sorry" as a response to "Back to December" in her Speak Now performance?

- We discuss the presentation of "Back to December" as a cyclical video. 

- If Swifties ruled the world... It wouldn't be Disneyland it would be Swiftiesland! And Meredith would be a character!

- What are Swifties listening to? "Amber Waves" by Erin McCarley 

- CONTEST: You can win a RED Tour Lithograph by following @taylornation13, @taylortalk13, and RTing the contest tweet. You can find out more information via our twitter page @taylortalk13. It's open to International Swifties too! 


          LIVE - EXCLUSIVE: 13 Days of Taylor – Episode 104 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast   

Episode 104 - We teamed up with Taylor Nation to bring you an EXCLUSIVE review of two new Taylor Swift holiday products!! As part of Taylor Swift’s online store’s 13 Days of Taylor holiday promotion, Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast was chosen to unveil two new products: a RED Tour poster and a RED Tour lithograph. Both of these items are avaiable exclusively via store.taylorswift.com. PLUS, if your total Taylor Swift Store purchase is over $10, type in promo code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster! Finally, check out our twitter account @taylortalk13for your chance to win the RED Tour poster and the RED Tour lithograph (we do ship international). We hope you enjoy our review of the new Taylor Swift holiday products! Happy listening

Highlights from Episode 104 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- We unveil two new Taylor Swift products as part of 13 Days of Taylor: a RED Tour poster ($9.99) and a RED Tour Lithograph ($14.99)
- IF you spend more than $10 in the Taylor Swift store, be sure to enter promo code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster!
- The hosts give you their initial reactions to the products (silly Adam didn’t share what they were beforehand!)
- How impossible is it to sum up our love for Taylor Swift in one sentence? I mean, really?! Can’t be done.
- We discuss how being part of Taylor Talk has changed our lives.
- You know who’s cool? Male Swifties. That’s who.
- CONTEST ALERT: follow @taylorswift13 on twitter to find out how you can win the RED Tour poster and the RED Tour Lithograph.


          Nicki Minaj pays college tuition for random fans, plus more news   
Nicki Minaj is giving out thousands of dollars to students who asked for financial help on Twitter, plus more celebrity news for May 8, 2017.
          Charlotte Church reveals miscarriage in emotional tweets   
Charlotte Church has suffered a miscarriage, it was announced Monday on the singer’s official Twitter account. Church was expecting her third child, her first baby with boyfriend Jonathan Powell. “Charlotte and Jonny are very sad to announce that they lost their baby,” reads the first of two tweets from her official handle. “Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family.”
          Twitter の 140 文字制限緩和等に対応した memoria.tw 1.30 (beta)   

アレキサンダー天動編零式が、週一ログインでさっさと消化できるようになったので、色々と時間が取れるようになりました。というわけで 1.30 (beta) リリースです。他になんか色々あるかもしれません(ないかもしれませんが)。律動の時はだいぶ時間かかっちゃって FF14 継続してると他の事ができない状態だったんですけど。すこし吉田も反省したようです(また同じ歴史を繰り返すような気もしなくもないけど)。

というわけで 1.30 (beta) です。 1 ヶ月くらい様子を見て、大丈夫そうなら正式版に格上げします。

140 文字制限の緩和についてですが、本家 Twitter4j がまだ対応できていないので、takke 氏がフォークしたものを取り込んでいます。多分大丈夫だと思いますが、時間をかけて動作確認をしていないので、一部機能が動いていないとかあるかもしれません。まあそもそも使ってるライブラリが正式版じゃないですし ( そのためβ版とします )。

不安な方は安定版 ( 1.10 ) を使うと良いでしょう。ただ我が家では、この 1.30βを通常運用しています。

github.com

【変更点】

・141 文字以上の post を、省略せずに表示。
・省電力のため、タイムライン描画間隔の設定が可能に
※ 50 以上を指定すると、特に OSX 環境では、場合により CPU 使用率が 1/10 程度になります。ただし描画が多少遅くなるので、支障がなければ初期値 ( 10 ) のまま使用して下さい。まあもともと大して CPU は食わないのですが……。
・「ユーザー別の発言を取得すると、メインのタイムラインにも表示される」問題の修正 ( フラグの立て忘れでした ) ・一部のメッセージを分かりやすくした

http://aruto.info/files/memoria130beta.jar

その他のバージョンのダウンロードは → http://blog.aruto.info/entry/20100516/memoria_0_6


          Twitter クライアント Memoria 1.10 および 堕天使の讃来歌 1.10 リリース   

変更点は

  • ライブラリのバージョンアップ
  • 仕様変更に伴い、API 残数等の表示を廃止

の 2 点のみです。
これなら 3 月以降も使えるはず……。
例によってダウンロードは
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/FukayaAruto/20100516/memoria_0_6
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/FukayaAruto/20100516/wooser_twitter_client
こちらからどうぞ。


          Forum Topic: Massive New Ransomware Attack Hits 64 Countries -    


Users in our security forum discuss the latest, massive ransomware attack that first surfaced in a Ukrainian tax accountancy firm, but has since exploded into more than 64 counties -- and countless homes and businesses -- worldwide. The attack was made possible, in part, by the NSA's hoarding of exploits, notes whistleblower Edward Snowden. »twitter.com/Snowden/stat ··· 94679808





          Más de 140 efectivos terrestres trabajan en el incendio de Gátova, que afecta a Castellón y Valencia   
Más de 140 efectivos terrestres continúan trabajando a última hora de la noche de este miércoles en la extinción del incendio forestal que se mantiene activo en la Sierra Calderona, que afecta a las provincias de Castellón y Valencia, entre las localidades de Gátova y Segorbe, según ha informado el 112 GVA en su cuenta de Twitter.
          Safe: ULM natural history collections go to universities from Mississippi to Texas   
Millions of scientific specimens will be moved across the South. None will be destroyed.
      

          ULM Natural History collections to be moved to universities across the South   
Millions of specimens from the University of Louisiana-Monroe will be moved to four institutions across the South later this summer.
      

          Update: 1 teen dead, 1 in custody after Tuesday shooting   
A south Monroe shooting left one dead late Tuesday. The incident occurred in the Robinson Place community.
      

          Are years of state cuts really to blame for tuition increases?   
A new report argues tuition and state investment aren't really connected. But is Louisiana the exception?
      

          TomTom Twitter e Search&Go, ora anche il GPS ha le app   
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Parli di app e pensi ad uno smartphone, ma grazie ai nuovi servizi TomTom Twitter e Search&Go persino i navigatori GPS avranno a disposizione una scelta di applicazioni e programmi per rendere più agevole e…
          Chris Brown Compares Himself to Michael Jackson and James Brown   
Who’s the greatest entertainer of all time? If you ask Chris Brown, he is. The singer took to Twitter over the weekend to tout that he’s one of the best and put himself in the same company as the late soul icons Michael Jackson and James Brown. Continue reading…
          RELEASE TOUR FOR STORM WATCH   




STORM WATCH
Unfinished Business series, book 3
by Carole Ann Moleti

Genre: Light Paranormal Romance





Mike and Liz thought they'd gotten control of the specters haunting the Barrett Inn. But things get very complicated when they're the ghosts from your past life. The Category Five Hurricane bearing down on Cape Cod appears to be headed directly for them--or has it been spawned from inside them? Knowing it’s their last chance to end the hauntings, Mike and Liz must decide whether to run or to defy evacuation orders. Will they survive the storm?




EXCERPT #1

The engine whined and strained. The boat spun in the eddy, and Liz’s knuckles went white trying to prevent the steering wheel from spinning. Sandra looked like she was going to puke. Harley looked like he wanted to jump overboard.

“Liz, move over to the next seat but keep your hands on the wheel until I get there. Sandra, you and Harley get underneath the cabin into the berths, one on each side, and keep your heads down. We’ve got to stay balanced. This is going to be a rough ride.”

Mike got his ass in the seat, turned catty corner into the waves, and gunned the engine. The Whaler, made for stability in the surf, cut through it but crashed and rocked wildly between the swells. An air horn rolled back and forth across the deck, adding the effect of a ticking clock to an already nauseating ride.

The cuddy cabin kept the worst of the spray off them, but Mike had to unzip his roof panel and stand up to see over the salt encrusted windshield. A wave lifted the entire boat out of the water.

“Hang on!” He crouched and braced for impact. I hope everyone is where they’re supposed to be or we’ll flip. His lungs were about to burst.

The door thudded from side to side in knee-deep water. The motor bobbled and threatened to stall as the propeller came out of the water. He’d been out in weather this bad, but his two-way radio had been on and someone knew where he was.

EXCERPT #2

He passed the living room where the flashback of an emaciated Mary, in a hospital bed, being tended to by a hospice nurse, wiped all the good feelings away. He pushed past it, into the kitchen.
Mary stood at the stove, stirring and filling bowls with noodles and dumplings and gravy. He smelled lily of the valley, her favorite perfume. Wine-tinged bile rose into his throat. The light dimmed, and all the other voices in the room went silent as she hummed some catchy 80’s tune. The glass fell from his hand and shattered, but he didn’t hear the glass breaking or feel the blood-red wine soaking his feet.

“Dad! You okay?” Allison ran toward him.

The room brightened. “Yeah, my hands were still wet.” He eased himself down to the floor to pick up the glass shards.

“Careful, don’t cut yourself.” Mary knelt beside him. Her hair smelled like lily of the valley as it brushed his cheek.

Mike reached for her, and tumbled into the void when she vanished. He landed on the heel of his hand, miraculously avoiding the splintered glass, coughed, and shook it off. “Get me a paper towel. Damn. Waste of good wine.”

Jay stared. Dana brought a roll of paper towels.

Allison mopped up the spill. Concern etched her face. “Dad, you’re exhausted!”

His cheeks burned, and his hear raced. Mike tried to act nonchalant and hauled himself up. “Yeah, I’m tired. And hungry. Let’s eat.”









Liz Levine is convinced her recently deceased husband is engineering the sequence of events that propels her into a new life. But it’s sea captain Edward Barrett, the husband that died over a century ago, who has returned to complete their unfinished business. Edward’s lingering presence complicates all her plans and jeopardizes a new relationship that reawakens her passion for life and love. What are Captain Barrett’s plans for his wife, and for the man who is the new object of her affections?