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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    


I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”


Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.


The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.


The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.


Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”

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Подобный вопрос и максимально нелепые ответы повсюду: в СМИ, дружеских беседах, новомодных тренингах и даже литературе по психологии, которая вообще-то была призвана помочь людям разобраться в человеческой натуре, а не загнать их в отчаяние. В итоге хочется спросить: хоть кто-нибудь разобрался? Помогла ли вам или кому-то из ваших знакомых эта информация?! Есть в мире хотя бы одна женщина, которая обезопасила себя от мужской измены, не прибегая к помощи садовых ножниц?

Вот и я об этом.

Давайте сегодня просто возьмем кувалду и будем рушить неработающие стереотипы.


У измены нет причин

Освободите себя от предрассудков. Не в том смысле, что мужчины бессердечны и им не нужна причина, чтобы предать семью или любовь. Измена — это всего лишь половой акт на стороне. Знаю, эта ситуация имеет тысячу и один оттенок, но нам нужно универсальное определение, чтобы понимать, о чем речь.

Что бы вы ни считали предпосылкой к измене, в мире всегда найдется случай, когда мужчина жил с этим и нисколько не изменил.

Вот принято думать, что изменил, — значит, в сексе ему чего-то не хватает. И начинаются ролевые игры или поиск нестандартных мест. А потом — бац, приходит недвусмысленная СМС с незнакомого номера. И после, сидя на кухне за остывшим кофе, женщина перебирает в голове другие причины, которые она «не усмотрела». А их нет.

Мужчина может говорить, что ему уделялось, например, мало внимания, но как быть с тем соседом, Толиком, у которого жена тоже работает и дети есть, и он при этом плотненько так в семье сидит. Посматривает, конечно, на чужие попы, но не более.

Ничего не ведет к измене, кроме самой измены. И не нужно придумывать лишнее.

Почему мужчины вам изменяют? Мужской взгляд
Изменяют все

Вернее, все типажи мужчин. Людей ведь еще можно делить на типажи, я не отстал от жизни? Так вот, мир полон историй о мужчинах с самыми разными характеристиками, которые изменяют. И уверяю вас, не один тип не потерялся. А если вы считаете, что ваш точно не такой, то скорее всего он уже все спланировал. Мужчина не допустит, чтобы в нем сомневались. Этот пункт может показаться спорным, но не стоит путать с «все мужики — изменщики». Скорее всего, ваш мужчина никогда не изменит, но это не значит, что он на это не способен.

Виноват один

Миф о том, что в измене виноваты двое, трое или даже пятеро (разные случаи бывают) — это плод многолетнего пережевывания вопроса «почему». Если все мужчины способны изменить, но в итоге не все изменяют, то легко вычислить слабое звено: это сам изменщик.

Почему мужчины вам изменяют? Мужской взгляд

Люди не полигамны

Полигамность — слишком крутое слово, чтобы взять и просто от него отказаться. Оно так завораживает, что уже употребляется как аксиома в отношении мужчин. Поверьте, разбираться в истинном значении термина, как и в случаях проявления полигамности, не так весело, как утверждать, что мужчине и с двумя неплохо. Но если уж на то пошло, то не полигамность определяет мужчин, а они ее. Это просто модель поведения, которую фиксирует зоолог в животном мире посредством наблюдения. Для того чтобы утверждать, что мужчины полигамны, необходимо подтвердить такое поведение. На деле же, процент изменяющих мужчин хоть и намного выше чем хотелось бы, однако недостаточен, чтобы характеризовать вид целиком. Да и полигамные самцы не убегают из норы тайком, чтобы изменить, а после не мучаются угрызениями совести.

Если кому-то не хватило биологии, то поищите в Google вид с потомством превышающем наше по периоду беспомощности.

Статистика врет

В последнее время люди полюбили получать информацию в виде чисел: всем подавай долю или процент. Но существуют разные статистические данные. Например, как получить средний размер панциря слоновой черепахи всем понятно. Измерили черепах, а потом посчитали. А вот статистика социологических опросов — это как допрашивать кролика о цвете ландыша и приказать ответить танцем. Точность приблизительно выйдет такая же. Вся информация о мужских изменах получена из опросов самих мужчин. Так что результаты ничем не подтверждены, но не стоит набрасываться на социологов. Верный мужчина никак себя не проявляет, его не видно. А вот измена всегда на виду, ее обсуждают и даже возносят. Измена — это инфоповод. Поэтому создается впечатление, что проблема и правда популярна.

Что же делать? Выходит, что на ситуацию с изменой никак нельзя повлиять и никто ничего не контролирует? На мой взгляд, есть три фактические причины по

которым измена, минуя все вышеперечисленное, все же вырывается наружу.

Почему мужчины вам изменяют? Мужской взгляд
1. Половое воспитание мужчин

Оно на нуле. Кто из мужчин может похвастаться какими-то нормами сексуального поведения, полученными от родителей, кроме пресловутого презерватива? Носи его с собой везде и всегда. Это важно. А не то детей сделаешь и проблем не оберешься.

Как вам? Лучшее, что может предложить мужчинам мир в плане сексуального воспитания — это запугивание семьей. Мол, секс с семьей никак не связан. Ты им занимайся, но чтоб никаких детей, пока ты трижды сам не решишь. Семья выставляется главным врагом секса с детства, когда ни об одном, ни о втором еще представлений своих и нет. А потом, чего это мужчина считает в порядке вещей устроить веселье «на стороне» и вернуться назад как ни в чем не бывало? Причем, как бы странно это ни было, даже матери, пережившие измену, не спешат ограничивать свое чадо в сексуальной свободе. У мужчин какой-то свой мир, в котором правит лишь нам понятный секс. Но ничего с мальчиком не случится, если сообщить ему, что он несет ответственность и за психологическую сторону секса и то, что одного без другого не бывает.

И да, мы помним, что презерватив защищает еще и от болезней, передающихся половым путем. Но болезни ведь не повод для вашего мальчика не заниматься сексом при любой возможности. Главное, чтоб был заветный «защитник».

2. Ханжество в отношении измен в женском обществе

Нет, это не про то «с кем изменяют все мужчины, если все женщины верные». Но ведь мужская измена почти всегда является достоянием общественности. Механический секс мужчина может получить и дома. Тут важен психологический аспект «достижения», а его сложно ощутить если никто не знает. «Никому ничего не доказывай» — хорошо смотрится только на мотивирующих картинках в социальных сетях. В жизни все работает наоборот, но осуждают ли другие женщины мужскую измену? Не очень убедительно. А потом, зная о предыдущих «достижениях» партнера, еще и вступают с ним в новые длительные отношения, не несущие особых перспектив. Конечно, в таком поведении играет роль упомянутое заблуждение об ответственности женщины за мужскую измену. Только вот выглядеть лучше от этого ситуация не начинает. В результате мужчина ни только не получает «кнут» за свои неверные действия, но еще и бывает награжден «пряником». Но никто не сообщит мужчинам, что изменять дурно, кроме самих женщин.

3. Изменения в самой женщине

Милые дамы, мы не берем вас замуж с целью поменять. Если мужчина вас выбрал, значит вы его полностью устраиваете. Знаю, что «устраивать» — это не предел мечтаний, но в контексте это слово подходит. Я не говорю об изменениях в размере талии. Женщина может меняться психологически гораздо сильнее, чем внешне. Конечно, изменения неизбежны (вообще-то нет, но вас в этом не переубедить). Но на этой почве может возникнуть дихотомия его чувств к вам. Не исключено, что перемены никак не затронут то, за что он вас так любит. Но если пересечение все же достигнуто, то возможно вы и развиваетесь, а вот ваш партнер потерял какую-то важную черту вашего образа и ему начинает этого не хватать. А еще он не понимает, как так вышло. Ведь она была, а теперь нет.

Если мужчина берет вас в жены — это не значит, что теперь вас ждет личностный рост по экспоненте. Он рассчитывает, как бы это глупо не было, что отныне все, по крайней мере связанное с вами, будет так, как было на момент предложения руки и сердца. И нет, вы по-прежнему не виноваты в его изменах. Это просто дружеская информация и вам самим решать, что с ней делать.

Итог приблизительно следующий, девчонки: не берите на себя ответственность за чужие действия, гоните неверных мужиков взашей и не верьте социологам.

Верный мужик всегда где-то рядом. Просто он не спит с кем попало, поэтому вы о нем ничего не слышите.

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Alaska news-blogger Craig Medred has posted on this repeatedly. The main issue seems to be that minority of black bears (not griz) who turn predator, but grizzlies are always of concern as well.
Twenty-seven-year-old Erin Johnson from Anchorage died June 19 after she and a coworker were attacked by a predatory black bear while doing environmental studies in brushy forest about five miles from the state’s largest underground gold mine. . .
Sean Farley, a bear researcher and wildlife physiologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, emphasized that bear spray has proven hugely effective on charging bears, especially charging grizzlies.

But he noted the physical state of those bears. They charge with eyes wide open, nostrils flaring and often huffing air into their lungs. They are fully exposed to the active ingredient in the spray – oleoresin capsicum, an oily extract from the pepper plant.
Unlike tear gas, which appears to work poorly on bears, capsicum causes more than just irritation to the eyes. Inhaled, it inflames airways making it temporarily harder to breathe and from what is known about research on humans, it might do even more than that.

A charging grizzly is likely to get a big dose of capsicum. That is not necessarily the case for a predatory bear. . . . Farley describes predatory bears as approaching with eyes squinting, mouths shut and  nostrils narrowed. They come in like bears approaching beehives ready to suffer a bit to get the food they want. Their physical preparations would serve to minimize the dose of spray hitting the bear.
The post goes on to talk about risk-assessment: "Statistically, you are orders of magnitude more likely to die in a motor vehicle or boating accident in Alaska than to be attacked by a bear, let alone killed by one." But fear of bears is more primal than fear of motorboats.

And there is speculation on the changing nature of predators world-wide. Read it all.

The big about bears approaching beehives reminded me of when my late brother-in-law was raising hogs on his farm in southeastern Missouri. His was a small operation, maybe a dozen or so at a time, partly for the family and partly for sale.

He told me about one particular hog that would bust through an electric fence. The pig knew that it would get shocked, so it started squealing before it hit the fence, but it still wanted to break through more than it did not want to be shocked. There is no reason why some bear might not take the same attitude toward bear spray.

I still carry it at appropriate times, however. It also works well on overly aggressive dogs. And I see that Medred still carries it too.
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In light of this 2017 report, things don't look all bad. Sure, there is a 12% drop in membership in North America in 10 years. But there is an overall increase worldwide by 12%. And interestingly, on Paid on Apportionments to All General Funds, 1994-2016* Only 84.4% paid in 1994. But 91.9% paid in 2016. So members must think something is better, or they are just doing better economically. So, the obvious questions to ask directly of the LGBTQ community in the Methodist Church - "What % of members are in the LGBTQ category? What % of those just can't live with the current status quo? What % are so upset, that they just can't accept status quo? What % are satisfied with a civil marriage, and what % just have to have a church wedding? What % are clergy or Bishops?" I would like to see a survey like that taken by this "Way Forward" group. Plenty of time, since they have till 2019 to decide their findings. The survey should be of LGBTQ Methodist members only. NOT the none-LGBQT members. I have a feeling that the majority of very militant advocates of this are either outside advocates (non-UMC), or - excuse the phrase - super liberal, self-perceived do-gooder types, that want to burn the house down to save the "principle" of acceptance of all. This, considering that "all" are already accepted, including taking communion. We are talking only of the expansion of clergy, and gay marriage within the church. Nothing else. I would also like to see a question included in a survey of LGBTQ Methodist members only, that asks, "Eliminating the phrase 'homosexual lifestyle is contrary to Christian teaching' from the BoD, if it results in the breakup of UMC as it currently stands, do you favor or oppose the change?" My guess is that the answers to the survey will only include a small % of the LGBTQ Methodist community that wants to burn the house down to eliminate the phrase. BTW - I still favor gay marriage within UMC, and gay clergy. But not at the expense of destroying a good thing (UMC). I suspect the majority of the gay Methodist may feel the same way. I suspect that the agenda for "change or else", is coming from mostly non-members, or members that are not gay, but think they are on a holy crusade. Either way, I think it would be important to get anonymous survey data from the actual LGBTQ Methodist community, and not just from politically driven "do-gooder" members, and non-members. My 2 cents worth.
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          My Ideal Stock Report   
So, if I was going to create my own stock report and put what I wanted in it, this is what it would look like right here:

May 10, 2009 - Sunday Evening

The market had a big turnaround Friday to a higher high for the Dow30 and the SP-500 and clears the path for a continued uptrend. The Nasdaq Composite looks like it is taking a rest as technology stocks have been far ahead of the other indices these past weeks. The financials catapulted the Dow and S&P and these two charts look very strong for more likely gains.

At the same time we have euphoria with bullish market conditions that easily gives profits to the lazy investor we cannot ignore the technical indicators that are giving overbought conditions on a short term basis. The VIX-X, Chicago Board of Options Market Volatility Index is a measure of “fear” and this looks like we should have a short term correction that may start this week. Sentimentrader’s Smart money/dumb money index and Telechart’s T2108 chart shows strong overbought conditions and S&P Oscillator shows mild overbought, Investor’s Intelligence is a slower indicator to develop but confirming other indicators. Remember these are short term indicators and will “reset” themselves once we have a short term correction.

We then would look to see if the market is going to have higher highs to resume this uptrend we have been on since March 10th.

REPEAT FROM Thursday Night: This may be a good time to close long positions on this temporary “pop” as we are seeing many stocks showing topping patterns that were once momentum stocks. We use these “early scouts” as indicators that people are starting to take profits on the high fliers.

As you have been reading in this report the last few days that many stocks are getting dangerous to buy long, remain nimble and set tighter trailing stop losses because it would only take 1-2 days of sharp corrections to give up all the long profits we have made recently. Most long positions in the stock list below are now closed as we move mostly to intraday trading (scalping) tomorrow.

The stocks that have been the hottest runs or what could be called momentum stocks, ASH, CIEN, ARO, BIDU, CLF, MEE (and many others we don’t have listed) are going to correct hardest and it is likely that we see some rebound attempt next week but my hunch is that the market will start breaking down and short opportunities with short swings will be very profitable.

So in technical analysis terms, it is possible that today was a key reversal indicator (short term) and that is my personal hunch. We are going into a transitional period where we have few positions and most will likely be now short. You could play part of your opening short positions tomorrow early and add to them as any bounce in the market occurs.

Note the life insurance stocks had a big move up today against the tide because some insurance companies were listed by the Federal Reserve as passing the stress test and not needing additional funding. The whole sector moved up, PRU, MET, HIG, PFG.

The Oil index moved up 4% today to close at $58.67 and is still shadowing the direction of the indices. Moving averages, MACD, OBV, stochastics and price charges are all starting to turn up on this sector, use XOIL as index.

Intermediate Trade Positions: NGS, Natural Gas Services is showing a nice uptrend along with the natural gas ETF, UNG. For 10 ½ months natural gas has experienced a steep drop and this recent rise in the last 8 days is the most significant of all. It is likely to see a little selling in this sector first before higher advances are made. So the best process is to let it run its current run and then pullback before opening a position.

It is good to see the companion sector of oil moving up as well so monitoring XOIL and other oil and gas stocks like XTO, EOG, COG, GMXR, APA, ATPG, CNQ, and SNP would be good to get a feel of the oil and gas sector.

Swing Trades: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill has more downside but let it rebound up to $80+ before considering opening a small short position.

MEE rebounded Friday but monitor this as a potential swing short trade assuming it does not make a higher high over last Thursday’s high. It looks a little on the weak side so be prepared to open a small short if it doesn’t move above $23.50 tomorrow.

Potential short swings:

ABG, Asburn Automotive is starting to turn over but still needs another spike down tomorrow to confirm a short candidates. This needs a little more time to convince us that it does to go higher highs before shorting.

ADCT, ADC Telecomm looks like a very good short idea that was opened today and is likely going to break down over the next two weeks. Worth a short position tomorrow.

REPEAT: For aggressive traders or very small position: In the next 4 to 6 weeks, look for GM, General Motors to do a reverse split and watch for opportunity to sell short or work with long put options or selling calls short. This won’t happen for some time. They plan to do a 1 for 100 shares reverse split. That will put the stock at $185 at current pricing and reverse splits are desperation attempts to stay listed on the exchange, usually done by deeply troubled companies financially. This last gasp for air strategy rarely works.

Day Traders/Intraday stock ideas: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill swing trade short was covered Friday morning and may give another short opportunity (2nd helping).

MEE, Massey Energy and PCX, Patriot Coal both had excellent scalps, 8.5% for MEE and 11.8% for PCX. Look for a slight pop and a drop but don’t expect for the same big profits as on Friday. These could give both long and short scalps. Intraday trading is pumping out strong profits most every day now and I see that pattern continuing. As usual, look for good intraday trades in GMXR, FSLR, ICE, BLK, CME, BIDU, AMZN, WHR, IPI, POT, MON, MOS, COG, EOG, XTO, AAPL, WFC, JPM, BAC, WFC, JPM, C, and USB or any high volume, high volatility stocks. CSIQ and STP had big short scalps, 9.3% for CSIQ and 10.8% for STP.

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Thoughts: Keep steady, calm, decisive, aggressive. Have no fear and no greed. Keep looking at what to be doing next in a calm manner. Don’t focus on the past or beat yourself up what you did or didn’t do or what you should have done. Just keep playing the next shot, which in this business your next shot could be just sitting on the sideline.

If you have been uncomfortable shorting stocks, which most people are, try to learn this technique, it will be a useful tool in the coming years.

When I list several stocks from the same sector, like the housing industry for example, don’t short all of them unless you are well diversified and it represents a small percentage of your total stock account (in that same account).

Ticker Symbol Type
Notes Target
Open Price Target
GE, General Electric LONG-INT Still acting strong, didn’t turn over; hold if long.
BAC, Bank of Amer NEUTRAL Banks hot on stress test news.
ASH, Ashland LONG-INT Excellent intraday scalp Friday; may give us short soon?
CIEN, Cienna LONG-INT Breaking down; swing trade idea long next week
RS, Reliance Steel LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE
ARO, Aropostale LONG-INT Could give us long swing trade opp next few days
SWKS, Skyworks LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE.
RADS, Radiant Sys LONG-SWI Watch & wait, may present short possibility?
AMZN, Amazon LONG-INT No trade idea; stopped Thursday.
BIDU, Baidu LONG-INT Still in uptrend but sold “just in case”
UTX, United Tech LONG-INT Still going up; too dangerous to buy now
AAPL, Apple Cmptr LONG-INT Sell signal Friday.
DIOD, Diodes LONG-INT 2 big down days; watch and wait, possible Swing long.
CMG, Chipotle SHORT-INT Covered short position Friday, might get 2nd helping soon 84 75.50
SMH, Semi ETF LONG-INT Turning over; Nasdaq taking a rest
STP, Suntech SHORT-SWI No trade idea; DELETE
CSIQ, Canadian Sol SHORT-SWI Short swing idea near $10? Very small short position
BCRX, Biocryst SHORT-SWI No trade idea although still breaking down
JPM, JP Morgan LONG-SWI 10.5% move up today, higher high on bank news
RST, Rosetta Stone LONG-INT Look for rebound started Friday.
QCOM, Qualcomm LONG-INT Sell Friday if still long; may present long entry next week
GS, Goldman Sachs LONG-INT Resurged up, resuming uptrend.
GMXR, GMX Res LONG-INT On sidelines, looking for short entry?
CLF, Cliffs Nat’l LONG-INT No position.
MEE, Massey Energy SHORT-SWI Short position opened; hold into next week 23.25 17
RIMM, Research LONG-INT No postion.
IBM, Int’l Bus. Mach LONG-INT Worth small long position 100.500
RTN, Raytheon LONG-INT Bad sell
ADCT, ADC Comm SHORT-SWI Mistyped last report; hold short position 8 6.50

SWI (SWING): 2-7 days INT: Intermediate term position 8 days to several months. Open Price: price paid on opening long position or price sold on short position. Bold notes on table above represent changes from previous day.
Current positions are highlighted in yellow. Green colored lines are next probable positions to consider. Red, take action or watch closely.
IMPORTANT: The notes in this stock list is how I have been writing notes to myself about stocks for 16 years. They are general guidelines as to how I am approaching a particular stock and conditions may change during the next trading day that may cause a change in opinion before the next evening report is written.
Thoughts: Best odds only, be decisive, aggressive, mentally flexible, stay in position size, don’t overtrade and wait a little longer to buy and wait a little longer to sell. You will find that will make you more money on your trades. Trade what you see, not what you hope for. Intermediate and swing trades are really important to have trailing stop losses set.
Don’t trade unless the setup is there for you, then use the charts to tell you when the odds are heavily in your favor. Don’t force anything to work for you, let the setups develop and then take advantage of that. Be patient. Stay in position sizes without letting any intraday trade represent no more than 10-15% of your total account value. As you build your account, your position size percentage should get smaller and smaller to lower your risk.

Have a great day and I’ll talk to you this tomorrow.
Mitch King
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          Antipope Francis: VIRI PROBATI, MARRIED PRIESTS    
 The discussion about viri probati [men of proven faith and virtue] is surfacing again, this time in England. As we know, there have been many progressivists advocating the admission of married laymen of an advanced age into the priesthood. The alleged reason is that they would help to assuage the dramatic insufficiency of priests caused by the gap of vocations to the priesthood. So, in an attempt to resolve this and other problems caused by Vatican II – closing of churches, merging of parishes – the solution would be to open the door of the priesthood to married old men.

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Precedent set with Anglican married priests who become Catholic, above, Fr. Harris with his family; below, Fr. Bart Stevens, wife and children
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Would, then, the celibacy law be abolished for priests? This straightforward question is what the promoters of the idea of viri probati want to avoid. They try to circumvent this embarrassing question by saying: “These men, some of them already deacons, would make a commitment not to live with their wives…”

So, we would have married men who de facto would not live the matrimonial life, a sort of provisory chastity or continence inside marriage. This norm of chastity, however, would not be obligatory, but voluntary. Thus, the problem returns: It would be a breach in the rule of celibacy, but preferably those new priests would not have a matrimonial life.

Another “exception” to the rule of priestly celibacy came from the acceptance by Benedict XVI of converted Anglican “priests,” who were re-ordained and became Catholic priests. They were/are married and brought wives and children to their new rectories.

These ex-Anglican priests created a paradoxical situation for the Church. They are married priests in good standing with Rome. However, in the last 50 years a Catholic priest who wanted to marry has been required to leave the priesthood.

Since the number of ex-priests who have married after Vatican II is considerable – about 90,000 of the 413,418 priests in 2015, according to a credible source – the argument is now being advanced that, since the Church received ex-Anglican priests with their wives, she should also open her door also to this large group so that they can return to their ministry and help resolve the priest shortage.

In brief, the “solutions” to resolve the crisis of vocations and the insufficiency of priests are:

  • To accept married viri probati;
  • To reintroduce into priesthood ex-priests who left it to marry.
  • For the adoption of both “solutions” the precedent of accepting married ex-Anglicans as Catholic priests is of importance.
With this overview as background, the reader is in proper conditions to evaluate the recent interview Bishop Chrispian Hollis – retired Bishop of Portsmouth, England – gave to National Catholic Reporter. (June 16, 2017, pp. 1, 6, 7)

fr hollis 
Bishop Hollis: ‘I want to ordain married men’
Bishop Hollis speaks unambiguously about what he desires: “I want us to be able to ordain suitable married men.” He believes a commission should be established among the Bishops of the England and Wales to discuss the issue: This commission could look for the best way that this could be achieved. “We cannot go into this question blindly,” he says. “There needs to be a responsible discussion within the Church as broadly based as possible.”

Although a proponent of opening discussions on ordaining married priests, Hollis concurs that ultimately the decision to do so falls to Pope Francis. According to the English Bishop, Francis shows an openness to ordaining married men; he believes the Pope is just “waiting for a compelling case to be put before him.” (NCR, ibid.)

Hollis knows that Pope Francis is standing behind a similar solution (here and here).

Indeed, when the Encyclical Laudato Si’ was being prepared, Francis received at the Vatican Bishop Erwin Kräutler of Xingu in the Brazilian rainforest.

After the meeting on 5 April, 2014, Bishop Kräutler gave an interview to the daily Salzburger Nachrichten in which he declared the Pope was open-minded about finding solutions for the shortage of priests in areas like his Diocese. I reproduce his words:

“I told him [the Pope] that as Bishop of Brazil’s largest diocese with 800 church communities and 700,000 faithful I only had 27 priests, which means that our communities can only celebrate the Eucharist twice or three times a year at the most. The Pope explained that he could not take everything in hand personally from Rome. We local Bishops, who are best acquainted with the needs of our faithful, should be courageous and make concrete suggestions,” he said.

A Bishop should not act alone, the Pope told Kräutler. Francis indicated that “regional and national Bishops’ Conferences should seek and find consensus on reform, and then we should bring up our suggestions for reform in Rome,” Kräutler said.

Asked whether he had raised the question of ordaining married men at the audience, Bishop Kräutler replied: “The ordination of viri probati, that is, of proven married men who could be ordained to the priesthood, came up when we were discussing the plight of our communities. The Pope himself told me about a Diocese in Mexico in which each community had a deacon, but many had no priest. There were 300 deacons there who naturally could not celebrate the Eucharist. The question was how things could continue in such a situation.

krautler francis
Bishop Kräutler with Francis at the Vatican
“It was up to the Bishops to make suggestions, the Pope said again.”

Bishop Kräutler was asked whether it now depended on Bishops’ Conferences as to whether Church reforms proceeded or not. “Yes,” he replied. “After my personal discussion with the Pope I am absolutely convinced of this.” (The Tablet, April 10, 2014)

Also Card. Pietro Parolin, today Vatican’s Secretary of State and then Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, told El Universal newspaper in September 2013 that priestly celibacy “is not part of Church dogma and the issue is open to discussion because it is an ecclesiastical tradition.” “Modifications can be made, but these must always favor unity and God’s will,” he said. “God speaks to us in many different ways. We need to pay attention to this voice that points us towards causes and solutions, for example the clergy shortage.” (The Tablet, ibid.)

It is not difficult to see that the wall of priestly celibacy is on the brink of collapsing. The right Pope and Secretary of State are in right place to do it; the precedents – ex-Anglican married priests – were duly arranged by Benedict XVI; the viri probati are ready and waiting to enter the scene using the pretext of the priest shortage of Amazonia in Brazil. What follows next will be a blitz of married priests being re-introduced into their abandoned ministries.

It will be another multi-century wall in the Catholic Church – priestly celibacy – that will be destroyed by Progressivism as it proceeds on the path toward the complete demolition of the Mystical Body of Christ.

God’s intervention is near. 

Fr. Kramer "Apostate Antipope Francis & One World Religion" 

          Amazon’s “Prime Day” deals return July 11; Here’s what to expect   

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今晩19時〜 シリーズ第3期「戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX」ニコ生一挙放送勃発! 錬金術師キャロルとオートスコアラー達、そして水樹奈々さん原案のカッコいいノイズが登場します! #symphogear

— 戦姫絶唱シンフォギアAXZ (@SYMPHOGEAR) June 24, 2017



この後第5期の放送も決まっている人気シリーズで、漫画化のほか2017年6月26日にはスマホアプリ「戦姫絶唱シンフォギアXD UNLIMITED」が配信されるなど幅広く展開されています。

上松範康さんは音楽クリエイター集団「Elements Garden」の代表で数多くのアーティスト、アニメ・ゲーム関連作品に楽曲を提供しています。特に水樹奈々さんのヒット曲を多数手がけており、水樹奈々さんのブレイクのきっかけ「ETERNAL BLAZE」の作曲・編曲を手がけています。





「戦姫絶唱シンフォギア」過去3シリーズが3夜連続でニコ生一挙放送決定! 22日(木)に第1期、23日(金)に第2期G、24日(土)に第3期GXを配信します! #symphogear

— 戦姫絶唱シンフォギアAXZ (@SYMPHOGEAR) June 16, 2017














— 金詩 (@shingo811258291) April 10, 2017










不死鳥のフランメ / 戦姫絶唱シンフォギアG キャラクターソング1 / マリア・カデンツァヴナ・イヴ (日笠陽子) x 風鳴翼 (水樹奈々) #nowplaying

— こいぬAXZ (@utaukoinu) June 14, 2017









— 極・ゲームニュー速暇つぶしアンテナ (@GokuGameSokuho) June 16, 2017






先日開催した「戦姫絶唱シンフォギアAXZ」プレミア上映会のイベントレポートをアップしました! 悠木碧さん、高垣彩陽さん、日笠陽子さんによるアフタートーク動画も公開中! #symphogear

— 戦姫絶唱シンフォギアAXZ (@SYMPHOGEAR) June 30, 2017


TOKYO MX 2017年7月1日より 毎週 土曜 25:00~
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そして第1話「バルベルデ地獄変」の次回予告も公開しました! いよいよ明日から「戦姫絶唱シンフォギアAXZ」の放送がスタートします。どうぞお見逃し無く!! #symphogear

— 戦姫絶唱シンフォギアAXZ (@SYMPHOGEAR) June 30, 2017





(c)2017 つくしあきひと・竹書房/メイドインアビス製作委員会 つくしあきひと氏の漫画を原作としたテレビアニメ「メイドインアビス」の先行上映会が6月18日、東京・角川シネマ新宿で開催され、トークパートにリコ役の富田美憂、レグ役の伊瀬茉莉也、ナナチ役の井澤詩織が出演した。




 また、キャラクターたちが歌う主題歌については、富田が「どちらの収録も私が最初で、伊瀬さんと井澤さんが続いてくるので責任重大でした。オープニング主題歌『Deep in Abyss』はリコのかわいらしさだけではなく、芯の強さを出せたらいいなと考えて収録に挑みました」、伊瀬は「最初はレグが歌うイメージがなかったので、どう歌うのか試行錯誤しました。低すぎると別キャラクター、高いと女の子になってしまうので、中性的になるように意識しています」とコメント。なお、エンディング主題歌「旅の左手、最果ての右手」について、伊瀬はキャラクターたちが仲良く手をつなぎ行進しているイメージで、CD収録バージョンに参加した井澤は覚えやすいメロディだと楽曲について語っている。



 「メイドインアビス」は、AT-X、TOKYO MXほかで7月7日から放送予定。Amazonプライム・ビデオでも同日から見放題独占配信。

          Leabhar nua le Dale - New book by Dale   

Announcing a new e-book in Irish!  Cúig Nóiméad go dtí an Nollag is an Irish language translation of a poem published in picture book form, and is available from for Kindle, or you may download a free Kindle reader from Amazon or from your app store to read this or other Kindle content on your iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, computer, or other pad or device.  Cúig Nóiméad go dtí an Nollag (Five Minutes to Christmas) tells the story of an old gentleman alone on Christmas Eve who receives a series of gifts from an unknown source.  Each gift has a message attached, and the messages together remind him of why Christmas is celebrated.


If you are interested, here is the link:


If you are interested in the English version, it can be found at:


The poem was written by Dale Dennis, who is a member of the TalkIrish forum, and illustrated beautifully by his friend Terry Johnston.


The book is a great place to pick up a lot of seasonal terminology in Irish!


All the best, Seáno. :-)

          George Orwell "1984" - Dystopischer Roman wird zum aktuellen Bestseller   
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          最新刊 「柔訳 釈尊の言葉 第3巻」   

原始仏典「釈尊の言葉 ダンマパダ編」の最終巻である第3巻が完成しました。

「柔訳 釈尊の言葉 第3巻」







* 人間が持つ、どうしようも無い・仕方がないサガ(性)の面。
* 人が持つ悲しさ、残念な弱さ。
* 人が持つ寂しい心。


* 誰も、生(性)老病死への体験・苦しみを避けることは出来ないのだよ。
* だからこそ、その中でも笑うことに意味も価値も有る。

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          ノートパソコンが「突然死」して使えなくなる! SSDの故障による   
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≪ 選挙に勝てばあまりにも大きな権力を手に入れることができるがゆえに、つくられた権力は民主王朝制的な性格を大なり小なり帯びることになり、選挙に勝つことが絶対化されるためにポピュリズムやデマゴーグの政治が跋扈することになる。それは民主主義の危機というものではなく、民主主義がもつ属性だと考えた方がいい。 ≫

≪ 近代の民主主義が民主王朝制を生んでしまうことをどう克服するかにある。この問題が克服されないかぎり、私たちはソフトな民主王朝制の下で管理されるか、ハードの民主王朝制の下で縛られるかという選択しかなくなってしまうからである。そしてそのことがみえてきた時代のなかに、私は黄昏れる近代、黄昏れる近代国家の時代を感じている。≫







 ≪ トランプ政権は必ず行き詰まる!? いま問われる民主主義の「限界」



近代になって生まれた政治制度には、つねにこのような問題がつきまとってきたのである。 :その原因は、国家があまりにも大きな権力をえてしまったことにある。
すなわち、選挙に勝てばあまりにも大きな権力を手に入れることができるがゆえに、つくられた権力は民主王朝制的な性格を大なり小なり帯びることになり、選挙に勝つことが絶対化されるためにポピュリズムやデマゴーグの政治が跋扈することになる。 それは民主主義の危機というものではなく、民主主義がもつ属性だと考えた方がいい。

かつてマックス・ウェーバーは『職業としての政治』のなかで、「『すべての国家は暴力の上に基礎づけられている』。トロツキーは例のブレスト―リトウスクでこう喝破したが、この言葉は実際正しい」(岩波文庫 脇圭平訳)と述べていたが、国家は暴力を独占することによってその機能を維持している。


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          The get-up-to-speed-guide on the school voucher debate   

With a choice-friendly President and Secretary of Education now in office, private school choice programs have been cast into the national spotlight. This week has been no different: On Monday, researchers released two major studies on vouchers—one on Indiana’s program, the other on Louisiana’s—and the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that may have implications for choice programs across this nation.

Among other things, this means that the debate on private school choice has moved from the periphery of the education policy conversation to center stage. As a result, some of you may be joining the conversation for the first time. As a long-time participant in the voucher wars, we at the Fordham Institute thought it might be helpful to offer a get-up-to-speed guide featuring some of our “greatest hits” on the topic.

We’ve arranged it around four questions:

  1. What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?
  2. What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?
  3. How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?
  4. What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?

Boosting student outcomes remains a key goal of private-school choice. While Fordham isn’t a program evaluator per se, we’ve been proud to assist and support several important empirical analyses on the impacts of vouchers on both participants and pupils in public schools. Back in the early 2000s, we helped support an experimental study of a privately funded scholarship program in Dayton. The analysis found that African American participants made significant progress (more so in reading). Fast forward almost a decade: Ohio lawmakers had enacted a statewide voucher program known as EdChoice. In 2008, Fordham and a number other groups released an early study offering evidence that vouchers may have improved public schools as competition increased. Eight years later, we released a rigorous analysis of EdChoice by David Figlio. His study would corroborate the “competitive effects” finding, though he also found that voucher students themselves lost ground on state tests. As we’ve discussed, however, the participant analysis has several limitations that should be kept in mind. For an accessible overview of this study, see Dr. Figlio’s slide deck presented at our February event on voucher research.

What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?

One of the central, thorniest policy questions of private-school choice programs is whether and how to hold them accountable for results. In 2009, we interviewed twenty top thinkers on choice and accountability. They offered a variety of perspectives on matters such as testing and transparency around those results; financial disclosures; and whether low-performing private schools should be stripped of their ability to enroll scholarship students. In the end, we suggested a “sliding scale” approach—private schools with more voucher students would face closer scrutiny than those with just a handful. Five years later, we released a policy toolkit aimed at state legislators wrestling with accountability in voucher or scholarship programs. Our recommendations insisted on protecting private schools’ freedoms, while holding them accountable for student outcomes (again on a sliding scale). In a couple follow-up blog posts, we continued to make the case that choice, done well, requires accountability for student learning. We noted earlier this year that as scholarship programs have expanded, states have indeed put into place reasonable accountability provisions, debunking one of critics’ favorite claims—that voucher-accepting schools are “unaccountable.”

How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?

Not every private school decides to admit scholarship students when given the opportunity. Why do some schools participate, while others decline? In Red Tape or Red Herring, we surveyed private-school leaders to find out which policies weigh most heavily on this decision. Most respondents cite regulations that restrict admissions or religious practices as deterrents, while just a minority felt that testing discourages participation. The overwhelming majority said they were motivated by the opportunity to “expand their mission to their community.” Our case study of five Ohio private schools also reveals that vouchers are seen as a way to reach more families. Yet the school leaders also are candid about the challenges of maintaining a culture of high expectations, while working on shoestring budgets. Similar themes are echoed in a Fordham report that looked inside Catholic voucher-accepting schools in Milwaukee.

What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

This all brings us to the burning question of the day, at least for Beltway policy wonks: Should there be a federal private-school choice initiative—and what should it look like? On these questions, we’ve got you covered. Just two days before President Trump’s inauguration, we co-hosted an event that debated three options for a federal private-school choice program. Throughout February, we published the views of a dozen top-notch experts in our fourth annual “Wonkathon.” We crowned a quartet from the Foundation for Excellence in Education as our “wisest wonks” in this competition, having won a popular vote for the most persuasive proposal. In February and April, we at Fordham co-hosted events that continued to explore issues in a potential federal choice program, from both research and policy angles. After weighing the competing arguments, Mike expressed his skepticism about the wisdom of a big new federal tax credit scholarship program.


Needless to say, we at the Education Gadfly have logged countless hours and spilled much ink wrestling with the issues around private school choice. We’ve done everything from commenting on presidential candidate Al Gore’s position on vouchers to penning editorials in newspapers to testifying before legislators in our home state of Ohio. We’ll continue to be relentless in advocating for thriving private schools that are accessible to families of all backgrounds. We certainly don’t have all the answers to get us there, but we hope you’ll consider joining us in this effort.


Fordham reports

Marshall Allen, “Public Support for Catholic Schools” in Scott Hamilton (ed.) Who Will Save America’s Urban Public Schools (2008); Chester E. Finn, Jr., et al, When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What’s the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs? (2009); David Stuit and Sy Doan, School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring? (2012); Ellen Belcher, Pluck and Tenacity: How Five Private Schools in Ohio Have Adapted to Vouchers (2014); Fordham Institute, Public Accountability and Private-School Choice: A Policy Toolkit (2014); David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik, Evaluation of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program: Selection, Competition, and Performance Effects (2016).

Fordham commentary

Michael Petrilli, “The problem with ‘bad voucher schools aren’t a problem,’” (2014); Michael Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr., “The two tracks of school reform,” (2014); Michael Petrilli, “Vouchers have changed. Maybe your position should change, too” (2017); Michael Petrilli and Richard Kahlenberg, “Two experts debate whether public funds should be used to support private school vouchers” (2017); Aaron Churchill, “Don’t neglect vouchers’ competitive effects” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The Fordham Institute’s 2017 Wonkathon: The $20 billion school choice edition” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A new federal push on private school choice?” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A $20 billion school choice tax credit program: Yes, maybe, how so?” (2017); Chad L. Aldis, “Testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The three miracles required for Donald Trump to become the patron saint of school choice” (2017).

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          第6位:LR44 アルカリボタン電池(20個パック)   

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          第7位:【国内正規品】 JOYO DYNA COMPRESSOR JF-10 ダイナコンプ   

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          第8位:【国内正規品】JOYO Analog Delay アナログディレイ JF-33   

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          第9位:パナソニック eneloop 単3形充電池 8本パック スタンダードモデル BK-3MCC/8   

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          第10位:パナソニック eneloop 単4形充電池 8本パック スタンダードモデル BK-4MCC/8   

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家電・カメラ購入人数:64人(昨日1人)2013年4月26日 発売|詳細

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          第17位:AFUNTA Fitbit充電器 Fitbit Charge 2 チャージャー USB充電ケーブル スマートウオッチ用 便利 小さい 持ち運びやすい クリップ式 2個パック   

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家電・カメラ購入人数:1人(昨日1人)2016年10月29日 発売|詳細

          第20位:ソニー SONY ウォークマン純正シリコンケース CKM-NWA30 : NWA30シリーズ用 シナバーレッド CKM-NWA30 R   

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          第21位:Galaxy S8 フィルム G-Color Galaxy S8 フィルム 全面保護 気泡ゼロ 全てケースと干渉せず 防指紋 貼り直すことができる Samsung Galaxy S8対応 透明ケース付き (Samsung Galaxy S8, TPU保護フィルム)   

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          Amazon’s deal of the day is a Roku Streaming Stick at an unheard of price   

If there's one streaming media device that can match the quality of Amazon's Fire TV Stick, it has got to be the Roku Streaming Stick. The problem, of course, is that a new Roku Streaming Stick sells for $50 while the Fire TV Stick is just $40. But check this out: today, for one day only, Amazon has an insane deal on refurbished Roku Streaming Sticks that drops the price to just $29.99! That's the lowest price ever for Roku's 3600R, which is the latest version of the Streaming Stick. This offer is only good until the end of the day though, so be sure to jump on it.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on
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          The complete list of Nintendo Switch games currently available for sale and pre-order   

There are two types of people in the world, those you already have a Nintendo Switch and those who are debating whether or not to pay a premium and get one right now on Amazon. If you fall into the former category, it’s time to stock up on new games and to pre-order upcoming titles so you don’t miss out on anything. And best of all, if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber you’ll save 20% on each game you pre-order! Below, you’ll find the complete list of available and upcoming games, excluding online-only eShop exclusives.

Here's the list of every Switch game that's currently available for pre-order. And remember, Prime subscribers get 20% off most titles:

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          7 things successful people do the week before a vacation   

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Vacations are an essential part of staying productive and happy at work.

Most Americans could seriously use more time off.

Like any major life event, vacations deserve some thoughtful planning.

That's why the week before your big trip is crucial. If you dart out for a week or two without any preparation, you could find yourself swamped when you get back.

Fortunately, there are numerous steps you can take ahead of time to curb potential problems.

Here are several things you should do the week before your vacation starts:

DON'T MISS: 12 signs you desperately need a vacation from work

DON'T MISS: 7 things successful people do the night before a vacation

Schedule some wiggle room for yourself

Instead of diving straight into your vacation and then jumping back into work, leave yourself some room to breathe.

Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage," tells Business Insider:

"If your work situation permits it, leave a day after you've 'officially' booked off and arrive a day before you've announced your official return. This buys you an extra distraction-free day at both ends of your vacation so that you leave feeling better prepared and more relaxed and return to work without feeling overwhelmed."

Talk to everyone you work with

Before you leave on your summer adventure, you've got to fill in your customers.

Kerr says:

"Contact any high-priority clients before going to make sure you've answered any questions and addressed their needs before heading out. It's not only a great customer service habit to get into, it will give you greater peace of mind. It also gives you a simple but legitimate excuse to reach out to clients you may not have talked to in a while."

Don't forget about reaching out to your coworkers too.

Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," tells Business Insider:

"Create a game plan of who you must meet or communicate with regarding your plans. Begin creating an email for all relevant parties so work will be uninterrupted and your team can fill in for you — with all key information handy."

Lastly, make sure to pass on relevant passwords, projects, and deadlines to your colleagues. It's better to do this at the start of the week, so you're not dumping a ton of information into anyone's inbox on a Friday afternoon as you rush to the airport.

Prioritize your tasks

Try to prioritize your days so that you can complete major tasks before you leave.

Ryan Kahn, a career coach, founder of The Hired Group, and author of "Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad," tells Business Insider:

"Close out any outstanding projects. Your time off during the vacation is there for you to recharge and refresh. Don't leave loose ends or missed deadlines lingering over you. Spend the extra time now to make sure you can enjoy worry-free time off."

But make sure the week before you head off on a vacation isn't too jam-packed with busy work — you want to focus on the important stuff.

"Accept the fact that you will never get everything cleared off your plate before leavening — so prioritize and plan carefully to ensure you can leave with a clear a head as possible," Kerr says.

Taylor and Kerr agree that having a plan of action for when you get back is also important. You want to have your priorities straight once you're back from vacation.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider
          7 things successful people do the night before a vacation   

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It's summer, which means it's time to reward yourself with some time off.

But before you jet off to some sunny shore, you need set your affairs in order at work.

The night before your vacation is a crucial time to prepare.

Effective planning will give you peace of mind while you're catching some rays, and it will prevent problems from cropping up when you drag your sunburnt self back into the office in a few days.

The last thing you need after leaving paradise is to have to deal with some preventable fiasco at work.

Here are seven things you should do the night before your vacation starts:

DON'T MISS: 12 signs you desperately need a vacation from work

SEE ALSO: 5 tricks to stop worrying about email while you're on vacation

Clean up

Before you leave the office, take some time to tidy up your desk.

That way, you'll at least know you're coming back to a "well-organized, inviting workspace," Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage," tells Business Insider.

Set up your out-of-office messages

Remember, your phone and inbox won't just freeze up while you're gone.

"Set your out-of-office response on your voice mail and email," Ryan Kahn, a career coach, founder of The Hired Group, and author of "Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad," tells Business Insider

"This may seem obvious, but it's often overlooked," he says. "You may be on vacation, but others may not be. Don't risk inadvertently damaging any relationships."

"Make sure your voice mail accurately gives your date of return," Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," tells Business Insider.

She also recommends ensuring that your boss and key coworkers know the procedure regarding emergency contact.

Kerr says that it's also a good idea to include additional info in your OOO messages.

"Let colleagues and customers know what options they have for reaching someone else who can help them," he says.

"Don't overlook the positive goodwill you'll garner from adding some humor to your message: One of my client's e-mail auto response described how she'd been kidnapped by her three small children and held in Disneyland," he says.

Make a list

The night before your vacation, take the time to sit down with a pen and paper.

Kerr suggests creating a final, detailed to-do list of action items, both personal and work-related, that you know you'll need to do once you return from your vacation.

"Doing this will reduce your mental clutter as you head out on vacation and help you feel more relaxed knowing that everything's down on paper and organized for your return," he says.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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ثبت شده در ستاد ساماندهی وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی پرداخت به بانک های ایرانی(ملت،کشاورزی،ملی،صادرات...) دارای تالار گفتگوی فارسی و محیط کار فارسی لیست آخرین پرداختی ها نیم ساعت در روز بازدید کنید ماهیانه 30000 تومان تا 7،000،000 تومان درآمد کسب کنید (اونایی که با باکس آشنایی دارن نیازی نیست که متن ها را بخونن فقط به ادامه مطلب بروند و روی ورود به سایت کلیک کرده و ثبت نام کنند و پول بگیرند)و اما شماهایی که با این منابع پول رایگان آشنا نیستید بر روی ادامه مطلب کلیک کنید و متن را بخونیدلذت کسب درآمد واقعی از اینترنت را با ما تجربه کنیداز همین لحظه تا کسب درآمد عالی از اینترنت فقط 10 دقیقه فاصله داری !!از این راه از وقتی که مفت و مجانی می گذراندید،پول در می آورید.برای پولدار شدن باید از لحظه لحظه ی زندگیتون درست استفاده کنید. اگه تا الان هرچی سعی کردی نتونستی پولی از اینترنت بدست بیاری،کافیه که فقط 5 دقیقه وقت بزاری و متن زیر رو بخونی،برای اولین بار در عمرت پول خوبی از اینترنت گیرت میاد،به راحتی هرچه تمام تر. (اونایی که با باکس ها آشنایی دارند برای مشاهده ی لیست کامل سایت ها به پایین بروند) کلاً دو تا راه هست برای کسب درآمد واقعی از اینترنت که خودم پول گرفتم، 1-به نظر من الان بهترین و تنها روش کسب درآمد از طریق بازاریابی هستش با این روش شما خودتان برای خود به صورت رایگان یک فروشگاه خواهید داشت بدون اینکه پولی برای تهیه محصولات خرج کنید ویا زحمتی برای تحویل محصول به دست مشتری بکشید همچنین میتونید فقط یک یا چند محصول را به انتخاب خود در وبلاگتان گذاشته و به ازای هرکلیکی که روی آنها میشود درآمد کسب کنید وهمچنین میتوانید از طریق عضوگیری درآمد کسب کنیدنکته مهم این است که دقت کنید زیرمجموعه هیچگونه پولی به شما نخواهد داد فقط برای معرفی شما مدیر سایت یه مبلغی رو به شما هدیه میکندکه به نظر من بهترین کار همون ایجاد فروشگاه هستش پولش خیلی خوبتر و بیشترهفقط اگر جدی هستی همین الان شروع کن تا رتبه ات بالاتر بره چون هم اکنون همه ایرانی ها به این کسب درآمد باورنکردنی هجوم آورده اندو بدونید این کار نیست که نتیجه نمیده فقط آدمان که میونه راه خسته میشن و ول میکنن و کسایی که تا آخرش میرن تردید نکنید که موفق میشن مثه خوده منخستگی رو کنار بزنید و شروع کنیدموارد مورد نیاز برای شروع کسب درآمد:1 یک وبلاگ یا سایت (درصورت نیاز به اینجا مراجعه کنید و درخواست وبلاگ بکنید تا به صورت کاملا رایگان برای شما یک وبلاگ درست کنیم)2 ثبت نام در سایت های معرفی شده در پایین3 دریافت کد فروشگاه و قرار دادن آن در وبلاگتان روش کار: خیلی آسان است! به هرکدام از سایت ای معرفی شده در پایین مراجعه کرده و بر روی عضویت کلیک کنید و فرم ثبت نام را پرکنید و به سوالات آنها با دقت و صحیح پاسخ بدهیدبعد از ثبت نام به کنترل پنل خود بروید و کد فروشگاه را دریافت کنید و در وبلاگتان قرار بدهید( در صورت نیاز به من ایمیل بدهید.( پاسخگوی هرگونه مشکل و سوال شما هستم)خبر خوب این است که این بازار هنوز در ایران نسبتا جدید است و رقابت در آن کم است. برای همین خیلی راحت میتوانید وبلاگ یا سایت موفق و معروفی ایجاد کنید که توصیه ما این است که اول از وبلاگ شروع کنید چون رایگان است بعد که پولش دستتون اومد و خودتون با چشم خودتون باورش کردید میتونید یه سایت هم درست کنیدبه زودی زود روزی خواهد رسید که سایت هایی شبیه سایت های خارجی که ماهیانه میلیون ها دلار از فروش خود سود میکنند در ایران ایجاد میشود و فرهنگ خرید اینترنتی روز به روز بیشتر میشود.برای همین اگر شما از همین امروز شروع کنید و فروشگاه اینترنتی خود را آغاز کنید. میتوانید جزو اولین سایت های معروف و موفق شوید و از این موج پرسود جدید بیشترین درآمد را کسب کنید. این دقیقا همان کاریست که افراد با شم اقتصادی بالا در ایران انجام میدهندفقط نباید بگویید که این کارا از دست من بر نمی آد به خدا که من هم 6ماه پیش باور نمیکردم که از اینترنت بتونم پول دربیارم و حتی باور نمیکردم که بتونم با کاراشون آشنا بشم وبتونم انجامش بدم ولی بعدها که باهمکاری یکی از دوستام به این کار وارد شدم راحتی کارش شگفت زدم کرد ولی بازهم باور نمیکردم برای همچین کار آسونی بهم پول بدن اما وقتی پولش به حسابم واریز شد بعد از یه عالمه خوشحالی تصمیم گرفتم این روش های کسب درآمد رو به هم وطنام معرفی کنمقابل توجه بی اعتمادان به هردو دنیا:شما با ایجاد فروشگاه به من هیچ خدمتی نمیکنید فقط پولش به جیب خودتون میره بلکه برای من یک خطر بزرگ نیز محسوب میشوید چون هرچی باشه رقیب میشیم بعدش هم زیر مجموعه ها ازشون هیچ پولی کسر نمیشود فقط برای معرفی از مدیر سایت پاداش میگیرن توصیه ما به شما: اگر میخواهید پیشرفت کنید و درآمدی که از اینترنت بدست می آورید خوده شما را هم شکفت زده کند در همه سایت های زیر ثبت نام کرده و چندین فروشگاه داشته باشید با یه ذره فکر کردن خواهید فهمید که درآمد چندین فروشگاه چند برابره یک فروشگاه است (درنظر بگیرید که تمامی فروشگاه ها را رایگان می سازید)توجه: هرکس از وبلاگ من حداقل در ده سایت زیر ثبت نام کند یک هدیه باارزش دریافت میکند(به ایمیلم خبر بدهید)+ یک وبلاگ نیز برای ثبت نام کنندگان درست میکنم(همراه با آموزش روش ساخت آن) لیست سایت ها : سایت اول:>>>>>>>>>> ورود با سایت اولسایت دوم:>>>>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت دوم (درحال حاضر این سایت آماده به ارائه خدمات نیست)سایت سوم:>>>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت سومسایت چهارم:>>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت چهارمسایت پنجم:>>>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت پنجمسایت ششم:>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت ششمسایت هفتم: برای ورود به این سایت بر روی بنر زیر کلیک کنیدسایت هشتم:>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت هشتمسایت نهم:که در همون ابتدای ثبت نام ٥٠٠٠٠ریال (پنج هزار تومن)به حساب شما می ریزد و رایگان هست ورود به سایت نهممن این سایت رو خیلی تایید میکنم خیلی معتبر و خوش قول هستش اگر خودت هم از اعتبارش اطمینان پیدا کردی در این بخش که پر درآمدتر هست نیز ثبت نام کنید ورود به سایت سایت دهم: >>>>>>>>>>>> ورود به سایت دهمسایت یازدهم: برای ورود به سایت بر روی بنر زیر در سمت چپ صفحه در بخش پشتیبان کلیک کنیدسایت دوازدهم:>>>>>>>>>>>ورود به سایت دوازدهمحالا که ثبت نام کردید بعدش برای بالا بردن رتبه ی الکسای سایتتون و افزایش بازدیدش تلاش می کنید و بعد که بازدید کننده پیدا کردید می تونید فروش هم داشته باشید.برای افزایش رتبه و بازدیدتون هم می تونید اولا با تبادل لینک و سایت های بازدید خودکار کار کنید بعد از مدتی که رتبه ی سایتتون بالا رفت دیگه به صورت طبیعی بازدید کننده ی واقعی خواهید داشت و لیست بعضی سایت های افزایش بازدید رو هم اینجا گذاشتم: لیست سایت های افزایش بازدیدو اما دومین روش کسب درآمد ایرانی که به ازای کلیک کردن روی آگهی ها پول به دست می آورید: برای مشاهده متن کامل بر روی ادامه مطلب کلیک کنید ادامه مطلب
          Jack Wolfskin家儿童双肩书包!容量大,质量又好,宝宝爱动,用东西糙,这款正合适!原价27.95欧,折后21.99欧!   
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          #4: Split [Blu-ray + Copie digitale]   
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          #5: Logan [Blu-ray + Blu-ray édition Noir & Blanc + Digital HD] [Blu-ray + Digital HD]   
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          #6: Wonder Woman [blu-ray]   
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          #8: Les Animaux fantastiques [Combo Blu-ray + DVD]   
Les Animaux
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Eddie Redmayne , Katherine Waterston , David Yates    Tous publics   Blu-ray

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          #9: Logan [Édition Limitée boîtier SteelBook + Blu-ray édition Noir & Blanc] [Édition Limitée boîtier SteelBook]   
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          #10: La la land [Blu-ray]   
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          Film Wonder Woman FR R5 en streaming et téléchargement   
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C'était avant qu'elle ne devienne Wonder Woman, à l'époque où elle était encore Diana, princesse des Amazones et combattante invincible. Un jour, un pilote américain s'écrase sur l'île paradisiaque où elle vit, à l'abri des fracas du monde. Lorsqu'il lui raconte qu'une guerre terrible fait rage à l'autre bout de la planète, Diana quitte son havre de paix, convaincue qu'elle doit enrayer la menace. En s'alliant aux hommes dans un combat destiné à mettre fin à la guerre, Diana découvrira toute l'étendue de ses pouvoirs... et son véritable destin.

          Documentaires La révélation des pyramides sortie en streaming et téléchargement   
La révélation des pyramides
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          DEVREESE: Benvenuta / L' Oeuvre au Noir / Un Soir, un Train   
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          La révélation des pyramides S 1 Ep 0 FR en Streaming et Téléchargement   
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          Cali, Cali, Cali....I think so.   

During the holidays we took a family trip to our usual New Orleans. This year we decided to start in San Francisco, on to Tahoe, then to Nawlins. It was a quick trip, just to eat in San Fran. We walked and ate, visited with some friends and then were gone. Being that the trip was so condensed, I had to choose wisely. Where to go?

We arrived in San Francisco late. I hate arriving in the dark. My first impression of color and bustle of a city are extremely important. I remember the first time I arrived in Venice. It was extremely late and dark and deserted and cold and well, meh.... When John and I emerged early the next morning, I was hit with the chill of the November air and the colors! It was amazing. I like arriving in daylight.

The kids were exhausted, it was late and they were starving. We quickly jumped into a cab and made our way to Delfina in the Mission. Being exhausted, we did not notice that the pizza place and the restaurant were adjoined, but with separate entrances. Once seated, we realized that pizza did not appear on the menu. When we asked, they directed us next door. We felt like asses, but they assured us they were not annoyed. We walked through the door at 11:01pm to be informed that they stopped serving at 11. Even though we explained that we were sitting next door, nope, no dice. It was okay. We ran back and were served a most delicious dinner. I am happy we did not miss out. I would have been sad. Our waiter was amazing and the food superb. We would return for spectacular pizza in two days time.

The weekend was filled with the Ferry Building, the farmers market, trips to Bi-Rite (excellent) and burritos in the Mission. We had one of the best meals ever at La Ciccia. Spaghetti with bottarga, lamb, clams, it was divine! We spent our day walking around the city and eating. Chinatown was fantastic and a trip to City Lights was mandatory. I purchased some poetry by Bukowski and the kids each purchased a book, while John checked out the cigar stores on the block.

I have the Tartine cookbook. I use it often. We were about to leave the city to drive to Tahoe and I realized that I had not been able to get to Tartine. I told John that this was important to me. It was closed when we went to Delfina for pasta and I was not sure that I could miss Tartine. He agreed and we jumped in a cab. $28 dollars later (he was not pleased) we arrived at the famous bakery. The line snaked around the block. John looked over at a pizza that was just placed on an outdoor table at Delfina. Pizzatime!!! Why not? So what if we had just had lunch with friends in the Barcadero? As we waited outside for our table, Hilary Swank appeared at the door. I leaned over to my 15 year old daughter, "Bean (we call her bean), Hilary Swank is inside."
Bean, "What? Million Dollar Baby Hillary Swank?"
Me, "Yup. She's inside eating carbs."
Bean, "Cool. Do you think I can ask her about acting?"
Me, "No. Please ignore her. Let her eat."
Bean, "But...she's a million dollar baby."
Me, "Everyone deserves to eat pizza unmolested. It should be a law."
Bean, "You're right."

Our table was set and we walked inside. Our backs were to Ms. Swank and we happily ate our arancini, our salads and of course, our amazing, perfect crust pizza. I snapped pics of the kids laughing and our pizza. Suddenly, Ms. Swank appeared before our table and while looking in another direction, announced that she did not like people taking pictures of her without her consent. Amen, sister. Wait...was that directed at me?!! NO. I was not taking pictures of you. Want to go through my film? I could not have. What was going on? She then rushed behind me to a table and happily posed with them for some authorized pictures. Whew. Not directed at me. Honestly, you may be a million dollar baby, but I would not take a pic of you eating pizza. Not only is it not nice, but I do not worship celebrities. I worship food, architecture, books, travel and most important are my family's faces. Never fear Ms. Swank.

Finally, we walked over to Tartine. The line had not abated. 45 minutes later, we sat outside with a lemon tart, a slice of coconut cake with passionfruit cream, a banana cream tart (I think) and a few bags of cookies and some macaroonie thingies. It was delicious. The lemon tart was my favorite. Perfectly balanced, crisp buttery crust, not so sweet cream...lovely. I am glad we waited, although the service in San Francisco seems to be more about the servers than the product. There was no sense of urgency and absolutely no reason that I should have waited 45 minutes for ready made items. The people behind the counter were having conversations and laughing with each other. I thought, "HEY! GET TO WORK! PRONTO!" I have been told that this is an east coast vs. west coast thing. Cali is laid back and waiting is fine. It was worth the wait. Stay on the east coast! I am told. We waited 35 minutes for a cappuccino at Blue Bottle. It was delicious, but I am an addict. Addicts don't like to wait that long. I counted 14 people ahead of me. Maybe I am being unreasonable. It was very good coffee.

I think I may need more Cali in my life. I should not be so impatient.

          Tudor Eating   
I am obsessed with Tudor history. I am on my 6th book. I have read one book about Henry VIII, two about his wives, 1 about Anne Boleyn, and 1 about his mistresses. I am currently reading Food & Feast in Tudor Englan by Alison Sim. It is fantastic. I highly recommend it if you have any interest in being as nerdy as me. I went through a Roman history phase and read everything I could get my hands on that was written about on in the first century BCE to 4 century CE. Funny how I moved into English history.

This past summer we vacationed in England and Scotland. It was fantastic. There we are in front of Westminster Abbey. After a week in London, we left for Cambridge. I could not justify paying to enter to just lay eyes on the badge that has Hank and Anne's initials. Funny enough, in Italy they charge you for museums and the churches are free. In England, they charge you for churches and the museums are free. I cannot decide how I feel about that. It seems wrong on so many levels. I saw the queen's jewels, saw where Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard had their heads lopped off and visited a bunch of famous dead people (of which no photography was allowed. How lame is that?)

On to Liverpool...we visited the official Liverpool FC store. People, you have no idea. Beatles tour, which was awesome, curry dinner and off to York. York is lovely. We had a proper tea at Betty's. It was spectacular. I know that British food is not Henry VII style, but we loved our English breakfast of eggs, beans, sausage and toast. The kids had tea and Sev stuck his pinkie out with style. We were so close to Hadrian's Wall that I forced John to travel 30 minutes out of his way to see it. Please people! I cannot travel here and not lay eyes on Hadrian's wall. That would be shameful. Just as John was losing his patience, he pull down some road and bam! there it was. So gorgeous, no?

Off to Scotland. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aryshire, just to name a few. That is another post. England and Scotland are lovely. I am eager to go back. English food is delicious. Don't say it is because I am half English. Times have changed. Yet, what I would give to go back in time to the 16th century. Henry VIII survived on a diet that consisted of 80% protein, 15% alcohol, 5% fruit. Just to witness that kitchen and to taste that bread. I have always said that I would do almost anything to be deposited back to Rome in the 1st century. It is close. My next book is a beast. Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden. I love to stroll through history. We need to get on that time machine technology. Stat.

          Amazon’s New Grocery Venture Gives Jeff Bezos His Greatest Challenge—Creating Enough Organic Food   

There’s a problem for Amazon's Jeff Bezos if he wants to make organic food as ubiquitous as an Amazon-branded delivery box. As demand for organic fruits and vegetables has grown, the number of acres used to farm those crops has remained about the same.

          Leopard Print Cosmetic/Jewelry Train Case   
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          Marlo Thomas Reflects On What's Changed For Women Since "Free To Be You And Me" — And What Hasn't   

“In 1972, there was no woman in the Senate. Now we have 20 women in the Senate, and all of them are married, and they all have children.”

Marlo Thomas in the Free To Be You And Me TV special

Courtesy of Marlo Thomas

One of my earliest memories is being probably 3 or 4 years old, and listening to the Free to Be You and Me album on my Holly Hobbie record player, over and over. It was the early '80s, my mom had a subscription to Ms. Magazine, the Equal Rights Amendment hadn't failed yet, and the promised land of gender equality seemed, if not immediately within sight, then perhaps not too far off. Free to Be — which had come out as an album and book in 1972 and aired as a musical TV special on ABC in March 1974 starring co-creator Marlo Thomas, along with Alan Alda, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and many others — told the stories, through a series of songs and brief sketches, of little boys who have dolls, little girls who want to be engineers, princesses who don't want to get married, moms who are ranchers and doctors, and dads who take care of their kids. It was an indelible turning point in the conversation around male and female roles, and particularly for the generation that was raised singing along to its music (and their parents), its legacy endures in the zeitgeist even 40 years later. In the new Amazon pilot Transparent, the ringer of one of the mom's phones is the first few bars of the opening song: "There's a land that I see / Where the children are free / And I see it ain't far to this land from where we are..."

But certainly much of what felt revolutionary in the '70s and '80s feels dated, or obvious, now; Dick Cavett has a 30-second bit from the perspective of a little kid trying to figure out if his dog is a boy or a girl: "Perhaps he's a girl, which kind of makes sense — since he can't throw a ball and he can't climb a fence. But neither can Dad, and I know he's a man. And Mom is a woman, and she drives a van." And it's a world where same-sex couples just don't exist. But it's also somewhat dispiriting to listen to the album again, in this age of leaning in and having it all, and realize just how much farther we have to go — and how in some ways, particularly when it comes to rigidly gender-normative children's toys, we seem to have slid backward. (I was, however, heartened to discover that I still remembered almost all the words to the songs.)

The 40th anniversary of the TV special will be commemorated this weekend when the Paley Center for Media screens Free to Be in its entirety in New York and Los Angeles, and then again on Tuesday, March 11, when the New York location hosts a panel on Free to Be at 40, moderated by Marlo Thomas and Gloria Steinem.

When I spoke this week with Thomas, who is now 76, she had a lot to say about Free to Be's continued relevance, women in entertainment, princesses, and who she'll be campaigning for in 2016.

Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack in the TV special

ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images

Which of the songs do you feel like are really timeless? And which ones feel dated to you now?

Marlo Thomas: Actually, none of them feel dated. I wish they did. If they felt dated, then maybe our culture would have progressed further along.

That's a good point.

MT: I think really all children need to hear that it's all right to cry and that boys and girls are pretty much the same except for something in their underwear, and that mommies and daddies are people, and that we're all sisters and brothers. I don't really think there's anything on Free to Be that is dated. I think the one thing that's dated is we don't have anything about same-sex marriage and families with two moms or two dads. But other than that, I think we pretty much cover it, about what it's like to grow up in a family.

On songs like "William Wants a Doll" — do you think it's still weird for boys to have dolls? Is the message in that song still resonant?

MT: I think the terrible thing is that it's even more so. It seems to have snapped back. Right after Free to Be and in the decade after that, toys did start to change and become a little more unisex, but now when you walk through FAO Schwarz, there's the pink section and the blue section. So unfortunately, it's interesting that you bring that one up because that's kind of sad that that isn't dated. But also, it's about bullying too, isn't it?

What do you mean?

MT: Well, the children bully William. They make fun of him and they mock him: "William wants a do-oll." They laugh at him. It's a lot about bullying too.

Bullying wasn't as much of an issue then as it is now.

MT: We didn't have the cyberspace then — we just had school and then it would be over. But now it follows you home and it's on the web, and it's pretty devastating, what it can do.

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          Podcast: Letter to My Body with Jessica Weiner   

Women are certainly used to talking about their bodies. But what would you say if you were talking to your body? That’s the question at the heart of the new “Letter to My Body" campaign, which encourages women to write letters to their bodies and join a groundbreaking conversation about how each and every one of us can promote positive body image in our own lives.

To kick off this conversation, we talked to author and self-esteem expert Jess Weiner, who shared her tips on everything from dealing with unrealistic media images to understanding disordered eating.

Listen to this exclusive BlogHer podcast to hear Jess’s advice along with excerpts from some of the amazing letters submitted by BlogHer members.

If you prefer, you can download the Letter to My Body podcast by right clicking this link, selecting "save target as" and saving the file to your computer.

          Submit Your Questions for Jess Weiner, "The Queen of Self-Esteem"   

We are thrilled to be interviewing body image expert Jess Weiner for a special podcast to celebrate BlogHer's new Letter to My Body Campaign.

Jess is the bestselling author of A Very Hungry Girl and Life Doesn't Begin 5 Pounds from Now. She is also the Global Ambassador for the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. Do you have a question for Jess? Post it here by Thursday 5 p.m. ET and we'll do our best to include it in our interview!

          I Found the Perfect Camera Backpack for Travel   

So, you may remember that I was on the hunt for a pretty camera backpack for our recent trip to San Francisco, and I found the perfect camera backpack…I ordered one, I tried it out. And I  l.o.v.e.d. it!!!! The whole back pack for traveling with a camera….its the real deal. I wish I had ordered one sooner. It is really a game changer  for me. I ended up buying the Isaac Mizrahi Kathryn (I heart Amazon Prime!) I’m petite at 5’2 and like that it wasn’t like carrying a dead body in a duffle on my back. The Perfect Camera Backpack! What’s Perfect? The price. It was way less than a hundred dollars and its functional, that never happens. I like that it is small and doesn’t scream “I’m carrying thousands of dollars of photography equipment” while I’m wearing it. I didn’t get shoulder strain or back pain like I do with my other bags. So, that is a win for sure. I was able to carry a lot more than just my camera gear. Extra pockets for my credit cards and cell phone. No need to carry my wallet. It’s real leather. Not the “vegan” kind. Sorry vegans. It comes […]

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          Look at how horrible the PS Vita section is at this shop wwwwwwww   

WARNING: Potentially NSFW content. Read at your own risk.

* (Thanks to the one who pointed it out)

1: メンマ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:43:46.89

1: メンマ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:43:46.89

2 : ファルコンアロー(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:44:22.92
Are kids allowed to enter this area?
3 : ファルコンアロー(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:44:45.06
This country just gives too many jobs to artists (drawing) and seiyuus

9 : ファイヤーバードスプラッシュ(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:26.51
So the biggest problem is the reality that there's a demand for it

4 : チェーン攻撃(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:02.04
This is already like a disease (´・ω・`)
5 : エメラルドフロウジョン(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:15.26
So what should we think of these pseudo-ero games on such a high-spec hardware?
6 : ニーリフト(愛知県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:16.08
Look, third party publishers are gravitating towards the Vita! (smug
7 : オリンピック予選スラム(青森県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:47.00
I was certain that you were referring to MoeChro (Moero Chronicle)
8 : 雪崩式ブレーンバスター(三重県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:04.84

Oh, so it's an ero-game corner. As long as you can't see this from the entrance then there's no problem.
10 : ビッグブーツ(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:41.99
I- I'm no otaku and I'll just put up with Vita TV

18 : アトミックドロップ(内モンゴル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:49:12.96
But VitaTV's also pretty useless

11 : 不知火(栃木県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:52.81
You probably mean that it's an ero game corner
13 : ニーリフト(東日本)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:47:17.39
Is it an ero game from DMM? w
14 : トペ スイシーダ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:48:03.27

This must be one of those shops with that kind of crowd as its target. Even if it isn't on Vita, games like this will generate displays like this regardless of the hardware it's on.
15 : レッドインク(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:48:11.99
So, is there really a game that utilizes the rear-side touch panel?
20 : ストレッチプラム(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:49:36.24
It's the same situation as the PC-FX
21 : ショルダーアームブリーカー(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:50:06.38
Must be one of those shops that don't allow kids inside
22 : ファルコンアロー(群馬県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:50:14.42
Because the ero game market has collapsed, and the people from that industry have all been moving on to anime and commercial stuff
24 : イス攻撃(兵庫県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:50:33.77
The geo near my place only brought in 1 copy so I wasn't able to buy MoeChro
25 : 膝十字固め(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:51:53.39
I actually think it's healthier to show actual sex instead of them forcing to show their panties or applying liquid substances on their bodies
28 : バズソーキック(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:54:52.56 ID:OoPW1Y/
Yeahhhh, Imma buy a Vita
29 : アトミックドロップ(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:04:58.63 ID:Nb3vhre/

I didn't know that the PS has been encroached by kimo-otas. No wonder regular people would feel disgusted by it.
31 : ビッグブーツ(千葉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:05:43.97
I'm gonna buy a vita then
32 : タイガードライバー(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:05:57.05

They put too much effort in their store display. Must be the preference of the wota staff.
33 : ランサルセ(長屋)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:07:34.92 ID:WaK/
The hardware in itself is good, such a waste
34 : ジャンピングDDT(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:09:51.31

I don't think the shop is even willing to sell these off. It'd be impossible for me.
35 : 毒霧(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:11:58.70

Vita's a good machine. I got mad at how Kagura's been out of stock, though.
36 : 雪崩式ブレーンバスター(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:15:23.65 ID:x/
It's something like PC Engine
37 : パイルドライバー(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:17:56.82
Isn't that an R18 corner?
38 : ラダームーンサルト(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:18:06.33
Sorry, impossible for me. I'd rather watch regular AV instead.
39 : スターダストプレス(鹿児島県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:19:34.01
As expected of our fap-hard-ware
40 : エルボーバット(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:29:07.16

"What's this gross ero game corner-like display!"
is what I first thought, but upon closer look, I realized that it's the game inserted in my Vita right now w
42 : アルゼンチンバックブリーカー(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:29:19.75

Kids don't have to buy it. We've got a declining birth rate after all, so they should keep releasing software aimed at adults.
44 : ダイビングフットスタンプ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:30:39.27
Gaming hardware on the regress all resorted to eroticism for their survival, even since the days of the SEGA Saturn

47 : ウエスタンラリアット(家)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:35:39.76
PC Engine: "Uhmmm..."

45 : ドラゴンスープレックス(愛知県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:33:33.43
It was just another one of those ero corners
49 : エルボードロップ(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:36:41.18
But kids are the only ones who buy stuff like this, right?
52 : 断崖式ニードロップ(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:41:23.06
これが秋葉原だよ 地方民には分かるまい
This is how it is in Akihabara.
You country hicks wouldn't get it.
53 : ドラゴンスクリュー(中国地方)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:42:29.11
Well, Noir isn't erotic, 'kay? (´・ω・`)
55 : ファルコンアロー(岐阜県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:15:24.70

I see, so this is why Sony hasn't been doing well. All of SCE's debts are guaranteed by the headquarters, right? Doing something like this won't even be able to save something that doesn't need any help.
56 : ファイヤーボールスプラッシュ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:18:42.71
There's no need to make kids play games so this is fine
61 : ラ ケブラーダ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:47:13.58

But then again, Japanese games have just desperately become so boring, that 3DS and Vita are also bad.
Let's just pin our hopes on the PS4 with its strong lineup of Western games.

67 : 垂直落下式DDT(茨城県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:56:02.85
Hurry up and get yourself an XBOX ONE
75 : ラ ケブラーダ(静岡県【緊急地震:茨城県北部M4.5最大震度3】)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 02:27:12.63
I don't need trash like that

63 : 河津掛け(四国地方)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:51:37.88
I just realized yesterday that this is pretty useful when you want to watch Niconico.
64 : ドラゴンスープレックス(岡山県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:52:37.42
Is this in Sofmap?
68 : キドクラッチ(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:58:36.61
vitaは持ってるし、コンパイルハートも好きだけど、これは酷いなw エロゲー売り場かと思った。
I have a Vita and I like Compile Heart, but this is horrible. w I thought it was an ero-game corner or something.
70 : リバースパワースラム(catv?)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 02:12:53.88 ID:FvKd/
I have finally come to realize how wonderful 2D is now that I'm 35
72 : ナガタロックII(広島県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 02:21:02.55
Hubli, Karnataka jobs
          Concerns grow over Ai Hashimoto's "lifeless eyes"   

1: れいおφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:35:00.97 ID:???
(Partial Translation)

The press meet for the movie Kawaki was held at Nihonbashi's TOHO Cinemas on the 28th last month and was attended by the director Tetsuya Nakashima, Koji Yakusho (58), Nana Komatsu (18), Miki Nakatani (38), and Ai Hashimoto (18). People were quick to point out on the Internet how Hashimoto looked lifeless.

This is Komatsu's movie debut, an according to Hashimoto: "She's very cute and pretty, and I don't exactly know how to feel when I'm beside her, but I want to keep seeing her blossom and hope that she meets people who will cherish that appeal that she has. I really like her", but had a blank face the whole time and wasn't smiling too much.

Net users were quick to comment: "Is she tired?", "Too much negativity coming out from her", "She used to be so much cuter in Amachan...".

Hashimoto was a model in the magazine Seventeen from 2009, and put her name on the map with her role in Tetsuya Nakashima's Kokuhaku. Her role in the 2013 movie Kirishima, bukatsu yameru tte yo earned her the Best Newcomer award at the 86th Kinema Junpo Best Ten awards, and was recognized as well at the 36th Japan Academy Awards. She went on to play a major role in the morning drama Amachan in the same year, and also made her appearance at the Kouhaku Uta Gassen with the rest of the Amachan cast.

While Amachan was airing, Hashimoto was reported to have spent the night with Motoki Ochiai, a co-star of hers in the movie Kirishima, bukatsu yameru tte yo. Ochiai was criticized at this time for having sexual relations with a minor. Three months later, Hashimoto was reportedly seen dating Gou Ayano, an actor 14 years her senior. By this time, Hashimoto was being called a "devilish enchantress" and a "slut". She was then seen in December to have slammed a signboard in Shinjuku, and was also called "fat" when she received the Best Newcomer award at the Élan d'or awards last February.

3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:37:20.81

It's probably that time that comes once a month.
It's not something that should be fussed about.
5 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:38:34.65
She's always looked lifeless, even since Amachan

22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:48:38.74 ID:9Dk/
That was the first thing that came to my mind as well when I read the article

6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:38:41.55
Looking lifeless has always been her selling point
7 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:39:38.10
Do something about it with your acting skills!
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:41:09.74
All I can say is that she's always been like this
10 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:41:27.55

Oh you're right, things are looking really bad there.
She's a prime prospect so her agency should take more care of her.
11 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:41:42.57 ID:g/


Isn't it because of the baldie in the middle?
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:42:57.15
Even her boobies look lifeless

15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:43:35.51
You're right, she's got none at all

16 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:44:52.81

Can't spot the difference
17 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:45:04.85

True, she looks absent-minded. To think that it felt like you'd turn to stone if your eyes met hers back in the day.
18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:45:49.11

Her naturally stiff face just looks awkward because she's got the wits and the talent as an actress. She's never been the type of girl who'd be all cheerful in front of other people.
20 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:48:03.70 ID:g/
Because she's in front of the media, her natural sworn enemies
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:48:27.98
I'm more scared of the face of the girl beside her
23 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:49:07.95
Squarish facial outline
24 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:50:34.74
An expressionless beauty really turns me on
26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:52:46.92
She's always looked gloomy wwwww
27 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:52:52.07

Ai Hashimoto and Miki Nakatani have the same birthdate!! They're 20 years apart, though.
30 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:54:45.79

She looked so cute in the adlib-wars show she was in with Tsurube. I actually think she'd be alright even she's like a dead person in front of the media if she can act like that.

33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:56:08.45

But just by watching her movies, she doesn't look like a good actress at all. She hasn't changed a bit since her Kanseitou days.
46 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:05:15.99
確かにクールでしらっーとした役はいいんだけどねw あまちゃんとかは微妙だったな…
True, her cool and quiet roles suit her more w She actually seemed a bit awkward in Amachan...

31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:55:41.29
Maybe she hasn't been f*cking Ochiai and Ayano lately
25 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:52:02.91
28 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:53:35.21
Fat and ugly on the left side
29 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:54:40.56
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 01:55:57.68
Why'd things turn out this way
53 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:15:22.92


Ai Hashimoto's boyfriend, Motoki Ochiai. They've been dating since she was 17 so he ought to be arrested for child molestation.
56 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:16:54.34
Doing' it all the time with Motoki
49 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:07:56.68
There's this one guy on this thread who's all butthurt and face all red, I'm scared
92 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 04:25:21.66

But the thread got rolling because of my posts w
To think that the thread almost seemed like it would go obsolete since no one's been replying w

109 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 05:39:10.28
Why are you so desperate? Hm?

41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:00:34.67
色々出すぎで疲れてんじゃないの。 映画やらPVやら使いたくなる顔してっからな。
She must be tired after appearing all around in various things. It's because she's got this face that would make you want to use in movies and promotional videos.
42 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:01:59.04

Maybe she crash diets before she goes in front of the camera, and is actually on the verge of collapsing due to starvation
43 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:01:59.86
I would have wanted her to play Mikasa if we were judging it by her past looks
45 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:04:57.85
ん? 橋本愛って、元々こんな感じだろ。

Hm? But Ai Hashimoto's always been like this. Wasn't this "cool beauty" gig or looking slightly grumpy her persona?
47 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:07:29.57
Probably just some random reason like her period or something
44 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:04:04.00
火【22】ハードナッツ!  *3.7__*3.6__
Ai Hashimoto-san's first drama as the lead
Tue [22] Hard Nut! *3.7% _ *3.6%

48 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:07:34.44
Aren't those ratings for reruns?
51 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/07/03(木) 02:10:20.83
1: 動物園φ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:21:12.88 ID:???
From male mynavinews subscribers

5. Mirei Kiritani - 4.8%

5. Satomi Ishihara - 4.8%

4. Kie Kitano - 5.7%

(3 up after the jump)

1: 動物園φ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:21:12.88 ID:???
3. Becky - 7.0%

2. Haruka Ayase - 9.8%

1. Yui Aragaki - 10.5%

2 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:22:11.08

But isn't this something like
"talents whom you'd want your younger sister to introduce as friends?"
3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:22:59.37

I don't get how people would want celebrities to be their younger sister in the first place. Are you planning on rummaging through their used underwear before it goes to the laundry?
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:24:39.98
But Becky's already an auntie
12 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:25:16.96

Becky would just be annoying. I'd just want to punch her.
15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:25:33.46
なんで北乃きいが来たの? 違和感アリアリ。

No way that Becky's 3rd. And why is Kie Kitano even in there? This totally feels wrong.
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:26:58.75
Becky seems like she's desperately trying to hide that demon inside her, but she can't anymore
25 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:27:52.48 ID:WGsE/
But Becky's already 30...
37 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:31:00.72 ID:FT2/

No way for Becky. She'd most definitely hit you with a punch.
42 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:31:58.80
If Becky were your real sister then I think that on top of punching me, she wouldn't even talk to me for the rest of my life
47 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:32:58.92
No way to Becky, she's annoying
50 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:33:41.57
If Becky were my sister, not only will she not talk or listen to me, but she probably won't even have eye contact with me...
74 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:42:55.66
Becky's so powerful in rankings like this w
82 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:46:23.11
Becky seems like she's needlessly noisy so I'll pass on her.
133 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:13:08.68

Becky shows off her joy on Twitter. That's cute. I want to have her as a younger sister.
141 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:20:26.16

No way for Becky. People are annoyed with Becky, but she's in all these rankings. The way she's being pushed is just horrible.
147 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:22:16.09

Becky's definitely impossible for me since she's noisy. I'd have anyone of those other than Becky.
328 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 02:46:19.23
The hate for Becky is more than I had imagined
330 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 02:53:46.05
Even if they're cute, I'd kick them in the face if they were my younger sister
22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:27:06.82
No, it has to be Kie Kitano from among these ones, right?
26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:27:57.24

Kie Kitano? No way.
She's got a horrible personality.
81 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:46:13.30
I don't want to see my younger sister kissing someone in front of a love hotel with wet hair, and without even considering that other people are looking
95 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:50:54.08
It's too unnatural that the underexposed Kie Kitano is in this
281 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 00:31:30.14 ID:fKzgU/
Kie Kitano in this list is soooo unnatural...
282 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 00:32:01.00
Well, Kie-chan's an absolute angel so--
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:29:04.08
So why'd you want Gakky's as your younger sister?
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:29:08.50

If Gakky was my younger sister, I'd have her introduce me to Miku Ishida

41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:31:34.20

I did think that I would want to have a younger sister like Gakky, but then I'd feel sorry for her when I imagine how she'd get bullied because of a brother like me, so I don't want to have one after all
51 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:33:46.22

Gakky would be nice.
She's cute.
106 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:55:33.52
Gakky, you're so cute, Gakky
112 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:00:49.17
Gakky's face on Ayase's body
115 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:02:02.99
But I wouldn't want Gakky who's this "sex toy" of a Jani-talent as my younger sister
189 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 21:34:09.54

But if Gakky were your sister, she'd just go "Hey you filthy thing, get outta my way!" and kick you aside
279 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 00:07:05.60
It's been a while since we had a Gakky thread
337 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 03:31:19.97
I think even Aragaki wouldn't want to still be called Gakky at this age
352 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 05:06:20.01

If Gakky were my little sister, I'd auction off her panties, with a picture as proof.
55 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:35:58.74
So where's Nounen?
89 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:48:06.19
Nounen-chan and Riko Yoshida
123 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:07:37.06 ID:avsbn/
Hey, my Nounen-chan isn't in here
135 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 20:16:52.30

I always thought that Rena Nounen = younger sister. Has she disappeared?
322 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 02:38:55.45

Should be Nounen, right?
Try imagining her telling you
"Oniichan, let's go take a bath".
Damn, so irresistible.
341 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/27(金) 04:18:42.33
I want Nounen-chan
33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:29:14.93
新垣結衣 26歳
綾瀬はるか 29歳
ベッキー 30歳
石原さとみ 27歳
桐谷美玲 24歳

Yui Aragaki (26)
Haruka Ayase (29)
Becky (30)
Satomi Ishihara (27)
Mirei Kiritani (24)

38 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:31:07.66


I want to have them as my younger sister <3

by a 46- y/o

58 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/26(木) 19:37:22.32
1位 新垣結衣 10.5%  26歳
2位 綾瀬はるか 9.8%  29歳 ←
3位 ベッキー 7.0%  30歳 ←
4位 北乃きい 5.7%  23歳
5位 石原さとみ 4.8% 27歳 
5位 桐谷美玲 4.8%  24歳


1: れいおφ ★ 2013/09/07(土) 14:46:25.02 ID:???0
Kodansha will be selling 2 types of Atsuto Uchida's (Schalke 04) official calendar for 2014. The tabletop type will contain pajama, tuxedo, and casual pictures with a total of 128 sheets. The poster type will be life-size.

Uchida's calendar was also sold in 2013, and was high up in the rankings on Amazon together with idol groups such as AKB48 and Momoiro Clover Z.

At this point, Atsuto Uchida's two calendars have ranked 1st and 2nd in Amazon's calendar pre-order ranking.

9: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 14:52:11.59 ID:uz96HjlIP
Johnny's in a huge pinch wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
13: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 14:54:08.15 ID:lGAfaSiw0
Serves you right you idols wwwwwwww
14: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 14:54:16.95 ID:v7X3oUHj0
Pajama wwww
16: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 14:55:11.57 ID:COh1/Gbl0
Cute = justice
150: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:42:42.45 ID:q8ECYhS70
152: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:43:19.12 ID:l0doJR0s0
Hey, what the heck's up with Hideki Matsui?
154: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:44:07.27 ID:UhZMMXBc0
...I'm off to place my order
157: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:45:54.09 ID:UWh37xxcP
It's on a level that'll make you want to cook up breakfast with all you've got
153: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:43:27.16 ID:q8ECYhS70
160: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:47:14.26 ID:5YAaV2vS0
Why a tuxedo? wwwwwwwww
172: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:53:46.45 ID:C6lo7bNH0
I won't recognize it even if you say that this is Ucchi www
Players definitely look best in their uniforms w
166: 冷蔵庫 2013/09/07(土) 15:51:54.96 ID:Jxo9799g0
171: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:53:32.27 ID:VGhDk7/X0
One of his greatest strengths lies in being single.
The sales will definitely go down if he's married and has a kid.
178: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 15:56:12.86 ID:VGhDk7/X0
I'll definitely buy one if there's a Nagatomo Japanese soldier calendar
200: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 16:10:22.61 ID:vLzb4c020
Is this a craze that hasn't been seen since the Ebi-chan boom in the singles category?
These actual celebrities should be doing their best.
205: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 16:14:55.44 ID:l58JmtFbP
Instead of pictures in pajamas,

I think 12 of these would have a higher demand
238: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 16:53:49.36 ID:UZWKTByy0
242: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:00:18.73 ID:GK9W0MF/0
Damn it
247: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:02:38.09 ID:ANGdHXu00
I know that MATSUI's already retired, but why is he shooting something like this?
248: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:02:57.86 ID:a2RN/Wti0
Even his hands are beautiful
251: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:06:27.32 ID:o1KWtfT90
Does Ucchi have a girlfriend?
254: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:11:56.74 ID:kwqSzAWVP
I think there are a few million women in the country who want to become Uchida's girlfriend, though
263: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:19:37.13 ID:LqpoIEum0
There were a lot of times when he was spotted bringing girls when he was still in Kashima.
He sometimes talks about his girlfriends on TV or in magazines.
He said that he hasn't had one for a while now.
266: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:21:43.13 ID:WQLS4g510
Then what about our male idols now?
I know that you can't just simply compare him to the female idols, but I feel that our male idols shouldn't be losing to him.
270: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:25:14.43 ID:ykz6nA170
Go search Kis-My something
302: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 17:46:38.37 ID:Oq/iOSFg0
He's like a Johnny's idol who can play football. Arashi just seems like wieners compared to him.
315: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 18:01:04.23 ID:i0Ejn2mgP
Ushida, the man who overwhelms Johnny's and AKB wwwwwwwwww
320: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 18:02:22.71 ID:n+3tmow10
Looks like Uchida's occupying 1st to 3rd
344: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 18:31:25.20 ID:oVSpScEs0
To think that Nagatomo's 2013 calendar didn't sell well, and he's been excluded from the members who would be having individual calendars next year...
383: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 19:08:39.95 ID:3cMO3KdK0
マジかよ 協会もシビアだな
Seriously? The JFA seems pretty strict too, huh.
361: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 18:49:39.79 ID:m2rKvJ6Q0
Of all the celebrities, it seems that Maki Horikita's the only person allowed to have rumors with Uchida
(Related post HERE)
372: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 18:59:44.81 ID:3B4O514n0

They really look good together. So good that even her agency was the one who posted this picture.
391: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 19:11:32.86 ID:NA0u+4eA0

ROFLMAO wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
402: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 19:37:46.60 ID:OYlW4GLP0
Ucchi's butt
409: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2013/09/07(土) 19:44:42.96 ID:iFpde+Bs0
1: れいおφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:41:44.12 ID:???
Having continuous success from being a child star until turning an adult is a Herculean task. He may have slowed down at one point, but Ryunosuke Kamiki has once again regained his position at the top as a very popular talent.

He joined long running theatrical troupe Jidougekidan at the age of 2 in 1995, and debuted in a commercial in the same year. He then made his acting debut in 1999 in Masahiro Nakai's drama Good News.

He was then known as a "genius child talent", and at 12, starred as the lead in the remake of Youkai Daisensou in 2005 where he won the "Best Newcomer" award in the 29th Japanese Academy Awards.

He starred in his first drama in 2006's Tantei Gakuen Q (NTV) and has constantly been appearing in dramas and movies ever since. One of the biggest reasons why he's survived for such a long time in the industry is his choice of talent agency.

"He's in this major production firm which manages the Southern All Stars, Masaharu Fukuyama, Takeru Sato, Haruma Miura, and Yuriko Yoshitaka, among others. He receives a wide variety of projects, and he'll be secure even when he gets involved in a scandal with a woman as the agency will clean up after the mess. If he were in a different agency, he would have lost offers and would gradually fade out from the industry." - (TV rep)

Kamiki starred in the silver screen adaptation of the best-selling novel Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo in 2012 which sparked his second break. He then went on to make an impressive performance in last year's drama Kazoku Game, which left a stronger impact than the main star Sho Sakurai of Arashi.

He has been cast as the lead in the upcoming suspense thriller drama Henshin on WOWOW which is based on Keigo Higashino's novel, and will be in a number of upcoming movies, namely Rurouni Kenshin -Kyoto Taika-hen/ Densetsu no saigo-hen, Kamisama no iutoori, and next year's Bakuman. It seems that he has thorough knowledge of how to survive in the industry.

2 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:42:44.07
良い感じに成長したもんな 劣化したとか全然思わないし
He's grown up quite nicely. Never have I thought that he's deteriorated.
4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:43:04.12 ID:2/
But in this guy's case, hasn't he constantly had exposure?

15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:51:28.81 ID:/K2W/

Yes, whether or not he's in a leading role or in a supporting role, he's constantly been in the spotlight. That's why I'm not so sure why they're saying he's getting his second break.

6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:44:38.12 ID:79j2n/
But it never felt like he lost traction
7 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:44:52.74
Huge break as a "big sis" character
8 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:46:34.25
He has thorough knowledge of how to survive in the "Gay-noukai"

* (Pun on Geinoukai = showbiz world)

66 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:20:28.99

I saw the broadcast of this, and it almost seemed like he was coming out of the closet
97 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:22:20.62 ID:uE+/

I wonder when he was devoured *(by a man). Could it be that there was someone who kept on calling him a cute boy when he was still a kid which caused him to become a hentai?
117 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/20(金) 00:03:38.17 ID:zutXA/
Cut that out w

27 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:57:04.42
He does seem like a homo, though
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:59:49.45
I'd actually be surprised if he wasn't gay
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:46:35.38 ID:t4Oyx//
His cuteness peaked in Kamen Rider Agito, though

11 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:47:34.10
He was also in SPEC
12 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:48:07.44
アミュタレって全然叩き記事出ないね (´・ω・`)

I never see bashing articles on these
Amuse talents (´・ω・`)
Kamiki-kyun's cute so I don't care, though.
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:48:48.12
Kyun kyun (´ω`*)
13 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:48:29.65

There was a long period where he looked ugly after his pretty boy stage in grade school, but his face looks nice again now. It's a pattern seen a lot during one's developmental years.
16 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:52:20.25
ムコ殿の神木きゅんは天使だったわマジで うわーかわいいかわいい言いながら見てた
Kamiki-kyun was seriously an angel in Mukodono.I watched it while saying "Uwaaa, kawaii! kawaii!".

18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:53:10.54
He came back in SPEC
19 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:54:21.56
As Okita? I wanna see that.
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:54:38.87
11-nin mo iru! was it? That was good.

36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:01:12.98 ID:sy/
The one where he lost his virginity?
120 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/20(金) 00:17:52.31
Kami-kyun visually wasn't bad there, but the drama itself was good.

109 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:42:39.99
11人もいる!の神木君の童貞喪失シーンは超絶おもしろかった クドカンならではの表現だとおもったな あれもう一度見たいんだけど、どこにも落ちてないorz
The part where Kamiki-kyun lost his virginity in 11-nin mo iru! was soooooooo funny. I thought that it was expressed well in Kudokan's own way. I want to watch that again, but I can't find it anywhere orz

111 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:45:52.14
Flowers, fireworks, and a rocket, was it? w

29 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:59:39.46
子役からずっと好きだわ。 神木とあと吉岡君も。
ずーーーーっとファンだわ。 自分の中じゃ衰えた時期が全くない。

I've always liked him since he was a child star. Kamiki, and Yoshioka-kun too. I've been a fan all this time. He was never on a decline for me.
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:59:48.59
The boy who touched Aya Ueto's boobies

33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:00:04.64
Ashida these days should follow Kamiki's example.
34 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:00:31.03
So he's still popular despite leveling down from a pretty boy to a slightly handsome otaku, huh
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:01:02.52
His role as the Child Monster was a dark past

99 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:24:16.25 ID:/
Being cast in Dai Nipponjin must be a dark past for him
37 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:01:26.37
Kyun, you're so cute kyun
38 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:03:05.63
He was cute in Aikurushii

39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:04:08.66
The miraculous child star who's always been popular
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:04:16.83
Everyone other than Kamiki and Saitama were bad at acting in Kirishima
44 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:09:58.64
Kamiki-kyun, so cool w
46 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:11:13.71
I never had this image that he had his ups and downs w
52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:13:08.15
QUIZだっけ?財前直見が超能力捜査官やってた推理ドラマで 名門私立小学校の生徒役だった制服にランドセル姿の神木君は魔物と見間違う綺麗さだった。 美し過ぎて、この世のものとは思えないレベル。 ハリー・ポッターの人と較べたら見た目も中身も変な方に行かなかったのは奇跡だわ。
QUIZ, was it? The mystery drama with Naomi Zaizen as the detective with special abilities. Kamiki-kun dressed in his school uniform from this elite private school wearing a ransel was so pretty, you'd think he was a demon. He was so beautiful that you wouldn't have thought that he's from this planet. And it's a miracle that his looks nor his disposition hasn't strayed off the right track, unlike the Harry Potter boy.

54 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:14:00.36
Saying that he got his 2nd break feels kinda wrong. It seemed like he's always been around.
63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:19:36.08

He's still a "boy". A "boy" isn't good enough. He has to become a "guy"!
65 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:20:12.20
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Sitka Spruce
Northstar Hat
Leftovers Cowl
Beekeeper's Quilt (Hexipuffs)
Lady Olivia
Lilli Pilli

Ready Player One
The Book of Lost Things
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money

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Bella's Mittens
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Tolt Hat
Bristol Hat
Channel Cardigan
Father Cables
Lilli Pilli
Not-So-Tiny Slippers

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
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The Family Trade
The Haunting of Maddy Clare

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Giacomo's Baby Hat
Lilli Pilli
The Rosetta Codex

          Doubleknit 111   
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Stash Podcast
Vest Bets
Helix Mitts
Seamwork Magazine
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Sprout Patterns by Spoonflower
Slow Fashion October
Dear Committee Members
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An Artist of the Floating World

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The Twins are having another Cardi Party! With a splash of Single Skein September.

Mustard Scarf
Excess Hat
Here's the one Erin knit last year.
Chevron Baby Hat
Lu Leaf Hat
Simplicity 1332
Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design
The Martian

O Pioneers!
Kill You Twice

Music: Last Time by His Name Is Alive

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The twins are getting ready for a Cardi Party!

Beeswax Hat
Channel Cardigan
New Look 6223
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ship of Fools
Joy in the Morning
Free the Bacon!
Surviving Progress
The True Cost

Music:Summersong by the Decemberists

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Enter to win a class at KnitFit!
Elizabeth's book, Top-Down
Erin's sample from the book
A peek at Erin's made-up cardigan
A Reunion of Ghosts
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut
My Year of Meats
The Sundial
What Happened, Miss Simone?

Music: Nobody's Fault but Mine by Nina Simone

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The Twins catch up on their knitting and movies on a summer afternoon.

Cheryl Brunette's Magic Formula
Cameo (pattern was gifted by bijouxmaster, thank you!)
Audrey's knitting instructions
Full Bust Adjustment
The Facility
Jamaica Inn
Man on Wire
The Walk

Music: History Lesson Part 2 by the Minutemen

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The twins are back after retreats and illness.

High Style at the Legion of Honor
Pebble Beach
Twinkle Twinkle Baby Blanket
Hearts Hat
A God in Ruins Salt: A World History
Other Space

Music: Got You Down by Paul Westerberg

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The twins are back after battling illness and scheduling problems.

Boonville Cider House
Lollipop Cabin Phluffie
Jessica's over-dyeing blog posts, 1 and 2
Hansel Half-Hap
Twinkle, Twinkle Baby Blanket
Knitted Knockers
Fika, it means to have coffee with people! Here's how it's pronounced.
Good to the Last Drop
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel by *Joel* Dicker

Music: Rock n' Roll by the Velvet Underground

          Doubleknit 103   
The Twins are knitting. And spinning. And sewing!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Caesious from Curls
Celandine Beanie
Into Gold
Welcome to the Flock
Knitted Waistcoat
Pleated Pencil Skirt
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir
Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death
Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

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For all those people who think that Trump's tweets are brilliant at reaching the public and throwing his opponents off balance or whatever other bit of analysis used to show that somehow he's playing three-dimensional chess while the rest of the world can't even set up the checker board, is this really a set of tweets that makes you proud that he's your president?

These morning tweets follow other tweets touting ones supporting policy actions by his administration and the GOP. Does he think anyone will pay attention to any of that when he's tweeting comments on a morning show's appearance and the show's ratings? It's as if he's taken a master a class on self-sabotage.

Isn't he supposed to be in the middle of trying to help a GOP repeal of Obamacare?

Remember when conservatives ridiculed Obama interview talking to GloZell, the woman who is mainly known for eating cereal while sitting in a bathub of milk or going on Between Two Ferns? Well, was any of that less respectful of the office of the presidency than such tweets? I have come to regard Trump's tweets as a verbal expression of his id. That is the level he operates at and we get a glimpse at what impulses control him through Twitter. All his advisers urging him to focus on policy and presenting an image of gravitas are the ego trying to mediate between those impulses and reality. They might win out for hours, even days sometimes, but the id is there ready to take over.

There used to be a time when Republicans claimed that character mattered in the presidency. Today...not so much.

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Canada thinks it can control the Internet.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply their own country's laws to all of the Internet.

In a 7-2 decision, the court agreed a British Columbia judge had the power to issue an injunction forcing Google to scrub search results about pirated products not just in Canada, but everywhere else in the world too.

Those siding with Google, including civil liberties groups, had warned that allowing the injunction would harm free speech, setting a precedent to let any judge anywhere order a global ban on what appears on search engines. The Canadian Supreme Court, however, downplayed this objection and called Google's fears "theoretical."
Charles C. W. Cooke comments,
That amusing episode of The I.T. Crowd notwithstanding, “the Internet” is not a single black box somewhere in London, but a massively decentralized network of networks that, while conforming to a few agreed-upon technical specifications, gives new meaning to the word “diffuse.” Or, put another way, “the Internet” is a patchwork quilt of cables, satellites, switches, service providers, cell phones, desktops, laptops, web-servers, and protocols that, taken together, forms the sprawling web to which we are all so accustomed. The beauty of this arrangement is that anybody can participate. Want to be the next Facebook? To start with, at least, all you’ll need is a domain name, an internet connection, and a computer, and . . . that’s it. Though there are certain breakpoints (IP allocation, root DNS, etc.), there is no central permission structure that newcomers have to navigate. It’s open. It’s wild. It’s wonderful.

Now, this is not to say that censorship is impossible. It’s not. If a government wishes to block access to a particular site within the physical borders over which it has jurisdiction, it can do so. Likewise, websites and services that contradict local law can be legally removed, and, if it so wishes, a government can demand that any organization operating on a network within its borders must conform to its rules. What it can’t do, however, is export those judgments abroad.

Suppose that I, a permanent resident of the United States, were to host a website that contained speech that was banned in, say, Germany. Certainly, the German authorities could prevent Germans from seeing my site. And, if anyone chose to mirror my site on server inside Germany, they could shut that person down quite quickly. But they couldn’t have me shut down in America, and they couldn’t prevent people in other countries from accessing my site over the web. My server would be in America, connected to a network in America, subject to the law in America, and guaranteed the protections to which Americans are entitled. The German government, annoyed as it might be, would have to accept that....

And that, ultimately, is why the Canadian Court’s decision is so hilarious. I understand why people are worried about the idea — if taken seriously, it would give any less-free-than-America country an effective veto over the First Amendment. But they shouldn’t fret too much: The judges can say what they like, but their edict is simply unenforceable. If it wishes to do so, the government of Canada can prevail upon Google to abide by its rules within Canada. In addition, it can regulate the web in Canada to prevent access to sites it dislike. But it can’t force Google in America or France or Australia or Singapore to do a single goddamned thing. And thank goodness for that, eh?
I hope that he is correct, but we've seen the EU slapping a $2.7 billion fine on Google because the EU thinks it violates antitrust for Google to promote Google Shopping sites over other shopping sites. I'm not sure what there is about a FREE service like Google that the Europeans don't understand. Are European citizens actually hurt by Google giving them a free shopping search engine and then putting their items at the top? Would they prefer to pay for their search engines? Please, just keep your hands off Google. As more countries try and figure out ways to make money off of fining Google, they should consider the unintended consequences.
“The EU has effectively decided that some companies have become too big to innovate,” Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based think tank, said in a statement following the Google Shopping decision. “The EU’s actions have created a cloud of uncertainty that will make large tech companies overly cautious about making changes to the user experience and service offerings that would benefit consumers.”

Jonathan Tobin applies Occam's Razor
to explain why Obama didn't do more about Russia's attempts to interfere in our election last year.
But the real problem here is not so much Barack Obama’s failure to act as the most plausible reason for his inaction: Vladimir Putin’s capers didn’t impact the election results.
Despite the efforts by Democrats to blame Russia for Hillary Clinton's loss and their frustration that Obama didn't do more about it, there really is no evidence that the WikiLeaks revelations from John Podesta's emails had any effect on the course of the election.
But there’s a simpler, even more plausible explanation for Obama’s inaction: The president saw that the hacking was having almost no impact on the course of the campaign and thus wasn’t going to mess with the results. Far from the crime of the century, it was, at worst, a minor annoyance to Clinton that Obama obviously felt didn’t warrant a major dustup with Putin.

It’s true that Russia’s actions were outrageous and deserved a strong US response, both then and now. It can also be argued that the public had a right to know about it. But it was only after Clinton lost and she and her supporters began searching for excuses that Russia’s actions were considered an important factor in the outcome.

While Putin was way out of line, the impact of the WikiLeaks document dumps on Clinton’s candidacy was marginal at best.

The contents of the Democratic National Committee e-mails were embarrassing to Podesta and then-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who wound up losing her job after proof of DNC collusion with Clinton against Bernie Sanders was produced. But there was almost nothing in those documents that related directly to Clinton, let alone being enough to influence voters.

Every WikiLeaks story was also almost immediately overshadowed by other, more damaging gaffes or revelations about Trump, such as his attack on a Gold Star family or the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape. Nothing the Russians did matched the damage done by either of those Trump disasters.
Instead of looking for some external events or action, just admit that Hillary was a lousy candidate. That should actually be comforting to the Democrats. With such a compromised candidate whom so many Americans just never liked, they still won the popular vote and came really close to winning the states that put Trump over the top. If they can pick a better candidate in 2020, and can make an appeal for the voters they lost in the Rust Belt, chances are pretty strong that they'll win that year. They should be more concerned about forging a message that doesn't repel independents and those voters they lost in 2016. That's their real challenge and focusing all the time on Russia, Russia, Russia won't help them achieve that goal.

Good to know.
Tell your friendly environmentalist activist. But they're not really interested.
The benefits of fracking far outweigh its costs not only economically, but environmentally, a Stanford University geophysicist said Friday.

After teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years Mark Zoback took the helm of Stanford's new Natural Gas Initiative three years ago, he said, because of gas's environmental benefits.

"We did it because there were so many important and obvious environmental benefits to the utilization of natural gas," Zoback said. "So it’s somewhat ironic to be asked to argue for the notion that these benefits outweigh the environmental costs, when it’s the environmental benefits that got me into this business in the first place."

Zoback's remarks opened the annual debate at Stanford's Silicon Valley Energy Summit, and were swiftly challenged by representatives of the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Counci
Zoback argued that natural gas can replace coal and "dirty diesel" at significant scale throughout the world, supporting economic growth while slashing carbon emissions. (When burned, natural gas emits about half the CO2 that coal does).

The Senate has some really dumb rules. And the minority party can use them to slow everything down to a standstill. Chuck Schumer is taking advantage of every tool that the rules provide.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used an upper chamber procedure Wednesday to block a national security briefing hosted by the Senate Judiciary Committee, irritating Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.

The rule that Schumer had invoked, which he has been exercising the use of over the past two weeks, blocks Senate committee business from happening two hours after the Senate convenes session for the day. Schumer has consistently used the procedure as a way to delay business in Senate to make demands on Republicans on the health care bill.

The rarely-used tactic has cut short a committee hearing on free speech, stopped a hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. elections and blocked a mark-up to advance bipartisan anti-human trafficking legislation....

Grassley had sent a joint letter with subcommittee judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham to the FBI Tuesday requesting all documents related to the FBI FISA surveillance requests on the Russia investigation.

“Today, the Judiciary Committee was set to hear from senior intelligence officials about highly sensitive intelligence gathering authorities that will soon require action from Congress. It’s disturbing and reckless for the Minority Leader to block the briefing. We’ve seen too many recent reminders of how unsafe the world is today. This is no time to play politics with our national security,” he said.
If they could use the nuclear option to get rid of a much more prominent rule concerning filibusters of Supreme Court nominees, why not use it to get rid of this stupid rule. If it's a "rarely-used tactic," no one except the angry members of the minority party will miss it.

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I had so much fun last night. I'm visiting my daughters in D.C. and we went to the Nats-Cubs game. I haven't seen a live baseball game in about 50 years since I was a kid and we'd go to the Cubs games. So I scheduled my trip to catch the game. After falling behind in the seventh inning, I thought it was pretty hopeless for the Cubs based on the way they've been playing this year. But they rallied in the ninth inning to go ahead on a triple by Jon Jay. It was so exciting and I could celebrate with all the other Cubs fans in the stadium including a cute little girl, about 10 years old, sitting with her family of Cubs fans in front of me who told her parents that John Jay had written five of the Federalist Papers. Exactly right and the Cubs' Jon Jay was a hero tonight. Go Federalists!

What a blast! And then as walked out of the stadium and came back on the Metro and hear all the Nationals fans complaining about the Nationals' bullpen. Eh, they're still doing well. I'm just hoping that the Cubs are recovering their mojo. At least their closer, Wade Davis, another historically relevant name on the Cubs roster

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HGUC ユニコーンガンダム3号機 フェネクス(ユニコーンモード)ゴールドコーティングVer. 5400円
HGUC ユニコーンガンダム (デストロイモード)+ヘッドディスプレイベース 最終決戦Ver. 2700円
HG I-BO ガンダムバルバトスルプス 200mm砲装備 クリアカラーVer. 1400円
HG I-BO ガンダムバルバトス 第6形態 クリアカラーVer. 1510円
HG I-BO ガンダムバルバトス 第6形態 アイアンブラッドコーティングVer. 2910円
HG I-BO グレイズアイン アイアンブラッドコーティングVer. 3450円
RG ガンダムアストレイ ブルーフレーム メッキVer. 4320円
RG ガンダムアストレイ レッドフレーム メッキVer. 4320円
SDBF 紅武者アメイジング PPクリアVer. 1080円
HGPG 量産型プチッガイ 540円
HGPG 黒い三連プチッガイ 540円

RE/100 ハンマ・ハンマ 4860円
HGUC イフリートシュナイド 1944円
HGBF チナッガイ 2376円
HG I-BO ガンダムアスタロトリナシメント 1944円

メガサイズモデル ユニコーンガンダム デストロイモード 10800円
RG ユニコーンガンダム 4104円
RG ユニコーンガンダム(初回限定パッケージ)(仮) 4104円
HGUC ブルーディスティニー1号機“EXAM” 1728円
HGBF 忍パルスガンダム 2160円
HGBC 忍パルスビームズ 648円
HGBF 「GMの逆襲」登場新ガンダム(仮) 1728円
HGBF GM/GM 1728円
HGBF はいぱーギャン子 2592円
HGBC ジムウェポンズ 648円
↓1/48 ユニコーンガンダムヘッドディスプレイベースメタリックVer.付属
月刊ガンダムエース増刊「ガンプラエースSpecial」 1180円

限定仕様HG00 ダブルオーガンダム ※00シリーズのガンプラ対象、抽選10000名

MG ダブルゼータガンダム Ver.Ka 6480円
HiRM ウイングガンダムゼロ(EW) 12960円
HGBF ういにんぐふみな 2592円
HG GTO MS-06 ザクII C型/C5型 1944円

HG GTO 局地型ガンダム(北米戦線仕様) 2160円

GBF新機体シルエット4種 価格未定

RE/100 ジム・スナイパーII
RE/100 バーザム
RE/100 ジェガン
RE/100 クシャトリヤ
RE/100 Ξガンダム
RE/100 リグ・コンティオ
RE/100 リーオー
RE/100 ガイアガンダム
RE/100 リボーンズガンダム

第55回 静岡ホビーショー参考出品
フィギュアライズバスト シャア・アズナブル
フィギュアライズバスト シン・アスカ
フィギュアライズバスト ロックオン・ストラトス
フィギュアライズバスト 昭弘・アルトランド

PG トランザムライザー【2次】 29700円
MG クロスボーン・ガンダムX2改 Ver.Ka【2次】 4752円
MG プロヴィデンスガンダム用 ドラグーンディスプレイエフェクト【2次】 2376円
HG GTO MS-05 ザクI(黒い三連星機)【2次】 1836円
MG ジム・スナイパーII(ホワイト・ディンゴ隊仕様)【4次】 4104円
RG ダブルオークアンタ フルセイバー【4次】 3456円
MG MS-06J ザクII(重力戦線イメージカラーVer.)【再販】 3780円
MG グフカスタム(重力戦線イメージカラーVer.)【再販】 3240円
MG MS-09 ドム(重力戦線イメージカラーVer.)【再販】 4320円

MG フルアーマー・ガンダム(GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT版)ラストセッションVer. 7344円
MG キャスバル専用ガンダム Ver.3.0 4860円
HGBF ハンブラビスバン 1944円
MG アドヴァンスドジンクス【2次】 4536円
MG ダブルオーザンライザー【2次】 8640円
MG MS-06R-1A シン・マツナガ専用ザクII(カスタムタイプ)【2次】 4860円
HGUC ザクIII改 (Twilight AXIS Ver.)【2次】 2052円
HGUC RGM-89D ジェガンD型(迷彩仕様)【2次】 1944円
HGUC ジム・スナイパー【2次】 1620円
HG I-BO プルーマ クリュセ侵攻セット【2次】 1944円
HG I-BO イオフレーム獅電改(オルガ機)【2次】 1296円
HG I-BO イオフレーム獅電改(ライド機)【2次】 1296円
ガンプラLEDユニット2個セット(赤)【再販】【2次】 1188円
HG GTO ガンキャノン最初期型(ロールアウト1号機)【3次】 1944円
RG ガンダムエクシア リペアII【4次】 2700円
MG デスティニーインパルスガンダムR(リジェネス)【再販】 5616円
HGUC バイアラン・カスタム2号機【再販】 3456円
HGBF ゴーストジェガン F【再販】【2次】 1944円
HGBF ゴーストジェガン M【再販】【2次】 1944円

MG 高機動型ザク “サイコ・ザク” (GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT版) ラストセッションVer. 9180円
MG ガンダムTR-1[ヘイズル改] 4860円
MG ジムII(ユニコーンVer.) 3996円
HGUC イフリート改 1944円
LEGENDBB バーサル騎士ガンダム[メタリック] 3240円
RG ゼータガンダム RGリミテッドカラーVer.【2次】 3456円
RG ガンダムMk-II RGリミテッドカラーVer.【2次】 2700円
HGUC ZII(ゼッツー) トラヴィス・カークランドカラー【再販】【2次】 2592円
HGUC ペイルライダー(陸戦重装備仕様)【再販】【2次】 1944円
HGUC ペイルライダー(空間戦仕様)【2次】 2160円
HG I-BO 鉄華団コンプリートセット【2次】 6696円
PG トランザムライザー クリアカラーボディ【3次】 4104円
HGUC ジム・スナイパーII ホワイト・ディンゴ隊仕様 【再販】 1944円
HGUC ジム&ガンキャノン量産型(ホワイト・ディンゴ隊仕様)【再販】 2160円
HGUC グフ&ゲルググ(ヴィッシュ・ドナヒュー専用機)【再販】 2592円

MG MS-06R-1 ブレニフ・オグス専用ザクII 4860円
MG MS-06R-1A マサヤ・ナカガワ専用ザクII【2次】 4860円
HGUC バイアラン・イゾルデ【次】 3024円


RE/100 機動戦士ガンダムZZ AMX-103 ハンマ・ハンマ 1/100スケール 色分け済みプラモデルクリエーター情報なしバンダイ
          ゲーメイト(1) (電撃コミックスEX)   
ゲーメイト(1) (電撃コミックスEX)
ゲーメイト(1) (電撃コミックスEX)
本・雑誌 / コミック・ラノベ・BL
KADOKAWA (2017-06-26)

          幻想グルメ(1) (ガンガンコミックスONLINE)   
幻想グルメ(1) (ガンガンコミックスONLINE)
幻想グルメ(1) (ガンガンコミックスONLINE)
本・雑誌 / コミック・ラノベ・BL
天那光汰, おつじ
スクウェア・エニックス (2017-06-24)

          雑音 (バンブーコミックス 麗人セレクション)   
雑音 (バンブーコミックス 麗人セレクション)
雑音 (バンブーコミックス 麗人セレクション)
本・雑誌 / コミック・ラノベ・BL
竹書房 (2017-06-17)

          El manga Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro tendrá anime   
Amazon Japan ha añadido a su catálogo el número de agosto de la revista mensual Comic Flapper, cuya portada anuncia que Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro, manga de Tadataka Kawasaki, tendrá anime. La revista es ... - Fuente:
          Prime Members: Magic Chef 3.5-cu. ft. Refrigerator (Stainless Look) $98 + Free Shipping temporarily out of stock but able to order
          What I think Google must do about Google Shopping and about YouTube Donations and YouTube Shopping Monetization   
Here's an illustration of what I think Google needs to do at the top of Google search for when users search for any item that can be purchased online. I think Google needs to automatically list a bunch of top price comparison sites as well as a list of top e-commerce sites like Amazon and […]
          Re: Why You Should Still Buy The OnePlus 3T In 2017   

seriously, have been using these since the oneplus one. got the two now cause it was dirt cheap on amazon $240 at the time. love it running rr with 7.1.2 with the oxygen os camera. seriously guys its xda if ur complaining here about an update. then maybe you are better off with an iphone. i dont wanna hear that "most people cant flash their own" man if my stoner ass can with a youtube clip narrated by a pre teen, yall should be able to also.

          Alibaba Voice Hub Would Compete With Amazon’s Echo   
The device would be targeted at the Chinese market.
          Cine: "El círculo" Un poco de "El Mundo Feliz" y otro poco "The Truman Show"   
EL CÍRCULO. Titulo original: The Circle. Dirección: James Ponsoldt. Guion: James Ponsoldt y Dave Eggers (novela). Fotografía: Matthew Libatique. Música: Danny Elfman. Edición: Lisa Lassek y Franklin Peterson. Intérpretes: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Glenne Headly   Karen Gillan.Estados Unidos, 2017. 110 minutos
En un futuro, no tan lejano, el mundo digital nos invadirá. Entonces,  no habrá derecho al olvido, ni a hablar sobre burbujas tecnológicas, ni sobre vidas privadas ni sobre el uso de los datos personales. De eso trata “El circulo”.
Mae (Watson) trabaja en una empresa  tecnológica de avanzada donde 40 “sabios” establecen un decálogo basado en que "los secretos son mentiras", “compartir es querer” y la "privacidad es robo".
La  necesidad de transparencia no abruma a Mae y no tiene ningún impedimento en que una  cámara la siga a todas horas y  si, durante unos minutos, no da señales de presencia/transparencia, sus seguidores se volverán locos. Y eso incluye todo, menos su tiempo de sueño y de utilización del baño. Eso es así  hasta que, la misma Mae, se convierte en un personaje duro  de la era virtual, donde la maldad se trivializa y diluye.
En ese momento debemos saber que no seremos personas controladas ni por el placer ni por el dolor,  bajo el riesgo de destruir tanto lo que amamos como lo que odiamos.
Si “1984” de Orwell  hablaba sobre el terror político de la posguerra, “El círculo”  propone empezar a vivir sin computadoras ni móviles y a aprender a entender y sacar partido de los silencios y de lo  dicho.
 A medida que Mae progresa se siente alentada por el  fundador de la compañía, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), a participar en un experimento innovador que pone en juego su  libertad personal. Así cada decisión comienza a afectar la vida y el futuro de sus amigos, familia y hasta el de la humanidad. Mae Holland no opone resistencia al culto al trabajo (eliminando el espacio de libertad personal).   Su  labor es  hacer visible lo invisible  y la comunicación total: cosas y personas, desde políticos a  escépticos (como Mercer, ex novio de Mae, humillado por su anti – tecnologicismo). Así se cae en las redes de la sumisión voluntaria bajo el vestido de un estado de bienestar.
Una vez avanzada la trama, el protagonismo cae en Kalden, el personaje mejor delineado,  ligado a “El Círculo”,  que conoce la evolución de la empresa  oportunidades y  riesgos. Kalden tratará de convencer a Mae de los peligros de la estructura.
Dave Eggers publicó “El circulo”  en 2013, el libro más vendido en Amazon durante ese año. Ahí ponía en evidencia una suerte de  comunismo de la información, con prácticas depredadoras, propias de las dinámicas capitalistas que permitía reconocer la era de la transparencia, las redes sociales y la comunidad virtual globalizada. Ese universo, en el cual se integrarían las corporaciones, pondría énfasis en la moral e imaginaba  un nuevo totalitarismo con gran poder de seducción. El director toma la  decisión de contrastar la vida exterior (en tonos apagados) de la vida comunitaria – empresaria con burbujas de texto invadiendo el plano.
A través de un innovador sistema operativo, “El Círculo” unifica direcciones de email, perfiles de redes sociales, operaciones bancarias y contraseñas de usuarios dando lugar a una única identidad. En la novela la empresa tecnológica tiene una solución: TruYou (mezcla de Google, Facebook, Apple y mucho más).

Después de todo, las especulaciones sobre un futuro en el que el Estado pueda ser robado una empresa hoy no resulta algo descabellado. 

          P&P Blogger Profile: Terry White   
Terry White of Terry White's Tech Blog

Terry White - Director, North America Creative Pro Core Business for Adobe Systems, Inc.
Terry has been with Adobe for over a decade and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line.
In his current position, he leads a team of Solution Engineers and Product Specialists that focus on Professional Publishing and Web Authoring.
Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master.
He has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit – Michigan’s largest Macintosh users group and is a columnist for Layers Magazine and X-Ology Magazine. Terry is the host of the top ranked Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast.
He is also the author of Secrets of the Adobe Bridge and co-author of The iPhone Book and InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips. Terry is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.

Why do you blog?
I enjoy sharing my ideas and reviews with others.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Photoshop Insider

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photoshop since version 2.5
Serious photographer since 2004

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Nikon D80

Mac or PC?

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Spiderlite TD5

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8D G-AFS ED-IF Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) - Black

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Less is more!

What inspires you to create?
Seeing something out there and thinking to myself, “I could do that and maybe even better.”

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Be of your word.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Somewhere warm year round, perhaps Hawaii

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Swim, write

What talent would you most like to have?

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Success
What is your least favorite word? Failure
What turns you on? Intelligent people
What turns you off? Racism
What sound or noise do you love? Silence
What sound or noise do you hate? Crickets
What is your favorite curse word? F@*k
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Comedian
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Fast Food
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Glad you’re here.

*Note: If you there is someone you would like to see as a part of the P&P Blogger Profile series, please email Jason with their blog's URL. Also, be sure to check out the P&P Weekly every Monday for news about this site and a roundup of what other Photoshop & Photography Blogroll members are posting.


          The Eden Magazine July 2017 issue   

The Eden Magazine July 2017 issue

The Eden Magazine is a free online magazine focuses on spreading compassion to all sentient beings Living in a healing and peaceful world

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017 by maryam morrison
74 pages

          BC Bombshells July 2017   

BC Bombshells July 2017

Cherry Dollface gives us some insight into what judges are looking for in a pinup pagent.

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 by Dwayne Girvan
60 pages

          MyAlternative Magazine Issue 9 July 2017   

MyAlternative Magazine Issue 9 July 2017

Issue #9 of MyAlternative Magazine. This is our July "Summer Fun" Issue. There is one featured interview in this issue with Jersey Born Cover Model Taye Fazen.

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 by William Joseph
52 pages

          StandOUT Publications Summer No. 4 2017 Issue   

StandOUT Publications Summer No. 4 2017 Issue

STANDOUT Publications is a magazine which gives Canadian a voice.

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 by STANDOUT Publications
36 pages

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Little Boy
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What Was Rescued
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Secondborn Secondborn
Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1)
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          #5: The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller   
The Missing Wife
The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller
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          #6: Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A Novel   
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Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A Novel
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          #7: The Girlfriend: The most gripping debut psychological thriller of the year   
The Girlfriend
The Girlfriend: The most gripping debut psychological thriller of the year
Michelle Frances

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          #8: The Keeper of Lost Things: The feel-good novel of the year   
The Keeper of Lost Things
The Keeper of Lost Things: The feel-good novel of the year
Ruth Hogan

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          #9: The Sea Detective   
The Sea
The Sea Detective
by Mark Douglas-Home (Author), David Monteath (Narrator), Penguin Books Limited (Publisher)

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Liz Maverick

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          We tried Amazon's new line of clothing for guys, and its dress shirts were the biggest surprise   


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          Comment on Discover These Expensive Amazon Products That Sell Like Hot Cakes On A Cold Winters Day by NicheHacks   
Where is your traffic coming from? If it's Google are they coming from buyer keywords relating directly to zero turn mowers? How well is your copy written to persuade people to buy?
          Comment on Discover These Expensive Amazon Products That Sell Like Hot Cakes On A Cold Winters Day by Roman   
I am sending very targeted traffic on zero turn mowers but not getting any single sale. The review article includes every single point that a buyer should know before buying any of these products. don't know what to do next.
          Comment on Jedi Mind Skills Not Required: Check Out This $10 Billion Dollar Niche That Has Over 1.4 Billion People Attracting Things With Their Thoughts by NicheHacks   
I think whatever you're doing online you need a website even if it's Amazon FBA. You should take advantage of Amazon but you 100% need to build your brand off of Amazon too because Amazon owns Amazon and Amazon can stop you selling on their in an instant. It happens. A lot. People go from making 6 figures a month on Amazon to finding themselves banned from Amazon and Amazon selling the exact same products instead. You can't have all your eggs in one basket.
          Comment on Jedi Mind Skills Not Required: Check Out This $10 Billion Dollar Niche That Has Over 1.4 Billion People Attracting Things With Their Thoughts by Susan   
Thanks so much for all of this very, very detailed report Stewart. At this time, I don't have a website of my own, I am an FBA seller on Amazon. Do you think it is possible to make a success without the site in this market? Thanks again,
          2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2SS RS in Clifton Park, New York   
2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2SS RS in Clifton Park, New York
2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2SS RS - Inferno Orange Metallic / Inferno Orange - 15616 miles - $27999

          1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Clifton Park, New York   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Clifton Park, New York
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Tuxedo Black / Blue - call for price

          1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Clifton Park, New York   
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Clifton Park, New York
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Lyndale Blue / Teal Blue - call for price

          2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Clifton Park, New York   
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Clifton Park, New York
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Light Pewter Metallic / Black - 65046 miles - $19999

          2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50Th Anniversary Convertible in Clifton Park, New York   
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50Th Anniversary  Convertible in Clifton Park, New York
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50Th Anniversary Convertible - 50th Anniversary Red / Shale - 35859 miles - $26999

          2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 3LZ in Clifton Park, New York   
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 3LZ in Clifton Park, New York
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 3LZ - Blade Silver Metallic / Jet Black - 2756 miles - $79999

          1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 435 HP in Clifton Park, New York   
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 435 HP  in Clifton Park, New York
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 435 HP - Rally Red / Black - call for price

          1967 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod Truely Unique ~ Redesigned ~ Supercharged LSA ~ 556 HP ~ in Clifton Park, New York   
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod Truely Unique ~ Redesigned ~ Supercharged LSA ~ 556 HP ~ in Clifton Park, New York
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod Truely Unique ~ Redesigned ~ Supercharged LSA ~ 556 HP ~ - Carbon Flash Blk Metallic / Marina Blue Leather - 30 miles - call for price

          2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2LT in Clifton Park, New York   
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2LT in Clifton Park, New York
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2LT - Crystal Red Tintcoat / Adrenaline Red - 15839 miles - $53999

          2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab Dually LT3 in Clifton Park, New York   
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab Dually  LT3 in Clifton Park, New York
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab Dually LT3 - Summit White / Tan - 75949 miles - $25999

          2004 Chevrolet SSR LS in Clifton Park, New York   
2004 Chevrolet SSR LS in Clifton Park, New York
2004 Chevrolet SSR LS - Redline Red / Ebony - 9482 miles - call for price

          2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium in Clifton Park, New York   
2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium in Clifton Park, New York
2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium - Ingot Silver Metallic / Charcoal Black - 13598 miles - $29999

          2014 Ford Mustang California Special GT Premium in Clifton Park, New York   
2014 Ford Mustang California Special GT Premium in Clifton Park, New York
2014 Ford Mustang California Special GT Premium - Black / Charcoal Black - 25082 miles - $36999

          2008 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW XL in Clifton Park, New York   
2008 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW XL in Clifton Park, New York
2008 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW XL - Oxford White / Medium stone - 26192 miles - $27999

          2003 Ford Thunderbird Premium in Clifton Park, New York   
2003 Ford Thunderbird Premium in Clifton Park, New York
2003 Ford Thunderbird Premium - Evening Black / Black Ink - 47885 miles - call for price

          2006 GMC 4500 Top Kick Custom Hauler Leather Conversion in Clifton Park, New York   
2006 GMC 4500 Top Kick Custom Hauler Leather Conversion in Clifton Park, New York
2006 GMC 4500 Top Kick Custom Hauler Leather Conversion - Graystone Metallic / Gray - 75114 miles - $44750

          2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo w/Black Int in Clifton Park, New York   
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo w/Black Int in Clifton Park, New York
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo w/Black Int - Ultra Black / Black - 19596 miles - call for price

          2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club in Clifton Park, New York   
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club in Clifton Park, New York
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club - Ceramic Metallic / Black w/red stitching - 7528 miles - call for price

          2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 5.5L AMG Grand Edition in Clifton Park, New York   
2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 5.5L AMG Grand Edition in Clifton Park, New York
2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 5.5L AMG Grand Edition - Pewter Metallic / designo Black - 89452 miles - $49999

          2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible Hardtop in Clifton Park, New York   
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible Hardtop in Clifton Park, New York
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible Hardtop - Alabaster White / Stone - 11109 miles - $33999

          2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 350 in Clifton Park, New York   
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 350 in Clifton Park, New York
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 350 - Diamond White Metallic / Sahara Beige - 12504 miles - call for price

          2014 Nissan JUKE SL in Clifton Park, New York   
2014 Nissan JUKE SL in Clifton Park, New York
2014 Nissan JUKE SL - White Pearl / Black - 19468 miles - $17999

          2003 Porsche 911 Carrera in Clifton Park, New York   
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera  in Clifton Park, New York
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera - Black / Black - 17400 miles - call for price

          Amazon Prime Day llega por primera vez a México con miles de ofertas este julio   

Por primera en México podremos disfrutar del Amazon “Prime Day”, el día de ofertas exclusivas para clientes de Amazon Prime, el cual promete ser incluso mucho más interesante que otros eventos de este tipo que se llevan a cabo en México como el Hot Sale, con la diferencia de que el “Prime Day” solo dura un día y es exclusivo de Amazon.

Amazon México ha comentado que el “Prime Day” sera aperturado el próximo 11 de julio del 2017, sin embargo, el evento dará inicio desde las seis de la tarde del 10 de julio y durará hasta el último minuto del 11 de julio, pero desde el 5 de julio podremos encontrar ofertas interesantes que serán la antesala al “Prime Day”, y el calendario quedará de la siguiente manera:  
5 de julio: Ofertas exclusivas en marcas reconocidas de ropa y ropa deportiva.
6 de julio: Descuentos en Amazon Fashion para miembros Prime
7 de julio: Ofertas exclusivas para usuarios de Prime Video
8 de julio: Descuentos en productos de Cuidado del Hogar y Personal
9 de julio: Ofertas en productos exclusivos
10 de julio:Comienza a ver las ofertas a partir de las 6 p.m.
11 de julio: Disfruta de 24 horas de ofertas de Prime Day


Es importante mencionar que todas estas ofertas son exclusivas para clientes “Prime”, aquellos que han pagado la membresía por un año, de lo contrario no podrás comprar productos en oferta, así que si estas interesado volverte un cliente “Prime” puedes hacerlo directamente en la web de la compañía con un descuento inicial del 50% y un periodo de prueba gratuito de 30 días.

Será interesante ver qué planes tiene la competencia de Amazon en México para hacer eco al “Prime Day”, que durante años ha sido elogiado por usuarios de otros países como Estados Unidos y España.

Compras por internet

Y es que hace poco tiempo Mercadolibre anunció una fuerte inversión en México para hacer frente a Amazon y su servicio “Prime”, el cual destaca por envíos gratuitos sin importar el costo del producto en un tiempo récord de 1 a 2 días dependiendo la zona, por lo que uno de los sitios de comercio electrónico más grandes de Latinoamérica seguramente buscará la manera de ofrecer un evento especial en su sitio para compras con Internet.

Esperemos que pronto podamos tener a más compañías ofreciendo descuentos y eventos especiales para compras por Internet que puedan  beneficiar considerablemente el crecimiento del comercio electrónico en México.


          Раньше предложил бы яндекс днс, но теперь он вроде для украины не доступен.   

Раньше предложил бы яндекс днс, но теперь он вроде для украины не доступен. Сам юзаю свой днс сервис, который не менее няшный чем яндекс и прочие :smile578:

          Behavioral Techniques for Mastering Your Trading Psychology: Relaxation   
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A recent blog post outlined the process of diagnosing the problems that may be leading to drawdowns and poor performance.  This post will be part of a series for the forthcoming trading psychology online encyclopedia on the specific approaches and techniques for addressing those problems when psychology is at their root.  

Behavioral approaches to the change process involve skills building and especially the formation of new, constructive habit patterns.  When we engage in behavioral methods, we are literally teaching ourselves new action patterns: replacing problem patterns with new, effective ones.

The first behavioral method that I have found to be helpful for trading problems is relaxation training. In relaxation training, you teach yourself skills to calm both mind and body.  My favorite relaxation exercise is to listen to absorbing music--I find instrumental music preferable to music with lyrics--while controlling the rate and depth of your breathing.  You perform this exercise seated in a comfortable position and in a quiet environment, free of distraction.  While focusing on the music, you breathe deeply and slowly from the diaphragm, but not in a strained or exaggerated way.  If you notice your mind wander, you simply refocus on the music, perhaps following a melody line or beat from a specific instrument.  During this time, you stay very still and make your breathing increasingly deep and slow.

It usually takes 15+ minutes for beginners to get themselves "in the zone" with the deep breathing and focus.  As you practice (mornings and evenings are great times for practice), you will find yourself quicker and quicker at entering the calm, focused mode.  It's not unusual for a trader experienced in relaxation methods to completely center themselves with just a few deep breaths.  My experience is that the longer the relaxation session, the deeper the state you can enter.  Sticking with the exercise for 30+ minutes can induce a very focused and clear state of awareness.

A variant of this relaxation method is known as "progressive muscle relaxation."  In this method, you start at one end of your body (your toes, for example) and--while listening to music and slowing and deepening your breathing--you slowly tense and relax those muscles.  So you might curl your toes gradually and tightly and slowly release them.  Once you've done that, you work your way up the body, lifting and releasing your feet, then tightening and releasing your calf muscles, etc.  Eventually you work your way to your head and tensing and relaxing your brow and forehead.  All of this typically takes 15+ minutes.

The progressive muscle relaxation works for two reasons.  It calms and focuses you, but it also turns your conscious awareness to your body and away from day-to-day and trading stresses.  This "gearshift"--the alteration of your state of consciousness--is common to all the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy.  It's a very important principle: to change a behavior, you first have to shift your state.  Learning a new skill in a new state accelerates the process of internalizing that skill.

The key to success with relaxation methods is practice, practice, practice.  It's like any skill: mastery comes from repetition.

Relaxation methods are valuable as preventive tools.  You can practice getting "in the zone" before you start trading and during breaks in the trading day to ensure that you avoid overconfidence, frustration, and discouragement.  It is difficult to get worked up if mind and body are greatly slowed down.  Doing the muscle relaxation midday is a great way to get into your body and return to markets in a fresh state.

Relaxation methods are also valuable tools when you catch yourself overtrading or anxious and avoiding opportunities.  By temporarily pulling back from the screens, you can center yourself relatively quickly and return to markets far more calm and focused.  I often find myself regulating my breathing during trading, thereby sustaining the state practiced in the relaxation exercises.

Relaxation techniques are a first building block for other, more detailed behavioral skills and so they're a great place to start your skills building.  For more detail on relaxation and other behavioral methods, you can check out the behavioral chapter in The Daily Trading Coach.  In the next post in this series, I will illustrate how relaxation methods can be combined with self-hypnotic suggestion for targeted behavioral change.

          Cision Unveils New Brand   

VP Nick Bell explains how he refocused the brand image to better reflect Cision's vision, which is to elevate the art, science and impact of the communications profession.

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          How Earned Media is Changing Your Marketing Strategy   
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As the media landscape has changed drastically over the past decade, brands must acknowledge and implement earned media within their marketing and communications strategies. According to Patrick Barnett, founder and MD of Simpatico PR this is required to avoid being left behind.

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          How to Effectively Communicate Your Rebrand   
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Rebranding is a delicate task for brands who have a loyal customer following. Using Cision's rebrand as a backdrop, here's how PR pros can tell their best rebranding story.

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          Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Act Brings Change to Dodd-Frank Disclosure Requirements   

While we were all enthusiastically traveling back (on June 9) from the 2017 NIRI Annual Conference in Orlando, the House […]

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          Behind the Headlines with Yvonne Lorie   
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Yvonne Lorie, the founder of ReFresh PR and a recipient of the 2013 HPRA Premio PR Achievement Award, has been […]

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          Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character   
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When it comes to marketing and branding, there’s a vast array of techniques to employ. Telling stories to sell brands […]

The post Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character appeared first on Cision.

          3 Steps to Equip Your Company Blog for the Road Ahead   
3 Steps to Equip Your Company Blog

Without a distribution channel, your company blog is like a car without an engine. It can sit pretty in your driveway, for only your neighbors and friends to see — or you can equip it with a turbocharged engine that will get it on the road and in front of new viewers.

When you’re planning your next blog post’s road trip, think through a plan that will ensure your souped-up content makes a strong impression along the way.

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          Why Advertising Isn’t Dead   
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Recently, my colleague Bruce Kennedy wrote a wonderful piece, exploring discussions from the New York leg of the Cision World […]

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          Infographic: Tangible Information Remains a Driver of IR Website Traffic from Wall Street   

With Question 4 of the 2017 Shareholder Communications 365 Study, we learned that only 20% of institutional investors visit your investor relations website […]

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          Behind the Headlines with Jennifer McDermott   
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Just a few months ago, Jennifer McDermott joined, a personal finance comparison website, as the Communications Manager. She joined […]

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          Four Ways to Streamline the Pitching Process   
4 Ways to Streamline the Pitching Process

Pitching is an integral part of the PR process as media are driven to pursue them. Avoid sacrificing quality by being prepared with these tips for streamlining the pitching process.

The post Four Ways to Streamline the Pitching Process appeared first on Cision.

          It’s Time for PR to Stand up and be Counted   
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During a panel Q&A session at the London leg of the Cision World Tour, experts explained that PR professionals now have the opportunity to demonstrate the impact their work has on a company’s business objectives.

The post It’s Time for PR to Stand up and be Counted appeared first on Cision.

          How to Boost Your Reputation on Google   
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Guest blogging on high-ranking sites, engaging with influencers, and being covered in the media can be a game-changer for your Google footprint. Here's how to raise up your status.

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          Borrowing Trust: The Surprising New Marketing Role of Citizen Influencers   
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This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can't Afford to Ignore.

Digital marketing success is fueled by creating great content and building a targeted audience, but there’s a third piece missing from that equation—ignition. Your content has no value unless it “moves,” unless people see it, engage with it, and actively share it.

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          Guiding Customers from Inspiration to Action   

We looked at a few simple & creative ways brands can create experiences that move people from inspiration to action.

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          Behind the Headlines with Suki Mulberg Altamirano   

Suki Mulberg Altamirano and I sat down to discuss how to create a successful agency from the ground up and the importance of identifying your end goal.

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          75% of Institutional Investors Want the Full Story at Their Fingertips   

I am asked, on occasion, for my view on “web disclosure,” which is defined within the investor relations niche as […]

The post 75% of Institutional Investors Want the Full Story at Their Fingertips appeared first on Cision.

          How to Spy on Your Competition & Steal Their Secrets   

This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore.  Competition for attention and […]

The post How to Spy on Your Competition & Steal Their Secrets appeared first on Cision.

          Leaning In and Climbing Up: Cheers to Successful Women in PR   
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We decided it was time to recognize and celebrate the women who have made it to the top, and gain their insight on how they got there. Together we can recognize and celebrate some of the wonderful and successful women in public relations!

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          Measure PR Goals that Drive Real Business Results   
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If you want PR to be seen as a relevant, valuable partner in driving business results, you must start measuring your efforts in a meaningful way.

The post Measure PR Goals that Drive Real Business Results appeared first on Cision.

          Brands, Here’s How to Captivate Consumers in the Age of Distraction   
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If you had to guess, how long is the average person’s attention span? Five minutes? One minute? Maybe 10 seconds? None of the above. The answer is a measly eight seconds — one second less than a goldfish’s.

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          Satisfying Regulation Fair Disclosure (RegFD): 8-K, News Releases, IR Websites, Social Media   

It’s been four years since the SEC’s social media guidance was added to RegFD and a good a time as any to […]

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          Listen to Your Customers: Why You Need to Embrace Customer Complaints   
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Jay Baer explains how to listen to customers and embrace complaints.

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          What Content Discovery Means for Search and How to Fuel Its Growth   
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The internet has changed the way we discover and consume information. Think about the year 2000 — you put a keyword in the search bar and websites with the highest keyword concentration were the ones that appeared on top. Things gradually changed with the Panda, Penguin, Pigeon and other updates. The focus was more on the quality of content.

The post What Content Discovery Means for Search and How to Fuel Its Growth appeared first on Cision.

          #2: Windows 10 Edition Famille – Système d’exploitation 32/64bits – Version complète   
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Windows 10 Edition Famille – Système d’exploitation 32/64bits – Version complète
de Microsoft Software
Plate-forme: Windows 7 / 8

Acheter neuf : EUR 134,99 EUR 104,99
19 neuf & d'occasion à partir de EUR 99,00

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          Infographic: Where Institutional Investors Read News and Earnings Releases   

With last week’s Question 3 of the 2017 Shareholder Communications 365 Study, we learned that 95% of institutional investors visit your investor relations website as part of their initial due diligence prior taking (or not taking) a position.

The post Infographic: Where Institutional Investors Read News and Earnings Releases appeared first on Cision.

          #3: Norton Security 2017 Deluxe | 5 appareils | 1 an | PC/Mac/Android/iOS   
Norton Security
Norton Security 2017 Deluxe | 5 appareils | 1 an | PC/Mac/Android/iOS
de Symantec
Plate-forme:    Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP / Vista, Mac OS X, Android, iOS

Acheter neuf : EUR 59,99 EUR 29,95
11 neuf & d'occasion à partir de EUR 29,95

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          Behind the Headlines with Meredith Lejeune   
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Meredith Lejeune and I discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace, and the value of both investing in and building relationships.

The post Behind the Headlines with Meredith Lejeune appeared first on Cision.

          3 Powerful Ways to Link Your Business to a Social Cause   
Link Your Business to a Social Cause

70% of millennials claim they would spend more money with brands that support causes they care about. As a result, social responsibility has become a priority for many brands. Here's how to support a social cause that matters to you.

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          #5: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (1 poste/3 ans) - édition limitée [Téléchargement]   
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 (1 poste/3 ans) - édition limitée [Téléchargement]
de Kaspersky
Plate-forme:   Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP

Acheter neuf : EUR 29,99 EUR 18,99
8 neuf & d'occasion à partir de EUR 18,99

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          Advertising is Dead—Exploring the Future of Paid, Owned and Earned Media   
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If advertising as we know it is truly dead, what’s next for paid, earned & owned media?

The post Advertising is Dead—Exploring the Future of Paid, Owned and Earned Media appeared first on Cision.

          Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…and a Reflection Of Your Brand   

Scott Stratten explains why employee opinions are their own...and a reflection of your brand.

The post Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…and a Reflection Of Your Brand appeared first on Cision.

          Your Press Release is Your Story   
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A press release isn’t a tweet, a newsbite or factoid. It’s a press release. And it’s your story. Here is how you can tell it:

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          5 Steps to Marketing at an Event Outside of Your Industry   

Trade shows and events offer the perfect opportunity for companies to experiment; brands can leverage other industries to create an authentic event experience.

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          #9: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 (3 postes, 1 an) Mise à jour   
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 (3 postes, 1 an) Mise à jour
de Kaspersky
Plate-forme:   Windows 10 / 8 / 7, Mac OS X

Acheter neuf : EUR 54,99 EUR 33,99
9 neuf & d'occasion à partir de EUR 33,99

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          Go Back to Basics with These Three Press Release Best Practices   
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Learn how Michelle Damico Communications leveraged PR Newswire’s distribution channels to increase online visibility, influencer pickup, and a client’s book sales.

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          Here Are Four Times When It’s OK to Go Off Message   
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Don’t discount opportunities even if their face-value isn’t quite synergistic with your primary goal. Here are 5 tips to help you decide when to step out of your comfort zone.

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          #10: Office Famille et Etudiant 2016 - 1 PC   
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Office Famille et Etudiant 2016 - 1 PC
de Microsoft Software
Plate-forme: Windows 10

Acheter neuf : EUR 149,00 EUR 129,99
15 neuf & d'occasion à partir de EUR 129,99

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          Behind the Headlines with Amanda Bialek   

Amanda Bialek is a veteran in PR, with over 10 years of experience with clients in a variety of industries. […]

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          How to Generate Leads From Social Conversations   

Neal Schaffer provides insights on how to generate leads from social conversations.

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          Should an e-book Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy?   

E-books are definitely a proven component of a smart marketing strategy, but are they right for your brand?

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          5 Ways to Reach New Audiences Through Tech Innovations   
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Businesses already recognize how mobile technologies and the Internet of Things are transforming the concept of brand value. Here's how to make the most of it.

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          What Your Press Release Analytics Are Really Telling You About Your PR   
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How to understand and make press release analytics work for you.

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          Sexual harassment in the workplace: Uber media outcry alerts employers to cut the risk   
Sexual harassment in the workplace is in the spotlight after widespread publicity of claims by a former employee at technology...

The post Sexual harassment in the workplace: Uber media outcry alerts employers to cut the risk appeared first on Personnel Today.

          Infographic: Before Institutional Investors Buy, Do They Visit IR Websites?   

Last week via Question 2 of the 2017 Shareholder Communications 365 Study, we learned that the majority of institutional investors that hold your […]

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          Five ways Theresa May can boost her leadership skills   
It has been a stormy ride for Theresa May’s premiership so far. Could honing her leadership skills as a successful...

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          Marketing Measurement: Collect Data First, Ask Questions Later   
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Total marketing measurement is the key to optimizing performance, but brands can’t do it without data. Learn how to collect now so you can improve later.

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          Technology is disrupting work – but what do staff think?   
How is the world of work changing? Perhaps more importantly, how do staff perceive it to be changing? ADP president...

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          Redundancy pools: myth vs fact   
Determining the correct composition of the redundancy pool is a step in the right direction to carrying out a fair...

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          Five key compliance challenges for HR   
HR departments face a constant barrage of new regulation and compliance requirements, and forthcoming developments such as GDPR will add...

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          El lenguaje oculto de las piedras   

Chiara Parenticon su primera novela El lenguaje oculto de las piedras me ha dejado sorprendida gratamente, es una novela con mucho corazón aunque esté no sea de piedra, con alma pura y con un sentimiento que traspasa las páginas.

Con capítulos cortos, todos ellos introducidos por una piedra preciosa y la explicación de su significado nos enmarca el momento de la trama que poco a poco se va desarrollando mostrando la vida de Luna quien crece junto a su mejor amigo y quien es traicionada por él, o eso cree, perdiéndolo de su vida y transformándola en un ser más bien gris que ha perdido sus sueños.

Luna y Leo han crecido con las historias del abuelo, un cazador de piedras que viaja por el mundo y luego las vende en su tienda, juntos han soñado viajar y ser como él, encontrar sus propios tesoros, pero todo cambia y Luna trabaja en la tienda y sus sueños de volar, viajar y la pasión que compartía por las piedras ha desaparecido, mientras Leo se adapta a sus nuevas circunstancias como puede e intenta empezar de nuevo.

Dicen que las piedras no están vivas, que solo son minerales tallados y pulidos, pero esas mismas piedras les ofrecerán una segunda oportunidad para sufrir o para amar, todo dependerá de lo que decidan hacer con su futuro y con su capacidad de escucha y perdón.

No debemos olvidar a Pietro, el abuelo de Luna, un personaje que nos abrirá su corazón, nos mostrará su vida y con el lloraremos amargas lágrimas del mismo modo que comprenderemos la profundidad de un amor que no entiende de distancias.

Junto a los tres haremos un viaje muy especial, no solo por sus paisajes, sus descripciones, sino por aquello que representa, un viaje de descubrimiento, de verdad, de sueños y de despedidas.

Esta novela me ha encantado, tiene un tempo muy adecuado a cada momento, más pausado al principio y va cogiendo fuerza a medida que vamos conociendo a nuestros protagonistas, es como si la prosa creciera con ellos, una combinación que deja al lector satisfecho.

Sus personajes son sólidos y muy reales, podrían ser cualquiera y a la vez son únicos, cada uno de ellos deberá enfrentarse a su destino torcido e intentar enderezarlo con la ayuda del amor y el lenguaje de las piedras.

Yo siempre había sentido curiosidad por su significado, y la autora añade al final de la novela nombres y descripciones de piedras extraídas del cuaderno del abuelo Pietro.

Ediciones B no deja de sorprendernos con sus apuestas por autores noveles de gran calidad. En términos justos a la novela es un diamante por su fuerza, una Amazonita dado la transformación de sus personajes, cuarzo rosa ya que une a almas gemelas y finalmente una Cacoxenita aportando un final sereno, positivo y constructivo.

          La garde robe Dacron 70   

A really pretty peasant/folkwear inspired collection by Dacron, which was available through Prisunic, the French department store chain, famed for its low cost products. It also got me thinking about some of my other favourite Dacron Polyester adverts from around the same period, particularly the commercials made for television and cinema viewers which were narrated by Ken Nordine, the American voiceover and recording artist best known for his series of Word Jazz albums. If you haven't seen them or heard of him yet, you're in for a treat on both counts via the two examples that I have included in this post. Lots more links to further information about Ken, as well as the Prisunic chain store at the end of the page too! 


                                  The Stranger - a 1971 Levi's commercial, narrated by Ken Nordine.

Yet another, animated psychedelic gem from Levi's, narrated by Ken Nordine. Check out the 'Dacron Polyester' whisper at approximately 0:26 seconds into the commercial.

                                           IMAGE CREDIT & LINKS

Image scanned from Elle Magazine 23rd February 1970 with thanks to Brad Jones, Photographer uncredited. Further information about the Prisunic retail outlets here, Discover more about the heritage of DuPont (manufacturers of Dacron) established in 1802 by E.I. du Pont here. Further reading about the rise and rise of manmade fibre in the excellent 'Nylon - The Manmade Fashion Revolution' by Susannah Handley, published by Bloombury Books in 1999 here. Visit Ken Nordine's Word Jazz Website here. View The Eye is Never Filled, the 90 minute film directed by Ken Nordine (2005), which sets a compilation of his "Word Jazz" performances to abstract images here. Stare With Your Ears - part 1 of a short documentary profiling the 'spoken word' of Ken Nordine here. And finally, some words of encouragement in these troubled times - I Want You to Know ''You're Getting Better'' - Ken Nordine here.

          What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data on shopping habits   
NEW YORK (AP) -- Why is Amazon spending nearly $14 billion for Whole Foods ? One reason: People who buy yoga mats and fitness trackers on Amazon might also like grapes, nuts and other healthy items at the organic grocery chain....
          Dalrymple Highlights State's Economic Strength, Opportunities   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple kicked off the first annual Demographics Conference in Bismarck today by highlighting North Dakota’s economic strength and how the state’s diversified economy is helping to weather fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries.
The focus of the conference was to help participants understand important socio-economic and demographic trends in North Dakota and how those trends impact citizens, businesses and communities. The inaugural event was a collaborative effort between the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Compass at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota Department of Economics, and was held at the
National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.
“For more than a decade, we have worked hard and strategically to diversify our economy and expand our target industries and those efforts have produced real results with increased economic production, job growth and rising wages,” said Dalrymple. “Despite a downturn in commodity prices impacting the state’s two leading industries, our diversified economic base is strong and growing, with many exciting advancements occurring in the technology, manufacturing and aviation sectors. Our economy is strong and North Dakota continues to be a great place to do business.”
During his remarks, Dalrymple stated that North Dakota’s continued economic growth stems from nearly every business sector across the state and that no single industry tells the whole story of North Dakota’s progress. He highlighted the state’s economic strength relative to production growth, unemployment, job openings and per capita personal income.
  • The state’s Gross Domestic Product through 3rd quarter 2015 is still performing well above the 2012-2013 levels.
  • North Dakota continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at just 2.9 percent for February 2016.
  • As of March 2016, North Dakota has more than 15,000 job openings across the state.
  • North Dakota has one of the fastest growing populations in the nation. Up until 2008, North Dakota was losing population. In 2013 alone, more than 18,000 new residents moved to the state. Between 2010 and 2014, North Dakota’s overall population increased 9.9 percent.
  • North Dakota continues to be one of only a few states whose populations are getting younger, with 9.6 percent of residents between the age of 20 and 24 compared to 7.1 percent nationally.
  • Since the fourth quarter of 2007, North Dakota’s personal income has led the nation in growth at an annual rate of 5.1 percent. In 2015, even with the economic slowdown, the state still ranked in the top 10 for per capita personal income at number 9 in the nation. 
The Governor also highlighted some of the advancements and opportunities emerging from North Dakota’s target industries and cited examples of businesses throughout the state that are reporting job and revenue growth.
  • North Dakota is well positioned in the energy industry as Bakken Shale is shown as the best cost value oil in the U.S. oil plays. Efficiencies in the industry are lowering the break-even point for companies to make a profit.
  • The state’s technology-based business sector is growing and diversifying, and leading the nation in innovative advances. The state’s technology industry payroll has grown to more than $1 billion a year, providing an average wage of $79,500. Companies like Microsoft and Amazon have long called North Dakota home. They, together with other high-tech companies like NISC, Intelligent Insites and Appareo, have shown growth in the state and continue to expand.
  • North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) research, business and military interests. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government strengthen North Dakota’s position as a leader in UAS. The state is one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites conducting research to determine how to best integrate UAS into the national airspace. The FAA certified the Northern Plains UAS Test Site as the first site ready for operations in April 2014. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics — world leaders in aviation and aerospace — are investing millions in North Dakota.
  • Manufacturers in North Dakota account for 5.8 percent of the total output in the state and employ 5.6 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $3.25 billion in 2014. In addition, there were 25,900 manufacturing employees in North Dakota in 2015, with an average annual compensation of $55,754.

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          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California   
By MW Market Watch
The “Silicon Valley of drones” is taking shape in a place you probably wouldn’t expect.

With the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program, it makes sense that North Dakota would be the place for drone technology to spread its wings, and it’s now expanding at an unprecedented rate.

The U.S. has previously been circumspect about allowing companies to commercialize drones; murky rulings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the haphazard enforcement of laws have made it challenging for drone companies to operate in the U.S. — so challenging, in fact, that many operators, including Amazon Prime Air, have expressed an intention to leave the U.S. to work in other countries.

But it’s a different story in North Dakota.

This summer, the nation’s first unmanned airport, the Grand Sky Development Park, opens at the state’s Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project, which has 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office and data space, is being developed by Grand Sky Development Co. A runway will allow for traditional and vertical takeoffs by drones.

The airport is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs by its 2016 completion, including 1,000 permanent jobs on site, 1,000 jobs around the community and 1,000 jobs outside the state, said Tom Swoyer, the project’s developer. Pilots would be able to control drones launching at the site from anywhere in the world.

“It’s going to touch a lot of places,” Swoyer said. “A pilot could be in Southern California and pilot the plane launched from North Dakota.”

It’s an appealing proposition for companies like Northrop Grumman NOC, -0.62%  , which has signed on as the site’s anchor tenant but has its aerospace-systems headquarters in Redondo Beach, Calif.

North Dakota committed $5 million to help bring infrastructure to the site as part of its 2015-17 executive budget and another $7.5 million in grants for runway improvements. With the project expected to cost about $25 million in total, the balance will be covered by private investment, said Swoyer.

“This project evolved here in North Dakota with the right combination of political will and an economy that was growing,” Swoyer said. “It’s a state that is investing in the industry. It’s a community willing to raise their hands and say, ‘Let’s try something completely different.’ ”

A community ‘all focused on unmanned aviation’
In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) considered closing the Air Force base.

“Our performance and safety record in fighter aircraft was unprecedented, but despite that our aircraft were getting old and weren’t going to get replaced,” said Robert Becklund, then commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard.

To avoid a drastic action by BRAC, the base made a bold move — replacing its KC-135 Stratotankers with drones.

“This was a dramatic change going from a single-seat manned fighter aircraft to unmanned aircraft,” Becklund said. “But it was the right thing to do for the nation.”

The base is now the site of the Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator drone aircraft.

At about the same time, the University of North Dakota established a “center of excellence” for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in unmanned aviation. Five students received degrees in 2011, the program’s first graduating class. Today, more than 100 students are enrolled, and the program is one of more than 30 similar degree programs at universities throughout the country.

“We have academia, our military, the Department of Homeland Security and industries in the region all focused on unmanned aviation,” Becklund said.

In 2014, North Dakota was one of six states allowed to develop a test site for commercial drone applications: the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. The site is part of an FAA program looking toward the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into airspace.

North Dakota’s test site was the first to earn operational designation from the FAA and the first to fly under the agreement. The site covers more than half the state, boasting 45,000 square miles of authorized airspace — the largest such volume of any single state.

“If North Dakota hadn’t been selected as a test site, I would have questioned our country’s decision making,” said Becklund, who now serves as the executive director of the test site.

The state budget allocated $4.2 million in its 2015-17 budget for operating the test site. Of that, $1.2 million goes directly to drone companies in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for those opting to partner with one of North Dakota’s research universities on a project. A related but separate program, Research North Dakota, provides up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified firms.

But there’s a catch. For major companies to fly at the test site, they have to lease their unmanned aircraft to the site so that they can fly under public domain. That caveat is what may have driven companies like Amazon to explore drone-delivery testing outside of the U.S.

“There is no way these companies will lease their airplanes to us,” Becklund said. “It’s a proprietary machine. Any company developing their own aircraft will not lease that to anyone outside their company.”

That restriction has posed a major problem for test sites trying to attract corporate research.

“The FAA says they are here to support industry, but to [participate at a test site] companies have to lease their aircraft to us,” Becklund said.

Companies could get around the requirement by applying for an experimental certification, but that still restricts them to research — not commercial — applications.

A vibrant startup scene
Despite the challenges, other (often smaller) drone companies benefit from the test site.

Most of those companies are based in Fargo, a city that entrepreneurs say bursts with an energy that’s akin to that of the startup scene in San Francisco. But this scene is dominated by drone-based industries.

“We’re becoming a robust startup community,” said North Dakota’s lieutenant governor, Drew Wrigley. “They are the geek squad over in Fargo. You’ve got technical companies and young, energetic entrepreneurs.”

Appareo Systems builds flight-data recorders and ADS-B, a type of aircraft tracking system. Since 2001, that startup has worked on a project in partnership with NASA and the University of North Dakota to build, design and manufacture the ADS-B equipping the airplanes.

Another company, Packet Digital, combines high-speed power electronics with advancements in solar to double drone flight times. The ultimate goal is to provide drones with unlimited flight.

“Once you extend flight time, you open up the possibility of many more types of applications and uses for drones,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s CEO. Those applications could include agriculture, allowing farmers to fly drones over farmland to monitor their crops.

And as more drones fill the airspace, there’s a company working on technology that gives pilots situational awareness of other drones in the area. Botlink allows operators to control a drone from a tablet and detect other drones flying nearby.

The company was founded by Shawn Muehler. He’s the guy behind DroneFocus, a meet-up group in Fargo that grew to 50 members, including Becklund, local startups and public officials. “We’re bringing the government, the private sector, the commercial side together to cut through the red tape,” Muehler said. “It’s the only meet-up where we get every industry player in one room.” Lt. Gov. Wrigley has been known to attend.

Indicative of the group’s attitude, the whole thing is organized through That means anyone is welcome; you just click a button to join. When the group huddles, the gathering feels more like a block party than a rigid policy meeting with a strict agenda, according to attendees.

“We just have a different personality out here,” Muehler said. “It’s not about how we can beat our competitors. It’s how we can help each other out to propel this industry forward.”

North Dakota’s drone sector has already blown away industry predictions. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released an economic report in 2013 (before North Dakota was chosen as a test site) predicting the economic impact of drone integration in the U.S. The data were based on airspace activity at the time the report was created.

They forecast that between 2015 and 2017, California’s drone industry would have the largest economic impact in terms of dollars, and North Dakota’s would have the third lowest.

North Dakota’s Department of Commerce revised those predictions in 2013 based on the assumption that the state would become a test site. Its data showed that North Dakota would have the greatest percentage of drone-related jobs (relative to population) of any state.

“Obviously, California has a number of aerospace companies as well as companies that develop sensors, payloads, software and a variety of different products that fit within this industry,” said Paul Lucy, a director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “They underestimated the potential for companies to come here and do R&D work with our test site.”

Still, Becklund doesn’t believe North Dakota is a complete replacement for Silicon Valley, he said. There just aren’t enough people working in engineering and technology to fill jobs in a state that already has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, he said. North Dakota’s unemployment rate in May was 3.1% versus the national average of 5.5%.

“But if those engineers who developed the technologies in Silicon Valley are looking for a place with a low cost of living, a highly educated workforce and a cooperative community — whether that’s the government or financially — probably this is the best place to do that,” he said.

But even if the jobs get filled, there’s still the issue of funding.

“We can’t get funding because the people in the state tend to be fiscally conservative,” Botlink’s Muehler said. His company received $500,000 in seed funding from local investors. But that’s a paltry figure if the state is going to compete with such venture-backed Silicon Valley drone startups as Airware, which has raised over $40 million in five funding rounds, or 3D Robotics, which has more than $100 million in venture capital.

“We’ve been searching for Series A on a local level because we want to keep the money in the state, so we’re looking for funding sources within North Dakota,” said Muehler.

But where these startups lack private capital, the state is trying to foot the bill. Since 2006, North Dakota has allocated $32.5 million in grant funding to companies interested in commercial drone development through 2017. In addition, the state’s Research North Dakota program offers $5 million biannually in grants from research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through state universities.

Those business incentives have drawn companies from around the U.S. to the state. Florida-based drone manufacturer Altvavian announced in February a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture drones at a plant in North Dakota, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Wrigley said he sees his state as the Silicon Valley of drones. “People look to North Dakota and say they want to emulate this,” the lieutenant governor said. “We’re blessed with the natural conditions that make it easy to expand drone technology, industries that are keen to tie in UAS technology — and on top of that you have people passionate for aviation and emerging technologies. It’s a part of our pioneering culture.”

There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California - MW Market Watch

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          Amazon quer criar enormes “colmeias” para drones de entrega nas grandes cidades   
A gigante do varejo online Amazon está planejando criar verdadeiras “colmeias” de drones de entrega nas grandes cidades. Na semana passada, o US Patent and Trademark Office publicou um pedido de patente feita pela Amazon, que propôs “colmeias” para drones de entrega. A patente, que foi originalmente apresentada em Dezembro de 2015, explica como esses […]
          Klaus Thiessen Chosen as Economic Developer of the Year    
By ND Commerce
Klaus Thiessen, President and CEO, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in Grand Forks, has been chosen as the 2014 Governor’s Choice for Economic Developer of the Year. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with the Economic Development Association of North Dakota’s fall meeting in Grand Forks.
“Klaus focuses on the fundamentals of economic development and consistently and collaboratively drives projects and initiatives,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “Since he joined the EDC he has been setting the stage for opportunities the region is realizing today. Under his leadership, the region has maintained a focus on new wealth creation that results from primary sector growth.”
Since 2004, the EDC’s clients have created more than 1,700 new jobs and the average salary of these clients has increased from $31,000 to more than $51,000. These gains have been realized through the attraction and growth of companies such as, Avianix, Cirrus Design Corporation, JR Simplot Company, LM Wind Power, Northrup Grumman Corporation, NovaDigm Therapeutics, Philadelphia Macaroni Company, Steffes Corporation and Technology Applications Group
Prior to joining the Grand Forks Region EDC, Thiessen was the President and CEO of the Winnipeg Economic Development Corporation for 10 years. With over 20 years of economic development experience, Thiessen has also held positions with Touche Ross Management Consultants, Xerox, and Canon. He holds a master of public affairs degree from the University of Manitoba and B.A. from the University of Winnipeg. Thiessen's professional affiliations include: Director of International Economic Development Council in Washington D.C. and past president of the Economic Developers Association of Canada.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
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           FAA Choses North Dakota to Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems   
By ND Governor
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that North Dakota was designated as one of the six test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

North Dakota was among numerous states competing to host one of the test sites that will assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft in the national airspace.  The state’s leadership in UAS operations, research and development, education and training made North Dakota a natural choice for the FAA.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley have led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota. The state has invested more than $14 million to advance UAS research and development.
In May, Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority and appointed Lt. Gov. Wrigley to lead the state’s efforts to land a test site and to pursue other UAS opportunities. Following Dalrymple’s recommendation, the 63rd Legislative Assembly also supported the state’s pursuit of a national UAS test site by appropriating $5 million, with $4 million in operations funding contingent on North Dakota being selected one of six test sites.
“The FAA’s decision to locate one of only six national UAS test sites in North Dakota is good news for our state and for the entire nation,” Dalrymple said. “We have worked very hard to make sure North Dakota is well positioned for this designation and to make sure that the FAA recognizes the many strengths that we offer in helping to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace. With this test site designation, we have a great opportunity to become a national hub for UAS research and development, to expand our national leadership in aerospace sciences and to further diversify our state economy.”

Not only does North Dakota have unencumbered airspace, but the Grand Forks region, where the test site will be established, is also home to a thriving private UAS industry, Grand Forks Air Force Base and the University of North Dakota, which has one of the most established UAS undergraduate programs in the nation. In addition, the state has been extremely proactive in addressing privacy concerns by establishing the nation’s first-ever UAS Research Compliance Committee tasked to oversee, review and approve the use of UAS for research at UND.

The Authority includes representatives from the state's general aviation industry, University of North Dakota Aerospace, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, North Dakota Department of Commerce (NDDOC) and the Office of the Adjutant General.
Robert Becklund, executive director of the Authority, is currently overseeing the efforts of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site and will direct the activities associated with the Test Site.
“We are thrilled that the FAA has chosen our state as one of the test sites,” said Becklund. “And while we have worked diligently to ensure that North Dakota’s UAS capabilities were well known by key decision makers, our work has only just begun.”
Now that North Dakota has been chosen, Becklund’s next task is to ensure that the state meets the needs and expectations of the FAA while ensuring that the state’s efforts do not interfere with existing commercial and general aviation operations in the United States.
Members of the Authority have already moved forward with preparations that include identifying research projects centered on key UAS focal areas for the FAA such as UAS System Safety, UAS Aircraft Certification, Command and Control (C2) Link Issues, Control Station Layout and Certification, and Ground & Airborne Sense and Avoid.  Additionally, the Authority is in the process of identifying necessary infrastructure for the site as well as communicating the business benefits of working in North Dakota including tax incentives and research support, to companies all across the nation.
“Throughout this entire process our message has been consistent - that picking North Dakota, would benefit the national effort to safely integrate UAS into our airspace,” said Becklund. “The fact that we were chosen as a test site underscores the confidence the FAA has in us and we won’t let them down.”
While UAS have recently been in the news related to this month’s announcement from Amazon that the company would eventually like to distribute packages by UAS technologies, Becklund mentioned that other industries outside of logistics will benefit from the testing and eventual integration.

“In addition to agricultural surveying, exploring areas affected by natural disasters and helping with search and rescue efforts, the safe integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace will lead to a wide variety of other commercial applications,” Becklund said. “Unmanned aircraft have the potential to be less expensive and more efficient than manned aircraft in many instances.”

Becklund added that the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department and the Grand Forks Police Department already operate a handful of UAS tactics in partnership with the university. So far the departments have used the UAS in research projects surrounding search and rescue and assessing traffic congestion patterns.

Officials in North Dakota expect to work in close collaboration with the other FAA test sites located in Alaska, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Texas as well as all other states, universities, industries and government agencies associated with UAS to ensure that the integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace systems is done safely. 

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          Way Out West!   
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If your taste in comedy leans towards the playfully raunchy, then you can celebrate this Independence Day as Here TV’s gay-friendly romp Out West starts streaming on Amazon on the 4th of July.

Jennifer Elise Cox (of Comedy Central’s Idiotsitter, and as the sweetly slutty Gina Spinks on Web Therapy) stars as Reno party girl Prissy Alcott, who tries to save the family farm by converting it into a dude ranch (and spa) – with the help of three gay friends.

The cast of comedy stalwarts includes Beth Grant (Sordid Lives) and Ray Wise (Fresh Off the Boat) as Prissy’s parents; Paul Bartholomew as her gay ex-fiance; Daniel Baldwin as a hunky ranch hand; and the insanely hot Joel Rush (If Loving You is Wrong) as her love interest. Carla Jo Bailey plays her scheming nemesis Bonnie, with Lord of the Rings’ Sean Astin as Bonnie’s henpecked husband.

The film was directed and co-written by Lee Brownstein, who shared producing duties with Cox, his wife of ten years. The husband and wife team shared some behind-the-scenes insights during a recent exclusive interview with the Advocate.

“I love gay men so much, and I’m around them all the time,” says Cox. “It bothered me that my gay actor friends couldn’t play straight characters, but straight actors could play gay characters.” This led her and Brownstein to develop a film in which actors of various sexual persuasions play characters of various sexual persuasions.

But the story itself was inspired by an experience that the couple shared. “We were on a dude ranch in Arizona with a sparkly spa,” says Brownstein. “Jennifer said, ‘Ooh, a spa,’ and she sauntered off and spent the whole time there.”

The film’s over-the-top, occasionally raunchy comedy was inspired by one of Cox’s idols. “I love John Waters, so the film is an homage to him,” she says. While the bodily function sight gags are plentiful, they never detract from the sweet sincerity of this fishes-out-of-water comic tale of overcoming the odds.

But creating the independent film was not without its challenges. Brownstein found a perfect dude ranch as a location, but once the homophobic owners read the script, they passed. “We finally found a ranch that was truly LGBT friendly, so that was even better,” he says.

“With an independent film, you have no money, and we made all the mistakes,” he admits. “We had multiple locations, stunts, kids, and animals.” These included “fainting goats” – who appear to drop dead at any loud noise. “They supposedly exist, but they really don’t,” he says. After several failed attempts to make real goats faint on cue, Brownstein relied on 3D animation to create one of the film’s best sight gags.

Cox admits that there were initially challenges to being directed by her husband. “Lee is an amazing director, but it took a while for me to get past seeing his direction as criticism. Once I did, everything was fine.”

“And she’s an insanely talented actress,” adds Brownstein. “Oh, start…!” replies Cox.

Cox’s delightfully ditzy performance is the engine that drives the film, and she credits her comic style to some of her early idols.

“I wanted to be Carol Burnett,” she says. “I grew up watching her show, and I wanted to do that. I loved all the Mel Brooks films, and I love Goldie Hawn. I grew up on her comedy which is so natural and sweet – and she proved that you could be cute and funny at the same time.”

Coming up next for Cox is the web series The Bears, Comedy Central’s Idiotsitter, and a lifestyle show that she and Brownstein are shopping around that deals with female comedians — and shoes.

Of Out West, Brownstein says, “We wanted to make a fun, mindless comedy with characters who just happen to be gay. And we wanted to release it on the 4th of July because – America.”

And what’s more American than gays on a dude ranch?


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          My 6 Month Spending Diet Plan   

Okay, so I have to apologize to everyone. When I put this little challenge together I didn't realize that for those of us in the US we'd be starting this adventure over the long 4th of July weekend. What was I thinking?!! Good grief!

For those outside of the US, you have it a little easier but not much since it still is starting over the weekend. Well, I guess we all have to go big or go home.

Are you ready? Honestly, I'm not. But the thought of not spending money for 6 months is something I'll never be completely ready for. So let's do this!

My 6 Month Spending Diet Plan

Since I attempted the No Spend month in March, and failed miserably, I had a pretty good idea of how I was going to tackle a 6 month no spending plan. This post contains affiliate links.

I am allowing myself to spend money on:

  • Bills - Unfortunately, I have to still pay these guys.
  • Gas - I drive a lot for work, so this is imperative. But, as for the weekends, I'll be staying put as much as I can.
  • Food - Read how I am tackling this monster, here.
  • Daphne - Now that I only have one little girl buying litter, treats, and food has really been cut in half. But, I have still budgeted keeping Daphne VERY well cared for.
  • Birthdays / Christmas presents - For the next 6 months I only have two more birthdays to buy for and then Christmas. This is something I still have to include but I'm thinking of a handmade gift and a less expensive gift for Christmas. 
  • Driver's license - I don't have a choice about this one.
  • Vet / Eye Dr. / Dentist - Whew, baby! These guys can really add up but they are on my calendar for the rest of the year.  
  • Eating out - This is ONLY once a month with friends and in November for NaNoWriMo. If you don't know about NaNoWriMo it is also known as National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a novel in a month. I'll post more about this later in the year. I missed out last year because of my big old bust of a craft fair, but I am joining in this year. We do a lot of write-ins at restaurants so I'm holding all of my eating out days until November and even then I won't be participating as much as I have in the past. 

I will NOT be allowing myself to spend money on:

  • Crafts - NO CRAFT SUPPLIES! I have to keep repeating that to myself for the whole rest of the year. The only exception will be if I need something for my new designs for my Etsy shop. I have an idea of what I might need to pick up once I get working on them, but it shouldn't cost me more than a few dollars.
  • Home Decor - A 6-month spending moratorium at Pier 1, Kirkland's, HomeGoods, Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Macy's. . . And the Halloween and fall decorations are hitting the stores soon. Super sad face!
  • Clothes / Shoes / Purses - I just purged my closets so I really don't want to bring a bunch of new stuff in. But, I do have a couple of items that I will need to replace over the next several months. Those 4 or 5 pieces are all I'm allowing in the clothes & shoes department for the rest of the year. Purses are my downfall but I found a couple during my purge that I haven't used in awhile so I'll be using them throughout the next few months.
  • Makeup - I just bought a brand new Urban Decay eye shadow that I am hoping will last me for a few months. Then I'll move onto some of my other colors. I'm going to try really hard to not buy anything other than foundation for the rest of the year. 
  • Netflix / Hulu / Spotify / PicMonkey. . . - As of today I've gotten rid of PicMonkey Premium and Netflix, although Stranger Things and Longmire are coming back this fall and all of the seasons of iZombie and Pretty Little Liars will be added soon, so I might splurge with my wild card (see below) and buy one month to binge-watch everything. Hulu and Spotify I love and are paid up until the end of October. I'm going to reevaluate both of them in the fall. I no longer have cable so giving up both Hulu and Netflix will be rough! 
  • Wordpress web hosting -  My Etsy shop, Retro Girl Design, has its own website. Not many people know about it and I'm hoping to change that in the next few months, but for right now there is no need for me to be paying for web hosting on Wordpress. So, I will not be renewing the web hosting but I am renewing the URL yearly fee with Namecheap. I am in the process of updating this blog as well as setting up a new crochet pattern blog and moving my Etsy shop website over to a blog all for FREE on Blogger. I'm hoping to have all 3 blogs completely done and all of my destash and last call handmade items posted in my shop by the end of July. I am going to be one crazy busy girl. :)

Wild Card

I will be including $20 a paycheck as my wild card spending. I get paid twice a month so that is $40 for the entire month! Some things I will most likely need to spend the money on:

  • Potting soil / plants
  • Grass clippers
  • Kitchen rug
  • Hair cut / hair dye
  • URL renewal fees
  • Air filters
  • Oil change(s) / tire rotation(s)
  • Light bulbs
  • Contact lenses 
  • Leaf bags / large garbage bags
  • Toll road fees
  • Insect repellent / ant & roach traps
  • Cold weather care: lip balm / hand cream / tissues
  • Christmas lights 
  • B&B / Starbucks

I know some of these are minor but I wanted to show just how many little things can pop up over the next 6 months.

Gift Cards

I am also allowing myself to use any of the gift cards that I currently have or will get for my birthday and/or Christmas. I view these as free money so I can enjoy a treat or two without actually spending any money. 

Goals for Month 1

  • Make a list of all of my bills, monthly payments, and the outstanding balances - This one will probably cause me to have an anxiety attack, but it something that must be done. Once I get the exact amounts I can figure out the best way to start to tackle the payments. 
  • Contact my credit card companies to see if they can reduce my interest rates - I'm really not looking forward to calling my credit card companies, but if I can get even one to cut me a break it will be worth it. 
  • Compile two weeks worth of meals - This will help especially when I'm budgeting for my weekly/every other week food shopping. 
  • Delete all shopping emails and unfollow companies I will not shop from for the rest of the year - I've been meaning to do this for awhile so this one won't be too hard to do.

Here is the thing. I want to save as much money as I possibly can over the next 6 months, but I also don't want to be totally miserable. I feel it is perfectly fine to have a little fun now and then, which is why I budgeted in a wild card and my gift cards. I think it is a pretty good start!

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Read the book that inspired my 6 Month Spending Diet Challenge.

          5 Tips & Tricks to Save Money on Groceries   

This week we are in prep mode for the 6 Month Spending Diet Challenge, which starts tomorrow, June 30 and runs until December 31, 2017. 

Saving money while grocery shopping has been so difficult for me lately. I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels and not saving anything. This is something I really need to get a handle on or I am going to have a very difficult 6 months. 

Over the past couple of weeks, I've researched different tips and tricks for saving money on groceries. 

Couponing is almost always the number one way to save money, but most of the time it really doesn't help me much on my clean eating diet. Also, it can get very overwhelming with coupon stacking and double coupon day. . .  

So I took a hard look at my own situation and chose the top five ways I can start to save money on my grocery bill.

5 Tips and Tricks to Save Money on Groceries

1. Make detailed inventory lists of your food and household items

This is the very first thing to do and it helps so much. Why? For two reasons. 

The first is you will have a master list of the items that you use. But be sure to be as detailed as possible. If you only use Heinz ketchup write that down. Only like Crest toothpaste. Add that to the list. If there are some items that you really don't care about, like what type of mustard you buy, just write down mustard. You can search the weekly sales and pick up the one that is the cheapest.

Some inventory lists you will want to include: pantry, freezer, refrigerator, spice cabinet, medicine cabinet, and laundry room. I've been using's free printable inventory checklists for the pantry and freezer. I like them because they are blank. If you want some that are more detailed check out this Pinterest Board. These lists will help when you come across sales or coupons. 

Also, plan for the entire spending diet (or as long as you want). My spending diet will run throughout three seasons: summer, fall, and winter. I know that I always get bronchitis in the fall and that I can't live without Ricola and Mucinex. So with my master list from my medicine cabinet, I can keep an eye out for sales on both items, which will most likely happen before the fall. I can stock up now and be all ready for when bronchitis season hits!

My lists are still works in progress because I keep remembering things that need to be added. But once the master lists are completed it will make shopping so much easier and cheaper.

The second, you can shop from your lists first. Why buy another jar of salsa when you have two in the pantry already. Yep! This just happened to me last week. And it will help keep the food from spoiling. If you are shopping from your pantry the food will continue to get rotated out regularly. It will also make it a little easier for you to tackle #2 on the list.

2. Shop every other week or *gasp* once a month

This is going to be a toughie for me.  I love to take salads to work but lettuce just isn't going to last for 2 weeks. So I am on the lookout for some other lunch recipes that I can substitute for my salads on week 2. Pinterest is the best place to search for recipes, but I've been hitting the library lately to check out some cookbooks too. Lots of great, FREE recipes out there!

If I can cut my grocery bill in half by only shopping twice a month I will be one very happy girl.

3. Become a member of your local grocery store

This is really simple and I think most people already do it, but it can really save you money. Just make sure the membership is free! 

My local grocery store is Food Lion. They have a free MVP program that loads monthly offers to your digital card. Every time you shop the cashier scans your MVP card. Once the reward criteria are met you earn money.

These Food Lion rewards are perfect for me and my clean eating diet. And while it might not be a ton of savings, combining the rewards can really add up. 

4. Download shopping apps to your phone

This might be the best thing that I have done to save money. I don't have a fancy iPhone, just a little Andriod that doesn't hold a ton of apps. So, I loaded my shopping apps to my iTouch. It works just as well. (affiliate links)

There are a ton of shopping apps out there. Believe me, I've tried a lot of them. But the two that have worked the best for me are Flipp and Ibotta.


I always check Flipp first. It lists all of the local weekly store flyers in one app. And the best thing about it is you can search for a specific item and it will show you all of the stores that have it on sale that week. This past weekend I searched for Pepsi and saw that Target had it the cheapest for the week. 

You can also look at individual flyers from your favorite stores. I checked the Food Lion flyer and saw that there is a buy one get one free coupon for Heinz ketchup and French's mustard. I can go buy my ketchup and get some mustard for free. Score!

And something I just figured out is you can add your loyalty cards from your favorite stores to your app, load the coupons to your loyalty cards, and redeem rebates for cash. I'll be setting up my cards before I go shopping this weekend.


I think a lot of people know about Ibotta, but if you don't it is another great rebate app. Their motto is "turn your receipts into cash". 

It is super simple. Search the Ibotta app for rebates and add them to your account. Purchase the products from one of the participating stores (you can find the list on the bottom of each rebate). Then take a picture of your receipt and the Ibotta app will verify the purchase and rebate. Your money is usually added to your account within a day. 

If you haven't signed up yet and think this app is perfect for you just click on my Ibotta friends link below. You will be rewarded with a $10 welcome bonus! 

Two more money saving making sites

Another tip is to sign up for Swagbucks and Ebates. Both sites reward you for shopping online. While this might seem counterintuitive to the 6-month spending diet, if you shop online, especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up soon you will definitely want to sign up. The rewards are pretty sweet! 

Swagbucks is the best!!! It rewards you with gift cards to places like Target, Walmart, and Amazon. 

You can also choose a Visa gift card to use anywhere or money to your Paypal account. Any of these gift cards can be used to buy groceries or household items. 

You earn Swagbucks or SBs by shopping online, watching videos, and even searching the internet. I just got 30 SBs the other day just for searching the internet. 

You need at least 1,000 SBs for a gift card, but the SBs really do add up. I usually earn enough for a gift card about every 2 months, or so. 

After several years of using the site I've redeemed my SBs for gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Visa, and Paypal. This is all FREE money! If you do a lot of web searching or online shopping this site is perfect for you. 

Find out more about the site and sign up using my referral link:

Ebates also rewards you for shopping online, but instead of a gift card they send you a "big fat check". I get my money sent to my PayPal account, which is even faster! 

For the upcoming 4th of July holiday Ebates is offering double cash back at a lot of stores. What does this mean? Let's say you are shopping for birthday or Christmas presents and you spend $100 at Macy's. You use the Ebates site while shopping this weekend and with a 6% cash back bonus you will get an automatic $6 added to your account!