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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 29, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers |

How does a ‘shill’ for an organization operate online?

Former PR worker here, 99% of our job is to convince people that something that is fucking them over is actually good for them. The whole concept of ‘shills’ has somehow became a conspiracy theory when in reality it’s just PR workers who are paid by a company to defend their product/service. My last job was defending fracking.

Anytime a post containing keywords was submitted to a popular website we where notified and it was our job to just list off talking points and debate the most popular comments. Fracking was an easy one to defend because you could paint people as anti-science if they where against it. The science behind fracking is sound and if done properly is safe, so you just focus on this point. You willfully ignore the fact that fracking is done by people who almost never do it properly and are always looking to cut corners.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

November 27, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Four Men Fight Over Car Toy on Black Friday

 

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 22, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What are the implications of losing net neutrality?

Imagine if we had a separate privatized road network where you need to pay to drive on it (sort of like a tollway but more of a global subscription).

You might think it’s suspicious when I suggest it now, but let’s say it passes popular opinion because it’s newly built road that otherwise wouldn’t have been built (therefore not affecting the “normal” road network.

You might think this is a good plan. It can help ease the congestion of the normal roads since there are now alternatives available for those who can afford it.

But in time, you start noticing things:

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

November 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Just Sold For $450.3M

​On Wednesday, Christie’s sold a painting of Christ that was marketed as “the last Da Vinci” for $450.3 million, setting a record for the price of any work of art ever sold at auction.

“Salvator Mundi” was rediscovered at an estate auction in 2005, where it sold for less than $10,000, and has since been heavily restored. Christie’s made the unusual decision to sell it at a contemporary art sale, rather than the old masters auction, to reach a larger audience of potential buyers — and it did all it could to generate hype for the sale.

Christie’s marketing campaign was perhaps unprecedented in the art world; it was the first time the auction house went so far as to enlist an outside agency to advertise the work. Christie’s also released a video that included top executives pitching the painting to Hong Kong clients as “the holy grail of our business” and likening it to “the discovery of a new planet.” Christie’s called the work “the Last da Vinci,” the only known painting by the Renaissance master still in a private collection (some 15 others are in museums).

“It’s been a brilliant marketing campaign,” said Alan Hobart, director of the Pyms Gallery in London…

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

November 16, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Facts |

12,000 bears are farmed for their bile in Asia which is used in traditional Chinese medicine and generates $2bn per year. Farming always involves surgery on the bears to insert a catheter or to cut a hole through the abdomen by which the bile leaks. Bear bile has no medicinal effect

Here’s a rescued one getting out of his cage for the first time:

“The vet team has been working hard to rehabilitate him after years of having his bile extracted. In fact his gall bladder was so damaged it had to be removed. Examinations had found numerous gallstones, meaning he’d lived in pain for years. That wasn’t the only surgery Tuffy faced. He also had painful, dry, cracked paws. Animals Asia Bear Manager Louise Ellis said: “The cracked paws are common to bile farm bears as they only walk on bars, not grass. Dehydration is likely to have contributed to this too. So for his carers to see him take to the pool so quickly after he first became ready to face the outdoors was an amazing moment.” In fact Tuffy loved being outdoors so much he decided not to return to his den in the evening – choosing instead to sleep under the stars.”

 

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A Beginners Guide To Chinese Weddings

November 13, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting, main |

So you have been invited to a wedding. You have never met the bride? You only know the groom through acquaintance with some guy named wang? No problem! Get ready for a great evening!

Guests should arrive at 6:30 (the actual ceremony will begin around 8:00), shake hands with the bride and groom and hand over a red packet. The amount depends on your relationship to the couple. These days it is customary for friends to give about 200 and family members to give at least 500. As a laowai you don’t give any money. You are free entertainment. The jester never pays the prince. This is the last time this evening that being laowai is a boon instead of a burden, so enjoy it.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

November 13, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Obama sits alone in a classroom rewriting his remarks before speaking at the memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Taken 2 days after the shooting on Dec. 12, 2012

This photo was taken by Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for Barack Obama. The image was actually taken on Dec. 16. The shooting occurred on Dec. 14. Here’s what Souza had to say about the photo:

This is two days after the shootings and they had planned this public memorial service. But before that, they had all the families gathered in different rooms and he went and spent I think it was three hours with all of these families. And then he came back into this classroom…and not only is he going over his notes, he is rewriting parts of his talk that he was going to give at this memorial service to incorporate what he had just experienced during those three hours visiting with these families. I was struck by that classroom and the messiness of it, and that’s why I backed off to try to give people a wider sense of him alone in this room.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 8, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What Goes On In The Mind Of A Sadist?

I’m a sadist. And not a whips and handcuffs s/m dominatrix (i actually find that really boring and pathetic). I am exited by genuine, mortal agony, I have compulsions to hurt people every single day sense before I can remember. It’s like a drug, it’s better than drugs.

I close my eyes and all I see is choking up blood and busted lungs and splintering bones and it just feels so good. I’ve been this way since before I can remember(the first time I can remember it I was four), and nothing I do seems to change it. I’m 23 years old and have never had a sexual partner. I’m friendly and outgoing to everyone, have tons of friends, a 3.9 GPA and every night I fall asleep to fantasies about murder. Nobody knows, not a single soul. It gets really lonely.

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