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9/11, Africa, and Being Alone: now you kno! In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to to the U.S to help with the aftermath of 9/11. nowyoukno.com thestoicgod: hutchj: thestoicgod: velocicrafter: markingatlightspeed: cyanwrites: iammyfather: evilelitest2: petitepenquin: mehofkirkwall: disputedthreshermaw: natrsrants: deadcatwithaflamethrower: jadedhavok: randomthingsthatilike123: gweatherwax: awesomonster: obese-starving-artist: the-treble: nowyoukno: Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno That was super nice of them. And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all. American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.” . Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia: “Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]” So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it. Wait, you guys DON’T KNOW that we offer help to the US when you have disasters??????? Shit, down here in Brazil we not only offered to send tracking units and doctors to help in 9/11 but we wanted to send a whole lot of donations to help with Katrina (we have experience with floods down here so we knew what kind of medicine to send to prevent outbreaks).  We alone had like 2 army airplanes full of medicine and non-perishables like baby formula, diapers, bottled water, mosquito nets and other stuff that’s needed to fight opportunistic diseases that hit flooded areas, enough to assist a good few thousand people at least, ready to go the day after it hit, but your government refused the donations.  The same thing happened to the Canadians and Europeans who offered help, the US embassies around the world told us all to give money to Red Cross. And so we did, we all gave hundreds of millions of dollars to them, and then this happened: Red Cross scandals tarnish relief efforts ‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid So please, don’t you go spreading misinformation and prejudice against the rest of the world, WE DID OFFER HELP AND ORGANIZED IT EVEN FASTER THAN BUSH DID, BUT Y’ALL REFUSED IT.  Oh wow I had no idea this happened it’s really not talked about in media at all wow this is something good to know about wow I’m so angry. I didn’t know that other countries tried to help after 9/11 or Katrina. Like, that’s something we, the people, should hear about and we don’t. Please don’t blame us for the shitty decisions our government makes. We don’t have as much control over our government as we would like to think and they keep a lot from us. Spread this shit.  After Katrina, Cuba donated several hundred blankets. Think about that. A country that is suffering economically due directly to the US embargo offered to help us when we needed it by sending what they could. And once again, it was refused. We have a government that is so self-righteous that we refuse to accept disaster aid in order to maintain this facade that we are the most generous nation on earth. Okay, Katrina thing.Only Texans really knows this? and even then it’s not wide spread.Mexico sent their army.They sent their army for relief efforts. Didn’t call ahead, they drove all the way to San Antonio with doctors and food and all sorts of supplies.When people actually got a call from them saying “Hey, we’re sending people up.”The people who answered said “What? We can’t…”“Too late, already there.”This was while the government was turning down help.So yeah, other countries send relief.Forest fires up in Washington last year? Firefighters from Australia came up to assist.Like… we don’t hear about this shit. At all. I can second the above with the fires.  Most the time, when people say “oh FEMA or something sent people right?” re: fires, its actually people from other countries showing up and kinda ignoring the government telling them to fuck off and staying on behalf of local departments because we REALLY need them.  If there’s a huge ass disaster, and the government is sitting there with a thumb up it’s ass, help is offered and most the time– shit, it gets there!But then the feds do something really fucking dirty.They insist they were the help, if it’s talked about at all.  They insist those people putting out fires were federal people, because to most people a fireman’s a fireman. The people handing out water and food, a relief worker is a relief worker. So on and so forth.  We had people come up when the fires were so bad a while ago– not the Australians, but i think there was like a German group of like 3 guys that flew themselves over? They came out of sheer “this is horrible and we’re helping” and my dad [local fire chief] had them working with our guys and the feds lost no time telling every news outlet that it was THEIR people doing all the fire knockdowns and structure work when these guys were running into buildings and grabbing people, pets, and people’s important documents because they knew papers were a pain in the ass to replace.  What you gotta understand is that our government is very intent on selling us and the rest of the world [as much as possible] the idea of a powerful and self reliant country. All our reporting on disasters, starts with the scaremongering and then moves to “but our people can handle it because we’re the best at handling things” and then they move on before the idea it’s out of control comes to mind. The average person outside of the disaster has no idea, if they have never been around such an event or met someone who regularly deals with these things, they will kinda probably nod along with that. Because we have no real scope on the scale and impact– by design. Our media intake is very controlled to slant everything to the “eh, we can handle it and everyone else out there– they need our help because they’re not so good at handling disasters like we are.”People who know better, reading international news, interacting with international social groups, looking outside their sphere of community– we know better but that kinda slant is really hard to break from because of that grip American media has on information.So, taking that knowledge, we further have restricted reporting on certain disasters because they’re considered unimportant. Hurricanes are considered important, earthquakes are only considered important if it wrecks something the government cares about or somewhere a couple million people live that they’ll upset the national money flow/they can throw money at someone to make the news care, floods are only important if it’s in a similar manner to earthquakes but since they occur annually they’re rarely reported on nationally, mudslides that kill people or leave hundreds homeless aren’t important to the government even through they happen constantly, wildfires that consume most of the nation/continent each year generally are unimportant until they consume a town or threaten a government interest/money flow location. Terrorist attacks are always important because people will talk about them. So, when we do get help for any of the above, it’s possible that most people may have no idea about what’s happened, let alone that help’s been sent. Or if people know something happened, the details are vague– the news don’t care to give the nitty gritty. You’ll know something happened and people are suffering and “gee, isn’t it good you’re not them” and then now the weather. So, yeah, basically no one really knows we get help. International response to Hurricane Katrina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina  We got HELLA help, but nobody really talks about it American Media really fails regularly  Hurricane Sandy, Quebec sends power line crews down to assist in restoring power.  California gets rid of water bombers due to budget cuts, Canada sends theirs down to help fight wild fires. Amazing what living on the border and having outside TV News does to your information flow. After Katrina, Denmark offered to donate water purification units so people wouldn’t get sick from drinking contaminated water, but the offer was declined. A private Danish company built a mobile satellite phone booth and drove it around the poor neighbourhoods in Mississippi and Louisiana so people could call their families and insurance companies for free (apparently there was a deadline for reporting damages but people couldn’t call in because their mobile phones were dead and landlines were down). American propaganda is not a thing of the past, nor is it a new thing. It has been around forever, telling stories of exceptionalism and self-reliance while our government tries its hardest to refuse the help of others and offer its own to them, to try and force other nations onto their back foot and remain aggressively benevolent in international matters, so that it can lord that shit over them in negotiations and the media in general.I guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic, less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us. If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return. If the media didn’t present us as world police and instead as a part of the community, as other countries try hard to include us as, then maybe Americans would actually act like they’re part of a fucking community.But global citizens are hard to monger fear and distrust and xenophobia and nationalism with. They’re hard to control with propaganda and hate. They’re hard to keep ignorant and docile and saying “this is fine” while the empire burns.A lot of Americans wonder why our country is seen as a worldwide bully. Shit like that, my friends. Shit like that. Its hubris is seemingly limitless. C O M M E N T A R Y FYI: They left out the part where America’s rudeness kicked in and turned down the offer of the cows. The US government is really tryna kill its people. Someone offered water purification units and they were like “nah,” let those tricks get sick. @hutchj how about the U.S. passed a law recently making CBD, the non-psychoactive derivative of cannabis, illegal as a Schedule A drug, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN CHILDREN TO ZERO among a dozen other ailments having been reduced to nominal levels allowing ppl to function normally (ADHD, chronic pain, IBS, menstrual cramps, Alzheimer’s, etc). Doctors around the country (that Big Pharma can’t buy off) are fighting back for their patients’ well-being. 😡
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Memes, Tablet, and Twins: HH NEW Ford has revealed the ST version of the new Fiesta, and it's packing a 197bhp 1.5-litre inline-three cylinder engine Via @carthrottlenews - Let’s get the big piece of news out of the way: As was first rumoured a little while ago, the ST has indeed dropped a cylinder and a little bit of displacement, switching to a 1.5-litre three-pot. - It’s presumably derived from the existing 1.5-litre Ecoboost unit, although Ford describes it as an “all-new” engine. It’s been given a new turbocharger with an “optimised” turbine design to reduce lag, plus “Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing. It’s good for 197bhp, and 214lb ft of torque. - Both of those figures are the same as what the outgoing car achieved when its ‘overboost’ function kicked in. The new car will do 0-62mph in an “anticipated’ 6.7 seconds, although there’s no word on top speed just yet. There isn’t an MPG figure available right now either, but Ford is expecting CO2 emissions of around 114g-km. - The car gets a torque vectoring by braking system just like the old one, plus three driving modes. The ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes each alter the steering, throttle response and traction-stability controls to varying degrees. Stick it in ‘Track’ mode and the traction control goes entirely, with the ESP set to ‘wide slip’ mode. Or if you’d prefer, you can switch off ESP completely. - On the inside it’s a sportified version of the Fiesta cabin we’ve already seen, which means a far plusher space than we’ve been used to seeing from Ford’s ubiquitous supermini. - The ‘Sync 3’ system is present on a floating tablet-style setup, which should prove to be much less frustrating than the clunky old infotainment, and keeping your back and buttocks very happy will be a pair of Recaro bucket seats. - In the cabin you’ll also be - I’m afraid to say - treated to some ‘Electronic Sound Enhancement’, but this does at least work in tandem with an active exhaust valve. - Want one? You’ll be waiting for a little while I’m afraid, with Ford gunning for an early 2018 launch for the car in both three and five-door forms. The outgoing ST was - and probably still is - pound-for-pound the best new performance car around, so this new one should be worth the wait.
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Memes, Toyota, and Addicted: HH NEWS The Exige Sport 380 has been given a makeover to turn it into a lightweight car for racers and track day addicts Via @carthrottlenews - One day, Lotus will stop endlessly tweaking its current line up. It’ll have an all-new range, and we won’t be writing these articles where we open with some joke about Hethel’s incessant fiddling and the never-ending deluge of new-ish models. - But that hasn’t happened yet, and guess what? There’s another version of the Exige. And as usual, we don’t really care that it’s once again derived from an ageing product, as it’s another suitably badass derivative of Lotus’ grown-up track toy. - It’s called the Exige Race 380, and the phrase ‘track toy’ is particularly relevant here, as it’s not road legal. It’s intended for competition use and track days, tipping the scales at just 998kg thanks to a weight loss programme that’s seen it lose 68kg over its road car brother. - It’s powered by the familiar Toyota-sourced, supercharged 3.5-litre V6, putting out 375bhp to the rear via a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox. It’ll do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, and thanks to an overhauled aero package, it’ll give 240kg of downforce at 170mph. - On the inside there’s a full, FIA-spec roll cage, a HANS-compatible carbonfibre driver’s seat with six-point harness, a fire extinguisher and a battery isolator switch. Because actual race car. - Predictably, this doesn’t come cheap: the Race 380 costs £99,500 plus VAT, and is available to order now.
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Memes, Hercule, and Apollo: Can you see the "dreadlocks" on the famed Black Greek warrior, Achilles? Did you know the ancient "Greeks" were Black people? IG: @melani navibez400 @Regrann from @melaninvibez400 - The Greeks worshipped a Black God. Why didn't I learn this in school?? Oh yea, because it's a hero story so he can't be black. blacklivesmatter The early Greek-Roman gods & goddesses such as Achilles, Apollo, Zeus, Hercules, Athena, Venus, were all Black, being renditions of the Black Egyptian gods. The historian Herodotus himself wrote “the names of nearly all the gods came to Greece from Egypt.” The Aeneid, like the Iliad, Odyssey and all the other great epics of the world, is a poetic story dealing with Black people! Aeneas, the Trojan hero of Virgil’s Aeneid, was in direct descent from Dardanus, the African founder of Troy. Africans gave us Math, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry! -Including the Arabic Numbers! Africans also originated the world’s first known universities. Greeks created a fictitious God deriving from truthful depictions of historical “Egyptian gods”, to worship and later identify with. Zeus, is Greek in origin, however the Greek gods were simply recreated forms of Egyptian gods, who were the ancient black gods of Egypt (formerly known as Kemet, meaning black land) before it was conquered. Regrann

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Af, Apparently, and Boxing: October 17, 2016 VIAUSPS First Class Mail Technical Examiner Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division 244 Needy Road Suite 1600 Martinsburg, WV 25405 RE: NFA Firearm Technical Question Ma'am or Sir I am writing you in rcgards to related Lechnical questions raised b ne of my clients. Despite the apparent content of the questions, I believe my client is quite serious about the questions and that your answers would certainly be interesting, and helpful to the firearm manufacturing and using community as a whole Certainly, given the financial implications my client should be addressed as a other tech Cal letter from a person conccrned about the NIA implications of their proposed firearm modifications Tn a previous Technical Tetter from your office, you determined that ho a Sig Tac SB15 pisto Klerin! stab ning brace would be in improper use of said brace a he attached pis Lol or automa y Conver firearm into a short barreled rifle or short barreled shotgun without a proper NFA tax stamp Since that determination, a popular internet meme letter had circulated purporting to ask for the technical specifications of the term "shouldering" and whether or not the SB15 must be shouldered "between the shooter's brachial joint extending to the collarbone," or if shouldering would occur should the SBi5 be firmly rested, n order to assisu firing, against any pocket or portion af the human body Iha nitial parody lelter was addressing, specifically, the ea of mou g a Fleshlight sex toy to the SB15 and stabilizing the pistol or "firearm using the male crotch and penis My client appears to actually be considering modifying an SB15 in that exact manner for attachment to an AR-15 pistol or shotgun derived firearm." It is not my place to enguire, nor do I wan o know if s for e purposes of an adult film or for calering to a particular sexual fetish, b ny duty to make sure my client is legally covered in their enterprise Therefore, I ask the following questions, using the attached image, which was apparently created by ie riginal writer of the parody lctter, as an cxample of my client's intent. 1. What exacty constitutes improper "shouldering" of a SigTac SB15 pisrol stabilizing brace terms of placement within the pocket between the brachial joint and collarbone, and in terms of the percentage of the rear surface area of the brace placed within said pocket and the firmness with which the brace rests agains said area of the human body? shouldering is inclusive of firmly pressing said brace aginst o er areas of the body, would the pistol or firearm" be considered "shouldcrcd'' if th attached Sigiac SB15 bra wa s modified to include a Fleshlight or dildo sex toy and then pressed firmly onto or into a person's genitals 3. Related to the answers to those questions, if "shouldering" is dependent upon the total arca pressed firmly into the pocket adjacent to the collarbone, would such a modification as described in the second question b shouldered" if pressed firmly to that area, or would the genera narrowness and unsuitabilily of the Page 1 of 2 nodification for traditional stabilization lcave it outside of the definition of "shouldering I know this is a weird one, but I appreciate your taking the tune to address these questions in a professional and timely manner. Sincerely, Benjamin Blatt Attorney at Law 574.360.4039 BblatL11@gmail.com P O. Box 221 South Bend, IN 46624-0221 File, Client CC Attachments: Internet found image of Sie lac SB15 Tistol Stabilizing Brace modificd with Theshlight sex loy. Page 2 of 2 U.S. Department ot Justice Bureau unAluethal, Tobacco. Kurearms and Exploxives 3311 31 5115 Benjamin Platt PO Box 22 S Hull Bend TN 45624-0221 Dcar Mr. Blatt: Ihis is in reference ka ynuT FTTL'spondcDck.dared october 17, 2nufir othe Rurvau of Alcolol Tobacco. Fircuns, and Explosive (ATT) Firearms Technology Industry Services: Branch. FlisB rospectfully lines Tespond to your inquiries 1egarding lhu SigTau SE15 pistol with lhe Ficshlight attachment. LLerely youns: Michael R. Cun'Liy Thiel Fircamus. Icchnology IndusIry Services Branch. Dear Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Can You Mount a Fleshlight on . . .
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