Am I Getting Old, or Are We Just Screwed?

Written by: Sal Pezzino @sp1989

I am 23 years old and have grown up appreciating all of the music, pop culture icons, toys, technology, and the like. The past few years have been strange, I would say it started around the time I started college but I don’t think that has any correlation with the way I have been feeling over the past few years. I have just grown completely dissatisfied with my generation and the things going on around me. Read more of this post

What Happens in an Internet Minute (Infograph)

It is amazing how far the internet has come in the past decade. 10 years ago it took around 20 minutes to download a single song on the internet. Today it takes less than 20 seconds. Imagine how many songs are downloaded each day on the internet, or even each minute. Today, social media websites run the internet. Facebook alone gets 6 MILLION views per minute while YouTube gets 1.3 MILLION video clicks per minute. Take a look at what happens every minute on the internet.

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Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, And Others On The Future of Space

Esoteric Agenda – FULL LENGTH MOVIE

Watch & learn.

 

The “Smear Campaign”

A smear campaign is a an attempt to ruin a person or groups reputation. Common targets are public officials, politicians, and political candidates. Smear campaigns are often based on information gained from opposition research conducted by paid political consultants. To a lesser degree, the term can refer to an attempt to damage a private person’s reputation; for example, during a trial, the opposing counsel may attempt to cast doubt on the reliability of a witness. Read more of this post

Predator Drone Used To Find Stolen Cattle

A predator drone was used to hunt down the Brossart’s, a North Dakota family who allegedly wouldn’t give back three cows and their calves that wandered onto their 3,000-acre farm this summer.

Yes, a Predator Drone was used to find a bunch of lost cows. The same kind of drone used during the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden.

The type of drone used to find the lost cattle.

The Brossarts are the first known American citizens subjected to Predator Drones that the federal government has made available to some local sheriffs and police chiefs – all without Congressional approval or search warrants.

Local authorities say the Brossarts are known for being armed, anti-government separatists whose sprawling farm is used as a compound.

When the cattle wandered onto the Brossarts’ land, Sheriff Kelly Janke, who patrols a county of just 3,000 people, rounded up some sheriff’s deputies and arrested Brossart for failing to report the stray livestock.

When cops returned to collect the lost cattle, three of Brossart’s sons (Alex, Jacob and Thomas) confronted Sheriff Janke with rifles and shotguns and would not allow officers on the farm, saying the unregulated use of the drones is intrusive.

That’s when the sheriff summoned a $154 million MQ-9 Predator B drone from nearby Grand Forks Air Force Base, where it was patrolling the US-Canada border for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Using a handheld device that picked up the video camera footage from the spy plane, Sheriff Janke was able to watch the movements of everyone on the farm.

During an 16-hour standoff, the sheriff and his deputies waited until they could see the remaining Brossarts put down their weapons. Then, dressed in SWAT gear, they stormed the compound and arrested the three Brossart sons. No shots were fired.

Susan Brossart, the matriarch of the clan, was later arrested, as well.

Police also recovered the cattle, valued at $6,000.

#Inspiration

Jimmy Valvano was a college basketball coach who won the national title with NC State in 1983.

On March 3, 1993, shortly before his death, he spoke at the first ESPY Awards, presented by ESPN. While accepting the inaugural Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award, he announced the creation of The Jimmy V Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. He announced that the Foundation’s motto would be “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up.” During his speech the teleprompter stated that he had 30 seconds left, to which Valvano responded, “They got that screen up there flashing 30 seconds, like I care about that screen. I got tumors all over my body and I’m worried about some guy in the back going 30 seconds.”

Jim Valvano died less than two months after his famous ESPY speech and after a year-long battle with cancer.

His tombstone reads: “Take time every day to laugh, to think, to cry.”