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snopes.com: Ebola Is Fake, Ghana Fights Back

faydal666:

The Ebola virus doesn’t exist, victims of the disease previously got “shots” from the Red Cross, and the Ebola crisis was invented to rob Africa of her natural resources.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/ebolafake.asp#Zqiu0x2FuWEMgikz.99

Scars

shadyufo:

ostealjewelry:

My surgery scars are finally healing; however due to the surgery, massive doses of antibiotics and prolonged hospital stay my immune system is shit. I had to return to the doctor and am on more antibiotics for what they think is Strep Throat. This is honestly the most antibiotics i’ve taken in the…

Signal boost! ostealjewelry is incredibly awesome and talented and medical bills are awful and lousy things. 

Microsoft: We've Always Had Freemium, It's Called Piracy

priceofliberty:

In recent years the ‘freemium’ business model has gained much traction in many areas from gaming to software services. But while the portmanteau describing the phenomenon is a relatively new addition to our language, the idea behind the business model is not.

In the 1980s, those with access to Bulletin Board Systems would download programs and share them with their friends, all with the full encouragement of the software’s creators. Shareware, as it was known, often encouraged users to send off a snail-mailed registration fee in return for a code to unlock premium features. Although basic, freemium had been born.

Today the concept has gone way beyond those humble roots. The App Store and Google Play are awash with free-to-play games with premium addons, and services such as Spotify and Dropbox offer decent free levels of service to get users onboard and primed to start parting with real cash.

If Joe Public was pressed into a snap judgment, Microsoft would probably be more associated with premium than free, with the company historically charging sizable amounts for its Windows and Office products, for example. However, speaking with CNBC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that the company has always had an eye on the freemium experience.

The idea, the CEO notes, is to get people on board with a product they find useful. Then, when it becomes clear how users are utilizing the service, options to monetize become available alongside their demands for improved service. He uses the company’s cloud-storage service as an example.

“We want everybody to use OneDrive. And then when you are starting to use it for business, that’s when we want to monetize. So we do not want to have you only start using us when you have a business license or subscription. We want to have you use us when you just want to save any file or any document, any artifact of yours. And then have a natural way for us to monetize as you use more of it in the commercial context,” Nadella explains.

By now millions of people online are familiar with ‘freemium’ in one shape or another but comments from Nadella suggest that while this business model has been leveraged by Microsoft for quite some time, the company had it forced upon them.

“Well, we’ve always had freemium. Sometimes our freemium was called piracy,” Nadella reveals.

“[The] thing that I don’t want us as a company to shy away from is usage first. Because I think if anything, the new competition has taught is that, you know, what matters is do not try to equate revenue and usage day one.”

The ‘piracy is promotion’ angle is something rarely spoken about by company execs, probably in fear of endorsing an illegal activity and validating it in the eyes of piracy proponents. However, by speaking of it alongside ‘freemium’, Microsoft’s CEO appears to have confirmed what many have been saying all along, that getting people on board for free – via piracy if necessary – is one the first steps on the monetization trail.

Indeed, this belief his held so strongly in some quarters that there are some who insist that it’s preferable for people to pirate the software of company ‘A’ than switch to the opposition, whether paid or not.

That said, what Microsoft does not want is people selling pirated copies of its premium products – that kind of ‘promotion’ is never welcome. If people use a free sample of Microsoft products at home, the company isn’t likely to kick down the door. Do the same in a business environment, however, and things aren’t anywhere near as open-minded.

There are no signs that Microsoft is going soft on piracy but as business models change, as they have with Adobe’s Creative Cloud, free tiers attractive to would-be pirates will become more commonplace. And that can only mean one thing for piracy rates.

(Source: takeamomentandsmile)

Ebola: Very Crafty, False-Flag Vaccination-Blackmail?

theamericanpatriotpage:

~ The Wolfdragon

mxcleod:

t-raex:

Hello, my name is Alex. My friend Ian has recently gone missing, and I am trying to blow this up to find him.  Like the page https://facebook.com/HelpFindIan  Tag anything relating to this with #findiangrey  Please help

Signal Boosting!

mxcleod:

t-raex:

Hello, my name is Alex.
My friend Ian has recently gone missing, and I am trying to blow this up to find him.
Like the page https://facebook.com/HelpFindIan
Tag anything relating to this with #findiangrey
Please help

Signal Boosting!

be-their-sound:

sleeeping-booty:

be-their-sound:

sleeeping-booty:

be-their-sound:


According to slaughter plant worker, Tommy Vladak, “After they left me, the hogs would go up a ramp to a tank where they’re dunked in 140° water. By the time they hit the scalding tank, they’re still fully conscious. ” They get up to the scalding tank, hit the water, & start kicking & screaming. A rotating pushes them under. I am not sure if they burn to death before they drown, but it takes them a couple of minutes to stop thrashing.” 

Your bacon was a sentient being. She or he endured unimaginable suffering before she was killed for your fucking tastebuds.
Stop supporting animal cruelty. Go Vegan. And for the bacon lovers out there: Cruely Free Veggie Bacon

I’m probably not going to eat any meat but chicken after reading this…

It’s great that you are going to cut meat out of your diet! But please keep in mind the birds suffer terribly in factory farms and slaughterhouses too. Chickens and turkeys are just as deserving as pigs, cows, etc. 
Birds are thrown into plastic bins by abusive workers. They often arrive at the slaughterhouse with broken wings, and legs. Many of them die during transport.
Birds are strung up by their legs and dipped into vats of water that are electrified to stun them before bleeding out. Some workers don’t cut their throats properly, and they suffer for minutes before their pain is ended.
The USDA reports that MILLIONS of chickens are still completely alive when they are dipped in boiling water to have their feathers removed - just like the pigs above.
Don’t exclude birds from your compassion.

Oh I’m not trying to exclude them! I’m pretty careful about buying meat locally from people who don’t slaughter them like that. I grew up on a farm, so we’ve always been really careful about our meat.

It doesn’t matter if animals are raised on local farms, or killed at local slaughterhouses. I can tell that you probably want to do the right thing, but you need to understand that by definition all animal agriculture is abusive and exploitative. I went to an agricultural school and I’ve seen a lot of shit - shit that is considered “humane”. But when you hear piglets screaming, see cattle panicking and chickens fighting for their lives it doesn’t matter how “local”, “free-range” or “humane” they were raised. No one deserves to die. 
You do not need to eat animals to survive. You can live happily and healthily without paying companies to abuse and kill animals for you. Their lives are worth more than your meal, don’t you think?

be-their-sound:

sleeeping-booty:

be-their-sound:

sleeeping-booty:

be-their-sound:

According to slaughter plant worker, Tommy Vladak, “After they left me, the hogs would go up a ramp to a tank where they’re dunked in 140° water. By the time they hit the scalding tank, they’re still fully conscious. ” They get up to the scalding tank, hit the water, & start kicking & screaming. A rotating pushes them under. I am not sure if they burn to death before they drown, but it takes them a couple of minutes to stop thrashing.”

Your bacon was a sentient being. She or he endured unimaginable suffering before she was killed for your fucking tastebuds.

Stop supporting animal cruelty. Go Vegan. And for the bacon lovers out there: Cruely Free Veggie Bacon

I’m probably not going to eat any meat but chicken after reading this…

It’s great that you are going to cut meat out of your diet! But please keep in mind the birds suffer terribly in factory farms and slaughterhouses too. Chickens and turkeys are just as deserving as pigs, cows, etc. 

Birds are thrown into plastic bins by abusive workers. They often arrive at the slaughterhouse with broken wings, and legs. Many of them die during transport.

Birds are strung up by their legs and dipped into vats of water that are electrified to stun them before bleeding out. Some workers don’t cut their throats properly, and they suffer for minutes before their pain is ended.

The USDA reports that MILLIONS of chickens are still completely alive when they are dipped in boiling water to have their feathers removed - just like the pigs above.

Don’t exclude birds from your compassion.

Oh I’m not trying to exclude them! I’m pretty careful about buying meat locally from people who don’t slaughter them like that. I grew up on a farm, so we’ve always been really careful about our meat.

It doesn’t matter if animals are raised on local farms, or killed at local slaughterhouses. I can tell that you probably want to do the right thing, but you need to understand that by definition all animal agriculture is abusive and exploitative. I went to an agricultural school and I’ve seen a lot of shit - shit that is considered “humane”. But when you hear piglets screaming, see cattle panicking and chickens fighting for their lives it doesn’t matter how “local”, “free-range” or “humane” they were raised. No one deserves to die. 

You do not need to eat animals to survive. You can live happily and healthily without paying companies to abuse and kill animals for you. Their lives are worth more than your meal, don’t you think?

friendlycloud:

thepoliticalnotebook:

Protesters in New Delhi are hit with a police water cannon blast during their demonstration following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, which has sparked  powerful protests in India’s capital in recent days.
[Saurabh Das/AP]

Countries ABC, protest: India

friendlycloud:

thepoliticalnotebook:

Protesters in New Delhi are hit with a police water cannon blast during their demonstration following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, which has sparked  powerful protests in India’s capital in recent days.

[Saurabh Das/AP]

Countries ABC, protest: India

There Are Now Only 6 Northern White Rhinos On Earth

fightingforanimals:

be-their-sound:

Make no mistake, this is our fault. We failed them.

Guarantee these poor creatures will be gone soon - even if the last male does manage to mate with the females, they will end up very inbred in a matter of years. But considering their pregnancies are over a year long and they only have a calf every 2.5 years or so, it would take a miracle for them to recover :(

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.

- Terry Tempest Williams (via abiding-in-peace)