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Reddit’s Front Page Exposes All The Senators Who Have Taken Money From Telecom Companies

As the battle for net neutrality continues. Internet sites Like reddit are doing their best to fight for our rights to service our viewership without the need to pay bribes. Their website right now has tens of thousands of upvotes pointing out the people in office who are not representing the people the way the should. Take a look for yourself.

Senator’s put on blast.¬†

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There is still time before the vote December 14th to take a stand and let your voice be heard. The following website can help you send or call your local representative and show them this issue matters to you!

Make your voice heard here

 

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Paul Thomas, UMEG Media Channel #303 on UCIT.tv, Covered By The Huffington Post For His Record Labels Work To Raise Awareness Against Violence

By: Alisha Peterson of Huffington Post

“Paul Thomas, Univeral Citizens Media Network Channel Owner, UMEG Media #303 on UCIT.tv and Producer was covered by the Huffington Post for his record labels work to raise awareness against violence.

The Hope for Boston CD was first released in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Bombing in 2014 and is now being re-released in honor of “Patriot Day” a CBS movie starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman and Kevin Bacon. The 3rd Anniversary of the Boston Bombing is coming up on April 15th, 2017.

“We are so proud to have Paul Thomas on board at the UC Media Network. He addresses social justice concerns in creative ways that are inspiring and informative, bringing great content to our platform, says UC Media Network CEO Lady Alicia Hamilton.” The Hope 4 Boston CD is available at the UCSHOPTRN on line store.
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Oaxaca Denounces Telephone Espionage 

By: Victoria Bustos

The guild filed its complain to the PGR and FEADLE RO investigate the espionage by the municipal government.

Through a public pronouncement signed by 50 journalists and reporters from the Papaloapan Cuenca – a region located north of Oaxaca, Mexico on the dangerous border with Veracruz, they demanded the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Attention Of crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE), to investigate suspected espionage carried out by city hall staff against media partners and to stop a systematic series of harassment against communicators through electronic networks that violate freedom of the press.

In the same document they require the intervention of the competent authorities so that an investigation is opened and the responsibilities are delimited.

We ask that the physical and labor integrity of all the media and their members be protected against an obvious policy of intolerance to free speech, and a clear intention to silence critical voices as a place, the document states. Quote “We express to society: We reject in a forceful way that from the municipal power that throughout this time has been said close to the people, try to use the public resources, to intimidate the media and its workers, through espionage, dirty war and pressures of different nature and Trying to align them with their political and economic interests, affecting at all times the social development, the democratic life, and the plurality that must exist.”

The statement was also addressed to the Governor of the State of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat and the Ombudsman’s Office for Human Rights of the People of Oaxaca (DDHPO), where various media publicly condemned the events that occurred against the media and journalists of this city, and The possible conditioning of advertising agreements through telephone calls of officials accused of such acts who are trying to force the news media not to disseminate such information.

 

In the statement signed in solidarity by the different reporters of almost all the media in Tuxtepec relate the events against Oswaldo Martínez Oropeza and Claudia Ramos Diaz, who have repeatedly suffered publications and offenses in their personal life through fake profiles of Facebook , With the clear idea of making them look bad with society.

 

The facts outlined in the statement are part of a hostile relationship with the press caused by the advisor of the municipal presidency, Pablo Estrada Tenorio and endorsed by the municipal president Fernando Bautista D√°vila notes that letter, where they also point out that government regidores Municipal have entrusted to various media outlets that have well-founded suspicions that have been being recorded in their phone calls. “The previous events lead us to think that from the offices of the municipal presidency, endorsed by the Municipal President, is carrying out a dirty war and espionage to journalists and political or social actors, in order to intimidate them from power,” says Point 7 of the press release.

 

To that end, the PGR delivered research agreements at the Tuxtepec Attention and Determination Desk: NA / OAX / TUX / 0000507/2017, where the corresponding investigation is opened on these issues, likewise the Tuxtepecan media document ends with “A From this moment we are responsible for any aggression suffered by the undersigned or our families and media to the Mayor of this city Fernando Bautista D√°vila and his team. “

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On Sight News From The Dakota Pipeline Protests

By: Paris Finnie

So what exactly is happening? There are peaceful protesters trying to stop the building path of a multi-billion dollar pipeline. According to their website ( http://www.daplpipelinefacts.com/)

¬†” The Dakota Access Pipeline Project is a new approximate 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the rapidly expanding Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline will enable domestically produced light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to reach major refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer and environmentally responsible manner. The pipeline will also reduce the current use of rail and truck transportation to move Bakken crude oil to major U.S. markets to support domestic demand.

It will transport approximately 470,000 barrels per day with a capacity as high as 570,000 barrels per day or more ‚Äď which could represent approximately half of Bakken current daily crude oil production. Shippers will be able to access multiple markets, including Midwest and East Coast markets as well as the Gulf Coast via the Nederland, Texas crude oil terminal facility of Sunoco Logistics Partners.

Depending upon regulatory approvals, the pipeline is projected to be in service by the fourth quarter of 2016.”

The issue is that that very pipeline would tread upon sacred Native American land and jeopardize fresh water resources. What is surprising is the lengths corporations are going to, to proceed building regardless of the expected damage the laying of the pipe will cause.

All of the following  photos and quotes are from protesters currently doing what they can to protect the land.

15069085_10205953098541706_7392151350048847620_o“Water cannons in below freezing temperature, explosions and tear gas grenades all around. Water protectors to my left and right targeted and shot with rubber bullets. We never lifted a finger against them, we never tried to harm a single police officer. These men don’t work for the people, they serve the dying oil industry. They hurt us for one reason alone, greed. Greed of politicians and the oil executives that line their pockets.

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My lungs and eyes still burn from the teargas, my jacket is covered in ice and my ears are ringing from concussion grenades. But our prayers are strong and we aren’t afraid.

Morton County Sherrifs Department lies, straight up. They said the cannons were used to put out fires. Here is the evidence that they weren’t – Conor Varela Handley¬†

 

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CNN
Pipeline Facts

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Weaponizing Victimhood

By Paris Finnie 

The most significant trait humans have in comparison to the rest of the animal kingdom are our brains. Under the concept of plasticity, we are able to continually learn. Filling our head with new information, the human mind is able to process stats, facts, and the abstract to no limitation.

The human brain also has the frontal lobe, whose prime function, aside from executive order over the body, allows you and I to think abstractly. No other mammal has developed such a region in their brain. From the frontal lobe we can predict, visualize, and project intangible concepts. The saddest reality however, is how the victimization of controversial topics kills any attempt of logical opposition. Thus,  constricting the growth and expansions of our minds by shutting down alternative modes of thinking.

The plethora of social movements in modern day is remarkable. People of all ages are standing together to fight for causes to stimulate positive change, but is one cause “better” than another? Most commonly noted among college campuses is the push for safe spaces. The ideology of safe spaces is supported by how some words, phrases, or notions are so offensive that students rather not hear them for fear of discomfort. Obama during a commencement speech at Howard university spoke on just this.

President Obama Commencement Speech at Howard University

In case you don’t have 45 minutes for a speech here is one take away:

“Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person.‚ÄĚ Think about that. That‚Äôs why our democracy gives us a process designed for us to settle our disputes with argument and ideas and votes instead of violence and simple majority rule.

So don‚Äôt try to shut folks out, don‚Äôt try to shut them down, no matter how much you might disagree with them. There‚Äôs been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician‚Äôs rally. Don‚Äôt do that ‚ÄĒ no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths.”

Expression of a opinion should be a liberty awarded to all, not just those who feel their cause carries more sorrow then the rest. The catharsis achieved through vocalizing disagreement begets compromise and understanding. Dorothy Thompson the most influential woman of the 1930’s wrote, ¬†‚ÄúPeace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict — alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.‚ÄĚ When we systematically silence dissent, a world of peace and understanding is also erased.

Rape culture is absolutely in need of addressing. No one should be coerced to engage in sexual behavior, but is removing the topic from classroom discussion the ideal solution? Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter are at their polar ends and very much within their reasoning to be so, but do we think a solution will be reached if members of each party throw urine at one another? The inability to come together and have a logical discussion only hurts the generations that follow. If our Congress members, Doctors, or Teachers  are not allowed to express/teach/represent the differences of opinion or controversial topics, how should we expect the society to grow and foster the minds of the youth?

The biggest impact is being made on the educational system. Students are failing to realize that forcing “safe” spaces are not considering the unsafe space they create for those of dissenting opinion. The caustic concept of preferred speech over freedom of speech will be the demise of the educational prowess. In a institution that is made to challenge your current understanding, individuals are gagged from fear of discomfort. Never allowing an opposing viewpoint to be discussed only indoctrinates ignorance on the minds being molded to lead the generation.

If we are never challenged how do we expect to grow? If we silence students trying to understand the world around them, how do we expect them to thrive in the world outside of the educational institution? If society is  unable to consider contrasting ideologies how to we expect to grow as a populace? So we challenge you, to instead of shutting down the person who you disagree with, try instead to hear them out and then follow with why you disagree in a civil and respectable discourse . Here is the true secret to the human minds plasticity and abstract understanding.

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Sources

The Ferederalist
 Biography
The New Yorker
 FOX

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Dread Parallel Parking? Omnidirectional Tires Got Your Back

By Paris Finnie 

A few of us pride ourselves in our smooth ability to parallel park our cars. “It is a coming of age experience” proclaims one of our staff. Regardless, it seems that this noble ability to whip that tail in without touching the curb, is one of scariest and godawful “experiences” for many drivers. We wanted to take a look at parallel parking in the past¬†and where it is to be in the future. Through our research process we hope to leave you (if you are one of those parallel protesters) with a glimmer of hope.

The roaring 20’s had a grip on the parallel parking issues.

Throughout the automotive history there have been many contenders in properly propelling/powering a wagon with wheels. As you may have figured, perhaps from watching westerns, the horse was a primary source of propulsion for many years before the combustion engine was built. In fact, to this day we use horsepower to describe the power of an engine.

Horsepower as reported from “How Stuff Works” revealed in this short prose says, “The story goes that Watt was working with ponies lifting coal at a coal mine, and he wanted a way to talk about the power available from one of these animals. He found that, on average, a mine pony could do 22,000 foot-pounds of work in a minute. He then increased that number by 50 percent and pegged the measurement of horsepower at 33,000 foot-pounds of work in one minute. ”

A myriad of power sources surfaced before the combustion engine made its way to superstardum. It was in the late 1800s that a man named Carl Benz perfected (at the time) the combustion engine. A business man and entrepreneur Carl lead the way for many other manufactures to better his design. He however, was never replaced in the automotive industry, his legacy lead to what we know today as Mercedes Benz. Soon after, companies like General Motors and Ford began springing up from around the world and the initial automotive boom surfaced. The ease of transportation combined with busy metropolitan streets gave way to the dreaded parallel parking job.

Fail Blog posted the best Parallel job we have ever seen

Parallel parking has become such a problem that companies have begun installing driver assisting software. Honestly it is a godsend to some people, especially the lady in the video above. The complexity of the problem has inspired engineers and programmers alike to build autombiles to better suit driver needs and concerns. For example, The Eagle 360 concept tire. The tire is a sphericle and self correcting. In the video below you will notice how postmodern the vehicle appears. One can foretell it would be a few decades before any automobile would have the design capabilities to harbor a tire of this sort. There is however, a neophyte design  recently announced by a Canadian engineer. The design not only allows a car to drive sideways, but is compatible with any modern vehicle.

Goodyear forecasts a brilliant tire design

Liddiard, an engineer out of canada has created a brilliant design that can lay to rest the parallel parkaphobia in us all. The Liddiard tire uses a sturdy rubber and transverse rollers to allow any car to roll sideways. He discovered the idea in his brother’s barn using $60,000 startup cash to construct a viable product. The design does not require a futuristic car or selling your soul to afford it. In fact each wheel cost about $1,600 ( no one said parallel parking hacks were cheap). Liddiard’s design is patented, but he hopes major companies like Goodyear or Toyo can pick up the idea and mass produce it. The tires currently are unavailable for purchase, but with any luck may come to order in the next few years.

Liddiard Wheels eccentric design.

So, to all our parallel parkaphobia having friends and family, missing out on great parking spaces, your time is near. We will however leave you with the best instruction video we could find in hopes that you can hold on until then.

Remember, do not just believe what we say. Research what we say!

Sources
History
NBC
Fail Blog
How Stuff Works

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Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Restaurant Ramen Challenge

By Paris Finnie 

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen has just finished hosting their biannual Ramen Challenge. People from all over Fountain Valley come to bear witness to one of the restaurants greatest past times, ‘The¬†Ex-Noodle Challenge!!’ ¬†As bionic¬†as it sounds, the challenge is not meant for the faint of heart. The restaurant has come a long way from its roots in Japan to now hosting this marvelous endeavor. We think their secret to success resides in their delicious ramen and gregarious staff.

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Ramen Challenge flyer

Shin-Sen-Gumi was founded by¬†Mitsuyasu Shigeta. He was raised in Tokunoshima Japan, but later moved to Hakata to attend the university. As many typical students do, he found a part time job to help pay for his studies. He worked in a¬†yakitori restaurant ¬†named ‚ÄúTonsho‚ÄĚ where he first discovered the delicious taste of Hakata- style cuisine. Shigeta moved to Los Angeles after graduating at the ripe age of 22 to learn English. The savy culinary artist and business man formed¬†the Shin-Sen-Gumi Group and opened restaurants throughout the West Coast. One of those restaurants being Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen restaurant in Fountain Valley.


A Ramenful experience with an astounding combination of flavor and atmosphere.

Of all the Ramen places I have attended in my life, there is no other like this one. It feels as if you are transported out of California into the bustling streets of Japan. The staff greet you in traditional Japanese fashion and sit you in their authentic high energy eatery. For the first timers out there, be prepared to order as if you were in Hakata Japan. You are given a menu, a piece of paper, and pencil. Sifting though the menu you will notice numbers next to the food items. You will write on that piece of paper they provided, your preference of ramen. The order options consists of: the strength of the base, the texture of the noodles and culinary assortments help flavor to your bowl. My preference? Strong base, hard noodles, medium oil, egg, ginger, no meat, and onions.

Hakata Ramen Challenge video.

The Challenge as we mentioned is no kids play. ” I have seen people come in and time themselves” said one staff member. As the flyer displays you have 30 minutes to eat as much Ramen as you can. their restaurants record is 15 bowls. yes, I could not believe it either, one bowl every two minutes. We were able to interview a few challenge champions.

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  • 6 bowls in 30 minutes.
  • 2nd year in attendance.
  • Record holder of the year.

 

 

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  • 7 bowls in 30 minutes
  • 2nd year participation
  • “Last year I was half a bowl short. This year I came to win”

 

 

From the moment you step into the restaurant it is obvious how much fun it is to be a staff member. When asked their favorite thing about working in Shin-Sen-Megumi Hakata Ramen. Staff member after staff member all responded the same, “It is like having a giant family.” In between the Japanese phrases and gestures the laughter is vibrant. You can feel the joy in the service which only adds to the experience while eating in the restaurant. ” At first it was a little difficult to learn the phrases, my first language is not Japanese. After practice and memorization it comes second nature to me.” Said Ramon, a seasoned server at Shin-Sen-Megumi.

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In order from left to right top to bottom: Javier, Wanda, Ramon, Lizandro.

If you have not had a chance to check out this eatery, we strongly recommend that you come and enjoy an authentic Japanese dinner. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is delicious, we assure you that when you walk out the building you will be planning your next trip back.

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Governmental Scandals, Zika, and Financial Hardship: Is Brazil Ready For The Olympics?

By Paris Finnie 

Brazil has been the hot topic for many news outlets as of late. The biggest country in South America is to host the worlds greatest past time. The Olympics, a revered competition where the countries around the world offer their champions to compete for gold. The games are viewed by millions and hosted in opulent arenas. The Olympics game are the most sought after athletic event of its kind. Grievously, as the date approaches, Brazil seems to face challenges of tremendous magnitude, and with these challenges Brazil also offers a great deal of doubt for its international guest.

Government


President Dilma Rousseff

Scandals are surfacing that would make Frank Underwood from House of Cards cringe. “Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended from office pending an impeachment trial over accusations that she illegally manipulated government accounts” writes BBC. Those accusations stem from the Mensalao¬†and¬†Operation Car Wash,¬†publicly titled scandals which may soon leave the country without Rousseff.

Mensalao was a scandal attributed to the party of the sitting president. The party is known as ‘The Workers Party’. The group¬†was accused of using public funds to pay members of Brazilian congress to sway votes. The event lead to over fifty bankers and congressman convicted of their crimes.

Operation Car wash was the name given to the event in which construction firms over charged state oil companies and using the money earned, the group¬†financed the Workers Party’s campaign and expenses.

The nail in the coffin happened recently when the interim President and a few members of congress unknowingly leaked recordings of their conversations. The recordings disseminated by all major news outlets of Brazil, had members of the Worker Party discussing attempts to obstruct investigations. The revelations sparked country wide protests demanding the removal of the current heads of state. Leaving Brazil with a shaky governmental foundation

Economy 

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BBC writes:

In 2015, the economy shrank by 3.8%, its worst annual performance since 1981.

Inflation reached 10.7% at the end of last year, a 12-year-high.

Unemployment increased to 9% in 2015 and economists predict it could go into double figures in the coming months.

The forecast for 2016 does not look any rosier with GDP expected to decline by 3.8% again and inflation expected to rise.

The reality of financial instability not only shakes job security for the citizens of Brazil, but it also feeds the concern of safety for attendees of the upcoming event. Rio is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazil Real ($860 million) investment from the federal government. Among other services the money was to be allocated to pay for security for the event. Reports of Olympic cyclist getting robbed during training is becoming more common than the government wants to lead on.

To boost economy, the country had intended to build a metro line that could shuttle tourist from the main Olympic area to Barra da Tijuca a far western region in Brazil. Albeit positive intentions and design plans, the Brazilian government has yet to release the funds for the endeavor.

As the date approaches the fear of instability and security grows for the tourist and athletes with intentions of visiting the beautiful country.

Health

Tiger Mosquito, Mosquito, Asian Tigerm√ľcke, StingZika carrying mosquitoes terrorize the globe

Zika, the pandemic feared by lovers and pregnant mothers around the world, has gained media momentum from the massive¬†outbreak in Brazil. The virus has been reported to have been carried by Aedes aegypti¬†Masquitoes. The catalyst for panic was Zika’s rumor to cause ¬†microcephaly. ¬†A neurological disorder that causes infants to be born with abnormal sized craniums. The condition today, is incurable and leads to mental deficiencies among its victims.

The virus has been at the top of many debates, some skeptical that Zika and microcephaly are related. The science daily reports :

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published the preliminary results of a large study of pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika. Of the nearly 12,000 pregnant women with clinical symptoms of Zika infections until March 28, no cases of microcephaly were reported as of May 2. At the same time, four cases of Zika and microcephaly were reported for women who were symptomless for Zika infections and therefore not included in the study itself.

Regardless of whether Zika causes microcephaly the media has created a monster that Brazil has been struggling to conquer since its induction.

Many are looking forward to the Olympics while others are dreading the globally recognized event. The show must go on,  as they say in show business. The question is will there be an audience to witness the performance?

Remember, do not just believe what we say. Research what we say!

Sources

AP
BBC
Science Daily

 

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Land Acceleration World Record Set By An Electric Vehicle

By Paris Finnie 

A group of university students have set the acceleration record. The new fastest 0-62 mph is placed at 1.513 seconds. The vehicle is completely electric and hand built by students attending the¬†ETH Zurich university and¬† and Lucerne’s University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

grimsel electric racing car

The car weighs no more than 370 pounds, is manned by one person,  and contains 4 independent motors for each of its wheels. Electric vehicles are setting land speed and acceleration records left and right, leaving their petrol counterparts in their eco friendly dust.

To put the acceleration speed in perspective here are a few comparisons:

  • SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton (Six Flags Magic Mountain) : 0-60 = 3-4 seconds
  • Free falling while skydiving: 0-60 = 2.75 seconds
  • Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid: 0-60 = 2.2 seconds

The vehicle is from from street legal but the technology discovered by these students could help auto racing leagues reach news horizons.

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Sources

Six flags
BBC
Physics Classroom

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China Announces Worlds Fastest Computer

By Paris Finnie

“Shall we¬†play a game?” was a popular quote of the movie¬†War Games.¬†If you are unfamiliar with the movie, it was about a computer that tricked the U.S Department Of Defense that communist Russia (at the time) had launched nuclear Warheads. We won’t spoil this cult classic, but what we will draw your attention to is the computer storage capacity. The computer,¬†Joshua, had a storage capacity of less than 10 megabites. Needless to say its hardware took up an entire room!

Fast forward to China’s announcement this week. Their computer has 93 petaflops of storage and computing capacity. If you are asking how much that really is we will happily show you.

Processing Power Compared Infographic

The difference in between bytes and flops is in their application. Flops stands for,  floating-point operations per second, and is classified in respects to processing speed. Bytes on the other hand is in respect to storage.

China, has risen from owning the bottom 20 of the world top 500 super computers. To now owning 125 of the worlds top 500 in the past decade. The newest super computing installment has its parts manufactured locally and is hosted in the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi. The super computer can perform around 93,000 trillion calculations per second. To put it in planer terms, the newly built supercomputer is 93,000 times faster than a brand new Iphone 6s. Siri can eat her heart out.

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Sources:

BBC
My Repono
Exchange
IMDB

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