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3DS’s new firmware update, themes are here! ⊟

Yay, home menu themes! Changelog for version 9.0.0-20U:

  • Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
    • Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
    • Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings
  • A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
  • The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

The five pre-installed themes are plain color variations (black, pink, yellow, blue, and red). You can also buy themes for popular characters and to match future New 3DS cover plates. There are 15 designs available on the Theme Shop right now (no Animal Crossing theme yet, though), each priced at around $0.99 to $1.99. Time to grab one to complement my future wooden New 3DS covers!

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The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund: Quarterly Report, September 2015

In June of this year, we launched the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund.  The purpose was to raise a large “war chest” of money that could be made available to anti-fascists and anti-racists all over the world when they run into trouble because of their work combating hatred and need the support of their fellow antifa the most.

How it works: 

1) Anyone can make a proposal to use the fund by emailing us at: antifaintl@gmail.com

2) Any individual or group that donates at least $20U.S./€20/£15 becomes part of the crew that makes decisions regarding proposals the Fund receives.  Decisions are made by consensus or, if consensus is not forthcoming, by majority vote. 

In its first three months over $700 U.S. has been donated to the Fund from supporters in six different countries.  So far, we’ve donated about 40% of that to ant-racists in Germany, Spain, and the U.S. who’ve been injured or arrested as a direct result of standing up to bigots (the remaining amount placed in reserve).  Here’s where the money has gone so far:

Valentin is an anti-fascist from Bremen, Germany that defended himself and his friends against a planned assault by a gang of neo-nazis after a football match.  Valentin is now facing various charges for this “crime.”  More info about Valentin here.  Thanks to our friends at Fire and Flames for helping with the logistics of international monetary exchange!

Sergi is a Spanish anti-fascist currently facing a lengthy prison sentence for defending himself at a protest against a neo-nazi concert.  More info about Sergi here.

Stephen was charged with “breach of peace” for standing up against a KKK rally in Columbia, South Carolina, USA in July.  More info about Stephen here.

Eddien was also charged with various “crimes” for confronting the KKK at the same action Stephen attended.  As of this writing, Eddien is currently in prison awaiting trial.  More info about Eddien here.

Jeremiah was at a concert when two neo-nazis showed up and started making trouble.  Jeremiah confronted them and was nearly stabbed to death by one of the racist scumbags.  More info about Jeremiah here

Paul is a German anti-fascist who was arrested at a July anti-Pegida action for the “crime” of carrying a flag with a flagpole the police was decided was “too short.”  He’s been held in prison awaiting trial ever since.  More info about Paul here

At the current rate, the Fund could be providing support for over 20 anti-racist/anti-fascist activists in its first year.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

If you agree that fighting hate is not a crime; if you believe that anti-fascism is self-defence; and if you want to show real solidarity with your fellow antifa, please make a donation to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund and encourage people you know to join you in donating.  You can donate via credit card here or via paypal to: antifaintl@gmail.com.  

Donations over  $8U.S./€7/£5 will get prizes!  A donation of at least $20U.S./€20/£15 gives you a voice in the funding decisions.

Please help us help our friends in the antifa movement!  Donate to the Fund and spread the word!

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New System Update For Nintendo 3DS Available Now, Introduces Themes

Nintendo has released a new system update for Nintendo 3DS. Version 9.0.0-20U allows users to customize the design and sounds of the handheld’s HOME Menu.

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The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund Quarterly Report: December 2015

The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund is designed to provide fast material support to anti-fascists and anti-racists around the world whenever they encounter trouble as a result of their stand against hate.

Anyone can make a proposal to use the Fund by emailing us at: antifaintl@gmail.com.  All decisions are made via consensus between all those who donated at least  $20U.S./€20/£15.  If consensus can’t be reached, the proposal is decided by a simple majority vote.

In its first six months, the fund has:
-received over $1700U.S./1600EUR in donations from supporters in eight countries
-supported two dozen anti-fascists in Australia, Belarus, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S.
-received endorsements from The Torch Anti-Fascist Network (U.S.) and Föreningen Fånggruppen (Sweden)

Supporters can now make regular monthly contributions of any amount automatically by signing up here.  This is the best possible way to support the Fund and the anti-fascists and anti-racists it provides much-needed material aid to.

So who has the Fund supported so far?

1) Valentin is an anti-fascist in Bremen, Germany that was imprisoned for defending himself and his friends against an ambush by a gang of nazi scum. Valentin was released from prison in November 2015.  

Sergi is a Spanish anti-fascist currently facing a lengthy prison sentence for defending himself at a protest against a neo-nazi concert.  

Stephen was charged with “breach of peace” for standing up against a KKK rally in Columbia, South Carolina, USA in July. 

Eddien was also charged with various “crimes” for confronting the KKK at the same action Stephen attended.  Eddien was released from prison in September 2015. 

Jeremiah was at a concert when two neo-nazis showed up and started making trouble.  Jeremiah confronted them and was nearly stabbed to death by one of the racist scumbags.  

Paul is a German anti-fascist who was arrested at a July anti-Pegida action for the “crime” of carrying a flag with a flagpole the police was decided was “too short.”  He was released from prison in September 2015.  

Maxime Bugsel was a young anti-fascist from Bruay-La Buissière who was shot to death late one night in August 2015. We were honoured to be able to help his family pay for his funeral expenses.  

Vlad Lenko is an anti-fascist in Belarus currently serving a six-year prison sentence for defending himself against neo-nazis.  We contributed to his legal defence, which hopes to mount an appeal of his brutal sentence. 

An anti-fascist woman from Melbourne, Australia who was fined $1200 for her part in confronting the racist UPF in Bendigo in August 2015.  Thanks to us and other donors, her fine was paid in full!  

Oleg Serebrennikov is a Russian anti-fascist that was severely injured by nazi boneheads in 2004.  While he hasn’t let that stop him from standing against racism, his injuries have required expensive ongoing treatment that the Fund is helping him pay for.  

Joel is a Swedish anti-fascist that defended an peaceful anti-racist demonstration from a violent attack by neo-nazis.  Joel is currently serving a severe sentence for his heroism and is due to parole in 2017.  He also received a fine of 40000SEK, which we are helping him pay.  

The Kungsan 15 are fifteen Swedish anti-fascists who were charged with various “crimes” for defending themselves and others against attacks by neo-nazis at an anti-racist march in Kungsan, Sweden.  Two were acquitted but 13 of them received severe sentence of four-to-eighteen months in prison plus a cumulative total of 350,000SEK in fines. 

HELP US HELP OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HATE!  If you agree that fighting hate is not a crime; if you believe that anti-fascism is self-defence; and if you want to show real solidarity with your fellow antifa, please make a donation to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund and encourage people you know to join you in donating.  

You can make a monthly recurring donation to the Fund here.

You can make a one-time donation via credit card here or via paypal here  


A donation of at least $20U.S./€20/£15 gives you a voice in the funding decisions.

Please help us help our friends in the antifa movement!  Donate to the Fund and spread the word!

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Voluntary Exchange Makes Us All Better Off
Capitalism is frequently misrepresented on the news, on social media, and in numerous other places. These sources portray the big, evil company as the “dark side”, which is personified by…

Liberals and socialists cry foul when a corporation gets government subsidies and they argue that this is proof of how capitalism takes from those at the bottom and transfers money to those at the top. And therein lies the problem with liberals and socialists: in a true capitalist (free market) economy, corporations and any other types of business would not receive taxpayer subsidies. In order for the government to give money or subsidies to corporations, it must first take from taxpayers.  That is immoral in a true, market economy.

CEOs and businessmen are portrayed as “greedy.” However, all humans are “greedy” by nature. Nobody reading this blog would ever turn down a pay raise; in fact, most people would argue that they deserve a higher wage or salary. No renter would object to an apartment owner lowering the rental price, nor would any shopper turn down a two-for-one offer. In fact, many of us wait until there is a sale to buy goods or services. So, why is it ok that, when we act as buyers who want the lowest price possible (preferably a price of zero!), that it is not objectionable or “greedy”? Or when we, as sellers of our labor, want to get paid even more, we are justifiable in our demands?  But when a business makes a profit or a CEO gets paid a large salary, why do people think that is evil?

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I’m offering commissions like the ones above (at print resolution if that’s the kind of thing you’re into!) for a base price of $20US! Cool!

(for more examples, here’s my art tag)

Here are some things to know

  • I can draw humans and animals and in-betweens, although I would much prefer if the subject matter were kept PG13
  • complex backgrounds (i.e. detailed machinery, busy buildings, etc) might run you a few dollars extra– check what you want with me and I’ll give you a more detailed outline
  • extra characters are +$5 each! 
  • Paypal only!

Hit me up at cerigart@gmail.com with a rough outline of what you want (or a wildly in depth one!) (or just say hi, that is also fine!!) (just email me god I am so alone)

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(I will almost definitely end up updating this post a ridiculous amount as I remember obvious stuff that I’ve forgotten so bear with me. I promise I will keep you updated!)

THE NEW FACE OF THE $20

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced that Harriet Tubman will be replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, marking the first time an African American will be pictured on any US currency. But this is not the only change in currency.

Additionally, the back of the $10 bill is slated to include the images of suffragette women leaders from American history: Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. The reverse side of the $5 bill will feature Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr. Click here to read more about these changes. 

This is the most diverse display of figures from American history on paper money since Pocahontas’s image was featured on the back of the twenty note in the 1860s and the 119 years since Martha Washington graced the front of the $1 silver certificate.

To help you learn more about the life of Harriet Tubman, who has been awarded the great honor of sole occupant on the face of the $20, here are a list of titles about her life.

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BREAKING: Here Are The Deceased & Missing Victims Of The Amtrak Derailment
At least seven people lost their lives in the derailment near Philadelphia. These are some of their stories.
By David Mack

At least seven people were killed Tuesday when an Amtrak train traveling between Washington, D.C., and New York City derailed in Philadelphia.

Here’s what we know about those who lost their lives in the crash.

Midshipman Justin Zemser, 20

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Justin Zemser was traveling home to Rockaway Beach in New York on Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 when the crash occurred.

The Naval Academy said it was “deeply saddened” to report the news, but did not release Zemser’s name. His mother, Susan Zemser, confirmed to ABC News that her only son had been killed in the derailment.

Zemser was in his second year at the Naval Academy after having graduated in 2013 from Beach Channel High School, where he served as student government president, according to NavySports.com.

The Jewish student had recently traveled to Israel with Naval Academy classmates for a spring break holiday.

Zemser was also a talented football player, and was profiled by ESPN as a possible college recruit. The wide-receiver captained his high school team in 2011 and 2012. He was also a first-year member of the Navy’s Sprint Football team where he played under jersey No. 83.

Jim Gaines, 48

Associated Press employee James “Jim” Gaines was returning home to Plainsboro, New Jersey, when the Amtrak train crashed, the news agency announced Monday.

The video software engineer originally from Princeton, New Jersey, and father of two had been in Washington, D.C., for meetings.

Dr. Herbert Cushing of Temple University Hospital said Gaines died in the hospital.

Gaines had worked for the AP since 1998 and was described by the company as “a key factor in nearly all of the news agency’s video initiatives, including a service providing live video to hundreds of clients worldwide.”

He was awarded the AP’s “Geek of the Month” prize in May 2012 for his “tireless dedication and contagious passion” to technological innovation, according to the news agency, and was a member of a team that won the AP Chairman’s Prize in 2006 for developing its online video network.

Gaines is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and two children, 16-year-old Oliver and 11-year-old Anushka.

Abid Gilani

Abid Gilani, an executive with Wells Fargo, was among the Amtrak victims, a bank spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

“It is with great sadness that Wells Fargo confirms that Abid Gilani, a valued member of our Commercial Real Estate division, has passed away,” Communications Manager Elise Wilkinson said.

Wilkinson said Gilani had been with the bank for two years.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Gilani was based in New York City and had previously worked for the Marriott International hotel group.

His profile states that he studied at Canada’s University of Saskatchewan and Laurentian University.

Rachel Jacobs, 39

Rachel Jacobs, the CEO of Philadelphia-based online learning company ApprenNet, was killed in the derailment, her family confirmed.

Jacobs, 39, joined the company in March of this year but was still commuting between Philadelphia and her home in Manhattan, according to an April interview she did with Technically Philly.

She was married and the mother of a two-year-old son.

“This is an unthinkable tragedy. Rachel was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend,” the Jacobs family said in a statement. “She was devoted to her family, her community and the pursuit of social justice. We cannot imagine life without her. We respectfully ask for privacy so that we can begin the process of grieving.”

She had previously served as vice president of strategy and business development for Ascend Learning, according to ApprenNet.

She also founded Detroit Nation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping startup companies in her hometown.

Bob Gildersleeve, 45

Bob Gildersleeve, Ecolab’s vice president of corporate accounts in North America for institutional business, was reported missing by his family following the Amtrak crash.

The Baltimore-based executive and father of two was traveling to New York City for meetings, his sister told reporters.

Ecolab spokesman Roman Blahoski told BuzzFeed News Gildersleeve had a ticket for the train and had not made contact since the crash.

“We’re concerned about his well-being and are hoping for the best,” Blahoski said.

Blahoski said Gildersleeve, 45, had been with the food services hygiene company for 22 years.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Gildersleeve previously studied at Florida International University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, as well as the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

Speaking to a Philadelphia Daily News reporter, his 13-year-old son, Marc, pleaded for information on his missing father.

Derrick Griffith, 42

City University of New York’s Medgar Evers College confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Derrick Griffith was killed in the crash.

“Derrick was one of the most important people to not just the college as a whole but to student life,” college president Rudolph Crew told The Wall Street Journal. “He supported and advocated for students in times of crisis.”

Griffith completed a doctorate just one month ago in Urban Planning at CUNY while serving as dean of student affairs and enrollment.

During his career, Griffith also worked as a social studies teacher, a professional development manager, and adjunct professor, according to the statement from Medgar Evers College.

Giuseppe Piras

An Italian national, Piras is believed to have been in the U.S. for work, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Italian paper L’Union Sarda, he worked in the olive oil and wine industry, selling products across the world.

Piras was identified after relatives contacted the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia after growing concerned about him.

Piras was described as an avid cycler and entrepreneur. He was married but had no children, L’Union Sarda reported.

Laura Finamore, 47    

An executive at a New York real estate firm, Finamore was reportedly on her way home from a memorial service when she boarded Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188.

Finamore worked as a managing director at Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate firm, according the company’s website and her LinkedIn profile.

Her family released a statement Thursday, describing her as a generous, bright person.

“Laura’s smile could light up a room and her infectious laughter will be remembered by many for years to come,” the family said in the statement, as reported by multiple news outlets. “She was always there when you needed her — with a hug, encouraging words, or a pat on the back.”

According to her LinkedIn profile, Finamore graduated from George Washington University in 1990 with a degree in literature and language.

She had seven nieces and nephews, according to the New York Post.

This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.