The Colors of Caracol

Students dressed in their colorful nature-inspired costumes take part in the celebration of the Caracol Festival 2014 in Makati City, business district of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, February 23. The festival is the city administation’s effort to create awareness on the preservation of environment and natural resources in the country.

anonymous asked:

How many unreleased songs are there from beyonce?!?

Lotssss. I’ll give you a list of her unreleased songs along with some other interesting songs that may have been forgotton over the years just click the titles of the songs to listen.

(Unreleased Dangerously In Love Songs)

Baby You’re The Only Man / I’m Glad There’s You / Ice Cream 
Settle 4 U / I Can’t Take No More (Appeared on the “Speak My Mind” mixtape) / Sexuality (Appeared on the “Speak My Mind” mixtape)

(He’s) My Man
(Appeared on a later edition of Destiny Fulfilled also has the full conversation at the start) / What’s It Gonna Be (Japanese Edition, also on Live At Wembley)

(Unreleased B’Day Songs)

Blind Trust / Inevitably/Forever To Bleed / Kick Him Out (Next Ex) / New Shoes / Back Up (Circuit City Bonus) / Lost Yo Mind (Itunes Bonus)

(Unreleased I Am… Sasha Fierce Songs)

Black Culture / Control / Now I Know/Forever To Bleed / Roc
Slow Love / Stop Sign / Waiting

(Unreleased 4 Songs)

Dreaming (Japanese Bonus)

(Unreleased Destiny Fulfilled Songs)

Body Rock / Heart / Twirk


After All Is Said And Done (The Best Man) / Woman Like Me (Pink Panther Movie) / God Made You Beautiful (Life Is But A Dream)
I’m Leaving (Appeared on the “Speak My Mind” mixtape)
Keep Giving Your Love To Me (Bad Boys II) / My First Time (Live At Wembley) / Rise Up (Epic) / Sexy Lil Thug aka In Da Club (Appeared on the “Speak My Mind” mixtape)
I’m Alone Now / What’s Good With You?

(Forgotton Features)

Usher - Love In This Club Part II Feat. Beyoncé & Lil Wayne

Solange - Naive Feat. Beyoncé & Da Brat

Alicia Keys - Put It In A Love Song Feat. Beyoncé

Kanye West - See Me Now Feat. Beyoncé, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson

The Dream - Turnt Feat. Beyoncé & 2 Chainz

Justin Timberlake - Until The End Of Time Feat. Beyoncé

Kelly Rowland - You Changed Feat. Beyoncé & Michelle

Circuit City is coming back, baby

According to tech news outlet Twice, bankrupt retail chain Circuit City is coming back. For those who don’t recall, Circuit City was exactly like Best Buy, except it was all red and white instead of blue and yellow, and also a lot of the stores had a weird smell that was impossible to place. It was this sort of dry, irritating stink that just made you want to shop for DVDs and PlayStation 2 games somewhere else. Anyway, the company shuttered all of its stores in 2008, possibly because of a persistent rumor about how they smelled really weird.

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Guatemalans sue for $1 billion in damages after Johns Hopkins infected them with STDS (for ‘research’)

More than 770 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which people were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent.

The lawsuit filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court seeks $1 billion in damages for individuals, spouses and children of people infected with syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases through a U.S. government program between 1945 and 1956.

The suit claims officials at Johns Hopkins had “substantial influence” over the studies by controlling some panels that advised the federal government on how to spend research dollars. The suit also alleges that Hopkins and the Rockefeller Foundation, which is also named as a defendant, “did not limit their involvement to design, planning, funding and authorization of the Experiments; instead, they exercised control over, supervised, supported, encouraged, participated in and directed the course of the Experiments.”

The suit, which includes 774 plaintiffs, says the experiments were conducted abroad in order to give “researchers the opportunity to test additional methods of infecting humans with venereal disease easily hidden from public scrutiny.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers initially infected Guatemalan sex workers with gonorrhea or syphilis, then allowed them to have sex with soldiers and prison inmates with the aim of spreading the disease.

The suit says that orphans, children and mental patients were also deliberately infected without their consent, and that treatment was withheld from some people who had been deliberately infected.

Revelations of these experiments came to light in 2010. President Barack Obama apologized for the research, as did then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

“The people involved were icons at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Rockefeller Foundation,” said Paul Bekman, an attorney for the plaintiffs. “They knew about it, they were architects of it, they planned it, they sought funding for it, they kept it under the radar. Hopkins provided syphilitic rabbits that were used to inject individuals with syphilis.”

In a written statement, Hopkins called the experiments “deplorable.”

But Robert Mathias, the lead counsel for Johns Hopkins, said the lawsuit is “baseless.”

“It was not a Johns Hopkins study. Johns Hopkins did not initiate, pay for or direct this study. It was a federal government study,” Mathias said. “Everyone who knows anything knows that when doctors and scientists are acting on those committees they are acting on behalf of the federal government and not on the behalf of the research university or hospital they came from.”

In a written statement, the Rockefeller Foundation called the research “morally repugnant,” and said it agrees that the U.S. government owes reparations to victims and their families. However, it says the foundation “did not design, fund, or manage any of these experiments, and had absolutely no knowledge of them,” and will oppose the lawsuit.

Pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb is also a defendant in the case.

A spokeswoman for Bristol-Myers Squibb declined to comment on Wednesday.

It’s the latest in a series of lawsuits over the studies.

A federal judge in 2012 dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. government involving the same study after determining that the U.S. government can’t be held liable for actions outside the United States.

The Associated Press

The fastest rising and declining searched for keywords in 2010

Here’s a little bit of background information before we start updating you with the most recent, up to date, daily top keyword searches.

According to Google, the following shows the keywords that rised and declined in search numbers the most in 2010:

The fastest rising searched for keywords in 2010 were:

justin bieber
nicki minaj
katy perry

The fastest declining searched for keywords in 2010 were:
swine flu
new moon
susan boyle
slumdog millionaire
circuit city
myspace layouts
michael jackson
national city bank

Three Ways You're Not Off The Hook

Well, you really bungled that up big time. But it’s in the past, right? No one remembers? Everything’s back to normal? Don’t worry about it? Wrong. Here’s how you’re not off the hook.

1. Shaming Glances - You see how they look at you out of the corner of their eyes. The judging squints. The accusatory leering. They’ll never really forgive you. And groveling just makes it worse; trust me.

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2. You’re Living In An Abandoned Circuit City - After “it” happened, you got kicked out of your apartment. Now you’re all alone and living in an abandoned Circuit City.

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3. John Stossel Is Following You - Everywhere you go, this guy pops up. Yesterday, you were at Rite-Aid just buying all your meds, when John Stossel thrust a microphone in your face and demanded an explanation. This guy is relentless.

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-Hoover Shoats