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Yesterday in Nashville, TN a peaceful protest was held by Fisk students in response to the election of trump. Students gathered at a statue of W.E.B. DuBois and proceeded to march to the capital where they shut down several intersections in an effort to “disrupt business as usual”. Shortly after arriving at the capital a second protest joined the students bringing their numbers into the hundreds. After an hour of chants, songs, and speeches the two groups moved on to Broadway blocking traffic there in unity and then finally to the I-40 on ramp on Charlotte Ave. No one was injured or arrested during this protest and police protected protesters from angry drivers.

Farmer’s Market 2.0

Anonymous said: Could we please, please have another farmer’s market pumpkin story? Who is Will going to start fights with this year? (It was the first story by you that I read and its my favourite!) Thank you so much for wdoing prompts this year, it’s the halloween event I look forward to the most. <3

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“Ouch,” Will cried. That was his foot, which that oaf in an eye-watering plaid suit had unmercifully crushed. The same foot he’d twisted by falling into a muddy ditch, chasing after a suspect much earlier that very morning.

“Watch where you’re stepping,” he snapped, hand on his hip, blinking back tears of pain.

The look he received in return would have made a lesser omega tremble. But Will glared right back. He was owed an apology.

Moments later, Will was hustled out of the farmer’s market for disrupting business and harassing other customers.

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7 Tips For Making Necessity The Mother Of Success

Here are seven tips for creating a disruptive business that is likely to thrive, not just survive:

1. Take the right risks

2. Play to your distinctive strengths

3. Embrace constraints

4. Battle entitlement

5. Be driven by discovery

Two more tips to help make your business a success.

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MAY 8 - MELITTA BENTZ

In 1908, German housewife Melitta Bentz invented the coffee filter, after expressing frustration over other brewing methods that led to lingering coffee grounds or bitterness caused by over-brewing. She utilized blotting paper from her son Willi’s school notebook placed over a brass pot punctured with nails.

Upon noticing the positive response her coffee received, she decided to set up her own business. She patented the device in June 1908 under the name “filter top device lined with filter paper”, and after contracting a tinsmith to manufacture her vision, she wound up selling 1,200 coffee filters at the 1909 Leipzig fair. Though business was disrupted during World War I, the company produced approximately 100,000 filters by 1929.

Melitta’s son Horst Bentz took over the business in 1930, but she remained active in ensuring the happiness of employees - pushing for Christmas bonuses, increasing vacation days from six to fifteen days a year and reducing the work week to five days.

Once again, production was disrupted during World War II, yet by the time of Melitta’s death in 1950, the company had made nearly 5 million in German currency. Melitta’s grandchildren Thomas and Stephen continue to control the company to this day.

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DeZeen, Driverless cars could spell the end for domestic flights
Self-driving cars could disrupt the airline and hotel industries within 20 years as people sleep in their vehicles on the road, says Audi strategist

Short-haul travel will be transformed and the hassle of getting to and from airports eliminated, said Sven Schuwirth, vice president of brand strategy and digital business at the German car brand. 

Business travellers will be able to avoid taking domestic flights to meetings and will sleep and work in their cars en route instead of checking into city-centre hotels, he said. 

“In the future you will not need a business hotel or a domestic flight,” Schuwirth told Dezeen. "We can disrupt the entire business of domestic flights.“ 

He added: "I think that vision is probably 20 years from now.”

I bet it’s more like 5 years.

Whites invaded many countries around the world and caused destruction and now NCT are invading the whites land in the FireTruck MV and are causing destruction to their peaceful lives and disrupting their business and educational systems and peep how the video is releasing around Independence Day now this is what you call a message™ !

"Sheriff" David Clarke once again lying about #BlackLivesMatter and making apologies for police brutality [TW: Racism, White Privilege, Police Brutality]

From the 10.26.2015 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends:

Transcript:

BRIAN KILMEADE: Sheriff, your reaction to some of the sentiments you heard on the streets on Saturday?

DAVID CLARKE: Well, it’s just crazy talk. It’s ignorance in its purest form. You know, I think we need to rethink the strategy. I don’t know why the police even bother policing those demonstrations. They’re not protests. Those people advocate for the overthrow of our legally constituted government.

KILMEADE: But the president says they have a point, Sheriff.

CLARKE: What I would do is let them fend for themselves. Let the good law abiding people of New York clash with them for disrupting their lives, disrupting their businesses. Then the police can show up and arrest these sub-human creeps for creating a disturbance. That we can do.

[…]

CLARKE: Well first of all, there is no police brutality in America. We ended that back in the sixties. So I don’t know where they’re coming from. You look at the data and the research, and there’s a new Harvard study out that shows that there is no racism in the hearts of police officers. They go about their daily duty, if you will, to keep communities safe. The president of the United States knows better. He’s playing the race game. He’s playing race politics. Shame on him. He’s been very divisive for this country. He has been a nightmare, and I cannot wait until January 2017 so that America’s nightmare can be over.

KILMEADE: Black Lives Matter, does it play an important role? First you, Sheriff.

CLARKE: No, it’s garbage. It’s a subversive movement. Like I said, they advocate the overthrow of our legally constituted government. It is not a protest movement.

KILMEADE: Rod?

ROD WHEELER: I think yes it does matter. I think all lives matter. And I think what they’re arguing about and protesting about is valid. It’s just the way that they’re going about doing it, I think is totally misdirected.

CLARKE: It isn’t valid, knock it off. You’re contributing to the problem here. It is not valid, there is no research.

WHEELER: But some of those people, Sheriff –

CLARKE: Show me the data. Show me the research that demonstrates or supports that lie that law enforcement officers use an inordinate amount of force against black people. Black people use an inordinate force against themselves and each other in the American ghetto. It is not true about the American police officer. And I’m not going to let anybody come on TV and advocate that.

WHEELER: Well yeah Sheriff, but you have to be, you have to be fair Sheriff about all of this. Some of those people did have some valid arguments –

CLARKE: I don’t have to be fair. What I have to be is factual.

WHEELER: And I’m not saying at all, and I would never suggest police officers just go out and do things wrong to people. But there are some valid arguments that we both on both sides need to –

CLARKE: There are no valid arguments. There is no police brutality in the United States.

Dear “Sheriff” Clarke, police brutality exists in America, thanks to asshole enablers like you!

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Democrats stage gun-control House sit-in

A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage with demands for gun-control votes in an extraordinary scene of protest broadcast live to the world.

Unyielding Republicans who control the chamber branded the move a publicity stunt and summarily adjourned the chamber at around 3:15 a.m. EDT until after the Fourth of July. By 7:30 a.m. Thursday - 20 hours after the protest commenced - around a dozen Democrats remained, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, giving speeches that mixed victory declarations with vows to never back down in their drive to curb firearm violence.

“While the Americans don’t always expect us to win, they do expect us to fight,” said Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, as dawn broke and the few remaining lawmakers sat in a paper-cluttered chamber beneath empty visitor galleries. “We demonstrated to the American why we can’t get votes on common sense safety measures.”

When Republicans streamed to the exits hours earlier, Democrats remained on the House floor, shouting “No bill no break!” and waving papers with the names of gun victims written in black. Rep. Maxine Waters of California said she was ready to stay “until Hell freezes over.”

With a crowd cheering them on from outside the Capitol and many more following the theatrics on social media, Democrats declared success in dramatizing the argument for action to stem gun violence. (AP)

Photos: (from top) Rep. Chillie Pingree via AP, Pete Marovich/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images, 2, House Television via AP, REUTERS/Carlos Barria

See more images of the sit-in on Yahoo News

Overheard: “The only thing I found weird, puzzling, or disconcerting on this fantastic episode of Scandal was Liv telling Abby that she needs a loan. I wasn't sure how to read into this, but I didn't like it. It took Olivia down a notch for me by making her appear as if she is not savvy with money. Could it be because of the scandal she couldn't get a bank loan? Were the writers poking fun a Olivia? I just didn't get it ! I know that OPA has been losing clients & doing little or no new business so cash flow would be impacted, but Olivia asking Abby for a loan seem to suggest that she OPA cant take a short term disruption of business. Are we to believe that Olivia has been in the business for years and don't even have personal funds that could infuse into the business if necessary? What would make us belive that Abby woud have these personal funds?”


Seriously? This person thought that Olivia asking Abby for a loan, was talking about money? These are the types of viewers that Scandal now attracts….