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American Ultra™ ✥ 2015-08-21 

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American Ultra Movie Storyline:
❝ A stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. ❞

Movie Details :
▪ Release Date : 2015-08-21
▪ Casts : Johnny McPhail, Bill Pullman, Garrett Hollingsworth, Philip Fornah, Lyle Brocato, Sam Malone, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn, Nicolas Bosc, Michelle DeVito, Douglas Wilcox II, Monique Ganderton, Kristen Stewart, Paul Andrew O'Connor, Jesse Eisenberg, James Bendishaw, Jim Klock, Connie Britton, Tony Hale, Lavell Crawford, Vic Chao, Nash Edgerton, Don Yesso, Joseph Fischer, James Moses Black, Topher Grace, Stuart Greer, Tyler Forrest, Ilram Choi, Kyle Crosby, Teri Wyble, John Leguizamo, Mary Elizabeth Runyon, Sope Aluko, Wayne Pére, Freddie Poole, Alexander Eldimiati
▪ Runtime : 120 minutes

Psycho-Pass Movie Full Movie 2015

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❝ Year 2116—The Japanese government begins to export the Sibyl System unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union), brings in the Sibyl System as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorists to Japan. They slip through the Sibyl System and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear. ❞

Movie Details :
▪ Release Date : 2015-01-09
▪ Casts : Kenji Nojima, Ayane Sakura, Tomokazu Seki, Kana Hanazawa
▪ Duration : 113 minutes

A Kurdish woman holds the Quran in her damaged house after clashes between Kurdish activists and Turkish government forces at Gewer in Hakkari where several Kurdish civilians were killed by Turkish government forces in past days

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Nunavut's food crisis is becoming an election issue

With sky-high grocery prices and increasing costs associated with hunting, it’s not uncommon to hear stories of Nunavummiut concerned about their next meal. There are even accounts of people foraging in local landfills for food. Consider this: two litres of orange juice can cost $26. 5 kilograms of flour? $25. And a case of bottled water can be over $100. To put that into context, the median income for the Inuit in Nunavut was just under $20,000 last year.

It costs a lot to transport food to northern communities which is a big factor in grocery store prices. In 2011, the Conservative Government brought in the Nutrition North program to help offset these costs. Retailers are subsidized and are expected to pass on the savings to consumers. But last year, the Auditor General released a critical reportoutlining issues with the program including a lack of transparency, it wasn’t clear if the savings were actually being passed on to residents.

Putting food on the table has become a big election issue in Nunvaut. We asked the federal candidates to weigh in:

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Sohn Kee-Chung (August 29, 1912 – November 15, 2002) became the first Korean athlete to win an Olympic medal when he won the gold medal in the Marathon in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1910, Korea had been annexed by the Japanese Empire, and remained under the control of Japan until Japan’s defeat in World War II. The Japanese governor in Korea did not permit Sohn and his fellow Korean athletes to compete as Koreans; they participated in the games as a member of the Japanese delegation, with Japanese names. Sohn was registered under the name Son Kitai.The Korean people were overjoyed at the news that he had won the Gold Medal; however, many were angered by the fact that he had to use a Japanese name and wear a Japanese uniform. One newspaper in Seoul went so far as to remove the Japanese flag from his photo when they published the news, and eight members of the newspaper staff were later jailed by the colonial government for their act of defiance.

Palin interviewing Trump. Two not-very-smart people who still manage to be savvy enough to know that saying “A Wall!” “Illegals!” “Obama” and “Government  Tyranny!” enough times will please all the sheep.  I’m sort of shocked all the Fox News viewers don’t go “Bah! Bah” at the TV screen and wait for a border collie to round them up, tbh.
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HUMANS OF IRAN

Brandon Stanton, the famous “Humans of New York” photographer, has recently gone back to Iran, the country that he says has a special place in his heart. (Click here to see more stories)

The pictures and stories presented so far have opened the eyes of millions who had such a dark and false image of Iranian people since their knowledge came from the pathetic sources that try to dehumanize us, the people of Middle Eastern origin. Furthermore, many of the comments themselves have revealed that numerous people, despite their good intentions, are truly ignorant to the fact that Iranians are very liberal and secular. For instance, many people praise the women’s headscarves for being stylish, unaware of the fact that the government of Iran forces the hijab to be worn by women, so as a form of rebellion they wear colourful, stylish ones instead. If it was their choice, most of them wouldn’t be wearing it. In fact, there is a massive movement against the mandatory hijab with the support of millions of Iranian men and women: (Click here to join the movement)

As people can see, the voice and the power of the liberal people in Iran are growing, they need our support, not only for Iran’s future, but the world’s. Those who push for war are not only ignorant to facts, but they are merely possessing the same mentality as those Islamist extremist lunatics. War will solve nothing and would be a huge setback to the massive progress we have made! This is what the Republicans and many right-wing fanatics in the West don’t see or purposely ignore, it’s almost as if they want to intentionally ruin Iran and the United States, as if they want to make the world a more dangerous place.

Thank you Brandon for shining a light on the reality of Iran. We, Iranians, are the friends of Americans, and all people of the world!

Mulcair overtakes Harper as top choice for prime minister: poll

Tom Mulcair is now the leader seen as the best choice for Prime Minister of Canada over current PM Stephen Harper, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.

The poll, released Friday, suggests 37 per cent of the 1,000 Canadians surveyed online think the NDP leader is the best choice for prime minister.

“Mr. Mulcair has won on both of these points. Here’s a guy who really hasn’t been involved in the debate so far, the debate primarily has between Mike Duffy’s trial and the prime minister,” John Wright, senior vice president of Ipsos said in an interview Friday.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is seen as the second best choice for prime minister with 32 per cent. Harper ranks third with just 31 per cent of respondents claiming he would be the best choice.

Friday’s Ipsos polls comes 24 hours after another Ipsos poll showed a tight race across Canada, with Mulcair’s NDP edging out a small lead.

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The 'Hug Me' Virus

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It’s not the end of the world, but the way people are acting makes it seem so.

It started like any vaccine would; careful work, day and night, in a lab. Funded by the government, that’s funded by people that pay taxes for some measure of security. Months of work and hundreds of vials. Half a dozen donated human brain tissue samples and comparative slides. Blood work, and lab trials that led up to clinical trials that led up to… something amazing.

A vaccine, created to fight, and in time, cure, the debilitating mental illness of clinical depression.

Not the cure for cancer, but a breakthrough! It worked. It honest to god, one-hundred percent worked. Daily medication and weekly visits to the shrink were traded for fun days off and nights on the town. All thanks to a bimonthly vaccine, cooked up in a little lab, for a big, government paycheck.

Yes, after some time, it backfired. The clinical trials were fine! That’s because the scientists and doctors behind them knew what to look for. They only had people diagnosed with some form of depression, by professionals. They didn’t just pluck someone off the street, they wanted actual, legit test subjects. There was too much money riding on the vaccine being effective for mistakes.

Yeah, the vaccine worked. But, the illness had to be present inside of the human brain for the vaccine to work.

Do you know how many people get misdiagnosed every day? Because too many psychiatrists see a paycheck, instead of a patient? Because people don’t realize what depression actually is, or how it works? Psychiatrists know how it works. That’s why some of them throw a prescription pad at a frown, instead of taking the time to do their jobs and listen.

Six months of injections, of bliss, of breakthrough moments all over the country. Six months, before the first incident hit the news. A mother of two had picked her toddler up from daycare, and greeted her with a hug. The mother, overjoyed, hugged back, and shortly caved in her little girls ribs. She smiled, and snuggled her screaming little girl, and didn’t let go until the police came. The mother attempted to give a cop the same hug. She left behind a husband, and a five year old boy.

It wasn’t anything major, it was tragic, but nothing too terrifying. You can find worse things on reddit, for gods sake. It was a thing that happened, but it was one, isolated incident.

Until the next one, four months later. Elderly man hugged his wife to death. They were both in their eighties, frail things. While she died of crushed ribs and internal bleeding, he fractured an arm, and a few ribs. But he never stopped smiling.

It became a trend. Only adults were doing these hugs of death, but then, the rare teenager hugged their BFF to death. We were looking for patterns that weren’t there. Hunting for links that weren’t available to the public.

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theimmortalninja asked:

What is Bernie's view on small businesses? The raise with minimum wage with small businesses owners would bankrupt them. I watched it happen to my parents. I am all for raising minimum wage however competing corporations who own businesses will have higher chances in the job market, therefore hurting the small businesses with supply of jobs.

Bernie Sanders does support a $15 minimum wage and as someone who grew up in a very small very rural community made up entirely of family owned businesses I think I have a much better grasp than most on how that impacts family owned small business.

Ultimately raising the minimum wage is both problematic but necessary. As it stands now large corporations like Walmart and McDonalds are making record profits while their workers are forced to apply for government programs just to scrape by. That doesn’t even begin to consider the cost of health care, university education, or anything else life might be able to throw at you. When the Walton family is walking away with $3 Billion a year in profits right off the top. One family makes $3 billion off the backs of Walmart employees, that’s just one family and one company. These huge multinational corporations could triple minimum wage and still be insanely profitable. That said, you asked about small businesses. The big problem with discussing these issues on a broad national level is that the distinction between small business, businesses, and multi national corporations is rarely if ever discussed. There are plenty of ways to implement a minimum wage increase in such a way that small businesses are still able to compete and large corporations are walking away with less money off the top. 

For example the great thing about minimum wage is that as a policy if its rolled out effectively for small business it shouldn’t change much and for large more profitable businesses it should make sure their workers get more money. It shouldn’t change much because if it’s slowly incrementally raised and no business is forced to spend way too much on wages too soon, the amount of money being spent in that store should in theory raise in proportion with the minimum wage. Obviously there is a delay because you need to get the money in workers pockets first so it could take a while. Which is why Bernie Sanders has suggested time and time again we incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next couple years. 

On top of that a lot of places subsidize businesses that are small enough and allow them to settle in to the new economic climate with a little bit of help. That can be just as problematic as waiting for the market to settle out, but all in all it shouldn’t impact businesses too terribly much in the long term. Especially if they are subsidized along with people living on fixed incomes, social security beneficiaries, ect… Making sure those people also have their Cost of Living Adjustment increased proportional to potential price increases. I’m not sure what Bernie’s stance on those last two is, but I feel like it is something he would support. Minimum wage can create a temporary shock in the economy like anything else, but other than that it’s wonderful at basically allowing the lower end of the economy (ie. small business) to experience life as usual assuming its rolled out correctly. If that’s done at the very worst in a few years time it should all be back to normal with bigger dollar amounts beside everything. Best case scenario the local economy has more money going through it because people can afford to shop locally and utilize small business. 

There is a lot of unknown variables and certain businesses may struggle to cope, very low frequency niche stores might not keep up in certain cases. That said for the most part it’s just incredibly complex and up in the air like everything in economics and it’s important to appreciate that the policy itself doesn’t determine how it impacts business. Sometimes it will go really well other times it will not. It depends on the economic climate of a particular area at any given time. That’s a pretty volatile thing. 

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How the Harper government has helped mining companies plunder Africa | Ricochet
Public money has subsidized Canadian extraction across the continent

[…] As the Conservatives pumped tens of millions of “aid” dollars into supporting an industry notorious for abuses in countries with weak legal structures, they also blocked domestic attempts at regulation while ensuring Canadian mining companies held the upper hand in foreign jurisdictions.

The Conservatives defeated Bill C-300, which would have withheld diplomatic and financial support from companies found responsible for significant abuses abroad. They also opposed legislation modeled on the U.S. Alien Torts Claims Act that would have allowed lawsuits against Canadian companies responsible for major human rights violations or ecological destruction abroad.

After two decades of privatization and loosened restrictions on foreign investment, mining companies operating on the continent fear a reversal of these policies. And so, in what may be their most significant support to Canadian mining corporations in Africa, the Conservatives negotiated Foreign Investment Protection Agreements with a number of African countries. FIPAs give corporations the right to sue governments — in private, investor-friendly tribunals — for interfering with profits, such as expropriating a concession, changing investment rules or requiring that value-added production take place in the country rather than abroad.

In essence, these agreements aim to counter “resource nationalism.” “Canada appears keen to negotiate FIPAs with some of the most economically and politically vulnerable but resource rich African countries before they develop a taste for resource sovereignty,” notes academic and author Paula Butler in Canadian Dimension.

Canadian policy in Africa has become largely synonymous with the interests of Canadian mining companies. The Harper Conservatives have sought to ensure that the continent’s mining policy serves the interests of foreign corporations, the majority of Africans be damned.

anonymous asked:

Tiffanarchy is a libertarian anarchist who takes government welfare for her kid lmao

Me and tiff don’t always see eye to eye, but I absolutely refuse to shame anyone, regardless of ideology, for taking welfare. Bad discourse, anon.

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Harper uses speech to Muslim conference to stress fight against terror
Stephen Harper’s speech to a large Muslim conference on Friday was billed as prime ministerial, not political, but he still managed to squeeze in some messaging on the fight against terrorism.

Stephen Harper’s speech to a large Muslim conference on Friday was billed as prime ministerial, not political, but he still managed to squeeze in some Conservative messaging on Canada’s fight against terrorism.

The Conservative leader did not do any formal campaigning Friday, choosing instead to address to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Canada’s largest national Islamic convention, which kicked off a three-day conference in Mississauga.

The prime minister, who has Canadian warplanes bombing Islamist insurgents in Iraq and Syria, took the opportunity to embrace a Muslim group at home.

He praised the Ahmadiyya community for accepting Canadian ways, but he also spoke of terror threats.

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are Balkan countries poor as shit and unable to accommodate for the influx of refugees themselves? yes, they need assistance from other countries
are the governments and people of those Balkan countries taking advantage of the refugees by overcharging them for basic needs/pretty much everything and not doing enough to help them? absolutely

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Feminists In Mexico Are Being Warned To Be Quiet Or Be Killed
Is this really what women still have to face in 2015?

A study found that in 2012 alone, there were 414 attacks against female human rights defenders in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, with 118 of these taking place in Mexico. A massive 87% of these attacks were found to have been committed by the very people who were supposed to be protecting these women - police, government officials and the military.

Out of those, 60% were part of a series of attacks, while just 11% were isolated events.


Photo @lucalocatelliphoto After a long journey I’m leaving Indonesia tomorrow. I will always remember the amazing places I’ve discovered like the Belitung Island in Sumatra. Here is Tanjung Tinggi, a wonderful bay where gigantic granite stones from megalithic era are composing a spectacular scenery. Crystal clear water and very few people swim there. I hope the Indonesian government will protect and reserve this place. by natgeo

Picture ¾ On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana with winds of up to 125 m.p.h., causing an unprecedented storm surge and catastrophic floods that would forever change the area’s social fabric. The photographs that came out of New Orleans in the days, weeks and months that followed helped remind the world how vulnerable we are to large-scale disaster, even in the major cities of modern America.
To commemorate Katrina’s 10-year anniversary, @timelightbox asked 14 of the people who were taking those photos to tell us about the ones that moved them most. “One of the most striking things about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was the realization that those struggling to survive had been abandoned by the government,” remembers Ron Haviv (@ronhaviv_vii) of @viiphoto who shot this image at New Orleans’ airport. “It is thought that a civilization can be judged on how it treats its ill and dead. The days following Katrina should haunt us all about how we lost our way.” See more pictures at http://ift.tt/1PELmpN http://ift.tt/1O05zps