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  • Roomba's Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

    07/24/2017 7:54:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    gizmodo ^ | July 24,2017 | rhett jone
    The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximize efficiency. Now, the device’s makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning the friendly robot into a creeping, creepy little spy. While it may seem like the information that a Roomba could gather is minimal, there’s a lot to be gleaned from the maps it’s constantly updating. It knows the floor plan of your home, the basic...
  • ‘Lamborghini’ Planned Parenthood Executive Caught Haggling over Baby Organs

    04/26/2017 10:05:31 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 5 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/26/2017 | Bill McMorris
    Gatter: '$50’s on the low end, $50 [per specimen] was like 12 years ago'! The costs of baby organs increased dramatically in the last ten years, a Planned Parenthood executive said in video released by the Center for Medical Progress on Wednesday. In 2014, undercover videographers posing as organ procurers captured Planned Parenthood executive Dr. Mary Gatter discussing the cost of "specimens" obtained following abortion. When the pro-life activists mention $50 as the going rate for each specimen, Gatter informs them that costs have jumped over the last decade. "You know, you have to pay a little money to use...
  • Planned Parenthood revelations disgusting

    07/24/2015 8:25:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies ^ | 7-24-15 | Christine Flowers
    WHEN I STARTED doing asylum work almost 20 years ago, the comfortable cocoon that had been built around me by the nuns and then Bryn Mawr and then my first few jobs in the courtroom and classroom began to crumble. ~snip~ Asylum work heightens your perception of evil, and at the same time teaches you to expect it in unexpected places. Hannah Arendt once famously talked about the banality of evil, and she was right. It is not just the towering Hitlers, Stalins, Pol Pots, Mao Tse-tungs and Robert Mugabes who are capable of gross inhumanity. The capacity for evil...
  • Planned Parenthood purveyor of baby parts back online

    07/19/2015 6:10:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/15 | Judi McLeod
    Stem Express It didn’t take long for Stem Express, the California-based company caught buying aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood, to get back in business online. Stem Express, which LifeNews reported offline on Wednesday is back online today—advertising the sale of the same baby livers, Deborah Nucatola so callously went on about during her salad and red wine lunch. Planned Parenthood’s baby livers, advertised by Stem Express, are going for anywhere from $565 to $2433. Hard to believe they’re back so soon. Perhaps Stem Express principals are emboldened by the nepotism of their Planned Parenthood /Republican Party connections.
  • The Selling of the New Hillary

    04/17/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 17, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Joe McGinnis, a young writer who got access to the advertising agency with the Nixon account in 1968, changed the way we thought about electing presidents with his best-seller, "The Selling of the President." The very idea that a presidential candidate could be packaged like a tube of toothpaste, a can of shaving cream or a pack of cigarettes was shocking. Americans held elections as something close to a sacred trust, and the cover of the McGinnis book featured Richard Nixon's face on that pack of cigarettes, suggesting (this was before "Mad Men") that Madison Avenue would stoop even so...
  • Why Is A Saudi Prince Selling Out Of News Corp?[Fox News}

    02/04/2015 12:21:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/04/15 | Chris Wright
    Few individual investors have quite as much capital to deploy as Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. Through his Kingdom Holding , he holds significant stakes in companies including Citigroup C -0.41%, Twitter TWTR +1.28% – and, until recently, News Corporation. The Prince hasn’t sold out completely – he still owns about 1% of the company, as well as a separate 6.6% shareholding in 21st Century Fox Inc which in itself is worth about $1.7 billion – but he previously also held 6.6% of News Corp NWSA 0%, or a total of 13.184 million class B shares. He’s shed...
  • The laws of Ivory: The Truth of Buying and Owning It

    02/16/2014 12:17:28 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Ebay ^ | May 4, 2010 | scrimshander2
    The biggest misconception that we hear or read about is that "all ivory is ILLEGAL to own, buy or sell". If you believe this statement then I will be selling a beautiful bridge, located in New York, on EBAY next week... no reserve! In the next few paragraphs I have put together a simple summary of the INTERNATIONAL and U.S.FISH & WILDLIFE laws which regulate the commerce of ivory, which in turn is regulated by C.I.T.E.S. (Convention on the International Trade in endangered Species) and the 'Marine Mammal Protection Act'. C.I.T.E.S. is an organization that was formed in 1973 as...
  • Insider Selling At Yelp Is A Non-Issue

    Insider selling in Yelp (YELP) was identified as a concern in a recent article. In the comment section it was put forward by an apparent Yelp skeptic that these executives could stop the automatic selling in their 10b5-1 trading plans if they really felt the stock is undervalued. In reply, a Yelp defender pointed out that it is "very typical, insider selling at this point... People sell for all kinds of reasons, buying a house, sending kids to college, taking deserved profit to diversify holdings." Indeed one can say there has been significant selling in Yelp but only by...
  • Insiders now aggressively bearish

    02/06/2013 12:51:08 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6 February 2013 | Mark Hulbert
    This is worrisome because corporate insiders — officers, directors and the largest shareholders — presumably know more about their companies’ prospects than the rest of us do. If they were confident that the shares of their companies would soon be trading markedly higher, they wouldn’t be selling them now. Yet selling they are — at an alarming pace. snip To be sure, insiders have been selling heavily for several weeks now, and the market has continued to rise — including the Dow’s eclipsing of the 14,000 level in recent sessions. This surprising strength in the face of insider selling has...
  • NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center

    01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff
    From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by...
  • Vanity: I Googled "buy emails" and found this Ad

    05/18/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 5 replies
  • Newt Gingrich: Selling Access (Ron Paul video attack)

    12/13/2011 9:47:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/13/11 | Ron Paul Campaign
    The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced today the release of its latest ad, 'Selling Access', another two-minute web video aimed at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, calling him out as a corrupt Washington insider who got rich through influence-peddling. The video, which the campaign plans to promote prominently on conservative web sites, includes a clip of Gingrich calling himself an 'insider' and another in which the former Speaker brags about getting paid $60,000-a-speech. The video comes after the viral success of Paul's earlier web ad, 'Serial Hypocrisy', which criticizes Gingrich for many of the same issues.
  • Why is CBS News Selling Barack Obama Merchandise in its Online Store?

    08/19/2011 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/19/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    There‘s some curious merchandise for sale in CBS News’ online store.* Alongside a travel mug, tote bag and T-shirt that all bear the CBS News logo, the store also includes the following: “Dreams From My Father,” by Barack Obama “Dreams From My Father,” by Barack Obama (hardcover) “Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama‘s Plan to Renew America’s Promise” “The American Journey of Barack Obama,” by Life Magazine “Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs” “The Official Inauguration Celebration DVD” In fact, out of the 13 items for sale, seven are Obama-related, in addition to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s memoir,...
  • Sprott Selling $30 Million of PHYS, Plowing Proceeds into PHYZZ SILVER

    08/17/2011 9:14:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | 8/17/11 | staff
    Eric Sprott is exchanging $30 million worth of his own gold ETF PHYS for silver at the current 45:1 ratio. Stop whining that silver has not been following gold higher for the past 2 weeks, and use the relative weakness vs gold to add to your silver position professionally like Mr. Sprott. The Sprott Foundation, named after Eric Sprott, announced that it is selling two million units of its Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHY.U-T15.770.070.45%), worth about $30-million at Wednesday's price. In its announcement, Sprott said that the proceeds would be reinvested in the silver sector, which isn’t surprising because Mr....
  • Goldman Is Now Selling Oil Equities: Advises Clients To Buy Oil Equities

    06/24/2011 10:15:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/24/11 | Tyler Durden
    Following its admission yesterday that it is now buying oil by telling clients to sell Brent to $105-107 a monther after advising anyone who cares Brent was on its way to $130, today we learn that Goldman is actively dumping its prop, pardon, there we go again, flow, FLOW, inventory of oil equities to idiots, pardon, clients. As to how dropping crude prices and thus collapsing profit margins is beneficial for energy producers, that is one we will long be scratching our heads over. From Arjun Murti: Potential SPR release consistent with expectation of tight oil markets: We recommend buying...
  • Drugstores Now Selling Do-It- yourself DNA Paternity Tests

    02/15/2011 8:52:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/15/11 | Colby Hall
    Recent studies indicate that the number of fathers are unknowingly raising children that aren’t their own; roughly 2% of all fathers in the study are unaware that their wives gave birth to a child conceived with another man. A pretty small number to be sure, but 2% of the roughly 4 million fathers in New York city works out to 80,000 disappointed, angry and humiliated dudes walking around America’s largest city. Why is this suddenly relevant? Because NY drug store chain Duane Reade is now selling do-it-yourself paternity kits. Great. According to CBSNews New York: The do-it-yourself kits are
  • Microsoft says La Familia drug cartel is selling bootleg Office software

    02/05/2011 1:31:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/5/11 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    La Familia drug cartel is selling not just drugs, but also counterfeit Microsoft Office computer software, according the Redmond, Wash., tech giant. Microsoft showed off unauthorized copies of its Office 2007 software in Paris today which the company said it found for sale in Mexico. The pirated copies of Office were marked with La Familia cartel's rectangular "FMM" logo that the Microsoft says proves the link between the counterfeiting and the organized crime group, according to a Bloomberg report. "This is the real side, the scary side of counterfeiting and it plagues the world," said David Finn, Microsoft's associate general...
  • US man guilty of selling missile secrets

    08/09/2010 9:09:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 8/9/10 | Staff
    A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer was found guilty on Monday of selling sensitive military technology to China, the United States Justice Department said in a statement. Noshir Gowadia, 66, was convicted of five offences following trial in a federal court in Hawaii. Gowadia had been accused of passing on design information which would allow cruise missiles to avoid infra-red detection. (Snip) "Mr Gowadia provided some of our country's most sensitive weapons-related designs to the Chinese government for money,"
  • Continental to start selling mojitos, other cocktails

    06/30/2010 6:56:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies ^ | 6/30/10 | Alejandra Cancino
    Continental Airlines is joining the buy-on-board menu wars with specialty cocktails. The airline announced Wednesday that it will start selling mojitos, pomegranate martinis and Red Bull energy drinks. Starting Thursday, customers will be able to buy the drinks with alcohol for $9 and without it for $3.Continental joins other airlines in getting creative with the drinks they’re selling, going well beyond mini bottles of booze. Southwest Airlines sells a $4 screwdriver, a mix of vodka and orange juice. Delta sells a $7 Five O’clock Somewhere, a mix of rum, orange juice and cranberry-apple juice. Though airlines charge for alcoholic beverages,...
  • Whores and Prostitutes (as a metaphor)

    12/21/2009 3:16:39 PM PST · by Ghblog · 4 replies · 272+ views
    Framing The Dialogue ^ | 12/21/209 | ghblog
    The flaw in my reasoning about congressional whores and prostitutes is that when politicians “put out” WE GET SCREWED not them! Even if one of these Democrat Senators get booted from office, they will just end up with some high-paying job as further payback.