Noted political commentator Stephan Colbert willing to run on secessionist platform. Sources close to the Yellow Press have indicated that Stephen has been contacted on multiple occasions by members of the South Carolina Tea party and that Stephan has expressed an overall positive view of the tea party in general and the secessionist moment in particular stating that any state politician or party willing to endorse succession would get “the Colbert Bump”. Yellow Press analysts believe that due to his ties to former senate candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and his abortive 2008 presidential bid Colbert would forgo the nominative process of both the Democratic and Republic parties and seek election as a third party. This communication with the south Carolina secessionist movement may be the beginning of an attempt to form a coalition of third party organizations and galvanize independent voters.
Stephan Colbert, DFA is a South Carolina Native and host of the multiple award winning Colbert Report. He has used “The Report” on multiple occasions to support his secessionist ideology likening SC on multiple occasions to its own nation.
Purported psychic Sylvia Browne, who recently passed away, has been in contact with The Yellow Press’s own seer and prognosticator, Jane Erie, who also provides horoscopes for our readers and she wants us all to know she’s doing fine and not to worry. Browne, speaking from the grave, says that she is very much at ease and things are very pleasant where she is and that she is enjoying the earthy scents and the ants are no worse than at your average picnic. She also says she is enjoying the company of the many spirits she has met in the course of her work and that the only minor annoyance is that they mostly speak in platitudes and are inept at playing the harp, although they all take great pride in their abilities and feel the music they make is heavenly. She wants James Randi to know she regrets not keeping her promise to him and looks forward to the lively discussions she hopes to have with him should he arrive at an address nearby.
All’s fair in love and business, if you have the right players on the team that is. Corps are owned by their shareholders and the main goal is dough. So they hire a CEO who keeps that foremost in mind and instills the same lack of ethics in the firms lackeys and underlings.
Say you weren’t fond of the shaky, shady scrimping behavior that oil giant BP engaged in that led them to cheap out in the drilling of a multi-bazillion dollar well in the Gulf of Mexico and consequently to the failure of said well and spewing spraying and spoiling crude onto those beautiful waters and beaches nearby. So you posted a comment someplace, or were vocal in your criticism of the scurrilous firm and its underhanded doings. Well now you can look forward to it getting personal.
Corporations are people too, or so a myopic legal system states. Let’s us shun em.
The evil geniuses behind Russia crushing state spy apparatus have been hard at work gathering information on US citizens. They now know as much or more than the Americans own nosy snoops, the NSA knows about its subjects and managed to acquire that information in an easy manner and at a lower cost than their American counterparts. How? They bought it from Facebook.
Russian spying pervasive. The Reds have never relented in their espionage of other nations nor in their schemas to expand their dominion over the globe as this related story shows.
Kerala known as god’s own country is now out to promote its lesser known destinations by its wake up to Malabar campaign which promotes Bekal and Waynad. Tamilnadu is not for behind. It is promoting its lesser known gems like Yelagiri Negamalai and Yercaud. Andhrapradesh had hiked its tourism marketing budget eight fold promoting lesser known places like Adi, horsely hills Baraini Island, Suvyalanca, Vikarabad, Nagarjuna Sagar and Badrachalam. Karnataka being one state may move away from the conventional source market with its glory advertisement campaigns trying every trick in the marketing book to domestic & foreign tourists. Through rediscovering Goa promoting festival sports tourism. with focus on activities like river rafting, kayaking nature trek and water falls. Haryana is promoting high way tourism marketing the concept that its high way has a motel every 30km while Goa in its effort to become a 365 day destination is marketing monsoon tourism. Chhattisgarh, the new kid in the tourism area has found its campaign on the table chhatisgarh full of surprises by promoting chitrakoot and bastai. Madhyapradesh which has heart of incredible India as its tagline inspite of ban on tiger tourism managed to increase its domestic and foreign tourist arrivals by 20%. Though states in India are marketing aggressively the unfortunate part of that tourists do not know how to go and buy a travel package for an emergency travel destination. The state tourism heads may well focus on this issue in right earnest.
In news sure to further anger privacy advocates comes the announcement that the National Security Administration is capturing and storing the DNA of every person it maintains a record of in its database. Reporters studying the treasure trove of information provided to the Guardian newspaper by Eric Snowden uncovered the information while sifting through the massive database he provided. Currently the NSA has correlated the DNA of approximately 43% of United States citizens, and about 87% of all international citizens it tracks on a regular basis. The disparity in the numbers lie in the fact that while the NSA is gathering information on all US citizens it has a more vested interest in the international persons of interest it tracks.
DNA records of US citizens have been largely accumulated through military records, which began recording genetic information on its members in 1993, criminal databases, medical records and blood banks as well as commercial and institutional genetic testing facilities where a definitive correlation between the individuals identity and their DNA profile were concrete. The genetic records of international citizens was gathered from similar sources as well as through military and intelligence agency operatives. The international profiles include persons suspected of terrorism as well as political and business leaders and diplomats.
Researchers searching for insights into the NSA’s activities had initially been puzzled by the seemingly random strings of digits found in large portions of the data released by the Guardian newspaper that Snowden had provided, believing it to be garbage data meant to occupy space for future information. Investigators however noticed the information seemed to be comprised of largely four basic markers and soon concluded that it represented a database for the genetic makeup of each individual. Digging deeper they were able to discover a pattern revealing a strategy to correlate the information into a searchable, relational database that would offer such fine grained information as the individuals physical characteristics, paternity and hereditary traits. Also revealing were what appear to be early efforts to coordinate the DNA information with all other information the NSA stores on individuals, perhaps making available a complete profile of a person that would include everything known about them from the color of their eyes to the types of movies they watch and when and who with.
US citizens inclusion in the database is particularly troubling given the depth of information available and the stated privacy concerns of the nations current administration. Indications are that systems are in place to gather information as diverse as a persons shopping habits, political tendencies, health and eating habits and their social interactions. It is projected that by 2017 the saturation of this relational database will reach 94% as new information becomes available when baby-boomers seek health health care, and more people enter the system through the Affordable Care Act, which mandates blood testing.
The thorough invasive nature of the program is revealed when one understands that the NSA is now capable of relating genetic information to the information it gathers from phone and internet providers, social and business networking, financial and retail institutions and other sources. The researchers studying Snowden’s files have hinted that they have uncovered more startling information they will release when confirmed that may prove that the NSA is doing more than just gathering this info but actively using it to manipulate both individuals and entities.
The Yellow Press obtained this information prior to its formal release date as an incentive to others to reveal the truth behind what is really going on. If you have information you would like to share please let us know.
These days everyone wants your used car. Your worthless, jobless nephew wants it so he can sell it to buy more Colt 45. The neighbor would like to set it up on cinder blocks as a classic yard decoration. Your wife wants to keep it like she wants an airplane built in the basement. And your local charity wants you to donate it. All other options being ignored, your nephew is a lout, your neighbor too, your wife facetious, maybe the best answer is to donate your car to charity. But consider well all the possibilities before you call the Goodwill, Salvation Army or DAV and allow them to tow the old auto off.
Is donating a used automobile to a charitable organization truly a good idea? On the plus side your car will find a good home if it is in a condition appropriate for repair and re-use. And if it’s in poor shape the non-profit you donated it too will receive a fair market scrap value for it that it can use in its efforts to make the world a better place. You will also receive a tax credit according to the market value of the vehicle, and the warm glow of satisfaction that comes from clearing out the junk from the driveway while making the spouse happy and dinging the tax man. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and other unused vehicles are being sought by churches, non-profits and charitable groups at rates seldom seen in the past. Even boats and motor-homes can be donated these days. But what’s the downside?
Perhaps the greatest drawback to giving your car to charity is the jealous rage one suffers when seeing your reconditioned auto whistle by, gleaming with new paint and whitewalls and with some tatooed, goateed smokeless cigarette wielding knucklehead at the wheel. What gives that pierced ear deadbeat the right to enjoy your ride at a reduced rate, you gave it to charity, not the dark lord. Another drawback is the liability. Yes, the non-profit absolves you of all responsibility but just try explaining that to the POPO when the spike haired dude gets pulled over and swears that that false panel holding all the jojoba was there when he bought the car. Another reason not to pass your vehicle along to a benevolent organization is the simple, unstated and overlooked fact that these so called helping hands are in actuality, enablers of the weak minded and the users of our society.
How much more can the public take? Plenty if recent events are any indication. Consider Tim Caulkins, professor of world history at VirginiaTech. Caulkins has studied the impacts of regressive authoritarian systems on the general population dating from some of the earliest recorded cultures and found that the determining factors in tolerance of a repressive government by its subjects boils down to the basics; food, water and shelter. “People will grouse and complain under the yoke of a demanding government, but what sends them over the edge is starvation.” Caulkins says. “As a people we are still subject to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and until our rulers begin to chop away at those basic requirements we will put up with anything.”
Caulkins elaborates by describing several current incidents where governments abuse the people they supposedly represent and the resulting outcomes. In the US he points to our persecution of individuals who point out the government’s shortcomings and intrusions and our ho-hum response to these transgressions. But on the other side of the globe, where several repressive regimes have persecuted their populace to the extremes of poverty and starvation he notes that the citizens have taken up arms and revolted. Just how far a citizenry will permit abuse is directly tied to it’s food supply.
Caulkins states that, regardless of the alarms raised by several factions in the US, both reasonable and eccentric to the point of ludicrous, the general population here is a long way from incipient revolution. “We may amass stores of ammunition and arms, build bunkers and fund the mansions of entrepreneurs who sell survivalist supplies but we’ll put up with corrupt leaders, invasive spying and loose interpretations of our rights until the refrigerator is empty.” He says.
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