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Written by Sean Kleier
Directed by Ryan Kleier

 

Asean (ah-Shawn) is a 9 year old at Marcus Garvey Elementary School, slated for closure by the Chicago Public School administration, an un-elected board who’s members are appointed by Mayor Rahm Elmanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama

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#4. Drake – Nothing Was The Same – 58,000 (947,000)

#14. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name – 20,000 (95,000)

#29. Dom Kennedy – Get Home Safely – 10,000 (10,000)

#41. Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail – 8,000 (1,034,000)

#48. 2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime – 7,000 (143,000)

#51. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 7,000 (1,112,000)

#54. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city – 7,000 (1,065,000)

#57. Young Dro – High Times – 6,000 (6,000)

#88. Game – OKE Deluxe Edition – 5,000 (5,000)

#155. Nelly – M.O. – 3,000 (23,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000.

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Ever wonder what a $10 million bra would look like? Candice Swanepoel is about to demonstrate.

The blonde model has been chosen to sport the all-important Fantasy Bra at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, this year dubbed the “Royal Fantasy Bra.” Created by Mouawad, the bra and matching belt features over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. Altogether, the thing rings in at $10 million.

This video takes you through Nipsey Hussle’s hood of Crenshaw and Slauson where locals speak about what he means to the community and also how he has inspired them. Nipsey also performs “Crenshaw” off of his new mixtape available NOW on DatPiff! http://www.datpiff.com/Nipsey-Hussle-…

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid top dollar — more than $30 million in total — for the four residential properties located next door and behind his Palo Alto home.

Zuckerberg is one of several prominent tech CEOs who own homes on Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets. Yahoo’s (YHOO) Marissa Mayer and Google’s (GOOG) Larry Page live there, as did the late Apple (AAPL) chief Steve Jobs.

Zuckerberg, who rented for many years, reportedly paid $7 million two years ago for the 5,000-square-foot home in Palo Alto’s Crescent Park neighborhood where he lives with his wife, physician Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg, whose personal fortune is estimated at $19 billion, also owns a home in San Francisco.

source: Gawker

Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts to users of the SilkRoad website, was arrested last week, the FBI seized 26,000 Bitcoins belonging to Silk Road customers. But it also attempted, unsuccessfully, to claim the nearly 600,000 – thought to be worth around $80m – which Ulbricht himself is thought to be holding.

Silk Road is a notorious black market website which helped dealers to sell drugs under the cloak of anonymity.

Bitcoin is a digital currency based on a methods of cryptography similar to those used to protect confidential emails. Due to its decentralised nature – the currency does not rely on any centralised agency to process payments, instead relying on work done by users’ computers – it is popular for a number of fringe-legal and illegal uses. One of those uses was Silk Road, where Bitcoin was required for all transactions. 1 Bitcoin is equivalent to $138 usd.

According to the FBI’s complaint, the arrest led to the seizure of $3.6 million in bitcoins—the virtual currency Silk Road users employed to buy and sell illegal drugs online.

Though the FBI’s seizure was the second most valuable act of bitcoin confiscation ever, the Feds were actually unable to appropriate the vast majority of bitcoins associated with the Silk Road enterprise, Ulbricht’s personal stash. Roughly $80 million worth of bitcoins—the personal fortune Ulbricht amassed by running Silk Road—remains untouched by the government

So why can’t the FBI get its hands on the money? The reason has to do with the design of bitcoins themselves. A bitcoin cannot be transferred  from one user to another without the first users “private key,” or password to verify the transaction. Unless Ulbricht hands over his password, the FBI will be unable take possession of the money.

source: Forbes

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