Global average sea level has risen about 8 inches since 1900, driven by expansion of the warming ocean, melting of mountain glaciers, and losses from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. This rise has caused coastal cities to see an uprising in flooding, both during storms and as “sunny-day” flooding from tides alone. These flooding events disrupt economies, make it difficult to deliver emergency services, and disproportionately affect older, and low socioeconomic status populations.Read More
Written by Sean Kleier
Directed by Ryan Kleier
The new $100 bill goes into circulation today (Tuesday)
“Former teenage drug dealer White Boy Rick became one of the most famous informants in history when he began meeting in secret with Detroit police to sell info about other criminals when he was just 15. He would go on to become entrenched in corrupt politics. Here, Rick discusses his story, and how his relationship with the police ended when he was convicted of drug trafficking at age 17.”
Ayo Kimathi, a Department of Homeland Security employee was placed on PAID leave after being accused of running a website speaking out on black oppression. A government official has confirmed that Kimathi is behind the waronthehorizon.com page. The website warns of a war between the races. Under his pseudonym: Irritated Genie, Kimathi creates youtube videos discussing his opposition to hip hop/rap music brainwashing, homosexuality, the abuse of black women, black entrepreneurship and unity within the black community.
Checkout Irritated Genie videos after the jump. Read More
Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest mortgage finance company, saw its second-quarter profit nearly doubled to $10.1 billion. The company said it has now repaid about $95 billion of the federal bailout money it has received. Source: USA TODAY
Compared with other tech-savvy nations, Internet service in the U.S. is overpriced and slow. According to a “State of the Internet” report recently put out by content delivery network Akamai, U.S. service is becoming even slower.
The U.S. now has the ninth-fastest average Internet connection speed in the world, behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Sweden. That’s a fall in the rankings: In the last Akamai report, the U.S. was eighth, with faster average connection speeds than Sweden.
If you earn $34,000 p/ year you are in the 1% of the wealthiest in the world according to billionaire Charles Koch. Koch is spending $200,000 on this video media campaign in Witchita, KS to focus on economic and political issues. (We can create this same style video @GWOPMagazine for under $5,000)
State Department Facebook Spent $630,000 On ‘Likes’ For Social Media Pages.
A striking finding in a recent Inspector General report revealed that the U.S. Department of State spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook “likes” in the past two years, effectively buying fans.
In order to bolster its presence on Facebook, the State Department paid about $630,000 for campaigns to increase its total number of likes, the May 2013 report indicates.
While the sheer amount of funds the State Department dropped on social media may be surprising in and of itself, the most significant aspect of the report may be the finding that these fans are, for the most part, fake.
Marijuana accounted for 99.5 percent of Border Patrol drug seizures by weight at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2011, according to an analysis by Center for Investigative Reporting in California, which compiled the information into to an interactive map on its website.
The Border Patrol seized at least 1.9 million pounds of marijuana on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2011. Second place goes to cocaine, with just 7,461 pounds seized.
Of the 113,664 thousands drug seizures analyzed by the Center for Investigative Reporting from 2005 to 2011, nearly 89 percent involved marijuana. Cocaine trailed far behind, with just 7.4 percent.
Government could save $13.7 Billion Per Year by legalizing Marijuana, according to Economist.