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Anonymous: SOPA passed. We are displeased.
On Eve Of Net Boycott, Dump GoDaddy Exodus Begins GoDaddy girl Danica Patrick, one of several models the popular domain registrar employs.GoDaddy It’s a boycott of viral proportions. GoDaddy.com, one of the largest domain registrars on the Internet, stands to potentially lose thousands of customers on Thursday, Dec. 29, after the company gave and then repealed its support for a controversial bill before Congress that many fear could heavily restrict the web. On the eve of what has been dubbed “Dump Go Daddy Day,” imgur.com -- pronounced "imager," it's one of the largest image hosting sites in the world, responsible for an astonishing 28 terabytes of bandwidth and nearly 200 million page views today alone -- has already changed its registry entries, foreshadowing the potential negative effect of a boycott set to begin Thursday morning.
Abu Dhabi Hotel Regrets $11 Million Christmas Tree (VIDEO) ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — An Abu Dhabi luxury hotel that boasted an $11 million Christmas tree decorated with gold and gems admitted Sunday it may have taken the holiday spirit a bit too far. A statement from the Emirates Palace hotel said it regretted "attempts to overload" the Christmas tree tradition by adorning it with premium bling including gold, rubies, diamonds and other precious stones from a hotel jeweler. The statement was a rare bit of reflection on the Gulf's ethos of excess. The tree was unveiled last week with full fanfare in a hotel that features its own gold bar vending machine and a one-week $1 million package that includes private jet jaunts around the Middle East.
GoDaddy lost 72,354 domains this week. It’s not enough. Despite a massive Twitter campaign and a blog post that claims “Go Daddy no longer supports SOPA legislation” the company and their CEO have dodged questions about opposing the bill. In essence, they are taking a lesser role by not showing support for the bill. They have not opposed it. This week, they lost around 72,000 domain registrations. At a yearly discounted rate of $6.99 (most registrations are higher), that’s over half a million dollars per year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 9-year-old autistic boy who misbehaved at school was stuffed into a duffel bag and the drawstring pulled tight, according to his mother, who said she found him wiggling inside as a teacher's aide stood by. The mother of fourth-grader Christopher Baker said her son called out to her when she walked up to him in the bag Dec. 14. The case has spurred an online petition calling for the firing of school employees responsible. "He was treated like trash and thrown in the hallway," Chris' mother, Sandra Baker, said Thursday. She did not know how exactly how long he had been in the bag, but probably not more than 20 minutes. Mercer County schools Interim Superintendent Dennis Davis said confidentiality laws forbid him from commenting. Mom: School put my autistic son in a bag - US news - Life
Why we hate taxes (it's not what you think) Dec. 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM ET Updated at 3:15 p.m. PT Americans are growing increasingly frustrated with our country’s Byzantine federal tax system, but not because we feel overtaxed.
The whole world is watching while the USA collapses : politics People in The Netherlands have always looked up to the USA. It won't be long before that stops, I guess. These are stories I read, watched and heard in the mainstream media over here:
Updated: by Roy Beck I have no doubt that the President and all the Members of Congress who this week expressed concern for unemployed veterans were sincere. Congress & President on Veterans Day Still Prefer To Give Jobs To Immigrants
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Explanations > Theories > Cognitive Dissonance Description | Research | Example | So What? | See also | References Description This is the feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time. Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive dissonance is a psychological phenomenon which refers to the discomfort felt at a discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and new information or interpretation. It therefore occurs when there is a need to accommodate new ideas, and it may be necessary for it to develop so that we become "open" to them. Neighbour (1992) makes the generation of appropriate dissonance into a major feature of tutorial (and other) teaching: he shows how to drive this kind of intellectual wedge between learners' current beliefs and "reality". Beyond this benign if uncomfortable aspect, however, dissonance can go "over the top", leading to two interesting side-effects for learning: Cognitive Dissonance and learning
Leon Festinger In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the excessive mental stress and discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time. This stress and discomfort may also arise within an individual who holds a belief and performs a contradictory action or reaction. For example, an individual is likely to experience dissonance if they are addicted to smoking cigarettes and continue to smoke despite knowing it is unhealthy. Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance focuses on how humans strive for internal consistency. Cognitive dissonance
99% of British Public Say 'Get us Out of EU'
UK plc must do its bit for broken Britain | Business Britain has a rubbish infrastructure. The road network gets clogged up and the rail network is a relic of the 19th century. We know this because business bangs on incessantly about the money it is losing through congestion and delay. UK plc is not up to the job, it says.
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Much has been debated on the future of a sustainable UK plc and how that is to be achieved when global competition from emerging economies is high, creating a supportive environment for new innovation has proved challenging and finding new growth when the economy still reeling from the impact of the financial crisis more difficult than imagined. To create a UK plc which is competitive, productive and relevant in the future, companies and policy makers need to consider how they can collaborate to create the best conditions for future success. We believe there are five necessary traits that underpin the future success of UK plc if it is to achieve the required competitiveness and relevance - these traits or ‘pillars’ are: What is UK PLC - PwC UK
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A bailiff may visit your home if you don’t pay your debts - eg a Council Tax bill, parking fine, court fine, county court or family court judgment. This will happen if you ignore letters saying that bailiffs will be used. Bailiffs must normally give you at least 7 days’ notice of their first visit. Bailiffs and debt collectors : Directgov - Money, tax and benefits
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If you've filled up a car recently, you surely think that the price of gas is too high. Of course, you've seen the data--gas is much more expensive in other parts of the world than in America, but that doesn't change how it effects your wallet at the gas station. But take away arguments about which countries subsidize or tax gas the most and focus on the costs of simply using gasoline that aren't included in the price, and you start to realize you are getting a good deal, even at $4 a gallon. The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) recently put out a video of their efforts to track the costs of all the externalities of a gallon of gas; the unseen costs that we pay because of each gallon we use. And there are lots of them: The True Price Of Gas: What It Should Really Cost To Fill Up | Fast Company
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Chemtrails Versus Sylphs [WATCH FULL]
200 Million Tons of Aluminum Aerosol Chemtrail Poisoning All Life! Scientific Proof!
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The War on Cancer: a Progress Report for Skeptics
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