40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. feelgoodwardrobe.com – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life!
Police So Out of Control, this Judge Explains How and Why You should Always Flex Your Rights FlexYourRights.org Washington, D.C. – A sitting judge, Justice Janice Rogers Brown, has advised citizens on how to deal with police attempting to engage in “fishing expeditions.” Brown urges citizens to address officers “firmly, politely, (and) respectfully,” and to exercise their right to end “voluntary” encounters with police by stating: On Tuesday, Brown, as part of a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. While agreeing that those encounters are legitimate, Brown expressed displeasure with the situation by writing a separate concurring opinion. “Our jurisprudence perpetuates a fiction of voluntary consent where none exists,” Brown wrote. The honesty from a sitting judge was refreshing, yet startling, as Brown wrote: With the guise of voluntary consent stripped away, the reality of the District’s regime is revealed. Brown says if an officer states a person can’t leave, “then coercion will cease to masquerade as consent. According to the National Law Journal:
100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. Audio Books Librivox: One of the most popular audio libraries on the web. Podiobooks: Similar to podcast, Podiobooks are serialized audiobooks that are distributed through RSS feeds. Oculture (Audio & Podcast): Offers a rich array of educational and cultural media. Learn Out Loud: A one-stop destination for video and audio learning resources. BitTorrent The Pirate Bay: The web’s largest collection of bit torrent trackers. Mininova.org : What started as an alternative to the now defunct Supernova that went offline in 2004, Mininova has become the biggest torrent search engine and directory on the web. Books and Documents eBooks Ebookee: A free book search engine. Clipart
25 Facebook Tips and Tricks you should be aware of 1. Hide Your Online Status From Selected Friends: So you want to use Facebook chat but don’t want some people to see your online status? Simply open up the Facebook Chat and click on Friends List. Start creating a new list called BlockList. Once the list is created, add those friends to the list that you want to appear offline to. 2. If you are like me, you often get annoyed by the dozens of silly applications that people have added to their profile. 3. Want to display your Facebook status updates on your WordPress blog? 4. No need to go to Facebook.com if all you want to do is use Facebook chat. 5. If you are a firefox addict you don’t need to use any other software to update your Facebook status. 6. Easily create a photo collage from profile pictures of all your Facebook friends using a simple Facebook app called Photo Collage. 7. A great tutorial by Tim Watson walks you through the process of hiding specific actions from your status updates. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
What are my rights at various "checkpoints"? | Flex Your Rights There are four general types of checkpoints you might encounter: DUI checkpoints, US border checkpoints, drug checkpoints, and TSA checkpoints. In a legal sense, they are not all created equal. So depending on which one you encounter, you’ll want to be prepared to flex your rights appropriately. DUI Checkpoints Sobriety checkpoints — also known as DUI checkpoints — are the most common roadblocks you might encounter. They function as a general purpose investigatory tactic where police can get a close look at passing motorists by detaining them briefly. Remember that your constitutional rights still apply in a roadblock situation. Since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Illinois v. Also keep in mind that police closely monitor cars approaching the roadblock. Sobriety checkpoints are generally permitted by the courts, but only if conducted properly. US Border Checkpoints CBP may generally stop and search the property of anyone entering or exiting the U.S. Checkpoints Near the Border
Alphabetical Index Traditional multi-player card games for which rules are available from this site are listed below in alphabetical order, together with the number of players and the design and number of cards or tiles needed for each - see further explanation at the end of the page. If you are searching for games for a particular number of players you may prefer to use the Index of Games by Number of Players. Please note: There are separate pages for: Commercial games (games requiring a special pack of cards produced by a single manufacturer) Solitaire / Patience games (games for one player) Invented games (newly created games and variations contributed by readers) These types of game are generally not listed in the index below. Index of Games Explanation of symbols Players The recommended number of players for each game is given in bold. Design This column indicates the type of cards or tiles needed. Quantity
Oatmeal Swirlers! Give it a swirl! 12/11/2006, by Matt of X-Entertainment. Things changed as we skipped into the '90s, not the least of which being a remarkable incline of totally whacked out kiddy food. We previously lived in a world where popcorn was just popcorn...and then along came Pop Qwiz to teach us that popcorn could be electric red and neon blue. Whereas I was once forced to exist never once ingesting a Hostess pudding pie because I hated Hostess pudding pies...in marched the Ninja Turtles with a decision-swaying wagon full of green food coloring and franchise branding. In today's world, such efforts are so commonplace that they're far less admired. A little over fifteen years ago, giving food wacky abilities and strange colors was enough to get us to celebrate even the most unremarkable offerings. Now, I'm no regular oatmeal eater, not by a long shot, but I credit General Mills' Oatmeal Swirlers as the sole reason that I'm able to eat it at all. Maybe I protest too much. "Please, bring Oatmeal Swirlers back.
Dear America: Shoot bad cop videos horizontal — and ‘respect the aspect ratio of the ass-whooping’ “Nightly Show” contributor Mike Yard taught a brief seminar on how to shoot a proper video of a black man getting beaten – or worse – by police officers. The comedian said his seminar, Police Brutality Video Production 101, would provide “helpful tips for when you know that sh*t is about to go down.” “What’s a bigger tragedy: a black man getting kicked to death by the police, or shooting it vertically?” Yard asked. “Definitely the black man getting kicked to death – however, we can’t do sh*t about that. But what we can do is respect the aspect ratio of the ass-whooping by turning our phone from (vertical) to (horizontal) for maximizing the 16:9 frame.” He showed a video of a police officer roughing up a black man lying on the ground, and said the crime might not be prosecuted because the video was shot vertically – with two black fields on either side of the image taking up most of the screen.
Anarchism: Arguments for and against -- by Albert Meltzer by Albert Meltzer Table of Contents Introduction Inalienable Tenets of Anarchism The Class Struggle Organisation and Anarchism The Role of an Anarchist in an Authoritarian Society Bringing About the New Society The Marxist Criticism of Anarchism The Social-Democratic Critique of Anarchism The Liberal-Democratic Objection to Anarchism The Fascist Objection to Anarchism The Average Person's Objection to Anarchism Introduction The Historical Background to Anarchism It is not without interest that what might be called the anarchist approach goes back into antiquity; nor that there is an anarchism of sorts in the peasant movements that struggled against State oppression over the centuries. In particular, we may cite three philosophical precursors of Anarchism, Godwin, Proudhon, and perhaps Hegel. Godwin is the father of the Stateless Society movement, which diverged into three lines. The third school of descent from Godwin is simple liberalism, or conservative individualism. The Class Struggle