Is there anything more "evil" than Satanism?
I was chattin with a trucker yesterday who asked if I had noticed this anomoly about the Haiti Charity Campaign on TV and if I had noticed the 90999 number used to text messege a dontation? I told him yes I had and he then said his 18 year old son, who has an IQ of 152, said that it was a mirror of 666 and that it says GO-666 backwards.
Imagine that and what do ya bet that this Charity Fund is connected to the Bill Clinton/Bush Katrina Fund too?
Haiti (Deep Conspiracy)
Posted on: , 2010, Flags: 126
I was watching the Colbert Report from a few a few days ago, And Kathleen Sebelius, (Guest on his show, Secretary of Health and Human Services), Told everyone to Donate to the American Red Cross for Haiti Relief through their Cell Phones. ($10 donation) While I respect the situation in Haiti, and feel for the people there, I have never really trusted the Red Cross. Too many nefarious connections, too many lost dollars, too many bad vibes...
Update: 1/20/2010. As aftershocks continue to do damage in Haiti, help is still desperately needed. There's still some confusion on how to donate. Here's what you can do:
- Send a text with the word Haiti in the message. The recipient should be the five-digit number 90999. You should receive a confirmation response. Reply Yes. $10 will be added to your phone bill
- Log on to RedCross.org to make a donation online via credit or debit card (minimum $10) or find a Red Cross location near you.
Watch out for scams that ask you to send your credit card information over text message as well as web sites that prompt you to download software.
In the wake of the traumatic 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday evening, an outpouring of support has been heard across cyberspace. And thanks to developments in technology, donating to important and topical causes is easier than ever. But could a text of support really find you victimized by a scam?
Right now, there are two legitimate ways to donate to Haitian support and relief organizations:
- Text 'HAITI' to 90999: This service was set up by the U.S. State Department. Texting "HAITI" to the number will donate $10 to the International Red Cross, and will appear as a charge on your wireless bill.
- Text 'YELE' to 501501: This will donate $5 to Yele Haiti, a non-profit organization founded by singer and Haiti native Wyclef Jean. A donation to Yele will also appear as a charge on your cell bill. You can also donate larger amounts at Yele's website.
So far, these are the only two legitimate text-to-donate services providing support to Haiti relief, according to consumer watchdog groups. But others may be popping up to take advantage of Americans' generosity.
The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission have issued statements warning possible donors to watch out for scams, which tend to pop up after a catastrophe.
The five-to-six digit numbers known as short-codes make it difficult to tell who is on the receiving end of a text. A legitimate charity will not ask you to send your personal information or credit card number through text message.
The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the western hemisphere's most impoverished nation, Tuesday hit 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital and largest city. Haiti's prime minister has issued a statement that hundreds of thousands may have perished in the quake.
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ATS News 10 - Obama Wants To Stop Conspiracy Theorists! (video)
Posted on: January 20, 2010
A chilling development for all conspiracy theorists is the top story for this edition of ATS News, the revelation that Obama administration is seeking to infiltrate groups of conspiracy theorists, and disrupt the flow of free expression. Additional stories include another surprise from the administration in an apparent dismissal of the second amendment, more misleading data revealed on the extent of global warming, and a special visit from the CEO of ATS to discuss some big changes.
Watch the video in the discussion thread: Good quality with member comments.
Watch in the ATS media portal: Full-size, best quality.
Watch the low-bandwidth version: Smaller file-size for users with slower connections.
There's No Such Thing As Free Content
So why do users keep expecting to consume it, reuse it, share it and store it without paying for it?
[Image courtesy of Flickr user SFDenverLV.]
This trend has been a common one in our virtual newsroom lately. Whether we're praising the latest startup that's had the sense to launch with a freemium model or wondering how old-media models (see News Corp. and the New York Times) are dealing with new media revenue possibilities, the subject of who pays for content and how is a hot one.
As a journalist who came of age career-wise during the print era and as a musician who first recorded songs on these things called "tapes," I understand the cultural value of great content, and I admire the men and women who make it. I also love being able to support the creators and publications that bring me the content I love.
On the other hand, as a typical NMD and one who lives almost entirely online, I have done my share of content scalping, whether that be lifting a copyrighted photo for a design project, illegally downloading a single or two from a multiplatinum artist or diving deep into the world of torrents, where all the films are gloriously free and inconveniently subtitled in Hungarian.
Like any petty thief, I tried to justify my actions to myself by saying that I'm only taking from those who can afford it. But let us speak frankly: The creative and publishing industries are all at a crisis point because of hundreds of millions of people like me who say the exact same thing. I've lately started to come to grips with my hypocrisy and start paying for content, whether that be a legitimate iTunes purchase or a Netflix subscription. I tell you, it feels like I'm giving money to a feed-the-children charity when I'm really just paying for something that should have never been free in the first place.
Today, YouTube has announced its plan to help indie filmmakers (and increase its own revenues) by asking users for a $5 fee to watch a selection of Sundance Film Festival movies. I'm wondering how many users will balk at the fee, and what will go through their heads when they do so.
Will they be thinking about the months or years each filmmaker spent creating the movie? Or the time the actors spent preparing for and performing their roles? Will they think about filming equipment rentals? Will they consider the cost of hosting online videos at a scale that accomodates huge volumes of traffic around the globe and around the clock? Will they think about the developers who work tirelessly to make the magic of online video possible?
Or will they simply knee-jerk and proclaim a loud "How dare they!" at the thought of paid content?
(As a side note, I'm also curious to see a Venn diagram showing the overlap of people who object to paying for online content while vigorously complaining about "distracting" online advertising.)
So, what makes the difference between the analog days, when creators charged for their creations and theft was theft, and these digital times, when anything that's been transformed into ones and zeroes is fair game for free consumption, piracy, remixing and redistribution?
I'm curious: What kinds of online content, if any, are you willing to pay for? And how much will you pay for them?
Would you pay for news? Special, in-depth reports? Entertainment and multimedia? How about a blog subscription? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
An asteroid's orbit can be altered if it travels in the vicinity of Earth. But astronomers are finding the effects Earth has on space rocks go far beyond just orbital alterations. Richard Binzel of MIT says that Earth has considerable influence on asteroids — and from a distance much larger than previously thought. He has determined that if an near-Earth asteroid (NEA) travels within a certain range of Earth, roughly one-quarter of the distance between Earth and the moon, it can experience a "seismic shake" strong enough to bring bright, new regolith to its surface. This new finding has helped answer the question of how some asteroids appear to have fresh surfaces, as well as shedding new light on where most meteorites come from.
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NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft has discovered another comet plunging toward the sun. The last time this happened on Jan. 4th, the comet was destroyed, and history could repeat itself later today. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has a good view of the comet's death plunge: movie, labels. Stay tuned for updates. Almost-close encounter: Meteorite hits Lorton doctor's office
Much later, after the hole in the roof had been fixed and the debris cleaned up, after the cause of the damage finally had become clear, Frank Ciampi wondered: What are the odds?
He is a doctor. He has worked for 18 years in the two-story building in Lorton that houses the Williamsburg Square Family Practice, in the 9500 block of Richmond Highway. He spends his days walking in and out of examining rooms, seeing patients.
What are the chances, as he goes about his routine, that he'll get hit by a meteorite?