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NEW FROST HEAVES REMIX.
If anyone wants a less compressed version, let me know.
Yes, that is the bridge, looped for nine minutes.
In other news, Youtube is gently, but persistently suggesting I monetize my videos.
I might do that in the New Year, once I have a greater number of videos up. Even if I get the job I'm going for, I'm only working 17 hours a week...I'll be more than able to upload videos. Hell, I'm sitting on videos currently, the only reason I'm holding them back is because I'm thinking of doing a class guide to Mass Effect 3 MP, as a kind of warm-up before doing the Dragon Age stuff.
I'm not a fan of the "monetize everything" culture, but on the other hand I do like that it's an opportunity for the little guy to get something out of it. I'm also a pragmatist and a proponent of the "whatever it takes" approach to getting by while finishing school. So, I say, go for it!
It took Jones six weeks and several letters to the House Intelligence Committee before the classified pages from the 9/11 report were made available to him. Jones was so stunned by what he saw that he approached Rep. Lynch, asking him to look at the 28 pages as well. He knew that Lynch would be astonished by the contents of the documents and perhaps would join in a bipartisan effort to declassify the papers.
“I was absolutely shocked by what I read,” Jones told International Business Times. ”What was so surprising was that those whom we thought we could trust really disappointed me. I cannot go into it any more than that. I had to sign an oath that what I read had to remain confidential. But the information I read disappointed me greatly.”
The public may soon also get to see these secret documents. Last week, Jones and Lynch introduced a resolution that urges President Obama to declassify the 28 pages, which were originally classified by President George W. Bush.
The upsides: It will get you some cash while you're in school.
It's work you won't take home.
You won't be on call. Pretty much ever.
It's not forever.
I seriously considered looking for bar back work I could do for a few hours a week at night. It would be nice to have something I could just go do, put in the hours, and go home, and not think about it in between.
In place of an already straitjacketed, comprador-dominated home rule, Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder governor imposed his own regent in the noxious form of Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr, who was until this year a bankruptcy attorney from the multinational firm Jones Day, which is the mercenary legal arm for much of the Fortune 500, including most of the banks that have conspired to destroy Detroit’s tax base.
This summer Orr, acting as the one-man embodiment of Detroit’s now-powerless executive and legislative branches, requested that the city be declared bankrupt. Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes finished hearing testimony last Friday on whether Orr, possibly the most hated man in Detroit, has met all the criteria for Chapter 9 law, including having negotiated in good faith with its creditors. These include the city’s retirees, whose pensions are protected by Michigan’s constitution and, therefore, do not consider themselves “creditors” who can be forced to take a “hair cut,” in Wall Street parlance, in a municipal bankruptcy proceeding. Until just days before he announced his proposal to cut pensions on June 14, Orr pretended that he both respected those protections and thought there was only a “50-50” chance that he would try to pull the bankruptcy trigger.
Even Judge Rhodes thought he smelled a rat, although that doesn’t mean he won’t rule for the rodents. He asked Jones Day lawyer Bruce Bennett – who is, in this Alice in Wonderland legal world, acting as Detroit’s lawyer and, therefore, the lawyer for former Jones Day employee Kevin Orr – if Orr hadn’t acted in bad faith by misleading the retirees.
“I’m the wrong person to ask,” Bennett said.
“You’re his lawyer,” the judge replied, repeating, “You’re his lawyer.”
Bennett maintained that, even if Orr had been misleading, “it was corrected three…or four days later…. Mistakes happen.”
Earlier in the week, Judge Rhodes rejected the NAACP’s challenge to Kevyn Orr’s Emergency Financial Manager powers on the grounds that they unconstitutionally disenfranchise a majority of Michigan’s African American citizens. The judge said the public has a more “substantial interest in the speedy and efficient resolution of a municipal bankruptcy case that affects as many people and institutions, and as much of the local, regional and national economy, as this case does.” He said the NAACP could continue its suit after the bankruptcy is done.
In other words, the people’s right to vote is secondary to working out the financial claims brought by derivatives-wielding bankers. If the people’s franchise stands in the way of Lord’s of Capital’s right to “restructure” Detroit to their liking, then the franchise must be rendered inoperative, at least until the spoils have been divvyed up – that is, until all the issues that matter have been made moot.
"Transethnic" is a thing on tumblr, though no-one knows whether the people claiming the label are trolling or not.
On Tumblr, you can!
Or yeah, this. I gotta start reading the whole thread before responding.
At least I'm not alone.