Sunday, April 26, 2015

#ISIS 101

Everything you want to know -or- every thing "they" want you to know? Who is "they"? YOU tell ME!

The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State!

When you read this article, make sure you scroll down and read the comments. I found one very compelling, and I am reproducing it here via screenshot (mouseover and click on to enlarge) just in case it disappears later on down the road. I have redacted passages that I do not agree with. I do think the commenter brings up valid points.

Islamic State well organized? The Toronto Sun seems to think so.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pop-up Free Food *Tasting* in Napanoch Saturday

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) announces a free and fabulo­­us Food Tasting to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 12 pm to 2:30 pm at our newest Healthy Neighborhood Store, Peters Market, located at 7700 Route 209 in Napanoch.

Enjoy fresh and zippy flavors for free at a *tasting* of kale salad and mixed green salad at Peters Market.  All the ingredients to prepare these tantalizing treats can be purchased at Peters Market. Recipe cards in Spanish and English will be available so you can learn to prepare these at home.

*The Community Food Tastings are hosted by the “Healthy Neighborhood Stores Project” and are FREE and open to the public.  The Tastings offer food samplings to shoppers of easy-to-make, nutritious meals, snacks and beverages. All samplings are made with items that can be purchased at each market. Shoppers at each location receive free bi-lingual Spanish / English recipe cards and take part in a brief survey regarding food purchasing, cooking choices and barriers to the purchase of healthy foods.*

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wikileaks Publishes Searchable Database Of Hacked Sony Documents

Wikileaks, the website devoted to the publication of sensitive and confidential information, has posted and organized documents from the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in a searchable index.

On Thursday, WikiLeaks published approx. 30,000 documents and 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures, obtained from the intrusion sourced to North Korea prior to the studio's planned release of The Interview.

"Calling the original attack 'a malicious criminal act,' Sony said in a statement that 'we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information.'” (The New York Times)

Media reporters have been digging through the files for stories. You can set up your own dig!

As reports have indicated, previously leaked emails from producer Scott Rudin called Angelina Jolie a "minimally talented, spoiled brat." But other newly released emails are even worse! Rudin also accused Jolie of "insanity and rampaging spoiled ego" in one explosive email. Here's a shortcut to the Angelina mails. Happy Hunting!

Übergizmo blog reports finding several concept images which some have speculated could be for the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4.

Peter Sterne says that BuzzFeed executive chairman Ken Lerer tried to wrangle internships at BuzzFeed for children of Sony Entertainment C.E.O. Michael Lynton and Jake Winebaum. (Capital New York)

Daily Mail North America CEO Jon Steinberg reached out to Lynton for a potential partnership in June, Jeremy Barr writes. (Capital New York)

Check Out: "11 Revelations From WikiLeaks’ Sony Hack Emails." (The Wrap)

Yet another Sony email hack shocker: Sony Pictures execs feared Leon Wieseltier over Steve Jobs film? Listen in as Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Michael Lynton quake over the "relentless and dangerous" critic.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Munk Debate on Russia: Post-Debate Analysis and Commentary

Friday's Munk Debate on Russia saw "con" side Garry Kasparov and Anne Applebaum defeat "pro" side Vladimir Pozner and Stephen F. Cohendebating the motion: Be it resolved the West should engage not isolate Russia.

Prior to the debate, 58% of the 3,000-strong audience in attendance agreed with the resolution, while 42% disagreed. Following the debate, the "con" team achieved a 10% gain in audience support for a final result of to 48% in favour versus 52% opposed. As such, we declare the “con” team the debate’s winners. 

To encourage a continuing discussion of this important topic Munk Debates asked two top journalists—former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief Edward Greenspon, who has reported from Russia and Ukraine during his career and was most recently in Moscow in February, and Steve Paikin, anchor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO—to give their analysis and insights into the debate.

If you missed Friday's debate, you can watch it in its entirety here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

What People Earn 2015: Real People, Real Jobs, Real Salaries

Why you should be a "leadership coach." Or @JoelOsteen - I wonder how much he earns?

I'm not really impressed with this years what people earn Parade magazine's annual salary survey. You got some rich people making tons of money, you've got actors and actresses making those millions, but the ordinary people seem to be underrepresented this year.

Here are two salaries that make no sense to me:

So tell me YOUR thoughts!

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