As US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show, USAID has worked in conjunction with other arms of the US government to further US foreign policy goals in Ecuador. USAID programs were used to garner support for Plan Colombia, the US-supported militarisation of drug interdiction efforts in Colombia. The agency’s “democracy promotion” activities were a key element of the US Embassy’s strategies to prevent Ecuador joining Latin America’s “pink tide”. — WikiLeaks’ Quito cables show how USAID undermined sovereignty | Green Left Weekly
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Now, this is arguably the Waterloo for the concept of the big bundle, the telecom industry’s cash cow that lumps together expensive cable packages with limited choices and often ties them to Internet and home phone service. One study believes that if cable subscribers were allowed to choose their stations one by one, or even in smaller groups, the telecoms would lose $70 billion of revenue (about 50 percent of the industry) in a year.
HBO just took the first step toward that new reality. — This Is the Beginning of the End of Cable (via popmech)
August’s Smart Lock Goes On Sale Online And At Apple Retail Stores For $250 | TechCrunchThat said, the August unit didn’t operate perfectly all the time. Every now and then it didn’t recognize my phone as I approached the door. One time I made it all the way to the door before realizing that I was no longer signed into the app for some reason. There was also one late night when a stranger opened the door and walked into the house when August should have auto-locked the door. (The stranger was trying to enter our next-door neighbor’s house and didn’t realize he was at the wrong door.)
If my thermostat or lighting malfunctions, I can live with that. If the lock malfunctions it’s time to get a new lock.
Made some cover art for the album I’m working on. Yay or nay?
Cornel West arrested in Ferguson (10/13/14). That’s how they’re feeling out there. Wow.
Bad move, STL PD.
So I just got on Tinder, and within the first 5 minutes I got a match, and when she asked what I was doing, I said my dog was sleeping in my lap while I watched Anthony Bourdain on Netflix, and she didn’t respond.
Is this how people date now?
It’s like looking in a mirror
I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS
Talk to your parents about the 90’s.
Best D.A.R.E campaign video ever
Poor guy probably just had hay fever.