[video] Female Baltimore Teacher FIGHTS Student, Student Arrested for ASSAULT

At what point does being a teacher stop and self defense begin? This student who admittedly is a behavior problem by her family has probably been disrespectful to this teacher and finally pushed her over the edge. Not to excuse the teacher for fighting with this student but we all have our breaking point. If the teacher has a stellar record thus far then she should face minimal discipline for this incident and go through some type of retraining and be transferred to another school.

via The Root

Baltimore City teacher has been placed on administrative leave, and a female student has been charged with assault, after a classroom incident involving a cellphone turned violent and the bulk of it was caught on tape.


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[video] Alabama Pastor Confesses to Having Sex with Church Members & Having Full Blown AIDS

This dude is the scum of the earth and used his influence to rob, scam and possibly in effect church members with the A.I.D.S virus all in the name of the Lord.

The pastor of an Alabama Baptist church has confessed that he knowingly exposed women congregants to HIV by having sex with them while ill with AIDS. Montgomery’s WSFA Channel 12 reported that now ex-Pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church made a series of revelations to the congregation in sermons that have left parishioners shaken, angry and confused.

McFarland has admitted to misuse of church funds, taking illicit drugs and seducing multiple women congregants, all the while knowing that he was suffering from full-blown AIDS.

[video] Dining on Dogs: VICE Reports (Trailer)

Animal activists are gonna freak out when this dops.

Southern China has always had a tradition of dining on dogs—people from other parts of the country even joke that Southerners will eat anything with legs but the dinner table. But despite becoming more prosperous in the 1990s, Yulin has maintained the unique tradition of holding a canine banquet every summer.

Animal rights activists across China and the rest of the globe have increasingly condemned the Dog Meat Festival, calling for an immediate stop to eating man’s best friend. They say the dog meat trade is illegal, unregulated, and cruel. Many claim that numerous dogs that end up in cooking pots are stolen pets or diseased strays.

In 2013, the Yulin festival gathered so much negative press that this year, the local government denied the Summer Solstice dog-eating tradition ever even existed. But that hasn’t stopped locals from celebrating—nor has it stopped die-hard activists from flooding the town to try and rescue dogs before the slaughter.

VICE Reports headed to Yulin this year to get to the bottom of the most controversial festival in China.

Last Dance for the Playboy King of Swaziland?

Photo of young women during the reed dance.

Some of the estimated 30,000 young women participating in the annual Umhlanga ceremony, or Reed Dance, sing as they wait to present their reeds to King Mswati III in 2012.


Jonathan W. Rosen

for National Geographic


LOBAMBA, Swaziland—It’s fast approaching dusk at the Ludzidzini Royal Compound when King Mswati III makes his long-awaited entrance.


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[video] The Death of King Dollar

Many have predicted that the dollar will eventually fall and this short documentary continues that philosophy. The guys who put this together also claim to have the know how on how to combat this oncoming crisis. I don’t know about that claim but this video should provoke some thought on where our financial system is heading.

[video] André 3000 on Playing Jimi Hendrix – David Letterman

3000 speaks to David Letterman on his upcoming role playing rock n roll legend Jimi Hendrix. I don’t think the Hendrix estate is in support of this movie at all, which has been reported to have detrimental effects on the success of these type of biopics.

There is reportedly no original Hendrix music used in the film due to the family’s blockage.We will see how it does.  I am adding the trailer after the cut just in case you haven’t seen it yet:

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While the validity of this study will be highly contested, ask yourself do you know someone who needs a joint to jumpstart their day like a cup of caffeine? Chances are that person has an addiction, whether mild or full blown…they are reliant on something outside of themselves to make themselves feel complete, so maybe we should be asking just exactly what defines “addiction?” 

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[video] KILL THE MESSENGER (Story of The Real Rick Ross)

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That headline is a bit misleading. It is actually the story of Gary Webb who discovered how the C.I.A was implicit in the drug trade and using the likes of the real Rick Ross to funnel massive amounts of drugs into the country and using the profits to fund various wars.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to allegations that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications — and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

Rolls-Royce to add ‘robotic’ chauffeur

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Rolls-Royce is set to join the race to delete the driver – and the chauffeur too.

The iconic British luxury car maker is looking to its parent company, BMW, to adopt autonomous driving technologies before the end of the decade.

“But we have already autonomous driving – we have chauffeurs,” joked Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Muller-Otvos while speaking to Drive at the Paris motor show last week.

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This up close and personal expose sheds light on one of the darkest blocks in NYC. When night falls in Harlem, USA Lexington Avenue becomes home to what some might refer to as the “Walking Dead.” The videographer brings this slice of life alive with his Canon 7D HD camera, giving you a peep into a world seldom seen. Viewer Discretion is advised..be advised.

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via Futurity

U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — Melanin—the pigment that colors squid ink—may someday power a new generation of biologically friendly electronic devices.

The researchers say the potential applications include medical sensors and tissue stimulation treatments.

Led by Professor Paul Meredith and Associate Professor Ben Powell at the University of Queensland, an international team of scientists has published a study that offers new insight into the electrical properties of the pigment and its biologically compatible “bioelectronic” features.

“Semiconductors are arguably the most important modern day high-tech material—they drive all modern electronics,” says Meredith.

“The majority of semiconductors are made from inorganic elements or compounds such as silicon or gallium arsenide.”

Organic semiconductors, on the other hand, are a relatively new member of the semiconductor family and are composed of molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, and other elements.

“There are very few examples of natural organic semiconductors and melanin was thought to be the very first example, demonstrated to be such in the early 70s,” says Meredith.

Powell says that in semiconductors, such as those found in computers and mobile phones, electrons carry the electrical current. However, in biological systems, such as brains and muscles, ions carry the current.

“We’ve now found that in melanin, both electrons and ions play important roles,” he says.

The study—published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—points to a new way of interfacing conventional electronics to biological systems using a combination of ion-and-electron conducting biomaterials such as melanin.

“Melanin is able to ‘talk’ to both electronic and ionic control circuitry and hence can provide that connection role,” says Meredith about the study’s finding, the culmination of ten years of research and experiments.

“There are very few materials that meet these compatible bioelectronic requirements, and an insight into melanin’s important biological functions and properties has been really crucial in this study.”

In recent years, the electronics industry has been driven to develop materials and components that are cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

“There is a realization that in many such applications, we should move on from the relatively more expensive inorganic semiconductors. We need cheaper, safer electronic materials with greener credentials,” says Meredith.

“Organic conductors and semiconductors are widely viewed has having enormous potential in this regard, and in the area of medical sensors and devices, biocompatibility will be a key requirement.”

The team is currently working on creating ion-based electrical devices using melanin, with a view to ultimately connect them to actual biological systems.

“A critical area that one could foresee for bioelectronics is stimulating or repairing signal-carrying pathways in tissues such as muscle or brain,” says Meredith.

Additional researchers from University of Queensland contributed to the study, as well as researchers at Lancaster University, and institutions in the United Kingdom and Poland.