• Must Watch Blockchain Videos for Beginners

    Bitcoin, Social Issues

    Blockchain is being considered the biggest invention after the Internet by many technology geniuses and its beginning is just the same as the Internet. It is not very user-friendly and most of the users are not aware of its implications. But I personally believe that this technology can be the biggest revolution and will transform many things in the coming time.

    However, the myths and assumptions revolving around this technology are not letting it be used at its full potential.

    Below I have listed down seven of such videos so that you can understand the technology a little deeper along with its implication in the present times.

    1. What is Blockchain?

    In short, Blockchain has distributed ledger that records bitcoin and other crypto transactions across a wide network of computers that helps maintain anonymity. This video is made by the World Economic Forum that describes its inventions and how it can be used in several other areas, apart from those for which it was first developed. And that’s not it, it also describes of the losers and winners in this technology.

    1. Blockchain – A short introduction

    To understand how Blockchain was established from Bitcoins, this video will give you immense knowledge on it. It shows how cheap the transactions can be if it is made through a Bitcoin rather than the involvement of money. Further to this, it also informs the viewers that how they can create a unique ID for themselves using this technology that will help in the prevention of frauds.

    1. What is Blockchain? | CNBC Explains

    CNBC shows a completely different side of Blockchain by highlighting the fact that this technology has been used for illegal purposes such as to dealings in drugs and guns, but it also shows how it can be used for positive cases. It also states that UNICEF believes that this will bring more good to the society than thinking it as a threat for future.

    1. Blockchain, How it works

    Many of us are still unaware of how the technology actually works. This video will give information on the importance of ledgers, even though they are a little costly. Along with this, it provides information on the cases where this technology can be used, apart from finance.

    1. Understand the Blockchain in Two Minute

    If you are looking for a short video to understand how Bitcoins brought in blockchain technology and the potential it has in the digital market, then this video is a must for you. It tells how Bitcoin is a game changer and explains the features of the blockchain.

    1. New Kids on the Blockchain

    This video is by Lorne Lantz. He is a Bitcoin educator and he explains why the technology is important. He also tells how Blockchain can also be used for real-time activities, especially in cases of problem-solving.

    Further, it also explains how blockchain can be used to save money by the banks for both internal and external shareholders. For instance, it also explains how a blockchain can prove the authenticity of the shoes that you are wearing. Sounds cool right?

    1. Blockchain Demystified

    The video links Blockchain to the Internet by going back to the time when the Internet was invented. It also connects to the 2008 financial crisis that explains why the blockchain was originated in the first place. This will help you to understand why blockchain is important and why it was invented in the first place.

  • Lexington Law Review – Best Credit Repair Company or Scam?


    One of the most popular and reliable Credit Repair Company out there, Lexington Law has more than 24 years of experience and is known to provide credit repair services to its customers along with counsel attorneys and paralegals in some places too.

    There are a lot of credit repair companies out (you can read about them on CreditRepairXP)there which use questionable methods to improve your credit or are hoax companies and do not provide any claimed services so it is obvious that you might have doubts whether Lexington Law is a reliable company or not.

    There are a lot of credit repair companies out there which use questionable methods to improve your credit or are hoax companies and do not provide any claimed services so it is obvious that you might have doubts whether Lexington Law is a reliable company or not.

    But Lexington Law is different from other companies and helps you in following your report as well as advise you on how to improve your credit report. This company has been known to dispute all incorrect information and has successfully solved all these issues with ease. If you are still not convinced, we have provided you with a full review of this company to make a decision for yourself.

    This company has been known to dispute all incorrect information and has successfully solved all these issues with ease. If you are still not convinced, we have provided you with a full review of this company to make a decision for yourself.


    This company offers you three packages to choose from, each differing in its price and the services offered. The initial fee which they take is of $99.95 and then the monthly installments depend on your package.

    If you take the normal package, then you would need to pay an amount of $54.95 per month.

    If you are one of those who has a case of seriously bad credit, then you can take the Concord package at a monthly fee of $79.95.

    If you want to protect yourself from identity theft and want to receive your credit report monthly, then you can upgrade to the Concord Premium package by paying a monthly fee of $99.95.


    Lexington Law provides you with experienced services and is bound to improve your score in no time. Their Concord package includes a special feature in which they check whether your lenders are following the FTC regulations or not, if the answer is no then the Lexington Law makes the lenders remove this information and as a result your credit score increases.

    Their Concord Premium package provides you with this special feature and also protects you from the identity theft.

    Lexington Law undoubtedly provides you with the best services and makes sure that they complete the whole process of reparation. With this company, you don’t have to worry about your inaccurate information and your bad score anymore, they will take care of it all.


    A lot of companies do not like you to see how they are currently working on your case and what progress they have made so far but Lexington Law company is not at all like that. They help you in

    They help you in the tracking of your case and allow you the transparency you want by providing you access to their online dashboard, mobile app, etc. to keep a track of the case status and check how the staff is faring.

    They also provide you call support from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight and answers most of your questions and concerns with efficiency and ease. They have a friendly representative who will help you out through all your queries and can be contacted by phone, email or chats.


    As this company has over 24 years of experience, you can deduce that they are highly efficient in the services to provide and have enough experience to deal with all kinds of credit repair issues. One great thing about this company is that it charges its customers only after it has provided them with the complete service so the customers don’t need to pay for the services which weren’t completed. This shows that this credit repair company is highly reliable and will surely solve all your credit issues in no time at all.


    Animal Rights

    Animal Rights – A two day techno rave held near Connyland Marine Park in Lipperswil, Switzerland is being blamed for the death of Shadow, an eight-year-old dolphin. Normally all you hear about a European rave is drug overdoses, hospital runs, arrests, and the occasional human death, but this time… a dolphin?

    Animal activists turned up to protest the event stating that the constant and loud “umph-umph-umph” of the music would upset the dolphin. One activist stated that “[t]he sound levels dolphins heard were comparable to a pneumatic drill.”

    After the event, Shadow looked disoriented and appeared to be very distressed. She was later found dead.
    Connyland bosses “denied any wrong doing.”

    Might this be the first rave-related dolphin casualty in the history of “thumpa-thumpa”?

    Read more at Sun.


    Animal Rights

    Animal Rights – A Washington, D.C.-based animal protection group, Compassion Over Killing (COK), filed an animal cruelty complaint against California based Cal-Cruz Hatcheries Inc., after obtaining incredibly disturbing video footage of their processing factory.

    An undercover investigator from COK shot footage of the “alleged” abuse which shows “hatchlings with ripped skin and exposed organs being thrown into bins, trapped under machinery and drowned.” According to the lawsuit, the graphic video “documents numerous routine abuses–including acts amounting to felony animal cruelty–that are in violation of the California law.”

    The abuse was originally brought to the attention of the local district attorney in 2009, however, according to Cheryl Leahy, COK’s general counsel, despite the video and other legal statements, the DA said they wouldn’t be filing charges at that time.

    “The systematic torture and reckless neglect of baby birds at Cal-Cruz is not only shocking–it is also illegal under the California Business and Professions Code,” said Carter Dillard, litigation director for the Animal League Defense Fund (ADLF).

    Brian Collins, president of Cal-Cruz Hatcheries, confirmed that the video was indeed taken inside the factory and said he was planning on making a “change” in the policy regarding rejected chicks.

    “I think the employees get desensitized to the actual handling of the bird, and for them, it’s a job. […] Right now, the guideline is every 30 minutes you empty those boxes, I might make it 15 and be more diligent about it.” How kind of him…

    Cal-Cruz “hatches and ships millions of chicks each year to growers who raise the birds until they are slaughtered.” According to a representative from the death factory, the majority of the chicks are sent to “Bauer Family Farms and Carlson Family Farms,” where they eventually end up in the meat department of Northern California Grocery Stores.

    Read More HereHere, and Here.


    Celebrity Charities

    Swearing on Twitter can raise money for charities like UNICEF and the World Wildlife Fund, so let the @%#$ and the $%&@ fly.

    A new online Charity Swear Box is “the modern-day version of the office swear jar, asking people to hand over their pocket change as a consequence of letting curses slip.”

    Once you submit your Twitter name and sign up for an amount that you would like to donate for every naughty word (they suggest 10 pence which is about a quarter), Charity Swear Box checks your tweets for foul language over the course of a month and sends you a notice of how much you have accumulated. You can then choose to donate that amount to one of the charities listed on the site.

    If you are not a foul mouthed hooligan, have no fear, the website encourages you to start smutting up your twitter feed by using the following tweet:

    “Shit! I’m turning bad words into good deeds at http://charityswearbox.com #charityswearbox via @swearbox.”

    Learn more about Charity Swear Box and be sure to check out some of the other incredibly cool projects from Fueled.com, the development team behind this awesome new initiative.

    Read more at the Huffington Post.


    Social Issues

    Social Issues – It’s absurd, but it’s also great. Sweden, wonderful, beautiful, gentle Sweden has finally, after two years, accepted the Missionary Church of Kopimism as an official religion. Within these trying two years, the true believers did not give up, and for that they have been rewarded with legitimacy. If you are Swedish and a Kopimist, you may now feel free to practice openly. And if you don’t know what it is, Kopimism is the religious belief in copying, particularly in the form of electronic file sharing.

    The church has something of a social agenda (which church doesn’t?), and rather than stopping abortions, keeping marriage straight, or keeping homosexuals out of fill-in-the-blank, the Church of Kopimism seeks to end the stigma against “file sharing and remixing.”

    While I’ve not yet read enough literature to convert, I have to say that I enjoy the prospect of openness that the faith promises. Redefining our ideas of ownership isn’t new ground for a religion, and this faith may be in a position to best benefit from the increasingly electronic aspects of our identity. Who can really say, ya know?

    Of course, it will be ridiculed with terrible jokes. Kopimist heaven? Freeleech jokes go here. Kopimist hell? The answer is the cost/speed ratio for American high speed internet. Will there be an extremist sect like the Westboro Baptists who protest funerals because of the immoral acceptance of snatching? Something about a series of tubes? Something about the irony in digital files being more “tangible” proof than most, if not all, of the established religions can give of their divinities? I don’t know, but terrible, terrible jokes, I’m sure.

    Read More at Yahoo.



    Opinion – Russia’s recent plan for a 100-ton nuclear missile nicknamed (of all things) “Satan” may be just a big pile of hot steamy borscht. While reports of these types of “superweapons” conjure images of the Cold War, they notoriously come more as a result of political posturing than actual reality. Previous examples of failed world-annihilating weapons include Saddam Hussein’s “Project Babylon,” a supergun that would be able to launch projectiles into space.

    The Nazis attempted a “sun gun,” a satellite that would collect and focus light into a beam that could blow up a city (how very Hellboy meets Gears of War). These have largely amounted to fear campaigns, hoping to terrify and weaken national enemies while rallying national pride. But not all superweapons have failed to see the light of day.

    America did achieve the otherwise unthinkable and created a true superweapon, the atomic bomb, which was quickly stolen by our friends on the other side of the cold war. The largest atomic bomb was created by Russia and tested in 1961. The 50-megaton nuclear superbomb’s explosion was visible 600 miles away. So maybe it is a possibility that we’ll see “Satan” reigning down on (hopefully just) Russian countryside. Maybe not, though.

    Read/watch More at Yahoo News.


    Civil Rights

    Civil Rights – A new bill proposed by Pennsylvania Republican Representative Charles Dent could potentially have the power to strip Americans of their citizenship in the event that they harbor “hostilities against the United States.”

    The purpose of the bill, officially named the Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA) is to add “‘engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States’ to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality.”

    “The Enemy Expatriation Act (H.R. 3166; S. 1698)… is similar to the Nazi Factions Nuremberg laws where Adolf Hitler took away Germans citizenship based on race, blood types, and those against the Hitler regime,” said Alex Jones of Infowars. While there is speculation that Jones might be a conspiracy junky, there might be a gleam of truth to his statement.

    Essentially, people are concerned that if passed, the EEA will give the U.S. “the authority to strip American citizens of their citizenship just by disagreeing with the government.”

    Considering that President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law these fears may not be baseless, as anyone who is stripped of citizenship could then potentially be considered a terrorist and be detained under the NDAA.

    Dissatisfied citizens could soon be facing a slippery slope with the threat of the “America regime” hanging over their heads.

    Read More Here and Here.

  • soylent pink slime

    LGBT Issues

    Just Weird – Grind together connective tissue, beef scraps, then flavor with ammonia hydroxide – to kill salmonella and other E. coli – and voila, you have hamburgers for school children. The recipe comes from Beef Products Inc., and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is purchasing seven million pounds of it to make hamburgers for school lunches.

    A decade ago, Gerald Zirnstein, former microbiologist at the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), said he did not “consider the stuff to be ground beef,” and Carl Custer, also of the FSIS, agrees with him.

    “We looked at the product and we objected to it because it used connective tissues instead of muscle. It was simply not nutritionally equivalent [to ground beef]. My main objection was that it was not meat.”

    Yet, the U.S. Department of Agriculture still serves the product, nicknamed “pink slime,” in schools. Custer first encountered the product in the late 1990s after becoming exposed to it through British chef Jamie Oliver. Even though Custer brought the treated product to the attention of colleagues at the time, the USDA ruled that the so-called “Lean Beef Trimmings” were safe for consumption.

    “Scientists in D.C. were pressured to approve this stuff with minimal safety approval,” Zirnstein said of BPI’s product which they consider a “high-risk” product. Many fast food chains have ceased using the product, including McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Burger King; The USDA, however, plans on buying 7 million lbs. of the beef byproduct from BPI for school lunches.

    In their defense the USDA said the role of food service inspectors was to insure purchases met “the highest standard in food safety,” and not to determine the merits of purchased products.

    Sadly, it seems as if it is impossible to escape even a little bit of “pink slime.” In 2005 the USDA limited the so-called Lean Beef Trimmings percentage in a serving of ground beef to 15 percent. However, labeling doesn’t reveal inclusion of the product or ammonia-treatment.

    “It’s more like Jell-O than hamburger, plus it’s treated with ammonia, an additive that is not declared anywhere,” Custer said.

    “They’ve taken a processed product, without labeling it, and added it to raw ground beef. […] pink slime at this point in time is a fraudulent lie,” added Zirnstein, who, as the father of a two-year-old son, does not want him encountering the product when in school.

    Does this in anyway remind you of the video clip below?

    Read more at The Daily.



    Environment – The debauchery that is Fat Tuesday ended with thousands of party-goers flooding the streets of New Orleans, along with an estimated 25 million pounds of plastic beads, cups, and tokens. Instead of the items ending up in a landfill, a few companies worked towards making Mardi Gras a bit more eco-friendly.

    Verdi Gras, an environmental group in New Orleans, partnered with Arc Enterprise to recycle the millions of beads handed out during parades. Last year they recycled over 100,000 pounds of beads that were turned in by the citizens of New Orleans, school bead drives, and through recycling bins set up outside of grocery stores.

    This year Verdi Gras and Arc Enterprises joined together and created a float called “Catch and Release” that followed three parades and collected 1000 pounds of discarded goodies. Parade attendees even joined in on the movement by throwing back any extras that pile up on the sidewalks. Bins were also set up along a six-block stretch during the Krewe of Pontchartrain parade to encourage recycling.

    Next year the groups plan to increase the Catch & Release trailers to cover all the parades.

    Arc Enterprises sorts the beads in their facilities where they are re-sold to float riders for other festivities. These recycled beads are not just an answer to pollution, but also to the many workers overseas who cram out new beads each year under questionable working conditions.

    Warning: Video may not be suitable for all viewers.

    To read more visit Nola and Treehugger.

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