27 Dec 2013

Cubli: A Cube That Can Jump Up, Balance And 'Walk'

Gajamohan Mohanarajah: The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. Once the Cubli has almost reached the corner stand up position, controlled motor torques are applied to make it balance on its corner. In addition to balancing, the motor torques can also be used to achieve a controlled fall such that the Cubli can be commanded to fall in any arbitrary direction. Combining these three abilities -- jumping up, balancing, and controlled falling -- the Cubli is able to 'walk'.

Misandry, Parental Alienation & Child Abduction: Australian Govt In Collusion With Child-Abusing Mother

By Although it is difficult to trust mainstream news sources on cases such as this, the media usually spins whatever tale it wants to tell, this story is all too believable, and appears to be an excellent expose on how the entire nation of Australia was fooled… for a while… by a child-abusing mother.

Internet Inventor Praises Hero Edward Snowden - Statist Shill Alan Dershowitz Calls Leaks ‘Extremely Damaging’

By End The Lie: Former NSA contractor and leaker Edward Snowden was praised by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web this week, while Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz criticized Snowden for leaking the contents of NSA surveillance programs.
The latest discussions about Snowden comes as the Obama administration is attempting to block a federal judge from ruling on the constitutionality of the NSA surveillance programs, one of the members of the White House review board called for expanding the program and even more spying on world leaders was revealed.
In what might be the most strongly worded statement released by a major world leader as of yet, the UN human rights chief likened the global response to government surveillance to the response to apartheid in South Africa.
It also comes after a federal judge ruled that the NSA’s mass collection of phone records is likely unconstitutional, the first such decision since the Snowden leaks began being published in June.
While Dershowitz pointedly criticized both the media and Snowden, Berners-Lee said he believed Snowden behaved responsibly in leaking the material on NSA surveillance.
Snowden also voiced his own thoughts on government surveillance on Britain’s Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message broadcast on Wednesday.
Great Britain’s George Orwell warned us of the danger

AVfM Silent Call In Lines - Honey Badger Radio

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"What Does the Fed Do?" with James Grant - Ron Paul Fed Lectures

FinanceAndLiberty.: Mr. Grant's lecture summarizes the methods the Federal Reserve uses in its attempt to manage the economy through the conduct of monetary policy, dissecting the euphemistic language behind the Fed's actions and describing in detail the problems with the Fed's endeavor to be an "economic seer."

Feminism 4.0: White Knights and Acolytes

By Been meaning to do this for a while, and now the time is I believe, right. The Men’s Human Rights Movement (MHRM) is part of a larger activism spectrum, with feminists on one end – the nasty end – and Men’s Human Rights Activists on the other end – the good end. It is an eclectic mix of sites, blogs and youtube channels gradually coalescing around one single idea:
The reason I include feminism at the shitty end and included a shitty end, is because the MHRM is the answer to feminism, is the positive, and on-the-side-of-the-angels Human Rights Movement, to feminism’s negative and most definitely on-the-side-of-evil and hatred.
In between these two points is a mixed bag of, first, pseudo-feminists also known asuseful idiots,” pawns of feminism, who spout meaningless “women’s rights” rubbish and “I only believe in equality” crap. Aligned alongside them are the “White Knight” men who champion women, and not just demonstrably good women, but all women, because you see, all women are special simply for being women.
These white knights have other names: manginas, male feminists, “traditional men.” But I prefer a simpler more descriptive word – fools.
There are some other types in this mess in the middle of the spectrum that bear closer scrutiny. These are for example, the chameleons, the shapeshifters, the “whichever way the wind blows” types, one minute they’re for men’s rights, the next they’re talking about how women are actually “a bit discriminated against” don’t ya know?

Arctic Ice and Global Warmist Taxes + Look Away Global Warmists - Cooling Causes Widespread Flooding in UK

Bill Still: Remember Al Gore said that the Arctic Ice would be gone by 2013. Guess what?

A Politically Correct Santa Clause

Peter Schiff: Cultural Marxism Does Christmas in the USA. Many Americans now regard a white Santa Clause as being racist. They have a black president so they need a black Santa Clause. Though some argue that Barack Obama is like a black Santa Clause, so they don't really need two of them. Of course, the main difference between the "real Greek" Santa Clause and President 'kill List' Obama is that the real Santa doesn't steal the stuff he gives away!

Massive Awakening Is Occurring - Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan

Cupid Stunts: In the memetime…

By Undoubtedly this will be treated like slut shaming, but probably by a bunch of really stupid sluts, so who cares….


US Stock Market Has Officially Entered Crazytown Territory

Looney Tunes - Photo by Ramon F VelasquezBy Michael Snyder: It is time to crank up the Looney Tunes theme song because Wall Street has officially entered crazytown territory.  Stocks just keep going higher and higher, and at this point what is happening in the stock market does not bear any resemblance to what is going on in the overall economy whatsoever.  So how long can this irrational state of affairs possibly continue?  Stocks seem to go up no matter what happens.  If there is good news, stocks go up.  If there is bad news, stocks go up.  If there is no news, stocks go up.  On Thursday, the day after Christmas, the Dow was up another 122 points to another new all-time record high.  In fact, the Dow has had an astonishing 50 record high closes this year.  This reminds me of the kind of euphoria that we witnessed during the peak of the housing bubble.  At the time, housing prices just kept going higher and higher and everyone rushed to buy before they were "priced out of the market".  But we all know how that ended, and this stock market bubble is headed for a similar ending.
It is almost as if Wall Street has not learned any lessons from the last two major stock market crashes at all.  Just look at Twitter.  At the current price, Twitter is supposedly worth 40.7 BILLION dollars.  But Twitter is not profitable.  It is a seven-year-old company that has never made a single dollar of profit.
Not one single dollar.

The Dangers of Dating a Single Mom

Stefan Molyneux: The unspoken reality of dating a single mother.