1. fuelbydreams:

    attn:tSoM 

    Rob Tyner is not someone I have listened to much before.  While watching this video I was fairly confused about the choice of instrument; I have no clue what it is or what to call it. The rhythm and lyrics were immediately scintillating for me. My next goal with music will be exploring early punk. I have several friends that are very knowledgeable and have extensive punk music libraries.  I will likely ask them for help to explore music that is otherwise unavailable to me.  

  2. Chicks dig sludge metal

    — (via fuelbydreams)

  3. Government Surveillance and Internet Search Behavior - Alex Marthews & Catherine Tucker →

    This paper uses data from Google Trends on search terms from before and after the surveillance revelations of June 2013 to analyze whether Google users’ search behavior shifted as a result of an exogenous shock in information about how closely their internet searches were being monitored by the U. S. government. We use data from Google Trends on search volume for 282 search terms across eleven different countries. These search terms were independently rated for their degree of privacy-sensitivity along multiple dimensions. Using panel data, our result suggest that cross-nationally, users were less likely to search using search terms that they believed might get them in trouble with the U. S. government. In the U. S., this was the main subset of search terms that were affected. However, internationally there was also a drop in traffic for search terms that were rated as personally sensitive. These results have implications for policy makers in terms of understanding the actual effects on search behavior of disclosures relating to the scale of government surveillance on the Internet and their potential effects on international competitiveness.
    Related: 
    The American Government  is perceived as a bully in financial markets as well. Laws that require banks with American customers give large amounts of data, but make it very difficult for a foreign country to do the same. Similar issues with taxes of individuals and corporation taxes. The US is the largest Tax haven in the world.
    ht: @thesummerofmark
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  4. What Your Workout Says About Your Social Class →

    jdgentleman:

    Sort of interesting but melodramatic and at the fringes. I don’t see a lot of people pondering or judging about the emotional status fitness indicates. While elitism may happen in ability and leak into judgement of manhood. it’s not nearly as blatant or reactive as this acts. Perhaps it’s something more tangible in an older generation. When you enter gay males’ obsessive body categorization it get’s a bit more apparent and complex.

    I agree with what JD has to say. 

  5. My friend Josh with Brandon on the left. Mt. Harvard, 14,420 feet, 9:30 in the morning. July, 2014.

    My friend Josh with Brandon on the left. Mt. Harvard, 14,420 feet, 9:30 in the morning. July, 2014.

  6. My friend Dylan. July, 2014. 

    My friend Dylan. July, 2014. 

  7. Continuing with structures. 

  8. My friend Kelly. June, 2014.

  9. andrewlamberson:

Girl with a parrot, Queens Village, Queens July 2014

I wish I was as beautiful as this girl.

    andrewlamberson:

    Girl with a parrot, Queens Village, Queens July 2014

    I wish I was as beautiful as this girl.

  10. Please remember this if you ever want to plan on what to do with your money. There is never a bad time to invest for your future. 
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    Please remember this if you ever want to plan on what to do with your money. There is never a bad time to invest for your future. 

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