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George Zimmermans gun auction is why you shouldnt troll a troll

Posted in Trending Topics on 14th May 2016

George Zimmermans gun auction is why you shouldnt troll a troll

The former buurtwag volunteer George Zimmerman who teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, was shot dead now trying to sell the gun in his attack -. And stirred pro-social dragging its most profitable form

Earlier this week, Zimmerman said Florida news outlet WOFL that he recently the gun back from the Justice Department, which he said took after being acquitted of murder for Martin’s death he did in 2013. Rated on auction site GunBrokers.com begin bidding on $ 5,000. After calling the gun a “firearm American icon,” he has demanded that the previously attracted interest in, among others, the Smithsonian Museum -. What flatly the idea denied in a brief statement

“We do not want any item in the list on our website”

The reaction is predictable, but daunting crossing terrible people, vague Internet protests, and was online fundraising. Under criticism for the presentation of the listing, GunBroker.com remove it quickly. “We reserve the right to refuse entries in our sole discretion, and has done so with the Zimmerman list,” said the website owners in a statement. “We do not receive any portion of the list on our website or in any of the publicity.” The item will then appear in the United pistol Group, a “social market” for firearms. After tweeting an announcement of the rifle sold on Twitter, the group has said his users “solely responsible” for the full list, because “we do not auction place,” and that the right to make any money from the sale.

But like many things that make it possible for the public online participation, the auction was quickly hijacked. The Associated Press reported that the actual bid for the gun quickly joined by providing probable joke users as “Donald Trump” and “Tamir Rice” – the 12-year-old boy slain by Cleveland police in 2014 ( “Rice” currently two of the top five presentations about $ 430,000.) Then, an account named “Racist McShootface” suddenly drove the price last $ 57 million with a range of applications. By the time the user has been suspended, a new top bid offered $ 65000000, with the name “Craig Bryant.” Since the bill appeared to have been removed.

The auction money is not the point here

Was Zimmerman ever be $ 65 million or more to get an item whose only claim to fame shoot an unarmed 17-year-old? Almost certainly not. But people are more than willing to give him money in the past, he collected more than $ 200,000 in donations after his arrest in 2012. It is also a bit of interest. Zimmerman has been dragging for fame since his acquittal, to the point of retweeting an image of Martin’s body. Even if he received any money, the auction gives him room to rant against “B. Hussein Obama” and the Black Lives Cause movement, while the use of online criticism to position itself as a continuation conservative hero. And it’s a way of taxing Martin’s family. Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin issued a brief statement about the sale and said he was “laser focused” on the fight against gun violence by Trayvon Martin Foundation, and she the foundation “has no comment on the action of the person who killed Trayvon . “

as always, reporting someone like Zimmerman is to some extent only in their favor. But this is a case where there is no right way can continue. Internet vigilantes can deny Zimmerman money but to draw their attention to the campaign to do it, and it’s easy for a genuine buyer to contact him after they closed. Media coverage can leave his self-aggrandizing statements, but yet still increases. Using spotting the auction Zimmerman does not make it less cruel to make Martin’s family. And completely ignore emboldens the echo chamber of people who think Zimmerman is a hero.

The only people who seem really comfortable situation is the Internet carrion-birds nesting in the auction comments section. “Everything you need to get lives. Fucking losers,” writes Brez Morrell, whose name the current highest bid of $ 485,000 is secured, everyone drags the auction. “I hope that your children get killed,” continued Morrell.

In addition to a different cancellation, the auction is currently scheduled to end in four days and 14 hours.

Opinion: Budweisers America no longer exists

Posted in Trending Topics on 12th May 2016

Opinion: Budweisers America no longer exists

Budweiser is an American brand to begin with, and drinkers is not patriotic about their beer anyway

Oh, Budweiser is an American all right – just not in the way of his cans want you thinks it is.

Now, you can write off by saying that AB acquires a kind of patriotic size Budweiser cans each year, and you’re right, but this particular rebrand says more about the American story Budweiser as likely to admit.

to start with, “Budweiser” traces its origins back to the region of South Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic. The city of ?? Eska © Buda ?? jovice has been brewing beer since the 1400’s, and the German-speaking residents – who “Budweis” called – began brewing Budweiser Bürgerbräu in 1795. They sent the beer to the US in 1875, or about a year for a German immigrant named Adolf Busch has a trip to Bohemia and decided to call his own American beer Budweiser tribute to the Czech brand.

While Anheuser-Busch InBev now owns the brand, another Czech brewery – state media Buda ?? jovický Budvar was founded in 1895 – has made a claim to the Budweiser name, and said it is an indication of the town where it was first created. Although AB InBev beer Budweiser can call in North America, the UK and most of the rest of the world, Budvar the right to the name Budweiser in large parts of Europe and powers Anheuser-Busch InBev to his release as “Bud.” When in court, Budvar remember only people who Adolf Busch testified in a New York courthouse in 1896:. “The Budweiser beer brewed according to the Budweiser Bohemian The idea was simply to brew a beer similar quality, color, smell and taste of the beer then made at Budweis, or in Bohemia.”

If the loss of his identity in Europe is Budweiser’s ties with the Old World, the sale of Anheuser-Busch to make the distinction InBev’s $ 52000000000 back decided in 2008. Not only AB was acquired by a company taken with headquarters in Belgium and Brazil – to enable to take part in the grand American tradition of fiscal inversion – but cost reduction measures work to reduce US remove German Hallertauer Mittelfrüh hop out of the equation and pressure on suppliers of everything from grains to BEECHWOOD use “BEECHWOOD age” Budweiser’s proposed brewing process.

But it is not the point of “America”? To process, to round off the edges, shake the dust of the Old World and effortlessly blending into the new? After all, Budweiser around 8% of the total beer market and swimming in a pool of light lager that is responsible for approximately 70% of all beer sold in the US, according to Beer Marketer insights. When you talk to hear about “American beer” in Europe, slightly lower with a lower alcohol and a minimum hops or malt flavor is still much they talk. Unfortunately for Budweiser, even his mother now knows that assimilation is more problematic than portraying his oorvereenvoudigde crucible.

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry named first unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player

Posted in Trending Topics on 11th May 2016

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry named first unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player

Curry is the 11th player in league history to vote MVP in consecutive seasons and the first waiting to do this because Steve Nash in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Curry received 1310 points from the 130 media voters of the United States and Canada, and was followed in the voting by Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, LeBron James of Cleveland and Oklahoma City teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

Curry is the first two -time winner in franchise history, and you will Chamberlain (1959-1960) is the only other Warriors winner. Following the guidance of Golden State to its first championship in 40 years, Curry’s hand, that success to further complete winning 73 regular season to top it by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls team that has 72-10 this achievement.

in a stunning performance overtime Monday night, Curry exactly how he can participate in a game in a matter of seconds. He returned from a sprained right knee to 40 points and 17 score more overtime in a 132-125 victory against Portland to sit his team in the Western Conference semifinals 3-1.

“I thought he finds his stroke and a few shots, but I mean it was, it was crazy,” said Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who voted NBA coach of the year last month.

“The reason Steph [Curry] is as good as he is, because he can score from anywhere. If you’re out of the three he can penetrate take and press the corks or to the edge. “

Curry, now one of the most recognizable athletes around the world, will be presented with his MVP trophy yesterday at Oracle Arena before trying to close out the series against the Portland Trail Blazers at home last night.

Canelo vs. Khan fight video: Live online stream of undercard fights

Posted in Trending Topics on 8th May 2016

Canelo vs. Khan fight video: Live online stream of undercard fights

In a post-post-Mayweather and Pacquiao world, boxing’s biggest star is undoubtedly Mexico Saul “rumo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 uitklophoue). The defensive WBC middleweight champion will make his first defense of the belt tonight on HBO PPV against England’s Amir Khan (31-3, 19 uitklophoue). As was the case for the last rumo fight, this fight will be contested at a 155 pound catch weight

More:. Rumo vs Khan fight live online coverage, an example, analysis

Included here (at the top of the page), the non-televised undercard fights are taking place for the 21:00 ET PPV telecast begins. The live stream free on YouTube. The undercard fights began at 19:00 ET tonight, Saturday, May 7th, the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fighter on the undercard is Diego De La Hoya, who is the nephew of the great Oscar De La Hoya. He is 21 years old and one of the more exciting prospects in the lower weight divisions. Ireland Jason Quigley, part of Oscar’s Golden Boy Promotions stable, will put his unbeaten record on the line against James De la Rosa

Here is the full undercard fight card.

Powerball jackpot increases to $415 million

Posted in Trending Topics on 6th May 2016

Powerball jackpot increases to 5 million

Powerball jackpot to grow to $ 415M

No jackpot winner in drawing Wednesday raising the top prize.

The Lotto jackpot even bigger growth.

There was no jackpot winner in Wednesday night drawing increasing the price of $ 348 million to an estimated $ 415 million.

Although not craving change, it is far from the $ 1600000000 Lotto prize shared by three winning lottery kaartjie houers in January, attracting the biggest ever jackpot in the world. No one has the full jackpot won from March 2.

Powerball say the odds of winning the grand prize is one of the more than 292 million.

Lotto tickets sold in 44 countries, as well as the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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