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This shit should have its own thread. For if it happens, it will be the most significant event in all our lives.
Two most important things that you need to know:
1. On July 28th NK successfully test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that reportedly reached a maximum altitude of 3,700 km (2,300 miles) and went a distance of around 1,000 km (600 miles). Experts estimate that if the missile was flown on a standard trajectory it would have a range of around 9,000 to 10,400 km.
2. On Aug. 8th the Washington Post reported that its intelligence services concluded late last month that NK can now miniaturize nuclear warheads on its missiles. It has been known that NK has has nuclear weapons for about 10 years.
So if there is a war with North Korea, it most likely will be a nuclear war, and NK now seems to have the ability to reach most of the US (and Canada).
In other words, this shit is no joke.
The is a map of how far NK missiles will need to travel to hit places in the US and Canada:
If there is a war what will you do?
Well the last thread was deleted along with the rest of my content but the show must go on.
I'm proud of what the last thread became and how many posters got involved, you guys helped not only keep me motivated but keep other posters motivated as well so pat yourselves on the back for that.
Let's keep it up in 2015, what are some of your goals?
as y'all are aware, we have been getting ready to move to a new platform. it's currently in beta form, and we're still working the bugs out, but u are all invited to check it out at: www.allhiphop.com
in this platform, IC posters will truly be the Community of AllHipHop. the IC won't just be a different part of the main website, IC posters will be an integral part of the entire community. we'll be able to make threads off of articles, take articles from other sites and post em on ours, post gifs at will, have access to Twitter, FB, Snap, Youtube, and others, AND we have a dedicated team to customize for future projects.
with that said, there's been some technical issues here on the Vanilla platform that we're currently on. once the move is complete, posters will STILL be able to access this site, but it will be read-only (like the Forum of Fame currently is). as we make the transition though, there have been some issues on Vanilla. we apologize for the inconvenience, we've been tryna make this as smooth as possible.
As yall know, we moving to another platform. This is where yall leave a legacy cemented i stone for all time. Leave your legacy out whatever you want future hip hop heads to know when this site becomes read only.
Saudi singer arrested for dabbing
A popular singer has been arrested for "dabbing" during a concert in south-west Saudi Arabia.
Abdallah Al Shahani, a TV host, actor, and Saudi national, was performing the dance move, which involves a person tucking their head into the crook of their arm, at a music festival in the city of Taif at the weekend.
Dabbing is banned in the conservative country where authorities consider it a reference to narcotics culture.
A video of Mr Al Shahani's dab became popular on social media and thousands have tweeted about the incident.
It is thought that dabbing originated in the hip-hop scene in Atlanta, Georgia, US, around two years ago, but gained a global following when celebrities, athletes and politicians including Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan began performing the move.
The Saudi Interior Ministry's National Commission for Combating Drugs recently banned the move because they consider it to refer to marijuana use.
A poster published by the ministry depicting dabbing warns "people about the dangers of this [move] on the youth and society, and is warning against imitating it".
It is not clear whether Mr Al Shahani planned to dab or whether he got carried away in the moment as he performed.
The singer apologised on Twitter on Tuesday writing, "I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology."
Mr Al Shahani's move has divided social media.
Commenting on the audible voices of women in a video of Mr Al Shahani's concert, journalist Ayed Al Ayed tweeted: "Young woman, your screaming continues and I find it very disturbing. Whoever breaks the law gets arrested. Thank you to the security forces."
"This move has an obvious negative influence on people. No matter what his explanation is, it's unacceptable," tweeted @brakalhmede.
Another user suggested that Mr Al Shahani's behaviour was provocative.
"Even though the anti-drug authority banned this move and warned people not to perform it, this contestant is promoting it at a public festival!!! Does he think he's challenging authorities with these actions?" commented @honest_very.
But some defended the dab.
"I'm sure it was an accident, because I personally know this man and his morals, and he has apologised and shown people that he wasn't aware of the meaning of the move," said TV presenter @Kemmooalharbi.
"This was just a spontaneous move, he has since apologised to the country's people and government and you're still holding it against him?" said @TDouHKejhaQbxdu.
While @asdasd550909800 suggested: "It's clear that he didn't even know what the move means".
However, it isn't the first time a celebrity has dabbed in Saudi Arabia though.
Social media users noted singer Rabeh Sager frequently performs the controversial move during his performances.
By Georgina Rannard, UGC & Social news with additional reporting from Amira Fathalla, BBC Monitoring
The shooting of an Australian woman by US police has raised serious concerns after it was revealed the officers did not have their body cameras turned on.
Justine Damond, aged 40, was shot dead in Minneapolis about 11:30pm local time on Saturday after two officers responded to a report of a possible assault.
Her stepson Zach Damond, 22, said she called police after hearing a noise in the alleyway near their house in the suburb of Fulton.
"At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman," the police department said.
"Officers were dispatched. When officers responded, an officer-involved shooting occurred, which resulted in one adult female victim who is deceased and which has prompted our callout to the BCA [Bureau of Criminal Apprehension].
"The BCA will now further be conducting this investigation, this officer-involved shooting, from this point forward."
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement that she was "heartsick and deeply disturbed by the incident".
"I'm seeking answers to the questions we all have, and will make sure to keep the communication flowing," she said.
Ms Hodges said she understood the police body cameras and squad camera, which were introduced to the Minneapolis Police Department last year, were not switched on when the shooting occurred.
The two officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
A rally organised by local activist Mel Reeves was held at the site of the shooting, while other community members gathered for a vigil in Ms Damond's neighbourhood.
Local media say neighbours are mystified as to what occurred.
Zach Damond spoke at the vigil calling for more information and transparency from the authorities.
"Basically my mum is dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know, and I demand answers," Mr Damond said.
"I just know that she heard a sound in the alley so she called the police, and the cops showed up.
"And she probably… thought something bad was happening and then the next thing, they take my best friend's life.
"I'm so done with all this violence, it's so much bullshit.
"America sucks, these cops need to be trained differently and I need to move out of here."
The shooting has reopened a deep rift between community members and the authorities as it comes one year after Minneapolis man Philando Castile was shot and killed by Minneapolis police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
A video from the aftermath of last year's shooting was livestreamed on Facebook.
It showed a woman interacting with an armed officer as the fatally injured man lay on the footpath.
The local community was left reeling after Mr Yanez was acquitted of all charges exactly one month ago and fired by the City of Saint Anthony.
Leslie Redmond, the vice-president for the Minneapolis NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People), has called for a federal investigation into the latest shooting.
"I am shocked and appalled by the limited amount of information available right now. What are they covering up?" she said.
Minnesota newspaper The Star Tribune reports Ms Damond was dressed in her pyjamas when she went to the driver’s side door of the police vehicle that responded to the emergency call.
She was talking to the driver when the officer in the passenger seat pulled out his gun and shot across his fellow officer.
Remember niggas, when you're in trouble, just call your PALs
You'll get the help you need.
So I just recently went on vistaprint and made my first batch of business cards in order to promote my blog site. For all of you out there that have a card how did it help you and what is the best way to distribute them? Did you just give them to random people? Or where you selective? Also what kind of design/colors did you use? Please let me know.
CNN Drops Pro-Trump Analyst Who Tweeted Nazi Salute In Response To Typo
CNN on Thursday cut ties with pro-Trump political commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted the words “Sieg Heil!” at a liberal activist who pointed out a misspelling in his headline.
“Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network,” a CNN spokesperson told TPM by email. “Nazi salutes are indefensible.”
Lord on Thursday tweeted a link to his column criticizing the “fascist spirit” of Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone, whose surname he misspelled “Corusone.”
“Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you don’t take yourself seriously,” Carusone replied.
Lord responded with a Nazi salute.
The exchange was the latest volley on Carusone’s and Lord’s public disagreements. Carusone on Wednesday said one of Lord’s columns was “bullshit and filled with lies,” an allegation Lord responded to in his later misspelled column.
Lord made headlines in 2015 when he suggested Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro could not be an American and a Latina at the same time.
In 2016, he called the Ku Klux Klan a “leftist terrorist organization” and said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was “racist” for condemning Trump’s attacks on a federal judge because of his Mexican heritage.
Most recently, Lord drew ire in April by calling President Donald Trump “the Martin Luther King of healthcare.”
I'm so shocked that Trump has fans of Nazis supporting him.. Oh wait..
All white garden party in an big house in the middle of nowhere...
People were "handpicked"...
Chuck the only black guy...
Random lone asian...
Alright yall this is a spinoff from the Tax Implications thread that was started by @JonnyRoccIT . I made this thread to help out anybody who has general questions about getting started or going forward, legal matters in business, financing/banks/credit, how to find information, building websites, structure, taxation, business plans/proposals, investing, motivation - anything that has to do with running a business please ask the question here and me or @pralims will answer you promptly.
Anything that has to do with even supplying apps or anything for that matter that can help someone, anybody, somewhere do something easier or better will be greatly appreciated.
To kick things off I have put the topics in spoilers to make the O/P organized and easier to browse for mobile users.
Business Entity/Legal Structures
The simplest structure is the sole proprietorship, which usually involves just one individual who owns and operates the enterprise. If you intend to work alone, this structure may be the way to go. The tax aspects of a sole proprietorship are appealing because the expenses and your income from the business are included on your personal income tax return, Form 1040. Your profits and losses are recorded on a form called Schedule C, which is filed with your 1040. The "bottom-line amount" from Schedule C is then transferred to your personal tax return. This is especially attractive because business losses you suffer may offset the income you have earned from your other sources.
As a sole proprietor, you must also file a Schedule SE with Form 1040. You use Schedule SE to calculate how much self-employment tax you owe. In addition to paying annual self-employment taxes, you must make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in federal taxes for the year after deducting your withholding and credits, and your withholding will be less than the smaller of:
1) 90 percent of the tax to be shown on your current year tax return or
2) 100 percent of your previous year's tax liability.
The federal government permits you to pay estimated taxes in four equal amounts throughout the year on the 15th of April, June, September and January. With a sole proprietorship, your business earnings are taxed only once, unlike other business structures. Another big plus is that you will have complete control over your business--you make all the decisions. There are a few disadvantages to consider, however. Selecting the sole proprietorship business structure means you are personally responsible for your company's liabilities. As a result, you are placing your assets at risk, and they could be seized to satisfy a business debt or a legal claim filed against you.Raising money for a sole proprietorship can also be difficult. Banks and other financing sources may be reluctant to make business loans to sole proprietorships. In most cases, you will have to depend on your financing sources, such as savings,
home equity or family loans.
If your business will be owned and operated by several individuals, you'll want to take a look at structuring your business as a partnership. Partnerships come in two varieties: general partnerships and limited partnerships. In a general partnership, the partners manage the company and assume responsibility for the partnership's debts and other obligations. A limited partnership has both general and limited partners. The general partners own and operate the business and assume liability for the partnership, while the limited partners serve as investors only; they have no control over the company and are not subject to the same liabilities as the general partners.
Unless you expect to have many passive investors, limited partnerships are generally not the best choice for a new business because of all the required filings and administrative complexities. If you have two or more partners who want to be actively involved, a general partnership would be much easier to form.
One of the major advantages of a partnership is the tax treatment it enjoys. A partnership does not pay tax on its income but "passes through" any profits or losses to the individual partners. At tax time, the partnership must file a tax return (Form 1065) that reports its income and loss to the IRS. In addition, each partner reports his or her share of income and loss on Schedule K-1 of Form 1065.
Personal liability is a major concern if you use a general partnership to structure your business. Like sole proprietors, general partners are personally liable for the partnership's obligations and debts. Each general partner can act on behalf of the partnership, take out loans and make decisions that will affect and be binding on all the partners (if the partnership agreement permits). Keep in mind that partnerships are also more expensive to establish than sole proprietorships because they require more legal and accounting services.
The other portion is in the next post
As for what state is best to incorporate in, it really depends on what type of business you're trying to build. Please PM me and I may be able to assist you.
For motivation give these books a read:
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Feel free to post if yall can contribute, anything is plenty.
This discussion was created from comments split from: ADHD! SHUT DA F*** UUUUUUP!!!!.
Don’t get caught up in the hype that LaVar Ball and Big Baller Brand have racked up millions of dollars in sales of Lonzo Ball’s signature shoe. Even at $495 each.
The sneakerheads at Nice Kicks did some legwork to refute the rumors that Ball’s ZO2 Prime had sold 5,000 pairs in as little as four hours after its initial release. Like most internet rumors, that turned out to be bunk. Matt Halfhill over at Nice Kicks explained in a post how they figured out the number is much, much lower.
Basically, Halfhill ordered a pair a few hours before Chad Johnson ordered a pair and posted his confirmation email on social media. By Halfhill’s count, just 34 total transactions on the entire Big Baller Brand site had occured between those two orders, and that could have been for shirts, hats, and anything else there that isn’t a pair of very expensive shoes.
When another Nice Kicks staffer ordered a pair of shorts the next day, the transaction number simply didn’t account for thousands of shoe orders—there were just 328 individual purchases.
Out of the 328 transactions that happened on BigBallerBrand.com in the first 24 hours that the shoes were offered for sale, we tracked that a total of just 263 pairs of sneakers had sold in both signed and unsigned versions of the ZO2 Prime.
While we have no access to sales receipts, transactions or traffic data, we have been monitoring the inventory levels of the footwear listed on BigBallerBrand.com. After noting the initial product levels at the start and deducting the current units sold, we can confidently say that 210 pairs of unsigned ZO2 Primes had sold (103 pairs in size 8.5 alone), along with 53 autographed ZO2 Primes.
While it’s tough to confirm anything here from a secondary source and incredibly unlikely the Balls are going to talk down rumors of big sales, the logic used by Nice Kicks here makes sense. And then there’s the big sales numbers that don’t match the actual sales thus far.
Not accounting for shipping or sales tax (that doesn’t appear to be properly applied to transactions anyways), the total revenue for footwear in the first 24 hours was $157,685, based on the numbers sold for signed, unsigned, and the larger sizes that are priced at an extra $200.
While $157,685 is an incredible amount of sales in one day, it is far from the $2.5 million that numerous outlets have reported today online.
It’s an interesting look at the reality of the shoe business, an industry the Balls are now going it alone in. Though opting not to sign with a major shoe company is clearly not a decision to take lightly, the Balls seemed forced to do so. Talks with Nike blew up and the pursuit of growing Big Baller Brand as a whole was sidetracked by talk of top tier price points. LaVar Ball wanted to package his three sons into a single billion-dollar shoe contract, and the companies that dominate the industry wanted nothing to do with it.
While the initial release on Thursday created a huge amount of Internet buzz—both good and bad—it didn’t immediately translate into massive sales. Like Stephon Marbury warned, it’s very difficult to grow a brand on your own. It’s easy to LaVar Ball to get people talking about him, his sons and their very expensive shoes, but actually convincing people to buy them takes a lot more than calling them “premium” and walking away.
Considering all three right now. Nothing else is working. Currently a senior in college but can't finish because shit is too expensive in Atlanta and I'm 28k in loans. Current GPA is 3.7. current major is Management Information Systems. Job experience heavy in data entry, admin and operations support, as well as business development. Does anyone has advice that would be the best choice? I would like to make a decision by August.
B-B-BUT THE NRA ISN'T RACIST AT ALL AND WANTS BLACK MEMBERS
Grant Stinchfield, a host at the NRA’s online television network, made more incendiary comments about Black Lives Matter activists allegedly stoking “racial hatred” against white people.
Via Media Matters, Stinchfield began a segment on his show by noting that “race relations are strained here in America after eight years of Barack Obama,” although he conceded that they are “nowhere is near as bad as it is in South Africa where white families are being tortured and killed almost every day in racist violence.”
That said, Stinchfield’s guest, Chuck Holton, cautioned viewers to remain vigilant because Black Lives Matter activists could stoke enough animosity to inspire similar violence against white people in the United States.
“Right, you know the parallels between what’s happening in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence we’re seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd,” he said. “If we continue to let this get out of control, to go down this path of this racial tension, this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd.”
Holton did not cite any specific sources for his information that white people in South Africa are allegedly being slaughtered on a mass scale, but he continued to insist that it would happen in the United States if the Black Lives Matter movement succeeded.
“This has to stop, and if you want to see why it has to stop, you look at South Africa,” he said. “Over — between three and four thousand white South Africans have been killed in the most horrific ways, brutalized, raped, tortured, drug behind cars, had drills taken to them. Some really horrific things.”
GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): Our race relations are strained here in American after eight years of Barack Obama, but nowhere is near as bad as it is in South Africa where white families are being tortured and killed almost every day in racist violence. It is a warning for the United States that you will never hear from the mainstream media in this country. Veteran Army Ranger and Frontlines correspondent Chuck Holton joins me with more on this. Chuck, I know you’ve been looking into this, particularly doing some research, and really the things that we’re starting to learn are frightening and I guess it's not shocking that the mainstream media is not talking about this.
CHUCK HOLTON: Right, you know the parallels between what’s happening in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence we’re seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd, from people like Louis Farrakhan and his minions, is happening in spades in South Africa. The violence against farmers is being called for by government officials, it's being celebrated by politicians, and the scary thing is, it's kind of a warning for what could happen in the United States if we continue to let this get out of control, to go down this path of this racial tension, this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd.
HOLTON: This has to stop, and if you want to see why it has to stop, you look at South Africa. Over -- between three and four thousand white South Africans have been killed in the most horrific ways, brutalized, raped, tortured, drug behind cars, had drills taken to them. Some really horrific things.
"Walking into a room where you get shut down does not open a line of communication so change can happen," said one of the top African-American officials in the White House.
Omarosa Manigault, a senior aide to President Trump and one of the highest ranking African-American officials now in the White House, was met with turned backs from activists and hecklers during a panel interview at the National Association of Black Journalists conference Friday.
"I came out to laughter as if this was a joke," Manigault said to the crowd, taking issue with a perceived lack of sympathy over her introduction that she lost her father and brother to violence in Ohio.
"Walking into a room where you get shut down does not open a line of communication so change can happen," Manigault later added.
Manigault, the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, is the only representative of the Trump administration to attend the conference. In doing so and taking on biting questions from reporters and activists, Manigault played a role that has been frequently embraced by a White House that has revelled in sparring with perceived political opponents.
Manigault acknowledged that she’s often the only black person at the table in White House meetings, but told other panelists that she didn’t “want to hear a lecture” on their anger at Donald Trump.
The panel she was on — entitled Black and Blue: Raising Our Sons, Protecting Our Community — opened with Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, and Sandra Sterling, the aunt of Alton Sterling. Both men had been killed by police officers.
Asked specifically about Trump’s recent comments suggesting police officers should be rougher with suspects and if she spoke to the president about what he said, Manigault said that she would not “disclose confidential conversations” with Trump, but that she has invited law enforcement to the White House to discuss the issue.
“I’m not going to stand here and defend everything about Donald Trump,” she said.
As she fended off questions about Trump, Manigault at one point accused the moderator of being “aggressive,” took the microphone and decided to stand up and walk the stage.
Asked by a BuzzFeed News reporter on the panel about what influence she has in the administration on policing, she said that because she does not work at the Justice Department, “it’s not even part of my portfolio.”
Brittany Packnett — a Ferguson protester who rose to prominence inside the Black Lives Matter movement as a part of the policy group Campaign Zero, and a well-respected activist on race, justice, and policing — was among the less than ten protesters who stood with their backs to Manigault as she spoke.
"I deeply respect the NABJ as an important institution for black voices in mainstream media," Packnett said after. "But I am not a journalist, I am an activist, and on my personal time. Thus far, the actions of this White House have been deeply detrimental to black people and reversed progress on ending police violence. Until that changes, I will stand with thousands everywhere to protest these actions, and build safe communities that allow us all to thrive."
Manigault, a breakout star in the first season of The Apprentice, has been the focus of swirling drama at the conference. Some of the planned participants and the original moderator for the panel pulled out after Manigault was added to the roster, Page Six reported.
Prior to the panel beginning, panelists had been told Manigault was going to appear on stage alone with moderator Ed Gordon. But only seconds before the panel started, those plans were changed and panelists were told that Manigault wanted to join them on stage.
All day Thursday, as word spread that Manigault would be on the panel, attendees expressed private dismay that she had been invited to participate with the relatives of Castile and Sterling, even after Trump’s comments about police treatment of suspects. Sarah Glover, the president of NABJ, wrote an open letter personally inviting the president, but it's unclear if the White House had ever given an official response about the president's attendance.
April Ryan, a White House reporter who has at times been the target of attacks from Manigault and has accused her of trying to ruin her career (the pair used to be friends), is being honored as the organization's journalist of the year. Ryan declined to comment when asked about Manigault’s appearance at the conference.
Another prominent black journalist told a reporter that it was unclear why the organization had made the decision at the last minute to invite her. "It's kind of just, like, what's the point?"
The tension did not dissipate by the time Manigault walked off the stage before the panel was complete. Gordon was open with his frustration with NABJ leadership’s decision to invite her to the conference towards the panel’s conclusion.
“I'll see y'all at the White House Christmas party in December," Gordon said, raising his fist after Manigault walked out.
I noticed that a lot of people had pets in the Summer Pics thread so I decided to make a thread dedicated to the pets of the IC...
Here's mine. Isis my 13 year old Siberian Husky. To say I love this dog is an understatement. She's the best dog I've ever had.