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Why Facebook doesn’t even pay for Markie Zuck’s lunch

Image result for sneetchesOn INSTACART, ordering groceries earlier this afternoon, I think about ordering something. Not sure, so I Google it. Half an hour later, an ad for it is in my Facebook feed. Now Google and Facebook and everyone are selling each other my data, your data, everyone’s and then the great databank in the sky coop charges them for access to ME and YOU and the grand WE at every change of our computer monitors. Every one is DOZENS of revenue events. Revenue that has a cost to it of course, so these clowns are churni

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List of Presidents of the United States who owned slaves – Wikipedia

No. President Approximate number
of slaves held
While in office? Notes
1 George Washington 317 Yes (1789–97) Washington was a major slaveholder before, during, and after his presidency. His will freed his slavespending the death of his widow, though she freed his slaves within a year of his death. See George Washington and slavery for more details.
3 Thomas Jefferson 600 Yes (1801–09) Jefferson was a major slaveholder but opposed the institution throughout his life and promoted legislation to free slaves. Because of overwhelming debt he only freed a few of his slaves in his will. Most historians believe Jefferson fathered multiple children with his slave Sally Hemings, the half-sister of late wife Martha Wayles Skelton. See Thomas Jefferson and slavery for more details.
4 James Madison 100+ Yes (1809–17) Madison proposed the Three-Fifths Compromise, which counted slaves as three fifths of a person for the purposes of taxation and legislative representation. He did not free his slaves in his will. Paul Jennings, one of Madison’s slaves, served him during his presidency and later published the first memoir of life in the White House.
5 James Monroe 75 Yes (1817–25) Monroe was critical of slavery despite owning slaves himself. He supported sending freed slaves to the new country of Liberia; its capital, Monrovia, is named after him. See James Monroe for more details.
7 Andrew Jackson <200 Yes (1829–37) Jackson owned many slaves and faced several controversies related to slavery during his presidency. During his campaign for the presidency, he faced criticism for being a slave trader. He did not free his slaves in his will.
8 Martin Van Buren 1 No Van Buren’s father owned six slaves. The only slave he personally owned, Tom, escaped in 1814. When Tom was found in Massachusetts, Van Buren tentatively agreed to sell him to the finder, but terms were not agreed and Tom remained free. Later in life, Van Buren belonged to the Free Soil Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery into the Western territories without advocating for abolitionism outright.
9 William Henry Harrison 11 No Harrison inherited several slaves. As the first governor of the Indiana Territory, he unsuccessfully lobbied Congress to legalize slavery in Indiana. President Jefferson opposed these efforts despite being himself a slave owner.
10 John Tyler 70 Yes (1841–45) Tyler considered slavery evil, but he never freed any of his slaves and consistently supported slavery and its expansion during his time in political office.
11 James K. Polk 25 Yes (1845–49) Polk became the Democratic nominee for president in 1844 partially because of his tolerance of slavery, in contrast to Van Buren. He generally supported slavery as president. His will provided for the freeing of his slaves after the death of his wife, though the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ended up freeing them long before her death in 1891.
12 Zachary Taylor <150 Yes (1849–50) Although Taylor owned slaves throughout his life, he generally resisted attempts to expand slavery in the territories. After his death, there were rumors that slavery advocates had poisoned him; tests of his body over 100 years later have been inconclusive.
17 Andrew Johnson 8 No Johnson owned a few slaves and was supportive of James K. Polk’s slavery policies. As military governor of Tennessee, he convinced Abraham Lincoln to exempt that area from the Emancipation Proclamation.
18 Ulysses S. Grant 5 No Although he later served as a general in the Union Army, Grant had control of slaves owned by his wife.[1]He is known to have personally owned only one slave, William Jones, from 1857 to 1859.[2] Grant freed Jones rather than sell him, despite financial need. During the Civil War, he enlisted displaced slaves into the Union war effort and had them paid for their service.

Source: List of Presidents of the United States who owned slaves – Wikipedia

North Korea launches another missile, Japan orders shelter-in-place – MarketWatch

Japan has issued a shelter in place after North Korea fired another ballistic missile late Thursday, according to Japanese and South Korean news reports. The missile was launched from around the North Korean capitol, Pyongyang, and flew eastward over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido around 7 a.m. local time, according to NHK. North Korea previously fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan on Aug. 28. This is the rogue nation’s 13th missile test this year. Earlier Thursday, North Korea issued new threats, calling to “reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes” and saying Japan “should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb.”

Source: North Korea launches another missile, Japan orders shelter-in-place – MarketWatch

A long time ago I made a personal rule to never…

The money is one of the largest financial pledges to charity by a sitting president. NYTIMES.COM

A long time ago I made a personal rule to never criticize, question nor attempt to analyze the motivations of anyone who does anything in the name of charity, but rather just be glad for it. You never know what’s in someone’s heart or why they do certain things. Some people think different and pat themselves on the back. That’s fine, too. Just not for me. On this specific matter, assuming there is no investigation that is, I think it’s stupid that it’s in the news at all, and maybe that’s simply because it’s the President who did it and everything a President does and says is news. Luckily, I don’t care. I’m glad he did it. I’m glad the NY TIMES didn’t write a vitriolic headline. I’m glad for the way everyone in the US seems to be doing a fantastic job trying their best to help out Houston in a horrific time.

Matthew 6:1-8 King James Version (KJV)

6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

The money is one of the largest financial pledges to charity by a sitting president.

Source: Bill Purkins – A long time ago I made a personal rule to never…