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Amazon Rules the World

Amazonisking

MDC says, Can you only imagine you’re good friends with Jeff Bezos, and you had a great day, and you can’t wait to tell him about it. So you email Jeff Bezos at Amazon to share the details, and then you ask him, politely: “Enough about me Jeff, how was your day?”

Jeff doesn’t want to upstage you-;but he can’t help it, if he’s being truthful:

“Not bad,” he’ll say. “I made more than $6 billion in five minutes.”

This is no joke. Amazon’s stock jumped 7.1 percent yesterday afternoon, on the news of its amazing third quarter earnings report.

At 4 p.m., as the market closed, it was trading at $972 a share; five minutes later in after hours trading, it popped to $1,041.15. And since Bezos still owns about 17 percent of Amazon’s common stock, if you do the math-;boom, $6.24 billion.

That puts Bezos’s total net worth at about $83.5 billion, and should return him to the top spot on the list of the world’s richest people .

He wasn’t the only master of the universe to see a giant leap Thursday. Larry Page and Sergei Brin picked up $1.2 billion and $1.15 billion each, after Alphabet’s stock surged on an earnings report. And Bill Gates is worth an extra $340 million based on Microsoft’s jump.

In closing; MDC states that Jeff Bezos of Amazon made as much in 5 minutes ,than Donald Trump claims he’s worth.

Amazon Porn TV

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Amazon announced it will begin selling a new Fire TV streaming set-top box on Wednesday. But whatever you do, do not go to firetv.com to find out more information about it, especially if you are at work.

The rest of the page is filled with, you guessed it, pornography. Amazon’s new service unfortunately shares a name with a different type of online service: the porn site named Fyre TV, which also just happens to own the firetv.com domain as well.

A name isn’t all they share. Apparently, the illicit site is also interested in letting you stream content to your television, although it’s hardly of the “fun-for-the-whole-family” variety promised by Amazon in its launch today.

Instead, Fyre TV lets subscribers stream porn on-demand to their television sets through Amazon’s competitor, Roku, and other third-party boxes.

MDC says, it looks like you didn’t think of everything, Mr.Bezos.

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Big Buy

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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, told reporters today that his reported purchase of the Washington Post was a “gigantic mix-up,” explaining that he had clicked on the newspaper by mistake.

“I guess I was just kind of browsing through their website and not paying close attention to what I was doing,” he said. “No way did I intend to buy anything.”

Mr. Bezos said he had been oblivious to his online shopping error until earlier today, when he saw an unusual charge for two hundred and fifty million dollars on his American Express statement.

After investigating with the credit-card company, he was informed that he had been charged for the purchase price of the entire Washington Post, which, he said, was “pure craziness.”

“No way in hell would I buy the Washington Post,” he said. “I don’t even read the Washington Post.”

Mr. Bezos said he had been on the phone with the Post’s customer service for the better part of the day trying to unwind his mistaken purchase, but so far “they’ve really been giving me the runaround.”

According to Mr. Bezos, “I keep telling them, I don’t know how it got in my cart. I don’t want it. It’s like they’re making it impossible to return it.”

MDC says, we have all been there buying something.

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Pope defends Amazon

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Pope Francis took on the defense of the Amazon and the environment near the end of his weeklong trip to Brazil, as he donned a colorful Indian headdress Saturday and urged that the rainforest be treated as a garden.

The pontiff met with a few thousand of Brazil’s political, business and cultural elite in Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Theater, where he also shook hands with Indians who said they were from a tribe that has been battling ranchers and farmers trying to invade their land in northeastern Bahia state.

In a separate speech to bishops, the pope called for “respect and protection of the entire creation which God has entrusted to man, not so that it be indiscriminately exploited but rather made into a garden.”

He also urged attention to a 2007 document by Latin American and Caribbean bishops that he was in charge of drafting, which underscored dangers facing the Amazon environment and the native people living there. The document also called for new evangelization efforts to halt a steep decline in Catholics leaving for other faiths or secularism.

“The traditional communities have been practically excluded from decisions on the wealth of biodiversity and nature. Nature has been, and continues to be, assaulted,” the document reads.

Several of the indigenous people in the audience hailed from the Amazon and said they hoped the pope would help them protect land designated by the government as indigenous reserves but that farmers and ranchers illegally invade for timber and to graze cattle. In fact, grazing has been the top recent cause of deforestation in Brazil.

“We got credentials for his speech and attended so we could tell the pope what’s happening to our people,” said Levi Xerente, a 22-year-old member of the Xerente tribe in Tocantins state in the Amazon, after he attended the pope’s speech. “We hope that he will help intervene with the government and stop all the big public works projects that are happening in the region.”

Xerente, speaking in broken Portuguese, said the biggest threats to Indians in the region were big agribusiness invading land and the government’s own massive infrastructure projects, including the damming of rivers for hydroelectric power generation and roads being carved out of the forest, often to reach giant mines.

Francis thanked Brazilian bishops for maintaining a church presence in the rugged and vast Amazon, which is about the size of the United States west of the Mississippi River. But he pushed church leaders to refocus energies on the region.

“The church’s work needs to be further encouraged and launched afresh” in the Amazon, the pope said in prepared remarks, urging an “Amazonian face” for the church.

He cited the church’s long history of working in the region.

“The church’s presence in the Amazon basin is not that of someone with bags packed and ready to leave after having exploited everything possible,” he said. “The church has been present in the Amazon basin from the beginning … and is still present and critical to the area’s future.”

Catholic priests and nuns have taken up the causes of Indians and of poor subsistence farmers in the Amazon, often putting themselves in danger. Violent conflicts over land rights are common in the region, where wealthy farmers and ranchers are known to hire gunmen to intimidate people into leaving land the government has often set aside as reserves for their use.

In 2005, U.S. nun and Amazon land-rights defender Dorothy Stang was murdered by one such gunman in the state of Para. Two ranchers were later convicted of ordering her murder so they could control a parcel of land the government had ceded to a subsistence farming group Stang worked with.

Source: ap

Iphone Protection

 

MDC wants everyone to be protected with their Iphone.

I may date myself, but did any other ladies have pepper spray in their backpack in college? Walking across campus at night was easier knowing that you could carry it. But I also did not take the backpack to parties. So needless to say the pepper spray stayed home on the weekends – though I sure would have felt more secure with it.

Feeling a similar concern but knowing college students rarely travel without their smart phone, a father of a co-ed came up with a useful concept which launched in August. SprayTect provides a pepper spray canister right in the convenience of an iPhone (4, 4S) case. In the back of the case is a detachable cartridge that does not disturb web, camera or talk features. To fire SprayTect simply pull the ‘safety’, rotate the canister and spray.

Yes, the safety prevents errant pepper spray in the backpack. And the cartridge is removable for times when you feel safe. To get comfortable with firing SprayTect a test cartridge – in addition to a full one – come with the case. And as a sort of design bonus, you can actually use the case/canister container as a kickstand for your phone. Other smartphone models of SprayTect are coming too. Pick up a SprayTect for you or your loved one in black, white, turquoise or pink for just $39.95 on Amazon.com. The peace of mind provided are invaluable.

BE SAFE !!

 

Source – guest author