CyPhaCon Anti Harassment Policy

CyPhaCon Anti Harassment Policy

At CyPhaCon we do not allow any harassment of any type, this is a very serious matter do not take lightly. Once again Cosplay is NOT consent at CyPhaCon! CyPhaCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free convention experience for everyone (regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion). We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants, staff members, or volunteers in any form. Everyone is welcome to CyPhaCon and we strive to make our event the safest possible for all our attendees.

Street Harassment: Otakon & Beyond

Street Harassment: Otakon & Beyond

Hollaback! Baltimore went down to the Inner Harbor/Baltimore Convention Center during Otakon in July of 2012 and interviewed attendees about street harassment. Some happened in their home towns, some happened at the convention; some by strangers in the street, some by other attendees. We want to make it clear that street harassment happens EVERYWHERE. In no way do we mean to blame Otakon, or make it seem like it only happens in the cosplay community. These are real accounts by real people. To share your own story do a video response, visit Bmore.iHollaback.org or download our free phone apps for iPhone & Android!

Cosplay is not Consent | Awesomecon 2016

Cosplay is not Consent | Awesomecon 2016

WMTV attended Awesomecon this year in Washington, DC on June 3-5. This video is an exploration of the anti-harassment Cosplay is not Consent movement. CONNECT WITH WILLIAM & MARY TELEVISION: http://twitter.com/WM_television http://facebook.com/WMTelevision https://www.instagram.com/wmtv1693/ http://williamandmarytv.wix.com/wmtv VISIT OUR CHANNEL: http://youtube.com/WMTV1693 WATCH THE LATEST WMTV SHOWS: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... OUR SHOWS: Ghostburg Trendspotters Tribe Choices @ the Movies Tribe Update TV Talk Tribe Talk Thank you for LIKING/FAVORITING/SUBSCRIBING/SHARING! WMTV: Are YOU watching?

Why Uber Is A Scam - Math Explains

Why Uber Is A Scam - Math Explains

Ok so I was looking at this graph put on Uber’s website today and thought it looked too good to be true. How amazing that Uber drivers make more than any other type of driver. But I knew from my own experience as a rider that Uber didn’t cost that much. In fact, Uber is pretty cheap if you’re a passenger. Sooooo…. how can uber be so cheap, and yet the drivers make so much money??? Now Uber has cut pay to drivers in Detroit to 24cents a mile , but we’re going to stick to the 90c for now. Uber takes 20% of the total fare from the driver for older drivers. Newer drivers get 25% taken. So we’re down to 67.5c per mile. Then you have to deduct tax: In some LA County's, sales tax is as high as 10%, and Uber doesn’t withold taxes for you. The drives are responsible for keeping this money aside to pay the tax department in April. So with the 10% deducted, we’re down to (just over 60 cents) 60.75c Now we need to factor in depreciation of the car. A car is an asset like anything else, and will eventually wear out and you’ll have to buy a new one. Every mile you drive decreases the value of your car and brings you that much closer to needing a new one. This is a big problem if you drive for a living, you’re going to need to buy a new car every two or three years and the cost of a new car is significant. The IRS estimates vehicle cost to drive a vehicle for work at $0.54 a mile . Broken down into Fuel costs @ an average of 12c per mile Depreciation at $0.24c per mile. Repairs, tyres, & maintainence at 9c per mile Insurance, licence, registration, finance, fees - average out to around 9c per mile So with 54c depreciation, repairs, and fuel accounted for, we’re down to just over 6c per mile that actually goes into your hands of drivers. Given that Uber also asks its drivers to buy things like bottles of water, gum, and chargers for it’s passengers, we can say for certain that driving for Uber pays well below minimum wage or even worse, costing drivers money (as is seen directly in this actual fare uber charged one of it’s drivers). So given the math is so bad, why does anyone drive for Uber? Here’s an example of a post an Uber driver posted - he was $400 behind on the rent, and needed to make up some quick cash. In a way, uber is kind of like a loans scheme. Now for some people in desperate circumstances, what Uber’s offering might be an acceptable deal. But for most people, driving for Uber is a waste of time. I wish Uber would be more honest with people. By our calculations, the amount you’re making as an uber driver is nowhere near $19 per hour. If you drive 30 miles per hour at 6.75c per hour, you’re only making $2.00 per mile - by far the worst choice of any transportation job. This number is supported by Not Cool Uber, who have tracked hourly earnings to be around $2.89 and, after vehicle fees are taken into account, $0. Now – I’m not against car pooling. We all need transport, and I know I am a frequent user of Uber & Lyft. But I think that Uber is going about it in an unethical way, which makes me unethical for supporting them as a customer. Uber could easily fix this situation : by reducing their commission, by making rates more reasonable, by giving riders the option to Tip their drivers, or just by being transparent. But that would mean admitting that they’ve generated significant revenue from effectively exploiting their drivers. So the truth is, Uber benefits from maintaining this status quo. Uber is currently reported to be making $10 billion in revenue per year - and that money has to come from someone. Just don’t let that someone be you. SOURCES http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-03/uber-raises-funding-at-62-5-valuation http://observer.com/2016/01/uber-drivers-plan-boycott-after-fare-cuts-slash-their-earnings-to-below-minimum-wage/ This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, produced and edited by Yohana Yoshe and Janina Soriano. SCIQ ON THE YOUNG TURKS Produced by Jayde Lovell and Bec Susan Gill. ScIQ is a partner of the The Young Turks Network. Follow SciQ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScIQ_TYT Follow SciQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sciq.tyt?ref=hl Support ScIQ on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciQ Follow ScIQ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciq_tyt/ Follow ScIQ on Tumblr: http://sciqtyt.tumblr.com/ Follow Jayde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaydelovell Follow Jayde on the interwebs: www.jaydelovell.com Follow Bec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Instagram: https://instagram.com/becsusangill Follow Bec on Tumblr: http://becsusangill.tumblr.com/ CONTACT For enquiries – please email bec@tytnetwork.com or jayde@tytnetwork.com

Cop doesnt know the law

Cop doesnt know the law

I was pulled over by officer Rodriguez and officer Sexton of the DeLand, Fl Police Department after i was filming the 2 cops in this video. they tried to tell me to stop. I kept filming and then got in my car and was immediately pulled over and given bogus tickets. the cop tells me i have the option of not signing. then gives me a ticket for not signing. he never did allow me to sign the other 3 so they are void. and the one i signed was under duress because i was threatened with imprisonment and there were 2 officers there with there hands on their guns. there isnt even a statute or ordinance number on the "refusal to sign ticket". please send this video to every one you know and favorite it. thank you

This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

#DeathPenaltyFail: A Lethal Injection

#DeathPenaltyFail: A Lethal Injection

A painstaking reconstruction of a real-time execution by lethal injection that highlights some of the very specific issues relating to the USA’s preferred execution method. --- #DeathPenaltyFail is a film campaign to promote the facts, highlight the inefficiencies and push for the repeal of the death penalty in the United States. We challenge anyone to watch the full series of videos on our website and to not learn something surprising: DeathPenaltyFail.org Share the videos and sign up at DeathPenaltyFail.org to get involved and learn more. --- Over the last few years, executions have been on the decline in the US, the practice has been fraught with pragmatic, fiscal, and constitutional problems. This hasn’t stopped the country from continuing to be one of the top executing nations in the world. #DeathPenaltyFail is a campaign to promote the facts, highlight the inefficiencies, and push for the repeal of the death penalty in the United States. Using films, visuals, and the stories of exonerees, victim’s families, and law enforcement, we are committed to educating people about the social, emotional, and financial burdens of the death penalty. Whether you support the death penalty or not, there can be no doubt that the death penalty is riddled with problems, and when that system leads to the taking of a life, the stakes are simply too high to ignore.

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell

Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.) Cameron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameronCRussell Cameron on Instagram: https://instagram.com/cameron_r/ TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

The Truth About the Polygraph (According to the NSA)

The Truth About the Polygraph (According to the NSA)

For the original NSA video in .mov, .wav, and .flv formats, and for the leaflet, see: http://dssa.dss.mil/seta/training_videos.html For a critique of the claims made in the NSA leaflet, see: https://antipolygraph.org/blog/?p=424 For a thorough debunking of polygraphy, with extensive citations (including the U.S. Government's own polygraph literature) that you may check for yourself, see AntiPolygraph.org's free book, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector: https://antipolygraph.org/lie-behind-the-lie-detector.pdf See also these public statements by individuals who have gone through the NSA polygraph process: https://antipolygraph.org/statements/statement-014.shtml https://antipolygraph.org/statements/statement-019.shtml https://antipolygraph.org/statements/statement-022.shtml https://antipolygraph.org/statements/statement-033.shtml http://www.rootsecure.net/content/downloads/pdf/nsa_interview.pdf And for discussion of polygraph matters, see the AntiPolygraph.org message board: https://antipolygraph.org/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl

🐧 Convention Horror Stories! 🐧

🐧 Convention Horror Stories! 🐧

Have you ever just had an experience at a convention that you always tell people stories about? I know I have! Enjoy this journey into some of my "favorite" horror stories I've accumulated over the years! If you have a horror story, just leave it down below!! Follow me around! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Koalois?fref=ts Tumblr: http://koalois.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/koalois/ Cospix: http://cospix.net/koalois/

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