Crowd Funded Journalism

“From Kickstarter’s April 2009 launch through the end of the year, 17 journalism projects received funding. That number more than tripled just a year later, to 64 projects in 2010. Growth continued, reaching 168 funded projects in 2014 and 173 in the first nine months of 2015.2

The amount of money put into these projects grew as well, from $49,256 in 2009 and $263,352 in 2010 to $1,743,668 in the first nine months of 2015.

Equally striking is the upward trend in the number of people contributing financially to these journalism projects – rising from 792 in 2009 to 25,651 in 2015.”

Still most money is:
“Overall, the journalism projects produced and revenue gained from these crowdfunded ventures is still a drop in the bucket compared with the original reporting output that occurs on any given day and the roughly $20 billion in revenue generated by newspaper ads alone. Kickstarter-fueled support for journalism also trails two funding sources that have attracted a fair amount of attention in the journalism world in recent years – philanthropy and venture capital, which Pew Research Center estimated to be in the hundreds of millions in 2013 alone”.

So this is a better plan, pay the readers advertising money directly:

News companies are trying to figure out how to make money. Niflheim Media has a new model called The Penny Blogs. Basically we pay readers to read our content. 1 view equals one cent. A comment or share is 2 cents. Niflheim Media also makes money buy telling companies or organization’s stories for a fee. The amount of money the company pays us to tell the story is disclosed at the beginning. This plan needs investment to get started.

The Population Council and Climate Change
“The social hygiene movement represented a rationalized, professionalized version of the earlier social purity movement.[2] Many reformers, such as Marie Stopes, were also proponents of eugenics. Inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, they argued for the sterilisation of certain groups, even racial groups, in society. Indeed, by the 1930s thousands of forced sterilizations of people deemed undesirable took place in America and other countries each year. This continued for several more decades in some countries, though after 1945, the movement was largely discredited.[3]”



Dr. Marshall C. Balfour, a retired staff member of the Rockefeller Foundation, who had been active in population control efforts, died Saturday in. Chapel Hill, N.C., where he lived. He was 79 years old.


What comes out most clearly from an examination of the BSH files is that there are many interconnections between the Social Hygiene, Mental Hygiene, Birth Control, Population Control and Eugenics Movements between 1920 and 1940, and that to understand these movements they must be seen in the context of the broad movement to rationalize and control social development – a plan to which the Rockefeller interest had been won by the first decade of the twentieth century. The BSH Papers will be enlightening to researchers in the history of any one of these fields.

Barry Mehler
St. Louis, Missouri


Mugo wa Kibiru

“The Kikuyu community has come to associate the falling of fig trees (Mugumo) to major events in the political world.

The best known instance was when Mugo wa Kibiru prophesied that the falling of a huge Mugumo tree in Thika would mark the end of British rule in Kenya.”

Mugo wa Kibiru or Chege (Cege) wa Kibiru was a Kenyan sage from the Gikuyu tribe (Kikuyu, in Swahili) who lived in the 18th and early 19th centuries. His name “Mugo” means “a healer”. Mugo wa Kibiru was born in Kariara, Murang’a, near Thika, but his exact dates of birth and death are unknown.

The Persistent Problem of Colorism: Skin Tone, Status, and Inequality

Margaret Hunter

Audi RS4, Audi RS2 & Volkswagen B5.5



B5.5 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Monsoon Radio install security code special tools

Findlay Volkswagen gave me the code for free!

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You must go to the dealership with the VIN and radio vin located on a sticker on the radio to get the security code. The 1 is the thousands place, 2 hundreds, 3 tens and 4 ones to set the code. Then wait and it should clear the safe mode. I pressed the scan button so maybe that did it but I think it’s time. I tried every button after putting in the code.

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