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I love Peter Hollens, his music is awesome! He has almost 4 octaves in his vocal range and a college degree in Vocal Performance. He has all of his music on YouTube, there are links to buy it all, and he pays all the necessary licenses for his covers, he's always legal and legit. Ethics are sexy! Did you know he co-founded the U of Oregon's 'On The Rocks' male a cappella group...and went on to compete with them on The Sing-Off season 2?  https://www.youtube.com/user/peterhollens/videos
 
Woohoo! Peter Hollens CD!

A capella artist +Peter Hollens's new CD came in the mail today! For those of you who haven't seen Peter's Youtube videos, I highly recommend giving them some time. One of my favourites is the one he just released, a cover of the Song of the Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI3fkqA9-IA

He was also involved in the viral Angels We Have Heard on High Christmas music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELjgFKACcdQ

If you like what you see/hear, there are multiple ways of purchasing the CD - they are listed on his website: http://www.peterhollens.com.

No, I am not being paid for this advertisement, but I'm happy to support independent artists who make awesome and unique music. I've been enjoying +Peter Hollens's videos for a long time, and it's exciting to see him successful - and pretty cool to now have a physical CD of his music. :-)
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What Does 50,000 Volts From a Taser Do to Your Brain?
"There are plenty of people in prison who were tased and then immediately questioned,"  "Were they intellectually capable of giving 'knowing' and 'valid' waivers of their Miranda rights before being subjected to a police interrogation?"
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"New research has found that an increasingly popular law enforcement weapon, the Taser stun gun, can create short-term cognitive impairment comparable to dementia.

In a study published this month in the journal "Criminology & Public Policy," researchers from Arizona State University and Drexel University examined what they describe as a little known corner of the criminal justice world: the effect of 50,000 volts on a person's brain.

The researchers say their findings are especially significant for that routine part of police work that occurs at the point of arrest — the reading of a person's Miranda rights.

"There are plenty of people in prison who were tased and then immediately questioned," one of the researchers, Robert Kane, said in a statement published with the study. "Were they intellectually capable of giving 'knowing' and 'valid' waivers of their Miranda rights before being subjected to a police interrogation?"

The researchers recruited 142 brave college students from Arizona State to be tased for science. Unlike the "typical suspect," the study notes, whose cognition may be diminished by drugs, alcohol or mental illness at the time of arrest, the students were forbidden from drinking and using drugs.

They were divided into four groups, and five second shocks of 50,000 volts were administered to two of them. The researchers found "statistically significant reductions" in verbal learning and memory; some participants also had trouble concentrating, and they felt overwhelmed and anxious.

"Being shocked had a traumatic effect on some participants," Kane said, according to the statement. "Some were emotionally debilitated by the experience."

The researchers suggest that police departments require officers to wait one hour before issuing someone their Miranda rights after they've been tased.

Taser, the maker of the stun gun examined by the researchers, did not respond to a request for comment."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/what-does-50-000-volts-taser-do-your-brain-n514191  ..
New research finds that stun guns can create short-term cognitive impairment comparable to dementia — which can lead to unreliable statements to cops.
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Yeah want 10 of them please. Can you make um with more voltage? Double or triple or even a little 5xs more will do.
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Becoming the Parent of a Transgender Child
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"I don't know how to ask this, but um," my friend said to me.
"Just ask," I interrupted.

"Well, my boss is in a strange place and I was wondering if you could talk to him. He just found out this his little girl, er boy, er well, he found out that one of his children is transgender. You're the only person I know that's Trans and just by knowing you, it's helped me a lot, so I just thought maybe you could talk to him."

"Of course," I said and he gave me the number.

I texted the man and we began a dialogue. We decided to meet at one of those gourmet sandwich shops.

Now I'm not one for public places, but this was something I felt I needed to do.

I waited by the end of the line, watching to see if anyone walked in matching the description I had been given. Then he arrived.

I could see by the look on his face that he was trying to find someone as well, so I waved and he waved back. He walked up to join me in line.

We exchanged pleasantries as we went through the line ordering our food.

Ken told me that he had attended seminary courses and that this was so counter to everything he had been taught and to the religion he had chosen.

As we sat and ate our meal, he told me the story of how he found out his child was transgender.

Let me first tell you a few other things about Ken and his family. His wife suffers from MS. He started riding in the local Bike MS event, calling his fundraising efforts Ride For My Bride. His youngest daughter has slight Asperger's Syndrome. Ken is doing well for himself which is good because life has given him many people to support. People who need him dearly.

Ashur, as Ken would come to learn, is the name of his son. In Hebrew it means Blessed.

As "Kendra", "she" was the epitome of the girly girl. At one point "she" even owned every Disney princess dress!

Everything seemed normal.

Then one day "Kendra" told them that "she" was gay. Not many months after that, "she" asked to be called "Kasey" which would eventually become Ashur. From there it progressed to cutting. It became so bad that they took "her" to the Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

While there, they suggested that Ken and his family sweep Ashur's room for anything unusual.

What they found was a suicide note.

This is the moment they learned that their son was Transgender.

They confronted Ashur and learned that he had indeed already attempted his plan weeks ago and it had failed. The note made clear that if Ashur couldn't be who he felt inside, there was no point in living.

Take heed of that. When a person is making it known that they wish to take their own life, they are asking for help. When they say nothing, they've given up hope.

In the bustle of everything happening they realized that they needed to bring Ashur some clothes.

They went into his room to gather some for him. Of course, all that was there were clothes for girls.

As they went off their checklist of needs, they came to underwear.

Ken went to get some from Ashur's drawer but noticed something odd.

"There was nothing there," he told me. "All the girl panties were gone and nowhere to be found. I don't know what this kid was doing, walking around commando?! We couldn't find anything anywhere!"

So his wife suggested they go to the department store to purchase new clothes for their son.

"I thought, 'well this is as good a time as any,'" Ken said.

When they got to the underwear aisle, they were at a loss.

"I didn't know what the kid would want, you know?" Ken said. "I mean, we never had this talk. Boxers, briefs, boxer briefs... so we decided to just get him a couple pairs of each and let him decide."

They purchased other clothes for boys while there. It was a new experience for them, picking out clothes for their son, but as they went along they found it calmed them and brought normalcy to the situation. They began to enjoy it.

"Batman or superman? Spider-Man or Ninja Turtles? Suddenly there were so many choices in front of me that I realized I didn't even know my son," Ken said.

After packing everything into a bag, they brought it to Ashur at the hospital.

"When he opened that bag," began Ken, "his eyes lit up like nothing I had ever seen. I hadn't seen a smile on his face like that in ages. He had never been so happy. It was that moment that I knew. This is my boy. I don't care what anyone has to say. When I saw that look on his face, I knew what I had to choose and I chose my son."

It was all I could do to hold back my tears in that restaurant. It was something I wished I had heard my own father say.

"You know, I may not understand being transgender, in fact I know I never will," Ken said. "But I understand this, that's my child and I would rather have a life with my son than a tombstone with my daughter's name on it."

Parents, please see it as such. If your child has the courage to come to you and tell you that they are transgender, then honor that. If you are not open enough with your children then they may fear telling you in the first place. Talk to professionals. Seek help. Remember, this is your child we are talking about. The one you gave life to. Someone you love.

I'm not a parent, but I think it's safe to say that no parent wants to find their child's suicide note.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charlize-veritas/becoming-a-transgender-pa_b_9082832.html
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Peter Hollens' a cappella cover is a stunning masterpiece of harmonies, all from a single throat. This song originates from 1600s Ireland & Scotland. Pure pleasure, his voice sounds like chocolate tastes! 
Support the artist! To buy this song ldr.fm/zF2mP 
:: become a Patron at patreon.com/peterhollens
:: buy his music  
:: subscribe free to his YouTube channels   
:: share his videos often with your social networks, friends & family

Intricate a cappella: Peter Hollens typically performs the voice and beatbox parts of a song, recording 60 to as many as 220 tracks, creating works of depth and complexity.
To increase the video quality to HD, while its playing, click the cog at bottom

Peter Hollens  
:: has almost four octaves in his vocal range (bass to soprano)
:: earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at U of Oregon, Eugene
:: co-founded the collegiate a cappella group 'On The Rocks'
:: performed in 2010 with 'On The Rocks' on 'The Sing-Off' season 2

Spouses Peter & Evynne Hollens
:: professional vocalists making their living via their musical talents
:: produce their own music in their home recording studio
:: each have their own YouTube channels to market their music
:: sell their music on Loudr and iTunes

iTunes or Loudr?
:: Loudr offers MP3, FLAC, and Apple Lossless formats
:: Loudr payment options include credit cards & Paypal 
:: Loudr costs you-the-buyer less than iTunes
:: Loudr pays the artist a larger percentage of the purchase price
:: To buy this song for $1.00 ldr.fm/zF2mP 

The Peter Hollens album with this song is also available in physical CD form 
at Peter's online store at http://www.shopbenchmark.com/peterhollens/  
as well as at Barnes & Noble and Amazon 

https://youtu.be/3hMdoGet2A8

#acappella  #PeterHollens  #ThePartingGlass  
#folk #folksong
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Been playing the Banner Saga and I just can't get it. I mean, the story is ok and the visuals are great but I can't help but think that the combat is just bad. HP for some reason is tied to your attack. So if you lose HP, you lose attack power. What? That's a mind boggling choice and it slows the battles down so badly. Becoming extremely long slogs. It mostly comes down to sending your warriors and whacking enemies multiple times until they finally die. All the while getting hit at range by the larger amount of enemies until...they're dead.

Maybe I'm missing something, it wouldn't be the first time. But the complete lack of synergies or, as far as I can tell, advanced tactical combat has really turned me off from it. Either way, I give up. I just can't deal with it. The story isn't interesting enough. Played it for four hours and I'm getting sick of sending warriors forward, attacking the enemy and hoping they don't all get killed. Ergh.
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Evynne Hollens exhibits an amazing voice and energy I love the slow dramatic start then boom, she rocks attitude! Enchanting 12-second melisma at 2:38, watch this and fall in love with her!
Support the artists! To buy this song  http://ldr.fm/HaRmr 
:: become a Patron     patreon.com/evynnehollens 
:: subscribe free to their YouTube channels 
:: buy their music
:: share their videos often with your social networks, friends & family

To increase the video quality to HD, while its playing, click the cog at bottom

Evynne Hollens 
:: has a three-octave vocal range
:: minored in music at U of Oregon, Eugene
:: majored/fluent in Spanish
:: co-founded collegiate a cappella group 'Divisi'
:: vlogs about their normal lives as parents and professional musicians & creates Voice Lesson videos on her channel

Spouses Peter & Evynne Hollens
:: professional vocalists making their living via their musical talents
:: produce their own music in their home recording studio
:: each have their own YouTube channels to market their music
:: sell their music on Loudr and iTunes

Evynne Hollens vocals    patreon.com/evynnehollens 
Nathan Alef on keyboard  patreon.com/nathan  

iTunes or Loudr?
:: Loudr offers MP3, FLAC, and Apple Lossless formats
:: Loudr payment options include credit cards & Paypal 
:: Loudr costs you-the-buyer less than iTunes
:: Loudr pays the artist a larger percentage than iTunes
:: to buy this song for $1.00   http://ldr.fm/HaRmr 

https://youtu.be/ng4vjZl6B0Y #EvynneHollens #NathanAlef #MerlinShowalter 
#TaylorSwift #FlorenceandTheMachine 
#ShakeItOut #ShakeItOff 
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Hey have you seen this? I recommend everyone watch it, its SO intensely inspirational! <3 Its 22 minutes long, its +Peter Hollens  giving a Keynote Speech at the U of Oregon/Eugene, his alma mater, for the 2015 Commencement Ceremonies !!
If you enjoy this, leave a comment about how it affects you, Peter loves reading how he makes a difference in the lives of people. 
Feel free to SHARE the link to your social media, too, let others be inspired by his words and wisdom as well!
https://youtu.be/mOsNw6tAV9A ...
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+Peter Hollens, +Evynne Hollens​ and +ThePianoGuys will touch your heart with this beautiful performance!
Talented vocalists Peter and Evynne Hollens team up with The Piano Guys to perform a touching song about being there for each other when we're needed most.
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Complex a cappella vocal harmonies of Peter Hollens. Visually stunning black/white cinematography, the foggy views are magical!
Support the artist!  To buy this song http://ldr.fm/ZfFwc
:: become a Patron at  patreon.com/peterhollens
:: subscribe free to his YouTube channels  
:: buy his music   
:: share his videos often with your social networks, friends & family

Intricate a cappella: Peter Hollens typically performs the voice and beatbox parts of a song, recording 60 to as many as 220 tracks, creating works of depth and complexity.
To increase the video quality to HD, while its playing, click the cog at bottom

Peter Hollens 
:: has almost four octaves in his vocal range (bass to soprano)
:: earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at U of Oregon, Eugene
:: co-founded the collegiate a cappella group 'On The Rocks'
:: performed in 2010 with 'On The Rocks' on 'The Sing-Off' season 2

Spouses Peter & Evynne Hollens
:: professional vocalists making their living via their musical talents
:: produce their own music in their home recording studio
:: each have their own YouTube channels to market their music
:: sell their music on Loudr and iTunes

Evynne Hollens 
:: has a three-octave vocal range
:: minored in music at U of Oregon, Eugene
:: majored/fluent in Spanish
:: co-founded collegiate a cappella group 'Divisi'
:: vlogs about their normal lives as parents and professional musicians & creates Voice Lesson videos on her channel

iTunes or Loudr?
:: Loudr offers MP3, FLAC, and Apple Lossless formats
:: Loudr payment options include credit cards & Paypal 
:: Loudr costs you-the-buyer less than iTunes
:: Loudr pays the artist a larger percentage of the purchase price
:: To buy this song for $1.29 http://ldr.fm/ZfFwc

https://youtu.be/SPIefnvgEic

#acappella #PeterHollens  #ScarboroughFair 
#folk #folksong #SimonandGarfunkel  #ballad
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Sadly, now closed. Sign on door says a Korean restaurant will open in the same spot. The food is wonderful here, freshly prepared sushi husband says was excellent; my vegetable Tempura was delightful, and the place had very few customers on this Friday evening. I hope it stays afloat in this economy, its an affordable gem. The decor is nothing special, but if good food is your goal, with good service, this is the place.
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I like Maplewood Community Center because unlike other health clubs, they have no contracts to sign...you join for however long you like, a year, a month, three months....or buy a 10-visit card to 'try it out' if you dislike committing too far at first. They have lots of classes, especially mornings and evenings; as an unemployed person for years now, I actually wish they had more mid-day class options. They are close to a busline that stops on the half-hour; they have childcare; and they have an onsite Subway Sandwich Shop as well as vending machines. Ample locker rooms have lockers that lock with a quarter, but when you unlock your locker, it gives you back the quarter. It has a very large parking lot that is often more than half full, so its a popular place. Its a wonderful place, clean, friendly, has a pool (not all fitness places have pools) sometimes when my mind considers moving out of our rental...I want to move closer to the Maplewood Community Center. Its multiple levels but it does have an elevator, and a wheelchair ramp. A walking track, weight machine area, all the normal things a fitness center should have. Its only lacks in my opinion is not having a sauna, and the pool is chlorine rather than other, healthier ways to keep a pool clean.
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We've used this Pizza Hut at least 12 times over 4 years now, and yes, *sometimes* they get the order wrong, but always, the manager or night manager makes it up to us one way or another for the wait while we get our order re-done. It helps that we always go pick it up rather than have it delivered, so we can catch mistakes there in the store usually. Usually. Once husband got the large pizza home and it must have been newer staff and/or dinner rush cause I opened that box and immediately I could tell that pizza was underdone. Crust was firm but still white, sent husband back with it. He returned with a proper large and another identical large thrown in free, for our trouble and wait. We do have an unusual preference, meatlovers pan with no sauce. I can see how a pizza-maker could get into the habit of starting the sauce on the dough before checking to see if the order has special requests. Once I ordered a personal pan no sauce and the maker put sauce on it then noticed the order was for 'no sauce' and it was their last personal-size dough they had, so I got a medium size pizza for the price of a personal pan pizza. That was cool in the long run. Meanwhile, Pizza Hut has always been my favorite pizza place, and the food is tasty, the price is great (love the $10 sales) and they never mind when I order unusual combos like bacon and Canadian bacon. Now.....if only they had a topping option of shrimp.
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