Spotify responds to Taylor Swift



Spotify CEO says it pays $6 million a year for a top artist like Taylor Swift
In the wake of Taylor Swift clarifying her reasons for opting out of Spotify, the streaming service’s CEO took to the company blog to offer a rebuttal.

Just when I accepted her bubble gum pop adorability she went all Metallica and Prince. Sorry lady I don't feel bad for you. You're filthy rich, your latest album just went platinum (the only one this year and I think fastest in history?!), and it's the labels that negotiate that crap. The reason album sales are down is because that's not how consumers want to consume music anymore; and even with that being the case YOURS WENT PLATINUM so STFU. Welcome to the future.

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Wonderful: both the police AND citizens are arming themselves ahead of Brown grand jury decision



St. Louis police buy $100,000 in riot gear, citizens buy guns ahead of Ferguson decison
St. Louis County police have spent about $100,000 stocking up on riot gear. Gun purchases by private citizens are up as fear rises ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

St. Louis County police have spent about $100,000 stocking up on riot gear. Simultaneously, gun purchases by private citizens are up as fear rises ahead of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

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Mormon's drop the scoop on Joseph Smith



It’s Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives
The church made the disclosure about Joseph Smith to show transparency about its history at a time when some members have been feeling doubtful.

Turns out he took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old.

I grew up Mormon and while I knew of the polygamy of Brigham Young I didn't know about Smith's. I still think it, like all religions, are coocoo for Cocoa Puffs but gotta give'em credit for going all full frontal transparent with their past.

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