The National Security Agency (NSA) is an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes – a discipline known as signals intelligence (SIGINT). NSA is concurrently charged with protection of U.S. government communications and information systems against penetration and network warfare. Although many of NSA's programs rely on "passive" electronic collection, the agency is authorized to accomplish its mission through active clandestine means, among which are physically bugging electronic systems and allegedly engaging in sabotage through subversive software. Moreover, NSA maintains physical presence in a large number of countries across the globe, where its Special Collection Service (SCS) inserts eavesdropping devices in difficult-to-reach places. SCS collection tactics allegedly encompass "close surveillance, burglary, wiretapping, breaking and entering".
"Millions" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Pusha T featuring Rick Ross, which was originally released as a promotional single for Pusha T's upcoming album My Name Is My Name on January 29, 2013. It was later revealed that the song would not be featured on the album. It was also included on his 2013 mixtape Wrath of Caine. The song peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The music video for "Millions" was directed by Samuel Rogers, and filmed during late January 2013. On January 24, Def Jam released a trailer for the music video. The full video was released on February 11, 2013. It was described as "massively cliched, full of drug-dealer iconography: Guns, expensive cars, beautiful but duplicitous girls, and police raids" by Stereogum, but explained that it worked due to the charisma of both rappers.
"Stole" is a song by American recording artist Kelly Rowland. It was written and co-produced by Dane Deviller, Sean Hosein and Steve Kipner and recorded for Rowland's solo album Simply Deep (2002). Generally well received by music critics, the lyrics of the track chronicle three different scenarios with young people, whose lives are drastically changed by the aftermaths of a suicide and a school shooting.
A stole is typically narrower than a shawl, and of simpler construction than a cape; being a length of a quality material, wrapped and carried about the shoulders or arms. Lighter materials such as silk and chiffon are simply finished, that is, cropped, hemmed and bound; heavier materials such as fur and brocade are often lined as well.
A stole can also mean a fur or set of furs, (usually fox) worn as a stole with a suit or gown; the pelage or skin, of a single animal (head included) is generally used with street dress while for formal wear a finished length of fur using the skins of more than one animal is used; the word stole stands alone or is used in combination: fur stole, mink stole, the namesake of DreamlanderMink Stole.
The stole is a liturgicalvestment of various Christiandenominations. It consists of a band of colored cloth, formerly usually of silk, about seven and a half to nine feet long and three to four inches wide, whose ends may be straight or may broaden out. The center of the stole is worn around the back of the neck and the two ends hang down parallel to each other in front, either attached to each other or hanging loose. The stole is almost always decorated in some way, usually with a cross or some other significant religious design. It is often decorated with contrasting galloons (ornamental trim) and fringe is usually applied to the ends of the stole following Numbers 15:38-39. A piece of white linen or lace may be stitched onto the back of the collar as a sweat guard which can be replaced more cheaply than buying a new stole.
Etymology and history
The word stole derives via the Latinstola, from the Greek στολή (stolē), "garment", originally "array" or "equipment".
The stole was originally a kind of shawl that covered the shoulders and fell down in front of the body; on women they were often very large indeed. After being adopted by the Church of Rome about the seventh century (the stole having also been adopted in other locales prior to this), the stole became gradually narrower and so richly ornamented that it developed into a mark of dignity. Nowadays, the stole is usually wider and can be made from a wide variety of material.