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  • VT Industries investing $21 million in hometown (60 new manufacturing jobs in Iowa)

    03/27/2017 1:16:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | March 26, 2017 | Ty Rushing
    HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- With demand for its architectural doors surging, VT Industries officials explored potential expansion sites last year. The company turned to the small Northwest Iowa city where the third-generation business got its start more than 50 years ago and continues to flourish. “We looked around the country to decide where we were going to either start up a new plant or add on to one of our existing plants and we really felt like with our workforce here and how well everything’s running here we wanted to keep the facility here in Holstein and expand upon it," said...
  • Mozart's Unmanliness Disgusts Me

    03/25/2017 6:45:56 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 153 replies
    Music Choice. Classical Masterpieces ^ | 3/25/2027 | CharlesOconnell
    A fussy, effete lttle man, whose own character is well expressed by that of the protagonist in Don Giovanni, going through life transfixed with his own navel (but that's too high). In violin concerto no. 5 in A major, he's using the noble instrument of Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati as his own pudenda, a prolonged act of cultural onanism. His failure even to attempt to approach God in emulation of the Blessed angels, shows how granting the boon of total, infused knowledge is casting pearls before swine to a corrupt little human. He lived as if his genius had been...
  • Of -isms, Institutions, and Radicals

    03/23/2017 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Milene Fernandez
    For many centuries, classical Western art was transmitted from generation to generation. Masters passed down their skills to disciples, who eventually became masters themselves, and so it continued. Over many generations, their techniques were honed to a high level of perfection. This tradition lasted up to the 20th century, when it ceased all at once and artistic inheritance was replaced quickly by one -ism after anotherimpressionism, post-impressionism, and cubism, to name a few. What caused this radical transformation, and why is art changing at such a rapid pace today? As trends in modern art have changed like the wind, drifting...
  • How Scott Adams Got Hypnotized by Trump

    03/22/2017 9:34:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek ^ | March 22, 2017 | Caroline Winter
    <p>In August 2015 viewers of the first Republican primary debate could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump was finished. Youve called women you dont like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals, the moderator, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, said to him. You once told a Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? Trump didnt act contrite, or statesmanlike, as conventional candidates might have done. Instead, he interrupted Kelly with another nasty dig, about Rosie ODonnell, and volunteered that hed probably insulted others, too. Many pundits proclaimed that the response cemented Trumps unelectability.</p>
  • Exploring the Kingdom of Carnivores: Comparing Bears vs. Bannons in Hunting and Sense of Smell.

    03/22/2017 8:10:53 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/22/2017 | Pocono Pundit
    Bear. According to the number of scent receptors, the bear has the best sense of smell of all terrestrial mammals. Black bears have been observed to travel 18 miles in a straight line to a food source, while grizzlies can find an elk carcass when it's underwater and polar bears can smell a seal through 3 feet of ice. SourceBannon.An intelligent animal who draws its prey into their own self-made traps beforedevouring them. Bannons arecunning atpreparingbait(controversial tweets and seemingly outrageous comments) to attract partisan journalist prey. The delicious nature of the baitcauses a feeding frenzy amongeditors and reporters hungry for...
  • Some Artists Are Actually Focusing on Beauty Again

    03/22/2017 10:21:50 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 48 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Milene Fernandez
    Theres a group of artists who most of the general public has yet to know exist. These are highly skilled painters, sculptors, and draftsmen trained in ateliers or academies who are not embarrassed to utter the word beautiful at a time when that word is generally scorned by the contemporary art establishment. Youll hardly ever see their works in major museums or at major galleries for longer than a short stint. Most of their works are whisked away by private collectors or are sitting in their studios, waiting to be discovered. These artists value quality over quantity, sincerity over cynicism,...
  • The Life and Death of Julius Caesar

    03/15/2017 10:52:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    MIT ^ | circa 1599 | William Shakespeare
    ACT I SCENE I. Rome. A street. Enter FLAVIUS, MARULLUS, and certain Commoners FLAVIUS Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home: Is this a holiday? what! know you not, Being mechanical, you ought not walk Upon a labouring day without the sign Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou? First Commoner Why, sir, a carpenter. MARULLUS Where is thy leather apron and thy rule? What dost thou with thy best apparel on? You, sir, what trade are you? Second Commoner Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. MARULLUS...
  • Egg-ceptional eggs

    03/12/2017 8:25:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    SIERRA VISTA -- Easter may still be over a month away, but one local Pysanky artist has been working on her eggs for weeks. Ruthann McCaulley decorates eggs by Pysanky method, a Ukrainian folk art that uses a kistka or writing tool to apply hot wax to an egg followed by a progression of various color dyes. After each dye, additional detail is applied with wax until the design is complete. The big finale happens when the wax is removed and the finished artwork is revealed. Pysanky is an age old art deeply rooted in symbolic meaning. Egg designs and...
  • How Woke Is Fashion Right Now?

    03/11/2017 10:26:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Debrief ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ione Gamble
    With AW17 fashion season in full swing, it seems near impossible to avoid the subject of politics when discussing the runway shows and presentations. In a lot of ways it makes sense with Brexit and the Trump presidency throwing the world into increased political turmoil, designers expressing their protest at our current political climate and taking a stand for what they believe in should, in theory, be a positive. However, with many houses expressing a new-found wokeness comes an increased responsibility to practice what they preach, and its here that many of our beloved brands fall short. During New...
  • Ivanka Trump's Brand Is Actually Selling Like Crazy Right Now

    03/11/2017 2:05:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Glamour Magazine ^ | March 11, 2017 | Krystin Arneson
    News about Ivanka Trump's labelwho's dropped it, who's still selling it, who's boycotting ithas made pretty consistent appearances in headlines during the past few months. In early February, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus dropped her line; about a week later, Kellyanne Conway, adviser to President Donald Trump, gave it a shoutout on Fox News and encouraged viewers to "go buy Ivanka's stuff." Go buy Ivankas stuff is what I would tell you, Conway said. Im going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. We're not saying Conway's very possibly illegal public endorsement workedit made a lot of...
  • Trump's America: Eastern Market plot "reserved for future internment camp

    03/05/2017 8:09:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Metro Times ^ | March 5, 2017 | Violet Ikonomova
    A sign bearing a presidential seal has been posted on a fenced-off plot in Eastern Market designating the area the site of a Future Internment Camp. Printed in dull government hues and scrawled with President Donald Trump's signature, the sign citing "Executive order 9066" almost appears real. Fortunately, its not. But the street artist behind the message says the notion that Trump will someday put people in detention centers for their ethnicity is not farfetched. The sign on Winder Street near Orleans was created by Plastic Jesus, a Los Angeles-based artist known best for public works of social commentary. A...
  • Watch Monet, Renoir and Rodin in their workshops (short film fragments of great masters)

    03/04/2017 3:27:54 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 3, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    In 1915, a few years after the invention of the movie camera, a young actor born in Russia, by the name Sacha Guitry, captured some of the greatest French artists and authors on film. Among others, he included Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in his first film: a silent, 22 minute long film, called Ceux de Chez Nous (those of our house). Here, we wanted to share three short videos, featuring Rodin, Monet and Renoir working at their workshops, painting and sculpting. CLADE MONETVIDEO: Claude Monet - Filmed Painting Outdoors (1915) The Gardens at Giverney PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Pierre-Auguste...
  • Welcome to Raqqa (Syria, incredible photos and narative)

    03/03/2017 6:45:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Joey L. ^ | March 1, 2017 | Joey
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  • To keep their artists, cities explore affordable housing

    02/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Stateline.org
    NEW ORLEANS At 75, Deacon John Moore considers himself one of the lucky ones: The scion of three generations of music-making Creoles, hes been able to sustain himself with his guitar, raise a family, buy a house. Most other musicians here, he says, arent so fortunate. Hes tooling around the streets of Treme one of the nations oldest black neighborhoods and the birthplace of jazz in his ancient Volvo, pointing out all the gentrified houses, the ones with the jacked up rents. Everybody wants to live here now, he said. New Orleans is enjoying a renaissance 12...
  • Time for Trump to Start Putting Fake News Trophies on the Wall at Mar-a-Lago

    02/23/2017 7:29:04 AM PST · by poconopundit · 16 replies
    The combativeness of the young Trump administration is a beauty to behold. Trump and his team are true fighters as they daily counter-punch the Fake News press and Deep State. The MSM prides itself as a kind of fourth branch of government. Nothing wrong with a strong press, but the mainstream media of the last few decades has been a highly partisan and dishonest one that has done much to destroy our democracy and culture. In May 2015 when Congressman Keith Ellison (an DNC chairman hopeful) predicted on live TV that Donald Trump was a real threat to win the...
  • Rep. Clay filing lawsuit to restore cops as pigs painting in the Capitol

    02/21/2017 5:40:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 20, 2017 | John Sexton
    Remember that painting of protesters in St. Louis who have cops, depicted as pigs, pointing guns at them? The disagreement over the painting seemed to come to an end last month when the Architect of the Capitol concluded it violated rules for art hanging in the U.S. Capitol. Today the Hill reports that Rep. Lacy Clay will file a federal lawsuit against the Architect of the Capitol seeking to have it restored: . . . The painting was hanging in a hallway near the U.S. Capitol until early January when GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter took it down and returned it...
  • Shia LaBeoufs Controversial Anti-Trump Museum Installation Has Been Shut Down

    02/10/2017 8:49:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Slate's Browbeat Blog ^ | February 10, 2017 | David Canfield, Intern
    Shia LaBeoufs controversial participatory art installation at the Museum of the Moving Image has been shut down. Operating 24 hours a day beginning on Inauguration Day, HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.UScreated by LaBeouf with Rnkk & Turner, just like 2015s #ALLMYMOVIESwas established in response to Donald Trumps election. It was mounted on a wall outside of the museum in Astoria, Queens, offering passersby the opportunity to say He will not divide us into a live-streamed webcam. In unfortunate contradiction with its messaging, the installation became a political battleground, as clashes between Trump supporters and opponents turned violentan ugly distillation of whats currently playing out...
  • Saturday: The Opening of the Museum of Trayvon Martin: A Meeting before Labor (Read admission rule)

    02/08/2017 3:26:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The City Paper ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rebekah Kirkman
    Feb. 11 When I spoke to artist Malcolm Peacock last year in advance of his experiential/participatory artwork "Let the Sun Set on You," he reflected on the many ways in which the deaths of Black people affect history and spark movements, memorials, solidarity. Reflecting on his research for that piece, he said: "It was interesting how history affects death, and how death affects history, depending on who dies, depending on what dies, what will determine how it's spoken about." In this new work, Peacock continues to grapple with death and violence, this time looking at Trayvon Martin, whose death (and...
  • Ivanka Trumps Clothing Line Disappears From A Growing List Of Stores

    02/08/2017 1:03:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 8, 2017 | Julia Reinstein
    Amid growing pressure for stores to drop the first daughters brand, it is no longer being sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Belk, Jet, and ShopStyle. Days after Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus announced they would stop selling the Ivanka Trump collection due to lagging sales, the brand is disappearing from a growing list of retailers. The removal of the first daughters brand from multiple retailers follows the widespread #GrabYourWallet campaign to boycott businesses the Trump family profits from. Shannon Coulter, founder of #GrabYourWallet, reported the brands disappearance from ShopStyle on Tuesday after tracking the amount of Ivanka Trump stock across retailers.(CHART-AT-LINK)...
  • The Reason For Intolerance Against The Right

    02/05/2017 10:24:20 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 37 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | Liberty 3-5000
    Things are bad. And they seem to be getting progressively worse. Right-wing speakers are being shouted down and cancelled on university campuses, mens rights student groups are being denied funding, and anyone who expresses any view that runs contrary to the hard lefts dogmatism runs the risk of being reported to the Human Rights Commission, doxed, or worse- losing their job or professional license due to pressure from activists. Not only is the free marketplace of ideas a bygone of the past, but the political right is being silenced and subsequently decimated. But where is all this coming from? The...
  • Ikea flat-pack refugee shelter named 2016 Design of the Year

    01/27/2017 3:28:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Style ^ | January 27, 2017 | Allyssia Alleyne
    A flat-pack refugee shelter developed by Ikea and the United Nations has been named the best design of 2016. Awarded the Beazley Design of the Year award, presented by the Design Museum in London, the modular Better Shelter is made from recyclable plastic, comprises only 68 components, and can be assembled in as few as four hours. Each structure is large enough to house a family of five, and includes a solar panel to power lights and charge devices. Since production started in 2015, 16,000 units have been delivered to countries around the world including Iraq, Djibouti, Greece and Niger,...
  • Greenfield: What Trump Can Expect from Hollywood

    01/26/2017 7:00:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Greenfield: What Trump Can Expect from Hollywood And how he should fight back. 1.26.2017 Commentary Daniel Greenfield When Bush left office, he was followed out the door by two movies. W, by Marxist crackpot Oliver Stone, was a Saturday Night Live skit with an all-star cast. The movie lost money and was quickly forgotten. The other, even more toxic production was Death of a President, released years earlier which fantasized about Bushs assassination and remained a guilty pleasure for left-wing viewers. Obama departs with a very different industry farewell. Southside With You glamorizes his first date with Michelle. And Netflix...
  • Rudolf Flesch's Rules: 25 Tips for Powerful Writing

    01/24/2017 7:38:38 PM PST · by Dan Baker · 84 replies
    As a FReeper, you're no doubt someone who strives to communicate with a certain degree of flair and influence. In fact, one of the excellent things I find about Free Republic is it's a great on-line sandbox for sharpening your writing style and matching wits with other FReepers. Now, as an independent analyst in the telecom industry, I write a lot, so I've always admired the writing style in well-edited journals, such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. So the question becomes: how can I best learn and adopt the clear and interesting writing techniques...
  • Trump: A Man of Action Gazes Pensively Out the White House Window

    01/24/2017 10:23:36 AM PST · by poconopundit · 60 replies
    Observations on Trump's Twitter Photo ^ | 1/24/2017 | Pocono Pundit
    The mark of a great portrait is its power to reveal the soul of the man or woman being captured. To me, the large banner photo of Trump (below) shown on Trump's current Twitter page is an artful portrait of the man. Here are some things it conveys to me: Amid the whirlwind of political fighting and legal overthrow of a corrupt government, Trump can also retreat into the calmness and repose of a man comfortable with who he is. Though he's comfortable in his Versailles-like apartment at Trump Tower, he notices that the White House, too, has some...
  • Topless Feminist Activist Attacks Donald Trump's Wax Statue

    01/18/2017 7:28:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    News 18 India ^ | January 19, 2017 | Reuters
    Madrid: A topless activist from the feminist group FEMEN attacked a life-size wax statue of US President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum on Tuesday. Reuters journalists at the scene saw the woman push past security ropes and place her hand on the statue's crotch while screaming "grab patriarchy by the balls." Museum staff spent several minutes trying to restrain the woman before eventually bundling her out through a back door....
  • Inaugural poem for Donald J. Trump revealed

    01/15/2017 5:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | January 16, 2017 | Diane King
    The Society of Classical Poets today published their poem for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. The poem draws on Trumps noble Scottish roots and is written by New Mexican native and decorated poet Joseph Charles MacKenzie. The inspiration behind the poem is to touch on the classical poetry existing throughout American history, and the inauguration poem marks important moments in US political history. Traditionally, the poem began with President John F. Kennedys inauguration in January, 1961, the inaugural poem and has, until now been a purely Democratic Party tradition. The Societys...
  • An Open Letter to Meryl Streep

    01/09/2017 6:15:04 PM PST · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Ms. Streep, Congratulations on your award last night. Youve had a long and successful career. Bravo for you. Im sorry to say, I personally dont like your films or your acting, but I guess Im just another deplorable who watches football and mixed martial arts when John Wayne movies arent on TV. In typical Hollywood tradition, you used your moment in the spotlight on stage to bash President-Elect Trump and soon to be President Trump. As Jackie Gleason said, How sweet it is Your little tirade on stage consisted of a myriad of criticisms launched against Mr. Trump. In...
  • Hillary Clinton Receives Ovation at The Color Purple

    01/09/2017 2:49:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 8, 2017 | Michael Paulson and Michael Barbaro
    Hillary Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the final performance of the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, reveling in the story of a beleaguered woman who triumphs over the oppressive men in her life (and, along the way, discovers a love for colorful pants). Mrs. Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, received several ovations from the sold-out audience as she arrived, and then another round of applause when she was acknowledged by the cast after the...
  • Mexican sand artist plans Trump tribute on Ballybunion beach

    01/09/2017 1:37:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Irish Examiner ^ | January 9, 2017 | Jimmy Woulfe
    A spectacular artistic Wild Atlantic Way inauguration day tribute to US President-elect Donald Trump is being planned for Ballybunion. US sand artist Mario Perez has drawn up a design measuring 100m by 50m which he proposes to delineate along the blue flag Ladies Beach as a salute to the new President who enters office on January 20. Mario, a 53-year-old retired government worker who moved to the Kerry resort three years ago from California, has used Ladies Beach as a canvas for his widely acclaimed work which recently included a tribute to Muster rugby legend Anthony Axel Foley. Mario said:...
  • Donald Trump To Meet With Vanity Fair And Vogue Editors

    01/05/2017 2:12:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 5, 2017 | Michael Calderone, senior media reporter
    President-elect Donald Trump responded to Vanity Fair publishing a savage review of the Trump Grill last month by suggesting the magazines no talent editor, Graydon Carter, will be out. But on Friday, its Trump who will be inside Cond Nast, home to Vanity Fair and publications including The New Yorker, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Wired, GQ and Glamour. Trump is scheduled sit down with Carter and other members of Cond Nasts leadership team, including Vogue editor and longtime Democratic donor Anna Wintour, at the companys World Trade Center headquarters. Trump already met with Wintour last month at Trump Tower, on the...
  • Melania Trump, As Slovenians Know Her

    01/03/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 3, 2017 | Luis Ramirez
    Melania Trump will become the first foreign-born wife of an American president in almost 200 years. On January 20, her husband, Donald Trump, will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Most Americans do not know much about 46-year-old Melania Trump. She was born in the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. It is a small country surrounded by Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia. It has a small coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Slovenia also has castles that are hundreds of years old, large forests and clear rivers. VOA recently traveled to the country to learn about Melania...
  • Researchers Endeavor to Develop a 3D Printer That Can Print Onto Anything

    12/30/2016 7:30:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    3D Print ^ | December 29, 2016 | Clare Scott
    As 3D printing continues to develop and evolve, weve begun to see it branch off quite a bit from the typical image of a machine depositing layers onto a flat build platform. 3D printing has been adapted to print onto preexisting objects, onto fabric, and in multiple directions. Machines capable of doing these fancy tricks are still rare and expensive, though, and not quite accessible to the average maker, but that may not be the case forever. A group of UK researchers recently published a paper about their efforts to develop an affordable system that can 3D print onto uneven,...
  • DC restaurant won't put Trump in presidential mural (Owned by Palestinian family)

    12/29/2016 3:38:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Mama Ayeshas restaurant Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does not plan on painting president-elect Donald Trump into its presidential mural, the Washingtonian reported on Thursday. Our official position is that it is not in the budget, Amir Abu-El-Hawa, a member of the family that owns the restaurant, told the publication. The mural features the founder of the restaurant, "Mama" Ayesha Abraham, standing alongside 11 presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. She was the American dream. For a Muslim and Arab woman immigrant from Palestine to come here on her own and build this business, is a remarkable legacy,...
  • The Latest: Obamas, friends tour Hawaii Islamic arts center

    12/28/2016 11:10:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WAVE-TV ^ | December 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on President Barack Obama family vacation in Hawaii (all times local): 8 p.m. The Obama family along with friends spent an hour late Wednesday afternoon touring a center for Islamic art and culture in Honolulu. The center is in Shangri La - the former mansion of the heiress Doris Duke that overlooks the Pacific Ocean near Diamond Head. The president's brother-in-law, Konrad Ng, is the director of Shangri La. Ng is married to Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and the couple and their family live in Honolulu....
  • George Michael Dead

    12/25/2016 3:04:15 PM PST · by Jolla · 95 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/25/16 | Mirror
    George Michael has "passed away peacefully at home", his publicist has said.
  • The story behind the sudden cancellation of Adult Swims Trump-loving comedy show

    12/23/2016 9:41:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's Lifestyle ^ | December 23, 2016 | David Weigel
    Every Thursday, the actor, comedian and producer Tim Heidecker hosts open-line office hours. Fans of his absurdist comedy, most of which runs on Time Warners Adult Swim network, call in to talk. On most days, they run the gamut from fans to superfans. But on Dec. 8, Heidecker took a call from Sam Hyde, the face of the comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. Its own Adult Swim series, World Peace, had been scrapped after a six-episode run. Didnt you want the show canceled? asked Hyde. Didnt you campaign against our show? For 12 minutes, live on Facebook, Hyde mocked Heideckers...
  • Get Ready for the I Hate Trump More Than You Do! Contest

    12/22/2016 8:46:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    The latest Not-on-MY-picture hoopla The gig is up: Hating Donald Trump is a money-making cottage industry. Hating Trump is a mainstream media guarantee for publicity for the likes of celebrities like Michael Moore, Alex Baldwin & Co. Everyone, including the next door neighbour in the town where you liveeven in Canadaare in on the act.
  • Micron3DP & MIT 3D printing in molten glass

    12/09/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | December 9, 2016 | Beau Jackson
    Competition to produce the most effective method of 3D glass printing is running high as Israeli Micron3DP announce plans to deliver its 3D printer for alpha testing at the end of 2017. Technique old as time With over 5,000 years of history, glassmaking has been refined into countless styles all across the inhabited world. The process, however, even when it comes to naturally occurring obsidian glass, still remains much the same: sand and minerals are combined at high temperatures up to 1500C, and, in manufacturing at least, it is either blown, e.g. for vases, or floated on top of metal,...
  • "I was not completely surprised when Trump won" says Rem Koolhaas (World-renowned architect)

    12/05/2016 12:35:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Dezeen ^ | December 5, 2016 | Marcus Fairs
    An obsession with cities has masked profound changes in rural America that helped Donald Trump sweep to victory in the US presidential election, according to architect Rem Koolhaas. "I'm not saying that Trump was inevitable but the scale of upheaval in the centre of America made it very understandable for me that something else was going to happen," the founder of OMA told Dezeen. "I was not completely surprised when Trump won." The Dutch architect also attacked the "complacency" of Silicon Valley firms, who have for years preached the benefits of disruption. "For me, one of the very good things...
  • Annual holiday party for fashion industry canceled because Donald Trump won the election

    12/02/2016 2:58:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2016 | Roxanne Robinson, Women's Wear Daily
    Publicist James La Force and husband-writer Stephen Henderson have decided to forgo their annual holiday party known for its somewhat raucous atmosphere, due to the outcome of the presidential election. In an interesting approach to this years election drama, the couple went ahead and printed their invitation pre-Trump victory with an illustration of Hillary in a Santa suit waving a flag with the caption Make America Merry Again. Alas when she did not win the duo, who wrote, So confident we were of her victory, we designed and printed the attached invitation before Nov. 8th, were presumably in that liberal...
  • Hilarious Christmas Video: Its the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years

    12/02/2016 7:07:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Joe Hoft
    Hilarious Christmas Video: Its the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years Jim Hoft Dec 1st, 2016 6:18 pm 52 Comments Guest post by Joe Hoft This Christmas video is guaranteed to make your holiday season bright Its the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years!
  • Michelle Obama Mother-in-Chief, Graces Vogue Cover

    11/20/2016 1:37:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Chicago Defender ^ | November 20, 2016 | Kai EL' Zabar
    Its an understatement to say that First Lady Michelle Obama has become a favorite of the American People and she will be missed. According to Vogue Magazine she will be affectionately remembered as Americas Mother-in-Chief. Her life on display as First Lady was different from most. Upon becoming First Lady, opinions had been formed prior to as she stomped the grounds for her hubby, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. Intelligent, educated and possessing a mind of her own, she wrote her own stump speeches for her husbands presidential campaign and generally spoke without notes. For instance, speaking at a rally...
  • Etihad A-380 and UAE Flight Team Arrival to Abu Dhabi

    11/14/2016 6:55:44 PM PST · by Shark24 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Mark Gieringer
    Take 30 seconds and enjoy some pretty flying.
  • Music in Motown: Private Detroit College Prepares Students for Music Careers

    11/09/2016 12:50:08 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/7/2016 | Anne Schieber-Dykstra
    It is a question Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman get frequently. Why are two English people in Detroit setting up a music college? said Nixon. Nixon and Clayman have 15 years of history to provide the answer. That is how long theyve been in the music education business teaching young people how to have sustainable careers in the modern music industry. The two started their first college on the south coast of England with 180 students. Within five years, it had grown to 1,000 students. We really identified this niche in the market for young professional musicians wanting to be...
  • Victory

    11/09/2016 6:45:34 AM PST · by Noumenon · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Thomas Bergersen
    Some uplifting music from the god of epic music, Thomas Bergersen. The battle has been won, but the war is far from over, not by half. May this music speak to the hero in your soul. VictoryCassandraStrength of a Thousand MenStar SkyNever Back Down Freedom Fighters
  • Breaking: Yes, There Are a Fair Number of Trump Supporters in the Ad Industry

    11/01/2016 11:29:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Agency Spy ^ | November 1, 2016 | Patrick Coffee
    Regular readers of this blog, our parent publication and pretty much any other outlet covering the advertising industry could be forgiven for thinking that it doubles as a left-of-center political advocacy group. No, really: How many agencies have either directly or indirectly run some kind of anti-Trump ad or stunt over the past year-plus? A whole hell of a lot of them. 180LA and Saatchi & Saatchi referenced The Donald in ads for 360fly and Tecate, respectively, while everyone from GS&P to a group of young, anonymous creatives has registered their disapproval of the Republican nominee via some kind of...
  • Things I Trust More Than Hillary (300+ items)

    10/28/2016 7:10:54 PM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 29 replies
    http://thingsitrustmorethanhillary.com ^ | ThingsITrustMoreThanHillary
    A TSA agent with a banana in his pocket Unknown guy at the bus station asking for a $100 loan until he can cash his paycheck Playing kickball in a minefield Blind man in a dart tournament Jonathan Gruber Deaf man's music recommendation The Russian democratic process More here...
  • A clue on Hillary's photoshopped rally?

    10/25/2016 4:57:14 PM PDT · by Fhios · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/25/2016 | Youtube
    Location is Broward College and Hillary is giving a rally. Note the rally time starts at 11:49 AM [check the upper right hand corner of the vid]. Then at the 1:20 mark the time changes to 2:51 PM. Then at the 11:30 mark into the speech the live time changes back to 12:01 PM The total video time is 27minutes, yet the live time constantly changes from 11 to 3, to 12, to 2 and ends at 12:16 Comments?
  • Trumps D.C. Hotel: Traditional Architecture at Its Most Elegant

    10/20/2016 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 17 October 2016 | Erik Root
    hile many in media lament the fact that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has an occasional vulgar mouth, these shortsighted fifth columnists fail to consider the entire man. There is one aspect of his life that has been decidedly refined, and that is his architectural taste. In fact, >b>Trump is the consummate conservative when it comes to his developments; his is an explicit rejection of what we might find in an authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. The Washington Post, among the many other old media outlets, ran several screeds complaining about the renovations of Donald Trumps International Hotel, which is the...
  • Trump Leads Clinton In Photobooth Poll; Face Place Operators Are Big Winners As Debate Approaches

    10/18/2016 10:55:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vending Times ^ | October 17, 2016 | Nick Montano
    GREENVALE, NY -- During the weekend leading up to the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, Donald J. Trump was ahead of Hillary Clinton by six points, according to polling at Face Place photobooths. While these results might be counter to most news media polls, which show the Democrat ahead of her Republican rival, Apple Industries, the manufacturer of Face Place, says Clinton is now closing the gap. Photobooths enabled with the election option (free to operators) offer patrons a choice of having their visages composited with their choice of major-party candidates for president in this year's race. The informal...