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  • Bloody Chicago 10 part series

    01/15/2018 12:38:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Maggio News ^ | January 6, 2018 | Vic Maggio
    Bloody Chicago Published on Jan 13, 2018 Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is home to white city park, the parkway gardens projects, and has the most violent block, O Block. One positive thing this neighborhood has going for it, is New Beginnings Church and Pastor Corey Brooks and his youth organization Project Hood. What this...
  • The Speech Oprah Should’ve Given

    01/13/2018 10:24:50 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 20 replies ^ | 1/13/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    It is an honor to be here tonight as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. As surely almost everyone here well knows, DeMille’s last—and his most successful—film was The Ten Commandments. This 1956 epic is a motion picture classic and one of the most popular films of all time. In the “opening card,” the words of DeMille himself read, “Our modern world defined God as a 'religious complex' and laughed at the Ten Commandments as OLD FASHIONED. Then, through the laughter, came the shattering thunder of the World War. And now a blood drenched, bitter world – no...
  • No need to overestimate Oprah 2020 or Hollywood

    01/08/2018 3:03:18 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    1/8/2018 | Vanity
    Oprah’s speech was hollow, cliche-ridden, and did nothing to truly address Hollywood’s YEARS of complicity to sexual harassment culture. Please don’t underestimate Americans nor American women - plenty of whom watch Oprah yet still turned out in droves for Trump. She is a good often underrated actress though, in films. More than a business mogul and talk show host for sure. But the primary Democrat threat to Trump? NO. Her speech as a launching pad of a new era? NO. More like the last gasps (or final hurrah) of an old one. She's not going anywhere, but what I sensed...
  • Alabama vs. Georgia

    01/07/2018 10:51:19 PM PST · by jonson · 22 replies
    2018-8-1 | Alabama vs. Georgia
    CFP Championship 2018 live stream: Early Predictions for Alabama vs. Georgia. Alabama Vs. Georgia: 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Odds And Expert Picks. The 2017 college football season comes to an exciting conclusion on Jan. 8, in Atlanta, Georgia, when the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship pairs the University of Alabama Crimson Tide against the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The teams officially booked their ticket to Atlanta on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2018, as each won their Playoff Semifinal, the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and Allstate Sugar Bowl games, respectively. Critics would hate...
  • Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung Talk ‘First They Killed My Father’ And Honoring Cambodian History

    01/07/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Written by Jolie and Ung, First They Killed My Father is Cambodia’s official entry for this year’s Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race. Jolie, who has dual citizenship in America and Cambodia, was selected by the government to represent the Southeast Asian country — which is remarkable considering she is a Western woman. The Netflix film is about Cambodian author and human rights activist Ung’s life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge, the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia. The film is the adaptation of Ung’s memoir about surviving the deadly...
  • First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie does it again

    01/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tara Brady
    It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken’s" harrowing account of life in a second World War prisoner-of-war camp, Jolie’s fourth narrative feature, confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities. "First They Killed My Father," the official Cambodian selection for the Academy Awards, is based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, whom Jolie befriended in 2002 after the actor became a goodwill ambassador for the UN....
  • Review: In 'Loveless,' a Broken Family and a Lost Nation

    01/01/2018 1:59:35 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    The NY Times ^ | Jeanette Catsoulis
    Unfolding beneath skies the color and density of damp concrete, “Loveless,” the fifth feature from the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (after his notable 2014 drama, “Leviathan”), uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment. And oh, his gaze is pitiless. Set in Moscow in the autumn of 2012, the picture sits on the screen with an almost physical weight, its heaviness as much to do with the bleakly beautiful visuals and painstaking pacing as the bitter divorce at its center. Boris and Zhenya (Alexey Rozin and Maryana Spivak) loathe each other, their vitriol...
  • Berlin welcomes the new year

    01/01/2018 9:34:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | January 1, 2018 | Nitram Abuar
    Beautiful view of the Berlin skyline during the fireworks heralding 2018
  • 100 top beautiful faces of 2017

    12/28/2017 9:29:39 AM PST · by Fhios · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2017 | David Hookstead, Daily Caller
  • Gifts for Christmas

    12/25/2017 5:18:36 PM PST · by coloringpages · 7 replies ^ | 2017-12-26 | ColoringPagesOnly
    You can find free, joyful and fun Christmas Coloring Pages for your kids in our site. On Christmas, teachers or parents can print out them and use them for students/their children coloring and decorating the classroom, houses. These actions help children express their Christmas spirit. There are many kinds of Christmas coloring sheets of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, Snowman and so on. Come and join in our site to enjoy many nice pictures that are colorful and catching-eyes Christmas's pictures. Play more free Christmas Coloring Games. Print out or color online and then use colored pencils, crayons ... to make...
  • Recommended Seasonal Movies

    12/25/2017 12:33:47 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 33 replies
    Wondering what movies can be recommended for Christmas Day.
  • Recommended Seasonal Listening

    12/25/2017 12:01:29 PM PST · by Renkluaf · 2 replies
    Alphabet Photography ^ | 2010 | Alphabet Photography
    This has probably been posted before but for any that haven't had an opportunity to listen it's well worth it for the holiday.
  • An Animated Merry Christmas Card for President Trump and Melania

    12/23/2017 4:54:09 PM PST · by poconopundit · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/23/2017 | PoconoPundit
    Merry Christmas, Donald & Melania From YourNaughty but NiceDeplorrrrrables!
  • Afghan Refugee Arrested for Melbourne Attack Blamed ‘Mistreatment of Muslims’

    12/22/2017 12:49:47 PM PST · by x1stcav · 8 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/22/17 | Connor Chue-Sang
    A senior Australian police officer has said the Afghan refugee responsible for Thursday’s terror attack in Melbourne “attributed his actions to perceived mistreatment of Muslims.” 32-year old Saeed Noori drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians on Thursday, injuring 18 people. Noori, who was arrested by an off-duty police officer after crashing the SUV on Flinders Street, arrived in Australia in 2004 under a refugee resettlement programme. According to Shane Patton, the Acting Chief Commissioner of Victoria State Police, Noori has a history of mental illness. It has also been reported that the refugee has a criminal past and...
  • 5 years for ex-Chicago journalist for bomb threats to Jewish groups

    12/21/2017 5:46:26 AM PST · by x1stcav · 2 replies
    AP - Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    A former Chicago journalist who admitted cyber -talking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats has been sentenced in New York to five years in prison. Juan Thompson, who’d been charged in early March in connection with at least eight threats against Jewish institutions in the United States and a bomb threat to New York’s Anti-Defamation League. was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. Calling Thompson’s crimes domestic terrorism, Judge P. Kevin Castel sentenced the St. Louis man to a year longer than the federal sentencing guidelines recommended. He cited the eloquence of a victim statement delivered by...
  • Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary

    12/20/2017 6:55:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2017 | Benny Johnson
    Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary Benny Johnson Reporter At Large 11:58 PM 12/19/2017 Disney World’s Hall of Presidents unveiled the much anticipated robo-President Trump for their program this week. The longstanding show at the park features robotic presidents telling the story of America. It is beloved by audiences. However, Trump’s addition has been controversial and taken over a year to install. Robot Trump was unveiled Tuesday along with the message Trump recorded for his likeness. However, many online commenters believe the robot looks less like Trump and more like Hillary Clinton. The internet burst into...
  • Culture: Conductor Jenny Wong Explores the (Spiritual) Depth of Bach

    12/08/2017 10:29:39 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 39 replies
    Jenny Wong is the Associate Conductor of the LA Master Chorale. Wong says she’s excited to conduct the six motets by J.S. Bach for many reasons, not the least of which is the incredible depth of the music. “All of us, undoubtedly, who we study Bach’s music, you’re always going to leave it feeling like you can’t study it enough. There’s just so much more to get to know about it. Because Bach’s music there’s such an order to it. And yet, it’s never just because it’s academic. It’s useless to talk about Bach without talking about the reason for...
  • Travis McGee (Matt Bracken) making his books free on Kindle beginning Sunday

    12/02/2017 4:53:40 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 92 replies
    Amazon kindle store ^ | December 2, 2017 | Matthew Bracken
    Starting tonight at midnight California (Amazon) time, my books will be free to download on Kindle. One title per day through all six of them, including my new counter-jihad novel The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun. Merry Christmas, Freepers!
  • George W. Bush and his family, an old subsite of memories

    11/28/2017 8:50:24 AM PST · by mairdie · 66 replies
    A subsite within my massive website, devoted to George W. Bush and his family. From a past time when I enthusiastically supported him.
  • The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future (Second Life)

    11/20/2017 12:06:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | The December 2017 Issue | Leslie Jamison
    Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life. Gidge Uriza lives in an elegant wooden house with large glass windows overlooking a glittering creek, fringed by weeping willows and meadows twinkling with fireflies. She keeps buying new swimming pools because she keeps falling in love with different ones. The current specimen is a teal lozenge with a waterfall cascading from its archway of stones. Gidge spends her...