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  • Hiking the Diablo Range

    09/21/2017 1:55:06 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 46 replies
    Me ^ | 9/21/17 | POF
    I was hiking in the Diablo Range near San Jose, CA yesterday and had the good fortune to be there when a storm front was moving in. This is the Joseph D. Grant County Park on the Dutch Flat trail (2,457 feet) looking into the Hall Valley. That's Mount Hamilton (4,360 feet) on the other side. The Lick Observatory is located on top of the biggest peaks and is the world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. It was constructed between 1876 and 1887. The Mt. Hamilton Road was cut and everything was hauled up on mule-drawn wagons. The late summer...
  • Anna Wintour’s October Editor’s Letter: Hillary’s Memoir and the Significance Behind the Issue

    09/14/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vogue ^ | September 14, 2017 | Anna Wintour
    Like many people on the morning of November 9 last year, I was to be found watching television, transfixed by Hillary Clinton as she gave her gracious and eloquent concession speech. Secretary Clinton writes about that moment honestly in her memoir What Happened, published on September 12. It’s a candid account of the events leading up to the 2016 election, as well as the personal and emotional footpaths of her life that led her to run for the presidency. Our excerpt from this book recounts that very day—when, she says, “my job was to smile, be strong for everyone, and...
  • New Star Trek show has modeled its Klingons on TRUMP supporters and 'racial purity is a big theme'

    09/08/2017 1:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2017 | Michelle Ganney
    The show-runners of the highly anticipated new CBS Star Trek series have said their Klingons will symbolize Trump supporters in modern America. Released on September 24th, Star Trek: Discovery will continue the show's time-honored practice of mirroring the contemporary world in a futuristic setting. The story, set 10-years before William Shatner's Captain Kirk, will focus on the fractious early relations between the United Federation of Planets and the aggressive Klingon Empire. However, the new update could prove controversial, with fans of the 1960s show remembering the Klingons and Federation war as an allegory for the Cold War clash of civilizations...
  • Movies you're going to want to see in 2018 [Junk]

    09/06/2017 6:31:00 PM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    zergnet ^ | 9/2017 | unk
    Hollywood thought they had a bad year? Wait until next year. My movie going has dropped from 1 or 2 times a month to 2-3 times a year, and I haven't even started boycotting for the rampant communism being pushed by Hollywood elites.
  • 23 Powerful Photos of Harvey Rescues This Week

    09/01/2017 4:25:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 31, 2017 | Kelsey Lucas
    The disaster in Texas brought out the best in us this week. These 24 moving photos prove it:
  • IN THE FACE OF EVIL

    08/28/2017 6:56:55 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/27/2017-8/28?2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Monday August 28th is the anniversary of the massive march on Washington, the "Civil Rights" march that featured the oration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...... MLK had captured the public square and public opinion, taken it away from President John F. Kennedy..... The Kennedy Administration wanted to take a "Moderate" path...... JFK and his Attorney General RFK were in their own way the John McCain and Mitch McConnell of their party..... The Beatles sang a song called 'Revolution".... One line said "If you go around carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow." Mao's...
  • Budtrimming can be great foot in the door (Legalized marijuana industry)

    08/26/2017 12:16:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | August 25, 2017 | Nicole Skinner, EVERCANNABIS Correspondent
    Entry-level position can give preview of industry demands According to New Frontier Data, a national research firm, by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. Comparable statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that will be more jobs than the manufacturing industry. If you want to be part of this industry but don’t know much about growing or selling, consider starting as a budtrimmer. This entry-level position in the growing and processing side of the industry provides a foot in the door for cannabis career opportunities. Budtrimmers are asked to...
  • Trump Supporters: Are We All “White Nationalists” Now? (Vanity)

    08/21/2017 7:55:09 PM PDT · by Political Animal · 37 replies
    8/21/2017 | AQC
    The allocation of culpability for the violence that resulted in the tragic death of Heather Heyer at a protest/counter-protest rally in Charlottesville, VA by the media last week really should not have come as a surprise. In the case of Republicans, the news-cycle will consisted of the following phases: If the violence is perpetrated by a hate group(s) whose members are racists, anti-Semites, and white supremacists, first, implicitly tie the Republican Party and its leaders (or if it is President Trump, explicitly) to the offending hate group; secondly, insist he or she publicly renounce the group; third, if the Republican...
  • 5 Brand Strategies Your Small Business Can Learn from Luxury Brands

    08/21/2017 4:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Hanna Fitz
    For years luxury brands have mesmerized us with highly desirable products and services. They inspire us to dream bigger and leave us desiring more. You can learn so much about attracting ideal clients from these dream building brands. I had a client (let’s call the brand was called “Arnanda”) this client had on their list On the outside, it seemed that this client was a success but this client was struggling financially to reach more high-end clients and make a profit. On the other hand, another one of my clients from Italy, who had worked as a consultant for Salvatore...
  • Joss Whedon Is a ‘Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals,’ Ex-Wife Kai Cole Says (Guest Blog)

    08/20/2017 3:24:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 20, 2017 | Kai Cole
    “He used his relationship with me as a shield … so no one would question his relationships with other women or scrutinize his writing as anything other than feminist,” she writes
  • Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo Lead Trump Tower Protest After Broadway Play (Updating Live)

    08/15/2017 6:34:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ashley Lee and Lauren Huff
    "If you're losing hope, you're not doing enough," said Ruffalo. Tuesday night’s audience of Michael Moore’s Broadway play The Terms of My Surrender were invited to partake in a post-performance protest outside Trump Tower in New York City — co-hosted by Mark Ruffalo. "It's a little field trip!" Ruffalo told ticketholders, including Harvey Weinstein and Marisa Tomei, while chatting candidly with Moore onstage at the Belasco Theatre (previous surprise guests of the one-man show include Bryan Cranston, Keith Olbermann, Maxine Waters and Gloria Steinem). He informed the attendees of the one-man show — which Moore describes as a “12-step meeting...
  • Trans Traitor Chelsea Manning Is Now Posing In a Swimsuit For Vogue

    08/11/2017 11:59:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 10, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Hide your kids. Hide your eyes. American traitor-turned-transgender activist Bradley Chelsea Manning will be featured in an upcoming edition of Vogue Magazine sporting a blonde crop and a red bathing suit. Manning tweeted out a photo from the spread, taken by famed photographer Annie Lebowitz, soon to land at a Walmart checkout line near you. So, while you’re standing there with your four-year-old holding a gallon of milk waiting for the old lady ahead of you to dig out her coupon book, here’s what you’ll be graced with, in all its pale, shaven-legged glory:
  • Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J among Kennedy Center honorees

    08/03/2017 9:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Clay Center Dispatch ^ | August 3, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center honorees will include two singers, a television writer, a dancer - and for the first time, a hip-hop artist. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. They are: hip-hop artist LL Cool J, singers Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie, television writer and producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. It's the 40th year of the awards, which honor people who have influenced American culture through the arts. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala on Dec. 3, featuring...
  • Pete Souza’s Resistance Thirst ("Obama nostalgia")

    08/03/2017 8:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | August 3, 2017 | Katy Waldman
    Since the election, former White House photographer Pete Souza has been flooding Instagram with postcards from the presidency of Barack Obama. The timing of each upload is deliberate, designed to contrast the former POTUS’s grace and poise with the current one’s flailing malice. Souza’s Instagram, which now has about 1.5 million followers, feels like a magic mirror swimming with images from a brighter past. After President Donald Trump gave a keynote speech at the Boy Scouts’ jamboree only to gloat about election night 2016, Souza unearthed a photo of Obama shaking the hand of an awed kid in uniform. “I...
  • 100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

    07/27/2017 2:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    New Atlas ^ | July 26, 2017 | Loz Blain
    Desktop Metal – remember the name. This Massachussetts company is preparing to turn manufacturing on its head, with a 3D metal printing system that's so much faster, safer and cheaper than existing systems that it's going to compete with traditional mass manufacturing processes. We've been hearing for years now about 3D printing and how it's going to revolutionize manufacturing. As yet, though, it's still on the periphery. Plenty of design studios and even home users run desktop printers, but the only affordable printing materials are cheap ABS plastics. And at the other end of the market, while organizations like NASA...
  • Surge in Streaming Services Leads to Animation Job Boom

    07/26/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | July 26, 2017 | Calum Marsh
    There’s general agreement that this is a golden age of television. But less apparent is the fact that it’s also a golden age of animation, spawned by the same subscription video-on-demand companies — such as Netflix and Amazon — that are ushering TV’s shining period. The rise of streaming services — which are ordering season after season of animated shows for children and adults — has created an urgent demand for original content, leading to a surge in jobs at all levels of production. For now, the deluge shows no signs of letting up. “There’s more animation work now than...
  • Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment

    07/22/2017 12:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | David Caplan
    First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention. Trump's wax figure -- which stands next to an existing wax figure of her husband, President Donald Trump -- wears the same Roksanda dress with puffed sleeves she wore at the RNC. The wax figure also dons a pair of nude heels,...
  • Oh là là! -- Melania Dazzles with a Tri-Color Dress at the Eiffel Tower

    07/19/2017 3:58:39 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Google Images ^ | Photos from recent trip to Paris
    Oh là là, our splendid First Lady knocked my socks off again with a very original dress! The red, white and blue must have impressed the French on Bastille Day. Voltaire, the ex-prisoner, would approve! Enjoy! More pics at the Google Image link above.
  • A Visual Masterpiece From Felix Hagan & The Family

    07/13/2017 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 1 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | July 13, 2017 | Benjamin Mitchell
    Following their EP 'Kiss The Misfits', the theatrical punk rock group Felix Hagan & The Family recently released electro-punk track ‘Delirium Tremendous’ which is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album due later this year. And now there is a visual masterpiece to accompany it depicting the pits of addiction and a lost identity.
  • New comic Calexit sees California rebelling against President Trump

    07/12/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 12, 2017 | Christian Holub
    The presidency of Donald Trump has certainly been eventful so far. The day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, millions of Americans took to the streets to make the Women’s March one of the biggest protests in the country’s history — and that energy has not yet subsided. Liberal opponents of Trump proudly declare themselves “The Resistance,” as if they were fighting the Nazi occupation of France. Constituents have been storming Republican town halls and Congressional offices to protest the Trump-led Republican Party’s new health care proposal, while so-called “antifa” protestors have more violently...