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  • America's most hipster cities

    07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Thrillist ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jimmy Im
    While New Yorkers like to think of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the epicenter of the American hipster, it's hardly the only place in the country where vegan, handlebar-mustachioed trustafarians ride their single-speeds to nanobreweries inside organic farm-to-table restaurants inside abandoned artist lofts tricked out with rooftop gardens where they grow only kale. Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course....
  • Up & Coming Albanian-American Model Amanda Lajcaj

    07/24/2014 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Albanian-American model Amanda Lajcaj has been suggested as a candidate for either Miss America or Miss Albania, and not only is she incredibly good-looking... she's also a good girl: Amanda is a professionally trained dancer. She has been competing in various dancing styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, etc.) since the age of seven. She is known for her sense of humor, said to be excellent at doing impressions. Amanda is regular at the charity events and loves to help others.  She is a devoted Catholic and attends mass regularly... Pics/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • NBC Dateline - GUILTY of STEALING My Videos

    07/23/2014 6:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | TAOFLEDERMAUS
    "An old rat trap video of mine became a subject of a murder investigation and was presented on NBC Dateline. The only problem was they never got my permission to use my copyrighted content."
  • Rare Historical Photos

    07/21/2014 10:36:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Geo W Bush visits Texas oil fields with his dad, 1955 More pics/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Daiycaller.com playing games?

    07/21/2014 12:34:42 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    Natalie Portman looked great in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and we think you’ll love seven of this Brit’s hottest moments.
  • Have We Reached Peak Narcissism With The “Selfie Stick”? (photos at source)

    07/18/2014 4:49:03 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    returnofkings ^ | july 17th, 2014 | By runsonmagic
    Get ready for the next level of attention whoring; the selfie stick. The selfie stick could be a fad, but it could also become so common no one comments when someone pulls one out. The selfie stick is already popular all over Asia, where social degeneration is a couple years ahead of America. Vendors in the United States report selling out of selfie sticks, and the GoPro-Edition telescopic monopod is currently the 49th most popular item in the Amazon camera store.
  • New Film Exposes and Mocks “Progressives”

    07/18/2014 7:53:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/18/2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Former FBI informant in the Weather Underground, Larry Grathwohl, is one of the stars of Joel Gilbert’s new film, “There’s No Place Like Utopia,” which is premiering in Denver on Friday and then goes nationwide. Friday, July 18, also happens to be “Blog About Larry Day,” to remember his service to the nation and his untimely death last year. His friend Tina Trent says, “we are asking that bloggers, radio folks, podcasters, and others in the media use July 18th to tell the truth about violent leftist radicals like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and their ilk.” She adds, “Their...
  • 'Miss Argentina International 2014' is Martina Lehmann

    07/17/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Art Deco/Streamliner Trains of the 30s

    07/14/2014 3:27:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    New York Central's 20th Century Limited  (photo: Wikipedia) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on Punk, Politics, & Why He Dumped the Dems (Great Video)

    07/10/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Against Crony Capitalism ^ | July 10 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    Novoselic was the bassist in the biggest band of my youth, Nirvana. I always kind of liked the guy despite what I thought were his statist leanings. But what do you know?  He has eschewed a lot of these tendencies for real DIY politics. For honest punk politics. Free thinking politics. In many ways free market politics. I like the guy a bit more now and I am interested in learning more about his efforts to reform our electoral system.   He has some good ideas. Scratch that, he has some great ideas. I have to say that I...
  • So Schön! 'Miss Austria 2013' is Doris Hoffman

    07/10/2014 3:18:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • More Obscure Historical Photos

    07/08/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Ronaldus Maximus meets King Richard!            -photo Wikipedia More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Highlights from 'Miss Philippines Earth 2014'

    06/26/2014 3:41:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Weird Rides!

    06/20/2014 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • 'Miss El Salvador 2014' is Larissa Vega~

    06/19/2014 3:03:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Virginia Man Creates a 3-In-1 3D Printer, Laser Engraver, & CNC Machine For Under $250

    06/17/2014 6:42:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | June 17, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein
    When it comes to 3D printers, they can be used to make all sorts of objects, via additive manufacturing. However, many ‘makers’ (people who utilize their creative abilities to ‘make’ things) use more than just 3D printers when trying to visualize their ideas in creating tangible objects. CNC machining, as well as laser engravers are used by many individuals in creating complete products, made from a multitude of materials and processes. One problem with this, is that all of these processes currently require individual machinery. For example, many ‘makers’ end up needing to purchase, store, and operate a 3D printer,...
  • SHOCKING: Company That Created Obamacare Website LINKED To Benghazi Video

    06/17/2014 2:59:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/17/2014 | Walid Shoebat, Ben Barrack and Keith Davies
    In a SHOCKING discovery, CGI Federal – the Canadian Company that built the Obamacare website – appears to have a connection to the “Innocence of Muslims” video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks.And here’s how it was done:The evidence is well established that in 2010, CGI acquired Stanley Associates, which “provides services to the U.S. federal civilian, defense and intelligence agencies”. [1]When the crudely produced video “Innocence of Muslims” was posted to a YouTube it needed a boost, especially since it was posted by someone no one had ever heard of and who had only uploaded two videos...
  • 'Miss Ukraine 2014' Finalists...

    06/12/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page?

    06/08/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Pearls Before Swine ^ | 7JUN2014 | Stephan Pastis
    Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence. Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him. In fact, legend has it that when Steven Spielberg called to see if he wanted to make a movie, Bill wouldn’t even take the call. So it was with little hope of success that I set out to try and meet him last April. I was traveling through Cleveland on a book tour, and I knew that he...
  • Seldom-Seen Historical Photographs...

    06/02/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Hidden miracles of the natural world

    06/01/2014 10:36:29 AM PDT · by shove_it · 10 replies
    TED ^ | March 2014 | Louie Schwartzberg
    We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature. (excellent 7:24 vid at link)
  • 'Miss Săo Tomé and Príncipe 2013' is Djeissica Barbosa Hamilton Ivna Farinha Cassandra

    05/29/2014 10:05:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    That's some name, huh... More at Reaganite Republican...
  • 'Miss Italy 2013' is Luna Isabella Voce

    05/22/2014 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Luna was actually born and raised in Holland, of Italian parentage-  More at Reaganite Republican...
  • A couple of guitar videos I came across on youtube. [Vanity]

    05/16/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 26 replies
    youtube | May 16, 2014 | Me
    Flamenco street buskers in Spain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4mArn9RkkMatt Otten. This is a true virtuoso jazz guitarist IMO. Very smooth, effortless, style similar to Jim Hall. Maybe some will find him too cerebral but I could watch him move around the neck of that guitar for hours. One oddity about him is he seems to have never gigged or jammed with anyone else except rarely, a vocalist. All his videos are accompanied by backing tracks. Sunnyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX8bmZitKaw&list=PLB883E04FDBAB4C06 Beautiful Love.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx4sxLxBn8gCan't believe I never heard of this Australian guy before! His name is Tommy EmmanuelClassical Acoustichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnkTommy playing the blues. He is probably most famous for this...
  • 'Miss Croatia (Universe) 2013' is Melita Fabecic

    05/15/2014 3:14:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... (SFW for all but the most PC environments- just a few innocent bikini shots)
  • WWII London, in Color:

    05/05/2014 3:13:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Undefeated... Color photos/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Photos from the White House Correspondents Dinner 2014

    05/04/2014 12:26:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    THE INTERNETS
  • Unbelievable- 6 year old drummer plays Van Halen song w/ Brad Paisley

    05/02/2014 4:18:51 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | June 16, 2013 | Avery Molek (6 year old drummer)
    Amazing.
  • Found this rug at a flea market, no idea where it's from

    The only thing similar I could find was American Indian style Persian rug, also the color pink I think is very unusual, the main features look a little like a llama but not much like the Peruvian style. I would to find the answer of where this rug is from, I think it is made of silk.
  • Analog man -- Joe Walsh (Music)

    04/25/2014 10:00:19 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012 | Joe Walsh
    the whole world's living in a digital dream it's not really there it's all on the screen makes me forget who I am I'm an analog man
  • Sofia Loren -Still Stunning at 76- Crowns 'CZECH MISS 2014'

    04/25/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 60 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The annual Česká Miss (Czech Miss) pageant selects the Czech Republic's representatives to participate in the major international beauty contests, i.e. Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth...... And LOOK who the guest judge was!!! More/video at Reaganite Republican... ______________________________________ pics: Ceska Miss
  • Adagio For Strings-Чечня{Chechnya}

    04/23/2014 8:31:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 6 replies
    A dramic video about the First Russian-Chechen War.
  • Obscure Historical Photos II

    04/22/2014 3:10:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
                                            Paris Air Show, 1909 More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Pictures Like You've never Seen

    04/20/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Google Plus ^ | April 20, 2014 | Staff
    Things sure have changed since I've been a kid. The bus driver going quick over a tight turn was as exciting as it ever got. Not like this. So, you don't believe that's Dolly Parton. (Well, looking at her blouse who would blame you? That kid sure grew up fast. It may look sublimely other-worldly but I promise you it ain't that planet they just discovered described as "could possibly harbor water" That is one scary hare. Freaky-looking, too. Heck, even I would cry, now, sitting next to that thing!
  • WILD Private Drones!

    04/16/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    DJI Phantom Vision Video drone presentation at Reaganite Republican...
  • 'Miss Slovakia 2014' is Silvia Prochadzkova

    04/11/2014 8:53:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 69 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Kinda resembles a young Sophia Loren... More at Reaganite Republican... (borderline SFW, bikinis)
  • Our Trip to Washington DC

    04/06/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 38 replies
    self | April 6, 2014 | Art in Idaho
    Was fantastic! It was very humbling in lots of respects but awe inspiring. Was first trip for me, second for my wife. Saw as much as we could in one week so thought I would share the highlights. Saw the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the first day. An absolute treasure trove of information and exhibits. American History Museum Welcome Video plus American History Museum interior photos plus The Star Spangled Banner. Then to The National Cathedral. A truly awesome sight plus a memorable service. Then had brunch with our nephew at Ted’s Bulletin. A fun place. The Holocaust...
  • Open Access Maps at New York Public Library (20,000+ cartographic works free download)

    04/06/2014 4:17:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    NYPL ^ | March 28, 2014
    The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. First, create an account, then click a map title and...
  • I’m a Christian and I think ‘Noah’ deserves a four star review

    03/31/2014 10:53:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    themattwalshblog.com ^ | 3-29-2014 | Matt Walsh
    On Friday, my wife and I had a very rare date night. Naturally, we decided to spend it being pummeled by the blaring condescension of the most insipid, absurd, unimaginative, clumsily contrived piece of anti-Christian filmmaking to come along since, well, probably just last week. In fact, if I learned anything from Noah, it’s this: despite popular perception, you can often judge a book by its cover. Also, giant deformed rock monsters make for awkward supporting characters. We’ll meditate on that second item in a moment, but it’s the first point that should be especially emphasized. Christians: you’ll hear people...
  • Dhimmitude ... Swedish Art Professor Applauds Apple's Intention To Place Hijab On Emoticon

    03/28/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Tundar Tabloids ^ | 28/03/2014 | KGS
    The Western institutionalization of sharia norms. A Swedish art professor has applauded Apple’s promise to diversify its emoticon options, including figures wearing religious headgear such as the hijab. “It’s great, we need people with different skin colours among the emojis, and people with different clothes, from the hijab to the kippa,” illustration professor Joanna Rubin Dranger at Stockholm’s Konstfack academy told the TT news wire on Thursday. The website DoSomething.org first let the battle cry sound, asking Apple to take a closer look at its 800 emojis. “The only two resembling people of colour are a guy who looks vaguely...
  • 'Miss Uruguay 2013' is Micaela Orsi

    03/28/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Orsi is 6'-0" tall...         More at Reaganite Republican...   (prolly NSFW this week)        
  • WAR DOGS: Got Yer Back!

    03/25/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Stanford Libraries online archive expands access to French Revolution treasures

    03/22/2014 8:31:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Stanford University ^ | March 21, 2014 | GABRIELLE KARAMPELAS
    Participants, spectators and critics produced scores of historical documents during the French Revolution.   These items are now available in the French Revolution Digital Archive, a digital collection recently released by Stanford Libraries.   FRDA brings together two foundational sources for French Revolution research: the Archives parlementaires, a day-to-day record of parliamentary debates and discussions held between 1789 and 1794, and Images de la Révolution française, a vast visual corpus from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.  The archive was a multiyear endeavor and was developed in response to expressed need by scholars for improved access to their sources, according to...
  • The Road to Miss Italia...

    03/21/2014 8:33:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Same pageant that once launched the career of Sophia Loren...   photo:  Miss Italia    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Onward Christian...protesters

    03/20/2014 5:35:24 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/19/2014 | Steve Berman
    On Monday, March 10, the band Switchfoot performed in Baton Rouge, at the Varsity Theater. Members of Consuming Fire, led by street evangelist Chris LePelley, protested the concert. They stood with megaphones and shouted things like "there won’t be Switchfoot [music] in hell, just Switchfoot fans." If you're not a fan, Switchfoot is a rock band. Some of their albums have done well in Christian radio, and have themes related to God. They do not promote themselves as a "Christian band." The Varsity Theatre is hardly a church, it's a club. They don't serve communion there, in fact, they might...
  • Sweden: Parliament Official Orders Bare-Breasted Rainting Removed … for Muslims

    03/16/2014 11:34:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | March 15, 2014 | Creeping Sharia
    Sweden: Parliament official orders bare-breasted painting removed … for Muslims STOCKHOLM, Sweden, – A painting of a bare-breasted woman has been removed from the Swedish Riksdag’s guest dining room on orders from the legislature’s deputy speaker. Deputy Speaker Susanne Eberstein of the Social Democrat party ordered the painting, “Juno” by baroque artist G.E. Schroder, to be removed from the guest dining room, where it had hung since 1983, TheLocal.se reported Thursday. “We routinely change paintings from time to time,” a Riksdag representative said in response to an inquiry from news agency TT. A parliamentary source who asked to remain anonymous...
  • 'Miss Norway 2013' is Mari Ekelřf

    03/14/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
          More at Reaganite Republican...   ______________________________________________________________________________    photo: facebook  
  • Hiking to North Manitou Island {Michigan}

    03/10/2014 10:17:25 PM PDT · by shove_it · 7 replies
    On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, we attempted something that hasn’t been done for 40 years: to hike the treacherous ice across the Manitou Passage to the islands 8 miles out... (click the link for commentary and photos of a bold day of hiking)
  • Liberals Outraged by Cadillac Ad

    03/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-6-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, ladies and gentlemen, the new Cadillac commercial for their new electric car? (interruption) You haven't? It features the actor Neal McDonough. Do you watch Justified? (interruption) Well, Neal McDonough was in Justified two years ago. He's got this baby-shaped head, blue eyes, short, blond hair. He can play the nicest next-door neighbor or the evilest villain you've ever found. He is the actor in this commercial. The left hates this commercial. There are caustic posts on leftist websites, and even mainstream news sites, Huffing and Puffington Post. They're outraged over the Cadillac ad! If you've seen...