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  • Rep. Clay filing lawsuit to restore cops as pigs painting in the Capitol

    02/21/2017 5:40:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 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 LaBeouf’s 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 LaBeouf’s 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.US”—created by LaBeouf with Rönkkö & Turner, just like 2015’s #ALLMYMOVIES—was established in response to Donald Trump’s 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 violent—an ugly distillation of what’s 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 · 57 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 Trump’s 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 daughter’s 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 daughter’s brand from multiple retailers follows the widespread #GrabYourWallet campaign to boycott businesses the Trump family profits from. Shannon Coulter, founder of #GrabYourWallet, reported the brand’s 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, men’s rights student groups are being denied funding, and anyone who expresses any view that runs contrary to the hard left’s 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 Bush’s 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 Trump’s 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. Kennedy’s inauguration in January, 1961, the inaugural poem and has, until now been a purely Democratic Party tradition. “ The Society’s...
  • 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. You’ve had a long and successful career. Bravo for you. I’m sorry to say, I personally don’t like your films or your acting, but I guess I’m just another deplorable who watches football and “mixed” martial arts when John Wayne movies aren’t 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 magazine’s “no talent” editor, Graydon Carter, “will be out.” But on Friday, it’s Trump who will be inside Condé 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 Condé Nast’s leadership team, including Vogue editor and longtime Democratic donor Anna Wintour, at the company’s 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, we’ve 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 Ayesha’s 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 Swim’s 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 Warner’s 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. “Didn’t you want the show canceled?” asked Hyde. “Didn’t you campaign against our show?” For 12 minutes, live on Facebook, Hyde mocked Heidecker’s...
  • 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 live—even in Canada—are 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 1500°C, 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 it’s 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: “It’s 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: “It’s 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 – “It’s 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
    It’s 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 America’s “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 husband’s 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 they’ve 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?
  • Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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...
  • Kiwi model Kylie Bax defends Donald Trump

    10/15/2016 12:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Newstalk ZB ^ | October 16, 2016 | Kirsty Winn, The New Zealand Herald
    New Zealand supermodel Kylie Bax is defending her long-term friend, Donald Trump. She's questioning the allegations made by several women that Trump made inappropriate sexual advances towards them - saying they only want their five minutes of fame. Bax said she doesn't condone comments he made in a reality show bus, which Trump has described as locker room talk. She told NZME "I'm sorry, but he's a man." She's also questioned why people think a guy trying to get a date is more important than national security - referring to Hillary Clinton's email scandal. "What about the 300 emails that...
  • Polish film director Andrzej Wajda dies

    10/10/2016 12:12:56 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | October 9
    Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died aged 90, the Polish Filmmakers' Association has confirmed. He made more than 40 feature films in a career spanning 60 years. Many of his films - including Kanal, Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Katyn - were inspired by Poland's turbulent wartime and communist history. In 2000, Wajda was awarded an honorary Oscar for his contribution to world cinema.
  • BC-US--Campaign 2016-Election Day,ADVISORY, US (Don't think we're supposed to see this)

    10/07/2016 11:54:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Editors: Election Day in the United States is Nov. 8. Here are the AP's plans for its national text and photo report on Election Day, including the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, control of Congress, and governors' mansions and state legislatures. A separate advisory is moving outlining AP's video coverage plans for Election Day, as are separate text and photos advisories for individual U.S. state reports. Additionally, when the AP calls the race for president, we will immediately offer two additional stories: a profile of the winner and an analytical story reviewing the historic nature of the...
  • Church Hill home takes political insults to new heights

    10/06/2016 10:45:25 AM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 17 replies
    NBC 12 Richmond ^ | Oct 5 2016 | Mike Valerio
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's a canvass of contempt that spares few. Democratic voters may want to take a detour around the corner of 25th and Cedar Streets, after a man covered much of his century-old home in scornful spray paint. The two-story tableau takes on left-leaning politicians, including Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Terry McAuliffe. Dozens of demeaning phrases are painted from the ground to the roof, with Bill Clinton compared to Satan, D.C. described as Hades, and the Trump-Pence ticket, praised.
  • Beautiful Beach Glows by Bioluminescent

    09/25/2016 12:08:00 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 17 replies
    Bioluminescent waves in San Diego, Red Tide Blue Waves, Alien footsteps on beach, Red Tide Surfing
  • Hillary's Lost Shoe: Is that a ruby slipper?

    09/16/2016 12:42:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A freeper on freerepublic, publius911, suggested this image.  I needed to learn a bit about Gimp (the open source image processer), so I created it for practice. Have fun, Publius911!
  • "Every Breath You Take"/Minor-key

    08/22/2016 12:15:55 PM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-Nov-2014 | Chase Holfelder
    YouTube video -- very well done transposition to a minor key, and really creepy.
  • Video Editing Software

    06/30/2016 1:20:27 PM PDT · by stevio · 30 replies
    6/30/2016
    We picked up a Sony DSC RX100 and I was wondering what the techies on this board are using for video editing software. I do a solo musician thing and wanted to splice live clips together to create a montage of songs. I was thinking of the fade in, fade out thing. Also hoping for something free off the internet. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Japanese Anime Comes to Life: Notice Me, Mr. Trump!

    06/14/2016 3:58:53 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 21 replies
    RandomYoko, Tokyo Trump Fan ^ | 6/14/2016 | PoconoPundit
    A very enthusiastic Trump supporter from Japan. Enjoy the intelligent and fun, Yoko! A cross between Tokyo Rose and Ann Coulter :- )
  • Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America..

    06/09/2016 11:39:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    latimes.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Christopher Reynolds
    Full title: Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America and left us 13,000 photos>Travelers, let us now raise a glass--or perhaps a curvy old Coca-Cola bottle, freshly pried from a vintage service station fridge--to John Margolies, author, photographer, lecturer, road-trip royalty. Before Margolies came along, there was a little less love in this country for drive-through doughnuts and neon sombreros. But Margolies, 76, who died of pneumonia on May 26 in New York, spent most of his adult life seeking, snapping and celebrating the commercial imagery of America’s Main Streets and blue highways....
  • Anti-Trump mural sparks sharp debate in Wilkinsburg

    06/04/2016 5:33:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 4, 2016 | Finnegan Schick
    A large mural of the Statue of Liberty punching presidential candidate Donald Trump in the face became the focus of a debate this week among Regent Square residents about freedom of assembly. When the presidential primaries began earlier this year, Joe Davis, 45, the owner of Biddle’s Escape cafe in Wilkinsburg, encouraged his neighbors to put campaign signs on his front lawn, which sits opposite his cafe on the corner of Biddle Avenue and Trenton Street. But as the primaries went on, the signs for Republican candidates disappeared, leaving only Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Cafe regulars...
  • H.P. Lovecraft's Night-gaunt: The Tickling Terror

    05/21/2016 10:32:39 AM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Drawing is Neat ^ | May 21, 2016 | Kurt Komoda
    H.P. Lovecraft wrote of the night-gaunts in his poem "Night-Gaunts" and in the story "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath." He certainly had a vision of what they were and how they behaved because, as a child, he was tormented by them in his nightmares- which I'll talk about a bit later. They were later expanded upon in the writings of Brian Lumley, who hinted that they may have mouths with which to suckle Yibb-Tstll's black breasts. The alternate title to this post could have been "Why I Hate Wings On the Backs of Humanoid Anatomy." For almost a quarter...
  • Please Help. Valuable/Sentimental Painting Stolen (Trying to help someone out)

    05/17/2016 12:26:06 AM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 6 replies
    Tabora Studio Facebook Page ^ | May 16, 2016 | hawaiianninja
    Hopefully I got this story straight. An elderly gentleman in Nevada shipped a 20"x30" original painting to someone in Alaska. I believe he was passing it on to his daughter. The painting ended up being stolen. I'm not sure the circumstances and this is conjecture on my part, but I suspect the couriers dropped it off at the house and left it while no one was home. But whatever the case may be, it is deemed stolen. The gentleman had called and informed the artist's publishing company to ask for any assistance in getting the word out. Knowing the artist...
  • The Anatomy Drawings of Leonardo, Now Available Online

    04/17/2016 3:11:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 17, 2016 | Daniel R. Esparza
    Maybe this is yet another reason to say “God save the Queen”: dozens of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomy drawings, so far reserved for those who visited Buckingham Palace, have been carefully digitalized and made available for you, lucky internaut. But besides this collection of the beautiful, intricate and detailed drawings and sketches of the Italian Renaissance master, along with his notes and observations, the Royal Collection Trust has also launched an iPad application that compiles the whole 268 pages of the da Vinci notebooks. This is no coloring book, but you might enjoy trying to copy some of these! 
  • TEMPUS FUGIT 2

    04/16/2016 12:48:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    vimeo.com ^ | April 09, 2016 | Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt
    TEMPUS FUGIT 2 , the sequel of my first timelapse movie „Tempus Fugit“ (vimeo.com/69844748) took me three years to shoot. I was visiting a lot of popular and well known places around the world but quite remote and deserted spots, too, in the last three years. Sometimes I had to hike for hours with heavy equipment to come to the spots. You will find locations in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and USA (California, Utah, Washington, Oregon). The final movie consists of roughly 6.500 frames and had been cut out of 100 timelapse sequences with more than 30.000 frames altogether....