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  • 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....
  • Ferris Bueller vs. The Snowflake Generation

    04/02/2016 7:48:35 PM PDT · by pboyington · 61 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s hard to believe this year is the 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the iconic film written and directed by the late John Hughes. In the film, Ferris Bueller is a high school senior and popular and smooth talking con artist who intricately plots and executes a day of hooky from school, while outwitting his parents and arch nemesis, the Dean of Students, Ed Rooney. Ed Rooney… Ferris Bueller, being a senior in high school in 1986 was born in 1968 and therefore a charter member in Generation X. Bueller, his best friend, Cameron, and girlfriend, Sloan represent...
  • International Competition Announced to Design 'Trump Wall' Between USA and Mexico

    03/23/2016 2:46:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Blouin Art info ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jana Perkovic
    A US design collective Third Mind Foundation has announced an international design competition to design a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, in response to ideas of border security floated in the US presidential debate. The real-estate tycoon and leading candidate in the Republican Presidential Primaries, Donald Trump has proposed to tackle the issue of migration by building a wall along the US-Mexican border. The idea is nicknamed ‘The Great Wall of Trump. . . . the competition is open and anonymous, with the first prize award of $5,000 for the entry that best tackles the practical...
  • Donald Duck Song

    02/24/2016 8:36:49 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep | 2/24/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Who's got the sweetest disposition? One guess -- guess who! Who never never starts an argument? (Woman: Hmmmm?) Who never shows a bit of temperament? Who's never wrong but always right? (Donald: Yeah?) Who'd never dream of starting a fight? (Donald: That so?!) Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? No one... (Donald quacks angrily) but Donald Duck! (Donald: Yeah!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg3FLwW0a18
  • Bumps on Your Head?

    02/02/2016 1:14:07 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    2/2/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    If you think there's something sexual or racial in "Shine On Your Shoes" from "The Entertainment Center" from " The Bandwagon (1953)", you need to have your head examined, you've been afflicted by "a bunch of heelots".
  • Two Steps From Hell: Heart of Courage (FDR D-Day Prayer)

    01/31/2016 10:34:48 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark
    YouTube: Wagonburner5000 ^ | February 1, 2016 | PittsburghAfterDark
    As this nation embraces our quadrennial presidential election cycle we should be reminded of the incredible heroism of our nation's ancestors. We should be grateful for their courage, their sacrifice, their valor and never forget their memories. The men and women who have left behind blood, sweat, tears, lives and limbs so we may continue to embark on the great American experiment. Some may say our nation's best days are behind us. Our 18 year olds of yesterday that stormed the beaches of Normandy, Iwo Jima and defeated empires that spanned continents and the globe have been replaced by crybullies...
  • Hey...how do you upload a photo, video or an image to a FR post?

    01/28/2016 9:28:44 AM PST · by Be Careful · 27 replies
    any handy dandy helpful hints would be appreciated
  • How America’s Dullest City Got Cool

    01/23/2016 11:55:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | January 21, 2016 | Colin Woodward
    The capital of Iowa has long had a reputation as one of the least hip, least interesting and least dynamic cities in the Western world, a dull insurance town set amid the unending corn fields of flyover country, a place Minneapolis looks down on and the young and ambitious flee as soon as they graduate. "Usually you are born here or marry into here or get transferred here," says local entrepreneur Mike Draper. "Not many people come to chase their dreams. If they did, you'd be like, 'What, you want to be an actuary?'" But unbeknownst to many outside the...
  • Human Trafficking abomination is getting into the media

    01/21/2016 5:00:46 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Caged No More [film site] ^ | January 21, 2016 | self
    ABOUT CAGED NO MORE CAGED NO MORE is an entertaining feature film that will raise awareness of human trafficking, aid in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in prevention, and assist in eradicating trafficking. Starring Kevin Sorbo, Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine, Alan Powell, and Cassidy Gifford with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Natalie Grant. Inspired by real events, CAGED NO MORE is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details...
  • Which John Wayne and WWII movie to introduce my kids to westerns and classic American films.

    01/19/2016 12:32:17 PM PST · by Sparticus · 141 replies
    So I was watching a movie with my kids (10 and 13) the other day and was thinking about how different the media is that they consume than from the stuff I was raised on. I would like to get them interested in older movies with positive messages. Which John Wayne and which WWII movies are your favorites and which would think would grab kids' attention? I'm thinking "The Cowboys" would be good, but what else would everyone suggest?
  • French-Canadian Fiddle Music in the United States

    01/13/2016 11:41:09 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | May 7, 2013 | Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux
    https://youtu.be/IJJUFH0ZyNY?t=29m59s Their dancing feet is a good principle to relate the music to the dance potential of the audience.
  • Woman creates baby burial gowns from donated wedding dresses

    12/30/2015 6:05:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Saynsumthn.com ^ | November 7, 2015 | Saynsumthn
    A Michigan woman is turning wedding dresses into infant burial gowns to donate to grieving mothers when their newborn baby passes away. The death of an infant child usually so unexpected that parents rarely have clothes to bury them in, and this is where Angels Above Baby Gowns steps in. Founder Dawn Lafferty, said that she created her organization in May of 2014 after watching the story of a mother in Washington State whose son was still born. “They brought her son to her wrapped in a wash cloth and when she got home she decided to use her wedding...
  • Jesus depictions are racist, Atlanta Black Lives Matter activist writes

    12/27/2015 6:12:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Buzz Blog ^ | December 27, 20150 | Jennifer Brett
    Depictions of Jesus as fair skinned “advance an Anglo-Saxon, white supremacist agenda,” Atlanta Black Lives Matter activist and New York Daily News columnist Shaun King writes. “In Atlanta, I see them everywhere I go. Jesus as a blond-haired, blue-eyed baby and his blue-eyed supermodel mother are ubiquitous and done without even a slight hint of humor,” he says in this column. “It’s preposterous.”(continued)
  • The Week in Pictures: Steve Harvey Edition

    12/26/2015 1:53:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | December 26, 2015 | Steven Hayward
  • Science Asks: What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

    Images of a frail, thin, pale-skinned, strikingly handsome man with long locks of light brown hair are nearly ubiquitous in the world of Christianity. During this Christmas season, they seem to be especially numerous. But these images are based almost entirely on paintings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, who lived hundreds of years after Christ, and who had no insight into His actual appearance. And a team of British forensic scientists now says the real Jesus Christ would have looked nothing at all like those popular images. The team’s findings are significant, not because they conclusively say what...
  • Samsung Just Granted Patent for Holographic 3D Printer & Driver

    12/15/2015 1:44:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Print ^ | December 15, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    For a company that has emphasized they are not entering the 3D printing arena, Samsung sure does like applying for patents. We’ve covered similar stories on Apple and their patent applications as well, with mum being the general and concise word on their particular end. Often, while we can see what these mega-companies have going on conceptually, all that’s left to do is speculate. But boy, everyone sure is giving us some good stuff to chew on lately. Last we checked, Samsung had been awarded a patent regarding multicolor ink for 3D printing, That 3D printer concept operates with several...
  • Vanity-Need help identifying this portrait

    12/05/2015 6:34:20 PM PST · by zeebee · 85 replies
    A restaurant | 12/5/15 | zebeee
    I saw this old portrait hanging in a restaurant. I've seen this face before but it's killing me to that I cannot identify who it is. I have googled everything possible and get nowhere. Does anyone know who this portrait or photograph represents? thanks.
  • The Week in Pictures: Workplace Confusion Edition

    12/05/2015 3:58:58 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 6, 2015 | Steven Hayward
  • Need help identifying Objet d'Art

    11/23/2015 9:09:53 PM PST · by Disambiguator · 35 replies
    11/23/2015 | n/a
    Someone gave us this fat ceramic horse and suggested we could sell it on eBay and retire. Well, okay, maybe make a few hundred bucks. As far as I can tell, it's a copy of the style of horse made by a Scandinavian artist named Stig Lindberg. It could be an original, but there are no markings to indicate that. It could also be from the Bling Dynasty, judging by the garish paint job.
  • Vanity - What is Your Favorite Inspirational Song?

    11/21/2015 8:47:39 AM PST · by amorphous · 134 replies
    Vanity | 21 Nov 2015
    When things begin to get you down or the world overwhelms, it usually helps to listen to music that inspires you. A song I've recently found very inspirational, among many - even though I don't understand the words - is a song from the sound track of the documentary Patterns of Evidence Freedom: The Dawn Of Exodus
  • Vanity: Paris Jihad targeted Eagles of Death Metal band is fronted by a Republican Conservative

    11/16/2015 8:41:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    sharpmagazine.com ^ | 11/16/2015 | Trumpinator
    I just want to let people know that the lead singer/founder of the group "Eagles Of Death Metal" (the name is a joke - they don't perform death metal) is a conservative Republican and openly so. Here are links to a couple of interviews to prove my point: http://rockinlifestyle.com/jesse-hughes I wanted to be a Republican politician, for God sakes. I’m a conservative, dude". and http://sharpmagazine.com/culture/jesse-hughes-sex-drugs-and-reaganism/ You have a background working in politics, right?Yes. Correct politics. I love Reagan. Communism sucks. And nothing is free in America, except opportunity. That’s how I like it.Would you ever inject politics into your music?I...
  • MESMERIZING UNDERWATER PHOTOS OF WWII SHIPWRECKS THAT SUNK IN CANADA

    11/13/2015 5:45:25 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 11, 2015 | JILL HEINERTH
    In the summer months, a parade of icebergs break way from the Arctic and make their way south drifting through the region called Iceberg Alley. Divers visiting the Bell Island shipwrecks often divert to make a dive on these floating giants. (All photos: Jill Heinerth)Few people know that Bell Island, in Newfoundland, Canada, was directly attacked during World War II. In 1942, German U-boats twice raided the island in an attempt to disrupt the flow of iron ore being transported from mines on the island. This high-grade ore was used to supply steel critical to the war effort.Germans knew that if...
  • AMERICA GOT HER NAME FROM THIS 1507 MAP

    11/13/2015 5:37:41 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 9, 2015 | ERIC GRUNDHAUSER
    The first time America was called America. (All Images from The Library of Congress)The Universalis Cosmographia, a 1507 cartographic exploration of the known world, depicted the New World as two entirely separate continents. This was quite a revolutionary stance on the early days of the Age of Discovery: many people still believed that the New World was connected to Asia. Although we now know that North and South America are a single continent, this ambitious map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller is rightfully revered for giving America its name.The wide wall map was originally printed in a gorgeous tome of cartographic illustrations and gores (maps designed to...
  • Enya: "Dark Sky Island", first release in 7 years to debut November 20th.

    11/11/2015 6:11:49 AM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 37 replies
    enya. com ^ | 11/11/15 | Celtic Conservative
    Just pre ordered the new Enya album. As a part of the pre order you get 2 songs off the release. The songs are titled "Echoes In Rain" and "So I Could Find My Way". If these 2 songs are any indication of the way the rest of the album is, Enya should be able to purchase a few more castles in the near future. The first song "Echoes In Rain" is a bright strident tune with Enya's trademark sound- deeply layered voice and instrument tracks with hints of both classical and ecclesiastic music. But more than that, this is...
  • Why no "Pro War" novels, stories, movies?

    11/09/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by j.argese · 18 replies
    n/a ^ | 11/9/15 | j.argese
    With the release of this new movie about Stalin enabler, cheerleader and pom-pom girl Dalton Trumbo, it got me to thinking about his novel "Johnny Got His Gun". It also got me to thinking about the lack of literature which would support the fight for Western Values, considering the existential threat we face. Your thoughts?