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  • Philippines’ Samantha Lo missing at Miss Grand International 2019 welcoming in Caracas, Venezuela

    10/16/2019 4:56:50 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 9 replies
    ConanDaily ^ | 10/16/19 | J. Estevez
    FROM ME: Social Media has been reporting today that Miss Philippines, Samantha Lo, is really a US Citizen and was trying to travel from France to Venezuela with a FAKE Filipino passport. ARTICLE: The 2019 Miss Grand International held its welcome ceremony and press conference with its official candidates at TELEVEN TV Station in Caracas, Venezuela on October 15, 2019. Filipino beauty pageants were worried why Samantha Ashley Lo, 26, of the Philippines was not among the candidates who participated in the event. Neither Miss Grand International nor Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated has released a statement about Lo’s absence. According...
  • Metropolitan Diary: “Doing Research” (FReeper Silly's latest NYT piece; scroll down page)

    09/14/2019 8:25:44 PM PDT · by Silly · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 8, 2019 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: My friend Leslie, a retired teacher, invited me to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts one Saturday to watch a film of a Broadway musical. I told her if it was being shown at the Theater on Film and Tape Archive, it was restricted to researchers and professionals. I found the title in the online catalog, and verified that “all viewers must have a valid reason for viewing and a library card.” But Leslie insisted, and I agreed to meet. Before entering the screening room, I stopped to quietly caution her. “Volunteer no information,” I...
  • New trend? Morticians remove tattooed skin of dead loved ones to preserve as artwork

    09/09/2019 5:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KUTV-TV ^ | September 4, 2019 | Adam Forgie
    (KUTV) — People remember deceased loved ones in a myriad of different ways, with burial and cremation being two of the most popular methods. But there's a new, some say skin-crawling way to memorialize those who have passed away: by preserving their tattooed flesh so it can be framed and displayed, according to a report by Nine News Australia. That's exactly what an Ohio father/son duo of morticians are doing. It's called "Save My Ink Forever." The operation is based in Northfield, Ohio outside of Cleveland.
  • Mattel releasing Day of the Dead Barbie

    09/04/2019 1:37:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KAMR-TV ^ | August 30, 2019 | Fox News
    The doll maker paying tribute to Mexican culture with a limited-edition Barbie. The new doll is inspired by Catrina makeup to celebrate Día de Los Muertos. (FOX NEWS) – Mattel is paying tribute to Mexican culture with a limited-edition Barbie. The toymaker launching a new doll inspired by the holiday Día de Los Muertos. Celebrated from October 21st through November 2nd, it’s a time to remember the lives of those who have passed away. The Barbie doll is dressed in traditional day of the dead attire including a full face of Catrina makeup and a crown made of Marigold Flowers...
  • Boy born blind paints picture of American flag for President Trump

    09/03/2019 1:37:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | September 2, 2019 | Berndt Petersen
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County grandfather is trying to spread awareness about children with disabilities. Randy Hogue has always loved to paint. He loves it even more when his grandson Gage is by his side. "If there is a disabled person, you have to understand. All they want to do is be included, just be included in life,” Hogue said. age was born blind. He is also autistic and mostly nonverbal. But together, Gage and his Paw-Paw created a painting of the American flag. It’s called “The Crying Flag.” "It really excites him to think he achieved something....
  • Artist Criticizes Shed Board Member for Trump Fundraiser, Urging NY Art Space to ‘Decolonize’

    09/02/2019 2:52:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Art News ^ | August 27, 2019 | Alex Greenberger
    Following controversy over a board member’s pro-Trump fundraising event earlier this month, tensions at the Shed in New York have heightened. Last week, the Observer reported that two artists—A. L. Steiner and Zackary Drucker—had removed their work in protest of the political gathering—organized by Shed supporter Stephen M. Ross in the Hamptons—from an exhibition on view at the multidisciplinary art space. Two days after that report, another action followed. On Sunday, as part of a performance, artist and DJ Thanushka Yakupitiyage and a guest performer, singer and harpist Elsz, brandished T-shirts and hung signs that protested Ross, a real-estate developer...
  • A 2017 California Fire Redux? Will America "Get Berned" by Radical-Left Wildfires in 2020?

    07/20/2019 2:09:20 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/20/2019 | Pocono Pundit
    The 2017 Tubbs Fire was the most destructive wildfire in California history, burning the wine-growing Napa and Sonoma regions north of San Francisco.  The greatest losses occurred in Santa Rosa city where 2,800+ homes were incinerated (one neighborhood shown in the picture below ). After a full year investigation, State officials traced the cause to a malfunction in a private electrical system.  Obviously, Santa Rosa was caught vastly unprepared. There's now great danger our country will face a disastrous wildfire -- an economic & cultural one if radical Dems are elected in 2020. Bernie Sanders' outright communist agenda was radical...
  • VANITY: An interesting example of Trump's organizational skills (somewhat firsthand account)

    07/12/2019 11:21:23 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 43 replies
    Self ^ | 7/12/19 | Self
    My dear friend's daughter was just crowned Miss Puerto Rico last month and she'll be participating in the Miss Universe Pageant in December. All we know is that the pageant is in December - we don't know the date nor the location. Some say it'll be in Las Vegas or South Korea. This is a total lack of planning and organization. When Trump was head of the Miss Universe Organization, a few Puerto Ricans won the crown under his watch, so we got to know him well in the beauty pageant world because he came down to the island with...
  • San Francisco liberals censor Life of George Washington and WPA art

    07/05/2019 12:44:00 PM PDT · by jeb184 · 20 replies
    CDN - Communities Digital News ^ | 07/05/19 | Jacquie Kubin
    Censorship is the first step toward liberal tyranny. First, liberals came for the Confederate Flag. Then the statues of our Confederate leaders. Classic literature is being censored (10 Literary Classics That Have Been Banned). Now, like-minded liberal groups who defend Robert Mapplethorpe or Andres Serrano’s artistic images of the Christian Crucifix submerged in urine, want to destroy the Americana art of the 1940’s. Victor Arnautoff is one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression. His work of art The Life of George Washington is from the “New Deal” era. Its erasure is just the next...
  • Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

    06/28/2019 10:39:46 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 27, 2014 | David Streitfeld
    ...For much of the last year, mainstream novelists were furious that Amazon was discouraging the sale of some titles in its confrontation with the publisher Hachette over e-books. Now self-published writers, who owe much of their audience to the retailer’s publishing platform, are unhappy. One problem is too much competition. But a new complaint is about Kindle Unlimited, a new Amazon subscription service that offers access to 700,000 books — both self-published and traditionally published — for $9.99 a month. It may bring in readers, but the writers say they earn less. And in interviews and online forums, they have...
  • Nolte: Four Mega-Franchises and a Woke Lecture Die at the Box Office

    06/28/2019 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/19 | John Nolte
    This weekend’s box office wiped out two franchises, cemented the failure of two others, and mercy-killed one of those woke entries only pompous critics adore. We’ll start with Men in Black: International, which is doing even worse than those already-dire predictions of $30 million. Deadline reports this stinker will open to a pathetic $25 million, which is less than half of what all three of its predecessors opened to. Even the 22-year-old original launched with $51 million in 22-year-old dollars. As I mentioned in my review, MIB4 has no swagger, no sex appeal, and no laughs; just a confusing story,...
  • Utah Voters: Time to Censure and Rebuke Rat Romney to Save our Christian Republic (pic)

    06/19/2019 4:08:10 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 34 replies
    Free Republic vanity ^ | 6/19/2019 | PoconoPundit
    Of all the Never-Trumpers, Romney is the most danagerous. Thankfully, McCain, Flake and Ryan are gone.  George Will and Peggy Noonan have been thoroughly outed as fake conservatives.  But Romney, owing to his national name recognition, is still a major obstacle thwarting the Rivival of our Republic. The irony is that Romney, the Elite's handpicked "Presidential Puppet" and "Designated Loser" has been totally outclassed by Trump in the last two and a half years.  All Romney seems to be good at is losing, but Trump has chaulked up win after win after win as President and Diplomat. With back-to-back...
  • Revealed: Secrets of the Sistine Chapel – Will Change the Christian World Forever

    05/31/2019 12:01:28 PM PDT · by thelightinthedark · 3,917 replies
    The Light in the dark place ^ | May 9, 2019 | THE LIGHT
    THE MOST PROFOUND SECRETS OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL TO EVER BE REVEALED The Sistine Chapel is the premier chapel of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, which is the official home residence of the Pope. The following presentation pulls back the curtain of the Sistine Chapel, unveiling secrets with spiritual revelations that have never been discovered and understood until now. (Read More)
  • Newly legalized hemp industry set to create a jobs boom in the US

    05/27/2019 10:21:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 25, 2019 | Bob Woods
    It allows farmers and other cultivators to grow the leafy, lanky plant and sell its harvest to processors so they can make hemp-based products ranging from foods, beverages and cosmetics to paper, clothing and building materials. Twenty-four states have hemp farming. CareerBuilder, Indeed, ZipRecruiter and other mainstream job websites list hemp openings.
  • Politicized Art Schools Are Losing Students to the Atelier Movement

    05/23/2019 6:11:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 22, 2019 | Michael J. Pearce
    A series of disasters face art colleges and the art departments of American universities. Their campuses are closing, their freshmen numbers are dwindling, and their graduates are struggling. Getting more students into an art program is a hard sell. To restore their appeal, art schools would do well to de-politicize their programs and focus on turning students into masters of their field who can then harness creativity for their art and their audience. Art colleges struggle with the toxic perception that their graduates are qualified for nothing and have been bankrupted by their education. They take on tens of thousands...
  • Sand 3D Printer – What Exactly Is It?

    05/22/2019 6:29:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    All3DP ^ | April 27, 2019 | Gordon Jones
    What Is It & How Does It Work? As the name states, a sand 3D printer uses a working medium of sand-like materials, including actual silica sand, ceramics, or even metal particles. The technology is binder jetting, which uses a binder polymer to bind the particles together into a physical 3D model. This can be used to produce finished products or molds for an alternative material to be poured into. The history of sand 3D printing begins in the late 1990s with a German company, Generis, and with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the United States. Generis focused on...
  • VIDEO: WHY Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Attacked in South Africa

    05/18/2019 11:06:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO This video reveals what almost everybody is reluctant to admit out loud: WHY Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked in South Africa. It is a delicate subject but I don't refrain in spelling out the reason for the attack even though it will make many uncomfortable to face the truth.
  • What Visiting a Park in China is like

    05/01/2019 4:29:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 1MAY19 | Editorial Staff
    Here we spend some time exploring China. In particular some of those outstanding mountains that are just about everywhere. Please kindly note that this post has multiple embedded videos. It is important to view them. If they fail to load, all you need to do is to reload your browser. China is a land of some amazing nature and spectacular views. You look at the brochures, and the commercials, and the videos and say “Man oh man, I just have to go there and visit that place!“. Well, this is what it’s like… It’s all about the climb.
  • Moma's Chicken Soup - A Parable About Modern America

    04/28/2019 5:18:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 28apr19 | Editorial Staff
    Credit to Rush Limbaugh who gave me the inspiration to write this. This was inspired by his invaluable writings in his Rush Revere series of children's books . Please enjoy. A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse that illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of analogy.< -Wikipedia This is the story about Moma and her amazing soup. You see, while everyone else was making chicken...
  • European cites imagined as if they were cities in Russia (my title)

    04/27/2019 2:36:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | 28nov18 | tim
    European Cities Places Imagined to be Styled in Russian Style Posted on November 28, 2018 by tim It’s another photo posting from some people who ask the question – “What if a European city was in Russia, how would it look?” And those photos is the answer to this often asked question.Europe:Russia:Europe:Russia:Europe: Russia:Europe:Russia:Europe:Russia:–nextpage–Europe:Russia:Europe (this is best one here so far):Russia:Europe: Russia:Europe:Russia:It is not the only person who tries to compare cities. We had some older postings on the topic in archive.