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  • The Army Is Looking for a Few Good Art Experts[New Reserve Group]

    10/21/2019 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Oct 2019 | Ralph Blumenthal and Tom Mashberg
    A new reserve group, inspired by the Monuments Men of the World War II era, will aim to protect antiquities and important cultural sites in war zones. It’s no secret that the war-ravaged nations where American soldiers have been enmeshed in conflict for nearly two decades are home to many of civilization’s oldest and most prized antiquities and cultural treasures. But in the heat of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, how are troops to know whether they are taking their positions behind mounds of insignificant rubble or inside the precious remains of a 3,000-year-old temple complex? The Pentagon’s answer, announced...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Ennis House Sells for $18 Million

    10/20/2019 9:38:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/20/2019
    The Ennis House, which is located in the foothills of the L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz, was built by Wright's son in 1924 for Charles and Mabel Ennis and is known as a unique masterpiece ... made almost entirely of granite blocks. The property's been a hot spot for Hollywood filmmakers over the years, appearing in countless shows and movies ... including 1982's "Blade Runner." As for the specifics of the Ennis House ... it's over 6,000 square feet including the detached guest quarters, 3 beds, 3.5 baths and the main house features a gorgeous marble floor linking the various...
  • Outfits Kate Middleton Wore on Royal Tour of Pakistan

    10/19/2019 11:43:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 53 replies
    Town & Country ^ | Oct 2019 | Chloe Foussianes
  • Wild Flowers (Count Vlad does music production)

    10/18/2019 5:02:21 PM PDT · by BEJ · 2 replies
    Count Vlad has played in a band and done demo work. Here he produced the band Ophelia's Dream doing a love song that reminds me of David Gate's Bread. If you like the music please subscribe.
  • Tonight's Short Film: MONSTERS

    10/18/2019 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 13, 2019 | Omeleto
    MONSTERS A young girl lives in a bunker, protected from the monsters. Today she goes outside... WATCH FREE ON YOUTUBE Duration: 13:38 Genre: Horror Theme(s): Family More information at link
  • Why Trump helped open a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas

    10/18/2019 12:03:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2019 | Ellen Cranley
    President Donald Trump appeared alongside one of his allies in the luxury world to help open a Louis Vuitton (LV) workshop in rural Texas. The opening marked the first luxury brand to seemingly align itself with the controversial president, though LV leaders at the appearance wouldn't claim any formal association with Trump. Bernard Arnault, the CEO of Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH, is a French billionaire who is the third richest person in the world and has had business interests wrapped up with Trump's presidency before. Though the legendary French company has workshops in California, Trump has touted the Texas...
  • Ronan Farrow: Hillary Clinton pressured me to stop investigating Harvey Weinstein.

    10/18/2019 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | October 18, 2019 | by IWB
    Ronan Farrow: Hillary Clinton pressured me to stop investigating Harvey Weinstein. — Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) October 17, 2019 Farrow directly reported to Clinton when he worked for Obama’s state department. Farrow’s boyfriend of almost a decade was a speech and joke writer for both Obama and Clinton.
  • Lost in Combat? [3000 years ago]

    10/18/2019 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    University of Göttingen ^ | 15.10.2019 | Tobias Uhlig, et al
    Researchers discover belongings of a warrior on unique Bronze Age battlefield site Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the personal equipment of a Bronze Age warrior who died on the battlefield 3,300 years ago. This unique find was discovered by a diving team headed by Dr Joachim Krüger, from the University of Greifswald, and seems to have been protected in the river from the looting, which inevitably followed...
  • Helen Hunt hospitalized after car crash in Los Angeles

    10/17/2019 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 / 9:31 AM | By Annie Martin
    Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Hunt is recovering following a car crash in Los Angeles. People confirmed Hunt, 56, was hospitalized Wednesday after she was involved in a car crash on the corner of San Vicente and Tremaine Avenue. TMZ said Hunt was riding in the back seat of a black SUV that was T-boned by another car in the intersection. The impact flipped Hunt's vehicle onto its side. Sources said Hunt was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. She was spotted leaving the hospital in a white truck a few hours after the crash. Hunt's rep said...
  • Research shines camera on little-known, much abused pangolins

    10/16/2019 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | October 16, 2019 / 3:00 AM | By Paul Brinkmann
    White-bellied tree pangolins are being hunted illegally in large numbers in West Africa. Photo courtesy of Justin Miller/Pangolin Conservation ========================================================== ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers from Florida and Illinois are leading a global effort to understand and protect the world's most trafficked mammal -- the little-known pangolin. Also called a scaly anteater, the cat-size pangolin is hunted and killed for its scales and meat in Africa and Southeast Asia. New research includes the so-called "Pango-Cam" attached to their backs to provide crucial information about the pangolin diet and territory. Without quick efforts to understand how to breed the...
  • GQ Magazine Says “New Masculinity” is Men Wearing Earrings, Giant Sleeping Bag Dresses and Crying

    10/14/2019 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 117 replies ^ | Paul Joseph Watson - October 14, 2019
    According to GQ Magazine, “new masculinity” is men wearing earrings and giant dresses that resemble sleeping bags while crying. Yes, really. “@Pharrell covers GQ’s New Masculinity issue, an exploration of identity, culture, and style in 2019,” tweeted the magazine. .@Pharrell covers GQ’s New Masculinity issue, an exploration of identity, culture, and style in 2019: — GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) October 14, 2019 The cover shot shows the musician wearing an earring while dressed in what many people are describing as a cross between a dress and a sleeping bag. Other images from the shoot show Pharrell crying and wearing...
  • Box Office: 'Joker' Goes Crazy With $55M

    10/14/2019 11:36:03 AM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 13th, 2019 | by Pamela McClintock
    Globally, 'Joker' has collected a staggering $544 million. Meanwhile at the specialty box office, 'Parasite' scored the biggest location average in three years with $125,421. Todd Phillips' Joker is laughing all the way to the bank, earning an outstanding $55 million in its sophomore weekend for a 10-day domestic total of $192.7 million and a massive global haul of $543.9 million. Joker easily remained at No. 1, although MGM and United Artists Releasing's early Halloween family pic The Addams Family came in a strong No. 2 with $30.3 million, ahead of expectations and more than enough to bury Ang Lee's...
  • Florida man's mugshot goes viral after traffic stop arrest

    10/13/2019 8:43:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 131 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | October 11, 2019 | FOX 35 Orlando
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office posted the mugshot of 34-year-old Ricky Deeley on Facebook after he was arrested during a traffic stop in Ocala... Two others in the vehicle, 20-year-old Logan Tindale and 20-year-old Katlyn Spruill, were also arrested. The sheriff's office reports that Tindale had a felony warrant out for his arrest and lied about his name when originally questioned. Upon searching the vehicle, the deputy found Spruill in possession of a bag containing 23 grams of meth, a handgun, cocaine, marijuana, and various other drug paraphernalia.
  • Crazy Monkey (Count Vlad does Punk)

    10/11/2019 4:09:15 PM PDT · by BEJ · 2 replies
    Count Vlad does a variety of music, but who would of thought Punk? This is an original punk/goth song that is intense the way punk use to be. If you like the music, please subscribe to the channel.
  • Joker (a Review)

    10/10/2019 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    My Fetid Mind ^ | October 10th, 2019 | Mariner
    I just saw this talked about movie, and I guess my review adds little. But I have to post it anyway. From the opening scenes and throughout this movie exhibits extraordinary photography. It's dark, so dark, but so intimate. Old school close-ups of real facial expressions in tune with the drama. And oh, what drama. Prepare to join Arthur Fleck as he descends on a heart wrenching, terrifying trip into madness. Phoenix and the movie are the one's to beat at the Oscars.
  • Seashell that is spitting image of Osama bin Laden found washed up on beach

    10/10/2019 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | ByHenry HollowayChief Reporter 10:04, 9 OCT 2019
    Debra Oliver said: "Funny that – he was buried at sea too" A shocked woman made a bombshell discovery when she found a seashell that looks just like terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Debra Oliver, 60, found the distinctive-looking shell bearing a striking resemblance to the al-Qaida boss on Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex. She was "drawn to the curious-looking" find as she went for a walk while celebrating her 42nd wedding anniversary with hubby Martin, 62. Legal secretary Debra realised it bore an uncanny resemblance to the September 11 mastermind. She remarked: "Funny that – he was buried at sea...
  • A Florida inmate's secretly recorded film shows the gruesome reality of life in prison

    10/08/2019 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies ^ | 10/07/2019 | By Deanna Paul
    With a camera hidden in a hollowed-out Bible, peeking through the “O” of the word “Holy,” and a pair of rigged reading glasses, Scott Whitney secretly filmed the world behind bars, inside one of Florida’s notoriously dangerous prisons. For four years, the 34-year-old convicted drug trafficker captured daily life on contraband cameras at the Martin Correctional Institution. He smuggled footage dating back to 2017 out of the prison, and titled the documentary “Behind Tha Barb Wire.” The video — given to the Miami Herald — allows the public to see with their own eyes the violence, rampant drug use and...
  • Ophelia's Dream (Count Vlad does guitar playing & production)

    10/04/2019 4:23:56 PM PDT · by BEJ · 4 replies
    Count Vlad once played and produced a band called Ophelia's Dream. This is a demo called Ophelia's Dream with a suggestion of oriental mysticism and lines taken from Hamlet. If you enjoy the music please subscribe.
  • First-Ever Image of the 'Cosmic Web' Reveals the Gassy Highway That Connects the Universe

    10/03/2019 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 03 October 2019 | By Brandon Specktor
    In the cold wilderness of space, galaxies huddle together around the campfires of stars and the assuring pull of supermassive black holes. Between these cozy clusters of galaxies, where empty space stretches on for millions of light-years all around, a faint highway of gas bridges the darkness. This gassy, intergalactic network is known in cosmological models as the cosmic web. Made of long filaments of hydrogen left over from the Big Bang, the web is thought to contain most (more than 60%) of the gas in the universe and to directly feed all of the star-producing regions in space. At...
  • This Pro-Life Billboard of a Baby Was Taken Down After a Pro-Abortion Politician Complained

    10/02/2019 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 1, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A British advertising company caved into a pro-abortion politician’s pressuring this week and removed pro-life billboards that showed a developing baby in the womb. The Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK recently paid to run billboards in British Labour MP Stella Creasy’s district to draw attention to her radical pro-abortion agenda. Creasy, who represents Walthamstow, is behind the push to force Northern Ireland to legalize abortion. The billboards showed the image of a nine-week-old unborn baby and the website The baby has tiny hands and feet, eyes, nose and ears. Abortion activists slammed it as misleading, claiming the baby must...