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  • Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

    10/22/2016 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2016 2:50 PM EDT | Jan M. Olsen
    A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan says the American singer-songwriter’s silence since receiving the honor is “impolite and arrogant.” Per Wastberg said Dylan’s lack of reaction to the honor the academy bestowed on him last week was predictable, but disrespectful nonetheless. “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” Wastberg was quoted as saying in Saturday’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. …
  • Homicide detective's book describes 'How the Police Generate False Confessions'

    10/20/2016 2:12:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    If you have an interest in fairness, justice and preventing wrongful convictions, then the new book "How the Police Generate False Confessions," by former Washington, D.C., homicide detective James Trainum is an important read. It takes you inside the interrogation room to see how investigators extract admissions from innocent people, and how the justice system can fix this persistent problem, seen in high profile cases such as the Central Park Five, the Norfolk Four and the teenaged suspect from Wisconsin in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." It's a phenomenon that remains, understandably, incomprehensible to many. Someone "admits" to a...
  • Nobel Committee Has 'Given Up' Trying to Contact Bob Dylan About His Prize

    SNIP The Swedish Academy admitted Monday that it has "given up" trying to reach Bob Dylan to inform him about his Nobel prize in literature. "Right now we are doing nothing," academy secretary Sara Danius told Swedish state radio SR. "I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough." Beyond informing the songwriter of his momentous achievement, the Nobel prize committee had hoped to invite Dylan to their Dec. 10 banquet in Sweden. But Dylan's mum on that too, leaving organizers to wonder if he'll stand up King...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 10-17-16)

    10/16/2016 4:21:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies ^ | 10-17-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • K-12: Teaching Knowledge vs. Teaching Ideology

    10/15/2016 2:21:21 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In 1974, Jamie Escalante took a job at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California. He found himself in a challenging situation: teaching math to Hispanic students at a rundown school known for violence and drugs. While many dismissed his students as unteachable, Escalante pushed them to reach their potential. He started an advanced mathematics program with a handful of students. He was so successful a testing service accused his students of cheating. They weren’t. Hollywood made a fine movie out of the story called “Stand and Deliver” (1988). Escalante’s students were the last ones expected to succeed academically...
  • 'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

    10/13/2016 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 13, 2016 | Reuters
    Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan — who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" — now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm's stately Royal Academy hall, followed — unusually — by some laughter. Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin'...
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Kevin Kwan On Asia’s Nouveau Riche

    10/11/2016 2:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Nextshark ^ | August 10, 2016 | Benny Luo
    Kevin Kwan is a Singaporean novelist best known for his book “Crazy Rich Asians”, a fictional story inspired by his childhood growing up with the rich elite in Asia. Since its release in 2013, “Crazy Rich Asians” has become both a national and international best seller while being translated into 12 languages. Its success has spawned two sequels, “China Rich Girlfriend”, which was released in 2014, and “Rich People Problems”, which he’s currently working on. While Kwan doesn’t consider himself a crazy rich Asian, he did grow up in a privileged upbringing. His great grandfather was one of the founders...
  • Is the Nobel Committee Blackballing American Authors?

    10/11/2016 7:35:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 11, 2016 | Malcolm Jones
    The Nobel Prize committee has always had—at best—a fraught relationship with the United States when it comes to literature. It took three decades after the prize was formed before a U.S. author won the award, and that writer was Sinclair Lewis, a novelist who spent most of his ink excoriating his own country. As we are now into the third decade of a similar drought—not since 1993 and Toni Morrison has an American won—it is harder all the time to argue down those who insist the U.S. is being intentionally snubbed.
  • War on Terror book on sale

    10/10/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 10-10-2016 | Paul Ibbetson
    One of the five most complete books on terrorism and national security when it comes to abuse and use of the Patriot Act. Get now for .99 cents for Kindle. 330 pages of research. Enjoy. topics include: detention, surveillance, enemy combatants,interrogation, warrants and searches and more.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of Oct. 10th)

    10/09/2016 6:52:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies ^ | 10-10-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Saudis adopt Gregorian calendar to avoid bankruptcy

    10/07/2016 3:21:18 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    TruNews ^ | October 03, 2016
    Saudi Arabia switched from the Islamic lunar Hijri to Gregorian calendar Sunday in a their latest austerity effort to curb spending amid bankruptcy rumors. Islamic lunar Hijri calendar: Year comprises of 12 months lasting 354 or 355 days, or 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar. Salaries are calculated on annual basis, so a longer year translates into less payment for the employees.
  • Hillary the Satanic Necromancer, Bill Admits

    10/04/2016 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Old Landmarks · 47 replies
    CNN | June 22, 1996 to the present | Bob Woodward and others
    Bob Woodward has a new book out (which this post is not about) so I thought it was a good time to remind everyone of what Woodward revealed in an older book he wrote, called "The Choice".Woodward suggests the White House hoped to keep Mrs. Clinton's relationship with Houston and her talks with the dead a secret. "Most people in the White House did not know about Hillary's sessions with Houston ...(he is referring to Jean Houston, her adviser who helped her commune with the dead). ... To some of the few who did, the meetings could trigger politically damaging...

    10/03/2016 6:28:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    <p>New York Times bestselling author Ed Klein is about to publish his fourth book about the Clintons since 2005, Guilty as Sin. On Sunday, described one chapter in which Klein tells how Bill Clinton enjoyed foot rubs, massages and romps in his presidential library with female interns.</p>

    10/03/2016 9:28:28 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 October 2016 | Ed Klein For
    Full Title: How President Obama was so worried about Hillary Clinton's health he set up a secret medical check-up for her at Walter Reed - but she refused fearing her LEAKING HEART VALVE and arrhythmia would be exposed President Obama is so concerned about Hillary Clinton's health that he recently offered to arrange a secret medical checkup for her at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.Hillary declined the offer because she feared the media would find out about her Walter Reed visit and learn the truth about her medical condition—that she is suffering from arrhythmia (an abnormal heart beat),...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of October 3rd)

    10/02/2016 6:51:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies ^ | 10-3-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • "You Have the Right to Remain Innocent" -- Professor James Duane's New Book - Video

    09/30/2016 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 15 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 09/29/16 | Cato Institute
    Law professor James Duane became a viral sensation in 2008 for a lively lecture that explained why people shouldn’t agree to answer questions from the police. In his new book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, Duane expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. By using case histories of innocent persons who were wrongfully imprisoned because of information they gave to police, Duane debunks the claim that “if you haven’t done anything wrong, then you don’t have anything to worry about.” Join us for an informative lecture about the...
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Sign Book Deal (Exclusive)

    09/29/2016 8:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Andy Lewis
    Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killing sparked a national firestorm about white violence against African-Americans, are writing a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the multicultural imprint being rebooted by editor Christopher Jackson, who announced the project in an interview with THR.
  • Dictionary Expert on Trump: Bigly Is Actually a Real Word

    09/27/2016 11:26:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/27/2016 | Peter Flax
    A lexicographer with Merriam-Webster says Donald Trump isn’t making up words — he’s just using them all wrong. One of the stranger moments in Monday night’s presidential debate came when Donald Trump looked Hillary Clinton in the eye to make an important point about taxation. “I’m going to cut taxes bigly. And you’re going to raise taxes bigly.” And then Twitter had a minor explosion — smaller than the sniffling but maybe bigger than the 400-pound hacker. People wondered aloud if the Republican candidate, so often critiqued for being flexible with facts, had just made up a word. But lexicographer...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 9-26-16)

    09/26/2016 3:13:05 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 9-26-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Independent authors are starting to outsell the Big Five

    09/24/2016 10:56:04 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies has published a report on this very subject, so I jumped into the data. Their May 2016 report reports 1340 authors earn over $100,000 per year on The striking fact here: “Half of them are indies and Amazon-imprint authors.” [Snip] Interestingly, Big Five-published authors make up a significant portion of the 100k-earners if they’ve debuted within the last 100 years. But if you narrow the timeline to those who’ve debuted within the last decade, indie authors make up an overwhelming amount of the big earners – see the figures here. The amount of high-earning, traditionally-published debuts dwindles as...
  • Shakespeare on Our ‘Scurvy Politicians’

    09/21/2016 12:54:59 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 20 Sept 2016 | MICHAEL JUDGE
    I’ll leave it to you to match today’s politicians with the quotes that best suit them: 1) “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” (“Hamlet”) 2) “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” (“Hamlet”) 3) “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.” (“King Lear”) 4) “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.” (“Macbeth”) 5) “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” (“Richard II”) 6) “Plain and not honest is too harsh a style.” (“Richard III”) 7) “The commonwealth is sick of their own choice.” (“Henry IV, Part II”) 8) “Virtue is...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 9-19-16)

    09/19/2016 3:22:21 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies ^ | 9-19-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Amazon Reviews Give Hillary Book 5 Stars: 'So I Don't Get Straight Up Murdered' (hilarious)

    09/18/2016 7:59:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 18, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    In many circles, the Clintons are notorious for having enemies who mysteriously disappear at the opportune moment. reviewers played on this theme in mocking "5 Star" reviews of Hillary Clinton'sunpopular new flop of a campaign book — which even at the low, low price of $10, people seem resolute not to buy for some inexplicable reason. That doesn't stop people from buying Clinton insurance by giving the book stellar reviews. Amazon user Amy gave Stronger Together a "5.0 out of 5 stars," with a brief review entitled, "I want to live." Her review proved rather succinct: "Nothing new here....
  • The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class

    09/18/2016 1:45:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 17 September 2016 | John Batchelor interviews author Fred Siegel
    Podcast interview 39:40 The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class by Fred Siegel. "What we think of as liberalism today—the top and bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism or the new deal, but rather in the wake of the post-WWI disillusionment with American society. The Revolt Against the Masses explores the inner life of American liberalism over the past 90 years, beginning with liberalism’s foundational writers and thinkers—such as Herbert Croly, Randolph Bourne, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, and H.L. Mencken—who despised the new worlds of mass production, mass politics, mass culture....
  • Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’ (Another Flop in the Making)

    09/18/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-18-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a film about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. According to Deadline, the streaming service beat out several other distributors to land the rights to the critically-acclaimed film from director Vikram Gandhi, which premiered September 10 in Toronto. Netflix was said to have spent $4.5 million to acquire the film, though the final number was not confirmed. Barry tells the story of one year in the life of the future president, as he attends Columbia University in...
  • What if The Beatles starred in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?

    09/17/2016 6:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 17, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Next month one Brooklyn theater will explore that question in a Monty Python-esque comedy entitled The Beatles Present ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Musical.” The writer and director of the show wanted to explore, in a comedic way, what might have happened had Tolkien given a green light to the original project proposed by The Beatles.Well before Peter Jackson took on the weighty task of bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s realm of Middle-Earth to moviegoers, The Fab Four had approached the Catholic author in hopes of filling the roles of Frodo, Gandalf and company.During the 60s and 70s the highly successful...
  • Scorched Earth, a Book Review (Dr. Michael Savage's latest)

    09/15/2016 5:52:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Hub Pages ^ | 9-15-16 | Tamara Wilhite
    ntroduction “Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country after Obama”, written by Michael Savage, is intended as a plan to restore the United States after the Obama Presidency. How do you restore the economy after 1 in 6 men dropped out of the workforce? How do you undo the social engineering that has destroyed race relations and caused crime to go up? The book also details how we got to this point, the dangers of continuing on this path and the groups working to continue the unsustainable status quo. What are the pros and cons of “Scorched Earth”, and how is it...
  • NPR Station Publishes Anti-Trump Comic for Teachers, Children to Use in Class (Best. Comic. Ever.)

    09/14/2016 8:50:40 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Joel Pollak
    The comic book slide show, illustrated by Andy Warner, is part of KQED’s series “The Lowdown,” described by the station as “Connecting newsroom to classroom,” and is presented among “lesson plans and education guides” for teachers to use. The “lesson” consists of twelve panels, starting with two panels depicting the Republican presidential nominee commenting on Mexican immigrants and proposing to shut down Muslim immigration. It goes on to explain: “Some Americans find his rhetoric alarming, but it follows a long tradition of anti-immigrant public discourse.” Subsequent panels trace hostility to immigration from Benjamin Franklin in the mid-18th century, to the...
  • "Plaguefather" - Original brutal death metal, by Yours Truly

    09/14/2016 12:28:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 9/14/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This is my first attempt at making truly brutal death metal. I think I got the brutal part right. (And yes, the Plaguefather in question is Nurgle of Warhammer / Warhammer 40,000 fame.) For a free download of "Plaguefather," click here, and then click on the Download icon.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 9-12-16)

    09/12/2016 2:06:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 9-12-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Amy Schumer's book sales disappoint first weeks on shelves

    09/06/2016 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2016 | The New York Post
    Amy Schumer’s book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” — despite being No. 1 on the best-seller list for two weeks — is a disappointment, sources say. Although it sold 36,000 hardcover copies in its first week, Simon & Schuster paid $9 million for the funny memoir. “The publishers are hugely disappointed. They are going to lose a ton of money,” an industry insider told the New York Post.
  • Author James Patterson: In Cuba 'Everybody Gets Fed, Everybody Gets Health Care, Everybody…'[tr]

    09/06/2016 8:28:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 6, 2016 | 10:16 AM EDT | Mark Judge
    Best-selling author James Patterson thinks that, unlike Cuba, America is unable to “take care of the basics” — education, health care, and food. Patterson wrote and hosts a new documentary, “Murder of a Small Town,” that looks at two rural communities in Florida, Pahokee and Belle Glade. The towns have been abandoned by industry, are violent, poverty-stricken and offer a contrast to Palm Springs and other affluent coastal communities to the east. …
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of Sept. 5th)

    09/05/2016 7:26:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies ^ | 9-5-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

    09/05/2016 9:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 is a 1978 biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur by American historian William Manchester. (1) (2) In 1983, it was made into a four-part four-hour documentary series. It was hosted by John Huston and narrated by John Colicos. You can watch it online here on YouTube.
  • Daniel Craig ‘offered $150 million to return as James Bond’

    09/05/2016 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 5th, 2016 | Rebecca Hawkes
    Many men – and women too, for that matter – would love to play James Bond. Most of us would also love $150 million. But Hollywood superstar Daniel Craig is not most people. The 007 actor, who has played the spy since 2005, has reportedly been offered the hefty sum listed above to return to the franchise for two more films. But Craig has made no secret of his reluctance to step back into the famous tuxedo. “The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” a source told the celebrity news...
  • Police State: How America's Cops Get Away with Murder

    09/04/2016 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Hojczyk ^ | September 3,2016 | Gerry Spence
    How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state? In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to...
  • Woman Claims Bible Verse Allows Parents to Severely Beat Their Children, Wants Charges Dismissed

    09/01/2016 1:42:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | 9/1 | Heather Holeman
    A seven-year-old boy is covered from head to toe in extreme bruises, allegedly at the hands of his mother. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Kin Park Thaing, a Burmese immigrant, admitted to beating her son with a coat hanger because she believed he was about to harm his younger sister. The boy's teacher noticed 36 large welts and bruising on his head, back, arm, and leg. She notified police, and Thaing was arrested, charged with battery and neglect of a dependent.
  • Making Lemonade From Flaming Mice

    08/30/2016 7:34:49 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    The Flaming Rodent Monthly | 8/30/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I read an article this morning on Free Republic about an outbreak of Flaming Mice in Walla Walla, Washington. The last time something like this happened was the Great Flaming Possum Outbreak in Toadsuck, Arkansas. I still have nightmares about that. It appears that flaming mice were running around Walla Walla catching things on fire. As if Walla Walla didn't already have enough things to worry about. Hillary Clinton could be President and flaming mice are running around making toasted cheese sandwiches. Personally, I'd rather have the flaming mice. The old saying goes that, "When life gives you lemons, make...
  • 'The Choom Gang': 9 juiciest details from Barack Obama's days as a pothead (2012)

    08/30/2016 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    The WEEK ^ | May 25, 2012 | Kevin Fallon
    ============================================================================================================== The "audacity of dope"? In his memoir Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama admits having smoked marijuana during high school, but newly released excerpts from David Maraniss' upcoming biography Barack Obama: The Story paint a picture of a truly committed pothead.The "giggle-worthy" details — many attributed to Obama's high school buddies collectively known as "the Choom Gang," after the slang term for smoking marijuana — are "right out of a buddy stoner flick," says Adam Sorensen at TIME. Here, the most scandalous allegations: 1. The Choom Gang While in high school at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Obama began...
  • Obama and His Pot-Smoking 'Choom Gang' (2012)

    08/30/2016 6:59:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2012 | By JONATHAN KARL
    Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn't inhale. In his 1995 memoir "Dreams of My Father," Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke "in a white classmate's sparkling new van," he would smoke "in the dorm room of some brother" and he would smoke "on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids." He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere. Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled "Barack Obama: The...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 8-29-16)

    08/29/2016 2:33:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 8-29-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Girl Meets Boy: My Quest to Write a Feminist Rom-Com

    08/25/2016 10:34:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    iNews ^ | Thursday August 25th 2016 | Samantha Ellis
    I was surprised to find myself writing a play that seemed very much like a romantic comedy. It had been a long time since I’d really, truly enjoyed watching rom-coms. My fun would be scuppered when, say, in You’ve Got Mail, Meg Ryan capitulated to the man who has made her bankrupt and lied to her. I’d shout angrily at the screen when, in Crossing Delancey, having realised the raffish author is horrid, Amy Irving ends up with the pickle seller, as though there are only two men in the world, as though there are no other choices. I would...
  • Movie "Arrival" drawn from short story - very unlike

    08/25/2016 10:51:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    web ^ | 8/25/16 | vanity
    As a big scifi fan, I noted the recent trailer release for the movie "Arrival." I also noted its connection to a short story written in 1998 by Ted Chiang. The trailer shows a fast-paced actioner including big explosions, zero-gravity, NBC suits, and an allusion to the aliens being unable to tell the difference between weapons and other tools. The story is very different. It is slow -- plodding, even --, boring, and unspectacular. The story relates the aliens' coming to Earth and setting-up rooms wherein the aliens face humans through a transparent wall. The entire story deals with attempts...
  • Living Under The Patriot Act: Educating a Society

    08/25/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies | 03-09-2007 | Paul Ibbetson
    I wanted to share my comprehensive, reader friendly book on the Patriot Act. It is on sale for the first ever for .99 cents for Kindle at Amazon. Portions of the book are taught in five law school across the country. The books covers the different sections of the law in detail. The history of enemy combatants and Guantanamo Bay are discussed. Sources and comments of groups in support and in opposition are provided starting at the beginning of the law's creations. The book covers the first renewals and a whole lot more. I hope my many friends here enjoy...
  • University to Freshmen: Don’t Expect Safe Spaces or Trigger Warnings

    08/25/2016 7:32:40 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    The Chicago Maroon ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Pete Grieve
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-22-16)

    08/22/2016 3:28:39 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 8-22-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • For Freepers that enjoy James Bond movies

    08/21/2016 4:09:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    This is for any James Bond fan. Ian Fleming's films exposed us to the Globalist control freaks (like George Soros) as "Spectre" in the James Bond series long before most of us really understood it.  Anyway Ken Adam did an outstanding job showing us the criminal Gloablist elite in their armored redoubts and deep underground military bunkers.  This 3 minute video shows his movie sets from Goldfinger to Moonraker.  Enjoy!  
  • How to cope with 'white fragility': Academic sells out her $60 workshops designed to improve Caucasi

    08/18/2016 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 18, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    FULL TITLE: How to cope with 'white fragility': Academic sells out her $60 workshops designed to improve Caucasians' 'low emotional tolerance for discussing racism' An academic and author is offering courses for white people teaching them how to cope with their 'white fragility' - and tickets for the lectures have sold out. The City of Seattle is offering the class through its Office of Arts and Culture, with Dr. Robin DiAngelo taking students through the course. The workshops, which cost $60 to attend and had its first four-hour session on Wednesday night, focus on: 'the specific way that racism manifests...
  • The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (2016 Contest Winners)

    08/16/2016 7:28:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Bulwer-Lytton ^ | August 2016 | Multiple
    The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2016 Contest Winners Winner Even from the hall, the overpowering stench told me the dingy caramel glow in his office would be from a ten-thousand-cigarette layer of nicotine baked on a naked bulb hanging from a frayed wire in the center of a likely cracked and water-stained ceiling, but I was broke, he was cheap, and I had to find her. — William "Barry" Brockett, Tallahassee, FL The winner of this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, the XXXIVth Lyttoniad, is William "Barry" Brockett of Tallahassee, Florida, a 55-year-old building contractor who has specialized in additions, home makeovers,...