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  • Plucked from the runway! Melania Trump dons a $9,400 Dior coat for the Thanksgiving turkey(TR)

    11/20/2018 6:19:26 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 November 2018 | ERICA TEMPESTA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    <p>Melania Trump kept warm in a $9,400 Dior coat while attending the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning at the White House on Tuesday.</p> <p>The statement piece from the fashion house's Pre-Fall 2018/Winter 2019 collection features a red, black, and white geometric pattern.</p>
  • Tragic story of boxer driven to death after being battered with ‘cement’ lined gloves

    11/20/2018 5:52:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | George Mills
    ON June 16 1983, promising boxer Billy Collins stepped into the ring to face Luis Resto in a fight that would go down in history for all the wrong reasons. Collins, a 14-0 prodigy promoted by the legendary Bob Arum at the time, was fancied to beat Resto – a plucky Puerto Rican who some thought was capable of an upset when the pair met at Madison Square Garden in New York. Touted as the co-main feature before Roberto Duran’s headline fight with Davey Moore, the pair put on a spectacular display of boxing over 10 rounds. Despite entering into...
  • Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

    11/20/2018 5:17:32 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    Farm Bureau ^ | Nov. 15, 2018 | Shiloh Perry
    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12. “Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton. The featured food on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – cost slightly less than last year, coming in at $21.71 for a 16-pound bird. That’s...
  • Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower split after over 20 years

    11/20/2018 5:05:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | November 20, 2019 | By Ian Mohr
    Robert De Niro and his wife of over 20 years, Grace Hightower have split, Page Six has exclusively learned.
  • Amber Tamblyn considered giving her baby to Canada after 2016 presidential election (tr)

    11/20/2018 10:32:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    Amber Tamblyn shared her grim-sounding story from the 2016 presidential election as well as the impact the aftermath had on her as an expectant mother. The star revealed that she had brief thoughts of having to give her child away to Canada or Sweden in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. [Snip] “A dark realization swallowed me: I was going to bring a baby into this world. And not just any baby: a girl,” she said, revealing that’s when she had the thought about having to give her daughter away to Canadians or Swedes to save her from whatever perceived...
  • Star spinning so ‘extremely fast’ it risks ‘one of the most powerful explosions in the universe’

    11/20/2018 9:12:23 AM PST · by ETL · 71 replies
    Full title: Star spinning so ‘extremely fast’ it risks causing ‘one of the most powerful explosions in the universe’ It's one of a pair of stars that could be involved in one of the universe's biggest explosions, experts suggest. Scientists say the previously unknown star system is wrapped in an "elegant spiral dust cloud", making it look "spectacular".At its heart is a pair of massive Wolf-Rayet stars, according to an international team of researchers who published the findings in the Nature Astronomy journal. Wolf-Rayet stars are special in that they're among the hottest in the universe.They blast out powerful winds...
  • Here's why a robot is blocking parking spots at Orlando malls

    11/20/2018 8:56:23 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 11-20-2018
    App MyPark allows shoppers to reserve spaceORLANDO, Fla. - There's no need to fight over a parking spot on Black Friday. There's an app -- and robot -- for that.The Miami startup MyPark has created parking space blockers that are used across Florida, including at several malls in Orlando. By using the MyPark app, users can receive a code to lower the blocker and enter the parking space. The service costs about $3 to reserve a spot for two hours.
  • Rescued squirrel becomes part of woman's family, stashes nuts in her hair: 'He's so funny'

    11/20/2018 8:55:00 AM PST · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Nov 20, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    An English woman saved an injured squirrel she found on the road after apparently being hit by a moving vehicle. Now, the squirrel stores nuts in her hair as he prepares to hibernate, SWNS reports. Mandy McKenna, who lives in Shepton Mallet, said that the squirrel, which she has named Horatio, travels with her in her handbag when she goes out and about, sits on the sofa with her and watches TV with her. "When I watch TV he sits on the back of the sofa and hides nuts in my hair," McKenna said in comments obtained by SWNS. "Sometimes...
  • Vanity - Democrats win "House", Stock Market to drop 2000 points (Drudge)!!!

    11/20/2018 6:52:23 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 45 replies
    Will the days of the Obama, Democrat lousy economy return? The American voters voted for the days of multiple low paying jobs at McDonalds, Wendy's, Fast Food Joints to return. Go figure...folks. Drudge the recession going to return? The answer is the American voter gets what they voted for, so...please let us hear no complaining when the stock market drops radically, the good jobs disappear, and multiple low paying jobs, slinging burgers and fast food all return. God bless Obama and his Democrat America destroyers. You done good American voters... NOT"!!!
  • Community remembers hundreds killed during Transgender Day of Remembrance

    11/20/2018 6:00:58 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | November 20, 2018 | Darlene Melendez
    Every year, Nov. 20 marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The solemn day highlights the lives the transgender community lost throughout the year. A total of 369 transgender men and women were killed this year. That's up more than 100 from last year, according to Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou, founder of Las Vegas TransPride. Thirty of those deaths this year were in the United States. Three-hundred-sixty-nine cards covered a wall at a vigil hosted by Sprague-Ballou and other members of the transgender community. The cards depicted the 369 faces, along with the 369 names of their trans brothers and sisters...
  • Woman Completes Marathon a Month After Getting Stung 500 Times on Training Run

    11/19/2018 9:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andrew Dawson
    Jessica Turnbow was on mile 16 of her 19-mile training run for her first 26.2 at the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon when a bee buzzed by her ear along the canal path in Chandler, Arizona. The canal paths were one of her favorite running routes, and she ran there often, even passing that spot just five minutes prior before she turned around to finish her run. The bee was persistent. Because of that distraction, and someone cutting grass nearby, she wasn’t able to see the swarm of bees around her. “Before I could even think, I had a...
  • Murphy readies the plows.... for fog

    11/19/2018 7:43:10 PM PST · by Trump.Deplorable · 7 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | 11/19/2018 | Bill Spadea
    If you thought the Governor was going to own up to his disastrous handling of last weeks storm, you were wrong. Not only did the Governor call a Sunday press conference to blame forecasters and climate change for his incompetence, but then he called out the plows and the salt and brine trucks to idle through Sunday night in anticipation of today's forecast. Guess he wants you to know that he's ready THIS time. Really Gov? Calls were coming in all morning from contractors who were roused on Sunday night to stage for today's, well, fog and rain. That's right....
  • Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine for Lack of Inclusive Crew During Video Interview

    11/19/2018 7:16:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | November 19. 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Ellen Pompeo took a stand in an on camera interview for Net-A-Porter, calling out the publication during an actress roundtable interview. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star appeared in the video interview opposite Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts. When the conversation turned to representation in front of and behind the camera, Pompeo took a moment to address the elephant in the room and advocate for more inclusive sets of all shapes and sizes. “This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But I don’t see enough color,” Pompeo said about the Net-A-Porter set. “I...
  • All quiet on the Western Front garden! WWI expert turns his yard into trench system(trunc)

    11/19/2018 5:47:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-11-18 | STEPHANIE LINNING
    Andrew Robertshaw, 58, built the 60ft trench with 30 volunteers in a field behind his former home in Surrey Spent a month shifting 200 tons of earth to build dugout, which features officers' mess and soldiers' quarters Hopes to teach people more about the horrific living conditions endured by British troops during the Great War The historian said that films and TV shows often offer a simplistic and inaccurate view of life on the front line Hosts open days and educational visits to the trench, which was designed based on war time diary descriptions
  • Field McConnell?

    11/19/2018 5:29:56 PM PST · by vpintheak · 22 replies
    Any ^ | vpintheak
    Hey FReepers, a guy I work with was watching some Field McConnell videos, and the guy is throwing some serious accusations around about people and things. Anyone have any additional info about him?
  • School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being 'tricked'

    11/19/2018 5:23:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 11/19/18 | Sanchez Manning
    Full title........................School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being 'tricked' into believing they are the wrong sex................An astonishing 17 pupils at a single British school are in the process of changing gender, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Most of the youngsters undergoing the transformation are autistic, according to a teacher there, who said vulnerable children with mental health problems were being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex. The whistleblower says few of the transgender children are suffering from gender dysphoria – the medical term for someone who feels they were born in...
  • No comic turn at next White House correspondents' dinner

    11/19/2018 3:57:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies ^ | 11/19/18 | afp
    Washington (AFP) - The White House correspondents' dinner will break with tradition next year and forgo a comedian as its featured speaker, opting instead for a historian best known for his biographies of Alexander Hamilton and two former US presidents. The decision came after stand-up Michelle Wolf delivered a controversial star turn this year -- mercilessly sending up White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who was seated on the dais with her. So on April 27, 2019, the guest speech at the black tie gala will come from historian and biographer Ron Chernow, who is best known for his book...
  • CNN: All Pro-Trump White Women Are 'Racist,' Benefit from 'White Supremacy'

    11/19/2018 2:41:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 17, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon hosted a panel discussion of why most white women voted for Donald Trump that was stacked three to one against conservatives. Liberal contributor Kirsten Powers argued that such women must be "racist" because they voted for Trump, while UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers argued that women have long benefited from "white supremacy" even while being "oppressed" by white men. Alice Stewart was the exception to the liberal rule. At 11:27 p.m. Eastern, after Lemon began by asking Powers her view, she recalled: "People will say that they support him for reasons other than his...
  • Glenn Beck Destroys the Myth That Pro-Life People are Just Pro-Birth in One Single Tweet

    11/19/2018 2:32:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 19, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Conservative media personality Glen Beck dismantled a popular pro-abortion myth in a short, simple tweet over the weekend. Beck was accused of being “pro-birth” after sharing a article about Hollywood actresses hosting a party to celebrate their abortions. It is a common attack lobbed at pro-life advocates, but it is ridiculously false. Offering no evidence to support her claim, a Twitter user named Carol Valentine told Beck: “When those who yell about the rights of the unborn child actually step up to care for that child throughout the child’s life, then I will feel that those protesters are actually...
  • 'His house, his rules': Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an

    11/19/2018 12:34:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 11/19/18 | Sophie Law
    Full title.......................'His house, his rules': Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an inquisitive raccoon to defend his porch............. This is the hilarious moment a raccoon tries to get through a cat flap but is pounced on and chased away by an angry cat. Footage captured on a home security camera shows the daring raccoon try to get into the house after looking curiously through the cat door in the Pacific North West, US. The raccoon can be seen walking tentatively up the stairs onto a garden porch before curiously looking at the cat flap....