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  • An Injustice to Winston Churchill

    11/20/2017 3:40:01 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/17 | Kyle Smith
    Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour butchers history to make the British prime minister a much less decisive figure than he actually was. Because an irresolute and small-minded age applies its own neuroses backward to history, because actors love to portray internal torment, and because we fancy ourselves so sophisticated that we know the official story of the past to be a ruse, movies about important historical figures have become less inspiring and “more human,” at times even iconoclastic... Now it’s Churchill’s turn to be shrunken down to a more manageable size. In Darkest Hour, which is set across May and June...
  • Today's Toons 11/20/17

    11/20/2017 3:14:42 AM PST · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 11/20/17 | pookie18
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  • Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after...

    11/20/2017 1:55:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Jenny Stanton and Jessica Finn and Cheyenne Roundtree For
    FULL TITLE: Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after being rushed to hospital Notorious killer Charles Manson has died aged 83 of natural causes. The cult leader, who had been behind bars for more than 45 years, died at 8.13pm on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was transferred from Corcoran State Prison with an undisclosed illness last week. The news of his death was confirmed by Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant with film director Roman Polanski's baby when...
  • Nation Approves Plan To Push Hollywood Into Pacific Ocean

    11/19/2017 9:03:46 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Unk
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump Thursday approves a plan to push Hollywood into the Pacific Ocean, sources in Washington are reporting.
  • Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

    11/19/2017 8:55:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    Small tsunamis were detected and waves may have reached up to one metre (three feet) above the high tide level in parts of New Caledonia and smaller in Vanuatu, the PTWC said. “Minor sea level fluctuations...may continue over the next few hours,” a statement from the agency said. Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office advised people in southern provinces to evacuate coastal areas for higher ground.. New Caledonia’s civil security agency made no plans to evacuate coastal places immediately. Authorities in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii said there were no tsunami threats to the coastlines of those countries.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Racist' Train Model sparks change in policy at Trainfest

    11/19/2017 8:10:15 PM PST · by ETL · 33 replies
    CBS 58 News ^ | Nov 12, 2017 | Stephanie Buffamonte
    MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The world's largest train show brings hundreds to the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds each year, but among among nearly 100 train model layouts one scene has upset some people. The display depicts a white Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper pointing a gun at three african american men sitting down. The men are unarmed and one appears to be drinking. One Milwaukee woman at Trainfest said it’s offensive. “It's insensitive, disrespectful, and racist, it is - they're sitting down. They standing up doing something?,” the attendee said. President of the Lionel Railroad Club of Southeast Wisconsin Dan Hechel...
  • How many Disney villains actually die by falling?

    11/19/2017 8:10:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    11/19/17 | Me
    As TV Tropes puts it... It appears that villains in the Disney Animated Canon have an especially curious tendency to exit the film by falling off or out of things. Unfortunately for them, even though they are animated characters, they cannot defy gravity. To begin with, not every villain in the 56 films of the Disney Animated Canon dies. Quite a few of the films don't even have a villain as such! But here are the fates of the eighteen villains who actually do die: The Evil Queen - Falls off a cliff Maleficent - Killed with the Sword of...
  • Extreme Censorship Begins.(How Google rates FR's content accuracy)

    11/19/2017 6:42:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | November 19, 2017 | Youtube vlogger BPEarthwatch
    Video at link is 10 minutes 15 seconds in duration. The vlogger demonstrates Google's new biased search results.
  • Unwieldy charges, evidence problems and a likable defendant complicated Twin Peaks trial

    11/19/2017 6:26:59 PM PST · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/18/2017 | BILL WHITAKER
    For months, District Attorney Abel Reyna and his staff made clear they were champing at the bit to try strapping, 35-year-old Dallas Bandidos chieftain and locomotive engineer Jake Carrizal before any of the other bikers rounded up after the deadly 2015 shootout at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant and watering hole. Consequently, many of us in the peanut gallery leaned closer to better understand, perchance appreciate, Reyna’s strategy of legally pursuing 154 bikers on identical organized crime charges, as opposed to the more discriminating capital murder charges Waco police originally contemplated. So much for that idea. The Nov. 10 mistrial only...
  • ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer Includes New Fantastical Footage From Disney’s Adaptation

    11/19/2017 6:13:24 PM PST · by Simon Green · 19 replies ^ | 11/19/17 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    “Be a warrior!” says Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which to Storm Reid’ Meg in the new trailer for Disney’s highly-anticipated adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. The new look at the Ava DuVernay-directed fantasy pic includes tons of new footage that takes you into an adventurous and visually stunning world created by author Madeleine L’Engle. The epic adventure based on the timeless classic takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing...
  • Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

    11/19/2017 5:46:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Argentina's Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members onboard. ... Navy has intensified its aerial search off the country's southern Atlantic coast after adverse weather conditions spurred waves up to 26 feet and made a maritime search difficult. ... Enrique Balbi said the low-frequency satellite signals received Saturday lasted a "few seconds," but had not connected with a base, partly due to inclement weather. The communication attempts were originally thought to indicate that the crew was trying to re-establish contact. On Sunday, search units...
  • Amateur MMA fighter scores one of the craziest KOs of the year with spinning kick (Ollie Flint)

    11/19/2017 5:41:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    USA Today | November 18, 2017 | Nick Schwartz
    Link only per agreement with Gannett. Video at link
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 8 Episode 5

    11/19/2017 5:16:27 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 19 replies
    N/A | November 19, 2017 | N/A
  • 2 People Killed When Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Vehicle Along 118 Freeway (L.A.) (video at link)

    11/19/2017 5:04:25 PM PST · by Signalman · 57 replies
    Two people were killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle along the 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch early Sunday, according to the CHP. The California Highway Patrol began hearing reports of a car driving west along the eastbound carpool lane of traffic at a high-rate of speed about 12:25 a.m. Stringer video captured the wrong-way driver along the 118 in San Fernando. About 12:30 a.m. the wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another vehicle along the eastbound side of the highway near De Soto Avenue, according to the CHP log. The vehicles, which were mangled in the crash, were...
  • Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams 'Politicized Atmosphere' on Set

    11/19/2017 4:29:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 19, 2017 | Ryan Schwartz
    Maura Pfefferman’s journey has come to a premature end. Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he will not return to Transparent for its upcoming fifth season. He issued the following statement to our sister site Deadline: Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea...
  • Edelweiss

    11/19/2017 4:15:47 PM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 19, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The film of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music opened in March 1965, and was a smash. Its soundtrack album was just as phenomenal, and in Britain that year it quickly toppled Bob Dylan to become the country's Number One album. And it stayed Number One, on and off, for almost three years. The Rolling Stones and the Monkees and Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently would come along and hit the top for a week or two, and then Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer would effortlessly re-assert their dominance for another couple of months. Rodgers & Hammerstein were particularly...
  • Psycho Moonbat Instructor at University of Illinois Physically Attacks Conservative Students

    11/19/2017 3:58:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Moonbattery
    We are beyond brainwashing now. We have reached the point of university instructors physically assaulting those who fail to conform to left-wing ideology: A University of Illinois graduate instructor was arrested for assaulting two students during an anti-Trump protest Thursday, stealing the phone of one student and throwing it on the sidewalk. Tariq Khan is a PhD candidate at the university and has taught courses such as “Constructing Race in America” and “U.S. Gender History since 1877.” He is also involved with various anarchist and communist organizations including Black Rose Anarchist Federation and Antifa, in addition to working with the...
  • France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

    11/19/2017 3:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 19 November 2017 17:16 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country’s interior minister said on Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an unacceptable use of public space. “They will not have prayers on the street; we will prevent street praying,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Questions Politics (Franceinfo, France Inter, Le Monde). Prayers in the street have taken place every Friday in the multiethnic suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne since March to protest the closure of a popular local mosque that had operated in a government building but since...
  • Trump changes mind on 3 UCLA students arrested in China: 'Should have left them in jail!'

    11/19/2017 3:11:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 64 replies
    la times ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | laura king
    President Trump complained Sunday that the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for shoplifting had played down his role in winning their release, and that he therefore should not have interceded with China’s president. “I should have left them in jail!” the president tweeted. Trump’s tweet drew a quick backlash on social media. Many expressed incredulity that a sitting U.S. president would publicly regret having come to the aid of American citizens being held by an authoritarian government. Among Trump’s sharper critics was Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Burbank) who tweeted back, “How can...
  • Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters

    11/19/2017 2:56:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2017 12:04 PM EST | Ian Deitch
    Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a “principled stand” by performing in the country. The Australian artist, known for music that can be both melancholic and uplifting, is popular in Israel and is set to perform a pair of nearly sold-out shows. At a news conference, Cave spoke about the pressure on artists by the international movement that seeks to ostracize Israel by lobbying corporations, performers and academic institutions to sever ties with the Jewish state. He said record producer Brian Eno...