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  • Apple: The European Union's Pointless Tax Crusade

    08/31/2016 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Aug. 31, 2016 11:01 AM ET | By Mark Hibben
    SUMMARY Since the late '80s, Apple and other US multinationals have used Irish tax law to shield overseas profits from taxation by the EU or the US. The European Union has declared the Irish tax arrangements illegal and asserts that Apple now owes $14.5 billion in “back taxes”. The US Treasury Department believes that the EU claim is an unjustified attempt to grab tax revenue it would receive from repatriation of Apple's overseas cash. The executive arm of the European Union (EU), the European Commission , has decided that Apple received illegal tax breaks from Ireland. The EC is now...
  • Islam, 'Mindslaughter,' and the Catastrophic 'Lewis Doctrine'

    08/31/2016 7:34:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 22 Aug, 2016 | ANDREW G. BOSTOM
    The following is the text of a speech delivered August 21, 2016 at the American Freedom Alliance conference in Los Angeles entitled: “Islam and Western Civilization: Can They Co-Exist?” Col. Douglas MacGregor is a respected military strategist who was a heroic tank commander during the 1991 Iraq war. As the Gen McChrystal scandal broke in 2010, Col MacGregor, who attended West Point with McChrystal, and was angered by the US military’s disastrous Iraq and Afghanistan “nation building” efforts, commented accurately: The idea that we are going to spend a trillion dollars to reshape the culture of the Islamic world is...
  • Puzzling Pixels - Video of Hillary Rally Politically ENHANCED in Post-Production..?

    08/31/2016 7:26:18 PM PDT · by gaijin · 41 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | me
    Video of recent Hillary "rally" shows puzzling anamolies; End of her speech features a foreground with excited supporters holding up cellphones, video-recording Hillary. A close examination of the screens of those cellphones shows that HILLARY IS NOT THERE --a discontinuity. Video narrator speculates the whole rally was staged. I believe Hillary indeed attended the event but political consultants might have favored a higher-energy atmosphere that would show her in a more favorable political light. I make and edit videos and I believe it is POSSIBLE that some of the high-energy foreground motion could have been edited in during post-production, the...
  • Study Finds Increase in Temporary Paralysis Accompanied Zika Outbreaks ( Guillain-Barré)

    08/31/2016 6:48:20 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 5 replies
    nytime ^ | AUG. 31, 2016 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    In seven countries that recently experienced Zika outbreaks, there were also sharp increases in the numbers of people suffering from a form of temporary paralysis, researchers reported Wednesday. The analysis, published online in The New England Journal of Medicine, adds to substantial evidence that Zika infections — even asymptomatic ones — may bring on a paralysis called Guillain-Barré syndrome. The syndrome can be caused by a number of other factors, including infection with other viruses. Researchers studying the Zika epidemic in French Polynesia had estimated that roughly 1 in 4,000 people infected with the virus could develop the syndrome. The...
  • Chris Brown's alleged victim wanted in New York City for wallet theft

    08/31/2016 6:35:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    ABC 7 LOS ANGELES ^ | 31 AUGUST 2016 | JOHN GREGORY & MARC COTA-ROBLES
    NEW YORK CITY (KABC) -- Baylee Curran, the model at the center of the latest Chris Brown controversy, is wanted in New York for allegedly stealing another woman's purse several years ago, ABC News has learned. The NYPD wants to question Curran over the incident, which occurred in 2013 when Curran and two friends were in New York on vacation. During a dispute, she and another woman allegedly grabbed a $1,000 Louis Vuitton purse from the third friend. Police say the two took a Michael Kors wallet from the purse, which contained $200 and credit cards, and fled on foot.
  • Netflix announces new talk show with Bill Nye

    08/31/2016 6:30:54 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 31 AUGUST 2016 | JENNIFER KING
    Bust out your bow ties - Bill Nye is making a come back. Netflix just announced a new talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World, set to launch in Spring 2017. The show will "explore science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture," according to the streaming site.
  • Man killed for not opening door at McDonald's, family says

    08/31/2016 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 31 AUGUST 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    LAS VEGAS -- A 31-year-old man is dead after his family says he mistakenly didn't hold a door open for a woman at a Las Vegas McDonald's restaurant. Mohammad Robinson died Saturday night. KSNV reports an argument ensued t when the woman told a man she was with about the perceived slight, and he reportedly pulled a gun and shot Robinson. "It was a stupid reason honestly, irrelevant. It doesn't make any sense why would you actually take someone's life over not opening a door," said Miniya Sampson, 14. Sampson believes her father died because of a misunderstanding.
  • Vandalized crosswalk signs flip pedestrians the bird

    08/31/2016 6:26:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 31 AUGUST 2016 | STEVEN ROMO
    HOUSTON -- Vandals are getting creative with LED crosswalk signs, leaving the red flashing hand looking like it's giving passersby the finger. One altered sign stands near Leeland and Lockwood. It's feet from a daycare center and just blocks from multiple schools. Eyewitness News crews saw many children walking right by the obscene gesture. Another sign, located at the intersection of San Jacinto and Holman in Midtown, is near several businesses.
  • Who Knew? Trump has Jesus like powers

    08/31/2016 5:11:58 PM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 13 replies
    Jude Bonello ^ | 8/31/2016 | Jude Bonello
    According to Obama's Doctor, Trump can exercise the doc of his inner demon.
  • Passengers tell of terror as Heathrow-bound flight plummets in heavy turbulence

    08/31/2016 5:03:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    standard.co.uk ^ | Sebastian Mann
    She said: “We were at least three hours into the flight, everybody had eaten and was asleep. “It was very quiet. There seemed to be lots of children on the flight. “Then out of the blue the plane just dropped and everybody who was unbuckled went flying.” She said people flew headlong into the ceiling of the plane, suffering cuts to their heads. A few passengers had broken bones, she claimed. ... The flight attendant across from me, she slammed her head. She’ll need stitches.” The plane plummeted twice, Ms Boriack said, and during the second fall many of the...
  • Olaudah Equiano detailed the most common form of slave procurement

    08/31/2016 4:57:05 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. Written by Himself.From what I can recollect of these battles, they appear to have been irruptions of one little state or district on the other, to obtain prisoners or booty. Perhaps they were incited to this by those traders who brought the European goods I mentioned amongst us. Such a mode of obtaining slaves in Africa is common; and I believe more are procured this way, and by kidnapping, than any other[E]. When a trader wants slaves, he applies to a chief for them, and tempts...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/31/2016 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 82 replies
    A while back, someone asked if we had ever done a thread on kitchen gadgets; and I got to thinking that maybe it was time to do another one. First, one of the most useful items I've ever found for slicing home-made loaves of bread in nice, even slices: the Mountain Woods Fiddle Bow Bread Knife. I found mine at the thrift store, but you can still get them on Amazon. The blade remains very sharp, and my husband also likes it for getting thick slices from big tomatoes. Note that they come in right- or left-handed styles, and choose...
  • Trump Is Right: Progressives Took Blacks from the Cotton Fields to the Urban Ghetto

    08/31/2016 4:30:38 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 13 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Sheriff David Clarke, Jr.
    Hillary Clinton must be worried that black America is about to be onto her party’s grand hoax. Donald Trump’s statement of the patently obvious, that black Americans “have nothing to lose” by trying out something different and voting for the businessman instead of the crook, has created an earthquake as the media rush to cover up for the story they never told. The story of the misery of black America under Democrat rule – and nowhere is it clearer than in America’s urban ghettos. Clinton’s desperate attempts, first in an anti-Trump advertisement and then in a contrived speech about the...
  • A mother shot a 31-year-old man she found kissing her teen daughter, police say

    08/31/2016 4:30:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 70 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 8/30/16 | Kristine Guerra
    A 31-year-old man found himself running from bullets after a mother found him in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police say. Valerie Fowler, of Paoli, Okla., shot Brandon Vail twice after she found him and her daughter kissing, according to an affidavit. Vail survived and was taken to a hospital by helicopter, while Fowler was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The teen, who was identified in the affidavit as K.P., told police that her boyfriend had been coming over three times a week after her mother left for work at 5:30 a.m.But on Monday morning,...
  • Life thrived on young Earth: scientists discover 3.7-billion-year-old fossils

    08/31/2016 4:24:39 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/31/2016 | Allen P. Nutman, et al
    In an extraordinary find, a team of Australian researchers have uncovered the world's oldest fossils in a remote area of Greenland, capturing the earliest history of the planet and demonstrating that life on Earth emerged rapidly in the planet's early years. Led by the University of Wollongong's (UOW) Professor Allen Nutman, the team discovered 3.7-billion-year-old stromatolite fossils in the world's oldest sedimentary rocks, in the Isua Greenstone Belt along the edge of Greenland's icecap. The findings are outlined in a study published in Nature, with co-authors Associate Professor Vickie Bennett from The Australian National University (ANU), the University of New...
  • Appeals court tosses $650M verdict against PLO for American deaths from terrorist attacks in Israel

    08/31/2016 4:22:49 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 31, 2016 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, saying the U.S. courts lack jurisdiction because the attacks were random and not aimed at the United States. The United States government had said last year that the case threatened to financially destabilize the Palestinian government and harm the region. Wednesday’s written decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the attacks in 2002 and 2004 that killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more...
  • Donald Trump ,Mexican President and I Didn’t Discuss Payment of the Wall 8 31 16

    08/31/2016 2:41:05 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 18 replies
    Donald Trump ,Mexican President and I Didn’t Discuss Payment of the Wall 8 31 16
  • Hillary Clinton :Trump Mexico Visit Won’t Make Up for All the Insults and Insinuations 8 31 16

    Hillary Clinton :Trump Mexico Visit Won’t Make Up for All the Insults and Insinuations 8 31 16
  • 66-year-old admitted to dragging German shepherd puppy to death, sheriff said

    08/31/2016 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    The State ^ | 8/31/2016 | Jane Moon Dail
    CALHOUN COUNTY, SC After concerned residents reported seeing a puppy abused and killed, deputies charged and arrested an Orangeburg woman. Taylor Hendrix of Crimestoppers told the Associated Press that witnesses reported the suspect held a rope out of the window of her car that was attached to the dog's neck and pulled it alongside her until the animal couldn't keep up. Officials reported the German shepherd puppy died near St. Matthews. Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers said the public’s help in this case helped lead to the arrest. Acting on a tip, deputies located Rita Mintz, 66, of Pineview Drive...
  • 120 Years Ago: SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS- Keen Rivalry to Obtain the Nomination in Indiana

    08/31/2016 1:31:23 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Monday Aug 31, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Could this be the end of Alzheimer's ?

    08/31/2016 1:25:29 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 103 replies
    dailymail ^ | 8/31/16
    A revolutionary drug that could stop people from ever developing Alzheimer’s disease has been unveiled by scientists. Trials have produced ‘unprecedented’ results and the medicine has been hailed as a potential game-changer in the fight against the cruel disease. In future, healthy pensioners could be prescribed the drug to ward off dementia, in much the same way as statins are given today to those at risk of heart attacks. One British expert described the drug, which is about to be tested in hospitals around the UK, as the best yet, others called it ‘ingenious’ work with ‘tantalising’ results.And a US...
  • Breaking: Latest ATF Surprise Could Drive Ammo Prices Through the Roof

    08/31/2016 1:00:06 PM PDT · by GT Vander · 29 replies
    Alloutdoor ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    As reported on Ammoland, a sudden ATF rule change promulgated entirely without warning in a newsletter has reclassified a critical component of smokeless powder as a “high explosive”. The problem is that there are very strict rules governing the storage and transport of high explosives, and the ammunition supply chain is totally unprepared to suddenly comply with those rules.
  • Martina McBride – “I Don't Hurt Anymore” (2005)

    08/31/2016 12:59:51 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy.I Don’t Hurt Anymore
  • Apple tax row: Irish government should tell EU to *********** off, says Michael O'Leary

    08/31/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2016, 11:57AM
    <p>Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has weighed into the tax dispute between Apple and the European Union, saying the Irish government should write a letter to the EU telling them to "f**k off".</p> <p>Dubbing the EU's ruling "bizarre", the outspoken Irishman said: "One of the fundamental principles of the European Union is that each country has its autonomy to make its own tax decisions.</p>
  • Feds detail alleged $16M food stamp fraud

    08/31/2016 12:44:49 PM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 8/30/2016 | Christine Boynton
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- More than a dozen Baltimore-area retailers are accused of misusing food stamps and defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of millions of dollars. The indictments, announced Tuesday, come roughly three years after nine local retailers were charged in what prosecutors described as a "$7 million scheme" of trading food stamps for cash. All the defendants in that case were convicted. "Last year the Dept. of Agriculture Inspector General brought to our attention that many Baltimore-area retailers were continuing to rip-off the food stamp program," United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said...
  • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Kaepernick Anger Intense in NFL Front Offices

    08/31/2016 11:31:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 31, 2016 | Mike Freeman
    Across NFL front offices, there are team officials who are not offended, and even embrace, the controversial position of Colin Kaepernick. They are out there. Statistically, they have to be. But they are keeping a low profile. They seem to be far outnumbered by the members of NFL front offices who despise him. Truly, truly hate him. "I don't want him anywhere near my team," one front office executive said. "He's a traitor." A traitor?
  • Knock It Off Dummy: Michelle Obama Is Not 257 Pounds!

    08/31/2016 11:24:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    HipHollywood ^ | 8/31/2016 | Eric D Berry
    Bwahahaha. The National Enquirer needs to fire the Photoshop hack responsible for stitching together this image of First Lady Michelle Obama. The tabloid claims Mrs. Obama has gained over 97 pounds this year as a result of binge-eating over the stresses of raising teenage daughter, Malia. The publication plastered a poorly doctored image of Michelle on their current magazine cover, a picture they claim shows how out of control the alleged gain weight is.It was just a little over a month ago that a slender and fit First Lady delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention. We find it...
  • UK Christian clergy told not to wear clerical collars in public for fear of ISIS jihad attack

    08/31/2016 11:22:05 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/31/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Vicars have been told not to wear dog collars in public over fears that Islamic State will target a British church in its next attack. One man of the cloth said he has been advised not to wear his dog collar out and about amid fears he could be singled out in a terror attack. It has also been suggested UK church congregations should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door so that worshippers at small parish churches are more protected. National Churchwatch has warned smaller churches are at more risk than larger ones and issued new guidance following the murder...
  • "Twin Peaks Theme" (Angelo Badalamenti, 1990)

    08/31/2016 11:11:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy.Twin Peaks Theme
  • Immigration

    08/31/2016 11:01:52 AM PDT · by awjenni · 11 replies
    Vanity
    I would love to get the following message to the Trump campaign. Perhaps by calling this an “Open Letter to Donald Trump,” he might hear of it. I would hope his campaign has already considered it. Sir, Please STOP talking about deporting the millions of illegals, except perhaps for the felons. The United Sates doesn’t need to deport anyone. If we take away the numerous rewards and entitlements that the illegals receive, they will self-deport. I don’t know the details of those rewards, but they presumably consist of items like welfare, food stamps, housing, medical care, education, tax credits, etc....
  • O & DNC's High Crime Against USA: Giving Away Internet [aw!m vanity]

    08/31/2016 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 11 replies
    numerous links will be posted
    This gets into the nitty gritty of exactly HOW Obama is giving away critical aspects of the internet to shadowy foreign entities. And I will explain why the DNC is complicit and what we can do about it. Many have sounded the horn: Senators Cruz, Lankford, and Lee along with ... 1. Drudge 2. Washinton Examiner 3. Wall Street Journal 4. Breitbart 5. [UK] Daily Mail 6. The Hill [Links to this and other info coming up.] Congress ordered President Obama to renew one of the most important contracts in history. He's illegally refusing to do so. If DNC senators...
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy's face reconstructed with 3D printing

    08/31/2016 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2016 13:38 BST | By Léa Surugue
    The face of an ancient female Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed with the help of 3D printing and forensic science techniques, an important step to better understand who she was. Other crucial details about her health have also been gathered, completing the picture. This reconstruction was only made possible due to the work of a multi-disciplinary team led by scientists at Melbourne University, combining medical research, forensic science, computerised tomographic (CT) scanning, 3D printing, Egyptology and art. It all started when Dr Ryan Jefferies, curator at the University's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, stumbled across the skull...
  • Controversy over Oklahoma magazine cover

    08/31/2016 10:13:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | 8/31 | Kristen Shanahan
    An Oklahoma magazine is stirring up controversy. Inside Friday’s Daily Ardmoreite edition was this season’s Southern Oklahoma Living magazine. When Gene Autry’s mayor, Kyle Lawson, saw the cover his jaw nearly dropped. “My first initial reaction was I almost spit my coffee out when I first saw it,” Lawson said. On the cover is a baby in a costume supposed to resemble the tin man. “Just the way that the hood kind of goes up and the handle for the tin man`s hat is kind of hidden behind the 'I',” Lawson said. “And just the way the flap comes down...
  • Vanity- hiLIARy live speech on all channels.. WHY?

    08/31/2016 10:07:32 AM PDT · by Reddy · 67 replies
    broadcast television | 08/31/2016 | myself
    WHY is hiLIARY's American Legion speech being broadcast live on CNN/MSNBC/FOX and ABC/CBS/NBC??? Is this the State of the Union address or something? Why is hiLIARY being broadcast live on all of the cable news channels as well as ABC/CBS/NBC??
  • JaCoby Jones' mom was ecstatic about her son's first MLB hit

    08/31/2016 9:29:24 AM PDT · by raybbr · 13 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 8/31/2016
    Tuesday night was a big night for 24-year-old minor league third baseman JaCoby Jones. Well, I should call him a former minor league third baseman. Because on Tuesday night he made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers, and he had a great game. He did what every minor leaguer hopes to do in their first big league game: he got his very first MLB hit. And that’s not all — he got his first RBI as well. Not just one, but two! It was the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Tigers were tied 3-3 with the...
  • Quarterflash – “Harden My Heart” (1982)

    08/31/2016 9:23:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Harden My Heart
  • Planet 9 Search Turning Up Wealth Of New Objects

    08/31/2016 8:14:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 08/30/2016 | Matt Williams
    In a paper that was recently accepted by The Astronomical Journal, Sheppard and Trujillo present their latest discoveries, which they claim are further constraining the location of Planet 9. ...Sheppard and Trujillo relied on information obtained by the Dark Energy Camera on the Victor Blanco 4-meter telescope in Chile and the Japanese Hyper Suprime-Camera on the 8-meter Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. ... Their most recent discovery was a small collection of more extreme objects who’s peculiar orbits differ from the extreme and inner Oort cloud objects, in terms of both their eccentricities and semi-major axes. As with discoveries made using...
  • 'Largest Ever' Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

    08/31/2016 8:11:02 AM PDT · by onona · 59 replies
    Insight Crime ^ | 30 Aug 2016 | Mimi Yagoub
    Authorities in San Diego County, California, have reportedly made the area's largest-ever cash seizure, drawing attention to the role of bulk cash smuggling as a simple yet enduringly popular money laundering method for transnational organized crime.
  • ...news cameraman pulls a pregnant woman from her burning car moments before the wreck goes up...

    08/31/2016 7:59:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 08/31/2016
    A news cameraman in Louisiana is being hailed a hero after pulling a pregnant woman out of her burning car after crashing on the side of the road. The 21-year-old female driver, who is seven-months pregnant, became trapped in her car Tuesday after running off the road and hitting a tree in Baton Rouge . WBRZ photographer Patrick Perry and News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss were following behind the woman on their way to an unrelated news story when they saw the burning wreck. ... 'I started hearing a voice - a very soft voice - saying ''I'm over here,...
  • Climate Craziness of the Week: “Climate Anxiety Counseling” enters the lexicon with a ‘practitioner’

    08/31/2016 7:34:16 AM PDT · by onona · 18 replies
    WUWT ^ | August 30, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    CLIMATE ANXIETY COUNSELING I’m scared for the effects of climate change on the world I love. Rather than try to think about, save, or mourn for the whole world, I decided to think about my city and state, and the living creatures — including other humans — who share it with me.
  • "Two Divided By Love" - The Grass Roots (1972)

    08/31/2016 7:16:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Two Divided By Love
  • New Documentary Is Wrong: The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Are Just Plain Bad

    08/31/2016 6:56:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | August 29, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A new documentary is challenging Star Wars fans to unlearn what they have learned about the awful prequels that ruined our childhoods and stole our innocence about future Star Wars films. Not that I’m bitter. Anyway, a handful of prequels fans decided a few years ago to crowdfund The Prequels Strike Back, a documentary that is supposed to give people a fresh new perspective on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, based on scholarly commentary from no less than arts expert Camille Paglia and Jonathan Young, a Joseph Campbell scholar.
  • GRAPHIC: Oklahoma City mother accused of killing daughter by forcing crucifix down her throat

    08/31/2016 6:41:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    KFOR (Oklahoma) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Abby Broyles
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro mother is accused of murdering her own daughter, because she thought she was possessed by the devil. The woman is accused of killing her daughter with a crucifix. Juanita Gomez is facing a first degree murder charge. Court documents show Juanita admitted to police she forced a crucifix down her daughter’s throat and watched her daughter die.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico

    08/31/2016 6:08:00 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | 08/31/2016 | (see photo credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 August 31 Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico Image Credit & Copyright: Colleen Pinski Explanation: What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun...
  • Mark Levin - NON STOP NEVER TRUMP (Vanitiy)

    08/31/2016 5:46:05 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 148 replies
    Okay, I hadn't listened to Levin in weeks, can't stand him now, but had to run some errands and took my sons car as I have the top and doors off my Jeep and it was raining. He doesn't have my stations tuned in. So I hit the AM station and Levin was on, here's my synopsis. He first gave the "insurmountable" path Trump has to the white house and that he almost assuredly, barring a miracle, cannot win the White House. After the long diatribe just before the break he says "We nominated the wrong candidate". Back from break...
  • Connie Conway – “I Should Not Be Seeing You” (1954)

    08/31/2016 5:24:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. I Should Not Be Seeing You
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: MINACIOUS

    08/31/2016 5:23:23 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 8/31/16 | Norman Schur
    ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". MINACIOUS [min AY shus]hear it pronounced adjective Note: Today's WFTD is an ADJECTIVE not to be confused with NOUN.The adjunct word is MINATORY. Both words mean "threatening," and both are of Latin ancestry:minacious from minax (menacing, threatening), minatory from minatus, past participle of (to threaten). Of the two minatory is the more common. The primary meaning in Latin of minax is "projecting, jutting out," and of minari is to "project, jut out." A...
  • Today's Toons 8/31/16

    08/31/2016 1:27:52 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 8/31/16 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • Trump continues to open lead over Hillary

    08/31/2016 12:20:16 AM PDT · by Kozy · 40 replies
    Self | 08/31/2016 | Don Kovacs
    Trump has continued to widen his leads in the USC Dornsife/LA Times presidential poll. For the third consecutive day Trumps moves to the upside while Hillary stumbles downward. Since Sunday Trump has moves from 44% to 45.3% and Clinton has fallen from 43.6% to 41.9%. I believe the Clinton camp knew last week that the internals were moving aggressively downward. Her only hope to stop the decline was playing the race card in Reno. That like her total campaign is failing. Dear pass the popcorn.
  • "Whose Who are You?" Paul Ash & Orchestra on Columbia 602-D (Milton Watson vocalist)

    08/31/2016 12:16:31 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1926 | Paul Ash
    Paul Ash and His Orchestra plays "Whose Who are You?" on Columbia 602-D. Vocal chorus is by Milton Watson.