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  • Care home hires pole dancers to keep elderly residents entertained

    02/22/2018 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 22 Feb 2018 Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/22/care-home-hires-pole-dancers-keep-el | Joe Roberts
    A care home has hired pole dancers to keep its elderly residents entertained. Pictures from the latest performance show residents watching the dancers acrobatically spin around a metal pole in sports bras and knickers. It’s been branded ‘inappropriate’ by local councillors, who said they were ‘staggered’ by the choice of entertainment. But bosses at Fairmile Grange home in Christchurch, Dorset, defended its decision to hire the dancers, the youngest being 10-years-old. Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director for Encore Care Homes, which runs Fairmile Grange, said: ‘At Fairmile Grange, relatives and residents requested more modern-style activities.However, Councillor Peter Hall said...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 65 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Clint Eastwood Celebrates Heroes in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

    02/10/2018 10:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | John Hanlon
    When Clint Eastwood’s 2016 drama Sully arrived in theaters, many people thought they knew the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger. They thought they knew what happened after the heroic pilot safely landed his malfunctioning plane on the Hudson River in 2009. The film showed otherwise. It offered a revealing look back at the media frenzy and investigation that ensued after that January day. 15:17 to Paris, Eastwood’s latest feature, tells a more traditional story. The new drama stars three real-life heroes who helped prevent a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015. Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 4

    02/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 55 replies
    me | 2/5/18 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • Hostiles Review: Thoughtful Western showcases strong characters

    02/03/2018 7:06:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2018 | John Hanlon
    The new Western Hostiles begins with an unshakably violent event. A small family is attacked and brutalized by a group of Native Americans. There’s no justification for the violence. Only bloodshed. There’s no moral ambiguity in that sequence but as the film tells a larger story, moral ambivalence takes center stage as the story explores the omnipresence of violence in the Old West. Set in 1896, the feature stars Oscar winner Christian Bale as Captain Joseph J. Blocker. Blocker is a weary warrior who has seen his share of violence and engaged in his share of battles. He’s seen friends...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 3

    01/29/2018 4:39:27 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 109 replies
    ME | 1/29/18 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Hillary Clinton’s ‘Spiritual Advisor Cameo’ Surpasses By Far Her Grammy Act

    01/29/2018 12:54:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/18 | Judi McLeod
    In the meantime she’ll wait for Shillady’s “Sunday” while working with the entertainment industry proving that real life really is stranger than fiction Hillary Clinton’s Grammy audio book edition cameo reading extracts from the largely discredited book ‘Fire & Fury:Inside the White House’—incredibly Agence French Presse-described as “lighthearted” cannot possibly compare with her real life cameo of “spiritual advisors”. Incidentally, nothing Hillary Clinton ever does is in any way light or clean hearted, AFP. But for hypocrisy and outrageous lies Clinton’s Spiritual Advisor Cameo should win her “the grammy’s in the bag” status for life.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    01/21/2018 5:42:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 168 replies
    me | 1/21/18 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '70s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 28 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '70s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in brackets along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 1

    01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 126 replies
    me | 1/14/18 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '70S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '70s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. NO equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will ONLY be counted if the "ballot" is COMPLETE. *ROUND 1* We begin by taking the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets of 64 for the...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the 70s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/13/2018 6:52:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 72 replies
    me | 1/13/18 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 3 years ago I ran a "tournament" to pick the best songs of the '80s, based first on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best are included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts That's what I want to do for the '70s. (Wouldn't mind doing it for other decades, either!)
  • Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts (tr)

    11/28/2017 7:39:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 91 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | 11/28/2017 | Roger Friedman
    Full title: Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts in Main Cateogories The Grammys in New York took a weird turn this morning as the nominations were a shocker: Ed Sheeran’s best selling “Divide” did not get an Album of the Year nod, neither did albums by Lady Gaga or Kesha. Instead, the Grammys went mostly for R&B and rap: Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, who is really the actor Donald Glover. CBS must be plotzing. (I’m thrilled because I love the Childish Gambino album.) Indeed,...
  • R.I.P. The Sound 100.3 Replaced by a Christian Music Station

    11/18/2017 4:43:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 35 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Andy Hermann
    At 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 16, classic rock station KSWD "The Sound" 100.3 FM went off the air with side two of The Beatles' Abbey Road. The move came as a result of a deal The Sound's parent company, Entercom, struck with the FCC to divest three of its stations in exchange for regulatory approval of its $1.7 billion merger with CBS Radio, which also owns several stations in the L.A. market, including KROQ. The 100.3 FM frequency was sold to Educational Media Foundation for an undisclosed amount. EMF, based in Rocklin, owns 770 FM stations and translators and...
  • 'Gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated' - Improbable CEO

    11/03/2017 9:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech World ^ | November 3, 2017 | Scott Carey
    The CEO of London startup Improbable spoke about the possibility of virtual worlds and gaming being an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated. Herman Narula, the co-founder and CEO of Improbable Worlds Limited, a London startup building the infrastructure for massive virtual worlds to be developed, says that "gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated". While speaking at Wired Live in London yesterday the CEO directly referenced science fiction from The Matrix, author William Gibson and Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One. It is this last reference which seems the...
  • A Cord cutter's review of Sling TV

    11/03/2017 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Company Man · 46 replies
    vanity posting ^ | November 3, 2017 | Company Man
    I recently subscribed to Sling TV. This is to report my experience so far.
  • What the hell: Southwest to expand live music on flights

    10/27/2017 2:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 27, 2017 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I feel about this the way I do about Smalt. I can’t believe someone had the idea, let alone that they pulled together a critical mass of people willing to make it a reality. Imagine the confluence of circumstances in which an airlines’ executives greenlight a live concert for a captive audience in the cattle-car environs of an airplane and then actually find artists willing to play it. And not struggling artists either. You’ll know some of the names. You sell a million albums and then one day you wake up and ask your manager where...
  • Everything we know about Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park expansion

    10/26/2017 9:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 9, 2017 | Matt Cabral
    During this summer’s D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed a richly detailed scale model of the Star Wars-themed lands slated for Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. The expansions will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If all that wasn’t enough for fans to begin booking their next Disney getaway, Chapek also took the wraps off the long-rumored Star Wars-themed resort. With enough fresh info to fill the Millennium Falcon‘s cargo hold, we made like Bothan spies and carefully collected all new and existing intel for your reference. For details...
  • Singer Sam Smith Identifies Gender Non-Binary: 'I Feel Just as Much Woman as I Am Man'

    10/24/2017 3:18:45 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-24-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    In an interview with The Sunday Times, singer Sam Smith says that he considers himself gender non-binary. Now, normal people probably don't know what that is, but it basically means that he refuses to choose between being a man or a woman. Hence the "non-binary." It's neither either/or, it's "and." To prove that he's "non-binary," Smith points out that he loves him some high heels and fur coats: "I've got loads of heels at home... "People don't know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn, and all that. There was one moment...
  • Judgement Day: Hollywood

    10/15/2017 4:52:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    It was already a bad year for Hollywood – people simply aren’t buying tickets to their remakes and rehashed ideas anymore – and it just keeps getting worse. The curtain is being pulled back and exposing a permissive and enabling culture of disgusting people who’d have Caligula telling them to have some decency.While the media is covering the story at the moment, it won’t for long. This is a major scandal and it negatively impacts two industries the media is known to protect: Hollywood and Democrats. No matter how bad it gets, the press will always return to their natural...
  • Part II: Why the NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase any Longer

    09/24/2017 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Steve Sheldon
    Last week I wrote a piece about my unwillingness to “purchase” the NFL “product” any longer. Apparently, I hit a nerve…..with a sledge hammer. It is difficult to state everything that one is thinking in a short column, so this is an attempt to add some additional points and clarify some previous ones. Before I go further, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who read and shared the piece and even more, took the time to make a sincere comment about the topic. It is a blessing to have a platform allowing me to state...
  • Hillary Clinton to 'View' pals: 'I won the popular vote'(Barf)

    09/13/2017 10:11:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Sasha Savitsky
    Hillary Clinton's visit to "The View" started with warm, long hugs, and ended with a gift. The former Democratic presidential candidate entered the stage to Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" and "The View" co-hosts' eager greetings. Whoopi Goldberg's introduction was interrupted several times by cheers from the audience as Clinton took her seat. oy Behar expressed how shocked she was when Clinton lost the election. "I was sure you were going to win" Behar told Clinton, to which Clinton responded to a laughing crowd, "So was I." "I went into mourning" Behar said, as the screen behind her showed the liberal host...