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  • Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Playing Nina Simone(OMG Good Grief)

    08/06/2020 9:48:52 PM PDT · by Vendome · 80 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6 Aug 2020 | Ben Kew
    Actress Zoe Saldana has tearfully apologized for playing the role of Nina Simone in the 2016 movie Nina, citing her lack of African-American heritage, and saying the late iconic singer and civil rights activist “deserved better.” Saldana, who is of Dominican, Puerto Rican, Haitian, and Lebanese ancestry, said in an interview on Instagram Live with Pose creator Steven Canals that she regretted taking the role in which she wore a prosthetic nose and skin-darkening makeup to more closely resemble Simone. “I should have never played Nina,” Saldana said tearfully. “I should have done everything in my power with the leverage...
  • Justices OK immediate Trump crackdown on immigrants' use of public benefits

    01/29/2020 2:25:33 PM PST · by central_va · 27 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 1/28/20 | Dickson
    The Supreme Court said Monday it will allow the Trump administration to begin enforcing a controversial new policy making it harder for low-income legal immigrants to obtain green cards or visas. The administration's new, expanded “public charge” rule, which makes it easier for officials to bar immigrants who use, or are deemed likely to use, non-cash government benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps, is one of the most consequential policy changes by the Trump administration to date in its efforts to curtail legal immigration. (Under previous practice, the public charge rule was only applied to immigrants who were considered...
  • Google made changes on my phone I can't stand!

    04/24/2019 9:59:41 PM PDT · by Vendome · 89 replies
    Vanity | 04/23/2019 | Vendome
    I just updated to Oreo OS on my gorgeous Samsung Galaxy S8 and them sum beeches at Google changed all my icons to some book chit with frames and there is zero possibility to change back to original theme and icons. They also effed my texts and a few other things. I can't stand this cartoonish theme buttons! They are for 4-7 year olds and took my very professional looking phone down to etch-a-sketch looking crap. Rant off... I will upgrade to iPhone on my birthday and Samsung/Google can go to hell... Wasted quite a bit of money upgrading to...
  • Yellen critical of Trump's grasp of economic policy

    02/26/2019 9:05:43 AM PST · by central_va · 45 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | 2/26/19 | Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she doubts that President Donald Trump has a good grasp of economic policy or even knows the Federal Reserve's mandates. "I doubt that he would even be able to say that the Fed's goals are maximum employment and price stability," Yellen said in an interview with radio program "Marketplace." She said Trump has made various inaccurate remarks about the Fed such as that the central bank has an objective for the exchange rate for the dollar that is aimed at supporting the president's trade policies. She said comments like that...
  • Fed Signals that a Full Recovery is Years Away(Time Machine and How wrong they were)

    07/19/2018 12:24:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/25/2012 | Binyamiin Applebaum
    The Fed said that it now planned to keep short-term interest rates near zero until late 2014, continuing the transformation of a policy that began as shock therapy in the winter of 2008 into a six-year campaign to increase spending by rewarding borrowers and punishing savers. The economy expanded “moderately” in recent weeks, the Fed said in a statement released after a two-day meeting of its policy-making committee, but jobs were still scarce, the housing sector remained deeply depressed and Europe’s flirtation with crisis could undermine the nascent domestic recovery. The Fed forecast growth of up to 2.7 percent this...
  • Judge Jeanine: Why do we let them get away with it?

    08/05/2017 7:18:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-5-17 | Judge Jeanine
    Aug. 05, 2017 - 7:03 - The nation is no longer true to its Declaration of Independence
  • Forget What You Hear: Our Narcissist President Is Winning(a message to losers everwhere)

    05/23/2017 1:47:27 AM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2017 | William L. Gensert
    *** The difference between Barry's narcissism and Trump is: Trump looks at the most beautiful girl at the party and says, "I can get her number." Barry lookz at the same girl and say, "She wants me." Trump pursues the girl, Barry walks away, because obviously, she is not good enough for him, besides, someone told him there's a mirror in the next room. Arrogance is the recognition of achievement or possibility. The other is conceit, which pretends it's lack of achievement is worthy of a geek medal...dorks... I'll take the ladies. Morons can take a cold shower... In early...
  • Trump Promises Israel That Iran Will Never Get Bomb

    02/15/2017 12:23:44 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    President Donald Trump hailed the United States' "unbreakable" bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon. Trump's vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which Netanyahu has warned expires too soon to permanently remove the threat. "With this visit the United States, again, reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel," Trump said. "The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions, which I've talked a lot about," he...
  • Romney: ‘It kills me’ not to be in White House

    03/03/2013 10:14:59 AM PST · by Vaquero · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/3/13 | Dylan Stableford
    Mitt Romney says it "kills" him that he's not president. But he doesn't blame Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or anything else on his loss to President Barack Obama--except his campaign's failure to connect with minority voters.
  • Congressman facing pressure from Jewish groups on adviser's religious divorce dispute (Change.Org?)

    02/29/2012 3:19:22 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 29 | Judson Berger
    A top House Republican is facing a swell of pressure from Jewish communities across the country as they lobby, not for legislation, but for his intervention in the personal life of an adviser. The adviser, Aharon Friedman, has been shunned by Jewish leaders for refusing to grant his ex-wife a religious divorce known as a "get."
  • “Get a little bloody:” It’s the union way

    02/23/2011 8:17:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies ^ | 2/23/11 | michelle malkin
    Thuggery? What thuggery? Oh, yeah. That thuggery: A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.” “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin...
  • Lockerbie bomber 'can get out of bed'

    09/19/2010 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    The cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber can get out of bed and walk although he is clearly a very sick man, said the father of a victim after visiting him in Libya. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi invited Jim Swire, whose 23-year-old daughter Flora was one of 270 killed in the 1988 bombing, to visit him and the two men spent an hour together on a hospital ward in Tripoli on Tuesday. (Snip) Swire, who last saw Megrahi in a Scottish prison in December 2008, said late Sunday that the Libyan looked better than he expected during what he described as a "man-to-man
  • (German Chancellor) Merkel: Get used to mosques

    09/19/2010 2:26:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germans had for too long failed to grasp how immigration was changing their country and would have to get used to the sight of more mosques in their cities, according to a newspaper. (Snip) "Our country is going to carry on changing, and integration is also a task for the society taking up the immigrants," Merkel told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily. "For years we've been deceiving ourselves about this. Mosques, for example, are going to be a more prominent part of our cities than they were before," she added.
  • Insurers get preliminary OK for Treasury funds

    05/14/2009 9:10:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 416+ views ^ | 5/14/2009 | JENNIFER MALLOY ZONNAS
    LOS ANGELES — Six major insurers, including The Hartford Financial, Prudential Financial and Allstate, received preliminary approval Thursday for billions of dollars in aid from a U.S. bailout fund, following a months-long quest by some in the sector for financial assistance. The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. was the first to disclose that it had been notified by the Treasury Department that it was eligible for $3.4 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.
  • Institutionalized Fraud - Ben Bernanke Style(Market Ticker)

    09/24/2008 10:32:17 AM PDT · by Revel · 13 replies · 529+ views
    Ticker Forum ^ | 9/23/08 | Karl Denninger
    Click on article source to view video: So now we learn about it, in a Senate hearing: "Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled that the government should buy devalued assets at above-market values to make its proposed $700 billion rescue package most effective in combating the financial crisis. ``Accounting rules require banks to value many assets at something close to a very low fire-sale price rather than the hold-to-maturity price,'' Bernanke said in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee today. ``If the Treasury bids for and then buys assets at a price close to the...
  • Soldiers now able to get their wings

    04/28/2007 9:42:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 504+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle operations can now wear winged badges to show others they are an important part of the Army, a two-star general said. And the general expects Fort Huachuca will see an increase of pilotless plane training with the returns of Marines before the end of this year, as well as the Army starting training on its larger Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle in the next 12 to 18 months. On Thursday, Maj. Gen. Virgil L. Packett II symbolically pinned three versions of the Army Aviation Crewmember Badges on to the uniforms of three...
  • Poor Farmers Invoke Land Law To Get Their Hands On South Africa's Richest Diamond Mines

    09/30/2006 5:48:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 633+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Stephen Bevan
    Poor farmers invoke land law to get their hands on South Africa's richest diamond mine Stephen Bevan in Taaibosch (Filed: 01/10/2006) Deep in the bushveld of South Africa's far north, 20 miles down a dirt track from the nearest road, the dusty township of Taaibosch is an unlikely place to find the owners of one of the country's most valuable pieces of real estate. Yet the residents of its rows of tiny brick huts, baking in the harsh sun, may soon be declared joint proprietors of South Africa's richest diamond mine. John Matlathi, 66, the village's head man, and other...
  • Four-Legged Protectors Get Care Packages (WOOF! WOOF!)

    08/25/2006 2:44:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 836+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tom Clarkson
    Four-Legged Protectors Get Care Packages By Tom ClarksonGulf Region DivisionU.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, Aug. 25, 2006 -- When the temperature regularly exceeds 120 degrees, asphalt and concrete streets tend to be a tad toasty on the toes – even through tough combat boots. The norm for all who work outside in Iraq, this time of year, is to be hot, hot and very hot – no one could really blame another for panting from the heat. But imagine if the job also entailed treading on the baking paving, barefoot. “Though canine they be, these faithful few serve...
  • Help Get Our Candidate for the Texas Governorship Into the Debate

    08/06/2006 3:52:04 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 542+ views ^ | 8 5 06 |
    Out in Texas, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate James Werner is having trouble getting into a televised debate A href="">(The Daily Texan): Libertarian gubernatorial candidate James Werner is asking public broadcaster KERA to include him in the gubernatorial debate in October. The Texas Debates, coordinated by KERA-North Texas, Univision and The Dallas Morning News, excluded Werner because he didn't meet the established debate criteria as a major candidate. Public broadcaster KERA came up with some excuses for not including Werner in the debate, saying it wasn't because of his party affiliation, but his lack of "newsworthiness": "It really has to do with...
  • Don Knotts' Hometown Won't Get Fife Statue

    07/17/2006 1:08:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 2,425+ views ^ | 7 17 06 | Associated Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An unfinished statue of Barney Fife apparently won't be heading to Don Knotts' hometown after all. Knotts' widow endorses a statue but says the monument should be of her husband, not of the bumbling deputy he made famous on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts died in February at age 81. "We consider the dissemination of his image to be a big responsibility that we take very seriously," Francey Knotts and Andy Griffith said in a statement. "No one cares more about Don's image than we do. It would be wonderful to have a statue in Morgantown, W.Va.,...