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  • Actor Terrence Howard ordered to pay almost $1M in back taxes after saying ‘immoral’ to tax slave descendants

    03/01/2024 4:45:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/01/24 | Joshua Q. Nelson
    Actor Terrence Howard reportedly said it is "immoral for the United States government to charge taxes to the descendants of slaves" after being ordered to pay nearly $1 million in back taxes. According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, a federal judge in Philadelphia ordered the Academy Award-nominated actor to pay $903,115 in back taxes, penalties and interest. "For more than a year, the 54-year-old star of the TV hit ‘Empire,’ whose last listed address was in Plymouth Meeting, rebuffed IRS efforts to collect $578,000 in income taxes it says he failed to pay between 2010 and...
  • Tucker Carlson Says Trip to Russian Grocery Store Has ‘Radicalized’ Him Against US Leaders: ‘Legitimately Angry’

    02/15/2024 11:00:28 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 151 replies
    The Wrap- Yahoo Entertainment ^ | 2/15/2024 | Josh Dickey
    Tucker Carlson says he went “from amused to legitimately angry” at U.S. political leaders during a recent trip to a Moscow grocery store, where the independent conservative journalist and his crew guessed that a cart full of food would cost about the equivalent of $400 in American dollars – and it came in around a hundred bucks. “Coming to a Russian grocery store, the ‘heart of evil,’ and seeing what things cost and how they live, it will radicalize you against our leaders,” Carlson said in the video shot on-site as he shopped for eggs, bread, wine and other staples....
  • Band of Gypsys - Machine Gun (Extended Version) (Fillmore East - Jan 1st 1970) 1080p colourised (Hendrix)

    10/04/2023 6:27:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 1st, 1070 | Jimi Hendrix
    There are multiple moments in Jimi Hendrix’s short but eventful career that are hailed as iconic: his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock, setting his Fender Stratocaster alight at Monterey Pop, blowing Eric Clapton away during his Cream guest spot.However, ask the Hendrix cognoscenti and they’ll tell you that – from a playing point of view – it’s hard to top his extended version of Machine Gun, recorded live with Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore East on January 1, 1970.Now, through a quirk of the internet, a fully colorised clip of the 12-minute performance has surfaced on...
  • Russia Collapses

    03/18/2023 3:57:13 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 122 replies ^ | Saturday March 18, 2023 | Diane Francis
    What’s known is that $250 billion in capital has left, equivalent to 14 percent of its GDP. One expert guesstimates that Russia’s economy has shrunk from the size of Italy’s to Chile’s in the past year — you wouldn’t know this based on bogus figures fed to the media by Moscow. Economist Janis Kluge of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) calculates that Western sanctions alone have also “basically shrunk Russia’s economy by 10 percent”, bigger than what happened in the 2009 financial crisis. What is also known is that immediately after the invasion of Ukraine, an...
  • Russia’s Oil Revenues Plunged By 48% In February

    03/03/2023 11:00:53 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 60 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 3/3/2023 | Charles Kennedy
    Russian tax revenue from crude oil and petroleum products plummeted by 48% in February from a year earlier due to the much lower price of Russia’s flagship crude grade after the EU banned imports of Russian oil, according to Bloomberg estimates based on official Russian data. Total tax revenues from oil and natural gas dipped by 46% year over year to $6.9 billion (521 billion Russian rubles) in February, per data from the Russian Finance Ministry published on Friday. Russia’s revenues from crude oil and oil products alone crumbled by 48% annually to $4.8 billion (361 billion rubles), according to...
  • Russians lose dozens of armored vehicles in Ukrainian ambush, video shows

    02/13/2023 11:01:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02-13-2023 | Snejana Farberov
    Graphic drone footage appears to show dozens of Russian armored vehicles getting ambushed and destroyed during a single botched attack near the coal-mining town of Vuhledar in eastern Ukraine, which Moscow’s forces have been trying to capture for months. Vuhledar, a Ukrainian stronghold at the strategic intersection between the eastern and southern front lines, has seen some of the bloodiest fighting of the war as the Kremlin is gearing up for a decisive offensive on the eastern front. Based on the newly released video evidence, a column of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles was lost or damaged last week,...
  • Russia's oil and gas revenue crashed by nearly 50% at the start of 2023, leading to a wider budget deficit as Moscow's spending soars

    02/09/2023 7:53:39 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 27 replies
    Markets Insider ^ | 2/6/2023 | Carla Mozee
    A slide in Russian revenue from oil and gas clashed against the Kremlin ramping up spending on its nearly year-long war against Ukraine, resulting in a wider budget deficit for the country in January. Oil and gas revenue tumbled 46% in January from the same month a year ago to 426 billion rubles ($5.96 billion), Russia's finance ministry said Monday in a preliminary release. It attributed the decline largely to a drop in prices for its Urals blend — its largest crude oil export — and to a fall in exports for natural gas. Russia sold Urals at an average...
  • Babylon Mom: How I Created a Peaceful Family Environment By Just Giving All My Kids iPads

    02/05/2023 5:29:33 AM PST · by Hieronymus · 9 replies
    Babyloon Bee ^ | Feb 4, 2023 | Grace Raynemaker
    Babylon Mom: How I Created a Peaceful Family Environment By Just Giving All My Kids iPads FAMILY · Feb 4, 2023 · Article Image Hey everyone, sorry it's been a while since I've updated this blog. It's just been crazy around here! If your kids are anything like mine, having a peaceful evening around the table is like trying to enjoy a marching band filled with rabid hyenas. Hear me when I tell you this: it's not your fault. Children are simply unstable. They are not okay! Just today, my 4-year-old threw the most epic tantrum because the banana...
  • Nikola Tesla

    01/07/2023 7:10:02 AM PST · by EEGator · 86 replies
    1-7-2023 | Self
    80 years ago today, the greatest electrical engineer ever passed away. Feel free to share any nerd comments, or arguments.
  • Leonid and Friends in Concert

    12/31/2022 3:49:19 PM PST · by cyclotic · 11 replies
    Leonid Official Friends Page (Facebook ) ^ | 12/31/2022 | Leonid Vorobyev
    Hello Friends! To Celebrate the beginning of a New Year we present to you the full recording of our epic show at the Musikprob Brassfestival in Pfullendorf, Germany that was one of our highlights of the year! Special Thanks to Mr. Ewald Restle for stellar production of the festival and this concert recording! We wish you all the happiest New Year and may it bring lots of happiness, love and dreams coming true! (and great music too, of course!) We can’t wait to meet again! ❤️ Happy New Year! 🎉🎇🎉 PS. If you would like to help support the band...
  • Russia's frontline in Ukraine 'collapses' as Kyiv hammers Putin's forces --- Uke troops sweep '10 miles in four hours'

    10/04/2022 12:27:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 215 replies
    into humiliating retreat: and liberate dozens of occupied towns - as NATO 'warns Kremlin will test NUKES on the border to save face' Russia's frontline has collapsed in the south of Ukraine with dozens of towns liberated in a matter of hours Kyiv said its troops are 'confidently advancing to the sea' as city of Davydiv Brid is now under their control Pro-Russian military bloggers said their forces had retreated around 10 miles down the Dnipro River It comes just days after Putin declared the Kherson region - along with three others - to be part of Russia Russia's frontline...
  • Ukraine Attacks Across Entire Bakhmut and Siversk Front

    10/03/2022 8:13:20 PM PDT · by buwaya · 26 replies
    Massive Offensive Across the Entire Eastern Front "Something surprising has happened" - DPA It looks like a direct frontal attack right into where the Russians have been trying to advance, and supposedly where they are strongest. The Ukrainians keep surprising all of us. The sourcing is all from Russian Telegram sources apparently. No word yet from the Ukrainian side.
  • Russia's forces are approaching mutiny - and when that happens, Vladimir Putin goes the way of the Tsars

    10/03/2022 7:32:55 AM PDT · by · 107 replies ^ | 3 October 2022 | DOMINIC LAWSON
    Few nations have as deep a sense of their own history as the Russians. On the basis of this tendentious tract about historic 'unity' of Russians and Ukrainians that President Putin justified his invasion of an independent neighboring state. But another word, also with great resonance in Russian history, now hangs over the Kremlin's flailing military campaign. And that word is: MUTINY. Remarkably, it was raised on Moscow's main TV channel by the woman described as Putin's propagandist-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, on the state of the 'special military operation' to a Russian audience. She was raging about the incompetence which Putin's...
  • Race to bring food to liberated areas as fleeing Russians leave locals to starveLife on the frontline: Occupiers reported to kill livestock as they retreat to leave local populations in hunger

    10/01/2022 11:02:16 PM PDT · by · 57 replies ^ | 10-1-2022 | Valerie Browne,
    Jack Ross is a British volunteer aid worker helping to deliver supplies to the Ukrainian front line. He returned to Ukraine from his UK home as soon as news broke of the Ukrainian army's successful Kharkiv offensive. "My role in going over there early is to make sure that recently liberated people have enough food to survive," said Jack, explaining his initial plan was to return in November before the counter-offensive changed everything. He added: "We saw after the Russians stopped occupying places like Bucha, Irpin and Chernihiv they literally killed every living being in sight… Just to deprive the...
  • Ukraine war: Russia withdraws troops from Lyman, strategic town in region Putin annexed

    10/01/2022 8:43:40 AM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2022 | Caitlin McFall
    Russia suffered another setback during Ukraine's counteroffensive, confirming it withdrew troops from the eastern town of Lyman, within the newly annexed Donetsk region. Ukraine’s armed forces on Saturday said they had "liberated" five settlements in the Donetsk region and encircled thousands of Russian soldiers. "Due to the risk to be encircled, the allied forces were withdrawn from Krasny Liman to more advantageous frontiers," Russia's Ministry of Defense said Saturday. "The Russian troops in the area of Lyman are encircled. Yampil, Novoselivka, Shandryholove, Drobysheve, and Stavky settlements are liberated. Stabilization measures are being conducted there," Serhii Cherevatyi, Speaker of the Eastern...
  • Why Russia will lose this war?

    09/30/2022 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 78 replies
    Kamil Galeev via Twitter ^ | February 27, 2022 | Kamil Galeev
    Why Russia will lose this war? Much of the "realist" discourse is about accepting Putin's victory, cuz it's *guaranteed*. But how do we know it is? I'll argue that analysts 1) overrate Russian army 2) underrate Ukrainian one 3) misunderstand Russian strategy & political goals🧵 Consider a timely paper on Russian army by Bismarck Analysis. It's good & informative. It's correct on its land-based and artillery-centric character. It's also correct that Minister of Defence Serdyukov greatly increased army's efficiency in 2007-2012. But it's still misleading Yes, Minister Serdyukov indeed reformed the army. He increased its efficiency, fought with corrupt and...
  • Vladimir Putin: “We are witnessing Satanism”

    09/30/2022 7:10:04 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 159 replies
    Twitter ^ | TRT World Now
    Russian President Putin:- We're witnessing sheer satanism in West - Do we want our children to be offered operations on sex changes? It's unacceptable! - Our future is different. We're fighting for a great, historic Russia… Vladimir Putin: “We are witnessing Satanism”
  • Putin says U.S. created nuclear PRECEDENT by bombing Japan and vows to 'smash' the 'satanic' West: Rants that America is STILL occupying Germany,

    09/30/2022 8:13:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 187 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 30 September 2022 | KATELYN CARALLE
    'Anglo-Saxons' blew up Nord Stream and warns he'll use 'all forces' to defend annexed Ukraine regions Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a scathing speech toward the West Claimed U.S. set 'precedent' using nuclear weapons against Japan during WWII Remarks were announcing and signing papers making his annexation of four Ukrainian regions official: Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk Fears of nuclear war have grown since Putin said he was 'not bluffing' Russia is prepared to use nuclear weapons to defend its territory The outlandish claims in the speech included insisting the U.S. is occupying Germany and Korea Also ranted about 'sex...
  • New Russian conscripts from mass mobilisation being sent straight to frontline, Ukraine says

    09/26/2022 5:44:55 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 26, 2022 | Peter Beaumont
    Ukraine’s Armed Forces general staff has claimed some Russian conscripts from the Kremlin’s mass mobilisation are being sent directly to the frontlines in Ukraine without training. Amid warnings from the UK’s Ministry of Defence and other experts that many of those conscripted were likely to get little meaningful training – and faced the risk of “high rates of attrition” when deployed – men recently mobilised by pro-Russian occupation officials in Ukraine were also being readied for the frontline. Those included newly drafted personnel in Crimea as well as conscripts in the Luhansk region who have received draft summonses in recent...
  • Putin was 'pushed' into Ukraine war - Berlusconi

    09/25/2022 6:21:29 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/23/22 | MSM
    Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has defended Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, saying Russia's leader was "pushed" into the conflict."The war in Ukraine is the tip of the iceberg of a conflict aimed at reshaping the world order," she said earlier this month. "So we have to fight this battle."