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  • Bernie Sanders Mittens Bobblehead, Stickers and Other Merch You Can Buy (Capitalism baybee!)

    01/27/2021 1:51:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 1/21/21 | Seren Morris
    President Joe Biden was inaugurated yesterday, but another former presidential candidate got the internet talking: Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator had everyone talking about his outfit, specifically his mittens. **SNIP** While Bernie fans may be disappointed that his mittens are not for sale, they should know that they can get the next best thing: Bernie Sanders mittens merch. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has created a Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day bobblehead, which is available to preorder for $25 now, and is expected to ship in May 2021. As well as the Bernie bobblehead, the National Bobblehead Hall...
  • Mr. Jones: Movie Depicts When The New York Times Helped Stalin Cancel 10 Million

    01/26/2021 9:28:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | BRYAN PRESTON
    You’ve probably never heard of Gareth Jones. You’ve certainly heard of the writer he inspired, and the classic dystopian novel that writer created. You were forced to read it, or at least the Cliff’s Notes, in high school. But shorn of its context, that novel lacks the full punch it could deliver. Mr. Jones (2019), starring Peter Sarsgaard and James Norton, directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland and written by Andrea Chalupa, provides that context in a must-see film. Mr. Jones is powerfully relevant today, even more than when it premiered in 2019. You have undoubtedly heard of “cancel culture,”...
  • Thomas Sowell EDUCATES Joe Biden (1987 flashback)

    01/26/2021 7:57:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/26/20 | Thomas Sowell
    In this video, Thomas Sowell schools Joe Biden on Affirmative action.
  • The Story of Donald J. Trump (VIDEO 24 MINUTES)

    01/26/2021 4:24:39 PM PST · by bitt · 15 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2021 3.8K 20 SHARE SAVE | Ryan Fournier
    Hated by the Left. Despised by the media. This is the real story behind the man himself, Donald J. Trump.
  • Anger over failure to pay compensation for violin “seized by Nazis”

    01/26/2021 3:35:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The current holders of a valuable violin are under growing pressure to pay compensation to the heirs of its Jewish former owner, whose family music shop was seized by the Nazis. The rare instrument, built in 1706 by the celebrated Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri, is worth approximately 150,000 euros, or around £133,200. But if it was repaired to its full glory, experts say it would be with at least $1 million. It came into Felix Hildesheimer’s possession in 1938. The music shop owner took over his father’s business in 1898 and bought the rare instrument from a Stuttgart-based music dealer...
  • IDIOTS GUIDE for "Fossil Fuel(s)"

    01/26/2021 2:01:19 PM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 18 replies
    Stanwooddave | 01/26/2021 | Stanwooddave
    IDIOTS GUIDE for "Fossil Fuel(s)" 1.) Fossil Fuel(s) come from decaying dead dinosaur's. 2.) What is the Name of the Process that ONLY allows dead dinosaur's to convert from a "mass of body tissue" (you know, the same tissue the Pro-Death / Pro Abortion speak of) to oil?
  • Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?

    01/26/2021 11:44:49 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 72 replies
    Events | 1/262021 | blueunicorn6
    Does anybody know? Have there been any stories about the shooter? It’s almost three weeks now.
  • Harper’s Weekly – January 26, 1861

    01/26/2021 6:28:13 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | January 26, 1861
  • THE NATIONAL CRISIS: Explanation of the Mission of Ex-President Tyler; THE DISUNION QUESTION; Editorial-England and a Southern Confederacy (1/26/1861)

    01/26/2021 6:22:20 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, Friday, Jan. 25. Ex-President TYLER communicated to the President to day the resolutions of the Virginia Legislature relative to a settlement of the national difficulties. Mr. TYLER intimates that Virginia could easily be satisfied, if speaking only for herself, but that her destiny is with the Cotton States, and she can only assent to such a basis of settlement as will be satisfactory to the latter. Is this really the sentiment of Virginia? Is it her mission to take care of the Southern extremists, rather than ascertain what is right and ask that? For we are entitled to suppose...
  • CNN’s Tapper Asks Swalwell About Alleged Chinese Spy: ‘Can You Clarify How Much Contact You Had?’

    01/26/2021 2:18:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/25/20 | Josh Feldman
    Congressman Eric Swalwell appeared on CNN Monday to discuss the impending impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Towards the end of the interview, Jake Tapper asked about his past contact with an alleged Chinese spy. You may remember that last month, Axios dropped a pretty stunning report about suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang (also known as Fang Fang) targeting a number of U.S. politicians, including Swalwell. At the time, Swalwell’s office told Axios, “Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person - whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six...
  • Jimmie Rodgers, Singer of 'Honeycomb' and Other Hits, Dies (Kisses Sweet Than Wine)

    01/25/2021 5:50:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2021
    The singer who recorded the hits “Honeycomb,” “Kisses Sweet Than Wine” and many other popular songs during the 1950s and 60s has diedJimmie Rodgers, singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose career in music and movies was disrupted by a severe head injury a decade later, has died at age 87. Rodgers died from kidney disease on Jan. 18 in Palm Desert, California, and had also tested positive for COVID-19, publicist Alan Eichler said Saturday, citing family. Rodgers performed for $10 a night around Nashville while stationed there with the U.S. Air Force after the...
  • There’s no one less Irish than an expat Republican

    01/25/2021 2:05:05 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 23 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 24th January 2021 | David Quinn
    We like to claim Ernesto “Che” Guevara as one of our own. Guevara was an Argentina-born guerrilla fighter who helped Fidel Castro overthrow the American-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He had an Irish ancestor, Patrick Lynch, who was born in Galway in 1715. So thrilled are we by this connection that, in 2012, a Che statue was proposed by Galway city council, and a stamp was issued here in his honour five years later. The uncomfortable reality that Guevara killed lots of people does not count against him in Ireland. Revolutionary violence has always had a certain romantic...
  • What the 2020 census will reveal about America: Stagnating growth, an aging population, and youthful diversity

    01/25/2021 12:12:19 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Brookings ^ | 01/11/21 | William H. Frey
    A FIRST-TIME DECLINE IN THE NATION’S WHITE POPULATION The most recent Census Bureau estimates by race show a small decline of 16,612 in the nation’s white population over the 2010-to-2019 period. If this trend is confirmed with the full 2020 census, the 2010-to-2020 decade would be the only decade since the first census was taken in 1790 when the white population did not grow.
  • Paleontologists Say Gigantic Dinosaur Bones Could Be From Largest Land Animal Ever To Walk The Earth

    01/25/2021 11:17:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | By Joseph Curl • Jan 25, 2021
    "It's obviously still inside the rock, so we have a few more years of digging ahead of us." Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered the fossilized remains of a 98 million-year-old titanosaur that they say may be from the largest animal ever to walk the earth. A team of researchers with Naturales y Museo, Universidad de Zaragoza, and Universidad Nacional del Comahue actually found the remains in 2012, but excavation work only began in 2015, according to paleontologist Jose Luis Carballido of the Museo Egidio Feruglio. In a new report published in the journal Cretaceous Research, the group lays out what...
  • Mercy Dogs of the Great War

    01/25/2021 9:50:07 AM PST · by Bratch · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2021 | The History Guy
    Dogs have accompanied men into war probably for most of human history, but WWI was the first war where they were used in an official and broad capacity to find the wounded. Mercy dogs, also known as casualty dogs, or ambulance dogs, served on all sides of WWI, and saved thousands of lives. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
  • Black Holes Could Get So Humongous, Astronomers Came Up With a New Size Category

    01/25/2021 8:57:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | MICHELLE STARR | 25 JANUARY 2021
    There are supermassive black holes. There are ultramassive black holes. How large can these strange objects grow? Well, there could be something even bigger than ultramassive: stupendously large black holes, according to the latest research. Such hypothetical black holes - larger than 100 billion times the mass of the Sun - have been explored in a new paper which names them SLABs, an acronym that stands for "Stupendously LArge Black holeS". "We already know that black holes exist over a vast range of masses, with a supermassive black hole of 4 million solar masses residing at the centre of our...
  • Freepers... never give in!!!!

    01/25/2021 8:34:15 AM PST · by PetroniusMaximus · 8 replies
    Winston Churchill
    "Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."—Winston Churchill
  • Hindsight: Jacques Parizeau, the Elmer Fudd of Quebec

    01/25/2021 8:24:11 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 3 replies
    In 1995, Quebec's Premiere, Jacques Parizeau, called it correctly after losing the Quebec [separatist] referendum to secede from Canada. In an interview the following day, according to Jackie-Poo, he lost because of "big money and the ethnic vote".In the strangest of twists, it was Quebec's leftist French parliamentarians who, for years, had pushed for Multiculturalism's wide-open immigration, a la Pierre Trudeau, that Euro-centric, arch-globalist and China-lover! How delightfully ironic! The massive ethnic influx that diluted the Quebec separatist vote was, in fact, all their own fault! Parizeau and the "Pur Laine" shot themselves in the face, like Elmer Fudd in...

    01/25/2021 6:06:18 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Thursday, Jan. 24. Many Northwestern Republicans are disposed to accept the greater portion of Senator DOUGLAS' last new Compromise. They will even swallow his refined and somewhat modified Popular Sovereignty. The proposition to extend the Presidential term to six years, making the President ineligible to re-election, and electing him by a direct popular vote, meets much favor. Mr. DOUGLAS will press his resolutions to a consideration by the Senate at the earliest moment, but it is exceedingly doubtful if they can be passed before the 4th of March. Another new project among Northern and Border State men is that...

    01/25/2021 2:39:33 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 59 replies
    email from friend | 1/25/2020 | unknown
    WHAT IS GASLIGHTING? The term originates in the systematic psychological manipulation of a victim by her husband in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 stage play Gas Light, and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944. In the story, the husband attempts to convince his wife and others that she is insane by manipulating small elements of their environment and insisting that she is mistaken, remembering things incorrectly, or delusional when she points out these changes. The play's title alludes to how the abusive husband slowly dims the gas lights in their home, while pretending nothing has changed, in an effort to...