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  • Classical Music Cudgel Torments the Homeless

    01/25/2023 2:16:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 122 replies
    Liberty Nation News ^ | January 21, 2023 8:59 am | Sarah Cowgill
    Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has discovered that homeless people don’t like opera and classical music blaring in their ears as they beg for money, do drugs, or harass the locals. The practice launched in Canada and then San Francisco and several beach locales in Florida followed suit. Now, it’s a mainstream solution for business owners struggling to cope in certain neighborhoods. The immediate problem is that a whole lot of customers who buy Twinkies, lottery tickets, and slushies don’t much like that style of music either. Therein lies the rub. “Studies have shown that the classical music is annoying. Opera...
  • Justin Bieber Cashes Out at 28, Sells Entire Song Catalog for $200 Mil, Raises Questions About Recording and Touring Future

    01/25/2023 5:55:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Show Biz ^ | 01/24/23 | Roger Friedman
    Justin Bieber has sold all his peaches. The 28 year old pop star becomes the youngest of all music performers to sell the entire rights to his songs. The buyer is Hipgnosis, the very hot firm that has bought out catalogs of much older stars for more money and with more material. Universal Music Group will own Bieber’s master recordings. But all the songs like “Peaches” and “”Love Yourself” will be owned by Hipgnosis, including parts of songs he wrote with other people. The price is $200 million, which after taxes and paying all the lawyers involved, and maintaining Bieber’s...
  • Mary Tyler Moore: A Beautiful Woman Who Helped Reinvent What Television Can Be And Stood Up For Moms

    01/24/2023 9:01:52 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 24 replies ^ | 25th January, 2023, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    In 2009 Mary Tyler Moore said she was a fan of Charles Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly. For me she is a great Indigenous Woman of the Anglosphere. A woman who loved, understood and helped develop the culture she was born into. She was an icon for the feminist movement but rejected Gloria Steinem's attempts to get her support. She described herself as a libertarian centrist. She believed in freedom and in women focusing on being moms. Her production company MTM facilitated Steve Bochco in getting the creative freedom for his team's acting filming and writing talent to revolutionise television through...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Roe vs. Wade At 50, The "Conservative Side" Of The "World Order", Greta Thunberg's "Arrest" Never Happened, Idaho Powers Still After Ammon Bundy

    01/22/2023 1:56:40 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/21/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    If George Santos Is A Liar And A Crook Why Does He Have To Leave Congress He Fits In Just Fine? This week Steven Crowder who has been associated with Glenn Beck and The Blaze coming out not attacking people but making his case for uncensored content on Big Conservative Media Platforms... And to follow up on that historically media newcomers and I think of Cable TV network folks like Ted Turner back in the 1970's and 80's they had to deal with money and banks and financial power... Abortion Starts Well Before The Abortion... If Rush Limbaugh Had Lived...
  • "The Kid" A Classic Movie About Male Care For An Orphan - Like The Wisdom Of Melania Trump Today

    01/20/2023 8:00:54 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies
    "The Kid" was released 102 years ago on January 21. It is the story of an economically marginalised man who raises and loves an abandoned baby boy through his earliest years. Modern feminism demonises the caring nature of most men and marginalises mums. The Trump family doesn't do that. As Melania has said, "We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children ....." God Bless Her And Her Family
  • Bike week in Daytona in March 2023

    01/16/2023 11:24:46 AM PST · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1/16/23 | Mr.K
    I just bought a new Harley. It is so beautiful. I love it so much. I am thinking of going to Bike Week in Daytona in March, driving in the AM from Orlando. Anyone even been there before? Anyone going again this year? Was it cancelled last year and/or the year before?
  • Mel Brooks, 96, Shows He's Back Skewering Sacred Cows in New 'History of the World, Part II' Trailer

    01/14/2023 8:25:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/14/2023 | Becca Lower
    Mel Brooks might be one of the funniest people who’s ever lived. And at 96 years old, the writer/actor/director/producer has a long track record of knowing how to create top-notch comedic parodies that skewer the sacred cows in our culture and helping us laugh at them–and ourselves. I’ll admit, when I see certain celebrities’ names trending on the Twitters, I dread that it’s for … well, you know. But luckily, there isn’t sad news about the comedy legend.One of Brooks’ comedy triumphs, along with “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “Spaceballs,” is 1981’s “History of the World, Part I.” Not only...
  • Lisa Marie Presley, Daughter of Elvis and Priscilla, Dead at 54: 'The Most Strong and Loving Woman'

    01/12/2023 5:51:47 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 52 replies
    People ^ | January 12th, 2023 | Jack Irvin
    Lisa Marie Presley, singer-songwriter and daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, has died. She was 54. "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," Priscilla confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE Thursday evening. "She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment."
  • Sean Lennon discusses his views on 'woke-ism'

    01/11/2023 9:15:35 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 10th, 2023 | Sean Ono Lennon
    Seán Ono Lennon @seanonolennon Is it possible that humans are genetically predisposed towards religion? It seems like traditional religiosity has simply been replaced by the ‘woke’ world view. Basically an ideology that requires ‘faith’ to make any sense and you are attacked for questioning. 4:11 PM · Jan 10, 2023 And I think it is beyond tribalism, it is about believing unbelievable things. That’s the element I’m talking about. It requires faith and crumbles under real scrutiny. Nietzsche is laughing in ‘heaven.’
  • Rod Stewart Turns 78 Today

    01/10/2023 6:47:46 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 10th, 2023 | 70s Daily Dose
    70s Daily Dose @70sDailyDose Happy 78th birthday to Rod Stewart, who was born on this day in 1945. #RodStewart
  • The 7 Best Bluegrass Jamming Towns in America

    01/06/2023 9:29:35 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    Rosewood & Hog ^ | 1-7-22 | Erick Rolfsen
    Are you a bluegrass picker looking to make a move? Or maybe you and your instrument are just in the mood for a long summer road trip. Whatever your reason, we understand the draw of a town where it’s easy to find people to pick with. Nothing builds your bluegrass chops faster than regular opportunities to play with others, and there aren’t many better ways to make friends in a new home, either. With that in mind, here are what we consider the best bluegrass jamming towns in America: Asheville NC Boulder CO Mountain View AK Washington DC Nashville TN...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Joe Biden Already Went Nuclear, Where Was Kari Lake On December 15th?, "The United States Really Owns Canada", Happy New Year

    12/31/2022 10:55:09 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/31/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Will someone go 'nuclear" in 2023 I think Joe Biden already did in two successive elections (2020 and 2022) using the FBI to censor his political opponents and to think in 2020 Biden wasn't even the Resident of the White House yet?... Well guess what there's a new government in Israel and Welcome Back to Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister the theme... Predictions for 2023 well I see some coming out of Russia... Where was Kari Lake on December 15th? She was in the room with President Donald J. Trump and others... Blast From The Past-50 Years Ago Anne Murray...
  • Studios Ignore Henry Cavill at Their Own Peril

    12/28/2022 3:56:00 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 28 dec 2022 | Brandon Morse
    From time to time, focus points within the culture pop up that give you a picture of the public mind. At this time, a single actor has become that focal point, and studios would do well to pay attention to what’s happening to him. You might have heard his name recently. Henry Cavill is like many leading men. He’s handsome and talented, and anything he appears in automatically attracts viewers. However, unlike most leading men, his fanbase consists of both typical and atypical elements for someone like him. While he does have the love of moviegoers, women, and the respect...
  • Tory Lanez convicted in Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting

    12/23/2022 5:25:59 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | December 23rd, 2022 | Andrew Dalton
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a courtroom that quickly turned chaotic after a trial that seethed with tension both cultural and personal, a Los Angeles jury on Friday found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of three felonies in the 2020 shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion, which left her wounded with bullet fragments in her feet and could send him to prison for more than 20 years. Lanez, who was put in handcuffs and led to jail while wearing a powder pink coat with matching pants, showed no visible reaction as the verdict was read. But moments later after the...

    12/22/2022 11:33:51 AM PST · by Enterprise · 17 replies ^ | 12/22/22 | Erica Carlin
    The FBI has obtained Pegasus spyware from the Israeli company NSO Group, which allows the agency to take complete control of a person’s phone without their knowledge. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has demanded answers from the FBI about how often it uses this invasive tool to hack Americans and whether the agency has gotten authorization from the courts to do so.“The American people have a right to know the scale of the FBI’s hacking activities and the rules that govern the use of this controversial surveillance technique,” Wyden said in a letter Tuesday to FBI Director Chris Wray.In particular, Wyden...
  • Looking back at the elections, how did I not realize how perfect "1921" was for Biden's election?

    12/20/2022 8:44:04 AM PST · by dangus · 18 replies
    2022-12-20 | Dangus
    It never even mentions NINETEEN twenty-one, as opposed to 2021. I think this must've been secretly the Biden campaign's theme song. If you don't recognize it, it's from The Who's rock-opera, "Tommy." It's how Tommy, the "Pinball Wizard" ended up rendered psychologically "blind, deaf and dumb.": Got a feeling '21 is going to be a good year Especially if you and me see it in together So you think '21 is going to be a good year? It could be good for me and her but not for you, no never! I had no reason to be over optimistic but...
  • Ukraine Calls for Boycott of ‘The Nutcracker’ and Other Russian Works

    12/20/2022 7:08:57 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 35 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 14th, 2022 | Ella Feldman
    Critics argue that connecting Russia’s culture with its current leadership is counterproductiveUkraine is calling on its Western allies to temporarily boycott Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer behind Christmas classic The Nutcracker, and other Russian works. In an opinion piece published in the Guardian last week, Ukraine’s culture minister, Oleksandr Tkachenko, wrote that the Kremlin is using Russian culture as a “tool and even a weapon,” wielding it to “justify their terrible war.” “We’re not talking about canceling Tchaikovsky, but rather about pausing performances of his works until Russia ceases its bloody invasion,” Tkachenko wrote. “Ukrainian cultural venues have already done this...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Drive-By Media Priorities, The Liberal Party Of Canada A Criminal Enterprise

    12/17/2022 11:31:28 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/17/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Heck I've seen a lot in my lifetime been in the room with the "Men of Faith" of course the biggest hypocrite the biggest ego in the room my own! I am not 'the Lord' but His Birth is celebrated this time of year... The Drive-Bys Seem To Have Three Priorities Among Many That I Identify... The Harvard-Harris Poll released yesterday shows Donald Trump at 48 percent support to Ron DeSantis at 25 percent support... "Instead of chasing child sex predators or terrorists, the FBI has agents---lots of them---analyzing and mass-flagging social media posts. Not as part of any criminal...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: What A Difference Five Years Makes, The Ron DeSantis Update, Is The Whole World Following The "Jonestown Example"?, Championed By Feminists Forced Into Abortions Some Died

    12/10/2022 11:20:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/10/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Material from this blog regularly reposted to "Free Republic" and this quarter's fundraising for FR continues... Well five years ago President Donald Trump did the Sword Dance with the Saudis but the Man of the Hour this week in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is Xi Jinping President of China.. Xi calling for oil to be purchased in Chinese currency instead of the US dollar... We have these Twitter Files but needless to say the FBI collusion with Big Tech carries on. They are in bed censoring with Facebook and Google-You Tube etc. etc.... The Higher Power has a "Top...
  • Celine Dion reveals incurable neurological disorder diagnosis in emotional video

    12/08/2022 1:16:08 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8th, 2022 | Caroline Thayer
    'My Heart Will Go On' singer Celine Dion says she is postponing some tour dates due to health diagnosisFighting back tears, singer Celine Dion shared in a video to fans she has been diagnosed with an incurable neurological disorder. Speaking out on Instagram, the 54-year-old Canadian native said, "As you know, I've always been an open book. And I wasn't ready to say anything before — but I'm ready now. I've been dealing with problems with my health for a long time. And it's been really difficult for me to face these challenges and talk about everything that I've been...