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  • Kamala Family Dox: 1976 Canada Visa app

    08/19/2020 12:29:52 PM PDT · by KamalaKancel · 89 replies
    Kamala Kancel (c/o Twitter) ^ | 8/19/1010 | KancelKamala
    Newest post, from 1976 Canadian VISA application. Mother of Kamala Harris a self-declared "Citizen of India" (in her sworn statement of the mid-1970's). From official records. Can a US "Natural Born Citizen" also be a Citizen of India (by birth)??
  • Return of the zombie cicadas: WVU team unearths manipulative qualities of fungal-infected flyers

    08/03/2020 12:36:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    WVUToday ^ | July 27, 2020 | Staff
    Cicadas infected with the parasitic fungus Massospora unknowingly engage in trickery with their fellow insects, resulting in effective disease transmission, according to West Virginia University-led research. Massospora manipulates male cicadas into flicking their wings like females – a mating invitation – which tempts unsuspecting male cicadas and infects them. It’s a recent discovery into the bizarre world of cicadas plagued by a psychedelic fungus that contains chemicals including those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms. The research, “Behavioral betrayal: How select fungal parasites enlist living insects to do their bidding,” was published in the journal PLOS Pathogens. “Essentially, the cicadas are luring...
  • Parasite Linked to Bagged Salad Infects over 600 People in 11 States

    07/26/2020 12:26:22 PM PDT · by Dacula · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2020 | AMY FURR
    A parasite linked to bagged salad mixes has sickened 641 people in 11 states, States that reported the illnesses were Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin,
  • Rare brain-eating amoeba infection reported in Florida

    07/09/2020 10:17:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 1:22 pm, July 4, 2020 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that one person in Hillsborough County has been infected with Naegleria fowleri, a water-borne microscopic single-celled amoeba that attacks the brain. The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) which destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM, according to the DOH. The DOH did not specifically say where in Hillsborough County this latest infection was reported;...
  • Michelle Obama Netflix Documentary Panned by Critics: Bland, Self-Celebratory, Paper-Thin(Photo warning!)

    05/09/2020 7:26:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 5/7/2020 | David Ng
    Becoming, the new Michelle Obama documentary on Netflix, seems like the kind of left-wing hagiography that mainstream media critics would lap up in Pavlovian fashion. Instead, the movie has fallen flat with reviewers who have called it “bland,” “self-celebratory,” and a “paper-thin” account of the former first lady. The documentary is the latest collaboration between Netflix and the Obamas, who struck a lucrative production deal with the streamer in 2018. Former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice currently sits on Netflix’s board of directors.
  • Trump Torches Parasite For Oscar Win: A Movie From South Korea?! ‘Let’s Get Gone With the Wind Back!’

    02/21/2020 8:29:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/20/2020 | By Aidan McLaughlin
    President Donald Trump attacked the 2020 film Parasite at his rally in Colorado Springs Thursday night, complaining that a foreign film won the Academy Award for Best Picture. “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump, who is president, asked at his 2020 campaign rally. “And the winner is a movie from South Korea. What was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind, can we get Gone With the...
  • Meet South Korea's Next Wave of Film Auteurs

    02/10/2020 4:08:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov '19 | Patrick Brzeski
    Parasite may be getting the awards-season love, but a vibrant new generation of filmmakers is ready to emerge from the shadow of established masters like Bong Joon Ho and Park Chan-wook... The overdue official recognition from the West has been doubly meaningful--as 2019 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the country’s first feature film, Kim Do-san’s 1919 kino-drama, The Righteous Revenge. It’s likely that Parasite’s success — the film recently raced past the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office — will come to be viewed as the culmination of the "New Korean Cinema," the renaissance of the country’s...
  • Oscars Go COMMUNIST: Winning Producer Quotes KARL MARX...And Obama Praises Her

    02/09/2020 9:07:19 PM PST · by montag813 · 60 replies
    24News ^ | 02-10-2020 | Lynn Foster
    by Lynn Foster “The Communist Manifesto” got a shoutout during the 2020 Oscars. Julia Reichert, the co-director of best documentary winner “American Factory,” which was produced by former President Barack Obama’s new film company, apparently quoted from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ infamous book during her acceptance speech on Sunday night. “Working people have it harder and harder these days — and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite,” Reichert said. The quote was a riff on the last lines of the 1848 political document, which are frequently translated from German as “Workers of the...
  • Mexican Migrants Sent Home Record $36 Billion in Remittances in 2019

    02/09/2020 10:40:02 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    ktla/AP ^ | FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | no byline
    Mexican migrants working abroad sent home a record $36 billion in remittances in 2019... It’s the highest level of remittances on record. It’s also greater than the $25 billion in income Mexico receives from foreign tourism, or the country’s $22.4 billion in annual petroleum exports. Mexico’s central bank said the average amount of each electronic transfer sent home was about $300...
  • Oscars: Korean Film, ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Picture – The Complete Winners List

    02/09/2020 8:44:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Deadline ^ | 02/09/2020 | Erik Pedersen
    Here are the winners at the 92nd annual Academy Awards that handed out Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:Best PictureParasite (Neon) A Barunson E&A Production Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, ProducersActress in a Leading RoleRenée Zellweger Judy (LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions)Actor in a Leading RoleJoaquin Phoenix Joker (Warner Bros.)DirectingParasite (Neon) Bong Joon HoOriginal Song“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman (Paramount) Music by Elton John Lyric by Bernie Taupin Original ScoreJoker (Warner Bros.) Hildur GuðnadóttirInternational FeatureParasite A Barunson E&A Production South KoreaMakeup and HairstylingBombshell (Lionsgate) Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker Visual Effects1917 (Universal/Amblin...
  • Oscars 2020: Britain's '1917' and South Korea's 'Parasite' vie for best picture at the Academy Awards

    02/09/2020 12:43:59 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies ^ | Feb 2020 | Brian Truitt
    Is "1917" a wartime shoo-in for best picture, or might "Parasite" make some Oscar history Sunday night? The 92nd annual Academy Awards brings to a close yet another awards season, one in which the main acting categories are led by performers who've run roughshod over their competition. But the race for best picture is somewhat more up in the air. Sam Mendes' World War I thriller "1917" is the closest to a favorite, having won important Golden Globe, Producers Guild and Directors Guild awards. But Bong Joon-ho's South Korean black comedy "Parasite," which took the best ensemble award at the...
  • FILM REVIEW: Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' Is Overrated, Implausible, Class-Struggle Nonsense

    02/06/2020 1:08:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/06/2020 | John Tamny
    In the years after World War II, Korea’s economy was in tragic shape. In 1948, the country’s per capita income of $86 put it on par with Sudan. Disastrous policies led to hyperinflation, snail-paced growth forced mothers to make choices about children along the lines of Sophie’s, plus literacy rates in the country were among the lowest in the world. Analyzing the situation, one U.S. official concluded that “Korea can never attain a high standard of living.” The reason, he observed, was that “there are virtually no Koreans with the technical training and experience required to take advantage of Korea’s...
  • An Oscar for Parasite? The global rise of South Korean film

    01/31/2020 11:35:55 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The Conversation ^ | Jan 2020 | Agata Lulkowska
    The international success of Parasite, the black comedy thriller by Bong Joon-ho, has been rather spectacular. It started with a slew of early season awards, including the prestigious Palme d'Or (by unanimous vote) at Cannes. It has now won Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at the Golden Globes, multiple nominations at the Baftas, and six Oscar nominations, including in some of the most distinguished categories (film, director and screen play). If it wins an Oscar, it would be the first Korean film to do so and a testament to the rising popularity and success of the Korean film industry...
  • Leaked Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign rider calls for candidate's hotel room to be FREEZING and for staff to 'stock up' on honey packets for his tea if available - as well as check for 'leaky faucets or slow flushing toilets'

    01/17/2020 3:41:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/20 | Matthew Wright
    Senator Bernie Sanders likes his hotel rooms cold and does not like slow flushing toilets, according to a leaked tour rider from his 2020 presidential campaign. Referred to as the 'Senator Comfort Memo,' the document offers specific arrangements that need to be met for Sanders' hotels, food, drink, family and staff. Marked 'confidential: for campaign staff use only, not for circulation,' the two-page memo is dated April 10, 2019 and was first reported by the Smoking Gun Wednesday. **SNIP** Sanders requests that rooms have a down comforter or at least one extra blanket and also asks that they come stocked...
  • 'I’m a Freegan – I Get Food From Bins, Foraging or my Garden'

    01/14/2020 7:04:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Abby Young-Powell
    Green activist John Cossham, 52, on how he earns very little so he can live a low-carbon lifestyleName: John Cossham Age: 52 Income: £10,000 Occupation: Entertainer and ecology educator I’m an enthusiastic green activist and I earn very little so I can live a low-carbon lifestyle. That’s the way I like it; I don’t want much money, because people who earn a lot have a high carbon footprint. This green lifestyle saves my family about £10,000 a year on utilities, food and travel compared to the average family of four. But that’s not the reason I do it. I’m proud...
  • Bernie Sanders (interview with New York Times editorial board)

    01/13/2020 2:35:00 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2020
    ... Kathleen Kingsbury: Quite a few things. Can you walk us through what the first 100 days will look like, though? [...] Sanders: It’s going to be a busy hundred days. In fact, I’ve made enough promises that I think I’m going to be up all night on my first day. I’m going to go to bed at five in the morning. I think the most important point aside from the legislation, which I’ll get into, is to convince the American people that in fact we can have a government that represents working people and not just the 1 percent....
  • Movie Review: South Korean suspense ‘Parasite’ named Best Film by DC critics

    12/30/2019 3:54:51 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    WTOP DC ^ | Dec 2019 | Jason Fraley
    When Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” became the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it was the worthy culmination of a stellar career. The South Korean master has rattled off gem after gem with a modern monster movie of “Jaws” meets “Godzilla” in “The Host” (2006), a sci-fi social commentary about class divides on an action-packed speeding train in “Snowpiercer” (2013), and a young girl’s adventure to save her beastly friend from a multinational corporation in “Okja” (2017). This week, his latest and arguably greatest work “Parasite” finally received the overdue American affirmation it...
  • Taylor Swift Says Soros Family Funded Deal to Buy Her Music

    12/13/2019 12:31:21 PM PST · by Drew68 · 70 replies
    Pop superstar Taylor Swift slammed music industry manager Scooter Braun on Thursday after he reportedly bought the rights to her music with what she claims was funding from the family of left-wing billionaire George Soros. Swift made the remarks during her acceptance speech for Billboard’s Woman of the Decade award Thursday evening, calling out the “unregulated world of private equity coming in and buying our music as if it’s real estate — as if it’s an app or a shoe line.”Braun, 38, recently purchased the independent record label Big Machine and the master rights to Taylor’s first six albums, which...
  • Einhorn bets on major currency 'death spiral'

    10/19/2009 11:30:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 1,593+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Oct. 19, 2009, 1:26 p.m. EDT | Alistair Barr, MarketWatch
    Major institutions should be broken up if necessary, Greenlight manager says NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Greenlight Capital manager David Einhorn said Monday that his hedge-fund firm is betting on the possibility of a major currency collapse and a surge in interest rates, citing ballooning government deficits in some of the world's most developed countries.The hedge-fund manager, who warned about Lehman Brothers' frailty before it collapsed last year, also said financial institutions that are deemed as "too big to fail," such as Citigroup Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!c/quotes/nls/c (C 4.57, -0.02, -0.38%) , should be broken up. ReutersDavid Einhorn of Greenlight Capital. Greenlight has...
  • Italian Leader Blocks Migrant Ships from docking: 'Italy is Not a Refugee Camp'

    08/04/2019 2:48:17 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 15 replies
    NN ^ | 08-04-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Italian populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has blocked migrant ships from docking in Italy as his government cracks down on mass-migration into the country.Salvini declared that ships will only be approved for docking if all of the occupants onboard have been relocated elsewhere in Europe first.Italy's leader was responding to an incident where a group of migrants was picked up by an Italian fishing boat named the Accursio Giarrantano, according to an Il Giornale report.