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  • With house prices this high, boomers may want to become renters

    07/08/2023 8:36:09 AM PDT · by millenial4freedom · 73 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 07/08/2023 | Brett Arrends
    If you’re a retiree and you’re trying to square the circle of rising costs, longer lifespans, more expensive medical care and turbulent markets, don’t be afraid to run the numbers on your biggest investment. That would be your home — if you own it. U.S. house prices are now so high that it is almost impossible for seniors not to ask themselves the obvious question: “Should we cash in, invest the money, and rent?” Right now the average U.S. house price is nearly $360,000. That’s about a third higher than just a few years ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
  • Politics FBI and DHS warn of increased threats to law enforcement and government officials after Mar-a-Lago search

    08/14/2022 7:58:34 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 14, 2022 / 12:56 PM | Nicole Sganga
    Politics FBI and DHS warn of increased threats to law enforcement and government officials after Mar-a-Lago search By Nicole Sganga August 14, 2022 / 12:56 PM / CBS News Federal authorities are warning of an increase in threats to law enforcement officials following the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. The threats, which are "occurring primarily online and across multiple platforms, including social media sites, web forums, video sharing platforms, and image boards," were identified by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the days following the FBI's authorized seizure of 11 sets of classified...
  • 70s Foods That Are Weirdly Making A Comeback

    05/12/2022 12:55:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 119 replies
    Mashed ^ | 6/17/21 | Mashed
    When it comes to food, not every hot new trend ends up being a good idea — just crack open some old cookbooks and see how many savory Jell-O molds and mayonnaise salads you'd want to dine on today
  • Foods From The 1960s That Are Weirdly Making A Comeback

    05/12/2022 12:02:36 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 65 replies
    Mashed ^ | 9/28/21 | Mashed
    With an increased focus on novelty and convenience cooking, the 1960s were a time of truly odd food. Some concoctions of the era, such as 7-Up basted ham, the tuna-berry sandwich and ham-banana rolls, have been pretty much relegated to that time. But some of the other food trends of the 1960s have had some real staying power.
  • Some Divorces are More Diversionary Than Sad

    “The Microsoft founder told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his split with Melinda was a “very sad milestone,” and a source of “personal sadness.”
  • Tony Bobulinski’s statement in full ...

    10/22/2020 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Lions Gate · 17 replies
    Here is Tony Bobulinski’s statement in full: My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine. This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs...
  • An American Dream under the Constitution in Crisis

    02/23/2020 5:23:56 AM PST · by Jumper · 12 replies
    self | 2-23-2020 | jumper
    Why are we seeing in every State and Primary a Crisis of Competency concerning the voting primary season… and the previous presidential elections? There is a growing concern throughout the Nation that we are lapsing into an irreversible third world status of competency.
  • Donald and Melania Trump hand out candy for White House's traditional Halloween celebration

    10/28/2019 4:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2019 | Emily Goodin and Nikki Schwab
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump handed out commemorative Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House Monday night. The president and first lady opted not to dress in costume - with POTUS in a navy suit and FLOTUS in a belted coat with an autumn-colored patchwork design - but they seemed delighted by some of their guests' outfit choices. Early on, a child in an inflatable dinosaur suit got a point of approval from the president. Trump patted a little boy, dressed as a mini U.S. Marine, on the cheek. A different Marine came through and saluted Melania...
  • Why Trump helped open a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas

    10/18/2019 12:03:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2019 | Ellen Cranley
    President Donald Trump appeared alongside one of his allies in the luxury world to help open a Louis Vuitton (LV) workshop in rural Texas. The opening marked the first luxury brand to seemingly align itself with the controversial president, though LV leaders at the appearance wouldn't claim any formal association with Trump. Bernard Arnault, the CEO of Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH, is a French billionaire who is the third richest person in the world and has had business interests wrapped up with Trump's presidency before. Though the legendary French company has workshops in California, Trump has touted the Texas...
  • Why Is Louis Vuitton Opening a Workshop in Texas?

    10/17/2019 7:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | October 14, 2019 | Sarah Spellings
    Next week, Donald Trump will go to the small town of Keene, Texas, and cut the ribbon on a brand-new, 100,000-square-foot Louis Vuitton workshop called the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch. It’s an unlikely location for the Parisian house to open a workshop, for sure. The president will tour the workshop and give a speech about job creation, a White House official confirmed with the Fort Worth Star Telegram. LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault and more than 150 Louis Vuitton employees will join Trump, Ivanka and Jared Kushner, and former Texas governor Rick Perry at the ribbon cutting. Why did Louis Vuitton...
  • Barack Obama Is Still Dressing More Presidential Than The Current President

    09/30/2019 3:31:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Esquire ^ | September 30, 2019 | Murray Clark
    44's wardrobe passes the litmus test for a third term Heads were scratched when George W. Bush rode to a second term in 2004. Despite Iraq, and despite having the linguistic capability of a GCSE creative writing class, the 43rd president clung onto another four years. That's because, allegedly, he was the man most voters would prefer to have a beer with: 57 percent of them according to a Zogby/Williams poll in the autumn of that year. And though his time in the White House is up, Barack Obama is still dressing the part of post-office beer buddy, too. At...
  • Fashion magazines have become ‘handbooks for the resistance’ and it’s ruining their credibility

    09/28/2019 6:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 28, 2019 | Bethany Mandel
    When Eve, a 15-year-old from Maryland saw Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2016, she immediately took a liking to her. Admiring how poised she was while addressing the audience, Eve started an Instagram account dedicated to the famous first daughter called “AlwaysIvanka.” The account caught fire instantly, and in the days after Trump became president, it gained more than 10,000 followers, including the first daughter herself. Over the course of the next six months, Eve noticed how little coverage First Lady Melania Trump was garnering for her work in the White House. So she...
  • Donald and Melania Trump have a genuine love

    09/22/2019 7:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 22, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    There’s a lot said about Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage, most of it insulting and cruel. People who hate the president can’t believe anyone could love him. At best, they regard his wife with pity, as the prisoner of a loveless marriage. “Inside the Trump marriage: Melanie’s burden,” “The Sad Truth,” “Dark Secrets” are typical headlines. “#SaveMelania” memes trended online as Vanity Fair fantasized she would divorce her husband and become a feminist icon. Yet those who attended the state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Friday tell a very different story. They say the affection between the first...
  • The Fashion Industry Has a Plus-Size Problem. These Women Want to Fix It

    09/04/2019 12:49:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Glamour ^ | August 26, 2019 | Lindsay Schallon
    “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It’s advice we’ve all likely heard at some point throughout our careers. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve written it in the pages of a magazine at least once in the near decade I’ve worked in fashion. The thinking goes as follows: If you want your bosses to see you as someone who can take on more authority, you need to act that way. Part of that demonstration is in how you present yourself. For thin women, it’s good advice. I can still recall the outfits I wore to...
  • Melania Trump fury: FLOTUS defended after 'troublesome' comparison to Michelle Obama

    09/03/2019 12:11:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Express ^ | September 3, 2019 | Wesley Hudson
    Miranda Devine lashed out after claiming a new book praises Michelle and directs “thinly veiled criticism” at Melania. The book, ’Melania & Michelle: First Ladies in a New Era’, was deemed “troublesome” by the journalist after author Tammy R. Vigil explained Melania’s “difficulties” with the fact she “followed a popular and competent first lady”. Writing in a New York Post column, Ms Devine described the book as “a mere bipartisan assessment of the public images of both women”. Ms Devine claimed Melania had not committed “the same errors of arrogant overreach” like other First Ladies before her. She added: “Melania...
  • In praise of Melania Trump, the first lady treated terribly by the media

    09/01/2019 8:11:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 1, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    A new book comparing Melania Trump and Michelle Obama has brought out predictable slaps against the current first lady from bullies who seek to attack the president through his family. Pitting two women against each other just never gets old, does it? “Melania & Michelle: First Ladies in a New Era,” by Tammy R. Vigil, is presented as a mere bipartisan assessment of the public images of both women. But it thinly veils its criticism of one and its admiration of the other. No prizes for guessing who’s who. Vigil, a Boston academic, notes that Melania “ranks among the least...
  • Melania Trump under attack as FLOTUS forced to fight against 'biased' liberal elite

    08/29/2019 2:27:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Express ^ | August 29, 2019 | Alessandra Scotto di Santolo
    MELANIA TRUMP has often come under brutal attack from the "biased" art world in the US, especially when it comes to her fashion - something that is inevitably counterproductive for the elevation of art itself, claimed US commentator Jadan Horyn. Speaking to, the US political and cultural commentator claimed Melania Trump has been unfairly treated by the art and fashion world in America as many designers have steered away from collaborating with the First Lady. Mr Horyn claimed the decision of some designers or magazines editors such as Marc Jacobs and Vogue's Editor in Chief Anna Wintour to boycott...
  • Melania Trump arrives in France wearing tie-dye (and denim!) dress

    08/24/2019 1:08:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Today ^ | August 24, 2019 | Alexander Kacala
    Bonjour, FLOTUS! Melania Trump arrived Saturday in France wearing one of her brightest ensembles yet. The first lady — disembarking from Air Force One in the city of Biarritz with President Donald Trump for the G7 summit, where he'll convene with world leaders — looked radiant in a tie-dye midi dress from Calvin Klein. The canary yellow smock, priced at $530.16 according to Net-a-Porter, is made from denim and features white and pink scalloped patterns that resemble flowers, blossoming at the right shoulder and the opposite hip. Melania completed her look with oversized sunglasses and bright pink stiletto heels, which...
  • Happy Birthday, Melania Trump!

    04/26/2019 7:22:53 AM PDT · by Celerity · 23 replies
    Sent from my phone this morning, so I'm short on speeches. But happy birthday to Melania!
  • Tiffany Trump turned heads with white State of the Union dress

    02/05/2019 10:13:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 5, 2019 | Chris Perez
    Republicans were clutching their pearls on Monday night after President Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, showed up to the State of the Union address in a fitted white dress — with many considering it a show of solidarity with female Democrats and women from the suffrage movement. The move was mostly done by female lawmakers on the left, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but women from both sides of the aisle had been asked to participate. Tiffany was the only female member of the Trump family who wear white. “Welcome to the resistance,” joked one Twitter user...