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  • BREAKING: Pro-Palestinian protesters have taken over the #NBC's Center lobby to disrupt President #Biden's appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers

    02/26/2024 3:33:25 PM PST · by cuz1961 · 69 replies
    x ^ | 2/26/2024 BREAKING: Pro-Palestinian protesters have taken over the #NBC's Center lobby to disrupt President #Biden's appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • "Heroin Chic": How Racism Created the Thin Ideal

    02/25/2024 12:51:07 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 25 replies
    WNYC ^ | 12/5/22 | WNYC
    A recent headline declared "bye bye booty, heroin chic is back," referring to a fashion look in the 1990s and 2000s that glorified women with ultra-thin figures. But the backlash to the headlines from people recalling how this trend harmed their relationships with food and their bodies, shows that plenty of people are not interested in going back. So what really makes a "trend" go in and out of fashion? Professor Sabrina Strings says that while we may have had a few years in which having curves was considered fashionable, the thin ideal has never truly gone "out" of style....
  • Exclusive: Navalny’s Letters from the Gulag

    02/25/2024 7:55:39 AM PST · by Twotone · 32 replies
    The Free Press ^ | February 19, 2024 | Staff
    Natan Sharansky, one of the great heroes of the twentieth century, corresponded with Alexei Navalny, one of the great heroes of the twenty-first. Navalny, through his lawyers, managed to get a Russian copy of Sharansky’s famous memoir Fear No Evil. He read it in the gulag where he was killed on February 16, 2024. We know this because he sent Sharansky two letters: one in March and one in April of 2023. Today we are honored to publish these historic letters in their original, handwritten Russian and in English. (We are grateful to Anna Lyubarskaja and Rebekah Koffler for their...
  • Sylvester Stallone latest to leave California for Florida

    02/23/2024 10:08:40 PM PST · by libh8er · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2.22.2024 | Jenny Goldsberry
    Actor Sylvester Stallone will be moving to Florida after decades of living in California with his wife, Jennifer Flavin Stallone. The pair made the announcement during the second season premiere of their reality television program The Family Stallone on Wednesday. After 25 years of marriage and three daughters, the Stallones nearly divorced in 2022 but have since reconciled and continued living together after their daughters all moved out. “It’s an empty nest. I need to change it up,” Jennifer Flavin Stallone, 55, explained during the episode. “We have a lot of roots in California, so it’s not an easy transition...
  • Moment Tucker Carlson jumps to Putin’s defense AGAIN as he attacks theory Russian despot had dissident Alexei Navalny killed

    02/21/2024 2:38:07 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 151 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/2024 | Paul Farrell
    Tucker Carlson once again leaped to the defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin and claimed that anyone who thinks the brutal strongman was responsible for the untimely death of his main political opponent Alexie Navalny 'are idiots.' Carlson, 54, was speaking with fellow former Fox News host Glenn Beck on the latter's BlazeTV network when he made his remarks. 'Navalny’s death during the Munich Security Conference, in the midst of disputes about aid to Ukraine, is definitely not beneficial for Russia. People who say Putin killed him are idiots,' Carlson said. -snip- Speaking about having been asked to comment about...
  • Russia puts Estonia prime minister on wanted list for destroying Soviet monuments

    02/20/2024 11:01:33 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 Feb 2024 | By Filipp Lebedev and Andrius Sytas
    MOSCOW/VILNIUS, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Russian police have put Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Lithuania's culture minister, and members of the previous Latvian parliament on a wanted list for destroying Soviet-era monuments, according to the Russian interior ministry's database. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Kallas was wanted for the "desecration of historical memory". Russian state agency TASS said the Baltic officials were accused of "destroying monuments to Soviet soldiers", acts that are punishable by a five-year prison term under the Russian criminal code. *snip* The Baltic governments regard the monuments as propaganda tools constructed by their former imperial overlords. "The...
  • ‘Putin is a murderer’: Protesters smear red paint on Russian Embassy gate in London

    02/16/2024 3:02:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 February 2024
    Hundreds of people protested outside the Russian Embassy in London on Friday night, carrying placards accusing Vladimir Putin of murdering Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader. A brass sign by the entrance gate to the embassy in Kensington was covered in red paint and handprints by demonstrators, while a shrine to Navalny, who died in a penal colony in Siberia on Friday, was set up on the opposite side of the road. Placards on display declared: “Putin is a murderer” and “Kremlin kills”, while protestors chanted: “Putin is not Russia”, “Glory to Ukraine” and “Stop Putin, stop the war” in a...
  • Russian Prosecutors Warn Citizens Against Mass Rally in Moscow After Navalny's Death

    02/16/2024 10:50:10 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 43 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/16/2024 | Reuters
    The Russian prosecutor's office has warned Russians against participating in a mass protest in the centre of Moscow after the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. -snip- According to videos and photos on social networks, people in other Russian cities were paying their respects to Navalny after news of his death spread.
  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison

    02/16/2024 3:40:16 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/16/2024 | Yuliya Talmazan
    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died in prison, the country's state media reported Friday, ending a yearslong fight against corruption and the Kremlin that saw him survive several poisoning attempts. He was 48.
  • Alexey Navalny appeared healthy and smiling in court a day before his sudden death, video shows

    02/16/2024 7:45:50 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 32 replies
    Business Insider MSN ^ | 2/16/2024 | Mikhaila Friel
    Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny appeared healthy and in good spirits during a court appearance just one day before his sudden death in prison, according to a video. In footage by Russian news outlet SOTA and shared by Reuters, Navalny is seen cracking jokes with a judge in what is believed to be his last court hearing before his death. -snip- He began his career as an anti-corruption blogger before carving his own path as an independent politician who was outspoken against Putin and organized protests against the Kremlin. In August 2020, Navalny collapsed on a flight from Siberia. Medical...
  • Tucker Carlson turns on Putin after Alexei Navalny's death in jail: 'It's horrifying, barbaric and awful - no decent person would defend it'

    02/16/2024 7:53:47 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/16/2024 | Shawn Cohen
    Tucker Carlson has turned on Vladimir Putin in the wake of the shocking death of Alexei Navalny, just days after releasing a softball interview with the Russian president and a series of 'tourism board style' videos about the country's clean train stations and cheap groceries. In an exclusive statement to, Carlson said: 'It's horrifying what happened to Navalny. 'The whole thing is barbaric and awful. No decent person would defend it.' It remains unclear whether the former Fox News host is still in Moscow.
  • Put the beer down, Travis - it's not IF Taylor dumps you... but WHEN: After the coach bashing, drunken disorder and tone-deaf post-shooting selfies, MAUREEN CALLAHAN says image-obsessed Swift will now shake off brand Kelce

    02/15/2024 1:55:04 PM PST · by RummyChick · 88 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2/15/2024 | callahan
    Did she know he was trouble? America, brace for impact: It looks like the romance of the century (wink wink) may already be over. The once-sparkling future of our prom king and queen, the football star and the head cheerleader, has almost certainly been dashed by one very public rage explosion, drunken disorder, and a spectacularly insensitive decision to party hard after a mass shooting at his Super Bowl parade. Mere hours after 22 fans were shot — nine children among them, a young mother dead — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce thought it was a great idea...
  • Putin Complains About Lack of Piercing Questions From Tucker Carlson

    02/14/2024 5:42:55 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 49 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/14/2024 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was surprised by a lack of sharp questions from U.S. television host Tucker Carlson in an interview that made headlines around the world last week. Putin told a Russian TV interviewer, Pavel Zarubin, that he had wanted Carlson to behave more aggressively, which would have given him the right to reply just as pointedly. "To be honest, I thought that he would behave aggressively and ask so-called sharp questions. I was not just prepared for this, I wanted it, because it would give me the opportunity to respond in the same way," Putin said...
  • Guardian: The tight end the right turned against: why Travis Kelce is the man for Taylor Swift

    02/11/2024 11:04:56 PM PST · by RandFan · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb 12 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    Like the singer, the Chiefs football player is at the top of his field, while his support of BLM and vaccines align with her progressive politics... Kelce has used a handful of occasions since then to show his willingness to take stands, even if it means placing himself in the crosshairs of the US’s political right. Just weeks after American conservatives mounted a boycott against Bud Light because it published an advertisement featuring transgender social media influencer, Dylan Mulvaney, Kelce agreed to appear in a commercial for the beer maker. Meanwhile, the Cleveland, Ohio, native has also advocated for Americans...
  • Why Don’t Rock Bands Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Anymore?

    02/09/2024 5:09:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | February 7, 2024 | Nick DeRiso
    Usher's performance during this week's Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas extends the NFL's streak of halftime shows without a headlining rock act to 14. Chiefs starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes was still a freshman in high school when the Who concluded their set with "Won't Get Fooled Again" in 2010 at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. He's now attempting to claim his third Super Bowl crown, and there hasn't been a top-billed rock act since. Ironically, rock basically ruled halftime celebrations as the 21st century dawned. Aerosmith kicked things off in 2001 in Tampa for Super Bowl XXXV. U2 took...
  • Catturd on Sen. Mitch McConnell

    02/05/2024 8:57:34 AM PST · by RandFan · 40 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 5 | catturd
    @catturd2 Mitch McConnell is an old demented POS who can barely talk. Instead of retiring in his 80s, he’s going to try to destroy our country until the bitter end.
  • Why Russia is So Desperate to Capture Avdiivka

    02/04/2024 10:18:18 PM PST · by · 145 replies ^ | 2-5-2024 | The Icarus Project@UNITED24media
    Russian forces are pushing hard to take the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka. But why? In this video, we do a deep analysis on Russia's staggering losses, including infantry, tanks, and heavy equipment. We talk about why Russia wants the city so badly, what Vladimir Putin's stake in it is, and how it all connects back to Russia's invasion of Crimea and the War in the Donbas.
  • Russian Media Hypes Tucker Carlson Visit: 'Americans Are in Shock'

    02/04/2024 5:03:29 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 139 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/4/2024 | Thomas Kika
    Hosts on Russian state-run television recently hyped up the news that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson was spotted visiting Moscow. -snip- On Sunday, Julia Davis, founder of the Russian Media Monitor watchdog group, shared a clip to X from a recent broadcast of Solovyov Live in which the hosts discussed Carlson's appearance in Russia and mocked Americans in response to it. "Americans are in shock. What is happening?" one of the hosts asked. "How did one of the best-known American journalists, Tucker Carlson, suddenly end up in Russia somehow and even went to the Bolshoi Theater to see the...
  • Tucker Carlson Being Spotted in Moscow Sparks Frenzied Speculation

    02/04/2024 7:36:24 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 206 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/4/2024 | Ellie Cook
    The reported appearance of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson in the Russian capital has sparked intense speculation over the purpose of the conservative media personality's visit to Moscow. Carlson arrived in Moscow on February 1, and was spotted attending the Bolshoi Theater in the capital, according to Russian outlet Mash. Questions quickly swirled over why the TV anchor would have traveled to Moscow, and whether he intended to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin during the visit.
  • Russia cuts gasoline, diesel exports to offset refinery outages

    02/01/2024 9:08:08 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 11 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | 1/31/2024 | Reuters
    Russia has reduced gasoline exports to non-CIS countries to compensate for unplanned repairs at refineries, the Ministry of Energy said on Wednesday, as the country grappled with the impact of fires and drone attacks on its energy infrastructure. It said gasoline and diesel exports have been reduced in January by 37% and 23% respectively from the same month in 2023. Russia and Ukraine have targeted each other's energy infrastructure in strikes designed to disrupt supply lines and logistics and to demoralise their opponent as they seek the edge in a nearly two-year-old conflict that shows no sign of ending.