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  • Ry Cooder Concert Disappoints (Politics, Jesus and Trayvon!)

    08/19/2018 8:36:22 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 3 replies
    Concert Comments - Vanity ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 | Myself
    "Cooder returned for a mournful slide workout during Woody Guthrie’s “Vigilante Man.” The solo excursion included spine-tingling harmonics that surprised even the player himself. “Yeah,” Cooder exclaimed in delight as his fingers found their mark. “That’s hard to do,” he said. “It’s nice when you get it, and a mess when you don’t.” Cooder augmented Guthrie’s lyrics with a verse for Trayvon Martin in remembrance of the youth and others cut down due to misplaced fear and abuse of power."
  • An Ancient Egyptian Sphinx Statue Has Been Discovered By Accident

    08/19/2018 8:05:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    IFL Science ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Katy Evans
    Work on the Al-Kabbash Road project, linking the temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak – which date back to around 1400 BCE, when Luxor was known as the ancient city of Thebes – is due to be finished later this year. However, the discovery of the statue has brought a temporary stop as the statue cannot currently be moved. Not very much is known about it yet, and photos are limited. According to the Director General of Antiquities at Luxor, Dr Mohamed Abdel Aziz, speaking to news site Youm, the workers found a statue of a “lion’s body with a human head”,...
  • PM Rowley sorry for ‘sari skit’ (Trinidad and Tobago)

    08/19/2018 7:29:46 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Trinidad Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Joel Julien
    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night unreservedly apologised to the Hindu community for a skit performed at the People’s National Movement (PNM) family day, saying the skit was disrespectful to that religion but it was done out of ignorance and not malicious intent. Rowley gave the apology during a PNM political meeting held at the Malabar Community Centre last night. “Tonight, on behalf of the People’s National Movement and all concerned, I unreservedly apologise to the Hindu community,” he said.
  • Woman riding electric scooter hit by car, killed in downtown Cleveland

    08/19/2018 7:16:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    The crash happened about 10 p.m. on East 9th Street near St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. A Chevy Cruz driven by a 19-year-old man was driving south on East 9th Street when he struck the woman on the scooter from behind. The woman was thrown from the scooter and fell onto the road, Ciaccia said. She was taken to MetroHealth, where she died. ... The 19-year-old man was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital for evaluation, but he was released and booked into county jail. He is facing an aggravated vehicular homicide charge.... Cleveland police...
  • Asia Argento, Who Accused Weinstein, Made Deal With Her Own Accuser

    08/19/2018 7:01:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Failing New York Times ^ | 8/19/2018 | Kim Severson
    The Italian actress and director Asia Argento was among the first women in the movie business to publicly accuse the producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement. Her boyfriend, the culinary television star Anthony Bourdain, eagerly joined the fight. But in the months that followed her revelations about Mr. Weinstein last October, Ms. Argento quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past...
  • Michael Cohen reportedly under investigation for $20M in bank fraud

    08/19/2018 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/2018 | Bruce Golding
    President Trump’s former personal lawyer is being investigated over more than $20 million in loans to taxi companies owned by him and his family — and could face charges within the next two weeks, according to a new report Sunday. Michael Cohen is also being probed over deals to buy the silence of women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, The New York Times reported. Federal authorities are in the final stage of their investigation and are weighing charges including bank and tax fraud and violations of campaign finance law, people familiar with the matter told the paper. Prosecutors...
  • Lock of Napoleon's hair up for auction

    08/19/2018 5:51:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 30 replies ^ | Aug 17, 2018 | James Rogers
    A host of historic artifacts, including a lock of Napoleon’s hair, will be up for auction in the U.K. on Saturday. The unusual object is in an early 19th-century composite locket frame with a lock of hair from Napoleon’s wife, Empress Josephine. “These are remarkable history,” auctioneer Andrew Aldridge of Henry Aldridge & Son told Fox News. A manuscript note accompanying the locket frame states: “The Emperor Napoleon's hair cut off after his death given to the Countess of Ranfurly by Madame La Croix housekeeper to the Empress Josephine from the time when she was Madame De Beauharnais to her...
  • Secure Email Provider Suggestions

    08/19/2018 5:13:40 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 27 replies
    I am looking to switch over a few email accounts to more secure providers. Any suggestions?
  • Plasma Scientists Created Invisible, Whooping 'Whistlers' in a Lab

    08/19/2018 5:08:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 07:10am ET | Rafi Letzter, Live Science Staff Writer |
    There's a sort of radio wave that bangs its way around Earth, knocking around electrons in the plasma fields of loose ions surrounding our planet and sending strange tones to radio detectors. It's called a "whistler." And now, scientists have observed bursts like this in more detail than ever before. Whistlers, typically created during certain lightning strikes, usually travel along Earth's magnetic-field lines. Humans first detected them more than a century ago, thanks to their ability to make a "whistling" sound (really more like a ghostly recording of laser blasts in a "Star Wars" movie) when picked up by a...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY(8/20/18)Orgulous

    08/19/2018 4:55:10 PM PDT · by left that other site · 12 replies
    Merriam Webster | 8/20/18
    WORD FOR THE DAY(8/20/18)Orgulous adjective OR-gyuh-lus Word of the Day : May 28th, 2018 Orgulous adjective OR-gyuh-lus Definition : proud Did You Know? "In Troy, there lies the scene. From Isles of Greece / The princes orgulous, their high blood chaf'd, / Have to the port of Athens sent their ships." Thus William Shakespeare begins the Trojan War tale Troilus and Cressida, employing orgulous, a colorful word first adopted in the 13th century from Anglo-French orguillus. After the Bard's day, orgulous dropped from sight for 200 years; there is no record of its use until it was rejuvenated by...
  • Fear The Walking Dead Dicussion Thread: Season 4 Epidode 10

    08/19/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 1 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 | ConjunctionJunction
    ConjunctionJunction posted this thread Friday as she would not be in town today to post her normal Fear The Walking Dead Thread. I have provided a link to her original thread posted Friday, with comments already up. I don't have a way to ping all on her list. Please click on her link above to participate in her thread for this weeks Fear The Walking Dead Thread.
  • The Economist’s 10 most liveable cities in the world: Australia and Canada Dominate 6 of 10 spots

    08/19/2018 4:36:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | 08/18/2018
    America just isn’t that liveable compared to the rest of the world it seems.The annual global “liveability” ranking of cities saw the top 10 spots mostly split between Australia, Canada and Japan, according to CNBC. No American city made the top 20.The ranking is put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit and includes 140 cities in a process which considers healthcare, culture, infrastructure, crime and conflict, and education among others as factors in scoring. The highest-ranked American city was Honolulu at 23. Here’s a look at which cities made the top 10. [CNBC]—Erin Hudson1. Vienna, Austria (Credit: Pixabay) 2. Melbourne,...
  • Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

    08/19/2018 4:28:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    New Republic ^ | June 2017 | Kathryn Joyce
    Over the past five years, in fact, it has become increasingly clear—even to some conservative Christians—that fundamentalist churches face a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse and institutional denial that could ultimately involve more victims than the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church. In 2012, an investigation at Bob Jones University, known as the “fortress of fundamentalism,” revealed that the school had systematically covered up allegations of sexual assault and counseled victims to forgive their attackers. Sovereign Grace, a network of “neo-Calvinist” churches, has been facing multiple allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse. In 2014, a New Republic investigation found...
  • World’s Oldest Solid Cheese Found in 3,200-Year-Old Jar in Egypt

    08/19/2018 3:48:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 37 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Ptahmes was Mayor of Memphis and high-ranking official under the Pharaohs Sethi I and Ramses II (1290-1213 BC) of the XIX dynasty. His tomb is located in the south of the Causeway of the Pharaoh Unas which yields a number of tombs dated to the New Kingdom. It was rediscovered in 2010 after a part of it was revealed in 1885 and lost under the sands at the end of the 19th century. During the 2013/2014 excavation season, Cairo University archeologists found broken jars at the site. One jar contained a solidified whitish mass, as well as canvas fabric that...
  • Exclusive: Aaron Hernandez’s suicide notes revealed

    08/19/2018 3:29:37 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies ^ | 08/19/2018 | Raquel
    When attorney Jose Baez first met Aaron Hernandez in 2016, the former NFL star was already serving life in prison. The then-26-year-old had been arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd, an acquaintance, in 2013, after three seasons with the New England Patriots. Now, he needed a lawyer for another indictment, involving an earlier double-homicide. Baez took the case, and grew close with the athlete. He helped Hernandez win an acquittal on April 14, 2017, but days later, on April 19, the 27-year-old hanged himself in his cell. A brain scan revealed that the former tight-end had suffered severe brain...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8/19 7-11pm est

    08/19/2018 2:39:45 PM PDT · by Vision · 8 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/19/18 | Freak SJW Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would

    08/19/2018 2:39:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Netflix ^ | August 18, 2018 | Mariella Moon
    If you're browsing Netflix for a new show to watch, don't bother looking for reviews on the platform to see if a title is worth your time. The streaming service is done purging user reviews -- a decade's worth of comments praising and excoriating shows, all gone. Under the question "How do I post reviews on Netflix?," the service's Help Center now says: "Netflix customers were able to leave reviews on until mid-2018, when reviews were removed due to declining use. To learn how Netflix suggests TV shows and movies we think you'll love, visit our Ratings & Recommendations...
  • Alternative Start-Ups Cut Off from Financial Services in Overnight Political Purge by Stripe

    08/19/2018 2:05:03 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies ^ | MEGAN FOX JUNE 18, 2018
    Two alternative crowdfunding sites and one YouTube alternative start-up were effectively shuttered over the weekend by Stripe, a payment processing company. Freestartr, a free speech answer to Patreon, where conservatives like Laura Southern have been discriminated against; Bitchute, a YouTube alternative that grew to popularity after YouTube deleted or demonetized conservative channels; and MakerSupport, a fundraising platform also in competition with Patreon, were all affected. All of these platforms are very clear about staying neutral and allowing all speech on their platforms regardless of politics. The MakerSupport website reads, "MakerSupport is a platform for creators, by creators. Finally, crowdfunding is...
  • WTF is with Brennen and his security clearance?

    08/19/2018 2:04:26 PM PDT · by Scooter100 · 65 replies
    I don't understand this Brennen security clearance thing.
  • Why Leftists Routinely Murder Diversity (And Millions Of People Along The Way)

    08/19/2018 1:39:12 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 5 replies ^ | By FireBreathingChristian - August 10, 2018
    Why Leftists Routinely Murder Diversity (And Millions Of People Along The Way) Why is it becoming commonplace for Leftists and anti-Christians of various sorts to openly advocate and practice acts of physical violence against those who dare not share (and have the nerve to openly oppose) their worldview? For the same basic reason that major corporations are now colluding in an attempt to de-platform those who push back against the Leftist/Statist/anti-Christian propaganda and narratives routinely pumped out by mass media and “mainstream” political leaders. Do not make the mistake of believing that this treatment is reserved for the likes of...