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  • The Death Of Stalin - Opens March 9th - Must See

    03/06/2018 11:50:33 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 5 replies
    Entertainment One UK ^ | 0306 | DJL3668
    I have been waiting for this movie for over a year. It was held up here in the states because of distribution but will finally open this weekend. Looks amazingly funny. Just wanted to give everybody here a head's up. Also, where can I see or get a copy of Paper Heads? Czech documentary 1995 about communist rule from the 50's to 89. Ty
  • USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

    03/06/2018 6:11:05 AM PST · by George - the Other · 58 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 6, 2018 | BBC News
    The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was found 3km (2 miles) underwater in the Coral Sea, about 800km off Australia's east coast. The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea, fought with Japan from 4-8 May 1942. More than 200 crew members died in the fighting. The US Navy confirmed the ship had been discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
  • Box Office: Bruce Willis' "Death Wish" Earns a Promising $13M

    03/06/2018 3:59:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 58 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 4, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    The other wide release this weekend is MGM’s Death Wish remake. The film was already delayed from Thanksgiving after the Vegas mass shooting and was lucky to not get delayed again after the latest mass-casualty school shooting just two weeks ago. [D]irected by Eli Roth and starring Bruce Willis, the film earned brutal pre-release reviews even outside of the cultural/political considerations. Fair or not, it's going to be a long time before it's the "right" time for a movie like Death Wish, especially one that doesn't update its politics or its demographics beyond an angry white guy shooting bad guys...
  • 911 calls confirm strange workplace hazard at Apple

    03/05/2018 10:32:28 AM PST · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/5/2018 | By Newser Editors | Newser
    Last month, reports emerged about a strange workplace hazard at Apple's sleek new headquarters in Cupertino. It seems that people keep walking head first into the glass walls at Apple Park. Now the San Francisco Chronicle confirms the news via 911 calls on three separate incidents in early January. Some highlights: First call: "We had an individual who ran into a glass wall pane and they hit their head. They have a small cut on their head and they are bleeding, slightly disoriented." Second call: "So we had an employee, he was on campus and he walked into a glass...
  • Mixed Signals: Analyzing Elections Since Trump Won Presidency

    03/05/2018 8:30:40 AM PST · by Az Joe · 20 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 01/25/2018 | Geoffery Skelly
    Key points in analyzing elections This past Tuesday marked the 75th time a Democrat and a Republican faced off in a special election for a state or federal office since President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. The result in District 35 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a solidly Democratic seat in the Pittsburgh area won easily by a Democrat, did not tell us much on its own. Yet taken as a whole, the 75 special elections and the regular elections in New Jersey and Virginia in November 2017 may offer some clues as to how the political environment...
  • Infowars’ Alex Jones accused of sexual harassment, racism and anti-Semitism: report

    03/04/2018 8:33:00 PM PST · by TBP · 58 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 1, 2018 | JESSICA CHIA
    Two former employees filed complaints against Infowars founder Alex Jones alleging he made racist and anti-Semitic comments, groomed them for sex and groped a female staffer. Rob Jacobson, who worked as a video editor for Infowars for 13 years, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming Jones frequently singled out his Jewish background and referred to him as a “beefcake” over the course of four years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Mail. Ashley Beckford filed another EEOC complaint alleging she was subject to harassment, racial slurs and a “hostile, sexually offensive work environment.” The African...
  • Life, Liberty & Levin March 4, 2018

    03/04/2018 7:21:09 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 71 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Amazing interview with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes. Mind boggling. There shoudl be at least 10 people in jail by now.
  • Hand Grenades and Gang Violence Rattle Sweden’s Middle Class

    03/04/2018 5:08:59 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2018 | ELLEN BARRY and CHRISTINA ANDERSON
    STOCKHOLM — In the Stockholm suburb of Varby Gard, it was not unusual to see the figure of a 63-year-old man pedaling a bicycle home after the end of his shift as an aide for disabled adults, hunched against the icy wind of a Swedish winter. Daniel Cuevas Zuniga had just finished a night shift on a Sunday last month, and was cycling home with his wife, when he spotted a spherical object lying on the ground, stopped and reached down to take it in his hand. It was an M-75 hand grenade. Manufactured in great numbers for the Yugoslav...
  • David Hogg says he hung up on the White House inviting him to Trump's listening session

    03/04/2018 3:35:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 127 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/4/18 | teri Webster
    Hogg said he "hung up on the White House the other day" after he received a call to attend Trump's listening session. He called the timing of the invitation "very offensive considering the fact that there were funerals the next day, there was mourning we still had to do." "I ended on this message with them. I said, 'We don't need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation,'" Hogg said. Hogg also criticized the Florida legislature for not discussing an assault weapons ban, but instead...
  • Avalanche strikes crowded Mammoth Mountain: 'Essentially, the top of the mountain came loose'

    03/03/2018 11:27:34 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 03 March 2018 | Louis Sahagun, Harriet Ryan and Andrea Castillo
    An avalanche at Mammoth Mountain early Saturday forced the closure of the popular ski area and triggered search and rescue efforts, officials said. There were no reports of serious injuries or missing people, but emergency crews were activated, officials said.{snip} "Shortly before the slide, that area was very crowded," Maynard said. "Essentially, the top of the mountain came loose in a major avalanche."{snip} "We hiked about 15 minutes to the parking lot, where local emergency mayhem had broken out," Williams said. "There were people trying to get out any way they could; some were waiting for buses, others were sharing...
  • Canadian convicted of terrorism in U.S. asks for 2nd chance (pull out your hanky)

    03/03/2018 5:02:50 PM PST · by jerod · 12 replies
    A Canadian who was convicted of plotting a terror attack targeting Times Square and the subway system in New York City is asking a judge for a second chance ahead of a sentencing hearing in April. In a 24-page handwritten submission before his sentencing, Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy said frustration with how the West treated Islam turned him toward extremism. The 20-year-old, a Mississauga, Ont., resident, described anger at the U.S. and its allies for "disrupting our life (sic) and murdering our civilians with reckless airstrikes ...," writing later that it was appropriate to use similar methods back. He wrote he was...
  • iPhone users quietly find ‘Easter’ back on their calendars

    03/03/2018 10:58:08 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Listesite News ^ | Feburary 28th, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Easter has “appeared just as quickly as it disappeared” on Apple’s iPhone after widespread complaints from users. As LifeSiteNews reported last week, Apple Inc. removed Good Friday and Easter from its default “US Holidays” calendar app for iPhones... ...Apple sent a response letter signed by “Phil.” “We are sorry that you do not have Easter marked as a holiday on your Calendar. An update is planned for this week that will fix it,” the letter read.
  • The Red Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration And The Agenda To Erase America

    03/03/2018 8:26:17 AM PST · by Az Joe · 23 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 07/15/2015 | James Simpson
    As more Americans lose sleep with worry about the next Islamic terrorist attack on America, whether from a “lone wolf” or organized Jihadist cells, we may be missing the most certain source of danger: the rise of Muslim migration through federal immigration policy including our refugee and asylum programs and other US immigration channels. America is being undermined by a tidal wave of immigration. Federal agencies collaborate with multinational entities and a universe of liberal organizations to bring in people from all over the world, while these so-called “Volunteer Agencies” (VOLAGs) are remunerated handsomely on taxpayer dollars. Every year, the...
  • Enemies Of The People (Excellent read)

    03/03/2018 7:12:31 AM PST · by Az Joe · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 03/02/2018 | Rob Dreher
    Last night I watched “Paper Heads,” a 1995 documentary about Communism in what was then Czechoslovakia. It mixed propaganda films from the regime with testimony from people who had been tortured in communist prisons, or whose relatives had been abused in some way by the state. It was a crude but very powerful film. All that talk about brotherhood and shared prosperity and justice concealed cruelty, injustice, and murder of those who stood between the Party and Paradise. The most chilling part of the film, at least to me, were the clips of the 1950s show trials. The rhetoric from...
  • Ex-CIA Chief: Trump ‘Unstable, Inept, Inexperienced, And Also Unethical’

    03/02/2018 8:52:35 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/18 | ohn Bowden
    Former CIA chief John Brennan on Friday predicted "rough waters ahead," particularly on international issues, because President Trump is "unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical." In an interview with MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," Brennan told host Nicole Wallace that the president was "ill prepared" to take on the duties of commander-in-chief, particularly growing military aggression from Russia and North Korea. "It is no secret to anybody that Donald Trump was very ill prepared and unexperienced in terms of dealing with matters that a head of state needs to deal with, head of government, and I think this is now coming...
  • In pictures: US gun-blessing ceremony

    03/02/2018 5:42:47 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | February 28, 2018
    Hundreds of World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church members get their guns blessed in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of couples packed a World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church in Pennsylvania to bless their weapons on Wednesday The church believes the gun is the "rod of iron" cited in the Book of Revelation A woman wears a crown of bullets in the ceremony in the rural Pocono Mountains Guns were blessed with holy water during the event, scheduled before 17 people were shot dead in a Florida school The church believes the Florida shooting could have been avoided had teachers been armed Guns...
  • 13 Russians and 63 million Trump voters indicted

    03/02/2018 6:09:07 AM PST · by maddog55 · 6 replies
    Peoples Cube ^ | 2/18/2018, 11:08 am | Kommissar Chernobylski
    Mueller charges 13 Russian nationals, formerly known as Trump fans, and 63 million Americans, for meddling in US elections by voting for the wrong candidate. The Justice Department announced the indictment of 13 "Russian nationals," aka Trump fans who've been observed consuming Russian dressing, for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Intelligence estimates show there are tens of millions of Trump fans associated with Russian aims to get Donald Trump elected. Some of these people speak Russian, and other soon-to-be-extinct white men and women still insist on voting. DOJ refers to Trump voters henceforth as Russian nationals, spies, intelligence agents,...
  • There’s something states can do about gun violence: ‘Red-flag’ laws

    03/02/2018 6:04:37 AM PST · by Az Joe · 34 replies
    Was Piss ^ | 03/01/2018 | Leftist Editorial Board
    Five states — California, Connecticut, Indiana, Washington and Oregon — have enacted “red-flag” laws that empower relatives and close friends, as well as law enforcement officers, to ask judges to issue “gun violence restraining orders.”
  • 'Hot coil challenge' newest, dangerous fad (like Tide Pods were not bad enough)

    It's dangerous and downright dumb. Social media’s latest online challenge is heating up in what’s being called The Hot Coil Challenge. Those foolish enough to participate press their bare skin to the red hot coils on a stovetop, suffering severe burns as a result. And then, of course, they post the proof to YouTube. “I hope that my kids are smart enough to know that that’s not a great choice. Even if someone dared them I would hope that they would choose not to do that,” mom Jennifer Harding said.
  • Alyssa Milano Leads Charge for Boycott of Amazon, Apple, and FedEx over NRA

    03/01/2018 6:59:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Earlier the Charmed star tweeted to Amazon’s official Twitter handle: “Do you want to be known as a Pro-NRA company!? Because If you don’t cancel NRA TV, that’s exactly what you run the risk of becoming.” Milano’s calls come after Marjory Stone High School student David Hogg called for his Twitter followers to boycott Amazon and FedEx entirely. The high school senior has also said he will not return to school until gun-control legislation is passed. Boycott skeptics have noted that calling on Amazon and Apple’s streaming services to stop carrying NRA TV content amounts to censorship. Amazon has stayed...