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  • Jackson Browne's "The Load Out & Stay" for Star Trek's Deep Space 9

    01/03/2018 11:14:43 AM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    What's fun with music videos is to take a song that tells a particular story - like Jackson's putting up and breaking down the stage during his music tours - and set the song in a completely different context, where it tells a completely different story. That's why I call these Literary Music Videos.
  • Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

    01/03/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | January 3, 2018 | MICHAEL WOLFF
    On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign headquarters had remained a listless place. All that seemed to distinguish it from a corporate back office were a few posters with right-wing slogans. Conway, the campaign’s manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election — of this she was sure — but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That...
  • The Administration is Serious About Cutting Aid to the Palestinians

    01/03/2018 11:10:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 3, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Tuesday afternoon and shortly after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley officially announced U.S. foreign aid cuts to Pakistan over terrorism sponsorship, President Trump called out the Palestinians for walking away from peace talks. In doing so, he threatened to withhold financial aid.  It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018 ...peace treaty...
  • Trump Slump? 2017 Second Biggest Year Ever For Gun Sales

    01/03/2018 10:53:20 AM PST · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 01/03/18 | ohn Boch
    The FBI has released the final numbers for 2017 gun sales. While 2016’s sales record of 27 million still stands, last year’s 25,235,215 comes in second by a mere eight percent. While the mainstream media claimed a steep decline in firearm sales, those fake news reports proved nothing more than wishful thinking. From the Washington Post (where Democracy dies in darkness): BOSSIER CITY, La. — Sales of guns and ammunition in the United States have dropped precipitously since Election Day, according to FBI statistics, trade groups, gun shop owners and corporate reports, what many say is the result of electing...
  • Word For The Day: SACERDOTAL

    01/03/2018 10:46:26 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    MIRIAM-WEBSTER | 1/3/18
    Word For The Day, In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". SACERDOTAL [sass ur DOH tel] hear it pronounced adjective Definition 1 : of or relating to priests or a priesthood : priestly 2 : of, relating to, or suggesting religious belief emphasizing the powers of priests as essential mediators between God and humankind
  • Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up.....

    01/03/2018 10:44:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | by PAM KEY
    FULL TITLE: Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up So His Stupid Sons Don’t Have to Go to Jail’ Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about nuclear buttons and North Korea, co-host Joy Behar said Trump was worried about FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and therefore he would “blow the whole world up so his stupid sons don’t have to go to jail.” (see tweet at link) Joy Behar said, “Trump needs to be medicated and hospitalized at this point, or he is just going to kill...
  • This is total Fake News and taken out of context, don’t believe the liberal propaganda Machine!

    01/03/2018 10:42:22 AM PST · by Steve Van Doorn · 110 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9:38 AM - 3 Jan 2018 | Steven Bannon
    This is total Fake News and taken out of context, don’t believe the liberal propaganda Machine! #MAGA The bottom of his twitter is the CNN report. "Bannon: 2016 Trump Tower Meeting was ‘treasonous’"
  • Third World Conditions’: UK’s Socialised Health Service Forced to Cancel Non-Emergency Operations

    01/03/2018 10:39:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Around 55,000 planned procedures are expected to be axed in a desperate attempt to free up beds, the Evening Standard reports. One senior doctor claimed that patients are being treated in “third world” conditions in some hospitals. Other NHS trusts have abandoned basic rules that state that men and women should be kept on separate wards and some patients are facing a 12-hour wait to receive Accident and Emergency care as hospitals run out of space. The emergency has been preceded by a growing flu crisis, and as of Tuesday, 12 NHS trusts covering millions of people have said they...
  • FBI Knew The ‘Bleach Bit’ Computer Guy Lied In Hillary Clinton Email Testimony, Gave Him Immunity

    01/03/2018 10:37:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2018 | John Sexton
    The Hill published a story today based on leaks from a recent House Judiciary Committee meeting where FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed elements of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republicans on the committee say McCabe outlined some irregularities that suggest the outcome of the investigation was rigged in Clinton’s favor. Among the new findings is that an unnamed tech specialist who used Bleach Bit to wipe Clinton’s server after a congressional subpoena was issued admitted lying to the FBI [emphasis added]: A computer technician who deleted Clinton emails from her server in March 2015 after a congressional subpoena...
  • Trump: Bannon has 'lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:35:13 AM PST · by CaptainK · 64 replies ^ | 1/3/2018 | Jordan Fabian
    In a blistering statement issued by the White House, Trump said Bannon has "lost his mind." "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said in a statement. "Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books." "Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make...
  • Never Back Down

    01/03/2018 10:32:15 AM PST · by Noumenon · 8 replies
    Two Steps From Hell's album "Battlecry" ^ | May 28, 2015 | Thomas Bergersen
    Never Back Down Masterful. Epic. An appropriate theme for 2018, don't you think?
  • Trump disavows Steve Bannon: 'He not only lost his job, he lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:30:12 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 319 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 JAN 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump distanced himself from his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, contending that "he not only lost his job" but also "lost his mind" when he left the White House. On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming Michael Wolff book showed that Bannon called a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Universal Basic Income – Insanity or Rational?

    01/03/2018 10:29:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 01/03/2018 | Martin Armstrong
    QUESTION: What is your opinion of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg idea of universal income? ANSWER: The idea of free money being touted by Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg only demonstrates that they know nothing about humanity or economics. They see universal free money as a cushion for workers whose jobs might be replaced by automation or robots. They argue that free money could provide workers with the flexibility to retrain for a new career, pursue creative interests, or start their own business.If we are talking about a temporary benefit during a retraining period, then that is an entirely different...
  • Why Was He Named Jesus and Not Emmanuel?

    01/03/2018 10:28:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 170 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-02-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was He Named Jesus and Not Emmanuel? Msgr. Charles Pope • January 2, 2018 • Yesterday we continued our meditation on the Eighth Day of Christmas by pondering the meaning of the Lord’s circumcision, which occurred on that day. In today’s post we consider another thing that took place on the same day: The name “Jesus” was announced and ascribed to Him.Was this really the best name for Him? Why did the angel say that He should be called Jesus? Was He not referred to by other names (e.g., Emmanuel) in the Old Testament? What is the significance...
  • Unhinged, Part 1: The GOP's Fiscal Madness

    01/03/2018 10:19:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 01/03/2018 | David Stockman
    The watchword for 2018 is: UNHINGED!That refers to Wall Street, Washington, the Dems and the GOP, and all the far and near corners of the planet which are implicated in their collective follies.The latter begins with the fact that Imperial Washington has become so dysfunctional that the most powerful government on earth can't seem to keep its doors open for more than a few weeks at a time.The next continuing resolution (CR) deadline is January 19 and the route thereto resembles nothing less than kick-the-can-alley. It's strewn with $100 billion of unfunded disaster aid, defense and nondefense sequester caps...
  • This Theologian Has An Answer To Atheists’ Claims That Evil Disproves God

    01/03/2018 10:09:34 AM PST · by Heartlander · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2018 | John Sweeney
    This Theologian Has An Answer To Atheists’ Claims That Evil Disproves GodTaken at face value, the problem of evil appears to be a devastatingly convincing argument against the existence of the Christian God. Many atheists today argue that the existence of suffering is powerful evidence against the all-good, all-powerful God of Christianity. Many philosophers, both Christian and atheist alike, believe the “problem of evil” to be the most persuasive argument in favor of atheism.Dr. Peter Kreeft, a prolific author and professor of philosophy at Boston College, states in “Making Sense Out Of Suffering” that “the most powerful argument for atheism...
  • Regions to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

    01/03/2018 10:06:46 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Regions Financial Corp. today announced it will increase its hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour by year's end, just one move in what it says is a series of targeted, long-term investments in response to last month's rewrite of the nation's tax laws. That includes an increase in spending on capital spending and a contribution to the company's charitable foundation to benefit communities. In a statement, Regions said the initiatives were made "in anticipation of the savings it will recognize as a result of federal tax reform intended to support economic growth." "We understand that the growth of our...
  • Contrast thread: Box office popularity of the Best Picture winners of the 1950's.

    01/03/2018 10:00:22 AM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    1950: "All About Eve" #2 1951: "An American in Paris" #6 1952: "The Greatest Show on Earth" #1 1953: "From Here to Eternity" #1 1954: "On the Waterfront" #14 1955: "Marty" #37 1956: "Around the World in 80 Days" #2 1957: "The Bridge on the River Kwai" #1 1958: "Gigi" #5 1959: "Ben-Hur" #1 8 of out 10 in the top 10, and 4 #1 hits. Bit of a difference compared to today's films!
  • Man's obituary blames Cleveland Browns winless season as cause of death

    01/03/2018 9:57:25 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    WYMT ^ | January 01, 2018 | WYMT
    The obituary published in the Sandusky Register says Paul Stark, of Huron, died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief illness "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns." The football team was 1-15 last season and 0-15 this year ahead of Sunday's finale at Pittsburgh. Even so, Stark's obituary included a nugget of the optimism voiced by some long-suffering fans. It says the 80-year-old Mansfield native "passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner."
  • Trump Tells New York, New Jersey to Pay for Their Own Damn Rail Project

    It's rare for a president to pull funding from a sweetheart transportation project. But on the final Friday of 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was backing away from an Obama-era plan to lavish billions in federal aid on the Hudson Tunnel project. Billed as "the nation's most urgent major infrastructure project" by its proponents, the venture envisions a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River along with repairs to an existing rail tunnel damaged by Hurricane Sandy. All of this would mostly serve to increase rail transit service within the New York City metro area. Given the huge...