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  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' album to get deluxe 50th-anniversary edition

    04/05/2017 10:23:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Randy Lewis
    The most ambitious reissue yet of an individual album from the Beatles’ catalog is coming May 26 with an expanded and newly remixed edition of the Fab Four’s 1967 pop masterpiece, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Consistently ranked by critics and fans among the most influential rock albums of all time, “Sgt. Pepper” is being reissued in multiple formats and editions, including new stereo and surround-sound audio mixes along with nearly three dozen previously unreleased recordings from the same sessions.
  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • Facing My 50th Reunion

    08/07/2015 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    My 50th high school reunion is still a month away -- time enough to lose the 10 pounds that have crept back on after a successful diet a few years back. I have a feeling all my classmates are in the same boat. Well, maybe not all. As I look through the pictures of those brave enough to post updates to their graduation photos, there are a few who have remained slim, but most are heavier and almost all grayer, except for the minority, who, like me, color their hair. I don't know that I'll make my goal, and maybe...
  • Oil dives 5 percent to six-month low under $50 on China worry (deflation?)

    08/03/2015 2:57:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Barani Krishnan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices lurched 5 percent lower on Monday to their lowest since January, taking global benchmark Brent below $50 a barrel as weak factory activity in China deepened a commodity-wide rout. Growing concerns over excess global oil supplies, heavy selling in pumped-up gasoline futures and technically driven momentum trading knocked prices to within a few dollars of the six-year lows touched at the start of this year. U.S. crude had already fallen 21 percent in July, its worst month since 2008 amid mounting evidence of an expanding global glut and a stock market collapse in China,...
  • NEW, sexually-charged interview scene from Fifty Shades Of Grey [truncated]

    02/03/2015 11:46:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2015 | Justin Enriquez
    It is one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year. Which might explain why Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been treated to a second clip from the forthcoming 'bonkbuster'. In tense, sexually-charged moments from the first story-line arc, Jamie Dornan's infamous character can be seen making his first moves on Dakota Johnson's alter ego in the fateful interview scene. Looking plain and nondescript, Johnson's Anastasia Steele can be seen getting hot and shifty in the flirtatious exchange with Christian Grey. Wearing a floral blouse with a teal-coloured cardigan, she is - at first glance - an unlikely match...
  • Nostalgic Images for your Enjoyment

    11/30/2014 11:03:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 102 replies
    IMGUR | 12/1/2014 | Dallas59
  • A Party for the Empress

    01/22/2014 6:01:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | Keith Koffler
    It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle class to taking gifts and free stuff, and diminished their work ethic. And the rulers, in their indulgence and eagerness to please the citizenry, had amassed for the empire incalculable debts that it could never...
  • Michelle Obama’s Eyebrow Re-Vitamization Secret

    01/20/2014 7:22:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-20-2014 | MOTUS
    Now that the dust has cleared from the Fab Fifty Fest we can get down to more serious matters. Specifically, eyebrows. I know there has been much interest expressed in how, exactly, Lady M revitamized her eyebrows so dramatically. Tattoos? Asian caterpillars? You may not be aware of the vast number of options available for this distressing problem. Let’s explore a few of them, shall we? First there are SmartBrows, which, seem a natural for a woman of Lady M’s educational pedigree:   Part of what makes them so “smart” is the informational brochure that comes with them, identifying exactly why...
  • 16 ways to REALLY celebrate Michelle Obama's birthday.

    01/17/2014 12:13:01 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    It's Michelle Obama's 50th birthday on Saturday, and ABC News has redefined investigative journalism by looking into 50 ways you can celebrate it.I barely want to celebrate my own birthday much less that of a public figure who I've developed a real disdain that goes beyond politics by now (I take the lavish taxpayer funded lifestyle the Obamas enjoy very personally).Instead of 50 B.S. ways to live vicariously through the MSM-styled queen of America how about 16 more realistic ways to celebrate her birthday.1. Wake up from a grueling birthday week bed-in... 2. Go on a nice, humble, workout (she's...
  • Michelle Obama at 50,a milestone nears, first lady cuts her own path, gets high marks from public

    12/27/2013 9:33:08 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 61 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 12-26-13 | Katherine Skiba
    "WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns "50 and fabulous," as she put it recently."
  • The 50 Rip-Off Charities: Give at Your Own Risk

    06/23/2013 8:27:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-17-13 | Morgan Brittany
    I always believed that giving to a good cause or helping victims of a disaster was a noble thing to do. I mean, “There but for the grace of God go I”, right? With the recent uncovering of scandals within the government, more and more investigators are digging to uncover other cases of fraud and mismanagement. Is nothing sacred anymore? A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for. 50...
  • 50 fascinating facts: Kim Jong-il and North Korea

    12/19/2011 12:09:33 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-19-11 | telegraph uk
    1 --According to his biography, he first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport.
  • the 1%

    12/07/2011 7:16:28 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 15 replies
    Washington Post | 7 Dec 2011 | Washington Post
    "The richest 1% now pays nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, up from 25% two decades ago, while the bottom 50% of Americans only play 2%, down from 6%."
  • Some politicians fear citizens with .50 caliber rifles--and that's a good thing

    11/04/2011 7:20:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 November, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Yesterday, in discussing Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer's continuation of the attempt to exploit "gunwalked" guns for more restrictive firearms regulation, we noted Feinstein's breathless hysteria regarding .50 caliber rifles: And the problem is anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50 caliber weapons, a sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico. As the Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh notes, .50 caliber rifles seem to be something of an obsession of hers: There is one thing that is always fascinating to me about Feinstein. She can't mention gun control...
  • Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit (Totally Unsustainable!)

    10/06/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 10/5/2011 | Sara Murray
    Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. (See a timeline on the...
  • Are .50 BMG upper conversions going to be reclassified as firearms?

    08/02/2011 5:37:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 August, 2011 | David Codrea
    An open letter to ATF John R. Spencer, Chief Firearms Technology Branch Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Dear Chief Spencer, For some time, I’ve been hearing rumblings from sources in the firearms industry that your branch is going to classify .50 BMG upper conversions for AR-15 rifles as firearms, a departure from the past practice established by your office of considering them parts. I have since been informed this was confirmed by your office in a telephone conversation with a national firearms publication. Because this could have such profound and far-reaching effects, not only within the firearms industry,...
  • TTAG Called It: ATF-Enabled 50 Cal Implicated in Drug Thug Chopper Shoot

    06/03/2011 2:34:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 2 June, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Back on February 11th, TTAG pointed out the insanity that was the ATF’s decision to allow 50 caliber rifles walk across the border as part of Operation Fast and Furious. “Senator Grassley recently released documents showing that one of the ATF’s stooges, the man who bought the weapons used to kill Agent Terry, purchased two .50 caliber rifles. The main, perhaps only reason Mexican drug gangs would want a .50 caliber rifle: to take out a truck. Or a helicopter. Now you could say .50 caliber rifles don’t take out armored personnel carriers or choppers, drug smugglers do. And you’d...
  • State Guns for the 50 States (and D.C.)

    02/24/2011 12:40:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Marktwain | 24 February, 2011 | Marktwain
    State Guns for the 50 States Legislation is being considered in Utah and Arizona to proclaim a State Gun for their state. The 1911 .45 is likely to be the pick for Utah, and the Colt Single Action Army the pick for Arizona. As I had some small influence in the choice for the Arizona gun, I think it appropriate that I share my choices for state guns for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. My choices are as follows: Feel free to share your expertise in picking better guns for the 50 states. Alabama: LeMat revolver Alaska:...
  • Just 50! The age a woman becomes 'invisible' to the opposite sex

    02/15/2011 2:06:35 PM PST · by tom h · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11th February 2011 | David Wilkes
    If life begins at 40, you’d better hurry up and enjoy it, ladies. For in another ten years you are likely to think all men are ignoring you. A survey has found that eight out of ten women over the age of 50 think members of the opposite sex no longer notice them. So while The Beatles famously lamented becoming over the hill ‘When I’m 64’, women in 2011 will instead be wondering: ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m... 50?’ As if that’s not bad enough, seven out of ten women also feel overlooked...
  • Dems Roll Out Dream Act No. 5

    12/02/2010 9:30:11 AM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/02/10 | Scott Wong
    Senate Democrats have introduced their fifth version of the DREAM Act this year in a bid to tackle concerns from critics and win support from a handful of moderate lawmakers from both parties. But the immigration legislation continues to draw fire from opponents and face stiff odds in the lame-duck session — and this was even before Republicans vowed Wednesday to filibuster all bills until the Senate votes to extend Bush-era tax cuts and fund the federal government. The DREAM Act would provide a path to legalization for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, if they...