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  • ‘RBG’: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Summer Box Office Avenger

    05/14/2018 3:02:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | May 14, 2018 | Rebecca Rubin
    While “Avengers: Infinity War” has dominated the box office in recent weeks, a new documentary about a different kind of hero has still managed to draw crowds. “RBG,” a look at the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the glass-ceiling shattering jurist who became a meme), secured the 10th slot at the domestic box office this weekend with $1.16 million. That’s a major feat considering that the non-fiction film, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, was showing in just 180 screens. Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media’s collaboration launched in limited release on May 4, with...
  • Appreciate Anti-Gun Demonstrations and Modern Art? There's a Pretty Dumb Exhibit in Chicago For You

    05/13/2018 6:36:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/13/2018 | Timothy Meads
    CNN highlighted a new art exhibit in Chicago that is supposed to highlight how easy it is for citizens to obtain guns such as the AR-15. Imitating the popular "bike share" concept, the anti-gun group Brady Center to Prevent Gun violence has created a piece of art titled the "Chicago Gun Share Program." It features a rack replete with fake AR-15s that could be easily "rented" via credit card as if it were a bicycle.
  • Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismay

    05/07/2018 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2018 | Lawrence Hurley
    As President Donald Trump pursues his goal of making the federal judiciary more conservative, his fellow Republicans who control the Senate are poised to confirm another batch of his picks for influential U.S. appeals courts to the dismay of some Democrats. The Senate this week is set to take up six of Trump’s nominees to the regional appeals courts, including four from states that have at least one Democratic senator. A long-standing Senate tradition that gave senators clout over judicial nominees from their home states has been fraying for years, meaning Democrats have less of a chance of blocking appointees...
  • Ex-CIA chief Michael Hayden says Netanyahu's Iran nukes announcement was 'old news'

    05/01/2018 7:34:21 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Former CIA Director Michael Hayden downplayed on Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dramatic presentation in which he accused Iran of "brazenly lying" over its nuclear ambitions. "To the best of my knowledge -- out of government, not getting the briefings -- I think this is fundamentally old news," Hayden told CNN's "New Day." On Monday, Netanyahu gave a presentation in English in which he claimed Israel has evidence that Iranian officials were "brazenly lying" when they said Iran wasn't pursuing nuclear weapons and that the Islamic Republic is keeping an "atomic archive" at a secret compound. Hayden told "New...
  • 'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

    04/26/2018 6:18:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Patrick Barkham
    The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it. We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting the polar ice caps. And very few appear to be prepared to say so.” Hillman, an 86-year-old social scientist...
  • Russian 'doomsday machine' nuke could wipe out coastal infrastructure with 300ft tsunamis

    04/24/2018 10:17:47 PM PDT · by familyop · 86 replies
    The Daily Mail (London) ^ | 24APR18 | SARA MALM
    Russia's new nuclear drone submarine could be capable of causing 300ft-high tsunamis, able to wipe out coastal cities, experts say. The existence of the drone, believed to be the Status-6 system - also known as 'Putin's doomsday machine' - was confirmed by the Russian President himself in his annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow last month. Experts say a 50 megaton underwater nuclear bomb would be able to create tsunami waves reaching more than 320ft - the 'Status-6' is allegedly able to carry a 100 megaton warhead.
  • OAN’s Pearson Sharp Refutes Mainstream Media Reports Of Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack

    04/20/2018 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Amerisraelhere · 17 replies
    One America News ^ | 04/20/2018 | Pearson Sharp
    The people of Syria are speaking out against media reports which suggest the Assad government has planted informants to deny the alleged chemical attack in Douma. One America’s Pearson Sharp is in Syria and has this exclusive report.
  • New School History Book Paints Trump as Racist and Extremist

    04/18/2018 2:44:55 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | April 17, 2018 | Alex Newman
    The new Advanced Placement U.S. History book is under fire across America for, among other scandals, portraying President Donald Trump's supporters as ignorant old racists. It also paints Trump as a racist and highlights his alleged “extremism,” without explaining what, exactly, the far-left author considers to be “extreme.” “Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti establishment rhetoric and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters – more voters than any other single Republican candidate,” claimed the author, without explaining how Trump could win...
  • Syrian Regime Accused of Carrying Out Deadly Car Bombings to Deter OPCW Probe

    04/18/2018 6:38:30 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 24 replies
    al bawaba - syndigate.info ^ | April 17th, 2018 | None listed
    At least three civilians were killed and several others wounded on Monday night when two cars expoloded in the Syrian town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, the site of a suspected chemical attack last Saturday. "Two cars exploded in Douma, which have killed three civilians and injured a number of others," local sources told al-Araby al-Jadeed The sources accused Syrian regime forces, who have now taken full control of the town, of carrying out the attack in order to delay the international investigation into the suspected use of chemical weapons by the Russian-backed Syrian regime which killed at least 49 civilians...
  • Why Hillbama Can’t Say “Radical Islamic Terrorism”: Their Syrian Policies Spawned ISIS

    06/18/2016 2:45:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 17 June 2016 | Justin Raimondo
    ... Trump responded as he usually does: by doubling down. And he did it, as he usually does, on Twitter, tweeting the following: “Media fell all over themselves criticizing what Donald Trump ‘may have insinuated about @POTUS.’ But he’s right:” The tweet included a link to this story that appeared on Breitbart: an account of a 2012 intelligence report from the Defense Intelligence Agency predicting the rise of the Islamic State in Syria – and showing how US policy deliberately ignored and even succored it. Secured by Judicial Watch thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the document says it’s...
  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL? Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones?

    04/08/2002 10:13:00 AM PDT · by H.R. Gross · 25 replies · 17+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin RaimondoAntiwar.com April 8, 2002 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL?Post-9/11: Who speaks for libertarianism – the Old Right or the Neocon Clones? A note from the author: I apologize, in advance, for the sheer length of this column, but since it addresses the sell-out of basic libertarian principles by people and institutions who purport to speak in its name, I thought it important to address these questions thoroughly, with extensive quotations from those I name. Too bad, in attacking Antiwar.com, these pathetic losers didn't do the same – but then what can one expect from craven...
  • Russia's Mind Games: Alexander Dugin and Russia's War of Ideas

    04/08/2018 3:10:23 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Spring 2015 | A. Tolstoy, E. McCaffray
    Alexander Dugin is the intellectual who has Vladimir Putin’s back in the emerging ideological conflict between Russia and the West. At home, Putin uses him to create a nationalist, anti-liberal voting bloc, while abroad Dugin is the lynchpin of numerous irregular networks of anti-liberal political resistance and sabotage. No individual better represents the tactics of the current Russian regime. Since the late 1990s, Dugin has organized his views into a geostrategic ideology and a complex political metaphysics known respectively as Neo-Eurasianism and Fourth Political Theory. The former posits an ongoing archetypal clash between land and maritime civilizations and holds that...
  • Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds

    03/25/2018 1:18:35 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2017 | Lois Beckett
    • Poll finds attitude to ban on military-style weapons has striking age divide • Experts say finding could be driven by video games such as Call of Duty A large majority of Americans say they support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, a category of politically controversial guns that includes the AR-15-style rifles that have become the weapon of choice for mass shooters. Opposition to an assault weapon ban was strongest among Republicans and among self-identified registered voters 18-34, the poll found. Unlike older Americans, millennials were closely divided on their support for an assault weapon ban, with...
  • Revealed: Mark Zuckerberg Wants to ‘Trade’ Free Speech for ‘Safety’ And ‘Having an Informed [tr]

    03/23/2018 6:14:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    In an interview with Wired magazine, Mark Zuckerberg revealed Facebook’s political agenda — he wants to curb free speech and free expression on the platform in exchange for “safety.” From the Wired interview: I think at the heart of a lot of these issues we face are tradeoffs between real values that people care about. You know, when you think about issues like fake news or hate speech, right, it’s a tradeoff between free speech and free expression and safety and having an informed community. These are all the challenging situations that I think we are working to try to...
  • Neuroticism could be 'sleeper effect' in Trump and Brexit campaigns

    03/12/2018 3:29:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 8, 2018 | Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    Regions where voters have more neurotic personality traits were more likely to vote for Donald Trump in the United States or for the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom, revealing a new trend that could help explain the rise of fearmongering populist political campaigns across the world, according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Researchers analyzed personality traits from online surveys of more than 3 million people in the United States and more than 417,000 people in the United Kingdom. Election data was compiled from public sources. "Our study reveals how neuroticism or psychological...
  • Miami news reporting camera hogs from Parkland angry at Trump

    03/12/2018 2:20:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Various | 3/12/18
    Sigh. The lunacy continues. The White House released some proposals for school safety over the weekend. But it isn't good enough for the little ones who are being handled by the professional leftists. The gun grabbing must continue, insists CNN's favorite Stoneman Douglas students. One of these kids even said Trump was "afraid" of the NRA. AND I saw somewhere else that the bald headed girl Emma got the key to the city of Miami Beach because she led some homosexual group at the high school. What that has to do with gun control I don't know, but the media...
  • Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

    03/08/2018 6:25:01 PM PST · by Magnatron · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8 March 18 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, KATIE BENNER and JOHN KOBLINMARCH
    Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
  • These treacherous Russians

    03/08/2018 9:48:44 AM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    Penchant of Serbia ^ | Dragomir Antonich
    Then came the month of March, the harbinger of spring. For many in the world this is a month of joy, but for the Serbs it is a painful reminder. In March 1999, NATO's criminal snake unjustly attacked then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The attack on Yugoslavia dealt a criminal blow to the Serbs and Serbia. The incessant genocide All the poison they had and the radioactive bombs NATO brought down on the Serbian villages and cities. They poisoned rivers, fields and meadows. The forests withered from the dumped poison. The number of cancer cases of women, children, men has...
  • Will the Parkland Kids Change the Gun Debate?

    02/20/2018 1:35:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dave Cullen
    Since April 20, 1999, when 12 students and a teacher were gunned down at a high school in Colorado, I have covered most mass shootings in America in some capacity, and I have never seen anything like these Parkland kids. This one seems different—these young survivors are speaking out, and calling out the politicians who have done nothing for the last two decades. When Columbine struck, I remember spending all afternoon and most of the first evening outside the school with students, and policy was the last thing on anyone’s mind. I was with them every day that week, and...
  • Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

    02/19/2018 12:47:01 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    AP via WNCN.com ^ | 2/19/18 | AP
    [snip] The aim of the factory’s work was either to influence voters or to undermine their faith in the U.S. political system, the 37-page indictment states. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday that while the indictment focuses on “Russian nationals,” it gives “no indication that the Russian government was involved in this in any way.” Peskov reasserted that Moscow did not interfere in the U.S. election. Mindiyarov, who failed the language exam needed to get a job on the Internet Research Agency’s Facebook desk, where the pay was double than the domestic side of the factory. The sleek operation...