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  • Italian photographers showcase 'top model' chickens in new coffee table book

    09/19/2018 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    CBC ^ | 3/13
    Breathtaking landscapes. Timeless art masterpieces. Big shiny photographs of big shiny humans. You put coffee table books featuring any of the above in your living room and they say: "These giant books I never open reflect my taste." But do they also say say something else? Do they, perhaps say, "I'm boring"? A new coffee table book by two Italian photographers will definitely not say that. It's designed solely to showcase the beauty of chickens. As It Happens host Carol Off spoke with Matteo Tranchellini, and his work partner, Moreno Monti, about their unusual book called CHICken, which they funded...
  • Amazon is shutting down reviews and reviewers for conservative books

    09/19/2018 8:29:11 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 42 replies
    Amazon's review algorithm has been flagging reviewers who leave a review of books by conservative authors Jon Del Arroz and Vox Day. It then tells them that they're unacceptably biased, removing ALL reviews they've posted and banning them from putting up any new reviews. This has happened to a number of fans and reviewers of their books.
  • Derek Hunter and Brent Bozell on C-Span2 Tonight

    09/16/2018 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ
    C-Span | 16 September, 2018 | Intolerant in NJ
    Derek Hunter, author of the new book Outrage Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood, appears with Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the book on C-Span2's "After Words" tonight at 9:00 PM EDT, a repeat from earlier this evening and yesterday. Hunter discusses the tactics and maneuvers used by the left to advance their causes, for example rarely talking about the facts of an issue, which are usually too boring and complicated for most people to follow, but rather presenting their arguments in emotional terms and suggesting that following what their opponents...
  • Red Engines by Kris Schnee

    09/16/2018 12:03:53 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Deviant Art blog ^ | 08/24/2018 | Kris Schnee
    This story by Kris Schnee was removed from a published book for offending a Muslim. I thought I'd share it here.
  • An interesting perspective from Chicago radio

    09/13/2018 4:11:27 AM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 20 replies
    WIND Chicago, The Morning Answer | Myself
    Hi, I grew up in Chicago and thanks to the internet, I listen to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson every morning, Chicago's Morning Answer. Dan went to the same school I did, I think, Northwesern. Anyway, he just made a great comment: read some books. History, economics, etc. In other words, don't ever stop educating yourself. The brain is like the body...use it or lose it. 😁 Just thought his comment was worth menntioning.
  • #StillWithHer: Hillary Clinton Photog Dedicates New Book to 'Students Who March, Women Who Run'

    09/12/2018 9:54:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    People ^ | 9/10/2018 | Staff
    Former White House photographer Barbara Kinney, who has worked with the Clinton family since 1993, says 2016 crowds like this one, in Westchester, New York, were akin to a jolt of caffeine. She dedicates #StillWithHer (produced in collaboration with PEOPLE correspondent Sandra Sobieraj Westfall) and its 267 images of the history-making campaign to the students who march and the women who rally not only as voters, but as candidates, too. to every person who attended a rally and made every trip worth takingand to the 65,845,063 voters who believed in the Hillary Ive known all these years.
  • Woodward: Mattis, Kelly denials of his book quotes untrue [barf]

    09/10/2018 8:46:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 10, 2018 10:48 AM EDT
    Longtime journalist Bob Woodward said Monday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly are not telling the truth when they deny making disparaging statements about President Donald Trump attributed to them in his new book, Fear. Kelly is quoted calling Trump an idiot, and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of a fifth or sixth-grader, but theyve said they didnt make those statements. Woodward, asked on Monday on NBCs Today show about their denials, said, They are not telling the truth. He said these are political statements to protect their jobs. The...
  • Warning to the Young: The Siren Song of Socialism

    09/06/2018 6:25:21 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 Sep 18 | Reid Henrichs
    Under 8 minutes.
  • The Alt-Hero conservative comic series

    09/04/2018 7:11:31 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    The Alt-Hero series by Vox Day and assorted other conservative authors is a push back to the SJW invasion of comics. In chapter 1, we meet Dominique, a model with super-powers seized from her home and given a choice - join the superpowered team and obey orders - or else give up her freedoms, living under close supervision and with an implanted transponder. In chapter 2, we see the super heroes rounding up evil dissidents guilty of hate speech. How dare you criticize Muslim migration, the EU is for everyone! Challenge the unelected government bureaucrats! You're a dangerous, divisive person....
  • 'Advice and Consent'(1962) is a great movie

    08/29/2018 7:51:18 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Watched the 1962 movie 'Advice and Consent' on TCM last night. It really is a great political movie. Director Otto Preminger did a great job. I am not sure how they could afford such a great cast. Many stars of Classic Hollywood: Franchot Tone as the (shady) President Lew Ayres as The (simple minded but honest) Vice President Charles Laughton as South Carolina Senator Seabright Cooley Don Murray as young Utah Senator Brigham Anderson Walter Pidgeon as Senate Majority Leader Bob Munson Henry Fonda as a Lefty Academic turned government bureaucrat, nominated for Secretary of State Peter Lawford(then married to...
  • My End of Summer Reading List: From Eric Metaxas to ISIS

    08/28/2018 8:35:57 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 27, 2018 | John Zmirak
    My End of Summer Reading List: From Eric Metaxas to ISIS By John Zmirak I know that for many of you summer is almost over. Since I live in Texas, we’ve just passed its halfway mark. We might consider putting long pants back on come Halloween. Given that, there’s plenty of time left for “summer reading.” Alas!So here are some of the books I’m partway through and want to recommend to you all through the sweltering days of October.Chance or the Dance?, by Thomas Howard My friend Eric Metaxas was a moving force behind reissuing this 1989 classic. In his...
  • Vanity - Omarosa...who? Gone & forgotten.

    08/28/2018 8:08:02 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 55 replies
    Poor Omarosa, her fifteen minutes of fame are now long gone. Her raved about "tell-all" book on POTUS, Donald J. Trump and company is in a 100% nose dive headed for the "basement bargain book bin". It now ranks #62 on the Amazon Best Seller Books list. Omarosa, my dear...as you wilt on the vine of failed losers, keep in mind these worthy and truthful sayings: "You reap what you sow, in life." and, "In life, whatever goes around comes around., and Never, ever, bite the hand that feeds you!!! Goodbye, young lady, you have done yourself in...look in the...
  • Mueller, the Deep State and some History

    08/24/2018 11:04:36 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 5 replies
    https://www.imdb.com ^ | August 24 2018 | self
    Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. Will be shown the mental tortures during the investigations and how a faithful top-ranking civil servant is made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London. Director: Costa-Gavras Stars: Yves Montand
  • 2018 Hugo Award Winners

    08/22/2018 10:40:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 19, 2018
    2018 Hugo Award Winners
  • Video: Why James Was Written

    08/15/2018 2:20:58 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 14, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Welcome to Wednesday night Bible study!Last week I started a weekly vlog series on the historical reasons the New Testament was written, starting with the first book, Galatians (49 AD).This week's video, part 2, is why James was written (50 AD).Why James Was WrittenVideo clocks in at 12:15. Thanks for watching!
  • North Korean Moranbong Band: 배우자

    08/13/2018 4:11:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14,2018 | Hojczyk
    Reading a book... See You Again Pyongyang North Korea uses music for propaganda... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ycdDHP7QfWo Take a look at the video....North Korea is nothing like I imagined
  • This 1955 Good House Wifes Guide Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands

    08/11/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 167 replies
    LTDC ^ | 8/11/2018 | Angel Chang
    9.) Be happy to see him. Free him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him. 10.) You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours. 11.) Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to...
  • How Amtrak Fails the National Parks and America

    08/11/2018 10:50:54 AM PDT · by Publius · 61 replies
    National Parks Traveler ^ | 8 August 2018 | Alfred Runte, Ph.D.
    The Last Train to Grand Canyon: How Amtrak Fails the National Parks and America Editor's note: National parks historian Alfred Runte has over the years closely watched how Congress has managed and funded Amtrak. Although funding for Fiscal Year 2019 is halfway to being assured -- the Senate has approved $50 million for the railroad, but the House of Representatives has yet to take up the measure -- he reminds us that only weeks ago Amtraks board approved the scenario here. A stay of execution for the Southwest Chief aside, Dr. Runte continues to lobby for the trains Americans...
  • George Orwell on intellectuals

    08/11/2018 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Mark was here · 29 replies
    In what book does Orwell talk about college professors with patches "on their jacket elbows", who claim to "be for the working man" yet in reality they hold themselves to be of a higher class status than the mere working man?
  • Bret Easton Ellis on Podcasts, Politics and How His Dark Satire Predicted Trumps America

    08/07/2018 2:24:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    www.rollingstone.com ^ | August 6, 2018 1:54PM ET | By Drew Fortun
    If there is a sense of cultural irrelevance hovering around me, thats fine, says the screenwriter and novelist behind American Psycho, Less Than Zero Over the past three decades, novelist Bret Easton Ellis has dealt in ultraviolence, casual nihilism and the skewering of Americas superficialities. With his last book, Imperial Bedrooms approaching its 10-year anniversary, it began to seem that Ellis was spinning his wheels. With several savagely reviewed screenwriting ventures in recent years the 2013 Lindsay Lohan/James Deen erotic thriller The Canyons didnt exactly set the world on fire the Bret Easton Ellis brand might not hold...