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  • Disney World Raises Its Prices ... Because It Can

    10/18/2018 11:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rick Munarriz, The Motley Fool
    It's going to cost a bit more to park or be a passholder at Disney's (NYSE: DIS) sprawling theme park resort in Florida. Disney World is boosting the parking lot prices at its four theme parks by at least 11%, with the biggest percentage move coming for standard parking -- up 14% to $25 for cars and motorcycles. Parking has always been included for passholders, but those annual ransoms also went up on Tuesday. Annual passes for the four different tiers are now 3% to 9% higher than they were earlier in the week, with the largest percentage increase for...
  • Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats

    10/08/2018 5:45:15 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th October 2018 | BBC News
    Taylor Swift has spoken out politically for the first time, publicly endorsing two Democrats for the upcoming US mid-term elections. The 28-year-old says events in "the past two years" have meant she's no longer reluctant to share her views. The singer wrote on Instagram: "I always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve." The elections are on 6 November. https://www.instagram.com/p/BopoXpYnCes/?utm_source=ig_embed Taylor, who in June gave a speech in Chicago offering "love and respect" to LGBT people who haven't yet come out, will be voting in historically...
  • North v South: Fascinating images show the contrast between life either side of Korea's borders

    09/17/2018 10:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2018 | Chris Pleasance and Agence France Presse
    • Korea has been split into North and South since the Soviets and US divided it up after the Second World War • South prospered economically under democracy, while the North isolated itself under a communist regime • Life on either side of the border is now very different, though some common themes remain between the two • Photographer Ed Jones captured this fascinating series showing similarities and differences between them It is more than seven decades since Korea was divided into North and South at the end of the Second World War - and since then life has become...
  • Warner Bros, HBO, DC entertainment rolls out diversity and inclusion policy

    09/08/2018 6:37:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | September 8th 2018 | Billy D
    More companies are adopting a diversity and inclusion policy. This time the parent company of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros., and HBO, will employ a diversity and inclusion policy for people of color, LGBTQIA+, and other “marginalized” individuals. According to ICV2, the site is reporting that WarnerMedia will utilize the new diversity and inclusion policy for upcoming projects when it comes to hiring, creating stories, and giving a voice to “under-represented” groups. In the press statement it reads… ”[W]e all must ensure there is greater inclusion of women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and other underrepresented groups...
  • How to Audition for These Top 12 Cruise Lines

    08/29/2018 2:47:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Backstage ^ | August 27, 2018 | Cori Hundt
    Most performers dream of having a steady stream of gigs to be able to make a living solely by means of their craft. Yet with unemployment rates what they are for those in the performing arts, and day jobs very much the norm, this is obviously easier said than done. However, there is one type of steady performing arts work that not only pays a competitive rate but also covers room and board: working on a cruise ship. With contracts often lasting six to nine months and many performers being hired over and over again, this may just be the...
  • Movie Review -- Crazy Rich Asians

    08/18/2018 12:41:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Fandango ^ | 8-18-18 | vanity
    This is my personal assessment of this movie. Run, don't walk, to see this hilarious romantic comedy in your nearest theatre. I haven't laughed so hard in a movie theatre in years. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did. I need to see it again, since many of the jokes are culturally based, but there was enough there to keep just about anybody entertained. It received a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many of the reviewers seemed to have Asian names, so it doesn't look like they were offended at the humor. The audience where I viewed it...
  • Why do people listen to Infowars' Alex Jones at all? We asked them

    08/12/2018 2:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 10, 2018 | David Tarrant
    Alex Jones — conspiracy peddler, provocateur, Texan — lost easy access to millions upon millions of followers this week when Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify banned much, if not all, of his content. Thinking of Jones’ empire — built on provably false theories and predictably wrong predictions — I wondered about those followers. Who are they? What brings them to his pages? Why do they seem willing to accept fantasy and conjecture over fact? Do they, as Jones’ lawyers have suggested, think the whole thing is a bit for entertainment? Would they tell me — a longtime member of the...
  • Iowa State Fair Says Grandstand Project Will be Done by Opening Day

    08/05/2018 7:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | August 3, 2018 | Laura Barczewski
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Fair is less than a week away and some areas are still under construction including the Grandstand. The renovated Grandstand will seat 14,500 people compared to the original 10,500. “I say we have four things, ease of getting in. You’re going to get in easier. You don’t have to have tickets for the food and beverage this year, so the lines should be shorter for that. We have new concessions and new restrooms and a bigger stage,” Iowa State Fair Manager and CEO Gary Slater said. The bigger stage and additional seats go...
  • Barack Obama the dad dancer! Former President and Michelle rock out at Beyonce and Jay Z concert

    07/29/2018 3:29:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 29, 2018 | Daily Mail
    When Beyonce and Jay Z are performing, all eyes are glue to the stage. Unless, that is, Barack Obama is rocking out behind you. Fans were delighted to spot the former U.S. president unleashing his best dad moves with wife Michelle beside him in a private booth at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Saturday. Throwing their arms in the air during Jay's track N****s in Paris, the former first couple were on their feet and clearly loving every moment as their old friends lit up the stage.
  • Anyone here watching 2018 MLB All-Star Game?

    07/17/2018 6:47:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | July 17, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Is it a good one tonight?
  • Why is Croatia, with a population of only 4 million, so good at Soccer?

    07/14/2018 6:37:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 111 replies
    I-news UK ^ | Jul 2018
    How is it that four million Croats could build a team good enough to make it to the World Cup final, beating Argentina (43 million), England (53 million) and hosts Russia (144 million) along the way? The country famously didn’t even exist the last time England made it to a World Cup semi-final in 1990. The country declared independence in 1991, but was embroiled in the war in the Balkans as Yugoslavia split for several years. Most Croats were living in what is now Croatia, but a large minority existed in what are now Serbia and Bosnia especially. What ensued...
  • Trump expected to skip appearance at All-Star Nationals Game (MLB summer classic)

    07/14/2018 4:56:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    President Trump is not expected to attend the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, though past presidents have attended the game when it was held in the city. The Associated Press reported that Trump will likely skip the game after returning home on Tuesday from a trip to Europe ending with his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tuesday’s game marks the fifth time it will have been held in Washington since 1937. The AP noted that several former presidents have attended the game when the nation’s capital hosted the event. Former President Eisenhower skipped out on throwing the...
  • Inside notoriously ritzy Gangnam, 'the Beverly Hills of South Korea'

    06/22/2018 3:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 22, 2018 | Harrison Jacobs and Myelle Lansat
    The Gangnam district is known as "South Korea's Beverly Hills" for its exorbitant real-estate prices and wealthy residents. •Property in Gangnam is three and a half times as expensive as South Korea's real-estate average. •The Gangnam neighborhoods of Cheongdam and Apgujeong are full of luxury fashion houses, plastic-surgery clinics, high-end real estate, and the homes of many Korean celebrities. •PSY's international song "Gangnam Style" famously lampooned the wealthy district, which has an outsized reputation in Korean culture. Ever since PSY's international mega-hit "Gangnam Style" in 2012, people all over the world have heard the name of Seoul's most affluent district....
  • VANITY--Trip to Maine

    06/18/2018 1:49:16 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 56 replies
    Planning a trip to Old Orchard Beach Maine the end of August. Hubs has never been there. Looking for some recommendations on fishing charters, restaurants, etc. We are big seafood fans! Will be arriving in Portland first.
  • AT&T Pours $100M Into Downtown Campus Revamp, Adds Food And Retail (Dallas, Texas)

    06/07/2018 2:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BisNow ^ | May 21, 2018 | Kimberly Reeves
    AT&T will drop $100M on its four-block downtown Dallas campus, adding restaurants, a small outdoor concert venue and a six-story video wall. The renovation, which would be completed by the end of 2019, will join a number of redevelopment projects in downtown's southeast quadrant in the last year: the Statler Hotel renovation, a two-year upgrade of the Adolphus Hotel and the relocation of the Dallas Morning News to the old Dallas library. "We're looking to inject additional growth, commerce and entertainment into Downtown Dallas," AT&T Regional Vice President Mike Peterson said in a news release Monday. "This investment will result...
  • Conservatives Must Build Their Own Culture or Be Exiles Inside Their Own Society

    06/04/2018 1:10:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals want to win the victory they can’t achieve at the ballot box by using their cultural power to systematically marginalize and exclude Normal Americans from every aspect of society – and we can’t let them. From the business world to Hollywood, we are seeing them react to their utter repudiation in recent elections by trying to intimidate us into silent conformity as the price of us being allowed to participate in the non-governmental institutions of society. We must therefore have a two-part response to this act of cultural warfare – not only must we get right back in their smug...
  • The Doorbell Rang

    05/26/2018 4:44:32 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2015 | Rex Stout
    Given the lawlessness of the FBI in recent weeks this episode seems prescient. In case you don't know, Nero Wolfe is sort of the American Sherlock Holmes The Doorbell Rang
  • Disney Reveals Opening Seasons For 'Star Wars' Theme Park Lands

    05/23/2018 1:27:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
    Disney’s “Star Wars”-themed lands at its California and Florida resorts now have opening seasons. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open first at Disneyland in Anaheim in the summer of 2019, followed by a late autumn opening for the one at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. No other details were released. The 14-acre themed areas will represent a location on a planet called Batuu, which the company previously called “a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes.”(continued)
  • TECHNOLOGY Charter, Comcast, Altice Dive As Cable TV Subscriber Losses Mount

    04/30/2018 9:32:29 AM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 11 replies
    Investors ^ | 4/27/2018 | REINHARDT KRAUSE
    < Snip >Shares in Charter Communications (CHTR) plunged after the cable TV firm reported first quarter earnings and lost more video subscribers than expected, also sparking a sell-off in Comcast (CMCSA) and Altice USA (ATUS). Charter plummeted 11.7% to 263.33 on the stock market today. Comcast fell 4.6% to 31.81. Altice dropped 9.3% to 17.59.
  • Walt Disney Parks Unveil Official Mickey Mouse Pride Ears

    04/25/2018 5:03:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Newnownext.com ^ | 4/24/18 | C Glover
    ....the Disney parks’ latest design has fans going wild. As part of an exclusive in-park release out in time for Pride month, the “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love” ears includes rainbow-striped ears and red cap, with a pair of interlocking Mickey hands embroidered in the shape of a heart ....