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  • 120 Years Ago: DYNAMITE ASTRAY UPTOWN- 25 Sticks, Each Can Blow Up a House, Found With Small Boys

    07/29/2016 1:09:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-29-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from Wednesday July 29, 1896 (digitized).
  • Dad Rock: Beatles' 'Revolver' album turns 50

    07/29/2016 12:41:59 PM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    USA Today - Link only | July 29th, 2016 | Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/07/29/dad-rock-beatles-revolver-album-turns-50/87681696/
  • Hilarious edited Version of BILL CLINTON FALLING ASLEEP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnyiKmNslBA

    07/29/2016 11:26:16 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    bill Clinton sleeps to his wife's specch
  • Democrat Voter Cost/Benefit Analysis Part 2

    07/29/2016 9:58:43 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6
    blueunicorn6 | 7/29/2016 | blueunicorn6
    You would be surprised at how confusing Cost/Benefit Analysis is. You can get into Pareto Efficiency and Horizontal And Vertical Equity. There is enough information out there to keep teams of Political Scientists and Economists tied up for years. I assume most people don't have that much time to look at this. So, I'll get basic. Basically, a Cost/Benefit Analysis is analyzing how much benefit you receive for a certain cost. Normally, we do this analysis with money. If I give $20,000 to a car dealer, I expect to receive a car worth $20,000. There are plenty of terms and...
  • Nazi Germany's Battleship Bismarck vs. America's Iowa Class: Who Wins?

    07/29/2016 7:43:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    National Interest ^ | July 28, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Despite the vast scope of the Second World War, the navies of the United States and Nazi Germany fought few, if any, direct surface engagements. By the time of America’s entry into the war the Royal Navy had already sunk or neutralized the lion’s share of Hitler’s Kriegsmarine, with only Hitler’s U-boats remaining a substantial German threat.
  • THE EVIDENCE: HILLARY'S AMERICA--THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    07/28/2016 8:38:36 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 5 replies
    HillarysAmericathemovie ^ | Unknown | Dinesh D'Souza
    If you have seen Dinesh O'Souza's movie, "Hillary's America" (highly recommended), this will refresh your memory. If you haven't seen the movie, this is some of the history of the Democratic party that either will astonish you, or if you already know it, will be a good refresher course.
  • In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" ... to Attack Anyone Who Challenges

    07/28/2016 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/23/2015
    Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal Democracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories. The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other  founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories. But those were the bad old days …Things have now changed. The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967 That all changed in the 1960s. Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term “conspiracy theories” … and recommended methods for discrediting such theories.  The...
  • 120 Years Ago: STARTED WITH A BRAWL- Disgraceful Scenes at the Opening of the Socialist Congress

    07/28/2016 11:49:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-28-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). Some other items from today's paper... FLAMES IN A GREAT SHIPYARD: Damage Estimated at $1,250,000 to the Works of Harland & Wolfe (pg 4)| FINANCE: Banks- Stocks- Bonds- Dividend Notices- Letters of Credit for Travelers (pg 9) FINE ART IN GLASS: A Beautiful Window for Christ Church in Rye
  • Does anyone know why the Dems get their convention after the RNC? VANITY question

    07/28/2016 4:54:45 AM PDT · by kyperman · 24 replies
    I was wondering if the DNC always has their convention after the RNC. It seems to me that they should alternate, maybe they do, but I dont recall. If they do always have it after the RNC, that seems unfair, people always remember the last convention more than the first, plus then the speakers at the DNC can respond to what the RNC speakers said. Everyone wants the last word, why should they get it all the time.
  • Venezuelan Government Forces Companies to Lend Employees to Agriculture Sector

    07/28/2016 4:44:43 AM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Shielded in the state of exception and economic emergency, with the argument of "contributing with the productive impulse" The Venezuelan government is forcing public and private companies to lend some of their employees to the agriculture sector, it was recently reported. In a Ministry of Labor resolution published in the Official Gazette, the government announced its intention to “contribute to the productive boost” surrounding the country’s economic emergency. The Ministry established a special rule for “all entities in the country, private, public of social property and mixed property.” The resolution stated entities in the agriculture sector “are bound by the...
  • Politics of Race: Democrat-slavery & discrimination; Republican-abolition & civil rights

    07/27/2016 10:40:10 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, referenced in his decision that slaves were "so far inferior...that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." After the Civil War, Republicans pushed through the 13TH AMENDMENT, adopted December 6, 1865, officially abolishing slavery in America. Once Southern Democrats were forced to free their slaves, they attempted to effectively re-enslave them by passing Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws which...
  • 120 Years Ago: McKINLEY AND HANNAH CONFER- likely to Begin Letter Accepting GOP Nomination

    07/27/2016 11:50:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-27-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). A plank from the Democratic Party Platform... "We denounce arbitrary interference by Federal authorities in local affairs as a violation of the Constitution of the United States and a crime against free institutions, and we especially object to government by injunction as a new and highly dangerous form of oppression by which Federal judges in contempt of the laws of the states and rights...
  • Dinosaurs in St. David Clea Brown shares stories of the dinosaur dig on her family’s ranch

    07/26/2016 1:59:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    ST. DAVID — There’s no telling how many times Milton Curtis stepped over those odd-looking rocks as he went about the day-to-day business of ranching. Back in 1921, life on Curtis Ranch in St. David was filled with cattle and horses and providing for a young family. Things like dinosaurs really weren’t the topic of discussion, nor did they get much attention. But in 1921, that changed. “What my father thought were rocks were actually the tips of tusks from a giant mastodon dinosaur,” chuckled 98-year-old Clea Brown, her eyes sparkling as she talked about a discovery that launched the...
  • Liberian independence proclaimed (This Day in History)

    07/26/2016 1:10:16 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    The Republic of Liberia, formerly a colony of the American Colonization Society, declares its independence. Under pressure from Britain, the United States hesitantly accepted Liberian sovereignty, making the West African nation the first democratic republic in African history. A constitution modeled after the U.S. Constitution was approved, and in 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts was elected Liberia’s first president. The American Colonization Society was founded in 1816 by American Robert Finley to return freed African American slaves to Africa. In 1820, the first former U.S. slaves arrived at the British colony of Sierra Leone from the United States, and in 1821...
  • 120 Years Ago Today: McKINLEY THEIR ONLY HOPE- British Investors Fear Ruin in Bryan's Election

    07/26/2016 10:56:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-26-1896 | New York Tribune
    Sunday Edition (5 cents)- A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). Some other items from today's paper... LATEST ELECTION NEWS: Democrats split over Free Silver - Populist Party Nominates Bryan - Another Speech by McKinley - Colored Republicans Meet| THE LATEST NEWS FROM ABROAD: Emperor William to Confer With Prince Hohenlohe - British Government Suffers a Series of Defeats in the Commons (pg2)| ARMY & NAVY NEWS (pg5)| SOCIETY NEWS (pg7)|...
  • Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree

    07/26/2016 2:56:25 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 19 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 25 July 2016 | Alice Klein
    Who’s your daddy? An unknown hominin species that bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia has been identified through genome mapping of living humans. The genome analysis also questions previous findings that modern humans populated Asia in two waves from their origin in Africa, finding instead a common origin for all populations in the Asia-Pacific region, dating back to a single out-of-Africa migration event. Modern humans first left Africa about 60,000 years ago, with some heading west towards Europe, and others flowing east into the Asia-Pacific region. Previous research looking at the genomes of people...
  • Scientists Say A Mystery Species Bred with Ancient Humans in Distant Past

    07/25/2016 7:47:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 57 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 26 July 2016 | April Holloway
    A new study of the genomes of Australasians has revealed sections of DNA that do not match any known hominin species. The dramatic findings mean that a mystery species bred with ancient humans in the distant past and that our family tree is much more complex than previously believed. New Scientist reports that the unknown species bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia. The surprising finding, published in the journal Nature Genetics , was made by Jaume Bertranpetit at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and his colleagues, who examined the genomes of living Indigenous Australians,...
  • Progressivism and the scam of "The American Dream"

    07/25/2016 9:38:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    If you only read the title of the blog entry, you're wasting your time and missing the important details. I know I just jammed a big huge red button, but this really needs to be written. It's very important for understanding progressive ideology. First, who invented the phrase "American Dream"? It was James Truslow Adams. What, exactly, did he write? See, what the progressives don't want you and I to do is to actually go and pick up some of these books and commit the heinous act of actually reading them. In The Epic of America, Page 404, he writes:...
  • 120 Years Ago Today: A THIRD TICKET ASSURED - Sound Money Democrats Perfect Their Plan

    07/25/2016 9:23:14 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-25-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). Some other items from today's paper... THEY ALMOST RAN TOGETHER: SS Lucania and the Touraine Narrowly Avoid Collision STOCKS CLOSE LOWER: No Pressure to Sell- Financial Report pg 11| CAVALRY BAPTIST CHURCH: W 57th St. - Dr. MacArthur Preaches Morning "A Day in Nazareth" - Evening "Patriotism and Partyism"|
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge named Permanent Chair of 2016 Democratic National Convention

    07/25/2016 2:33:21 AM PDT · by fella · 49 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 24 July 2016 | Robin Goist
    Rep. Marcia Fudge named Permanent Chair of 2016 Democratic National Convention
  • Anne Marie Waters/ SHARIA WATCH: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your Time

    07/24/2016 7:29:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anne Marie Waters, Baron Bodissey
    Anne Marie Waters: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your TimePosted on July 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey Anne Marie Waters of Sharia Watch is writing a book, but she’s having trouble finding a publisher — no surprise there! However, Here’s her appeal, as posted on her website: An appeal for two minutes of your time by Anne Marie Waters I’ve been writing a book for a while. I have been to countless publishers. Those who replied told me how good it was, but… Not one will print it. I know why. I’ll explain. image of book cover ['Beyond...
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • 120 Years Ago Today: WILL NAME A CANDIDATE - Sound Money Democrats Decide to Have a Convention

    07/24/2016 12:16:32 PM PDT · by NRx · 22 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-24-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). Some other items from today's paper... INMAN AND SWAN FOR GOLD: They Will Vote for McKinley and Sound Money| BASEBALL: Washington 7 Louisville 4| RECH ADMITS WIFE MURDER - Tells Jury of the Crime| WORK WANTED: Coachman - Protestant young man; has ten years best city references from last places. Address G R 39 W-44th St.
  • BREAKING: New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

    07/24/2016 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 70 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 23 July 2016 | April Holloway
    The elongated skulls of Paracas in Peru caused a stir in 2014 when a geneticist that carried out preliminary DNA testing reported that they have mitochondrial DNA “with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far”. Now a second round of DNA testing has been completed and the results are just as controversial – the skulls tested, which date back as far as 2,000 years, were shown to have European and Middle Eastern Origin. These surprising results change the known history about how the Americas were populated. Paracas is a desert peninsula located within Pisco Province on...
  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs.
  • 120 Years Ago Today: NO USE FOR BRYAN - The Ticket and the Platform Rrepudiated

    07/23/2016 9:26:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-23-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). Some other features from today's paper... SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS: To Hold an Important Conference in Chicago| A STATEMENT FROM MR. TESLA: He Believes Electricity Can Be Transmitted Over Long Distances| PRINCESS MAUD A BRIDE: The Prince of Wales Daughter Married to Prince Charles of Denmark| DR LYON'S TOOTH POWDER: An Elegant Toilet Luxury Used by People of Refinement for Over a Quarter of a...
  • Vanity--Hillary: The secret history of the Democratic Party

    07/23/2016 6:56:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    vanity | 7-23-16 | self: vanity
    I'm interested in the opinions of anyone who saw Dinesh D'Souza's new documentary at its opening yesterday. It was very well done, but it filled me with sadness in that I live in a very Republican area and the theatre had just a smattering of patrons. The small audience was enthusiastic, but we were too few for this high quality offering. I knew about half of the people there! D'Souza's message was delivered to the choir.
  • Witch Prison Found in 15th Century Scottish Church: Medieval Chapel Was Used to Hold Suspects

    07/22/2016 11:51:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Richard Gray
    Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church: Medieval chapel was used to hold suspects before they were killed and burnedIn the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's Chapel at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Aberdeen took on a far darker and sinister role. Historians have uncovered evidence that the chapel, built during the 15th century, served as a prison for suspected witches...
  • 120 Years Ago Today: GOLD FROM THE BANKS - About 18 Million Pledged Thus far

    07/22/2016 11:56:16 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-22-1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from Sunday July 19, 1896 (digitized). Some headlines from today's paper... TRIPLE MURDER AT SEA: A Terrible Tragedy on the Barkenstein Herbert Fuller| POPULISTS CONVENE TODAY: Three Faction in St. Louis - Bryan and Anti-Bryan Forces About Equal| THE SILVER SIDESHOW: Little Importance Attached to the Bi-Metallic Convention|
  • Eric Clapton to appear on new Rolling Stones album

    07/22/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Unattributed
    Guitarist Eric Clapton will appear on the Rolling Stones' blues-inspired new album, Keith Richards has confirmed. The musician "dropped by for a couple of numbers", Richards told BBC 6 Music, adding the recording sessions had been "like old times down in Richmond". Both the Stones and Clapton's former band, The Yardbirds, used to perform at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey. Richards said the Stones were hoping to play some European dates next year and would "love to" perform in the UK. "I think it's on the menu somewhere," the 72-year-old said. The new album was confirmed by the band...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    07/22/2016 5:44:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 1 replies
    Tara Ross ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1893, a professor stands atop Pikes Peak in Colorado. She is struck by the beauty around her and is inspired to write a poem. Her poem is later set to music. Today, we all know that song as “America the Beautiful.”
  • Betsy Bloomingdale, widow of department store heir, dies at 93

    07/22/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | AP
    Betsy Bloomingdale, a department store heir's widow who hobnobbed with the world's elite, epitomized high fashion and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. She was 93... “She maintained that the quality of one's lifestyle does not necessarily depend on wealth; that a sense of style and taste are acquired with knowledge, not money,” according to an obituary from her family. “She's really a fashion icon,” the designer James Galanos told Women's Wear Daily in 2009. “She still has a great figure. She's tall and willowy. She knows what's stylish and what suits her.” When not...
  • Ben Selvin & His Orchestra "Why?" & "Cross Your Fingers" on Columbia 2077-D (1929)

    07/22/2016 1:25:40 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Ben Selvin
    Ben Selvin & His Orchestra play "Why?" & "Cross Your Fingers" on Columbia 2077-D, recorded on December 9, 1929.
  • Tiny Parham & His Musicians "Lucky '3-6-9'" Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)

    07/21/2016 11:55:32 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Tiny Parham
    Tiny Parham & His Musicians plays"Lucky '3-6-9'" on Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)
  • 120 Years Ago Today: BANKS GIVE UP GOLD - Pledge to Contribute $15 Million to the Treasury

    07/21/2016 12:32:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-21-2016 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world. The full edition of the New York Tribune from Tuesday July 21, 1896 (digitized). Some other headlines from today's paper... VENEZUELA MAKES RELY: An Elaborate Brief Filed with the Boundary Commission| THREATS OF LYNCHING: A Brooklyn Prisoner Kept in Police Station for Protection| LOUD THREATS OF BOLTING - WAR CLOUDS OVER ST. LOUIS: Populists Divided Over Bryan Into Hostile Camps
  • Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago: Mitigating a Crisis

    07/20/2016 9:05:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    USGS ^ | 6/13/2016 | USGS
    The world’s largest volcanic eruption to happen in the past 100 years was the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Bursts of gas-charged magma exploded into umbrella ash clouds, hot flows of gas and ash descended the volcano’s flanks and lahars swept down valleys. The collaborative work of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) saved more than 5,000 lives and $250 million in property by forecasting Pinatubo's 1991 climactic eruption in time to evacuate local residents and the U.S. Clark Air Force Base that happened to...
  • "You're Driving Me Crazy" Society Serenaders vocal by Richard Neller (1930)

    07/20/2016 4:07:50 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Walter Donaldson
    VIDEO
  • The News From 120 Years Ago Today

    07/20/2016 11:13:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-20-2016 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from Monday July 20, 1896 (digitized). A few headlines from today's paper... WANT THEIR OWN TICKET: Populists Opposed to Bryan| MCKINLEY GOES TO CLEVELAND: He will Take Part in the Centennial Celebrations There| DUG UP A POT OF GOLD: A Staten Island Farmer Stumbles on a Buried Fortune| VENEZUELA TO MAKE REPLY: Her Answer to the British Case Expected Today| FREE SILVER AND CHEAP WHISKEY: Magistrate Kudlich Recommends the Gold...
  • Valkyrie and the German Resistance: Remembering the July 20th plot

    07/20/2016 2:52:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jerry Salyer
    We cannot understand the resistance unless we first accept “that German conservatives and nationalists might be moral and religious men who were appalled at the lawlessness, brutality, and inhumanity of the Nazis.” The vital point running through all these questions is the totalitarian claim of the state over the citizen to the exclusion of his religious and moral obligation towards God.— First Lieutenant Graf Yorck von Wartenburg, Valkyrie conspirator One of the most intriguing fields of World War II history deals with the German Resistance—a clandestine network of disillusioned military officers and civil servants who began actively plotting against Hitler’s...
  • Keith Richards Says Beatles Concerts ‘Were Never Quite There’

    07/19/2016 7:03:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 144 replies
    radio.com ^ | July 19th, 2016 | By Annie Reuter
    Like everyone else, The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was a Beatles fan, but he said they weren’t a particularly great live band. “Musically, the Beatles had a lovely sound and great songs. But the live thing? They were never quite there,” he told the Radio Times And while Richards was friends with The Beatles in their early years, he “excommunicated” them in 1967 after they became influenced by mystic leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, NME reported. “He was a f—ing operator, a sucker job,” Richards said of Yogi.
  • Melvin Durslag, longtime Los Angeles sportswriter and columnist, dies at 95

    07/19/2016 7:00:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jill Leovy
    Melvin Durslag, a sports columnist who covered the Los Angeles scene for decades beginning in 1939, died Sunday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica after a brief illness, according to friend and former colleague Larry Stewart. He was 95. Durslag was said to string “together words like Nolan Ryan strings together strikeouts,” in the words of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
  • Bigot Baiting

    07/19/2016 6:25:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | July 19, 2016 | R.R. Reno
    I can’t imagine a policy more irrelevant to the problems facing our society than bathroom privileges for transgender students. The bottom half of American society is collapsing. Voters are revolting against establishment candidates, casting doubt on the economic and cultural consensus that has predominated over the last generation. And the Obama administration presses for transgender rights? This is amazing, but not surprising given the history of post-sixties liberalism. When I was a child, my home state, Maryland, was dominated by the postwar Democratic party: white ethnic working-class voters, educated progressives in Baltimore and its suburbs, and white segregationists who still...
  • Can Republicans Rock Cleveland?

    07/19/2016 4:29:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 19, 2016 | Emma Roller
    THE Republican Party is really trying to sell us on the rock ’n’ roll theme of this year’s convention... (Cleveland) It is also the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is on point with an exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” about the intersection of rock and politics... Max Espinosa, the exhibit’s curator, admitted that the biggest challenge of putting it together was reconciling the fact that many of the featured musicians don’t like the Republican Party’s agenda. “Rock and roll is a lefty medium,” he said... ...a Frank Zappa quote: “Rock music was...
  • Vanity: The Law & Order Candidate should run Photo's of the Men and Women in Blue...

    07/19/2016 4:15:51 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 4 replies
    Myself | 7-19-2016 | DAC21
    Honor the fallen
  • The News From 120 Years Ago Today

    07/19/2016 9:30:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 18 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-19-1896 | New York Tribune
    For those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from Sunday July 19, 1896 (digitized). The advertisements and classifieds alone are fascinating.
  • Newt Gingrich: Race Relations Worse Under President Obama | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    07/18/2016 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 13 replies
    MSNBC youtube channel ^ | 07/18/2016 | morning joe msnbc
    Newt Gingrich interviewed by Morning Joe and Mika. Newt was brilliant. It is obvious at the 6:03 mark that Newt was making way too many valid points that Joe Scarborough and everyone with a earpiece heard the producer, yell, cut, CUT! change the subject. It was so abrupt because Newt was making so many points. And as always, Newt went after Obama with laser provision.
  • SOCIALISM Makes People Selfish

    07/18/2016 2:17:05 PM PDT · by zipper · 7 replies
    Prager University online ^ | July 18, 2016 | Dennis Prager/Prager University
    Dennis Prager explains the moral differences between socialism and capitalism, and why anyone who wants a kind and generous society must support one and oppose the other.
  • French PM Manuel 'Live with terrorism’ Valls booed at Nice attack memorial

    07/18/2016 8:31:44 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 July 2016
    French PM Manuel 'Live with terrorism’ Valls booed at Nice attack memorial
  • False Flags & the End of Secularism in Turkey (video)

    07/18/2016 7:16:10 AM PDT · by libertarian27
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    False Flags & the End of Secularism in Turkey. Video Link above.
  • I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt...

    07/18/2016 6:13:39 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, tensions arose between the two largest global powers: BRITAIN, led by King George II, and FRANCE, led by King Louis XV. Because of their alliances with other nations, fighting escalated into the first global war - the Seven Years War, or as it was called in America, the French and Indian War. The conflict included every major power in Europe as well as their colonies from the Caribbean, to India, to the Philippines, and to Africa. Over a million died.