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  • EXCLUSIVE: James Comey’s Leaker Friend – Guess Who His Neighbor Is?

    05/20/2018 5:58:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 5/15/18 | Patrick Howley
    James Comey’s friend, Columbia University professor Daniel Richman, leaked classified information that Comey gave him. During this leaking period, Richman was apartment-building neighbors with a partner at the law firm that strategized with Fusion GPS operative Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian plant who set up Don Jr. in Trump Tower. “Yes, he is my neighbor,” Amy Wenzel, a partner at Cozen O’Connor, confirmed in a phone conversation with Big League Politics, confirming that they spoke. They live near each other in a Brooklyn high-rise.
  • George Lucas and James Cameron discuss Sci-Fi regarding the Vietnam War and populism [BARF alert]

    05/20/2018 4:29:14 PM PDT · by otness_e · 27 replies
    AMC ^ | May 7, 2018
    Transcript: GEORGE LUCAS: In school, I was of the, I don't know, angry young man... JAMES CAMERON: Sure, you were a rebel. GEORGE LUCAS: I come out of anthropology. JAMES CAMERON: Yeah. GEORGE LUCAS: So, my focus is social systems. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: And in science fiction, you've got two branches: One is science... JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS: ...And the other is social. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: I'm much more of the 1984 kind of guy. JAMES CAMERON: Sure. GEORGE LUCAS: I am... JAMES CAMERON: THX-1138 GEORGE LUCAS: ...the spaceship guy. JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS:...
  • A question I have not seen asked about Hillary's server...

    05/20/2018 5:21:14 AM PDT · by Trteamer · 28 replies
    Trteamer | 5/20/2018 | Trteamer
    So if Hillary claims to not have used her personal server for classified documents, what server did she use? Have the e-mails on that server been looked at? Just wondering because I don't recall that subject being brought up...
  • Feeling sorry for yourself today?

    05/19/2018 9:20:11 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 8 replies
    Just in case you are feeling sorry for yourself today. You may have good reason, but imagine: Imagine you had to flee your family, your country (Iraq) for fear of your life. Your own family threatened to take your life for becoming a Christian. Imagine you had to leave everything of value and go to one country, then another and finally be settled in the United States. Imagine you had a degree in your own country but it has no value in the US. Imagine you need to go to college but are unqualified for financial aid because you already...
  • What Do Taxes Do For Us?

    05/18/2018 8:30:18 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 16, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As you may have heard, Illinois has a pension problem. Now, that’s not Illinois’ only problem, of course. Illinois also has a crime problem, an education problem, a quality-of-life problem, a transportation problem, a public corruption problem, an unemployment problem, and a population shrinkage problem. Frankly, there isn’t enough room in this column to list all of Illinois’ problem, but that’s a start. The Chicago Fed – that’s the Chicago branch of the Federal Reserve System – has proposed an idea for dealing with a part of Illinois’ pension problem. Since the problem is that many state and local government...
  • Why Are So Many Female Teachers Having Affairs With Their Students?

    05/18/2018 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 111 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | May 17, 2018 | Activist Mommy
    It seems like every week, there’s a new story of a female high school or even middle school teacher who has been arrested for engaging in relations with one of her students.The women are often young, attractive, and often (seemingly) happily married. It has been happening so frequently that it appears to be a reasonably solid trend, and yet there’s little widespread call to end it.Selwyn Duke of the New American, in his article, Female Teachers Having Affairs With Young Boys — Now a Weekly Occurrence, says that while there are many high-profile cases the media has covered recently, the...
  • [VAnity]Computer Won't Paste

    05/17/2018 7:16:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Hi everyone. For the last couple of days, when I copy something, my computer refuses to paste it on the Internet. I've tried rebooting. I would hate to have to do a serial reboot. Does anyone have any ideas how I might fix this problem?
  • How long does it take for a .50 Cal Bullet to Come down?

    05/17/2018 5:43:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 75 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/17/2018 | E Sarkissian
    Have you ever wondered how long it takes for a .50 caliber bullet to go up and come back down? Obviously, you'd probably not want to do this because its a gun safety issue, too many possibilities involved. Most gun authorities frown upon this gesture with any guns or bows. But the thing is many gun enthusiasts have that curiosity to know, how long does it take for a .50 caliber bullet to come down. Youtuber Edwin Sarkissian takes aim (no pun intended) at this question with a .50 caliber incendiary round. Results After the shot was fired it took...
  • (vanity) How to find pet (cat)?

    05/16/2018 6:09:35 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 73 replies
    me | 5/16/18 | me
    Anyone know how to find pets in this day & age?
  • THE MET: LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORES

    05/15/2018 9:18:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Fathom Events ^ | Recently | Fathom Events
    This summer, enjoy select encore screenings from the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of Live in HD cinema presentations. The screenings are presented on Wednesdays throughout June and July, beginning on June 20. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive thrilling performances captured live from the stage of the Met. IN THEATERS JUN 20 The Met: Live in HD Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart.Karel Mark Chichon...
  • Indian mascot at HS gets blessing from tribe — and without cultural controversy: ‘I’m honored’

    05/15/2018 3:27:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    In these days of just about anything bearing Native American imagery getting trashed in the name of cultural sensitivity — particularly team and school mascots — one Colorado high school and one tribe are showing America how real learning and communication comes to life. Strasburg High School has always been “Home of the Indians,” but instead of banning the name and the logos that mark hallways and uniforms, students at the school decided to reach out to the region’s Northern Arapaho Tribe, KCNC-TV reported. A collaboration is born The students worked with the tribe to make subtle changes to the...
  • Teen Vogue glorifies Karl Marx – the reactions are what you might expect

    05/15/2018 2:45:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Teen Vogue recently published a controversial article titled, “Who is Karl Marx: Meet the Anti-Capitalist Scholar,” and promoted it on Twitter, saying that “The political philosopher turned 200-years-old on May 5, but his ideas can still teach us about the past and present.” Author Danielle Corcione vilifies “rich people” and “bosses” in the piece, while gushing that through The Communist Manifesto, Marx “inspired millions of people to resist oppressive political leaders and spark political revolutions all over the world.” Corcione interviewed a high school teacher and former professor about how they incorporate Marx’s teachings into their class curriculum. Former Drexel...
  • Look what happened to CNN’s ratings when they focused on more anti-Trump stories. It’s not good.

    05/15/2018 12:04:09 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    As CNN gives wall-to-wall coverage to stories negative to President Donald Trump, including the Stormy Daniels saga and the Russia collusion story, its ratings are taking a massive hit. Last May, CNN averaged about 1.12 million viewers during the primetime hours, according to Variety. That figure has dropped to just 859,000 this May, a whopping 23 percent decrease. In the daytime, CNN averaged 821,000 viewers last May, but has accumulated just an average of 649,000 viewers this May, marking a 21 percent decrease. In the coveted 25-54 age demographic, CNN averaged 399,000 last May, while garnering just 286,000 this May...
  • ISIS leader responsible for infamous execution of downed pilot who was burned alive in a cage...

    05/15/2018 11:40:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 5/15/18 | Matthew Acton
    ""ISIS leader responsible for infamous execution of downed pilot who was burned alive in a cage is captured"" The ISIS commander behind the brutal execution of a Jordanian pilot who was burned to death in a cage in 2015 is among the four senior ISIS leaders captured last week in Iraq. Saddam al-Jamal is one of the most senior ISIS commanders to be detained so far and was tipped as a future leader of the death cult. He gained a reputation for brutality as an ISIS commander with a taste for personally beheading prisoners.
  • Defector: North Korea will never give up their nukes

    05/15/2018 11:07:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Leading up to the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month, a former North Korean official says the country is only putting on a show about getting rid of their nuclear weapons. Thae Yong-Ho defected from North Korea in 2016, where he was the deputy ambassador to Great Britain. He said, “In the end, North Korea will remain a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear power.” He explained that the North “would oppose intrusive inspections as they would be viewed as a process of breaking down Kim Jong Un’s absolute power...
  • Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

    05/15/2018 11:00:57 AM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Digital Shorts
    One million plastic water bottles are sold every minute. Only 14 percent are recycled. The rest end up in landfill or in the ocean, taking years to decompose. Scientists have been working on an enzyme that can destroy all these bottles — and now they have succeeded by accident. UK and US scientists discovered an enzyme in the soil of a plastic landfill. While researching the enzyme, they accidentally caused it to mutate and created an enzyme that can break down plastic much faster than landfills. Currently, plastic bottles can only be recycled into carpets or clothing but this new...
  • The cost of unchecked illegal immigration is very real, and very high

    05/14/2018 9:25:37 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    The Glenn Beck Show ^ | May 14, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    For the past couple weeks, the "Who Killed Hannibal" meme has been doing the rounds. You've probably seen it. It's a two-panel meme. In the first panel, Eric Andre is shooting Hannibal Buress. In the second panel, Andre is looking at the camera and asking, "Who killed Hannibal?" As described on "KnowYourMeme." The scene became an object labeling exploitable image macro in 2018 in which the characters are labeled differently and Andre's line of dialogue is substituted with variations of the phrasal template 'Why would X do this?' It represents the denial and victim-blaming that many people or institutions use...
  • Confiscating the American Dream?

    05/14/2018 9:17:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | May 14, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    Under the Chicago Federal Reserves new program to cover underfunded pensions, the residents of Illinois are basically being asked to buy their homes all over again.
  • If Schneiderman is guilty, why did his victims go back to him “repeatedly” “often” and “frequently”?

    05/14/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 130 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 14, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    If Eric Schneiderman really is guilty, then why did his victims go back to him “repeatedly,” “often,” and “frequently”? Disclaimer: I am a person who believes that women have free will. Some of the following statements by me may seem controversial, but I am operating under the assumption that women have free will.The recent New Yorker article on Eric Schneiderman’s alleged abuse of four women states:“They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent.”If these intelligent, strong willed, college educated women with high paying jobs and expensive apartments in Manhattan continued...
  • McCAIN UNHINGED: Called Wife C-Word, Mocked Chelsea's Appearance, Threatened Grassley & Colleagues

    05/14/2018 6:37:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 13 May 18 | Admin
    We harken back to 2008 presidential election to decipher some facts the mainstream media refuses to report on Senate “maverick” John McCain’s unhinged behavior during his political career. Maverick? More like Maniac. Few in the media want to report the facts. Even McCain has refused to comment on his public relation disasters during his campaigns. The following is from a Rolling Stone profile on McCain from a reported embedded into his campaign. The revelations are beyond disturbing and eclipse any dirt the partisan media has dug up on President Trump. Good thing there was never a President McCain. During his...