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  • 'Largest Ever' Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

    08/31/2016 8:11:02 AM PDT · by onona · 44 replies
    Insight Crime ^ | 30 Aug 2016 | Mimi Yagoub
    Authorities in San Diego County, California, have reportedly made the area's largest-ever cash seizure, drawing attention to the role of bulk cash smuggling as a simple yet enduringly popular money laundering method for transnational organized crime.
  • "Whose Who are You?" Paul Ash & Orchestra on Columbia 602-D (Milton Watson vocalist)

    08/31/2016 12:16:31 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1926 | Paul Ash
    Paul Ash and His Orchestra plays "Whose Who are You?" on Columbia 602-D. Vocal chorus is by Milton Watson.
  • 9 Signs you're a highly sensitive person

    08/30/2016 10:15:25 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 34 replies ^ | Aug. 30, 2016 | Travis Bradbury
    Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain Aron has studied this phenomenon extensively, and using MRI scans of highly sensitive people’s brains, she’s found that they experience sounds, feelings, and even the presence of other people much more intensely than the average person. Sensitivity And Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EQ) is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. The good news is that highly sensitive people...
  • Video Of Son Connecting With Dad With Alzheimer’s Through Song Goes Viral

    08/30/2016 5:22:31 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 32 replies
    Scary ^ | 17 AUG 2016 | Jeriann Sullivan
    Eighty year old Ted McDermott has been entertaining most of his life and was well known for singing in clubs around England. His nickname – The Songaminute Man – was given to him because of his incredible ability to remember so many songs. In the past few years his memory has deteriorated as he battles Alzheimer’s, but the songs remain. Simon McDermott, 40, uploaded dashcam video of him and his dad, 80-year-old Ted, driving around and singing. “In the last few years his memory has deteriorated a lot – often not recognising family and with many aggressive episodes. When we’ve...
  • If you could give a card to play in the debates, what would it be?

    08/30/2016 3:56:26 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 21 replies
    I would suggest he use this on her. It's from one of the best bands of all time. Skynyrd. "Watergate does not bother me." "Does your conscious bother you?" "Tell me true." With the fore thought, she was removed from the legal team of Watergate. She has no room to wiggle.
  • George Washington University hires Muslim convicted of soliciting jihad murder

    08/30/2016 2:32:09 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies ^ | 08/30/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, says: “I trust him. We did our due diligence.” How did they do that? It may be that Jesse Morton is as reformed and repentant as the day is long, but when George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security has a “Program on Extremism” and not a “Program on Jihad,” how diligent could they be in vetting Morton for adherence to an ideology they don’t even admit exists? What’s more, Morton was convicted of soliciting the jihad murder of...
  • Vladimir Putin Arrested Outside West Palm Beach Publix After Arguing With Employees

    08/30/2016 2:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    West Palm Beach Police arrested a man on who has quite the familiar name: Vladimir Putin. No, it was not the President of Russia who ended up in jail, but a resident of the city who shares his name. A member of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC 6 that Putin was also charged with resisting arrest following the incident outside a Publix.
  • The American Dream (My Title)

    08/30/2016 10:42:27 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Facebook | Sen Tim Scott (Rep, SC)
    (This was taken from Senator Scott's FaceBook feed) My grandfather left school after 3rd grade to pick cotton. He never learned to read, but he taught us so much about what's really important. My mom worked 16 hour days as a nurse's assistant to keep food on the table for my brother and me. Her love and sacrifice were immovable forces in our lives. My brother just retired as a Command Sergeant Major after 30 years in the Army. His son, my nephew, has degrees from Georgia Tech and Duke, and is now headed to medical school at Emory. Our...
  • Opinion: Donald Trump Will Win the Election

    08/30/2016 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 8/30/2016 | Brian Darling
    Donald Trump can, and will, beat Hillary Clinton and become President of the United States. As much as the media and political elite have already written off Trump, the evidence shows that Trump is on track to win this fall because of his popular message, his record of victory in the Republican primaries, and Hillary’s unpopularity. First of all, don’t believe the media spin. This race is tight. The pundits and the media elites can’t fathom the idea that a guy like Donald Trump could be our next President. They are presented on a daily basis dishonesty from Hillary Clinton,...
  • 10 amazing ancient wonders that still remain a mystery

    08/30/2016 7:35:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    Dwarka is one of the most ancient cities of India. The city, five miles long and two miles wide, is located 120 feet underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India. The discovery was particularly astonishing to scientists as the area predates all other finds in the area by at least 5,000 years, suggesting a much longer history of the civilization than was first assumed (carbon dating estimates the site to be almost 10,000 years old). Marine scientists used sonar images and sum-bottom profiling to locate the lost ruins and it is believed the area was...
  • Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 8:34:37 AM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    (Full title):Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump- A 25-year-old with no Trump ties raises $1 million by dangling 'dinner' with the GOP nominee. At a glance, the two websites look virtually indistinguishable. Both feature a photo of Donald Trump, in a suit and red tie, in front of a giant American flag. Both seemingly offer a chance for two to win dinner with Donald Trump. One is at; the other is at The first belongs to Trump’s campaign. The second is a scheme run by Ian Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who has no affiliation with...
  • Coney Island’s Wahlburgers Sued For Wage Theft, And Other Labor Violations

    08/29/2016 3:26:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | Sean Egan
    The suit, which was filed on August 18, says the franchise’s Coney Island location, which opened in 2015, and is the subject of the A&E series “Wahlburgers,” paid employees for significantly fewer hours than they actually worked; forced workers to unlawfully pool tips with non-tipped employees in the kitchen; and didn’t pay full time-and-a-half for overtime. Employees frequently complained to the managers of the Burger restaurant, but to no avail, according to the lawsuit. Wahlburgers didn’t even pay employees for coming to mandatory meetings, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After a special event held by the...
  • Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic

    08/29/2016 2:05:59 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies ^ | 08/29/2016 | Andrew Dalton Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said. Soon after, hundreds of passengers raced onto streets or the tarmac, causing major flight delays that the airport was still recovering from Monday. Video shows at least six officers confronting the man dressed as the fictional crime fighter Zorro outside Terminal 7 around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Investigators were focusing on what prompted the first of several 911 that came...

    08/29/2016 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    RSBN ^ | 8/29/2016 | RSBN Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign is making its biggest general election ad buy to date, with plans to spend upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expecting to air a new ad, which paints rival Hillary Clinton as a job-killer, as soon as Monday in nine states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada – all battleground states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival...
  • Humiliated Huma FINALLY dumps sexting Weiner:

    08/29/2016 1:57:33 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 43 replies
    Huma Abedin has revealed in a statement that she is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner in the wake of his latest sexting scandal 'Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life,' said Abedin in a statement, referencing their four-year-old son Jordan A glum-looking Abedin was seen in the Hamptons Sunday after a day of fundraising with Hillary Clinton Last night, the New York Post revealed that Weiner had allegedly been caught in a sexting scandal for the third time in five years One of the photos Weiner,...
  • Muslim Pretends He Is At Mass, Then He Pulls Out An Axe And Attacks The Priest

    08/29/2016 11:43:02 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 44 replies ^ | 08/29/2016 | Andreww Bieszad
    A Muslim suicide bomber pretending to be a Christian at a major Catholic Church surprised everybody when he stood up, ran at and slashed the priest with an axe, and tried to blow himself up. But in nothing short of a miracle, the bomb just fizzled out and the congregation held him there until police came: Priest Albert Pandiangan, 60, was holding the holy ceremony at the altar when the 18-year-old fanatic rushed towards him with a backpack bomb and tried to blow himself up. But the bomb burned without setting off the explosives, so the jihadi pulled an axe...
  • EU nations must not refuse Muslim migrants: Merkel

    08/29/2016 9:43:05 AM PDT · by wtd · 37 replies
    The Local de ^ | August 29, 2016
    EU nations must not refuse Muslim migrants: MerkelThe refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc. That's not right at all that some countries say: 'generally speaking, we don't want to have Muslims in our countries'," Merkel told German public television channel ARD. Backing the idea of a quota system for taking in migrants, the German leader stressed that "everyone must do their part," and that "a common solution must be found." A common European migration policy is a...
  • Prayer Request For My Dad

    08/28/2016 7:47:46 PM PDT · by newb2012 · 49 replies
    Dear Friends, Please pray for my dad! He hasn’t been feeling well lately and fainted in my hands yesterday. Cant think of that moment without breaking down. Please keep him in your prayers tonight. Newb.
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump’s Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by orchestra · 2 replies
    Regated ^ | 8/28/2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city. Aldridge was shot in the head while walking her baby in a stroller after registering her children at school. Radford described the event as one that “is all too common,” adding another child to the “hundreds of children, who [have] become casualties of Chicago’s violence.” Radford also explained that nearly half...
  • Caught: DNC Packs Empty Seats with HIRED ACTORS? (youtube title/video)

    08/28/2016 3:29:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | Jul 30, 2016 | HighImpactFlix
    Video about the possible use of seat-fillers at the 2016 Democrat Convention in Philadelphia. Normal seeming people, including a DNC delegate, talk on camera making the case that huge numbers of delegates left the convention. Empty seats were filled with paid actors. One delegate asserts that people present in the convention hall are portrayed as Bernie delegates but are again, paid actors. He notes he does not recognize these "new" people and doesn't believe they are delegates. Another man notes that the hall was extremely empty until paid actors showed up en masse and films the empty seats on his...
  • Immigration Expert: U.S. to Resettle Nearly One Million Muslim Migrants Under One Term of Clinton

    08/28/2016 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2016 | Julia Hahn
    The U.S. could resettle nearly one million immigrants from the Muslim world under one term of a Hillary Clinton presidency, according to projections from Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota. Camarota explained that this large expansion in Muslim migration would be part of a massive increase in overall immigration, which the U.S. could experience under a President Hillary Clinton. Camarota noted that Clinton could potentially add as many as 10 million new immigrants to the U.S. during her first term alone, on top of the millions of illegal immigrants to whom she would grant immediate amnesty. Camarota’s analysis is based...
  • Trump Sign

    08/28/2016 4:55:32 AM PDT · by streetsmart · 40 replies
    Did anyone else make the $50 donation to the Trump campaign for the personalized yard sign. I did about 3 weeks ago and have not yet received. Has anyone else received theirs.
  • "Greater" The Brandon Burlsworth movie.

    08/27/2016 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 5 replies
    Campus Rush ^ | August 26 2016 | Andy Staples
    On Friday, an 11-year odyssey to bring Brandon Burlsworth's story to the big screen will reach its conclusion when Greater opens in 400 theaters in 20 states. "You will laugh and cry," said Chris Severio, the actor who plays Brandon. Judging by the trailer, you will indeed do both.
  • ‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias

    08/27/2016 1:49:59 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 Aug 2016 | By JONATHAN MAHLER and STEVE EDER
    She seemed like the model tenant. A 33-year-old nurse who was living at the Y.W.C.A. in Harlem, she had come to rent a one-bedroom at the still-unfinished Wilshire Apartments in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens. She filled out what the rental agent remembers as a “beautiful application.” She did not even want to look at the unit.
  • So, Trump's Campaigning in Iowa Today; Where's Hillary?

    08/27/2016 12:47:32 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 54 replies
    I've been keeping up with Trump and Pence on their Twitter accounts. So busy! I assume this is Hillary! today: I could be wrong, but haven't seen her out and about this weekend.
  • Anatomy of a Hillary Clinton scandal

    08/27/2016 10:28:52 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | August 27, 2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward. Sanders failed to understand that Clinton scandals are sprawling, multilayered, complex things. They defy time and space. They grow and burrow. The central problem with Hillary Clinton’s emails was not the classified material. It wasn’t the headline-making charge by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director of her extreme carelessness in handling it. That’s a serious offence, to be sure, and...
  • Trump's Weirdo Doctor Uses Windows XP, Which Could Be a Violation of HIPAA

    08/27/2016 8:40:56 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 90 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 26 August 2016 | Matt Novak
    NBC News has a new article about Donald Trump’s doctor of 35 years, Dr. Harold Bornstein—the guy who claimed that Trump, if elected, would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The dude looks like a character from a bad 70s porno flick, but Deadspin’s Tim Burke spotted something weirder: Dr. Bornstein is using Windows XP. Why does it matter if Dr. Bornstein is using an outdated operating system? Well, it could be a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP back in 2014 and HIPAA requires doctors to make...
  • Switched at birth by federally-run hospital: Manitoba men raised by the wrong parents

    08/27/2016 4:46:11 AM PDT · by onona · 20 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | James Turner
    WINNIPEG — For years, people in the tiny northern Manitoba community of Norway House Cree Nation gossiped and whispered about why David Tait Jr. and Leon Swanson didn’t look much like their parents. Now, the two men — born just days apart in the same remote community’s hospital — are devastated after learning that they’ve called the wrong people their family for decades after apparently being switched at birth.
  • Christians Hire Security Guards To Protect Their Church (tr)

    08/27/2016 3:11:43 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies ^ | 08/27/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Church guards in Egypt shot dead a knife-wielding attacker who fatally stabbed one of their own men at a Coptic church Wednesday morning. According to the Associated Press (AP), Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that an unnamed assailant attacked one of the church guards at the Virgin Mary Church in Nozha suburb and stabbed him to death. The church’s other security officials then gunned down the killer. Though the killer’s motives for the attack remain unclear as investigations continue, this follows a spike of sectarian attacks against the country’s religious minorities. Coptic Christians frustrated with the spate of religious-driven...
  • After Bel Mooney revealed how her dog came to her after death:Can dead pets really come back. .

    08/26/2016 6:17:02 PM PDT · by fella · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 August 2016
    Do the animals we’ve loved and lost truly leave us? Earlier this week, Bel Mooney told of her grief at losing her dog, Bonnie, and how, at her lowest ebb, she felt Bonnie come back to her. In response, dozens of you responded with stories of signs from the after-life from dearly beloved pets . . . Eight years ago, I had a lovely black cat called Nevil. One afternoon a lady knocked on my door and told me she had run over my cat. For two weeks I was truly devastated. One night I could not sleep and went...
  • As Seen on TV - Flex Seal

    08/26/2016 3:02:10 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 94 replies
    Anyone had any luck using Flex Seal? I'm betting it's no where as good as the guy on tv says it is. Thought I'd ask to see if anyone has tried it. I included UFOs as a topic just in case this stuff works in space. HA!
  • Badge Protects NHP Trooper From Bullet After Exchange of Gunfire With Suspect

    08/26/2016 1:27:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a bullet and a suspect was killed after an exchange of gunfire early this morning in the southeast Las Vegas Valley. The trooper pulled over a vehicle with three people shortly after midnight near U.S. 95 and Boulder Highway, according to investigators. A man in the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and was pursued by the trooper. Boulder Highway is closed between U.S. 95 and Lamb Boulevard in either direction. Two people who remained inside the vehicle after the traffic stop have been detained for questioning. This is an excerpt. NHP...
  • Are Nonstop Muslim Atrocities the “New Norm”?

    08/26/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies
    As hardly a few days pass without some Islamic terror attack in the West—recently and as of this writing an “Allahu Akbar” shouting Muslim man stabbed a Jew in France and an “Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslim woman ran over two policemen in Canada—the West risks becoming desensitized to and seeing Islamic violence as “just another part of life.” The words and deeds of Western leaders are not helping. After the Islamic terror attack in Nice, France, where 84 were killed, counterterrorism chief Patrick Calvar said: “Today, France is clearly the most threatened country. The question about the threat is not...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton bombed Saddam to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal(tr)

    08/26/2016 9:56:27 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 32 replies ^ | 08/26/2016 | Louise Boyle For
    Hillary Clinton launched an astonishing public attack on Nigel Farage on Thursday - hours after he taunted her scandal-hit reputation as he campaigned beside Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential candidate used a speech attacking Trump and claiming he was linked to the KKK to launch an assault on Farage, whom she labeled as 'one of Britain's most prominent right-wing leaders' - and accused him of being inspired by Vladimir Putin. Farage had been hailed by Trump for his role in securing an anti-establishment victory in the British referendum on leaving the European Union. The former leader of the United Kingdom...
  • It's the "Halt-Right" The Ones Who Will Stop the Bleeding

    08/26/2016 5:18:28 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 23 replies
    Right? Right
  • Spying Wifi Router

    08/26/2016 2:24:10 AM PDT · by conserv8 · 21 replies
    As people move through a space with a Wi-Fi signal, their bodies affect it, absorbing some waves and reflecting others in various directions. By analyzing the exact ways that a Wi-Fi signal is altered when a human moves through it, researchers can “see” what someone writes with their finger in the air, identify a particular person by the way that they walk, and even read a person’s lips with startling accuracy—in some cases even if a router isn’t in the same room as the person performing the actions.
  • Police headquarters becomes baby safe haven

    08/25/2016 11:57:48 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | SAMANTHA PERRY
    A baby discovered covered in vomit in the backseat of an alleged DUI driver’s vehicle found a safe haven and compassionate caregivers at the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment Tuesday evening. Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Princeton troopers made a Driving Under the Influence arrest about a mile from their headquarters on Oakvale Road. “We made an arrest for DUI,” said trooper B.R. Wood, with the Princeton detachment. “The 1-year-old baby boy was in the backseat covered in vomit. The vehicle was disabled, so we brought the baby boy back to the detachment.” Wood said Senior Trooper D.C. Graham gave...
  • CPUSA endorsed Clinton

    08/25/2016 9:32:40 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Michael Savage Show | 8/25/2016 | self
    Listening to podcast of today's Michael Savage show and he indicated that the Communist Party USA endorsed Hillary for President. He said the Trump campaign needs to find a video or audio of this and use it in an ad.
  • Julian Assange Wikileaks Megyn Kelly FULL Interview August 25, 2016 Fox News part2(MUST WATCH)

    08/25/2016 7:04:16 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    Julian Assange Wikileaks Megyn Kelly FULL Interview August 25, 2016 Fox News part2(MUST WATCH)
  • (PART 2)Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents

    08/25/2016 6:51:56 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 16 replies
    (PART 2)Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 25 16 BIG NEWS MUST WATCH
  • The Evolution of the Clinton Excuse Machine

    08/25/2016 4:23:54 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 6 replies
    Vanity | 08/26/2016 | Sasparilla
    The Evolution of Clinton Excuses 1. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time. Ever. These allegations are false. 2. It all depends on what your definition of is, is. 3. Its a vast right wing conspiracy. 4. Its just another thing to throw against the wall to see if it sticks. 5. I dont recall. 6. At this point, what does it matter? 7. We didnt do anything wrong. 8. We didnt know we were doing anything wrong. 9. You cant prove we knew we were...
  • Transgender inmate sues Missouri prison for hormone treatment

    08/25/2016 4:01:29 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | LAURA BULT
    A transgender inmate says she’s been living in a “personal prison” because a Missouri correctional facility has denied her access to hormone treatment, according to a new lawsuit.

    08/25/2016 12:05:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    RSBN ^ | 8/25/16 | RSBN staff
    An ad released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says at the top of the video, followed by images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally....
  • Movie "Arrival" drawn from short story - very unlike

    08/25/2016 10:51:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    web ^ | 8/25/16 | vanity
    As a big scifi fan, I noted the recent trailer release for the movie "Arrival." I also noted its connection to a short story written in 1998 by Ted Chiang. The trailer shows a fast-paced actioner including big explosions, zero-gravity, NBC suits, and an allusion to the aliens being unable to tell the difference between weapons and other tools. The story is very different. It is slow -- plodding, even --, boring, and unspectacular. The story relates the aliens' coming to Earth and setting-up rooms wherein the aliens face humans through a transparent wall. The entire story deals with attempts...
  • I Only Date Guys With High Credit Scores

    08/25/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 152 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700. “I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post. Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date. While some may call her snooty for checking someone’s FICO number before becoming Facebook official, she’s been focused on her finances since she was 16 years old and has a credit score above 800.
  • Progressivism kills dolphins. So stop feeding the dolphins!

    08/25/2016 8:33:27 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    You ever see one of these signs? If you live in a warm-climate state near large bodies of water, you most likely have in one form or another. They're quite common. It is also common to see the official signs, which may look like this: You know this is a discouragement of socialism, right? Now, I don't want to downplay the effect of wild animals who get hungry and lash out, and other maladies, such as getting stuck in a net or the effect of propeller blades. But lets be serious here. Among other things this is a de-facto campaign...
  • Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK

    08/25/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NZ Hearld ^ | 08/25/16 | Holly Ryan
    Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting later this year. Domino's Group chief executive and managing director, Don Meij said the company had been investigating innovative and new delivery methods as business had grown. This included looking at robotic delivery, which the government is still considering. Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps - however Domino's said...
  • Exclusive film clip: Watch 'Snowden' demolish his CIA aptitude test

    08/25/2016 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    CNET ^ | 08/24/16 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, demonstrates serious smarts in this scene from Oliver Stone's upcoming political thriller. Get a first look here. Americans remain divided on their opinions of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and NSA contractor who copied and leaked classified information in 2013. But if Oliver Stone's new political thriller "Snowden" can be believed, there's one issue about the man that can't be debated. He's brilliant. In an exclusive clip provided to CNET from Open Road Films, Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, takes an aptitude test during the CIA recruitment process. The senior intelligence operative running...
  • How Barack Obama sold out Syrians to appease Iran

    08/25/2016 5:31:27 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Terry Glavin
    Last Sunday marked the three-year anniversary of the most egregious use of weapons of mass destruction in the 21st century: the sarin gas massacre in Ghouta, Syria, where President Bashar Assad caused the death by asphyxiation of 1,300 men, women and children. No particular fuss was made over the milestone, and it’s not hard to understand why. Syrians are now being burned to death by napalm. A primitive version of the Vietnam-era incendiary jelly is routinely packed into the crude barrel bombs Assad’s forces have been dropping on civilian neighbourhoods at a rate of about 220 a week since October,...
  • Inspirational Frogs

    08/25/2016 3:24:46 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy ^ | 8/25/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is a video of, Old Fashion Revival Singing and Church, with imaginative animation of frogs that have been inspired and singing a short version of the hymns, "Jesus Love Me" and "Revive Us Again". The instrumental in this video is, "Revive Us Again. James 1: 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow for turning.