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  • For "Tulsa", laid back, blues lovers: Clapton, J.J. Cale, "Duck Dunn" Live

    04/23/2014 7:15:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    You tube ^ | Ant Varandonis
    Unfortunately both J.J. and Don Dunn have passed on.
  • Brian Williams Raps "Gin and Juice"

    04/22/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    I know many FReepers aren't fans of rap music, and Brian Williams or Jimmy Fallon as well. But Fallon does a montage of Williams' clips to the beat of Snoop Dogg's 1993 "Gin and Juice" song. Needless to say, it is off da hook!
  • Bundyfest!: Burning Man guy to hold month-long music fest across from Cliven Bundy’s Ranch

    04/21/2014 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Death and Taxes blog ^ | April 21, 2014 | Robyn Pennacchia
    There are very few things in the world that have the power to make me roll my eyes as hard as Burning Man. I’m a lefty, but I’m also a curmudgeon with precious little patience for whimsy, specifically like, white-people-with-dreads-and-furry-boots-doing-fire-dancing whimsy. Particularly if it involves techno. It’s fine for other people, but not if they want to talk to me about it, as I find there is a lot of crossover between Burning Man types and people who will tell you the same story over and over again in the same conversation. However, I have to give my full-throated support...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/18/2014 | By Alan Duke, CNN
    (CNN) -- Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
  • Thad Cochran Won't You Please Come Home by The Boomers and Conservative Desoto Co. Voters

    04/14/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT · by jdirt · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 13, 2014 | Thomas Jefferson
    Thad Cochran Music Video, check it out !!
  • Will Ryan Seacrest Leave American Idol?

    04/11/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MJ's Big Blog ^ | 04/11/2014
    A new analysis from Variety reminds us that Ryan Seacrest’s contract to host American Idol is up at the end of the year. The question is, will he re-up in light of the aging show’s diminishing ratings? His contract with NBC is also up at the end of 2014.During his last negotiations, Ryan signed a two year contract at 30 million dollars. One way for the producers to cut costs would be to hirer a younger host for less money. With the judges panel constantly in flux the past few years, would it be a good idea to cut Ryan...
  • 'Miss Slovakia 2014' is Silvia Prochadzkova

    04/11/2014 8:53:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 69 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Kinda resembles a young Sophia Loren... More at Reaganite Republican... (borderline SFW, bikinis)
  • vanity - need help identifying song

    04/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 23 replies
    been looking for days on various song lyric finders, can't find it, so i am asking here. i have q sog i would like to find. i know the first verse. it is probably by a russian group. sounds like traditional song but sung by a rock group. in soviet russia, there is no bread in soviet russia, my masha said "the k, g b, is watching me"useful. in soviet russia, you wind up dead any help identifying the song and/or band would be useful.
  • TEAM AMERICA 10th ANNIVERSARY: How South Park Minions Gave Rise to the Tea Party

    04/03/2014 7:26:59 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 31 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Winters
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's marionette masterpiece Team America. While the 2004 action-musical took in a respectable $32M at the box office and received a fair amount of critical acclaim, at the time of its release it was most often characterized by its vulgarity than the sublime brilliance of its message. No doubt this had much to do with who was the butt of many of the jokes. SPOILER ALERT:The musical tells the tale of an elite US CIA-fronted paramilitary group, Team America, whose sole call of duty is to track and hunt...
  • Tell A Lie A Hundred Times It Becomes The Truth

    04/03/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Britic ^ | April 1, 2014 | William Dorich
    Angelina Jolie, is like the criminal in a low budget film who always returns to the scene of the crime. Jolie is shameless in returning to Bosnia after her propagandized rape movie entitled, In The Land of Blood and Honey—an irresponsible piece of film footage costing $50 million to produce that has failed miserably at the box office earning less then $5 million. Did she return to Srebrenica to mourn the dead or to rehabilitate her damaged career? Bringing with her William Hague, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is like bringing a fox to a...
  • God's not Dead movie -- short review

    03/31/2014 11:17:21 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 5 replies
    vanity ^ | 4/1/2014 | Keith van Brunt
    Wow excellent movie, which from the trailers, proved to live up to the expectations. This is a emmy winning quality movie. Kevin Sorbo plays the sexy macho bad guy poised against good looking Shane Harper. The girls are all cute. and what guy doesn't like to to see cute girls on the big screen. Cameo with Willie Robertson and his wife. David A.R.White plays his goofy self. Dean Cain plays the ultimate stink bomb of a person. Trisha LaFache plays his girl friend that learns she needs to deal with something other than internet popularity. It's a great mix of...
  • Pastors Enchanted by Hollywood's Courting Lead Christians to Patronize "Noah" Propaganda Film

    03/31/2014 10:06:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 16 replies
    "Some Christian leaders and Pastors have been making some pretty big leaps to actually recommend that Christians not only embrace Darren Aronofsky’s Noah movie but pay to see it. A couple of such articles I have read include one written exclusively for by John Snowden, the Biblical Consultant to filmmakers on the 'Noah' movie And another by Phil Cooke titled Why I'm Recommending Christians See the Movie "Noah" Many tweets by supporters have echoed some of the main points in those two articles so I will focus on Mr. Cooke’s article. Before the film was released, these leaders contended...
  • Meet Madison Rising, the Band Behind Sarah Palin's New Theme Song

    03/30/2014 1:09:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3-29-2014 | Ben Jacobs
    Politics 03.29.14 Meet Madison Rising, the Band Behind Sarah Palin's New Theme Song They're like Creed, with a little more Constitution. The theme song for Sarah Palin’s new television show Amazing America caught the Internet’s attention on Thursday. Palin, the former reality star on TLC, is launching her new show in April on the Sportsman Channel. Madison Rising, a self-described “constitutional pro-patriotic rock band” performing the theme song—also titled “Amazing America.”The song came about after the wife of the Madison Rising's lead singer, David Bray, connected the band with an executive at the Sportsman Channel. The executive liked what...
  • Don't Get Punked by Paramount's Pagan Noah Film

    03/28/2014 8:01:12 PM PDT · by publius321 · 49 replies ^ | March 28, 2014 | Scott Ryan
    "...After viewing Darren Aronofsky's Noah, I am astounded by the number of Christian Pastors who joined in the promoting of of this propaganda piece – but that is for my follow up column. Paramount says the Noah Movie was "inspired by the story of Noah" but it appears more likely it was inspired by the story of Al Gore’s protégé Ted Kaczynski. Paramount would have been more accurate if they had made a movie about the Uni-Bomber because this Noah had more in common with Ted then the Biblical Noah and Russell Crowe’s rendition would have required very little tweaking....
  • Billionaire will meet and greet you for $1000

    03/27/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-27-14 | DrJohn
    Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is planning a tour to help you with your life. The Oprah Winfrey experience is coming to an arena near you. Starting in September, Winfrey will set out on an eight-city Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend tour. The plan: pack 18,000-seat arenas for a two-day experience featuring a keynote by Winfrey, who will share her personal story and advice on Friday night, and group activities and speakers picked by her on Saturday. Among those signed to participate: Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, pastor Rob Bell, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant and, in certain cities, guru Deepak...
  • Seavey/Perry: Rise of a Podcast

    03/20/2014 7:45:49 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 20, 2014 | Gerard Perry and Todd Seavey
    In which we discuss Zack Snyder’s latest, liberal interpretation of the second Persian invasion of Greece, the pre-Islamic cultural history of Persia, Dear Reader, Michael Malice’s unauthorized autobiography of Kim Jong-il, the fickle nature of social media, and, naturally, comic books! Enjoy.
  • Onward Christian...protesters

    03/20/2014 5:35:24 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/19/2014 | Steve Berman
    On Monday, March 10, the band Switchfoot performed in Baton Rouge, at the Varsity Theater. Members of Consuming Fire, led by street evangelist Chris LePelley, protested the concert. They stood with megaphones and shouted things like "there won’t be Switchfoot [music] in hell, just Switchfoot fans." If you're not a fan, Switchfoot is a rock band. Some of their albums have done well in Christian radio, and have themes related to God. They do not promote themselves as a "Christian band." The Varsity Theatre is hardly a church, it's a club. They don't serve communion there, in fact, they might...
  • Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit

    03/18/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Political Correctness Watch ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jimmy Perry
    Full Title - It ain't half daft for the BBC to ban my show for being racist: Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit" Here’s a funny thing, though it might not make you laugh. Dad’s Army, the show I created and co-wrote with David Croft, is repeated every Saturday and gets audiences of 2.2 million. But my favourite sitcom of all, the one that recaptures the most extraordinary era of my life, will never be screened again. It Ain’t Half Hot Mum has been deemed by the BBC too politically...
  • Fighting to Win the Culture War

    03/12/2014 4:36:04 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    As a conservative, I have often bemoaned movies, tv shows, and musical acts that relentlessly push a progressive liberal agenda that is anathema to the American character. I know many others look at the entertainment industry and education and throw their hands up in despair or, even worse, meekly accept the garbage being spewed. Too often we are willing to turn the other cheek in the ongoing culture war, and I think that's a colossal mistake. I agree with the late Andrew Breitbart that we need to engage in the culture war as it impacts every facet of our lives...
  • Song for Today: "Roads to Moscow" by Al Stewart

    03/07/2014 6:25:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 43 replies ^ | 1973 | Al Stewart
    "Roads to Moscow" World War II history in the song Song on You Tube: Roads to Moscow by Al Stewart Lyric: They crossed over the border, the hour before dawn Moving in lines through the day Most of our planes were destroyed on the ground where they lay Waiting for orders we held in the wood Word from the front never came By evening the sound of the gunfire was miles away Ah, softly we move through the shadows, slip away through the trees Crossing their lines in the mists in the fields on our hands and on our knees...
  • Godzilla-Sized Zither Hangs off the Seattle Space Needle

    Why don't music innovators win competitions like America's Got Talent? Or is this guy too Vegas-y? Coming from a string instrument background, I am baffled by the idea of tuning each of the strings.
  • More About Jesus

    03/05/2014 2:28:59 PM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 3-5-2014 | Revski
    This video has three inspiring songs, instrumental - Shackled By A Heavy Burden, Someday Soon and Now I’m On My Way To Heaven. This video is the one I wanted to be viewed. Thanks for putting up with me.
  • More About Jesus

    03/05/2014 2:22:15 PM PST · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 3-5-2014 | Revski
    This video has three inspiring songs, instrumental - Shackled By A Heavy Burden, Someday Soon and Now I’m On My Way To Heaven.
  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • Piers Morgan Brought Positive Change

    02/28/2014 6:37:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | dea
    Piers Morgan He was vilified for his abhorrence of the second amendment.  His ratings sank lower and lower until he was shown the door.   He had a petition signed by over 100,000 people asking for his deportation from the United States. reports that he abused his staff (quoting from the New York Daily News).  Yet, in spite of these achievements, or perhaps, because of them, a commenter at says that Piers Morgan brought positive change to a number of people in his life.  Olorin writes: I think he was terribly useful and served an outstanding niche: I...
  • Lord and President Business: Lego Movie Perpetuates Crony-Capitalism Contradiction

    02/26/2014 5:29:31 AM PST · by InsightSur · 4 replies
    NB: this review necessarily contains extensive spoilers. For a movie about plastic bricks, The Lego Movie is surprisingly fun — and funny. Unfortunately, the film is tinged with a layer of hypocrisy more intricate than the instruction guide to a Lego castle. The Lego Movie may just be a movie for children about toys, but it is making an impact (even if only subliminal) on impressionable minds — young and adult alike.
  • The Statler Brothers Amazin Grace (long version)

    02/21/2014 9:31:52 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/21/14
    I was coming back from Navajo country Thursday afternoon Michael Savage was so depressing (true but depressing) that I search the radio and come on this song playing on the another station. I had never heard the Statler Brothers version of Amazing Grace. Listen and you will see why it is now one of my favorites. Funny thing when the song was over the annoucer was speaking Navajo and the only thing I could understand was when he said The Statler Brothers!
  • YouTube:Obama Special Edition:Hail To The Chief

    02/20/2014 4:16:22 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | Staff
    Obama Special Edition:Hail To The Chief
  • Free Republic February 20,2014 Symphony of The Day (Barenboim - "El Amor) Brujo")

    02/20/2014 3:54:22 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 20 ,2014 | Daniel Barenboim conducts Manuel de Falla's
    Free Republic Symphony of The Day: Barenboim -"El Amor Brujo" Daniel Barenboim conducts Manuel de Falla's "El Amor Brujo" (Danza ritual del fuego) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from the Kölner Philharmonie (Germany) I don't know why but part of it would make for a great time-travel sequence.
  • 'Zee Zee Top'

    02/20/2014 9:44:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 71 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Senior Prom (1970) The legendary rock band -still unknown outside eastern Texas at the time- had signed a deal to play a small-town high school prom in Orange, Texas in late 1969, but had already been discovered and signed by London Records in the Spring of 1970, prior to the May event. Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons (then 20-21 y.o.) did attempt to get out of the contract, but the school couldn't scrape-up another band on such short notice... so ZZ Top -being the Christian Republicans and all-round good guys that they are- still did the...
  • YouTube Symphony of the Day:By Special Request -Nessum Dorma

    02/19/2014 8:30:34 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Yoy Tube ^ | Luciano Pavarotti
    Old Retired Army Guy,Conservative4Ever, Okay. So,I'm just and old softie, So, here it is, a day early. What's the big deal? ENjoy it! Luciano Pavarotti:By Special Request:Nessun Dorma
  • You Tube Symphony of The Day:Luciano Pavaroti:Figaro

    02/19/2014 7:05:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | Rosini
    Figaro, the central character in 'The Barber of Seville" By Rossini Luciano Pavarotti Sings Figaro by Rossni
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'Same Old Blues' (LIVE, 1975)

    02/18/2014 3:07:23 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    I dunno how many of ya'll caught Lynyrd Skynyrd (named after the core members' high school gymn teacher -Leonard Skinnard- back in Jacksonville, Florida) live on stage, but this Yankee here was a BIG fan back in the days... Still a major enthusiast for blues rock, i.e. Cream, early Humble Pie (with Peter Frampton), early 70s Status Quo, et. al, actually- and I really do think these guys are the ones who got me into it. But the plane crash that ended the band kept me from ever seeing the real Skynyrd. I did -though- have the opportunity to see the...
  • Annie Get Your Gun a symbol for America’s armed women

    02/13/2014 1:22:49 PM PST · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 13, 2013 | Martha
    While some American women have fallen victim to the idea that the government will take care of them from the cradle to the grave there are others who have learned how to use firearms to protect themselves and their families.
  • Berlin Wall Anniversary/"Rockin' the Wall" in your town

    02/10/2014 6:12:49 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    This November is the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling. We completed a film called "Rockin' the Wall" about music's part in bringing down the wall, featuring interviews with witnesses from behind the Iron Curtain, policy analysts, historians, and musicians, from the Doors, Quiet Riot, Toto, Vanilla Fudge, and so on. Beginning around October 1, we will be doing a limited national theatrical release and can bring the film for a one-night-only screening to your town! These screenings usually have a number of people who lived under communism come out and tell their stories. Please freepmail me if you...
  • Black Leaders Impeding Dr. King's Dream

    02/08/2014 11:50:16 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | 2/7/14 | Reasonmclucus
    The biggest impediment to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream of a society in which color is not considered important is the continued used of the extremely racist term "African-American". The term implies the descendants of slaves are a separate race whose members belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America long before the American Revolution. The term "African American" arbitrarily segregates people by skin color. The term treats people with dark complexions as if they only had African ancestors even if more of their ancestors came from somewhere...
  • Live Music Is Not Dead

    02/06/2014 1:41:48 PM PST · by smaug314 · 14 replies
    NextSound ^ | 2014-02-06 | Tad Malone
    It seems every few years some influential critic or essayist decides that live music is dead. Usually it happens when some technology — like the internet–quickly eclipses a traditional means by which the music industry makes money. This argument is then usually ratified by disgruntled and worried musicians (meaning: most of them, all of the time), and finally spread and recycled around the music world. . . until finally washes up on the shores of the mainstream media, where it becomes the ‘everything is going to hell’ meme of the week.
  • Jeopardy's New Game-Theory Devotee Is One to Keep an Eye On

    02/02/2014 10:52:21 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 32 replies
    The Wire ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Meet Arthur Chu, Jeopardy's latest and greatest star, who has used Jeopardy game theory to become nightly must-see TV. But his unorthodox methods — though correct by the numbers — have made him a polarizing figure in the Jeopardy community. Arthur first appeared on the show on Tuesday, and has gone on a nice run of three straight wins. Thus far, he's been quick and confident with his answers and has a good brain on his shoulders. But the story is firmly on how he's playing, as his game theory strategies have made for a frustrating television experience for viewers. Those...
  • The Grammys: Theater of Antichrist

    02/01/2014 7:56:45 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 31 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | February 1, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In his excellent and prophetic book Trousered Apes, Professor Duncan Williams documented extensively the banishment of God from society in the West and said that as a result, "the Western world and its culture is saturated with violence and animalism....We are teaching savagery and are naively appalled at the success of our instruction." Professor Williams continues, "What shocks an audience today will be acceptable tomorrow and thus the contemporary dramatist [or reality show producer, my note] is constantly impelled to seek further excesses to gratify a warped taste which he has himself implanted in the public mind....The whole modern cult...
  • My personal Fox News nightmare: Inside a month of self-induced torture

    01/31/2014 3:10:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Haggerty
    "....A 2007 study found that in the 2000 presidential election, “Republicans gained 0.4 to 0.7 percentage points in the towns that broadcast Fox News.” The study’s estimates “imply that Fox News convinced 3 to 28 percent of its viewers to vote Republican, depending on the audience measure.” In addition to being influential, I also learned that Fox News is an extremely poor source of information about current events....One of the first things I noticed was how similar all of the on-air personalities were..... Shep Smith seems to be the exception to this. In contrast, he comes across as refreshingly candid...
  • Shock and Outrage as Christian Film Stripped of ‘Best Song’ Oscar Nomination (Video)

    01/30/2014 8:31:41 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-30-2014 | Susan Frommer
    by Susan Frommer | Top Right News by Hollywood's war against Christians continues. Sunday it was the Grammy's ode to witchcraft, Satan, and same-sex 'marriage'. Today, it was Goliath crushing David underfoot -- as a beautiful song from a small-budget Christian film had its Oscar nomination revoked after a vicious Hollywood uproar against it. At a meeting this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors decided to strip the surprise nomination for Best Song from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” which appears in the independent Christian-produced film of the same name. The unprecedented move followed a massive online...
  • What conservatives can learn fm Hollywood:Good stories told well can influence political perspective

    01/28/2014 10:01:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-28-14 | Vince
    Watching movies are one of my favorite pastimes. Our favorite movies say a lot about us… although I’m not exactly sure what. My top five (in no particular order) are Gladiator, Valley Girl, Galaxy Quest, Lost in Translation and probably Tombstone. Movies are a unique form of entertainment because they are touchstones, shared experiences which so many Americans have in common. Lines like “I’m walking here!” or “You had me at hello” or “Make my day, punk” have made it into the American lexicon and are often used in our everyday lives in order to call up certain shared understandings...
  • Brokeback Mountain The Opera

    01/27/2014 6:27:20 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 24 replies
    AP Bretibart ^ | 1/27/2014
    Brokeback Mountain, The Opera,is having its premiere opening in Madrid, Spain. The author, Annie Proulx, said that the operatic version would "present an opportunity to explore the complexities of the tale in a way neither her own short story nor the movie by director Ang Lee were able to do." She also said that the opera would "open up the characters involved in the doomed love affair." Which, I imagine, will go a long way in helping the actors reach those high notes. Apologies aforehand for any coffee upchucked keyboards.
  • Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" was the feminist's anthem. "But I'm still an embryo "

    01/25/2014 8:17:09 PM PST · by boycott · 8 replies
    Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" was released in 1972. The year before the Roe vs. Wade decision. The song was played at the National Organization for Women's national convention in 1973. "I Am Woman" has been the organization's anthem for almost 50 years. Others may have noted before but I never knew one of the lines in the song was, "But I'm still an embryo With a long, long way to go." I guess they didn't view embryos as lifeless tissue at the time? At one time the feminist movement was about women being treated with respect and equality in...
  • What is wrong with this picture ?

    01/23/2014 11:48:32 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 53 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Jan, 23 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    What is wrong with this picture? What kind of people are we when we celebrate sleaze and ignore honor and valor ?
  • Will You Facebook, Take Thee Netflix...?

    01/22/2014 9:58:02 PM PST · by publius321
    "...The numbers they have make the valuation of Facebook dependent more on how many ways can they monetize their 1.2 billion subscribers. Pardon me for being crass but when we talk about "monetization" with regard to Facebook, the question put bluntly really boils down to how many ways can they extract money from them? This discussion usually leads to contemplating the number of ways Facebook can advertise to them without driving users away. This is all pretty much "inside the box" thinking. It doesn't require a stretch because..." (continue)
  • A Party for the Empress

    01/22/2014 6:01:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 1-21-2014 | Keith Koffler
    It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle class to taking gifts and free stuff, and diminished their work ethic. And the rulers, in their indulgence and eagerness to please the citizenry, had amassed for the empire incalculable debts that it could never...
  • Cube, Intuit, or PayPal Here credit card swipers for a small business?

    01/17/2014 7:36:25 PM PST · by bboop · 16 replies
    self ^ | 1.17.14 | self
    I am president of the board of a community orchestra, and I want to get a credit card swiper so people can donate at our concerts and/or purchase ticket for our fundraiser. I have done some research on Intuits, Cubes, and PayPal Here. But now I would like to gather some anecdotal evidence. Does anyone have experience with these? Preference? Feedback? Hate them? Cautionary advice? I have an iPhone 4 with IOS 5.
  • ATTENTION Musicians, Aspiring Musicians, etc. SONGSTERR

    01/14/2014 10:21:42 PM PST · by This Just In · 24 replies
    January 14, 2014 | This Just In
    Good evening, I was told about a website called Songterr this evening. It's basically a guitar tabs site which include rhythms. Songterr features automated tabs with midi playback attached. Have any of you used/use Songterr? If so, do you like it? If so, what's the pro's? Con's? Thank you, TJI
  • Crist to speak for Dems at Gridiron [squares off with Ted Cruz]

    01/14/2014 8:46:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2014 | Emily Goodin
    Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist will be the Democratic speaker at Washington's famed Gridiron dinner. He will face off against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) at the March event. Gridiron president Clark Hoyt of Bloomberg announced the selection in an email to members on Tuesday. "I'm delighted to announce that former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will be the Democratic speaker at the 2014 Gridiron Spring Dinner on Saturday, March 8. Crist will square off against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz representing the Republicans," Hoyt wrote in an email obtained by The Hill. Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida, is running for his...