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  • How Genesis’ Dream Team Could Reinvent the Luxury Car – The Lohdown

    07/18/2018 9:03:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Motor Trend ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Loh
    It all started back in 2006 when Kia Motors announced that Peter Schreyer would become its new Chief Design Officer. At the time, this move seemed equally audacious and puzzling: smart hire by Kia boss Eui-sun Chung, the son of Mong-koo Chung, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), but perhaps foolish for Schreyer. After all, what could the smaller automaker offer besides handsome compensation, frequent flyer miles, and a top-down corporate culture? Schreyer, a legit rock star in the design world (with the back-in-black wardrobe to match), already had an impressive résumé that listed icons such...
  • Trump baby blimp set to follow president around US

    07/16/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    SBS News ^ | July 17, 2018
    The now-famous Trump baby blimp, which flew above protests across the UK as a defiant symbol against Donald Trump last week, could soon be on its way to the US. A GoFundMe page to get the inflatable baby Trump – complete with bright orange skin and a nappy – stateside has raised more than $10,000 in just three days. Activist Didier Jiminez-Castro set up the GoFundMe page to raise $4,500 to get the 20-foot blimp to Bedminster, New Jersey, where Mr Trump often golfs. He said he was blown away by the support and was now planning for it to...
  • Bombshell Bourdain interview published month after his suicide: Chef unloads on 'rapey ... Clinton

    07/16/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Anthony Bourdain pulled no punches in one of his final interviews as the celebrity chef slammed Bill Clinton for being 'rapey, gropey and disgusting' and spoke of how he imagined Harvey Weinstein dying alone in a bathtub. The globe-trotting food chronicler, who hanged himself in a French hotel in June, gave a lengthy and wide-ranging interview to journalist Maria Bustillos for her recently launched magazine Popula. The interview was conducted in one of Bourdain's favorite Irish pubs in New York back in February and was only published on Sunday. It covered everything from Weinstein's downfall, the Clinton-Trump election and even...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' prequel to begin filming in Ireland

    07/10/2018 3:54:01 PM PDT · by Boomer · 31 replies
    FNC Entertainment ^ | 7/10/2018 | Zoe Szathmary
    While one “Game of Thrones” chapter is closing, another may be opening. “Game of Thrones” characters have been bidding farewell to their beloved characters as filming for the eighth and final season wrapped this summer. But fans are optimistic about a prequel to the hit HBO show, which is reportedly set to film in Northern Ireland in October. According to the Belfast Telegraph, filming for the new show will take place at Paint Hall studios in Belfast, where the original “Game of Thrones” series was shot. “This is fantastic news for everyone at the studio - from the cast and...
  • Historic Springfield manufacturer to ramp up hiring (10 jobs in Ohio)

    07/03/2018 4:55:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Springfield News-Sun ^ | July 3, 2018 | Matt Sanctis
    O.S. Kelly, a historic Springfield firm that produces piano plates for Steinway and Sons, is ramping up hiring for the first time in years as Steinway looks to shift some work here to free up space at its own facilities. Since the 1930s, workers at O.S. Kelly have produced cast-iron plates that are a key to the pianos Steinway and Sons produce in Long Island, N.Y. and Hamburg, Germany. The plates, which can weigh up to 350 pounds, tie together the guts of the pianos said Rob Hill, plant manager at Kelly. The plates demand a high level of precision,...
  • Roseanne Rumored to be Coming Back to Television

    07/02/2018 6:55:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WIBC-FM ^ | July 2, 2018 | Tony Katz and The Morning News
    Roseanne Barr is already plotting her comeback after a racist tweet comparing Barack Obama senior advisor and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett to a monkey got her booted off the air. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barr is claiming she’s already had booking offers and one may be in the works. Speaking on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, Barr hinted at a return to the small screen. “I’ve already been offered so many things, and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we’ll see,” she said. ABC is currently working on...
  • News media paid Melania Trump thousands for use of photos in 'positive stories only'

    07/02/2018 2:14:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 2, 2018 | Andrew W. Lehren, Emily R. Siegel and Merritt Enright
    Since her husband took office Melania Trump has earned six figures from an unusual deal with a photo agency in which major media organizations have indirectly paid the Trump family despite a requirement that the photos be used only in positive coverage. President Donald Trump's most recent financial disclosure reveals that in 2017 the first lady earned at least $100,000 from Getty Images for the use of any of a series of 187 photos of the first family shot between 2010 and 2016 by Belgian photographer Regine Mahaux. It's not unheard of for celebrities to earn royalties from photos of...
  • Scream For Me Sarajevo

    06/29/2018 8:44:39 AM PDT · by waterhill · 6 replies
    https://www.screamformesarajevo.com/ ^ | today | ScreamformeSarajevo.com
    During the longest siege a capital city has faced in the history of modern warfare, and amid the mortars and grenades, a heavy metal band agreed to play a concert… Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. Risking their lives, they were smuggled into the besieged city to play a concert for its citizens amidst the chaos of war.
  • TEASER: Diamond and Silk skewer the ‘Dummycrats’ in upcoming film

    06/24/2018 7:31:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The American Mirror.com ^ | June 22, 2018 | Kyle Olson
    TEASER: Diamond and Silk skewer the ‘Dummycrats’ in upcoming film June 22, 2018 By Kyle Olson The American Mirror is teaming up with Diamond and Silk to take on the “Dummycrats” this fall. The duo, known as President Trump’s most loyal supporters, will be skewering Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and others in a movie to be released in September. Watch this teaser of what’s to come:
  • Using Their Own Tactics Against Them.

    06/23/2018 2:11:45 PM PDT · by longfellow · 15 replies
    Using their Alinsky tactics against them. I'm fed up. I am fed up with being called a NAZI. Dan Bongino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQlw7Vbkva8&t=3087s gave a great show about this and why they are doing it. The Nazis did it to the Jews. Make them look like something less than human, so it's easier to do to them what was coming. The TIME magazine cover was the last straw. I have decided to resume the fight the only way I know how. I am a cartoonist, what can I do? "The political cartoonist is the biggest threat to a dictator, because he can...
  • Yellowstone (TV Series)

    06/21/2018 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Boomer · 46 replies
    IMDB ^ | 6/21/18 | None
    Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst...
  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • Miss America: The Latest Institution Destroyed by the Left

    06/12/2018 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Boomer · 52 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/12/18 | Dennis Prager
    As I have documented repeatedly, the left ruins just about everything it touches: the universities, the arts, the elementary schools and high schools, religion, sports, and ordinary, everyday interactions between human beings—especially human beings of different races. The latest examples—in just the last few weeks—are the Boy Scouts, sculpture, and the Miss America pageant.
  • Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This: A New York chef spills some trade secrets.

    06/08/2018 7:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New Yorker | The April 19, 1999 Issue | Anthony Bourdain
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/04/19/dont-eat-before-reading-this
  • MasterChef man John Torode on new Asian street food inspired cookbook

    06/08/2018 6:05:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Irish News ^ | June 9, 2018 | Lauren Taylor
    IT MIGHT not feel like it, but MasterChef veteran John Torode has been putting amateur cooks, and some famous faces, through their paces for 13 years on the popular BBC show. And while you might know him best for his TV partnership with co-host Gregg Wallace, he's also just published his 11th cookbook. The chef, 52, hails from Melbourne, Australia, but has been living in England for 27 years. His first culinary love, however, comes from much further afield – the street food of the Far East, which, Torode says, "the world is slowly falling in love with". His new...
  • My husband has more sex with his slave then me. What to do Sister?

    06/05/2018 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Twitter @Pyrmah108 ^ | 5-4-2018 | Doloroso
    Doloroso - #FBPE @Pyrmha108 15h15 hours ago #Idlib - For all those really tricky questions - Ask A Sister (Women's movement under Jihadi's in Idlib? Insane.)
  • Candace Owens echoes Martin Luther King

    06/05/2018 8:30:14 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 14 replies
    What Candace Owens Thinks (Youtube) ^ | 6/5/2018 | PoconoPundit
    I want to give a shout out to Candace Owens. Like so many FReepers, I've been caught up in excitement over Trump's success and the political battles of the day that I failed to notice this powerful American woman who is sparking a revolution of thought in her own community. Rarely does a person arise with such courage, intelligence, eloquence, authenticity, good humor, and beauty of soul and nind. And I would add one further quality she has I know Trump values: GRIT! If you get a chance to watch some of her videos, you won't be disappointed. And if...
  • Why South Korea's Gaming Giants Are Storming Into Cryptocurrencies

    05/30/2018 9:50:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 30, 2018 | Elaine Ramirez
    When South Korea rode the cryptocurrency wave in 2017 to become one of the world's largest markets for Ether and Bitcoin, it was clear the craze was here to stay. The countryÂ’s leading companies and even the government threw their investments behind blockchain, the technology underlying digital tokens that promised to revolutionize everything from information distribution to logistics processes. The countryÂ’s tech and gaming leaders like Nexon, Smilegate, Netmarble and NHN Entertainment took a special liking to the technology, pinning hopes on blockchain to create new business models for their companies in one of the world's fiercest gaming markets. Nexon...
  • And Here's To "Mrs. Robinson" 50th Anniversary

    05/27/2018 6:17:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/27/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (Warning: Some readers may find some passages to be disturbing) "And here's to you Mrs. Robinson, Jesus Loves You more than you will know....whoa whoa whoa" At the end of May in 1968 I went into the kitchen, sat down and ate my breakfast before heading off to school hearing those words over and over again. Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" was a hit song, at the top of the charts, being played on the radio in my kitchen and radios everywhere. It connected with me where I was, a child eight years old, with "dee dee's" and "dah, dah's",...
  • Jo Dan Gorman's latest intellectualfroglegs banned by youtube.

    Hey guys! Thank you for being here. I’m in my 6th year of Intellectual Froglegs, so I’ve learned to NEVER rely on liberals or liberal organizations—like YouTube. So even when they ban us… we will always have viewing option here. ONLINE: Vimeo, just added BitChute, Dailymotion, SMART TV: LibertyOneTV available via ROKU & Amazon Fire (Apple TV coming soon). Also available on VIMEO apps.