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A real tube carrying dreams of 600-mph transit

A real tube carrying dreams of 600-mph transit


Via: Kavika  •  19 comments  •  8 minutes ago
Full screen 1/7 SLIDES   © Joe Buglewicz for The New York Times The tube used for unmanned testing by Virgin Hyperloop One north of Las Vegas. The system aims to move people and cargo through tubes in wheel-less pods. MOAPA, Nev. — California just decided to sharply scale back its plans for a...
Feb 18 9:39pm @2.2.2 At my age, they're getting harder and harder to remember.  LOL
Feb 18 9:21pm @1.1.1 I guess they will load the passengers in an air-locked chamber like the space stations have, and then suck the air out and open it to the travel portion of the tube. I wonder how they construct the...
Feb 18 9:06pm @2.2 I was thinking about the combination of the Norwegian underwater tunnel and this concept as well - but for crossing the Atlantic, how can there be an Affair to Remember on it, unless the "trains"...
YES OR NO

YES OR NO


By: JohnRussell  •  42 comments  •  9 minutes ago
1. Do you ever listen to classical music ?  2. Have you ever broken anything that was really valuable? 3. Do you speak a language other than English or Spanish? 4. Have you ever been robbed? 5. Have you ever taken part in a dance contest? 6. Have you ever intentionally eaten a bug? 7. Have you ever been bleeding to the point where it...
Feb 18 8:32pm @19.1.3 Didn't you say you were a Canadian?  Don't Canadians follow what the Brits do rather than what the Americans do?  How do you spell words like "honour, travelling, etc"?  (I'm not counting what side...
Feb 18 8:25pm @19.3.1 The odds of a win are astronomical against you but you're right, you're still putting up your money on a bet that you'll win.
Feb 18 7:16pm @19 1. Do you ever listen to classical music ? Yes, often. 2. Have you ever broken anything that was really valuable? My father's car, AND my own. 3. Do you speak a language other than English or...
Florida Sixth-Grader Arrested After His Refusal to Recite Pledge of Allegiance Led to Confrontation

Florida Sixth-Grader Arrested After His Refusal to Recite Pledge of Allegiance Led to Confrontation


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  70 comments  •  58 minutes ago
Florida sixth-grader charged with misdemeanor after refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance By Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post, February 17 2019 A Florida student is facing misdemeanor charges after a confrontation with his teacher that began with his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and escalated into what officials described as disruptive behavior. The...
Feb 18 8:16pm @2.1.13 "..." His regular teachers most likely never reacted to his refusal, or maybe even had a classroom discussion because of it, about individual rights. "..." Maybe he did not want to submit to...
Feb 18 6:05pm @10.2 An 11 year old made threats? Such threats are considered by adults to cause them to tremble in fear? Where the hell was this - in the USA? And there was no provocation?
Feb 18 5:54pm @4.1.2 "..." What an unbelievable accusation!
Feb 18 5:52pm @3.3.1 No surprise the police had to provide justification for the arrest. even if it may not have accurately refer to the cause - a kid acting more adult than the adult by standing up for his rights....
Feb 18 5:46pm @2.1.9 You're right, Jack, he should have :submitted" and not stood up for his rights.  I didn't think that was the "American Way" but I guess I was wrong.
Feb 18 5:44pm @1.1.1 So in your opinion it's better to submit when faced with injustice. Teach the kids "SUBMISSION", not standing up for their legal rights. Where have I heard that before?
Feb 18 6:53am @1 His role models must be the NFL players who took to their knees during the anthem.  After all, America is the "Land of the Free".... Arrested?  An 11 year old?
I'm Back With Another 10 Photos From China

I'm Back With Another 10 Photos From China


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  2 comments  •  15 hours ago
I'm Back With Another 10 Photos From China These photos have been taken over a period of 12 years.  Some you may have seen before but all have been re-edited and framed for better presentation. 1.   Young girls dressed in the traditional colourful ethnic clothing of the Zhuang ethnic group who are located near Nanning in Guanxi Autonomous Region. 2.   Buddhas -...
Feb 18 7:41am @1 Only a couple thousand more to go....
The Spanish Civil War - Seven Movies

The Spanish Civil War - Seven Movies


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  26 comments  •  19 hours ago
The Spanish Civil War - Seven Movies This article is a collaboration of Buzz of the Orient and Nowhere Man From Wikipedia [added information in brackets] The Spanish Civil War took place from 1936 to 1939. Republicans [Loyalists] loyal to the left-leaning Second Spanish Republic, in alliance with the Anarchists and Communists, [aided by the International Brigades]...
Feb 18 3:12am @7 Just one question.  Isn't it unusual for a person to travel by land and sea from Spain to England and not have any luggage - not even a change of socks or underwear....?
Feb 17 9:58pm @6.1 Notwithstanding Bacall's "tough girl" persona, that was an exciting movie.  For a composer, Boyer could have been Bourne or Indiana, but now I've seen Peter Lorre "sans" Bogart, so I guess he CAN...
Feb 16 11:14pm @5.1.4 WAIT A SECOND!!!  It wasn't as bad as all that!  Melodramatic? Yes. Predictable? Yes. Corny? Yes. Propaganda? Yes.  BUT, I think it WAS worth watching, even just to watch a young Henry Fonda. Even...
Feb 16 6:13pm @5.1.2 LOL.  I guess we won't expect more than a couple of streams for it then. However, it could be better than some of the more recent Hollywood films I've seen
Feb 16 7:52am @5.1 LOLOLOL.. Your comments describe that movie as such a lousy film I don't know if I want to waste my time watching it.  Almost every member of NT really doesn't care about movies anyway so sure as...
Feb 16 2:38am @4.1 I can't seem to open anything like that on Bing.  The only Spanish Loyalist military song I know is Venga Jaleo, which was also sung by the Weavers and Pete Seeger.  When I was in Madrid in 1969...
Feb 15 11:39pm @3.1.8 Yesterday I had an idea of putting together an article about little-known Canadian movies in which I would have included the Bethune one and the Alanis Obomsawin one, and 6 others, but after all,...
Feb 15 10:46pm @3.1.6 Wiped off the Front Page is less than 4 hours.  Well, my friend, it appears that there are no more than 4 members of NT who are interested in history other than American history, or movies most of...
Feb 14 11:55pm @3.1.4 By the way, I played that scene through again and had missed that the bullets were in the Colonel's hand before he opened the chamber. What first appeared to be strange to me is that after the...
Feb 14 11:15pm @3.1.2 I didn't use a good word - I don't think I really meant "dull", l just meant not exciting. However, as I said, I couldn't take my eyes away from it. Thanks for the explanation.  I just played that...
Feb 14 9:48pm @3.1 Due to your commentary I assumed I would be watching a rather dull movie, but I was so wrong.  Although actual battle plays a very insignificant role, and but for a few corny moments (thanks to Lew...
Feb 14 6:35am @2.1 That wasn't Hollywood, that was reality.  It was a taste of the real thing notwithstanding that it may have been propaganda, a promotion for the Loyalists who ended up losing the war.  The film...
Feb 14 1:25am @1 Any member of NT can comment on this article, and on doing so automatically becomes a member of Everyone Loves Movies - Classic to Current.
Democrats allowing Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric to be standard-bearer for the party

Democrats allowing Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric to be standard-bearer for the party


Via: It Is ME  •  38 comments  •  13 hours ago
Rep. Ilhan Omar sparked outrage Sunday from both Democrats and Republicans after asserting on Twitter that U.S. support for Israel is based on monetary support from Jewish groups, especially AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. ----------------------------------------------------- Most alarmingly, Omar’s comments on Sunday were neither a surprise nor an...
Feb 18 1:35am @5.1.11 "..." That may well have been so up to now, but the situation is a little different now, so let's see what happens at the next election.
Feb 14 9:20pm @6.1 What I really think, and I'm entitled to my opinion, is that the Jews in her constituency wanted to vote for a Democrat because of their reputed liberal leanings, and Omar didn't BETRAY them, she...
Feb 14 9:16pm @4.1 Whitewashing.  Cover up.
Feb 14 9:13pm @3.1 Leave her in the Party. You know what a rotten apple does to the whole basket.  But it is dangerous for her to remain a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Feb 14 9:09pm @1.1.7 LOL.  The best defence is offence, eh? It doesn't change the truth.
Epitaph Words

Epitaph Words


By: Enoch  •  70 comments  •  2 hours ago
On the Israeli TV series, Shteisel the matchmaker, Rabbi Kenisberg has a coding function in his matchmaking notebook. For Rabbi Shulem Shteisel he has the words, "Smoker" and "Eater" (Glutton) to indicate who the person is and what are their major characteristics. These words hurt Rabbi Shteisel. He feels there are other accurate and more important things about him than his smoking...
Feb 18 12:44am @13
FROM COLOUR TO BLACK AND WHITE

FROM COLOUR TO BLACK AND WHITE


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  24 comments  •  23 hours ago
FROM C O L O U R TO BLACK AND WHITE Notwithstanding the reversal of that direction that progress has created, sometimes black and white better illustrates the photographer's intent and/or better directs the attention of the viewer. Many years ago black and white photos were much more common than they are today, no different than with movies. One reason may have been...
Feb 17 11:09pm @11.1.3 And for some reason the wires don't seem to appear so prominent in the colour version.
Feb 17 2:54am @11.1.2 I think it may be because the ice-covered branches stand out better with a blue sky background rather than with a light grey one.
Feb 15 6:28pm @11.1 On thinking about it, it's possible that this particular photo looks better if it's NOT de-saturated.  What do you think, Dave?  In this case I actually saturated the colour a little, darkened it a...
Feb 15 7:42am @11 Okay Dave, you're getting it.  Good job.  Now, the first thing is to use the right technique to post photos in your comment or article.  Once you have saved the photo to your photo library, and...
Feb 14 1:30am @10.1.3 I will.  LOL
Feb 13 6:33pm @10.1.1 The diamond is there in your photos, you just need to learn how to separate it from the rough and I'll bet you can do it. 
Feb 13 12:06am @10 Okay Dave, here goes. I did not do this as a reply because it would reduce the size of the photos. What I did there was first of all crop a bit off the sides (but still maintaining enough of the...
Feb 12 7:43pm @9.1 If you would permit me, I would do some work on your photos to show you that they were worth your effort, and I'll explain everything I've done, and why.
Feb 11 7:52pm @7.1 And it was a very fast film as well, used when fast shutter speeds were required, although results could be a little grainier than when other films, such as Plus X, were used. 
Feb 10 6:19pm @4.1 Well, at least my attempt to be helpful may have been of use to a few people, although from the comments posted I wonder if there are that many who appreciated it.  As the Talmud says, "Who saves...
Feb 10 3:15am @6 Thanks Dave. Now I don't have to worry about what I call moving photos from my camera to my computer.  I TRANSFER them.  Perfect.
Feb 09 7:50pm @2.1 It's the first of a series I will be doing. Next one will be an instruction on cropping.  I wish that members who like to take photos would become more confident about their efforts and start...
Feb 09 7:12am @1 Hoping to help you take great photos.
HAMAS CLAIMS ISRAEL SENT BUGGED SHOES TO SPY ON THE TERRORIST GROUP

HAMAS CLAIMS ISRAEL SENT BUGGED SHOES TO SPY ON THE TERRORIST GROUP


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  10 comments  •  22 hours ago
HAMAS CLAIMS ISRAEL SENT BUGGED SHOES TO SPY ON THE TERRORIST GROUP The shipment of suspicious shoes that came through the Kerem Shalom Crossing were sent to Hamas to examine. By Jerusalem Post Staff, February 17 2019 Caterpillar boots [Illustration]. (photo credit: OSVALDO GAGO/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS) A shipment of military boots equipped with “secret electronic...
Feb 17 11:03pm @2.1 The Jerusalem Post is rated "Least Biased" on MBFC, and I don't think they post false news. I once had an Israeli-made sweater that may have been the best sweater I ever owned, and I really don't...
Feb 17 10:51pm @1 Now we can add this to the list of the ridiculous things Israel has been blamed for: 1.  Mossad-trained sharks swimming in the Red sea off the coast of Egypt. 2.  Israeli-trained birds spying on...
Amazon Spokesperson Blames Ocasio-Cortez for NYC Retreat

Amazon Spokesperson Blames Ocasio-Cortez for NYC Retreat


Via: Vic Eldred  •  36 comments  •  8 hours ago
An Amazon spokesperson blamed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her vocal resistance for the company’s shocking decision to cancel plans for its New York City headquarters on Thursday. Polls showed that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported Amazon’s planned investment in the state. Thus, Amazon stunned many New Yorkers and the nation at large when the company bowed to...
Feb 17 10:55pm @4.1.1 Now one might wonder if the midterms were such a victory for the Democrats - looks to me like they might have shot themselves in the foot.
Feb 17 6:12am @4 From the news of the past little while about what Democratic congresspersons are doing and saying, and the divisions growing wider, I'd say the Party is attempting suicide. 
Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?


Via: Bob Nelson  •  38 comments  •  4 hours ago
I stood behind a worn shopping center outside of Crystal Springs, Florida , looking for the refuge where a hundred manatees were gathered for winter. I found them clustered in the emerald-colored spring, trying to enjoy a wedge of sunlight and avoid the hordes of people like me, boxing them in on kayaks and tour boats, leering over wooden decks. The nearby canals were lined with...
Feb 16 9:10pm @6 Maybe the USA needs to hire some Dutch engineers.
World's first 'floating tunnel' proposed in Norway

World's first 'floating tunnel' proposed in Norway


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  31 comments  •  2 days ago
By   Denise Chow Steep, icy mountains and deep fjords make western Norway famously scenic, but they also make life difficult for motorists. With seven ferries along the way, the almost 700-mile trip between the cities of Kristiansand in the south and Trondheim in the north   typically runs about 21 hours   — at an average speed of about 30 miles an hour. But that could soon change. A...
Feb 16 6:46pm @6.2.2 And even without the melange.
Feb 16 6:41pm @6.1.1 I agree with you.  LOL.  "They" doesn't include "me".
Feb 16 8:42am @6 Titanic was the ship that couldn't sink.
Change.Org Petition Asks U.S. To Sell Montana To Canada To Get Rid Of National Debt

Change.Org Petition Asks U.S. To Sell Montana To Canada To Get Rid Of National Debt


Via: Freefaller  •  16 comments  •  2 days ago
It looks like some Americans are starting to take their national debt into their own hands. A rather hilarious change.org petition is asking the U.S. government to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion to "eliminate the national debt." The petition has accumulated over 3,000 signatures in the span of two days and continues to get more. "We have too much debt and...
Feb 15 11:16pm @6 I just noticed this seed and I'm still laughing.  As a Canadian, I, along with Freefaller, would only consider such a proposal if it were for Hawaii.  Canada once seriously considered buying the...
California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained

California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained


Via: Bob Nelson  •  32 comments  •  2 days ago
Construction of the Muscat Avenue Viaduct seen west of State Route 99, just east of Cedar Avenue on July 13, 2017, in Fresno, California. California High-Speed Rail Authority via Getty Images Congressional progressives’ push for a Green New Deal briefly put the question of a national high-speed passenger rail initiative back into the discourse. Then this week, we saw reality...
Feb 15 10:07pm @7 China, being of size and population greater than the USA has a fairly extensive railway system.  Here is a map of all railway lines at the present time: However it has been developing a high...
The Health Case for High Cocoa Dark Chocolate in Moderation

The Health Case for High Cocoa Dark Chocolate in Moderation


By: Enoch  •  109 comments  •  31 minutes ago
High cocoa dark chocolate (any amount at 72% or higher cocoa) is known to have at least the following five health benefits, if consumed in moderate quantities. 1. More bio flavanoids than blueberries. 2. Lowers blood pressure. 3. High in Fiber. 4. Lower in calories, fat and refined sugar than chocolates with less cocoa.     5. Oddly, helps those with diabetes mellitus types I...
Feb 15 9:11pm @6 LOL. Such good news. I have been eating about a one inch square of dark chocolate after lunch every day for years, for both health and enjoyment.
Fox News Bans Ad For Documentary About American Nazi Rally in 1939

Fox News Bans Ad For Documentary About American Nazi Rally in 1939


Via: Bob Nelson  •  19 comments  •  3 days ago
The 7-minute movie, which was recently nominated for an Academy Award, explores the terrifying day on February 20, 1939 when thousands of American Nazis held a rally at Madison Square Garden in New York. The CEO of Fox News reportedly claims that an ad for the anti-Nazi movie is “not appropriate for our air.” The 30-second ad, titled “It Can Happen Here,” was supposed to run during the...
Feb 15 9:01pm @4.1.6 In Shanghai, China, it's the name of an area, not a movement or organization.  It could be that Germans were involved in its development, but that was probably before Nazis existed. Germans did...
Feb 15 12:36am @4.1.3 Here's a photo I took in 'The Bund' area in Shanghai around 9 or 10 years ago. "..." "..."
In Arab world, a new alliance is on the rise

In Arab world, a new alliance is on the rise


Via: Krishna  •  45 comments  •  15 hours ago
The Arab World (The Economist) Across the Middle East, from Iraq to North Africa, a new informal alignment of Sunni Arab countries is quietly influencing developments. The alliance – comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and Egypt – is stepping up as a leading actor in the Arab world with a voice on issues ranging from postwar Syria and the...
Feb 15 8:07pm @1.2.16 Interesting to see the Buddha with a reverse swastika on his chest. At the annual Peony Festival in a park in Luoyang, the city in China where Buddhism was first brought by Indian monks, this...
Feb 14 6:54am @1.2.6 Don't make me sorry I once helped you. 
Feb 14 3:39am @5.1.2 I thought it changed with the Mavi Marmara incident.
Feb 14 3:35am @3.1.3 Yeah, if you want to understand a Vegan, you've got to think like a Vegan.  (Contact)
Feb 14 3:33am @3.2 Yeah, Trump's "Deal of the Century" is going to TAKE a century before it's presented.
Feb 14 3:29am @1.2.2 "..." Just as Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) said to Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) in Casablanca "We'll always have Paris", the Arabs can say "We'll always hate Israel".
Fact checking is a must today......

Fact checking is a must today......


Via: FLYNAVY1  •  331 comments  •  an hour ago
Fact checking is as important as ever in today's fast paced news onslaught.  Those that tell you it isn't are either liars working at trying to deceive you towards their agenda, or lying to themselves out of self-imposed ignorance.  In some cases I fear it may be a bit of both.   I'm all for freedom of speech.  Say what you want, anytime you want, but standby, because if I feel like...
Feb 14 9:02pm @1.2.102 Bravo.  Now everyone knows what that proves, and what I've known all along. 
Feb 08 10:11pm @5.1.13 It was probably because I recalled that somewhere Al Jazeera was banned and thought it was Canada when it was Israel. I believe an Arab Gulf State has banned it as well even though it is from...
Feb 08 9:00am @5.1.10 I must have been confused. https://globalnews.ca/news/3651477/israel-shut-downal-jazeera-journalists/ Maybe even that story should be fact checked.  Who fact checks the fact checkers?
Feb 08 7:05am @8 The answer is simple. Don't believe anything you read or hear or see other than only half of what you actually see "live".  Has anyone seen the movie "The Illusionist"?
Feb 08 6:54am @5.1.7 Did you ever wonder why Al Jazeera was banned from countries like Canada?
Report: Space will likely be a battlefield in any U.S. conflict with China, Russia

Report: Space will likely be a battlefield in any U.S. conflict with China, Russia


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  42 comments  •  4 days ago
By   Courtney Kube WASHINGTON — A new U.S. intelligence report warns that both China and Russia are investing in weapons that could attack U.S. satellites and   assets in space , and that both nations are now preparing to use   space as a battlefield. Last month, the Defense Intelligence Agency released a report about China's military capabilities, warning that the Asian country was...
Feb 14 6:30pm @7.1.6 I agree that they have the potential to have more sway than anyone else, but considering the state of China's present relationship with the USA they might be holding that potential as a chip in the...
Feb 13 6:45pm @7.1.4 "..." That's a horse of a different colour.  The UN holds itself out as an organization that exists for the purpose of peacekeeping, and even sends out peacekeeping forces. China has no more...
Feb 12 10:06pm @7.1.2 UN resolutions are not worth the paper they're written upon.  What has the UN done about Kim's ignoring those limiting his nuclear and missile actions, or Iran's?  Anyway the UN is much too busy...
Feb 12 7:39am @3.1.3 China has come so far so fast in the past four decades that I think that it must know it has too much to lose if they were to start a war.  Besides, its military and military assets and...
Feb 12 6:00am @6 Just watched a dystopian movie today - "Perfect Sense".  I wonder if the fact that I posted an article about end of the world movies recently was a kind of premonition.......
Democrats' 'Green New Deal' is a Crazy New Deal that would be a disaster for us all

Democrats' 'Green New Deal' is a Crazy New Deal that would be a disaster for us all


Via: Nerm_L  •  151 comments  •  yesterday
(or How to Miss the Point Entirely) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, has announced what is ostensibly called a Green New Deal.  In typical fashion the 'unbiased' media has glommed onto the story as a vehicle for spreading their own biases and propaganda. That misses the point entirely. Ocasio-Cortez is directly challenging the old-guard leadership of the Democratic Party....
Feb 14 6:21pm @3.1.8 My reply to you disappeared, but here it is again. I was not agreeing with Jack, I was referring only to Jack's comment about a "theory" and asked it that theory was the one about the monkeys at...
Feb 13 6:57pm @3.1.6 "..." It is precisely because her policy proposals are doable that she is being attacked so massively. It's a Big Lie: No one will debate her proposals. They will attack her, without...
Feb 10 7:17am @3.1.1 "..." LOL.  Yes in theory.  Isn't that the theory that if an infinite number of monkeys were to type on an infinite number of typewriters, then eventually one will have written the bible, or was...
The official fast food French fry power rankings

The official fast food French fry power rankings


Via: Bob Nelson  •  29 comments  •  4 days ago
Fast food French fries, ranked.      Lucas Kwan Peterson / Stephen Lurvey Look, it’s been a long two years for everyone. We’re tired, our brains have been melted to a thin pap by the news cycle, and we’ve soundly backslid into our slothful ways despite resolving to exercise off all the cookies we cry-ate over the holiday. During times like this, it’s necessary to celebrate small...
Feb 14 6:14pm @8.1 Using vinegar instead of ketchup with fries is very rare among Americans. In Canada, as in the UK, it is quite common to use just salt and vinegar on their fries.  In fact, yesterday for dinner I...
Feb 14 4:06am @6 And then there's poutine, French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy....a la Quebecois. Actually I make my own fries, boil potatoes until they're still firm, then slice them into...
Justice Ginsburg made a public appearance last week — but the internet still thinks she’s dead

Justice Ginsburg made a public appearance last week — but the internet still thinks she’s dead


Via: Bob Nelson  •  4 comments  •  5 days ago
On Monday , the day before President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended a performance celebrating her life at a museum in Washington — her first public appearance since December. It did little to convince the internet’s most morbid conspiracy theorists that she wasn’t dead. Justice Ginsburg, or RBG as she’s known to her fans on the...
Feb 14 7:07am @2.1 I have no doubt she'll try her best.
 Congressional Democrats condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar over 'anti-Semitic' tweets about AIPAC and Israel

Congressional Democrats condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar over 'anti-Semitic' tweets about AIPAC and Israel


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  86 comments  •  5 days ago
Congressional Democrats condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar over 'anti-Semitic' tweets about AIPAC and Israel By John Haltiwanger, Business Insider, February 11 2019 BUZZ NOTE:  I was unable to open the article photo of Omar so in order to post this article it was necessary to choose the one used in a similar article published by The Jerusalem Post.  This article is actually more fair than...
Feb 13 9:26pm @2.1.17 IMPASSE
Feb 13 9:13pm @2.1.15 "..." Because is was recognized by anyone intelligent enough to understand it to have been an antisemitic canard along the lines of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and frankly I don't give a...
Feb 13 6:29pm @13 Well, you have all had your opportunity to agree or disagree with the opinion of a lot of lawmakers in the Democratic Party and the House Speaker, and a chance for a lot of you to indicate your...
Feb 13 6:12pm @6.1.7 Let's just leave it that I, a lot of Democratic lawmakers and the House Speaker don't agree with you because obviously nothing will be gained by continuing this dialogue.
Feb 13 6:08pm @2.1.13 "It's the "Benjamins"" "AIPAC" A lot of Democratic lawmakers and the House Speaker read them and their conclusion differs from yours, so let's just leave it at that. Fair criticism of Israel,...
Feb 13 6:00pm @7.1.13 As I've been provoked to say over and over and over and over again on this site,FAIR CRITICISM OF ISRAEL'S GOVERNMENT AND ITS PRIME MINISTER IS NOT, THAT'S NOT, ANTISEMITISM. The fact that AIPAC is...
Feb 12 10:16pm @2.1.11 Every lobbyist will do that - so what?  Her accusation was not that, it was that AIPAC directly paid the lawmakers.  Has anyone bothered to say anything about how much George Soros donates to...
Feb 12 9:41pm @5.1 "..." I don't know how the law deals with that in the USA, but in Canada, doing such a thing outside of the courtroom and being sworn as a witness in a pre-sentencing hearing is a punishable...
Feb 12 9:35pm @7.1.11 You don't have to look any farther than the comments on this article to find out you're wrong.
Feb 12 7:55pm @11 It sure as hell didn't take long for her to prove that her "apology" was just bullshit forced on her by the Democratic Party's damage control. ILHAN OMAR TO KEYNOTE EVENT ALONGSIDE ANTISEMITE DAYS...
Feb 12 6:07pm @7.1.8 Thankfully I believe that a significant majority of Americans disagree with you.  And so you disparage the support of an ally that a prominent American military official once said, that Israel is...
Feb 12 5:47pm @6.1.5 "..." That is SO obtuse.  Only a significant number of Democratic lawmakers and Pelosi determined that what she said was antisemitic, and the crowning point is that SHE APOLOGIZED FOR SAYING...
Feb 12 5:39pm @6.2 I don't intend to deal with your paragraph about what is NOT antisemitic at this time, but I agree with the rest of what you have said in your comment.
Feb 12 2:09am @2.2.7 IMPASSE
Feb 12 1:57am @2.1.8 IMPASSE
Feb 12 1:55am @2.2.5 LOL. I'm not going to continue with any further conversation with you.  I don't need to quote what she said. She upset enough of her own Party because of what she said that you don't need me to...
Feb 12 1:48am @2.1.6 "..." Her accusation was that AIPAC paid lawmakers... Thank you for posting the evidence that what she said WAS NOT TRUE, and if you understood what the issue is about this article, it was...
Feb 12 1:37am @2.2.3 I repeat.  Read my reply to DP and Bob Nelson above.  There is nothing wrong with educating yourself.
Feb 12 1:35am @2.1.4 As I said, prove that AIPAC has funded any politician's campaign.  Otherwise your comments are mere conjecture.  
Feb 12 1:33am @1.1.3 Your comments are unworthy of a response.
Feb 12 1:22am @2.2.1 Read my reply to DP and to Bob Nelson above.
Feb 12 1:21am @2.1.2 PROVE IT
Feb 12 1:13am @1.1.1 International Holocaust Remebrance Association definition of antisemitism as it applies to Israel, AS AGREED TO BY MOST OF THE CIVILIZED NATIONS OF THE WORLD INCLUDING THE USA AND FRANCE: "..."...
Feb 12 12:34am @3.1 "..." Oh yeah?  Just try to make any VALID criticism of Muslims or Islam, even WITH care, and if they don't chop your head off, you're listed by SPLC as a hater, or at the very least you're...
Feb 12 12:28am @2.1 "..." Once I read your comment at that point I saw no purpose in reading any more of it because I realized where you're coming from. There is a difference, my friend in talking about the power...
Feb 11 10:07pm @1 Personally, I don't believe her "apology" is sincere - I believe it was only to allay the criticism she received from Pelosi and other fellow Democrats.  Her support (as well as the support of...
Quebec Status Of Women Minister Isabelle Charest Says Hijab Is A Symbol Of Oppression

Quebec Status Of Women Minister Isabelle Charest Says Hijab Is A Symbol Of Oppression


Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  101 comments  •  4 days ago
Quebec's new minister responsible for the status of women says the Muslim hijab is a symbol of oppression. Speaking to reporters after being named to the portfolio Tuesday, Isabelle Charest said the Muslim head scarf does not correspond to her values and is not a way for women to flourish in society. She said women should not wear the garment. She objects to it because it represents a...
Feb 13 4:51am @3.1.11 There was a time when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's father was Prime Minister that Quebec DIDN'T want to be in Canada.
Feb 13 4:46am @1.1.33 "..." Ah, but in many places it is a problem if they choose NOT to, as in Iran recently when women demonstrated by taking their hijab off in public - they got arrested.  In America there have...
Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean

Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean


Via: Kavika  •  55 comments  •  3 days ago
A researcher examines the underwater hull of the USS Hornet CV-8, which played a role in several key events of World War II. Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc More than 75 years after the aircraft carrier USS Hornet sank in a World War II battle, researchers have uncovered its wreckage 3 miles under the South Pacific Ocean. The Hornet...
Feb 13 1:04am @3.1.1 I read the story you linked with horror. Even though I now live in Chongqing (previously known as Chungking), the home of the American Flying Tigers, which was relentlessly bombed during the war, I...
Palestinians pay ‘shiva’ call to family of murdered Ori Ansbacher

Palestinians pay ‘shiva’ call to family of murdered Ori Ansbacher


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  4 comments  •  6 days ago
Palestinians pay ‘shiva’ call to family of murdered Ori Ansbacher Palestinians and Jews make a joint visit to the shiva house of Ori Ansbacher.. (photo credit: Courtesy) BY   MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN,   KHALED ABU TOAMEH , Jerusalem Post, February 12 2019 The family welcomed the Palestinians with open arms. A group of around 30 Palestinians and Jews affiliated...
Feb 12 10:30pm @2 Did any of those who criticize Gatestone Institute to be a wretchedly Islamophobic news source realize that Khaled Abu Toameh, who was a co-writer of this article which puts Palestinians in a...
Feb 12 9:30pm @1 Nineteen years old, raped, mutilated and deprived of the rest of her life.  Where is Lorena Bobbit when we really need her? Hopefully the good Palestinians who paid a shiva visit will not be...
 British actor Albert Finney dies at 82

British actor Albert Finney dies at 82


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  5 comments  •  6 days ago
British actor Albert Finney dies at 82 Associated Press, Reported by Detroit News, Updated Feb. 8, 2019 British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from “Tom Jones” to “Skyfall,” has died at the age of 82.   (Photo: Fox Photos / Getty Images) London  – British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from...
Feb 12 9:57pm @3.1 I didn't know you had posted an article about him. That is just an example of how articles get swept off the Front Page within hours by articles about politics and religion which happens when I'm...
Feb 11 9:16pm @2.1 Looks like there's a dearth of Finney fans among NT members.
Feb 08 8:44pm @1 My personal recollections of Finney's acting are both from the past and more recent.  I can still recall him in, I believe, "The Dresser", where in his deep and loud voice he shouts "STOP THE...
James Comey: Take down the Confederate statues now

James Comey: Take down the Confederate statues now


Via: JohnRussell  •  88 comments  •  one week ago
James Comey: Take down the Confederate statues now The statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond in June 2017. (Steve Helber/AP) - By James Comey February 7 at 5:25 PM James Comey is a former director of the FBI and a former deputy attorney...
Feb 12 2:07am @12.1.1 That's an inflammatory and unnecessary statement and does not apply to the issue we were discussing.
Feb 11 9:23pm @12 Okay, I agree that this part of the statement is most likely true: "..." But I'm skeptical that this part of it is...: "..." ...no matter what your sources say.
Feb 11 7:59pm @11.1.5 Well, if there's plenty of proof, why are you putting me to that task?
Feb 11 7:56pm @7.1.40 That's fair.
Feb 11 1:41am @11.1.3 "..." Do you have any proof of that or is it merely an opinion?  Did any of the persons who erected those statues record that they wanted them to remind the black population of their suppression...
Feb 11 1:11am @7.1.27 "..." Maybe for the same reason Auschwitz is maintained so the public can view it. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"   (Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana)
Feb 11 12:57am @11.1.1 My point?  Every one of those American songs mentions Robert E Lee in the lyrics. Ah yes, blackface.  That was a different time, right?  And the person criticized for using blackface in his...
Feb 11 12:14am @11 Next to happen: It will be illegal for the following songs to be played in America on radio, television, movies, public concerts, or in any way to be heard in public, or publishing the lyrics or...
UK: A Defeat Dressed Up as a Victory

UK: A Defeat Dressed Up as a Victory


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  3 comments  •  one week ago
UK: A Defeat Dressed Up as a Vict ory by   Douglas Murray , Gatestone Institute, February 11, 2019 Bashir Chaudhry, chairman of the Muslim Community Centre in Ilford, England, recently hosted an exhibition on Muslims who helped to save Jews from the Nazis in Albania during WWII. Pictured: High Road in Ilford. (Image source: Sunil060902/Wikimedia Commons)...
Feb 11 10:21pm @2 I'm really amused by the fact that if I were to post an article that is critical of Islamic Terrorism or Islamic Jew-hatred, I am criticized by liberal members of NT as being Islamophobic, but if I...
Feb 11 6:43pm @1 How sad it is that the Muslim community must be controlled by the minority of Islamist anti-Semites within their midst.  This Muslim interfaith activist, Bashir Chaudhry, may have taken his life in...
Dems hope to draw blood from potential Trump SCOTUS pick

Dems hope to draw blood from potential Trump SCOTUS pick


Via: Vic Eldred  •  59 comments  •  6 days ago  •  LOCKED
When the conservative lawyer Neomi Rao appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, she’ll be interviewing for a job on the country’s second most powerful court. But both her allies and enemies will be watching with something even bigger in mind: her viability as a future Supreme Court nominee. Growing buzz on the right about Rao, a legal scholar and Trump...
Feb 11 9:07pm @1.1.3 Yeah, I thought so too when I read up about all the contenders for the position Kavanaugh now occupies, but will it be a similar circus? Will the Democrats line up a bunch of guys who will swear...
The Grammy For Song Of The Year Goes To

The Grammy For Song Of The Year Goes To


By: JohnRussell  •  18 comments  •  one week ago
THIS IS AMERICA by Childish Gambino  has won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. Thoughts? Don't be shy.
Feb 11 8:17pm @2.2.4 "..." Ho ho!  Now Xi Jinping is watching you.
Feb 11 8:15pm @2.2.3 Personally I always preferred to listen to social commentary songs sung by Bob Dylan - a lot more understandable and did not need a video to enhance them.
Feb 11 8:12pm @2.2.2 "..." LOL.  I would say spelling as well as dialects, as my computer's American operating system and Windows keeps telling me.
Feb 11 6:14am @2.1.1 Well, okay, I saw This is America - don't know if you can open Tudou Music, but here it is:  Welcome to America....
Feb 11 6:00am @2.1 I just watched a video of Domenico Modugno singing Volare on the Ed Sullivan show, and I didn't understand it either, so I guess I'm not much good with foreign languages.
Feb 11 5:50am @2 For me and anyone else who is unable to open YouTube: THIS IS AMERICA [Intro: Choir]Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahYeah, yeah, yeah, go, go awayYeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahYeah, yeah, yeah, go, go...
The Lawless Border With Canada Was Once America’s Main Security Concern

The Lawless Border With Canada Was Once America’s Main Security Concern


Via: Kavika  •  30 comments  •  one week ago
Near the westernmost point of the border between the United States and Canada, the Peace Arch straddles the world’s longest undefended international boundary. The inscription atop the monument honors the friendship between two “children of a common mother,” but this was not always the case. The U.S. and Canada may be peaceful neighbors now, but they had a violently contentious relationship in...
Feb 10 11:28pm @7 Before 9/11 driving across the border from Fort Erie, Ontario, to Buffalo meant stopping at the American side of the Peace Bridge and being asked by a U.S. Customs and Immigration official "Where...
Feb 10 11:18pm @3.1 "..." No surprise due to Trudeau's immigration policies.
Feb 10 11:12pm @5.1.2 "..." Omitted due to embarrassment?
Feb 10 11:10pm @4.3 I thought Canada agreed to build a wall from materials readily available in Canada - but the only problem is what happens to it in the summer.
Feb 10 10:50pm @5 "..." What was omitted from that was the burning of the White House.  When I toured the White House, the W.H. tour guide did include in his description that fact. The war turned into the Brits'...
Abolish Billionaires

Abolish Billionaires


Via: Bob Nelson  •  148 comments  •  one week ago
Last fall, Tom Scocca, editor of the essential blog Hmm Daily , wrote a tiny, searing post that has been rattling around my head ever since. “Some ideas about how to make the world better require careful, nuanced thinking about how best to balance competing interests,” he began . “Others don’t: Billionaires are bad. We should presumptively get rid of billionaires. All of them.”...
Feb 10 8:23pm @1.4.14 Yes.  "From each according their ability, to each according to their needs."  Where have I heard that before?  Still your question applies unless every person in the world were honest - good luck...
Feb 09 4:34am @1.4.9 Your comment is to me something like wondering how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.  I've provided my opinion about 4 million acres and notwithstanding your inquiry, I have no need to...
Feb 09 2:13am @1.4.7 You must be joking.
Feb 09 12:12am @5.1.24 It's a dialogue I used as a teaching tool in China.
Feb 09 12:07am @4.1.3 It was required reading when I went to high school.  Some animals are more equal than others.
Feb 08 10:51pm @1.4.5 I agree that the ownership of four million acres by Malone and Turner is obscene.  At least even at my greatest days of owning property it was never more in total than 3  acres or so. So there was...
Feb 08 6:01pm @1.4.3 Sean's question made me think, not in the same way as he was probably thinking, about the feeling of security. While I owned a home, and at one time I owned three - one in Toronto, one beside a...
Feb 08 4:15am @9.2.1 I didn't really guess, I read the article and it talked about "abolishing" the billionaires, but I couldn't find a Shakespeare quote that used that word, so I used another way of abolishing -...
Feb 08 12:14am @9 And now, back to the original topic... Shakespeare wrote in Henry IV, Part Two "The first thing we do, Let's kill all the Lawyers."   I guess this article says "The first thing we do, let's kill...
Feb 07 11:43pm @5.1.20 For me, the comments on this article have resembled an Abbot and Costello dialogue.  
Candace Owens: Hitler Was ‘OK’ Until He Tried to Go Global

Candace Owens: Hitler Was ‘OK’ Until He Tried to Go Global


Via: JohnRussell  •  58 comments  •  one week ago
✕ THE DAILY BEAST › Candace Owens: Hitler Was ‘OK’ Until He Tried to Go Global WILL SOMMER FEBRUARY 08, 2019 Pro-Trump personality Candace Owens described Adolf Hitler’s plan for Germany as initially “OK” while speaking in the same city that the Nazi dictator relentlessly bombed nearly 80 years ago. The remarks came in...
Feb 10 8:17pm @3.1.6 Although I couldn't open the link, I assume that if such a group of people as Jews for Hitler actually exists, they are either not much different than Jews for Jesus (i.e. not considered to be...
Feb 10 6:09pm @13 Obviously she is just a stupid woman who is surprisingly insensitive of the feelings of others, notwithstanding her use of the word "if", and would have been better off not using Hitler as an example.
Feb 10 5:58pm @3.1.4 If there actually are, they belong in an insane asylum.
MPs have voted for a fantasy. It’s an indictment of our entire political class

MPs have voted for a fantasy. It’s an indictment of our entire political class


Via: Bob Nelson  •  8 comments  •  one week ago
Brexit highlights: parliament votes for amendment on replacing Irish backstop S tressed out by Brexit? I have a mindfulness exercise for you, one guaranteed to bring calm. Instead of imagining a deep, cool lake or a beach of bone-white sand, comfort yourself by imagining the day, several years from now, when a Chilcot-style inquiry probes the epic policy disaster that was Brexit....
Feb 10 7:01am @4 I think that by now I've realized what Bob realized some time ago that I know very little if not nothing about Brexit but I'll comment anyway to keep this topic alive.
Virginia's attorney general admits wearing blackface in college

Virginia's attorney general admits wearing blackface in college


Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  75 comments  •  one week ago
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has admitted to wearing "brown makeup" to a party, days after the state governor admitting wearing blackface. The second-in-line to the governor's seat said in a statement on Wednesday that he wore a costume to a party when he was 19 years old at university. Democratic Governor Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign over a racist photo and...
Feb 10 3:20am @14.1.7 Al Jolson was making fun of or denigrating African Americans when he sang songs beautifully?  Guess it's just a matter of opinion.
Feb 10 12:56am @14.1.4 So who is it up to to decide when and why a person is allowed to change the colour of their face, and not be criticized for doing so? 
Feb 09 9:34pm @14.1.2 Okay, you want post civil rights era? Why would desecrating their gravestones be any different than tearing down Confederate statues or banning the Confederate flag? Now, why would liberal social...
Feb 09 8:26pm @14 Al Jolson Eddie Cantor Let's go desecrate and smash their tombstones and excoriate their names from history.  Hey, is that any different from tearing down statues of slave owners like...
Vintage Movie Magazines -- A Gallery

Vintage Movie Magazines -- A Gallery


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  1 comments  •  one week ago
Classic Movie Magazine Covers from the 1920s to 1950s -  From the Collection of Dina Di Mambro Carole Lombard -   Motion Picture   - January 1938   Ginger Rogers -   Modern Screen   - April 1938   Myrna Loy-   Movie Mirror - August 1935   Joan Bennett -   Movie Story   - December 1945   Loretta Young   -...
Feb 09 10:34pm @1 As a classic film buff it was fun to go through the images.
Lorena Bobbitt's violent act became a joke, missing chance to focus on the cause, she says

Lorena Bobbitt's violent act became a joke, missing chance to focus on the cause, she says


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  20 comments  •  one week ago
By   Doha Madani More than a quarter of a century ago, Lorena Bobbitt's name became synonymous with a gruesome act that turned into an uncomfortable joke. She says now that the nation missed an opportunity at the time to look at what she calls a "social epidemic," the scourge of domestic violence. Bobbitt, who was an immigrant from Venezuela, cut off her husband’s penis with a...
Feb 09 7:52pm @8.2 "..." That could qualify as the understatement of the year.  LOL
Feb 09 6:09am @1 Although the facts aren't the same, the notoriety is similar to that of a famous murder case in the city in which I grew up when a woman named Evelyn Dick was on trial for murdering her husband,...
Authorities seize record-setting 1.7 tons of meth worth $1.29 billion at Los Angeles port

Authorities seize record-setting 1.7 tons of meth worth $1.29 billion at Los Angeles port


Via: Krishna  •  15 comments  •  one week ago
PHOTO: Customs and Border Protection agents discovered methamphetamine hidden in speakers at the Long Beach seaport in mid-January. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) A joint drug bust between Australian and U.S. authorities in mid-January resulted in a record 1.7 tons of methamphetamine being seized at Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport. In addition to the 3,810 pounds of...
Feb 08 10:41pm @6.1.1 Oh, that's a horse of a different colour.  (sorry, I just finished carrying forward A.Mac's horse words that started with your photos).  Change my comment to "Australian lives could have been...
Feb 08 8:48pm @6 Way to go!!!  I wonder how many American lives could have been destroyed had that bust not happened.  Although I support the legalization of marijuana, meth destroys people's lives.
What Are the Best Movie Musicals?

What Are the Best Movie Musicals?


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  48 comments  •  one week ago
What Are the Best Movie Musicals? 10 Best Movie Musicals to Sing Along to! by Rebecca Murray, ThoughtCo, Updated March 07, 2017 From about 1980 to 2000, Hollywood mostly neglected movie musicals. Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film Moulin Rouge was a worldwide hit that gave the genre new life and showed that audiences will fill theaters seats if they're offered an entertaining musical....
Feb 08 10:00pm @18.1 Fiddler on the Roof - One of my favourites for many reasons.
Feb 08 9:58pm @19.2 The last I saw of Olmos was in the TV series West Wing when he was the nominee of POTUS Jeb Bartlet (Martin Sheen) to be the first Latino Justice of the SCOTUS, Mr. Justice Mendoza.
Feb 08 9:54pm @17.1 Fugue for Tinhorns "..." https://genius.com/Frank-loesser-fugue-for-tinhorns-lyrics I can still remember being sixteen years old in NYC, watching Stubby Kaye and the original cast of Guys and...
Feb 07 10:24pm @15.1 When I was 16 years old my parents took me to NYC and I saw Yul Brynner in the original Broadway show of The King and I, and also saw the Broadway production of Guys and Dolls, with Stubby Kaye -...
Feb 07 6:45pm @5.1 I missed a lot. These comments remind me of all the ones I missed.
Feb 07 6:42pm @10.1 "..." Absolutely.
Feb 07 6:39pm @9.1 Both good choices.
Feb 07 6:38pm @6.1.3 I like Terrance Stamp in whatever movie he's in.  Yesterday I watched "Collector".
Feb 07 6:35pm @6.2 Les Miserables has dialogue along with great songs (Empty Chairs at Empty Tables) as well.  The author only noted more recent musicals - Wizard of Oz was long before her list.
Feb 07 8:45am @2.1 You must be thinking about this one: https://thenewstalkers.com/buzz-of-the-orient/group_discuss/5675/best-non-political-conservative-movies-of-all-time
Feb 07 6:23am @1 Those are the author's choices, not necessarily mine.  I would have put Fiddler on the Roof and Evita on my list.  I saw Rent on stage, but I can't recall much about it other than it had a script...
Blackwater founder's Hong Kong firm signs Xinjiang training camp deal

Blackwater founder's Hong Kong firm signs Xinjiang training camp deal


Via: Bob Nelson  •  12 comments  •  one week ago
A Hong Kong-listed security firm founded by Erik Prince has signed a preliminary deal with authorities in China to build a training centre in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have experienced a huge security crackdown . Erik Prince is the founder of Blackwater, whose mercenaries had a prominent and controversial role during the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Mark Wilson/Getty Images...
Feb 08 9:21pm @7 "..." There have been very few incidents of Islamic UighurTerrorism in China during the time I have been here, especially as compared to the number of such incidents in other nations.  I became...
Amusement Park Sued Over Trauma Caused During Halloween Event

Amusement Park Sued Over Trauma Caused During Halloween Event


Via: JohnRussell  •  15 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Amusement Park Sued Over Trauma Caused During Halloween EventEvery year we discuss new tort actions tied to Halloween as part of our “Spooky Torts” tradition . A new case was just filed by Shannon Sacco and her daughter over their visit to the Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania. The park, owned by Cedar Fair, included costumed employees as part of a...
Feb 08 8:06am @1.1.2 It drove you crazy?  Sue the bastards. In America you can sue for thousands if you get a sliver from a handrail.  America is the world leader in frivolous lawsuits, and what's worse is that they're...
American voters increasingly want to tax the rich more

American voters increasingly want to tax the rich more


Via: Krishna  •  101 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Rep. Alma Adams D-N.C., left, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., smiles during an event to advocate for the Paycheck Fairness Act on the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Research by Yahoo Finance and others previously indicated...
Feb 07 11:18pm @9.3.1 LOL.  A very good old friend and client of mine sold his business for 7 million dollars, moved his fortune to the Cayman Islands, his banking to the Channel Islands and moved himself and his wife...
Feb 06 7:13pm @9 Tax them more? That's a really good way to send even more of them offshore to tax havens and will probably have negative results for doing so.
One Of Baseball's All Time Greats Died Today

One Of Baseball's All Time Greats Died Today


Via: JohnRussell  •  9 comments  •  one week ago
In 2005, when Frank Robinson was in his first year as manager of the Washington Nationals, a young player casually asked his 70-year-old skipper if he ever played in the majors. That moment perfectly sums up why Robinson – a first-ballot Hall of Famer and slugger of 586 career home runs – may have been one of the most underrated great players in baseball history....
Feb 07 8:00pm @3 "..." (Terrance Mann, acted by James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams) @ John George Harrison wrote, "All things must pass", even Trump, but Harrison was wrong when it comes to baseball.
China's Show of Shows - New Year's Eve - Part 2

China's Show of Shows - New Year's Eve - Part 2


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Rest of My Photos from Six Hours of Amazing Entertainment From the previous articles: The Greatest Show on Earth is shown on TV every New Year's Eve in China. It is around 6 hours long, and is one of the most colourful and brilliant displays of singing, dancing, acrobatics, seen anywhere in the world. People in China look forward to it all year...
Feb 07 6:49pm @2.1 When the Chinese do it, it's spectacular.  I first learned that when I watched the whole show they put on for the 2008 Olympics.  I don't know if anyone outside of China saw much of it.
Feb 06 10:05pm @1 Please let me know if you enjoyed the show.
End Of The World

End Of The World


Via: Nowhere Man  •  61 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Come see the world end.... (as told on the big screen)
Feb 07 2:10am @13.1.2 Unfortunately that's not the best news, since I probably count for a few of the streams when I watch one of your movies.  I don't watch all of them - mostly ones I've not seen before, or ones I...
Feb 06 10:47pm @13.1 Does your program indicate who viewed the movies, or just the number of viewers?  Because of my ancient computer, or perhaps even the internet here, I can only watch a part at a time, so I start...
Feb 05 11:18pm @9.1.3 Could see another "Fail Safe" in that situation - What American city should be bombed by Trump in that case?  I don't think he has many friends in California.....
Feb 05 11:06pm @2.1.6 "..." I thought they already are, or at least feared Iran's hegemony.
Feb 05 5:50pm @12.1.2 Yeah, is there an action movie that doesn't have a car chase or crash?  Or if it's a James Bond movie it could even have a boat chase.
Feb 03 7:28pm @9.1.1 "..." You're not just kidding, with what Putin is doing and Trump having control of the button, maybe so....
Feb 03 7:25pm @8.1.2 Ah, but the most effective one, the one that caused widespread panic, was the original Orson Welles radio broadcast, that caused rules to be created requiring messages that it was not real to be...
China's Show of Shows - New Year's Eve - Part 1

China's Show of Shows - New Year's Eve - Part 1


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  6 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photos from Six Hours of Amazing Entertainment From yesterday's preview article: The Greatest Show on Earth is shown on TV every New Year's Eve in China. It is around 6 hours long, and is one of the most colourful and brilliant displays of singing, dancing, acrobatics, seen anywhere in the world. People in China look forward to it all year round. It is an evening when families...
Feb 06 8:14pm @4.1 Thanks.  I'm now starting to put together the second half, and will be posting it today.
Feb 05 10:39pm @2.1 LOL.  I hit the 6 instead of the 3 when I posted the numbers, which I post before I enter the photos.  The 6 is just above the 3 on a regular (not laptop) keypad. Thanks for telling me - I hadn't...
Feb 05 10:01pm @1 Hope you enjoyed the show...Sorry there was no sound.
The Life of Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Most Famous Dracula

The Life of Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Most Famous Dracula


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  29 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Life of Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Most Famous Dracula Photo by Silver Screen Collection / Moviepix By Bill Lamb, ThoughtCo Movies, Updated November 10 2018 Bela Lugosi (born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko; October 20, 1882–August 16, 1956) is best known for his role in the stage and screen productions of  Dracula.  Lugosi's portrayal of the titular vampire is one of...
Feb 06 7:22pm @9.2 Thanks, NWM. The article and the posted movie have had a good run.
When you start forgetting things....You can still laugh

When you start forgetting things....You can still laugh


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  25 comments  •  2 weeks ago
When you start forgetting things....You can still laugh Couple in their nineties   are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember   .. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair 'Want anything while I'm in the...
Feb 06 5:22am @11.1.3 One can sometimes get into trouble by "Speaking Their Mind" - I have.
Feb 01 11:39pm @11.1 I have already learned that it is a mistake to do something intervening carrying out the original intent, because it wipes out all memory of the original intent.
Feb 01 11:37pm @9.1.2
Feb 01 7:11pm @9.1 I don't know why. but I can't open the picture you posted - sometimes my computer is unable to read even what is indicated to be a jpg picture because it's in a different format or is a bitmap image.
Feb 01 7:32am @7.1 Neither could he. 
Attorney releases Video showing the Group that identifies as Hebrew Israelites hurling slurs at the Native Americans

Attorney releases Video showing the Group that identifies as Hebrew Israelites hurling slurs at the Native Americans


By: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  135 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The audio is very clear on this video. We did not see this in any of the videos used by the media and the Hebrew Israelites were defended in several media reports. It shows a clear picture of hate and bigotry towards the Native American group. Very sad to watch.
Feb 05 10:55pm @8.7.6 "..." I beg your pardon...LOL
Feb 05 6:13pm @9 From Wikipedia: "..." "...they are not recognized as Jews by the greater Jewish community." I assume everyone understands that they are not Jewish.  With very little exception, Jews and Native...
The Greatest Show on Earth - Coming Tomorrow. Watch For It.

The Greatest Show on Earth - Coming Tomorrow. Watch For It.


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  7 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The Greatest Show on Earth is shown on TV every New Year's Eve in China. It is around 6 hours long, and is one of the most colourful and brilliant displays of singing, dancing, acrobatics, seen anywhere in the world. People in China look forward to it all year round. It is an evening when families get together from far and wide, eat fantastic food, and then sit and watch the program that is...
Feb 05 10:12pm @4 https://thenewstalkers.com/buzz-of-the-orient/group_discuss/5694/chinas-show-of-shows-new-years-eve-part-1
Feb 05 10:05pm @3 The first half of the photos are now posted in a new article. To go there, click this link.  For some reason the link kept disappearing from this comment.  If it does not show up, the link is...
Feb 05 5:40pm @1.1.1 Nor can I get American TV stations here.  I'm not posting videos, only stills that I photographed off my TV.
Feb 05 8:49am @2.1 Just wait - there's more.
Feb 05 6:01am @1 Don't miss it!!!
A hole opens up under Antarctic glacier — big enough to fit two-thirds of Manhattan

A hole opens up under Antarctic glacier — big enough to fit two-thirds of Manhattan


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  100 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Denise Chow Scientists have discovered an enormous void under an Antarctic glacier, sparking concern that the   ice sheet is melting faster than anyone had realized   — and spotlighting the dire threat posed by rising seas to coastal cities around the world, including New York City and Miami. The cavity under   Thwaites Glacier   in West Antarctica is about six miles long and...
Feb 05 8:44am @4 There's a Hole In The Bottom of The Sea (Traditional Folk Song) There's a hole in the bottom of the sea,There's a hole in the bottom of the sea,There's a hole, there's a hole,There's a hole in...
Photography - How to do it right, and wrong.

Photography - How to do it right, and wrong.


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  33 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photography - How to do it right, and wrong. BUZZ NOTE (2019):  This article was posted 7 years ago, and as it is still relevant today, and most likely not seen by many of today's NT members who use a camera, I thought it to be a good idea to post it again. You might note that some of the comments do not seem to reply to another's comment, but that is caused because the comments of...
Feb 05 7:49am @ I have posted instruction photo essays on cropping and on framing as well which I may re-post soon.
Feb 04 5:53pm @ "..." LOL.  It only took 7 years, but thankfully Perrie and TiG have provided the solution by implementing the procedure of promoting articles from groups to the Front Page, and I thank them for...
Feb 04 5:48pm @ It looks like I spoke too soon - 7 years ago.
Feb 04 1:41am @ You're too kind.  I never studied photography, but I've learned a lot from A.Mac.
Feb 04 12:14am @ My start in photography was as a pre-teen with a Kodak Brownie camera and the "How to Take Good Pictures" guidebook published by Kodak. 
Feb 03 9:27pm @ Above this comment which is posted by me during February 2019, are comments that were posted seven years ago.  If they do not seem to be replying to any previous comment, it is because the comments...
As U.S. executions wane, Tennessee moves to put more inmates to death

As U.S. executions wane, Tennessee moves to put more inmates to death


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  50 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Jon Schuppe Tennessee has been waiting more than three decades to kill Donnie Edward Johnson, Stephen Michael West, Charles Walton Wright and Leroy Hall. This year, all four may die. They are next in line in a jump-started execution schedule that has suddenly put Tennessee among states with the most active death chambers. After going nine years without putting anyone to death,...
Feb 04 6:08pm @3.1.6 "..." "ditto"  (quoted from the movie "Ghost" starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore) 
Feb 04 6:06pm @2.3.1 I guess you and arkpdx would be right if in jury selection the potential juror is asked by the prosecution if the accused is found guilty of the crime would they have any compunction about voting...
Feb 04 2:40am @2 Canada abolished the death penalty decades ago. I believe there was a case where DNA was used after a person was convicted of a capital offence and it proved that he was NOT the perpetrator.  I...
Bloomberg donated a whopping $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins to help students with the overall goal of eliminating student loans

Bloomberg donated a whopping $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins to help students with the overall goal of eliminating student loans


Via: Krishna  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
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Feb 04 12:26am @5.1 I believe education would be the great equalizer as long as it trains the students to withstand the bias that's pumped into them there and to think for themselves.  
Feb 03 11:30pm @2.3 In 1955, when I was graduating from high school and wanting to go into pre-med, I wrote to Johns Hopkins and received back a wonderful encouraging PERSONAL note from the Dean.  However, I ended up...
1919

1919


By: JohnRussell  •  11 comments  •  2 weeks ago
100 years ago is far enough in the past to represent "long ago", but not so long as to be ancient history. 100 years seems to be a time that almost within our reach, but still well before "our time". Here are some events and trends from 1919. First , the number one popular song from 1919, "After You've Gone", performed in a more modern setting by a young pianist, Stephanie Trick....
Feb 03 7:50pm @6 What an interesting post - thank you John.  Some of the songs on that list linked by you were still being played occasionally in the 1940s. 
Denver voters to weigh decriminalization of magic mushrooms

Denver voters to weigh decriminalization of magic mushrooms


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  84 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Dennis Romero Denver's mile-high reputation could get another boost after psychedelic drug advocates received the green light Friday to put an initiative before city voters to decriminalize magic mushrooms. The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative will ask voters in May to approve an ordinance that would make possession of the drug, no matter the weight, legal...
Feb 03 2:06am @3 I can just see the next movie - Will it be 'Attack of the Killer Magic Mushrooms' or 'Magic Mushroom Madness'?
Life of Boris Karloff: Frankenstein and Beyond

Life of Boris Karloff: Frankenstein and Beyond


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  9 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Life of Boris Karloff: Frankenstein and Beyond The Career of a Hollywood Horror Legend English actor Boris Karloff (1887 - 1969) in full make-up for his role as The Monster in James Whale's horror films 'Frankenstein' and 'Bride of Frankenstein', circa 1935. Archive Photos / Getty Images By Christopher McKittrick, ThoughtCo, Updated December 3 2018 Actor Boris...
Feb 03 12:16am @5 Mummies seem to be coming more into the news these days... Ancient desert tomb reveals 50 Egyptian mummies including 12 preserved children...
Feb 02 6:38am @4.1.3 They even had the audacity to demolish Jane Austin's magnificent classic Pride and Prejudice as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  I wouldn't be surprised if they did The New Testament with Jesus...
Feb 02 3:10am @4.1.1 I'm surprised nobody's made "I Was a Teenage Mummy" yet.
Feb 02 12:32am @4 This morning I watched the 1959 production of "The Mummy" starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as the mummy. There appears to be many versions of that theme, and I wonder if the one I watched...
Democratic Congresswoman Condemns Religious Bigotry, Standing up to Her Party in a Rare Act of Courage

Democratic Congresswoman Condemns Religious Bigotry, Standing up to Her Party in a Rare Act of Courage


Via: Keep America Great!  •  11 comments  •  2 weeks ago
In a  surprising op-ed , Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI),  who has announced she is running for President , called out fellow Democrats for fomenting “religious bigotry” during the confirmation of some of President Trump’s recent judicial nominees.  Although she did not call them out by name, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) were undoubtedly in Gabbard’s crossfire,...
Feb 02 11:57pm @3 It appears to me that there is quite a bit of disarray and different viewpoints in the Democratic Party, and persons of different qualifications and attitudes indicating their intentions.  I guess...
Best Non-Political Conservative Movies of All Time

Best Non-Political Conservative Movies of All Time


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Best Non-Political Conservative Movies of All Time By Marcus Hawkins, Thoughtco, Updated April 01, 2018 While a list like this is highly subjective, it is not random. Religious films like Ben Hur (1959), The Ten Commandments (1956) and others to which social conservatives could claim obvious ownership were not included. Films had to be English in language and American in style....
Feb 02 11:17pm @1.2.1 Yes, "NOW PLAYING ON NT".
Feb 02 11:16pm @1.1.1 "..." "..." I don't understand the connection between the quoted sentence and your question. I think the author's intention was to display the PRINCIPAL of conservatism in certain movies, but...
Feb 02 11:12pm @3.1.2 As for ambiguity, Forrest Gump was respectful of the government of his country, built a business and got rich, but on the other hand his unheard comments at the anti-war protest were anti-war.
Feb 02 7:21pm @3.2 I can't disagree with that.  I just thought it would be interesting to post this article to see what everyone else thinks.  The author considers serving one's country in the armed forces with...
Feb 02 8:11am @2.1 I always liked that movie.
Feb 02 7:42am @1 According to a new facility of NT, anyone can comment, and if they do they automatically become members of the 'Everyone Loves Movies - Classic to Current' group.
Texas Woman Dovie Nickels Arrested For Public Masturbation, Allegedly Continued While Handcuffed In Police Car

Texas Woman Dovie Nickels Arrested For Public Masturbation, Allegedly Continued While Handcuffed In Police Car


Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  4 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Texas police arrested 26-year-old Dovie Nickels for allegedly masturbating on a patio on a public street, and police said it didn’t end there. The Austin woman allegedly continued pleasuring herself after she was handcuffed and placed in a police car, and the bizarre incident is now attracting national attention. As the   New York Post   reported, police received a call from the JW...
Feb 02 5:46pm @3 Maybe she just had a bad itch.
Disney Pix, Anyone?

Disney Pix, Anyone?


By: A. Macarthur  •  21 comments  •  2 weeks ago
© A. Mac/A.G.
Feb 02 5:40pm @6.1 I can picture Humphrey Bogart pulling that boat with Katherine Hepburn on board.
Feb 01 11:46pm @1.1.2 The corners and edges are somewhat darkened.  I have a facility in my editing program to do that.  Did you do that?
Feb 01 8:59pm @1.1 That photo of the castle is absolutely amazing. Did you edit it?  And if so, what did you do?
Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in

Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in By Bryan Nelson, Mother Nature Network, January 30 2019 Yoda vs. Spock, who would win in a battle over wisdom? (Photo:  Lucasfilm, Wikimedia Commons / NBC Television, Wikimedia Commons ) It's the ultimate geek debate: "Star Trek" or "Star Wars"? Or, perhaps even more essential: Spock or Yoda? In a...
Feb 01 8:37pm @10.1.1 Yeah, I guess that's possible.  He could have waved his hand and planted it into the mind of observers the way Obi Wan Kenobi did to let him and Luke pass, and Rey did to have a stormtrooper...
Feb 01 8:10pm @10 Yoda may be very wise, but he could not have fooled the 21st century people in The Voyage Home as Spock was able to do.  Of course that has nothing to do with wisdom, but Yoda would have had to do...
Feb 01 7:04pm @8.2.3 Since Harrison Ford and the Amish are mentioned here... "..."
Feb 01 6:58pm @4.1.5 I agree with Sandy. Nobody else but Ford could possibly be Han Solo. Perhaps in the future they could resurrect him like they brought him back out of being put in a solid slab that Jabba the Hut...
Feb 01 6:48pm @1.1.5 Like Yoda, you speak.
Feb 01 8:36am @1 BUZZ NOTE:  If you wish to comment on this article and are not yet a member of the Everyone Loves Movies group, it's easy to join.  Just click this link and you will end up on the group page, then...
Lessons of getting old

Lessons of getting old


By: Studiusbagus  •  34 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Getting older was always a mystery to me. I'm not sure if it's ever discussed openly between generations in a family in Persian culture.   Other than complaining about old age benefits or taxes, in white American culture it seems not much is handed down on that subject.  I specify white American because that is where I was raised and since there are some distinct differences between...
Feb 01 6:22pm @1.1 You're heading that way? LOL. You've got a long way to go to get to where I am now. I wonder if I could be the oldest member on NT and I don't mean how long I've been a member, although in that...
Any support for these ideas to change our election system?

Any support for these ideas to change our election system?


By: FLYNAVY1  •  123 comments  •  2 weeks ago
I'm curious as to what support or objections there would be to these ideas to change how we run our elections, and other aspects of our political system.  Please add your thoughts or other ideas as you see fit.  While many of us here are separated by ideology, I'm wondering how close we are on these ideas... Require super PACs and “dark money” political organizations to make their donors...
Feb 01 4:52am @12.3 If you ban parties, then your government is no different than one that has only one party, like China.
Feb 01 4:37am @14.2.2 We are living in Chongqing now, which is my wife's home town, so she's happy to be close to her family and friends, and we'll now most likely remain here.  We live in a lovely modern area called...
Why Starbucks' Howard Schultz Couldn't Run As A Democrat

Why Starbucks' Howard Schultz Couldn't Run As A Democrat


Via: 96WS6  •  13 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Politics:  Democrats are worrying about former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz running as an independent for president in 2020. They say it will only help President Trump. But the only reason this lifelong Democrat is thinking about an independent bid is because the Democratic party has moved so far to the left. As soon as Schultz stepped down from his perch at Starbucks last June,...
Feb 01 12:01am @6 Although third parties were never successful, Schultz sure as hell makes sense to me.  If I were an American I would not only vote for him, I would knock on doors for him.