By: Buzz of the Orient • 8 comments • 8 hours ago
THE FORBIDDEN CITY (a/k/a THE PALACE MUSEUM)
Four months after I arrived in China, during Christmas of 2006, a colleague and I took a Beijing tour that took us to The Great Wall, the Emperor's Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, the Lama Temple, the Temples of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and across from the square, The Forbidden City. I passed on seeing the mummified body of Chairman Mao....
Mar 18 12:35pm@6Really nice, I enjoyed looking at them.
How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood
Via: Jasper2529 • 9 comments • 3 hours ago
Nicole Eisenberg’s older son has wanted to be a star of the stage since he was a toddler, she said. He took voice, dance and drama lessons and attended the renowned Stagedoor Manor summer camp for half a dozen years, but she was anxious that might not be enough to get him into the best performing-arts programs.
So Ms. Eisenberg and others in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the affluent suburb...
Mar 18 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgSo far mine is doing good, she has taken upon herself to get her medical and anything she needs done while she is there. She has become more independent being away which is good her her. She is...
Mar 18 12:28pm@4I can remember some of the parents would be at school everyday helping out, which is okay to do once in a while. I would say "Why don't you just bring a sleeping bag" I think its important to be...
Happy St Patrick's Day
By: JohnRussell • 13 comments • 6 hours ago
In the 1990 U.S. census, forty-four million people, about 18 percent of the nation, identified themselves as Irish. Such a number is much more than what would be expected given the size of Irish immigration, about five million, along with natural population increase. It reflects that down through the decades the Irish intermarried with other ethnic groups, most often...
Mar 17 3:42pm@6Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!
Abandoning God: Mockery of Prayer After Tragic New Zealand Mosque Massacre Latest in Disturbing Trend
Via: Keep America Great! • 5 comments • yesterday
Worldviews have consequences.
A worldview that excludes God leaves a massive void, and people naturally look to someone other than Him as their ultimate authority. And when people look to fallible humans (and bureaucratic systems made up of fallible humans) it’s a recipe for disaster.
Right now, more people are filling that void with politicians such as rising Democratic star...
Mar 17 11:email@example.comHi Shona, Hope all is well with you..
Very very sad that this all happened. My condolences to all and to your homeland where this terrible tragedy happened.
You are so right about bringing...
Eggs Are Bad Again: Study
Via: Buzz of the Orient • 27 comments • 2 days ago
Eggs Are Bad Again: Study
The research results come after federal dietary guidelines in recent years reversed their warnings about eggs and cholesterol.
By Alexa Lardieri , Staff Writer, USnews and World Report, March 15, 2019,
Egg yolks are one of the richest sources of cholesterol among commonly-consumed foods. One large egg yolk has 186 milligrams of...
Mar 16 10:21am@4I like eggs, so I am going to keep eating them.
I am going to make scrambled eggs and bacon in a few minutes.
College admissions scandal highlights the corrupt and exploitative world of collegiate sports
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 18 comments • 2 days ago
By Jessica Luther, Author, "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football And The Politics Of Rape"
On Tuesday, America found at what many if not most Americans already knew: The system around college sports is broken. Over 50 rich people were arrested by the FBI for participating in an elaborate scheme involving falsifying test scores and bribing coaches at universities like the...
Mar 16 8:07am@7This really is a wake up call, but I think people have been finding ways to get into college dishonestly for a long time. You wonder what else is going on around the country as well. Sad but...
The Mysterious Illusions of M.C.Escher
By: Buzz of the Orient • 22 comments • 2 days ago
The Mysterious Illusions of M.C.Escher
The brilliant graphic artist M.C.Escher has created incredible images but I intend to write only about a few of them. The first are his optical illusions. This first graphic indicates a waterfall, and what appears to be a downward flow of the water...until it reaches the top of and flows down the waterfall.
The second of what I...
Mar 15 8:16pm@My daughter knew of some of the work and really liked the drawing hands. This week we are going to an Art museum for a project her teacher wants.
Thank you for posting all this Buzz, we really...
Mar 10 9:07am@I am going to have to show my daughter this. They both have some drawing similarities there.
To Post or Not to Post - Why Even Ask the Question?
By: Buzz of the Orient • 80 comments • 23 hours ago
To Post or Not to Post - Why Even Ask the Question?
It's that time again, artists, photographers, lovers of the arts. Thursday/Friday SHOWTIME!!! Show us your talent. And even if you have no artwork to post, come and see and comment on what you find here.
For me, it's time to have a little editing fun:
Mar 15 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you...
I bought the lilies at the grocery store and put them in my kitchen last year. They smell so good too, sort of like nutmeg. : )
Mar 15 3:54pm@15Some color here.
Lori Loughlin’s Daughter : ‘I Don’t Really Care About School’
Maybe the alleged hefty bribe wasn’t worth it.
The daughter of Lori Loughlin , the “Full House” actress accused with her husband of paying $500,000 to fraudulently get their girls admitted to the University of Southern California, said in a video posted last year that she didn’t care about school but wanted to experience “game days” and “partying.”
Mar 13 2:04pm@9Apparently there were 750 families envolved. Unreal!
Mar 13 2:email@example.comMe too!
They have to learn and be prepared in life that you don't get things handed to you. You have to accomplish them on your own. They will thank you later.
Mar 13 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgRight.... Getting in is one thing, staying in is another.
Mar 13 11:45am@4I think this whole thing is so disgusting. These parents cheating to put their kids in college that others have worked hard to get in. They all should get the book thrown at them. They should...
Household net worth falls by largest amount since the Great Recession, new Fed data shows
Via: Ender • 106 comments • 5 days ago
In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018, photo homes stack up in a neighborhood in San Jose, Calif. NerdWallet calculated affordability for 173 metropolitan areas by comparing the median annual household income and the monthly principal-and-interest payment for a median-priced single-family home and found that the least affordable homes are in the San Jose. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)...
Mar 13 10:email@example.comMaybe, but the malpractice insurance must be off the wall.
Mar 13 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgIt does make a difference investing it.
Mar 11 9:email@example.comThat's only around 17,000...
Now.... If you save a dollar an hour $24 a day, that would be around 411,000... That's not bad.
Mar 11 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgYep... I wanted to throw him off a cliff.
Mar 11 8:email@example.comI have a doctor friend that makes good money, but he went through medical school and earned it. He has a private practice and I am sure he had student loans and insurance to pay. If he made 300K,...
Mar 11 7:50pm@4Well.... I am not rich, that's for sure. I worked hard all my life and my family has too. I have no problem with people that work hard and become successful. I do have a problem with people that...
What If Jesus Isn’t Coming Back Anytime Soon?
Via: Bob Nelson • 23 comments • one week ago
What if Jesus isn’t coming back soon?
For many Christians, the hope and promise of the imminent return of Christ is just about the only thing that sustains them on a daily basis.
They see the world becoming more secular and they experience great discomfort as the culture starts to become less “Christian” and more hostile to their worldview.
As a result, many of these Christians...
Mar 11 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgI heard they are still waiting.
Mar 11 11:29am@3Something tells me that will never happen.
TDS Sufferers LISTEN TO Bobby McFerrin
By: XDm9mm • 20 comments • 2 days ago
First and foremost, a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bobby McFerrin 69 years young today!!
Now, to all those who suffer from severe Donald Trump vitriolic hatred and the worst of the apparent TDS symptoms on a daily basis, you should really stop and take the words of Bobby to heart.
DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY.
Mar 11 11:32am@6Sounds like good advice to me, especially the 'don't worry' part. Nothing worse then worrying, life is too short.
Drawn on My Cellphone
By: MalamuteMan • 11 comments • 6 days ago
A while back I decided I wanted to draw stuff... I took a course... I practiced... but I was never satisfied with my drawings... cuz I want them to be proportionally correct...
Then I came up with this idea... I would bring one of my photos into Photoshop and use the line drawing tool to trace the basic outlines in the image, using the photo as an underlying layer, so as to establish a...
Mar 11 8:13am@5Very nice work!
Your Opportunity to Post a Photo - It's Thursday/Friday Creative Arts Time
By: Buzz of the Orient • 123 comments • one week ago
Your Opportunity to Post a Photo - It's Thursday/Friday Creative Arts Time
The Chongqing Flower
Mar 11 8:email@example.comThank you Raven...
Mar 10 9:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 10 9:email@example.comThis is something she did last semester with a different teacher. Six abstract pictures she did that are also in pieces.
Mar 10 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgMorning Buss and Pat, she prefers pencil work and loves shading. To me (although I am no artist lol) it looks like the combination of the two. You are both right, I will ask her what he was trying...
Mar 09 10:email@example.comI hope that she gets well soon...
Mar 08 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgWow... They are really nice.
Mar 08 9:email@example.comThat's amazing, that aqua blue shade is beautiful.
Mar 08 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgI really look forward to seeing them. : )
Mar 08 8:email@example.comThank you Kavika, you have a very nice home.
Mar 08 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgShe is at a 4 year university majoring in Fine Arts and Education. She would like to be an art teacher. Teaching older kids.
Mar 08 5:email@example.comFin looks like my cat Jonesy years ago.
Love the pic of the Kitty's looking out the window.
Mar 08 5:firstname.lastname@example.orgYes it is. It was drawn as we see it. She said she would have rather did it in one piece, but I can see why he wanted this. She is 18, her first year.
It will be nice to see what other people...
Mar 08 4:59am@6This is a project my daughter did in one of her classes. The professor wanted them to pick a subject and draw it in sections.
Despite social media, Generation Z, Millennials report feeling lonely
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 21 comments • one week ago
By Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News
Connor Wilton moved here for the music scene. The 24-year-old singer-guitarist “knew zero people in Austin” and felt pretty lonely at first.
While this capital city is one of the nation’s buzziest places and ranks at the top of many “best” lists, Wilton wasn’t feeling it. He lived near the University of Texas at Austin but wasn’t a student; he said...
Mar 09 10:41am@5I feel like people are becoming more isolated because they are on their phones and computers all the time. Years ago we would be in face to face contact with our friends and family. Growing old...
How to Catch Wild Pigs
By: Nerm_L • 32 comments • one week ago
The following is a modern parable that has been floating around social media for a few years. Supposedly the parable is intended to be a warning about socialism. But actually the parable is a concise explanation of how modern neoliberal capitalism works. Here’s the parable:
A chemistry professor at a...
Mar 09 10:09am@6Here piggy piggy piggy!!
Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!
Breaking: Grand Jury Returns 16 Count Felony Indictment Against Jussie Smollett
Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη • 13 comments • one week ago
And federal charges will likely be coming.
CHICAGO (WLS) — A Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, according to court records.
The Cook county State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed the indictment, which they said was returned by a grand jury on Thursday.
Smollett was originally charged with one felony count of...
Mar 08 10:19pm@6Shamed for good reason.
Notice there are not many ........ on here.....
All 30 Steven Spielberg Movies Ranked From Worst To Best
Via: Buzz of the Orient • 18 comments • one week ago
All 30 Steven Spielberg Movies Ranked From Worst To Best
By Mike Gray, Taste of Cinema, April 27, 2017
Scene from Schindler's List
With over $4 billion in theatrical box office returns alone, Steven Spielberg is one of the most successful–and influential–directors of all time. His work has spanned genres from historical drama to action-adventure to fantasy and science...
Mar 08 8:51am@8One thing that our family does is we all go out New Years Day for movie day. We watch what huge movie comes out and then we all go to dinner afterwards. It's one way to get everyone out of the...
Mar 06 11:36am@61. Raiders of the Lost Ark. I like everything about it.
2. Jaws. Just a classic and it made everyone think twice about swimming in the ocean.
3. Empire of the Sun. I really liked that movie....
Caption This 2
Via: Krishna • 14 comments • 2 weeks ago
Mar 07 3:20pm@15I did that so no one could hear me fart.
Inside ‘the most dangerous place in the world for children’
Mar 07 12:email@example.comThey said it tastes like peanut butter. The kids seemed like they really liked it.
Mar 07 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI felt like holding them in my arms. It sure is, it all depends on pure luck. We think we have problems, so many others don't even have enough food.
Mar 07 7:37am@3This is heartbreaking. I saw these children on the news last night, this should not be happening. Life can be so unfair...
Alabama judge allows teen to sue on behalf of aborted fetus
Via: Gordy327 • 123 comments • 5 days ago
A teenager in Alabama is suing an abortion clinic for terminating the life of his unborn child against his wishes. On Tuesday, an Alabama county court recognized the aborted fetus, "Baby Roe," as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, making the case one of the first of its kind, his lawyer said. Ryan Magers, 19, of Madison County, claims his girlfriend got a medicated abortion at the Alabama Women's...
Mar 07 10:email@example.comI am very sorry to hear about your mom mocowgirl. Peace be with you...
Democrats Should Pay Reparations for Slavery and Abuse of Blacks
Via: Keep America Great! • 138 comments • one week ago
Democratic presidential candidates Julián Castro, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently pushed their party even further left with their latest radical scheme —slavery reparations. This is beyond ironic, of course, since Democrats have tortured blacks for centuries and hammer us even today.
Slavery spread agony across the South, under the watchful eyes of Democrats, such as...
Mar 07 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgJust modernizing it, still keep it colonial.
Mar 06 3:email@example.comThe whole thing needs a makeover. I would not use drapes, I would use blinds and show more of the hardwood.
The end of blonde jokes?
By: Buzz of the Orient • 114 comments • one week ago
Mar 07 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgThere are always hair pieces. I can spot them very easy. I hate those things, I told my husband I would rather you go bald then put those awful things on. He agreed.
DNC Bars Fox News from Covering 2020 Democratic Primaries
Via: Keep America Great! • 162 comments • 3 days ago
The Democratic National Committee – the same party that has been crowing nonstop for two years alleging that President Donald J. Trump is a threat to the First Amendment and the rights of reporters – will exclude Fox News from covering its 2020 primary debates.
“In a statement Wednesday, DNC Chairman Tom Perez cited a story in the New Yorker magazine this week that detailed how Fox has...
Mar 07 10:04am@5I can't wait to see the Democratic debates. It's going to be very entertaining.
Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.
“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”...
Mar 06 3:40pm@10I think everyone matters, as long as they use their good senses.
Mar 06 3:email@example.comYou think she will be President one day? I don't.
Mar 06 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgI guess we have to see what the other millions think. Only time will tell.
Mar 06 3:email@example.comGood for you, we all have our likes...
Mar 06 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgI am not worried, too many people do not like her.
Mar 06 3:email@example.comOh, I am sure she does, I should have said her ideas are insane. Most people I have talked to say she is dangerous.
Mar 06 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgOnly for the "extreme" progressives. Everyone I have spoken to (not on here) does not want her. That includes many people leaning left too.
Mar 06 2:08pm@7This woman is insane, she has no business being in the position she is now. So... can she tell us if the world will end Eastern Standard time or Pacific time..
Why saving Earth from a rogue asteroid might be harder than we thought
By Meghan Bartels, Space.com
If humanity ever truly felt our existence threatened by an asteroid , one potential recourse would be to smash the looming space rock into pieces — but new research suggests that that approach may be less likely to succeed than people hope.
The research suggests that an asteroid wouldn't break apart as drastically as previous models suggested, and...
Mar 06 11:16am@5If we did have one heading for earth, I would hope we would have enough time to try to do something about it.
Ex- New York Mayor Bloomberg Not Running For Presidency
Via: JohnRussell • 14 comments • one week ago
Michael Bloomberg will not run for president in 2020, the former New York City mayor announced in a column on his namesake website.
Details: Bloomberg acknowledged "the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field," and said that the best way for him to help the country would be to double down on his efforts to combat climate change and gun violence....
Mar 05 5:email@example.comI would vote for you!
Hollywood Madam: Want to stop human trafficking? Legalize consensual sex for money.
Via: Krishna • 70 comments • 2 weeks ago
Mustang Ranch Brothel (Photo credit: Luxurylaunches.com)
They do it because it’s sex. They do it because it’s convenient. They do it because it’s fast. They do it because it’s hassle-free. At least, until you’re caught.
Ever since New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged last week with two counts of solicitation of prostitution after the police obtained video...
Mar 05 2:30pm@8I have always been torn on whether prostitution should be legal, but you just never know who is willing to do this and who is forced into it. Either way, I always thought it took great advantage of...
Steven Spielberg's spat with Netflix taps into larger fight over the future of movies
By Daniel Arkin
Almost exactly a year ago, Steven Spielberg made it clear how he felt about Netflix muscling its way into Hollywood's most illustrious event, the Academy Awards.
The streaming giant's films are essentially TV movies, he said during a promotional tour for "Ready Player One," and the best of them "deserve an Emmy, not an Oscar."
Netflix, evidently, did not get...
Mar 05 2:13pm@7I enjoy going to the movies once in a while to see it on the big screen. I like the new lounge chairs, they are very comfortable. I don't mind spending the money to have a enjoyable movie/dinner...
Via: Krishna • 34 comments • 2 weeks ago
What caption would you use for this?
Mar 04 8:07pm@15" Well.... We will get there eventually"
I Didn’t Kill My Baby
Via: sandy-2021492 • 13 comments • 2 weeks ago
On Feb. 5, during the State of the Union address, President Trump implied that women like me executed our babies after birth. On Tuesday, he repeated that same lie on Twitter after the nonsensical Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act failed to gain enough votes in the Senate to move forward. The bill would have put in place requirements for the care of infants born after failed...
Mar 03 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgSometimes you have to do what is right and allowing a child to suffer just because of your hang ups is totally wrong. No one wants to be in a position like that and I feel for all that is envolved....
Mar 03 8:12pm@2I would not want a child to suffer. So I understand some circumstances.
Undocumented immigrants pay millions of dollars in state taxes — even in the reddest states
Via: Bob Nelson • 73 comments • 2 weeks ago
President Donald Trump insists that there’s a national emergency at the “ very dangerous southern border .”
He’s called it an “ invasion ” of undocumented immigrants endangering the lives and livelihoods of hardworking American citizens. And he’s used this narrative to justify taking billions of dollars from the US military to build a border wall.
But when a reporter disputed...
Mar 02 1:46pm@7There are certain steps to become a citizen. Many have gone through those steps. It is unfair to the people that came here using those rules, taxes or not.
Come here the legal way like others have.
Mar 02 1:email@example.comI always get scam calls from people with an accent from India. I know they are scammer calls.
When SH*T Happens … and it Will … What is Our "NORMAL & MUNDANE," comes Under Intense Scrutiny
By: A. Macarthur • 73 comments • 2 weeks ago
Roughly one week ago, my wife was diagnosed with a form of cancer … and, among other reactions and behaviors on my part, both rational and irrational, I went missing from TheNewstalkers, and, in addition, considered other actions that would have no bearing on her diagnosis.
Of course, my realistic and first priority is to be supportive of my wife's day-to-day, mundane, spousal and...
Mar 02 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgWith all that is happening right now, the best thing of all is that you are by her side. The most important thing is the love between the two of you and you both have that. I am here if you need...
Mar 01 1:35pm@4Hi Mac, glad you are back. I will have your wife in my thoughts and wishing the best for her.
I came across this picture the other day and it gave me a chuckle....
Sometimes we need to step back and have a laugh sometimes with the daily stresses in life.
If you have any you can share that would be nice.
Please, no politics or religion, Although this has a Bible verse in it, it does not make fun of religion.
Remember to be polite. Thank you.
Mar 01 7:email@example.com
Mar 01 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat sounds good! You can eat a piece of pie at the same time...
Mar 01 12:00pm@1Sometimes we need a little humor in life.
Dress in Blue Day is March 1
Via: CB "The Member Formerly Known as Calbab." • 42 comments • 2 weeks ago
What? Dress in Blue Day lets allies everywhere join our mission to end colorectal cancer. By wearing blue and raising funds, you bring awareness to this disease and support our work—as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer.
When? Supporters can go blue any day in March, with Dress in Blue Day officially observed on Friday, March 1. The time for awareness is...
Mar 01 4:email@example.comGreat mission to have!
Mar 01 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks CB, sometimes it feels good to talk about it. Maybe others have gone through the same thing. I will have to remember this day to wear blue.
Mar 01 2:28pm@5I lost my mom from Colon Cancer 18 years ago. I have been going for my colonoscopy every 5 years. So far so good, I had to start early. My mom never had one, I now wished I had taken her to the...
Grand Canyon Offers Biblical Perspective Tour
Via: Keep America Great! • 80 comments • one week ago
One of the worlds biggest tourist attractions is offering a Biblical perspective tour on how it was formed.
The Grand Canyon recently celebrated it “100th birthday” on February 26. In honor of its “birthday”, Liftablehighlighted Canyon Ministries as the “the only tour company at the Grand Canyon that provides guided tours from a biblical standpoint.”
The Christian tour group teaches...
Mar 01 8:24am@2One place I have never been to. One day I will see it somehow.
Man plans to live out 'golden' age at Holiday Inn instead of retirement home
Via: Freefaller • 61 comments • 2 weeks ago
A man on the brink of retirement found an alternative way to live out his "golden" years: by spending them in a Holiday Inn rather than a retirement home . Spring, Texas, resident Terry Robison, 64, worked out a detailed comparison between the two options, and the mid-priced hotel chain appeared to win out by a landslide.
Robison wrote on Facebook that the average cost of nursing home...