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Aug 06 09:45

The Painted Monument to the Soviet Army in Bulgaria

The Monument to the Soviet Army is located in the King’s Garden in the heart of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Built in 1954, it was created as a symbol of gratitude for the Soviet Red Army for helping Bulgaria on their war efforts during the second World War. The monument depicts a soldier of the Soviet Army, surrounded by a male worker and a female peasant from Bulgaria. At the base of the monument are several bas-reliefs depicting a mishmash of scenes - soldiers in the battlefields and Bulgarian peasants at work. The entire memorial complex is surrounded by a park that has become a popular hangout for young people.

Aug 05 10:25

London’s Secret Nuclear Reactor

For more than 30 years, between 1962 and 1996, a nuclear reactor sat at the heart of London tantalizingly close to a busy thoroughfare and to people’s homes and public buildings. Its existence so close to the metropolis was kept a secret from the public, because to tell the truth would have been extremely controversial.

The reactor was located at the basement of King William Building at the old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The Royal Naval College was established in 1873 and was housed in a 17th century building complex designed by the highly acclaimed English architect of the time, Sir Christopher Wren. The buildings originally housed the Greenwich Hospital—a retirement home for disabled sailors of the Royal Navy. The word “hospital” merely meant a place providing hospitality. After the hospital closed in 1869, these buildings became the Royal Naval College where navy officers were trained.

Aug 05 08:02

Meghan Markle 'is planning to fly to the US and reunite with her estranged father Thomas in secret within weeks' for the pair's first meeting since he missed her wedding

Meghan Markle and her father are planning to reunite in secret in the US later this month, friends of the Duchess of Sussex have claimed.

Prince Harry's wife will take a solo trip home to America to see her estranged father Thomas Markle, according to the Mirror.

The 74-year-old former lighting director is said to be 'delighted' about the potential visit from Meghan, and is 'keeping two dates free at the end of the month'.

The meeting would be the first time the former actress has seen her reclusive father in several months after he pulled out of her wedding in May, citing health concerns.

Aug 04 20:29

Putting her troubles behind her! Meghan is all smiles on her 37th birthday as she wears a £400 dress and holds Harry's hand at the wedding of his close friend after claims of a rift with her father

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured at the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks at St Mary the Virgin Church in Frensham, Surrey, just months after they tied the knot themselves.

Aug 04 10:17

Republican congressman is still touting fake pro-Israel award from Sacha Baron Cohen

As part of his effort to trick conservative activists and lawmakers into embarrassing themselves on his Showtime series Who is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen presented a fake pro-Israel award to an array of political figures called “70 at 70.” On behalf of a non-existent Israeli outlet called “Yerushalayim Television,” Cohen’s team told its unsuspecting victims (and some more rightly skeptical marks) they were being honored for their “significant contributions to the State of Israel.” But weeks after the rouse was revealed, it appears that Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) still doesn’t realize he was duped.

Aug 03 11:56

Marilyn Monroe: the Bookworm who Fantasized about Sleeping with Albert Einstein

The name Marilyn Monroe drifts by in a fog of legend. Her life has become virtually mythical. Something to be written down in epic sagas passed down to future generations of pop culture prophets. The platinum blonde hair, seductive eyebrows, white dress blowing above her thighs, alluring voice, famous lovers, and tragic death.

Aug 03 09:52

Shock and Awe Celebrates Reporters Who Got It Right

It’s now conventional for corporate media pundits and centrist politicians to acknowledge that their support for the US invasion of Iraq was misguided. Most excuse their pro-war record on the grounds that there was no available alternate narrative to the Bush administration’s claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. How could they have known any better?

But as FAIR has long noted (Extra!, 3–4/03), this “we were all wrong” narrative doesn’t hold up. There were, in fact, a few corporate journalists who got it right when everyone else was getting it wrong.

Shock and Awe, a new film directed by Rob Reiner—of This Is Spinal Tap (1984) and A Few Good Men (1992) fame—tells the story of two of these journalists. At the center of Reiner’s proper noun–heavy docudrama are Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, two reporters for Knight Ridder, one of the largest newspaper publishers at the time. (It’s since been absorbed by McClatchy.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Understandably, the corporate media has trashed the film. But Claire and I really liked it and I recommend you hit that pay-per-view button this weekend and see it.

Aug 02 11:15

Prince of style! George joins his mother Kate, aunt Meghan and great-grandmother the Queen on Tatler's star-studded best dressed list, thanks to his take on 'Christopher Robin chic'

At just five years-old, he has entertained world leaders in his dressing gown, enjoyed global tours on private jets and attended only the most prestigious royal events.

And now Prince George has been named on Tatler magazine's annual best dressed list.

The prince is the youngest addition to the 30-strong list, appearing alongside his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, 36, aunt the Duchess of Sussex, 36, 'gan-gan' the Queen, 92, and celebrities including Amal Clooney, Lily James and Harry Styles.

According to the society bible, Prince George, often seen in statement shorts, sleeveless jumpers and knee-high socks, 'flies the flag for Christopher Robin chic'.

Aug 02 11:01

Vietnam’s New ‘Golden Bridge’ Looks Like Something Out Of A Fantasy World

The new bridge is part of a $2 billion investment that's helping Vietnam to become one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations on Earth.

A new bridge that’s opened outside of Da Nang, Vietnam — aptly named the “Golden Bridge” — has quickly staked its claim to being one of the most stunning bridges on Earth.

The Golden Bridge, which sits about 4,600 feet above sea level in the Bà Nà hills, is designed to look like it’s being held up by two massive stone hands.

Aug 02 09:21

Hillary goes Hollywood: Clinton teams up with Steven Spielberg to executive produce suffragette series just days after filming Madame Secretary role

The former Secretary of State is officially going Hollywood, signing a deal to executive produce a series based on the Elaine Weiss book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.

Clinton will be working alongside friend and mega-donor Steven Spielberg on the project, whose Amblin TV optioned the rights to the book back in March.

This news comes just one week after it was revealed that Clinton would also be appearing in the season premiere of Madam Secretary in a cameo alongside two of her predecessors, Colin Powell and Madeline Albright.

Aug 02 01:56

The Declassified FBI Files on Ernest Hemingway

When Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in 1961, the world stood in awe. His talent and his adventurous spirit were admired by many, as he was seen as an unbreakable man who enjoyed life to the fullest.

Aug 01 15:27

Rush Limbaugh on air 30 years

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been on the airwaves for 30 years now and his attitude hasn’t changed one bit.

Aug 01 09:46

Kathy Griffin ‘Built a Wall’ on Her $10M Mansion to Block a Trump-Supporting Neighbor

Trump-hating comedienne Kathy Griffin recently admitted that she built a wall at her $10.5 million mansion to shield herself from a neighbor who supported the president after her controversial photo shoot showing her hoisting Donald Trump’s bloody severed head.

Griffin appeared in a video tour of her palatial California estate with Youtube star Shane Dawson earlier this month. At one point during the recording, Griffin admitted that she had been feuding with her neighbor, KB Homes CEO Jeffery Mezger, especially after she debuted her widely panned bloody head photos of the president.

“I have a neighbor on this side, and for some reason, ever since my Trump picture, he stands there and screams ‘Hey you fucking dike, you fucking cunt,'” Griffin said in the video.

“We kind of built, like a little… As Trump would say, we built a wall. I’m not a Trump supporter, but we built a wall,” Kathy Griffin added.

Aug 01 08:31

Massive White Helmets Photo Cache Proves Hollywood Gave Oscar to Terrorist Group

Al-Nusra Sharia spokesman Abdullah al-Muhaysini acknowledges the White Helmets are Mujahideen (Islamic jihadists)

Aug 01 08:14

SUPERHEROES ARE PROMOTING LGBTQ TRIPE INSTEAD OF FIGHTING CRIME NOW

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE: (Transgender Superhero Dreamer?)

Jul 31 14:08

Mark Cuban on artificial intelligence: ‘If you Don’t think a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy

Billionaire Mark Cuban didn’t hold back when he recently discussed the dangers of artificial intelligence. Refusing to mince words, Cuban said, “Let me scare the s— out of you, all right? If you don’t think by the time most of you are in your mid-40s that a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy.”

Jul 31 12:38

Meghan Markle 'is at her wits' end over her father's public outbursts' - but Kate has been a 'pillar of support' amid family drama after the pair bonded over tea and tennis

The Duchess of Sussex has maintained a dignified silence around her father's public outbursts, but behind closed doors she is said to be 'at her wits' end'.

Jul 30 16:00

Act of betrayal: rescued by the Royal Navy from Libyan warzone and evacuated back to Britain - three years before he slaughtered 22 people at a pop concert

The Manchester suicide bomber was rescued by the Navy from war-torn Libya three years before his pop concert atrocity, the Mail reveals today.

HMS Enterprise plucked Salman Abedi, then 19, from the Libyan coast and took him to Malta for a flight home to Britain in August 2014.

Jul 29 15:37

WWII-Era Bills Worth around $2 Million discovered under Churchill’s favorite tailors

Recently, someone in San Jose California got very rich. They won an estimated five-hundred million dollars in the lottery. Along with suddenly hitting it big in Hollywood, or developing an app or game that people “just have to have,” picking the lucky numbers in the lottery is about the only way to get rich overnight.

Jul 29 08:25

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets found to contain mysterious fibers, hair-like structures

Today we announce the first investigation conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, the new science-based research branch of Natural News where we put foods under the microscope and find out what’s really there.

Jul 29 05:20

The London Wedding of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate

Liz and Dick. Jackie and Ari. Warren and Julie. The Sixties were a decade of Super Couples — and one of Hollywood’s most talked-about twosomes was Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

The Polish film director (who scared the bejesus out of moviegoers with his 1968 horror masterpiece Rosemary’s Baby) and the stunning actress epitomized the decade’s swinging, go-with-the-flow vibe. Photographer Peter Evans would describe the couple as “the Douglas Fairbanks/Mary Pickford of our time … Cool, nomadic, talented, and nicely shocking.”

Jul 27 14:04

Paul McCartney back at the Abbey Road crossing

The Beatles released Abbey Road 49 years ago, and to commemorate that transcendent album, Paul McCartney re-created the band’s cover photo of a walk across the road, to the delight of applauding fans.

McCartney, 76, posted a video of his stroll across the road his band made famous on his Instagram account.

The photo for the original album was taken on August 8, 1969 outside of EMI Studios on Abbey Road. It featured McCartney and John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr crossing the now-famous road.

Jul 27 14:04

Sketches of Two of John Wayne Gacy’s Victims Made Public in Hopes of Finally Identifying Them

The arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in 1978, followed by the discovery of more than 20 dead bodies under his ranch house in metropolitan Chicago, was one of the most sickening, heartbreaking chapters in American history. Gacy was eventually convicted of murdering 33 teenage boys and young men.

“This is the worst crime of the century,” said a deeply shaken investigator of the Gacy crimes as the bodies were being unearthed, one by one, in the documentary Crime Stories: John Wayne Gacy.

Gacy was put under surveillance after a 15-year-old boy disappeared and his parents convinced police that their son could not possibly be a runaway. The boy, Robert Piest, had said he was going to meet an adult man about a contracting job. He turned out to be local businessman, civic leader, and volunteer party clown John Wayne Gacy.

Jul 27 14:02

The Last of His Tribe: Only Known Survivor of Extinct Amazon Tribe Videotaped in Jungle

The man has been living alone, rarely glimpsed, for 22 years in Brazil’s Rondonia region, the only survivor of an isolated tribe nearly wiped out by cattle ranchers.

Jul 27 14:01

McCartney said in an interview with the BBC two years ago that the break up of the band pitched him into depression. He gave the reason for the band breaking up, saying, “The business thing split us apart,” referring to a new manager. After the Beatles

Two years after a U.S. salvage company announced finding a wrecked ship off Cape Canaveral, Florida, that had three bronze cannons — each worth more than $1 million — and beautiful marble monuments, a Florida judge has ruled that the submerged wreck and its artifacts are the exclusive property of the nation that built the ship and set it to sea in the 16th century: France.

The ship is believed to be one of a fleet of French ships, led by the explorer Jean Ribault, which sailed to the New World to form colonies in America in 1562 and 1565.

The Florida marine salvage company Global Marine Enterprises (GME) that located the wreck did not, of course, want to lose the rights to it, and argued that the identity of the ship couldn’t definitively be established.

Jul 26 10:50

Young Female Wal-Mart Manager "TRIGGERED" And Flees To "Safe Space" After Customer Complains About Illegal Overcharge

This incident was so stupid, preposterous and insane that I wish this story was made up, but unfortunately, it is true. You see, this is the kind of mental and societal insanity that has infested the minds of many young people. It has surpassed the social-media and political realm and "snowflakes" across America are "triggered" by almost anything, even something as mundane and benign as a retail pricing /consumer issue. Thus, Wal-Mart "managers" who are "triggered" by their "feelings" are encouraged to "#walkaway" and seek their "safe space," perhaps in the ice cream or pillow isle. This is simply amazing stuff. I think I'll shop somewhere else.

Jul 25 09:23

Alight here for walkies! Gleeful Poodle loving every minute of his rail journey is dubbed 'best Virgin Trains passenger ever' - but sparks Twitter fury for taking 'a human seat'

A photo of a gleeful-looking Poodle on a Virgin Train that was posted on Twitter has melted hearts and outraged passengers in equal measure.

The dog was sitting upright on a carriage on a Virgin Trains service when it was photographed by a fellow passenger.

Virgin Trains then shared the image on Twitter, adding 'have you ever seen a passenger so happy' to their post.

However, the dog's owner and Virgin Train were hit by criticism on Twitter for allowing the animal to sit on a 'human seat'.

Jul 25 08:44

Light-footed lemurs dance in the sands of Madagascar

These nimble lemurs aren't hopping mad – they're just in the mood for dancing at a private wildlife reserve in southern Madagascar.

The striking-looking Verreaux’s sifaka, also known as white sifaka because of their thick, mostly white silky fur, were captured in a series of stunning photos taken at the Berenty Reserve.

The site, founded in 1936 by Henry and Alain de Heaulme on land beside the Mandrare River, is considered one of the best locations to see confident ringtail and sifaka lemurs at close range.

Since becoming a tourist destination during the 1980s, it has attracted photographers and television crews, including those filming for various BBC wildlife series presented by David Attenborough.

The tree-dwelling lemurs of the Madagascan forests live and forage for food in small groups of five, eating almost any plant parts that are above ground.

Jul 24 04:00

After Ava Gardner swam naked in Hemingway’s pool he ordered for the water never to be drained of it

With alluring green eyes and sensual lips, Ava Gardner was the femme fatale of the 1940s and ’50s.

As soon as she stepped into Hollywood, Mickey Rooney fell in love with her, and Gardner became the first of his seven wives. They were divorced nine months later. Her infamous relationship with Frank Sinatra began when the two first met in 1943, though it didn’t heat up until 1949. After a prolonged wild affair, Sinatra’s wife, Nancy, finally agreed to a divorce and he and Gardner married in 1951.

Gardner wasn’t just beautiful, but also elegant and graceful, confident, and aware of the effect she caused everywhere she went. All eyes were on her, and she enjoyed it. Besides the three marriages to Rooney, Sinatra, and Artie Shaw, Gardner’s life was full of tumultuous romances and affairs. She simply lived her life on her own terms, and that was it.

Jul 23 10:51

PICTURED: Hillary and Bill's intimate dinner with Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss - showing just how close the Clintons were to the 'serial rapist' movie mogul

Photos of Hillary Clinton having dinner with longtime pal Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss have emerged.

The Clintons were reported to have dined with the disgraced film producer, his wife Georgina Chapman and lawyer David Boies at Rao's in Harlem, five weeks after Trump was elected president.

Details of their dinner were revealed in a New York Time's article on Weinstein last year, two months after he was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in a damning exposé.

Clinton and Weinstein were in talks to create a TV documentary about her failed campaign until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him.

Jul 23 09:21

Johnny Depp Leads ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actors in Call to ‘Impeach Trump’ at Comic-Con

Johnny Depp, star of the upcoming Harry Potter film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and his panel of co-stars turned political, Saturday, calling to “impeach Trump” during the film’s discussion panel at this year’s Comic-Con.

Fans were thrilled when Depp emerged from behind the curtains in full Gellert Grindelwald costume, a shock of spiky blond hair and all, to introduce the trailer for the film, according to Entertainment Weekly.

But some fans in the audience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were soured when the panel launched into an anti-Trump tirade.

During the question-and-answer period, the cast on stage was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life. Beasts co-star Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) quickly piped up and said she would “impeach Trump.” The remark met with some cheers, but not everyone was happy with the diversion into politics.

Jul 23 08:49

Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn

The Walt Disney Co. has fired director James Gunn from helming the third film in the blockbuster $1.6 billion Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move follows the discovery and circulation of several provocative tweets Gunn posted to Twitter that date back as far as 2008.

The decade-old tweets, which made jokes about topics such as pedophilia and rape, were unearthed on Thursday by conservative website The Daily Caller, which notes that Gunn is an outspoken critic of President Trump. In the wake of the report, conservative personalities began tweeting to followers to confront Gunn at Comic-Con International, which is currently underway in San Diego, CA. Gunn had been expected to attend SDCC on Friday to participate in Sony’s Hall H presentation in support of an as-yet unknown project, but his appearance was abruptly pulled.

Jul 22 14:22

"World's highest standard of living. There's no way like the American way", 1937

In early January 1937, the swollen banks of the Ohio River flooded more than seventy percent of Louisville, Kentucky, and its surrounding areas. With one hour’s notice, photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White caught the next plane to Louisville. She photographed the city from makeshift rafts, recording one of the largest natural disasters in American history which claimed close to 400 lives and left roughly one million people homeless across five states in the winter of that terrible year.

Jul 22 14:02

Simon, the cat crusader who served aboard HMS Amethyst, received three medals after being wounded

Cats are intelligent and adaptive predators with a strong natural instinct for hunting and eliminating rodents. Because of this, they have been used on numerous ships across the world as killers of rats, mice, and various other disease-ridden pests.

The concept of a “ship’s cat” has been around since ancient times; aside from being hailed as efficient exterminators, cats have also been known to provide stress relief and a sense of companionship to sailors far away from home.

Simon, the cheeky black-and-white cat who served aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst, became one of the most famous ship’s cats in history after being wounded during the Yangtze Incident.

Jul 21 12:49

The View - Dividing & Distracting America one episode at a time, since 1997

This "hate gossip" feud between Whoopie Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro is a big distraction that has both sides all riled up. Neither of these people are innocent. By the way, included is a clip of Goldberg defending child rapist Roman Polanski on the view.

Jul 21 12:21

Liberals triggered over Trump’s latest tweet

It appears Donald Trump triggered liberals across Twitterland Saturday after the commander-in-chief tweeted he “did nothing wrong” in reference to Special Counsel Robert Muller’s the ongoing fake federal probe into Russian collusion.

Jul 20 09:43

You’ll never guess where the next James Bond villain is from...

James Bond’s nemesis in the upcoming 007 film will be (now whisper it)... Russian. In what could be a sign of the times, it’s the first time in 20 years the fictional English spy will be battling it out with a Moscow baddie.

Jul 20 08:55

Whoopi Goldberg Reportedly Screamed at Judge Jeanine Pirro to ‘Get the F*** Out of This Building’

Following an argument on “The View,” host Whoopi Goldberg reportedly spit at and unleashed a verbal tirade against Judge Jeanine Pirro, demanding that she leave the building.

The pair had engaged in a tense exchange on the show Thursday, where Pirro was promoting her book, ‘Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.’

Discussion amongst the ladies pivoted toward the President at one point, and Pirro committed the thought crime of citing facts that show America by “every metric” is better under Donald Trump than it was under Barack Obama.

“Unemployment is lower than it’s been in fifty years,” she stated. “Minorities, Hispanics, African-Americans have jobs … the GDP under Obama was barely one, we’re going up to four.”

At that point, reality seemed to grate at Goldberg and she stepped in. The ensuing fireworks were something to behold.

Jul 19 10:04

How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes.

Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake.

But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s young son says, “I don’t like guns” when a deputy suggests he may someday replace his father. The deputy appears discomforted by the exchange.

Jul 19 09:02

EXCLUSIVE: Riverside gun store confronts Sacha Baron Cohen after he comes to business in disguise

A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on surveillance video.

The video was provided exclusively to FOX 11.

It happened at Warrior One Guns & Ammo in February 2017. That’s when owner Norris Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen and a camera met him while claiming to be filming a documentary about a Hungarian immigrant wanting to buy a gun.

“He comes in, off the bat you can see in the video I’m looking like, this guy does not look like a Hungarian immigrant, tight ass leather pants, a beard, it just didn’t fit,” Sweidan said. “The moment his words came out of his mouth I was like this guy is full of s***.”

Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen said he wanted to buy a gun, but said it with a very odd sounding accent he didn’t find credible.

Jul 19 08:00

Whoopi Goldberg demands Homeland Security stage Trump intervention

As pundits across the US continue their descent into rage over President Donald Trump’s “treasonous” meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Whoopi Goldberg has called on Homeland Security to intervene.

Speaking on ‘The View’ on Monday, Goldberg and her fellow presenters competed to see who could be the most enraged about Trump’s behavior at the Helsinki summit with Putin.

John McCain’s daughter Megan got the most words in, addressing National Security Advisor John Bolton and the Trump administration. “Are you an America first, do you not believe in genocide? Or are you going to allow the chemical gassing of children right now?”

However, it was Godlberg’s call for the Department of Homeland security to step in that won out in the end.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A has-been's last grab for media attention...

Jul 18 12:28

Joe McGovern Interviewed By Sean Stone

CIA analyst Ray McGovern's son Joe, is interviewed by Sean Stone, son of film-maker Oliver Stone, about Joe's new documentary 'The Other Side: a liberal democrat explores conservative America.'

Jul 18 11:55

Tintagel Castle on the bluffs of Cornwall is revealing its surprising secrets

On the rocky north coast of Cornwall stands what is left of Tintagel Castle, built more than 1,000 years ago to house a royal family that lived lavishly on provisions and food imported from Turkey, Spain, and other countries on the Mediterranean.

An ongoing archaeological dig at the castle has unearthed pieces of French and Spanish glassware, top quality tableware from Turkey, and wine, oil, and amphora from Greece. Unearthed bones show sheep, goats, pigs, and cows were regularly butchered and cooked. Seafood such as fish and oysters also filled in the diet of the people who lived there in the 5th to the 7th centuries, people who historians believe may have been rulers of Cornwall.

Jul 18 09:45

College Students Asked "Who Won The Civil War?"

Q: "Who won the Civil War?"

A: "The one in 1965?"

Jul 18 07:02

Glenn Close: ‘The Things This Country was Founded on Threatened’ By Trump

Actress Glenn Close is discouraged by the state of America today and, like most Hollywood celebrities, she believes it is all President Donald Trump’s fault.

At the D.C. premiere of her new film, The Wife, Close insisted that the state of politics today is “tricky” and “scary” for her, The Hill reported.

The Fatal Attraction star also thinks the U.S. Constitution is in danger: “I feel that our Constitution is not being defended and I feel that many of the things that this country was founded on … [are] being threatened.”

The Fatal Attraction star said she wants leaders who live a “high intellectual life,” who have a “real moral sense,” and who understand that the Constitution is “fragile.”

Jul 17 11:11

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' Bombs

The premier of Sacha Baron Cohen's new Republican bashing show "Who is America?" garnered only 327,000 viewers.

Jul 17 08:37

It's Atlas ant! Weightlifting insect carries fruit on its head in Greek God style show of strength

How's this for super-human antics – these eye-catching photos show the immense strength of a weaver ant in Indonesia, balancing and carrying fruit on its teeny-tiny head.

And while it's not holding up a celestial globe, the powerful ant is clearly the insect version of Atlas, one of the strongest and most powerful of all Titans in Greek mythology.

The stunning images were taken by Eko Adiyanto, who captured the super-strong ants with his macro photography equipment, while the insects were at work in his garden in West Java.

What makes them all the more remarkable is that the weaver ant weighs around 5mg.

Amazing balancing act: this ant carefully balances a hollow fruit on its feelers, giving the impression that it is lifting a great weight in the photographer's garden in West Java, Indonesia

Jul 17 08:17

What Cartoons Teach Kids in the 80’s

In 1980’s, cartoons became very popular in televisions. Various cartoon shows hit the attention of so many kids. However, some of these cartoon shows brought messages which gave wrong perception to children viewers. Here are the top 10 cartoon shows that teach kids in the 80’s.

1. You might have a long lost sibling out there that you might want to hook up with.

2. Gun Battles Cannot Harm Anybody.

3. It’s alright that your boyfriend cheats on you.

4. Always help solving a crime whenever it happens.

5. Being the only woman in a situation, high chances of harassment is expected.

Jul 17 08:08

Incredible skeletal remains of Catholic saints still dripping in gems and jewellery discovered by 'Indiana Bones' explorer

A relic hunter dubbed 'Indiana Bones' has lifted the lid on a macabre collection of 400-year-old jewel-encrusted skeletons unearthed in churches across Europe.

Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments.

Incredibly, some of the skeletons, said to be the remains of early Christian martyrs, were even found hidden away in lock-ups and containers.e

Jul 17 08:01

Hollywood Melts over Trump-Putin Summit: ‘Arrest’ this ‘Treasonous’ ‘Urine Lapper’

A throng of Hollywood celebrities erupted in disgust and rage on social media Monday in response to President Donald Trump’s meeting a joint presser with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

“Trump: ‘They (my intelligence officers) said, ‘I think it is Russia.’ I have President Putin (standing here). He just said it is not Russia. I will say this: I do not see any reason why it would be (Russia),” fumed Oscar-winner Michael Moore, adding, “Arrest Trump when Air Force One lands. I want to see him in chains.”

Jul 16 17:50

Netflix slumps 13% as viewer numbers slow dramatically with Disney set to launch its own rival streaming service

Netflix suffered a shock share price dive last night after missing subscriber growth targets for the first time in more than a year.

Shares in the internet streaming giant plunged by around 13pc in after-hours trading in the US as it added 5.15m subscribers in the past three months – a million less than forecast.

Netflix added 670,000 subscribers in the US in the second quarter, well below analysts’ estimates of 1.19m, while signing up 4.47m internationally, compared with 4.97m expected. It now has 130m subscribers.

Jul 16 09:01

SACHA BARON COHEN TRICKED REPUBLICANS BY TELLING THEM THEY WERE ADVOCATING FOR ISRAEL

Sacha Baron Cohen tricked several former and current Republican members of congress into reading off scripts supporting arming children by telling them they were voicing support for an armament program in Israel.

His SHOWTIME program took their comments out of context and edited it to make it appear like they were advocating for these policies in America.

Jul 16 01:55

'Do you know which team you play for?' Hillary Clinton trolls Trump before his summit meeting with Putin

Hillary Clinton is trolling Donald Trump just hours before his scheduled summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

‘Great World Cup,’ the former secretary of state tweeted late Sunday.

‘Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?’

Clinton lost the election to Trump in November 2016.

Jul 15 06:27

A flea market ring picked up for $13 was sold for $850,000 at Sotheby’s

Whether you’re in the search of a Boho vintage dress, a unique belt buckle, or maybe even a cute vase for your collection of trinkets, any flea market is the place to be. Everyone is looking for their own great deal. But one English lady unknowingly picked out something quite remarkable at a “car boot sale” at West Middlesex Hospital, London, in the 1980s. What she believed to be a piece of costume jewelry made the headlines 30 years later.

It was just a regular Sunday sale when the woman bought a ring she fancied for £10 ($13). She wore that ring for the next 30 years, shopping, working, running errands, until she discovered, to her astonishment, it was actually set with a 26-carat diamond that was cut in the 19th century.

Jul 14 10:21

Gaz Beadle and Emma McVey's baby son Chester in hospital as model reveals family have had 'three hours sleep in 48 hours'

They're the doting parents of their new baby Chester.

But Gaz Beadle, 30, and Emma McVey, 25, have been going through a tough time lately as their little boy has been so unwell they've had to take him to hospital.

Model Emma posted a snap of herself with the six-month-old at Leeds General Infirmary on Friday, with the caption: 'Three hours sleep in 48 hours. Poorly baby. Hospital cuddles.'

Jul 14 09:49

Young Black Man Explains How He Learned The Shocking Truth "The Democratic Party HATES Black People!

Former police officer Brandon Tatum explains that his whole life he identified as a Democrat, even though he didn't even know this difference between a Democrat and Republican, didn't known what a conservative was, and had no clue about the shocking history of the Democratic party- with the Klan, Bill Clinton's drug war "which separated children from their families," Tatum goes on to explain how Obama didn't help blacks, and why he supports President Trump.

Jul 13 16:32

Ice Cream Day At The New York Times!

If you've ever wondered what it looks like inside The New York Times' offices, wonder no further!

Jul 13 11:32

Inspired by vintage book covers and other unexpected materials, French designer Sylvie Facon creates unique evening gowns

Bringing a fairy tale world to life proves to be an extremely difficult task for most of us, but there are some people out there who have the power to merge the worlds of fantasy and reality thanks to their artistic talents and exceptional skills. French creator Sylvie Facon, whose gowns are most certainly designed to evoke fairy-tale imaginings, is without a doubt one such individual.

Jul 13 10:27

Devoted couple in their 90s celebrate their anniversary having not spent a single night apart in 70 years of marriage

A devoted couple who have never spent a night apart are celebrating an astonishing 70 years of wedded bliss.

Albert Twinley, 95, and 91-year-old Phyllis met in north London in 1946 when they were serving with the Royal Signals as company quartermaster sergeants.

After falling in love, the couple left the army and moved to Kent and then to Sussex, where they ran a butchers business together.

Radio communications expert Albert, who served in the Far East during the war, and former telephonist Phyllis finally retired to Essex 30 years ago to be nearer their family.v

Jul 12 06:11

Trump To NATO: "I'm A Very Stable Genius" (Video)

After congratulating Croatia on its' soccer victory, President Trump explained to a Croatian reporter yesterday at a NATO press conference that he is "very consistent" in his tweets and that he's "a very stable genius."

Jul 12 01:04

From runway to railroad: 'Flying trains' with detachable wings could soon let planes drop passengers off at local stations

Akka Technologies has unveiled its ‘Link & Fly’ aircraft design, envisioning a modular craft that relies on a passenger pod and detachable wings to speed up the boarding process, and make it easier than ever to get to and from the airport.

A stunning concept video shows how such a system could work, with the option to carry either travelers or freight, and transform into a train car that makes drop-offs at local stations.

Jul 11 15:33

CLAIM: MICHAEL JACKSON WAS CHEMICALLY CASTRATED BY HIS FATHER TO MAINTAIN HIS HIGH-PITCHED SINGING VOICE

Jackson’s former doctor has claimed Joe Jackson subjected the Billie Jean singer to shocking levels of abuse in order to maintain his high-pitched singing voice

Jul 11 09:13

Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood: Who's the "Crazy Evil Genius" Behind a Global Racket?

Six months and $65,000 later, the photographer, who has requested anonymity out of concern for his safety, has come to understand that he was duped by one of the most elaborate scams to ever hit Hollywood. The woman he'd spoken to several times a day for weeks on end wasn't Pascal, but a sophisticated imposter who took him for a colossal financial and emotional ride.

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Working in Hollywood is like working in a bowl of granola. If it isn't fruits and nuts, it's gonna be flakes!

Jul 10 23:51

The cave in Postojna, Slovenia, is home to the “Human Fish,” a predator that lives up to a century and is largest known cave-dwelling creature

There are three sites that will, without doubt, make everyone’s trip to the southwest of Slovenia more than worthwhile, and ensure the experience is magical and truly spectacular.

Dubbed the “Underground Grand Canyon,” Škocjan Caves, a cave system near the Italian border, has a small yet enchanting underground waterfall, a cliff-hanging pathway half hidden in a thick mist created by an emerald green river that flows 400 feet below the walker’s feet, and a 50-feet footbridge hung high over the abyss.

Jul 10 16:37

CASINO MOGUL SHELDON ADELSON WANTS TO OPEN UP BUSINESS IN NORTH KOREA

Sheldon Adelson is looking to expand his business to North Korea, the casino mogul himself said during a recent event in Jerusalem. Mr. Adelson, whose net worth is believed to total $43.4 billion as of June 2018, is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas-based gaming and hospitality giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. The company operates multiple integrated resort properties in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore, and is eyeing expansion across new markets.

Jul 10 15:51

Yup – We Were Duped…

Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?

I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick “humor” of the British “comedian” Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.

This “legit opportunity” to honor American Vets and contribute to a “legit Showtime historical documentary” was requested of me via a speakers bureau.

Jul 10 06:03

'My heart is broken': Photographer shares tragic images of her homeless, drug addict son, 20, passed out in the street

A photographer has shared heartbreaking photos of her drug addict son passed out in the street.

Michelle Garcia said that she shared the shocking images of her son Cali Mike Ayub to show his downward spiral into addiction to highlight the catastrophic effects of drugs.

Garcia says that she's agreed to meet her son for a coffee last month but when she arrived at the Fresno coffee shop she found Ayub lying face down on a sidewalk in Fresno, California, wearing a dirty shirt and no shoes.

Jul 09 09:14

Dick Cheney Signs a Waterboarding Kit in a New Promo for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime Show

Well, in case you were wondering if Sacha Baron Cohen’s still got it, the comedian’s new Trump-skewering Showtime series, which appears to be titled Who Is America?, just dropped a new promo in which his (still as-yet unseen) journalist character asks former vice-president Dick Cheney to sign a waterboarding kit, which Cheney does with a smile. Now why, in this year of our Lord, in this time in American politics, after more than two decades of faux political comedy shows humiliating their interviewees, would Dick Cheney agree to jokingly sign a waterboard kit in front of a television camera?

Jul 09 09:01

The Apatani tribe women and their startling nose plugs

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Jul 09 08:09

Clever Marketing: Ancient Greek prostitutes wore sandals that printed a message in the ground reading, “Follow me”

Prostitution was and is part of almost all cultures around the world, ancient and modern.

The history of prostitution is a very complex one, and it cannot be simplified and understood only as the result of poor lifestyle choices or the product of unfortunate circumstances.

The earliest data on prostitution dates back to the days of the Sumerian culture in ancient Mesopotamia where the profession thrived along with the growth of the marketplaces that attracted the traders and sailors.

The Sumerian goddess Inanna, better known as Ishtar, one of the most prominent cults worshiped across the Middle East was, among other things, a patron of prostitutes and public houses.

Prostitution was also part of Ancient Greek society where it was reasonably accepted. Between the 8th and the 5th centuries BC, prostitution was legal in Athens, and like any other occupation, everyone in the business had to pay taxes on their income. There were two types of sex workers, pornai, and hetairai.

Jul 09 05:19

Clintons fly coach on commercial airliner, Bill caught reading fiction ‘rape’ thriller in flight

It appears that the Clintons may have fallen on hard times or at least it appears that way after the not so dynamic duo was spotted flying on a Delta Airlines jet out of Regan National Airport (DCA) on Sunday which has got some speculating that the families finances may have been frozen.

Former disgraced President Bill Clinton was captured on video shaking hands and taking a selfie with a kid at Gate 20 while Hillary stood in the background wearing designer sunglasses and a hideous navy blue muumuu.

Jul 08 23:19

The bizarre story of the dragon’s rib in the cathedral of Atessa

Among the religious artifacts found in the Italian city of Atessa is a long and rather large bone. Kept in a church, it is rumored to be the rib of a dragon that once terrorized the area.

While the idea is fanciful, there is an exciting tale of bravery and blood-letting behind it, one that would make Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin himself sit up and take notice.

Back in the mists of time, there were two villages called Ate and Tixa. Each stood on a hill and between them was a valley, otherwise known as the dragon’s lair.

Much like the character of Smaug in The Hobbit, this arrogant flame spewer dominated the land. If the villagers were going to rid themselves of its presence, they would need help.

Enter Leucio, otherwise known as the Bishop of Brindisi. He captured and slayed the beast single-handed, doing it by the sheer power of his faith.

Jul 08 13:18

Trump wants to talk to Putin alone ... which should terrify everyone

I'm shakin all over! Not!
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Donald Trump has demanded that his upcoming summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin start with a one-on-one meeting. Just Trump, Putin, and presumably at least one translator. Why Trump has demanded this alone time with the “just fine” Putin, is not at all clear. But the possibility that Trump will give away a vital US interest during this meeting is real.

Jul 06 21:04

Gorgeous Color Photos of 19 Year-Old Brigitte Bardot at the Cannes Film Festival

Bardot was born in Paris, the daughter of Louis Bardot (1896–1975) and Anne-Marie “Toty” Bardot (née Mucel; 1912–1978). Louis had an engineering degree and worked with his father, Charles Bardot, in the family business. Louis and Anne-Marie married in 1933. Bardot grew up in an upper-middle-class Roman Catholic observant home When she was seven she was admitted to the Cours Hattemer, a private school. She went to school three days a week and otherwise studied at home. This gave time for lessons at Madame Bourget’s dance studio three days a week. Brigitte’s mother also enrolled Brigitte’s younger sister, Marie-Jeanne (born 5 May 1938), in dance. Marie-Jeanne eventually gave up dancing lessons and did not tell her mother, whereas Brigitte concentrated on ballet. In 1947, Bardot was accepted to the Conservatoire de Paris. For three years she attended ballet classes by Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev. One of her classmates was Leslie Caron.

Jul 06 09:37

SMALLVILLE STAR, CULT LEADER ALLISON MACK NOW ACCUSED OF MOLESTING 8YO GIRL AND RECORDING IT

As Allison Mack and Keith Raniere await trial for their part in a twisted celebrity sex trafficking ring, neighbors of the cult’s headquarters in Knox Woods are coming forward with statements about what they saw while the cult was in town. Although the full extent of the accusations against Mack and Raniere were underreported in the mainstream media, one of the main charges in the criminal indictment against Raniere and Mack is sex trafficking of children.

Jul 05 23:30

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Jul 05 15:22

Sony posts whole movie on YouTube in trailer's place

Thousands of people watched a film posted in its entirety to YouTube by its US distributor before the apparent mistake was tackled.

Sony Pictures Entertainment had labelled the video as being a trailer for the movie Khali the Killer.

But its 90 minute duration acted as a giveaway that the upload contained more than just highlights from the film.

The video was wiped after being online for more than six hours but not before news of its availability had spread.

Jul 05 15:09

YouTuber in row over copyright infringement of his own song

Paul had been contacted by YouTube to advise him that one of his videos had been flagged for copyright infringement, but in his own words, "this was a little different".

The copyright he had apparently infringed upon was his own.

"It said what song I was infringing on," Paul explained. "What I found was quite shocking.

"Someone took my track, added vocals and guitar to make their own track, and uploaded it to YouTube, but I got the copyright infringement notice!"

He had been accused of plagiarising his own music - and worse, all the money that video was earning would now be directed towards the person who copied his content.

Jul 04 22:08

Osamu Tezuka, “father of Manga,” wanted to help Japanese overcome depression over World War II

In recent decades, manga comics have gained worldwide popularity and have achieved a dedicated and sometimes extended fan base. In fact, many western comics use elements of manga-style, and many contemporary cartoonists and animators use the Simhon inspiration from the vibrant and dynamic style of Japanese contemporary cartoons.

Its roots are centuries old. Although in the mid-1950s, modern manga comics gained popularity in Japan, but in the late 19th century the rules for the creation of manga comics were established. At the beginning of the 18th century, the word manga is related to comics in Japan, and stylish elements used by manga artists are present in Japanese art since the 12th century.

The modern style of manga comics was developed and popularized by Osamu Tezuka, nowadays called "Father of manga" and "Lord of manga". Tezuka was born in 1928 and started writing comics in elementary school.

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