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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

It is with great sadness we have to announce that Marie Fredriksson of Roxette has passed away in the morning of December 9, following a 17-year long battle with cancer. Marie was born on the 30th of May 1958 in the south of Sweden, starting her musical career in nearby Halmstad where she became friends with future Roxette companion Per Gessle. Following a successful solo debut in 1984, Marie Fredriksson became one of Sweden's most loved and successful artists. In 1986 she teamed up with Per in Roxette with the ambition to reach outside Sweden, and together they started a historical journey that in the coming years would make them one of the biggest pop acts in the world. read more


Thursday, November 28, 2019

About 90 additional foreign students at a fake university in metro Detroit created by the Department of Homeland Security have been arrested in recent months. A total of about 250 students have now been arrested since January on immigration violations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of a sting operation by federal agents who enticed foreign-born students, mostly from India, to attend the school that marketed itself as offering graduate programs in technology and computer studies, according to ICE officials. Many of those arrested have been deported, while others are contesting their removals. One has been allowed to stay after being granted lawful permanent resident status by an immigration judge.


Friday, November 22, 2019

A new horse is joining the stable. Ford's all-electric, Mustang-inspired SUV is finally here, revealed Sunday evening ahead of the 2019 LA Auto Show. Meet the Mustang Mach-E. read more


Friday, October 25, 2019

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution to condemn how House Democrats have been conducting the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. read more


Thursday, October 17, 2019

The parents of a British teenager allegedly killed in a motorcycle accident by the American wife of a U.S. official are accusing the White House of trying to ambush them with a forced meeting with the woman in the Oval Office on Tuesday. "It struck us that this meeting was hastily arranged by nincompoops on the run," a spokesman for the family said.


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What utterly baffles me is how the right can spout bald faced lie after lie and their turd gobblers keep eating them. Democrats are NOT perfect but let us be real when I am talking about the right today I see and mean big lies on things everyone knows or should know as indisputable facts. This kind of BS takes me back to Bill Clinton and the Meaning of "Is" when he was being evasive about getting a BJ from Lewinsky. He was simply being evasive and everyone - I mean EVERYONE - knew it happened. This is so much worse and even sinister because these are outright lies about things that factually are a part of the open record.

This boils down to Propaganda (aka "Talkig points") and the nativity of the gobblers eating it up. They see it over and over. Personally I think there should be an investigation of several news outlets. I am all for freedom of speech but entertainment TV posing as news should be outlawed period. That does mean left of right gobblers.

Here are five basic rules of propaganda, courtesy of Norman Davies in his extraordinary book "Europe: A History":

- The rule of simplification: reducing all data to a simple confrontation between 'Good and Bad', 'Friend and Foe'.
- The rule of disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.
- The rule of transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.
- The rule of unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: draining the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star-performers, by social pressure, and by 'psychological contagion'.
- The rule of orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.

Speaking VERY frankly - I am kind of with her take on typical Chinese restaurants. Frankly it has nothing to do with "appropriation" which is such a lame thing anyhow. I haven't been in a "clean" Chinese Restaurant owned by Chinese in decades. Around here there were 3 "fine dining" Chinese Restaurants in the 70s that slowly went down hill through the 80s. I know at least one was Chinese mob owned and I believe still is. All the small places have been pretty filthy for decades as well. We are talking 30 years of filthy restaurants. Now the Chinese have been opening these buffets that quickly go from good food and clean to disgusting over about 6 months.

When I lived in Denver - no different. Toronto? Detroit? Again no different... Pretty much where ever I have been. PF Changs is about the only "clean" "Chinese" place you can find and that's because it's a big chain.

Frankly it pains me because I like American Chinese food and some of the true Chinese food you can sometimes get. I generally like the Chinese people I meet working in the places too. My personal hunch is most are lacking papers in these new restaurants and I don't know if they are their "freely" in complete honesty. I lived a block away from one years ago and learned what to watch for. If you happen to be around at the right time, you can see they fill up big vans with all the staff and bus them in early in the morning and out after close. A friend got to know one a little and she was pretty scared of the managers. She said they aren't allowed to talk to the customers but she was sneaky about it. Several have been busted doing some pretty illegal things over the years and had their operations were exposed. Locally a couple I remember off hand - they were prepping all the food in a house next door in pretty nasty conditions and were caught when it caught on fire. Mysteriously all the workers disappeared during the investigation. Even further back, one of them had livestock hidden in the woods out back and were butchering them as needed - in the woods. The one I remember as a true stereotype was in San Diego. A place my friend had tried and never went back saying meat tasted funky - turns out they were serving cat and dog...

Ira/Nulli/Willow

Quit spouting BS. Don't be naive. Don't be ignorant. By and large it is Conservatives are the true cause for illegal migration. The reason is they knowingly employ them to reduce their labor costs and fill jobs it would take paying Americans far more to do. They have done it for decades upon decades at this point. There were "migrants" when I was a kid and long before. They wandered the country doing farm jobs that Americans, including American teens, didn't want and were incapable of doing well. Then came the era of St. Raygun. All of a sudden there was a flood of illegal immigrants. They took good paying jobs and knocked wages through the floor. True these were jobs most Americans didn't want at first. They were not glamorous or complex jobs in general. They were and still are hard labor. Today we depend on illegals in these jobs. Especially with unemployment at 3.5%.

Yes liberals as well as conservatives have failed to come up with a solution. There are a couple reasons. The first being that conservatives know liberals are correct and it would cost them elections. Liberals more or less for the same reason in that they know it would cost elections too. But the main reason is the core of all our issues at this time IMHO - money in elections. The unlimited money, dark money and the ability of corporations and the ultra wealthy to influence elections is a sad comment on this country.

Yes racism is alive and strong in this country today. Yes I truly believe that racism is what killed this boy and so many others. There was no border crisis until Trump took over. Trump created one. Words have repercussions. And don't forget just how much Der Trumpf relies on them.

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