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Cold Warrior

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Home country: USA
Current location: London, UK
Member since: Sun Aug 24, 2014, 06:49 AM
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In celebration of the election of Andrej Babis

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Inspired by Dave's Not Here Man

I love the poetry of Bob from Tom Thumb's Blues to Tangled Up In Blue
I love the lyricism of Paul from The Boxer to Diamonds on her Shoes
I love the historical storytelling of Al from Roads to Moscow to Post World War II Blues
I love the depth of feeling of Warren from Accidently Like a Martyr to Keep Me in your Heart
I lover the power of the Meat from Bat out of Hell to You took the Words Right out of my Mouth


BUT


I also love Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith

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'Czech Trump' clinches wide lead in election

Prague (AFP) - With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, a billionaire populist dubbed the "Czech Trump" has taken a huge lead in the Czech Republic's election followed by an anti-EU and anti-Islam party with links to France's National Front.

State election officials citing results from nearly 73 percent of polling stations said Babis's anti-corruption and anti-euro ANO (Yes) movement was ahead with 30.87 percent support with the far-right Freedom and Free Democracy (SPD) in second place on 11.19 percent.

The eurosceptic right-wing ODS party has clinched third spot with 10.51 percent and the anti-establishment Pirates scored 10.04 percent.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/czech-trump-poised-win-vote-promises-stage-023419411.html

Another inconvenience for Furher Merkel and the Fourth Reich.

"Don't waste your time with Trumpsters. Alright?"

"I've talked to Trump supporters on Facebook for the past couple of months. They are impervious to facts, truth, reason, logic, love, compassion...in a word, sanity. I recovered from a serious mental illness 15 years ago, but as I talked to these people and tried to reason with them I could feel myself slipping back into the abyss. "
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029734864

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All My Exes

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Yes I know the enlightened Muslims of the Kingdom have recently granted women the "right" to drive.

Russia!

A very informative and very watchable history of Russia. I was completely unaware that there were only two Russian royal houses in its long history!

This is Part One, but there is a 47 min. video with the complete history.


Rock Head flunks Masters program 40+ years ago, blames Weinstein

In one of the many "I was raped too; look at me" threads in DUmmyland (even the Boston Drunkard's mom has one), our friend Rock Head feels left out since he is allegedly a guy. This gives him a chance to both justify another failure in life and still say "me too."

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3. I was denied my Masters back in the 1970s.

I had completed all course work with excellent marks from my professors. At that school, there was a written Masters exam, which I wrote, and knew it was more than adequate.

It was failed by the head of the program. I challenged it, and it was reviewed by other graduate professors, who said it was fine.

I discovered sometime later that I had been in a relationship with a fellow student who was a woman who had been approached and sexually harassed several times by the person who was the head of the Master's program. After she told me about what had happened, I advised her to take her complaint to the Dean of Humanities. She did. Nothing was done.

Apparently, the man learned of my advice to her. By then, that relationship was over, but not the blowback from the advice I had given my fellow student.

I dropped the whole thing, since it didn't matter to me if I had my Masters or not. I had no intention of doing anything with it, anyhow.

A very unpleasant situation. That other student went on to get her PhD at another university and is now the head of the department at her current school.

The man who took his revenge? He was successfully sued by another student he had sexually harrassed, was dismissed, and died a couple of years later of alcoholism.

Such situations are all too common, I'm afraid.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029716539

True Inspiration on a Sunday from the UK

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"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff."

-Carl Sagan

Modigliani at the Tate!!!

Well, I know how I will be spending Thanksgiving this year, with the works of one of my favourite artists (I have two of his nudes -- reproductions obviously -- hanging in my bedroom). I encourage everyone to enjoy the first video below which presents many of Modigliani's paintings and note how his work produces the perfect mattiage of Van Gogh and Picasso.

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See some of the most memorable art of the 20th century at Tate Modern’s comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work

During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during in their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.

Modigliani’s nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 nudes on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the UK. These sensuous works proved controversial when they were first shown in 1917, leading police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency.

You will also discover his lesser-known but radical and thought-provoking sculptures, as well as his portraits of his friends, lovers and supporters, including Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and his partner Jeanne Hébuterne.
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/modigliani



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Pence's TRIP had been planned for a long time

Can someone help me here? The Left seems to be perpetuating a theory that a Trump quote indicating the above is evidence that Pence had planned the trip in advance so he could walk out when some players knelt during the National Anthem. Yet that is not what Trump said at all to my understanding. If I am missing some relevant information, please let me know and I will be happy to acknowledge.

However, if this is correct, even disregarding "trip" and focusing on "a long time" belies this interpretation. How long have these protests been going on? A couple of months? Is that "a long time?"
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