Sunday, September 24, 2017

Take a Knee Protest.


Twenty-seven players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens took a knee during the singing of the US national anthem at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as the protest against the US president, Donald Trump, intensified. It was the most ever in a single NFL game.
 Trump had increased his criticism of NFL players on Saturday, not only suggesting that fans of the sport should “refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country” but also urging any players who took a knee to be fired or suspended.
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Trump Invites Russian National Basketball Team to White House

One day after rescinding his invitation to the Golden State Warriors, Donald J. Trump invited the entire Russian national basketball team to celebrate with him at the White House.
 Trump said that he looked forward to welcoming the Russian team, calling them “much, much better basketball players than those Golden State losers.” When reporters pointed out that the Russians had won only a bronze in the 2012 Olympics and failed to qualify for the 2016 event, Trump was dismissive, calling the Olympics “rigged.”
“You ask anyone who knows, Steph Curry is nowhere near as good as Vladimir Ivlev,” Trump said. But Trump’s plan to replace the Warriors with the Russians hit a snag just hours after he issued the invitation, when the Russian team released an official statement declining the offer.
 “We feel that appearing with Donald Trump at this time would be bad for our brand,” the Russians’ statement read.
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Angela Merkel, is expected to be elected for a fourth term.


A dog waits as its master casts his ballot at a polling station near Aachen during general elections. Photograph: Sascha

 Exit poll puts Merkel’s CDU/CSU on 32%, with Social Democrats in second place on 20%
 AfD takes 13% and projected to be first far-right party to enter Bundestag in six decades.
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Technically out of bed.



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Lovely scenes of quiet solitude by Pierre Putman




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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello Autumn



Autumn Landscapes , Vincent van Gogh 

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This Electric Cable Looks Like Famous Edvard Munch's Painting The Scream


Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Bored Panda has compiled a list of images of everyday objects so you can find out if you have the peculiar condition as well. 

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Flying Martha Ornithopter


Designer Emily Fischer has created a wind-up toy that flies on its own.Called the Flying Martha Ornithopter, it's an homage to Martha, the last living passenger pigeon who died in 1914.
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Sculptural Ceramic Lamps By Carmen D’Apollonio


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Ingrid Bergman and Victor Fleming


Ingrid Bergman and director Victor Fleming goofing around on the set of Joan of Arc.

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The photograph of King Faisal and Yoda ended up in a history textbook.


The black-and-white photograph of Faisal and Yoda is the work of a 26-year-old Saudi artist named Abdullah al-Sheri. “I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book,” he told the New York Times. Mr al-Sheri goes by the nickname Shaweesh and the picture was part of a series that showed film characters discreetly added to photographs of major moments in Arab history. Read more 

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Friday, September 22, 2017

A Barn for Your Feelings


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Timeless Looks, Deconstructed


Warning: never ask yourself whom this is for. No one alive is worth it.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Every Once In A While



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Stan Lee



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Take one


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Cat And Bird Hybrids Bred In Photoshop


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Barn Owls Do Not Suffer From Age-Related Hearing Loss, Study Shows


Barn owls have exceptionally good hearing, which helps them locate small prey scuttling about in the grass at night—and their sharp ears may not change as they age. As Helen Briggs reports for the BBC, a new study shows that barn owls, unlike many other animals, maintain their excellent auditory senses well into old age.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Dog Show







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