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85,000 Historical Films From British Pathé on YouTube

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:05:00 pm
British Pathé has posted 85,000 (!) short historical films at YouTube. A fascinating look at the history of the 20th century through the eyes of British media, before it was called "media." For a relatively recent example: "Arnold Schwarzenegger Wins Mr Universe (1969)," with casually sexist narration. YouTube This video is two ...
261 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 8:34:09 am

Terrific Live Performance: Lydian Collective - Cartoon Hero

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:40:00 am
YouTube From the Laszlo EP: Turning Tide: http://www.candyrat.com Performed by the Lydian Collective: https://www.facebook.com/LydianCollective Featuring: Aaron 'Laszlo' Wheeler - Keyboards, MPC, Kalimba (Composer) Todd Baker - Guitar (Audio / Visual Production) Ida Hollis - Bass Guitar Sophie Alloway - Drums The Lydian Collective are a group of London-based musicians that perform live versions of the diverse instrumental ...
195 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 7:17:25 pm

This Is Bad: Heartbleed Attack Targets VPN Service

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:00:34 pm
Image via snoopsmaus Most of the coverage of the Heartbleed bug has focused on the security problems for websites, but there's another avenue of attack now being exploited by hackers: the Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems used by many large and small businesses. Security firm Mandiant reports that it is has ...
486 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 2:01:59 pm

Twitter Timeline: Greenwald Associate Trevor Timm vs. His 9/11 Truther Fans

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:49:02 pm
This is telling. Greenwald associate Trevor Timm compares people who think Edward Snowden works with Russia to 9/11 Truthers, and is immediately swarmed with outraged comments from his fans who are 9/11 Truthers. Trevor Timm vs 9/11 Truth
178 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 4:36:17 am

Snowden's Op-Ed: Desperately Spinning to Repair the Damage

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:53:30 am
Let's face it -- if Edward Snowden's appearance at Vladimir Putin's propaganda puppet show yesterday was supposed to improve his image in the US by showing him "questioning" Putin about mass surveillance, it was a miserable failure. Even many of Snowden's stongest defenders were appalled at that display. So it should ...
63 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:33:06 pm

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Tom Brosseau

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:49:37 pm
YouTube Some straight-up white people folk music, with a dry North Dakota edge to it, from Tom Brosseau, a true original. Tom Brosseau possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today. Many people who hear him sing, without knowing his name or face, assume the voice belongs to ...
699 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:55:40 pm

SPLC: Users of 'Stormfront' Web Forum Responsible for Many Deadly Hate Crimes, Mass Killings

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:11:39 pm
Nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users of the leading racist website, Stormfront, according to a report released today by the SPLC's Intelligence Project. Registered Stormfront users have been disproportionately responsible for some of the most lethal hate crimes and mass killings since ...
324 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:43:11 am

Putin Trots Out Edward Snowden for Pathetic Propaganda Op

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:52:53 am
YouTube Meanwhile, today in Russia Vladimir Putin hauled Edward Snowden out of whatever dingy state apartment he's been living in, for a high profile propaganda show that was utterly laughable. Snowden, who has been given temporary asylum in Russia, connected via video link and asked Putin: "Does Russia intercept, store or ...
243 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 9:05:34 am

In Which Failed Republican Joe Walsh Tweets About VP Biden Having a "Black Friend"

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:06:17 pm
Although Biden is doing what every white guy on Instagram does: The "hey, look! I have a black friend" pic pic.twitter.com/f2FgA08HuJ — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 17, 2014 Screen Shot
355 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:05:39 pm

Louisiana Republicans Getting Set to Make the Bible the Official State Book

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:47:46 pm
Road sign via Shutterstock Meanwhile in Louisiana, Republican lawmakers are getting set to make the official state book the Bible. Which would, of course, be unquestionably unconstitutional, and would face legal challenges and be inevitably struck down, wasting who knows how much state money in the process. The party of fiscal responsibility! ...
116 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:06:40 am

In Which Glenn Greenwald Smears Me by Citing a Faked Graphic at a Far Right Hate Site

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:45:33 am
It's been almost a week since I wrote anything about the Mighty Glenn Greenwald, but it seems the Mighty G has been thinking of me, despite the wonderful awards he's been receiving, because today he tweeted a link to the blog run by the extreme right wing Muslim-hating weirdos who've ...
422 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 4:48:14 pm

Google Knew About Heartbleed and Didn't Tell the US Government

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:18:35 pm
Tell me again about how much we need to fear our elected government: Google Knew About Heartbleed and Didn't Tell the Government. Google knew about a critical flaw in Internet security, but it didn't alert anyone in the government. Neel Mehta, a Google engineer, first discovered "Heartbleed"--a bug that undermines the ...
359 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:01:01 pm

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: A Funny, Smart Set From Courtney Barnett

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:11:53 pm
YouTube Courtney Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend -- provided your best friend is a funny poet with an Australian accent. Listen to "Avant Gardener," an autobiographical account of trying to turn a life around through gardening, only to be foiled by a severe allergic ...
11 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 3:55:00 am

Lunar Eclipse Causes Panic in Strange Tribe of Throwbacks

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:55:07 pm
Image via Shutterstock The science of a lunar eclipse isn't complicated and there's nothing magical about it; one large object (the Earth) passes in front of a light source (the Sun), casting a shadow on another large object (Earth's moon). You can do the same thing by putting your hand in ...
259 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 9:28:09 pm

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He's Not Sure the Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:22:23 am
YouTube GAINESVILLE, Florida -- Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he's not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even ...
120 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:29:42 pm

Courageous Patriotic Bundy Ranch 'Militia' Planned to Use Women as Human Shields

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 6:37:01 pm
YouTube The noble, courageous American patriots fighting against tyranny at the Bundy Ranch moronic convergence were planning to use women as human shields. "We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front," Mack said in a Fox News clip pulled by The Blaze. "If they are going ...
459 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 9:34:53 pm

Right Wing Bloggers Immediately Started Portraying the Kansas Neo-Nazi Shooter as a "Democrat"

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:16:39 pm
One of the bizarre exercises right wing bloggers love to engage in after a far right nutjob kills some people: find some way to paint the killer as a "liberal" or a "Democrat." If the criminal in question ever registered as a Democrat in his/her life, they'll dig it up; ...
268 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:30:00 pm

KS Shooting Suspect Frazier Glenn Miller's 2010 Interview: He's a Fan of Ron Paul

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06:57 am
YouTube In a 2010 interview on The David Pakman Show, white supremacist murder suspect Frazier Glenn Miller talked at length about his twisted ideology of hate, and revealed that he's a huge admirer of Ron Paul. (Which shouldn't surprise anyone, by the way.) At this time, Miller was running for the US ...
103 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:34:25 pm

Kansas Community Center Killer Frazier Glenn Miller Is a Longtime Neo-Nazi

Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 7:16:53 pm
The SPLC's HateWatch blog connects the dots: Frazier Glenn Miller, Longtime Anti-Semite, Arrested in Kansas Jewish Community Center Murders. Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested today for the murder of three people at two separate Jewish Community Centers in Overland Park, Kan. Miller, who was arrested using ...
317 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:09:43 am

3 Confirmed Dead in Shootings at Overland Park Kansas Jewish Sites - Updated

Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 2:11:53 pm
The Jewish Community Center is right behind the Sprint campus where I used to work; this appears to be a hate crime from initial reporting. Initial reports also said 2 dead, but a subsequent report from CBS sets the tally at 1 death. NBC local news reports three are now ...
304 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:30:05 am

Adam Ben Ezra, Double-Bass Solo: Balagusto

Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 2:00:32 pm
YouTube This is my new 5 strings Upright-Bass solo - "Balagusto" - filmed and recorded at "Luna Studios" in Tel Aviv. Download the lossless audio track from my bandcamp: https://adambenezra.bandcamp.com/track/balagusto Connect with me: http://facebook.com/AdamBenEzra1 http://youtube.com/AdamBenEzra http://adambenezra.com Credits: Creative director and video cutter: Guy Dayan http://guydayan.com Production: Goola http://thegoola.com Cinematographer: Sergey Maydin Sound designer: Dan Zipori Recording ...
2 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 2:21:31 pm

Range War: The Bureau of Land Management Blinks

Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02:51 am
In an interesting twist to the BLM vs. Bundy standoff in Nevada, the BLM has released 400 cattle they rounded up belonging to Cliven Bundy, a rancher at odds with the government for 20 years. See previous LGF posts here and here. Several hundred Bundy backers converged on Bureau of ...
232 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 2:41:50 pm

Tech Note: Using Media Queries With PHP

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 3:48:31 pm
One of the major hurdles in a responsive mobile-friendly design is that the code that runs on your server (in our case PHP code) doesn't have any simple way to get the screen dimensions of the user's browser. As a result, many mobile designs for PHP require the use of complicated ...
370 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 12:11:55 pm

Tommy Emmanuel's Beautiful New Version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 11:38:41 am
YouTube This classic song by Harold Arlen from the film, The Wizard of Oz, was arranged and performed by Tommy from the mid '70s. It was first adapted from a version played by Chet Atkins, then it evolved over many concerts. Please like, comment, share and subscribe so we can keep ...
197 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 10:45:13 am

Friday Night Vimeo Jam: Tokyo in Reverse

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:18:14 pm
Vimeo TOKYO REVERSE : a night of Slow TV on France 4 (FRENCH TV) Written and directed by : SÅNDL : Simon Bouisson et Ludovic Zuili WATCH THE TRAILER ? http://ow.ly/vD146 LIKE SÅNDL ? http://ow.ly/vq48L DISCOVER SÅNDL ? www.sandl.fr Original soundtrack director : Francesco Tristano Produced by : Grégoire Olivereau A coproduction : ...
339 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 11:41:48 am

NSA Denies Bloomberg 'Heartbleed' Report Based on Unidentified Sources

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 2:38:28 pm
The hyperbolic headline from Bloomberg that stirred up the mighty Greenwald army today: NSA Said to Have Used Heartbleed Bug, Exposing Consumers - Bloomberg. The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the ...
237 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:58:34 pm

Fraudster James O'Keefe Is At It Again In Wisconsin. Against a Republican.

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:38:12 pm
Dark red vs red, get out the popcorn. YouTube A new video by conservative activist James O'Keefe shows Wisconsin's Republican Senate president vowing to illegally create his own super PAC in violation of state law. In the undercover video recorded in a bar, state Senate President Mike Ellis tells O'Keefe and a ...
56 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 3:32:14 pm

Breaking News! Glenn Greenwald Arrives in US, Not Arrested, Not Tortured, Not Murdered

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:01:07 am
After all the thousands of words Glenn Greenwald has written about the danger he faced if he returned to the United States, and how the government was out to get him and would undoubtedly throw him into solitary confinement instantly upon arrival, and possibly even murder him because that's how ...
184 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 8:45:01 pm

Queens of the Stone Age - Smooth Sailing

Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:17:05 pm
YouTube Warning: the new Queens Of The Stone Age music video is performed on a closed course and depicts dangerous behavior. Possibly not safe for work. Do not attempt. ...Like Clockwork Here: iTunes - http://itunes.com/qotsa Amazon - http://smarturl.it/QOTSAamazon Tour Dates & Tickets http://qotsa.com/live
244 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 5:08:52 pm

Onion Exclusive: Biologists Confirm God Evolved From Chimpanzee Deity

Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 4:34:48 pm
Gotta love it when The Onion trolls creationists: Biologists Confirm God Evolved From Chimpanzee Deity. BERKELEY, CA--Challenging long-held views on the origins of divinity, biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, presented findings Thursday that confirm God, the Almighty Creator of the Universe, evolved from an ancient chimpanzee deity. The recently ...
192 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:00:55 am