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The Photos & Stories From My Shoot Onboard The USS Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier

I’ve got the images, stories, behind-the-scenes shots, and even some short videos from my trip out the USS Harry S. Truman last week. Lots of fun stuff to share, and I laid out the images using Adobe Spark Page (about the best way to share your photography work online): Here’s the link if you’ve got a sec: https://spark.adobe.com/page/FelRGr7oabajY/ OK, I’m back to work this week — I’ve got a tour to get ready for (My “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” full-day seminar, kicking off n...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Minneapolis, Truman, My Ultimate Photography Crash Course, Indianapolisand


The breakout star of Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 campaign? His husband Chasten

Chasten Buttigieg has gained a sizable following – and boosted his husband’s campaign – with his candid social media posts about life on the trailPete Buttigieg watches as his husband, Chasten, plays with their dog Buddy at their home in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAlthough he is yet to formally enter the 2020 presidential race, Pete Buttigieg has wowed crowds at town halls, raised more money than better-known rivals and placed near the top of Iow...
Tags: News, Instagram, White House, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Times, Peter, Chasten, Human Rights Campaign, Pete, Truman, Adam Rippon, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Stacey Abrams hasn't ruled out 2020 run, but wary of 'vanity exercise' – live

‘I think you have to do things for the right reason and at the right time’Sanders raises $18.2m in three months, leaping ahead of competitorsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.58pm BST My colleague Lauren Aratani has been at the Women in the World Summit in New York City, where Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Georgia governor candidate has refused to rule out running for president.Lauren reports that Abrams also threw just a little bit of shade at some of those running for the D...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, Senate, New York City, US, Georgia, World news, US news, Cnn, Asia Pacific, US politics, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Abrams, Truman


Tips and tricks to make spring cleaning more eco-friendly

When the spring cleaning season comes around, many homeowners turn to their favorite cleaning products to tidy up. But not all of your go-to cleaners are good for the environment. Many products on the market feature harmful chemicals that leach into the ecosystem, causing harm to people and the environment alike. If you are looking to get into spring cleaning mode without potentially hurting your health, here is a quick guide on what chemicals to avoid and how to clean with the environment in m...
Tags: Design, California, Environment, Features, Bacteria, Pollution, Biodegradable, Epa, Carbon Footprint, Alex, Green Products, Truman, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Cleaning Products, Spring cleaning, Green Spring Cleaning Tips


Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will not hand out any more war guarantees to fight Russia to secure borders deep in Eastern Europe, when our own southern border is bleeding profusely. And no one needs to hear this message more than Stoltenberg. In Tblisi, Georgia, on Ma...
Tags: Guns, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Georgia, Iran, Ukraine, Gop, United States, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Azerbaijan, Latvia, John Mccain


The more things change, the more..........

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Yesterday during rest breaks from re-modeling my tractor/tool shed, I read a long online history of the U.S. between 1945 and 1955 by a former assistant history professor at West Point. Things were very similar then to today. A dynamic senator named Joe McCarthy began warning of the rise of socialism and communism in America, and he was very, very vocal. The current president didn't like very much, him but was not eager to fight him. Pr...
Tags: Hollywood, Washington, Senate, America, Korea, Weapon, Fdr, Mccarthy, Political News and Discussion, Joe, Communist Party, Jefferson, Truman, Joe McCarthy, Douglass McCarther


Truman's wants to reduce single-use plastics in the household cleaner industry

The household cleaning aisle at the store features dozens of spray cleaners for different surfaces, and the ingredient lists are a mile long with chemical names that are impossible to pronounce. While many of those cleaners are effective for getting rid of dirt and germs, some of the chemicals inside are environmental hazards. Then, there are the plastic bottles, which get thrown into the trash once they are empty, adding to the plastic pollution problem. As the marketplace shifts to products w...
Tags: Cleaning, Design, Life, Environment, Features, United States, Innovation, Recycling, General Electric, University Of California, Alex, Green Products, Plastic Waste, Recyclable, Cleaners, Plastic Pollution


Is Diversity a Root Cause of Dual Loyalty?

Opinion Is Diversity a Root Cause of Dual Loyalty?   USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “We can't be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We're defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don't necessarily all know them.” So Joe Biden told the firefighters union recently. But does Joe really believe that? Or does that not sound more like a plea, a wistful hope, rather than a deep conviction? For Biden surely had in mind the debate that exploded in the House Democratic caucu...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Israel, America, Diversity, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Fdr, Columbus, Eisenhower, Joe, Great Britain, Wilson


‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ at 15: Don’t Let Your Memory of This Movie Get Deleted

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Those are the first spoken lines in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Jim Carrey’s voice is laced with melancholy and wry humor as he lets us in on the internal monologue of his character, Joel Barish. It’s a far cry from the sassy voice that launched him to movie stardom ten years earlier in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Yet there’s a whole contingent of movie...
Tags: Movies, Features, John Malkovich, Jim Carrey, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, Jack White, Cameron Crowe, Charlie Kaufman, Mary, Joel, Snyder, Clementine, Winslet, Truman, New York With


Forget Trump’s Border Wall. Let’s Build F.D.R.’s International Park.

A joint U.S.-Mexico park along the Rio Grande would send a message of cooperation when the loudest words are of division.
Tags: News, Obama, Mexico, Reagan, Canada, United States, National Parks, Rivers, Will, Barack, Trump, Tom, Roosevelt, Rio Grande River, Rio Grande, Truman


Is the American Century Over For Good?

Opinion Nixon, leading a minority Republican Party, had a compelling argument: “If the Democrats cannot unite their own party, how can they unite the nation?” USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Politics stops at the water's edge” was a tradition that, not so long ago, was observed by both parties, particularly when a president was abroad, speaking for the nation. The tradition was enunciated by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan in 1947, as many of the Republicans in the 80th Congress moved to back Tru...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Senate, India, Alabama, America, Pakistan, House, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Kim, Republican Party


You’ll Go Barking Mad Over the Potential in Dog Business Opportunities

Americans spent more money than the combined GDP of 39 countries on their pets in 2018, which was a whopping $72 billion. With such a big market, it is easy to see the big opportunities in the business of all things canine. A new infographic presented by TruDog and developed by NowSourcing titled, “The Business of Dogs” looks at how much Americans are spending to take care of their dog. This includes everything from healthcare to food, supplements, and more. As a business concept, taking care o...
Tags: US, Sales, Startup, Omega, Truman, Lori, TruDog, Lori R Taylor


Harry Kane Says ‘I Am Not Afraid’ in New Campaign for Men’s Care Brand Harry’s

New Motivational Men's Health Campaign by Brothers & Sisters Featuring Harry Kane from on Vimeo.This Saturday, 23rd February 2019, men’s care brand Harry's will launch a unique partnership with Premiership and England footballer Harry Kane. The campaign, devised by creative agency Brothers & Sisters, embraces difference, integrity, hard work and determination.The hero 30-second monochrome ad, directed by Caviar’s Thomas Ralph, opens on a football pitch in Chingford, London. A figure in a f...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, England, Advertising, Harry, Harry Kane, Sky Sports, Thierry Henry, Caviar, Brothers And Sisters, Harry's, Kane, Truman, Phillip Schofield, Museum of London


"The Radziwill-Capote friendship ended... They fell out when she refused to testify for Mr. Capote in a libel suit brought by Gore Vidal..."

"... over a Capote assertion, citing her as his source, that Mr. Vidal had been ejected drunk from the Kennedy White House. Mr. Vidal said he had merely been escorted to his hotel by friends after antagonizing Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Mr. Vidal won the suit and an apology."From "Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85" (NYT).I've never been interested in Princess Radziwill, but I'm thoroughly intrigued by the news that Vidal sued Truman Capote for ...
Tags: New York, Law, White House, Drinking, Homosexuality, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Jackie, Kennedy, Defamation, Gore, Lee, Buckley, Robert Kennedy, William F Buckley Jr, Truman


The Korean Miracle

Opinion The Korean Miracle USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Callista and I spent last weekend in Seoul, South Korea on a whirlwind trip from Rome. The experience reminded me what a miracle modern South Korea is. I spoke to the Washington Times-sponsored Universal Peace Federation’s World Summit. The conference itself was fascinating, having drawn more than 2,000 people including current and former heads of state. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and I talked at the opening plenary session. Former Con...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Guns, Washington, North Korea, Samsung, America, Taiwan, Rome, United States, United Nations, Korea, Army, Un, UN Security Council, Republican Party


Why Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency to build his wall - and what will happen next

Donald Trump is poised to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his US-Mexico border wall without congressional approval. The White House said the US president would sign a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, but which only provides $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing - far from the $5.7 billion Mr Trump wants. "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a nation...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Cnn, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Pentagon, Defence


No constitutional stalemate in a Congress-president tiff

Most observers of the American political scene today would say that the president wants a border wall and the Congress does not. That, however, is quite inaccurate. “The Congress” is not Speaker Nancy Pelosi, nor any single member of the House or Senate. Constitutionally, the Congress expresses its will only one way: by passing legislation. It has no authority to issue orders having the effect of law, as the president does with executive orders, or the Judicial Branch does by issuing injunctions...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Opinion, Senate, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi, Fdr, Pearl Harbor, George W Bush, Gavin Newsom, Trump


Viaduct Elegy: Chapter 2: The New Colossus

Viaduct Elegy is a four-part series from Automoblog feature columnist Tony Borroz, who broke the law in preparation for writing it. He is a Seattle native and author of The 2018 Indy 500 Notebook and  Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, available in paperback or Kindle format. Tony grew up in a sportscar-oriented family, but sadly, they were British cars.  Finally, finally, finally they are tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a colossal, monumenta...
Tags: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Magazine, Portland, Autos, Seattle, Boeing, Denver, South, Northwest, Rockies, Yukon, Don, Tony, Sodo


Nonfiction: The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History

“Unexampled Courage,” by Richard Gergel, is a riveting account of the 1946 legal case that spurred the federal government to act in defense of racial equality.
Tags: News, Discrimination, White, Blacks, Marshall, Truman, Isaac, Harry S, Woodard, Waring, Richard Gergel, Books and Literature, Gergel, Richard M, Thurgood, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68


The Last Frontier Sheltie!

This is Truman, living the good life in Juneau, Alaska on a hike in the snow. Truman is truly a handsome boy, Trish! Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
Tags: Crafts, Truman, Juneau Alaska, Snow Shelties


How Truman's attempt to nationalize steel mills could impact a national emergency declaration on the border

Ahead of his State of the Union address, President Trump vows to win the battle over the border wall; analysis from Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Tags: News, Fox News, Trump, Truman


Party of the people? Or the oligarchs?

The Trump uprising, with a renegade capitalist serving as the tribune of the forgotten working class, appears headed toward an inevitable denouement. Trump’s intemperance, jingoism and lack of political skills have undermined the GOP’s ability to reach beyond its base in the South, the exurbs and parts of middle America. The Democrats should be able to easily overcome this collapsing regime, much as has occurred in California when the GOP managed to alienate immigrants in an ever more diverse st...
Tags: Google, Texas, Minnesota, Obama, Colorado, California, Opinion, Germany, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, Bill Gates


Profile: A South Carolina Judge Writes a Book About a Predecessor, an Unsung Giant of Civil Rights Law

When Richard Gergel was assigned to the same courtroom as J. Waties Waring, he vowed to ensure that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, Waring would “long be remembered.”
Tags: News, Martin Luther King Jr, South Carolina, Truman, Harry S, Waring, Richard Gergel, Books and Literature, Gergel, Richard M, Civil Rights and Liberties, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68, Segregation and Desegregation, J. Waties, Unexampled Courage (Book, J Waties Waring


Harry Truman said "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says...

"It’s not the kitchen that’s popular, or the cooking that’s popular, it’s that I’m engaging people doing something I’m already doing." She was instructing her colleagues on how to do social media.Here's the background on the Truman quote, from the Truman Library (where, if you click, you'll get a message that the site isn't being updated regularly because of the federal government shutdown, so this might not be the latest on Harry Truman):One of the results of this system is that it gives the Pr...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Metaphor, Harry, Harry Truman, Aoc, Truman, Ann Althouse, Truman Library, Jackson County Court, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Trump's shutdown


Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On?

Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind. Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president. And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion. “The president has not risen to the mantle of his office,” said Romney; in “qualities of ...
Tags: Post, Isis, Guns, Congress, Washington Post, North Korea, Senate, China, Russia, America, Reagan, Syria, Cnn, Afghanistan, Beijing, Gop


Today in History for December 26th

A tsunami kills more than 200-thousand people is Southeast Asia; Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten to death; Winston Churchill addresses joint session of Congress; Presidents Truman and Ford die. (Dec. 26)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Congress, Southeast Asia, Ap, Ford, Winston Churchill, Truman, JonBenet Ramsey


THE BUREAU: Part Six, The History of Telepathic Infant-Based Mind Control of U.S. Presidents

Welcome back to The Bureau, a weekly series on Boing Boing that pairs a comics story with an electronic music soundtrack. Each panel is timed to occur in real-time, covering an entire day at your job. If you're new to the story, please check in with your manager, as you'll want to catch up on an eventful morning of work. You clocked in at 8:59am, then dealt with a vending machine at 10:28am. You were assessed on your collating at 10:58am, then saw a vision of Abraham Lincoln at 12:03pm. Follow...
Tags: Feature, Comics, Music, Hollywood, News, White House, Best, New York Times, Comic, Radio Shack, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Bell Labs, Harry Truman, Fdr, Bureau


George HW Bush passed away- some non-partisan math comments

George HW Bush passed away recently. When he was alive there were 5 living ex presidents. Now there are 4. What is the max and min number of ex presidents? This we will answer. What is the prob of having many living ex-presidents? What is the max number of ex-presidents alive at the same time? List the times this has happened. Your answer should be a list of statements of the following form:  Shortly after X took office there were Y ex-presidents: Z(1), Z(2), ... , Z(Y). I leave a little white s...
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Seo, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Lincoln, Bob, Jfk, John Adams, Johnson, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Hillary


Presidential turkey pardons: A look back

The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event. Here’s a look back from Truman to Obama.
Tags: News, Truman


Ronald Reagan Library unveils monument to Gold Star families who have sacrificed love ones

By Marianne Love, Correspondent It stands about 5-feet high, shiny and black in honor of military personnel killed in action. The four-panel, granite Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was unveiled on Monday afternoon at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley in the “Gipper’s Grove” garden where the president and his wife are buried. One side of the monument reads, “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star families and relatives who have sacrificed...
Tags: News, Navy, California, White House, Iraq, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Veterans, United States, Ronald Reagan, Philippines, Williams, House, Marine Corps, Air Force