BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
TOM AT THE FARM
MOTHER OF GEORGE
UNDER THE SKIN (2014)
THE SELFISH GIANT
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Ivey, 38, won the money playing a form of Baccarat called Punto Banco, using a technique known as edge sorting, at Genting’s Crockfords casino in London, according to his lawyers. Genting refused to pay up, saying the practice is unfair. Edge sorting is a way a card player can gain an advantage by working out the value of a card by spotting flaws or particular patterns on the back of certain cards.
HE'S GOOD, STARTED OUT PLAYING SOME TRADING CARD GAME FORGET THE NAME
in Chrome, type chrome://chrome/settings/content into your address bar and find the Plug-ins section.
The Communist Party had promised to give Hong Kong citizens the chance to vote for the territory’s top official in 2017, but, in August, Beijing released the details: only candidates acceptable to the central government would be permitted to run.
THAT'S IT IN A NUTSHELL (WITHOUT THE DETAILS)
Last year, when the Party faced mounting complaints over deadly air pollution, Internet censorship, and rampant graft, it arrested lawyers, activists, and journalists in the harshest such measure in decades, and circulated an internal directive to senior members. The notice identified seven “unmentionable” topics: Western-style democracy, “universal values,” civil society, pro-market liberalism, a free press, “nihilist” criticisms of Party history, and questions about the pace of China’s reforms. The list was, in retrospect, a near-perfect inventory of the liberties that distinguish life in Hong Kong.
YES, WELL SAID
"the costs of a crackdown—diplomatic isolation, recession, another alienated generation—would be incalculably higher than they were in 1989."
YEP, THIS IS WHAT I'VE HAD MANY LATE NIGHT PHONE CALLS ABOUT WITH POINTS EAST
PERENNIAL PESSIMIST LOL, THAT SHOULD BE ON HIS BIZ CARD
Khodorkovsky, who has been living in exile in Switzerland since his release, said last month’s house arrest of Russian billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov is the result of shifting political influence within the Kremlin.
SO MANY ROGUE RUSSIANS IN SWITZERLAND NOW ... LOTS ON RIVIERA TOO
“just between the two of us” -- that “I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so.”
NONSENSE, ALL OF THE LIAR LOAN TESTS PEOPLE I KNOW ARE RUNNING ARE GETTING THROUGH NOW, CREDIT MARKET IS WIDE OPEN
"Bernanke already has refinanced twice. When the former Fed chair and his wife Anna bought their Capitol Hill rowhouse in May 2004, they took out two loans, according to Washington, D.C., land records.
The first was an adjustable-rate mortgage of $671,200 with a starting rate of 4.125 percent. The 5-year ARM was capped at 10.125 percent."
OF COURSE HE REFI'D BEFORE IT STARTED "ADJUSTING"
men, who sometimes struggle to persuade spouses of the wisdom of plunking down $300,000 for a garage
BIFURCATED AMERICA FILE
The mayor was quarreling with his wife when his 19-year-old son “tried to intervene in the argument and a physical altercation ensued between father and son,” sheriff’s Lieutenant Steve Jauch said in an interview. “That’s when she produced a firearm and shot him multiple times.”
GOD BLESS 'MERIKA
demands aren’t met for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to resign and for the government in Beijing to drop plans to control the 2017 leadership election. s China’s influence has grown within the Hong Kong government, pro-democracy activists stepped up their fight for a open election when the city holds its first vote for chief executive in 2017.
The ruble fell 0.8 percent to 44.2450 versus the central bank’s target basket of dollars and euros at 8:10 p.m. in Moscow.
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he quirky “Nebraska” is less convincing as Middle-American eulogy. There’s more than a whiff of condescension here.
“Nebraska” is far too precious to entertain that notion.
“The guy just needs something to live for,” there you have the message, barely 10 minutes into the film.
an overly fanciful ode to a make-believe Midwest where folks still call underwear “bloomers” and get bees in their bonnets.
LOTS OF PEOPLE STILL TALK LIKE THAT
rank exercise in hicksploitation sentimentalism
There's no shortage of slack-jawed yokel stereotyping
an unharmonious mix of lowest common denominator satire and treacly emotionalism
I hope to see no scene this year as off-puttingly pleased with its own bathos as Woody and David's climactic, reconciliatory truck ride down main street.
HEE HEE YES HE HAS A POINT HERE, PAYNE HAS TROUBLE WITH SENTIMENTALITY
veers between social satire and deadpan contempt
all of the men are stolid, mean of spirt and near-mute
THEY COME ACROSS AS SIMPLETONS, THIS IS ALSO WHAT I HATED ABOUT ABOUT SCHMIDT
demonstrate that the much-mythologized agricultural communities of the heartland are moral and economic vacuums, zones of stupidity, obesity and small-minded greed
Payne’s portrayal of Woody’s old friends and extended family is almost unrelentingly cruel
rolls together many of the themes of his previous work: “About Schmidt,” “Sideways” and “The Descendants” all involve road trips, family secrets and moments of male reckoning,
Nebraska” is also overtly manipulative, which has also become Payne’s trademark: He wants us to laugh at this demented old guy with his sweepstakes letter, his sad-sack son and their depraved surroundings, and then he wants to turn it all around at almost the last minute and redeem them
In the 21st century, most Americans marry for love.
LOL THIS WAS YOUR FIRST MISTAKE
LOOKS INTERESTING BUT THAT WEBSITE KEEPS CRASHING THE IPAD
HOW I WORK POSTS ARE ALWAYS GREAT
. "May I escort you to The Private Room?" she asked.
YES YOU MAY!
YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT IF IT DOESN'T KILL YOU FIRST
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either relocate to San Francisco where Reddit is based or face termination.
REDDIT A TIME SINKHOLE LIKE METAFILTER, QUIT GOING THERE MANY YEARS AGO
LOOKS LIKE CARD CUT SHORT FOR EFFECT, BUT YES
IS IVE GAY? WE KNOW TIM COOK IS AND HAS A PREDILECTION FOR ASIAN BOYS