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Yo Kanye, I'm happy for you and I'm going to let you finish but I have to say

Beyoncé isn't the only talented entertainer but she has gained far more notoriety than many of the other talented women in the music world.

This is Maria Brink --

She sings for the band In This Moment. She is an absolute vocal powerhouse, writes her own music and plays the piano. She's also a single mother. Her music is soulful, even as it is soul-shattering. It tears you open and leaves you bare, raw, exposed. It's as disturbing as it is beautiful. It's meant to be jarring and push people to look deeper at themselves.

This is what she had to say about her 2014 single, "Whore" (yes, you read that right) --

“It's really just about taking the power back from the word...

Here's the video (stick with it to the end or don't watch at all, just sayin') --

Quite the vocal range, huh?

She'll probably never even be a contender for a Grammy and if she is it will more than likely be one of the niche categories. She'll never have the big stage sets and the massively choreographed dance numbers. Yeah, those take talent and hard work but they get the most support because they make the most money -- as you well know.

Maria will never get to sit with the cool kids. She'll probably see her entire career pigeonholed because her music isn't the right kind of music. Her ability to compose, write lyrics, perform, sing and convey a message will be ignored because she's not with the right groups of people.

Is that fair?
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 07:21 PM (22 replies)

Would a paid troll be likely to have more hearts or fewer hearts?

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 08:52 AM (194 replies)

Thank you to my kind benefactor. nt

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 04:07 PM (0 replies)

Why can't SI focus on women for their athletic prowess instead of sexiness?

It should be about the grace, athleticism, strength and ability, right?

I know some will accuse me of trying to start a flame war or to titillate but watching this video all I could do was be impressed by the talent these young women possess.

Art comes in many forms.

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 08:35 PM (38 replies)

Small bomb explodes inside Chantilly Walmart store

Small bomb explodes inside Chantilly Walmart store

CHANTILLY, Va. (WJLA) -- A small bomb exploded Wednesday evening inside a Walmart store, but police said no injuries were reported.

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The device detonated inside the store in the Chantilly Shopping Center about 6:20 p.m., said Roger Henriquez, a Fairfax County police spokesman.

It produced a lot of smoke, prompting the evacuation of the building.

Police said the incident was malicious, but did not immediately provide further details.


Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 10:28 PM (16 replies)

Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Found at Dead Prosecutor’s Home

Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Found at Dead Prosecutor’s Home

BUENOS AIRES — Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor whose mysterious death has gripped Argentina, had drafted a warrant for the arrest of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accusing her of trying to shield Iranian officials from responsibility in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center here, the lead investigator into his death said on Tuesday.

The 26-page document, which was found in the garbage at Mr. Nisman’s apartment, also requested the arrest of Héctor Timerman, Argentina’s foreign minister. Both Mrs. Kirchner and Mr. Timerman have repeatedly denied Mr. Nisman’s accusation that they tried to reach a secret deal with Iran to lift international arrest warrants for Iranian officials wanted in connection with the bombing.

The new revelation that Mr. Nisman had drafted arrest warrants for the president and the foreign minister further illustrates the heightened tensions between him and the government before he was found dead on Jan. 18 at his apartment with a gunshot wound to his head. He had been scheduled the next day to provide details before Congress about his accusations against Mrs. Kirchner.

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 04:37 PM (6 replies)

'Kill our pilot and we'll execute ALL your prisoners': Jordan 'says it will hang its ISIS captives'

'Kill our pilot and we'll execute ALL your prisoners': Jordan 'says it will hang its ISIS captives' if airman hostage is dead

Jordan has threatened to fast-track the execution of a would-be suicide bomber the Islamic State is trying to free if the terror group kills its captured pilot, it was reported today.

The government has apparently warned that Sajida al-Rishawi and other jailed ISIS commanders would be 'quickly judged and sentenced' in revenge for Muath al-Kaseasbeh's death.

It comes after a deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by ISIS passed yesterday with no clue over the fate of al-Kaseasbeh or fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Intelligence sources said ISIS's refusal to prove that al-Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal with the militants was doomed.


Fecal Status: Non-fictional

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 02:18 PM (2 replies)

I'm starting a campaign against same-sex marriage.

Just because you're married doesn't mean the sex has to be the same.

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Thu Jan 22, 2015, 01:11 PM (0 replies)

Man arrested after tackling shopper carrying gun

Them gun nutters are gonna shoot each other. Bunch paranoid, racist idiots are just going to start running around attacking innocent people, or hopefully, just each other.

So sayeth the cartoons --

'Cause, you know, only the paranoid and irrational carry guns (and only those who fear guns are truly rational and responsible).

And then there is the actual reality --

Man arrested after tackling shopper carrying gun

RIVERVIEW (FOX 13) - Hillsborough deputies arrested a man who spotted someone with a gun, followed him into a Walmart, and tackled him. The problem? The man with the gun had a concealed weapons permit, and the man who rushed him didn't call 911 or alert store security.

According to the sheriff's office, Michael Foster, 43, saw Clarence Daniels, 62, in the Walmart parking lot with a gun holstered under his coat.

Foster followed Daniels into the store, put him in a choke-hold and brought him to the ground, the sheriff's office said. He then started yelling that Daniels had a gun.

A struggle ensued, with Daniels yelling that he had a permit. Security detained both men until deputies arrived.


Thank God Mr. Daniels was not seriously hurt by this nimrod. We've already seen one innocent man shot and killed for holding a BB gun because of the irrational fears of others.

Well-played, anti-RKBA'ers. Well-played.

*slow-metered sarcastic clap*
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Jan 21, 2015, 09:44 AM (84 replies)

The day the Klan messed with the wrong people

Saw this in GD --

From Daily Kos: "The day the Klan messed with the wrong people."

You saw those cars coming, and you knew who those men were. They wanted you to see them. They wanted you to be afraid of them."
- Lillie McKoy, former mayor of Maxton talking about the KKK

By the mid-1950's the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they had to fight back. Their campaign of terrorism swept through many of the southern states, but largely fell flat in North Carolina.

James W. "Catfish" Cole, the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, decided he was going to change that. Cole was an ordained minister of the Wayside Baptist Church in Summerfield, North Carolina, who regularly preached the Word of God on the radio. His rallies often drew as many as 15,000 people. As Cole told the newspapers: "There's about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up."

Cole made a critical mistake that couldn't be avoided by a racist mind - he was completely ignorant of the people he was about to mess with.

Dr. Perry was a black doctor in Monroe, NC, and helped finance a local chapter of the NAACP. One night at a meeting, the word was received that the Klan threatened to blow up Dr. Perry's house. The meeting broke up and everyone went home to get their guns.

Sipping coffee in Perry's garage with shotguns across their laps, the men agreed that defending their families was too important to do in haphazard fashion. "We started to really getting organized and setting up, digging foxholes and started getting up ammunition and training guys," Williams recalled. "In fact, we had started building our own rifle range, and we got our own M-1's and got our own Mausers and German semi-automatic rifles, and steel helmets. We had everything."


The OP's personal comment --

Now this is what I call a 2nd Amendment remedy!
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:00 PM (5 replies)
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