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To be written by Gail Simone and teamed with Aaron Lopresti.

I've already added this to my pull list.

 http://nerdist.com/wonder-woman-and-conan-the-barbarian-crossover-mini-series-coming-soon/

They’re both movie stars, are both badasses with a sword, and have luxurious and flowing dark hair. They’re Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian, and the two comic book icons are finally meeting up for a team-up that took way too long to happen.

Announced Monday by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics (via CBR), writer Gail Simone, who famously scripted Wonder Woman’s adventures several years back, is writing a Wonder Woman/Conan crossover series from the two publishers.

For this series, Gail Simone is reuniting with her former collaborator on the Wonder Woman ongoing comic, artist Aaron Lopresti, now joined by inker Matt Ryan and colorist Wendy Broome. The six-issue series is set to arrive in late-September, and here’s first issue’s official description, along with the cover to issue #1.

“What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their name into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short?”

More in the link.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / New Dark phoenix news
« on: June 14, 2017, 05:08:41 PM »
http://deadline.com/2017/06/x-men-dark-phoenix-jennifer-lawrence-michael-fassbender-james-mcavoy-simon-kinberg-1202113290/amp/


EXCLUSIVE: Fox has formalized plans for Dark Phoenix, the next installment of the X-Men franchise. This all just happened, but they’ve set Simon Kinberg as director (long rumored), and the studio set a release date of  November 2, 2018. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee are all reprising when production begins in Montreal.

More for in the article.

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Sports Talk / Finals. Golden state vs Cleveland Cavaliers
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:27:08 PM »
Who are you riding with?  Partial to GS myself.  Since the half this has been GS's game.  Well since the start actually.  Lead wasn't as great in the first half.  Had relatively stayed around a 10 pt lead til the halftime when GS just started to pull away from the Cavs.  Currently, GS is up 108 to Cavs 85.  D's in GS's favor.  They had 4 turnovers. To Cavs 20 turnovers. 

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General Chat / Jared Kushner under scrutiny by the Fbi
« on: May 27, 2017, 04:06:06 PM »
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/jared-kushner-under-scrutiny-fbi-investigation-reports-231816880.html

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, is under scrutiny by the FBI as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

Last week, the Post reported that a senior White House official was a “person of interest” in the investigation, but the official was not named.

The Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that Kushner was “being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians.” That includes a meeting with the Russian ambassador and a Russian banking executive in December.

The Post said that it had not been told that Kushner is a target. He has not been accused of any crime. His attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told the Post that he has volunteered to share information with a Congress on the nature of the meetings.

NBC News’ Peter Alexander, citing unnamed officials, reported that investigators believe that Kushner has “significant information” related to the inquiry, but that “does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.”

He reported that Kushner was “in a different category” than Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, who are considered “subjects” of the probe. Flynn was national security adviser before he was forced to resign in February. Manafort was Trump’s campaign chairman but left the campaign in August.

a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, who are formally considered subjects of the investigation.

Last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.

Trump has previously dismissed the Russia probe as “fake news.” He reportedly will retain attorney Marc Kasowitz, who has represented him in the past, to represent him as the investigation proceeds.


More hyperlinks in the official article.

I saw more shit on Twitter in the last couple of days. 

Jared Kushner had asked Russian Ambassador to create secret communication channels.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jared-kushner-asked-russian-ambassador-to-create-secret-communications-channel-report/article/2624296

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about creating a secret and secure communications channel between President Trump's transition team and Moscow, according to a report published Friday evening.

The duo had discussed using Russian diplomatic facilities in America to keep their talks out of the public eye where U.S. intelligence officials would be able to pick up the private chats, the

Kislyak told Russian government officials that Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, proposed the idea on Dec. 1 or 2 while meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, where Trump later claimed his campaign was the victim of wiretapping by the Obama administration. The Russian ambassador was said to have been stunned by Kushner's proposal.

A former senior intelligence official said the FBI would have been aware if a White House official regularly visited the embassy and would have found the activity suspicious even if they did not know the topic of conversation.

Mike Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, also attended the meeting. The December meeting was previously known about because Flynn was forced out of his job as a result of meeting with Kislyak. However, until Friday, it was not known that Kushner had also attended the meeting and made this offer.

During that meeting, Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak also discussed setting up a meeting between a Trump representative and a "Russian contact" in another country.


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/ct-fbi-jared-kushner-russia-probe-20170526-story.html


Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Donald Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, then President-elect Trump's son-in-law and confidant, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.


The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser.

The White House disclosed the fact of the meeting only in March, playing down its significance. But people familiar with the matter say the FBI now considers the encounter, as well as another meeting Kushner had with a Russian banker, to be of investigative interest.

Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate - a proposal that would have carried security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team.


Neither the meeting nor the communications of Americans involved were under U.S. surveillance, officials said.

The White House declined to comment. Robert Kelner, a lawyer for Flynn, declined to comment. The Russian embassy did not respond to requests for comment.

Russia at times feeds false information into communication streams it suspects are monitored as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among U.S. analysts. But officials said that it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Roger Moore is...
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:07:00 AM »
Dead!  He was the first bond that I saw as a kid.
Done in by cancer & I'm thinking old age. 


http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/entertainment/roger-moore-dies/index.html?sr=twCNN052317roger-moore-dies0147PMStoryLink&linkId=37910260

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Two vials of semen in a thermos of dry ice.  News interview is in the article.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pasco/port-richey/pasco-couple-outraged-over-sheriffs-office-unprofessional-facebook-post

PORT RICHEY, Fla. -
A Port Richey couple is angry and embarrassed after they say the Pasco Sheriff's Office took a very personal situation and mocked them on Facebook.

After two years of trying to conceive, the couple is now counting on artificial insemination to make it happen.

The 26-year-old wife, who does not want to be identified, says on Wednesday she mishandled a thermos containing dry ice and two vials of sperm.

"Found that I had accidentally, essentially created a bomb in my freezer so I contacted the non-emergency number," she said.

That call to the Pasco Sheriff's Office for help is something she now regrets.

"I made an innocent mistake, I feel like I contacted the right people and I feel like I'm being mocked for it now."

Especially since the Pasco Sheriff's Office described a very delicate, personal situation in detail for more than 88,000 Facebook followers to read about online.

"We weren't even telling our family. It was something my husband and I were keeping between ourselves."

The post stated:

The woman advised "she is trying to get pregnant by artificial insemination… and was trying to store the sperm as per the directions. She stated she placed two small vials of sperm inside a stainless steel thermos, added dry ice, and closed the lid without removing the rubber O-ring as the directions required."

Responding deputies noted the "potential for an explosive due to increasing pressure inside the device."

Fire-Rescue personnel carried the container outside using a pair of channel lock pliers remove the thermos lid, releasing the pressure and removing the danger.

What's even worse, she says, the post includes a stock photo of a woman in disgust.

"I just feel like the post lacks professionalism and lacks the care that I was shown in person."

More than 200 people have commented, many of them questioning the sheriff's office decision to create the post.

"We attempt to show every day what our officers see in calls and we are a very open agency about the types of calls we see each day," Sheriff Chris Nocco said in a statement to ABC Action News. "This was a very unique call faced by our officers as well as Pasco fire fighters. Make no mistake, this was a potentially dangerous situation."

The woman at the center of the post now expressing concern the "mocking" post will deter others from calling for help in the future.

"Now I'm afraid to call. If I were to get into the same situation, I would want to try to figure out a way to handle it myself."

ABC Action News asked the sheriff's office to detail its social media guidelines/policies, but the sheriff's response Thursday night did not answer those questions.


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General Chat / Betsy Devos....
« on: May 21, 2017, 08:49:50 PM »
Continues to deconstruct the American Education system.  Look at who some of her targets are.


http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a55145/betsy-devos-education-cuts/


"While we're on the subject of bad hiring in the executive branch, let's not forget that Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, was the single most obviously unqualified Cabinet nominee—Grizzlies!—in the history of the republic. On Thursday, from The Washington Post, we find that DeVos is finding ways to fulfill her life's dream of destroying public education and monetizing all those bright shiny faces.

The cuts would come from eliminating at least 22 programs, some of which Trump outlined in March. Gone, for example, would be $1.2 billion for after-school programs that serve 1.6 million children, most of whom are poor, and $2.1 billion for teacher training and class-size reduction. The documents obtained by The Post — dated May 23, the day the president's budget is expected to be released — outline the rest of the cuts, including a $15 million program that provides child care for low-income parents in college; a $27 million arts education program; two programs targeting Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students, totaling $65 million; two international education and foreign language programs, $72 million; a $12 million program for gifted students; and $12 million for Special Olympics education programs...
...The Trump administration would dedicate no money to a fund for student support and academic enrichment that is meant to help schools pay for, among other things, mental-health services, anti-bullying initiatives, physical education, Advanced Placement courses and science and engineering instruction. Congress created the fund, which totals $400 million this fiscal year, by rolling together several smaller programs. Lawmakers authorized as much as $1.65 billion, but the administration's budget for it in the next fiscal year is zero."


More in the link. 

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ICT / Internal Conflict
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:55:17 PM »
Wolverine/Logan vs Wolverine/The berzerker.

We've seen his struggle with himself in the past.  Now a circumstance comes along where these two aspects have been separated one lives one does who comes out on top?  I was kinda inspired for this idea while looking at The flash and the scenario of Killer Frost /Caitlin.  And thought how banner's dealt with this I the past.  Then finally Logan and how he's dealt with his own n personal struggle to retain his humanity.

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General Chat / So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« on: May 12, 2017, 03:57:01 AM »
So, it seems this is going to be a movie about an actual event that happened during World War II.  And out of all the Native Hawaiians they pick a non-native white dude. 

http://www.k5thehometeam.com/story/35386864/people-arent-happy-that-a-white-actor-has-been-cast-as-a-hawaiian-hero-in-niihau







In a move that's prompting growing condemnation, New York actor Zach McGowan has been cast as the Native Hawaiian hero in an upcoming movie about the Battle of Niihau.

Several are accusing McGowan and others behind the film "Niihau" of "whitewashing" the character and ignoring history.

"They could have tried Jason Scott Lee, they could have tried Kala Alexander, they could have tried Jason Mamoa. There's a lot of good actors out there that could have played this part," said Guy Aoki, founding president of Media Action Network for Asian Americans, which is based in Los Angeles.

"Unfortunately, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that in order to have a better chance of making a profit on their films, they have to get a white actor."

McGowan has been cast to play Ben Kanahele, the man credited with saving lives on Niihau when a Japanese pilot crash-landed on the island after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

After being helped by Niihau's residents, the pilot subsequently colluded with inhabitants of Japanese ancestry to take several people hostage and terrorize the island over the course of several days.

Kanahele was eventually able to kill him in a struggle, but was also shot three times in the process. He later received the Medal of Merit and a Purple Heart.

Historians say the "Niihau Incident" increased fears about Japanese nationals and Japanese-Americans in the United States, and helped lead to the mass internment of tens of thousands of Japnaese-American men, women and children. 

Niihau" writer and director Gabriel Robertson said he wanted to make a film about the Niihau battle because of its "huge historical significance."

He told Deadline that the story "plays out like a Shakespearean tragedy. ... I see circumstance as the true antagonist of this story. These characters, once placed in this situation, were driven by their initial instincts: to help a stranger in need. Indeed, it wasn't until circumstance forced their hands that the characters desperately turned to violence."

McGowan has previously appeared in "Black Sails," "Shameless" and "The 100."

On Twitter Tuesday, he shared a link about the casting news and wrote, "Excited about this project!"

That prompted rebuke from some, and praise from others.

You shouldn't be excited, you should be embarrassed to even think about whitewashing history," wrote one Twitter user.

Another responded to the announcement on the movie's Twitter page with: "He's not Hawaiian. Or even Hawaiian-adjacent. He's a white guy playing a Hawaiian man, who was a real not-white person. What are you doing?"

Deadline reports that filming for the project begins at the end of May in Malaysia.

The casting announcement comes in the wake of other controversial movies in which white actors played non-white characters, and as Hollywood continues to generate criticism for its lack of diversity and cultural sensitivity.


There's some tweets in the article to check out.  There is no similarity between these dudes. 

Here's a link with more info about the story. 
http://historybuff.com/know-pearl-harbor-japanese-pilot-crash-landed-remote-hawaiian-island-Xy05Dp3kABjG

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ICT / Whose skin is more durable? Supes vs Armored Colo
« on: May 01, 2017, 05:27:49 PM »
Demon Wolverine and Is the only instance I can think of and I think possibly during The Mutant Massacre when Colo's Osmium has been pierced.  Logan's mauled Hulk and Grimm respectively with the claws. 
    Supes has issues with lasers at times.  I'm being lazy add some more shit.

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General Chat / Fox the sexual harassment network loses Bill Shine
« on: May 01, 2017, 03:22:09 PM »
Seems he had a hand in covering up some of the things that went down in the organization. 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-shine-at-fox-news-suzanne-scott-becomes-president-programming-998332

"Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the network last summer after Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against him. Since Ailes' abrupt departure in summer 2016, he has served as co-president of Fox News Channel alongside Jack Abernethy..."

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http://www.wsls.com/news/international/trump-south-korea-should-pay-for-1b-missile-defense-system


HONG KONG (CNNMoney) - President Trump wants South Korea to foot the bill for a $1 billion U.S. missile defense system and is threatening to kill the free trade deal between the two countries.

I informed South Korea it would be appropriate if they pay," Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday. "That's a billion dollar system."

He was talking about the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is being deployed in South Korea in an effort to reduce the threat from North Korean missiles.

The THAAD deployment has already caused tensions inside South Korea and hurt the country's relations with China. Trump's comments are likely to further complicate the situation.

"It's collateral damage to the [U.S.-South Korea] alliance," said Euan Graham, director of the Lowy Institute's international security program.

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo has repeatedly said his country won't bear the cost of the system.

"There has been no change in our basic position that the South Korean government provides the site and infrastructure for THAAD ... and the U.S. side shoulders the cost of its deployment, operation and maintenance," the Defense Ministry said in a statement Friday.

In addition, a South Korean official told CNN on Friday that a "confidential agreement" signed last year by senior U.S. and South Korean military officials states that "the U.S. bears the cost of deploying THAAD."

Washington and Seoul first announced plans for the deployment of the THAAD system in July, before Trump's election. The two countries have a mutual defense treaty, and more than 28,000 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea.

"We're going to protect them," Trump told Reuters. "But they should pay for that, and they understand that."

On the campaign trail, Trump frequently said South Korea and other key U.S. allies should pay more for the defense provided by the U.S.




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