I4U News
3 days
All hail girl power! Anne Hathaway seems to be coming back with a bang. The 34 years old actress has been on a hiatus from the camera lens as she became a mother and spent time with her family in the...
Global Research
4 days
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.’ Samuel Johnson, Apr 7, 1775 in Boswell’s Life of Johnson. He might have had a sharp attack of conscience, but President Barack Obama decided, in the flickering days of his administration, to...
The Huffington Post
11 days
But there is no point in denying their existence. All human beings are flawed, we all make mistakes, but some people exploit immigrants as a business practice. The legal profession can be no more perfect than humanity itself. One of the more notorious swindlers of recent years--non-attorney Stella Figueredo --bilked her "clients" of hundreds of thousands of dollars running an unlicensed law practice. Another scoundrel, John Waldemar Lugo, snared "clients" by claiming that he was a former immigration officer and a law school graduate. In reality, he had provided security services to an immigration detention center, where he apparently identified a population vulnerable to fraud. Both Figueredo and Lugo eventually came to the attention of state Attorney Generals (New York for Figueredo and Texas for Lugo) and were ordered to cease their illegal activities.
Mashable
12 days
Woody Harrelson is officially joining the cast of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film centered around a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) , and Mashable got a chance to talk to the Hunger Games star soon after the casting news broke on Wednesday. Details about Harrelson's Star Wars role are scarce, but the actor confirmed rumors that he'll be playing "a mentor to Han," telling Mashable that his character is "also a bit of a criminal." Much as Obi-Wan Kenobi schooled Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, perhaps Harrelson's character will tutor the young Han Solo in the finer points of being a smuggling scoundrel. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Star Wars , Han Solo , Woody Harrelson , and Entertainment
BBC News 24
20 days
We have for many years in this country had a civil service that operates in -- impartially and irrespective of their own private views. To try and politicised the civil service is really scandalous. It is the sort of refuge of a scoundrel.
The Huffington Post
24 days
" It is a contrast in opposites, like "a wise old Texas saying," or "British cuisine." A happy new year with the orange Dump as Leader of the Free World is another example, and the one that is worrying me now. I can explain it to my friends - many of whom, thank god or their own generosity, are readers of my blog. But when someone in the elevator wishes me a happy new year as I step out on my floor, what kind of grouch or pedant would I have to be to go into the intricacies of the oxymoron, a term in itself questionable since it is not found anywhere in ancient Greek texts, but came into being much later, via 5th century Latin? And so I answer automatically, "Happy New Year" and I smile, but as well Hamlet knew ("one may smile and smile, and be a villain"), behind that smile I am sneering like a long-mustachio'd scoundrel about to steal either the house or the girl.
The Huffington Post
a month
The thefts involved the chairman and vice chairman of Alliance Bank absconding with $1.2 billion and the chairman of BTA, a world-class scoundrel named Mukhtar Ablyazov, stealing a whopping $14 billion, then fleeing to the West. Just this month, Ablyazov fooled France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, into believing his claim that he is a dissident who would be punished for his political views if he had to go to Russia or Kazakhstan to face embezzling and other charges. Dissident my foot! Martin Luther King Jr., Mohatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were dissidents. Ablyazov is a common criminal -- albeit a big-time one. Russia, whose economic problems have affected countries like Armenia that are tried to its economy, had to bail out some of its biggest banks earlier than Ukraine and Kazakhstan did. In late 2014 it pumped $1.
TIME - Top Stories
a month
What is wrong with me, Henri? she poutingly asks Lautrec. Other women find love and happiness. I find only disenchantment. And the painter replies: But you find it so often. In her next film, the musical drama Lili , Gabor was again the courtesan type who's dismissive of her more ethereal rival (here, Leslie Caron). After that, her movie appearances became more furtive: bits in the Clyde Beatty Three Ring Circus , Sanders Death of a Scoundrel and Orson Welles Touch of Evil . Even in the '50s now she was illustrious enough to play characters based on herself. She'd drop in, impart some womanly wisdom and split. In the 1962 comedy Boys' Night Out , where her character is identified only as Boss Girl Friend, she says, Dahling, a girl can't make a success on instincts alone. Gabor had the instincts for show business but not the technique for genuine movie acting.
The Huffington Post
a month
Its easy to view the populists as foolish innocents who have fallen for a scheming scoundrel. After all, we have reason to think that Putins Russia is engaged in wholesale political manipulation, in part from its interference in the U.S. presidential election, its establishment of an army of internet trolls and its ramping up of Russia-sponsored media in European languages. Its next target appears to be the 2017 elections in Germany and France . But to see the populists as hapless victims of Kremlin manipulation is to underestimate the genuine admiration they have for the qualities Putin represents. It may well end in tears, but this is no marriage of convenience: this is true love. If we want to know why so many voters have fallen for the populists, we need to understand why the populists have fallen for Putin.
BoingBoing
2 months
Evil.” In his announcement, Berman described his father as a "despicable man...a sort of human molester. An exploiter. A scoundrel. A world historic motherfucking son of a bitch,” and vowed, “In a way I am the son of a demon come to make good the damage. Previously I thought, through songs and poems and drawings I could find and build a refuge away from his world. But there is the matter of Justice. And I’ll tell you it’s not just a metaphor. The desire for it actually burns. It hurts. There needs to be something more. I’ll see what that might be.” In the meantime, The Portable February is the doodle version of his band’s songsseemingly familiar and benign structures contrasted with unusual and complex themes, working themselves out with all the intensity and unpredictability of a kite tangled in tree branches on a blustery day. Let’s hope there’s more from the gifted mind of this extraordinary writer, but we’ve always got this one to go.
Mashable
2 months
There's no denying that Taylor Lee Stock played the game of Survivor on his own terms. The frequently goofy scoundrel and one half of the now-defunct "FigTayls" power couple had his torched snuffed at the end of the latest episode. It was an expected outcome, and a distinct shift away from the surprises of recent weeks. SEE ALSO: 10 great 'Survivor' moments, as told by two former castaways Ultimately, Taylor's all-in game is what did him in. He was a fierce challenge competitor and he buoyed tribemates with his unflappable spirit, but strategic miscalculations (FigTayls) and mischievous behavior (overeating and stealing food) are hard to forgive in a game like Survivor . Read more... More about Cbs , Survivor , Tv , and Entertainment
Daily Express - Life
2 months
THEY are characteristics which any accomplished scoundrel would recognise at the drop of a monocle.
Global Research
2 months
A night to remember! Talk about an Alfred Hitchcock ending! A future Hollywood film awaits about this year’s campaign. Other than for Trump diehards, the ending was a real shocker, following months of deplorable one-sided scoundrel media pro-Hillary advocacy ...
KyivPost
3 months
“If Nazis made me a governor, then either they are not Nazis or I’m not a Jew,” Kolomoisky said. Spars with Putin Kolomoisky has also insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin on occasion, even though angering the Kremlin strongman has led to extremely unpleasant – even fatalconsequences for his enemies. At his opening press conference as Dnipropetrovsk Oblast governor on March 3, 2014, Kolomoisky called Putin “a schizophrenic of small height.” “He is completely delusional. He lost his mind completely. His mission to recreate the Russian empire within the boundaries of 1913 or the Soviet Union within the boundaries of 1991 may bring the entire world to catastrophe,” he said. Putin returned the favor, calling Kolomoisky a “unique con man,” claiming that he had defrauded Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. “And now this scoundrel was appointed governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast,” he said.
Digital Trends
3 months
Digital Trends
3 months
Ars Technica
3 months
Nice sweater, new Lando. (credit: Lucasfilm) In news that will have Star Wars fans exclaiming, "cool, cool-cool-cool," Lucasarts confirmed on Friday that it had cast comedian, actor, and rapper Donald Glover to portray "young Lando Calrissian" in the first Han Solo origin-story film. Glover will star alongside previously announced Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich in the still-unnamed film, which is set to launch in theaters sometime in 2018. Glover, who broke out as a writer on 30 Rock before starring in the weird-and-hilarious series Community , will portray Calrissian "in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld," according to a Lucasarts statement. The announcement didn't mention previously leaked details about the Solo film leading off a trilogy, to which Ehrenreich has already signed onto in case the first film does well enough at the box office.
Mashable
3 months
LOS ANGELES The rumors were true. Lucasfilm has officially announced that Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the standalone Han Solo movie that will star Alden Ehrenreich. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the movie, which will depict Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi . We're so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us, said Lord and Miller. These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we'd like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever. Read more... More about Han Solo , Donald Glover , Entertainment , and Film
TIME - Top Stories
3 months
It's true. The politicians. They've had me to their homes, they've introduced me to their children, I've become their best friends in many instances. They've asked for my endorsement and they always wanted my money. And even called me really a dear, dear friend. But then suddenly, decided when I ran for president as a Republican, that I've always been a no-good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel. And they totally forgot about me. But that's OK. You know, they say when you do this kind of an event you always start out with a self-deprecating joke. Some people think this would be tough for me, but the truth is ... (LAUGHTER) It's true the truth is I'm actually a modest person. Very modest. It's true. In fact many people tell me that modesty is perhaps my best quality. (LAUGHTER) Even better than my temperament. (LAUGHTER) You know Cardinal Dolan and I have some things in common.
BBC News 24
3 months
It is intended to be a light-hearted affair, however it campaign. They have asked from my endorsement, and they always wanted my money. -- for my endorsement. And even called me, really, dear, dear friend, but then suddenly decided when I ran for president as a Republican, that I have always been a no good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel.
The Huffington Post
4 months
Apparently his philosophy was: Talk dirty and you don't have to be able to sing . Nor was the belief that fame allows a man to "have" any woman and treat her any way he wants the only similarity to Trump in Scott's disgusting display. Stooping to the last refuge of the scoundrel, Scott denounced "the fuckin' Dixie Chicks--They wouldn't last a half a day in the desert" (whatever relevance that might have to their views on the wisdom of a war in Iraq). It was unclear how long he thought he would survive in the desert.--but, presumably his ability to say "fuck" so much was a sign that he was more of a man than any of the Chicks. He secured cheap applause by hailing the real Americans--the army, navy, marines, and air force, along with President Bush. Then he topped it all when he denounced "anyone who supports al Qaeda," plainly implying that this category includes the Dixie Chicks and everyone who was not 100% behind President Bush.
The Huffington Post
4 months
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson, 1775 Heated debate has arisen throughout the nation as a result of Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest. Athletes and others are kneeling, sitting or, in at least one case, lying on the ground as the anthem plays. This protest has become intertwined with the Black Lives Matter movement, particularly since the latest among the endless string of questionable police shootings of black boys and men. Our national anthem ends, " . . . for the land of the free and the home of the brave." Who are the "free?" Who are the "brave?" Who are the real patriots? The United States of America was forged out of a deep longing for freedom and the bravery of colonists who sought liberty from the oppression of England. In 1775, just the year before the Declaration of Independence, Massachusetts formed a government that proclaimed, perhaps for the first time, "God save the people," rather than "God save the King.
PerezHilton
4 months
HubSpot Marketing Blog
4 months
With fall on its way, the countdown to November's INBOUND 2016 event is in full-swing. Every year, thousands of marketers and their peers gather to learn, inspire, and network. That last one -- networking -- gets a lot of us pretty excited. After all, it's how 85% of people say they've landed a job . And personally, if I'm really into an event and I'm feeling super energetic, I love to network. But I don't always feel so peppy. Then what? Sometimes, we have to fall back on an arsenal of conversation starters. It helps to spark a discussion, even when it's taking every ounce of willpower you have not to go home, turn on Netflix, and order sushi. We've got your back. Here are some of the conversation starters that we've tried and have seen succeed. Bookmark them for your next networking event -- or your next night out, you scoundrel. 17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events 1) "Hi, I'm 'X.