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20 Jun 19
Greg Brooks

Now that they finally outed themselves completely during the Trump administration, The liberal media has taken the fight to the people. Today the stock market is going to hit a new high.  Instead of partying in the streets, and thanking Trump for another job well done, the enemy will be reporting on the same “tired […]

20 Jun 19
Idiotpoker

Just had a hand: AK vs AQ. He raises the standard $1. I immediately reraise to $2. I’m 50/50 on whether I will call his short stack $9 shove if he goes that route… The Flop is A-5s-3s. I’m confident I’ve got him. Probably a lower Pocket Pair. Most likely worst case is a flush […]

20 Jun 19
Boston Herald
By ARON HELLER JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel gave the royal treatment to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday with a high-profile lunch and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before he was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize, known as the “Jewish Nobel.” The feting and gala ceremony in his honor in Jerusalem offered Kraft a welcome reprieve just four months after he was charged with soliciting a prostitute at a Florida massage parlor. The 78-year-old billionaire businessman has vigorously battled the charges, and the case against him appears to be crumbling. He has pleaded innocent but also issued a written apology, expressing sorrow for hurting his family, friends and fans. Still, the embarrassing affair appeared unlikely to tarnish the celebration of Kraft, a longtime supporter of Jewish and Israeli causes. He was awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism. The $1 million award is granted each year to a person recognized as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values. Organizers say Kraft will donate his award money to fighting anti-Semitism, the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel, known as BDS, and what they say are attempts to delegitimize Israel. Accompanied by 15 active and former Patriot players, Kraft will deliver the keynote speech at a lavish ceremony Thursday night hosted by comic Martin Short. Dozens of VIPs are expected at the invitation-only event, including leaders of Jewish organizations, top business and political figures and the prime minister. Kraft and his delegation were hosted beforehand at the prime minister’s office, where they presented Netanyahu a signed Patriots helmet and posed for a joint picture along with the Vince Lombardi Trophy they won at this year’s Super Bowl. Netanyahu thanked Kraft for his friendship, his longtime support and for boosting American football in Israel, where it has resonated with native-born Israelis who have taken a liking to the army-like strategy, camaraderie and collisions of the gridiron. “Everything you need in your game, Israel needs in its game,” Netanyahu told the players. “You need strategy and courage and ingenuity, we have that too.” Kraft is the sixth winner of the prestigious prize, following the likes of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Michael Douglas, violinist Itzhak Perlman and sculptor Anish Kapoor. Last year’s winner, Natalie Portman, snubbed the event because she did not want to appear to be endorsing Netanyahu. The saga was troubling for the foundation, which says it works hard to prevent its philanthropy from being politicized. Kraft’s selection in January seemed like the safest bet to avoid repeat awkwardness, given his years of philanthropic activity and deep ties to Israel. But the following month, Florida authorities announced the misdemeanor solicitation charges as part of a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking. Kraft has kept a low profile since then and Patriot officials have pointedly deflected any mention of the case throughout the week-long visit to Israel. Kraft is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, the holding company of a diversified portfolio of businesses, which includes one of the largest privately-owned paper and packaging conglomerates in the world. He is best known, however, as owner of the six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots, one of the most successful franchises in American sports. Kraft, who grew up in an observant Jewish home, is a well-known philanthropist in Israel, with deep connections to politicians across the political spectrum — including to Netanyahu, whom he’s known for decades. Though a Democrat, he is also friendly with President Donald Trump. Kraft is also the driving force behind the growth of American football in Israel in recent years. He’s sponsored the sport since it was launched in 1999, and there are now more than 2,000 active players on more than 80 teams playing at various levels. In 2017, he dedicated the Kraft Sports Complex in Jerusalem, which includes Israel’s first full-sized football field. At the time, he brought a group of professional football Hall of Fame players with him, including well-known stars of the game Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach and Mike Singletary. Tom Brady and other Patriots stars have also visited over the years. His current delegation includes kicker Stephen Gostkowski and former greats Drew Bledsoe, Ty Law, Vince Wilfork, Kevin Faulk and Andre Tippett. Reigning Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman is also in Israel for the event honoring Kraft. The Genesis Prize was inaugurated in 2014 and is run in a partnership between the Israeli prime minister’s office, the private Genesis Prize Foundation and the chairman’s office of the Jewish Agency, a nonprofit group with close ties to the Israeli government. It is funded by a $100 million endowment established by the foundation. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been granted the foundation’s only lifetime achievement award. ____ Follow Heller at http://www.twitter.com/aronhellerap
20 Jun 19
PopLurker

While some of pop culture’s android and cyborg characters exist to be exploited in the nude, many of them save the exposed peeks for special occasions. Sure, you have Franky from One Piece whose cyborg chest is constantly showing. We have Bloodberry from Saber Marrionette, whose robot tits are the nips-end of many jokes. Hell, we have Astro […]

20 Jun 19
Kicker of Elves Extra

Here’s Day 171: Cash Rivers & The Sinners – Lyin’ MF (Do Not Try To Adjust Your Set I Am The Horizontal And The Vertical) Comment on this song below and let us know what you think. The playlist is building up here…

20 Jun 19
Liverpool FC HQ

The transfer market exploded this week with news here are all the latest: Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is weighing up a move for Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy this summer. (Source: Daily Star) Liverpool have been told by Barcelona they can make a move for France forward Ousmane Dembélé, but only if they pay more than […]

20 Jun 19
Cowboys Wire

Vendettas work both ways. The Dallas Cowboys are both the most beloved and most hated team in the NFL. There’s a reason that the highest rating games every year include the Cowboys, the star shines bright. This year’s team will have an opportunity to silence some of the haters, and collect on some past debts. […]

20 Jun 19
F3 Chattanooga

QIC: The Count Date: 06/20/2019 PAX: DuckTales, GeekSquad, HasBro, MrClean, SteamEngine, U-Turn  AO: The Huey Conditions 77 Degrees and humid. Storms started moving in by the end of the workout, and at 0605 !  Thank God for the 0515 starting time! COP Warm up consisted of SSH (20 IC), Forward Fold, Willy Mays Hayes (15 […]

20 Jun 19
The Twin Geeks

2019 is a year of many anniversaries, but twenty five years ago Jim Carrey was breaking out of his relative obscurity on In Living Color (1990-1994) and showing up in Clint Eastwood movies to actually show off his comedic chops as a leading man. 1994 saw the release of three pivitol films that would define Carrey […]

20 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

From “A” like American football over “F” like football to “Z” like decathlon: the world of sport is diverse. Every day, somewhere on the globe, more or less significant events take place which, due to the dominance of fewer sports, are quickly drowned out and receive no real attention. +++ June 20: Austrian Strasser takes […]

20 Jun 19
Vietnam Turnip

Spoiler: This is not something I excel at, so take no advice from me. I have a tendency to go at things with an all-out intensity, balance tends to be overshot. “I will be the most balanced!” is like saying “I will be the most humble!” … it’s a ridiculous notion if you put so […]