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2020.02.23 17:54 NewRCTID22 Countdown to Kickoff 2020: Portland Timbers

Countdown to Kickoff 2020: Portland Timbers

Basic Info:

Club Name: Portland Timbers
Location: Portland, Oregon
Stadium: Providence Park. Beautiful timelapse of the recent renovations.
Head Coach: Giovanni Savarese (3rd year)
Captain: Diego Valeri
CEO/Majority Owner: Merritt Paulson
USL Affiliate: Timbers 2
Kits:

2019 in Review

Final Standings: 14-13-7 (W-L-D), 49 pts, +3 GD, 6th in the West
In one word, the 2019 Portland Timbers season was draining. It was an endurance test for the players. It was an endurance test for even the most ardent supporters. And it was certainly an endurance test for a Front Office that invested serious capital into organizational infrastructure. Bookended by snowy affairs in the Rocky Mountains, a year filled with tantalizing potential melted away, leaving a passionate (some might say capricious) fanbase searching for explanations. So, what went wrong?
Well, it was always going to be an uphill battle from the opening kick. Starting with the coldest game in MLS history in Colorado, the Timbers faced a daunting 12-match road trip to accommodate the impressive renovations to Providence Park’s East stand. After accumulating 1 pt from the first six matches, including blow out losses to both FC Cincinnati (!) and then-winless San Jose, the fanbase collectively smashed the panic button entering a match against ex-coach Caleb Porter and his Columbus Crew. However, for the next few months, we witnessed a different team and a different mentality. Three consecutive quality victories against Columbus, Toronto, and RSL brought the team back from the abyss. And a subsequent win against upstart Philadelphia saw Portland finish its road marathon at a respectable 14 points.
Suddenly, the narrative flipped. Pundits consistently listed the Timbers at the top of their power rankings, and with 17 of the final 22 matches at one of the best home-field advantages in MLS, it seemed the positive momentum would prevail indefinitely. More importantly though, the Timbers had found their final piece to the puzzle: an elite, ruthless, and fiery DP striker in Brian Fernandez. Fresh off an impressive campaign with Necaxa in Liga MX, the Argentine became the first player in history to score in five consecutive regular-season games to open an MLS career. His clinicality and intensity raised the level of the squad, leading Steve Clark to don the classic Michael Myers mask from Halloween, declaring Providence Park as a “House of Horrors” for the opponent.
But as it turned out, the team never truly reacclimated to the friendly confines of its home pitch. After four months (incl. preseason) away from home, the squad’s lethal counter-attacking style was far more suited for road matches which provided no impetus to play attractive soccer. Away victories at elite opponents including NYCFC, Seattle, and LAFC provided a stark contrast to disheartening home performances against the likes of Colorado, Orlando, and 10-man Chicago. And soon, the atmosphere off-the-field began to match the team’s sudden struggles on the pitch.
Political viewpoints aside, the Iron Front protests and Diego Valeri’s contract impasse ignited an already contentious relationship between the Timbers Army and FO. Meanwhile, as the squad racked up disappointing home results due to uninspired offensive play, home attendance began to waver more so than years past. While the home sell-out streak remains to this day, the increased number of empty seats in Providence Park was a pretty blunt indication of increased apathy towards the organization.
And then, there was the cherry on top. After missing consecutive matches due to a reported “stomach bug,” it became pretty clear Brian Fernandez was not the same player he was in the early summer. With a complicated and somber family history, Fernandez had struggled with substance abuse issues in the past but seemed to be on the path to full recovery during recent years. However, in October, Fernandez entered the league’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program, and just as his story arc in green-and-gold faded to black, the Timbers season finished with a whimper. Jefferson Savarino’s 87th-minute goal in snowy Utah knocked the Timbers out of Cup contention. Eleven months following an exciting run to MLS Cup, Portland entered the 2020 offseason weary, drained, and searching for a new beginning.

The Coach

Giovanni Savarese
I expected 2019 to provide more clarity on Giovanni Savarese’s coaching aptitude, but as I sit here one year later, I’m still left with more questions than answers. Gio’s passion and fervor was a refreshing juxtaposition to Caleb Porter’s often smug demeanor, but his far more conservative style still ruffles the feathers of fans who yearn for the days of “Porterball.” While Savarese implemented a high-pressing, dynamic, and open style during his time at the Cosmos, he has yet to find similar success doing so in the Rose City. The past two seasons have exhibited nearly the same progression: start the season trying to play pressing-style soccer, get beat badly, and then resort to a conservative, counter-attacking approach.
The truth of the matter is the conservative style fits the Portland Timbers. When the defense is solid, Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco are talented enough to win the game on the counter by themselves. However, this tactical inflexibility is essentially the sole on-field contributor for why the team struggled so mightily down the stretch. When teams packed it in and eliminated the possibility of counter-attacks, Portland could not break down the opposition, resorted to launching an MLS record number of crosses, and got scorched on counters going the other way. A taste of their own medicine if you will.
In 2020, Savarese has no excuse. There’s no road trip to start the season, he has a loaded arsenal of complimentary attacking weapons, and now it’s abundantly clear the Timbers must learn how to control games from the front foot. An identity is useful, but flexibility is a requirement to be great. The club wants to (has to) win now, and they’ve invested significantly into personnel and infrastructure to do so. Now, it’s up to Savarese to lead the team to silverware.

Departures

Brian Fernandez (ST): This one hurts. There are no two ways about it. Fernandez truly convinced GM Gavin Wilkinson and TD Ned Grabavoy that he was past his struggles, but unfortunately, it didn’t turn out to be the case. As Wilkinson stated in The Athletic, “if we could go back and do it again, we wouldn’t have done it,” adding “what I will say is the word fraud exists for a reason.” Rumors suggest Necaxa covered up a failed drug test, and MLS is currently launching a lawsuit to help the club recoup the transfer fee. While Wilkinson suggests Fernandez was a bust, the truth is he scored 15 goals in ~25 games in all comps, showing a ruthlessness in front of goal that rivaled the Martinez’s and Ruidiaz’s of the league. As people who have met him can attest, he’s a vibrant and kind individual regardless of the fact he continues to face difficult obstacles off the field. It's just such a disappointment that it didn’t all come together, and I pray for his health and safety.
Zarek Valentin (RB): This one hurts too. Zarek was a staple of the community, someone who embraced Portland as his home, and was as approachable as any professional athlete. With initiatives like wearing a rainbow ribbon in his hair to fundraise for homeless LGBT+ youth, Zarek was an ideal steward for the club and community. With our lack of fullback depth, leaving him unprotected in the expansion draft was far from a popular decision - one that strained an already frayed relationship between the Front Office and some fans. That said, as amazing as Zarek is, his lack of athleticism was starting to catch up to him. He even admitted some struggles down the stretch, and as more talented/athletic wingers enter the league, his minutes might soon reflect it. Zarek’s versatility, eccentricity, and civic involvement will certainly be missed though. Houston, you’ve got a great dude.
Claude Dielna (CB): The most puzzling move of 2019, it didn’t take an acute observer to recognize that Dielna struggled in MLS. Wilkinson and Grabavoy took a one-year flier on Dielna to be the 4th-stringer, and the outcome was fairly predictable. He possesses a silky left foot which allows him to pick sharp passes out of the back, but he can’t run, can’t jump, and can’t defend 1v1. All of those attributes are pretty essential requirements for playing CB in any league, so it’s no surprise to see the organization not renew his contract. In the end, I wouldn’t suggest Dielna self-immolated like many horrific Timbers CBs of yesteryear (see McKenzie, Raushawn), but I highly doubt anyone will be pining for his return.
Foster Langsdorf (ST): Langsdorf may be used as an example of a Homegrown the Timbers failed to move through the ranks, but letting him go makes sense (unfortunately.) In a 2019 season essential for his development, he failed to make any significant impact at the USL level, and at 24, he would’ve entered the 2020 campaign in the exact spot he did the previous two seasons. Despite some clever finishes in the 2018 USL season, he’s not a legitimate option for the first team in this day in age - especially when similarly-aged strikers Felipe Mora, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, and Jeremy Ebobisse boast far more developed skillsets.
Modou Jadama (CB/RB): Jadama made two total appearances for the first team over two seasons, including one start at RB at Montreal in 2019. To be frank, he didn’t particularly shine as an MLS-caliber player during that time, so his opportunity to cement himself in the organization’s plans came and went. Now at Atlanta United 2, I think he’ll be a good fit for a full-time USL position, although we probably could have used CB depth with Bill Tuiloma’s injury.
Kendall McIntosh (GK): McIntosh was an undersized goalkeeper whose frame and athleticism is reminiscent of the likes of Nick Rimando. For the most part, he was a career T2 netminder that was far too raw in some areas to mount a challenge against experienced keepers like Jeff Attinella and Steve Clark. Now a member of the Red Bulls via the Re-Entry Draft, I doubt McIntosh finds many more minutes outside of the USL, but he seemed like a good dude and we all wish him the best.

2020 Outlook:

So, where does that leave us for the 2020 season? Well, pretty close to the same spot we found ourselves last year. In the preceding two seasons, it was clear the Timbers possessed enough talent to capture silverware, yet surpassing the final hurdle proved to be too much. As a result, continuity in terms of roster management remains among the league’s most stable. Ultimately, Portland took the field March 3 in Colorado with 10 of the 11 starters from MLS Cup the previous December, and this season, the only departure considered a surefire starter was Brian Fernandez.
However, the main difference in 2020 comes down to the acquisitions. The Timbers FO utilized the abnormally long break to load up with an arsenal of talent, providing a stark divergence from the quiet transfer window in 2019. As much as I want to compliment the FO for its hard work this offseason, acquiring fresh blood was essential. Key pieces of the core including Larrys Mabiala, Diego Chara, Sebastian Blanco, and Diego Valeri are all exiting their prime window, and the Timbers must capitalize before that window slams shut. Consequently, four of the five names you’ll see listed in the acquisitions section below were brought in to have an immediate impact and elevate an already talented squad.
As a result, in terms of pure on-paper talent, this is a Top 5 caliber MLS team. Whether Savarese can coalesce that talent into a functioning, dynamic, and successful unit is an entirely different story however. It honestly feels like a boom-or-bust type season, and I’m worried about how they’ll navigate the natural roller-coaster swings that MLS’s parity generates. So, I’ll leave you with this: if the Timbers figure out how to maintain defensive structure without resorting to a conservative shell, they’ll be one of the best teams in the league. If not, all bets are off.

Acquisitions:

Jarosław Niezgoda (ST): The Polish DP doesn’t have to single-handedly replace Brian Fernandez’s goal contributions, but make no mistake about it, the Timbers brought Niezgoda in to make an immediate and profound impact on the scoresheet. At only 24, Jarek arrives with a high pedigree having notched double-digit goals in multiple seasons for one of Poland’s powerhouses in Legia Warsaw. Ultimately, it makes sense European clubs like Bordeaux and Torino were sniffing around the striker, as he’s quite mobile for his size, can finish well with both feet, and is clever with his movements inside the box. And say what you will about the Ekstraklasa, it has a strange knack for producing efficient goalscorers, including Niezgoda’s Legia predecessor Nemanja Nikolic.
However, there is a massive catch: Niezgoda has struggled with injuries throughout his career. In a league famous for physical play, and on a team that has experienced its fair share of injury-riddled seasons, Jarek’s fitness is a legitimate concern. While his congenital heart issues seem to be held in check, Legia fans are quick to mention “he's made of glass, and it's hard to keep him in shape for the whole season.” The Timbers’ physio staff will have their work cut out for them to keep Niezgoda on the pitch and scoring goals.
Note: Niezgoda has yet to feature in preseason due to the recovery timeline from a heart ablation procedure during his medical. We likely won’t see him in the XI for the first few weeks of 2020.
Felipe Mora (ST): Niezgoda’s injury-checkered past is an important factor for why Mora’s arrival is such a critical addition. The 26-year-old Chilean seemingly fell into the Timbers lap in a series of fortuitous circumstances, as they acquired him on a TAM loan deal from Pumas in Liga MX. Normally, Mora would be a DP caliber acquisition, and in fact, he was considered a serious target for the final DP slot last year before the club opted for Fernandez. However, after falling out of favor, Pumas were willing to let him go in a manner that accommodated Portland’s limited remaining budget space. Mora provides a divergent style from Niezgoda’s channel-running and Ebobisse’s hold-up ability. He operates on a true poacher’s instinct, and his industrious approach will provide a complementary presence to any of the other strikers.
Dario Župarić (CB): If there’s one offseason acquisition that is more critical to the team's success than the others, Dario Župarić is that guy. Throughout the Timbers MLS history, CB has easily been their most troublesome spot, and they’ve yet to replace Liam Ridgewell’s contributions since his departure last year. Say what you will about Liam’s off-the-field persona: his magnetism, leadership, organizational skills, and distribution were undoubtedly influential to the club’s performance.
Župarić, for lack of a better statement, is essentially the true Ridgewell replacement. At 27-years-old, the Croatian arrives with 90+ matches under his belt at Pescara in Italy and Rijeka in Croatia, a club that has already produced productive MLS players like Héber and Damir Kreilach. Early reports in training regard him as “smooth and confident,” and even if that confidence has gotten the better of him occasionally, those characteristics exemplify why Gio had never received “more messages from friends saying you’ve brought in a very good player.” In the end though, the pressure is on Dario to perform on the pitch. MLS athleticism poses a unique challenge, and there’s little flexibility to compensate for any struggles. His adjustment to MLS must be quick.
Yimmi Chara (RM): Recognize the last name? In a courtship that has lasted as long as the Timbers MLS era itself, Wilkinson finally brought the youngest Chara brother to the Rose City. Acquired as a DP from Atletico Mineiro, there is concern about whether Yimmi’s G+A output will justify the reported $6 million transfer fee. Throughout his career, he’s never been the type of player to light up the scoresheet, but it’s difficult to dispossess him and he provides lightning-quick pace that this roster lacks. With multiple attacking options, I honestly don’t anticipate much pressure to fill the stat sheet, and his familial connection to the organization should facilitate a more seamless transition. Plus, it’s difficult enough for the opposition to face one Chara - it’ll certainly be a pain in the ass to confront two.
Blake Bodily (LM): The HG left-footer is a fairly highly-regarded prospect coming out of the Pac-12, and he showed flashes of quality during his time at T2 a few years ago. With the depth on the wings, I can’t imagine he’ll see much of any first-team minutes. I could be wrong, especially if things go south for any reason, but let’s revisit this signing a year or two from now.

A word on everyone else:

Goalkeepers:
Steve Clark (GK): Without a doubt, Clark was the surprise player of 2019. Boasting the highest save percentage and second-lowest GAA in the league, Clark made numerous highlight-reel saves after taking over for Jeff Attinella in late April. While the occasional mental lapse defined much of his career up to this point, the 33-year-old was nearly flawless in all phases of play last season. However, there’s legitimate concern that this outstanding form is not replicable throughout the next campaign. After Attinella’s regression to the mean following a career year, one can understand why the Front Office might have been apprehensive to give him a sizable pay raise - even if his performances warranted it. That said, Clark’s got the new deal in his pocket and will certainly be the starter opening day vs Minnesota.
Jeff Attinella (GK): As highlighted above, few Timbers had a more ill-fated 2019 campaign than Jeff Attinella. After a torrid 2018 season, Attinella’s performances were marred by poor decision after poor decision until his year concluded with season-ending shoulder surgery. You have to feel for the guy too, as for the first time in his career, he entered an MLS regular season as the unquestioned starter. We’ll see how he recovers from the shoulder injury, but if Clark’s consistency remains and Aljaž Ivačič shows promise, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Timbers move him while he still has some value.
Aljaž Ivačič (GK): If there’s a Timber who had a more disastrous 2019 than Jeff Attinella though, it’s probably Aljaž Ivačič. The 26-year-old Slovenian was acquired last offseason to be the goalkeeper of the future, but a significant leg surgery last February took him out of team activities for most of the year. When he did return with T2 in late summer, things did not look great to say the least. It is undoubtedly difficult to adapt to a new country, but Ivačič’s struggles were worryingly apparent. Most of his goals conceded for T2 looked similar to this, where he was either in the wrong position, extremely hesitant to come off his line, or strikingly late to react to the opponent. These are fundamental issues that can hopefully be chalked up to rust and then addressed with a full preseason. If not, Aljaž might go down as one of the worst signings in club history.
Defenders:
Jorge Moreira (RB): Moreira possesses the talent to be the best RB in the league, but sporadically found himself a liability last season. After years spent with Argentine powerhouse River Plate, the 30-year-old Paraguayan was naturally inclined to push up the pitch since his teams had often dominated the game’s flow. As a result, the Timbers’ conservative style and league’s athleticism caught him off guard, as he had an unfortunate propensity to be out of position early in 2019. However, he mostly adjusted over the course of the year, and his power, crossing ability, and dynamism are crucial to the team.Even with the occasional poor clearance, Moreira is a lockdown starter and few RBs in MLS have his offensive weaponry and pedigree. His loan only lasts until June 30 however, though I’d fully expect the Front Office to lock him down on a permanent deal.
Update: the Timbers right-side defense has been tragic this preseason, and much of that has to do with Moreira’s play. He’ll have to re-adjust or else he’ll revert back to being a liability again
Larrys Mabiala (CB): With his pearly-white smile, cool demeanor, and commanding aerial ability, the big French-Congolese CB is one of the most respected players in the Timbers’ locker room. In a position that is a perennial revolving door of underperforming wreckage, Mabiala has been the one “written-in-ink” starter since mid-2017, and his veteran savvy is integral to the squad’s success. But at age 32, Larrys’ value is not embodied by his individual qualities but more so the partnership he forms with Župarić. His physical presence will always be vital to an otherwise undersized team, however, he lacks the turn of pace and distribution ability that would place him among the elite CBs in MLS. As a result, Larrys and Dario must discover how to paper over each other’s weaknesses by performing to their unique capabilities: Župarić covers ground well and can initiate attacking movements while Mabiala handles physical strikers and cleans up loose balls in the 18. In the end, his consistency will be as influential as any player on the roster. If for any reason he performs below the norm, there is simply not enough quality depth behind him to overcome it.
Bill Tuiloma (CB): Tuiloma is not spectacular by any means, but he’s an ideal player to provide sporadic minutes. The 24-year-old Kiwi is cheap, versatile, and possesses enough technical quality to score the odd banger. It’s a shame a calf injury will rule him out for the next few weeks, as the team could use his flexibility for spot duty at CB, RB, and even defensive midfield. If he recovers fully and Župarić struggles to adapt to the league’s athleticism, expect him to mount a challenge for starting minutes.
Julio Cascante (CB): The Costa Rican CB is best described as a high-ceiling, low-floor player whose ceiling continues to lower year after year. As far as backup CBs go, he’s probably adequate, but the guy went from a fringe national-teamer to virtually off-the-radar since his arrival in Portland. Though his height and build forge a formidable aerial presence, he’s yet to resolve occasional mental lapses and improve his subpar distribution. But Julio’s most maddening characteristic is his inconsistency. Perhaps the best thing you can say about a Cascante performance is that you didn’t notice him. Unfortunately, he tends to stick out for all the wrong reasons. Maybe a little more familiarity with the league will help the 26-year-old raise his level in 2020. I’m not exceedingly hopeful though.
Jorge Villafaña (LB): El Sueño hasn’t been the same player since his departure to Santos Laguna after MLS Cup 2015. Still an excellent crosser, Villafaña really struggled with pacey wingers towards the beginning of the season, although there are some whispers he was often gutting through minor knocks. Even with an uptick of form over the course of the campaign, there is legitimate concern he’s lost a step and will be a liability in the backline. I love the man as much as the next guy, but I’d say the uneasiness is valid. Let’s hope he proves us all wrong.
Marco Farfan (LB): The lack of confidence in Villafaña would be less of an issue if Zarek Valentin were still suiting up in the green-and-gold because Marco Farfan is as fragile as a potato chip. The HG LB is not the most athletic individual, but his technical quality is probably proficient enough to play at this level. Farfan still has to evolve as a 1v1 defender, though he’ll certainly get looks this year if he can manage to stay healthy.
Note: We still need a backup RB. It could be former NYRB, IMFC, and Dynamo player Chris Duvall. 20-year-old Venezuelan Pablo Bonilla is another option, but he’s at T2 for the meantime.
Midfielders:
Diego Valeri (CAM): When all is said and done, I hope MLS fans and media take a moment to appreciate just how good Diego Valeri was. Since 2015, we’ve witnessed impressive names take home the Landon Donovan MVP award including Giovinco, Villa, Josef, and Vela. Sandwiched in between those names you’ll find Diego Valeri. Only the ninth MLS player to reach the elusive 70G, 70A Club, Valeri took the Timbers from a hapless expansion side to a perennial playoff contender. And from my admittedly biased perspective, I don’t think he gets enough credit for doing so. But don’t take it from me, take it from Albert Rusnak, who accurately captures the true essence of the Maestro in this interview. For the miracles performed on the pitch, his importance and presence in the community are just as admirable.
However, times are changing for Valeri, and it’s best exemplified by the fact we almost lost him over a contract dispute this offseason. By taking a TAM deal, Diego not only affirmed his commitment to the organization but allowed them to make moves to best ensure he doesn’t retire with only a single major MLS title to his name. I’d expect the Timbers staff to exercise more load management with him this campaign, but by no means does that change his status as a pillar of the club and community. Build the statue.
Sebastian Blanco (LM/RM): Sebastian Blanco is one of those guys who never seems to score a bad goal. The fiery Argentine may not be the face of the franchise off the pitch, but the decision to extend his DP contract over Valeri is a hint towards Blanco’s importance on the field. After posting his second consecutive double-digit assist campaign, Blanco’s quality across all attacking midfield positions is unquestioned. That said, 2020 is a pivotal season for the Timbers’ oldest Designated Player. Soon to be 32, the clock is ticking on Blanco’s heyday, and he’ll certainly aspire to outperform 2019’s underwhelming tally of six goals from 106 shot attempts. Now surrounded by a wealth of complimentary attacking pieces though, I’d expect a rejuvenated Seba come March. Bet the over on six goals.
Diego Chara (CDM): If there’s anyone who can conquer the inevitability of fathertime, Diego Chara is the guy. Soon to be 34-years-old, Chara’s performance metrics — involving areas such as speed and distance covered — reached all-time highs last year. His importance to the club over the past decade cannot be overstated, and we were all ecstatic to see him finally partake in an MLS All Star Game last season. The Colombian possesses a pillowy first touch, an immense soccer IQ, and a fearless presence in the middle of the park, and there simply will be no replacing him when he finally does choose to retire. But to be honest with you, I think he’s still got a few more Best XI caliber seasons in him. He just ages like a fine wine.
Andrés Flores (CM): Hell, I’m just gonna copy and paste exactly what I wrote last year because it’s still just as applicable. Andres Flores is like a Toyota Camry - solid if unspectacular. He doesn't have the sexy style that will garner all the attention, but when push comes to shove and you need to get from point A to point B, he’ll do the job (at a very low price too!). Look for him to assist in spot-duty once he returns from injury, but his most important contributions will likely be found in the little things off the pitch.
Cristhian Paredes (CM): At only 21 years of age, the full Paraguayan international started over 30 matches the past two seasons and has also emerged as the surefire midfield partner to Diego Chara. After a 2018 campaign that saw a significant adjustment period, Paredes looked far more composed in 2019, adding late-runs into the box into his arsenal midway through last season. However, no longer on loan from Club America, Paredes will face more organizational pressure to be a day-in, day-out starter this campaign. His ranginess and ability to break up play are unquestioned, but he needs to become a bit cleaner on the ball and more confident playing out of tight spaces. That said, there’s a reason the club has invested more capital into the promising midfielder: he has the potential to be a significant contributor for years to come.
Marvin Loría (LM/RM): In the next few seasons, I’d wager Marvin Loría will become the poster child for the Timbers youth development structure. With a comparatively underdeveloped and shallow Homegrown talent pool, Portland picks up guys like Loría out of foreign youth programs to develop through the Timbers pipeline. The 22-year-old Costa Rican international showed significant promise last season, and he can play a true inverted winger role - a unique style in terms of this roster. While he may see time at LM and CAM, I love him cutting in from the right, as he can deliver bangers like this and allow Jorge Moreira to bulldoze forward. At a league minimum salary, Loría provides the cheap and talented depth which makes this attack’s outlook so promising. I can’t wait to see what strides he makes this season (once he returns from an underpublicized/undisclosed injury).
Andy Polo (RM): Not many people in the Timbers fanbase understand why Andy Polo is still on the roster, let alone competing for starting minutes. In 2,860 MLS minutes, the Peruvian winger has only managed a dismal one goal and three assists - a statline that is considerably worse than ineffective wingers of the past including Kalif Alhassan, Sal Zizzo, and Franck Songo’o. He’s not an outright liability, and occasionally puts in a shift defensively, but he essentially exists solely to occupy space. Now entering his third season, Polo’s best string of matches came as the third CM in a 4-3-2-1 just before the 2018 World Cup. He’s since gathered looks in preseason as a #8 in a 4-3-2-1 and showed flashes but is still incomplete. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Tomas Conechny (CF/LM/RM): The 21-year-old Argentine enters the 2020 campaign a relative unknown, and though the club thought enough of him to exercise his full-time purchase option from San Lorenzo, his fit on the squad has yet to be fully discerned. Rumored to be one of the better headers-of-the-ball on the team, he showed occasional creative sparks in late-game situational appearances but has yet to prove he deserves starting minutes. We hear quotes akin to “he doesn’t yet know how good he can be,” but it still isn’t obvious that a particular position suits him well or if he even possesses a skillset that allows him to be a difference-maker at this level. For all intents and purposes, he’s likely to end up Diego Valeri’s understudy even if Conechny has yet to show the same precision and danger at a playmaking second-forward role. As a result, it remains to be seen if the high-rated prospect grows into a significant piece of the puzzle or if his lack of positional clarity ultimately hampers his development.
Dairon Asprilla (RM): Dairon Asprilla plays at an all-star caliber level if one of two things are true: the Timbers are on the verge of postseason elimination or he’s playing on T2. If neither of those two things are true, he’s often more useless than a turn signal on a BMW. Some wonder if he possesses compromising pictures of Wilkinson or MP, otherwise there’s very little to explain why he’s one of the longest-tenured Timbers - especially considering he’s been in-and-out of the doghouse almost every year. Word out of training suggests he’s been one of the best players in camp, but we’ve been down this road before - if it’s not Oct. or Nov., Asprilla often looks lost on the pitch.
Sidenote: 99% of Dairon’s shot attempts get thwarted due to his foolishly long windup, but when he does get a hold of one, they stay hit.
Eryk Williamson (CM): The HG midfielder (by way of D.C.) found starting minutes in spot appearances last fall, and he looked competent if unremarkable. For T2, Williamson often occupied more advanced positions, but I think he projects best as a ball-shuttling #8 in this squad. In particular, I can see him fitting into Andy Polo’s old role as a CM next to Chara and/or Paredes in a 4-3-2-1, as his passing and combination play provide a diverse look from the other two. Overall, Williamson finds himself in a decent situation to get game action this year, and I’m interested to see how he develops and grows in confidence in 2020.
Renzo Zambrano (CDM): Another international brought through the T2 pipeline, Zambrano is essentially Diego Chara’s backup at the #6. Since George Fochive left following the 2015 season, the Timbers have struggled to find a suitable defensive backup in the central midfield. Renzo is now that guy. The 25-year-old Venezuelan appeared in 10 matches last season and struggled immensely in fixtures against Colorado and Atlanta, but showed flashes of positivity in thrashings of Houston and Vancouver. 2020 will require more consistency from Zambrano who doesn’t possess the same physicality or power as Chara - but then again, few do. As a result, if I were Savarese, I’d try to mold Zambrano into a fulcrum/anchor type midfielder in the form of a Uri Rosell or Scott Caldwell. He’s a capable passer, and if he simplifies his game to shield the backline, he’ll be an asset to the team. If not, he’ll likely over-extend himself, and his midfield partner will be forced to work more tirelessly to maintain solid defensive shape. Renzo is likely the first option off the bench whenever Chara or Paredes are unavailable, so his growth is critical to the team’s success this year.
Forwards:
Jeremy Ebobisse (ST): Since Niezgoda and Mora’s arrival, some fans and media have denounced the organization for burying the 23-year-old American on the depth chart and hindering his development. Here’s why I think that’s an overly-sensationalized viewpoint:
  1. As Wilkinson has correctly identified, Ebobisse will miss a good chunk of the early season for Olympic qualification, and with Niezgoda’s injury history, there needs to be other legitimate options to start upfront (i.e. not Dairon Asprilla).
  2. In 2018, Ebobisse entered the season ‘stuck’ behind two DP-type strikers in Fanendo Adi and Samuel Armenteros. Guess who emerged on top? Ebobisse. There will be multiple competitions, two-striker formations, and rotations that allow him to earn quality minutes.
  3. This idea that the organization is almost trying to sabotage his development is an outrageous claim. Ebobisse was the only player on the squad to play in every match last season and only finished behind Chara, Blanco, and Valeri in terms of total minutes played. Granted, he played a fair few matches at LW (not ideal, but he wasn’t outright terrible), but the team did have its best stretch of success with him and Fernandez on the pitch together.
But the one factor people must acknowledge is this: Ebobisse still hasn’t developed the it factor that other MLS strikers have - at least not yet. When Fernandez arrived, his ruthlessness was a stark contrast to Ebobisse’s often less-goal-hungry runs and occasional lack of clarity in the final third. Jeremy is a decent finisher, even with a few missed sitters, but he’s still not consistent enough with the direct runs off the shoulder that separate good from great. He’ll hopefully continue to develop a wider range of skills, but he’s not yet the guy to put this team over the top.
Predicted Starting XI:
Primarily: 4-2-3-1
Other likely options: 4-3-2-1 or 4-4-2
Best Case Scenario:
A top playoff seed and a challenge for either the Supporter’s Shield or MLS Cup. Savarese effectively implements tactical flexibility, Niezgoda and Mora combine for 20+ goals, and Cristhian Paredes takes the next step forward in his development. While Župarić locks down the defense, one of Valeri or Blanco mounts a Best XI campaign, and Diego Chara makes a second consecutive All-Star Game appearance. Sprinkle in a Cascadia Cup alongside a harmonious relationship between the Front Office and Timbers Army, and you have a damn successful year.
Worst Case Scenario:
Pretty much the opposite of what you see above. Niezgoda can’t stay healthy while the core pieces’ form collectively falls off a cliff. Those in the Army who hold a personal vendetta against Merritt Paulson blow a trivial issue out of proportion causing a full-on revolt from the supporter’s group. Savarese proves to be an average coach with exploitable flaws, and the team fails to qualify for the playoffs in a competitive Western Conference. Significant spending, no tangible results. A wasted year.
Realistic Scenario:
Well, either of those two scenarios could qualify as realistic. But like all Timbers seasons, it’s most realistic to be somewhere in between. There’ll be stretches of outright panic, and there’ll be other times where we all convince ourselves the Timbers will win MLS Cup. Some of the signings hit: let’s go with Župarić - while other signings underwhelm due to extenuating circumstances: probably Niezgoda (and his glass skeleton). The team finishes in the middle of the pack - a team that no one wants to face in October - but one that is equally liable to beat themselves.
Prediction:
Even for someone as pessimistic as I am, I won’t predict the worst-case scenario. Nevertheless, I can’t shake the discouraging feeling that the Timbers will squander its immense talent again. A disappointing 6th or 7th place finish is in store after another taxing roller-coaster season. However, I’ll go out on a limb to say Portland does win a Cascadia Cup or USOC - some sort of silverware that convinces everybody the obvious flaws can be overcome in 2021. Blanco has a great 2020 season. The other pieces show flashes brilliance, yet can’t quite string together enough consistency to let the attack fire on all cylinders. Savarese will keep his job but enters the 2021 campaign on the hotseat. It’ll be another case of “close, but not close enough.”

Online Resources

Official Links: Website Twitter
Local Coverage: Oregon Live Stumptown Footy
Best Twitter follow: Chris Rifer
Best Read: Jamie Goldberg’s article on Fernandez didn’t age well, but it’s extremely important to understand his tragic life story.
Subreddit: timbers

#RCTID

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2019.05.30 12:35 problematicus2000 An essay I wrote about the Emominati

An essay I wrote about the Emominati
So this is gonna come of as really shitty but I tried SUPER hard on it. I hope you guys like it.
The Emominati
The Emominati is a mysterious organisation rumoured to be responsible for current events such as the infamous March 22nd, The Tragedy (Not Sin) of Ryden, The Summer of 2001 and the controversy around what the term “FAQ” (commonly misunderstood as “frequently asked questions”) means.
Very little information about the Emominati has ever been released to the general public, but according to those who are pursuers of the cult (emos), the group works with the FBI, the US Government and the RPP (Ryden Protection Program).
Ryden
Ryden is a word that refers to the intense romance between George Ryan Ross III and Brendon Boyd Urie, which, despite much pictorial evidence and the recounts of eyewitnesses, is constantly denied by both Mr. Urie and Mr. Ross.
The Emominati is rumoured to be partnered with the Ryden Protection Program, a secret society with the goal of keeping the relationship as secret as possible and questioning those who have any inside knowledge of Ryden whatsoever.
These people, although the official list has never been revealed, have been said by the Emos to include:
· Ryan Ross
· Brendon Urie
· Fall Out Boy
· Twenty One Pilots
· My Chemical Romance
Connections Between The Emo Bands
  • Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco once mentioned that Ryan Ross looked a little like Michael Cera.
  • Michael Cera was in The Lego Batman Movie.
  • Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy recorded a song (“Who’s the (Bat)Man?”) for The Lego Batman Movie, which sends a subliminal message to Emos in the lyrics.
  • Who’s The (Bat)Man includes the lyrics “who never skips leg-day? BATMAN!”
  • Guess which emo never skips leg-day? Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance). Like, look at that booty.

https://preview.redd.it/soymwnflsb131.jpg?width=234&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=27838c573770ead05435e3c2ecf780531d658218
  • In My Chemical Romance’s song “Na Na Na”, Batman is mentioned.
  • This proves that My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy had been sending secret calls for help through their songs and everyday actions because of how much they knew about Ryden.
  • But how did they KNOW?
  • Because of the relationship our emo bois Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) had back in the day.
  • And you see, during this time, they would have swapped Ryden information as who could keep a secret from their boyfriend?
  • Twenty One Pilots signed to Fueled By Ramen a few years back, which meant they became close to Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy. They also went on tour with them in 2013.
  • 2013? What’s so special about 2013?
  • ….
  • *g-note*
  • No, not that.
  • Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! by Panic! at the Disco was released in 2013, which featured the song “Casual Affair”. Which was what Brendon and Ryan had together.
  • When performing in Seattle, Brendon Urie broke down.
  • Why?
  • On February 6th 2006, Ryan Ross posted on social media “like lions in the sand… one day we’ll live in Seattle.”
  • In 2007, Ryan Ross celebrated his 21st in a club with his girlfriend and a few of his friends. But Brendon Urie (his secret boyfriend, duh) was not there.
  • Because Brendon could not attend (he was doing shows), Ryan Ross flew down to Seattle (where Brendon was) that same evening. We know this because a fan saw them and asked for a photo.

https://preview.redd.it/7xai8wezsb131.jpg?width=960&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a6f9a625b5830622405d0ae4c5a2ec81c40eb747
  • (Fan censored because the photo I found was censored because the photo I found was on the Internet, where everything is censored.)
  • Now, in the trigger song Northern Downpour by Panic! at the Disco, Ryan Ross wrote the lyrics, “I missed your skin when you were east, you clicked your heels and wished for me”.
  • Because Emos, like other fandoms, are stalkers and proud of it, they then, in an attempt to gather Ryden evidence, found out that New York is east of Seattle.
  • And then, there’s this, which is unrelated but still evidence:

https://preview.redd.it/syih4pg4tb131.jpg?width=960&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a32056689678bd38589a1b297ebc966f1551c7b5
So this is why Brendon broke down performing Northern Downpour, as it was the first time he had performed the song without RYAN ROSS. Now, Ryan Ross and he always smiled on stage while performing it, so yeah. Sad.
Pictorial Evidence of the Emominati

Here we have an image My Chemical Romance Emominati with triangles – a shape worshipped by the cult – that were hidden in the band’s clothing circled and revealed.


Another piece of pictorial evidence which shows that My Chemical Romance Emominati is connected to the Emominati.


Repressed EmoTM CrankThatFrank is part of the Emominati, as proved by the two triangular shapes hidden in his face.


The Emo Trinity symbol is similar to that of the Emominati.
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2018.12.12 20:59 extriniti ZTE & Huawei : TECH SUPPRESSION : Conspiracy Theory

ZTE & Huawei : TECH SUPPRESSION : Conspiracy Theory

Five Eyes

Five Eyes

The United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are members of Five Eyes alliance that shares intelligence to combat espionage, terrorism and global crime.
The United States has also barred Huawei and it has been lobbying Five Eyes partners and telecommunications firms in allied countries to avoid Huawei equipment.
Other than spying being a game that all the major powers play, in 2013, Snowden provided proof of USA spying on it's own citizens.
In Feb 2017, FBI, NSA, CIA, and others recommended that we (meaning you and me and all consumers in the U.S.) stop using products from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. None of the speakers had any explicit reasons why we should heed their advice, but FBI head Christopher Wray offered this non-answer when pressed for one.
We're deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don't share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.
Privacy experts alarmed by Five Eyes demand for 'backdoors' on tech devices
Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that technology companies co-operate with law enforcement agencies in allowing access to encrypted communications, like Facebook and text messages, heating a long-simmering controversy.
“Any backdoor that’s there for good guys can always be exploited by bad guys,” said Matthew Dubé, the NDP critic for public safety.
https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/privacy-experts-are-alarmed-about-the-five-eyes-demand-for-backdoors-on-tech-devices

ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is one of China's leading telecom equipment manufacturers.
ZTE operates in three business units: carrier networks (54%), terminals (29%) and telecommunication (17%), their core products being wireless, exchange, access, optical transmission, and data telecommunications gear; mobile phones; and telecommunications software.
In April 2017, the US Commerce Department found ZTE had violated trade bans with North Korea and Iran.
A ban was placed on the firm that prevented it from buying parts from US suppliers.
The ban forced ZTE to suspend major operations, and trading in its shares were halted on April 17, 2018.
Shares in Chinese technology company ZTE plummeted 39% in Hong Kong as trading in the firm resumed after a two-month suspension.
China's ZTE to pay US $1bn fine in new deal to save company
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/07/us-china-zte-deal-fine-sanctions

Huawei

Huawei is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Guangdong, China. Founded in 1987, the company originally focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has expanded its operations to building telecommunications networks and manufacturing communications devices.
Huawei is the largest network service provider in the world, accounting for about 30 percent of the global market share. Huawei is also the leading manufacturer of VoIP and IMS equipment with about 26 percent of the global market. Ericsson and Nokia are the company’s closest competitor in both markets. The company is also one of the main players in the telecom equipment and ethernet switch market.
As of the fourth quarter of 2017, the company held a share of around 10 percent of the global smartphone market, selling more than 150 million smartphones in 2017.
Currently, Huawei is the 2nd leading smartphone producer behind Samsung and ahead of Apple.
U.S. intelligence officials question Canada’s ability to test China’s Huawei for security breaches (Oct 1, 2018)
Sep 2018: Senior officials overseeing U.S. cyberintelligence expressed strong skepticism over Canada’s recent declaration that it possesses sufficient safeguards to address the risk of cyberespionage through devices made by Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-us-intelligence-officials-question-canadas-ability-to-test-chinas
Huawei agrees to UK security steps to avoid 5G ban: report (Dec 7, 2018)
https://www.scmp.com/tech/geaarticle/2176968/huawei-agrees-uk-security-steps-avoid-5g-ban-report
Dec 2018: Huawei pledges $2bn in effort to allay UK security concerns
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/07/huawei-pledges-2bn-in-effort-to-allay-uk-security-concerns

CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Red @OmeletteRed (Dec 6, 2018):
  • April 2017: A director of Chinese tech giant Huawei personally escorted famed Shanghai-born physicist Zhang Shoucheng from the latter’s hotel in Shenzhen. Jackson & Wood Professor of Physics at Stanford University, Zhang was in town to attend an IT summit. Yang Zhenning, the first Chinese scientist to receive the Nobel Physics Prize (1957),had predicted that Zhang would be the next one.
  • Dec. 1, 2018: Prof. Zhang and Meng Wanzhou (CFO of Huawei & daughter of founder) are expected to attend a dinner in Argentina, where the G20 summit is being held.
  • Dec. 1, 2018: On her way there, Meng is arrested in transit by the Canadian government due to request from USA with extradition treaty for trade sanctions violated against Iran.
  • Dec. 1, 2018: Prof. Zhang falls to his death from a building in the US, allegedly a suicide. Said to be suffering from depression, he was 55.
  • Dec. 1, 2018: A nighttime fire breaks out at a factory of Holland’s ASML, the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. EUV is crucial to the production of the next generation of semi-conductors, which US and Chinese tech firms as well as Korea’s Samsung are competing to be first to bring to market. Leading Chinese semiconductor producer SMIC is known to have ordered EUV technology worth US$120 million from ASML, for scheduled delivery early in 2019.
  • After the fire, ASML announced that it expected delays in shipments of its products, notably early 2019.
Source: https://twitter.com/OmeletteRed/status/1070757115088855040
Reddit: "China tech-giant targeted by US + Subversion by Deep State" (Dec 8, 2018):
So you probably caught the news that Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of HUAWEI was arrested in Canada on the orders of the USA who are seeking her extradition on charges of violating their sanctions on Iran. Obviously this is a big deal, HUAWEI is China's version of Apple & Cisco rolled together. Its the worlds 7th largest IT firm and a main competitor to the US stranglehold on telecommunications, especially in Asian markets. Not only was Meng the CFO, she was also deputy-chair of the board of directors, daughter of its president and Founder, and was expected to become its next president. Its basically as if China got Mongolia to arrest and extradite Tim Cook for violating Chinese laws while he was passing through Mongolia on the way to another country. Apart from the fact that its questionable what authority they have to prosecute a Chinese citizen for the actions of a Chinese firm violating laws which apply only to US entities, its a very blatant (and extremely aggressive) attack on China's tech industry and economic power...
https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/a4ae89/china_techgiant_targeted_by_us_subversion_by_deep
Neocons Sabotage Trump's Trade Talks - Huawei CFO Taken Hostage To Blackmail China (Dec 7, 2018)
The U.S. spy services and military do not like Huawei. They can no longer easily hack the equipment it sells. Convincing Cisco or some other U.S. company to leave back doors in their equipment is quite simple. One can always threaten the management or board of these companies with some tax investigation or over other shady activities. That is not so easy when the company is hosted in China. It requires the NSA and others to use more expensive efforts to reach their aim...
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/12/neocons-sabotage-trumps-trade-talks-huawei-cfo-taken-hostage-to-blackmail-china.html

Oil Related Conspiracy Theory:

Many people may not realize that Huawei is also in clean renewable solar energy tech.
Huawei is a giant Chinese company and the world’s largest producer of solar inverters going by gigawatts of capacity.
Huawei also produces solar panel optimizers that help get the most out of your solar panels.
Huawei with all it's resources & reach, is definitely a threat to Big Oil.
Huawei Solar
http://solar.huawei.com/eu
Huawei Inverter Review: There’s No Spying Going On Here!
https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/huawei-solar-inverter-review

USA Trade Sanctions:

It's interesting to note that Canadian businesses have done business with Cuba, yet none have been extradited to the USA for violating sanctions. Also, anyone that faces the death penalty won't be extradited too.
Other notable sanctions include:
  • Ukraine & Russia
  • Venezuela
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Iraq
Since Canada doesn't have any sanctions against Iran, the Huawei executive was charged with trumped up charges of fraud.
It's also interesting they arrested Meng on a connecting flight in Canada headed to Mexico. Mexico also has a bilateral extradition treaty with the USA. Mexico and China also does a lot of business together.
Full List: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-centesanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx

USA Extradition Treaties

The USA has extradition treaties with 112 countries including Canada, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, Venezuela & Mexico to name a few:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_extradition_treaties
The Huawei CFO was arrested in Canada while changing planes destined for Mexico.
These countries don't have USA extradition treaties that includes China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Ukraine, & Vietnam to name a few:
http://www.wsfa.com/story/22665099/countries-with-no-extradition-treaty-with-us

Mexico Is the Winner in This Corner of Trump's China Trade War (Nov 23, 2018)
Add the arrest of Huawei CFO on Dec 1, 2018 and Mexico is beating Canada in potential future trade too.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/mexico-is-the-winner-in-this-corner-of-trump-s-china-trade-war

Timeline of Major Geopolitical Events

Dec 1, 2018: Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canadian city of Vancouver at the request of the US as part of an inquiry into alleged sanctions-busting by her company Huawei
Dec 10, 2018: Canadian former diplomat Michael Kovrig arrested in Beijing "on suspicion of engaging in activities that harm China's state security"
Dec 11, 2018: Meng Wanzhou released on bail but still faces the prospect of extradition to the US
Dec 12, 2018: China confirms the detention of businessman Michael Spavor for "activities that endanger China's national security", saying the investigation began on 10 December

Sample of Related News Articles:

Exec with major Chinese company arrested in Vancouver and sought for extradition (Dec 6, 2018)
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/exec-with-major-chinese-company-arrested-and-sought-for-extradition
Global markets plunge after Huawei arrest (Dec 6, 2018)
Global markets have entered a sharp slump as the arrest of a top Chinese executive on behalf of the US triggered renewed fears of a trade war.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/global-markets-plunge-after-huawei-arrest/ar-BBQAa5e?li=AA56Yk
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou ordered released on $10-million bail (Dec 11, 2018)
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/bail-hearing-for-huawei-exec-enters-third-day-in-vancouver-court
Zhang Shoucheng, Stanford physicist and tech venture capitalist dies after ‘battle with depression’ (Dec 6, 2018)
https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2176729/zhang-shoucheng-stanford-physicist-and-tech-venture-capitalist-dies-after
He discovered a new state of matter called topological insulator in which electrons can conduct along the edge without dissipation, enabling a new generation of electronic devices with much lower power consumption. For this ground breaking work he received numerous international awards, including the Buckley Prize, the Dirac Medal and Prize, the Europhysics Prize, the Physics Frontiers Prize and the Benjamin Franklin Medal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoucheng_Zhang
Trudeau says he had advance notice of Huawei executive's arrest (Dec 6, 2018)
"...Trudeau says Ottawa had a few days' prior notice of the arrest of an executive from the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei...
The appropriate authorities took the decisions in this case without any political involvement or interference ... we were advised by them with a few days' notice that this was in the works," Trudeau told reporters in Montreal.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/trudeau-huawei-arrest-meng-wanzhou-1.4935471
Stephen Harper calls for Canada to ban Huawei on Fox News (Dec 7, 2018)
https://www.itbusiness.ca/news/stephen-harper-calls-for-canada-to-ban-huawei-on-fox-news/107612
Trudeau says U.S. steel tariffs on national security grounds are insulting (June 3, 2018)
"The idea that Canadian steel that's in military vehicles in the United States, that makes your fighter jets is somehow now a threat ... the idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable," Trudeau said.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/trudeau-says-u-s-steel-tariffs-on-national-security-grounds-are-insulting-1.3957195
"China talks are going very well!" - Trump Tweet (Dec 7, 2018 - 5:13 AM)
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1071030014123098112
What is Huawei, and why the arrest of its CFO matters (Dec 9, 2018)
"...Trump and his close aides were not aware the US planned to place an extradition request for Meng..."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/tech/what-is-huawei/index.html
Trump says he is willing to intervene in Huawei CFO’s Canadian detention if it helped secure trade deal (Dec 12, 2018)
"If I think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made — which is a very important thing — what's good for national security — I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary," Trump told Reuters.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trumps-willingness-to-intervene-in-huawei-cfos-detention-puts-canada
Canada warns Trump administration against politicizing Chinese executive's arrest (Dec 13, 2018)
"Our extradition partners should not seek to politicize the extradition process or use it for ends other than the pursuit of justice," Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a press conference discussing the US request for extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
China's state-run media has repeatedly claimed that Meng's detention appears to be politically or economically motivated.

CHINESE Retaliation

China may have been looking the other way with most Canadians and Americans but now it's game on.
They've been cracking down hard on their own, so it's not too much of a stretch to crack down on foreigners.
It could be as easy as arresting any foreign businessman that had a Chinese girl in their hotel room on alleged prostitution charges for example.
Big Gifts can be considered Bribes too.
Add the fact Cannabis is legal in Canada but not China that can complicate travelling plans.
Anyway, the only winner in North America now is Mexico that also has a bilateral extradition treaty with the USA.
Mexico must have some really smart operatives working in the USA against Trump's Wall ... LOL 😜
Canada will pay ‘a heavy price’, China warns in new stance over Huawei executive’s arrest (Dec 8, 2018)
Beijing has adopted a harsh new tone against Canada, summoning the country’s ambassador to China and threatening “serious consequences” if Ottawa does not immediately release Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei chief financial officer.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canada-will-pay-a-heavy-price-china-warns-in-new-stance-over-huawei
China sheds little light on detention of Canadian Michael Kovrig (Dec 12, 2018)
Canadian officials have confirmed Kovrig's detention. He served as a diplomat in Beijing and Hong Kong until 2016, but is on a leave of absence from the Canadian foreign service so has no special status.
His new employer, The International Crisis Group, said he was taken into custody Monday night by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security, which handles intelligence and counterintelligence matters in the Chinese capital.
Beijing says Kovrig's employer was not properly registered as a non-governmental organization
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/china-statement-kovrig-meng-1.4942301
Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues (Dec 13, 2018)
A second Canadian has been detained in China on accusations of harming national security, as tension continues between the two countries.
Michael Spavor is a businessman based in Dandong, near the Chinese border with North Korea. He has deep ties to the North Korean government.
He is particularly well known for helping to arrange the visit by former NBA star Dennis Rodman to North Korea in 2013. Rodman is a personal friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/12/china-canada-diplomat-michael-kovrig-detention-latest-
Shares in Canada Goose plunge as Chinese consumers call for boycott of the luxury clothing retailer amid fury over the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei CFO and subsequent detention of two Canadians in Beijing (Dec 13, 2018)
  • Stocks of the apparel brand fell nearly 20 per cent since Meng Wanzhou's arrest
  • Calls for a boycott of brand's winter jackets and parkas spread on social media
  • Canada Goose is scheduled to open its first Beijing flagship store on Saturday
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6491589/Canada-Goose-shares-plunge-Chinese-consumers-call-boycott-amid-fury-arrest-Huawei-CFO.html
Huawei exec's arrest halting Chinese firms' Canadian expansion plans, says auto sector spokesman (Dec 18, 2018)
Several Chinese automakers planning to expand production into Canada have put their plans on hold over the Vancouver arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's CFO, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/volpe-china-car-produciton-halted-1.4949824
Third detained Canadian is Alberta teacher working in China who could be returned home (Dec 19, 2018)
The third Canadian detained by Chinese authorities in recent weeks is an Alberta woman who was taken into custody due to visa complications and arrangements were being made for her to return to Canada, multiple sources said Wednesday.
https://nationalpost.com/news/third-detained-canadian-is-alberta-teacher-working-in-china-who-could-be-returned-home

Conclusion:

All the major global players are involved in spying and they will do whatever is necessary for them to compete and even dominate.
I'm really not too concerned about spying because they all play that game.

Even with all their backdoors, they can't stop online & phone scams.
The most shocking online scams and hacks of 2018 (Dec 12, 2018)
Scams are rife, especially online: in 2017 hackers stole $172 billion from 978 million people across 20 different countries, according to Norton. In fact, these days you're far more likely to be robbed online than mugged in the street. We take a look at 2018's most notorious scams and online attacks.
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/the-most-shocking-online-scams-and-hacks-of-2018/ss-BBQLXro?ocid=spartandhp

Even with all their spying & surveillance, they can't stop mass shootings & terror attacks.
Trump cites French terrorist attack as he pleads for funding for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall (Dec 12, 2018)
"Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security! " - Trump Tweet (Dec 12, 2018 - 4:34AM)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cites-french-terrorist-attack-as-he-pleads-for-funding-for-his-promised-us-mexico-border-wall/2018/12/12/54fc3a36-fe00-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html
Mass shootings in the U.S.: When, where they have occurred in 2018 (Nov 8, 2018)
The number of mass shootings around the country in 2018 has risen above 300 so far.
https://www.abc15.com/news/data/mass-shootings-in-the-us-when-where-they-have-occurred-in-2018

I'm more concerned about the loss of tech choices & options for consumers.
I'm concerned about stifling the efficient & cooperative advancement of tech & mankind.
I'm concerned about costs to consumers.
I'm a proponent of Open-Source, sharing knowledge, collaboration & synergistic efforts to advance technology and mankind. Tesla is a great example of providing their IP to further advance EV tech and industry for the benefit of consumers and mankind.

The main problem as usual is 'excessive greed' and you can read about my proposed solution:
The Next "GOLDEN AGE"
https://www.reddit.com/useextriniti/comments/8cptgb/the_next_golden_age
Also, an interesting post for discussion:
World UN Intelligence Agency
https://www.reddit.com/useextriniti/comments/901af0/world_un_intelligence_agency
With regards to 'excessive greed', all the people (& everyone in arms length to them) with insider information regarding these investigations should also be investigated and monitored for insider trading like purchasing a lot of PUTS or taking SHORT positions in the stock market prior to the NEWS. Everyone that has inside information to stock market affecting NEWS, should be prevented from trading or be monitored too IMO.

The losers in all this are the consumers because we have less choice and are forced to buy products that cost more. The suppression of technology and knowledge in general only benefits a few, while the masses suffer -- including the environment for future generations.

Additionally, if this and many other factors leads to an escalation of tension to World War III, well then we will ALL be the losers in a war to end all wars. Most people on all sides would prefer to have World Peace. However, there are also many on all sides that want to start War for whatever reason they have. When we fight among ourselves, it blinds us to the Truths. When in doubt, always follow the 'money trail' to assess motives of others. Whether someone is rich or poor, they all have their reasons for starting sh$t.

Putin warns the threat of nuclear war should not be underestimated (Dec 20, 2018)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the threat of a nuclear war should not be discounted and criticized the U.S.′ move to withdraw from an international nuclear treaty.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/putin-warns-the-threat-of-nuclear-war-should-not-be-underestimated-.html

Finally, based on your comments, I will update this post with new insight and Conspiracy Theories to add to this post.
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2018.04.17 14:39 bigbear0083 (4/17) - Tuesday's Pre-Market Stock Movers & News

Good morning traders of the stocks sub! Welcome to Tuesday! Here are your pre-market stock movers & news this morning-

Frontrunning: April 17th

  • President Donald Trump rejected a fresh round of sanctions set to be imposed against Russia, The New York Times reported. The White House earlier contradicted the ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, who said there would be sanctions. (NY Times)
  • US and Britain warn of cybersecurity threat from Russia (NY Times)
  • Trump's administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force to replace the U.S. military contingent in Syria, according to The Wall Street Journal. The details emerged days after the U.S.-led strikes on sites associated with the country.
  • In an op-ed published in USA Today this morning, President Trump said the American people "are winning" and the U.S. economy is "back and roaring." He also said the new tax cut bill is lowering the size of Americans bills.
  • Today is Tax Day. How to deal if you still haven't filed (CNBC)
  • Trump's re-election campaign paid $93,000 to a law firm to fight back against Michael Wolff's White House tell-all book, "Fire and Fury." The payments were largely in compensation for taking on ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. (CNBC)
  • Sean Hannity addressed the revelation that the unnamed client of Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal attorney, was in fact the Fox news host. Hannity said that Cohen has never represented him "in any matter." (CNBC)
  • Stormy Daniels rips Cohen after court hearing deals blow to president and his fixer (CNBC)
  • Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, is in stable conditionafter undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis. Cindy McCain, McCain's wife, said that he was "doing well after his surgery." (USA Today)
  • North and South Korea are reportedly in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries. A successful summit between the Koreas later this month could help pave the way for a meeting between Kim and Trump. (Munhwa Ilbo)
  • China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, topping the consensus estimate of 6.7 percent year-over-year growth for the quarter. The data marks the third-straight quarter of 6.8 percent growth for the world's second-largest economy. (CNBC)
  • Tesla (TSLA) temporarily suspended production of its Model 3 in what the automaker is calling a planned production pause. The suspension is expected to last four to five days. (BuzzFeed News)
  • CNBC has learned Amazon (AMZN) Business, which sells bulk items to business customers, has shelved its plan to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products after considering it last year. Instead, it is focused on selling less sensitive medical supplies.
  • Walmart (WMT) is close to unveiling an entirely redesigned website as it battles Amazon (AMZN) for shoppers' dollars online. The new design will be much more personalized and is expected to create a "fashion destination" online. (CNBC)
  • Additionally, the Supreme Court will consider whether to let states force out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases. South Dakota, appealing a lower court decision, is being supported by Trump's administration. (Reuters)
  • Facebook's product management director wrote a blog post explaining when the social network and its partners collect your personal information and when it's shared. The company reiterated that it's not selling this information. (CNBC)

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THIS MORNING'S PRE-MARKET EARNINGS CALENDAR:

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THIS MORNING'S ANALYST UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES:

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THIS MORNING'S INSIDER TRADING FILINGS:

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TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR:

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THIS MORNING'S MOST ACTIVE TRENDING DISCUSSIONS:

  • NFLX
  • GS
  • JNJ
  • UNH
  • DBX
  • MLNX
  • AMD
  • UAL
  • BMY
  • ACIA
  • NOV
  • OMC
  • PEP
  • CISN
  • CE
  • IBM
  • NTRS
  • NVCR
  • RRC
  • CMA
  • DIS
  • CCE
  • CSX
  • KO
  • COG
  • PACW
  • TAP
  • VET
  • MRK

THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

(source: cnbc.com)
UnitedHealth – The health insurer reported adjusted quarterly profit of $3.04 per share, compared to a consensus estimate of $2.89 a share. Revenue also beat forecasts. Quarterly results were helped by strength across all the company's businesses, as well as a lower percentage of premiums paid out for medical benefits. UnitedHealth also raised its full-year earnings outlook.

STOCK SYMBOL: UNH

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Johnson & Johnson – J&J came in 4 cents a share above estimates, with adjusted quarterly profit of $2.06 per share. Revenue also exceeded forecasts, helped by a nearly 20 percent increase in international sales.

STOCK SYMBOL: JNJ

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Goldman Sachs – Goldman reported quarterly profit of $6.95 per share, easily beating the consensus estimate of $4.48 a share. Revenue was well above forecasts, and the investment bank also raised its quarterly dividend.

STOCK SYMBOL: GS

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Netflix – Netflix reported in-line earnings of 64 cents per share for its latest quarter, with the video streaming service's revenue very slightly above estimates. The stock, however, is getting a boost on stronger-than-expected current quarter guidance, and subscriber additions for the prior quarter that exceeded Street forecasts.

STOCK SYMBOL: NFLX

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Roku — Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management has taken a 5.1 percent passive stake in the maker of video streaming devices. Roku also announced the addition of ESPN's subscription service ESPN+ to the lineup of channels available on Roku devices.

STOCK SYMBOL: ROKU

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Walt Disney – Disney was upgraded to "hold" from "sell" at Pivotal Research, saying Disney appears best-positioned among video-centric media companies although it continues to see weak fundamentals overall for the industry.

STOCK SYMBOL: DIS

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo – Goldman Sachs swapped ratings for the two beverage giants, upgrading Coca-Cola to "neutral" from "sell" and doing the opposite for PepsiCo. Goldman based its move on an improving organic growth profile for Coke, as opposed to a softer outlook that it foresees for PepsiCo.

STOCK SYMBOL: KO

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STOCK SYMBOL: PEP

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Celanese – Celanese reported better-than-expected profit and revenue for its latest quarter as well as giving strong current quarter guidance. The maker of technology and specialty materials was helped in part by stronger prices for acid and other materials, especially in the China market.

STOCK SYMBOL: CE

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
General Motors – GM's financially strapped Korea unit may get financial help from state-run lender Korea Development Bank, according to the bank's chairman.

STOCK SYMBOL: GM

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Sanofi – Sanofi is in talks to sell its generic drugs unit to private equity firm Advent International for $2.4 billion. The French drugmaker said it expects the sale to be completed before the end of the year.

STOCK SYMBOL: SNY

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Tesla – Tesla temporarily suspended production of its Model 3 in what the automaker is calling a planned production pause. The suspension is expected to last four to five days.

STOCK SYMBOL: TSLA

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Facebook – Facebook must face a class action lawsuit surrounding its use of facial recognition technology on photos, according to a US District Court judge in San Francisco. Separately, asset management firm's biggest stock fund – the Global Allocation Fund – bought more Facebook shares last month after privacy issues hit the stock's price, according to Reuters.

STOCK SYMBOL: FB

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Wynn Resorts – The hotel and casino operator announced that former CEO Steve Wynn and ex-wife Elaine Wynn have settled a long-running legal dispute. The Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Wynn paid Elaine Wynn an undisclosed amount of money, and both sides said they were pleased that the litigation was behind them.

STOCK SYMBOL: WYNN

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
USG — Germany's Gebr. Knauf sent a letter to the USG board, saying it would go to court if the building materials maker did not respond to its request for information. Knauf, which owns 10.5 percent of USG, wants to buy USG for $5.9 billion – a bid that USG is resisting.

STOCK SYMBOL: USG

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Twitter – Twitter was upgraded to "equal-weight" from "underweight" at Morgan Stanley, which points to several positive factors including improving user growth.

STOCK SYMBOL: TWTR

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Dollar General – JPMorgan Chase upgraded the discount retailer's stock to "overweight" from "neutral," noting an ongoing increase in same-store sales and increasing square footage in a market that the firm feels is a decade away from saturation.

STOCK SYMBOL: DG

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)

DISCUSS!

What is on everyone's radar for today's trading day ahead here at stocks?

I hope you all have an excellent trading day ahead today on this Tuesday, April 17th, 2018! :)

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2018.04.17 14:37 bigbear0083 (4/17) - Tuesday's Pre-Market Stock Movers & News

Good morning traders of the StockMarket sub! Welcome to Tuesday! Here are your pre-market stock movers & news this morning-

(CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL SOURCE!)

Frontrunning: April 17th

  • President Donald Trump rejected a fresh round of sanctions set to be imposed against Russia, The New York Times reported. The White House earlier contradicted the ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, who said there would be sanctions. (NY Times)
  • US and Britain warn of cybersecurity threat from Russia (NY Times)
  • Trump's administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force to replace the U.S. military contingent in Syria, according to The Wall Street Journal. The details emerged days after the U.S.-led strikes on sites associated with the country.
  • In an op-ed published in USA Today this morning, President Trump said the American people "are winning" and the U.S. economy is "back and roaring." He also said the new tax cut bill is lowering the size of Americans bills.
  • Today is Tax Day. How to deal if you still haven't filed (CNBC)
  • Trump's re-election campaign paid $93,000 to a law firm to fight back against Michael Wolff's White House tell-all book, "Fire and Fury." The payments were largely in compensation for taking on ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. (CNBC)
  • Sean Hannity addressed the revelation that the unnamed client of Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal attorney, was in fact the Fox news host. Hannity said that Cohen has never represented him "in any matter." (CNBC)
  • Stormy Daniels rips Cohen after court hearing deals blow to president and his fixer (CNBC)
  • Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, is in stable conditionafter undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis. Cindy McCain, McCain's wife, said that he was "doing well after his surgery." (USA Today)
  • North and South Korea are reportedly in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries. A successful summit between the Koreas later this month could help pave the way for a meeting between Kim and Trump. (Munhwa Ilbo)
  • China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, topping the consensus estimate of 6.7 percent year-over-year growth for the quarter. The data marks the third-straight quarter of 6.8 percent growth for the world's second-largest economy. (CNBC)
  • Tesla (TSLA) temporarily suspended production of its Model 3 in what the automaker is calling a planned production pause. The suspension is expected to last four to five days. (BuzzFeed News)
  • CNBC has learned Amazon (AMZN) Business, which sells bulk items to business customers, has shelved its plan to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products after considering it last year. Instead, it is focused on selling less sensitive medical supplies.
  • Walmart (WMT) is close to unveiling an entirely redesigned website as it battles Amazon (AMZN) for shoppers' dollars online. The new design will be much more personalized and is expected to create a "fashion destination" online. (CNBC)
  • Additionally, the Supreme Court will consider whether to let states force out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases. South Dakota, appealing a lower court decision, is being supported by Trump's administration. (Reuters)
  • Facebook's product management director wrote a blog post explaining when the social network and its partners collect your personal information and when it's shared. The company reiterated that it's not selling this information. (CNBC)

STOCK FUTURES NOW:

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YESTERDAY'S MARKET HEAT MAP:

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YESTERDAY'S S&P SECTORS:

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TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR:

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THIS WEEK'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR:

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THIS WEEK'S IPO'S:

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THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS CALENDAR:

($NFLX $BAC $GE $LRCX $GS $UNH $IBM $JNJ $CLF $MTB $ABT $MS $ISRG $PGR $CMA $PG $AA $BX $AXP $ASML $MLNX $HON $UAL$FRED $NUE $SLB $PIR $DGX $URI $GSM $CE $CSX $GWW $WM $SEAC $NTRS $PNFP $KEY $WTC $USB $OMC $SKX $TXT $ETFC)
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THIS MORNING'S PRE-MARKET EARNINGS CALENDAR:

($NFLX $GS $UNH $JNJ $PGR $CMA $MLNX $CE $PNFP $NTRS $OMC $SEAC $WTFC $PLD $LAKE $MBWM $FDEF $SFBS)
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EARNINGS RELEASES BEFORE THE OPEN TODAY:

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EARNINGS RELEASES AFTER THE CLOSE TODAY:

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THIS MORNING'S ANALYST UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES:

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THIS MORNING'S INSIDER TRADING FILINGS:

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TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR:

(CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR LINK!)

THIS MORNING'S MOST ACTIVE TRENDING DISCUSSIONS:

  • NFLX
  • GS
  • JNJ
  • UNH
  • DBX
  • MLNX
  • AMD
  • UAL
  • BMY
  • ACIA
  • NOV
  • OMC
  • PEP
  • CISN
  • CE
  • IBM
  • NTRS
  • NVCR
  • RRC
  • CMA
  • DIS
  • CCE
  • CSX
  • KO
  • COG
  • PACW
  • TAP
  • VET
  • MRK

THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

(source: cnbc.com)
UnitedHealth – The health insurer reported adjusted quarterly profit of $3.04 per share, compared to a consensus estimate of $2.89 a share. Revenue also beat forecasts. Quarterly results were helped by strength across all the company's businesses, as well as a lower percentage of premiums paid out for medical benefits. UnitedHealth also raised its full-year earnings outlook.

STOCK SYMBOL: UNH

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Johnson & Johnson – J&J came in 4 cents a share above estimates, with adjusted quarterly profit of $2.06 per share. Revenue also exceeded forecasts, helped by a nearly 20 percent increase in international sales.

STOCK SYMBOL: JNJ

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Goldman Sachs – Goldman reported quarterly profit of $6.95 per share, easily beating the consensus estimate of $4.48 a share. Revenue was well above forecasts, and the investment bank also raised its quarterly dividend.

STOCK SYMBOL: GS

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Netflix – Netflix reported in-line earnings of 64 cents per share for its latest quarter, with the video streaming service's revenue very slightly above estimates. The stock, however, is getting a boost on stronger-than-expected current quarter guidance, and subscriber additions for the prior quarter that exceeded Street forecasts.

STOCK SYMBOL: NFLX

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Roku — Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management has taken a 5.1 percent passive stake in the maker of video streaming devices. Roku also announced the addition of ESPN's subscription service ESPN+ to the lineup of channels available on Roku devices.

STOCK SYMBOL: ROKU

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Walt Disney – Disney was upgraded to "hold" from "sell" at Pivotal Research, saying Disney appears best-positioned among video-centric media companies although it continues to see weak fundamentals overall for the industry.

STOCK SYMBOL: DIS

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo – Goldman Sachs swapped ratings for the two beverage giants, upgrading Coca-Cola to "neutral" from "sell" and doing the opposite for PepsiCo. Goldman based its move on an improving organic growth profile for Coke, as opposed to a softer outlook that it foresees for PepsiCo.

STOCK SYMBOL: KO

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)

STOCK SYMBOL: PEP

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Celanese – Celanese reported better-than-expected profit and revenue for its latest quarter as well as giving strong current quarter guidance. The maker of technology and specialty materials was helped in part by stronger prices for acid and other materials, especially in the China market.

STOCK SYMBOL: CE

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
General Motors – GM's financially strapped Korea unit may get financial help from state-run lender Korea Development Bank, according to the bank's chairman.

STOCK SYMBOL: GM

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Sanofi – Sanofi is in talks to sell its generic drugs unit to private equity firm Advent International for $2.4 billion. The French drugmaker said it expects the sale to be completed before the end of the year.

STOCK SYMBOL: SNY

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Tesla – Tesla temporarily suspended production of its Model 3 in what the automaker is calling a planned production pause. The suspension is expected to last four to five days.

STOCK SYMBOL: TSLA

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Facebook – Facebook must face a class action lawsuit surrounding its use of facial recognition technology on photos, according to a US District Court judge in San Francisco. Separately, asset management firm's biggest stock fund – the Global Allocation Fund – bought more Facebook shares last month after privacy issues hit the stock's price, according to Reuters.

STOCK SYMBOL: FB

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Wynn Resorts – The hotel and casino operator announced that former CEO Steve Wynn and ex-wife Elaine Wynn have settled a long-running legal dispute. The Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Wynn paid Elaine Wynn an undisclosed amount of money, and both sides said they were pleased that the litigation was behind them.

STOCK SYMBOL: WYNN

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
USG — Germany's Gebr. Knauf sent a letter to the USG board, saying it would go to court if the building materials maker did not respond to its request for information. Knauf, which owns 10.5 percent of USG, wants to buy USG for $5.9 billion – a bid that USG is resisting.

STOCK SYMBOL: USG

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Twitter – Twitter was upgraded to "equal-weight" from "underweight" at Morgan Stanley, which points to several positive factors including improving user growth.

STOCK SYMBOL: TWTR

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)
Dollar General – JPMorgan Chase upgraded the discount retailer's stock to "overweight" from "neutral," noting an ongoing increase in same-store sales and increasing square footage in a market that the firm feels is a decade away from saturation.

STOCK SYMBOL: DG

(CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!)

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DISCUSS!

What is on everyone's radar for today's trading day ahead here at StockMarket?

I hope you all have an excellent trading day ahead today on this Tuesday, April 17th, 2018! :)

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2017.05.23 11:51 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 1984 (out of the 3,170 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. A Sunday In The Country (Director: Bertrand Tavernier)
  2. Gallavants (Director: Art Vitello)
  3. J'ai rencontré le Père Noël (Director: Christian Gion)
  4. The Muppets Take Manhattan (Director: Frank Oz)
PG
  1. 2010 (Director: Peter Hyams)
  2. A Passage To India (Director: David Lean)
  3. A Soldier’s Story (Director: Norman Jewison)
  4. A Test Of Love (Director: Gil Brealey)
  5. A Year Of The Quiet Sun (Director: Krzysztof Zanussi)
  6. Abwärts (Director: Carl Schenkel)
  7. All Of Me (Director: Carl Reiner)
  8. Amadeus (Director: Milos Forman)
  9. American Dreamer (Director: Rick Rosenthal)
  10. Another Country (Director: Marek Kanievska)
  11. Beat Street (Director: Stan Lathan)
  12. Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues (Director: Charles B. Pierce)
  13. Breakin’ (Director: Joel Silberg)
  14. Breakin’ II: Electric Boogaloo (Director: Sam Firstenberg)
  15. Broadway Danny Rose (Director: Woody Allen)
  16. Cannonball Run II (Director: Hal Needham)
  17. Carmen (Director: Francesco Rosi)
  18. Champions (Director: John Irvin)
  19. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Director: Bruce Bilson)
  20. Cheech + Chong’s “The Corsican Brothers”)(Director: Tommy Chong)
  21. City Heat (Director: Richard Benjamin)
  22. Cloak + Dagger (Director: Richard Franklin)
  23. Comfort + Joy (Director: Bill Forsyth)
  24. Conan The Destroyer (Director: Richard Fleischer)
  25. Country (Director: Richard Pearce)
  26. Crackers (Director: Louis Malle)
  27. Door To Door (Director: Patrick Bailey)
  28. Electric Dreams (Director: Steve Barron)
  29. Footloose (Director: Herbert Ross)
  30. Ghostbusters (Director: Ivan Reitman)
  31. Give My Regards To Broad Street (Director: Peter Webb)
  32. Grace Quigley (Director: Anthony Harvey)
  33. Gremlins (Director: Joe Dante)
  34. Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (Director: Hugh Hudson)
  35. Hard To Hold (Director: Larry Peerce)
  36. Harry + Son (Director: Paul Newman)
  37. Iceman (Director: Fred Schepisi)
  38. In ‘n Out (Director: Ricardo Franco)
  39. In Search Of A Golden Sky (Director: Jefferson Richard)
  40. Indiana Jones + The Temple Of Doom (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  41. Irreconcilable Differences (Director: Charles Shyer)
  42. Just The Way You Are (Director: Édouard Molinaro)
  43. Kidco (Director: Ron Maxwell)
  44. MacArthur’s Children (Director: Masahiro Shinoda)
  45. Mass Appeal (Director: Glenn Jordan)
  46. Meatballs, Part II (Director: Ken Wiederhorn)
  47. Misunderstood (Director: Jerry Schatzberg)
  48. My First Wife (Director: Paul Cox)
  49. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Director: Hayao Miyazaki)
  50. Nothing Lasts Forever (Director: Tom Schiller)
  51. Oddballs (Director: Miklós Lente)
  52. Oh, God! You Devil (Director: Paul Bogart)
  53. Old Enough (Director: Marisa Silver)
  54. Places In The Heart (Director: Robert Benton)
  55. Protocol (Director: Herbert Ross)
  56. Racing With The Moon (Director: Richard Benjamin)
  57. Rare Breed (Director: David Nelson)
  58. Repentance (Director: Tengiz Abuladze)
  59. Rhinestone (Director: Bob Clark)
  60. Romancing The Stone (Director: Robert Zemeckis)
  61. Sam’s Son (Director: Michael Landon)
  62. Scandalous (Director: Rob Cohen)
  63. Secret Places (Director: Zelda Barron)
  64. Sheena (Director: John Guillermin)
  65. Silver City (Director: Sophia Turkiewicz)
  66. Sixteen Candles (Director: John Hughes)
  67. Snowballing (Director: Charles E. Sellier, Jr.)
  68. Solo (Director: Lyman Dayton)
  69. Splash (Director: Ron Howard)
  70. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (Director: Leonard Nimoy)
  71. Starman (Director: John Carpenter)
  72. Starship (Lorca + The Outlaws) (Director: Roger Christian)
  73. Streets Of Fire (Director: Walter Hill)
  74. Supergirl (Director: Jeannot Szwarc)
  75. Swing Shift (Director: Jonathan Demme)
  76. Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Director: Stephen Weeks)
  77. Tank (Director: Marvin J. Chomsky)
  78. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Director: W.D. Richter)
  79. The Bear (Director: Richard C. Sarafian)
  80. The Blade Master (Director: Joe D’Amato)
  81. The Bounty (Director: Roger Donaldson)
  82. The Buddy System (Director: Glenn Jordan)
  83. The Holy Innocents (Director: Mario Camus)
  84. The Ice Pirates (Director: Stewart Raffill)
  85. The Karate Kid (Director: John G. Avildsen)
  86. The Natural (Director: Barry Levinson)
  87. The NeverEnding Story (Director: Wolfgang Petersen)
  88. The Philadelphia Experiment (Director: Stewart Raffill)
  89. The Red Fury (Director: Lyman Dayton)
  90. The River Rat (Director: Thomas Rickman)
  91. The Secret Life Of Sigmund Freud (Director: Danford B. Greene)
  92. The Stone Boy (Director: Christopher Cain)
  93. The Wild Duck (Director: Henri Safran)
  94. Top Secret! (Director: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams + Jerry Zucker)
  95. Unfaithfully Yours (Director: Howard Zieff)
  96. Voyage Of The Rock Aliens (Director: James Fargo)
  97. What Waits Below (Director: Don Sharp)
  98. Where Is Parsifal? (Director: Henri Helman)
PG-13
  1. Blame It On The Night (Director: Gene Taft)
  2. Body Rock (Director: Marcelo Epstein)
  3. City Limits (Director: Aaron Lipstadt)
  4. Dreamscape (Director Joseph Ruben)
  5. Dune (Director: David Lynch)
  6. Falling In Love (Director: Ulu Grosbard)
  7. Firstborn (Director: Michael Apted)
  8. Forbidden (Director: Anthony Page)
  9. Garbo Talks (Director: Sidney Lumet)
  10. Ghoulies (Director: Luca Bercovici)
  11. Henry IV (Director: Marco Bellocchio)
  12. Johnny Dangerously (Director: Amy Heckerling)
  13. Leilet al quabd al Fatma (Director: Henry Barakat)
  14. Lensman (Directors: Kazuyuki Hirokawa + Yoshiaki Kawajiri)
  15. Lili In Love (Director: Károly Makk)
  16. Love Streams (Director: John Cassavetes)
  17. Memed My Hawk (Director: Peter Ustinov)
  18. Micki + Maude (Director: Blake Edwards)
  19. Mrs. Soffel (Director: Gillian Armstrong)
  20. Night Of The Comet (Director: Thom Eberhardt)
  21. Ordeal By Innocence (Director: Desmond Davis)
  22. Oxford Blues (Director: Robert Boris)
  23. Red Dawn (Director: John Milius)
  24. Return To Waterloo (Director: Ray Davies)
  25. Runaway (Director: Michael Crichton)
  26. That’s My Baby! (Directors: John Bradshaw + Edie Yolles)
  27. The Dungeonmaster (Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou + Rosemarie Turko)
  28. The Flamingo Kid (Director: Garry Marshall)
  29. The Razor’s Edge (Director: John Byrum)
  30. The River (Director: Mark Rydell)
  31. The Woman In Red (Director: Gene Wilder)
  32. Trancers (Director: Charles Band)
R
  1. 1984 (Director: Michael Radford)
  2. A Breed Apart (Director: Philippe Mora)
  3. A Nightmare On Elm Street (Director: Wes Craven)
  4. A Private Function (Director: Malcolm Mowbray)
  5. Against All Odds (Director: Taylor Hackford)
  6. Alley Cat (Directors: Victor M. Ordonez, Ed Palmos + Al Valletta)
  7. Alphabet City (Director: Amos Poe)
  8. American Taboo (Director: Steve Lustgarten)
  9. Among The Cinders (Director: Rolf Hädrich )
  10. Angel (Director: Robert Vincent O’Neill)
  11. Bachelor Party (Director: Neal Israel)
  12. Bedroom Eyes (Director: William Fruet)
  13. Best Defense (Director: Willard Huyck)
  14. Beverly Hills Cop (Director: Martin Brest)
  15. Beyond The Walls (Director: Uri Barbash)
  16. Bianca (Director: Nanni Moretti)
  17. Birdy (Director: Alan Parker)
  18. Blame It On Rio (Director: Stanley Donen)
  19. Blind Date (Director: Nico Mastorakis)
  20. Blood Simple (Director: Joel Coen)
  21. Blood Theatre (Director: Rick Sloane)
  22. Bloodbath At The House Of Death (Director: Ray Cameron)
  23. Body Double (Director: Brian De Palma)
  24. C.H.U.D. (Director: Douglas Cheek)
  25. Cal (Director: Pat O’Connor)
  26. Camila (Director: María Luisa Bemberg)
  27. Children Of The Corn (Director: Fritz Kiersch)
  28. Choose Me (Director: Alan Rudolph)
  29. Code Name: Wild Geese (Director: Antonio Margheriti)
  30. Combat Shock (Director: Buddy Giovinazzo)
  31. Courage (Director: Robert L. Rosen)
  32. Covergirl (Director: Jean-Claude Lord)
  33. Crimes Of Passion (Director: Ken Russell)
  34. Deadline (Director: Mario Azzopardi)
  35. Deep In The Heart (Director: Tony Garnett)
  36. Delta Pi (Director: Kevin Brodie)
  37. Devil Fish (Director: Lamberto Bava)
  38. Dinner With Olga (Director: Rudy Prince)
  39. Don’t Open Till Christmas (Director: Edmund Purdom)
  40. Dreams Come True (Director: Max Kalmanowicz)
  41. Ellie (Director: Peter Wittman)
  42. Emmanuelle IV (Directors: Francis Leroi + Iris Letans)
  43. Evil Judgment (Director: Claudio Castravelli)
  44. Exterminator II (Director: Mark Buntzman)
  45. Fear City (Director: Abel Ferrara)
  46. Final Mission (Director: Cirio H. Santiago)
  47. Finders Keepers (Director: Richard Lester)
  48. Firestarter (Director: Mark L. Lester)
  49. Flashpoint (Director: William Tannen)
  50. Fleshburn (Director: George Gage)
  51. Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (Director: Joseph Zito)
  52. Full Moon In Paris (Director: Éric Rohmer)
  53. Ghost Warrior (Director: J. Larry Carroll)
  54. Gimme An “F” (Director: Paul Justman)
  55. Killing Machine (Director: José Antonio de la Loma)
  56. Grandview U.S.A. (Director: Randa Kleiser)
  57. Growing Pains (Director: Robert Houston)
  58. Guerra sucia (Director: Juan Piquer Simón)
  59. Hardbodies (Director: Mark Griffiths)
  60. Heart Of The Stag (Director: Michael Firth)
  61. Heartbreakers (Director: Bobby Roth)
  62. Heavenly Bodies (Director: Lawrence Dane)
  63. Hollywood Hot Tubs (Director: Chuck Vincent)
  64. Hong Kong 1941 (Director: Po-Chih Leong)
  65. Hot Dog...The Movie (Director: Peter Markle)
  66. Impulse (Director: Graham Baker)
  67. Jocks (Director: Riccardo Sesani)
  68. Joy Of Sex (Director: Martha Coolidge)
  69. Jungle Warriors (Directors: Ernst R. von Theumer + Billy Fine)
  70. Kaos (Directors: Paolo Taviani + Vittorio Taviani)
  71. Killpoint (Director: Frank Harris)
  72. L’addition (Director: Denis Amar)
  73. Lady Libertine (Director: Gérard Kikoïne)
  74. Lassiter (Director: Roger Young)
  75. Locas vacaciones (Director: Hubert Frank)
  76. Love Scenes (Director: Bud Townsend)
  77. Lovelines (Director: Rod Amateau)
  78. Making The Grade (Director: Dorian Walker)
  79. Maria’s Lovers (Director: Andrey Konchalovsky)
  80. Mike’s Murder (Director: James Bridges)
  81. Missing In Action (Director: Joseph Zito)
  82. Monster Dog (Director: Claudio Fragasso)
  83. Moscow On The Hudson (Director: Paul Mazursky)
  84. Murder Rock (Director: Lucio Fulci)
  85. Mutant (Directors: John ‘Bud’ Cardos + Mark Rosman)
  86. My New Partner (Director: Claude Zidi)
  87. Night Patrol (Director: Jackie Kong)
  88. Ninja III: The Domination (Director: Sam Firstenberg)
  89. No Small Affair (Director: Jerry Schatzberg)
  90. Not For Publication (Director: Paul Bartel)
  91. Octavia (Director: David Beaird)
  92. Once Upon A Time In America (Director: Sergio Leone)
  93. Over The Brooklyn Bridge (Director: Menahem Golan)
  94. Paris, Texas (Director: Wim Wenders)
  95. Perfect Strangers (Director: Larry Cohen)
  96. Petit Con (Director: Gérard Lauzier)
  97. Police Academy (Director: Hugh Wilson)
  98. Preppies (Director: Chuck Vincent)
  99. Purple Hearts (Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  100. Purple Rain (Director: Albert Magnoli)
  101. Razorback (Director: Russell Mulcahy)
  102. Reckless (Director: James Foley)
  103. Repo Ma (Director: Alex Cox)
  104. Revenge Of The Nerds (Director: Jeff Kanew)
  105. Rocktober Blood (Director: Beverly Sebastian)
  106. Running Hot (Director: Mark Griffiths)
  107. Savage Streets (Directors: Danny Steinmann + Tom DeSimone)
  108. Scream For Help (Director: Michael Winner)
  109. Shackin’ Up (Director: Simon Nuchtern)
  110. Silent Madness (Director: Simon Nuchtern)
  111. Silent Night, Deadly Night (Director: Charles E. Sellier, Jr.)
  112. Songwriter (Director: Alan Rudolph)
  113. Sotto...sotto (Director: Lina Wertmüller)
  114. Special Effects (Director: Larry Cohen)
  115. Splatter University (Director: Richard W. Haines)
  116. Stranger Than Paradise (Director: Jim Jarmusch)
  117. Success Is The Best Revenge (Director: Jerzy Skolimowski)
  118. Surf II (Director: Randall M. Badat)
  119. Swann In Love (Director: Volker Schlöndorff)
  120. Teachers (Director: Arthur Hiller)
  121. The Act (Director: Sig Shore)
  122. The Ambassador (Director: J. Lee Thompson)
  123. The Bay Boy (Director: Daniel Petrie)
  124. The Brother From Another Planet (Director: John Sayles)
  125. The Company Of Wolves (Director: Neil Jordan)
  126. The Cotton Club (Director: Francis Ford Coppola)
  127. The Dark Side To Love (Director: John Carr)
  128. The Evil That Men Do (Director: J. Lee Thompson)
  129. The Executioner, Part II (Director: James Bryan)
  130. The Hills Have Eyes, Part II (Director: Wes Craven)
  131. The Hit (Director: Stephen Frears)
  132. The Hotel New Hampshire (Director: Tony Richardson)
  133. The House Of God (Director: Donald Wrye)
  134. The Initiation (Director: Larry Stewart)
  135. The Killing Fields (Director: Roland Joffé)
  136. The Last Winter (Director: Riki Shelach Nissimoff)
  137. The Little Drummer Girl (Director: George Roy Hill)
  138. The Lonely Guy (Director: Arthur Hiller)
  139. The Mutilator (Director: Buddy Coper + John Douglass)
  140. The Naked Face (Director: Bryan Forbes)
  141. The Ninja Mission (Director: Mats Helge Olsson)
  142. The Panther Squad (Director: Pierre Chevalier)
  143. The Party Animal (Director: David Beaird)
  144. The Perils Of Gwendoline In The Land Of The Yik Yak (Director: Just Jaeckin)
  145. The Pope Of Greenwich Village (Director: Stuart Rosenberg)
  146. The Power (Directors: Stephen Carpenter + Jeffrey Obrow)
  147. The Prey (Director: Edwin Brown)
  148. The Rosebud Beach Hotel (Director: Harry Hurwitz)
  149. The Terminator (Director: James Cameron)
  150. The Violent Breed (Director: Fernando Di Leo)
  151. The Warrior + The Sorceress (Director: John C. Broderick)
  152. The Wild Life (Director: Art Linson)
  153. They’re Playing With Fire (Director: Howard Avedis)
  154. Thief Of Hearts (Director: Douglas Day Stewart)
  155. This Is Spinal Tap (Director: Rob Reiner)
  156. Tightrope (Director: Richard Tuggle)
  157. Toy Soldiers (Director: David Fisher)
  158. Under The Volcano (Director: John Huston)
  159. Until September (Director: Richard Marquand)
  160. Up The Creek (Director: Robert Butler)
  161. Utu (Director: Geoff Murphy)
  162. Vamping (Director: Frederick King Keller)
  163. Violated (Director: Richard Cannistraro)
  164. Vénus (Directors: Jean Jabely, Pierre Bénichou + Sandy Whitelaw)
  165. Weekend Pass (Director: Lawrence Bassoff)
  166. Where The Boys Are ’84 (Director: Hy Averback)
  167. Where The Green Ants Dream (Director: Werner Herzog)
  168. Windy City (Director: Armyan Bernstein)
  169. Yellow Hair + The Fortress Of Gold (Director: Matt Cimber)
  170. Zombie Island Massacre (Director: John N. Carter)
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2017.05.21 05:12 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 1982 (out of the 3,100 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. A Nameless Band (Director: Lyudmil Kirkov)
  2. Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones + Robert McKimson)
  3. Heidi’s Song (Director: Robert Taylor)
  4. La traviata (Director: Franco Zeffirelli)
  5. Mountain Charlie (Director: George Stapleford)
  6. Spittin’ Image (Director: Rusty Kern)
  7. The Last Unicorn (Directors: Jules Bass + Arthur Rankin, Jr.)
  8. The Secret Of NIM*H (Director: Don Bluth)
  9. We Of The Never Never (Director: Igor Auzins)
PG
  1. A Good Marriage (Director: Éric Rohmer)
  2. A Little Sex (Director: Bruce Paltrow)
  3. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (Director: Woody Alle)
  4. Airplane II: The Sequel (Director: Ken Finkleman)
  5. Android (Director: Aaron Lipstadt)
  6. Annie (Director: John Huston)
  7. Ator, The Fighting Eagle (Director: Joe D’Amato)
  8. Author! Author! (Director: Arthur Hiller)
  9. Barbarosa (Director: Fred Schepisi)
  10. Battletruck (Director: Harley Cokeliss)
  11. Beach House (Director: John A. Gallagher)
  12. Best Friends (Director: Norman Jewison)
  13. Cannery Row (Director: David S. Ward)
  14. Chasing Dreams (Directors: Therese Conte + Sean Roche)
  15. Cold River (Director: Fred G. Sullivan)
  16. Come Back To The Five + Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean) (Director: Robert Altman)
  17. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (Director: Carl Reiner)
  18. Deathtrap (Director: Sidney Lumet)
  19. Don’t Cry, It’s Only Thunder (Director: Peter Werner)
  20. Dragon Strike (Director: Jackie Chan)
  21. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  22. Enigma (Director: Jeannot Szwarc)
  23. Evil Under The Sun (Director: Guy Hamilton)
  24. Experience Preferred...But Not Essential (Director: Peter Duffell)
  25. Firefox (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  26. Fitzcarraldo (Director: Werner Herzog)
  27. Five Days One Summer (Director: Fred Zinnemann)
  28. Foxfire Light (Director: Allen Baron)
  29. Gandhi (Director: Richard Attenborough)
  30. Hammett (Director: Wim Wenders)
  31. Hanky Panky (Director: Sidney Poitier)
  32. Harry Tracy: The Last Of The Wild Bunch (Director: William A. Graham)
  33. Highpoint (Director: Peter Carter)
  34. Honkytonk Man (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  35. I Ought To Be In Pictures (Director: Herbert Ross)
  36. If You Could See What I Hear (Director: Eric Till)
  37. Jimmy The Kid (Director: Gary Nelson)
  38. Kiss Me Goodbye (Director: Robert Mulligan)
  39. Klynham Summer (Director: Sam Pillsbury)
  40. L'étoile du Nord (Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre)
  41. Liar’s Mon(Director: David Fisher)
  42. MegaForce (Director: Hal Needham)
  43. Melanie (Director: Rex Bromfield)
  44. Missing (Director: Costa-Gavras)
  45. Moonlighting (Director: Jerzy Skolimowski)
  46. Mother Lode (Director: Charlton Heston + Fraser C. Heston
  47. My Favorite Year (Director: Richard Benjamin)
  48. Night Crossing (Director: Delbert Mann)
  49. O’Hara’s Wife (Director: William Bartman)
  50. One Dark Night (Director: Tom McLoughlin)
  51. Pandemonium (Director: Alfred Sole)
  52. Parsifal (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)
  53. Plata dulce (Director: Fernando Ayala)
  54. Poltergeist (Director: Tobe Hooper)
  55. Rocky III (Director: Sylvester Stallone)
  56. Safari 3000 (Director: Harry Hurwitz)
  57. Savannah Smiles (Director: Pierre De Moro)
  58. Six Pack (Director: Daniel Petrie)
  59. Six Weeks (Tony Bill)
  60. Slapstick Of Another Kind (Director: Steven Paul)
  61. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (Director: Nicholas Meyer)
  62. Starstruck (Director: Gillian Armstrong)
  63. Still Of The Night (Director: Robert Benton)
  64. Summer Heat (Director: Jack Starrett)
  65. Swamp Thing (Director: Wes Craven)
  66. Tron (Director: Seven Lisberger)
  67. T.A.G. The Assassination Game (Director: Nick Castle)
  68. Tempest (Director: Paul Mazursky)
  69. Tex (Director: Tim Hunter)
  70. The Avenging (Director: Lyman Dayton)
  71. The Beastmaster (Director: Don Coscarelli)
  72. The End Of August (Director: Bob Graham)
  73. The Escape Artist (Director: Caleb Deschanel)
  74. The Grey Fox (Director: Philip Borsos)
  75. The Junkman (Director: B.B. Halicki)
  76. The King Of Comedy (Director: Martin Scorsese)
  77. The Loch Ness Horror (Director: Larry Buchanan)
  78. The Man From Snowy River (Director: George Miller)
  79. The Return Of The Soldier (Director: Alan Bridges)
  80. The Sound Of Murder (Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg)
  81. The Toy (Director: Richard Donner)
  82. The Year Of Living Dangerously (Director: Peter Wi
  83. They Call Me Bruce? (Director: Elliott Hong)
  84. Time Walker (Director: Tom Kennedy)
  85. Timerider: The Adventures Of Lyly Swann (Director: William Dear)
  86. Tootsie (Director: Sydney Pollack)
  87. Trail Of The Pink Panther (Director: Black Edwards)
  88. Twilight Time (Director: Goran Paskaljevic)
  89. Valentina (Director: Antonio José Betancor)
  90. VictoVictoria (Director: Blake Edwards)
  91. Volver a empezar (Director: José Luis Garci)
  92. Wacko (Director: Greydon Clark)
  93. Waltz Across Texas (Director: Ernest Day)
  94. White Dog (Director: Samuel Fuller)
  95. Whitewater Sam (Director: Keith Larsen)
  96. Yes, Giorgio (Director: Franklin J. Schaffner)
  97. Yol (Directors: Serif Gören + Yilmaz Güney)
R
  1. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Director: Enzo G. Castellari)
  2. 48 HRS (Director: Walter Hill)
  3. A Question Of Silence (Director: Marleen Gorris)
  4. A Stranger Is Watching (Director: Sean S. Cunningham)
  5. A Time To Die (Directors: Matt Cimber + Joe Tornatore)
  6. Alone In The Dark (Director: Jack Sholder)
  7. Amityville II: The Possession (Director: Damiano Damiani)
  8. Amor Estranho Amor (Director: Walter Hugo Khouri)
  9. An Officer + A Gentleman (Director: Taylor Hackford)
  10. Angel (Director: Neil Jordan)
  11. Angel (Director: Giorgos Katakouzinos)
  12. Aphrodite (Director: Robert Fuest)
  13. Baker County, U.S.A. (Director: William Fruet)
  14. Bankers Also Have Souls (The Gift) (Director: Michel Lang)
  15. Blade Runner (Director: Ridley Scott)
  16. Blood Link (Director: Alberto De Martino)
  17. Bloodtide (Director: Richard Jefferies)
  18. Boarding House (Director: Jon Wintergate)
  19. Boat People (Director: Ann Hui)
  20. Boss Lady (Director: Chris Warfield)
  21. BrainWaves (Director: Ulli Lommel)
  22. Brimstone + Treacle (Director: Richard Loncraine)
  23. Britannia Hospital (Director: Lindsay Anderson)
  24. Burned At The Stake (Director: Bert I. Gordon)
  25. Butterfly (Director: Matt Cimber)
  26. Cat People (Director: Paul Schrader)
  27. Chunyong-ran (Directors: Godfrey Ho + Hyeok-su Lee)
  28. Class Reunion (Director: Michael Miller)
  29. Class Of 1984 (Director: Mark L. Lester)
  30. Conan The Barbarian (Director: John Milius)
  31. Countryman (Director: Dickie Jobson)
  32. Creepshow (Director: George A. Romero)
  33. Dead Easy (Director: Bert Deling)
  34. Deadly Eyes (Director: Robert Clouse)
  35. Deadly Games (Director: Scott Mansfield)
  36. Dear Mr. Wonderful (Director: Peter Lilienthal)
  37. Death Screams (Director: David Nelson)
  38. Death Valley (Director: Dick Richards)
  39. Death Wish II (Director: Michael Winner)
  40. Demonios en el Jardín (Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón)
  41. Diner (Director: Barry Levinson)
  42. Eating Raoul (Director: Paul Bartel)
  43. Endangered Species (Director: Alan Rudolph)
  44. Fake-Out (Director: Matt Cimber)
  45. Fanny + Alexander (Director: Ingmar Bergman)
  46. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Director: Amy Heckerling)
  47. Fast-Walking (Director: James B. Harris)
  48. Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters (Directors: Jopi Burnama + Charles Kaufman)
  49. Fighting Back (Director: Lewis Teague)
  50. First Blood (Director: Ted Kotcheff)
  51. Five Element Ninjas (Director: Cheh Chang)
  52. Forbidden World (Director: Allan Holzman)
  53. Forced Vengeance (Director: James Fargo)
  54. Frances (Director: Graeme Clifford)
  55. Friday The 13th, Part III (Director: Steve Miner)
  56. Girls Nite Out (Director: Robert Deubel)
  57. Godard’s Passion (Director: Jean-Luc Godard)
  58. Goin’ All The Way! (Director: Robert Freeman)
  59. Grease II (Director: Patricia Birch)
  60. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (Director: Tommy Lee Wallace)
  61. Hard Feelings (Director: Daryl Duke)
  62. Heatwave (Director: Philip Noyce)
  63. Hey Good Lookin’ (Director: Ralph Bakshi)
  64. Hoero tekken (Director: Noribumi Suzuki)
  65. Homework (Director: James Beshears)
  66. Humongous (Director: Paul Lynch)
  67. I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can (Director: Jack Hofsiss)
  68. I, The Jury (Director: Richard T. Heffron)
  69. Invitation au voyage (Director: Peter Del Monte)
  70. Jekyll + Hyde...Together Again (Director: Jerry Belson)
  71. Jinxed (Director: Don Siegel)
  72. Jesepha (Director: Christopher Frank)
  73. Justice Of The Dragon (Director: Godfrey Ho)
  74. Kill Squad (Director: Patrick G. Donahue)
  75. La Truite (The Trout) (Director: Joseph Losey)
  76. La balance (Director: Bob Swaim)
  77. That Night In Varennes (Director: Ettore Scola)
  78. Ladies + Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Director: Lou Adler)
  79. Let’s Do It! (Director: Bert I. Gordon)
  80. Liquid Sky (Director: Slava Tsukerman)
  81. Lonely Hearts (Director: Paul Cox)
  82. Lookin’ To Get Out (Director: Hal Ashby)
  83. Love + Money (Director: James Toback)
  84. Love Child (Director: Larry Peerce)
  85. Making Love (Director: Arthur Hiller)
  86. Midnight (Director: John A. Russo)
  87. Miss Right (Director: Paul Williams)
  88. Monsignor (Director: Frank Perry)
  89. Movie Madness (Directors: Bob Giraldi + Henry Jaglom)
  90. Murder By Phone (Directing Michael Anderson)
  91. Night Shift (Director: Ron Howard)
  92. Night Warning (Director: William Asher)
  93. Nightbeast (Director: Don Dohler)
  94. Nina Strikes Back (Directors: Bruce Le + Joseph Velasco)
  95. Nobody’s Wife (Director: María Luisa Bemberg)
  96. Norman Loves Rose (Director: Henri Safran)
  97. Nutcracker (Director: Anwar Kawadri)
  98. One Down, Two To Go (Director: Fred Williamson)
  99. Panic (Director: Tonino Ricci)
  100. Paradise (Director: Stuart Gillard)
  101. Parasite (Director: Charles Band)
  102. Partners (Director: James Burrow)
  103. Penitentiary II (Director: Jamaa Fanaka)
  104. Personal Best (Director: Robert Towne)
  105. Pink Floyd: The Wall (Director: Alan Parker)
  106. Pink Motel (Director: Mike MacFarland)
  107. Private Popsicle (Director Boaz Davidson)
  108. Purple Haze (Director: David Burton Morris)
  109. Q (Director: Larry Cohen)
  110. Raw Force (Director: Edward D. Murpho
  111. Rude (Director: Cliff Roquemore)
  112. Running On Empty (Director: John Clark)
  113. Sangraal, la spada di fuoco (Michele Massimo Tarantini)
  114. Satan’s Mistress (Director: James Polakof)
  115. Scrubbers (Director: Mai Zetterling)
  116. Secret Ninja (Director: Shi-hyeon Kim)
  117. Shaolin chuan red (Director: Chia Tang)
  118. Shen tan guang tou mei (Director: Michael Mak)
  119. Shoot The Mon (Director: Alan Parker)
  120. Silent Rage (Director: Michael Miller)
  121. Smithereens (Director: Susan Seidelman)
  122. Some Kind Of Hero (Director: Michael Pressman)
  123. Sophie’s Choice (Director: Alan J. Pakula)
  124. Sorceress (Director: Jack Hill)
  125. Soup For One (Director: Jonathan Kaufer)
  126. Split Image (Director: Ted Kotcheff)
  127. Splitz (Director: Domonic Paris)
  128. Spring Fever (Director: Joseph L. Scanlan)
  129. Stigma (Director: Uri Barbash)
  130. Stuck On You (Directors: Michael Herz + Lloyd Kaufman
  131. Summer Lovers (Director: Randal Kleiser)
  132. Ten Violent Women (Director: Ted V. Mikels)
  133. Tenebre (Director: Dario Argento)
  134. That Championship Season Director: Jason Miller)
  135. The Beast Within (Philippe Mora)
  136. The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Director: Colin Higgins)
  137. The Big Sting (Director: Chin-Ku Lu)
  138. The Black Room (Directors: Elly Kenner + Norman Thaddeus Van)
  139. The Border (Director: Tony Richardson)
  140. The Challenge (Director: John Frankenheimer)
  141. The Clairvoyant (Director: Armand Mastroianni)
  142. The Concrete Jungle (Director: Tom DeSimone)
  143. The Dark Crystal (Directors: Jim Henson + Frank Oz)
  144. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Director: Stephen Carpenter + Jeffrey Obrow)
  145. The Draughtsman’s Contract (Director: Peter Greenaway)
  146. The Entity Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  147. The Eyes, The Mouth (Director: Marco Bellocchio)
  148. The Final Option (Director: Ian Sharp)
  149. The Forest (Director: Don Jones)
  150. The Highest Honor (Director: Peter Maxwell + Seiji Maruyama)
  151. The House Where Evil Dwells (Director: Kevin Connor)
  152. The Incubus (Director: John Hough)
  153. The Last American Virgin (Director: Boaz Davidson)
  154. The Last Horror Film (Director: David Winters)
  155. The Missionary (Director: Richard Loncraine)
  156. The Night Of The Shooting Stars (Directors: Paolo Taviani + Vittorio Taviani)
  157. The Ninja Wars (Director: Kôsei Saitô)
  158. The Retrievers (Director: Elliott Hong)
  159. The Seduction (Director: David Schmoeller)
  160. The Sender (Director: Roger Christian)
  161. The Slayer (Director: J.S. Cardone)
  162. The Slumber Party Massacre (Director: Amy Holden Jones)
  163. The Soldier (Director: James Glickenhaus)
  164. The Sword + The Sorcerer (Director: Albert Pyun)
  165. The Thing (Director: John Carpenter)
  166. The Verdict (Director: Sidney Lumet)
  167. The World According To Garp (Director: George Roy Hill)
  168. Things Are Rough All Over (Director: Thomas K. Avildsen)
  169. Trick Or Treats (Director: Gary Graver)
  170. Truckin’ Buddy McCoy (Director: Richard Demarco)
  171. Turkey Shoot (Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith)
  172. Veronika Voss (Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  173. Vice Squad (Director: Gary Sherman)
  174. Vilenza in un carcere femminile (Violence In A Woman’s Prison) (Director: Bruno Mattei)
  175. Visiting Hours (Director: Jean-Claude Lord)
  176. Wrong Is Right (Director: Richard Brooks)
  177. Wu gong zhou (Director: Keith Li)
  178. XTRO (Director: Harry Bromley Davenport)
  179. Xun cheng ma (Director: Runny Yu)
  180. Young Doctors In Love (Director: Garry Marshall)
  181. Zapped! (Director: Robert J. Rosenthal)
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2017.02.07 02:41 crlody List of Relevant Books

So one of my hobbies is making lists of things, for some reason I love it. A while ago I started making a list of books that I wanted to read so I thought I would post it here in case anyone else is interested. I've deleted some books that I've already read so unfortunately it doesn't have a lot of books that I really like in it - one day I will go back and figure out what all I've read and add them. Please add your recommendations!
(It's too long for one post so the rest will be in the comments, also there are prolly a bunch of typos, fair warning!)
Herbalism
Adele g dawson – herbs: partners in life
Bill mollison – introduction to permaculture
David Hoffman – holistic herbal
David Hoffman – medical herbalism
David Hoffman – the herbal handbook: a user’s guide to medical herbalism
David Winston and steven maimes – adaptogens
Frank j lipp – herbalism
Gaea and shandor weiss –growing and using the healing herbs
Henry lu – legendary Chinese healing her bs
Jon hyslep and paul ratcliffe – a folk herbal
Joseph tomocik and leslie garisto – water gardening
Jt garrett – the Cherokee herbal
Judy glattenstein – waterscaping
Judy griffin – mother nature’s herbal
M grieve – a modern herbal
Madonna sofia Compton – herbal gold
Manfred m junius – spagyrics: the alchemical preparation of medicinal essences, tinctures, and elixirs
Maria treben – health from god;s garden
Nancy arrowsmith – essential herbal wisdom
Nicholas culpepper – culpepper’s complete herbal
Pam Montgomery - Plant spirit healing
Pam Montgomery – plant spirit healing: a guide to working with plant consciousness
Paul bereryl – the master book of herbalism
Penny royal – herbally yours
Ran knishinsky – the clay cure
Ran krishinsky – prickly pear cactus medicine
Ruth macfarlane – collecting and preserving plants
Scott Cunningham – the complete book of incense, oil,s and brews
Scott Cunningham – magical herbalism
Simon mills – the dictionary of modern herbalism
Stephen harrod buhner – sacred plant medicine
Stephen harrod buhner – the secret teachings of plants
Susan weed 0 the wise woman herbal for the childbearing year
Thea summer deer – wisdom of the plant devas: herbal medicine for a new earth
Timothy lee scott – invasive plant medicine
Ulrich hist – the healing power of energized water
Varro and tyler – the honest herbal
Homeopathy
Alan schmukler – homeopathy: an a to z handbook
Anne read, carol ilstrup, and Margaret gammon – edgar cayce on diet and health
Barbara griggs – green pharmacy
Bernie siegel – love, medicine, and miracles
Bernie siegel – prescriptions for living
Carl Pfeiffer – nutrition and mental illness
Christopher vasey – the naturopathic way: how to detox, find quality nutrition, and restore your acid-alkaline balance
Christopher vassey – the healing power of fever
Cindy l a jones – the antibiotic alternative
David Anderson, dale buegel, and dennis chernin – homeopathic remedies for physicians, laymen, and therapists
Doug marsh – restoring your eyesight
Guido mase – the wild medicine solution
Harish johari – ayurvedic healing cuisine
Henry lu – Chinese system of food, cures, prevention, and remedies
Louisa Williams – radical medicine: cutting-edge natural therapies that treat the root causes of disease
Maesimund panos and jane Heimlich – homeopathic medicine at home
Malcolm strut – wholistic health and livng yoga
Marc Bonnard – the Viagra alternative
Mark bricklin, et al. – rodale’s encyclopedia of natural home remedies
Nathaniel altman – the honey prescription
Pamela Hirsch – the travelers natural medicine kit
Patrick veret, cristina Cuomo, Fabio burigana, and Antonio dell’aglio - nutripuncture
Rajan sankaran – homeopathy for today’s world
S. madhihassan – Indian alchemy or rasayana
Stephen cummings and dana ullman – everybody’s guide to homeopathic medicines
Stephen harrod buhner – the natural testosterone plan
Stephen harrod buhner – the transformational power of fasting
Steve gagne – food energetics
Yann rougier – delta medicine
Aromatherapy
Ann Berwick – holistic aromatherapy
Aromatherapy solutions
Erich keller – aromatherapy handbook for beauty, har=ir and skin care
Gabriel mojay – aromatherapy for healing the spirit: restoring emotional and mental balance with essential oils
Kurt schnaubelt – advanced aromatherapy
Kurt schnaubelt – the healing intelligence of essential oils
Scott Cunningham – magical aromatherapy
Shirley price – practical aromatherapy
Healing
Arthur kleinman – patients and healers in the context of culture
Benjamim o. bibb and joseph j weed – amazing secrets of psychic healing
Bernard kolster – the acupressure atlas
Brad Huber – Mesoamerican healers
Carol mccain – women as healers
Daniel reid – the tao of detox: the secrets of yang-sheng dao
Donna finando – trigger point self care manual
dossey – healing words
Eric pearl – the reconnection: heal others, heal yourself
Evelyn Monahan – the miracle of metaphysical healing
Harish johari – ayurvedic massage: traditional Indian techniques for balancing body and mind
Harold reilly and ruth hagy brod – the edgar cayce handbook for health through drugless therapy
Jack angelo – self healing with breathwork
Jacob Lieberman – light: medicine of the future
Janet and stewart farrar and gavin bone – the healing craft
John duffy – the healers
Keith Sherwood – art of spiritual healing
L dossey – recovering the soul
Larry dossey – space time and medicine
M Schlitz, amorok, and micozzi – consciousness and healing: an integral approach to mind body medicine
Malcom strut – wholistic health and living yoga
Mary bond – the new rules of posture
Mary Ellen carter and William mcgarvey – edgar cayce on healing
Maureen lochart – the subtle energy body
Michael fox – the healing touch
Mircea eliade – yoga: immortality and freedom
Music therapy for non-musicians
Nicki scully and mark hallert – planetary healing: spirit medicine for global transformation
Peter fraser and harry massey – decoding the human body field
Richard gerber – vibrational medicine
Richard grossinger – planet medicine
Roger dalet: the encyclopedia of healing points: a home guide to acupoint treatment
Shaykh hakim moinuddin chisthi – the book fo sufi healing
Stephen chang – the complete system of self-healing internal exercises
Ted Andrews – how to do psychic readings through touch
Ted Andrews – how to heal with color
Ted Andrews – the healer’s manual: a beginner’s guide to energy therapies
The nature of healing, forward by larry dossey
Ulrich hoist – the healing power of energized water
Wb jonas and cc Crawford – healing, intention, and energy medicine
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – healing arts
Feminism
Adrienne rich – a wild patience has taken me this far
Adrienne rich – of woman born
Adrienne rich – on lies, secrets, and silence
Adrienne rich – the dream of a common language
Carol Christ – diving deep and surfacing: women writers on spiritual quest
Carolyne larrington – the feminist companion to mythology
Charlene spretnak, ed - The politics of women’s spirituality
Cherrie moraga and Gloria anzaldua, eds – this bridge called my back
Christiane northrup – women’s bodies, women’s wisdom
Clarissa pinkola estes – the creative fire
Denise linn – secrets and mysteries: the glory and pleasure of being a woman
Diane mariechild – motherwit: a feminist guide to psychic development: exercises for healing, growth and spiritual
Diane stein – the women’s book of healing
Elizabeth davis – the circle of life: 13 archetypes for every woman
Elizabeth davis – women’s intuition
Elizabeth dunningham – the wild mother
Elizabeth fisher – women’s creation
Emma goldman – my disillusionment in Russia
Faye ginsburg – contested lives
Gerda lerner – the creation of patriarchy
Gloria hull – all the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave
Halie ingelhart – womanspirit: a guide to women’s wisdom
Irene diamond and Gloria Orenstein – reweaving the world: the emergence of ecofeminism
James p spradley – the nacirema
Jan brunvand – the study of americna folklore
Judith plaskow and carol Christ, eds – weaving the visions: new patterns in feminist spirituality
Marilyn frye – the politics of reality
Mary giles – the feminist mystic and other essays on woman and spirituality
Max gluckman – riturals of rebellion in south east Africa
Maya angelou – now sheba sings the song
Monique wittig and sande zeig – lesbian peoples
N Goldberg – changing of the gods: feminism ad the end of traditional religion
Robin morgan – sisterhood is powerfull
Robin morgan – the anatomy of freedom
Sarah lucia hogland – lesbian ethics: toward a new value
Sark – sark’s journal and playbook
Sonia Johnson – going out of our minds: the metaphysics of liberation
Stephanie demetrakapalos – listening to our bodies: the rebirth of feminine wisdom
Suellen m fast – celebrations of daughterhood
Susan griffin – pornography
Susan griffin – woman and nature
Zora Neale Hurston - Folklore, Memories, & Other Writings
Esoteric Philosophy
Alice bailey – a treatise on cosmic fire
Alice bailey – esoteric astrology, vol 3: a treatise on the 7 rays
Alice bailey – glamour: a world problem
Alice bailey – the rays and initiations
Ambrose bierce – the devil’s dictionary
Andrew Collins – from the ashes of angels
Barbara hand chow – the pleiadian agenda
Barbara marciniak – bringers of the dawn: teacfhings from the pleiadians
Christine r page – 2012 and the galactic center: the return of the great mother
Christopher dell - monsters
Frank joseph – survivors of atlantis
Frederick buechner – on the road with the archangel
Gray henry and Susannah Marriott – beads of faith
IM lewis – ecstatic religion
John de salvo – deoding the enochian secrets
John michell – the dimensions of paradise
Julius evola – revolt against the modern world
Julius evola - The doctrine of awakening
Kenaz filan and raven kaldera – talking to the spirits
Kenneth grant – cults of the shadow
Kingsley dennis – forgotten worlds: from atlantis to the x-woman of Siberia and the hobbits of flores
Len karsten – secret journey to planet serpo
Linda leonard – meeting the madwomen
Mary ann woodward – edgar cayce’s story of karma
Michael hayes – the hermetic code in DNA
Mircea elidae – the sacred and the profane
Nicholas roerich – heart of asia: memoirs from the himalays
Nicholas roerich – shambhala: in search of the new era
Otto frahn – lucifer’s court
Richard wingate – atlantis in the amazon
Robert temply – the Sirius mystery
Ted Andrews – enchantment of the faerie realm
Ted Andrews – the occult Christ
Ted Andrews – the sacred power in your name
Ted Andrews – treasures of the unicorn
The big book of death
The encyclopedia of death
Thomas moore – care of the soul
Timothy wylie – confessions of a rebel angel
Timothy wyllie – the return of the rebel angels: the urantia mysteries and the coming of the light
Tobias churton - Gnostic philosophy
Von braschler – seven secrets of time travel
Will Johnson - the spiritual practices of rumi
William segal and marielle bancou segal – a voice at the borders of silence
WY Evans wentz – the fairy faith in celtic countries
WY Evans-wentz, ed – Tibetan yoga and secret doctrine
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – faerie charms
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – spirits, ghosts, and guardians Zecharia sitchin – divine encounters
Nature/Animals
B Rowland – birds with human souls: a guide to bird symbolism
Barry lopez – desert notes
Edward o Wilson – in search of nature
Katherine briggs – an encyclopedia of fairies
Kenny ausubel – restoring the earth
Leonie Caldecott and Stephanie Leland, eds – reclaim the earth
Michael bright, ed – exploring the secrets of nature
Paul rezendes – tracking and the art of seeing
Roger Peterson – how to know birds
Sean o’heochaidh – fairy legends of the donegal
Tamarack song – enetering the mind of the tracker
Ted Andrews – animal speak
Ted Andrews – animal wise
Tompkins and bird – the secret life of plants
Witchcraft/Magic
Alan c kors – witchcraft in Europe
Dj Conway – a witch’s travel guide to astral realms
Edain mccoy – celtic myth and magic
EO James – seasonal feasts and festivals
HRE Davidson – myths and symbols in pagan europe
John desalvo – the lost art of enochian magic
Kenaz filan – the new Orleans voodoo handbook
Luisah teish – carnival of the spire
Luisah teish – jambalaya: the natural woman’s book of personal charms and practical rituals
Margot adler – drawing down the moon
Marion Weinstein – earth magic
More simplified magic
Neil pannick – the pagan book of days
Particia telesco – cat magic
Raymond buckland – practical color magic
Rossell hope robins – the encyclopedia of witchcraft and demonology
Starhawk – dreaming the dark
Starhawk – the fifth sacred thing
Starhawk – the pagan book of living and dying
Starhawk – truth or dare
Ted Andrews – imagick
Ted Andrews – magical name
Ted Andrews – magickal dance
V newall – the witch figure
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – magic of believing
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – star magic
Shamanism
Carmen blacker – the catalpa bow: a study of shamanistic practices in japan
Chas s Clifton, ed – witchcraft today: witchcraft and shamanism
Claudia muller-ebeling, Christian ratsch, and surendra bahadur shahi – shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas
Claudia muller-ebeling, Christina ratsch, and wolf-dieter storl – witchcraft medicine: healing arts, shamanic practices, and forbidden plants
E. jean matteson-langdon and Gerhard baer, eds – portals of power: shamanism in south America
Gary doore – the shaman’s path
Gary seaman and jane s day, eds – ancient traditions: shamanism in crentral asia and the Americas
Joan Halifax – shaman voices
Kenneth meadows – shamanic experience
Kenneth meadows – shamanic spirit
Linda star wolf – sacred medicine of bee, butterfly, earthworm, and spider
Linda star wolf – shamanic breathwork
Linda star wolf and anne Dillon – visionary shamanism: activating the imaginal cells in the human energy field
Martin prechtel – secrets of the talking jaguar
Michael harner – the way of the shaman
Michael winkelman – shamans, priests, and witches: a cross cultural sturdy of magical religious practicitoners
Mircea Eliade – Shamanism
Mircea eliade – shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy
Nevill drury – shamanism
Nevill drury – the visionary human
Nevill drury – vision quest
Nicholas brink – the power of ecstatic trance
Nicki scully and linda star wolf – the Anubis oracle
Paul devereux – shamanism and the mystery lines
Paul devereux – symbolic landscapes
Piers vitebsky – the shaman: voyages of the soul – trance, ecstasy and healing from Siberia to the amazon
Raven kaldera and galina krasskova – Neolithic shamanism
Ross heaven – cactus of mystery
Ross heaven and howard g charing – plant spirit shamanism
Simon buxton – the shamanic way of the bee
Buddhism/Taoism/New Age Spirituality/Mysticism
365 Tao: daily meditations
Annie besant – path of discipleship
Austine waddell – Tibetan Buddhism
Beyond good and evil
Bika reed – the rebel in the soul
Brenda Shoshanna – zen miracles
Chet raymo – natural prayers
Claude lecouteux – the secret history of poltergeists and haunted houses
Compendium of all sutra
Dagsay tulku rinpoche – the practice of Tibetan meditation
Damnion brinkely – saved by the light
Dawna morkova – I will not die an unlived life
Deena Metzger- entering the ghost river
Devdutt pattaniak – Indian mythology
Dialogues with a moden mystic
Dzogchen ponlep – mind beyond death
El moray – the sacred adventure
Elizabeth clare prophet – a spiritual approach to parenting
Elizabeth clare prophet – ashram notes
Elizabeth clare prophet – creative abundance
Elizabeth clare prophet – keys to the kingdom
Elizabeth clare prophet – lords of the seven rays
Elizabeth clare prophet – mary Magdalene and the divine feminine
Elizabeth clare prophet – soul reflections
Elizabeth clare prophet – the masters and the spiritual path
Elizabeth clare prophet – the path to attainment
Elizabeth clare prophet – the story of your soul
Elizabeth clare prophet – understanding yourself
Everett ruess – vagabond of beauty
Harold Henderson – an introduction to haiku
Jack cornfield – a path with heart
Jack cornfield – the art of forgiveness, loving kindness, and peace
Jack kornfield – after the ecstasy, the laundry
Jack lee Rosenberg – body, self, and soul
Janet schaffran and pat kozak – more than words: prayer and ritual for inclusive communities
Jean shinoda bolen – the tao of psychology: synchronicity and the self
John blofield – the trantic mysticism of Tibet
John ferguson – encyclopedia of mysticism
John roger barrie – mysticism: contemporary and classical pathways to the infinite
Jonathan montaldo – dialogues with silence
Kyoko nakamuna – miraculous stories from the Japanese Buddhist tradition
Lao tzu – tao te ching
Leonard koren – wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets, and philosophers
Lin chi – the Taoist classics
Logchempa – you are the eyes of the world
Lucien stryk – zen poems of china
Paul reps – zen flesh, zen bones: a collection of zen and pre-zen writings
Peter marchand – the yoga of the nine emotions
Rachel carson – the sense of wonder
Rampuri – autobiography of a sadhu
Raoul vaneigem – the revolution of everyday life
Rc zaeher – zen, drugs, and mysticism
Richard moss – the I that is we
Rob breszny – images are dangerous
Sue monk kidd – when the heart waits
Surya das – snow lion’s turquoise mane
The compendium of all practices
Thich nhat hanh – a guide to walking meditation
Thich nhat hanh – being peace
Thich nhat hanh – breathe! You are alive
Thich nhat hanh - interbeing
Thich nhat hanh – our appointment with life
Thich nhat hanh – present moment wonderful moment
Thich nhat hanh – the heart of understanding
Thich nhat hanh – the miracle of mindfulness
Thich nhat hanh – the moon bamboo
Thich nhat hanh – the pine gate
Thich nhat hanh – the sun my heart
Thich nhat hanh – the sutra on the eight realizations of the great beings
Thich nhat hanh – transformation and healing
Thich nhat hanh – zen poems
Thich nhat hanh –a rose for your pocket
Tulku thondup – peaceful death, joyful rebirth
Tw rhys davids – sacred books of the Buddhist, dialogues of the buddha
Underground pronoia
Wes nisker – crazy wisdom
Wes nisker – if you don’t like the news go out and make some of your own
Wes niskur – buddha’s nature
Will Johnston – breathing through the whole body
Wy evans wentz – Tibetan yoga and secret doctrine
Yuan mei – I don’t bow to buddhas
Zoe brezsny – secret freedom
Satirical Psychology (couldn't think of a better name for this section)
Adult children of normal parents
Alan r pratt – the dark side: thoughts on the futility of life
Andrew boyd – life’s little deconstruction book
Andrew boyd – the activist cookbook
Cellulite prophecy
Getting in touch with your inner bitch
Healing your inner dog
I am my own best casual acquaintance
I feel much better now that I’ve given up hope
Jerry mander – four arguments for the elimination of television
Mark deny – pyrotechnic insanitarium
Meditations for miserable people who want to stay that way
Mel ash – shaving the inside of your skull
on winokur – the portable curmudgeon
Sylvia plath – Johnny panic and the bible of dreams
Thus spake Zarathustra
Today I will nourish my inner martyr
Psychic Teachings
Echo bodine – a still, small voice: a psychic’s guide to awakening intuition
Jane Roberts – psychic politics
Jodi livon – the happy medium: awakening to your natural intuition
Laila del monte – psychic communication with animals for health and healing
Larry dossey – the power of premonitions
Psychic protection
Sharon doubiago – the book of seeing with one’s own eyes
Sherrie dillard – discover your psychic type
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – psycic power
Qabbalah
Chaterine shainberg – kabbalah and the power of dreaming: awakening the visionary life
Racehl Pollack – the kabbalah tree: a journey of balance and growth
Tarot
Billie potts – a new womans tarot
Mary greer – tarot constelaltions: patterns of personal destiny
Mary k greer – 21 ways to read a tarot card
Past life and karmic tarot
Rachel Pollack – forest of souls: A Walk through the tarot
Richard prosapio – intuitive tarot
Rose gwain – discovering yourself through the tarot
Sallie Nichols – jung and the tarot
Chakras
Cyndi dale – new chakra healing
David pond – chakras for beginners
Harish johari – chakras: energy centers of transformation
Hiroshi motoyama – theories of the chakras
Keith Sherwood – chakra therapy
Sri shyamj bhatnagar and david Isaacs
Dreams
Arnold mindell – dream body
Catherine shainberg - Kaballah and the power of dreaming
Denise linn – the hidden power of dreams
Klaus vollmar and james Napoli – the big bad ass book of dreams
Marilyn c barrack - dreams
Mary summer rain – in your dreams
Micahel lennox – dream sight
Patricia Garfield – creative dreaming
Patricia telesco – the language of dreams
Raymond buckland – gypsy dream dictionary
Robert moss – dreaming true
Robert moss - The dreamers book of the dead
Sandra Thompson – cloud nine: a dreamer’s dictionary
Ted Andrews – dream alchemy
Trish and rob Macgregor – the everything dreams book
Feng Shui
Barb rogers – feng shui in a day
Denise linn – feng shui for the soul
Denise linn – sacred space
Denise linn – space clearing
Denise linn – space clearing a to z
Karen Kingston – creating sacred space with feng shui
Richard craze – feng shui made easy
William spear – feng shui made easy
Astrology
Alice bailey – esoteric astrology
John Jocelyn – meditations on the signs of the zodiac
Raven kaldera – moon phase astrology
William Thomas and kate pavitt – the book of talismans, amulets, and zodiacal gems
Hypnosis
Bm alman and pt lambrou – self hypnosis: the complete manual for health and life change
William w Hewitt – self hypnosis for a better life
Divination
Daniel heydon – little giant encyclopedia of numerology
Ghanshyam singh birla – destiny in the palm of your hand
Greg Nielsen and joseph polansky – pendulum power
Little giant encyclopedia – tea leaf reading
May t watts – reading the landscape
Michael brill – numerology for decoding behavior
Paul o’brien – divination: sacred tools for reading the mind of god
Scott Cunningham – divination for beginners
Sirona knight – the little giant encyclopedia of runes
Tom graves – the diviner’s handbook
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – divination and scrying
Auras
Ae powell – the etheric double
Maureen lockhart – the subtle energy body: the complete guide
We butler – how to read the aura
Symbology/rites
Albert c moore – iconography of religions
Barbara g walker – woman’s encyclopedia of myths and secrets
Barbara g walker – women’s dictionary of signs and sacred symbols
Cas Williams – outlines f Chinese symbolism and art motifs
denise linn – the secret language of signs
George ferguson – signs and symbols in Christian art
Jo forty – mythology: a visual experience
Joseph cambell – the mythic image
Joseph cambell – the way of animal powers
Marie louise von franz – alchemy: an intro to the symbolism and psychology
Marie louise von franz – patterns of creativity mirrored in creation myths
Mary beth edelson – seven cycles: public rituals
Mary douglass – natural symbols
Mary douglass – purity and danger
Mircea eliade – birth and rebirth: the religious meaning of initiation in human culture
Mircea eliade – myths, dreams, and mysteries
Mircea eliade – primitives to zen, pt 3
Mircea eliade – rites and symbols of initiation
Wayland hand – popular beliefs and superstitions
Past Lives
C m bache – lifecycles: reincarnation and the web of life
denise linn – past lives, present dreams
Denise linn – past lives, present miracles
Dr. verny – the secret life of the unborn child
Helen wambach – life before life
I Stevenson – children who remember previous lives
I Stevenson – reincarnation and biology: a contribution to the etiology of birthmarks and birth defects
Sabine lucas – past life dreamwork
Goddesses/Feminine Archetypes
Ana Castillo – my father was a Toltec
Andrew Harvey – the return of the mother
Carl kerenyi – goddesses of sun and moon
Cf vogelin – the Shawnee female deity
Charlene spetnak – the lost goddesses of early greece
China galland – longing for darkness
Christine r page – the healing power of the sacred woman
Claribel alegria – guerrilla poems of el Salvador
Claribel alegria – woman of the river
Cynthia iamh – brigid’s charge
D jenness – the corn goddess and other tales from Indian canada
De traci regula – the mysteries of isis
Deldon anne mcneely – animus alternus
Diana paul – women in Buddhism
Edain mccoy – celtic women
Elinor gadon – the once and future goddess
EO James – cult of the mother goddess
Erich Neumann - the great mother
Esther harding – woman’s mysteries, ancient and modern
Francesa de grandis – be a goddess
Gareth knight – magic and power of the goddess
Gloria Steinem – outrageous acts andeveryday rebellions
Hallie inglehart austen – the heart of the goddess
Helen andelin – fascinating womanhood
Jean markale – women of the celts
Judith ochshorn – the female experience and the nature of the divine
Lawrence dundin Robertson – the goddesses of Chaldea, Syria, and egypt
Lawrence dundin-robertson – the cult of the goddess
Lawrence durdin-robinson – goddesses of india, Tibet, china and japan
Lenore friedman – meeting with remarkable women
Letty russel – human liberation in a feminist perspective
Letty Russell – the liberating word
Louise erduch – love medicine
Mainrad Craighead – the mothers songs
Margaret murray – the god of the witches
Margaret starbird – the woman with the alabaster jar
Margo adler – drawing down the moon
Marie lousie von franz – alchemy
Marko pogacnik – Christ power and the earth goddess
Mary crow – woman who has sprouted wings
Mfk fisher – sister age
Mircea eliade – birth and rebirth
Miriam and jose arguelles – the feminine as spacious as the sky
Miriam robbins dexter – whence the goddess, a sourcebook
Mj vermaseren – Cybele and attis – the myth and the cult
Monica sjoo and Barbara mor – the ancient religion of the great cosmic mother of all
Nancy rose Exeter – 8 facets of woman spirit
Natalie Goldberg - writing down the bones
Nina simons – moonrise
Nor hall – the moon and the virgin
Norma gooduck – priestesses
Padma prakasha – the power of shakti
Padma prakasha and anaiya prakasha – womb wisdom
Pamela berger – the goddess obscured
Patricia grace – wahine toa
Paul reid bowen – goddess of nature
Paula gunn allen – grandmothers of light
Paula gunn allen – shadow country
Paula gunn allen – the sacred hoop
Penelope washburn – seasons of woman
Polingaysi poyawayma – no turning back
Rita gross and nancy falk – unspoken worlds: womens religious lives in nonwestern cultures
Rosemary burb and nancy manhattan – lesbian nuns
Shirley Nicholson – the goddess reawakening
Susan gitler-emmer – lady of the northern light: a feminist guide to the runes
Susan griffin – woman and nature
Sexuality/Tantra
Ajit mookerjee – kundalini
Ajit mookerjee – tantra art
Alain danielou – gods of love and ecstasy: the traditions of shiva and dionysis
Alexander lowen – love and orgasm
Amara Charles – the sexual practices of quodoushka
Arthur Avalon – shakti and shakta
Arthur Avalon – the serpent power
David abram – the spell of the sensuous
David Kinsley – the sword and the flute
Derrick Jensen, ed – listening to the land: conversations about nature, culture, and eros
Donald mic – modern sex magic
Dorit marhenke and ekkehard may – shunga: erotic art in japan
Eduardo galeano – book of embraces
Edward Dahlberg – the sorrows of priapus
Elizabeth davis – women’s sexual passages: finding pleasure and intimacy at every stage of life
Eric yudelove – Taoist yoga and sexual energy
Gaston bachelard – the poetics of reverie
gayle Delaney – sexual dreams
Harriet g lerner – the dance of intimacy
His lai – the sexual teachings of the jade dragon
His lai – the sexual teachings of the white tigress: secrets of the female Taoist masters
IM lewis – ecstatic religion
J henslin – studies in the sociology of sex
James n powell – energy and eros
Jean Houston – the search for the beloved
Jessie l Weston - from ritual to romance
Julie Henderson – the lover within
Julie mcintyre – sex and the intelligence of the heart
Lee sannella – the kundalini experience
Lewis hyde – the gift, imagination, and the erotic life of property
Lillian silbarn – kundalini
Mabel – sex and the perfect lover
Margo woods – masturbation, tantra, and self love
Micahela reidl and jurgen becker – lingam massage: awakening male sexual energy
Michaela riedl – yoni massage
Nik douglas and penny slinger – sexual secrets
Nik douglas and penny slinger – the secret dakini oracles
Octavio paz – the double flame: love and eroticism
Paschal Beverly Randolph and maria de naglowska – magia sexualis
Peter marchand – the yoga of the nine emotions
Phillip rawson – tantra the Indian cult of ecstasy
Riane eisler – sacred pleasure
Richard alan miller – the magical and ritual use of aphrodisiacs
Steve penny – how to have great laughing sex
Susan griffin – pornography and silence cultures revenge against nature
Trebbe Johnson and annelise heurich – the world is waiting lover: desire and the quest for the beloved
Journaling
*Pregnancy and Childbirth *
Ami mckay – the birth house
Andrea Eagan – the newborn mother
Andrea Robertson – empowering women
Anne frye – holistic midwifery
Armstrong and fedlman – a midwifes story
Aviva jill romm – vaccinations: a thoughtful parent’s guide
Balaskas – active birth
Barbara duden – disembodying womn
Barbara Ehrenreich – withces, midwives, and nurses
Barbara harper – gentle birth choices
Blandine clais-germain and nurla vivees pares – preparing for a gentle birth
Brian burthc – trials of labor
Brigette Jordan – birth in four cultures
Carol laderman - wivest midwives
Carol leonard – lady-s hands, lions heart
Carol maccormack – ethnography of fertility and birth
Caroline flint – communicating midwifery
Caroline oblasser – the faceless cesarean
Carolyn merchant – the death of nature
Cecilia benoit – midwives in passage
Chamberlain – babies remember birth
Cynthia carver – patient beware
D eyer – maternal; infant bonding
D stewart – 21st century obstetrics now
D stewart – safe alternatives in childbirth
D stewart – the five standards for safe childbearing
Dana schandt – pregnancy relaxation
David chamberlain – babies remember birth
Dean rafflock and Virginia rountree – a natural guide to pregnancy and postpartum health
Debby takikawa 0 what babies want
Doris havie – the cultural warping of chilbrith
Dr entwisle – the first birth
Elisabeth bing – making love during pregnancy
Elisabeth bing – six practical lessons for an easier childbirth
Elizabeth davis – energetic pregnancy: a guide to achieving balance, vitality, and well being from conception to birth and beyond
Elizabeth davis – orgasmic birth
Elizable noble – essential exercises for the childbearing year
Em cioran – the trouble with being born
Emily martin – the woman in the body
Evlyn bowen – prebirth boding
Faith mcnulty – the burning bed
Faye ginsburg – African American midwifery in the south
Faye ginsburg – conceiving the new world order
Fisher and ury – getting to yes
Gail and tom brewer 0 what every pregnant woman should know
Gena corea – the mother machine
Grantley dick read – childbirth without fear
Gro nylander – breast is best
Gynne Jenkins – reproduction gone awry
Harvey kamp – the happiest baby on the block
Heather bruce – birthing
Helen Churchill – how to avoid a unnecessary cesarean
Hence goer –the thinking woman’s guide to a better birth
Ina may gaskin – ina may’s guide to childbirth
Ina may gaskin – spiritual midwifery
Jane donegan – womena and men midwives
Jane English – childlessness transformed
Jane English – different doorway
Janelle taylor – consuming motherhood
Janet balaskas – active birth
Janet Isaacs ashford – birth stores
Janet Isaacs ashford – natural love
Janice morse – childbirth in America
Jean donnison – midwives and medical men
Jean Sutton – let birth be born again
Jill aviva romm – the natural pregnancy book
Jo Murphy lawless – reading birth and death
Judith goldsmith – childbirth wisdom
Judith Leavitt – brought to bed
Judith rooks – midwifery and childbirth in America
Judy barrett – American midwives
Judy barrett – the American midwife debate
Judy Chicago – the birth project
Kalpana ram – maternities and modernities
Karen michaelson – childbirth in America
Kathryn allen rabuzzi – mother with child
Korte and scaer – a good birth, a safe birth: choosing and having the childbirth experience you want
Lester dessez hazel – commonsense childbirth
Lim – after babys birth
Linda whiteford – new approaches to human reproduction
Lowe and Zimmerman – doulas guide to birth
Maggy howell – effective birth preparation
Marcia good maust – midwives in mexico
Marden wagner – creating your birth plan
Margaret alic – hypatias hertige
Margot Edwards – reclaiming birth
Marie mongan – hypnobirthing
Marilyn moran – birth and the dialogue of love
Marsden wagner – born in the usa
Marsden wagner – pursuing the birth machine
Mary lay – body talk
Mary lay – the rhetoric of midwifery
Mavis Kirkham, ed – birth centers: a social modle for maternity care
Michael kearl – endings
Michel odent – birth reborn
Michel odent – the cesarean
Michel odent – the farmer and the obstetrician
Michelle leclaire o’neill – hypnobirthing
Myra bluebond langer – the private worlds of dying children
Nancy cohen – silent knife
Nancy rose hunt – a colonial lexicon of birth, medicalization, and mobility in the congo
Naomi wolf – misconceptions
P perez – the nurturing touch at birth
Pam England – birthing from within
Pam England and rob horowitz – birthing from within
Pamela Eakins – the American way of birth
Panuthos and romeo- ended beginnings
Partirica stuart macadam – breastfeeding
Preez and snedeker – special women
Raymond devries – regulating birth
Raymond devues – birth by decision
Raymond devues – making midwives legal
Richard moskowitz – homeopathic medicines for pregnancy and childbirth
Ricki lake – your best birth
Rima beth star – the healing power of birth
Robbie davis Floyd – birth models that work
Robbie davis Floyd – daughters of time
Robbie davis Floyd – from doctor to healer
Robbie davis-floyd – mainsteaming midwives
Robbie pfeuffer kahn – bearing meaning
Robert coles – the spiritual life of children
Robert mendelsohn – confessions of a medical heretic
Robert mendelsohn – mal(e)practice
Robin Lim, et al – after the baby’s birth: a woman’s way o wellnessL a compelte guide for the postpartum
Sage femme – birth day
Sage femme – home birth
Sage femme – miss Margaret
Sally inch – birth rights
Sarah buckley – gentle birth
Sears and sears – the birth book
Sheila kitzinger – birth your way
Sheila kitzinger – ourselves as mothers
Shelly romalis – childbirth
Sherri menelli – journey into motherhood
Sirpa wrede – decetering care for mothers
Susanne colson – biological nurturing
Tess coslett – women writing childbirth
Therese blanchet – meanings and rituals of birth in rurual Bangladesh
Tina Cassidy - birth
Toi deriette – natural birth
Valeri am wormwood – the pampered pregnancy birth box
Valerie lee – granny midwives
Valmai elkins – the rights of the pregnant parent
Vicki lukere – birthing in the pacific
W penn handwerker – births and power
Wendy savage – birth and power
William ray anney – power and the profession of obstetrics
Wito – care in normal birth
Working women in labor
Ybonne brackbill – birth trap
Yvonne lefeber - Indigenous customs in childbirth and childcare
Yvonne lefeber – midwives without training
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2016.10.21 22:32 terker Terker's Top 25: #21 Rhode Island

Rhode Island Rams

Last Year: 17-15 (9-9, 7th place in A-10 play), did not participate in a postseason tournament
Head Coach: Dan Hurley (5th year)
Projected Starting Lineup
PG Jarvis Garrett - 6'0", 175 Junior: 12.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.7 apg
SG Jared Terrell - 6'3", 220 Junior: 13.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.6 apg
SF E.C Matthews - 6'5", 210 Junior: 16.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.0 apg in 2015-16
PF Kuran Iverson - 6'9", 217 Senior: 9.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 bpg
C Hassan Martin - 6'7", 232 Senior: 12.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.5 bpg
Key Bench Players
G Stanford Robinson - 6'4", 200 Junior: 3.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.2 apg @ Indiana in 2014-15
G Christion Thompson - 6'4", 190 Sophomore: 3.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.1 apg
F Nikola Akele - 6'7", 211 Sophomore: 2.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 41% 3FG
F Cyril Langevine - 6'7", 225 Freshman: 3-star prospect
F/C Andre Berry - 6'8", 260 Junior: 3.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 68% FG
C Mike Layssard Jr - 6'9", 275 Freshman: Consensus Top 200 prospect
C Michael Tertsea - 6'10", 230 Freshman: 3-star prospect
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Rhode Island may have had its season partially derailed by injury last season, but the Rams are healthy now and loaded. With superstar guard EC Matthews back from a redshirt season and a deep cast of young stars, head coach Dan Hurley has a team that looks like the early favorite to not only win the Atlantic 10 championship, but make Hurley's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. That's on paper.
On the court, the Rams will have to be better overall than they were a year ago. URI started out with a marginal non-conference performance, never really got above .500 in A-10 play, and then suffered an upset loss in the first round of the A-10 tourney to miss out on a postseason invite altogether. Much of that must be attributed to the absence of Matthews, because he was the man - and should re-assume the mantle. It can't be overlooked, though, that the team struggled without him and couldn't defend well enough to gut out some close games. Now that Hurley finally has the star-studded starting lineup he's worked so hard to assemble, though - plus talented newcomers to add quality depth - expectations are huge for this talented team.
Matthews is the picture of a high-major, NBA-style scoring guard. With good size, length, quickness and explosive scoring potential, Matthews returns as one of the leading contenders for A-10 Player of the Year. He will be looking to show improved consistency on his deep jumper after the year off rehabbing the torn ACL in his right knee, but there is nothing Matthews can't do. A capable distributor and slashing, attacking scoring wing, Matthews should be the go-to guy for this veteran team, and he'll keep the offense flowing now that he knows there are talented scorers around him. Jared Terrell and Jarvis Garrett are a contrasting duo at the guard spots. Garrett is a quick and crafty point guard who isn't scared to go get his own shot, and the junior knocked down a much-improved 42% from downtown a year ago. Garrett will look to cut down on turnovers this season and make better decisions on the defensive end as well. When he's at his best, Garrett can manipulate the tempo of a game by himself and get everyone involved on the offense with timely feeds and by creating on the fast break. Terrell is a strong defensive presence on the perimeter, and last year showed a lot more scoring ability to boot. With a developing overall offensive game, Terrell projects as a complete 2-guard and one of the best in the nation now that Matthews is back to take some scoring pressure off of him. Likewise, Terrell can help Garrett initiate some offense, freeing his diminutive partner to get good looks for himself. Each of the URI guards should be better this year because each now presents mismatch potential. Few teams will have the versatility to match up defensively with the Rams' backcourt, and Hurley is counting on that fact to springboard this team into the national spotlight.
Up front, Hassan Martin returns for his senior season as one of the most productive forwards in the conference and easily one of the A-10's most intimidating shot blockers. Martin has struggled at times with turnovers and consistently with foul trouble. When he was on the bench due to fouls last season, it proved too much for the Rams to overcome sometimes without Matthews to rely on. Now that the post depth is improved around Martin, Hurley knows he will have a chance should Martin pick up some early personals - yet he wants 30+ minutes from his veteran star. Martin has some range on his jumper but has always done most of his damage inside. He posted a 57% mark from the field as a junior, and if Martin can knock down more than 61% of his freebies he'll have a chance to be a 15 ppg guy. It's not a sure thing who will start beside Martin, but the options Hurley now has could allow the coach to mix and match lineups or simply play the hot hand. Former JuCo transfer Andre Berry didn't play for a chunk of last season but produced some clutch performances when he did see the floor. He's got the size and rebounding ability to contribute significantly. Freshman Mike Layssard Jr has even more size, plue shot blocking potential and the post-up skills of a player who could become the team's starting pivot as soon as this year. Layssard Jr projects as the star of the frontcourt next season, though, and Hurley is excited to see what the imposing freshman can do on the offensive end. Nigerian import Michael Tertsea is another talented freshman who stands 6'10 with good mobility and defensive instincts. He and Layssard Jr provide Hurley with an intriguing 1-2 duo for the future, but Tertsea may need to prove he's physically ready for high-major competition before he can play major minutes, while Layssard Jr will only rise up the depth chart if he's able to stay out of foul trouble and keep his weight in check. Returning sophomore Nicola Akele is a versatile Italian forward who ended up playing almost 15 minutes per game last year, and he flashed an enticing deep jumper to go with his good size and athleticism at the forward spots. Cyril Langevine has size and skill of his own, but the freshman forward may be road-blocked to start by his classmates and the experience in front of him.
The best bet to fill the fifth starter's role, though, is Kuran Iverson. He is this team's most versatile x-factor and Iverson certainly took enough steps last season to warrant prime minutes. With great length and leaping ability, Iverson is an effective shot blocker and rebounder who can also step out and bury a three if opponents don't respect his jumper. Iverson gives Hurley a great contrast look beside the more paint-oriented Martin, and the duo should prove a nearly impossible cover for many teams on URI's schedule this season. Iverson is part wing, part stretch-4, and if his evolution in and around the painted area continues, Iverson may emerge as a star in his senior season. Hurley will look to a pair of talented guards to provide lineup flexibility and secondary scoring off the bench. Stanford Robinson is newly eligible this season, while Christion Thompson played a role off Hurley's bench last season as a freshman. Robinson is a good all-around guard who can defend, distribute, and score both in transition and halfcourt offenses. A former 4-star recruit at Indiana, Robinson has honed his skills during the year off and is now hungry to live up to his prospect status and carve out a key role. He should provide great depth behind Hurley's top trio at guard, but he'll have to fight off Thompson for the prime minutes. Thompson showed good potential as a freshman, but he needs to be more assertive and improve upon a 36/33/60% slash line. Still, Thompson is fearless and able to guard multiple positions defensively, while adding an aggressive style to the offense when he's on the court.
Rhode Island is a team which must prove itself on the court, but the assemblage of talent Dan Hurley welcomes to fall practice is enough to make the Rams a preseason Top 25 squad. The backcourt is star-studded and the frontcourt had immense potential. This team has more raw talent than anyone in the Atlantic 10 conference, and there is no reason the Rams should not challenge for the league crown and a cushy seed in the NCAA Tournament. Everyone knows about Matthews and Martin by now, but there is so much more to this team. Robinson should be one of the nation's best 6th men, while the young bigs will have a chance to flash their skill while opponents fall over themselves trying to guard Martin and Iverson inside and out. With a clean bill of health, and more consistency on the defensive end, Rhode Island is set to make a return to the national stage in style.
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2015.05.28 12:09 gbinasia S07E07 Walkthrough: THE SNATCH GAME WAS SUCH A WILD DAME

S07E07
Here's a guide to all the puns and pop culture references in RPDR. As usual, these walkthroughs are mostly written for newbies, people for whom English is a second language and for all the 'why can't I go to a drag show if I'm 13' out there who need to shut up up with their no-drag knowledge mouth.
Feel free to contribute as a few/lot of them are still a mystery to me!
Episode 1
Ep. 2
Ep. 3
Ep. 4
Ep. 5
Ep. 6
01:11 - Pam is grease you can spray to avoid food getting sticky in your pan.
02:06 - The gesture Pearl is imitating how users can smoke drug in a bong.
02:11 - Tony the Tiger is the mascot for the Frosted Flakes cereals.
02:47 - Ginger, Kennedy and Katya's entrance refers to the show (and later movie) Charlie's Angels.
03:20 - Bianca Del Rio is Season 6's winner.
04:02 - Snatch Game is a challenge that's been done every season except S1 and All-Stars. It is a parody of the 70s Game Show Match Game.
04:40 - Ru is pretending to take some pubic hair out of his mouth, a pun on the hairy situation.
05:50 - Sweet Brown is the woman Kennedy based her character on Episode 4's parody challenge.
07:52 - Interestingly enough, Violet is doing her makeup in front of Miss Fame's family pictures.
08:38 - Katya's since published a whole webseries around her stay on RPDR, with RuFlections centered on her Russian character.
09:58 - Kennedy's holding a soda can with 'Pop' written on it, both because she was preparing to impersonate Sweet Brown and because all non-sponsor brands are hidden with tape.
10:10 - The skits RuPaul is referring were done by Maya Rudolph on Saturday Night Live
10:39 - Alyssa Edwards was a contestant on Season 5.
12:00 - Michael Urie starred as a man working in a basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s house in the play Buyer & Cellar.
12:08 - Love And War is the name of an album and song by Tamar Braxton. Braxton was impersonated in S5's Snatch Game and congratulated Roxxxy Andrews for her performance as her in that season's reunion.
12:15 - 'Yes, gawd' was popularized by S6's Laganja Estranja.
12:40 - Raven Symoné's character in her show That's so Raven distinctively had prophetic visions. The actress has since come out as a lesbian.
12:45 - RuPaul abused the expression 'That's so Raven' in S2 and All-Stars whenever it related to the drag queen Raven.
12:58 - RuPaul's poking fun at The Suze Orman show by parodying the sometimes ridiculous personal finance questions Orman would get on-air.
13:04 - A rubber duckie is a children's toy that floats in the bath.¸
13:12 - The Alyssa's Secret webseries takes its name from the bad perfume ad Alyssa Edwards did in S06E07.
13:20 - Violet's imitating Alyssa's signature greeting on the webshow.
13:27 - Violet's implying her secret is her tucked penis, and you can clearly see her nail flying off when she laughs.
13:48 - RuPaul's pronounciation of Versace is a nod to the movie Showgirls.
14:11 - 'Good Golly Miss Molly' is a song by Little Richards. The video's useful to understand Kennedy's costume and impersonation.
14:17 - 'Tutti Frutti' is a hit song by Little Richards. Fruity is also a synonym for homosexual.
14:26 - Here's an example of Little Richards saying 'Shut up!'
14:34 - Adele's pretending to confuse the show with the Wheel of Fortune show by asking to buy a vowel.
14:37 - Ginger's saying 'No Whammies', from the show Press Your Luck*
15:34 - Quentin Tarantino is a movie director (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, ...)
16:13 - Suze Orman is homosexual.
16:27 - Justin Bieber is often said to ressemble lesbians, particularly when he sported his long hair bowl cut.
16:42 - A tight screw refers to a tight vagina and/or anus.
17:25 - Adele's second album, 21, was heavily inspired by a breakup.
17:32 - 'Polishes his chrome' his likely a sexual pun.
19:08 - Beyond Belief is the name of Alyssa Edward's dance studio in Mesquite, TX. It's also the name of her aborted reality TV show about it.
20:51 - An EBT card stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer (basically, welfare). Kennedy held one in her Ep. 4 parody video.
20:57 - Kennedy says 'wrong note, sugar'.
21:04 - 'The Tears of A Clown' is a 1970 song by Smokey Robinson.
21:44 - I'm pretty sure 'Good night, stars!' concluded a game show, but I'm not sure which. Some version of Hollywood Square, maybe?
23:12 - Miss Fame's cap says 'Fame' on it.
25:36 - A lot of casual viewers aren't sure whether Michelle Visage is a woman or a drag queen.
25:45 - Morgan Freeman starred in the movie 'Driving Miss Daisy'. (1989)
26:03 - Braxton Family Values is a show chronicling the lives of Toni Braxton, her sisters and mother.
26:33 - The lyrics 'It's a nice day for a white wedding' are in the song 'White Wedding' by Billy Idol.
26:42 - Roseanne was a show (1988-97) centered around Roseanne, a plump comedian, and her fictional family.
26:53 - 'Samantha fox was such a wild dame' are lyrics in Samantha Fox's 'Naughty Girls'. RuPaul also refers to the song in S6E05 (also the Snatch Game episode) at 06:45 by using the follow-up lyrics 'No more fun and games of the mind'.
26:59 - A cougar is an older woman actively looking for younger male partners.
27:06 - Tawny Kitaen was a model and actress who appeared in several videos of the rock band Whitesnake. She married band member David Coverdale.
27:18 - Miss Ross being Diana Ross, Ru's idol. Call her Miss Ross is the title of an explosive unauthorized biography of Diana Ross, 'Call-me-Ms-Ross' being the nickname some abused employees gave her.
27:31 - A black box is located in a plane and records everything happening in the cockpit in case of a crash.
27:40 - Ross Matthews is making a pun on S&M and a can of Campbell Soup, whose slogan used to be 'Hmm Hmm Good'
27:47 - John Willie was the artist, fetish photographer, editor, and publisher of the soft-porn cult magazine Bizarre.
27:54 - 'The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight' is a 1984 club song by the band Dominatrix.
27:58 - A bit far-fetched, but the Merry Widow is a famous 1900s German operetta.
28:00 - The 'Why It Gotta Be Black' is a frequent joke on the show.
28:02 - The sign on Max's back is used on most of his merchandise as the logo of the 'Max Collective' and is also found on the back of the Black Widow spider.
28:09 - The Black Widow spider theme is alluded in the hat too, and by Michelle referring to her butt as a stinger.
28:24 - Chaka Khan is a singer known for her gigantic hair.
28:40 - 'Pink' in this case is an euphemism for vagina.
28:57 - 'We're gonna rule the school!' is a reference to the movie Grease (1978).
28:58 - Rizzo's PG (Rizzo's pregnant) pass it on" is from Grease*
29:02 - 'Dark Lady' is a song by Cher (1974), 'Schnap out of it' is also a quote from Cher in the movie Moonstruck (1987).
29:15 - Cagney and Lacey was TV show about two women detectives. (1982)
29:41 - Here's a list of ex Prince protégés. Apollonia 6 is probably the most representative of what Ru means.
30:20 - 'Being thickums' = fat.
30:35 - Michelle said she heard that Ginger likes to go all the way (presumably about anal or oral) and Ginger said she wrote that (rumour) on the bathroom wall *
31:16 - Tamar Braxton peppers her speech with internet suffixes to add emphasis.
32:25 - Max later said on Twitter the whole scene happened during a break and that he was asked to sing a song while his corset issues were being dealt with. It was allegedly later edited in a way that made him look cuckoo.
33:01 - Xena The Warrior Princess was a cult TV show starring Lucy Lawless about the adventure of this Greek heroin. (1995-01)
33:19 - Tamar's intentionally mixing hilarious and hysterical.
33:44 - The term 'squirrelfriend' is supposedly because drag queens are friends with nuts.
33:58 - A con is person who was in jail.
34:26 - Bea Arthur starred in Golden Girls, here's an example of her typical shoulder pads from that era
35:03 - Tamar Braxton is (mostly) known for being Toni Braxton's little sister, so maybe that's why her Chaka Khan's little sister comparison.
35:46 - Great Gosh A'mighty is a song by Little Richard. (1966)
36:08 - Ru's making a pun on the food props Ginger used as Adele and her song 'Rolling in the Deep' (2010).
36:35 - Ebony and Ivory is a 1982 song by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
36:51 - Donatella (Versace) = Do Not Tell Me with an Italian accent.
36:59 - 'Your Sharon Needles missed the point' is a pun on needles and needlepoint.
40:16 - Max's making a parallel to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz movie (1939).
The timeline is from the fabulously trashy torrent I got from the show...sorry, it was for science! The * indicates another user helped with the inclusion, look below for the discussion!
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2014.05.23 20:47 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: We are Zachary Knighton, Jason Ritter, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman - Cast & Crew of THE BIG ASK. AUA!

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Questions Answers
Zachary Knighton: What was your experience when you were in Flash Forward? I have a follow up question for anyone out there-- what do you want to see a movie about where there isn't already a great one out there?
David Krumholtz: How do you get involved in This Is The End? Since David can't be here cause he's shooting I'm going to go ahead and answer questions addressed to him. David got involved with This Is The End because he's been Seth Rogen's hairdresser for years. It has nothing to do with the fact that all those dudes have been good friends since Freaks and Geeks days. --T.
Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman: Do you have any project in the future? Rebecca and I have a couple of projects we're working on. Right now we are totally focused on the project of keeping our 3 month old son August alive. So far so good! - T.
I wear it a lot of places. More than I probably should. But I love it, what am I supposed to do??? He wore it to the first day on set, but then not afterwards!
Did you just leave? Hi, I'm ZKRY NIGHTSON, I have ben here the hole thyme!
Random questions but I figured that's what we're here for: Favorite play? Favorite musical? Favorite TV show? Favorite writer? Favorite superhero? Favorite thing to do in NYC/LA? Favorite salad dressing? (wait... what) Here's a not sillly dumb answer from the directing team :) I love questions like this. Caveat is each of these answers would be different each day. Here goes nothing. Play: Kentucky Cycle or anything by Sarah Ruhl. Musical: Sweeney Todd or today I have a bunch of the music from Myths and Hymns in my head. TV: right now loving Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, GOT!!! Superhero: The MAXX LA: dinner with friends in the backyard. NYC: see plays with ritter! Salad dressing: lemon juice salt olive oil boom!
1) Do any of you have a preference for making more independent films or are decisions made based on scripts? Thanks so much for watching! That was our goal to keep you off guard!
I have a question to you all (Zachary, Jason, Melanie, Thomas, and Rebecca): What was the most memorable thing you remember when you all were 18 years old? My dear friend and I spent the summer living in a tiny apartment in a little town in the south of france (his grandmother had lived there before recently passing away). We met a sweet English couple and skinny dipped in their pool and it turned out they were peter and jenny mayle and I was reading a A Year in Provence, a book about/by them at the same time I was showing them my testicles.
How would you describe The Big Ask? You can only use three words (I know I'm very demanding). Is it a good or a bad thing that I'm finding this totally impossible to answer?
That's Sixteen Words. Argh!
Ok folks. To anyone who dares answer this. Of the people sitting next to you- screw, marry or kill? I would love to do all three to Krumholtz. -T.
Do you think the world you will age into will be better or worse than the world you were born into? Probably worse. But whatever! There's still donuts!
I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. Travel question for all- What is your favorite place to travel and what is a place that you've travel to that surprised you and why? Thomas and I went to Laos a few years ago and it was amazing. I was surprised by how under-the-radar it still is given how wonderful the food, people, culture, and landscapes are. And my favorite place to travel is anywhere with my family--we always have so much fun together. We go to Plum Island in MA every year and have great east coast beach time. We also went to Alaska recently and it was incredible. -R.
I'll follow up and say that I was blown away by Alaska. That sounds dumb but I just didn't expect one of the most exciting, exotic, revealing places I'd ever been to be in the USA. Bears and whales and salmon and crabs are all very cool.
Zach, I am such a huge fan of yours since Happy Endings. All I want to know is if you will have bottomless brunch with me next time you're in NYC? ZICH KNEWTON says YES!!!
Question for David Krumholtz, how much fan was doing "Partners"? I loved that show and wish it had lasted longer!! HI, Dvad KREEMPANTS here. I loved doing Partners! Michael Urie is the best! He's my other favorite famous gay actor along with Billy Eichner, who I went to high school with! -- T (I should be Krumholtz all the time!)
I'm a huge Numb3rs fan and enjoyed your character, Charlie Eppes. Do you still keep in contact with your former co-star, Rob Morrow? Sadly David is on set today working and you've officially gotten out of my depth of answering for him.
What's the most memorable thing you did when you were 18 years old? DAVD KREEMPANTS Herr. I love Rob Morrow. We have tea at the Huntington Gardens every weekend. When I was 18 I was raising hell with Kevin Kline promoting The Ice Story. We once ate a live chicken together.-- T.
Hey gang! Can't wait to see Big Ask on the big screen! Any plans for bonus material on the blu ray? bonus scenes, maybe a Sibleys music video? Well Mr. sir, yes! Tribeca has all the behind the scenes footage and it will be released at some point I think. Why is your name so familiar to me?
You knew me in another life? Must be. GUYS THIS IS THE EDITOR OF THE MOVIE! HE ALSO EDITED OTHER MOVIES! And some are giant popcorn movies like Underworld 3. And he edits Ax Men which I think is cool. Ask HIM anything!
If they made a movie about your life, who would play you (other than yourself)? David Krumholtz of course.
Jason: I love pretty much all the other projects you've done, I was curious if we'll ever see Us and Them? Hi! David Krmhooltz hre! I love being a woman! --T But seriously, weatherfrom.com is the funniest thing ever. While David was filming it he sent me a video of said beautiful woman doing a song and dance routine with no explanation. I thought it was creepy that he was filming some older woman being sexy.
David: You make a beautiful Woman. Also, Thomas showed the video to me without telling me anything and I had no idea it was Krumholtz. And after he told me I still didn't believe him. -R.
For me its a close tie between him and Nick Kroll for "sexiest" male comedian as a woman. I'm inclined to say Nick wins, but weatherfrom is so great! I'll be forever conflicted in so many ways because of this. But can Kroll sing you to sleep with a sweet husky lullaby??
To everyone: Favorite song of all time? Impossible. Today, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson.
Also-- this is probably the time to mention that my wife, co-director Rebecca Fishman is in a Fleetwood Mac tribute band that tours the country. So all Fleetwood Mac songs are doubly awesome to me. I'm a sucker for slow stuff so I'll go with songbird cause she sings it.
Hi everyone! Thank you for a great, weird, all around fun movie. It seems like it was fun to make -- although I'm dubious about the "shooting in the middle of the desert" part. Where did you shoot and what was that like? They are being kind about the conditions. It was brutal at times. We shot close to the military base in 29 palms right at the end of the universe. we had snakes, dudes with hand guns and dirt bikes, feral dogs, wind storms. It was intense.
(Also, Jason, I know it's not going to happen, but please come back on Parenthood. It's the last season, dammit.) Also- thank you for the kind words about the movie. It means so so much to us.
Also, how did you get Julian Wass to do the soundtrack? He's pretty awesome. That scene with Krumholtz and the dog slayed me (not to mention the Cactus Song.) I went to high school with Julian! You should also check out his wife Jenee's amazing movie The Pretty One. He did the soundtrack for that film as well.
Would anyone want to make a bad movie that is so terrible it becomes good, resulting in a cult classic a la The Room or Showgirls? Tricky questions right to the heart of this AMA. Yes. I want to make like a super intense passionate crazy revenge movie that is just awful and brutally overacted.
To whoever wants to answer: if you woke tomorrow and discovered you were Bruce Willis, what's the first thing that you would do? The Terry Crews peck dance.
Ohh, I see. Reposting to cover up my previous answer. You're in on it, aren't you? You signed the secret alien document back in the 40's, didn't you? Yes.
NOOO. I MLNY LIMSKIM, I'm here to answer questions.
Government coverups. Let's do it.
The only t-shirts I have are V-necks...that's some real life stuff right there. You love a good vneck and it suits you sir.
Any pressure about being like or unlike him came from my own head, projecting what I thought were other people's expectations of me. There wasn't actually any outside pressure, I don't think. I think that's usually how it is-- much more pressure and comparison from yourself than anyone around you when it comes to parent comparisons.
Zach owns 464 vnecks btw. He just bought one.
It wasn't really fun because I had a lot of emotional and sad stuff to do. It was a great experience though. Stephen Chbosky is an angel and it was such a pleasure getting to meet that cast, what an amazing group of people. I really enjoyed that movie.
Thank you! Lena is a warm, beautiful, brilliant woman. Anna is sweet, hilarious and fun and so smart. I love both of them and feel so grateful to have been able to work with such great people who are also wonderful improvisors. It made the work so easy. We have both been movie obsessed our whole lives. My dad is an actor and I grew up on sets. We always wanted to make a movie and finally decided to stop waiting for someone to tell us we could and just do it. Luckily these amazing actors came along for the ride-- Thomas.
I love The Voice, Veep, Parenthood, any Bachelor show, and any murdeinvestigation show. I am so excited that The Comeback is um, coming back. One time a friend of mine was filming his web series and used my mom's pool to shoot and Tony Hale was in it and he got pushed in the pool and it was awesome.
YES please start producing or writing movies, your ideas are so good!! Question for everyone!!! thanks RedditArmy!
Freemason here. Can confirm. :) Shhh!
FACT. Boom!
Me too. Starting script now.
I gotta get to French Stewart. he's my only hope! I ET HM.
I guess it's just me now. THANKS A LOT DALE. TME TO COM HOME JSN RIDER.
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2011.06.10 17:51 Miniboss210 Bilderberg 2011: Full Official Attendee List.

Bilderberg 2011: Full Official Attendee List
Belgium
Coene, Luc, Governor, National Bank of Belgium
Davignon, Etienne, Minister of State
Leysen, Thomas, Chairman, Umicore
China
Fu, Ying, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Huang, Yiping, Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
Denmark
Eldrup, Anders, CEO, DONG Energy
Federspiel, Ulrik, Vice President, Global Affairs, Haldor Topsøe A/S
Schütze, Peter, Member of the Executive Management, Nordea Bank AB
Germany
Ackermann, Josef, Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank
Enders, Thomas, CEO, Airbus SAS
Löscher, Peter, President and CEO, Siemens AG
Nass, Matthias, Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit
Steinbrück, Peer, Member of the Bundestag; Former Minister of Finance
Finland
Apunen, Matti, Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
Johansson, Ole, Chairman, Confederation of the Finnish Industries EK
Ollila, Jorma, Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell
Pentikäinen, Mikael, Publisher and Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat
France
Baverez, Nicolas, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Bazire, Nicolas, Managing Director, Groupe Arnault /LVMH
Castries, Henri de, Chairman and CEO, AXA
Lévy, Maurice, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe S.A.
Montbrial, Thierry de, President, French Institute for International Relations
Roy, Olivier, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute
Great Britain
Agius, Marcus, Chairman, Barclays PLC
Flint, Douglas J., Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings
Kerr, John, Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell
Lambert, Richard, Independent Non-Executive Director, Ernst & Young
Mandelson, Peter, Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel
Micklethwait, John, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Osborne, George, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Stewart, Rory, Member of Parliament
Taylor, J. Martin, Chairman, Syngenta International AG
Greece
David, George A., Chairman, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A.
Hardouvelis, Gikas A., Chief Economist and Head of Research, Eurobank EFG
Papaconstantinou, George, Minister of Finance
Tsoukalis, Loukas, President, ELIAMEP Grisons
International Organizations
Almunia, Joaquín, Vice President, European Commission
Daele, Frans van, Chief of Staff to the President of the European Council
Kroes, Neelie, Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda
Lamy, Pascal, Director General, World Trade Organization
Rompuy, Herman van, President, European Council
Sheeran, Josette, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
Solana Madariaga, Javier, President, ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Trichet, Jean-Claude, President, European Central Bank
Zoellick, Robert B., President, The World Bank Group
Ireland
Gallagher, Paul, Senior Counsel; Former Attorney General
McDowell, Michael, Senior Counsel, Law Library; Former Deputy Prime Minister
Sutherland, Peter D., Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Italy
Bernabè, Franco, CEO, Telecom Italia SpA
Elkann, John, Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
Monti, Mario, President, Univers Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Scaroni, Paolo, CEO, Eni S.p.A.
Tremonti, Giulio, Minister of Economy and Finance
Canada
Carney, Mark J., Governor, Bank of Canada
Clark, Edmund, President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group
McKenna, Frank, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group
Orbinksi, James, Professor of Medicine and Political Science, University of Toronto
Prichard, J. Robert S., Chair, Torys LLP
Reisman, Heather, Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. Center, Brookings Institution
Netherlands
Bolland, Marc J., Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer Group plc
Chavannes, Marc E., Political Columnist, NRC Handelsblad; Professor of Journalism
Halberstadt, Victor, Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
H.M. the Queen of the Netherlands
Rosenthal, Uri, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Winter, Jaap W., Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Norway
Myklebust, Egil, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, sk Hydro ASA
H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Ottersen, Ole Petter, Rector, University of Oslo
Solberg, Erna, Leader of the Conservative Party
Austria
Bronner, Oscar, CEO and Publisher, Standard Medien AG
Faymann, Werner, Federal Chancellor
Rothensteiner, Walter, Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG
Scholten, Rudolf, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
Portugal
Balsemão, Francisco Pinto, Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister
Ferreira Alves, Clara, CEO, Claref LDA; writer
Nogueira Leite, António, Member of the Board, José de Mello Investimentos, SGPS, SA
Sweden
Mordashov, Alexey A., CEO, Severstal
Bildt, Carl, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Björling, Ewa, Minister for Trade
Wallenberg, Jacob, Chairman, Investor AB
Switzerland
Brabeck-Letmathe, Peter, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
Groth, Hans, Senior Director, Healthcare Policy & Market Access, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer Europe
Janom Steiner, Barbara, Head of the Department of Justice, Security and Health, Canton
Kudelski, André, Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group SA
Leuthard, Doris, Federal Councillor
Schmid, Martin, President, Government of the Canton Grisons
Schweiger, Rolf, Ständerat
Soiron, Rolf, Chairman of the Board, Holcim Ltd., Lonza Ltd.
Vasella, Daniel L., Chairman, Novartis AG
Witmer, Jürg, Chairman, Givaudan SA and Clariant AG
Spain
Cebrián, Juan Luis, CEO, PRISA
Cospedal, María Dolores de, Secretary General, Partido Popular
León Gross, Bernardino, Secretary General of the Spanish Presidency
Nin Génova, Juan María, President and CEO, La Caixa
H.M. Queen Sofia of Spain
Turkey
Ciliv, Süreyya, CEO, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
Gülek Domac, Tayyibe, Former Minister of State
Koç, Mustafa V., Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
Pekin, Sefika, Founding Partner, Pekin & Bayar Law Firm
USA
Alexander, Keith B., Commander, USCYBERCOM; Director, National Security Agency
Altman, Roger C., Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.
Bezos, Jeff, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
Collins, Timothy C., CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
Feldstein, Martin S., George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Hoffman, Reid, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Hughes, Chris R., Co-founder, Facebook
Jacobs, Kenneth M., Chairman & CEO, Lazard
Johnson, James A., Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
Jordan, Jr., Vernon E., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
Keane, John M., Senior Partner, SCP Partners; General, US Army, Retired
Kissinger, Henry A., Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Kleinfeld, Klaus, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
Kravis, Henry R., Co-Chairman and co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis, Roberts & Co.
Kravis, Marie-Josée, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
Li, Cheng, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
Mundie, Craig J., Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Orszag, Peter R., Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
Perle, Richard N., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Rockefeller, David, Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
Rose, Charlie, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose
Rubin, Robert E., Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
Schmidt, Eric, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
Steinberg, James B., Deputy Secretary of State
Thiel, Peter A., President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC
Varney, Christine A., Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust
Vaupel, James W., Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Warsh, Kevin, Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board
Wolfensohn, James D., Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC
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