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Goldman real estate expert panel has optimistic outlook for post-COVID

2020.10.09 08:47 street-guru Goldman real estate expert panel has optimistic outlook for post-COVID

Goldman Sachs hosted its Eighth Annual Private Real Estate Conference on October 7, which included 10 panels of leading real estate companies on the topics of New York Office, Strip Centers, Malls & Outlets, Industrial, Apartments, Single Family Rental, Healthcare, M&A/Private Equity, CMBS/Debt, and Real Estate Technology.
2020 Private Real Estate Conference takeaways
Outlooks by sector. Key takeaways by sector include the following, where additional panel-specific details are described below. Exhibit 1 shows a summary of cap rate and SS NOI outlook comments by sector.
Exhibit 2 shows each panel plus the speakers and corresponding companies. For more background information on the speakers and companies, please see Private Real Estate Conference: Key themes to watch published October 2, 2020.
New York Office
Retail: Malls & Outlets
For our current views on Mall and Outlet REITs, please see Differentiating within Retail; resume coverage – Buy SPG, BRX, KIM; Sell MAC published on July 1, 2020.
Retail: Strip Centers
For our current views on Strip Center REITs, please see Differentiating within Retail; resume coverage – Buy SPG, BRX, KIM; Sell MAC published on July 1, 2020.
For our current views on industrial REITs, please see our industrial REIT re-launch, published September 29, 2020.
We remain positive on sunbelt markets relative to urban markets within multifamily. For our views on multifamily REITs, please see Remain positive on sunbelt vs coastal; more positive on single family rental published September 8, 2020.
Single Family Rental
For our current views on single family rental REITs, please see Remain positive on sunbelt vs coastal; more positive on single family rental published September 8, 2020.
M&A / Real Estate Private Equity
Real Estate Technology
The four companies involved with the Real Estate Technology panel were Knock, SmartRent, Building Engines, and VTS, where the first two cater to the residential sector and the other two are relevant to broader commercial real estate. For a description of each company's business, please see Private Real Estate Conference: Key themes to watch published October 2, 2020.
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2020.09.18 09:23 Psycho697186 Weekly New Release Thread - September 18th, 2020


Knuckle Puck - 20/20
Movements - No Good Left To Give
Into It. Over It. - Figure
Yours Truly - Self Care
Sundressed - Home Remedy
Eastwood - It Never Gets Easy
Conditions - Fluorescent Youth (10 Year Anniversary)
closure. - I Don't Mind
Teenage Halloween - Teenage Halloween
Mercy Music - Nothing in the Dark
Handsome Ghost - Some Still Morning
A. Swayze & The Ghosts - Paid Salvation
The Trillionairs - Hidden Tunes from New Dimensions
Hawser - All is Forgiven
Jeff Rosenstock - 2020 DUMP (EP) -- Bandcamp Link
Better Off - Redone (EP)
Knope - An Exercise in Patience (EP)
Stateside - Havøc (EP)
Fluourescents - Dead End Conversations (EP)


PUP - Rot
Rise Against - Broken Dreams, Inc.
Boys of Fall - Distance
Billie Joe Armstrong - Kids in America (Kim Wilde Cover)
We The Kings - These Nights
Veara - We Have A Body Count (Acoustic)
Elder Brother - Projector
Acceptance - Bend the Light
Hundredth - Somewhere Nowhere
The Damned - Manipulator
The Mountain Goats - Get Famous
We Set Signals - Aurora
Afterlife - Wasting Time
Niiice. - free earl
Aim High (feat. Broadside) - Better Than This
Miss Fortune - Under Your Radar
Eyes Set to Kill - House of Glass
Carrington - Reverse
No Thank You - Enough
Amarionette (feat. Till) - Why Can't This Be Love
Nothing Serious - Blabbermouth
Fit For Rivals - Fake
The Vaughns - All Weekend
Nice Shot, Kid - The Same Way
Middleneck - Head in the Clouds
Early Work - Drink
Will Butler - Bethlehem
KidsNextDoor - Megan
Sarah and the Safe Word - Something is Afoot on Old Man McGrady's River
Karma Kids - Sexual Drugs
Tape. Rewind. Repeat - Not Getting Anywhere
Partner - Big Gay Hands
Kingdom Of Giants - Blue Dream
The Speakeasy - Sunday Blues
Outer Stella Overdrive - Three Piece
Mourn - Men
The Vanities - Reality TV
Project Revise - Borderline
Jimkata - Bonfires
Seven Fly - Dying Light
Project Revise - Borderline
The OBGMs - Outsah
Berried Alive - Figsaw
Static Dress - for the attention of...
War Orphans - Prop up the Polls
KillRadio - Election Year, Pt. 1
Rude Tins - Bitter End
9teez - Be Skappy


Alicia Keys - ALICIA (Album)
Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 (Album)
Cults - Host (Album)
Armon Jay - The Dark Side of Happiness (Album)
Ava Max - Heaven & Hell (Album)
Yusuf - Tea For The Tillerman² (Album)
Gus Dapperton - Orca (Album)
Daniel Romano's Outfit - How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (Album)
Fenne Lily - BREACH (Album)
Osees - Protean Threat (Album)
Elderbrook - Why Do We Shake In The Cold? (Album)
Bear's Den + Paul Frith - Fragments (Album)
Anjimile - Giver Taker (Album)
Hayley Gene Penner - People You Follow (Album)
A. G. Cook - Apple (Album)
Mt. Doubt - Doubtlands (Album)
Rob Joynes - Back Forty (Album)
Jealous of the Birds - Peninsula (Album)
Young Knives - Barbarians (Album)
Dig Nitty - Reverse of Mastery (Album)
Deradoorian - Find The Sun (Album)
Bright Light Bright Light - Fun City (Album)
Steve Arrington - Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions (Album)
Æ MAK - "how to: make a kitsch pop song to show the world" (Album)
Napalm Death - Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Album)
Fawn Limbs - Sleeper Vessel (Album)
El Ten Eleven - Tautology (Album)
Sarah Davachi - Cantus, Descant (Album)
Lil Tecca - Virgo World (Album)
Semisonic - You're Not Alone (EP)
Casja Siik - Ninjō - Part 1 (EP)
Hidden Mothers - Hidden Mothers (EP)
Bon Jovi (feat. Jennifer Nettles) - Do What You Can (Single)
Deftones - Genesis (Single)
nothing,nowhere. - pretend (Single)
Sam Smith - Diamonds (Single)
LANY - cowboy in LA (Single)
Run River North - Hummingbird (Single)
Future Islands - Moonlight (Single)
COIN - You Are the Traffic (Single)
Smallpools - cycle (Single)
Local Natives - Statues in the Garden (Arras) (Single)
Pendulum - Drive / Nothing For Free (Singles)
Death Valley Girls - Under the Spell of Joy (Single)
Sufjan Stevens - Sugar (Single)
Jenny Owen Youngs - Vampire Weeknight (The One AM Radio Remix) (Single)
Justin Bieber (feat. Chance the Rapper) - Holy (Single)
Action Bronson (feat. Hologram & Lauren Mayhem) - Mongolia (Single)
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2020.04.23 23:16 Ilovechicken458 I broke it off with a depressed friend who talked ill of me to everybody

This has happened for about a year now. I wouldn't say I got over it. Long post ahead. I'm very sorry.
I got two very close friends in college. I'm introverted and limit myself to very few people to emotionally invest myself in. The first friend I made this close was N, and the second is J.
I met N first and we hit it off. During the first few years, I tried to be in the same classes, matched our schedules (because I was quite the clingy type). I rarely find people I vibe with and I'm a little guarded in this regard because a previous friend I made easily switched me off for someone else. There was that time I invested a lot of effort, but was not given any back.
N tends to be the straightforward type. I like his honesty and frankness, and I truly value his opinion a lot. I said I'd rather say it to me rather than to somebody else. We were both artists, so we exchanged feedback on many things. Nonetheless, there were times he could be insensitive with some remarks (not directed at art, but more like comment about certain things about me here and there). I accepted the comments because I thought they were intended well and I did say I would like to hear them directly instead of from somebody else, but I think they creeped into my self-image and overall self-esteem at some point that I had to turn to some of my older friends to reaffirm myself: ex. am I really like N said?
So I had to take a break. Compared to what I did with matching classes and all, I laid low to crawl into my own safe space to recover. I temporarily lessened our time together but still checked in once in a while--invited out for lunch and whatnot.
During this time, I met J. J is a friend different from everyone I've been friends with. She's the outgoing, extroverted type that I never expected I would be friends with--her wavelength stretches way too far from mine. But somehow we vibe, and I never knew I needed someone like this until then. I guess she helped restore most of that self-esteem and love for myself.
I didn't want to give up friendship with N because it would be shallow to do that lol. I know peeps won't always be the same, and there were stuff about N that I loved--sense of humor and our similar love for art. So I tried to check in on N now that I was more emotionally stable. N, during this period, had grown distant. He found a roommate I think he liked better as a friend lol. Which is good because he wasn't the only one who found someone else to hang out with. I grew a little sad though. He started to decline my invites for lunches and would rather go home. I tried to go out to catch up with him, only to realize he had some prior sched lined up with his roomie. I didn't feel comfortable infringing on their space considering I wasn't part of the plan, so I would say "oh no never mind. I'll go first."
Now, N has some heavy family issues. Lacks confidence at times because of lack of family support on what he does and loves. I tried to be that friend to back him up the best I could, but I knew I alone wouldn't be enough to satisfy that issue of his. He undergoes therapy once in a while, but his depression would grow worse as time passed by. I was trying to be understanding and supportive--lending ear to his stories whenever we would meet up in the hallways by accident. It was the only way I would know what was going on with him.
Nonetheless, he started snapping. He yelled at me to "shut the fuck up" when I tried to participate in the conversation we were having with J (so there were three of us talking). Note: N and J were friends too. I felt hurt this time because the bite and the tone was different.
I knew I wouldn't be getting an apology so I let it slide (because knowing N, he was a little on the prideful side. He would not admit a mistake if he saw it like that.) I did cry a little, and J told me she knew that I was hurt from the encounter.
That issue was left alone and we never spoke of it again. Though I held some contempt for a while, I eventually let it go (I coughed it up to being my sensitive self) and invited them out. N would decline every time unless a miracle happened.
Then there was our last year of college.
In one class, there were some discussions being done for a final project. I asked N if he'd like to team up. He would ask blankly "There's a project?" to which I jokingly replied "You dumb bro, there is." And he would snap in a brutish tone, "You're the dumb one! There's no project!"
I knew he probs had a bad day, so I let him be and retreated. Before the class ended, the professor said to "group up" for the project he said didn't existed. And, a little red in the face, he ignored me and asked someone else to partner up.
Then came another day.
In a different class, there was a project we had to work on and we grouped up (N, J, two other classmates, and me.) We were supposed to go out in the field for research, but only J and I ended up going. The others were busy. Since the field work was some tough work worth two days of well...field work in another town three hours worth of trip away, we expected we could gather the data and leave the three others to fill in the blanks and assemble everything. There was also more work to do now that there were only the two of us. Now, one bitchy classmate started nitpicking about how we didn't get the address for the establishments we went ti and all the minor details they could pick up by Google, and N commented (quite rudely) from the side, that "you couldn't even do that?"
And it pissed me off. Because I felt all the work we'd done in those two days to be undermined...J felt the same. Because we'd gone through some shit, spent some money. We went on that field work for stuff that couldn't be found off books from the library and some small info a google search away had to be a big issue.
Like usual, it wasn't like we would get an apology. But it frustrated both J and me, so I suggested perhaps it would be better to split up from the other two (N and the other classmate) since it felt like we would be taking on more than half of the work--especially since there were three of them. So we did. We split the group and left N and the frustrating classmate complaining with him).
I was a bit frustrated and posted a rant on Twitter about the issue, and how it felt like I was "back in High School" getting left behind. I didn't drop names, btw. It's all vague expression of frustration. Now, this was probably a bad move. And it was. This'll come back to bite me later.
The next day, N would brush by J and I rudely, saying "I don't like it when people kick me out of the group without telling me." He left before we could explain ourselves. He turned a deaf ear and did not even stop.
And it turned out the dude hadn't been added into the group chat and was not informed of the details of our new arrangement. We thought he was informed (bec the other classmate complaining about the details of our field work were saying "N agrees with me" and all), but not once did he reach out to us to tell us (in the two week's worth of time we had) that he wasn't in the group nor check up on the progress of the project at all. It was probably my fault too (because I did not remember to add him) and it leaves me wondering how things would have turned out had I actually done things differently.
Now, shit about to go down.
Dude saw my post on Twitter and (in the middle of the fucking night, 2am, while I was rushing a take-home exam) sent me a message through Facebook telling me "if I had the guts to confront him directly."
I probably should have not dived in at the height of my emotion, but the way he'd been treating me came back to slap me hard, and I started biting back in retalation--all the feelings of hurt I have buried came crawling back to the surface.
I told him he had a bad attitude, and he would say "it's not an attitude, I was depressed."
And this frustrated me. I couldn't possibly say anything more that would go down the depression road, because I'd be told I was dismissing his struggles. I trod around the matter cautiously, and he seemed to pick up on my hesitance. So, I asked him: "What exactly do you expect from me?"
He said "Loyalty."
I went bruh. I'm a human being with feelings. I'm not a fucking dog. Have I not given enough lol? So I was supposed to yap and bark happily while you hit me with a stick?
He would continue to say I was making this about me, and how I was being narcissistic for bring "me" up. And I told him friendship went both ways--how could I understand him if he doesn't want to be understood? How hard have I been trying to reach out to him this entire time?
Was I supposed to be left blind, patting my way in the dark, wondering if he was in the right "mood" all the time? And yes, what about me? Was it selfish to think about myself? Or am I just a punching bag for frustrations he could not take out on somebody else?
And the worse things have yet to come.
He started, to my horror, talking about me to other people. Now, I had some confidence that the issue would be kept between ourselves at least. Because hey, this is a private matter. It's common sense this is private quarrell and no irrelevant people had any business getting involved. But nooo...like, I wasn't expecting much from you, but boy was this low.
I felt like I was in the middle of a celebrity scandal. I went like: Hey, Kim Kardashian? I'm taking up your screen time honey. All the private issues were just laid bare for everyone to see.
He would go on and say I was dismissing his mental health issues and being selfish, how I had a "messiah complex" thinking to save him when all I had been was selfish and jealous--who could not bear to see him find a friend in somebody else and understand his situation. How I was "arrogant" for saying I was the "breadwinner" (which I NEVER called myself) and being proud of how I was working to support myself through college, and at the same time, helping support my family with the money I earn (my dad was in a car accident three years ago. He had an insurance to cover for the treatment, but he had no income coming in. Apparently, he had a lot of debt we didn't know about in the bank.)
Anyway, N cropped our messages, particularly the part when I called him out on his "attitude," and posted them in public. Of course, without the context, you would think I was the devil in this struggle lol. I'm pretty sure everyone in our college thought that way at this point, especially since I didn't talk about the matter to anyone until he started ranting. Knowing how loose his mouth was at that point, I wouldn't be surprised if he talked ill of me with the teachers.
And I cried lol. I don't think I've felt betrayed this much. He tried to manipulate the public opinion, and he won to an extent, but we were graduating anyway. I wouldn't be seeing all these faces he would try to make me look bad to. And even if there was this issue, I had long since been done with college (like not literally, but studies and everything seemed to be things I was surviving, especially since I was already knee-deep in actual labor).
He told me "I knew you would leave me after two years. I told you, I'm cursed. Everyone leaves me behind."
To which I replied: "It's not a curse if you brought it onto yourself. And FYI, I lasted three years."
And I left the chat.
Now, I know this view is really subjective. I would say I'm not the perfect friend, and I've had my fair share of blunders. However, I really tried my best with this one. I developed bad anxiety and trauma though. Not really the best take aways?
I don't think I can ever bring myself to talk to N ever. I wish him all the best though, and I still sincerely wish he would find someone strong enough to stay with him and help him through it all. Heck, I'm a way too sensitive soul and he's quite the fierce one (a Leo). He's quite the romantic type too, so I think he would do well with a supportive partner. I just wish he would find the strength to become the best version of himself he can muster, because I don't think anybody can ever save themselves from themselves. Some journeys are made to be walked alone, and I'm starting to realize maybe I wasn't made to walk with him on this one. I'd happily take the role of the villain he wants me to be for this moment of his life if it means he can move on and find more meaningful relationships (I know he would continue to see me that way. He'd probably love to talk about our once upon a time lolz). I'd reached the end point for this and even with the opportunity, I don't think I'd be willing to walk down that road either.
Anyway, I just let it out in here because I felt the need to tell my side of the story at least. I don't know. Must've been that frustration about being made the bad guy or something.
Thank you so much for your time. Any advice on the "move on" part and self-reflection would be nice. I feel like going over this experience positively would help me see it better? Are there any what-ifs and then-agains you can help point out?
Thank you!
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2020.03.02 11:53 karlallan I started rapidly diffuse thinning at 22. I'm 42 now and have as much hair as I did at 16. AMA

My hair as it looks today
Hey all. I pop my head in fairly frequently to this sub and see a lot of the same questions and concerns come up. I've been beating back baldness for 20 years and I've tried just about everything--fin, min, ketoconazole, supplements, peptides, serums, PRP, microneedling, and a bunch more. I thought I might be able to offer my experience up for those who might find it helpful. I'll try to proactively address as many questions as I can in this post but ask away if you have other questions.
At 22 I started losing my hair fast. In the late 90s hair was about all guys had in terms of ways we could change our appearance. My hair was my identity and losing it felt literally like my life was over. I obsessed about it all the time. It affected my work, my relationships, and my ability to enjoy life.
Right about the time I turned 23 one of my friends had joined a band that was having a lot of success. They were on tour and came to Boston where I lived and we started talking about hair loss. They all told me that they were on propecia and that I should get on it. My response was that I had heard it caused sexual side effects, would make me grow hair on my back, and wouldn't work. They said none of it was true so I made a doctor's appointment for the next week. My doc told me his sons were on it and I shouldn't be concerned so I started it right away.
Before I started propecia, my hair was shedding by what felt like a fistful everyday. About 4 months in to taking fin the shedding started to slow significantly. Within a year the shedding had completely reversed. About a year and half in my hair was restored to what it was before it started thinning.
I took propecia for 15 years with a couple breaks in the middle. I got off it almost 5 years ago at 38 on the advice of a doctor. I've used a combination of min, PRP, microneedling, and other topicals to keep my hair line and density what it is. Below are answers to a bunch of questions I've seen or anticipate being asked grouped by category. Feel free to ask any others you have in the comments--I'm a pretty open book. Also, not my real name so not much to lose by answering.
Side Effects and Post Finasteride Syndrome (PFS)
Does fin work?
How have you kept that magnificent head of hair you have?
What other products do you use or have you tried?
Current Regimen
Products I'm experimenting with but haven't used long enough to ascertain impact
Products I've Tried with Positive Results
Products with no or unknown impact
How did you figure out your regimen and learn what you know?
Dermaroller cleaning instructions
Change the roller out Every 100 to 150 uses. Clean them afterwards by taking a plastic cup, placing some gauze at the bottom for padding (you want to be careful not to bend or damage the needles) add a cup of warm water and a couple denture tablets and let them soak for 30 minutes or so. It sounds weird I know but denture tablets contain enzymes meant to dissolve proteins that alcohol won’t. After they’ve soaked in the denture solution rinse them off with water first and then alcohol and let them dry completely before storing. Best way to keep them sanitary.
Hope this is helpful to some of you at the beginning of your journey. I wish you all the best--do the research and you can get where you want to go. If not, start saving up and DM me and I'll get you the name of the doc who does all the guys in hollywood--apparently he's not cheap but worth it. But if you're like me, you'd rather avoid that in the first place.
Edit: Bullet formatting.
Edit 2: Wnt signaling pathway clarification.
Edit 3: Before and after PRP photos added.
Edit 4: Dermaroller cleaning instructions
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2020.03.01 21:54 bluebetaoddeye 200209 LOONA [#] Release Fansign #1 @ Dangsan TCC Center Roundup

Translations from attendees via @orrey_nim and other various sources as stated below // img
For this fansign, the seating order is random (they drew lots)
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Fans asked what unnie fans are like to yeojin and she said they’re like yeojin’s shield, on yeojin’s side... irreplaceable, whom she’s thankful for 🥺🥺🥺😭
Op asked some members who they wanted to be with if they changed partners for frequency of the moon, and 3 of them (Jinsoul Hyunjin Go Won) said Yves
Jinsoul (while laughing hard): "hasooyoung! Hasooyoung! Hasooyoung!"
But didn't say why
The other two said that Yves got along well with them in conversation these days.
Go won said Yves is Hyunjin's fav these days
Heejin started singing "happy birthday to you~" but then said ah there's no time to do things like this at fansigns so i'll just stop here 😂
Heejin liked the fruits at Thailand so much. she wants to have more durian (not really sold in korea.)
OP told her she could probably find it at a Thai market in Itaewon and she reacted so excitedly 😁
Heejin was fascinated by the breathing holes in my mask, the person next to me told her about them 😂 and she was like "unnie your mask has breathing holes too!"
OP said Heejin looked so cute, looking more like a rabbit as times goes on.
SoWhat is a strong concept but everyone calls m e cute. I don't think I looked tough in the MV either, I'll have to work harder.. Am I not maturing even though I'm getting older 😭?"
OP: no you were a baby-🐰 before, now you're an adult-🐰
🐰: whew what a relief
Heejin: I changed my hair color to a brown tone too, but no one noticed 😭 I want to try a super noticeable red or a silver like Go Won, I'll have to talk to BBC about it...
OP: (But... What can I even do about that though...)
Heejin told OP to call BBC😭😂
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🐰: Do you have a favorite song on the album? My favorite is Number 1 right now.
✨: Mine too!
🐰: I worked extra hard on that song for orbits! Hey, has your Korean gotten better since last year?
✨: I didn’t study at all..
🐰:I didn’t either!!
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Heejin was excited to rap and she wanted to do it in a deeper voice but the director wanted it to be higher so she was a bit disappointed
OP: Heejin🐰 had colored lenses on yesterday, I told her it looked great; never saw her with them.
She said that they weren't allowed to before.
OP: Not allowed?!?!
🐰: Hyunjin and I weren't allowed to wear lenses~ but I wanted to this time so I just tried em!
She said she wanted to try contacts not from Korea, so she even bought some from abroad
Heejin said that if Butterfly's choreo was 50% difficulty, SoWhat choreo is 80% difficulty, as it's a bit ~ a lot more tiring than Butterfly
Heejin also said that for the Sowhatchallenge, if you just watch Heejin's details and do the same, you can quickly follow along
OP: Ah, so I need to review Heejin's video over and over again
Heejin: Yes, details are very important!
Hyunjin: the company said they planned to constantly keep my hair black but they suddenly decided to dye it 😮 and these days we're filming a ton of stuff so there's going to be a TON of content 😭
Hyunjin said her hair was bleached then redone.
She said that the most fun recording she had after promos started was Shin Dong Gayo? She hasn't seen it yet though.
She said smacking the eggplant away was funny too
(See: 1theK Originals, GAP CRUSH, 0:16)
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Hyunjin said she talked to haseul the morning of fan sign and haseul has adopted a new puppy named latte and it’s a poodle, OP wants a vlive with pets
Working hard for this comeback...and suddenly Hyunjin told me about Haseul (actually I didnt ask anything about Haseul to all Loona member) but Hyunjin suddenly said that always contact with haseul and she's okay dont worry Hyunjin smile after that 😭😭😭
We're having our comeback, but lots of my friends from school will be around! I'm waiting for Chaerin (Cherry Bullet) to come next week!
Yeojin might've seen this on the news but she does this forearm-bump instead of high-fives (T/N: it's to reduce hand-contact with NCoV going on)
Next to her, #OliviaHye sees this and just laughs
OP told Yeojin her age, to which Yeojin says "so I'm old now too..... (sigh) have you eaten, then"
Yeojin told OP she's all grown up now, she'll be graduating soon at School of Performing Arts Seoul, so come and see her at graduation (op: lol you have A YEAR left!!)
Yeojin: I haven't been to school for so long, I feel like I'll get in trouble from my teacher..
Only Orbits say they never get into trouble, but mom's always nagging at me like "IM YEOJIN!!!!" too 😞
OP: I consoled her by saying my mom always scolds me too..
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From my friend who attended the fansign for us 🥺
Yeojin is such an incredibly sweet girl who appreciated every gift we got for her 😭
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Yeojin promised she would wear the earrings we got her 😭😭 she specifically promised she'd wear them on The Show, but I didn't include that in the fanacct bc I didn't wanna hope for it...
Op: which member would you like to make your packed lunch for you, for the CSAT?
Yeojin: my mom...
Op: your mom... No one from loona?
Yeojin: (looks at members, tilts head) my mom... (thinks) although... Yves-unnie?
Op: what do you want to eat?
Yeojin: mul-tteok! (Korean rice cakes in a soup/broth). Sooyoung-unnie makes that well.
It was #Vivi's first time going to Everland in Korea (Watch LOONA the TAM!)
She's okay with riding rollercoasters, but she gets scared and hunches over whenever she rides them. She said she's kinda the type that enjoys scary things😁
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Vivi has been eating kimbap a lot and she likes meat with hot soup
Olivia Hye talked about hoppang (korean stuffed bun) just before the fansign so OP asked if Vivi liked hoppang. Vivi said she preferred other breads, like cakes and the dessert types.
OP asked Vivi what she does the most these days
Vivi said: performing SoWhat
OP: what other things do you do?
Vivi: Other things? Things I do every day... record.. eat.. sleep.. rest... practice...
(OP: soo cute lol but my q was.. i guess that's right..)
OP: I asked Vivi if there were any tough times prepping for the cb.
Vivi said it was hard because they wanted to come back sooner but just weren't able to, and that nothing else was as tiring; practice wasn't tiring at all. She's glad to be back & promoting
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Kimlip likes to hear that she looks like taeyeon and Suzy LOL bbc staff and her friends tell her that, she likes hearing that she looks like taeyeon the most
"After #KimLip unnie heard my age she said be sure to wear your school uniform.
She said she wore her uniform for all 3 years but she still wants to wear it; she said you'll regret not wearing it as much later"
OP: as soon as I sat down I said "happy birthday child Kim Jungeun"
KimLip: "happy birthday child Kim Jungeun~"
OP: 😣😣(cute)
KimLip went onstage with a cone party hat and was like "aren't you going to wish Kim Jungeun the kid a happy birthday..."
Orbits: "Happy birthday, Kim Jungeun the kid~~~"
Orbits: Do you like hearing "Kim Jungeun the kid?"
Kim Lip: yes i do
KimLip's fav outfit from SoWhat is the red suit
OP: What'll you do on your birthday?
Lip: I gotta work... 😔
(OP: sorry...)
KimLip As a kid, Lip was playing at the playground once, and some other kid shot her with a bb gun (she told the story with an expression like, "how could you do this to me!")
She didn't know where the kid was, So she just yelled, "WHO WAS THAT?"
"Stop shooting!!!!"
KimLip: "So these things are scary."
Tries shooting the BB gun
She also said she loved having her bday during promotions. She spent her days in the practice room, so being congratulated by fans is so nice.
OP: "It would've been even better if your birthday was today..."
Kim Lip: "Yeah, right?😥"
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Continuation of LipSoul push pull relationship. In summary Lip venting about Jinsoul being mean to her. Apparently she has to love her but not only pushes lip away. Lip tried to glare/pout at Jinsoul but she had a fan so lip just got poutier.
KimLip upon hearing that there was only an hour and some minutes until her birthday
Lip: I need to sleep soon... (mumbles)
OP Jinsoul do you like your hair?
🐟: "It's my first time with this hair so I was a bit worried.
So after the photoshoot I did some searching--"
OP laughs
🐟: What? I can go searching too!!
She saw edits of her+bangs and got worried that someone saw her.
OP: I said it was my birthday so she asked if I enjoyed it.
I said, "yeah of course."
Then Jinsoul was like, "So you've already had drinks???" and kept going so I said "no, no--"
Jinsoul: Well if wasn't drinking, what else is there to enjoy....?
Jinsoul said she doesn't play Talesrunner. She said she plays Lovebeat instead
(Lovebeat is a casual rhythm game)
Jinsoul🐟 that her bangs looked good
🐟: OP lower your hair too, actually don't, pretty people look good even when they don't do anything
OP: You look good when you do nothing too^
🐟: Huh, my mom wouldn't like hearing someone telling me that~
OP gave Jinsoul an RPG-Loona sticker they made
Jinsoul: wow did you make this??
OP: yeah I drew it!
Jinsoul: Whoa! This? These pixels? Yourself? You do art? Whoa!
Jinsoul's fav song in [#] USED to be Oh, but now it's Ddaeng Ddaeng Ddaeng.
She added slyly😏 "so I've listening to those LOONA albums on my way to work... Heat is quite nice, LOONA songs are quite nice~"
Jinsoul said she was even on the Lovebeat homepage once with a short [text-]interview or something
OP: I'm not jealous
(Lovebeat is a casual rhythm game)
Jinsoul calls GoWon "baby" and treats her cutely because?
Jinsoul: "Chaewon is cute!! ㅇ_ㅇ"
Jinsoul doesn't call Go Won "princess" much these days though.
Jinsoul: "If you call her a princess too much, she starts to really think she is one, so..."
Choerry doesn't really know her alcohol tolerance yet. She said hasn't had drinks until she was like "hololololo~😵"
"But aren't you not supposed to drink to that point...?"
"That's right 😂"
Back when they were traveling to and from school, apparently Choerry and Olivia Hye would talk about the loonaverse/lore
Choerry🍒 was sooo TT she was like unnie its been so long it's so cold isn't it--
I said I took a taxi and she was like aw it must've been so cold, the coldness surprised me when I stepped outside today..
I said ahh Choerry you're already an adult
She was like 😲 righttt my age doesn't start with 1 anymore, it starts with a 2, what do I do now? No way...
I said "Yeah plz be 19 again 😭🤣"
🍒: "ah seriously I wanna be 19 again, when I was young I wanted to be an adult and play with the unnies but now that I'm here..😭
Choerry wants to choreograph and write songs, or just plan out some content and record it.
Choerry asked OP what they wanted to see and she said anything with you babies' faces on it is fun. Choerry asked if there was anything more fun but OP ran out of time.
Choerry's (🍒) credited idea was at 0:23 SoWhat
Other members are interns and she was promoted from Assistant manager (Choi-daeri) to Team Lead.
OP asked if 🍒would hire her if 🍒 got promoted to CEO next; 🍒said that she would do the interview herself...
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Choerry wants to do like escape room content....
When asked if she and Olivia Hye have had drinks together, Choerry said yes after some thinking. But she hasn't gone until she was drunk 😅 and she said that she thinks she's an alright drinker
Choerry told OP to do SoWhatChallenge
OP: I said "but normally don't all the uploader's friends share these?" then Choerry said she doesn't have any.. So we both went silent..
I said that I saw them make a bunch of friends at ISAC, she said she had none..
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Yves choreographed heejin jumping out during her rap part
Yves said she wants to try a bunch of idol hair styles, and a short-cut hairstyle is on her bucket list
Yves asked where on the album she should sign.
OP: please sign the white picture
Yves: Yeah I don't really like the red pictures either, these ones look better
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Yves has to put gel, wax, and water for that wet hair look and it’s really hard to wash it off she has to use conditioner first and then shampoo and then conditioner again
Yves) Breaking News: Chuu's being even louder today
Chuu) Whaaat?
Chuu) Today, Yves is even more--
Yves) (pretty)
Chuu) pretty ahaahaha that was a lie...
Chuu-unnie coughed a tiny bit then went like "no i'm not sick seriously!!" (etc continued)...
OP: I couldn't get a word in
(Fan taking a little too long to move over to Chuu's seat)
Chuu: "waiting!! Chuu is waiting!!!!"
OP: When I was about to move on I almost grabbed Chuu's hand but I said "Get away! You'll get corona!!"
Chuu: "Unnie! I AM corona!"
Chuu kept asking if I was okay, if I was feeling sick, if I was doing alright... I just said "yeah yep yes I'm fine" but when I moved to the next seat our fingers grazed each other...
Chuu (loudly): "😲We made contact! SHUSH shush this is our secret"
Chuu said she watched the Inkigayo ending with the members for post-show monitoring, and said that they said she looked like a tired puppy.
Chuu then wailed about how she doesn't think neutral expressions suit her that well
OP: I wore a cone-party hat and went to Chuu's seat. Chuu asked "is it your birthday?!"
She didn't wait for my answer and just sang happy birthday to Kim Lip next to her😂 since I wasn't the first in the party hat squad..
KimLip said she wanted cheesecakes so Chuu apparently wrote "cheese" on her palm
Chuu: Cheesecake?! I'll get you one!!
Lip: Thaaaanks!!
OP: Chuu was like "omg long time on see~~"
Then she saw the ring I had on
Chuu: "unnie are you dating??? Who!!!"
(my dad gifted it to me..)
Chuu: Don't lie~ Ahh it's on your 3rd finger.. I thought someone stole you away from me... My own misunderstanding~
Chuu remembered me just by my voice which shocked me... We talked about hair and Chuu said she wanted to try short hair like Yves too.
Chuu worried a ton about whether she could pull off the rap part in SoWhat 😥
OP told her it was so good and that she was so cute but she said "iiing but I shouldn't be cute there!"
👤: chuu you look cute today!!
Yves: This just in, Chuu is cute today
Chuu: Am I cute only today?
👤: all the ti-
Yves: Yes!
Chuu: Thank you~ Ahh, you all look very sexy today?
Yves: 😮
GoWon's roommate is a secret. There's a behind-the-scenes story about how they picked roommates so "perhaps.. you'll be able to see later?"
GoWon also said she worried about her hair, but actually she had silver hair for Butterfly, she just didn't promote with silver hair
Though new managers came in and other members have been to the hospital together, GoWon says that she hasn't been to the hospital once, and asserts that she's very healthy.
GoWon that SoWhat stage is so awesome and looks so hard.
Go Won said they've practiced Hi High>Butterfly>So What at once before.
And that 1 SoWhat feels like doing Butterfly 5x, or Hi High, like 8x... They're all so out of breath afterwards.
OP talked about how nervous they were; Olivia Hye said she was feeling awkward and nervous too since its been so long since their last fansign
OP gave a feather to Olivia Hye🐺
🐺: What's this? Ah, a feather~ Is this because it was in the [#SoWhat] MV?
OliviaHye: we had a fansign here near my debut, and next month it'll be 2 years since my debut. It feels so weird, do you think I've developed a lot?
She also said she wants to try red suit + wet hair (like in the SoWhat MV) on the next music show stage.
OliviaHye asked OP who their favorite was.
OP: "LOONA" Olivia Hye: "so that means it's not me... iinggg"
(and then drew this on OP's album) tweet now not available from comments looks like her face.
Olivia Hye about Choerry saying they tried drinks together. OP asked who she thought would get drunk first.
Hye: (thinking seriously)... Choerry. What did she say?
OP: I didn't ask but she probably would've said herself too haha
Olivia Hye guesses that she could drink up to 3 bottles (she said with a confident expression).
She also said she wanted to try a short hairstyle too.
Finally, she has been enjoying 1 hoppang (Korean stuffed bun) a day these days
OP told Olivia hye that all the content they've been giving these days feels like indigestion, there's sooo much. Hye said she used to check 1 or 2 things after getting home but she can't get thru it all now after her daily schedule either.
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OP asked Olivia Hye “you are so popular in japan~so it could be nice if you send a message to japanese fans~🥺” then hyejoo said “just wait a little bit~thank you~!” in japanese well and she wrote cutely that words in japanese too
Lip passes the scrambled lots from oldest member to youngest
Kim Lip catching a bug
Hyunjin and Yves
Chuvves reading
Kim Lip and plushie
Kim Lip it’s my birthday tomorrow
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2019.09.04 06:29 HitlerFallacyBot Hitler Hunt for 9/3/2019

I found 74 Hitlers in Politics today.

Mike Pence staying at Trump golf resort in Ireland despite all meetings happening on other side of country US vice-president accused of corruption after decision to enrich boss' private business
McConnell Complains ‘Moscow Mitch’ Moniker Is ‘Over The Top’
Trump insists meteorologists are wrong and he is right to say Hurricane Dorian could have hit Alabama
Governing by Owning the Libs — When a president’s entire motivation is to antagonize the people who didn’t vote for him.
Trump Allies Reportedly Raising Money to Target Journalists
People Can’t Believe How Easily Kim Jong Un ‘Played’ Donald Trump “Kim has ridden Trump like a pony.”
'Wow. Just... Wow:' Trump roasted for congratulating Poland on WWII anniversary
Trump congratulates Poland on its Nazi invasion
An Unholy Alliance Against Public Transit: Uber and the Kochs aren't often mentioned in the same sentence. But the rideshare company has joined the far-right billionaire-funded operation on a libertarian crusade to destroy public transit.
Trump Allies Reportedly Trying to Raise Millions to Find Damaging Info on Journalists
Trump refused to back down from his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama, even after the National Weather Service said it was false
The rise and rise of Elizabeth Warren
'Naked Attack on the Free Press': Trump Allies Reportedly Raising $2 Million for Campaign to Discredit Journalists
Trump's 2020 pitch: A powerless presidency Analysis: The most powerful man in the world would like voters to know he is beset on all sides by sinister forces that deprive him of the authority he needs to deliver on his vision for America.
Trump was so angry after China's trade retaliation that he wanted to double tariffs
Trump campaign's brilliant new tactic: Whining about media bias, as the right has for years Going back to Nixon and Newt, conservatives have excelled at "working the refs." And it's always effective
Report: Trump Wanted To Obliterate The U.S. Economy To Get Revenge On China
After Odessa shooting, Trump chooses to focus on knife crime in London
Mike Pence stayed at a Trump hotel 180 miles away from his Ireland meetings — for “safety”
Pro-Trump super PAC paid thousands to firm owned by Trump's campaign manager
Mike Pence can't be 'anti-gay' because he was at a lunch with the Irish prime minister's boyfriend, White House spokesman says
White House Spokesperson Argues Mike Pence Isn’t Anti-Gay In Worst Possible Way
Andrew Yang: We're scapegoating immigrants for economic problems
Why is the Russian meddling in 2016 such a big secret? I’m not allowed to say.
Donald Trump Congratulates Poland as Nation Marks Somber Anniversary of NAZI Invasion: 'We also have many Polish People in Our Country'
Trump Defends Golf Outings as Hurricane Dorian Threatens U.S.
Trump administration says Mike Pence can't be homophobic because he agreed to meet Irish PM and his same-sex partner
Congress must officially apologize for slavery before America can think about reparations: A national apology would not be the last word on righting the historical wrong — leaving open the reparations question — but it would be an essential act of contrition.
Trump and Biden have the same message
James Mattis Gives the Country a Warning
New Hampshire Governor: Bernie Sanders Policies Sound Like They’re Written By Nicolas Maduro
Sieg Heil! I mean... Beep Boop, I am a robot.
My purpose is to find and link comments in Politics that contain the word 'Hitler'
Since my birth, I have found a total of 47730 Hitlers in Politics. On average, I found 80 Hitlers per day.
Today, I read 33912 comments. In total, I have read 26092705 comments.
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2019.05.21 20:05 Nickbotic I just got married! Wanna know my secret to finding your perfect partner?

This story was removed from NoSleep for 'not being horror", so I suppose I'll just post it here.
You guys, anyone who’s reading this, I just married the love of my life! I AM SO HAPPY!
Let me tell you about her!
Her name is Kimberly Botic (née Taylor), and she is just...perfection. Pure perfection. She has the most beautiful eyes, a sparking set of light browns that could light up a room. She has the most perfect, full lips you’ve ever seen, they’re the first thing I noticed, so red against her perpetually-tanned Filipino skin.
Our personalities are so in sync, I still can’t believe it. We love all the same things. We have the same interest in movies, in music, and lucky for me, we’re both homebodies. I’ve always had terrible anxiety, and I live a life now where I’m afforded the comfort of staying home most of the time, only having to go out when I absolutely need to. Some might say that’s unhealthy, but so be it. I’m happy, she’s happy, WE’RE happy! It’s weird saying “we” and meaning me and my WIFE. I love it.
If I have one complaint, and it’s really not that big of a deal at all if I’m being honest, it’s that I’m usually the one that needs to initiate sex. Not all the time, mind you, sometimes she’ll cast a glance from across the room, and she knows exactly what to wear when she’s in the mood to really get me going, but more often than not I’m the one that needs to set the stage.
But again, it’s not a big deal. No marriage is perfect. I have things that annoy her, she has a few that annoy me. Let me tell you, she can get an at-ti-tude. If we’re having an argument (which is hardly often), she definitely proves that she has the mouth of a Williams woman, as her family would say. The worst is when she just flat out ignores me. I’ve never met someone with whom I can converse more comfortably and freely, but when she gets mad, she becomes a stone wall.
I know I already said it, but she is so beautiful, you guys. I’ve never been more attracted to anyone in my entire life. She’s much shorter than me; I’m 6’5” while she stands at a mere 5’2”! Her hair is yet another thing I love about her. She’s a natural brunette, but she has streaks of blonde and a bit of dark red mixed in there. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and it’s one of those things that I never knew I was extremely attracted to until I saw it for the first time. If I had to pick one thing on her that isn’t absolutely perfect (and she’d be the first to admit it herself), it’s that one of her legs is just a tiny bit shorter than the other! It’s really unique, and she jokes about it all the time.
One last thing about her looks (I’m sorry! I know it’s probably annoying, I’m just very proud that I’ve been fortunate enough to get such a beautiful woman to love me!), is her tattoos. She has a couple of them, but my favorite one is on her right thigh. It’s a koi fish with rainbow scales, and she had it done by an artist who really knew how to do colors; they pop so brightly, in a way that, with no offense intended, could only be accomplished on that perfect shade of pale skin. Of the work she’s had done (which isn’t much; besides her tattoos she’s just had some very minor cosmetic work done), that’s the best.
But okay! Enough about her looks. We got married two days ago, and already it feels like we’ve been married for decades, and I mean that in the best way possible! As I mentioned, we both very much prefer staying home to going out. Women I’ve let into my life in the past always complained about not wanting to go anywhere, but Kim, she’s more than happy to just curl up on the couch, or in her favorite chair in our living room, and watch TV :). She’s never once complained! Seriously, how perfect is she for me?
Our wedding ceremony, which we held at our house, was exactly how we wanted it: small. And by small, I mean it was just us, the officiate, and two witnesses, all of whom are our friends. We held the reception immediately after the ceremony, and we told them they could stay as long as they like. But if I’m being honest, they’ve overstayed their welcome.
Joseph, the officiate, in particular, has been perpetually hanging out in our living room, and while I’m assertive enough to ask him to leave, my beautiful wife doesn’t want to be rude. The other two (a couple), at least, have just been keeping to themselves in our guest room in the basement, and I’m sure you can guess what they’re doing.
Sorry, this has just been one big long brag post. But there’s a point to it. The point is to illustrate that you can find your perfect someone. For me, it took going on dates with a number of different women before the right one was an option.
The first was a few months back, a stunning woman named Katherine Williams. She had long, flowing blonde hair, a beautiful pair of brown eyes, and we clicked on a lot of levels. I liked most her outgoing personality. She came home with me, but we ultimately just weren’t perfect for each other, and for a marriage to work, a couple needs to be perfect for each other.
The next was about a week after that, with a tall Irish woman with a whole bunch of tattoos (I’m talking arms, legs, even one on her neck). She was built like a swimsuit model, with breathtakingly long legs and a full head of the most luxurious red hair you’ve ever seen. She too came home with me, but again, the spark I was looking for just wasn’t there. Like with Katherine before her, there were some things I liked about her, but overall, she just wasn’t the one for me.
The third date, coincidentally, was named Kim. Of all these women, she was the one who had the most of what I was looking for in a partner. She had long brown hair, gorgeous blue eyes, and before her, I hadn’t known I was especially attracted to women shorter than me. We had dinner, we had drinks, and we ended up back at my place, but she just wasn’t the one.
It was a conversation with Kim that helped me realize exactly what I was looking for.
Each of these three women had certain traits that I loved, Kim most of all.
So I took Kim downstairs where the other two lovely ladies had been hanging out, got them all together, took them all apart, then put them back together, and before I knew it, I’d finally landed the perfect woman!
I already had two friends who’d been in my other icebox in the basement for about a month. They were kind enough to act as witnesses to me and the love of my life tying the knot.
When Katherine’s brother came by looking for her after using the ‘Find My iPhone’ thing, he was kind enough to accept my invitation inside, and even kinder when he agreed to officiate my forthcoming union! But now that he did it, I just want him to leave. All he’s doing is stinking up the place, the lazy son of a gun. I’m gonna use the fact that we have a fly problem in our house to make them leave; I’m calling an exterminator, so none of them can be here (thank goodness)!
So, to anyone out there who feels like they’re unlucky at love, I just wanna say: don’t give up.
The right one is out there for you. Go on dates. Meet new people. I guarantee that each man, woman, or otherwise that you meet will possess a quality that you like. All you need to do is mix and match :).
But oh boy, Kim is me giving the look. You know, the look, and like I said, that doesn’t happen all that often. So I better sign off ;)
Best of luck!
-- A very happy married man :)
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2018.09.11 02:40 goldfeathered Upoznavanje: statistika, kombinatorika i strategija

Upoznavanje i dejtovanje (radi stupanja u vezu) nije lako ni strejtašima, ali nama pederima je - objektivno - bar za red veličina teže.
Prvo, jer nas je 10x manje.
Drugo, jer je bar 80% gej tipova u ormaru, i skoro potpuno neprimetno i nepristupačno žive život kao strejteri uz povremene seksualne izlete, kategorički odbijajući mogućnost da se outuju ili stupe u neku ozbiljnu vezu. To je realna slika LGBT+ populacije čak i u velikim gradovima (u manjim je taj broj komotno 90-99%).
I u tom malom procentu procenta preostalih momaka, treba naći nekog s kim se poklapaš, ko se dopada tebi i kome se dopadaš ti (karakterno, fizički, seksualno...).
Ima tu i jedan dodatni problem - a to je kultura. Manje-više se zna kako se momak i devojka upoznaju, flertuju, stupaju u vezu, pa i kako se u vezi ponašaju. Postoje značajne varijacije na temu, ali ipak postoji taj neki opšti normativ koji su svi u manjoj ili većoj meri pokupili gledajući ljude iz svog okruženja, te iz medija, filmova, knjiga itd.
Mi ništa od toga nismo imali tokom odrastanja, te je rezultat toga da je skoro svaki gej tip u nekom svom 'ludilu' i 'tripu' povodom toga šta je to uopšte veza, kako to izgleda veza dvojice muškaraca, kako se u vezi ponaša i kuda plovi ovaj brod...
Šta je poenta ove objave? Nemam pojma, samo meditacija na temu. A šta vi mislite? I šta tu učiniti? Čamiti i čekati? Sniziti standarde i leteti s cveta na cvet? Nešto treće? Kakva su vaša iskustva - gde, kako, i koliko često imate priliku da upoznate nove potencijalne partnere? Šta je za vas 'veza'? I još 1000 pitanja... Meditirajmo zajedno!
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2018.09.09 13:38 credible_fish 1 Night 2 Days S3 E231 180909

2 Days 1 Night 1박 2일

2 Days 1 Night is a South Korean reality-variety show where the cast members take various trips throughout South Korea, including many offshore islands. While doing so, the members also go through various missions at a certain mealtime or a certain time of the day to earn rewards and to avoid punishments.  
The show's motto is "Real Wild Road Variety". Its main concept is to recommend various places that viewers can visit in South Korea.  
The show has gained much popularity and garnered high viewer ratings thanks to its unique mission games. Every week, the members of 2 Days and 1 Night head to new destinations and find fun things to do with each other. They will show you how much they can have through the missions and games they play.  
Accompany them on their journey, and you will see how much of Korea you're missing out on.






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VIU is a licensed free-to-stream website, which locks their newest content for 72 hours for premium users. All their content is available for free after 72 hours. VIU is available in Singapore, with some of its content also available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong & India.  
Kocowa is an pay-to-stream website available in the USA. They release some of their content for free both on their own, and on their partner platform Viki 2-3 weeks after it aired.
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2018.06.12 07:22 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Singa-pour One Out for Earth by Priyanka Aribindi, Brian Beutler & Crooked Media (6/11/18)

"We're America, bitch!"—The unofficial Trump Doctrine


Donald Trump announced on Twitter that his top economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack and is being treated at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

"We're America, Bitch" —Abraham Lincoln

It’s hard to imagine President Trump doing a more efficient job of unwinding the western alliance, and forging a new one between the United States and authoritarian regimes around the world, than he did this past weekend at the G-7 summit.
Trump capped off the weekend by launching a nasty, but typical-for-Trump Twitter attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and reneging on his commitment to sign a bland joint statement of shared G-7 goals, after Trudeau repeated his objections to Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.
After claiming that Trudeau had stabbed Trump in the back, and literally suggesting Trudeau would burn in hell, his advisers let on that the purpose of the broadside was to strengthen Trump’s hand in negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Because nothing says “trustworthy negotiating partner” like completely disregarding terms you agreed to hours earlier.
Trump used the summit to advocate for Russian interests—including for readmitting Russia to what was once the G-8 before allies expelled Russia for invading Crimea. He left the G-7 summit early to get to Singapore for his meeting with Kim. Trump has already toyed with the idea of a second summit with the North Korean dictator, and said he hopes that after meeting Kim this week, “we’ll have liked each other.” If all goes well, they’ll be binge-watching Ballers by the second date.
On Monday, The Atlantic quoted a senior Trump official describing the Trump doctrine as “we’re America, bitch.” As stupid as that is, an equal opportunity disrespect for all foreign nations would actually be an improvement on the foreign policy Trump is actually advancing: “we’re America, bitch” when it comes to the alliance that has maintained peace in the west for 75 years, paired with lenience for autocrats who flatter and are willing to enrich him.

Kim Meets Dim

By the time we send this newsletter, the Trump-Kim summit will have begun.
Experts doubt that genuine denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is truly on the table—and suspect that the whole pageant is a hyped up meet-n-greet. That would fit Trump’s usual pattern of caring more about putting on a show and entertaining the press than, you know, doing anything.
To underscore how superficial this event appears to be:
But hope springs eternal for those of us at Crooked Media who don’t want to get nuked! We’ll have a much clearer sense of how on point the experts are tomorrow. Or, you know, we’ll all be dead.

What Else

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration judges to block victims of domestic or gang violence from seeking asylum in America—a change that will affect thousands of migrants, primarily women. According to the Trump administration, Latin American gang violence is a massive, deadly threat to people in the U.S. but not something people from other countries might legitimately flee from. Because what our immigration system needs is more cruelty.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s practice of purging voter rolls of people who have not recently voted. Since 2011, Ohio has purged more than two million voters, and this decision could accelerate purges in as many as six other states ahead of the midterm elections. From Dan Pfeiffer: Making it harder for people to vote is one of the most self-destructive things a democracy can do.
Net neutrality officially expired today, meaning internet service providers will be allowed to block or slow service to certain sites while increasing speeds of others by charging businesses and/or consumers for access to a “fast lane.” Twenty-nine states have introduced bills to keep provisions in place regardless of federal rules. This is especially bad news for anyone who uses the internet to find a job or apply to college or literally anything else.
There are career staffers in the White House who are paid to tape together papers Trump has read and ripped apart because he can’t break his habit of destroying documents after he’s read them (cc: Robert Mueller). By law, the White House has to preserve all documents that Trump comes into contact with for the National Archives under the Presidential Records Act, but Trump is famously bad at following laws. Probably because he tore them up.
Many high-ranking Russian officials reportedly met with NRA officials over the course of the 2016 election, a discovery that stems from a Justice Department investigation of whether Russia used the organization to illegally funnel money to the Trump campaign. Russia and the NRA working together to help Trump is basically the opposite of Justice League.
Tomorrow’s primary day in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia. You know what to do (and if you don’t, go here) →
While they were both serving in the White House last year, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly made more than $82 million in outside income. Who says public service isn’t good business?
Bitcoin crashed by more than 10 percent after a crypto exchange in South Korea got hacked. Check in on your weird friends and cousins to see how they’re handling it.
Ariana Grande and Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson are reportedly engaged, and I can guarantee you Brian doesn’t know who either of these people are, but it’s ok, that’s why we make him read this newsletter.
IHOP is pivoting to burgers. Rooty tooty.

Look No Further than the Crooked Media

On Lovett or Leave It: Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Brenda Gonzalez, and Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon join Jon Lovett to discuss the DOJ’s refusal to defend Obamacare, the primaries, and JR Smith. Plus, Bryan and Jon develop some very exciting straight-guy characters.
ALSO, It's the very last day of our SALE, so you should get your hands on that $15 logo t-shirt while you still can because it is the softest article of clothing you will ever own.

You've Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me

Florida failed to review the results of national background checks on the tens of thousands of people who applied for concealed weapons permits for over a year because the employee in charge of them couldn’t log into the system.
This means that for more than a year, Florida issued concealed weapons permits to people who potentially had records of mental illness, drug addiction, violence, and more, because one employee likely FORGOT HIS FUCKING PASSWORD.

What In The World?

This Thursday, the FIFA World Cup will begin in Russia, kicking off a month of soccefootball hysteria basically everywhere in the world, except the United States. But strangely enough, Russia’s bid to host this year’s tournament features a familiar face for anyone keeping tabs on U.S. politics/the pee tape—Christopher Steele.
More good news: You don’t even have to pretend to care about soccer, or learn any embarrassing chants, because the U.S. didn’t qualify for this year’s World Cup. Whatever, we’re not allowed to have nice things again until we can prove we won’t elect sociopaths anymore.

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On Trump's TiVo

A FOX & Friends host accidentally said the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un is a meeting of "two dictators.” Even a broken, racist clock is right twice a day.


Wendy's on Twitter: "Not really afraid of the burgers from a place that decided pancakes were too hard."
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2018.04.04 21:23 removalbot 04-04 19:23 - 'Why are UK politicians ignoring the murder, rape and sexual abuse, by Transgender Identified Males ('TransWomen'), against Females and Children?' (self.unitedkingdom) by /u/Gerald45 removed from /r/unitedkingdom within 7-17min

Murder of women & children, by males who identify as being a 'woman'
[Kayleigh-Louise Woods / Kyle Lockwood]1 Torture and murder of Bethany Hill
[Graham Cleary-Senior]2 Murder of Frances Cleary-Senior
[Colin Coats]3 Torture and murder of Lynda Spence
[Joyce / Gavin Boyd]4 Murder of Vikki McGrand (2010), also attempted rape of a 19 year old woman
[Steve Wright]5 Murder of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls
[William Jaggs]6 Manslaughter (on grounds of diminished responsibility) of Lucy Braham
[Craig Hudson / Kimberley Green]7 Torture and murder of Rachel Hudson
[Lian / Ian Huntley]8 Murder of two ten year old girls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman
[Joanne Latham]9 Attempted murder of Sarah Smith
[Maxine/Matthew Richardson]10 Murder of Margaret Bolingbroke
[Jane-Anne / John Pilley]11 Attempted murder and kidnapping of Linda Charlesworth
[Lennie Smith]12 Convicted paedophile suspected to have killed 5 children
Rape & sexual abuse of children, by males who identify as being a 'woman'
[Kathleen CarpenteKeith Thompson]13 Indecent assault of a child
[Lana / Ben Laws]14 Sexual assault, possession of CSA images, repeated SOPO breaches
[Aaron Hughes / Aza MacKillan]15 Rape & sexual offences against multiple children incl a toddler
[Dawn Love]16 Sexual assault of a child
[Pauline / Paul Long]17 Multiple charges of child sexual abuse
[Jasmine Hill]18 Multiple convictions for child sexual abuse
[Kira Leverton]19 Child sexual abuse
[Terence Moore]20 Child sexual abuse
[David Fuge]21 Rape and multiple sexual assaults on a child
[Nicholas March]22 Attempting to pay for the sexual services of a child
[Davina /David Ayrton]23 Rape of a female child
[Lisa/ Craig Hauxwell]24 Rape and sexual assault of two teenage girls
[Gina Owen]25 Child sexual abuse
[Paul Banfield]26 Child sexual abuse
[Kristian Churchill]27 Abduction of a child, allegations of inappropriate relationships with children under 16
[Dominic Purvis]28 Child sexual abuse
[Nicola Cope]29 Rape and sexual abuse of two young girls
[Kristen Lukess]30 Repeated SOPO breaches after conviction for rape of female child
[Nicola Florida]31 Rape and sexual abuse of multiple children & SOPO breach a decade later
[Jorven Seren]32 Child sexual abuse
[Geoffrey Cowell]33 Child sexual abuse
[Paul Reed]34 Multiple sexual assaults against female children and young women over a decade
[Ann Edmead]35 Child sexual abuse
[Dean Sawley]36 Rape and sexual assault of a child with learning difficulties
[Geraldo Tucciarone]37 Rape of two young children
[Mark Lazarus]38 Sexual assault of children. Also attempted rape of a 71 yr old woman
[Martin Shaxted]39 Child sexual abuse
[Peter Trigger]40 Child sexual abuse
[Unnamed Pontefract Transvestite]41 Exposed genitals to several children (2012)
[John/Elizabeth Rawley]42 Child sexual abuse
[Unnamed Manchester Transvestite]43 Sexual assault of a 16 year old girl
[Stephen Owen]44 Multiple sexual assaults against children
[Gary Marie]45 Child sexual abuse
[Lawrence Balshaw]46 Child sexual abuse
[Paul Cleife]47 Child sexual abuse
[Martin / Jade Eatough]48 Rape & sexual assault
[Perry Hockley]49 Child sexual abuse
[Marcia / Mark Walker]50 Rape of two young girls
[Jessica Winfield / Martin Ponting*]51 Rape of two young girls, one of whom lives with a disability
[Ronald Lineker]52 Child sexual abuse
[Full Sutton prisoner]53 Kidnap & sexual assault of a child
[Lennie Smith]12 Rape and sexual assault of multiple children
Rape & sexual abuse of women, by males who identify as being a 'woman'
[Alexis / Aaron Herschell]55 Attempted rape of 19 year old woman. Claimed transgender status to force female prison officers to search him
[Islington cross-dressing]56 Sex offender sought by police after exposing his genitals to a female train passenger
[Helen Doe]57 Sexual harassment of female police officer during arrest for attempted murder
[Jessica Winfield/ Martin Ponting]58 Segregated after exhibiting sexually predatory behaviour towards female prisoners in HMP Bronzefield
[Paris Green]59 Removed to male prison after exhibiting sexually predatory behaviour towards female prisoners in 2 separate female prisons
[Sam Broadhurst]60 Stole & wore a woman’s underwear while stabbing & sexually assaulting her partner
[Derek Allan]61 Covert filming and stalking of 2 women
[Robert Westmore]62 Mutiple rapes & sexual assaults against four women
[Paul Reed]34 Multiple sexual assaults against young women and female children over a decade
[Shane Turner]64 Stalking and sexual abuse of multiple women
[David Wotherspoon]65 Exposed himself wearing lingerie to alarm female neighbours
[Ian Qualters]66 Exposed himself while wearing women’s clothing/swimwear and stalked/harassed female neighbours
[Claire Darbyshire]67 Broke into a female friend’s house, masturbated into her underwear and stole her clothes
[Qasim Anwar]68 Rape
[Stacie McLean]69 Segregated from female prisoners after several reported McLean threatened to rape them (2013)
[Clare Lawton]70 Rape
[Peter Steel]71 Rape
[Mark Lazarus]38 Attempted rape of 71 yr old woman, also sexual assault of children
[Kim Goode]73 Exposed genitals in a shopping centre, assaulted police officers
[Gary Marie]45 Stalking, voyeurism, image-based sexual abuse
[Paul Cleife]47 Indecent exposure
[Martin / Jade Eatough]48 Rape & sexual assault
[Geoffrey Holyoake]77 Rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment
[Karen Lawson / Mark Jones]78 Attempted rape of a female shop assistant while out on licence for manslaughter of Michel Cutler
[Michael Haslam]79 Rape & sexual assault of multiple women
[Marcus Hance]80 Attempted rape, possession of a ‘rape kit’
[Joyce / Gavin Boyd]81 Attempted rape & permanent disfigurement of a 19 year old woman (1999)
[David Harris]82 Sexual assault of 2 women (1998) Breached SOPO in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012
Why are UK politicians ignoring the murder, rape and sexual abuse, by Transgender Identified Males ('TransWomen'), against Females and Children?
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2018.02.03 05:34 nothingberg Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 259 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatline]

  • >>>CONT
    • And this is I'm very sure that the Awans are very much a part of this kind of surveillance infrastructure
    • And I just think that the reason why there's so much protection of the Awans
    • And there's so much resistance
    • And there's such a massive amount of legal expertise being leveled against me is because they absolutely think that this is the way to go
    • This tremendous amount of surveillance satellites
    • And not only just your phone calls, but what I'm always talked about is this NGA thing, which is the geolocation piece
    • Of not only you but I mean all your family, everything, figuring out your social graph...
    • This massive concentration on surveillance
    • And then there is this: I wanted to go down here to LEIDOS here
    • A lot of times I'll do anagrams to see what was the purpose of naming it LEIDOS
    • And 40,000 people I mean that's all classified
    • It just doesn't seem like the yes government should be spending 40 enough money on a secret budget for 40,000 people
    • Now this may be a little bit conspiratorial--well first I do a Swizzle quickly and I see soiled
    • So I say ok well I don't I don't think it means that other kind of soil, maybe it means that this kind of Geographic surveillance is that Landsat
    • This is Molly McCauley Resources for the Future
    • This is that Landsat they're based in mainly the soil three-quarters of the earth being ocean
    • Let's split this off--this kind of Navy research off into this soiled and we'll go there
    • Now just through rumor I've been told that--Antarctica because relatively uninhabited--you can pretty much do whatever you want in terms of Navy research down there, in terms of the the National Laboratories...
    • And you can really--you can do nuclear reactors you can do colliders...like we have in CERN only you can do them on a much more massive scale
    • So it becomes really a great test bed right
    • But it has this kind of test bed for this world over here
    • Unfortunately this very draconian world of kind of this monomaniacal focus on elites
    • And then the people of the--inhabitants actually being a detraction--penguins--are preferable here
    • We can do whatever we want
    • We can have whatever supercomputers we want working on whatever perfect genetic formula for us--this kind of "super race idea"
    • And it really is kind of left over from this Nazism
And I can only say this that it is still very pervasive in Washington DC. This whole idea of kind of this I hate to say "Masonic" has kind of combined with the Nazi-thinking
  • The Masonic thinking was--a lot of little land them low owners along the Potomac would be bad in terms of collecting tolls
  • We need Manors
  • We need big Manors
  • And that's why George Washington own--the whole right angle of Potomac--
  • We need to have the first agency of the government would be the Coast Guard
  • Which would be the the Bureau of Revenue or something like that Revenue Marine it was a Revenue Marine
  • And this use of Landsat imagery, to say hey how can we make these whole bricks--
  • They look at all land as basically individual parcels like this, as somehow imperfect
  • And that we need to make this the perfect purple brick--
  • All these individual landowners is somehow a flawed
  • We need to somehow figure out how to consolidate all these things
  • So let's target people one at a time
  • I am not kidding
  • This is the thinking of this kind of CIA, FBI, Intelligencia, Permanent-Government-Thinking
  • You have to come to Washington to believe it
  • But it is true
  • So things like these small reactors
  • We're gonna we're gonna test those
  • And we're gonna test these rockets
  • And we're gonna be able to go to space if the earth is ever an uninhabitable
  • Things that you would think are our conspiracy theory are actually very much a part very much a part of this this power elites thinking
  • And I only can show the investments
  • And I just point to the investments in the monuments all around Washington, to say how true this is
  • How much money is being devoted to this kind of elitist thinking
  • So that's the one thing that I see in the in the logo
  • And again, top secret clearance
  • Forty thousand people
  • When did Congress ever debate Leidos, right?
  • Some people say a super collider three times the size of CERN in Switzerland
  • I'm inclined to believe that--I would do that
  • I mean I think that's a good idea
  • But I think it's also a good idea to publicize it
  • Just say hey let's just publicize it
Why a secret CIA program for all these people, who have these kind of ex-nazi, kind of combined with masonic-thinking about, "we're the ones who are the arbiters of right and wrong, and what's true, and straight, and correct"
  • {{ 911: They don't call them Angle-Saxons for nuthin' Anglo=> Angle=> (Angel/Devil:Sacred Geometry or A Divergence/Degree from Center [∇]) emblematic in checkerboard. BTW thanks for making all these connections between masons and nazis. I've been on that same track w/my research for yrs, but YOU are proving it, George }}
  • Day 105.2 Kroupnik, Clotsworthy, and Me - YouTube
    • It's day 105 this is part 2
    • And i'm calling this one Kroupnik, Clotsworthy and me
    • Maybe the new title of my series I think i'm gonna change it to Kroupnik, Clotsworthy and me
    • If you don't know Johnny T
    • About oh gosh a year ago I was kind of walled up in this hotel in Brooklyn
    • And I was doing my SEIU series
    • And I was calling out all the SEIU janitors and kind of the whole--ratline on Flatbush Avenue
    • And the first five floors got filled up with all these Navy guys, just out of nowhere
    • And it was fleet week fair enough
    • But anyway there was a couple of these SEIU Tony's--rapping--chains around their hands out in the parking lot
    • And I called Johnny, because the door to my room at the top floor was locked
    • And then I went to the what to the elevator and there was these two guys in there that looked like the size of--they look like--okay this is your last elevator ride
    • The elevator was about the size of a phone booth
    • And they weren't from the--they had the elevator key--and they weren't from the hotel
    • So I thought, Ok I don't like this
    • I'm gonna--so I called Johnny got me out of that hotel
    • And I never forgot
    • I don't ever give him enough credit for being that guy who came over and kind of rescued me from the hotel--not maybe rescue--but maybe got me to look at the lighter side of things there
    • It was kind of a tight situation
    • So anyway I'll replay that episode again, if I find it
    • But he's the funniest man in journalism Johnny T's the funniest man in journalism
    • And I always remember Walter Matthau used to say the K's are funny
    • So Kroupnik Clotsworthy and me is just it's just got all the things that you need in a dessert topping
    • So anyway seriously, what I love about this form of journalism and--establishing what is a Kroupnik
    • And what is a Clotsworthy
    • And then creating that sort of meme
    • First of all it's bounded in the true and meticulous research but then there's also a handle
    • So people can say I know what a Kroupnik is
    • A Kroupnik is somebody from Eastern Europe that speaks Russian, that's involved in Earth resources and mining
    • And we started when all these Kroupnik
    • We--we got Roman Kroupnik over here with Mark Lambert
    • And we've got if we found Vladimir Kroupnik with this Khazakstan gold-mining operation, which really is it really a gold-mining operation?
    • Or is it actually something about 50 times more valuable, which is the Uranium mining?
    • And again, somebody explained to me, "hey you don't necessarily if you're in these countries have to report exactly what you're taking out. As long as you give enough to the person who's the interior minister, you're good to go"
    • So that was Vladimir Kroupnik, and we find that there's Kroupnik all through this Uranium cycle, both overseas and in America
    • And it's this linkage it creates this linkage to the whole story
    • The Kroupniks are everywhere
    • Everywhere-a-Kroup-nik
    • Kroupnik is the head Pavel Kroupnik is the head of the US Enrichment Corps
    • He has all the monopoly on US enrichment, okay?
    • So you can you can turn some enrichment facilities down in Ohio
    • The place I was going to in Piketown during the parallel construction
    • You can turn other ones up like the one in New Mexico, and shunt it toward your national lab, and your people in New Mexico
    • You can take it overseas
    • You can start moving this Uranium overseas
    • If you run U.S. Enrichment, and if you--together with Mark Lambert--have the trucking monopoly, you basically can control the whole supply line, all the way from the mine, to the reactor, if you think about it
    • So that is with just two people there, crushing their Kroupniks, with Roman Kroupnik crushing Mark Lambert's Kroupniks
    • You tell the whole story
    • The whole story in Uranium One is told in this picture
    • This kiss between you--first you got to crush the Kroupnik to get the Uranium to Mark
    • Mark takes it to a spinning cycle
    • He gets it to another Kroupnik, which spins it
    • And then Mark takes it over to a facility to to sell it
    • So you really with only two people, with only two people: one being from Eastern Europe, which is the Kroupnik, you control the whole Uranium One story
    • And that's what's so important about the Kroupnik idea,
    • Because then if you go to Africa, you can you can crush your Kroupniks in Africa Uranium in Africa
    • You can crush your Kroupniks almost anywhere you want to go
    • And it almost becomes a meme which will never you'll never be able to get it out of your head, right?
    • So that's what I love about that
    • And this Congo story really comes together when you add the Kroupnik crushers
    • And you can say hey that Shinkolobwe
    • They've got the Shinkolobwe mine out and in Wyoming that maybe Dick Cheney owns a Genie energy, and all those guys of Genie energy
    • Is there some connection here?
    • Because it just seems like Kroupniks were in Wyoming and then Kroupniks are over in Congo
    • Wyoming Congo
    • Wyoming Congo
    • What's the common theme? Kroupniks
    • So I think this part of journalism is completely missing
    • It's just one pretty face after another on CNN saying how that--Donald Trump is obstructing justice--
    • It's just like a constant ad infinitum on the peepee dossier and the veracity of the peepee dossier
    • Think about the year-and-a-half you've spent in your life with all of the manufactured lies that come from that whole John Brennan cycle of misinformation
    • That then ended up a year of peepee dossier
    • Look at the alternatives look at the understanding you have about the Uranium One
    • And the level
    • And when Mark Lambert gets indicted everyone says yeah okay--we knew that we were we were talking about that thirty days ago surprised it didn't happen sooner
    • Where the rest of America is like "hey wait a minute--the first indictments coming down on Uranium One"
    • Okay? So now let's move on to clots were these you clots worthy be made a 103 partner clots worthy be my destiny Clotworthy
    • I like clotsworthy because red clots used to play for the for the Washington Generals against the and lose every game I can the Harlem Globetrotters
    • So I like red clots another fun name to say
    • So that's Johnny T by the way should have a show called Tuesdays with Johnny T--you have Sundays with Charles you should have Tuesdays with Johnny T
    • Just sit down and take questions about my series and maybe a couple of other series
    • It would be I just think it would be the funniest show, because just let Johnny riff
    • But anyway this is the Johnny T show today
    • This is all dedicated that the Johnny T
    • But so such a chin here such a chin
    • If you have to remember back who did Huma forward the password to, and and what actually did they get?
    • I guarantee all the viewers on my channel will know that that's a Suschin
    • And they'll know it's the Yahoo hack
    • And they'll know it's Palantir, potentially or maybe some other software like Prism
    • But something bad
    • And they'll understand the implications of just one email for--such a chin there
    • But for the Clotsworthy these I think people now think of "hey that guy with the rocket"
    • What the heck's going on?
    • That guy in the rocket and he can't be there he cannot be there in you in a secret site in North Korea, next to their latest, and greatest technology, reaching his hand inside the rocket
    • He's--the panel's open he's reaching inside the rocket
    • Tell me that guy isn't with the CIA
    • Tell me he's not in some way involved in CIA, and doesn't have top secret clearance
    • We are getting a totally different message from the CIA on how they're about ready to--start a nuclear war, and then Trump backs down, and then the next week we're singing songs with them, and making paper mache dolls, and dancing and waving flags
    • So because they think Trump's gonna destroy their investments
    • So this is where the transparency here
    • There's no there's no excuse for this LEIDOS's thing--
    • Somebody comes out and says you smeared Leidos
    • I said all I did was say that they were involved in this a spin-off of SAIC and in surveillance
    • We don't I don't know anymore because you guys haven't told us anymore
    • Forty-thousand okay
    • So so that's a Clotsworthy and these clots were these (I'm a poetic license here I'm gonna put the s in there, it flows easier)
    • The clots were these become this symbol of the pay-to-play of this kind of nazi kid meets--cute masonic girl--and has a baby
    • And it's called Clotsworthy...
    • {{ 911: If you have good genetics you're worthy of clotting, otherwise you bleed out and die; or the child is a little clot, and the girl is clotsworthy because you put a little clot in her and then it grows into a fully formed, articulated bloodclot called a Nazi lol -- gotta get that baby cord blood from planned parenting nom nom nom lol }}
    • ...-Like we came here as nazi scientists.
    • We created this at little enclave within the FBI--our little perfect world--we're gonna manage all these surveillance investments
    • We're going to create a surveillance infrastructure
    • But then we're gonna have a lot of clotsworthies
    • Our clots--we're these will be hollow a little pay to play spin-off children that we'll have
    • We'll have Leidos for soil
    • And then we'll have this over here for--Morell
    • We'll have with CJIS in the criminal justice information system in Clarksburg
    • For--a Total Domain Awareness with geolocation of your dog--you know everything was
    • So we've got that D-wave computer down there
    • And everyone has all these kind of spin-offs
    • These little Clotsworthies
    • So Clotsworthies becomes this idea of the secret investment by this kind of nazi-masonic state that is this little Enclave that we have inside our our modern FBI
    • So I think these are valuable memes
    • Because they actually tell the truth
    • The Clotsworthies and Kroupniks tell the truth about pay to play in the minerals
    • And pay to play in surveillance
    • And then and then I'm gonna say ME last as a meme here is--with the journalism and the kind of a scientific method being applied to journalism
    • Making mistakes, but correcting them quickly
    • Keeping going deeper, deeper, digging, digging, keep reevaluating conclusions
    • And you end up with where you sometimes make a mistake like here we'll take the Littoral ships thinking that there was going to be a nuclear power plant--it turned out to be gas turbine
    • Well then I learned a whole bunch of other things about its catamaran design and the huge--a helicopter bay landing area, and the big storage area
    • And I thought being able to go right up next to ashore at a ship...and I thought, "Did the Navy build this just so they can run Uranium from a UAE to Iran?"
    • I mean is is that why we saw the Iranian boats--being chased and everything, to give us an impression that they hated Americans
    • And actually what we're doing is running Uranium with these littoral ships?
    • I mean they that's what they seem like
    • This seems like a special operation ship for drug running--
    • So where are these things?
    • And why don't we know more about them
    • And I still say they're gonna end up having a nuclear a Navy reactor power plant
    • But--just going through here I know all of these things that were said--about organ harvesting and all...
    • All come from research and UN reports
    • Nothing I've said about any of this situation has not been reported on on a worldwide basis
    • And also we end up seeing these covert programs in the United States, potentially, with these U.S. marshals--with the 333--
    • I sat next to a U.S. marshal and and Task Force and I interviewed him for probably two hours
    • And with the 333 a huge tattoo on his inner arm
    • And these are the people that are shuttling people from Haiti to Homen Square, right?
    • And are they thinking well that guy's a bad guy, and he doesn't really need--I'm half evil--I'm gonna give em take half for the bed and give to the good--
    • This is the kind of again, I don't want to say Nazi thinking
    • But it is kind of Nazi thinking
    • It's kinda like you don't need those organs as much as I do I deserve those organs more than you
    • {{ 911: I call it "elitist entitlement" }}
    • So anyway, I think though the memes in journalism are good, as long as they're based in truth
    • And go down here and just look at a few more memes here for instance the the whole meme of being a informant
    • Informant turned--disinfo agent--
    • Kim dot com obviously--they raided his house they took all of his stuff
    • And now hey Kim if you don't say that you got this stuff from seth rich to make it seem like--there is these emails out there in the world that--Peter Smith could sell: we need the bait for the Trumps: we need the bait for the Trumps
    • If you don't come up and be a part of the bait scheme--all these weird contortions rather than just saying
    • Hey I'm really overweight
    • I got a lot of cocaine from the FBI to be an informant and--I should just probably be quiet and go to the gym--so that
    • So anyway I'm trying to be like Johnny T I'm not gonna succeed
    • He's the funny man I'm not
    • But I will I'll just leave it there and saying memes and journalism are OK if they are true and they forward understanding
    • Rather than pushing things that are completely false for a year and a half, like the P P dossier, and with those things you get the peepee FISA, and all the things that are happening today
  • Day 105.3. Yep, It Has Been NADRA All Along. Did Andy Run It Congress? - YouTube
    • It's day 105 and this is part three
    • A long time ago I received an email or we received an email who knows if we received their whole the research community received an email from Julian Assange, pulling out an 8 year ago email to some Pakistani folks
    • And I think it was Imran Khan, and he was running the opposition party, which I think it's the PPP
    • No more peas please!
    • Anyway it was for some reason Julian's saying, "hey they got all your data here bro--they're tracking you bro"
    • Pakistan if you don't remember trialed the biometric phone that doesn't work unless it's near you
    • And they tracked this biometric device this watch or whatever I think it is a credit card I think also
    • And so we have thought ok the Awans are outsourcing the NADRA application--
    • The people are coming in to work at DISA the Defense Information Systems agency
    • DISA has the five eyes agreement sending the data out
    • They're working at NGA to come to do the geo location out of St. Louis and also in in Virginia--
    • The DISA location in Springfield is where JTTF is, doing this illegal surveillance system
    • The CJIS in Clarksburg West Virginia is the one doing this where the vault is for all the information
    • So this thing comes out about Q talking about Greenbrier being the location of the D-wave computer
    • And I had said the d-wave was in I had said the D-wave was in Clarksburg
    • And then NORAD, the NORAD piece we had had before with Gwenadi Kroupnik in Canada and Canadian space program along with Bouchard who was NORAD and I'd met with Doug Lamborn who was the Congressman from NORAD etc
    • So we had a lot of this pieces of the whole puzzle--with with the but we were missing the the part in McLean, Virginia
    • And that's really where Conceras is the kind of the third piece of that triangle
    • Conceras is this front company that is basically DynCorp
    • So I know it's gonna be DynCorp but--they're not so stupid, they're gonna change their name, right?
    • But they're in charge of all these 8a firms, for all the--DHS, DISA, as well as Small Business Administration GSA etc
    • So anyway the we finally got to yesterday was looking at the Small Business Administration
    • And it's full of helpdesk
    • We're watching the people, we've gone there maybe five six times, and we're watching the people, and kind of museum as the Bible is kind of our cover
    • And couldn't find out where that where are these people--we've seen all these visitors coming and going, but we're not ever seeing anybody with any badges going in and out of there
    • So it's like they've got all these helpdesk people
    • Then Conceras had the three satellites
    • And then I said oh this is this is probably the Waypoint
    • When they first come to United States, they're working NADRA over there, they're getting their training over there--
    • Imran's flying over there to help people out, train them, and then they're bringing them back here when they're ready
    • And he's probably needs to be there three months of the year to do the evaluations...and then Hina's gonna have the satellite piece
    • Sorry, Suriya Begum has the satellite piece
    • The whole the whole program--the whole Pakistani program was done by a Polish guy--can't remember his name right off the top my head
    • But this this is going to be the NADRA system
    • And it really does tie everything together quite nicely
    • I am at odds with Q a little bit, because he thinks Greenbrier is the place
    • I thought Iron Mountain storage was there a sort of a sister storage facility to the one in Bluffdale, Utah
    • So it really surprised me if something called Iron Eagle was there, which is a supercomputer
    • Maybe so, maybe because it's it's so well fortified in the mountains
    • Who knows?
    • Speaking of the mountains just were real fun Quinn Michael put this C people know what I'm talking about
    • He put the C in the Antarctica--kind of facing toward the five continents
    • I said oh Nazi railgun Nazi railgun used to go in and they would cut a perfect oval into the mountain, compared to the contours of the mountain
    • And for the railgun and then that way they could--go in 180 Swiss did this to 180 redirection and then just poke holes in the mountain as they need to
    • And then you find a mountain that's relatively fits an ellipse
    • And then that would explain the soldiers moving back and forth and loading and unloading...
    • So there's just a little bit of fun
    • Quinn Michael--in about five minutes--you listen to him and you go oh my G.O.D. that's it--that they've got the Navy reactors
    • They're directed-energy they're gonna have a big directed-energy weapon
    • So I don't know if playing these Brilliant Pebbles it's from Sandia lab--
    • I don't know if there's actually that this Star Wars is actually being effectuated or not--what these brilliant pebbles
    • Could you generate enough electricity--with the directed energy weapon to knock out stuff?
    • Who knows
    • But anyway that's fun science fiction
    • But it did look like the old Nazi railgun from 75 years ago well guess yeah in World War 2
    • So I do think it's NADRA
    • The question is now with these disclosures from FISA
    • Don't forget: this dossier just isn't on the Trump family in the Trump Court
    • This dossier is on everyone in the United States
    • It's gonna be called the disposition matrix
    • The part I didn't consider before was there was an illegal program
    • I always thought this was a legal program that got put through the defense community
    • But maybe it's not!
    • Maybe the CIA went ahead with this without permission--that's the only question we have today
    • With the falsified 302s, with Andy McCabe, and company
    • Hey I've been there
    • I know that the 302s are falsified
    • But I--when you're talking to JTTF, sorry--not [FBI] Field
    • But this is a real question now is this secret little whatever kind of gun they got going on it
    • Could be just a regular ballistic missile system
    • Is that I don't really care about that I guess unless I mean we should probably talk about that in Congress
    • But but what I do care about is the NADRA system because putting in a geo-locating system is bad news
    • That's that's a that's worse than Snowden's disclosures
    • And as I always said: this would be the second--this would be the NGA
    • The story would be the NGA it wouldn't be the NSA
  • Day 105.4 NADRA - Paid For By Star Wars II? - YouTube
    • It's day 105 part 4
    • And just so for posterity's sake, so no one says I just came about NADRA recently
    • First of all it's it's Turkovitz is the guy who was the head of it was a kind of the Polish guy--who was it's actually born in Russia--he's really more of a Russian scientist say calling polish
    • But I think he was kind of a well I won't say he was just a way of selling technology to Pakistan through the auspices of there being some guy in the space program in Poland
    • But yeah good guy and smart guy obviously genius guy
    • And they developed their space program quite a while ago
    • And he founded as you can see SUPARCO there, which has been in our story really since oh gosh 150 days ago
    • But--it's been a difficult thing because this is all classified information
    • This is a classified this is top-secret above talk to the guy over at Conceras yesterday
    • He said hey we're all top secret and above
    • So it to putting these pieces together is not easy I mean there's a lot of moving parts and moving pieces
    • So maybe that's why it took as long as it did
    • But the pieces have come together now
    • The problem I have well first of all I have a problem with going from basically NGA level surveillance to NSA level surveillance, which is just basically saying--"who you are and who you're talking to"
    • To more actually physical surveillance and using a D-wave computer to do a movie of your life basically and and movies of several people's lives
    • So that I could see where you meet...
    • That's great to see where terrorists meet but
    • Again, it has that same use that negative ill evil type use that Andrew McCabe use
    • And I'm not saying Andrew McCabe is the son of Bob Mueller or anything like that
    • But it but he does have that kind of evil streak and--you can use it against political enemies
    • He's been doing this with the signal Intelligence the NSA type information for 20 years for Hillary
    • What happens when you give an Andrew McCabe that kind of capability with and with geolocation
    • I think actually he already has it and he's already using it
    • And I think he used it on me and in Ohio to be honest
    • Again, you farm it out through G4S type of--gang
    • So that you have deniability
    • But I think this is basically a pretty big thing that's been voted in through the house
    • Through I don't know what the program is I don't know how they're funding it
    • But I do believe that this is probably went in about the same time 2008 that it went in in Pakistan, for testing
    • Maybe a little later maybe 2009 2010 that the State Department did something like this
    • We know Hillary put in other other projects, so who knows
    • Here's Brillient---Brilliant Pebbles is that the same brilliant pebbles we don't know is that where they got the name from?
    • We're not sure
    • But what I was saying before in the previous issue is if you had a big project
    • Let's say like brilliant pebbles or Star Wars project
    • You could basically take the money from that rail gun the particle with weapons system whatever
    • If you had Lockheed in the system in their mix if you had SAIC in the mix
    • Northrop Grumman is your three primary contactors, you could easily subvert that, and then push that money over to an NADRA type program
    • I think we have a little clip here not a clip but we were talking about this a long time ago
    • I think it was like 200 days ago
    • I'll just play a little clip--all these was well you do the same thing with a bank you acquire a distressed Bank you with minimal assets
    • You run up a whole bunch of bills and receivables then you collapse the bank
    • And that's where I was saying way back then I thought NADRA Bank would be the way that you would run the money from from the Ukraine to the people that were working in Pakistan
    • So you would take--money that you were making from the ratlines...the Uranium etc
    • And then you'd kind of feed that back to pay for surveillance
    • That way you could say oh well this is a national security program
    • We can't really give any more this is a national security program
    • I did a lot of shows on this, way back when
    • I think this is about day 220 is when this stuff started
    • Here let's see going back we did a good job getting a diversity in our class claim there with our lawsuit, I can see
    • So I'll leave it there I just wanted to kind of go back and see the roots of this
    • But really was the hard work of it was going to all the different locations involved in its in in a Star Wars type surveillance system
    • This is really a Star Wars surveillance system
    • And being paid for by a Star War weapon system
    • So my central thesis here--just as just looking at how the--the metadata is: they're using the Star Wars weapons system to pay for the Star Wars surveillance system
  • Day 105.5. Why Redaction Matters On the Memo - YouTube
    • Day 105.5 I believe
    • So the Trump is going to send back the memo with the approval
    • And the key redaction that I am interested in is if NADRA was mentioned or not
    • So it'll be interesting to see if that technical redaction the FBI asked for fits that Five letter capital space program or not
    • Or if it's in context of a surveillance program using the word NADRA
    • I really obviously need that word NADRA to tie in the geolocation
    • Why this is significant?
    • So Devin Nunes will get it tomorrow morning over here at Longworth
    • But the reason why it's so significant with geolocation is: that is a whole different level of surveillance to the American people
    • So that's why I was saying that anything redacted reduces the legal firepower of the memo
    • The memo becomes a key stepping stone to then cross the river of--getting back to the deep state
    • Or draining the swamp or whatever you want to call it
    • So the fact that it's going back is correct
    • That they did change it and are sending it back for approval
    • So who cares about being right?
    • I care more about getting the memo out and getting it out as full as possible with as many names as possible
    • Again, I've got a lawsuit against people in the FBI
    • Not against the FBI, okay
    • So it's very important those names are redacted
    • With mcmaster in the henhouse
    • Now it looks like Kelly is is joined in on this backstabbing game
    • I don't trust anything they say until that thing comes over there in 24 hours
    • If it's going to be over here in 24 hours or not I doubt it
    • But you're you're talking about McMaster
    • And you're talking about Kelly
    • If you said it was Mattis, I would have more confidence
    • But we'll see if John Roberts reporting is correct
    • We'll see if the Daily Caller is correct: I have my doubts
    • But having said that: the key thing here is it trips probable cause and individual actors
    • This is something that Sibel Edmonds had so much trouble with 20 years ago
    • This hasn't been a program of 20 years using this poison pill or tag you're it
    • Basically using a rabbit--a white rabbit--or or whatever you want to call it
    • This person that Midas touch whatever you want to call it
    • Using a Carter page to say oh I went and met with the CEO of Rosneft
    • Or the guy who runs FSB for Putin SECHIN
    • Now everybody I touch I can now start surveillance on it
    • So I could just run around everybody and touch everybody
    • Now we got the full dive surveillance on everybody
    • That's how Carter page has been used
    • Go back to when Carter Page was in the office of Omar Awan--director of strategy
    • The strategy here is touching everybody who's your political enemy, to do deep dive surveillance on them with Andy McCabe
    • All of those people all of those people will now have standing in lawsuits
    • The key here is that got to go back to the Klayman lawsuit 22 hard drives
    • 22 hard drives that are sealed right now
    • All of phone conversations
    • I think there's something like 25 million phone conversations
    • Any one of those that has Andy McCabe's name associated with it now also have standing
    • So III don't think people realize the the gravity of this
    • And the downstream ramifications
    • The FBI sure does yeah
    • FBI sure it has that figured out
    • But I don't think anybody else does
    • Mine is about geolocation
    • Mine's carpenter
    • So that adds a whole different level of damages...
    • Because that's much more of an intrusion, than just looking at your phone calls, and doing social graphs okay
    • Now it has come forward that Clapper has said that he extended the surveillance on all the Trump team on the 15th of November, through GCI--GCI's cube
    • So that I I believe they did not get approval on the second approval and November 15th approval they did not get approval
    • There's going to be a whole bunch of texts between Andrew McCabe and Clapper
    • Also I think Hayden was out by then
    • But Hayden before him was gonna play that role
    • That's why I named both clapper and Hayden in my lawsuit
    • So Brennan is the guy behind it for the last 20 years
    • That's why I named Brennan in my lawsuit
    • So all these things are critical
    • The key thing is this kicks Klayman's stuff into play with probable cause and reasonable suspicion beyond reasonable suspicion to probable cause that these people were injured
    • And a judge now needs to open that case up
    • So it's gonna be very interesting
    • And I think the FBI realizes this
    • But not too many other people on Capitol Hill realize the significance of this memo from a legal standpoint
    • From a legal point of view
  • Day 105.6. EnterAmerica at the Conceras Help Desk - YouTube
    • Day 105
    • So here we are the door of the Ford office building Theresa Grafenstine's old office
    • She's not there anymore
    • She's not in the office of the inspector-general remember
    • She was appointed by Nancy Pelosi I believe in 2012
    • maybe no check that 2009 but anyway appointed by Nancy Pelosi
    • So I just have to keep that in mind this entrance is closed by the way
    • But anyway I'm gonna swing around here and show you the seal across the street of the Small Business Administration okay
    • So this is going to be the Conceras thing
    • And I'm not gonna wait for the memo
    • I'm gonna go deeper into the story
    • So if you had a program called Inter-America
    • Inter America or let's call it Enter America--that's my favorite name for it
    • What you want to do is you want to create a compelling need or a compelling reason for bringing over IT professionals from other countries
    • Now this was started by George Bush for bringing people from Latin American countries here
    • Now did he use them as spies?
    • We don't know
    • Did Hillary continue that program for George Bush, after he left office?
    • We don't know
    • But there's a good chance that that was the spy ring in Congress
    • {{ HORRRRN ! }}
    • TRUTHTRAIN TRUTHTRAINSACOMIN TRUTHTRAINSACOMIN Imran. You might be in a memo here pretty quick
    • So so that was the program
    • Now if it was me and I was Hillary and I was trying to win I would keep the spy ring in Congress
    • Just because it's awfully handy when you want to do reprisals
    • It's like Dan Burton and other people who are now running ODNI
    • Did anybody remember that Dan Burton? The affair? Emails that came out about Dan Burton he's running ODNI
    • And I oh well
    • So anyway uh Inter America is training these kids from overseas on IT
    • And then putting them into the Congress
    • They then take jobs into Congress
    • This is all published information
    • Who's it run by--it's run by the DNC
    • Run DNC
    • It's run by the DMC DNC it's run DNC ok
    • So this isn't something it's all publicly available information
    • Now what if you wanted to sort of upgrade bring new people into a new program
    • Let's say you had somebody had the bright idea, "hey let's not just do phones--we've been tapping phones since 1984. Let's also do geolocation--that way we can figure out if two people are meeting over there at the Starbucks"
    • Somebody's meeting with Judicial Watch and their whistleblower or Judicial Watch being right over there
    • We can get the geolocation figure out where they are
    • Well we can't do that in America
    • Everybody's going to get mad
    • If we just let out a contract to SAIC
    • Or we let out a contract to Lockheed or we let out a contract to Northrop Grumman
    • That's not going to go over very well
    • We need a third party liaison loophole here
    • We need to do it through a foreign country
    • So we'll have GCHQ do all the deep dives on the data
    • But where we're gonna--do where we're gonna how are we gonna get the data for the Geo Sat chat
    • Real-time data imagea all over the world for a Geo in geo in term Intelligence geo Intelligence GEOINT
    • Well that's gonna need to come from a couple of places
    • It's gonna be come from NGA, which is National geospatial administration
    • Had just recently moved to St. Louis
    • Again, moving out of Washington away from the controls, just like CIA did before that to Colorado
    • But you also need a cover
    • There's NASA you got to go by a Judicial Watch, hopefully they can get under those FOIAs those those FOIAs flying overhead
    • And then right here to the help desk this all of this building filled with third party Conceras help desk
    • Conceras is a company in McLean Virginia
    • This is the piece I was always missing
    • The DynCorp who's the DynCorp cutout over in McLean Virginia the home of the CIA at DynCorp
    • Conceras with the three satellites in its little logo right hey there's FedEx
    • >>>CONT
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2017.10.22 09:26 InfiniteSunshine3 Spotlight - KNK

I originally planned to wait until their next comeback for this Spotlight, but with them debuting in Japan a few days ago and also going on Mix Nine, I figured this should be pushed forward. Fun fact, their 600th day will be within a few hours! is today!!
You may have heard of KNK from /kpop for the following reasons: going viral within the Korean spinning community, not releasing an MV for one of their comebacks (An MV for the Japanese version was released for it though if you can get past the editing), or the dramatic reading of Despacito. I'm assuming the majority of you have, at most, vaguely heard of KNK so I provided plenty of photos in the imgur albums to help you and not because I already had these photos.


Intro Quick Recommendations Members Background Discography Japan Debut Variety Misc. Links Closing


KNK (Korean: 크나큰, Romanization: KeuNaKeun, Japanese: クナクン) is a five-member boy group under YNB Entertainment (BESTie, Noel, Almeng, + 40).
There are a few ways to interpret their team name:
  1. It could mean K-pop kNocK which means to knock on the doors of Kpop.
  2. In Korean, 크나큰 means to be someone great, so it could also mean to become great people in the music industry.
    • To add onto this, they've mentioned that a few role models include G.O.D + Shinhwa and they hope to earn nation's title (ie nation's ____).
  3. 크나큰 could also means big or large, so they've been asked multiple times in interviews if their height has anything to do with their team name.
Members: Kim Youjin, Park Seungjun, Jeong Inseong, Kim Jihun, and Oh Heejun
Debut Date: March 3, 2016.
Fanclub name: Tinkerbells yes really
  • Seungjun came up with the name.
    • Inseong's explanation: "I’ll tell you why we named our fan club as TinkerBell. As you know, we are KNK. To indicate that you’re little fairies who protect big guys (KNK means big in Korean). You guys are little fairies. That’s why we named our fan club ‘TinkerBell.’ As you know, Tinker Bell in the original fiction protects big guys, right? And we, big guys, protect little fairies… So, this is our behind story of TinkerBell.’’ (Comes from the second video I listed below)
  • They've been asked what they think about their male fans (4:05) and what the male fans should do, but Seungjun is adamant that Tinkerbells can be both male and female. Here's his drawing of Tinkerbells
Official colors: Rose Gold and Twinkle Silver
Rose Gold represent “Warm and tender KNK”
Twinkle Silver represents “The protective and twinkling fairies” (S)

Quick Recommendations

This is if you want an introduction to them in case you haven't seen much of them / are unsure about them. The videos are short (~10 minutes or less) and show them in action more or less.

Group Covers

(I'll go over their individual covers in the Members section)




I tried looking for live performances for each song to showcase their vocals.


Kim Youjin (김유진)

Background Info

  • Birthday: February 10, 1993
  • Height: 186cm (6' 1'')
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Sibling(s): Three younger brothers
  • His father is a pastor and he is Christian

Trainee History

I included a part of an interview back from March 2016 where each explains how they became singers as additional info. Some information may be redundant with what I have written.
How did you guys become singers?
When I was in 6th grade I heard “Snow Flower”. It was then that I came into contact with pop music for the first time. I think from then on I ended up taking interest in music little by little, and after that during a festival in my 3rd year in middle school I danced and it was surprisingly fun. The process of preparing for the stage of course was also fun. During high school I worked part-time and learned things I wanted to learn one by one as I attended school. I got advice from my school teacher and luckily entered TS Entertainment where I was in a team set to debut. Afterwards I left and was preparing to enter college when a staff member told me to foster my dreams. So I ended up starting over and auditioned for our current company. (S)

Solo Activities

For their debut single, they answered 50 general questions and I included the last 3 because I thought some of their answers were really sweet.
KNK in 10 Years: We’d be “great” artists wouldn’t we?
A Word to the Fans: You do your best so KNK can work hard. Please watch over us prettily.
“KNK” to Me is: A new start and outcome (S)

Park Seungjun (박승준)

Background Info


Trainee History

How did you guys become singers?
I dreamed of being a language teacher. A teacher’s desk looked cool. (Laughs) In my 3rd year of high school, my friend told me he was going to audition for SM Entertainment so we went together. but I ended up auditioning along with him as well. They said they’d send me to another company from there, but it was JYP Entertainment. So I went to audition again and was cast on the street by Big Hit on my way there. So I auditioned and contracted with them, I think I was a trainee for 2 years. After that I entered JYP again.
You followed your friend and it changed your fate.
I wasn’t interested at all, but now it’s exciting when I think about it. I liked listening to songs a lot so even when I auditioned I sang a song I liked. (S)

Solo Activities

KNK in 10 Years: I like to picture us being the nation’s group, wouldn’t we be?
A Word to the Fans: Thank you always. Without you all there is no KNK.
“KNK” to Me is: Another family (S)

Jeong Inseong (정인성)

Background Info

Trainee History

How did you guys become singers?
From elementary school to my third year in middle school, I was a swimmer for 8 years. I got hurt so I couldn’t do it anymore and since then I pushed forward in my studies. During a school trip in my third year of middle school, I sang at a talent show but the response was great. Since then I knew the taste of the stage. (Laughs) I told my mom I’d go to an art school, passed my exams, and as I entered a high school for practical music I was cast on the street. I was a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment for 2 years then left and entered FNC. (S)
  • Former Big Hit trainee along with Seungjun
  • Former FNC trainee along with Heejun
    • They weren't in the same group, but Heejun has said he went to Inseong whenever he had problems
    • Both appear in the FNC reality show Cheongdamdong 111 as trainees.
      a reality show aired by South Korean television channel tvN between November 21, 2013 and January 9, 2014 about the daily life and inner workings of FNC Entertainment, a record label and talent agency. (S)

Solo Activities


KNK in 10 Years: We will be a group who won’t change but will develop and never stop constantly loving music.
A Word to the Fans: I’m shocked every time by our Tinkerbells’ unchanging love, I’m touched. Thanks for always watching over us and supporting us. In the future as well, let’s go for a long time and share our love together.
“KNK” to Me is: The most important existence that I can’t be without. My dream, my everything. People I have to protect in the future and my people who I will emerge and push through this harsh world with. (S)

Kim Jihun (김지훈)

Background Info

  • Birthday: February 20, 1995
  • Height: 186cm (6' 1'')
  • Position: Leader, Main Dancer, and Vocalist
    • People usually assume Youjin is the leader since he's seems the most responsible in many videos, but Jihun usually leads whenever they're at dance practice
  • Sibling(s): One older sister
  • I believe Seungjun mentioned once that Jihun lived pretty close to his grandmother
  • He and Heejun play futsal together and they created a team called KFC (KNK Futsal Club)

Trainee History

How did you guys become singers?
My dream was to be a taekwondo athlete. From when I was 8 until I was 15 I did taekwondo. As I gave it up I enjoyed listening to music and watching the performances of singers. One day on TV I saw SHINee’s “Replay” and they were really cool. Since then that was the only dream I had, so after I passed the audition at the place called SM Academy, I attended it, and then started training at Nega Network. (S)
  • He was in SM Academy and was a former trainee at Nega Networks
    • There are a few videos available during his time in SM Academy, such as:
    • Joined YNB because of Dahye
      “Together with girl group Bestie Member Dahye Noona we came from SM Academy. A close hyung and Dahye noona introduced me to YNB Entertainment. If they didn’t give me that suggestion then I would be in a contract situation with Nega Network. If YNB Entertainment Director hadn’t said, ‘Someday let’s work together’ it would be too bad. After 3 months I left Nega Network to build my own nest.” (S)

Solo Activities

KNK in 10 Years: I think we’ll be the nation’s group
A Word to the Fans: Thank you very much for liking KNK and thinking highly of us. Let’s be together for a long long time like we are now.
“KNK” to Me is: The most important in my life, a precious word. (S)

Oh Heejun (오희준)

Background Info

  • Birthday: May 8, 1996
  • Height: 180cm (5' 10'')
  • Position: Vocalist, lead rapper + plays the guitar
  • Sibling(s): Two older sisters
  • Graduated from SOPA in 2015
    • He was in the same year as RV Joy, BAP Zelo, Apink Hayoung, + GFriend Yerin

Trainee History

How did you guys become singers?
From elementary school to my third year in middle school I played soccer. In the beginning of my third year I suffered an injury and couldn’t play, so after that I was cast into FNC Entertainment and trained for 4 years. I was responsible for vocals and playing an instrument but our team’s debut had fallen through, so I started again in our company now.
Did you dream to be a singer since you had played soccer?
It’s not like I joined because I needed to be a singer. I think that because I became a trainee I realized I had the qualities for it and dreamt of it since then. (S)

Solo Activities


KNK in 10 Years: We’ll have become artists that are doing our best in our own positions.
A Word to the Fans: KNK exists from having all of you. Let’s be together for a thousand years, ten thousand years.
“KNK” to Me is: To me it’s essential to exist. (S)


The average training years for KNK is 5 — 5 years for Inseong, Jihun, Seungjun, 4 for Heejun, and 3 for Youjin.


In 2013, there were 4 people in YNB Boys: Youjin, Seungjun, Jihun, and former trainee Lee Hwan. YNB released 2 videos with them in masks, presumably as like a way to create hype. One was them dancing to Love Options (From left to right: Seungjun, Jihun, Lee Hwan, and Youjin) How people figured out who's who - I don't know. And the other was of them miming BESTie. (Left to right: Youjin, Jihun, Lee Hwan, and Seungjun). They also appeared on BESTie's Zzang Christmas MV and performance.
In 2014, Inseong and Heejun joined and presumably Lee Hwan left. Everyone but Youjin then became a backup dancer for BESTie's I Need You and Inseong and Seungjun appeared in Bestie's Excuse Me MV.
There was a rumor that they were supposed debut in 2014. This actually lines up with the fact that they had debut song Knock for about 2 years. You can see how the song and choreo changed when comparing the original choreo and lyrics (2:30) to what we have today.
  • They also mentioned in the V Live about having an orchestra for their debut stage, but that fell through.
In addition, there were so many names before they ended up with 크나큰 such as ‘5 Boys,' ‘Guys,' ‘Reality,' ‘Climax,’ ‘Must One,' ‘The Rose of Sharon,' ‘Insiders,’ 'Kaiser,' and 'To the O'. They mentioned that they wanted a cool English name and they couldn't believe their name was going to be 크나큰. For a period, they also had stage names; Youjin's was UL, Seungjun's Yoonjae, Jihun's fouace.


Credit goes to EchoedHeart on discord for writing this section. There was no way I would have written this as well as he did.


Knock well.. [it] doesn't sound like anything they've made after it. As a debut track, [it] was perfect for KNK as it sounded nothing like the 2016 kpop music landscape, therefore marked their style as a different group in terms of sound.


Awake as a whole is a ballad album except for Back Again and Day N Night which are both synth pop very reminiscent of the start of K-Pop. [The ballads from Awake] are R&B based.


Remain is by far the most poppy [album] they have but it has 3 pop tracks and 2 ballads. [The album] starts off with a Retro-ish slow pop song [Stay] that's followed by the title / dance track U, which followed the then trend of a fast paced beat with EDM [at] its core but not necessarily the core of the song. Then Beauty is another ballad-turned-synth pop song. After these 3, the album slows down [with] I Know, a ballad heavily focused on a slow tempo and the drums in the background that just carry the song in its whole. Goodbye doesn't necessarily pick up the pace but it's not the same thing as I Know and again it keeps up with KNK's style of 2 instruments carrying the song [in the background] along with the members' voices. The album concludes with Tonight— a dance track [with a] very retro/disco style, noticeable by the crazy sound effects [that is] very reminiscent of the '80s.

Gravity, Completed

Gravity, Completed is the most confusing though, their title [Rain] is Jazz R&B; Feel So Good follows Afro-House trend with R&B; Good Night is the typical KNK ballad; and then you have Think About You that soothes out Feel So Good and readies you for Love You which is synth pop.

Japan Debut

This doesn't pertain so much to their Japan debut more so than it does with their activities while in Japan. They started having mini lives/concerts in Japan on January. So far, the concerts were grouped together in a set of 3 concerts per 2 days. charlieedog had the pleasure to attend one of their concerts from April and wrote a fan account.
On October 11th, they released their debut single「U / BACK AGAIN」and have recently completed all their release events in Japan. Heejun and Inseong did a V Live while in Japan at 2 in the morning which I would recommend watching if you just want to see them talk about general things. And it's short too (~ 11 minutes).
Chart-wise, they're doing pretty well.



KNK have their own online variety show called My KNK TV that is uploaded every Wednesday at 12 PM KST on their YouTube and V Live channels. The majority of the episodes are subtitled on the latter and the episodes range from 8 to 40 minutes. Some recommendations are:

V Live Broadcast

In addition to MKT, a great way to see their personalities and their dynamic as a group is through their V Live broadcasts. Their first broadcast was on February 1, 2016 and their longest one was for 12 hours which set the record for V Live. My first recommendation would be when they played VR because they usually have 2 sides when it comes to their V Lives: loud and chill. It's pretty self explanatory, but to still explain, for loud, there's a lot of screaming and laughing - usually because there is a game involved - whereas chill is just them talking with the fans and telling stories. Screaming and laughing probably still applies tbh, but it's not as chaotic. Some other recommendations are:
Loud Chill
Table Tennis Tournament Youjin's Birthday 2016
Hidden Box Q&A
Feeding Game Jihun's Birthday 2016
Water Fight KNK's Dorm
Guess the Body Part Talk with Tinkerbells
Lie Detector Hello Sally
100 Days w/ KNK KNK X Eating Show
Limbo Role Change
Making Health Juice In Manila, Philippines
KNK's Dance Class

Misc. Variety

This section if you need more recommendations

Misc. Links



First off, I want to say I did not intend for this to be so long — it just happened. I was at 14k thinking I was almost done; then I just added more and more and more. I decided to not include some other info if you can believe that. If you read all of it, thank you so much! If you scrolled to the bottom of this, hey, thank you for at least opening this post. Hopefully I formatted this well enough that it's clear to read it.
My goal for this Spotlight was just to get their name out there. So if your main takeaway from this is that there is a group called KNK, then I'm content. They are a group that I believe deserves more recognition but of course I'm saying that as a fan. I hope they become a group that some of you will look forward to in either their music or any of their future endeavors really, but it's understandable if that's not the case. Thanks again!
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2017.10.15 14:19 angellove_rm 1 Night 2 Days E195 171015


Quality Release
720p 720p-NEXT
1080p [1080p-DWBH](link-here)
Status Stream Subtitles
Subbed ODK
Subbed VIU Here
Licensed streaming sites
KOCOWA is a licensed free to stream website. KOCOWA subscription is available in North America and South America. KOCOWAtv is a worldwide content streaming website where people discover, watch and fall in love with K-contents. We provide the greatest amount of K-drama, K-variety and K-pop show on demand with professional subtitles for international ‘Hallyu’ fans in response to the increase in global popularity of Korean culture. They release some of their content for free both on their own, and on their partner platform Viki 2-3 weeks after it aired
OnDemandKorea (ODK) is a is a licensed free-to-stream website. It's available in North and South America, Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe.
VIU is a licensed free-to-stream website, which locks their newest content for 72 hours for premium users. All their content is available for free after 72 hours. VIU is available in Singapore, with some of its content also available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong & India, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar & Saudi Arabia.
Dramafever is a licensed free-to-stream available in US & Canada.
KBS World is the international broadcasting service of KBS. It airs selected shows with subtitles about a week after they air in Korea. Episodes are also uploaded to Youtube, immediately after it airs on the KBS World TV channel. Available in over 52 countries. Here is a list of their variety show playlists.
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2017.08.09 20:33 feedreddit North Korea: The 'China' Options

North Korea: The 'China' Options
by Uri Friedman via Master Feed : The Atlantic
URL: http://ift.tt/2vnaoHx
The Trump administration claims “all options are on the table” for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program—from using military force, to pressuring China to punish its North Korean ally, to Donald Trump negotiating directly with Kim Jong Un. But what do those options look like? And what consequences could they have? This series explores those questions, option by option.
The leaders of North Korea’s greatest adversary and greatest ally agree: It’s bad that North Korea has nuclear weapons, and it would be better if they gave them up. So why do the United States and China keep butting heads over North Korea, as Kim Jong Un fine-tunes his nuclear arsenal?
The latest effort to counter North Korea’s nuclear program—UN Security Council sanctions on several North Korean exports, orchestrated by American and Chinese negotiators—appears to indicate that the United States and China are finally joining forces to crush Kim’s nuclear ambitions. Yet the unity of purpose fades upon closer inspection. U.S. officials have questioned whether the Chinese government will enforce the sanctions, as the Trump administration considers ways to retaliate if Beijing fails to get tougher on its ally in Pyongyang. Donald Trump has boasted that the Security Council sanctions will have a “very big financial impact” on the North Korean economy, but the Chinese likely prevented the impact from being even bigger; the UN measures, for instance, notably do not restrict China and other countries from exporting oil to North Korea.
And mere days after the sanctions passed, Trump showed why UN cooperation may be less than meets the eye, threatening to unleash "fire and fury" against the North if its leaders continued to threaten the U.S.
“China could easily solve this problem!” Trump has tweeted in the past. How? The United States could take at least three paths to partner with China on addressing the North Korean nuclear threat. Each path is beset with obstacles.
Play by China’s Rules
China has, in fact, proposed a plan for solving the North Korea problem. As part of an approach that it calls “suspension for suspension,” the Chinese government has offered to broker a deal in which North Korea suspends its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs in exchange for the United States suspending its regular military exercises with South Korea, as a prelude to negotiations to eventually rid the North of nuclear weapons.
But the Trump administration has repeatedlyrejected the suggestion. Indeed, it strikes at the heart of how the Chinese government views the North Korean challenge differently than the U.S. government does.
Whereas U.S. officials want North Korea to renounce nuclear weapons—or at least take steps toward “denuclearization”—as a precondition for talks, Chinese officials consider denuclearization an end goal of negotiations, not a starting point. Whereas U.S. officials see North Korean militancy as the sole threat to security on the Korean peninsula, Chinese officials perceive North Korean and American provocations as twin threats—“two accelerating trains coming toward each other” and refusing “to give way,” in the words of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi. Whereas U.S. officials identify China as the central actor in the peninsular drama, holding the fate of North Korea in its hands, Chinese officials place their country just off-stage, merely directing feuding parties toward peace. While U.S. officials experiment with ways to exert pressure on North Korea, Chinese officials seek out pressure-relief valves. U.S. officials worry that nuclear negotiations with North Korea, which have backfired in the past, are a trap; Chinese officials claim dialogue is the only way out of the crisis. (Chinese embassy officials declined to comment on the record for this story.)
“The most urgent task at hand is to halt [North Korea’s] nuclear and missile programs,” Wang, the Chinese foreign minister, argued in a speech to the UN Security Council in April. “To achieve this, it is worthwhile to put aside the contention over who should take the first step and who is right, who is wrong. Rather, we should start from reaching for low-hanging fruits, defuse any flashpoint endangering peace on the peninsula, and create conditions for stability in the region.”
Wang’s counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, disagrees. “If we freeze where [the North Koreans] are today, we freeze their activities with a very high level of capability,” he explained in July, alluding to the fact that North Korea is close to having—or may already have—the means to hit the United States with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. “We’re asking North Korea to be prepared to come to the table with an understanding that these talks are going to be about how do we help you chart a course to cease and roll back your nuclear program. That’s what we want to talk about. ... Because stopping where they are today is not acceptable to us.”
Somewhere in between these positions may be a diplomatic solution to the current impasse. But if so, the parties haven’t found it yet.
Pressure China
China shares an 880-mile border with North Korea. It has a 56-year-old defense treaty with the North Koreans. It accounts for over 90 percent of North Korea’s trade. No country has more influence on North Korea than China. But the question the Trump administration is currently probing is what the limits of that influence are—and how China can be pushed to those limits.
The primary way that China can change Kim Jong Un’s calculus on nuclear weapons, according to the Trump administration, is by fully enforcing existing UN Security Council sanctions and restricting trade with North Korea well beyond what’s included in those sanctions. To persuade Chinese leaders to do this, U.S. officials have alternated between carrots and sticks. Trump has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping and offered him a favorable trade deal in exchange for help on North Korea, but the president and his advisers have also threatened to go to war on the Korean peninsula—a terrifying prospect for the Chinese—if China doesn’t rein in North Korea’s nuclear program. (Trump’s recent fire-and-fury warning may have been intended as much for Beijing as Pyongyang.)
The main form of pressure under discussion is economic. Trump’s Treasury Department recently imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank for allegedly laundering money for North Korea, and the administration is mulling further “secondary sanctions” on Chinese companies that do business with the North Korean government. It has also floated a range of punitive trade policies, from a tariff on steel imports to retaliation against Chinese intellectual-property violations. U.S. officials have long avoided such actions out of concern that punishing China would make it less cooperative, not more, on North Korea. But Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, argues that this analysis misses the way that targeted financial measures work. Beyond drying up funding for North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, he has written, economic penalties could, for instance, “drive a wedge between Chinese banks that covet their access to the U.S. financial system and Chinese leaders who indulge North Korea. If the banks fear they will be the next target of U.S. sanctions, they will pressure political leaders to change course.” (There’s recent precedent for this: The U.S. sanctions campaign to contain the Iranian nuclear program coerced China into reducing its trade and financial ties with Iran.)
Nevertheless, perhaps encouraged by China’s assistance at the United Nations and discouraged by the thought of sparking a trade war between the world’s largest economies, the Trump administration has proven reluctant to embrace this approach. Additional secondary sanctions, steel tariffs, and an investigation into China’s intellectual-property policies are all on hold at the moment.
Even if Trump were to go all in on pressuring China, it’s far from clear that doing so would achieve the desired result: the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program. That’s in part because of an additional disconnect in how China and America assess and rank the threats posed by North Korea. As Jennifer Lind of Dartmouth College has pointed out, North Korea is presently a national-security priority for U.S. officials because Kim Jong Un is building missiles that could carry a nuclear device to the United States, but Chinese officials don’t share that sense of urgency. North Korea has possessed nuclear weapons and shorter-range missiles that can hit China for years now. And while China opposes North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, its top security concern with regard to North Korea is something different: the collapse of Kim Jong Un’s government creating chaos in the North, which in turn could produce a refugee crisis, loose nukes, and an opportunity for the U.S. military presence in the region to expand right up to China’s borders. The Chinese government is therefore unlikely to crack down on North Korea to the extent the Trump administration wants, no matter how much pressure the United States applies, since that could lead to Kim’s downfall. Why would the Chinese fulfill America’s dreams only to usher in China’s nightmares?
Consider what fears Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, chose to focus on in a recent op-ed on North Korea. The North’s “nuclear test site is just dozens of miles away from Northeast China,” he wrote. “Any accident, nuclear or military, will have a catastrophic spillover on us. … The pressure, economic and military, on [North Korea] continues to build up. Yet how much is sufficient without triggering a humanitarian crisis or pushing Pyongyang into desperation? Another Iraq, Libya or Syria in Northeast Asia is a nightmare for all.”
China “is the umbilical cord that keeps North Korea alive,” Scott Snyder, a Korea expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, has observed. “But their main interest is in stability on the peninsula. So they’ve got leverage that they can’t use, essentially. Because if they use the leverage, they’re going to generate instability.”
Hence the logic behind the Trump administration’s warlike rhetoric: Faced with imminent instability from a U.S. attack on North Korea or potential instability from squeezing North Korea economically, perhaps China would choose the latter as the least bad option. When I spoke with Shen Dingli, a professor of international relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, in June, he credited Trump’s threat of military action against North Korea—rather than his threat of secondary sanctions, which would only apply to a select number of companies in China’s massive economy—with spurring China to get serious about halting imports of North Korean coal earlier this year.
Yet even if we assume that Trump applies maximum pressure on China, and that China fully complies with Washington’s wishes, it’s uncertain whether a Chinese clampdown could force the North Korean government to relinquish a nuclear arsenal that it has deemed essential for the survival of the Kim regime. North Korea has in recent years demonstrated a considerable degree of independence from China when it comes to its nuclear-weapons program. It has, for instance, persisted with missile tests despite China’s ban on coal imports.
“If China were to abandon all its economic links [with North Korea], North Korea would still not abandon nuclear weapons,” Shen told me. “China does not trust that it is able to stop North Korea. Therefore, China is unwilling to do everything it can to stop North Korea.”
Make a Mega-Deal With China
The drawbacks of the first two approaches have prompted someto propose a third: Zoom out from the North Korean nuclear threat and think more radically. Jay Lefkowitz, a former U.S. special envoy for human rights in North Korea, has urged the Trump administration to negotiate a pact with China in which it abandons America’s post-Korean War policy of supporting unification of the Korean peninsula under South Korean leadership. Todd Rosenblum, a former Obama administration official, has gone much further, suggesting that the United States withdraw American troops from South Korea in return for China ousting the Kim regime from power.
“The U.S. would remove all 30,000 troops from South Korea and close its military bases,” Rosenblum writes. “We could even consider ending its treaty with South Korea. In return, China would not only cease its support for North Korea but help end the Kim dynasty altogether, leaving behind a unified, democratic Korea that swears off nuclear weapons. The U.S. and China would jointly engage South Korea on its absorption of the North, since South Korea knows the cost of German reunification and is appropriately leery of reintegrating 25 million starved, information-deprived people into a modern state.”
Lind agrees that the sheer difficulty of convincing China to “act against its own interests” on North Korea would require some kind of grand bargain with the United States, but she doesn’t think a deal is doable. The concessions that “Washington would have to dangle at Beijing would have to be big—really big,” perhaps involving the U.S.-Japan mutual-defense alliance, disputed islands in the South China Sea, or the sovereignty of Taiwan, she writes. “But, with its many treaty allies and interests in East Asia, Washington would be unwilling to offer that kind of carrot.”
Shen also dismissed the notion of a mega-deal between China and the United States, less because it wasn’t feasible than because the goal of such an agreement would be futile. North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program is “impossible to stop,” he told me, “just like it was impossible to stop American nuclear weapons, impossible to stop Chinese nuclear weapons, impossible to stop Israel’s nuclear weapons, Indian nuclear weapons, and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.”
In that case, I asked, what would he advise the American president to do? “Live with North Korea’s nuclear weapons peacefully,” he said, “just like we live with American nuclear weapons peacefully, we live with Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapons peacefully.”
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2017.07.02 16:30 Forestl Hitman: Blood Money - Where the developers are now

After a week off I've returned to making threads. Since one of the main reasons this thread is late is the fact I've been playing a lot of Hitman I decided to look at Hitman: Blood Money. This is not a full list of the people who worked on the game. I'm leaving out the support and management at IO, the voice actors and mocap actors, some of the musicians and the different parts of Eidos around the world.
I've also changed the format of these threads slightly. Instead of sorting alphabetically I'm sorting by the order the people are listed in the credits.
As a note, IO had recent layoffs. If someone worked on the most recent Hitman and I wasn’t able to confirm they are still with the company, I’ll use words like “they seem to still be at IO”.

Hitman: Blood Money

Rasmus Hoejengaard worked as game director. Hoejengaard starting working on the Hitman series with the first game as a 3D artist and level designer. He left IO in 2006 and became director of design of MYC4 (which helps people invest in African businesses) before joining Eyecatcher Media in 2008. From 2007 to 2010 he co-founded and worked as executive producer of Saboteur Inc. In 2009 Hoejengaard joined Realtime Worlds as a senior producer on APB. In 2010 he joined Crytek as director of creative development. In 2013 Hoejengaard left Crytek and co-founded Brain+ and in 2014 founded Breaking the Mold Holding ApS. Since 2015 he has worked as chief design officer at Dice Stockholm and was last credited for Battlefield 1.
Martin Amor worked as technical producer and as a section manager. Amor became technology manager at IO in 2008 before becoming an outsourcing producer in 2011. He left the company in 2012 and moved to Asia. Amor started a now closed travel blog but I’m unable to find what he had done since 2013.
Tore Blystad worked as art director. Blystad next became game and art director for Absolution along with being a writer on the game. Blystad next became creative director for IO before leaving in 2013 to join Arts United Software. Blystad left that company in 2014 and after working freelance joined Crystal Dynamics at the end of the year. He is currently creative director on the Avengers game.
Peter Fleckenstein worked as gameplay director and as an artist. Fleckenstein left IO in 2008 and became a senior designer and partner at Reto-Moto. In 2013 he founded Flekko Productions and left Reto-Moto. SInce February 2017 he has been game director at Fantastic, yes.
Helle Marijnissen worked as producer. Marijnissen left IO in 2010 and since has worked for Siemens, Reto-Moto and Neurobiology Research Unit before returning to Siemens to work in Wind Power. In 2016 Marijnissen started a cafe and in 2017 joined Reto-Moto as a producer.


Marcell Baranyai worked as a programmer. Baranyai left IO in 2005 and started Mascot Entertainment (which made low budget RTS games) until 2011. In 2007 to 2013 he co-owned Weblords, a company that worked on VR, video streaming and voice communication. In 2011 Baranyai became a senior programmer and partner for Real5D and before becoming lead Xbox One programmer for NeoCore Games.
Jens Bo Albretsen worked as a programmer. Albretsen was last listed as render programmer on Absolution. Mobygames states that Albretsen joined Reto-Moto in 2008 but I’m unable to find if they are still with the company.
Carsten Brüggmann worked as a tools programmer. Brüggmann left IO in 2005 and in 2006 became a sound designer at Replaystudio. Since 2009 he has worked freelance and since 2010 co-owned the company appwerk.
Zoltán Buzáth worked as a programmer working on AI and game logic. Buzáth next worked the Glacier 2 engine for Absolution before working on the animation systems for Hitman (2016). In 2015 he left IO and joined Unity to work on core R&D.
Brian Meidell worked as a programmer. Meidell left IO in 2007 and co-founded The Game Equation. In 2010 he joined Cape Copenhagen and was CEO of the company until 2016. Since 2016 he has been CEO of FRVR.
Bo Cordes worked as a programmer. Cordes left IO in 2005 before returning in 2008 (I found a press release from 2008 that Cordes co-owned The Game Equation but a month later he is listed as returning to IO). Cordes worked at IO until 2011, when he joined Reto-Moto. In 2012 he joined Alpine Biomed and in 2013 joined GNResound as a senior software developer.
Neil Coxhead (now Kilindo) worked as an audio programmer. Kilindo left IO in 2008. After a break Kilindo worked as an iOS developer at Muehlenvilla Media in at the end of 2015 for slightly over a year. In 2017 he started to study as a masseur.
Theo Engell-Nielsen worked as a programmer. Engell-Nielsen left IO in 2009 and started work at Saxo Bank as a developemanager. In 2013 he joined Nordea Markets as a senior analyst before becoming a senior software developer at Otometrics in 2016.
Chris Gilbert worked as a PS2 programmer. Gilbert left IO in 2007 and next worked for 7 months at Rainbow Studios as a senior software engineelead for a game. In 2008 he became partner and CTO of Big Bang Entertainment and in 2010 became president and CEO at Enlighten Design Group. In 2012 he worked for a year as Sony Online Entertainment technical director and in 2013 became president and CEO of Knald Technologies. Since 2016 he has been CTO of Rainbow Studios.
Martin Harring worked as a programmer. Harring continued as a gameplay programmer until leaving IO in 2013. Since then he was worked as a senior software developer at SImaTech.
Morten Heiberg worked as a programmer (network programming and tools developer). Heiberg was lead AI programmer on Kane and Lynch 2 before leaving IO in 2010. He next worked freelance before starting Strange Loop in 2011, which creates software for mostly iOS devices.
Michael Holm worked as an AI programmer. Holm left IO in 2005 and next went into visual effects for films. Holm worked at Fridthjof Film for a year before joining Nordisk Film for almost 10 years. In 2016 Holm became head of technical support at 3D Printhuset.
Morten Suldrup Larsen worked as a programmer. Larsen seems to still be at IO and most recently was principal gameplay programmer on Hitman (2016).
Peter Malnai worked as a gameplay programmer. Malnai was the initial lead gameplay programmer for Absolution before leaving to join LucasArts in 2010 (he is credited as lead hero programmer). After LucasArts stopped developing games Malnai joined Hangar 13 and was a senior engineer on Mafia 3.
Peter Wraae Marino worked as a senior programmer. Marino left IO in 2006. The same year Marino worked as a programmer at esoft systems for a year and started work as IFAD TS programming software for military simulations. He left in 2014 and next worked for a year as CEO of Ap Dansport. He currently lists himself as working as a programmer at Spillehallen.
Sandor Nyako worked as a gameplay programmer. He left in 2005 and after 6 months at Bonus Online joined Nokia as a senior software engineer. In 2007 he joined BT as a business analysis, in 2008 joined CCC as a software development manager and in 2010 became a s senior software engineer at MSCI. In 2012 Nyako joined Vanderbilt as lead software engineer before joining Linkedin in 2016.
Stein Nygård worked as a game programmer. Nygård worked on Kane & Lynch before leaving IO at the end of 2007. He next joined Intracom before joining Novo Nordisk in 2009 (and started a consulting company). Since 2012 he has worked at Saxo Bank.
Mads Olesen worked as a programmer. Olesen is listed as working on Kane and Lynch, but I’m unable to find what they did afterwards.
Rasmus Sigsgaard worked as a gameplay programmer. Sigsgaard continued at IO until leaving in 2011 (he is credited for gameplay programming on Absolution). He next joined SimCorp for 3 years before joining Falck in 2014. In 2015 he joined e-conomic and in May 2017 Sigsgaard joined Unity as a software engineer.
Jens Skinnerup worked as a programmer. Skinnerup continued at IO until 2011 when they joined Massive Entertainment. At the end of 2012 Skinnerup returned to IO for 7 months before joining Press Play in 2013. Since 2016 Skinnerup has worked at Unity.
Hakon Steinø worked as a programmer. Steinø worked as a technical producer at IO before leaving in 2007 to work as a programmer at Genius Sonority. At the end of 2008 Steinø joined Reto-Moto where he worked until the end of 2016.
Jeroen Wagenaar worked as an AI programmer. Wagenaar left IO in 2011 and became a senior programmer at Hapti.co. In 2014 Wagenaar became a developer at IFAD TS.
Lars Piester worked as a programmer. Piester left IO in 2007 and became a medical engineer on X-Ray systems at Santax Medico. In 2013 Piester became a game programmer at Cape Copenhagen before becoming a medical engineer again in 2015. Since 2016 Piester has worked as a programmer at Siemen.


Jacob Andersen worked as an artist. Andersen left IO and joined Reto-Moto, where he still works. IGN Nordic interviewed Andersen earlier in 2017.
Tobias Biehl worked as a technical artist. Biehl continued as an artist at IO before leaving in 2012 and joining Hapti.co. In 2013 Biehl joined Playdead and last worked as technical artist on Inside.
Marek Bogdan worked as a level artist. Bogdan continued at IO until the end of 2013 and was a art director on Kane and Lynch 2. Bogdan next joined Playdead and worked on environmental art and design of Inside.
Svend Christensen worked as an artist. Christensen is last credited with work on Kane and Lynch 2. After that I’m unable to find what Christensen is doing.
Timothy Evison worked as an artist. Evison left IO in 2009 and from 2007 to 2009 was lead character artist for ZeitGuyz. Since 2010 he has worked at the University of Copenhagen as project coordinator for a section of Microbiology.
Thor Frølich worked as an artist. Frølich left IO in 2011 to work at Strange Loop.
David Giraud worked as lead character artist. Giraud left IO in 2005 to work as a senior character artist with Ubisoft on Assassin’s Creed and Avatar: The Game before leaving in 2009. From 2007 to 2009 Giraud also worked as a sculptoconcept artist for Steambotstudios. Giraud next joined EA Montreal for 11 months as character art director before joining THQ as studio character art director in 2010. After THQ closed in 2013 Giraud joined Ubisoft Montreal for a little over a year (he is credited as a character modeler for Rainbow Six Siege). Giraud joined Volta in 2014 (he left in 2015 but returned the next year) and has worked as a freelance sculptor for companies including DC Comics.
Allan Hansen worked as a 3D graphic designer. Hansen left IO in 2010 and in 2011 joined Playdead. After 7 months Hansen left Playdead (he is credited for additional art on Inside) and returned to IO until 2013. Hansen next joined 3Shape as a 3D consultant until 2014. I’m unable to find what Hansen did afterwards. He might’ve forgotten to add details.
Bo Heidelberg worked as a graphic designer and helped write the song “Slasher.” Heidelberg left IO in 2008 and during 2009 through 2011 worked at a few companies each for a few months. Heidelberg joined Reto-Moto in 2012 until 2014 and working as a graphic designer. Since 2016 Heidelberg has worked freelance at Grafikmekanik.
Tom Isaksen worked as character artist and lead character artist for the last year. Isaksen left IO in 2010 and started Character Ink in 2010. At his company Isaksen worked with companies including IO, Reto-Moto and Ubisoft. In 2013 Isaksen joined Ubisoft as a senior character artist on Wildlands. Since April 2017 he has been working as lead character artist for a Ubisoft game.
Søren Bech Jensen worked as a character artist. Jensen continued at IO before leaving in 2015 (he is credited as a character artist on the 2016 Hitman). Since 2015 Jensen has worked as a character artist at Ultra Ultra. Here is a model of Psy he made for some reason.
Sascha Jungnickel worked as an artist. Jungnickel left IO near the start of 2005. A Sascha Jungnickel founded Replay Studios which worked on games including Velvet Assassin. I’m unable to trace what Jungnickel did after Replay Studios closed in 2009.
Jesper Vorsholt Jørgensen worked as an artist. Jørgensen left IO in 2008 and joined Reto-Moto.
Rasmus Kjær worked as an artist. Kjær became creative director at IO on Absolution and Kane & Lynch 2 (He lists himself as still at IO I wasn’t able to find Kjær in the credits for the 2016 Hitman). In 2014 Kjær became creative director of TiTon and since 2017 has been art director at Brain+.
Oskar Lundqvist worked as an artist. Lundqvist left IO sometime during the development of Absolution (where he is credited as a character artist) to join Ubisoft as a character artist on Far Cry 3. Lundqvist was lead character artist on The Division
Stephan Nilsson worked as an environmental artist. Nilsson seems to still be at IO and was an environmental artist on the newest Hitman.
Mads Peitersen worked as an artist. Peitersen left IO in 2007 and became a visualizer for advertising for a year. In 2008 he joined Advance as a concept artist on Lego and Bionicle. In 2012 Peitersen joined Tactile Entertainment and since 2014 has worked for Kiloo as a senior concept artist.
Anders Pedersen worked as a 3D artist. Pedersen left IO in 2006 and in 2011 became lead 3D artist for Chiney. In 2013 Pedersen joined Alien Workshop and since 2016 has worked as a consultant for CEPOS.
Jesper Kieler Petersen (now Wille) worked as an artist. Wille left IO in 2008 to join Reto-Moto.
Oleksandr Pshenychnyy (now Alexander Andersen) worked as an artist. Andersen was lead lighting artist on Hitman (2016). .
Gitte Bay Overgaard worked as an artist. Overgaard left IO in 2011 and became a graphic designer. SInce 2012 Overgaard has worked as an adjunct lecturer at KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.
Sebastian Lindoff worked as a graphic/level artist. Lindoff became art director at IO before leaving in 2011 to join Ubisoft as art director on the Desmond's Journey part of Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Lindoff next worked as a lead artist on Far Cry 3’s multiplayer and was technical art director on The Division. Lindoff is currently working as technical art director on the Avatar game.
Thomas Storm worked as a graphic designer. Storm was a lead environmental artist on Kane & Lynch 2 before leaving IO in 2011 to join Reto-Moto as a freelance 3D artist. After 6 months at Hapti.co Storm joined MovieStarPlanet in 2013 before joining Copenhagen Creators in 2014. In 2015 Storm returned to IO as an associate producer before leaving in 2016. Since 2017 Storm has worked as Senior Graphic Space Dwarf at Ghost Ship Games.
Szakmár Györgyi worked as a level designer. Györgyi left IO in 2005 and worked the next 7+ years as a graphic artist. Since 2014 Györgyi has worked at Catmoon Productions.


Barbara Karolina Bernad worked as lead animator. Bernad left IO in 2007 and became a lead animator at Crytek until 2010. Bernad next worked for 10 months at UTV Ignition before working for 6 months at Maverick Media on trailers (including ones for DmC and Soul Calibur 5). Since 2011 Bernad has worked as produceart director at Tincture and since 2016 has worked as a producer at Kiloo.
Frederik Budolph-Larsen worked as supervising animator. Budolph-Larsen became a senior cinematic animator before leaving IO in 2013. Since leaving Budolph-Larsen has worked at Wil Film as an artist and director on Lego shows.
Jens Peter Kurup worked as an animator. Kurup worked as game director for Kane and Lynch and became studio creative director before leaving IO in 2013 (The 2016 Hitman was in preproduction when Kurup left). Kurup next joined Lego before founding TiTon in 2014 and working as CEO of the company until 2016. Since 2013 Kurup has also worked as a consultant for games.
Søren Lumholtz worked as an animator for Agent 47’s animations and worked on cutscenes. Lumholtz left IO in 2009 and after 6 months working at Postyr Postproduction in 2009 joined Gamblify in 2011. Lumholtz next joined Tactile Entertainment in 2013 and after leaving in 2014 has worked for a few different companies for short periods of time (most recently working for a month as a contractor at Fantastic, yes).
Frédéric Poirier worked as a character animator. Poirier left IO in 2005 to join Ubisoft (Poirier has previously worked at Ubisoft from 1998 to 2004) as animation technical director on Star Wars: Lethal Alliance, Mycoach and Prince of Persia Zero. Poirier left in 2007 and worked for a short time as a teacher and at studios including Behaviour Interactive (on Iron Man), Ludia (on Hell's Kitchen), Gameloft and Digital Dimension (on Mortal Kombat 9) over the next few years. In 2011 Poirier joined Groupe TVA where he worked as an infographist on news and sports shows before leaving in 2014. In 2016 Poirier started Digibuild.
Thomas Peter Theede Neubert worked as an animator. Neubert seems to still be at IO and worked on the 2016 Hitman.
Martin Poulsen worked as an animator. Poulsen continued at IO before leaving in 2012. I’m unable to find what Poulsen is currently doing. Edit I received a PM from a user who says they knows Poulsen. According to this user Poulsen now works at a home for the disabled.


Jesper Donnis worked as a gameplay scripter. Donnis left IO in 2010 (he is credited with working as a level designer on Absolution) and joined Reto-Moto where he is currently community manager.
Jonas Lind worked as a gameplay scripter and designed the notoriety and weapons systems. Lind became a producer at IO and last worked on the Glacier 2 engine before leaving in 2013. Lind joined Saxo Bank and since June 2017 has worked as global head of trading systems analysis & delivery for the company.
Thomas Løfgren worked as a gameplay scripter. In 2011 Løfgren became game director on Hitman (2016) before leaving in 2013. Later that year Løfgren joined Cape Copenhagen as creative directomanager and since May 2017 has worked as a consultant.
Jacob Mikkelsen worked as a gameplay scripter. Mikkelsen became lead level designer on Absolution and was principal level designer on Hitman (2016). Mikkelsen is still at IO and recently got a chicken dinner playing PUBG.
Petronela Cimpoesu Tarpgaard worked as a max scripter and in QA. Cimpoesu Tarpgaard worked on Outsourcing before leaving IO in 2013. After maternity leave Cimpoesu Tarpgaard joined KnapNok Games in 2015 and since 2016 has worked as project manager at Steuerhaus.
Mikkel Hempel worked as a max scripter. Hempel left IO in 2007 and joined Dalux. In 2009 Hempel joined Miracle (where he worked until 2016) and in 2010 co-founded Tricom (where he worked until 2016). Starting in 2016 Hempel has worked as a tech specialist and AI engineer at Globeteam.

Sound Design

Ivan Brandt worked as a sound designer. Brandt became lead sound designer on Kane & Lynch 2 before leaving IO in 2008. Brandt next joined Bankernes EDB and since 2010 has worked as a deployer at JN Data.
Thomas Dietl worked as a sound designer. Dietl left IO sometime during the development or after the release of Absolution. I’m unable to find what Dietl is currently doing but I was able to find he did work with MovieStarPlanet at one point. Here is a video I found from Dietl of recording military sounds for Hitman and Kane & Lynch.
Simon Holm List worked as lead sound designer. List left IO in 2011 to joine Reto-Moto. In 2015 List left and founded Tik Tak Tones which works on audio for games.
Michael Ziegler worked as a sound designer. Ziegler left IO in 2010 and since has worked as a technician for a few companies. Since 2016 Ziegler has worked at Kastrup Svømmehal. He has been the bass player for the band Hotel Hunger since 1987.

Engine Programming

Rune Brinckmeyer worked as an engine programmer. Brinckmeyer left IO in 2006 and joined Q1 Technologies. In 2010 Brinckmeyer joined Square Enix as strategic commander of online technologies. In 2014 Brinckmeyer joined Fibetco in the same role.
Micky Kelager worked as an engine programmer. Kelager left IO in 2010 and started consulting + joined Saxo Bank. In 2011 Kelager joined Havok and in 2013 joined The Eye Tribe. Since 2017 Kelager has worked as a software engineer for Oculus.
Kasper Storm Engelstoft worked as an engine programmer. Engelstoft left IO in 2008 to join Crystal Dynamics for four months before joining Krome Studios in 2009. Later in 2009 Engelstoft returned to IO as a lead render programmer on Absolution before leaving in 2013. Since 2013 Engelstoft has worked at Unity.
Károly Faragó worked as an engine programmer. Faragó left IO in 2006 and joined EA on games such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In 2008 Faragó joined Creative Assembly and is currently lead tools programmer for the company.
David Guldbrandsen worked as an engine programmer. Guldbrandsen left IO in 2005 and in 2007 joined Reto-Moto. In 2010 Guldbrandsen returned to IO before leaving in 2012 and joining Hapti.co. Since 2014 Guldbrandsen has worked as CEO of TiTon and has been a partner at Grazper since 2016.
Karsten Hvidberg worked as an engine programmer and as a section manger. Hvidberg was a co-founder of IO and CTO. In 2005 Hvidberg left and joined Reto-Moto in 2009 before joining Area9 in 2012. In April 2017 Hvidberg co-founded Coursetune and is CTO of the company.
Michael Bach Jensen worked as an engine programmer. Jensen left IO in 2007 and became a developer at IFAD TS. I’m not able to find if Jensen is still at IFAD but he is listed as a tools programmer on Absolution (I couldn’t find his name in the 2016 Hitman credits).
Asger Friis-Vigh worked as an audio programmer. Friis-Vigh left IO in 2011 and joined Saxo Bank. Friis-Vigh left Saxo Bank at the end of 2014 and in 2015 started a consulting company. Since 2016 Friis-Vigh has also worked as a developer at Schilling.
Mircea Marghidanu worked as an engine programmer. Marghidanu became lead of the render group before leaving IO in 2009. Marghidanu joined Unity and is currently a lead developer at the company.
Allan Merrild worked as an engine programmer. Merrild left IO in 2006 (but is credited as a tools programmer on Absolution) and joined TurnTool. In 2007 Merrild joined Bang & Olufsen and in 2011 joined Apptitude. After brief work in 2014 as a consultant Merrild joined Mjølner Informatics and in 2016 joined QIAGEN as a senior software developer. He might’ve forgotten to add details.
Morten Mikkelsen worked as an engine programmer. Mikkelsen left IO at the end of 2007 and joined Naughty Dog as part of the ICE team (which makes graphics technologies for Playstation developers). Mikkelsen next joined Crystal Dynamics in 2012 and was lead and principal graphics programmer on Rise of the Tomb Raider. Since 2015 Mikkelsen has worked at Unity.
Kasper Nielsen worked as an engine programmer. Nielsen continues to work at IO and is currently a senior render programmer.
Martin Pollas worked as an engine programmer and was a section manager. Pollas was a co-founder of IO and left at the end of 2006 and in 2008 helped found Reto-Moto. Since 2013 Pollas has been managing director of the company.
Jon Rocatis worked as an engine programmer. Rocatis is still at IO and worked as a render programmePlaystation coder for Hitman (2016).
Henning Semler worked as lead render programmer. Semler left IO in 2008 (but is still listed as a lead render programmer for Absolution) and co-founded Reto-Moto. Semler still works at Reto-Moto as lead render programmer.
Gyula Szentirmay worked as an engine programmer. Szentirmay left IO in 2007 (but is credited as a core engine programmer on Absolution) and joined Stormregion. In 2008 Szentirmay worked shortly at Zen Studios before joining Crytek later that year. At the end of 2011 Szentirmay left Cretek and joined High Moon Studios, and since 2015 has worked at Hangar 13.
Torsten Kjær Sørensen worked as an engine programmer. Sørensen left IO in 2008 (but was credited as an audio programmer on Absolution) and joined Oticon. Sørensen is still at Oticon (which makes hearing aids) as a development engineer.
Andreas Thomsen worked as an engine programmer. Thomsen left IO in 2008 (but is credited as an animation programmer on Absolution) to join Reto-Moto, where Thomsen currently works.


Greg Nagan worked as script writer. Nagan worked on Absolution but I’m unable to find what he did afterwards (Nagan is not listed in the 2016 Hitman credits).

Additional Work

Peter Andreasen worked as an additional programmer. Andreasen worked as technical producer and lead coder on Kane & Lynch before leaving IO near the end of 2010. Andreasen next joined Hapti.co before joining Press Play in 2013. Since 2016 Andreasen has worked as a programmer at Unity and was thanked in the credits of Inside.
Jesper Bloch-Christiansen worked as an additional programmer. Bloch-Christiansen was an ai programmer and lead physics programmer for Kane & Lynch. Bloch-Christiansen left IO in 2011 to join Hapti.co before leaving that company in 2013. In 2014 Bloch-Christiansen co-founded 3DQ before leaving and working for six months as a consultant in 2015. Since 2011 Bloch-Christiansen has run BlochWorks.
Henrik Edwards worked as an additional programmer. Edwards was a coder for Kane & Lynch before leaving IO in 2011. Edwards next joined Havok before co-founded 3DQ in 2014. IN 2015 Edwards joined Press Play before leaving in 2016. Since 2013 Edwards has run Dual Space. In 2016 Edwards co-founded Ghost Ship Games.
Martin Gram worked as an additional programmer and was a coder on Kane & Lynch. Gram worked in render programming before leaving IO in 2014 (he is credited in the 2016 Hitman) and joining e-conomic. Since February 2017 Gram has worked at Unity as product manager.
Martin Lütken worked as an additional programmer. Lütken left IO in 2004 to join KiSS Technology. In 2005 Lütken joined Netop Solutions and in 2009 joined AirplayMusic. Since 2013 he has worked as a senior software engineer at Medical Insight. Lütken has also served as a consultant at a few different companies in his time (including Saxo Bank).
Michael Juel Nielsen worked as an additional programmer. Nielsen left IO in 2003 and in 2004 joined Eastman Kodak as a test + QA engineer. Nielsen left in 2010 and worked relatively shortly at Enabling and eWork before joining Nordea Nordicin 2012. Nielsen left in 2014 and a few short jobs joined Banedanmark in 2016 as a tester. Nielsen has also worked as a consultant with Miracle BuddyShop since 2016.
Michael Bing worked as an additional artist. Blood Money is the only game Bing is credited for working on and I am unable to find any additional information.
Alan Cameron Boyle worked as an additional artist. Boyle joined IO in late 2005 and since has worked as an environmental artist. Boyle left IO and is currently working on a board game.
Morten Christian Bramsen worked as an additional artist. Bramsen left IO in 2005 and has worked as an artist at Playdead since 2006.
Miklos Büte worked as an additional artist. Büte was an environmental artist on Kane & Lynch and left IO in 2010. Büte next joined Creative Assembly before joining Climax Studios in 2011. Since 2013 Büte has worked as a 3D artist at Gameloft
Johan Flod worked as an additional artist. Flod was an artist at IO until 2009 and worked freelance for the following year. Flod went and got a master’s degree from 2010 to 2013 and next worked as a designer for UCS and Skandinavisk Yoga. Since 2015 Flod has worked as a technical artist at King.
Henrik Hansen worked as an additional artist. Hansen was art director of Mini Ninjas before leaving IO in 2010. I’m unable to find what Hansen is currently doing but they were listed as an additional artist on Inside.
Mads Prahm worked as an additional artist. Prahm was a producer at IO before leaving in 2010. He next joined Square Enix Montreal in 2012 and worked as a producer on Hitman Go before leaving in 2013. Since 2014 Prahm has been production director at Lego on their games.
Morten Hedegren worked as an additional artist and worked on the White House level. Hedegren worked as a level designer before leaving IO in 2013. He next worked for five months at Playdead on Inside before joining Brain+ in 2014. Since 2015 Hedegren has been a level designer at Ultra Ultra.
Michael Heilemann worked as an additional artist. Heilemann left IO in 2010 and since has worked as director of product design at Squarespace.
Balàzs Kiss worked as an additional artist. Kiss left IO after 2010 but I’m unable to find what he did afterwards (some of his art makes it seem like he joined Creative Assembly but I couldn’t find him in the credits of their games).
Peter von Linstow worked as an additional artist. Linstow left IO in 2010 and started to work freelance and in 2012 joined MovieStarPlanet.
Roberto Marchesi worked as an additional artist. Marchesi was an art director on Absolution before leaving IO in 2013. Marchesi next joined Lego, and is currently senior creative manager.
Peter Eide Paulsen worked as an additional artist. Paulsen continued as an artist at IO before his death in 2016. The game is dedicated to him.
Rasmus Poulsen worked as an additional artist. Poulsen was art director on Kane & Lynch 2 before leaving IO in 2011 to join Square Enix Montreal as studio art director. In 2014 Poulsen joined Ubisoft as an art director.
Anders Haldin worked as an additional animator. Haldin worked at IO for three months before joining Serious Games in 2005. In 2014 Haldin left Serious Games and next worked freelance as an animator and teacher. Since 2016 Haldin has worked as a maker lab manager at KEA.
Gabor Horvath worked as an additional animator. Horvath left IO in 2004 and since has worked as an animatodirector for Digic Pictures (2004-2009 2014-Present) and Puppetworks Animation (2009-2014). As part of these companies Horvath has worked on cinematics for games including The Witcher 3, Destiny: The Taken King, Assassin’s Creed 2 + 3 + Unity + Syndicate, Darksiders and more.
Martin Madsen worked as an additional animator. Madsen became a lead artist at IO before leaving in 2012. He next joined Hapti.co before becoming a storyboard artist at Wil Films in 2014.
Doron Meir worked as an additional animator. Meir left IO in 2007 and since has worked on films and television. Most recently Meir worked as a storyboard artist at Illumination Entertainment, founded a teaching company CreativityWise in 2013 and in 2015 became head of story at DHX Media.
Simon Sonnichsen worked as an additional animator. Sonnichsen worked at IO for 8 months before leaving in 2005 and working for 5 months as lead animator on the film HappilyN'EverAfter. Sonnichsen next worked on films with AFilm, Planet.DK and Toons-n-Tales for the next few years. In 2011 he became a lecturer and in 2016 he joined The Gentlemen Broncos while also starting a comic with Happy Flyfish.
Kim Zoll worked as an additional animator. This was the last game Zoll worked on. Aftere a few films in the following years Zoll opened an antique/oddities store.
Craig Kristensen worked as an additional animator. Kristensen was at IO for under a year and during that time was working at Kudos. Kristensen left Kudos in 2009 and in 2010 joined Capsize Productions. In 2012 Kristensen joined Manipulation before joining Discovery Network Denmark in 2014. Since 2007 Kristensen has also run the company Design Will Save Us ALl.
Peter Wendelboe Hansen worked as an additional sound designer. Hansen joined IO in 2006 before leaving in 2013. Before IO, while at IO and after leaving Hansen has worked freelance.
Thomas Jakobsen worked as an additional engine programmer. Jakobsen left IO in 2005 and joined Saxo Bank. In 2006 he became CEO of Q1 before becoming lead engineer at Havok in 2010. In 2013 Jakobsen co-founded and became CEO of Grazper.
Ulf Johansen worked as an additional engine programmer. Johansen became lead AI programmer at IO before leaving in 2015 (he is credited as an AI programmer on the 2016 Hitman). He is currently a software engineer at Unity.
Steffen Toksvig worked as an additional engine programmer. Toksvig was CTO of IO before leaving in 2008. After nine months at Orange Graphics Toksvig joined Unity in 2009. He is currently VP of strategic technology.
Morten Iversen worked as an additional script writer. Iversen left IO in 2004 and at the start of 2005 co-founded Zeitguyz. After leaving in 2008 Iversen joined Zentropa Games as game director. Later that year Iversen left IO and since has worked freelance at companies including Mingoville and Quintiles.


Hugh Grimley worked on QA. Grimley became a producer at IO before leaving in 2012. Grimley now works at Hapti.co in data analysis and user acquisition.
Klavs Kofod worked on QA. Kofod became QA lead in 2006 and worked with IO until 2013. After leaving Kofod joined SYBO Games as QA manager.
Janus Rau worked on QA. Rau worked as user research manager at IO until 2014, and from 2010 to 2014 also worked with Crystal Dynamics. Rau became user research director at Square Enix Europe in 2014 and since the end of 2015 has been greenlight & user research director at Square Enix West.
Oliver Winding worked on QA. Winding became a script writer at IO before leaving at the end of 2011. After working as a directoeditor at Edition Poshette and a lecturer at DADIU Winding returned to IO near the end of 2013. Winding is currently a senior writer at IO working on an unannounced project.
Natasza Ashkanani worked on additional QA. Ashkanani did QA for Kane & Lynch but I’m unable to trace anything after that.
Christian Jørgensen worked on additional QA. Jørgensen stopped working on QA with IO in 2007 and from 2006-2010 worked as a tester at Guppyworks. Jørgensen has worked as a software developer since 2009 and currently works at Knowledge Cube.
Mikkel Havmand worked on additional QA. Havmand worked as a QA lead at IO before leaving in 2007. Havmand has spent the next decade as a project manager for companies working with other companies (including Saxo Bank. He know works at Wunderman.
Frederikke Hoff worked on additional QA. Hoff left in 2007 and next joined Pollux Gamelabs as a community manager. After working with Denmark Radio Hoff joined Guinness World Records starting in 2011 and in 2013 joined Lego. Since 2014 Hoff has worked as a content producer at Mindjumpers.
Uffe Holm worked on additional QA. I’m unable to trace what Holm did afterwards.
Tatiana Hoejengaard worked on additional QA. Hoejengaard moved to HR and Administration in 2005 before leaving IO in 2009. She next joined Realtime Worlds working on recruiting and as a assistant product manager before joining Crytek in 2011. In 2015 Hoejengaard joined Riot Games as trafficking lead and currently works as associate development manager.
Marja Konttinen worked on additional QA. Konttinen left IO in 2005 and next worked as a product manager or designer at Zentropa Workz, Microsoft, Børsen, d-labs, de-construction and Isobar over the next few years. In 2011 Konttinen became marketing director at Rovio before leaving at the start of 2015. Since leaving Konttinen has been CMO of VAU and Lightneer
Jakob Mygind worked on additional QA. Mygind became a metric tools programmer before leaving IO in 2010. Mygind next worked as a chef before becoming an intern at CRM-Byggefakta. Since 2014 Mygind has worked as an iOS developer at Nodes.
Thomas Møller worked on additional QA. Møller was a QA lead at IO before leaving in 2007. After leaving he worked as a account directoclient manager and consultant at companies (including Wunderman). He currently works as account director at Hjaltelin Stahl.
Kristian Rise worked on additional QA. Rise left IO in 2006 and spent the next decade working as a communications officehead of communication at the colleges Danmarks Designskole, The Danish Design School and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2016 Rise was worked as development manager at the Danish Museum of Art & Design.
Jakob Rød worked on additional QA. Rød became an artist at IO in 2009 before leaving in 2013. He currently works as a freelance colorist.
In my research I found 7 people out of the 135 people I researched who worked on Blood Money who are still at IO.
A lot of companies showed up multiple times. Below are a list of times how many times a company showed up sorted by how many times they showed up. This is not a list of how many people currently work at the company.
Reto-Moto: 17 - Reto-Moto was founded in 1997 and helped form IO Interactive. After Eidos bought IO Reto-Moto was reformed in 2008. So far, Reto-Moto has developed the game Heroes & Generals.
Unity: 9
Saxo Bank: 8
Hapti.co: 8
Ubisoft: 7
Lego: 6
Playdead: 6
Brain+: 3
Cape Copenhagen: 3
Crytek: 3
Havok: 3
MovieStarPlanet: 3
Press Play: 3
TiTon: 3
3DQ: 2
Creative Assembly: 2
E-conomic: 2
Fantastic, yes: 2
The Game Equation: 2
Gameloft: 2
Ghost Ship Games: 2
Hangar 13: 2
KEA - 2
Kiloo: 2
Realtime Worlds: 2
Siemen: 2
Strange Loop: 2
Ultra Ultra: 2
Wil Films: 2
Wunderman: 2

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2017.06.17 09:34 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2009 (out of the 7,004 films released worldwide that year.)

  1. Aussie + Ted’s Great Adventure (Director: Shuki Levy)
  2. Bomb! (Director: Antonio de Santos)
  3. Curious George II: Follow That Monkey! (Director: Norton Virgien)
  4. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (Director: Lasse Hallström)
  5. Hannah Montana: The Movie (Director: Peter Chelsom)
  6. Jack And The Beanstalk (Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe)
  7. Kikkerdril (Director: Simone van Dusseldorp)
  8. Mandie + The Secret Tunnel (Directors: Joy Chapman + Owen Smith)
  9. Opposite Day (Director: R. Michael Givens)
  10. Pelle Politibil går i vannet (Rasmus A. Sivertsen)
  11. Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (Director: Tom Whitus)
  12. The Legacy (Director: Bernard Émond)
  13. The Mighty Macs (Director: Tim Chambers)
  14. The Princess And The Frog (Directors: Ron Clements + John Musker)
  15. The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit (Directors: David Mucci Fassett + Michael Hack)
  16. The True Story Of Puss ‘N Boots (Directors: Jérôme Deschamps, Pascal Hérold + Macha Makeïeff)
  17. The Velveteen Rabbit (Director: Michael Landon, Jr.)
  18. The Wild Stallion (Director: Craig Clyde)
  19. Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (Director: Klay Hall)
  20. Trail Of The Panda (Director: Zhong Yu)
  1. A Christmas Carol (Director: Robert Zemeckis)
  2. A Little Bit Of Faith (Director: Tiana Hailey)
  3. A Shine Of Rainbows (Director: Vic Sarin)
  4. Adam (Director: Joseph Minasi)
  5. Alabama Moon (Director: Tim McCanlies)
  6. Alien Trespass (Director: R.W. Goodwin)
  7. Aliens In The Attic (Director: John Schultz)
  8. Alvin + The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Director: Betty Thomas)
  9. Amargura (Director: Antonio de Santos)
  10. Amelia (Director: Mira Nair)
  11. Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (Director: Luc Besson)
  12. Astro Boy (Director: David Bowers)
  13. Babysitters Beware (Director: Douglas Horn)
  14. Bandslam (Director: Todd Graff)
  15. Bigfoot (Director: Kevin Tenney)
  16. Bride Wars (Director: Gary Winick)
  17. Bright Star (Director: Jane Campion)
  18. Broken Hill (Director: Dagen Merrill)
  19. C Me Dance (Director: Greg Robbins)
  20. Cairo Time (Director: Ruba Nadda)
  21. Call Of The Wild (Director: Richard Gabai)
  22. Cayman Went (Director: Bobby Sheehan)
  23. Christmas Angel (Director: Brian Brough)
  24. Christmas In Beverly Hills (Director: Neri Parenti)
  25. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Directors: Phil Lord + Christopher Miller)
  26. Confessions Of A Shopaholic (Director: P.J. Hogan)
  27. Coraline (Director: Henry Selick)
  28. Coyote County Loser (Director: Jason Naumann)
  29. Disco Cops: The Movie (Director: Tanner Robbins)
  30. Dragonball: Evolution (Director: James Wong)
  31. Earthwork (Director: Chris Ordal)
  32. Faces (Director: Thomas R. Dickens)
  33. Fame (Director: Kevin Tancharoen)
  34. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Director: Wes Anderson)
  35. From Time To Time (Director: Julian Fellowes)
  36. G-Force (Director: Hoyt Yeatman)
  37. A Ted Named Gooby (Gooby) (Director: Wilson Coneybeare)
  38. Harry Potter + The Half-Blood Prince (Director: David Yates)
  39. Heiran (Director: Shalizeh Arefpoor)
  40. Hiroshima (Director: Pablo Stoll)
  41. Hotel For Dogs (Director: Thor Freudenthal)
  42. Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (Directors: Carlos Saldanha + Mike Thurmeier)
  43. If God Wants (Director: Arthur Diennet)
  44. Jump (Director: Stephen Fung)
  45. Little Hercules (in 3-D) (Director: Mohamed Khashoggi)
  46. Looking For Jackie (Directors: Gangliang Fang + Ping Jiang)
  47. Lost In The Woods (Director: Jim Wynorski)
  48. Luke And Lucy: The Texas Rangers (Directors: Wim Bien + Mark Mertens)
  49. Mao’s Last Dancer (Director: Bruce Beresford)
  50. Minor Details (Director: John Lyde)
  51. Monsters vs. Aliens (Directors: Rob Letterman + Conrad Vernon)
  52. Nativity! (Director: Debbie Isitt)
  53. New In Town (Director: Jonas Elmer)
  54. Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (Director: Shawn Levy)
  55. Old Dogs (Director: Walt Becker)
  56. One Good Man (Director: Christian Vuissa)
  57. Party Time: The Movie (Director: Juanma Fernández-Paris)
  58. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Director: Steve Carr)
  59. Pedro (Director: undisclosed)
  60. Planet 51 (Directors: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad + Marcos Martínez)
  61. Princess Kaiulani (Director: Marc Forby)
  62. Race To Witch Mountain (Director: Andy Fickman)
  63. Raising Kayn (Director: Colton Tran)
  64. Right Hand Drive (Director: Mark Kalbskopf)
  65. Seafoam + Salmon (Director: Sarah Kim)
  66. Shadows Of The Past (Director: Warren Ryan)
  67. Shannon’s Rainbow (Director: Frank E. Johnson)
  68. Shorts (Director: Robert Rodriguez)
  69. Silent Nights (Director: Tom Poehlmann)
  70. Sticky Fingers (Director: Ken Scott)
  71. Summer Wars (Director: Mamoru Hosoda)
  72. Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (Director: Ray Griggs)
  73. The Bee (Director: David Rountree)
  74. The Dolphin: Story Of A Dreamer (Director: Eduardo Schuldt)
  75. The Last Passport (Directors: Kent Smith + David Temple)
  76. The Lightkeepers (Director: Daniel Adams)
  77. The Lost + Found Family (Director: Barnet Bain)
  78. The Perfect Game (Director: William Dear)
  79. The Pink Panther II (Director: Harald Zwart)
  80. The Prodigy (Director: Robert D. Hanna)
  81. The Search (Director: Perna Tseden)
  82. The Stinkville Monster (Director: Tony Trombo)
  83. The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle (Director: Florian Baxmeyer)
  84. The Young Victoria (Director: Jean-Marc Vallée)
  85. Toys In The Attic (Directors: Jirí Barta + Vivian Schilling)
  86. Up (Director: Pete Docter + Bob Peterson)
  87. When North Winds Blow (Director: James M. De Vince)
  88. Where The Wild Things Are (Director: Spike Jonze)
  89. Wild Grass (Director: Alain Resnais)
  1. 12 Rounds (Director: Renny Harlin)
  2. 17 Again (Director: Burr Steers)
  3. 2012 (Director: Roland Emmerich)
  4. 3 Idiots (Director: Rajkumar Hirani)
  5. (500) Days Of Summer (Director: Marc Webb)
  6. 9 (Director: Shane Acker)
  7. A Secret Promise (Director: Fred Manocherian)
  8. A Serious Man (Director: Joel Coen)
  9. According To Greta (Director: Nancy Bardawil)
  10. Adam (Director: Max Mayer)
  11. After Last Season (Director: Mark Region)
  12. All About Steve (Director: Phil Traill)
  13. All Ages Night (Director: Nancy Montuori Stein)
  14. All For Liberty (Director: Chris Weatherhead)
  15. All’s Faire In Love (Director: Scott Marshall)
  16. Amor y Frijoles (Directors: Mathew Kodath + Hernan Pereira)
  17. Amreeka (Director: Cherien Dabis)
  18. An Education (Director: Lone Scherfig)
  19. Angels + Demons (Director: Ron Howard)
  20. Armored (Director: Nimród Antal)
  21. Avatar (Director: James Cameron)
  22. B-Girl (Director: Emily Dell)
  23. Better The Devil You Know (Director: Greg Augustine)
  24. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (Director: Peter Hyams)
  25. Black Sheep (Director: Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz)
  26. Black + Blue (Director: Jill Maxcy)
  27. Bounty (Director: Jared Isham)
  28. Bran Nue Dae (Director: Rachel Perkins)
  29. Carriers (Directors: David Pastor + Àlex Pastor)
  30. Chandni Chowk To China (Director: Nikkhil Advani)
  31. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (Director: Paul Weitz)
  32. City Island (Director: Raymond De Felitta)
  33. Coco Before Chanel (Director: Anne Fontaine)
  34. Cold Souls (Director: Sophie Barthes)
  35. Couples Retreat (Director: Peter Billingsley)
  36. Creation (Director: Jon Amiel)
  37. Dance Flick (Director: Damien Dante Wayans)
  38. Dear Lemon Lima (Director: Suzi Yoonessi)
  39. Did You Hear About The Morgans? (Director: Marc Lawrence)
  40. Drag Me To Hell (Director: Sam Raimi)
  41. Dragon Hunter (Director: Stephen Shimek)
  42. Duplicity (Director: Tony Gilroy)
  43. Echelon Conspiracy (Director: Greg Marcks)
  44. Endgame (Director Pete Travis)
  45. Everybody’s Fine (Director: Kirk Jones)
  46. Fanboys (Director: Kyle Newman)
  47. Farzaneh (Director: David Brokhim)
  48. Fast + Furious (Director: Justin Lin)
  49. Father And Guns (Director: Émile Gaudreault)
  50. Fighting (Director: Dito Montiel)
  51. Fire From Below (Directors: Andrew Stevens + Jim Wynorski)
  52. Fired Up! (Director: Will Gluck)
  53. Flying By (Director: Jim Amatulli)
  54. For Sale By Owner (Director: Robert J. Wilson)
  55. Forget (Director: Jacob Landis-Eigsti)
  56. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (Director: Gareth Carrivick)
  57. From Mexico With Love (Director: Jimmy Nickerson)
  58. G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (Director: Stephen Sommers)
  59. Gentlemen Broncos (Director: Jared Hess)
  60. Get Low (Director: Aaron Schneider)
  61. Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (Director: Mark Waters)
  62. God Send Me A Man (Directors: Emmbre Perry + Curtis Von)
  63. God, Me...HIV? One Man Show (Directors: Devin T. Robinson + Darien F. Rodriguez)
  64. Grilling Bobby Hicks (Director: Tommy Wood)
  65. H2O Extreme (Director: William Scharpf)
  66. He’s Just Not That Into You (Director: Ken Kwapis)
  67. Hell’s Fury: Wanted Dead Or Alive (Director: Alan Chan)
  68. HER (Directors: Tyrone Tann + Omega Kayne)
  69. Hillbilly Bob Zombie (Director: Ray Basham)
  70. Hurricane Season (Director: Tim Story)
  71. I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Director: Tyler Perry)
  72. I Hate Valentine’s Day (Director: Nia Vardalos)
  73. I Love You, Beth Cooper (Director: Chris Columbus)
  74. Imagine That (Director: Karey Kirkpatrick)
  75. Invictus (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  76. Irene In Time (Director: Henry Jaglom)
  77. It’s A Mismatch (Director: Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad)
  78. Julie + Julia (Director: Nora Ephron)
  79. Karma Calling (Director: Sarba Das)
  80. Knowing (Director: Alex Proyas)
  81. Labor Pains (Director: Lara Shapiro)
  82. Land Of The Lost (Director: Brad Silberling)
  83. Like Dandelion Dust (Director: Jon Gunn)
  84. Love Happens (Director: Brandon Camp)
  85. Love Hurts (Director: Barra Grant)
  86. Love N’ Dancing (Director: Robert Iscove)
  87. Lurking Under Life (Director: William Conrad)
  88. Mack Hanglider (Directors: Mark Macaluso + Peter Macaluso)
  89. Madea Goes To Jail (Director: Tyler Perry)
  90. Mega Diva (Director: Roberto Angel Salcedo)
  91. Mexican Gold (Director: Chuck Walker)
  92. Monster Beach Party (Director: Jay Wade Edwards)
  93. Motherhood (Director: Katherine Dieckmann)
  94. My Life In Ruins (Director: Donald Petrie)
  95. My One And Only (Director: Richard Loncraine)
  96. My Sister’s Keeper (Director: Nick Cassavetes)
  97. Nine (Director: Rob Marshall)
  98. Ninja Masters (Director: Xin Xin Xiong)
  99. No Greater Love (Director: Brad J. Silverman)
  100. Nobody (Director: Rob Perez)
  101. Not Easily Broken (Director: Bill Duke)
  102. Not Since You (Director: Jeff Stephenson)
  103. Nowhere To Hide (Director: John Murlowski)
  104. Obsessed (Director: Steve Shill)
  105. Ondine (Director: Neil Jordan)
  106. Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (Director: Evgeny Afineevsky)
  107. Palo Pinto Gold (Director: Anthony Henslee)
  108. Paper Heart (Director: Nicholas Jasenovec)
  109. Partners (Director: Peter James Iengo)
  110. Passport To Love (Director: Victor Vu)
  111. Pastor Browne (Director: Rockmond Dunbar)
  112. Pennsylvania Is For Lovers (Director: Mickey Reece)
  113. Play The Game (Director: Marc Fienberg)
  114. Poema de salvación (Director: Brian Dublin)
  115. Poker Run (Director: Julian Higgins)
  116. Post Grad (Director: Vicky Jenson)
  117. Push (Director: Paul McGuigan)
  118. Ripples (Director: Marc Williams)
  119. Rock Slyde (Director: Chris Dowling)
  120. Royal Kill (Director: Babar Ahmed)
  121. Sabotage (Director: Reza Sixo Fafai)
  122. Sherlock Holmes (Director: Guy Ritchie)
  123. Something Blue (Directors: Sean Dillon + Curtis Krick)
  124. Spyware (Director: Grant Richards)
  125. Star Quest (Director: Jon Bonnell)
  126. Star Trek (Director: J.J. Abrams)
  127. State Of Play (Director: Kevin McDonald)
  128. Stay Cool (Director: Michael Polish)
  129. Steppin: The Movie (Director: Michael Taliferro)
  130. Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li (Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak)
  131. Sugarland (Director: Kenny Fisher)
  132. Surrogates (Director: Jonathan Mostow)
  133. Terminator: Salvation (Director: McG)
  134. That Evening Sun (Director: Scott Teems)
  135. The Blind Side (Director: John Lee Hancock)
  136. The Box (Director: Richard Kelly)
  137. The Boys Are Back (Director: Scott Hicks)
  138. The Break-Up Artist (Director: Steve Woo)
  139. The City Of Your Final Destination (Director: James Ivory)
  140. The Concert (Director: Radu Mihaileanu)
  141. The Deported (Director: Lance Kawas)
  142. The Fourth Kind (Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi)
  143. The Greatest Song (Director: Sarah Poindexter)
  144. The Gun (Director: Julio Alvarez)
  145. The Haunting In Connecticut (Director: Peter Cornwell)
  146. The Hole (Director: Joe Dante)
  147. The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (Director: Terry Gilliam)
  148. The Indian (Director: Ineke Houtman)
  149. The Invention Of Lying (Directors: Ricky Gervais + Matthew Robinson)
  150. The Jerk Theory (Director: Scott S. Anderson)
  151. The Least Among You (Director: Mark Young)
  152. The Lovely Bones (Director: Peter Jackson)
  153. The Maiden Heist (Director: Peter Hewitt)
  154. The Marc Pease Experience (Director: Todd Louiso)
  155. The New Daughter (Director: Luiso Berdejo)
  156. The Open Road (Director: Michael Meredith)
  157. The Proposal (Director: Anne Fletcher)
  158. The Shortcut (Director: Nicholaus Goossen)
  159. The Six Wives Of Henry Lefay (Director: Howard Michael Gould)
  160. The Smell Of Success (Director: Michael Polish)
  161. The Soloist (Director: Joe Wright)
  162. The Stepfather (Director: Nelson McCormick)
  163. The Storm Warriors (Directors: Danny Pang + Oxide Chun Pang)
  164. The Strip (Director: Jameel Khan)
  165. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Director: Robert Schwentke)
  166. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Director: Chris Weitz)
  167. The Unborn (Director: David S. Goyer)
  168. The Uninvited (Directors: Charles Guard + Thomas Guard)
  169. The Way (Director: Vladimir Pasichnik)
  170. The Winning Season (Director: Jim Strouse)
  171. The Yankles (Director: David R. Brooks)
  172. To Save A Life (Director: Brian Baugh)
  173. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (Director: Michael Bay)
  174. Under The Mountain (Director: Jonathan King)
  175. Whatever Works (Director: Woody Allen)
  176. Where The Lotus Blooms (Director: Metrey Keo)
  177. Whip It (Director: Drew Barrymore)
  178. White Wedding (Director: Jann Turner)
  179. White On Rice (Director: Dave Boyle)
  180. Wild About Harry (Director: Gwen Wynne)
  181. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Director: Gavin Hood)
  182. Year One (Director: Harold Ramis)
  183. You Are Not The Father! (Director: Gerron DelValle)
  1. (Untitled) (Director: Jonathan Parker)
  2. 21 + a Wake Up (Director: Chris McIntyre)
  3. 31 North 62 East (Director: Tristan Loraine)
  4. 44 Inch Chest (Director: Malcolm Venville)
  5. A Heavenly Vintage (Director: Niki Caro)
  6. A Perfect Getaway (Director: David Twohy)
  7. A Prophet (Director: Jacques Audiard)
  8. A Single Man (Director: Tom Ford)
  9. A Vampire’s Tale (Director: Drew Cullingham)
  10. A Woman, A Gun + A Noodle Shop (Director: Yimou Zhang)
  11. Accidents Happen (Director: Andrew Lancaster)
  12. Across The Hall (Director: Alex Merkin)
  13. Adopted (Director: Pauly Shore)
  14. Adventureland (Director: Greg Mottola)
  15. After.Life (Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo)
  16. Against The Current (Director: Peter Callahan)
  17. Agora (Director: Alejandro Amenábar)
  18. Albino Farm (Director: Joe Anderson)
  19. All American Orgy (Director: Andrew Drazek)
  20. Alpha Males Experiment (Knuckle Draggers) (Director: Alex Ranarivelo)
  21. Amar (Director: Jorge Ramírez Suárez)
  22. Amar a morir (Director: Fernando Lebrija)
  23. American Cowslip (Director: Mark David)
  24. American Virgin (Director: Clare Kilner)
  25. Angel Of Death (Director: Paul Etheredge)
  26. Anytown (Director: Dave Rodriguez)
  27. Applause (Director: Martin Zandvliet)
  28. April Showers (Director: Andrew Robinson)
  29. Assault Of The Sasquatch (Director: Andrew Gernhard)
  30. Attack On Darfur (Director: Uwe Boll)
  31. Autumn (Director: Steven Rumbelow)
  32. Away We Go (Director: Sam Mendes)
  33. Baby On Board (Director: Brian Herzlinger)
  34. Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (Director: Werner Herzog)
  35. Baja Beach Bums (Director: Patrick Healy)
  36. Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach (Director: Danny Leiner)
  37. Bangkok Adrenaline (Director: Raimund Huber)
  38. Bazookas: The Movie (Director: Michael G. Leonard)
  39. Beautiful (Director: Dean O’Flaherty)
  40. Beautiful Kate (Director: Rachel Ward)
  41. Beauty + The Beast (Director: David Lister)
  42. Behaving Badly (Director: Juan Drago)
  43. Big Fan (Director: Robert D. Siegel)
  44. Bitch Slap (Director: Rick Jacobson)
  45. Black (Director: Pierre Laffargue)
  46. Black Dynamite (Director: Scott Sanders)
  47. Blackface Killer (Director: Michael Fredianelli)
  48. Bled (Director: Christopher Hutson)
  49. Blood Creek (Director: Joel Schumacher)
  50. Blood Night: The Legend Of Mary Hatchet (Director: Frank Sabatella)
  51. Blood + Bone (Director: Ben Ramsey)
  52. Blood: The Last Vampire (Director: Chris Nahon)
  53. Bob Funk (Director: Craig Carlisle)
  54. Boogie Woogie (Director: Duncan Ward)
  55. Book Of Blood (Director: John Harrison)
  56. Breaking Point (Director: Jeff Celentano)
  57. Broken Embraces (Director: Pedro Almodóvar)
  58. Brooklyn’s Finest (Director: Antoine Fuqua)
  59. Brother’s War (Director: Jerry Buteyn)
  60. Brotherhood (Director: Nicolo Donato)
  61. Brothers (Director: Jim Sheridan)
  62. Brüno (Director: Larry Charles)
  63. Cabin Fever II: Spring Fever (Director: Ti West)
  64. Calvin Marshall (Director: Gary Lundgren)
  65. Case 39 (Director: Christian Alvart)
  66. Chain Letter (Director: Deon Taylor)
  67. Chaw (Director: Jeong-won Shin)
  68. Chicago Overcoat (Director: Brian Caunter)
  69. Chloe (Director: Atom Egoyan)
  70. Chéri (Director: Stephen Frears)
  71. City Of Life + Death (Director: Chuan Lu)
  72. Clash (Director: Thanh Son Le)
  73. Coco Chanel + Igor Stravinsky (Director: Jan Kounen)
  74. Cold Storage (Director: Tony Elwood)
  75. Command Performance (Director: Dolph Lundgren)
  76. Cornered! (Director: Daniel Maze)
  77. Cracks (Director: Jordan Scott)
  78. Crank: High Voltage (Directors: Mark Neveldine + Brian Taylor)
  79. Crazy Heart (Director: Scott Cooper)
  80. Creature Of Darkness (Director: Mark Stouffer)
  81. Crimes Of The Past (Director: Garrett Bennett)
  82. Crossing Over (Director: Wayne Kramer)
  83. Crush (Directors: Jeffrey Gerritsen + John V. Soto)
  84. Crush (Director: Michelle Fridley)
  85. Cyber Ninja (Director: James Arnett)
  86. Damage (Director: Jeff King)
  87. Damned By Dawn (Director: Brett Anstey)
  88. Dare (Director: Adam Salky)
  89. Dark Country (Director: Thomas Jane)
  90. Dark Fields (Director: Douglas Schulze)
  91. Dark Frontier (Director: Kriv Stenders)
  92. Dark House (Director: Darin Scott)
  93. Dark Moon Rising (Director: Dana Mennie)
  94. Daybreakers (Directors: Michael Spierig + Peter Spierig)
  95. Dead Man Running (Director: Alex De Rakoff)
  96. Deadland (Director: Damon O’Steen)
  97. Deadline (Director: Sean McConville)
  98. Death Warrior (Director: Bill Corcoran)
  99. Deep In The Valley (Director: Christian Forte)
  100. Defendor (Director: Peter Stebbings)
  101. Desert Flower (Director: Sherry Hormann)
  102. Diagnosis: Death (Director: Jason Stutter)
  103. Direct Contact (Director: Danny Lerner)
  104. Dismal (Director: Gary King)
  105. District 13: Ultimatum (Director: Patrick Alessandrin)
  106. District 9 (Director: Neill Blomkamp)
  107. Dolan’s Cadillac (Director: Jeff Beesley)
  108. Don McKay (Director: Jake Goldberger)
  109. Don’t Let Me Down (Director: Cruz Angeles)
  110. Don’t Look Up (Director: Fruit Chan)
  111. Dorian Gray (Director: Oliver Parker)
  112. Double Identity (Director: Dennis Dimster)
  113. Down Terrace (Director: Ben Wheatley)
  114. Down For Life (Director: Alan Jacobs)
  115. Dread (Director: Anthony DiBlasi)
  116. Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (Director: Michael Feifer)
  117. Elsewhere (Director: Nathan Hope)
  118. End Game (Director: Bruce Koehler)
  119. Endless Bummer (Director: Sam Pillsbury)
  120. Evil Things (Director: Dominic Perez)
  121. Extract (Director: Mike Judge)
  122. Eyeborgs (Director: Richard Clabaugh)
  123. Eyes Of The Woods (Directors: Darrin Reed, F. Miguel Valenti + Mark Villalobos)
  124. Falling Awake (Director: Agustin)
  125. Fatal Secrets (Director: Meir Sharony)
  126. Finding Bliss (Director: Julie Davis)
  127. Fireball (Director: Thanakorn Pongsuwan)
  128. Five Minutes Of Heaven (Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel)
  129. Force Of Five (Director: Krissanapong Rachata)
  130. Forget Me Not (Director: Tyler Oliver)
  131. Formosa Betrayed (Director: Adam Kane)
  132. Four Boxes (Director: Wyatt McDill)
  133. Frankenhood (Director: Blaxwell Smart)
  134. Frat Party (Director: Robert Bennett)
  135. Friday The 13th (Director: Marcus Nispel)
  136. Frozen Kiss (Director: Harry Bromley Davenport)
  137. Funny People (Director: Judd Apatow)
  138. Fury (Director: Liz Lehmann)
  139. Gamer (Directors: Mark Neveldine + Brian Taylor)
  140. Ghost Machine (Director: Chris Hartwill)
  141. Ghost Month (Director: Danny Draven)
  142. Giallo (Director: Dario Argento)
  143. Give ‘em Hell Malone (Director: Russell Mulcahy)
  144. Glorious 39 (Director: Stephen Poliakoff)
  145. Good Guys Finish Last (Director: Riley Wood)
  146. Grace (Director: Paul Solet)
  147. Halloween II (Director: Rob Zombie)
  148. Handsome Harry (Director: Bette Gordon)
  149. Happy Tears (Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein)
  150. Hard Times (Director: Tom Reeve)
  151. Hardwired (Director: Ernie Barbarash)
  152. Harry Brown (Director: Daniel Barber)
  153. Heavy Weight On The Block (Director: F. Terrell Johnson)
  154. Helen (Director: Sandra Nettelbeck)
  155. Hellbinders (Directors: Mitch Gould, Hiro Koda + David Wald)
  156. Heroes (Director: Malcolm Brooks)
  157. Hidden (Director: Pål Øie)
  158. Hierarchy (Director: Michael Fredianelli)
  159. High Life (Director: Gary Yates)
  160. Homecoming (Director: Morgan J. Freeman)
  161. Horsemen (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)
  162. House Broken (Director: Sam Harper)
  163. Humpday (Director: Lynn Shelton)
  164. Hunger (Director: Steven Hentges)
  165. Hurt (Director: Barbara Stepansky)
  166. I Am Love (Director: Luca Guadagnino)
  167. I Do...I Did! (Director: J. Jesses Smith)
  168. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (Director: Bob Gosse)
  169. I Love You Phillip Morris (Directors: Glenn Ficarra + John Requa)
  170. I Love You Too (Director: Nerlin Stfleur)
  171. I Love You, Man (Director: John Hamburg)
  172. Ibrahim Labyad (Director: Marwan Hamed)
  173. Ikenhisu: To Kill With One Blow (Director: La’Mard J. WIngster)
  174. Immortally Yours (Director: Joe Tornatore)
  175. In Her Skin (Director: Simone North)
  176. In The Electric Mist (Director: Bertrand Tavernier)
  177. In The Eyes Of A Killer (Director: Louis Mandylor)
  178. InSearchOf (Director: Zeke Zelker)
  179. Infestation (Director: Kyle Rankin)
  180. Ingenious (Director: Jeff Balsmeyer)
  181. Inglourious Basterds (Director: Quentin Tarantino)
  182. Into Temptation (Director: Patrick Coyle)
  183. It’s Complicated (Director: Nancy Meyers)
  184. Jarring (Director: Ivo Raza)
  185. Jennifer’s Body (Director: Karyn Kusama)
  186. Johnny Boy (Directors: Mickey Reece + James Paulsgrove)
  187. Jordan Saffron: Taste This! (Director: Sergio Myers)
  188. Just Another Day (Director: Peter Spirer)
  189. Kicking The Dog (Director: Randy Scooter Lammey)
  190. Kill Peter, Pay Paul (Directors: Kenny Foster + Dustin S. Massie)
  191. Kill Theory (Director: Chris Moore)
  192. Killer View (Director: Brian James O’Connell)
  193. Knife Edge (Director: Anthony Hickox)
  194. Know Thy Enemy (Director: Lee Cipolla)
  195. La Linea (The Line) (Director: James Cotton)
  196. La Mission (Director: Peter Bratt)
  197. La soga (Director: Josh Crook)
  198. Laid To Rest (Director: Robert Hall)
  199. Last Day Of Summer (Director: Vlad Yudin)
  200. Law Abiding Citizen (Director: F. Gary Gray)
  201. Leaves Of Grass (Director: Tim Blake Nelson)
  202. Lebanon (Director: Samuel Maoz)
  203. Legend Of The Bog (Director: Brendan Foley)
  204. Lies + Illusions (Director: Tibor Takács)
  205. Life During Wartime (Director: Todd Solondz)
  206. Life Is Hot In Cracktown (Director: Buddy Giovinazzo)
  207. Little Fish, Strange Pond (Director: Gregory Dark)
  208. Little New York (Director: James DeMonaco)
  209. Lofty Intentions (Director: Gerard Jamroz)
  210. Lost Angels (Director: Justin Voskian)
  211. Love Conquers Paul (Director: Colin Bannon)
  212. Love And Other Impossible Pursuits (Director: Don Roos)
  213. Love At First Hiccup (Director: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg)
  214. Loyalty The Movie (Director: Samuel Wheeler III)
  215. Lynch Mob (Director: Byron Conrad Erwin)
  216. Malice In Wonderland (Director: Simon Fellows)
  217. Mandrill (Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza)
  218. Maneater (Director: Michael Emanuel)
  219. Manson: My Name Is Evil (Director: Reginald Harkema)
  220. Map Of The Sounds Of Tokyo (Director: Isabel Coixet)
  221. Merantau (Director: Gareth Evans)
  222. Mercy (Director: Patrick Hoelck)
  223. Micmacs (Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
  224. Middle Men (Director: George Gallo)
  225. Midgets vs. Mascots (Director: Ron Carlson)
  226. Miss March (Directors: Zach Cregger + Trevor Moore)
  227. Moon (Director: Duncan Jones)
  228. Mortal Sin (Director: David Von Roehm)
  229. Mother (Director: Bong Joon Ho)
  230. Mother + Child (Director: Rodrigo Garcia)
  231. Mr. Nobody (Director: Jaco Van Dormael)
  232. Mutants (Director: David Morlet)
  233. My Bloody Valentine (in 3-D) (Director: Patrick Lussier)
  234. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (Director: Werner Herzog)
  235. Mystery Train (Director: Dan Eckman)
  236. Mythical Creatures (Director: Mickey Reece)
  237. Neighbor (Director: Robert A. Masciantonio)
  238. Never Surrender (Director: Hector Echavarria)
  239. New Brooklyn (Director: Christopher Cannucciari)
  240. Next Day Air (Director: Benny Boom)
  241. Night Train (Director: Brian King)
  242. Night Of The Demons (Director: Adam Gierasch)
  243. Ninja (Director: Isaac Florentine)
  244. Ninja Assassin (Director: James McTeigue)
  245. No Boundaries (Directors: Violet Mendoza + Jake Willing)
  246. Not Forgotten (Director: Dror Soref)
  247. Notorious (Director: George Tillman, Jr.)
  248. Nowhere Boy (Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson)
  249. Observe And Report (Director: Jody Hill)
  250. Offspring (Director: Andrew van den Houten)
  251. Open Graves (Director: Álvaro de Armiñán)
  252. Orphan (Director: Jaume Collet-Serra)
  253. Orville (Director: Craig McMahon)
  254. Pandemic (Director: Jason Connery)
  255. Pandorum (Director: Christian Alvart)
  256. Paper Man (Directors: Kieran Mulroney + Michele Mulroney)
  257. Perkins’ 14 (Director: Craig Singer)
  258. Perrier’s Bounty (Director: Ian Fitzgibbon)
  259. Personal Effects (Director: David Hollander)
  260. Pirate Radio (Director: Richard Curtis)
  261. Powder Blue (Director: Timothy Linh Bui)
  262. Precious (Director: Lee Daniels)
  263. Protégé (Directors: Shannon Casto + Michelle Henderson)
  264. Public Enemies (Director: Michael Mann)
  265. Raging Phoenix (Director: Rashane Limtrakul)
  266. Rain Fall (Director: Max Mannix)
  267. Rampage (Director: Uwe Boll)
  268. Ratko: The Dictator’s Son (Directors: Savage Steve Holland + Kevin Speckmaier)
  269. Ready For Not (Director: Sean Doyle)
  270. [rec.] II (Directors: Jaume Balagueró + Paco Plaza)
  271. Red Hook (Director: Elizabeth Lucas)
  272. Red Sands (Director: Alex Turner)
  273. Redemption (Director: Robert Conway)
  274. Revenge: True Story (Director: Berenika Maciejewicz)
  275. Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (Director: Júlíus Kemp)
  276. RiffRaff (Director: Justen Naughton)
  277. Robodoc (Director: Stephen Maddocks)
  278. Rough Winds (Director: Andrea Olabarría)
  279. Running On Empty Dreams (Director: Nitara Lee Osbourne)
  280. S. Darko (Director: Chris Fisher)
  281. Saddle Up With Dick Wrangler + Injun Joe (Director: Todd Wolfe)
  282. Saint John Of Las Vegas (Director: Hue Rhodes)
  283. Saving Grace B. Jones (Director: Connie Stevens)
  284. Saw VI (Director: Kevin Greutert)
  285. Serious Moonlight (Director: Cheryl Hines)
  286. Shank (Directors: Simon Pearce + Christian martin)
  287. Shark City (Director: Dan Eisen)
  288. Shattered Focus (Director: Joshua Tolby)
  289. Shinjuku Incident (Director: Tung-Shing Yee)
  290. Shrink (Director: Jonas Pate)
  291. Shroud (Director: David Jetre)
  292. Silent Night, Zombie Night (Director: Sean Cain)
  293. Silent Shame (Director: Juan Frausto)
  294. Sin Nombre (Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga)
  295. Slaughter (Director: Stewart Hopewell)
  296. Slave (Director: Darryn Welch)
  297. Smalltimore (Director: Jeanie M. Clark)
  298. Smile Pretty (Director: Harry Bromley Davenport)
  299. Solitary Man (Directors: Brian Koppelman + David Levien)
  300. Solomon Kane (Director: Michael J. Bassett)
  301. Sorority Row (Director: Stewart Hendler)
  302. Splice (Director: Vincenzo Natali)
  303. Splinterheads (Director: Brant Sersen)
  304. Spooner (Director: Drake Doremus)
  305. Spread (Director: David Mackenzie)
  306. Spring Breakdown (Director: Ryan Shiraki)
  307. Stan Helsing (Director: Bo Zenga)
  308. Stolen (Director: Anders Anderson)
  309. Strangers Online (Director: John Huckert)
  310. Street Boss (Director: Lance Kawas)
  311. Street Dreams (Director: Chris Zamoscianyk)
  312. Streetballers (Director: Matt Krentz)
  313. Stuntmen (Director: Eric Amadio)
  314. Suck (Director: Rob Stefaniuk)
  315. Sugar Boxx (Director: Cody Jarrett)
  316. Summer’s Moon (Director: Lee Demarbre)
  317. Sundo (Director: Topel Lee)
  318. Survival Of The Dead (Director: George A. Romero)
  319. Sutures (Director: Tammi Sutton)
  320. Sway (Director: Sean Ireland)
  321. Sweet Karma (Director: Andrew Thomas Hunt)
  322. Sword Of War (Director: Renzo Martinelli)
  323. Table For Three (Director: Michael Samonek)
  324. Taking Chances (Director: Talmage Cooley)
  325. Taking Woodstock (Director: Ang Lee)
  326. Tanner Hall (Directors: Francesca Gregorini + Tatiana von Furstenberg)
  327. Tell Tale (Director: Michael Cuesta)
  328. Tenderness (Director: John Polson)
  329. Tetro (Director: Francis Ford Coppola)
  330. The 420 Movie (Directors: James Blackburn, Scott Flick, + Robert Nathan Gleason)
  331. The Answer Man (Director: John Hindman)
  332. The Assailant (Director: João Daniel Tikhomiroff)
  333. The Assassin Next Door (Director: Danny Lerner)
  334. The Beacon (Director: Michael Stokes)
  335. The Black Waters Of Echo’s Pond (Director: Gabriel Bologna)
  336. The Bleeding (Director: Charlie Picerni)
  337. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Director: Troy Duffy)
  338. The Boxer (Director: Thomas Jahn)
  339. The Bridge To Nowhere (Director: Blair Underwood)
  340. The Broken Hearts Club (Director: Angelo Bell)
  341. The Brotherhood V: Alumni (Director: David DeCoteau)
  342. The Buffalo Son (Directors: Colin Davis, Bryan Felber + Sam France)
  343. The Butterfly Effect III: Revelations (Director: Seth Grossman)
  344. The Canyon (Director: Richard Harrah)
  345. The Casino Job (Director: Christopher Robin Hood)
  346. The Collector (Director: Marcus Dunstan)
  347. The Cry Of The Owl (Director: Jamie Thraves)
  348. The Crypt (Director: Craig McMahon)
  349. The Damned United (Director: Tom Hooper)
  350. The Dark Lurking (Director: Gregory Connors)
  351. The Descent: Part II (Director: Jon Harris)
  352. The Devil’s Ground (Director: Michael Bafaro)
  353. The Devil’s Tomb (Director: Jason Connery)
  354. The Director’s Cut (Director: Paul Komadina)
  355. The Disappearance Of Alice Creed (Director: J. Blakeson)
  356. The Donner Party (Director: Terrence Martin)
  357. The Echo Game (Director: Brian Feeney)
  358. The Eclipse (Director: Conor McPherson)
  359. The Fighter (Director: Javier Barbera)
  360. The Final Destination (Director: David R. Ellis)
  361. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Director: Daniel Alfredson)
  362. The Girl Who Played With Fire (Director: Daniel Alfredson)
  363. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Director: Niels Arden Oplev)
  364. The Girlfriend Experience (Director: Steven Soderbergh)
  365. The Good Guy (Director: Julio DePietro)
  366. The Good Heart (Director: Dagur Kári)
  367. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Director: Neal Brennan)
  368. The Graves (Director: Brian Pulido)
  369. The Greatest (Director: Shana Feste)
  370. The Grudge III (Director: Toby Wilkins)
  371. The Gunslingers (Director: Adam Oxsen)
  372. The Hangover (Director: Todd Phillips)
  373. The Haunting (Director: Elio Quiroga)
  374. The Hiding (Director: Ramon Hamilton)
  375. The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (Director: Jesse V. Johnson)
  376. The House Of The Devil (Director: Ti West)
  377. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (Director: Tom Six)
  378. The Hungry Ghosts (Director: Michael Imperioli)
  379. The Informant! (Director: Steven Soderbergh)
  380. The International (Director: Tom Tykwer)
  381. The Invisible Chronicles (Director: David DeCoteau)
  382. The Janky Promoters (Director: Marcus Raboy)
  383. The Job (Director: Shem Bitterman)
  384. The Joneses (Director: Derrick Borte)
  385. The Keeper (Director: Keoni Waxman)
  386. The Killing Room (Director: Jonathan Liebesman)
  387. The Last House On The Left (Director: Dennis Iliadis)
  388. The Last Resort (Director: Brandon Nutt)
  389. The Last Station (Director: Michael Hoffman)
  390. The Limb Collector (Director: Mark Daniel Foley)
  391. The Limits Of Control (Director: Jim Jarmusch)
  392. The Lodger (Director: David Ondaatje)
  393. The Lost Tribe (Director: Roel Reiné)
  394. The Loved One (Director: Sean Byrne)
  395. The Men Who Stare At Goats (Director: Grant Heslov)
  396. The Messenger (Director: Oren Moverman)
  397. The Ministers (Director: Franc. Reyes)
  398. The Nail: The Story Of Joey Nardone (Director: James Quattrochi)
  399. The Outside (Director: Ari Davis)
  400. The Perfect Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Director: Scott D. Rosenbaum)
  401. The Perfect Sleep (Director: Jeremy Alter)
  402. The Pool Boys (Director: J.B. Rogers)
  403. The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee (Director: Rebecca Miller)
  404. The Rebound (Director: Bart Freundlich)
  405. The Revenant (Director: D. Kerry Prior)
  406. The Road (Director: John Hillcoat)
  407. The Scenesters (Director: Todd Berger)
  408. The Seamstress (Director: Jesse James Miller)
  409. The Secret In Their Eyes (Director: Juan José Campanella)
  410. The Slammin’ Salmon (Director: Kevin Heffernan)
  411. The Steam Experiment (Director: Philippe Martinez)
  412. The Taking Of Pelham 123 (Director: Tony Scott)
  413. The Thaw (Director: Mark A. Lewis)
  414. The Tomb (Director: Michael Staininger)
  415. The Tournament (Director: Scott Mann)
  416. The Truth About Average Guys (Directors: Ken Gayton + Jason W. Schaver)
  417. The Ugly Truth (Director: Robert Luketic)
  418. The Vicious Kind (Director: Lee Toland Krieger)
  419. The Waiting City (Director: Claire McCarthy)
  420. The Way Of War (Director: John Carter)
  421. The White Ribbon (Director: Michael Haneke)
  422. Thick As Thieves (Director: Mimi Leder)
  423. Thirst (Director: Chan-wook Park)
  424. TiMER (Director: Jac Schaeffer)
  425. Tidal Wave (Director: JK Youn)
  426. Today’s Special (Director: David Kaplan)
  427. Tormented (Director: Jon Wright)
  428. Trailer Park Boys: Countdown To Liquor Day (Director: Mike Clattenburg)
  429. Transylmania (Directors: David Hillenbrand + Scott Hillenbrand)
  430. Triage (Director: Danis Tanovic)
  431. Triangle (Director: Christopher Smith)
  432. Tripping Forward (Director: Marcus Nash)
  433. Two (2) Million Stupid Women (Director: Jamie Neese)
  434. Ultimate Heist (Director: Alain Tasma)
  435. Un tigre en la cama (Director: Rafael Montero)
  436. Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (Director: Patrick Tatopoulos)
  437. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (Director: John Hyams)
  438. Up In The Air (Director: Jason Reitman)
  439. Vampire Killers (Director: Phil Claydon)
  440. Veronika Decides To Die (Director: Emily Young)
  441. Wake (Director: Ellie Kanner)
  442. Wake Wood (Director: David Keating)
  443. Walled In (Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner)
  444. Watchmen (Director: Zack Snyder)
  445. Weather Girl (Director: Blayne Weaver)
  446. What Goes Up (Director: Jonathan Glatzer)
  447. Whiteout (Director: Dominic Sena)
  448. Wild Cherry (Director: Dana Lustig)
  449. Winter Of Frozen Dreams (Director: Eric Mandelbaum)
  450. Within (Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper)
  451. Within (Director: Marco Duran)
  452. Women In Trouble (Director: Sebastian Gutierrez)
  453. Wonderful World (Director: Joshua Goldin)
  454. Words Unspoken (Director: Ingeborg C. Eiland)
  455. World’s Greatest Dad (Director: Bob Goldthwait)
  456. Wrong Turn At Tahoe (Director: Franck Khalfoun)
  457. You Might As Well Live (Director: Simon Ennis)
  458. Youth In Revolt (Director: Miguel Arteta)
  459. ZMD: Zombies Of Mass Destruction (Director: Kevin Hamedani)
  460. Zombie Women Of Satan (Directors: Steve O’Brien + Warren Speed)
  461. Zombieland (Director: Ruben Fleischer)
  462. Zone Of The Dead (Directors: Milan Konjevic + Milan Todorovic)
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2017.06.16 13:04 feedreddit N.Y. DAILY NEWS: Trump’s new NY HUD director planned Eric Trump’s wedding, has no housing experience -- DEMS drub GOP at baseball game -- A RECORD 24,959 tickets sold -- PENCE hires McGuireWoods’ Cullen -- B’DAY: Bres

N.Y. DAILY NEWS: Trump’s new NY HUD director planned Eric Trump’s wedding, has no housing experience -- DEMS drub GOP at baseball game -- A RECORD 24,959 tickets sold -- PENCE hires McGuireWoods’ Cullen -- B’DAY: Bres
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2rDeffR
Good Friday morning. THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs,” by Greg Smith: “She’s arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump’s wedding. Now President Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton -- who has zero housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned -- to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York.
“Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars. Patton’s tight relationship with the Trump clan dates back to 2009, when she began serving as the family’s ‘event planner.’ … She also claims on her LinkedIn page to have obtained a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation. On Thursday school registrar Jim Benson said Patton attended for two semesters but did not graduate. She also listed Yale University but HUD officials couldn’t explain why that was there. Patton, who begins her Region II job July 5, did not return calls seeking comment.
“As head of the biggest HUD regional office in the U.S., Patton will oversee distribution of billions in cash to public housing authorities -- including NYCHA -- as well as tens of thousands of rental vouchers and block grants that fund housing inspections and senior citizen programs.” http://nydn.us/2sikxU8
-- N.Y. DAILY NEWS COVER: “She planned Eric Trump’s nups & falsely touts law degree. Now Prez has decided new housing boss in N.Y. is ... THE WEDDING SCAMMER” http://nydn.us/2turnp6
-- LYNNE’S LinkedIn page says she has the following specialties: “Public Engagement, Community Outreach & Revitalization, Strategic Networking, High-Net Worth Fundraising, Client Ambassador, Celebrity Talent Acquisition, Event Planning, Promotions, Social Media Strategy, Philanthropic Auctions & Tournaments, Public & Media Relations.” http://bit.ly/2ryfdiE
THE U.S. is sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, per the AP. http://apne.ws/2s88SsE Donald Trump ran for president saying he’d end foreign entanglements. PRESIDENT TRUMP is going to Miami today to announce changes to the U.S. policy toward Cuba.
FLASH -- AP at 5:09 a.m.: “Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi,” by Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow: “The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. The IS leader last released an audio on Nov. 3, urging his followers to keep up the fight for Mosul as they defend the city against a major offensive that began weeks earlier. The spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition said in a statement Friday he could not confirm the Russian claim.” http://apne.ws/2rCXIJ5
RACHAEL BADE and KYLE CHENEY bring us the scene from the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park: “Rodney Davis stood in the shadow of the Nationals Park scoreboard and wiped away a tear. Just a day earlier, the Republican congressman from Illinois — and catcher for the Republican congressional baseball team -- watched his colleague Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, get shot on a practice baseball field in Virginia, while other lawmakers and aides scrambled for cover. …
“‘This is what our country needs after such a tragic act,’ said Davis, his arm still scabbed and scraped from diving away from the gunman’s bullets on Wednesday….Florida Democrat Charlie Crist was spotted walking around in a suit, a young staffer trailing him carrying his suit jacket.” http://politi.co/2ttQWGH
-- COLD WATER ALERT. This is a kumbaya moment -- and we’d emphasize moment. It is, of course, impossible to predict the future. Remember: a gunman shot then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head. Nothing changed. We’re skeptical much will change this time. Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN that “we can have different ideas without being vitriolic.” Yes, they can. But there is no evidence to show they will. We hope we’re wrong.
TAPPER had a joint interview with Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, and Anderson Cooper had Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. A good night for CNN.
-- COOPER got this gem of an interaction. Classic line from McConnell when asked about Trump calling the investigation a witch hunt: COOPER: "President Trump made a statement last night with Congressman Scalise. It was getting bipartisan praise for his tone. Today tweeting about -- calling this a witch hunt against him, just talking about the people leading it being disturbed, I think was his term, or conflicted. Is that appropriate? MCCONNELL: "I typically don't comment on the president's tweeting habits." COOPER: "Do you think it is a witch hunt?" MCCONNELL: "I don't have any observations about that. We had here an example of a horrendous event that we all condemn, and we're here together tonight to make the point to the American people that there's a whole lot of cooperation in the Congress, even though it may not be covered, on a daily basis."
THE WHITE HOUSE SHOWED UP! -- “At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits,” by Yahoo’s Hunter Walker: “As she talked to Yahoo News, [Kellyanne] Conway spotted top White House adviser Gary Cohn, who was in a dark suit. She called Cohn over. ‘Look how Gary Cohn dresses for a baseball game. He dresses like Gary Cohn! Gary come here!’ Conway beckoned. ‘He came out of the womb looking like that,’ quipped Mulvaney as Cohn strolled over. ‘This is New York chic,’ said Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs banker. As Cohn posed for photos with Conway, Mulvaney reached over and put an LSU hat on his head. Cohn couldn’t see the cap. ‘Does it make me a hillbilly?’ Cohn asked. ‘We couldn’t make you a hillbilly if we tried,’ Mulvaney said.” https://yhoo.it/2ttWtNu
NYT NATIONAL BASEBALL WRITER TYLER KEPNER on the game. Good nugget: “A record 24,959 tickets were sold for the charity exhibition -- a higher attendance than Thursday’s major league games in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota and Oakland.” http://nyti.ms/2rmUQAK
CLICKERS -- “Prayers and pitches: Scenes from the congressional baseball game” -- 33 pixhttp://politi.co/2rCV4Tz … 27 PHOTOS by the Washington Post http://wapo.st/2rCXhhC
SPOTTED at the Anheuser-Busch and Buffalo Wild Wings game watch party in the PNC Diamond Club: Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Reps. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), John Delaney (R-Md.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Carl Hulse, Cate Martel, Naomi Jagoda, Allison Brennan, Roland Foster, Kate Pointer.
-- Photo of Tyson’s lobbyist Matt Mika’s friends and colleagues http://bit.ly/2t9fXI4
THE LATEST ON SCALISE -- RACHAEL BADE: “House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican shot during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, is doing better but remains in critical condition and will be hospitalized for an extended period of time, according to a statement from his doctors. MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Thursday evening that Scalise underwent another surgery ‘related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.’ ‘He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours,’ the statement said. ‘The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.’” Bade on the emotional times on the Hillhttp://politi.co/2swDk15
-- KEY LINE HERE: Scalise will be hospitalized for an “extended period of time.” This will be a long recovery.
THE NEXT FRONTIER -- “Rattled by shooting, lawmakers want more personal protection,” by Seung Min Kim and Rachael Bade: “Lawmakers are debating a range of heightened security measures following Wednesday’s shooting that critically injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, with a growing number of Republicans even seeking to carry their own guns into the Capitol for personal safety. Rattled by the mass shooting by a gunman with an apparent political agenda, lawmakers are struggling with how to balance ensuring security for members of Congress while keeping themselves accessible to voters.
“The gamut of options includes new rules ramping up the law enforcement presence at big group events with lawmakers, equipping Capitol Police with more advanced weapons, and allowing individual members to spend taxpayer or campaign dollars on personal security measures. And several GOP lawmakers want the green light to bring their personal firearms onto Capitol grounds, a move that immediately alarmed Democrats who favor tougher gun restrictions.” http://politi.co/2ry7KQy
-- MANY LAWMAKERS have mused about each getting their own Capitol Police officer. But that would be a hugely pricey government expense.
ON THE ALLEGED GUNMAN -- “Scalise Gunman Dodged 2006 Charge That Would Bar Gun Purchases,” by Bloomberg’s Ari Natter: “James Hodgkinson, 66, was arrested after a 2006 incident in which he was accused of beating his foster daughter, according to court records. The case crumbled after the victim decided not to testify ... Under federal law, someone found guilty of domestic battery of a family member can be barred from legally owning a firearm.” https://bloom.bg/2ttKeR1
WAPO’S ASHLEY PARKER, the pride of Montgomery County, scooped that Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, the chairman of McGuireWoods, to represent him. http://wapo.st/2s7VoNEMATT NUSSBAUM reminds us that McGuireWoods also once employed Jim Comey! And the firm also currently represents former Rep. Aaron Schock, who is facing 24 counts of criminal charges related to alleged crimes during his time in office.
SCOOP -- “Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents,” by Josh Dawsey: “Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to ‘several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,’ according to a memo provided to POLITICO. In the memo from a transition lawyer, campaign officials were told to preserve all documents related to the Russian Federation, Ukraine and a number of campaign advisers and officials, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort, advisers Carter Page, Rick Gates and Roger Stone, and former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.” http://politi.co/2sFQA36
-- GOLDEN BOY ALERT: “Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings,” by WaPo’s Sari Horowitz, Matt Zapotosky and Adam Entous: “FBI agents and federal prosecutors have also been examining the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign-policy adviser for the campaign.” http://wapo.st/2shPVCa
THE PUSHBACK --“Rosenstein prods media for ‘anonymous allegations’ on Russia probe,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “A top Trump Justice Department official issued an unusual, vague statement Thursday night, casting doubt on a series of recent media reports detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's growing probe into the Trump campaign for potential collusion with Russia in the 2016 campaign. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared to be taking issue with recent Washington Post and New York Times stories that President Donald Trump himself is now the subject of an obstruction of justice probe, as well as a separate new report from the Post that Mueller is looking into White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s finances. ...
"’Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated,’ Rosenstein said. ‘Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.’
“Rosenstein’s statement caught many in Washington off guard, in part because it was so generic and didn't actually specify which news reports it was addressing. It’s also notable because of who issued it: With Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from all things related to the Russia probe, Rosenstein as the No. 2 DOJ official has the reins over the Mueller probe. He’ll get Mueller’s budget and he also has the power to block major investigative steps -- with the caveat he must report to Congress if that happens.” http://politi.co/2ttUBEo
[email protected]: “The Washington Post has updated the Kushner story to reflect the officials cited are indeed U.S. officials.”
JOSH DAWSEY, “White House aides fret over Trump’s Russia probe obsession”: “The greatest threat to Trump and his presidency, say administration officials and outside advisers, comes from his own conduct and obsessive behavior after he took office. While congressional and FBI investigations may prove Trump or his team broke laws before he took office, his advisers say they’re more worried that the things he’s done since the inauguration may have left him exposed to obstruction of justice or other charges. Trump, for months, has bristled almost daily about the ongoing probes. He has sometimes, without prompting, injected. ‘I’m not under investigation’ into conversations with associates and allies. He has watched hours of TV coverage every day -- sometimes even storing morning news shows on his TiVo to watch in the evening -- and complained nonstop.” http://politi.co/2sFWm4N
THE COUNSEL -- “Mueller, Known for Being Above the Fray, Is Now in the Thick of It,” by NYT’s Scott Shane and Charlie Savage: “Veterans of past Washington battles on the borders of law and politics said that the president’s pushback was to be expected, but that its ferocity and timing were unusual. Just one month into the job, Mr. Mueller has not yet finished hiring staff members or installing a computer network -- deliberately segregated from the main Justice Department -- in the Patrick Henry Building in downtown Washington.
“‘It’s early in the game to begin to impugn the prosecutors,’ said Philip Allen Lacovara, a Watergate prosecutor and a Republican. ‘It’s a pre-emptive nuclear strike. If you’re afraid of what the prosecutors are going to find out, you try to debunk anything they might come up with in advance by attacking them.’” http://nyti.ms/2shLOX2
JUST POSTED -- POLITICO MAGAZINE'S TIM ALBERTA: "Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act... He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his boss." http://politi.co/2tunArX
SHOCKING! -- “Senate likely to miss its Obamacare repeal deadline,” by Jen Haberkorn: “Senate Republicans are getting dangerously close to missing their deadline to hold a Senate health care vote by month’s end, potentially derailing fulfillment of their seven-year-old campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. The Senate left Washington on Thursday with a seemingly insurmountable health care to-do list: When they return on Monday, Republicans will have just two weeks before the Fourth of July recess to overcome the remaining big divides on policy – including what year to roll back Medicaid expansion and how deeply to cut the program that covers health care for low-income people. They also must settle on how to bring down health insurance premiums and when to cut the taxes that paid for Obamacare -- not to mention the vexing issue of whether to defund Planned Parenthood.” http://politi.co/2rDiWGu
ALEX ISENSTADT, “GOP sirens blaze over Georgia special election”: “The GOP is bracing for the prospect of a loss in Tuesday’s Georgia’s special election that could have far-reaching implications for President Donald Trump and his party’s fortunes in 2018. As grim confidential polling data circulates among GOP strategists, interviews with nearly two dozen Republican operatives and officials reveal that they are preparing for the possibility of an unnerving defeat that could spur lawmakers to distance themselves from Trump and his already-troubled legislative agenda, and potentially encourage a wave of retirements. ...
“While Republicans privately lampoon Ossoff’s campaign skills -- deriding him as an inexperienced, talking-point driven candidate -- they acknowledge his cash advantage has made him a lethal opponent. ‘We’re going to find out if a monkey banging cymbals together spending $25 million can get elected,’ the NRCC’s executive director John Rogers told a group of Capitol Hill chiefs of staff this week, said one person present for the meeting. His meaning was clear to those in attendance: Ossoff might seem like a mechanical candidate, but he had to be taken seriously.” http://politi.co/2rxCDoc
SORRY MEGYN! Alex Jones says he will release a tape of his entire day with Megyn Kelly tonight. http://bit.ly/2swg9mM Her interview is slated to run Sunday.
-- PAGE SIX: “Megyn Kelly interview completely overhauled after backlash”http://pge.sx/2ry1R5Q
FASCINATING LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES -- “At Last, Jeff Bezos Offers a Hint of His Philanthropic Plans,” by NYT’s Robert Frank: Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, is well on his way to becoming the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $80 billion. What’s less certain is what he plans to do with his fortune, and how he could reinvent philanthropy.
“On Thursday, after questions from The New York Times about the level of his giving, Mr. Bezos posted on Twitter a ‘request for ideas’ for philanthropy. ‘I’m thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time -- working on the long term,’ he wrote. ‘For philanthropy, I find I’m drawn to the other end of the spectrum: the right now.’” http://nyti.ms/2rncunL
TRUMP INC. -- “With shift on Cuba, Trump could undercut his company’s hotel-industry rivals,” by WaPo’s Drew Harwell and Jonathan O'Connell: “[A]s the owner of a real estate company with a big stake in hotels and resorts, Trump brings an added element to an issue that is unique to his presidency — the ability, through his official actions, to undermine a growth area for his industry rivals who have raced in recent years to establish a foothold in a lucrative new market. Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which merged with Marriott International to form the world’s largest hotel chain, last year debuted the first Cuban hotel managed by a U.S. company in nearly 60 years, taking advantage of President Barack Obama’s 2014 move to normalize relations with Cuba and lighten regulations enforcing the U.S. embargo on the island.” http://wapo.st/2sFYZUg
K-STREET FILES -- “Sudan Ramps Up Washington Lobbying as Sanctions Deadline Looms,” by Bloomberg’s Jen Jacobs and Nick Wadhams: “Sudan is on the cusp of ending its long status as a pariah in Washington, and the African nation is bolstering its stable of lobbyists to ensure that it happens soon. The government of President Umar al-Bashir -- which is listed by the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism -- has hired Washington law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP at a cost of $40,000 a month to lobby on its behalf as part of its accelerating campaign to ensure that President Donald Trump permanently lifts sanctions against the country ahead of a deadline next month, according to a filing with the Justice Department.” https://bloom.bg/2t8WIhP
BREAKING LATE LAST NIGHT -- “Trump won’t alter status of current Dreamers,” by Josh Gerstein: “President Donald Trump’s administration has issued its most explicit promise to date that so-called Dreamers can keep their permission to work legally in the U.S. ‘No work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates,’ the Department of Homeland Security said in guidance posted on its website Thursday night. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said recently that the administration is not seeking to deport those who received quasi-legal status under a policy President Barack Obama adopted in 2012. However, the new statement from DHS seems to be a forward-looking promise not to take action against those in the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, an initiative for undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children.” http://politi.co/2shGwLc
LISTEN IN -- The Pollsters -- Kristen Soltis Anderson and Margie Omero -- had Anna on their podcast to talk all things Playbook. The bipartisan duo is @thepollsters on Twitter and Facebook. Listen and subscribehttp://apple.co/2jJaEKU
HOW A STREET IN BROOKLYN IS CHANGING THE ENERGY GRID: The shared economy is flourishing, with companies like Airbnb and Lyft capitalizing on the growing popularity of shared services. Can their success be replicated in the energy industry? In the latest installment of POLITICO Magazine’s “What Works” series, we look at Brooklyn-based LO3 that devised a micro grid system that uses a phone app and smart meters to enable neighbors with solar panels to strike deals amongst themselves on the amount of electricity they buy from each other and at what price. We also look at the revitalization of Tampa, Florida – a broken down deep water port revitalized after 40 years of public and private investment. Read more on Tampa’s revitalizationhttp://politi.co/2tsAvuq … about Brooklyn’s energy gridhttp://politi.co/2rwOymb … Photo galleryhttp://politi.co/2szxlsj
SUNDAY SO FAR – “Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) ... Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) ... Jay Sekulow ... Robert Scheer. Panel: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, Lisa Boothe, Juan Williams
-- CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Political panel: Ramesh Ponnuru, Phil Rucker, Nancy Cordes, and Jamelle Bouie
-- NBC’s “Meet the Press”: panel: David Brooks, Danielle Pletka, Amy Walters and Eugene Robinson
-- CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ... Jay Sekulow ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
-- CNN’s “Inside Politics”: Karoun Demirjian, Abby Phillip, Jeff Zeleny, Phil Mattingly
SPOTTED: Georgetown coach and NBA legend Patrick Ewing stopping by Wolf Blitzer’s table at Cafe Milano last night to pay his respects ... Carly Fiorina at the American/JetBlue terminal at DCA yesterday.
OUT AND ABOUT --- POOL REPORT: “President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the official investiture ceremony for Justice Neil Gorsuch Thursday afternoon at the Supreme Court. After the other eight justices took their seats on the dais, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein presented the Justice’s commission, which was read by the court’s clerk. Chief Justice Roberts then administered the judicial oath to Justice Gorsuch. The courtroom was filled with friends and family of the Justice, as well as his devoted clerks Mike Davis, Jameel Jaffer, Janie Nitze, Matt Owen, and David Feder.”
-- SPOTTED: retired Justice John Paul Stevens, Maureen Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), (who voted against Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Don McGahn (whose birthday is today) and wife Shannon, Mark Paoletta, Marc Short, Makan Delrahim, James Burnham, Mike McGinley, Chris Grieco, Lucas Walker, Leonard Leo, Jonathan Bunch, Rob Collins, Ann Donaldson, Ed Whelan, Michael Keneally, Liz Horning, Gustav Eyler, Ryan Newman, Brett Talley, Patrick Bumatay, Wan Kim, Eric Tung, Tobi and Evan Young, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Kenneth Starr, Liz Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Bopp, Rachel Brand, Greg Katsas, Ted Lehman, Theresa Wardon, Nicole Gustafson, Greg Garre, Megan Lacey.
-- Last night, the Picnic Theatre Company staged its second sold-out performance of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” at Dumbarton House gardens, directed by Steve Rochlin and featuring Christina Sevilla, Emily Lenzner, Nova Daly, Charles Kovatch, Fran Holuba, Daniela Kelley, Antonio Olivo, Kevin Rooney and Bob Gerber. Picshttp://bit.ly/2sifLpLhttp://bit.ly/2s8bZ3OSPOTTED: Peter Cherukuri, Jay Newton-Small, Anu Rangappa, Matea Gold, Jon Lenzner, Debbie Berger, Courtney Carlson, Amb. Abdulwahab Al-Hajjri, Amb. Tatiana Gfoeller, Sanna Kangasharju, David Van Ongevalle, Andreas Ledergerber and Andy Oros.
-- Collective SuperPAC, a national PAC dedicated to building black political power, kicked off the first ever Black Campaign School with a special reception last night at the Blackburn Center at Howard University. The event was co-sponsored by Priorities USA, EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and ActBlue. SPOTTED: Quentin and Stefanie Brown James, Stacey Abrams, Shavonda Sumter, Tishaura Jones, Guy Cecil, Donna Brazile, Symone Sanders, Jamal Simmons, Leah Daughtry, Dan McNally and Tim Lim.
-- Longtime friends and colleagues of Carolyn Brehm gathered at Jones Day last night to celebrate her retirement and welcome Selina Jackson into her position as VP of global government affairs for Proctor & Gamble. SPOTTED: Amb. Richard Boucher, Jay Timmons, Joel Johnson, Poppy McDonald, William Lane, Sean Mulvaney, Mike Prentiss, Richard Goodstein, Ira Shapiro, Sean Broderick, DJ Peterson.
TRANSITIONS – KIKI BURGER has started at PR firm Sunshine Sachs, where she’s helping manage political and non-profit clients out of their LA office. She is an alum of Rock the Vote and Susan G. Komen. … Linda Chavez, the president of the Becoming American Institute and a syndicated columnist, has joined the Niskanen Center as a senior fellow.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- POLITICO night editor Craig Howie (who helps edit Playbook on the weekend), and wife, Niki, a landscape designer at Through the Garden, early this morning welcomed Leif Diño Howie, born 2:52 a.m. in Winchester, Va., to 7lb 14oz. “Everyone happy and healthy hooray!” Pichttp://bit.ly/2si1VUo
-- Joanne Denyeau, planning producer at MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” and Mike Kramer, SVP at Westchester Chubb company, recently welcomed Ruth Anne Kramer. “We lovingly call her Ruthie. Ruthie has a big brother, Joey Kramer. He turns 2 in August.” Pichttp://bit.ly/2rCZKZx
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Phil Singer, CEO and founder of Marathon Strategies. How he’s celebrating: “Israel. Kim and I are taking the kids on their first big overseas trip.” How he thinks the Trump presidency is going: “Amazing if you work at the Kremlin.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2sGn8db
BIRTHDAYS: Don McGahn is 49 ... Politico’s John Bresnahan and Zach Stanton ... Brandi Hoffine, associate VP for comms and strategy at UC ... NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the pride of Carmel, Indiana … Marcus Brauchli, co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media and a WSJ and WaPo alum ... Phil Cox, founding partner at 50-State and former RGA exec. director, is 43 … former Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) is 48 ... Adam Talbot, director at West Wing Writers ... Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) is 37 ... Jim Dau is 41 ... Indira Lakshmanan, journalism ethics chair at Poynter and columnist for the Boston Globe, celebrating with her husband at Fiola Mare (h/t Nihal Krishan) ... Caity Rogowski (h/t Jon Haber) ... Jenna Galper (h/ts Alexandra De Luca and Helen Brosnan) ... PBS NewsHour politics producer Rachel Wellford (h/ts Nick Massella and Simone Pathe) ... Reid Wilson, national correspondent at The Hill … Liz Bourgeois, executive comms manager at Facebook ... Jessica Boulanger, SVP of comms. at Business Roundtable ... former Amb. Daniel C. Kurtzer is 68 ... Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman is 45 (h/ts Jewish Insider) … Brett Bethune, intern for Sen. Claire McCaskill (R-Mo), is 2-1 (h/t mom Anne) ...
... Aaron McLear, director of public affairs for the West at Uber, is 4-0, celebrating at The Battery in SF (h/t Niki Christoff) ... Matt Vari, a digital strategist at Mothership Strategies, email aficionado and Diet Coke enthusiast, is 25 (h/t Jonas Murphy) ... Angie Kelley, VP for immigration policy at CAP ... Reid Wilson, former Clinton EPA ... Sarah Schoeffel ... Matthew Bartlett … WTOP alum Bob Madigan … John Leo ... Snap’s Kara Rivers ... Nicole Luna ... Mark Tapscott … Francisco “Frank” Sanchez, chairman of CNS Global Advisors ... Jill McNaughton … Pat Roth of Phoenix ... Pedro Moreno ... Katie Nelson Thomson ... NPR’s Jessica Taylor ... Joel R. Maliniak ... Jeffrey Block ... Don Harris ... Peter O’Toole, alum of Burson-Marsteller, GE and Pfizer ... David J. Jones ... Jon Kevin Lauck ... Traci Nobles ... John Shaw ... David Eades … Jill McNaughton ... Steve Welchert, star of the 1977-1981 University of Iowa Football team ... Caryl Terrell ... Troy Perry (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... author Joyce Carol Oates is 79 ... golfer Phil Mickelson is 47 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.08 13:14 feedreddit THROWDOWN THURSDAY: COMEY’s legacy day -- TRUMP leaves hole in schedule during hearing -- THE RNC’S TALKING POINTS and 'suggested tweets' for today’s big event -- SPOTTED at Trump Int’l hotel -- B’DAY: Barbara Bush

THROWDOWN THURSDAY: COMEY’s legacy day -- TRUMP leaves hole in schedule during hearing -- THE RNC’S TALKING POINTS and 'suggested tweets' for today’s big event -- SPOTTED at Trump Int’l hotel -- B’DAY: Barbara Bush
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Thursday morning. GET READY FOR THROWDOWN THURSDAY. James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intel Committee starts at 10 a.m. Today all the networks and all the cables will be live -- with a few of them offering up live streams for free online. And if James Comey’s much buzzed about statement is any indication of his savvy and willingness to dish, Trump will be more than tweeting today. He’ll be seething. Comey’s statementhttp://bit.ly/2rMG1bK
FOLLOW POLITICO’s two reporters in the hearing room (Hart 216) today: Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) and Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney).
THE PRESIDENT’S THURSDAY -- Trump speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to the Majority Conference at 12:15 p.m., and then will host governors and mayors at the White House for an infrastructure summit at 3:30.
-- NOTES: The president has nothing before his 12:15 speech. Some of the newsiest bits of the hearing will be at the top. THE PRESS BRIEFING TODAY is with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and it will be off camera. Speaker Paul Ryan is holding his weekly press conference at 11:30 a.m. today in the Capitol.
REMEMBER THIS -- Comey isn’t constrained by traditional political considerations. Today will shape his legacy. Our reporting tells us that members of Congress don’t expect him to accuse the president of a crime, but expect him to be extremely open about what transpired behind closed doors. We are told that he will, at times, go beyond what he wrote in his statement.
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THE BIG PICTURE -- NYT, A18 -- “Comey’s Political Shrewdness Is on Display in Tussle With Trump,” by Peter Baker and Glenn Thrush: “The morning, at least, seemed to go reasonably well for President Trump. He announced a new F.B.I. director, and two intelligence chiefs told Congress the president had never pressured them to interfere in the investigation into Russian election meddling.
“And then James B. Comey … dropped the hammer. By authorizing the immediate release of the opening statement he plans to give in his much anticipated appearance before a congressional committee on Thursday, he instantly changed the conversation back to his assertion that the president tried to shut down part of the F.B.I. investigation.
“Mr. Trump may be relatively new to Washington, but Mr. Comey is not. A savvy veteran of the capital who has worked in high positions in multiple administrations, he has usually emerged on top in any internal power struggle. And in the month since his dismissal, Mr. Comey has shown why presidents are normally loath to fire F.B.I. directors.” http://nyti.ms/2sGpeXF
THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE sent an email at 9:56 p.m. last night to people around town with the subject line: “Talking Points and Digital Packet for Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing.” The first item under “top takeaway” is “President Trump feels completely and totally vindicated by Former FBI Director James Comey’s opening testimony and is eager to move forward.” It includes a “suggested tweets” section. The RNC talking pointshttp://politi.co/2sGgWPA … WSJ: RNC says they’ve dedicated 60 aides to the pushback effort. http://on.wsj.com/2s6pNx0
THE COUNTER ATTACK -- “West Wing aides fearful of directly attacking Comey: The White House has outsourced its counter-messaging effort during Comey’s testimony, as aides try to avoid more personal legal risk,” by Matt Nussbaum, Josh Dawsey, Darren Samuelsohn and Tara Palmeri: “‘It’s fair to say a storm is coming,’ one administration source said. ‘We’re boarding up the windows for the impending hurricane.’ ... The [RNC] is taking the lead in the response and has prepared a surrogate operation. ... Two former Trump White House officials — former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh and former communications director Mike Dubke — are helping coordinate the effort. Press secretary Sean Spicer was at the RNC on Wednesday as preparations took place. ... For official comment, the White House has directed all questions to the office of Trump’s outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz.
“Kasowitz’s office, in turn, has directed inquiries to Emily Thall, the law firm’s director of business development and marketing. On Tuesday, Thall declined to comment in a brief conversation with POLITICO about Comey testimony. By Wednesday, inquiries to Thall were met with an automatic response: She would be out of the office on vacation until next week. By Wednesday night, Kasowitz’s firm had retained longtime political communications pro Mark Corallo to handle media inquiries.” http://politi.co/2rY3CYY
QUOTE OF THE DAY – From the quadruple-byline story: “White House aides are trying to keep Trump busy Thursday morning with meetings so he won’t watch TV and tweet during the hearing. ‘But if he wants to watch it, it’s not like we can say, ‘oh, the TV doesn’t work,’’ one official said.”
HOW IT’S PLAYING -- HUFFPOST banner, “COMEY BEFORE THE STORM” … DRUDGE as of 6 a.m., “MAY DAY” (about the UK election) … N.Y. POST, “‘I EXPECT LOYALTY’” http://nyp.st/2sGrBtM … N.Y. DAILY NEWS, “DON’S PLEA: COVERUP” http://nydn.us/2simZwi … EVEN TMZ IS IN ON THE ACTION -- They have videos of Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) (http://bit.ly/2qYQTBX) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) (http://bit.ly/2s7kyNv).
FUN READ -- “‘Must-See TV’: Free Drinks and Canceled Meetings for Comey’s Testimony,” by NYT’s Mike Grynbaum and Katie Rogers: “By the time details from Mr. Comey’s prepared remarks surfaced on Wednesday ... the hearing had leapt from Beltway curiosity to required viewing, a cliffhanger episode of the nation’s real-life reality show. … At Union Pub in Washington, a sports bar steps from the Hart Senate Office Building, bartenders plan to dole out a free round of Budweisers or bourbon shots every time Mr. Trump blasts out a tweet. For those wondering: No, there will not be a limit. ‘We’ll give out 20 rounds’ if the president tweets 20 times, Ashley Saunders, the bar’s general manager, said.” http://nyti.ms/2rXKSc3
THIS TOWN -- “White-collar lawyers see opportunity in Trump scandals,” by Darren Samuelsohn and Andrew Restuccia: “More than a dozen attorneys and crisis communications specialists have already started working for Trump associates touched by the unfolding Russia scandal, according to a POLITICO tally. People close to the probes say that number is only expected to grow as more than 20 other senior campaign aides and White House officials begin receiving subpoenas, grand jury summons and other requests from special counsel Robert Mueller as well as congressional committees.” http://politi.co/2qYR2Wa
ACROSS THE POND -- BRITISH ELECTION TODAY -- “Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks,” by AP’s Danica Kirka in London: “Polling stations opened across Britain on Thursday for national elections, amid heightened security worries following a series of terror attacks in what one senior police official described as ‘unprecedented times.’ The public is being asked to be alert and to report concerns to police as voters choose 650 lawmakers for the House of Commons. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi acknowledged concerns about Thursday’s general election.” http://apne.ws/2qYLB9t
ANNIE KARNI:THE FIRST FAMILY -- “Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week: Staffers hope the first lady will be a stabilizing presence in a White House that's been consumed by scandal and infighting”: “With the school year over, first lady Melania Trump and the couple’s son Barron are expected to finally make their official move to Washington on June 14, according to people familiar with the planning. ... Over the past few weeks, the often stiff-in-her-role first lady has been spending more time in the White House, building out her East Wing staff, preparing the residence for the family and slowly increasing her schedule of public events. ... [T]he June 14 date is seen as a major marker on the White House calendar — when the first lady puts away the full matching set of Louis Vuitton luggage that she travels with and settles in for good.” With cameos by Sam Nunberg, Chris Ruddy and Anita McBridehttp://politi.co/2simMJL
-- US WEEKLY COVER:“IVANKA TAKES A STAND … WHY I DISAGREE WITH MY DAD” (h/t Brian Stelter). Online header to the story: “How Ivanka Trump Influences Her Father Donald Trump” The coverhttp://bit.ly/2rYjUkz ... The storyhttp://usm.ag/2rYva0u
CAPITOL HILL WATCH -- “Trump ‘all in’ on Senate Obamacare repeal,” by Burgess Everett and Josh Dawsey: “At a meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday, Trump urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to follow through on an aggressive timetable for repealing the law in order to quickly turn to tax reform and help avoid a calamitous autumn full of key fiscal deadlines, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting.” http://politi.co/2rOpxzU
-- IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Senators don’t like being told by Trump, or really any president, about how to run the Senate. While Republican senators have been working their way through how to pass a health care bill, GOPers across the ideological spectrum have been pessimistic about legislation actually passing. But most insiders note: don’t count out Mitch McConnell.
-- SPOTTED LAST NIGHT AT TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin with Tom Barrack, Vincent DeVito, Brandon Clark, Andrew Giuliani, Corey Lewandowski, Nick Owens, Lynne Patton, Jason Osborne, Jerry Pierce and Tim Rupli.
-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- MoveOn will formally call for impeachment proceedings this morning in anticipation of the Comey hearing.
-- SEN. AL FRANKEN’s book, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” is No. 1 on the upcoming June 18 NYT non-fiction best-sellers list, while William McRaven’s “Make Your Bed,” is also number one on the on the “Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous” list. http://politi.co/2qYttNa
-- “McConnell groups backing Luther Strange to run $2.4M in ads starting next week,” by AL.com’s Howard Koplowitz in Birmingham, Alabama: “Two groups connected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have bought a combined $2.4 million in ads buys blanketing Alabama television and radio stations with ads supporting Sen. Luther Strange.” http://bit.ly/2r8rTHR
-- THE NRCC reported another $545,541 in spending against Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th congressional district.
DRAIN THE SWAMP! -- “Trump White House lacks waivers for longtime lobbyists: Critics are questioning whether White House officials with broad portfolios can truly steer clear of conflicts of interest,” by Theo Meyer: “At least a half-dozen former lobbyists are working in President Donald Trump’s White House even though they haven’t received waivers from the administration’s ethics rules, raising questions about how much the rules do to prevent conflicts of interest. ...
“The Trump administration has granted exemptions from the rules for a handful of staffers, as President Barack Obama’s administration did. But at least six former lobbyists now working in the White House haven’t received such waivers, meaning they must recuse themselves internally from any issue where they have conflicts, according to the White House. ... Five of the lobbyists POLITICO identified who haven’t received waivers work in Pence’s office.” http://politi.co/2sicWYj
NEW TIME COVER -- “The Swamp Hotel: How Trump’s D.C. outpost became a dealmaker’s paradise for diplomats, lobbyists and insiders,” by Alex Altman: “[The hotel] is the new town square in Donald Trump’s Washington. Tourists perch on the blue velvet sofas in the lobby, snapping cell-phone pictures as power players stream across the dark marble floors and cream carpets: international businessmen, Republican operatives, wealthy donors, foreign diplomats, former Trump campaign aides, the occasional Administration official. That’s partly because a President who once promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of influence peddling now owns the city’s newest bog.” http://ti.me/2s72K5i ... See the coverhttp://bit.ly/2s5AkbA
HISTORY LESSON -- “The Greatest Hearings in American History: James Comey’s testimony joins the pantheon of dramatic congressional moments,” by Joshua Zeitz in POLITICO Magazine: “This isn’t the first – and it won’t be the last – time that congressional testimony captured the nation’s imagination. From the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954 to the Iran Contra hearings in 1987, House and Senate committees have held ordinary citizens in rapt attention. ... Comey’s testimony is in this sense an absolutely American phenomenon.” http://politi.co/2rY5nFI
NICK SCHMIDLE in The New Yorker, “James Comey’s Intellectual History”: “Comey has told associates that he never tried to lure Trump into improprieties. ‘It wasn’t like Jim was going to the Mob boss, all wired up, trying to secretly extract a confession,’ one associate told me. Yet, in Comey’s view, Trump’s behavior toward him repeatedly crossed the line, making him ‘an obstructor.’ Based on Comey’s prepared remarks, his Senate testimony will lay the basis for this legal claim, without explicitly making the charge. His testimony is likely to be supremely assured. A senior intelligence official said of Comey, ‘He likes the stage. He takes politicians’ questions apart. He loves the fact that he’s smarter than them.’” http://bit.ly/2sGe9pz
RICH LOWRY, “Comey’s fizzle”: “The document has considerable entertainment value in its dead-pan account of a profound mismatch, a Washington buddy movie gone bad. It’s a tale of a bureaucratically agile and self-serving careerist matched against an institutionally ignorant and self-serving outsider. One is careful, memorializing every conversation and calculating his every more; the other is blundering around in the dark — and eventually blows the whole thing up.” http://politi.co/2rNXfFB
BEYOND THE BELTWAY -- “GOP candidate [Ashley Moody] for Florida Attorney general once sued Donald Trump in federal fraud case,” by Florida Playbooker Marc Caputo: http://politi.co/2rOO1Jn
THE INNOVATION ISSUE: In a month long Special Report, POLITICO’s The Agenda takes a deep look at the surprising new politics of innovation, and ideas for how to drive it in a new era. Check out a piece by Nancy Scola on how AOL founder Steve Case became the first call for lawmakers who want to bring innovation to the heartland (http://politi.co/2rOKFFW); a critical look by Arthur Allen at Challenge.gov, the federal government’s prize competition designed to spur innovation (http://politi.co/2sWpDom); and Kevin Kosar writes on the surprisingly innovative history of the U.S. Post Office (http://politi.co/2r4Xyij), which was long on the forefront of technology before turning into a lesson in what “not” to do. The full issuehttp://politi.co/2s70tqQ
MEDIAWATCH -- Greg “Gianforte to give $50,000 to press freedom group after assaulting reporter,” by Hadas Gold: “‘I write to express my sincere apology for my conduct on the evening of May 24. My physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful,’ Gianforte (R-Mont.) wrote in a letter [to Ben Jacobs]. ‘As both a candidate for office and a public official, I should be held to a high standard in my interactions with the press and the public. My treatment of you did not meet that standard.’” http://politi.co/2r4iKVs ... The letterhttp://politi.co/2shUdMh
SPOTTED -- Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) at the U.S. Navy Memorial last night, celebrating the launch of a new book by Admiral James Stavridis (USN, ret.), “Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans”
REMEMBERING VIC GOLD – WaPo’s Matt Schudel: “Vic Gold, a high-powered and sometimes high-strung Republican political strategist who served as the press secretary for Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and who wrote books with a president and the wife of a vice president, died June 5 at a hospital in Alexandria, Va. He was 88. ... Short, intense and often irritable, he was once dubbed ‘the Mount Vesuvius of press secretaries’ for his outbursts, but he had a redeeming sense of humor and an appreciation of the theatricality of politics.” http://wapo.st/2rY5HUM
OUT AND ABOUT – The Competitive Enterprise Institute last night hosted their annual dinner, this time an Alice in Wonderland themed event titled “Through the Looking Glass” at the Marriott Marquis. Speakers included Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel. SPOTTED: Grover Norquist, Suhail Khan and Jana Plat, Tom Schatz, Fred Smith, Myron Ebell, Dwayne Carson, Francesca Chambers and Michael Moroney, and Byron Tau.
-- KENT KNUTSON, vice president of government relations for The Home Depot and board member of the Home Depot Foundation, celebrated his 50th birthday at Hotel Monaco’s Dirty Habit Wednesday night with friends and family, the Washington retail community and Members of Congress. SPOTTED: Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) and Bill Flores (R-Texas).
--CNN’s DANA BASH last night kicked off “Badass Women of Washington” at Fig & Olive with a panel with five of the seven women profiled in the series: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, Army Surgeon General Nadja West, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.). All five panelists discussed what their views about the series and answered the question, “can a woman have it all?” http://cnn.it/2sFNZmV … Picshttp://bit.ly/2rPpNhR ... http://bit.ly/2r50ScX ... http://bit.ly/2qZj4AM
SPOTTED: Virginia Moseley, Heather Podesta, Kellyanne Conway, Gloria Borger, Ana Navarro, Hilary Rosen, Bill Press, Nia Malika Henderson, Michael LaRosa, Lauren Pratapas, Kate Bennett, Nikki Schwab, Alexandra De Luca, Matt Dornic, Zeke Miller, Christina Ruffini, Francesca Chambers, Lauren Culbertson, Ashley Killough, Meredith Balenske, Dannia Hakki, Christine Delargy, Artur Orkisz, Marissa Mitrovich, Meredith Artley, Rachel Smolkin, Hadas Gold, Mitchell Rivard, Johanna Persing, Ryan Mahoney, Richard Hudock, Tara Palmeri, Michelle Jaconi.
-- After 8 years with Sen. Tom Udall (D-Colo.), friends and colleagues yesterday toasted Kevin Cummins’ move to the Professional Services Council at Romeo & Juliet Cafe on Capitol Hill. SPOTTED: Frannie Wellings, Joe Trahern, Kara Van Stralen, Scarlet Doyle, David Grossman, Michele Ash, Tom Manatos, Melika Carroll, Sunmin Kim, Lee Friedman, Dana Gray, Harry Anastopulos, Cort Bush and Joey Wender.
NEW HAMPSHIRE CELEBRATION in D.C. -- POOL REPORT from Haley Dorgan: “Last night, the Senate got a taste of New Hampshire. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) welcomed her colleagues to eat and drink New Hampshire’s finest products and get a taste of the Granite State’s cultural and tourism opportunities. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Reps. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) were greeted by Kodak the Bear and Max the Moose at the Kennedy Caucus Room. Some of the most popular items? Smuttynose beer, Cider Bellies Doughnuts, Creamy New England Fish Chowdah from the New Hampshire Food Bank, and Granite State Tea Cakes made by culinary students from the New Hampshire Job Corps.” Other attendees included Ryan Williams, Byron Tao, Cate Martel, William Shaheen, and Jeff Rose.
SPOTTED yesterday evening at the U.S.-Colombia Business Partnership farewell cocktail party held on the ConocoPhillips rooftop for Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon: Bill Burlew, Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Andrew Lundquist, Brian Donahue, Wes Battle and Josh Corless.
ENGAGED --Brian Parnitzke, director of turnout and targeting at the RNC, proposed this past weekend to Kate Karnes, chief of staff in the office of digital strategy at the White House and a former Romney 2012 staffer and RNC alum. The two met in 2013 when they were working on separate campaigns for lieutenant governor of Virginia. Brian popped the question on Folly Beach outside of Charleston, South Carolina, where he first told Kate he loved her. Pichttp://politi.co/2siczgf
TRANSITIONS – OBAMA ALUMNI -- Todd Breasseale, former Army Lt. Col. and spokesman at the DoD who became a DHS assistant secretary for public affairs during Secretary Jeh Johnson’s last two years in office, is now helping manage Facebook news feed communications. He reports to McCain ’08 alum Tucker Bounds. ... Christian Marrone has been promoted to SVP and chief of staff for IT firm CSRA. He joined CSRA in January 2016 after serving as chief of staff at DHS.
... Mattie Duppler is joining the National Taxpayers Union as a senior fellow of fiscal policy. He previously served as the coalitions director to the House Republican Conference and is an alum of Americans for Tax Reform. ... Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has hired Lindsey Reynolds as its new COO. She joins GQR this month after 10 years with the DNC, where she served as both COO and director of the office of the secretary.
... Shana Glenzer has started as chief marketing officer at Crowdskout, a data management startup based in D.C. She previously was the CMO of MakeOffices, an Arlington-based co-working space. http://bit.ly/2rEfzm7… End Citizens United has hired Matt Burgess as EVP. He previously was the senior political strategist at Planned Parenthood during the 2016 cycle. ... Clinton Blair is joining the Organization for International Investment as VP of public policy and government affairs. He previously was at Jaguar Land Rover North America.
SUNDAY SO FAR – “Fox News Sunday”: Panel: Karl Rove, Donna Edwards, Newt Gingrich, Charles Lane
FORMER REP. GABBY GIFFORDS (D-ARIZ.), whose birthday it is today, is headed to Galveston, Texas, where she will help the Navy commission the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords. It’s the first Navy warship to be named after a living woman since Martha Washington. She learned that the ship would be named in her honor the same day she resigned from Congress in 2012. Hillary Clinton, Joe and Jill Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Olivia Munn, Jon Bon Jovi, Katie Couric, Sully Sullenberger and Thad Allen are all expected to attend. https://usat.ly/2r4lguY
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Wendy Sherman, senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Russ Schriefer, partner at Strategic Partners & Media. How he’s celebrating: “I’m in London with my wife Nina Easton who is chairing the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit next week. Our daughter Ellie and I are just tagging along.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2rPcrSJ
BIRTHDAYS: Jonathan Collegio is 41 ... former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) is 47 (h/ts Hilary Rosen and Katie Peters) ... Paul Winfree, deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the pride of Williamsburg, Va. ... Jim Cicconi (h/t Hilary) ... Barbara Bush is 92 ... Eric Kuhn, CMO of Layer3 TV and a former DC resident who worked for CNN, is 3-0, celebrating at Lincoln Center in NYC (h/ts Maha Hakki and Susanna Quinn) ... Cory Fritz, a Boehner alum now deputy staff director for comms. at House Foreign Affairs, is 32 ... Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) is 64 ... Politico’s Laura Hayes and Sarah Hashemi ... Patrick Garrigan, Politico alum now events guru for The Atlantic ... “Meet The Press” associate producer Justin Peligri (h/t Olivia Petersen) ... Tim Grieve, VP for news at McClatchy (h/t John Harris) … Roger Hickey, co-director of Campaign for America’s Future ... Kelsey Harkness of the Daily Signal ... Mary Palmer is 31 ... J.J. Simmons V ... Ashley Baia of 270 Strategies ... Karen Robinson (h/t Jon Haber) ... USDA’s Allie Ryan ... Matt Whitlock ... Davis White … The Federalist’s Bre Payton ... J.D. Dalfonson, comms director for Rep. Darin LaHood ... John Sandy, COS for Sen. Jim Risch ... Bale Dalton, pride of Orlando and HSC85 U.S. Navy, is 30-something “and more handsome than ever” (h/t Christian Hertenstein) … Uber flack Matt Wing …
... Dasha Zhukova, friend of Ivanka and Jared, art collector and editor, married to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, is 36 (h/t Jewish Insider) ... Emily Pomeranz, the special events and major gifts maestro at NARAL (h/t James Owens) ... Hannah Yoest, assistant literary editor at Weekly Standard ... Erin Gorman, cookie baking aficionado currently at the Environmental Defense Fund, formerly “Mother Duckling” of the O’Malley campaign, and a campaign/DGA vet several times over, is 3-0. She will be feted by friends and family all weekend long in Baltimore (h/ts Matt Corridoni and Daniel Ensign) ... Chris Good … Cathie Ericson … Denton’s Alex McGee, the pride of Atlanta (h/t Ed Cash) ... Lale Mamaux, CoS to Rep. Alcee Hastings ... Jordana Cepelewicz ... Kris Coratti, VP of comms and events at WaPo … Avery Brooks, senior associate at Global Infrastructure Partners ... Ben Case is 25 ... Obama WH alum Keith Maley, also an ardent Red Sox fan and birdwatcher … Brian Hardwick ... Michael Shmagin (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Ann Belser ... Nancy Baile, public affairs and comms. manager at Coca-Cola ... Rosie Lineham ... Jane Hampton Cook ... Tom Davidson is 46 ... Barry Lando ... Lila Young White ... actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 9-0 ... Nancy Sinatra is 77 ... “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams is 6-0 ... Julianna Margulies, a loyal Playbooker, is 5-0 ... Kanye West is 4-0 ... Maria Menounos is 39 ... tennis player Kim Clijsters is 34 (h/ts AP)
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2016.05.28 04:07 raicicle The r/popheads Beginner's Guide to K-Pop

There's this mystical world and slightly insane industry known as k-pop that has managed to be the most lucrative foreign export to the Western music industry. Beyond the idolatry and theatrics, k-pop is home to some of the most forward-thinking and plain fun pop songs. The language barrier can sometimes prove to be a challenge, but, often the sheer catchiness of some songs absolutely overcomes that. I thought I'd make a personal popheads recommendations list for those looking to maybe delve into k-pop, but don't know where to start, or what big singles are in at the moment. The general format I'm going to take is to take a Western point of comparison, one or two songs to try, and some places to go next if you're into what you heard. I've tried to keep things relatively recent, although there a few older gems in the list.
You may come out of this as a k-pop convert, maybe like a few songs, or just decide that k-pop isn't for you! Anything's good. Onwards we go.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion

Try: Tiffany - Talk, f(x) - When I’m Alone Tiffany is one of eight members of South Korea’s most successful girl group, Girls’ Generation. Talk is a track on her solo debut, and was written by London producer GRADES, and Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud! It's pretty much there for anyone who's craving anymore of the chugging bass and 80s synths of Carly's album. Alternatively, listen to f(x)’s When I’m Alone, which is a Carly Rae Jepsen song since she wrote it. This would happen to be that song that she sold off to Asia which is about the thing that rhymes with contemplation. Deeper? Wonder Girls’ Reboot (album), Tiffany’s I Just Wanna Dance (EP)

Disclosure, AlunaGeorge

Try: f(x) - 4 Walls 4 Walls is not just one of the best k-pop songs of 2015, but one of the year's best pop songs, full stop. Its UK garage flavour can be attributed to the fact that it was produced by London duo, LDN Noise, but maintains girl group harmonies and a subtly weird double bridge that only k-pop manages to stick in. A natural partner song is SHINee’s View, written by same said Londoners, that leans towards deep house. Their respective parent albums delve into other EDM subgenres like piano house and Europop, for the interested (although admittedly nothing comes close to the joy of 4 Walls). Deeper? f(x)’s 4 Walls (album), SHINee’s Odd (album)

Justin Bieber's Purpose, Nick Jonas

Try: BTS - Save Me, Block B - Toy BTS is as close as k-pop gets to Justin Bieber in his post-Purpose era. Lots of hip-hop and EDM-inspired pop songs, often with drops instead of choruses, vague Diplo influences and so on. Their latest single, Save Me, sits somewhere between Where Are Ü Now’s explosiveness and What Do You Mean?’s tropical house vibe. Block B’s Toy is also a fairly chill pop song in a similar vein (and the video’s choreography includes dabbing). Deeper? BTS’ The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (Album), Taemin’s Press It (album)

Grimes, Beach House, Chairlift

Try: Neon Bunny - Romance in Seoul, Yukari - Marginal Man If you enjoyed Grimes’ Visions and the cuts off of Art Angels like REALiTi or Butterfly, or stuff by the other aforementioned artists, either of these tracks might interest you. Both are pretty disparate artists from the whole mainstream k-pop scene and the lucrative idol industry, instead kinda serving up their own spins of dreampop from their bedrooms. Deeper? Neon Bunny’s discography, Yukari’s Echo (album)

Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande's "Problem", "Focus"

Try: EXID - Ah Yeah, AOA - Good Luck For general new-gen girl groups in the vein of Fifth Harmony, EXID and AOA are both worth checking out. They pretty much are doing the same as in Western pop regarding those ridiculous brass hooks, and are just as (if not more) catchy and often more weird. You're not pressed to find more pop in this vein, just as it's not that hard to find in Western pop either. EXID, AOA, Sistar and so on are all groups doing stuff like that. For simplicity, I might as well just recommend the parent EPs that the singles come from. Deeper? EXID’s Ah Yeah (EP), AOA’s Good Luck (EP)

Rihanna, Drake, The Weeknd

Try: DEAN x ZICO - Pour Up, NCT U - The 7th Sense Names like DEAN represent the vanguard of alternative R&B in Korea (and all that trap influence), and share a lot of musical DNA with the biggest R&B/pop hybrid acts at the moment (Rihanna, The Weeknd), and lots of the upcoming acts too (dvsn, Bryson Tiller). It's hard to ignore how similar to intro of DEAN's Pour Up is to Kendrick Lamar's Swimming Pools, although it quickly turns into a totally different seedy R&B jam. Alternatively, try The 7th Sense, the debut track by the newest lucrative boy group, NCT U. Also, visuals and choreography tend to be intricately linked with songs, and the choreography to this track is actually phenomenal. Deeper? Crush’s Interlude (EP), DEAN’s 130 Mood: TRBL (EP)

Britney Spears, Kesha

Try: 2NE1 - I Am The Best, Girls’ Generation - Run Devil Run 2NE1's brand of pop is incessant and bursting with attitude. Their single, I Am The Best, threatens to sound dated, but with some of the most memorable hooks in k-pop history, it is rightfully an iconic pop song. Alternatively, the Girls Generation single, Run Devil Run, which was actually initially pitched to Kesha, who's recorded her own demo of it, matches the best of Western 00s electropop. Deeper? f(x)'s Pink Tape (album), 2NE1's 2NE1 (2011 EP)

Justin Timberlake's Futurelove/Sexsounds

Try: EXO - Lady Luck, Seungri - Strong Baby Hell, EXO's Lady Luck does actually sound like Timbaland produced it. Its beatbox-laden instrumental with sampled acoustic guitars carries an NSYNC-esque melody until it randomly explodes into a drop punctuated with female moans. I think, once again, k-pop has the case where most of its 00s material just sounds like either Justin Timberlake (or NSYNC), or Boyz II Men. Still, slightly more recent material like the EXO single put modern spins on the formula. Deeper? EXO's EXODUS (album), f(x)'s Red Light (album)

Alessia Cara’s “Here”, Frank Ocean, Gallant

Try: Primary x Ohhyuk - Island, Crush - woo ah For R&B that leans more traditional, although is still in the alternative R&B-sphere, the likes of Primary and Crush have been working in that area for a while. Lots of Rhodes electric keyboards, lots of jazz-inspired chord progressions and slightly wonky beats. Primary's Island is a certified slow slink of a song, while Crush's woo ah starts as lounge R&B, but ends with a trap-influenced psychedelic coda. Deeper? Primary’s & Ohhyuk’s Lucky You! (EP), Crush’s Interlude (EP)

CHVRCHES, Purity Ring

Try: Lim Kim - Awoo, Tiffany - I Just Wanna Dance Also for fans of Lorde’s or Stromae’s style of songwriting, Lim Kim’s Awoo blew up on listentothis recently. Like Lorde or Stromae, the songwriting is relatively playful, but the production has more in common with CHVRCHES’ or Purity Ring’s shimmering synths. Alternatively, Tiffany’s I Just Wanna Dance goes heavy on 80s nostalgia, and a lot of the synths in it sound straight out of a CHVRCHES record. Deeper? Casker’s ground part 1 (album), Tiffany’s I Just Wanna Dance (EP)

Skrillex, Diplo, Knife Party

Try: 4Minute - Crazy, CL - Hello Bitches Both Diplo and Skrillex have had their hands in k-pop (producing for acts like 4Minute and G-Dragon), and the rise of absolutely over-the-top trap-influenced k-pop monoliths with Frankenstein bridges and big drops inspired by exotic scales instead of choruses is absolutely their influence. Of course, this being k-pop, it’s at least twice as absurd. In general, it's the singles that bang hard, hence the further recommendations being singles, but an album worth mentioning would be G-Dragon's Coup D'Etat with collaborations with Missy Elliot, Diplo, Baauer, Sky Ferreira and Boys Noize, making it an incredibly Western album. Deeper? 4Minute - Hate, BTS - Fire, Big Bang - Bang Bang Bang

Meghan Trainor's Title, Lily Allen

Try: Lim Kim - Love Game, Akdong Musician - How People Move Apologies for blaspheming and mentioning Meghan Trainor's debut on popheads. Lim Kim's Awoo blew up, but the follow-up single, Love Game, trades in the Purity Ring chill for a more playful, lounge-inflected clapping chant. For retro-leaning jukebox pop, slightly quaint sibling duo Akdong Musician's single How People Move also certainly fits the bill. While a lot of their other material is more folky and singer-songwriter styled, they're not shy of random over-the-top oddities. Deeper? Lim Kim's Simple Mind (EP), Akdong Musician's Spring (EP)

Jessie J's "Bang Bang", Little Mix, Christina Aguilera

Try: Red Velvet - Dumb Dumb, MAMAMOO - You’re The Best If you're in it for upbeat pop without being too incessantly sugar-sweet, Red Velvet are probably the group doing it best in k-pop at the moment. Their concept is to flit between two categories of songs: energetic bangers, such as Dumb Dumb, or decidedly cooler R&B swooning. Single, Dumb Dumb, is one of the most unbashedly fun pop songs of last year, recalling the best of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's Bang Bang, although it heads into far preppier, noisier territory with a chromatic bassline and detuned horns and an entire rap verse that literally just namechecks Michael Jackson songs for no reason (followed by a bridge that sounds like it's from a completely different song). Alternatively, MAMAMOO's single this year, You're The Best, is a horn-heavy Lady Marmalade-esque sort of song. Deeper? Red Velvet’s The Red (album), Girls' Generation's I Got A Boy (album)

Lady Gaga's The Fame

Try: Super Junior - Sorry Sorry, BoA - Eat You Up To be honest, half of all late 00s k-pop is just blaring electropop with ridiculous dance routines, and hair and outfits out of some lost sci-fi Justin Timberlake getup. For the rave synths present on Lady Gaga's The Fame, Super Junior's iconic single, Sorry Sorry (which has one of the most ridiculous dance routines amongst ridiculous dance routines), certainly satisfies that need. Deeper? SHINee's Lucifer (album), BoA's BoA (album)

Kimbra, Kylie Minogue's Body Language

Try: Ladies' Code - Galaxy, Lim Kim - Love Game Ladies' Code's Galaxy is one of my favourite singles of 2016, and this is despite 2016 being an absolutely packed year for music so far (Beyoncé, Radiohead, James Blake, Ariana Grande, the list goes on). For those who enjoy the jazzy cool that folks like Kimbra and Kylie Minogue often breathe, it's absolutely worth a listen for its featherlight production and delicately shaped melody. Its last chorus adds in a great upright walking bassline, making it the preppiest thing I've heard this year. Deeper? Ladies’ Code’s MYST3RY (EP), Red Velvet’s Ice Cream Cake (EP)


Try: Orange Caramel - Catallena A fan of cheesy eurodisco? Look no further, and simply take on some Orange Caramel songs. Their 2014 single, Catallena, samples a Punjabi wedding song, setting it to Gloria Gaynor-esque disco. Also, the video is silly. Their songs also channel trot, the most traditional pop genre in Korea from the 1910s or so. Deeper? Orange Caramel's Lipstick (album), Orange Caramel's Catallena (EP)
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