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Dinesh D’Souza Avoids Jailtime Despite Letter From Estranged Wife Claiming Abuse

24 September 2014 - 12:51 PM

Dinesh D’Souza Avoids Jailtime Despite Letter From Estranged Wife Claiming Abuse

Disgraced professional Obama hater Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced today in Manhattan court to five years' probation, including eight months in a "community confinement center," for campaign-finance fraud. The 2016: Obama's America "documentarian" previously pleaded guilty to using straw donors, including his then-married mistress, her husband, and his wife of 20 years, to support his friend from college in a failed senate campaign. He also claimed the charges were probably "a kind of payback" for his criticism of the president.

"I'm not sure, Mr. D'Souza, that you get it," the judge told him today.

[from Dixie D'Souza] "Contrary to the statement made in Mr. D'Sourza's sentencing memorandum, it is my former husband who has an abusive nature," she wrote. "In one instance, it was my husband who physically abused me in April 2012 when he, using his purple belt karate skills, kicked me in the head and shoulder, knocking me to the ground and creating injuries that pain me to this day."

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I realize it is bad form to laugh at domestic violence, and, in all seriousness I think that he is a terrible person and should go to jail for...quite a few things. The phrasing his wife uses and the overall absurdity of the man did elicit a chuckle though.

Everyman makes multiple terrible threads with factual errors, mod does nothing

22 September 2014 - 03:07 PM


I looked for a NYT link, but apparently this issue is being poorly reported on. :mhappy:

Edit: Should've said "mods do nothing". Not really indicting a particular mod. OTOH, does this board really have more than one (if even that many)?

Post shooting Michael Brown video

11 September 2014 - 11:43 AM


Sounds credible -- I feel like some contractors who aren't from the area aren't going to be lying.

Star Trek TOS in Cinerama Widescreen

08 September 2014 - 12:34 PM


Forty eight years ago this week Star Trek debuted its first episode on NBC. The show, like all other shows at the time, was broadcast in the old style 4x3 aspect ratio. Using HD screen caps from my friends at Trekcore.com, I created this project of what the show would have looked like in Cineramawidescreen. As a kid the show always felt bigger and more epic than it appears to me as an adult. I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a “Forbidden Planet” vibe. Other shots remind me of how director Robert Wise would use a camera technique to keep the foreground and background elements in focus.

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Many more at the link up top. Forbidden Planet was basically a pre-cursor to Star Trek TOS, so not sure why the author is surprised, though I am impressed with the quality. Dating myself, I first watched this stuff in black & white on with a 4:3 perspective ratio.

Destiny cologne for men. By XBox.

05 September 2014 - 10:47 AM