Eerie anecdote proves Trump is practically Nixon; or, it just confirms story about his ‘Coke button’

We were hoping that the firing of former FBI director James Comey, like most bombshell scandals that threaten to bring down the president and perhaps America itself, would burn out after one week of blanket media coverage.

President Trump, however, ensured the story will live on another week with his tweet Friday mentioning “tapes,” whichinspired Keith Olbermann to declare, “Trump’s presidency is about to end.”

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Who Was Behind These 25 Currency Designs? I Think Someone Is Getting Fired.

Not all money is as cool and sleek-looking as American money. I mean have you ever been to Canada? (Just kidding… sort of). 

What’s even stranger than American or Canada money are these 25 crazily designed currencies from around the world. I’d love to know who thought it would be a good idea to mint these. Just wait until you see #13.

1.) Zimbabwe – A Trillion Dollar Bill.

Yes the Simpsons were right, a trillion dollar bill exists, just not in the United States. We can thank hyper inflation for this one.

2.) Germany – Wooden Money.

After WWI Germany was in a deep financial crisis that caused mass hyper inflation. In response some people began printing their own money.

3.) Cook Island – Bizarree Scenes.

The Cook Islands printed up a series of notes all featuring different, exotic scenes from Polynesian culture.

4.) Fiji – Silver Meteorite Coin.

This 2012 coin contains actual pieces of a meteor that fell in Germany in 2002. Not sure why that makes any sense for Fiji to have on their money.

5.) Republic of Palau – Holy Coin.

This coin contains a tiny bit of holy water from Lourdes in southern France.

6.) Republic of Palau – Pearl Coin.

These coins actually contain a green freshwater pearl in them.

7.) Belarus – Animal Money.

Instead of putting historical figures or politicians on their, Belarus decided to put furry adorable animals on its money instead.

8.) Easter Island – Pop-Up Coin.

The Easter Island Heads feature prominently onto the country’s currency. These coins in particular feature the heads, and they pop up.

9.) Tristan da Cunha – Concorde Coin.

This coin contains just a tiny bit of the Conrode’s heat shield.

10.) China – Oldest Paper Money.

The Chinese used paper money long before the Europeans. This note here dates back to 1380.

11.) Benin – Marijuana Money.

This 100 Franc coin is ordinary except for the bright green marijuana leaf on the back.

12.) Zaire (today the Democratic Republic of Congo) – Punched Out Bills.

When Joseph Mobutu was overthrown in 1997, instead of printing new money, the government just reused the old ones with Mobutu’s face punched out.

13.) Mongolia – Talking Money.

Sometimes money does literally talk, like these Mongolian coins featuring JFK. When pressed the coin played part of JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech.

14.) Northern Ireland – George Best 5 Pound Note.

This note commemorates the Manchester United soccer player George Best, but the artwork here is far from the best.

15.) Philippines – Big Money.

This 100,000 Peso note holds the record for being the biggest bill still in circulation.

16.) Ivory Coast – A Coin With Real Mammoth.

Inside each of these coins in a small piece of a mammoth.

17.) Nazi Germany – Concentration Camp Money.

These were never actually used at concentration camps. The Nazis only created them to show to inspectors from the Red Cross.

18.) Indonesia – 20,000 Rupiah Bill.

We have high inflation to thank for this one. Also maybe they could have chosen a better picture for the former minister of education and culture, Ki Hadjar Dewantara.

19.) Zambia – Silver Proof Coin.

This bizarre coin has a full once of silver it in. The shape is a weird combination of Austraila and Zambia.

20.) Thailand – Square Money.

For those times when rectangles just aren’t doing it for you. This square bank note is one of the largest pieces of money ever produced.

21.) Russia – Parchment Money.

This money was issued by a Russian-American trading company back in the early to mid 1800’s. It was used at Russia’s American colony.

22.) Thailand – Queen’s Birthday Celebration.

To celebrate the queen’s 72nd birthday the Thai government issued these 100-Baht notes. Umm. Yeah not very artistic.

23.) Hungary – 100-Million-Billion Pengo Note.

Hyperinflation is responsible for this absurdly huge note from 1946. It was only worth about 20 American cents.

24.) Yugoslavia – 500,000,000,000-Dinara Bill.

Another example of rapid hyperinflation.

25.) Germany – Emergency Money

This 50-Pfenning note was a piece of emergency money. Pretty creepy, right? Emergency money was always produced locally and often depicted different scenes from folklore.

(Via: List 25)

Wow I seriously can’t believe Benin would be a marijuana leaf on their money. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for the meeting where that was decided.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/crazy-currency/

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.”

Twitter Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey pictured Oct. 9, 2014. Kimberly White / Getty Images

ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company’s frequent blocking of their social media accounts.

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” reads an online post addressed to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and shared by ISIS supporters.

The post, whose authorship is unclear, was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun.

Twitter, like YouTube, often moves quickly to delete posts and suspend accounts that disseminate ISIS videos showing the gruesome executions of hostages.

Twitter’s terms of service bar users from posting or publishing “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” Users are also banned from using the service “for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.”

“You started this failed war,” the ISIS post says. “We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back.”

“But when our lions [brave men] come and take your breath, you will never come back to life.”

ISIS supporters who have been barred from traveling to Syria or Iraq to join the insurgent group have been previously encouraged to instead launch lone-wolf attacks in their Western home countries. Just last month, ISIS used Twitter to post a video suggesting followers launch attacks on police or military officials in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

Sunday’s online message (which was also shared on Twitter) called on ISIS sympathizers to attack the social media company and its “interests.”

“For the ‘individual jihadi’ all over the world, target the Twitter company and its interests in any place, people, and buildings, and don’t allow any one of the atheists to survive.”

A spokesman for Twitter, Jim Prosser, told BuzzFeed News: “Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials.”

Maged Atef contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/isis-twitter-threat

These Actors Portrayed Famous People From History. How Did They Do?

In order to tell a story, actors transform themselves into a different person. The hope is that they’re convincing enough to captivate an audience.

That job gets more difficult when your audience already has an idea of what the role should look and sound like. That is the case in almost all biographical films. Skilled actors may not have to look the part, but a terrible actor could be the spitting image of the person they’re portraying and still fall flat. How do you these these stars measured up in other people’s shoes?

1.) Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It

2.) Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in Hitchcock

3.) Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line

4.) Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line

5.) Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire

6.) Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There

7.) Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr. in The Rat Pack

8.) Joe Mantega as Dean Martin in The Rat Pack

9.) Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice in W

10.) Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí in Midnight in Paris

11.) Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra

12.) Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn

13.) Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change

14.) Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life

15.) James Franco as James Dean in James Dean

16.) Salma Hayek as Frida Khalo in Frida

17.) Brad Pitt as Jesse James in The Assassination of Jesse James

18.) Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla in Selena

19.) Al Pacino as Phil Spector in Phil Spector

20.) Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

21.) Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy

22.) Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways

23.) James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl

24.) Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde in Wilde

25.) Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon

26.) Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors

27.) Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland

28.) Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk

29.) Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

30.) Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side

31.) George C. Scott as General George Patton in Patton

32.) Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

33.) Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

34.) Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

35.) Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in W

36.) Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar

37.) Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco Before Chanel

38.) Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

39.) Aaron Taylor-Johnson as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy

40.) Jonathan Rhys as Elvis in Elvis

41.) Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

42.) Johnny Depp as Ed Wood in Ed Wood

Pretty close, right? With enough talent and perfect makeup, these actors were dead ringers for their historical counterparts.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/biopic-actors/

PERFECT! Charlie Daniels has a ‘sanctuary city’ proposal the Left will HATE

The Left have been sounding the alarm in defiance of the Trump administration’s threat to withhold federal funds from cities that defy federal law by providing a sanctuary for people in the country illegally. But what would make the Left loathe “sanctuary cities”? Charlie Daniels shows what it would take:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/03/30/perfect-charlie-daniels-has-a-sanctuary-city-proposal-the-left-will-hate/

For some reason, Dems are terrified of Obama-era holdovers leading NOAA and the NHC

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