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The least trustworthy people in American politics, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the people's picks for the worst liars in the state, local and federal government. Tired of lying politicians? This is a way to vote against them, and to join the rest of the country in calling them out for their lying ways.
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Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

Dick Cheney

George W. Bush

Harry Reid

John Edwards

Joseph McCarthy

Nancy Pelosi

Richard Nixon

Al Sharpton


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<![CDATA[The Hottest Silver Foxes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/prematurely-grey-celebrities/carlybobarly
Silver foxes are among the sexiest older men on the planet. A bit of gray streaked into a full head of hair on a man with weathered good looks? Swoon. List of celebrities with prematurely grey hair colors, including actors, politicians, TV personalities, and other male celebrities with gray hair.

Who are the hottest gray haired actors? Celebs who have grey hair young are popular in the film and TV worlds, working as movie stars, musicians and singers, TV hosts, political commentators, and even elected leaders. If this list is missing your favorite male celebrity with gray hair, add him!
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Anderson Cooper

Cary Grant

Eric Dane

George Clooney

Gerard Butler

Harrison Ford

Paul Newman

Pierce Brosnan

Richard Gere

Sean Connery


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<![CDATA[Belle Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/belle-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Belle" movie quotes tell the true story of an illegitimate mixed-race girl raised by aristocrats in the 1700s. The historical drama, based on the true life of Dido Elizabeth Belle was directed by Amma Asante and written by Misan Sagay. "Belle" premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before its May 2, 2014, theatrical opening in the United States and June 13, 2014, opening in the United Kingdom.

In "Belle," Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) finds his illegitimate daughter living in poverty and takes her to live with his uncle, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson). While Lady Mansfield (Emily Watson) isn't too keen on inviting the girl into their home, they all agree that the girl deserves this life as she is blood. They name her Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and raise her alongside their other niece Lady Elizabeth Murray (Sarah Gadon).

But having a black child in the house makes things difficult. She is not treated as an equal but is treated better than the house slaves and is not presented for marriage like Elizabeth but is still considered part of the family. This makes it especially difficult for Dido to learn her place in the world, which still looks down upon those of color. So when Dido has a choice of husbands, between one who is, as Lord Mansfield puts it, is on her level in Oliver Ashford (James Norton) and someone who accepts her but is not of their rank in John Davinier (Sam Reid), Dido is especially torn. This also puts a strain on Lord Mansfield who as Lord Chief Justice is presiding over a slavery case that could advance abolition forever.

"Belle" is just one of several spring 2014 films worth seeing as is "Walk of Shame," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Locke," "Brick Mansions," "The Other Woman," "Transcendence," "A Haunted House 2," "Heaven is for Real," "Draft Day," "Under the Skin," "Dom Hemingway," "Joe," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Sabotage," "Noah," "Blood Ties," the "Veronica Mars" movie, "Need for Speed."
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I Don't Know That I Find Myself Anywhere
Lord Mansfield: "I've enabled every rule of convention so that you shall know exactly where you belong."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "I don't know that I find myself anywhere."

Lord Mansfield tries to explain to Dido that he raised her to know where she fits in the world. But really, she was raised as different from everyone and now is lost as to where she belongs.
One Does Not Make a Wife of the Rare and Exotic
Lord Ashford: "One does not make a wife of the rare and exotic."
Lady Ashford: "Does she still have a tongue?"
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "I have a tongue though yours explains well enough why I may not marry your son. My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame."

When Dido and Oliver Ashford are considering marriage, more than a few people are not approving of it. Dido in fact sees his as a bad match too as she has no intention of being anyone's shame.
Don't You Care What People Will Say?
Oliver Ashford: "Will you do me the honor of taking some air with me?"
Lord Ashford: "Don't you care what people will say?"
Lady Elizabeth Murray: "What should anyone say?"

When Oliver asks for some time with Dido, Lord Ashford is quick to state his disgust that Oliver would spend time with someone of color, especially in public. Having grown up with Dido like a sister, Elizabeth is unaware of his prejudice.
Too High in Rank to Dine With the Servants but Too Low to Dine With My Family
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "Papa, how may I be too high in rank to dine with the servants but too low to dine with my family?"

After years of being treated differently, Dido confronts Lord Mansfield about her place in the family and in the world. She knows that she doesn't fit in with either side and is struggling with this fact.
You Break Every Rule When It Matters Enough
Lord Mansfield: "You would risk your position for a man without name?"
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "He speaks a voice for people who do not have one."
Lord Mansfield: "There are rules in place which dictate how we live."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "You break every rule when it matters enough, papa. I am the evidence."

Dido and Lord Mansfield argue over Dido's choice between marrying into a family with the prominence as theirs or marrying a lawyer who he considers beneath her. As she points out, like he did, sometimes she needs to break the rules.
What Is Right Can Never Be Impossible
Captain Sir John Lindsay: "Do not be afraid. I am here to take you to a good life, the life that you were born to."

Captain Sir John Lindsay: "I beg you, uncle. Love her as I would were I here and in sure that she is in receipt of all that is due to her as a child of mine."
Lord Mansfield: "Do you have in mind my position?"
Lady Mansfield: "That is simply impossible."
Captain Sir John Lindsay: "What is right can never be impossible."
Lady Mansfield: "What shall she be named?"
Captain Sir John Lindsay: "Dido Belle Lindsay"
Lord Mansfield: "She takes your name?"
Captain Sir John Lindsay: "I am not ashamed."
Lady Mansfield: "We will call her Dido."

After finding his daughter living in poverty, Captain Sir John Lindsay takes Dido and drops her off at the home of the Mansfields. While the new living arrangement doesn't go over too well with Lady Mansfield, Captain Sir John Lindsay explains that it is the right thing to do.
Why Do You Not Dine With Your Family Ever?
Oliver Ashford: "Why do you not dine with your family ever?"
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "Because that is not correct."

Oliver asks Dido why she is treated as a second-class citizen even under her family's roof. Dido doesn't completely understand, just knows that it's she is not equal.
I Am Not An Unwanted Maid
Lady Mansfield: "We are to attend London for the season."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "We are to finally come out."
Lord Mansfield: "Elizabeth is to come out."
Lady Mansfield: "Dido is to not."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "But why?"
Lord Mansfield: "You understand the ways of the world for a female, Dido. Elizabeth has no inkling."
Lady Mansfield: "You are to meet as many gentlemen as possible before we make the match."
Lord Mansfield: "When all this has gone to her father, there will be nothing left for her."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "And me?"Lady Mansfield: "Any gentleman of good breeding would be unlikely to form a serious attachment to Dido and a man without would lower her position in society."
Lady Elizabeth Murray: "She is not merely my cousin, mama."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "Papa, please"
Lady Elizabeth Murray: "She is my sister."
Lord Mansfield: "These are the keys of the house."
Lady Elizabeth Murray: "I cannot attend London without her."
Lord Mansfield: "They have hung at the waist of your aunt for 30 years."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "I am Lady Mary. I am not an unwanted maid."
Lord Mansfield: "Lady Mary is too old to continue in charge of the house. You may pick up your duties on your return."
Lady Mansfield: "Lord knows I'll need the two of you to keep each other out of trouble."
Dido Elizabeth Belle: "Are you punishing me?"

Dido is saddened and frustrated to learn that her cousin Elizabeth will be coming out in London while she will not. Neither Dido nor Elizabeth understand why they will take different life paths and neither are happy about it.
Do You Love Her?
Lady Mansfield: "Do you love her?"
Lord Mansfield: "As though she were created of you and me."

Lord Mansfield is facing a tough decision as Lord Chief Justice with consequences that could advance abolition. Having a niece of color, one he loves as if she were their own daughter, makes this tough, especially in the 1700s.
Now We Have Two Nieces in Our Guardianship
Lady Mansfield: "Born on English soil?"
Lord Mansfield: "Indeed. He discovered her mother aboard a captured English slave ship."
Lady Mansfield: "So, now we have two nieces in our guardianship."
Lord Mansfield: "Elizabeth was in much need of a companion."
Lady Mansfield: "And that is what we shall say when questions are asked."
Lord Mansfield: "We shall say that in accordance with her birthright, she is entitled to live beneath this roof. That is the nature of order."
Lady Mansfield: "And where in that order should her color be placed, above or below her Murray bloodline? Marriage?"
Lord Mansfield: "Impossible. Any match her other origins shall attract would surely disgrace her and the family's rank."
Lady Mansfield: "And when we are no longer here, no husband, who will take care of her then?"

Lady and Lord Mansfield discuss how they will handle things when their nieces Elizabeth and Dido grow up. Though they have the same life now, once they are older everything will change.

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<![CDATA[The Hottest Male Singers]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/hottest-male-singers
Who are the hottest male singers of all time? The gorgeous specimens on this list certainly qualify. These guys, quite simply, are smoking hot, and several are among the best rock vocalists ever. Along with musical talent, they possess incredible good looks that just serve to enhance their incredible charisma. Which of these awesome singers is the most beautiful? You decide, with your votes. Oh, and remember: You can re-rank this list of hot musical dudes any way you want. The male musicians on this list are without a doubt among the sexiest artists of all time. From the smouldering good looks of Lenny Kravitz to the soulful hotness of Justin Timberlake, being hot just seems to come naturally to these singers. These gifted musical artists have, in some cases, won as many Grammy Awards as they have hearts over the years. Who's your top choice? A famous crooner like Michael Buble, a pop frontman like Adam Levine or a hair band rocker like Jon Bon Jovi? Enjoy the voting.
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Adam Levine

Enrique Iglesias

Icehouse

Iva Davies

Jared Leto

Jon Bon Jovi

Justin Timberlake

Keith Urban

Kurt Cobain

Danny O'Donoghue


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<![CDATA[The Hottest Women with Short Hair]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-women-with-short-hair/trent-walker
The hottest women with short hair are among the hottest celebrities in movies, television and music who don't need long locks to look fabulous. Varying between the modern bob, the pixie cut and anywhere in between, these women have the bone structure to be among the hottest celebrities of all time even with the shortest hair around.

For some of these sexy celebrities, short hair is the norm. Actresses like Halle Berry, Carey Mulligan, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Williams and Charlize Theron more often than not sport the short looks and do so strikingly. The same goes for singers like Rihanna and Pink, whose often changing, but usually short, hair has earned them spots on the hottest female pop singers lists for a while now.

Others who made this list cut, or shaved even, their hair off for a role and for at least a small part of their career in Hollywood looked great while it lasted. Few can forget when Natalie Portman shaved her head or Miley Cyrus's choice for a mohawk-style shave. Others like Emma Watson, Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightly and Rachel McAdams have varied their locks between long and short, not losing a bit of their beauty while doing so.

So which do you prefer? The often short-haired beauties of those who once in a while cut their tresses way short? Regardless, everyone can agree that all of these babes are hot with short hair or long. Vote for your favorite short-haired celebrity, add any not listed or even re-rank this list of the hottest women with short hair all below!
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Cameron Diaz

Claire Danes

Emma Watson

Halle Berry

Jessica Alba

Keira Knightley

Natalie Portman

Sienna Miller

Victoria Beckham

Dianna Agron


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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-beautiful-women-in-hollywood
List of the most beautiful celebrities out there today. This list includes some of the most beautiful women in the world, a great mix of actresses, singers, models, and more, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all gorgeous. What celebrities are the most beautiful? Vote on the hottest celebrities to move them up the list, or press 'rerank' to customize a list of your own.
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Charlize Theron

Elisha Cuthbert

Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Alba

Kate Beckinsale

Megan Fox

Mila Kunis

Monica Bellucci

Natalie Portman

Scarlett Johansson


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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-actresses-ever
Since the first series of silent films were first released, some of the beautiful women in the world have graced the silver screen. These beautiful actresses are some of the most well-known people in the world. Starlets of the Golden Era of Film include some the biggest and most beautiful movie stars like Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Hedy Lamarr and Ava Gardner are considered some of the most beautiful actresses in movie history. Over time, the influence of those women, along with other actresses like Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor combined their talents and good looks to become some of the most iconic actresses in movie history.

Many of today's actresses are considered some of the beautiful in the world. Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana are considered the beautiful actresses out there today. Many of these actresses have graced the pages of some of the biggest magazines, newspapers and websites in the world.

With so many beautiful actresses to choose from, it's up to you to decide who should be considered the most beautiful actress ever. This may seem easy, but it shouldn't be since there are so many drop-dead gorgeous actresses who have starred in movies for nearly 100 years. This is your chance to select who is the most beautiful actress of all time is. You really can't go wrong with who choose on this Ultimate List of the Most Beautiful Actresses Ever.
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Audrey Hepburn

Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Charlize Theron

Elizabeth Taylor

Grace Kelly

Kate Beckinsale

Marilyn Monroe

Michelle Pfeiffer

Natalie Wood


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<![CDATA[Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-are-not-as-cool-as-people-think-they-are/hoserusc
Jorts are the dumbest things I've ever seen. Next to Toms shoes. Next to the Toyota Prius. Next to d-bags taking pictures of their food. There are so many things that suck that people think are cool. For real, some of the supposed best bands ever and the greatest movies of all time are just overrated bunches of garbage.

So add the things that you think have run their course or never had a leg to stand on to begin with, like people that use their children as their profile picture. Unless you were permanently scarred and no longer recognizable after giving birth, this is not okay. (UPDATE: it has been determined this is never okay).

If there are other things that society has deemed acceptable and/or cool that are missing from the list, make sure to add them so other people can finally realize that the things they are doing (like the Harlem Shake) are just not okay.
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The Kardashians

Instagram

Yolo

Hashtags

Selfies

Flat Bill Baseball Hats

Designer Facial Hair

Duck-Lipped Selfies

Earlobe Spacers

Issue Ribbons


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-scientific-breakthroughs-of-2014/amylindorff
The greatest scientific breakthroughs of 2014 have affected all aspects of modern life, from medicine, to space exploration, to the future of renewable technologies. Scientists all over the globe are publishing their findings and treating patients with new medicines and techniques that are changing every day life for the human race, and adding to our vast banks of scientific knowledge.

In the animal kingdom, it turns out monkeys can do math, and a certain kind of female bug has a very unique reproductive strategy. NASA has discovered all sorts of cool new things in the moons of the outer planets, including water and what just might be the birth of a brand new moon. Medical scientists have restored the sense of touch for an amputee and developed new drugs to change the way cancer is treated.

This list of scientific discoveries will be updated throughout the year, to include the most revolutionary breakthroughs in all different fields. Vote up the biggest breakthroughs below and get ready for whatever comes next!

 
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Saturn Gets a New Moon
In April, NASA scientists discovered a "bulge" in Saturn's A Ring, the outermost of the larger, brighter bands. They believe that the bulge is the formation of a new planet, which they have nicknamed Peggy. Peggy was discovered by the Cassini-Huygens space probe and would be Saturn's 64th moon.

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Breakthrough in CLL Treatment
Scientists at Cardiff University in Wales made a breakthrough in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common form of leukemia. Scientists developed a new drug to target the cancer cells and stop them before they have time to multiply and travel through the body.

The scientists working on the project believe that within ten, or even five years, CLL will be much less of a focus for researchers, as it will be essentially no longer a clinical issue.

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Earth Sized Planet in the Goldilocks Zone
In April, NASA's Kepler space telescope spotted an "Earth cousin" planet that is similar in size to Earth, orbits its star in the habitable "Goldilocks zone," and might have water and the right conditions for life as we know it.

The planet, being called Kepler-186f, circles a red dwarf star and is about 490 light-years from Earth. The newly discovered planet is the best case for a habitable planet, other than Earth, that scientists have yet found.

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Prosthetic Hand Gives Amputee Sense of Touch
A man in Denmark has regained his sense of touch, after researchers created a new type of prosthetic hand. This hand includes electrodes, surgically implanted in Dennis Aabo Sorensen's nerves, allowing him to feel. Sorensen lost his hand in 2004 when a New Year's Eve firework exploded.

Sorensen joined a clinical study, which developed the hand, a project that has been in the works for 15 years. This marks the first time sensory feedback has been restored to an amputee.

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Bug Reproduction
In April, scientists in Brazil discovered an insect with unique reproductive capabilities. The new genus of insect has been named "Neotrogla," and with this bug, it's the female that has a penis, which scientists have dubbed a "gynosome," and it's covered in spikes.

Neotroglas are about the size of a flea, and during mating (which can last for up to 70 hours), the female is on top and their penis works as a vacuum, sucking the sperm out of the male vagina. 

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Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang
In March, scientists announced they discovered gravitational waves, "ripples in space-time" that are thought to be the first tremors of the Big Bang. The waves were detected by the BICEP2 - a telescope located at the South Pole. The discovery supports predictions from Einstein's theory of relativity as well as the idea of cosmic inflation - that the universe rapidly expanded in the very first moments after the Big Bang. Scientists will now be able to piece together a more accurate picture of our universe, in its very first moments.

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Researchers Clone Human Cells
After multiple failed attempts, researchers finally generated stem cells, cloned from adult men. They used the same technique that produced the famous Dolly the sheep clone in 1996.

The cells used in this instance came from a 35-year-old and a 75-tear-old man in a process called nuclear transfer.

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Photoswitches Advance Solar Technology
Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have created a breakthrough set of materials to store solar energy in molecules, using a substance called an "azobenzene," which can then be drawn on to heat homes, water, or for cooking.

These photoswitches can store heat forever, and to extract their energy, all one has to do is expose the molecules to a small amount of light, heat, or electricity. This technology could be used to bypass one of the biggest roadblocks in solar energy's scalability: storage.
 
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Water Found on Saturn's Moon Enceladus
In April, scientists announced that NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered a body of water on Enceladus, a moon of the ringed planet, Saturn. Enceladus is an icy moon about 300 miles in diameter, and its mysterious body of water appears to be upwards of 5 miles deep, around the size of Lake Superior.

Scientists have also discovered that the body of water features a rocky sea floor. This combination of liquid water and rock is a potential sign of conditions good for the development of life.

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Monkeys Can Do Math
Researchers at Harvard Medical School taught three rhesus monkeys 26 distinct symbols, including Arabic numerals and 16 letters. They associated the symbols with a reward and found that the monkeys quickly learned to find the link between the values of the symbols and the rewards and were 90% accurate in choosing the symbol with the greatest reward.

They further tested the monkeys, finding that they could add values as well, and these results could help scientists trace the evolution of human mathematical skills.

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<![CDATA[Free Movies! The Best Films in the Public Domain]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/free-movies-the-best-films-in-the-public-domain
The best free movies in the public domain number among some of the best movies of all time, and since their copyrights have lapsed, they are free to watch, distribute, and remake. Many of these free films in the public domain were once high-grossing, Academy Award-winning movies that have since become open to public use. Classic movies like The Wizard of Oz, Metropolis, and Metropolis are now part of the general public experience.

What is the best film in the public domain? What Oscar winning films are now free to use? What are the greatest films whose copyrights have lapsed? Vote on the movies you think are the best available in the public domain. If you know of a movie that is now free to public use and not here on this list of the best films in the public domain, make sure to add it and vote it up so others can have a chance to find their new favorite movie in the public domain.
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House on Haunted Hill

Metropolis

M

Night of the Living Dead

Nosferatu

Plan 9 from Outer Space

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Last Man on Earth

The Little Shop of Horrors

Wizard of Oz


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