BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 5 May, 2017

Friday

5 May, 2017

(Updated Daily)

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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Steve M.: "Jimmy Kimmel Really Changed A Lot Of Minds In The Fox Audience (No, He Didn't)" (Crooks and Liars)
New York magazine's Margaret Hartmann responded to this with a post titled "Jimmy Kimmel Might Have Struck the Final Blow Against the GOP Health-Care Plan." I don't think so. I just checked out a Fox News story about Kimmel's monologue. If you think no one could fail to be moved by what Kimmel said, you don't understand conservatives. Here are some of the comments: "So some rich and famous dude has a baby born with birth defects and now everyone else has to be taxed to the max to provide universal health care?"


Arwa Mahdawi: Jimmy Kimmel reveals the heartlessness of healthcare in America (The Guardian)
The late night host's emotional appeal about his son's heart condition - which urged Americans to support Obamacare - struck a raw nerve.


Josh Marshall: TPM and The Future of Digital News Publishing (TPM)
If there's one thing I know a decent amount about it's digital news journalism and specifically the range of publishing, business and editorial factors that go into doing it. TPM has been in constant publication for almost 17 years. In that period there have been perhaps three to five different 'eras' of publication in which the methods of finding news and paying for it have altered, often dramatically.


Suzanne Moore: This election is vitally important. So why is it so deathly boring? (The Guardian)
Most people just want it all over and done with. For the Tories, creating a sense of boredom and foregone conclusion is no accident.


Viv Groskop: "Personal distance: why Russian life has no room for privacy" (The Guardian)
A survey into how different countries view ideal personal space suggests Russians like to keep things close. Could language and communal living have something to do with it?


Jean Hanff Korelitz: Top 10 campus novels (The Guardian)
Natural theatres for intellectual ideas and human folly, universities have provided perfect stages for novelists from Kingsley Amis to Michael Chabon.



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Presenting

Michael Egan





Editorial and Political Cartoons



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Trivia Question of the Day


Frank Hayes is the only jockey known to have won a race after death. What was the name of the horse he rode?

                                  



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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday


In 1984, this actress, at the age of 81, launched a catchphrase in a commercial for a fast food chain. What was that phrase?


       "Where's The Beef?"                                                      Source


"Where's the beef?" is a catchphrase in the United States and Canada introduced in 1984. The phrase originated as a slogan for the fast food chain Wendy's. Since then it has become an all-purpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea, event or product.        Source

Clara Peller (August 4, 1902 - August 11, 1987), was a manicurist and American character actress who, at the age of 81, starred in the 1984 "Where's the beef?" advertising campaign for the Wendy'sfast food restaurant chain.        Source







Mark. was first and correct with:
   Clara Peller wanted to know, "Where's the beef?" in commercials for Wendy's.



Randall wrote:
   Where's the beef?





Alan J answered:
   "Where's the Beef?"



Stephen F said:
   Where's the Beef?



mj replied:
   Clara Peller Asked of an unnamed Wendy's competitor "Where's the beef?" Walter
  Mondale picked it up and asked it of Gary Hart. He should have asked Donna Rice.




Gene responded:
   Clara Peller said 'where's the beef? Wendy's benefited.



Deborah said:
   I don't remember her name, but her gravelly voice asked, "Where's the beef?" Was that for Burger King?
  Finally caved after 3 days of 95*+ heat and turned on the a/c. At last, a good night's sleep.




Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Where's the beef?



Adam answered:
   'Where's the Beef?'



John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Where's the beef."



David of Moon Valley replied:
   without even looking...paraphrasing here, mind you...'Where's the Em-effing beef?!'



Dave in Tucson responded:
   And today's trivia answer is "Where's the Beef?" "I don't think there's any beef in there!" Which in some circles translated to "Where's the Reef?" I don't think there's any buds in there!"



Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali wrote:
   Claire Peller of "Where's the Beef" fame. Just saw the House Rethugs partying with the Tramp about killing Obamacare. They're sure being the "Guardians of Privilege" again. At least those Cockbites are consistent. Will the People ever wake up?



Billy in Cypress said:
   "Where's the beef?" is the catch phrase used in a Wendy's commercial in 1984. It was a great slogan that migrated to many other situations. Today it is trumped by a new 2017 phrase: "Here's the bullshit straight from the facial asshole of CpPDJT-ID covered in lies, since no flies will even touch it, except racists, bigots, greedy heartless billionaires, self-righteous christians, soulless republicans, con artists and gangsters all determined to destroy our nation for their own egotistic profit, glory and gain.
  Notable Quotes from better sources than me via Wordsmith.org:
     1. Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. -Henry Fielding, author (21 Apr 1707-1754)
     2. The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)
     3. The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. -Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797
     4. No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. -Edward R. Murrow, journalist (25 Apr 1908-1965)
     5. Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism. -Earl Warren, jurist (1891-1974)
     6. 'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind. -William Shakespeare, poet and dramatist (1564-1616)




Daniel in The City answered:
   Actress: Clara Peller
  Phrase: "Where's the beef?!"
  Chain: Wendy's




zorch replied:
   Where's the beef?



Joe S     took the day off.
  



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.
  



MAM     took the day off.
  



Marian took the day off.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  May 5 Birthdays - Celebrities Born May 5 | Famous Birthdays




Sally has retired.
  


  





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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Happy May the Fourth! Celebrate with 11 movies that inspired the Star Wars franchise - SFGate



Netherlands Media Hot on Trail of Trump's Links to Money Laundering



Senate Republicans put nail into coffin of small business retirement plans



Add special education kids to the list of Trumpcare's victims



Cheers and Jeers: Thursday



Climate Experts Pen Open Letter To NY Times Calling For Additional Corrections To Bret Stephens' "Alternative Fact



'Veep' Is So Funny It Sent An Australian Politician To The Hospital | HuffPost



The face of environmentalism isn't so white anymore. That'll define its success today. - Vox



The hidden reason Republicans are so eager to repeal Obamacare - Vox



California is about to revolutionize climate policy again - Vox



George Will Delivers Scathing Attack on 'Unfit' Trump for 'Disorderly Mind,' 'Limitless Gullibility'



Rains end, but flooding dangers loom if massive Sierra snowpack melts too quickly - LA Times



Sexual assault, having a baby ... Trumpcare will again make being a woman a pre-existing condition



#TrumpRussia ??? ? ?????? has nothing to do with Russia ... Vlad's holster



What All That Senior Housing May Be Saying About The Death of Small Towns.



House Republicans vote to sentence millions of Americans to death



America's Protected Natural Areas Are Polluted, By Noise : The Two-Way : NPR



Trump promised to protect Medicaid. He lied through his teeth.



TPM Report: House Healthcare Bill Will Not Be Considered By The Senate



Red alert: Kofi Annan on the photos that capture our choking planet | Art and design | The Guardian



Paul Ryan Was Right: This Was A Defining Moment For The Republican Party | HuffPost



Campaign Cash Pours In Against Republicans Who Voted To Repeal The Affordable Care Act | HuffPost



'Handmaid's Tale' Memes Flood Twitter As Women Respond To Health Care Bill | HuffPost



Greta Van Susteren destroys GOP's Trumpcare 'victory' party - SFGate



All the ways Republicans want you dead - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford



What Are Pre-Existing Conditions and What Would the GOP Bill Do? - NBC News



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David E Suggests

Home Games Console


The Evolution of the Home Games Console (Infographic)



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Reader Comment

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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp


Argentina Backs Out of Honoring Jimmy Carter with Highest Award at Trump Administration's Urging | Alternet



Trumpcare: An Abdication of Responsibility, a Moral Disgrace - nymag.com



A Democratic senator just alphabetically listed the pre-existing conditions that could cause people to pay more under the GOP healthcare plan - theweek.com



The House just passed Trumpcare. Make them regret it. - medium.com



These are all the people the Republican health care bill will hurt - Vox



More Than 1,000 Faith Leaders Say No Thanks To Trump's Planned 'Religious Liberty' Order | HuffPost



'Handmaid's Tale' Memes Flood Twitter As Women Respond To Health Care Bill | HuffPost



Trump savors health care win: 'Hey, I'm president' - POLITICO



This Website Will Mail Your Ashes To The GOP If Trumpcare Kills You. Really. | HuffPost



Trump transition staffers head to K Street despite lobbying ban - POLITICO



Why Republicans Think They Can Get Away With Devastating Health Care - mediamatters.org



- 13 things the Republican health care bill actually... mediamatters.org





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Team Coco

CONAN

Staffers Challenge Alec Baldwin To A Trump Off

That's weird, we didn't know a page named Jack worked here...




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Reader Comment

Victory


Watching the republicans celebrate the repeal of AHCA at the white house before the senate weighs in, was like the Atlanta Falcons locker room at half time of the Superbowl!


Always a fan,

BSmasher


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Reader Comment

Current Events


I was all worked up about the executive order Lumpy signed today, but Lawrence O'Donnell just made me feel better about it. The ACLU was ready to litigate, but they say that the EO is meaningless; there are LAWS that have been passed and enacted against discrimination. Those laws will continue to be enforced, and signing an EO does nothing to nullify any of the laws. They've labeled this EO "fake news."

Take that and stuff it up your orange rump. Stain!








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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


THERE'S STILL A LONG WAY TO GO.

YO'OKO.

"ON THE ROAD AGAIN"

A YEAR IN PRISON FOR LAUGHING AT JEFF SESSIONS. WTF?

SURF'S UP.






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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and cooler.



Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'Undercover Boss', followed by a FRESH 'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH 'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Richard Gere, Maria Bamford, and Perfume Genius.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 4/3/17) are Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, and Steve Nash.



NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'First Dates', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Paul Giamatti, Gisele Bundchen, and Pete Lee.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 4/24/17) are Jason Sudeikis, Andrea Martin, Jan Bohmermann, and Lucius.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/6/17) are Werner Herzog, Veronica Ferres, Potty Mouth, and Monica Barbaro.



ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'The Toy Box', followed by a FRESH 'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel with guest host David Spade are Guy Ritchie and Alt-J.



The CW offers a FRESH 'The Originals', followed by a FRESH 'Reign'.



Faux has a RERUN 'Lucifer', followed by a RERUN 'Lethal Weapon'.



MY recycles an old 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by another old 'American Ninja Warrior'.



A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH 'Live PD'.



AMC offers the movie 'Avatar', followed by the movie 'Jurassic Park'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-The Survivors
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Who Watches the Watchers
 [8:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-The Bonding
 [9:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
 [10:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-The Survivors
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Who Watches the Watchers
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-The Bonding
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Enemy Within
 [5:10PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Mudd's Women
 [6:20PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-What Are Little Girls Made Of?
 [7:30PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Miri
 [8:40PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Dagger of the Mind
 [9:50PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-The Corbomite Maneuver
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-The Menagerie, Part 1
 [12:10AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-The Menagerie, Part 2
 [1:20AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Enemy Within
 [2:30AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Mudd's Women
 [3:40AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-What Are Little Girls Made Of?
 [4:50AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Miri    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Bravo has the movie 'Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit', followed by the movie 'Sister Act'.



Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'South Park', an hour of old 'Key & Peele', and 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy'.



FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Captain America: Winter Soldier'.



History has 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens: Declassified', then a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE COMEBACKS
 [8:00AM]    ELF
 [10:00AM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
 [12:00PM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS II: NERDS IN PARADISE
 [2:00PM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS III: THE NEXT GENERATION
 [4:00PM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS IV: NERDS IN LOVE
 [6:00PM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
 [8:00PM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS II: NERDS IN PARADISE
 [10:00PM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS III: THE NEXT GENERATION
 [12:00AM]    REVENGE OF THE NERDS IV: NERDS IN LOVE
 [2:00AM]    ELF
 [4:00AM]    THE COMEBACKS     (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [6:30AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show -Second Story Story
 [7:05AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show -We Closed in Minneapolis
 [7:40AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show -Hi!
 [8:15AM]    Little Miss Sunshine
 [10:30AM]    What About Bob?
 [12:45PM]    Spies Like Us
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order -The Troubles
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order -Sonata for Solo Organ
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order -The Blue Wall
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order -Misconception
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order -In Memory Of
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order -Haven
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order -Harm
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order -Shield
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order -Juvenile
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order -Tabula Rasa
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order -Empire
 [2:00AM]    Gomorrah -Tears of the Virgin; Under the Skin
 [4:15AM]    Hap and Leonard -Eskimos
 [5:15AM]    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid     (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'X-Men: The Last Stand', followed by the movie 'Red'.



TCM spends the night featuring films with cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond
 [6:30 AM]      The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)
 [8:00 AM]      Honeymoon (1947)
 [9:30 AM]      In Caliente (1935)
 [11:00 AM]      Fiesta (1947)
 [1:00 PM]      The Brave One (1956)
 [2:45 PM]      The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)
 [4:30 PM]      The Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
 [6:00 PM]      Viva Villa! (1934)
 [8:00 PM]      The Sugarland Express (1974)
 [10:00 PM]      Sweet Revenge (1976)
 [11:45 PM]      Scarecrow (1973)
 [1:45 AM]      Winter Kills (1979)
 [3:30 AM]      McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
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Saturday   -  05/06/17

TCM spends a good chunk of the night with Kirk Douglas
 [6:00 AM]      Saratoga Trunk (1945)
 [8:30 AM]      Tarzan And His Mate (1934)
 [10:30 AM]      Up Goes Maisie (1946)
 [12:15 PM]      She (1965)
 [2:15 PM]      Logan's Run (1975)
 [4:30 PM]      Spartacus (1960)
 [8:00 PM]      The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
 [10:15 PM]      Champion (1949)
 [12:15 AM]      Lust For Life (1956)

 [2:30 AM]      Of Unknown Origin (1983)
 [4:00 AM]      The Swarm (1978)     (ALL TIMES EDT)




Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from May 7, 1974) - Buddy Hackett, Cass Elliot, Dong Kingman, and Jan Munroe.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV





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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears Star Wars-themed socks as he meets with his Irish counterpart, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, during Kenny's visit to Montreal, Quebec, on May 4, 2017.
Photo by Christinne Muschi

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Walk of Fame Star Double Ceremony

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a special double ceremony on Thursday.

On hand to make speeches honoring the Hollywood couple were Hawn's daughter, actress Kate Hudson, as well as actress Reese Witherspoon and director Quentin Tarantino.

The couple's stars are near one another - an effort Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tries to make for actors who work together or are romantically involved. "I always thought I'd be talking about them at a wedding or something but since a wedding doesn't seem to be in our near future -- ever -- this may be my only opportunity!" Hudson said to laughter. "Their real legacy is what they have instilled in us kids -- our tribe -- that they created that they so vehemently protect and defend, the relationship they fiercely refuse to lose sight of together, and the deep feeling of love and nurturing they reserve for the most important thing we have in this life: family. So that's what these stars represent to me."

Hawn, 71, rose to fame as part of the cast of the TV show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," and won an Academy Award for her role in 1969's "Cactus Flower." She went on to appear in films like "Sugarland Express," "Death Becomes Her" and "Private Benjamin." She stars alongside Amy Schumer in the upcoming film "Snatched," opening nationwide May 12.

Russell, 66, started acting as a child and has appeared in numerous TV shows, such as "Gilligan's Island," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "The Virginian" and "Gunsmoke." His film credits include, "Silkwood," "Escape from New York" and "Swing Shift." He stars in the upcoming film, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," opening nationwide on Friday.

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A Star Wars AT-ST replica is displayed as Supertrees structures transform into "light sabers" during activities to mark the "May the 4th be with you" Star Wars Day at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, May 4, 2017.
Photo by Edgar Su

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Humanity Needs To Abandon Earth

Stephen Hawking

While much of humanity concerns itself with saving the planet from the ravages mankind has inflicted upon it, one of the world's brightest minds is already warning that we should actually be spending our time planning our ultimate escape. Stephen Hawking - the cosmologist, author, and physicist who holds more awards and honorary titles than should even be allowed - says that we have about 100 years until Earth is a big old pile of gross, and that if we don't focus our efforts on colonizing other planets, namely Mars, humanity faces complete and total extinction.

Hawking's warning that humans should start packing their bags comes as a result of the scientist's belief that endless peril lies ahead thanks to overpopulation, climate change as a result of pollution, and even the threat of mankind building an AI or even a manmade virus capable of destroying us outright. Hawking has taken the stance that mankind is basically boned before, but his latest prediction is his most dire prediction yet.

In a new BBC documentary entitled Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth, the 75-year-old Hawking will attempt to prove that his theory isn't as crazy as it seems. "Professor Stephen Hawking thinks the human species will have to populate a new planet within 100 years if it is to survive," the BBC says. "With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious." The documentary will be split into two 60-minute programs and will air on BBC Two before presumably finding its way to western television.

Stephen Hawking

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Condemns T-rump

Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has condemned Donald Trump (R-Crooked) for saying he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Trump stoked controversy on Monday when he said he would meet with the supreme leader if it is "under the right circumstances".

"If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honoured to do it," Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News. In a separate interview shortly beforehand he referred to Mr Kim as a "smart cookie" for being able to hold on to power in his country.

Albright, the first woman to become the US Secretary of State, said "honoured" was an inappropriate word to use to refer to a meeting with Mr Kim.

"A president doesn't go to a country without any preparation, and 'honoured' would definitely be the wrong way to discuss somebody who is keeping his people in poverty and starving and control," Albright said on CNN.

Madeleine Albright

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A boy in a Batman costume stands at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Algiers, May 4, 2017.
Photo by Zohra Bensemra

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New Rift Found In Larsen C Ice Shelf

Antarctica

Less than 10 days after researchers reported the massive crack in Larsen C ice shelf in northwest Antarctica had to grown to over 175 kilometers (almost 110 miles) long, a new report out Tuesday said a new rift has branched out from the existing one. The new observations were reported by Project MIDAS, an Antarctic research organization based in the United Kingdom.

Using data from the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 satellites, researchers found the new rift to be 15 kilometers long already. It branches out about 10 kilometers behind the tip of the bigger crack, and is headed in the direction of the ice-front. The only piece of good news, if it can be called that, is that the tip of the bigger crack, which is not 180 kilometers long, hasn't advanced since the last observation.

This is the first significant change to the rift since February of this year. Although the rift length has been static for several months, it has been steadily widening, at rates in excess of a meter per day," Professor Adrian Luckman of Swansea University and head of Project Midas, said in a statement Tuesday.

The new rift was observed using synthetic aperture radar interferometry, a method that combines data from two radars to provide information a single radar would be unable to provide. This happens because direct visual observations are difficult and inaccurate, especially in the ongoing Antarctic winter.

The Larsen C ice shelf is about 350 meters thick and is on the edge of West Antarctica, acting as a dam to the flow of glaciers that flow into the seas in the region. Now, with the large crack in it, just about 20 kilometers of ice is keeping a chunk of 5,000 square kilometers from floating away.

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Kills All Its Animals

Animal Sanctuary

The owners of an American animal sanctuary have come under fire for killing all 11 of its exotic animals, despite other rescue centres offering to rehome the three tigers, three lions and five bears.

The Lion's Gate Sanctuary in Colorado said it was forced to euthanise its animals last month after it was denied permission to relocate away from a site that had repeatedly flooded.

Co-owners doctor Joan Laub and Peter Winney said in a statement they planned to build a new facility on 45 acres of empty land they owned, but were denied permission by commissioners who bowed to pressure from local residents in an "unfair" hearing.

In a statement the couple said they felt "the Elbert County Commissioners did not take... the plight of our animals seriously... [or] the safety of Elbert County residents seriously".

"As a result, 11 innocent animals paid the price."

Animal Sanctuary

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Firefighters battle a wildfire at Beidaihe National Forest Park in the Greater Khingan mountain range, Inner Mongolia, China, on May 4, 2017.
Photo by Lian Zhen

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Reporter Fired For Using Harassment Hotline

Rupert

A Fox News radio correspondent filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming she was fired for complaining about sex discrimination, after the U.S. television network encouraged employees to report harassment amid a barrage of legal claims.

Jessica Golloher, who covers the Middle East and North Africa for Fox News Radio Network, says in the lawsuit that instead of addressing complaints, Fox is using the harassment hotline "to paint targets on the backs of employees."

In the lawsuit, filed in New York state court, Golloher says that in April she reported sex discrimination to a lawyer at the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which Fox retained last year to conduct an internal probe of harassment complaints.

The next day, Golloher was told she would be laid off in August due to budgetary concerns, the complaint says.

"Terminating an employee within 24 hours of utilizing the 'hotline' ... is yet another indication of (Fox's) lack of oversight and retaliatory animus for those that are brave enough to report unlawful conduct," Golloher's lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, said in a statement.

Rupert

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Quits New Influence Firm

Lewandowski

Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) former campaign manager has resigned from the Washington influence firm he founded just after the election.

Corey Lewandowski (R-Tainted) says he was troubled by recent reports about firm-related projects that he says he had not sanctioned. Other people tied to his Avenue Strategies firm started a firm of their own and had pitched Eastern European clients with promises of access to Trump and high-ranking White House officials. Politico reported on that recently and also reported that Lewandowski's now-former partner, Barry Bennett, had inked a deal without him to lobby on behalf of Citgo.

Lewandowski, who liked to show off the views of the White House from his Washington office window, resigned Thursday, a move first reported by Bloomberg News.

Bennett said he has already shuttered the newer firm, Washington East West Political Strategies, which he said friends of his had launched without his final approval. He added that Avenue Strategies is continuing its work and that without Lewandowski "hopefully we will stop being in the news so much."

While Lewandowski had not registered as a lobbyist, Bennett has.

Lewandowski

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Engagement News

Brzezinski & Scarborough

Joe "What Intern?" Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged, an MSNBC spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News on Thursday.

The engagement of the "Morning Joe" co-hosts was first reported by the New York Post's Page Six.

According to the report, Scarborough popped the question over the weekend during a trip to the south of France and Monaco, where the couple was celebrating Brzezinski's 50th birthday.

Scarborough and Brzezinski's romance reportedly began last year, following Brzezinski's divorce from James Hoffer, her husband of 23 years. Scarborough, a former Florida congressman, has been married twice before, most recently to Susan Waren, a former aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, from whom he split in 2013. (Brzezinski has two children. Scarborough has four.)

Brzezinski & Scarborough

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Anchor Discovered At Caribbean Shipwreck

Christopher Columbus

A centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of Christopher Columbus' ships has been found in the Caribbean.

It was located off the Turks and Caicos Islands and analysis reveals it dates back to the 1500's.

The anchor weighs between 545kg and 680kg, which fits the typical size that would be needed for a Columbus-era ship.

The discovery will be revealed in the third episode of the Discovery Channel documentaries Cooper's Treasure, currently airing in the US.

Christopher Columbus

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