Scott Burns: Changing the Terms of Trade for Work (AssetBuilder)
Henry Ford had two great ideas. One was the creation of the first factory assembly line with a conveyor belt. It cut the time to produce a model T from about a day and a half to an hour and a half. It created a massive productivity change. But Ford had another idea that is less discussed.
Andrew Tobias: "Reform the Primary Process! (But Nevada Not Rigged - Politifact)"
Bernie is terrific. Hillary is terrific. Both have worked a lifetime toward the same goals: a better shake for the middle class and the downtrodden. The primaries have not been rigged to produce three million more votes for one than the other. We should work our little hearts out to elect whichever gets the nomination because, as Bernie so excellently said, on their worst days either one of them is 100 times better than the alternative.
James Ley: EXPERT TEXTPERT (Sydney Review of Books)
Many years ago, back when I was a fresh-faced postgraduate student, I was invited to lunch at the home of my aunt and uncle. It was, I seem to recall, a pleasant spring afternoon. Warm yellow sunlight was falling through the dining-room window across a well-furnished table, where I was seated beside my aunt, who spent much of the meal quizzing me about the thesis I was in the middle of writing on the work of James Joyce.
David Christopher Bell: Why The Best Joker Was The Worst Thing For Superhero Films (Cracked)
Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight is more disconcerting than a cold blood shower with your father. And like Vader and Lecter, The Joker caused a chain reaction of copycats, which has now looped around ouroboros-style to Jared Leto's upcoming portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad. The only problem here? Ledger's Joker has become the go-to blueprint for every goddamn villain out there. And how so?
Nipper (1884-1895) was a dog who served as the model for a painting titled His Master's Voice. This image was the basis for the dog-and-gramophone logo used by several audio recording and associated brands: Victor Talking Machine Company, Gramophone Company,Berliner Gramophone, His Master's Voice, HMV, EMI, RCA, RCA Victor, Victrola, Electrola,Bluebird, Zonophone, JVC and Deutsche Grammophon.
Nipper was born in 1884 in Bristol, England, and died in September 1895. He was a mixed-breed dog and probably part Jack Russell Terrier, although some sources suggest that he was a Smooth Fox Terrier, or "part Bull Terrier". He was named Nipper because he would bite the backs of visitors' legs.
Randall was first and correct with:
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Dale of Diamond Springs, in the Nortcali said:
Nipper was the dog that listened to his master's voice…Bite me! Uh-oh! Here comes Zika!
"Nipper" ~ Francis Barraud painted his brother's dog Nipper listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the winter of 1898. Named "Nipper" for his habit of biting at people's ankles.
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.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'Undercover Boss', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Rashida Jones, Daveed Diggs, Marina Franklin, and the Struts.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 3/14/16) are Amanda Peet, Max Greenfield, and Panic! at the Disco.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Leslie Odom Jr., and Courtney Barnett.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 5/12/16) are Rachel Maddow, Judd Apatow, Joe Pera, and Eric Kretz.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/25/16) are Jason Jones, the Coathangers, and Amy Seimetz.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'500 Questions', followed by a RERUN'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 5/18/16) are Dax Shepard, Katie Nolan, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
The CW offers a RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', followed by another RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by another RERUN'The Simpsons', then a RERUN'Rosewood'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Matrix', followed by the movie 'The Matrix Reloaded'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 10-Inheritance
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 11-Parallels
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 12-The Pegasus
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Descent (Part 2)
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Liaisons
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 3-Interface
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 4-Gambit (Part 1)
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-Gambit (Part 2)
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 6-Phantasms
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 7-Dark Page
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 16-Galaxy's Child
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 17-Night Terrors
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 18-Identity Crisis
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 19-The Nth Degree
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Qpid
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Drumhead
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 17-Night Terrors
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 18-Identity Crisis
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 19-The Nth Degree
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Qpid
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Drumhead
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 16-Galaxy's Child (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'NYC Social', 'Real Housewives of NYC', followed by the movie 'Coyote Ugly'.
FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers'.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.
[6:00AM] MARON-Marc's Roommate
[6:30AM] MARON-The Field Trip
[7:00AM] THE FUGITIVE
[3:30AM] KILLER ELITE (ALL TIMES EDT)
[12:30PM] The Professional
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Bronx Cheer
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Ego
[5:00PM] Law & Order-White Lie
[6:00PM] Law & Order-All My Children
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Brother's Keeper
[8:00PM] Law & Order-School Daze
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Deep Vote
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Armed Forces
[11:00PM] Law & Order-For Love or Money
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Soldier of Fortune
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Possession
[5:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Actors (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Core', followed by a FRESH'Wynonna Earp'.
Tracey Stewart, leeds Lily the horse she is adopting away at the end of a news conference Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Kennett Square, Pa. Doreen Weston, the former owner of the horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey that was portrayed as having been shot by paintballs over 100 times, said Wednesday the animal was used at children's finger-painting parties and was never injured by a paintball gun. Lily was found seemingly abandoned at an auction stable in New Holland, Pa., in March. Police say she was covered in paint and extremely sore to the touch.
Photo by Matt Rourke
R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because Donald Trump (R-Grifter) was set to appear on the episode.
The Oscar-nominated musicians were slated to record their performance Wednesday in Los Angeles for the late-night ABC show. Belly said he canceled because he didn't want to share a stage with Trump and disagrees with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's views and beliefs.
"I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world - from religion to race," Belly said in a statement. "I just didn't want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don't agree with."
The Jimmy Kimmel show had no comment, a representative said. Representatives for The Weeknd didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment.
Angry House conservatives (R-Sanctimonious) voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions surrounding a social issue that is dividing the Republican Party and the nation in this election year.
The 305-112 vote killed a spending bill for energy and water projects, and may imperil GOP efforts to pass any more of the 12 annual appropriations bills for the upcoming budget year, work that is the most basic function of Congress.
Last year, the appropriations process derailed in similar fashion in a fight over the Confederate flag. Both outcomes illustrate that even as Speaker Paul Ryan tries to focus the House on producing a governing agenda and taking care of essential work like funding the government, social issues can sidetrack lawmakers and produce uncomfortable clashes within the GOP.
The implosion Thursday came a day after Democrats added an amendment to the energy and water bill protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination by federal contractors. The amendment, which passed on a 223-195 vote, was aimed at upholding an Obama administration executive order. But Republicans argued it represented an assault on religious liberties, since contractors might be required to make accommodations for gay or transgender people in violation of their own religious beliefs.
A set of the first four editions of William Shakespeare's plays - dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house - sold Wednesday for almost 2.5 million pounds ($3.68 million).
The London sale included a previously unrecorded copy of the First Folio that fetched 1.87 million pounds ($2.75 million), well above its pre-sale estimate of 800,000 pounds to 1.2 million pounds.
The First Folio, published in 1623, collected 36 plays, 18 of which had not previously appeared in print and would otherwise have been lost.
The folio and later editions published in 1632, 1664 and 1685 were sold as individual lots but all bought by a private American collector, who joins a handful of people who own copies of all four early editions of Shakespeare.
Of 750 First Folios that were printed, 233 are recorded as having survived. The one being offered by Christie's is not on the official list.
Women in traditional costumes hold pictures of saints during the eucharistic celebration on the occasion of the feast of Corpus Christi in Appenzell, Switzerland, Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Photo by Gian Ehrenzeller
Bizarrely behaving light particles show that the famous Schrödinger's cat thought experiment, meant to reveal the strange nature of subatomic particles, can get even weirder than physicists thought.
Not only can the quantum cat be alive and dead at the same time - but it can also be in two places at once, new research shows.
"We are showing an analogy to Schrödinger's cat that is made out of an electromagnetic field that is confined in two cavities," said study lead author Chen Wang, a physicist at Yale University. "The interesting thing here is the cat is in two boxes at once."
The findings could have implications for cracking unsolvable mathematicalproblems using quantum computing, which relies on the ability of subatomic particles to be in multiple states at once, Wang said.
The famous paradox was laid out by physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935 to elucidate the notion of quantum superposition, the phenomenon in which tiny subatomic particles can be in multiple states at once.
Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America's president facing deep divisions within the organization's membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks.
On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines.
In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders.
Gates called the move a "difficult decision," but one that has been accepted by "the overwhelming preponderance of sponsoring institutions and volunteer leaders," according to prepared remarks released by the Scouts.
As defense secretary, Gates had overseen the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the military. In his first speech as Scouting president, Gates told BSA leaders that had he been with the organization during the 2013 vote allowing openly gay youth, he would have pushed for gay adults to be included, too. He said he would not revisit that decision during his term, though.
Viacom Inc Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman has asked a Massachusetts court to expedite a legal challenge to his removal from a trust that will determine the entertainment company's future after controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone dies or is deemed incapacitated.
Dauman and longtime board member George Abrams requested a trial date be set for no later than the end of September, according to a court filing dated May 25. The petition also requests that legal discovery begin immediately and said it would require at least one medical examination of Redstone, who turns 93 on Friday.
National Amusements, Sumner Redstone's privately held movie theater chain, owns 80 percent of the voting stock in both Viacom and CBS Corp .
The outcome of the court case - and who ends up with control over the trust and the National Amusements board - will have wide-ranging implications for Viacom and CBS shareholders and could result in changes at the top of both companies, possibly through mergers and acquisitions.
Redstone removed Dauman and Abrams form the seven-person Sumner M. Redstone National Amusements Inc Trust last week as well as the National Amusements board. A lawyer representing Redstone said at the time that the media mogul had concerns about Viacom's performance.
A campsite that offers a serene getaway by a California lake was wrecked after about a thousand fraternity and sorority members left a half-mile-wide swath of trash, empty bottles, tents and coolers after an annual trip.
The National Forest Service said dozens of workers spent five hours cleaning up debris left behind over the weekend on Slaughterhouse Island in Lake Shasta.
Pictures on social media showed some of the mess, including several items branded with University of Oregon logos and a cooler with the Greek letters Lambda Chi Alpha.
The University of Oregon is investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities in addition to Lambda Chi Alpha were responsible for the mess, university spokesman Tobin Klinger said Wednesday.
The investigation won't be easy given the large number of people there and possibility that other schools were involved, Klinger said.
The installation 'Sydney Hidden Stories' at Customs House as part of the Vivid Sydney festival of light in Sydney, Australia, May 26, 2016. Vivid Sydney runs from May 27 through to June 18 and is the largest festival of its kind in the world.
Photo by Dean Lewins
Shanghai's municipal government has released an etiquette guide to visiting Shanghai Disneyland ahead of its June opening, following episodes of boorish behavior exhibited by tourists earlier this month.
The six-point guideline, as reported by Xinhua news agency, appeals to people's common sense and sounds straightforward enough: Visitors are asked to refrain from littering, being too rowdy, vandalizing, cutting the line, trampling on flower beds, and general "uncouth behavior" such as lying down on the grounds and defecating in public.
But the release of an etiquette guide calling for civility became necessary after thousands of visitors descended outside the gates to get a sneak peek at the $5.5 billion park and left a trail of garbage in their wake.
Shanghai Disneyland is Disney's fourth theme park outside the US, after Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and features a spate of highly anticipated attractions including a "TRON" thrill ride, a "Pirates of the Caribbean" zone, and the Enchanted Storybook Castle, the biggest Disney castle in the world.
Klipspringer antelopes native to eastern and southern Africa explore their new enclosure during a sneak peek of the new African Grasslands exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, May 26, 2016, one day before the exhibit opens in it's entirety to the public.
Photo by Nati Harnik
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