BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 9 June, 2017

Friday

9 June, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[126 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Dan Alexander: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business (Forbes)
We get to use our assets 100% free of charge," [Eric] Trump tells Forbes. That's not the case. In reviewing filings from the Eric Trump Foundation and other charities, it's clear that the course wasn't free--that the Trump Organization received payments for its use, part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization. Golf charity experts say the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a one-day golf tournament.


Sarah Kliff: Nevada's legislature just passed a radical plan to let anybody sign up for Medicaid (Vox)
Nevada, with little fanfare or notice, is inching toward a massive health insurance expansion - one that would give the state's 2.8 million residents access to a public health insurance option. The Nevada legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow anyone to buy into Medicaid, the public program that covers low-income Americans. It would be the first state to open the government-run program to all residents, regardless of


Alexia Campbell: Kansas Republicans end the state's failed tax reform experiment (Vox)
While the new Kansas law doesn't roll back all the elements of the tax plan, it eliminates most of them, including the most controversial one: the zero tax rate for owner-operated businesses. The change was intended to spur business investment and expansion, but instead, it created massive tax avoidance , according to researchers.


Tom Danehy: So many questions, so few answers (Tucson Weekly)
What if you personally witnessed him [President Trump] committing a heinous crime (or even treason)? "Well, I'm sure that he'd have a good reason for having done so."


Bob Grimm: Girl Power (Tucson Weekly)
The DCU gets the blast of fun it sorely needed with Wonder Woman, a film that gets it right on almost every front and features a performance from Gal Gadot that makes it seem the role was her birthright.


"POV Full Run - WORLD'S LARGEST PARKOUR COURSE (China Skyladder Comp)" (YouTube)
My name is Calen Chan, and this is a FULL POV RUN of the Skyladder Parkour course at Tianman Mountain in China! I had the wonderful opportunity to come and play here at this beautiful location called Heaven's Gate. It has an average incline of 45 degrees, and is 999 steps long (about 3 football fields)!


Bill Wyman: All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best (Vulture)
We had to count them all.


Media Faces at White House Press Briefings



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Presenting

Michael Egan





Editorial and Political Cartoons



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Trivia Question of the Day


Ooooh Rob, this American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer, and producer has received 5 Primetime Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy and was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in 1995. He's also a 'Disney Legend'. What is his name?

                                  



Send your answer to Marty








Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday


What is the name of this man, sometimes referred to as the 'Godfather of Fitness'?


       Jack LaLanne                                                      Source


Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 - January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutrition expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes referred to as the "Godfather of Fitness" and the "First Fitness Superhero". He described himself as being a "sugarholic" and a "junk food junkie" until he was age 15. He also had behavioral problems, but "turned his life around" after listening to a public lecture about the benefits of good nutrition by health food pioneer Paul Bragg. During his career, he came to believe that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, and referred to physical culture and nutrition as "the salvation of America".        Source






Randall was first and correct with:
   Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne





Gene wrote:
   Jack LaLanne. Low production values on his show, cheesy organ etc. But Jack was way serious about getting his viewers in shape and keeping them in shape. (I say round or pear is a shape.)



Mark. said:
   I remember Jack LaLanne from his TV show back in the 50s, and I remember seeing him once being interviewed and how surprised I was to discover that he was very short.



Alan J answered:
   Jack LaLanne.



Stephen F responded:
   Jack LaLanne



mj replied:
   My mom loved him
  Jack LaLanne.




Deborah wrote:
   Oh, that's Jack LaLanne. My mom watched him when I was young. I liked that he didn't have a bag of excuses as to why people didn't exercise.
  Woke to rain pattering gently on the patio cover. It's cool and smells really great. A welcome break from relentless sun and heat.




Harry M. said:
   Jack LaLanne



Adam answered:
   Jack LaLanne



Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Jack LaLanne



Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
   That's Jack LaLanne. I remember him being on the TV when I was pre-school age, and my mother was cleaning the house. She never did the exercises, he was just on while she cleaned the house.



John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Jack Lalane."



Daniel in The City wrote:
   Jack LaLanne



Dave in Tucson said:
   The "Godfather of Fitness" was "Don" Jack LaLanne



Billy in Cypress responded:
   Jack LaLanne



Dale of Diamond Springs, Rainy Norcali answered:
   Jack Lallane, one of those Bay Area fixtures of my youth. I remember that he lived on a houseboat on the Oakland Estuary, by the Fruitvale Bridge in Oakland when I was around eight or nine years old. We used to drive by and say "Look its Jack Lallane's houseboat".



zorch replied:
   Jack LaLanne.



BttbBob   wrote:
   Oh, that's...



  I remember seeing him on TV when I was a kid and thinking, "What's that all about? That looks like work! Besides, I got better fun stuff to do like running around in the woods and fields behind my house, climbing trees, catching turtles and frogs in the marsh, playing baseball, goin' fishin', and all..."

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  But, now that I'm a person of a certain age (I like that expression - so polite), I understand better where Ol' Jack was comin' from... So, I wear a Fitbit and walk on a treadmill, or ride a bike, and do the other machines within my limitations, and try hard to eat healthy stuff, and so on and so on...

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  And I'm part of the VA's www.move.va.gov/ program and have a dietician, kinesiologist, and clinical pharmacist keepin' close tabs on me... and they take their jobs very seriously, I'm tellin' ya. Ol' Jack would highly approve of those three young ladies. They are gettin' this Ol' Vet healthier, in spite of himself... I highly recommend it to any Vets enrolled in the VA Healthcare System...

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  June 9 Birthdays - Celebrities Born June 9 | Famous Birthdays




Joe S     said:
   That's Jack LaLanne, best known for selling juicers on TV. I used to get sick of his ads. Never met him. That's all I got, no YouTube.



David of Moon Valley took the day off.
  



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



Sally has retired.
  



MAM     In memory.



  





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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


Gianforte gives $50,000 to press group as charges loom after assault of Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian



In Utah, federal land opponent reverses stance on drilling near Zion national park | Environment | The Guardian



Kansas abandons massive tax cuts that provided model for Trump's plan | US news | The Guardian



The Sopranos: 10 years since it finished, it's still the most masterful show ever | Television & radio | The Guard



Fox News host tears into Trump: News media is not your problem - 'it's you' - SFGate



Revisit the 1967 Monterey International Pop with these historic photos - SFGate



Chris Hayes hits the nail on the head. Russia scandal could get Trumpcare passed



You Probably Missed It: Saudi Arabia Now Has Full Control of America's Largest Oil Refinery



Have Medicare? Yeah, Trumpcare will screw you, too



BBC - Culture - The Mummy is 'barely a film at all'



Tom Cruise's The Mummy gets some grim reviews - BBC News



10 dramatic new questions raised by Comey's tell-all - CNNPolitics.com



One-In-Seven U.S. Babies Born in 2015 Were Multiethnic or Multiracial - NBC News



Comey's testimony shows: the impeachment machine is warming up | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian



Ancient Aztec temple and ball court unearthed in heart of Mexico City | World news | The Guardian



Americans 'under siege' from climate disinformation - former Nasa chief scientist | Science | The Guardian



Arizona (yes, Arizona) joins the battle in defending its confederate monuments from removal



One of America's leading GOP voter-suppression crusaders is running to become governor of Kansas



Climate deal pull-out may speed up damage to Trump property



This Is What Happens When Women Get Elected | HuffPost



Earn minimum wage in the US? You can afford to live in exactly 12 counties | US news | The Guardian



Thanks, Michelle!


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Reader Comment

Current Events


They may be preventing Stain from tweeting, but they forgot to put Stain Junior in a time out--are these his thoughts or is he tweeting what daddy wants said?

Donald Trump Jr. Went on Tweet Storm as Comey Testified | NBC4 Washington





The contrast of the stonewalling today is quite the contrast with what will probably be the case as Comey testifies.




Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.


Thanks, Linda!



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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp


Are the Feds Treating the White House Like a Mob House? - the daily beast.com



Ryan defends Trump on Comey: 'The president's new at this' - POLITICO



Paul Ryan defends Trump: 'He's new at government' and doesn't know not to obstruct justice - thinkprogress.org



Donald Trump's presidency is an American crisis - Vox



Nicole Wallace shreds Trump Jr: 'A guy who kills baby elephants for kicks' can't bash Comey's character - rawstory.com



White House considering Cindy McCain for State Dept. job: report | TheHill



Trump's advisers say they can't stop him from watching too much television - Vox



Ryan denies GOP would try to impeach Dem accused of same actions as Trump | TheHill



Georgia Republican candidate: "I do not support a livable wage" - Vox



Sarah Sanders: 'The president is not a liar' - POLITICO



Longtime observers say Trump's behavior with Comey fits lifelong pattern - POLITICO



Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton and the true cause of Donald Trump's legitimacy crisis - his own actions - Salon.com



Sessions allies say he will weather Trump's wrath | TheHill



An Apology Expert Analyzed Greg Gianforte's Letter To Ben Jacobs | HuffPost



Trump celebrates coal mine opening in Pennsylvania | TheHill



The most important Comey takeaway is that congressional Republicans don't care - Vox



While Everyone Was Obsessing Over Comey, Republicans Passed a Bill to Kill Dodd-Frank | Vanity Fair



Bill Cosby's Insanely Fucked-Up Ideas About Consent And What Sex Is Are Read To Jurors - jezebel.com



Comey says Pence was aware of Flynn problems as early as the transition, which means Pence lied - dailykos.com





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Haiku of the Day



This also is I

existing beside my house

once transmogrified


(with thanks to Calvin and Hobbs)


BadtotheboneBob




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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


FIREWORKS ON THE HILL!

"IS THE US GOVERNMENT IN THE HANDS OF A DECEITFUL AND DEVIOUS MAN?"

THE POISON PILL PUSHERS!

GLASS-STEAGALL FOR REAL.

CONSERVATIVES WILL DESTROY THE WORLD.

HIGHER YIELDS. LESS POLLUTION.

CRASH AND BURN YOU S.O.B.!






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music




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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Not a lot of sun again today.



Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'MacGyver', followed by a RERUN 'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN 'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Jim Gaffigan, Anna Chlumsky, and Louie Anderson.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 4/5/17) are Demi Lovato, Charlie Hunnam, and Rupert Friend.



NBC starts the night with a RERUN 'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Kate McKinnon, John Cena, and Mac DeMarco.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 5/18/17) are Jeffrey Tambor, Debra Messing, Michael Barbaro, and Mark Guiliana.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/28/17) are Abigail Spencer, Partybaby, and Asia Kate Dillon.



ABC fills the night with LIVE '2017 NBA Finals', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old '20/20'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Mandy Moore, Jerrod Carmichael, and Bebe Rexha featuring Lil Wayne.



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



Faux has a RERUN 'MasterChef', followed by a RERUN 'Lucifer'.



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 'Saving Private Ryan'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 12-Closing Time
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 13-The Wedding of River Song
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Part 2.
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Asylum of the Daleks
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 3-A Town Called Mercy
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Angel One
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-11001001
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Home Soil
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Coming of Age
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Heart of Glory
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Arsenal of Freedom
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Symbiosis
 [9:00PM]    APOCALYPTO (2006)
 [12:00AM]    APOCALYPTO (2006)
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Angel One
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-11001001
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Bravo has the movie 'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous', followed by the movie ,b>'Miss Congeniality'.



Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Big Daddy'.



FX has the movie 'Star Trek Into Darkness', followed by the movie 'World War Z'.



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



IFC  -   
 [6:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ty Burrell
 [7:00AM]    ROGUE
 [9:00AM]    BREAKDOWN
 [11:00AM]    EASTERN PROMISES
 [1:15PM]    ROGUE
 [3:15PM]    BRUCE ALMIGHTY
 [5:30PM]    KICK-ASS
 [8:00PM]    DREDD
 [10:00PM]    PREDATOR
 [12:30AM]    PREDATOR 2
 [3:00AM]    DREDD
 [5:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-Fred's Cell Phone Company
 [5:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-Portland Secedes    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Chuckles Bites the Dust
 [6:30AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Mary's Delinquent
 [7:05AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Ted's Wedding
 [7:40AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Lou Douses an Old Flame
 [8:15AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Mary Richards Falls in Love
 [8:50AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Ted's Tax Refund
 [9:25AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home
 [10:00AM]    You've Got Mail
 [12:30PM]    Silver Linings Playbook
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Born Bad
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-The Pursuit of Happiness
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Golden Years
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Censure
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Kids
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Girl Most Likely
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Equal Rights
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Slaughter
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Dazzled
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Foul Play
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Attorney Client
 [2:00AM]    Gomorrah-The Soldier
 [3:00AM]    Graveyard Shift
 [5:00AM]    Midnight Express    (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'Maleficient', followed by a FRESH 'Dark Matter', then a FRESH 'Wynonna Earp'.



TCM:
 [7:45 AM]      Summer Stock (1950)
 [9:45 AM]      The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
 [11:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #30 (1955)
 [12:00 PM]      The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
 [1:30 PM]      Fog Over Frisco (1934)
 [3:00 PM]      The Thin Man (1934)
 [4:45 PM]      Bringing Up Baby (1938)
 [6:30 PM]      Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
 [8:00 PM]      Royal Wedding (1951)
 [9:45 PM]      Looking at London (1946)
 [9:45 PM]      Seeing Spain (1953)
 [9:45 PM]      Paris on Parade (1938)
 [10:30 PM]      The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
 [12:30 AM]      Rich, Young And Pretty (1951)
 [2:15 AM]      To Paris With Love (1955)
 [3:45 AM]      Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
 [5:30 AM]      Cours du soir (1967)     [AKA: 'Evening Classes']    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Saturday   -  06/10/17

TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Doctor X (1932)
 [7:30 AM]      Invisible Invaders (1959)
 [9:00 AM]      Black Beauty (1946)
 [10:30 AM]      Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
 [11:45 AM]      Strike Up the Band (1940)
 [2:00 PM]      The Pirate (1948)
 [4:00 PM]      A Man for All Seasons (1966)
 [6:15 PM]      The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
 [8:00 PM]      The Lost Weekend (1945)
 [10:00 PM]      Lydia (1941)
 [12:00 AM]      Ivanhoe (1952)
 [2:00 AM]      Portrait of Jason (1967)
 [4:00 AM]      The Connection (1962)     (ALL TIMES EDT)




Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from July 23, 1976) - Flip Wilson, Pat Boone, Tom Dreesen, and Dr. Lenson Smith.

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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A sign welcomes people into South 4th Bar to watch former FBI director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence committee in Brooklyn, New York, June 8, 2017.
Photo by Yahaira Jacquez

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Sells For $848K

Diamond Ring

A diamond ring purchased for ?10 ($13) has sold for 656,750 ($847,667) -- roughly double its initial estimated value of 250,000 ($325,000) to 350,000 ($456,000) -- at the Sotheby's Fine Jewels auction in London last night.

The 26-carat ring was first purchased in the 1980s by an anonymous seller, who bought the jewel at a car boot sale, under the assumption that it was a piece of costume jewelry.

The startling realization of the ring's true value came decades later, when the wearer chose to have the ring appraised by a local jeweler. The ring was later identified as a cushion-shaped diamond set in a 19th century mount.

The ring first made headlines in May when Sotheby's revealed its estimated value of 250,000 ($325,000) to 350,000 ($456,000) -- already a far cry above its initial purchase price.

Diamond Ring

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People wait in line to get in to watch Former FBI Director James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill at Shaw's Bar in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017.
Photo by Tasos Katopodis

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99-Million-Year-Uld Bird Fossil

Preserved In Amber

We might just be one step closer to a real life Jurassic Park scenario.

A three-inch fossil of a 99-million-year-old baby bird was found in an amber mine in Myanmar.

The hatchling is the most complete bird preserved in amber that has ever been found from the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Gondwana Research. The fossil includes most of the skull and neck, part of a wing and hind leg, and soft tail tissue.

Scientists were able to collect data from bone and tissue samples taken from its skull, neck, feet, and wing, and they determined that the hatching was a member of the avian group, Enantiornithes.

Researchers determined that the baby bird was newly hatched by examining its plumage. It was no more than a few weeks old before it was trapped in the sticky amber and preserved for millions of years, they found.

Preserved In Amber

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Ancient Aztec Temple Found

Mexico City

A giant temple to the Aztec god of the wind and a court where the Aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of Mexico City.

Archaeologists unveiled the rare finds Wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl and nearby ball court.

Records indicate that Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes first watched the ritual Aztec ball game at the court in 1528, invited by the last Aztec emperor, Montezuma -- the man whose empire he went on to conquer.

Historians believe the game involved players using their hips to keep a ball in play -- as well as ritual human sacrifices.

Archaeologists uncovered 32 sets of human neck bones at the site, which they said were likely the remains of people who were decapitated as part of the ritual.

Mexico City

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A menu showing items being served as people watch Former FBI Director James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill at Shaw's Bar in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017. Several hundred people lined up very early this morning to get a seat to watch the testimony and enjoy refreshments such as 'FBI Breakfast' and 'The Covfefe Coffee'.
Photo by Tasos Katopodis

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Madrid Latest City To Call Out Practice

Manspreading

Madrid is banning manspreading.

The Spanish capital has become the latest city to launch a public awareness campaign asking male riders to keep their legs to themselves when sitting on the subway.

Not sure exactly what manspreading entails? In 2015, the word was officially added to the Oxford Dictionaries and is defined as: "The practice whereby a man, especially one traveling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide part, in such way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats."

Following the lead of New York City, transit officials in Madrid have also boarded the offensive, posting signs on public transport this week asking gentlemen riders to be respectful of others and refrain from taking up more than one seat unnecessarily.

What started as a shaming campaign on social media in New York a few years ago became adopted as an official public service reminder on the city's public transit system in 2014, with signage that read, "Dude...stop the spread please. It's a space issue."

Manspreading

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Digby's Hullabaloo


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Man With An Opinion

Robert Reich

A former US cabinet member has said he fears Donald Trump (R-Crooked) is "losing his mind" and argues it is time to consider his removal from office.

Robert Reich, the author and chancellor's professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkley, is the former Labor Secretary to President Bill Clinton. He argues that it is "now time to seriously consider the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for removal of a president who is 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office'."

Section four of the 25th Amendment allows Congress to form a body that can evaluate whether the president is fit for office, and remove him without impeaching him.

"I fear the man is losing his mind," Mr Reich wrote. "Today Trump attacked Democrats (whom he called 'Obstructionists!'), the Mayor of London (whom he derided as 'pathetic'), and the judicial system (which he termed 'slow and political!')."

"We know he's a sociopath, but he seems to be growing worse," Mr Reich said, citing a source close to Mr Trump, who claimed to CNN that the president "now lives within himself, which is a dangerous place for Donald Trump to be".

Robert Reich

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Patrons at Mac's Club Deuce watch testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee, June 8, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Photo by Lynne Sladky

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Banned From Pride Parade

'Gays For Trump'

A gay, pro-Donald Trump (R-Homophobe) group in North Carolina might take legal action after they were denied participation May 16 to attend the "Charlotte Pride" festival and parade, which takes place Aug. 26-27.

The organization reserves the right to refuse applications from groups that "do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization," WJZY reported on Wednesday.

"I am very proud of my country, proud of my president and was once proud of my community," said Brian Talbert, a member of "Gays for Trump." "I will vote for Donald Trump again. I'm proud of my president. I don't think I should be vilified because I'm proud of a U.S. president as an American."

Talbert is planning to file a lawsuit against Charlotte Pride on the grounds of discrimination. He created a GoFundMe page on Tuesday to raise money for lawyer's fees. Since it was created, the page has raised $3,115.

'Gays For Trump'

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Lying Creep Wants Judge Disqualified

Daleiden

The leader of an anti-abortion group who is being sued wants to disqualify a U.S. judge who barred him from releasing videos recorded at meetings of an association of abortion providers.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick has a longstanding relationship with an organization that partners with Planned Parenthood, attorneys for David Daleiden, a leader of the Center for Medical Progress, said in a court filing late Wednesday. The attorneys also said the judge's wife "liked" Facebook posts critical of Daleiden.

They asked Orrick to recuse himself from a lawsuit that the National Abortion Federation filed against Daleiden. The judge has blocked the Center for Medical Progress from releasing videos made at the federation's meetings and airing the names of its members.

The judge said last month that he will consider holding Daleiden in contempt of court after links to videos that were barred from release appeared on the website of Daleiden's attorneys.

Daleiden is also facing felony charges of recording people without their permission in violation of California law. The Center for Medical Progress has released several secretly recorded videos that it says show Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal tissue for profit, which is illegal.

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The crowd gathered at The Partisan bar Comey watch party in Washington watch as former FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify during the Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on June 8, 2017.
Photo by Bill Clark

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Appeals Court Expresses Concern

Mississippi

Judges on a federal appeals court said Wednesday that they were concerned a Mississippi woman had been jailed for 96 days without seeing a judge or having a chance to make bail.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Houston in the case of Jessica Jauch, who is appealing a lower court's decision to throw out a lawsuit she had filed against Choctaw County and the local sheriff over her incarceration.

Jauch, 34, was jailed after being indicted for selling drugs, even though a police video showed she committed no crime. She wasn't cleared until she finally got a lawyer who persuaded a prosecutor to watch the video and drop the charge. Jauch was arrested in April 2012, but wasn't arraigned and brought before a judge until July 2012, when she was finally given a bond.

Victor Fleitas, Jauch's attorney, told the judges his client's lengthy detention without being allowed to see a judge violated her fundamental liberties, including the right to due process.

Every sheriff's office knows if they arrest somebody, "that person must be taken before a court," Fleitas said. "You may not unilaterally decide to hold them in your lock up for an indefinite time."

Mississippi

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Confederate Sub

H.L. Hunley

For years, two scientists have been painstakingly cleaning a century and a half of sand, sediment and corrosion from the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.

They drain the 75,000-gallon tank of water and chemicals three times a week for several hours at the Confederate sub's home in North Charleston, and then go to work in full protective gear, bent around nooks and crannies, gingerly chipping the crud off the H.L. Hunley, all for moments like this, when they can show the world something new.

The most recent discovery, made public Wednesday, involves how the sub moved through the water.

Hidden underneath the rock-hard stuff scientists call "concretion" was a sophisticated set of gears and teeth on the crank in the water tube that ran the length of the 40-foot sub. These gears enabled the crew rotating the crank to propel the sub faster by moving water more quickly through the tube, conservator and collections manager Johanna Rivera-Diaz said.

The biggest surprise for Rivera-Diaz? Discovering that some of the men wrapped the crank handle in thin metal tubes covered with cloth to try to prevent blisters.

H.L. Hunley

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