BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 23 June, 2017


23 June, 2017

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from Bruce

Tom Danehy: Tom remains distressed by the nation's cult of ignorance (Tucson Weekly)
I guess Isaac Asimov said it best: "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" Well, it's not and, despite the temporary ditch of stupidity in which we currently find ourselves, it never will be.

Tierney Sneed: After Secretive Senate Process, GOP Will Completely Own TrumpCare (TPM)
If Senate Republicans pass their Obamacare repeal bill, they'll have no one but themselves to blame for the consequences.

Josh Marshall: Today's [June 21] Johnson Hearing Glossed Over One of the FBI's Most Epic Fails (TPM)
As I said above, it's not clear to me that this is more than a mix of incompetence and indifference on the part of the FBI and just an unfortunate chain of events. But it's a critical part of the story, a major ball the FBI dropped - while devoting vast resources to the Clinton email probe - which gave the Russian subversion campaign critical months to do its work before the US government took real cognizance of what was happening.

Jessica Bohon: Deaths of despair are rising in America. They are claiming lives all around me (The Guardian)
Half of my schoolmates are dead, in jail or battling addiction. My town does not have a mental health clinic so, faced with hopelessness, people self-medicate

Suzanne Moore: With the government in paralysis, and fear, anger and grief everywhere, it feels explosive (The Guardian)
There is a growing anxiety in our cities and those feigning strong and stable leadership are anything but. It's up to us to ask how best to take care of each other.

Steven Morris: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy (The Guardian)
Dozens of pupils at Isca academy in Exeter stage uniform protest after school insists they wear trousers despite heatwave.

Melissa Kite: There's no escape from mindfulness (Spectator)
I don't know what it is exactly - no one does - but even my GP tells me I'd benefit from it.

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Trivia Question of the Day

This Oscar-nominated American actor, producer and voice artist was born James Scott Bumgarner. By what name is he better known?


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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday

Who is the gentleman on the cover of TV Guide?

       Walter Cronkite                                                      Source

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 - July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.
He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon.

He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award.

Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the broadcast's date.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   That gentleman is the most trusted newsman of my childhood -- Walter Cronkite.

Randall wrote:
   I believe that's the most trusted man in America,
  Walter Cronkite

  ...and that's the way it is...

Alan J answered:
   Walter Cronkite.

Stephen F said:
   Walter Cronkite

mj replied:
   The most trusted man in America
  Walter Cronkite.

Gene responded:
   Someone whose like we haven't seen in a long time, America's most trusted newsman back in the day, Walter Cronkite. Uncle Walter to some of us. J

Deborah wrote:
   That's the most trusted voice in America: Walter Cronkite
  103° in the shade at 6:30 yesterday afternoon, and we parked next to a car with the windows cracked and a chihuahua in distress inside.Both cars were in the shade. We checked the end store, Subway, and politely asked if anyone had left a dog in a car. A couple owned up immediately ("I've only been in here a few seconds," she said). My husband reminded them of the temperature and added, "It doesn't take long." The guy started to argue and was becoming angry and my husband politely, calmly and persistently repeated his statement. The woman came out and started the car & a/c. The person in the car on the other side of us said the couple had been in the Subway 5 min. It was apparent by their choice of words that couple knew better. Sure, we're interfering busy-bodies who watch out for kids and pets in distress. Somebody needs to advocate for those without a voice.

Adam answered:
   Walter Cronkite

Daniel in The City said:
   "Uncle Walter" Cronkite

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   In his day, he was the most trusted man in America. That is CBS newsman Walter Cronkite.

Michelle replied:
   Uncle Walter!

Dave in Tucson (Where we've been getting Phoenix level temperatures and Phoenix has been getting Yuma's.) said:
   The gentleman gracing that TV Guide cover is none other than the incomparable Walter Cronkite. The original embedded journalist.
  Per Wikpedia: Cronkite was one of eight journalists selected by the United States Army Air Forces to fly bombing raids over Germany in a B-17 Flying Fortress part of group called the Writing 69th, and during a mission fired a machine gun at a German fighter. He also landed in a glider with the 101st Airborne in Operation Market Garden and covered the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he covered the Nuremberg trials and served as the United Press main reporter in Moscow from 1946 to 1948.

  Walter Cronkite on right. The plane is a B-26 instead of a B-17.

Billy in Cypress wrote:
   The image looks like a middle-aged Walter Cronkite, and it is.

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs answered:
   Uncle Walter Cronkite, at one time the most trusted man in America.
  No more sniveling about the heat…just stay cool and ride it out…I wish that Nincompoop Newt Gingrich and the Cheeto he keeps blowing would just go away!

BttbBob   responded:
   Oh, that's Captain Cronkite, a master mariner if ever was one...

  Cap'n Walt's Ketch, 'Wyntje', a Sparkman & Stephens built 48', 24 ton beauty...

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zorch replied:
   Walter Cronkite.

Joe S     said:
   Walter Cronkite. Bad storms, knocked out the Internet tonight. Mild panic, tired.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

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

DJ Useo took the day off.

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles | US news | The Guardian

Millions of mysterious 'sea pickles' swamp US west coast | Environment | The Guardian

Saudi crown prince's ascendancy gives hope of reform - but it may be premature | World news | The Guardian

Diverse casting leads to box office success, study shows | Film | The Guardian

Google Maps adds indigenous lands in Canada after long omission | World news | The Guardian

Misery loves company: why Stephen King remains Hollywood's favorite author | Books | The Guardian

Deaths of despair are rising in America. They are claiming lives all around me | Jessika Bohon | Opinion | The Guardian

Justin Welby asks George Carey to quit over church abuse report | World news | The Guardian

Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction | Environment | The Guardian

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly's graveyard comes back from the dead | Film | The Guardian

Trumpcare tax cuts to nation's 400 wealthiest families is Medicaid blood money

Death panels!!! Death panels!!! DEATH PANELS!!!

Jared Kushner solves government's technology problems by reading his book report

BBC - Travel - How Italian became the language of love

BBC - Culture - The timeless allure of pirates

Moth Eyes Inspire Glare-Resistant Coating For Cellphone Screens : The Two-Way : NPR

Here's the simplest takedown of the Republican scheme to take away health care from millions

Fox News Trump Fluffer Sean Hannity Kicks Off a Crackpot Crusade Against Rachel Maddow

Call TrumpRyanMcConnellCare What it Is: Murder for Hire

Religious Leaders Fiercely Criticize Senate Health Care Bill | HuffPost

Trumpcare is a dangerous gamble. The prognosis isn't good | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

Why a lot of Americans resent the cultured 'New York City elite' | US news | The Guardian

Thanks, Michelle!



Team Coco


Jeffrey Toobin: There's Almost No Chance Trump Will Be Impeached

Because Trump has a Republican Congress behind him, Jeffrey thinks Trump will serve out his four year term.

Jeffrey Toobin On Trump's Tweets & Cable News Diet

Jeffrey is pretty sure spellcheck is available in the White House and thinks the President should take advantage of those resources when he tweets.

Jeffrey Toobin On The Comey Firing & Possible Obstruction of Justice

Jeffrey thinks that if you need to clear an entire room to talk to someone, you're probably doing something wrong...



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Donald Trump Protest Signs - Funny Anti-Trump Signs

Trump Says He Doesn't Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy | HuffPost

Trump attacks wind power in state that gets nearly third of energy from wind | TheHill

Cameraman forced to delete Jared Kushner pics as journalists barred from photographing him in Israel -

International allies struggle to find their footing as Trump steers US away from leadership role -

Sen. Murkowski on health bill: "I am not a lobbyist, so I've seen nothing" - Vox

Daily Reads: Secret Obamacare Repeal Ripe for Insider Trading; Torture and the War on Terror - Then and Now -

Election hackers altered voter rolls: report | TheHill

The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance - Vox

White House press conference no-camera notice is "not reportable," White House says. -

Lobbying Spending Database | OpenSecrets

Watch This Gay Australian Politician Shut Down Her Manterrupting Colleague | HuffPost

The Media Bias Toward "New" News Helped the GOP Hide Its Secret Health Care Plan | New Republic

Here Is The Full Text Of The Republican Healthcare Bill | Zero Hedge

EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board -

The American Empire Is Now Effectively Being Run by Generals | Alternet

Comey wasn't alone: Trump told other intelligence chiefs to say there was no collusion -

Trump has spent $133K on White House furnishings: report | TheHill

CNN: Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Publicly Exonerate His Campaign - Mother Jones

Rick Perry loses his cool when confronted by Sen. Franken on climate science - think

Russian Hacking on Election More Widespread Than Reported |

Why the GOP would pass an objectively bad health care bill. -

Never mind Trump and Russia: GOP still longs to investigate Obama, Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch -

Donald and Ivana Trump's Divorce: The Full Story | Vanity Fair (September, 1990)

Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records | HuffPost

Five things to watch in the Senate health care bill | PolitiFact

EPA staffers, Trump official clashed over new chemical rules - POLITICO

Seth Meyers: G.O.P. Healthcare Scheme Is "the Biggest Scandal in America" | Vanity Fair

Call your senator: Phone numbers for every office of every U.S. senator -

A side-by-side comparison of Obamacare and the GOP's replacement plans - Los Angeles Times

Barack Obama just blasted the Senate health bill as a "massive transfer of wealth" to the rich - Vox

Industry Was Doubly Generous With These 13 GOP Senators Now Drafting Trumpcare | Common Dreams

Bill Cosby to Teach People About Sexual Assault Accusations -



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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Last Night

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Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'MacGyver', followed by a RERUN 'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN 'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 6/5/17) are Kevin Hart, Ali Wentworth, and the War on Drugs.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 4/18/17) are Shania Twain, Tyrese Gibson, and Whitney Cummings.

NBC starts the night with a RERUN 'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Keanu Reeves, Cat Deeley, and Ali Kolbert.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 6/12/17) are Elisabeth Moss, John Mulaney, Brett Eldredge, and Eric Moore.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/25/17) are Sofia Boutella, Potty Mouth, Emily V. Gordon, and Arielle Kebbel.

ABC opens the night with a RERUN 'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 6/12/17) are Diane Keaton, Lonzo & LaVar Ball, and Phoenix.

The CW offers a FRESH 'The Originals', followed by a RERUN 'Riverdale'.

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 'Avatar', followed by the movie 'Ghostbusters'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13-Doomsday
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Smith and Jones
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Shakespeare Code
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-Gridlock
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Daleks In Manhattan-Part 1.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 14-The Icarus Factor
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 21-Peak Performance
 [8:00PM]    300 (2006)
 [10:30PM]    300 (2006)
 [2:03AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder

Bravo has the movie 'National Lampoon's European Vacation', followed by the movie 'National Lampoon's Vacation'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Wedding Crashers'.

FX has the movie 'Interstellar', followed by the movie 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'.

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

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BREAKDOWN
 [12:30PM]    BREAKDOWN
 [5:00PM]    DIE HARD
 [8:00PM]    DIE HARD 2
 [1:30AM]    DIE HARD
 [4:30AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Boobs in Arms
 [4:40AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-The Ghost Talks
 [4:45AM]    DIE HARD 2    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:05AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-More Than Neighbors
 [6:40AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Care and Feeding of Parents
 [7:15AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda
 [7:50AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-You Certainly Are a Big Boy
 [8:25AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda
 [9:00AM]    12 Years a Slave
 [12:00PM]    The Rainmaker
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Happily Ever After
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-By Hooker, by Crook
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Poison Ivy
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Prisoner of Love
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Out of the Half-Light
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Wannabe
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Act of God
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Privileged
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Cruel and Unusual
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Bad Faith
 [12:59AM]    Law & Order-Pride
 [1:58AM]    Gomorrah-The End of the Day
 [2:58AM]    Rectify-Go Ask Roger
 [3:58AM]    Rectify-Pineapples in Paris
 [5:00AM]    Rectify-Physics    (ALL TIMES EDT)

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

 [7:45 AM]      I Could Go On Singing (1963)
 [9:30 AM]      Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
 [11:30 AM]      Flying Down To Rio (1933)
 [1:00 PM]      Top Hat (1935)
 [2:45 PM]      Swing Time (1936)
 [4:45 PM]      Carefree (1938)
 [6:15 PM]      The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
 [8:00 PM]      Rome Adventure (1962)
 [10:15 PM]      Come September (1961)
 [12:15 AM]      Visiting Italy (1951)
 [12:30 AM]      Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)
 [2:45 AM]      Roman Holiday (1953)
 [5:00 AM]      Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Saturday   -  06/24/17

 [7:00 AM]      Man of Aran (1934)
 [8:30 AM]      Storm Over Jamaica (1958)
 [10:30 AM]      After Midnight With Boston Blackie (1943)
 [12:00 PM]      It's A Big Country (1952)
 [1:45 PM]      The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
 [3:30 PM]      Fort Apache (1948)
 [6:00 PM]      Hearts of the West (1975)
 [8:00 PM]      Rear Window (1954)
 [10:15 PM]      The Window (1949)
 [11:45 PM]      Witness To Murder (1954)
 [1:30 AM]      The Skull Murder Mystery (1932)
 [2:00 AM]      Zabriskie Point (1970)
 [4:15 AM]      Weekend (1967)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Indian Sadhus or Hindu holy men perform Yoga to mark the International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Photo by Anupam Nath


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Threw Shade

Kevin Spacey

"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey does not seem to think much of Donald Trump (R-Grifter). Whenever comparisons are made between his character, Frank Underwood, and the real life president, he simply brushes it aside.

When Spacey appeared on The One Show earlier, he was asked if "House of Cards" is still as "compelling" as what's happening in reality, according to Digital Spy. This is Spacey's answer: "We've never felt an obligation to compete with the real world. We believe that we're an alternate universe - we're the alternative reality president, as opposed to the reality television president."

Spacey added that the show might have parallels in real life, but "House of Cards" is always first in everything. In fact, he considers it eerie how some things that happen on the show has unfolded in the world today. "Some time between when we shoot [the season] and then the series drops, one or two or three or five or six things that we adventured in and described and played happen in the real world," he said. "And we always go, 'People are gonna think that we stole it from the headlines,' but actually it's the other way round."

Before Season 5 ended, Spacey's Underwood actually threatened to kill his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), if she does not step up in their political quest.

Showrunners Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson said it's not a threat that should be taken lightly, since Frank does not shy away from murder. "He's done some terrible things. He is capable," Pugliese told The Hollywood Reporter. "There might be a desire in both their parts to be able to do this alone, but I don't know if they're going to be able to do it without each other. Or maybe they will. That's a question for season 6."

Kevin Spacey


Class Of 2018

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday.

Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Lynda Carter.

Jack Black, Anthony Anderson, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige are also part of the Walk of Fame's class of 2018.

So are business magnate Richard Branson and Steve Jones, the former The Sex Pistols member turned radio host.

Hollywood Walk of Fame


In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Snoop Dogg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" at the Writers Guild Theater on in Beverly Hills, Calif. Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday.
Photo by Chris Pizzello


Goes To Russia

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia.

The host of CBS' "The Late Show" is on assignment there for a future broadcast, the network said Thursday.

Colbert, whose steady political wisecracks have been accompanied by a rise in his ratings, wasted no time in taking a dig at Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) over the possibility of tapes involving fired FBI Director James Comey.

"Don't worry, Mr. President. I'm in Russia. If the "tapes" exist, I'll bring you back a copy!" Colbert tweeted.

His message came after Trump said on Twitter that he has no recordings of his private conversations with Comey, despite an earlier suggestion that they might exist.

Stephen Colbert


Coal Company Sues

John Oliver

Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."

Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" coal segment criticized the Trump administration's effort to revive the industry, saying coal jobs have dropped for decades and other energy alternatives are driving the industry's decline.

He ribbed Murray Energy's CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama administration for damaging the coal industry. He said the 77-year-old looked like a "geriatric Dr. Evil" and noted that the company had fought against coal safety regulations.

The Ohio company sued the comedian Wednesday afternoon in circuit court in West Virginia, saying that he tried to embarrass Murray by making fun of his age and appearance and made false statements about a 2007 collapse of a Utah mine, when nine miners died. The company said Oliver ignored information it sent the show that it says showed an earthquake caused the mine's collapse and that the show made no mention of "the efforts Mr. Murray personally made to save the trapped miners."

An HBO spokesman says the show didn't violate Murray Energy's rights or those of Murray. Oliver noted on the show that Murray Energy has a litigious past, and last month sued the New York Times for libel.

John Oliver


Newhead News


Takes Helm Of Han Solo 'Star Wars' Film

Ron Howard

Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the wake of Lord and Miller's exit in the midst of shooting.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said filming will resume July 10. The untitled film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, is about three-quarters of the way through production. It has several weeks of shooting left, along with reshoots.

Howard has shepherded Oscar winners like "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13." But his recent films, including the "Da Vinci Code" sequel "Inferno" and "In the Heart of the Sea," have struggled at the box office. He also has some history with Lucasfilm. He helmed the 1988 fantasy "Willow" and starred in George Lucas' 1973 breakthrough "American Graffiti."

Disney reiterated the film's release date of May 25 next year, suggesting that - at least for now - the "Star Wars" spinoff will be released on schedule. Representatives for the studio declined to comment.

Ron Howard


People perform yoga on International Yoga Day in Chandigarh, India, June 21, 2017.
Photo by Ajay Verma


Announces Retirement From Acting

Daniel Day-Lewis

Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation, has announced he is retiring.

In a statement the 60-year-old star's spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, said he "will no longer be working as an actor," trade magazine Variety reported.

"He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years," Dart said. "This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."

Day-Lewis, a master of method acting known for being extremely selective about his roles, is the only performer to have ever won three best actor Oscars.

He earned a golden statuette for "My Left Foot" (1989), in which he plays writer and artist Christy Brown, who was confined to a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy; a second one for "There Will Be Blood" (2008), in which he plays a fierce oil man; and a third for the lead role in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2013).

Daniel Day-Lewis


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Exodus Continues

Environmental Protection Agency

Several more scientists advising the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been notified their contracts will not be renewed.

In an email forwarded to The Independent, Acting Assistant Director Dr. Robert Kavlock told members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) that EPA administrators feel "the need to reconstitute the" committee and thus none of their contracts will be renewed.

BOSC and subcommittee members are nominated by peers if they have significant scientific experience and have done research in the environmental field; they are not political appointees. They serve as external advisors to EPA staff and provide guidance from their academia, industry, non-profit sector positions to help direct resources.

Once approved, they normally serve two three-year terms, with a maximum of six years. That means all of the current advisors were appointed during one of the previous Obama administrations.

Dr Robert Richardson, a professor at Michigan State and former BOSC subcommittee chair, told The Independent that the EPA's latest actions have "made it political" due to the Trump administration's policies on climate change and the environment.

Environmental Protection Agency


Yoga enthusiasts practice yoga at a wetland park on International Yoga Day, in Zhangye, China, June 21, 2017.


Lose Bid To Dismiss Privacy Case

Anti-Choice Activists

Two anti-abortion activists charged with felony eavesdropping for secretly filming abortion providers in California lost their bid for dismissal of the case on Wednesday, but the judge ordered prosecutors to amend a criminal complaint he deemed too vague.

San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite gave the state attorney general's office until mid-July to file a revised complaint that describes the accusations in greater detail, including specific dates, alleged victims and circumstances.

Hite ruled the identities of alleged victims would remain under court seal and admonished lawyers to keep that information confidential, after the defense team for one defendant, David Daleiden, was found to have posted videos and other identifying material online.

The judge declined to take disciplinary action against Daleiden's lawyers, as urged by prosecutors, and also denied the defense's request to toss out the case.

Daleiden, 28, and Sandra Merritt, 64, appeared in court on Wednesday, but they are not expected to enter a plea until the arraignment on July 17, the deadline set for the amended complaint.

Anti-Choice Activists


Thank You, Alex Jones


An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.

Edgar Maddison Welch's "ill-conceived plot" last year did "actual damage to the lives of real people," a judge said before sentencing him to four years in prison.

Judge Ketanji B. Jackson said she'd never seen a case like Welch's, and she gave him a punishment on the upper end of guidelines, in part to send a message to others. If Welch believed an internet conspiracy theory that children were being harmed at the restaurant, he should have notified law enforcement, not attempted to take the law into his own hands, the judge said during Thursday's hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington.

Jackson said it was "sheer luck" that no one was physically injured when Welch entered Washington's Comet Ping Pong restaurant on Dec. 4 armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and a revolver. He was there just about a month after the election of President Donald Trump to investigate unfounded internet rumors about prominent Democrats harboring child sex slaves at the restaurant.

As diners and staff fled, leaving half-eaten pizza and cups of soda, Welch went through the restaurant. At one point, he fired his AR-15 at a locked closet, but he discovered there were no children being held in the restaurant and surrendered peacefully.



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A Canada special elite forces sniper broke the world record for the longest kill shot in the military history. According to the Globe and Mail, the sniper whose name was withheld, fired from a stunning distance of 3,450 meters. He is a part of the Joint Task Force 2 in the Iraq Civil War.

The target was an ISIS operative and by killing him, the sniper broke the previous record by almost 1000 meters. He stood on a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq and fired. It took the bullet under 10 seconds to hit the target. The report said that the kill was independently verified by video and camera data. An unnamed military source was quoted saying: "Hard data on this. It isn't an opinion. It isn't an approximation. There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the shot was."

The weapon used was a McMillan Tac-50 and the ammunition was Hornady A-MAX.50 (.50 BMG). The windage and curvature of the earth were also factors that had to be considered. "The shot in question actually disrupted an ISIS attack on Iraqi security forces. Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn't have a clue what was happening," another military source said. He also emphasized that the operation fell within the boundaries of a government assist mission.

With this shot, the sniper has broken the previous record of 2,475 meter by Corporal of Horse, Craig Harrison of the United Kingdom who had shot a Taliban gunner in the Afghanistan War. Prior to Harrison, the title was held by another Canadian sniper, Rob Furlong, when he shot and killed an Afghan insurgent carrying an RPK machine gun during Operation Anaconda. Before Furlong, Canadian Master Corporal Arron Perry from the same battalion held the record for a few weeks after he killed an insurgent from a distance of 2,310 meters during the same operation. U.S. Serg. Bryan Kremer has the longest confirmed sniper kill shot by a U.S. soldier in 2004 in Iraq when he shot an insurgent standing at a distance of 2,300 meters.



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Robert Reich

Robert Reich served in the administrations of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and brought some left wing intellectual muscle to the post of Secretary of Labour for Bill Clinton.

Since the election of Donald Trump (R-Crooked), Mr Reich, Professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, has turned his focus to the actions of the President, and concluded the New York tycoon could well be impeached.

In his latest comments, Mr Reich has said he believes Mr Trump has already done enough to warrant impeachment.

"Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton," he wrote on his website.

"The parallel between Nixon and Trump is almost exact. White House tapes revealed Nixon giving instructions to pressure the acting FBI director into halting the Watergate investigation."

He added: "Two weeks after Trump told Comey privately, 'I need loyalty. I expect loyalty', he had another private meeting with Comey in the Oval Office. After shooing out his advisers - all of whom had top security clearance - Trump said to Comey, according to Comey's memo written shortly after the meeting, 'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go'."

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