Paul Krugman: What's Next for Progressives? (NY Times)
For now, at least, the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears dead. Sabotage by a spiteful Trump administration is still a risk, but there is - gasp! - a bipartisan push to limit the damage, with Democrats who want to preserve recent gains allying with Republicans who fear that the public will blame them for declining coverage and rising premiums.
John Judis: Sanders' Medicare for All is a Step Forward for the Democratic Party (TPM)
… Sanders' and the fifteen co-sponsors' support of Medicare for All - for its potential political pitfalls - is a step forward for a Democratic party that has been mired in thinktank incrementalism (see "a Better Deal") and identity politics. It gives them something to talk about that an average voter and not just a policy wonk can understand.
The Growing Need for a Universal Basic Income
Labor force participation rates, which are the percentage of people in a given country who have any job at all, have been declining since around 2001. So have median incomes. Mean incomes, on the other hand, have increased. This means that while the average person is less likely to work, and likely to earn less money if they do, the total amount of money being earned per person has increased because of gains in income at the top.
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. 6'2" Texas-born actor James E. Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters. Co-stars included veteran actor Joe Sawyerand actor Rand Brooks from Gone with the Wind fame.
Mark. was first, and correct, with:
Rusty and Rin Tin Tin were characters on The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
Alan J answered:
One of several series
In which a homeless boy is raised by men. This particular situation had
Rusty being raised by soldiers in Rin Tin Tin.
Stephen F said:
Rin Tin Tin
Harry M. replied:
Rin Tin Tin
That's Rinny & Rusty from The Adventures o Rin Tin Tin
Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
This was before my time, and I don't recognize the kid. But it's a German
Shepherd, so I'll guess it's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin".
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
That is Rin Tin Tin and his boy Rusty.
David of Moon Valley replied:
why that looks a lot like Rin Tin Tin...sure it does...but then my eyesight ain't the greatest so i could be wrong, too....
That's Rin Tin Tin, if I recall correctly. I don't remember the boy's name - Johnny? Or was that the name of the kid on "The Rifleman"? My brain can't dredge up all the memories of that era.
Very seasonal, comfortable temps yesterday - no a/c needed. I'm looking forward to fall.
Rin Tin Tin
Daniel in The City wrote:
Rin Tin Tin.
John I from Hawai`i says,
"Rin Tin Tin."
Dave in Tucson replied:
Believe that dynamic duo starred as Rusty & Rin Tin Tin on Rin Tin Tin.
Billy in Cypress said:
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, responded:
Yo Rinty! Rin Tin Tin
DJ Useo wrote:
I actually recognized the boy before the dog, at least by a few seconds. Go figure. ( I bet it was his outfit )
Have any of you seen the reboot of "The Gong Show" ? I am actually a fan. I don't always agree with
the "gongs" though. They gonged Meshugga Beach Party!
Predator keeps insisting that his hands are too big for the gloves they hand out when he goes to disaster scenes. It's not that the gloves don't fit his long fingers or that his hand is so big--it's that his hands and fingers are too fat for the gloves to fit! Short, stubby, FAT fingers on short, stubby, FAT hands.
Saw the comment below in some article about Predator and all the madness around him. Just have to say--true dat!
Donald doesn't drink, which is why we all have to pick up the slack.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
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 FRESH'Big Brother', followed by the FRESH'11th Annual ACM Honors'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 8/14/17) are Anthony Scaramucci, Bob Odenkirk, and Liam Gallagher.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 8/10/17) are Jeremy Renner, Aubrey Plaza, Chris O'Dowd, and Russ.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Benedict Cumberbatch, Savannah Guthrie, and Andy Grammer featuring Lunchmoney Lewis.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 9/5/17) are Jake Tapper, Gwendoline Christie, and Gary Clark Jr.
Carson 'The Scab' Daly is pre-empted.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 9/6/17) are Dr. Phil McGraw, Mike Tyson, and Martin Urbano.
The CW offers a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has a RERUN'MasterChef', followed by a RERUN'Beat Shazam'.
MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by a FRESH'Top 30', then an old 'American Ninja Warrior'.
A&E has 'Live PD' and 4 hours of old 'Live PD: Police Patrol'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Da Vinci Code', followed by the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-New Earth
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Tooth and Claw
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-School Reunion
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Girl In The Fireplace
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Rise Of The Cybermen-Part 1.
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Age Of Steel-Part 2.
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Who Mourns for Adonais?
[1:15PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-The Changeling
[2:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Mirror, Mirror
[3:45PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-The Apple
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Doomsday Machine
[6:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Catspaw
[7:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-I, Mudd
[8:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Metamorphosis
[9:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
[10:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Friday's Child
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Who Mourns for Adonais?
[1:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-The Changeling
[2:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Mirror, Mirror
[3:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-The Apple
[4:45AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Doomsday Machine (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 3½ hours of old 'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by the movie 'Step Up'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by the movie 'We're The Millers'.
FX has the movie 'Spy', followed by the movie '22 Jump Street'.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', then the FRESH'Two Degrees: The Point Of No Return'.
[4:45PM] THE DEPARTED
[4:45AM] BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-CatShaPurr
[5:15AM] BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Stay for a Drink
[5:45AM] COMEDY CRIB: THE SHOW (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:20AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Not a Christmas Story
[6:55AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Those Gossipin' Men
[7:25AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Beauty Contest
[7:55AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Alcohol and Old Lace
[8:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy, the Marriage Counselor
[9:05AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Mayberry on Record
[9:40AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy Saves Barney's Morale
[10:15AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and the Gentleman Crook
[10:50AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Cyrano Andy
[11:25AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and Opie, Housekeepers
[12:00PM] Dolores Claiborne
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Self-Defense
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Prince of Darkness
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Point of View
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Consultation
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Right to Counsel
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Who Let the Dogs Out
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Armed Forces
[10:00PM] Law & Order-For Love or Money
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Soldier of Fortune
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Possession
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Myth of Fingerprints
[2:00AM] Law & Order-The Fire This Time
[3:00AM] Top of the Lake: China Girl-Chapters 5 & 6
[5:40AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The New Doctor (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Book Of Eli', followed by the movie 'The Sixth Sense'.
Comedy Central and Trevor Noah have agreed to a contract extension, keeping The Daily Show host/writer/exec producer on board through 2022.
"It's really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong Un annihilates us all - whichever one comes first," joked Noah, who, this past weekend, picked up his first Emmy. His statuette is for Best Short Form Variety Series, for The Daily Show's "Between the Scenes" digital exclusives.
The new pact has Noah also producing and hosting annual The Daily Show year-end specials, beginning this year. "The Daily Show will no longer take for granted that humankind has made it to another December 31st and from here on out will celebrate in annual year-end specials," the program explained this morning.
Comedy Central announced Noah's deal on the eve of debuting new companion program The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper, on September 25.
Yes, Candice Bergen once went on a blind date with Donald Trump, and she says it was "very short."
The Murphy Brown star acknowledged her rendezvous with the future president on an upcoming episode of Harry, explaining that it took place in her college years.
"I was 18," Bergen said. "He was a nice-looking guy, I mean, he was. And I was in college, and it's where he was going to be going to college. … It was like a blind date. He called me in the dorm, and I was bored."
Bergen, who is currently co-starring in the romantic comedy Home Again, told host Harry Connick Jr. that Trump showed up in a "very color-coordinated" ensemble. "He picked me up, he was wearing a burgundy three-piece suit, with burgundy patent leather boots, and he was in a burgundy limousine," she said.
Waving aside Connick's suggestion that they were out all night, Bergen said, "It was a very short dinner."
Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, and former White House spokesman Sean Spicer have been named visiting fellows at Harvard University, the school said Wednesday.
"Broadening the range and depth of opportunity for students to hear from and engage with experts, leaders and policy-shapers is a cornerstone of the Institute of Politics," said Bill Delhunt, acting director of the institute at the Harvard Kennedy School. "We welcome the breadth of thought-provoking viewpoints on race, gender, politics and the media."
Manning, 29, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.
Spicer served as President-for-now Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) first press secretary prevaricator, bursting onto the public stage in January with a scolding rant against reporters, accusing them of lowballing the size of the Inauguration Day crowd. He was frequently parodied on "Saturday Night Live."
A former functionary for the Republican National Committee, Spicer left the White House this summer, amid a shuffling of staff that included the brief tenure of former hedge fund executive Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
The mugshot of Brock Turner, the student who was convicted of sexual assault and served half of a six-month sentence, has appeared in a criminal justice textbook in a reference to "rape".
The former Stanford University student was released from jail a year ago after serving three months. At the time, there was intense criticism of what was considered a lenient sentence, handed to him by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.
Many claimed that Turner was treated in such a way because he attended an elite university. The case was also notable for the powerful victim impact statement read out in court, detailing the impact the January 2015 attack had on her.
It has now been reported that Turner, who was initially indicted for rape but charged and convicted of sexual assault, has appeared in a college textbook - his face next to an entry and a definition of "rape".
The textbook, Introduction to Criminal Justice, second edition, by Callie Marie Rennsion, shows the Stanford swimmer-turned mugshot next to an entry that defines rape.
Russia on Thursday began huge joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank in a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.
Named Zapad-2017 (West-2017), the manoeuvres are scheduled to last until September 20. They are being conducted on the territory of Moscow's closest ally Belarus, in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad and in its frontier Pskov and Leningrad regions.
Russia's defence ministry insisted the manoeuvres were "of a strictly defensive nature and are not directed against any other state or group of countries."
But NATO claims Russia has kept it in the dark and could be massively underreporting the scale of the exercises, which some of the alliance's eastern members say involves more than 100,000 servicemen.
The war games come with tensions between Russia and NATO at their highest since the Cold War due to the Kremlin's meddling in Ukraine and the US-led alliance bolstering its forces in eastern Europe.
Three female former employees of Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions.
Brought on behalf of all women working at Google, the class action suit alleges that the company "systematically" pays women less than men for "substantially similar" work - a violation of California law, which mandates equal pay in that situation.
Women at Google face diminished career prospects compared to their male counterparts, the suit alleges, saying the company has a record of "keeping women in job ladders and levels with lower compensation ceilings and advancement opportunities" while "promoting fewer women and promoting women more slowly" than comparable men.
"I have come forward to correct a pervasive problem of gender bias at Google", Kelly Ellis, a former Google software engineer who is one of the plaintiffs said in a press release. "It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech."
According to the lawsuit, Ms Ellis was consistently paid less than male coworkers with similar backgrounds. It says she was hired at a lower pay level than a male team member who had comparable experience and that, by the time she was promoted to the next rung of the pay scale, "her male counterparts were on their way to even higher levels and compensation for similar work, ensuring that she could never catch up on the gender pay gap".
No longer are planet-destroying extra-terrestrials or billionaire evil geniuses the villains: Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.
In the latest edition of the "Action Comics" series, which has published Superman's adventures since 1938, the "Man of Steel" intervenes to stop an out-of-work factory worker as he is about to kill some immigrants.
Wearing a blue work shirt and red-white-and-blue bandana, the moustachioed cartoon villain embodies all the cliches of the poor blue-collar American.
Gun in hand, he threatens veiled women and rails at Hispanic workers, accusing them of stealing his job.
"You work cheap, don't speak English so you can't talk back or even ask for a penny more. You cost me my job! My livelihood! For that… you pay!" he says, as he opens fire.
Scientists have found the earliest recorded usage of a zero, marking a historical turning point in mathematics and society.
The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University announced the discovery from an ancient Indian mathematical document called the Bakhshali manuscript, which was discovered in the late 1800s in what is now Pakistan but has recently been reanalyzed. The text, which is littered with zeroes, has been dated to between 200 and 400 BCE, placing it about 500 years earlier than the next known use of the mathematical symbol.
"This isn't some sort of theoretical text, it seems to be a practical document that is being used by merchants to do calculations," mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy said in a video from Oxford. Those calculations, which include dots that are supposed to be zeroes, were made on dozens of birch bark leaves. Although previous civilizations had previously identified the concept of nothingness and had symbols to represent that concept, it is different from this text on which someone was performing mathematical calculations with a zero, using a symbol that evolved into its own number and became the doughnut-shaped character we know today.
"This becomes the birth of the concept of zero in its own right," the professor said. It shows the ability of ancient people "to conceive of the void, to conceive of the infinite."
The entire history of the zero's invention is still unclear, but the library notes that what is now clear is that it happened before the ninth century, the time when a zero was made on a temple wall in Gwalior, India. Before the Bakhshali manuscript discovery, experts had thought that temple inscription was the first written proof of the number's existence.
Robertson-Brown said "the seal had a good try at stealing my camera. I was right at the surface, at the end of a great dive, and this particular seal had been interacting with the group for about 15 minutes."
Photo by Frogfish Photography
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