Tom Danehy: "Tom says Pima County voters are cheap, lack imagination and love reckless driving (and he's probably right)" (Tucson Weekly)
Well, a couple weeks have passed now, so it's probably safe to assume that the few thousand votes that were cast in this year's city and county elections have finally been counted. The humbugs out there love to hate all over the fact that the vote-counting process in these regions is almost criminally slow, but I just look at it as part of Southern Arizona's glorious embrace of the past. People wearing long black coats are still getting shot (for reals) on the streets of Tombstone and, apparently, votes are still being counted the same way they were back in 1881.
12 Background Characters Who Gave Zero F*cks On-Screen (Cracked)
How hard could being an extra in a movie actually be? You show up, film for a few hours standing in the background, eat some bagels and fruit, get $100, then call it day. But that's only one end of the extra spectrum, where barely doing minimal effort is enough to get paid. The other end? Trying so hard you literally are ruining the moviegoers' experience. We asked our readers to go out and find extras whose performances were so poor, you'll never be able to unsee them.
Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 - November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the "Wobblies").] A native Swedish speaker, he learned English during the early 1900s, while working various jobs from New York to San Francisco. Hill, an immigrant worker frequently facing unemployment and underemployment, became a popular songwriter and cartoonist for the radical union. His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave" (in which he created the phrase "pie in the sky"), "The Tramp", "There is Power in a Union", "The Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones-the Union Scab", which express the harsh but combative life of itinerant workers, and call for workers to organize their efforts to improve working conditions.
In 1914, John G. Morrison, a Salt Lake City area grocer and former policeman, and his son were shot and killed by two men. The same evening, Hill arrived at a doctor's office with a gunshot wound, and briefly mentioned a fight over a woman. Yet Hill refused to explain further, even after he was accused of the grocery store murders on the basis of his injury. Hill was convicted of the murders in a controversial trial. Following an unsuccessful appeal, political debates, and international calls for clemency from high-profile figures and workers' organizations, Hill was executed in November 1915. After his death, he was memorialized by several folk songs. His life and death have inspired books and poetry.
Well, I was stumped, so I looked it up: Joe Hill.
I still have no idea. I'll read more about him later. I have an appointment for physical therapy for my cranky hip, which hates everything I do but cooperates when I ride my bike. I need someone to pay me to ride. There's someone out there with more dollars than cents (ahem), I just have to ferret out said person to make this dream come true.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali said:
Joe Hill. Wow, remember labor unions? With that notion of the workforce having a say so in a company's treatment of their employees. Thank you Ronald Reagan for crushing the Air Traffic Controllers. Remember, Greed is good!
Lois Of Oregon answered:
We could use an ARMY of Joe Hills now!
Joe Hill ~ His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave" (in which he created the phrase "pie in the sky".
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'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Michael Caine, Larry Wilmore, Boots, and Vulfpeck.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 10/5/15) are Julianne Moore, John Stamos, and Jack Hanna & animals.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Undateable', followed by a FRESH'Truth Be Told', then a FRESH'Grimm', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Gordon Ramsay, Billie Lourd, Randy Syphax, and Erykah Badu.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 11/11/15) are Adam Levine, Bethenny Frankel, Alessia Cara, and Jeremy Gara.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 9/28/15) are Josh Peck, Cherry Glazerr, and Derek Waters.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Dr. Ken', then a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 11/12/15) are Julia Roberts, Marcus Scribner, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Future.
The CW offers a FRESH'Reign', followed by a FRESH'America's Next Top Model'.
Faux has a FRESH'MasterChef Junior', followed by a FRESH'World's Funniest'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption', followed by the FRESH'Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America', then the FRESH'Shining A Light: A Conservation On Race In America'.
AMC offers the movie '300', followed by the movie 'Conan The Barbarian'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 6
[7:00AM] Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 1
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Mayfair
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 7 - Ep 2 - Pantaleone's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 4 - The Time of Angels
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 5 - Flesh and Stone
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 7 - The Enemy
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 8 - The Price
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 12 - The Royale
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Time Squared
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 14 - The Icarcus Factor
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 15 - Pen Pals
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 16 - Q Who
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 17 - Samaritan Snare
[8:00PM] Watchmen NEW
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 14 - The Icarcus Factor
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 15 - Pen Pals
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 16 - Q Who (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by the FRESH'Vanderpump Rules After Show', then the movie 'Stepmom'.
Comedy Central has 2 hours of 'Broad City', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'Moonbeam City', and 'South Park'.
FX has the movie 'The Croods', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2'.
History has 'Stories From The Road To Freedom', followed by the FRESH'Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In Ameria', and 'American Pickers'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Alison Brie
[6:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Moves In
[6:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
[7:15AM] EVENT HORIZON
[9:30AM] FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
[12:00PM] FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE
[2:00PM] JASON X
[4:00PM] FREDDY VS. JASON
[6:00PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
[8:00PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE
[10:00PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS
[12:15AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER
[2:15AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD
[4:15AM] THE MONKEES-Royal Flush
[4:50AM] THE MONKEES-Monkee See, Monkee Die
[5:25AM] THE MONKEES-Monkee vs. Machine (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Apollo 13
[3:00PM] Law & Order-We Like Mike
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Passion
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Past Imperfect
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Terminal
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Denial
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Navy Blues
[9:01PM] Law & Order-Harvest
[10:02PM] Law & Order-Nullification
[11:03PM] Law & Order-Baby, It's You
[12:04AM] Law & Order-Blood
[1:05AM] The Returned-Morgane
[2:15AM] The Brave One
[4:45AM] Behind the Story With the Paley Center-Scandal
[5:45AM] Backdraft (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Omen', followed by the movie 'Orphan', then a FRESH'Z Nation'.
Abraham Lincoln is best known for abolishing slavery and keeping the United States together through the Civil War, but he also helped the country become the scientific and engineering powerhouse we know today.
For example, Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862, creating a system of land-grant colleges and universities that revolutionized higher education in the United States, notes famed astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.
"Known also as the people's colleges, they were conceived with the idea that they would provide practical knowledge and science in a developing democratic republic," Tyson, the director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York City, writes in an editorial that appeared online in the journal Science.
Notable land-grant institutions include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, the University of Florida, The Ohio State University, the University of Arizona and the schools in the vast University of California system.
A Virginia mayor is facing criticism from "Star Trek" star George Takei after the politician cited the mass detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II in order to deny Syrian refugees the chance to resettle in the United States.
Takei, who was one of 120,000 people of Asian descent put in internment camps in the wake of 1940s-era prejudice, took issue with Roanoke Mayor David A. Bowers' grasp of history.
The TV and stage star pointed out that Bowers was wrong to call those interred as "foreign nationals" since two-thirds were U.S. citizens. Also, he said there was never any proven incident of espionage or sabotage from the Japanese-Americans held.
"There was no threat. We loved America. We were decent, honest, hard-working folks. Tens of thousands of lives were ruined, over nothing," Takei wrote on his Facebook page. Takei's personal story of the camps inspired the Broadway musical "Allegiance," in which he also stars.
Takei was 5 years old when soldiers marched onto his front porch with bayonets in May 1942 and ordered his entire family to leave their Los Angeles home. His school days began with him reciting "The Pledge of Allegiance," but he could see the barbed wire and sentry towers through his schoolroom window.
The Texas Board of Education rejected a measure Wednesday that would require university experts to fact-check the state's textbooks in public schools.
The board rejected the measure 8-7, reaffirming the current fact-checking system that relies on citizen review panels made up of parents, teachers, and other members of the general public.
The measure was likely proposed in response to a complaint last month, when a Houston mother found her child's newly approved geography textbook referred to African slaves shipped to plantations in the United States between the 1500s and 1800s as "workers."
Instead of requesting academic consultation, the board voted unanimously to require that review panels be made up of "at least a majority" of people with "sufficient content expertise and experience," at the discretion of the Texas education commissioner.
In 2014, the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund studied new history books up for review by the state's Board of Education. The group highlighted a number of biased inaccuracies, suggesting segregated schools weren't completely bad and Affirmative Action recipients are un-American.
Barbi Benton seen at Los Angeles World Premiere of New Line Cinema's and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 'Creed' at Regency Village Theater on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Westwood, CA.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau
The University of North Dakota said on Wednesday it will adopt the "Fighting Hawks" as its new nickname after retiring the "Fighting Sioux," which was banned under a national college sports policy that deemed such names and symbols racially offensive.
Voters, including students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, donors and season ticket holders, chose "Fighting Hawks" over "Roughriders" after a third runoff vote conducted from Nov. 12 until midnight on Monday, the university's president, Robert Kelley, said. The Hawks received slightly more than 57 percent of the 27,378 votes cast.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which governs U.S. college sports, in 2005 adopted a policy barring images considered offensive by Native American groups, while allowing schools to use them if the namesake groups approved. The university faced NCAA sanctions, including being barred from hosting athletic championships.
The school sued the NCAA over the policy, but agreed in a 2007 settlement to retire the name and logo if it could not obtain support from two namesake tribes. One tribe approved, but the second never voted.
Two members of the family associated with the Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" reality show have agreed to plead guilty to lying on the application for the yearly oil revenue check given to Alaska residents.
Billy Brown, 62, and his son Joshua Brown, 31, have agreed to repay the state for dividends they received despite failing to meet residency requirements, KTUU-TV reports. They have also agreed to serve two years of probation.
Most Alaska residents receive a yearly payout from earnings off the Alaska Permanent Fund, which was born of the state's early oil wealth and has grown through investments. To qualify for the Permanent Fund Dividend, residents must have lived in the state for one full calendar year.
In separate, signed statements, Billy and Joshua Brown said they left Alaska in October 2009 and did not return until August 2012. Contrary to what was stated on several applications for dividends, they did not have a principle place of residence on Mosman Island in southeast Alaska from 2009 to 2013, each of the statements says.
As part of the deal, Billy and Joshua Brown would have to serve 40 hours each of community service for which they could not be paid - meaning, it could not be filmed as part of a reality show. Billy Brown would be responsible for repaying the state $7,956. Joshua Brown would be required to pay $1,174.
Musical groups Mana and Los Tigres Del Norte hold a sign reading "United Latinos Don't Vote for Racists!" while posing backstage at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada November 19, 2015.
Photo by Steve Marcus
America's use of drones to kill suspected jihadists around the world is driving hatred toward the United States and causing further radicalization, four former airmen have said.
In an open letter to President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and CIA Director John Brennan, the four former drone operators said they were involved in the killing of innocent civilians, and had gone on to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The four are Brandon Bryant, Cian Westmoreland, Stephen Lewis and Michael Haas. Westmoreland was a transmissions expert and the other three controlled powerful sensors on Predator drones.
According to The Guardian, which published interviews with the men on Thursday, the four had 20 years drone operating experience between them.
They told the newspaper that drone operators quickly grow numb to their work and sometimes killed people even if they were unsure whether they were hostile or not.
U.S. health regulators on Thursday cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such approval for an animal whose DNA has been scientifically modified.
Five years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first declared the product, made by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies, to be as safe as conventional farm-raised Atlantic salmon.
AquaBounty's product will not require special labeling because it is nutritionally equivalent to conventional farm-raised Atlantic salmon, the FDA said on Thursday.
AquaBounty developed the salmon by altering its genes so that it would grow faster than farmed salmon, and expects it will take about two more years to reach consumers' plates as it works out distribution. AquaBounty is majority owned by Intrexon Corp, whose shares were up 7.3 percent at $37.55 in afternoon trading.
The approval for the fish, to be sold under the AquAdvantage brand, requires that the salmon be raised only in two designated land-based and contained hatcheries in Canada and Panama, and not in the United States. All of the fish will be female, and reproductively sterile, to prevent inadvertent breeding of the genetically modified fish with wild salmon, FDA officials said.
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early on Thursday, rattling residents out of their beds and shaking the ground across a 100-mile (160-km) radius that included the city of Tulsa and the state of Kansas.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1:42 a.m. CST (0742 GMT) quake's epicenter was 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma.
With a shallow depth of 3.8 miles (6.2 km), it was one of the most-powerful temblors to shake Oklahoma since the strongest one recorded there struck in 2011 with a 5.6 magnitude.
There were no reports of any major damage or injuries, a Cherokee city hall official said. A local emergency management official said bridges did not appear to be damaged in areas around the quake's epicenter.
Still, state's oil and gas regulator, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), moved within hours on Thursday to implement additional curbs on the use of saltwater disposal wells that scientists have linked to a sharp rise in seismic activity in the state.
More Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering it according to a report released on Thursday, at a time when some Republicans, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, have taken a hard line on illegal immigration.
Most Mexicans leaving the United States are doing so voluntarily to reunite with their family or to start one, the report by the Pew Research Center showed.
From 2009 to 2014, more than one million Mexicans and their families left the United States for Mexico, while more than 865,000 entered the United States, Pew said. The figures include unauthorized immigrants.
From fewer than 1 million living in the United States in 1970, the number of Mexican immigrants peaked at 12.8 million by 2007, Pew said. The total declined to 11.7 million last year.
One-year-old Chimpanzee Liwali plays with ice blocks at Taronga Zoo where keepers filled the ice blocks with the chimp's favourite foods in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. With forecast temperatures expected reach above 40 celcius (104 Fahrenheit) zoo keepers placed the large ice blocks around the exhibit for the chimps to find when they came out for breakfast.
Photo by Rick Rycroft
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