BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 25 November, 2016


25 November, 2016

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Timothy B. Lee: The election probably wasn't hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case. (Vox)
Earlier this year, US intelligence agencies blamed the Russian government for leaking emails stolen from senior Democrats in an attempt to influence the US election. We also know that someone - likely the Russian government - tried to hack voting infrastructure in Ukraine to change the outcome of the election there.

2016 National Popular Vote Tracker (Political Report)
Hillary Clinton leads the popular vote by more than 2 million votes.

John Swaine: Jill Stein raises over $2m to request US election recounts in battleground states (The Guardian)
Green party presidential candidate seeks donations to fund efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over 'compelling evidence of voting anomalies.'

Tom Danehy: There's a chance Trump might be OK, but Tom tells us we should probably count on the fact his hair will never grow back (Tucson Weekly)
Unemployment is half what it was when Barack Obama first took office. The stock market is up 150 percent. Gas is under $2 a gallon, more Mexican citizens are leaving the U.S. than are entering it illegally, the housing market is coming back, and wages are rising. And yet a whole lot of old white people think we're heading in the wrong direction. Idiots.

Barbara Kingsolver: Trump changed everything. Now everything counts (The Guardian)
Millions of Americans are starting to grasp that we can't politely stand by watching lives and liberties get slashed beyond repair. What are you going to do?

Jonathan Jones: Norman Rockwell's Statue of Liberty can point Trump towards decency (The Guardian)
Rockwell's painting was positioned behind Donald Trump's head as he met Obama in the White House. But this isn't trolling - it's a reminder to Trump that America is the land of the free.

Suzanne Moore: Don't fall for the new hopelessness. We still have the power to bring change (The Guardian)
The left's response to Trump and Brexit feels like a surrender to the cycle of history. But nothing is a foregone conclusion.

Michael Dirda: The man who brought humanist values - and 'Civilisation' - to a mass market(Washington Post)
In 1969 the BBC aired a 13-part documentary entitled "Civilisation: A Personal View."

Max Nelson: THE INTRUSION ARTIST (Public Books)
By the late '50s, when he was already widely considered one of France's finest filmmakers, Robert Bresson would confess in interviews that he hardly ever went to the movies. There was something about how people behaved in front of the camera that repelled him and that he had lost the power to block out.

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Who was the most recent man to walk on the moon?


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Throwback Thanksgiving Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday

Because the dump was closed up on Thanksgiving, who ended up on the Group W bench?

       Arlo Guthrie                                                      Source

"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is a record by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, released as the title track to his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant. It is notable as a satirical, first-person account of 1960s counterculture, in addition to being a hit song in its own right and an inspiration for the 1969 film, also named Alice's Restaurant. The song is one of Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army-burn women, kids, houses and villages-after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.        Source

Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording - YouTube

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Because the dump was closed on Thanksgiving Arlo and his friend ended up on the Group W bench, but that's just the beginning of Alice's Restaurant Massacree.

Alan J answered:
   Arlo Guthrie.

Randall wrote:
   Arlo Guthrie

mj responded:
   The guy stuck in with
  The mother killers and father rapers was Arlo Guthrie, litterer and causer of a public disturbance.

gene replied:
   Arlo Guthrie as told in the song, Alice's Restaurant Massacree. In my city, in a public area downtown in the skywalks, there is a Group W bench. I think the owner of the nearby hotel was a Guthrie fan.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Arlo Guthrie from Alice's Restaurant

Deborah said:
   That would be Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant," where you can get anything you want.
  How about that Jill Stein raising $2.5 to challenge the results in 3 states? Will the truth ever be revealed? Will it set us free?
  Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Adam answered:
   Crazy people such as mother rapers and father stabbers. And father rapers and mother stabbers.

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Arlo Guthrie."

Michelle replied:
   Arlo Guthrie

Dave in Tucson responded:
   It was mother rapers...father stabbers....father rapers who ended up with Arlo on the Group W bench.
  Happy Thanksgiving Marty. Hope yours is a nice one!

DJ Useo wrote:
   Sure'n it's Arlo Guthrie. A swell bloke who once gave me his autygraph. I dig his music.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

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Belief in Santa could affect parent-child relationships, warns study | Science | The Guardian

Nicaragua canal: in a sleepy Pacific port, something stirs | World news | The Guardian

Under Donald Trump, the US will no longer be the beacon of the free world | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

Is the cheeky Hipster Nativity Set blasphemous? - SFGate

Trump Christmas Ornament On Amazon! Reviews Are Coming In & It's Pure Comic Gold.

The Times' Charles Blow Tells Donald Trump To F*ck Off, In No Uncertain Terms.

Fake news site authors make a fortune off the gullibility of their pro-Trump readers

Coming To Terms With 'Beauty And The Beast' And The Imperfect Feminism Of Disney | The Huffington Post

'Moana' another Disney feast for the eyes and ears -

Conservative Activists Call for Holiday Boycott of Target - NBC News

Arizona Democrat: 'We have a duty to treat Trump like the threat he is'
     This man is a gem; watch this space.

Potential Recount of MI, PA and WI could change everything.

Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them : The Salt : NPR

"I Fight Back." Jonathan Kozol's Plan to Stop Bigotry in Trump's America | Mother Jones

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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Elton John Is Not Playing Trump's Inauguration -- Vulture

29 Internet Philosophers Who Will Rip A Hole In Your Mind

White Nationalists Salute the President-Elect: "Hail Trump!" - The Atlantic

Donald Trump's presidency as branding venture: The scam goes even deeper than we thought -

Struggling White Voters Who Helped Elect Trump Are Headed for Some Serious Pain | The Nation

Donald Trump Drags Media Into His Parallel, Paranoid Universe - The Daily Beast

Breitbart news site blocked by ad exchange - BBC News

The Times' Charles Blow Tells Donald Trump To F*ck Off, In No Uncertain Terms.

Trump Cabinet: 'King of bankruptcy' would be complicated choice for Commerce - POLITICO

Trump's Space Adviser Wants To Toss NASA's Climate Research Funding | The Huffington Post

Sexist Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems, Study Finds | The Huffington Post

Taking on Trump: Lessons from the Reagan Years -

Man Who Called Hillary Clinton a 'C*nt' Up for Cabinet Job

Accomplices or antagonists: how the media handled the Trump phenomenon | US news | The Guardian

Hillary Clinton is going to win the popular vote by a margin greater than the total population of 40% of the states - Lawyers, Guns and Money

Meet the DeVos family - super-wealthy right-wingers working with the religious right to destroy public education



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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

Really tired, but the damn dishes are done!

Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with the chestnut 'Frosty The Snowman', followed by 'Frosty Returns', then a RERUN 'MacGyver', then a RERUN 'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 10/20/16) are Tiger Woods, Elijah Wood, and Jorge Ramos.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 10/4/16) are Rob Lowe, J.K. Simmons, and Eliza Skinner.

NBC starts the night with the chestnut 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas', followed by 'How Murray Saved Christmas', then 'Dateline'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 10/26/16) are Justin Timberlake, Tracey Ullman, and Stanaj.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 11/15/16) are Billy Bob Thornton, Lily Collins, and Sanjay Gupta.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/4/16) are Joy Reid, Holy Ghost!, and Michael Rosenbaum.

ABC opens the night with the chestnut 'Santa Is Coming To Town', followed by a RERUN 'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 11/15/16) are Casey Affleck, Laurie Hernandez, and Garth Brooks.

The CW offers the chestnut 'Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer', followed by a RERUN 'Penn & Teller Fool Us'.

Faux has a RERUN 'Lethal Weapon', followed by a RERUN 'Lucifer'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a RERUN 'Harry'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD'.

AMC offers the movie 'Ghostbusters', followed by the movie 'Ghostbusters II'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Outrageous Okona
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
 [10:10AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-The Galileo Seven
 [11:20AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-The Squire of Gothos
 [1:40PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Tomorrow Is Yesterday
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Return of the Archons
 [8:40PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
 [9:50PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 15-The Trouble with Tribbles
 [12:10AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Return of the Archons

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH 'Married To Medicine: Houston', then the movie 'It's Complicated'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'I Am Chris Farley', followed by the movie 'The Hangover'.

FX has the movie 'Noah', followed by the movie 'White House Down'.

History has all old 'Ancient Aliens' all night.

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 [8:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Dig Me Up, Dig Me Down
 [9:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Know, Know, Know Your Goat
 [9:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Let Your Love Groan
 [10:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Life Orr Death
 [10:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Ouija Board
 [11:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-I'm Gleaning My Coven
 [11:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Spider Walk With Me
 [12:00PM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Level Boss
 [6:00PM]    HOSTEL
 [8:00PM]    ORPHAN
 [10:45PM]    THE SHINING
 [2:00AM]    HOSTEL
 [4:00AM]    MIMIC 2    (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:31AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Ellie Saves a Female
 [7:06AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy Forecloses
 [7:41AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Quiet Sam
 [8:16AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney Gets His Man
 [8:51AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Guitar Player Returns
 [9:26AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Bringing Up Opie
 [10:01AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Opie and the Bully
 [10:36AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney's Replacement
 [11:11AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and the Woman Speeder
 [11:46AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Mayberry Goes Bankrupt
 [12:21PM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney on the Rebound
 [12:56PM]    Rectify-Go Ask Roger
 [1:58PM]    Rectify-Pineapples in Paris
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Wager
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Sanctuary
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Nurture
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Doubles
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Old Friends
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Venom
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Punk
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Hate
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Ramparts
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Hunters
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Haven
 [1:58AM]    Law & Order-Harm
 [2:58AM]    A Nightmare on Elm Street
 [4:58AM]    Rectify-Go Ask Roger    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has 3 hours of old 'Z Nation', followed by a FRESH 'Van Helsing'.

TCM dances away the daylight hours with prime Fred Astaire, then spends the night with Natalie Wood
 [6:30 AM]      Roberta (1935)
 [8:30 AM]      Follow the Fleet (1936)
 [10:30 AM]      The Gay Divorcee (1934)
 [12:30 PM]      Swing Time (1936)
 [2:30 PM]      Carefree (1938)
 [4:00 PM]      Shall We Dance (1937)
 [6:00 PM]      Top Hat (1935)

 [8:00 PM]      Inside Daisy Clover (1966)
 [10:15 PM]      Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
 [12:15 AM]      Brainstorm (1983)
 [2:15 AM]      The Candidate (1972)
 [4:15 AM]      Meteor (1979)

Saturday   -  11/26/16

 [6:15 AM]      Penelope (1966)
 [8:00 AM]      Green Dolphin Street (1947)
 [10:30 AM]      Jail Busters (1955)
 [12:00 PM]      Sounder (1972)
 [2:00 PM]      Courage Of Lassie (1946)
 [3:45 PM]      National Velvet (1944)
 [6:00 PM]      The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
 [8:00 PM]      Tootsie (1982)
 [10:15 PM]      Rain Man (1988)
 [12:45 AM]      The Graduate (1967)
 [2:45 AM]      Punk Vacation (1990)
 [4:15 AM]      Killer Party (1986)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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The Elf on the Shelf balloon in the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.
Photo by Gordon Donovan


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Architect Picked for Prado Museum Expansion

Norman Foster

British architecture superstar Norman Foster has been selected to renovate a 17th century building for an extension to Madrid's famous Prado museum, it said Thursday.

Foster in a joint project with Spain's Carlos Rubio will refurbish the Hall of Realms, not far from the main museum in the centre of the Spanish capital. The project is estimated to cost around 30 million euros ($32 million).

In a statement, the museum said Foster and Rubio's proposal "respects and values what is already there, adjusting it to the necessities of our times."

The Hall of Realms is one of the only remaining buildings from the Buen Retiro Palace, commissioned by Spain's King Felipe IV as a second residence, and pre-dates the Prado Museum itself which opened in 1819.

Once Spain's Army Museum, the Prado acquired the building last year with the aim of increasing its exhibition space.

Norman Foster


Paper birds hang on strings outside the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 24, 2016. Environmentalists have displayed hundreds of colored origami paper birds outside the Parliament to demand greater government action to protect Spain's Donana National Park, one of Europe's most celebrated conservation wetlands, which they say is in danger of being placed on UNESCO's endangered list due to a grave risk from excessive water extraction.
Photo by Paul White


The Cost for Protecting? Yuge!

Jet-Setting President-Elect

As the soon-to-be first family sat down in Florida for their Thanksgiving feast, they were watched over by the core part of their new extended family - a contingent of at least 150 Secret Service personnel.

And when Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) gets sworn in as president on Jan. 20, that contingent will balloon to more than 920 Secret Service agents and support personnel in Washington and his hometown, New York.

Right now, the cost to taxpayers is more than $2 million a day, the documents show, a number that is sure to increase whenever the president or the first lady travels - or when the threat level rises.

Meanwhile, the New York Police Department is already handling external security at Trump Tower, the president-elect's Manhattan home base, at an estimated cost of $1 million per day.

The Trumps' trip to Florida wound up being a compromise on both sides, a Homeland Security official familiar with the operation told NBC News.

The cost to U.S. taxpayers? Seven million dollars, the official said.

Jet-Setting President-Elect


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Becomes Cyber Education College

Bletchley Park

It was once the home of Britain's codebreakers during World War Two. Now more than 70 years later, Bletchley Park is preparing to host the UK's first national college of cyber education, with a first intake of students starting in September 2018.

Work is under way to revamp several derelict buildings on the site where mathematician Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code.

The new school for 16- to 18-year-olds, which will sit beside the historical attraction and the National Museum of Computing, will take 100 students in its first year. Forty percent of their curriculum will consist of cyber studies.

The plan for the school, which will be part publicly and part privately funded, was unveiled by Qufaro, which calls itself a not-for-profit body formed by cyber security experts, as part of an initiative to establish a UK national cyber security hub.

Bletchley Park


A woman walks by a fountain that is decorated with lights in front of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016.
Photo by Michael Probst


Abortion Rate Lowest Level In Decades


The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.

The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incorporating data from 47 states, said the abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years. That is down 5 percent from 2012, and is half the rate of 25 recorded in 1980.

The last time the CDC recorded a lower abortion rate was in 1971, two years before the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that established a nationwide right for women to have abortions. Abortion was legal in some states at that time.

The CDC tallied 664,435 abortions in 2013 from the 47 states, down 5 percent from 2012 and down 20 percent from 2004. The CDC does not receive abortion data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire - and thus its total is less than the widely accepted current estimate of more than 900,000 abortions per year in all 50 states.

The CDC report suggests there are several factors behind the abortion decline, including a sharp drop in adolescent pregnancies, expanded coverage of contraception costs by health care plans, and increased use of effective, long-lasting contraceptive methods such as intrauterine devices and hormonal implants.



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New GOP Majority


For years, Iowa's divided Legislature shielded the state from a wave of Republican-backed laws that restricted abortion access around the country.

But a new GOP majority will take control in January, meaning nearly a dozen abortion-related bills could soon be on the table, and Democrats will be unable to block them by vote for the first time in a decade.

"With these changes in Iowa, this can be when we start to really see a lot of abortion restrictions fly through the Legislature," said Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst with the Guttmacher Institute, a national organization that supports reproductive health and rights.

It's been nearly 20 years since the GOP controlled both state chambers and the governor's office. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has said he opposes abortion in general.

Iowa was one of at least three states where voters turned the government completely Republican in the Nov. 8 election. The GOP widened its hold on governorships and maintained a majority in Congress, in addition to gaining the power of the presidency with Donald Trump (R-Grifter).



A dancer with the Chengdu (China) Panda float is assisted by a fellow dancer before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.
Photo by Craig Ruttle


Priest With Political Ambitions


A Catholic priest who planned to return to Rwanda to register an opposition party and run for president in 2017 was barred from boarding a flight to Kigali on Wednesday, he and his supporters said in a statement.

Father Thomas Nahimana, 45, who left Rwanda 11 years ago saying he feared for his safety, and three others in his team were stopped from boarding a connecting flight in Nairobi, they said.

Nahimana's planned return was less than a year after a referendum approved a constitutional change to let President Paul Kagame stay on until 2034, if he wins elections.

Kagame's government has been praised for transforming a nation that was torn apart by genocide in 1994, but it has also faced criticism from international rights groups and Western donors for stifling free speech, a charge it denies.

The Rwandan Catholic church has said Nahimana does not represent the church's position.



Biblical Disease


Leprosy often evokes images of biblical times: colonies of infected patients quarantined and covered in sores. Seen as something exclusive to the past, the disease has largely faded into history, which is likely why doctors were confounded when a Texas man was recently diagnosed with it.

Mel Riser, of Austin, visited 15 doctors and neurologists before they were able to diagnose the reason for his numbness, growing blindness and the red spots on his body.

Leprosy, or Hansen's Disease, is a chronic infection caused by bacteria. The bacteria affects the skin and mucous membranes, causing skin lesions and growths, numbness, blindness, paralysis and severe pain. Because the bacteria grows slowly, symptoms can appear up to 10 years after the disease is contracted. Once untreatable and stigmatized, the disease is now treatable with proper medication and disability can usually be avoided if the disease is caught early enough.

Doctors believe Riser contracted leprosy from armadillos, known carriers of the disease, while working for NASA on Florida's Merritt Island. In 2015, 178 new cases of leprosy were reported, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Seventy-two percent, or 129, of those cases came out of Texas, New York, Florida, Hawaii, California, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Twenty-one cases were reported in Texas in 2015 and 17 have been reported so far this year. An estimated 180 people in the state are currently undergoing treatment for the disease.



People gather near the 30-meter high Christmas tree displayed at the entrance of Byblos (Jbeil) north Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 24, 2016. The celebration started with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Roman Street at Byblos (Jbeil) that is 30-meter high, 12-metre wide Nativity crib, multi-color lighting, and adornment with LCDs.
Photo by Wael Hamzeh


The Real Reason?

Viking Raids

For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests.

During the Viking Age, which archaeological discoveries and written texts suggested lasted from about A.D. 750 to 1050, shipborne crews from Scandinavia went "viking" - that is, they started raiding. However, the causes of these invasions remain uncertain.

Previous research suggested a wide range of potential triggers for the Viking Age. One scenario hinted that warm climates led to better harvests and thus larger populations, and that such big groups felt compelled to raid. Another cited innovations in sailing technology, such as the additions of keels and sails to Scandinavian longships.

However, scientists have argued that such explanations are not especially convincing because they raised questions as to why Scandinavians did not respond in other ways to such triggers. For example, if the trigger for the raids was "innovations in sailing technology, why did Scandinavians elect to go raiding rather than focusing their efforts on peaceful trade?" said senior study author Mark Collard, a biological anthropologist at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Now, researchers suggest a new twist on an ancient explanation: Scandinavian practices that led powerful men to monopolize women also might have led to significant pools of unwed men. Many of these single men, looking for marriage, might have gone on raids to gain status, wealth and captives, and thus go on to secure brides and concubines of their own.

Viking Raids


Unearths 7,000 Year Old City


Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday.

The find could be a boon for Egypt's ailing tourism industry, which has suffered endless setbacks since an uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but remains a vital source of foreign currency.

The city likely housed high-ranking officials and grave builders. Its discovery may yield new insights on Abydos, one of the oldest cities in Ancient Egypt, the ministry said in a statement.

Experts say Abydos was Egypt's capital towards the end of the Predynastic Period and during the rule of the first four dynasties.

The discovery was made 400 meters away from the temple of Seti I, a New Kingdom period memorial across the Nile from present day Luxor.




In Memory

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson, widely known for her role as The Brady Bunch matriarch Carol Brady, has died. She was 82.

Born in Dale, Indiana to farmer Joseph Henderson and his wife Elizabeth, Henderson was the youngest of 10 children.

After graduating from Indiana's St. Frances School in 1951, Henderson went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In January 1956, she married Ira Bernstein, whom she shared four children with -Barbara, Joseph, Bob and Elizabeth - but later divorced in 1985.

Prior to scoring her leading role on the 1969 sitcom The Brady Bunch, which propelled her to international stardom, Henderson starred on the Broadway stage - Wish You Were Here (1952), Fanny (1954) and The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963) - and appeared in guest roles on multiples TV series and films, including being the first woman to host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1962.

Henderson starred in every episode of all five seasons of the family comedy series, and later appeared as Carol Brady in spinoffs The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, The Bradys and The Brady Bunch Movie.

In 1987, Henderson wed Dr. John George Kappas, whom she remained married to up until his death in September 2002.

Other notable roles include The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, season 11 of Dancing with the Stars, and her hosting duties on Retirement Living TV's The Florence Henderson Show from 2008 until her death. She earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.

The actress is survived by her four children.

Florence Henderson



A 14-day-old South American tapir sniffs at a photographer's camera during a press event at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. The young female tapir still has no name and will be reared for the time being with a milk bottle by zookeepers since she was attacked by her mother 'Tala.'
Photo by Jens Kalaene



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