Theodore Dalrymple: Why is so much bad science published? (Spectator)
It wasn't until after my retirement that I had the time to read scientific papers in medical journals with anything like close attention. Until then, I had, like most doctors, read the authors' conclusions and assumed that they bore some necessary relation to what had gone before. I had also naively assumed that the editors had done their job and checked the intellectual coherence and probity of the contents of their journals.
Froma Harrop: "Breast Cancer-Wine Link: Scary or Just a Scare?" (Creators Syndicate)
"People who want to scare us typically give us relative risk figures," Dean writes. Raising a risk that starts off small can result in a risk that's higher but still very small in absolute terms. This is best shown in an example. "Something that raises your risk of heart attack by 30 percent (relative risk)," she explains, "could be no scarier than raising your odds from 6 in 1,000 to 8 in 1,000 (absolute risk)."
Lenore Skenazy: Lego My Mom! (Creators Syndicate)
An upstate New York mom has been arrested for an unspeakable crime. She allowed her 10-year-old child to shop alone at the Lego Store in the local mall while she shopped in a different store. The horror.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 - April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
Muddy Waters' influence was tremendous, not just on blues and rhythm and blues but on rock and roll, hard rock, folk music, jazz, and country music. His use of amplification is often cited as the link between Delta blues and rock and roll.
Mark. was first and correct with:
Muddy Waters' birth name was McKinley Morganfield? You mean his parents
didn't name him Muddy?
Alan J answered:
David of Moon Valley responded:
Maaaaaan..I'm a Hoochie-Coochie Man....so said the One and Only Muddy Waters...
Just ask a Blues fan & they'll tell you it's Muddy Waters.
McKinley Morganfield is better known as Muddy Waters. I saw him at the Tower Theater in San Antonio, TX, in the late 70s. What a talent.
Cooler already. Triple digits can get old, fast.
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 opens the night with a RERUN'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a RERUN'Man With A Plan', then a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'Life In Pieces', then a RERUN'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Woody Harrelson, Cobie Smulders, Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 4/14/17) are Claire Danes, Christine Baranski, Jack McBrayer, and Zara Larsson.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 5/23/17) are Gal Gadot and Barry Manilow.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 6/29/17) are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Mantzoukas, Martha Stewart, and Sam Fogarino.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/20/17) are Jay Chandrasekhar, the Frights, and Randy Liedtke.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Bachelorette', followed by a RERUN'The Gong Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Kit Harington, Regina Hall, and Trey Songz.
The CW offers a RERUN'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
Faux has a FRESH'So You Think You Can Dance', followed by a FRESH'Superhuman'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', 'OJ: Made In America'.
AMC offers 'Preacher', another 'Preacher', followed by a FRESH'Preacher', and another 'Preacher'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-A Good Man Goes to War
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Let's Kill Hitler
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-Night Terrors
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-The Girl Who Waited
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-The God Complex
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 12-Closing Time
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Waking Moments
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 14-Message in a Bottle
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 15-Hunters
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 16-Prey
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 17-Retrospect
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 18-The Killing Game, Pt. 1
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 19-The Killing Game, Pt. 2
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Vis a Vis
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Omega Directive
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Unforgettable
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-Living Witness
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Waking Moments
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 14-Message in a Bottle
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 15-Hunters
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 16-Prey
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 17-Retrospect
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 18-The Killing Game, Pt. 1
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 19-The Killing Game, Pt. 2 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Southern Charm', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Sweet Home Oklahoma', then another FRESH'Sweet Home Oklahoma', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Kumail Nanjiani.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, and Rory Scovel.
FX has the movie 'The Maze Runner', followed by the movie 'Real Steel'.
History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'American Pickers', then a FRESH'Pawn Stars', followed by another FRESH'Pawn Stars'.
[6:00AM] DATE MOVIE
[10:00AM] DEALIN' WITH IDIOTS
[12:00PM] DATE MOVIE
[4:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Buddy
[4:31PM] THAT '70S SHOW-That Wrestling Show
[5:02PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sleepover
[5:33PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
[6:04PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red and Stacey
[6:35PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Donna Dates a Kelso
[7:06PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Career
[7:37PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Leo Loves Kitty
[8:08PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Going to California
[8:39PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Heartbreaker
[9:10PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Buddy
[9:41PM] THAT '70S SHOW-That Wrestling Show
[10:12PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sleepover
[10:43PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
[11:14PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red and Stacey
[11:45PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Donna Dates a Kelso
[12:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Career
[12:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Leo Loves Kitty
[5:45AM] COMEDY CRIB: THE SHOW-1 (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] M*A*S*H-Sons and Bowlers
[6:30AM] M*A*S*H-Picture This
[7:00AM] M*A*S*H-That Darn Kid
[7:30AM] M*A*S*H-Hey, Look Me Over
[8:00AM] M*A*S*H-Trick or Treatment
[8:30AM] M*A*S*H-Foreign Affairs
[9:00AM] M*A*S*H-The Joker Is Wild
[9:30AM] M*A*S*H-Who Knew?
[10:30AM] M*A*S*H-Settling Debts
[11:00AM] M*A*S*H-The Moon Is Not Blue
[11:30AM] M*A*S*H-Run for the Money
[12:00PM] M*A*S*H-U.N. the Night and the Music
[12:30PM] M*A*S*H-Strange Bedfellows
[1:00PM] M*A*S*H-Say No More
[1:30PM] M*A*S*H-Friends and Enemies
[2:00PM] M*A*S*H-Give and Take
[2:30PM] M*A*S*H-As Time Goes By
[7:00PM] Crocodile Dundee
[9:00PM] Smokey and the Bandit
[11:15PM] Smokey and the Bandit II
[1:45AM] Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
[3:45AM] Fletch Lives
[5:45AM] Barney Miller-Dorsey (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Angels & Demons', followed by the movie 'I, Frankenstein', then the movie 'Seventh Son'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Snoop Dogg, Flula Borg, and Mastodon.
For centuries, sailors have shouted their own language aboard - "Hoist sail!" ''Prepare to come about!" ''Anchors aweigh!"
Now they're teaming up with conservationists to put a new twist on another ancient cry - "Whales ho!"
The sport of sailboat racing and nonprofit groups are floating new guidelines aimed at increasing awareness of the majestic mammals and reducing potentially fatal collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales and other species.
The guidelines were just incorporated into two major open-ocean sailing competitions - the Marblehead to Halifax race starting Sunday from Massachusetts and stretching to Nova Scotia; and last week's Vineyard Cup regatta off Martha's Vineyard.
Sailors are given tips to navigate safely around whales; contact information for authorities in case they see a whale or sea turtle that's entangled or otherwise in distress; and reminders on keeping debris out of the ocean. It's tailored to each race; course maps are overlaid with any nearby whale habitat.
A Tibetan boy in traditional dress dances with others during celebrations marking the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at a Tibetan settlement in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 6, 2017. Thousands belonging to Tibetan community waved white scarves and banners, lit incense and prayed for the Dalai Lama's long life as he turned 82 Thursday. The Dalai Lama is currently visiting the Jokhang Gonpa, a Buddhist monastery, built in Ladakh in the Indian portion of Kashmir.
Photo by Manish Swarup
More than 200,000 children were married in the US over the past 15 years, new figures have revealed.
Three 10-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy were among the youngest to wed, under legal loopholes which allow minors to marry in certain circumstances.
The minimum age for marriage across most of the US is 18, but every state has exemptions - such as parental consent or pregnancy - which allow younger children to tie the knot.
At least 207,468 minors married in the US between 2000 and 2015, according to data compiled by Unchained At Last, a group campaigning to abolish child marriage, and investigative documentary series Frontline.
The youngest wedded were three 10-year-old girls in Tennessee who married men aged 24, 25 and 31 in 2001. The youngest groom was an 11-year-old who married a 27-year-old woman in the same state in 2006.
A Marshall Islands-based military expert has cast further doubt on claims that a blurry photograph shows famed US aviatrix Amelia Earhart alive in the territory in 1937.
But military expert Matthew B. Holly told AFP the photo appeared to have been taken about a decade earlier.
"From the Marshallese visual background, lack of Japanese flags flying on any vessels but one, and the age configuration of the steam-driven steel vessels, the photo is closer to the late 1920s or early 1930s, not anywhere near 1937," he told AFP.
Holly, an American living in Majuro, has spent decades identifying the locations of lost US aircraft and the identities of American servicemen killed in action in the western Pacific nation.
He added that by January 1937 the Japanese had closed most of Micronesia to foreign vessels, "including Marshallese commerce, which is obviously flourishing in this photo.
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) former campaign manager, has retroactively registered as a foreign agent, The Washington Post and Politico report.
Manafort's filing Tuesday with the Justice Department shows his firm was paid $17.1 million from 2012 to 2014 for lobbying work he did on behalf of a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, according to the reports.
Manafort, who ran Trump's campaign from March 2016 to August, worked on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a front group for former Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych. (Yanukovych fled to Russia after he was ousted as president in 2014.) Manafort was required by federal law to register as a foreign agent for the work, but did not do so until this week.
Manafort is one of several Trump advisers under FBI investigation in the agency's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. He also has received scrutiny for his real estate deals and his business dealings with Russian oligarchs.
Another Trump associate under investigation, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, retroactively registered as a foreign lobbyist for work he secretly did on behalf of the Turkish government. According to a New York Times report , Trump's transition team was aware Flynn was under federal investigation for that work before Flynn joined the administration.
An exile Tibetan child participates in a dance performance as Tibetans mark the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, July 6, 2017. In a public event attended by hundreds, Tibetans danced, distributed sweets and offered their respects in front of a portrait of their leader.
Photo by Ashwini Bhatia
A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes is on his way home where he is due in court, Australia's Channel 9 reported, as it broadcast video of the adviser to Pope Francis on a stop-off in Singapore.
Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell late last month, making the Vatican economy minister the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. Pell has declared his innocence and said he would return to Australia to clear his name.
Channel 9 broadcast video taken by a tourist of Pell in casual attire with a companion outside an ice cream shop in Singapore. The tourist told Pell his mother wanted to know if he was innocent.
Pell is on leave of absence to defend himself and the video marks the first time he has been seen in public outside Rome since police charged him.
If you fly your drone as a hobby and paid a fee to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration, you can now get a refund.
In 2015, the FAA placed a rule that required owners who operated their drones for fun to register their small aircraft. In May, a U.S. Appeals Court in the D.C. circuit said the FAA drone registration violated a 2012 law passed by Congress. Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act says the administration "may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft."
Because the ruling in May, the FAA announced this week it will refund the $5 people paid to register their drones.
The FAA said in May over 820,000 operators registered their aircraft. Since the applications are $5 each, that means the administration received more than $4 million in fees. However, some drone operators still have to be certified, if they're used for commercial purposes.
However, the FAA still wants you to register your drone.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" swung past expectations, opening with an estimated $117 million in North America and giving a Sony Pictures a much needed hit.
"Homecoming" was one of the biggest tests yet for the notion that domestic moviegoers are growing weary of sequels and reboots and suffering so-called "franchise fatigue." ''Homecoming" kicks off the third "Spider-Man" iteration in the last 15 years, and the second reboot since 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man," with Andrew Garfield.
Last week's top film, "Despicable Me 3," dropped to second with $34 million.
As good as the news was for Sony, the weekend's results also proved a modern-day movie maxim: No one does franchise-building better than Marvel. "Spider-Man" is one of three major summer hits thus far, following the Marvel-Disney sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" and the Warner Bros.-D.C. Comics release "Wonder Woman."
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Spider-Man: Homecoming," $117 million ($140 million international).
2. "Despicable Me 3," $34 million ($139 million international).
3. "Baby Driver," $12.8 million ($3.9 million international).
4. "Wonder Woman," $10.1 million ($6.8 million international).
5. "Transformers: The Last Knight," $6.3 million ($18.1 million international).
6. "Cars 3," $5.6 million ($3.1 million international).
7. "The House," $4.8 million ($1.4 million international).
8. "The Big Sick," $3.7 million.
9. "47 Meters Down," $2.8 million.
10. "The Beguiled," $2.1 million.
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