BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 7 August, 2017


7 August, 2017

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Sophie-Claire Hoeller: People From 14 Countries Reveal the Most Annoying Things Foreigners Do When They Visit (Travel & Leisure)
… while being a tourist can be great, it's really all about respecting the culture you're exploring. Unfortunately, not every tourist does that.

Henry Rollins: Enough Trump - Let's Talk About How Great Iggy Pop Was at FYF (LA Weekly)
There's a Monty Python sketch in which a man in a restaurant is frustrated because everything on the menu seems to have some rat in it. That's how things are in the age of comrade Trump. It would be great if he would tweet, "I'm the reason you can't have nice things. SAD! #inwayovermyhead." No matter what good things happen, there's probably a bit of Trump in it.

Heather Schwedel: "It Would Be Great if Celebrities Could Stop Talking About the Joys of 'Unplugging'" (Slate)
Aziz Ansari deleted the internet from his phone and computer. Who even knew it was possible to do that-don't devices force you to keep a default internet browser, like the iPhone used to make you keep the stupid Stocks app?-but lo, Ansari has done it. The comedian told GQ Style that he is off social media and the internet and feeling great about it. (He still has text messaging, which feels a little cheaty.)

Jordan Crucchiola: "The Best Horror Films of 2017 (So Far)" (Vulture)
The conversation around horror movies this year has been dominated by two words: Get Out. Jordan Peele's boundary-breaking thriller has deservedly become the reflexive response to the question, "Seen any good horror movies lately?" But while Peele's directorial debut has been generating early Oscar buzz, a lot of other great horror movies have hit theaters so far this year.

David Edelstein and Emily Yoshida: "The Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)" (Vulture)
This year has already seen one attempt at crowning a best film go awry , but we won't be deterred: With 2017 more than halfway over, it's time for us to take stock. Here are the best movies Vulture has reviewed, according to our movie critics David Edelstein and Emily Yoshida.

Matthew Rozsa: The 10 best movies with 0% on Rotten Tomatoes (Salon)
Sure, they aren't good - but that doesn't mean they have no redeeming qualities.

Colin Fleming: Thank your lucky stars you don't have Eddie Coyle's friends (Salon)
An appreciation of Robert Mitchum in "The Friends of Eddie Coyle," the ultimate Boston movie, on his 100th birthday.

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Trivia Question of the Day

Founded in 1971, what was the first organization for gay Democrats in the United States?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Abyssinia, one of the founding members of the United Nations in 1945, existed from approximately 1137 until 1974. What is the current name of this country?

       Ethiopia                                                      Source

The Ethiopian Empire also known as Abyssinia (derived from the Arabic al-Habash), was a kingdom that spanned a geographical area in the current state of Ethiopia. It existed from approximately 1137 (beginning of Zagwe dynasty) until 1974, when the Solomonic dynasty was overthrown in a coup d'état.

Following the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, Ethiopia and Liberia were the only two African nations to remain independent during the scramble for Africa by the European imperial powers in the late 19th century. The country was one of the founding members of the United Nations in 1945.        Source

Gene was first and correct with:

Mark. said:
   Today Abyssinia is called Ethiopia.

Randall wrote:

Alan J replied:

Adam answered:
   The Northern half of present day Ethiopia.

Billy in Cypress responded:

zorch said:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:

John I from Hawai`i says,

Deborah replied:
   Abyssinia is now called Ethiopia. I don't know why they changed the name.
  Cooler weather prevailing, making outdoor activities much more enjoyable.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
   Abyssinia is now Ethiopia.

Joe S     answered:
   Well of course I know the answer is Ethiopia but I had to do some lookups because I didn't know how to spell Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie the Rastafarian Messiah.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

mj took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  August 7 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 7 | Famous Birthdays

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Michelle in AZ

Why Trump still needs the love of the crowd: 'This is like medicine to him' | US news | The Guardian

Transgender 'bathroom bill' leaves Texas Christians deeply divided | US news | The Guardian

Life after the bomb: exploring the psychogeography of Hiroshima | Science | The Guardian

Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition | World news | The Guardian

Sam Shepard 1943-2017: 'He was the kindest man, truthful, witty and generous' | Stage | The Guardian

SF mother's lawsuit: Disney is illegally tracking children through its apps - SFGate

Right Wing Violence Getting Ready to Erupt

Remove Pence first. Here's why.

"It took less than 48 hours ... and we were not caught."

Californians need to be so afraid of a huge earthquake that they take action, scientists say - LA Times

How The Dream Of America's 'Nuclear Renaissance' Fizzled : NPR

Chicago will sue Trump administration over sanctuary cities grant threat | US news | The Guardian

Paul Manafort - The Other Guy In The Room: Why Donald Jr's Meeting Is An Even Bigger B.F.D.

A Stark Warning: How Trump's Popularity Could Skyrocket

Thanks, Michelle!



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What Did Trump and Kushner Know About Russian Money Laundering, and When Did They Know It? | The Nation

Foreign Investors Are Snapping Up US Farms - Mother Jones

Women Are Smarter Than Men In Countries With Gender-Equal Societies | IFLScience

Chelsea Handler Features Brutal Impression Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders On Her Show | HuffPost

There's a Pernicious Economic Theory Creeping into the Heart of the Democratic Party | Alternet

Pence Freaks Out at NYT for Story Suggesting He's Running 'Shadow' Campaign - The Daily Beast

How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion - POLITICO

Keep the Trump Leaks Coming | New Republic

Maxine Waters: We shouldn't be concerned about Pence, Trump should | TheHill

Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless about the World? | The New Yorker

Greed is not good: Will the Trump team disasters finally put an end to the businessman myth? -

The Donald Trump "Dealmaker" Myth Is Finally, Truly Dead | Vanity Fair

George Will warns 'grotesque' is becoming normal for GOP | TheHill

Trump's Interests vs. America's, Secret Service Edition - The Atlantic



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, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a RERUN 'Superior Donuts', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then 'CBS On Assignment'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Laura Dern, Leah Remini, and Trombone Shorty.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, Anthony Mackie, Lily Collins, and Borns.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Midnight, Texas'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Jeff Bridges, Aubrey Plaza, and the Roots feaeturing Bilal.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Billy Eichner, the All-American Rejects, and Venzella Joy.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/15/17) are Charlamagne Tha God, the Frights, and AJ Mendez Brooks.

ABC fills the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelorette'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Matt LeBlanc, Emily Ratajkowski, and Vince Staples featuring Juicy J.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Hooten & The Lady'.

Faux fills the night with a FRESH 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'Intervention', another 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH 'Intervention', then a FRESH 'Escaping Polygamy'.

AMC offers the movie 'Independence Day', followed by a FRESH 'Preacher', then a FRESH 'Loaded'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 4-The Power of Three
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-The Angels Take Manhattan
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 6-The Bells of Saint John
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 7-The Rings of Akhaten
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 8-Cold War
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-Riddles
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-Dragon's Teeth
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-One Small Step
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Voyager Conspiracy
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Pathfinder
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-Fair Haven
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 12-Blink of an Eye
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 13-Virtuoso
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 14-Memorial
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 15-Tsunkatse
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-Riddles
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-Dragon's Teeth
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-One Small Step
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Voyager Conspiracy
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Pathfinder

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'OC Social', 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 Now'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show it's "The Second 100 Days".

FX has the movie 'Home', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers: Bonus Buys', then a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by another FRESH 'Pawn Stars'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Jack Black
 [6:15AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers
 [9:15AM]    TITAN A.E.
 [11:15AM]    ESCAPE FROM L.A.
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bring It on Home
 [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-No Quarter
 [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Trampled Under Foot
 [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-You Shook Me
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Nobody's Fault but Mine
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Immigrant Song
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Join Together
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Magic Bus
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bring It on Home
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-No Quarter
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Trampled Under Foot
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-You Shook Me
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Nobody's Fault but Mine
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Immigrant Song
 [12:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
 [12:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Officers Only
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Henry in Love
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-For Want of a Boot
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Operation Noselift
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Chosen People
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-As You Were
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Crisis
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-George
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Mail Call
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-A Smattering of Intelligence
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The General Flipped at Dawn
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Rainbow Bridge
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Officer of the Day
 [12:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Iron Guts Kelly
 [1:00PM]    M*A*S*H-O.R.
 [1:30PM]    The Warriors
 [3:30PM]    Friday Night Lights
 [6:00PM]    We Are Marshall
 [9:00PM]    The Outsiders
 [11:00PM]    Stand by Me
 [1:00AM]    The Warriors
 [3:00AM]    Hoodlum    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie '30 Days Of Night', followed by the movie 'Legion', then the movie 'Horns'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Bob Newhart, Tom Segura, and Sheryl Crow.

TCM spends 24 hours with Eleanor Parker
 [6:00 AM]      Between Two Worlds (1944)
 [8:00 AM]      Never Say Goodbye (1946)
 [10:00 AM]      A Millionaire For Christy (1951)
 [12:00 PM]      Escape From Fort Bravo (1953)
 [2:00 PM]      Interrupted Melody (1955)
 [4:00 PM]      Caged (1950)
 [6:00 PM]      Many Rivers To Cross (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      The Naked Jungle (1954)
 [10:00 PM]      Scaramouche (1952)
 [12:15 AM]      Valley Of The Kings (1954)
 [2:00 AM]      The Woman In White (1948)
 [4:00 AM]      Of Human Bondage (1946)

Tuesday   -  08/08/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Franchot Tone
 [6:00 AM]      Today We Live (1933)
 [8:00 AM]      Dangerous (1935)
 [9:30 AM]      Exclusive Story (1936)
 [10:45 AM]      Fast and Furious (1939)
 [12:15 PM]      The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)
 [1:45 PM]      Uncle Vanya (1958)
 [3:30 PM]      Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
 [5:30 PM]      Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
 [8:00 PM]      The King Steps Out (1936)
 [9:45 PM]      The Unguarded Hour (1936)
 [11:30 PM]      Gentlemen Are Born (1934)
 [1:00 AM]      Quality Street (1937)
 [2:45 AM]      The Girl from Missouri (1934)
 [4:15 AM]      Between Two Women (1937)

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People pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 6, 2017, on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


The Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest «TwistedSifter


Pitch-Perfect Impersonation

Pauly Shore

More than a million jobs have been created since Donald Trump (R-Buffoon) took office. And while how much credit Trump should get for U.S. job creation is up for debate, the Trump administration has certainly given comedic impersonators plenty of job opportunities: Alec Baldwin as Trump, Kate McKinnon as Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump, Melissa McCarthy as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and Mario Cantone as short-lived communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

And now we have another newly employed name to add the list: Pauly Shore, who delivered a spot-on impersonation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller for the website Funny or Die.

During a White House press briefing last week, Miller sparred with CNN's Jim Acosta over Trump's new immigration policy in light of the famous verse inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

In a two-minute spoof posted over the weekend, Shore's Miller offered a different argument.

"The whole reason we put the Statue of Liberty here is to show the rest of the world that here in America we got some beautiful babes," he said. "And another you might not know, Jim, is that she's not holding a book, she's holding an iPad."

Pauly Shore

Stephen Miller Talks Statue of Liberty Facts (with Pauly Shore) - YouTube


Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui, right, hands over the name list of newly added people who died of the world's first atomic bombing over the past year during a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 bombing that killed 140,000 people, at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. "This hell is not a thing of the past," Matsui said in his peace declaration at Sunday's ceremony. "As long as nuclear weapons exist and policymakers threaten their use, their horror could leap into our present at any moment. You could find yourself suffering their cruelty."
Photo by Shohei Miyano


Trans Soldiers of the American Civil War


US Officially Tells UN It Wants Out

Paris Agreement

The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact.

But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.

Still, the department described its communication as a "strong message" to the world, following Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) decision in June to leave the accord.

"The State Department is telling the U.N. what the president already told the world on June 1 and it has no legal effect," said Nigel Purvis, who directed U.S. climate diplomacy during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

Purvis said countries can't withdraw from new international agreements, including the Paris climate one, until three years after they go into effect. The Paris agreement went into effect on Nov. 4, 2016.

Paris Agreement


Newhead News


Funding Anti-Choice Candidates Draws Ire


The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights.

The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was quick and harsh. The basic message: Don't go there.

A coalition of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a "statement of principles" challenging the party to be unwavering in its support for abortion rights. Scores of women who have had abortions made the same point in an open letter to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a staunch abortion-rights supporter who nonetheless says there's room in the party for opposing views.

"The DCCC should not be supporting any politician who does not respect a woman's right to control her body," said Karin Roland, of the women's rights group Ultraviolet. "There is no future of the Democratic Party without women - so stop betraying them for a misguided idea of what's needed to win elections."



A Japanese national flag flies at half-mast during the memorial ceremony for victims of the Aug. 6,1945 atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 2017.
Photo by Kimimasa Mayama


Dewi the Dragon: Guardian of Castle Harlech (and Coolest Dragon on Earth) ~ Kuriositas


Cable Firms Embrace Former Foe


A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures.

No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top U.S. pay television operators adopting a model first rolled out in Europe. Some U.S. providers could start selling the streaming service as part of their Internet and video packages.

Altice NV is trying that approach in France, and the company aims to extend the deal to the United States, two sources with knowledge of the matter said during the past three weeks. They requested anonymity because the discussions are private.

"Our whole model is about cooperation with many of the (streaming) providers," Altice USA Chief Executive Dexter Goei told reporters in May.

Netflix reported 51.92 million U.S. streaming customers as of June 30, and 52.03 million in international territories, handily beating analysts' forecasts.



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Toxic Waste Alarms Experts

Pot Farms

Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.

The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states.

California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of it exported to other states from thousands of sites hidden deep inside forested federal land, and more on private property, law enforcement officials said. The state is still developing a licensing system for growers even though legal retail sales of the drug will begin next year, and medical use has been allowed for decades.

Ecologist Mourad Gabriel, who documents the issue for the Forest Service as well as other state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, estimates California's forests hold 41 times more solid fertilizers and 80 times more liquid pesticides than Forest Service investigators found in 2013.

Use of any chemicals in national forests is against federal law, as pesticides have killed sensitive species and fertilizers can cause algae blooms and bacteria problems in rivers and streams.

Pot Farms


Children pray after releasing paper lanterns on the Motoyasu river facing the Atomic Bomb Dome in remembrance of atomic bomb victims on the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, western Japan, Aug. 6, 2017, in this photo taken by Kyodo.


Groupie-Doo, The Irreverent Archie Parody from 1975


Israel Seeks To Silence Broadcaster


Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices of Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement.

Netanyahu had said on July 27 that he wanted Al-Jazeera expelled amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

"Al-Jazeera has become the main tool of Daesh (the Islamic State group), Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran," Communications Minister Ayoob Kara, a member of the Druze community from Netanyahu's Likud party, told a news conference.

Netanyahu tweeted his congratulations to Kara "who on my instructions took concrete steps to end Al-Jazeera's incitement" in Israel.

An official at Al-Jazeera in Doha said the channel "deplores this action from a state that is called the only democratic state in the Middle East" and called the move "dangerous".



Incredible Pagan-Themed Photoshoot By Polish Photographer Reveals Stunning Beauty Of Slavic Culture | Bored Panda


Knocks Republicans


Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Aptly Named) said Sunday that Republicans should have done more to push back on "birtherism," the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was not actually a U.S. citizen.

While he said he personally stood up to birthers, Flake told NBC's "Meet the Press," he wished the party would have done more during this "particularly ugly" time.

"I wish that we, as a party, would have stood up, for example, when the birtherism thing was going along," he said. "A lot of people did stand up but not enough."

Flake, who is promoting a book called Conscience of a Conservative, has been especially outspoken in recent days against Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) and has criticized his fellow Republicans for doing too little to prevent his rise.



People attend a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary has acquired renewed urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.
Photo by Ryosuke Ozawa


From Boy Geniuses to Mad Scientists: How Americans Got So Weird About Science | Collectors Weekly


Chinese Tourists Arrested


German police on Saturday arrested two Chinese tourists for making illegal "Heil Hitler" salutes in front of the historic Reichstag building that houses the German parliament.

Berlin police officers say they detained the two men, aged 36 and 49, after they were seen striking the Nazi-era pose and photographing each other with their mobile phones.

They face charges for "using symbols of illegal organizations", the police said in a statement, and were released after posting bail of 500 euros each.

Germany has strict laws on hate speech and symbols linked to Hitler and the Nazis, who ruled between 1933 and 1945.



California City: The Half-Built Desert Metropolis of the Golden State | Urbanist


Weekend Box Office

'The Dark Tower'

After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader "Dunkirk."

The modest result for "The Dark Tower," starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, was in line with expectations heading into the weekend but well shy of initial hopes for a possible franchise-starter.

Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk" slid to second with $17.6 million in its third week. It's now made $133.6 million domestically. Other holdovers - "The Emoji Movie" ($12.4 million in its second week) and "Girls Trip" ($11.4 million in its third week) followed.

Another long-delayed film also made its debut. The Halle Berry thriller "Kidnap" opened with $10.2 million. The film, styled after the Liam Neeson "Taken" series," was released by the new distributor Aviron Pictures after it bought the North American rights from Relativity. Before entering bankruptcy, Relativity had scheduled the film's release for 2015.

But "Kidnap" still outperformed the week's other new wide release, the far more anticipated "Detroit." The Kathryn Bigelow-directed docudrama is also the first release for an upstart distributor.

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. "The Dark Tower," $19.5 million ($8 million international).
    2. "Dunkirk," $17.6 million ($25 million international).
    3. "The Emoji Movie," $12.4 million ($12 million international).
    4. "Girls Trip," $11.4 million ($1.7 million international).
    5. "Kidnap," $10.2 million.
    6. "Spider-Man: Homecoming," $8.8 million ($9.6 million international).
    7. "Atomic Blonde," $8.2 million ($5 million international).
    8. "Detroit," $7.3 million.
    9. "War for the Planet of the Apes," $6 million ($31.5 million international).
   10. "Despicable Me 3," $5.3 million ($21.2 million international).

'The Dark Tower'


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