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11 September, 2017

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from Bruce

Josh Marshall: "There Is No 'Bipartisan Path'" (TPM)
So I'm quite skeptical of all of this. There's no 'bipartisan path' in effect now. What I do think there's a chance of is that Democrats can use his desire to be loved and adored - or at least not so wildly hated - to cut deals that drive further wedges between him and his party and thus set them up for more internal chaos and a worse 2018 midterm election.

Henry Rollins: Thankfully, Americans Can Still Cut the Partisan Crap and Get Things Done (LA Weekly)
Can Trump handle any of the challenges he currently faces? Of course not. But thankfully, those who came before us realized that checked power cuts down on the potential danger of only one person in charge of everything. It's time for all senators and representatives to act their age and not the number of years before their next election campaign.

David Roberts: politics enters the realm of farce (Vox)
Climate denial is less credible, but more powerful, than ever.

Lee Moran: "Bill Maher: It's An 'Inconvenient Truth' That Climate Change Deniers' Homes Are In Irma's Path" (Huffington Post)
"I'm not gloating."

Hadley Freeman: My interview with James Cameron prompted outrage - but is Wonder Woman worth the fuss? (The Guardian)
Look, I liked Wonder Woman. You'd have to be as heartless as the Terminator not to enjoy it, and I'm glad that if Hollywood's focus is now superheroes, then someone finally got round to making a movie about the one well-known female superhero. But I can also say that a movie in which an objectively gorgeous woman, played by a former Miss Israel, kicks ass in her underwear isn't exactly breaking down the barriers in terms of representations of women on screen.

This is how your world could end (The Guardian)
In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the catastrophic outcome of rising temperatures for all the world's population.

Jonathan Jones: Is it time for the arts to start saying no to oil money? (The Guardian) An artist has given away part of his winnings to protest against BP's role in climate change. The company's money has helped an unfashionable artform, but what's at stake is far more important.

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Michael Egan

God Resigns, Effective Midnight; Calls Humanity the 'Ford Edsel' of Creation


Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

In a career spanning nine decades, this American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer and radio personality was born Joseph Yule, Jr. By what name is he more famously known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Catoptromancy (also known as captromancy or enoptromancy) is form of divination using a(n) ____?____

       Mirror                                                      Source

Catoptromancy, also known as captromancy or enoptromancy, is divination using a mirror.

In Ancient Rome, the priests who used catoptromancy were called specularii.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:

Alan J said:

Deborah wrote:
   A mirror.
  We're spending half the day course-marshaling for a charity bike ride that raises funds for diabetes research. It's organized and run by the medical foundation that built the health club facility we use. We planned to ride last year and our RN/cyclst friend who works there told us they needed volunteers more than riders. We like supporting our cycling community, thus are we in for a repeat. The drawback? The temperature is predicted to be 103*. I'll be sporting my broad-brimmed hat and extra sunscreen.

Adam answered:
   A Mirror

David of Moon Valley replied:
   a mirror?!

Billy in Cypress responded:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Catoptromancy is a form divination using a mirror.

DJ Useo wrote:
   I phoned a friend, & was told it employs mirrors to prophecize. Never heard of it otherwise.
  Personally, I don't think it's possible to tell the future by any means.

Joe S     answered:
   A cat. A form of divination using a cat. You hold a cat upside-down, by its hind legs and walk around. When the cat stops struggling and clawing and spitting, and just hangs there, it means you've found water. Or whatever. Now the cat may have died while struggling, but that doesn't mean you haven't found water. Or whatever. It is recommended you wear heavy gloves while performing this task.

Mark. took the day off.

mj took the day off.

zorch took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Michelle in AZ

The Wall Street Journal's Trump problem | Media | The Guardian

Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say - SFGate

Contary to what Rush Limbaugh said, hurricanes are not a liberal plot | Miami Herald

Gator Park Preps 2,000 Alligators For Irma, Promises None Will Escape | HuffPost

See How Miami's Biggest Zoo Is Preparing For Hurricane Irma | HuffPost

Weather Channel Goes Into Overdrive Covering Back-to-Back Hurricanes - The New York Times

President Trump's War on Science - The New York Times

How Is President Trump's Business Doing? Check the Electoral College - The New York Times

In 'Coco,' Bringing the Land of the Dead Back to Life - The New York Times

The deadliest time is after the hurricane leaves (Opinion) - CNN

Israeli Griffon Vulture Is Rescued by Syrian Rebel Commander - NBC News

Worry About Florida Farmland Advances Along With Irma - NBC News

The Voynich Manuscript Has Been Solved.

Fox chooses not to show NFL anthem protest as Kaepernick fraternity marches | Sport | The Guardian

Thanks, Michelle!



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Trump faith adviser: 'I wish I wouldn't have said' God 'lifted up' Trump | TheHill

GOP fears House retirements could set off a wave | TheHill

As Irma barrels into Florida, Washington takes a 1-2 punch - POLITICO

Donald Trump has tweeted climate change skepticism 115 times. Here's all of it. - Vox

The death rattle of the Trump evangelicals | The Week

A Timeline: Everything We Know About Kushner's Role in the Russia Mess | Bill

More White, More Male, More Jesus: CIA Employees Fear Pompeo Is Quietly Killing the Agency's Diversity Mandate - Foreign Policy

Jeff Sessions' praise of 1924 eugenics immigration law remains insane. |

Bannon on 60 Minutes: 9 key quotes - Axios

What's Going to Happen When the Trumpists Realize the America They Yearn for Is Gone? | The Daily Beast



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

This is the front page of yesterday's Sunday LA Times - notice anything? Like no headlines, no news - just a freaking full-page ad.

Way to go, Tronc. Glad to see your commitment to news is unwavering.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN 'Kevin Can Wait', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then a RERUN 'Scorpion'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 7/14/17) are John Oliver, and Woody Harrelson.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Christian Slater, Adrianne Palicki, and Circus 1903.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Midnight, Texas'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Seth Meyers, Russell Westbrook, and Prophets of Rage.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Danny McBride, Jill Kargman, and Elaine Bradley.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Margaret Cho, Filthy Friends, and Bill Skarsgard.

ABC fills the night with LIVE 'Monday Night Football'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Larry David, David Salmoni, and 21 Savage.

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 has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by a FRESH 'Top 30', then an old 'L&O: SVU'.

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

AMC offers the movie 'Happy Gilmore', 'Preacher', followed by a FRESH 'Preacher', then a FRESH 'Talking Preacher'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 10-In the Forest of the Night
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 11-Dark Water
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 12-Death in Heaven
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 1-The Magician's Apprentice-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 2-The Witch's Familiar-Part 2.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 3-Under The Lake-Part 1.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Caretaker, Pt. 1
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Caretaker, Pt. 2
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Parallax
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Time and Again
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-The Cloud
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Eye of the Needle
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Ex Post Facto
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Emanations
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Prime Factors
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-State of Flux
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Caretaker, Pt. 1
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Caretaker, Pt. 2
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Parallax
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Time and Again
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-The Cloud
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Eye of the Needle    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'OC Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Dallas', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has all old 'South Park' all night.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Idris Elba.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by the movie 'The Other Woman', then the movie 'The Other Woman', again.

History has 'Road To 9/11', '102 Minutes That Changed America', and 'Hotel Ground Zero'.

IFC  -   
  [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Krysten Ritter Wears a Turtleneck and Black Boots
  [6:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Allison Janney Wears a Chambray Western Shirt and Suede Fringe 7:00AMDARK SHADOWS
  [1:30PM]    DARK SHADOWS
  [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Punk Chick
  [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Grandma's Dead
  [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Moves In
  [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
  [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Garage Sale
  [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Last Day
  [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
  [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
  [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
  [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
  [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Punk Chick
  [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Grandma's Dead
  [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Moves In
  [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
  [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Garage Sale
  [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Last Day
 [12:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor

Sundance  -   
  [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H
  [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H
  [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H
  [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H
  [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H
  [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H
  [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H
  [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H
  [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H
  [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H
  [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H
  [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H
  [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H
  [12:30PM]    M*A*S*H
  [1:00PM]    The Shawshank Redemption
  [4:00PM]    Misery
  [6:30PM]    The Silence of the Lambs
  [9:00PM]    Top of the Lake: China Girl-Chapters 3 & 4
 [11:42PM]    Top of the Lake: China Girl-Chapters 3 & 4
 [2:24AM]    The Silence of the Lambs
 [4:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Mr. McBeevee
 [5:30AM]    Barney Miller-Doomsday    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Tomorrowland', followed by the movie 'Need For Speed'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Heather Graham, Adam Conover, and Jenny Zigrino.

 [6:15 AM]      MGM Parade Show #1 (1955)
 [6:45 AM]      Speak Easily (1932)
 [8:30 AM]      Meet the Baron (1933)
 [10:00 AM]      What! No Beer? (1933)
 [11:30 AM]      Strictly Dynamite (1934)
 [1:00 PM]      Student Tour (1934)
 [2:45 PM]      Start Cheering (1938)
 [4:15 PM]      You're In The Army Now (1941)
 [5:45 PM]      Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
 [8:00 PM]      Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
 [10:30 PM]      Kidnapped (1960)
 [12:15 AM]      Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
 [12:30 AM]      Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
 [2:30 AM]      Freaky Friday (1976)
 [4:15 AM]      Candleshoe (1977)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Tuesday   -  09/12/17

TCM spends most of the night with Jennifer Jones
 [6:00 AM]      Son of the Gods (1930)
 [7:45 AM]      Manhattan Parade (1931)
 [9:15 AM]      Three Who Loved (1931)
 [10:30 AM]      Winner Take All (1932)
 [11:45 AM]      A Man's Castle (1933)
 [1:00 PM]      This Side of Heaven (1934)
 [2:30 PM]      Upper World (1934)
 [4:00 PM]      Love, Honor and Behave (1938)
 [5:30 PM]      My Bill (1938)
 [6:45 PM]      Youth Runs Wild (1944)
 [8:00 PM]      Portrait of Jennie (1948)
 [9:45 PM]      We Were Strangers (1949)
 [11:45 PM]      Madame Bovary (1949)
 [2:00 AM]      Ruby Gentry (1952)

 [3:45 AM]      Beat The Devil (1953)
 [5:30 AM]      Screen Directors Playhouse: The Dream (1956)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Protesters rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York to protest the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Many people attending the rally said the program has helped them.
Photo by William Mathis


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17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick's Photos Of 1940s New York Prove That He Was Born Genius | Bored Panda


Variety Special Writing Emmy

Samantha Bee

"This is exciting!" Samantha Bee said on stage, picking up her TBS late night franchise's very first Emmy win: Best Variety Special Writing, at tonight's Creative Arts ceremony. Bee won for her Not The White House Correspondents Dinner.

Backstage, Bee got asked for the hundredth time if Trumpworld is a late-night gold mine. And, once again she answered that as a citizen she would prefer to have less material.

In January, Bee announced her safe haven for Hollywood celebrities at an alt-White House Correspondents Dinner to be held the same night the White House Correspondents Association was scheduled to host its annual presidential roast/Hollywood petting zoo in Washington. In so doing, she robbed the correspondents association of its most obvious Plan B for its annual scholarship fundraiser, when Trump announced he was giving it a pass.

Asked back stage tonight to pick her fave late night show - really - she diplomatically noted that a lot of the people who work on her show cut their teeth on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

And, despite tonight's Emmy love, Bee said no chance she will reconsider and do a second Not The White House Correspondents Dinner. It would be redundant, she noted.

Samantha Bee


A passenger plays with cats, in a train cat cafe, held on a local train to bring awareness to the culling of stray cats, in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan September 10, 2017.
Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon


The Witness Trees of The American Civil War | Amusing Planet


Man With An Opinion

George Clooney

"Steve Bannon is a failed f-ing screenwriter, and if you've ever read [his] screenplay, it's unbelievable. Now, if he'd somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he'd still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my a- to get me to do one of his stupid-a- screenplays," Clooney said, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Entertainment Weekly noted that before Bannon joined right-wing news site Brietbart, he worked in Hollywood as a producer.

"I like picking fights," Clooney said, according to EW. "I like that Breitbart News wants to have my head. I'd be ashamed 10 years from now if those weaselly little putzes, whose voices are getting a lot higher every week as this presidency starts to look worse and worse weren't still [after me]"

Bannon is scheduled to appear on 60 Minutes, according to Entertainment Weekly. It will be his first televised interview since he left the White House in August.

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Del Toro Wins Top Prize

Venice Film Festival

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water", a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.

The film beat contenders including George Clooney's "Suburbicon" and Alexander Payne's "Downsizing" at the end of a 10-day, high-quality and star-studded movie marathon that critics said showed Venice was now on an equal footing with the widely revered Cannes film festival.

"As a Mexican, I want to say this is a first for a Mexican storyteller so I want to dedicate and give the prize to every young Mexican film-maker or Latin American film-maker that is dreaming to do something in the fantastic genre, as a fairytale, as a parable, and is faced with a lot of people saying it can't be done. It can," del Toro said.

The runner-up Grand Jury prize went to family tragedy "Foxtrot" by Israel's Samuel Maoz, while France's Xavier Legrand was picked as best director for his divorce drama "Jusqu'a la Garde" (Custody).

Charlotte Rampling received the best actress award for her performance in Italian film "Hannah", while Palestinian Kamel El Basha took the best actor prize for his role in "The Insult".

Venice Film Festival


Sailboats moored near Watson Island ride out the winds and waves as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Photo by Wilfredo Lee


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Democrat Slams Voting Restriction Efforts

Voter Fraud Probe

A Democratic member of President-for-now Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) commission to investigate voter fraud issued some of the strongest criticism yet from within the panel on efforts to make it more difficult to vote.

In a lengthy statement to the commission, Alan King, a Democratic probate judge in Alabama, criticized overzealous efforts to purge people from the voter rolls. In his statement, King wrote that while there may be some people who voted twice, there were thousands more who were removed from the rolls for no reason or had their vote suppressed. King won't be attending the panel's Tuesday meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire, because of a scheduling conflict, he told commission organizers.

"The reality is that the less affluent in our society are more prone to move and more prone to have a diminished economic position in life, just to survive. But that does not mean that officials in government should 'game the system' to deprive the less affluent from voting, simply because they may have moved from one election to another only to be stricken from the active voter list," he wrote.

This is about protecting the affluent. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that those that are affluent have a more stable type of residential situation and home life. Alan King, Alabama probate judge

King expanded on his statement in an interview with HuffPost, saying he saw aggressive voter purging as a way of disenfranchising the poor and less affluent.

Voter Fraud Probe


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Worked To Kill Rule Protecting Victims Of Data Breaches


If you want to know if you were one of the 143 million people whose data was breached in a hack of Equifax's data, the company has a website you can use to find out - but there appears to be a catch To check, you have to agree to give up your legal right to sue the company for damages. The outrage that clause has now generated could complicate the company's efforts - backed by Republican lawmakers - to block an imminent rule that would ban companies from forcing customers to agree to such provisions.

On Friday, social media users spotlighted fine print on Equifax's website that appears to force users to agree to waive their class action rights if they use the company's website to see if their personal data was exposed by the recent hack. It is precisely the kind of arbitration clause that a pending Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule is designed to outlaw - if Republicans and the Trump administration allow it to go into effect as scheduled later this month.

Federal documents reviewed by International Business Times show that in response to that 2016 rule, the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) - which says it is "the trade association which represents Equifax" - pressed regulators to back off the proposed prohibitions, saying the regulations would subject data companies to tough penalties if during a class action suit they were found to have broken the law.

In one section of the letter, CDIA declares that federal regulators "should exempt from its arbitration rule class action claims against providers of credit monitoring products." The letter asserted that allowing customers to sue companies "would not serve the public interest or the public good" because it could subject the companies to "extraordinary and draconian civil liability provisions" under current law. In another section of the letter, Equifax's lobbying group says that a rule blocking companies from forcing their customers to waive class action rights would expose credit agencies "to unmanageable class action liability that could result in full disgorgement of revenues" if companies are found to have illegally harmed their customers.

Equifax's lobbying group argued against the prohibition even as it acknowledged that a 2015 government study found "that credit reporting constituted one of the four largest product areas for class action relief" for consumers. Consumer groups countered the claims of CDIA and other rule opponents by saying the ability to file suit is necessary to protect Americans' legal rights.



A cat sleeps in the arms of a passenger in a train cat cafe, held on a local train to bring awareness to the culling of stray cats, in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Have Skyrocketed Since 2002

Heroin Deaths

The U.S. is losing more Americans lives to drugs every year than it did in the Vietnam war, the latest government figures show.

The number of heroin users spiked 230 percent from 404,000 users in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Meanwhile, the number of heroin deaths has increased by 630 percent, from 2,089 in 2002 to an estimated 13,219 in 2016, according to the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. saw more than 50,000 drug overdose deaths in 2015 --most of them related to opioids -- which is about the same number of Americans lost in the Vietnam war.

Data from the CDC suggest the number of deaths surpassed 60,000 in 2016 and could continue its trend this year. The report found 11.8 million people nationwide misused opioids last year, with 11.5 million misusing prescribed opioids, including Hydrocodone, Fentanyl, Oxycodone.

"Heroin is less expensive than prescription opioids, partially explaining the increase in heroin use," Sebastian Seiguer, CEO of emocha, told International Business Times.

Heroin Deaths


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Trift Glacier

Part of the Swiss alpine glacier Trift in the country's south collapsed Sunday, but caused no damage or casualties and residents evacuated from the area can return home, police in Valais canton said.

More than 220 people living in the ski resort of Saas-Fee had to leave their homes on Saturday as authorities feared a collapse of the glacier could trigger an ice avalanche which could reach the village.

The lower part of the glacier collapsed early Sunday but did not reach the houses, allowing residents to return and for a local road to reopen, though hiking trails remain closed, police said in a statement.

Geologists had recently noticed significant movement along the "tongue" of the Trift glacier, up to 130 centimetres (50 inches) in a single day, local authorities said.

The glacier had been under observation since October 2014, when the area was closed for three weeks. With a return to colder temperatures, the situation stabilised and the access ban was lifted.

Trift Glacier


This photo made available by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, shows Mo the sloth eating an ear of corn as it is evacuated from the Monroe County Sheriff's animal farm Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Key West, Fla. The 250 animals from the farm were relocated to the city jail.
Photo by Jeanne Selander


The Depraved Dance Marathons of the 1930s You Didn't Know About


Replacement To Cost $40 Million

Highway 1

A plan to build a road over a massive landslide that closed the world-famous scenic California coastal highway leading to Big Sur will cost about $40 million, state officials said.

The Department of Transportation announced Friday that Highway 1 could reopen by late summer next year, but the timeline for rebuilding will depend on this winter's weather.

Caltrans says the replacement road will be realigned across the slide and buttressed with embankments, berms, rock and other supports.

The Monterey Herald reports the area remains unstable and that in July Caltrans called the slide "ongoing and still active."

Highway 1


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Weekend Box Office


The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Not only is "It" now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the largest September opening of all time, the film more than doubled the earnings of the previous record holders. Before this weekend "Paranormal Activity 3" had the biggest horror opening with $52.6 million from 2011, and the highest September debut was "Hotel Transylvania 2's" $48.5 million in 2015.

With no discernable competition, save for the counter programmed opening of the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy "Home Again," which came in a very distant second with $9 million, "It" was able to dominate screens and show times at major movie theaters.

The overwhelming dominance of "It" made the rest of the charts look downright anemic. In third place was "The Hitman's Bodyguard," with $4.9 million, "Annabelle: Creation" took fourth with $4 million, and "Wind River" rounded out the top five with $3.2 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "It," $117.2 million ($62 million international).
    2."Home Again," $9 million ($955,000 international).
    3."The Hitman's Bodyguard," $4.9 million ($7.9 million international).
    4."Annabelle: Creation," $4 million ($8.6 million international).
    5."Wind River," $3.2 million ($1.2 million international).
    6."Leap!" $2.5 million.
    7."Spider-Man: Homecoming," $2 million ($71.8 million international).
    8."Dunkirk," $2 million ($13.5 million international).
    9."Logan Lucky," $1.8 million ($1.7 million international).
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