BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 2 October, 2017


2 October, 2017

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Henry Rollins: Thanks to Trump, the U.S. Is Sitting Out the 21st Century (LA Weekly)
Putin's favorite chew toy, comrade Trump, might have finally bitten off a chunk of prime Americana that even he is incapable of swallowing.

Dan Hopper: How The Actual 'Spoiled Elite' Try To Silence Helpful Celebs (Cracked)
But Rex Tillerson, our secretary of State, was an ExxonMobil CEO who received a $180 million severance package. Betsy DeVos, our Education secretary, has a father-in-law worth $5.4 billion, and who is the 88th-richest person in the entire country. These people are orders of magnitude more "elite" than professional athletes and talk show hosts, and we've appointed them to positions of far greater influence. Should we all pile on these two anytime they open their mouths to offer any opinion other than "I am so gracious for being wealthy"?

Daniel Politi: Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump Over Puerto Rico: "You're Going Straight to Hell" (Slate)
President Donald Trump was on the receiving end of lots of criticism on Saturday after he went on a Twitter rant against Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital of San Juan. Trump said the mayor had been told by Democrats "that you must be nasty to Trump" and then criticized leaders in Puerto Rico who "want everything to be done for them." Many were flabbergasted and did not hide their feelings.

Daniel Politi: "The Most Powerful … Signs From Saturday's Marches Against Racial Injustice" (Slate)
"We're not trying to start a race war. We're trying to end one." "I need Democrats and Republicans to love my black life as much as they love my vote." "I don't want to be another hashtag."

Mark Joseph Stern: Neil Gorsuch just showed his commitment to racial equality is about as strong as Trump's (Slate)
On Tuesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked Georgia's execution of Keith Tharpe, a black man who was sentenced to death by a jury that was tainted by egregious racism. One juror referred to Tharpe as a "nigger" and questioned "if black people even have souls," raising grave doubts about the constitutionality of Tharpe's sentence. While six justices voted to halt the execution, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch voted to let Georgia proceed. Gorsuch's vote provides the clearest evidence yet that the justice's professed belief in racial equality is no more sincere than that of the president who appointed him.

Johnny Smith: Vince Lombardi Would Be Proud (Slate)
The legendary Green Bay Packers coach disliked protests, but he was a champion for racial justice.

Willa Paskin: Will & Grace Is Still a Show America Needs (Slate)
Because now it's a sharp comedy about white, moneyed, liberal hypocrisy.

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Former British PM Tony Blair Wants to Restore Pope Benedict XVI


Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What country leads the world in the production of sesame seeds?

       Tanzania (or India or Burma)                                                      Source

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum, also called benne. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods or "buns". The world harvested 6.2 million metric tonnes of sesame seeds in 2014, with Tanzania, India, and Sudan as the largest producers.

Sesame seed is one of the oldest oilseed crops known, domesticated well over 3000 years ago. Sesamum has many other species, most being wild and native to sub-Saharan Africa. Sesamum indicum, the cultivated type, originated in India and is tolerant to drought-like conditions, growing where other crops fail.

In 2014, world production of sesame seeds was 6.2 million tonnes, led by Tanzania, India, and Sudan.        Source

India - Top Sesame Seed Producing Countries In the World -        Source

Burma - The Top 5 Sesame Seed Producing Countries        Source

Mark. was first with:
   India is the top sesame seed producing country.

Randall wrote:
   India seems to be the largest producer of sesame seeds

Alan J answered:

Deborah said:
   Is it India (again)? Because China (again) seems too obvious. Otherwise, I don't know.
  The puppy woke us up at 5:30. On Sunday. He has much to learn about weekends.

David of Moon Valley replied:
   Top 5 of Anything says Myanmar

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

John I from Hawai`i says,

Adam answered:

Billy in Cypress wrote:
   As of 2016, Myanmar- Myanmar is the leading sesame seeds producer in the world and produces 18.3% of the total sesame seeds produced on an annual basis. As far as the exact numbers are concerned, Myanmar produces 890000 metric tons of these seeds every year.

zorch replied:

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

Joe S     took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Rosemary in Columbus took the day off.

George M. took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

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

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




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Michelle in AZ

Twitter: Trump first intended to do nothing for Puerto Rico. "We were all stunned" [4 UPDATES]

Feeding Puerto Rico

Breaking the silence: Groundswell of Christian evangelical leaders demand Trump reject the alt-right

Caligula Redux

15-year-old boy in San Juan raising funds for solar lamps - Sep. 30, 2017

Want to Know What Divides This Country? Come to Alabama - The New York Times

What the Cubs Could Teach the President - The New York Times

China Fears India May Be Edging It Out in Culture Battle - The New York Times

In Puerto Rico's "Town of the Forgotten," Residents Are Desperate for FEMA to Show Up - Mother Jones

After Hurricane's Wrath, Puerto Rico's Green Forests Turn Bare Brown : NPR

The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience : NPR

Ancient Egyptian Animals Had a Place in the Afterlife. Here's Why. - The New York Times

Trump called San Juan's mayor a weak leader. Here's what her leadership looks like. - SFGate

Thanks, Michelle!



Bonus Links

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How Badly Is Neil Gorsuch Annoying the Other Supreme Court Justices? | The New Yorker

Neil Gorsuch Is Paying Off For Trump So Far | FiveThirtyEight

Trump calls San Juan mayor 'ingrate' in propaganda war over Puerto Rico relief - ThinkProgress

In Puerto Rico's "Town of the Forgotten," Residents Are Desperate for FEMA to Show Up - Mother Jones

Puerto Rico is all our worst fears about Trump coming real - Vox

White House: San Juan mayor 'might be too busy doing TV' to meet with Trump | TheHill

Mnuchin on Trump's feud with San Juan mayor: She attacked, he attacked back | TheHill

Trump's Puerto Rico response tests the limits of his fondness for grudges - POLITICO

Republican senator calls health care, food, and shelter a 'privilege' - ThinkProgress

Trump dismisses criticism of Puerto Rico response as 'fake news,' spends afternoon watching golf - ThinkProgress

We Are Being Held Hostage to Unpopular Conservative Thinking: 7 Reasons Our Democracy Fails | Alternet

How the Republican Party Has Conned America for Over 30 Years | Alternet

Here are More than 1,000 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government | ProPublica

Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday - CNNPolitics



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

Currently, I can do a pretty mean impersonation of a barking seal.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH '9JKL', then a FRESH 'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a FRESH 'Me, Myself & I', then a FRESH 'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Pierce Brosnan, Jason Alexander, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Debra Messing, Jay Pharoah, Elizabeth Gillies, and the Shins.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'The Brave'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, and Miley Cyrus.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Michael Strahan, Justin Hartley, Tash Sultana, and Gene Hoglan.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Sarah Wright Olsen, Best Coast, and Natalie Alyn Lind.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'The Good Doctor'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Anthony Anderson, Alex Rodriguez, and 21 Savage.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Lucifer', followed by a FRESH 'The Gifted'.

MY has 'Page Six TV', followed by 'Top 30', then an old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'The First 48', 'ISIS: Rise Of Terror', and 'City Of Ghosts'.

AMC offers the movie 'Pulp Fiction', followed by the movie 'The Godfather'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH II - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Grasslands
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH II - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Cities
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-The Hungry Earth-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Cold Blood-Part 2.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Vincent and The Doctor
 [12:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-The Lodger
 [1:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 21-Deadlock
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 22-Innocence
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 23-The Thaw
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 25-Resolutions
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 26-Basics, Pt. 1
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Basics, Pt. 2
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-Flashback
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-The Chute
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 21-Deadlock
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 22-Innocence
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 23-The Thaw
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 25-Resolutions
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 26-Basics, Pt. 1
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Basics, Pt. 2     (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'.

Comedy Central has all old 'South Park' all night.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Robin Thede.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Opposition is Asha Rangappa.

FX has the movie 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes', followed by the movie 'R.I.P.D.'.

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

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Says Cheese
 [6:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Hot Cousin
 [7:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Tornado Prom
 [7:30AM]    DREDD
 [9:30AM]    THE COMPANY-Episode 1
 [12:00PM]    THE COMPANY-Episode 2
 [2:00PM]    THE COMPANY-Episode 3
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Uncomfortable Ball Stuff
 [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Story
 [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Forgotten Son
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red and Stacey
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Third Wheel
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-An Eric Forman Christmas
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Says Cheese
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Hot Cousin
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Tornado Prom
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Uncomfortable Ball Stuff
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Story
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Forgotten Son
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red and Stacey
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Third Wheel
 [12:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-An Eric Forman Christmas
 [1:30AM]    BRAKE
 [3:30AM]    THE COMPANY-Episode 1     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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]    Black Dog
 [3:00PM]    The Grey
 [5:30PM]    Tomorrow Never Dies
 [8:00PM]    The Spy Who Loved Me
 [11:00PM]    The Living Daylights
 [2:00AM]    Easy Rider
 [4:00AM]    The Samaritan    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Green Lantern', followed by the movie 'Hollow Man'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Adam Scott, Marsai Martin, and Grouplove.

 [6:00 AM]      The Opposite Sex (1956)
 [8:15 AM]      Father Of The Bride (1950)
 [10:00 AM]      George White's Scandals (1945)
 [11:45 AM]      Humoresque (1946)
 [2:00 PM]      The Constant Nymph (1943)
 [4:00 PM]      The Unsuspected (1947)
 [5:45 PM]      The Public Enemy (1931)
 [7:15 PM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Joan Allen (2008)
 [8:00 PM]      Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)    SILENT 
 [10:30 PM]      A Star Is Born (1937)
 [12:30 AM]      The Women (1939)
 [3:00 AM]      Camille (1937)
 [5:00 AM]      Dynamite (1929)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Tuesday   -  10/03/17

 [7:15 AM]      Montana Belle (1952)
 [8:45 AM]      Riders of the Range (1950)
 [10:00 AM]      The Bandit Trail (1941)
 [11:15 AM]      Trail Guide (1952)
 [12:30 PM]      Rustlers (1949)
 [1:45 PM]      The Forty-Niners (1954)
 [3:00 PM]      Station West (1948)
 [4:30 PM]      The Last Challenge (1967)
 [6:15 PM]      Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
 [8:00 PM]      Frankenstein (1931)
 [9:30 PM]      Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
 [11:00 PM]      The Mummy (1932)
 [12:30 AM]      The Wolf Man (1941)
 [2:00 AM]      Island of Lost Souls (1933)
 [3:30 AM]      The Black Cat (1934)
 [4:45 AM]      The Invisible Man (1933)    (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival, in which devotees worship Hindu goddess Durga, at Surat in the western state of Gujarat, India, Sept. 28, 2017.
Photo by Amit Dave


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'SNL' Season Premiere

Michael Che

The season premiere of Saturday Night Live occurred on an ordinary weekend, which is to say, a weekend during which President Trump tweeted something embarrassing for America. Trump emitted an awful attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, saying that she'd been "told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump" - this, in the midst of Puerto Rico's ongoing posthurricane crisis and his own golf weekend. On SNL, during the "Weekend Update" segment, Michael Che pared his response to the bare minimum of contempt to achieve the maximum effect.

Addressing Trump, Che used language the president could understand, saying sarcastically, "Oh, really, Donald, you bitch? Was she nasty to you?" (Trump opened that door when he called Colin Kaepernick a "son of a bitch" in his Alabama rally.) Che elaborated further: "Write [Puerto Rico] a check with our money, you cheap cracker. … In one month, you've mishandled Puerto Rico, DACA, and the NFL. It's like whenever anybody darker than your golf pants has a problem, you're thinking, 'How can I make this worse?'"

We've arrived at a time when humor or satire is almost pointless in the face of what comes out of the president. SNL recently won multiple Emmy awards that might seem to deny what I just said - doesn't Alec Baldwin's success in this arena prove the country "needs" amusement in this time of governmental emergency? No, not really. This week's opening sketch found Baldwin doing the same old Trump pucker-face, with Kate McKinnon doing her winsome Jeff Sessions. Aidy Bryant tried out her Sarah Sanders impression. As usual, the sketch wasn't written so much as it merely transcribed many of the things the people being impersonated have actually said. Because in reaction to what this administration tells us, jokes are superfluous. Anger and gestures are a couple of the only possible effective responses.

Thus, music guest Jay-Z, during his performance of "Bam," wore a jersey that read "COLIN K" on one side. Jay-Z and Che were the only performers on SNL this night who embodied the terrible fix in which President Trump has placed public American figures - entertainers and athletes - who now must sometimes forsake entertainment simply to communicate disgust and alarm.

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A devotee offers sweets to an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga while offering prayers on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 30, 2017.
Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri


Rise of the Synthesizer: How an Electronics Whiz Kid Gave the 1980s Its Signature Sound | Collectors Weekly


Photo In Waist-Deep Water

Carmen Yulín Cruz

A picture emerged on the internet Saturday of Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, searching for Hurricane Maria victims. Cruz is depicted holding a megaphone in her left hand as she stands in waist-deep flood water. She held in her right hand the hand of a civilian in a canoe.

"I know there are Trump voters who are not okay with him treating Puerto Rico this way (here's the mayor he's attacking)," Journalist Mark Harris wrote of Cruz's actions in a tweet Saturday. "Please speak up."

The image comes on the heels of remarks President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) made on Twitter over Cruz's "poor" leadership skills. Trump claimed that the Puerto Rican officials want "everything to be done for them," but alleged that federal workers on-site are doing a "fantastic job."

Trump's administration actively worked with Puerto Rican officials ahead of Hurrican Maria's devastation, at first. The U.S. president's trip to a New Jersey golf course is said to have delayed the island's intended aid, according to reports. This elicited a response from "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter Saturday, saying, "[Cruz] has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING."

Puerto Ricans have been left to fend for themselves. Many residents are without food and water. Power is unlikely to be restored for up to six months because time is needed to repair the electric grid.

Carmen Yulín Cruz


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25th Anniversary

Cartoon Network

Sunday marks a quarter century since the Cartoon Network burst upon the pastel-colored landscape of American television animation, redefining the way kids' entertainment was beamed into homes.

Launched when ratings for morning cartoons were dropping and "The Simpsons" was starting to dominate primetime, many thought Turner Broadcasting Systems's $320 million purchase of the Hanna-Barbera library was lunacy.

But Ted Turner, whose company already owned extensive back catalogues from MGM and Warner Bros., believed there was a gap in the market for a round-the-clock, seven-day channel showing cartoons that young and old could enjoy.

His vision has been spectacularly vindicated, with CN growing from a modest start-up to one of cable TV's most popular programmers, seen in around 100 million American homes and in more than 170 other countries.

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Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga into the Bay of Bengal on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chennai, India, Sept. 30, 2017 .
Photo by P. Ravikumar


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Dunkirk-Style Evacuation


Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano.

The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday.

The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation's largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air by New Zealand vulcanologist Brad Scott who flew over the volcano on Saturday.

Crowds of islanders from at least three evacuation points on the island have begun boarding a flotilla of ships including ferries, canoes and commercial vessels for the safety of surrounding islands Maewo, Pentecost and Santo.

The Vanuatu Government wants all 11,000 islanders evacuated by Oct. 6.



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U.S. Quietly Announces Plan To Monitor


The Department of Homeland Security intends to monitor the social media accounts and internet search history of legal immigrants as part of a new tracking system set to roll out next month.

The policy applies to not just immigration applicants, but also to naturalized U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. It goes into effect on Oct. 18, the same day that the latest iteration of President-for-now Donald Trump's (R-Odious) travel ban is set begin.

First reported by BuzzFeed, the new rule was quietly published in the Federal Register last week. It's an update to the Alien File, also known as an A-File, which is the official record-keeping system for an individual going through the immigration system. Until now, A-Files could be kept in either paper or electronic form. Now, the rule says, these records can be kept on paper, electronically or through some paper-electronic combination.

And the information that's now going to be kept in A-Files includes the country of nationality, country of residence, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service online account number, social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results.

It's unclear how DHS plans to collect social media handles and search results from people, although the rule does say it plans to "expand data elements used to retrieve records."



Bangladeshi Hindu devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga to immerse it on the last day of Durga Puja festival on the bank of the River Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.
Photo by A.M. Ahad


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War Against The Media


While residents of Puerto Rico struggle to get access to basic necessities like potable water and food, President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Crooked) has launched a full-fledged attack on the news media and, even more concerning, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city, made several emotional pleas this week to the media, tearfully begging for the government to provide more aid to the islands residents and for private citizens to make calls to Congress or to donate money or time.

Trump responded to Cruz's cries for help in the way he typically does when he reads something that makes his administration look bad: He launched a Twitter rant against Cruz and then blamed "fake news."

But instead of focusing on providing aid to the U.S. territory, Trump is trying to peddle Puerto Rico's devastation and dire need for help as a direct attack from all of the groups that he's deemed the opposition, from "fake news" to the Democrats and, now, the "poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan."

This isn't the first time that Trump has used a national crisis to attack the news media.



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Puerto Rico


President-for-now Trump (R-Loathsome) continues to praise his administration's response to the humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico - and dismiss his critics as ungrateful.

"We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico," Trump wrote in a series of tweets early Sunday. "Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates, people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected for safety."

Trump added: "Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders. Fantastic job!"

The tweets came a day after the president attacked San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruzover what he implied was insufficient gratitude for the federal help in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which tore across the U.S. island territory on Sept. 20, killing at least 16 people and leaving millions without power, food and water.

It's not clear what, exactly, caused Trump to lash out against Cruz. During a CNN interview the day before, Cruz was asked to react to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke's assertion that the White House's response to the storm was a "good-news story" because of the "limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane."



Indian boys pull an idol of Hindu goddess Durga to shore to clean up the temporary water body beside the Ganges river, after immersion of Durga idols by Hindu devotees in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh


Dozens of Rice Varieties Form Colorful Drawings in the Fields of Inakadate, Japan | Colossal


'Burqa Ban' Law Comes Into Force


A law that forbids any kind of full-face covering, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, has come into force in Austria.

Starting Sunday, wearing a ski mask off the slopes, a surgical mask outside hospitals and party masks in public is prohibited.

The law, popularly known as the "Burqa Ban," is mostly seen as a directed at the dress worn by some ultra-conservative Muslim women.

Violations carry a possible fine of 150 euros (nearly $180.) Police are authorized to use force if people resist showing their faces.

Only a small number of Muslim women in Austria wear full-face veils, but they have become a target for right-wing groups and political parties.



Africa's Unique Volcano: Ol Doinyo Lengai ~ Kuriositas


Weekend Box Office


After dipping to No. 2 last weekend, "It" has regained control of the North American box office in its fourth weekend in theaters.

The movie beat out the new Tom Cruise film "American Made" and "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." But it was a close race that could shift when studios report actual weekend totals on Monday.

"The Lego Ninjago Movie" took fourth place with $12 million, while the "Flatliners" remake opened to a cold $6.7 million for a fifth place start.

The weekend closes out what is looking to be a record-breaking September at the box office, although the year is still down about 4.7 percent from 2016.

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," $17.3 million ($35.6 million international).
    2."American Made," $17 million ($3.8 million international).
    3."Kingsman: The Golden Circle," $17 million ($50.5 million international).
    4."The Lego Ninjago Movie," $12 million ($10.6 million international).
    5."Flatliners," $6.7 million ($3.1 million international).
    6."Battle of the Sexes," $3.4 million.
    7."American Assassin," $3.3 million ($2.2 million international)
    8."Home Again," $1.8 million ($870,000 international).
    9."Til Death Do Us Part," $1.5 million.
   10."mother!" $1.5 million ($4 million international).



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