Henry Rollins: The Presidential Debates Are About Ratings, Not Politics (LA Weekly)
I watched as much of the presidential debate as I could before remembering life is short and there are a lot of options. I know that for some, it was one of those "get your popcorn and settle in" opportunities. But for me, it was just more of what I already know and an absolute waste of time. I blame it all on how the O.J. Simpson case was turned into a soap opera.
Michael Gregor, MD: How to Design Saturated Fat Studies to Hide the Truth (NutritionFacts.org)
These ward experiments were done in 1965; meaning we've known for 50 years that even if you keep calorie intake the same, increases in saturated fat intake are associated with highly significant increases in LDL bad cholesterol. Your good cholesterol goes up a bit too, but that increase is smaller than the increase in bad, which would translate into increased heart disease risk.
In Norse mythology, Sleipnir (Old Norse "slippy" or "the slipper") is an eight-leggedhorse. Sleipnir is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Sleipnir is Odin's steed, is the child of Loki and Svaðilfari, is described as the best of all horses, and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel. The Prose Edda contains extended information regarding the circumstances of Sleipnir's birth, and details that he is grey in color.
Alan J was first and correct with:
The combination of a little girl's dreams and fears
An eight legged equine. A cross of horse and spider.
DJ Useo said:
I've always enjoyed mythologies & the Norse ones are my faves. I know well that he had 8 legs. ( & 4 stomachs )
@Joe S - Praise & congrats to your Daughter-in-law Athanasian for that impressive award you mentioned yesterday.
Legendary eight-legged horse
Joe S took the day off.
Deborah took the day off.
Dale of Spectacular Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
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.
Started to watch the debate, but was driven away by the sniffling.
That's a sick man.
CBS opens the night with a FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Kevin Can Wait', then a FRESH'2 Broke Girls', followed by a FRESH'2 Broke Girls', then a FRESH'Scorpion'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 8/22/16) are Amy Schumer, Omari Hardwick, and Michaela Watkins.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 9/15/16) are Renee Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Jimmy Kimmel, and CL.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Timeless'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Taraji P. Henson, David Harbour, Phish, and Doyle Bramhall II.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Sarah Silverman, Jake Tapper, Thaddeus Dixon, and Corey Glover & Vernon Reid.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Mekhi Phifer, Band of Skulls, and Jen D'Angelo.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH'Conviction'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Don Rickles, John Stamos, and Two Door Cinema Club.
The CW offers a FRESH'Supergirl', followed by a RERUN'No Tomorrow'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Lucifer'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH'Harry'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', and 'The Killing Of JonBenet: Her Father Speaks'.
AMC offers the movie '2012', followed by the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
[6:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-An Epic Journey
[7:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Winter
[8:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Ends of the Earth
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: THE SNOWMEN
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 6-The Bells of Saint John
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 14-Clues
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 15-First Contact
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 16-Galaxy's Child
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Vengeance Factor
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-The Defector
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Hunted
[6:00PM] DR. NO (1962)
[8:30PM] FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
[11:00PM] DR. NO (1962)
[1:30AM] FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 16-Galaxy's Child
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'OC Social', 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', then a FRESH'Yours, Mine Or Ours', another 'Yours, Mine Or Ours', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Coming To America' and 2 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Rep. Xavier Becerra.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Brian Posehn, Danielle Panabaker, and Kurt Braunohler.
FX has the movie 'The Equalizer', followed by the movie 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'.
History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'American Pickers', then a FRESH'Lone Star Restoration'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Judd Apatow Wears a Polo and Blue Suede Shoes
[6:15AM] FIRST BLOOD
[8:15AM] FIRST BLOOD
[10:15AM] THE PATRIOT
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Surprise, Surprise
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Winter
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Don't Lie to Me
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Can't You Hear Me Knocking
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Street Fighting Man
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's All Over Now
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-On With the Show
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Down the Road Apiece
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who's Been Sleeping Here
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Surprise, Surprise
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Winter
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Don't Lie to Me
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Can't You Hear Me Knocking
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Street Fighting Man
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's All Over Now
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-On With the Show
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Down the Road Apiece
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who's Been Sleeping Here
[4:00AM] BRAVEHEART (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Apollo 13
[9:00AM] Million Dollar Baby
[2:30PM] Days of Thunder
[5:00PM] King Kong
[9:00PM] U.S. Marshals
[12:00AM] The Fighter
[2:30AM] Million Dollar Baby
[5:30AM] Confidence (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse', followed by the movie 'Resident Evil: Afterlife'.
NBC News is suspending "Today" show host Billy Bush in the wake of a leaked video of Bush and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women.
"Let me be clear - there is simply no excuse for Billy's language and behavior on that tape," NBC executive Noah Oppenheim said in a memo to staff members, according to multiple news outlets. "NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter."
In the video from 2005, Bush, then a host of "Access Hollywood," was heard laughing as Trump described his attempts to seduce women. Their attention turned to "Days of Our Lives" actress Arianne Zucker, standing outside their bus.
"Sheesh, your girl's hot as s---, in the purple," Bush is heard saying. "Those legs, all I can see is the legs."
"When you're a star they let you do it," Trump said. "You can do anything. … Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything."
A proposal to stop sales of new combustion-engine cars by 2030 has gained cross-party support in Germany's Bundesrat, the country's upper house of parliament, Der Spiegel reported.
German lawmakers should urge their counterparts in Brussels to push incentives for only zero-emission vehicles to be registered by 2030, the weekly newsmagazine said, citing a decision taken in a Bundesrat meeting.
"If the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions is to be taken seriously, no new combustion engine cars should be allowed on roads after 2030," it quoted Greens party lawmaker Oliver Krischer as saying.
A switch to sales of only zero-emission cars puts thousands of German auto industry jobs at risk since the powertrain of an electric car requires only a tenth of the staff to be assembled when compared with a combustion-engined equivalent, which needs more workers to assemble cylinders, spark plugs, and gearboxes.
Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a published commentary that when his time comes, he would "want the option of an assisted death".
The 85-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has been living with prostate cancer for nearly 20 years, reiterated his support for assisted dying in an opinion piece published on the Washington Post on his 85th birthday.
Tutu came out in support of assisted dying in 2014 but was more ambiguous about whether he personally wanted that option.
"I believe that terminally ill people should be treated with the same compassion and fairness when it comes to their deaths. Dying people should have the right to choose how and when they leave Mother Earth," Tutu wrote.
"I have prepared for my death and have made it clear that I do not wish to be kept alive at all costs. I hope I am treated with compassion and allowed to pass on to the next phase of life's journey in the manner of my choice," he wrote.
Prince Leka, the sole descendant of Albania's last king, married popular actress Elia Zaharia on Saturday in a ceremony attended by the Spanish queen and several former royals.
It was the first wedding in Tirana of a member of the deposed royal family since 1938. Leka's grandfather Zog I, fled when Italian Fascist troops invaded Albania in 1939, a year after his wedding with Hungary's princess Geraldine Apponyi.
The 33-year old bride, who studied theatre in Paris, is a famous actress in Albania.
More than 20 current and erstwhile royals attended, including Spain's Queen Sofia, Iran's former empress Farah Diba, Prince Mihailo Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia and Princess Margarita of Romania.
Prince Leka, 34, is a graduate from Britain's Sandhurst military academy, and is an adviser to Albania's foreign minister.
The firing of a teacher's aide in Forsyth County, Ga., the censuring of a small-town mayor in Pennsylvania, the arrest of an East Tennessee State University student - all three after comparing black people to apes.
These recent examples of blatant racism have been met by swift public condemnation. Americans, on the whole, remain firmly intolerant of intolerance.
But shudders of racist sentiments in times of civil unrest are hardly new, and the current bout is noteworthy, say some ethicists and historians.
The racist speech is accompanied by an emboldening of white supremacist groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan - which grew from 72 chapters in 2014 to 190 last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. They've been actively recruiting, leafleting lawns and sidewalks in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and California. And former Grand Wizard David Duke is running for the Senate in Louisiana, saying his platform has "become the GOP mainstream."
The trend is partly a new age manifestation of age-old problems - in essence transferring what used to be anonymous wall scribbles to the center of the public square. Indeed, some are seeing the First Amendment right to free speech as an invitation to incite.
Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people.
The effort is seen as an evolution in computing that allows users to interact with machines in natural conversation style, telling devices to tend to tasks such as ordering goods, checking traffic, making restaurant reservations or searching for information.
The artificial intelligence (AI) component in these programs aims to make create a world in which everyone can have a virtual aide that gets to know them better with each interaction.
Google is making a high-profile push into AI, with the internet titan's chief referring to it as a force for change as powerful as powerful as smartphones.
Facebook, heavily investing in artificial intelligence, is widely believed to be working on a personal assistant with the codename "M."
Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted early on Saturday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, spewing volcanic ash 11,000 meters (7 miles) into the sky.
Police and municipal governments said there were no reports of injuries from the eruption, which began at 1:46 a.m. local time (1646 GMT Friday) on one of the peaks of the 1,592-metre (5,222 feet) mountain in Kumamoto Prefecture.
It was the first "explosive eruption" at the peak since January 1980, according to the meteorological agency.
The agency raised the alert level for the volcano to level 3 on a scale of 5, telling people not to approach the mountain and warning of falling rocks. It also warned of falling ash in 10 prefectures.
TV footage showed volcanic ash had accumulated on cars, houses and roads in the city of Aso and ash was falling as far as 320 km (200 miles) away, Japanese media said.
Pacific walrus are beginning to come ashore near a remote community on Alaska's northwest coast in what's become an annual marine mammal phenomenon caused by a warming climate.
The massive animals have gathered by the thousands each fall on a barrier island near the Inupiat Eskimo village of Point Lay in recent years. Last year, 35,000 walrus hauled out on the rocky beach.
Villagers notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday that the walrus have begun arriving and that about 1,000 are gathered on the island so far, said spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros.
Walrus prefer resting on sea ice to look out for predators such as polar bears. But in 2007, they began coming ashore on the northwest Alaska coast because of receding summer sea ice as Arctic temperatures have warmed.
In a statement, the village tribal council asked that people leave the walrus alone. The council wrote it is concerned about the animals because they are subject to stampedes that can kill the youngest walrus.
Propelled by the popularity of Paula Hawkins' best-seller, the fast-tracked big-screen adaptation of "The Girl on the Train" led North American theaters in ticket sales with $24.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Less successful was Nate Parker's Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation," which moviegoers largely greeted with a shrug after a 17-year-old rape allegation resurfaced against its star and director.
"The Girl on the Train," a psychological thriller starring Emily Blunt, appealed significantly to female moviegoers, who made up 68 percent of the audience, according to the film's distributer, Universal Pictures. The film, directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), is about an alcoholic suburbanite woman who becomes embroiled in a mysterious disappearance.
Also opening in wide release was the CBS Films and Lionsgate release "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," based on the James Patterson books about a teenager who terrorizes his principal with pranks. It debuted with $6.9 million.
Last week's top film, Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children," slid to second place with $15 million in its second week for 20th Century Fox. The Lionsgate real-life disaster film "Deepwater Horizon" took in $11.8 million in its second week.
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. "The Girl on the Train," $24.7 million ($16.5 million international).
2. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," $15 million ($42.5 million international).
3. "Deepwater Horizon," $11.8 million ($10.6 million international).
4. "The Magnificent Seven," $9.2 million ($6.9 million international).
5. "Storks," $8.5 million ($9.7 million international).
6. "The Birth of a Nation," $7.1 million.
7. "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," $6.9 million.
8. "Sully," $5.3 million ($3.2 million international).
9. "Masterminds," $4.1 million.
10. "Queen of Katwe," $1.6 million.
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