Lenore Skenazy: Latchkey Kids Suddenly Illegal (Creators Syndicate)
An 8-year-old cannot stay home alone, even for two hours after school, the Supreme Court of British Columbia just ruled. A mom had been doing just that, without any problems, until a social worker was alerted to the situation (possibly by the woman's husband, from whom she is separated).
Robert Evans: 7 Things You Learn As A Cop Doing Prostitution Stings (Cracked)
Where you have people, you will have prostitution. That's been an immutable law for however long civilization has been around. But now, where there are prostitutes, there are also police officers doing their best to bust them and their clients. We've talked with several illegal sex workers over the years, but we recently had a chance to sit down with a pair of police officers -- John and Jane -- who carried out sting operations against street-level prostitutes in a large American city. Here's what we learned ...
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. On January 31, 1957, a proclamation was issued stating Thanksgiving was to be "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed."
Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in most jurisdictions of Canada, with the exceptions being the Atlantic provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, where it is an optional holiday. Companies that are regulated by thefederal government (such as those in the telecommunications and banking sectors) recognize the holiday regardless of its provincial status.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, was first, and correct, with:
Monday, October 12
Thankful-For-Beer Lois Of Oregon responded:
Canada has it's Thanksgiving Day in honor of a lost explorer on the same day 'Merica has it's day to honor a lost explorer. The Canadian guy was undoubtedly more polite than Columbus. Personally, I couldn't care less about ANY holiday. As George Carlin said: "I leave symbols to the symbol-minded."
Joe S wrote:
Second Monday in October, hey wait!. That's today. I've already wished my Canadian friends Happy Thanksgiving.
STEPHEN F took the day off.
Deborah took the day off.
John I from Hawai'i took the day off.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
Here is a new episode that is pretty good. It has a Clip of The Week audio segment
"The Great Wall Of Trump" that is being well received.
"The Performance Review Episode" (Aired 10-8-15) Featuring Comedian Kathy Griffin,
(Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Pulp Fiction, Suddenly Susan). Actor Jay Mohr,
(Jerry Maguire, Small Soldiers, Pay It Forward, Saturday Night Live). Musical guest:
Trees and Timber don't forget about The Post Show Report with Lawrence. It's TV on
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.
If one more person says "but it's a dry heat", I'm gonna rip out their lungs then visit Pinterest to look for a DIY bagpipe project.
CBS opens the night with a FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Carey Mulligan, Elvis Costello, and Darlene Love.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Aaron Sorkin and Bradley Whitford.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by FRESH'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Clive Owen, Gabrielle Union, Neon Indian, and Jazmine Sullivan.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Olivia Wilde, Grant Gustin, and the Vamps.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Tennis, and Taissa Farmiga.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Kirsten Dunst, Nathan Fielder, and Purity Ring.
The CW offers a FRESH'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', followed by a FRESH'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Minority Report'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'Independence Day', followed by the movie 'Independence Day', again.
[6:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 3
[7:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 1
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 6 - Clubway 41
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 10 - Sante La Brea
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 5 - Time Heist
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 6 - The Caretaker
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 19 - Genesis
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 20 - Journey's End
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 1
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 2
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 3
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 4
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 5
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 6
[8:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1
[9:00PM] Top Gear: Best of All - Jeremy, James and Richard NEW- Ep 2
[10:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 1
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 2
[12:00AM] Top Gear: Best of All - Jeremy, James and Richard-Ep 2
[1:00AM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 3
[2:00AM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 4
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 5
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 6
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives of OC', followed by a FRESH'OC Social', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Ladies Of London', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Steve Agee, Colin Hanks, and Megan Neuringer.
FX has the movie 'Captain Phillips', followed by a FRESH'Fargo'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', followed by the FRESH'Inside Alcatraz: Legends Of The Rock', then a FRESH'Alcatraz: Search For The Truth'.
[6:30AM] BENDERS-WAKE 'EM UP
[7:00AM] GIGI DOES IT-GLOCK SCHLOCK
[7:30AM] GIGI DOES IT-CALL YOUR GRANDMA
[8:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PILOT
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S BIRTHDAY
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-STREAKING
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-BATTLE OF THE SEXISTS
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S BURGER JOB
[10:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE KEG
[11:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THAT DISCO EPISODE
[11:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-DRIVE-IN
[12:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THANKSGIVING
[12:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
[1:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S BUDDY
[1:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER
[2:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-SKI TRIP
[2:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-STOLEN CAR
[3:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THAT WRESTLING SHOW
[3:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE FIRST DATE
[4:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PILL
[4:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE CAREER DAY
[5:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-PROM NIGHT
[5:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-A NEW HOPE
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-WATER TOWER
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-PUNK CHICK
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-GRANDMA'S DEAD
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-HYDE MOVES IN
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE GOOD SON
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-GARAGE SALE
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-RED'S LAST DAY
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE VELVET ROPE
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-LAURIE AND THE PROFESSOR
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-HALLOWEEN
[11:00PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
[1:00AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE
[3:00AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD WEARS AN A-LINE SKIRT AND POINTY BLACK BOOTS
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-FRED ARMISEN (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Missing Person
[8:00AM] Lions for Lambs
[10:00AM] A Few Good Men
[1:00PM] Law & Order-Harvest
[2:00PM] Law & Order-Nullification
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Blood
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Burned
[5:00PM] The Godfather
[9:00PM] The Godfather, Part II
[1:30AM] Cinderella Man
[4:30AM] Right at Your Door (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Conjuring', followed by the movie 'Orphan'.
On a RERUNConan (from 5/19/15) are Steven Ho, Brittany Snow, and Incubus.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Black Mass, as part of the London film festival in London, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.
Photo by Joel Ryan
A monument to black civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is planned for the top of Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, home to a giant carving depicting three heroes of the pro-slavery Confederacy, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Park officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the monument to King would feature a replica of the Liberty Bell with the inscription "Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia," a line from his 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech. King was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The park, with family attractions, hiking trails and historical exhibits, is on a site that is considered the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group, which was revived during the 1960's civil rights movement.
But Stone Mountain is best known for the "Confederate Mount Rushmore," a 90-ft (27 m) relief sculpture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The trio were leading figures of the rebel Southern states that fought in the Civil War of 1861-65.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events.
Attorneys for Tyler sent a second cease-and-desist letter to Trump's campaign committee on Saturday.
The letter says that Trump does "not have our client's permission to use 'Dream On'" or any of Tyler's other songs and that it "gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump's presidential bid."
Tyler, who is a registered Republican, attended the GOP contenders' first debate in August.
Actor Sean Astin prepares his bike before the start of the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship Presented by GoPro in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Astin will compete in the IRONMAN alongside athletes from across the globe.
Photo by Marco Garcia
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill that will automatically enroll citizens in the most populous U.S. state on voter rolls when they obtain or renew driver's licenses, his office said.
Lorena Gonzalez, a Democratic assemblywoman who authored the legislation, had said it could increase the state's voter base by millions of people.
The California legislation resembles the so-called Motor Voter bill signed into law earlier this year in Oregon, which became the first state in the nation to make voter registration automatic through its Department of Motor Vehicles.
Voters in California generally support liberal candidates. More than 43 percent of the state's voters are registered as Democrats, while 28 percent are listed as Republicans.
For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population. They can blame low gas prices.
By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation, which is being dragged down by lower prices at the pump.
The government is scheduled to announce the COLA - or lack of one - on Thursday, when it releases the Consumer Price Index for September. Inflation has been so low this year that economists say there is little chance the September numbers will produce a benefit increase for next year.
Congress enacted automatic increases for Social Security beneficiaries in 1975, when inflation was high and there was a lot of pressure to regularly raise benefits. Since then, increases have averaged 4 percent a year.
Only twice before, in 2010 and 2011, have there been no increases.
Indians girls, wearing traditional attire, pose for photographs as they practice Garba, the traditional dance of Gujarat state ahead of Hindu festival Navratri in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Navratri or nine nights festival will begin from Oct. 13.
Photo by Ajit Solanki
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 that struck near the U.S. crude oil hub of Cushing, Oklahoma on Saturday occurred just days after regulators imposed new rules meant to prevent temblors in the area and said more changes were possible.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), which regulates the state's oil and gas industry, ordered companies on Sept. 18 to shut or reduce usage of five saltwater disposal wells around the north-central Oklahoma city of Cushing.
Noticeable quakes, above magnitude 3.0, now strike Oklahoma at a rate of two per day or more, compared with two or so per year before 2009.
Despite resistance from oil producers, the OCC has previously required disposal well operators to show they are not injecting water below the state's deepest rock formation, a practice believed to contribute to seismic activity.
A man trained in the traditional art of Bian Lian or Face-Changing perform at a bar in Yinchuan in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. The ancient secret art form that is generally only passed on within the family is part of Chinese opera and involves rapidly changing one's face mask accompanied by chinese opera music and costumes.
Photo by Ng Han Guan
Mobile Internet sites face a new threat as millions download ad-blockers to their phones and tablets, removing pesky adverts but potentially wiping out billions of dollars in advertising revenue.
There were close to 200 million downloads of ad-blocking software by mid-2015, according to research firm PageFair, but only 1.6 percent of the blocking was done on mobile devices rather than computers.
That could be changing as mobile ad-blocking software becomes increasingly popular across the globe, particularly after the high-profile move by Apple to incorporate it directly into its latest iPhone and iPad operating system iOS9.
The software tends to be cheap and effective. Quickly installed, it reduces the clutter on web pages, speeds up performance and spares users from some of the click-bait that many find hard to stomach.
"When people are even willing to pay to stop adverts, it gives you an idea of how fed up they are," said Hicham Berrada, head of France de Teads, a video advertising firm.
A musician plays a brass instrument while marching Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 during a parade in Cambridge, Mass., as part of the "Honk Festival of Activist Street Bands." Honk is a style of music that utilizes brass and percussion instruments, and borrows from traditions including Brazilian Samba, Klezmer, and Funk, among others.
Photo by Steven Senne
A company with global plans to pull carbon from thin air to make fuel, while tackling climate change, opened a pilot plant in this remote western Canadian community.
Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.
That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel -- or simply be stored underground.
The company was founded in Calgary in 2009 by David Keith, a Harvard University climate scientist, with funding from private investors.
Unlike existing machines that capture carbon from smokestacks like those of coal-fired power plants, the direct air capture plant deals "with emissions from sources you just can't otherwise capture," said company chief executive Adrian Corless.
"Pan" produced no Neverland magic at the box office. The fantasy, which cost an estimated $150 million to produce, earned $15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday making it one of the worst bombs of the year. Early tracking did not look promising for the Joe Wright-directed film but still predicted that "Pan" would open at least in the $20 million range.
The PG-rated epic, sold as a Peter Pan origin story and a lavish visual feast, has had a bumpy ride from the beginning, starting when actress Rooney Mara, who is white, was cast as Tiger Lily, who is historically Native American. The film, starring Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund, also had been pushed from July to October. It has not been well-received by critics, either.
Sony's high-wire spectacle "The Walk" also stumbled in its first weekend in wide release, after debuting on IMAX screens last week. The tale of Philippe Petit's tight-rope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center earned $3.7 million this weekend, bringing its total to $6.4 million. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Not all was bleak at the box office, though. Ridley Scott's space adventure "The Martian" earned a solid $37 million in its second week in theatres, nabbing the top spot once more. Its domestic total now stands at $108.7 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Martian," $37 million ($58.1 million international).
2. "Hotel Transylvania 2," $20.3 million ($22.7 million international).
3. "Pan," $15.5 million ($20.5 million international).
4. "The Intern," $8.7 million (14.8 million international).
5. "Sicario," $7.4 million ($6.4 million international).
6. "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," $5.3 million ($16 million international).
7. "The Walk," $3.7 million ($5.2 million international).
8. "Black Mass," $3.1 million ($2.6 million international).
9. "Everest," $3 million ($8.1 million international).
10. "The Visit," $2.4 million ($2.6 million international).
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