BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 13 November, 2017


13 November, 2017

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[283 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Paul Krugman: The Tax Foundation Has Some Explaining To Do (NY Times Blog)
So while they're peddling an analysis that implicitly predicts huge trade deficits and a large jump in income payments to foreigners, they're using a model that has no way to assess these effects or take them into account. Maybe they'll eventually do this stuff. But what they appear to be doing now is fundamentally incapable of addressing key issues in the tax policy debate.

Nicholas Kristoff: God Should Sue Roy Moore (NY Times Column)
"Blazing with self-righteous indignation toward others is often what people use to hide their own sins in the shadows," Elnes said. "This is probably why Jesus' biggest problem - by far - was with the self-righteous. When it came to those whom society cast away as 'sinners,' Jesus was repeatedly gentle, gracious, encouraging, and forgiving, but he continually castigated the self-righteous."

Allegra Kirkland: "McConnell: I 'Misspoke' On No Tax Increase For Middle Class Families" (TPM)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Friday that he "misspoke" when he previously claimed that "no one in the middle class is going to get a tax increase" under the Senate's plan. In a Friday interview with the New York Times, McConnell acknowledged that some working families would end up paying higher taxes if their bill passed, contradicting his comments from earlier this week.

Anonymous: "What I'm really thinking: the Muslim office worker" (The Guardian)
I won't mention the latest terror attack. If you bring it up, I'll say it's sick, awful, depraved. Is that enough? Or should I say I condemn it "as a Muslim"?

Anonymous: "What I'm really thinking: the twentysomething divorcee" (The Guardian)
We'd been together for six years and romance doesn't last forever, does it?

Hadley Freeman: Even the humble poppy can't escape the culture wars (The Guardian)
The war over the poppy has been building for some time, and it has become practically a national truism that anyone who fails to wear one is a traitor.

Henry Rollins: Don't Sleepwalk Through Life - Get Out There and See the World (LA Weekly)
By covering as much ground as my means and schedule will allow, I'm trying my best to remain open. People are great. All over the world, they are beautiful and live with purpose and dignity. They love their children and laugh and try to get through as best they can. I must somehow keep finding ways to be part of that, for it always to mean something to me. I learn and relearn this over and over. Respect. Profound respect for people, for different cultures to be aware of, different ways to adapt to. It's not always easy to hold onto it all. This is why I travel.

Miranda Sawyer: "Björk: 'People miss the jokes. A lot of it is me taking the piss out of myself'" (The Guardian)
Icelandic icon Björk is in positive mood with her new album, Utopia. In her home town Reykjavik, she gives us a sneak listen, and discusses creative control, the trouble with men - and why she started Friday flute club.

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Trivia Question of the Day

Who wrote "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas"?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

In Italy, the title of this Disney movie is "Il cowboy col velo da sposa" (The cowboy with the bride veil) and in Mexico it's called "Operacion Cupido" (Operation Cupid). What is the title in the US?

       "The Parent Trap"                                                      Source

The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney Technicolor film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by the film's director David Swift was based upon the 1949 book Lottie and Lisa (German: Das Doppelte Lottchen) by Erich Kästner. The Parent Trap was nominated for two Academy Awards, was broadcast on television, saw three television sequels, was remade in 1998 with Lindsay Lohan, and has been released on digital stereo LaserDisc format in 1986 as well as VHS and DVD in 2000. The original film was Mills' second of six films for Disney.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:
   The Parent Trap

Mark. wrote:
   That would be The Parent Trap.

Alan J said:
   The Parent Trap.

David from Moon Valley replied:
   The Parent Trap?! Really?! i remember that i saw the first one at the drive-in in San Diego when i was so much younger, and haven't seen it since...but i do remember Hayley Mills playing 2 parts in it...

Adam answered:
   Toy Story II?

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   The Parent Trap

zorch said:
   The Parent Trap

Billy in Cypress wrote:
   The Parent Trap

Deborah replied:
   My first guess was "Lady and the Tramp" but there's no cowboy in that. So maybe "The Parent Trap"?
  Reasonable and slightly overcast, with more rain on the way. Quite pleasant, actually.

Rosemary in Columbus responded:
   The Parent Trap

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   The Parent Trap…damn strange translation..

DJ Useo said:
   Well played. You got me again.

Gene wrote:
   The Parent Trap.

Joe S     replied:
   The Parent Trap? Really? I didn't watch the English version. I didn't play yesterday because I was sick and double vision. Hard to read and write with double vision.

Stephen F took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Sandra in Maine took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

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

Gary E.K. took the day off.

George M. took the day off.

Gary K. took the day off.

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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

History, Totally Destroyed - The New York Times

Chinese Village Keeps Alive a Tradition of Indigo Dyeing - The New York Times

Star-Spangled Banner: how the anthem became central to the story of American sports | Sport | The Guardian

The Sunday Jeff Goldblum entertained me in a nail salon | Bre Graham | Life and style | The Guardian

Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks - SFGate

Why do Republicans prefer a Pedophile to a Democrat? A Short History of Demonization

What garbage! Desperate to rid themselves of sex predator Roy Moore, GOP considers delaying election

Sex rarely causes hearts to stop, research says - CNN

Broadway's 'The Band's Visit' Tells A Story Of Common Ground Between Cultures : NPR

Isn't it Time That We Start Policing Our Own Side?

Can These Little Robots Ease the Big Eldercare Crunch?

How One Film Festival Is Remembering Early Hollywood's Asian-American Stars

Half-Century After Release, New Restoration Brings 'Shakespeare Wallah' to Life

What Does Roy Moore's Law School Professor have to Say?

Charles P. Pierce Eviscerates GOP: "Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About."

Jimmy Kimmel is a Genius. Boosts Sign Ups for Trumpcare at

Roy Moore reveals frightening reality: Many Evangelicals agree with and encourage child predation

Young girls "courting" way older men-not just Alabama, not just a fringe

Thanks, Michelle!



Reader Suggestion

Sioux Falls

This short, local story was on our state news tonight, about how the guy who's played Santa at the Empire Mall in S.F. for the last 26 years lost his house yesterday, with everything in it, to fire! However, he stayed in Sioux Falls instead of returning to his hometown, (appox. 200+ miles away) to continue working as Santa, to bring joy to others! I wanted to share this with you, even though I realize I may be too late for posting tonight. The video is just 36 sec., please give it a quick watch at:

Empire Mall Santa loses home to fire

Incidentally, here's something for us all to think about: why wasn't Donald Trump's name included in the 'Pig constellation' cartoon posted at BartcopE! Saturday!? The ass personifies the term 'Sexual Harrasement', not just by grabbing women's pussies and such, but bragging so proudly about it! So, why are we willing to forget/ignore all Trump's crap, while we never seem to let Bill Clinton live down his mistake? Bill has apologized and asked us to forgive at least, something Trump has never done...

Your faithful reader,
Tiera in S.D.

Thanks, Tiera!



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Advertisers distance themselves from Hannity after Moore coverage | TheHill

There Is A Lucrative Espionage Industry For Covering Up The Crimes Of The Rich | Medium

Former Moore colleague: 'Common knowledge' that he dated high school girls | TheHill

Why Conservatives Blame Poverty on the Poor | New Republic

Kansas is 'one of the most secretive, darkest states': Why so secret, Kansas? | The Kansas City Star

John Brennan on Trump Calling Him a Political Hack: 'Considering the Source,' It's a 'Badge of Honor' | Mediaite

The Secret Behind Rupert Murdoch's Attacks on Robert Mueller | The Daily Beast

How Flynn - and the Russia scandal - landed in the West Wing - POLITICO

Mercedes Colwin tells Hannity women lie about harassment for money. | Slate

How Flynn - and the Russia scandal - landed in the West Wing - POLITICO

How Donald Trump Is Remaking the Federal Courts in His Own Image - Mother Jones

House passes bill to overturn controversial joint-employer ruling | TheHill

Countries agree on Pacific trade pact that excludes U.S. - POLITICO

Ex-CIA Director Brennan says Trump is "intimidated" by Putin | Axios

Far-Right Websites Are Spreading A Baseless Conspiracy Theory About Roy Moore Allegations | Buzzfeed

Senate panel approves Brett J. Talley, a lawyer without trial experience, for federal bench. | Slate

Armed, angry men were tricked into converging on Houston, and no one knows who did it - ThinkProgress

Breitbart aims to discredit Roy Moore's accusers - Axios

Bannon Runs Smear Campaign Against Moore Accusers | Mediaite

Roy Moore Cast The Sole Vote In Favor Of A Man Who Raped A Four-Year-Old | Law News

60,000 people march in massive Nazi rally in Poland - ThinkProgress

Green Beret Discovered SEALs' Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed. | The Daily Beast

Corporations Are Undermining Public Education, One State at a Time | Alternet

PHOTOS: Trump's hair couldn't handle the breeze in Beijing - VICE News



Reader Comment

Current Events

GOP = Grabby Old Pervert

Love the GOP sign in the picture at the top of this story:

#MeAt14 Reminds Internet 14-Year-Olds Are Innocent, Immature, Unable To Consent : The Two-Way : NPR

Too stoopid to understand? I think not!

Predator on the Intelligence Community (IC)-- There weren't seventeen as was previously reported; there were actually four...

I assure you there ARE seventeen agencies that compromise what is known throughout government as the Intelligence Community. Each agency has its own mission and structure, but they ALL fall under one Director--the Director of National Intelligence. When the DNI shares information, he does it on behalf of the agencies in the IC that have responsibility for an area of concern.

To dismiss that it was "only four" (of 17 agencies) is to show PROFOUND ignorance of the IC, its work, and how things work.

To have done so shortly after being briefed on what the IC is would be ignorant, but it can be overwhelming at first to comprehend the IC. To continue to be willfully ignorant and WRONG after a year in office is beyond laughable. It's tragic. His dismissal of what his intelligence professionals have told him more than once; his total acceptance of what Putin says "because Putin believes what he says" is yet another manifestation of his treason.

Stuart shared the attached. Impeach the Jackass!

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda (& Stuart)!



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

Cloudy and cool.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a FRESH 'Man With A Plan', then a FRESH 'Life In Pieces', followed by a FRESH '9JKL', then a FRESH 'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Joe Biden and Elton John.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, and Jaden Smith.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'The Brave'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Jeff Daniels and Mary J. Blige.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Carey Mulligan, Beanie Feldstein, Danny Bowien, and Michel'le Baptiste.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Now, Now, and Shepard Fairey.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'The Good Doctor'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel it's TBA.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Valor'.

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 'Intervention', 'Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography' (part 1), followed by the FRESH 'Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography' (part 2), and 'Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography' (part 1).

AMC offers the movie 'LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Rings', followed by a FRESH 'Ride With Norman Reedus', then a FRESH 'Robert Kirkman's Secret History Of Comics'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Shallow Seas
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Seasonal Forests
 [8:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Ocean Deep
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 2-The Fires of Pompeii
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 3-Planet of the Ood
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 4-The Sontaran Stratage-Part 1.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Nothing Human
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Thirty Days
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Counterpoint
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Latent Image
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-Bride of Chaotica
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-Gravity
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 15-Dark Frontier, Pt. 1
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 16-Dark Frontier, Pt. 2
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 17-The Disease
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 18-Course: Oblivion
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 19-The Fight
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Nothing Human
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Thirty Days
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Counterpoint
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Latent Image
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-Bride of Chaotica

Bravo has 'Xscape Still Kickin' It', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Dallas', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has all old 'South Park' all night.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Hari Kondabolu.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Opposition is Jose Calderon.

FX has the movie '2 Guns', followed by the movie 'Furious 7'.

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

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-It Satisfies on a Very Basic Level
 [6:30AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Don't Call Me Ma'am
 [11:15AM]    HALLOWEEN II
 [1:30PM]    HOUSE OF WAX
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Misfire
 [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
 [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
 [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Killer Queen
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Spread Your Wings
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Misfire
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
 [12:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
 [12:45AM]    HOUSE OF WAX
 [5:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Settling Debts
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-The Moon Is Not Blue
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Run for the Money
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-U.N. the Night and the Music
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Strange Bedfellows
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Say No More
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Friends and Enemies
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Give and Take
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-As Time Goes By
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Pilot
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-To Market, to Market
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Requiem for a Lightweight
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Chief Surgeon Who?
 [12:30PM]    M*A*S*H-The Moose
 [1:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Yankee Doodle Doctor
 [1:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Bananas, Crackers and Nuts
 [2:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Cowboy
 [2:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Henry, Please Come Home
 [3:00PM]    M*A*S*H-I Hate a Mystery
 [3:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Germ Warfare
 [4:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Dad
 [4:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Edwina
 [5:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Love Story
 [5:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Tuttle
 [6:00PM]    M*A*S*H-The Ringbanger
 [6:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Sometimes You Hear the Bullet
 [7:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Dad ... Again
 [7:30PM]    M*A*S*H-The Longjohn Flap
 [8:00PM]    M*A*S*H-The Army-Navy Game
 [8:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Sticky Wicket
 [9:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Major Fred C. Dobbs
 [9:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Ceasefire
 [10:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Showtime
 [10:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Divided We Stand
 [11:00PM]    M*A*S*H-5 O'Clock Charlie
 [11:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Radar's Report
 [12:00AM]    M*A*S*H-For the Good of the Outfit
 [12:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
 [1:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Kim
 [1:30AM]    M*A*S*H-L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)
 [2:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Trial of Henry Blake
 [2:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Dad ... Three
 [3:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Sniper
 [3:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Carry On, Hawkeye
 [4:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Incubator
 [4:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Deal Me Out
 [5:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Hotlips and Empty Arms
 [5:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Officers Only    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has all old 'Futurama' all night.

On a RERUN Conan (from 8/21/17) are Matt LeBlanc, Brittany Snow, and Myq Kaplan.

 [6:00 AM]      Holiday Affair (1949)
 [8:00 AM]      On the Town (1949)
 [10:00 AM]      The Age of Innocence (1993)
 [12:30 PM]      An Affair to Remember (1957)
 [2:30 PM]      It Should Happen to You (1953)
 [4:00 PM]      The Tender Trap (1955)
 [6:00 PM]      Sunday in New York (1963)
 [8:00 PM]      Force of Evil (1948)
 [9:45 PM]      The Man I Married (1940)
 [11:15 PM]      The Racket (1951)
 [1:00 AM]      Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
 [3:00 AM]      The Naked City (1948)
 [5:00 AM]      Honky Tonk (1941)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  11/14/17

 [7:00 AM]      The King's Vacation (1933)
 [8:15 AM]      Flirtation Walk (1934)
 [10:00 AM]      It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
 [11:30 AM]      Cornered (1946)
 [1:30 PM]      A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
 [4:00 PM]      The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
 [6:15 PM]      Murder, My Sweet (1944)
 [8:00 PM]      He Ran All the Way (1951)
 [9:30 PM]      Anthony Adverse (1936)
 [12:00 AM]      Scarface (1932)
 [2:00 AM]      A Letter for Evie (1945)
 [3:45 AM]      A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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Acoustic Guitar Goes For Nearly $400K

Bob Dylan

Nearly $400,000 was the price paid by an auction bidder for a guitar that Bob Dylan played at two famed music events in the 1970s.

An anonymous buyer landed the instrument for $396,500 during the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions offering on Saturday, much higher than the $300,000 anticipated by the auction house.

The Minnesota folk and rock legend played the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar at George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in 1971 and during Dylan's star-studded Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975-76, according to the auction house.

The guitar and its case were sold by Larry Cragg, who was Dylan's guitar repairman. The original 1977 purchase receipt came with the guitar and shows that Cragg paid Dylan $500 for the instrument.

A far richer price was paid in 2013, nearly $1 million, by Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay for the Fender Stratocaster that Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

Bob Dylan



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Losing Advertisers


Advertisers are beginning to flee Sean Hannity's Fox "News" show after its skeptical coverage of the child sex accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

At least five companies over the weekend said they will be pulling their ads from the show "Hannity." None of the companies directly blamed Hannity's coverage of Moore, but most made the announcements on Twitter in response to complaints about the show's stance on the allegations.

"We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show," the Vermont beverage company Keurig wrote in response to a user's complaint on Twitter Saturday. Its announcement led to a #BoycottKeurig campaign from Hannity supporters, which became a trending topic on Twitter Sunday.

By Sunday,, biotech company 23 And Me, women's clothing company Eloquii and vitamin distributor Nature's Bounty had also announced they were done running ads on Hannity's program.

The exodus comes after Hannity, one of the right-wing network's most stalwart defenders of the Republican Party, urged caution over the multiple allegations against Moore and gave the GOP candidate space to deny the accusations reported by the Washington Post.



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'Smart City'

Bill Gates

Computer titan Bill Gates is buying up land west of Phoenix to develop a "smart city,"

An investment group operated by the Microsoft founder has spent $80 million to seed the development in far West Valley. off Interstate Highway 10 near Tonopah.

The community, planned to spread across 25,000 acres, will be called Belmont, and the goal is to create a "smart city," according to developing group Belmont Partners.

"Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs," the group says in a news release.

Belmont Partners says there will be 80,000 residential units in the project while 3,800 acres will be for office, retail and commercial space and another 470 acres will be dedicated for public schools.

Bill Gates



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New York Auction Season Star

Leonardo da Vinci

What is the only Da Vinci painting on the open market worth? A Russian billionaire believes he was swindled when he bought it for $127.5 million. This week he'll find out if he was right.

"Salvator Mundi," a painting of Jesus Christ by the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci circa 1500, is the star lot in New York's November art auctions that will see Christie's and Sotheby's chase combined art sales of more than $1 billion.

It goes under the hammer at Christie's on Wednesday evening, something of an incongruous lot in the postwar and contemporary sale, which attracts the biggest spenders in the high-octane world of international billionaire art collectors.

Long believed to have been a copy, before eventually being certified as authentic, it fetched a mere 45 pounds ($60 in today's money) in 1958 before disappearing again for decades. It emerged only in 2005 when it was purchased from a US estate.

All other known paintings by Da Vinci are held in museum or institutional collections.

Leonardo da Vinci


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Water Levels Drop

Ogallala Aquifer

The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it for their crops.

Water levels in the Ogallala aquifer have been dropping for decades as irrigators pump water faster than rainfall can recharge it.

An analysis of federal data found the Ogallala aquifer shrank twice as fast over the past six years compared with the previous 60, The Denver Post reports.

The drawdown has become so severe that streams are drying at a rate of 6 miles per year and some highly resilient fish are disappearing. In rural areas, farmers and ranchers worry they will no longer have enough water for their livestock and crops as the aquifer is depleted.

The aquifer lost 10.7 million acre-feet of storage between 2013 and 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a June report.

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People with a history of mental illness, drug abuse and self-mutilation can now apply to serve in the U.S. Army, according to a report on Sunday, which emerged as a former Air Force recruit's mass shooting at a Texas church continues raising questions about the military's handling of mental health problems.

The Army signed off on the change of policy in August but never announced it, USA Today reported. The decision comes while the Army struggles to meet its goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers by September 2018, as President Donald Trump ramps up the years-long battle against terror groups.

Under the new policy, applicants with mental health issues that previously would have barred them from service can ask for waivers allowing them to sign up. This ends an eight-year ban on the waivers that started after a spike in suicides among American fighters. It is unclear how many waivers will be available.

During America's 16-year War On Terror, the military has often struggled to handle mental health problems among fighters after rises in suicides and violence against innocent civilians. More than 200 active-duty servicemembers have died by suicide every year since 2008, according to Pentagon data. A study published this year by JAMA Psychiatry found that suicide attempts in the military are often infectious and help push even more recruits to try taking their own lives.

This is the second consecutive year the Army has changed its recruiting standards to meet crushing demands for more troops. Last year, to hit a goal of 69,000 recruits, the Army began admitting applicants who scored poorly on an aptitude test, and it also increased waivers for marijuana use.

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An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday.

De ARCA Statue Art Museum in the Javanese city of Jogjakarta drew swift condemnation from rights groups after details of the controversial display were published in foreign media.

The exhibit features a sure-footed Hitler standing in front of a huge photo of the gates of Auschwitz -- the largest Nazi concentration camp where more than 1.1 million people were killed.

The Hitler sculpture is one of about 80 figures, including world leaders and celebrities, at the wax and visual effects centre.

The Nazi-themed exhibit was a popular attraction for visitors to take selfies, and photos circulating on social media show customers -- including children -- posing with Hitler and in some cases using the Nazi salute.




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San Francisco police and game wardens stationed on rooftops in a city neighborhood watched for hours for a young male mountain lion before bringing it down with tranquilizer darts.

"When I arrived the mountain lion was hunkered down," Lt. James Ober, a game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the San Francisco Chronicle. "It appeared to be under a lot of stress."

It took two darts to subdue the 82-pound cat on Friday after it had been spotted prowling around the Diamond Heights neighborhood in the heart of the city. Police stood by with rifles in the event of an emergency.

The animal, believed to be 18 months old, was masked and its paws secured with straps. The Santa Cruz Puma Project at the University of California Santa Cruz fitted the animal with a tracking collar and ear tag before it was taken to the Crystal Springs open area in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains.

Experts believe the young animal was striking out to find new home territory of its own and ended up in the wrong place.

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"Thor: Ragnarok"

Studios estimated Sunday that "Thor: Ragnarok" added $56.6 million from North American theaters in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $211.6 million.

The film, from Disney and Marvel and directed by Taika Waititi, out-grossed each of its two predecessors domestically in just two weeks, not accounting for inflation.

It easily beat out the comedy sequel "Daddy's Home 2" and the lavish Agatha Christie adaptation "Murder on the Orient Express," even as both posted solid openings.

"A Bad Moms Christmas" took fourth with $11.5 million in its second weekend and "Jigsaw" rounded out the top five with $3.4 million.

In smaller releases, Greta Gerwig's buzzy coming-of-age film "Lady Bird," from distributor A24, also broke into the top 10 in its expansion to 37 theaters, earning $1.2 million. Another awards contender, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," starring Frances McDormand, opened to a strong limited release with $320,000 from just four theaters.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1."Thor: Ragnarok," $56.6 million.
    2."Daddy's Home 2," $30 million.
    3."Murder on the Orient Express," $28.2 million.
    4."A Bad Moms Christmas," $11.5 million.
    5."Jigsaw," $3.4 million.
    6."Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween," $2.1 million.
    7."Geostorm," $1.5 million.
    8."Blade Runner 2049," $1.4 million.
    9."Happy Death Day," $1.3 million.
   10."Lady Bird," $1.2 million.

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