Paul Krugman: No Time for Credibility (NY Times Blog)
So, here we are with near-zero real interest rates on long-term government bonds; with a desperate need for infrastructure investment; with strong reason to believe that deficit spending in the current environment would actually improve the long-run fiscal picture, because the interest burden would be so low and higher growth would raise future revenues.
The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from 1968 to 1973. It stars Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Lincoln "Linc" Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer. The executive producers of the series were Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas.
The iconic counterculture police series earned six Emmy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations plus one win for Peggy Lipton, one Directors Guild of America Award, and four Logies. In 1997, a 1970 episode "Mother of Sorrow" was ranked #95 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
They were The Mod Squad ("One black, one white, one blonde"), the hippest and first young undercover cops on TV. Each of these characters represented mainstream culture's principal fears regarding youth in the era.
mj was first and correct with:
Only in the minds of a TV executive
Could any of them be considered hip, or even youthful. That was The Mod
Lois Of The Facial Paralysis said:
I don't really remember the "Mod Squad", but I do own a copy of the Mad Magazine edition that featured the "Odd Squad", which was hilarious. The only really memorable thing about the show was that, even though it ran from 1968 to 1973, the three principles were never seen to alter their facial expressions at any time, even when they were transcribed into BOOK format! Now THAT'S keeping in character!
Stephen F replied:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
The Mod Squad
An Oreo with Lemon-meringue Frosting ... The Mod Squad. A beautiful
attempt at trying to make Jackboots appear fashionable. Adam 12 and a
Hip?? Mod Squad was a phony hip show that proved that Hollywood
That's "The Mod Squad" - a show I didn't watch as often as I wanted to (my younger siblings outvoted me in favor of some other jejeune TV show.
I'm guessing, Marty, is it
Kevin K. in Washington, DC answered:
"The Mod Squad", man!
Pete, Julie and Linc are what's happenin', baby! I actually remember one of
the far-out moral lessons from the show. I think Linc said it to Julie:
"Never drink Champaign from a paper cup". Something about the foolishness of
seeking cheap thrills. Or something groovy like that...
The Mod Squad
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norspringcali replied:
The Mod Squad…a show for plastic people…some hippie chicks…not plastic
The Mod Squad (1968-73) ~ Comedy detective series, starred three undercover cops, one white (Pete Cochran) one black ("Linc"oln Hayes) one blonde (Julie Barnes).
Joe S answered:
The Mod Squad. I liked that show but as I remember, I didn't see in that often. I think because of my work schedule
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.
CBS begins the night with the movie 'Hear My Song', followed by '48 Hours'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Premier Boxing Championships', then pads the left coast with local crap.
'SNL' is FRESH with Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosting, music by Nick Jonas.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by another RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', then '20/20'.
The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by a RERUN'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'UFC Fight Night', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48: Innocence Lost', then another FRESH'The First 48: Innocence Lost'.
AMC offers the movie 'Back To The Future Part II', followed by the movie 'Back To The Future Part III'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 13-14 - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 13-14 - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 13-14 - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[9:00AM] TOP GEAR: BEST OF 13-14 - SEASON 1 - Episode 4
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-La Galleria 33, Part 2
[11:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-Cafe Hon
[12:00PM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 30-Revisited: Cafe Hon, Chiarella's, Leone's
[1:00PM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse
[2:00PM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-La Galleria 33, Part 2
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 19-Genesis
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 20-Journey's End
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 21-Firstborn
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 22-Bloodlines
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 23-Emergence
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 24-Preemptive Strike
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 25-All Good Things... (Part 1)
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 26-All Good Things... (Part 2)
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 20-Journey's End
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 21-Firstborn
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 22-Bloodlines
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 23-Emergence
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 24-Preemptive Strike
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 25-All Good Things... (Part 1)
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 26-All Good Things... (Part 2) (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by the movie 'Safe Haven'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'The Campaign', followed by the movie 'You Don't Mess With The Zohar', and 'Louis CK: Hilarious'.
FX has the movie 'The Internship', followed by the movie 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Joel McHale
[9:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-I Can See for Miles
[10:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
[10:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
[11:15AM] OPEN WATER
[1:00PM] JAWS 2
[3:45PM] JAWS 3-D
[6:00PM] JAWS THE REVENGE
[1:30AM] JAWS 2
[4:15AM] OPEN WATER (ALL TIMES EDT)
[7:00AM] Runaway Jury
[10:00AM] Sleepless in Seattle
[12:30PM] While You Were Sleeping
[3:00PM] Love Actually
[6:00PM] Law & Order-The Collar
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Entitled
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Monster
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Cherished
[10:00PM] Law & Order-I.D.
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Mad Dog
[12:00AM] Law & Order-True North
[1:00AM] A League of Their Own
[4:00AM] The Horse Whisperer (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of The Federation', followed by the movie 'Starship Troopers 3: Marauder'.
Keanu Reeves, a cast member in the upcoming film "John Wick: Chapter Two", arrives onstage during the Lions Gate presentation at CinemaCon 2016, the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners in Las Vegas.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
A judge has dismissed a Nebraska inmate's lawsuit that claimed he was denied his right to worship the divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith.
Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that inmates who practice FSMism receive the same rights and privileges as inmates who practice other religions.
U.S. District Judge John Gerrard dismissed the lawsuit on Tuesday. He said in his ruling that "FSMism" is not a religion as outlined by federal law, but "a parody intended to advance an argument about science, the evolution of life and the place of religion in public education."
Gerrard said those issues are important and that FSMism contains a serious argument, "but that does not mean that the trappings of the satire used to make that argument are entitled to protection as a 'religion,'" the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
Gerrard determined that prison staff considered Cavanaugh's request in good faith "and concluded, reasonably, that FSMism was satirical and required no accommodation."
Music executive Clive Davis, singer Aretha Franklin and NY-Rep. Charles Rangel attend Aretha Franklin's 74th Birthday Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in New York.
Photo by Donald Traill
A former Warner Music Group executive accused of embezzling more than $1 million pleaded guilty this week as part of a plea deal, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday.
Danielle Smith, who worked with artists for Warner Music's Atlantic Records division in Los Angeles, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree grand larceny for using a corporate credit card for personal expenses over a four-year period. She was originally charged with first-degree grand larceny.
In 2014, a New York grand jury indicted her on the charge that said the property she stole from the New York-based record label was valued at more than $1 million. The theft was said to have taken place between Sept. 26, 2007 and Sept. 29, 2011 in New York and elsewhere.
Smith's sentence is likely to involve paying $500,000 in restitution and five years of probation, according to those familiar with the plea deal.
One of the longest mysteries in the stamp-collecting world is getting a new chapter.
Six decades after four of the U.S. Postal Service's most celebrated misprints were brashly stolen from a collectors' convention, one of the missing "inverted Jenny" stamps surfaced this month at a New York auction house. The 1918 stamps, featuring an airplane printed upside-down, are among the world's most famous pieces of postage.
It was submitted to auctioneer Spink USA by a man from the United Kingdom who had inherited it from his grandfather and said he didn't know much about it, said George Eveleth, head of the Spink USA philatelic department. Authenticators determined it was not only a genuine Jenny - one of only 100 ever sold - but also one of the four from the 1955 heist.
The philatelic library is now working with Spink USA and federal authorities to reclaim the stamp. The FBI didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
There has been no sign of any of the four stolen Jenny stamps in over 30 years, since two others were recovered in the 1980s and '70s. The whereabouts of the fourth are still unknown.
As longer and warmer summers increase the abundance and size of shrubs in far northern Alaska, moose have expanded beyond the boreal forest limits and onto the tundra, according to a new study.
University of Alaska ecologist Ken Tape, the lead author of the study, believes that the expansion of moose onto the tundra is one of the first definitive examples of a climate change-driven shift in a large land mammal's distribution.
"We know these changes are occurring, but here's an example where the wildlife is responding to these changes in real time, over about a century and a half," Tape said, which by scientific standards is shorter than the blink of an eye.
Scientists have documented other wildlife species on the move because of climate change, such as southerly bird species shifting northward or equatorial fish leaving warming, low-oxygen waters.
The study was published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.
Swedish prosecutors said Thursday they were opposed to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's defense lawyers' request to lift a European arrest warrant against him over a 2010 rape allegation.
Assange's lawyers requested his release after the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a non-binding legal opinion on February 5 saying his confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy amounted to arbitrary detention by Sweden and Britain.
Both Britain and Sweden have angrily disputed the group's findings.
"There is, at the moment, no reason to annul the detention order," the prosecution authority said in its statement.
Actress Rosario Dawson takes part in a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2016. The demonstration, called Democracy Spring, is advocating a set of reforms the organizers have dubbed the 'democracy movement' demanding Congress amend campaign finance laws and restore the Voting Rights Act, among other actions.
Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich (R-Gynotician) today told a female college student concerned about "sexual violence, harassment and rape" that she should not "go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol."
The first-year student asked Kasich at a town hall in Watertown, New York, what he would "do in office as president to help me feel safer and more secure regarding sexual violence, harassment, and rape?"
Kasich, the governor of Ohio, spoke about empowering victims by ensuring access to confidential reporting and rape kits. "You ought to absolutely know that if something happens to you along the lines of sexual harassment or whatever," he said.
He continued: "You have a place to go where there is a confidential reporting, where there is an ability for you to access a rape kit, where that is kept confidential, but where it gives you the opportunity to be able to pursue justice, after you have had some time to reflect on it all."
"Well, I would give you -- I'd also give you one bit of advice," Kasich replied. "Don't go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol."
The Roman Catholic Church in Uruguay apologized Thursday for sexual abuses committed by priests 20 years ago that went unpunished because the statute of limitations expired.
Uruguay's Episcopal Conference said in a letter on its website that it feels "pain and shame" about the "abhorent acts committed by people who had promised to serve God and neighbor."
The letter comes after news reports on abuses by priests in the South American country.
A court in Uruguay sentenced priest Adolfo Antelo to prison in 1996 for physically and sexually abusing followers of the Jerusalem Community, a Catholic cult that he led. Antelo died a year later while under house arrest.
Bishops in Uruguay banned the community from the country but the Vatican allowed it to continue operating in other countries under a different name.
A 3 meter high statue of the actor Charlie Chaplin is set up to show the way to the Manoir de Ban on the eve of the opening of the museum "Chaplin's World by Grevin" in Corsier-Sur- Vevey, Switzerland, Friday, April 15, 2016. Chaplin's World, a museum on English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer Charlie Chaplin, is set in a park of lush trees, it occupy the mansion where Chaplin lived his last 25 years.
Photo by Vincent Vannay
The owners of a northern Vermont ski resort operated a "Ponzi-like" scheme, spending $50 million of investor funds intended for an expansion of the property on personal expenses including a condo, U.S. financial regulators charged on Thursday.
A federal judge in Miami ordered the assets of Jay Peak and related businesses frozen after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged that its owners raised some $350 million from investors for projects including new resort facilities and a biomedical research facility, but spent the new funds on old projects that had gone over budget.
Owner Ariel Quiros, who lives in Miami according to federal prosecutors, used investor funds to pay expenses including his income taxes, to acquire another unrelated ski resort and to buy a luxury condo, the SEC said.
"The alleged fraud ran the gamut from false statements to deceptive financial transactions to outright theft," said Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC's division of enforcement.
Hindu devotees worship young girls dressed as Kumaris during rituals to commemorate Navratri festival inside Adyapith temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 15, 2016.
Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri
A holstered gun sat on top of a Bible on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's desk Friday when he signed a law allowing guns in churches, which he said would help protect worshippers from potential attackers.
The Church Protection Act allows places of worship to designate members to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. It specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings and gives them legal protections.
The law also loosens gun permit requirements by allowing people to carry holstered weapons without a permit, making Mississippi the ninth state with such a law, said NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter.
The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police says that part of the bill dismantles the state's licensing system and makes it harder to check if someone with a gun is a violent criminal. Other opponents say it endangers people by putting more guns in untrained hands.
The bill was authored by Baptist pastor and state Rep. Andy Gipson, who says it's necessary in light of the massacre of nine parishioners during a Bible study last year in Charleston, South Carolina. He said the law gives small congregations an option to defend themselves against attack.
A visitor shoots photos of a blooming cherry tree in the Japanese Kare San Sui garden at the horticultural exhibition 'ega' in Erfurt, central Germany, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather conditions in Germany for the upcoming days.
Photo by Jens Meyer
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