BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 1 July, 2017


1 July, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[148 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: Understanding Republican Cruelty (NY Times Column)
There are reasons the health insurance legislation is morally obscene.

Andrew Tobias: A Shining City On A Hill
John Grund: "Some years ago, a friend and I were walking on a downtown street when a homeless man came walking the other way. My friend said, 'Did you know he's part owner of the Statue of Liberty?' I was stumped for a moment, then replied, 'Right, like we all are part owners of the Statue of Liberty.

Suzanne Moore: To most political leaders, social mobility is no more than a vague goal. Like world peace (The Guardian)
These days, class is less fluid than gender. There is a stuckness, and for the young, things are getting worse.

JF Sargent: The 4 Strangest (Non-Political) Things About The Alt-Right (Cracked)
There's a lot about the alt-right that scares me. It's the Nazi stuff, mostly. I take umbrage at that, I guess. But the truth is that I don't spend a lot of time actively being afraid of the alt-right because instead of being scary they all just come off as a bunch of doofs. Goobers. Dunderheads. People who need a good talking-to from Fred Rogers.

Josh Marshall: Reporters Need to Pull Out of Trump's Dominance Rituals (TPM)
We now see major media outlets - newspapers and TV networks - cataloguing the President's lies. And calling them 'lies'. This isn't remotely like anything we've seen before. My point here isn't to say things are peachy and everything's perfect. I'm as big a press critic as ever. But much of what one might have feared about a corporate, mainstream media normalizing Trump's abnormal, unAmerican behavior actually has not happened.

Josh Marshall: Blood and Ruin (TPM)
We've already seen, repeatedly, that when Donald Trump wants to attack women the first go-to is that they're either stupid or crazy and likely both. In this he is hardly unique. But in today's attack on Mika Brzezinski what stood out was his insistence that he refused to meet with her at Mar-a-Lago because "she was bleeding badly from a face-lift."

ANDREW CROFTS: Ghost in the fame machine (Times Literary Supplement)
Robert Harris's thriller The Ghost (2007) featured a ghostwriter hired by a barely disguised Tony Blair. Roman Polanski turned the book into a darkly glamorous film with Pierce Brosnan as the ex-prime minister and Ewan McGregor as the ghost, who is very soon dragged out of his depth into murky international waters. It paints a chillingly accurate picture of how the business often works.

Emma Butcher: It's time to bring Branwell, the dark Brontë, into the light (The Guardian)
Though his life was dense with literary and other failures, he was a decisive influence on their work and his own story is worth hearing.

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Trivia Question of the Day

The official state motto of what US state is "Equal Rights"?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men, this British-American actor was born Archibald Alec Leach. By what name did he attain fame?

       Cary Grant                                                      Source

Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted approach to acting and sense of comic timing. He became an American citizen in 1942.

After his retirement from film acting in 1966, Grant pursued numerous business interests, representing cosmetics firm Fabergé, and sitting on the board of MGM and others. He was presented with an Honorary Oscar by his friend Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970, and in 1981, he was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema, after Humphrey Bogart.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   Cary Grant

Alan J answered:
   Cary Grant.

mj said:
   A man of great wit
  Once, when asked his age in a telegraph, "How old Cary Grant?"
  He replied, "Old Cary Grant just fine."

Gene wrote:
   Cary Grant, I loved the old screwball comedies from the 30s. He did comedy well!

David of Moon Valley replied:
   knew 'im as Cary Grant we did....

Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
   Archie Leach was Cary Grant. Then he dropped acid and became Sunshine Superman.

Adam answered:
   Cary Grant

Barbara, formerly of Peppy Tech (LA & Heidelberg), wrote:
   Archibald Alec Leach was also known as Cary Grant.
  Fun fact regarding yesterday's trivia question: I went to the same high school as Micky Dolenz (Ulysses S. Grant in the San Fernando Valley). He and I didn't attend at the same time since I am six years his junior, but I did see him in the bleachers at a homecoming game once. I was in the marching band and one of my bandmates looked up and spotted him while we were waiting on the sidelines to go onto the field for the halftime show. This was during the years that "The Monkees" was on TV, so of course we knew who he was.

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Cary Grant."

Daniel in The City replied:
   Cary Grant

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Cary Grant

Dave in Tucson responded:
   Archibald Alec Leach is the birth name of Carey Grant. Who never uttered "Judy Judy" Judy".

Michelle wrote:
   Cary Grant

zorch replied:
   Cary Grant.

Billy in Cypress answered:
   Cary Grant

Deborah wrote:
   Thanks to all the trivia I've consumed and regurgitated, I'm pretty sure that Archibald A. Leach is Cary Grant. I loved watching him in old movies at sleepovers in the late 60s, when his movies were in black and white (on my friends' tvs, anyway) with his accent and classic good looks.
  I'm late because my husband and I have been searching for Schipperke puppies, and found a couple outside of Paso Robles. We're driving down Monday to bring one home. We thought we'd wait a while, but after our older dog's sudden death on Monday, we're all depressed, especially our #2, who we never trained to be alone. He looks for his brother all day, and cries when we're gone. We'd do likewise, if we didn't have to work. We haven't had a puppy in 10 years. Watch this space for my occasional kvetching about training a puppy….and our joy at not having a depressed dog (and humans) with our addition-to-be.
  Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes are nailing our politics so hard. Remember when she and Al Franken were on Air America Radio? She & Chris are great.
  Happy weekend!

Joe S     answered:
   Cary Grant. I knew that but I had to look it up. I could see him in my minds eye, but the name eluded me. I'm getting that way now, I see people I know, but damned if I can remember their names. I was talking to a friend the other day and we had the occasion to speak of another, but the name wouldn't come to me. Two days later, out of the blue, the name hit my tongue. Jeff! I said it out loud to no one as I was alone. I was going to post a video that illustrates my problem remembering things, but I can't remember the title of the video or the artist. I hope you don't dump me in the same room with Jeff Sessions. That's not the same Jeff I mentioned earlier.
  Wait! I think found the video.

Mark. took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Heating-up Norcali took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Michelle in AZ

'It's a tense environment': Media braced for further hostility fueled by Trump | Media | The Guardian

'After getting pregnant, you are done': no more school for Tanzania's mums-to-be | Global development | The Guardian

No-confidence vote for British Columbia Liberals delivers blow to pipeline project | World news | The Guardian

Phil Collins: why I took a Soviet statue of Engels across Europe to Manchester | Art and design | The Guardian

MSNBC's Scarborough and Brzezinski hit back at Trump tirade - BBC News

BBC - Travel - The German village that changed the war

Opinion: Donald Trump is not well - SFGate

Boat collides with humpback whale in SF Bay - SFGate

The ugly American President - NY Daily News

Trump: Just repeal Obamacare now, they'll be desperate for whatever we give them

BLACKMAIL: Enquirer harassed Mika & Joe's kids while White House called demanding apology

Are you scared yet?

America's Most Dangerous Politician, Kris Kobach, moves to redefine Democracy

Alex Jones and Guest Discuss Comet Pizza Franchise on Mars

The house that Tateh built ... out of sand-filled plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian

Horse Tale: Oriental Stallions Dominate Horse DNA, Gene Study Shows - NBC News

The president of the United States appears untethered to reality | Richard Wolffe | US news | The Guardian

Trump's next attack on democracy: mass voter suppression | Russ Feingold | US news | The Guardian

Want to Fight Back Against Kris Kobach and Voter Suppression? Try This.

Phoenix mayor reportedly considering a bid against vulnerable Republican senator

Olivia de Havilland sues Ryan Murphy, FX over 'Feud' portrayal on eve of her 101st birthday - SFGate

From Genocidal Organ to Your Name: Japanese anime's new golden age | Film | The Guardian

Arizona Group attempts to refer a Devos-backed voucher expansion bill to the Ballot in 2018

Trump Senior Adviser Behind National Enquirer Threats To Joe Scarborough

NASA Child Labor and Marrow Camps Are From Mars ... Or ARE They???

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Reader Suggestions

Vicente Fox

This is hysterical video! (Friend Stuart shared the link.)

Former Mexican President Shows Trump How To Avoid Nuclear War In Hilarious Video | HuffPost

In this one Fox talks about not paying for the "fucken wall" is pretty wonderful too:

Former Mexican President Scorches Trump Over Taco Bowls | HuffPost

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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Temperature In Iranian City Reaches 129 Degrees - Among The Hottest Ever Recorded | HuffPost

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Explains Why Trump Is Thin-Skinned Weenus Who Twitter-Punches Girls | Wonkette

Donald Trump Is Much Uglier Than His Mika Brzezinski Tweet - the daily

The Logic of Trump's Sexist Attack on Mika Brzezinski - The Atlantic

Donald Trump Has Finally Done Something: He's Increased the Deficit By a Trillion Dollars - Mother Jones

Morning Joe hosts say Trump tried to blackmail them with National Enquirer hit-piece - think

Have an employer health plan? You too could lose it under Trumpcare -

Denver Activists Dragged Out By Police For Protesting Healthcare in Cory Gardner's Office - Interview With Denver Activist Kaly -

Harvard Law Professor: If Joe Scarborough's Allegations Are True, Then The President Committed A Federal Offense | The

Donald Trump's voter fraud commission is itself an enormous fraud. -

CNN'S Ana Navarro Goes Ballistic Over Trump Tweet: 'Lunatic Man Baby' Must Stop | HuffPost

Hans von Spakovsky, the dark prince of voter fraud alarmism, is joining the Trump administration. -

Kellyanne Conway: Trump's Sexism Isn't Harming Women The Media Is | HuffPost

Kushner told 'Morning Joe' hosts to apologize to Trump or tabloid story would run: report | TheHill

Were Voting Machines Actually Breached? DHS Would Rather Not Know - Talking Points Memo

Jared Kushner Told Joe Scarborough: Talk to President Trump About 'Enquirer' Dirt - the daily

Did Trump Weaponize The National Enquirer Against Joe & Mika? - the daily

Forget the stupid tweets: There's big news on Trump's Russia connections - and he doesn't want you to read it -

NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection -

Donald Trump's myth is coming unglued: How did the supposed master dealmaker become a spectacularly incompetent president? -

21 states refusing to provide voter data to Trump election panel | TheHill

From bullying TV host to obstructing justice, Trump tactics the same | TheHill

NASA Denies That It's Running a Child Slave Colony on Mars - the daily

Here's the Audio of Donald Trump's Private RNC Fundraiser at His Own Hotel - the

Conway quiet on Trump's Brzezinski tweets, endorses 'his ability to fight back' | TheHill

I'm in Awe of the Liars at the Los Angeles Times | Ted Rall's Rallblog

What Happened Between Trump, Morning Joe, and the Enquirer - ny

Ivanka Trump Silent So Far On Father's Sexist Remarks | HuffPost

Man on a Wire: Mike Pence's Tightrope Act - POLITICO Magazine

GOP Donor Who Reportedly Sought Clinton Emails Helped Fund Anti-Clinton Conspiracies In '90s | HuffPost

Why the Obamacare Repeal Effort Will Not Die, No Matter What | Bill

Trump and His Aides Might Have Broken the Law With "Morning Joe" Threats - Mother Jones

GOP bill would ease enforcement of political activity by churches | TheHill

The Trump Administration Is Planning an Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights | The Nation

Republicans' New Tactic: "Look Over Here While We Take Away Your Healthcare Coverage!" - Mother Jones




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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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Running late.

Tonight, Saturday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'Doubt', followed by '48 Hours'.

NBC fills the night with LIVE 'Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Of course, 'SNL', is a RERUN, with Kristen Wiig hosting, music by The XX.

ABC starts the night with a RERUN 'Battle Of The Network Stars', followed by '20/20: In An Instant'.

The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.

Faux fills the night with LIVE 'MLB Baseball', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY recycles an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.

A&E has 'Live PD', 'Live PD: Rewind', and 'Live PD'.

AMC offers the movie 'Tombstone', followed by a FRESH 'TURN: Washington's Spies', and 'TURN: Washington's Spies'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TORCHWOOD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Reset
 [7:00AM]    TORCHWOOD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Dead Man Walking
 [8:00AM]    TORCHWOOD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-A Day in the Death
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 1-The Pilot
 [10:10AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 2-Smile
 [11:15AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 3-Thin Ice
 [12:15PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Knock Knock
 [1:20PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 5-Oxygen
 [2:20PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 6-Extremis
 [3:25PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 7-The Pyramid at the End of the World
 [4:30PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 8-The Lie of the Land
 [5:30PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 9-Empress of Mars
 [6:30PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 10-The Eaters of Light
 [7:30PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 11-World Enough and Time
 [8:30PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 12-The Doctor Falls
 [10:00PM]    ORPHAN BLACK - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Let The Children and Childbearers Toil
 [12:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 11-World Enough and Time
 [3:00AM]    ORPHAN BLACK - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Let The Children and Childbearers Toil
 [4:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 12-The Doctor Falls

Bravo has the movie 'School Of Rock', followed by the movie 'Legally Blonde', then the movie 'Legally Blonde'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Fun With Dick & Jane', followed by the movie 'Due Date'.

FX has the movie 'Battleship', followed by the movie 'Real Steel'.

History has 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers: Bonus Buys'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Dax Shepard Wears a Heather Grey Shirt and Black Blazer
 [6:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys and Brown Leather Shoes
 [7:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Krysten Ritter Wears a Turtleneck and Black Boots
 [7:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Thomas Middleditch
 [10:15AM]    PREDATOR
 [12:45PM]    PREDATOR 2
 [5:45PM]    ROBOCOP
 [8:00PM]    ROBOCOP 2
 [10:30PM]    ROBOCOP 3
 [12:45AM]    ROBOCOP
 [3:00AM]    ROBOCOP 2
 [5:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Zach Galifianakis Wears Grey Corduroys and Brown Leather Shoes    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Graduate
 [8:30AM]    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
 [11:00AM]    Chisum
 [1:30PM]    The Frisco Kid
 [4:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Rainbow Bridge
 [4:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Officer of the Day
 [5:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Iron Guts Kelly
 [5:30PM]    M*A*S*H-O.R.
 [6:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Springtime
 [6:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Check-Up
 [7:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Life With Father
 [7:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Alcoholics Unanimous
 [8:00PM]    M*A*S*H-There Is Nothing Like a Nurse
 [8:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Adam's Ribs
 [9:00PM]    M*A*S*H-A Full Rich Day
 [9:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Mad Dogs and Servicemen
 [10:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Private Charles Lamb
 [10:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Bombed
 [11:00PM]    Smokey and the Bandit
 [1:15AM]    Smokey and the Bandit II
 [3:45AM]    The Toy    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Hellboy', followed by the movie 'GI Joe; Retaliation'.

 [6:30 AM]      The Mummy (1932)
 [7:45 AM]      Island of Lost Souls (1933)
 [9:00 AM]      Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
 [10:30 AM]      The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)
 [12:00 PM]      Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
 [1:45 PM]      The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
 [4:15 PM]      Lord of the Flies (1963)
 [6:00 PM]      Badlands (1973)
 [8:00 PM]      The Lady Eve (1941)
 [10:00 PM]      Mr. Lucky (1943)
 [12:00 AM]      Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
 [2:00 AM]      Kiss of the Tarantula (1976)
 [3:45 AM]      The Bad Seed (1956)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sunday   -  07/02/17

 [6:00 AM]      Forever Darling (1956)
 [8:00 AM]      Between Two Worlds (1944)
 [10:00 AM]      They Live by Night (1949)
 [12:00 PM]      Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
 [2:15 PM]      Viva Las Vegas (1964)
 [4:00 PM]      On the Town (1949)
 [6:00 PM]      Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
 [8:00 PM]      Places in the Heart (1984)
 [10:00 PM]      The Southerner (1945)
 [12:00 AM]      Love Among the Ruins (2015)    [AKA: 'Amore tra le rovine'] 
 [1:15 AM]      A Man There Was (1917)    SILENT 
 [2:30 AM]      I Knew Her Well (1965)
 [4:45 AM]      Le Beau Serge (1958)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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The Vulture and Tony Stark surround Spidey himself at the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017, in Hollywood.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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30-Year Hiatus


Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format.

A factory southwest of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by March next year, Sony Music Entertainment said Thursday.

The Japanese giant stopped making vinyl records in 1989, a company spokesman said, as consumers flocked to compact discs and other emerging music technology.

Global vinyl revenue will top $1.0 billion this year while sales of CDs and digital downloads continue to fall, according to estimates from consulting firm Deloitte.

In Britain, where vinyl's rebirth has been particularly pronounced, records generated more revenue than advertising-backed tiers of streaming platforms last year.



Marvel's main man makes the scene at the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017, in Hollywood.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau


10+ Pics That Reveal How The Same Products And Images Look In The West Vs. Middle-East | Bored Panda


'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride


One of the more controversial parts of Disneyland's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride is the "Bride Auction," a scene depicting women lined up for auction that will no longer be a part of the ride after next year, Disney Parks announced on its blog this week.

When the ride closes for routine maintenance in 2018, the scene will be altered to depict villagers lined up to give up their valuables, and the "Auction, Take a wench for a bride" sign will be redone to read "Auction, surrender yer loot." Walt Disney World's version of the ride will also be subject to the same modifications.

A tall, red-haired woman currently present in the ride as a prize will remain but be recast as a pirate herself, holding a rifle and wearing a feathered hat as she oversees the surrendering of booty. Presumably, the "We wants the redhead" voiceover will also be removed.

The much beloved ride has been subject to alterations before to give new contexts: years ago, a scene depicting pirates chasing women was altered to show the women carrying food trays so the men would appear to be chasing after the food rather than the women. Another scene showing a pirate chasing a woman was reversed to show the woman shooing the pirate out of her home.



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Sentenced to Week in Jail

James Cromwell

James Cromwell has been sentenced to jail following his arrest during a power plant protest in New York back in 2015, according to the Times-Herald Record. The Emmy-winning actor will face seven days behind bars after refusing to pay fines levied against him after his initial arrest.

A Wawayanda, N.Y., court decided on Thursday that New York resident Cromwell and two other environmental activists will spend a week in jail in July. Cromwell will serve his time in Orange County Jail.

Pramilla Malick, Madeline Shaw, and three other protesters were arrested alongside the 77-year-old in December 2015 when they staged a sit-in at a Competitive Power Ventures natural gas site. All six were charged with obstruction of traffic, a violation.

"If we don't stay together, nothing will change," Cromwell told the Times-Herald Record after refusing to pay his fine on Thursday. "Power to the people."

Cromwell's credits include "Babe," "The Green Mile," "L.A. Confidential," and "American Horror Story: Asylum," to name a few.

James Cromwell


Retired engineer John Wider, 59, is greeted by a supporter of Donald Trump as he holds up a sign reading "Welcome Refugees" at the international arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 29, 2017.
Photo by Mike Blake


Our Dad, the Water Witch of Wyoming | Collectors Weekly


'Works' For Free


More than 40 percent of White House staffers earn in excess of $100,000 a year, according to new salary details released Friday. And some of the wealthiest aides to Donald Trump aren't paid at all.

A White House staff salary document shows that 22 of Trump's aides, including some of the best-known to the public, are earning $179,700.

They include chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Also making $179,000: Omarosa Manigault, the former "Apprentice" contestant who serves as director of communications for White House office of public liaison; and social media director Dan Scavino.

Several of the president's closest aides are choosing not to take a salary. Among those forgoing pay are Trump's daughter Ivanka, identified in the official document as "first daughter and adviser to the president," and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.



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Could Widen US Inequality

Climate Change

If the United States fails to take decisive measures to combat climate change, it will become a poorer country facing more dramatic inequality, according to a study published Thursday.

The poorest third of US counties could see income drops as great as 20 percent if current trends continue, according to the worst-case projection of the study, published in the journal Science.

An interdisciplinary team of climatologists and economists based its findings on economic models and 116 projections of the impact of climate change.

The study comes just weeks after Donald Trump (R-Crooked) announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris accord aimed at combating climate change.

The new study, however, predicts large-scale economic losses and potentially the greatest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in American history, according to Solomon Hsiang, professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, the study's principal author.

Climate Change


A sign for attorneys and volunteers offering free legal help is placed by a protesting group at the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, June 29, 2017. A scaled-back version of Donald Trump's travel ban takes effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.
Photo by Jeff Chiu


How Amsterdam's Airport Is Fighting Noise Pollution With Land Art | Amusing Planet


Groups Take No Prisoners


Flush with cash, political groups outside the White House are aggressively coming to Donald Trump's (Corrupt) aid as he battles low public approval numbers, questions about his election campaign's ties to Russia and a stalled legislative agenda.

Through television attack ads and online campaigns normally seen only during the tumult of an election, the groups are helping Trump to strike back against his perceived enemies and boost his agenda, adding to the firepower of his Twitter account and the bully pulpit of the White House.

On Tuesday, one of the groups, America First Policies, launched an attack ad against a senator from Trump's own Republican Party who had balked at a Senate plan to overhaul healthcare that would leave millions more Americans uninsured. The attack angered Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who is struggling to rustle up the votes for the plan.

It is the first time that a U.S. president has had Super PACs - political action committees that can raise unlimited amounts of money and typically operate during elections - or political non-profits, which do not have to disclose their donors or where they spend their money, actively working to support him after the dust of campaigning has cleared.

With Trump's approval ratings sagging and his agenda now overshadowed by a federal investigation into his 2016 campaign's ties to Russia, the groups are pouring resources into protecting Trump's image, demonizing his opponents and amplifying his message that he is the victim of a witch-hunt.



Living Light: 11 Transforming Kinetic & Illuminated Art Installations | Urbanist


New Target


The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities.

A new "surge initiative" aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting the adult sponsors of unaccompanied minors who paid coyotes or other smugglers to bring the children across the U.S. border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Thursday.

That marks a sharp departure from policies in place under President Barack Obama's administration, during which time tens of thousands of young people fleeing gang and drug violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador crossed the border and were placed with sponsors in communities nationwide. Sponsors - typically parents, close relatives or family friends - have been expected to care for the minors while they go to school and seek legal status in immigration court.

"Arresting those who come forward to sponsor unaccompanied children during their immigration proceedings, often parents, is unimaginably cruel," said Wendy Young, president of Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit that has matched thousands of unaccompanied minors with pro bono attorneys in the last eight years. "Without caregivers to come forward, many of these children will languish in costly detention centers or be placed in foster care at great expense to states."



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Two major studies into how bees are affected by a group of pesticides banned in Europe gave mixed results on Thursday, fuelling a row over whether the chemicals, called neonicotinoids, are safe.

The studies, one conducted across three European countries and another in Canada, found some negative effects after exposure to neonicotinoids in wild and honeybee populations, but also some positives, depending on the environmental context.

Scientists who conducted the European research - in Britain, Hungary and Germany - told reporters their overall findings suggested neonicotinoids are harmful to honeybee and wild bee populations and are "a cause for concern".

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The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

    1. Depeche Mode; $2,796,234; $77.59.
    2. Bruno Mars; $1,797,214; $85.42.
    3. Ed Sheeran; $1,739,562; $82.51.
    4. Drake; $1,738,634; $87.96.
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers; $1,399,750; $89.03.
    6. Bon Jovi; $1,389,061; $87.24.
    7. Elton John / James Taylor; $1,232,189; $101.86.
    8. The Weeknd; $1,230,583; $77.35.
    9. Olly Murs; $1,088,455; $60.17.
   10. Tim McGraw / Faith Hill; $1,076,673; $86.69.
   11. John Mayer; $1,047,122; $76.00.
   12. Iron Maiden; $981,685; $70.89.
   13. Def Leppard; $904,412; $86.02.
   14. Eric Church; $904,229; $61.39.
   15. Ariana Grande; $872,739; $74.12.
   16. Stevie Nicks; $849,937; $95.70.
   17. New Kids On The Block; $756,631; $68.00.
   18. Journey; $734,089; $90.91.
   19. Blake Shelton; $723,045; $62.11.
   20. Chance The Rapper; $679,816; $55.97.

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