Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem, which loosely translates as "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." The literal translation, however, is "she seeks with the sword a quiet peace under liberty." Which US state uses this Latin phrase as their official motto?
Kiwifruit (often abbreviated as kiwi) or Chinese gooseberry is the edible berries of several species of woody vines in the genus Actinidia. The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit ('Hayward') is oval, about the size of a large hen's egg (5-8 cm (2.0-3.1 in) in length and 4.5-5.5 cm (1.8-2.2 in) in diameter). It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavor. It is a commercial crop in several countries, such as New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Greece, and France.
Kiwifruit is native to north-central and eastern China. The first recorded description of the kiwifruit dates back to the 12th century China during the Song dynasty. Cultivation of the fuzzy kiwifruit spread from China in the early 20th century to New Zealand, where the first commercial plantings occurred. Although kiwifruit is a national fruit of China, until recently, China was not a major producing country of kiwifruit, as it was traditionally collected from the wild.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Kiwi fruit sounds so much more appetizing than Chinese gooseberry.
A Chinese gooseberry is better know as a kiwi fruit. A real gooseberry isn't related to kiwi at all. Makes you wonder how our food is named.
David of Moon Valley replied:
The Kiwi! who knew!? well i sure didn't anyway....
John I from Hawai`i says,
Billy in Cypress wrote:
Dale of Warming Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Kiwifruit…It actually tastes like looks
Another heat wave is a coming…hopefully the last one of the year…
Joe S answered:
I didn't play yesterday because I'm still upset about Clapton. At least I'm not the only one who thinks Clapton is God. Chinese gooseberry, kiwifruit, I never would have guessed. Kiwi doesn't look anything like a gooseberry. I used to go to a little lake with my dad, when I was a kid to pick gooseberries. They were round, and green and long stickers on 'em.
There's an epic hurricane wreaking havoc in Texas, Gorka's out, the poor staffer who had to find "Good Donald!" posts is out, Arpaio's pardoned, and Mueller issues subpoenas. And now Berkeley and San Francisco, long bastions of free speech (and the summer of love, now 50 years old), no longer have right-wing/consevative/Nazi/white supremacists rallies this weekend. My head is spinning faster than that kid's head in "The Exorcist."
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 fills the night with LIVE'NFL Preseason Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Blue Bloods'.
NBC opens the night with a RERUN'American Ninja Warrior', followed by 'Dateline'.
Of course, 'SNL' is a RERUN, with Aziz Ansari hosting, music by Big Sean.
ABC starts the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a RERUN'The $100,000 Pyramid', then '20/20: In An Instant'.
The CW fills the night with tape-delayed 'NFL Preseason Football'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'Mayweather Vs. McGregor Prelims', 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', followed by a FRESH'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH'Live PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'Rocky III', followed by a FRESH'Halt & Catch Fire', and another 'Halt & Catch Fire'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Balance of Terror
[7:15AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-Shore Leave
[8:30AM] PLANET EARTH: THE MAKING OF PLANET EARTH
[10:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-From Pole To Pole
[11:40AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Mountains
[12:50PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Fresh Water
[2:00PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Caves
[3:10PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Deserts
[4:20PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Ice Worlds
[5:30PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Great Plains
[6:40PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Jungles
[7:50PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Shallow Seas
[9:00PM] WILD WEST - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-The High Country
[10:00PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Seasonal Forests
[11:10PM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Ocean Deep
[12:20AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-From Pole To Pole
[1:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Mountains
[2:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Fresh Water
[3:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Caves
[4:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Deserts
[5:30AM] HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Them & Us (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', then the movie 'Anger Management'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Broken Lizards Super Troopers', followed by the movie 'We're The Millers'.
FX has the movie 'The Heat', followed by the movie 'The Proposal'.
History has 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'American Pickers: Bonus Buys'.
[6:00AM] CONAN THE BARBARIAN
[8:45AM] CONAN THE DESTROYER
[11:00AM] TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
[1:30PM] GHOST RIDER
[4:00PM] STAND BY ME
[6:00PM] FIRST BLOOD
[8:00PM] RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II
[10:15PM] RAMBO III
[12:30AM] FIRST BLOOD
[2:30AM] RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II
[4:45AM] PORTLANDIA-Fred's Cell Phone Company
[5:15AM] PORTLANDIA-Separation Anxiety
[5:45AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Heavenly Daze (ALL TIMES EDT)
[7:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Bed Jacket
[7:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Convicts at Large
[8:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Bank Job
[8:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show-One Punch Opie
[9:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Barney and the Governor
[9:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Man in a Hurry
[10:00AM] The Silence of the Lambs
[12:30PM] Dante's Peak
[1:00AM] Dante's Peak
[3:30AM] Thunderheart (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has fills the night with the movie 'Stephen King's It'.
For renowned horror writer Stephen King reality seems to have become more unsettling than any ghoulish plot he could conjure.
The author has been horrified by the spectre of Donald Trump (R-Crooked) running for and then winning the US presidency, and he has not been shy about broadcasting his disdain.
From early in the real estate mogul's candidacy, Mr King has been firing off broadsides against Trump on the President's favoured mode of communication, Twitter.
Then yesterday Mr King tweeted he was taking a measure of revenge on Trump by blocking him from watching the series Mr. Mercedes or the upcoming film IT, both of which are adapted from his books.
How the author plans to enforces this embargo is something of a mystery, so it's safe to assume the measure is a token one. However Mr King's revenge found favour on the social media network racking up over 100,000 likes.
Keedan Garcia, 8, holds his kitten as he waits with his family to be evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Photo by Eric Gay
TV personality and climate activist Bill Nye on Thursday filed a suit Thursday claiming that the Walt Company and its subsidiaries improperly claimed more than $37 million in revenue generated by "Bill Nye the Science Guy," a children's science show that aired on PBS from 1993 to 1998.
According to the suit, Nye and his producers signed a distribution deal with Buena Vista Television, a Disney subsidiary, in 1993, entitling the show's creators to 50% of net profits from the show. In 2008, Buena Vista issued Nye a check for $585,123 for his share of that year's profits. But within months, Buena Vista, claiming it had made an accounting error, demanded most of that payment be returned.
In the course of the ensuing dispute, Nye's team discovered that Buena Vista had made huge and "suspicious" expense deductions against the show's $26 million in gross revenue, vastly reducing profits owed to Nye.
After four years of seeking clarification from Buena Vista, Nye hired outside auditors in 2013. Nye's suit claims Buena Vista was uncooperative in the audit, but the auditors were still able to find a variety of unreported royalties and improper deductions. The suit also claims that the sale of "Science Guy" streaming rights to was improperly classified as a "video device" deal, which paid out to the show's creators at a much lower rate than other forms of revenue.
The suit concludes that Nye is owed at least $9.35 million more than he has been paid by Buena Vista, and that Disney and its subsidiaries received $28 million in "ill-gotten profits" through various accounting tricks. The suit seeks restitution for money owed to Nye, with the final amount to be proven in trial, in addition to punitive damages.
A group of psychiatrists has written to Congress to warn Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) poses a "clear and present danger" to the world.
Among them is Dr Bandy Lee, of Yale University, who is also reportedly consulting with Democratic members of Congress on setting up an expert panel to give advice on the President's mental health.
She is concerned by Mr Trump's "dangerousness", Dr Lee told USA Today.
The group's letter, sent to members of both parties, said: "It no longer takes a psychiatrist to recognise the alarming patterns of impulsive, reckless, and narcissistic behaviour - regardless of diagnosis - that, in the person of Donald Trump, put the world at risk.
Discussion of Mr Trump's fitness to lead has intensified in the days since his extraordinary address to supporters in Phoenix, Arizona.
Patriot Prayer, the rightwing protest group that planned to rally in San Francisco on Saturday, has cancelled its event, citing safety concerns and a "smear campaign" by elected officials who called them "white supremacists".
"We're going to put our effort and resources into Berkeley," Patriot Prayer organizer Joey Gibson said in a Facebook Live broadcast. "Berkeley is a better situation because we don't feel that we're walking into a trap."
Thousands of San Franciscans were planning to mount counter-protests against the rightwing event, with residents planning to dance, march, rally, and boat in defiance of rightwing extremism. Several hundred people even announced a plan to allow their dogs to poo on the protest site in advance of the event.
The group's intention to hold an event in the notoriously liberal San Francisco provoked considerable concern from the city's elected officials, police, and residents, especially in the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Though Gibson has denounced white supremacy and neo-Nazis, Patriot Prayer events in the Pacific north-west have been attended by members of white nationalist groups and often devolved into violent street-fighting.
Donald Trump (R-Buffoon) has claimed his is one of, if not the most productive administration in US history. The billionaire tweeted that "few, if any, administrations have done more in just 7 months" than his.
"Bills passed, regulations killed, border, military, ISIS, SC!" he added.
One expert in US politics, Dr Brian Klaas from the London School of Economics, tweeted in response: "This is a lie. Many bills Trump signed rename buildings or are minor tweaks. No major legislation (except sanctions, which he opposed)."
Mr Trump made a similar claim earlier this year when he said: "I think we've been about as active as you can possibly be at a just about record-setting pace."
Donald Trump's (R-Delusional) administration parted ways with yet another staffer this week.
Politico reported Thursday that Andy Hemming resigned from his position as the White House communications team's director of rapid response on Monday.
Every presidential administration has staffers dedicated to monitoring the press and pushing out stories related to favorable moments. But Trump's relationship with the press and responses to news coverage is unprecedented. For instance, Vice News reported this month that the president receives a folder filled with positive news about himself twice a day ? a report previous presidents apparently did not receive.
Hemming's role in the administration was a bizarre one, considering his boss regularly picks publicfeuds with journalists and mainstream news outlets he was required to target with positive stories.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (R-Profiteer) and Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue (R-Silver Spoon) traveled to Zinke's home state of Montana on Thursday to join members of Montana's Republican delegation for an on-site briefing on a large wildfire south of Missoula, which the group blamed not chiefly on drought and climate change, but on mismanagement resulting from lawsuits by "environmental extremists."
The Lolo Peak Fire was ignited by lightning in mid-July and has since burned more than 34,000 acres, prompting hundreds of evacuations and destroying two homes and several outbuildings. One firefighter was killed working the fire on Aug. 2 when he was struck by a falling tree. As of Thursday, the blaze was 14 percent contained.
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Fingerprinted) said forest fires in Montana have become all too common and that better management will result in healthier forest, more wildlife and hunting, and less frequent and intense fires.
"Everyone benefits," he said. "Conservation benefits and our communities benefit. We all benefit. And yet we're tied up in knots through extensive and ridiculous permitting processes, and frivolous lawsuits from environmental extremists."
Daines echoed that sentiment, saying that the Libby Loggers - the mascot of the school in Libby, Montana - could be renamed the "Libby Lawyers," apparently implying that the town's timber mills have been replaced by lawyers working for "extreme environment groups" fighting to stall and stop efforts to clear dead and dying timber.
Elian Gonzalez, who was once at the center of an international custody battle between his Cuban father and relatives in Miami, has held out an olive branch to his family living in the United States.
The 23-year-old was just six when the vessel carrying his mother and others capsized off the coast of Florida in November 1999, leaving Elian -- who was able to grab onto a car inner tube -- the sole survivor.
Speaking in an interview with CNN that was broadcast Thursday ahead of a documentary by CNN Films that re-examines his story, he said he'd like to put the bitter past behind him.
Upon his return, he was rarely heard from other than when his image was occasionally beamed on Cuban television as a model member of the communist party's youth wing.
Had he stayed in Miami, he reflects, "I think I would have become the poster boy for that group of Cubans in Miami that tries to destroy the revolution, that try to make Cuba look bad," he said.
Endangered right whales are dying at unusually high rates in the Atlantic Ocean off Canada and the northern United States, sparking an investigation by authorities in both countries, officials said Friday.
Thirteen of the massive, bus-sized marine mammals have been found dead this year, a large number considering the entire population numbers just 450-500, said experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Typically, 3.8 right whales per year are found dead in Canadian and US waters combined.
NOAA has declared an "unusual mortality event," or UME, kicking off an investigation and making funds available for the probe.
Prior to the announcement of the UME, a North Atlantic right whale calf was found dead in April 2017 in Cape Cod Bay, bringing the year-to-date total to 13.
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