Paul Krugman: Arguments From Irrelevant Authority (NY Times Blog)
Look, in general you should argue based on logic and evidence, not authority figures, whenever possible. Sometimes there is technical detail that forces reliance on experts to summarize the evidence - but in that case you should cite experts in the relevant area, not people who are or were important for reasons that have nothing to do with the subject. Arguments from irrelevant authority are a sign that you don't have a substantive case, you're lazy, or both.
Andrew Tobias: Republican Unity
Our Republican friends don't want to raise the minimum-wage (though they decry income inequality). They want to lower taxes on the rich and their corporations and eliminate the estate tax on billionheirs (though they decry income inequality). They oppose measures to make income-enhancing higher education more affordable (though they decry income inequality). And they despise unions. Look at the unfair bargaining power it gives janitors, doormen, and hotel maids! Though, really, truly, they decry income inequality.
Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.
In 1980 Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which contributed to her death at age 68. The public disclosure and discussion of her illness drew international attention to Alzheimer's, then a little-known disease, and helped to greatly increase public and private funding for Alzheimer's research.
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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.
AMC offers the movie 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1', followed by the movie 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2'.
[12:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 1 - The Child
[1:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Where Silence Has Lease
[2:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Elementary, Dear Data
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 8 - A Matter of Honor
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 9 - The Measure of a Man
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 10 - The Dauphin
[6:00AM] Top Gear: Best Of 14-15-Episode 4
[7:00AM] Top Gear: Best of Richard-Ep 1 - Best of Richard
[8:00AM] Top Gear: Best of Richard-Ep 2 - More Best of Richard
[9:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 6 - The Inside Story
[10:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 7 - Pacific Island
[11:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 8 - Big Sky Country
[12:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 9 - China
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 21 - Hollow Pursuits
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 22 - The Most Toys
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 23 - Sarek
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 24 - Menage a Troi
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 25 - Transfigurations
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 26 - The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1)
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 1 - The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
[8:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 8 - The Zygon Inversion
[9:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 9 - Sleep No More
[10:00PM] The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 6
[11:15PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 8
[12:15AM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 9 - Sleep No More
[1:15AM] The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 6
[2:30AM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 9 - Sleep No More
[3:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 24 - Menage a Troi
[4:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 25 - Transfigurations
[5:30AM] Hidden Habitats - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Galapagos (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by the movie 'The School Of Rock', then the movie 'The School Of Rock', again.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Austin Powers In Goldmember', followed by the movie 'Step Brothers', and 'Jeff Dunham: Unhinged In Hollywood'.
FX has the movie 'Iron Man 2', followed by the movie 'Iron Man 3'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Michelle Monaghan Wears a Burnt Orange Dress and White Heels
[6:30AM] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[9:45AM] GIGI DOES IT-Whine
[10:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
[10:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
[11:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
[1:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Beast of Burden
[12:15PM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
[12:45PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Rip This Joint
[1:15PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Mother's Little Helper
[1:45PM] U.S. MARSHALS
[8:00PM] TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
[2:00AM] TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
[4:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
[5:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Rip This Joint
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Mother's Little Helper (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Rifleman-Heller
[6:30AM] The Rifleman-Grasshopper
[7:00AM] The Rifleman-A Time for Singing
[7:30AM] The Rifleman-The Deserter
[8:00AM] The Rifleman-The Vision
[8:30AM] The Rifleman-Lariat
[9:00AM] The Rifleman-Smoke Screen
[9:30AM] The Rifleman-Shotgun Man
[10:00AM] The Rifleman-Sins of the Father
[10:30AM] The Rifleman-The Prodigal
[11:00AM] Five Easy Pieces
[1:30PM] Easy Rider
[3:30PM] The Shining
[7:00PM] One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
[10:00PM] The Returned-Morgane
[11:10PM] One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
[2:10AM] The Returned-Morgane
[3:19AM] Good Will Hunting (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Land Of The Lost', followed by the movie 'King Kong'.
Cast member Steve Carell and his wife Nancy pose at the premiere of "The Big Short" during the closing night of AFI Fest 2015 in Hollywood, California November 12, 2015. The movie opens in the U.S. on December 23.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni
British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rocketed to fame in the "Harry Potter" films, said he was "in awe" as he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"A few months ago, I was walking along here with a couple of friends and just becoming sort of in awe and slightly overwhelmed by the names I was going to be joining," said the 26-year-old, who was presented with the 2,565th star.
Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the wildly popular eight-film blockbuster "Potter" franchise before moving on to more adult roles, was in Los Angeles to promote his new movie "Victor Frankenstein."
In the film, which opens in the United States later this month, he plays assistant Igor to the mad scientist obsessed with creating life, portrayed by James McAvoy.
Actress Anjelica Huston attends The Humane Society of the United States To the Rescue! New York Gala: Saving Animal Lives on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in New York. To the Rescue! is a benefit in celebration of the life-saving work of its animal rescue efforts across the nation and around the world. In its sixth year, the event honored Anjelica Huston, Heineken and Jennifer and Alan Fournier and family.
Photo by Amy Sussman
Motorhead lead singer Lemmy has a weird way of grieving ... saying he wishes George W. Bush would have died instead of Phil Taylor.
In an interview with ?Classic Rock ?blog, Lemmy says he's devastated over his former bandmate's death. But that's not all, he continued, "It really pisses me off that they take somebody like him and leave George Bush alive."
It's weird ... he doesn't expand on Bush ... and the interviewer kinda lets it slide. So we're scratching our heads just as much as the next guy as to what triggered the beef with Dubya.
Phil Taylor, Motorhead's original drummer, died on Wednesday after a long term illness. He was 61.
Director Steven Spielberg, actress Amy Ryan and actor Tom Hanks, from left, arrive for the International Premiere of the movie 'Bridge of Spies' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
Photo by Michael Sohn
"NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette says she felt "alone, terrified and trapped" when a man attacked her and threatened to kill her as she walked in front of her Hollywood home.
The actress tweeted that she thought she was going to die during the 5 p.m. Thursday attack. Perrette, 46, says the man grabbed her, punched her repeatedly in the nose and forehead and graphically told her how he was going to kill her.
In her tweets about the attack, Perrette said the attacker kept telling her that his name was William.
Within an hour of the attack, police arrested a man a few blocks away. David Merck was booked for investigation of aggravated battery. Bail was set at $100,000.
Jonathan Pollard, the Navy intelligence analyst whose 1985 arrest for selling secrets to Israel set off a sensational spy saga, is scheduled to be released from federal prison next week, marking the end of a three-decade diplomatic burr in the relationship between the two allies.
Pollard, 61, had been serving a life sentence, but was granted parole this year under sentencing rules in place at the time of his prosecution that made him presumptively eligible for release this month.
Although the decision from the U.S. Parole Commission came around the same time as a sharp disagreement between the U.S. and the Israeli governments over a nuclear deal with Iran, officials from both countries have denied the release was in any way tied to that arrangement, or was intended as a concession to Israel.
Pollard's plans aren't immediately clear. His lawyers said after the parole decision in July that he had lined up a job and housing in the New York area. His lawyers have said that he will be required to remain in the United States for five years, though they called on President Barack Obama to grant him clemency and permit him to move to Israel immediately.
American presidents have repeatedly denied Pollard's release even as the Israeli government, which granted Pollard citizenship in the 1990s and recognized him as an Israeli agent, has for years sought his freedom. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in July that he had "consistently raised the issue of (Pollard's) release in my meetings and conversations with the leadership of successive U.S. administrations."
Commuters watch as an activist from the People for the Ehical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wearing a chicken costume displays a placard in front of a melting igloo to protest next week's APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit of Leaders Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. PETA is urging the 21-member APEC nations not to ignore the "environmental devastation caused by the meat industry." The APEC leaders are expected to tackle among others the global effects of climate change.
Photo by Bullit Marquez
A Utah lesbian couple said Friday they are relieved after finding out they will be able to keep a baby girl they have been raising as foster parents.
The married couple spoke Friday, hours after a judge reversed his ruling to take the 9-month-old child and place her with a heterosexual couple for her well-being.
"We're just happy we don't have to say goodbye to her on Tuesday," April Hoagland told The Associated Press. "That's a big relief."
Hoagland and Beckie Peirce later spoke at a news conference in their hometown of Price, Utah, outside the courthouse where the judge made the initial ruling on Tuesday. Peirce wore a T-shirt with a quote from pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk that said, "Rights are won only by those who make their voices heard."
They said they are grateful for the nationwide support their case received after Judge Scott Johansen ordered the baby removed.
Waves break in front of the South Pier on Blackpool Promenade, northern Britain, November 13, 2015. Abigail, the first named storm to hit Britain, whipped up winds of up to 84 miles per hour and cut power to 12,000 home according to local media reports.
Photo by Phil Noble
The NFL isn't turning a blind eye to fans who had difficulty distinguishing between the all-red Buffalo Bills and all-green New York Jets on Thursday night.
League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the NFL intends to incorporate a colorblindness test when designing its "Color Rush" alternate jerseys for next season.
"The standard television test did not account for colorblindness for fans at home that became apparent last night," McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press. "We will enhance our testing to include a colorblindness analysis to better address this issue in the future."
McCarthy was responding to concerns raised by colorblind fans who couldn't tell which team was which during Buffalo's 22-17 win over the Jets. The Bills were dressed in scarlet red jerseys, sleeves, pants, socks and shoes. The Jets were decked out in Kelly green.
Various studies have found that red-green color blindness is the most prevalent and affects 10 million to 13 million Americans, a vast majority of them males.
National Park Service officials are investigating the unexplained deaths of two brown bears in Alaska, one of them a cub, captured in real time by a video camera as thousands of bewildered nature enthusiasts were watching on the Internet.
The camera, trained on the Brooks Falls area in the Katmai National Park, typically shows a variety of live-action bear activity, such as bears snoozing on a riverbank or snatching leaping salmon while perched above a waterfall.
In late October, a brown bear cub could be seen by thousands of viewers walking in front of the camera before the animal teetered, then fell over and died, drawing a torrent of online comments from those tuned into the livestream carried on the park's website and second site called explore.org
Some time after park officials had removed the cub's carcass, viewers noticed another motionless bear - first visible as a dark blob and later determined to be an adult male that had mysteriously died.
A man dressed in a traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Kappl, November 13, 2015. Each year in November and January, people in the western Austria regions dress up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumes and parade through the streets to perform a 1,500 year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.
Photo by Dominic Ebenbichler
Are you a fan of the Apollo moon landings? Are you curious about all of the different types of items that the astronauts carried onboard their spacecraft? Can you type?
If so, then the Smithsonian might have the perfect pastime project for you.
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. has launched its first collaboration with the Smithsonian's Transcription Center to digitize the long lists of equipment that flew along with the Apollo astronauts from the Earth to the moon and back.
As NASA and its contractors prepared each of the Apollo missions to launch, the space agency assembled master packing lists of what was being loaded on each capsule and lander and where exactly each item was being stowed inside. The lists went through several revisions up to just before the spacecraft left Earth, and included the plan for what was to come back, too.
The Apollo Stowage Lists (ASL) were a product of the late 1960s and early 70s, which meant that for the better part of the decades that followed, they were limited to printed copies. Since the advent of the internet, NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston scanned the documents, but as images, the contents still could not be easily referenced by researchers and curators with regard to specific items.
Baby chimpanzee Jason sits on his sleeping box at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, east of Athens, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Jason, who is nearly three months old, is being tended and bottle-fed by zoo staff, as his mother fell sick while he was days old and has been unable to feed him. He will be brought up separately from the zoo's other eight chimpanzees for about a year and a half, and then gradually reintroduced in a painstaking process aiming at his full acceptance by the group and integration.
Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis
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