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17 April, 2016

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Marc Dion: Fear the Mob (Creators Syndicate)
The mob was "we the people" at our worst, rampaging through the streets, burning the property of honest people, killing soldiers and what passed for police in those days, storming the king's palace. The mob could be blown by any wind, stirred to violence by any rumor, inflamed by blind prejudice, made love to by any orator who would pimp its lowest prejudices.

Paul Krugman: Why I Haven't Felt The Bern (NY Times Blog)
But never mind. As you know, I'm only saying these things because I'm a corporate whore and want a job with Hillary.

Lenore Skenazy: Did Four Young Women Go to Prison for Being Gay? (Creators Syndicate)
Instead, the trial was about four gay women, in a conservative Texas town, at the tail end of the "Satanic Panic." That's when Americans across the country became convinced that day care workers were dismembering babies, drinking blood and ritually raping preschoolers. It sounds outrageous now, but people went to prison, sometimes for decades, for ostensibly making their toddler students dig up bodies in the graveyard, or flying them down to Mexico to be raped by soldiers - and back by circle time. (See the case of Frances and Dan Keller.)

Robert Gottlieb: Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker (NY Review of Books)
She was too sensible to live in regret, but she certainly understood how much of her life she had spent carousing and just fooling around. The tragedy of Dorothy Parker, it seems to me, isn't that she succumbed to alcoholism or died essentially alone. It was that she was too intelligent to believe that she had made the most of herself.

Lucy Mangan: Cyanide and separate houses: my prescription for a happy marriage (The Guardian)
Filling in a medical form I was asked about my marital status. Sadly, divulging this information had nothing to do with a monthly care package.

Why the World Needs Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (BBC)
Some years ago TV comedies found grim humour in ordinary domestic life. Now even sitcoms about murder and sex slavery are bright and bubbly. Nicholas Barber asks, "What changed?"

Nicholas Barber: "Film review: Is The Jungle Book remake any good?" (BBC)
Jon Favreau's update of the classic 1967 cartoon film is a technical marvel - but can it improve on it? Nicholas Barber isn't convinced.

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This word is used in typesetting for a printer's ornament or a printer's character, as well as in the computer industry to describe fonts that have symbols and shapes in the positions designated for alphabetical or numeric characters. What is this word, Archie?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This Academy Award-winning actress, who was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters, was born Ruth Elizabeth Davis. By what name is she more famously known?

       Bette Davis                                                      Source

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue ten Academy Award nominations for acting, and was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.        Source

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Alan J was first and correct with:
   Bette Davis.

mj wrote:
   Fasten your seat belt
  Ruth used a variation on her middle name when managing bumpy nights. She had Bette Davis eyes, which is only fair because we know her as Bette Davis.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Bette Davis

Randall responded:
   She's precocious, and she knows just
  What it takes to make a pro blush
  She got Greta Garbo's standoff sighs
  She's got Bette Davis eyes

  ...all the boys think she's a spy she's got
  Bette Davis eyes

Adam answered:
   Bette Davis? Yes, Bette Davis

DanD replied:
   I think the name "Bette Davis" fits the description.

Marian said:
   Bette Davis

Lois Of Oregon responded:
   Bette Davis..".I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless". A true Aries, that girl. Here is a picture of her looking like she just wrested an Oscar from the clutches of a giant bird. Headed to Corvallis now. Wish me luck.

Deborah replied:
   Ah, the great Bette Davis. She was something.
  The wind keeps blowing and it's quite unpleasant. Supposed to hit the 80s today. Already?

Droopy Dale of Diamondy Sprungs, Norfuckcali answered:
   Old Smoky, Betty Davis. Magnificent performer, real-life thug-bitch…but a survivor.

MAM   wrote:
   "Bette" Davis ~ Was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, 1908 - 1989.

Joe S     said:

  What is she pouring in that glass? Are the Santa Ana winds blowing?

Sure are, Joe!

DJ Useo took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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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.

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Tonight, Sunday:

CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH 'Madam Secretary', then a FRESH 'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH 'Elementary'.

NBC opens the night with a RERUN 'Little Big Shots', followed by a FRESH 'Little Big Shots', then a FRESH 'Crowded', followed by another FRESH 'Crowded', then a 'Dateline'.

ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', then a FRESH 'Once Upon A Time', followed by a FRESH 'The Family', then a FRESH 'Quantico'.

The CW offers an old 'Person Of Interest', followed by an old 'Elementary', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.

Faux has a FRESH 'Bordertown', followed by a FRESH 'Cooper Barnett's Guide To Surviving Life', then a RERUN 'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH 'Bob's Burgers', then a FRESH 'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH 'The Last Man On Earth'.

MY has an old 'Anger Management', followed by another old 'Anger Management', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.

A&E has 'Intervention', another 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH 'Intervention: Then & Now', then a FRESH 'Intervention'.

AMC offers the movie 'Con air', 'Fear The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH 'Fear The Walking Dead', then a FRESH 'Walking Dead'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Australia's Red Centre
 [6:30AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Yellowstone
 [7:30AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Svalbard
 [8:30AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-Scottish Highlands
 [9:00AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 13-Okavango
 [9:30AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Them & Us
 [10:00AM]    DR. NO (1962)
 [12:30PM]    GOLDFINGER (1964)
 [3:00PM]    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)
 [5:30PM]    GOLDFINGER (1964)
 [8:00PM]    CASINO ROYALE (2006)
 [11:00PM]    CASINO ROYALE (2006)
 [2:00AM]    DR. NO (1962)
 [4:30AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Australia's Red Centre
 [5:00AM]    HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Yellowstone

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Potomac', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Potomac', then a FRESH 'Shahs Of Sunset', followed by a FRESH 'Thicker Than Water', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by the FRESH 'Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser'.

FX has the movie 'Ride Along', followed by the movie '21 Jump Street', then the movie '21 Jump Street', again.

History has all old 'American Pickers' all night.

IFC  -   
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 [6:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
 [7:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
 [12:15PM]    BLUES BROTHERS 2000
 [3:00PM]    PARKER
 [5:45PM]    48 HRS.
 [10:30PM]    48 HRS.
 [3:15]    AMPARKER    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [7:00AM]    Love Actually
 [10:00AM]    While You Were Sleeping
 [12:30PM]    What About Bob?
 [2:45PM]    A League of Their Own
 [5:45PM]    The Breakfast Club
 [8:00PM]    Back to the Future
 [10:30PM]    Back to the Future
 [1:00AM]    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
 [3:00AM]    Warrior    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Abduction', followed by the movie 'GI Joe: Retaliation'.

 [6:00 AM]      The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
 [8:00 AM]      Black Magic (1949)
 [10:15 AM]      Ministry of Fear (1944)
 [12:00 PM]      Camelot (1967)
 [3:15 PM]      The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
 [5:30 PM]      The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
 [8:00 PM]      Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
 [10:30 PM]      Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
 [12:15 AM]      Wild Rose (1932)    SILENT 
 [2:00 AM]      El Casado Casa Quiere (1950)
 [3:30 AM]      Pepe le Moko (1937)
 [5:15 AM]      MGM Parade Show #20 (1955)    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Monday   -  04/18/16

 [6:00 AM]      Please Believe Me (1950)
 [7:45 AM]      Bedlam (1946)
 [9:15 AM]      The Body Snatcher (1945)
 [10:45 AM]      I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
 [12:00 PM]      Isle of the Dead (1945)
 [1:15 PM]      The Ghost Ship (1943)
 [2:30 PM]      The Seventh Victim (1943)
 [3:45 PM]      The Leopard Man (1943)
 [5:00 PM]      Cat People (1942)
 [6:15 PM]      The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
 [7:30 PM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Quentin Tarantino (2008)
 [8:00 PM]      None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
 [10:00 PM]      The Spiral Staircase (1945)
 [11:30 PM]      Pinky (1949)
 [1:30 AM]      Kind Lady (1951)
 [3:00 AM]      The Red Danube (1949)
 [5:00 AM]      Johnny Trouble (1957)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Jackie Robinson's widow Rachel Robinson waves to fans prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Friday, April 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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Dylan, McCartney, Stones Lined Up


The most legendary names in rock including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are being lined up for a historic mega-festival, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The newspaper said organizers of Coachella, the lucrative rock festival that opened Friday, were making arrangements for the massive event to take place at the same venue in the California desert on October 7-9.

A representative from Coachella's Los Angeles-based promoter GoldenVoice did not respond to a request for comment.

The Los Angeles Times, quoting unnamed sources, said the concert would include six of the biggest acts of their generation -- The Rolling Stones, former Beatle McCartney, Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and Rogers Waters of Pink Floyd fame.

The festival, which was also reported by Billboard magazine, would be in line to generate massive amounts of money. The Rolling Stones and Waters are behind the second and third highest-earning concert tours in history, trailing only U2.



Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the Tiffany & Co. 2016 Blue Book Celebration "The Art of Transformation" at The Cunard Building on Friday, April 15, 2016, in New York.
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Pot Helps

Bill Maher

While a lung-full of marijuana can reduce some potheads to a puddle of silliness and sloth - you know who you are - the fact remains: Pot can serve a host of creative uses. Case in point: TV host Bill Maher.

Since premiering 13 years ago with "Real Time," which HBO airs live on Fridays at 10 p.m. EDT, Maher has provided an essential forum for smart discussion about politics and culture, with his opening monologue often the sharpest, best-crafted topical humor on television.

Even better is his final segment, which ramps up from a litany of so-called "New Rules" to a jestful-yet-meaty meditation on such subjects as the election follies, political correctness, gun control and, yes, legalizing marijuana.

Maher's vocal support for pot legalization exemplifies his largely libertarian stance. Meanwhile, there's a practical consideration: Grass helps him get his writing right.

So what better occasion than now to salute Maher's decades of comic insight while also giving credit to his cannabis muse! After all, next Wednesday is April 20, better known among pot proselytizers as 4-20, which they observe as a special day to honor their favorite herb and to advocate for boosted legal access to it.

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Safeguards Seed Varieties

Crop Trust

The Crop Trust, which runs a so-called doomsday seed vault in the Arctic, secured a doubling of its core funds on Friday and urged the private sector to do more to safeguard commercial food production.

Friday's pledges totaling about $150 million were mainly from governments, including the United States, Germany and Australia, and will lift the organization's endowment fund to $300 million, it said in a statement after a pledging meeting in Washington.

Marie Haga, executive director of the Crop Trust, said that she hoped to attract more private sector investment to the fund, which works to preserve millions of varieties of seeds against threats such as climate change and disease.

The trust's main global store is its doomsday vault in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The vault is a deep, frozen store against cataclysms such as nuclear war and has capacity to store 4.5 million varieties of crops, from wheat to coconuts.

It also runs other gene banks storing seeds around the world.

Crop Trust


Singer-songwriter Iggy Pop performs in concert during his "Post Pop Depression Tour 2016" at The Academy of Music on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Philadelphia.
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Won't Testify

Sumner Redstone

A California judge declined to order a deposition of Sumner Redstone after lawyers for the 92-year-old media mogul said on Thursday they do not plan to call him to testify at a trial over his mental competence.

Attorneys for Redstone's former girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, had argued in court filings that they should be allowed to take the deposition because he had planned to testify at a trial scheduled to start on May 6.

At a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, lawyers for Redstone said they do not plan to call Redstone as a witness. Redstone has a "severe" speech impediment that becomes more pronounced in stressful situations, attorney Robert Klieger said. "We can't responsibly put him through that."

Judge David Cowan said he saw no need to order a deposition if Redstone would not testify at the trial. Herzer has filed a lawsuit arguing that the multi-billionaire was not mentally competent last October when he removed her as the person designated to make his health care decisions if he is not able.

A trial could cause further embarrassment for the ailing Redstone and his family, and act as a continued distraction for media company Viacom Inc, which is majority-owned by Redstone. He is also the controlling shareholder of CBS Corp.

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Threaten To Sell US Assets


Saudi Arabia threatened to sell up to $750 billion worth of US assets held by the Kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be sued over 9/11, reports The New York Times' Mark Mazzetti.

Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, personally passed on the message last month during a trip to Washington, according to The Times.

The foreign minister was referring to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would let victims of 9/11 and other terrorist acts sue foreign sponsors of terrorism.

As Vice News noted when it was reintroduced in September, the Senate bill would pave the way for a lawsuit to proceed over Saudi Arabia's alleged role in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Saudi Arabia has been arguing that it's immune from liability over 9/11 under a 1976 law that makes it difficult to sue foreign countries in US courts. However, the JASTA legislation would allow victims of terrorism on US soil to sue foreign sponsors of terrorism.



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Support Letters


The judge in Dennis Hastert's (R-Sweaty Wrestler™) hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.

Hastert is to be sentenced April 27 after pleading guilty last year to breaking federal banking laws.

Prosecutors say Hastert sought to pay $3.5 million to a man to keep him from divulging sexual abuse that occurred while Hastert taught high school and coached wrestling from 1965 to 1981 in Yorkville, Illinois. After first telling the FBI he withdrew large sums of money because he didn't trust banks, Hastert later told investigators he was the target of a bogus sexual abuse claim, prosecutors allege.

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin said in a Thursday filing that the court won't consider 60 letters of support for Hastert unless they are publicly filed. The letters were attached to a previous, sealed filing, which conceals the identities of individuals making a case for leniency on behalf of Hastert.

"Usually letters attesting to a defendant's character are part of the public record," the judge's filing said. "If the defendant wants the court to consider any of these letters ... the defendant must publicly file the letters."



A visitor looks at shoes and the hat of actor, filmmaker and composer, Charlie Chaplin, during the inauguration and the opening of the museum "Chaplin's World by Grevin" at the Manoir de Ban.
Photo by Laurent Gillieron


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Provost Resigns


A top Berkeley official stepped down amid growing controversy over sexual harassment on campus, citing personal reasons.

Claude Steele, provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California - Berkeley, announced Friday that he would resign his position at the university to focus on caring for his ill wife.

"I can no longer offer UC Berkeley the time and level of commitment it needs from its (provost), while at the same time being a part of my family in the way I want to be," Dr. Steele said on Friday.

The resignation has gained national attention as it arrived days after Steele received heavy criticism over the handling of a sexual harassment case. His resignation leaves lingering questions over what's next for dealing with sexual harassment on campus.

Steele became the subject of faculty, student, and public criticism after reports surfaced that showed the dean of Berkeley's law school, Sujit Choudhry, broke university sexual harassment policy, but received only a light punishment, The Christian Science Monitor reported last month. A campus investigation confirmed that Dean Choudhry had repeatedly kissed, hugged, and touched his executive assistant against her wishes. As provost, Steele punished Choudhry with a 10 percent pay cut for one year, plus mandatory counseling.



Filipinos in cricket costumes parade during the Aliwan Festival in Manila, Philippines, 16 April 2016. The Aliwan Festival is an annual event where groups from various provinces in the country showcase their products and culture.
Photo by Mark R. Cristino


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Judge Seals Most Files

David Petraeus

A U.S. judge has ordered the most sensational court records to remain sealed in the now-abandoned lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus.

The files include transcripts of sworn interviews with senior Obama administration officials about the sex scandal and its fallout.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson late Thursday accepted objections by the Justice Department to keep the files private, saying government lawyers "have identified compelling confidentiality, privacy and law enforcement interests served by maintaining those records under seal that outweigh any need for public access."

The judge added, "No one has asserted any public need for the material." It was unclear whether Jackson intended to revisit her decision in the future, but she ordered that the "records will remain sealed for the time being."

Among the files were notes from confidential FBI interviews with Petreaus weeks before his resignation; his biographer, Paula Broadwell, with whom he was having an affair; and Jill Kelley, a friend to Petraeus and his wife. Kelley had complained to the FBI in June 2012 about harassing emails from an unknown person who turned out to be Broadwell.

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Visitors look at an extract of the silent film "The Great Dictator" during a media tour of 'Chaplin's World', an interactive museum celebrating the life and works of comic actor Charlie Chaplin, in Corsier near Vevey, Switzerland, April 16, 2016. The museum is set on the vast estate of Manoir de Ban, where Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life until his death.
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Don't Reveal Evidence


As four men sat in prison for a murder they didn't commit, records show that state investigators sent proof of their innocence to a North Carolina prosecutor, but he never revealed it to the convicted men.

He didn't have to. Nothing in North Carolina's legal standards requires a prosecutor to turn over evidence of innocence after a conviction.

The four, along with a fifth who also was convicted, were eventually cleared through the work of a commission that investigates innocence -- but not until they'd served years in prison, including several years when a judge says the prosecutor and sheriff "did nothing to follow up on" another man's confession.

"If prosecutors have an ethical duty to avoid wrongful convictions, then they should have some sort of ethical duty to remedy wrongful convictions," said attorney Brad Bannon, of the North Carolina Bar's ethics committee.

He wants North Carolina to adopt a rule recommended by the American Bar Association, requiring prosecutors to come forward if they find "new, credible and material evidence" that an innocent person is serving time. Thirteen states have adopted the post-conviction rule. North Carolina isn't among them.



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