Lenore Skenazy: Goodbye to My Neighbor (Creators Syndicate)
When your grandmother dies, everyone knows what to do. Send a note, or at least express condolences. But when a neighbor dies, there isn't really any protocol, maybe because there are so many different kinds of neighbors: The ones you never see. The ones you never want to see. And the ones who become part of your life.
Froma Harrop: Sanders Should Stop Scheming (Creators Syndicate)
"Drop your plans and schemes," Thomas Cromwell advises doomed Queen Anne Boleyn in "Wolf Hall." "Put down the burden of them." Bernie Sanders could use similar counsel. He's now behind Hillary Clinton by almost 400 pledged delegates and nearly 4 million popular votes. Spare us the commentary on the crowds, the passion and the noise. The voters clearly prefer Hillary.
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (Swedish: 20 November 1858 - 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is best remembered for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils).
Alan J was first and correct with:
Nobel Prize for Literature.
The stuff I learn because of you, Marty - I don't know where you come up with these questions.
Selma Lagerlöf was a Swedish author, and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Back to seasonal temps; a stiff, hot north wind is howling, making most outdoor activities most unpleasant. But it's the weekend, so yay!
First female author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Dastardly Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcaliful said:
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909 was awarded to Selma Lagerlöf "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"…Straight out of Wiki…never fucking heard of her…learned another piece of garbage to store in my shithole noggin…thanks Marty…Hey you fucking East Coast assholes on the blog…My Golden State Warriors of Oaktown are going to be NBA champs again…LeBron is starting to act like a little bitch…Ha…Ha…Ha! God Dubs!!!
Happy Birthday Adrienne Barbeau
A Swedish author, she was in 1909, the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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.
Our problem neighbor was setting off (illegal) fireworks with such a load in 'em that all the car alarms went off.
Takes at least a 3.5 earthquake to set off those alarms.
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by the FRESH'The 70th Annual Tony Awards'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2016 Stanley Cup Final', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by another RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', then a RERUN'Celebrity Family Feud', followed by another RERUN'Celebrity Family Feud'.
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'Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life', followed by another FRESH'Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN'Family Guy', followed by a RERUN'Last Man On Earth'.
MY 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'.
AMC offers the movie 'Happy Gilmore', 'Preacher', followed by a FRESH'Preacher', then a FRESH'Ride With Norman Reedus'.
[6:00AM] SUPERHUMAN ANIMALS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Sight
[7:00AM] SUPERHUMAN ANIMALS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Sound
[8:00AM] SUPERHUMAN ANIMALS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Scent
[9:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Spring
[10:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Summer
[11:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Winter
[12:00PM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Hunters and Hunted
[1:00PM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Creatures of the Deep
[2:00PM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Plants
[3:00PM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Primates
[4:00PM] THE NEW WORLD (2005)
[7:00PM] MAD MAX (1979)
[9:00PM] APOCALYPTO (2006)
[12:00AM] APOCALYPTO (2006)
[3:00AM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Hunters and Hunted
[4:00AM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Creatures of the Deep
[5:00AM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Plants (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', followed by a FRESH'Shahs Of Sunset', another 'Shahs Of Sunset', 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy', 'Gabriel Iglesias: Hot & Fluffy', 'Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy', and 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy'.
FX has the movie 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', followed by the movie 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'.
History has 3 hours of old 'American Pickers', and 'Mountain Men'.
[6:00AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[8:15AM] REVENGE OF THE NERDS
[10:15AM] BAD NEWS BEARS
[12:45PM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[3:00PM] REVENGE OF THE NERDS
[5:00PM] AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
[7:00PM] AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
[9:00PM] HALF BAKED
[11:00PM] HALF BAKED
[1:00AM] AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
[3:00AM] AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Tony Hale Wears a Blue Flannel Shirt and Fuchsia Sneakers
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Tegan and Sara Wear Leather Jackets and Skinny Jeans (ALL TIMES EDT)
[8:00AM] Stir Crazy
[10:00AM] The Jerk
[12:00PM] Groundhog Day
[2:30PM] Indecent Proposal
[8:00PM] The Descendants
[1:30AM] Indecent Proposal
[4:00AM] Confidence (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Friday The 13th Part VII: New Blood', followed by the movie 'Friday The 13th'.
Italian actor and director Roberto Benigni, left, and his wife and actress Nicoletta Braschi pose with their Globo D'oro Lifetime Achievement awards at the end of the Globo D'oro film prize awarding ceremony in Rome, Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Photo by Domenico Stinellis
Researchers have discovered a vast network of hidden cities laying deep under the lush Cambodian jungle near the medieval mega-city of Angkor Wat, in "groundbreaking discoveries that promise to upend key assumptions about south-east Asia's history," the Guardian reported in an exclusive on Friday.
The cities range from 900 to 1,400 years old and at their peak around the year 1,100 may have made the Khmer regime in Angkor the biggest empire on the planet. The discovery, the result of high tech airborne laser scanning technology, also revealed "elaborate water systems that were built hundreds of years before historians believed the technology existed," according to the Guardian.
"We have entire cities discovered beneath the forest that no one knew were there - at Preah Khan of Kompong Svay and, it turns out, we uncovered only a part of Mahendraparvata on Phnom Kulen [in another 2012 survey]," Australian researcher and Siem Reap's École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) fellow Dr. Damian Evans, who led the study, told the paper.
"This time we got the whole deal and it's big, the size of Phnom Penh big," he added, referring to the capital city of Cambodia, which has a population of 1.5 million.
Satellite and drone images have led to a new discovery in the ancient city of Petra - a massive man-made stone platform hidden under sand.
The platform might have been used for ceremonial purposes because it was fronted on one side by columns and a monumental staircase, said Christopher A. Tuttle, executive director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Only excavations would be able to shed more light on its original use, but no digs are planned for now, he said.
Petra is a sprawling archaeological site of tombs and monuments carved into rose-hued desert sandstone some 2,000 years ago by traders known as Nabataeans. Petra's most famous building is the Treasury, where scenes from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" were filmed in the 1980s.
Scientific exploration of Petra goes back some 200 years, and Tuttle worked at the site for close to a decade.
The platform is located about 900 meters (3,000 feet) from the ancient city center, but away from paths used by tourists and away from major monuments, Tuttle said late Friday. It is not clearly visible from the ground or nearby hills, and its outlines only emerged in satellite and drone images, he said.
Kansas cannot prevent thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November federal election because they didn't prove they were U.S. citizens when registering to vote at motor vehicle offices, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling temporarily upholds a court order that required Kansas to allow those individuals to vote in federal elections even though they didn't provide citizenship documentation when applying or renewing their driver's licenses, as required under Kansas law. The state has said as many as 50,000 people could be affected.
The appeals court judges said Kansas had not made the necessary showing for a stay pending appeal, but agreed to hear the appeal quickly.
The initial court order was made last month by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson, who said enforcement of Kansas' proof-of-citizenship law has disenfranchised more than 18,000 otherwise eligible voters. That amounts to about 8 percent of all voter registration applications, "not an insignificant amount," she wrote in her ruling.
The decision means that Robinson's preliminary injunction will go into effect, and that means "tens of thousands of citizens who have had their voting rights denied would be put on the voter rolls," said Micah Kubic, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas. "In any other state they would be on the voter rolls."
Solar Impulse 2, the solar airplane, piloted by Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg, flies over the Statue of Liberty in in New York, June 11, 2016 shortly before landing at John F. Kennedy airport. Leg 14 was the shortest so far on the planes trip around the globe.
Photo by Andre Borschberg, Jean Revillard
No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along a Milwaukee freeway, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which investigated the case.
Patrice Price, 26, was driving her boyfriend's car on Highway 175 on April 26 when his loaded handgun slid from under the driver's seat and the toddler, who was riding in the back seat, picked it up, sheriff's officials said.
The child fired the gun through the front seat, striking Price. A .40-caliber gun was recovered from the floor of the back seat behind the driver, along with a security officer's gun belt belonging to the victim's boyfriend, sheriff's officials said.
The woman's mother was in the front seat, with Price's 1-year-old son. Family members said the older woman was able to put her foot on the brake and maneuver the car to the side of the highway after her daughter was shot. Price was pronounced dead at the scene despite life-saving efforts of first responders.
Investigators found nothing illegal about the gun that belonged to Price's boyfriend, sheriff's department spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said Thursday. Prosecutors from the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office concurred with the sheriff's investigators findings, McLaughlin said. A spokesperson for the DA's office did not immediately return a call for comment.
A rightwing Italian newspaper was on Saturday giving away free copies of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" in a move which sparked both shock and condemnation.
"Know it in order to reject it" was the justification given by conservative tabloid Il Giornale, which is owned by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of former premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi quickly denounced the initiative on Twitter, writing: "I find it sordid that an Italian daily is giving away Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'. I embrace the Jewish community with affection. #neveragain"
It said the text was being freely distributed alongside the first of a series of eight history books on the Nazi Third Reich which would be sold with the paper.
CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.
"I think the 28 pages will be published and I support their publication and everyone will see the evidence that the Saudi government had nothing to do with it," Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV. His comments were dubbed into Arabic.
The withheld section of the 2002 report is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi government, a key U.S. ally, for damages.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill on May 17 allowing the families of Sept. 11 victims to do so, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.
Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks. Riyadh strongly objects to the bill.
Russia on Friday floated a new icebreaker for its navy, the first in about 45 years, in a further sign of Moscow's growing military focus on the Arctic.
Built at the Admiralty Shipyards in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second largest city and home to its Baltic fleet, the Ilya Muromets is the first of a series of icebreakers ordered by the defence ministry in recent years.
The Ilya Muromets is an 85-metre (280-feet) long electric-diesel powered icebreaker with a deadweight of 6,000 tonnes and is designed to help the deployment of the navy in icy conditions as well as escort or tow other ships.
It can cut through ice of up to one metre thick and travel the entire 5,600 kilometre (3,500 mile) length of the Northern Passage, according to the defence ministry.
Bubbles, a short-finned pilot whale that lived at SeaWorld San Diego for nearly 30 years, has died, the park reported.
Bubbles was in her mid-50s when she died Thursday. A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of her death.
Female pilot whales generally live to be about 60 in the wild, and Bubbles was believed to be the oldest of her species in a zoological park, SeaWorld said.
She was captured off the California coast in the 1960s and performed in marine park shows most of her life. She spent two decades at Marineland of the Pacific in Rancho Palos Verdes, where she had her own stadium.
She was moved to SeaWorld in 1987 when Marineland closed.
Pilot whales, like killer whales, belong to the dolphin family and are considered highly intelligent and social, living in pods of 20 to 90. They are not considered endangered. They eat squid and fish and in the wild and can dive to more than 1,000 feet in search of prey.
A fish swims trapped inside a transparent jellyfish in this image captured by photographer Tim Samuel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Byron Bay on Australia's east coast, taken December 8, 2015 and provided to Reuters June 11, 2016.
Photo by Tim Samuel Photography
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