Minnesota is a state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Star of the North).
Mark. was first and correct with:
Let's go with Minnesota.
My neighbor a couple of miles to the east...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Minnesota. I've not been there, yet.
Big fire nearby; smoke was low and thick this morning. Probably going to skip a bike ride and harvest peaches instead.
Based on the hockey team
I'm going with Minnesota.
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and Moose and Squirrel.
Daniel in The City said:
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
Minnesota is today's answer…101 today…stay inside! Hotter than a half-fucked fox in a forest fire!
Billy in Cypress responded:
Minnesota was my guess and it was correct.
Alan J answered:
Something I've not seen on a Minnesota license plate. I guess they need something to talk about aside from all those lakes!
Joe S wrote:
It's Minnesota, there must be a reason for it. But as long as I have you here, I need to impart some information. I like monkeys but I do not like The Monkees. No reason, I just don't care for them. I watched a few episodes of their TV show, meh. But as long as were on this subject I need to tell you I don't understand the big infatuation with The Ramones. I just don't get it. What's the big attraction? I can say this about that, they may not be good, but they're loud. I much prefer Klezmer to Ramones.
Thanks to Stuart and Cynthia. Linda says--NYC society rejected him long ago. Now he has moved his rejection to the world level. Yet he still can't figure out what he does to bring it on himself. Ineducable.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
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.
Hot, humid, and yes, I'm extra cranky - was up way too late.
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by 'Big Brother', then a FRESH'Candy Crush', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly', followed by a RERUN'The Wall', then a RERUN'American Ninja Warrior'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Celebrity Family Feud', then a FRESH'Steve Harvey's Funderdome', followed by a FRESH'The $100,000 Pyramid'.
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 RERUN'Bob's Burgers', followed by another RERUN'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Family Guy', then a FRESH'American Girl'.
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'.
AMC offers 'Fear The Walking Dead', another 'Fear The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'Fear The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-A Study in Pink
[8:00AM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-The Blind Banker
[10:00AM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-The Great Game
[12:00PM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-A Scandal in Belgravia
[2:00PM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-The Hounds of Baskerville
[4:00PM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-The Reichenbach Fall
[6:00PM] SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009)
[9:00PM] SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009)
[12:00AM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-A Study in Pink
[2:00AM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-The Blind Banker
[4:00AM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-The Great Game (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Potomac', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Potomac', then a FRESH'Invite Only Cabo', and 'Real Housewives Of Potomac'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Broken Lizard's Super Troopers', followed by the movie 'The Office Space'.
FX has the movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', followed by the movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', again.
History has a FRESH'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper', followed by the FRESH'Amelia Earhart: Finding The Lost Evidence'.
[6:00AM] THE EAGLE
[8:30AM] THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS
[10:30AM] MACHETE KILLS
[3:30PM] THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS
[5:30PM] SUCKER PUNCH
[10:00PM] THE PUNISHER
[2:45AM] SUCKER PUNCH
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Dax Shepard Wears a Heather Grey Shirt and Black Blazer
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Michael Cera (ALL TIMES EDT)
[10:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Actors
[11:00AM] Stand Up Guys
[4:00PM] Gridiron Gang
[7:00PM] The Shawshank Redemption
[10:00PM] The Shawshank Redemption
[1:00AM] Gridiron Gang
[4:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Actors
[5:00AM] Barney Miller-Homicide
[5:30AM] Barney Miller-Homicide (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Da Vinci Code', followed by the movie 'Angels & Demons'.
An upcoming documentary airing Sunday on the History Channel titled "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence" planned to rewrite history by shedding light on Amelia Earheart's mysterious disappearance, but an expert on Eartheart claimed on Wednesday that the documentary is a fraud, according to TMZ.
Ric Gillespie, the owner of The International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), an organization that investigates Earheart's disappearance, claims the famed aviator isn't present with her navigator Fred Noonan in a blurry photo that the documentary believes to be real.
While there are many theories that have emerged regarding Earheart's disappearance, Gillespie and TIGHAR don't stand behind this one.
Gillespie, who has known about the photograph that the History Channel reveals it evaluated for about a year in the upcoming documentary, told TMZ that "there were a lot of mercenaries in that area at the time ... so it could be any white woman in the pic - the features aren't recognizable."
It's worth noting that the photo also doesn't match smoothly with the documentary's captive theory. Gillespie clarified that "none of the alleged captors [in the photo] have guns or look threatening." Two Caucasians pictured appear to be engaging in casual activity, hanging freely on a pier at the Marshall Islands.
Tibetan children watch others dance as they wait for their turn to perform during celebrations marking the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at a Tibetan settlement in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 6, 2017. Thousands belonging to Tibetan community waved white scarves and banners, lit incense and prayed for the Dalai Lama's long life as he turned 82 on Thursday. The Dalai Lama is currently visiting the Jokhang Gonpa, a Buddhist monastery, built in Ladakh in the Indian portion of Kashmir.
Photo by Manish Swarup
Russia's Bolshoi theatre announced Saturday the cancellation of next week's world premiere of a ballet about Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev, staged by a top director who has been questioned in a high-profile criminal probe.
"Nureyev" was set to premiere at the Bolshoi on Tuesday in one of the most hotly anticipated stagings of the season. But in a shock move, the theatre said the show has been indefinitely postponed.
The ballet is being staged by Kirill Serebrennikov, a theatre and film director who recently was questioned and had his home searched in an investigation into alleged embezzlement of state funding for the arts.
One of Russia's most innovative and successful directors, Serebrennikov has previously staged a ballet based on Mikhail Lermontov's "Hero of Our Time" at the Bolshoi.
The Bolshoi said the dress rehearsal scheduled for "Nureyev" on Monday had been cancelled, and the premiere set for Tuesday has been "postponed to a later date" which was not specified.
Actor Shia LaBeouf has been released from a Georgia jail after posting $7,000 bond on charges of public drunkenness.
The Chatham County Sheriff's Office says the 31-year-old was arrested in a hotel lobby at 4 a.m. Saturday by the Savannah Police Department and released.
He also faces charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction.
Police say LaBeouf asked a bystander for a cigarette and when he was refused, he became disorderly, "using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present." When he was told to leave, police say he refused and became aggressive toward an officer. He ran to a nearby hotel to avoid arrest.
A new major London exhibition aims to solve the 170 year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of British explorer John Franklin in the Arctic's icy waters.
"Death in the Ice" retraces Franklin's final expedition to discover the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, since its departure from Britain on May 19, 1845.
Franklin and his 128 crew members were last seen in July of that year.
The two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror sunk in the Artic, and were only found in 2014 and 2016.
The ships' fate didn't become clear until 1859, when a vessel chartered by Franklin's widow came across a somber message on King William Island that revealed that Franklin and 23 crew members had died on June 11, 1847 in unspecified circumstances.
California's emergency services director fired off a sharply worded letter to the U.S. Forest Service this week that said the agency had stiffed local governments $18 million for fighting wildfires on federal lands last year and raised the prospect the state may stop protecting national forests during blazes.
"I cannot continue to support the deployment of resources to protect federal land that ultimately may bankrupt our local governments," Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said in the letter sent Monday to Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell.
The dispute stems from longstanding commitments that coordinate and reimburse firefighters for work on federal lands. Nearly half the land in California is federally owned, and the greatest percentage of that is in National Forests.
Wildfires are fought with a combination of local, state and federal firefighters working under mutual aid agreements that often send them hundreds of miles from home. Massive encampments that sprout up at big wildfires include bean counters who tally the costs of fighting fires and figure out how to reimburse the many agencies helping out.
But Ghilarducci said the federal government was shirking its responsibilities to reimburse local governments by illogically relying on a "sudden interpretation" of a 1955 law that prevents the government from paying volunteer firefighters.
Exile Tibetan volunteers cut a large cake to be distributed among the crowd as they mark the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, July 6, 2017. In a public event attended by hundreds, Tibetans danced, distributed sweets and offered their respects in front of a portrait of their leader.
Photo by Ashwini Bhatia
The Trump administration aims to further tighten its grip on spending, issuing a memo Friday that calls for eliminating some federal agencies and cutting government jobs as part of the upcoming fiscal 2019 budget.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (R-Bought) wrote in the memo to agency and department heads that the goal is "ensuring that the federal government spends precious taxpayer dollars only on worthwhile policies." He added that the 2019 budget would be a "comprehensive plan" to reduce the number of government workers and merge or terminate federal agencies as requested by an executive order signed in March by President Donald Trump.
The guidance follows on the spirit of Trump's 2018 budget proposal initially outlined in March. That blueprint would sharply reduce spending for Medicaid, food stamps and student loan subsidies, among other programs. Even Republican lawmakers called the cuts draconian and have said the proposal was unlikely to survive intact in Congress, which is writing legislation to fund government agencies and departments.
The White House budget plan also gave ammunition to Democrats who said that Trump had turned against his own supporters in the industrial Midwest and rural counties. The budget reduced funding for infrastructure, small regional airports and an environmental cleanup program for the Great Lakes.
As former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R-Bigot) runs for U.S. Senate, he doesn't shrink from telling voters he has twice been ousted from the bench for defying federal courts over the Ten Commandments and same-sex marriage.
Instead, he wears those rejections as a badge of honor.
Moore tells Republican voters in the blood-red state that they are akin to battle scars for standing up for what he believes.
The fiery, outspoken jurist is part of a crowded GOP field vying to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' (R-Racist) old seat in the U.S. Senate. Moore's iconic status in the culture wars gives him a strong GOP voter base and makes him a leading contender in the Aug. 15 primary.
But he's also a polarizing figure. Some voters said they are voting for him because of his past fights. Others said they want someone else for the same reasons. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen, who filed the complaint that led to Moore's removal, last year referred to him as the "Ayatollah of Alabama" for intertwining his personal religious beliefs and judicial responsibilities.
The shortage of housing in California's Silicon Valley has gotten so severe that Facebook Inc on Friday proposed taking homebuilding into its own hands for the first time with a plan to construct 1,500 units near its headquarters.
The growth of Facebook, Alphabet Inc's Google and other tech companies has strained neighbourhoods in the San Francisco Bay area that were not prepared for an influx of tens of thousands of workers during the past decade. Home prices and commute times have risen.
Tech companies have responded with measures such as internet-equipped buses for employees with long commutes. Facebook has offered at least $10,000 in incentives to workers who move closer to its offices.
Those steps, though, have not reduced complaints that tech companies are making communities unaffordable, and they have mostly failed to address the area's housing shortage.
The 1,500 Facebook housing units would be open to anyone, not just employees, and 15 percent of them would be offered at below market rates, the company said.
A sacrificial wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago has come to light in the heart of downtown Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire's holiest shrines.
The quality and number of golden ornaments is highly unusual and includes 22 complete pieces - such as symbol-laden pendants, a nose ring and a chest plate - all made from thin sheets of the precious metal, lead archaeologist Leonardo Lopez told Reuters.
Held in a stone box, the cache was discovered in April near the capital city's bustling main square, the Zocalo, behind the colonial-era Roman Catholic cathedral and off the steps of what was once the most important Aztec ceremonial temple, now known as the Templo Mayor.
Not long after the roughly eight-month-old wolf was killed, it was likely dressed with golden ornaments as well as a belt of shells from the Atlantic Ocean, then carefully placed in a stone box by Aztec priests above a layer of flint knives, according to Lopez.
The west-facing wolf represented Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec war god and solar deity. Wolves were believed to help guide fallen warriors across a dangerous river in the netherworld.
Nelsan Ellis - famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood" - has passed away at age 39, Variety can confirm.
The actor died after complications from heart failure.
Born in Harvey, Ill. in 1977, he and his siblings were moved to Alabama to live with their aunt before Ellis decided to move back to Chicago at age 15. At 17, he joined the Marines, but quit shortly after. After studying at Illinois State University, Ellis went on to get his B.F.A. from Juilliard, where he just so happened to be a class above his eventual "True Blood" costar, Rutina Wesley.
After 80 episodes over the span of seven seasons, Ellis walked away with a handful of sought after awards: Two Satellite Awards, an Ewwy for best supporting dramatic actor, and a NewNowNext Award for actor on the brink of fame.
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