Marc Dion: Smoke-Free Projects (Creative Syndicate)
It's hard to find an issue that truly unites liberal and conservative in today's split-down-the-middle, name-calling America. What is liberal is not conservative, and what is conservative is not liberal. That is what we know for certain. But I think the Department of Housing and Urban Development may have found that issue in proposing a ban on smoking in all public housing.
Ted Rall: "Cops Gone Wild: Police Unions Are Killing Our Freedoms" (Creators Syndicate)
Police unions are out of control. Earlier this year, Baltimore cops allegedly murdered Freddie Gray by chaining him up and intentionally swerving and repeatedly slamming on the breaks. Rather than telling their members to behave professionally, however, the head of the city's police union attacked people who protested Gray's death, smearing them as - of all things! - "a lynch mob."
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937), a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds", one of the most famous in the history of radio; and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.
His first film to be seen by the public was Citizen Kane (1941), a commercial failure losing RKO $150,000, but regarded by many as the best film ever made. Many of his next films were commercial failures and he exiled himself to Europe in 1948.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
Citizen Kane ....VIVA LA FRANCE
Is it the hilariously-titled "Too Much Johnson"?
Must be Citizen Kane, though Touch of Evil is my favorite of his and one of my all-time favorites.
DJ Useo responded:
Citizen Kane. I've actually seen it at theaters 2wice. A very good film, to be sure.
We're all stunned here with the terrible Paris attacks. I was also worried about friends who live there.
So far, all are ok, we have found. So awful the many dead & injured. I am furious!!
Citizen Kane ~ Welles co-wrote, produced and directed the film, and performed the lead role. Examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
Lois Of Oregon answered:
That would be "Citizen Kane", a movie based on the TRUE STORY of a man who started out with nothing but his father's newspaper, and drug himself into the gutter of yellow journalism, manipulating nations into bloody conflict that killed and maimed untold innocents, and became the model for a James Bond super villain, only to die wishing he had more power and a cool toy. History just keeps repeating.
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Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
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 starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Madam Secretary', then a FRESH'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH'CSI: One Too Many'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Sunday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', 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 RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a FRESH'The 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'.
AMC offers 'The Walking Dead', another 'The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Into The Badlands', followed by a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] Hidden Habitats - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Serengeti
[6:30AM] Planet Earth: Human Planet-Ep 1 - Oceans - Into the Blue
[7:30AM] Planet Earth: Human Planet-Ep 2 - Deserts - Life in the Furnace
[8:30AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Arizona
[9:30AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 2 - Borneo Jungle
[10:30AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Malaysian Archipelago
[11:30AM] The Silence of the Lambs
[2:00PM] Constantine NEW
[6:30PM] Gone In 60 Seconds NEW
[9:00PM] Gone In 60 Seconds
[11:30PM] The Silence of the Lambs
[2:00AM] Planet Earth: Human Planet-Ep 1 - Oceans - Into the Blue
[3:00AM] Planet Earth: Human Planet-Ep 2 - Deserts - Life in the Furnace
[4:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Arizona
[5:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 2 - Borneo Jungle (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has FRESH'Atlanta Social', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', 'Apres Ski', and 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Step Brothers', followed by the movie 'Pineapple Express'.
FX has the movie 'Iron Man 3', followed by the movie 'Fast & Furious 6'.
History has 3 hours of old 'American Pickers', and 'Hunting Hitler'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
[9:15AM] BENDERS-Nice Day for a Boat Ride
[9:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Angie
[10:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-You Can't Always Get What You Want
[10:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Surprise, Surprise
[11:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-11Winter
[11:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW
[12:15PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Can't You Hear Me Knocking
[12:45PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Street Fighting Man
[1:15PM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's All Over Now
[1:45PM] THAT '70S SHOW-On With the Show
[2:15PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Down the Road Apiece
[5:15AM] GIGI DOES IT-Whine
[5:45AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-First Look at Season Two (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:15AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Chocolate
[6:30AM] The Shining
[10:00AM] Behind the Story With the Paley Center-Scandal
[11:00AM] The Brave One
[1:30PM] Monster's Ball
[4:00PM] Good Will Hunting
[7:00PM] Erin Brockovich
[10:00PM] Erin Brockovich
[1:00AM] The Returned-The Child
[2:05AM] The Returned-Milan
[3:19AM] The Returned-Morgane
[4:28AM] The Returned-The Child
[5:31AM] The Writers' Room-Scandal (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'King Kong', followed by the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull'.
Actress Debra Messing, actress Anjelica Huston and musician Joan Jett attend The Humane Society of the United States To the Rescue! benefit gala, 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
Actor Michael J. Fox, second from left, acknowledges the applause of fans as his wife, actress Tracy Pollan, right, applauds as they sit court side during the NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Kathy Kmonicek
Myanmar Burma's diverse ethnic minority parties were counting their losses Saturday after Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party won a landslide victory in historic polls.
Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) has so far scooped 80 percent of elected seats in polls that promise to dramatically redraw the political landscape in a nation stifled for decades under the grip of army rule.
The party sailed past the threshold needed to secure an absolute parliamentary majority Friday, giving it a massive popular mandate with only a few results still trickling out.
Parties representing Myanmar Burma's myriad ethnic minority groups have emerged as major losers in the vote, taking just 10 percent of seats in the combined parliament and losing out to the NLD even in regional legislatures.
Suu Kyi, 70, has said her party supports a federal future and has made ethnic affairs and peace a central pillar of her party manifesto for Myanmar Burma, where ethnic minority groups have fought decades-long wars for greater autonomy.
Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of her native language, Wukchumni.
An 81-year-old Native American member of the Yokuts tribe in San Joaquin, California, Wilcox has spent seven years creating a Wukchumni dictionary, painstakingly typing out the last complete record of her language, one letter at a time.
According to the Times, there are more than 130 Native American languages currently in danger of disappearing. Before European contact, there were as many as 50,000 Yokuts in Central California; today there are fewer than 200.
She started by writing words down here and there, on random scraps of paper and envelopes. Then she started typing.
Facebook is trialling new disappearing messages that self-destruct after one hour, similar to messaging app Snapchat.
The new feature within Facebook's Messenger app is initially being tested in France.
Tapping on an hourglass icon within the app turns on the feature meaning that any messages sent after that point will self destruct. A second tap turns off the new feature.
"Starting today, we're conducting a small test in France of a feature that allows people to send messages that disappear an hour after they're sent. Disappearing messages gives people another fun option to choose from when they communicate on Messenger. We look forward to hearing people's feedback as they give it a try," said a Facebook statement.
The Dutch Supreme Court referred a landmark case against the file-sharing website Pirate Bay to the European Court of Justice on Friday, a move that could lead to a precedent in efforts to curtail the sharing of copyrighted movies and music online.
Pirate Bay, which opened in 2003, provides links to files stored on other users' computers. Its creators have faced legal action for copyright infringement in several countries, but the Dutch case could influence the broader clash between users and the entertainment industry.
"The judgment is very significant, as for the first time the highest European Union court will now have to decide on the legal possibilities of blocking peer-to-peer websites," said Joris van Manen, a lawyer at Hoyng Rokh Monegier. The firm represents Dutch industry group Stichting Brein, which brought the suit five years ago.
In 2010, Brein asked a Dutch court to order internet service providers XS4LL and Ziggo, which is owned by Liberty Global, to block Pirate Bay. Friday's referral of the case to the European Court capped five years of litigation at all levels of the Dutch court system.
Van Manen said it opens the way for legal action against other internet providers and "will set the standard for the entire EU."
Women in veils perform during the annual Slutwalk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Slutwalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, have become annual marches in many countries including the U.S., India and Germany, to protest discrimination and violence against women.
Photo by Leo Correa
The red wolf isn't the poster child of North American wolves-that part goes to its bigger, more outgoing cousin, the gray wolf.
But it may be the most important, because in the 1980s, long before gray wolves returned to Yellowstone, the red wolf was the first-ever top predator to be re-introduced to the wild.
But now conservationists charge that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the program meant to save the species from extinction, has abandoned its red wolf recovery program. A coalition of wildlife advocates has sued, stating that in allowing landowners to kill red wolves, the agency has jeopardized the existence of the remaining 50 to 75 wolves left in the wild.
Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina.
The suit alleges that in June the agency illegally permitted a landowner with property within the wolf's critical habitat to shoot a breeding female wolf, when it could have taken other steps to save the animal.
Sinterklaas (C) and Zwarte Piet greet the public as they arrive in Meppel, The Netherlands, 14 November 2015. Meppel has the honor of welcoming the Sint and his entourage to The Netherlands. The traditional figure Zwarte Piet is the companion of Saint Nicolas during the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas) festival celebrated on the evening of 05 December, and has become the subject of much controversy in recent years as some people think it is racist.
Photo by Ferdy Damman
A southern Colorado outfitter is accused of running an illegal big-game hunting operation by luring deer and elk to a ranch he leased and threatening clients who complained about his service, authorities said on Friday.
James Hirschboeck, 53, is charged with operating an unlicensed outfitting business for profit, menacing with a deadly weapon, illegally possessing a bull elk and hunting on private property without permission, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.
The investigation began last year after 15 hunters, most of them from out of state, complained to Colorado wildlife officials that they were "deceived and defrauded" by the defendant, the statement said.
Hirschboeck ran Colorado Elk Adventures without a license and charged up to $3,000 for each illegal hunt, said Bob Holder, parks and wildlife lead investigator on the case.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the agents saw Hirschboeck threaten another hunter after he complained that the hunts were illegal and demanded a refund. Hirschboeck allegedly pulled a claw hammer from a tool box and struck a wall with it, screaming at the client.
Anti-racism demonstrators protest against the traditional figure Black Pete in Meppel, The Netherlands, 14 November 2015, prior to the arrival of Sinterklaaas. Black Pete or Zwarte Piet is the companion of Saint Nicolas during the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas) festival celebrated on the evening of 05 December, and has become the subject of much controversy in recent years as some people think it is racist.
Photo by Remko De Waal
An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open hospitals and schools in New Mexico territory took a step Friday toward possible sainthood with documents about her purported good deeds being sent to Rome.
In a public Albuquerque ceremony, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe formally closed its inquiry on why Sister Blandina Segale should become a saint and sealed its findings.
Church Investigators presented piles of documents they say corroborate the stories about the nun's legendary clashes with Old West outlaws and her heroic actions to protect Hispanics and American Indians.
They also sealed documents about miracles attributed to Segale, who died in 1941.
It's the first time in New Mexico's 400-year history with the Roman Catholic Church that an inquiry was completed in the state on the cause of beatification and canonization.
Google playfully posted a photo of a motorcycle cop pulling over one of it self-driving cars on Thursday for riding along at a cautious pace.
"Driving too slowly?" the self driving car team asked rhetorically in a message that accompanied a picture on its Google+ social network page.
Police in Google's home town of Mountain View in Silicon Valley explained in an online post that an officer noticed traffic backing up behind a self-driving car going 24 mph on a street with a 35 mph speed limit.
California law allows self-driving cars to operated on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or slower.
Google caps the speed of its self-driving cars at 25 mph for safety reasons.
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