BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 6 October, 2016


6 October, 2016

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Mark Morford: Obama's memoirs are going to be extraordinary (SF Gate)
This is one of the most articulate, thoughtful presidents in modern American history, able to effortlessly examine, extrapolate and personally reflect upon multiple facets of the global political miasma and his administration's place in it, all with equal parts candor, ease and beautifully measured deliberation.

Lindy West: Dear Barack Obama, thank you for not being an evil robot accountant (The Guardian)
It never occurred to me that I could like a president. Thanks for saving the economy, calling yourself a feminist and not being another old white dude.

Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper show what North Carolina's discriminatory HB2 law looks like when a business puts it into effect.

Mark Morford: "Wells Fargo, Game of (Very Dumb) Thrones" (SF Gate)
Word has it Stumpf will now return something like $45 million of his massive bonus, which is a lot - but also not really, given that it only amounts to a mere 25 or 30 percent of his annual take, an amount which, for execs like him, merely translates into holding off on having new toilet seats made out of endangered rhino horn for his Lear Jet for a few more months.

Jamelle Bouie: This Wasn't a Debate. This Was a National Gaslighting (Slate)
Despite the obvious truth, Pence's response was to call these quotes-taken almost verbatim from Trump-a kind of "insult" against the GOP ticket.

Gaslighting (Urban Dictionary)
A more psychological definition of gaslighting is "an increasing frequency of systematically withholding factual information from, and/or providing false information to, the victim - having the gradual effect of making them anxious, confused, and less able to trust their own memory and perception.

Scott Burns: "The (Rising) Hazards of Saving" (AssetBuilder)
As if saving money wasn't difficult enough, it's now looking hazardous to boot.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What is the official state beverage of Indiana?

       Water                                                      Source

Indiana    Water    2007        Source

Alan J was first and correct with:

Some Guy wrote:
   I rarely reply to the trivia questions but could not pass on this one.
  I have relatives in Indiana who are avid Faux news followers.
  Therefore the answer has to be Wyler's drink mix (Faux Kool-Aid)

Adam answered:
   Water - a fine choice until you put republicans in charge of it

Ed K said:
   Salty Tears, since Mike Pence was elected.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

DJ Useo replied:
   Having lived half of my life so close to Indiana I could see it from Michigan, I know the state drink is water. Ever since 2006, I think. Before that I seem to recall it was "Yoohoo". :D
  My brain has hurt ever since I tried to watch the VP debate. Ow!
  That SNL debate skit was terrible, too. 12 million views on you of tube, go figure.
  Give me the land shark sketch, any day.

MAM     wrote:
   Water was designated as the official state beverage of Indiana in 2007.

Randall took the day off.

Deborah took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

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Dale of Spectacular Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  October 6 Birthdays - Celebrities Born October 6 | Famous Birthdays

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Embarcadero in SF on list of nation's at-risk historic treasures - SFGate

Police raid Indiana's largest voter registration operation after Republican claims of fraud

Rats Gonna Be Leaving The Ship Soon

Conservative News Darling Is Falling Apart, Staff Says | Huffington Post

Hurricane Matthew's Strength Is Yet Another Climate Change Indicator | Huffington Post

The Movie 'Queen Of Katwe' Isn't Just A Hollywood Story: How Chess Helps Kids From The Slum Of Katwe : Goats and Soda | NPR

Can A School District Help Diversify A Fire Department? : NPR Ed : NPR

When Donald Trump Hated Ronald Reagan - POLITICO Magazine

To Those Defending Trump's Tax Evasion Because it 'Was Legal': You're Missing the Damn Point

Donald Trump's Charity Scandal Is About to Go National - The Daily Beast

Here Are Three Of Donald Trump's Full Bankruptcy Filings - BuzzFeed News

George Takei Reminds Voters Why Mike Pence Is Our Worst Nightmare | Huffington Post

Another tax bombshell: Daddy Trump had to set up $38 million slush fund to bail Donald out prior to 1980

Mike Pence Lied Constantly Last Night. So How Can He Be the Winner of the Debate? | Mother Jones

Donald Trump is toying with refusing to concede if he loses. That's horrifying. - Vox

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How Networks Made The Veep Debate More Exciting

The Kaine / Pence debate was such a snoozer that some networks felt the need to juice it up with a little razzmatazz.



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Last Night

I use two monitors to put the page together, but neither work with my bifocals, so I squint and lean a lot.

Saw the commercial for 'Dial Lenses' on late night TV, and after debating about it for a few days, broke down and ordered them.

They were in the mail today, and while the style makes me look like a near-sighted Frida Kahlo, they work!

Way cool to be able to sit properly and still see the coding.

Tonight, Thursday:

CBS fills the night with LIVE 'Thursday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Emily Blunt, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Phantogram.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Zach Galifianakis, Taylor Lautner, and Stevie Nicks.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'Superstore', followed by a FRESH 'The Good Place', then a FRESH 'Chicago Med', followed by a FRESH 'The Blacklist'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Ben Affleck, Sarah Paulson, and Green Day.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Millar & Sean Casey, Chris Eliopoulos, and Stanton Moore.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Russell Peters, Summer Moon, and Yvonne Orji.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH 'Notorious', then a FRESH 'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Martin Lawrence, Luke Hemsworth, and Gary Clark Jr.

The CW offers the FRESH 'iHeart Radio (formerly Clear Channel) Music Festival'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Rosewood', followed by a FRESH 'Pitch'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH 'Harry'.

A&E has 'The First 48', '60 Days In', followed by a FRESH '60 Days In', then a FRESH 'Behind Bars: Rookie Year'.

AMC offers the movie 'Shawshank Redemption', followed by the movie 'Men In Black', then the movie 'The Italian Job'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Shallow Seas
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Seasonal Forests
 [8:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Ocean Deep
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 4-The Power of Three
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-The Angels Take Manhattan
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 25-Transfigurations
 [5:00PM]    THUNDERBALL (1961)
 [8:00PM]    GOLDFINGER (1964)
 [10:30PM]    THUNDERBALL (1961)
 [1:30AM]    GOLDFINGER (1964)

Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing NY', 'Million Dollar Listing LA', followed by a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing LA', then a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing NY', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', still another 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 'Jeff Ross Roasts Cops'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Carmelo Anthony.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Tom Lennon, Alex Edelman, and Heather Anne Campbell.

FX has the movie 'Here Comes The Boom', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups 2', then a FRESH 'Better Things', and another 'Better Things'.

History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Ice Road Truckers: Breaking The Ice', then a FRESH 'Ice Road Truckers'.

IFC  -   
 [7:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Randall Park
 [7:15AM]    DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
 [6:00PM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE STAND-The Plague
 [8:00PM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE STAND-The Dreams
 [10:00PM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE STAND-The Betrayal
 [12:00AM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE STAND-The Stand
 [2:00AM]    SALEM'S LOT

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Writers' Room-Parks and Recreation
 [6:30AM]    Million Dollar Baby
 [9:30AM]    Good Will Hunting
 [12:30PM]    The Bounty Hunter
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Aria
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Asylum
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Misconception
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Out of Control
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Heaven
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Patsy
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Blood Money
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Loco Parentis
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Collision
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Mother's Milk
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Entitled
 [2:00AM]    Rectify-Charlie Darwin
 [3:04AM]    Rectify-Donald the Normal
 [4:08AM]    The Writers' Room-Game of Thrones
 [4:38AM]    The Master    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines', followed by the movie 'Wrong Turn'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Christian Slater, Andy Daly, and Kyle Kinane.

 [6:30 AM]      Nothing Sacred (1937)
 [7:45 AM]      Made for Each Other (1939)
 [9:30 AM]      Vigil in the Night (1940)
 [11:15 AM]      In Name Only (1939)
 [1:00 PM]      Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
 [2:45 PM]      Foreign Correspondent (1940)
 [5:00 PM]      Bon Voyage (1944)
 [5:30 PM]      North By Northwest (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      Devotion (1946)
 [10:00 PM]      The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
 [12:15 AM]      She Done Him Wrong (1933)
 [1:30 AM]      The Philadelphia Story (1940)
 [3:30 AM]      The Swan (1956)
 [5:30 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Richard Gere(2008)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Friday   -  10/07/16

 [6:00 AM]      Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
 [7:30 AM]      Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)
 [9:00 AM]      The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)
 [10:30 AM]      Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)
 [12:00 PM]      Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)
 [1:30 PM]      Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)
 [3:00 PM]      The People Vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
 [4:30 PM]      Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
 [6:00 PM]      Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)
 [8:00 PM]      Nosferatu (1922)    SILENT 
 [9:45 PM]      The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)    SILENT 
 [11:15 PM]      Unholy Three (1925)    SILENT 
 [1:00 AM]      The Phantom of the Opera (1925)    SILENT 
 [2:45 AM]      Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)    SILENT 
 [4:45 AM]      The Penalty (1920)    SILENT      (ALL TIMES EDT)

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A model presents a creation from the Spring/Summer 2017 Ready to Wear collection by Chinese designer Xiong Ying for Heaven Gaia during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France on Oct. 5, 2016. The presentation of the Women's collections runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5.
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Nobel Winner "I'm Not Very Smart"

Fraser Stoddart

The Scottish-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry took a jab Wednesday at US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R-Pendejo), who has bragged that he was "smart" to avoid paying taxes.

"I am not very smart. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) will run off with a third of it," said Northwestern University professor Fraser Stoddart, referring to his portion of the eight million Swedish kronor (around $933,000 or 832,000 euros) award, which he shares with Jean-Pierre Sauvage of France and Bernard Feringa of the Netherlands.

In the first presidential debate on September 26 Democratic nominee Hillary Clintonsuggested that Trump is hiding "something terrible," and suggested that he had not paid any federal income tax.

Trump's answer: "That makes me smart."

Stoddart, who said he has lived in the United States for 20 years, did not press any deeper into politics, but said he wants to use whatever is left of his prize money to help others.

Fraser Stoddart


Tourists walk in the sun on the Niederhorn mountain near Interlaken, Switzerland on Oct. 5, 2016.
Photo by Ruben Sprich


Abortion Protests Rattle Ruling Party


Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has looked firmly in control since sweeping to power a year ago but it may have pressed its conservative agenda too far by initially backing a virtual ban on abortion.

Now, rattled by nationwide protests on Monday by up to 100,000 women dressed in black, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo's government is trying to distance itself from a draft proposal backed by the powerful Roman Catholic Church.

Worryingly for PiS, the protesters included women who voted for the party in last October's election but say they may no longer do so over its attempt to tighten the abortion law.

Poland already has restrictive rules on abortion that allow it only in cases of rape, incest or if the mother or baby have serious health problems. The new proposal, brainchild of the anti-abortion campaign group Ordo Iuris, would limit abortion to cases where the mother's life was deemed in direct danger.

Women and doctors could face prison if convicted of causing what the proposed rules call "death of a conceived child". Critics say doctors would be discouraged from doing prenatal testing, particularly if that carried the risk of miscarriage.



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A trio of European scientists has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing molecular machines that could one day be injected to fight cancer or used to make new types of materials and energy storage devices.

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Scotland's J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutchman Bernard Feringa developed molecules that produce mechanical motion in response to a stimulus, allowing them to perform specific tasks, the Nobel Academy said on Wednesday in awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($931,000) prize.

Such molecular machines can be developed in smart medicines that seek out disease or damage and deliver drugs to fight or fix it, and in smart materials that can adapt in response to external triggers such as changes in light or temperature.

"There are endless opportunities," Feringa, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, told reporters when asked to predict what his work could eventually be used for.

"Think of a tiny micro-robot that a doctor in the future will inject into your blood and that goes to search for a cancer cell or goes to deliver a drug, for instance."



Morning fog burns off in downtown Albany on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as seen from across the Hudson River in East Greenbush, N.Y.
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World's Deepest Underwater Cave

Hranická Propast

Man and robot teamed up to discover the world's deepest underwater cave in the Czech Republic.

The cave, called Hranická Propast, reaches a dizzying depth of 1,325 feet (404 meters). It is about 39 feet (12 m) deeper than what is now the world's second-deepest cave, Italy's Pozzo del Merro.

Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski first explored Hranická Propast in 1999. The type of limestone formation he found led him to believe that the cave could extend a greater distance than his dives had taken him. So Starnawski led a Czech-Polish expedition to explore the cave, supported in part by a National Geographic grant, which included numerous dives over the past two years to collect more data. The limestone abyss was recently measured with the assistance of a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), and determined to be the world's deepest.

During a 2014 dive, Starnawski reached 656 feet (200 m) deep, which he believed to be the bottom of the underwater cave. However, he found a narrow opening that led to another vertical tunnel extending beyond the probe Starnawski was using to measure the cave's depth - the line ran out at 1,260 feet (384 m), just shy of Pozzo del Merro, which measures 1,286 feet (392 m) deep.

A dive on Tuesday (Sept. 27) finally determined the cave's actual, record-breaking depth. The expedition team used ROV technology to reach the base of the cave, because depths past 400 meters are beyond the limits of scuba diving, Jamkowski said.

Hranická Propast


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Denies Surveillance Claims


Yahoo on Wednesday rejected allegations of mass email surveillance amid an outcry from privacy activists over a report that it created a special scanning program at the behest of US intelligence.

The report, which said the US internet giant secretly scanned hundreds of millions of email accounts to help American intelligence, was "misleading," Yahoo said.

A report Tuesday by Reuters news agency, citing former employees of the internet firm as sources, said Yahoo had built a custom program in 2015 which scanned all its emails to help the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Yahoo had been ordered by a federal judge to search its emails for a digital "signature" in an investigation seeking information about a state-sponsored entity linked to attacks.

According to the Times' report, the government request was unusual because it required Yahoo to systematically scan all of its users' emails -- rather than hand over data from specific users.



Surfer Hunter Goodale, 14, rides a wave ahead of Hurricane Matthew's anticipated Friday arrival at the Atlantic Seaboard in Surfside Beach, S.C., on Oct. 5, 2016.
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Fox "News" Video Criticized as Racist


A recent O'Reilly Factor "Watters World" segment on Chinatown is being widely criticized as anti-Asian and racist. In introducing the field piece, which aired on Monday, Oct. 3, in which Jesse Watters, who often does man-on-the-street interviews, ventures to the New York City neighborhood, Bill O'Reilly said that because China was mentioned so much at the first presidential debate, he wanted to "sample political opinion" in New York's Chinatown.

In his piece, Watters is shown asking people questions like "Am I supposed to bow to say hello?" and "Is it the Year of the Dragon?"

After asking one street vendor if the watches he was selling were "hot," meaning "stolen," the segment cut to a clip of Mr. Miyagi - who was Japanese - in The Karate Kid.

He asked one elderly woman a question, and when she was silent with her answer a clip was interspersed of Madeline Kahn's character in Young Frankenstein shouting, "Speak! Speak! Why don't you speak?!"

At the end of the segment, O'Reilly and Watters laughed about the interviews. O'Reilly said that people didn't walk away from Watters because they are patient and "don't have anything else to do."



Tumbles Down Rich List


It seems running for president is hurting Donald Trump's finances big time. The Republican nominee's fortune fell $800 million last year -- sending him tumbling 35 spots on a list of richest Americans, Forbes said Tuesday.

The business magazine said the New York real estate mogul is worth $3.7 billion -- down from an estimated $4.5 billion in March -- and just over a third of the $10 billion that Trump has bragged of amassing.

Trump, who has made his fabulous wealth a key selling point in his bid for the White House, plummeted to number 156 on Forbes' annual list of the richest 400 Americans.

Of 28 Trump assets scrutinized by the magazine, Forbes said 18 fell in value, including his Trump Tower headquarters on New York's Fifth Avenue and Mar-a-Lago, his beachfront club in Palm Beach, Florida.

In a further dig at the most loathed US presidential candidate in modern times, Forbes chose this year to highlight immigrant success stories and said a record 42 naturalized Americans made this year's annual list.



Dawn dew is frozen on a plant near Sagujfalu, 114 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary early on Oct. 5, 2016.
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Who Wants To Live Forever?

Life Expectancy

No one might ever challenge the 122-year record of the longest-living person in documented history, said a study Wednesday which claimed to have found a "ceiling" to maximum human lifespan.

Sifting through demographic data from more than 40 countries around the world, New York-based researchers found that an end to the long-running rise in maximum lifespan "has already been attained", in the 1990s.

The plateau was reached in about 1997 -- the year that Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment died at the unbeaten age of 122 years and 164 days.

"The trend since then has been for the oldest person in the world to be around 115 years old," study co-author Brandon Milholland of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine told AFP.

In other words, more people are living into old age these days, but exceptionally long-lived individuals were not getting quite as old as before.

Life Expectancy


Roman Bullets Tell Story of Attack on Scottish Fort

Burnswark Hill

A bloody assault by Roman legions on a hill fort in Scotland around 1,800 years ago is being pieced together using the remains of Roman missile weapons that were used in the attack.

The excavations at Burnswark Hill, in the Dumfries region of southwest Scotland, have unearthed the largest cache of Roman lead sling bullets yet discovered - part of the huge arsenal of missile ammunition used by the attacking legions to subdue the native defenders of the hilltop fort.

So many sling bullets and other Roman missiles have now been found at Burnswark Hill that archaeologists think the raid was staged as a warning to anyone who resisted Roman rule: an act of "exemplary violence" designed to terrorize the Scottish tribes into submission, the researchers said.

The researchers estimate that up to 5,000 Roman soldiers took part in the attack, based on the size of two Roman army camps that were built to the north and south of the hilltop fort.

Burnswark Hill lies just a few miles north of the chain of forts and ramparts known as Hadrian's Wall, which was built across southern Scotland during the reign of Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117 to 138) and served for many years as the northern border of the Roman Empire.

Burnswark Hill



In Memory

Rod Temperton

Rod Temperton, a British-born musician and songwriter with a singular knack for pop-funk who wrote the Michael Jackson classics "Thriller," "Rock With You" and many other hits, has died of cancer in London at 66.

His music publisher said in a statement Wednesday that Temperton had died last week of an "aggressive" cancer. No other details were provided.

Jon Platt of Warner/Chappell said Temperton was the sole writer of "Thriller," "Off the Wall," "Rock with You" and other major songs.

Temperton started his career in the disco band Heatwave and collaborated with Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Anita Baker and many others.

He was best known as a songwriter and worked closely with producer Quincy Jones on groundbreaking tracks for Jackson's mega-selling "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" albums.

Temperton was a native of the seaside town of Cleethorpes, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of London. He had been working in a frozen fish factory in the mid-1970s when he responded to an ad and joined Heatwave, an international group for whom he played keyboards and wrote two major hits, the disco favorite "Boogie Nights" and the ballad "Always and Forever."

"Always and Forever" attracted wide attention and was later covered by Luther Vandross, among others.

In a 2009 interview with The Telegraph, Temperton said "Thriller" was originally called "Starlight" until Jones asked him to find a new title.

"I went back to the hotel, wrote two or three hundred titles and came up with 'Midnight Man,'" he recalled. "The next morning I woke up and I just said this word (thriller). Something in my head just said, 'This is the title'. "You could visualize it at the top of the Billboard charts. You could see the merchandising for this one word, how it jumped off the page as 'Thriller"'.

His success went beyond the worldwide smash that "Thriller" became. Numerous other artists would have hits with his work, including George Benson with "Give Me the Night" and Donna Summer with "Love Is in Control (finger on the Trigger)."

Temperton also received an Oscar nomination as a co-writer of "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)," from the soundtrack of "The Color Purple," and contributed several songs to the Billy Crystal-Gregory Hines comedy "Running Scared."

Rod Temperton



Goats wait to get unloaded from a vehicle at a livestock market during Dashain, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal October 4, 2016.
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