Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming (TED TALKS)
… what I would like to do is speak directly to other plutocrats, to my people, because it feels like it's time for us all to have a chat. Like most plutocrats, I too am a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, cofounded or funded over 30 companies across a range of industries. I was the first non-family investor in Amazon.com. I cofounded a company called aQuantive that we sold to Microsoft for 6.4 billion dollars. My friends and I, we own a bank. I tell you this - (Laughter) - unbelievable, right?
Mark Morford: The top 10 records of 2016 (SF Gate)
Every year at this time, my friend Andy sends out an anxious little email asking his most music-crazed friends - sound engineers, clubsters, DJs, me, anyone for whom music is less a casual dalliance and more like lifeblood - to send around their personal lists of the year's best music, so we can all discover something new and/or gently mock each others' weird tastes in African banjo disco, kazoo jazz funk or lumberjack doom metal.
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records. The album built on ideas explored in earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions following the departure of founding member and principal contributor, Syd Barrett, in 1968 that characterised their earlier work. It thematically explores conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state.
The Dark Side of the Moon became one of the best-selling albums of all time and is in the top 25 of a list of best-selling albums in the United States. Although it held the number one spot in the US for only a week, it remained in the Billboard album chart for 741 weeks.
The album was an immediate commercial and critical success; it topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week and remained in the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988.
Upon a chart rule change in 2009 allowing catalogue titles to re-enter the Billboard 200, The Dark Side of the Moon returned to the chart at number 189 on 12 December of that year for its 742nd charting week. It has continued to sporadically appear on the Billboard 200 since then, reaching 900 weeks on the chart in April 2015.
Mark. was first and correct with:
One of the best-selling albums, 1973-1988? It's got to be Pink Floyd's
"Dark Side of the Moon."
Dark Side of the Moon
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Alan J answered:
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
Stephen F said:
Dark Side of the Moon
Sara in upstate NY responded:
taking a guess here....
As one who bought it and listened to it til I wore it out, Carol King's
That's Pink Floyd's album, "Dark Side of the Moon."
RIP, Carrie Fisher. Damn, 2016. What a year.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'
Kevin in Washington DC wrote:
I'll be shocked (short, sharp shocked) if it's not Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon".
Dave in Tucson replied:
Just a guess (as always); the album that claimed the Billboard top LP
spot was Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
Daniel in The City responded:
1973? Gotta be "Dark Side of the Moon."
DJ Useo wrote:
It's Dark Side Of The Moon. I really dig Pink Floyd, although I actually prefer the 60s' records.
All are mighty fine. I haven't heard DSOTM for about 4 days. Lol. Seriously.
I also have an entire album of Pink Floyd vs Beatles mashups that's been done for well over a year.
I might release it. Might not.
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CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN'The Great Indoors', then a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'Life In Pieces', then a RERUN'Scorpion'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 12/6/16) are Vice President Joe Biden, and DJ Khaled.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 8/23/16) are Jason Derulo, Ben Schwartz, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Albert Hammond Jr.
NBC begins the night with a RERUN'Superstore', followed by a RERUN'The Good Place', then a RERUN'America's Got Talent'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 11/17/16) are Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, and Miranda Lambert.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 12/8/16) are Taraji P. Henson, Lola Kirke, Bret Baier, and Abe Cunningham.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 11/7/16) are Justin Hartley, Mac Demarco, and Rip Micheals.
ABC starts the night with a RERUN'The Great American Baking Show', followed by a RERUN'American Housewife', then a RERUN'Speechless', followed by a RERUN'Modern Family', then a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 12/12/16) are Jennifer Lawrence, and Phantogram.
The CW offers a RERUN'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', followed by a RERUN'Supernatural'.
Faux has a RERUN'Hell's Kitchen', followed by another RERUN'Hell's Kitchen'.
MY recycles an old 'The X-Files', followed by another old 'The X-Files'.
A&E has 2 hours of old 'Shipping Wars', followed by a FRESH'Shipping Wars: Overloaded', then a FRESH'Shipping Wars: Overloaded', followed by a FRESH'Nightwatch'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-Shore Leave
[7:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-The Galileo Seven
[8:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-The Squire of Gothos
[9:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 13-The Conscience of the King
[10:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Tomorrow Is Yesterday
[11:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Court Martial
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Return of the Archons
[2:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 25-The Devil in the Dark
[3:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 23-A Taste of Armageddon
[4:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 24-This Side of Paradise
[5:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 28-The City on the Edge of Forever
[6:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 29-Operation: Annihilate!
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Space Seed
[9:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-Amok Time
[10:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Mirror, Mirror
[11:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-The Apple
[12:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Catspaw
[1:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-I, Mudd
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 9-Force of Nature
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 10-Inheritance
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 11-Parallels (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing LA', another 'Million Dollar Listing LA', followed by a FRESH'Million Dollar Listing LA', then a FRESH'Top Chef', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
FX has the movie 'Noah', followed by the movie '2012'.
History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island', another 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH'Alone', then a FRESH'The Selection: Special Operations Experiment'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Robert Kirkman
[6:15AM] THE MATRIX RELOADED
[9:15AM] V FOR VENDETTA
[12:15PM] BLADE: TRINITY
[2:45PM] THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK
[5:15PM] FULL METAL JACKET
[2:30AM] TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
[5:30AM] SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:20AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Happy Birthday, Lou
[6:55AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-WJM Tries Harder
[7:30AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Cottage for Sale
[8:05AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Co-Producers
[8:40AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Best of Enemies
[9:15AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Better Late ... That's a Pun ... Than Never
[9:50AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite
[10:25AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Lou's Second Date
[11:00AM] The Outsiders
[1:00PM] The Lost Boys
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Torrents of Greed
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Torrents of Greed
[5:00PM] Law & Order-The Secret Sharers
[6:00PM] Law & Order-The Serpent's Tooth
[7:00PM] Law & Order-The Troubles
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Sonata for Solo Organ
[9:00PM] Law & Order-The Blue Wall
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Renunciation
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Brother's Keeper
[12:00AM] Law & Order-School Daze
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Judge Dread
[2:00AM] Home for the Holidays
[4:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Class Reunion
[5:05AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Class Reunion
[5:40AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Opie and the Spoiled Kid (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Drive Angry', followed by the movie 'Need For Speed'.
Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted.
"Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected," said Julian Santaella-Tenorio, the study's lead author and a doctoral student at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
Deaths dropped 11 percent on average in states that legalized medical marijuana, researchers discovered after analyzing 1.2 million traffic fatalities nationwide from 1985 through 2014.
The decrease in traffic fatalities was particularly striking - 12 percent - in 25- to 44-year-olds, an age group with a large percentage of registered medical marijuana users, the authors report in the American Journal of Public Health.
President-elect Donald Trump (R-Grifter) might have been the long-shot success story of the year, but his predecessor, President Obama, is still the most admired man in the U.S., according to a plurality of respondents in a new poll.
Gallup released the results of a new poll Wednesday that shows 22 percent of 1,028 American adults surveyed mentioned Obama when posed an open-ended question about the man they most admire in the world. Trump was named by 15 percent of respondents.
According to the polling company, this is Obama's ninth straight win in this category, although his 7-point margin above Trump is his narrowest yet. The list also included Pope Francis, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Rev. Billy Graham, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Dalai Lama and plenty others.
Americans also named Hillary Clinton as the most admired woman of the year for the 15th consecutive year and the 21st time in total. Clinton won a plurality of the 2016 poll's vote, with 12 percent. Others included first lady Michelle Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pakistani women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai.
Obama and Clinton have been named the most admired man and woman, respectively, every year since 2008, when the former first won the U.S. presidential election. Trump placed in the top 10 five other times: 1988, 1989, 1990, 2011 and 2015.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native American artifacts from mining, oil and gas drilling in one of his final moves to protect the environment.
"Today's actions will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes," Obama said in a statement.
Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act to protect 1.35 million acres of federal land at Bears Ears in Utah and 300,000 acres at Gold Butte outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The move will be difficult for President-elect Donald Trump to reverse.
Utah's governor and congressional delegation opposed the designation as a national monument, saying it went against the wishes of Utah citizens.
Various tribes and lawmakers have been trying for years to protect the Bears Ears region, home to a wealth of Native American sacred sites, rock art, ancient cliff dwellings and other areas of cultural significance.
A man demonstrates a toilet roll for wiping smartphones, installed by Japanese mobile phone company NTT Docomo, in a high-tech bathroom equipped with bidet and heated seat at Narita international airport in Narita, Japan on Dec. 28, 2016.
Photo by Toru Hanai
The brother of slain Colorado child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has filed a $750 million defamation lawsuit against CBS Corp over a documentary aired by the network theorizing that he killed his little sister, court documents showed on Wednesday.
Burke Ramsey has been "exposed to public hatred, contempt and ridicule" over the four-hour show that was broadcast in September in two parts, according to the complaint filed in a state court in Michigan, where he lives. The program aired amid a flurry of media accounts ahead of the 20th anniversary of the girl's death.
The bludgeoned and strangled body of 6-year-old JonBenet was found in the basement of her parents' Boulder, Colorado, home on Dec. 26, 1996.
No one has ever been charged for the murder, but in 1999 a grand jury seated to examine the case voted to indict the parents for child abuse resulting in death.
A spokesman for CBS declined to comment on the lawsuit. At the time of the broadcast, the network said it stood by the program and "will do so in court" if sued by Ramsey.
A South Carolina House member who rebuked his colleagues in a Christmas card for lacking morals when they took down the Confederate flag is accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her, deputies said.
Officers in Aiken County charged Rep. Chris Corley with a pair of felonies that could send him to prison for up to 15 years after he attacked his wife during an argument over his infidelity late Monday night at their home in Graniteville, according to a police report.
The couple's young children were there, and the wife took the family to her mother's house across the street after Corley threatened to kill her, then said he would kill himself, the report said.
Corley's wife said he stopped hitting her only after noticing she was bleeding and hearing the children screaming, deputies said.
The 36-year-old Republican lawyer was just elected to a second term.
Neo-Nazis planning an armed rally next month in Montana were warned by state lawmakers Tuesday that they would find "no safe haven here."
The founder of white Supremacist website The Daily Stormer wrote a post last week encouraging a march through the remote mountain town of Whitefish, the home of the mother of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. A building owned by Sherry Spencer has been a target of protests because of her son's beliefs and actions, which included giving a Nazi salute during a conference last month/.
In his post, Andrew Anglin encouraged followers to take advantage of Montana's "extremely liberal open carry laws" to arm themselves with "high-powered rifles." The march, he said, would be "against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either."
But both Democratic and Republican officials in the state condemned such views. The message came in an open letter that was signed by various local leaders, including Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, U.S. Sens. Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Steve Daines, Republican Attorney General Tim Fox and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has been picked by President-elect Donald Trump (R-Pot Meet Kettle) to be interior secretary.
The Daily Stormer has called for a "troll storm" against community leaders, publishing their photos and contact information, along with tags like "super-Jew." Anglin refers to Jews as "a vicious, evil race of hate-filled psychopaths." He also urges against using violence.
Kashmiri fishermen holding harpoons, covered under blankets, wait in their boats to catch fish in the partially frozen Anchar lake on Dec. 28, 2016 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India.
Photo by Yawar Nazir
Scientists who have observed and studied cardinalfish - a tiny species that inhabits shallow marine habitats, such as coral reefs - know that even when its larvae are dispersed over a distance of several miles, most of them find their way back home. What they have struggled to understand is how.
A study published in the latest edition of the journal Current Biology revealed the larvae of these fingernail-sized fish have an internal magnetic compass that directs them home even when there are no sun or stars to guide them.
"This study is the first clear demonstration that reef fish larvae possess magnetic senses to orient them at night," study co-author Michael Kingsford from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, said in a statement. "Up until now, we only knew adult birds, marine mammals, sharks and boney fish have this in-built sense of direction."
For their study, the researchers gathered larval specimen of Ostorhinchus doederleini - Doederlein's cardinalfish - from the One Tree Island on the Great Barrier Reef. In order to test if an internal compass was responsible for their exceptional navigational skills, the authors of the study used a device that allowed them change to direction of a magnetic field surrounding the tank the larvae were floating in.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions of moviegoers around the world in musicals like "Singin' in the Rain," died on Wednesday at age 84, Variety reported citing her son.
Reynolds, one of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood actresses, died hours after being rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles after suffering a possible stroke, according to media reports. Her death came just one day after her daughter, the actress Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack.
She is survived by her son, Todd Fisher, an actor and producer. Her daughter Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" fame, died a few days after suffering a heart attack.
At the peak of her stardom, Reynolds was drawn into a scandal when her husband, singer Eddie Fisher, began an affair with actress Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds and Fisher divorced in 1959 and he married Taylor.
Reynolds and Taylor, who eventually divorced Fisher, made peace years later and appeared together in the 2001 television movie "These Old Broads," written by Carrie Fisher.
Mary Frances Reynolds was born on April 1, 1932. She was 16 and in the Miss Burbank beauty contest when she was discovered by a talent scout. Warner Brothers changed her name to "Debbie," and she had a bit part that year in "June Bride."
Reynolds' song "Tammy" from her 1957 movie "Tammy and the Bachelor" hit No. 1 on the singles charts. That year, she became a regular on "The Eddie Fisher Show" broadcast by NBC.
Her second marriage, to shoe businessman Harry Karl, ended in the early 1970s after he gambled away most of her money. Financial reasons compelled her to keep working.
In 1984 she married her third husband, real estate developer Richard Hamlett, and they bought a Las Vegas hotel and casino, where she also performed. That marriage ended amid the financial collapse of that property and Reynolds filed for bankruptcy protection in 1997.
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