BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 21 February, 2017


21 February, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[18 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: On Economic Arrogance (NY York Times Column)
Why do Republicans imagine they can deliver growth?

Josh Marshall: The American Experiment in Exile (TPM)
As the storied and long-serving retired US diplomat Nicholas Burns put it in a tweet, America's erstwhile European allies are now worried about America as a threat to the international order.

Eric Bradner: How liberals are preparing for next week's town halls (CNN)
Target your local lawmakers. Tell them personal stories about how the Affordable Care Act affects you and your family. Take videos. Be sure not to curse or become violent. And mimic some of the tea party's tactics: Stay local and organize around the goal of thwarting President Donald Trump.

Nick Robins-Early: Swedes Disliked Donald Trump Even Before His 'Last Night In Sweden' Remarks (Huffington Post)
The president has a history of using the country in his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Alexandra Topping: "'Sweden, who would believe this?': Trump cites non-existent terror attack" (The Guardian)
At Florida rally president refers to attack in Sweden that did not happen, possibly confusing it with Sehwan in Pakistan.

Louise Nordström: Sweden wants Trump to explain mysterious 'last night in Sweden' incident (The Local)
The only twist was that nothing spectacular happened in Sweden on Friday.

Louise Nordström: Swedes baffled by Trump's 'last night in Sweden' comment (The Local)
If Trump referred to a supposed terror attack, the president and his entourage have now alleged three non-existent terror attacks since he took office. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has, on several occasions, spoken of an attack in Atlanta that never happened, while the president's senior advisor Kellyanne Conway was mocked after referring to the Bowling Green massacre - which also never occurred.

Lee Roden: "Why Trump claimed minor Malmö fire was 'under-reported terror'" (The Local)
Terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp, a researcher at Sweden's National Defence University, thinks Trump's move is an exercise in domestic propaganda which pays little regard to facts. "The easiest way to describe this is classic fake news from Trump's White House. This is nothing to do with the truth, it's an influencing operation. Propaganda, targeted at the American population." he told The Local.

Rafia Zakaria: "Carson McCullers at 100: a century of American suffering" (The Guardian)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, her debut novel of desolate southern lives, made McCullers an instant star - something she never fully recovered from.

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Trivia Question of the Day

In Italian, it's Nella vecchia fattoria, in German it's Onkel Jörg hat einen Bauernhof, and in French it's Dans la ferme de Mathurin. What is the title of this children's song in English?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

American inventor Earle Dickson is best known for creating what common object?

       Band-Aid                                                      Source

Earle Dickson (October 10, 1892-September 21, 1961) was an American inventor best known for creating Band-AidŽ brand adhesive bandages. He lived in Highland Park, New Jersey, for a large portion of his life.

Dickson was a cotton buyer at the Johnson & Johnson company.[1] His wife, Josephine Knight, often cut herself while doing housework and cooking. Dickson found the gauze stuck to a wound with tape did not stay on her active fingers. In 1920, he placed squares of gauze in intervals on a roll of tape, held in place with crinoline. James Wood Johnson, his boss, liked the idea, and put it into production. In 1924, Johnson & Johnson installed machines to mass-produce the once handmade bandages. Following the commercial success of his design, Dickson was promoted to vice president.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   band aid

Alan J wrote:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:

Adam answered:
   Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages

Billy in Cypress replied:
   Earle Dickson is best known for creating the BAND-AID to protect his wife's fingers.
  But, another little know factoid is the following:
  Comrade President DJT (ILL Douche) claims to have created the gold plated toilet to support his lower cheeks and mouth when sitting and spewing his crap, since the only thing he really supports is himself.
  CPDJT-ID is now an abbreviation for a HUGE orange turd.

DJ Useo responded:
   He done invented the ad-hesive bandage, or the "band-aid".
  He passed on in 1961, right before music got really good.
  I reckon he made do with Benny Goodman, & Frank Sinatra, & such.
  Who, coincidentally, both used adhesive bandages.
  btw - Akin to the Swedish PM, I myself wonder what lumpy is smoking...

Deborah took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off to celebrate his birthday.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

BttbBob   wrote:

  February 21 Birthdays - Celebrities Born February 21 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

'Science for the people': researchers challenge Trump outside US conference | US news | The Guardian

Stop Trump group aims for biggest protests in UK history | UK news | The Guardian

Paul Robeson's songs and deeds light the way for the fight against Trump | Jeff Sparrow | Music | The Guardian

'The wild west of wind': Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader | US news | The Guardian

In Anti-Trump Speech, Aaron Sorkin Is Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore (Video) - SFGate

Giving RedState It's Due. Great Article On Drumpf and The Free Press.

We are in a Dominionist hell

Trump allies deliver plan to lift Russian sanctions-by helping to topple the Ukrainian government

'Pray For Sweden,' Twitter Users Giggle After Trump's Latest Stumble | The Huffington Post

20 Most Savage 'SNL' Political Impersonations | Rolling Stone

Amazing Dance Photos From Musicals That Won Best Picture | The Huffington Post

Twitter Users Show Donald Trump Exactly Why The Media Is #NotTheEnemy | The Huffington Post

BBC - Travel - The traveller trying to change the world

Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers' - BBC News

This zero-waste packaging is made from bamboo - Video - Tech

California's Katrina Is Coming | WIRED

New Research Shows How 'Atmospheric Rivers' Wreak Havoc Around The Globe : The Two-Way : NPR

Growing Up Jehovah's Witness: 'Higher Education Is Spiritually Dangerous' : NPR

In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear : NPR

Simon & Schuster cancels Milo Yiannopoulos' book deal - SFGate

MPs pour scorn on 'racist and sexist' Donald Trump in state visit debate | Politics | The Guardian

Why do all the women on Fox News look and dress alike? Republicans prefer blondes | Fashion | The Guardian

Lorraine Bracco on Goodfellas, therapy, and almost turning down The Sopranos | Film | The Guardian

'Not My President's Day' protesters get creative with anti-Trump signs - AOL News

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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

President Trump's Terrible One-Month Report Card | Foreign Policy

Trump compares himself to Lincoln. But Lincoln warned us about demagogues like him. -

Donald Trump's Florida Rally Supporters Open Up -

The Sad Story of Milo Yiannopoulos: the Trump Troll With Daddy Issues - Tablet Magazine

Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC | TheHill

Video of Milo Yiannopoulos passionately defending pedophilia resurfaces -

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You | WIRED

Woman Hatred, Fueled by Presidential Campaign, on the Rise | Alternet

Fact-checking Trump's claim that he has no business ties to Russia - Vox

The Trump Effect | Southern Poverty Law Center

GOP Wants NASA To Stop Worrying About Earth And Focus On Space | The Huffington Post

The Russian Plot: How Putin and Trump Colluded -

This Isn't Just Trump. This Is Who the Republicans Are. | Common Dreams

Swedes Disliked Donald Trump Even Before His 'Last Night In Sweden' Remarks | The Huffington Post

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Has No Idea If He Did The Thing He Says He Did, Russia Who What Now? - wonkette

How the Trumps Got Rich | Jacobin

Photos From Within Trump's White House Are Why Photography Was Invented | The Huffington Post

The Pressure Is On For Trump Administration To Denounce Anti-Semitism | The Huffington Post

What New Orleans Can Teach Betsy DeVos About Charter Schools - POLITICO Magazine

Four Ways To Impeach Trump | The Huffington Post

Trump's vast internet empire includes 3,643 websites - ranging from to - Feb. 20, 2017 -

A Medical Theory for Donald Trump's Bizarre Behavior | New Republic



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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Still more rain.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Bull', then a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Joe Scarborough and Yvette Nicole Brown.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Trevor Noah, Laverne Cox, Luke Wilson, and Noah Cyrus.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Wall', followed by a FRESH 'This Is Us', then a FRESH 'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Will Forte, Milo Ventimiglia, and Future.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Gwen Stefani, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Tove Lo, and Andres Forero.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are David Morrissey, Strawberry Girls, and Katherine Ryan.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'The Middle', followed by a FRESH 'American Housewife', then a FRESH 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a FRESH 'The Real O'Neals', then a FRESH 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 2/27/11) are Tom Hanks and Cee-Lo Green.

The CW offers a FRESH 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow'.

Faux has a FRESH 'New Girl', followed by a (FRESH'The Mick', then a FRESH 'Bones'.

MY recycles an old 'The X-Files', followed by another old 'The X-Files'.

A&E has 'Intervention', another 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH 'Intervention: Codependent', and 'Escaping Polygamy'.

AMC offers the movie 'Pearl Harbor', followed by the movie 'Walk The Line'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 2-The Fires of Pompeii
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 3-Planet of the Ood
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 4-The Sontaran Stratagem-Part 1.
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-The Poison Sky-Part 2.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-The Doctor's Daughter
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-The Unicorn and The Wasp
 [12:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 15-Presumed Guilty
 [1:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 16-Sink or Swim
 [2:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 17-Divorce Party
 [3:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 18-Flight Risk
 [4:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 19-Target Specific
 [5:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 20-Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing
 [6:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 21-Chip/Tuck
 [7:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 22-Dead on Arrival
 [8:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 23-Collateral Damage
 [9:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 15-Presumed Guilty
 [10:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 16-Sink or Swim
 [11:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 17-Divorce Party
 [12:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 18-Flight Risk
 [1:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 19-Target Specific
 [2:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 20-Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing
 [3:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 21-Chip/Tuck
 [4:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 22-Dead on Arrival
 [5:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 23-Collateral Damage    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'BH Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Imposters', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'Detroiters'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show - Trevor examines the transition of power between the Obama and Trump administrations.
@Midnight is pre-empted.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by a FRESH 'Taboo' .

History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island: Digging Deeper', then a FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by another FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Dig Me Up, Dig Me Down
 [6:30AM]    THE MIST
 [2:30PM]    WATCHMEN
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm Free
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We're Not Gonna Take It
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Young Man Blues
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A Legal Matter
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can See for Miles
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Don't You Do It
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm Free
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We're Not Gonna Take It
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Young Man Blues
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A Legal Matter
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can See for Miles
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Don't You Do It

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    All in the Family-End in Sight
 [6:35AM]    All in the Family-What'll We Do With Stephanie?
 [7:10AM]    All in the Family-Edith's Final Respects
 [7:45AM]    All in the Family-Weekend in the Country
 [8:20AM]    All in the Family-Edith vs. the Bank
 [8:55AM]    All in the Family-The Return of the Waitress
 [9:30AM]    All in the Family-Bogus Bills
 [10:05AM]    Stakeout
 [12:33PM]    Animal House
 [3:00PM]    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
 [5:00PM]    The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
 [7:00PM]    Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
 [9:00PM]    Smokey and the Bandit
 [11:15PM]    Smokey and the Bandit II
 [1:45AM]    Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
 [3:45AM]    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
 [5:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy's Trip to Raleigh    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has 'Face Off', another 'Face Off', followed by a FRESH 'Face Off', then the movie 'John Wick'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 10/27/16) are Steven Yeun and Chris Martin.

 [6:45 AM]      Pride of the Marines (1945)
 [8:45 AM]      Primrose Path (1940)
 [10:30 AM]      Princess O'Rourke (1943)
 [12:30 PM]      The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
 [2:15 PM]      The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
 [4:00 PM]      The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
 [6:00 PM]      The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
 [8:00 PM]      The Quiet Man (1952)
 [10:15 PM]      The Razor's Edge (1946)
 [12:45 AM]      Rear Window (1954)
 [2:45 AM]      Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
 [4:45 AM]      The Red Danube (1949)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Wednesday   -  02/22/17

 [6:45 AM]      Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
 [9:15 AM]      Rich, Young And Pretty (1951)
 [11:00 AM]      The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
 [12:30 PM]      The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)
 [2:15 PM]      Road to Morocco (1942)
 [3:45 PM]      Roberta (1935)
 [5:45 PM]      Robin And The 7 Hoods (1964)
 [8:00 PM]      Roman Holiday (1953)
 [10:15 PM]      A Room with a View (1986)
 [12:15 AM]      The Ruling Class (1972)
 [3:00 AM]      Running On Empty (1988)
 [5:00 AM]      Sadie Thompson (1928)     SILENT     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best'.

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A demonstrator dressed as Donald Trump poses for photos before the "Not My President's Day" rally in Central Park West, New York City, on Feb. 20, 2017.
Photo by Gordon Donovan


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Aaron Sorkin

As "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin accepted an award named for Paddy Chayefsky on Sunday, he sounded like one of the "Network" screenwriter's characters: He was mad as hell at President Donald Trump (R-Fabulist) and not gonna take it any more.

He urged a room filled with Writers Guild of America writers - "old and young, black and white, gay and straight, wealthy and struggling, and yes, liberal and conservative," he said - to write stories that will change the state of the country.

Sorkin was introduced by Jeff Daniels, star of Sorkin's "The Newsroom," as he received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday.

Chayefsky's most famous line in "Network" comes when unhinged news anchor Howard Beale tells viewers to get mad at the country's problems - to stand up and say, "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!"

Sorkin wasn't very happy at the state of the nation, either. He said that since he often writes about politics, some people assumed he might have "something to say about the situation in which we currently find ourselves."

Video at link - Aaron Sorkin


Demonstrators hold a placard during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump in London, Britain February 20, 2017.
Photo by Toby Melville


If Pets Are Harmed During Crimes

Toughening Penalties

When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.

Burglars who tore through her hilltop farmhouse north of Albany made off with several televisions, a laptop, some cheap jewelry and change. And, police say, they apparently shot her friendly, goofy dogs on their way out the door.

A year later, the crime remains unsolved. But what bothers Krohn is that police told her that if someone is caught, they would likely get 25 years in jail for burglary, but no additional punishment for killing the dogs.

"It's just not right," she said. "I don't care about the TVs and other stuff. What hurts us every day is losing our dogs."

Krohn hopes to gain some measure of justice by making her pets the poster pups for New York state legislation that would make it a felony to harm a companion animal, even by accident, during the commission of a crime. Conviction would be punishable by a $5,000 fine and two years behind bars on top of the jail time for the burglary or other crime.

Toughening Penalties


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New York Attorney General

Eric Schneiderman

More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump (R-Grifter).

New York's attorney general was a target of Trump's Twitter feed years before the president's assaults on "Little Marco" Rubio or "Lyin' Ted" Cruz.

He was once depicted as a deranged Clockwork Orange character on the cover of a newspaper owned by Trump's son-in-law. And he faced intense anti-Semitic attacks from Trump loyalists on social media that continue even today.

"It's really vile stuff. It's a picture of your face going into a gas chamber, your face on a lampshade," Schneiderman told The Associated Press in an interview, acknowledging a new rash of anti-Semitism in recent weeks as he fought the new president's travel ban. Even his daughter was targeted in one social media post.

Indeed, this 62-year-old Democrat with little national profile is maneuvering to be a key player in the broader Trump resistance. Backed by one of the nation's largest public law firms, he is positioned to challenge Trump's agenda in ways his Democratic allies in Washington cannot - even as critics question whether he has the fortitude to effectively challenge the brash billionaire's aggressive agenda.

Eric Schneiderman


A demonstrator holds up a sign during the "Not My President's Day" rally on Central Park West in New York City on Feb. 20, 2017.
Photo by Gordon Donovan


Impact On Global Warming

Small Ponds

Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

In experiments designed to simulate moderate future warming, scientists in Britain found that such ponds -- a metre (three feet) across -- gradually lose the capacity to soak up one kind of greenhouse gas and give off even more of another.

After seven years at higher-than-ambient temperatures, "the ability of the ponds to absorb carbon dioxide was reduced by almost half, while methane release nearly doubled," said lead-author Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, a professor at the University of Exeter.

With soil, by contrast, warming initially stimulates CO2 output but then causes it to taper off.

The new findings matter because small ponds play an outsized role in the planet's carbon cycle -- the balance between input and output of greenhouse gases.

Small Ponds


Digby's Hullabaloo


Publisher Cancels Book


Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book, "Dangerous."

Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that "after careful consideration" they had pulled the book, which had been high on's best-seller lists and was the subject of intense controversy.

The announcement came hours after the Breitbart editor was disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference because of past comments about relationships between boys and men. He has said remarks he made that could be construed as favoring men and boys having sex were edited wrongly.

"Dangerous" was originally scheduled to come out in March. But Yiannopoulos had pushed back the release to June so he could write about the uprisings during his recent campus tour. At the time of his publisher's announcement, it ranked No. 83 on Amazon's overall list and No. 1 in the subcategory of Censorship & Politics.

More than 100 Simon & Schuster authors had objected to his book deal, which was announced last December, and Roxane Gay withdrew a planned book.



Thousands of people fill the streets at the "Not My President's Day" rally on Central Park West in New York City on Feb. 20, 2017.
Photo by Gordon Donovan


Election Interference


A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.

U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influence voters by hacking Democratic emails and trolling social media sites, but Trump has sought to downplay Russia's role in the election.

Speaking to world leaders, diplomats and defense officials at the Munich Security Conference, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Narnia) said Congress needs to get involved to ensure there are "consequences" for the alleged hacking.

"2017 is going to be a year of kicking Russia in the ass in Congress," Graham said.



Jailed For 8 Years

France's 'Spiderman'

A criminal known as "Spiderman" was jailed for eight years on Monday for stealing five paintings worth 100 million euros ($106 million) from a Paris museum.

Vjeran Tomic, 49, told investigators he broke into the Musee d'Art Moderne in May 2010 intending to take works by Fernand Leger and Amedeo Modigliani.

When he entered the premises he found there was no alarm system worth speaking off and he widened his haul to include paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque.

Investigators later established the security system was indeed defective.

Tomic already had 14 convictions for jewelry and art thefts, many of them involving agility in scaling walls to break into apartments - a record which had earned him the underworld nickname of Spiderman.

France's 'Spiderman'


A demonstrator holds up a sign during the "Not My President's Day" rally on Central Park West in New York City on Feb. 20, 2017.
Photo by Gordon Donovan


Tribes Lay Remains To Rest

Kennewick Man

The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.

More than 200 members of five Columbia Plateau tribes and bands gathered at an undisclosed location over the weekend to lay the remains of the man they call the Ancient One to rest, according to an announcement Sunday by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Tri-City Herald reports.

However, tribal members waited more than 20 years to be allowed to rebury the bones.

Legislation signed by President Obama on Dec. 19 required the skeleton, believed to be about 8,400 years old, to be turned over to the coalition of tribes within 90 days.

Representatives of the Umatilla, Yakama, Nez Perce and Colville tribes and the Wanapum Band met at the University of Washington's Burke Museum in Seattle on Friday to claim the remains of Kennewick Man stored there by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Kennewick Man


Eye Renewable Future

Scottish Islands

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

The tidal power underwater turbines that were completed last month are only the latest green energy project for an archipelago that has been reliant for decades on the North Sea offshore industry.

Even homeowners are getting in on the act with small wind turbines in their gardens and solar panels on their roofs -- somewhat optimistically in an area where winter daylight lasts just six hours.

"We're not 100 percent self sufficient but we're quite a long way towards it," Jim Dickson, 69, told AFP at his home in the windswept village of Brae, referring to electricity generation for his own house.

Dickson, who lives near the Sullom Voe oil terminal, can power the building and an electric powered Nissan Leaf car from a turbine in his garden with enough left over to feed into the island's grid when conditions are favourable.

Scottish Islands



A small scalar fish from the Amazon region swims in its aquarium in the Palmengarten park in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
Photo by Michael Probst



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