BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 28 June, 2016


28 June, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1734 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Hadley Freeman: Brexit was the headliner - but Glastonbury restored my faith in Britain (The Guardian)
Who cares about a music festival when the country is falling apart? Actually, says Hadley Freeman, it is one of the best places to be when the real world succumbs to panic, prejudice and outright lies.

MEERA JAGANNATHAN: "Taylor Swift could hit me with her car and I would still love her: an appreciation" (Daily News)
But so what if her every little action is specifically designed to craft her public persona? The point is, she's doing it for us: She puts in the time, money and effort to pull the strings because she cares that desperately what we think of her.

Matt Cowan: 5 Modern Stories That Are Way More Religious Than You Think (Cracked)
Most Hollywood films with religious symbolism ram it down your throat so hard that it feels like you're in church on a Friday night, being dick-slapped with a Bible, when in actual fact you're stealing from the internet while trying not to think about God's judgment too much.

Matthew Dessem: Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Has Died (Slate)
One highlight of his "On The Street" photo column for the New York Times was 2009's "The Water Dance," in which Cunningham positively cackles over photographs of well-dressed New Yorkers and tourists ruining their shoes in the slush-filled gutters of Fifth Avenue.

GILES HARVEY: Cynthia Ozick's Long Crusade (NY Times)
The author is considered one of the greatest fiction writers and critics alive today. At 88, she shows no signs of slowing down.

Sophie Heawood: "Chris Martin: 'Coldplay are saying the opposite of walls and Brexit'" (The Guardian)
The Glastonbury Sunday headliners get emotional about the power of music and their quest for the perfect hook.

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

David Bruce's Smashwords Page

David Bruce's Blog

David Bruce's Lulu Storefront

David Bruce's Apple iBookstore

David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on


"Doug's Most Shared Facebook Post" Today


Trivia Question of the Day

Which US state produces the most mushrooms?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

A child prodigy, this American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist has received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. What is his stage name?

       Stevie Wonder                                                      Source

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and has continued to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.        Source

Happy Birthday, Marianne!

Alan J was first and correct with:
   Stevie Wonder.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Stevie Wonder

Randall replied:
   I'm guessing...
  Stevie Wonder?

Lois Of Oregon said:
   And now, in honor of Stevie Wonder's amazing lifetime of achievement, some recycled Helen Keller jokes.

Marian responded:
   Stevie Wonder

Adam answered:
   Stevie Wonder, George Solti, Quincy Jones?!?
  I have no idea...

Deborah wrote:
   What? Henry Mancini? The Grammy Awards page said it was Frank Sinatra. Rats.
  Based on that misinformation, the answer to today's TQ is either Joey Alexander (who?) or Stevie Wonder. Or maybe they're the same person. IDK.
  It was 90* when I walked the dogs at 8 a.m. The breeze isn't even refreshing.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
   Sounds like Stevie Wonder to me.

Dale of Really Hot & Getting Hotter, Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
   Aaahhh! It's 101 up here in the Sierra Foothills today. I saw Stevie Wonder open up for The Rolling Stones in 1972 at Winterland in San Francisco. That was one of the paramount shows ever spied upon by moi. Stevie has the gift of perfect pitch and tonality. One of the preeminent performers of our times.
  No blind Stevie jokes today…let's pick on the Cos..

  And now about Cali succession

DJ Useo answered:
   Youse got me stumped. Maybe it was Stevie Wonder? Or Kanye West? Or Tiny Tim (!) ?

MAM   wrote:
   Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz ~ Russian-born American classical pianist and composer. He was known for his technique, use of tone color, and the excitement generated by his playing. He is thought of as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Stevie Wonder."

Joe S     took the day off.

mj took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  June 28 Birthdays - Celebrities Born June 28 | 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

Disney depiction of obese Polynesian god in film Moana sparks anger | World news | The Guardian

In vitro fertilization may save coral reefs - SFGate

Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer calls President Obama "offensive." Yeah, that happened.

LOL from Politico: "Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention"

Vice President Al Franken?

The history of zoo construction is fraught and dominated by humans' desire to ignore the consequences of our actions

In the future, zoos will host struggling native animals, rather than keeping megafauna captive.

Brexit could hammer British culture: Here's what it could mean for movies, music and visual art -

Shocking new report: Bombing people causes people to hate you

After Orlando, the Homemade AR-15 Industry Surges | WIRED

Post EU Referendum Racism Documented Online And It's Really Scary

Oakland votes to block coal-shipping plan - SFGate

Thanks, Michelle!



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





Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD









Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music


In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Way too warm and extra humid.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Zoo', then another FRESH 'Zoo'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Tom Brokaw, Sarah & Erin Foster, and Bibi Bourelly.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 5/9/16) are Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Cyndi Lauper, and Zara Larsson.

NBC starts the night with FRESH '2016 US Summer Olympic Trials', followed by a FRESH 'America's Got Talent'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 5/12/16) are Drake, Megyn Kelly, Meghan Trainor, and Emily Wells.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 6/7/16) are Morgan Freeman, Rob Kazinsky, Jake Bugg, and Jon Theodore.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/31/16) are Maggie Siff, White Mystery, and Jeff Nichols.

ABC opens the night with a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then a FRESH 'Uncle Buck', followed by a FRESH 'To Tell The Truth'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Margot Robbie, Jim Jefferies, and Flo Rida.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'Containment'.

Faux has a FRESH Hotel Hell', followed by a FRESH 'Coupled'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 'The First 48', followed by the movie 'Taken', then the movie 'Walking Tall'.

AMC offers the movie 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows', followed by a FRESH 'Feed The Beast'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 4
 [7:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 5
 [8:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 6
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 14-The Icarus Factor
 [11:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Kalahari
 [12:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Savannah

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a (F) 'Below Deck Mediterranean', and another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', 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 'Not Safe With Nikki Glaser'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Calvin Trillin.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Jaime Camil.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Paul Scheer, Jensen Karp, and Jade Catta-Preta.

FX has the movie 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes', followed by the movie 'Avatar'.

History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Top Gear', 'Counting Cars', and another 'Counting Cars'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    MARON-Shrink and Kink
 [6:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Drunken Tattoo
 [7:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Canadian Road Trip
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Backstage Pass
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Promise Ring
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's a Wonderful Life
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Depression
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Pinciotti vs. Forman
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bye-Bye Basement
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Uncomfortable Ball Stuff
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Story
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Backstage Pass
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Promise Ring
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's a Wonderful Life
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Depression
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Pinciotti vs. Forman
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bye-Bye Basement
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Steven Yeun    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
 [8:30AM]    Backdraft
 [11:30AM]    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
 [2:30PM]    Three Kings
 [5:00PM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [8:00PM]    Cape Fear
 [11:00PM]    The Bone Collector
 [2:00AM]    Badlands
 [3:30AM]    The Cooler    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Mechanic', followed by the movie 'Faster'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Alexander Skarsgard, Bo Burnham, and a performance by kids from School of Rock.

 [6:00 AM]      A Date With Judy (1948)
 [8:00 AM]      Saadia (1953)
 [9:30 AM]      The Prodigal (1955)
 [11:30 AM]      The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
 [1:45 PM]      Count Your Blessings (1959)
 [3:30 PM]      The World, The Flesh, And The Devil (1959)
 [5:15 PM]      Home From The Hill (1960)
 [8:00 PM]      The Parent Trap (1961)
 [10:15 PM]      Clock Cleaners (1937)
 [10:15 PM]      Thru the Mirror (1936)
 [10:15 PM]      The Band Concert (1935)
 [11:00 PM]      Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
 [12:45 AM]      Old King Cole (1933)
 [12:45 AM]      Flowers and Trees (1932)
 [12:45 AM]      The Pied Piper (1933)
 [1:15 AM]      Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: An Adventure in Color: Mathmagic Land (1961)
 [2:15 AM]      Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)
 [4:00 AM]      Trenchcoat (1983)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Wednesday   -  06/29/16

 [6:00 AM]      Naughty Marietta (1935)
 [7:30 AM]      Rose Marie (1936)
 [9:30 AM]      Maytime (1937)
 [11:45 AM]      Rosalie (1937)
 [2:00 PM]      Sweethearts (1938)
 [4:00 PM]      Let Freedom Ring (1939)
 [5:30 PM]      Bitter Sweet (1940)
 [7:15 PM]      The Miracle of Sound (1940)
 [8:00 PM]      Macbeth (1948)
 [10:00 PM]      Hamlet (1948)
 [12:45 AM]      A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
 [3:15 AM]      Romeo and Juliet (1936)
 [5:30 AM]      King Lear (1971)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

TNT has a FRESH 'Animal Kingdom'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Sep. 23, 1982) - David Brenner. Bob Uecker. Georgia Frontiere, and Chuck Donaldson.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV

Any opinions?   Marty

Or reviews?   Marty

Support the e-page!

(See below for addresses)


Actor Eddie Izzard poses for photographers upon arrival at the Old Vic Summer Gala in London, Monday, June 27, 2016.
Photo by Joel Ryan


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Microsoft Pays

Windows 10

Windows 10 auto-upgrades are like a sick, cruel joke being played on us by this point. Most stories that start with "my Windows 10 PC auto-upgraded" tend to end with "and then all my data was lost," but this particular version has a happy ending, because it involves Microsoft paying out a lot of money.

A California woman has won $10,000 from Microsoft, after the tech giant gave up challenging a court case. Teri Goldstein alleges that after her computer was upgraded to Windows 10, it became slow and unreliable.

"I had never heard of Windows 10," Goldstein said. "Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update."

Goldstein subsequently took Microsoft to court, suing for lost wages and the cost of a new computer (running OS X, I hope). Goldstein won the initial court case, and although Microsoft initially appealed, it just dropped that case. So, Goldstein should be seeing a $10,000 check show up from Microsoft sometime soon.

In a statement to the Seattle Times, Microsoft said that ""we're continuing to listen to customer feedback and evolve the upgrade experience based on their feedback."

Windows 10


Cast member Samuel L. Jackson and former NBA basketball player Earvin Magic Johnson pose at the premiere of the movie "The Legend of Tarzan" in Hollywood California, June 27, 2016.
Photo by Danny Moloshok


'Eye of the Tiger'


Failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R-Delusional) is paying $25,000 for playing "Eye of the Tiger" at a rally last year without the band's permission, CNNMoney has discovered.

Huckabee played the triumphant song by the band Survivor at a rally he held for Kim Davis (R-Bigot), the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

But Huckabee never paid for the rights -- so his campaign got sued for copyright infringement.

He recently agreed to a confidential settlement with Rude Music. That company is owned by the Survivor guitarist who cowrote the song, Frankie Sullivan.

They settled out of court, and it came to light when Huckabee listed the $25,000 cost as a campaign expense on federal election records.



Newhead News


Came with a User Guide

Antikythera Mechanism

Thanks to high-tech scanning, 2,000-year-old inscriptions on the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek "computer," can be read more clearly than ever before, revealing more information about the device and its possible uses.

Ever since the first fragments of the device were pulled from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1901, scientists and historians have been trying to learn more about its purpose. The bronze astronomical calculator was about the size of a shoebox, with dials on its exterior and an intricate system of 30 bronze gear wheels inside. With the turn of a hand crank, the ancient Greeks could track the positions of the sun and the moon, the lunar phases, and even cycles of Greek athletic competitions .

The 82 corroded metal fragments of the Antikythera mechanism contain ancient Greek text, much of which is unreadable to the naked eye. But over the past 10 years, new imaging techniques, such as 3D X-ray scanning, have revealed hidden letters and words in the text.

"Before, we could make out isolated words, but there was a lot of noise -letters that were being misread or gaps in the text," said Alexander Jones, a professor of the history of science at New York University. "Now, we have something that you can actually read as ancient Greek. We can tell what these texts were saying to an ancient observer."

Jones and his colleagues recently published a set of papers on the inscriptions in a special issue of the journal Almagest. The newly filled-in bits of text have allowed Jones and his colleagues to get a better idea of what the machine might have looked like in antiquity. Inscriptions on the cover of the back face of the device, for instance, contain an inventory of all of the dials and what they mean. [See Images of the Newly Deciphered Antikythera Inscriptions ]

Antikythera Mechanism


Actress Joely Richardson poses for photographers upon arrival at the Old Vic Summer Gala in London, Monday, June 27, 2016.
Photo by Joel Ryan


Huge Deposit Found In Africa


Here's something to celebrate with a big, bright bunch of helium party balloons: scientists believe they have discovered a huge new helium deposit - and the technique they used to find it could put an end to the global helium shortage.

You may be most familiar with helium as the lighter-than-air gas that makes balloons float on the end of a string and makes your voice sound squeaky after you breathe it in, but it has a huge range of more serious and important uses for airships, scuba diving tanks, MRI scanners, welding, industrial leak detection and even in the Large Hadron Collider.

Worldwide helium supplies have been running out, and Nobel prize-winning physicist Robert Richardson estimated in 2010 that they could be tapped out by 2035 or 2040. The British Medical Association voted in 2015 to campaign for a ban on frivolous uses such as party balloons in light of the shortage.

But now a new, huge helium reserve has been found in the Tanzanian East African Rift Valley, announced researchers at Oxford and Durham universities in the U.K., working with the Norway-based exploration company Helium One, at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Yokohama, Japan, today.

Gas seeping out of the new Tanzanian reserve contains up to 10.6 per cent helium, and the reserve is estimated to hold about 54 billion cubic feet (1.5 billion cubic metres) of helium gas in total.



Digby's Hullabaloo


Sues Chris Brown

Marion 'Suge' Knight

Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Brown and nightclub 1 Oak of failing to have adequate security and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party.

Knight survived gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm. The Death Row Records co-founder has cited complications from those injuries, including a blood clot, in court appearances on an unrelated murder charge.

His attorneys say Knight's fear months after the shooting led him to flee when he was attacked in his car, running down two men and killing one. Knight, who is a two-time convicted felon, is in jail awaiting trial.

The lawsuit does not state how much money Knight is seeking but asks for a judgment ordering the defendants to pay past and future medical expenses for his injuries.

Marion 'Suge' Knight


Lisa Bonet seen at Showtime Drama Series "Ray Donovan" Premiere Night Viewing Party at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau


'Stolen Babies' Seek Truth


Pedro Sandoval stopped celebrating Mother's Day, Father's Day and even his own birthday after he found out the truth: The mom and dad he knew growing up had stolen him from his biological parents, who were kidnapped, tortured and never heard from again during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

"I'm still jealous of friends who can hug or get into arguments with their parents," said Sandoval, 38, alluding to the biological parents he never met. "But I'm also thankful that I could at least hug my grandfather and grandmother."

Four decades after the ruling military junta launched a systematic plan to steal babies born to political prisoners, Argentina's search for truth is increasingly focused on the 500 or so newborns whisked away and raised by surrogate families. Several hundred have yet to be accounted for.

For the children who have already been found, coming to grips with the past is a painful process.

Sandoval, known then as Alejandro Rei, never suspected anything was amiss growing up in a middle-class household on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. But in 2004, Victor Rei, a former border patrol officer and the man that Sandoval called his father, became the target of an investigation and his life turned upside down.



Joan Jara, center, wife of Chilean singer and songwriter Victor Jara, makes a statement with her daughters Manuela Bunster, left, and Amanda Jara Turner, right, at the federal courthouse, Monday, June 27, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., after a jury ruled that former Lt. Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nunez, a military officer in the regime of Chile's brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet, tortured and killed the folk singer more than 40 years ago and is awarding his family $28 million.
Photo by John Raoux


'Regretting Motherhood' Debate Rages


Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question first posed by an Israeli researcher has stirred a debate in Germany like in no other country, shattering a long-held taboo.

"In Israel, it was settled in a week. In Germany, it has lasted for months," said sociologist Orna Donath, whose study "Regretting Motherhood" was published in 2015.

Tired of hearing that she "would regret" not having a child, the researcher collected testimonies from 23 women who, on the contrary, love their own kids but would, truth be told, prefer not to have had them.

The book taps into a usually-unspoken maternal ambivalence that may be far more common than previously acknowledged in many places, including Germany, whose fertility rate is less than half that of Israel's.

Several German books have since been published on the subject, including "The Lie of Maternal Happiness" by Sarah Fischer, along with almost-weekly newspaper columns, television chat shows and Twitter debates with the hashtag #RegrettingMotherhood.



Janelle Monae performs a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Matt Sayles


Enabled Trading Of Endangered Animals

Charity Loophole

Last year, after a Minnesota dentist sparked an uproar by killing a popular lion named Cecil while on safari in Zimbabwe, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service placed similar African lions on the endangered species list, making it illegal to import them as trophies to the United States.

But for African lions and other threatened and endangered species, there's an exception to this rule: Hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks can get permits to import, export or sell endangered animals if they can demonstrate that the transactions will "enhance the survival" of the species.

Often, records show, this requirement is met in part by making a cash contribution to charity - usually a few thousand dollars. The practice has angered both animal-rights activists who say it exploits wildlife and exhibitors who describe the process as unfair and arbitrary.

In the last five years, the vast majority of the estimated 1,375 endangered species permits granted by the Fish & Wildlife Service involved financial pledges to charity, according to agency documents reviewed by Reuters.

For a $2,000 pledge, the Fish & Wildlife Service permitted two threatened leopard cubs to be sent from a roadside zoo to a small animal park. After a $5,000 pledge, the agency approved the transfer of 10 endangered South African penguins to a Florida theme park.

Charity Loophole


Members of the National Park Service adjust a banner in the front of the Stonewall Inn ahead of a ceremony officially designating it and Christopher Park as part of the Stonewall National Monument in the Manhattan borough of New York, June 27, 2016.
Photo by Andrew Kelly


Must Fix Salmon-Blocking Culverts


In a case that could have big implications for dams and other development in the Northwest, a federal appeals court panel said Monday that Native American tribes have a right not only to fish for salmon, but for there to be salmon to catch - a ruling that affirms the duty of the United States to protect the habitat of the prized fish under treaties dating back more than 150 years.

Three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reached their unanimous decision in a case involving culverts, large pipes that allow streams to flow under roads but which also can block migrating fish. They upheld a lower court's 2013 ruling ordering Washington state to replace hundreds of the pipes with more fish-friendly structures, such as bridges that allow streams to flow naturally underneath them.

"The Indians did not understand the Treaties to promise that they would have access to their usual and accustomed fishing places, but with a qualification that would allow the government to diminish or destroy the fish runs," Judge William Fletcher wrote for the panel, adding that territorial Gov. Isaac Stevens "did not make ... such a cynical and disingenuous promise."

The ruling, praised by the tribes, was the second major court decision in as many months concerning salmon habitat in the Northwest. In May, a federal judge in Portland, Oregon, ruled that a massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs - and that federal law may require federal authorities to consider removing four huge dams on the lower Snake River in Eastern Washington.




In Memory

Bud Spencer

Terence Hill and Bud Spencer in Trinity is Still My Name - 1971 Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer died on Monday at age 86, national media reported.

A post on his official Facebook page read, "With our deepest regrets, we have to tell you that Bud is flying to his next journey".

Born Carlo Pedersoli in the southern city of Naples, he was known to his public as the "big friendly giant" of the screen due to his height and weight.

He played in action and comedy films in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly working at the side of his friend Terence Hill.

Often cast as a cowboy or policeman, his biggest successes included "They Call Me Trinity", a parody of Spaghetti Western movies, the "Flatfoot" films and "Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure."

He had many fans abroad, especially in South America where he lived at various times in his life, and in Germany.

Speaking to channel SKY TG24, Osvaldo De Santis, president of 20th Century Fox in Italy, said, "He was an actor whom Italian cinema needs to thank because he brought Italian movies around the world."

Before turning to acting, Spencer was a professional swimmer and the first Italian to swim the 100 metres freestyle in less than one minute. He twice participated in Olympic games.

Bud Spencer


In Memory

Götz George

German actor Götz George, much beloved for his role as hard-nosed but good-hearted inspector in the country's iconic "Tatort" TV crime series, has died. He was 77.

The actor died June 19 after a short illness, but his agent didn't immediately release further information, the dpa news agency reported.

George was especially popular for his role as tough working-class inspector Horst Schimanski from the country's industrial Ruhr Valley region, which he played 48 times in a time period of 32 years.

He also starred in many movies, including his role as the Nazis' death camp doctor Joseph Mengele in "Nichts als die Wahrheit."

Götz George



An undated handout picture made available by the Australia Zoo on June 20, 2016, shows Reggie, a Sumatran tiger cub born at Australia Zoo, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Photo by Ben Beaden



Say Thanks to Bart by helping Mrs. Bart make the mortgage, pay some bills and feed the kitties.

You could PayPal something to

OR you could send a "love" check to
PO Box 54466
Tulsa, OK 74155

Remember to use Bart's Amazon portal for purchases.


lunar phases

Click Here!

Weather.Org | World Weather Forecast and Climate History

BartBlog - The Blog of

My Guest Map

page of flags

Erin Hart Show Links

Conan Welcomes You To CONAN360°

BadtotheboneBob's Veteran's Reports Archive

Nick's Crusade

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

Shameless Commerce's Buy Bruce's Anecdote Books

Baron Dave Romm Portal

Cory!! Strode, The Best Dressed Man In Comics

Digby's Hullabaloo

Mike Malloy Radio Show : Progressive Radio : Online Video Streaming : The Best In Nighttime Liberal Talk! M-F 9pm-12am.

ColdType - Writing Worth Reading From Around The World - Joe Bageant

Joe Bageant

Irascible Professor

Media Matters

The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol

skippy the bush kangaroo

Today In Afghanistan

Freeway Blogger

Newhead News

Issues & Alibis

I'm Not Sorry

Wake-up Call

Internet Weekly

Unpopular Ideas

Project for the OLD American Century

2 Dudes

The Mr. Nice Guy Show

Rise and Death of Robot Wisdom

Damien Hirst official page

Academic Earth

Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Veterans

Computer Engineering Degree Program Guide



Woodstock Preservation Alliance


War Is A Racket - Major General Smedley Butler

The War Prayer - Mark Twain


Who served?


Bill Clinton - Chris Wallace/Faux News - 09/23/06 - Transcript

Stephen Colbert - White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Transcript

The complete transcript - Barack Obama - 2016 White House correspondents' dinner speech

The complete transcript - Larry Wilmore - 2016 White House correspondents' dinner speech

100 Most Banned Books

Photos from D.C. - Nancy Maynard

Johnsonburg, PA - page 5


Church of Reality - click here for more information


Disinfotainment Today - Click Here!

FAnnetastic - Click Here!!

Click Here!

Click Here!

New Head News - Click Here!

Beacon Reader - The Four Cartoonists of the Apocalypse - Click Here!

War Is A Crime : Click Here!

Saint Clinton

Raw Story - Click Here!

Click Here!

Drink In Hand - Click Here!

Click Here!

Click here for printable version



You have reached the Home page of BartCop Entertainment.

Do you have something to say?
Anything that increased your blood pressure, or, even better, amused or entertained?

Do you have a great album no one's heard?
How about a favorite TV show, movie, book, play, cartoon, or legal amusement?
A popular artist that just plain pisses you off?
A box set the whole world should own?
Vile, filthy rumors about Republican hypocrites?

Just plain vile, filthy rumors?

In other words, submissions are welcome.

Send mail to Marty
( SuprmChaos at yahoo dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at aol dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at hotmail dot com )

Or this Marty
( marty at suprmchaos dot com )

Thank you


Previous Issue

BartCop Entertainment Archives



Return to BartCop

"Management reserves the right to edit, yada yada."

''You send it to me, it's mine.''

Legal Stuff

Established 26 July, 2001

Heh heh heh

©  2016