Andrew Tobias: "The Latest 'Scandal' - Nope"
"Because the media virtually never does mention SIPRNet and JWICS, most people, including the media and most pundits, wrongly think Clinton routinely received, sent, and stored emails and documents marked classified on her private server. That belief is totally wrong! In his speech to the GOP convention in July, Rudy Giuliani said she had "tens of thousands" of documents marked classified on her server. She had NONE." - Alex B.
HORROR BY LEWTON: I DID! I DID SAW A PUSSYCAT!
Even after almost 70 years of people telling other people not to pay attention to the goddamn title, it's impossible not to suppose that The Curse of the Cat People of 1944 would have a better reputation if it was called, literally, anything else.
Samhain (pronounced sah-win or sow-in) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from the very beginning of one Celtic day to its end, or in the modern calendar, from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, this places it about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Randall was first and correct with:
Sunset Oct 31 to sunset Nov 1
Alan J wrote:
Going with the obvious
I thought it was a trick question, but it's 31 Oct.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Sunset Oct 31 to sunset Nov 1
I know just enough Celtic to stay on the right side: Samhain is celebrated on October 31st.
Interesting that a pagan holiday now means kids in costumes are allowed to go begging for candy. I did it, and I've promoted it with my kids, and I still give candy, most years. In fact, on Saturday I served as a judge at Vacaville's annual Howl-o-ween dog costume event. Proceeds go to the new dog park for which we're raising funds - I've promised to donate $50K if I win the lottery.
This year I'm giving homemade chocolate chip cookies to the neighbor kids, and heading to the club to work out. I feel cynical about skipping the candy handouts, but frankly, I'm just tired of it.
John I from Hawai`i says,
DJ Useo answered:
Samhain refers to the "Festival of the Dead". I think the name specifically means "Summer's End" and is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the beginning of the "dead" Winter months. I'm doing a 3 hour live set of Halloween mashups tonight. Most everyone else here has already had Halloween this past weekend. You can tell from the visible hangovers. Hahaha. ( I don't imbibe alcohol )
MJ said "It wasn't explained very well, but there must have been at least one other cat on board, because Spot hat kittens in one episode." It's also a bit outside the norms that Data's Spot is an orange female tabby--the orange coloring in cats is gender linked. Most orange cats are male just as most calico cats are female.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
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.
No caterpillar pictures - was dark by the time I got home from work.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'NCIS', followed by a FRESH'Bull', then a FRESH'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Mel Gibson, Luke Bracey, and Tegan & Sara.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Mark Consuelos, Zooey Deschanel, and Kenny Chesney.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'This Is Us', then a FRESH'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Lecrae.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Common, Pamela Adlon, John Prine, Iris Dement, and Hannah Welton.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are John C. McGinley, Wild Nothing, and Andy Puddicombe.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'The Middle', followed by a FRESH'American Housewife', then a FRESH'Fresh Off The Boat', then a FRESH'The Real O'Neals', followed by a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Jake Gyllenhaal, Hailee Steinfeld, and Keith Urban.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'No Tomorrow'.
Faux has game 6 of the 'World Series', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH'Harry'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'Married At First Sight', then a FRESH'20/20: Troublemaker'.
AMC offers the movie 'Hellboy', followed by the movie 'The Matrix'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Silence in the Library-Part 1.
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-Midnight
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Blink
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 3-Under The Lake-Part 1.
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 4-Before The Flood-Part 2.
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-Relics
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 5-Schisms
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-True Q
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 2-Family
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 3-Brothers
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 4-Suddenly Human
[6:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 3-Blown Away
[7:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Look Who's Taunting
[8:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 5-Killer Regrets
[9:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 6-By the Book
[10:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 7-Sinner Takes All
[11:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 8-Dead Ringer
[12:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 3-Blown Away
[1:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Look Who's Taunting
[2:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 5-Killer Regrets
[3:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 6-By the Book
[4:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 7-Sinner Takes All
[5:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 8-Dead Ringer (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck', then another FRESH'Below Deck', followed by 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'Drunk History'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Susan Rice.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Dana Gould, Janet Varney, and Nate Mooney.
FX has the movie 'Green Lantern', followed by the movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', then a FRESH'Atlanta', and another 'Atlanta'.
History has 'Gangland: Aryan Brotherhood', followed by a FRESH'White Supremacy: Going Under', then a FRESH'Hunting Hitler'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Randall Park
[6:15AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
[6:45AM] THE 41-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN WHO KNOCKED UP SARAH MARSHALL AND FELT SUPERBAD ABOUT IT
[8:45AM] GET SMART
[11:15AM] TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE
[1:30PM] THE 41-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN WHO KNOCKED UP SARAH MARSHALL AND FELT SUPERBAD ABOUT IT
[3:30PM] GET SMART
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Grandma's Dead
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Moves In
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Garage Sale
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Last Day
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-I Love Cake
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Grandma's Dead
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Moves In
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Garage Sale
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Last Day
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-I Love Cake
[4:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
[4:30AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Back to the Woods
[5:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Uncivil Warriors
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Jack Black
[5:45AM] DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (ALL TIMES EDT)
[8:00AM] Halloween II
[10:00AM] Halloween III: Season of the Witch
[12:00PM] Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
[2:00PM] Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
[6:30PM] Halloween II
[11:00PM] Halloween II
[3:30AM] Halloween II (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Zombieland', followed by a FRESH'Channel Zero: Candle Cove', then a FRESH'Aftermath'.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston says he will leave the U.S. and move to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president.
"Absolutely. I would definitely move. It's not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won't," Cranston on Sunday told The Bestseller Experiment podcast when asked if he would take an extended holiday to Vancouver if the Republican candidate prevails over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"It wouldn't be a vacation. I'd be an expatriate," Cranston added. The Emmy-award winning actor is the latest Hollywood celebrity - joining Girls creator and star Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler and Barbra Streisand - to claim they would move out of the country if Trump wins.
Cranston said university courses will be taught in the future on the Republican candidate. "There will be books written, movies made. I'm telling you, there will be theatrical productions about Donald Trump because of the anomaly that he presented," Cranston said.
A log adorned with colorful decorations remains at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment as construction work continues on the pipeline near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., October 30, 2016.
Photo by Josh Morgan
Thousands of supporters of a Native American tribe and environmental activists fighting construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota turned to social media on Monday in a bid to confuse police who they believe are using it to track the protesters.
More than 4,600 people used Facebook's location tagging feature to "check in" on Monday afternoon at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, vastly boosting the numbers actually there.
The local sheriff's department denied it is using social media to keep tabs on demonstrators, and said the online actions by the protesters' supporters were unnecessary.
The vast majority of new check-ins at the site in rural southwestern North Dakota appear to have been made remotely.
Mekasi Camp Horinek, a protest leader from Bold Oklahoma, an environmental advocacy group, said he did not know who started the online movement, but he welcomed it.
World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust, has been pronounced dead by Swedish authorities, 71 years after he disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
The Swedish diplomat is believed to have died in Soviet captivity, but when and how remains unclear.
Wallenberg was officially considered a missing person in Sweden, long after authorities gave up hope of finding him alive. But the Swedish Tax Agency, which registers births and deaths in Sweden, confirmed a report Monday in newspaper Expressen that Wallenberg had been pronounced dead.
Pia Gustafsson, who heads the agency's legal department, told The Associated Press that the decision was taken on Oct. 26 after an application from Wallenberg's trustee.
She said the date of Wallenberg's death was set as July 31, 1952, a date chosen by default under a rule saying a missing person who is presumed to have died should be declared dead five years after his disappearance.
Peter Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings" and "Hobbit" series have proved to be as precious to New Zealand's economy as any magical ring as millions flock to the country for a glimpse of Middle Earth, making tourism the main driver of growth.
For years, coffers have been supplemented mainly by booming sales of dairy products from milk to infant formula.
But the sector is now struggling as oversupply and waning demand from key market China has seen the clamour for "white gold" dry up, fuelling fears the country was too reliant on one product.
But with breathtaking shots of sweeping landscapes and majestic mountains, the multiple Oscar-winning blockbusters shone the Hollywood spotlight on the country that has seen visitor numbers swell since the first film was released in 2001.
Official data shows international tourists pumped NZ$14.5 billion into the economy last year and visitor numbers, currently 3.4 million, were set to double over the next seven years.
Donald Trump's hiring of pollster Tony Fabrizio in May was viewed as a sign that the real estate mogul was finally bringing seasoned operatives into his insurgent operation.
But the Republican presidential nominee appears to have taken issue with some of the services provided by the veteran GOP strategist, who has advised candidates from 1996 GOP nominee Bob Dole to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The Trump campaign's latest Federal Election Commission report shows that it is disputing nearly $767,000 that Fabrizio's firm says it is still owed for polling.
Trump campaign officials declined to provide details about the reason the campaign has declined to pay the sum to Fabrizio Lee, the pollster's Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based firm. "This is an administrative issue that we're resolving internally," said senior communications adviser Jason Miller. Fabrizio did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Trump has repeatedly been accused of failing to pay vendors and contractors hired by his real estate empire, including painters, dish washers, real estate brokers and a music store that provided pianos for his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. The billionaire has said he pays fairly and that he has withheld payments only when he was dissatisfied with someone's services.
Fabrizio was an ally of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who persuaded a skeptical Trump in the spring that he needed a professional pollster. The abrupt departure of Manafort in August and Trump's hiring of pollster Kellyanne Conway to be his campaign manager raised questions about whether Fabrizio would stay on. There have also been multiple reports that Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have rejected Fabrizio's advice.
A retired electrician who kept nearly 300 Pablo Picasso artworks in his garage for almost 40 years told a French appeal court Monday that the artist's widow may have wanted to hide the works from his family.
"Mrs Jacqueline Picasso had problems with (her step-son) Claude (Ruiz) Picasso," Pierre Le Guennec said in a trembling voice, presenting a new version of events to the court in the southern city of Aix-en-Provence.
Le Guennec, convicted last year along with his wife of possessing stolen goods, said that Picasso's widow had asked him to store between 15 and 17 garbage bags containing artworks after the artist died in April 1973.
The 77-year-old said that some time later Jacqueline Picasso retrieved the bags but gave him one of them, saying: "Keep this, it's for you."
Le Guennec, who was the Picassos' handyman, had previously testified to being given the drawings while the artist was still alive, in 1971 or 1972.
Cambodian boys use a fishing pole to catch fish in a flooded village of Samaki on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Oct. 31, 2016. About 18 provinces have suffered flood damage after heavy rain.
Photo by Heng Sinith
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
The approval announced Friday covers Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties of the company's second generation of Innate potatoes.
The company says the potatoes will also have reduced bruising and black spots, enhanced storage capacity, and a reduced amount of a chemical created when potatoes are cooked at high temperatures that's a potential carcinogen.
The potatoes next must clear a voluntary review process through the Food and Drug Administration as well as get the OK from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The two varieties join a third variety with the same traits called the Russet Burbank that has already attained approval from the Agriculture Department and FDA, with EPA approval also expected in January.
About 2,500 years ago, mourners buried a man in an elaborate grave, and covered his chest with a shroud made of 13 Cannabis plants, according to a new study.
The grave is one of a select few ancient Central Eurasian burials that archaeologists have found to contain Cannabis. This particular grave, located in northwestern China, sheds new light on how prehistoric people in the region used the plant in rituals, the researchers said.
The finding, "a remarkable archeobotanical [also spelled 'archaeobotanical'] discovery in its own right," came about after the region's modern inhabitants decided to build a new cemetery next to a picturesque oasis, the researchers wrote in the study. However, construction workers soon found that an ancient graveyard was in their way.
The ancient Jiayi cemetery likely belonged to the Subeixi culture, according to analyses of earthenware pots found in some of the graves. The Subeixi were the first known people to live in the arid Turpan Basin (what's now western China) starting about 3,000 years ago, and eventually transitioned into a farming society, according to Archaeology.about.com.
In all, the archaeologists uncovered 240 ancient tombs, including that of the man with the Cannabis shroud in tomb M231. The remains of the man, a Caucasian about 35 years old when he died, were lying on a bed frame made of wooden slats. His head rested on a pillow created from common reeds, and the grave was filled with earthenware pots, the archaeologists found.
Two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes, known for her gritty voice and identifiable charm, died Sunday in Englewood, N.J., reports The New York Times. She was 82.
The Broadway star was born in Lynn, Mass. to Luther Nichols and Eola Willard in 1934. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. before making her stage debut in "Jonah and the Whale" with the Neighborhood Playhouse in 1955. She would go on to win her first Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1961 as the titular character in Meredith Willson's musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."
The award-winning actress would go on to star in a multitude of Broadway productions, such as "Rattle of a Simple Man," "High Spirits" and "The Only Game in Town." Grimes won her second Tony Award for 1969's revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives."
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