Andrew Tobias: Electric Buses! Flying Cars!
Imagine a US government without gridlock 74 days from now - a government that boosts the economy by putting people to work at good jobs revitalizing our infrastructure; that boosts consumer demand and decreases inequality by hiking the minimum wage and refinancing student loans at today's low rates; that enacts the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform the Senate passed 68-32 that economists agree would also boost the economy; that imposes the universal background checks even 74% of NRA members want to see.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about 'Bilgamesh' (Sumerian for 'Gilgamesh'), king of Uruk.
Randall was first and correct with:
the Epic of Gilgamesh
Your reference to an ancient Mesopotamian poem is probably a reference to the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Alan J said:
The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Not sure about the original language version
But I think you're referring to the epic of Gilgamesh.
I didn't know there was an epic poem from Mesopotamia - how did my World History class in high school miss it? - so I looked it up. It's called "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and I have no plans to read it anytime soon.
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 really dark when I got home from work. Probably won't be any tomorrow, either.
CBS fills the night with LIVE'Campaign 2016: CBS News Coverage Of Election Night'.
Stephen Colbert is pre-empted.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 7/19/16) are Julia Stiles, Zoe Saldana, Paul Feig, and Lewis Del Mar.
AMC offers the movie 'The Green Mile', followed by the movie 'Yes Men', then the movie 'Runaway Bride'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 18-Starship Mine
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Lessons
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-The Chase
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 11-Heaven Sent-Part 1.
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Frame of Mind
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 22-Suspicions
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 23-Rightful Heir
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-Remember Me
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-Legacy
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-Reunion
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Future Imperfect
[6:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 9-A Few Dead Men
[7:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 10-Long Gone
[8:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 11-Crowned
[9:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 12-Friendly Fire
[10:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 13-Terminal Velocity
[11:00PM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 14-Last Straw
[12:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 9-A Few Dead Men
[1:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 10-Long Gone
[2:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 11-Crowned
[3:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 12-Friendly Fire
[4:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 13-Terminal Velocity
[5:00AM] CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 14-Last Straw (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', 'Real Housewives Of OC', 'Vanderpump Rules', and 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Drunk History'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show it's live election night coverage.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Paul F. Tompkins, Ron Funches, and Whitney Cummings.
FX has the movie 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', followed by the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon 2', then the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon 2', again.
History has all old 'The Curse Of Oak Island' all night.
[9:15AM] RED DRAGON
[2:45PM] THE SHINING
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kiss of Death
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Serenade
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Moves On
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-3Holy Crap!
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red Fired Up
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Cat Fight Club
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Moon Over Point Place
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Reefer Madness
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kiss of Death
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Serenade
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Moves On
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Crap!
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red Fired Up
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Cat Fight Club
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Moon Over Point Place
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Reefer Madness
[4:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-The Bunker
[4:30AM] THE SHINING (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] All in the Family-Meet the Bunkers
[6:35AM] All in the Family-Writing the President
[7:10AM] All in the Family-Oh, My Aching Back
[7:45AM] All in the Family-Judging Books by Covers
[8:20AM] All in the Family-Archie Gives Blood
[8:55AM] All in the Family-Gloria's Pregnancy
[9:30AM] All in the Family-Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit
[10:05AM] All in the Family-Edith Has Jury Duty
[10:40AM] All in the Family-Archie Is Worried About His Job
[11:15AM] All in the Family-Gloria Discovers Women's Lib
[11:50AM] All in the Family-The First and Last Supper
[12:25PM] All in the Family-Gloria Poses in the Nude
[1:00PM] The Bad News Bears
[5:30PM] Uncle Buck
[7:45PM] Real Genius
[10:15PM] The Lost Boys
[12:15AM] Real Genius
[2:45AM] Uncle Buck
[4:58AM] Rectify-Yolk (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Final Destination 3', followed by a FRESH'Channel Zero: Candle Cove', then a FRESH'Aftermath'.
On a RERUNConan (from 8/31/16) are Jeff Bridges, Jeff Ross, and Brent Sullivan.
Young women wearing the traditional costumes of the region sit in a horse-drawn carriage during the traditional Leonhardi pilgrimage in Bad Toelz, southern Germany, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. The annual pilgrimage honors St. Leonhard, patron saint of the highland farmers for horses and livestock.
Photo by Matthias Schrader
A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing what police described as "quite a bit of damage" in the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing.
City Manager Steve Spears said a few minor injuries were reported and questioned whether some of the community's century-old buildings might be unsafe. Police cordoned off older parts of the town to keep away gawkers.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said it and the Oklahoma Geological Survey were investigating after the quake, which struck at 7:44 p.m. and was felt as far away as Iowa, Illinois and Texas.
The oil storage terminal is one of the world's largest. As of Oct. 28, tank farms in the countryside around Cushing held 58.5 million barrels of crude oil, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The community bills itself as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World."
Oklahoma has had thousands of earthquakes in recent years, with nearly all traced to the underground injection of wastewater left over from oil and gas production. Sunday's quake was centered one mile west of Cushing - and about 25 miles south of where a magnitude 4.3 quake forced a shutdown of several wells last week.
Thou shalt not covet unless you are coveting the world's oldest known example of a stone tablet inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
The world's oldest slab with the Decalogue will be up for auction until Nov. 16 in Beverly Hills, California. The 2-foot-long (60 centimeters), 200-lb. (90 kilograms) marble slab, dubbed the "Living Torah," is likely 1,500 to 1,700 years old, according to Heritage Autions, which is running the auction.
People hankering for a piece of biblical history must have an opening bid of at least $250,000, and purchasers won't be able to hang the tablet over their fireplace next to pictures of their Aunt Maud. The tablet must be displayed publicly, according to the terms of the sale dictated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which considers the slab a national treasure.
The marble slab, which contains 20 carved lines of biblical injunctions, was discovered in 1913 in Israel, after construction workers began excavating for a railroad. An Arab man set the marble in his courtyard, where decades of foot traffic wore down the inscriptions, Michaels said.
In 1943, the slab was purchased by a man named Y. Kaplan, who then brought it to noted biblical scholars, according to Michaels. Based on the shape and content of the text, scholars concluded that it was an ancient form of Samaritan, an archaic mixture of Aramaic and Hebrew, that dated to between A.D. 300 and 500. The tablets then changed hands a few more times, and were last purchased in 2005 by Rabbi Saul Deutsch for the Living Torah Museum in Brooklyn, New York, according to the auction house.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has gained a bit of a reputation as the "cool billionaire" by repeatedly attacking Republican candidate Donald Trump (R-Grifter) and calling out his inconsistencies. But in his capacity as Mavs owner, he just recently displayed some uncomfortably Trump-like tendencies in denying press credentials to two longtime Dallas-based reporters for ESPN.
Marc Stein is possibly ESPN's most well-connected basketball reporter, and he's covered the NBA nationally for years. Tim McMahon was, for a while, the network's Mavericks beat reporter, but his duties have expanded beyond one team. The Mavericks, reportedly dissatisfied with the lack of a dedicated beat reporter, decided they would no longer tolerate ESPN's national journalists in their arenas for this past weekend's games.
To deny credentials to a blog or regional outlet is one (still not good) thing, but this is ESPN we're talking about, a broadcast partner for the NBA. Cuban has fired an opening salvo in what could turn out to be a war over access and coverage, and it's anyone's guess how this will play out.
Participants and delegate members hold up solar lanterns in honor to the Paris Agreement, during the opening session of the Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Monday Nov. 7, 2016. Climate negotiators have started work on implementing the Paris pact on global warming amid uncertainty over how the U.S. election will impact the landmark deal as temperatures and greenhouse gases soar to new heights.
Photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy
Australia's bid to hold a national vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage was defeated on Monday in the upper house of parliament, or Senate, potentially delaying legal unions for years.
The proposal to hold the vote, or plebiscite, in February next year was voted down in the Senate by 33 votes to 29.
Australia's center-right coalition government, led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in August voted to take the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage to a national poll.
The bill required the support of some opposition lawmakers because Turnbull's Liberal-National coalition has only a one-vote majority in the lower house of parliament and does not have a majority in the upper house.
The rejection is a blow to Turnbull, who has seen his popularity wane amid frustration that he has failed to live up to his progressive reputation.
China is attempting to crack down on box office fraud in the world's second-biggest movie market by setting out punishments for companies that fabricate ticket sales and other data under the country's first film law.
Under the legislation adopted by the Chinese parliament on Monday, film distributors and cinemas that falsify ticket sales data will have their illegal earnings confiscated and be fined up to 500,000 yuan ($74,000). If they illegally earn more than 500,000 yuan, they will be fined up to five times the amount they illegally made.
They also face being ordered to suspend operations and having their business licenses revoked.
China's film industry is already heavily regulated with censors having broad powers over what can and can't be shown on screen. The law is an attempt to address fraud and other problems that have emerged as China's film market continues to grow quickly. According to official data based on cinema filings, films screened in China earned more than 44 billion yuan ($6.5 billion) in 2015, an increase of almost 50 percent over the year before. But authorities say they believe box office fraud is common.
Such fraud typically involves cinemas and distributors buying up tickets or counting some of the earnings of one film as those of another. Such actions might boost a movie's profile enough to attract a bigger audience, constituting unfair competition. Cinemas might also conceal their true ticket sales to avoid sharing all the takings with the film makers.
Russian paratroopers jump past rainbow from an IL-76 transport plane during a joint Serbian-Russian military training exercise "Slavic Brotherhood" in the town of Kovin, near Belgrade, Serbia on Nov. 7, 2016.
Photo by Marko Djurica
The remains of a secret World War II German base have been rediscovered on an island near the North Pole by a team of Russian researchers.
The wartime "Schatzgrabber" ("Treasure Hunter" in German) weather station was built by the German military in 1943 on Alexandra Land, one of the isolated Franz Josef Land islands in the Barents Sea, located more than 680 miles (1,100 kilometers) north of the Russian city of Arkhangelsk.
The islands are snowy and ice-bound for much of the year and the site was last visited in the 1980s, the researchers said. But earlier this year, in August, a Russian archaeological team was able to explore and catalog the remains of the wartime weather station for the first time.
Among the finds are the remains of several German army and naval uniforms, and fragments of weapons and ammunition - including rifle and machine-gun rounds, land mines and hand grenades - that were abandoned when the last of the base's occupants were evacuated by a German U-boat in 1944.
About 10 German meteorologists and laborers were stationed on the island from 1943, as part of a secret network of Arctic stations to give advanced warnings of weather conditions over the northern oceans and northern Europe, which the German military considered essential to their strategic operations.
Scientists from the U.S. and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth's crust that's responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal features at Yellowstone National Park.
Throughout November the research team will conduct flights over the park using a giant, hoop-shaped electromagnetic system suspended from a helicopter. The device acts like an X-ray to determine where and how hot water flows beneath the surface.
The team also hopes to gain insights into the infrequent but sometimes massive hydrothermal explosions that occur in the park, said lead scientist Carol Finn with the U.S. Geological Survey.
One such explosion, or possibly multiple explosions, that occurred roughly 13,800 years ago left a crater that measures 1-1/2 miles (2.6 km) across beneath at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. It's believed to be the largest such crater in the world.
The study is a collaboration between the U.S.G.S., Yellowstone National Park, the University of Wyoming and Denmark's Aarhus University.
Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died. She was 78.
Reno's goddaughter, Gabrielle D'Alemberte, says Reno died early Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Reno was one of the Clinton administration's most recognizable and polarizing figures. She faced criticism early in her tenure for the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. In the spring of 2000, the Miami native enraged her hometown's Cuban-American community by authorizing the armed seizure of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez from the home of his relatives so he could be returned to Cuba with his father.
She unsuccessfully ran for Florida governor in 2002.
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