BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 26 April, 2017


26 April, 2017

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M Is FOR MASHUP - April 26th, 2017

6 Beatles DJ's Over 6 Hours Radio Shows

From DJ Useo

These are the 6 sets as heard during the Big BRG Broadcast from the chaps at Beatles Remixers Group mashup forum. Each of the six sets were streamed over USEO Radio, & the minimal audience enjoyed it to the maximum. I mentioned them in advance in last weeks M Is For Mashup article ( ) .

The broadcast was a celebration of the Beatles Remixers group lasting over 10 years. MP3J began the forum as a lasting tribute to the incredible Beatles music & career. The site constantly inspires more from so many international bootleggers. The posts generate even through a scarcity of comments. The interest is displayed through the post views.

The Big BRG Radio Broadcast began at an astonishing peak with MP3J's complete re-working of the Sgt Peppers album. I was very impressed with this. Honed joy it is.

Set 01 - MP3J - SgtPepper 2017 A
( )

Set 02 - AtoZ of BRG
( )

AtoZ brought his A game including new unreleased mixes along with his past gems. It is super smooth.

Set 03 - Budtheweiser - Lucy In The Sky With Starburst
( )

Budtheweiser did a set that revealed his skill at keeping you dancing, while still using the beatles part in the most appealing manner. Must be heard to be believed.

Set 04 - Sgt Mash - Big BRG Broadcast
( )

Sgt Mash had us all at attention throughout with superb variety of mixer, & mixes. He left us all at ease.

Set 05 - DJ Petrushka - Big BRG Broadcast
( )

DJ Petrushka spun a useo-heavy set with lots of added classics by the greats to complete the pitch.

Set 05 - DJ Useo - Big BRG Broadcast
( )

My set was as many short mixes of my own that I could cram in an hour. Variety por favor.

Here's a fine one page post with all the links for streaming ( )

or stream all 6 sets from here ( )

There will be another Big BRG Broadcast in a couple months, with 6 all different DJ's including TjT, Voicedude, & DJ Rudec. These should hold you until then. ;)



Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Editorial: In praise of ... Guernica (The Guardian)
Flailing bulls and horses show that the visceral horrors of war are not just an affront to human civilisation, but to life.

Peter Bradshaw: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review - funny sequel suffers from pinballing pointlessness (The Guardian)
The Marvel superhero gang are back together - including Vin Diesel's Baby Groot alongside Chris Pratt's Quill - and while there's plenty of comedy, it doesn't really go anywhere.

Chitra Ramaswamy: "When good TV goes bad: how The Simpsons ended up gorging on itself" (The Guardian)
You can hardly blame the legendary sitcom for 2014's self-referential Treehouse of Horror special: after almost 600 episodes, it had nothing new to say.

John Patterson: "The Fass and the furious: the remarkable career of Rainer Werner Fassbinder" (The Guardian)
Aged just 37, the German director and relentless provocateur died too soon, but he left behind a biting body of work for us to remember him by.

Milton Glaser: Ten Things I have Learned
"Some good advice on how to live your life by the designer guy who came up with the I heart New York logo." - Ana Samways

Lindy West: 100 days of gibberish - Trump has weaponised nonsense (The Guardian)
The Trump White House approaches language with the same roughshod entitlement he's applying to the presidency. His sloppy lies and vague promises must not stop us holding him to account.

Lauren Cochrane. Additional research by Hannah J Davies: "The women behind Prince: 'The respect he showed us speaks volumes'" (The Guardian)
Throughout his career, Prince championed female musicians, unlike many of his peers. We speak to some of those he influenced - and who, in turn, inspired him.

Michele Hanson: Bring back squatting! The best way to solve our unnecessary housing crisis (The Guardian)
I dream of a gigantic, coordinated, nationwide flash squat of multiple empty sites all at once. Perhaps it could come true.

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Trivia Question of the Day

Appearing on this state's vehicle license plates, the nickname 'The Evergreen State' has never been officially adopted. What US state is 'The Evergreen State'?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

Born Estelle Scher, this American actress got her start in Yiddish theater and as a comedian in the Catskills borscht belt resorts. She later won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy, and a Golden Globe, for her portrayal of a Sicilian mother on a popular sitcom. By what name is she better known?

       Estelle Getty                                                      Source

Estelle Getty (née Scher; also known as Estelle Gettleman; July 25, 1923 - July 22, 2008) was an American actress and comedian, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, on The Golden Palace from 1992 to 1993, and on Empty Nest from 1993 to 1995.

Estelle Getty was born Estelle Scher on July 25, 1923 to Sarah and Charles Scher, the owner of a glass store, in New York City. Her parents were Polish-Jewish immigrants. Her father was employed in the glass business. Getty got her start in the Yiddish theater and also as a comedian in the Catskills borscht belt resorts, and among her most notable stage roles was as Harvey Fierstein's mother in Torch Song Trilogy during its original Broadway run.

Getty is best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on the popular 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. Her character was the Sicilian mother of Dorothy Zbornak, played by Beatrice Arthur, although Getty was, in fact, one year younger than Arthur. In 1988, the role earned Getty the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   All of the clues point to Estelle Getty, famous for her role on The Golden Girls.

Randall wrote:
   Estelle Getty

Alan J said:
   Estelle Getty.

mj replied:
   That most Golden of women
  Estelle Getty.

Adam answered:
   Estelle Getty

Deborah responded:
   Oh, that's Estelle Getty. I knew her best as one of the Golden Girls.
  Overcast, cool, looking like rain but none predicted.

George M wrote:
   Marty, I had my suspicions, so I checked, and the actress you speak of is Estelle Getty - yeah, of "Golden Girls" fame.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Estelle Getty

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   Estelle Getty is an actress that was on "Golden Girls", a show I've never watched. I haven't the slightest idea why that is so.

Daniel in The City replied:
   Estelle Getty from the Golden Girls

Billy in Cypress responded:
   Estelle Scher is better known as Estelle Getty, one of the "Golden Girls" which garnered her a Golden Globe award. Speaking of awards, CpPDJT-ID is set to announce his great new tax reform plan on Wednesday, which will get the Voodoo Economics X Award (or the Drain the Money through the Swamp to Wall Street Award) for attempting to make the rich, richer and force everyone else to pay for it while increasing the national debt even more as the GOP always does when they get the opportunity.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

zorch took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

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

Gene took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  April 26 Birthdays - Celebrities Born April 26 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Legislature OKs private gun sales without background checks | Arizona News |

The drone video that sums up global inequality | Inequality | The Guardian

Eugene Robinson nails it on Trump and his wall

Trump's Proposed Order Could Jeopardize 21 Years Of National Monuments | The Huffington Post

US judge blocks Trump sanctuary city order - AOL News

Chronically Ill Kids Threatened By Proposed Shifts In Insurance, Study Finds : Shots - Health News : NPR

A Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic : The Two-Way : NPR

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding : NPR

Google acts against fake news on search engine | Technology | The Guardian

Republicans REALLY don't like people exercising their right to protest in Arizona. Too bad.

Desperate Families Driven to Black Market Insulin - NBC News

Family tree of dogs reveals secret history of canines - BBC News

Thanks, Michelle!



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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Trump's First 100 Days: A Wholesale Corporate Takeover of Government | Public Citizen | Common Dreams

Man Who Died Of Thirst In Sheriff David Clarke's Jail Had Water Cut Off For A Week | The Huffington Post

The Trumps' Conflict of Interest Issues: A Primer |

US EPA Confirms Continuity of Open Data Service beyond 28-Apr-2017 -

The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit's Women-Hating 'Red Pill' - The Daily Beast

Intelligence expert Malcolm Nance on Trump scandal: "As close to Benedict Arnold as we're ever going to get" -

Here's everything Melania Trump has done as first lady -

Ivanka Trump Booed For Claiming Donald Trump Is A 'Tremendous Champion' For Women | The Huffington Post

Ivanka Trump booed at women's panel in Germany | TheHill

Ivanka Trump gets booed in Germany after saying that Donald Trump "has been a tremendous champion of supporting families" -

Flynn's Turkish lobbying linked to Russia - POLITICO

GOP judge in North Carolina resigns to prevent 'court unpacking' by legislature -

Neocons ride again! With Paul Wolfowitz whispering in Trump's ear - and claiming Iraq was not a failure - what fresh hell await -

Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal - Vox

An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America | Alternet

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet - The Atlantic

Fox News Didn't Care About Sexual Harassment Until You Knew About It -



Reader Comment

Current Events

I go to bed every night with dread thinking about what Lumpy may tweet at 3 AM!

The attached is a sign from the March for Science that Janet shared with me. It's a perfect sign for the march. And someone right in front of the sign holder is wearing a pussy hat!

Linda >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda (& Janet)!



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

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and windy.

Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Survivor', followed by a FRESH 'Criminal Minds', then a FRESH 'Criminal Minds: Xenophobia'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are America Ferrera, Thomas Middleditch, Dave & Virginia Grohl, and Preservation Hall Band.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Salma Hayek, Elisabeth Moss, Eugenio Derbez, the Head and the Heart.

NBC opens the night with a FRESH 'Blindspot', followed by a FRESH 'L&O: SVU', then a FRESH 'Chicago PD'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Dr. Phil McGraw, Leslie Jones, Rick Ross featuring Young Thug and Wale.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are James Spader, John Mellencamp, and Lucius.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Tyrese Gibson, Strand of Oaks, and Jodie Comer.

ABC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Goldbergs', followed by a FRESH 'Speechless', then a FRESH 'black-ish', followed by another FRESH 'black-ish', then a FRESH 'Designated Survivor'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 4/17/17) are Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, and Bleachers.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Arrow', followed by a FRESH 'The 100'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Shots Fired', followed by a FRESH 'Empire'.

MY recycles an old 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', followed by another old 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.

A&E has 2 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Storage Wars', then another FRESH 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Billy The Exterminator', then another FRESH 'Billy The Exterminator'.

AMC offers the movie 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows', followed by the movie 'Lethal Weapon', then the movie 'Lethal Weapon 2'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Silence in the Library-Part 1.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-Forest of the Dead-Part 2 .
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 11-Turn Left
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-The Stolen Earth-Part 1.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Journey's End-Part 2.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Vis a Vis
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Omega Directive
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Unforgettable
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-Living Witness
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 26-Hope and Fear
 [8:00PM]    ZOMBIELAND (2009)
 [10:00PM]    ZOMBIELAND (2009)
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 20-Vis a Vis
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 21-The Omega Directive
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Unforgettable
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-Living Witness

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'Comedy Jam', and another old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Kevin Coval.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Maria Bamford, Henry Zebrowski, and Ophira Eisenberg.

FX has the movie 'Taken 3', followed by the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', then a FRESH 'Fargo'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', and another 'American Pickers'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-A$AP Rocky
 [6:15AM]    BIO-DOME
 [8:30AM]    BROCKMIRE-Rally Cap
 [9:00AM]    BROCKMIRE-Winning Streak
 [9:30AM]    BROCKMIRE-Kangaroo Court
 [10:00AM]    BROCKMIRE-Retaliation
 [4:15PM]    IDIOCRACY
 [6:00PM]    DUE DATE
 [8:00PM]    ELF
 [10:00PM]    BROCKMIRE-Breakout Year
 [10:31PM]    ELF
 [12:30AM]    BROCKMIRE-Retaliation
 [1:00AM]    BROCKMIRE-Breakout Year
 [1:31AM]    DUE DATE
 [3:30AM]    CONEHEADS
 [5:30AM]    BROCKMIRE-Retaliation    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:05AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Christmas Story
 [6:40AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Stranger in Town
 [7:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Mayberry Goes Hollywood
 [7:50AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Horse Trader
 [8:25AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Those Gossipin' Men
 [9:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Beauty Contest
 [9:35AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Alcohol and Old Lace
 [10:10AM]    Hellfighters
 [12:57PM]    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
 [3:59PM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [7:00PM]    The Hunt for Red October
 [10:00PM]    Gomorrah-Episode 1
 [12:30AM]    The Hunt for Red October
 [3:30AM]    Gomorrah-Episode 1    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Goonies', followed by the movie 'The Matrix'.

A RERUN 'Samantha Bee'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Dennis Quaid, Morena Baccarin, and Nikki Lane.

TCM spends the night featuring films with cinematography by Haskell Wexler
 [6:00 AM]      Speedy (1928)    SILENT 
 [7:45 AM]      The Clock (1945)
 [9:30 AM]      42nd Street (1933)
 [11:15 AM]      The Naked City (1948)
 [1:15 PM]      King Kong (1933)
 [3:15 PM]      All About Eve (1950)
 [5:45 PM]      Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
 [8:00 PM]      Bound For Glory (1976)
 [10:45 PM]      America America (1963)
 [1:45 AM]      In the Heat of the Night (1967)
 [3:45 AM]      Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Thursday   -  04/27/17

 [6:15 AM]      Torrent (1926)    SILENT 
 [8:00 AM]      The Younger Generatioh (1929)
 [9:30 AM]      The Maltese Falcon (1931)
 [11:00 AM]      Transgression (1931)
 [12:15 PM]      Flesh (1932)
 [2:00 PM]      The House On 56th Street (1933)
 [3:15 PM]      Midnight Mary (1933)
 [4:45 PM]      The Phantom of Crestwood (1933)
 [6:15 PM]      Hat, Coat and Glove (1934)
 [7:30 PM]      MGM Parade Show #28 (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      The Opposite Sex (1956)
 [10:15 PM]      Our Miss Brooks (1956)
 [12:00 AM]      Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
 [2:15 AM]      Bells Are Ringing (1960)
 [4:30 AM]      That Man's Here Again (1937)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Bandaloop performs at the "La La Land Day" Celebration in Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, April 25, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


"Plantation-Style" Management


Fox News is facing another round of legal trouble - this time in the form of multiple lawsuits arising from alleged pervasive race discrimination by the network.

First, the company and three individual women are facing a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit in New York federal court, filed by the attorney representing Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, who sued the company in March.

Adasa Blanco is suing the company's longtime controller Judith Slater, who was fired after the first suit, as well as executive vp legal and business affairs Dianne Brandi and Fox employee Susan Lovallo - in addition to the network and its parent company. Like Brown and Wright, Blanco claims she and "other dark-skinned employees suffered years-long relentless racial animus at the hands of their White supervisor."

Attorney Douglas Wigdor claims Fox fired Slater not to punish her, but rather to save its reputation.

"Fox's public relations machine went into full gear," writes Wigdor. "In an effort to get out ahead of this lawsuit and pretend to care about the discriminatory conduct committed against Ms. Brown, Ms. Wright and other Black employees, upon information and belief, Fox leaked some of the allegations contained herein to the press."



Actors dressed up as Queen's Guard stands in position during an event announcing Paul McCartney's concert at Prudential Center, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Newark, N.J. The concert, scheduled for Sept. 11, 2017, will be the first for McCartney at the arena.
Photo by Julio Cortez


Larva Snack


Mother Earth is one seriously gracious host. Humanity has done little else to the planet that produced us than completely destroy it at every turn. We dump toxic oil into oceans, irreversibly alter the climate, drive species into extinction, and pile heaps of trash everywhere we can find space for it. Nature owes us nothing, but it still finds a way to help us save our own hides on a regular basis. The latest example? How about a caterpillar that eats and breaks down the one thing humans have created that pollutes for centuries before decomposing on its own: plastic.

Plastic is everywhere, and as far as the Earth is concerned it absolutely sucks. Scientists believe it can take anywhere from 400 to 1,000 years for common disposable plastic products like bags, bottles, and containers to break down after being thrown into a landfill - or flying out of your car window and into a ditch. That's a long, long time, and it makes plastic a particularly bad pollutant. Now, researchers believe they've stumbled upon a natural plastic decomposition tool that has been crawling around right under our feet, in the form of Galleria mellonella, the greater wax moth.

Scientists from Cambridge University just discovered that the moth's larva can actually eat and break down plastic in a similar way to beeswax, which the moth regularly consumes. Its digestive system breaks up the chemical bonds of polyethylene and makes the insects a powerful tool against the seemingly unending flood of plastic waste around the globe.

Unfortunately, solving the problems of plastic pollution isn't as simple as dumping a bunch of moth larva into landfills; scientists first have to fully study and detail the unique process in the bug's gut that is giving it its remarkable power. Once researchers know exactly how the moth is performing its trick they could apply that knowledge to large-scale efforts to biodegrade junk plastic in places where it causes the most problems, such as the ocean and other pollution hot spots.



Newhead News


Push Back On Immigration


The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

From tending the plants to harvesting the grapes, it takes skill and a strong work ethic to produce the winery's pinot noir and chardonnay, and native-born Americans just aren't willing to work that hard, Patricia Dudley said as a cold rain drenched the vineyard in the hills of Oregon.

"Who's going to come out here and do this work when they deport them all?" she asked.

Donald Trump's (R-Hypocrite) hard line against immigrants in the U.S. illegally has sent a chill through the nation's agricultural industry, which fears a crackdown will deprive it of the labor it needs to plant, grow and pick the crops that feed the country.

Fruit and vegetable growers, dairy and cattle farmers and owners of plant nurseries and vineyards have begun lobbying politicians at home and in Washington to get them to deal with immigration in a way that minimizes the harm to their livelihoods.



A man views the exhibit "Infinity Mirrored Room - The Souls of a Million Light Years Away" by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2017.
Photo by Joshua Roberts


World's Last Male

Northern White Rhino

The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.

"I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's profile says. "I perform well under pressure."

The campaign called "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World," by a Kenyan wildlife conservancy and the dating app, focuses on the rhino named Sudan.

The 43-year-old and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the app aim to raise $9 million for research into breeding methods, including in-vitro fertilization, in an effort to save the species from extinction.

Northern White Rhino


Digby's Hullabaloo


SCOTUS Opts To Leave Secret

CIA 'Torture Report'

The US Supreme Court on Monday turned back an appeal by rights groups seeking to make public a damning report on the CIA's post-September 11 torture program, ensuring it will remain secret.

The court rebuffed arguments from the American Civil Liberties Union that the highly classified report, compiled in 2014 by the Senate Intelligence Committee, should be released based on US government transparency rules.

The 6,700 page report examined in depth the Central Intelligence Agency's program of secret detention and torture of Al-Qaeda suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

It details the rendition of suspects to CIA "black sites" and the use of illegal torture methods like waterboarding on them to extract information.

It also reportedly deeply questioned the effectiveness of the techniques, later banned by the Obama administration.

CIA 'Torture Report'


Kashmiri Muslim women pray upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival which marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, April 25, 2017.
Photo by Danish Ismail


T-rump To Order Review

National Monuments

Donald Trump (R-Crooked) plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands as monuments and restrict how the lands can be used.

"The executive order will direct me as the secretary to review prior monument designations and to suggest legislative changes or modifications to the monuments," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters at the White House Tuesday evening.

While Zinke acknowledged criticism that the act has been over-used by past presidents, he insisted he'd approach the topic with an open mind.

National Monuments


Threatens Trillion-Dollar Costs

Arctic Thaw

The Arctic's quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday.

The frigid region's shift to warmer and wetter conditions, resulting in melting ice around the region, may cost the world economy trillions of dollars this century, it estimated.

The report by 90 scientists, including United States experts, urged governments with interests in the Arctic to cut greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. President Donald Trumpdoubts that human activities, led by use of fossil fuels, are the main driver of climate change.

"The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, and rapidly becoming a warmer, wetter and more variable environment," according to the study, which updates scientific findings from 2011.

"Increasing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are the primary underlying cause," they wrote in the study commissioned by the Arctic Council grouping the United States, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Arctic Thaw


Palestinian beekeepers collect honey at a farm in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip April 25, 2017.
Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa


T-rump Picks Trade Fight


Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa on Tuesday as Donald Trump (R-Grifter) accused Canada of being "very rough" on America and threatened to retaliate against restrictions on US dairy products.

Trump also touted his administration's surprise decision late Monday to rekindle an old trade conflict with America's second-largest trading partner by slapping new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

"People don't realize, Canada has been very rough on the United States. Everyone thinks of Canada of being nice but they've outsmarted our politicians for many years," Trump told a group of farmers at the White House.

He said Canada was hurting American dairy farmers near the border, from Wisconsin to New York, by blocking dairy exports "and we're not going to put up with it."

Trump's aggressive comments echoed a tweet he sent earlier in the day, just hours after the Commerce Department announced it was imposing tariffs of up to 24 percent on Canadian softwood lumber, which it says is improperly subsidized.



Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. "NCIS," CBS, 13.33 million.
    2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 11.19 million.
    3. "Bull," CBS, 10.32 million.
    4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 10.16 million.
    5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.9 million.
    6. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.57 million.
    7. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 9.44 million.
    8. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.85 million.
    9. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.45 million.
   10. "Little Big Shots," NBC, 8.4 million.
   11. "Survivor," CBS, 7.92 million.
   12. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 7.87 million.
   13. "Scorpion," CBS, 6.59 million.
   14. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 6.56 million.
   15. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 5.96 million.
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A critically endangered white-cheeked gibbon clings to its mother at Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England, Tuesday April 25, 2017. The one week old offspring is the first northern white-cheeked gibbon to be born in Europe this year.
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