BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 2 August, 2017

Wednesday

2 August, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[180 days in a row]



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M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - June 1st, 2016

Bootleggers Release Literal Mashups

By DJ Useo





The loosely affiliated "Institute Of Bootleggers" ( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/ ) has released their latest mashup collection called "Literal Mashups". The album is variety style blends with a healthy smattering of club tracks.













All the mixers on this project have advanced mixing skills. Many will seem new or unknown to the majority of you, while still retaining the ability to mix like a long standing pro. Most are long standing pros.
















Among the fifteen contributors are such distinguished international home producers as DeeM, ToToM, DJ Energy, Vincenzo Caira & Francesco Lupo, & The Homogenic Chaos. The many others are not to be sneezed at, either, & not just because that would be disgusting. lol.



















The styles roll from club mashups like Deckmann's "We Are The Left Behinds", to hardcore like ToToM's "Born Free to Self Destruct", to AtoZ's classic rock "You Made It Weird Again ( Not Feelin' Crispy )". Thus, you go from Paris Bohm to Nine Inch Nails to Steely Dan, while also going from Felicity to M.I.A. to Pete Holmes ( ! ) in the space of a disc's time. A sweet journey, indeed.











DJ Surda provides the incredible "Heroes For One Day (Video Edit)" ( Asaf Avidan & The Mojos ( Wankelmut Remix ) vs David Bowie ) as the albums preview video track ( vimeo.com/155602473 ) . I guarantee once you experience it, you'll want the entire album.




















There's mirror links for the collection here ( theinstituteofbootleggers.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-institute-of-bootleggers-literal.html ) It would be appreciated if you shared the link on your favorite social platform. We need the thrill of knowing you liked it enough to say so, because we sure ain't gonna get any money out of it. Lmao.


















Next week, I have one awesome collection chock full of the most well known names in the "scene". It's one of the "biggies" that comes out every year. Come back in seven days for more mashup thrills. - Konrad














































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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Sarah Kliff: Obamacare keeps refusing to implode (Vox)
In his Twitter feed, President Donald Trump often paints the Affordable Care Act as on the verge of collapse and implosion. The actual landscape looks significantly different - it's a mostly functional marketplace with a few trouble spots. Those trouble spots are increasingly few and far between.


Jeff Stein: 3 senators are demanding an explanation for the Trump voter commission's colossal screw-up (Vox)
Trump's voter commission published tons of sensitive private information - and Senate Democrats want to know why.


Arwa Mahdawi: A brief guide to eternal youth - get a dog, avoid tax and inject teenage blood (The Guardian)
Approach advice from centenarians with caution. When you turn 100, you get a message from the Queen and a licence to mercilessly troll the media. Whenever super-old people are interviewed by the press they always seem to say the secret to their long life is something extremely dubious. For example, according to 110-year-old Grace Jones, the key to a long life is drinking whisky. A 107-year-old Spanish man who died last year credited his advanced age to drinking four bottles of wine a day and never drinking water.


Mark Lawson: Sam Shepard: the man who conquered Broadway and Hollywood (The Guardian)
Sam Shepard, who has died aged 73, was perhaps the only American literary giant who could have written the screenplay for a major movie and also played the romantic lead.


Benjamin Lee: Sam Shepard, playwright and actor, dies age 73 (The Guardian)
The Pulitzer prize winning writer and star of stage and screen, known for performances in The Right Stuff and Bloodline, died at his home in Kentucky.


Ashley Clark: "Burning down the house: why the debate over Paris is Burning rages on" (The Guardian)
Jennie Livingston's landmark film on New York's voguing scene helped shine a light on one of the most influential subcultures, but it also saw its creator accused of wanton voyeurism. On the eve of a controversial screening, is Paris Burnt?


Ross Snow: 10 Hilarious Girlfriends Who Are Definitely Keepers (College Humor)
2. This girlfriend dressed up as her boyfriend for his birthday. Nailed it.


Skyscraper Demolition (Imgur)
"I am never not impressed at a skyscraper demolition. This is a beaut." - Ana Samways



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 Amazon.com.


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Presenting

Michael Egan





@drmivhaelegan


Editorial and Political Cartoons



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Trivia Question of the Day


The term "rooster" originated in what country?

                                  



Send your answer to Marty








Trivia Question from Yesterday


Alektorophobia is the fear of ______?______


       Chickens                                                      Source


Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens. The origin of the word Alektoro is Greek (meaning rooster) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Alektorophobia is considered to be a specific phobia. Alektorophobia is a surprisingly rare phobia.        Source


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Randall was first and correct with:
   fear of CHICKENS





Mark. wrote:
   Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.



Alan J said:
   Chickens.



Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Alektorophobia is a specific phobia, the fear of chickens and other fowls such as roosters. Alektorophobia may also include eggs and dead chickens



Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
   Fear of Alec Baldwin? No, fear of chickens.



Adam answered:
   The fear of chickens, anything to do with chickens, and possibly including other birds.



David of Moon Valley
   the fear of birds? eeek





Gene wrote:
   Chickens.
  Which is probably why you would want them caged-and this giant chicken really needs a stronger cage!





John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Fear of Chickens."



zorch replied:
   Fear of chickens.



Deborah said:
   Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens. Apparently it's a pretty rare fear. Although my daughter has never liked birds or clowns, she's not phobic about it.
  106° yesterday and today's predicted to be hotter. Whee.




Dale of Even Hotter Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   Fear of Chickens!



Daniel in The City took the day off.
  



Billy in Cypress took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



mj took the day off.
  



Stephen F took the day off.
  



Dave in Tucson took the day off.
  



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



Sally has retired.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  August 2 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 2 | Famous Birthdays




MAM     In memory.



  





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Middle Class Political Economist




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


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Meat industry blamed for largest-ever 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico | Environment | The Guardian



Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles | World news | The Guardian



Wow. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Has A Come To Jesus OpEd For Republicans At Politico



Judges order North Carolina Republicans to redraw gerrymandered maps immediately



Lawsuit alleges Fox News worked directly with the Trump White House to push fabricated story



Jeff Sessions just put a military general in charge of our federal prison system



Idaho turns on Trump in wake of big health insurance premium hikes, demands Congress act



The McMansionization Of America's Forests Is Hurting Rural People | HuffPost



Illinois Governor Vetoes Education Funding Plan : NPR



Homeland Security To Waive Environmental Rules On Border Wall Projects : The Two-Way : NPR



More than 1,000 people killed in India as human and wildlife habitats collide | Environment | The Guardian



Sam Shepard was wild at heart and mapped the American soul | Stage | The Guardian



Republicans push forward a bill to take away cheap phones and Internet from low-income families



Private for-profit prison threatens to close unless government finds them more prisoners



Why are there so few black and brown faces in 'Dunkirk'?



He's baaaack: Dinesh D'Souza says Hitler got his fascist ideas from America's Democrats



Democrats propose working together on tax reform, McConnell shoots it down



Thanks, Michelle!


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David E Suggests

Coolest Homes


15 of the Coolest Homes in the UK (with Pics)



David


Thanks, Dave!



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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp


Koch Brothers Orchestrate Grassroots Effort to Lower Corporate Taxes, Documents Show | the intercept.com



Hate Map | Southern Poverty Law Center



'Classic Propaganda': Sinclair Broadcasting Pushes Aside Fox News to Become 'Trump TV' | Common Dreams



The Democrats' New Agenda Is Everything That's Wrong With the Party | Bill Moyers.com



Lawsuit claims Trump involvement in retracted Fox story on Seth Rich | TheHill



Report: Trump Cabinet members attend weekly Bible study | TheHill



Eric Trump: 'The People Of This Country Love My Father' | HuffPost



15 Remarks Donald Trump Found Less Offensive Than Anthony Scaramucci's Meltdown | HuffPost



Taibbi: There Is No Way to Survive the Trump White House - Rolling Stone



Mooch out, Kelly in: Beltway swoons over another "new sheriff in town" - but don't get too used to him either - Salon.com



Leader Of Trump Cabinet Bible Study: God Only Hears Prayers Of 'Righteous' Christians | Right Wing Watch



Full transcript: Trump's Wall Street Journal interview - POLITICO



What You Need To Know About Fox News' Seth Rich Story - Rolling Stone





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Reader Comment

A Dump?!

He called the WH a DUMP?!

I hope he's soon never allowed ever again to cross the threshold! We know he prefers gold toilets and gold everything else, but how dare that SOB call OUR White House a dump?! I am spitting and sputtering with rage & anger. Treasonous White Trash!


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


Thanks, Linda!



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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


THEIR LIPS ARE MOVING.

THE "GRANNY STARVER" GOES ON A HORSEY BACK RIDE.

HERE IS HOW YOU GET STUPID!

PICK THE LOW HANGING FRUIT!

THE 640 TRILLION DOLLAR QUESTION!

MIKE'S STORY






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music




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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Hot, humid, cranky.



Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH 'Salvation', then another FRESH 'Salvation'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Dave Chappelle, James Van Der Beek, and Joe Walsh.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Kate Beckinsale, Adam Scott, and Poppy.



NBC opens the night with a RERUN 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'The Carmichael Show', then a RERUN 'The Carmichael Show', followed by a RERUN 'L&O: SVU'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Halle Berry, Michael Che, and George Ezra.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Rob Lowe and Brad Paisley.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/8/17) are Jeff Garlin, Galantis, and Mary Mack.



ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', followed by a RERUN 'Speechless', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'American Housewife', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'The Goldbergs'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are David Alan Grier, and R.Lum.R.



The CW offers a RERUN 'Arrow', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.



Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'The F Word'.



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 'The Lowe Files'.



AMC offers the movie 'Men In Black', followed by the movie 'Happy Gilmore', then the movie 'Vegas Vacation'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-The Impossible Astronaut-Part 1.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Part 2.
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-The Curse of the Black Spot
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-The Doctor's Wife
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 5-The Rebel Flesh-Part 1.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED
 [12:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Elogium
 [1:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Non Sequitur
 [2:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Twisted
 [3:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Parturition
 [4:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Persistence of Vision
 [5:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Tattoo
 [6:30PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Cold Fire
 [7:30PM]    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
 [10:00PM]    BROADCHURCH - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6
 [11:05PM]    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
 [1:33AM]    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
 [4:02AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Elogium
 [5:01AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Non Sequitur    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives OF NYC Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'Odd Mom Out', another 'Odd Mom Out', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.



Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'Hood Adjacent With James Davis', 'South Park', another 'South Park', and still another 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Rep. Joe Kennedy III.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley, and Scott Thompson.



FX has the movie 'Furious 7', followed by a FRESH 'Snowfall'.



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



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    AMERICAN PIE 2
 [8:15AM]    AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BAND CAMP
 [10:15AM]    AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE NAKED MILE
 [12:45PM]    AMERICAN PIE 2
 [3:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's a Wonderful Life
 [3:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Depression
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Pinciotti vs. Forman
 [4:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
 [5:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bye-Bye Basement
 [5:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [6:00PM]    AMERICAN PIE
 [8:00PM]    AMERICAN PIE
 [10:00PM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-I Can't Believe This Used to Take Days
 [10:30PM]    PORTLANDIA-The Storytellers
 [11:00PM]    AMERICAN WEDDING
 [1:00AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-I Can't Believe This Used to Take Days
 [1:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-The Storytellers
 [2:00AM]    AMERICAN WEDDING
 [4:00AM]    AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BETA HOUSE    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [6:25AM]    All in the Family-The Baby Contest
 [7:00AM]    All in the Family-Gloria's False Alarm
 [7:35AM]    All in the Family-The Draft Dodger
 [8:10AM]    All in the Family-The Boarder Patrol
 [8:45AM]    Escape from the Planet of the Apes
 [11:15AM]    Beneath the Planet of the Apes
 [1:15PM]    Planet of the Apes
 [3:45PM]    The Warriors
 [5:45PM]    Escape From New York
 [7:45PM]    The Running Man
 [10:00PM]    Cleverman-Borrowed Time
 [11:05PM]    The Running Man
 [1:20AM]    Cleverman-Borrowed Time
 [2:25AM]    Escape from the Planet of the Apes
 [4:55AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Perfect Female
 [5:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter    (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'Ozark Sharks', followed by the movie 'Trailer Park Shark', then a FRESH 'Blood Drive'.



TBS:
FRESH 'Samantha Bee'.
On a RERUN Conan (from 6/20/17) are Elle Fanning, Ally Maki, and James Acaster.



TCM spends 24 hours with Ray Milland
 [6:00 AM]      Wise Girl (1937)
 [7:15 AM]      Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
 [8:30 AM]      Irene (1940)
 [10:15 AM]      Night into Morning (1951)
 [12:00 PM]      Panic in Year Zero (1962)
 [2:00 PM]      Let's Do It Again (1953)
 [4:00 PM]      A Life Of Her Own (1950)
 [6:00 PM]      The Major and the Minor (1942)
 [8:00 PM]      The Big Clock (1948)
 [10:00 PM]      Dial M for Murder (1954)
 [12:00 AM]      Alias Nick Beal (1949)
 [2:00 AM]      The Lost Weekend (1945)
 [4:00 AM]      Hostile Witness (1969)
    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Thursday   -  08/03/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Lon Chaney
 [6:00 AM]      The Penalty (1920)    SILENT 
 [7:45 AM]      The Monster (1925)    SILENT 
 [9:15 AM]      Oliver Twist (1922)    SILENT 
 [10:45 AM]      The Blackbird (1926)    SILENT 
 [12:30 PM]      The Ace of Hearts (1921)    SILENT 
 [2:00 PM]      The Unknown (1927)    SILENT 
 [3:00 PM]      Mr. Wu (1927)    SILENT 
 [4:45 PM]      Unholy Three (1925)    SILENT 
 [6:30 PM]      He Who Gets Slapped (1924)     SILENT 
 [8:00 PM]      The Phantom of the Opera (1925)    SILENT 
 [9:45 PM]      Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)    SILENT 
 [11:15 PM]      Tell It to the Marines (1926)    SILENT 
 [1:15 AM]      West of Zanzibar (1928)    SILENT 
 [2:45 AM]      Where East Is East (1929)    SILENT 
 [4:15 AM]      The Unholy Three (1930)
    (ALL TIMES EDT)




Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Aug. 1, 1986) - Charles Grodin, Dom Irrera, andTommy Walton.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV





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A rainbow flag flies as people protest Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York City, July 26, 2017.
Photo by Carlo Allegri

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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'I Come to You Tonight a Broken Man'

Stephen Colbert

While the nation's capitol reeled on Monday from former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's exit, few took the news harder than Stephen Colbert.

"I come to you tonight a broken man," Colbert told the audience on his "Late Show" Monday evening. "Because just this afternoon I was shocked by this breaking 'nooch.'"

The news, or "nooch," as Colbert called it, was of course the departure of Scaramucci from his White House post after just 10 days on the job.

The CBS host went on to make sure his audience knew just how short Scaramucci's stay in the Trump administration had been.

"The Mooch lasted as communications director for only 10 days! Ten!" he said. "That's not even a whole pay period! His going away party can serve what's left of his welcome cake."

Stephen Colbert

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A mural shows lions on a wall of the Shik Shik art shop in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia, June 8, 2017.
Photo by Feisal Omar

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Shaves Head To Show Support

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin has shaved off her hair for a good reason.

The comedian wanted to show her support for her sister Joyce Griffin's ongoing battle with cancer, so she shaved her entire head. Joyce is currently undergoing chemotherapy, though it is not clear what type of cancer she has been diagnosed with, People reported.

Photos of Griffin sporting a shaved head surfaced on social media after her major hair change. In one Twitter photo, the talk show host and actress poses topless in front of bushes outdoors, smiling as she puts her right hand on her bare head. Another photo shows Griffin revealing her new look to mom Maggie Griffin. The latter covers her mouth in surprise after seeing what the comedian did for her sister Joyce.

This is not the first time that cancer has afflicted a member of the Griffin family. In 2014, Kathy's older brother, Gary Griffin, died at the age of 63. He had been battling stage four esophageal cancer for two years prior to his death. "This AM my brave brother Gary Griffin passed away in palliative care after a brutal struggle w cancer," Griffin wrote on Instagram following his death.

Kathy Griffin

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Called White House A 'Dump'

T-rump

Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) has told members of his New Jersey golf club that he spends so much time away from Washington because the White House is a "real dump."

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the account, which appeared in a lengthy article posted on the website golf.com. The story on Trump's complicated love for golf also appears in Sports Illustrated magazine.

The story recounts a scene in which Trump was chatting with some club members. Trump told the members he makes such frequent appearances at the property in Bedminster, New Jersey, because: "That White House is a real dump."

Trump has spent nearly every weekend of his presidency visiting various properties he owns and leases, including Bedminster.

T-rump

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A demonstrator holding a rudimentary shield poses for a picture before a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, June 17, 2017. He said: "I protest because before we had it all and now we have nothing. Because today we have to wake up very early to queue to be able to buy food. I live in a slum and we have lots of needs, we are going hungry."
Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Archaeologists Find Large Buried Statue

Angkor Wat

Archaeologists at Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex studying the site of a hospital from eight to nine centuries ago say they have found a large statue in their excavations.

The government agency that oversees the complex, the Apsara Authority, said on its website that the 1.9-meter (6-foot, 3-inch) tall, 58-centimeter (23-inch) wide statue was discovered Sunday by its team, working with experts from Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. It is one of the largest statues from the era to be unearthed in recent years.

The agency said the statue, believed to be from the 12th or 13 century, is thought to have been a symbolic guardian of the entrance of the hospital. It was found buried 40 centimeters (16 inches) under the ground, and will be put on public exhibition in the museum in the northwestern province of Siem Reap, where Angkor is located.

Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Large numbers of architectural and religious artifacts have been looted from there and sold overseas, while others were buried for safekeeping during a civil war in the 1970s.

Angkor Wat

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Digby's Hullabaloo


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'Kleptocracy'

T-rump

The former director of the US Office of Government Ethics said he was "embarrassed" by Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) alleged conflicts of interest and he was concerned that the White House could be seen as a "kleptocracy".

Walter Shaub, who worked at the Office of Government Ethics since 2001, has given a series of candid interviews after he resigned this month about what he describes as the threats to democracy, including the President's attacks on the press and judicial bodies.

Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Shaub described the President's use of his hotels to host diplomats and government business as "free advertising", and "risks people starting to refer to us as a kleptocracy".

During a speech to the National Press Club last week, he said: "We are truly in an ethics crisis right now, and something has got to be done about it."

Mr Shaub, who questioned the President's motivations, left the White House six months before his five-year term was due to finish and became an unlikely star of the resistance movement, even inspiring a fan page on Facebook.

T-rump

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A mural on the wall of a shop illustrates electrical appliances, cosmetics and beverages in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia, June 8, 2017.
Photo by Feisal Omar

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Approval Ratings Fall To All-Time Low

T-rump

Donald Trump's (R-Fabulist) approval ratings have fallen to an all-time low, according to one of his favourite pollsters, Rasmussen Reports.

The US leader's score has now fallen to below 40 per cent for the first time, a 23-point decrease since he took office.

It comes even though the poll has traditionally been generous to the President, who has in the past picked out Rasmussen's findings to say he was doing better than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Other mainstream polls also have the President performing at his worst-ever level in the ratings

T-rump

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Environmental Protection Laws Won't Apply

Foxconn

Apple supplier Foxconn has in recent years been accused of poisoning waterways near its facilities in China. Now Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is not only proposing to give the company a $3 billion taxpayer subsidy, his administration has also quietly slipped language into a bill that would exempt the Taiwanese conglomerate from state environmental protection laws.

Walker (R-Sock Puppet), Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Koch Sucker) have in recent days touted Foxconn's announcement that it will open a new manufacturing plant in Ryan's Southwest Wisconsin congressional district. None of them, however, mentioned that the legislation providing the taxpayer subsidies included blanket waivers from Wisconsin's environmental statutes.

Under those laws, companies are prohibited from discharging materials or otherwise polluting wetlands without a specific permit to do so. Under the bill that Walker has put forward, companies within the new "economics and information technology manufacturing zone" will be allowed to discharge material into non-federal wetlands if it relates to the construction or operation of a manufacturing facility. Walker has called a special session that will discuss his bill tomorrow.

Another section of the bill outlines how existing Wisconsin law requires companies to obtain a permit to disturb or transform nearby waterways. According to the official analysis of the bill by analysts in the Republican-controlled legislature, the new legislation will allow Walker's administration to waive those permitting requirements "if they relate to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility" in the zone where Foxconn is planning to build its facility.

A separate section of the bill exempts new energy utilities built inside the Foxconn development zone from facing regulatory oversight by the state's Public Service Commission. Those provisions also exempt regulation of the building and relocation of high-voltage transmission lines, according to state legislative analysts.

Foxconn

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In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by Rainbow Air INC., black-colored wastewater treatment discharge is released into water below Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The water near the base of the falls that border the U.S. and Canada turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The water board for the city says Saturday's discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins, that the discharge was within permitted limits and had dissipated by Sunday.
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Air Force One

Sitting in the dry and hot Mojave Desert are two jets that may help Donald Trump (R-Buffoon) in his quest to show the nation that he's really good at making deals.

The two jets that may become the next iconic Air Force One fleet have been sitting in the desert since earlier this year, after a deal between the jet's manufacturer Boeing and a Russian airline fell through. The dry air in Mojave makes the area ideal for storing planes, as the air won't be corrosive. The area, in general, is a storage place for older planes and planes that may one day be flown again.

The planes were originally ordered by Russian airline Transaero in 2013. The company was the largest Russian airline until two years later, when it went bankrupt. Unfortunately for Boeing - but apparently fortunately for US taxpayers and Mr Trump - two of the four ordered jets had been made when those bankruptcy papers were sent through.

Mr Trump, soon after "winning" the 2016 election, proclaimed that he thought the cost of a new Air Force One fleet was simply too much for the taxpayer to bear. He pledged to negotiate a better deal, and to drive costs down. Should the US Air Force negotiate a bargain on the abandoned aircraft sitting int he Mojave, his administration may have done just as he pledged.

Still, the deal isn't finished yet. The Air Force is expected to announce the purchase of the two 747-8 jets as soon as this week, but a spokeswoman didn't confirm the details.

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Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 24-30. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.08 million.
    2. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 9.25 million.
    3. "World of Dance," NBC, 6.88 million.
    4. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.44 million.
    5. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.36 million.
    6. "NCIS," CBS, 6.332 million.
    7. "Big Brother" (Thursday), 6.330 million.
    8. "Big Brother" (Sunday), 6.328 million.
    9. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.31 million.
   10. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.17 million.
   11. "Little Big Shots," NBC, 5.74 million.
   12. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 5.70 million.
   13. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 5.33 million.
   14. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 4.894 million.
   15. "Bull," CBS, 4.888 million.
   16. "The Wall," NBC, 4.880 million.
   17. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 4.797 million.
   18. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 4.72 million.
   19. "Kevin Can Wait," CBS, 4.63 million.
   20. "Night Shift," NBC, 4.45 million.

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