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Trump Admin Imposes New Visa Restrictions, Burma Refugees Face Land Mines, Cassini to Crash into Saturn: P.M. Links

  • NASANASAThe Trump administration announced visa restrictions on four countries, Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Eritrea, which have not been accepting deportees.
  • President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew himself from consideration after reports he falsified records during the Bush administration.
  • Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping ethnic cleansing in Burma have to face land mines at the border.
  • The price of Bitcoin fell by 10 percent after JPMorgan's chief executive, Jamie Dimon, called it a "fraud' and compared it to the tulip bubble.
  • Los Angeles was officially announced as the host of the 2028 Summer Olympics. Paris will host in 2024.
  • The Cassini spacecraft prepares to crash into Saturn.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Cassini spacecraft prepares to crash into Saturn.

    The GOP must be driving it.

  • John||

    Global Warming.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Typical government waste.

  • yet another dave||

    F'n Earthlings, just dumping our garbage all over the solar system. Screw it, it's our solar system, we can do whatever the hell we want with it. Lol

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew himself from consideration after reports he falsified records during the Bush administration.

    The public wouldn't accept a blond Bond anyway.

  • CE||

    Dodged a bullet there. FEMA is bad enough without a license to kill.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew himself from consideration after reports he falsified records during the Bush administration.

    Well he is a spy, so what do you expect?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew himself from consideration after reports he falsified records during the Bush administration.

    He's too busy playing Bond anyway.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The price of Bitcoin fell by 10 percent after JPMorgan's chief executive, Jamie Dimon, called it a "fraud' and compared it to the tulip bubble.

    That fucking guy.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'd love it to be. I made all my money in the Tulip bubble.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Jesus, you're almost as old as Hihn.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I might be Hihn. I really can't keep track.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    May be you got a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide thing going on.

  • CE||

    I made a fair bit in the tulip bubble, but most of it on the compound interest since 1637.

  • MWG||

    The reporting on this has been insufferable. Bitcoin fell because China is banning exchanges, NOT because of Dimon. The price plummeted while the US and Europe was sleeping and the Chinese were selling.

  • Cyto||

    Also, not fraud.

    Bitcoin is exactly what it claims to be. Nothing more. Nothing less. More bitcoins are produced exactly as described. They are exchanged exactly as described.

    Like many things, their worth is only in their acceptance as worth something by others. If everyone decides they are worthless tomorrow, then they will be worthless tomorrow.

    But what you won't get is a shadowy quasi-government group deciding in the middle of the night that they are going to suddenly up the supply of bitcoins by 25%.

    So I'd say less fraud than some other means of exchange that you might be able to come up with.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: 'She Rocks'

    Sister Margaret Ann was spotted at work by an off-duty officer of the Miami-Dade Police Department, which posted video and images from the scene in the community of Kendall West Tuesday.


    "The road was blocked, we couldn't get through," Sister Margaret Ann told CNN. "And I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall, going off the road. So, there was a need, I had the means — so I wanted to help out."

    The chainsaws were sitting in a closet at her school, Sister Margaret Ann said, "and they didn't belong there. They needed to be used."

    Alpha nun.

  • Pro Libertate||

    What kind of school has chainsaws in the closet?

    Quite a bad ass nun. Bet she gets an endorsement deal.

  • CE||

    The nuns at my school just used rulers to keep us in line.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    They should let her give her opinions on things so everyone online can hate her again.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Wow. Back in the day, they just used rulers...

  • BYODB||

    Don't forget hurled wooden chalkboard erasers. I say this from literal experience.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    We should all follow her example and get into her habit.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Los Angeles was officially announced as the host of the 2028 Summer Olympics. Paris will host in 2024.

    You have to spend money to make money.

  • CE||

    Hopefully I'll be retired by then, and moved to a state without income taxes...

  • Bubba Jones||

    That seems backwards.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Trump administration announced visa restrictions on four countries, Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Eritrea, which have not been accepting deportees.

    Take that, you deportee shirkers.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Harrison Ford Thinks Ryan Gosling Should Be Grateful He Didn't Get Punched More

    I punched Ryan Gosling in the face," Ford said. "Ryan Gosling's face was where it should not have been."

    During a lengthy interview with GQ, Ford took us on a journey of the Punch Felt Around the World, which happened while shooting an action sequence (Gosling added that after it happened, Ford pushed him aside so he could put his hand in ice that had been provided for Gosling). According to Ford, the whole thing was "90 percent" Gosling's fault because he did not get out of the way during the ill-fated face bagging—and he also pointed out that Gosling should appreciate not having been punched more than that.

    "His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once," he said.

    Alpha.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Harrison Ford is legend, take it like a man Gosling.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Gosling's lucky he wasn't where Ford wanted to put his plane.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Is it alpha to have to ice your hand so badly after one punch?

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    An alpha always prepares for his next battle.

  • Zeb||

    It is if you're like 100 years old.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    And to search for ways to not take responsibility for ones own action?

  • Zeb||

    Obviously.

  • Brandybuck||

    You haven't seen the movie "Hysteria" yet, have you?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'll be straight with you. I almost never watch movies.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    It's about the birth of a tuna investigator.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Ford also craps bigger than Gosling.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    You can't link to the GQ interview itself?

    "I punched Ryan Gosling in the face," Ford confirms. Then he adds, by way of clarification, that "Ryan Gosling's face was where it should not have been."

    Explain further, if you will.

    "His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once."

    So he should be grateful?

    "I have pointed that out."

    And the one that did connect—that's 100 percent his fault?

    "No." Ford makes as though he's carefully weighing this. "I mean, I suppose it's 90 percent his fault."

    That is very—

    "—generous of me."

    He said you went to his dressing room with a bottle of scotch…


    "I did."

    …and poured him a glass, then walked out with the bottle.

    "Yeah? What—did he fucking expect the whole bottle? You know, I figured one drink would fix it. That was enough."
  • Citizen X - #6||

    Alpha. As. Fuck.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Sounds more like an impersonation of Clint Eastwood to me.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I lost it at him interrupting with "generous of me," as hard as I find it to believe that Ford can speak quickly enough to interrupt anyone.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    A bygone era when actors were Men.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    [Gosling]'s a smart guy. I mean, he's a fucking Mouseketeer—he's been doing this since he was 6 years old or something. He knows what he's doing.

  • BYODB||

    Y'know, whatever it was that made Harrison a star faded a long, long time ago. All that's left is a crotchety old man with an over inflated ego married to a skin-husk.

    Kind of sad, really.

  • Memory Hole||

    Yep

  • Conchfritters||

    Agree

  • CE||

    Some people just have a punchable face.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    The price of Bitcoin fell by 10 percent after JPMorgan's chief executive, Jamie Dimon, called it a "fraud' and compared it to the tulip bubble.

    Of course 'old money' hates 'new money'.

  • John||

    In this case, that is literally true.

  • Memory Hole||

    One of my really cool friend co workers from a job long ago destroyed by the collapse of oil was all about bitcoin when it was 400 a coin. I hope he made a ton of money.

  • CE||

    I think I saw him on "Buying Yachts" on AWE.

  • Cyto||

    I did the opposite thing.

    One of my developers came in all excited about bitcoin and mining. So we all loaded it up and took a look, trying to figure out what it was, what the point was, and how could we use the ideas. We let it run for a couple of weeks on our work computers.

    This was the very early days. Bitcoin wasn't worth more than a buck or two at most, and we weren't sure exactly how to monetize the quoted prices, so we weren't that giddy about having "mined" a handful of bitcoin. We deleted it all and went on our way.

    A few weeks later the price "exploded" to over $7 per bitcoin. Man, were we bummed that we threw them all away.... it must have been worth about fifty bucks! But it quickly settled down to a buck or two again. So all was well.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping ethnic cleansing in Burma have to face land mines at the border.

    You allow your military full autonomy and you can expect some ethnic cleansing.

  • Mickey Rat||

    "Cassini to crash i to Saturn"

    Italian drivers.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Nude model jailed for topless Egyptian temple shoot vows to keep stripping off at holy sites as a 'yell for women's freedom'

    The 25-year-old told The Sun Online: "Posing by the West Bank Wall in Palestine would be amazing.

    "It's a yell for freedom. I want to go back to a time when women were queens.

    "That's why I want to go to all these countries were women are suppressed. Like I said it's a yell for freedom and I want them to see my message.

    "The thing is with my stories I'm trying to use my nudity and use my body to really show and make make people think and spread a broader message.

    "It's not just about being naked its more about being free.

    "I'm really fascinated by countries where women are are suppressed and how it's still possible in the 21st century.

    "But I'm also interested in tribes who are still living the way we used to live hundreds of years ago in the Congo and Ethiopia."

    NSFW. Also, a true hero. More NSFW pictures of our hero here.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Respect.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Stay classy, sweetheart.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Just because you're ashamed of your body...

  • John||

    You know a woman is hot when she still looks good bald.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'm at work so I can't determine which bald you mean exactly.

  • John||

    I mean the Telli Sevalus kind of bald.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    lol

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Well, as long as the bush is a beast I'm good. If she's a treasured character actor all the better.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    It's a merkin, brother. You've been had.

  • Brandybuck||

    It's a yell for freedom. I want to go back to a time when women were queens.


    Better that than a time where the men are queens.

    I kid! I kid!

  • creech||

    Who here wouldn't?

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Quite a few, actually, you cisheteronormative fool.

  • Rat on a train||

    That boy likes what he sees.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    It's a yell for freedom. I want to go back to a time when women were queens.

    "Show us your tits, your majesty!"

  • Conchfritters||

    Never change, honey

  • Citizen X - #6||

  • John||

    Is Sally Quinn the CEO of that company?

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Norfolk, you say? Hm.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    The Business Lessons We Can Learn From Taylor Swift

    Swift executed all of this through a multi-platform strategy that incorporated deft use of social media, power-play deals with major streaming services, timely deployment of "old media," a new strategy for out-smarting ticket resellers, a partnership with UPS for shipping CDs, a deal with AT&T and DirectTV to create a Taylor Swift Now on-demand video service, song teasers during college football games, and even proactive trademark applications to protect the keywords and catch-phrases she thinks will rise out of the new album.


    And that's why she belongs on the list of modern-day disruptive business geniuses. Swift could have a great career just singing hit songs, playing a few tours, and living on royalties for the rest of her life. Instead, she's constantly re-inventing herself, her music, and her distribution channels to set the pace for the industry to follow.

    #presidentswizzle

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I can only hope she reinvents herself as an attractive woman someday soon.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Your lame attempt at trolling is pathetic.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    No trolling. Just pure truth-telling. In many ways I am the Jesus Christ of these boards.

  • BYODB||

    So you're saying we should nail you to something? ^_-

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    *unzips*

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    I thought she looked pretty good in that Wonderland shoot a few years ago.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Too skinny, too white.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Well, she is the She-Wolf of the SS, what did you expect?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I expect nothing, I just assess her as failing.

  • Conchfritters||

    I have to agree - never found her attractive. Now Katie Perry on the other hand...

  • CE||

    No need for that, obviously, but next time don't reinvent your music as Beyonce's.

  • Juice||

    She made all those decisions personally? Hard to believe.

  • John||

    She had the final say in making them. I doubt she thought all that up. But she deserves credit for listening to the people who did. Every other pop star could have done the same things but only she did.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They have people for that. There are professional social media folk all over these days.

  • DajjaI||

    Bitcoin is not a fraud it's a craze. There's a difference. It's funny because the true believers really believe it. I've spoken with them.

  • Jerry on the sea||

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Running sketchy porn sites is more the FBI's bailiwick anyway.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Probably disappointed to learn that most of it was FBI made child porn anyway.

  • Juice||

    Holy shit! Is that how they finally tracked him down? I wonder.

  • John||

    The Pakistani postal inspectors did a joint operation with the FBI. Honestly, that is about as believable as what they claim happened.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Nothing believable about government agencies working together.

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's inaccurate. They work very well together to spend our money and drive us further into debt.

  • Zeb||

    I can't actually remember what they claim happened at this point. So from now on I'll just go with what you say here.

  • Pro Libertate||

    My recollection is that Obama tore his throat out with his teeth.

  • John||

    They claim they picked up a cell phone call from one of his guards telling someone "I am back to working with those people again." Then they were able to start using satellites to photograph the compound and noticed a very tall man out in the courtyard for walks every night and were able to deduce it was Bin Ladin.

    That is not the whole story but most of it. The bottom line is that they expect you to believe Bin Ladin lived down the street from the Pakistani military academy in a neighborhood full of retired Pakistani generals and somehow Pakistan had no idea he was there and once the US realized he was there they never talked to Pakistan and launched a raid a couple of hundred miles inside Pakistan into a compound about two miles from a brigade of Pakistani Infantry.

    I have never believed it. I think that Pakistan got tired of keeping him and offered him up to the US and everything else is just a cover story for the Pakistani government.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Something never smelled right about that story. I rather suspect you're right.

  • Zeb||

    Yes, your supposition seems a lot more plausible.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Rotten Tomatoes isn't killing Hollywood. Hollywood is killing Hollywood.

    The real reason for Hollywood's woes seems much simpler: audiences are bored. Bergquist gets at this when he notes that CGI-heavy efforts are seeing diminishing returns at the box office. But it's not just the influx of spectacle: it's the reduction of ideas. This summer has been an endless river of sequels to franchises that should be dead (the aforementioned "Transformers" and "Pirates" movies; another "Fast and Furious" flick; another "Alien" movie) and the attempted birthing of franchises that have no reason to exist ("The Mummy"; "Baywatch"; "Kong: Skull Island"). Audiences don't mind spectacle or franchises, so long as they are accompanied by solid storytelling, as the RT scores and box office figures for the Marvel Cinematic Universe have shown.

    I can't wait for the next Mummy installment.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Sorry that this person hate The Fast & The Furious so much.

    Also, video games and TV do this shit better these days.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    The next Mommy Installment was Crusty's nickname in college.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    You're positing a world where possibly thousands of Crusty Bastards run around AS WE SPEAK. Please do no bring such ideas to the table.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    I liked the Brendan Fraiser mummy movies. What ever happened to him?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Same thing that happened to Billy Zane. Expensive divorce drove him out of the world.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Started to bald?

  • John||

    What happened to Rachel Weis? I always had a big thing for her.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Based on Wiki, it looks like he's been busy, but mostly on Indy projects, so it could just be he got rich enough that he can just work on things that interest him instead of what's gonna make a lot of money.

  • BYODB||

    Are you fucking kidding me that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown solid storytelling? They're all the same god damn movie.

  • lap83||

    this

  • CE||

    Except Civil War, which was Batman v. Superman.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    No, it really wasn't. Unless hero versus hero all devolves to that.

    Though the actual Civil War comic was very similar to Kingdom Come.

  • CE||

    You forgot the fabled 6-movie King Arthur franchise failure to launch.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    The Trump administration announced visa restrictions on four countries, Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Eritrea, which have not been accepting deportees.

    So no more holidays in Cambodia?

  • John||

    No. Cambodia gives you a Visa to go there, not Trump. This means no more holidays in the US for Cambodians.

  • Stormy Dragon||

  • John||

    Yeah, woosh. I had no idea such a record exists. My knowledge of American punk is pretty small.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Pretty small American punk was my nickname in college.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Fun fact: John is actually a huge Dead Kennedys fan and is just fucking with you.

  • BYODB||

    Who's not a fan of dead Kennedy's...or wait did you mean the band? Yeesh.

  • Zeb||

    Tough audience.

    How's it going, John?

  • John||

    Pretty well. Just avoiding being productive, though I should not be avoiding it.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew himself from consideration after reports he falsified records during the Bush administration.

    Falsifying government records put him on the road to perdition.

  • colorblindkid||

    The price of Bitcoin fell by 10 percent after JPMorgan's chief executive, Jamie Dimon, called it a "fraud' and compared it to the tulip bubble.

    Everybody should read up on the Tulip bubble. It's fascinating.

  • Brandybuck||

    The price of tulips has never fallen! Ever! It's a sure thing!

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.

  • Sports Reporter Charles Manson||

    "Mr. Bond, Pussy Galore is obviously a fake name, how did you think you'd be able to get away with having us pay her for 'Miscellaneous Services'?"

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    The Cassini spacecraft prepares to crash into Saturn.

    YOU MANIACS!

  • Pro Libertate||

    With a plutonium-fueled reactor, no less. Can you say, "Act of war?"

  • yet another dave||

    I'll reiterate what I added late to the top of the thread. It's our fucking solar system we can do whatever we want with it!

  • Pro Libertate||

    Let's just hope we're the great power in the Sol system.

  • macsnafu||

    Bitcoin isn't the answer; multiple alternative currencies are the answer. Markets need competition, remember?

  • CE||

    It would be nice if they had some inherent value though.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Nothing has inherent value. The only have value because people want them.

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