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  1. Kelly Preston has passed away at age 57. From E News: Kelly Preston has died of breast cancer at the age of 57. In a statement shared to his Instagram, John Travolta stated that his wife died on Sunday, July 12. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many," the Grease star wrote. "My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side." He continued, "Kelly's love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don't hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal." From imdb: A talented and captivating performer, Kelly first garnered international attention with her role as "Marnie Mason" in Ivan Reitman's Twins (1988), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. With her diverse character portrayals in films, such as director Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire (1996); Citizen Ruth (1996) for Alexander Payne; and For Love of the Game (1999), directed by Sam Raimi, she has continued to capture audience attention.In the early part of her career, Kelly worked with notable director John Frankenheimer in the Elmore Leonard film, 52 Pick-Up (1986), alongside Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret. Kelly's career has cast her beside some of Hollywood's most notable names, including Kevin Spacey in Casino Jack (2010); Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, and Harvey Keitel in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn (1996); Kevin Bacon in Death Sentence (2007); Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick in Addicted to Love (1997); Debra Winger, Zooey Deschanel, and Hank Azaria in Eulogy (2004); Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat (2003); and Rod Steiger and Julie Harris in the Academy Award-nominated short, Little Surprises (1996).
  2. https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/supreme-court-dismisses-indigenous-appeal-of-trans-mountain-pipeline-approval Supreme Court dismisses trans mountain pipeline appeal.
  3. Don't forget the Dick Van Dyke Show. Carl Reimer was the creator of that popular TV show from the 1960's. He also appeared in it as Alan Brady.
  4. Prior to this incident I never heard of Bubba. But I don't follow NASCAR. Honestly, outside of NASCAR, who has ever heard of him?
  5. George Custer was considered an American national hero during his lifetime because of his actions during the Civil War. His performance at the Battle of Gettysburg and other Civil War battles catapulted him into the national headlines of the 1860's (ie. newspapers). This was a long time before Little Big Horn and decades before Hollywood got hold of him.
  6. Yes, of course, but then I am of one of the 60+ baby boom group who grew up in the aftermath of WWII. You can't really expect the younger generation of under 20's or 30's to know a relic of WWII unless through their grandparents or history books.
  7. Camden did not really abolish their police, they replaced it with a county force and even doubled the number of police. They did reform the police department. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-04/how-camden-new-jersey-reformed-its-police-department
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/07/minneapolis-city-council-defund-police-george-floyd The idea to abolish the police is pretty interesting. I wonder what happens if your house is broken into, banks are robbed, people murdered. Who do you call? Unless you are going to let people take the law into their own hand, you are just replacing the police with something with a different name.
  9. How so? What is wrong with the chart?
  10. Thanks for your support. I was merely pointing out that some people, whether black or white, was exploiting the George Floyd death for their own purposes. I don't why that other guy was ranting about me being a racist when my point was that violence/looting was undermining the BLM movement. Perhaps this by Governor Cuomo may explain it better: Cuomo voices support for protesters, says some have 'hijacked' the moment to steal "Can you have a legitimate protest movement hijacked? Yes you can," said Cuomo in his Monday press briefing. "There are people who will use this moment to steal. Is it a coincidence that they broke into a Rolex watch company?" "To the extent that people are looting, they're actually undermining the message of the demonstration of the protest, and it's not helpful, and I'm hopeful that is going to end, violence it is not acceptable, looting is not acceptable," says Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone.
  11. It is not the black guys causing the violence, it is the white guys: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/in-some-protests-local-officials-say-white-instigators-are-causing-mayhem/ar-BB14UivP?ocid=spartandhp “What did I tell you?” a voice cried out as the camera recording mayhem in downtown Pittsburgh settled on a white man, clad in all black, smashing the windows of a police vehicle. “It is not black people,” the onlooker called to the crowd before addressing the vandal directly: “What are you doing?” But in some cities, local officials have noted that black protesters have struggled to maintain peaceful protests in the face of young white men joining the fray, seemingly determined to commit mayhem. In footage that spread widely online, a man identified as Bartels, who faces charges of vandalism and rioting, wore a bandanna emblazoned with the symbol of the Animal Liberation Front, a leaderless international resistance movement that pushes for animal rights. In the footage, he raised his middle fingers to black protesters who begged him to stop. At Bartels’s home in a Pittsburgh suburb, officers found spray paint and firearms, according to an arrest warrant reviewed by The Washington Post.
  12. The Democrats should wary be of Trump's trap where he is going blame them for not being tough enough on the protestors. Trump is already using his "law and order" mantra as one of his re-election planks.
  13. They have plenty of options. You seem to think the black community is monolithic and everyone is oppressed, which is not true at all. There are of a lot of black people who have become highly successful despite being discriminated against. There are lot of successful black businessmen, doctors, scientists, teachers, and politicians who have made it. They did not play the victim card like these protestors are doing. Instead of using their energy to riot, use their energy to improve themselves.
  14. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/coronavirus-may-never-go-away-even-with-a-vaccine/ar-BB14GnPd?ocid=spartanntp There’s a good chance the coronavirus will never go away. Even after a vaccine is discovered and deployed, the coronavirus will likely remain for decades to come, circulating among the world’s population. Experts call such diseases endemic — stubbornly resisting efforts to stamp them out. Think measles, HIV, chickenpox. It is a daunting proposition — a coronavirus-tinged world without a foreseeable end. But experts in epidemiology, disaster planning and vaccine development say embracing that reality is crucial to the next phase of America’s pandemic response. The long-term nature of covid-19, they say, should serve as a call to arms for the public, a road map for the trillions of dollars Congress is spending and a fixed navigational point for the nation’s current, chaotic state-by-state patchwork strategy. With so much else uncertain, the persistence of the novel virus is one of the few things we can count on about the future. That doesn’t mean the situation will always be as dire. There are already four endemic coronaviruses that circulate continuously, causing the common cold. And many experts think this virus will become the fifth — its effects growing milder as immunity spreads and our bodies adapt to it over time. For now, though, most people have not been infected and remain susceptible. And the highly transmissible disease has surged in recent weeks, even in countries that initially succeeded in suppressing it. Left alone, experts say, it will simply keep burning through the world’s population. “This virus is here to stay,” said Sarah Cobey, an epidemiologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago. “The question is, how do we live with it safely?”
  15. Looks like Ms. Weng will be spending more time here in Vancouver as her request for dismissal of her case was denied by a judge. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/meng-loses-key-decision-in-extradition-case/ar-BB14GdBc?ocid=spartandhp