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  1. Robert Forster, a prolific character actor who was nominated for an Oscar for Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” and appeared in more than 100 films, died Friday in Los Angeles of brain cancer. He was 78. Tarantino created the bail bondsman character Max Cherry with Forster in mind, and the role netted him his first Academy Award nomination. Most recently Forster reprised his “Breaking Bad” role as Ed in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which was released Friday, and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and in “Werewolf.” David Lynch cast the actor with a distinctive weathered look in “Mulholland Dr.” and in the rebooted “Twin Peaks” as Sheriff Frank Truman. “I’ve done a lot of genre pictures in my career…I’ve always liked them,” Forster told the Bleecker Street blog upon the release of 2018’s indie drama “What They Had.” Forster played Tim Allen’s father in “Last Man Standing,” a rare comedy appearance, and played the father of a comatose mom in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” which was nominated for ensemble acting prizes by SAG and the Gotham awards. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Forster started his career on Broadway in “Mrs. Dally Has a Lover” before John Huston cast him in “Reflections in a Golden Eye” opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. He appeared in “Medium Cool” for director Haskell Wexler and starred in the TV series “Banyon” — reportedly the role that Tarantino remembered when casting him in “Jackie Brown” — and appeared in movies including “Alligator,” “Olympus Has Fallen” and “American Perfekt.” Forster is survived by his children: Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen; his grandchildren: Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia; and long time partner, Denise Grayson. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/robert-forster-dies-dead-jackie-brown-1203368514/
  2. Google has gone all-in with Big Pharma to push drugs and disease, while simultaneously blocking access to life-saving health information. Gone are the days when people could easily find information on nutrition, supplements, natural remedies and alternative therapies. But Google’s not stopping at censorship for health and wellness — the tech giant is also pushing pro-Big Pharma propaganda on their search engine. From trying to cover-up the opioid epidemic and Big Pharma’s death toll, to discrediting and silencing the natural health community, Google’s evil truly knows no bounds. For a company that once boasted the motto, “Don’t be evil,” things have surely gone downhill fast. Clearly, it is no coincidence that Google removed their “Don’t be evil” clause from their company code of conduct last year. Now, the floodgates are open and Evil Google is breaking loose. Google suppresses valuable health info Google has done a lot of terrible things, but their pharmaceutical agenda pushing tops the list. In recent months, the search engine giant has deigned itself the gatekeeper of all health information, selectively silencing those who dare to defy convention and speak out against the corrupt medical-pharmaceutical industrial complex. Valuable information about nutrition, alternative medicine and other life-saving therapies is now being suppressed. As Natural News writer Ethan Huff reported this summer, Google was caught actively altering search engine results to smear nutritional supplements and websites that promote natural wellness. As Huff reports, Green Med Info investigated Google’s autocomplete suggestions for the term “organic” and came up with these top results: • organic is a lie • organic is always non gmo • organic is a sham • organic is a myth • organic is a waste of money • organic is a marketing gimmick • organic is always non gmo logo As you can see, most of these are incredibly disparaging and meant to paint organics in negative light. Google’s search results for the phrase “supplements are” look even worse: • supplements are bad • supplements are useless • supplements are not regulated • supplements are bad for you • supplements are not fda approved • supplements are not regulated by the fda • supplements are dangerous • supplements are good for you • supplements are scams • supplements are garbage Only one of these is even remotely positive — and its practically at the bottom of the list. As Huff reports, these autocomplete results are deliberate attempts to devalue natural health information. But Google isn’t just trying to block out information on the value of “alternative” health information — the corrupt tech giant is also suppressing information on the dangers of pharmaceuticals. Pushing the pharma agenda The world’s most popular search engine has also come under fire for covering up opioid death statistics by altering autocomplete search results. Writing for UNZ, Steve Sailer reports that Bing and DuckDuckGo shared similar autocomplete results for the same search terms, while Google’s search results were completely different. A search for “Deaths from op” on Bing or DuckDuckGo returned with autocomplete suggestions such as “Deaths by opioids 2018” — and in fact, all of the autocomplete suggestions are all opioid-related. Conversely, Google returned just one autocomplete result for the same search terms: “Deaths from open heart surgery.” A disparity this extreme cannot be coincidental. Google also ranks “opioid use disorder” as a top search result for the term “opioid.” This hardly-used term appears before more commonly searched items like “opioid epidemic” or “opioid addiction” for obvious reasons: So the pharmaceutical industry can eschew responsibility while continuing to market their harmful drugs. It is also no coincidence that Google has merged itself with the pharmaceutical industry and launched its own pharma companies. Now using their power as the world’s largest search engine to manipulate the masses, Google is poised to surpass Monsanto as the world’s most evil company — if they haven’t already. https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-02-google-health-censorship-big-pharma-drugs-disease.html
  3. Forever 21 said the restructuring will allow it to focus on the profitable core part of its operations and shut some international locations. “We have requested approval to close up to 178 stores across the U.S. The decisions as to which domestic stores will be closing are ongoing, pending the outcome of continued conversations with landlords,” the company said in an email statement. Founded in 1984, the retailer said it has 815 stores in 57 countries. The company plans to close most of its stores in Asia and Europe. However, it does not expect to exit any major markets in the United States. Last week, Forever 21 had said it would exit Japan and close all 14 stores at the end of October. The company also said its Canadian subsidiary filed for bankruptcy and it plans to wind down the business, closing 44 stores in the country. Forever 21 will continue operations in Mexico and Latin America.
  4. I've seen many people attacking her for no actual reason, she didn't say anything wrong, just the truth about the planet we live. What do you think about her and her speech?
  5. Trash season 8 won the big prize of the night. It won a total of 12 awards for the final season.
  6. https://apple.news/AsQ_v3qHiS-uM8z-fFZ0BAA Navy Confirms: Those UFO Videos Are Real And Never Should've Been Released Naval authorities call the objects in the footage "unidentified aerial phenomena." The U.S. Navy has for the first time reportedly verified the authenticity of a series of three UFO videos leaked over the past two years and insisted the footage never should’ve been made public. “The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesperson for the deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, told the Black Vault, a website dedicated to exposing secrets and revealing declassified government documents. The statement was later confirmed by Motherboard. The military increasingly prefers the “UAP” phrasing over UFO. Gradisher told the Black Vault that the term UAP “provides the basic descriptor for the sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace of various military-controlled training ranges.” The website also reported that while the Navy now considers the footage “unclassified,” it has not yet been formally cleared for release to the public. The footage caused a sensation when The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others, revealed that the video had been obtained and released by the To The Stars Academy Of Arts And Science, the private research and media firm co-founded by rocker Tom DeLonge, formerly of Blink 182. In one video, two Navy pilots tracked an unidentified object flying off the East Coast in 2015. “Wow! What is that, man? Look at that flying!” one of the pilots said in the clip. In another instance, an object called the “Tic Tac” ― because it was shaped like the candy ― was spotted descending from 60,000 feet to 50 feet in a matter of seconds off the coast of California in 2004. One pilot described a disturbance up to the size of a football field in the water at the same time. And in a 2014 incident, a U.S. Navy Super Hornet pilot almost collided with an unidentified flying object during a mission near Virginia Beach. Although the Defense Department had no comment about the videos at the time, Luis Elizondo, the former military intelligence official who led a government UFO program, said there was even more information out there that the public has not yet seen. “My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” Elizondo, who is now part of the TTS Academy, told CNN in 2017. In a Facebook post, the organization called Navy confirmation of the footage “another exciting day of progress for TTSA and our community of supporters.” W
  7. Fans might not have seen the final dragon soaring over Westeros. HBO is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on the “Game of Thrones” companion book “Fire & Blood,” sources have confirmed to Variety. The book tells stories of previous Targaryen kings, like Aegon the Conqueror, the first ruler of Westeros, and Aegon the Dragonbane, all of whom are ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who appear in the recently finished mega-hit series. The prospective pilot hails from Martin and “Colony” co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, and would be set 300 years before the events of the original series, exploring the beginning of the end for House Targaryen. Fans might not have seen the final dragon soaring over Westeros. HBO is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on the “Game of Thrones” companion book “Fire & Blood,” sources have confirmed to Variety. The book tells stories of previous Targaryen kings, like Aegon the Conqueror, the first ruler of Westeros, and Aegon the Dragonbane, all of whom are ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who appear in the recently finished mega-hit series. The prospective pilot hails from Martin and “Colony” co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, and would be set 300 years before the events of the original series, exploring the beginning of the end for House Targaryen. HBO declined comment. Author George R. R. Martin had previously hinted via his blog that one of the prequel series would be based on the companion book. The cabler originally announced that five spinoff series were in the works. The only other one to be moving forward to date is set thousands of years before the original series and will star Naomi Watts in a leading role. That series, which is currently in post-production, will plunge into its darkest hour after the Age of Heroes ended long ago. Martin informally referred to the series as “The Long Night” in a blog post, alluding to the winter that lasted a generation nearly 10,000 years ago, and caused widespread terror and famine. The show will explore the origins of the White Walkers, the mysteries of Essos and the legends of the early Stark family. The rest of the cast for that other series includes Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower. Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner and co-created the series with Martin, and S.J. Clarkson will direct the pilot and executive produce. Deadline first reported the development news. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/game-of-thrones-targaryen-prequel-series-in-the-works-at-hbo-1203334348/
  8. it was really a non-event. weird scheduling, weird day to hold, no starpower in the lineup! next year hopefully they bring it
  9. https://beta.music.apple.com/us/browse
  10. It's in Ukrainian or Russian or something, but apparently the only dialogue in this trailer is Harley Quinn saying "I'm so fucking over clowns." And here's better quality, but won't embed: https://www.reddit.com/r/DC_Cinematic/comments/cxun6b/video_birds_of_prey_hd_teaser/
  11. https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2019/08/23/jimmy-johns-boycott-ceo-jimmy-john-liautaud-elephant-hunting-photo-goes-viral/23800248/ Jimmy John Liautaud, who founded the company and currently serves as its chairman, has previously been criticized by animal rights groups for his love of big game hunting. Photos of Liautaud posing with dead "trophy" animals first emerged on the internet in 2011, according to Snopes. But Friday, responses to a Tweet posted in April — which included a photo of the CEO giving a thumbs up while sitting on top of a dead elephant — began trending on Twitter.
  12. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. A dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said. This comes at a moment when the last two films Kevin Feige produced broke all-time records — Disney’s Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film of all time, and Spider-Man: Far From Home this week surpassed the James Bond film Skyfallto become the all time highest grossing film for Sony Pictures. Sources said there are two more Spider-Man films in the works and the studio hopes to have director Jon Watts and Tom Holland front and center, though Watts doesn’t have a deal for the next picture and isn’t a lock to return. That isn’t helped by that fact that, unless something dramatic happens, Feige won’t be the lead creative producer of those pictures. There is a lot of webbing here, but it all comes down to money, and it’s easy to understand why both sides refused to give ground. Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat. Sources said that Sony, led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, came back with other configurations, but Disney didn’t want to do that. But Sony did not want to share its biggest franchise. Sure Disney would be putting up half the funding, but the risk is in how much you are going to make back in profit. Disney wasn’t at all interested in continuing the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Now, it’s easy to say that Feige has enough on his plate, especially after taking control of the X-Men universe in the Fox acquisition, including the Deadpool franchise, along with architecting the next phase of the Marvel superhero universe and building movies and shows for Disney +. But I’m told Feige loves Spider-Man, arguably the biggest superhero character in the Marvel canon. He would have continued if Disney and Sony could have reached new deal terms. Essentially this means that Sony will have to try to win a championship without Michael Jordan. After all, Feige’s first decade at Marvel is largely unblemished and his consistency has been nothing short of historic: even George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson haven’t seen everything turn into a hit, and so maybe only James Cameron has the success record that Feige has achieved. But Feige has done it all in the last 10 years, producing and overseeing 23 superheros, with not a flop in the bunch. They’ve all been number one openers that have collectively grossed $26.8 billion. Feige this year became the producer of the top grossing film ever for two studios — Sony and Disney — and he produced three of the top four highest grossing films this year in Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home. This after scoring the first ever Best Picture Oscar nom for a superhero film last year with Black Panther. I can’t think of a Hollywood producer/executive who has done anything close to this. And the launch of the new iteration of Spider-Man was done brilliantly with Marvel’s support and help. It has been a boon to both studios. Tom Holland’s character was introduced in the Joe & Anthony Russo-directed 2016 blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, the film that set up the two record breaking Avengers films. Sony’s first rebooted Spidey film, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, rode that Marvel wave and grossed $880 million worldwide, and then the webslinger was a key character in the two Avengers films, leading to the Spidey sequel that this week became Sony’s top grossing film ever. Sources said Disney’s top brass for the past several months has sought new terms for Feige and the Marvel cross-pollination to continue. As the Spider-Man relationship grew, Feige and Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman spoke about the possibility of a wider involvement in the Sony-controlled Spider-man universe, which contains 900 characters. It is understandable that the fiscally shrewd Rothman would balk at giving up half of Sony’s biggest franchise to Marvel. After all, Marvel already owns the merchandising on Spider-Man. Does the Mouse really need half of the movie universe also? Sony so far has decided that as valuable as Feige is, Disney is asking too high a price. Sources said that Sony reasoned that they will be fine, without Feige. The creative template has been set on the Spider-Man films, and Watt and Holland are in place along with Amy Pascal, who became producer with Feige after she exited the executive suite after presiding over the previous Spider-man iterations directed by Sam Raimi and Marc Webb as Sony Pictures chief. And sources note that Venom was a problem picture and far from the polished product that grossed $856 million worldwide, until Rothman himself spent a good long time in the editing room helping to get it there. https://deadline.com/2019/08/kevin-feige-spider-man-franchise-exit-disney-sony-dispute-avengers-endgame-captain-america-winter-soldier-tom-rothman-bob-iger-1202672545/
  13. Madam President defending her popular vote win! #TheLegitimatePresident
  14. Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just down the road were three more bodies, for a total of 19. The killing spree in the western city of Uruapan marked a return to the grisly massacres carried out by drug cartels at the height of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war, when piles of bodies were dumped on roadways as a message to authorities and rival gangs. Two of the bodies hung by ropes from the overpass by their necks, half naked, were women, as was one of the dismembered bodies. While the banner was not completely legible, it bore the initials of the notoriously violent Jalisco drug cartel, and mentioned the Viagras, a rival gang. "Be a patriot, kill a Viagra," the banner read in part. Adrian Lopez, the attorney general for the western state of Michoacan, said the killings appeared to be part of a turf war. "Certain criminal gangs are fighting over territory, to control activities related to drug production distribution and consumption," Lopez said. "Unfortunately, this conflict results in these kinds of acts that justifiably alarm the public." For years, Mexican cartels had seemed loath to draw attention to themselves with mass public displays of bodies. Instead, the gangs went to great lengths to hide bodies, by creating clandestine burial pits or dissolving corpses in caustic chemicals. But the Jalisco gang, which has gained a reputation for directly challenging authorities, appears to have returned to showy killings as a way to intimidate rivals. In 2011, the then-smaller Jalisco cartel dumped 35 bodies on an expressway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. In 2012, the Zetas drug cartel dumped 49 decapitated bodies on a highway in northern Mexico, and that same year they strung nine bodies from an overpass and left 14 severed heads near the city hall. Meanwhile, in another part of Mexico, an angry crowd beat and hung five suspected kidnappers, leaving some of their bodies dangling from trees. The suspects had been detained by about 180 villagers in the central state of Puebla. The state government said police and soldiers were sent to the area to try to stop the attack, but villagers from the hamlets of Tepexco and Cohuecan wouldn't let them. https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/the_associated_press-bodies_hung_from_bridge_trees_in_mexico_lynching_g-ap
  15. A 13-year-old boy with Down syndrome has been raped by an employee at a special needs school in South Africa, according to reports. The worker, reported to be a groundsman, is alleged to have assaulted the boy after locking him in a classroom at the Actonville Training Centre Special School in Benoni on August 5. The child's mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she found the boy in the classroom after searching for him with teachers. "We walked around the school calling out his name but he did not respond. I was scared and confused and didn't know where else I would look for him," the mother told the South African daily newspaper Sowetan. The mother said she saw the suspect running through the corridor, before slowing down when he saw her walking with the school's teachers while looking for the boy. She claimed the worker then told them that the boy was probably asleep in one of the classrooms. "He went to one classroom and unlocked it. It was strange that my son came out immediately—not like someone who was asleep—but like someone who had been up and was waiting for the door to be opened," the mother added. "I didn't pay much attention to it because I was happy to have found him." The mother found something strange in the boy's behavior at the time but said nothing. When they got home, she noticed bloodstains and semen on his underwear, which is when the child informed her he'd been raped. "He said this was when I was looking for him and that [the suspect] beat him and threatened to kill him if he responded to my calls," she added. The mother claimed that after reporting the alleged attack, the school did not immediately suspend the suspect, who continued working on the grounds. Gauteng Education spokesman Steve Mabona denied the mother's version of events and said the worker was suspended immediately and that he is due to appear at a disciplinary process in due course. "The matter has been reported to the police and we will request the police to escalate this sensitive case to the province for necessary attention," Mabona said. Benoni police spokesperson Captain Nomsa Sekele told Independent Online: "I can confirm that a rape case has been opened and no one has been arrested yet." Speaking to SABC, Gauteng police spokeswoman Brigadier Mathapelo Peters added: "There is unfortunately no conclusive evidence to link any person. "We need to make sure that if we do arrest any person that has been named, we must be sure that this person really committed the crime so that at the end of the day, the police don't sit with a case of unlawful arrest against them." https://start.att.net/news/read/article/newsweek-13yearold_boy_with_down_syndrome_raped_by_staff_me-rnewsweek/category/news
  16. Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. All three cases were brought to authorities' attention thanks to tips from the public. Here's what we know about them. In Connecticut, 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was arrested after authorities said he had expressed interest in committing a mass shooting on Facebook, according to a statement from the FBI and the Norwalk Police Department. He faces four charges of illegal possession of large capacity magazines, and is being held on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court September 6. According to the statement, authorities received a tip that Wagshol was trying to buy large capacity rifle magazines from out of state. As the FBI and the Norwalk Police Department were investigating the tip, they discovered Wagshol was trying to build his own rifle and had allegedly posted on Facebook about his interest in committing a mass shooting, the statement said. Authorities did not provide details on what the post said. Authorities executed a search warrant at his home and found multiple weapons, including a handgun, a rifle, a rifle scope with a laser, numerous rounds of ammunition, body armor, a ballistic helmet and other tactical gear, police said. Some of the weapons were registered to Wagshol's father, but he had access to them, authorities said. CNN has reached out to the prosecutor and defense attorney. Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach, Florida, was arrested in a Winn-Dixie parking lot on Friday after he sent his ex-girlfriend a series of disturbing texts in which he allegedly threatened to commit a mass shooting, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. The ex-girlfriend alerted authorities. In the messages, the 25-year-old said he wanted to open fire on a large crowd of people, the sheriff's office said in a news release. "A good 100 kills would be nice," one message allegedly read. Wix also said he already had a location in mind, according to the sheriff's office. "A school is a weak target.. id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.. I'd wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever," another message read, according to the sheriff's office. Wix wrote that he wanted to die and "have fun doing it," authorities said. Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood said on CNN Sunday that authorities had recovered a .22-caliber hunting rifle and 400 rounds of ammo in Wix's apartment. Wix had initially told investigators he did not own any firearms but that he was fascinated with mass shootings, the sheriff's office said. Wix was being held without bond Sunday at the Volusia County Branch Jail. CNN could not immediately determine Sunday whether Wix had an attorney. And in Ohio, 20-year-old James Patrick Reardon was arrested for allegedly threatening to carry out a shooting at a Youngstown Jewish community center. An Instagram account belonging to Reardon shared a video that showed a man firing a gun, New Middletown Police Chief Vincent D'Egidio told CNN. The post -- which was shown to an officer out on an unrelated call -- tagged the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, D'Egidio said. It's unclear whether the man shooting the gun was Reardon or someone else. Andy Lipkin, the executive vice-president of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, said the post was accompanied by a caption that read, "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as local white nationalist Seamus O'Rearedon" -- Seamus being a Gaelic version of Reardon's name. The rest of the Instagram account contained anti-Semitic comments, white nationalist content, and images of Reardon or someone else shooting guns, D'Egidio said. A search warrant was executed and authorities found a cache of weapons and ammunition, D'Egidio told CNN. Reardon was arrested without incident and booked into the Mahoning County Jail on Saturday on one count of telecommunications harassment and one count of aggravated menacing, according to online jail records. He's set to be arraigned Monday morning, the police chief said. It was unclear whether Reardon was represented by an attorney. https://start.att.net/news/read/article/cnn-there_could_have_been_three_more_mass_shootings_if-cnn2/category/news
  17. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-green-new-deal-president-reportedly-considering-buying-greenland-n1042966?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma How many years left for elections? US better hurry up.
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