Trump is in Mar-A-Lago for the 15th time in 11 weeks. After lamenting how lazy Obama was and that he would be too busy to vacation.
President Obama golfed 306 times in 8 years, about 0.75 per week. Trump is currently at 1.36, nearly double the rate of President Obama. Each trip costs 41 million. If Trump retains the presidency and maintains his current rate of taxpayer rape, he’ll surpass Obama’s 8-year total travel costs in only 10 months.
Taylor Swift at Nos. 1 & 4 on Billboard Hot 100, as Cardi B Moves Up to No. 2
By: Gary Trust for Billboard Date: September 11th 2017
Swift reigns for a second week with “Look What You Made Me Do” & debuts with “…Ready for It?” Plus, as Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” rises 3-2, solo women control the top two for the first time in almost three years.
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 23). Swift also debuts at No. 4 on the Hot 100 with “…Ready for It?,” with both songs previewing her new album Reputation, due Nov. 10.
Meanwhile, Cardi B bumps 3-2 with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” marking the first time in nearly three years that solo women (in lead roles) rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Hot 100.
Also notably, Charlie Puth’s “Attention,” at No. 7 on the Hot 100, takes over as the most-heard song on U.S. radio, as it crowns the Radio Songs chart.
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 12).
ST. LOUIS PARK, MN / ACCESSWIRE / August 9, 2017 / World-renowned band Green Day donated their very first tour bus to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.
Green Day’s makeshift tour bus is an old bookmobile van that drummer Tre Cool’s dad refurbished into a unique tour bus. The bus also served as the venue for Green Days first interview with MTV News.
Without the bookmobile, Green Day wouldn’t have been able to make it to their gigs all over the country. This piece of history isn’t done yet. Wheels For Wishes plans to have the bookmobile restored, after which it will be sent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.
The proceeds from auctioning this donation will go towards helping Make-A- Wish grant wishes to local children.
Meanwhile, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” at No. 2 on the Hot 100, becomes the most-streamed song of the week, reaching No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, and Sam Smith soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 5 with “Too Good at Goodbyes,” marking his highest debut and fifth top 10. The track also launches atop the Digital Song Sales chart as the week’s best-selling download.
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 19).
The Easterbunny Comes to NGC 4725 : At first called Easterbunny by its discovery team, officially named Makemake is the second brightest dwarf planet of the Kuiper belt. The icy world appears twice in this astronomical image, based on data taken on June 29 and 30 of the bright spiral galaxy NGC 4725. Makemake is marked by short red lines, its position shifting across a homemade telescopes field-of-view over two nights along a distant orbit. On those dates nearly coincident with the line-of-sight to the spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, Makemake was about 52.5 astronomical units or 7.3 light-hours away. NGC 4725 is over 100,000 light-years across and 41 million light-years distant. Makemake is now known to have at least one moon. NGC 4725 is a famous one-armed spiral galaxy. via NASA
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Sansukh Graphic Novel Pages 41-44 After 1 million years here’s an update- I’m really busy with summer school so don’t expect these to pop up like gophers in a yard, on a side note im now to 95 sansukh illustrations and we’re almost done with chapter 1!!!! :–DDD
Black Africans, who were a large portion of Argentina’s population in the early 19th century, seem to have vanished. Or have they?
According to historical accounts, Africans first arrived in Argentina in the late 16th century in the region now called the Rio de la Plata, which includes Buenos Aires, primarily to work in agriculture and as domestic servants. By the late 18th century and early 19th century, black Africans were numerous in parts of Argentina, accounting for up to half the population in some provinces, including Santiago del Estero, Catamarca, Salta and Córdoba.
Slavery was officially abolished in 1813, but the practice remained in place until about 1853. Ironically, at about this time, the black population of Argentina began to plunge.
Historians generally attribute two major factors to this sudden “mass disappearance” of black Africans from the country – the deadly war against Paraguay from 1865-1870 (in which thousands of blacks fought on the frontlines for the Argentine military) as well as various other wars; and the onset of yellow fever in Buenos Aires in 1871.
The heavy casualties suffered by black Argentines in military combat created a huge gender gap among the African population – a circumstance that appears to have led black women to mate with whites, further diluting the black population. Many other black Argentines fled to neighboring Brazil and Uruguay, which were viewed as somewhat more hospitable to them.
Others claim something more nefarious at work.
It has been alleged that the president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, sought to wipe out blacks from the country in a policy of covert genocide through extremely repressive policies (including possibly the forced recruitment of Africans into the army and by forcing blacks to remain in neighborhoods where disease would decimate them in the absence of adequate health care).
By 1895, there were reportedly so few blacks left in Argentina that the government did not even bother registering African-descended people in the national census.
The CIA World Factbook currently notes that Argentina is 97 percent white (primarily comprising people descended from Spanish and Italian immigrants), thereby making it the “whitest” nation in Latin America.
But blacks did not really vanish from Argentina – despite attempts by the government to eliminate them (partially by encouraging large-scale immigration in the late 19th and 20th century from Europe and the Near East). Rather, they remain a hidden and forgotten part of Argentine society.
“People of mixed ancestry are often not considered ‘black’ in Argentina, historically, because having black ancestry was not considered proper,” said Alejandro Frigerio, an anthropologist at the Universidad Catolica de Buenos Aires, according to Planete Afrique.
“Today the term ‘negro’ is used loosely on anyone with slightly darker skin, but they can be descendants of indigenous Indians [or] Middle Eastern immigrants.”
AfricaVive, a black empowerment group founded in Buenos Aires in the late 1990s, claimed that there are 1 million Argentines of black African descent in the country (out of a total population of about 41 million). A report in the Washington Post even suggested that 10 percent of Buenos Aires’ population may have African blood (even if they are classified as “whites” by the census).
“People for years have accepted the idea that there are no black people in Argentina,” Miriam Gomes, a professor of literature at the University of Buenos Aires, who is part black herself, told the Post.
“Even the schoolbooks here accepted this as a fact. But where did that leave me?”
She also explained that almost no one in Argentina with black blood in their veins will admit to it.
“Without a doubt, racial prejudice is great in this society, and people want to believe that they are white,” she said. “Here, if someone has one drop of white blood, they call themselves white.”
Gomes also told the San Francisco Chronicle that after many decades of white immigration into Argentina, people with African blood have been able to blend in and conceal their origins.
Ironically, Argentina’s most famous cultural gift to the world – the tango – came from the African influence.
“The first paintings of people dancing the tango are of people of African descent,” Gomes added.
On a broader scale, the “elimination” of blacks from the country’s history and consciousness reflected the long-cherished desire of successive Argentine governments to imagine the country as an “all-white” extension of Western Europe in Latin America.
“There is a silence about the participation of Afro-Argentines in the history and building of Argentina, a silence about the enslavement and poverty,” said Paula Brufman, an Argentine law student and researcher, according to Planete Afrique.
“The denial and disdain for the Afro community shows the racism of an elite that sees Africans as undeveloped and uncivilized.”
Five Marlins executives travel to Japan to officially sign Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal worth approximately $2 million. The 41-year-old outfielder is expected to play a pinch-hiting role for the team, when not filling in for injured outfielders.
Dear diary day 3 million and 41 and ½ today I saw the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. It was the second time in my life that I have seen the monstrosity. Luckily I escaped unnoticed. I know they say quote pics or it didn’t happen unquote, but I was driving so I kind of couldn’t have taken a picture. But yes I did see the weiner.
[Article] BigBang is 54th in FORBES: “CELEB 100: THE WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID CELEBRITIES OF 2016”
Taylor Swift has a certain attachment to the number 1989–it’s the year of her birth, the title of her latest multiplatinum album and the name of her record-smashing tour. She may soon have a new favorite: 170 million. That’s the number of dollars she raked in over the past year, easily enough to land her the No. 1 spot on the FORBES Celebrity 100 list of the world’s highest-paid entertainers.
The world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.1 billion pretax during our June 2015 to June 2016 scoring period, more than the GDP of Belize, Gambia and Bhutan combined. Fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Figures are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves. The result is the definitive index of who’s making what in the global business of fame.
In order to form the Celebrity 100, FORBES evaluates front-of-the-camera talent across the entire entertainment world–idols from Hollywood to Bollywood appear alongside Swedish soccer stars and American basketball players–creating a truly international list. One third of this year’s Celeb 100 honorees hail from outside the U.S.
Among them: British songstress Adele (No. 9, $80.5 million), the only musician on our list who made more than half her money from music; Chinese actor Jackie Chan (No. 21, $61 million), whose mainland movies make him the world’s second-highest-paid actor;South Korean boyband Big Bang (No. 54, $44 million), the top earning K-Pop act of all time; and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (No. 99, $30.5 million), who boasts fragrance and beauty deals with Chanel and Carolina Herrera, plus her own lines of lingerie and skincare.
There is plenty of geographical diversity on the list, but the Celeb 100 underscores the chronic pay gap in the entertainment world: there are only 15 women on the list, down from 16 last year.
Still, there are hopeful signs–starting with outspoken stars like last year’s cover story subject, Katy Perry, who earned $135 million last year and added another $41 million to claim the No. 66 spot on this year’s list.
Arp 159 and NGC 4725 : Pointy stars and peculiar galaxies span this cosmic snapshot, a telescopic view toward the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. Bright enough to show off diffraction spikes, the stars are in the foreground of the scene, well within our own Milky Way. But the two prominent galaxies lie far beyond our own, some 41 million light-years distant. Also known as NGC 4747, the smaller distorted galaxy at left is the 159th entry in the Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, with extensive tidal tails indicative of strong gravitational interactions in its past. At about a 100,000 light-years across, its likely companion on the right is the much larger NGC 4725. At first glance NGC 4725 appears to be a normal spiral galaxy, its central region dominated by the yellowish light of cool, older stars giving way to younger hot blue star clusters along dusty spiral outskirts. Still, NGC 4725 does look a little odd with only one main spiral arm. via NASA
(NASA) Arp 159 and NGC 4725 Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Leshin
Pointy stars and peculiar galaxies span this cosmic snapshot, a telescopic view toward the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. Bright enough to show off diffraction spikes, the stars are in the foreground of the scene, well within our own Milky Way. But the two prominent galaxies lie far beyond our own, some 41 million light-years distant. Also known as NGC 4747, the smaller distorted galaxy at left is the 159th entry in the Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, with extensive tidal tails indicative of strong gravitational interactions in its past. At about a 100,000 light-years across, its likely companion on the right is the much larger NGC 4725. At first glance NGC 4725 appears to be a normal spiral galaxy, its central region dominated by the yellowish light of cool, older stars giving way to younger hot blue star clusters along dusty spiral outskirts. Still, NGC 4725 does look a little odd with only one main spiral arm.
question: if the jews don't blame the children of the nazis for the holocaust, because, you know, they kind of didn't exist back then, then why do people blame the slave owners children for stuff they weren't alive nor existed for? just wanting to know, really, if they're so similar. (not that i'm saying they should forgive and forget because it's fine to not forgive or forget, but yeah. as far as im aware slavery doesnt occur like that anymore and racism still happens today (continued))
We are not blaming white folks. This ain’t no emotional temper tantrum against white folks.
Jewish people sought reparations in the 50s and 90s and were financed handsomely for the Holocaust, from various countries including France, Austria, Germany, and even the US. The last one baffles me.
The Holocaust lasted from ‘41-'45 with 6 million casualties.
The African Maafa lasted some 500 years with upwards of 100 million casualties.
America wasn’t shit before African slave labor. Our ancestors literally built this country from infrastructure to the literal economy. Our ancestors fought in every single war and were on this land before and throughout the America’s inception.
We were promised land and resources after slavery. Yet we were never compensated for the plight of our ancestors. While the wealth that our ancestors created was used for white institutions and created generational wealth and made America a global powerhouse.
When we ask to get the reparations we were promised from the US Government, the same US Government that cut checks to the Native Americans, the Jewish community, the Japanese, etc. we are told to get over it.
We never got our 40 acres and mule, we just got the right to vote 50 years ago, we had to fight for our rights for a college education, fair housing, human rights, you know the essentials.
We bought the groceries, prepared the food, and served the meal, and Everybody ate off of us. But when its our turn to get a plate everybody at the table full off the meal with bagged up leftovers, talking bout aint nothing left, while we starving.