Thursday, December 21, 2017
Today at @baseballpro: Everybody's upset about the Marlins. Players. Fans. Even Scott Boras. But you know who's not? The hedge fund that will make a ton of money if the team does well, and potentially even more if it doesn't. https://t.co/8XvZc2AVFb— Rob Mains Your Days Be Merry and Bright (@Cran_Boy) December 20, 2017
Bill O'Reilly obviously wanted the non-disclosure included in the agreements because he didn't want the women speaking out about what he did or said. The problem, of course, is that it goes two ways. He has to keep his yap shut too. If he starts going around saying he didn't do anything, that violates the agreement.
There's a good chance those details are going to come out now.
The company that owns Variety just paid over $100 million for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Jann Wenner will stay on in some capacity, according to the article.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
President Trump had to take the page down. From the Washington Post...
The Trump White House has not responded to any of the petitions that have circulated on the site since the president took office, many of which have taken a particularly grave tone.
Other popular petitions on the site this year included those calling on Trump to put his businesses and financial assets in a blind trust (356,000), asking for the anti-fascist organization Antifa to be recognized as a terrorist organization (366,000), asking that the liberal financier George Soros also be declared a terrorist (152,000) and calling on President Trump to resign (138,000).
We're not a very serious people, are we?
The Kaempfer’s Woodpecker, once thought extinct, now has its first protected habitat through a 593-acre land purchase in central Brazil’s Cerrado biome, the world’s most biodiverse tropical savanna.
Read all about it here.
(Photo by Instituto Araguaia)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The more I see of Disney's 'Hall of Presidents' Trump, the more I'm convinced they made a Hillary one first and had to redo it pic.twitter.com/vJTMnZPak8— maple cocaine (@historyinflicks) December 19, 2017
Along with cracking down on violence both on and off the platform, Twitter says the rules will apply to anyone who intimidates a user or group in an effort to silence their viewpoints or voice. That now includes anyone that uses their profile’s user name, display name or profile bio. Hateful imagery will also now be banned as sensitive material.
The president just lost about a dozen twitter uses he has retweeted over the years.
Monday, December 18, 2017
“We dealt with rainstorms on steroids,” Weinberg recalls. “And Doug Preston called a spot in the jungle ‘more Jurassic than Jurassic Park.’ ”
They were there to search for The Lost City of the Monkey God (or Ciudad Blanca), a quest that began with an Elkins video shoot in 1994.
Weinberg, 73, and Elkins, 66, have been friends since the 1970s.
“It became something of an obsession for both of us,” Weinberg writes in his book, Chasing the Lost City: Chronicles of Discovery in Honduras (Eckhartz Press, 2017), a pictorial and personal companion to Preston’s 2017 New York Times bestseller, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story.
“Nearly every night I wrote my personal impressions [17 chronicles in 2012; 12 more in 2015] of our journeys into the unknown.”
Read the whole story at the link. I love their illustration of Tom too.
Congratulations to the following, very deserving, recipients of 2017 Illinois Youth Soccer Awards. Each of the award winners will be honored at the Illinois Youth Soccer Awards Banquet on March 2.
Competitive Coaches Of Year:
Frank Mateus, Rockford Raptors*
Craig Snower, FC United
TOPSoccer Coaches Of Year:
Cary Claver, Grove United TOPSoccer
TOPSoccer Buddies Of Year:
Jenna Birdsell, Trevian TOPSoccer
Alex Narel, Park RidgeTOPSoccer
Zoey Kolhoff, Kaneland TOPSoccer
Matthew Birkshire, Chicago TOPSoccer
Demosphere Administrator Of Year:
Jan Berkley, Young Sportsmen's Soccer League
Volunteer Of Year:
Shawn Danhouser, Chicago TOPSoccer
Rick Kaempfer, Green White Soccer Club
Steve Samuelson, Green White Soccer Club
Young Referees Of Year:
TOPSoccer Community Partner Of Year
Maine South High School
More winners still to be announced
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO OUR HONOREES!