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Search for Widespread Voter Fraud Finds Very Little Voter Fraud

“The whole concept of voter impersonation fraud is such a horribly exaggerated problem,” one expert says

Inside the Far-Right’s Fight for College Campuses

In her new book ‘Raising Them Right,’ journalist Kyle Spencer chronicles life on the front lines of the culture wars

Twitter is now having trouble paying some employees on time

Employees hit with overdraft fees after paychecks fail to show up on schedule.

Ukrainian families reunite with children they say Russia kidnapped, put up for adoption

ABC News’ Britt Clennett speaks with the Ukrainian children that were brought into Russia, some of the more than 11,000 the government says have been deported.

Awesome Things Volume 106

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Bob Dylan’s Publisher Admits $600 Books Had Replica Autographs

Online sleuths had doubted the “hand-signed” copies of The Philosophy of Modern Song, which came with an authenticity certificate from Simon & Schuster

Bolt

Bolt: Directed by Byron Howard, Chris Williams. With John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. I ran into a discussion about Read the full article…

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

In Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Ratchet and Clank once again team up for an all-new adventure that combines diverse gameplay with elements of action, exploration, adventure, puzzle-solving, strategy, and role-playing into one experience. Together with the Q-Force, Ratchet and Clank set off to uncover the schemes of the sinister Dr. Nefarious and keep Read the full article…

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind: Directed by Ron Howard. With Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer. After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. I was surprised to recognize Anthony Rapp as one of the college fellows at the beginning of the Read the full article…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: Directed by Chad Stahelski. With Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne. John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins’ guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. IMHO Read the full article…

William Shatner Presents The Tek War Chronicles. Volume 2

Jake Cardigan’s quest to piece together his fractured life is interrupted when it’s discovered that a new, deadlier strain of Tek called ‘grease’ is infecting r This is a much different adaptation than the Marvel Comics version that came out a long while before this one. This has more violence, more sexual content, and more Read the full article…

MCS Top Posts for the week ending 2022-11-25

Here’s this week’s Top Stuff

Doom

Doom: Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. With Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Deobia Oparei. Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines. I received this as a reward for spending money with Universal and I was blessed with Read the full article…

Biden extends student loan repayment freeze as forgiveness program is tied up in courts | CNN Politics

The Biden administration is yet again extending the pause on federal student loan payments, a benefit that began in March 2020 to help people who were struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paramount Scraps Simon & Schuster Sale to Penguin Random House, Will Get $200M Kill Fee

The decision comes after a federal judge blocked the proposed merger on antitrust grounds. Via

Signs

Signs: Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin. A widowed former reverend living with his children and brother on a Pennsylvania farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields, which suggests something more frightening to come. I was reminded that I own this on HD-DVD when I found Read the full article…

Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year

Layoffs reportedly hit the Alexa team hard as the company’s biggest money loser.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection .

Clerks III

Clerks III: Directed by Kevin Smith. With Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Vincent Pereira, Mike Zapcic. Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all. I’m a fan of Kevin Smith’s work and how he can captivate an Read the full article…

Vesper

Vesper: Directed by Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper. With Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan, Rosy McEwen, Richard Brake. Struggling to survive with her father after the collapse of Earth’s ecosystem, 13-year-old Vesper must use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the future. A perfectly weird film with a weird plot and weird scene. The Read the full article…

Star Trek / X-Men : Planet X

“Based on Star Trek: the Next Generation created by Gene Roddenberry. X-Men based on the Marvel comic book.” There’s a pretty good comic book that precedes this book and I had a pretty good time reading that, so I figured I’d give this book a try, as it was only $0.99 at the time. This Read the full article…

The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil: Directed by Paul Feig. With Kit Young, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cate Blanchett, Liam Woon. Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good Read the full article…

Disney Shocker: Bob Iger Returning as CEO, Bob Chapek Exits

Disney’s board of directors said that Iger “has agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, with a mandate from the Board to set the strategic direction for renewed growth” and to identify a successor. Via

Captain America

Captain America: Directed by Rod Holcomb. With Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Robin Mattson. A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero. I bought this two movie dvd on a whim, it was only $6 and came from Shout Factory, so why not? Read the full article…

Sylvester Stallone Gets Candid About Career, Regrets, Feuds: “I Thought I Knew Everything”

At 76 years old, the Hollywood icon is still fighting: On his battle for the ‘Rocky’ rights, the future of ‘Rambo,’ his pivot to TV (‘Tulsa King’ and a reality show), and the time he turned down $34 million for a movie role.

Captain America II: Death Too Soon

Captain America II: Death Too Soon: Directed by Ivan Nagy. With Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman, Christopher Lee. The star spangled hero must battle a villain’s plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process. The second of two films, there’s a bit of re-used stuff at the beginning that Read the full article…

Jason David Frank, Power Rangers Actor, Dead at 49

Jason David Frank, the actor best known for portraying the Green and White Rangers on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died

Greg Bear (1951-2022)

Five-time Nebula winner Greg Bear died November 19, a week after heart surgery from which he never awoke. A CT scan showed stroke damage was caused to many parts of the brain by clots that had been hiding in a false lumen of the anterior artery to the brain ever since an earlier surgery eight Read the full article…

Senate report concludes FBI and DHS are not adequately focused on domestic extremists

Report also faults social-media platforms for encouraging the spread of violent and antigovernment content.

Musk reinstates Trump’s suspended Twitter account following poll | CBC News

Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter on Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Biden’s election victory.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once: Directed by Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert. With Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong. An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, in which she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. I’ve heard good Read the full article…

Attorney General Merrick Garland names special counsel in Justice Dept.’s Trump probes

Garland named John L. Smith, a former federal prosecutor with experience at the Hague, as special counsel. Smith will focus on Trump’s handling of classified documents and Jan. 6.

Theranos Scammer Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to More Than 11 Years Behind Bars

Holmes was found guilty in January of lying to investors to make millions for blood-testing technology that she claimed would revolutionize healthcare but didn’t actually work

Leaving Twitter’s Walled Garden

This post is part of a series on Mastodon and the fediverse. We also have a post on privacy and security on Mastodon, and why the fediverse will be great—if we don’t screw it up, and more are on the way. You can follow EFF on Mastodon here.A wave of people have announced that they’re Read the full article…

60% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck heading into the peak shopping season

The rising cost of living is straining household budgets just as the season of spending kicks into high gear.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing: Directed by George Miller. With Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Erdil Yasaroglu, Sarah Houbolt. A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did, the trailer was pretty vague Read the full article…

California Democratic Rep. Porter reelected after tough race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic Rep. Katie Porter was reelected Thursday after a bruising campaign in Southern California, where she spent over $24 million to defend her seat in a closely divided coastal district.

Secret Headquarters

Secret Headquarters: Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman. With Owen Wilson, Michael Peña, Walker Scobell, Jesse Williams. While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains attack, they must team up to defend the headquarters and save the world. I Read the full article…

Panicked Elon Musk Reportedly Begging Engineers Not to Leave

According to former Uber engineer Gergely Orosz, “far fewer than expected [developers]” are willing to work with Musk at Twitter.

“Positively Dystopian”: Federal Judge Blocks Florida Stop WOKE Act

A federal judge has blocked Florida’s so-called Stop WOKE Act.

GOP operative found guilty of funneling Russian money to Donald Trump

A longtime Ron Paul aide helped a Russian businessman get into a Trump fundraiser; Trump later pardoned him for another campaign finance crime.

MCS Top Posts for the week ending 2022-11-18

Here’s this week’s Top Stuff

Following a legendary run, Nancy Pelosi agrees to pass the torch

Not to put too fine a point on this, but lawmakers and leaders with records like Nancy Pelosi’s tend to have buildings named after them.

Star Trek’s First Comic Ever Sells for Record Price at Auction

While Star Trek is currently entering a brand new era for its comics, one fan spent a record-second sum to own a piece of Star Trek’s comic book history. A copy of Star Trek #1 — originally published by Gold Key Comics in 1967, marking the first appearance of the Star Trek franchise in comics Read the full article…

Jay Leno seriously burned after his car bursts into flames in garage of LA home

The US comedian is an avid car collector and has more than 200 vehicles housed at a garage in Burbank, north of Los Angeles.

Democrat Katie Hobbs defeats MAGA favorite Kari Lake in high-stakes race for governor in Arizona

Hobbs defeated a Republican many thought was the strongest of the pro-Trump election deniers running in swing states President Joe Biden carried in 2020.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke. The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa. There is nearly nothing about this film that I enjoyed. I hate to say that, as Chadwick Read the full article…

Don’t Worry Darling

Don’t Worry Darling: Directed by Olivia Wilde. With Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde. A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets. A rather fantastic look into what we get when we ask for too much from Read the full article…

Pine needles, cats, football and voting

I needed to blow off my roof, so I bought a ladder and got up there and got it done.  It was surprising how physically taxing the entire thing was, and I even used an electric leaf blower! Here’s what the roof looked like afterwards.  I really need to wash the sides of the house, Read the full article…

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