2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:26 pm

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year, based on how frequently it was searched for, is feminism.

Runners-up: complicit, dotard, empathy, federalism, gaffe, gyro, hurricane, recuse, and syzygy.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore to be Alabama Senator.

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Post by Volante » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:40 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore to be Alabama Senator.

You’re welcome.
Geeze, it was the other way around 30 minutes ago...

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Post by alietr » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:57 am

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore to be Alabama Senator.

You’re welcome.
Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:04 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:40 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore to be Alabama Senator.

You’re welcome.
Geeze, it was the other way around 30 minutes ago...
The last precincts to report were urban areas where much of Jones’ base resides.

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Post by SweepingDeveloper » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:04 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:04 am
Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:40 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore to be Alabama Senator.

You’re welcome.
Geeze, it was the other way around 30 minutes ago...
The last precincts to report were urban areas where much of Jones’ base resides.
Check out this article conerning Jones' win (www.cbsnews.com/news/doug-jones-wins-al ... 017-12-13/)
I haven't seen that HUGE a margin of victory among minority voters in...EVER.

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Post by Blue Lion » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:17 pm

Class of 2018 inductees into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone in the Performers category. In addition, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was inducted as an Early Influencer.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... ss-w513945

The Boeing 747, the original "jumbo jet" that made its debut in January 1969, will take its final commercial flight on a U.S. carrier on December 19, flying from Seoul to Detroit. Several foreign carriers will continue to fly the 747:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/end-era-boein ... 16625.html

The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kobe Bryant's uniform numbers. Yes, "numbers", plural. He originally wore #8. Midway through his career, he switched to #24, and had comparable statistics with each number:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2749 ... retirement

Ringo Starr will join Paul McCartney as a Knight of the British Empire. All four Beatles were named Members of the British Empire in 1966.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/hard-day-apos ... 46603.html
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:10 pm

My final comment on the election is this fun fact: Based on write-ins, Nick Saban came in third.

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Post by Volante » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 am

Disney buys Fox (sans News and Sports) for $52.4 billion.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353545

Disney now has the X-Men and Fantastic Four.

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Volante wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 am
Disney buys Fox (sans News and Sports) for $52.4 billion.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353545
Disney now has the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Fans of the Marvel cinematic universe and Marvel vs. Capcom video games will be pretty excited.
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Post by alietr » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:13 am

Volante wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 am
Disney buys Fox (sans News and Sports) for $52.4 billion.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353545

Disney now has the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Sans the television stations as well.

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Post by Blue Lion » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:16 am

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:10 pm
My final comment on the election is this fun fact: Based on write-ins, Nick Saban came in third.
Like you, Saban is "also receiving votes".

I find it interesting that in Alabama, write-ins are counted only if the total number of write-ins exceeds the margin of victory.

In my home state of Michigan, write-ins are not counted unless cast for a candidate who had filed a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy. Which means no more votes for Disney characters.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:01 am

Chris Matthews joins Al Franken and Louis CK in the Power Players Hall of Shame.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/36529 ... sexual?amp

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:41 pm

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 on NBC

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

Jesus: John Legend
King Herod: Alice Cooper

That already makes it better than that A Christmas Story: Live that Fox aired two days ago.

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Post by Blue Lion » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:03 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 on NBC

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

Jesus: John Legend
King Herod: Alice Cooper

That already makes it better than that A Christmas Story: Live that Fox aired two days ago.
Unless National Lampoon is producing the show, I'll bet that Herod won't be singing "No More Mister Nice Guy" after he orders the Slaughter Of The Innocents.

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Post by Volante » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:54 pm

Per AP, Papa John, aka John Schnatter, aka that freaking guy, is stepping down as CEO of Papa John's.


Edit: Huh. The forum embeds tweets. Did we know that? I didn't know that...

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm
Sue Grafton's latest Kinsey Millhone novel goes back to the old naming convention, Y is for Yesterday.
And there it ends. Grafton has died at 77 of cancer.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... s.amp.html

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Post by 9021amyers » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm
Sue Grafton's latest Kinsey Millhone novel goes back to the old naming convention, Y is for Yesterday.
And there it ends. Grafton has died at 77 of cancer.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... s.amp.html
It’s the airplane novel completist’s version of a marathon runner collapsing in the last mile of the race.

26 miles in the alphabet, 26 miles in the marathon. Synergy.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm
Sue Grafton's latest Kinsey Millhone novel goes back to the old naming convention, Y is for Yesterday.
And there it ends. Grafton has died at 77 of cancer.

Grafton's sister, who announced her death, said, "The alphabet now ends at Y.”

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by seaborgium » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:56 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm
Sue Grafton's latest Kinsey Millhone novel goes back to the old naming convention, Y is for Yesterday.
And there it ends. Grafton has died at 77 of cancer.

Grafton's sister, who announced her death, said, "The alphabet now ends at Y.”
Her daughter announced her death and said that.

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