2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Woof » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:42 pm

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Hurricane Silikovitz Harvey strikes the Texas coast.
At least it's not a worldwide h-bomb.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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arjavrawal wrote:
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Seb Gorka is out at the White House.
And speaking of the White House, Trump has pardoned (Former) Sheriff Joe (Arpaio) of Maricopa County

Sheriff Joe is also the only reason I know of Maricopa County (Phoenix) in the first place...
Maricopa is also one of the hottest places in the country I believe.
My son considered going to college there and went out for a visit. A few days in Phoenix in June convinced him it wasn't a place he wanted to spend the next four years of his life.
My dad's brother recently visited the US with his family for the first time ever. Part of their trip was a visit to the good ol' Grand Canyon. As we were descending onto the runway at Sky Harbor my cousin began complaining about how it was getting hotter and hotter.
I hope that they had a good time at the Grand Canyon nonetheless. Even the South Rim is at high enough elevation that the heat should be partly abated. That being said, only the hardy should brave a descent into the canyon very far in summertime. Phantom Ranch in summertime can be brutally hot.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:58 am

Dow Chemical and DuPont have completed their merger into DowDuPont
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-dow- ... SKCN1BC4MO

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:23 pm

Peggy Whitson returns to Earth after 665 days in space, the longest of any US astronaut and the longest of any female astronaut
https://jezebel.com/astronaut-peggy-whi ... 1798796611
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Whitson

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President Trump announces the delayed repeal of the Obama-era DACA program. The acronym stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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TV Shows
American Horror Story (Season 7): Cult
Freddie Highmore as autistic doctor: The Good Doctor
Marvel's Inhumans (Karnak, Maximus, Medusa, Gorgon, Crystal & Black Bolt)
The Orville with Seth Macfarlane as a space captain

TV Show Remakes
Dynasty
S.W.A.T.


TV Show Comebacks with Returning Cast Members
Roseanne
Will & Grace


Books
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & (his son) Owen King
Artemis by Andy Weir (author of The Martian)

Movies
Battle of the Sexes (Emma Stone as Billie Jean King) (Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs) [That's tennis]
Colin Firth & Taron Egerton in Kingsmen: The Golden Circle (sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service)
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049
Thor: Ragnarok

Record Album
Rainbow by Kesha

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:18 pm

A Legacy of Spies a book by John le Carré with character Peter Guillam a colleague of George Smiley

Ozark - Netflix show with star Jason Bateman as head of Byrde family featuring drugs and money laundering in the Ozarks

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Post by OrangeSAM » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:16 am

Volante wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:23 pm
Peggy Whitson returns to Earth after 665 days in space, the longest of any US astronaut and the longest of any female astronaut
https://jezebel.com/astronaut-peggy-whi ... 1798796611
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Whitson

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To be more precise, the 665 days cover three missions.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:23 am
President Trump announces the delayed repeal of the Obama-era DACA program. The acronym stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Those protected by DACA--undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children--are referred to as "Dreamers". The term "Dreamers" comes from the proposed DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, which would have offered legal status in return for attending college or joining the military. Congress never passed the DREAM Act.

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Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:28 pm
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President Trump announces the delayed repeal of the Obama-era DACA program. The acronym stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Those protected by DACA--undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children--are referred to as "Dreamers". The term "Dreamers" comes from the proposed DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, which would have offered legal status in return for attending college or joining the military. Congress never passed the DREAM Act.
I was wondering about that, but never bothered to look it up. Thanks for the extra info.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:50 pm

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz the 5th book in the Millennium series begun by Steig Larsson.

HBO series The Deuce by David Simon & George Pelecanos who did The Wire. James Franco & Maggie Gyllenhaal are the stars in the show about New York City's Times Square area in the early 1970s with drugs, mob, hookers and the porn industry.

The name "The Deuce" comes from a nickname for (copied from Wikipedia) 42nd Street (Manhattan) between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:23 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz the 5th book in the Millennium series begun by Steig Larsson.
Stieg.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:23 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz the 5th book in the Millennium series begun by Steig Larsson.
Stieg.
Figures I would get Lagercrantz right and botch Stieg. Thanks.

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Post by seaborgium » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:39 pm

Too bad it's not Steig; we could B&A him with the creator of Shrek.

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Post by seaborgium » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 pm

Okay, they probably won't ask about him on J!, but he's a public enough figure that it feels right to post about this here.

Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, and general comic book titan (and husband of fellow 2010 ToC alum Christine Valada) has died.

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seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Okay, they probably won't ask about him on J!, but he's a public enough figure that it feels right to post about this here.

Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, and general comic book titan (and husband of fellow 2010 ToC alum Christine Valada) has died.
Did you meet him when you were at the TOC?

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Post by seaborgium » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:53 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:31 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Okay, they probably won't ask about him on J!, but he's a public enough figure that it feels right to post about this here.

Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, and general comic book titan (and husband of fellow 2010 ToC alum Christine Valada) has died.
Did you meet him when you were at the TOC?
No, I met him when I went to Christine's QF viewing at their home, and at a few WQC quizzes over the years.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:31 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Okay, they probably won't ask about him on J!, but he's a public enough figure that it feels right to post about this here.

Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, and general comic book titan (and husband of fellow 2010 ToC alum Christine Valada) has died.
Did you meet him when you were at the TOC?
No, I met him when I went to Christine's QF viewing at their home, and at a few WQC quizzes over the years.
I watched him on this game show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBKFjJkT4E

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Post by seaborgium » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:10 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Okay, they probably won't ask about him on J!, but he's a public enough figure that it feels right to post about this here.

Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, and general comic book titan (and husband of fellow 2010 ToC alum Christine Valada) has died.
georgespelvin made a thread about it here.

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Post by Volante » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:45 am

https://deadspin.com/sloane-stephens-do ... 1802965222

Sloane Stephens (unseeded in the tournament, 83rd in the world at the time) wins the US Open after defeating Venus Williams and Madison Keys.

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