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Halloween candy rated….

The New York Daily news does its review…

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Even Willy Wonka would say oompa loompa doompety don’t eat.

It’s that time of the year where children trudge out in the streets hoping to be rewarded with that rare gem of a full-size candy bar, but even if you can’t break them off a generous piece of that Kit Kat, you can do them the service of avoiding these sugary outcasts this Halloween.

Here’s a look at some of the worst treats no one should ever be tricked into ingesting.

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Trump help’s NFL players and Owners bond….

The more he makes noise about the players kneeling?

The more he forces the owners to back the players , who make them money…..

Atta Guy Donald !

Donald Trump inadvertently may have guaranteed there is no work stoppage in the NFL in 2021.

The 10-year collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2020 season and NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith said in August, “I think that the likelihood of either a strike or a lockout is almost a virtual certainty.”

Smith, a former trial lawyer and litigation partner in a Washington, D.C., law firm, is a natural at agitating and lives for confrontation. He has four more years to get the players worked up. Of course, half of them will be out of the league by then.

His posturing had already begun… and along came Trump.

The moment Trump called any player who was not standing for the National Anthem a “son of a bitch,” he created a bond between the players and the owners that had never before existed. The owners had to defend the players. The players appreciated the support of the owners.

Even though seven owners had contributed $1 million to either Trump’s campaign or inauguration, they had to side with their employees…..

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Weinstein and Democrats?…How about a $32M O’Reilly Fox Sexual Harassment settle?

Republicans need to look back at themselves….

Between O’Reilly and Trump?

They have NOTHING on the Democrats….

Former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim a month before Fox News extended his contract, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Two people briefed on the matter told the Times that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, knew about the complaints against O’Reilly, which were brought by Fox analyst Lis Wiehl.
The complaint contained allegations of sexual harassment and a nonconsensual sexual relationship with O’Reilly, among other allegations, and was settled for $32 million in January, the Times said.
21st Century Fox and O’Reilly reached a four-year contract extension worth $25 million the following month.
The company announced in April that O’Reilly would not return to Fox News after the Times reported that five women were paid $13 million to settle sexual harassment suits against the network host…..
The settlement marks the sixth and largest agreement reached by O’Reilly and the company to settle harassment allegations against him, according to the Times…
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When Social Media become’s the carrier of falsehoods…

Social media has become the modern day version of the old ‘playing telephone’ game…

Only on a HUGLY bigger scale…

Things that might be truthful  can often be eclipsed by a deliberate or mistaken miss representation of an event….

And the sites’ own humanless data software helps spread the falsehoods….

…..the psychology behind social media platforms — the dynamics that make them such powerful vectors of misinformation in the first place — are at least as important, experts say, especially for those who think they’re immune to being duped. For all the suspicions about social media companies’ motives and ethics, it is the interaction of the technology with our common, often subconscious psychological biases that make so many of us vulnerable to misinformation, and this has largely escaped notice.

Skepticism of online “news” serves as a decent filter much of the time, but our innate biases allow it to be bypassed, researchers have found — especially when presented with the right kind of algorithmically selected “meme.”

At a time when political misinformation is in ready supply, and in demand, “Facebook, Google, and Twitter function as a distribution mechanism, a platform for circulating false information and helping find receptive audiences,” said Brendan Nyhan, a professor of government at Dartmouth College.

For starters, said Colleen Seifert, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, “People have a benevolent view of Facebook, for instance, as a curator, but in fact it does have a motive of its own. What it’s actually doing is keeping your eyes on the site. It’s curating news and information that will keep you watching.”

That kind of curating acts as a fertile host for falsehoods by simultaneously engaging two predigital social-science standbys: the urban myth as “meme,” or viral idea; and individual biases, the automatic, subconscious presumptions that color belief.

The first process is largely data-driven, experts said, and built into social media algorithms. The wide circulation of bizarre, easily debunked rumors — so-called Pizzagate, for example, the canard that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from a Washington-area pizza parlor — is not entirely dependent on partisan fever (though that was its origin).

For one, the common wisdom that these rumors gain circulation because most people conduct their digital lives in echo chambers or “information cocoons” is exaggerated, Dr. Nyhan said.

In a forthcoming paper, Dr. Nyhan and colleagues review the relevant research, including analyses of partisan online news sites and Nielsen data, and find the opposite. Most people are more omnivorous than presumed; they are not confined in warm bubbles containing only agreeable outrage.

But they don’t have to be for fake news to spread fast, research also suggests. Social media algorithms function at one level like evolutionary selection: Most lies and false rumors go nowhere, but the rare ones with appealing urban-myth “mutations” find psychological traction, then go viral…..

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Donald Trump needs to get over the NFL players….

Things like this just makes him look stupid….

Trump launches petition against NFL players’ anthem protests

U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

The move came after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week rejected Trump’s calls to punish players who kneel for the anthem to protest racism. Trump has said the protests are unpatriotic and disrespectful of military veterans.

“The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support,” said the petition issued on Thursday by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence…..

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Megyn Kelly ain’t doing too good over at the ‘Today Show’

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Turns out that former Fox Cable star isn’t what NBC audiances like and want to watch….And she can’t get bookings to show up either….

Megyn Kelly’s slot of the ‘‘Today’’ show desperately needs a ratings boost after less than a month on the air.

On Thursday, Hoda Kotb, the ever-upbeat popular ‘‘Today’’ host from another hour, appeared as a guest. They chatted. They danced. They tried to get the audience on its feet dancing, too

Critics hated the moment.

‘‘I’ve never been so embarrassed,’’ tweeted BuzzFeed News’s Kate Aurthur. ‘‘I feel nothing but second-hand embarrassment for Megyn Kelly,’’ chimed in media critic Ian Miles Cheong. Vulture called the clip ‘‘22 nearly unbearable seconds.’’

Last year, Kelly was a rising star on Fox News, earning national headlines for her dogged questioning of presidential candidate Donald Trump. But her short tenure on NBC’s ‘‘Megyn Kelly Today’’ continues to be challenging both for her and the network.

The show premiered on Sept. 25, and its ratings continue to tank.

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LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs 11-1 to advance to first World Series since 1988

…from the LA Times….

Enrique Hernandez celebrates his grand slam. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Dodgers rout Cubs 11-1 to advance to World Series

  

Bottom of the ninth. Kenley Jansen pitching.

Kris Bryant flied to left.

Anthony Rizzo flied to deep right.

Willson Contreras lined to short.

DODGERS WIN!

image…Enrique Hernandez celebrates his grand slam. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

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The NFL will NOT discipline players who continue to kneel…

Donald Trump loses another one…..

We still have the right of free speech and expression in America…

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the National Football League’s decision to not discipline players who take a knee during the national anthem, calling it a “total disrespect” to the United States.

“The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” the president wrote on Twitter.

On Tuesday, following a meeting with owners and players, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league would not force players to stand for the national anthem….

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NFL Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott free to play for th next two weeks….

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A federal judge opened a big hole for Ezekiel Elliott Tuesday granting a temporary restraining order blocking the NFL’s efforts to suspend the Dallas Cowboys running back for six games over domestic abuse allegations.

The ruling allows Elliott to suit up for Sunday’s Week 7 away game against the San Francisco 49ers, and the game the week after against Washington.

Elliott, whose case has more twists and turns than a busted play, won the latest round in his ongoing contest after a Judge Paul Crotty cited the immediate harm Elliott faced by being sidelined.

The restraining order is in place until Oct. 30….

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Tiger Woods ok to go back to golf….

Doctors have cleared him to resume after his back aliment that kept him in constant pain….

It is unknown how good he will be able to be at his age and after his health and personal problems….

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He HAS been back to swinging the golf clubs…

A day after Tiger Woods posted a video of himself on social media hitting a driver, his manager revealed that the 14-time major champion has been cleared by his doctor to resume full golf activities with no restrictions.

Mark Steinberg told GolfChannel.com that Woods met last week with the doctor who performed his back surgery in April, and that Woods hasn’t experienced any pain in his most recent comeback.

“Tiger met with his doctor last week and got a good report saying he can proceed down the path to continue to hit golf balls with no restrictions,” said Steinberg, who added that he is unsure if Woods has played a round of golf yet. “He’s going to take that news with enthusiasm but caution as well.”

News of Woods’ clearance was first reported by ESPN.com.

The permission to proceed comes nearly six months after Woods underwent anteior lumbar fusion surgery on April 19.

Sharing glimpses of his progress, Woods has been ramping up his golf activity in a series of videos uploaded to social media. He posted a video of himself hitting a pitch shot on Aug. 31, hitting an iron shot on Oct. 7, and taking a full swing with a driver just one day ago….

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Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL….Players continue to kneel…

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He’s probably done with the National Football League…

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.

Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the anthem to bring attention to mistreatment of African-Americans by police. Other players have continued the protests this season, prompting an angry response from President Donald Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of last season and remains a free agent despite a rash of injuries and poor play at the quarterback position.

Mark Geragos, one of Kaepernick’s attorneys, said in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday that he filed the grievance “only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.”….

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There WHERE NFL players that DID kneel before the games yesterday , even after Donald Trump claimed to have have ‘won’ in getting the NFL head Goodell to issue a letter to his bosses the team owners…

Owners are NOT gonna inflame this issue for Trump’s ego…

Major Media coverage on this was ABSENT yesterday…It was left to second tier outfits to report something Trump would NOT like to hear….I wonder why?

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Yes…0-5 NY Giants just beat the Denver Broncos…

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Oct 15, 2017….CBS Sports…

Sunday Night Football features a New York Giants team that just lost its top four receivers to injury against a Denver defense coming off a bye that allows the fewest yards per game in the NFL.

The Broncos are favored by 12.5 points, up 3.5 from an open of nine. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 38, down three from an open of 41. …

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Tight end Evan Engram dives into the end zone for a touchdown Sunday.

Ben McAdoo finally gave up play-calling this week with the Giants’ season in turmoil, and his players responded by not giving up on him for their stunningly dominant first win of the season, 23-10 over the Broncos at Mile High on Sunday night.

“For the team in general, he was saying that he knows what he has to do,” Landon Collins said of his head coach. “He just has to be affirmative on both sides, not just on one side of the field.”

“It’s more than just today,” McAdoo said of why he made the change. “I need to do what’s best for the team, just like we ask the players, just like we ask the coaches, and I thought the team needed me, the whole locker room needed me this week. I needed to be at my best for the players and coaches this week.”

Justin Pugh, who led a nasty offensive line in handling Von Miller and the fearsome Denver rush, said a win despite only improving to 1-5 “was huge to get that feeling for this team.”

And so it was justified that the Giants, who had opened the week as 12- to 14-point underdogs, were going to soak this one in. With Odell Beckham Jr. and many others out for the season and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suspended by their coach, no one else believed they could do it.

“I’m on a high right now. It’s unreal,” rookie tight end Evan Engram (five catches, 82 yards, TD) said of his first career NFL win. “We’re gonna enjoy this one. This plane ride’s about to be fun as hell. Honestly, all week we believed that we were gonna win this game. Nobody else did. That’s how we came in tonight: We all we got.”

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image….Tight end Evan Engram dives into the end zone for a touchdown Sunday….Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

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I can finally hold my head up being a fan of this team….

Has coach Ben McCadoo saved his job by giving up the job of calling the offensive plays?

The Giants top pass receivers where NOT on the field, eh?

The Defense showed they CAN play their asses off if Eli stops throwing the ball to the other team….

What?…The Gianst RUNNING GAME!

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Next year could have the Cavs playing the Warriors again for the NBA Championship…

This dog sure had fun watching the NBA Basketball championship series….

I’m not a big basketball fan , but i was happy to see the Warriors win…

The people over at FiveTHirtyEight believe that the whole NBA season will again come down to the Stef Curry and his guys against Lebron James and his guys….

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are favorites to win their respective conferences and reach the NBA Finals.

That’s according to FiveThirtyEight’s “CARM-Elo” projections, which we’ve just launched for the 2017-18 NBA season. The Warriors and Cavs project to be the best regular-season teams in their respective conferences, although the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder — and perhaps the San Antonio Spurs — could represent formidable rivals for the Warriors in the West. Cleveland has less competition in the East. (Our projections are bearish on the Boston Celtics.) But Cleveland and Golden State could have an even larger advantage in the postseason.

Apart from one new wrinkle, our methodology for making these projections is essentially the same as it has been for the past two seasons. So I’ll spend the bulk of time here discussing what has changed. The new wrinkle: Our forecasts account for the amount of playoff experience on each team’s roster. Throughout NBA history, teams with extensive playoff experience have often found a higher “gear” in the playoffs. Put more precisely, they have a tendency to win more playoff games than you’d expect from their regular-season performance. This group of teams includes the Cavs, a team that our forecasts have often underrated once the playoffs began — and that won 12 of its first 13 playoff games last year after a mediocre regular season….

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Why hasn’t Trump gone after Eminem?

The White Rapper did a diss against people who support Donald Trump….

There has been silence on this from Trump….

SILENCE?

Trump ALWAYS goes back anyone saying anything negative about him, right?

Except a white rapper that lives Michigan….

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The code to understanding Donald Trump’s tweets?

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Donald Trump can be counted on to do his tweets within 24 hours after ANYONE mentions his name….

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When ANYONE disses him in the media….(The Media  LOVES this stuff!)

Everybody now knows that the guy checks the media and social media continually …..

Other President’s didn’t have time to……they had things to do….

Trump doesn’t….

He has a short attention span…So they don’t load him up with what’s going on in his Admin.

…..after paying close of attention to President Trump’s bombastic tweets and speeches for almost nine months, none of the gases escaping from his ripe id scare me anymore. This is not to say that Trump’s tweets present zero threat. The NFL, for example, has good reason to fear Trump. But that’s only because they’re too cowardly to stand up to his bullying and explain to fans that open political expression is the highest form of patriotism in a free society. With few exceptions, though, I treat his incendiary tweets the way I do my morning alarm: I open one eye, glance at the thing and go back to sleep. His tweets aren’t just paper tigers; they’re virtual kittens.

As cognitive linguist George Lakoff explained to On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone in January, Trump primarily uses his tweets to divert and deflect attention from news that threatens him, or to launch a trial balloon for one of his proposals. He also tweets to pre-emptively frame a topic before his opponents get a chance to comment, the best example being his categorization of news he doesn’t like as “fake news.” Consider the empty tweets he’s posted recently: He’s beefed about the fact that the late-night hosts ridicule him, demanding equal time to respond, even though equal time doesn’t apply to jokes about the president; he ordered NBC News to apologize to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for reporting that Tillerson had called him a “moron,” even though Tillerson never denied it; he called critical coverage of his Puerto Rico response “Fake“ when anybody with a TV set and a pair of eyeballs knows he’s lying….

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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott NFL 6-game ban upheld by Federal Appeals court…

It is unknown if the  Elliott will try another court or just take the six came rip….

The chances of beating the suspension are remote due to the Players Union contract with the league…

The case involved a domestic incident….

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A federal appeals court cleared the way for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations on Thursday, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field behavior.

In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans granted the league’s emergency request to set aside an injunction and ordered a district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott’s case.

The case may not be done yet and further appeals were possible. One of Elliott’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A federal judge in Texas had issued an injunction that blocked the suspension last month, agreeing with NFL players’ union attorneys who argued that the investigation of the allegations in Ohio and a subsequent appeal were unfair to Elliott, one of the league’s standout running backs. The Cowboys have a bye this weekend.

The NFL countered that it followed procedures under the league’s labor deal and that the union improperly filed a lawsuit before the appeals process was complete….

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