Lafayette shooting renews debate on movie theater security
Jul25

Lafayette shooting renews debate on movie theater security

Moviegoer Melissa Holt took in a screening of the animated film “Minions” at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Friday with little worry about her safety. But the day after the deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., Holt said she’d be OK with additional security measures at multiplexes. “If that’s something they need… graphic via...

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Turkey joins battle against Islamic State in Syria
Jul25

Turkey joins battle against Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT — Turkey has long been a reluctant partner in the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants. Since the U.S. first launched airstrikes in Iraq nearly a year ago, leaders in Ankara had refused to join in, and until this week, had barred coalition warplanes from even using Turkish air bases to mount attacks in neighboring… graphic via...

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New Trailer Released for Upcoming James Bond Film ‘Spectre’ (VIDEO)
Jul24

New Trailer Released for Upcoming James Bond Film ‘Spectre’ (VIDEO)

The 24th installment in the James Bond empire is due to hit screens in the U.K. on October 26 and in the U.S. on November 6. Daniel Craig makes his fourth appearance as Bond in Spectre. A new trailer for the film posted on YouTube Tuesday promises a return of the age-old formula of guns,...

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Gunman opens fire in Louisiana movie theater: three dead, seven injured
Jul24

Gunman opens fire in Louisiana movie theater: three dead, seven injured

Update as of 12:09 a.m. EDT: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal arrived at a hospital where victims of the Lafayette movie theatre shooting are being treated, according to local reports. Jindal called for prayers for the families of those killed in Thursday shooting. “This is an awful night for Lafayette. This is an awful night for...

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A lot of the Arctic is engulfed in a ‘river of smoke’ right now. Check out NASA’s photos
Jul23

A lot of the Arctic is engulfed in a ‘river of smoke’ right now. Check out NASA’s photos

When we think of wildfires wreaking havoc, we usually think of the massive blazes that destroy thousands of acres of forest across California, or other dry, hot places. But forest fires burn in the planet’s northernmost regions, too. In fact, 2015 has been one of the most intense fire seasons in years for Canada, Russia...

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Sandra Bland: It’s nothing short of Jim Crow police work (Guest Voice)
Jul23

Sandra Bland: It’s nothing short of Jim Crow police work (Guest Voice)

Sandra Bland: It’s nothing short of Jim Crow police work By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — We don’t know everything about the inflamed pull-over, arrest, and detention of 28 year-old Sandra Bland in Hempstead, TX. But thanks to modern media, including police dashboard video and postmodern forensic technology, we already more know about her untimely demise than we will ever know about the death of President John F. Kennedy....

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What Jeb could learn from Trump, Perry and Crist (Guest Voice)
Jul23

What Jeb could learn from Trump, Perry and Crist (Guest Voice)

What Jeb could learn from Trump, Perry and Christ by Jordan Cooper One is a one-air professional help coach for everyday people through “The Apprentice” and multi-billionaire owner of the Miss Universe pageant. One is a four-term former governor of the Lone Star State and as a result the former leader of one of the largest economies in the world (13th). One is a MiLB general counsel, state senator, education commissioner,...

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EPIC! Earth like you’ve never seen it before
Jul22

EPIC! Earth like you’ve never seen it before

STEAM Register Staff In this new Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) image, you can see what the sunlit Earth looks like from one million miles away. The satellite’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) CCD camera and telescope captured this color image of Earth on July 6, 2015, showing North and Central America. According to NASA,...

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Sandra Bland’s Arresting Officer: ‘I Will Light You Up!’
Jul22

Sandra Bland’s Arresting Officer: ‘I Will Light You Up!’

This dashcam video is highly disturbing. Sandra Bland clearly understood her rights and resisted the officer’s attempts to bully her, but the one thing she is not is suicidal. The purpose for the traffic stop had ended, but he arrested her anyway, probably unlawfully, according to MSNBC commentators. The Texas Department of Public Safety on...

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‘Ant-Man’ box office: How does it measure up to Marvel’s mightiest?
Jul21

‘Ant-Man’ box office: How does it measure up to Marvel’s mightiest?

One of Marvel Studios’ more obscure superheroes made the leap to the big screen this past weekend in “Ant-Man,” the story of a reformed thief (played by Paul Rudd) who dons a shrinking suit and communicates with insects to save the day from a mad scientist (Corey Stoll). When the dust settled, the Peyton Reed-directed...

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John McCain: Donald Trump doesn’t owe me an apology
Jul21

John McCain: Donald Trump doesn’t owe me an apology

Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Monday he thinks businessman Donald Trump doesn’t owe him an apology but that he might owe an apology “to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country.” Mr. McCain said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he...

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‘They will blow you up,’ British PM Cameron warns at unveiling of 5-year counter-extremism plan
Jul20

‘They will blow you up,’ British PM Cameron warns at unveiling of 5-year counter-extremism plan

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a new, five-year plan to “tackle the poisonous Islamist ideology that is so hostile to British values.” I’ll be making a major speech on extremism today – how we can tackle the poisonous Islamist ideology that is so hostile to British values.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) July 20, 2015 It’s… Photo by Valsts kanceleja/ State Chancellery from R?ga, Latvija [CC BY-SA 2.0...

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Trump, the rich, exploits the stupid (Guest Voice)
Jul20

Trump, the rich, exploits the stupid (Guest Voice)

Trump, the rich, exploits the stupid By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — According to one published report, a potential New Hampshire primary voter has stated: “We need the truth. We don’t have to like the truth. But we need it.” Agreement on this comes from this spiritual corner. The truth is that Donald Trump has an endless supply of money and a lot of people are smitten. That is because a lot of people have very little money...

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Coming Soon: A Pot Breathalyzer
Jul20

Coming Soon: A Pot Breathalyzer

With marijuana legalization continuing, it was only a matter of time before there was an ability to test via a breathalyzer. Canadian company Cannabix will be the likely winner, given that it has a prototype device now being tested that can detect the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Another contender is Lifeloc,...

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Vietnam and the US: From enemies to lovers (Guest Voice)
Jul19

Vietnam and the US: From enemies to lovers (Guest Voice)

Forty years after the end of Vietnam War, which claimed countless lives and bitterly divided American society, two former enemies have come closer than ever to a full-fledged strategic partnership. Recently, Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the country’s ideological leader, embarked on a historic trip to the White House, where he was cordially received...

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A “grass” roots initiative seeks to legalize pot in California
Jul19

A “grass” roots initiative seeks to legalize pot in California

A “grass” roots initiative seems to legalize pot in California in 2016 by East County News Service SACRAMENTO —Advocates of a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in California announced Thursday that they have amassed an e-mail list of 70,000 supporters for the campaign. Once the initiative is filed with the California Attorney General, ReformCA will work to gather the 365,000 signatures needed to...

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Trump’s Fans Are Still Fans
Jul19

Trump’s Fans Are Still Fans

We’re being told that Donald Trump’s candidacy just blew up. We’re being informed that we’ve “probably reached an inflection point … that will probably mark the moment when Trump’s candidacy went from boom to bust.” Maybe — but the Trump fanboys and fangirls are still on his side. I’m looking at the comments to a...

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Is Donald Trump Dumb…Like A Fox? (Guest Voice)
Jul19

Is Donald Trump Dumb…Like A Fox? (Guest Voice)

Is Donald Trump Dumb…Like A Fox? By David Oates My first thought is…maybe. Here’s why. “The Donald” is really going out of his way to make a Grade A USDA Prime Jackass of himself, and he’s doing a marvelous job at it. As I was reading the news reports, watching the videos and following the tweets, I kept thinking to myself that it’s as if Trump’s going out of his way to be a complete jerk. And then my marketing training kicked in —...

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British tabloid defends release of Queen Nazi salute footage
Jul19

British tabloid defends release of Queen Nazi salute footage

It’s a home movie the British Royal Family would rather have kept under wraps. Shot in 1933, the reel shows Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi Salute as a child. Buckingham Palace has blasted the release of the footage saying it was disappointed that a film shot eight decades ago was obtained and exploited in this...

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Will Trump’s Smear of McCain Doom His Candidacy?
Jul19

Will Trump’s Smear of McCain Doom His Candidacy?

Donald Trump outdid the Donald when he told a religious audience in Iowa on Saturday that John McCain was “not a war hero,” that the Arizona senator receives accolades only because he was a prisoner: “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like soldiers who weren’t captured.” It’s hard to unpack the craziness...

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