China Pulls Local Version of ‘Saturday Night Live’ | Can We  Do That Too

China’s local version of NBC’s classic satire show Saturday Night Livehas been temporarily removed from its online streaming home, Alibaba’s flagship video site Youku.

A spokesperson for Youku told THR Wednesday that the show was “removed so adjustments could be made to its content.” The spokesperson added that the show “will be back soon,” but declined to offer a timeline.

The censorship action comes amid another cyclical crackdown in the country on online content. Last week, China’s media regulators instructed online platforms to produce programing with “positive energy” for teenagers, and to avoid exposing local youth to “low taste and harmful programs” during the summer vacation period

Source: China Pulls Local Version of ‘Saturday Night Live’

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George Soros calls Obama ‘greatest disappointment,’ says he doesn’t ‘particularly want to be a Democrat’ | He’s a Socialist

Soros told the paper the he had hoped to have been consulted on economic and financial issues, and that Obama was known to “take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents.”Soros, who also poured millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, wouldn’t say if he would back Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the upcoming presidential election, but said when it comes to politics, “I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat.”

Source: George Soros calls Obama ‘greatest disappointment,’ says he doesn’t ‘particularly want to be a Democrat’ | Fox News

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Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials | Cyborg On The Way

“Thanks to major progress in our understanding of the components and wiring of biological signalling processes, we are now at a stage where we can transfer biological modules from synthetic biology to materials”, explains lead researcher Prof. Wilfried Weber from the Faculty of Biology and the BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies. A critical step in the development of these smart materials systems was to optimally align the activity of the biological building blocks. Similar to computers, incompatibility of individual components might crash the overall system. Key to overcoming this challenge were quantitative mathematical models developed by Prof. Jens Timmer and Dr. Raphael Engesser from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Source: Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials | EurekAlert! Science News

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Portland gallery faces backlash for anti-Trump exhibit | Exhibiting Democrat Hate and Intolerance

574795778_750x422.jpgOne Grand Gallery on East Burnside launched a show called “F*** You Mr. President.” The show includes art from more than two dozen artists, all critical of President Donald Trump.

Source: kgw.com | Portland gallery faces backlash for anti-Trump exhibit

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Police union president: ‘The mayor has thrown Portland police officers under the bus’

The Portland police union president said Portland is a “cesspool” in a fiery response to Mayor Ted Wheeler’s call for an investigation into how police handle homelessness.

Source: kgw.com | Police union president: ‘The mayor has thrown Portland police officers under the bus’

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It Was Raining Outside And They Were Promised Sandwiches | The Place where Art Goes to Die

Sshh. Art is happening. Today it’s the art of Ms Nika López, seen below as she “establishes an intimate relationship” between herself and nature. Specifically, an indoor pile of dirt. Thereby, of course, permitting us to behold, “The connection with the earth, the immersion of bodies in matter, the transformation from inside to outside, the tracking of a body that multiplies and distributes energy to people.” You see, Ms López describes her mission as nothing less than “expanding the consciousness of human beings.” As will doubtless become clear.

Source: davidthompson: It Was Raining Outside And They Were Promised Sandwiches

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Something’s Just Not Right

Source: Maggie’s Farm

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