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On a more serious note, Papa Roach said that "Last Resort" was about suicide and gave information for people seeking help. Justin Halpern, the writer behind the original tweet, called the trending story "my greatest accomplishment in a career of incredibly mediocre accomplishments." He said he thought it was obvious that his mock anecdote was a joke, but added that Ryan was "such a tool it was believable." It was not the first time that the musical tastes of the 47-year-old Wisconsin congressman, known for his fervent belief in free markets, have aroused interest. When Mitt Romney selected him as the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, Ryan raised eyebrows by recounting his love of the group Rage Against the Machine, known for its leftist politics. The band's guitarist Tom Morello at the time castigated Ryan, calling him the very sort of "machine" against which the group was raging. — AFP
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He hasn't had to exert as much energy as other players, making him well rested heading into the round of 16. Mickelson will be taking on Leishman in the round of 16. The Australian rebounded from his loss to Pat Perez on Thursday with a sudden-death playoff win over Perez and Lee Westwood to take the top spot in Group 3. Perez knocked himself out of contention on the second playoff hole with a six on the par four. Westwood settled for par, leaving Leishman in the clear for the win thanks to a birdie. One player who was having a Mickelson-like run through the first two days of play was Charl Schwartzel. The 2011 Masters winner played a total of 28 holes in wins over Joost Luiten and Byeong Hun An. Friday was a different story, as Paul Casey dominated Schwartzel, with Justin Ray of the Golf Channel providing the biggest difference for Schwartzel from those earlier matches: The closest challenger on the Mickelson scale so far is Dustin Johnson, who owns this unique distinction, per Ray: Johnson was matched up against Jimmy Walker on Friday.
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But in the age of information, ignorance is a choice. And for all those who love truth, freedom, and beauty, our duty is to follow the truth wherever it leads. In this case, we must be willing to question the claims of so-called authorities and say no to anyone who asks us to compromise our moral integrity, be they from the government, our co-workers, family, lovers, or religions. — Justin, Stillness in the Storm Repeat of Famous Shock Test Shows People Still Obey Orders By Paul Seaburn You may not know it by its name, but you’ve probably heard about its shocking results. In 1961, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram tested the willingness of participants to deliver electric shocks to another person while being encouraged or ordered to by an authority figure. While no actual shocks were administered, the results of the Milgram experiment shocked many people who swore that they would never do such a thing.
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A plane that was carrying more than 20 people has crashed in the South Sudanese city of Wau, causing some injuries, but reportedly no deaths. South Supreme Airlines, which operated the plane, said all 21 people on board were safely evacuated after the plane crashed Monday while attempting to land. It said some of the passengers are receiving treatment at Wau Hospital. An aircraft engineer at the Wau airport, Paul Charles, said the plane tried to land in bad weather and hit a damaged truck on the side of the runway. "Visibility is a problem at the center, so that's why it crashed," Charles told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. "The pilot I think was not seeing well, was not seeing the runway well." He says the plane burst into flames after the crash. Wau State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio confirmed there were some injured who were rushed to the Wau hospital, but did not give further details on their condition.
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The key question is whether the changes will convince enough Republicans to toe the line and help pass the bill in the House, where the party can afford no more than 21 defections if all Democrats vote no, as expected. House Republican Justin Amash was having none of Trump's strong-arm tactics. "Absolutely not true that conservatives have flipped to yes on the health care bill," Amash wrote on Twitter. "It doesn't repeal Obamacare. It remains a disaster." Twenty-three Republicans including Amash have gone on record either opposing the bill or leaning against it, according to a CNN tally. None on that list was in the White House meeting. House Speaker Paul Ryan, one of the bill's architects and chief champions, refused to say this week whether the bill could pass his chamber without changes. On Thursday he acknowledged the legislation would need "improvements," but it remained unclear just how or when the changes would be made before Thursday's vote.
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And there's a slew of other live-action musicals in the works, a combination of originals, sequels and remakes. This Christmas, we'll have Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman, with music by La La Land lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A year later will come the high-profile Mary Poppins Returns with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Meryl Streep, among others. Also reportedly on tap: a Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig original musical about the little-known world of corporate musicals, and a Josh Gad musical with songs by Broadway luminaries Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. A musical version of the Broadway megahit Wicked is also coming down the pike. "Good movies beget other good movies," said Marc Platt, a producer of La La Land, not to mention the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns and Wicked films. "So when a movie captures the imagination and hearts of people around the world, it's going to have a positive influence on similar genres getting made.
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To his critics—and there were vast numbers of them—the bacchanalia showed that the Protestants had a point. A Venetian ambassador recorded a sixty-course meal that featured monkey brains, parrot tongues, Turkish fish and wines and fruits from all across the Mediterranean.” http://bit.ly/2lMNOXb (h/t TheBrowser.com) --“The Fascinating Tale of Ronald Reagan’s Ugandan Granddaughter,” by The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift: “Maureen Reagan and her husband adopted a little girl from Uganda. How they got to America provides a lesson that Congress—and the president—should heed.” http://thebea.st/2mWr9Hu --“How the World’s Heaviest Man Lost It All,” by Justin Hecker in GQ: “Paul Mason used to weigh close to 1,000 pounds. Now that he’s shed almost all of it, freeing himself from his tomb of a body, he’s facing a question that’s heavy in its own right: How should he spend the rest of his life?” http://bit.
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A Lincoln ex-pat soccer coach based in the USA has made a special Atlantic crossing to see the Imps take on Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday, March 11. Justin Elkington, 45, who has lived in America for more than 20 years and played for the Imps reserves as a teenager, believes Lincoln will give the Gunners a good run for their money in the quarter-final match in London. On February 18, Lincoln City FC became the first non-Football League side since QPR in 1914 to reach the quarter-finals of...
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Dear Evan Hansen is a heart-scorching musical about a teen boy so bound up by anxiety and loneliness that he makes mistakes he can't fix and gets stuck in the quicksand of social-media adulation. But eventually, he finds a way to leave self-loathing behind. It's also about parents reaching for their kids as they disappear into their phones and laptops. And it's about the struggle to connect in an era when it seems as if we're all awash in emotional hyperbole online and off. Sounds like a fun time, right? In fact, the play, which has become a huge hit on Broadway since it opened there in December, is cathartic and real and often so funny it's hard to believe that the catalytic event is the suicide of a kid we barely meet. The songs were written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the pair who just won an Oscar for their work on La La Land . This music reaches a generation that can seem jaded or desensitized having come of age with access to the entire world's pain and tribulations in the palm of their hand.
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What is exciting is ... to be able to really feature the musicians and show exactly what they're doing." Tickets go on sale Friday. For the live shows, Hurwitz said they are using the same orchestra contractor from the movie. Following the Memorial Day dates in Los Angeles, the live production will visit Atlanta; San Diego; San Antonio; Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; and other U.S. cities. It will also travel internationally to the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland and Canada. Those dates, along with more cities, will be announced later. La La Land won six Academy Awards, including best director for Chazelle and best actress for Stone. Hurwitz won best original score as well as best original song for "City of Stars," shared with songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "There have been a couple times where I was in my apartment and I saw two Oscars sitting there [and] it almost took me a second to register what they were.
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Photography by Justin Famularo and Paul Ritchie One of the Porsche 911’s greatest attributes is its ability to look like it belongs there in any guise. Whether it’s all stock or a custom outlaw, a safari build, rally spec, or track car, you name it and the Stuttgart sports car can pull it off and look incredible doing it. When we came across Braid Wheelsadrenalized 1984 Porsche 3.2 Carrera with its Rothman’s-inspired liveried, we had to know more about the build. Turns out, the car was commissioned by Paul Eddleston, lifelong rally fanatic and founder of Team Illuminata Motorsport , a Michigan-based grassroots racing team. Paul was kind enough to share his motorsports story with us: here’s how he turned his hobby into a business, and how he came to own one of the coolestcompany cars” we’ve seen. Andrew Golseth: Paul, what made you start Team Illuminata Motorsport? Paul Eddleston: Honestly, it all started from my love affair with rally as I was growing up in England in the 1980s—I’m that old.
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Sanford will never back down,” Justin Amash, his colleague and fellow Tea Party troublemaker, tells me. What concerns Sanford on a fundamental level—“the danger” of Trump’s presidency, he says— is that “historically there’s incredible deference to the presidency from the party in power.” He understands the reluctance of rank-and-file Republicans to criticize a president who “has a proven record of taking people down.” But, he says, there must be a muscular check on Trump from somewhere inside the GOP. He was encouraged to see Speaker Paul Ryan push back on him throughout 2016, but equally disheartened to see him willingly subjugated after the election results came in. “I admired his conviction in the campaign,” Sanford says of Ryan. However, he adds, “at the end of the day, radio silence is not sustainable in being true to yourself.” And so Sanford finds himself, against the longest of odds, not just back in Congress but back in the spotlight—not as a rising star or future presidential contender, but as a lonely, lucky-just-to-be-here voice of dissent in a party hijacked by Donald Trump.
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The voter identified himself as a cancer survivor, and he had something to say to Republican Rep. Justin Amash: "I am scared to death that I will not have health insurance in the future." The comment earned 61-year-old retiree Paul Bonis a standing ovation from the crowd packed into a school auditorium in Amash's Michigan district Thursday night. And the congressman was booed for his response: That the Affordable Care Act has "hurt a lot of people," and he supports his party's plans to repeal and replace it, even though the GOP still hasn't united around an alternative. It's a scene that's played out around the country over the past several weeks as Republicans and President Donald Trump have assumed control of Washington and begun moving forward on their long-held promise to undo former President Barack Obama's health care law. In an echo of the raucous complaints that confronted Democrats back in 2009 as they worked to pass "Obamacare" in the first place, Republicans who want to repeal it now are facing angry pushback of their own at constituent gatherings from Utah to Michigan to Tennessee and elsewhere, even in solidly Republican districts.
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The rap on musicals used to be “audiences dont want to see people breaking into song.” Now that “La La Land” has charmed audiences by doing just that, what does it mean for the future of live-action screen musicals? “Whatever musicals come next will have to be good. That’s the test,” says Justin Paul, one... Read more »