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  1. While a lot of bands have had to cancel shows due to Covid.... Marilyn Manson's lawyer: Accuser consented to bodily fluids FILE - Marilyn Manson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. An attorney has entered a not guilty plea on behalf Manson, who is accused of approaching a videographer at his 2019 concert in New Hampshire and allegedly spitting and blowing his nose on her. A case status hearing is scheduled for Dec. 27. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Marilyn Manson HOLLY RAMER Tue, September 14, 2021, 2:54 PM CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A videographer who accuses Marilyn Manson of spitting and blowing his nose on her during a concert in New Hampshire consented to being exposed to bodily fluids, according to an attorney for the musical artist. Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault stemming from the encounter at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on Aug. 19, 2019. According to police, Manson approached videographer Susan Fountain in the venue's stage pit area, put his face close to her camera and spit at her. He also is accused of blowing his nose on her arm and hands. In court documents made public Tuesday, Manson's attorney Kent Barker argues that type of filming Fountain was doing commonly exposes videographers to “incidental contact" with bodily fluids. “The defendant's performance for the past twenty years are well known to include shocking and evocative antics similar to those that occurred here,” Barker wrote. “The alleged victim consented to exposing herself to potential contact with sweat, saliva and phlegm in close quarters.” Barker also said Manson plans to argue that any contact related to spitting or sneezing was unintentional. Manson has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which each could result in a jail sentence of less than a year and a $2,000 fine if convicted.
  2. No problemmo! I know everyone gushes over "The Sopranos", but I think the story lines really miss the mark. Don't get me wrong - love the concept, GREAT acting and cast, scenery is spot on.....but they could have taken the story lines SO much farther. Examples: When Tony's shrink is raped, that whole story line went no where...it just "happened". Imagine if she had told Tony (who was infatuated with her) what REALLY happened to her and not a car accident? Especially if she told Tony she knew who the guy was! They wasted 20 minutes of screen time on Meadow wanting to leave school to go to Europe....then she just changes her mind, and they go to a different story line! Same thing when Tony was going to send his son to military school. Twenty minutes later...NAH, changed his mind and that story thread meant nothing
  3. Congrats! I leave for Croatia tomorrow and I'm staying 10 feet away from everyone at work!
  4. Seriously? I LOVED The Boondock Saints!!!
  5. I like Buckcherry....despite their lyrics. 😁
  6. I don't think there has ever been a greater live pure vocalist than Miljenko Matijevic (especially at the 3:21 mark):
  7. The rules for my Croatia trip change daily! Now Lufthansa has sent me an e-mail saying testing is no longer allowed for entry into Germany (my stop before Croatia), you MUST show proof either electronically or by paper certificate that you have been vaccinated! Hope nothing changes between now and next Wed when I fly out!
  8. St. Fauci's halo is slipping..... White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Dr. Anthony Fauci from renewed allegations that Fauci misled Congress about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) funding of gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, during a press conference on Thursday. Gain-of-function research refers to efforts to improve a virus’s capabilities in order to study and develop treatments for it. Fauci has repeatedly insisted that the NIH has funded nothing that could reasonably be considered gain-of-function research in Wuhan. Many disagree. Dr. Richard Ebright, a biosafety expert at Rutgers University, told National Review in May that NIH funded research in Wuhan that “matches — indeed epitomizes — the definition of ‘gain of function research of concern’ for which federal funding was ‘paused’ in 2014-2017.” Earlier this week, The Intercept published new documents — including a grant proposal — that described research that Ebright again deems gain of function. “The viruses they constructed were tested for their ability to infect mice that were engineered to display human type receptors on their cell,” he told The Intercept. Psaki was indignant when asked by Fox News’s Peter Doocy if President Joe Biden would consider relieving Fauci of his positions as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, insisting that “NIH has refuted that reporting.” “NIH has never approved any research that would make a coronavirus more dangerous to humans, a reminder that there are previous and different coronaviruses than the existing one we’re battling,” said Psaki, who pointed out that the genomes of the coronaviruses described in the NIH research were different from the virus that has caused the ongoing pandemic. NIH research in Wuhan would not need to be proven to have been connected to the pandemic for Fauci to be guilty of lying before Congress. Evidence that he was aware of the gain-of-function research previously debated or that which was uncovered by The Intercept would render Fauci’s statements false. A visibly frustrated Fauci told Senator Rand Paul that “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” earlier this year.
  9. DAMN...still looks like all the original member! COOL!
  10. Funny that we hear nothing about the fact that over 525,000 people attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in S.D. in August, and yet they only attribute 100 positive Covid cases to this event! BTW, there were no vaccine or mask mandates required to attend.
  11. The Sturgis bike rally was held the second week of AUGUST! So, why can't science extrapolate those numbers? Denise Chow Wed, September 8, 2021, 3:29 PM While being outdoors is generally less risky than cramped indoor settings, people at games and other big events tend to move between the two. Oftentimes there are also other activities associated with the main event where people congregate and provide opportunities for the virus to spread. "The risk isn't just the football game or the music festival, but what people do in the lead up, during and after," said Dr. Cameron Wolfe, an associate professor of medicine at Duke University. This is partly what makes it difficult to track whether large events — such as concerts, sporting events and festivals — lead to subsequent spikes in cases. Lollapalooza, a four-day music festival held in Chicago at the end of July, was linked to 203 cases of Covid-19, but the city's department of health said a certain number of infections were anticipated among the roughly 385,000 attendees and added that the uptick was "no sign" of a superspreader event. Lollapalooza required attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test. In August, more than 100 infections across five states were traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, where hundreds of thousands of people descended for the annual event in a state that has imposed few restrictions throughout the pandemic. The same event last year was thought to have contributed, in part, to a wave of infections across the Upper Midwest. Still, figuring out just how many cases stemmed from any one event is an imprecise science without exhaustive contact tracing and genetic sequencing. "It's hard to link clusters of cases that you might not see until three to six days later back to an initiating event," Wolfe said. "It's not that transmission doesn't occur; it's just hard to prove without a lot of manpower and lab work."
  12. Michael Constantine, who played Gus, the father of Nia Vardalos’ Toula Portokalos in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” by far the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, died on Aug. 31. He was 94. Constantine’s agent confirmed the news of his death to Variety. He died of natural causes. I never saw that movie. I remember him from "Room 222" back in the day.
  13. And from the movie "The Allnighter":
  14. Like a bottle of fine wine......
  15. Oh my god.....Trump HATED Fauci! BTW, I was wearing an N95 mask back in February 2020, way before any mandates came out. I also tried to sign up for the vaccine as soon as my age group was allowed (had to wait 3 weeks to even make an appointment to get it after I was eligible). I've worn a mask ever since...even when the college I work at no longer required it (they do now again). I've never been sick and I've not had any reaction to the vaccine shots other than a slight bruised area around the inoculation site. And it looks like I will have to get the booster shot if I want to continue to travel...even though I wouldn't get the booster otherwise.
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