Beatles take Top Five!

On this day in music history: April 4, 1964 – The Beatles make chart history when they become the only act to ever place singles in the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. “Can’t Buy Me Love” leaps from #27 to #1, “Twist And Shout” moves up to #2, “She Loves You” (#1 the previous week) falls back to #3, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” slips back two spots to #4 and “Please Please Me” moves down one spot to #5. In addition to dominating the top five, the band also holds down seven additional spots in that weeks chart. Then one week later on April 11, 1964, they occupy a total of fourteen chart positions on the Hot 100. The band having multiple singles in release on different labels at the time, make this unprecedented chart dominance possible, and to date, has never been duplicated by another recording artist. #thebeatles #billboardtopfivedomination #60s
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Terminator: Dark Fate

I watched Terminator:  Dark Fate,  the 2019 movie in the series, on Netflix DVD. I liked it and would give it 4 out of 5 stars. 
[From Wikipedia]  Terminator: Dark Fate is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller, from a screenplay by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray, from a story by James CameronCharles H. EgleeJosh Friedman, Goyer, and Rhodes. Cameron also produced the film with David Ellison. It is the sixth installment in the Terminator film franchise, and acts as a direct sequel to The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), while disregarding Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009) as occurring in alternate timelines, following the return of creative control to Cameron.[5]

Uncle Green

Uncle Green at the Earl 4 years ago today.

I Don’t Wanna Know About It
Formed in Basking Ridge, New Jersey in 1980, the band Uncle Green consisted of Matt Brown (guitar and vocals), Jeff Jensen (guitar, vocals), Bill Decker (bass and keyboards), Pete McDade (drums), and Danny Giordano (tambourine and vocals). Brown and Jensen were the principal songwriters and vocalists for the group.

Missile to the Moon

i watched the 1958 sci-fi movie Missle to the Moon,  the colorized version on Amazon Prime.  I would give it 2 out of 5 stars.


Missile to the Moon is a 1958 independently made American black-and-white science fiction film drama, produced by Marc Frederic, directed by Richard E. Cunha, that stars Richard TravisCathy Downs, and K. T. Stevens. The film was distributed by Astor Pictures and is a remake of an earlier Astor Pictures-distributed film, Cat-Women of the Moon (1953). Missile to the Moon was released in late 1958 as a double feature with Cunha’s Frankenstein’s Daughter.

A spaceship blasts off from Earth with five aboard, but one of them is secretly a Moon man returning home. He dies by accident during the trip to Luna. What the remaining four find waiting for them when they arrive on the Moon is well beyond their expectations: huge rock creatures, giant lunar spiders, and a cave-dwelling civilization made up of beautiful women.[1]

Ibuprofen Covid-19 Hoax

(Reuters) – Nurofen producer Reckitt Benckiser sought to quash warnings against taking the drug on Monday, saying it was not aware of any evidence that the pills’ active ingredient ibuprofen adversely impacted patients suffering from COVID-19.

The company’s statement followed a warning https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-drug/france-warns-against-use-of-anti-inflammatory-drugs-to-tackle-coronavirus-idUSKBN2110Q8 by France’s health minister on Saturday that people should not use anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen if they have coronavirus-like symptoms.

Olivier Véran, France’s health minister who is also a qualified doctor, said in a tweet on Saturday: “The taking of anti-inflammatories [ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already taking anti-inflammatory drugs, ask your doctor’s advice.”

Nurofen, one of Reckitt’s more popular drugs, contains 200 mg of Ibuprofen as its active ingredient in each tablet and is indicated for “effective pain and inflammation relief and reducing fever,” according to the company’s website. “RB has neither received new safety information nor been involved in the evaluation of any adverse events regarding the use of ibuprofen in COVID-19,” the company said on Monday.

“Appropriate use of ibuprofen and paracetamol is still currently being recommended by most European health authorities as part of the symptomatic treatment of COVID-19.”

The number of deaths in France from the coronavirus increased by more than a third on Sunday to 127 and over 5,400 have been infected, according to the country’s health authorities. (https://reut.rs/2TVwxKR)

(Reporting by Siddharth Cavale in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

I Hate PETA

This Is Why So Many Animal Lovers Hate PETA

January 4, 2018
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is the largest animal rights organization in the world. You’ve heard of PETA — that’s the organization that defends animal rights to the, um, death. PETA defends euthanasia for animals stuck in no-kill shelters, warns people not to kill animals that are considered “pests,” and often runs shocking, outrageous ads to help promote animal rights.
The U.S. is a nation filled with animal lovers. In fact, stateside citizens own approximated 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats, according to the ASPCA. Generally speaking, this country believes deeply in animal rights, but many think PETA goes a bit too far in defending them. Discover reasons some people actually hate the organization, then form your own opinion.

1. It promotes euthanasia

They think animals are better off dead than in a shelter. | Halfpoint/iStock/Getty Images
Animals spending their lives in shelters is something PETA abhors — it feels that is not solving the problem of homelessness for them, but merely keeping them alive, according to the website. Animals need more than food and water — they need companionship, playtime, and love.
PETA feels that unwanted animals are better off dead, essentially. And it supports euthanasia as a dignified way to put them down. According to Huffington Post, PETA employees have euthanized 29,426 animals in the last 11 years— including those the organization has said are “perfect,” “healthy,” and “adorable.”
Next: Horrifying marketing

2. It runs shock campaigns

They definitely use controversy to get people talking. | Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images
PETA claims that “provocative and controversial campaigns make the difference between allowing important yet depressing subjects to remain invisible and exposing them to the public.” Not everyone agrees.
Take, for example, the campaigns that depict horrific animal cruelty, such as cats being used for experiments. Or pictures of naked celebrities urging people to feel beautiful in their own skins instead of buying furs. Or the ad that protested the U.K.’s Crufts Dog Show, which showed a pedigree dog with the words “Master Race” under it. The list of disquieting ads — and public stunts, like throwing buckets of blood at people wearing furs — is long, and for some people, simply too disturbing.
Next: PETA says humans stop animals from behaving naturally.

3. It doesn’t believe people should have pets

PETA thinks having pets is unnatural. | JamesYetMingAu-Photography/iStock/Getty Images
PETA feels that because people have domesticated animals it has caused an overpopulation disaster. The organization believes that animals would have been much better off if breeding them for pets never took place. PETA also contends that the “selfish” practice of keeping animals as pets keeps the animals from behaving naturally. Instead, humans tell them when to eat, drink, and go to the bathroom. Apparently, 85 million U.S. families who own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, disagree with PETA.
Next: Crate crisis

4. It says no to animal crates

Even if dogs seem to like them, PETA thinks they’re cruel. | kozorog/iStock/Getty Images
PETA takes a big stand against using a crate to train a dog, regardless of dog trainers’ opinions that crates make them feel safe. PETA says that crating dogs is really a way to ignore them until you’re ready to take care of them. It also says that it deprives dogs of their basic needs, such as stretching out, relieving themselves, and walking about. Because dogs are highly social animals and have a pack mentality, PETA says forcing them to spend long periods of time in crates makes behavior problems even worse.
Next: Just say no to zoos

5. It wants to nix all zoos

They believe animals shouldn’t be in captivity whatsoever. | Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images
Approximately 65.51 million people visited zoos in spring 2017, according to Statista. PETA would like that number to get to zero. Forcing animals to spend their lives in zoos so they can entertain people is not OK with the organization. PETA says living conditions are often terrible for the animals, and that even the best conditions can’t come close to what they’d have in their natural habitat.
Because the animals are bored and lonely — and not doing what they’re naturally supposed to do — they sometimes develop a condition called zoochosis. The condition causes the animals to endlessly pace their cages and sometimes even hurt themselves. PETA might have a point, but getting everyone to stop patronizing zoos is a tough challenge.
Next: Cat conundrum

6. It doesn’t believe in ‘managing’ feral cats

PETA thinks feral cats should be left alone. | CristiNistor/iStock/Getty Images
PETA has issues with feral cat colony “trap, alter, and release” programs. It feels the programs don’t benefit the cats because they end up dying when they are removed from their colonies and released into nature. Because colonies of feral cats typically have someone feeding them, PETA feels they’re better off where they are. There are many programs in place to deal with feral cats, and the people who run them obviously don’t like PETA’s stance.
Next: Don’t breed, adopt.

7. It deplores animal breeders

They are not a fan of breeding. | Mario Tama/Getty Images
PETA does not believe anyone should breed animals while there are so many unwanted ones dying in shelters. Each time someone buys an animal from a breeder, he or she is depriving a shelter animal a home. In addition, breeders often don’t require those who buy to neuter the animals, which could lead to even more overpopulation. Clearly, the breeders — and the American Kennel Club — don’t care for PETA’s views on the subject.