Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo reintroducing legislation to combat robocalls
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-26-2021 at 07:06 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Republican Sen. of Idaho Mike Crapo and Democratic senator of Minnesota Amy Klobuchar are taking steps to cut down on scammers using robocalls to defraud consumers.

They are doing this by reintroducing legislation known as the data analytics robocall technology act. This legislation will establish a pilot program to expand the Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing attempts to combat unwanted computerized calls.

Full story here.

Community food distribution to take place on Saturday
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-25-2021 at 06:53 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Residents are invited to a USDA community food distribution on Saturday, Feb. 27. at the Twin Falls County West Building.

The community food distribution is a collaboration between The Mustard Seed, Idaho Food Bank, Chobani, Clif Bar, and the Twin Falls County Commissioners. The food distribution begins at 10:00 a.m. outside of the County West Building.

Each car will get two boxes of food.

You do not have to live in Twin Falls to come to the giveaway.

Full story here.

Behind the Business: Twin Beans Coffee Company offers coffee with a message
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-25-2021 at 07:29 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Behind every cup of coffee at Twin Beans Coffee Company is a story.

“One of my favorite things when I first started working here was we know as many of our customers by name as we can,” said manager Kayci Montgomery. “We talk to our customers about their daily lives. We’ve seen them get married and their families expand over the years.”

Twin Beans Coffee Company began in 2010 as the first roaster in Twin Falls. Now, over a decade later, it is immediately clear this is not just a coffee shop. It’s a place where people can connect with friends, feel at ease and recharge.

Full story here.

Twin Falls street, bridge reopen after waterline break, roadway repairs
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-24-2021 at 06:15 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A section of Shoshone Street South in Twin Falls reopened Tuesday evening after being closed for more than a week to repair a broken waterline and the roadway.

As previously reported, the section of the road was closed on Feb. 14 after a waterline break caused significant damage to the roadway. Shosohone Street between Sixth Avenue West and South Park Avenue West was closed during the time of repairs and detours were in place for motorists, including around the bridge on Shoshone Street South.

Full story here.

Hiker rescue operation shows teamwork among Magic Valley entities
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-23-2021 at 06:54 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A rescue operation was underway recently, following a hiker stuck in the Snake River Canyon in the Devils Corral area.

Thursday afternoon Southern Idaho Regional Communications received a call about a hiker stuck on a rock ledge in the Devils Corral area who could not move. SIRCOMM dispatched the Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team consisting of 10 members who are certified in rope rescue training.

Full story here.

Early voting underway in Twin Falls County
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-22-2021 at 09:44 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Early voting is underway in Twin Falls County for the upcoming March election.

At Twin Falls County West on the first floor, Twin Falls county residents can go cast their vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. from today till March 5.

All voters will be required to provide personal identification on Election Day which is March 9, and if they choose to vote early.

“For this election, we have the Twin Falls School District, Hansen School District, and Hagerman School District so if you live within those boundaries then you are eligible to vote,” said Twin Falls County clerk Kristina Glascock.

Full story here.

City of Jerome works to update transportation plan
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-22-2021 at 08:07 PM

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The city of Jerome is working to update its transportation plan, which was last updated in 2007. The transportation plan should be updated every 10 years.

“The transportation plan is basically the city’s plan on what we are going to do to improve our roadway’s sidewalks, pathways, and all means of transportation that people use to get around,” said Tyson Carpenter, Jerome’s engineer.

Over the past year, officials have been working with JUB Engineers to decide which areas of the city’s transportation are in need of improvement.

Full story here.

Texas Roadhouse is set to open after the pandemic caused uncertainty
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-22-2021 at 06:31 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The process of opening Texas Roadhouse in Twin Falls started 11 years ago, and when the pandemic began it cast uncertainty on if the restaurant would still open.

“I mean, I don’t think anybody knew what was going to happen,” said managing partner Matthew Luckock. “So yeah, there was definitely doubts where man shoot maybe we won’t get one down there in Twin, and it was within 3 or 4 months that we were able to find out it’s definitely still going to happen.”

Full story here.

“Greater Idaho” will be on the ballot in five counties in May
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-21-2021 at 04:14 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Move Oregon’s Border announced ballot initiatives regarding moving the Oregon/Idaho border will be on the May 18, 2021 ballot in five Oregon counties. The organization — which promotes the greater Idaho movement — added they submitted 141% of signatures required in Baker and Lake counties and await signature verification, This is in addition to measure numbers having already been awarded to their initiatives in Grant, Malheur and Sherman counties.

Full story here.

New Arcade bringing entertainment to Mini-Cassia area
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-21-2021 at 11:50 AM

BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —A new form of entertainment is coming to the city of Burley.

This Monday Arcadia hosted their soft opening. This location is filled to the brim with both modern-day and retro arcade games and the owners are excited for its grand opening on March 15.

Owned and operated by Alex and Ryley Mortensen, the son and daughter-in-law of those responsible for the Albion Haunted Mansions say they felt like this form of entertainment was highly needed in Burley.

Full story here.

Heyburn creates master plan to update Riverside Park
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-19-2021 at 09:06 AM

HEYBURN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The city of Heyburn has spent the past few years updating its comprehensive plan — which was last updated in 2009, asking residents what they would like to see in the community.

“Overwhelmingly they have told us they want more opportunities along the river,” said Tony Morley, the city administrator. “They want better river access, more recreation. They want parks, things like that, more trails, more walking paths.”

Full Story Here.

Idaho lawmakers introduce bill to penalize picketing outside of homes
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-18-2021 at 09:22 AM

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho legislators are planning to introduce a bill that would create penalties for targeted picketing outside of homes after a recent rash of protests at the homes of elected officials and private citizens.

The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, and Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell.

Full story here. 

View Twin Falls County comprehensive plan Wednesday night
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 05:28 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Wednesday night the Twin Falls County Commission hosts an in-person open house and Zoom meeting to go over the new comprehensive plan for Twin Falls County.

People can view the plan in-person from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in suite 1100 at 630 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls, listen in over the phone or watch live via Zoom here. Access code information is listed in the graphic below.

For the past 4 years, the county commissioners have been working to update the comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2008.

Full Story here. 

Update: Twin Falls City Council approves route to Denver
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 07:18 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — TWIN FALLS, Idaho (Feb. 16, 2021) -- The Twin Falls City Council unanimously approved a transportation service agreement with SkyWest Airlines that establishes nonstop air service between Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) and Denver International Airport (DEN) on United Airlines. Tickets for the new flights will be on sale Feb. 23. The once-daily United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, between Twin Falls and Denver will commence May 12. The new route will provide business and leisure travelers to and from Southern Idaho with access to United’s global network, and flights will be timed to provide maximum connection opportunities.

Full story here.

Rock Creek Trail Closed at Shoshone Street Bridge Due to Water Damage
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-17-2021 at 06:49 AM

The City of Twin Falls has closed the Rock Creek Trail near the Shoshone Street bridge at Maxwell Avenue because water damage from a line break has caused significant erosion to the canyon wall above the trail. Pedestrians and cyclists should avoid the area due to the risk of falling rock and soil erosion.

Full story here.

Twin Falls City Council mulls adding Denver airport connection at Tuesday’s meeting
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-16-2021 at 07:25 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Twin Falls City Council plans to vote Tuesday to potentially add another connection out of the Magic Valley Regional Airport, which could be a huge benefit to the local economy.

The City Council will be discussing an air service agreement with SkyWest, which will operate a new daily United Airlines roundtrip flight between Twin Falls and Denver. Currently, the airport only has connections to Salt Lake City.

Full story here.

Kimberly to open new charter school, giving more options to families in the area
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-16-2021 at 07:11 AM

KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Ever since Kimberly School District built Stricker Elementary in 2018, they have had two empty school buildings and the question of what to do with them.

“A committee came together and decided they wanted to come up with a different educational model for students here in our community,” said Heidi Child, who will be the principal of the new school.

The committee decided to create the Rise Charter School, classes will begin in August for grades fourth through eighth and will cap each class at 25 students.

Full story here.

New D&B Supply Ready for Launch in Twin Falls
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-15-2021 at 06:30 PM

Ten days from this writing.  It may be the most anticipated moment of life in the Magic Valley next to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.  The new state-of-the-art D&B Supply store is almost complete.  A coworker explains the soft grand opening should fall on Thursday, February 25th.  The old store may close early next week and then in the course of the move you may suffer what we’ll call D&B withdrawal.

Full story here. 

Fish and Game works to educate the public about mountain lions
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-15-2021 at 04:03 PM

KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Mountain lions have been living in Idaho long before residents have, but recently they have been venturing into residential areas, especially in the Wood River Valley.

“Mountain lions have been here forever, for thousands of years, so it’s not new that they are here,” said Sierra Robatcek, a regional wildlife biologist with the Fish and Game Magic Valley office. “It’s new that our habitat is starting to overlap theirs.”

Fish and Game said it has received a significant number of calls from residents in the Hailey, Ketchum and Bellevue area. Residents report seeing mountain lions in subdivisions or in people’s backyards.

Full story here.

City can be in bar business
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-14-2021 at 08:02 PM

ELKO – The City of Elko can legally be in the bar business at the Ruby View Golf Course, although Duncan Golf Management will hold the liquor license, City Manager Curtis Calder said Thursday.

He said at the Elko City Council meeting that City Attorney David Stanton and a lawyer for Duncan checked into the legality.

Full story here

Amalgamated Sugar Factory celebrates 250,000 safe hours by giving back to a local organization
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-14-2021 at 06:51 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — For the second year in a row, The Amalgamated Sugar Factory of Twin Falls was able to donate $2,500 dollars to a Magic Valley organization.

“At Amalgamated we really boasted safety, and we want to make sure we are out front with that, so we have gone 250,000 man-hours without a recordable injury,” said Jeff Brown, the district safety manager.

The sugar factory is a 24/7 operation, with more than 400 full-time employees, so they say this is a big accomplishment.

Full Story Here.

Update: Lincoln County Sheriff talks about Shoshone Police Department being dissolved
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-13-2021 at 08:05 PM

SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE

Lincoln County Sheriff Rene King talked with KMVT about what the Shoshone Police Department being dissolved means for the county.

King tells KMVT the four employees of the SPD have been given applications for the sheriff’s office.

He also says the city will still have its four full-time officers in the city. But rather than Shoshone police officers, they’ll be Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.

Full story here. 

Magic Valley electric companies joining forces
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-13-2021 at 05:21 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —The competition between two Magic Valley electric companies is coming to an end. Putting you first KMVT explains how two businesses and families are coming together for the betterment of their customers.

Magic Valley Electric has recently acquired Gietzen Electric and Gietzen Solar, and they will now exist as one under the Magic Valley Electric name.

Full story here. 

Bogus Basin announces season pass sale. Prices? Going same direction as lift chairs.
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 07:06 PM

Presidents Day is Monday, and that means one thing for Boise skiers and snowboarders: It’s time to bust out some Andrew Jacksons.

Offering the lowest prices of the year, season passes for 2021-2022 go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 19, at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. You’ll pay more starting March 1.

Full story here.

Idaho medical marijuana vote campaign can collect signatures
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 06:55 PM

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho campaign for medical marijuana legalization has moved forward after receiving permission to collect signatures from residents.

The Post Register reported Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck says organizers and supporters can begin gathering signatures from registered voters to put the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act on the November 2022 general election ballot.

Full story here.

Canyon Rim Trail Section Closed for Emergency Power Line Repairs
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 10:03 AM

The City of Twin Falls has closed a section of the Canyon Rim Trail between the Evel Knievel Jumpsite and Shoshone Falls Park. Idaho Power is making temporary emergency repairs to a power line in the area, and pedestrian traffic is being detoured around the project area.

Full story here. 

Man starts petition to make Twin Falls 2nd Amendment sanctuary city
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-12-2021 at 07:13 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — In the past two weeks, KMVT has brought viewers stories of cities that have decided to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. A Twin Falls man now wants his city leaders to do the same.

Sixty-seven-year-old Lanny Denton is an advocate for the Second Amendment and people’s rights to bear arms, and he is concerned that there are currently three U.S. House bills aimed at restricting people’s gun rights: H.R 127H.R. 130, and H.R. 121. He feels in recent years it seems as though the Second Amendment has been under attack.

Full story here. 

Oakley seniors receive ‘honorable mention’ in nationwide contest
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:18 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Students at Oakley Junior-Senior high are being recognized on a national level for a STEM competition project aimed at helping those who use oxygen tanks.

Seniors Emree Larson, Sarah Austin and Mattaya Searle were awarded an “honorable mention” in the nationwide 11th annual Samsung solve for tomorrow contest.

The goal is to solve a real-world problem.

Full story here. 

Twin Falls base jumper, just a few jumps away from 1,000 jumps
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:12 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A Twin Falls extreme sports athlete is approaching a significant milestone for BASE jumping, but he told KMVT, more importantly, the sport helped save his life.

Fifty-five-year-old Damon Monjure, who goes by the nickname Nomad, loves the freedom and feeling he gets from BASE jumping. He said he likes jumping off of the Perrine Bridge because it is the only bridge in the nation where it is legal to jump year-round without a permit.

Full story here. 

Shoshone dissolves police department
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-11-2021 at 07:10 AM

SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —The City of Shoshone has voted to dissolve the Shoshone Police Department and contract with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for policing services.

According to a press release posted to the City of Shoshone’s Facebook page, the city says, “The council feels that it has done everything it can to continue to maintain the police department.”

In the press release, they explain in the last year the City of Shoshone Police Department has had a difficult time maintaining officer positions and keeping shifts fully covered. It is stated that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will provide law enforcement services to the citizens of Shoshone moving forward.

Read full story here. 

Paying Lip Service to Science
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-10-2021 at 06:55 AM

It should amuse everyone that people completely unfamiliar with the scientific method and science in general are the ones most likely to promote memes of “follow the science” and “believe in science.”

First of all, science is not a faith to believe in and these same people have no idea how to “follow the science.”

Case in point, hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin as treatments for Covid-19. The public experts have rejected these products based on the research producing negative results. In the case of hydroxychloroquine these studies were analyzing usage when a person was on their death beds or being over-dosed by the drug.

Read full article here.

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-9-2021 at 06:59 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla has acquired around $1.5 billion in Bitcoin under an investment policy at the electric car maker headed by Elon Musk, and it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for vehicles soon.

The California company revealed the new strategy in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission early Monday, saying its investment in digital currency and other “alternative reserve assets” may grow.

Read full article here.

Three Spacecraft Are About To Arrive At Mars. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Them
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-9-2021 at 06:55 AM

You’d be forgiven for letting it slip your mind, but last July three spacecraft launched to Mars. Now, after a journey of seven months, they’re all about to arrive.

So, what are they?

The missions are from three different countries – the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), China, and the U.S. – and they all launched within a few weeks of each other.

Read full article here.

Gooding declares itself a 'Second Amendment sanctuary city'
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-7-2021 at 07:59 AM

GOODING — The city recently joined a growing list of municipalities in Idaho that have passed resolutions declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuary cities.”

The Gooding City Council unanimously approved a resolution making this declaration during its Jan. 19 meeting. Mayor Jeff Brekke said the point is to affirm the city’s support of the second amendment, as well as the city’s opposition to laws that the council feels infringe on residents’ rights to bear arms.

Read full article here. 

Meat and Potato Co. offers first of its kind service in Magic Valley
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-6-2021 at 05:22 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —A new Twin Falls business is changing the way people do shopping for meat and potatoes, in a first-of-its-kind meat delivery service in Twin Falls.

The Meat and Potato Co. has officially been open since November 2020, but it was a long time coming, explains owner Travis Dixon.

“This is a business I’ve thought of for years.” Explains Dixon “I come from a food service background, I’ve been in the foodservice business for the last 25 years. And just thought there was an opportunity that a lot of people didn’t have access to some of the food service-type items in retail. And not only that, everything has expanded online with ordering online, shipping online, we see lots of companies that are not necessarily based right here in Idaho or support Idaho, and that’s kind of what we want to do.”

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Rock Creek Fire District receives fire truck from Utah Airforce base
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-3-2021 at 06:10 PM

KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Rock Creek Fire District has a new fire truck thanks to the Hill Airforce Base in Ogden, Utah.

About two years ago, the Rock Creek Fire District put their names on a list with the Hill Airforce Base in case they ever have a fire truck they needed to repurpose.

Last Saturday, the Rock Creek Fire District received a phone call asking if they would be interested in a 2003 ladder truck. The truck is worth $1.3 million.

Read full article here. 

Idaho Senate approves constitutional ban on legal marijuana
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-3-2021 at 06:06 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Expressing firm opposition to dozens of states that have legalized marijuana in recent years, the Idaho Senate on Wednesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legalization of pot and other psychoactive drugs in the state.

Read full article here. 

Sweetwater Hits Billion Dollar Milestone
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-2-2021 at 09:29 PM

FORT WAYNE - Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater is marking a major milestone in its more than 40-year history. In a year in which many businesses have struggled as a result of the pandemic, the music instrument and audio gear retailer says it hit more than $1 billion in revenue in 2020. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Surack says the achievement is about more than money. "I'd like to think that our success helped others."

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SpaceX Starship EXPLODES while attempting to land during high-altitude test
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-2-2021 at 09:14 PM

A SpaceX prototype Starship SN9 has exploded after crashing down on its landing pad during a high-altitude test of the vehicle from the company’s site in southern Texas on Tuesday.

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Jackpot Aquatic Recreation Center Is Now Open
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-1-2021 at 10:37 PM

Aquatic Recreation Facility for all ages in the Jackpot Community.

Swim, Fitness, Games

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Fish and Game reminds public of safety around mountain lions
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-1-2021 at 10:24 PM

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho wildlife agency alerts south central Idaho residents to mountain lion activity this winter and how to stay safe.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game said while reports of mountain lions are down this winter, the large wild cats live throughout the Wood River Valley, and the agency has continued to receive reports of the animals many consisting of movement through neighborhoods or sighting in yards.

According to a Fish and Game news release, since mid-January, mountain lions have been observed in the Wood River Valley between Hailey and Bellevue, and a lion is suspected of killing a deer near homes in the Indian Creek area, north of Hailey.

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Pelosi's big Tesla stock buy raises ethics questions
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 02-1-2021 at 03:14 PM

A watchdog group has called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a very profitable Tesla stock deal shortly before the Biden administration released plans to make the federal automobile fleet electric.

Last month, Paul Pelosi, a wealthy venture capitalist and husband of the California Democrat, bought up to $1 million worth of Tesla stock when the price was roughly $640.34 a share. The price had shot up to $838 a share by Thursday on the Nasdaq exchange.

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USASOC To Conduct Night Training in Southern Idaho Through Feb. 4
Posted By Jeff Young on 02-1-2021 at 02:37 PM

U.S. Army Special Operations Command will be conducting training at Magic Valley Regional Airport at Twin Falls; Mountain Home Air Force Base at Mountain Home; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington through Thursday, Feb. 4.

Read full article here. 

No Agenda - Eps. 1317 - Mutants
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 01-31-2021 at 05:53 PM

Mutants

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The Greatest Poscast in the Universe!

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Did Reddit Just, Uh, Save the Movie Theater Business?
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 01-31-2021 at 10:49 AM

Amid all the wild news stories in the past few days of Reddit-inspired investors snapping up GameStop stock, hedge funds scurrying for cover, and trading platforms called “Robinhood” suddenly deciding that helping the poor steal from the rich is not their business model, there’s been a particularly surprising development. GameStop is not the only stonk that has been meme-driven into the stratosphere. Other companies that, like GameStop, have been heavily shorted by investors—like department stores Macy’s and Dillard’s—also soared Wednesday. So did a number of companies that seem to basically have been chosen by whim, including Tootsie Roll, Koss headphones, Roku, and a trio of businesses that have nothing in common other than the letters “BB” in their stock tickers: Bed Bath & Beyond, BlackBerry, and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Hell, Redditors pushed a teensy Australian mining company’s stock up more than 50 percent yesterday simply because its symbol on the Australian stock exchange happens to be GME.

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Elon Musk’s tweets are moving markets — and some investors are worried
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 01-31-2021 at 08:04 AM

Bitcoin’s value jumped more than 20% to $38,566 on Friday after Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, changed his personal Twitter bio to #bitcoin, fueling speculation that he had bought more of the cryptocurrency.

Less than 24 hours earlier, the billionaire appeared to prompt shares in CD Projekt, which makes the Cyberpunk 2077 computer game, to surge more than 12% after he said via Twitter that a new model of Tesla’s Model S Plaid car would allow passengers to play the game.

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Jimmy Dore - Socialist Group Cheering Censorship Gets Banned From Facebook w/Glenn Greenwald
Posted By Jeff Young on 01-30-2021 at 07:04 PM

About The Jimmy Dore Show: #TheJimmyDoreShow is a hilarious and irreverent take on news, politics and culture featuring Jimmy Dore, a professional stand up comedian, author and podcaster. The show is also broadcast on Pacifica Radio Network stations throughout the country.

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Constitutional ban on legal pot advances in Idaho
Posted By Jeff Young on 01-30-2021 at 07:32 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the legalization of marijuana in Idaho has moved forward as lawmakers in the conservative state try to halt the increasing acceptance of the drug nationwide.

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Twin Falls man in custody following chase, standoff
Posted By Jeff Young on 01-29-2021 at 07:17 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Twin Falls Police arrested Ruperto Antonio Cuevas, 32, of Twin Falls, on an aggravated assault charge. Additional charges might be filed, as the investigation continues.

Police were called to the 400 block of Filer Avenue at approximately 4:17 p.m. Thursday, after a call came in alerting police about an armed man threatening violence.

When police arrived on scene, they discovered he had left, driving a cream-colored Cadillac Escalade. Cuevas allegedly didn’t stop for police lights and a pursuit began. He eventually returned to the 400 block and fled from the vehicle, where a foot pursuit ensued.

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Why a Reddit group pumped GameStop shares up 1,000% on a lark to make short sellers lose their shirts
Posted By Jeff Young on 01-28-2021 at 06:50 PM

Online investor forums are waging war against short sellers trying to profit from falling prices.

Shares in a U.S. retail chain that hasn't made any money in years have risen by 1,000 per cent in less than two weeks, wiping out billions of dollars from two Wall Street investment funds in the process.

The sentence above makes little sense at first blush, but it is nonetheless an apt description of the saga currently underway surrounding shares in GameStop.

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John Kerry: Gas Industry Workers Who Lose Their Jobs Can Go ‘Make The Solar Panels’
Posted By Ge0ph Young on 01-28-2021 at 07:32 AM

The Biden administration has admitted to killing jobs in the fossil fuel industries, but it insists that workers can find livelihoods in other, growing sectors, such as solar panels.

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Tulsi Gabbard Labels Adam Schiff, John Brennan, Big Tech as ‘Domestic Enemies’
Posted By Jeff Young on 01-28-2021 at 07:20 AM

Former Democrat congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said Tuesday that former CIA Director John O. Brennan, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Silicon Valley tech monopolies are a bigger threat to America that the rioters that stormed the Capitol on January 6th.

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10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know.
Posted By Jeff Young on 05-07-2009 at 6:28 PM

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-youtube-url-tricks-you-should-know-about/

What to use for Green Screen fabric.
Posted By Jeff Young on 01-29-2007 at 7:03 AM

I found this on the web and copy>paseted it here. 

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Fabric Options for Backgrounds/Backdrops and Chromakeying

In researching on the Internet, I have found many different opinions as to which fabric is the best to use for backdrops, which fabrics are best for greenscreening and bluescreening, and what fabrics last longer with or without paint, etc.

In my experience, it is easiest to go to a fabric store (or a store with fabrics in it, such as Wal-Mart) with some ideas in mind, and look through all the different fabrics to find something that suits your purposes. If you want a plain and simple background, there are many solid color backgrounds; if you want something more radical, you could get one of the many cartoon character backgrounds, a 'clouds' background, etc. Prices for different fabrics vary widely (especially depending upon the width of the fabric), and I usually like narrower (around 48") fabric, because it's easier to manage (and it fits in my car for portability better!).

But I will offer my advice on a few specific types of backgrounds and what fabric/thickness works best for them. Also, when selecting a fabric, you must keep in mind how the lights you use (whether they be $30 halogen worklights or $500 soft boxes) reflect off the fabric. If you need to, ask for a sample of the fabric (these are usually free) and take some pictures of it under different lighting conditions.

See my guide for lighting for photography and video (not yet posted) and lighting for green/blue screen compositing or chromakeying (not yet posted)

Fabric types/backgrounds:

Muslin is a strong, sturdy fabric for painting on, or as a simple white or tan-colored backdrop. You can use acrylic or oil paints (found at art supply stores) or paints you can find at home-supply stores to make professional-looking backdrops for portraits and the like. The only problem with muslin is that it is prone to wrinkling (but this may not matter if you paint it. Be sure to wash the muslin right after you buy it and iron it to get out as many of the wrinkles you can. Make sure you buy PVC or metal piping that is sturdy enough to hold some of the thicker muslins. Do a Google search for 'paint muslin backdrop' to find out more.

Cotton, one of the more common fabrics found in a fabric store, is fairly easy to keep clean, but not so easy to paint on. Cotton is best for solid dyed colors. Make sure you wash and iron the backdrop before rolling it, or the wrinkles may be very hard to remove!

Rayon is a very lightweight fabric that can be had for a low price and is easy to transport, roll, and keep wrinkle-free. However, because it is so thin, you have to be careful when lighting it (sometimes lights behind the screen will make the lighting very uneven).

Polyester is a very low maintenance fabric, and is relatively easy to keep wrinkle-free. Simply make sure you've washed and dried it, then take it out as soon as you can to avoid wrinkles. Light reflects off polyester a little brighter than most cottons, so make sure you account for that when lighting backdrops. You can purchase polyester in many different thicknesses (and many different prices); make sure your backdrop support frame is sturdy enough to hold it.

 

For Compositing: Professionals usually have access to professional-quality blue and green paints and fabrics for building high-quality backdrops. However, the average photographer or videographer does not have so much money. In my experience, the 'greenest green' or 'bluest blue' you can find will work fairly well (especially for photographs which you'd like to edit in Photoshop). 

 

 

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