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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Round-Up: New Images, How Phasma Survived ‘The Force Awakens’, and More

While there aren’t quite enough entries to make this one of our regular Star Wars Bits columns, enough scattered pieces of information about this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi have surfaced recently that they’re worth collecting in one place and talking about one by one. Let’s dive into some new images featuring Finn and Rose, an X-Wing upgrade for Poe Dameron, learn how Captain Phasma escaped her trash compactor at the end of The Force Awakens, and read excerpts of a new interview with The...

Mayor de Bolshevik: Will his dangerous dogma be embraced by others on America's far-left?

In a wide-ranging and candid interview with New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio casually noted that the "way our legal system is structured to favor private property" provokes his "anger, which is visceral." The mayor elaborated on this point, insisting that "people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be."The mayor begs the question of who...

2017–18 NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

2017–18 NBA Preview: Los Angeles LakersWe’re almost done with the Pacific Division previews, but there’s no way we could not discuss the new-look Los Angeles Lakers.It’s the dawn of a new era for the Lake Show. D’Angelo Russell is in Brooklyn, the LaVar Ball trash compactor is courtside in Staples, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is making a lot of money, for now.The Brook Lopez contract is in its final year. KCP is a one-year deal. Luol Deng, however, is going nowhere fast. The 32-year-old...

Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update

Several new green patent complaints were filed in July and August in the areas of advanced batteries, electrolyzers for sewage treatment, LED lighting, eco-friendly pet products, solar powered trash compactors, and wind turbines.                                                                Advanced BatteriesSomaltus LLC v. Universal...