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America, Future, and Hulu: moviepass 533% 4359 CASSIE LANGDON Card valid only at MoviePass Theatres BUSINESS NETFLIX FOR MOVIE TIX Mar 23 | MoviePass applies subscription model to movie ticket sales; acquiring 2 million subscribers faster than Netflix, Hulu and Spotify. MoviePass, a movie-ticket subscription service that allows users to attend one movie a day for $6.95 a month (reducing the cost of a single ticket to significantly less than the national average,) is about to surpass 3 million total users in its first 5 months. ___ As streaming services like Netflix and Hulu increase in popularity, movie theaters have been trying to reinvent the theater experience by reimagining the concession counter and making seats more luxurious. Even so, theater attendance did not increase in 2016, and experts are predicting a 4 percent decline in 2017 (a 22-year low). ___ Movie pass provides hope for attendance numbers in the future, even though theater companies are wary of the introduction of the new service. When Lowe announced the plan for the cut-rate subscription service back in August, AMC Entertainment, North America’s largest multiplex operator, released a warning statement saying the company is “not welcome here” and threatening legal action. ___ The ticketing firm was launched by a former founding executive of Netflix, Mitch Lowe. Lowe said in a recent statement, “We’re actually shocked,” adding, “We seem to have hit a nerve in America.” Even though AMC execs are not interested sharing admissions or concessions revenue, Lowe claims the goal of his company is simply “to strive for mutually beneficial relationships.”
America, Future, and Hulu: moviepass
 533% 4359
 CASSIE LANGDON
 Card valid only at MoviePass Theatres
 BUSINESS
 NETFLIX FOR MOVIE TIX
 Mar 23 | MoviePass applies subscription
 model to movie ticket sales; acquiring 2
 million subscribers faster than Netflix, Hulu
 and Spotify.
MoviePass, a movie-ticket subscription service that allows users to attend one movie a day for $6.95 a month (reducing the cost of a single ticket to significantly less than the national average,) is about to surpass 3 million total users in its first 5 months. ___ As streaming services like Netflix and Hulu increase in popularity, movie theaters have been trying to reinvent the theater experience by reimagining the concession counter and making seats more luxurious. Even so, theater attendance did not increase in 2016, and experts are predicting a 4 percent decline in 2017 (a 22-year low). ___ Movie pass provides hope for attendance numbers in the future, even though theater companies are wary of the introduction of the new service. When Lowe announced the plan for the cut-rate subscription service back in August, AMC Entertainment, North America’s largest multiplex operator, released a warning statement saying the company is “not welcome here” and threatening legal action. ___ The ticketing firm was launched by a former founding executive of Netflix, Mitch Lowe. Lowe said in a recent statement, “We’re actually shocked,” adding, “We seem to have hit a nerve in America.” Even though AMC execs are not interested sharing admissions or concessions revenue, Lowe claims the goal of his company is simply “to strive for mutually beneficial relationships.”

MoviePass, a movie-ticket subscription service that allows users to attend one movie a day for $6.95 a month (reducing the cost of a single ...

Fake, Family, and Life: Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life Irn Prison Unarmed Black Man In Fake "Neighborhood Watch" Incident For Murdering @balleralert Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Unarmed Black Man In Fake “Neighborhood Watch” Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, a North Carolina man, claiming to be part of “neighborhood watch,” called 911 to warn the operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m on neighborhood watch. I am going to have the neighborhood meet these hoodlums out here racing up and down the street,” Chad Copley said to the emergency operator. “It’s 1 in the morning. There’s some devil in them. They have firearms and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I was you, I would send PD out here as quickly as possible,” later adding, “I’m going to kill them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After his conversation with the 911, Copley fired his gun and struck 20-year-old KourenRodneyBernardThomas. He then redialed 911 to explain the incident, claiming one of the boys brandished a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, upon arrival, officials found an unarmed Thomas with a gunshot wound. He was quickly taken to a local hospital, where he was then pronounced dead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the incident, Thomas’ friend explained that their actions were innocent and completely opposite of Copley’s claims. In fact, David Walker said he and Thomas tried to get into a party on Copley’s block, but when they couldn’t get immediate access, they decided to leave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Walker’s story was slightly different from Copley’s, the end result was the same-Thomas was shot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the trial, Copley, who the family attorney named ‘George Zimmerman 2.0’, maintained he fired in self-defense against the group of armed men. However, after a cross-examination, Copley admitted that he saw no gun and that there wasn’t even a neighborhood watch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Copley was found guilty on first-degree murder charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Fake, Family, and Life: Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life Irn
 Prison Unarmed Black Man
 In Fake "Neighborhood Watch" Incident
 For Murdering
 @balleralert
Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Unarmed Black Man In Fake “Neighborhood Watch” Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, a North Carolina man, claiming to be part of “neighborhood watch,” called 911 to warn the operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m on neighborhood watch. I am going to have the neighborhood meet these hoodlums out here racing up and down the street,” Chad Copley said to the emergency operator. “It’s 1 in the morning. There’s some devil in them. They have firearms and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I was you, I would send PD out here as quickly as possible,” later adding, “I’m going to kill them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After his conversation with the 911, Copley fired his gun and struck 20-year-old KourenRodneyBernardThomas. He then redialed 911 to explain the incident, claiming one of the boys brandished a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, upon arrival, officials found an unarmed Thomas with a gunshot wound. He was quickly taken to a local hospital, where he was then pronounced dead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the incident, Thomas’ friend explained that their actions were innocent and completely opposite of Copley’s claims. In fact, David Walker said he and Thomas tried to get into a party on Copley’s block, but when they couldn’t get immediate access, they decided to leave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Walker’s story was slightly different from Copley’s, the end result was the same-Thomas was shot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the trial, Copley, who the family attorney named ‘George Zimmerman 2.0’, maintained he fired in self-defense against the group of armed men. However, after a cross-examination, Copley admitted that he saw no gun and that there wasn’t even a neighborhood watch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Copley was found guilty on first-degree murder charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Unarmed Black Man In Fake “Neighborhood Watch” Incident - blogged by @MsJenny...

Donald Trump, Memes, and Taken: Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation @balleralert Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, the US Department of Defense mistakenly retweeted a message that included a call for DonaldTrump's resignation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The original message was tweeted from an account belonging to an anti-Trump activist. Part of the tweet read, "Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency." The rest of the tweet called for Roy Moore and Al Franken to step down from their positions following recent sexual abuse allegations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Pentagon's primary account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers, but quickly deleted it. However, Twitter users had already taken screenshots of the retweet and passed it around the social network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One user even tweeted, "Looks like that ex-Twitter employee found a new gig at the Pentagon," in reference to an incident earlier this month when a Twitter employee deactivated Trump's account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana White, Chief Pentagon spokesperson, gave an explanation via Twitter of how the error occurred, saying: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "An authorized operator of the @DeptofDefense's official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense. The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it."
Donald Trump, Memes, and Taken: Pentagon Accidentally Retweets
 Message Calling For Donald
 Trump's Resignation
 @balleralert
Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, the US Department of Defense mistakenly retweeted a message that included a call for DonaldTrump's resignation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The original message was tweeted from an account belonging to an anti-Trump activist. Part of the tweet read, "Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency." The rest of the tweet called for Roy Moore and Al Franken to step down from their positions following recent sexual abuse allegations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Pentagon's primary account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers, but quickly deleted it. However, Twitter users had already taken screenshots of the retweet and passed it around the social network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One user even tweeted, "Looks like that ex-Twitter employee found a new gig at the Pentagon," in reference to an incident earlier this month when a Twitter employee deactivated Trump's account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dana White, Chief Pentagon spokesperson, gave an explanation via Twitter of how the error occurred, saying: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "An authorized operator of the @DeptofDefense's official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense. The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it."

Pentagon Accidentally Retweets Message Calling For Donald Trump's Resignation - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, the US De...