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No terror zone

As a media company, BarberTime has an obligation to present you with the realest stories and on the edge perspective.

In light of the terrorist plots organizing around our world, BarberTime has chosen NOT to give the issue ANY face-time. Although this is a matter of utmost importance, BarberTime will choose not to engage in opinions nor the rhetoric established in the general media.

BarberTime will support all efforts of those whom oppose terror and provide an environment of positive #barberlove

God Bless San Bernardino, Paris, Chicago and our schools ravished by senseless violence!

Goodell asks “football personnel” to look into catch rule

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460xIRVING, Texas (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has asked various ”football personnel” to examine the confusing catch rule.

Goodell says Wednesday that he reached out last month to former players, coaches, general managers and others, ”to come together and try and see if we can study this and come up with proposals for the competition committee to consider.”

Just what constitutes a completed catch has been a controversial subject for years, particularly involving receptions by Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryantthat were overturned by video review.

Goodell wants those people to examine how the play is officiated and coached, and ”how fans react to this.”

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Barbers, stylists disagree on who can display a barber pole

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Joel and Lisa Martin pose outside their barber shop and salon in Rosemount, Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Friendly arguments aren’t hard to find in a barbershop, but try cutting in on a hallowed symbol — that red, white and blue barber pole — and it may be time to hide the scissors.

Steeped in history and symbolism, the iconic cylinders spinning on storefronts across America are an increasing source of friction between barbers and beauticians.

Minnesota, Michigan and North Carolina are the latest fronts in a spreading legislative campaign to reserve the poles for barbers. The proposals, which often include fines for offenders, are driving a new wedge in a trade where gender lines have long run deep.

“The barber pole is the oldest sign in town besides the cross. It should not be displayed where there is not a licensed barber,” says Charles Kirkpatrick of Arkansas, a barber since 1959 who keeps tabs on such legislation for the National Association of Barber Boards of America.

For many, the only real difference between a barber and hairstylist is the clientele they serve. But barbers say the tools of their trade and unique services they provide make them different, and laws are needed to prevent beauty parlors, salons and other establishments from passing themselves off as barbershops, including chain shops that use the barber name and logo but don’t have a licensed barber on site.

Cosmetologists argue that haircuts are haircuts, and say the protective efforts are silly and chauvinist.

“They’re still trying to hang onto the vestiges that say they’re special. I can cut a man’s hair. Why shouldn’t I be able to put a barber pole up?” says Jeanie Thompson, owner of a

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By Brian Bakst, Associated Press

Week 13: Fantasy Football Starts and Sits

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Adam Meyer offers his opinions on who you should start and sit for Week 13 in fantasy football


QB – Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ (@ NYG)

The Fitzmagic was real last week when the Jets quarterback pulled four passing TDs out of his hat. As for his opponent, the Giants secondary has allowed at least 300 passing yards in three of the past four games. As for Fitzpatrick’s consistency, he has thrown at least two touchdown passes in three of his last four contests.

Other notables: Alex Smith (KC), Kirk Cousins (WAS), Jay Cutler (CHI)

RB – C.J. Anderson, DEN (@ SD)

If you drafted CJA in the first round of your 2015 fantasy draft and then dropped him after his slow start, don’t read this portion. Anderson had the best game of the season last week against the Patriots (113 yards and two TDs). In the snow, Anderson was the Rudolph to Gary Kubiak’s sleigh. As for the Chargers, the defense has allowed an opposing running back to tally at least 23 fantasy points in two of the past three games.

Other notables: LeGarrette Blount (NE), David Johnson (ARI), Shaun Draughn(SF)

WR – T.Y. Hilton, IND (@ PIT)

Thankfully, Andrew Luck missing more games didn’t seem to impact Hilton last week. Against the Buccaneers, Hilton was targeted a team-high 12 times and caught six passes for 95 yards with two touchdowns. Also, in the past six games, the Steelers have allowed an opposing wide receiver to produce at least 17 fantasy points. While Donte Moncrief could be that guy in Week 13, I think Hilton has the edge. Possibly both, too.

Other notables: Jeremy Maclin (KC), Kamar Aiken (BAL), Doug Baldwin (SEA)

TE – Julius Thomas, JAC (@ TEN)

It was the Thursday night game against the Titans where we heard the news that Jacksonville would incorporate Thomas more in the red zone. That night, he made five receptions and scored a TD. Last week, Thomas caught nine passes for 116 yards and a TD. With Allen Hurns likely sidelined, Thomas will get a big boost in the rankings (as will Allen Robinson).

Other notables: Scott Chandler (NE), Delanie Walker (TEN), Kyle Rudolph(MIN)


QB – Tyrod Taylor, BUF (vs. HOU)

It seems to be three TDs or bust for T-Mobile this season. In every start, Taylor either accrues three passing touchdowns or is forced to settle for one (he was also saddled with a zero-TD game in Week 11). This week will likely be a bust for Taylor. The Texans have only allowed one passing TD since Week 7.

Others include: Philip Rivers (SD),Jameis Winston (TB), Teddy Bridgewater (MIN)

RB – Lamar Miller, MIA (vs. BAL)

As much as it pains me to put Miller’s name on this side of the start/sit list, it must be done. Last week, he recorded five carries (two yards). Two weeks ago, he notched seven rushing attempts (44 yards). Sure, Bill Lazor has finally been relieved of his duties as the offensive coordinator, but I need to see results before I get fooled again. Also, the Ravens haven’t allowed more than 13 fantasy points to an opposing running back since Week 7 (Chris Johnson).

Others include: Latavius Murray (OAK), Frank Gore (IND), Duke Johnson Jr. (CLE)

WR – Stefon Diggs, MIN (vs. SEA)

Antonio Brown, one of the most explosive receivers in the game, was held to only 51 receiving yards last week while under Richard Sherman’s thumb. Diggs will likely draw that type of attention this week. However, I don’t expect Jarius Wright to have a Markus Wheaton-type game with Diggs buried by Sherman.

Others include: Markus Wheaton (PIT), James Jones (GB), Willie Snead (NO)

TE – Charles Clay, BUF (vs. HOU)

Ever since his hot start in the first four weeks of the season, Clay has been ceramic (sorry). In his last five starts, Clay has compiled over 50 yards only once. We already established the fact that the Houston defense is stingy. When it comes to opposing TEs, they are even tougher. Only two TEs have scored against the Texans this season (Travis Kelce and Julius Thomas). Don’t expect Clay to join that short list.

Others include: Clive Walford (OAK), Jordan Cameron (MIA), Heath Miller(PIT)

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Beyoncé Is Even Blonder

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While the rest of us are warming up our roots in time for winter, Beyonce, aka Queen Bee, aka Mrs Carter, is busy being the epitome of summer with silken blonde hair. The star has been sporting golden locks for a while now, but instead of deepening her color for cool weather, she’s done the opposite. The results? Barbie-like waves of almost white blonde perfection.And here she is at a party over the weekend, looking similarly flawless but with hair that’s even more Marilyn.

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Mass Barber & Beauty Convention (Recap)

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You should have been there!

Thats probably not something a media company should tell its family… but its the truth. We exist to put the spotlight on YOU; the barber, the stylist, the artist, the hair enthusiast… YOU. There was a great turn out! Brothers and sisters from all over the nation came out to show their skills, showcase their products, represent their cities, and teach some lessons. Most importantly, they came out to push the culture forward.

This past Sunday, we were able to meet with some of the most distinguished in the industry. @DLMasterBarber dropped some words of wisdom and wealth, we interviewed some local (and distant) artists, @BarberGeeks hooked me up with a fly straight edge (shot out), and… Well, I’m not going to get into the details because YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE. Also, we recorded it. The video will be posted on Monday, November 16.

Keep posted.

BTM Buzz with Mr. Peter Parker

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BTM: Who were your influences BEFORE becoming a disk jockey?

PP: I always looked up to Ed Lover & Dr. Dre from Yo! MTV Raps when I was a kid. I connected with Ed on a personality tip, but the silver and black flight cases that held Dre’s turntables were so cool to me.. I looked up to Funkmaster Flex, Kid Carpi, Ron G, Doo Wop and most of the big Mixtape DJs from the 90’s. The Fresh Prince of Bell air

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Barbers’ pay dispute with Modern Man

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A familiar argument flared up recently in a labor fight between Oregon officials and Uber, the ride-service company whose business model depends on contracted workers.

The dispute over what defines an employee versus an independent contractorpops up regularly across the U.S. economy as employers of all sizes seek to trim labor costs and workers try to gain more flexibility and control over their schedules and working conditions.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 3

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Week 3 proved the contenders from the pretenders! The Jets fall from the sky as the Broncos race to take their place. The Patriots remain on top with a 51-17 romping over the Jags while Green Bay and Arizona stay hot on their trail.

WK3 power rankings SQUARE

Only one thing left to do!

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This is the NFL’s “Golden” Super Bowl Season and Tom Brady is known as the Golden Boy. As you get older, competitive juices can begin to fade but the league and people around the world have ensured Brady’s already big chip on his shoulder feel like it did back in Michigan.

To Brady’s defense I ask why can’t the simplest answer to the whole deflate-gate be just what was said. Jastremski just went to the bathroom! Occam’s Razor…

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What is the New Normal in Dating?

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Thanks to reality television where the women are out of control, settling for blatant cheating men, arguing over dumb stuff, physical altercations with their fellow sistahs, and side chicks stepping to main chicks as if it’s their right. It seems we now live in a world where a lady, one who exudes confidence and carries herself with self-respect, dignity, and class, are now abnormal. I don’t consider these

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BTM Buzz with Leedz Edutainment

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Ned Wellbery a.k.a. Leedz was Born in Lynn, MA and raised in transit between northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. He was subjected to music as soon as he was born. His Grandfather was a Jazz drummer and would play constantly in front him. His mother was a big fan of folk music and taught him the importance of lyrics through the music of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen. But as a teenager, he fell victim of a broken home when his dad disappeared when he was only 11 years old, leaving him

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