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    “Intersex” individuals are born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t exactly fit into the binary categories of “male” or “female.” This may include looking like one sex externally, but having internal anatomy of the other sex. It might also refer to having an enlarged clitoris, small penis, or“a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia.” It’s important to note that “intersex” is actually socially constructed. People decide when something is not a normal representation of a certain sex; it’s not always easily distinguishable. Thus, doctors’ identifications of “intersex” vary. There isn’t a consensus on classifications of how small, big, or “abnormal” appearing a body part has to be labeled as intersex. Furthermore, some manifestations of being intersex may not show up until much later in life. People might even pass away without ever knowing. Source: VICE News/Youtube When a child is born that...
    Both members of the NASA team are currently senior astronauts. Clover has made two space missions since arriving at the space station in November. This is the third time. Robbins previously made his first orbit in 2016 at the space station, so this is the third time. If Sunday’s spacewalk sounded better than previous spacewalks – especially considering what happened on the weekend – that’s fine. But Kenny Todd, deputy director of the International Space Station program, told a news conference Wednesday: “This is not a real project from Monday to Friday.” Robbins and Clover will be preparing for the upcoming Solar Kit upgrade by integrating and installing the modifier. While the current solar station lines are still performing better, they are disgraceful. This defect is estimated to be only 15 years old and was established in December 2000 – so it is said to have exceeded...
    Trying to find friends can be stressful on its own, but when you’re a sea monster trying to blend in with the residents of an Italian town who just so happen to hate sea monsters, it’s even more anxiety-inducing. This is the basic premise of Luca, Pixar’s new animated film coming later this year. The movie follows Luca Paguro, a 13-year-old sea monster who wants to see what life is like above the sea, and his friend Alberto Scorfano, who loves the human world. Together, they take on human-looking forms and explore around an Italian town, trying to live a carefree life and enjoy the simple things that humans may take for granted, like bicycles and gelato. If that sounds a little like The Little Mermaid, one of Disney’s most popular animated films, you’re not alone. Ultimately, Luca is likely going to become a story about love, friendship,...
    Conservatives are joining forces to oppose President Joe Biden’s nominee to head Health and Human Services (HHS), describing the former Congressman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as an “extremist” who believes in abortion on demand up to the moment of birth and no intervention if a baby survives the procedure. The Conservative Action Project and the Conservative Partnership Institute are distributing an open letter detailing their opposition to Becerra: No federal agency has more influence over policies relating to the sanctity of life, human dignity, and religious liberty than HHS. Becerra has a troubling record on all of these fronts. He is an extremist nominee who will carry the agendas of liberal dark money groups to his administration post if confirmed. As a former Member of Congress, Becerra voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion, against making it a crime to hurt an unborn child during the perpetration of another...
    A STUNNING YouTube video sends you time travelling back to 1920s Paris thanks to artificial intelligence colourising old black and white film. The AI enhanced film shows the daily life of Parisians in 1927 in 4K quality. The 1920s in Paris were often referred to as "les années folles", which means "the crazy years. World renowned artist Pablo Picasso lived in the city during the decade, as did writers Ernest Hemingway and W.B Yeats. The video was published by a YouTube account called glamourdaze. It's an edited clip of a series of travelogues created by early film maker Burton Holmes. 8A young couple can be seen at an outdoor cafeCredit: YouTube/ Glamourdaze 8AI has been used to determine their hair colour and complexionsCredit: YouTube/ Glamourdaze The original footage was digitised by AV Geeks and preserved on the Prelinger Archive. Clips of the film, called Seeing Paris, were then taken...
    A BABY shark with a "human face" has been dubbed the real-life baby shark after it was discovered in Indonesia. The mutant shark was caught by Abdullah Nuren, 48, in the waters near Rote Ndao in the East Nusa Tenggara province. 3The pup had two round eyes and a shocked expressionCredit: ViralPress 3Nuren was stunned when he saw one of the sharks had a face that looked humanCredit: ViralPress He had accidentally caught an adult shark in his trawler net, and when he cut open its stomach, he found three pups inside. Nuren was stunned when he saw one of the sharks had a face that looked human. The pup had two round eyes, with almost a cartoon character look to them. "I initially found a mother shark caught in the...
    Of all the weird and wonderful creatures you might come across in the sea, a mutant shark with 'a human face' doesn't spring to mind.  But a fisherman off the coast of Indonesia was left baffled when he came across just that.  The mutant baby shark was caught by Abdullah Nuren, 48, in the waters near Rote Ndao in the East Nusa Tenggara province.  Of all the weird and wonderful creatures you might come across in the sea, a mutant shark with 'a human face' doesn't spring to mind RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Can YOU spot the shark? Alarming footage shows oblivious... Incredible moment oblivious Bondi surfer gets off his board... Share this article Share The fisherman had first accidentally caught an adult shark in his trawler net and when he cut open its stomach, three pups were inside. ...
    London actress Juno Temple (b.1989) is the daughter of filmmaker Julien Temple, who decided to specialize in video clips at the beginning of his career, was also able to make some fiction features such as Beginners (1986) or Bullet (1996) and has spent more than twenty years focusing a lot on the documentary genre, with contributions such as The dirt and the fury (2000), Joe Strummer: Life and Death of a Singer (2007), Oil City Confidential (2009) or Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020), which will arrive in Spain next April. In fact, her firstborn’s debut was in a movie of hers: as the Emma Southey of Pandaemonium (2000). Juno Temple: “I was really touched by the script, and I found in the character of Sam a profound and inspiring little human being” But we can recognize Juno Temple more for other papers, like his Lola...
    ALEXEI Navalny's appeal against his prison sentence has been rejected in Moscow - despite an order to free him by the European Court of Human Rights. A lower court sentenced the Russian opposition leader earlier this month to two years and eight months in prison for violating his probation relating to a 2014 conviction for embezzlment. 2Navalny has lost his appeal against his jail sentenceCredit: AFP or licensors The leading critic of Vladimir Putin was arrested for failing to report to police while he battled for his life in Germany after a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin – a claim the regime denies. Anti-corruption crusader Navalny, 44, appealed the prison sentence and asked to be released. Yet, the Moscow City Court's judge today only slightly reduced his sentence to just over two and-half years in prison, ruling that a month-and-half Navalny spent under house arrest in...
    Human Rights Watch is calling for proof of life for Princess Latifa, the 33-year-old daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.  Princess Latifa claims she currently being held hostage by her family after she attempted to flee the United Arab Emirates (UAE) back in 2018, according to USA Today. “I am a hostage and this villa has been converted into a jail,” Latifa said in a cell phone video obtained by the outlet. “The police threaten me that they would take me outside and shoot me if I didn’t cooperate with them,” she explained. “They also threatened me that I would be in prison my whole life and I’ll never see the sun again.” (RELATED: UAE Princess Held Hostage By Dubai Ruler Sends Secret Messages To Friends Detailing Conditions)  Her family has denied any wrongdoing in her detainment and claims she is absolutely fine, USA Today...
    Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny after ruling that his life is at risk.  The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that was posted on Navalny's website on Wednesday demands that Russia set him free immediately and warns that failing to do so would mark a breach of the European human rights convention. Navalny, 44, an anti-corruption investigator and President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, was arrested last month upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.  Russian authorities have rejected the accusation. Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny after ruling that his life is at risk  Earlier this month, a Moscow court sentenced Navalny to two years and eight months in prison for violating terms of...
    Horse racing in America has long been a favorite pastime of the wealthy. To this day, both women and men get dressed up in fancy outfits to go to the derby, and many even make a lucrative sport out of betting on which horse will win. But it’s not all fun and games – for the horses who are forced to put on a show for human entertainment and profit, derby day can be a matter of life and death. The horses who perform well during races are usually fortunate enough to be given a decent life so that they can continue to make money for their owners. On the other hand, the losing horses are often sent to slaughter when their handlers decide they are no longer “valuable.” According to Forbes, more than 10,000 U.S. Thoroughbreds are sold at auction, shoved into cramped trucks, and shipped to slaughterhouses in...
    When NASA’s Viking 1 space probe became the first human-made device to function properly on Mars soil in July 1976, excitement was sparked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where it had been built. Irresistible smiles, wet eyes and overwhelming happiness. Now, almost half a century later, Jorge Pla-Garcia trust you can feel the same when the mission Mars 2020 Perseverance, also from the US agency, touch the surface of the Red Planet next Thursday night. This researcher in planetary sciences from the Center for Astrobiology (INTA-CSIC) and member of Perseverance is in charge of studying the atmosphere of Mars with the intention of minimizing the risks at the time of landing of the rover (the space exploration vehicle) that transports the mission. Upon reaching the Red Planet, you must land on the jezero crater, an ancient lake, and begin field work that will allow determine if this star...
    Specifically, they propose to search for an element that does a lot of damage to the Earth: nitrogen dioxide. Is there intelligent life in the universe? It is one of the questions that humanity has historically asked itself. Nothing has confirmed it. However, in such a vast territory, there should be some other civilization. Therefore, science continues to assign missions to find some form of life. On the other hand, the method could change, according to a new proposal by a group of astronomers from the POT. Traditionally, the existence of alien civilizations is sought through radio signals. It started with an old radio transmitter and outdated headphones. But, over the years, technology has been mutating. However, so far nothing has been captured … we believe. Why not change the shapes? Says this group of scientists. And what they propose generates some interest and curiosity in the astronomical community....
    The Sims 4 may be a life simulation game, but it gets pretty weird. Sims can go to work as an accountant, get devoured by a Cowplant, date the Grim Reaper, and become a Star Wars character. One of the game’s weirder additions of late is Bonehilda, a longtime legacy character. The latest Stuff Pack is paranormal-themed, and players are attuning themselves to the afterlife so they can hang out with the best skeleton maid in all of gaming. Bonehilda is both creepy (she’s a skeleton, and a constant reminder of the inevitable skeleton war) and extremely helpful. She fulfills the roles of a butler or a nanny, taking care of Sim children and cleaning up the house. She dates back to the original The Sims and its Makin’ Magic expansion pack from 2003. Since then, she’s shown up in The Sims 3 and now The Sims 4. (For some...
    The U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB) has condemned President Biden’s reinstatement of taxpayer-funded abortions around the world, calling his act “grievous.” “It is grievous that one of President Biden’s first official acts actively promotes the destruction of human lives in developing nations,” declare Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop David Malloy, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace in a statement. “This Executive Order is antithetical to reason, violates human dignity, and is incompatible with Catholic teaching. We and our brother bishops strongly oppose this action,” the bishops state. On Thursday, Biden signed an executive order allowing U.S. taxpayer funds to be sent to organizations that both “promote and provide abortions in developing countries,” revoking the life-saving Mexico City policy, the Bishops say. The overturned policy had separated abortion from family planning activities and “ensured U.S. taxpayer dollars only went to organizations...
    Pro-abortion pop Star Halsey revealed Wednesday that she is pregnant and penned a message affirming the humanity of her unborn child mere days before the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. “I love this mini human already!” said Halsey of her baby to screenwriter Alev Aydin on Instagram. Aydin is reported to be the singer’s new boyfriend and father to her unborn child. The 26-year-old pop star posted a photo of herself with a baby bump on Instagram with a one-word caption: “surprise!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) Halsey also tagged Aydin in the photo, to which he commented, “Heart so full, I love you, sweetness.” “I love you!!!!! And I love this mini human already!” Halsey replied. The annual March for Life — the world’s largest pro-life event — will take place on Friday, celebrating life and declaring that abortion...
    Richard Hobby is a man on a crusade: To steer you to spirit-lifting movies full of love, heart and courage, and away from those that are bad for the soul. Not your standard movie critic, the veteran communications specialist has created Zero Circle Films, a membership-based website that recommends four movies a month, pictures he calls “Third Way” cinema. ‘I’m sort of detective of sorts, searching for films that dazzle and celebrate the human spirit,’’ Hobby tells Newsmax Magazine. “There are increasing numbers of films that are destructive to the soul. They are supposed to be cutting edge, but they basically say, ‘screw you,’ to basic decency.’’ Hobby, founder of the Yarmouth, Maine-based communications firm Greengage, whose clients have included PepsiCo, Chrysler and MetLife, says Hollywood churns out three types of movies: First Way Films which uphold “the norms of society and contain “decency and reasonable goodness,’’ but are “bland...
    Human Coalition Advisory Board Member Benjamin Watson suggested Monday that focusing on protecting life at all stages will unify Americans in this divisive day and age.  Watson, a former NFL player for the New England Patriots, spoke with the DCNF’s Mary Margaret Olohan Monday about the 2021 March for Life, a pro-life demonstration following the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. “Now it’s imperative upon us to continue to combat that and fight for a culture of life in the ways we can, while still pushing him, taking him to task, and telling him ‘voters do not want this,'” Watson said of President Joe Biden. Human Coalition Advisory Board Member Benjamin Watson suggested during an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation that focusing on protecting life at all stages will unify Americans in this divisive day and age. Watson, a former NFL player for the New England...
    President Joe Biden became just the second Catholic to take the oath of office on Wednesday, but the nation’s top bishop is warning that his pro-choice policies will ‘advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity.’ Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, who currently holds the presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, released a statement wishing Biden well. But he also condemned the president for his stance on abortion. ‘I am praying that God grant him wisdom and courage to lead this great nation and that God help him to meet the tests of these times, to heal the wounds caused by this pandemic, to ease our intense political and cultural divisions, and to bring people together with renewed dedication to America’s founding purposes, to be one nation under God committed to liberty and equality for all,’ Archbishop Gomez said. But, he continued, ‘I must point out...
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a stark condemnation of President Biden's abortion agenda on the day of his inauguration, arguing that he would advance "moral evil" on the "preeminent priority" for the faithful. "I must point out that our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender," said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, who serves as the USCCB's president. "Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences." His comments came amid a broader debate about U.S. politicians, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who identify as Catholic but pursue policies that conflict with Church teaching. Biden, during the campaign, reversed his decades-old position on the Hyde Amendment, which blocks most taxpayer funding for abortions. He's also...
    President Trump has declared January 22, 2021, National Sanctity of Human Life Day, calling for every human life — born and unborn — to be “protected, valued, and cherished.” “Every human life is a gift to the world,” Trump asserts in Monday’s presidential proclamation.“Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.” The president also denounced the Supreme Court’s fateful 1973 decision that made abortion-on-demand the law of the land in a ruling that has cost 50 million American lives. “This month, we mark nearly 50 years since the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision,” Trump notes. “This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives.” The pro-life movement is awakening America’s conscience and restoring “the belief that every life is worthy of...
    'Every human life is a gift to the world' Trump said in a proclamation. Donald Trump on Sunday proclaimed that Jan. 22 will be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day" and called on Congress to "join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life." "On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished," Trump wrote in the proclamation. Trump makes the announcement the same week the coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 — a grim milestone that is in part thanks to Trump's failure to contain the virus.
    I’VE always half wondered if D-Day – the first working Monday after New Year – is an invention peddled by lawyers looking for work. The date is when warring spouses are supposedly most likely to divorce. 8The world's most high profile power couple look set to splitCredit: Getty But boy, after the year we have all had, and as the prospect of another few months locked down together looms, it’s easy to see why now is the time the cracks start showing. And it turns out that includes celebrities as well as the rest. Last week it emerged the world’s most high-profile power couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, AKA Kimye, look set to split. I feel sad that this astonishing power couple are divorcing. But while this has been a tricky time for us all, Kanye and Kim, who married in 2014, have other issues too. It has been...
    EXCLUSIVE: For Gary Dourdan, his latest on-screen effort serves as more of a career resurgence than a test to showcase his acting prowess.The former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star, who for the better part of the last decade-plus has faced numerous trials and tribulations in his life and has managed to put those pieces back in place in years since, is hoping his showing in the psychological thriller, "Redemption Day," can serve as an avenue for those battling their own inflictions. "Truly every day that I was working on this film was like that," Dourdan, 54, told Fox News of performing in the directing debut from Moroccan producer Hicham Hajji. "I think I feel very blessed to be working in the craft that I love so much with extraordinary people. Honestly, I got to work on a film where Ernie Hudson is playing my father and Andy Garcia is playing...
    (CNN)Many of the ideas and metaphors in popular culture about how the human brain works don't stand up to scrutiny. That's a prevailing theme in Lisa Feldman Barrett's new book "Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain," released in November. Barrett is a university distinguished professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she directs the school's Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory. She also holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett's book "Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain" explains the most complex organ in the human body. She has made significant contributions in helping to understand the fundamental nature of emotion. Her pioneering research in neuroscience has landed her among the top 1% of most cited scientists in the world, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in neuroscience.Here Barrett answers seven and a half questions about how brain science can...
    Coming to the end of 2020, many of us feel battered. Whether it’s politics, the coronavirus, the economy, or the lockdowns, there are ample reasons to be confused if not depressed. However, given the gloomy mood of the country — and indeed the world — it’s essential to maintain hope. On this week’s episode of my podcast, "Newt’s World," I explain why — but its not what you’re expecting. In the early 20th century, the American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a marvelous series about John Carter, a fictional Virginian who ends up on Mars, surrounded by Martian civilization. NEWT GINGRICH: COVID CHRISTMAS ISN’T OUR FIRST FACING HARD TIMES. WE RECOVERED BEFORE, WE’LL RECOVER AGAIN Throughout Carter’s adventures, Burroughs has him repeatedly say, "Where there’s life there’s hope." So Carter will get in some bad situation and say that line — and of course, Burroughs makes sure things always work...
    Owen Teague plays creepy Harold Lauder in “The Stand,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1978 thriller about a global plague and the battle between good and evil. The nine-episode series co-stars James Marsden, Odessa Young, Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgard. Teague is no stranger to King’s eerie universe, having played Patrick Hockstetter in the 2017 movie “It” and its 2019 follow-up, “It Chapter Two.” He’s also appeared in “Black Mirror” (in the episode directed by Jodie Foster and “Locke and Key” and played Nolan Rayburn in the Netflix series “Bloodline.” In “The Stand,” Teague’s Harold grows jealous of Stu’s (Marsden) relationship with his crush, Fran (Young), who chooses Stu over him — and eventually transforms into a villain. The Florida native, 22, answered some questions about his portrayal of Harold in the CBS All Access series. Owen TeagueCBS Did your roles in “It” and “It Chapter Two” prepare you...
    More On: what to watch The most outlandish reality shows in 2020 Marcus Lemonis: New show ‘Streets of Dreams’ was a ‘killer experience’ What to watch on Christmas: 10 movies and TV shows to stream in 2020 ‘Game of Thrones’ alum Richard Dormer embraces ‘zany’ in ‘The Watch’ Owen Teague plays creepy Harold Lauder in “The Stand,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1978 thriller about a global plague and the battle between good and evil. The nine-episode series co-stars James Marsden, Odessa Young, Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgard. Teague is no stranger to King’s eerie universe, having played Patrick Hockstetter in the 2017 movie “It” and its 2019 follow-up, “It Chapter Two.” He’s also appeared in “Black Mirror” (in the episode directed by Jodie Foster and “Locke and Key” and played Nolan Rayburn in the Netflix series “Bloodline.” In “The Stand,” Teague’s Harold grows jealous of Stu’s (Marsden)...
    Microplastics are ever-present in daily life — in water, food and soil. Now, they’re a fact in utero, too, a new medical report revealed. In a study of expectant mothers, microplastics were recently detected throughout the placenta — which connects mom to baby — in four healthy, pregnant women. In tests analyzing just 4% of each individual’s placenta, at least a dozen plastic particles were found. “It is like having a cyborg baby: no longer composed only of human cells, but a mixture of biological and inorganic entities,” said Antonio Ragusa, director of obstetrics and gynecology at the San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli hospital in Rome. “The mothers were shocked,” he told Italian newspaper La Repubblica, as first reported in English by the Daily Mail. Scientists aren’t sure how microplastic — less than 5 millimeters wide by definition — affects human health. On observation, they appear to pass...
    Argentinean abortion activist Florencia Rumpel has launched a new video game called “Little Fetus Doom” in which players must kill off pro-life women, priests, and police before winning the game by shooting a human fetus. Little Fetus Doom (in Spanish Doom Fetito) is an adaptation of the controversial 1990s Doom game series, featuring the exploits of a space marine who fights hordes of demons and the undead. If a player succeeds in killing off the defenders of the fetus (pro-life women, Catholic priests, and police) and in terminating the “boss” fetus with a shotgun, the game displays the message “You defeated little fetus! Give this misoprostol to those in need so they can defeat it too!” For those who do not wish to download the video game, an option exists to play a slightly inferior version directly online. “If you are uncomfortable installing the game, you can play the video...
              Over two dozen black pastors penned an open letter to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock over his declarations of support for abortion using his pastoral background. Warnock on December 8 tweeted, “I am a pro-choice pastor.” I am a pro-choice pastor. — Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) December 9, 2020 One of the pastors who penned the letter is Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who served as pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Warnock now serves as pastor. The pastors wrote, on Friday, that they were “compelled to confront” Warnock. But precisely because we share so much in common with you, we feel compelled to confront your most recent statements concerning abortion. You have gone on the record saying that you are a “pro-choice pastor” who will “always fight for reproductive justice.” You have publicly...
    (CBS Local)– On Sunday, December 13, Dr. Orna Guralnik is back on Showtime for a brand new iteration of “Couples Therapy.” After a successful first season in 2019, the clinical psychologist returns with “Couples Therapy: The COVID Special” where Dr. Guralnik works with couples old and new on their marriages through Zoom. MORE FROM CBS: ‘Divorce Filings Have Skyrocketed’: Lawyer On Impact Of COVID-19 On Marriages ‘Couples Have To Go Through A Lot Of Conflict’: Therapist Orna Guralnik & Filmmaker Josh Kriegman On Showtime’s Docuseries ‘Couples Therapy’ Just like everyone else, Dr. Guralnik had to change the way she worked and interacted with her patients and she learned many new things about herself and her patients by doing Zoom therapy sessions with them at home. “The special was not the plan. We started filming season two, which was a very interesting beginning of intensive work with the couples,” said...
    By: KDKA-TV Digital Producer Heather Lang PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — December is all about the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But this year is different. It has to be. This year has been different for one and all. Maybe that’s why this little dog’s story is more important than ever. Paris is a little hound dog adopted from Orphans of the Storm in Kittanning. She faced some difficult times before she ended up there, but it might be her gentle nature and “stop and smell the roses” attitude that rings the truest in these times. (Photo Courtesy: Orphans of the Storm) It’s those attributes that could also earn the small Armstrong County animal rescue a much-needed boost. When Paris was rescued, she had life-threatening Parvovirus and a pack of puppies. “She wasn’t expected to live and spent a month at the vets. Now she has a wonderful life with...
    CHRISTMAS fans are decking their homes out with life-sized gonks, after the festive trend swept the nation.  Brits are desperately trying to get their hands on the adorable gnomes after they surged in popularity this year, with Homebase reporting a whopping 13,000 per cent increase in searches.  3Christmas fans have been sharing snaps of their life-sized gonks onlineCredit: Facebook While people have been sharing snaps of the gnomes around their tree or as part of table decorations, some mums have gotten hold of life-sized versions. They’ve splashed out on giant gonks, which look extremely realistic, after TK Maxx’s Homesense started selling them for £29.99. Women have been sharing snaps of the super-sized gonks to Facebook group B&M Bargains and More, where they’ve racked up hundreds of likes.  They revealed they’d left the giant decorations in some very life-like poses - including lying on the bed - but admitted their partner’s...
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    SpaceX may have only just put humans into space for the first time, but that isn’t stopping CEO Elon Musk from making bold new promises. The billionaire Tesla executive on Tuesday said that he is “highly confident” that SpaceX will be able to send humans to Mars by 2026, if not earlier. Speaking at an Axel Springer event in Berlin, Musk didn’t hedge his ambitions to put a man on the Red Planet. “We want to send an uncrewed vehicle there in two years,” Musk said “I think if you said [we’ll put a human on Mars] six years from now, I’d say I’m highly confident, and if we get lucky maybe four years.” The world’s second-richest man, behind only Amazon CEO and fellow rocket company owner Jeff Bezos, said one of his main concerns is developing the technology necessary to make human life “multiplanetary,” saying he...
    EXCLUSIVE: LeAnn Rimes has finally found herself.At 38 years old, the vocal powerhouse and multi-platinum selling recording artist has entered a different chapter in her life – one that through the culmination of everything she’s gone through, brings enlightenment and perspective to Rimes who was thrust into stardom in her early teens. Despite being a country music star and film producer beyond her wildest dreams, the “One Way Ticket” songstress lived an embattled life behind the scenes and it would take some 15 years of mounting trauma and grief before Rimes would ultimately take control of her life.  The day after her 30th birthday, Rimes decided to take a pause from the world around her and checked herself into a treatment facility for depression and anxiety. LEANN RIMES’ DOG DIES AFTER BEING MAULED BY COYOTE IN FRONT OF HER: 'YOU WERE AND ALWAYS WILL BE OUR ANGEL' LeAnn Rimes is changing the...
    PEN America noted the 'self-reflective humanism that has marked his influence on public life.' Former President Barack Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize-winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday that Obama will receive its second annual Voice of Influence Award in recognition of how his writings "have traversed political, social, and ideological bounds and framed a self-reflective humanism that has marked his influence on public life." Obama, whose memoir "A Promised Land" came out last week, will be honored Dec. 8 at the literary and human rights organization's annual gala, to be held virtually because of the coronavirus.
    Contend Projects co-founders Brooke Stanton and Christiane West published “When You Became You” November 10, a colorfully illustrated children’s book that “takes you on a scientific journey through the stages of a human being’s life.” The book addresses a highly debated and emotional topic in the abortion debate: when life begins. “It does not matter what you look like, where you are from, how old you are, how young you are, if you can talk, if you can walk, if you can dance, or even if you aren’t born yet,” the first page of the book reads. “You are a human being.” Teaching little children when life begins is not only vital to helping them understand the morality of life issues, it’s also fundamental in fighting progressive ideology taught to children in schools, authors Brooke Stanton and Christiane West said in an interview with the Daily Caller News...
    Taylor Swift has long tried to keep her private life and public life separate. The 30-year-old musician spoke candidly with Sir Paul McCartney about how she balances fame and a relationship with her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. Swift revealed her song "Peace" from her latest album "Folklore" is about keeping her personal life private.  “‘Peace’ is actually more rooted in my personal life," she said in Rolling Stone. "I know you have done a really excellent job of this in your personal life: carving out a human life within a public life, and how scary that can be when you do fall in love and you meet someone, especially if you’ve met someone who has a very grounded, normal way of living." HOWARD STERN APPLAUDS TAYLOR SWIFT FOR VOICING HER POLITICAL BELIEFS "I, oftentimes, in my anxieties, can control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize...
    A 47-year-old man known as a “human crime wave” was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday for fatally shooting a high-ranking Chicago police officer. A judge ordered the man, Shomari Legghette, to serve a “natural life sentence” in connection with the 2018 murder of Commander Paul R. Bauer, 53, the Cook County State Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “Justice was served today,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted Wednesday. “But it may be little comfort to the wife and daughter who lost the centerpiece of their lives and mourn Paul Bauer’s absence every day.” Justice was served today. But it may be little comfort to the wife and daughter who lost the centerpiece of their lives and mourn Paul Bauers absence every day. https://t.co/prt8Fi63uj — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) October 28, 2020 In 2018, Bauer was walking to city hall when he heard a radio call that a man was running from...
    It may be the size of a paperclip, but this tiny brain implant has brought life back to men suffering with upper limb paralysis. California-based Synchron, a neurovascular bioelectronics medicine company, announced its Stentrode brain computer interface (BCI) has allowed patients to carry out tasks on a computer just by using their mind. Using the implant, patients achieved an average click accuracy of 92 percent and 93 percent and typing speeds of 14 and 20 characters per minute - without lifting a finger. The team is using blood vessels as a natural highway to the brain, which are laced with sensors that record activity. These signals are then sent through a telemetry unit to a small computer taped to the patient's chest, which interprets what actions the individual wants to perform on the nearby PC, such as texting, emailing and shopping online.  The successful human trials come at a time...
    Reality TV star Jessica Alves — formerly known as Rodrigo Alves — has successfully transitioned from her former persona of "Human Ken doll" to that of a decidedly more "Barbie" appearance. What are the details? According to the New York Post, Alves — a 37-year-old biological male — underwent surgery to become more like a plastic Ken doll — at a price tag of at least $650,000. The outlet reported that some of Alves' previous surgeries included rib removal and several facelifts as well as various body sculpting surgeries. In 2019, however, Alves — famous for a stint on "Celebrity Big Brother" — announced she was transgender and began the process of transitioning from male to female. The outlet reports that Alves has only a "few more steps left" in her latest makeover, which includes hormone therapy. She told Caters News...
    Step off, Ms. Rabbit — there’s a new Jessica in town with cartoon curves to va va voom over. Reality TV star Jessica Alves — formerly known as Rodrigo Alves or the “human Ken doll” due to myriad body modifications she underwent in her previous life — is showing off her stunning new figure after coming out as transgender in 2019. The 37-year-old blonde bombshell underwent a series of feminization surgeries over the past year and only has a “few more steps left” to finalize her latest extreme makeover, which involves hormone therapy and monthly psychological assessments. The “Celebrity Big Brother” star told Caters News she’s now at peace after finally embracing her full femininity. “As a man I had a great life, I achieved and did lots of very fun cool things — but I was never truly happy, because I kept having surgeries to modify myself, when what...
    ESPN reporter Molly McGrath opened up about the realities of pregnancy after a troll body shamed her. Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images ESPN reporter Molly McGrath clapped back at a body shaming troll who tweeted about her pregnant body. On October 11, McGrath took to Instagram to open up about her third trimester pregnancy and the difficulties of working while pregnant. "My feet swell and hurt like I've never imagined and my back constantly aches," she wrote on Instagram, adding "I am making a human life!"  McGrath's post was met with messages of support from fellow broadcasters who are also mothers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ESPN reporter Molly McGrath opened up about the realities of being pregnant while working full-time after a troll body-shamed her. McGrath is a sideline reporter for ESPN's college football and college basketball. She announced she was pregnant on Instagram...
    The Trump administration led a 32-nation signing ceremony of a declaration that affirms there is no international right to abortion. On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar co-hosted the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration along with the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda. The declaration serves as a rebuke to the pro-abortion rights U.N. and World Health Organization (W.H.O.). It states the nations join to promote women’s health as well as the “strength of the family and of a successful and flourishing society.” The governments also affirm “the essential priority of protecting the right to life.” The nations that signed onto the declaration, which represent 1.6 billion people, also “reaffirm ‘all are equal before the law,’” and that “human rights of women are an inalienable, integral, and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” The...
    The coronavirus pandemic has cost millions of years of potential human life in the US, a new study suggests. A researcher from Harvard University added up the number of years Americans who died from COVID-19 would have lived if they reached their average life expectancy. His findings show that, since the beginning of 2020, the crisis has claimed 2.5 millions years of potential life lost. This includes everyone from senior citizens who had another 20 or 30 years to live to middle-age adults who never made it to old age.    A new study from Harvard Medical School has found that the coronavirus pandemic cost 2.5 million years of potential life lost in the US with an average of 13.25 years lost per death. Nearly 1.2 million years of potential life lost were among people under age 65 despite making up only-fifth of coronavirus deaths Men lost more...
    She’s down with all the cool cats and kittens. “Tiger King” star and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Carole Baskin has come out as bisexual. “I have always considered myself to be bisexual,” Baskin, 59, told PinkNews via video. “Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband … I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colors, or different anything.” Baskin told the outlet she came to the realization while engaged to a psychologist immersed in the LGBTQ community at the heights of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, saying, “I became very close to people in that community then.” Baskin added that, growing up, she was “always very male-oriented in the things I did,” explaining that she felt she was “probably born into the wrong body” because she was such a “tomboy.” “I never had any...
    She’s down with all the cool cats and kittens. “Tiger King” star and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Carole Baskin has come out as bisexual. “I have always considered myself to be bisexual,” Baskin, 59, told PinkNews via video. “Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband … I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colors, or different anything.” Baskin told the outlet she came to the realization while engaged to a psychologist immersed in the LGBTQ community at the heights of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, saying, “I became very close to people in that community then.” Baskin added that, growing up, she was “always very male-oriented in the things I did,” explaining that she felt she was “probably born into the wrong body” because she was such a “tomboy.” “I never had any mothering...
    “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” — Henry David Thoreau Sir David Attenborough is worried about the earth’s wildness and given the statistics running through his extraordinary documentary film “A Life on Our Planet,” there’s reason to worry. The film is streaming now on Netflix and I suggest you watch and form your own opinions. It left me more than a little concerned about the state of our world and the human imprint that is taking over every corner that was — at one time — during his 94 years on this planet, wild. View of Olympic National Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, US, on June 28, 2020. (Photo by Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images) I have only experienced ‘wildness’ once or twice and those moments make up some of my happiest memories. There is something about feeling small, insignificant to nature, that frees the soul. I...
    White VA employees twice as likely as Black workers to be promoted, union says Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: HPE, Intuitive Surgical, Marten Transport & more Intimate, extraordinary documentary Time puts a human face to mass incarceration: Review Time opens with a sweet blur of home-movie domesticity: birthdays, snow days, screaming rollercoasters, and cannonballs in the pool. All the life, in other words, that Rob Richardson has missed in the nearly 20 years he’s spent in Louisiana's infamous Angola prison, with his wife Sibil and their six boys waiting on the other side. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Amazon Studios It all unfolds before the opening credits of Garrett Bradley’s intimate, extraordinary documentary roll; some two decades reduced to a montage of moments. And there’s another much quieter scene later on that feels like it lasts nearly as long: Sibil and one of her older sons, sitting...
    “Intersex” individuals are born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t exactly fit into the binary categories of “male” or “female.” This may include looking like one sex externally, but having internal anatomy of the other sex. It might also refer to having an enlarged clitoris, small penis, or“a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia.” It’s important to note that “intersex” is actually socially constructed. People decide when something is not a normal representation of a certain sex; it’s not always easily distinguishable. Thus, doctors’ identifications of “intersex” vary. There isn’t a consensus on classifications of how small, big, or “abnormal” appearing a body part has to be labeled as intersex. Furthermore, some manifestations of being intersex may not show up until much later in life. People might even pass away without ever knowing. Source: VICE News/Youtube When a child is born that...
    Mother Teresa said that “if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” That’s all too true of America today. A global pandemic has upended our lives. Racial unrest convulses our cities. And our politics have devolved into blood sport, as toxic as it is tribal. We have indeed forgotten who we are and what we owe to one another. We desperately need to remember. To do that, we need a better anthropology. When most people hear the word “anthropology,” they think of scientists documenting life among isolated tribes in far-away islands. But originally, the term meant simply an account of what it means to be and to flourish as a human being. We make laws and public policy for the protection and thriving of persons. And when we do that, we usually have an idea of who and what a person...
    ROME — The Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations reminded the U.N. General Assembly this week that all human beings enjoy the inalienable right to life, including the unborn. Archbishop Gabriele Caccia said in his Oct. 6 address: The Holy See is deeply concerned that some countries and international institutions are promoting abortion as one of the so-called ‘essential services’ provided in the humanitarian response to the pandemic. It is troubling to see how simple and convenient it has become for some to deny the existence of a human life as a solution to problems that can and must be solved for both the mother and her unborn child. “Each and every person within the family of nations deserves to have his or her rights acknowledged, protected, treasured and advanced,” the archbishop insisted. He went on to state the Holy See is: …deeply concerned over growing pressure to reinterpret...
    CLAIM: Leftwing media are claiming the medications President Donald Trump was given to treat his coronavirus infection were developed using fetal tissue from aborted babies. VERDICT: False. None of the medications Trump was given involved the destruction of human life. The New York Times published a piece Wednesday with the headline, “The treatment that Trump touted as a ‘cure’ for Covid-19 was developed using cells derived from fetal tissue.” Portraying Trump as a hypocrite, the Times wrote the “antibody cocktail” the president “touted on Wednesday afternoon was developed with cells originally derived from fetal tissue, a practice that his administration has moved to restrict.” Leftwing abortion rights advocates have long continued the narrative that aborted fetal tissue is needed to help create life-saving drugs. The Times continued: Mr. Trump last week received Regeneron’s cocktail of monoclonal antibodies — essentially, antibodies synthesized in living cells and administered to help the body fight off...
    The bishop of Grand Island, Nebraska, has issued a powerfully worded letter calling on Christians to unite in their absolute opposition to abortion and its supporters. “Abortion on demand has been the preeminent evil in our culture since it was legalized in 1973,” writes Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt in his October message. “To support those who champion abortion rights is to now blindly open the door for advancing widespread religious persecution.” “In living the gospel of life, no violation of human dignity can be disregarded,” Bishop Hanefeldt declares. “At the same time, Catholics must know that not all issues are weighted equally.” “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed,” declared the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a new introductory letter to the...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out the Trump White House’s reckless behavior over the past few days, offering a blow by blow account of President Donald Trump’s movements and the “wanton disregard for human life” it exhibited even after top Trump aide Hope Hicks tested positive. As Tapper opened his Friday show, he ran through the growing list of those infected who have had recent contact with the president and the White House. He then stitched together a chronology of Trump’s travels since Tuesday’s debate in a damning indictment of risky and arrogant conduct. The CNN host began by offering hopes for a speedy recovery for the president, the First Lady, and other staffers and politicians that have linked to the outbreak in the Trump inner circle. But “But we must acknowledge,” Tapper then said, before alluding to one of the president’s bizarre, anti-mask comments at the debate. “President...
    ROME — The former head of the Vatican’s highest doctrinal office told Breitbart News Thursday that upcoming U.S. elections will have an enormous geopolitical impact for decades to come. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), gave an exclusive interview to Breitbart News in the prelude to U.S. presidential elections, in which he particularly underscored the importance of the abortion issue and China’s aspirations for world dominance. “The outcome of the U.S. election will determine whether the U.S. remains the leading power in the world — for freedom and democracy — or whether a communist dictatorship will assume that role for the global community,” Cardinal Müller said. “American Catholics, Christians of other denominations, and all people of faith must render an account to God over whom they make commander of the flagship of the free world,” the cardinal said. “The...
    ROME — The Vatican’s Secretary of State decried the intolerance of “political correctness” Wednesday as an insidious attack on religious freedom present in many Western democracies. “Attacks on religious freedom are often driven by fear and ideology,” stated Cardinal Pietro Parolin at a Rome conference on religious liberty organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. One example of this would be “totalitarian regimes that use power to impose draconian restrictions, as witnessed, for example, in countries where the practice of certain religious traditions is prohibited and ‘minorities’ are actively persecuted,” Cardinal Parolin declared. Yet another, more subtle form of persecution comes from “the intolerant voices of the politically correct that silence and condemn those religious beliefs, traditions and practices that clash with their progressive ideology, labeling them as ‘hateful’ and ‘intolerant,’” the cardinal said. “It is time that we...
    A WORKSHY son hacked his parents to death then cooked up a "diabolical stew" to dissolve their corpses in acid, a court heard. Joel Guy Jr, 32, allegedly butchered his mom Lisa, 55, and dad Joel Snr, 61, to get his hands on $500,000 life insurance after they threatened to cut off his allowance. 5Joel Guy Jr is accused of murdering his parents in Knoxville, Tennessee 5Joel Sr, 61, and Lisa, 55, were hacked up and soaked in acidCredit: Legacy The layabout student is accused of murdering his parents when he returned home to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Thanksgiving holiday in 2016. Prosecutors say he knifed his dad 40 times while his mom was out grocery shopping, and when she returned he stabbed her 30 times. He then set about the grisly task of dismembering their corpses, it is alleged. Prosecutor Leslie Nassos described in horrifying detail how he separated...
              Delegate Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) gave an insider’s view of Virginia right-to-life politics at a Zoom fundraiser for the Virginia Society of Human Life (VSHL) on Saturday evening. 100 people tuned in to the event, filling it to capacity. The fundraiser is part of a broader effort within the VSHL to motivate voters for the November election and raise awareness of a likely proposed amendment to Virginia’s constitution coming in 2021. Byron said the amendment would be “Roe v. Wade on crack,”  VSHL President Olivia Turner told The Virginia Star. Turner said they consider it likely that the pro-choice General Assembly will introduce the amendment soon. “It would not only eliminate all of the remaining standing pro-life laws in Virginia including our parental consent law, but it would also require taxpayer funding of abortions,” Turner said. “It would actually make it impossible to...
    The Vatican issued a new letter Tuesday reaffirming its stance on euthanasia and assisted suicide, and said that lawmakers who approve of the “crime against human life” are accomplices, numerous sources reported. The lengthy document, titled “Samaritanus bonus” which means the “Good Samaritan” focuses on end-of-life care for the terminally ill and came as legislation allowing for the ending of lives to relieve suffering has been considered or adopted by a growing number of governments, the New York Times reported. “The judgement that an illness is incurable cannot mean that care has come at an end,” the document said. “Euthanasia, therefore, is an intrinsically evil act, in every situation or circumstance.” A man hols a poster reading “Propose death? How dare you?” during a protest against the decriminalization of euthanasia in front of the parliament on February 20, 2020 in Lisbon as lawmakers debate bills on euthanasia. (Photo by PATRICIA...
    Both pro-life leaders and abortion rights advocates are keenly aware the vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could mark a crucial moment in the history of the nation and how America views the right to life. While some pro-life leaders are acknowledging Ginsburg’s role in advancing the position of women in the legal profession, they are eager to have another Supreme Court justice who is a Constitutionalist, and one who views the right to life, including for unborn children, as the most fundamental right protected by the Constitution. Catherine Glenn Foster, president of Americans United for Life, is urging President Donald Trump to “move quickly to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to fill the High Court’s vacancy. Foster said: At this crucial time in the history of our great nation,...
    More than three-quarters of Catholic Democrats support legal abortion, the Pew Research Center revealed this week. In a series of recent articles and discussions, prominent progressive Catholics have insisted that it is okay for Catholics to vote for a pro-abortion candidate such as Joe Biden because Catholics should not be single-issue voters, and their own opposition to abortion is taken for granted. It turns out, however, that a full 77 percent of “Democratic and Democratic-leaning Catholic adults say they think abortion should be legal in all or most cases,” Pew noted on September 15. Pew Research Center on abortion and Catholic voters. In other words, rather than begrudgingly accepting the Democrat platform on abortion due to other weighty issues, a significant majority of Catholic Democrats simply agree with the official platform that abortion should be legal. Conservative groups like CatholicVote have launched campaigns to educate Catholics on the radical pro-abortion...
    [Ed. note: Significant spoilers ahead for some of the Planet of the Apes movies, especially the classic 1968 franchise launch.] Humanity is obsessed with stories about the end of the world because we know all living things die. We’re fascinated with stories about the apocalypse, because they go beyond the death of individuals, and into more unthinkable territory: the death of society, and maybe the planet itself. But most movies and franchises dealing with the subject tend to set their stories long after the cataclysm, in order to focus more securely on humanity’s endurance and determination to survive. Fewer films portray the apocalypse as it’s happening, and most tend to hurry through the key moments. But not the Planet of the Apes series, consisting of the original 1968 film and its four sequels, the 2001 Tim Burton remake, and the reboot film trilogy, starting with 2011’s Rise of the Planet...
    Getty A former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence is speaking out about President Donald Trump‘s response to the COVID-19 contagion, alleging “he doesn’t care about anyone but himself.”  Olive Troye is a lifelong Republican who served as a homeland security adviser to Pence and his lead staffer on the White House’s coronavirus task force. She plans on voting for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after witnessing first hand Trump’s handling of the pandemic that has killed over 200,000 Americans.  Troye recalls one task force meeting when Trump suggested COVID-19 was “a good thing” because “I don’t like shaking hands with people. I don’t have to shake hands with these disgusting people.” The “disgusting people” he referred to are the “same people that he claims to care about,” she said in an interview, The Washington Post reports. Read More: Trump White House blocked effort to mail every...
    A top Pence staffer who left her position in August is endorsing Joe Biden, citing what she called the president's "flat-out disregard for human life." Olivia Troye worked as homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to Vice President Mike Pence. With the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, she also served as a senior adviser to the vice president on COVID-19. In a Thursday ad for Republican Voters Against Trump, Troye said that she observed firsthand the way the president handled the beginnings of the pandemic. "I've been on the COVID task force from day one," she said, adding, "towards the middle of February, we knew it wasn't a matter of if COVID would become a big pandemic here in the United States, it was a matter of when. But the president didn't want to hear that because his biggest concern was that we were in an election year and...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Another former member of President Donald Trump’s administration has denounced him and endorsed his Democratic opponent. This time it’s Oliva Troye—a former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence on homeland security and counter-terrorism and member of the White House’s coronavirus task force—who told the Washington Post she made her decision because of the president’s “flat-out disregard for human life.” Troye left her position in August. Coinciding with the announcement, the group Republican Voters Against Trump released a two-minute video with Troye in which she elaborates on that charge, detailing a meeting with the president in which, she claims, he suggested that the pandemic was a “good thing” because he’d no longer have to shake hands with “disgusting people”: “Towards the middle of February we knew it wasn’t a matter of if Covid would...
    Chromebook, headphones, desks: COVID-era virtual school supplies come with real spike in spending Travis Scott was reportedly fined after his surprise stop at a McDonalds in California was swarmed by 500 people Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/18 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life 17 Myths About the Human Body That Just Won’t Go Away With a jam-packed appointment schedule all day, every day, let's just say doctors get...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself. Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the studio is developing an untitled film about the pop star that Madonna will direct and co-write with “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody. Madonna said she wants the film to convey “the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer – a human being, trying to make her way in this world.” “The focus of this film will always be music,” said Madonna in a statement. “Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”More Entertainment Stories: – Emmy predictions when predicting the future is folly – John Boyega...
    It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Democrats believe that science is key to winning in 2020, and that they are attempting to position presidential candidate Joe Biden as the candidate of “science.” On September 2, a group of Nobel Prize winners who were organized by the Democrats endorsed the politician in an open letter, citing Biden’s “willingness to listen to experts” and his “deep appreciation for using science to find solutions.” Throughout the Democratic National Convention, party leaders were preaching about Biden’s alleged scientific acumen. Former first lady Michelle Obama said, “He will tell the truth and trust science.” Senator Bernie Sanders endeavored to juxtapose Biden with President Trump, saying, “…by rejecting science, [Trump] has put our lives and health in jeopardy.” Former President Barack Obama said, “…our ability to work together to solve big problems…depends on a fidelity to facts and science and logic and not just making stuff up.”...
    (CNN)Renowned South African human rights lawyer and anti-apartheid defender George Bizos has died, according to his family. Bizos died of natural causes at the age of 92 peacefully at his home with his family in attendance, a statement released by the family said. Bizos, a renowned human rights lawyer and a close friend of Nelson Mandela, represented families of apartheid atrocities and was a lifelong campaigner against the use of the death penalty. Former Anti-Apartheid activist and South African president Nelson Mandela's lawyer and friend George Bizos. "Ntate Bizos was always available to support our events and to lend an ear to our challenges," Sello Hatang, foundation Chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement."He became like a well-loved uncle to us. We were in awe of him, yet he always engaged us with humility, affection, and respect."JUST WATCHEDBizos recalls Mandela's life in prisonReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHBizos...
    The planet will go on If we had the opportunity to look forward in time, much more of the Anthropocene, The first thing we would find would be just two or three days after our disappearance from the planet, most of the metropolitan areas of the world would be flooded because what protects them from groundwater – the pumps that divert rain – won’t work without people in charge. Without human supervision, nuclear plants and oil refineries would explode. In the same way, all the satellites will fall like shooting stars. However, how the air will be cleaner without us, trees and vegetation, in general, would grow out of control, there would be an explosion of life and species could reproduce peacefully in a world without hunting or dangers other than those that nature itself brings. Of course, the speed at which nature recovers a...
    Firefighters evacuate a wounded man from the scene of an explosion at the port in Beirut on August 4, 2020. ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images A rescue team is searching for potential survivors in the rubble of destroyed buildings, a month after an explosion went off in Beirut, The New York Times reported.  A Chilean rescue team detected a human pulse under the rubble.  No one was found as of Friday, but searchers said they would attempt again on Saturday.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Chilean rescue team detected a slow pulse underneath rubble in Beirut a month after a devasting explosion killed as almost 200 people and injured thousands, The New York Times reported.  The August 4 blast was caused after more than 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate that were stored at a warehouse where it ignited. The ammonium was improperly stored in...
    Tatooine-like exoplanet could be orbiting in this triple-star system ESPN survey: Several Power 5 conference schools conceal COVID-19 data, protocols in athletic programs Charlize Theron Wishes Keanu Reeves a Happy Birthday: ‘I Love This Handsome Human’ Charlize Theron is wishing her friend and two-time costar Keanu Reeves a happy birthday. © Provided by People llen Berezovsky/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage “I love this handsome human so much!” Theron, 45, wrote on Instagram alongside an old photo of the pair in honor of Reeves’ 56th birthday Wednesday. “Happy birthday, Keanu. You’re just the best!” Theron and Reeves starred together in 1997’s The Devil’s Advocate, as well as Sweet November in 2001. Many fans used Theron’s post as an opportunity to push for another movie collaboration. “When is the atomic blonde/john wick crossover happening??” one commented, while another similarly added, “A John Wick and the Atomic Blonde crossover would be epic ????” View...
    Police are searching for both the suspect and the victim in a Sunday brick attack in Baltimore that was described by a city councilman as “complete depravity to human life.” A viral video showed a man in a black shirt holding a brick and running up behind another man. He hit the other man with the brick, making him collapse forward onto the sidewalk, before running away. WATCH:  Man Caught On Video Smashing another, in the Back of the head with a brick in Baltimore???? pic.twitter.com/wmbOdCxVOA — Ray Garcia ???????? (@RayGarciahawaii) August 31, 2020 The 16-second clip has been viewed over 200,000 times on social media. When an officer responded to a report of the attack, he saw a pool of blood on the sidewalk and both the suspect and the victim were gone, police reports said according to WJZ13 News. The person who called the police declined to...
    ROME — The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) declared this weekend Catholic politicians must not promote laws against the life of the unborn. Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said Saturday it is “a great error” for Catholic legislators “to promote legislation favoring abortion and euthanasia,” noting that the teaching of the Catholic Church “is very clear in this regard.” Archbishop Paglia was speaking in a virtual meeting of the Pan American Network for the Right to Life, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the encyclical letter on the Gospel of Life, Evangelium Vitae, issued by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1995. For this reason, Catholic politicians “must stop promoting anti-life laws,” Paglia said. “There is no doubt about this!” The job of Christian politicians is to “support and help the lives of all, especially the weakest. There is no doubt about this,” he said. The archbishop also urged...
    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Thursday evening, where he proclaimed that “President Trump is a warrior against human trafficking.” “Young girls and women sold into sex slavery. Young boys and men forced into labor servitude. Illegal adoptions. Organ harvesting. Human life, utterly debased,” said Reyes at the RNC. “President Donald Trump is a warrior against human trafficking,” he added. “How do I know? Early in 2017, I had occasion to visit with him about our rescues.” The Utah attorney general added that the president has “expressed deep concern for victims,” and “overwhelmed with compassion, he promised to fight this evil.” Reyes added that he, too, has channeled his “warrior roots by battling human trafficking.” “I’m a proud American and proud descendant of warriors — women and men alike — from my Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, and Spanish ancestry,” he said. “My father demonstrated his warrior spirit...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) argued on Thursday, regarding Jacob Blake’s shooting by Wisconsin police, that black lives have never “been treated as fully human” in America. Harris, the Democrat vice-presidential nominee, made the remark in a speech that was billed as a pre-rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Republican National Convention. The California lawmaker, in particular, argued recent events, including Blake’s shooting and the death of George Floyd in police custody, had exposed the difficult realities facing many of the country’s citizens. “The reality is that the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human,” Harris said. “We have yet to fulfill that promise of equal justice under the law.” “It’s no wonder people are taking to the streets. And I support them,” she added in another part of the speech. “We must always defend peaceful protests and peaceful protestors. We should...
    President Donald Trump is building on his efforts to protect unborn children with the announcement this week that the State Department is expanding foreign policy actions to prevent American taxpayers from paying for abortions around the globe. After a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official told Breitbart News that the implementation of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy (PLGHA) is going to save countless lives around the world by preventing the funding of organizations that promote or provide abortions, including International Planned Parenthood. This is according to reports released after the call. “The purpose of the policy is to prevent American taxpayers from subsidizing abortion through global health assistance provided for populations in need,” the executive summary of the PLGHA report said: As President Trump said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2019, “Americans will also never tire of defending...
    Curtis White August 15, 2020 6:00PM (UTC) "I don't worry 'bout a thing, 'cause I know nothing's gonna be all right." —Mose Allison For me, Buddhism's most endearing quality is its happy gloom. No other religion is so certain that nothing can be fixed, certainly not the "world," whatever that is. And no other religion is so insistent that the bedrock of life is suffering, dukkha. That's gloomy enough, but, adding perplexity to affliction, Buddhism then advises us that, actually, there is no world to fix. Nor is there suffering, because there is no "self" to suffer. No me, no you, and no anybody else. There is only change, what the English poets called "mutability." As Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote in "Mutability": : We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon; How restlessly they speed and gleam and quiver, Streaking the darkness radiantly! But there are stranger things...
    Over 100 members of Congress sent a letter Wednesday calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to end tax deductions for abortions. In a letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, 23 senators and 80 representatives urged the Department of the Treasury “to take swift action to issue new regulations to protect innocent human life by ending tax breaks for abortion under the guise of medical care.” “Abortion is not health care, as it takes an innocent human life,” Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines, who joined lawmakers in sending the letter, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “The IRS should reverse its misguided policy.” Thank you @SenatorBraun and Rep. @WarrenDavidson for leading 103 members of Congress to urge @stevenmnuchin1 to issue new regs to protect innocent human life by ending tax breaks for abortion under the guise of medical care. https://t.co/bO14JCu5Ix — Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) August 13, 2020 ...
    EX-Human Ken Doll Jessica Alves showed off her incredible curves while arriving at Heathrow after launching her “baby daddy” hunt. The happy-looking transgender star, 36, blew kisses at snappers while posing in her stylish figure-hugging purple dress. 13Jessica Alves was looking glam at Heathrow Airport, amidst plans to find her 'baby daddy'Credit: BackGrid 13Stylish Jessica Alves walks through the major airport Credit: BackGrid 13The reality TV star had time to blow a kiss at the snapperCredit: BackGrid 13She also had a protective face mask with herCredit: BackGrid The Brazilian-born reality TV star, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018 and speaks six languages, will globe-trot to search for the "man of her dreams". This week she revealed her exciting new plans to star in a new dating show. Jessica told the Mail Online: "I want to show the world that a trans woman like me is able to go on...
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