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  • Jacob Tobia Joins ‘She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power’ As Non-Binary Character

    10/21/2019 3:13:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 21, 2019 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    In a move to authentic representation and inclusion, gender non-conforming writer and producer Jacob Tobia is joining the voice cast of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in the role of the non-binary character Double Trouble for season four of the Netflix animated series which will debut on November 5. Double Trouble shape-shifting mercenary from the Crimson Waste, who joins forces with Catra and the Horde. They are able to magically transform themselves into any person they see and has a soul of a thespian, spending hours in “character study” trying to perfectly mimic their target. They are always looking...
  • Carter to address shooting that left 2 hurt near Allianz Field (MN)

    10/21/2019 2:06:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/21/19 | KSTP.com
    St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is speaking out about the most recent shooting in the city. Two males were shot just blocks away from Allianz Field during Sunday night's Minnesota United game. Monday morning, the mayor is making a new plea to stop gun violence. Carter is calling on all city and community leaders to come together to stop the senseless violence. Sunday night's shooting happened outside a laundromat at about 7:30 p.m. just blocks from Allianz Field where 20,000 people were attending the playoff soccer game. The two males, identified as a 16-year-old and 24-year-old, were shot but are...
  • Now Extinction Rebellion plot to paralyse central London in the run-up to Christmas [tr]

    10/21/2019 11:27:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2019 | Lara Keay
    Extinction Rebellion is planning to bring more chaos to London with another two weeks of disruption in the run-up to Christmas. Climate change protestors claim they will target busy shopping and tourist hubs in the capital, including Oxford Circus and Trafalgar Square, over the festive period. Organisers are plotting another fortnight of disorder over encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram. It comes after the group's 'Autumn Uprising' brought London to a standstill, with Tube protests at Canning Town, a camp out at Smithfield meat market and blockades at City Airport.
  • Ilhan Omar lives a double life of secret hookups and romantic vacays to Jamaica with [tr]

    10/21/2019 11:03:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2019 | Ben Ashford
    Ilhan Omar's brazen double life involving secret hookups, romantic vacations and talk of marriage to her DC strategist lover is today laid bare after an exclusive DailyMail.com investigation. The leftist congresswoman, 37, spent months denying she had split from husband Ahmed Hirsi despite this website revealing she had left their marital home and was having an affair with a campaign aide. She finally filed for divorce on October 7 - but still refuses to acknowledge her relationship with veteran Democratic schmoozer Tim Mynett, 38, whose wife also petitioned for divorce in August. DailyMail.com can now disclose that Omar and Mynett...
  • Thai king strips his 34-year-old concubine of all royal titles over her 'disloyalty [tr]

    10/21/2019 9:44:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    Thailand's 67-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his 34-year-old consort of all titles, less than three months after she was bestowed with the position in a bizarre kneeling ceremony. Former army nurse Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was dismissed from the rank of 'Chao Khun Phra' for 'disloyalty to the king,' the Royal Gazette said, as well as 'acting against the appointment of the Queen for her own ambitions.' She was appointed the king's official consort after they met when she was part of his royal bodyguard - less than a year after he married the Queen of Thailand.
  • Meghan Markle 'Never Thought' Royal Life 'Would Be Easy': 'But I Thought It Would Be Fair'

    10/21/2019 8:49:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 2019 | Stephanie Nolasco
    “I have said for a long time to H, that’s what I call him, ‘It’s not enough to just survive something,’” said Markle. “’That’s not the point of life. You have to thrive. You have got to feel happy.’ I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a ‘stiff upper lip.’ I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.” “If things are fair, that completely tracks for me if things are fair,” said Markle. “If I do something wrong I’d be the first one to go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry....
  • US Economy a ‘Bright Spot’ in Global Economic Outlook

    10/21/2019 8:24:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10/21/2019 | Emel Akan
    The annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) held Oct. 14–20 in Washington ended with increased pessimism about the global economic outlook. The U.S. economy, however, is “holding up relatively well,” despite rising trade worries and uncertainty across the globe. IMF last week warned about a “synchronized slowdown” in the world economy, with nearly 90 percent of the countries now experiencing slower growth. The fund slashed its global growth forecast for 2019 to 3 percent, the slowest pace since the 2008 financial crisis. The weakness in growth is driven by a sharp slowdown in manufacturing...
  • Hoax confirmed: ‘Whites Only’ sign at UW-Madison was part of protest for ‘underrepresented students’

    10/21/2019 7:37:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 18, 2019 | Greg Piper
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison got fooled by yet another racial hoax. The administration alerted the community mid-morning Friday morning that a seemingly racist sign that popped up on campus overnight “appear” to have been “part of a protest calling attention to experiences of underrepresented students.” Messages on the signs included “UW 4 Whites Only.” The administration waved off the possibility it was a hoax in its first response to the signs, tweeting that it “stands against hate and racism” and was investigating the “racist” signs. One commenter quickly raised the hoax possibility.
  • Life, Libery, Levin 10/20/19

    10/20/2019 10:07:53 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 10 replies
    Life, Libery, Levin 10/20/19 ^ | 10/20/19 | Mark Levin, Ron Johnson
    Some clarity, re: Ukraine follies
  • Fat black professor of gender studies blames Trump for black female obesity

    10/20/2019 6:52:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 95 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Oct, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    No, this is not from the Babylon Bee. It actually comes from the Oprah Winfrey Network, and a segment featuring Professor Britney Cooper, who sports a PhD from Emory University and who currently is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. With that sort of background, perhaps it isn’t surprising to eternalize blame for obesity on racism and seem to indict President Trump for it. In fairness, she only mentions Trump before launching her indictment of racism as the cause of black female obesity. Here are few screen grabs of her subtitled rant,...
  • MLB Proposal Would Eliminate 42 Minor League Teams

    10/19/2019 6:27:37 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 21 replies
    Baseball America ^ | October 18, 2019 | JK Cooper
    Editor's Note: This story initially reported that the proposal would move the MLB draft back to August. Further reporting has found that while the draft in the proposal would move to after the College World Series, it would not be moved as late as August. We regret the error. Also, the number of roster spots for minor leagues would be limited to between 150 and 200 players. The story initially said teams would be limited to 150 players. The Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) between Major League Baseball and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But...
  • Runner With Parkinson’s Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon

    10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    At every mile marker of the 2019 Chicago Marathon, Jimmy Choi dropped to the ground for a burpee—complete with push-up—and then jumped back up on his feet before he got back to running. For each mile marker on the course, he did that same number of burpees—from one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mile—adding another hard effort to the already grueling marathon distance. By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, he had completed a total of 351 burpees in addition to running 26.2...
  • Meghan Markle's interview was gut-wrenching to watch as a new mom

    10/19/2019 4:00:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 2019 | Kara Alaimo
    On Friday, ITV news released a clip from an upcoming documentary which showed Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding back tears as she acknowledged the challenges she's faced as a newlywed and mother in the spotlight. "Thank you for asking. Not many people have asked if I'm OK, but it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes," she said, before confirming, in the words of her interviewer, that she "isn't really OK." It's no surprise that Meghan is struggling. Our society's lack of concern for the well-being of new moms is terribly disturbing — and it's even...
  • Bureaucracy is Mental Illness

    10/19/2019 2:56:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 2017 | Mary Kouns
    What happens when a person suffering from mental illness tries to interact with a system that is also mentally ill?
  • Mexican President Fires Military Generals (Satire)

    10/19/2019 2:32:48 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    10/19/19 | RetiredTexasVet
    Mexican President Obrador today fired all his military generals and replaced them with cartel bosses. President Obrador was outraged when the military was given a simple task to arrest one drug dealer and pimp but instead got their asses handed to them by the cartels. President Obrador questioned what would have happened if Belize or Laredo had declared war on Mexico and we had to depend on these generals to rally a defense of the country. Yes, Mexico would have been embarrassingly humiliated. For a solution, President Obrado reasoned that if we can't beat them then have them join us,...
  • Outfits Kate Middleton Wore on Royal Tour of Pakistan

    10/19/2019 11:43:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 53 replies
    Town & Country ^ | Oct 2019 | Chloe Foussianes
  • Canada’s Antifa Enablers

    10/19/2019 10:36:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 Oct, 2019 | Sarah Chung
    Free and safe discourse about key political issues, like immigration, faces serious challenges today, not just in America, but in Canada as well. Recently, at a sold-out event outside Toronto hosted by U.S. commentator Dave Rubin and leader of the anti-globalist People’s Party of Canada (PPC), Maxime Bernier, dozens of “anti-fascist” protestors (yes, they’re big in Canada too) tried to shut down proceedings by intimidating and shoving attendees and subjecting them to screaming chants of “Nazi scum, off our streets!” They call the PPC names like “Nazi” because it’s the only party in Canada concerned about the effects of multiculturalism...
  • Are We Ready for the Breastfeeding Father?

    10/18/2019 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2019 | Carl Cederstrom
    We are unlikely to stumble upon dads openly suckling their babies anytime soon. The hormones are not without side effects; they inevitably entail some degree of breast growth. But as technology has made it increasingly feasible, the potential impact of male breastfeeding on gender roles — who takes on what sort of parenting duties, and all of the consequences that result from those early first choices — looms larger than ever. And at least one man is excited about the possibilities. “I just thought, ‘How cool if it would work!’” Mr. Bengtsson said. “Just imagine the extraordinary consequences it...
  • Stopped Clock Named CNN's Most Accurate Reporter

    10/18/2019 6:56:52 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 6 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 27th, 2019
    ATLANTA, GA—CNN has given a special award to the clock hanging in one of its studios, naming it the news station’s most accurate reporter. The clock, which has been stuck showing the time to be 1:11 for the past three years, was found to surpass every other CNN reporter in how often it got the news exactly right.
  • Tonight's Short Film: MONSTERS

    10/18/2019 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 13, 2019 | Omeleto
    MONSTERS A young girl lives in a bunker, protected from the monsters. Today she goes outside... WATCH FREE ON YOUTUBE Duration: 13:38 Genre: Horror Theme(s): Family More information at link