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  • 'How my bikini can hurt someone?': Croatian model, 26, dubbed the World Cup's 'sexiest fan' flouts Muslim Qatar's draconian dress code

    11/27/2022 1:53:14 PM PST · by algore · 156 replies
    A Croatia supporter and model has insisted she feels comfortable wearing her daring World Cup outfits without fear of arrest in Qatar, despite strict modesty rules in the conservative country. Ivana Knoll said she was initially 'super angry' after reading the dress code restrictions for the Gulf state, with both male and female visitors advised to 'dress modestly' in public I heard about the rules and I was shocked. The dress code forbids showing shoulders, knees, belly and everything and I was like 'Oh my God, I don't even have the clothes to cover all of that'. 'I was super...
  • Newsom won't challenge Biden in 2024, says he is 'all in' on president's re-election

    11/26/2022 5:48:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2022 10:29am EST | Adam Shaw
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is dismissing speculation that he may challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2024 — reportedly telling POTUS himself that he is “all in” on Biden’s re-election. In an interview with Politico, Newsom sought to tamp down speculation that he may run for the Democratic nomination after what the outlet said was “considerable” irritation from the White House at rumors he was plotting a run to oust Biden. “I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” he said, saying his message is “I’m all in, count me...
  • Tampax sparks controversy on Twitter with ‘vulgar’ viral tweet

    11/26/2022 4:22:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/23 | Jessica Knibbs
    Some labelled the tweet “gross” and “inappropriate”, and others were upset about its explicit nature.Tampon brand Tampax has been hit with controversy after its recent tweet, which social media users have deemed “vulgar” and “gross.” Tampax went viral after putting its spin on the popular flirting method of “Slipping into someone’s DMs”, a reference to someone romantically and sexually approaching others by messaging on their social media platforms. Tampax tweeted on Monday, November 21: “You’re in their DMs. We’re in them. We are not the same”. The seemingly innocent tweet racked up more than 360,000 likes and 47,500 retweets, but...
  • Manhattan pharma heiress says her mom had to hire $300-a-day DEPROGRAMMER to help her unlearn crazed woke views after she was brainwashed while attending elite Mount Holyoke college

    11/26/2022 2:31:39 PM PST · by algore · 32 replies
    A Manhattan pharma heiress said her mother had to hire her a $300-a-day deprogrammer to unlearn the woke views she was 'brainwashed' with at an all-woman's Massachusetts college. Annabella Rockwell, 29, graduated from Mount Holyoke in Western Massachusetts in 2015 and said it drove her to drink and made her briefly become estranged from her mother Prior to attending the elite school to study history, which charges $60,000 a year, Rockwell said she grew up in a 'traditional' household and had considered herself to be open-minded. However, the politics minor claimed the all-women's school 'totally indoctrinated' her. 'This professor tells...
  • Hundreds of black supremacists march through Brooklyn chanting 'we are the real Jews' in support of disgraced anti-Semitic Nets star Kyrie Irving

    11/25/2022 12:29:30 PM PST · by algore · 43 replies
    black supremacists have become emboldened in recent weeks after both Irving, who has previously said he believes the earth is flat and pushed unfounded conspiracy theories around Covid-19 A key part of Black Hebrew Israelite dogma is that those of African descent are the real descendants of the biblical Hebrews. That is why they shun the term 'Jews' or 'Jewish' even though they are frequently seen walking around with Jewish insignia on their clothing, including the six-sided Star of David. Hebrew Israelites have even shown hostility toward Jews and other whites who are referred to 'devilish imposters' and adherents of...
  • Can birth control make you a LESBIAN? As a number of women say their homosexuality was 'woken up' after starting or coming off the Pill

    11/25/2022 10:49:11 AM PST · by algore · 28 replies
    From weight gain to nausea, breast tenderness, and menstrual cycle changes, the Pill has a long list of side effects. But a number of women have spoken out about what is probably the most unlikely side effect yet — they say the oral contraceptives turned them gay. While it may sound outlandish, there is some evidence the combined and progestin-only oral contraceptives can alter how women perceive attractiveness. The medication works by suppressing the body's natural production of sex hormones and replaces them with synthetic versions. These altered hormones may re-wire brain circuits related to love and sex, according to...
  • Girl born with a TAIL: Extremely rare 6cm-long defect is 'covered in hair and skin'

    11/25/2022 6:36:33 AM PST · by algore · 65 replies
    A girl in Mexico has been born with a tail, doctors have revealed. The extremely rare phenomenon has been recorded fewer than 200 times. The infant, who wasn't identified, was born by a C-section at a hospital in Nuevo Leon. Her parents were healthy and in their late twenties. Doctors quickly spotted a 5.7cm-long (2.2 inch) tail that was 'soft', 'covered in skin and fine hair' and had a 'pointy' tip. Detailing the incident in Journal of Paediatric Surgery Case Reports, doctors, led by Dr Josue Rueda, believe the case is the first ever recorded in Mexico. The medics said...
  • Hero cardiologist saves TWO runners who went into cardiac arrest during half marathon

    11/25/2022 6:11:14 AM PST · by algore · 54 replies
    A cardiologist competing in a California half marathon has saved the lives of two runners using CPR after watching one man collapse in front of him and another at the finish line after he'd completed the race. Steven Lome had never witnessed anybody experience a cardiac arrest during a road race and did not expect to use his professional skills outside of work. While running the Monterey Bay half Marathon in California on November 13 Lome was able to save the lives of two men in their 50s and 60s. He recounted the miraculous feat on Twitter noting the 'crazy...
  • Biblical flooding in Saudi Arabia sees cars swept away after King prays for rain

    11/24/2022 11:44:46 PM PST · by algore · 24 replies
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been hit by biblical flooding after the country's king prayed for rain. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had called on the locals of Saudi Arabia to pray for rain earlier this week. Due to a lack of rain in recent months, the King, who is also the custodian of the two holy mosques, told his people to “supplicate Allah almighty” and ask for “forgiveness and repentance”. He also told them to do “good deeds and give charity” all while praying for rainfall. The official decree came from the Royal Court on Tuesday (November,...
  • Cannabis plants could help fight climate change because they absorb carbon dioxide more than TWICE as effectively as trees

    11/24/2022 5:45:52 PM PST · by algore · 62 replies
    Cannabis plants could be the missing player in human's fight against climate change, as hemp can absorb carbon dioxide from the air more than twice as effectively as trees. Numerous studies have shown that hemp captures up to 16 tons of greenhouse gas annually, while trees suck up about six tons. The carbon dioxide also becomes permanently encased within hemp fibers that are used in a range of products - from textiles to medicines and car parts. Hudson Carbon, a New York research center that studies carbon storage, found that one acre of cannabis plants can store up to three...
  • Writer who accused Trump of 1990s rape files new lawsuit [E. Jean Carroll, ex post facto]

    11/23/2022 10:55:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 24, 2022 | Larry Neumeister
    A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of rape filed an upgraded lawsuit against him Thursday in New York, minutes after a new state law took effect allowing victims of sexual violence to sue over attacks that occurred decades ago. E. Jean Carroll’s lawyer filed the legal papers electronically as the Adult Survivor’s Act temporarily lifted the state’s usual deadlines for suing over sexual assault. She sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for pain and suffering, psychological harms, dignity loss and reputation damage. […] Previously, Carroll had been barred by state law from suing over the alleged rape because...
  • Dine-and-dash teenagers speed off from a Buffalo Wild Wings with a staff member clinging onto the hood of their BMW: 'We'll just take her on the highway' driver is heard saying on dash cam

    11/23/2022 4:53:47 PM PST · by algore · 35 replies
    Three teenagers were arrested after they sped off from a Buffalo Wild Wings with a staff member clinging onto the hood of their car in an attempt to stop them from dining-and-dashing. Kayla Sherman was working at the Willoughby BWW in Ohio on November 20 when the teenagers, one 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds, ordered takeout and then ran before paying their $115 bill. Sherman saw her co-worker run after the teens and followed shortly behind. She went in front of the teen's car while her co-worker attempted to grab the license plate number. Suddenly, the 17-year-old put the car in...
  • Ice Cube says he missed out on $9 million film role after he refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19

    11/23/2022 4:57:30 AM PST · by algore · 26 replies
    Ice Cube confirmed he missed out on a $9 million acting role after he refused to get the vaccination shot for COVID-19. The 53-year-old rapper-actor, appearing on the podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game Monday, said, 'I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf***ing jab.' He continued: 'I didn’t want get the jab - f*** that jab; f*** y'all for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.' The comments came more than a year after reports in October of 2021 that he had been passed over...
  • There are more than 100 pronouns. Here's the full list…

    11/22/2022 4:19:31 PM PST · by algore · 47 replies
    Pronouns are some of the most useful words in the English language. They are used in the place of a noun to avoid it having to be named twice. Definition of Pronoun In English, the part of speech used as a substitute for an antecedent noun that is clearly understood, and with which it agrees in person, number, and gender. Pronouns are classified as personal (I, we, you, he, she, it, they) Demonstrative (this, these, that, those), relative (who, which, that, as), indefinite (each, all, everyone, either, one, both, any, such, somebody), interrogative (who, which, what), reflexive (myself, herself) Possessive...
  • ‘Why am I talking to 10 guys?’ The rise and fall of dating apps

    11/22/2022 2:16:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 20 Nov 2022 | Annie Lord
    Swiping, benching, ghosting… Dating apps can be so cold. Now that disgruntled singles are realising the best way to meet someone is in real life, will a new world of ‘offline dating’ bring people back togethercan’t remember how we started talking, only that we were sitting on the rooftop of a friend’s house with the fake leather of the sofa underneath us tacky on the back of my thighs. He wasn’t my usual type. In his vintage football shirt and mullet he looked a bit like an art school student, but he was funny enough to make up for it....
  • Twisted Sister - We’re Not Gonna Take It

    11/21/2022 6:34:27 PM PST · by algore · 14 replies
    When and how did an F'd up 80s parody video become real life? Seriously how did we get here? I never thought that even in a million years that thing below would or could be a four star Admiral in charge of Health and Human Services.
  • Researchers claim CPR mannequins aren't diverse enough - and rely too heavily on lean, white men

    11/21/2022 10:12:09 AM PST · by algore · 186 replies
    Mannequins used to practice life-saving CPR aren't diverse enough, doctors have claimed. Researchers want to ditch the reliance on default 'lean white male' models. Doing so will help overcome 'bias' among bystanders and help improve the survival of other groups, they say. This, the team claim, would be done by 'changing the perception of sudden cardiac death' — meaning people recognise it doesn't just happen to white men. Academics from Canada and Argentina found fewer than 10 per cent of mannequins used to promote CPR on social media represented black or Asian people. None were of pregnant women and barely...
  • Pelosi blames MAGA for Colorado gay club massacre: Points finger at Republicans for 'undermining the safety' of trans people

    11/20/2022 9:21:28 PM PST · by algore · 68 replies
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi marked Transgender Remembrance Day by tearing into MAGA Republicans and implicating them in the Colorado LBGTQ night club shooting that left five dead overnight. Five people died when a 22-year-old opened fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs Saturday night, and 18 others were injured. 'As our nation marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, the House Democratic Caucus mourns the countless Americans stolen away by the scourge of transphobic violence, a crisis that continues to disproportionately harm trans people of color,' Pelosi said in a statement. Pelosi, who is stepping down from Democratic leadership in January, went...
  • Arizona cops seized $40,000 in cash from black trucking boss who was traveling to buy a new rig after accusing him of being drug dealer

    11/20/2022 6:36:26 PM PST · by algore · 77 replies
    A North Carolina trucker has waged legal war against the entire police department of Phoenix, Arizona - after officers seized $39,500 in cash from him at a local airport alleging it was drug money. The suit, filed in April by Triple J Trucking owner Jerry Johnson, demands the sum returned in full for what he slammed as 'false accusations' by the force, who seized the money during an August 2020 stop at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Johnson, the owner and operator of his Charlotte-based business, alleges that seizure was unjust, saying he had saved the money to purchase a...
  • Chris Frantz Tells Bob Dylan To “Suck A (Deleted) ” In Response To Talking Heads Slight

    11/20/2022 3:11:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 114 replies
    Stereogum ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | Rachel Brodsky
    Bob Dylan recently released a new art of songwriting book/collection of essays, The Philosophy Of Modern Song, and he doesn’t always speak flatteringly about some fellow musicians within its pages. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking Heads in particular felt taken aback by Dylan’s second essay, on Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up,” which said: “Elvis Costello And The Attractions were a better band than any of their contemporaries. Light years better.” Apparently Frantz really did not appreciate Dylan’s total disregard of “any of their contemporaries,” which includes fellow new wavers Talking Heads. “I love Bob Dylan’s new book The Philosophy Of...