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  • Trans Woman Upset That Mother's Day Wasn't About Trans 'Mothers'

    05/18/2024 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The Story Box Youtube ^ | May 14, 2024 | The Story Box
    "...at church this Sunday morning they gave all the moms carnations and letters saying Happy Mother's Day and I was happy happy to be a recipient of one of those um I took it home and showed my..." What church was He going to that have him flowers for dressing up like a woman? "...I took it home and showed my daughter and uh who was eight and she said but you're not a mom um I said well yes I am and she said no you're not and the reason she said that is because my wife doesn't allow...
  • PGA Golf Championship 2024 - ESPN Live Leaderboard

    05/18/2024 11:13:27 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | 18 May 2024
    ESPN broadcast the PGA Championship on Thursday and Friday, plus early play on Saturday and Sunday...CBS Sports has prime time rights on weekend play...ESPN has a really interesting new feature (new to me anyway)...If you subscribe to ESPN+ you can choose full time coverage of individual player groups that include Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Bryson DeChambeau (the longest hitter in the PGA)...Since many viewers just follow three or four golfers, that seems like a brilliant business idea to me.
  • Watch: Taiwanese MP steals bill, runs away from Parliament to prevent its passing

    05/18/2024 10:09:51 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 8/16/2024 | trends desk
    A Taiwanese lawmaker caused a major commotion by grabbing a bill and running out of the legislative chamber to prevent it from being passed. The event happened just before President-elect Lai Ching-te was set to take office on Monday. According to reports, the morning session was already heated, with lawmakers shouting and shoving each other even before any votes were cast. The situation escalated when one MP, now nicknamed the “Bill Bandit,” grabbed the bill and dashed for the exit. Other lawmakers chased him, turning the chamber into a scene of chaos. The video was shared by @CensoredMen on X...
  • Ukraine and Russia - Game Theory

    05/18/2024 9:17:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 18 May 2024 | Mark Beut
    Ukraine and Russia - Game Theory Historical outcomes are approximated with game theory and game simulations. However, games also have predictive values when a model is constructed. This is a conceptual framework of the geopolitical events in Ukraine and Russia.
  • Filmmaker has unsettling interview with Canadian doctor who kills by abortion and euthanasia

    05/18/2024 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Bridget Sielicki
    UK actress and disability advocate Liz Carr is making headlines this week for her new documentary “Better Off Dead,” which reveals some of the dangers of assisted suicide and euthanasia (often referred to as ‘MAiD’, or medical assistance in dying). A clip from the film shows Carr’s highly unsettling interaction with Dr. Ellen Wiebe, an abortionist and euthanasia doctor in Canada. Wiebe, who has previously said that euthanasia is her “most rewarding work,” doubles down on that statement as she appears gleeful in discussing her role in killing human beings. “I love my job,” she says of helping people to...
  • (weak men are asked to) Donate a Testicle to Fight Toxic Masculinity!

    05/18/2024 8:04:27 AM PDT · by MNDude · 38 replies
    "NONE OF THE QUESTIONS OR ANSWERS WERE EDITED. This was part of a social experiment, where I dressed up as a radical woke feminist and asked college students different provocative questions. This video was filmed at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University Campuses during my last visit to Atlanta."
  • Iran exports batch of eggs to Russia for the first time

    05/18/2024 7:05:55 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 21 replies
    TV BRICS ^ | 5/8/2024 | Staff
    Iran will send a batch of eggs to Russia for the first time next week, said Hamidreza Kashani, chairman of the republic's poultry farmers' union. "The first batch of eggs (to Russia) will be sent next week," said Hamidreza Kashani. Kashani hopes that Iran's exports to Russia will get better thanks to Islamic Republic President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Moscow on 7 December and the signing of an agreement to establish a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries and Iran. This is reported by IRNA, a partner of TV BRICS. He noted that now "strict quarantine...
  • HOT TAKES: People Have a Lot to Say When Biden Posts 'Letter' He Got From Two Little Girls

    05/18/2024 6:24:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    redstate.com ^ | May 17, 2024 | Nick Arama
    Joe Biden is very unpopular. He's not doing well in polls, and he isn't doing well campaigning. So, how can he possibly whip up any interest in his flagging campaign? He's just pulled out something that he's tried before: the highly questionable "letter" from a child. Previously, he (or the person posting from his X social media account) posted a letter that many thought was fake. In March 2023, Biden got a similar letter from "Charlotte" (another age-contemporary name with Joe) supposedly asking Biden to do something about pay for "ladies" not being "fair." Uh-huh, because that's what a little...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    05/18/2024 4:26:51 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 11 replies
    MVJI FXH VPSJ P WPZ WQLJIY ZVJQJ PQJ IX OJJ-OPMO, XITF KPZPEHTZO. — YJNJZQL NPQZLI
  • People are praying for Rep. Thomas Massie

    05/18/2024 3:46:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    X ^ | May 15 | @JosephPDaniel1
    @JosephPDaniel1 Get more congressmen and women to rise who will stand up against Satan’s Federal Reserve system and deep state leadership inside your U.S. republic God. #MAGA Watch: /Jesus led me to pray for Congressman Thomas Massie today here in Washington, D.C./
  • A long-term ketogenic diet accumulates aged cells in normal tissues, new study shows

    05/17/2024 10:03:40 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    MedicalXpress ^ | 5/17/2024
    A strict "keto-friendly" diet popular for weight loss and diabetes, depending on both the diet and individual, might not be all that friendly. A new study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) found that a continuous long-term ketogenic diet may induce senescence, or aged, cells in normal tissues, with effects on heart and kidney function in particular. However, an intermittent ketogenic diet, with a planned keto vacation or break, did not exhibit any pro-inflammatory effects due to aged cells, according to the research. The findings have significant clinical...
  • Reminder: World War 1 started after the assassination of a European leader

    05/17/2024 8:21:41 PM PDT · by RandFan · 35 replies
    FR ^ | May 17 | Me
    I always remember from history class that WW1 started for some sad reason (the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand). I always thought how stupid / futile it was considering what it led to. Yet here we are with the Slovak PM assassination attempt. Gavrilo Princip (Serbian Cyrillic: Гаврило Принцип, pronounced [ɡǎʋrilo prǐntsip]; 25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was a Bosnian Serb student who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie, Duchess von Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. The killing of the Archduke and his wife set off the...
  • Victim of infected blood scandal says he and his family are still suffering

    05/17/2024 11:10:03 AM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    planetradio ^ | May 13 | Author: Jasmine Oak
    A man from Ipswich caught up in the infected blood scandal tells us no amount of money will ever make up for the impact it's had on his - and his family's - life. Alan Burgess tells us he lost his health, friends and businesses after he was given blood infected with HIV whilst being treated for Haemophilia in 1985. A report into the scandal, which affected more than 30,000 people during the 1970s and 1980s, is due out next week.
  • 45 Weirdest Foods Around The World

    05/17/2024 10:35:26 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    Total Food Atlas ^ | Last updated: April 3, 2024 | Total Food Atlas
    1. Kiviak (Greenland) Kiviak is a dish from Greenland consisting of hundreds of dead auk birds stuffed into the body of a dead seal. The seal is then sealed up to be completely airtight, covered in oil to repel flies and maggots, and then fermented for three months. The pungent, toxic smelling bird meat is said to taste a bit like very mature cheeses or liquorice. The dish is often eaten over the winter months when it is harder to catch food, and especially at special occasions such as Christmas or birthdays.
  • Scientists spot 60 stars that appear to show signs of gigantic alien power plants

    05/17/2024 9:23:26 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2024 | Matthew Phelan
    A survey of five million distant solar systems, aided by "neural network" algorithms, has discovered 60 stars that appear to be surrounded by giant alien power plants...Ever since theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson first proposed the idea at Princeton in 1960, astrophysicists have speculated that advanced extraterrestrials might have constructed massive solar energy collectors around one star or more. [Illustration in Comment #1]
  • Donald Trump's 7 Debate Demands Revealed

    05/17/2024 8:30:20 AM PDT · by dayglored · 32 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | May 16, 2024 | Babylon Bee
    Details were still being ironed out, but it was confirmed yesterday that the world could now look forward to another debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. While Biden's list of conditions to agree to the debate made the rounds on social media, Trump's list of demands was not made public… until now. The Babylon Bee has obtained the following list of Donald Trump's debate demands: Benny Hill music must be played whenever Biden wanders around the stage: His aimless shuffling will be much more entertaining to the viewing audience set to "Yakety Sax." Moderators have to be smoking hot:...
  • PB&J

    05/17/2024 7:47:03 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    SeriosEats ^ | Daniel Gritzer
    The PB&J is as American as it gets, and its story is spread across the internet from web page to web page as if by digital butter knife, each as recognizable to the next as the sandwich itself. I'll spare you too much of a regurgitation here, except in the broadest strokes: It supposedly started as a fancy-ish tea sandwich at the turn of the 20th century, but quickly became a popular lunchtime snack as an increasingly industrialized food system made sliced bread and store-bought jam and peanut butter a common and affordable option to Americans of all economic stripes
  • Twitter is no more ...

    05/17/2024 6:47:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    FR ^ | May 17 2024 | Me
    Well today is the day folks. Twitter is more. It's now X.com Elon Musk has even made it re-write X.com if you type twitter on the platform 😂 I know some of you will not miss it one iota. RIP Twitter. A tainted brand if there ever was one. Associated by many with mass censorship, election interference and wokeness.
  • Putin and Xi's bromance continues as Chinese leader HUGS Vladimir

    05/17/2024 6:47:19 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/2024 | David Averre
    A vaunted 'new era' of strategic partnership between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Xi Jinping may not exactly have been sealed with a kiss, but it did lead to rare hugs between them. Underscoring the importance of Xi's support for the Kremlin, Putin headed to Beijing earlier this week in what was his first trip abroad since his March re-election and the second in just over six months to China. Russia, grappling with Western sanctions after its invasion of Ukraine, is increasingly reliant on its booming trade with China, which is challenging US supremacy in areas from quantum...
  • Scottie Scheffler arrested before PGA Championship Round 2

    05/17/2024 6:21:30 AM PDT · by V_TWIN · 162 replies
    espn.com ^ | May 17, 2024 | Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior Writer
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on Friday morning after trying to drive into the entrance of Valhalla Golf Club, the site of this week's PGA Championship. Traffic outside the golf course had been stopped after a man was struck and killed by a shuttle bus around 5 a.m. ET. Scheffler faces charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic. Scheffler was released at 8:40 a.m. ET and headed to Valhalla. The assault charge is a felony;...