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  • John Leguizamo on Trump’s Latino support: ‘He doesn’t like us, and he doesn’t want us here’

    04/17/2024 11:40:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2024 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Actor John Leguizamo obliterated a small horse piñata while reciting a thorough catalogue of Spanish-language profanities on “The Daily Show” Tuesday in response to a New York Times/Siena poll that reported former President Trump leads President Biden among Latino voters. Of the poll’s Hispanic respondents, 46 percent they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, and 40 percent said they would vote for Biden. “You may be thinking, how is this possible? ‘Build the wall’ Donald Trump? ‘Mass deportations’ Donald Trump? ‘Guy who thinks Daddy Yankee is a baseball player’ Donald Trump?” asked Leguizamo, after pummeling the...
  • Melting polar ice is slowing the Earth's rotation, with possible consequences for timekeeping

    04/16/2024 6:20:59 AM PDT · by MNDude · 108 replies
    Global warming has slightly slowed the Earth’s rotation — and it could affect how we measure time. A study published Wednesday found that the melting of polar ice — an accelerating trend driven primarily by human-caused climate change — has caused the Earth to spin less quickly than it would otherwise.
  • As a landmark United Methodist gathering approaches, African churches weigh their future

    04/15/2024 5:38:09 PM PDT · by Salman · 9 replies
    AP (on thier own site) ^ | April 13, 2024 | PETER SMITH
    The United Methodist Church lost one-fourth of its U.S. churches in a recent schism, with conservatives departing over disputes on sexuality and theology. Now, with the approach of its first major legislative gathering in several years, the question is whether the church can avert a similar outcome elsewhere in the world, where about half its members live. The question is particularly acute in Africa, home to the vast majority of United Methodists outside the U.S. Most of its bishops favor staying, but other voices are calling for regional conferences to disaffiliate. At the upcoming General Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina,...
  • World 'Losing the Battle' Against Electronic Waste, UN Finds

    04/15/2024 2:52:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 20, 2024
    The world is losing the battle against electronic waste, a UN expert said on Wednesday (March 20), after a report found 62 million metric tons of mobile phones and devices were dumped on the planet in just one year — and this is expected to increase by a third by 2030. Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, consists of any discarded items containing an electric plug or a battery. It can contain toxic additives and hazardous substances such as mercury, and represents an environmental and health hazard. "These goods are often not easy to repair. They easily become waste and...
  • Mike Pence Has a New Job

    04/15/2024 10:30:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/15/2024 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nearly six months after ending his Republican presidential campaign, former Vice President Mike Pence landed a new teaching job at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. In a statement posted last week, the conservative Christian college said it was establishing a Center for Faith & Public Life “to support the presence of Christian faith in public institutions.” Pence will help launch the initiative, serving as the Distinguished Visiting Fellow. “The appropriate role of faith in the public square is a major issue in this moment of our American life,” said Grove City College President Paul McNulty. “The Founders envisioned a free...
  • Married New Jersey teacher, 37, is charged with having sex with her student after being 'caught in the act in back seat of car at Assunpink nature preserve'

    04/13/2024 5:38:32 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 115 replies
    UKDaily mail ^ | 13 April 2024 | By MITCHELL GOODBAR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A married teacher has been arrested over an alleged sexual relationship with a student after they were caught in 'states of undress' in a nature preserve. Jessica Sawicki, 37, from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, taught English at Hamilton High School West in Trenton, which is about a 20-minute drive from the preserve. She is accused of sexually assaulting the student - who has been described as 'at least 16 but not yet 18' - at the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Upper Freehold.
  • Live updates: Iranian attack begins, sirens across Israel

    04/13/2024 4:49:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    For the first time in the State of Israel's history, Iran has begun a direct attack on Israel, launching dozens of UAVs toward the Jewish state. At 1:43 a.m. Israel time, sirens began to wail in the central Negev region, shortly followed by other regions across the country including the Jerusalem and Dead Sea areas, Golan Heights, Gush Etzion, Hebron, and Samaria. Live updates: Sunday, 2:43 a.m.: A senior U.S. official told ABC News that Iran has launched an additional 70 missiles. Sunday, 2:36 a.m.: Israeli sources claim to Ynet that "we intercepted 99% of the Iranian response, we prepared...
  • 6 in 10 U.S. Catholics are in favor of abortion rights, Pew Research report finds

    04/12/2024 3:41:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Npr ^ | 04/12/2024
    Catholics in the U.S., one of the country's largest single Christian groups, hold far more diverse views on abortion rights than the official teaching of their church. While the Catholic Church itself holds that abortion is wrong and should not be legal, 6 in 10 U.S. adult Catholics say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a newly released profile of Catholicism by Pew Research.
  • UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have 2 years left 'to save the world'

    04/11/2024 1:18:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    msn ^ | 04/11/2024 | SETH BORENSTEIN and JAMEY KEATEN
    OXFORD, England (AP) — Humanity has only two years left “to save the world” by making dramatic changes in the way it spews heat-trapping emissions and it has even less time to act to get the finances behind such a massive shift, the head of the United Nations climate agency said. With governments of the world facing a 2025 deadline for new and stronger plans to curb carbon pollution, nearly half of the world's populations voting in elections this year, and crucial global finance meetings later this month in Washington, United Nations executive climate secretary Simon Stiell said Wednesday he...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Claims the Moon Is 'Made Up Mostly of Gasses' (It's Not)

    04/09/2024 12:25:39 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    MRCtv ^ | 4/9/24 | Brittany M. Hughes
    This is what happens when you teach nothing but racism in school, and leave out anything actually, you know, educational. >p> During an event in Houston just before the eclipse Monday morning, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told the audience gathered at the Mickey Leland Federal Building that the moon was made up “mostly of gasses” (it isn’t) and that it's "almost impossible to go near the sun" (we actually can't go near it at all) because it's a "mighty powerful heat" (you don't say!?). Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: It's "almost impossible to go near the sun," but the...
  • Being Single? In This Economy? (Is The “Singles Tax” Hurting Your Friendships?)

    04/03/2024 10:25:29 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 63 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | 03/25/2024 | Darshita Goyal
    Three months ago, Celine and her best friend, Natalie* were both laid off from the same ad agency. No longer able to afford her $3,200 rent in Brooklyn, Celine was forced to move back into her parents’ house in the suburbs. “I’m still reeling, my whole life was flipped on its head,” the 29-year-old says. The only thing more humiliating than getting fired and packing up your adult existence into your teenage bedroom? Seeing your best friend survive the same brutal layoff and emerge unscathed. “I love Natalie but she didn’t have to lift a finger because her husband is...
  • No more free throws, ladies: Women’s sports have truly arrived — now the ‘yas queen’ days need to stop

    04/03/2024 8:38:51 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2024 | Kirsten Fleming
    But underneath the outcry is a certain segment of the world of women’s sports that believes female athletes should only be presented as Cleopatras on a golden chaise: yas queen journalism.
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 143 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...
  • Lizzo Calls Out White People For Using AAVE, Says “Bring Back Gatekeeping”

    03/26/2024 5:18:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    Vibe ^ | 03 08 2024 | Armond Sandler
    Black culture is ubiquitous, and it has caused other races to try and poach certain aspects of how they move. Lizzo recently called out white people for “talking like Black people.” The “About Damn Time” singer jumped on TikTok on Wednesday (March 6) to respond to a white woman speaking about her suitors using the phrase “type sh*t.” This prompted her to go into a full rant. “Why don’t we bring back gatekeeping?” she asked. “So that AAVE is reserved for the people who created it and grew up speaking it. So that all these people that are now talking...
  • Rise of the Jesus-themed NIGHTCLUBS where twerking, drinking and smoking are banned but Christian music thumps all night

    03/24/2024 5:05:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2024 | Alex Hammer
    A Nashville nightclub is redefining the concept of faith - and clubbing - with heavily attended gatherings that have strict rules against twerking, drinking, and smoking. Enter The Cove - an 18-and-up pop-up started this past year by seven young, black Christians, that only enforces the three above rules. There's an unspoken one as well - a playlist devoted entirely to Christian music. The establishment comes in response to a post-pandemic decline in church attendance, organizers this week said - citing the mostly black, Gen-Z crowd. These pious partiers flood their doors regularly, the masterminds revealed -speaking for a feature...
  • Intel Community Newsletter Author Says Cross-Dressing Made Him A ‘Better Intelligence Officer’: REPORT

    03/19/2024 7:27:18 PM PDT · by pboyington · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 19, 2024 | Harold Hutchison
    An unidentified intelligence officer claimed that cross-dressing helped him perform his job better in an internal Director of National Intelligence (DNI) newsletter, according to The Daily Wire. The anonymous author of an article titled, “My Gender Identity and Expression Make Me a Better Intelligence Officer,” claimed that crossdressing “sharpened the skills” he used, according to The Daily Wire. The author claimed that his experiences as a cross-dresser also cultivated “strategic empathy” in the article.
  • George Lucas Backs Disney Board and CEO Bob Iger Amid Proxy Fight: ‘Creating Magic Is Not for Amateurs’

    03/19/2024 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | March 19, 2024 | Todd Spangler
    Star Wars mastermind George Lucas — Disney’s largest individual shareholder — has come out with a statement supporting Disney’s board and CEO Bob Iger, urging Mouse House investors to reject bids by two activist investor groups to take seats on the media company’s board. “Creating magic is not for amateurs,” Lucas said in a statement released Tuesday. “When I sold Lucasfilm just over a decade ago, I was delighted to become a Disney shareholder because of my longtime admiration for its iconic brand and Bob Iger’s leadership.” Lucas continued, “When Bob recently returned to the company during a difficult time,...
  • Is loneliness a threat to democracy?

    03/17/2024 10:36:06 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 38 replies
    https://www.dw.com ^ | 3/18/24 | Helen Whittle
    More and more young people in Germany say they often feel lonely. That poses significant health risks, but researchers say there's also a link between loneliness and anti-democratic attitudes. Loneliness is often described as a silent pandemic in Germany. The latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office indicate that one in six people over the age of 10 often feel lonely — that's around 12.2 million people. Loneliness is defined by psychologists as a perceived discrepancy between desired and actual social relationships, and is different from social isolation. Statistics show that in Germany young people are the worst affected: A...
  • A warming island’s mice are breeding out of control and eating seabirds (only 7.06 years left)

    03/16/2024 9:47:05 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 29 replies
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Mice accidentally introduced to a remote island near Antarctica 200 years ago are breeding out of control because of climate change, and they are eating seabirds and causing major harm in a special nature reserve with “unique biodiversity.”
  • 'You don't get a pass on math': Homebuyers call out Dave Ramsey's 'unrealistic' mortgage advice. Are they right?

    03/07/2024 9:26:22 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 186 replies
    moneywise ^ | Bethan Moorcraft
    Radio personality Dave Ramsey has been called out online for delivering out-of-touch real estate advice to homebuyers. “Is it even possible to follow Dave Ramsey’s advice on a mortgage?” one person asked on Reddit — and their skepticism makes sense when you do the math. The ideal way to buy a home, according to Ramsey Solutions, the finance guru’s website, is to buy it outright in cash. But if you’re not sitting on a mountain of money, Ramsey Solutions says the only home loan you should consider is a conventional, fixed-rate mortgage with a 15-year (or less) term. Your monthly...