Now we have a moral duty to talk about climate change

September 7, 2017

(CNN)This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas — Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India — submerged in catastrophic floods. Watching Trump tour the flooded areas, I was reminded of his Rose Garden press conference less than three months ago announcing the US withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty. In that act of wanton international vandalism, Trump was helping condemn millions more people to the…

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A Furniture Store Opened As A Harvey Shelter And Is The Internet’s New Hero

September 6, 2017

As damage continues in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey and more and more devastating stories emerge, it’s always helpful to find the good. And Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is part of the good in Houston, Texas. McIngvale opened his store, Gallery Furniture, as a shelter during Hurricane Harvey. Over the course of the storm, he’s taken in about 300 evacuees in one of the stores, according to CNN, and…

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7-year-old girl pulls giant sword from lake like some sort of Arthurian legend

September 6, 2017

On Saturday, a 7-year-old girl in Cornwall, England, discovered a huge sword at the bottom of a lake, prompting comparisons to the “Lady of the Lake” from Arthurian legend. Matilda Jones was enjoying Dozmary Pool with her dad and sister when she spotted the sword laying on the bottom of the shallow pond. According to legend, Dozmary is one of the possible sites where Excalibur was thrown by Sir Bedivere…

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Theres A New Royal Baby On the Way, And Here Are Our Name Ideas

September 6, 2017

Just when we thought Prince William and Kate Middleton literally couldn’t get any more perfect, on Monday they announced that they’re expecting another child together. This is basically the best news in the world, because their last two kids are the almost cute enough to thaw our cold, dead hearts. They technically only made the announcement now because Kate is having the same severe morning sickness as her last two…

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If Your Email Address Is On This List, Change Your Password Right Now

September 5, 2017

In one of the largest single data sets of emails yet discovered, computer security experts have come across a spam list containing a pretty extraordinary 711 million email addresses. Initially uncovered by the Paris-based security researcher known as Benkow, it contains two separate troves of data, one simply of email addresses, while the second more serious set contains addresses and passwords. The important thing to do now is to stick…

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LOreal fires first transgender model after she says all white people are racist

September 5, 2017

Earlier this week, DJ and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf became L’Oreal Paris UK’s first transgender model. However, Bergdorf was fired just three days later for writing on Facebook that “ALL” white people are racist. In her now-deleted Facebook post—which Bergdorf says she posted in the wake of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, not this week—she called out the “racial violence of white people.” According to“Honestly I don’t have energy to…

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Hurricane Irma Could Slam Into United States As Category Five Storm

September 4, 2017

Something wicked this way comes. It’s the peak of Atlantic hurricane season right now, and as a result, plenty of them are coming in pairs – and it appears Harvey was the first of two. Hiding in its shadow is Irma, a Category Three hurricane that’s set to transform into a Harvey-matching Category Four in the next 24 hours, and it’s heading for the United States. According to cutting-edge modeling…

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Recap: Winter Came

September 4, 2017

Well friends, we’ve made it through another season of and what’s really fucking me up about this finale is that it didn’t give us a mind-numbing plot twist, horrifying death, or really anything that we didn’t expect. In fact, with the exception of maybe the death of Littlefinger (which I totally called but it’s fine), we all predicted just about everything that was going to happen in this finale. Jon…

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Netflix is selling weed specifically designed to watch with its shows

September 3, 2017

People living in the Los Angeles area have even more weed options to choose from now, thanks to Netflix‘s new line of TV-inspired marijuana. The streaming giant announced the “Netflix collection” this weekend, with strains being sold at a pop-up shop in West Hollywood. Variety reports that each one was “cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone.” Fun! The shows being referenced are…

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Pastor Osteen on Harvey: ‘The city didn’t ask us to become a shelter’

September 3, 2017

Joel Osteen appears on NBC News' "Today" show.Image: peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images Pastor Joel Osteen is mastering the art of self defense this week after getting dragged online for his delayed Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts. Osteen received loads of backlash after neglecting to open Lakewood Church — his literal megachurch that seats 16,000 people — as a shelter for victims of Harvey’s flooding. And as the wealthy…

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A new study suggests it rains solid diamonds on Neptune and Uranus

September 3, 2017

It sounds like something out of science-fiction or perhaps some sort of gem-drenched glamour fiction. But Sarah Kaplan of the, the new study (published in the Nature Astronomy) The actual experiment reportedly relied on mimicking the severe pressure by using lasers to produce a pair of shockwaves inside a specially designed polymer made from carbon and hydrogen. The result, in simple terms, was that the very sort of diamond rain…

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We Need To Stop Being Surprised When Taylor Swift Acts Petty And Vindictive

September 2, 2017

Taylor Swift released “Look What You Made Me Do” last night, and predictably the internet went insane. We knew a “new” Taylor Swift was coming, but how new was she really? Taylor herself said “the old Taylor is dead,” and yet, she’s still out here, not-so-subtly shading people in her music and acting like she’s completely blameless. I mean, even the very title puts the blame on whoever the subject…

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Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader – BBC News

September 1, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKezia Dugdale said she was leaving with her “head held high” Kezia Dugdale has resigned as leader of Scottish Labour, saying it is time to “pass on the baton” to someone else. The Lothians MSP has previously criticised UK leader Jeremy Corbyn, and has faced criticism from left-wing members of her own party. She insisted she was leaving the party in a…

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Mom Dies After Being Swept Away in Flood Waters. 3-Yr-Old Found Clinging to Her Chest Is a Living Miracle

August 31, 2017

ShareTweet According to The New York Times, the toll for flood-related deaths in Texas has risen to at least 30 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Tragically, an unidentified 41-year-old mother has been added to that list. Spokesperson for Beaumont Police Department, Officer Carol Riley, tells PEOPLE that the woman was driving on a service road with her 3-year-old daughter when she got stranded in high flood waters. Desperate to save her…

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Big net migration fall since Brexit vote, latest estimates show – BBC News

August 31, 2017

But business groups raised concerns about the fall, with the CBI saying: “The loss of these vital skills should concern us all.” The ONS figures show a particularly sharp rise, of 17,000, in departures of citizens from the so-called EU8 countries – Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. An ONS spokesman said: “These results indicate that the EU referendum result may be influencing people’s decision to…

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Buckingham Palace suspect was brandishing 4ft sword, police say – BBC News

August 31, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted to praise the officers for acting “quickly and bravely”, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan thanked the officers for “ensuring that not a single member of the public was injured”. Counter-terror police are investigating after the man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault, and under the Terrorism Act. No members of the Royal Family were in Buckingham Palace, which is the…

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Don Lemon: Trump speech a ‘total eclipse of the facts’

August 30, 2017

(CNN)CNN anchor Don Lemon responded with shock to President Donald Trump’s defiant speech at a rally in Phoenix Tuesday night. The President was widely criticized for failing to denounce white supremacists until two days after the rally. He reversed course the next day and once again blamed “both sides,” appearing to equate neo-Nazis with the people protesting against them in Charlottesville. “He’s unhinged,” Lemon said. “It’s embarrassing — and I…

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10 Signs Youre A Sensitive Woman (And You Should Be Proud)

August 30, 2017

Ian Dooley 1. You find your emotional state shifting to take on the feelings of people around you. You have a strong sense of your emotional self, yet you often embrace the feelings of people around you. If someone close to you is upset, you find it so difficult to pretend like everything’s okay. Instead, you meet that person right where they are—sitting next to them, offering your shoulder, and…

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Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

August 30, 2017

The former FBI director leading the probe into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia is taking a page from the playbook federal prosecutors have used for decades in criminal investigations, from white-collar fraud to mob racketeering: Follow the money. Start small and work up. See who will “flip” and testify against higher-ups by pursuing charges such as tax evasion, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. While Trump’s legal…

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Donald Trump Is Literally The Most Unpopular First-Year President EVER See The Numbers!

August 29, 2017

This is wild!!! It’s been a rough first seven months in the White House for Right now, Trump’s approval rating is just 34 percent — and he has already spent more time with an approval rating under 40 percent in his first year in office than Harry Truman hit 22 percent in February 1952, during the middle of the drawn-out Korean War. Richard Nixon sat at 24 percent just before…

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