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‘Vegetables Are Dirty,’ Today’s Comic by Michael Sweater

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

After refusing to eat her veggies, Clover learns from a friend that there are way worse things she could be eating.

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How Lesbian Porn Helped Me Rediscover My Gay Sexuality

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

Before a traumatic sexual experience left me numb, my fantasies were all about gay men. And if you told me years ago that lesbian and queer porn would help me rediscover my erotic side, I’d be dumbfounded.

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I Survived a Skydive Where My Parachute Failed

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

Brad Guy jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet and hit the ground at 50 mph.

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Who Makes Those Intricate, Expensive Furry Suits?

Posted July 27, 2017 by Mark Hay

In the race to help people release their “fursonas,” cottage industry is born.

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Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Residents Sue Chemical Plant for Nearly 50 Years of Air Pollution

Posted July 27, 2017 by Julie Dermansky
Three African American men in red t-shirts from the Concerned Citizens of St. John Louisiana stand by a sign warning of cancer risk from chloroprene emissions

If you drive along one of the main streets in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, you may encounter a large sign warning about chloroprene in the air. These signs let people know that chemical emissions from the nearby DuPont facility, now owned by Denka, can greatly increase the risk of cancer for those who live around it. 

We are being killed by chemicals that the state is allowing Denka and DuPont to pollute our air with,” Robert Taylor, founder of Concerned Citizens of St. John, told me while the group posted the signs. “Putting up signs is one of the steps we are taking, so that later no one can say they didn’t know we are being poisoned.”

Taylor, a 76-year-old retired general contractor, is one of 13 plaintiffs suing Denka Performance Elastomer and E.I. du Pont de Nemours (DuPont), the companies responsible for the chloroprene emissions fouling the air in LaPlace and nearby towns for 48 years. The plant is located along the Mississippi River on a stretch of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge known as Cancer Alley. 

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Here’s What a Real Constitutional Crisis Would Look LIke

Posted July 27, 2017 by Mike Pearl

A step-by-step guide to the moves Donald Trump could make that experts say would bring us into truly uncharted territory.

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Culture

A New Film About the Hasidic Community Is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

‘Menashe’ filmmaker Joshua Weinstein chats about his new film and going undercover in Hasidic communities.

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Is Our Choice of Emoji a Window into Our Souls?

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

A So Sad Today investigation.

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Ann Coulter: Pretty White Australian Girls’ Lives Matter

Posted July 27, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
Ann Coulter: Pretty White Australian Girls’ Lives Matter

Ann Coulter writes:As usually happens when Muslims attack, the press is consumed with worry about their mental state and well-being. (…)That’s why a Somali cop’s fatal shooting of a pajama-clad Good Samaritan has gone directly into the “Be Nice to Muslims!” file, rather than the “Why Are All These Somalis Here?” file.I can’t help noticing […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Mark Steyn talks about Justin Trudeau’s “Rolling Stone” cover & more

Posted July 27, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
Mark Steyn talks about Justin Trudeau’s “Rolling Stone” cover & more

More from my siteGavin McInnes: A Future Letter From a Socialist to President TrumpMark Steyn on “Obama’s bemoaning the rise of ‘fake news’ to, of all people, Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner…”‘Good grief’: Mark Steyn explains the difference between Justin Trudeau and Ronald Reagan to Warren KinsellaBoxing, jihad and… Justin Trudeau?

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Culture

The New ‘It’ Trailer Gives Us a Good Look at Pennywise, and He’s Scary as Hell

Posted July 27, 2017 by VICE Staff

The nightmare clown from Stephen King’s classic horror novel returns to theaters September 8.

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“Whatever happened to PJ Proby?”

Posted July 27, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
“Whatever happened to PJ Proby?”

PJ Proby is mentioned on pretty much every other page of Nik Cohn’s Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock, which was the first and last time I ever heard of him.Anyway, new from DangerousMinds:When Tom Jones was just starting out, he was often accused—unfairly I think—of copying Proby’s act. In many ways PJ Proby […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Jon Stewart Is Returning to Stand-Up for Two HBO Specials

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

They will be the comedian’s first recorded comedy specials since 1996.

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Mahershala Ali Will Star in the Third Season of ‘True Detective’

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

And the new episode scripts are supposedly “terrific.”

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Gavin McInnes: “Aren’t there any white people on TV anymore?”

Posted July 27, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle

Gavin McInnes discovers that, in fact, commercials aren’t as bad as he’s heard:There were plenty of commercials that enforced traditional stereotypes. A Samsung Galaxy ad featured two pretty girls (ethnically ambiguous with a slight white bent) staring at shoes. They wanted to find out where to buy them and the Samsung girl was able to […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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10 fascinating facts about raccoons

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anonymous

How did raccoons get their name? How many puzzles can they solve? Where do they make their homes? How many different sounds can they make?
 
Perhaps it is the fact that raccoons are so visible and comfortable in human environments that makes them so interesting to us. From their appearance in folk tales and mythology to cameos in various petroglyphs, these adaptable animals have fascinated humans for a long time.
 
Explore the infographic below to learn ten facts about raccoons. 
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Attention, B.C. home cooks: MasterChef Canada announces casting call for Season 5

Posted July 26, 2017 by Craig Takeuchi

B.C. home cooks have an opportunity to continue proving that our province has the winning edge.

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Homeless in Vancouver: City of Vancouver hears my call for a new Fairview drinking fountain

Posted July 26, 2017 by Charlie Smith

If enough people echo Stanley Q. Woodvine’s request, cyclists and the homeless will be able to wet their lips without having to travel a significant distance.

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Steve Sailer calls “Dunkirk” (2017) “Nolan’s finest

Posted July 26, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
Steve Sailer calls “Dunkirk” (2017) “Nolan’s finest

Steve Sailer writes:In reality, Dunkirk is probably the least anti-Fascist British WWII movie ever. Nolan never mentions “the Germans,” much less “the Nazis.” They are just “the enemy.” Branagh, star of a film about a shameless war of English aggression in Europe, Henry V, is there to remind you that, no matter what the current […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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TrailersFromHell: “Went the Day Well?” (1942)

Posted July 26, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
TrailersFromHell: “Went the Day Well?” (1942)

More from my siteMark Vandermaas: Will free speechers miss Berkeley’s golden opportunity?Film Theory: Why Pewdiepie’s Fiverr Joke BackfiredIan Curtis was right to kill himselfSiouxsie Sioux turns 59 today (please kill me)

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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2 Halfs of a Hamstring

Posted July 26, 2017 by deansomerset

I had a new marketing pitch from a company that wanted me to promote their new workout program, and after looking through it briefly I decided it wouldn’t be worth my time and effort to give much airtime to it. For one, they had a day devoted entirely to hamstring training, as a fat loss…… Read More

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How to access your Outlook for Mac emails in Gmail?

Posted July 26, 2017 by Anonymous

Web based email clients like Gmail are popular as users can access their emails from anywhere through internet. So many desktop email client users keep a copy of their emails in web mails. Here, we will discuss how Outlook for Mac users can export their emails to Gmail, a very popular web based email application. … Continue reading How to access your Outlook for Mac emails in Gmail?

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Tim Sommer: “Impotent Political Grandstanding Is Forcing Rock and Roll into Irrelevancy”

Posted July 26, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
Tim Sommer: “Impotent Political Grandstanding Is Forcing Rock and Roll into Irrelevancy”

Ignore the dumb “Four Freedoms” delusions (“fear” and “want” are in fact inoperable cancers of our fallen human condition, but liberals refuse to accept that) and enjoy the good parts, as a fully-wound Sommer writes in the once grand “rock critic” tradition of “baroque hipster”…I want to state this and state it very clearly: It […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Should You Buy The World’s First DNA Based Weight Loss App?

Posted July 26, 2017 by Yoni Freedhoff

This week saw the release of embodyDNA a, “DNA based weight loss app”.

According to the press release, for the low, low, price of just $188.99, to work alongside your new food diary, you can order a saliva kit to have your DNA analyzed and then you’ll receive results telling you to do such things as reduce your sugary drinks, limit your calories, avoid empty calorie foods, get plenty of sleep, and include protein in your diet.

Or, alternatively, you could not spend $188.99 and you could do those same things.

Doesn’t seem like a tough call to me.

While the notion of personalized DNA based recommendations is exciting, paying $188.99 for a test that’ll tell you things you already know to be a good plan is about as far along as the science has gone.

So let me save you your hard earned cash and give you some straight forward advice:

  • Keep a food diary
  • Reduce restaurant and ultra-processed meals
  • Cook meals made with fresh whole ingredients and eat them free from distractions
  • Include protein with all of your meals and snacks
  • Minimize all caloric beverages (especially sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol)
  • Cultivate good sleeps and good friends
  • Don’t smoke
  • Exercise as much and as often as you can enjoy

Do those things and you can safely, and possibly forever, ignore the latest hype.

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Sunoco Ordered to Suspend Drilling on Mariner East 2 Pipeline After Spills, Damage

Posted July 25, 2017 by Sharon Kelly
Mariner East 2 pipeline path

Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board today ordered Sunoco Pipeline LP to temporarily halt some types of work on a $2.5 billion pipeline project designed to carry 275,000 barrels a day of butane, propane, and other liquid fossil fuels from Ohio and West Virginia, across Pennsylvania, to the Atlantic coast.

On July 19, three environmental groups presented Judge Bernard Labuskes, Jr. with documentation showing that the project had caused dozens of drilling fluid spills and other accidents between April and mid-June.

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Former Canucks headline Team Canada’s Olympic staff

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous

Willie Desjardins will try to coach the team to Olympic gold.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Gets New Push From Revolving Door Team of Lobbyists

Posted July 25, 2017 by Steve Horn
Keystone XL pipeline under construction

A changing of the guard in the White House, with President Donald Trump taking the helm, has spawned a hiring spree of new lobbyists to advocate for TransCanada‘s long-contested Keystone XL pipeline.

In the forefront, TransCanada has hired the firm CGCN Group — former employer of Trump’s top White House energy adviser, Mike Catanzaro — to lobby for Keystone with a two-person team. TransCanada has also hired a duo of in-house lobbyists, one who worked as a Democratic congressional staffer and another who worked for a Republican, to make the case for the pipeline.

TransCanada’s new team of lobbyists serves as a departure from recent years, in which teams of lobbyists and public relations professionals tied to the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama went to bat for Keystone. Keystone XL landed its long-desired presidential permit from President Trump in January, but now faces the specter of a lack of sufficient market demand for oil from the Alberta tar sands.

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Pacific NorthWest LNG is Dead: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous
LNG Tanker

Malaysia’s Petronas has cancelled plans to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG plant on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, B.C., in a move seen as a major setback for B.C.’s LNG dreams and as a major win for those concerned about climate change and salmon habitat.

The project would have involved increased natural gas production in B.C.’s Montney Basin, a new 900-kilometre pipeline and the export terminal itself.

Here’s what you need to know about Tuesday’s announcement.

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29 Steps Forward

Posted July 25, 2017 by Liberal Party of Canada

In the past year Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government have taken 29 important steps to help the middle class, create jobs, and build a better future for all Canadians.

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Trading trash for pot: Dispensary owner in Maine offers free weed for garbage clean-up

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous

Would you pick up garbage in exchange for some free cannabis?

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Senator Backed by Rail Companies Introduces New Bill That Would De-Regulate Rail Industry

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous
Locomotive

A new bill by one of the rail industry’s favorite senators looks to change how the industry is regulated to allow “market forces to improve rail safety.” In June, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), who happens to chair the Senate Surface Transportation Subcommittee, introduced the Railroad Advancement of Innovation and Leadership with Safety (RAILS) Act.

In essence, the bill seeks to shift the rail industry toward a self-regulatory — and more difficult to enforce — approach to safety known as “performance-based regulation,” an effort first reported by DeSmog after a Congressional hearing in May.

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Photos: The Calgary Stampede celebrates 105 years

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous

Calgary is known for many things: the oil boom, the 1988 Olympics, and proximity to the Rocky Mountains. But perhaps the city has no more globally-recognized event than the Calgary Stampede. As one of the world’s largest rodeos, the Calgary Stampede draws over a million visitors each year to celebrate western heritage, culture and community spirit.

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“Automation Versus The High Cost Of Cheap Labor”: Expert on the ground in CA has the details

Posted July 25, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle
“Automation Versus The High Cost Of Cheap Labor”: Expert on the ground in CA has the details

Linda Thom knows what she’s talking about — apparently “family values” really DO “stop at the Rio Grande”!The Los Angeles Times ran a story about farm mechanization in Salinas, California, and much progress is being made. (…)Reducing farm labor is very good news. Salinas is the strawberry capital of the US. Santa Maria, California, is […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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“Africans vs. African-Americans in Minneapolis: Somali Cop’s Black Neighbor Not Surprised By Shooting”

Posted July 25, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle

Via Sailer, who adds:Obviously, the solution for the problem of Muslims in Africa having ten kids is for them to move to Minneapolis where their kids’ can get diversity jobs with guns. More from my siteLeonardo DiCaprio’s lies just won’t quit: First the Chinook, now the Chicanos…Toronto Muslim harrasses woman for wearing short skirt (video): […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Policy reforms needed to protect science from political interference, study says

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous

Last summer, eleven species were added to Canada’s national registry of Species at Risk, among them the horned grebe – a small, black-and-white waterbird native to the Prairies that is now listed as being of Special Concern due to various threats to its wetland habitat. 

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David Cole: “Remembering Hollywood’s Favorite White Black Man”

Posted July 25, 2017 by Kathy Shaidle

David Cole writes:The unfortunate irony of David Mills’ life is that he had his Hollywood career handed to him because David Milch had claimed that black writers aren’t very good at writing outside their own limited perspective, and in the end, Milch turned out to be right, at least in the case of the man […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Why Montreal is Geoff Molson's favourite place in Canada

Posted July 25, 2017 by Anonymous

geoff molson headshot

Without a doubt, Montreal is my favourite place in Canada. You almost feel like you’re getting a taste of Europe when you come here; everyone speaks two languages, the architecture’s a little different, you just sense that you’re in a vibrant city with a lot of history and culture.

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This week in video games, July 24, 2017: Xbox Lab lets you personalize controllers

Posted July 25, 2017 by Martin Dunphy

This week, new mobile releases to while away the summer. But first, the Xbox Design Lab has added features to make it even more fun to create your own Xbox One controller.

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