Georgia deputies walk son of fallen deputy to first day of fourth grade

Caden Dixon, 9, is escorted to his class by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.  (Hall County Sheriff’s Office) The Hall County Sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook that it wanted to give extra support and encouragement to 9-year-old Caden and his mom Stephanie on his first day of the fourth grade. 4 SUSPECTS FACE CHARGES AFTER GEORGIA DEPUTY IS GUNNED DOWN, OFFICIALS SAY Trending in US Original Article : HERE ;

Democratic candidates unite in rage at Trump following latest mass shootings

(CNN)The mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have turned the 2020 presidential campaign into an increasingly visceral referendum on the nature of Donald Trump’s presidency and the message that delivered him to the White House. Former Vice President Joe Biden and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker laced their calls for unity on Wednesday with lacerating attacks on Trump in specially scheduled speeches, Biden’s in Iowa and Booker from the Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black parishioners were killed by a white supremacist gunman in 2015. From the beginning of his campaign, Biden has cast the 2020 election as a “battle for the soul of this nation.” But in the video announcing his candidacy, and in …

A chilling sign of today’s America

(CNN)Even in a week of bleak headlines, the one about the soaring sales of bulletproof backpacks for kids stood out. Other diagnoses of the problem pointed at mental illness and video games, to explain the carnage. But Peter Ambler, an El Paso native who’s the executive director of the Giffords gun safety organization, said this is just a distraction. “There is no evidence that our country has significantly higher rates of would-be terrorists than other developed countries,” Ambler wrote. “We also have comparable rates of mental illness to similarly developed countries — and we should also never forget the vast majority of people with a mental health diagnosis are not dangerous to others. What we have is weak gun laws.“ …

Hey ‘Vogue’, Taylor Swift Is Not A Social Justice Icon Betches

As we all know, Taylor Swift is in the midst of a big publicity push as she gears up for the release of her new album later this month. Her latest big get is the cover of Vogue’s September issue, the biggest fashion cover of the year. Taylor has been on the cover of countless magazines, even Vogue several times before, and the photos and cover story are always predictably in line with whatever image or album she’s promoting at the time. This time, that means that the glam for the photos is low-key, and Taylor’s current shaggy bowl cut is in full force. But while I could say plenty about the looks for Taylor Swift’s newest Vogue feature, what really stood out to me was …

India Eases Restrictions In Kashmir Ahead Of Eid Al-Adha

More than 250 ATMs were made functional in Srinagar and bank branches opened for people to withdraw money ahead of Monday’s Eid al-Adha festival, city administrator Shahid Choudhary said in a tweet. The New Delhi Television News channel showed video of jeeps fitted with loudspeakers moving in the region after lunchtime, telling people to return to their homes and shopkeepers to shut markets. NDTV said the move may have been prompted by sporadic clashes that took place in Srinagar after the restrictions were relaxed on Saturday. The predominantly Muslim area has been under the lockdown and near-total communications blackout to prevent unrest and protests after India’s Hindu nationalist-led government said last Monday that it was revoking Kashmir’s special constitutional status …

A world of walls: the brutish power of man-made barriers

Trumps border wall isnt unique. From Calais to Hungary, walls are always with us The latest atrocity in El Paso, when an avowed white supremacist drove for 10 hours to a supermarket used by Latino families in order to murder and maim, was explicitly motivated by Trumps baleful, anti-immigrant rhetoric. He was also a big fan of Trumps wall, which Trump himself has rhapsodically described as an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall. Yet despite its Ozymandian ambition, the beautiful wall has stuttered and stumbled, still more frenzied rallying cry than bricks and mortar reality. Geography and logistics quietly conspire against it Americas border with Mexico is nearly 2,000 miles long, for a start. Incendiary talk of spiralling …

Scientist Bakes Bread From 4,500-Year-Old Yeast, Says The Flavor Is Incredible

Bread, bread, glorious bread. You can dunk it in delicious sauces. Spread cheese on it. Toast it. Or eat it all by itself. There’s nothing like a warm roll on a crisp British morning or a fresh baguette (or two) while watching the sun rise above the Seine. You can practically hear English sheep bleating and French accordions playing as you’re reading this. Who doesn’t love bread, the food staple that’s been around since the dawn of civilization? And don’t even get me started on pastries. One man who is head-over-heels in love with baking is Seamus Blackley, a scientist who used 4,500-year-old yeast to bake a loaf of bread. That’s as cool as it looks delicious! It seems like …

There’s An Awkward Problem With McDonald’s New “Eco-Friendly” Paper Straws

In the wake of the world’s Attenborough-inspired drive against single-use plastic, McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland decided to ditch their plastic straws in favor of paper straws. There’s just one problem: the new paper straws are not recyclable, while their old plastic straws were.  An internal McDonald’s memo, leaked by an insider to The Sun, shows that members of staff in the UK are advised to put the paper straws into general trash along with food and other nonrecyclables “until further notice.” Although the materials themselves are recyclable, the memo notes they are constructed in a way that means it’s not possible for most process plants to currently recycle them. “While the materials are recyclable, their current thickness …

Andrew Yang Brought To Tears By Mother’s Question On Gun Violence

Andrew Yang was overcome with emotion at a forum in Iowa on Saturday after a woman in the audience opened up about her family’s tragic experience with gun violence. Pizzoferrato, a Las Vegas resident, then asked Yang what he would do as president to address unintentional shootings by children, noting that firearms are the second leading cause of death for children and teenagers in the U.S. ″I have a 6 and 3-year-old boy,” Yang said as he broke down into tears. “I was imagining it was one of them that got shot and the other saw it. I’m so sorry.” “If we can convince Americans that personalized guns are a good idea then … if the child gets ahold of …

Chicago mayor slams Ivanka Trump for ‘misleading’ tweets about the city’s recent gun violence

Washington (CNN)Chicago’s Democratic mayor is pushing back against Ivanka Trump’s “misleading” tweets about recent gun violence in the city, assailing President Donald Trump’s daughter for getting several facts wrong. At a press conference later Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called out the tweets from Trump, describing them as “misleading” and suggesting the first daughter doesn’t really care about the violence. “It wasn’t a playground, it was a park. It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. And it’s misleading,” Lightfoot said. “It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right.” When a reporter noted the …

The Best Time To Use An Electric Fan, According To Science

The World Health Organization advises people to not rely too much on electric fans when temperatures rise above 35°C (95°F) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly advises against them at temperatures over 37°C (99°F). Researchers from the University of Sydney were curious to know if these guidelines had any scientific backing. In a small study involving 12 healthy male volunteers, they found that the advice appears to be too clean-cut and that the actual picture is more nuanced. The team found that in environments that were very hot and humid, fans were more beneficial that in dry and hot environments. The findings are reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The team used a measurement known as the …

Florida Change Their Kill Iguanas “Whenever Possible” Policy After Pool Boy Mistaken For Lizard Gets Shot

Earlier this month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a statement urging people to “kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible.” “Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) are an invasive species in Florida and are not native to our state,” they explained in a now-updated website post. “They can cause considerable damage to infrastructure, including seawalls and sidewalks. This species is not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law.” The post went on to say that “the FWC encourages homeowners to humanely kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida,” Huffington Post reports. Unfortunately, some people appear to have embraced the directive to kill the invasive iguanas a …

What induces men to imitate the Christchurch massacre? | Jeff Sparrow

After Christchurch and El Paso we need an open discussion without euphemisms and evasions about what fascism is and how it works In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. Thats how 8chan. The atrocity comes in the wake of a murderous attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California on 27 April. The man detained for that crime also posted a manifesto to 8chan and also described the Christchurch shooter as a catalyst, saying: He showed me that it could be done. What might induce people to imitate the Christchurch massacre, an atrocity in which a self-identified fascist allegedly murdered 51 innocents in cold blood? To answer that question, we must grasp the historical evolution of …

Donald Trump’s Speech After Mass Shootings Was Empty And Disingenuous

Donald Trump spoke to the nation Monday after at least 31 people died in mass shootings in cities over the weekend. called on the country to stamp out racism and hatred and fight the dark corners of the internet where such ideologies are allowed to flourish. Here’s a look at Trump’s speech ― and what he didn’t say about his own role in fanning the flames of hatred. Trump spent the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, even after news broke of Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas. Hours after the tragedy,  View this post on Instagram A post shared by SND321 (@snd321) on Jul 21, 2019 at 5:29am PDT “You also had some In 2016, he repeatedly …

Firefighters Set Up Ladders To Help Raccoons Escape From Massive Blaze

“Some people would ask, ‘Why save the raccoons?’” the department wrote in a Facebook post featuring video shot by bystander Paul Bierwagen. “Life safety and property conservation are two priorities on a fire scene. Thanks to our crews for taking a few minutes to let the raccoons escape.” The video shows two raccoons descending ladders propped against a brick building as smoke billows behind them. As each raccoon springs off the ladders to the ground, children can be heard clapping and cheering. The blaze began on Sunday evening and was briefly rekindled on Monday morning, South Bend Mayor and 2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg tweeted thanks to the firefighters for their work battling two different fires in recent days, and …