Twitter locks out McConnell’s campaign for posting video of calls for violence at his home

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., over the weekend. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) In a livestream video of the protest, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm, standing with other demonstrators outside McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck” rather than fracturing his shoulder. “Just stab the m—– f—– in the heart,” Helm said, after a fellow demonstrator referenced a McConnell voodoo doll. Helm told the Lousville Courier-Journal in an interview on Wednesday that she had no regrets. ACTRESS UNDER FIRE FOR ‘SICK’ TWEET DIRECTED AT MCCONNELL “McConnell doesn’t care about people who actually do break their necks, who need insulin, who need …

Chernobyl’s Old Sarcophagus Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Chernobyl’s decrepit “sarcophagus” is on the brink of collapse.  In the months following the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986, Soviet authorities built a temporary shelter over the reactor number 4 building in the desperate hopes of confining its tons upon tons of radioactive corium, uranium, plutonium, and highly contaminated dust.  Now, it’s feared the crumbling inner structure is finally on its last legs and has a “very high” possibility of collapse. While the old sarcophagus is encased inside another modern steel structure, known as the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement, the possibility of collapse would make the process of dismantling the plant even more complicated. “The structures of [the] shelter, built more than 30 years ago, are simply supported and are …

This Is What Happened To Peoples Anxiety Levels During The Hawaii Missile False Alarm

Academics have used Hawaiian Twitter to analyze anxiety levels in the run-up to and days after the missile strike false alarm – and, unsurprisingly, people were more than a little anxious about the prospect of nuclear annihilation. Perhaps more surprising, however, is the fact that the event appeared to be more stressful for Hawaiians who are naturally less anxious than those whose anxiety levels typically run high. The results of the study are published in the journal American Psychologist.  At 8.07am local time on January 13, 2018, people in the Aloha State received a text, saying: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” This was an error made by an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency during a preparedness …

‘Something needs to be done’: A conversation about guns and race in America

(CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, Liliana Bustos, a 27-year-old waitress in El Paso, Texas, brought her 2-year-old son to see the growing memorial outside the Walmart commemorating the 22 people killed in the mass shooting there on Saturday. Andre Ortiz and his fiancée Caysee Brown frequent Dayton’s Oregon entertainment district where the shooting took place. Ortiz, 34, and Brown, 36, knew one of the victims, Lola Oglesby. “It feels a little different to even leave the house these days,” said Brown. “It just doesn’t feel like you can go anywhere. Can’t go to Walmart. Can’t go to church. Can’t go to a movie theater without the fear of something happening or something going wrong.” Ortiz said he’s had to talk with the …

One Of Trump’s First Actions Reversed An Obama Rule On Guns And Mental Impairment

President Barack Obama, actually did take executive action on gun control not long after a gunman slaughtered 26 children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in late 2012.  The rule, which became effective just two days before Trump took office, required the Social Security Administration (SSA) to inform the FBI’s criminal background check system about disabled adults receiving benefits through a representative because they a mental impairment limited their ability to manage finances.  The Department of Veterans Affairs has long followed a similar policy, which accounts for the bulk of mental incompetency referrals to the background check system from federal agencies, . Most of the 4.6 million records prohibiting gun sales due to mental incompetency in …

Alzheimers blood test could predict onset up to 20 years in advance

US researchers say blood test can be 94% effective in spotting those at risk of the disease A blood test that can detect signs of Alzheimers as much as 20 years before the disease begins to have a debilitating effect has been developed by researchers in the US. Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in Missouri believe the test can identify changes in the brain suggestive of Alzheimers with 94% accuracy, while being much cheaper and simpler than a PET brain scan. The results of the study, which was published in the journal Neurology on Thursday, represent a potential breakthrough in the fight against the disease. Right now we screen people for clinical trials with …

Trump to visit El Paso mass shooting site, in spite of Dems’ warning to stay away

Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Monday in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher) “He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated,” Escobar continued. “From my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning.” And Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, urged Margo in a televised interview to “quietly” tell Trump that he is not “welcome” in the city, because of his rhetoric on immigration. Ryan has escalated his language in the last 24 hours, as he struggles to raise his political profile. He tweeted “Fck me” after Trump mistakenly, at one …

Older People That Chose Not To Have Kids Reveal If They Regret The Decision Now

show that a record percentage of women don’t have kids. Recently, reddit user #2 Amy Blackstone, a gender sociologist at the University of Maine who specializes in childfree research, hopes that her work at least helps question the assumption that little boys and girls will grow up to become parents. “Right now, girls in particular, but girls and boys both, are raised to imagine themselves as parents of children,” she told Huff Post. “But if we more critically thought about the question of whether or not to parent, then everyone would have the opportunity to make the choice that’s right for them.” “Of course, the childfree would benefit… if we made it a choice rather than an assumption,” Blackstone said. …

Experience: I had a double hand transplant

I felt instantly that my new hands soft, beautiful and delicate belonged to me. I like to give them a french manicure Id had a bad cough for two weeks when I went to see the doctor. I was prescribed antibiotics, but the next day I still felt terrible, so I called NHS 24 (Scotlands telephone health service). They encouraged me to go to hospital. The moment I arrived, I collapsed. I didnt wake up again for three weeks. It was 2013 and I was 43, with a young son and a small business. My cough had been a sign of pneumonia and I had developed lesions on my lungs. Streptococcal A is a bacteria that lives harmlessly within us …

The ‘dual stigma’ of alcohol-related brain damage

“You’re talking about a condition that’s the result of long-term heavy drinking, which a lot of people are going to say, ‘Well someone’s done that themselves, it’s his own fault,’” Andrew Misell, from Alcohol Change UK, said. “And then you’re talking about a condition which makes someone’s behaviour difficult to manage – people can be aggressive, inappropriate, confused and confusing to others” Last year, the alcohol care team at the Royal Liverpool Hospital treated 79 patients with alcohol-related brain disease. Patients are asked to sit a test used to diagnose dementia, which has been adapted for this condition. A low score can lead to scans to see if the patient’s alcohol intake has shrunk their brain. Related Topics Alcoholism Alcohol …

Dog Lives Under A Bed For Two Years, But Is Saved And Gets Life-Changing Makeover (7 Pics)

This is one of those stories that we love to tell. The kind that thrills us and touches our hearts making us believe that there is still a lot of kindness in the world. This is a story about a dog, who after 2 years of neglect, finally found hope. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of abandoned animals in the world but we are happy to see how people are willing to collaborate with this fight. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Richmond SPCA “Relieved from the weight and discomfort of his matted fur, Lionheart began to show his adorable personality.” And this all thanks to the wonderful Richmond SPCA team who did not hesitate and saved Lionheart’s life! …

The WHO Condemns In Utero Gene Editing In Wake Of CRISPR Babies Scandal

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said no to the controversial subject of in utero gene editing, which gained international headlines and infamy last November after scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the world’s first CRISPR babies. Meanwhile, doctors in the US are getting ready to kickstart projects to treat conditions as diverse as sickle cell disease and inherited blindness using the same gene-editing technique – with the crucial difference being that their patients will be children and adults, not embryos. The WHO’s director-general issued a statement advising “regulatory or ethics authorities to refrain from issuing approvals concerning requests for clinical applications for work that involves human germline genome editing.” The notice does not outright ban the practice of using CRISPR in utero. …

What I learned when white supremacists came after me

(CNN)“This was calculated, it was cold-blooded, it was motivated by this deep-seated racial animus.” Those were the words of Thomas T. Cullen, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, after James Fields — the white supremacist who two years ago on August 12 murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia — was sentenced to life in prison. And as I’ve seen first-hand, white supremacists are indeed calculated, cold-blooded and motivated by hate — but most are not ravaged by mental illness as some have claimed, and as Donald Trump suggested Monday morning in his speech on the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Trump, while rightly condemning white supremacy, wrongly used words that painted a picture …

26 Responses People Had To This Anti-Vaxxer Proudly Wearing A Jesus Wasnt Vaccinated T-Shirt

A photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt proclaiming “Spoiler Alert… Jesus Wasn’t Vaccinated” got posted online. Can you imagine what the reaction was? Go on, I’ll give you three guesses. That’s right, you guessed it in one — internet users mocked her and other anti-vaxxers relentlessly, with some incredible jokes being thrown about. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: kels_316 wintertao ReverendaCori sailor_sunk TravBot CelticPixie87 posted the picture of the T-shirt being worn. Internet users were quick to point out that the T-shirt’s slogan made absolutely no sense at all, and came up with lots of witty and quirky comebacks. You’re right to be worried about the anti-vaccination (or …

2020 Democratic Candidates Make Promises For Day 1

Here’s what HuffPost found out about the first day plans of the 11 leading candidates (defined as those polling at 1% or more in Real Clear Politics’ polling aggregate). All of them have qualified for the second presidential debate this week: During his first day in office, Biden would be focused on tax reform and climate change. He has said he would act swiftly to: Close Sign a series of Rejoin the Paris climate agreement, invest in infrastructure that can withstand the effects of climate change and “use every tool at his disposal” to advance renewable energy and biofuels. Warren told Vox that on her first day in office, she’d be doing what a president can do solo: “Look at the tools …

Fire service cutting crews over budget pressures

The latest NIFRS staff numbers show there are 812 fulltime firefighters in Northern Ireland. In a statement NIFRS said it “intends to bring a number of new trainees into the organisation over the coming months to allow for the continued delivery of a safe and effective service”. Members of the Fire Brigades Union said they are “outraged”. There is a budget shortfall of about £3.2m for 2019-20, according to the union. ‘Template for disaster’ Union leader Jim Quinn said members have been briefed by senior management and it is probable that changes could take effect within weeks. “We are shocked that it’s emerged this is a template for the future – we say it’s a template for disaster,” he said. …