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  • Jazz Jennings Heads Into Gender Confirmation Surgery as Mom Gets Emotional: 'Now, I Have a Girl'

    01/22/2019 8:54:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    people ^ | January 22, 2019 | Aurelie Corinthios
    The day of Jazz Jennings‘ gender confirmation surgery was an emotional one for the whole family. In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode of I Am Jazz, the 18-year-old transgender reality star is joined by her parents and siblings in the final moments before being wheeled off to the operating room. “Having my whole family with me throughout this entire journey has been so important,” Jazz says. “From the beginning they have just provided me with unconditional love and support and the fact that they’re here on this day just signifies that we’ve come so, so far since the...
  • Variety: To Be Nominated For Best Picture, You Need A Woke Social Message

    01/22/2019 8:18:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | John Sexton
    The Oscar nominees for Best Picture were announced today and you’ll be shocked to learn that all of the films in contention, save one or two, have a woke social message to offer. The pattern is so blatant that Variety’s chief film critic pointed out that this seems to be what matters most to Oscar voters: The gradual decline of “A Star Is Born” during awards season has been, for those of us who love the film, a somewhat depressing spectacle to watch. But now that the decline is more or less complete, I think its meaning has at...
  • Bestseller: 'Gosnell' movie defies Hollywood

    01/22/2019 6:58:11 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    washington Times ^ | 1/22/19 | Jennifer Harper
    Industry publications and the news media pretty well ignored “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” an independent film which offered the details of the investigation and murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Despite the lack of press coverage, the film was the No. 1 indie film in the U.S. on its debut weekend in October, and No. 12 among all box office offerings. Produced by Phelim McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney, the film was financed through an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign which raising $2.3 million in 45 days for the production. It also made $3.6 million at the...
  • NFL Investigating Laser Aimed At QB Tom Brady During AFC Championship Game

    01/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 33 replies
    KMBC 9 News ^ | January 22, 2019 | William Joy
    A KMBC 9 News photojournalist's camera caught someone using what appears to be a laser pointer directed at Tom Brady's face during Sunday night’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The first instance caught on camera was on a hand-off from Tom Brady to Sony Michel in the fourth quarter. The previous play was a punt that appeared to be muffed by Patriots' receiver Julian Edelman but was later overturned. Laser researcher Charles Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD., said based on the size of the spot, it looks like the person was sitting far back in the end zone, possibly in...
  • Disney Producer Jack Morrissey Apologizes for ‘#MAGAkids into the Woodchipper’ Fantasy

    01/22/2019 6:02:21 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 January 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Film producer Jack Morrissey apologized on Monday for a social media post envisioning the bloody outcome of Covington Catholic High School students being put into a woodchipper. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin captured and shared Morrissey’s since-deleted tweet, which draws on a scene from the 1996 film Fargo in which a character’s corpse is fed through a woodchipper: ....Morrissey told the Wrap via statement: It was something that I did not give any thought to. It was just a fast, profoundly stupid tweet. … I would throw my phone into the ocean before doing that again. Yesterday I tweeted an...
  • What Is Microsoft Up To?

    01/22/2019 5:56:46 PM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Ask Bob Rankin ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | Bob Rankin
    Microsoft is not noted for shaking up the tech industry, except when it’s not supposed to (think of the disastrous Fall 2018 Update). The company whose Windows operating system powers the vast majority of the world’s PCs is about as “disruptive” as a public utility… something it aspires to be, after a fashion. But in recent weeks hints of Microsoft’s future plans have cropped up, and they could cause disruptions of the status quo. Here's what you need to know... How Will Microsoft be Changing in 2019? Microsoft definitely shook up lots of people in 2018, but the biggest news...
  • Sarah Silverman: Trans Troops ‘More’ Heroic Than Rest of Military

    01/22/2019 5:54:02 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/22/2019 | Justin Caruso
    Actress Sarah Silverman declared Tuesday that transgender military members are actually “more” heroic than others serving their nation.
  • Sue the Bastards! [Powerline]

    01/22/2019 5:43:54 PM PST · by Yardstick · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Not all liberals are evil, but it is becoming increasingly clear that 21st-century liberalism is an evil ideology. It incites race hatred for political advantage. It tries to keep disadvantaged people down, so they will stay on the Democratic Party plantation. It lies about pretty much everything–for example, “police violence.” And liberals almost never debate public policy issues in time-honored fashion; rather, they try to destroy anyone who disagrees with them. The Covington Catholic media scandal has brought these issues into sharp focus. Liberals, mostly but not exclusively–i.e., the Associated Press–on Twitter, have lied about the trivial encounter between a...
  • Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3 and iOS to 12.1.3

    01/22/2019 5:35:22 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 21, 2019
    Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 · 3:22 pm Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.3 improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and includes the following enterprise content: When making a file-sharing connection that uses a valid Kerberos TGT to authenticate, users are no longer prompted to enter credentials. macOS Mojave 10.14.3 is available via Software Update Apple Releases iOS12.1.3 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 · 3:39 pm Apple today released iOS 12.1.3 which contains the following improvements: Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view Addresses an issue...
  • James Gandolfini's son Michael to play Tony in Sopranos prequel

    01/22/2019 5:26:28 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    EW ^ | January 22, 2019
    Like father, like son: Michael Gandolfini, the son of the late James Gandolfini, will play a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, better known as The Sopranos prequel. Written by The Sopranos creator David Chase and Sopranos writer Lawrence Konner, the film is set amid the riots of 1960s Newark, New Jersey, which broke out as a result of tensions flaring between the city’s black and Italian residents. The cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, and Corey Stoll. James Gandolfini played the adult role of Tony Soprano in the HBO series from 1999...
  • Family of So-Cal Raised Doctor Detained in Syria Pleads for Trump to Broker His Release

    01/22/2019 4:30:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Majd Kamalmaz, 61, had traveled from Lebanon, where he runs a mental health clinic for refugees, to Syria, where he planned to check on elderly relatives with health problems and pay condolences following his father-in-law’s death, his family said. He checked in with Syrian officials before the February 2017 trip to make sure he wasn’t on any watch list, they say, but he was nonetheless arrested at a checkpoint in Damascus. He hasn’t been heard from since. American officials had advised the family not to speak out — for fear of angering any parties who might determine Majd Kamalmaz’s fate...
  • Elon Musk: Why I'm Building the Starship out of Stainless Steel

    01/22/2019 4:26:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | As told to Ryan D'Agostino
    We do have a great materials group, but initially we will simply use high-quality 301 stainless.... For ascent you want something that’s strong at cryogenic temperatures. For entry, you want something that can withstand high heat. So the mass of the heat shield is driven by the temperature at the interface between the heat shield tiles and the air frame. Whether it’s mechanical or if it’s bonded on—whatever the interface point is—determines the thickness of the heat shield. But steel, you can do 1500, 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. With steel, now you’ve got something where you can comfortably be at a...
  • ArianeGroup and PTScientists to study lunar lander mission for ESA

    01/22/2019 4:03:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Jeff Foust —
    The proposed mission would be launched on an Ariane 64, a version of the Ariane 6 with four strap-on boosters. PTScientists, a German company that started as a team in the now-defunct Google Lunar X Prize competition for privately developed lunar landers, is responsible for the spacecraft. Belgian company Space Applications Services will provide ground control and communications services. The study contract has a value of several hundred thousand euros, ArianeGroup spokesman Julien Watelet said Jan. 22. The study is intended to study the feasibility of such a mission, including whether it could be done using a more commercial approach....
  • The Message of the Oscar Nominations: You’d Better Have a Social Message

    01/22/2019 3:53:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | January 21, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Each year at the Left Coast crack of dawn, when the Oscar nominations are announced, there’s generally at least one major nomination many pundits were predicting that fails to materialize. When that happens, entertainment media tends to rise up as one and say the s-word: snub. In truth, it’s not usually a snub; it’s just somebody getting passed over for other nominees who were loved a little more than the conventional wisdom realized. That’s why the chatter about it tends to get worn out by the end of the day. But when the nominations were announced this morning, and it...
  • Police: Converse suspects tried to cook meth in Walmart parking lot

    01/22/2019 3:48:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    News 4 ^ | 01/22/2019 | News 4
    CONVERSE, Texas — Two suspects were arrested early Tuesday morning while they were trying to cook meth in a Walmart parking lot. Robert Robles, 34, and September Alvarez, 22, were arrested when Converse police found a suspicious vehicle at about 3 a.m. in the parking lot of a Walmart located at 8315 FM78. Authorities believe the pair were trying to cook meth in the parking lot because of the odor coming from inside the car. After a search officials found five stolen handguns, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and identifying information that did not belong to either. Robles provided a false name...
  • Where is feinstein ?

    01/22/2019 3:47:13 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 36 replies
    She seems to dropped of the face of the earth. Nothing in the "news" from her or about her.Is she preparing for her day before Congress about her involvement with China?"Senator feinstein please pick up the white phone""Senator feinstein please pick up the white phone"
  • Study shows dopamine plays a role in musical pleasure

    01/22/2019 3:06:31 PM PST · by ETL · 38 replies
    Medical Express, via ^ | January 22, 2019 | Bob Yirka , Medical Xpress
    An international team of researchers has found evidence of dopamine in the brain playing a role in the pleasure people feel when they listen to music. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they carried out with volunteers who were given a dopamine precursor or antagonist and what they found. People are known to experience a range of emotions when listening to music, from annoyance to euphoria. And while researchers have long believed that at least some of the pleasure people derive from listening to music is tied to an increase...
  • Astronomers use split images of quasars to produce a new estimate of the Hubble constant

    01/22/2019 2:38:36 PM PST · by ETL · 17 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | University of California, Los Angeles
    The question of how quickly the universe is expanding has been bugging astronomers for almost a century. Different studies keep coming up with different answers—which has some researchers wondering if they've overlooked a key mechanism in the machinery that drives the cosmos. Now, by pioneering a new way to measure how quickly the cosmos is expanding, a team led by UCLA astronomers has taken a step toward resolving the debate. The group's research is published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.At the heart of the dispute is the Hubble constant, a number that relates distances to the...
  • It's Curtains For Trump ... Again.

    01/22/2019 2:34:53 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 16 replies
    Vanity/Self ^ | 1/22/2019 | Vanity
    Does anyone maintain a comprehensive list (wiki?) of all the times we've heard it breathlessly announced that FINALLY, at LAST, PDJT's political career is toast? The latest from a few days ago (which had a near record-breaking shelf-life of only a bit more than a day), was that Impeccably Reliable Sources had proof of DJT suborning perjury from Cohen. Last Nov, his imminent demise was announced when the Dems won back the House, as it would quickly lead to impeachment, followed by conviction in the Senate. And there were a number of others in between those last two. Here are...
  • #StandWithCovington And The Unborn-GoFundMe

    01/22/2019 2:34:38 PM PST · by grayboots · 11 replies
    GoFundME ^ | 1/22/2019 | CJPearson
    ver the course of the past 72 hours, students at Covington Catholic High School have been met with death threats, doxxing, and defamation. One video - taken completely out of context - has completely changed the lives of the boys of Covington Catholic. They've been labeled racists and white supremacists - even baby bigots. However, as this episode has played out, new videos have emerged, directly in conflict with the narrative of the mainstream media. It was not the students from Covington who approached the Native American. It was the Native American who approached the students from Covington. It was...