Airport kicks off plastic water bottle ban
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“The airport would prefer that travelers not buy water at all but instead fill bottles at reusable hydration centers.”
Every day, thousands of plastic water bottles are sold at San Francisco International Airport. So the airport is rolling out a ban on plastic water bottles to try and reduce waste. John Blackstone explains.
Women ask Supreme Court to toss topless ban: Why are rules different for men?
Via: TᵢG • News & Politics • 147 Comments • 7 Likes • an hour ago
“Their rallying cry is "Free the Nipple," a global motto for females seeking equal treatment.”
By Pete Williams WASHINGTON — Three New Hampshire women are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a city ordinance banning women from appearing topless in public violates the Constitution by treating men and women differently. Their rallying cry is "Free the Nipple," a global motto for...
Cruise ship nightmare: After measles, norovirus outbreaks, why does anyone still set sail?
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“As an expert in microbiology and infectious diseases, what I see when contemplating a cruise excursion does not sound like a fun vacation.”
By Tara C. Smith, professor of epidemiology at Kent State University I took my 5-year-old to see the live-action version of "The Lion King" last weekend. While we were waiting for the film to begin, we were subjected to a commercial for Disney's cruise line, sold as a family-friendly...
Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows
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“Changing our clocks twice a year can be confusing — and it might also kill us, studies show. Now activists and some lawmakers are trying to do away...”
By Elizabeth Chuck In the days after our chronically sleep-deprived country “springs forward,” costing us an hour of rest, disoriented Americans face a slightly greater risk of heart attack and stroke. There are more car crashes. Workplace accidents increase, too. For decades, most of the...
Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in Manhattan jail cell, autopsy report says
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“Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, even though he was found alone in his cell two weeks prior with marks on his neck.”
Aug. 16, 2019, 3:38 PM CDT / Updated Aug. 16, 2019, 4:31 PM CDT By Tom Winter, Rich Schapiro, Jonathan Dienst and Doha Madani Jeffrey Epstein's death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner's office said Friday. The determination capped days of speculation and conspiracy...
Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019
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“Georgia’s current voting equipment, software, election and voter databases, are antiquated, seriously flawed, and vulnerable to failure, breach,...”
By KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia’s outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming...
Failed Russian nuclear test hints at Putin's dangerous plans to beat U.S. defenses
Via: TᵢG • World News • 34 Comments • 5 Likes • 2 days ago
“"Is it dangerous? Yes! I think the phrase 'flying nuclear reactor' tells you all you need to know," one analyst said.”
Aug. 13, 2019, 4:53 AM CDT By Alexander Smith A recent explosion during what experts say was likely a Russian nuclear-powered missile test indicates Moscow could be pursuing dangerous technology in an attempt to beat U.S. missile defenses. Five scientists were killed and radiation spiked in...
How to protect yourself from government phone scams
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“The FTC warns complaints of scammers impersonating government agents are at an all-time high. Here's what to look for and how to protect yourself...”
Advice on how to detect and deal with the ever-increasing scammers scaring people by pretending they are from the government.
Glossolalia - 'Speaking in Tongues'
By: TᵢG • Critical Thinkers • 104 Comments • 8 Likes • 3 days ago
“ It is "only a facade of language, although at times a very good one indeed"”
There are some who are quite adept at producing utterances that sound like a genuine language; albeit utterances that nobody understands. These people claim to be serving as a channel for the Holy Spirit to speak through them. The language is a spiritual language that even the speaker does...
Preventing Female Sexual Abuse and Trafficking
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“Sexualization of preteen and young teen girls is particularly dangerous because they are children, not women. ”
By: Brian D. Johnson, Ph.D. and Laurie Berdahl, M.D. Numerous models and minors who are aspirating models have brought allegations of sexual crimes against photographers associated with clothing companies such as Victoria’s Secret. Parent company L Brand’s CEO Leslie Wexler had a close...