Animal crackers break out of their cages
Meanwhile children in the US are still in cages in border states thanks to the “president”
Animal crackers break out of their cages
“For example, some trans and nonbinary-identified people assigned female at birth may enjoy being the receptors of penetrative sex, but experience gender dysphoria when that part of their body is referred to using a word that society and professional communities often associate with femaleness.
An alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular in trans and queer communities is front hole.”
Carol Hafner is running for a congressional seat in Alaska despite having never set foot in the state.
Hafner, a 64-year-old retiree, is a Democratic candidate in Alaska even though she has not once visited the state. She had been running on environmental and economic issues, but her campaign began to change after she gained the attention of a state Democratic leader because she used a New Jersey address in her candidacy filings, the Associated Press reported last month.
Her son, Eric Hafner, also ran for a congressional seat this year, in Oregon, using the same New Jersey address as his mother’s but lost the Democratic primary in May. His Oregon filing roused the suspicion of an Anchorage Democratic leader, Julie Olsen, according to the AP.
Hafner told HuffPost in an interview Monday that it is her right to run for office in Alaska, even if she doesn’t currently live there. And she’s not wrong.
The U.S. Constitution requires House representatives to be 25 or older, a U.S. citizen for at least seven years and an inhabitant of the state they represent “when elected.”
If Hafner wins the Democratic nomination in the state primary on Tuesday, she knows she may have to move across the country. She told HuffPost that she would “love to have that land in my lap.”
She said her campaign began out of interest in Alaska’s environmental situation. A New Jersey resident, she experienced Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and its devastating aftermath.
It was her research on climate change that made her realize that Alaska is already feeling the impact and that she wanted to do something about it.
“It’s just not stopping, and the people who really need help in dealing with all of this, unless we reach out and help each other, those people are just innocent victims in all this, and that’s just not acceptable to me,” Hafner said.
She said her research into the issue led her to challenge Alaska’s 23-term incumbent, Rep. Don Young (R). The 84-year-old congressman has been in office for 45 years and is the longest-serving member of the House.
He has made a number of controversial remarks over the years. Hafner said he is like “your crazy uncle Don” and there needs to be a change in leadership.
Amid the ongoing national debate on gun control after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, he suggested the Holocaust could have been avoided if Jewish people had armed themselves. He also made headlines when he insinuated that wolves would help solve homelessness in the state.
Hafner said that many of the issues facing Alaskans, such as the economy and the school system, will have to be addressed at the state level but that she hopes voters will give her a chance, look at her history and realize she has been tested on her integrity.
During her 14-year tenure at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, a former college president was convicted of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the school. She said she received threats during the criminal investigation but stood her ground and told the truth, regardless.
“The learning curve, I can do it,” she said. “But you cannot teach someone ethics and integrity. It’s in their character. And I’ve always done the right thing.”
Hafner knows voters have concerns about her knowledge of local issues and stands by her dedication to the race. She said she’s willing to listen and learn.
In response to her critics, she invited people to read her website and encouraged people to reach out with questions.
“Look at the issues and see how I feel about this. If you like it, vote for me, and if not, then don’t vote for me,” Hafner said.
Thieves replace Paraguay police rifles with toy replicas
This Bride Canceled Her Wedding After Guests Refused to Pay Her $1,500 Attendance Fee
We don't need to tell you that weddings can get expensive. Even with the most meticulous budgeting, a few unexpected costs are bound to crop up. While most brides tend to accept this as fact, one Canadian woman, who is only known as "Susan," attempted to circumvent all wedding costs by asking her friends and family to pay up to attend her wedding. It went about as well as you'd expect.
"Susan" is causing quite the debate online after posting a bizarre Facebook rant about her now-canceled wedding. Yup, the couple called off the wedding just days before their I dos, after their guests refused to pay the $1,500 attendance fee Susan was demanding in order to pay for her CAD $60,000 ($46,020 USD) dream wedding.
In her long-winded, expletive-filled explanation, the (former) bride accused her friends and family of ruining her marriage and her life. “How could we have our wedding that we dreamed of without proper funding? We'd sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,500. We talked to a few people who even promised us more to make our dream come true," she reportedly wrote on Facebook. "My maid of honor pledged $5,000 along with her planning services. We tearfully thanked and accepted. My ex's family offered to contribute $3,000. So our request for $1,500 for all other guests was not f***ing out of the ordinary. Like, we made it clear. If you couldn't contribute, you weren't invited to our exclusive wedding. It's a once and a lifetime [sic] party.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lif ... li=BBnb7Kz
Truck carrying Axe body spray explodes in Texas
Interstate 35 was shut down for eight hours.
http://www.wdrb.com/story/39003762/truc ... s-in-texas
Acts of Faith
Catholic priests accused of having sex in a car spark international uproar
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
September 5 at 2:55 PM
The men having sex inside the Volkswagen Beetle were so involved that a Miami-Dade police officer said he had to tap on the window to let them know that he could, in fact, see them — along with everyone else passing by on South Beach.
But the very public nature of what they are accused of is not what has outraged people on two continents. It's their occupation.
The Rev. Diego Berrio, 39, and the Rev. Edwin Giraldo Cortes, 30, are both charged with lewd and lascivious behavior after being arrested on Labor Day, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG. The arrests have led to swift action by the church and have drawn attention to its issues with priests' sexuality.
Berrio is a pastor of Misión San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights, Ill. One of his duties was bringing visiting priests to the diocese, although he also led a youth group whose mission was to “evangelize young Hispanics in the United States,” according to the Chicago Catholic.
Cortes, a priest from Soacha, Colombia, was serving in St. Aloysius Parish in Chicago. He told a judge that he was supposed to return to Colombia on Wednesday. Instead, he faces an indecent exposure charge.
Both men have been relieved of their church duties in Chicago.
The archbishop of Chicago “has removed Fr. Berrio from ministry and withdrawn his faculties to minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago, effective immediately,” according to a statement from Archbishop Blase J. Cupich. Officials there have also been in contact with Cortes's home diocese and announced that he “will no longer serve as a priest in the archdiocese of Chicago."
"It is our responsibility to ensure those who serve our people are fit for ministry,” Cupich said. “We take this matter very seriously and will provide updates as they become available."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion ... c2deb8ebe9
'Since our love was like a fairytale, we wanted an extravagant blow out wedding... A local psychic told us to go with the most expensive option, and we thought why the hell not?' Susan explained.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a- ... 9182287c5a
A stranger meant to donate $15 to a GoFundMe page. He accidentally gave more than $15,000.
....The company apparently doesn’t have customer service representatives; it has a “Customer Happiness Team.”
A member from it contacted Jim after he wrote a desperate email on Aug. 5 that explained his mistake and contained the words, “Please help!”
The reply read: “Thank you for contacting GoFundMe. We’ve received your message, and our Customer Happiness Team will respond shortly to assist you further.”
Later that same day, an email arrived from “Mary.”
“Not to worry,” it read. “I’d love to get this sorted out for you.”
She wrote that she had credited a tip that he had also mistakenly left for the company. “As for the $15,787 donation,” she wrote, “it’s not currently available in our system to refund right away.”
She then listed his three options: “1: You can reach out to the campaign organizer to see if they can refund you directly . . . 2: You may be able to contact your bank or credit card company to dispute the charge for your donation . . . 3: I can personally reach out to the campaign organizer and issue the refund for you as soon as they reply with their confirmation.”
And because she’s a member of the Happiness Team, she signed it, “With Kindness.”
Jim went with all three options. He emailed Isata Jalloh and hoped she would understand and give his money back. He contacted his credit card company, which informed him that he could only dispute the charges once they cleared, and so he waited a few days until they did. He also asked “Mary” to send an email.
Then days passed, and he heard nothing. He sent another email to the company to see whether there were any updates. There weren’t....
Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband
- Self-published writer Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, arrested
- Chef Daniel Brophy, 63, shot dead at culinary institute
A self-published romance writer has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her husband.
Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was arrested last week in the killing of her husband of 27 years, Daniel Brophy, at the Oregon Culinary Institute in June.
In November 2011 Crampton Brophy, the author of a series of novels about “wrong” love affairs, wrote a blogpost titled How to Murder Your Husband.
Its introduction read: “As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure. After all, if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in jail. And let me say clearly for the record, I don’t like jumpsuits and orange isn’t my color.”
The Multnomah county district attorney, Rod Underhill, announced on Friday that a grand jury had returned the indictment against Crampton Brophy.
Daniel Brophy, 63, was a well-liked instructor at the OCI. He was alone in a kitchen early on 2 June when he was shot. There were no obvious suspects.
On Facebook on 3 June, his wife wrote: “I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning. For those of you who are close to me and feel this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now.”
In her 2011 blogpost, she had written: “I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them. I don’t want to worry about blood and brains splattered on my walls. And really, I’m not good at remembering lies. But the thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough.”
Crampton Brophy’s attorney, Jane Marie Claus, did not immediately return an email seeking comment. She has previously declined to discuss the case.
Nicole Layton is a desperate woman. Her husband, Senator Linus Layton, not only abuses her but holds Nicole's brain-damaged niece hostage to keep Nicole in line. The teal-eyed beauty is no dumb blonde...
A 22-year-old man was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Tacoma.
The shooting happened about 5:20 p.m. in the restaurant at 4911 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
"A bunch of people start running down towards the end and then they said somebody has a gun, so everybody starts running," said Nick Jones.
Jones dashed to find his 4 year old son Owen. The father and son were at the restaurant celebrating a niece's birthday.
Nick's father, Larry Jones, said he tried to help the man who shot himself.
"Then we figured out that was a gunshot, and then people starting panicking."
Tacoma police said the man shot himself in the leg and no one else in the restaurant was wounded.
Some parents here are concerned and angry that the man took his gun into a restaurant that caters to kids and clearly asks patrons to keep firearms out.
The man had a concealed-carry permit so he was carrying the gun legally, police said. The only recourse the restaurant may have is a civil suit.
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