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City to junkies: Don’t be ashamed to
get high
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Posted by Ribicon 5/28/2022 4:22:57 PM Post Reply
They have no shame. The city Health Department is urging junkies not to feel embarrassed that they get high off fentanyl, and even offering a step-by-step tutorial on how to use one of the deadliest and most addictive drugs on the planet. In its “Let’s Talk Fentanyl” ad campaign the agency tells users they should feel empowered when they safely consume the drug—which became the leading cause of death among Americans ages 18 to 45 in 2020, according to one analysis. “Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely,” a woman identified as Florence from Manhattan says in one of the ads
LGBTQ-themed flash cards removed from
Wake classroom
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Posted by Ribicon 5/28/2022 4:00:00 PM Post Reply
Fuquay-Varina, N.C.—The Wake County Public School System is responding after questions were raised about LGBTQ-themed flash cards found in a classroom.(Snip)The constituent was concerned the flashcards showed what they believed to be a pregnant man. The cards were being used to teach children about the colors of the rainbow in a preschool classroom at Ballentine Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina according to the principal, who verified the information with a teacher. WRAL News found the cards, called Progress Pride Flag Rainbow Families, online. The description reads, "These gorgeous custom-designed illustrations celebrate LGBT2SQ+ Families of diverse races, ages, sexualities, genders, and abilities.
Airlines cancel more than 1,000 flights
ahead of Memorial Day as staffing shortages
disrupt travel: Experts warn of traffic
jams as more than 34M drivers hit the highway
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Posted by Ribicon 5/28/2022 1:14:47 PM Post Reply
More than 1,000 flights across the United States have been canceled as approximately 39 million people prepare to travel over Memorial Day Weekend. Airlines reported 355 canceled flights within, into or out of the U.S. Saturday morning and nearly 900 delays, according to tracking service Flight Aware. Saturday's early morning cancellations seem to mirror that of Friday which saw more than 1,200 cancellations and over 7,000 delays nationwide. Globally, airlines reported over 2,300 cancellations and 17,500 delays. The majority of Friday's disruptions came out of New York City's three airports and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in DC.(Snip)The Federal Aviation Association claims staffing issues and traffic volumes
Iran reveals top secret underground drone
base under a mountain range where it keeps
at least 100 missile-armed UAVs on standby
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Posted by Ribicon 5/28/2022 12:04:13 PM Post Reply
Iran has revealed it has a massive underground military base brimming with missile-firing drones in a secret bunker beneath a mountain range. With concrete tunnels and military officials using buggies to get around, it looks like a James Bond supervillain's lair—and it has its very own array of deadly weapons to fit the bill. The Iranian army gave some details, but not the exact location, of its secret underground base amid simmering tensions in the Gulf. State TV said 100 drones were being kept in the heart of the Zagros mountains, including Ababil-5, which it said were fitted with Qaem-9 missiles, an Iranian-made version of
Maryland school district to offer reading
of book about transgender 4-year-old to
young students
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Posted by Ribicon 5/28/2022 11:45:01 AM Post Reply
A Maryland school district is offering families with pre-K-5 students a Pride Week reading of the picture book “Calvin,” about a 4-year-old transgender boy who dresses as a boy for the first time for his first day of preschool. The Howard County Public School System also will give away free copies of the book to the first 50 families who register for the June 7 virtual reading by “Calvin” authors JR and Vanessa Ford, according to a registration form a restricted HCPSS Google Document shared with parents. The virtual reading will be part of several events planned by the school system to address and celebrate LGBTQ
Colorado reports suspected case of monkeypox
in 'young' man who recently traveled to
Canada as number of potential infections
in the US reaches 10 across eight states
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 10:19:06 PM Post Reply
Colorado officials are probing a suspected case of monkeypox in a 'young' gay or bisexual man who has recently returned from Canada—with the state becoming the eighth to report a presumptive case of the virus. Local health chiefs revealed late Thursday that the individual came to a clinic in the Denver area—the state's biggest city—suffering symptoms of the virus. The patient—who has not been named—is now isolating at home and contact tracing is underway. The risk the virus has spread to others is believed to be 'low'.(Snip) The vast majority of infections are in gay and bisexual men, and most are thought to be linked
Left-wing critics say Bill Maher should
be ‘canceled’ over LGBTQ comments
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 8:45:06 PM Post Reply
Left-wing critics are demanding that HBO “cancel” Bill Maher after accusing the HBO “Real Time” host of delivering an anti-transgender monologue on last Friday’s show. David Kilmnick, who heads the nonprofit LGBT Network, wrote an article in Advocate magazine on Wednesday titled: “Bill Maher Has Gone Too Far With Anti-LGBTQ+ Comments.” Maher was blasted for saying that “we’re literally experimenting on children” by providing them with puberty blockers and other treatments aimed at facilitating gender transitions. He also said that transitioning was becoming “trendy.” Maher hit out at Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, who cheered efforts to ban a book
Joe Biden whispers ‘I’m your commander-in-chief’
to Naval Academy grads
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 2:01:36 PM Post Reply
President Biden revived his frequently ridiculed stage whisper Friday while addressing the US Naval Academy’s Class of 2022, stooping over his microphone to remind them that “I’m your commander-in-chief.” Biden addressed the graduates for approximately 25 minutes during the outdoor ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, during which he slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin over his three-month-old invasion of Ukraine.(Snip) The phrase “Finlandize,” which the president mispronounced as “Fingalize,” refers to Finland’s Cold War-era practice of treading lightly in international politics so as not to upset its near neighbors in Moscow. The president was speaking about Finland and Sweden applying
Man admits making illegal purchase of
gun that was used in mass shooting at
St. Paul bar last fall
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 12:34:09 PM Post Reply
A 27-year-old man has admitted in court that he arranged for the illegal purchase of numerous guns from a Twin Cities retail chain, including one pistol that was used in a mass shooting at a St. Paul bar last fall. Gabriel Lee Young-Duncan, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Minneapolis to conspiracy to make false a statement in the purchase of a firearm in connection with allegations that someone else filled out the required federal form and bought more than two dozen guns for him.(Snip)Young-Duncan received the semiautomatic pistol from Jerome F. Horton Jr. and turned it over to someone else.
Authorities investigating if retired federal
agent knew of Buffalo mass shooting plans
in advance
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 10:22:05 AM Post Reply
Law enforcement officers are investigating whether a retired federal agent had about 30 minutes advance notice of a white supremacist's plans to murder Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, two law enforcement officials told The Buffalo News. Authorities believe the former agent–believed to be from Texas–was one of at least six individuals who regularly communicated with accused gunman Payton Gendron in an online chat room where racist hatred was discussed, the two officials said. The two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation stated these individuals were invited by Gendron to read about his mass shooting plans and the target location about 30 minutes before
BREAKING NEWS: Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales
says Uvalde gunman was arrested FOUR YEARS
ago after telling people he planned to
'shoot up a school once he's a senior
in 2022'
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 10:18:40 AM Post Reply
Texas Republican Tony Gonzalez has said Salvador Ramos, the gunman in the Uvalde shooting, was arrested four years ago as a minor after telling people he planned to shoot up a school once he turned 18. Gonzalez made the claims on FOX News on Friday morning. 'This wasn't hearsay. I got this late last night: 'The shooter was arrested years ago, four years ago, for having this plan for basically saying, for saying, you know, when I’m a senior in 2022, I am going to shoot up a school.' 'Something fell between the cracks between then and now to allow this to happen. We need to shake out all the
‘Biggest fake news story in Canada’:
Kamloops indigenous mass grave debunked
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Posted by Ribicon 5/27/2022 9:16:09 AM Post Reply
One year ago today, the leaders of the British Columbia First Nation Band Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced the discovery of a mass grave of more than 200 Indigenous children detected at a residential school in British Columbia. “We had a knowing in our community that we were able to verify. To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths,” Rosanne Casimir, chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, said in a statement on May 27, 2021.(Snip)What’s still missing, however, according to a number of Canadian academics, is proof of the remains in the ground. Since last year’s announcement, there have been no excavations at Kamloops nor any dates set