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Screen Actors Guild Agreement Addresses
Hairstyling, Makeup Equity for Non-White Actors
Posted by Beardo 11/28/2023 8:42:08 AM Post Reply
A new Screen Actors Guild (SAG) agreement reportedly includes a hairstyling and makeup policy for non-white actors. (snip) The new rule will only apply to actors with speaking roles. Background actors will reportedly be excluded. (snip) But Towanda Underdue, a SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee and board member, said the union will prioritize extras on the next contract. “There are so many persons of color that have been discriminated against and it seemed like it was just a normal thing that we dealt with and we didn’t always feel heard,” Underdue said. “But now we feel heard.”
Red State Principal Allegedly Removed
After Transgender Athlete Discovered On
Female Sports Team
Posted by Beardo 11/28/2023 8:15:13 AM Post Reply
A Florida high school allegedly removed several staff members, including its principal, after a transgender athlete was allowed on a female sports team, according to NBC6, a local media outlet. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) made the announcement via email Monday, stating that Principal James Cecil of Monarch High School, who has been a principal for Broward County for 25 years, had been removed pending an investigation into “allegations of improper student participation in sports,” according to the Miami Herald.
Disney's 'Wish' flops over Thanksgiving
weekend following series of box office
disappointments in 2023
Posted by Beardo 11/27/2023 2:48:06 PM Post Reply
Disney's newest animated film, "Wish," fell short of expectations during its opening weekend, following a year-long pattern of box office fizzles for the company celebrating its centennial of movie-making. "Wish" took in $19.5 million in box office sales during its Thanksgiving weekend debut, with $31.8 million earned over the 5-day period, domestically. The film was expected to earn between $45-$55 million its opening weekend, CNBC reported. (snip) The Disney film followed five other theatrical releases from the studio in 2023 that have failed to attract audiences like in years past.
My mother let me, an innocent child, live.
I am eternally grateful.
Posted by Beardo 11/27/2023 2:40:11 PM Post Reply
As a product of the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers, I have powerful, pro-life beliefs. Had my birth mother made a choice not to carry me to term, I would have never breathed fresh air, been raised by a wonderful farm couple in Iowa, served in the US Army, been a customer engineer for IBM or a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, had a 20-year successful award-winning broadcasting career, served 12 years as a US congressman or ended my work career as vice president of Forensic Technology Inc. Three terrific young people are walking this earth as a product of the choice my birth mother made more than 85 years ago.
Jeff Bezos’ superyacht produces 7K tons
of carbon emissions per year: report
Posted by Beardo 11/27/2023 2:23:08 PM Post Reply
So much for smooth sailing. Jeff Bezos — who has pledged to spend billions of dollars to help fight climate change — nonetheless owns a $500 million superyacht that generates thousands of tons of carbon emissions each year, according to a new analysis by Indiana University researchers. The Amazon founder’s 417-foot sailing yacht “Koru,” produces an astounding minimum of 7,154 tons of greenhouse gasses annually — roughly 447 times the entire annual carbon footprint of your average American, the Indiana researchers found.
Pope Francis: Climate Change Puts ‘Life
on Earth’ at Risk
Posted by Beardo 11/27/2023 1:27:39 PM Post Reply
Pope Francis asserted Sunday that global warming is contrary to God’s plan and presents a significant risk to all “life on earth.” “Besides war, our world is threatened by another great danger, that of the climate, which puts life on Earth, especially for the future generations, at risk,” the pontiff stated in a written text, which was read aloud by his aide Monsignor Paolo Braida following the weekly Angelus prayer. “And this is contrary to the plan of God, who created everything for life,” he added.
Air Force base walks back statement encouraging
soldiers not to attend a conservative rally
Posted by Beardo 11/25/2023 6:01:18 PM Post Reply
An Air Force base in North Dakota recently walked back its statement that discouraged soldiers from going to a conservative rally titled "Dakota Patriot Rally." In a message sent out last week, leaders at Minot Air Force Base were told to "exercise caution if downtown this weekend" due to a conservative rally occurring that would feature a speaker from Turning Point USA, which was labeled as "alt-right." (snip) "Additionally please remind them that participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the U.S. military."
Kathy Griffin Says She Meows Like a Cat,
Moos Like a Cow to Deal With Her Trump-Induced PTSD
Posted by Beardo 11/24/2023 10:56:27 AM Post Reply
Kathy Griffin says she meows like a cat and moos like a cow during yoga in order to deal with her Trump-induced PTSD. (snip) The comedian explained that she makes animal noises while doing the cat and cow poses during yoga. (snip) As Breitbart News reported, Griffin announced in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and had to undergo surgery to remove half a lung.
Appeals court panel appears critical of
Trump gag order in D.C. case
Posted by Beardo 11/20/2023 7:03:51 PM Post Reply
A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hinted it may limit the scope of a gag order against former President Donald Trump by the judge overseeing his indictment on conspiracy charges related to his efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results. (snip) The appeals court heard arguments over the order on Monday and the judges signaled some skepticism of the order's parameters. Judge Patricia Millett, for instance, expressed concerns that the order would effectively prevent Trump from discussing a pertinent issue during the 2024 presidential campaign.
Miss Pakistan, Christian Model Erica Robin,
Wears Burkini During Swimsuit Portion
of Miss Universe
Posted by Beardo 11/20/2023 2:07:34 PM Post Reply
Miss Pakistan, Erica Robin, wore a burkini during the swimsuit competition at the Miss Universe pageant on Saturday. Robin, who is the first woman to represent Pakistan in a Miss Universe pageant in the competition’s 72-year history, was seen wearing a baby pink burkini on stage, covering everything but her ankles, while other contestants walked in more revealing swimsuits.
Police: Ohio Man Fakes Anti-Palestinian
Hate Crime, Injuries Caused by Own Brother
Posted by Beardo 11/20/2023 1:43:05 PM Post Reply
An Ohio man faces multiple criminal charges after claiming to be the victim of an anti-Palestinian hate crime in October, in what police now believe was a completely fabricated story. Hesham A. Ayyad, 20, of North Olmsted allegedly faked the hate attack, telling officers that he had been hit by a car in a “racially motivated” incident, WKYC reported. (snip) Both brothers were arrested Tuesday and charged with domestic violence and assault. The alleged hate crime-faker was also hit with additional charges of making false alarms, falsification, and obstructing official business.
‘It Has Been Pretty Awful’: First
State To Decriminalize Hard Drugs Looking
To Reverse Liberal Experiment
Posted by Beardo 11/20/2023 10:55:27 AM Post Reply
Officials in Oregon are considering reversing key provisions of a 2021 liberal experiment to decriminalize heroin and fentanyl, The Telegraph reported. The rationale behind the original initiative, called Measure 110, was that decriminalizing hard drugs would make access to treatment easier for addicts, according to The Telegraph. Currently, support for Measure 110 in Oregon, the first state to take the step of decriminalizing hard drugs, appears to be waning, according to the outlet. Whereas Measure 110 was backed by 58 percent of voters in November 2020, a recent Emerson College poll revealed that public opinion has swung drastically, with 56 percent of voters now saying they would back a repeal,