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March for Men event to be held in Melbourne next month

A PRO-GUN, anti-feminist, half-American Donald Trump supporter is asking for money to help fund a “March for Men” in Melbourne next month.Sydney Watson, who describes herself as a “conservative political commentator”, is planning on bringing hundreds of men and women together at Melbourne’s Federation Square on August 25 to march against what she sees as “an assault on men collectively”.The former University of Melbourne student is critical of the response from politicians and the media after the death of Eurydice Dixon, who was killed while walking home from a night out.In particular, she takes issue with the narrative that has emerged declaring men need to change their behaviour, not women.“As many of you know, over the last number of weeks, it has felt like there has been an assault on men collectively,” she said in a video promoting the event.“I know that this has upset a lot of men and women alike and a lot of people are very distressed that they don’t feel as though they can sup…

Sheriff wrong to ignore stupid motorist law

It was shocking to read that Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone will not enforce the “stupid motorist law.” I always thought the job description of “sheriff” stated something about enforcing all laws.Isn’t that why we elect law enforcement officers? Isn’t our government a “government of laws, not people?”If the laws are not being enforced, or refuse to be enforced, we will have chaos. When a person or persons decide to ignore the law, they are placing themselves above the law; we call those people criminals.If you don’t remember the “stupid motorist law,” it was passed because, particularly during the monsoon season, many drivers would bypass barricades and drive into flooded streets; when they were stranded, they called for first responders to risk their lives to rescue them.It was costly in terms of safety, time and money. Rescuers were sometimes unable to respond to fires or auto accidents because they were rescuing a “stupid driver.”For the sheriff to decide not to enforce this law, …

Please don"t jump out of your car and dance to Drake, NTSB pleads

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"Driver distraction features prominently in this viral challenge, but the more obvious risk is the poor decision to hop out of a moving vehicle to dance," NTSB safety advocate chief Nicholas Worrell wrote. "Although "bad decision making" is not on our [list of poor driver behaviors], we have seen a variety of crashes attributable to making poor choices."LMFAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/iUCVN19qWm— carolinašŸŠ (@caarolin9) July 15, 2018The In My Feelings challenge started as a Drake meme, via a dance featured on @TheShiggyShow. Soon, videos started popping up on social media, showing various Darwin candidates jumping out of moving cars in traffic, and naturally, falling on their faces. One particularly clueless individual planned to jump out of a car, dance, and then hop on the hood of another moving car. However, he slipped on a wet spot on the pavement and got hit by said car instead, luckily suffering only bruises and scratches.The NTSB managed to both mildly t…

Lindsey Graham calls on Trump to "up his game" on immigration

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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWhatever happened to the "unmaskings" probe?The Hill"s Morning Report: GOP House divided ahead of midterm electionsSenate GOP shoots down talk of impeaching RosensteinMORE (R-S.C.) is calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidatesTucker Carlson slams immigrant lawyer as "citizen of country controlled by conquistadors"Trump highlights praise from judge on reuniting families his administration dividedMORE to "up his game" on immigration.Graham, a vocal proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, blasted the nation"s current immigration laws following a lengthy Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the administration"s family reunification policies."Our laws are completely screwed up. It"s not [Homeland Security] Secretary [Kirstjen] Nielsen"s fault, it is the Congress"s fault and, quite frankly, President Trump needs to up his …

Trump takes aim at 3D-printed guns: "Doesn"t seem to make much sense"

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President Trump on Tuesday voiced concern about 3D-printed guns being available to the public, saying he has talked to the National Rifle Association and it “doesn’t seem to make much sense.”"I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!" he tweeted.
On Monday, eight states filed suit against the administration over its decision to allow Defense Distributed to publish downloadable blueprints for guns online. The suit argues that the weapons assist terrorists and criminals, and essentially nullify state gun control laws. Separately, Democratic attorneys general in 21 states urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to pull back from the settlement.3D-PRINTED GUN BLUEPRINTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED, ENDING LENGTHY LEGAL BATTLE 
The founder of the Texas-based company first published designs for a 3D-printed gun in 2013, which was subsequently printed approximately 100,000 times until he w…

10 Ways To Counter Dumb AF Questions That Men Ask About Periods With Sassy Answers

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I remember a few years back I felt like opening the skull of a guy to see if there is any brain inside. Why? Well, because he asked me the stupidest question possible about my periods. Don’t get me wrong, I am all in for educating people about the menstrual cycle and spreading awareness. However, when you ask stupid questions about periods that you should have learned in your 8th standard Biology book then keeping cool is really difficult. Getting back to the incident, he asked and I quote “how can you get periods this month too? Didn’t you get it last month also? Don’t bluff!” Being the sassy-girl-on-period, I replied it on somewhat this line “Have you tried introducing your upper lip to the lower one? They will look so good together, especially with a little bit of glue.” I confess reading that line in an article but the moment seemed so apt that I couldn’t resist using it.Tenor A little asking around revealed that men actually have managed to asked stupider questions! So, I though…

Leslie Jones Wants People to Stop Judging Comedians for Old, Inappropriate Jokes: "It"s So Stupid"

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Should people be coming down on comedians for making inappropriate jokes a long time ago?That was the question “The View’s” Joy Behar asked Leslie Jones, who said it’s something people should never do.YouTube“It’s so stupid,” she stated. “It’s just so dumb. I been doing comedy since 1986. You look back, y’all gonna see so much inappropriate … You can’t hold me accountable for what I said in 1987. I wasn’t smart. I’m so happy social media wasn’t happening in my 20s. I would be the comeback kid. Ya’ll would be saying, ‘Ooo, she’s so respectable now.’”Behar’s question comes days after “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah received backlash for a joke he made about indigenous Australian women in 2013.During his routine, he said that “all women of every race can be beautiful.” Then said “And I know some of you are sitting there now going, ‘Oh Trevor, yeah, but I’ve never seen a beautiful Aborigine.’”Afterwards, he mimicked the sound of a long, wooden instrument called a didgeridoo and compared…

How being in a relationship can warp - or improve - a man"s sense of style

Russell Wangersky: Drivers cause accidents, too

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Two weeks ago in Nova Scotia, the provincial and federal governments announced a combined total of $285 million — $90 million from the federal government, $195 million from the province — to twin a dangerous stretch of Nova Scotia highway.

The 38-kilometre span between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish has seen more than 400 accidents, with 16 deaths, since 2009.In Newfoundland and Labrador, $4.8 million is being spent to add rumble strips, passing lanes and new on-ramps to the Veterans Memorial Highway, after more than 200 incidents on the 40-kilometre stretch of road in the past four years, and a string of fatal accidents.But will the money really reduce car accidents, or just move them to different places?First, let me be clear that I’m not suggesting that the work doesn’t need to be done, nor that people killed and injured are to blame for what happened to them.I’ve driven both roads; they’re poorly designed for their respective traffic loads and use, and are in need of the critica…

Please don"t jump out of your car and dance to Drake, NTSB pleads

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"Driver distraction features prominently in this viral challenge, but the more obvious risk is the poor decision to hop out of a moving vehicle to dance," NTSB safety advocate chief Nicholas Worrell wrote. "Although "bad decision making" is not on our [list of poor driver behaviors], we have seen a variety of crashes attributable to making poor choices."LMFAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/iUCVN19qWm— carolinašŸŠ (@caarolin9) July 15, 2018The In My Feelings challenge started as a Drake meme, via a dance featured on @TheShiggyShow. Soon, videos started popping up on social media, showing various Darwin candidates jumping out of moving cars in traffic, and naturally, falling on their faces. One particularly clueless individual planned to jump out of a car, dance, and then hop on the hood of another moving car. However, he slipped on a wet spot on the pavement and got hit by said car instead, luckily suffering only bruises and scratches.The NTSB managed to both mildly t…

Teenager made stupid tweets years ago: Why is this a news story, media?

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It’s not news. At all. It doesn’t matter who the teenager is or was. It doesn’t matter if a guy who was a 17-year-old idiot eight years ago is now a 25-year-old major leaguer. His stupid tweet from eight years ago is not something the nation needs to know about.Why is that the question that needs to be asked? Because it’s important to recognize that the social media rectal exam now being applied to just about every player in baseball – and soon every player in every other sport, and soon we’ll go on from there – becomes a concern to the teams involved only because these things become media firestorms. And that only happens because the news media makes the absurd decision to treat these things as news stories. The latest target is Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals, following similar hubbubs involving Sean Newcomb of the Braves and Josh Hader of the Brewers. And if you never heard of any of the three before they became famous for their ancient tweets, then you’d be wi…

Don"t scoff at Love Island. It"s British society laid bare

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Two TV shows have been endlessly debated during the long, hot summer of 2018. One was a vacuous, pointless, and time-consuming programme where cartoonishly attractive, stupid people shagged endlessly in a tacky villa; the other a fascinating social experiment where the complexities of the heart, so often hidden from view, were laid out for inspection.
That is to say, no programme has split opinion like ITV2’s Love Island. But those who use the first description tend not to have seen it. Or, they dipped into one episode, caught a ridiculous challenge where the men performed a fireman striptease, and couldn’t fathom why this was ITV2’s most-watched show ever.

As someone who watched the second season by myself, when it was still very much a niche hit, I can tell you that the Love Island experience is not complete without people to talk about it with. It’s now a national conversation, lending itself to heated debate with your mates, your mates’ mums, your hairdresser, or perfect strangers.

Government R&D tax break raid "mind-numbingly stupid", says Daniel Petre

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Cutting $2.5 billion out of the research and development tax break and returning the savings to general revenue to balance the budget was a "mind-numbingly stupid" thing for the Turnbull government to do, according to one of Australia"s highest-profile venture capitalists Daniel Petre.Mr Petre is a co-founder of AirTree Ventures and a colleague on the board of Innovation and Science Australia with chair Bill Ferris and Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, who recommended that savings from tweaking the R&D tax break should be ploughed back into innovation via direct R&D grants because they are more effective.But Jobs and Innovation Minister Michaelia Cash told The Australian Financial Review Innovation Summit 2018 on Monday that the government decided to pocket the savings because it wanted to balance the budget.Ms Cash said she would be willing to discuss the creation of a new program of direct R&D grants for a future budget, an olive branch that Mr Ferris welcomed. …

Alias Grace: how Irish migration and the female criminal mind were viewed in the Victorian era

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Mad, bad, or dangerous to know? How can we understand the criminal mind and the commission of crimes? Are these prompted by wickedness and the desire for gain or revenge, or by the workings of a disordered mind? Such dilemmas preoccupied late 19th-century psychiatrists and prison doctors, grappling with growing numbers of criminals, many of whom showed signs of “mental weakness” or “lunacy”. And in an era of mass migration, psychiatrists and prison officials also sought to understand why so many of those they confined were Irish migrants.No work of fiction captures these issues more successfully and evocatively than Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace, recently adapted by Netflix into a television drama.Alias Grace is based on the grisly double murder that took place in July 1843 in a village 16 miles out of Toronto, in Upper Canada, when two of Thomas Kinnear’s servants, 20-year-old James McDermott and 16-year-old Grace Marks, were charged with killing Kinnear and his housekeeper an…

Garrett"s Instagram Likes Weren"t Discussed On Becca"s "Men Tell All" Special & It Was A Missed Opportunity

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Becca’s season of The Bachelorette is nearing its end — there are just two men left vying for her heart. One is Blake, the sensitive man who survived so much in his life, and the other is Garrett, the one who does a really great Chris Farley impression. Oh, and the one who liked transphobic, homophobic, and racist memes on Instagram and expected no one to notice it once he got cast on the show. This controversy took over the first few weeks of The Bachelorette. It was a big story. And yet, no one talked about it on Becca’s Men Tell All episode. Garrett’s Instagram likes weren’t addressed on Men Tell All, and it’s a real shame. Being an avid Bachelor viewer, I know how it works — Garrett can’t comment on Men Tell All because Garrett is in the final two. But what ABC could have done is let the other men from Becca’s season of The Bachelorette talk about it. With Lincoln Adim, who wasrecently convicted of sexual battery stemming from a 2016 incident, it’s understandable that ABC wouldn’t…

Suspect in egg and flour attack just a stupid boy, says his stepmother

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A photo of the boys with the woman covered in eggs and flour went viralThe stepmother of a teenager arrested after a vulnerable woman was covered with flour and eggs has said that he is “just a stupid boy”.The teenagers have been denounced by the public after the woman, 49, was left cowering on a park bench in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on Friday. She was further humiliated when the teenagers mocked her by posing for a photo.The image has been widely shared and has prompted concerns over vigilantism after a comedian with thousands of followers called on Facebook for them to be “hunted down”.Four teenagers, two aged 17 and two aged 15, have been arrested and released on bail pending further inquiries. The stepmother of one of them told Mail Online: “He got caught up… Want to read more?Register with a few details to continue reading this article Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-ve-got-to-be-careful-says-vulnerable-woman-in-bury-st-edmunds-flour-attack-g85dpgz0t

Dog owner speaks out after workmen smash car widows to free pets left in baking hot vehicle

A dog owner has spoken out after workmen smashed his car widows to free three pets left in the baking hot vehicle. Worried members of the public told police the dogs had been in the car for nearly two hours, before helping to break into the drivers side window to release them. All windows of the car were reportedly shut as temperatures reached 27C outside in Bristol on Thursday, July 26.Now the dog owner has revealed it was "stupid" of him to leave the animals in the hot car.A crowd had gathered around the silver Nissan car near Old Market Roundabout after hearing the dogs were left on their own. A police officer and members of the public could be seen holding a blanket over the boot window to try and provide some shade for the dogs, reports the Bristol Post .








Workmen smashing their way into the car
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The three dogs were locked in the car as temperatures reached 27C outside
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Please don"t jump out of your car and dance to Drake, NTSB pleads

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"Driver distraction features prominently in this viral challenge, but the more obvious risk is the poor decision to hop out of a moving vehicle to dance," NTSB safety advocate chief Nicholas Worrell wrote. "Although "bad decision making" is not on our [list of poor driver behaviors], we have seen a variety of crashes attributable to making poor choices."LMFAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/iUCVN19qWm— carolinašŸŠ (@caarolin9) July 15, 2018The In My Feelings challenge started as a Drake meme, via a dance featured on @TheShiggyShow. Soon, videos started popping up on social media, showing various Darwin candidates jumping out of moving cars in traffic, and naturally, falling on their faces. One particularly clueless individual planned to jump out of a car, dance, and then hop on the hood of another moving car. However, he slipped on a wet spot on the pavement and got hit by said car instead, luckily suffering only bruises and scratches.The NTSB managed to both mildly t…

How The Last Man on Earth was supposed to end, according to Will Forte

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The Last Man on Earth certainly didn’t look like a show ready to be done with its absurdly evolving storyline when the curtain fell on its Season 4-ending cliffhanger. But unfortunately for fans, Fox had other plans, canceling the show only days after series creator Will Forte (Phil, aka Tandy) and the team found themselves surrounded, in the final episode’s closing moments, by a mysterious group of gas-mask-wearing strangers. Who were these people, and how would the this meeting have played out? Well, Forte himself has the answers, and now that the series is finished, he’s not shy about revealing where Season 5 was headed — as well as where it all would have ended up.In an interview for Vulture’s “Good One” comedy podcast, Forte revealed a fifth-season story arc that sounds deliciously, post-apocalyptically stupid — in the very best of ways. Those strangers, or “colonists,” it turns out, were self-quarantined refugees from the super virus responsible for the world’s end, people who h…