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Man behind Portland Christmas bomb plot sentenced to 30 years

A Somali American who plotted to set off a powerful truck bomb during an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Ore., was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of government supervision.

You Big (Racist) Dummy: Illinois Cop Fired For Praising Darren Wilson’s Murder Of Mike Brown ‘Did Society A Favor!’

SMH….these cops just can’t stop showing their true colors… Policeman Praises Darren Wilson For Murdering Mike Brown An Illinois cop is out of a job after he praised officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown and claiming that he “...

WWF Says Earth Has Lost 50% Of Its Wildlife In The Past 40 Years

25 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London has found the number of wild animals on Earth has reduced by half over the last 40 years, according to The Guardian. The decrease comes...

Our Story Is Our Choice

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post. We cannot leave it to others to write our stories for us; we all have the right, and the responsibility, to write. This was my main takeaway from Nigerian writer Chimamanda's wise and powerful TED Talk, which argues beautifully the ways that stories shape our world. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by colored markers.Recommended Reading:Trudy: [Content Note: Validity Prism; kyriarchy] I Am Tired of "Status"Anne: [CN: Misogyny; harassment] No, I Don't Want to Learn How to Love Criticism, ThanksRagen:...Show More Summary

Tonight, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Will Solve The Mystery That is Solange vs. Jay Z

Law & Order is always at its best when it’s creating plots out of headline news, and now,

Virginia Officials Move to Amend ‘Disastrous’ Abortion Clinic Restrictions

The restrictive and medically dubious abortion regulations passed a year ago in Virginia are being challenged by state officials, and could be effectively overturned. Image: Shutterstock The post Virginia Officials Move to Amend ‘Disastrous’ Abortion Clinic Restrictions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Judge Orders Toddler Removed From Life Support Despite Christian Parents’ Pleas to Let Him Live

The latest battle between courts and families when it comes to the life and death fate of people on life support is taking place in the United Kingdom. There, Christian parents are battling a court, which has ordered that their child be removed from life support despite their pleas to let him live. This case […]

Sarah Waters's 'The Paying Guests': A Love Story With a Stunning Turn

44 minutes agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

Waters talks with SheWired about her sensuous and riveting new novel. read more

Auto-Decapitating Babies and Leg-Penises Abound in ‘AHS: Freak Show’ Credits: Links You Need to See

American Horror Story is having a freakishly busy day. Not too long after we wrote a … Read More

Watch Ya Back Karrueche… Kendall Jenner Is “Obsessed” With Bad Boy Breezy!

We knew there had to be something to those rumors... Forget Bieber. Kendall’s got it bad for Breezy? Via MailOnline reports: Kendall Jenner is obsessed with Chris Brown, according to a new report. The 18-year-old has spent time

The Complete Guide to Flying With Babies and Toddlers (While Avoiding a Defcon 1 Meltdown)

Last week the McKay clan ventured to Vermont for a week-long vacation. It was our second family vacation with kids, and our first with Scout, who is a little over a year old. While I always look forward to vacation, the getting there makes me a little anxious. Because I really, really don’t want to […]

Because If I Was Honest, Everything I Knew Would Explode

47 minutes agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"That instinct, to lie or protect the men who abuse us, is hard to explain. It comes from being afraid of the person who is abusing you, of course, but also afraid for the changes that honesty will force. We don’t want to endanger the men who hurt us, because we love them and we don’t think we can live without them... Show More Summary

Former Senator Larry Craig Ordered to Pay $242,000 for Misuse of Campaign Funds: VIDEO

48 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) to pay the U.S. treasury $242,000 for improper use of campaign funds. This news is the latest in a long, sad, and winding road for Craig in the aftermath...

Put It On Wax: Are Beyonce And Jay Z Planning To Release A Joint Album To Air Out All Their Matrimony-dom Struggle?

Watch the marriage? Beyonce And Jay Z Rumored To Be Releasing A Joint Album Word on the street is that Beyonce and Jay Z have been seen traipsing around Paris at various recording studios and murmurings of a collaboration

5 Scientific Reasons Why Guys Who Cuddle Are Healthier And Happier

The next time someone asks, "Wanna cuddle?", you might want to give it a try. The post 5 Scientific Reasons Why Guys Who Cuddle Are Healthier And Happier appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Lake Worth Monster Bash

This Saturday, October 4th, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Fort Worth Nature Center is celebrating the 45th anniversary Lake Worth Monster Bash.

BREAKING: Supreme Court COULD Issue Cert On Marriage Case Tomorrow

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Earlier this week we were told that the next round of news wouldn't come until Monday at the earliest. Obviously, that wasn't true.

All Is Unfair in Love and Domestic Violence

The principle of fairness is often misapplied in our media. It's simply not true that "what's good for the goose is also good for the gander." The mere assumption that equal treatment, regardless of gender is "fairness," is to say that...Show More Summary

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