In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Terrorism; death] Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that IS is "the prime suspect in the Ankara bombings that killed nearly 100 on Saturday... Saturday's twin explosions ripped through a crowd of activists outside the main railway station in the Turkish capital. They were due to take part in a rally calling for an end to the violence between Turkish government forces and the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party." Fucking hell.

[CN: Misogynist violence; racism] "In a few days Canada will elect a new government. The hope is that through the ballot box the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will take on new importance—and at the very least there will be a serious national inquiry. Three of the four major political parties have agreed that there should be a major investigation and solutions put forward to end the epidemic of violence. But the party that said 'no' is the current government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper." That fucking guy. I hope every Canadian says 'no' to his stupid party.

[CN: Violence; racism; deportation; image of injured and bloodied person at link] "The US government is deporting undocumented immigrants back to Central America to face the imminent threat of violence, with several individuals being murdered just days or months after their return, a Guardian investigation has found. ...Immigration experts believe that the Guardian's findings represent just the tip of the iceberg. A forthcoming academic study based on local newspaper reports has identified as many as 83 US deportees who have been murdered on their return to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras since January 2014. Human rights groups warn that deterrent measures taken by the Obama administration after last year's 'surge' in arrivals at the border of unaccompanied children from Central America have triggered a series of powerful unintended consequences across the region." This, too, is a refugee crisis. These are refugees seeking refuge, and they should be received thus. What the fuck are we even doing?

[CN: Guns; death] So, basically, I'm never leaving the house again: "The Waffle House crew was busily going about its typical early-morning ritual—smothering and scrambling breakfast, clanking through the dirty dishes—when a robber jolted them out of their routine. A customer decided he was having none of that and opened fire in the North Charleston eatery, thwarting the holdup Saturday by fatally shooting the suspect." Nope. Meanwhile, the more these citizen shooters are hailed as heroes, the more dipshits who will try to become "heroes" by firing at suspected criminals in public places. For fuck's sake.

[CN: Misogyny; rape joke] Here are just two supercool dudes talking about Hillary Clinton in supercool ways. I officially had enough of both Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan about eleventy years ago.

[CN: Misogyny] Welp: "According to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, male scientists receive twice as much financial support to kickstart their careers in science and medicine as their female counterparts, an early career inequity that could limit professional opportunities for women scientists throughout their working lives." I hope female scientists were funded to do this study!

OMG THIS IS AMAZING: "BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast sat down with Hillary Clinton to talk everything from Black Lives Matter to her thoughts on squirrels" and also why she doesn't sweat AND SHE SAID IT'S BECAUSE SHE'S A ROBOT! "You guys are the first to realize that I'm really not even a human being. I was constructed in a garage in Palo Alto a very long time ago. ...But you have to cut this, you can't tell anybody this. I don't want anybody to know this. This has been a secret until here we are in Davenport, Iowa, and I'm just spillin' my electronic guts to you." LOLOLOL!!!

Wow: "Stunning Drone Footage Captures Giant Whales Wondering What to Do with a Tiny Human." Very cool.

And finally! I love this: "When You Just Can't Get Them out of Your Head…" On rescuing a dog they saw online, and couldn't forget. ♥

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