As Twitter fans help Mike Gravel, pondering 2020 run, his controversial past causing commotion

The Jewish Worker reported about claims that Gravel has attachments to conspiracy theorists who support anti-Semitism, such as appearances on a podcast by known Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett. BIDEN, SANDERS, REMAIN ON TOP IN LATEST 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY POLL Staffers in charge of his Twitter account told Fox News via email Thursday afternoon: “The Vice piece neglects to note that this pales in comparison to other candidates. We will be sending in a statement to them shortly. We disagree with Senator Gravel on this specific issue. Whatever you think of these views, they have never killed anyone or imprisoned anyone unjustly. That’s far more than you can say for people like [former Vice President] Biden, who voted to send kids to Iraq, …

Brazils Deadly School Shooting Sparks A Familiar Gun Debate

Brazil’s history sparked a fresh debate over São Paulo suburb of Suzano on Wednesday, São Paulo lawmaker from President tweetedíincreased Bullet Caucus, a collection of congressional lawmakers to which Bolsonaro belonged during his nearly three decades in the legislature, threw its weight behind Bolsonaro as he campaigned on a hard-line law-and-order platform also calling to repeal Brazil’s most restrictive gun laws. That included the Disarmament Statute, a 2003 law signed a decree There were nearly 64,000 homicides committed here in 2017, according to government figures, and most tend to involve guns. In 2016, for instance, Brazil suffered more than 40,000 gun deaths — making it the only country in the world to have FlávioSão Paulotweeted Bloomberg via Getty Images A …

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug

(CNN)For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. The medication will be available in June, said Dr. Jeff Jonas, CEO of the Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company that developed the drug. The drug will be available only through a restricted program called the Zulresso Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program that requires the drug be administered by a health care provider in a certified health care facility,the FDA said in a news release announcing the approval. “There are no FDA approved antidepressants for postpartum depression, so approval of the first medication of its kind is …

4 In 10 HIV Infections Transmitted By People Unaware They Are HIV Positive

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 38,700 people were newly infected with HIV in 2016. Of those, nearly four in 10 caught the virus from someone entirely unaware they were HIV positive, a study released on Monday reveals.  The “Vital Signs” report published by the CDC was commissioned to support Trump’s newly realized commitment to ending HIV in the US by 2030, announced at his State of the Union speech in February. The stats in the report, based on 2016 figures, show that 15 percent of the approximately 1.1 million people living in the US with HIV are unaware they carry the virus and are responsible for 38 percent of all new infections. A further 23 percent are aware but aren’t …

This Dog Couldnt Eat Without Standing Upright, So Her Family Built A Special Chair

Dogs are a man’s best friend, right? They’re always there to cheer you up on a bad day, always there to do something silly that never fails to make you laugh, and, of course, they’re always there for a snack. It’s small wonder that dog videos are ever popular on the internet with a wide variety to choose from, ranging from hilarious wholesome. Lately, a gif of one pup has been making rounds on social media sites garnering attention from people. It shows a dog getting into what looks like a chair for a small animal to receive a bowl of food. The caption below the gif reads “this dog has a digestive issue so his family made him a …

Marlon James: I underwent gay exorcism in Pentecostal church in Jamaica

Man Booker prize winner tells of how religion intensified his struggle with his sexuality as a youth Jamaican novelist Desert Island Discs latest castaway on BBC Radio 4, James details the extreme evangelical exorcism, or gay cure, he endured at a Pentecostal church in Jamaica. The writer, who earned literary fame with his third novel Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Strict firearm laws reduce gun deaths: heres the evidence

New Zealand will reform laws after the Christchurch massacre but how has gun control worked in other countries? Following the Christchurch shooting, in which 50 people were killed, New Zealands government has announced it will be reforming the countrys gun laws. According to the that are more restrictive in comparison to some countries but more permissive than others, used previously in US mass shootings. These rifles are able to be bought under a category A licence, but the licence only covers magazines that hold seven cartridges. While it has been confirmed that the Christchurch shooter legally obtained at least four guns, included two semi-automatic rifles, the shooter also reportedly used larger magazines capable of holding more ammunition. In a press …

Elizabeth Warren nailed it

(CNN)Big ideas? Check. Complex solutions broken down into digestible sound bites? Check. Heart-tugging anecdotes? Check. Authenticity? In spades. Warren’s performance wasn’t perfect. She answered a question about affordable higher education and the rich being able to buy their way into nearly everything by talking about the influence of money in Washington, instead of addressing the college admissions scam in greater depth. Sometimes she dodged questions, such as when host Jake Tapper asked her specifically about reparations for slavery in the form of cash payments and about the possibility of eliminating private health insurance companies. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Her challenge now is getting her due. Media narratives get set early (especially, it …

Ex-Superman Dean Cains Hot Take On Egg Boy: I Would’ve Knocked That Kid Cold

A video of Connolly, 17, went blamed last week’s Anning slapped the boy twice, then his supporters dragged Connolly to the ground. Although Connolly was arrested, he was later released without being charged.  became something of a cult hero for the egging. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison not only defended him, but said Anning should face charges for hitting the youth.  The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning,” Morrison said, according to The Associated Press.  Others also criticized Cain:  RELATED… Mass Shooters Have Been Exploiting The Internet For Years. New Zealand Took It To A New Level. Facebook Monitoring Failure Helped Spread Christchurch Hate Around The World How Other Countries Prevent Mass Shootings

James Gunn Rehired By Disney For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’! – Perez Hilton

Wow! We are really and truly shocked by this news… and in a good way for once! Disney has rehired James Gunn to direct his script for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3! Video: Twitter Reacts To New Avengers Endgame Trailer Sources at the studio and in Gunn’s camp confirmed the news to Deadline, and the writer-director returned to Twitter for the first time in eight months to thank fans, writing: “I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months. I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be. I deeply appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to keep making films that investigate the ties …

Israel Launches Airstrikes On Hamas Targets In Gaza Following Tel Aviv Attack

Hamas targets in the Following the overnight exchanges, sirens sounded again in Israeli border towns after dawn broke. In a statement, the Israeli military said it had struck “approximately 100 military targets” belonging to Hamas, the Islamist militant group which controls Gaza. Reuters was unable to immediately verify the claims. Palestinian news media reported strikes throughout Gaza, from Rafah in the south to the north of the densely populated coastal strip that is home to two million Palestinians. Health ministry officials in Gaza said two people, a man and a woman, were wounded when their house was damaged in Rafah in the early morning. IF NOT HAMAS, WHO? That salvo caused no casualties or damage, missing built-up areas. But it …

A Meteor Exploded Over Earth With The Force Of 10 Atomic Bombs And We All Totally Missed It

While we were all busy getting ready for the holiday season in December, a piece of space rock was hurtling towards Earth, and on December 18 it hit our atmosphere, became a luminous fireball, and exploded with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb – and we all totally missed it. The blast was the biggest since the infamous Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over the Russian oblast in 2013, injuring hundreds, and the second largest of its kind in 30 years. Yet, it was likely only witnessed by what we imagine were bemused sea lions and surprised whales, as it exploded over the Bering Sea. US military satellites picked up on the explosion last year and subsequently referred it …

The Latest On The Christchurch Terrorist Attack: Mourning The Victims & Other Developments – Perez Hilton

We want to remember the victims from the awful March 15 terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. So far it is being reported that 49 people died during the shooting at the two mosques while 48 were injured. Of the 48 injured, 39 are still in the hospital with 11 in the intensive care unit. Read on for information on some of the victims and the latest developments from the tragedy, including news on how gun laws may be set to change in New Zealand. Contents 2 New Gun Laws 4 Confronting Chelsea Clinton Mourning The Victims The victims came from all over the world, including Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia. Here are some of …

Breastfeeding just got a whole lot more accessible for non-lactating parents.

Breastfeeding has astronomical benefits for infants, but it can be extremely difficult in the early stages. Nursing an infant can be mentally and emotionally taxing for nursing parents, a factor that discourages many. Even though breast milk is full of health benefits, it’s not always fun or possible. And while The World Health Organization advises parents to aim to breastfeed their children for a minimum of six months, there are many social, and economic factors that make that a challenge. For lactating parents, it’s often one more thing to add to a list of overwhelming daily responsibilities. I’ve been breastfeeding off and on for the last three years of my life (and counting). While I’m immensely grateful for a life …

Awesome Photos Capture Venomous Redback Spider Chowing Down On A Deadly Snake

In a David and Goliath-style clash between two of Australia’s most venomous beasties, a redback spider rose triumphant over a much larger eastern brown snake – a critter that can kill a human in just a few hours. If you’re small, being equipped with a mighty dose of venom can come in pretty handy. The bizarre scene, which will haunt the dreams of arachnophobes and ophiophobes alike, was captured on camera by Robyn McLennan at a vineyard in Victoria. She then posted her photos to the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria on Facebook. “Her eyes are definitely bigger than her belly!” one member commented. “Now THAT’S an ambitious redback!!” wrote another. After originally posting her photos, Robyn added an update: “The …