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Vegan ‘Outraged, Heartbroken’ After Pizza Hut Gave Him Dairy Ice Cream Toppings

January 8, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

Pizza Hut has apologized to a vegan customer who felt “outraged” after being told the food chain’s ice cream did not contain any animal products.

On Saturday, Kori Paul Swabey, a 23-year-old from Plymouth, England, stopped by a local Pizza Hut to try out the restaurant’s new vegan-friendly options.

While he was happy with his jackfruit pizza, he asked the waitress if they had any vegan desserts. Swabey then claims the waitress said Pizza Hut’s ice cream station did not contain animal products.

“The woman went away and came back and ensured me that their ice cream factory is vegan,” Swabey told Plymouth Live. “I asked if the toppings are all vegan too and the waitress said yes.”

He later discovered that his sweet treat was not vegan-friendly.

“I ate the ice cream, but the toppings when I checked the bottles clearly stated they contained milk,” Swabey said. “It’s like she just rushed it because it was busy.”

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Activist Believe That Curing Genetic Diseases Is Tantamount To ‘Genocide’

January 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

Alice Wong, who served on President Barack Obama’s National Council on Disabilities, is the founder of the ​Disability Visibility Project. In a Dec. 19 episode of “Flash Forward,” a podcast that considers the social repercussions of hypothetical future developments, Wong ​discussed the possibility of human-embryo gene editing reaching a point at which certain disabilities can be treated at (or before) birth and thus eradicated.

“We’re talking about removal of diseases,” she said. “That’s forever. That’s a change — a modification — that will be passed on to future generations. So that’s actually genocide. It’s a form of eugenics where certain lived experiences are seen as undesirable and unimaginable.”

Wong, who has spinal muscular atrophy, relies on machine ventilation. “My life is better” thanks to medical advancements, she said. But when it comes to CRISPR — the gene-editing tool that has recently been used for the first time on human babies to prevent HIV transmission — Wong is worried that the ethical implications have not been fully considered.

“A lot of this conversation [around CRIPSR] is about the removal of suffering and pain and disease,” she said. “Whenever I hear stuff like that — they’re talking about me, people of my community.”

Her concern is with doctors having the authority to decide what’s a life worth living by curing conditions which they consider to be “disabilities.” That, according to Wong, would constitute “ableism,” pure and simple.

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Women Are Sending Love Letters To Chris Watts, Who’s Convicted Of Killing His Pregnant Wife And His 2 Young Daughters

January 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story, TRUTH |

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Chris Watts was sentenced to life in prison in November after he pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters.

Now, the 33-year-old convicted murderer from Colorado is receiving love letters and fan mail as he begins his new life behind bars

Prosecutors are releasing dozens of letters sent to the murderer.

“In my heart, you are a great guy,” wrote a woman named Candace.

“I’m hoping to brighten your days,” wrote another woman. Someone even sent a picture of herself in a bikini.

Candace, a 39-year-old mother of two, wrote multiple times; her second letter ended with #TEAMCHRIS #LOVEHIM and a doodled heart. “I’ve been watching your interview and I just became attracted to you (don’t ask me why),” she said in one missive, adding that if he wrote back she would “be the happiest girl alive.”

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Leader Of Online Pedophile Ring Beaten To Death In Prison

January 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

The ringleader of an international child pornography ring—who was sentenced to 40 years in prison just last month—died after a fight with seven inmates on January 2 at a Michigan federal detention center.

A statement Friday from the Federal Bureau of Prisons says Christian Maire had life-threatening injuries following the “altercation” Tuesday at the Milan detention center about 50 miles southwest of Detroit and was pronounced dead.

Maire, who was married with two children—received a 40 year sentence on December 7, but he had been detained at Milan since May 29, Michigan Live reported.

Prosecutors described how Maire was at the head of a group of seven American and Canadian men who lured more than a hundred vulnerable underage girls—some as young as 10 years old—into private online video chat rooms between 2012 and 2017.

Once they had the girls in front of a webcam, the men would manipulate them into stripping and performing  sex acts on camera. In some instances, they even convinced the girls into cutting themselves with sharp objects, according to court documents. Videos of the chats were recorded and shared among the members.

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High On Crystal Meth, Kaylee Muthart Gouged Out Both Of Her Eyes As A Sacrifice To God

January 3, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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Kaylee Muthart, 20, was heard screaming outside South Main Chapel and Mercy Centre in South Carolina on February 6.

When parishioners ran out they found her holding her eyeballs in her hands and desperately tried to restrain her.

She has now told how – in a drug-addled haze – she thought she had heard God calling on her to make the gruesome “sacrifice”.

“I thought everything would end abruptly, and everyone would die,” Muthart told Cosmopolitan, “if I didn’t tear out my eyes immediately.”

“So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. “I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do.” It was at this point that worried worshippers emerged from the church after hearing her screaming: “I want to see the light!”

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Blanche Monnier Spent 25 Years Locked In An Attic, Just Because She Loved The Wrong Man

January 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story, WTF |

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The disturbing picture above is not a still shot from a horror movie, but rather is a hospital-room photo of Blanche Monnier, a French girl who was kept captive for 25 years in a padlocked, shuttered room where she was forced to live amidst pests, rats, human excrement, and filth.  Her discovery occurred on May 23, 1901 after the Paris Attorney General received an anonymous letter indicating a woman was being held captive in a home located on “21 rue de la Visitation” street in a wealthy neighborhood of Poiters, France.

The anonymous letter read in part:

“Monsieur Attorney General: I have the honor to inform you of an exceptionally serious occurrence. I speak of a spinster who is locked up in Madame Monnier’s house, half starved, and living on a putrid litter for the past twenty-five years – in a word, in her own filth.”

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Colorado State University: Saying ‘Long Time, No See,’ ‘You Guys,’ ‘Freshman’ is Offensive

January 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

Students at Colorado State University (CSU), apparently, should no longer say “long time, no see,” “you guys” or “freshman,” because those terms are not considered “inclusive language.”

That’s according to a student, Katrina Leibee, who writes for the campus paper, The Rocky Mountain Collegian. Leibee met with Zahra Al-Saloom, director of diversity and inclusion at CSU, who showed her an entire packet of terms and phrases considered contrary to the university’s mission of fostering inclusion.

“One of these phrases was ‘long time, no see,’ which is viewed as derogatory towards those of Asian descent,” wrote Leibee.

The packet says the phrase originally mocked “Native Americans or Chinese pidgin English” without providing an ounce of historical context. It suggests saying the flaccid, unmeasured, structureless, “I haven’t seen you in a while” in the phrase’s place.

“We were told that the popular term ‘you guys’ was not inclusive of all genders, and we should instead replace it with ‘y’all,’” she wrote. “We were told to use the term ‘first-year’ instead of ‘freshman,’ because ‘freshman’ is not inclusive of all genders.”

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College Student Told To Remove Anti-Nazi Sign Because It Wasn’t ‘Inclusive’

December 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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The University of Massachusetts-Amherst asked a student to take down a sign that said “Fuck Nazis. You are not welcome here” because it wasn’t inclusive.

Nicole Parsons recently put up the sign on her window, which read “F*ck Nazis you are not welcome here,” after getting tired of her university’s silence towards hate crimes on campus, as per BuzzFeed News on Dec. 23.

Parsons said in the report that she was compelled to put up the sign after a “Happy Hanukkah” sign on a resident assistant’s door was vandalized with a swastika early this December.

“I thought maybe if I hang the sign up, the person who drew the swastika will see it and see someone condemning their actions, even if the administration doesn’t do it,” Parsons was quoted as saying.

She, however, was surprised when she received an email from residence director Eddie Papazoni telling her to take down her sign.

“Though this sign is permitted under Freedom of Speech, I would also like to discuss the impact on the community that this sign has had,” wrote Eddie Papazoni to Parsons. “There are some in the community that have expressed that the sign should be taken down as it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community.”

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25-Year-Old ‘Digital Beggar’ Makes $4,000 A Month By Asking Followers For Money

December 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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Jovan Hill calls himself a “digital beggar.”  He is making $4,000 a month simply by live-streaming his daily life, complaining how broke he is and begging viewers to donate money to him to help pay for his monthly $1,300 rent for his apartment in Brooklyn, his $100 monthly T-shirt habit, weed, and video games

The 25-year-old, who lives in Brooklyn, uses social media platforms such as Periscope, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to ask for cash from his 200,000 plus followers.

In one video he is filmed saying: “I’m very poor today.

“So if you want any tax write-offs, please donate to the Jovan charity.”

And amazingly his pleas work. Within minutes of posting his videos, donations begin to flood in to his PayPal account from loyal fans.

But followers often send him unsolicited Venmo donations showing appreciation for his videos, in which he’s seen ranting about pop culture, discussing mental health, eating, smoking weed, talking to friends, and walking around his neighborhood.

One wrote: “The only reason I wake up and go to work everyday is so I can give @EHJovan money for rent.”

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Judge Orders State To Give Inmate Gender Reassignment Surgery

December 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

A federal judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Correction and its medical contractor to provide gender reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate.

Adree Edmo, who was first incarcerated in 2012, will be the first Idaho inmate to receive gender reassignment surgery. The decision was handed down by the United States District Court for the District of Idaho on Thursday.

“Inmates have no choice but to rely on prison authorities to treat their medical needs,” U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill said in his decision. “This constitutional duty also applies to far less routine, and even controversial, procedures — if necessary to address a serious medical need.”

The 31-year-old transgender woman is in prison for sexually abusing a child under 16 in Bannock County. She has been housed in the men’s prison since 2012 and is due to finish her sentence in 2021. Prior to her incarceration, court documents say she lived and dressed as a woman.

According to court documents, Edmo was diagnosed with gender dysphoria by an IDOC psychiatrist shortly after her incarceration. That diagnosis was confirmed by an IDOC psychologist.

Edmo’s gender dysphoria was treated by undergoing hormone therapy. Despite achieving the maximum physical changes possible through hormone treatment, Edmo continued to experience “extreme gender dysphoria.”

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