Cardi B blasts Trump amid partial shutdown: ‘Our country is in a hell hole’

She quickly dismissed any comparison to the shutdown that took place under former President Obama. “Now, I don’t want to hear you motherf—–s talkin’ about, ‘Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days. … Yeah b—h, for health care,” Cardi B exclaimed. “So, your grandmother can check her blood pressure and you b—-es can go check out your p—ies at the gynecologist with no motherf—in’ problem.” TSA EMPLOYEES WORK WITHOUT PAY AMID PARTIAL SHUTDOWN The rapper declared that “our country is in a hell hole” because of Trump’s demand for a border wall, and called for action. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

These Are The Democrats Supporting The LA Teachers Strike

Unlike many of the teacher strikes that gripped red states in 2018, the LA strike pits the massive United Teachers Los Angeles union against the Los Angeles Unified School District, which runs public schools in the city of Los Angeles and many surrounding communities. The labor dispute reflects a bitter Democratic Party rift on education policy that splits unions and their allies with proponents of charter schools,whose influence on the LA school board has helped precipitate the strike. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who are expected to announce presidential bids soon. But other Democratic elected officials have been less eager to comment on the strike. In fact, some Democrats who want to diminish the clout of teachers unions, …

EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist Donald Trump to serve as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, downplayed the threat of “I believe climate change is a global issue that must be addressed globally,” Wheeler said. “I would not call it the greatest crisis, no sir.” In November 2017, when he appeared before the Senate environment and public works committee to interview for the EPA’s No. 2 job, Wheeler said he believed “that man has an impact on the climate, but what’s not completely understood is what the impact is.” Associated Press Andrew Wheeler arrives to testify at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then, the realities of …

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over ‘reprehensible’ race comments

(CNN)A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. “The Laboratory condemns the misuse of science to justify prejudice,” its statement added. CNN has attempted to reach Watson for comment. Watson had previously told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper in 2007 that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.” The scientist added that while he hoped everyone was equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.” Those comments led …

Doctors Remove 50-Pound Tumor From Woman

Boise television station KTVB reports Brenda Cridland of Meridian chalked up her weight gain to aging, but when her health started to quickly decline about eight months ago she decided to see a doctor. Cridland says she lost 65 pounds in the process, and learned the tumor was caused by undiagnosed endometriosis. She says she ignored red flags about her health, and hopes her story will remind other women that they shouldn’t avoid seeing a doctor.

Mom whose search for bone marrow donor went viral while pregnant gets transplant

SOLDIER SAVES MAN’S LIFE WITH BALLPOINT PEN, SAINTS HOODIE “For me to find one and for it to be 10 out of 10 at that, is amazing,” she had told ABC 7. “Nothing better in the world right now.” This weekend, Rabaca’s mother, Yvetee Beilema, posted a photo of the mother of five gearing up for her transplant from an anonymous donor. According to Beilema’s post, the family believes Rabaca’s donor is from Brazil. TEACHER SIDELINED BY RARE CANCER AFTER COMPLAINING OF ‘STOMACH BUG’ “One [of] the happiest days of my life THE TRANSPLANT!!” Bielma posted on Jan. 12. “After hell week for baby she is finally blessed with these beautiful stem cells THANK YOU to her Angel Donor in …

Kate Middleton’s Brother Writes About His Intense Struggle With Depression

Kate Middleton’s younger brother, James Middleton, opened up about his struggle with clinical depression in a moving essay for the Middleton, who said he was speaking out because he supports his royal relatives’ campaign to remove the stigma from mental illness, described his condition as “a cancer of the mind” that made him feel like a “complete failure.” He added: “It’s not a feeling but an absence of feelings. You exist without purpose or direction. I couldn’t feel joy, excitement or anticipation – only heart-thudding anxiety propelled me out of bed in the morning. I didn’t actually contemplate suicide — but I didn’t want to live in the state of mind I was in either.”  Matthias Nareyek via Getty Images James …

Children left in limbo after school shuts

‘Everything has been snatched away from me’ Thirteen of the pupils live in the Perth and Kinross Council area, and the authority has offered to educate them at the mothballed Forteviot Primary School. Alternative options include home schooling or to make a placing request at another independent school. But parents have claimed the Forteviot building is unsuitable, and a poor substitute for the care their children received at Butterstone. Image caption The council is preparing the old Forteviot Primary School as an alternative A spokesperson for Perth and Kinross Council, said: “Following the board of governors’ decision to close The New School Butterstone at short notice late last year, we have been working with individual young people and their families …

Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Call On Him To Run For President Again

BROOKLYN, N.Y. ― Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held over 400 house parties in all 50 states and Puerto Rico on Saturday afternoon calling on Sanders to run for president again in 2020. But Saturday’s show of force, arranged by Organizing for Bernie ― an upstart group founded by Sanders campaign alumni and grassroots activists ― demonstrated one of the senator’s biggest advantages if he decides to return to the ring: a network of supporters already familiar with his message and skilled in do-it-yourself internet organizing. “We need to convince Bernie Sanders to run. He isn’t in this race yet,” Brezler said. Although Sanders and his campaign team were not directly involved in Saturday’s events, the house parties were …

GOPer: With a wildly flailing president, it’s up to Congress to end the shutdown

(CNN)With this government shutdown now the longest in American history, it’s time to bring it to an end. Of course, this is Washington, and Trump and his administration have other ideas. He and members of his team have toyed with the idea of declaring a national emergency, though Trump has said he is not quite ready to do so. Trump has also been presented with proposals to redirect military construction or disaster emergency funds to build a wall — without congressional authorization. If either of these two options were invoked, a legal challenge would be filed immediately, further inflaming the ongoing crisis in political leadership. Such extreme proposals would trample Congress’ Article I power of the purse authority, set a …

Images of health centres waste ‘backlog’

‘Waste backed up’ NHS National Services Scotland also said “appropriate contingency measures” were in place to process clinical waste after HES lost its service contract. However, one former HES worker, who asked not be named, said: “The firms who have taken over the collections are working flat out, but there is weeks and weeks of waste backed up.” The pictures of the three Lanarkshire sites, reportedly taken this week, appeared on a Facebook page set up by those who said they were concerned about the HES situation. The images have since been removed. Image copyright Reuters Image caption All 400 employees of HES, including 150 workers at its Shotts HQ, were made redundant Since then the company has served hundreds …

Julianne Hough opens up about how her endometriosis pain can make sex really frustrating

The former “Dancing with the Stars” judge has always been forthcoming about the condition, which affects her reproductive organs, that she’s been dealing with for 15 years. The condition is caused when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus and produces intense cramping and chronic pain. JULIANNE HOUGH AND BROOKS LAICH ARE MARRIED Despite her condition, Hough, 30, said that Laich has been incredibly supportive and has infused more foreplay into their sex life for times when intercourse isn’t possible. “He only wants to love on me and make me feel good,” she told the magazine. “There’s so much intimacy without actually having sex. There are some cool things we’ve learned and it’s literally been awesome.” Original Article : HERE ; …

How it feels to lose everything you own

Image copyright Pinball Creative Image caption Giacomo Malvermi and Henrik Maurer have been restoring vintage pinball machines together for years Image copyright Pinball Creative Image caption Giacomo’s business is about injecting new life into vintage machines Image copyright Pinball Creative Image caption Finding suitable machines can take years, while restoring them to their former glory takes months of work The 56-year-old spends years tracking down relics before “bringing them back to life” as “working art” by revamping the electrics and intricate paintwork. Image copyright Pinball Creative Image caption Giacomo says this Slick Chick pinball machine, from 1964, “was so unique”… but after the fire, “it’s just a pile of rubble” Image copyright Mohemmed Nadeem Ullah Khan Image caption Mohemmed Nadeem …

Buying a home? Watch out for these 7 red flags in the neighborhood

A bad neighborhood isn’t always obvious, though; sometimes you need to do a little digging to know if a community is worth buying in. Luckily, we’ve identified seven red flags that should give you pause before you sign on the dotted line. Red flag No.1: Too many houses are on the market There’s nothing wrong with two or three listed houses on the same street. But if you see an army of “For Sale” signs, consider looking elsewhere. “This points to illiquidity in the market and pricing pressure, which is a risk for buyers,” says Alison Bernstein, the founder of Suburban Jungle, which helps families find their ideal suburb. Of course, the hue of this particular red flag depends on the …