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What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium – America’s After-Death Revolution

  By Caren Chesler Nov 8, 2019 Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey, is awash in small-town trappings: tree-lined roads, rolling lawns, and street signs at every corner. On this Wednesday midsummer morning, the familiar routine of loss plays out across the acres. A yellow taxi waits at the end of a row of graves […]

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Advanced Alien Civilizations May Produce ‘Technosignatures’ That We Could Find, Experts Say | Live Science

HWH COMMENTARY: Who says an alien civilization needs to be advanced to exist? Because it’s so far away? Or because we’re so far from it, that we’re the advanced ones? In which direction along the time frame before it starts bending are you referencing? Or are we basing that assumption on biological constraints? Who says […]

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Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government

  AP NEWS JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week’s election. The deadlock has already raised speculation about a possible third election in […]

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Newsmaker: The anti-Netanyahu? Ex-general Gantz poised for top office

By Rami Ayyub, Reuters TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Benny Gantz has little of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s worldly polish or flair as a showy ideologue – and that may be exactly why so many weary Israelis want the ex-general in top office. A towering and laid-back former military chief, Gantz appears to have edged out […]

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Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

AP NEWS Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. But activists say progress in equal rights has stalled since the constitution was […]

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“There’s Good News And Bad News. Which Do You Want To Hear First?”

Originally posted on LOCAL UNION 141:
PART I That’s what the doctor asked in a phone call not too long ago. “Tell me the good news”, the optimist in me said. “You’ve got two days to live” said the doctor. “Jeeze, I said. “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?” “I was supposed to…

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Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

HWH Commentary: Communism is dead – because it worked in theory ONLY, not practice. Large parts of the world practiced it and large parts of the world suffered as a result. Only a tiny elite, ruling minority prospered under their own rule, which in essence made them a dictatorhip by committee. If you call yourselves […]

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Exclusive: Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr

Blogging is back, maybe! By Nilay Patel@reckless  Aug 14, 2019, 9:00am EDT It’s been a long and winding road for Tumblr, the blogging site that launched a thousand writing careers. It sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013, then withered as Yahoo sold itself to AOL, AOL sold itself to Verizon, and Verizon realized […]

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Palestinians Will No Longer Abide by Previous Agreements Made With Israel

HWH Comment: Good move! Abbas: Palestinians to halt agreements with Israel. Agreements Include Those Signed Over the Past 25 Years Covering Many Spheres of Activity, Including Security Co-operation  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians will no longer abide by previous agreements made with Israel. His announcement followed an emergency meeting after Israel razed Palestinian buildings […]

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MS-13 gang members indicted after ‘medieval-style’ killing spree in Los Angeles

  LOS ANGELES – Federal racketeering, murder and other charges were filed against 22 suspected MS-13 gang members who law enforcement officials believe are linked to a series of grisly killings involving baseball bats, machetes and other tools of “medieval-style” violence, authorities said Tuesday. Nineteen of those indicted are considered illegal immigrants, and most of […]

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Common cold virus could cure cancer, pioneering trial suggests 

HWH Comment: Wow. So there was a reason why we couldn’t cure the common cold for all these decades trying. Or maybe we didn’t try that hard, thinking colds weren’t all that serious and they generated a lot of income for the cold remedy industry. Come to find out, it was a good idea, because […]

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Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thud

HWH COMMENT: Actually, this woman who claims she has had a lifetime of encounters with predatory men, seems more like the offender looking for men who will have a quick encounter. How do you rape somebody with tights on without being able to squirm away, especially in a high-end department store? Two decades later and […]

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The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov’t.

  The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov’t. By Neta C. Crawford, Boston University | June 12, 2019 Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern. They project that the consequences of global warming — rising seas, powerful storms, famine and diminished […]

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Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients. Auditors with the Health and Human […]

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Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The […]

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Full Transcript Of Mueller Statement On Russia Probe

MUELLER STATEMENT ON RUSSIA PROBE Full Transcript of Mueller’s Statement on Russia Investigation By The Associated Press The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, made his first public comments about the Russia investigation. Doug Mills/The New York Times By The New York Times May 29, 2019   Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, made his […]

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‘Revolution’ in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One victim spoke out, and then another, and another. A statue of a pedophile priest was toppled in Gdansk, put back by his supporters, and finally dismantled for good. A feature film about clerical abuse was a box office hit. Poland thought it had started confronting the problem of clerical abuse […]

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Full Transcript of Mueller’s Statement on Russia Investigation

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, made his first public comments about the Russia investigation. By The New York Times May 29, 2019 The following is a transcript of his remarks, as prepared by The New York Times. ROBERT S. MUELLER III, the special counsel: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for being here. Two […]

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RE: File says Smollett couldn’t contact brothers after arrest

  HWH Comment: In this instance, where there was so much media attention, and people hurt, by someone alleged to have made false accusations regarding a hate crime, that the public deserves to know the truth of the legal process that exonerated the accused. Falsely reporting hate crimes – especially when premeditated and reeking with […]

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Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction

Abstract The oft-repeated claim that Earth’s biota is entering a sixth “mass extinction” depends on clearly demonstrating that current extinction rates are far above the “background” rates prevailing between the five previous mass extinctions. Earlier estimates of extinction rates have been criticized for using assumptions that might overestimate the severity of the extinction crisis. We […]

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Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

HWH Comment: It appears now that human rights groups want the world to pity migrants who hijack ships on the open seas after they’re compassionately rescued, hold the crew members prisoners then redirect the ship on a course of their choosing. Do you think a better way could be found to freedom than risking landing […]

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Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set off by attacks in Europe that […]

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Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East? Netanyahu’s comments have shattered that illusion 

…Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East? Netanyahu’s comments have shattered that illusion. His comments that the country belongs to ‘Jewish people alone’ strike to the heart of the nature of Israel. Ben White The Independent Voices Netanyahu is desperate, in the face of an electoral challenge from former military chiefs of staff […]

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RE: Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

By KEVIN FREKING 3.2.2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday he would soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal resources. Trump is highlighting concerns from some conservatives that their voices were being censored, whether on social media or at the nation’s universities. He […]

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Don Lemon doubles down after calling white men ‘biggest terror threat’ in U.S. – The Washington Post

HWH COMMENTARY: This segment is a perfect example of how CNN and black Africans explain Don Lemon’s racism against white people. “It’s true”, is their defense. Well, it’s also true that some black Africans exhibit ape/monkey motor behavior. When walking, talking, singing they bend over and sway their arms back and forth and raise one […]