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Pete Buttigieg Turned Down Offer from Tom Ford to Personally Style Him

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg passed on an offer from designer Tom Ford to personally style the 2020 Democratic candidate, according to a new profile in Vogue: “Since Trump took office, he complains of a near-constant tension. He tries to feel hopeful. He believes that the greatest legacy of the current administration will be a broad reinvigoration of interest in politics and government. He is a huge fan of Pete Buttigieg and met him at a small lunch early in his candidacy, where he felt he picked up on something: At the...
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Daniel Pantaleo, Elton John, The Morning Show, Lightning Strike, Berlin, Dirty Underwear: HOT LINKS

FIRED. NYPD finally fires officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner with a prohibited chokehold in 2014: ‘Pantaleo had not faced official sanction for his actions until now, only being placed on desk duty. The Justice Department in July declined to charge Pantaleo with violating Garner’s civil rights. A Staten Island grand jury in 2014 declined to indict Pantaleo.’ SKID MARKS. More than half of Americans don’t change their underwear daily. BERLIN. Memorial to gay victims of the Holocaust vandalized: “The concrete memorial in Berlin’s Tiergarten park, near the memorial...
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Pulse Survivors Headlining ‘Ex-Gay’ ‘Freedom March’ 10 Minutes from Nightclub

Two survivors of the Pulse Nightclub massacre who say that they’re no longer gay are headlining an “ex-gay” “Freedom March” 10 minutes from where the mass shooting that killed 49 people took place. The march is set to take place on September 14. Luis Javier Ruiz Newsweek reports: ‘The event is one of many such rallies put on across America by the Freedom March organization, which celebrates “freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ,” according to its website. The last Freedom March was held in...
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Florida to Execute Killer of 6 Gay Men on Thursday

Gary Ray Bowles is set to become the 99th death row inmate executed in Florida in modern times and will die by lethal injection on Thursday for an eight-month killing spree that took the lives of six gay men. Bowles received the death penalty for the 1994 murder of Walter Hinton, but later confessed to the murder of five additional gay men whom he said he killed because of their sexual orientation. The Gainesville Sun reports: ‘He would say to the world during a television interview years later how remarkably...
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Magnum Apologizes for Ad Comparing ‘Guilty Pleasure’ of Ice Cream to Going to Prison for Being Gay

Photo by Andras Vas on Unsplash Magnum Ice Cream has apologized for an ad on Spotify which compared the “guilty pleasure” of eating one of its desserts to being arrested for being gay. Said the narrator in the ad, which aired in the UK: “A hug for my boyfriend—that’s my guilty pleasure.” And the punchline: “Because in my country, just a simple hug with the man I love could send me to prison for more than 10 years.” That didn’t go over too well with a lot of people. I know most of...

Town to Install Alarm and Hose-Equipped Public Toilets to Soak People Who Try to Have Sex

“Porthcawl Prom 2” by crispenheadaches is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 A town in Wales is spending £170,000 ($206K) to equip public toilets with alarms and water hoses in order to discourage people from using them for public sex. The Guardian reports on what’s going down in the Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl: ‘Violent movement sensors would automatically open the doors and sound high-pitched alarms, with fine water jets soaking the interior. Weight-sensitive floors would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time, to safeguard against “inappropriate sexual activity and...
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Aaron Schock’s Beach Bro Says Former Congressman’s ‘Viewpoint Has Grown and Changed Significantly’

Instagram “influencer” Jeremy Cormier is speaking out after experiencing “bullying and personal hatred on a level that I would not wish on anyone” for posting an Instagram photo with disgraced former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock. View this post on Instagram Beach Bros A post shared by Jeremy Cormier (@jeremycormier) on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:32am PDT Said Cormier in a new post: “I realize the post I made the other day has gotten a lot of attention and raised questions about what I stand for. I’d like to address that...
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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Comes Out as Gay

Mayor Jim Watson / Facebook Ottawa, Canada Mayor Jim Watson has come out as gay at age 58 in an essay in the Ottawa Citizen. Watson noted that he was elected to the Ottawa City Council at age 30 and called his coming out 40 years too late. Watson has served as mayor for nine years. “My reluctance has not allowed me to live my life as full of love and adventure as my gay friends who were bolder and braver than I ever was,” said Watson. Watson called not...

A Cyberattack Could Wreak Destruction Comparable to a Nuclear Weapon

Photo by Nahel Abdul Hadi on Unsplash People around the world may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they’re missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging – and hackers are already laying the groundwork. With the U.S. and Russia pulling out of a key nuclear weapons pact – and beginning to develop new nuclear weapons – plus Iran tensions and North Korea again test-launching missiles, the global threat to civilization is high. Some fear a new nuclear arms race. That threat is serious – but...
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Greenland, Dave Salmoni, Miley Cyrus, Justin Carroll, Ghislaine Maxwell, Pete Buttigieg, Rashida Tlaib: HOT LINKS

GREENLAND. Trump wants to buy Greenland from Denmark. Denmark says it’s not for sale: “Talk of a Greenland purchase was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that the notion had been laughed off by some advisers as a joke but was taken more seriously by others in the White House.” PAUL KRUGMAN. Trumpanomics is a flop: “Neither I nor anyone else is predicting a replay of the 2008 crisis. It’s not even clear whether we’re heading for recession. But the bond...
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