Former President Jimmy Carter was caught smooching his wife Rosalynn at an Atlanta Braves game earlier this evening.
Cute video alert:
Carter announced last month that had melanoma that had spread throughout his body. He looked real good tonight though.
H/T– The Hill
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Sorry for the misleading headline, but this is important.
Please take a seat.
Can we get you something to drink?
Want a bottle of water? It’s all we got. Are you sure? Ok, suit yourself then.
We have all gathered here today because people keep believing stupid things they read on the Internet.
I don’t know what it means, but it ain’t good for society.
Hundreds of thousands of people have recently clicked on stories that claim that Leonardo Dicaprio was literally raped by a bear in the Revenant (talk about Oscar level commitment that would have been), claim that Miley Cyrus died and that Casey Anthony was murdered and found in the back of a pickup truck.
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None of them are at all true and yet they have made money for sleazy Internet mud purveyors who hide in the shadows of anonymity.
These fake stories are everywhere and by all accounts, people believe them.
In a world where anyone can create a website that looks legitimate with only a few hours of work, anything is possible.
But this faux story really takes the cake.
A BS news website called the McKenzie Post wrote a junky little fake news item titled “Katy Perry is Moving to Wetumpka, Alabama.” Within a week, the story had been shared hundreds of times on social media and has racked up nearly 150 comments of mostly excited people looking forward to meeting their new star neighbor.
But let’s be clear about one thing. Katy Perry is not moving to Wetumpka, Alabama. Because of course she isn’t!
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“Not a lot of people have heard of the small town of Wetumpka, Alabama, but superstar Katy Perry happens to be one of them,” the fake news item reads. “Located about 20 miles outside of Montgomery, Alabama, Wetumpka is a peaceful town filled with people who have almost no connection to the LA lifestyle that Katy Perry wants to escape and that’s exactly what she likes about it.”
Now to be fair, the piece is written in such a way that it could seem legit to a person who is not spending much time thinking about the context or basic reality.
“I want a farm, I want cattle, I want chickens!” a fake quote attributed to Katy Perry reads. “I’m not giving up my career, I just want to move to a place that feels so different than what I’ve been used to all my life. For me, that place is Wetumpka, Alabama.”
But don’t feel bad Alabama.
In both of those instances, hundreds of people also shared the nearly identical fake news item.
Maybe we should teach students in class on how to better evaluate sources?
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Over the past couple of days one of the top trending hashtags on twitter has been #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou.
Using the hashtag, women online have been able to share their experiences of past emotionally and mentally abusive relationships, helping to break the stigma that a relationship has to be physically violent to be considered abusive.
In only 140 characters women from around the world have told the horrifying and true reality that some must face every day.
For such a long time many people believed that in order to be considered an abusive relationship, there has to be a physical element to it.
Women who were in mentally and emotionally abusive relationships genuinely believed that if they did not have bruises or marks to show for it, that they weren’t being abused.
This idea is what for years kept women with the men who would insult, degrade, and humiliate them on a regular basis.
But using the hashtag women are banding together and taking a stand. These tweets are bringing to light elements of abuse that thousands of women always considered to just be typical parts of being in a relationship.
They want to redefine what it means to be abused. Be called degrading names, being manipulated and controlled, and broken down by someone that “loves you” isn’t normal. It isn’t something any one should have to take.
Being made to feel lesser or not good enough by a significant other is not being loved. It is abuse.
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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is not exactly known as a man of the people.
After all, this is the guy who had his own uncle shot because he somehow ran afoul of his nephew’s views. And oh yeah, many people in his country are starving to death and have nearly no rights to speak of.
That’s why the news out this morning that Kim doesn’t use public restrooms when he travels around his country but instead uses portable toilets built into all of his large vehicles is not really that surprising. But it does speak to the level at which Kim is kept inside an ivory tower in the regime.
According to the Daily NK (and republished by the Guardian), Kim is never that far away from a toilet.
“The restrooms are not only in Kim Jong Un’s personal train but whatever small or midsize cars he is traveling with and even in special vehicles that are designed for mountainous terrain or snow,” a source close to the Escort Command who guards the leader told the Daily NK. “There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his restroom.”
Kim took power after the death of his father in 2011 and is the scion to a cult of personality that has ruled the dictatorial communist nation since 1948. As such, Kim is projected as a god like figure to the North Korean public and a source told the Daily NK that it would be “unfathomable” to imagine the Supreme Leader using a public restroom.
“He has to travel around the entire country for field guidance, so there always needs to be a personal restroom exclusively for the Suryeong [Supreme Leader] Kim Jong Un,” the source told Daily NK. “It is unthinkable in a Suryeong-based society for him to have to use a public restroom just because he travels around the country.”
More from the Daily NK story:
“The source went on to explain that preparation for ‘No. 1 events’ that involve the leader is as elaborate as can be, including his use of the restroom. Because the matter requires absolute secrecy, it can also be one of the most challenging and sensitive issues for members of the Escort Command.
Another reason why the leader uses exclusive facilities is for periodic examination of his urine and fecal matter to ensure the leader is free of illness and in overall good health, according to the source.”
In more serious North Korea news, CNN is reporting that another close advisor to Kim may have been purged in recent days, sparking additional questions about the leaders grip on power.
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