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    Kanye West

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    Kanye West

    Wtf is that endless meltdown about Drake on Twitter? He really needs to check himself into a long term treatment center with no phone/internet access!
  3. Trump the slut shaming pig still at it. Lol at Gillibrand’d tweet getting 5x more RTs/LIKES than his tweet.
  4. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/religion/pope-francis-says-he-s-worried-about-homosexuality-priesthood-n942726 Pope Francis says he's worried about homosexuality in the priesthood Francis was quoted as describing homosexuality within the walls of seminaries, convents and other religious places as "a very serious question." Dec. 2, 2018 / 2:09 PM EST By Reuters and The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and priests who are gay should be celibate or leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis said in a new book. Francis made the comments in a book-length interview with Spanish priest Fernando Prado called “The Strength of Vocation,” in which he discusses the challenges of being a priest or nun today. The pope said in the book that homosexuality in the Church “is something that worries me." It is due to be published this week in several languages. An advance copy of the Spanish version was provided to NBC News by a Vatican spokesperson and the Italian version was made available to Reuters. The Vatican did not comment on the content of the book. “The question of homosexuality is a very serious one,” he said, adding that those entrusted with training men to be priests must be certain that candidates are “humanly and emotionally mature” before they can be ordained. "In our societies, it even seems homosexuality is fashionable. And this mentality, in some way, also influences the life of the church," Francis was quoted as telling his interviewer. Francis is quoted in the book as commenting on a clergyman who had told him that having gays in Catholic religious housing "isn't so grave" because it's "only an expression of affection." That reasoning "is in error," Francis said. "In consecrated life and priestly life, there is no room for this kind of affection." “For this reason, the Church urges that persons with this rooted tendency not be accepted into (priestly) ministry or consecrated life,” he said. He urged homosexuals who are already priests or nuns to be celibate and responsible to avoid creating scandal. “It is better that they leave the priesthood or the consecrated life rather than live a double life,” he said. The pope has warned Italian bishops in the past to vet seminarians closely and reject those they suspect might be gay. Still, Francis, as he has in the past, stressed that gay Catholics contribute to the life of the church. He said the church must always remember that "they are persons who will live in the service of the church, of the Christian community, of the people of God. Let's never forget this perspective." Francis in his papacy has sought to stress that while obeying church teachings, the faithful must also be compassionate and open to others with different views. Catholic teaching considers homosexual activity sinful, and that everyone, except married heterosexual couples, should abstain from sex. The mid-August interview with Francis was conducted less than two weeks before Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Vatican, threw the Church into turmoil with a bombshell statement against the pope and Vatican officials on Aug. 26. Vigano said a “homosexual network” existed in the Vatican, whose members helped promote each other’s careers in the Church. He also accused the pope of having ignored alleged sexual misconduct with adult male seminarians by former American cardinal Theodore McCarrick, 88. The Vatican said Vigano’s accusations were riddled with “calumny and defamation.” The Catholic Church has been haunted for more than two decades by evidence of thousands of cases of sexual abuse of minors by clergy around the world, in countries ranging from the United States to Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Chile. In July, McCarrick became the first cardinal to resign in nearly 100 years after U.S. Church officials said allegations made in a separate investigation that he had sexually abused a 16-year-old boy almost 50 years ago were credible and substantiated. McCarrick has said he had no recollection of the alleged abuse of the minor, but has not commented on the allegations of misconduct with the seminarians, which allegedly took place decades ago.
  5. British surgery addict spends almost $170,000 to look like real-life Ken doll Rodrigo Alves' near-death experience won't put a stop to his quest for plastic perfection. The 30-year-old Londoner, who has had 20 cosmetic procedures, said he would probably have more surgeries in the future. BY Victoria Taylor / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:07 PM Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:36 PM Rodrigo Alves has had 12 major operations and eight minor cosmetic procedures. A Brazilian-born flight attendant who wants to live in a Barbie world has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures to look like a human Ken doll. Rodrigo Alves, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed plastic surgery addict, has spent some 100,000 British pounds, about $168,850, on his obsession, according to SWNS. His numerous surgeries include three nose jobs, jaw liposuction, calf shaping, pectoral implants and a six-pack-sculpting operation. He also goes for Botox twice a year and takes collagen tablets, anti-water retention pills and hair growth supplements, SWNS reported. Alves, who lives in London and describes himself as a “worldwide socialite” on his Instagram page, said Barbie’s beau looks like the “ideal man.” “With Ken everything is exactly in the right place, his back, his biceps, his jawline,” he told SWNS. “So of course I’d like to look like him. He’s perfect!” But Alves’ quest for a life in plastic nearly killed him. In January, he developed an infection after a doctor injected a gel into his arms and had to spend three weeks in a Brazilian hospital. “It nearly got to the stage where they were talking about chopping my arm off. The doctors said if the bacteria had gone to my heart I would have died,” he said. He eventually recovered and returned to England, where he saw a therapist who said he had body dysmorphia, a body-image disorder characterized by an obsession with one's appearance and imperfections, whether real or imagined. “Hopefully the therapy will help me not to have this desire to keep enhancing and changing myself and having fillers. It's all very painful,” he said. Thirty-year-old Londoner Rodrigo Alves admits he will likely have more cosmetic operations. Rodrigo Alves calls Barbie’s doll beau, Ken, the ‘ideal man,’ adding, ‘Of course I’d like to look like him. He’s perfect!’ Even though his near-death experience has made him think twice about going under the knife, Alves admits he will likely have more surgeries. “I haven’t yet found an answer to my addiction. It’s just so difficult to control,” he said. “I’d like to make my shoulders bigger, my bum rounder, my pecs larger and probably another nose job,” he said.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    Baby and his stupid wall!
  7. I stream music frequently throughout the day every day. I can’t even remember the last time I bought or even played an actual CD!
  8. https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/12/07/nuns-pilfer-half-a-million-dollars-from-catholic-school-to-gamble-in-vegas/ Nuns Pilfer Half A Million Dollars From Catholic School To Gamble In Vegas LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CBSDFW.COM/CBS Local) – Two longtime nuns at St. James Catholic School in Torrance allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations, perhaps spending some of the money on trips and gambling at casinos while telling parents the school was operating on a shoestring budget, officials and parents told the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang were embezzling from the school for at least 10 years, the Press-Telegram reports. Kreuper, who retired as the school’s principal earlier in 2018, handled all tuition checks and fees. She allegedly withheld some checks and deposited them into a secret account only she and Chang were aware of. While investigators found the two gave some of the stolen money back to the school, the rest was used for their “personal gain.” They kept up the charade, telling parents that the school was operating on a tight budget, all the while using the embezzled funds for lavish vacations and trips to the casino. The report claims the archdiocese and the church are not pursuing criminal charges after the nuns said they’re sorry.
  9. https://pix11.com/2018/11/30/radio-station-stops-playing-baby-its-cold-outside-amid-me-too-movement/ Radio station stops playing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ amid #MeToo movement POSTED 10:59 AM, NOVEMBER 30, 2018, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 11:07AM, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 CLEVELAND — A Cleveland radio station has stopped playing “Baby It's Cold Outside" this holiday season after it says listeners voiced concern about the song’s predatory undertones amid the #MeToo movement. WDOK Christmas 102.1 pulled the song from its around-the-clock rotation of Christmas music this week after receiving a call from a listener who suggested it is inappropriate in 2018. The call-and-response song written in the 1940s includes a woman singing that she has to leave a man’s house as he tries to lure her to stay. In the song, the female sings “I really can’t stay,” to which the man responds, “but baby, it’s cold outside.” Other lyrics include the woman singing “say, what’s in this drink?” and “I simply must go… the answer is no.” “It wasn't really our decision. It's the decision of our listeners,” WDOK midday host Desiray told WJW, noting that the Christmas lineup is decided by the station’s listeners. The station said it posted a poll about the song on its website and a clear majority of respondents supported the decision to remove the song from the station’s lineup. Poll results were not visible on the station's website. However, a poll on the station's Facebook page showed that among more than 600 votes by Thursday night, 94 percent of respondents favored playing the song while just 6 percent felt it was inappropriate. “People might say, ‘oh, enough with that #MeToo,’ but if you really put that aside and listen to the lyrics, it's not something I would want my daughter to be in that kind of a situation,” Desiray said. “The tune might be catchy, but let's maybe not promote that sort of an idea.” Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President and CEO Sondra Miller said the organization supports the decision. “I think it's taking a 2018 lens on a song that was written a very long time ago,” she said, adding that the move reflects evolving values. Societal norms were different when the song was written. An unmarried woman staying at a man’s house was scandalous, even if she wanted to. In the song, the woman expresses concern about what others may think of her spending the night, as the man tries to convince her to stay. While some might view the song and its lyrics as a playful, coy back-and-forth from another time, Miller said it may have a different meaning to a rape survivor. “It really pushed the line of consent,” Miller said. “The character in the song is saying ‘no,’ and they're saying well, ‘does no really mean yes?’ and I think in 2018 what we know is consent is ‘yes’ and if you get a ‘no,’ it means ‘no’ and you should stop right there.” Miller said the song is an example of the rape culture in which we live, and the first step to preventing sexual violence is to change that. Here are the full lyrics: I really can't stay (but baby, it's cold outside) I've got to go away (but baby, it's cold outside) This evening has been (been hoping that you'd drop in) So very nice (i'll hold your hands, they're just like ice) My mother will start to worry (beautiful what's your hurry?) My father will be pacing the floor (listen to the fireplace roar) So really I'd better scurry (beautiful please don't hurry) But maybe just a half a drink more (put some records on while I pour) The neighbors might think (baby, it's bad out there) Say what's in this drink? (no cabs to be had out there) I wish I knew how (your eyes are like starlight now) To break this spell (i'll take your hat, your hair looks swell) I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?) At least I'm gonna say that I tried (what's the sense in hurtin' my pride?) I really can't stay (oh baby don't hold out) But baby, it's cold outside I simply must go (but baby, it's cold outside) The answer is no (but baby, it's cold outside) Your welcome has been(how lucky that you dropped in) So nice and warm (look out the window at this dawn) My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious) My brother will be there at the door (waves upon the tropical shore) My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious) But maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before) I've gotta get home (but baby, you'd freeze out there) Say lend me a coat (it's up to your knees out there) You've really been grand (i thrill when you touch my hand) But don't you see? (how can you do this thing to me?) There's bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my lifelong sorrow) At least there will be plenty implied (if you got pnuemonia and died) I really can't stay (get over that old out) Baby, it's cold Baby, it's cold outside
  10. This is getting posted around online as a joke but with the way things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if these songs do end up banned for these reasons in future Christmas seasons. 1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: Subjecting minors to softcore porn. 2. The Christmas Song: Open fire? Pollution. Folks dressed up like Eskimos? Cultural appropriation. 3. Holly Jolly Christmas: Kiss her once for me? Unwanted advances; Sexual-harassment. 4. White Christmas: Racist. 5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Sees you when you’re sleeping? Knows when you’re awake? Peeping Tom, creepy stalker. 6. Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Everyone telling you to be in a good mood? Forced to hide depression. 7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Outright bullying. 8. It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas: Forced gender-specific gifts: Dolls for Janice and Jen and boots and pistols (GUNS!) for Barney and Ben. 9. Santa Baby: Gold digger, blackmail. 10. Frosty the Snowman: Sexist; not a snowwoman. 11. Do You Hear What I Hear: Blatant disregard for the hearing impaired. 12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Make the yuletide GAY? Wow, just wow! 13. Jingle Bell Rock: Giddy up jingle horse, pick up your feet: Animal abuse. 14. Mistletoe and Holly: Overeating, folks stealing a kiss or two? How did this song ever see the light of day? 15. Winter Wonderland: Parson Brown demanding they get married…forced partnership. Soliciting pre-arranged marriages. 16. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer: Condoning road rage. Promoting violence.
  11. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/12/05/baby-its-cold-outside-banned-more-radio-stations-causing-uproar/2213458002/ More radio stations ban 'Baby It's Cold Outside' amid #MeToo controversy HANNAH YASHAROFF | USA TODAY 11:48 a.m. EST Dec. 5, 2018 In the wake of many sexual harassment claims, is 2017 the year we retire ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’? USA TODAY Across the country, radio stations and their listeners continue to debate what should be done about the 1944 Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside." The tune made headlines this holiday season when Cleveland radio station WDOK announced it would cease playing the song after some listeners complained its lyrics hadn't aged well amid the #MeToo movement. Now radio stations all around the United States are beginning to follow suit, with mixed reactions from listeners. A station in San Francisco, 96.5 KOIT, banned "Baby It's Cold Outside" on Monday, citing the Cleveland station's decision as well as feedback from its own listeners. However, the decision was met with uproar, and now the station is allowing listeners to vote on the fate of the song via a poll on its website through Dec. 10. According to 96.5 KOIT's website, the ban was met with "hundreds of comments on social media and via email demanding that 'Baby It's Cold Outside' be placed back to the Christmas Playlist." Meanwhile, KOSI 101.1 in Colorado, marketed as "Denver's Holiday Station," originally pulled the song due to listener complaints but has since reversed its decision. According to apress release from the station Tuesday, a poll with over 15,000 responses found listeners to be overwhelmingly in support of the song. "Respondents voted 95 percent in favor of us keeping the song as part of KOSI 101.1's tradition of playing all of your holiday favorites," Program Director Jim Lawson said in the release. "While we are sensitive to those who may be upset by some of the lyrics, the majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive." A former Atlanta radio program director noted this is not an entirely new concept. His station, as well as others, "pulled this song 5+ years ago for the same reason." "We didn't turn it into public debate, or turn it into a ratings stunt," Tony Lorino wrote in a Facebook post. "We just knew it was the right thing to do for the audience we served and quietly removed the song from the playlist. (And, we never got complaints for *not* playing it, either; we had plenty of other great Christmas songs to play, after all.)" The debate also reached Canada, where multiple radio broadcasters have pulled the song from their holiday lineups. Nicola Makoway, a representative for CBC Radio, told The Toronto Star that the song would be officially removed Tuesday at midnight with "no plans to play it going forward." Meanwhile in Cleveland where the controversy began, WDOK said a poll on its website showed a majority of listeners supported the ban when the decision to retire the song was made. A poll on the WDOK Facebook page now shows overwhelming support to bring the song back. "When the song was written in 1944, it was a different time, but now while reading it, it seems very manipulative and wrong," wrote Glenn Anderson, one of the station's hosts, in a post on the WDOK website. "The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place." Those against the song say it promotes date rape, describing a man pressuring a woman to stay despite her adamantly telling him "no, no, no." Other lyrics like "say, what's in this drink?" have also raised eyebrows. Supporters of "Baby It's Cold Outside" argue that context is important. When the song was written over 70 years ago, unmarried women would be ostracized for spending the night alone with a man, which made it important to appear as though it was solely the man's idea. Hence lyrics like "my mother will start to worry" and "the neighbors might think..."
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