Mighty Mary by Max Davine

Story Summary: Mary was a circus elephant. The Star of the West. She could dance, play the trumpet and pleased crowds wherever she went. In 1916, after a disastrous Wild West show in Erwin Tennessee, acts against Mary the five-ton Indian elephant would go down in history as one of the most disturbing and bizarre cases of animal cruelty the world has ever seen. But, Mary had a life before the circus. She was free once. Part of a wild herd. During the British Raj, she was captured, trained and sent to America to become a spectacle. Along the way,…

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Silent Spring – Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War by Patrick Hogan

Book Summary: What would you say if I told you there are disturbing things the US Government hasn’t told you about the Vietnam War and doesn’t want you to know? Things such as all the rainbow-colored pesticides and the disabling effect they had on US service personnel. Silent Spring – Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War, is an account of war – a tale of anger and determination – a chronicle written in sorrow and hope. It’s the story of countless veterans who served in Vietnam and could even be your story. While the book is categorized as a memoir,…

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My 41 Photos That Capture The World From The Air

In 2013 my photographic activity took a turn towards artistic photography and I managed to become an EAAFR (The Association of Romanian Artist Photographers) artist and E.FIAP/b artist (Excellence of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique), managing to obtain 685 prizes (185 gold medals/1st place/trophies) in 58 countries. I had several individual and group photography exhibitions.  I have also participated as a judge in Bulgaria, Croatia, Ecuador, Denmark, Georgia, China (2 times), Italy, Australia, India, Singapore and Romania.  I would like to show how I shoot from the air… For these pictures, I won several gold medals around the world,…

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UK law review eyes abusive trends like deepfaked porn and cyber flashing

The UK government has announced the next phase of a review of the law around the making and sharing of non-consensual intimate images, with ministers saying they want to ensure it keeps pace with evolving digital tech trends. The review is being initiated in response to concerns that abusive and offensive communications are on the rise, as a result of it becoming easier to create and distribute sexual images of people online without their permission. Among the issues the Law Commission will consider are so-called ‘revenge porn’, where intimate images of a person are shared without their consent; deepfaked porn,…

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Justin Bieber Choreographer Emma Portner Accuses Him Of ‘Degrading Women’

Justin Bieber has lambasted the pop star on social media, accusing him of degrading women and paying her “less than minimum wage.” “I couldn’t afford to eat. I was sweeping studio floors to be able to practice my own craft. The way you degrade women is an abomination.” Portner, whose partner is actress Ellen Page, posted the accusations on the heels of Bieber expressing his support for manager Scooter Braun. Braun is currently In light of “You religiously go to a church that does not support the LGBTQ+ community,” wrote Portner. “Your company hired an out lesbian in your music…

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Graham Brown Questions for Disorder by Johan Fundin

  Which book (or other media) would you say is your largest influence? It’s impossible to mention just one book or film. My favourite plot structures—the premises of novels and movies which inspire me—revolve around high-tech corporate conflicts and conspiracies, medical horror and suspense, and overambitious mad scientist protagonists. Examples of favourite books are Coma (Robin Cook, 1977), Watchers (Dean Koontz, 1987) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (H. G. Wells, 1896). My favourite films are The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986), Hollow Man (Paul Verhoeven, 2000) and Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982). What part of the book was the most…

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Lesath by A. M. Kherbash

Book Summary: Amateur journalist Greg travels to a remote mountain area to investigate rumors of a sinister building only to find himself imprisoned there. As he tries to escape, he evinces symptoms of a strange affliction, and struggles to remain conscious while maintaining an uncertain hold on reality. Amazon Link – https://amzn.to/2A5KYBi Good Reads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45173036-lesath Advance Praise: “Kherbash adroitly conjures an atmosphere of menacing uncertainty” — Kirkus Reviews “An /X-Files/-esque read tinged with elements of /Shutter Island/, /Inception/, and the Agent Pendergast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Every page will leave you questioning what is true and…

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40 Parents Are Sharing All The Hilariously Absurd Reasons Why Their Kids Cry, And You Couldnt Make Them Up (New Pics)

Because we know this, we are allowed to laugh at the seemingly cataclysmic situations that these kids find themselves in. Although it might seem that someone is about to die, that kid just isn’t allowed to eat the cat food. Or throw books at her parents face. Or any of the other absurd reasons why kids decide to throw a major wobbly. As a sequel to our previous post, we here at Bored Panda have made another list of the hilariously ridiculous reasons why kids cry, so scroll down below to check it out and share your own stories in the comments!…

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George R.R. Martin Finally Clears Up His Plans for Game Of Thrones’ Ending

The Game of Thrones finale finally came around to shake the world on Sunday. As fans found themselves bittersweet, angered, and sometimes actually pleased; you might say the show found a little bit of controversy with how it all wrapped up. That being said, George R.R. Martin finally stepped forward to offer his thoughts and clarifications on what Game Of Thrones fans can hope for with the ending in the books.  If you’re hungry for more Game of Thrones content, please go relive that epic water bottle fail in the Game of Thrones finale on Sunday. Absolutely gold. Maybe a metaphor…

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The Theresa May story

Theresa May to resign as prime minister Ministerial resignations and parliamentary rebellions that would have spelled the end for a prime minister in normal times seemed to bounce off her. She ploughed on, seemingly oblivious to the chaos around her, telling MPs “nothing has changed” and promising to deliver on the “will” of British people, even as her power over Parliament and control of her warring party drained away to nothing. It might have been different had she managed to win the 2017 general election. Image copyright Theresa May Image caption Theresa May married her husband Philip in 1980 Date…

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