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Another Matt Damon Hollyweird movie to avoid: "Downsizing"


Based upon Damon’s last movie, Suburbicon, seems that a lot of people are sick and tired of Damon and his politics.
Damon starred in Suburbicon, a libtard George Clooney-directed movie, which failed miserably at the box office. Suburbicon opened on October 27 and as of November 27 had made only $5,775,178. That is no surprise considering Clooney, Damon and the other “star,” gun-grabber Julianne Moore.
Matt Damon has another movie coming out on December 22: Downsizing. The premise of this picture, from Wikipedia:
Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to 5 inches (13 cm) tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small, but with one catch: the procedure cannot be reversed. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to become small and move to a new downsized community—a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. To Paul’s horror and outrage, he finds out that Audrey backed out at the last second. After the couple understands that they do not have a future together, they divorce and Paul must now figure out how to start his life over in a completely different world.”
Damon has been part of the Hollyweird machine that hid the Weinstein sex scandal, promoted gun control and generally been a hypocrite in the highest form. Examples:

Another Hollyweird movie I will not be seeing.
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12-year-old "transgender" boy changes his mind two years after "transitioning"


Yes, it was a mistake. Hope this young man gets the real medical/mental treatment he obviously needs.
From news.com.au: Patrick Mitchell just wanted to change everything about himself. Uncomfortable in his own skin, the young schoolboy felt like he didn’t quite fit. He was just seven years old when he felt like he first heard the phrase “trans”.
It was the start of an emotional journey which, five years later, would see him diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and beg his mother to let him transition into a girl.
“You wish you could just change everything about you, you just see any girl and you say ‘I’d kill to be like that’,” Patrick tells reporter Ross Coulthart in an interview to air on 60 Minutes on Sunday night.
But two years after taking estrogen hormones and growing his hair long in an effort to address the condition which put him at odds between his biological gender and his own identity, Patrick has changed his mind.
He’s stopped taking the oestrogen hormones which transformed his body and is preparing for surgery to remove the excess breast tissue to transition back into a boy, Woman’s Day reports.
Patrick was just 12 when he first voiced his mental torture to his family. It had been five years since he’d first heard the word ‘trans’, he says “and because I’d always identified with girls thought, well, this makes sense, I probably am a girl”.
As his conflict grew — both internally, and externally thanks to hitting puberty and being bullied at school — he’d stay up late at night researching trans people and what could be done to look more like a female.
“It was so hard to wake up every morning and see something new on my body, or that I’d grown. It was so depressing — I hated looking in the mirror. I didn’t know who the person staring back at me was.”
His mother, Alison, tells 60 Minutes she could see her son struggling. Finally, having seen a television story about transgender people, she gently broached the subject with her son. “I hadn’t even finished the sentence and he had the biggest smile on his face. I hadn’t seen him smile for months,” she said.
With a doctor’s diagnosis, she gave the go-ahead for Patrick to begin his transformation. “When he was young he would dress up in girls’ clothes and at one stage he did say to me could he be taken to the doctor to be made into a girl,” she said.
But at the start of this year, when teachers started referring to him as a girl, Patrick started feeling different. “I began to realise I was actually comfortable in my body. Every day I just felt better,” he says.
He again turned to his supportive mum. “He looked me in the eye and said ‘I’m just not sure that I am a girl’,” Alison says.
It was a massive twist in an emotional journey, and Alison has only admiration for her son.
“That moment … when you know it’s taken every drop of courage for that child to speak up … I didn’t know what the coming days would bring, but I knew his thoughts had caught up with his body,” she says.
h/t Weasel Zippers
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Actor Chris Hemsworth is an environmental warrior hypocrite

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Chris (center) and his buddies flying a private jet…


Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is probably best known for his role in Thor. He also claims to be an environmental warrior, especially for the oceans. From One Green Planet:
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth recently posted a photo on Instagram while collecting plastic waste from a beach. The image was also captioned with an important message about the problem. Hemsworth is now the Ambassador of the #100Islandsprotected project by Corona X Parlay and is “thrilled to be a part of this program.”
The actor stressed that he’s spent a great part of his life around the ocean. In the presence of this enormous natural body, he always felt calm, happy, and present. This proximity to the ocean and the big part it has played in Hemsworth’s life made him realize all the more our need to protect it. “My experience in the Maldives made it obvious how our short-term use of plastic has a long-term damaging effect on our oceans,” he wrote.
As the Ambassador of the project, he will focus on educating people about the negative effects plastic waste has on the oceans.
This is not, however, the first time the actor spoke up about the environmental issues. Earlier this year, he posted a picture with a member of the Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii who runs large-scale beach clean-ups. Before that, Hemsworth posted about vaquitas, a marine species that is now severely endangered due to illegal fishing and on the verge of total extinction. He also spoke against whaling back in 2015.
Guess what the ambassador of the oceans did on Saturday to get to the Comic Con festival in San Diego? He flew via private jet to the event. The picture above is from his Instagram account.
From the web site of the private jet company Chris was on, Zetta Jet:
We at Zetta Jet are dedicated to putting the luxury back into private travel, to personalizing private flight again.
I know that plastic in the oceans is a big problem and commend him for supporting that issue.
Chris wants us to believe he understands the solution to protect the world’s oceans yet he flies a private gas-guzzling and –emitter jet which contributes to climate change (and he frequently flies via this mode). If you’re going to talk the talk, walk the walk (or fly commercial).
Course I’m sure Leo is proud of him.
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ManBearPig claims climate battle just like fight against slavery, apartheid

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Yeah, no.
From Fox News: Global warming activist profiteer and former veep Al Gore likened the battle over climate change to humanity’s greatest struggles — like the fights against slavery, apartheid and nuclear proliferation — during a speech Thursday in Australia, according to a newly reported transcript.
In a July 13 speech to the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, the former vice president argued combating global warming was “in the tradition of all the great moral causes that have improved the circumstances of humanity throughout our history,” according to the website Climate Depot.
“The abolition of slavery, woman’s suffrage and women’s rights, the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the movement to stop the toxic phase of nuclear arms race and more recently the gay rights movement,” Gore said.
Marc Morano, executive editor for ClimateDepot.com, told Fox News he made an audio recording of Gore’s remarks because summit organizers prevented media from videotaping the event.
Morano, a former communications aide to climate change skeptic Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., also confirmed reports that security staff physically prevented people from taking photos with their cell phones.
It is not the first time Gore has drawn the parallel between global warming and civil rights. “The climate movement should be seen in the context of the great moral causes that have transformed and improved the outlook for humanity,” Gore said at an green energy awards ceremony in June.
“It was wrong to allow slavery to continue, it was wrong to deny women the right to vote, it was wrong to discriminate on the basis of skin color or who you fell in love with,” he continued.
In a 2013 interview with The Washington Post, Gore likened climate change “deniers” to alcoholic fathers who fly off the handle when the issue is mentioned.
The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned. It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace,” he explained.
Gore has been in Australia as part of a tour promoting the upcoming release of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the follow-up to the 2006 documentary on global warming.
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The Guardian: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer babies!

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The Guardian’s photo of choice/Stop Images

Notice the picture that The Guardian chose to use: it’s only white babies. What are they trying to tell us?
From The Guardian: The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most effective ways people can cut their carbon emissions.
The next best actions are selling your car, avoiding long flights (paging Leo), and eating a vegetarian diet. These reduce emissions many times more than common green activities, such as recycling, using low energy light bulbs or drying washing on a line. However, the high impact actions are rarely mentioned in government advice and school textbooks, researchers found.
Carbon emissions must fall to two tonnes of CO2 per person by 2050 to avoid severe global warming, but in the US and Australia emissions are currently 16 tonnes per person and in the UK seven tonnes. “That’s obviously a really big change and we wanted to show that individuals have an opportunity to be a part of that,” said Kimberly Nicholas, at Lund University in Sweden and one of the research team.
The new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, sets out the impact of different actions on a comparable basis. By far the biggest ultimate impact is having one fewer child, which the researchers calculated equated to a reduction of 58 tonnes of CO2 for each year of a parent’s life.
The figure was calculated by totting up the emissions of the child and all their descendants, then dividing this total by the parent’s lifespan. Each parent was ascribed 50% of the child’s emissions, 25% of their grandchildren’s emissions and so on.
“We recognise these are deeply personal choices. But we can’t ignore the climate effect our lifestyle actually has,” said Nicholas. “It is our job as scientists to honestly report the data. Like a doctor who sees the patient is in poor health and might not like the message ‘smoking is bad for you’, we are forced to confront the fact that current emission levels are really bad for the planet and human society.”
“In life, there are many values on which people make decisions and carbon is only one of them,” she added. “I don’t have children, but it is a choice I am considering and discussing with my fiance. Because we care so much about climate change that will certainly be one factor we consider in the decision, but it won’t be the only one.”
Read the rest of the story here.
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Oregon judge says all guns in U.S. should be dumped in ocean


From The Oregonian: As the killer stood before him, Judge Kenneth Walker couldn’t stay silent. “If I could I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean,” the judge told the defendant. “Nobody would have a gun. Not police, not security, not anybody. We should eliminate all of them. We could save 33,000 people a year if we didn’t have guns in this country.”
Marcell Lee Daniel Jr. had unleashed 30 bullets during an afternoon drive-by shooting of an innocent man on a North Portland sidewalk. The man, Andrew Coggins Jr., 24, died.
The judge kept going. “Australia after a major shooting rounded up all the guns, and they haven’t had near the death that we do here in this country,” he said.
The judge was referring to tighter gun controls in Australia in response to a 1996 mass shooting by a lone gunman who killed 35. Australia responded by buying back or seizing a million existing firearms and making it more difficult to buy new ones. News reports marking the 20th anniversary of gun reforms state there have been no mass shootings — defined as 5 or more people — since.
“I just saw last night a statistic that 11,000 people in America are murdered each year and another 20,000 commit suicide with guns,” Walker said, referring to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“They are a scourge of this country and no one should have one as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “There’s no defense to guns. There’s just absolutely no reason to have them. But it is a right of people in this country to own and possess them, and I will not say anything to affect that right.”
Walker, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for nearly 10 years and a criminal defense attorney before that for 25 years, sentenced Daniel to 17 1/2 years in prison.
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h/t Weasel Zippers
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#WaronWomen: Hollyweird actress Rebel Wilson Tweets about her single-life status, blames "bikini-clad" women

You probably don’t know much about Rebel Wilson, an actress that hails from Australia. She’s starred in some comedies such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. She’s also a failed spokesman for Jenny Craig.

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Rebel Wilson


She is also a liar. In May 2015 it was revealed her real age was 35, despite claiming she was 29. “The Australian Securities and Investment Commission show that Rebel was born in 1980, the Sydney Morning Herald confirmed. That means she’s six years older than she’s been claiming to be.”
Now she’s trying to get even with the skinny girls that make her life miserable, or something like that.
Via Daily Mail: Rebel Wilson took to Twitter on Sunday to air her frustrations about her single life. The Bridesmaids actress wrote: ‘Why do guys always go for those bikini-clad vapid skanks? And not the smart, successful Australian girls??’
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But her social media rant ruffled the feathers of some of her 2.6 million followers who were unhappy she pointed to other woman as the issue and called her out on slut-shaming.
The 36-year-old was bombarded with replies and one Twitter user wrote: ‘Why do girls feed the need to slut-shame others? It’s not nice, Rebel.’ Another account user, Nell added: ‘calling other women skanks isn’t cool, rebel. be better than slut-shaming’ and the post was favourited over 138 times.
‘Slut shaming and being body negative to another group of girls isn’t going to change anything. Come on,’ replied another Twitter user.   Meanwhile, another tweet simply read: ‘so much for the sisterhood’.
The Australian actress was last linked to comedian Mickey Gooch Jr. but the pair split in September 2015 and she has been single since.  Rebel and Mickey first went public with their relationship in May after attending several hockey games together but their romance was short lived. Earlier this year Rebel revealed she made the decision to end their relationship so she could concentrate on her booming acting career. 
In February the Pitch Perfect star told The Daily Telegraph ‘I obviously chose career over relationships and I don’t regret that decision one bit.’ The Australian actress continued: ‘A lot of my friends who are married now wish they’d taken the same path — where you really went after your career and your dreams. ‘That’s not to say both are mutually exclusive, because you can have it all if you want to,’ she added.
Her career has gone from strength to strength in recent months and after landing a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is now starring as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls performing at London’s West End.
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This actress also believes that the “US Should ‘Follow Australia’s Example’ on Gun Laws.” From a 2015 interview she said:
I don’t like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia’s example re gun laws. I don’t remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there’s a shooting. I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD – going out to the movies 2 have fun. If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings.”
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Girlfriend obviously hasn’t been to Chiraq.
And this girl has never paid to see one of her movies and I never will.
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Creation: Galah

Eolophus roseicapillus

Galah1Galah2Galah3Pics taken by RachaelB, in Victoria, Australia

The Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus), also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, found in almost all parts of mainland Australia. The word galah is derived from Australian Aboriginal languages.
Galahs are about 14 in long and weigh 270–350 g. The genders appear similar, but the male has very dark brown (almost black) irises, and the female has medium-brown or red irises. The colors of juvenile galahs are duller than the adults.
Flocks of galahs will often congregate and forage on foot for food in open grassy areas. These birds nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually two or five in a clutch. The eggs are incubated for about 25 days, and both the male and female share the incubation. The chicks leave the nest about 49 days after hatching.
Like most other cockatoos — and unlike too many humans — Galahs are monogamous and form strong lifelong bonds with their partners.
H/t Project Noah
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Creation: Noisy Miner

Manorina melanocephala

Noisy Miner1Noisy Miner2Noisy Miner3Pics taken by Mark Ridgway, in Victoria, Australia.

The Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) is a cross-eyed, noisy little bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae.

Endemic to eastern and southeastern Australia, including Tasmania, the Noisy Miner is about 9.4–11 inches long, with a wingspan of 14–18 in, and weighing 2.5–2.8 oz. It has a mottled grey breast, dark brown wings, and a black mask with yellow behind each eye which gives the bird a cross-eyed appearance.

As the common name suggests, the Noisy Miner is a vocal species with a large range of songs, calls, scoldings and alarms, and almost constant vocalizations particularly from young birds. They are gregarious, territorial, and communal — forming colonies of several hundred birds that forage, bathe, roost, breed and defend their territory. Each bird has an “activity space” and birds with overlapping activity spaces form associations called “coteries,” the most stable units within the colony. The birds also form temporary coalitions for specific activities such as mobbing a predator. Group cohesion is facilitated by vocalizations and ritualized displays.

Foraging in the canopy of trees and on trunks and branches and on the ground, the Noisy Miner mainly eats nectar, fruit and insects. Courtship and copulation are a frenzied communal event. The bird breeds all year long, building a deep cup-shaped nest and laying two to four eggs. Incubation is by the female only, although up to twenty male helpers take care of the nestlings and fledglings.

H/t Project Noah

~Eowyn

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Let's See If We Can Start Your Tuesday Off With A Chuckle.

 
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A guy asked a girl in a university library, “Do you mind if I sit beside you?
The girl replied with a loud voice, “I DON ‘T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH YOU!”
All the students in the library started staring at the guy. He was truly embarrassed.
After a couple of minutes the girl walked quietly to the guy’s table and said, “I study psychology,
and I know what a man is thinking. I guess you felt embarrassed, right?
The guy then responded with a loud voice, $500 FOR ONE NIGHT? THAT’S TOO MUCH!
All the people in the library looked at the girl in shock.
The guy whispered in her ear, “I study law, and I know how to screw people”.

 ~Steve~                       H/T     I_Man..   Again   LOL
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