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What One Woman Did With Her Amputated Foot

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Kristi Loyall of Oklahoma lost her foot to cancer, but she didn’t lose her lust for life or her sense of humor. Loyall asked the medical staff if she could keep her amputated appendage, and then paid to have it professionally cleaned, sanitized, and wired together. Now her skeletal foot and her leg from the…

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Swedes In Pig Masks Give Whole New Meaning To The Word ‘Porking’

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Insjön, a tiny Swedish hamlet with only 2,000 residents, is the center of a bizarre incident involving pigs, lasers, and the hit game, Pokémon Go. Two teenage boys were playing Pokémon Go, and trying to catch ’em all around 10:30 pm near a local lake when they ran into a couple wearing rubber pig masks. The…

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This World Leader Built a Pillow Fort In His Official Office

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The CBC, Canadas national broadcasting corporation, ran a competition for the countries children. The prize was to be Prime Minister for the day and entrants had to write about what they would do if they were Prime Minister. The winner, five-year-old Bella, wrote: “As Prime Minster, I would make sure everyone has homes and everyone…

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It’s The First Time This Ever Happened At A World Leaders Summit

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Sometimes it is the little moments that turn out to be huge. One such moment occurred on Thursday at the NATO summit in Brussels. As is traditional, the spouses of the world leaders in attendance gathered for a group photo. Nothing new there. What was wonderful is that without pomp or fanfare Luxembourg’s ‘first gentleman’ Gauthier…

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Heartbreaking Note From A Five Year Old Boy Sparks Internet Search

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Chrissy Marie Wright had her windchime stolen which is not the kind of story that makes international headlines, but this theft came with a twist. Walking out onto her porch the following morning, Chrissy found this note: “I am sorry that we stole your windchimes our mom died and liked butterflies so my sister took…

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What Was The Fate Of This ‘Utter B*stard Of A Cat?’

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Animal shelters usually write cute and endearing descriptions of their residents, sharing their likes and dislikes and quirks of their personalities. An Austrailian organization, Cats Of Melbourne, is no different, except in the case of “Lord Bigglesworth” where they dropped the cute and endearing part and replaced it with brutally honest and terrifying. According to the…

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This UFC Fighters Post Fight Interview Was A First

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Jessica Andrade, a UFC strawweight contender, had just fought champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a title match in Dallas. Unfortunately for Andrade, her title bid was unsuccessful, and she lost the UFC 211 fight by way of a unanimous decision. As is the tradition after title bids, the unsuccessful fighter was interviewed in the ring. In…

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Ivanka Trump Discusses Human Trafficking

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While President Trump was delivering a commencement address to US Coast Guard Academy graduates in Connecticut, a roundtable about human trafficking was held at the White House. Attended by Democrats and Republicans, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the meeting was chaired by respected politician and human trafficking expert Ivanka Trump. The White House pool report…

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Phantom Bookstore Wag Wins With Best Display Ever

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The “First Daughter” Ivanka Trump has released a second book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success and it has met with reviews that range from “vapid” and “witless” to “a strawberry milkshake of inspirational quotes” and “a grab-bag of generic work-life advice for upper-middle-class white women.” It reads like a strange Pinterest board put together…

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Woman Dying Of Breast Cancer Does Dream Wedding Shoot Solo (VIDEO)

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In 2011 Q May Chen was declared cancer free after a grueling battle with stage two breast cancer. However, two years later, in 2015, cancer returned, and this time it was terminal. Q May had always dreamt of what her wedding photos would be like. As a child, she had imagined herself in a beautiful gown, carefully posed…

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Could You Really Walk Past As Many As 1600 Murderers In A Lifetime?

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A while ago someone on the internet was musing, as you do, about how many of the people you might walk past every day could be murders. This question was asked on Reddit and true to form, somebody out there worked out you could walk past more than 1600 murderers in your lifetime, but how…

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Take A Dump Like A Trump On One Of These Golden Toilets

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When a series of golden toilets have begun popping up around Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana nobody was entirely sure what exactly was going on. It was clearly political, each toilet and “Take a Trump!” written on its tanks but who had created and placed the toilets and why was a mystery. Under the lid of each toilet…

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Chinese Cha-Ching For The Kushner’s As They Sell US Visas In Beijing (VIDEO)

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As hard working Mexican families who have lived and worked in the States for decades, are torn apart and needlessly deported, the family of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is selling an easy route to citizenship to wealthy Chinese business people. If you can invest $500,000 in a Kushner construction project, they will do all…

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White House Press Briefings Will Now Be Blander Without Spicey

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The internet’s favorite village idiot, Sean Spicer, has been temporarily dropped from giving the daily press briefings at the White House. The man who brought us “Joe Trudeau,” “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe,” and “holocaust centers” has been replaced by Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Saunders…

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Fake News Plus Russians Equals Tsunami Nukes Off Of New York

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Apparently, the Russian government is learning about the dissemination of disinformation and “fake news” from the US government. In an “accidental” revelation by a Russian ex-colonel turned tabloid military commentator, we discovered that Russia had seeded the Atlantic with sneaky smart nukes that are strategically planted to cause tsunamis. Russian  Viktor Baranetz told the Russain paper Komsomolskaya…

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Mystery Barber Kidnaps And Shaves P*ssies In Virginia

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A Police Service in Virginia is at a loss to know why someone in Waynesboro is kidnapping pet cats and then returning them to their owners with smooth, hairless underbellies and groins. The city of 21,000, about 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Washington, D.C., has been subject to this strange spate of crimes which appear…

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Trump Dimisses Historians Knowledge Because ‘They Weren’t There’

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The fraudulent President has frequently demonstrated his flexible approach to facts, especially those involving American history. This should come as no surprise because his reimagining of events has been taking place for years, as demonstrated by the commemorative plaque he had erected on his Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club a number of years ago. Honoring…

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Trump’s ‘Criminal Aliens’ Hotline Inundated With Reports Of Extraterrestrials (TWEETS)

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When the pretend president signed an executive order back in January to help the victims of all the violent alien criminals marauding across the country he probably wasn’t thinking of Ripley’s nemesis or Spielberg’s cute little E.T. but those are the aliens being reported. On May 3rd the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced their…

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Man Dies Happy After Hearing Trump Is Impeached

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On April 6th, 2017, Michael Elliott knew he was at the end of his life. His health had declined over the years and caregivers, neighbors and friends surrounded him as congestive heart failure finally caused his death. Elliott and his ex-wife Teresa had remained good, even best friends after their marriage ended in divorce over…

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Brave Combat Photographer Captured This Stunning Picture Just Seconds Before Her Death

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 The 55th Signal Company, based at Fort Meade, Maryland is a combat camera unit with a long and distinguished record of documenting the life of the US military both in peacetime and during times of conflict. Spc. Hilda Clayton was a member of the 55th and had been deployed to Afganistan where she was training an…

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Trump Too Scared To Upset China And Mexico So He Turns On Big Bad Canada

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During his campaign President Business repeatedly promised to build a wall, call out China for currency manipulation and “get tough on trade.” Here we are post 100 days and China is, miraculously, no longer a currency manipulator according to Trump, so he claims he no longer needs to do anything. The famed border wall is crawling…

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US Women Pay An Average Of $1,000 In Medical Bills After Being Raped (VIDEO)

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In 2005 Congress authorized the Violence Against Women Act, and it included the fact that survivors of sexual assaults could not be charged for a medical exam to collect evidence (a rape kit). Although this is a start, survivors can still be charged for anything not directly related to the administration of a rape kit, and these…

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‘She Killed Herself’ — The Small Dark Corner Of Reddit Where People Share Their Darkest Secrets

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Reddit is often a place where trolls reign supreme using the twin weapons of shame and guilt to attack those who post stories that could be considered blameworthy, but in r/confession, people can anonymously tell the things they feel guilty or remorseful about in an atmosphere, generally, of support. A mixture of light hearted banter labeled as…

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Ivanka Trump Clothing Relabeled And Sold Off

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Ivanka Trumps clothing line has had excess stock taken and relabeled as Adrienne Vittadini Studio and sold off to discount chain, Stein Mart. The company that owns the exclusive production rights for Ivanka Trump clothing, G-III, admitted it had sold the relabeled merchandise without telling the Trump brand themselves. Although Ivanka Trump brand merchandise was…

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United Airlines Have Moved To Killing Some Passengers Outright

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One-third of animal deaths on US airlines in the last five years have occurred while the animals are in the care of United Airlines. That is 53 animals who have died while in the care of the airline, and apparently, that does not include any that refused to give up their seats. These figures came to…

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Ivanka Trump Linked To Labor Code Violations In China (VIDEO)

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As Ivanka Trump championed women in the workforce during a roundtable discussion last month, female workers in the Chinese factory that manufactures her clothing line were being paid below minimum wage and working in potentially dangerous conditions. The facility is contracted to G-III Apparel Group who hold the exclusive license to make Ivanka Trump brand…

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Psychiatric Experts Warn Donald Trump Has ‘Dangerous Mental Illness’

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A group of leading psychiatric professionals attended an open town hall meeting at Yale’s School of Medicine last Thursday. Organized by Dr.Bandy X. Lee, a professor of psychiatry at Yale and a founding member of a group called Duty To Warn,  the meeting was called to discuss the “Goldwater Rule” which was instigated by the professional psychiatric organizations in…

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Trump Can Now Only Claim The Dead As Friends

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The Donald has lots of international good buddies; it’s just that the friends concerned often don’t know they are such a large part of the PROTUS’s life. Sometimes the friendship is so intense Donald doesn’t even realize his ‘friends’ have been dead for ten years. When President Business and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni held a…

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All The Horror Of Domestic Abuse Captured In One Chilling Photo

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When most people who have never experienced it, think of domestic abuse they imagine a woman, physically beaten by a man. If they were asked to describe a picture of domestic abuse their description might be that of a dowdy, downtrodden looking, woman, make-up less with a black eye or a split lip. This is where most unaffected…

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Trump The Showman Stages His Life To Make Us Believe He Really Is The President

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On Friday, April 8, the White House released a photograph of the man who plays at president sitting at a table in his exclusive Florida resort. He was surrounded by predominately financial advisors and assorted hangers-on while they watched the grown-ups back home in Washington launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on the Syrian airfield from which…

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11 Moments To Prove Someone Has A Worse Life Than You

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Sometimes life is awkward. It is littered with moments that convince you that your life is over and you will die of embarrassment right there and then. Fortunately, most of those moments pass and eventually evolve into charming anecdotes you can bore your friends, children, and grandchildren with for years to come. Until that time, while…

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12 Beautifully Pointless Memes Of Trump

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Having almost the entire depository of human learning available in the palm of your hand, it is unsurprising that we are overwhelmed by knowledge and choose to look at cat memes instead. However, since the Donald became POTUS the gods of the internet have turned their hands from our four legged feline friends to the…

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Would You Pay $1,000 To Dine In The Sky? (VIDEO)

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Tired of eating with your feet on the ground? Want more excitement with your entree? If so, a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia may be in order this July. From the 1st to the 31st you can enjoy anything from a $296 brunch to a $919 “First Class” experience including five courses, champagne, and even a…

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This Is Not Inter-Species Body Shaming (Video)

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The Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre, near Swindon, England, has seen its fair share of unusual tenants but few have been as popular as their latest resident, Jabba the Hedgehog. Jabba was overfed by someone who picked him up from the wild and has reached three times the weight of the average wild hedgehog.…

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Trump Forgets The Reason He Is Here (VIDEO)

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You know that moment when you walk into the kitchen, turn around in a circle and wonder why it was exactly you went in there? Well, apparently the Commander and Chief can suffer from the same issue, only his was a little more public and lot harder to understand. Imagine you are President of the…

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Neil Gorusch Caught In Another Lie – This One Is On A Collegiate Level

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While attending Oxford University, Neil Gorsuch studied the legal and ethical issues around euthanasia and assisted suicide.His book, The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia evolved from his doctoral dissertation on the subject and was published in 2006. Although he examines both sides of the argument in his book, in the end, Gorsuch comes down…

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The World’s Sperm Is In Trouble

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A 14-year study, involving 30,000 men has come to the conclusion that human sperm quality has declined significantly. The study discovered that 56 percent of the sperm-donor applicants tested qualified to donate in 2001 because their sperm met standards of healthiness. In 2015, only 18 per cent qualified. Other scientists have discovered that up to 90…

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Undecided Democrats – The 10 Who Could Make Or Break Gorsuch’s Nomination

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In five day’s time, on April 7, the Senate will vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation. The Republicans may have a 52 to 48 majority, but they need 60 votes to end the filibuster, which means persuading 6 Democrats to vote for Gorsuch. Two Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota,…

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Gorsuch Refuses To Answer Questions From Senators – Takes Filibuster To 36 (VIDEO)

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Nominees for significant appointments are typically expected to meet with and answer the questions of the senators who will vote on their appointment. After Judge Gorsuch had canceled a scheduled meeting with Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth he failed, despite her efforts, to reschedule to answer the questions she has about his record. Senator Duckworth said: “I refused to…

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OH NO! Crayola Is Going To Retire One Of Their Classic Colors – On National Crayon Day! (VIDEO)

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You may have read this week, about the plan Crayola has to kill off one of their beloved colors this Friday, on World Crayon Day. The company made the announcement on its social media channels two days ago causing shock and horror to reverberate around the world. “The color will be retired across the entire crayon portfolio…

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F**k Trump – Make A Statement, Get Political, Pucker Up

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  For just $20 you can buy the latest in political statements – for your lips. If you are angry about the political landscape, would like to have half of the proceeds from your makeup donated to a women’s charity, and want to look good at the same time, this is for you. With F*ck Trump…

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Our Cup Runneth Over With Priceless Menstrual Cup Tweets

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Menstrual cups used to be a fringe item used by a few women who were perceived to be a bit hippy. Happily, attitudes have changed and this is no longer an unusual way of deal with your monthly visit from Aunt Flo. Of course, as with anything new, learning to use them can be, er, challenging…

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Will Ivanka Trump Support Her Own #WomenWhoWork Campaign? (VIDEO)

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In 2014 Ivanka Trump launched a campaign called “Women Who Work”, (coincidently the name of her soon to be released book) described on her website as: We’ve launched a new initiative, celebrating #WomenWhoWork at all aspects of their lives.The modern working woman looks fundamentally different from women in previous generations. For the first time in…

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Russia Breaks Nuclear Treaty And Deploys Missiles – Trump Looks The Other Way (VIDEO)

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While the world in general, and the US in particular, are watching the unfolding investigation into Russian hackers and the US election Russia is quietly rearming itself with nuclear missiles in violation of a 30-year-old treaty while Trump does nothing for fear of upsetting Putin. In 1987 Russia and the United States signed the “Treaty…

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Gorsuch Allegedly Advocated Sexual Discrimination In The Workplace (VIDEO)

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As recently as last year, when delivering a “Legal Ethics and Professionalism” course as a visiting professor at Colorado Law School, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch allegedly suggested that female lawyers deliberately manipulate the medical benefits and maternity leaves at their places of work. Gorsuch asked the students if a female job candidate with student debt…

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Over 60 Terrifying Nuclear Bomb Testing Videos Have Been Released (VIDEO)

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has uploaded more than 60 declassified videos of nuclear test explosions to YouTube. Between 1945 and 1962 the United States carried out 210 atmospheric nuclear tests which were recorded by multiple cameras at a speed of approximately 2,400 frames per second. These nuclear bombs were dropped from airplanes or launched by rocket until…

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Shhh… Don’t Mention Top Gun (VIDEO)

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I have a secret – It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. The possibilities are endless. Quotes from Top Gun can be worked into most conversations if you want to, and the thought of being at the real Top Gun school and quoting ‘Top Gun’ well that is is…

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How One Simple Haircut Showed Where Racism Comes From (VIDEO)

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Meet Jax Rosebush and Reddy Weldon, a pair of five-year-olds from Kentucky. They are best friends and like most five-year-olds, full of mischief. When Jax’s mom told him he needed a haircut he didn’t see a chore to be avoided he saw an opportunity. Jax asked his mom if his hair could be cut exactly like Reddys so…

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