Actress Angelina Jolie wrote in the New York Times on Tuesday that she underwent a double mastectomy to elude breast cancer, a disease which kills half a million around the world every year.
“We often speak of ‘Mommy’s mommy’, and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. They have asked if the same could happen to me,” wrote Jolie, 37.
“I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a ‘faulty’ gene.”
The Oscar-winning actress said her doctors had estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
“Once I knew this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy,” she said.
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Dolph Lundgren & Grace Jones, 1983 | Albert Watson
Back when the villains were, you know, obvious.
Jesus Christ did someone flip the “batshit” button because what the hell is going on news?
BREAKING NEWS: This morning Judge Gene Paul Kean of the 5th Circuit Court in Aberdeen, SD dismissed ALL charges in the trial against Brandon Taliaferro and Shirley Schwab. This is a huge victory for these two child advocates, who were targeted by the state for speaking out on behalf of sexually molested Lakota foster girls and accusing the DSS of protecting the abusive father. We are grateful to our research and investigative team, which helped expose the state’s actions in a special report last year. And we’re so grateful to our allies and supporters—especially those who made it to Aberdeen for the trial! You can read about Judge Kean’s decision here: http://lakota.cc/U8HK4c
Gee, I wonder if these charges had anything to do with Brandon Taliaferro and Shirley Schwab trying to get the state of South Dakota to stop stealing 700 Native American children per month and placing them with white families against the Indian Child Welfare Act.
I imagine it has a bit of something to do with shutting them up so the state can keep receiving the 100 million per year it gets from the government:
States receive money if they move kids out of foster care and into adoption — about $4,000 a child. But according to federal records, if the child has “special needs,” a state can get as much as $12,000.
A decade ago, South Dakota designated all Native American children “special needs,” which means Native American children who are permanently removed from their homes are worth more financially to the state than other children.
So, basically what ends up happening:
[Native American] children make up less than 15 percent of the child population, yet they make up more than half of the children in foster care.
That’s what these charges are meant to try and cover up.
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Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of killing four people in revenge for his 2008 firing from the agency for his disputed report of police brutality and corruption in the department, posted a 6-page manifesto before his spree killings.
Dorner is now believed to have been killed by authorities after he fled to a Big Bear Lake cabin which has since burnt to the ground, with the rogue ex-cop believed to be inside while ammunition exploded around him and tear gas flooded the house.
Dorner’s manifesto contained a variety of chilling threats. Notably, Dorner said that his intricate understanding of police procedures would allow him to evade authorities and continue to kill despite a massive manhunt. Whether or not he is alive, Dorner certainly made good on that thread, with the death toll now at four dead (including two police officers) and multiple wounded.
To read the full Chris Dorner manifesto click the link below:
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Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch:
Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers
And Florida Rep. Allen West:
I agree with former GE CEO Jack Welch, Chicago style politics…
Thankfully, former Obama Labor Department chief economist — and friend of Up w/ Chris Hayes — Betsy Stevenson debunks the myth:
Anyone who thinks that political folks can manipulate the unemployment data are completely ignorant of how the BLS works and how the data are compiled.
Update: And now Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has responded, calling the charges “ludicrous.” BLS economist Steve Haugen tells CBS News:
The data are not manipulated for political reasons. I’ve been involved in the process myself for almost three decades. There’s never been any political manipulation of the data, period.
An injured photographer is ushered out of the fray to medics at the rear during the NATO protest in Chicago.
- 10 reasons why people read lists.
- 467 ways to spend $15M in venture capital funding on lists.
- 63 lists.
- 9 ways to present information in bullet or ordered numerical form.
- 14 listicles about digesting information in a particular fashion.
- 11 New Yorker articles you won’t read but we’ll break down for you in a linear, numbered way.
- 16 pictures of cats entirely free of any context because it was a slow, slow news day.
- 12 reasons why the Buzzfeed Politics section is incredibly well-done yet largely unreferred to on the front page.
- 10 people we poached from other media companies in a shrewd yet applaudable power grab because god knows America just wants well-written lists from some of New York’s most well-connected writers and editors which is kind of a brilliant move even if it means people read actual articles less and less over time.
- ∞ number of echo-chamber-esque reactionary think-pieces to the HBO show Girls and/or the New York media scene.
- 6 random numbers, like that show Lost.
- Hey, remember the 90’s?
this is currently what is happening in my hometown. what the what?! nuckin’ futs.
Seal escaped its exhibit, was found on Grand Avenue.