#AbledsAreWeird offers a brilliant taste of the everyday crap people with disabilities deal with.

People without disabilities may not realize how much more difficult they make life for those with them. Folks who deal with physical or mental disabilities already face challenges in a world designed for abled people. But lack of access and accommodations are not the only difficulties they have to take on. Far too often, people with disabilities also have to battle ignorance and stigma from their fellow humans. People with disabilities have taken to Twitter to share their personal accounts of able-bodied and able-minded people’s bizarre comments and behaviors toward them. Twitter user Imani Barbarin created the hashtag #AbledsAreWeird to accompany the stories—a sarcastic jab at those among us who are oblivious to the lives of a good portion of …

Prisoners in England to be taught code

The hope is that the trials will eventually lead to a network of coding workshops in UK prisons. The programme is modelled on the Last Mile project in the San Quentin prison, in California, which has helped almost 500 offenders find jobs after release, with none of those taking part reoffending. That compares with a national reoffending rate in the US of 55%. Reoffending in the UK is estimated to cost around £15bn, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Minster for Digital Margot James said: “The government is committed to stopping the cycle of reoffending and a valuable asset to prevent recidivism is employment. “Equipping offenders with coding skills will help them into life-changing work and …

The King Of The Surf Guitar Has Died

Dale, whose work included the 1962 hit “Misirlou” that was featured in the film “Pulp Fiction,” died on Saturday night. The popularity of surf music faded in the United States with the advent of rock’s “British Invasion” but Dale would have a career revival that started in the 1990s. He often said he kept performing because he wanted to “die onstage with an explosion of body parts.” But Dale also told interviewers he was on the road because he needed to earn $3,000 a month to pay medical expenses not covered by insurance after bouts with cancer, diabetes and back problems. He said he also liked to inspire people who might be having a tough time. Dale said his fans …

New Zealand PM full speech: ‘This can only be described as a terrorist attack’

(CNN)Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described Friday’s mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” It is with extreme sadness that I tell you that, as at 7 p.m. tonight, we believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence. 10 have died at Linwood Avenue Mosque, 3 of which were outside the mosque itself. A further 30 have been killed at Deans Avenue Mosque. There are also more than 20 seriously injured who are currently in Christchurch A&E. It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack. From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned. Two explosive …

Hundreds Of Artifacts Uncovered At Sites Of Nazi Mass Killings

In 1945, Nazi soldiers murdered more than 200 Polish and Soviet forced laborers at three separate locations in what’s known as one of the worst crimes in the war-torn nations. Historians and archaeologists excavating the three sites have uncovered more than 400 personal items left behind by the victims at the time of their death and, in pairing with historical records, an archaeological excavation led by Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) in Germany is helping experts forensically reconstruct the victims’ final moments. Shortly before the end of World War II, members of the Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht marched dozens of prisoners into Germany’s Arnsberg Forest. One such location was Langenbachtal, where 71 forced laborers were taken into the forest and told to drop their …

Shortest Way Home review: Pete Buttigieg as president in waiting

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana has written the best political autobiography since Barack Obama Imagine waking up on 4 November 2020 to discover America has elected has never slept with a porn star, and who married the very first person he fell in love with. And imagine this is someone whose spouse just happens to be a man which, as Stephen Colbert pointed out Barack Obamas Dreams from My Father. Buttigieg is the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Brimming with midwestern authenticity, he captured a large portion of CNNs audience earlier this month in his first threshold of 65,000 individual donors which governs qualification for the forthcoming debates. The son of a Notre Dame professor whose family …

‘Star Trek Discovery’ designer on Vulcan style, that unisex Starfleet dress, and Yeezys

Star Trek: Discovery moved closer to the original series in season 2, reintroducing classic characters like Spock and Captain Pike. This hint of 1960s nostalgia arrived with revamped versions of the vintage Starfleet uniform—just one of many cool costume details this season. Last year, we spoke to costume designer Gersha Phillipsabout developing Discovery‘s new uniforms, working on the ambitious Klingon redesign, and creating Michelle Yeoh‘s glamorous capes for the Mirror Universe. With season 2 drawing to a close, we got back in touch to discuss recent episodes—and which cast member wound up wearing Yeezys on-screen. Along with young Spock’s edgy fashion sense (leather pants!) and the retro 1960s uniforms, we’ve now seen Saru’s Kelpien style, and what Phillips describes as …

Cantina Talk: Here’s What One Dude Has Seen of Episode IX

You're not alone if you're thinking that the Star Wars franchise is seeming just a little bit … more compressed lately. The animated series Star Wars Resistance just brought its first season to an end by stepping into the shadow (and runtime) of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in doing so left only the comics and books to remind fans there's a universe beyond the movies. Or, well, that's the case until Lucasfilm reveals more about the Disney+ shows. For now, though, let's get lost in what's going on in the run up to the next big Star Wars flick. A Least One Person Has Seen (Some of) Episode IX The Source: One lucky Disney shareholder Probability of Accuracy: …

Game of Thrones Marketing Is Out for BloodMine

On the first Friday of SXSW, a warm, sunny afternoon in Austin, I walked up to a large hangar across from a half-built luxury condo. A line snaked down the block, all hopeful visitors to one of the festival’s many “experientials.” This one was meant to gin up excitement for Game of Thrones’ final season premiere, on April 14. As a devoted watcher of the show, I couldn’t resist the invitation to the “immersive activation.” Especially because it had a novel twist that felt like catnip for the press: At the event, put on by HBO and the American Red Cross, guests could donate blood and then “walk in the steps of the characters who bled and relive their sacrifices …

Another Myth About Sibling Personalities Has Been Busted

The idea that eldest siblings are more self-confident and natural leaders, while younger ones are always trying to make up for never having had their parents’ sole attention is deeply ingrained in popular culture. However, it turns out that where we fit in the birth order of siblings is no more important to our personalities than the positions of the planets at the time of our birth. The story goes firstborn children are confident and favor order, while younger ones’ insecurities make them seek attention. Even people’s politics, or their enthusiasm for new scientific theories, have been explained this way, with first children thought to uphold the established order, while younger siblings seek to overthrow it. The popular belief was …

Brazils Deadly School Shooting Sparks A Familiar Gun Debate

Brazil’s history sparked a fresh debate over São Paulo suburb of Suzano on Wednesday, São Paulo lawmaker from President tweetedíincreased Bullet Caucus, a collection of congressional lawmakers to which Bolsonaro belonged during his nearly three decades in the legislature, threw its weight behind Bolsonaro as he campaigned on a hard-line law-and-order platform also calling to repeal Brazil’s most restrictive gun laws. That included the Disarmament Statute, a 2003 law signed a decree There were nearly 64,000 homicides committed here in 2017, according to government figures, and most tend to involve guns. In 2016, for instance, Brazil suffered more than 40,000 gun deaths — making it the only country in the world to have FlávioSão Paulotweeted Bloomberg via Getty Images A …

Oti Mabuse on juggling jobs and Misbehaving

“And then my agent called me and said, ‘No babe, this is the real thing, it’s a big musical that’s going to be running for weeks’. “So I was like, ‘Why not?’ I love learning new stuff and being in this world. It’s been a great learning curve for me.” As one of the professional dancers on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, Mabuse is used to choreographing treadmill-based routines for celebrity cricketers, but this stage musical has been a different kettle of fish. Named after the Fats Waller single of the same name, Ain’t Misbehavin features song from the 1920s and 30s – a period considered to be a golden age for jazz. Image caption Cheryl and Oti were two …

Rich Girl Confesses She Resents Her Boyfriend Because He Cant Spoil Her, Gets Shut Down With Responses

Confessions from UC Berkeley.” Unfortunately for her, instead of support people sympathized with her boyfriend, not her. In fact, they felt so sorry for him, they wanted to her to break up with him. Image credits: Sadly, money is one of the major reasons people break up. According to a study by Moreover, a told NBC News BETTER that it includes open-mindedness, intellectual humility, flexibility, and empathy, saying that “it’s a collection of strategies that help you deal with uncertain situations in contrast to situations that are well-defined.” Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Social media ‘too slow’ removing NZ stream

New Zealand attack suspect appears in court Javid warns tech giants over NZ footage Shooter video spreads around world Tech giants move to pre-empt regulation “They have created a platform which creates unprecedented challenges which they can’t control fast enough and which leaves us with massive social problems that we need to face,” he said. “It [removing posts] was too late, they don’t have the capacity to do it and they need to engage much better with governments, with society to deal with this huge challenge.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in court on Saturday in relation to the mosque attacks The government is due to publish a delayed White Paper on “online harms” in the …

The Mosque Shooter Exploited the Power of the Internet

After each new horrific mass shooting, an all-too-familiar cycle often plays out: Reporters (myself included) race to attempt to unpack an alleged shooter’s possible motivations by piecing together clues from their social media accounts and online postings before it all gets scrubbed from the internet. We do this in the hopes that it will somehow provide a window into their mindset in the months leading up to the attack, or at least bring us somewhat closer to answering that ultimately unanswerable question: Why? But this approach carries with it potentially dangerous unintended consequences. At least 49 people were killed on Friday during attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and like clockwork the cycle began almost immediately. But this …