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23 Jul 19
ONEMORESMOKE

Filmmakers (and really all digital video creatives these days) need to get a good, solid understanding of how film, television and now digital media and content creation distribution actually works. Successful filmmakers – and by that I mean filmmakers who successfully recoup their budget and repay investors, are the ones who develop a distribution strategy […]

23 Jul 19
American Intelligence Media

Robert Mueller is a former military officer and needs to be arrested by the military for treason against the United States, starting with the crimes he committed in the 911 treason to the current attempt to overthrow Donald Trump.

WHERE IS THE U.S. MILITARY?

WHERE ARE PATRIOTS?

Mueller’s military tribunal needs to be swift. We need to send a message to the rest of Washington DC that Americans will not stand for this corruption and treason.. anymore.

23 Jul 19
INTIGRITI

Bug Bytes is a weekly newsletter curated by members of the bug bounty community. The first series are curated by Mariem, better known as PentesterLand. Every week, she keeps us updated with a comprehensive list of all write-ups, tools, tutorials and resources we should not have missed. This issue covers the week from 12 to 19 of […]

23 Jul 19
Local Pros

Morning Wonketariat! Here’s some of the things we may be talking about today. The White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have reached an agreement to raise the federal debt ceiling for two years. The deal is expected to pass even if it pisses off everyone from penny pinching conservatives to hippies who hate defense […]

23 Jul 19
I Heart Lesfic

Dear lesfic fan, Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements. Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbm@iheartlesfic.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line. Anyone with lesfic news, […]

23 Jul 19
Podcast Review

What makes Criminal truly superlative is its ceaseless curiosity about human behavior, illicit and licit alike.

23 Jul 19
Electric Literature

In 1997, 14-year-old Reena Virk was found murdered in Victoria, British Columbia. The case shocked Canadians, especially when they learned how Virk had been violently bullied and beaten by a swarm of teenagers she was trying to befriend—two of whom were eventually convicted of her murder. After learning about the crime, Rebecca Godfrey, a New […]

23 Jul 19
Rock Sins

2019 is a huge year in the world of Sabaton. The band’s 20th anniversary sees their star shining brighter than the shiniest of polished military medals. They saved the day at Hellfest with the now infamous Manowar cancellation incident, will be headlining Bloodstock Open Air Festival in the UK next month, and have just released […]

23 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
A MODEL who was hit with a glass bottle at a music festival, leaving her scarred, has fought back from the trauma to hit new heights in her career. Katie O’Donoghue had taken six months out to travel and was home just two weeks when catastrophe struck at the Longitude Music Festival in Dublin two years ago. Katie was left with deep wound after a bottle was thrown randomly and hit her on the forehead Katie was attending Longitude Festival in Dublin when disaster struck and she was injured Katie O’Donoghue’s scar after the incident Out of nowhere a bottle came flying through the air and struck her on the face leaving her dazed and bleeding from a deep wound on her forehead, which required nine stitches. She feared at 24 she would never work again at the job she loved. She is a former Miss Cork and was signed up by a Dublin model agency, appearing on the pages of magazines and achieving success on the catwalk when she was hit. Now she’s back with a bang, and has been chosen to represent Cork in the Miss Universe Ireland competition, which takes place in Dublin on August 1 next. She said of the incident: “The first year was very difficult. “One of the worst things that can happen to a model is to suffer an injury like this which leaves permanent scarring on the face. You are reminded of it every time you look in the mirror. It is unavoidable. “I don’t think I felt sorry for myself but I was conscious of it. The fact that the scar is on your face, you can’t really cover it up. “It’s more how you feel on the inside. It wasn’t really about appearances so much but that I didn’t feel good in myself at the time. “I was Miss Cork in 2014, which launched everything for me. I was modelling because I just loved it and it was a huge part of my life.” Katie knew that after her injury she had to get help to come to terms with what had happened. She discovered cognitive behavioural therapy, a talking therapy that works by helping a person understand how their thoughts and actions can affect the way they feel. ‘TRAUMATIC EVENT’ It is very effective in dealing with anxiety and Katie said it helped in her recovery and self acceptance. She said: “With the help of my therapist, I learned to accept what had happened and to appreciate what I do have. “The first year was very difficult after the festival incident and even going to therapy was a shock in itself. “A lot of people would be hesitant to go to therapy but I think it’s hugely beneficial. “It doesn’t matter if it’s to do with your image or to deal with stress in general from everyday life, pressures of exams or whatever life throws at you. “I just know this therapy gave me my confidence back. “Along with it, I started listening to mindset podcasts and reading self help books. “What happened to me was a traumatic event and obviously I was quite emotional after it happened. I initially thought this is something I need to do for myself as I was so upset after everything that had happened to me. “I just needed to gain my confidence back and to make sure I was comfortable in my own skin. That was hugely important for me.” She added: “What a lot of us do is we tend to pick out the flaws and the imperfections and not what we have going for ourselves. “The whole part of my self acceptance is learning to appreciate what I do have. I think it is hugely important not just to be focusing on self esteem as such. “You don’t want to be praising yourself when you do something and then kicking yourself when you don’t. Learning to accept and take every life step as it comes and see the benefits and the silver lining is what it is about.” Katie went back to modelling at the start of 2019. She is now freelancing without an agency as she had an operation at the start of June to remove a cyst. She said: “I was not planning to do anything over the summer and then I got the call to say I was chosen from 200 applicants to be Miss Universe Cork.” Initially when the cyst was found she was told they might find signs of endometriosis, a condition which affects one in ten women here. It is a painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside and can be a cause of infertility. Fortunately Katie did not have it, but having been made aware of the widespread condition, she decided to select the Endometriosis Association of Ireland as one of her chosen charities during her Miss Universe Cork reign. Her other charity is Marymount Hospice in Cork. And she plans to use her platform at Miss Universe Cork to spread the message of self acceptance — especially among young people who are so influenced by trends on social media. Speaking about the final of Miss Universe Ireland, Katie said: “I am really passionate about this. Miss Universe Ireland is not just about what you see on the outside. “A lot of the women are really accomplished. There’s one who works with NASA, another is a lawyer so its not just beauty without brains. “It’s a platform to show off your different skills and abilities. You are essentially a role model for your county and potentially for the country on an international stage. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS ” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “It’s such a good opportunity for women, especially if you have that passion to express yourself and to really show what you want to bring into the spotlight. To me it’s about highlighting self acceptance and the charities I am supporting “If people look at the competition and think it’s just about physical appearance, it’s small minded because there is a lot more to it than what you see in front of you. Katie will be one of 28 women competing for the Miss Universe Ireland title in Dublin’s Mansion House on August 1. Competition hopeful Katie will be representing Cork at Miss Universe Ireland event
23 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

Season 15 of The Bachelorette is well underway and we could not be more engaged. Hannah Brown, the famous Hannah Beast, has been nothing short of spectacular. Brown is funny, sweet, adorable, exuberant and definitely weird. What more could we ask from a bachelorette party? And although we're excited to tune in to the drama […]

23 Jul 19
Free Matt Podcasts

I enjoy reading history books. Not just the sunny side type of history books. I enjoy reading about pedestalized historical figures, especially where these people’s failings were. I am hoping to create a posting of lessons and “course corrections” from a libertarian point of view. One of my favorite subjects that we could learn from […]

23 Jul 19
News Directory

IIt's to be on cable news soon, but in fact, it's soon to be anywhere. It's 5:56 time, but the time and the dark green room does not lit on Anthony Scaramucci on every roller, which means I am relaxing and cracking jokes and asking people themselves to buy. As his wife warned me: “It […]

23 Jul 19
The People's Therapist

Ah, lawyer misery. It is a force of nature. It drives the tides, powers the sun, causes the wind to blow and the trees to grow and the seasons to change. What would we do without miserable lawyers? Actually, it might be nice. And I suspect the planet could handle happier lawyers, all things equal. […]

23 Jul 19
Boston Herald
Not too many politicians get recorded on tape taking a $25,000 cash bribe from an undercover FBI agent at the State House — and then beat the rap in federal court. Twice. Not too many politicians win a primary for a higher office, even in the old Somerville, after they’ve had a hung jury in their first trial, but then lose the general election to a fat guy with a goatee running on stickers. Not too many politicians have a brother who’s an alderman with a print shop in Magoun Square, who’s playing cards one Friday morning with a kingpin of the Winter Hill Gang out on work release, and suddenly a drug dealer bursts in and whacks the mobster in front of the alderman, the politician’s brother. I’m talking here about Vinnie Piro, the longtime Somerville state rep who died Friday at Mass. General Hospital at the age of 78. “Vinny was one of a kind,” Bob Popeo, his lawyer (and mine) put it Monday, and that’s an understatement. Vinnie was a rogue, but a delightful rogue, a Somerville street guy, shrewd. If there were any flies on Vinnie, they were paying rent — in cash. So many stories, but this is a family newspaper. Piro was the number-three guy in the House leadership in the early ’80s when he was targeted by the feds in a sting operation of basically the entire city government of the All-American City of Somerville. 3/31/1976 – BOSTON, MA: State Rep. and Assistant Majority Leader Vincent J. Piro, poses next to the door to his office. Boston Herald file photo The G-men sent in an undercover agent who was originally from Dorchester — very stupid to use a local guy, but hey, this is your FBI, to use the title of an old radio show. Anyway, the fed, Jack Callahan, started telling the Beacon Hill banditos that he was willing to pay cash for more racing dates for his track. He went to Vinny, who told Callahan it would cost him big bucks because, he said, he needed to “grease a few guys.” Vinny pocketed the marked bills, but then gave it all back a few days later, claiming he’d only taken the dough as part of a “fantasy.” Unfortunately, some of the bills Vinny returned had different serial numbers than the ones he’d accepted. Many theories later circulated about why Piro had returned the dough. One was that he’d been at a Bruins game with a girlfriend, and that she’d recognized the fed as a guy she’d known when they were growing up together in Dorchester. One day I ran that rumor past Vinnie. “Number one,” he said, “I don’t have a girlfriend. Number two, who the bleep goes to Bruins games?” The indictment came at a particularly inopportune moment for Vinnie. The local Somerville-Medford state Senate seat had just opened up with Denis McKenna’s retirement. It was always said McKenna only had one “n” in his first name because he hadn’t had have time to steal the second one. McKenna had three aides — two of whom were aldermen and all of whom had either served time or been indicted by the feds. One of them was his son. Denis had also been targeted by the feds for a payoff, but McKenna caught a break — when the fed arrived at the solon’s house to deliver the payoff, he was told McKenna was too drunk to see him. It was 9 a.m. Until he was arrested, Vinnie was considered a cinch to replace McKenna. The first trial took place during the primary in 1984. I covered it for Ch. 7. Every afternoon, the judge would admonish the jury not to watch any television coverage. Yeah, right. Every night, Shelby Scott from Ch. 4 and I would trade off on who got Vinnie first for a live shot at the top of the 6. The U.S. Attorney was Bill Weld. His top deputy was Mark Wolf, who went on to become a federal judge. Wolf wanted to put Vinnie away so bad he could taste it — once when he (wrongly) thought I had grand jury testimony, he called me up before I went on the air and snarled that I’d regret running the story. I laughed at him. A week later I got an audit notice from the IRS. So did Vinnie’s lawyer Bob Popeo — on the very same day. What a coincidence. Popeo wrote the IRS a scathing letter and they backed off. “I remember that,” Popeo told me with a chuckle. “As I recall, you were guilty and I was innocent.” A few years later, Vinnie thought about running for the Legislature again. We had lunch and told him to forget about it. Our Somerville was already on the way out. He went back to work for the construction company and spent more and more time in East Dennis. He got into some beefs with the town — those Cape yokels had these ridiculous notions about not allowing any building on conservation land, not to mention prohibiting anyone from  painting shingles pink on their own houses. I wrote some columns about Winter Hill coming to the Cape. Finally Vinnie called me. “I’m out of politics now,” he said. “Please, just let me ride off into the bleeping sunset!” Adios amigo. Rest in peace. (Listen to Howie’s new podcast on the 50th anniversary of Chappaquiddick at howiecarrshow.com.)