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Gender reveal parties are harmful in so many ways – why do we treat them as quirky? 

 

Gender reveal parties are a form of domestic terrorism

One dead grandmother-to-be. A downed plane. An incinerated car. Several terrifying explosions. An altercation at Applebee’s. A massive wildfire that burned 47,000 acres of Arizona forest and resulted in an estimated $8m worth of damage.

All that’s just a small snapshot of the manslaughter and mayhem unleashed by gender reveal parties over the last couple of years. And that’s before you factor in the latest nightmare ignited by the terrible trend: the El Dorado fire in California. The fire, which was caused by a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” set off at a gender reveal party, has burned more than 13,000 acres of forest so far and prompted the evacuation of 3,000 residents.

It’s worth pausing here for a moment to fully absorb the fact that, as well as resulting in a woman’s death, gender reveal parties have destroyed at least 60,000 acres of land in the last three years. (To put this in perspective, the area of Manhattan is around 14,600 acres.) We all know that the police are fond of a bit of profiling; based on these statistics alone they ought to be implementing stop-and-frisk tactics on all heterosexual couples who come within five miles of a heavily wooded area. If the woman’s got a baby bump and the man’s got a dad bod then law enforcement should search them for explosives, stat.

Gender reveal parties are harmful in so many ways – why do we treat them as quirky?

Tags: Celebration, Death, Environment, Fire, Gender, Inhumanity, Parental Crime, Pregnancy, Punishment, Self Interest, Sex, Sex Identity, Terror

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12-Sep-2020


Neighbors with hoses target fires as crews urge them to stop 

 

With California firefighters strapped for resources, residents have organized to put out flames themselves in a large swath of land burning south of San Francisco, defending their homes despite orders to evacuate and pleas by officials to get out of danger.

They are going in despite California’s firefighting agency repeatedly warning people that it’s not safe and actually illegal to go into evacuated areas, and they can hinder official efforts to stop the flames. The former head of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the effort near a cluster of wildfires around the city of Santa Cruz is larger and more organized than he recalls in previous blazes.

“People are frustrated with the lack of resources available. People are always going to try to sneak back in, but it sounds like this is growing to a new level,” said Ken Pimlott, who retired as director of the Cal Fire in 2018. “I haven’t seen people re-engage to this scale, particularly with the level of organization.”

Neighbors with hoses target fires as crews urge them to stop

Tags: Backlash, Environmentalist, Fear, Fire, Firefighter, Home, Neighbor, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Survival, Unity

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27-Aug-2020


California looks like a nightmare from space right now 

 

The second and third largest fires in California history are now burning at the same time. Along with over 500 other fires.

The Golden State — a region with long, dry, and sunny Mediterranean summers — naturally burns each year. But not like this.

The recent satellite and aerial imagery below show California blanketed in dense smoke as flames ignite mountain, chaparral, and desert regions. These landscapes exist within a changing fire regime, stoked by a relentlessly warming climate.

A changing climate is revealed in trends. Here's one: The 10 biggest fires in California history have all burned in the last 17 years, since 2003. The three largest blazes have burned since 2018.

It's easy to see why. Wildfires are the interaction of weather, climate, and fuels (like dried-out grasses and plants). "That’s just physics," John Bailey, a fire ecologist at Oregon State University, told Mashable in 2019. But temperatures in California have been rising since the late 1800s. What's more, heat waves are growing more intense in a warmer climate, and a heat wave of rare intensity has baked the West for weeks — perhaps setting the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. This dry, hot air parches vegetation, significantly boosting the odds for fires.

California looks like a nightmare from space right now

California wildfires become a target for looters. A firefighter is among the victims. His wallet was stolen, bank account 'drained.'

Tags: Destruction, Environment, Fire, Inhumanity, Nature, Science, Survival, Theft, Threat

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23-Aug-2020


Church that thinks homosexuality is ‘destructive’ stays open during coronavirus because it’s a ‘divine institution’ 

 

The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland has announced that it is “not of the view” that services need to stop to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

This statement was issued two days ago, in the wake of UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s March 16 briefing that said everyone must avoid both “mass gatherings” and “pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues”.

The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland said: “Although many have interpreted UK government advice and remarks [about coronavirus] as meaning that all services in church buildings should cease, and have stopped meeting, the Church Interests Committee is not of that view.”

Yes, really.

Pink News

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At least 40,000 quarantined in India after single priest spread coronavirus

Blaze engulfs historic Baltimore church, topples its steeple

Bishop hits out at 'selfish' parishioners putting pressure on priests to hold mass

Evangelist who mocked coronavirus response as anti-Trump “mass hysteria” dies from COVID-19

Tags: Bible, Celebration, Choices, Church, Clergy, Contagion, Coronavirus, Covidiots, Death, Etiquette, Exclusivity, Fire, Health, Interference, Leaders, Lifestyle, Magic Splatter, Mental Health, Preference, Privilege, Religion, Responsibility, Self Interest, Unruly Child, World

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29-Mar-2020


Walmart sues Tesla over several solar panel fires caused by ‘negligence’ 

 

Malfunctioning Tesla solar panels started fires at “no fewer than” seven Walmart stores, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, the retail giant alleges in a new lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court Tuesday. The lawsuit was first reported by Bloomberg.

Walmart alleges that “years of gross negligence” and “failure to live up to industry standards by Tesla” sparked the blazes and led at least seven locations to close temporarily over the last seven years. Representatives for Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tesla has installed solar panels at more than 240 Walmart locations, but lawyers for the retailer write in the complaint that “the occurrence of multiple fires involving Tesla’s solar systems is but one unmistakable sign of negligence.” Walmart alleges in the suit that Tesla didn’t ground its systems properly, that the solar panels installed at Walmart sites were defective, and that Tesla didn’t keep proper documentation of the systems.

The Verge

Tags: Business, Complaint, Court, Environment, Fire, Investigation, Neglect, Tech, Treatment

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21-Aug-2019


New Study Finds 73% of Independent Musicians Suffer From Symptoms of Mental Illness 

 

Digital distribution platform Record Union, which conducted the survery, has committed to donating $30,000 to projects supporting struggling artists.
Nearly three-quarters of independent musicians have experienced “stress, anxiety and/or depression” in relation to their work, a new study has found.

The results, which were published on April 30, are based on a web survey of nearly 1,500 independent musicians by Swedish-based digital distribution platform Record Union between March 21 and April 2. The survey found 73% of the population had faced negative mental health issues, with anxiety and depression topping the list of symptoms. Among those aged 18-25, the numbers are even worse, with 80% of respondents in that age range having experienced negative mental health effects stemming from their music careers.

Billboard

The Prodigy share message on mental health: “Please do not suffer in silence” Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-prodigy-share-message-on-mental-health-please-do-not-suffer-in-silence-2484993#J6q3jgRxsCpvZpyX.99

Why parents are struggling to find mental health care for their children

“I lost my job due to mental health issues - and I’m far from the only one”

These are the groundbreaking drugs in the pipeline for treating bipolar disorder (including ketamine)

Tags: Awareness, Celebrity, Children, Choices, Drugs, Employment, Environment, Finance, Fire, List, Medical, Mental Health, Music, Parental Burden, Science, Study, Support, Training, Treatment, Youth

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07-May-2019


Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire 

 

One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday.

The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that resulted in two deaths and blackened more than 440 square miles (1,139 square kilometers), according to the investigation headed by the Ventura County Fire Department.

ABC News

Tags: Environment, Fire, Investigation, Nature, Safety

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13-Mar-2019