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Nike to release “Pro Hijab” for Muslim women in spring 2018

  • On the heels of its campaign ad featuring Muslim athletes, Nike is taking a stand against discrimination. 
  • The athletic wear company announced the release of the “pro hijab,” Al Arabiya English reported on Monday.
  • “The Nike Pro Hijab may have been more than a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back, to an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport,” a statement from Nike said, according to Al Arabiya English.
  • The “pro hijab” is set to be released in spring 2018. Its creation follows years of controversy regarding Muslim women keeping their hair covered during athletic competitions. Read more (3/7/17 11:10 AM)

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Michael Brown surveillance footage sparks fresh protests in Ferguson

  • A group of protestors congregated outside of a liquor store in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night after a documentary containing previously unreleased footage of police shooting victim Michael Brown aired at South by Southwest.
  • According to CNN, Stranger Fruit, which debuted at the Austin, Texas, festival on Saturday evening, featured footage of the unarmed black teen entering Ferguson Market and Liquor Store 11 hours before he was accused of robbing it in 2014.
  • Brown, 18, would later be gunned down by police for the purported crime in an instance of police violence that devastated a community and sparked nationwide riots.
  • Director Jason Pollock, previously told CNN that he thinks it likely that Brown did not rob the convenience store, but rather was involved in a drug deal with clerks who worked there. Read more (3/13/17 10:11 AM)

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Donald Trump has quietly hired hundreds of loyalists to serve as his “eyes and ears” across government

  • Trump has quietly positioned hundreds of his supporters to take jobs across the executive branch, essentially taking a backdoor approach to placing “his eyes and ears at every major federal agency” even while senior jobs requiring congressional confirmation remain unfilled, ProPublica reported Wednesday.
  • ProPublica posted a list of more than 400 such dubiously qualified Trump appointments, which the site wrote included everything from “obscure campaign staffers” and contributors to far-right website Breitbart to a recent high school graduate and at least 36 former lobbyists.
  • The staffers are serving in so-called “beachhead teams,” temporary units serving for four to eight months.
  • The beachhead teams are intended to familiarize Trump’s administration with the workings of various federal agencies as well as shape the early implementation of Trump’s agenda. 
  • Though as ProPublica wrote, many of the hires will likely transition into full-time roles.
  • As Trump has left hundreds of jobs requiring congressional confirmation across the federal government unfilled, the beachhead teams have likely assumed “considerable influence.” Read more (3/8/17 11:10 PM)

9/4/16 - 7/7/17 (10-11 months of difference)

 *sniff* You smell that? Is the smell of improvement!! I am always excited and giddy over any kind of improvement, and not only mine but other’s, everytime I see comparison of old and current work I’m just so happy! 

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(tbh now it looks like everyone has been dipped in oil but eh)


Trump will give up on repealing Obamacare if the House vote fails

  • Trump will reportedly give up on health care reform if the Republican health care bill does not pass on Friday, according to Politico.
  • “If the president doesn’t get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities,” White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said according to NBC News. Read more (3/23/17 10:11 PM)

What changes will Republicans make to the AHCA? Here’s what’s proposed.

  • Lacking the votes within their own party to pass the American Health Care Act, Republican leaders offered a series of proposed changes to woo House conservatives to support the bill.
  • Repealing essential health benefits guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. Those benefits include emergency services, hospitalization, mental heath care, prescription drugs and maternity care, among others. 
  • Delaying repeal of ACA tax. The ACA levied a .9% tax on high-income Americans — those making more than $200,000 a year — to help pay for Medicare, according to the New York Times. The earlier version of the AHCA repealed this tax.
  • Adding money for states to deal with health care costs. Another change would provide states $15 billion to address health care needs — including mental health and substance abuse treatment. Read more (3/24/17 8:23 AM)

CBO report on the latest version of the GOP’s health care bill is even worse than before

  • A new report released Thursday from the Congressional Budget Office could put Friday morning’s already shaky vote in even more jeopardy.
  • The report showed that not only will the same number of people lose their coverage under the revised bill, but it actually lowers the amount of government cost savings. Read more (3/23/17 7 PM)

Sublime Manga had three new license announcements on twitter today and I’m super excited for all of them. 

The first was Abe Akane’s Am I In Love or Just Hungry? being released 7/25/17. I really enjoy Abe Akane’s works so I’m happy to see anything by her coming out in English. 

Next is Scarlet Beriko’s Jackass, released 10/10/17. I bought this one in Japanese, and it is seriously sexy. I had no idea I would find pantyhose so erotic before reading this.

Finally they are rescuing Suzuki Tsuta’s A Strange and Mystifying Story coming 11/10/17. Finally I’ll be able to get the whole series as they’ve licensed all 7 volumes.

Links to the announcements: Abe Akane  Scarlet Beriko  Suzuki Tsuta

Steve Bannon is under “criminal” investigation for voter registration fraud

  • The Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office is continuing “an active criminal” investigation of President Donald Trump’s chief strategist and former Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon for voter registration fraud.
  • News of the investigation comes by way of the Washington Post — which reported Bannon’s decision to register as a voter in Florida while he simultaneously owned a house in Southern California and regularly stayed in New York and Washington, D.C.
  • Bannon apparently registered to vote in Florida at a now-vacant house his accountants paid $5,500 monthly for his third ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, to occupy, at the same time he told the landlord of that property he was living there but traveling. Read more. (3/11/17, 6:10 PM)
Молодость возвращается – надо просто не упустить момент!

  В древнейших восточных учениях говорится, что жизнь человека делится на циклы или периоды. Каждый длится семь лет и представляет собой весь наш век «в миниатюре»: от младенчества до старости. Прожив за это время целую жизнь, человек выходит на новый виток – и всё повторяется сначала. Таким образом, периоды детства, юности, молодости, взросления, зрелости, старости, угасания происходят каждые семь лет. Важно учитывать их влияние на жизнедеятельность и активность человека, чтобы не хвататься «в детстве» за дела, которые способен решить лишь переживающий очередную «зрелость».

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10, 11, 17, 30? Thank you :)

10) Who is more likely to cheat?

Both Betty and jughead have experienced heartache in varying forms, so while neither of them would ever do something so hurtful and cruel, when Jughead and Betty get into a particularly bad argument he often accuses her of having a secret affair with his Best friend. He still harbors insecurities regarding her feelings for Archie Andrews no matter how many times she tells him that part of her life is over. If you asked Jughead he would say Betty is more likely to cheat, if you ask Betty? She feels that she isn’t good enough for Jughead, he wouldn’t want to hurt her but she still struggles with the feeling that she can’t give him everything he needs, she’s too damaged, therefore she feels he would go looking for comfort somewhere else. When they voice these feelings each of the two quickly shut them down, claiming they would rather die than cheat on their other.

11) Who makes fun of the other for having a crush on them, and who has to remind them that they are in a relationship?

Betty is typically the goofy one in the relationship, she is almost always flirting with her husband Jughead Jones. When they go out to eat she occasionally tells the waiter that this is their first date and she hopes it goes well. Her silly behavior never fails to make him blush and crack up, late at night as they lay in bed Betty will lean over to him and ask “do you still have a crush on me?” Almost instinctually Jughead wraps his arms around her and rolls his eyes “Betty were married.”

17) Who is more protective?

Jughead knows Betty has been through more than necessary for a sixteen year old teenager, just like him they both had to grow up way too fast, he hates the way their friends take advantage of her. They never seem to notice when she’s run down, constantly asking for favors or for her to be a part of some new scheme. Betty would never say no to her friends though so more often than not it’s Jughead wrapping an arm around his girlfriend and staring at whoever is asking something of her this time “Betty says no. We’re busy.” Before tugging her away as she relaxes against him. Not to say Betty isn’t protective as well, he can’t count the number of times he’s seen that blonde ponytail walking out of his dads trailer while his father stands outside looking thoroughly scolded. They make each others lives a little bit better, and if they’re a little too protective? Well that’s just how it is.

30) Who is embarrassed when they have to wear their glasses and who thinks they look super cute?

Betty and jughead have been dating for three years and she still refuses to wear her glasses in Front of him, he catches her squinting more often than not and when he suggests she wear her glasses she just rolls her eyes and claims she looks like a bug. One day as Betty is cleaning the kitchen of their tiny one bedroom apartment at four o clock in the morning after a particularly brutal nightmare, he finds her in nothing but one of his old button downs and her glasses, the thick rimmed black nerd glasses falling delicately on her nose as she scrubs at the kitchen floor, her long blonde hair down and silky. She looks up embarrassed and rips them off. Jughead picks her up bridal style depositing the sponge in the sink and whispering in her ear how sexy she is in her glasses and how he wants her to leave them on as they… well ya know.


New York City’s women spent International Women’s Day on strike, in the street

  • NEW YORK CITY. — For the second time this year, women showed up, flooding the streets of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon and night.
  • Two separate events — A Day Without a Woman, a labor rights and women’s rights strike and rally brought to you by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington; 
  • and the International Women’s Strike, a division of a globally organized day off in protest of gender inequality — drew crowds of collective thousands on March 8, International Women’s Day.
  • Although it seemed probable that low wage women, the ones who arguably had most to protest Wednesday, would be left out of the earlier A Day Without a Woman protest, their voices were loudly represented. 
  • The organizers made it inescapably clear that their movement, one built on intersectional feminism, meant that women would stand for one another. Read more (3/8/17 11:10 PM)
Recaps from Chat

Recap from the last chat - we went episode by episode, so all the writers should read this. I’ll still start with some general comments that people had and discussions of some useful aspects from the last chat as well.

As a quick note, some of the episodes are discussed more or less than others, depending on if the writer was there or if people had thoughts or substantive comments rather than just compliments. I also removed all of the comments that were simply complimentary, but the chat was overwhelmingly positive as to each and every episode, which makes sense because they’re all AWESOME. Just wanted you all to know that. Writers who weren’t at the chat but want to see people complimenting them, just let me know, I can send you portions of the raw transcript.

There was a suggestion  that we post one episode posted per day rather than all at once – thoughts?

Schedule reminder: Episode Drafts due July 31; Posting to start August 15

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