On the heels of news that former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake is producing a forthcoming documentary on the dangers of contraception, we find a unique concern. “Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall’s book Sweetening The Pill: Or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.”
A short description of the contents, designed to entice readers to order the book, states:
Millions of healthy women take a powerful medication every day from their mid-teens to menopause—the pill—but few know how this drug works or the potential side effects. Contrary to cultural myth, the birth control pill impacts on every organ and function of the body, and yet most women do not even think of it as a drug.
Depression, anxiety, paranoia, rage, panic attacks—just a few of the effects of the pill on half of the over 80 percent of women who pop these tablets during their lifetimes.
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Satan has been cut from the coming movie “Son of God” because the actor closely resembles President Barack Obama.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christian producers and husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey decided to cut the scenes involving the devil to avoid politically charged criticism that could undermine the film’s main focus on the life of Jesus.
“It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor. This is now a movie about Jesus, the son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time,” Downey told The Reporter.
The film is due to be released on Feb. 28. It is based on last year’s popular television miniseries that the two produced, called “The Bible,” which featured actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan.
After the miniseries debuted, commentators on social media noted the similarities between the president and Satan in the program, and side-by-side photos went viral.
Burnett and Downey issued statements at the time supporting the president and slamming those that made the connection between Obama and Satan, according to The Reporter.
“Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey said, according to The Reporter. “The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead.”
Israelis, Palestinian Arabs, Egyptians, Jordanians and Syrians may not be able to agree on all that much… but they all agree on hating John Kerry.
Whether you’re Jewish, Christian or Muslim, the one thing that brings you together is hating John Kerry.
Here are Egyptians burning pictures of John Kerry depicted with a Muslim Brotherhood beard.
Here are Israelis protesting John Kerry’s pro-terrorist policies.
And declaring him persona non-grata in Israel.
I’m famous, I’m ‘bold’ and ‘I don’t give a s***’
Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera wants to die before he’s not famous anymore and he really doesn’t “give a s***.”
That’s what he told TheBlaze’s Will Cain in a clip from “The Cain Conversation” when asked about his relationship to fame at 70 years old.
“Half the reason why I go to these places,” Rivera said, “Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, getting shot at — is I’d rather die — I’ve been looking to get killed in action for years.” He added, “That’s one of the reasons I’m so bold. Because I don’t give a s***.”
Second JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death: Said To Be 33 Year Old Hong Kong FX Trader
The banker suicide wave that started in late January has now become an epidemic, and it seems to be focusing on one bank: JP Morgan.
After the first suicide that took place in JPM’s London headquarters, ending the life of 39 year old Gabriel Magee, a vice president in the investment bank’s technology department, next it was 37 year old Ryan Crane, an executive director in the firm’s program trading division, who died under still unknown circumstances.
Moments ago a third JPMorgan banker committed suicide, this time at the JPMorgan Charter House Asia headquarters in central Hong Kong, where a 33 year old man who was said to have been an FX trader for JPM, just jumped to his death.
Not much is known yet about the circumstances of the suicide, however according to early reports, the man was 33-years-old, surnamed Lee, and believed to be a forex trader for JP Morgan.
Commuters noticed the man at the top of Chater House around 2pm to 3pm in the afternoon and called the police but policemen who arrived at the scene failed to convince the man not to jump. The deceased was sent to the hospital immediately but was pronounced dead on arrival. As several lanes on Connaught Road Central were closed because of the incident, traffic in the area were chaotic.
The man stands on the roof of Chater House in Central as
police try to talk him down. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Meeting for the third time since its institution, the council of eight cardinals has reconvened in Rome to address the economic affairs of the Holy See, and will continue their discussions over the next t days.
The council, chosen by Pope Francis to advise him on matters of church governance and curia reform, will be meeting Feb. 17 – 19, following an initial meeting in October, and a second in December.
CDW Secretary Abp. Roche: Latin Mass (modern or Traditional) “will always be a part of the Roman Rite”
Archbishop Arthur Roche is the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, and is helping to organize a special conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of … “Sacrosanctum Concilium.” … Speaking of the Latin Mass, the archbishop highlighted that it “will always be a part of the Roman rite” because it maintains “the language in which the Roman rite is written – whether it be the ordinary or indeed the extraordinary form.”“It is the way in which the Church expresses itself,” he explained, observing how there has been an increase in use of Gregorian chant during Mass, “especially at international events.”Drawing attention to the special international reach of the city of Rome, Archbishop Roche went on to say that “people from throughout the world, from every continent and from the different hemispheres, come together to share Mass and are joined together in that common expression of the singing of the Latin part of the Mass.”Turning his attention to Pope Francis take on the rite, the archbishop explained that “the Pope hasn’t expressed anything about the extraordinary form nor in fact about the ordinary form either.”Read more