Teaser Poster: ‘Despicable Me 2’ | Joblo via Latino Review

So here’s a teaser poster for a movie that doesn’t come out for another two years.

Cow cloned to produce human milk

The cow’s genome was spliced with human genes, allowing the cow to produce the equivalent of mother’s milk.

Allison Jones poses for Jordan Matter as part of his latest “Dancers Among Us” photo set.

hamsters in trouble

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the French government must do more to save the wild hamster or be forced to pay up to $24.6 million for what, in essence, amounts to environmental negligence.

Two years ago the wild hamster population was near 1,500 and now has fallen to just 800. An increasing amount of suburban sprawl and a shift to new types of crops planted in the Alsace of France have led to a rapid die-off of thousands of endangered wild hamsters. Urban development tears up hamster burrows and crops favored by the critters are being switched out. Hamsters love corn but the corn species being planted in the Alsace isn’t ripe when hamsters emerge from winter hibernation causing them to starve to death.

To correct these issues, the EU Court has ordered massive restraints in urbanization and development and is forcing farmers to plant summer ripening corn. These measures should save hundreds of burrows from being destroyed and give hungry hamsters some food to wake up to. Simple changes that will mean life or death for these little guys.

Hopefully France steps up to do their part to save the hamsters. It’s cool that the European Court can actually punish countries for not doing enough to protect animals and the environment. I hope we see more of that going on.

Follow Up of the Day: As the saying goes: On the Internet, nobody knows you’re not an openly lesbian blogger from Damascus.
40-year-old Tom MacMaster, an American from Georgia, confessed today to having fabricated the identity of A Gay Girl in Damascus blogger Amina Arraf — an online persona he spent years cultivating.
“I never expected this level of attention,” MacMaster wrote on his blog in a post titled “apology to readers.” “While the narrative voice may have been fictional,” he goes on to say, “the facts on this blog are true and not mısleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about.”
MacMaster, who moved to Edinburgh last year to study at the University of Edinburgh, is currently vacationing with his wife in Istanbul. When reached for comment by The Washington Post, MacMaster initially denied having heard of Amina, but mounting evidence suggesting otherwise forced him to eventually relent and apologize.
[haaretz / wapo.]

As the saying goes: On the Internet, nobody knows you’re not an openly lesbian blogger from Damascus.

40-year-old Tom MacMaster, an American from Georgia, confessed today to having fabricated the identity of A Gay Girl in Damascus blogger Amina Arraf— an online persona he spent years cultivating.

“I never expected this level of attention,” MacMaster wrote on his blog in a post titled “apology to readers.” “While the narrative voice may have been fictional,” he goes on to say, “the facts on this blog are true and not mısleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about.”

MacMaster, who moved to Edinburgh last year to study at the University of Edinburgh, is currently vacationing with his wife in Istanbul. When reached for comment by The Washington Post, MacMaster initially denied having heard of Amina, but mounting evidence suggesting otherwise forced him to eventually relent and apologize.

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