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4 Superhero Movies That Should’ve Dropped The Superheroes

Superhero movies have managed to stay fresh by grabbing other genres and sticking superheroes in them. Logan is a Western / road movie in which half of the characters happen to have knife-knuckles. Winter Soldier is an espionage thriller with some Stark tech thrown in. The problem is that you quickly realize that sometimes the superhero stuff is a totally unnecessary layer, there to get us to choke down the real story they wanted to tell, like the bit of cheese you use to get your dog to swallow his…

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Church warns of more Down’s terminations

Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features. NIPT involves taking a blood sample from the woman to look for DNA from the baby circulating in her blood. The new test should cut the number of women who need riskier diagnostic tests in pregnancy that can cause a miscarriage. A world without Down’s syndrome? Safer Down’s test backed for NHS use But Rev Dr Brendan MCCarthy, the CoE’s national adviser on medical ethics, said there was “anecdotal” evidence that some…

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7 Lies Barack Obama Has Told America

He may have a way with words, but Obama can’t talk his way out of these lies. Here are the seven biggest whoppers Barack Obama sold to the American people as POTUS. 1. “I was the guy who did the Red Bull Stratos jump from the stratosphere back in 2012. I free-fell 127,000 feet, and it was exhilarating.” (March 12, 2014) There is absolutely no truth to this statement made by the president. At this time, 100 percent of sources agree the jump in question was actually completed by Austrian…

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Government shutdown nears as short-term spending bill fails

Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border. Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018 Negotiations, however, were continuing through the evening, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., still working to pass a resolution to keep the government open, White House sources…

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The Shirk Report Volume 456

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – When your favourite frozen pizza is on sale for $2.99 | When you get home and your friend tells you they’re now $1.99 – The kids are going to be alright (fyi for those curious like me,…

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Kids were asked about Trump’s first year in office. Hilarious, brutal honesty ensued.

Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know what kids thought about President Donald Trump’s first year in office. So he asked. “Trump’s approval ratings, according to the polls that were released today, is at 37%, which isn’t great,” the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” explained in a segment that aired Jan. 18, 2018. “But that was a poll of adults. I wanted to see what kids thought of his first year in office.” The show sent a correspondent out on the streets to get kids’ thoughts on the matter. And hilarity ensued:…

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Die Hard and Home Alone Are The EXACT Same Movie

Every year, families gather around the Christmas tree and debate what classic movie to watch in lieu of talking to each other. By now, America has unanimously agreed that Die Hard deserves a spot among the holiday classics. It’s an uplifting tale of family, selflessness, and redemption. We predict that within a decade, it will be standard for families to use festive decorations to tape guns to their backs. You probably know that Die Hard was such a hit that it spawned a whole generation of “Lone hero thwarting terrorists…

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Internet Reacts To Reports Of Stan Lee’s Sexual Misconduct With Shock And Skepticism

The Weinstein effect continues, with comic-book legend Stan Lee as the latest celebrity to be accused of sexual misconduct. The Daily Mail is reporting that the 95 year old has been accused of groping his home-care nurses, exposing himself to and demanding oral sex from the women. Lee is claiming that this is an act of extortion, and his attornies have sent a cease and desist to the nursing company. His attorney, Tom Lallas, has offered the following statement: “Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he…

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Belize Is Ending All Offshore Oil Drilling In Its Waters

The reign of fossil fuels is coming to an end in Belize. In a colossal attempt to save the world’s second largest barrier reef, the Central American nation has officially decided to end all oil exploration and extraction in its waters. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300-kilometer-long (186-mile-long) strip of gorgeous coral reefs, stunning clear waters, offshore atolls, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons, and estuaries that lie within the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. It’s often described as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, serving as home to around 100…

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Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protesters are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘ridiculous’

Bardot is second French film star after Catherine Deneuve to lambast women involved in campaigns such as #MeToo and its French equivalent Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protesters are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘ridiculous’ Bardot is second French film star after Catherine Deneuve to lambast women involved in campaigns such as #MeToo and its French equivalent Thu 18 Jan 2018 08.32EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close Catherine Deneuve in expressing distaste for women in the film industry who complain of sexual…

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30+ Oddly Satisfying Food Photos That We Cant Stop Looking At

These days, dining out can feel like a trip to a tourist landmark. Dishes are carefully documented and curated for the visual satisfaction of virtual diners on social media. However, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of food is not just the domain of chefs in fancy restaurants. We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of the most gorgeous grub we could find, whether it’s satisfyingly symmetrical or just plain tasty-looking! Scroll down below to check it out!

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