REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – Pop star Lady Gaga was awarded a peace prize by Yoko Ono in a ceremony in Iceland on Tuesday.
Peace activist Ono said the LennonOno Grant for Peace, established in the name of her late husband, former Beatle John Lennon, rewarded Lady Gaga for combining stardom with activism and changing “the mental map” of the world.
“Lady Gaga is in a position of number one as a singer songwriter,” Ono told Reuters Television. “And when you are number one you don’t want to risk yourself. And she did.”
Grammy-winning Lady Gaga, who shot to fame with her debut album “The Fame” in 2008, accepted the puzzle-shaped award in Reykjavik along with a monetary prize that she said she will give to the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Gaga said she would continue to “communicate compassionately to the world and its leaders,” and dedicated the award to “youth empowerment around the world.”
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Riverside County squirrel tests positive for exposure to Bubonic plague
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) – A ground squirrel collected in the wild near Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains was found with fleas carrying bacteria that can cause Bubonic plague, the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health announced Tuesday.
The squirrel was collected during routine sampling and testing.
Riverside County officials said it was the first test of an animal in the county that showed signs of the plague in nearly a decade.
The ground squirrel was found at the Fern Basin campground north of Idyllwild on September 6 during routine testing.
The Deception Of “Moderate Islam”
By: Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
Right Side News
In the ten plus years since Islamic jihadists, acting in the name of their god, Allah, murdered almost 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01, daily life in the United States has been tremendously altered by such security measures as waiting in long lines to pass through magnetometers at professional sporting events and submitting to invasive body searches before taking airline flights. In view of these remarkable changes in the way we go about our everyday activities, it is amazing that the following question is not asked, discussed, or analyzed at length in public forums: What exactly has caused such far-reaching and heretofore unusual infringements on the personal freedoms of Americans?
Of course, the answer is not some nondescript or nebulously “radical” terrorism as is commonly and inaccurately reported in the media and misleadingly alleged by the US Government; instead it is purposeful jihad by Shari’a-allegiant Muslims to subjugate non-Islamic believers under Islamic Shari’a law. Recognition of this fact may be politically incorrect and socially discomforting, but it is undeniable.
Free Birth Control Lowers Abortion and Teen Birth Rate
When women in a recent US study were offered free access to a range of contraceptives, they overwhelmingly opted for the more effective—but often pricier—methods, like intrauterine devices and other types of implants, dramatically reducing the rate of unintended pregnancy. Among teens, the effect was particularly pronounced. Study participants also had fewer abortions than the general population. Experts expect to see a similar trend across the nation thanks to a new US healthcare law requiring most workplace insurance plans to offer women free access to contraceptives.
Curious History: Peculiar Pistols from the Past
Pepperbox pistols were first used in the 1500s. The unusual gun features multiple rotating barrels numbering between four and twenty four. Although they were sometimes made of one continuous piece, the barrels were often all made of separate pieces and individually removable for easy maintenance. The earliest models of this type of gun did not rotate automatically after each shot; the barrel assembly had to be rotated by hand to move the next pre-loaded barrel into position. The pepperbox pistol was the predecessor to today’s revolver, only instead of a moving cylinder these weird pistols used rotating barrels to shoot one bullet at a time.
Duckfoot pistols are even more bizarre looking, featuring multiple barrels designed to shoot all at the same time. The spread-out barrels are meant to strike multiple targets or adversaries at once. They were often used in situations where one person might be up against several enemies simultaneously, such as in the case of prison guards or sailors.
Despite looking totally awesome, the duckfoot pistol and pepperbox pistol both faded into obscurity around the time more sophisticated handguns were invented.