Sen. Thom Tillis: Dems' strategy of personal destruction against Trump began with Brett Kavanaugh   

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Democrats know they can’t beat President Trump by running on the issues the American people care about, which is why they’ve employed the politics of personal destruction.
          

Steve Hilton: What no one has been reporting about the Trump-Ukraine impeachment saga   

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The Democrats' obsession with scandal is out of touch and decadent. People want substance, not scandal.
          

Tomi Lahren: Mr. President, please save California from liberals and liberal policies   

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The people of California — even the liberals who won’t admit it — deserve better than this.
          

Your chance to own a piece of contemporary jewellery! Suspended in Pink Raffle   

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Musings about the Suspended in Pink Raffle.

Thanks to Marthe Le Van's recent article, I have been thinking about the 'Suspended in Pink' raffle.

Here is an extract:

"As a retail storeowner and salesperson, the raffle felt amateurish, gimmicky, and a bit desperate—like when I heard about Facebook for the first time. Ultimately, after reconciling all my perspectives, I believe there is much to applaud in the Suspended in Pink raffle. It feels fresh and innovative, optimistic and courageous, liberating and democratic—all worthy consequences pointing toward progress"

Now, I have no problem at all about an idea of mine being compared to the early Facebook- and I am the first to admit the visuals, practicalities and how the raffle is presented still needs some work!
Most raffles are devised as a means of fundraising, to enable an exhibition, event etc... Seen by the  Borax Collective , Handshake Jewellery and an American Art Jewellery group  ( i am sure there are many many more).

And as Le Van notices, through her many astute questions, fundraising is not the aim of the 'Suspended in Pink' Raffle...




So what is it? and WHY should you take part?


I go to many many exhibitions every year. But As a wanna-be collector, I have only three small pins.
I dont want a specially designed brooch with a groups logo on it, a sample piece or a bunch of postcards as a consolation prize- I want THE piece. 

          I want to own Silke Fleischer's amazing necklace and Sam Hamilton's 'Bread' Like brooch.





As a practitioner is who interested in engagement and audience interaction, I am always looking for ways to get my audience to wear the jewellery, understand it, and imagine owning it- and that, in my view, is the real strength of the 'Suspended in Pink' raffle.




So the idea of raffling off one of the jewellery pieces from the Suspended in Pink Exhibition seemed an obvious idea.






 But its more then that.... Once a viewer decides   they wish to take part in the raffle, they then can spend up to an hour, going through the exhibition, trying on the jewellery, comparing, assessing, deciding which item THEY would take home.


Deciding which piece of jewellery spoke out the most to them.





And this was then the piece that they would then bet on.
Maybe they would win it, maybe not- but for £5/€6/$8 it seems like a worth while experience to have- the experience of wearing and imagining that favourite piece of jewellery which YOUR ticket could win you....


And here is the good news- the odds of winning in this raffle are actually really high!

Only a small number of people have guessed the same names, and there are a number of exhibitors who's name has not been guessed yet-

So you have a real chance of winning....


All you have to do is email:
suspendedinpink@gmail.com
with: your name, the name of the artist who you want to win-

And to send payment of £5/€6/$8 by paypal to:
suspendedinpink@gmail.com

The winner is announced this Autumn!








          

Its Raffle Time!!!!!   

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Do you want to own a piece of contemporary jewellery? Do you want to win a piece of Jewellery by one of the artists taking part in 'Suspended in Pink'?
If so, this is how!

On the 10th of January, during our fantastic private view- One of THESE artists names was chosen from a hat:
Alexandra Hopp, Andrea Coderch, Annette Dam, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Claire Lavendhomme, Claire McArdle, Corrado de Meo, Demitra Thomloudis, Drew Markou, Erica Voss, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Galatée Pestre, Helena Johansson, Heng Lee, Isabel Dammermann, Iris Eichenberg, Jane Richie, Jo Pond, Jorge Manilla, Josephine Siwei Wang, Karen Bartlett, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Kate Rohde, Katharina Moch, Kevin Hughes, Lauren Markley, Laurence Verdier, Lital Mendel, Lynn Batchelder, Mallory Weston, Masako Hamaguchi, Michelle Kraemer, Minna Karhu, Patricia A Gallucci, Rachel McKnight, Réka Fekete, Rhona McCallum, Ria Lins, Sam Hamilton, Silke Fleischer, Sofia Björkman, Thea Clark, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Yeseul Seo, Zoe Robertson.


the names- all ready to be picked!!!!


Jo Pond selected a name from the hat-
The name is sealed in the pink envelope, ready to be revealed in August! 

So, Now, All you have to do is:
1. Guess who's name is in the envelope
2. Purchase a raffle ticket (£5/€6/$8) by contacting Laura at suspendedinpink@gmail.com, or at one of the exhibitions
3. Love and look after your ticket until the end of our exhibition at the Heidi Lowe Gallery, to see if you have won an item of jewellery from one of our exhibitors!!!!



So, Where does your money go?
Firstly, I truely believe that all artists should be paid for their hard work! SO, rather then asking the participanting artists in 'Suspended in Pink' to donate a piece of jewellery, we shall be purchasing that item, using the money raised in the raffle. Any extra earned income will be invested in the the exhibition, allowing use to travel to new additional and exciting venues throughout the year!

Thanks to Marthe Le Van for aking these questions- hope I have answered them :)

 What if no one guessed the right jeweler? 
Ans: We will chose another name from a hat, and will keep doing it until we have a winner!

What if several people did? 

Ans: We will put there names in a hat and chose from one of these names. Those who guessed right, but did not win the actual piece will win a very small consolation prize.

Who pays shipping and customs? 
Ans: I do!

Will the package be insured? 
Ans: Yes!


Any further questions on this are welcome, just contact Laura at suspendedinpink@gmail.com


          

Jury meet up day!   

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SO, the deadline has past, and we received nearly 370 different piece of jewellery for consideration from over 150 people from all over the world!
Thanks to Timothy Information Limited and Laura Potter for their hard work,

the chosen participants will be announced very very shortly!

thank you to everyone for your hard work and fantastic pieces.


          

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6 injured in bridge collapse at Maryland wedding   

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Authorities say six people were injured at a Maryland wedding over the weekend when a possibly overloaded foot bridge collapsed, dropping pedestrians into a stream about eight feet below.

Frederick County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Healy tells The Washington Post that one person was hospitalized...


          

Life Recovery in Lewiston   

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Life Recovery is a 12-step-based ministry for people with addictions or other life-controlling problems. Starting Thursday, Oct. 24, the meetings will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Assembly of God, 4754 Creek Road.
          

NMN's Anti-aging magic or science?   

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Age slowly and silently creeps up on all of us until we start looking and feeling older, but by then, it may be too late...or is it?

I found this fascinating story on NPR and thought a few of us might be willing to at least try reversing the aging process. It can be expensive, meaning it may help wealthy people live longer than the rest of us. But maybe for a few months, we can steal back a few years of our youth:

In short: Better understanding the mechanisms of aging has led to promising treatments to slow, stop and even reverse the symptoms of growing old. And turning back the clock this way isn't just about a longer life span; it's about extending healthy, vital years. Could pills that mimic the positive benefits of exercise, at least in mice, be effective for humans? And what does this portend for the future, if we will all live decades longer? This season of Future You is dedicated to the human body and what capabilities we will have in the coming decades. You can find the latest episodes on YouTube or at npr.org/futureyou.

          

Ron Johnson gushes Conspiracy Theories, doesn't Trust FBI and CIA, before and now after.    

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Ron Johnson became Wisconsin's Senator because he didn't understand the Affordable Care Act, and hated a program offering more people access to affordable health insurance. He even said...


And it only got worse from there. In Washington, Johnson's blathering idiocy became the talk of the town:

And then he got reelected...true!

Johnson plays Trump as Victim, says he's "...never seen a president, administration, be sabotaged from the day after the election: Amazing. Let's remind our clueless Dumb Ron Johnson why that's not true either:
1. Here’s John Boehner offering his plans for Obama’s agenda: “We're going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”

2. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell summed up his plan to National Journal: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

3. Mike Pence, underscored the point with a clip from Patton, showing the general rallying his troops for war against their Nazi enemy: “We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time! We’re going to go through him like crap through a goose!”

4. Even though the economy was in free fall, not one House Republican had voted for the effort to revive it, prompting a wave of punditry about a failed party refusing to help clean up its own mess and dooming itself to irrelevance.

5. Have we forgotten that right when President Obama took office in 2009, the Republican leadership in Congress planned a no-honeymoon strategy of all-out resistance to Obama, even though the country was in an economic meltdown? Then-Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) said that “if [Obama] was for it, we had to be against it.”
So it's mind-bending to hear Dumb Ron Johnson whine about the supposed "attacks" on the grifting Trump family presidency:
Johnson: "I have never in my lifetime seen a president after being elected, not having some measure of well wishes from his opponents; I've never seen a president, administration, be sabotaged from the day after the election; I've never seen no measure of a honeymoon what-so-ever." 
Johnson, chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security committee, rambled from one conspiracy theory to another (just like every Trump cultist), and admitted he doesn't trust the CIA or the FBI.
Johnson: "No, I don't — absolutely not. No, and I didn't trust them back then."


So, Nothing like this ever happened under Obama? Trump Investigations plays into GOP Victim-Hood: Here's just a quick reminder below. Note: Remember Trump's own attempts to seek out Obama's birth certificate to prove he was not a U.S. citizen and a secret Muslin:
MSNBC: Republicans made aggressive use of their investigative powers ... matters involving Hillary Clinton, her use of email as secretary of state, her conduct of foreign policy and the Clinton Foundation ... House Republicans unleashed a barrage of subpoenas ... a half dozen GOP-led House committees conducted protracted investigations of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya ... investigations of the 2009-2011 Operation Fast and Furious episode – a botched initiative against drug cartels that ended up putting guns in the hands of murderers ... investigations into the IRS's treatment of conservatives, and his administration’s loan guarantee to the failed solar-panel startup, Solyndra. And much more.
Who can forget Johnson's imagined "secret society?" 


Or this Johnson gem:


Ron Johnson now has his eye on the governorship in Wisconsin. Just a little advice to anyone thinking about moving to a state who's economy is held hostage by the gerrymandered Republican Party determined to not change a thing because after 8 years of control, everything is perfect now; DON'T. 



          

16 homeless people have died in Dorset over the past six years   

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More than a dozen homeless people have died in Dorset over the past six years, official estimates show.
          

Letter: Thank you for helping me after my nasty fall   

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I WOULD like to thank all the kind people who came to my assistance when I had a nasty fall on September 7, near to Nappers Yard in Dorchester where the paving goes from very smooth bricks to cobbled stones.
          

Dad of youngster with "severe" muscle-wasting condition to host charity fundraiser   

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The father of a young boy with an incurable muscle-wasting condition is encouraging people to join in a national bake sale for charity.
          

I Went to a Rick Santorum Speech and Lived to Blog About It   

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I arrived a half hour early to the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University, which turned out to be a good idea. There were already hundreds of people crowded into the lobby waiting for a “town hall” sponsored by the ORU College Republicans featuring Rick Santorum. The event was initially scheduled to take place in a banquet […]
          

Banquet boosts Peacemakers   

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Roughly 700 people attended the Peacemakers Hope Banquet on Thursday night at Englewood Baptist Church.
          

Feds indict nine on gun, drug charges   

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The U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday said a federal grand jury has handed down indictments against nine people from Rocky Mount on charges including firearms-related, illegal-drug-related and robbery offenses.
          

Regulatory Action Center Review - October 7, 2019   

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Welcome to FreedomWorks Foundation’s nineteenth regulatory review of 2019! Our Regulatory Action Center proudly updates you with our favorite tidbits from the swamp. We want to smash barriers between bureaucracy and the American people by delivering regulatory news straight to FreedomWorks activists. Check back in two weeks for the next edition.

1) Video of the Week: Unsurprisingly, the United States is not the first country to experience ballooning budgets and astronomical deficits. In the mid-1990’s, Canada’s debt grew to as high as 70% of GDP, similar to our current debt situation. In this weeks video, John Stossell sits down with Canadian economist David Henderson to discuss how Canada managed to tackle their debt problem by cutting government spending and reducing waste.

2) Why Is the CDC Still Fostering Potentially Deadly Confusion About Vaping and Lung Disease?: “Media outlets, following the lead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continue to blame recent cases of severe respiratory illnesses among vapers on "vaping" and "e-cigarettes" in general, falsely implying a link to legal nicotine products. This misinformation is fostering public confusion that may lead to more disease and death, both from smoking and from the black-market products that have been implicated in the lung disease cases.” https://reason.com/2019/09/24/why-is-the-cdc-still-fostering-potentially-deadly-confusion-about-vaping-and-lung-disease/

3) FBI using Facebook ads to gather Russian intelligence: report: “The FBI is reportedly using Facebook ads to gather intelligence on Russia, specifically targeting those who may be or know Russian spies. The FBI is running ads in the Washington, D.C., area, CNN reported on Wednesday, that direct to the FBI field office's website that describes its counterintelligence team and encourages visitors to meet "in person." https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/464069-fbi-using-facebook-ads-to-gather-russian-intelligence-report

4) Federal Court Upholds FCC Decision to Roll Back Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules: “Today, by a 2-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided largely with the FCC, upholding the primary regulatory rollback as a valid exercise of its authority. In the nearly 200 page opinion, which is heavy on technical detail, the court wrote that while the challengers raised "numerous objections" aiming to show that the FCC's reclassification is "unreasonable," the judges found them "unconvincing." https://reason.com/2019/10/01/federal-court-upholds-fcc-decision-to-roll-back-obama-era-net-neutrality-rules/

5) Trump to issue executive order ‘protecting’ Americans from ‘Medicare for All’ campaign proposals pushed by Democrats: “The executive order, which he is scheduled to discuss at a speech in Florida later Thursday, is intended to bolster Medicare Advantage, private Medicare insurance for seniors that currently covers 22 million people, senior administration officials said on a call with reporters. The plan would also offer more affordable plan options, increase use of telehealth services and bring payments in Medicare fee-for-service program in line with payments for Medicare Advantage, officials said.” https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/03/trump-to-issue-executive-order-protecting-americans-from-medicare-for-all.html

6) Treasury to create tool to help people redeem billions in unclaimed savings bonds: “Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday said that the Treasury Department will create an online tool to help people redeem billions of dollars in savings bonds. About $26 billion in matured savings bonds are in the U.S. Treasury and have yet to be redeemed. Using the department's forthcoming tool, people will be able to verify against Treasury Department records if they have any savings bonds dated after 1974 that can be redeemed, Kennedy's office said in a news release.” https://thehill.com/policy/finance/464057-senator-treasury-will-create-tool-to-help-people-redeem-billions-of-dollars-in

7) Trump takes heat from right over vaping crackdown: “The Trump administration is under fire from conservative groups and some GOP lawmakers, who are pushing back over its planned crackdown on e-cigarette flavors. They say the administration is overreaching, and the flavor ban will harm small businesses, a violation of core Republican free market principles.” https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/464470-trump-takes-heat-from-right-over-vaping-crackdown


          

6 Sustainable Energy Examples for World Governments to Follow   

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Climate change is all over the news. Regardless of how much people deny climate change, we are all starting to feel its impact. This applies to everyone regardless of which part of the world you live in. The disastrous effects of climate change go hand-in-hand with the way we consume energy. Fossil fuels remain the […]

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No Ropes: the Traditional, Fearless Art of Chinese Rock Climbing   

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No Ropes: the Traditional, Fearless Art of Chinese Rock Climbing

In a small village in China, a group of “spider-men” and women free-climb massive cave walls for medicinal herbs. Just don’t look down.

Chinese rock-climbing

Ever had one of those nightmares where you’re clinging to something, dangling over a great height with nothing to catch you? Well it turns out one person’s nightmare can be another culture’s idea of a totally reasonable thing to do with your time: in Guizhou, China, a small group of people from the Miao tribe actually live their lives this way.

Referred to as “spider men” by locals, they seem completely chill about their terrifying occupation – a style of high-rise, cave-based rock climbing that is done without any kind of harness, net or safety device. This video from Great Big Story captures the whole thing well:

It seems that this extremely dangerous custom started out as part of a unique burial tradition, where the spider men would carry coffins up, and leave them in the rock faces. As time went on, the funerary ritual died out, and the climbers turned their skills to collecting rare medicinal herbs found high up in the caves. To this day, the same herbs are still what draw climbers to scale the cliffs, though the numbers of willing practitioners have dwindled.

Luckily, there is still the occasional youth willing to learn the art of being a spider-man, though sometimes compromises must be made – namely, the accepting of ‘spider women’. Taught by her father to climb, Luo Dengping is one such renegade fearlessly taking up the mantle. In perfecting her approach, she says that the most important lesson her father taught her in learning to climb is knowing how to get down just as much as getting up. His best tip for this? “Touch the rock first with your hand or foot. If you can’t touch it, don’t move.”

Sounds like shrewd advice. 


          

Indonesia quake victims too scared to return home after fake news of bigger quake   

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Thousands of Indonesians are still in shelters nearly two weeks after a deadly earthquake sparked a stream of fake news and hoaxes warning that an even bigger disaster was looming, the government said on Monday.A state of emergency has been declared until Wednesday, with nearly 135,000 people in evacuation shelters and tents.Many displaced people are too scared to return to their homes in the remote Maluku Islands after the area suffered more than 1,000 aftershocks following a 6.5-magnitude…
          

Washingtonian (Not the Washingtonian) Stands in Solidarity With Ukraine (Not the Ukraine)   

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Ukraine would very much like people to stop saying “the Ukraine,” Politico reports: The construction of Ukraine’s name has been politically fraught for years. … Critics of the use of “the Ukraine” argue it belittles the country’s status as a sovereign state, reducing it to its status as a former Soviet territory. Those of us […]
          

Aqua Subterranea   

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Aqua Subterranea is an ancient underground water cistern, long since abandoned by the people who built it...yet something now calls the murky water in these endless corridors home...

Aqua Subterranea is a modular environment featuring 9 vaulted corridor sections, that can connect together in any order for unlimited possibilities. The set also comes with 16 individual props for you to further customize your scenes as well as a bonus, pre-made scene with lights and 6 camera presets for Poser and Daz Studio (3Delight and Iray).

Price: $25.95 Special Price: $12.98


          

City Wings   

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The people of Fae are dark and strange to us in the old places, in their native lands; but stranger still are those who have followed us into the cities. Partaking of the elemental natures of technology and decay, their wings reflect the nature of their environments.

This set of rigged smart-props lets you give your urban Fae the sort of wings an urban fairy should have – rusty, torn, cobbled together from bits of trash. You can create looks that are pretty or sinister, but all of them are appropriate to a city environment.

Price: $8.95 Special Price: $4.48


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