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Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present Culture Food 

Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present

Mexico (GV) – Mexico City has gradually turned its back on traditional drinks and foods. With the arrival of large multinational commercial consortiums and fast-food chains that have branches in virtually every neighborhood in the city, the dishes and brews that grandparents and other ancestors consumed run the risk of falling into disuse or disappearing. Here we’ll take a look at two of the drinks that fall into this category. Tepache Tepache is a low-alcohol drink, similar to beer but sweet. Its current form has an intense amber color and is made primarily of fermented pineapple, sweetened with piloncillo (panela) and seasoned with cinnamon and Read More

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Radical feminists’ objection to sex work is profoundly un-feminist Culture Featured 

Radical feminists’ objection to sex work is profoundly un-feminist

World (Conversation) – Although sex workers around the world lobby for decriminalisation, sex work law remains controversial. This article is part of a series exploring sex work and regulatory reform. While women’s libbers have spent decades fighting to get us dominion over our own bodies, radical feminists have spent almost as long trying to insert caveats. Apparently there are right and egregiously wrong ways to use our bodies – more specifically our genitals – particularly when dollars are involved. For “radfems”, sex work is a metonym for the sins of patriarchy and something that can only ever lead us Read More

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US President Donald Trump Pardons Reviled Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Politics 

US President Donald Trump Pardons Reviled Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Washington DC (Sputnik) – On Friday, US President Donald Trump granted a pardon to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A political ally of Trump, Arpaio dubbed himself “the toughest sheriff in America.” He was pardoned less than a month after being convicted in a criminal contempt case stemming from his department’s racial profiling activities. Trump strongly hinted that he would pardon Arpaio in an August 14 interview with Fox News, saying he was “seriously considering” it. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him,” the president said. At Read More

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Rise in minimum wage linked to fewer teen pregnancies Culture 

Rise in minimum wage linked to fewer teen pregnancies

United States (JR) – Raising the minimum wage results in lower teen birth rates, especially among white and Hispanic adolescents, a new study suggests. Elected leaders nationwide are continually debating the benefits and consequences of raising the minimum wage in cities, states and at the federal level. Arguments often focus on how local business could be impacted and whether workers really would earn more money, considering companies might cut employees’ hours to control costs. Scholars are examining the issue to help policymakers better understand the implications of a higher minimum wage. Much of the newest research focuses on how it Read More

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Jack the Ripper May Have Been Notorious US Serial Killer Dr. Death Culture Featured 

Jack the Ripper May Have Been Notorious US Serial Killer Dr. Death

United States (Sputnik) – A new suspect has emerged for the world’s most infamous unsolved case – Jack The Ripper. A theory has emerged which links the series of killings in Victorian London with the first serial killer to emerge in the United States. Dr. Henry H. Holmes built a hotel in Chicago in time for the World’s Fair, which was held in 1893. But the hotel was in fact a labyrinthine torture chamber and the guests would book in, but never leave. Holmes — who was born as the rather more prosaic Herman Mudgett — confessed to killing 27 people in his “murder castle” and was hanged in 1896. “I was born Read More

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Congressman: If female GOP senators were South Texas men, I’d challenge them to a duel Politics 

Congressman: If female GOP senators were South Texas men, I’d challenge them to a duel

Washington DC (TexasTribune) – A Texas GOP congressman says if the three female Republican senators who oppose a bill repealing Obamacare were men from South Texas, he might challenge them to a duel. A Texas GOP congressman says if the three female Republican senators who oppose a bill repealing Obamacare were men from South Texas, he might challenge them to a duel. “The fact that the Senate does not have the courage to do some of the things that every Republican in the Senate promised to do is just absolutely repugnant to me,” U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, told his local radio Read More

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White Female Immigrant Gunned Down By Muslim Cop: Talking Heads Spontaneously Combust Columns Featured Justice 

White Female Immigrant Gunned Down By Muslim Cop: Talking Heads Spontaneously Combust

United States (GREED) – Editor’s Note: One of our editorial staff recently became so infuriated over the state of our society (we force her to read 500 headlines a day; can you blame her?), that she turned into the Dragon Lady. In the first of what we hope will become a series of spicy editorials, she spews fire over the recent police shooting of Justine Damond.  In case you missed it, a woman in Minnesota was shot and killed by a police officer responding to her 9-1-1 call. She was calling to report a possible sexual assault in the alley Read More

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YPJ Commander Expresses Opposition to Disintegration of Syria Politics 

YPJ Commander Expresses Opposition to Disintegration of Syria

Syria (Tasnim) – Commander of the Kurdish Women`s Protection Units (YPJ) Nasrin Abdullah referred to presence of many ethnic groups in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and said they oppose any move to disintegrate Syria. “We do not consider any action for dividing Syria as correct,” Abdullah, who commands female units in the ongoing operation to recapture Daesh (known as ISIL, ISIS) stronghold in Syria, Raqqa, made the remarks in an interview with Tasnim. She referred to US failed plans in Syria and noted that US tried many ways but was not successful and, accordingly, reviewed its strategy “when it Read More

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Jeff Sessions’ Alarming Speech to Hate Group Proves That He Can’t be Trusted Justice 

Jeff Sessions’ Alarming Speech to Hate Group Proves That He Can’t be Trusted

Washington DC (HRC) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks behind closed doors to anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) earlier this week. His speech wasn’t made public until pressure from HRC and other civil rights organizations and reporters caused the Department of Justice to use an intermediary to release a copy of the alarming transcript. BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden previously filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking a transcript of the speech and published them yesterday. .@TheDemocrats slam Sessions for speaking to Alliance Defending Freedom — calling it "one of the country’s leading anti-LGBTQ hate groups." pic.twitter.com/h7RKLklbJW — Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) July 11, Read More

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#SleevelessFriday: Lawmakers Bare Arms in the House of Representatives Featured Politics Women 

#SleevelessFriday: Lawmakers Bare Arms in the House of Representatives

United States (GREED) – Women Representatives exercised their right to bare arms in the House of Representatives Friday, showing support for a push to modernize the House dress code. Controversy arose, according to The Hill, after women journalists were denied entry to the Speaker’s lobby for wearing sleeveless tops and/or open-toed shoes. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, defended the sergeant-in-arms decision, based upon historical use of the dress code: “The sergeant-at-arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors. It’s nothing new and certainly not something that I devised. At the same time, Read More

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