BRUNSWICK — For military veterans who have endured debilitating trauma, and for rescued dogs in need of loving homes, the Paws for Peace program has been forging mutually beneficial relationships for the past seven years. Alarmed at hearing of the high number of suicide rates by veterans with post-traumatic stress or head injuries, retired Harpswell social worker Joy Johnson founded Embrace a Vet, which offers Paws for Peace, among other programs. Nickole Libby of Phippsburg is one of more than 100 veterans in that time who have benefited from the initiative. She and her 2-year-old Labrador retriever, Remy, were among those gathered at American Legion Post 20 on Feb. 21, picking up extra dog handling tips a few weeks after graduating from Paws’ 16-week fall program. “She’s my constant companion,” Libby said. “She’s with me, she can read my body language, she knows when I’m getting upset. She tries to distract me, and that’s what … [Read more...] about Paws for Peace brings healing to veterans, dogs
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America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system. By Luke O'Brien 12/27/2018 03:09 pm ET Updated 20 minutes ago One morning this June, a group of lawyers filed into the office of the State Bar of Nevada and closed the door. It was summer in Las Vegas, the morning temperature already nearing 100 degrees, but inside the low-slung tan building, the lawyers had a chilly question to address: what to do about one of their own. Marc Randazza had been a problem for years. Randazza, who represents conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and many other far-right extremists, had long relied on lawyer buddies to pump his public image. By their telling and his own, Randazza was a First Amendment “badass.” But he was a combative badass, even vicious, and he’d left a trail of bad blood and trampled ethics behind him. Randazza had … [Read more...] about Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza?
Christmas is immaculate. Christmas is crystalline, perfect and brimming with goodwill. And Christmas is ripe for some cinema exploitation! Think this holiday is too sacred to be turned on its head, satirized and lobotomized? Think again. The holiday's strange folklore begs for it: flying reindeer, elves making toys in the North Pole, a certain gargantuan gentleman who breaks into your house, eats your cookies, downs your milk like a shot of whiskey and leaves mysterious gifts under your tree. Oh, and he has a list of who's been naughty or nice. Sure, that's normal. Then there's the holiday itself: It's the time of year when we're supposed to be joyful and generous, buying gifts for loved ones even though doing so means getting mauled at the malls like something out of Dawn of the Dead — long lines, traffic, money spent quicker than Ben Affleck at a poker table and the high-octane holiday music pounding into our skulls like a jackhammer. I'm sorry but your white Christmas needs … [Read more...] about Christmas Cult: A Guide to Movies Full of Merriment and Mayhem
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The actress and comedian can move up and down the scales of race, age and gender with hilarious ease — a talent that grew from finding her place in a world where no one looked like her. Credit Credit Alex Prager for The New York Times. Painting by Vanessa Prager. Stylist: Rebecca Grice. Hair: Bobby Eliot. Makeup: Molly R. Stern. Supported by ByCaity Weaver Sept. 14, 2018 Supposing that God is real and possessed of a human corporeal form — mankind being created in his image (reportedly) — we might reasonably conjecture that God’s anthropoid body integrates the totality of physical traits expressed in Earth’s human population: the skin tones blended to a light tan; the hair dark and thick; the height neither too tall nor too short — about 5-foot-7, say; every shade of human iris (the iridescent blue of a morpho butterfly, the pale green of lichen clinging to a … [Read more...] about How Maya Rudolph Became the Master of Impressions
Level 1 nurse Ashley Goode gives a deltoid injection to a patient while Level 1 nurse Nicholas Garza observes in Dr. Valerie Noel’s Professional Nursing Competencies class Oct. 4 in the nursing complex. The injection was for intramuscular medication. The nurses were practicing medical administration — oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous and insulin. The nurses were also practicing how to mix long acting and practice insulins for patients. With 70,000 vacant nursing positions because of baby boomers and old nurses retiring, Texas will have to fill those spots by 2020. There are 600 applicants for the nursing program at this college, but fewer than 100 are accepted. File 2016 Family, high school courses, the college website and jobs and experiences in their communities have led students to select courses of study at this college whether graduating with a terminal degree or planning to transfer to a senior institution. The Ranger asked students at random the first week of … [Read more...] about Students choose majors to lead to dream careers