EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – A woman and her beloved dog are okay tonight after being rescued from Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. Search teams found the pair after they lost their way and became stranded in the mountains. READ MORE: Barrage Of Bullets That Hit Stockton Homes Caught On Video Courtney Leasure is from Ohio and had just arrived on a trip to Lake Tahoe to begin hiking with her 4-year-old dog Marley when she became stranded. Leasure captured the moment of terror in the Sierra with a video on her phone and posted it to her Instagram page. She can be heard on the video as it pans across the landscape saying, “in case I die before I make it.” “I was afraid,” Leasure said. “[I was] way off. I was on the side of the mountain.” Leasure and Marley were stuck, bruised, and beaten. Both had fallen off a five-foot boulder. “I’m glad I didn’t hit my head, like, I could have died, you know,” Leasure said. Leasure realized they could go no further. READ MORE: … [Read more...] about Hiker Captures Moment She Thought She Might Die on Video, Before Search Crews Rescue Her
In his dialogue, Phaedrus , the Greek philosopher Plato’s King Thamus argued that rather than aiding human memory, the Egyptian god Theuth’s gift of writing offered only the appearance of wisdom; 2,400 years later, Plato’s debate has resurfaced to blame Google and Facebook for our current misfortunes. The struggle to understand the effects of digitization on the news media, politics, commerce, and the very concept of truth itself remains in its infancy, so far without an heir to Plato. For centuries, it was the role of the press, the so-called Fourth Estate, to speak truth to power and hold the powerful accountable. The internet has changed that, and the costs of this information free-for-all become more evident every day — malignant conspiracy theories; foreign efforts to influence democratic elections; emboldened political, racial, religious, and ethnic extremism, literally ad nauseam. “ Disinformation is infecting our democratic discourse at rates that threaten the long-term … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau?
(CNN) A leading cricket journalist has said the England cricket team were wrong to stop kneeling in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests and the struggle against racism last summer. Editor of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Lawrence Booth, wrote in his notes for the 2021 edition of the book that the sport "lost its nerve" over time. The England and the West Indian cricket teams both knelt on July 8 last year in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of a policeman in the US just weeks earlier. On the same day, former West Indian cricketer and now commentator Michael Holding gave an emotional speech about his own experience of racism. Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience "It was a moment to pause, and reﬂect. Players past and present had already begun telling stories of prejudice; the trickle became a torrent," Booth wrote in the 158th edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. "The … [Read more...] about ‘By not taking a knee, cricket raised a ﬁnger’: England cricket criticized for stopping kneeling in midst of fight against racism
Bobby Brown opened up about his past battle with alcohol and revealed that at one point his “body started shutting down.” “[Because of] alcohol, I started losing bodily function,” the 52-year-old singer shared during an upcoming appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook series “ Red Table Talk .” The comments were noted by People magazine in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Bobby Brown: ‘I Will Never Take Bobbi Kristina Off Life Support’) “My body started shutting down because I was drinking that much,” he added. “My body just was giving out on me. Even with alcohol, I got to the point where I needed it.” (RELATED: Friend: Nick Gordon Choked And Hit Whitney Houston’s Daughter Before Hospitalization) Bobby Brown is discussing the tragic death of his son, Bobby Brown Jr.: “Kids today, they’re trying different things.” https://t.co/HHpv5vfRlt — Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 13, 2021 “I wasn’t getting drunk anymore,” the “Roni” hitmaker … [Read more...] about ‘My Body Started Shutting Down’: Bobby Brown Opens Up About Past Battle With Alcohol
Unions and labor advocates with high hopes that President Biden Joe Biden House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE would help deliver on major priorities like raising wages and increasing worker power have few if any concrete victories to point to as Biden approaches 100 days in office. A $15 minimum wage provision was jettisoned from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan; labor’s top legislative priority, the PRO Act, is once again stalled in the Senate; and a union organizing effort at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama was soundly defeated. Union leaders argue that Biden is still delivering on his campaign promise to be a pro-union president and that progress has been slow going because of razor-thin Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. But many progressive groups say Biden needs to be fighting … [Read more...] about Unions struggle to secure wins under Biden