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...for lobsters:

101-year-old fisherwoman still catching Atlantic lobsters after nine decades

Virginia Oliver picked her first snapping lobster out of the Atlantic in 1928 – and she’s still at it.

The 101-year-old has been looking for shellfish off the coast of New England since she was a little girl and still very much has her sea legs.

With the help of her son Max, 78, she continues to head out on the water, come rain or shine, and may just well be the oldest fisher in the world.

Hate attacks are up in Orange County, with a huge increase against Asian Americans, new report says

Hate crimes increased by 35% in Orange County in 2020, the largest annual jump in at least a decade, according to a new report.

Hate-motivated attacks that did not rise to the level of a crime — known as hate incidents — increased by 69%, driven largely by an 19-fold increase in attacks on Asian Americans.

The findings, released Friday by the nonprofit Orange County Human Relations Commission, mirror statewide trends.

A state attorney general’s report found that hate crimes reported to law enforcement rose 31% last year, with attacks against Asians up by 107%.

Money & Investment / Speaking "ceiling", what about the Bamboo Ceiling?
« on: September 17, 2021, 11:19:10 PM »
Asian Americans in Finance Say Racism Leads to ‘Bamboo Ceiling’

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in finance face structural racism that stymies career advancement, a recent survey found.

Nine out of 10 respondents said prejudice excludes them from consideration for senior or executive-level positions -- a challenge some call hitting the “bamboo ceiling,” according to a report by the Association of Asian American Investment Managers.

Asians often fall victim to the “model minority myth,” the view that they are diligent workers who have overcome discrimination to gain a solid foothold in the workplace, according to the AAAIM. As a result, Asians are often excluded from leadership roles, the group said, adding that almost 70% surveyed believe AAPI professionals aren’t perceived as good leaders.

The results of the report are “disheartening,” Gordon Liao, co-founder of 4C Capital LLC and board vice chair of AAAIM, said in a statement.

“We hope that this provides CEOs, HR leaders and managers in the industry with a reference point for what it will take to create a truly inclusive environment, so that we can continue to strive towards breaking the bamboo ceiling,” Liao said.

AAAIM surveyed 100 investment management professionals and interviewed more than a dozen executives for the report published on Sept. 14.

'I’ve honestly never felt more free': how Black Americans feel living in Japan

three women and three men from the Black American community in Japan who shared their views on sensitive topics such as police and racism in the U.S.

George Floyd’s killing had struck a chord among the interviewees, with some expressing concern that the same could happen to their loved ones back in the U.S.

LaTanya Whitaker, a gospel teacher and a restaurant owner in Japan, said it scares her that the incident is “something that can happen to my husband or to my son.”

Expressing the same fear, Rivonne Moore noted that racism in America has kept her in Japan. “Yeah, I did not intend to stay for 12 years,” she said. “But here I am.”

A worker in music and entertainment, interviewee Ebony Bowens moved to Japan immediately after graduating from university in New York. “You know, I can do things here in Japan that I can't do...back at home, in the U.S.”

Tamru Grant’s words seemingly echoed Bowens’ sentiments. He said that he found freedom while living in Japan because he felt targeted back in the U.S. “It's a really tense situation… when you see this white cop coming towards you, especially if it's two.”

Grant said about his experience in Japan: “Living in Japan, as an African American, I've honestly never felt more free.” He talked about how he can catch a cab without even trying, and that he can say “good morning” to an old Japanese woman and she will look him in the eye and say “good morning” back without any fear.

Henry Moreland Seals, who has been working in Japan for 24 years, shared stories of kindness from strangers he met in Japan. He recounted a story where he was walking and came across a garden. An old man who owned the garden invited Seals and his friend in. The Japanese man then offered them free vegetables, like tomatoes. Seals says, seemingly in disbelief, “He was just friendly and kind.”

He also noted that in Japan, “We didn't have to worry whether someone was gonna call the police on us. That we were going to get shot, that we were going to get assaulted,” whereas in the U.S. this is a present fear in many Black Americans’ lives.

Tyrone Jones II noted that there is black fear in the U.S. because they are viewed “less of a person, more of a threat.” He acknowledged, however, that since Japan is an extremely homogeneous society, he still sticks out “like a sore thumb.”

The interviewees noted that the media still plays a huge role in how Japanese view African Americans, and they are working to “dispel as many myths as possible.” They talk about how in the U.S., it’s racism but in Japan, it’s ignorance.

Grant says, “Have I felt racial bias in Japan? It’s hard to answer that question because not really.”

The whitest paint in the world has been created in a lab at Purdue University, a paint so white that it could eventually reduce or even eliminate the need for air conditioning, scientists say. The paint has now made it into the Guinness World Records book as the whitest ever made.

Things like this is the main reason why I don't care much for Politicians' words aka lies  ???:

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub
The mayor of San Francisco was spotted dancing and singing at an indoor nightclub without a mask, despite a strict city order to wear masks when inside.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco was spotted dancing and singing along to live music without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

Mayor London Breed, a Democrat, has promoted restrictive measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus, frustrating business owners who have had to shut down or limit customers.

...were established when we were there  O0:

A search and rescue crew at Grand Canyon National Park found human remains they 'weren't expecting' while looking for a different missing man

Rescue crews in Grand Canyon National Park found remains believed to be of Scott Walsh, a man who was last seen in 2015. The crew was looking for Hungarian national Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi when they found Walsh's remains. Berczi-Tomcsanyi's body was also eventually found by the search crew.

General Discussion / Suni Lee: You better recognize
« on: September 16, 2021, 09:35:05 PM »

Suni Lee Celebrates Being Named to 2021 TIME100 List: 'No Way!'

People Can't Get Over How Supportive These Parents Are After Their Daughter Shared News About Her Sex Work Through A PowerPoint Presentation

Over 5.4 million people have tuned in to watch Lexi, the now self-proclaimed "PowerPoint Stripper," flip through a slideshow presentation titled "Today I Reveal to You a Secret," which she used to break the news of her new trade to her parents.

In the viral video — which was filmed by Lexi's sister, Sami — Lexi stands before her parents and explains, "This secret pertains to my life and doesn't affect anyone. The only reason I'm sharing is because I want the people I love and trust the most to know what's going on in my life and be a part of my journey."

"What the secret DOES mean: I'm talented, I'm cool, I'm powerful," she continued. "What the secret DOES NOT mean: I'm pregnant or in danger."

"I'm a stripper!" Lexi then announced.

Before her parents had a chance to respond, the 22-year-old flipped to another slide and answered a few frequently asked questions, including: why she has decided to pursue stripping, how she stays safe, if she participates in other forms of sex work, and whether or not she is paid under the table.

"It's a sex-positive environment where my body and sexuality can be expressed and celebrated safely," Lexi explained during her presentation. "I've healed so much through dancing and feel empowered when I perform. I learned a difficult skill in pole dancing and I'm so proud of myself."

"I really appreciate you being forthright and sharing your life with us," Lexi's mom, Jen, said when her presentation came to an end. "You are powerful."

"It just adds more color to the flavor of the family," her father, Adrian, agreed.

The video's comment section is filled with not only a wave of support for Lexi and applause for her presentation-crafting skills, but also a general awe over her parents' unwavering and unequivocal support.

Taliban leaders had a massive brawl after disagreeing over which of them did the most to boot the US out of Afghanistan

Two factions in the Taliban leadership fought each other late last week, the BBC said.

They disagreed over who did the most to kick out the US, and who should get certain cabinet jobs.

The leader of one side, Taliban cofounder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, hasn't been seen since.

General Discussion / As if COVID isn't enough, gotta worry about sex too??
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:39:47 PM »
A 25-year-old patient reported having to perform sexual acts on a hospital employee Monday night on a behavioral health floor, Fort Worth police said. ... The woman told police that a hospital employee forced her to perform sexual acts, but the man was no longer at the hospital when officers arrived.

The former president made the contradictory claims during a Newsmax interview on Tuesday with his former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. True to form, he also falsely claimed the 2020 presidential election was rigged.

After Trump said “our country has gone really downhill in the last eight months like nobody’s ever seen before,” he suggested, without offering any proof, that the country will end.

“And you go to these elections coming up in ’22 and ’24 — we’re not going to have a country left,” Trump said. “The election was rigged, and we’re not going to have a country left in three years, I’ll tell you that.”

Trump told Pence ‘I don’t want to be your friend anymore’ over 6 January riot, new book reveals

CNN, which obtained a copy of the book before its 21 September release, reported that Mr Trump asked Mr Pence to overrule the results of the 2020 election in a tense exchange inside the Oval Office.

"I wouldn't want any one person to have that authority," Mr Pence allegedly told Mr Trump, who suggested that if “people say you had the power [to overturn the election], wouldn't you want to?”


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