Why Hollywood is Reluctant to Stop Using Real Guns as Props

On Thursday afternoon, a cinematographer named Halyna Hutchins was killed on the New Mexico set of a film called Rust when a prop gun loaded with blanks and discharged by the actor Alec Baldwin misfired. On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that, just hours before the accident, a number of camera crew workers walked off the set, citing mistreatment and poor working conditions. One person told the Times that the gun had misfired three times in the days before the accident and that there had been a “serious lack of safety meetings.

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Why Hollywood is Reluctant to Stop Using Real Guns as Props

On Thursday afternoon, a cinematographer named Halyna Hutchins was killed on the New Mexico set of a film called Rust when a prop gun loaded with blanks and discharged by the actor Alec Baldwin misfired. On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that, just hours before the accident, a number of camera crew workers walked off the set, citing mistreatment and poor working conditions. One person told the Times that the gun had misfired three times in the days before the accident and that there had been a “serious lack of safety meetings.

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No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not define sports

In a Washington Post opinion piece , Boston University professor Joshua Pederson tries to cleanse himself of “failing at one of the basic tasks of parenthood” by declaring that toxic masculinity is central to organized sports.
It is Pederson himself who claims he worried that he was failing at parenthood because his 7-year-old son hated organized sports. To be clear, he was being far too harsh on himself: Some children just don’t enjoy athletic pursuits in the more structured environment of organized sports, with coaches and referees.

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No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not define sports

In a Washington Post opinion piece , Boston University professor Joshua Pederson tries to cleanse himself of “failing at one of the basic tasks of parenthood” by declaring that toxic masculinity is central to organized sports.
It is Pederson himself who claims he worried that he was failing at parenthood because his 7-year-old son hated organized sports. To be clear, he was being far too harsh on himself: Some children just don’t enjoy athletic pursuits in the more structured environment of organized sports, with coaches and referees.

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No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not define sports

In a Washington Post opinion piece , Boston University professor Joshua Pederson tries to cleanse himself of “failing at one of the basic tasks of parenthood” by declaring that toxic masculinity is central to organized sports.
It is Pederson himself who claims he worried that he was failing at parenthood because his 7-year-old son hated organized sports. To be clear, he was being far too harsh on himself: Some children just don’t enjoy athletic pursuits in the more structured environment of organized sports, with coaches and referees.

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Inflation Is Here: What’s Next?

Shoppers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City, May 20, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
It won’t be long before interest rates take their cue and jolt their way higher.
If you invest money in an economy in which the prices of goods are rising, you need to achieve returns on your money that, at the very least, keep up with the costs of those goods. Money is simply a store of value. If the value of money drops, you need to earn enough on your investment to offset that decline in value.

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If the U.S. Treasury ten-year note earns you 1.

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Inflation Is Here: What’s Next?

Shoppers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City, May 20, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
It won’t be long before interest rates take their cue and jolt their way higher.
If you invest money in an economy in which the prices of goods are rising, you need to achieve returns on your money that, at the very least, keep up with the costs of those goods. Money is simply a store of value. If the value of money drops, you need to earn enough on your investment to offset that decline in value.

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If the U.S. Treasury ten-year note earns you 1.

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Meghan McCain is still milking ‘The View’ — says she was ‘bullied’ out of a job

Since Megan McCain aired her many grievances with “The View” in a newly released excerpt from her forthcoming audio memoir, the “Bad Republican” author is making it clear she stands by her words.
She’s since been making the rounds to promote her book, and this included an an appearance on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Life.” Host Andy Cohen mostly provided McCain and her friend and CNN contributor S.E.

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To combat the energy crisis, scrap the Green New Deal and revive industrial civilization

OPINION:
It wasn’t long ago that many people found themselves rolling their eyes upon hearing officials like Mark Carney in 2015 first talk about a greening of international finance.
Reducing pollution and maybe even carbon emissions sounded great in ivory tower boardrooms, but the reality of getting the world’s largest banks, insurance agencies and industries to detach themselves from cheap and abundant industrial economic practices tied to hydrocarbons upon which modern civilization is built seemed more like a pipe dream than anything achievable.

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Only Labor Can Force Canadian Pension Funds to Divest From Oil

On September 28, the institutional investor and pension manager Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced that it would no longer invest in oil production. The Caisse made this decision as part of their strategy to reach net-zero by 2050. Canada’s second-largest pension fund manages the retirement contributions of over six million Quebecois. Their stability and security in old age is bound up with the Caisse’s ability to assure returns on its vast asset portfolio.

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