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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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Simple tips to keep you well this winter 

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Sing your heart out and wear a warm scarf… some of the simple tips to keep you well this winter
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:11 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 18:39 EDT, 22 October 2021

Winter is coming and with it lots of highly infectious bugs, not just Covid-19 but also the common cold and the flu.
Several of my friends have already been struck down by the so-called ‘worst cold ever’ doing the rounds, which leaves those affected drained and ill.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Simple tips to keep you well this winter 

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Sing your heart out and wear a warm scarf… some of the simple tips to keep you well this winter
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:11 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 18:39 EDT, 22 October 2021

Winter is coming and with it lots of highly infectious bugs, not just Covid-19 but also the common cold and the flu.
Several of my friends have already been struck down by the so-called ‘worst cold ever’ doing the rounds, which leaves those affected drained and ill.

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Network Lecturing on Science Delivers Vaccine Information from…an Actor

“Riffed from the Headlines” is Townhall’s daily VIP feature with coverage on the deeply flawed aspects of journalism in the nation. We’ll look to bring accountability to the mishaps, malaprops, misdeeds, manipulations, malpractice, and manufactured narratives in mainstream media.

Consider for a moment all the lectures we have been given over the past year from the press. When it comes to the pandemic and Covid and vaccines, we are told firmly that only respected voices are to be listened to.

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I Was Wrong About Joe Manchin

Back in winter 2021, the media-industrial complex evaluating conservative Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was devoted to predicting the role he would play in the Biden administration. It was still a time when we weren’t sure what the most conservative Democrat in the caucus—the last major Dem standing in his deep-red state, one who’d voted with Republicans about 50 percent of the time during the Trump years—would do now that his party was in power. Longtime D.C.

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I Was Wrong About Joe Manchin

Back in winter 2021, the media-industrial complex evaluating conservative Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was devoted to predicting the role he would play in the Biden administration. It was still a time when we weren’t sure what the most conservative Democrat in the caucus—the last major Dem standing in his deep-red state, one who’d voted with Republicans about 50 percent of the time during the Trump years—would do now that his party was in power. Longtime D.C.

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Dune Is an Epic Love Letter to Classic Science Fiction

For Hollywood, it is a golden age of intellectual property, which is to say it is a golden age of adaptation. Seemingly every beloved genre story from the last century has been optioned and auctioned, put into development, and often produced with lavish budgets and production in hopes that this old favorite will become the next Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, or, if one is really dreaming big—and who in Hollywood isn’t?—Star Wars or Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Dune Is an Epic Love Letter to Classic Science Fiction

For Hollywood, it is a golden age of intellectual property, which is to say it is a golden age of adaptation. Seemingly every beloved genre story from the last century has been optioned and auctioned, put into development, and often produced with lavish budgets and production in hopes that this old favorite will become the next Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, or, if one is really dreaming big—and who in Hollywood isn’t?—Star Wars or Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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