Boris Johnson: the clown is crowned as the country burns in hell | Hannah Jane Parkinson

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It’s 33C in London, 0.2% of the nation has spoken and a DUDE has lied his way about bananas and condoms to high office

Well, here we are then. Someone who could easily be rejected as a Guess Who character for looking too ridiculous is now to lead the country. A man whose DNA profile is the exact same as a Bernard Manning joke. A man who mentioned the 20 hustings he had taken part in, approximately 30 seconds after Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis talked of the 16 hustings held.

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Kirsten Gillibrand Responds to Al Franken New Yorker Piece – She is still right, he is still wrong.

Gillibrand was also critical of Jane Mayer’s New Yorker piece on Al Franken that was published on Monday morning, pointing out that it focused almost solely on Leeann Tweeden, the first woman to come forward with allegations against Franken. “There was really no critical or investigative journalism or reporting on the other seven, and that certainly causes me pause,” Gillibrand said. “He had eight credible allegations against him—two since he was senator, and the eighth one happened to be a congressional staffer.”Will Gillibrand ever have to stop answering questions about Franken? Probably not!“Women are asked to hold accountable their colleagues. The men are not,” Gillibrand said. “Who is being held accountable for Al Franken’s decision to resign? Women senators, including me. It’s outrageous. It’s absurd.”

Source: Kirsten Gillibrand Responds to Al Franken New Yorker Piece

More parents who oppose vaccines are choosing home schooling in California – Los Angeles Times “should misguided love, self-delusion and anti-vax profit minded prophets be allowed to kill children…”

Since California mandated that virtually all kids be vaccinated to attend public school, there has been a big increase in families opting for home schooling.

Source: More parents who oppose vaccines are choosing home schooling in California – Los Angeles Times

Drug-resistant malaria parasites ‘spreading aggressively’ across south-east Asia

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Up to 80% of the most common carriers of the disease are immune to the most common treatments, researchers find

Drug-resistant forms of malaria-causing parasites are spreading across south-east Asia leading to “alarmingly high” treatment failure rates of frontline medication, researchers have warned.

In twin studies published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, they revealed that in parts of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia up to 80% of the most common malaria parasites were now resistant to the two most common antimalarial drugs.

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