Blade Runner 2049 is a waste of your time and money. Don't bother with it. It loots the original movie to obtain the worldview behind this movie's "plot". It adds nothing of value to the original, well-done dystopia, unless you count total boredom as a new theme.
Earlier in my life, I lived in Joplin, MO. This story makes me shudder.
Ally Lee Steinfeld, 17, of Houston, Missouri came out as a transgender girl in May. In June, she posted on Instagram:
I am proud to be me. I am proud to be trans. I am beautiful. I don't care what people think.
Twenty-six year-old Derricka Banner became the 20th transgender person murdered this year when she was shot to death in her car early Tuesday morning in Charlotte, NC, as rain and wind from Irma were lashing the city. Montavious Sanchez Berry, 18, was arrested later on Tuesday and charged with the murder.
Banner was originally from New York, but has recently been a resident on Lenoir, NC. Sanchez is a Charlotte resident.
Phoenix transgender teen Dakota Kern, 18, was invited to a pool party this past weekend. She shouldn't have gone.
Last Saturday in Waxahachie, TX, Gwynevere River Song reportedly got into an argument with another adult in her home, which led to that other person shooting Song to death. We have no idea what the argument concerned, but we do know that Song was a transgender woman. The assailant was also injured during the shooting and he was transported to a hospital.
Charlottesville and before it, Berkeley, were the scenes of bloody confrontation. In the former instance a premeditated murder (or manslaughter with reckless indifference) occurred. In the latter, one example was a demonstrator being hit in the head by a University Professor with a bicycle lock and chain.
This is the Summer of Hate, about which I wrote only a few days ago.
Some comments to my latest blog said I was wrong for talking about non-violent resistance. My own history includes training to be a USMC officer including how to kill with my bare hands. That training changed me forever. I do not want to kill another human being for any reason including “self defense”.
As predicted by perhaps a large number of observers, this summer is going to be violent. In fact it already is violent. And becoming more so.
On Monday Tee Tee Dangerfield, a 32-year-old Atlanta resident became the sixteenth transgender person known to be murdered this year. Dangerfield was found in her car near an apartment complex in College Park suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital but did not survive.
Trump's trial transgender ban has blocked a lot of other news of the transgender community from view lately.
In southern Mississippi former navy sailor Dwanya Hickerson pleaded guilty to murdering Dee Whigham, a transgender nurse, in order to avoid the death penalty.
Stephanie Martinez is a transgender activist in Austin, TX. She met Rayshad Deloach in an online chat room. Deloach said he was interested in learning about transgender people/issues.
This is not unusual by itself. We must educate our fellow citizens about who we are in order to establish our niche in society. That's pretty much why I do what I do.
Twenty-year-old Bree Holloman admits that she was someplace she shouldn't have been, doing something that she shouldn't have been doing.
It's dangerous for transgender women in the District these days.
Desiree Copeland was walking to visit family near the Waterfront/Navy Yards in Southwest DC on July 2 when a young man started following her. The dude then shot off a Roman candle at Desiree which struck her. She asked him to stop, but he he continued to shoot fireworks at her, causing burns to her neck and face.
On the Fourth of July someone walking by the Morris Home (an alcohol and drug treatment center for transgender people in Southwest Philadelphia), hurled an M80 at a pair of residents sitting on the porch.
On the Fourth of July an employee of the nonprofit in Southwest Philadelphia was the target of fireworks hurled from a passing vehicle while waiting for a trolley.
A transgender couple out for a walk near the Morris Home on Thursday afternoon were shot by paint guns from a dark grey Infiniti M35 sedan with silver trim.
One of the things I hate about summer is that the frequency of murders of transgender people tends to pick up.
Police in Lynchburg, VA have reported that Ebony Morgan was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 1 a.m. yesterday.
Her name was Josie Berrios, although she was transitioning to the name Kendra Adams. She also used the stage name Kimbella Rosé when she appeared at the wine-themed drag house, House of Merlot in Ithaca New York.
Austin transgender woman Christi Long has supported herself by working as a drag queen known as Christi Foxx Paris. Last Sunday she was raped and beaten with a hammer after she refused to have sex with a man she thought was a friend.
I can’t help feeling that – because I’m trans, I’m less valuable.
Sherrell Faulkner was assaulted last November 30, found near a dumpster in one of Charlotte, NC's gay-friendly neighborhoods. She died May 16 from the injuries she sustained in the attack. She was 46 years-old.
We finally have an identification. A transgender woman was discovered unconscious on a Chelsea street on the evening of April 25 after someone called in to 911 saying an assault was in progress. The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of a head injury, but she died on May 4.
Somewhen near 4:15 local time in Baltimore this morning, witnesses heard someone screaming for help. Then they heard gunshots.
Two black men were seen running from the scene. They climbed into a dark colored car and took off.
Residents of Casa Ruby, a LGBT youth community center and shelter in Washington, D.C., were preparing to turn on a movie on Sunday afternoon to distract themselves from the cold late-winter day.
But before they could settle down in their warm, safe space, a visitor stood up, assaulted a staff member, threw a brick, shattered the glass door, and threatened to return to kill someone.
Conservatives have been vocal about the need to insure "religious freedom," but it rings rather hollow after we learn that Christian evangelicals believe they are the people most discriminated against in today's world.
That is, of course, just crazy-making.