An Australian woman says she suddenly found herself feeling frisky for the fairer sex after coming off the contraceptive pill.
Tessa Bona, 30, was first prescribed the birth control medication when she was 15 years old, with her doctor saying it would help regulate her periods.
The Melbourne brunette spent almost a decade and a half taking the pill each day and identified as heterosexual, having only ever dated men.
After a breakup with her long-term boyfriend last year, however, Bonna decided to quit the contraceptive — and suddenly found her eyes drawn to women, she claimed.
“I had never given women a go romantically; I never really thought that was for me,” the out-and-proud beauty told News.com.au. “But once I got off the pill, everything changed … All of a sudden, men were just not attractive to me.”
The TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks previously reported how Democrats were trying to stop the execution of transgender murderer and child sex offender Scott McLaughlin, who identified as “Amber.” Thankfully, their pleas fell on deaf ears and justice was delivered tonight.
Here is the story from the Associated Press:
“A Missouri inmate was put to death Tuesday for a 2003 killing, becoming what is believed to be the first transgender woman executed in the U.S.”
“Amber McLaughlin, 49, was convicted of stalking and killing a former girlfriend, then dumping the body near the Mississippi River in St. Louis. McLaughlin’s fate was sealed earlier Tuesday when Republican Gov. Mike Parson declined a clemency request.”
“McLaughlin spoke quietly with a spiritual adviser at her side as the fatal dose of pentobarbital was injected. McLaughlin breathed heavily a couple of times, then shut her eyes. She was pronounced dead a few minutes later.”
“I am sorry for what I did,” McLaughlin said in a final, written, statement. “I am a loving and caring person.”
It was announced in the hospital parking lot that Hamlin is not expected to make a full recovery.
Hamlin was vaccinated. The Buffalo Bills is a 100% vaccinated team. I also got a Twitter DM from someone who knows this for a fact who asked that I not disclose his identity. This is a shame since we now know, thanks to my readers, that there is no death benefit to the COVID vaccines.
Dr. Henry Ealy, the Founder and Executive Community Director of the Energetic Health Institute, last month accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of removing data on injuries caused by COVID-19 vaccines from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Dr. Ealy claims that between September 2022 and December 2022, the CDC removed at least 32,844 records related to myocarditis, pericarditis, and heart inflammation, reducing the number of reports from 45,388 to 12,544.
The doctor says he has “triple-checked” his allegations and stands by them.
Elay made the accusation following the announcement by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo of a significant increase in myocarditis cases among young men who received the COVID-19 vaccine and Governor Ron DeSantis’ subsequent petitioned for a grand jury investigation into “crimes and wrongdoing committed against Floridians related to the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Dr. Ladapo has also issued new guidance on mRNA vaccines, stating that a Florida Department of Health analysis found an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related deaths among males 18-39 years old within 28 days of receiving an mRNA vaccine.
Jared Polis, Colorado's Dem governor, called the NYC mayor on Monday night to inform him large numbers of migrants would be transported to the city.
Adams publicly criticized the plan on Tuesday morning and insisted New York has taken its fair share of migrants, adding: 'There's no more room at the inn.'
The real-world effectiveness of Covid vaccines has not matched the hype of the 95% efficacy claimed in manufacturer trials on the basis of which they were granted emergency-use authorisation. They’ve proven disappointingly leaky with a surprisingly swift waning of effectiveness, necessitating boosters every few months.
In many cases vaccine rollouts coincided with an upsurge in infections, substantiating the concerns expressed by many experts that a mass vaccination campaign in the middle of a pandemic will drive the evolution of vaccine-escape variants and generate self-perpetuating waves of infections from the mutating variants.
A study from Oxford University in June showed the infection risk increased by 44% in the double-vaccinated in England. An analysis in July by El Gato Malo showed that U.S. states with higher vaccination rates were experiencing higher Covid hospital admissions. By the end of 2022 the vast majority of Covid deaths in many countries were among the vaccinated and boosted.
This has discredited officials and health experts from President Joe Biden on down who claimed that the vaccines would prevent infection, onward transmission, severe illness and (initially) or (as a fallback justification) death. Hence their early but by now abandoned claims about the pandemic of the unvaccinated.
The Russian navy frigate ‘Admiral Gorshkov,’ has become the first warship carrying Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles to begin routine combat service.
Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the ceremony on Wednesday via video link, declaring that the Zircon missile was a “unique weapon” and that “no other country has anything comparable.”
“I am sure that such a powerful armament will allow us to steadfastly defend Russia from potential foreign threats. It will help to maintain the national interests of our country,” Putin stated.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said he will travel to China to open a "new chapter" of cooperation and resolve "issues" between the two countries.
Before flying to Beijing, Marcos spoke about his prospects for the three-day state visit, which is expected to set the tone for his foreign policy toward Beijing, Manila's partner on the economy but rival in the South China Sea.
"As I leave for Beijing, I will be opening a new chapter in our comprehensive strategic cooperation with China," Marcos said in a speech.
Marcos and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on Wednesday. Premier Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, both of who will retire in March, will also meet with Marcos.
Republicans are attempting to pass a new House rule to block materials compiled by the panel that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection from immediately going to the National Archives.
Although the House committee investigating the insurrection has released a trove of transcripts and underlying information backing up its report, the vast majority of raw information the panel collected is slated to be sent to the National Archives, where it could be locked away for up to 50 years.
But the proposed rules package the new Congress will vote on Tuesday orders that any record created by the panel must instead be sent to the House Committee on House Administration by Jan. 17 and orders the National Archives to return any material it has already received.
The move could signal that House Republicans intend to attempt to rebut the panel's investigation, which captivated public sentiment for months. The investigation ended with a criminal referral for former President Trump and a landmark report concluding Trump intentionally misled and provoked the insurrectionists as part of an attempt to stay in power after losing the 2020 election.
After the condemnations in the Arab world, the US on Tuesday also joined in the criticism of the visit to the Temple Mount by National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.
A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Israel said that Ambassador Tom Nides “has been very clear in conversations with the Israeli government on the issue of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem’s holy sites. Actions that prevent that are unacceptable.”
A White House National Security Council spokesperson told Axios later on Tuesday that the Biden administration expects Netanyahu to follow through on his written commitment to the governing platform, which calls for the preservation of the status quo in the holy places in Jerusalem.
"Any unilateral action that jeopardizes the status quo is unacceptable," the NSC spokesperson said.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said at Tuesday's daily briefing, “We are deeply concerned by the visit of the Israeli minister at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. This visit has the potential of exacerbating tensions and lead to violence."
Pharmacists are running out of stocks of the most common cold and flu medicines, amid a huge demand for over-the-counter remedies.
As cases of cold and flu continue to rise, those who are unable to see their GPs are turning to shop-bought treatments which has seen a spike in demand, according to an expert.
The 'higher demand' has seen medicines like Lemsip and Day and Night Nurse, as well as other own-brand cold and flu treatments selling out, with pharmacists taking pictures of depleted shelves.
The price of gold notched a six-month high early Tuesday, and analysts believe the rally has further to go in 2023.
Spot gold peaked just below $1,850 per troy ounce before easing off to trade around $1,838 per ounce. U.S. gold futures were up 1% at $1,844.10.
Japan’s government is offering 1m yen ($7,500) per child to families who move out of greater Tokyo, in an attempt to reverse population decline in the regions.
The incentive – a dramatic rise from the previous relocation fee of 300,000 yen – will be introduced in April, according to Japanese media reports, as part of an official push to breathe life into declining towns and villages.
Although Tokyo’s population fell for the first time last year– a trend partly attributed to the coronavirus pandemic – policymakers believe more should be done to lower the city’s population density and encourage people to start new lives in “unfashionable” parts of the country that have been hit by ageing, shrinking populations and the migration of younger people to Tokyo, Osaka and other big cities.
Coming off several challenging years, Americans enter 2023 with a mostly gloomy outlook for the U.S. as majorities predict negative conditions in 12 of 13 economic, political, societal and international arenas.
When offered opposing outcomes on each issue, about eight in 10 U.S. adults think 2023 will be a year of economic difficulty with higher rather than lower taxes and a growing rather than shrinking budget deficit. More than six in 10 think prices will rise at a high rate and the stock market will fall in the year ahead, both of which happened in 2022. In addition, just over half of Americans predict that unemployment will increase in 2023, an economic problem the U.S. was spared in 2022.
On the domestic front, 90% of Americans expect 2023 will be a year of political conflict in the U.S., 72% think the crime rate will rise, and 56% predict there will be many strikes by labor unions.
Regarding world affairs, 85% of U.S. adults predict the year ahead will be fraught with international discord rather than peaceful. And while 64% think the United States’ power in the world will decline, 73% think China’s power will increase. However, 64% of Americans expect Russia’s power in the world will decrease in 2023, likely a reflection of that country’s recent setbacks in its war against Ukraine.
Katie Hobbs is launching her new career as the governor of Arizona with an optics problem.
The Democrat, who defeated Republican opponent Kari Lake in November in a close contest, is holding a celebratory ball Saturday evening to mark the beginning of her term as the state’s top executive.
Given the state of the U.S. economy and the millions of Americans struggling with food and energy bills, the inaugural ball is a bad read of the room at the very least.
But the situation is even more off-putting because Hobbs doesn’t seem interested in revealing exactly how the event will be funded, the Arizona Daily Star reported Sunday. There’s absolutely no telling what corporations or special interests are footing the bill for what will undoubtedly be the swankiest political affair of the year in Arizona.
Oh, and it’s the first ball since former Gov. Fife Symington held one in the 1990s. The times were quite a bit different back then.
Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake said that she wants the entire Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recalled due to their incompetence in handling the 2022 election.
"We need to recall everyone at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors — especially Bill Gates and Stephen Richer," Lake said on Tuesday's edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "These two men in charge of this election started a Super PAC to raise money and try to defeat me and they were in charge of the election when I'm on the ballot."
Lake has recently filed a petition to transfer her appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court after her election fraud lawsuit was dismissed.
The Arizona Republican lost her gubernatorial bid to Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, but has since alleged that rampant voting irregularities in Maricopa County prevented many would-be Lake voters from casting their ballots.
She said she believes there was bad intent when it came to how Gates and Richer ran the election.
"They are unprofessional or incompetent," Lake said. "I believe there was malicious intent with those men's behavior when it came to our elections. So we have a lot of work to do, but it's not going to happen with a person like Katie Hobbs stealing the governor's office."