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These Derpy Dogs Are Stoned After A Visit To The Vet

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"You're So High Right Now!"

I would never condone recreational painkiller use by domesticated animals. Just say no, dogs! But if they’re going to get high off of pain medications due to a trip to the vet, while, I guess that’s okay. Just make sure you film it for a supercut of high-off-their-ass pooches who have no idea what’s going on. Oh, if only these guys could talk … [The Daily Dot]

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

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  • Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army. [Huffington Post]
  • A doctor who performed abortions in southern Texas explains why recent restrictions on reproductive rights will be devastating for low-income, rural women. [NPR]
  • My friend created an incredible package for The Huffington Post profiling six female survivors of domestic violence, each who exemplifies why it’s so hard for someone to leave an abuser. Meet these women and see how shame, money, fear, love, family, and isolation affected each. [The Huffington Post]
  • CBS pulled a Rihanna performance from an intro to Thursday Night Football last night, all because she’s an inconvenient reminder of domestic violence. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Chris Brown Actually Says Something Intelligent About Ray Rice, Anger & Bottling Up Your Feelings

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"It'll Bottle Up And You'll Become A Monster"

“I think it’s all about the choices you make. With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past – not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are. So I think help is great. I still talk to my therapist twice a week, and it helps me to…if I’m frustrated and I’m dealing with something, to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person, ‘this is how you should react,’ or ‘it’s good to feel this way’ because feelings, emotions, and energy are supposed to come and go. It’s not supposed to stay there, you’re not supposed to keep it inside, because it’ll bottle up and you’ll become a monster. For me, dealing with my anger issues and understanding myself and the life I’ve been through, where I’m headed and where I want to be has helped me focus on what’s really important and not F up. For anybody who’s going through that situation or anybody who’s dealing with it — it’s all about the choices. Every situation is different but it’s all about the choices you make and how you control your anger. To Ray, or anybody else — because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”

Wow. This is the first time that Chris Brown has publicly spoken about self-control struggles and abusive behavior and I actually feel that he has shown growth. Brown spoke yesterday with MTV News’ Sway about Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens player who was terminated from the team this week after TMZ released a gruesome video of Rice punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer Rice in the head, knocking her unconscious, and then dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. There’s been many reactions this week from domestic violence victims, including the hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft. But Chris Brown is in a unique position to explain the serious underlying psychological issues that lead abusers to harm others. I’m actually glad he weighed in here. (Not that I think Ray Rice, who recently announced he would give up hard liquor and became a born-again Christian, is willing to listen.) [MTV]

Pressure Mounts To Fire NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Including Mentions Of A Cover Girl Boycott

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Pressure is mounting every single day against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens player who assaulted his now-wife. The NFL has insisted it had never seen the brutal video in which Rice punches his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the head, knocking her unconscious, until TMZ released it on Monday. But on Wednesday, the Associated Press confirmed that a law enforcement official said that the NFL was sent the video in April and someone there acknowledged that it had been received and viewed.

Goodell has been sharply criticized for how he punished Rice, who received only a two-game suspension by the league (before he was dropped by the Ravens this week). Only in late August did the NFL update its personal conduct policy: now players will be suspended for six games for a first offense and banned by the league for a year for a second offense. Keep reading »

Apparently, The “Apparently Kid” Went On “Ellen”

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Apparently, He Was A Hit

Nothing brings joy to our hearts and barren wombs like “Apparently Kid”! And his appearance on “Ellen” yesterday did not disappoint. Noah Ritter — the five-year-old boy whose interview with a local newscaster went viral for his strong opinions about carnival rides and adorable overuse of the word “apparently” — took some time out from kindergarten to visit Ellen DeGeneres.  Noah filled her in on his new favorite word and the perils of walking to the bus stop. Someone get this kid an agent! [YouTube]

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

  • A South African judge found Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide (equivalent to manslaughter) in the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot her to death in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013; he claimed that he thought intruders were in his home. Yesterday, the same judge acquitted Pistorius of premeditated murder, which carried a sentence of 25 years, and homicide charges. His sentencing will take place in October. [New York Times]
  • Nicole Kidman’s father, Australian psychologist Dr. Antony Kidman, has been found dead in a hotel room in Singapore, where he was visiting Nicole’s sister, Antonia, a journalist. [US Weekly]
  • J/K! There might actually be an Iggy Azalea sex tape after all. [TMZ]

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