An infuriated Alberta, Canada, church pastor said "gestapo" local police officers showed up Saturday night and began demanding parishioners leave Passover celebrations over COVID-19 regulations. Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Street Church in Canada's Alberta province posted a video to Facebook on Easter Sunday, which has since gone viral across social media. In the video, six local police officers can be seen demanding that church attendees "please get out, get out of this property, immediately get out!" Responding the officers' yells that the church was breaking pandemic rules, Pawlowski can be heard responding by calling the officers "Nazis" and names of other paramilitary forces used in Nazi-era Germany. "I don't care what you have to say, out!" the pastor can be heard yelling back at the officers who were attempting to disperse members inside the Alberta church Saturday evening. "Out of this property, you Nazis. Out! Gestapo is not allowed here. Do not come back, you Nazi … [Read more...] about Easter Celebrations Marked by ‘Nazi’ Police Confronting Churches Over COVID Violations
FILE – Carlos Edriel Yulo competing in floor exercise during day nine of the gymnastics championships. —AFP MANILA, Philippines— Carlos Edriel Yulo can now book a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The country’s top gymnast qualified in the global Summer Games after advancing to the finals of the men’s all-around event of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Yulo wound up 16th overall in the preliminary round out of the 20 Olympic qualifiers from 14 countries after compiling a total output of 82.164 points from the six apparatus in the MAG. The 4-foot-11 dynamo will accompany pole vaulter EJ Obiena to Tokyo after the latter became the first Filipino qualifier by surpassing the Olympic standard in his event. “Caloy performed beautifully and he is No.1 in the list in as much as Russia, China and Japan, which already qualified last year in Doha, Qatar,’’ said Cynthia Carrion, president of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. … [Read more...] about PH’s top gymnast Carlos Yulo qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Investigators are continuing their probe into whether former President Donald Trump is personally responsible for the January riot at the Capitol, with lead federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin, head of the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the unrest, saying Trump may very well be “culpable.” “Now the question is, is he criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?...Based on what we have seen in the public record and what we see in public statements in court, we have plenty of people – we have soccer moms from Ohio that were arrested saying, ‘Well, I did this because my president said I had to take back our house,'” Sherwin said , speaking on CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday night. “That moves the needle toward that direction. Maybe the president is culpable for these actions,” the prosecutor said, describing Trump as the “magnet” which “brought the people to DC on the 6th.” Sherwin also appeared to suggest that some of the … [Read more...] about Citing Soccer Mom Testimony, Feds Say Trump May Still Be ‘Culpable’ for Capitol Riot
For many years, the pairs gold medal at the World Figure Skating Championships practically had “Pozdravlyayu!” engraved on it. Beginning in 1965, through 2005, Soviet or Russian skaters won 33 world titles. Since then, they have stood atop the podium just once, with Tatyana Voloshozhar and Maksim Trankov in 2013. This week, at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, all three Russian entries – Yevgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov , Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitry Kozlovskii , and Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov – have a credible shot at gold. “Any of the three can win, in my opinion, which is crazy,” Meagan Duhamel , a two-time world pairs champion (2015, 2016), said. “And Russia has a fourth team ( Daria Pavliyuchenko and Denis Khodykin ) who stayed at home, who could have been medal contenders.” There is an obstacle in Russia’s path to renewed pairs dominance: Sui Wenjing and Han Cong , the two-time world champions … [Read more...] about China’s Sui and Han must fend off three Russian pairs skating teams in Stockholm
Source: Artur /Adobe stock, with permission Who we are and what our self consists of can be difficult to define. However, we often find ourselves referring to ‘I’ within the context of our experience. For instance, you may say to yourself or others, ‘I like ice cream’, ‘I don’t like judgmental, egotistical, selfish people’, ‘I like going to the cinema’, ‘I don’t like going to the hospital’, ‘I value loyalty, connection, and faithfulness in a relationship’, and so on. So, who is this ‘I’ we keep referring to? Who am I? From an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) perspective there are three domains of selves (or 'I') 1,2 ; (1) self as content (also called the conceptualized self) – where you believe you are the literal content of your thoughts. So, in this case if you have a thought that you are a failure, then you believe this to be the case about yourself, and this is likely to place boundaries on your life, and move you away from valued action as you perhaps wish to … [Read more...] about Alexithymia as a Fundamental Problem with Self?