Christian Bale visiting the memorial site of the Aurora, CO mass murder victims.
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The Mona Lisa’s Twin Painting Discovered
The Mona Lisa is one of the most enigmatic and iconic pieces of Western art. It has inspired countless copies, but one replica at the Madrid’s Museo del Prado is generating its own buzz: Conservators say that it was painted at the same time as the original — and possibly by one of the master’s pupils, perhaps even a lover.
Juxtaposing the two paintings — and using infrared technology, which works like an X-ray, allowing one to see beneath the paint to see previous, obscured versions — conservators say that Leonardo and the painter of the replica made exactly the same changes at the same time.
“The changes mirrored the changes which Leonardo made on the original,” Martin Bailey, correspondent with The Art Newspaper in London, tells NPR’s Melissa Block. “[Conservators] concluded that the two pictures had been done side by side in the studio, and it was probably on easels which were two or three yards away from each other.”
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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: After years of partnering with Planned Parenthood to offer low-income patients access to life-saving breast cancer screenings, Susan G. Komen for the Cure — a breast-cancer charity that has been known to sue small charities for using “for the cure” in their names — announced yesterday it would no longer fund those screenings.
The alleged reason? A newly instituted rule at Komen “that prohibits grants to organizations being investigated by local, state or federal authorities.”
While a congressional investigation against Planned Parenthood was launched by Florida Republican Cliff Stearns — a staunchly pro-life politician who called defunding Planned Parenthood a “fiscal and moral priority” — many supporters of Komen are failing to see the connection between abortions and breast-cancer screenings.
However, things get considerably clearer once it becomes known that Komen recently appointed Karen Handel, an “anti-choice” Georgia Republican who promised to defund Planned Parenthood, to serve as its SVP.
Taking Komen’s excuse — which includes the line “we must continue to evolve to best meet the needs of the women we serve and most fully advance our mission” — on its face becomes problematic when considering that all of the money granted to Planned Parenthood by Komen was being used to provide screenings to uninsured or underinsured women.
For the record, “abortion services” make up 3% of total services provided by Planned Parenthood. Cancer screening and prevention? 16%.
How can Komen claim to be acting in the best interest of women when it is actively denying many of them access to life-saving breast-cancer screenings that can’t get anywhere else? That’s what many on Komen’s Facebook page and message board would like to know.
They have been leaving angry messages denouncing Komen’s action since the news broke. Many are putting their pocketbook where their fingers are and donating money to Planned Parenthood that would have gone to Komen.
Over the past 24 hours Planned Parenthood has raised “hundreds of thousands” of dollars, and may have already surpassed the amount it would have received from Komen.
See Also: Give Komen the Pink Slip: Five Ways to Support Women’s Health for All.
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Starbucks Same-Sex Marriage Support of the Day: Seattle-based coffeehouse giant Starbucks announced late yesterday that it is joining Microsoft and other local businesses in supporting the marriage equality legislation currently making its way through Washington’s House and Senate.
From the company’s statement:
This important legislation is aligned with Starbucks business practices and upholds our belief in the equal treatment of partners. It is core to who we are and what we value as a company. […]
We are deeply dedicated to embracing diversity and treating one another with respect and dignity, and remain committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and safe work environment for all of our partners.
We look forward to seeing this legislation enacted into law.
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48 years ago today…
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Police State Photo of the Day: An Occupy Portland protester gets a faceful of Mace during yesterday’s local Day of Action demonstration at Pioneer Courthouse Square in this striking photo by longtime Oregonian staff photographer Randy L. Rasmussen.
Compare With: Joshua Trujillo’s now-iconic photo of 84-year-old Seattleite Dorli Rainey following a similar encounter with the nozzle end of a pepper spray can.
THIS IS NOT OKAY. I’m beyond fed up with this country.
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