Kylie Jenner is rich, like very rich. In fact, Jenner was just on the cover of Forbes magazine where they say she will become the world's youngest billionaire in the near future. She is currently worth over $900 million, but according to some of her fans, she needs help getting that last $100 million. So they created a GoFundMe to help the Kylie out. Seriously!
On Twitter, multiple people joked that they intended to help raise the additional $100 million that would make Jenner the world's youngest billionaire. Now, the joke has been realized. A GoFundMe campaign has been created in Jenner's honor by Josh Ostrovsky, an Instagram celebrity (whatever that means) who goes by the nickname "The Fat Jew." So far, $2,116 has been raised on her behalf.
The campaign description reads: "I don't want to live in a world where Kylie Jenner doesn't have a billion dollars. We must raise 100 million dollars to help her get to a billion, please spread the word, this is extremely important."
While most people are donating about $5, one person gave $100. However, if the campaign goal isn't realized, people won't actually be spending any money on it — for now, it's only an act of internet satire, hopefully.
You can check out the GoFundMe campaign or waste money donating to it below.
The next time you board a Southwest Airlines flight, you may notice that something is missing. The discount airline is ditching their complementary tiny bags of peanuts.
Peanuts won’t be available on any flights starting Aug. 1 because of concerns about allergies. Free pretzels will continue to be offered, while additional snacks such as small packs of cookies or chips will be available on longer flights, Southwest said.
While the change is understandable as peanuts do pose a health risk to some passengers, it won't be an easy one. Peanuts have always been a major part of Southwest's identity. The carrier often describes its ticket prices as “peanuts” and its employee blog is titled “Nuts About Southwest.”
Southwest isn't the only airline that is peanut free. Both American Airlines and United/Continental have peanut free flights.
Jury Awards Family Of Quintonio LeGrier $1.05 Million In Wrongful Death Case, Judge Then Reverses $1.05M Jury Award
A jury in a Cook County court came to the conclusion that Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo was wrong in his actions that led to the death of Quintonio LeGrier on December 26. 2015. They awarded the family of LeGrier $1.05 million, which included $50,000 for LeGrier’s pain and suffering.
Just 15 minutes after the verdict was handed down, the trial judge reversed that decision. The reason for the reversal was because jurors indicated in a "special interrogatory" they believed Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo feared for his life at the time of the shooting.
With the judge's decision Wednesday, LeGrier's family gets nothing.
Monday was a historic day for cannabis and the FDA. For the first time in the departments history, the FDA has approved a cannabis-based drug.
The luck drug, Epidiolex, was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.
The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy with multiple types of seizures that begin in early childhood, usually between 3 and 5.
The drug is the "first pharmaceutical formulation of highly-purified, plant-based cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid lacking the high associated with marijuana, and the first in a new category of anti-epileptic drugs," according to a statement Monday from GW Pharmaceuticals, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company that makes Epidiolex.
Cannabidiol is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals, yet unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, it does not produce a high.
The European Medical Society is also considering approval of Epidiolex and is expected to announce a decision in the first quarter of next year.
Karen Lewis is stepping down as president of the Chicago Teachers Union, the union confirmed Friday.
She has submitted retirement papers to the Chicago Board of Education. Lewis recently underwent brain surgery for ongoing cancer treatment.
“It’s just the health situation,” Lewis told the Chicago Tribune. “I can’t do it at my best.”
“I want my members to know first that I’m not abandoning them, I just will be an emerita,” Lewis said told the newspaper. “I will be around to help do things, I’m not disappearing anywhere and I’m going to be here for whatever people want to do with me.”
A statement from Lewis or the union is expected Friday afternoon.
Source: WGN News
The nation's capital will have some interesting guest in August. The National Park Service has approved an initial request for organizers to hold a second "Unite the Right" rally. The rally will take place across the street from the White House. The first "Unite the Right" rall was held in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The park service has given initial approval to an application from Jason Kessler to hold a "white civil rights rally" on Aug. 11 and 12, as first reported by WUSA9. Kessler, along with white supremacist Richard Spencer and others, organized the 2017 rally, during which a woman was killed. The park service has not yet issued a permit for the event.
Last year in Charlottesville, white nationalists and supporters faced off in clashes with counterprotesters. A self-described neo-Nazi drove a car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring more than a dozen others.
President Trump drew fierce backlash after blaming "many sides" for the violence. Protesters came out in cities across the country the day after his remarks to condemn white supremacists.
Canada has legalized recreational marijuana use after the country's two legislative chambers approved the Cannabis Act Tuesday, the CBC reports.
The bill will allow Canadian provinces to control and regulate how marijuana can be grown, distributed and sold, and it's likely that sales will begin by the end of the summer. The Cannabis Act makes Canada the first Group of Seven nation, and the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize marijuana for adults nationally.
The Cannabis Act still needs Royal Assent – the final step the Canadian legislative process – to become law, but that is expected to happen later this week. Built into the bill is an eight-to-12 week buffer period that will allow provinces to prepare for the recreational sale of marijuana. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will set the official date on which the law will actually go into effect.
The Cannabis Act will make it legal for anyone over 18 to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, while adults will also be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants at home. While the bill establishes a national framework for how the cannabis market will operate, each province will be allowed to set their own system of licensing and regulation.
President Donald Trump declared Monday (June 18) that he will move to make a new branch of the military. This branch be focused solely on defending US interest in space.
"I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces," Trump said during a meeting of the National Space Council.
"Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security," Trump said.
The idea of a "Space Force" isn't new for President Trump. He floated the idea during a March 13th speech detailing his national security strategy. The president described then how he had originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space.
"We have the Air Force, we'll have the space force," Trump said in March.
In the National Defense Authorization Act, the House Armed Services Committee proposed last June the establishment of a space corps, a new branch of the military that would fall under the command of the Air Force. This branch's relationship to the Air Force would be similar to the Marine Corps' ties to the Navy. The space corps would have an area of responsibility that encompasses the vast expanse outside of the Earth's atmosphere.
At the time, the White House, the Air Force as well as Secretary of Defense James Mattis disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military.
While the legislation passed the House, the space corps bid did not make it into the final defense authorization bill in November.
The addition of a service branch would be the first in 71 years. The Air Force is the nation's youngest branch and was added shortly after World War II.
LONDON (Reuters) - The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London's Westminster Abbey.
The wheelchair-bound scientist who died in March aged 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins of the universe, suffered from motor neurone disease which forced him to use an electronic voice synthesiser.
His ashes were interred between major British scientific figures Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at the abbey, a 1,000-year-old location made famous worldwide for generations of royal coronations, weddings and funerals.
Members of the public from over 100 countries, selected by a ballot, joined friends and family for the service which included a reading from actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a 2004 BBC film.
The physicist's voice set to a piece by Greek electronic music composer Vangelis, who created the soundtrack for the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, was sent from the European Space Agency's Cebreros station in Spain.
The sound was beamed towards the nearest black hole, 1A 0620-00, which lives in a binary system with a fairly ordinary orange dwarf star, his daughter Lucy Hawking said in a statement.
"It is a message of peace and hope, about unity and the need for us to live together in harmony on this planet," she said.
"This is a beautiful and symbolic gesture that creates a link between our father's presence on this planet, his wish to go into space and his explorations of the universe in his mind."
Hawking will rest between Newton, who formulated the law of universal gravitation and laid the foundations of modern mathematics and Darwin, whose theory of evolution was one of the most far-reaching scientific breakthroughs of all time.
Interment inside Westminster Abbey is a rarely bestowed honour. The most recent burials of scientists there were those of Ernest Rutherford, a pioneer of nuclear physics, in 1937, and of Joseph John Thomson, who discovered electrons, in 1940.
Around 25,000 people applied to attend the Service of Thanksgiving, according to the Hawking family.
Just about two and a half years ago, a 55 year old grandmother opened the door to let the Chicago Police into her residence. Little did she know that it would be the last time she would ever have the chance to welcome someone into her home.
Jones died the day after Christmas 2015, when a police officer opened fire on a neighbor of hers during a domestic disturbance call on the West Side. The neighbor, Quintonio LeGrier, 19, allegedly charged the officer with a baseball bat. She was just an innocent bystander cooperating with CPD, and for that her life was taken.
Yesterday (June 11), Betty Jones' family got a small piece of justice for their loved one being taken from them. It is being reported that the city of Chicago has tentatively agreed to pay $16 million to the family. Any settlement must be approved by the City Council’s Finance Committee and the full council.
The settlement with Jones’ family, if approved, staves off a wrongful-death trial that was set to get underway. It is the latest high-figure payout the city of Chicago is forking over in the wake of deadly police actions that have been questioned.
A lawsuit filed by LeGrier’s family is set to begin trial. That police-involved shooting is controversial, but LeGrier, unlike Jones, was allegedly acting in a threatening manner when the officer opened fire.
Robert Rialmo, the police officer who killed Jones and LeGrier, is on desk duty and faces potential firing.