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When You See This Dog Run For The First Time, You'll Realize The Future Is Here

3D printers are really cool for a whole lotta reasons. Here's yet another.

When You See This Dog Run For The First Time, You'll Realize The Future Is Here
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Meet Derby.

Derby is a happy, playful dog who's just like any other happy, playful dog. But Derby was born without functioning front legs. And sometimes that got in his way. Because like other happy, playful dogs, Derby loves to run.

He needed a home.

Derby didn't have a family. :( Tara had already adopted a dog through a rescue group when she saw Derby's photo. He pulled at her heartstrings — I mean, how could you look at that sweet face and not want to take him home?! — so she agreed to foster him.

He also needed to run.

Tara knew that Derby needed to be able to move and play, so she got a cart for him. It worked well, but he couldn't play with other dogs, and it limited his ability to run.

But what if there was something better?

Fortunately for Derby, Tara works at a 3D technology company. They decided to make a set of prosthetic legs for Derby.

Derby got super-awesome prosthetics.

Tara and her co-workers designed and actually printed new legs for Derby. They created prosthetics in a different shape than the usual "running man" style so they wouldn't dig into the ground when Derby ran. And guess what? He loves them!

Science and technology for the win!

Derby, who was adopted, keeps his new family on their feet. He runs a few miles a day — faster than both of his new parents. Science and technology are amazing. First prosthetic limbs for humans, now prosthetic limbs for dogs. I can't wait to see what's next!


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Who would have thought that giving the world access to all human knowledge via the internet, the ability to follow and hear from experts on any subject via social media, and the ability to see what's happening anywhere in the world via smartphones with cameras would result in a terrifying percentage of the population believing and spouting nothing but falsehoods day in and day out?

Those of us who value facts, reason, and rational thought have found ourselves at some of our fellow citizens and thinking, "Really? THIS is how you choose to use the greatest tool humanity has ever created? To spew unfounded conspiracy theories?"

It's a marvel, truly.

Between Coronavirus/Bill Gates/5G conspiracies and QAnon/Evil Cabal/Pedophile conspiracies, I thought we were pretty much full up on kooky for 2020. But apparently not. The massive fires up and down the West Coast have ignited even more conspiracy theories, some of which local law enforcement and even the FBI have had to debunk.

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In 1945, the world had just endured the bloodiest war in history. World leaders were determined to not repeat the mistakes of the past. They wanted to build a better future, one free from the "scourge of war" so they signed the UN Charter — creating a global organization of nations that could deter and repel aggressors, mediate conflicts and broker armistices, and ensure collective progress.

Over the following 75 years, the UN played an essential role in preventing, mitigating or resolving conflicts all over the world. It faced new challenges and new threats — including the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, a Cold War and brutal civil wars, transnational terrorism and genocides. Today, the UN faces new tensions: shifting and more hostile geopolitics, digital weaponization, a global pandemic, and more.

This slideshow shows how the UN has worked to build peace and security around the world:

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Malians wait in line at a free clinic run by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali in 2014. Over their 75 year history, UN peacekeepers have deployed around the world in military and nonmilitary roles as they work towards human security and peace. Here's a look back at their history.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

It sounds like a ridiculous, sensationalist headline, but it's real. In Cheshire County, New Hampshire, a transsexual, anarchist Satanist has won the GOP nomination for county sheriff. Aria DiMezzo, who refers to herself as a "She-Male" and whose campaign motto was "F*** the Police," ran as a Republican in the primary. Though she ran unopposed on the ballot, according to Fox News, she anticipated that she would lose to a write-in candidate. Instead, 4,211 voters filled in the bubble next to her name, making her the official Republican candidate for county sheriff.

DiMezzo is clear about why she ran—to show how "clueless the average voter is" and to prove that "the system is utterly and hopelessly broken"—stances that her win only serves to reinforce.

In a blog post published on Friday, DiMezzo explained how she had never tried to hide who she was and that anyone could have looked her up to see what she was about, in addition to pointing out that those who are angry with her have no one to blame but themselves:

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Dear JK Rowling,

I am writing this letter to say a big thank you to you. You may think it strange that a gobby trans woman such as me would wish to thank you after all your recent transphobic outpourings, but let me explain…

I certainly don't thank you for your lengthy essay last month where you describe the abuse you have suffered (for which you have my sympathy) and in which you stated that you do not hate trans people, while at the same time peddling even more anti-trans mis-information. Sadly, your diatribe directly caused some trans children to self-harm and other to attempt suicide.

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