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Rob& Chyna: the saddest demonstrate on TV


The format of this dreadfully dull show is identical to other persons of the Kardashian empire: wearisome vistums of parties sitting in kitchens not dining cheese plates

Is there a less qualified actuality evidence adept than Rob Kardashian? If you lined up 10 parties from the shedding document of A& Es Intervention and Rob Kardashian and had to choose one to base an ongoing tv series around, would you ever pick him unless people know his last name? Isnt this a tragedy? Shouldnt we all be more upset?

Sunday darkness debut of the new E! series Rob& Chyna labels the reappearance of the black sheep Kardashian to the public eye. Hes spent years of their own lives unwilling to leave his room, which induced him to amplification( his terms) a control of heavines. He searches less cozy constructing seeing contact with other human being than the little orphan girl Newt from the movie Aliens. A Los Angeles Dodgers hat covers whats left of the poor guys thin, matted mane. His wardrobe consists of T-shirts , nondescript jeans and sneakers. In other words, when I watch this astoundingly depressing program, I look myself and what I might become( minus the millions of dollars ).

The first few minutes of Rob& Chyna intend to see us empathize with Rob and his pregnant fiancee Blac Chyna. As an aside, isnt it a little bit horrid that Blac Chyna exits almost entirely by the mention Chyna in the first escapade now that the original Chyna the former WWE wrestler has died? Its like rummaging through people jewelry after a funeral.

Regardless of what you call her, Blac Chyna is the actual wizard of this evidence, even if her epithet is second on the marquee. She came up from the world-famous piece teams of Atlanta and became something of an entrepreneur, at least in the way that we define that text in 2016. She took the Kardashian template of monetizing tabloid villainy through a cult of personality social media ubiquity, branded concoctions, and now, the final section of the baffle, an E! actuality franchise. Shes become a major supporting player in the ongoing Kardashian meta-narrative having a baby with the rapper Tyga, who then leaves her for Kylie Jenner, which leads to Chyna link actions with Rob. Whether or not her relationship with Rob is genuine or a calculated effort to increase her paying potential is not for me to decide (* cough its bullshit cough *) but what is is whether or not this Tv show is good. Its not.

Rob& Chyna: run with the wind. Image: E!

If your litmus test for staying with a programme designed is reacting the question does someone fart within the first 10 hours with a yes, then Rob& Chyna is for you. Spoiler alert, Chyna farts in the car. If you prefer a bit of drama, then maybe flip over to another path. Or throw your cable carton or streaming machine into the nearest open body of water and stroll into the town square. Either one is fine with me.

The format of this painfully dull show is identical to the other outposts of the Kardashian empire: interminable incidents of people driving indulgence vehicles on featureless roads, be standing kitchens not gobbling cheese platefuls, or folding clothes for a business excursion that may or may not ever happen. During these backgrounds, mush-mouthed pod parties debate some ill-defined conflict. Someone needs to go to rehab for a ambiguous question. Somebody must text someone back about a event that happened off camera. Someone detects disrespected. A party invite is lost in the mail. Watching these displays is like reading “the worlds largest” banal email thread at 3am. Plug sad-eyed agoraphobe Rob Kardashian into this format and you have a panacea for insomnia so potent, the Food and Drug Administration should regulate it.

The ostensible patch of this escapade is organized around Rob alleging Chyna of texting people behind his back. He testifies this to be the case because he discovers that Chyna has changed the passcode on her iPhone. He even insinuates that shes fastening up with her ex, Tyga. All of this takes region with Rob spread out comfortably on a plot. Chyna denies any wrongdoing, then accuses Rob of contacting girls behind her back. He apparently admits it, which I vaguely recollect before my eyelids glued closed for the evening. It must be the case, because the very next stage is Chyna in another expensive vehicle screaming at Rob to stop texting bitches.

These are the moments one watches world Tv for aggressivenes, incoherent call and curse. This is why I wish the Andy Cohen Bravo model for reality over the ponderous Ryan Seacrest/ Kris Jenner luxury gabfests. Contrast Rob& Chyna with Bravos Below Deck, currently on the work of its fourth season and with one spinoff under its region. Below Decks premise is simple: make a knot of attractive deckhands on a mega-yacht, cater them with alcohol, and encourage them to melt down every episode. Would you preferably watch that or a depict starring beings more famous to constitute proper clowns of themselves for your amusement? The reaction is, neither, Im a grownup who is too busy including cost to the culture to demean myself with such trifles, but dont annoy, I picked the show about yachties drunkenly robbing up too.

I will say that the producers of Rob& Chyna( which include the titular Rob and Chyna among their grades) do try to spice occasions up. Scott Disick appears in the role of Robs only friend in the entire world and his chauffeur, schlepping him around Los Angeles like a pasty grey Morgan Freeman from Driving Miss Daisy. Theres a memorable stage where Rob marches into Chynas home in full Eeyore mode, carrying blooms to apologize for texting bitches. Chyna isnt having it, grabs the flowers, chucks them in a consortium, then kicks Rob out of her house. This is the turning point of the suspect narrative, as the rest of the escapade concerns Chyna trying to get Rob to text her back, as she has apparently be pointed out that she hollered at him to leave her alone while pissing all over his nostalgic gesture. Im sure Rob Kardashian, AKA Calabasas Morrissey, truly took that well.

Finally, Kris Jenner, matriarch of the expansive Kardashian family and former nemesis of Blac Chyna, appears to counsel Chyna on how to deal with Rob. Jenner is shown to be so wise that I half expected her to have grown a whisker, picked up a large sprig, and thrown on a pointy hat off-screen. Much has been made of how Blac Chyna is so clever and took down the Kardashians by getting engaged to Rob. Thats a nifty little underdog narrative, but if you think that Kris Jenner isnt ingeniou enough to use this to her advantage and will be the eventual win of this dim-witted contest, then you arent paying attention to the appearance. Thats fine, since it probably built you pass out from wearines, but the facts of the case remains that one of the last faces you see in this first escapade is Kris Jenner. The whole silly project is hers and hers alone. Chyna can have a piece, as long as she offer her taxes to her feudal lord.

And then theres Rob. At last-place, they found a mode to monetize his mopey face and wrinkled robes. Instead of a Shrek-like man they keep locked away in a basement, he has his own substantiate, which exclusively furthers the attainment of the objectives of his family. In exchange, this soldier who likely has real clinical depression has to pretend to be a TV starring. By collision, E! has stumbled upon the saddest establish on television, so fitted with existential hopelessnes that youd usurp it was drummed up by a government-funded scribe in some sodden Scandinavian country over a bottle of cheap scotch. If “youre watching” more than one of these episodes, youll perhaps find yourself not leaving the house for years, just like Rob Kardashian.

The Grand Tour review- Clarkson and co leave the BBC in their dust


With their supercars, luminary homicides and Eboladrome, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond prove they can still make a spectacle and keep the petrolheads happy

Enough of the secrets and rumors, the crass PR stunts, the fracas/ non-fracas with an employee at Stuttgart airport; its meter for Messrs Clarkson, May and Hammond to show us what theyve been up to. Succeed on then, what you got?

A lot of fund, thats abundantly clear from the opening sequence, fire in the California desert. But first weve got to get out of rainy old Blighty. So Jeremy is leaving a house, handing his pass in … got it, its supposed to be the BBC.( A slew of this first episode seems to be aimed at his former hire if not quite wind the window down and demonstrating a created midriff digit, then at least drawing up at the flares and looking over smugly: ha, check out my big-hearted plan .) Now hes at international airports, checking in , no fracases this time, he manages to catch the flight to Los Angeles, where he picks up his rental car a muscly Mustang.

On the open street, eventually free, hes joined by the other two, James and Hammond( sorry but I dont do first names with him) in same gondolas; cherry-red, white and off-color. Crossing the desert, they hook up with a Mad Max convoy of cars and trucks and bikes, heading to a stage where the Hothouse Heyday are playing I Can Ascertain Clearly Now( Gone are the dark glooms that had me blind another delve there ). Its like Burning Man; actually they call it Igniting Van because there is one, plus a pirate ship, flaming and a squadron of planes running over. It is undeniably, gloriously cinematic, a bright beautiful spectacle.

At Burning Van festival it could only be The Grand Tour. Photo: Amazon Prime

Then they open their mouths, and unexpectedly its same-old same-old. They insert each other, and their tent, to the crowd. Were going to be like Gypsies, suggests Jeremy, referring to the itinerant sort of The Grand Tour. Only the cars we drive are going to be insured. Nought to racist in less than 10 times.( Hes already said hes not going to be fired because were on the internet, which necessitates I could pleasure a horse. The other two watch faintly embarrassed .)

Inside the tent the audience are sat instead of abide, but theres something familiar about it. And about the montage of what there is to look forward to. Cars of course, more stunts and large-scale blows: three midlife servicemen messing about. Massively messing about now, because of that Amazon budget.

Theres some joke with the American gathering you say tomato, I speak gearstick, that sort of event. And between the three of them: James is a slow motorist, ho ho; Hammond is less tall than the others, lol; we got fired, tee hee. Then they have an extended psyche to psyche to heading between three supercars: a McLaren P1, a Porsche 918 and a Ferrari LaFerrari( or a Ferarri TheFerrari as James calls it, quite amusingly ). Its a extremely extended experiment, in two parts. This opening episode is surely putting down a marker that articulates this is a serious motoring reveal, and theyre serious auto correspondents , not add former sitcom actors. And it will appeal to the serious petrolhead.

You can pour something into a different receptacle, but it still smells the same The Grand Tour. Photograph: Roderick Fountain/ Amazon Prime

There is a new track, the same figure as the Ebola virus its known as the Eboladrome with an old ladys residence next to it( theres going to be a rush to get the first interview isnt there ?). Plus a brand-new, unhelmeted test driver known as The American. Conversation Street, the new chat part, doesnt amount to much, and nor do the personalities who are all killed off, hilariously, perhaps because they US performers Jeremy Renner and Armie Hammer and Carol Vorderman arent the enormous figures theyd hoped for.

Clarkson, May and Hammond reunite for The Grand Tour – video trailer

In the detail, in the format, The Grand Tour is different: there are loadings of new ideas here there had to be, or the BBC legal eagles would swoop. And hitherto its all totally familiar. Because more than format, more even than the amount of money you hurl at something, what really holds television broadcasting reveal its identity is the personnel. You can spout something into a different receptacle, but it still feelings the same. And, like it or not, this appreciations of Clarkson, Hammond and May. Followers of old Top Gear are going to be happy.

Episode one of The Grand Tour is available now on Amazon Prime, with a brand-new episode every Friday.

Rise of the residence’ unschoolers’- where infants learn only what they wishes to


Advocates say it creates delight in learning. But amid calls for more monitor the performance of residence schooling, how do permissions work up if theyre get an education?

Its Tuesday morning in Coventry and three children are constituting clay close pups on the dining table at home. Zephan is four, so his looks a little bit like an aeroplane. Noah and Josiah, 10 and 13, are carefully shaping flippers. A notebook about shuts lies open on the sofa. This mornings task was Zephans idea, inspired by the sons term-time holiday to view seal cubs on the Pembrokeshire coast.

While other children may be fidgeting at their desks in institution, these sons can take the working day in whichever guidance they choose. Zephan goes off to make a cavern; Noah picks up his Lego; Josiah decides the seal work has more life in it and starts a painting.

This is unschooling in action, a step beyond residence education because children end what theyd like to learn and when. Unlike school, or traditionally bred types of home education, theres no curriculum , no imposed hearing , no testing. The brats placed the agenda and tempo; the aim is to learn through living.

For Alice Khimasia, father to Zephan, Noah, Josiah and their 14 -year-old brother, Elias, this is an antidote to school. In year 3 I started to be concerned about Elias, she adds. He seemed to lose his trigger, almost like the illuminate in his eyes went out. He seemed downcast. He stopped looking at people. He exhibited anxious behaviour. Khimasia had written off dwelling education as funny but she and her husband, Kaushil, a afford schoolteacher, started to research it. Then arose a snowy period in January 2010: It was the most beautiful period, clear and shining, she echoes. The sons were so excited when they woke up. So I rang institution and remarked: The boys wont is now in today, we want to play in the snowfall! And we didnt go back.

Unschooling, also known as autonomous, child-led or delight-directed read, has spread across the world from its entry into force in the counter culture of 1970 s America. There are no firm figures for how many children are home educated in the UK, let alone unschooled, as there is no legal obligation for parents to register their children, but a 2015 sketch applied the above figures at 36,609 home-educated offsprings. The real number may even be much higher.

Today Zephan, four, has decided to do aircrafts Photograph: Andrew Fox for the Guardian

Anecdotally unschoolers appear to be increasing. If you intend people taking their teenagers out of school and not learning them in a structured lane, thats obviously on the increases, does Simon Webb, columnist of Elective Home Education in the UK. On most of the lists and the Facebook places you can see thats the trend, to not have to educate them as they do in school.

Khimasias sons expend the working day investigating their nature. In addition to Zephans interest in ancient Egypt, Noahs fondness for the Bloodhound land speed record car, Josiahs arts and Eliass engineering, they tend an quotum, attend a woodwork class with a group of pensioners and swimming with other home-educated juveniles. For Khimasia, who studied as a teach, unschooling has required a change in her mindset. Ive had to let go of a lot of my think. Im more of a mentor, encouraging the boys to have a vision and to attempt their own projects.

According to a 2013 investigate by Boston College professor Peter Gray, which looked at the outcomes of 75 adults who had been unschooled as children: Unschooling benefited them for higher education and business by promoting their appreciation of personal responsibility, self-motivation and desire to learn.

while Elias, 14, works on an engine and plans for a future in the automotive industry

Khimasias eldest son, Elias, standing in his shop in the back plot tinkering with the hydrogen generator hes just constructed, seems a particularly self-reliant young man. At 14, he has chosen to re-enter formal education, attending an engineering establishment to gain the GCSEs he seems self-confident will eventually lead to a occupation in the automobile industry. He feels unschoolings increased emphasis on self-directed discover has attained him a problem solver and committed him occasion and opening to follow his ardours. My coach described me as the Google of engineering because Ive had knowledge actually building, designing and fabricating things.

Yet unschooling has its detractors. If small children is actually curious about the world and enthusiastic about learn, he or she can waste as long as needed to explore various topics and gather up value life abilities, alleges Webb. But some mothers might not understand this method, so the child strays , not doing much.

Although the majority of respondents in Grays study were positive about their unschooling suffer, 3 were happy, territory they came from dysfunctional, socially isolating families. One, who grew up in the UK, wrote: I actively disagree with unschooling because I believe that it is a very simple behavior for unwell parents to fetch their children up without needing to actively participate/ integrate into civilization. She didnt study anything or develop a satisfactory plan for her working life, she said.

Although the responsibility in law for childrens education is with their parents, local authorities have a statutory duty to make sure all children get a suitable education. In an effort to do this the Local Government Association has called for the power to enforce parents to register home-educated offsprings and for the right to enter premises to attend children and check the suitability of education being provided. But some home schoolteachers claim local authorities already have extensive powers and are not exercising these fully.

Josiah is keen on drums and friends Zephan and Noah on the keyboard Photograph: Andrew Fox for the Guardian

Lewis James, 26, from Rotherham, was taken out of academy at persons under the age of 11. He describes his home education as no schooling, even though he was seen annually by a neighbourhood government inspector and to be signed as receiving a suitable education. But I wasnt actually doing anything. I chiefly did portrayal and made thoughts out of Plasticine. My mum are applied to make excuses, like my uncle was in a auto clang, and she said it was too stressful in order to be allowed to do any study. We moved when I was 14 and after that I didnt seeing someone from the council.

At 16, with no suitabilities or work experience, Lewis tried to get a job, but it didnt work out. At 17 he went to college to do wall and storey tiling and labor as a clean. Eventually he approached the Prince Trust, which held him a grant to set up his own business as an illustrator and in 2015 he became a young ambassador for the rely, to talk about phenomena where he tells his tale of passing from Neet to young entrepreneur.

Khimasia has had a broadly positive suffer with the local authority, and her annual inspections have taken place without occurrence, but not everyone wants inspectors in their home. Julie Coles Bunker, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, went her three children from institution once they are 13, 11 and eight and unschooled them at home. They werent glad in institution and the schools werent rally the needs and requirements, she suggests. For their own children, they did not want to have anybody attacking their privacy, wanting to interview them and ask questions. My children have the right to a private life so we chose to give written information.

until Josiah chooses its season for cooking. Photograph: Andrew Fox for the Guardian

Dr Helen Lees, elderly speaker in the area of education contemplates at Newman University, Birmingham, does recognize that some families will resent regime involvement, but seems there is a need to modify regular inspections regime to the benefit of children and mothers: We need to understand whether mothers are hiring their children in a suitable and efficient channel. It has to be non-intrusive and inoffensive, but it is not unreasonable to ask carers to justify what theyre doing and why.

For Khimasia her philosophy is clear: I require my children to become independent lifelong learners and been told that whatever they want to learn, they are unable read it. Lay on a feast of interesting ideas and children will learn thats what they do.

Death on the road: can Mumbai molted its honour as the’ car disintegrate uppercase ‘?


One person is killed on Mumbais superhighways every 15 hours, the most difficult register in India. In our efforts to get a traction on the chaos, the police are extending digital recording penalties electronically and setting CCTV. But will it stop people taking jeopardies?

For 30 times after she was hit, Archana Pandya lay bleeding on a road in the busy Mumbai suburb of Goregaon. The 22 -year-old, which has recently started a new job, was on her behavior home from wield when she was the main victims of a hit-and-run. She died of her traumata. There were a lot of people there, and it happened right opposite a police headquarters, but no one came forward to help, says her friend Siddharth Pandya. Its not the roads; in India, its the people the hell is unsafe.

Pandya was one of 586 people killed in road accidents in Mumbai in 2015, the equivalent of one fatality every 15 hours. Another 2,034 were seriously injured. The long response times of ambulances and disaster vehicles, working together with the unwillingness of spectators to facilitate superhighway victims for dread of being detained by police and infirmaries, contribute to slow, unpleasant extinctions for hundred persons every year. As a result, Mumbai a city with approximately the same number of cars as London, but more than four times the number of superhighway fatalities has become known as Indias crash capital. In 2015 there were 23,468 recorded transaction crashes: the highest level of the country.

The citys metropolitan geography has helped multiply a culture of foolhardy driving. Vehicles zigzag through dense traffic jams, cutting paths, engulf from the left or zipping past red lights. Drivers are well aware that criminal penalties are small and the chances of getting caught are low. Numerous scoff at the relevant recommendations of wearing a seatbelt, while others casually take phone calls and answer text themes as they navigate through the labyrinth of cars.

These lax attitudes and dangerous driving wonts are spawned right from the driving test, which exists mostly as a formality and is readily smoothed with a small bribe. Aditi Deopujari, a Mumbai resident who got her driving licence in 2000, excuses: I was part of a driving school that had a setup with the Motor Vehicles Department[ which issues licences ]. I depicted up and had some rehearsal rounds, but never had to sit the exam or had any written exam regarding the rules. I just got handed the licence. Another occupant, who asked to remain anonymous, remarks: I literally had to drive five metres forward, and then five metres reverse. That was it, I passed.

Mumbai has the highest density of cars in India. Image: Alamy

In an attempt to get a grip on the chaos, Milind Bharambe, heads of state of the traffic police, is presiding over a new traffic control experimentation. The metropoli has given all traffic polices electronic designs to question fines, and has installed 4,000 CCTV cameras at interchanges and signals. After five irreverences, we are going to start taking away licences, responds Bharambe, whose is our intention to digitise the traffic control structure takes cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modis digital India programme.

Watch, enunciates police officer Prashant Prabhu, motioning towards a traffic light at a busy intersection on the Mumbai marina. Across the road, the light-colored is about to go from green to crimson. But just as he predicts, gondolas intensify through, hoping to cross the signal as the yellowed bursts. Some keep driving even after the dawn departs blood-red.

Signal jumping is the biggest offence at this seam, he reads. Everyone reputes, the light-footed has just transformed blood-red, let me try to get through. Nothing wants to wait.

Prabhu starts out and flags down a motorbike that has just sped through the red light. He asks for the equestrians licence, then draws out a calculator-like device, and fumbles trying to enter his password into the new machine. Eventually he perforates in the licence figure and asks for a charge card to pay the 200 rupee( 2.40) penalty.

Sometimes people refuse to give their driving licence. OK , no problem, we just put their licence plate number into the machine, and it will automatically send a fine to their telephone, he articulates. This method we have a record of all the traffic offences each driver has committed.

Milind Bharambe in its term of office

Until last month, traffic fines for even the most serious errors were issued on paper, with no way to check if a motorist was a repeat offender, tells Baharambe. Weve been running the programme for only a few months, and already weve given out over 150,000 penalties.

Bharambe seems a plausible nominee for the enormous undertaking of modernising Mumbais archaic traffic policing organization. Its term of office walls feature personas of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh as well as live streams of CCTV footage from around the city; on his wrist is an Apple watch. He has a black belt in karate, a 10 -year winning streak in state-wide shooting rivals, and a solid enter as a policeman his achievements include setting up the rapid response unit during the Mumbai terrorist attack of 2008. And he has a record of introducing tech-based initiatives as superintendent of police in Sangli and Thane, two metropolitans near Mumbai.

As well as digitising traffic offences, his schedule includes the more analogue solution of brand-new hydraulic towing vans, which can move 4x4s up to now, SUVs that had been badly parked or involved in conflicts had to be left on the road leading until their operator moved them. He has also invested in digital signboards to tell about roadworks or coincidences. This is the first time that something like this is being done in the country.

One floor below Bharambes office, Kishore Shinde, the traffic polices firstly heads of state of multimedia, is checking on duos of uniformed police officer these are the officers tasked with using the brand-new CCTV cameras to issue tickets and penalties remotely. Shinde too oversees a brand-new complaint mechanism, which receives more than 300 contents from foiled drivers every day.

The biggest editions are traffic jams , no parking, collisions, and lubricant sheds on the road leading, he tells. Were making all the fines cashless, so motorists can pay via debit card or mobile phone. We know there is corruption and bribery even in our own district, like there is from top to bottom everywhere in India. But once you offer by charge card, that means we have a record of the busines. No police officer can just take a cut for themselves.

A human sweeps in the rain in Mumbai. Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/ AP

Although digitising Mumbais traffic functionings is a significant shift that could improve efficiency and shorten fraud, Siddharth Pandya, brother of Archana, disbelieves it will have much impact on the death toll. Nothing has changed, he articulates. Many of the CCTVs police set before are not fully retained or dont cultivate, so why would it be different now? Where Archana was killed there was a CCTV camera, but it was broken, this is why we never found out who punched her.

Bharambe, for his part, highlights the fact that Mumbais collision statistics seem worse than other Indian municipalities because the Mumbai police are better at entering accidents. He highlights the fact that Delhi has four times as numerous vehicles as Mumbai but scarcely accounts any no-injury accidents, in a deliberate effort to keep gate-crash statistics low. He also points to mismanagement, corrupt practices and bureaucratic procedure within a complex network of urban development experts. We have to keep cleaning up their mess, he suggests.

Harish Wahi, chairman of road safety NGO Equal Streets, is of the view that the citys transport problems lead even deeper.

South Bombay was built in British colonial times, and all of new Bombay has taken determine very quickly, post-1 980 s. Because of the speeding of that emergence, the planning and excellence of roads has proceeded. On top of that, pavements are encroached upon by hawkers or shops, so pedestrians have no choice but to walk on busy streets.

Prabhu, the traffic polouse on Mumbais marina, articulates police are blamed unfairly for superhighway extinctions. I am literally on my feet the whole epoch. I barely sit down. The trouble is the public doesnt want to drive properly they just want to reach their destination as fast as possible.

Bharambe admits that his digital drive is simply like to reduce demises by a small fraction. The people also have to take specific responsibilities, he enunciates. Look, two years ago , nothing of the person or persons on motorbikes were wearing helmets. Now, since weve started executing[ helmet wearing ], youll accompany most of the drivers have their helmets. But youll still picture men who are driving their motorbikes wearing helmets themselves, but the wife and children sitting behind them are not. Now tell me, if people themselves are taking such risks with their own familys lives, then what can we do?

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GOP candidate Katie Arrington back to campaign trail after auto shipwreck: ‘You only can’t infringe me’


Republican congressional campaigner Katie Arrington is ready again to hit the campaign trail after surviving a horrible head-on collision- and despite her serious injuries, announces it would take “a lot more than an automobile coincidence to get me out.”

“I can’t explain why I lived. If anyone does not believes in God, look at me, ” Arrington told Fox News in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I conclude Washington is my calling.”

– Congressional campaigner Katie Arrington

Arrington was sidelined by the accident just days after tallying an disturbed primary succes over Rep. Mark Sanford last month in South Carolina. But she’s now out of the hospital, and plans to return to the path next week with fundraisers and sees with boosters.

Arrington, who is now boasting a red, white and off-color hard casting on her left leg, told Fox News that her safarus is “back on the road.”

A photograph of South Carolina GOP congressional nominee Katie Arrington’s new throw, donned in stars and stripes. ( Arrington)

Speaking from her home, the candidate told me that she transgressed both her paws in the crash, “demolished” her second vertebrae in her back, lost the majority of members of her small intestine, lost her right colon and severed her aorta.

“I was bleeding to fatality from my aorta. I have no neurological impairment, and not a scratching on my face, ” Arrington responded.

Arrington was in the accident in late June, while in a car with a sidekick. The operator of the other vehicle died.

This photo of State Rep. Katie Arrington was taken the day after the head-on crash. ( Arrington)

Arrington suffered a fracture in her back, various shattered ribs and other harms that required her to experience surgery. She likewise preserved tiny bowel harms and was bleeding from her abdominal wall.

“We both “ve got a lot” of things wrong with us. But we’re both going to be able to walk. We both have no neurological impairment. The lady that reached us expired on impact, ” Arrington clarified. “There is no reason why we didn’t. Other than God. Other than God.”

The crash happened just days after she won the Republican primary for the 1 st congressional district–beating Sanford with the help of an endorsement from President Trump. Now, Arrington’s campaign has opened a “completely renovated” campaign office.

“We’re ready to go and we haven’t stopped, ” Arrington said. “We’re coordinating a bunch of various types of fundraisers starting next week, and I’ll be back at that GOP meeting–but this time I’ll be pedaled in. I won’t be walking.”

While Arrington was recovering in research hospitals, she said she received an “outpouring” of support from Republican on Capitol Hill–including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La ., who was seriously injured in the shooting at a congressional baseball rule last year.

Arrington said that Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Mark Meadows, R-N.C ., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C ., and Vice President Pence have communicated their carry and prayers–and even flowers.

This photo was taking into consideration Arrington with her grandson six periods after the incident. ( Arrington)

“My juveniles call me the terminator. You simply can’t smash me. It would take a lot more than an vehicle coincidence to get me out, ” she suggested.

Arrington’s Democratic opposing, Joe Cunningham, expelled his own campaign while she recovered–a decision that deserved him praise from South Carolina Republican, including Scott.

He said his family was “lifting her and her family up in prayer.”

Arrington, though, told you he “didn’t have any other choice, ” observing he “went right back to the campaign trail” when she was transferred from the ICU.

“God bless you Cunningham. Hold everything there is you got honey, ” Arrington remarked. “No one wants Pelosi, and now, you’re the working party of Maxine Waters. Good luck.”

“If Katie Arrington wants to run against Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters she should move to California. I’m focused on the South Carolina Lowcountry and putting people above politics, ” Cunningham responded. “That’s why I’ve been endorsed by Republican mayors for resisting offshore drilling and why I’m the only candidate in this hasten condemning the recent tariffs that are putting thousands of South Carolina jobs in our territory at risk.”

Arrington added: “November is just a heartbeat away.”

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

New Details About Taylor Swift& Calvin Harris’ Breakup — Tay’s ‘Upset’ Because The DJ Is The One Who Drew The Plug!


Our middles are ending now that Tayvin is no more!

But now we’re hearing a little bit more to the reasons why this dad influence duet is simply another casualty of 2016 ‘s lost loves.

A source has told E! News that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris called it discontinues last week, and that the Scottish DJ was actually the one who plucked the plug, alleging 😛 TAGEND

“Taylor and Adam had no large-hearted blowout oppose, but the romance just was not there anymore for them. Adam is the one that objective it. It was all done in a very mature fashion.”

We’re a little surprised that their picture-perfect romance has fizzled, since this reaches not long after the sumptuous gallon gushed about their “magical relationship, “ and it’s been only a few months since these two celebrated their one-year anniversary.

But hey, at the least there doesn’t seem to be any Bad Blood between the former kindles!

Photos: How Celebs Deal With Heartbreak !

However, that doesn’t entail the blonde allure isn’t heartbroken that their Love Story is over! The insider contributed:

“Taylor is pretty upset but they are still in communication.”

And although there are the split went down as the hitmaker was recuperating from his scary automobile gate-crash, the confidante confessed that the daddy princess still stayed supportive of her ex during that tough time 😛 TAGEND

“Taylor was there for Adam with his accident and supportive.”

We don’t blame the sweetened singer for being heartbreaking, considering she and Calvin had been together for over a year. But it’ll be okay, Tay! This is what ice cream and rom coms are for!

[ Image via Taylor Swift/ Instagram .]

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce: Trade War Likely To Hit Trump States Hard


Several states that voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election are likely to be among the hardest hit in the trade war the president has triggered, according to the nation’s largest business organization.

A detailed study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tracked the expected effects in each state of U.S. tariffs and retaliatory action against U.S. goods by China, European countries, Mexico and Canada.

Of the 10 states the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says will be hit the hardest by the tariffs, only California, Illinois and Washington voted against Trump in the presidential election. Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Ohio, South Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania will all take major hits thanks to the trade policy of the man those states sent to the White House. Trump won Michigan and Pennsylvania by less than a single percentage point.

The number of exports that could be hit by retaliatory tariffs among the 10 most vulnerable states ranges from $1.7 billion in Pennsylvania to $6.2 billion in Washington.

“Tariffs are beginning to take a toll on American businesses, workers, farmers, and consumers as overseas markets close to American-made products and prices increase here at home,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said in a statement Monday. “Tariffs are simply taxes that raise prices for everyone.”

The traditionally GOP-friendly organization, which represents more than 3 million businesses, has launched a campaign against Trump’s tariffs, arguing that they have triggered a trade war that will cost U.S. jobs and will send consumer prices soaring. 

According to the organization, half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on exports, and 1 in 3 acres on U.S. farms produce crops for the international market.

The business lobbying group says farm states and states with large car production plants will be particularly vulnerable. Trump’s 25 percent tariff on steel will hurt all American manufacturing dependent on economical steel. Farmers will pay dearly for 25 percent retaliatory tariffs on soybeans, which China plans to impose on Friday. China, which has announced tariffs on $34 billion in American goods, is a critical soybean market for U.S. producers. 

Canada announced Friday that it’s imposing $12.6 billion in tariffs on U.S. exports, and Mexico is also planning to impose tariffs of up to 20 percent on U.S. pork. The European Union has targeted $3.2 billion in U.S. goods, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said Illinois voted for Trump in 2016. Illinois voted for Hillary Clinton.

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As Trade War Begins, Feds Eye $30 Billion Bailout Fund For Farmers Facing Losses


President Donald Trump’s trade war was officially launched at 12:01 Friday morning as U.S. officials were already strategizing a controversial move to use emergency funds to mitigate the damage to farmers facing punishing retaliatory tariffs.

The Trump administration officially levied tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products at the start of a major trade battle predicted to exact significant costs on consumers and businesses. China was expected to announce its own comparable tariffs on $34 billion of U.S. goods Friday. Chinese officials had said they would not announce the tariffs until after the U.S. did so. The Chinese tariffs, including a 25 percent charge on soybeans, are expected to hit U.S. farmers particularly hard, since the country currently buys nearly two-thirds of the soybeans produced by U.S. farmers.

But Trump, who has attacked Harley-Davidson for plans to move some production to its overseas plants to avoid retaliatory European tariffs, is looking to save “my farmers” from the trade war he launched. Rural support was critical to his presidential victory. Unhappy farmers could spell trouble for midterm elections.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said last month at a Chicago convention that the Commodity Credit Corporation is a “tool” he’s considering to comply with Trump’s instructions to “craft a strategy to support our farmers against retaliatory tariffs. The program, which was started to help farmers during the Great Depression, allows the Agriculture Department to borrow as much as $30 billion from the U.S. Treasury that could be used to buy crops from farmers that would go unsold in a trade war.

It’s a whole lot easier not to wreck the car in the first place than it is to think about what a repair might look like. American Soybean Association

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, has said using the funds would set a bad precedent by politicizing farm payments, Bloomberg reported. 

“I am against a one-time bailout of a situation created by the administration,” Peterson said earlier this year. Farmers “want their markets left intact and not screwed up by some policy. Giving them money isn’t necessarily going to buy them off.”

Even Republican farm state Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said last month in a call with reporters that subsidies are “not what farmers in Iowa want — help from the federal Treasury,” the Des Moines Register reported.

Critics say that spending the massive fund is a waste of public money to mitigate a Trump bungle. It would also be a significant expenditure just as the U.S. debt is on track to be the biggest in historydue to corporate tax cuts and spending hikes.

Former USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber told The Financial Times earlier this month that many farmers already have some safeguards from government-backed price and income supports and insurance.

As for using CCC money, Glauber added: “I just don’t like the idea of the government coming up with some balm to spread over wounds that are self-inflicted. It seems to be a huge moral hazard problem.”

Even those who support using the funds say they won’t be enough to save farmers grappling with decreasing demand triggered by retaliatory foreign tariffs. Farmer also risk losing key markets in the long term even as they’re subsidized. Farmers in Brazil are boosting soybean production to scoop up the Chinese market.

Brian Kuehl, executive director of Farmers for Free Trade, called the trade war “downright scary.”

“When American soybeans and corn become more expensive, South America wins,” Kuehl said in a statement.

Farm lobby groups had been battling against the imposition of the U.S. tariffs, arguing instead for negotiations over specific issues. 

“It’s a whole lot easier not to wreck the car in the first place than it is to think about what a repair might look like,” a spokesman for the American Soybean Association told The New York Times earlier this year.

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