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Prince Harry Mocked on Social Media Over His Book Spare

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Prince Harry Mocked on Social Media Over His Book Spare

With the release of his new memoir, Prince Harry may be losing his accumulated goodwill, but Spare demonstrates that this is the least of his concerns.

The new memoir by Prince Harry does not want to be an articulate, nuanced point about his fame in the age of a monarchy that may have outlived its usefulness. Instead, Prince Harry wants to repeatedly tell his story — in all its perplexing, rage-filled, and occasionally entirely TMI glory.

Unlike the Sussex’s exclusive Oprah special or Netflix’s recent six-episode limited documentary series, Spare cannot be accused of pulling any punches, as the memoir contains so many shocking revelations that it has become a viral meme on social media.

In Spare, Prince Harry is candid about a Nazi uniform he was encouraged to wear by his brother William, details about doing shrooms at Courtney Cox’s house and believing the trashcan was speaking to him and goes into detail about using his mother’s favorite moisturizer, on his frostbitten penis during William and Kate’s wedding.

Even the writing style goes out of its way to reinvent itself, ranging from an easygoing imitation of Harry’s natural, jock-like inflection to almost prosaic rapture over trivial as specific English hills to as corny as the first time he laid eyes on his eventual wife.

“I’d traveled the world from top to bottom. I’d hopped around the world. I’d met hundreds of thousands of people, a ludicrously large cross-section of the world’s seven billion inhabitants.

I’d been watching a conveyor belt of faces pass by for thirty-two years, and only a few had ever made me look twice.

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Prince Harry and Meghan

This woman stopped the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt was smashed to bits by this woman. I’d never seen anyone so lovely.” At this point, Prince Harry is probably thinking about Meghan wearing a Snapchat dog filter with its tongue out.

However, the book’s contradictory nature does not result from sharing too much information, choosing the wrong publisher, or even hiring the wrong ghostwriter.

Rather, the tell-all memoir reveals its contradiction on purpose, all to highlight the 38 years its narrator spent in that mindset.

Through Spare’s 400 pages (which you can feel each one pass), Prince Harry presents himself as a swirl of duties and intense emotions that never got to be a fully-articulated person in the first place. The roles thrust upon him divide the book.

In describing his time in the British Army, Prince Harry appears so unattached to his personhood that he “thanks” the Army for destroying it during training.

And the conflict is still present in his memories. He jokes about not caring about literature, but quotes from Faulkner and “Invictus” appear throughout the book.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Mocked

He is detailed and descriptive about the pain his father (Pa) and brother (Willy) cause him, but he saves the most venom for the British press, which haunts his story at every turn. Prince Harry despises being called names but seems to enjoy mocking specific journalists and palace staff members with rude British traits or animal names that play on their quirks.

Even when Harry is desperate to save his wife from the same fate as his mother, he cannot hide his genuine admiration and love for the monarchy that destroyed him.

Yes, the book intends to present a central narrative about transitioning from a life of death to freedom. But even Prince Harry still needs to arrive. Instead, it appears that the Prince has moved on to another role. Ex-Royal Father H. This one has more advantages.

Spare can feel like a punishment at times. In between over-the-top moments, Prince Harry delivers an internal monologue about his mother’s death. (Until 18, he believes his mother is not dead but is involved in an elaborate plot to avoid the press.)

Even in the book’s introduction, Prince Harry shares that, while the secrets are addressed to the world, they are a true outpouring for William and now-king Charles — as soon as they’re ready to get over themselves and listen.

“They weren’t in the right frame of mind to listen,” he writes in the introduction to the book. “Not right now, anyway. No, not today. So, what about Pa? Willy? Here you have it.”

Spare’s release has sparked a major debate (and several extremely funny memes) about whether or not Prince Harry has lost his accumulated goodwill.

The world praised his marriage and defended him even more after he and Meghan revealed to Oprah how difficult (and racist) life was in the royal family.

This is the time to take your Netflix deal, make a couple of elephant documentaries, and retire in Montecito as the multi-millionaire you are — not to release a Freudian nightmare of a memoir.

Source: Rolling Stone, VOR News

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THAILAND: Rescue Dig Saves Toddler Trapped In Well For One Night

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BANGKOK, Thailand — A 19-month-old girl fell into a dry artesian well shaft at a cassava farm in northern Thailand 18 hours before she was saved. It took rescuers all night to get her out.

Rescuers clapped and cheered as the toddler, the daughter of Myanmar migrant workers, was pulled from the 15-meter (49-foot)-deep well shaft and placed on a stretcher that carried her to an ambulance waiting nearby.

“You guys did an excellent job. “We did it!” exclaimed one rescuer as his colleagues wept and hugged each other in Tak province’s Phop Phra district.

While her parents were working at the plantation, the child fell into the hole late Monday afternoon.

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Rescuers In Thailand Were On The Scene Quickly

The deep pit, dug by the landowner to be an artesian well, was left uncovered after it failed to reach groundwater, according to Phop Phra district chief Sanya Phetset on Tuesday.

According to local media, the first rescuers on the scene shouted down the hole and heard the child cry back. After lowering a camera into the hole to assess the situation, a tube was snaked to provide oxygen.

Using backhoes and other excavation tools, rescuers dug a 30-centimeter-wide trench alongside the pit overnight.

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The Child Is Now Safe And Sound

“At first, it appeared to be a simple operation because it appeared to be loose dirt, but once we started digging, we discovered rock, which made it difficult because excavators cannot dig through it,” Sanya explained.

He explained that the operation was risky because the digging could collapse the well’s sides onto the child.

After being carried to safety, the toddler was immediately taken to Phop Phra Hospital in Thailand.

“She is now safe. “She’s a little tired, but nothing serious,” Sanya explained.

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Pope Francis Clarifies his Remarks on Homosexuality and Sin

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Pope Francis has clarified his recent remarks about homosexuality and sin, stating that he was referring to official Catholic moral teaching, which states that any sexual act other than marriage is a sin.

In a Friday note, Francis emphasized that even black-and-white teaching is subject to circumstances that may eliminate the sin.

Francis made the remarks in an interview with The Associated Press on January 24, stating that laws criminalizing homosexuality are “unjust” and that “being homosexual is not a crime.”

As he often does, Francis then imagined a conversation with someone who brought up the issue of the church’s official teaching, which states that homosexual acts are sinful or “intrinsically disordered.”

“All right, but first, let’s distinguish between a sin and a crime,” Francis said in the fictitious conversation. “It is also a sin not to be charitable to one another.”

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Pope asked for Clarification.

LGBTQ advocates hailed his comments calling for decriminalizing homosexuality as a watershed moment that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ people. However, his use of the word “sin” raised questions about whether he believed that simply being gay was a sin in and of itself.

The Reverand James Martin, an American priest who runs the Outreach ministry for LGBTQ Catholics in the United States, asked Francis for clarification and published the pope’s handwritten response late Friday on the Outreach website.

In his note, Francis reiterated that homosexuality “is not a crime” and that he was trying “to emphasize that criminalization is neither good nor just.”

“When I said it is a sin, I was simply referring to Catholic moral teaching, which states that every sexual act other than marriage is a sin,” Francis wrote in Spanish, emphasizing the final phrase.

However, in a nod to his case-by-case approach to pastoral ministry, Francis noted that even teaching is subject to the circumstances, “which may decrease or eliminate the fault.”

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Sex is a Sin, as is Any Sexual Act

He admitted he could have been more specific in his comments to the AP. However, he stated that he was using “natural and conversational language” in the interview, which did not necessitate precise definitions.

“As you can see, I was generally repeating something. ‘Sex is a sin, as is any sexual act outside of the bonds of holy marriage,’ I should have said. This is to speak of ‘the matter’ of sexual sin, but we all know that Catholic morality considers not only the matter but also freedom and intention, and this for all types of sin,” he said.

According to Human Dignity Trust, which works to end such laws, 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalize same-sex sexual activity, 11 of which can or do impose the death penalty. According to experts, even when laws are not enforced, they contribute to harassment, stigma, and violence against LGBTQ people.

According to Catholic teaching, marriage is a lifelong bond between a man and a woman. It restricts intercourse with married couples and prohibits artificial contraception.

During his decade-long pontificate, Francis has upheld that teaching while prioritizing outreach to LGBTQ people.

Pope Francis has emphasized a more merciful approach to applying church doctrine, preferring to accompany rather than judge people.

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US General Tells His Officers to Prepare for War with China in 2025

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US General Tells His Officers to Prepare for War with China in 2025

In an internal memo, a four-star general in the United States Air Force stated that the US and China risk going to war in two years and advised officers under his command to prepare, including with target practice.

According to NBC, General Mike Minihan, head of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, believes the fight will take place in 2025 but hopes he is wrong. He claimed that presidential elections in the United States and Taiwan in 2024 would allow China to take action against Taiwan.

According to NBC, a Defense Department official stated that the remarks do not represent the Pentagon’s position on China. According to an Air Mobility Command spokesperson, the memo is part of the command’s effort to prepare for conflict if deterrence fails.

The administration of President Joe Biden has repeatedly expressed concern about China’s military buildup and what the US perceives to be a more aggressive Chinese stance toward Taiwan.

According to the administration’s national security strategy, China is the only US competitor “with the intent to reshape the international order and, increasingly, the economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to do so.”

China has slammed the latest US defense spending bill, which allows up to $10 billion in weapons sales to Taiwan, for exaggerating the China threat and meddling in its internal affairs.

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Blinken Conerned Over Taiwan and China

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed concern about Beijing’s intentions regarding Taiwan as he prepares for a rare visit to Beijing, China.

When asked if the temperature had cooled with China during a visit to the University of Chicago, Blinken replied, “I think so because when you’re talking and engaging, it tends to have that effect.”

“The rest of the world anticipates that we will manage this relationship responsibly. “They understand that how we manage it will also impact them,” he said.

According to Taipei Times, Blinken will visit Beijing from February 5 to 6, marking the first US secretary of state visit to the rising Asian power since October 2018.

The trip was decided after US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping () met in November in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss wide-ranging disagreements between the world’s two largest economies.

Blinken, on the other hand, expressed concern about Taiwan, citing Beijing’s growing efforts to isolate the country and major military exercises conducted near it in August.

“What we’ve seen over the last few years is, I believe, China deciding that it was no longer comfortable with the status quo, a status quo that had prevailed for decades and had been successful in terms of our countries’ relationship and managing what a difficult situation is,” he said.

“What we say to China is that — they say this is a sovereign issue for us; we respond that this is an interest to the United States and countries all over the world,” Blinken said, referring to Taiwan’s dominance in semiconductors, which is critical to the global economy.

Any disruption of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait would be disastrous for the global economy, he said, adding that 50 percent of container ships operating around the world pass through the Taiwan Strait and that Taiwan manufactures 70 percent of higher-end computer chips.

Blinken was in Chicago for a trip that included a stop at the city’s historic Ukrainian community to discuss the response to Russia’s invasion.

By: Geoff Thomas

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