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Video shows ‘Karen’ saying ‘I hope you all die’ to maskless children in Walmart

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A Georgia woman shopping at a Walmart told another customer—who was in the store without a face mask—that she hoped she and her kids would ‘all die.’

In the video, the women argue over whether masks are required for kids younger than a certain age. The mother tells the older woman that even schools don’t require children younger than 10 to wear masks. 

“Even the school requires that children under the age of 10 [not wear] them. So why would I make them wear them?” she asks.

“I hope you all die,” the older woman responds while looking down at one of the children. “I hope you all die because you’re going to kill me and my husband.” The older woman then walks away.

“Did she just say she hopes [we] all die?” says another customer who witnessed the incident. 

Desiree Alis Vansickle was identified as the mother. In a video posted to her Facebook, Vansickle says she “lost it” when the masked woman commented to her kids.

“I was respectful when I shouldn’t have been but I wasn’t about this lady get away with this crap,” she wrote. “You can see her look my kids in the eyes and and say ‘I hope you all die.’ It took a lot for me to not hit her but I knew better. Please feel free to share.”

Vansickle told local news she left the encounter “shaking on the inside.” She added that while she doesn’t mind wearing a face mask, she had not planned on visiting Walmart that day and didn’t come prepared. 

“There was a man at the door who said, ‘If you have a mask can you please put your mask on,’ and we didn’t have any with us but he didn’t say that we couldn’t come in,” she said.

Shoppers at Walmart must wear face coverings. Georgia’s government has also encouraged residents to wear face masks in public, especially when social distancing is not possible.


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*First Published: Aug 1, 2020, 9:34 am

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Alexandra Samuels is a political reporter at the Texas Tribune and contributor to the Daily Dot, where she started as an intern covering politics in the summer of 2016. She enjoys Marvel movies, baking, and reading murder-mystery novels.

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Woman Shares 20 Important Things People Should Know Before Marrying Someone

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How do you know when is the right time to marry your significant other? Do you wait until your third anniversary? Or do you pay off your student loans first? No, wait. Let’s just forget the latter and focus on this lifetime.

According to Twitter user @cxkenobxkerry, however, a much more important question we should be asking ourselves is if we really should marry them in the first place.

On July 23, she posted a thread titled ‘Don’t Get Married Before‘ where the woman listed all the things we should know about ourselves and our partner before we tie the knot with them. From religion to sexuality, @cxkenobxkerry listed questions, touching on a wide range of themes that should reveal whether two people are compatible or not.

As of this article, the thread has over 220K likes and 60K retweets, and some commenters are even suggesting additional questions as well. Continue scrolling, check it out and who knows, maybe it’ll provide you with some answers, too.

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Dr. Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist and host of the podcast The Kurre and Klapow Show, defines romantic compatibility as “the degree to which each person’s view of love, intimacy, and attraction (and the expression of these experiences) work together for mutual benefit.”

Susan Trombetti, matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking, expanded on this, saying that romantic compatibility happens when two people are “equally attracted to each other.” But more than feeling butterflies and being emotionally intimate, according to Susan, romantic compatibility happens when they’re both “on the same page about where you want the relationship to go.”

When it comes to romance, it’s all about the details, like doing activities the two of you can enjoy together. This gets to the heart of romantic compatibility the way Jessmina “Minaa B.” Archbold, psychotherapist, social worker, and author of Rivers Are Coming: Essays and Poems on Healing, defines it. For Archbold, romantic compatibility is when two partners respect each other and are interested in learning more about each other. “You don’t necessarily have to share the same interests,” Archbold told Elite Daily. “But it means caring enough to learn about each other in order to strengthen the relationship bond, while also learning about each other’s needs.”

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All of this doesn’t mean that opposites can’t attract one another. If one person is, for example, really interested in theater and the arts, and their partner is really immersed in sports and fitness, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be in a healthy, happy relationship. Opposites on the outside can attract, but similarities in values and morals on the inside are what’s necessary for a good match.

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Tu Dors Nicole is the rare film to capture the tedium of summer

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Illustration for article titled Finally, a coming-of-age film that captures how damn boring summer can be

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Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: As August kicks off and the warmest season begins drawing to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite summer-themed movies.


Tu Dors Nicole (2014)

For many people, especially those fresh out of school and circumscribed by money or geography, summer is an aimless time defined by temp gigs, tenuous relationships, and desperate attempts to relieve boredom. It’s understandable that so many filmmakers tend to liven up their summer films with external conflict or improbably high stakes, if only because it’s very difficult to dramatize the sheer tedium of youth. In Tu Dors Nicole, however, director Stéphane Lafleur depicts one of the most resonant, believable lazy summers of the past decade simply by focusing on idle moments too rarely captured on film. Much of Tu Dors Nicole features bored people trying to entertain themselves by any means necessary. The results are often riveting and beautiful.

Lafleur’s portrait of a dog-days summer is grounded by the friendship between Nicole (Julianne Côté) and Véronique (Catherine St-Laurent), two Québécois twentysomethings suffering from severe post-grad malaise. When Nicole receives her first credit card in the mail, she and Véronique impulsively buy tickets to Iceland in order to “do nothing, but somewhere else.” It’s an excuse to get out of the suburbs, particularly after Nicole’s brother, Rémi (Marc-André Grondin), turns their family home into a makeshift recording studio for his indie/garage rock band. Unfortunately, the plans are quickly scuttled by Véronique, who doesn’t live at home and can’t abruptly quit her job because of rent. A rift grows between the two old friends.

The Ghost World-esque narrative compels on its own merits because Lafleur and his stars are committed to indirectly communicating universal feelings, like jealousy and betrayal and the painful feeling of drifting apart from a close friend. There’s a brief blow-up, but most emotions are unspoken, conveyed instead by pointed glances or pregnant silences. Lafleur never makes it too explicit, but it’s clear that Nicole is the more insecure and socially defensive of the two, the Enid to Véronique’s Rebecca, and her friendship with Véronique has always sat on slightly unsteady ground. When Véronique hits it off with Rémi’s new drummer, JF (Francis La Haye), who also casually flirts with Nicole, lingering resentments are brought slightly closer to the surface.

Yet this plot never threatens to overwhelm Tu Dors Nicole, a film much more interested in conveying the weight of ennui. When she’s not at her job folding clothes in a secondhand store (where she frequently shoplifts), Nicole putters around her neighborhood, watching the neighbors and walking empty suburban streets at night because of her insomnia. A general half-awake feeling pervades Tu Dors Nicole, underscored by the film’s gorgeous black-and-white 35mm photography, which spotlights the gray areas Nicole moves through, and the fact that every character exists in some kind of liminal state. Nicole and Véronique face relatively uncertain futures, likely apart instead of together. Rémi knows his band will soon break up when Pat (Simon Larouche), his bassist, starts a family. In the film’s most overtly surrealist touch, a local neighborhood kid (Godefroy Reding) speaks with a sexy adult voice, which he believes gives him a shot at Nicole, his former babysitter. Though he exists in the film’s margins, he’s the literal manifestation of the shaky bridge between childhood and adulthood that Lafleur probes so well.

Like all great coming-of-age stories, Tu Dors Nicole focuses on a specific element of adolescence, mainly the terrible time when someone finally realizes that they’re in control of their own fate. Lafleur and Côté ignore all the traditional platitudes about “likability” and render Nicole unique but recognizable, someone who can be petulant one moment and generous the next. She is a typical college graduate in many ways, unsure of how to live out the rest of her life, and yet her behavior also suggests she’s completely lost in a deeper sense. (A telling moment: Nicole, sitting in the stands of an empty baseball field with Véronique and JF, is the only one who doesn’t react when suddenly informed that a ball is headed right for them.) As the English translation of the film’s title suggests, Tu Dors Nicole traces Nicole’s slow “awakening,” concluding on a reckless act that nevertheless implies she’s finally taking the reins of her own life, even though she can’t always predict the consequences.

Availability: Tu Dors Nicole is available to stream for free (with ads) on VUDU and on Kanopy (with a library card or university log-in). It can also be rented or purchased from Google Play, iTunes, and YouTube.

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Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas thinks he contracted coronavirus after taking a selfie with a fan

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Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas has tested positive to COVID-19.

The bedridden reality star shared his diagnosis on Instagram on August 3, saying that he thinks he contracted the deadly disease after taking a selfie with a fan.

“I’m going to tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves and practice social distancing,” the 58-year-old said in the video. “People come up to me and ask me to take pictures all the time and they want me to have the mask off and they want to hug on me and they say they like me. I take those pictures, and every time I take those pictures, I’m praying to God that I don’t get this thing, but it caught up to me.”

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Thomas was married to 53-year-old RHOA star Cynthia Bailey up until 2017, and often appeared on the popular franchise. The pair went their separate ways after seven years of marriage and Thomas now lives in Miami, where he runs his beachside bar, Bar One. 

“It’s the most excruciating pain I could think of. My stomach [has been] a complete wreck for the last 8 days, pain [and] constant cramping. The pain is crazy. Chills all day and all night,” he said in the clip, adding that he took five COVID-19 tests before getting a positive reading. 

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“I gotta be in bed for another seven days before they come and take the test again. I have to be negative twice before I can even think about outside. I guess I should be celebrating because here in Miami there’s 260 people dying everyday for the last seven days. I am celebrating because I’m still alive,” he said. 

“I want you guys to take this thing extremely serious because it’s no joke. The pain don’t go away. Your body is extremely sensitive, the slightest little thing, it’s constant pain everywhere. I can’t wait for this s–t to be over.”

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