On September 12, 2018 Brett Kavanaugh became the most talked about man on national television. Brett Kavanaugh was recently nominated by president Donald Trump to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.
Not many in the U.S. were happy with the decision due to him being accused of sexual assault. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a letter during the summer explaining how he had tried forcing himself on her at a high school party decades ago. Ford went public with her story and testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. While listening to her testimony, one could clearly hear the fear in her voice.
Kavanaugh pled not guilty to these accusations and no further investigation was done. Despite this, Kavanaugh was still promoted to Supreme Court Justice, which caused significant controversy. Some claimed that Ford was lying about her testimony and was questioned because she waited too long. Those who have experienced sexual assault are most likely to keep quiet because they fear the consequences. One being the fear that no one will believe them especially if it was years ago.
I personally believe that the accusations made against Brett Kavanaugh should’ve been taken much more seriously. A further investigation should’ve been done because it would’ve led to a time of pause for all sides interested. People in power and money seem to have a way of getting away with crimes -and that is wrong. As a teenage girl, it terrifies me that I live in a world where a female's opinion and voice is always dismissed by powerful men.
On Friday, September 1st, 2018 North Carolina, recently suffered from a hurricane called Florence. Florence was first considered a tropical storm with winds of 70 miles per hour and became the third hurricane of 2018. Florence expanded and was categorized as a level 4 in areas with winds of 140 miles per hour and dropping up to 12 inches of rain. Due to the amount of rain it caused large waves at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina which worried many of the residents who lived nearby making them leave their homes. The hurricane caused major damage to homes and buildings which made people evacuate their homes because it wasn’t safe. The death tolls increased to 39 in North Carolina and about 890,000 people had no electricity and thousands in South Carolina were out of power as well. The power outages were estimated to grow by 3 million in Carolina due to the amount of rain and wind. North and south Carolina received help from the U.S. Army and National Guard sending 6,600 U.S. soldiers were in north and south Carolina to help in affected areas. While both North and South Carolina deal with the aftermath of the hurricane, Mexico Beach is now dealing with the potential of hurricane Michael. As result of hurricane Florence there have been deaths in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
Vampire facials have become very popular ever since the reality tv star Kim Kardashian posted a picture of herself on instagram getting this facial done on her. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) also known as a Vampire Facial got its name from the use of the patient's own blood during treatment.
Not everyone is a candidate for the facial if they have blood issues such as ammonia or are on blood thinners. The facial itself can take up to 30 minutes to an hour and can cost up to $1,000 per treatment. The facial is said to reduce wrinkles in the face along with crows feet, dark circles around the eyes, dull/rough skin, acne scarring, and sun damage. What many people don’t know is the process of getting the facial done and how it works.
The first step is getting blood drawn and then put into a machine that spins the test tube for 5-10 minutes. It’s spun at a high speed separating a light yellow gel like plasma from both the red and white blood cells. The face is then cleaned and prepared with numbing cream. Once the numbing cream has kicked in, the dermatologist uses a tool that has small needles that poke into the skin. As the patient’s face starts to bleed, the yellow plasma is then placed in small amounts and rubbed into the skin. The plasma is used to heal the area which has been poked by giving it a fresh layer of skin.
For best results it is recommended to get three or more vampire facial treatments, but some people are happy with the results after just the first. After getting the facial done the skin is red and irritated similar to a sunburn, but by the second day the redness often fades but swelling may remain. The healing process can take from 2 to 3 weeks to even a month for the skin to be completely healed.
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