#Debatenight: Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president

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Well, there is no doubt — and no surprise — about who the better debater was in the first debate between the two American presidential candidates tonight: Hillary Clinton.

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The Great Debate: Trump vs. Clinton

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Some commentators are saying Donald Trump will be no match for Hillary Clinton in Monday’s debate between the two presidential candidates, and that there will be lots of blood, metaphorically speaking, on the floor afterward — Trump’s blood.

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Hunting season: Murderers in the Quebec woods

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Most people see deer as beautiful, innocent creatures. But some see deer as nothing more than meat, and they delight in stalking them and murdering them -- wrenching them away from their offspring and forest friends. (Photo: Gil Paradis/Wikimedia Commons)

Most people see deer as beautiful, innocent creatures. But some see deer as nothing more than meat, and they delight in stalking them and murdering them — wrenching them away from their offspring and forest friends. (Photo: Gil Paradis/Wikimedia Commons)

Planning to stroll along a trail in the forest today?

If so, carry a bell or other noise-making device, and wear a colourful vest, authorities are saying. Because people with rifles are licensed to murder innocent wild animals from today through Oct. 16 and again from Oct. 29 to Nov. 11. And some of them may shoot at anything that moves.

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Facebook as a news source?

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Say it ain’t say, Noah Trevor.

The host of the Daily Show was saying Thursday night that Facebook is becoming the primary source of news for many folks. And being in the news business myself, I can tell you that many media organizations see Facebook as a way to reach people, if only to draw them back to their sites.

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Take a bow, Mother Nature

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It has been a glorious summer in my corner of this little blue planet, third from the Sun. Mother Nature has really outdone herself with an abundance of warm, sunny days and just the right amount of precipitation to keep up the water levels.

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An Instagram account?

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I just opened an Instagram account on Sunday, and have a grand total of three pictures posted so far. I’m still learning how it all works, experimenting, etc.

If you have an account there and want to do the following thing, I’ll follow you if you follow me . . . lol.

My tag there: lajillianpage.

Cheers

Why Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Soloway didn’t decline their Emmy Awards

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(This post was first published on the LGBT Perspectives site)

So there was Jeffrey Tambor accepting an Emmy Award on Sunday night for his role as a trans woman in the series Transparent — his second such award for that role. And he was ever so humble about it, indeed almost apologetic, while calling for more transgender actors to represent the trans community.

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Transgender: Maybe it’s time to accept it as a noun

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Jeffrey Tambor blew it last night. It was a mistake, no doubt, but a telling mistake. With millions of TV viewers watching, he reportedly used the word “transgender” as a noun. (I say “reportedly” because I didn’t see/hear the quote, but saw it reported shortly afterward on several Twitter tweets and on various media sites.)

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