Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade by Nemacolin in news
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The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society.
The Carnival was kicked off the United Nations’ UNESCO heritage list last year after a float rife with anti-Semitic symbols raised worldwide condemnation. Yet despite all the warnings, some again targeted Jews.
“Even though Aalst Carnival is much more than that, these facts detract from our values and reputation of our country,” Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said in a statement.
Festival committee chair Dirk Verleysen said floats or individuals “that exceed all limits” of decency would be taken out of the parade, but offensive elements did appear.
Earlier this week, Israel called on Belgium to scrap the annual Aalst parade. Yet one group on Sunday walked around the parade dressed up like insects with fur hats worn by some ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.
Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade
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American Presidential Contenders by Age
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Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign by Nemacolin in news
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The Russians want us angry & divided. I see you are contributing to that.
Royal Navy's Surface Combatant Fleet Set to Decline to 15 Vessels by Nemacolin in news
The Royal Navy's surface combatant fleet - excluding auxiliaries, minesweepers, submarines and carriers - is set to fall to just 15 ships by 2027 under current plans, according to a new report from the UK Ministry of Defense.
The service's future Type 31 frigates have been delayed by four years, putting their arrival in mid-2027. The current Type 23 frigates that they will replace are set to be decommissioned beginning in 2023. The retirement of the Type 23s will cut the number of UK frigates down to nine vessels before the first Type 31 arrives. Add in the six Type 45 destroyers and the Royal Navy's warship force will come in at 15 hulls - a smaller surface navy than that of Italy or France.
“Just 15 major service ships will put us into the second tier of the world’s navies," said former First Sea Lord Admiral Lord West, speaking to UK tabloid The Sun. “Fifteen surface ships means only five on task, as a third will be in maintenance and a third will be training. For a great nation like ours, just five [warships] on task is a national embarrassment and disgrace.”
The United States currently has about 90 major surface combatants (not including hundreds of other vessels), and it hopes to grow its force through autonomous or optionally-manned systems in years ahead. China has 88 warships and rising; Russia has 26; and India has 23.
Royal Navy's Surface Combatant Fleet Set to Decline to 15 Vessels
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University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago by Nemacolin in news
University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again as a physician with the school’s athletic department, records obtained Friday by The Associated Press show.
In 1980, the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson was pressed to step down as head of the University Health Service amid such concerns, according to a statement that his former supervisor gave to a campus detective who had started investigating the physician more than a year ago following a complaint from a former university wrestler.
When the detective told Tom Easthope, a former university administrator who oversaw Anderson’s department, that he was investigating “inappropriate behavior” by Anderson, Easthope replied, “I bet there are over 100 people that could be on that list,” according to the records.
Easthope told the detective that he had confronted Anderson about “fooling around in the exam rooms with the boy patients” and told the doctor, “You gotta go.” He said the doctor didn’t deny the allegations against him. By 1980, at least two students had made complaints to Michigan officials about Anderson inappropriately touching them, according to interviews and records.
University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago
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I am surprised you are even concerned about Nevada. It is not a Big Deal.
Bloomberg offers to rescind hush agreements for three women accusing him of sexual harassment by Nemacolin in news
Michael Bloomberg offered Friday to rescind hush agreements that his namesake company drew up for three women who accused him of sexual harassment.
In a statement released by his presidential campaign, the billionaire ex-mayor said Bloomberg LP inked the non-disclosure agreements to “address complaints about comments" the three women allege he made over “the past 30-plus years.”
Bloomberg did not elaborate, but a campaign spokeswoman confirmed to the Daily News that the NDAs cover sexual harassment claims against the former mayor.
“There are only three allegations against Mike for jokes he made,” the spokeswoman said.
Bloomberg offers to rescind hush agreements for three women accusing him of sexual harassment
3 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from nydailynews.com
You are thinking Mighty Nevada will make a difference?
‘Parasite’ studio blasts Trump over Oscars feud: ‘He can’t read’ by Nemacolin in news
The studio that created “Parasite” says it knows why President Trump doesn’t like the Oscar-winning movie.
“Understandable, he can’t read," Neon tweeted.
‘Parasite’ studio blasts Trump over Oscars feud: ‘He can’t read’
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U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.
President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill also have been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, those people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.
It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken. U.S. prosecutors found a Russian effort in 2016 to use social media to boost Sanders’s campaign against Hillary Clinton, part of a broader effort to hurt Clinton, sow dissension in the American electorate and ultimately help elect Donald Trump.
“I don’t care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement. “My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.
Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign
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Trump slams Oscars for naming ‘Parasite’ Best Picture, whines ‘Gone with the Wind’ got hosed by Nemacolin in news
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Frankly my dear, Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn.
During his Thursday rally in Colorado Springs, President Trump ripped the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for awarding the 2019 Best Picture Oscar to the critically acclaimed South Korean drama “Parasite.”
"By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump rhetorically asked the crowd at Broadmoor World Arena. “And the winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about?”
While the MAGA-clad audience cheered, Trump wondered why “Gone with the Wind” wasn’t the champ.
Trump slams Oscars for naming ‘Parasite’ Best Picture, whines ‘Gone with the Wind’ got hosed
4 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from nydailynews.com
BREAKING: New York Times publishes op-ed by TALIBAN leader by yaboihenry5678 in news
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Yep. All part of President Trump's program of surrender. The Taliban are now our partners at the peace table.
8 Books recommended by Michelle Obama by amigamag in books
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We would welcome this at s/lists
The end of Holden: pondering the byzantine, badge-engineered legacy of a soon-to-retire marque | AutoNewsblaster by AutoNewsblaster in Automotive
The Holden insignia is one of the best in the world. It ought to be kept.
BREAKING: Hanau shooting: At least eight killed as drive-by gunman sprays bullets from a car at two shisha bars in Germany by REDISCOM in news
German Nazis. I thought we had beat that out of them.
China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia (WSJ) by Nemacolin in news
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Honi soit qui mal y pense, as they say. The term is more widely thought of as it applied to both Turkey and Austria-Hungary at various times.
Britain’s new immigration rules: Home Secretary unveils tight restrictions by Morphos1759 in news
Is this to ensure low-paid jobs for unskilled Brits? Maybe this is to make it harder for educated Brits to compete for the good jobs.
My Campaign Platform by Nemacolin in Lists
A few years ago I read a news story about a lady who wanted to put herself on the "do not buy" list. It seems suicide ran in her family. She asked about it and discovered there was no mechanism to do such a thing. This seems to be an easy thing to do that will save some lives.
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The mighty Chinese juggernaut has been humbled this week, apparently by a species-hopping bat virus. While Chinese authorities struggle to control the epidemic and restart their economy, a world that has grown accustomed to contemplating China’s inexorable rise was reminded that nothing, not even Beijing’s power, can be taken for granted.
We do not know how dangerous the new coronavirus will be. There are signs that Chinese authorities are still trying to conceal the true scale of the problem, but at this point the virus appears to be more contagious but considerably less deadly than the pathogens behind diseases such as Ebola or SARS—though some experts say SARS and coronavirus are about equally contagious.
China’s initial response to the crisis was less than impressive. The Wuhan government was secretive and self-serving; national authorities responded vigorously but, it currently appears, ineffectively. China’s cities and factories are shutting down; the virus continues to spread. We can hope that authorities succeed in containing the epidemic and treating its victims, but the performance to date has shaken confidence in the Chinese Communist Party at home and abroad. Complaints in Beijing about the U.S. refusing entry to noncitizens who recently spent time in China cannot hide the reality that the decisions that allowed the epidemic to spread as far and as fast as it did were all made in Wuhan and Beijing.
China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia (WSJ)
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China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters’ credentials by Nemacolin in news
China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed racist by the government.
The expulsions come after the Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the United States as “foreign missions,” requiring them to register their properties and employees in the U.S. China said it reserves the right to respond to what it called a mistaken policy.
The headline on the Journal’s opinion column referred to the current virus outbreak in China and called the country the “Real Sick Man of Asia.”
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Feb. 3 op-ed by Bard College Professor Walter Russel Mead “smears the efforts of the Chinese government and people on fighting (the virus) epidemic.”
China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters’ credentials
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My Campaign Platform
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Breaking: Michael Bloomberg DROPS OUT - Refuses To Endorse Bernie Sanders - Says The Democratic Process is "Rigged" by Trump_WG1WGA in news
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5 year sentence recommended for former black Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D). Schemed to "sell" hundreds of thousands of $ worth of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children’s books to businesses who had dealings with the University of Maryland Medical System, where Pugh sat as a board member. by Chipit in news
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Thank you for sharing.
Alex Jones Jumps on Bitcoin Train by MarkoVidrih in news
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I suspect we can all agree by now that this poor man is very troubled indeed.
76 Ways to be Unhappy
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It is also last year's news.
The Perpetrators of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks Are Still At Large - Global Research by Jesus in news
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I do not believe you. The anthrax guy killed himself. The case against him is quite strong.
Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims’ lawyers say by Nemacolin in news
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All in all, the Boy Scouts seem doomed.
The Boy Scouts of America, after decades of being crippled by child sex abuse claims, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by early Tuesday, the Daily News has learned.
Two lawyers who individually have represented hundreds of victims confirmed to The News that the 110-year-old organization could be filing papers in Delaware federal bankruptcy court as early as midnight.
As the embattled Boy Scouts begin the long process of restructuring debt, any pending sex abuse claim against the organization will be put on hold, lawyers said.
”It’s an injunction against any case that’s filed in any state across the country,” said attorney Aitan Goelman, one of the lawyers at Abused in Scouting, a cohort of law firms that represents thousands of abuse victims. ”The creditors will file their claims. All other liabilities will be extinguished.”
Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims’ lawyers say
7 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from nydailynews.com
It is good to see old stories from Baltimore. Perhaps this blast from the past belongs somewhere besides the news sub. I wonder why her race is in the headline.
The Perpetrators of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks Are Still At Large - Global Research by Jesus in politics
Almost certainly the guy who killed those people committed suicide. The case against him is very strong.
Ghost ship washes ashore in Ireland after more than a year at sea by Nemacolin in news
Abandoned by its crew, the cargo vessel made a lonely odyssey across the Atlantic, a ghost ship seemingly destined never to make port.
The 77-metre MV Alta drifted for over a year, skirting the Americas, Africa and Europe, rusting and derelict yet resolutely afloat.
Its voyage came to an end during Storm Dennis on Sunday when it ran aground near Ballycotton, a fishing village in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking the Celtic Sea. The Alta wedged itself on to rocks, apparently intact.
On Monday experts from the local council, the Irish coastguard and Ireland’s commissioner of wrecks were discussing what to do with a visitor that was drawing lots of attention.
“Cork county council is asking members of the public to stay away from the wreck location as it is situated on a dangerous and inaccessible stretch of coastline and is in an unstable condition,” the council said in a statement.
Ghost ship washes ashore in Ireland after more than a year at sea
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Mass killings in the United States, 2020. by Nemacolin in Lists
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I will post updates to this list as new reports come in.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Warns UN's Push For Mass Migration Threatens "Whole Of Humanity" by Vigte in news
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Other Zerohedge headlines:
Anti-Trump Protesters Bused Into Austin, Chicago.
China “stole Coronavirus from Canada and weaponized it into a Bioweapon.”
Is a Craigslist ad proof that counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally were “paid to make chaos”?
It’s now against the law in California to shower and do laundry on the same day.
A “newly uncovered” photograph reveals Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crying over an empty parking lot, not detained migrant children, at a protest in Texas.
“The Ukrainian government just indicted the Burisma gas company & named Hunter Biden for accepting millions of dollars from a slush fund.”
Police fear 'suicide by cop' cases - so they've stopped responding to some calls by nygal in news
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As much as I hate to reply to the bot, that is a very interesting article.
Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros by Nemacolin in news
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These people need to be banned for life.
Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across baseball over sign stealing, and take steps to ensure pitchers don’t throw at his players.
“It’s not good for the game, it’s not good for kids to see it, so I think both,” the new Houston manager said Saturday. “Stop the comments and also stop something before it happens.”
Baker spoke in response to a wave of harsh comments during spring training about the Astros’ use of video to steal signs in 2017 and 2018. Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Cody Bellinger said Friday the Astros “stole” the 2017 World Series title from them and adds that Jose Altuve did likewise with the MVP, denying the Yankees’ Aaron Judge.
Houston players, management and ownership spent the first day of camp apologizing for their actions and professing remorse. But many players and front offices around the league didn’t feel they went far enough.
Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros
9 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from apnews.com
14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death (NYC) by Nemacolin in news
A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park during a robbery in December, a crime that rattled New York City residents, authorities said Saturday.
Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night without incident, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference.
Weaver, charged with second-degree murder and robbery, is the second teenager to be charged in the attack on 18-year-old Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park.
“We are confident that we have the person in custody who stabbed her,” Shea said. “And that person will face justice in a court of law.
14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death (NYC)
Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’ by Nemacolin in news
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised throughout his 2016 campaign and since.
Evidence to the contrary came three days later. The Pentagon announced it is taking $3.8 billion approved by Congress for fighter aircraft, ships and other military programs and using the money to pay for the wall. The Defense Department took a similar step last year and may yet again. U.S. taxpayers are paying for the wall, not Mexico, as has been the case from the start.
Trump spread a variety of distortions at the rally, and still more in other venues during a week that came to be dominated by machinations involving the Justice Department. The release of his proposed budget prompted Democrats to wrongly accuse him of undermining Medicare.
Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’
Coronavirus bombshell: Chinese scientists REVEAL ‘Real Cause’ of outbreak claim by Morphos1759 in news
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I sort of doubt it. Further, so what? Now we got it. Now we have to deal with it.
American, United push back 737 MAX return amid new approval delays by Nemacolin in news
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American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) are pushing back the return of Boeing 737 MAX flights until August and September, respectively, a fresh delay that comes after sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not occur until at least April.
American is cancelling 737 MAX flights until Aug. 18 and United until Sept. 4, the two said in separate statements on Friday. The other U.S. 737 MAX operator, Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N), has extended its flight cancellations until Aug. 10.
The new timelines mean that the three carriers will be flying without the 737 MAX for the second straight U.S. summer, an issue that hit their profits during last year’s peak travel season.
Boeing’s 737 MAX was grounded worldwide last March after two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people.
The U.S. planemaker has spent months updating software believed to have played a role in both crashes, but fresh issues have surfaced, complicating regulators’ efforts to reapprove the plane.
The timing of a certification flight, a key step in the approval process, has been delayed repeatedly. The latest unofficial guidance was for the flight to happen this month, but now it is unlikely to occur while Boeing tries to resolve the new problems, sources said this week.
American, United push back 737 MAX return amid new approval delays
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This college was accredited by a DeVos-sanctioned group. We couldn’t find evidence of students or faculty. by Nemacolin in news
It's a long read, but worth your time.
This college was accredited by a DeVos-sanctioned group. We couldn’t find evidence of students or faculty.
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NASA: A 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Is Headed Our Way by Nemacolin in news
Good news for people who didn’t make Valentine’s Day plans — you won’t have long to stew. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies has confirmed that we’ve got a giant asteroid headed our way at 34,000 miles per hour. The asteroid (identified as 163373 (2002 PZ39) is around 3,250 feet in diameter, making it bigger than our planet’s largest manmade structure. NASA has deemed the rock a “potentially hazardous asteroid”.
“Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth,” NASA explained in a statement.
The reason this particular asteroid is being considered a PHA is that its orbit does occasionally align with earth’s, meaning there’s a slender chance that, someday, our paths could intertwine. If that happened, well, things would be bad.
The IBT Times says that “the initial blast would instantly kill off millions” and then “the energy from its explosion would be enough to trigger a global nuclear winter that could last for years” which would lead to “the mass extinction of different species.” So, fun times.
Fortunately, 163373 (2002 PZ39) will probably miss us by around 3.6 million miles this time around. Not exactly close, but a hair’s breadth by the standards of outer space. It’ll come closest to earth about 6am EST on Saturday morning. Have a great weekend!
NASA: A 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Is Headed Our Way
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Richest People in each State
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Georgia woman evicted after black family visits settles with landlords for $150k by Nemacolin in news
A Georgia woman evicted for inviting a black family to her house for playdates with her children will be paid $150,000 by her former landlords to settle a discrimination lawsuit.
Victoria Sutton filed the complaint in July against Patricia and Allen McCoy of Calhoun, Georgia. Sutton said the couple made racist statements and threatened to physically harm her if she contested the eviction.
“My landlord’s behavior was not just immoral, it was also illegal,” Sutton said in a statement. “I’m glad to see the McCoys are being held accountable and hope this settlement brings us one step closer to creating a more just society where people of all races can live together without fear.”
Sutton's attorney, Brian Corman, said the McCoys acknowledged they used racial slurs before evicting Sutton and apologized to her.
Georgia woman evicted after black family visits settles with landlords for $150k
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Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for allegedly lying to police about attack claims by P-38lightning in news
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A very good post. Thank you.
Conservationists discover descendants of tortoise species thought to be extinct by Nemacolin in news
While on an expedition in the Galápagos Islands, conservationists made several incredible discoveries — including finding descendants of a tortoise species believed to be extinct. In 2012, a tortoise named Lonesome George, estimated to be 100 years old, died. He was the last known member of the Chelonoidis abingdonii subspecies, which inhabited Pinta Island. On a recent journey around the Galápagos Islands, researchers from Galapagos Conservancy found a female tortoise at Isabela Island's Wolf Volcano who is a partial relative of Lonesome George. This is "a story of hope," Galapagos Conservancy President Johannah Barry told NBC News. Humans have moved tortoises from different islands, and there could be additional hybrid tortoises with Pinta Island lineage in other areas of the Galápagos. The researchers also found 18 additional females and 11 male tortoises from Wolf Volcano that are partially related to another species from Floreana Island thought to be extinct. They are now being evaluated at a breeding center. [NBC News]
Conservationists discover descendants of tortoise species thought to be extinct
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Putin rules out Russia legalising gay marriage by Nemacolin in news
Probably not, no. Thank you for asking.
How Many People Own One or More Bitcoins? by MarkoVidrih in news
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This does not seem to be news.
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No. I mean it. I know people are cruel to you.
I see. Bless you. Bless your heart.
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You seem to be typing random words. Are you OK?
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When a sufficient number of Gay people come out, people in your family, your neighborhood and your work, it become very difficult to hate them. Coming out is both the most radical and the most practical step towards liberation.
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"Commies?" Are you posting from 1964?
America's Only Five Black Billionaires
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There are 607 billionaires in the United States, and only 5 of them are black by Nemacolin in news
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1) Robert F. Smith ($5B)
2) David Steward ($3.5B)
3) Oprah Winfrey ($2.7B)
4) Michael Jordan ($1.9B)
5) Jay-Z ($1B)
There are 607 billionaires in the United States, and only 5 of them are black
11 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from businessinsider.com
Occupational licensing laws cost California $22 billion by nygal in news
I understand that Oklahoma and Texas are the worst two states for this sort of throttle on the economy.
Bombardier leaving commercial aviation by Vigte in news
Bombardier? General Aviation? I suppose this is last week's story about getting out of business jets.
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President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalize gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin.
He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of mother and father to be subverted by what he called “parent number 1” and “parent number 2”.
“As far as ‘parent number 1’ and ‘parent number 2’ goes, I’ve already spoken publicly about this and I’ll repeat it again: as long as I’m president this will not happen. There will be dad and mum,” Putin said.
During his two decades in power, Putin has closely aligned himself with the Orthodox Church and sought to distance Russia from liberal Western values, including attitudes toward homosexuality and gender fluidity.
Putin rules out Russia legalising gay marriage
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Limbaugh draws bipartisan criticism for Buttigieg remarks by Nemacolin in news
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won’t elect Pete Buttigieg president because he’s been “kissing his husband” on stage after debates.
Limbaugh’s comments came eight days after President Donald Trump awarded him the nation’s top civilian honor during the State of the Union address. Trump said Limbaugh inspires millions of people daily and thanked him for “decades of tireless devotion to our country.”
Limbaugh, a staunch Trump ally who recently announced he has advanced lung cancer, made the remarks on his nationally syndicated radio show. Buttigieg has finished in the top two in Democrats’ first two presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
“They’re saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look?‘” Limbaugh said Wednesday, imagining Democrats’ thinking. “Thirty-seven-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage, next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump.’”
Limbaugh draws bipartisan criticism for Buttigieg remarks
11 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from apnews.com
Professor won't teach the rest of the semester after calling police on black student who wouldn't move seats (Indiana) by Nemacolin in news
A Ball State University professor who called the police when a black student wouldn't switch seats will not be back to teach for the rest of the semester, the school said.
The decision by the dean of the business school, in consultation with the university provost, was made "to ensure that we provide continuity in the curriculum, eliminate any unnecessary distractions, and help our students complete the appropriate course expectations," Kathy Wolf, the university's vice president of marketing and communications, said in a statement to CNN.
The professor, Shaheen Borna, has been a member of the Ball State faculty since 1983.
In January, Borna called police after a student declined to move to a different chair during his Marketing 310 class.
The student, Sultan Benson, told CNN he arrived to class to find his usual seat was taken. Borna suggested he take an empty seat toward the back, which he did, Benson said.
When another student left about a half hour into class, Borna asked Benson to move up. Already settled, with his belongings unpacked and his laptop charging, Benson asked why he had to move. That is when Benson said things escalated.
"Either move your seat or I call the police," Benson recalled Borna saying.
Two campus police officers responded, and video of the incident shows multiple students coming to Benson's defense. Benson said he left the classroom to briefly speak with police in the hallway.
Professor won't teach the rest of the semester after calling police on black student who wouldn't move seats (Indiana)
11 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from edition.cnn.com
Ex-Dallas Officer Not Guilty Of Assault In Fatal Shooting by Nemacolin in news
A former Dallas police officer who opened fire on a 21-year-old woman driving a stolen car in January 2017 is not guilty of assault in her death, a jury decided Thursday.
Christopher Hess was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the fatal shooting of Genevive Dawes. A Dallas County jury returned the not guilty verdict after two days of deliberations. If he had been found guilty, Hess could have been sentenced to from five years to life in prison.
Hess, 42, was one of two officers who responded to a suspicious persons call the night Dawes was shot and killed. They found her and another person asleep in a car that had been reported stolen, police said. Dawes ignored commands to exit the vehicle, then reversed into a police cruiser, rammed a fence and was backing up again when the officers opened fire, police said.
Hess shot into the car a dozen times. Prosecutors argued that his actions were unreasonable. The former officer’s lawyers told the court that the shooting was justified because the car was a threat.
Ex-Dallas Officer Not Guilty Of Assault In Fatal Shooting
11 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from vosizneias.com
American College Of Pediatrics Reaches Decision: Transgenderism Of Children Is Child Abuse by Trump_WG1WGA in news
[–]Nemacolin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 11 days ago (0 children)
How many more times are you going to repost this silly misleading article?
Liberal Groups and High-Powered Lawyers Swarm Detroit to Keep Dead Voters on Rolls by Chipit in politics
[–]Nemacolin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
I can’t imagine why. You want fake votes to help the Democrats to win the close elections against the Democrats?
But of course after your silly “Emperor Roosevelt” comment and your support for the BJP, I simply do not believe anything you say.
Is California a nanny state run amuck? by nygal in news
[–]Nemacolin 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
“This is the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.”
Prosecutors have thrown out nearly 100 convictions tied to 'rogue' Chicago cop by Nemacolin in news
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
I suppose we ought to be glad the convictions were reversed. Better if they never happened.
A dozen people who had collectively served 30 years in prison had their drug convictions vacated Tuesday, marking nearly 100 overturned convictions tied to a disgraced Chicago cop.
The exonerations are the most recent in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office ongoing review of the misconduct of corrupt former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, who extorted residents and drug dealers at the Ida B. Wells housing project on the city's South Side over the course of a decade.
Since she took office in 2016, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has vacated 94 convictions involving Watts
Prosecutors have thrown out nearly 100 convictions tied to 'rogue' Chicago cop
12 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from news.yahoo.com
[–]Nemacolin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no". It is named after Ian Betteridge, a British technology journalist who wrote about it in 2009, although the principle is much older.
Florida man accused of driving van into Trump-supporters' tent reportedly smiles while entering court by dark_devil_dd in news
Just simple terrorism.
Disneyland raises ticket prices, breaking the $200-a-day mark by Nemacolin in news
Months after Disneyland opened the biggest expansion in its history, the Anaheim theme park raised ticket prices Tuesday, pushing the cost of some one-day passes above $200 for the first time. Prices of annual passes and the digital MaxPass climbed too.
Under a new five-tier pricing scheme that charges more for days when demand is highest, one-day ticket prices rose as much as 5%.
For the lowest-demand days — such as Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March — a one-day ticket to visit either Disneyland or Disney's neighboring California Adventure Park stayed unchanged at $104.
For peak days, such as most Saturdays and Sundays, the price of such a ticket rose to $154 from $149. There are also three middle-priced tiers.
Disneyland raises ticket prices, breaking the $200-a-day mark
12 days ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from sfgate.com
Andrew Yang Quits Presidential Campaign by MarkoVidrih in news
[–]Nemacolin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 13 days ago (0 children)
That took long enough.
Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone by Nemacolin in news
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 13 days ago (0 children)
The President was impeached.
I still have no idea what you are upset about.
‘The intelligence coup of the century’: For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries by DffrntDrmmr in news
[–]Nemacolin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 13 days ago (0 children)
A great story. Thanks for posting it.
Another for bypassing electoral college. This time, it's the state of former liberty lovers, now it's just NoVA democrats by jamesK_3rd in news
[–]Nemacolin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 13 days ago* (0 children)
Yeah. People get upset when they lose political power.
The rural folks messed with the urban populations for a couple of centuries or so. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Now the rural people think it is unjust to have laws passed they do not like. Funny how human nature works.