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  • Canadian man lynched over shaman's death in Peru

    04/24/2018 6:34:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2018
    LIMA, Peru -- A 41-year-old Canadian who traveled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was killed by a mob in a remote corner of the Amazon rain forest after people blamed him for the slaying of an elderly shaman, authorities said Sunday. Peru's attorney general's office said Sebastian Woodroffe was dragged by the neck shortly after the killing of Olivia Arevalo, an octogenarian plant healer from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of northeastern Peru.
  • State comes out with new LGBTQ curriculum (Massachusetts)

    04/23/2018 6:02:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2018 | Kathleen McKiernan
    Bay State schools will be able to try a new curriculum with LGBTQ-themed history, English and health this fall that proponents say is an effort to help all students see themselves reflected in classrooms. The curriculum, developed by a team of teachers with Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, will be released this summer. It will feature lessons on the 1969 Stonewall Riots and writings by gay and lesbian authors such as Langston Hughes and Willa Cather. It will also feature lessons like how Nick Carraway’s love for Jay Gatsby may have...
  • Thunder give in to misplaced outrage at announcer

    04/23/2018 7:49:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2018 | Phil Mushnick
    Common sense is the complete stranger from whom we’ve grown apart. This week, perhaps the same as you, I learned something I never before considered, let alone gave a first thought: The expression “cotton pickin’" — as in “wait a cotton pickin’ minute” — is racially insensitive, if not a free-standing racist expression. Having never before considered that, it makes sense as black slaves served as America’s cotton pickers. I don’t recall ever speaking or writing the expression, but I’m now sensitive to the good idea that I never should.
  • Wynn Resorts Adds Three Women to Board, Bringing It to 11 Members

    04/21/2018 7:18:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Chris Kirkham and Maria Armental
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN 0.45% added three women to its board as the company continues to manage the fallout from sexual-misconduct allegations against former Chief Executive Steve Wynn. Disclosed on Wednesday, the move came a day after the casino operator’s largest shareholder, Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine Wynn, demanded the board overhaul its membership to comprise mostly new directors. The new independent directors are Betsy Atkins, Dee Dee Myers and Wendy Webb, bringing the board’s current composition to four women and seven men. The company said the board approved the new directors at a meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • Teaching hospitals pledge to hire, treat more minorities (Boston)

    04/18/2018 5:52:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2018 | Liz Kowalczyk
    Two of Boston’s top teaching hospitals said they are expanding efforts to hire more black and Latino doctors, and to ensure their facilities are welcoming to minorities they treat — an attempt to address two longstanding issues in the health care industry. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, plans to hire a new leader for diversity programs and to require all faculty and administrative leaders to complete a bias awareness workshop, and has set diversity goals in its 2018 strategic plan.
  • Social media mutes conservatives

    04/10/2018 7:51:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2018 | Adriana Cohen
    Imagine the horror if the post office took letters you sent and instead of delivering them, secretly threw them in the trash. That’s what I strongly suspect is happening on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and others — run by activist liberals — who appear to be discriminating against conservatives. It’s called “shadow banning” or “stealth banning” where users’ posts are blocked from appearing in followers’ news feeds. I fear this type of deceptive censorship is happening to me, as well as scores of other conservatives throughout the country — including Prager University, an educational company whose ads promoting...
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development

    04/06/2018 4:49:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2018 | Joel Rubin
    Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday. Three men belonging to the Big Hazard gang will plead guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from the 2014 attack, according to written plea agreements. In exchange for the confessions, prosecutors for U.S. Atty. Nicola T. Hanna agreed to seek some leniency for the men when they are sentenced. Each faces more than 30 years in federal prison.
  • Rosenberg's ex indicted on sex assault charges (Mass.)

    03/29/2018 9:35:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | Joe Dwinell
    Bryon Hefner, the estranged husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, has been indicted on charges of sexual assault, criminal lewdness and distributing nude photos without consent, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today. Hefner is due in Suffolk Superior Court April 24 on the 10 felony counts.
  • Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

    03/28/2018 10:41:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | March 28, 2018 | Morgan Winsor
    Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The sightings occurred within minutes of each other on the afternoon of Feb. 24, some 40,000 feet above southern Arizona near the New Mexico border. ABC News obtained the audio recording of the conversation between the pilots and the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center, released by the FAA.
  • Red Indian ice cream at Jonesville business called 'blatantly racist'

    03/27/2018 7:53:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | March 26, 2018 | Danielle Salisbury
    JONESVILLE, MI - A Red Indian ice cream flavor, marketed specially last week at a Jonesville restaurant, has roiled some and sparked a slew of sometimes vicious social media remarks. "If you look at all the major Native organizations, using redskin to describe Indians is frowned upon at the very least, and it is considered blatantly racist and hurtful," Natasha Crall of Hillsdale said on Saturday.
  • One chef’s social experiment: Charge minorities $12, white people $30.

    03/22/2018 5:15:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Maura Judkis
    If they’re a person of color, they pay $12. If they’re white, he’ll tell them they can either pay $12, or they can pay $30 — two and a half times the base price, which reflects the wealth disparity in New Orleans. He tells them the profits will be redistributed to people of color, but not as charity — just to any minority customers of his who want it, regardless of their income or circumstance. “When I tell black folks what’s happening, 90 percent of them start laughing, like, ‘For real?’ They’re tickled,” he said. “White folks, there’s this blank...
  • Lawmaker Wants ‘General Hooker’ Sign Removed From State House (Mass.)

    03/21/2018 8:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts lawmaker wants the “General Hooker Entrance” sign removed from the State House because she calls it a double entendre “misrepresented as respect for a long-dead general.” Michelle DuBois – a state representative from Brockton, West Bridgewater, and East Bridgewater – tweeted a picture of the sign on Wednesday, saying “#MeToo it’s not all about rape & harassment but also women’s dignity
  • USS Lexington discovered by billionaire Paul Allen's crew 76 years after WWII sinking

    03/06/2018 6:07:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Frank Miles
    Billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner, has made another huge nautical find: the USS Lexington, which was lost at the Battle of Coral Sea 76 years ago. The fleet aircraft carrier, the first to be sunk by opposing carrier aircraft in World War II, was found near Australia below Coral Sea in a remarkably well-preserved condition, news.com.au reported.
  • Labor department could change how tips are handed out

    03/05/2018 6:34:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2018 | Gregory Bresiger
    “Servers, and in particular women, can receive larger tips if they touch their customers, call customers by name, smile, crouch next to the table and engage in other similar behaviors. This puts workers who depend on tips in a difficult position when faced with inappropriate customer behavior,” ROC wrote. Chaisson called ROC “the Scientology” of the restaurant industry and supports the government proposal. “It is a pragmatic and sensible plan,” he said. The Trump administration’s pending policy change would reverse an Obama administration rule, which holds that tips are the exclusive property of waiters.
  • Ex-ESPN host files explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

    03/05/2018 5:54:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Greg Joyce and Mark W. Sanchez
    Adrienne Lawrence dropped the hammer on ESPN on Sunday, filing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Worldwide Leader for incidents dating back to 2015. The former ESPN anchor and legal analyst is accusing the company of not addressing her complaints, specifically against “SportsCenter” host John Buccigross, but many are accused of varying degrees of harassment in the suit. Lawrence’s allegations first became public in a December Boston Globe story, in which she claimed Buccigross called her “dollface,” “#dreamgirl,” and “#longlegs” in text messages sent in 2016 along with unsolicited shirtless photos.
  • Mother of 2 killed by nanny yells that defendant is "evil"

    03/03/2018 7:49:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | March 2, 2018
    NEW YORK - The mother of two children slaughtered by the family's nanny yelled that the defendant is "evil" as she left court. Marina Krim shouted at Yoselyn Ortega on Friday after grueling testimony about discovering her children dead in their Manhattan apartment on Oct. 25, 2012. "You're evil and you like this!" she said as she concluded her testimony, according to CBS New York. "You're getting pleasure!"
  • Local store owner bans Republican customers, says they’re ‘evil’

    03/01/2018 8:11:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    WHDH (Massachusetts) ^ | Febr. 28, 2018
    DERRY, NH (WHDH) - Have an old iPhone that needs to be fixed? If you’re a Republican, The Used Apple Store in Derry, New Hampshire, says look elsewhere. “We feel that they’re the greatest threat currently in the world,” said Billy Williams, the store owner.
  • Hamburg supermarket attack: Ahmad Alhaw sentenced to life

    03/01/2018 6:40:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    A failed asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack at a Hamburg supermarket last July. The Palestinian attacker, Ahmad Alhaw, killed a 50-year-old man and seriously wounded six other people. Alhaw shouted Islamist slogans as he lashed out. He was pursued and held down in the street by men from the German-Turkish community.
  • Huge Find: Very First 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ever Made

    03/01/2018 6:00:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    How did Kevin and his business partner (and cousin) Don Emery score this very special Trans Am? It all started with an ad that is featured in every Ames catalog and on its website: "Wanted: Low Mileage Low Production Cars." One day Kevin received a call from a Don Larsen of Victorville, California. Don mentioned that he had a car that Ames might be interested in and said it was possibly the first production 1969 Trans Am ever built. "Don was thinking retirement and figured it was time to sell the TA," says Kevin. That's a pretty bold claim to...