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  • When child sex isn't rape: French to set age of consent

    11/14/2017 4:12:26 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 34 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | November 14, 2017
    PARIS (AP) — Is a 13-year-old girl old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That's a question France is asking itself as the government prepares to set a legal age for sexual consent for the first time. Twice in recent weeks, French courts refused to prosecute grown men for rape after they had sex with 11-year-olds because authorities couldn't prove coercion. Amid public horror, the government is drafting a bill to say sex with children under a certain age is by definition coercive.
  • Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine

    10/10/2017 4:34:54 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 93 replies
    NY Times (via Drudge) ^ | Oct 9,2017 | HEATHER MURPHY
    ...Few seemed concerned. So to call attention to the privacy risks, he decided to show that it was possible to use facial recognition analysis to detect something intimate, something “people should have full rights to keep private.” After considering atheism, he settled on sexual orientation. ... Presented with photos of gay men and straight men, a computer program was able to determine which of the two was gay with 81 percent accuracy, according to Dr. Kosinski and co-author Yilun Wang’s paper. The backlash has been fierce.
  • Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran (TR)

    09/30/2017 12:29:49 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2017 | Claire Heffron
    Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang. According to sources in the region, officials have been warning neighbourhoods and mosques that ethnic minority Muslim families are being forced to hand in religious items including the Koran and prayer mats. They face severe punishment if they are discovered.
  • Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs

    08/03/2017 6:41:59 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 52 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | Jessica Elgot
    Ken Livingstone, a former mayor of London, has blamed the turmoil in Venezuela on Hugo Chávez’s unwillingness to execute “oligarchs” after he came to power. ... “One of the things that Chávez did when he came to power, he didn’t kill all the oligarchs. There was about 200 families who controlled about 80% of the wealth in Venezuela,” Livingstone told Talk Radio. “He allowed them to live, to carry on. I suspect a lot of them are using their power and control over imports and exports to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro.”
  • Arab man says he murdered Jewish girlfriend to ‘free Palestinian prisoners’

    08/02/2017 6:05:44 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 35 replies
    Jerusalem Post (via Drudge) ^ | Aug 2, 2017 | Daniel K. Eisenbud
    The body of a missing Jewish woman from the Binyamin District of the West Bank was found by police last week after her Arab boyfriend confessed to strangling her and bashing her head with rocks in Holon to “release Palestinian prisoners.” Police first received a report that Michal Halimi, 29, who was pregnant and married to another man, was missing at the end of May and launched an investigation to find her. A gag order, lifted Wednesday, was implemented for the duration of the search.
  • Tennessee county inmates get reduced jail time for getting a vasectomy

    07/22/2017 12:49:23 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2017 | Amanda Jackson
    (CNN)Yes, you read that right. Inmates in White County, Tennessee, can shave 30 days off their jail sentence if they undergo an elective birth control procedure. Both male and female inmates can volunteer for the new program. Women receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm, which provides up to three years of continuous birth control. Men undergo a vasectomy. The procedures are free and conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health.
  • MILO: Barnes and Noble Not Selling ‘Dangerous’ Is ‘Almost Certainly Political’

    07/21/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared alongside Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss the success of MILO’s new book and the state of the American left. ... “Not to give too much praise to old school Republicans, but I used to laugh slightly when conservatives in America would say how difficult it was to get a book off the ground or to have a successful media career as a Republican or as a conservative,” he continued. “Launching this book I’ve realised they were right, and I think the left hates me...
  • Idaho boy injured, family dog killed by government 'cyanide bomb'

    03/18/2017 5:56:03 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 61 replies
    Yahoo news, via Drudge ^ | March 17, 2017 | Reuters
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A "cyanide bomb" planted by U.S. predator-control agents targeting coyotes near homes and hiking trails in Idaho exploded when a boy handled the device, injuring him and killing his dog, authorities and relatives said on Friday. Canyon Mansfield, 14, was playing with his yellow Labrador retriever, Casey, on Thursday afternoon near his home east of Pocatello when he saw what he thought was a sprinkler head on the ground and touched the device, causing it to detonate. The explosion sprayed the boy and his 3-year-old, 90-pound (40 kg) pet with toxic cyanide gas, according to the...
  • Live coverage: Trump Press Conference

    02/16/2017 9:53:51 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 447 replies
    Youtube Livestream ^ | 2/16/2017 | White House
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVVTb3nZssQ
  • (Trump Tweet) I will be having a general news conference on Jan 11 in N.Y.C.

    01/03/2017 4:41:02 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/3/2017 | Trump
    Trump tweets Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump I will be having a general news conference on JANUARY ELEVENTH in N.Y.C. Thank Ypu
  • ‘Sometimes the Crazies Bite’: CNN Shows Undercover Video of Democrats Plotting Trump Protests

    10/19/2016 5:52:07 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 66 replies
    CNN via Youtube ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | CNN via Youtube
    CNN's Anderson Cooper covered O'Keefe's video, giving 8:32 to the story
  • Obama decries 'wild west' media landscape

    10/14/2016 3:18:08 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 79 replies
    Yahoo News (via Drudge) ^ | October 13, 2016 | AFP
    Pittsburgh (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday decried America's "wild, wild west" media environment for allowing conspiracy theorists a broad platform and destroying a common basis for debate. Recalling past days when three television channels delivered fact-based news that most people trusted, Obama said democracy require citizens to be able to sift through lies and distortions. "We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to," Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh. "There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort...
  • All-Russian training for civil defense will be held from 4 to 7 October

    10/04/2016 10:51:49 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 40 replies
    Moscow. 2 October. INTERFAX.RU - All-Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will hold a training session for civil defense, which will cover more than 40 million people, according to "Interfax" the director of the Civil Defence Department of the Ministry Oleg Manuilov. "Training will be held from October 4 to 7 will be attended by more than 40 million people, more than 200 thousand professionals rescue units, 50 thousand pieces of equipment..." - He said. federal agencies are involved in the executive, heads of regions, local authorities and organizations. Also working out of civil defense will involve abnormal emergency rescue teams. During...
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll (T: 45.4, C: 43)

    09/22/2016 3:42:54 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 69 replies
    cesrusc.org ^ | 9/21/16
    see chart at site
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll (T: 47.1, C: 41.7)

    09/20/2016 4:21:00 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 73 replies
    see link
  • How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

    08/18/2016 9:02:21 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 131 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 8/18/2016 | Joel Stein
    They’re turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even worse.
  • Hackers show how they tricked a Tesla into hitting objects in its path

    08/09/2016 12:49:59 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Paul Szoldra
    LAS VEGAS — A group of researchers presenting at last week's Def Con hacker conference showed how they were able to overwhelm or deceive Tesla's sophisticated sensors to make a car hit an object it would normally detect in its path. "Normally the car will not move. However, when we jam the sensor it moves," Chen Yan said in a talk on Friday while playing a demo video of a Tesla Model S attack. "It hit me," he added, to audience laughter.
  • Edwards Police Chief adds 'All Lives Matter' to police car bumpers

    08/02/2016 1:53:44 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 8 replies
    MS News Now (via Drudge) ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Waverly McCarthy
    EDWARDS, MS (Mississippi News Now) - In light of recent tragedies across the nation, one local police chief has done something to try and bring the community together. Edwards Police Chief Torrence Mayfield used his own money to put "All Lives Matter" on the bumper of Edwards' police cars. Chief Mayfield and the Mayor of Edwards Marcus Wallace used their own money to update the cars with this slogan.
  • Why This Republican Created a PAC to Help Elect Hillary Clinton

    06/09/2016 9:44:33 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 36 replies
    Time.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Charlotte Alter
    Why This Republican Created a PAC to Help Elect Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton hadn’t even clinched the Democratic nomination when Craig Snyder, a longtime Republican, filed the paperwork to create a PAC to help get her elected. Snyder filed Federal Election Commission paperwork on Friday to create Republicans for Hillary 2016, an organization aimed at convincing Republicans to choose the former Secretary of State over presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in November.
  • Far-right parties winning over some Jewish voters, top rabbi warns

    06/01/2016 5:17:24 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 31, 2016 | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Far-right parties in some European countries are winning over Jewish voters by exploiting fears about militant Islamists and mainstream parties must do much more to address Europeans' security concerns, a Jewish leader said on Tuesday. Boosted by Europe's migrant crisis, Norbert Hofer of Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party only narrowly lost the country's presidential election on May 22. He would have been the first far-right head of state in the European Union. "I understand that, most probably, a not insignificant part of the (Jewish) community here voted for Hofer for the presidency," the head of the Conference of...