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  • Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even If Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States

    06/22/2017 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    Vice ^ | June 22, 2017 | Kimberly Lawson
    North Carolina is the one state where the law explicitly says you cannot revoke consent once it's given. A bill that would remove this "unacceptable loophole" has little traction. One May evening in 1977, Beverly Hester was sexually assaulted. According to the summary included in the North Carolina Supreme Court decision State v. Way, she testified that the perpetrator, Donnie Way, threatened to beat her if she didn't have sex with him while hanging out at a friend's apartment. When she tried to leave the bedroom, he allegedly slapped her in the face. Hester went on to tell the court...
  • CLAIM: Teacher made students stand up and apologize for their ‘white privilege’

    06/22/2017 9:36:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 22, 2017 | Dave Huber
    Allegations that a middle school teacher forced several students to stand and apologize for their “white privilege” have rocked a North Carolina school district. First reported by American Lens, during a meeting of the Rockingham County School Board last month, a woman named Farren Wilkinson made the troubling accusations against a teacher from Western Rockingham Middle School.
  • Foxconn plans U.S. display making plant for over $10 billion, scouting for location

    06/22/2017 7:44:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2017 | By Jess Macy Yu and J.R. Wu | TAIPEI
    Foxconn (2317.TW), the world's largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month. The Taiwan-based firm has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time and its CEO, Terry Gou, had previously said the company hoped to spend over $7 billion to set up a display-making plant in the country - which has no panel-making industry but is the No.2 market for televisions. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, is...
  • Gunman kidnaps family, forces them to shop at Target

    06/22/2017 5:25:25 AM PDT · by xp38 · 24 replies
    WSB TV ^ | June 21 2017 | WSOCTV.com
    DURHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a family at gunpoint and forced them to take him shopping. Durham police say on Tuesday 29-year-old Rollin Anthony Owens Jr. knocked on the door of a house in the West End neighborhood asking for money. A resident gave Rollins money, but police say he then used a gun to force the residents - a man, woman and two children - out of the house and into their vehicle. Owens allegedly made the driver take him to a convenience store, then a Target, where police...
  • Starbucks Barista Bullies Trump Supporter

    06/16/2017 5:09:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Kayla Hart dropped by the Starbucks in Charlotte, North Carolina the other day for a cup of coffee. She left with a bitter taste – and it had nothing to do with the overpriced java. Kayla happened to be wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt when she walked into the coffee shop on East Boulevard in the Dilworth neighborhood. She tells Fox 46 the cashier took one look at her t-shirt and laughed. She also noticed her order was labeled with a political message – mocking her support of the president. Instead of her name, the cashier wrote, “Build A Wall.”...
  • Starbucks customer says she was bullied for supporting Trump

    06/15/2017 12:44:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.fox46charlotte.com ^ | Updated: Jun 15 2017 09:58AM EDT | By: Brett Baldeck
    CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - On a day when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Washington are asking Americans to unite, a loyal Starbucks customer says she was targeted for supporting Donald Trump. Starbucks said they are making sure this incident won't happen again. "I don't know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee," Kayla Hart said. Hart walked in to Starbucks on East Boulevard in Dilworth on Wednesday morning, wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. Instead of being greeted with a smile, Kayla said the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a...
  • Gay Trump supporters denied entry into Charlotte Pride Parade

    06/08/2017 7:28:31 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | June 8, 2017
    A group says ‘Charlotte Pride’ is pushing them out of the Gay Pride Parade because they support President Trump. "I’m very proud of my country, proud of my president, and was once proud of my community," said Brian Talbert, who said he’s proud to be gay and proud to be a republican. ... A spokesperson for the organization said in written statement, "Charlotte Pride reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization, as is acknowledged in our parade rules and regulations by all...
  • Supreme Court throws out North Carolina redistricting ruling

    06/05/2017 9:57:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/5/17 | Lawrence Hurley
    he U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that required North Carolina to urgently redraw state legislative districts found to have been be mapped out in a way that diluted the electoral clout of black voters. The high court, with no recorded dissents, sent back the case to a three-judge federal district court panel, which had ruled in November that the state should draw new districts and hold a special election. The Supreme Court in January put that ruling on hold while it decided whether to hear the state's appeal.
  • Bill to Shut U.S. Education Department Introduced in Congress

    06/04/2017 6:28:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 76 replies
    The New American ^ | 02.08.47 | Alex Newman
    Legislation to shut down the controversial and unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education was introduced in Congress this week by Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), a leading constitutional conservative. The bill, H.R. 899, would help President Donald Trump follow through on his campaign statements suggesting a desire to abolish the department as well as the Obama-backed “Common Core” school standards. The legislation was introduced on the same day U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate.If and when the bill is passed into law, the one-sentence measure would give the powerful U.S. Education Department until the end of 2018 to wind down...
  • American Airlines Passenger Opened Door and Jumped Off Moving Plane

    05/29/2017 10:36:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 25 May 2017
    An airline passenger was arrested Thursday after he opened the plane's galley door as it was taxiing and jumped onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport, authorities said. Tun Lon Sein was seated on American Airlines Flight 5242 just before takeoff, when he suddenly stood from his seat and attempted to open the aircraft's main door before he was halted by a flight attendant, whom he then tried to bite, federal air marshals said in a criminal complaint, according to CNN. Following the struggle, Sein was able to pry the door open and escape onto the tarmac, before airport...
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • MIT Creates Solar-Powered Tax Shelter

    05/24/2017 7:35:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Last year, MIT proudly announced that it was building a solar energy plant in North Carolina that it claimed would benefit both the bay and "tar heel" states. More than half a year later, those benefits are looking ever more theoretical with each passing month. "James McLawhorn, director of the Electrical Division of the Public Staff of the N.C. Utilities Commission, monitors utility company compliance with REPS," Don Carrington reported in the Carolina Journal this month. "McLawhorn confirmed to CJ that electricity from the Summit Farms Solar project doesn’t help North Carolina meet its renewable energy goals." "Nor do counties...
  • Duke: Diversity in Divinity

    05/24/2017 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If faculty cannot bail out on and disparage diversity training, students don't stand a chance: Resistance is futile. "I exhort you not to attend this training," Paul Griffiths, then a professor at the Duke Divinity School urged his colleagues via the campus e-mail. "Don't lay waste your time by doing so." "It'll be, I predict with confidence, intellectually flaccid: there'll be bromides, clichés, and amen-corner rah-rahs in plenty. When (if) it gets beyond that, its illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies will show. Events of this sort are definitively anti-intellectual. (Re)trainings of intellectuals by bureaucrats and apparatchiks have a long and...
  • You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use -- Even In A 'Stand Your Ground' State

    05/21/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 21, 2017 | George Leef
    Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons when they are threatened. More than a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that in Beard v. United States, where the first Justice Harlan wrote that the defendant, who had been convicted of manslaughter for killing a man in a violent dispute, was not obliged to retreat, not to consider whether he could safely retreat, but was entitled to stand his ground, and meet any attack...
  • At 3 a.m., NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats’ districts

    05/13/2017 8:25:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 5/13/17 | By Colin Campbell
    N.C. Senate Republicans were visibly upset with Democrats for prolonging the budget debate with amendments during an after-midnight session Friday morning. As the clock approached 1 a.m., Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue was summoned to the front of the chamber to talk privately with Senate leader Phil Berger. The Senate had rejected five amendments from Democrats to fund their spending priorities, but each time one proposal was shot down, another one was filed. Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon abruptly called for a recess, stopping the proceedings for nearly two hours. GOP leaders headed to a conference room with legislative budget...
  • See Ya: Aetna To Completely Withdraw From Obamacare Markets Next Year

    05/11/2017 6:46:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/10/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Guy has written extensively on the death spiral of Obamacare. From rising premiums, loss of insurance, and health care companies feeling the financial squeeze, President Obama’s health care overhaul is crumbling. In North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is the state’s largest insurer that offers Obamacare plans to all of its 100 counties, says the financial losses have been immense. CEO Brad Wilson told The News and Observer in February of 2016: “In year one [2014], five percent of our ACA customers consumed $830 million in health care costs. That’s how much money went out of our door to...
  • Duke Professor is Reprimanded and Resigns After Criticizing ‘Racial Equity Training’

    05/10/2017 10:23:17 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/9/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A Duke University theology professor resigned this week following disciplinary action taken against him by the school. This, after the professor had excoriated diversity training sessions suggested by the university as “intellectually flaccid.”
  • 'Resistance' Researcher Gets $43,576 From NIH

    05/10/2017 7:55:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 10, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health on the "health status of gender minorities" is costing taxpayers over $40,000. . . . The study will use data from a behavioral health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014. Specific aims of the study include comparing the health status of different transgender subpopulations. . . . Ethan Cicero, a post-doctoral student at Duke University, received the grant. Cicero describes his employer as "The Resistance" on his now-private Facebook account. Cicero's cover photo on the social media platform reads "Resist 45," in reference to...
  • Bond denied for Charlotte teen held by immigration agents

    05/07/2017 4:22:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    WCNC.com ^ | 11:34 PM. EST March 11, 2017 | Rad Berky , WCNC
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte high school student will continue to be held behind bars while he awaits a federal deportation hearing. Gus Zamudio who is a senior at Charlotte's Northwest School of the Arts was denied bond by an immigration judge at a hearing at the Stewart Detention Center where he is being held in Lumpkin, Georgia. The 18-year old Zamudio, who came to this country from Mexico illegally with his parents, was picked up by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged him with stealing $2,900 dollars from a Harris Teeter store where he...
  • NC House Just Passed HB 330 – Allowing Drivers To Legally Hit Protesters Who Block Roads

    05/04/2017 8:42:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 103 replies
    A new bill has just passed the NC House that would allow North Carolina drivers to legally hit protesters who are blocking the road without being sued, as long as they “exercise due care.” North Carolina House Bill 330 was passed by a 67-48 vote. It was introduced by Republican Justin Burr and “provides that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune for civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a demonstration or protest and blocking traffic.” “As we’ve seen, time and time again, as folks run out in...