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  • #RapeHoax posters plastered around Columbia University in backlash against alleged rape victim

    05/22/2015 3:21:22 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael E. Miller
    Hours after the graduation ceremony, posters featuring a photo of Sulkowicz alongside the words “pretty little liar” and the Twitter hashtag #RapeHoax appeared around Columbia’s campus. The large black and white posters were plastered on subway signs and on boarded up buildings, street lights and newspaper kiosks. It’s unclear who is behind the #RapeHoax campaign, but the same people also appear to have started a “Fake Rape” account on Twitter and Flickr (the Flickr account has since been taken down). Neither Sulkowicz nor the unnamed individuals behind the #RapeHoax campaign immediately returned requests for comment made late Thursday night. As...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 May 2015

    05/21/2015 5:57:37 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 123 replies
    May 21, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • Columbia mattress girl looking to cash in on art project

    05/20/2015 2:10:47 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2015 | 11:22 am | Ashe Schow
    Emma Sulkowicz, known for carrying a mattress around campus for what she claims is a protest of Columbia University's failure to punish her rapist, is hoping to cash in on her alleged art project. Sulkowicz told the New York Times after her graduation on Tuesday — where she carried her mattress across the stage — that she would sell the mattress if offered. "If some sort of museum wants to buy it, then I'm open to that," she said, "but I'm not going to just throw it away." Sulkowicz has for the past year carried her mattress around for course...
  • As Another Accusation Bites the Dust, Columbia Rape Saga Takes New Turn

    05/20/2015 9:47:08 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | May 20, 2015 | Cathy Young
    Now, I have learned that after a hearing in late April, Nungesser was found "not responsible" in this latest case—altogether, the fourth time he has been cleared of a sexual assault charge at Columbia. When Sulkowicz first went public a year ago, the fact that her alleged attacker was still on campus and had never been subjected to any formal sanctions despite being accused of sexual assault by three different women helped fuel the outrage. Yet the latest investigation strongly supports Nungesser's claim, made in media interviews and in his lawsuit, that the multiple complaints were not independent of each...
  • Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

    Student activist Emma Sulkowicz made headlines last fall, pledging to carry her mattress around Columbia University’s campus until the administration expelled her alleged rapist, Paul Nungesser. That didn’t happen. Tuesday, both students were scheduled to graduate. So Sulkowicz, with the help of her friends, carried her mattress in the processional, continuing her protest. According to The Columbia Daily Spectator, the school’s administration emailed seniors on Monday saying, “Graduates should not bring into the ceremonial area large objects which could interfere with the proceedings or create discomfort to others in close, crowded spaces shared by thousands of people.” Sulkowicz disregarded this...
  • News Agencies Clarify: Pope Only Said Abbas 'A Bit' of an Angel

    05/19/2015 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 5/19/15 | Ari Soffer
    Leading news services AP and Reuters have issued corrections to reports last Saturday claiming that Pope Francis called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an "angel of peace." That translation of the Pope's comments was republished by numerous international news outlets, including Arutz Sheva. But after initial doubts as to the accuracy of the translation ensued, several Italian-language experts confirmed to Arutz Sheva that Francis actually told Abbas that he "may" or "could" be an "angel of peace," in an attempt to persuade him to return to peace talks with Israel. Now the mis-translation has finally been acknowledged, at least partially,...
  • Utah s new custody law aimed at giving both parents equal responsibility

    05/18/2015 9:51:19 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 29 replies
    KCSG ^ | 05/18/15 | Nancy Rigdon
    A new law which went into effect this week encourages the state courts to award equal child custody following divorce or separation. House Bill 35, sponsored by Representative V. Lowry Snow of St. George, combats the outdated family court tradition of awarding sole custody to one parent - usually the mother - about 80 percent of the time. The bill creates amendments for an optional parent-time schedule of 145 overnights, sets holiday schedules and provides for specific elections by the noncustodial parent. The National Parents Organization applauds Utah for being one of the first states int he nation to pass...
  • Court dismisses lawsuit alleging Emerson mishandled rape case

    05/15/2015 6:18:11 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo
    The Berkeley Beacon ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ryan Catalani and Dina Kleiner
    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Emerson filed by Jillian Doherty, a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case, and gave her until May 28 to refile her complaint. The judge, Leo T. Sorokin, agreed with the college’s argument that Doherty’s lawsuit does not include sufficient facts for a legal claim. Doherty, 22, said she does intend to edit and resubmit her complaint. “I deserve to be heard and I deserve to be paid for damages and severe emotional distress, among many other claims we will again make,” she wrote in statement to the...
  • 2 arrested in murder of 90-year-old farmer

    05/12/2015 5:55:20 PM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Earl Olander. The 90-year-old was found dead, bound and beaten inside his home on April 11. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said Tuesday that deputies received a tip that property stolen from Olander's residence had been recovered. Recovery of the stolen property led to the arrest of two adult males
  • Horror injuries of man, 61, after near fatal attack by pack of FIFTY teens

    A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult for his role in beating a 61-year-old alongside a group of approximately 50 other teens in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 22. Richard Fletcher was brutally beaten by the teens after he went outside to ask two girls who were fighting on top of his truck to move along and continue their dispute elsewhere. The mob of teens began to hit and kick Fletcher until he fell to the ground, but the attack didn't end. After the beating last month, Fletcher was left with broken eye sockets, a broken nose, broken ribs...
  • Top 3 Needs For Happy Life — Fascinating Changes Since 1938

    05/08/2015 1:53:49 PM PDT · by MNDude · 14 replies
    How beliefs about what makes us happy have changed in the last 80 years. Eighty years ago the top three things people thought were most important for happiness were security, knowledge and religion. By 2014 only security was still in the top three, and the other two spots had changed to good humour and leisure. Meanwhile religion had dropped to tenth, and last place. The results come from two surveys carried out almost 80 years apart.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 8 May 2015

    05/07/2015 5:57:47 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    May 7, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • (D'Rat) Berkowitz headed to victory over Demboski in runoff race for (Anchorage) mayor

    05/06/2015 12:39:59 AM PDT · by balch3 · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Devin Kelly
    Ethan Berkowitz headed to victory with a big lead over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 93 percent of the vote counted, Berkowitz had nearly 60 percent of the vote to Demboski’s 41 percent, a margin that was insurmountable. Berkowitz had held a commanding lead over Demboski throughout the counting Tuesday night. As his margin over Demboski held strong, Berkowitz stood on a chair at his campaign party in a downtown restaurant to wild applause and waving signs. He asked his supporters’s to continue to help after the night’s celebration to work on unifying...
  • Avengers director Joss Whedon quits Twitter

    05/05/2015 11:53:09 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | May 5 , 2015 | BBC
    Director Joss Whedon has deleted his Twitter account, following criticism of his latest film, Age of Ultron. Its portrayal of female characters such as assassin Black Widow by Scarlett Johannsson had been called sexist. Comic-book fans had also criticised Marvel's Avengers superhero film's plot, on the social network. Immediately prior to deleting his account, Whedon tweeted: "Thank you to all the people who've been so kind and funny and inspiring up in here".
  • Mediaite Columnist Joe Concha Now Hosting Newsmax TV Primetime Show

    05/02/2015 10:26:13 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    In case you weren’t already aware: Mediaite contributing columnist Joe Concha has been hosting a brand-new show for Newsmax TV, called The Daily Wrap. This week we were pleased to hear that the show has been given a weeknight primetime slot of 7:00 p.m. ET. The show is a one-hour panel setting, featuring Concha–who has appeared many times as a pundit on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox Business– as the main host alongside a left-leaning co-host, Rick Ungar, a Democratic consultant and Sirius XM radio host. The pair are joined nightly by two other panelists, typically including attorney Heather...
  • Those stories that Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal injury are totally bogus

    04/30/2015 5:40:44 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30 at 2:44 AM | Michael E. Miller
    “We have no information or evidence at this point to indicate that there is a prior pre-existing spinal injury,” said Jason Downs, an attorney representing one of Gray’s relatives, told the Sun. “It’s a rumor.” And yet that rumor might have caused real damage in a country already polarized on the subject of race and the police. The story quickly spread to several other Web sites, such as Free Republic and the Conservative Tree House, which called Gray’s supposedly pre-existing injury “a potential game changing discovery. A site called New York City Guns ran the headline “Dead Baltimore Drug Dealer...
  • Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight

    04/29/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    This time, Brian Williams may not be exaggerating. Talks between the exiled anchor and NBCUniversal have recently become tense — with the 55-year-old newsman saying he will not have his “NBC Nightly News” job taken away without a battle, The Post has learned. “Brian is saying he’s not going down without a fight and [is] threatening to make it really ugly — worse than Ann Curry,” a source close to NBC told The Post. [Snip] Without a doubt, there is an increasing urgency within NBCUniversal management ranks to bring the prickly situation to an end. [Snip] As talks between Williams...
  • Retired generals: Be afraid of ISIS

    04/27/2015 7:08:21 AM PDT · by MNDude · 15 replies
    Be afraid -- be very afraid. This is the warning the world deserves to hear. Because the leader of the free world refuses to look with clear eyes at the chief security challenges of the 21st century: the fruits of radical Islam. The results of the Obama White House's innovative efforts to make the world a better place can be accounted for in the ever-growing numbers of victims of radical Islam in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Not to mention here in the United States, Canada and Europe. Is it not a tragic irony that the Arab...
  • NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times (MASSIVE internal investigation)

    04/25/2015 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/25/15 | Paul Farhi
    A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe. NBC undertook the examination of Williams’ statement after he apologized in early February for saying on “NBC Nightly News” that a military helicopter in which he was traveling at the start of the Iraq War had been damaged by rocket fire. His account was challenged by soldiers who were on the flight, leading to a furor that prompted NBC to suspend Williams for six...
  • Jamies Winston's Lawyer Calls Sex Assault Suit a 'Stunt'

    04/17/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2015 | Gary Fineout
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt." David Cornwell said in written a statement Friday the lawsuit by former Florida State student Erica Kinsman was expected. He said her accusations have been rejected by police and Florida State. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, two weeks before the NFL draft where Winston could be the No. 1 pick. "Ms. Kinsman's false accusations have already been exposed and rejected six times. This time will...
  • Urgent Prayers for Christians in Iraq

    04/16/2015 7:03:00 PM PDT · by MNDude · 15 replies
    Just got this notice from a church leader I've been following on Facebook: The crisis in Iraq has got worse than ever. Scores have been murdered, (behead, raped, homes and churches destroyed we always think it can't get worse and it does. Dr Sarah is in Erbil and her stories today are just too awful to tell. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From A Trusted Sorce The islamist group (ISIS) just took over Quaragosh, the biggest Christian city in Iraq. There are hundreds of men, women and children that are being beheaded. The people are asking for prayers to be made on their behalf...
  • Student accused in sex assault sues SDSU (San Diego State University)

    04/14/2015 12:23:26 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 11 replies
    Union-Tribune San Diego ^ | Apr 14, 2015 | Gary Warth
    A student on suspension from San Diego State University has sued the school over the way it is handling an investigation against him for sexual misconduct. Attorney Domenic Lombardo, who is representing student Francisco Sousa, said his clients has been denied due process and is not even sure about the specifics of the accusations against him. Sousa, an international transfer student from Portugal, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with false imprisonment and forcible oral copulation of a female SDSU student. The charges were later dropped, but he remains suspended and has since enrolled in another school. Lombardo filed a...
  • Rubio: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know)Presidential Candidate

    04/13/2015 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-13-15 | ERIN DOOLEY
    "Meet Marco Rubio: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About the Prospective 2016 Presidential Candidate"
  • 65-Year-Old Mom Pregnant With Quadruplets: Amazingly Beautiful Or Extremely Egotistical?

    04/12/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A 65 year old German lady has told German newspaper Bild that she’s expecting quadruplets. This news story is the talk of the day in Europe. There are those who believe it’s a reason to celebrate, while others have a slightly different opinion. See for instance this tweet from a Dutch Twitter-user: Translation: “A women of 65 years old pregnant with quadruplets. This is loathsome. Incredibly egotistical.” Her argument is that the mother is a) too old to take care of one new baby let alone four, and b) that she’s basically nearing the end of her life thereby making...
  • Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security

    04/10/2015 10:47:23 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10 at 6:00 AM | Josh Hicks
    Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors. The Social Security Administration’s inspector general questioned the policy this month in light of the fact that Spanish is the predominant language in the U.S. territory. Under Social Security regulations, individuals are considered less employable in the United States if they can’t speak English, regardless of their work experience or level of education.
  • Dash cam video shows the moments before South Carolina police shooting

    04/10/2015 12:46:41 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu April 9, 2015 | Ashley Fantz and Holly Yan
    Authorities in South Carolina have released dash cam video in connection with the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, but the footage does not show the actual shooting. Video from the patrol car of North Charleston's Michael Slager shows an initial traffic stop and early interactions between the officer and Scott. Slager approaches Scott's vehicle. The two men speak. Scott tells the officer he does not have insurance and is in the process of purchasing the vehicle. Slager then returns to his patrol car. Scott exits his vehicle, briefly, and Slager tells him to stay in the car. Scott then gets...
  • Judge strikes sex claims against Dershowitz, others

    04/07/2015 5:04:14 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2015 | Ray Sanchez
    Liberals would argue that this judge "blamed the Victim." This is the second blow dealt to radfems who automatically believe rape accusations recently. See UVA hoax.
  • Pico Rivera Chuck E. Cheese Shooters Sentenced

    NORWALK (CNS) - Two brothers pleaded no contest today to assault with a firearm in connection with a shootout outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Pico Rivera, in which several bullets struck the restaurant but no one was injured. Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza immediately sentenced Jimmy Ortiz, 31, and Jesse Ortiz, 34, of Pico Rivera, to two years in state prison following their pleas, according to Deputy District Attorney Brock Lunsford.
  • Sexually Assaulted at UVA

    04/04/2015 11:46:27 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 4, 2015 | JENNY WILKINSON
    IN 1997, I was sexually assaulted by a fellow student at the University of Virginia. At a closed hearing, the university’s committee on sexual assault found him responsible. His punishment? A letter in his file. It’s not clear how many women have won their cases through the university’s system since they were first allowed to enroll as undergraduates in 1970. I am one of the women who won, but winning wasn’t really winning, was it? The hearing on my case took place in March 1998, two months after a criminal trial that ended in disappointment and frustration for me when...
  • Arkansas, Indiana enact fixes to 'anti-gay' law

    04/03/2015 7:54:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Calgary Sun ^ | 04/03/2015
    Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, a consultant of the National Rifle Association, discusses the findings and recommendations of the National School Shield Program at the National Press Club in Washington in this April 2, 2013, file photo. Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson rejected a religion bill he had said he would sign into law, reversing course after a firestorm of criticism assailing such legislation as discriminating against gays and lesbians, on April 1, 2015. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Indiana and Arkansas revised on Thursday new religious freedom acts that had drawn criticism from rights groups and U.S. companies that assailed them...
  • Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies

    ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88. Schuller died early Thursday at a care facility in Artesia, daughter Carol Schuller Milner said. He was diagnosed with terminal esophageal cancer in 2013. Schuller, who preached in a flowing purple robe and outsized aviator glasses, led an evangelical Protestant ministry that was a product of modern technology. He and his late wife, Arvella,...
  • Arkansas Governor’s Son Thrust Into Spotlight Over Religious Freedom Bill (barf alert)

    details have started to fade, but Seth Hutchinson, a son of Gov. Hutchinson of Arkansas, remembers the arrest in the 1990s of a teacher who was gay. “He was not out,” Seth Hutchinson recounted on Wednesday. “And he was arrested in a park — I think the official charge was attempting to loiter — and it was obvious he was there because he couldn’t be out and keep his job.” Mr. Hutchinson said the episode was a formative experience in the political journey that has frequently pitted him against his father. Hutchinson surged into the spotlight on Wednesday when Governor...
  • Jessica Chambers Burned Alive: Case Of Mississippi Teen’s Burning Death Going Cold — Or Is It?

    Jessica Chambers was burned alive in Courtland, Mississippi, on December 6, 2014. However, with the Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby and DA John Champion claiming that no one is talking, it seems that the investigation into the burning death of Jessica Chambers is going cold. In a town of just 500 residents, Darby says that over 120 people have been interviewed to no avail. This leaves many to ask, “what will happen now?” The last big public announcement in the Jessica Chambers’ case came in February when investigators released an official timeline for Jessica on the day of her death....
  • Pope Francis set to rile Turkey by recalling the Armenian genocide

    ROME — One week after Easter Sunday, Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a service in the Armenian Catholic rite to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a mass killing of Armenians by Turks in the early 20th century that the pontiff defined two years ago as the “first genocide of the modern era.” In a time of mounting anti-Christian violence in various corners of the Middle East, the pope’s act is likely to take on more than merely historical interest. The April 12 papal liturgy is part of a broader campaign by Armenians to keep the memory of their suffering...
  • A Texas Ban on Gambling That Doesn’t Quite Work

    Despite laws saying otherwise, casinos thrive throughout the state, an underground billion-dollar industry that operates in a murky realm and engages in a perpetual cat-and-mouse game with the authorities. It is unlawful for slot-machine casinos to pay cash to gamblers, but it is legal to own, operate and play the machines in Texas, as long as the prizes are cheap noncash items such as coffee pots. In 1993, lawmakers approved legislation that seemed so innocuous it was known as the “fuzzy animals” bill. It was intended to ensure that amusement games, such as those played by children at Chuck E....
  • Mother shocked after Facebook post seeks to sell her baby

    everal messages on Facebook concerned and in some cases outraged about a post on social media regarding a baby from Guam for sale. The mother of the child contacted us to set the record straight and hopefully catch the person who is doing this to her family. "Would love to give her to a nice wonderful family anyone interested she's lost and parents don't want her who's willing to help" - this was the post by user Jesseliaryie Cruz on the Facebook page Guahan Sales on Saturday morning. The post was accompanied by the photo of a little girl and...
  • Several arrested, charged in attack on employees at Parma Chuck E. Cheese

    PARMA, Ohio — Parma police say they’ve arrested several people in connection with the March attack of several employees at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. **Watch surveillance video of the attack in the player above** Jermele L. Barkley, 35, of Cleveland, and Albert W. Brown, 41, of Lorain, surrendered to police Tuesday morning and are being held in Parma jail. Both will have their initial appearance at 12:30 p.m. today. Chakara L. Watts, 22, of Cleveland, has also been charged. She was arrested last week, and her case was bound over to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office for charges. Police...
  • 19 STUDENTS, 18 OF THEM GIRLS, CHARGED AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BRAWL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

    Authorities say they've charged 19 students, 18 of them girls, in connection with a brawl that broke out at an upstate New York high school. Local media report that the Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday, a week after a large fight occurred shortly before noon March 18 in the main lobby area at Elmira High School. Officials say the fight appears to have been planned. The melee led to the school being placed on lockdown for a short period.
  • Andreas Lubitz Religion Debate: Germanwings Crash Raises Questions Over Pilot's Faith

    Questions about the religious background of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings pilot who investigators said deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps this week, killing all on board, have sparked outrage and debate about whether such information is relevant to the investigation. When a reporter asked French Prosecutor Brice Robin of Marseille, during a news conference Thursday, whether he knew Lubitz’s religion, Robin said he did not know and added, “I don’t think that’s where the answer to this lies.” The question suggested that Lubitz’s religious background was relevant to the investigation behind the pilot’s alleged deliberate downing of Germanwings...
  • Google to diversify workforce

    It also got her fired from her first job. Lee grew up in Sacramento, Calif., working at a Chuck E. Cheese’s franchise, where a customer one day brought Lee’s elderly co-worker to tears, demanding a replacement birthday hostess who wasn’t so old and didn’t have a foreign accent. “I had this 16-year-old sense of social justice, which led me to go out and have words with this mom,” said Lee, who recalls telling her, “Who do you think you are?” No one today is going to fire Lee for speaking the truth about Silicon Valley’s dismal diversity problem, but she...
  • Drunken mother who lost her baby held on bail

    Deserin Dois, the woman accused of getting so drunk she misplaced her baby, is being held on $5,000 cash bail. Dois was charged with child abuse, reckless conduct, and public drunkenness. It was on Wednesday, staff from Chuck E. Cheese found the baby abandoned in a stroller....
  • VANITY: FoxNews' The Five Attacks Cruz Candidacy

    03/23/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 134 replies
    3/23/2015 | Dr. Thorne
    FoxNews' The Five attacked the newly announced Ted Cruz presidential candidacy on the same day as his announcement. You expect Juan Williams and Dana Perino (a mindless Bushbot) to oppose him. But, Eric Bolling said Cruz is just not ready and Greg "Congenital Idiot" Gutfeld opined that Cruz is only running because of his own self-importance.
  • Family grieves for toddler who died after drinking drug-laced soda

    Davonna Hendon planned to take her son, Demonie, to Chuck E. Cheese's for his birthday Saturday. The 2-year-old was so excited that, last week, as they passed the interstate, he pointed to the sign and said that was the way to Chuck E. Cheese's. But Davonna Hendon won't be able to take Demonie to a birthday party Saturday. "I've got to bury him on his birthday," she said through tears Friday night. Demonie died after he drank grape soda laced with methadone in Bessemer last Friday night. The bottle had apparently been left unattended by a babysitter. The babysitter realized...
  • Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty

    03/18/2015 4:55:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Kaus Files ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Axelrod’s Wish: On page 424 of his recent memoir, Obama’s former top strategist David Axelrod describes running into Fox chieftain (and immigration amnesty supporter) Rupert Murdoch at a dinner in the fall of 2010: During the dinner, Murdoch, who was seated beside me, insisted that the president had to move on immigration reform. …. “But the solution has to be comprehensive,” I said. “We can’t just attack a piece of the immigration problem. And you know, there’s one big thing that you can do to help, and that is to keep your cable network from stoking the nativism that keeps...
  • Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift

    03/17/2015 5:21:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Heller and Dan Williams
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot for the parliamentary election as his son Yair stands behind him at a polling station in Jerusalem March 17, 2015. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fight for his political survival on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election that opinion polls predict the centre-left opposition could win. JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his centre-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.Difficult coalition talks still lie...
  • As governor, Jeb Bush used e-mail to discuss security, troop movements

    03/14/2015 4:17:16 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and the protection of nuclear plants, according to a review of publicly released records. The e-mails include two series of exchanges involving details of Florida National Guard troop deployments in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the review by The Washington Post found. Aides to Bush said Saturday that none of the e-mails contained sensitive or classified information, and that many of the events mentioned in them were documented in press accounts, either contemporaneously...
  • Carly Fiorina Shapes Herself as the Republican Foil to Hillary Clinton

    03/13/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by illiac · 52 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | Amy Chozick3/13/15
    WASHINGTON — She has been the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, a senior adviser to a Republican presidential nominee and a candidate for the United States Senate. But Carly Fiorina recently took on her boldest role yet: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s loudest critic. Over the past few weeks, Ms. Fiorina has mocked Mrs. Clinton’s globe-trotting as secretary of state, assailed Mrs. Clinton’s use of only a private email account to do official business, and even accused Mrs. Clinton of stealing intellectual property. From her. Twice. Ms. Fiorina insists she has no problem with Mrs. Clinton personally — only with her liberal philosophy...
  • OU SAE to sue university, possibly President Boren

    03/13/2015 3:51:24 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 78 replies
    KFOR Channel 4 ^ | 3/12/2015 | M.DeLaTorre
    NORMAN, Okla. — The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is planning to pursue legal action against the University of Oklahoma, and possibly OU President David Boren. The group has hired high-profile attorney, Stephen Jones to represent them. Jones told NewsChannel 4 the group is outraged over President Boren shutting down the fraternity house and branding all SAE members as racists and bigots. Jones says the two students who were expelled because of the incident have apologized sincerely for their remarks, and now the incident is being exploited.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 March 2015

    03/12/2015 5:51:59 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 88 replies
    March 12, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • I think this is the year.

    03/12/2015 7:18:20 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 59 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 3/3/15 | Gary
    I think this is the year of the rapture.  As a matter of principle I don't want to ever say this it with absolute certainty because I am absolutely not a prophet.  We're just trying hard to interpret the Scriptures and the Signs as best as we can.  There are many simultaneous confirmations this year though: 1. It is the Shmita year (ending the sixth 7-year cycle in September 2015).  The final 7-year cycle of the current Jubilee cycle will arguably begin then, ending in 2022. 2. The Jews were legally back in the land in 1922/23, so 2022 (7...