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  • China state media promote rap song praising Karl Marx

    05/29/2016 4:14:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 7:16 AM EDT
    The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th-century German philosopher who wrote a book called “The Communist Manifesto.” Chinese state media are promoting a new rap song praising Karl Marx, in the latest attempt to leverage popular culture in support of the ruling Communist Party. Entitled “Marx is a post-90” — China’s version of a millennial — the song extols the communist godfather’s supposed coolness with lyrics such as, “Life is full of little accidents, then one day I discovered how awesome he was.” “I saw my faith, don’t even ask why,” it continues. “You are my...
  • LOOK: NASCAR Pokes Fun at NC Bathroom Law

    05/29/2016 4:03:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    CHARLOTTE - Signs on the porta-potties in the parking lot at the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday poked fun at the ongoing controversy in the state--and the nation--over a bathroom law that requires people to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological gender. Take a look: View image on Twitter NASCAR has a sense of humor. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is in attendance and received a mostly warm welcome and cheers from the crowd. Update: The signs were removed.
  • Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

    05/29/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    The Eagle Forum ^ | May 25, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that it’s impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it’s been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth, “You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.”
  • Ken Livingstone fired from radio show for anti-Semitic remarks

    05/29/2016 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2016, 9:39 PM | Ari Soffer
    Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been fired from his radio show, in response to anti-Semitic comments made last month. Livingstone has already been suspended from the Labour Party, where he was until recently a senior policymaker, after claiming in an interview that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist, and appearing to back some of the Nazi dictator’s earlier policies before he “went mad.” “Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews,” Livingstone...
  • STUDENTS SEEKING SUGAR DADDIES FOR TUITION, RENT

    05/29/2016 9:22:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 84 replies
    AP ^ | May 29, 2016 | SARAH SKIDMORE SELL
    Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement. During her first year, she faced tuition and expenses that ran nearly $50,000, even after a scholarship. So she decided to check out a dating website that connected women looking for financial help with men willing to provide it, in exchange for companionship and sex - a "sugar daddy" relationship as they are known.
  • Coke Debuts ‘proud to be an American’ Cans

    05/29/2016 7:34:48 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 35 replies
    WHOTV.com ^ | 5/28/16 | CNN
    NEW YORK — Coke has caught the patriotic fever. The soda company’s new “I’m proud to be an American” limited edition red, white and blue cans honor members of the military and feature the American flag in their design. Coca-Cola is rolling out the new cans to celebrate its 75-year partnership with the United Service Organizations. The cans and packs will be in stores through July 4th. The song lyric and patriotic design will be on 16-ounce cans as well as 12-ounce cans that come in 20, 24 and 35-packs.
  • Dirty Business in Rutland

    05/29/2016 7:13:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The United States government is now distributing thousands of “Syrian” “refugees” all over the country as part of the Refugee Resettlement Program. A lot of small communities are having culture-enrichers dumped on them without having any say-so in the process. The government puts the new arrivals in public housing and hands them their EBT cards, and the feds pay the tab for the first six months. After that the local authorities are on their own, and have to find the money themselves — for more police officers, medical care, interpreters, special needs teachers, whatever their new guests require. But it...
  • Overdue impeachment at the IRS

    05/29/2016 7:02:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 May, 2016 | The Washington Times
    Honesty and loyalty are both virtues, but politics can put them at odds. The Internal Revenue Service commissioner has sacrificed honesty for loyalty, and congressional Republicans say he lied to hide the facts behind the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, all to help Democrats re-elect President Obama in 2012. The House Judiciary Committee is trying to conclude the case against IRS chief John Koskinen, seven months after Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, filed a resolution seeking his impeachment. “Koskinen provided misleading testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, the chairman of...
  • Model shot at T.I. concert slams ‘heartless’ NYPD

    05/29/2016 6:33:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Shawn Cohen and Audrey Williams
    “Anytime anyone would walk to my door, they had six officers out here, staring into my room,” she said. “I’m a girl. I’ve never been shot. I’ve never been hospitalized. I’ve never had surgery. “I cooperated with the officers. I don’t know if they wanted me to tell them more, but I don’t know what happened. Shots went off. Lights went off. I just tried to get out the room.”
  • Thug Violence Breaks Out, Liberal Media Gets Upset Over “Thug” Label

    05/28/2016 7:40:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    Bearing Qrms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Troy Ave (right) fired a shot an an unknown figure out of frame to the left. He managed to end up shooting himself in the leg, and killing his bodyguard, who appears to be the man standing behind him in this photo. We’ve pounded this drum relentlessly, and we’re going to keep pounding it: we do not have a “gun violence” problem in the United States. Per capita homicide is at an all time low according to the FBI, while gun sales are setting new records almost every month. What we do have, however, is a situation where small cultural...
  • Young Man Pulls Over and Holds Flag Off the Ground Until Help Arrives

    05/28/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Cole Dotson was passing by a local school last Sunday when he noticed that an American flag had fallen to the ground. Apparently Dotson did not hesitate and immediately pulled over and lifted the flag from the ground. Fortunately, Cole's grandmother works for the school and came to help raise the flag to its proper position, taking a picture to capture the patriotic moment. Cole's mother was quite proud and wrote, "The flag fell to the ground, he saw it, stopped and held it until someone from school could come and put it back up." “Thank you all for...
  • Man shot on Delachaise Street after group of youths told to knock off horseplay

    05/28/2016 12:42:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/26/16 | Ben Myers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A man was shot in the buttocks around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (May 26) near the intersection of Delachaise and South Saratoga streets, according to New Orleans police. A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Delachaise said she saw a group of perhaps five young people fooling around with two parked school buses in the block. It looked like they were shaking the bus and messing with the mirrors, she said. One of her neighbors approached the group and told them to cut it out, the woman said, and they cursed back at him. They told him "you...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 115 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...
  • Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

    05/28/2016 11:27:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands -- Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands -- dubbed KCD by the company -- are still well-known and popular. In a pre-recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said...
  • Anti-Trump Propaganda in Captain America May Issue (vanity)

    05/28/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 24 replies
    Myself | 05/28/16 | myself
    I just pirated the latest-- err, uh, I mean-- I just read the latest Captain America, published in May, because I heard it was controversial. Red Skull gave a Donald Trump speech against Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants, and millions of Americans were responding to his message and becoming white supremacists who wear suicide vests. Then Captain America must have heard Trump's-- err, I mean-- Red Skull's speeches and decided he wanted to Make America Great Again and murdered a fellow Super Hero and declared "Trump 2016"-- no, he said "Hail Hydra." And actually, the plot has it that Steve...
  • [Switzerland] Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine (shake hands w/female teacher)

    05/28/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2016 10:54 GMT+02:00
    School students must shake their teachers’ hands or their parents will be liable to pay a fine of up to 5,000 francs, authorities in the canton of Basel-Country have ruled. The decision, announced on Wednesday, comes nearly two months after two Muslim schoolboys refused to shake their female teacher’s hand at a school in Therwil, near Basel, because they said physical contact with a woman who wasn’t a family member went against their religion. The incident caused outrage across Switzerland, not only because it was seen as sex discrimination but because their refusal was considered an affront to an intrinsic...
  • Beyond the Tourist Façade Are Cuba’s Victims of Communist

    05/28/2016 6:51:08 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    panampost ^ | 27 may 2016 | guest contributor
    By Jonas Sundgaard Havana’s roads received a new layer of asphalt along the beautiful Prado Boulevard and the colorful buildings in Old Havana were shining brighter than ever prior to Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba. The decay and poverty in the city, however, is too prevalent and pervasive to be hidden by a quick make-over in honor of the first visit by a US president in 88 years. Cuba offers exotic beaches, magnificently colored American vintage cars from the 1950’s, joyous salsa rhythms and iconic cigars. But this is largely a façade, behind which lies a very different reality. During...
  • You Don’t Have to Be a Criminal for the IRS to Seize Your Bank Account

    05/27/2016 8:03:54 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 26 May, 2916 | The Editors
    Congress is considering a bill that would prohibit the federal government from punishing people who haven’t committed any crime. This will take some clarification. Like many other police agencies, the IRS has extensive and easily abused civil-forfeiture powers. The idea behind civil forfeiture is that criminals should not be allowed to profit from their crimes, and that their ill-gotten loot — cash, cars, real estate — should find its way to the public fisc. In practice, that does happen, but forfeiture also provides a sweet stream of lightly overseen revenue for police agencies, hence the temptation to abuse.
  • What's in a name? An accent mark, check. What about a Latino manager?

    05/27/2016 7:16:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 27, 2016 | Julio Ricardo Varela
    Adrián González went on social media earlier this month and challenged his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Kike Hernández to add an accent mark to the "a" on Hernández's jersey. And a tiny corner of the Latino digital world cheered. Some observers concluded that Latino ballplayers were finally demanding respect from their clubs and Major League Baseball by speaking out for their heritage.
  • New York City can enforce rule on salt warnings in restaurants: court

    05/27/2016 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 4:52pm EDT | Karen Freifeld
    New York City can enforce a rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. In February, a New York state judge upheld the rule, knocking down a challenge by the National Restaurant Association. But the Appellate Division, First Department, temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing it. The court lifted has now lifted that interim order. The rule, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, requires city restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post a salt shaker encased in a...
  • Elton John Battles to Suppress Critical Story About Homosexual Partnership

    05/27/2016 11:13:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    British entertainer Elton John has launched an aggressive, expensive—and, to date, largely successful—effort to suppress a report about his homosexual partner's extra-marital activities. Elton John and David Furnish have attained international prominence as a "model" married homosexual couple, with two children borne by surrogate mothers. When a London tabloid, the Sun, obtained a report that Furnish was involved with another man, as a result of an "open" relationship with John, the couple sought and obtained an injunction against publication of the story. Although the publisher argued that reports about the couple's sexual indiscretions were relevant to the public discussion of...
  • Journalism in Combat Mode: Agitators, Idiots and Dimwits

    05/27/2016 9:56:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Neue Züricher Zeitung
    The state of public communication in Germany is lamentable. Descriptions of agitation and hatred from the right-wing make up the leading vocabulary with which politicians and the established media fuel this lament. The Internet with its social networks is considered the root of all evil. Here limits are breached and there is a continual mockery of communicative decency; laws should facilitate more control and even make restrictions on freedom of speech possible. The intensity of the public debate, with its escalation on the Internet and its culmination in everything evil attributed to right-wing populism, can lead one to overlook the...
  • Here Are the 31 Genders NYC Recognizes

  • NYC gets OK to issue salt fines during appeal

    05/27/2016 5:44:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand. The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
  • Woman’s ‘hot’ mugshot is winning hearts on social media

    05/27/2016 1:36:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    MYFox8 ^ | May 26, 2016
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Social media users are falling for another criminal after her mugshot was shared online. This latest #PrisonBae is a Sarah Seawright. She has been charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, first-degree battery, hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence, according to Pulaski County records.
  • "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos." - U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

    05/26/2016 6:21:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    On January 13, 1947, U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall stated: "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights... The time is come to hear about responsibilities... America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government."
  • Gates leaves Boy Scouts presidency, defends gay adult policy

    05/26/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America’s president facing deep divisions within the organization’s membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks. On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines. In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders. …
  • Milo Yiannopoulos at UCSB (Live Tonight - 7pm Pacific Time)

    05/26/2016 4:36:28 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-26-2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    "Find your Safe Space because Milo is bringing the Dangerous Faggot Tour to the University of California, Santa Barbara! The topic: "Feminism is a Cancer" Deal with with it, Darlings! Join us at the Corwin Pavilion on campus by 7PM Pacific."
  • Meet The Trumps (FOX)

    05/26/2016 4:23:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    I've watched some of it. Melania is a striking woman speaking four languages, is elegant, well-educated, refined and direct - you can't find a more ideal First Lady.
  • ‘EcoSexual’ students at Santa Monica College ‘Marry the Ocean’ (And then Consummate")

    05/26/2016 12:12:59 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 57 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5-26-2016 | Cabot Phillips
    Earlier this month, a professor at Santa Monica College led students in an ‘EcoSexual Sextravaganza’ in which participants ‘married the ocean.’ Amber Katherine, a philosophy professor who helped organize the May 14 event, explained to Campus Reform that the purpose of the “wedding” was to bring about a deeper love for the planet through “ecocentric passion and even lust.”Some students then made their way down to the water, where they were urged by event organizers to “consummate” the marriage and “make love with the water.” “Stick your toes in the water … or any part of your body that you...
  • Transgender Woman Says She Was Harassed and Told to Leave After Using Bathroom at NJ McDonald's

    05/26/2016 12:20:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    NBC10 ^ | May 25, 2016
    A Delaware transgender woman says she was harassed and told to leave a Gloucester County McDonald’s after she used the women's restroom. Misty Hill, 42, of Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC10 she was using the women’s restroom at a McDonald’s in Paulsboro, New Jersey Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. Hill, who says she transitioned and has been living as a woman for a little over a year, told NBC10 she was wearing cargo pants and didn’t have any makeup on when she used the restroom. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Transgender-Woman-McDonalds-Bathroom-Paulsboro-New-Jersey--380907081.html#ixzz49n7kKiyo Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | NBCPhiladelphia on Facebook
  • North Carolina school system proposes ban on skinny jeans

    05/26/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 25, 2016
    A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants has drawn a flood of opposition from students and parents. The New Hanover County School System in the Wilmington area is considering a policy that prohibits all students from wearing leggings, skinny jeans and "any other excessively tight fitting pants" unless worn with a top or dress that "must cover the posterior in its entirety," local media outlets report. School Board Vice Chairwoman Jeannette Nichols said the proposal was developed after some "bigger girls" were being bullied because of their tight jeans.
  • Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia

    05/26/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 23 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
    Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia Riyadh: A Saudi man was arrested after he shot a male obstetrician, arguing that he had no right to assist his wife’s delivery and that a woman gynecologist should have been around. Dr Muhannad Al Zabn, who has a Jordanian father and a Saudi mother, delivered the baby one month ago at the King Fahad Medical City in the Saudi capital Riyadh. According to media reports, the father went to the hospital and told the doctor he wanted to see him to thank him for helping his...
  • Baylor fires coach Art Briles after 8 seasons

    05/26/2016 9:19:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 109 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach
    Baylor University has dismissed Art Briles as its football coach, sources told ESPN. The school will formally make the announcement Thursday. Players were notified of the news via a text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
  • The RIGHTS OF The UNBORN [Constitutional Challenge to Roe v Wade]

    05/26/2016 7:38:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Priests For Life ^ | n/a | Fr. Clifford Stevens
    PREFACE The constitutional issues raised by Roe v. Wade have never had, a public airing and the public debate on the subject has turned on philosophical rather than legal issues. This study attempts to bring into focus some of the constitutional issues involved, but by no means exhausts them. it is merely an overview of a totally new development in constitutional law, a development that could be labeled embryonic law. That development was opened by the Roe v. Wade decision, as the issue of civil rights was opened by Plessy v. Ferguson, workers' rights by Lochner v. New York, and...
  • Female business leaders earn MORE on average than their male competitors for the second year…[tr]

    05/26/2016 7:27:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:19 EST, 26 May 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Female chief executive officers earn more money on average than their male counterparts for the second year in a row according to a new survey. Researchers looked at the pay and benefits packages for male and female business leaders for 2014 and 2015. The data showed that the median pay for a female CEO was almost $18 million last year, while their male counterparts were worth on average a mere $10.5 million. Also, the packages received by women increased in value by around 13 percent last year, compared to a moderate three percent rise for the men. …
  • Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

    05/26/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/26/16
    One cannot miss that both the Washington Post and New York Times have turned on Hillary's career as a liar, esp. her email scandal. Strange and unexpected.
  • The True Story of a Conservative Refugee

    05/26/2016 6:54:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 May, 2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Trigger Warning: This is a 100% true story. No names have been changed to protect anyone. You may be disturbed. But I will not lie to you. On April 23, 2016, I declared my independence. The towers of the university where I work reflected the orange glare of L.A.'s sunset. It was Saturday, but I'd driven all the way to campus to do something, I realized, I should have done eight years ago. The office was empty, as one would expect. The security cameras probably captured becoming footage of my lone figure walking down the seventh floor hallway and throwing...
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at T.I. concert near Union Square

    05/26/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Larry Celona, Jamie Schram and Joe Marino
    A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people — including rapper Troy Ave — wounded when gunfire erupted shortly before the start of a concert by rapper T.I. at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night, sources said.
  • Seven Things You Must Know about the Safe Schools Program (Australia/Pedophilia)

    05/26/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 4 replies
    CultureWatch ^ | 17.3.16 | Bill Muehlenberg
    Seven Things You Must Know about the Safe Schools Program The taxpayer funded Safe Schools Coalition has certainly been in the spotlight recently – and for good reason. It is an absolute shocker of a program, and the more folks learn about it, the less they like it. Pretending to be an anti-bullying program for our schools, it is nothing of the sort of course. And the more we learn about what is in it and who is behind it, the more it stinks to high heaven. Here are seven things all concerned parents need to know about this radical...
  • Casey Anthony's lawyer admits she killed daughter Caylee, investigator says

    05/26/2016 1:06:43 AM PDT · by kalee · 30 replies
    Fox News for MSN ^ | 5/26/2016
    More than five years after a jury in Florida cleared Casey Anthony in the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, a private investigator claimed the mom's attorney admitted she killed the girl and hid her body. Dominic Casey made the claim in court documents that went public last month in Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case. He also suggested that the mom paid her lawyer with sex. The investigator claimed attorney Jose Baez hired him days after police arrested the mom in July 2008. He said, "Baez had told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere and, he...
  • The men who live as dogs: 'We're just the same as any person on the high street'

    05/25/2016 6:24:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nell Frizzell
    It’s easy to laugh at a grown man in a rubber dog suit chewing on a squeaky toy. Maybe too easy, in fact, because to laugh is to dismiss it, denigrate it – ignore the fact that many of us have found comfort and joy in pretending to be animals at some point in our lives. Secret Life of the Human Pups is a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded...
  • U.N. Chief's Message to Graduates: Don't Vote for Climate-Change Deniers

    05/25/2016 5:08:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 11:55 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Now that you’re done with finals, help us meet the climate change test,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told Columbia University graduates last week. […] “Don’t vote for politicians who deny the problem,” he said. “Don’t buy products that aren’t sustainable. And for heaven’s sake, turn off the lights!” …
  • 12-year-old who set himself on fire did it for YouTube

    05/25/2016 4:21:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 25, 2016
    A 12-year-old Queens boy who was critically injured when he lit himself on fire Tuesday night did it as part of a dangerous YouTube stunt called the “fire challenge,” police sources said. The boy was at his Far Rockaway home on Watjean Court around 8:30 p.m. when he splashed himself with rubbing alcohol and set himself ablaze while standing in the bathtub, sources said. He was supposed to extinguish himself with water in the shower but was unable to do so, according to sources.
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution Offers Lessons for Obama's America

    05/25/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 16 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 25, 2016 | Benny Huang
    I was pleasantly surprised to see the media pause for a moment last week to recall China's Cultural Revolution on the 50th anniversary of its regrettable birth. Unlike a lot of the media's silly anniversaries this one is actually worth remembering. If you aren't familiar with the Cultural Revolution just think of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" being played out in China rather than rural Nebraska. The movement began in 1966 and lasted about ten years. Children rose up against their elders and seized for themselves the reins of power, humiliating their parents and teachers and sometimes even murdering...
  • Musicians: "Politician X Can't use My Music" but Bakers/Photogs MUST let their creation be used?

    05/25/2016 2:44:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    5/25/16 | sff
    So I just saw little article about leftist 60s guy Neil Young who said Donald Trump couldn't use one of his songs...same thing with Aerosmith.... So, it just kind of struck me: Artist "Y" created something and THEN Trump purchases the CD/Music File/Record, whatever the material is upon which the recording is made...and then uses it for his OWN pleasure. Artist Y hates Trump and says that even though the record can be bought and purchased, Trump cannot play it publicly. And that wish is respected. Baker "J" creates cakes. Or photographer "G" creates stunning pictures. Can THEY not restrict...
  • NYC recognizes thirty-one (31) genders

    05/25/2016 2:30:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    May 25, 2016
    This is ridiculous! New York City now recognizes 31 forms of gender dysphoria.PDF file (363KB download) h/t to a New Jersey friend.
  • Mixed-Gender Party Sparks Furore in Saudi

    05/25/2016 11:56:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Medical students celebrate their graduation A film showing male and female medicine graduates together at a party in Saudi Arabia has triggered furore, with some viewers calling for their punishment. The film, carried by Ajel newspaper and social networks, showed several men and women celebrating their graduation from the faculty of medicine at a shopping mall in the Western Saudi town of Taif. “Many viewers called for the punishment of the participants and the mall which allowed the organization of the party,” the paper said. “The participants in the party defended themselves, saying the event was characterized by respect...
  • 'Ghostbusters': How Sony Plans to Out-Slime the Online Haters

    05/25/2016 6:55:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tatiana Siegel
    They are trying to define the experience," says Sony's marketing chief as vocal (and sexist?) foes of the female reboot face off against a summer tentpole's trailers. When Sony Pictures' second trailer for its female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot appeared online May 18, fans initially had to find it on Facebook. The studio had switched from YouTube, which hosted the first trailer, in a deliberate effort to combat a cacophony of negative reaction emanating from a very vocal minority online.
  • A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society

    05/25/2016 6:48:30 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse ^ | May 25th, 2016 | Stella Morabito
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse, "A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society"The transgender movement has never been about “gender.” It’s all about sex. Sex is the real target. “Gender” is merely the politicized linguistic vehicle that facilitates a legal ban on sex distinctions. There aren’t a whole lot of dots to connect to uncover the logic of where this leads: if you abolish sex distinctions in law, you can abolish state recognition of biological family ties, and the state can regulate personal relationships and consolidate power as never before.