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  • Terror cops shoot attacker shouting 'Allahu Akbar' at Spanish border

    11/18/2017 11:02:57 AM PST · by traumer · 6 replies
    POLICE have shot a man who sparked a terror alert near Spain’s border with France by shouting "Allahu Akbar" at a motorway checkpoint. Officers opened fire on the man, believed to be a Frenchman of north African origin, after he began to shout in Arabic when the vehicle he was travelling in was intercepted at a motorway toll near La Jonquera on the Spanish side of the border. He was hit in the leg and rushed to a nearby hospital after the incident around midnight last night. Local reports said officers ordered him out of the car he was in...
  • Not Sen. Moore and Not Weird Al

    11/18/2017 10:41:34 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 11 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    Hello, Sen. Franken. Welcome to the growing list of creepy guys in Hollywood and Washington who apparently think it’s OK — or funny — for men in power to sexually harass or assault women and men. We’ll see if the liberal media and his fellow Democrats treat the charges against Franken as seriously as they’ve been treating the ones against Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore of Alabama. Franken, the very unfunny comedian who became the very liberal senator from Minnesota in 2009, is apologizing as fast as he can — and even calling for a Senate ethics committee to investigate...
  • AMAC: Aging Is a Disease and Science Is Determined To Find a ‘Cure’ For It

    11/18/2017 10:07:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 16, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC – Is old age a disease? Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease. “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a well-known biomedical gerontologist. His focus is on extending life spans by intervening at the cellular level, repairing damaged cells and in turn extending life. Some call de Grey a “mad scientist” but there is lots of independent study being conducted by those in...
  • Man Who Beat the Life Out of 2-Day-Old Infant Gets the Life Beaten Out of Him in Prison

    11/18/2017 5:58:46 AM PST · by metmom · 36 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | V SAXENA
    A British man sentenced to life behind bars earlier this year for beating his 2-day-old daughter to death was himself found dead in his prison cell Sunday, murdered by a fellow prisoner. Liam Deane, 22, was killed by prisoner John Westland, 28, who was charged afterward and appeared in court for his initial hearing this Tuesday, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. While the nature of the murder — specifically, how and why it was committed — remains unclear, it’s known that Deane was sentenced to life in prison in October for the horrific murder of his daughter, Luna.
  • Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner Defend Producer Against Rape Allegation

    11/17/2017 8:50:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | David K. Li VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED November 17, 2017 | 9:19pm
    “Girls” star Lena Dunham on Friday came to the defense of a pal and producer who was accused of raping a 17-year-old actress. Dunham and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner took the side of Murray Miller after actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report against him — claiming she woke up while he was having intercourse with her in 2012. “While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year,” Dunham and Konner wrote...
  • Gabby Douglas Slams Aly Raisman: Dressing in ‘Sexual Way’ Welcomes Wrong Crowd

    11/17/2017 8:37:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Joe Tacopino and David K. Li
    Gymnastics star Gabby Douglas slammed fellow Olympian Aly Raisman on Friday for dressing in a “provocative/sexual way” after Raisman accused her former gymnastics team doctor of sexual assault. Douglas responded to a tweet from Raisman that detailed the victim shaming she has recently received after launching the allegations because she had once done a “sexy photoshoot.” “Just to be clear,” Raisman posted on Friday. “Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse.”
  • Bronx woman who killed pregnant friend, cut out baby gets 40 years to life

    11/17/2017 8:03:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WABC ^ | November 15, 2017
    WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- A Bronx woman who killed her pregnant friend and cut her baby out of her body was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison. Ashleigh Wade was found guilty in October of second-degree murder and kidnapping. She was sentenced to 25 years to life on the murder count and an additional 15 years for the kidnapping charge.
  • The First English Translation of ‘The Odyssey’ by a Woman Was Worth the Wait

    11/17/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 | Madeline Miller
    Attempting a new translation of “The Odyssey” is like directing “Hamlet.” Much of your audience knows the work well, and they take their seats with entrenched expectations and the intonations of favorite performances reverberating in their heads. At the same time, though, you will have audience members who have never seen the play, for whom you provide the introduction to a giant of Western literature. And let us not forget those who are there under duress, dreading the upcoming hours of boredom. You must find a way to speak to all these disparate groups, sneaking past the defenses of the...
  • Lena Dunham Slammed for Defending ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape

    11/17/2017 6:48:34 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 17, 2017 | Reid Nakamura
    Lena Dunham came to the defense of a “Girls” writer accused of rape on Friday, and some Twitter users have called her out for choosing to support the alleged perpetrator over his female accuser. “Never call yourself an advocate for women again because you’ve just proven that you are NOT,” one user wrote. Several others dug up a tweet of Dunham’s from August in which she said women do not lie about rape. The backlash came after Dunham spoke out against actress Aurora Perrineau, who filed a police report on Friday saying she did not consent to sex with “Girls”...
  • Subway rider: I asked 'manspreader' to stop, so he punched me in the face

    11/17/2017 5:09:23 PM PST · by ETL · 140 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Daniel Prendergast
    A woman says she was slugged in the face by a racist lunatic on the subway — all because she asked him to stop “manspreading.” The aftermath of Thursday’s violent exchange was caught on video as a good Samaritan tries to defend the woman and usher her violent attacker off the train. ..." The victim, Sam Saia, said she was riding the N train through Bensonhurst while on her way to work in Manhattan when the man sat down and started overcrowding her around 7:45 a.m. “He proceeded to press me against the wall and man spread me excessively,” she...
  • Gabby Douglas victim blames Aly Raisman, says it’s women’s ‘responsibility’ to ‘dress modestly’

    11/17/2017 4:14:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | November 17, 2017
    Gabby Douglas isn’t taking the side of her teammate Aly Raisman. On Friday, Douglas took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Raisman’s claims that she was sexually abused by former U.S. gymnastics team Doctor Larry Nassar, and her opinion is shocking to some, including a fellow teammate. On Friday, Gabby Douglas (left) took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Aly Raisman’s claims that she was sexually abused by former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. “It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy,” Douglas wrote while quote tweeting Raisman’s
  • As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business

    11/17/2017 2:16:26 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17 | Anna Mehler Paperny
    With Canada’s legalization of a multi-billion dollar marijuana industry set for next year, former police officers who once argued for mandatory jail time for minor marijuana offences are among those in line to capitalize on the change. The most high profile is Julian Fantino, a former Toronto police chief and Conservative cabinet minister who fought against the legalization of pot and who said he now sees the value of a legal medical pot industry.
  • Chelsea Clinton's Mission to Save the Elephants

    11/17/2017 11:39:29 AM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    Conde Nast ^ | November 17, 2017 | CNT Editors
    Why the elephant's survival should be important to everyone. Consider this sobering statistic: In less than a decade, the African elephant may be extinct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in a statement Wednesday, argued that the large fees collected from permits to hunt would help fund conservation efforts—but we think there's a better way forward. Pilar Guzmán, editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveler, sat down with Chelsea Clinton last year to learn more about the Elephants Action Network—a conservation group formed by the Clinton Global Initiative in 2013—and why the elephant's survival should be important to everyone. Their...
  • [THE] Ohio State suspends sorority, fraternity activities amid probes [ed]

    11/17/2017 11:23:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2017 | Gina Cherelus
    Ohio State University has suspended all sorority and fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps. The public university in Columbus, which has more than 45,000 undergraduate students, said in a statement sent to campus organizations on Thursday that 11 of its 37 Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters have been the subject of such investigations this semester alone.
  • Meghan McCain Snaps at Joy Behar on 'The View' After Fox News Dig and Whoopi's Left Speechless

    11/17/2017 11:20:34 AM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    TooFab ^ | | November 17, 2017 8:18 AM | staff report
    Tensions erupt between the two co-hosts during a discussion about the sexual harassment allegations levied against Minnesota senator Al Franken. Things got uncomfortable on "The View" Friday morning, after a heated debate about sexual harassment in politics led to a war of words between co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain. Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the show by reading President Donald Trump's tweets condemning Senator Al Franken's alleged sexual harassment and groping of newscaster Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 U.S.O. tour. That didn't sit well with the moderator, who called our Trump for not speaking out against Alabama Senate Republican candidate...
  • 'Justice League’ Review: Time for DC to Throw in the Towel

    11/17/2017 10:50:41 AM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | John Nolte
    Thanks only to its lean 120 minute runtime, Justice League is not as bad as Batman v. Superman, which had a runtime of interminable. Nevertheless, the Justice League screenplay still plays out like the first draft of Marvel’s much-much-much superior Avengers. We are five titles into DC’s extended universe, and Warner Bros., a studio that has been producing movies for around 100 years, is still being serially-humiliated by Marvel Studios, which is only 24 years old and did not really start producing its own films until around 2006. And while the sycophantic Hollywood trades pretend that Justice League’s $130 million...
  • CBS Developing ‘Stripes’ Series Adaptation Based On Movie

    11/17/2017 8:06:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 16, 2017 | Denise Petski
    CBS has put in development Stripes, a single-camera comedy based on the 1981 Bill Murray-Harold Ramis film, Deadline has learned. The project hails from the Whitest Kids U’Know trio of Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios. Ivan Reitman, who helmed the movie, is attached to direct and executive produce via his the Montecito Picture Company.
  • Transgender Transparent actress accuses Jeffrey Tambor of sexually assaulting her (tr)

    11/17/2017 7:08:55 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by a second transgender person - his fellow Transparent actor Trace Lysette. Lysette, who plays yoga instructor Shea in the show, claims Tambor pressed up against her in a sexual way during filming and repeatedly made lewd sexually suggestive remarks.
  • Trump's nicknames for people who've hit him first.

    11/17/2017 7:04:37 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/2017 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    President Donald Trump is known for giving his political opponents and critics nicknames, especially on social media. Keep in mind that without exception, Trump's monicker is bestowed AFTER they hit him first. 1. Al Frankenstein 2. Liddle Bob Corker 3. Wacky Congresswoman Wilson 4. Rocket Man 5. Crooked Hillary 6. Little Marco 7. Lyin' Ted 8. Low Energy Jeb 9. 1 for 38 10.Crazy Bernie 11.Pocahontas 12.Crying Chuck 13.Sleepy Eyes 14.Dumb as Rock Mika 15.Psycho Joe 16.Crazy Megyn
  • What to do when school leaves parents feeling left out

    11/17/2017 5:23:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elaine Carlson
    Dear Mrs. C: Our son, “Waldo,” loves Buena — to the point that his dad and I are feeling left out. He is a sophomore and comes up with any excuse to stay there after school — sports, clubs, etc. He usually doesn’t arrive home until 4:30 or so. He maintains good grades, but is less connected with us that he used to be. In fact, he even talks about his college and career plans. We miss him already (he is our baby)! Do you have any suggestions? Signed: Concerned Parents Dear CP’s: Yes. Be thankful. Your Waldo sounds like...