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  • Adult Truths

    10/16/2019 11:30:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    everyday wisdom ^ | 10/16/2019 | multiple
    1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. 2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. 3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. 4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. 5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? 6. Was learning cursive really necessary? 7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out...
  • Inside the 'Club Fed' prison where Felicity Huffman will spend the next two weeks [tr]

    10/16/2019 10:16:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Megan Sheets
    his is one of the cramped cells at the prison Felicity Huffman will call home for the next two weeks as she serves time for her role in the college admissions scandal. The 56-year-old actress reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on Tuesday to begin her 14-day sentence. The minimum-security women's prison is known to locals as 'Club Fed', and has a reputation as one of America's cushiest lock-ups - but it's still a far cry from her sprawling Los Angeles mansion. A photograph of one of the cells shows the tight quarters with barely any floor...
  • The People’s POTUS ... The boys and girls Little League champs were at the White House last week

    10/16/2019 9:30:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/16/2019 | Sundance
    We interrupt our worries and fret-filled daily programming for a brief respite.Remember when President Trump had the boys and girls Little League champs at the White House last week?…~ click the pics to enlarge ~ There’s a whole lot of fun happening there….Come to think of it, President Trump has a remarkable ability to focus on the big picture amid circumstances that would likely overwhelm most people. His ability to live in the moment and compartmentalize challenges is a very significant strength.It would be challenging for anyone to face complex global issues and geopolitics, while simultaneously battling domestic political...
  • ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex (Tr)

    10/16/2019 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: 20,000 Sign Petition Demanding BBC Remove ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex“According to Sharia, there’s no problem [with child marriages for sexual pleasure],” said one cleric. Of course not, they are following Muhammad, “the perfect example” whose favorite wife Aisha was six years old when he married her, nine when he consummated the marriage. Related: Undercover with Imams: little girls sold for sex in temporary ‘pleasure marriages’ that can last as little as an hour – cleric says ‘no problem at all’ to wed a nine-year-old As Robert Spencer points out:...
  • Atlantic Records boss Ben Cook quits after dressing up as member of hip-hop group Run DMC [tr]

    10/16/2019 8:01:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Mark Duell and Chantaelle Edmunds
    Atlantic Records president Ben Cook who gave Ed Sheeran his first record deal today announced he had resigned after dressing up as a member of Run DMC. The music boss admitted he had made the 'terrible mistake' seven years ago at a party when guests were asked to come dressed as their favourite musical icon. Mr Cook said the label previously reprimanded him for dressing as a member of the US hip-hop group, but new allegations about his appearance had prompted his exit.
  • New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

    10/16/2019 7:23:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 15, 2019 | Wayne Perry
    Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday's release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada for nationwide leadership of the industry. The two states have toggled back and forth in recent months in terms of who takes in more sports bets, but Nevada still has the highest monthly totals, including nearly $600 million in March, the largest monthly amount in U.S. history.
  • Gandhi 'was racist and planned statue of him outside Manchester Cathedral must be scrapped [tr]

    10/16/2019 7:06:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2019 | Richard Mardsen, and Sophie Tanno
    Mahatma Gandhi is revered across the world for his non-violent campaign for Indian independence and was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize. But plans to unveil a statue in his memory in Manchester have sparked a backlash from a student leader who claims he was a 'virulently anti-black racist'. The 9ft statue has been donated to the city by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, a spiritual mission based in Gandhi's ancestral homeland of Gujarat, following the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people in 2017. It is due to be unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral next month, to 'spread...
  • Pulling the Plug on PG&E

    10/16/2019 6:54:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 15, 2019 | Johanna Bozuwa
    Earlier this month, nearly 2 million Californians were hurt by a “planned” power shutoff by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), a private utility company. The shutoff was part of a botched wildfire management strategy to prevent transmission lines neglected by the company for years from catching fire. Customers received only 24 hours’ notice for a shutoff that lasted up to four days, during which grocery stores sat empty, cleared of basic supplies, and schools were closed. The residents of Paradise, California, displaced just one year ago by massive fires that destroyed their town and killed dozens, found themselves without electricity...
  • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

    10/16/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 15, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked the table through something called Seated, a restaurant app that pays users who make reservations on the platform. We ordered two cocktails each, along with some food. And in exchange for the hard labor of drinking whiskey, the app awarded us $30 in credits redeemable at a variety of retailers.
  • Pa. school district approves plan to build gender-neutral locker rooms

    10/16/2019 5:03:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 16, 2019
    After months of controversy, the Eastern Lancaster County District in Pennsylvania has approved a plan to build non-gender specific locker rooms and changing areas, according to WGAL. The renovation project comes after a transgender student, who was born female but identifies as male, was allowed by the district to use the boys' locker room. The proposed plan could be a map to the future in the Elanco School District. "It's been a difficult, long journey the last seven to nine months but that long difficult journey has produced a product that I think is a win for everyone," said Superintendent...
  • Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm 'waiting for the end of time'

    10/15/2019 10:18:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    straitstimes ^ | 10/15/2019 | reuters
    AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Five siblings and a man believed to be their father were receiving medical treatment after Dutch police acting on a tip discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm, officials in the Netherlands said on Tuesday (Oct 15). The five, estimated at 18 to 25 years of age, and a man they identified as their ailing father were found near Ruinerwold, a village in the northern province of Drenthe. “We found six people living in a small space in the house which could be locked, not a cellar. It is unclear if they...
  • Portsmouth school board member asks to pay less in child support (No Job Bob)

    10/15/2019 3:41:59 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 15 OCTOBER 2019 | Scott Daugherty
    A member of the Portsmouth school board repeatedly asked the court earlier this year to reduce his child support obligations, according to court documents. Part of De’Andre Barnes’ reasoning: His position on the board prevents him from landing some good-paying jobs. “I never said I can’t get a job,” Barnes, 33, explained Friday in Portsmouth Juvenile Domestic Relations Court. “I said it precludes me from certain opportunities.” When asked outside the courtroom how long he’d been unemployed, Barnes said he “wasn’t 100 percent sure.” During a subsequent interview Monday, he said he left the For Our Future Political Action Committee...
  • Neighbor blocks San Francisco alleyway with plywood wall to keep out homeless people, drug dealers

    10/15/2019 11:51:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ABC San Francisco ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luz Pena
    First, neighbors in San Francisco's Clinton Park bought boulders to keep homeless people and drug dealers off their sidewalk. Now, in Ingleside, a neighbor who did not want to be identified placed a plywood wall to keep the same type of crowd out of an alleyway.
  • Harold Bloom, Critic Who Argued for the Superiority of Western Literature, Dies at 89

    10/15/2019 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2019 | Rick Moran
    Harold Bloom, a giant of literary criticism, died in New York yesterday at the age of 89. The author of dozens of books and editor of hundreds more, Bloom taught at Yale University for five decades, beguiling his students and angering his critics who accused him of racism and sexism for his eurocentric views.Bloom got into trouble for his unabashed praise of Western literary giants like Shakespeare, Kafka, and Chaucer. And, he was unapologetic about it.NPR: Bloom had a photographic memory, and claimed he could recite all of Shakespeare, all of John Milton's "Paradise Lost" and copious swaths of...
  • Megyn Kelly To Make First Fox News Appearance In Over Two Years With This Primetime Host

    10/15/2019 9:21:27 AM PDT · by tje · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2019 | Shelby Talcott
    Megyn Kelly will make her first appearance on Fox News since leaving in 2017 to speak with Tucker Carlson Wednesday, the primetime host announced Monday evening. Kelly left Fox for NBC News after working at the outlet from 2004-2017. She was anchor of “Megyn Kelly Today” from September 2017 to October 2018 at NBC. This will also be Kelly’s first television interview since she parted ways with NBC in January after making comments about blackface and Halloween.
  • LSU takes better care of its ‘lazy river’ than its library, report finds

    10/15/2019 8:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 14, 2019 | Greg Piper
    The “lazy river” at Louisiana State University is often held up as an example of wasteful non-academic university spending, a frivolity intended to attract students who aren’t the studying type or who simply pay higher tuition. But it’s also siphoning away money from core academic maintenance, as suggested by a CBS News report on how universities use “lavish perks” to entice students. When “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil visited the taxpayer-funded university, he noted some of the library building “was literally falling apart,” plus water in the basement and “rugs from another generation.”
  • There’s A New Documentary About Prof. Jordan Peterson But Theaters Are Afraid To Show It

    10/15/2019 6:57:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | John Sexton
    There’s a new documentary film out called “The Rise of Jordan Peterson.” But since the film was released late last month, the filmmakers have had a very hard time getting anyone to show it. Today the Stranger reports the cancelations are being driven by complaints about the content and, in some cases, by threats against would-be exhibitors: About halfway through my conversation with filmmakers Patricia Marcoccia and Maziar Ghaderi, they got two pieces of bad news. First, they found out from their tour manager that a planned screening of their film, The Rise of Jordan Peterson, had just been...
  • England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria is halted TWICE as home fans abuse black players [tr]

    10/15/2019 6:57:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2019 | Sami Mokbel, Vivek Chaudhary, James Ayles, and Jack Newman
    England's black players who were targeted with vile racist abuse tonight silenced Bulgarian fans with a 6-0 rout in a game which was halted twice by the referee because of the chants. Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling scored while Tyrone Mings enjoyed a fine debut in defence, despite all three being the subject of jeering, monkey chants and Nazi salutes from the home fans. After the Bulgarian FA rubbishing Gareth Southgate's concerns about racism before the Euro 2020 qualifier tonight, it took only 30 minutes for official Ivan Bebel to stop the game after being alerted by Mings about the...
  • Losing a Child

    Would you know my name I f I saw you in heaven Will it be the same If I saw you in heaven I must be strong, and carry on Cause I know I don't belong Here in heaven Would you hold my hand If I saw you in heaven Would you help me stand If I saw you in heaven I'll find my way, through night and day Cause I know I just can't stay Here in heaven Time can bring you down Time can bend your knee Time can break your heart Have you begging please Begging please...
  • Iowa couple returning from date viciously assaulted by mob of teens, police say

    10/15/2019 1:26:02 AM PDT · by Robwin · 87 replies
    Fox 61 Morning News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Tribune Media Wire
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines Police are investigating after a crowd of roughly 20 juveniles allegedly attacked a couple after they left a hockey game Saturday night. The victims, a Des Moines man and his girlfriend, told police they were walking home through the skywalk – an elevated passageway connecting buildings downtown – following an Iowa Wild game at Wells Fargo Arena when they came upon a large group of juveniles near the downtown YMCA.“They saw a bunch of juveniles gathered in a location and something about what they were doing didn’t seem right and she simply asked them...