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  • California Bill Would Require Occupational Licenses for Porn Actors, Strippers, Cam Girls

    02/21/2020 5:29:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | February 20, 2020 | Christian Britschgi
    In a very California story, inter-union drama appears to be marring the introduction of a bill that would require porn stars to get business licenses. On Tuesday, Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez (D–San Diego) and Christina Garcia (D–Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill (A.B.) 2389. The bill would require adult entertainers and video performers, including webcam performers, to obtain a business license and complete a state-mandated training course before being allowed to ply their trade. Requirements for that training would be developed by the state's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), which would, in turn, be advised by a new 10-member, governor-appointed board composed...
  • Reporter points loaded gun at cameraman, pulls trigger to show how “Smart Guns” work

    01/30/2020 7:48:08 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    In two seconds, this guy proved that he should never be allowed to handle a weapon.   A media personality for Vice News recently broke one of the essential rules of gun safety: never let a gun barrel face anything that you are not willing to destroy. While doing a piece on “smart guns”, the reporter pointed a weapon at his own cameraman and pulled the trigger. While the “smart gun” worked as it was intended to, that had to be one of the most flagrantly dangerous manners to handle and treat a firearm, and further exposed the ignorance of...
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célèbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • U.S. Embassy Move Is Escalating the Battle for Jerusalem | VICE on HBO

    12/27/2019 11:40:57 AM PST · by NorseViking · 17 replies
    VICE by YouTube ^ | December 25, 2019
    VICE's Gianna Toboni reports on the aftermath of Trump’s announcement to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Fargo man blows the whistle on massage parlors, says he declined sexual favors at 4 businesses

    10/25/2019 8:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Grand Forks Herald ^ | September 24, 2019 | Robin Huebner
    FARGO — A Fargo man is on a mission to expose local massage parlors for what he believes they are — fronts for commercial sex and human trafficking. Keith Coates, 26, said he visited four such parlors in the metro area, all with the same result — an unmistakable offer from the masseuse for a sexual service in exchange for money, which he declined each time. “I couldn’t believe it. It just seemed so surreal,” said Coates, who has worked as a massage therapist in Fargo for more than two years. In addition, he said he has what he believes...
  • CNN hires 'Vice News Tonight' correspondent Elle Reeve

    09/11/2019 12:09:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/19 | Joe Concha
    "Vice News Tonight" correspondent Elle Reeve will be moving to CNN, the network announced on Wednesday. Reeve earned praise across the industry for reporting on the deadly Charlottesville, Va. white nationalist protests in Aug. 2017 that was featured in a documentary that garnered four Emmys, along with a Peabody and Polk award. She will be based in New York. SNIP
  • Detroit Police Clap Back at Rashida Tlaib for Questioning Their Tactics

    08/21/2019 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) profanity-laced start to her congressional career continued on Twitter on Tuesday. But instead of swearing at President Trump, this time she cursed at the Detroit Police Department. In her trite message, she told the police to get rid of their facial recognition tactics, and shared a Vice News story about Sen. Bernie Sanders being the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to endorse a nationwide ban of the practice. .@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t.https://t.co/ZvHEEQxzWB— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 20, 2019 Some of the criticisms of facial recognition software is that has been...
  • Harry Reid: 'Of Course' Medicare for All and Decriminalizing Border Crossings Are Bad Ideas

    08/20/2019 12:15:57 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 18 replies
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywadgw/exclusive-harry-reid-of-course-medicare-for-all-and-decrim | vice
    WASHINGTON — Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn’t happy that some of his party’s presidential candidates are pushing for Medicare for All and decriminalizing border crossings, two hot-button issues in the Democratic primary. In a half-hour phone conversation with VICE News, Reid was blunt when asked if he thought supporting Medicare for All would be problematic in the 2020 general election.
  • The Tilt of Sunday's New York Times: Polyamory, 'Woke' Playboy, and Abortion Pills

    08/07/2019 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | Tim Graham
    Many Americans think of Sunday at the day for church, but The New York Times encourages its subscribers to see Sunday in a much more sybaritic way. This seemed really obvious on August 4. Sunday Business had a big cover story titled "Can Millennials Save Playboy?" The Hefner family is no longer involved, and "gender editor" Jessica Bennett wrote "This is a newer, woke-er, more inclusive Playboy — if you believe what company executives tell you, and if you are inclined to give an aging brand yet another chance at reinvention." A new underwater cover photo is said to be...
  • Vox: Climate Change is not an existential threat to civilization (like AOC keeps saying)

    06/16/2019 11:04:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/14/2019 | John Sexton
    Vox published an interesting piece Thursday which actually takes some climate change hysteria being pushed by rival outlet Vice to task. The Vice story was titled “New Report Warns ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Within 30 Years.’” The story, which featured an image of a broken statue of liberty standing in water up to her neck, was based on an “analysis” published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, an Australian climate change think tank. It reads in part: On our current trajectory, the report warns, “planetary and human systems [are] reaching a ‘point of...
  • Vice Reporters and Film Crew Accused of Breaking Into Bedroom in Home of 8Chan Owner

    05/20/2019 7:22:33 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/18/2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Vice correspondents Lani Levine and Elle Reeve have been accused of breaking into a bedroom in the Philippines home of 8Chan owner Jim Watkins with a camera crew. The accusation was made by the verified 8Chan Twitter account, which said that the reporters and their crew entered Watkin’s bedroom before being ordered out of the property. Reeve is best known for her work in the Charlottesville documentary for Vice News. Earlier this month Vice published an article about 8Chan referring to it as the place where “racists get radicalized.” “Sites like 8chan and others where racists can get radicalized online...
  • FORMER ATTORNEY OF QUEENS WOMAN WHO FELL TO HER DEATH IN VICE SAYS SHE WAS PRESSURED

    04/17/2019 7:18:43 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 15 replies
    The Appeal ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Emily Whitford
    Yang Song fell four stories onto a sidewalk in Flushing, Queens on the night of November 25th. An officer with the New York City Police Department accompanied her, unconscious, to New York Presbyterian Hospital where doctors placed her on a respirator. They worked for hours: the 35 units of blood they transfused did not take, given the severity of her injuries from the thirty foot fall. NYPD later said that Yang fell from an apartment building on 40th Road while police were attempting to arrest her for allegedly engaging in sex work. These were among the sparse details they released...
  • Those Stupid American Flag Pins May Finally Be Dying Out

    02/23/2019 10:36:03 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 65 replies
    Vice ^ | February 21, 2019 | Justin Caffier
    witter’s favorite large adult son, Donald Trump Jr., produced one of his most thought-provoking self-owns earlier this month, when he attempted to impugn the patriotism of the Democratic women of Congress. On February 6, Trump tweeted a post–State of the Union photo of a white-clad group of congresswomen huddled around Nancy Pelosi with the superimposed caption “NOT ONE AMERICAN FLAG PIN AMONG THEM.” Ironically, Trump also wrote that the photo “speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised.” At the top of his replies, above the cracks about the Trump family’s preference for Russian flags or the gallery...
  • 12 quotes from St. Peter Damian(1000 years ago, on homosexuality amongst the clergy)

    02/21/2019 8:15:32 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 84 replies
    Bettnet ^ | February 24th, 2006 | Domenico Bettinelli
    The following 12 quotes come from the writings of St. Peter Damian, a great ascetic and monk who was especially troubled by the clergy and religious of his time who failed in their duties, especially celibacy. Think of them as a year of monthly intentions for the US bishops to meditate upon in reparation for the Scandal: “Tell us, you unmanly and effeminate man, what do you seek in another male that you do not find in yourself?” “For God’s sake, why do you damnable sodomites pursue the heights of ecclesiastical dignity with such fiery ambition?” “By what right or...
  • French media in crisis as they face their own #MeToo moment

    02/16/2019 11:16:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 16 Feb 2019 | Angelique Chrisafas in Paris
    The scale of online abuse by ‘boys’ club’ Ligue du Lol has sent shockwaves through society F lorence Desruol was a freelance consultant living in Lyon when the attacks began in 2009. Hundreds of abusive messages were posted online, a false account was created in her name, and her head was Photoshopped on to pornograph images and published. “I was called a slut, a whore, my face was grafted on to a picture of a naked woman having sex – it was all designed to humiliate and silence me,” she said. What stood out was that the abuse was coming...
  • Vice Media Hit with Huge Layoffs, 250 Workers Let Go

    02/01/2019 7:23:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc announced to employees Friday morning that the news outlet will slash its headcount by 10 percent as part of a “strategic” restructuring. A Vice Media spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that 250 of its 2500 staffers will be let go to refocus its growth efforts in production and branded content. Employees from departments, including finance and IT, are expected to be impacted by the decision. “Having finalized the 2019 budget, our focus shifts to executing our goals and hitting our marks,” Dubuc (pictured) wrote in a company-wide memo. “We will make Vice the best manifestation...
  • Cheney Haters Flop at the Golden Globes

    01/11/2019 6:34:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhal.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Anyone catching the television ads for the Dick Cheney-trashing movie "Vice" found a heavy promotion of the surprising six Golden Globe nominations it received from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The affirmation also became the "news hook" for press interviews with the director and the actors to weaponize it politically. Sadly for them, only actor Christian Bale won an award, for gaining 40 pounds and talking out of the side of his mouth like the Penguin in a Batman movie. This year's Golden Globes were refreshingly devoid of obnoxious left-wing fulminating -- except for Bale. He felt it appropriate to...
  • FILM: Academy Favorite 'Vice' Distorts History of Iraq War

    12/24/2018 8:14:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2018 | Roger Simon
    I received my Academy screener of "Vice" -- Adam McKay's intermittently black comic biopic of Dick Cheney --- just a few days before its Christmas opening and watched it almost immediately, even though I knew I would hate it. I did. It had exactly the retrograde, conformist Hollywood politics I expected. What I didn't expect was that it would be an aesthetic jumble and quite boring. Nevertheless, "Vice" led the pack of Golden Globe nominations with six and is an early favorite for the Best Picture Oscar. So unfortunately, due to the biased state of our educational system, this could...
  • ‘Vice’ Review: The best superhero origin story of the year (video/trailer included below)

    12/21/2018 4:22:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Sonny Bunch
    Vice—the new biopic about our greatest living vice president, Dick Cheney—is the movie our country needs right now: a story about a small-town guy who overcame the odds and kept his fellow Americans safe in an age of nihilistic terror. It is also the hagiography we need right now, a reminder that America's greatness lies not with its natural resources or fantastic wealth but within the spirit of her citizens. One gets the sense that writer/director Adam McKay intended Vice as a damning critique of the Republican Party's Darth Vader. If that's the case, he's badly missed the mark. The...
  • Kyle Smith: Incompetent Vice Swings at Dick Cheney and Misses

    12/10/2018 9:00:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: It’s a “true story,” we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong. Yet at the end a character will break the fourth wall to assert that the whole thing is factual and say, sarcastically, “Because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal?” That sounds like an invitation to consider the facts and logic of Vice....