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  • Publix wouldn't write Summa Cum Laude on graduation cake due to profanity, SC family says

    05/22/2018 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    abcnews4.com ^ | Monday, May 21st 2018 | by Bill Burr, WCIV
    WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — The signs of a graduation party are still left around the house of the Koscinski family. Jacob graduated Saturday with the highest honors from a Christian-based home-schooling program. So, his mom ordered a cake. "He did not know we were getting a cake because he's not a big cake eater. So we were all standing there waiting to see it and when we opened it, it was a huge shock to all of us," said Cara Koscinski. She explained how she ordered the 3/4 inch sheet cake online through Publix. But when she requested the...
  • Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering [tr]

    05/22/2018 10:17:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2018 | Staff
    The Boy Scouts will ensure that condoms will be made 'readily and easily accessible' at its global gathering this summer, it has been revealed. Rules now require that the host organization of the World Scout Jamboree provide condoms at a 'number of locations' for staff and participants during the event. Leaders of the participating organizations must also communicate the policy to their 'participants, unit leaders, and contingent staff', the mandate requires. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia from July 21 to August 1, 2019.
  • Couple take their 30-year-old millennial son to COURT to try and get him to leave their family [tr]

    05/22/2018 10:15:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2018 | Ashley Collman
    A frustrated couple are taking their own 30-year-old son to court today after trying and failing to get him to fly the coop. Mark and Christina Rotondo, of Camillus, New York, say their son doesn't pay rent or help out around the house so they've had it. Over the past three months, they've given him five written notices to move out, but he has ignored their orders. They initially tried to get him evicted, but learned that since he is a family member, he would have to be removed from their home through an ejectment proceeding.
  • Why such silence from the media that obsesses over alleged Russian interference in our elections?

    05/22/2018 8:27:00 AM PDT · by son of terrence · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | STEVE BALDWIN
    While the media obsess over an alleged Russian conspiracy to collude with Donald Trump to affect America’s 2016 presidential election, what about Obama’s interference in the elections of other countries? Most Americans have no idea that President Obama meddled in elections all over the world. And apparently, the media decided there’s no reason for Americans to know about this illegal activity. Indeed, in 2016, the Los Angeles Times did a story on how America has interfered with other nation’s elections in the past, but they stopped short of mentioning the various foreign elections Obama tried to influence. But the same...
  • 'Queer Space' course examines 'bathhouses,' 'cruising grounds'

    05/22/2018 7:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 22, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    Tufts University is offering a course this fall examining “queer spatial aesthetics” and “queer world-making” in places like “bathhouses, nightclubs, [and] cruising grounds.” According to the course syllabus, “Queer Space: Explorations in Art and Architecture” will address questions such as: “What is ‘queer space’? How have works of art and architecture shaped queer understandings and experiences of space?”
  • 'Supergirl' Casting a Transgender Character for Season Four

    05/22/2018 6:45:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Comic Book ^ | May 22, 2018 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    The CW's Supergirl is casting a transgender character who will play a significant role in the DC Comics-based show's upcoming fourth season, ComicBook.com has learned from multiple sources. This news originates in a casting notice for a character called “Nia Nal,” described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. The character is being cast with open ethnicity, meaning that they do not have a specific ethnic background in mind. She may be positioned to take over the newsroom, as she comes in with a strong journalism background a la Snapper Carr and is described as a “young Cat Grant...
  • Transgender Files $50K Complaint After Muslim Woman Refuses to Wax Genitals

    05/22/2018 5:14:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21, 2018 | Tyler O'Neal
    Earlier this month, a male-to-female transgender filed a $50,000 human rights complaint after a Muslim woman refused to perform a Brazilian wax on his genitals. The unnamed transgender person has repeatedly claimed that he called inquiring about a leg wax, but the owner of Mad Wax, the waxing studio based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, insisted the request clearly indicated his interest in a genital wax. "She never once asked for a leg wax [from] us," Mad Wax manager, president, and CEO Jason Carruthers told PJ Media. "She said, 'Women have penises and women have balls and if your staff is...
  • BRAIN FREEZE: Al Gore Says Trump Challenging ‘HEART AND SOUL’ of Democracy

    05/22/2018 2:28:04 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 25 replies
    THE SEAN HANNITY SHOW ^ | monday may 21 | 55KRC
    “When the heart and soul of our democracy is being challenged, what have you done?” he said. “What will you do?” Some 7,500 of the university’s 40,000 students earned their degrees in a ceremony at Xfinity Center on the state’s flagship campus in College Park. A committee of students chose Gore to speak at their graduation, and his address included what he acknowledged were commencement cliches. He quoted Spanish poet Antonio Machado in encouraging the students not to fear failure; he invoked Nelson Mandela in calling on them to reject hatred and resentment. But at its heart, his speech was...
  • Rochester cops advise man to break into home; woman inside house responds with a gun

    05/22/2018 12:30:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    A situation escalates when the police tell a man to break into his home.Moments after arriving at the city house, Rochester Police Officer Korey McNees offered a solution for the man standing outside who wanted to retrieve items from his uncooperative girlfriend who'd earlier changed the locks: Just break into the house, McNees said. The law allowed it, McNees told the man time and time again in conversations outside of the Genesee Park Boulevard home and captured on police-worn body cameras. If the boyfriend lived there, then he was in his legal right to kick in a door or break...
  • Kendrick Lamar rebukes white fan who rapped n-word on stage with him

    05/21/2018 11:43:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://www.sfgate.com/ ^ | 5/21/18 | Michelle Robertson
    In American society, it is widely acknowledged that white people should not say the n-word. Nor should they rap it. Nor should they rap it on stage at a Kendrick Lamar performance in front of thousands of people. One white-appearing woman, identified in a video as "Delaney," learned that lesson the very public way at Alabama's Hangout Festival on Sunday. Lamar invited Delaney onstage during his song "M.A.A.D. City," which chronicles the rapper and recent Pulitzer Prize winner's experiences growing up in Compton. The song contains 15 instances of the slang word "n---a," three of which Delaney rapped with abandon....
  • Charlize Theron To Play Megyn Kelly In Fox News Movie At Annapurna

    05/21/2018 8:28:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 21, 2018 | Patrick Hipes
    Charlize Theron has been set to play Megyn Kelly in Annapurna Pictures’ untitled movie that will focus on the women of Fox News Channel who worked there during the tenure of Roger Ailes, the chairman and network architect who resigned in 2016 amid a sexual and workplace harassment scandal. Jay Roach is directing the pic written by The Big Short scribe Charles Randolph in a project that has been in the works since before Ailes’ death a year ago. It will feature an ensemble cast with characters portraying Ailes and those at FNC during the scandal, which began when ex–host...
  • Condoms Required at Scouts' 24th World Jamboree

    05/21/2018 8:21:00 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 92 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/21/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Rules demand distribution during coming 12-day 'camping' event. . .The World Scout Committee is demanding that host nations “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [staff] at a number of locations on the site.” . . .
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    05/21/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.
  • Man accused of driving drunk on riding lawnmower in Lafourche Parish(mug shot)

    05/21/2018 6:28:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/21/18 | Laura McKnight
    A Lafourche Parish man was arrested on a DWI charge early Saturday (May 19), after deputies saw him swerving into and out of traffic on a riding lawnmower, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office. Brian Cheramie, 59, admitted to drinking several beers before riding the lawnmower along La. 3162 in his hometown of Cut Off in South Lafourche, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Deputies noticed Cheramie about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, as he was driving the lawnmower along the shoulder of the highway--and swerved into the westbound lane of traffic and then back onto the shoulder.
  • World Ranking Of Countries By Their Average IQ

    05/21/2018 6:20:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 105 replies
    Came across this, and found it interesting. Top 5: Hong Kong 108 Singapore 108 South Korea 106 Japan 105 China 105 Tied for 23rd place: United States 98 Bottom 5: Cameroon 64 Gabon 64 Mozambique 64 Saint Lucia 62 Equatorial Guinea 59 Make of it what you will.
  • Eagle Creek Fire teen ordered to pay $36 million

    05/21/2018 5:44:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.koin.com/ ^ | 5/21/18 | Eileen Park
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Circuit Court Judge John Olson issued his restitution opinion for the teenager who pleaded guilty to starting the Eagle Creek Fire last summer, ordering him to pay $36 million dollars. The teen was in court on Thursday for a restitution hearing, where 11 different claims were submitted from different agencies and companies totaling $36 million. The teen's attorney argued the number was "cruel and unusual."The judge said in his opinion that the judgment does not violate the constitution and "is clearly proportionate to the offense because it does not exceed the financial damages caused by the...
  • Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

    05/21/2018 4:57:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 21 May 2018 12:15 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday May 21st called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is “dangerous for all of us”. The comments from immigration and integration minister Inger Stojberg, a member of the center-right Liberal Party, come after Ramadan, one of Islam’s most revered holidays in which Muslims around the world fast from dawn until dawn, began last week. “I want to call on Muslims to take leave from work during the month of Ramadan to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish...
  • How Far Left Will the Democrats Go in November?

    05/21/2018 4:50:22 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 May, 2018 | Rick Moran
    There's a runoff election in Texas's 7th Congressional District on Tuesday that may give a strong indication of just how far left Democratic candidates will run in November. The race pits the national Democrats' favorite attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher against a Bernie Sanders acolyte, activist Laura Moser. What makes the race interesting is that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) tried to sabotage Moser's candidacy by dumping a thick file of opposition research on the press just prior to the March 6 primary. The unusual move of the national campaign committee to try and undercut one of their own candidates...
  • Ghost Guns: Untraceable firearms in hands of hobbyists, felons and children

    05/21/2018 4:48:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 21 MAY 2018 | ABC 7
    The US Gun Control Act of 1968 allows for the assembly of parts leading to the construction of an unregistered weapon. ATF guidelines state that as long as gun parts are not more than 80 percent completed into a working firearm, then they are not legally considered a gun. That allows for retailers to sell nearly complete parts, with easy-to-follow instructions to finish the remaining 20 percent needed to bring the gun parts into a firing condition. Most online retailers ship across state lines using standard delivery companies. A complete Glock 19 kit is among the simplest kits to assemble,...
  • Too cute: 7 Oklahoma firefighters welcome new babies within 1 year

    05/21/2018 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    WMUR.COM ^ | 21 MAY 2018 | KOKO 5 NEWS
    GLENPOOL, Okla. — This may be the most adorable photo you will see today. Seven Glenpool, Oklahoma, firefighters welcome new babies into the world, and they were born within just one year.