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  • Two Boise men killed in crash involving semi-truck near Las Vegas

    08/14/2018 12:06:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Idaho Press ^ | July 17, 2018 | CBS 2 News Staff
    LAS VEGAS — Two Boise men were killed in a crash Wednesday near Las Vegas, media partner CBS 2 News reports. The Nevada Highway Patrol told station KSNV a semi-truck driver admitted he fell asleep before a five-vehicle crash on Highway 93. The crash happened just before 6 a.m., Wednesday at an active construction zone. According to highway patrol, the semi was filled with sand, so the driver could not stop in time, running over the car in front of him. The car was ripped in half, split down the middle. The two men inside were pronounced dead at the...
  • Harlem Restaurant Sued For Trans Discrimination: Reports

    08/13/2018 6:35:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brendan Krisel
    A restaurant chain is facing a lawsuit regarding a Harlem restaurant staff's refusal to serve a group of transgender woman and a gender nonconforming person. Deja Smith, Daniele Marino, Jonovia Chase, Jahmila Adderley and Valerie Spencer claim they were told the Texas Burgers & Chicken on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street was out of chicken when they attempted to order there on May 28, but a customer directly behind them had his order taken, according to multiple reports. A video of the discriminatory behavior went viral in May after it was posted to Instagram by "Orange is the...
  • 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    08/13/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    AP News ^ | August 12, 2018
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around,” Sonneborn said in a recent televised gubernatorial...
  • Four-year-old saves his grandmother's life by calling 911

    08/13/2018 4:51:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 1 replies
    AZ Family ^ | August 13, 2018 | Mike Cronin
    A 4-year-old Manchester boy is being called a hero after his grandmother stopped breathing on Tuesday and he called 911. Max Velez is being credited with saving her life, and this week, he was recognized for his actions. “I'm so proud because he's really shy, and I guess he was calm the whole situation,” said Fallon Clarke, Max’s mother. While Clarke was at work, he was home with his grandmother when she had a medical emergency. “Really extreme – she couldn't breathe,” Clarke said. “She couldn't get up, so really, Max handled the whole situation, they said.” Max said he...
  • Why Does It Cost So Much to Educate a Child in America?

    08/13/2018 12:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/13/2018 | Paula Bolyard
    We've heard a lot recently about the I Promise School that LeBron James is helping to start in Akron, Ohio, and, in theory, it seems like a good idea: Gather up 240 at-risk students into a school that, in addition to academics, provides "wraparound" services like free breakfast and lunch and an extended school day and school year to keep kids off the streets.The Akron Beacon Journal reports some staggering dollar amounts being poured into the school that will enroll 240 kids. The school, which is public and part of Akron Public Schools, is costing the district nearly $2.9...
  • Pilot dies after crashing plane into his own home, police say

    08/13/2018 12:16:17 PM PDT · by Honest Nigerian · 38 replies
    www.ksl.com ^ | Aug 13th, 2018 | Linda Williams, KSL.com
    PAYSON — A man died when he flew a small airplane into his own home early Monday morning following a domestic dispute, police said. The deceased is identified as Duane Youd, according to Payson Police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. Police arrested Youd about 7:30 p.m. Sunday following a domestic dispute in American Fork Canyon, Sandoval said. He was released from the Utah County Jail on bail, then followed procedure in requesting a police escort to retrieve belongings at the home near 600 E. Canyon Road about midnight. A short time later, Youd flew a plane belonging to a company he had...
  • Young Russians in Prague Find that 1968 Russian-Led Invasion Casts Long Shadow

    08/13/2018 12:07:58 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Radio Prague ^ | August 13, 2018 | Daniela Lazarová, Libor Kukal
    The number of Russians residing and working in the Czech Republic has been steadily growing in recent years. Today Russians are the fourth strongest foreign minority in the country, after Vietnamese, Slovak and Ukrainian nationals. In the last decade their number rose from 23,000 to 37,000. For young Russians, Prague is an attractive city free of the constraints of the Putin regime, and a good place for business and entertainment. The language barrier is easily surmountable due to both nations speaking a Slavic language. However there is one barrier that is harder to cross and that is the stigma of...
  • Jermaine Greshams Random Acts of Kindness

    08/13/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 22 2018 | Josh Weinfuss
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Delilah Cassidy's tweet thread was building to a climactic ending. At 1:37 p.m. on May 30, Cassidy, a law student at Arizona State University, began tweeting about her experience at an airport gate en route to Phoenix from a European trip. By now, the story is internet lore. But that afternoon, she was unveiling it to the digital world tweet by tweet. She was about to board an American Airlines flight when the gate agent told her she needed to pay $50 to bring her carry-on with her. If she didn't want to pay, the agent said,...
  • And the cash goes back into my pocket!

    08/13/2018 8:15:53 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 29 replies
    (Vanity) | 13 August 2018 | areukiddingme1
    Dear NFL, I have been a lifelong fan since the age of 10 – That’s more than 50 years…. I have followed many players, and only two teams in my life. The players I have followed have always been the “stand up for the flag” kind of players, I mean it just figures because I was drawn to serve my country – Not because I had to, or because it was my only option. I chose to serve out of nothing more than the pure love of my country. After serving onboard ships for nine years and three years with...
  • Democratic Socialism is a Scam

    08/13/2018 8:04:56 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    Quillette ^ | August 6, 2018 | Giancarlo Sopo
    Democratic Socialism is a Scam When I attended a rally with my family in Little Havana for then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007, our old neighborhood greeted both us and the future 44th president as if we were traitors. Older, conservative protestors yelled “Comunistas!” at us from across the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. We brushed off the attacks because we knew they came from understandably traumatized exiles and, to paraphrase the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, as Cuban Americans, we know socialism when we see it. Obama was no socialist. In fact, his message resonated with us, in part, because of...
  • Jack Whitehall sparks fury as he is cast as Disney’s first gay character despite being straight (tr)

    08/13/2018 6:54:16 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | August 13, 2018 | SAFEEYAH KAZI
    Jack Whitehall has faced a backlash over reports that he has been cast as Disney’s first openly gay character. The British comedian has reportedly landed himself a role in forthcoming action adventure The Jungle Cruise, but Disney fans are questioning why a straight actor has been cast instead of a gay actor. According to reports, he will star alongside Emily Blunt and The Rock in what has been described as a “turning point” in Disney’s colourful history. The film is supposedly set in the 19th century, where LGBTQ+ rights were non-existent. @raunanand Why is Jack Whitehall (Jack Whitehall!) played Disney's...
  • Pearce is willing to reach across the aisle (NM Gov race, Endorsed by former Dem Gov)

    08/12/2018 5:42:14 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jerry Apodaca / Former New Mexico Governor
    These past years I have sat on the sidelines very quietly enjoying life with family and friends, observing from a distance. I know the new politicians of the 21st century don’t need my advice. But friends recently suggested I sit down with both gubernatorial candidates to discuss the concerns I outlined above. I agreed to but didn’t expect anyone to call. I never heard from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. I did receive a call from Congressman Steve Pearce. I was surprised how open he was and how we agreed on about 80 percent of the issues that plague New Mexico....
  • Donald Trump broke the presidency. It's time to get rid of the job altogether.

    08/12/2018 2:18:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 89 replies
    USA Today | August 10, 2018 | Tina Dupuy
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/08/10/donald-trump-russia-election-inept-monarch-abolish-presidency-column/923543002/
  • What Would Be The Ideal Wife? How Should She Treat Her Husband?

    08/12/2018 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 72 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 8/12/2018 | Architect of Avalon
    Please answer the title question with as many points as you can come up with. What interpersonal dynamics and actions would make the husband the happiest? Additionally, what would the ideal husband be like, and how should he treat his wife?
  • Abby Huntsman Is Expected to Replace Sara Haines on The View, Source Says

    08/12/2018 7:00:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    People.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | Maria Pasquini and Michele Corriston
    Abby Huntsman Is Expected to Replace Sara Haines on The View, Source Says Maria Pasquini and Michele Corriston August 10, 2018 09:40 AM Pull up a chair! Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Abby Huntsman has officially been chosen to replace Sara Haines on The View, according to a report from Mediaite. Haines announced last month that she will be departing the talk show at the end of the season in order to join Michael Strahan on a new third hour of Good Morning America, which is expected to premiere on Sept. 10. Fox News confirmed to Mediaite that after this...
  • Dem Lead Falls to 4 Pts in Generic

    08/12/2018 5:03:43 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 11, 2018
    2018 Generic Congressional Vote RCP Average 7/19 - 8/7 -- 44.2 Dem 40.3 Rep Democrats +3.9
  • NYS DOT, Police urging drivers to be careful, considerate when traveling through work zones

    08/11/2018 10:14:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Binghamton Homepage ^ | July 25, 2018 | Nexstar Broadcasting
    KIRKWOOD, N.Y. - New York State officials are warning of an alarming increase in reckless driving and crashes in highway work zones this year. The Department of Transportation and State Police held a news conference Wednesday at the Interstate 81 Welcome Center in Kirkwood to spread the message that drivers need to be more careful and considerate when traveling through construction zones. In particular, they want drivers to put down their phones and slow down. The DOT brought a damaged attenuator for a visual example. It was crushed earlier this year along Interstate 87 near Albany. An attenuator is a...
  • We used to wear those hideous knee-high gym socks

    08/11/2018 8:54:42 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 69 replies
    Remember those striped gym socks that used to be all the rage from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s? I can't believe that I used to wear those socks but I did and so did a lot of other people. Girls didn't have to wear them. They always got to go sockless...if they wanted. But some of them wore those socks too. Don't know why. But boys, not so lucky. We had to wear these...
  • For Some Chinese Uighurs, Modeling Is A Path To Success

    08/11/2018 7:26:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 2017 | Rob Schmitz
    Speaking to a foreign journalist is usually a stressful endeavor for a Uighur in China. Uighurs belong to a Muslim ethnic minority and speak a language closer to Turkish than Chinese. These differences from China's dominant ethnicity, the Han, have been at the root of a tense and sometimes violent relationship between Uighurs and China's government. But there's another difference many Uighurs possess that the rest of China is attracted to: their appearance. With their looks, they can easily flow through cultures," says Liu. "They can play multiple roles. If you need to cast a foreigner in a movie, they...
  • Photos Surface of ‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn at Pedophilia-Themed Party

    08/11/2018 2:37:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2018 | John Nolte
    Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn attended a pedophilia-themed party, according to photographs surfacing online. The Daily Caller’s Ian Miles Cheong appears to have been the first to find and publish the photos, seen below. Ian Miles Cheong ✔ @stillgray I wish I never defended James Gunn. The now-disgraced Gunn was fired by the Walt Disney Co. last month after countless “jokes” about child rape were dug up on his Twitter account.