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  • PM Rowley sorry for ‘sari skit’ (Trinidad and Tobago)

    08/19/2018 7:29:46 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Trinidad Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Joel Julien
    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night unreservedly apologised to the Hindu community for a skit performed at the People’s National Movement (PNM) family day, saying the skit was disrespectful to that religion but it was done out of ignorance and not malicious intent. Rowley gave the apology during a PNM political meeting held at the Malabar Community Centre last night. “Tonight, on behalf of the People’s National Movement and all concerned, I unreservedly apologise to the Hindu community,” he said.
  • Asia Argento, Who Accused Weinstein, Made Deal With Her Own Accuser

    08/19/2018 7:01:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Failing New York Times ^ | 8/19/2018 | Kim Severson
    The Italian actress and director Asia Argento was among the first women in the movie business to publicly accuse the producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement. Her boyfriend, the culinary television star Anthony Bourdain, eagerly joined the fight. But in the months that followed her revelations about Mr. Weinstein last October, Ms. Argento quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past...
  • The Economist’s 10 most liveable cities in the world: Australia and Canada Dominate 6 of 10 spots

    08/19/2018 4:36:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | 08/18/2018
    America just isn’t that liveable compared to the rest of the world it seems.The annual global “liveability” ranking of cities saw the top 10 spots mostly split between Australia, Canada and Japan, according to CNBC. No American city made the top 20.The ranking is put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit and includes 140 cities in a process which considers healthcare, culture, infrastructure, crime and conflict, and education among others as factors in scoring. The highest-ranked American city was Honolulu at 23. Here’s a look at which cities made the top 10. [CNBC]—Erin Hudson1. Vienna, Austria (Credit: Pixabay) 2. Melbourne,...
  • Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

    08/19/2018 4:28:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    New Republic ^ | June 2017 | Kathryn Joyce
    Over the past five years, in fact, it has become increasingly clear—even to some conservative Christians—that fundamentalist churches face a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse and institutional denial that could ultimately involve more victims than the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church. In 2012, an investigation at Bob Jones University, known as the “fortress of fundamentalism,” revealed that the school had systematically covered up allegations of sexual assault and counseled victims to forgive their attackers. Sovereign Grace, a network of “neo-Calvinist” churches, has been facing multiple allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse. In 2014, a New Republic investigation found...
  • WTF is with Brennen and his security clearance?

    08/19/2018 2:04:26 PM PDT · by Scooter100 · 65 replies
    I don't understand this Brennen security clearance thing.
  • The Hajj journey begins: Stunning images show Saudi Arabia preparing for the arrival of [tr]

    08/16/2018 7:14:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | Debbie White
    More than one million pilgrims have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, days before the kingdom prepares to host its mammoth annual Hajj pilgrimage, according to state media. The Hajj, which is expected to draw more than two million pilgrims this year, represents a key rite of passage for Muslims and a massive logistical challenge for Saudi authorities – as these stunning images show.
  • SOROS booted from ANOTHER country: POLAND Deports Top Soros Organizer and Agitator back to Ukraine

    08/19/2018 12:16:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 19 August 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Poland strikes back — fresh on the heels Of Hungary throwing Soros out of that country, too. The great defenders of individual freedom and liberty are coming from countries that have lived under boot of totalitarianism and oppression They know what freedom is and they know what it is to lose it. Nazi collaborator and woman-beater George Soros has financed election rigging, the hijrah into Europe, Antifa, quislings in the EU, open borders, mass migration, ‘Palestinianism’, anti-Israel groups, anti-Americanism, funding jihad murderers legal expense, the boycott of Israel, anti-Trump groups, violent Berkeley rioters, et al — every evil group...
  • Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms [North Kansas City]

    08/19/2018 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 1:45 PM EDT
    A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at Rising Hill Elementary and Northview Elementary in the North Kansas City School District two new elementary schools are enclosed with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors, the Kansas City Star reported. The restrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink. Both male and female symbols adorn the same sign on the wall outside the bathrooms. The elementary schools opened...
  • The Importance to Liberals of Ignorance and Stupidity

    08/19/2018 8:29:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Aug, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." So said Martin Luther King, Jr. The danger lies, in part, in the fact that these characteristics are both intellectual and moral defects, which render the possessor of these flaws vulnerable to manipulation by those who use the illusion of morality to accomplish utterly immoral ends. Never in our lifetimes have these two flaws been more proudly demonstrated and celebrated than now, in reaction to the presidency of Donald Trump. Because of his effect, the incoherent emotionalism of the left, coupled with leftists' carefully taught inability to...
  • Caught on camera: Car goes 198 mph on Wake County [NC] highway

    08/19/2018 7:06:37 AM PDT · by jjotto · 79 replies
    ABC 11 Raleigh-Durham ^ | August 17, 2018 | Josh Chapin
    WAKE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) -- One hundred ninety-eight miles per hour! It's how fast a driver in Wake County got up to last month on US-1 near the Triangle Expressway. William Jefferson, 22, was behind the wheel -- he has since been charged with street racing and reckless driving. Only on #ABC11 the wild video of a street racing stunt in wake county. If you can believe it, the car got up to 198 MPH! @NCSHP pic.twitter.com/7kL4vBqSju — Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 17, 2018 "It's one reason why I don't want my kids on the roads late at night," said...
  • To Lil' Andy Cuomo [vanity]

    08/19/2018 3:57:36 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 24 replies
    from my Deplorable mind | 2018-08-19 | Mr_Moonlight
    This was not a 'gaffe' nor was it 'out of context' You said it. You meant it. You own it! (and we won't forget it !!) You're so-called 'apology' and so-called 'clarification' is NOT ACCEPTED !! This isn't the first time you've said something stoopit and divisive ... remember; "conservatives have no place in New York" ??? Yep, you said that one as well ... You also fully support 'facial-recognition' cameras on NY highways to identify regular normal people going about their daily business, and then chimed in almost giddily that there are '16 million photos in the NYS data...
  • Mom's jitters give way to pride as Jesse Hernandez debuts as first male Saintsation

    08/18/2018 7:49:08 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 29 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | Aug 17, 2018 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    After spending about $100 on lower-bowl tickets and driving 2˝ hours from the Lafayette area, Tracey Hernandez was nervous as she took her seat near midfield of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night. It wasn’t the preseason game the Saints were about to play against Arizona that worried her — the dance instructor hardly watches football. What mattered to her was how her son, Jesse, would fare in his debut as the first-ever male member of the Saintsations, New Orleans’ NFL dance team.
  • Batman No Longer Believes in God: DC Comics Turns Him From Christian to Atheist

    08/18/2018 5:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Batman, one of DC Comics' most recognizable fictional heroes, no longer believes in God in the latest comic book issue. ScreenRant shared the storyline details for Batman #53, released on Wednesday, which comes at the conclusion of comic writer Tom King's post-Catwoman/Batman wedding arc. In the story, Catwoman leaves Batman, whose secret identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne, at the altar. This leaves Wayne in a questioning state, where he explores his life and reflects on his theological background — he had been raised as a Christian by his father, Thomas. In one exchange with another character, Wayne is asked, "Do...
  • Shocking moment a Kentucky snake-handling preacher is bitten and has to be carried from his...

    08/18/2018 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jessica Green For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment a Kentucky snake-handling preacher is bitten and has to be carried from his church, four years after his pastor father was killed by a rattlesnake This is the startling moment a controversial American pastor, whose father was killed after being bitten by a snake, is himself attacked by a serpent. Cody Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky - one of America’s last remaining snake-handling churches. During his sermon, Pastor Coots can be seen handling a snake as he preaches to his congregation.
  • HOW THE LEFT IS OUTSOURCING CENSORSHIP OF THE INTERNET

    08/18/2018 8:56:13 AM PDT · by Bell Bouy II · 28 replies
    Power Line ^ | 8/17/18 | john Hinderaker
    Liberals control every newspaper in America, as far as I know, except the Manchester Union Leader. They control CBS, ABC, NBC and every cable network except Fox News. They control what is left of the news magazines, and pretty much every other magazine, too. Only talk radio and the pesky internet lie outside their grasp, so that is where they seek to impose censorship. But they have a problem: the First Amendment. The government can’t suppress conservative speech on the ground that it is “hate speech,” i.e., something that liberals don’t like. That was recently reaffirmed by a 9-0 decision...
  • 37 Children Die In Hot Cars Each Year, According To A New Report

    08/18/2018 4:27:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 55 replies
    CNN via simplemost ^ | 6/12/2018 | unknown
    The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in hot cars, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year. The council released a report this month that says 742 US children died of heatstroke in vehicles between 1998 and 2017. Forty-two children died in these conditions in 2017, up from 39 the previous year. Just 21 states have laws regarding this issue, the report says; eight include the possibility of felony charges for individuals who deliberately leave...
  • Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

    08/17/2018 11:35:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 169 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18Aug18 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents -- including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus -- denounced Trump's decision to strip Brennan of his security clearance.
  • Massachusetts Republican beats trans driver’s license bill by forcing votes on all 73 genders

    08/17/2018 8:45:46 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    Life Site ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Legislation to add a “Gender X” option to driver’s license should have been a straightforward task in the far-left state of Massachusetts, but one Republican lawmaker managed to derail the bill by taking transgender ideology to its furthest extreme. The state Senate voted in June to approve the measure, which would have also extended the option to learner’s permits and state identification cards. No documentation would have been required to prove an applicant is neither male nor female. “It’s a milestone,” bill sponsor Sen. Karen Spilka, a Democrat, said at the time. Despite the state House of Representatives being just...
  • Netflix Cancels Joel McHale, Michelle Wolf Talk Shows

    08/17/2018 6:44:57 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 27 replies
    Netflix has decided to cancel a pair of talk shows on Friday: “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale” and “The Break With Michelle Wolf.” Both shows had finished their respective runs, with “The Break” wrapping up its 13 episode order on July 31. The streamer will not order any more episodes.
  • Miss America Slams the Miss America Organization

    08/17/2018 3:46:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jonah Engel Bromwich and Sara Simon
    Cara Mund, whose reign as Miss America comes to a close next month, accused the pageant’s parent organization of systematically silencing her in a letter made public Friday. It was the latest setback for the organization, which has struggled to reinvent itself after a string of scandals. In a missive that ran over 3,000 words long, Ms. Mund said that the pageant’s leadership had “reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America in subtle and not-so-subtle ways on a daily basis.” She went on to say that members of the organization had prevented her...