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  • Pittsburgh: Student’s mother beats up teacher for disciplining child

    10/19/2017 9:51:03 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 42 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 10/19/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A fourth grade teacher at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 was hospitalized Wednesday after being followed and beaten by a student’s mother after confiscating the child’s cell phone during class. Daishonta Marie Williams, 29, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with aggravated assault, stalking, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person.
  • Garbage men help reunite man with discarded diamond

    10/19/2017 1:59:38 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 9 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.13.17 | Editor
    In a recent Twitter post, the New York City Department of Sanitation celebrated a reunion its employees were able to help facilitate. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter After he received access to what he said were hundreds of full trash bags, Mike Diamond told WCBS it took only about 15 minutes to recover the three-carat gem his fiancee threw out.
  • Halloween house brings "Trumpian" nightmare alive

    10/19/2017 11:18:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 18, 2017 | The Hartford Courant
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Skeletons, tombstones . and a spooky political pirate ship? The latter may not be a typical autumn adornment, but at West Hartford resident Matt Warshauer's house, there is no such thing as an ordinary Halloween decoration. For nearly 15 years, Warshauer has designed and enlisted family and friends to construct an original scene using Halloween ornaments to comment on the nation's political landscape in his front yard at 115 North Main St. The themes are typically critical of the Republican Party. Warshauer, a professor of American history at Central Connecticut State University, has gained notoriety for...
  • Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig Insists Clinton Could Still Be Installed as President

    10/17/2017 5:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 17, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    A Harvard Law professor posted an essay on social media recently that laid out a complicated process he believes could lead to Hillary Clinton still becoming President of the United States. Lawrence Lessig flirted with running for president as a Democrat in 2016, but dropped out before the primaries. After Donald Trump won the election, he led a failed effort to convince the electoral college to ignore the voters' will and install Clinton. In a Medium post last week, the professor insisted it was still possible for the eventual Democratic nominee to become president. Lessig said the first step was...
  • This Miami politician says she was abducted by aliens. But is that a bad thing?

    10/16/2017 6:41:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Miami.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Amy Reyes, Editor
    <p>Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera claims she has been to infinity and beyond. The Miami Herald reports that YouTube videos have surfaced in which the former Doral city council member says she was visited by aliens when she was 7 years old. Her extraterrestrial friends have also slipped her a few telepathic DMs since that meeting.</p>
  • Congressman Sounds Alarm: Imran Awan Clan Sold U.S. Intel Secrets To Pakistan & Beyond

    10/14/2017 6:43:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Oct 14, 2017 | ADMIN
    The taxpayers’ dollars confiscated from Congress is “not the highest of our concerns,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in an interview about the case of IT staffer Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and their wives Natalia Sova and Hina Alvi. The Awans were highly paid IT administrators working for dozens of House Democrats until Capitol Police began probing them earlier this year. The family is accused of stealing equipment from more than 20 congressional offices and accessing the House IT system without members’ knowledge. “The American people deserve to know the truth to this; it is a big...
  • Cops accept wanted man’s Facebook challenge

    10/12/2017 9:50:20 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 6 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.11.17 | Editor
    When a Redford, Michigan, man with outstanding warrants posted his challenge to local law enforcement, cops did not take long to respond.
  • LIZ SMITH: End Credits (Doesn't regret supporting Harvey Weinstein)

    10/12/2017 8:00:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    New York Social Diary ^ | October 12, 2017 | Liz Smith & Denis Ferrara
    The Best From The New Vanity Fair ... Rick Skye ... Rainbow Flags ... and The End Credits Roll For Harvey Weinstein. “WHY? Are you planning to kill me?!” That is Shonda Rhimes of “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, answering Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire query “How would you like to die?” I love the PQ. I usually turn to it first, for laughs and more than occasional inspiration, before tackling the rest of the magazine. NOVEMBER’s VF, with Kate McKinnon on the cover, is one of those issues simply packed with great stuff. McKinnon’s profile,...
  • Why You Shouldn't Dress Your Kid In A Political Halloween Costume (Unintentionally funny)

    10/10/2017 11:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Romper ^ | October 11, 2017 | Keiko Zoll
    It's that time of year again, when parents begin to scramble for Halloween costumes for their kids as the days tick ever closer to All Hallows Eve. Thanks to television and movies, there is a virtual pantheon of kids' characters and superheroes from which to choose. Of course, there are also the safe "everyday" costumes like firefighters and doctors. But there is definitely one area from which parents should stay away — and I'm not just talking about culturally insensitive or appropriative costumes, either. Here's why you shouldn't dress your kid in a political Halloween costume. I know it's tempting...
  • Chelsea Manning’s latest excuse for treason is… interesting

    10/10/2017 7:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Having had his sentence for betraying the nation commuted by President Barack Obama, former soldier Chelsea Manning is making the rounds of various public speaking appearances. One of these took place in the Big Apple at the New Yorker Festival yesterday. When the question came up of the hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents he dumped out into the public sphere, Manning claimed that he had not, in fact, done anything wrong. The reason? They weren’t “intelligence documents” but rather “historical data.” And no… I’m not even kidding. (Fox News) Chelsea Manning on Sunday told a crowd at the annual...
  • PERISCOPE VIDEO: Freeper Predicted EXACT Day Mrs. Harvey Weinstein Would Split!!!

    10/10/2017 5:24:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Periscope ^ | October 10, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    VIDEO Note: My prediction that Mrs. Harvey Weinstein that she would split on Tuesday (today) comes at the 40 second mark.
  • Lena Dunham calls for men to denounce Harvey Weinstein

    10/09/2017 5:47:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 9, 2017 | DAVID CANFIELD
    The ‘Girls’ creator wrote an op-ed for the ‘New York Times’ in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein Lena Dunham has called out men in Hollywood for their “deafening silence” in the wake the sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times op-ed, the Girls creator and star claimed that while Weinstein is the most “powerful man in Hollywood to be revealed as a predator” and his alleged behavior is “a microcosm of what has been happening in Hollywood since always and of what workplace harassment looks like for women everywhere.” “A liberal-leaning...
  • Comparing Two Natalee Holloway Documentaries – Connecting The Dots – Searching For The Truth

    10/05/2017 7:18:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I have been trying to connect the dots for Natalee Holloway for years. In fact, I have researched her disappearance from the island of Aruba since that day she did not make her flight home. That horrific day was May 30, 2005, and it began one of the biggest investigations ever launched to find a missing person. Were there any gaps or clues that were missed from the time Natalee vanished in 2005 to now in 2017? below is an analysis of the 2008 documentary by Peter R. de Vries and the documentary ‘The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” on the...
  • Billie Jean King says she's upset with women who voted Trump

    10/04/2017 9:29:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | October 4, 2017 | Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - Tennis icon Billie Jean King is not mincing words about the many white women who voted for Donald Trump, saying they "really don't like themselves." King, who led the fight for equal pay for women in tennis, also says she feels there is more misogyny now than when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973, the subject of the new movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. "I think there's a lot of misogyny - I think it's higher now than it was," King said in an interview Tuesday...
  • Cops taunt owner after finding pot-filled briefcase

    10/04/2017 11:24:23 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.2.17 | Editor
    During a recent call, police in Pembroke Pines, Fla., found a briefcase packed with more than 10 pounds of marijuana. The department posted an image of the haul on Facebook, along with a message to the person who left it.
  • Venezuela, N. Korea offer asylum to oppressed NFL players

    10/03/2017 5:09:31 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 20 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 9/25/2017 | Kommissar Brainiac
    The governments of Venezuela and North Korea came out today offering asylum to those oppressed NFL players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem. "We understand how oppressive that song can be and if you accept our offer, you will never have to hear it again," said a joint spokesperson. "We would also invite them to deposit their funds in our banks and invest in our countries. It would be worthwhile." The governments also reminded the players that they are still owned by capitalist team owners so we understand their oppression is real. Meanwhile Nancy Polosi, Charles Schumer and...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday October 3, 2017

    10/03/2017 4:57:43 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 16 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday October3, 2017 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". anhedonia [an-hee-doh-nee-uh] -nlack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.[1895-1900; < Greek an- an-1+ hēdon(ḗ) pleasure + -ia -ia]
  • Snowflake Teacher Tells Parents And Kids To Call Her Nongendering Pronouns Like “They & Them

    10/02/2017 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | September 29, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Snowflake Teacher Tells Parents And Kids To Call Her Nongendering Pronouns Like “They & Them
  • Art Festival Plans to Erect a 45-Foot Naked Woman Sculpture On the National Mall

    09/30/2017 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 28, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Organizers for an art festival are seeking $90,000 to erect a 45-foot-tall sculpture of a naked woman on the National Mall as way to combat the objectification of female bodies. WTOP reports the Catharsis on the Mall organizers are trying to raise money to move the sculpture, known as R-Evolution, from San Francisco to Washington D.C. so it can be placed on the National Mall facing the White House, for all festival-goers and tourists to see. The fundraising page for the move, which has received almost $20,000 in three days (albeit only 22 percent of its goal), claims the R-Evolution sculpture can...
  • PIV is always rape, ok?

    01/04/2014 3:58:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...