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  • Disney Music Executive Charged with Child Sex Abuse

    12/12/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 1 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/8/2017 | Gene Maddaus
    Jon Heely, the director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Heely, 58, of Santa Clarita, is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls approximately a decade ago. He allegedly victimized the first girl when she was 15. According to the charges, he began abusing the second when she was about 11 years old and continued until she was 15. In a statement, a Disney spokesman said the company suspended Heely late on Friday, after being informed of the charges. “Immediately upon learning of this situation tonight, he has been suspended...
  • Democrat introduces resolution for official investigation into Trump harassment

    12/12/2017 10:21:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A House Democrat introduced a measure Tuesday calling on Congress to establish an official congressional probe into allegations that President Trump harassed women in the decades before he won office. The resolution, should it reach the House floor, could force Republicans to have to vote either for or against a probe.
  • CNN's Jim Acosta: Media need 'different kind of playbook' for Trump

    12/12/2017 10:20:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/12/17 | Eddie Scarry
    CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said reporters must change the way they have traditionally done their jobs in order to effectively cover President Trump. In an interview Tuesday on radio host Hugh Hewitt's show, Acosta defended his often confrontational approach to questioning White House officials.
  • Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward

    12/12/2017 10:08:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    zdnet. ^ | 12 12 17 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period. I run many operating systems every day, from macOS, to Windows 7 and 10, to more Linux desktop distributions than you can shake a stick at. And, once more, as a power-user's power user, I've found the latest version of Linux Mint to be the best of the best. Why? Let's start with the basics. MacOS has been shown to have the worst bug I've ever seen in an operating system: The macOS High Sierra security hole that lets anyone get full administrative control. Windows, old and...
  • Study Of 1.8 Million Women Links Birth Control And Breast Cancer

    12/12/2017 10:03:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Federalist.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    Danish researchers have found there are approximately 13 additional breast cancer cases for every 100,000 women who use hormonal contraception for one year. Women who use hormonal birth control pills and other forms of contraceptives have a small but increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study from Denmark has found — the latest in a string of dangerous side-effects researchers have discovered about the risks of hormonal contraceptives. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 1.8 million Danish women for an average of more than 10 years. Of those women, researchers identified 11,517 cases...
  • Apple’s powerful new iMac Pro launches December 14

    12/12/2017 9:59:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | December 12, 2017 | MacDailyNews Staff
    “Apple said Tuesday that the new iMac will be available on December 14,” Todd Haselton reports for CNBC. “The news was confirmed in an e-mail from Apple that was sent to customers.” “Earlier, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller said in an interview that the company’s iMac Pro would launch in the next couple of days,” Haselton reports. “Apple announced the iMac Pro, its most powerful desktop computer to date, back in June.”The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is...
  • Trump grabbed my 'caboose' at Mar-a-Lago in front of Ray Charles, flirted with me

    12/12/2017 9:58:35 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 83 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 12, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Trump grabbed my 'caboose' at Mar-a-Lago in front of Ray Charles, flirted with me in front of Melania, then called me a liar when he ran for president claims a new accuser Another woman went on Megyn Kelly Today on NBC to accuse Trump of groping her, this time at Mar-a-Lago during a Ray Charles concert Mindy McGillivray says Trump grabbed her 'caboose' backstage in ront of the star and also flirted with her years later in front of his wife Melania Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks previously made allegations that Trump sexually assaulted them when he was...
  • Sig Sauer will sell commercial version of Army’s new M17 service pistol

    12/12/2017 9:57:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    americanmiltarynews.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | PETER REID
    The U.S. Army’s full-size XM17 MHS. Sig Sauer plans to sell a version of this pistol on the commercial market. (101st Airborne Division photo) A commercial version of the U.S. Army’s newest service pistol, the M17, will be sold by Sig Sauer starting next year, Military.com reported. “We are planning to do a limited release of about 5,000 of the Army variant of the M17 for the commercial market,” Tom Taylor, Sig Sauer’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president for commercial sales, told Military.com. “The timing is not finalized yet, but it looks to be late spring.” Taylor told...
  • North Korea readying for another nuclear test? Satellite images show hectic activity at Punggye-ri

    12/12/2017 9:57:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | Updated December 12, 2017 14:54 GMT | By India Ashok
    North Korea appears to be pressing ahead with its nuclear programme. Satellite images recently detected hectic activity at the North Korean nuclear test site, Punggye-ri. Experts say that after North Korea's last nuclear test, minor tremors were detected near Mt Mantap, located close to the nuclear site. However, Pyongyang is now engaged in additional tunnel work at the site. According to experts at 38North, a US-based think tank, the fresh activities were detected at the West Portal of the site – indicating that the site may be undergoing an expansion. Meanwhile, the North Portal, where the previous five tests were...
  • BFP Exclusive: A Rothschild Plot against Putin?

    12/12/2017 9:56:25 AM PST · by Oak Leafer · 2 replies
    Newsbud ^ | JANUARY 8, 2015 | PROFESSOR FILIP KOVACEVIC
    More than six years ago, on October 1, 2008, with the 2008 presidential elections just a month away, the left-wing Nation magazine published an article entitled "McCain's Kremlin ties".[i] This article investigated the ties between one of the richest and politically most powerful persons in Russia, the husband of Boris Yeltsin's grand-daughter, Oleg Deripaska and the long-time US Senator and, at the time, the Republican presidential candidate John McCain... The article made much of a meeting between Deripaska and McCain in the coastal Montenegrin town of Kotor on August 30, 2006. Allegedly, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday on board of...
  • Britain unveils Brexit for animals plan

    12/12/2017 9:56:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 1 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/11/17 | afp
    Environment Secretary Michael Gove said Tuesday, promising that welfare standards would improve after leaving the European Union. "We are a nation of animal lovers so we will make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too," said Gove, a leading pro-Brexit campaigner for the 2016 EU referendum. Gove was presenting a draft law that would enshrine the concept of animal sentience into British law and introduce new jail sentences for animal abusers. "Britain outside the European Union can have higher standards on the environment and indeed on animal welfare," he said.
  • AAUP Assaults Science, National Security & Academic Freedom

    12/12/2017 9:56:22 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has issued a report on "National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom" that might leave readers who have studied such matters scratching their heads. "The Trump administration's alarming hostility to science has exacerbated already troubling threats to academic freedom in the physical and natural sciences in two different areas," the AAUP states. "In the area of international scientific exchange, Chinese or Chinese American scientists have been targeted and charged with espionage." "The second area, the field of climate science, has been subjected to vicious attempts to discredit its validity, which have...
  • Woman With Down Syndrome Rips Into Pro-Abortion UN Speaker

    12/12/2017 9:50:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    CHURCH MILLITANT ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | David Nussman • ChurchMilitant.com
    "My extra chromosome makes me far more tolerant than you, sir" DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - An academic expert at the United Nations supported the abortion of Down syndrome babies, and a young woman with Down Syndrome pushed back. Ben Achour, professor and expert at the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC), is on video saying in early November that pregnant mothers should be able to abort babies that test positive for Down syndrome. One person with Down syndrome responded in a video of her own. Identified only as Charlotte, she begins, "Mr. Ben Achour, your comments about people with Down syndrome deeply...
  • GOP outreach to Hispanics is paying off in Las Vegas

    12/12/2017 9:49:23 AM PST · by 198ml · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12/12/17 | Jesus Marquez
    The Republican Party is working diligently to support Hispanics who are eager to become civically engaged leaders in their communities. Last month, I led a Republican Leadership Initiative event in Las Vegas to teach local activists how to mobilize their communities around issues that affect them. The training — tailored to a Spanish-speaking audience — was an opportunity to share our conservative message as we work to earn the widespread support of people from all backgrounds, nationwide. To win elections in 2018 and beyond, we must ensure that Americans know that our values of limited government and economic freedom are...
  • Port Authority bombing suspect wrote on Facebook: 'Trump you failed to protect your nation'

    12/12/2017 9:48:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/17 | Katherine Lam/ ap
    The Bangladeshi man accused of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and detonating it in a subway passageway Monday wrote on Facebook before the attack that President Trump “failed to protect” the U.S. and left handwritten notes in his home saying, “O America, die in your rage,” a criminal complaint against Akayed Ullah stated.
  • Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ [Spoilers]

    12/12/2017 9:48:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | December 12, 2017 | Peter Debruge
    Surely, all “Star Wars” fans hope each new installment will be the best ever. But in the case of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” that seemed like an actual possibility. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, a Sundance alum who established his serious-filmmaker bona fides with his 2005 indie debut, “Brick,” before graduating to young Christopher Nolan territory via the relatively big-budget sci-fi movie “Looper,” Episode VIII seemed to have everything going for it.
  • “I slowly reached for her breast”: In 1992, @CoryBooker Admitted He Once Sexually Assaulted A Woman

    12/12/2017 9:47:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 12/11/17
    In 1992, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) admitted he once sexually assaulted a woman in a column he wrote for the Stanford Daily titled “So much for stealing second.” On February 19th, 1992, Booker, at the time masters student Stanford University who wrote a weekly Stanford Daily opinion column, penned the piece, in which he recounted his own experience with sexual assault. Booker began by noting that “Telling one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think,” before adding “When I hesitated in writing this column, I realized I...
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Admits He Sexually Assaulted a Woman

    12/12/2017 9:46:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | 12/12/17 | Thomas
    U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently called on President Donald Trump to resign due to the sexual abuse allegations that were thrown at him during the 2016 presidential campaign. As Booker said in a rally in Alabama before today’s Senate special election, “I just watched Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign. My question is — why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing? Who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward?”
  • University of New Mexico and Late-Term Abortion Clinic Face FBI Investigation for Selling Aborted...

    12/12/2017 9:44:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: University of New Mexico and Late-Term Abortion Clinic Face FBI Investigation for Selling Aborted Baby Parts A late-term abortion facility and the University of New Mexico may be facing a criminal investigation by the FBI for their handling of aborted baby body parts. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican from New Mexico, received a letter from Steven E. Boyd, assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in Washington, on Friday with the confirmation. While Boyd did not definitively confirm a criminal investigation, he said the FBI is looking into the information uncovered by the U.S. House Select Panel on...
  • Kaepernick Awarded Ho Chi Minh Red Star [semi-satire]

    12/12/2017 9:43:56 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    This week Colon Kaepernick, the original “kneeling football player,” was honored with the annual Ho Chi Minh Red Star award for his efforts against capitalist oppression. The gem-encrusted jewel was presented by 1972 award recipient Jane Fonda at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. Fonda hailed “Kaepernick’s extraordinary courage in the face of the extreme dangers he endured while being forced to risk life and limb for the amusement of unjustly rich team owners and rabidly racist fans of the barbaric sport as a player and the enmity of those who disrespected his right to disrespect...