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  • Former OSU wrestler sought compensation from school over sex abuse allegations

    07/11/2018 9:14:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Melanie Zanona - 07/11/18 | Melanie Zanona - 07/11/18
    A former Ohio State University wrestler who came forward with allegations last week that a doctor sexually abused athletes on the team sought compensation from the school last month, according to a copy of an email obtained by The Hill. In an email sent to both OSU and the law firm conducting an independent investigation, former OSU wrestler Mike DiSabato said he had no intention of causing a “public relations nightmare” but warned that he would “pursue other avenues toward resolution” if a meeting was not set up with university representatives to discuss a potential settlement for the victims. OSU...
  • How we'll recover from Trump

    07/11/2018 9:08:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump, more than any modern president, freely expresses his racist views — whether it is calling Mexican immigrants rapists, asserting that immigrants “infest” America, saying neo-Nazis include some “very fine people,” preferring Norwegian immigrants to those from “sh--hole” countries or associating immigrants with crime in public and in private. (In May, The Post reported on an episode in April 2017: “Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he were at a rally, he recited a few made-up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, such...
  • O'Rourke's Senate bid raises whopping $10.4M in second fundraising quarter

    07/11/2018 9:07:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) has reportedly raised more than $10.4 million over the past three months, placing him second among the top fundraisers this election season. O’Rourke, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), told his followers in a video posted to Twitter that his campaign raised the enormous sum with 215,714 individual contributions. The average donation was $33 over the past three months, he said. “In the last three months, all of us together, without PACs [political action committees] or corporations, or special interests, have raised more than $10.4 million,” O’Rourke said. “That comes from 215,714 individual contributors,...
  • K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

    07/11/2018 8:44:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Pickles
    Korean is rapidly growing in popularity, in a language-learning boom driven by the popularity of the country's pop stars. A desire to learn the lyrics of K-Pop hits like Gangnam Style has boosted the Korean language's popularity explode in countries like the US, Canada, Thailand and Malaysia. A report by the Modern Language Association shows that Korean uptake in US universities rose by almost 14% between 2013 and 2016, while overall language enrolment was in decline. The latest statistics show 14,000 students are learning Korean in the US, compared to only 163 two decades earlier. The language learning website Duolingo...
  • Video: Thai boys didn’t swim out of the cave; they were rescued on stretchers

    07/11/2018 8:41:17 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    VOX ^ | 11 July 2018 | Radhika Viswanathan
    New information suggests the 12 Thai boys trapped in a cave were medicated and carried out on stretchers during the rescue operation... ...told AFP on Wednesday that the boys were “sleeping or partially-conscious as they were passed from diver-to-diver through the cave.”... “boys were wrapped up in stretchers already when they were being transferred” while doctors posted along the 2.5-mile long escape route checked them along the way.
  • Professor Brags About Her Abortion: “The Pregnancy Was Unplanned, Unwanted and Soon Terminated”

    07/11/2018 8:34:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Missouri professor readily admitted to having an abortion for selfish reasons in grad school. In a column Thursday in the Riverfront Times, Julie Setele, Ph.D., a professor of sociology and criminology at Webster University in St. Louis, defended her abortion and the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. Setele expressed concern about the open Supreme Court seat and the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned. She said women will be “oppressed” if they cannot legally abort their unborn babies. “It is vital that all people who can become pregnant have that choice,” she wrote. “It is...
  • Abortion Activist Claims Trump is Turning America Into “The Handmaid’s Tale” By “Dehumanizing” Women

    07/11/2018 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    “The current season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been brutal. And so has America as of late,” the Daily Beast contributor Alex Zaragoza bemoaned to open her overwrought piece on why we should be worried that our country is turning into a dystopian feminist fiction. Since the premiere of Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel last year, liberals in the media have made a concerted effort to compare the feminist dystopia to current America, with Trump as leader. With the show being renewed for a second season this past Spring, it’s given the media ample more opportunities to gush how...
  • California Mayor Paying Residents Not To Commit Violent Crimes

    07/11/2018 8:23:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in May, we looked at a story out of Stockton, California, where their new, young mayor, Michael Tubbs had some unusual plans in mind. Stockton is frequently plagued with violent crime and deals with endemic poverty issues. Tubbs wanted to find a unique way to help some people out. A few of his ideas were clearly well intended and forward thinking. For example, he was partnering with private sector benefactors to try to offer college scholarships for qualifying students without further burdening the municipal budget.Some of his other ideas were a bit more, um… out there. And he’s...
  • California, Socialists, and the Debt Bombs; I’m pretty sure I know how California will fail.

    07/11/2018 8:19:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2018 | Patrick Bobko
    I’m pretty sure I know how California will fail. I don’t know exactly when it will happen, but after the result in the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District two weeks ago, the Golden State’s rendezvous with fiscal perdition is going to happen sooner than we think. Let’s talk about the “how.” California’s foundering won’t be precipitated by a single catastrophic event. Apart from the threatened CalExit, voter initiatives to partition the state, or the Big One shaking us into the Pacific, it won’t be the equivalent of a sudden, unexpected stroke on a random Tuesday that brings...
  • Lawmakers worry about rise in drugged driving

    07/11/2018 8:16:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Jasper Goodman
    Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. There is growing concern in Congress over the issue as data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility finds that accidents from drugged driving have been on the rise over the last 10 years.A recent report showed that 44 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs in 2016. That number is up from 2006, when just 28-percent of fatally injured drivers were drug-positive. But lawmakers also pressed for more information about the problem....
  • DOJ letter listing subpoenaed reporters did not name NYT journalist

    07/11/2018 8:12:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Max Greenwood
    The seizure of a New York Times reporter's email and phone records was not mentioned in a Justice Department letter addressing its use of law enforcement tools to collect journalists' communications. The letter, dated March 5, came in response to an October 2017 request by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for the Justice Department to disclose how many times in the past five years it had used such tools. The response from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd listed only two instances spanning from "January 2012 to the present:" one that seemed to refer to subpoenaed phone records from Associated Press reporters...
  • Chuck Schumer on Twitter: "President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone"

    07/11/2018 8:11:35 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 11, 2018 | Chuckie Schumer
    Chuck Schumer (‏Verified account) @SenSchumer President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone. 6:11 AM - 11 Jul 2018
  • President Trump on Rigged Witch Hunt, Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page (Tweetstorm!)

    07/11/2018 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Ken H · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 11, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump How can the Rigged Witch Hunt proceed when it was started, influenced and worked on, for an extended period of time, by former FBI Agent/Lover Peter Strzok? Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear! 6:47 PM · Jul 11, 2018 ______ Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! Wow, but is anybody really surprised! Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER! 5:53 PM · Jul...
  • Thailand Cave Rescue To Be Turned Into Hollywood Movie

    07/11/2018 8:06:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/11/18 | AFP
    The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by faith-based production house Pure Flix. Managing partner Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand and was at the rescue site in Chiang Rai as the boys were being pulled to safety, made the announcement late Tuesday on Twitter. "I couldn't be more excited. This story has meant so much to me as I have followed it in Thailand this summer," he said in a video filmed at the scene of the flooded cave in the country's...
  • US Navy dedicates ship to McCain

    07/11/2018 8:03:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Aris Folley
    The U.S. Navy dedicated one of its guided missile destroyers to Sen. John McCain on Thursday. The ship is one of the of two destroyers that were involved in fatal accidents last year in the Pacific. “Today, we add the story of Senator John S. McCain to the spirit of the mighty vessel which already carries the legacy of his father and grandfather,” Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said of the honor in a press release. “As a warrior and a statesman who has always put country first, Sen. John McCain never asked for this honor, and he would never seek...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/11/2018 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A Nevada judge has blocked the execution of two-time killer Scott Dozier scheduled for tonight. Pharmaceutical company Alvogen sued to stop its drug, the sedative midazolam, from being used for the execution. The company claimed that the drug was obtained by the state of Nevada illegally through subterfuge and was to be used for unapproved purposes. They also claimed that use of the drug might cause a botched execution. Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond are home tonight after they were pardoned by President Trump yesterday...... President Trump has urged NATO countries to increase their defense spending even more than...
  • Sen. Feinstein failed to disclose husband’s Facebook stock before Zuckerberg testified: report

    07/11/2018 7:55:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 11, 2018 | Seung Lee
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., failed to disclose that her husband owned more than $100,000 in Facebook shares before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to the Senate in April, according to a new report Wednesday.
  • US pork and beef out of Chinese market(Shanghai news report-English)

    07/11/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 7/11/18 | Shanghai news
    English language news report from Shanghai TV talking about American Beef and Pork being pulled from the menu and substituted with Beef from Australia. Watch to the end of the report as it looks like the tariffs might crash the pig head market. Video here.
  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food “no longer be made to the sheriffs personally.” Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • Oakland to pay $2.2 million to settle ex-Black Panther’s claim

    07/11/2018 7:47:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2018 | Kimberly Veklerov
    Oakland will pay $2.2 million to settle a claim by ex-Black Panther leader Elaine Brown stemming from a 2015 physical attack by City Councilwoman Desley Brooks.