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  • One chef’s social experiment: Charge minorities $12, white people $30.

    03/22/2018 5:15:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Maura Judkis
    If they’re a person of color, they pay $12. If they’re white, he’ll tell them they can either pay $12, or they can pay $30 — two and a half times the base price, which reflects the wealth disparity in New Orleans. He tells them the profits will be redistributed to people of color, but not as charity — just to any minority customers of his who want it, regardless of their income or circumstance. “When I tell black folks what’s happening, 90 percent of them start laughing, like, ‘For real?’ They’re tickled,” he said. “White folks, there’s this blank...
  • Lawmaker Wants ‘General Hooker’ Sign Removed From State House (Mass.)

    03/21/2018 8:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts lawmaker wants the “General Hooker Entrance” sign removed from the State House because she calls it a double entendre “misrepresented as respect for a long-dead general.” Michelle DuBois – a state representative from Brockton, West Bridgewater, and East Bridgewater – tweeted a picture of the sign on Wednesday, saying “#MeToo it’s not all about rape & harassment but also women’s dignity
  • USS Lexington discovered by billionaire Paul Allen's crew 76 years after WWII sinking

    03/06/2018 6:07:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Frank Miles
    Billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner, has made another huge nautical find: the USS Lexington, which was lost at the Battle of Coral Sea 76 years ago. The fleet aircraft carrier, the first to be sunk by opposing carrier aircraft in World War II, was found near Australia below Coral Sea in a remarkably well-preserved condition, reported.
  • Labor department could change how tips are handed out

    03/05/2018 6:34:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2018 | Gregory Bresiger
    “Servers, and in particular women, can receive larger tips if they touch their customers, call customers by name, smile, crouch next to the table and engage in other similar behaviors. This puts workers who depend on tips in a difficult position when faced with inappropriate customer behavior,” ROC wrote. Chaisson called ROC “the Scientology” of the restaurant industry and supports the government proposal. “It is a pragmatic and sensible plan,” he said. The Trump administration’s pending policy change would reverse an Obama administration rule, which holds that tips are the exclusive property of waiters.
  • Ex-ESPN host files explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

    03/05/2018 5:54:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Greg Joyce and Mark W. Sanchez
    Adrienne Lawrence dropped the hammer on ESPN on Sunday, filing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Worldwide Leader for incidents dating back to 2015. The former ESPN anchor and legal analyst is accusing the company of not addressing her complaints, specifically against “SportsCenter” host John Buccigross, but many are accused of varying degrees of harassment in the suit. Lawrence’s allegations first became public in a December Boston Globe story, in which she claimed Buccigross called her “dollface,” “#dreamgirl,” and “#longlegs” in text messages sent in 2016 along with unsolicited shirtless photos.
  • Mother of 2 killed by nanny yells that defendant is "evil"

    03/03/2018 7:49:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | March 2, 2018
    NEW YORK - The mother of two children slaughtered by the family's nanny yelled that the defendant is "evil" as she left court. Marina Krim shouted at Yoselyn Ortega on Friday after grueling testimony about discovering her children dead in their Manhattan apartment on Oct. 25, 2012. "You're evil and you like this!" she said as she concluded her testimony, according to CBS New York. "You're getting pleasure!"
  • Local store owner bans Republican customers, says they’re ‘evil’

    03/01/2018 8:11:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    WHDH (Massachusetts) ^ | Febr. 28, 2018
    DERRY, NH (WHDH) - Have an old iPhone that needs to be fixed? If you’re a Republican, The Used Apple Store in Derry, New Hampshire, says look elsewhere. “We feel that they’re the greatest threat currently in the world,” said Billy Williams, the store owner.
  • Hamburg supermarket attack: Ahmad Alhaw sentenced to life

    03/01/2018 6:40:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    A failed asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack at a Hamburg supermarket last July. The Palestinian attacker, Ahmad Alhaw, killed a 50-year-old man and seriously wounded six other people. Alhaw shouted Islamist slogans as he lashed out. He was pursued and held down in the street by men from the German-Turkish community.
  • Huge Find: Very First 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ever Made

    03/01/2018 6:00:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    How did Kevin and his business partner (and cousin) Don Emery score this very special Trans Am? It all started with an ad that is featured in every Ames catalog and on its website: "Wanted: Low Mileage Low Production Cars." One day Kevin received a call from a Don Larsen of Victorville, California. Don mentioned that he had a car that Ames might be interested in and said it was possibly the first production 1969 Trans Am ever built. "Don was thinking retirement and figured it was time to sell the TA," says Kevin. That's a pretty bold claim to...
  • Miami couple skimmed millions. An exclusive airport lounge was operation’s HQ.

    02/28/2018 6:01:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 27, 2018 | Tarpley Hitt
    A married couple last week admitted to using the lounge in an operation that stole millions of dollars, using shadow bank accounts to loot funds intended for Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department. Former Club America account manager Elena Iglesias, and her contractor husband, Lazaro Iglesias, pleaded guilty to organized fraud, grand theft, and two counts of money laundering. After they surrender next month, they’ll each serve three years in prison and have to pay $2.6 million in restitution. Once out, they’ll be placed on 10 years of probation. Read more here:
  • Column: As country listens to Florida teens, Black Lives Matter youths feel ignored

    02/26/2018 4:46:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | By Dahleen Glanton
    The young people of Black Lives Matter are hurt. And they have every right to be. When they were protesting in the streets of cities across America, much of the country didn’t bother to listen to their message. They were not embraced by the mainstream for their bravery, their determination or resolve to bring attention to reckless police killings that disproportionately impact young African-Americans.
  • Suit: Racism nixed protection for Haitians, Salvadorans

    02/23/2018 6:07:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 23, 2018 | Meghan Ottolini
    Bay State attorneys are suing President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security for rescinding the temporary protective statuses of thousands of local immigrants from El Salvador and Haiti, arguing that vulgar comments the president made last month suggest the order is racist and unconstitutional. “Today we are drawing a line in the sand and saying that governmental policy cannot be based on bias and discrimination,” said Oren Sellstrom, an attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which filed the complaint. Tpslawsuit Bay State attorneys are suing President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security for...
  • Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

    02/21/2018 6:41:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Ryan Nobles
    Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters. Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead when she made the remark.
  • Massachusetts woman accused of fatally shooting driver for cutting her off

    02/20/2018 4:06:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    A Massachusetts woman allegedly shot a driver for cutting her off — and bragged that she’d warned her victim, “don’t make me spank you,” on Facebook, according to local reports. Graciela Paulino, 20, was nabbed in Lowell Thursday for killing 34-year-old construction worker Mark Devoe, who may have cut her off as he was coming back from his lunch break, the Boston Globe reported.
  • WEEI hits mute button for sensitivity training as sponsors walk

    02/15/2018 5:32:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jessica Heslam
    Money talks. Loud enough that WEEI’s talkers are giving the city a daylong moment of silence. In an unprecedented move, Entercom execs are pulling the plug on WEEI’s live programming tomorrow so the sports station’s button-pushing talk jocks can undergo sensitivity training after several advertisers jumped ship. “It’s a matter of the corporate world of broadcast media colliding with the politically incorrect culture of sports talk radio,” said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine. “I salute Entercom for the effort. However, sensitivity training for sports talk hosts is like teaching NFL players how to tackle gently.”
  • American woman says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accent

    02/12/2018 7:41:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Alex Horton
    Myers says she has been diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome. The disorder typically occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries damage the language center of a person's brain — to the degree that their native language sounds like it is tinged with a foreign accent, according to the Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Russian jet 'crashes' after Moscow take-off

    02/11/2018 5:04:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing.
  • Oakhurst OT case of missing-comma fame settled for $5 million

    02/10/2018 6:00:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 | Edward D. Murphy
    The class-action lawsuit against Oakhurst Dairy that led to a memorable ruling highlighting the virtues of the Oxford comma has been settled for $5 million. The suit, filed in 2014, alleged that drivers for Oakhurst were eligible for overtime pay that they never received. The dairy, which in early 2014 was sold to a farmers cooperative by the Maine family that had owned it for 93 years, argued that the wording of a state law meant the drivers weren’t eligible for overtime pay.
  • Steve Wynn resigns as CEO of Wynn Resorts, company says

    02/06/2018 8:59:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Las Vegas business mogul and Wynn Resorts founder and CEO Steve Wynn resigned from his position Tuesday, according to a statement from the company, more than a week after he resigned as the Republican National Committee's finance chairman. The decision came amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Wynn, detailed in a January report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years

    02/06/2018 5:54:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Jeff Stein
    President Trump's proposal to cut legal immigration rates would delay the date that white Americans become a minority of the population by as few as one or as many as five additional years, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The plan, released by the White House last month, would scale back a program that allows people residing in the United States to sponsor family members living abroad for green cards, and would eliminate the “diversity visa program” that benefits immigrants in countries with historically low levels of migration to the United States. Together, the changes would disproportionately affect...