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  • Mizoram: Leaders of 14 Churches reject Supreme Court order order on Section 377 [homosexual; India]

    09/19/2018 10:20:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    OpIndia.com ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | OpIndia Staff
    While the country is celebrating the historic Supreme Court judgement to decriminalise Homosexuality, the Churches in Mizoram have "rejected" https://www.time8.in/mizoram-meghalaya-churches-say-gay-sex-is-immoral/ the apex court's ruling on Article 377. A congregation of 14 major churches in the state, Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, on Monday has said https://thenortheasttoday.com/mizoram-state-churches-reject-scs-section-377-ruling/ that it wished the apex court had never scrapped Section 377. The leaders of the Church stated that homosexuality, lesbianism should continue to be criminalised as it was in the past. In Meghalaya, the Church has said, https://nenow.in/north-east-news/meghalaya-shillong-catholic-church-thumbs-gay-sex.html "What is legal is not equal to moral acceptability. The Catholic Church and many others  hold that homosexual...
  • It’s Time to Put the Late Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and the Democrat Party on Trial

    09/19/2018 8:00:14 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 18, 2018 | Gary DeMar
    With yet another drive by Democrats to smear someone over alleged sexual impropriety, we have to ask, isn’t it time to put Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and the Democrat Party on trial, as well? There was Clarence Thomas v. Anita Hill, Roy Moore v. some teenage girls, and now it’s Brett Kavanaugh v. Christine Blasey Ford who claims Kavanaugh abused her more than 35 years ago when they were teenagers. The thing of it is, except maybe in the Moore case, it’s one person’s word against another. Then there’s the great length of time between the alleged incidents and today....
  • Co-Founder Of March For Our Lives Cameron Kasky Explains The Mistakes He’s Made

    09/19/2018 7:59:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    & Why He Left March For Our Lives Co-Founder of March For Our Lives Cameron Kasky joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to talk about his decision to step away from March For Our Lives. On going after Senator Rubio at the town hall: I'm very regretful of a lot of the mistakes that I've made along the way. One of the things I never really did was watch myself. If I was on a screen I kind of tried to run away from it. I'm not entirely sure why. But, looking back on that it's...
  • Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race

    09/19/2018 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/18 | 9/19/18
    Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The Reuters–Ipsos–UVA Center for Politics poll found that 50 percent of voters surveyed support Gillum, compared to 44 percent who back DeSantis. The remaining percentage of voters said they support a different candidate or did not indicate support for any candidate. Gillum and DeSantis are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is term-limited and running for Senate. The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the gubernatorial contest a “toss-up.” The Reuters...
  • McDonald's workers walk out in 10 US cities over 'sexual harassment epidemic'

    09/19/2018 7:28:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 18, 2018 | Dominic Rushe
    Last summer Tanya Harrell was working in McDonald’s in Gretna, Louisiana, when she says a co-worker started making unwanted sexual advances. A colleague she occasionally gave lifts to started touching her inappropriately at work, grabbing her breasts and backside and asking her to touch his penis. “I felt totally exposed, as if I did not have a skin or shell. I felt like I was outside my own body, watching what was happening,” she said in a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When she complained Harrell said her managers did not take it seriously and suggested...
  • Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Warner DEMAND DOJ-FBI Defy Trump Declassification Order

    09/19/2018 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    In a shocking letter intended to undermine the President, and his authority over the Executive Branch, multiple high ranking Democrats sent a letter ordering intelligence agencies to ignore Trump’s order to declassify numerous documents involving the Russia investigation until consulting with Congress. The intelligence agencies serve at the pleasure of the president — and this clearly crosses the line separating the branches of government. The letter was signed by Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mark Warner, and Senator Charles Schumer and sent to Director Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Director Wray. “Your agencies’ review, and any communication...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National POW/MIA Day, September 21, 2018 ~ 20 September 2018

    09/19/2018 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ 2018 National POW/MIA Day ~ 21 September 2018 Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the...
  • NBA: Mark Cuban didn't pay enough attention to Mavericks' business culture(busted for harassment)

    09/19/2018 5:04:41 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/19/2018 | ESPN News Services
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women's organizations but will not face any other punishment stemming from what NBA commissioner Adam Silver called "disturbing and heartbreaking" allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees within the organization, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA launched an investigation seven months ago following a Sports Illustrated report in February which described "a corporate culture rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior" that spanned decades in the Mavericks' organization, including numerous allegations against former CEO and president Terdema Ussery, who left the Mavericks in 2015. On Wednesday, the...
  • Chevy Chase Basically Hates the Current ‘SNL’

    09/19/2018 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 105 replies
    https://variety.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 | R Yang
    “I’m amazed that Lorne [Michaels] has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f—ing believe it,” Chase told the Washington Post. “That means a whole generation of s—heads laughs at the worst f—ing humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse s— than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.” It’s not just the current cast that Chase criticized — he hasn’t liked most of the most seasons of “SNL.” “I’d have to say, that after the first two...
  • Cory Booker Stunner: 17-Year Olds Too Immature to Be Held Accountable for Actions

    09/19/2018 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    American Specator ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a very interesting view of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions. You might even call this a “Spartacus” moment for the Senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the world knows, Judge Kavanaugh, 17 years old at the time, is being accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Christine Blasey (now Ford) when both were in high school. Blasey did not report the incident to authorities or apparently anyone else at the time. Thus, no charges were filed much less was Kavanaugh prosecuted. Again, if the charges are true — and there is zero evidence that...
  • Show support by inflaming a protest? What was Sheriff Scott Jones thinking?

    09/19/2018 4:15:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 18, 2018 | Marcos Bretón
    Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones should pick up the phone and thank Capt. Norm Leong of the Sacramento Police Department for saving him. Leong stopped two young men, carrying placards bearing the image of a deputy killed on Monday, from confronting Black Lives Matter protesters at a demonstration in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon.
  • 3-D Printed Gun Promoter, Cody Wilson, Is Charged With Sexual Assault of Child

    09/19/2018 4:10:14 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/18/18 | Tiffany Hsu
    Cody Wilson, whose push to post blueprints for 3-D printed guns online has made him a key figure in the national gun control debate, was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child in Texas.
  • Democrats don't want to confirm anyone to the Supreme Court until after 2020 election

    09/19/2018 4:10:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    Democrats have an endgame in mind when it comes to thwarting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, revealed as much in an interview this week. Speaking to Politico, Hirono said Senate Democrats will try to keep retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat vacant until after the 2020 elections, should Kavanaugh's confirmation ultimately fail.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman Who Was High School Friend of Kavanaugh’s Calls Claim 'Fishy’

    09/19/2018 3:08:49 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 19, 2018 | Rachel del Guidice
    EXCLUSIVE: Woman Who Was High School Friend of Kavanaugh’s Calls Claim of Sexual Assault ‘Absolutely Fishy’ A friend who graduated high school the same year as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says she could not picture him in the situation described by the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her when they were teens. The allegation is “absolutely fishy,” Lisa Molina Heaps told The Daily Signal. “It’s interesting, even in those small social circles in Washington, D.C., private boys and girls schools, there were certain people who had reputations and people that had crazy reputations, people that had reputations...
  • John Hancock 'reinventing' life insurance to get people healthier, living longer: CEO

    09/19/2018 2:55:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    John Hancock is "reinventing" the traditional life insurance model by going all in on data-driven, interactive policies aimed at getting people healthier, CEO Marianne Harrison told CNBC on Wednesday. The idea is to track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones and reward policyholders for the steps they take. They can use credits to reduce their premiums and can also get discounts at places such as retail stores and hotels. However, policyholders don't have to use something like a smartwatch to score points, Harrison said on "Power Lunch." "There are a number of ways you can earn rewards...
  • Husky goes on ‘killing spree’ that leaves nearly 30 animals dead; owner facing charges

    09/19/2018 2:09:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 98 replies
    WGN ^ | May 31, 2018
    TOOELE, Utah — The owner of a female husky faces a slew of charges after the dog allegedly killed more than two dozen animals in the backyards of at least two Utah homes in just a couple of hours, according to KSTU. Police caught the culprit – a 4-year old husky – and now her owner is facing nearly 30 misdemeanor charges. One of the Tooele residents who lost several animals, Trip Kiss, runs a petting zoo with his wife to teach animal husbandry to children with disabilities. Chickens, ducks, peacocks, a turkey and a tortoise, are just a few...
  • Cicero cop shot by parolee from California, prosecutors say

    09/19/2018 2:02:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Texas Police News ^ | Sept 18, 2018
    CHICAGO — A California man has been charged with shooting a Cicero police officer in a wild shootout near I-55 on Thursday. Daniel Mageo, 27, was denied bail Saturday during a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, 2650 S. California Ave. Mageo was previously convicted of human trafficking and had outstanding warrants for a parole violation and a sex offense. "He is the poster child for no bail and that’s exactly what he’s going to get," Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr., said. "No bail." Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte, 32, was shot three times Thursday on...
  • The Descent into Progressive Madness

    09/19/2018 1:44:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The progressive street is leading fossilized Democrats into a sort of collective madness. The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as more the future of the party than is septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi. The spectacle is right out of Euripides’s Bacchae, as the creaky old guard of the polis, Tiresias and Cadmus, dress up in trendy, ridiculous ritual costumes to stumble along after the racing and frenzied young maenads in their lethal courtship of suicidal Dionysian madness....
  • Trump suggests NC man might get to keep yacht that shipwrecked in his yard

    09/19/2018 1:35:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 102 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2018 | By Mike Moffitt
    No one can accuse President Donald J. Trump of not looking on the bright side. On Wednesday, Trump toured the the North Carolina coast to see firsthand the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Florence, which the president called a "tough hurricane, one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water." Trump was particularly struck by a storm-tossed yacht that smashed into a New Bern home and lodged against the house's deck. Trump looked at the yacht, asking, "Is this your boat?" The owner said no. Trump replied, "at least you got a nice boat out of the deal."...
  • Montana tavern refuses to host campaign event with Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle

    09/19/2018 1:30:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2018 | By Eric Ting
    <p>A tavern in Bozeman, Mont. that was supposed to host a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale featuring Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle has announced that it will no longer host the event.</p> <p>In statements to a number of local news outlets in Bozeman, the Midtown Tavern said it will not host the event since the tavern does not wish to take sides in the hotly contested Senate race between Rosendale and incumbent Sen. Jon Tester.</p>