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  • Westfield State (MA) investigating report of racial slur written on black student's door

    09/20/2017 2:49:02 PM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
    An investigation into "discriminatory and highly offensive language" is ongoing at Westfield State University after a student reported finding a racial slur on her door. A senior at Westfield State shared a photo on social media alleging someone wrote "n****** live here" on a name tag taped to her door. The alleged incident reportedly happened in New Hall, a housing complex on campus for sophomore, junior and senior students. The black student tagged the college and Westfield State President Ramon S. Torrecilha in the post and received a quick response. Torrecilha sent a message to the campus community regarding the...
  • Wine maven Kurniawan, convicted of fraud, loses bid for freedom

    09/19/2017 4:08:15 PM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 18, 2017 | Jonathan Stempel
    *snip*The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine. ...Judge Richard Berman rejected Kurniawan’s argument that his trial lawyers represented him ineffectively by failing to demand hearings to suppress evidence ...The Manhattan judge said he would not second-guess the lawyers’ “strategic decision” not to demand hearings...
  • Why Microsoft will drive serious Linux innovation (MS is doing Linux kernel development)

    09/17/2017 5:04:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Sep 11, 2017 | Matt Asay
    Microsoft, while maintaining its commitment to Windows, has made the necessary steps to not merely run on Linux but to help shape the future of Linux Is Microsoft “the only [company] doing serious innovating with Linux?” That’s Jessie Frazelle’s contention. Frazelle, who rose to prominence in the developer community with Docker and later Google Cloud, made the bold claim to justify her departure to Microsoft. On its face it seems silly, an over-exuberant claim to justify a career move. And yet it does suggest a very possible future where Microsoft doesn’t merely accept a peaceful coexistence with Linux, but instead...
  • SB Nation: Marchers Reminded Trump 'Goons in Red Hats' White Supremacy is Real

    09/17/2017 6:51:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 9/16/2017 | Jay Maxson
    Tyler Tynes is a staff writer for the liberal blog SB Nation whose beat is sticking to the intersection of race, politics and sports. In other words, his livelihood depends on race hustling. Along with a few like-minded friends, Tynes just marched from Charlottesville to D.C. to "combat forms of white supremacy, inflamed by the presidency, which they see a resurgence of in this country." When your job is just sticking to race, politics and sports, there's no such thing as alleged racism and white supremacy. The debate ended before it began. Departing on the 118-mile trek, which at times...
  • Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal

    09/16/2017 1:51:56 PM PDT · by rb22982 · 115 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/16/2017 | Emre Peker
    NEW YORK—Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official. The shift from President Donald Trump’s decision in June to renegotiate the landmark accord or craft a new deal came during a meeting of more than 30 ministers led by Canada, China and the European Union in Montreal. “The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this...
  • Trump Impeachment Could Be Demanded By Powerful Black Caucus After Meeting Next Week

    09/07/2017 3:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 7, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    The Congressional Black Caucus will hold a meeting next week to discuss whether to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Following Trump’s response to deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, the CBC chairman, Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, said the 49-member caucus would have a discussion on Trump’s possible impeachment when Congress reconvened after the August recess. Those talks will take place next Wednesday, a CBC staffer confirmed to Newsweek on Thursday. While it was initially anticipated that the discussions would happen at this week’s meeting, relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey and...
  • Gingrich or Santorum as speaker? House conservatives plot mischief for the fall.

    09/07/2017 3:31:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | Robert Costa and Ashley Parker
    Several influential House conservatives are privately plotting ways to use the legislative calendar this fall to push their hard-line agenda — including quiet discussions about possibly mounting a leadership challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. The group has gone so far as to float the idea of recruiting former House speaker Newt Gingrich or former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum as potential replacements for Ryan (R-Wis.) should there be a rebellion. The Constitution does not require that an elected member of the House serve as speaker. While the chances that a non-House member could mount a credible threat to Ryan...
  • Poll: 76 percent of voters say 'Dreamers' should be allowed to stay

    09/07/2017 2:25:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 52 replies
    More than three-quarters of Americans surveyed think that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program should be allowed to stay in the United States, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll. Seventy-six percent of respondents said the government should allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain. 58 percent of that 76 percent believe they should be able to become citizens if they meet certain requirements, while 18 percent said they should be allowed to become legal residents. Only 15 percent of respondents said such immigrants — commonly called "Dreamers" — should be deported, the...
  • Over 1 Million Join Grozny Rally in Defense of Myanmar's Muslims

    09/06/2017 11:18:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/4/17
    Grozny, September 4, Interfax - More than one million people attended a rally in Grozny on Monday to protest against the "genocide of Muslims" in Myanmar, the organizers reported. "More than one million people have participated in the rally," the organizing committee told Interfax. "The public event passed without incident," the organizers said. The rally took place under a banner with the slogan "No to genocide of Muslims in Myanmar" on the stage in downtown Grozny. The leaders of the Chechen Republic took part in the rally. As reported earlier, rally participants adopted a decision to petition Russian President Vladimir...
  • Yo, FBN/FNC, why don't you pan out and show how many are actually at the DACA protest "rally"?

    09/05/2017 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 40 replies ^ | Sept. 5, 2017 | Texas Eagle
    Shame on Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel for engaging in Fake Newsery. Immediately after AG Sessions announced the DACA decision, they went to a split screen of depicting some sort of "rally" protesting the decision. They don't even have the decency to pan out and show the size of the crowd. I'm guessing about 20 people or so. Bunch of jerks.
  • Water Cannon + Taunting Antifa Thug = A Lovely, Lovely Thing

    09/05/2017 2:52:01 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 45 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | September 4, 2017 | Staff
    Video says it all.
  • The Truth About Spanking

    08/31/2017 9:19:47 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 202 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    "How to Lower Your Child's IQ," "Why Spanking Does Not Work," and other videos.
  • Obamacare's popularity is at an all-time high, poll shows

    08/31/2017 2:55:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 30th 2017 | Walecia Konrad
    Underscoring the adage that you don't know what you've got until it's (almost) gone, the popularity of Obamacare is surging. Only weeks after Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the landmark health reform law, 52 percent of respondents hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation August poll. That's up 10 percentage points since June of last year and nearly 20 points since November 2013, when public support for the ACA was at its nadir. A July poll by CBS News after the repeal effort collapsed found that a plurality of...
  • Google Issuing Refunds to Advertisers Over Fake Traffic, Plans New Safeguard

    08/25/2017 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/25/17 | Lara O’Reilly
    Some advertisers question level of refunds, want more details about fraudulent traffic Google is issuing refunds to advertisers for ads bought through its platform that ran on sites with fake traffic, people familiar with the situation said, as the company develops a tool to give buyers more transparency about their purchases. In the past few weeks, Google has informed hundreds of marketers and ad agency partners about the issue with invalid traffic, known in the industry as “ad fraud.” The ads were bought using the company’s DoubleClick Bid Manager. Google’s refunds amount to only a fraction of the total ad...
  • Donald Trump Is Backing Away From Jeff Flake Challenger Kelli Ward

    08/25/2017 5:42:09 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/25/2017 | Gideon Resnick
    A week ago, President Donald Trump appeared to make a tacit endorsement in Arizona’s upcoming Senate race when he tweeted his excitement to see former state Sen. Kelli Ward mount a challenge against sitting Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). A pro-Trump super PAC quickly followed his lead by putting $20,000 behind Ward’s challenge soon thereafter. But by Tuesday night, when the president traveled to Phoenix for a campaign rally, he was already signaling second thoughts over being too closely tied to Ward’s campaign. The president huddled with Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, former state GOP Chairman Robert Graham, and Rep. Trent Franks...
  • The media lies about the Boston rally

    08/23/2017 5:16:39 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 25 replies
    WRKO AM680 Boston radio website ^ | August 23, 2017 | Jeff Kuhner
    The Boston rally was a watershed event. But not in the way the mainstream media has been portraying it, as a bold stand against white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville. Rather, it demonstrates the power of propaganda to foment mass hysteria and mob rule. Reality no longer matters. For the media refuses to report this seminal truth: There were no white supremacists or neo-Nazis. None. Not even one. Instead, they engaged in a massive disinformation campaign that spurred over 40,000 “antifascists” to descend upon Boston Common. The alt-left’s goal: to counter-demonstrate against an alleged “white nationalist” rally. Yet, what...
  • Climate change could shrink fish by as much as 30 percent, new study claims

    08/22/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 22, 2017 | by Anmar Frangoul
    Warmer waters as a result of climate change could shrink the size of fish by 20 to 30 percent, a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has claimed. In a statement on Monday, co-author William Cheung said that fish, as cold blooded animals, were not able to regulate their body temperatures. When the waters they are in become warmer their metabolism accelerates, and they require more oxygen to sustain their body functions. "There is a point where the gills cannot supply enough oxygen for a larger body, so the fish just stops growing larger," Cheung...
  • Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says U.S. research

    08/22/2017 11:29:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 22, 2017 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming. Some 133 billion tons of carbon have been removed from the top two meters of the earth's soil over the last two centuries by agriculture at a rate that is increasing, said the study in PNAS, a journal published by the National Academy of Sciences. The 133 billion tons of carbon lost from soil compares to about 140 billion tons lost due to deforestation, he said, mostly since...
  • Massive show of support for refugee youths protesting Sweden's Afghanistan deportations

    08/20/2017 8:23:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 19 August 2017 18:17 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    Some 1,000 people on Saturday joined the Afghan youths who are holding a sit-down protest in Stockholm against Sweden’s deportations to Afghanistan. Participants in the Saturday demonstration formed a human chain in front of the youths in the Medborgarplatsen square in Stockholm, holding up white sheets of paper with red hearts on. The lone refugee youths have now been protesting for nearly two weeks, demanding Sweden stop deportations to Afghanistan. In an open letter to the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) Director-General Mikael Ribbenvik they ask: “Is Sweden really a moral country when you say to Swedes not to travel to...
  • Syria's Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won

    08/20/2017 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 7 replies
    Rooters Narrative Service via Yahoo Meme Makers ^ | August 20, 2017 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his country had foiled Western designs to topple him but his army had not yet won the fight to end Syria's six-year-old insurgency. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the "battle continues, and where we go later and it becomes possible to talk about victory...that's a different matter".