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  • Muslim man says Starbucks barista wrote 'ISIS' on his cups

    09/05/2019 7:26:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/19 | Rebecca Klar
    A Muslim man said he feels discriminated against after a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia wrote “ISIS” on his cup, but Starbucks claims the mistake was just a misspelling, according to NBC News. Niquel Johnson told NBC News he told a Starbucks barista on Aug. 25 that his name was “Aziz,” giving a shortened version of his Muslim name, Abdul Aziz. He noticed about 20 minutes after picking up the three drinks he ordered that the cups had “ISIS” written on them, the acronym for the Islamic terror group. "I was shocked at first, and then angry because I felt as...
  • A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead

    08/17/2019 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 193 replies
    MSN / CNN ^ | 8-17-19 | Madeline Holcombe and Eric Levenson, CNN
    A jury found a grocery clerk guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy who ran out of the store with a beer he didn't pay for in Memphis, Tennessee, in a case that had sparked protests, authorities said. Anwar Ghazali was convicted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday. "This defendant took it upon himself to be the judge and jury and the executioner over a $2 beer," prosecutor Lora Fowler said, according to CNN affiliate WMC. The shooting happened in March 2018, after Dorian Harris walked out of the Top Stop...
  • Bruce Lee's daughter hits out at father's portrayal in Tarantino film

    07/30/2019 11:55:49 AM PDT · by Borges · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/30/2019 | Andrew Pulver
    Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon, has hit out at the portrayal of her father in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s new film set in the late 1960s film industry, saying it was disheartening and uncomfortable. Speaking to the Wrap, Shannon Lee said: “[Bruce Lee] comes across as an arrogant [a-hole] who was full of hot air, and not someone who had to fight triple as hard as any of those people did to accomplish what was naturally given to so many others.” She added: “It was really uncomfortable to sit in the theatre and listen to people laugh...
  • Black rag dolls meant to be abused are pulled from stores

    07/26/2019 4:41:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2019 | DAVID PORTER
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Black rag dolls that came with instructions to "find a wall" and slam the toy against it have been pulled from three stores after customers and a lawmaker said they were offensive...The dolls were made of black fabric with yarn hair of red, green, black and yellow in the style of dreadlocks, and featured large white eyes and a white smile.
  • Video – Alyssa Milano in Tears: ‘We Are Destroying Children’s Lives’ over ‘Arbitrary Lines

    07/27/2019 7:39:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2019 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Video – Alyssa Milano in Tears: ‘We Are Destroying Children’s Lives’ over ‘Arbitrary Lines in the Sand’ A sobbing Alyssa Milano shared a video with her 3.6 million Twitter followers in which she referred to the United States’ southern border as “arbitrary lines in the sand” and accused border patrol agents of “destroying children’s lives” by enforcing America’s immigration laws. “I just watched this video of a baby being reunited with her mom,” said Milano, as she sobbed in front of the camera. “What the f#@% are we doing? We are destroying lives. We are destroying children’s lives because of...
  • Why Bill Barr Is So Dangerous

    07/01/2019 9:03:23 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 81 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 30, 2019 | Donald Belton Ayer, former US Deputy Attorney General under George H. W. Bush
    He is using the office he holds to advance his extraordinary lifetime project of assigning unchecked power to the president. Buried behind our president’s endless stream of lies and malicious self-serving remarks are actions that far transcend any reasonable understanding of his legal authority. Donald Trump disdains, more than anything else, the limitations of checks and balances on his power. Witness his assertion of a right to flout all congressional subpoenas; his continuing refusal to disclose his tax returns, notwithstanding Congress’s statutory right to secure them; his specific actions to bar congressional testimony by government officials; and his personal attacks...
  • I’m Afraid of Americans

    06/15/2019 2:44:13 PM PDT · by SanchoP · 135 replies
    The (Formerly) Anonymous Anthropologist ^ | Unknown | Some 'rat trash
    We’re about to see a Presidential Cabinet where every single member will be a racist, sexist, climate-change denying, adulterous, felonious, lying old white man. Every decision they make will be based on a deadly combination of fear, ignorance, and arrogance. We will be one rash decision away from a nuclear holocaust. All of the platitudes about “giving him a chance” and “working together” ignore the hostile reception that met our last President and the past eight years of obstructionism. All of the advice about organizing for the next election ignores the people who will have their marriages invalidated, who will...
  • Columbine High School should be razed because of 'morbid fascination,' official says

    06/06/2019 11:10:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/07/2019 | Brie Stimson
    School officials in Colorado are considering demolishing Columbine High School because of a “morbid fascination” surrounding the 1999 shooting there that left 12 students and a teacher dead, according to reports. In a letter sent to parents Thursday, the superintendent of the Jefferson County School District urged the officials to consider the possibility of razing the high school in Littleton and building a new one nearby, KUSA-TV in Denver reported. Columbine “serves as a point of origin for this contagion of school shootings,” Superintendent Jason Glass wrote. “School shooters refer to and study the Columbine shooting as a macabre source...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon laments Trump-era ‘toxicity’ and trolls, says he may move on

    06/07/2019 7:08:12 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    fox ^ | 6/7/2019 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    The news – plus barbs from social media trolls and other critics -- may be too much for CNN’s Don Lemon to bear much longer. The host of “CNN Tonight” told an audience in New York City on Thursday that the current “level of toxicity” in society – which he attributed to the Trump presidency – has him questioning whether he’ll still be on the air when the 2020 presidential election rolls around, according to reports. “I don’t know if it’s worth this level of toxicity,” the 53-year-old Lemon said about continuing in his current position, the Daily Beast reported.
  • WHCA President: My Crying Son Asked Is Trump 'Going to Put Me in Prison?'

    04/28/2019 8:28:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies ^ | 4/28/2019 | Tim Graham
    The White House Correspondents Dinner was again a hostile zone for President Trump, underlining it's no mystery why the president skips it. White House Correspondents Association president Olivier Knox of Sirius XM Radio first paid tribute to the group's lawyer, who filed a brief against CNN screamer Jim Acosta being denied his press pass for a few days. "No president should get to pick and choose who covers him!" And then Knox went full Drama Queen: And yet, I still separate my career into the period before February of 2017, and what came afterwards. And that's because February 2017 is...
  • Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli 'just wanted a good education for their kids'

    04/27/2019 7:48:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2019 | Chloe Melas
    Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, maintain they are innocent of the charges against them in the college admissions scandal. "This is not a story. This has become a total circus. They didn't do anything wrong," a source close to the couple told CNN. Giannulli and Loughlin have both pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Each of the charges is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
  • Massachusetts Judge CRIES After Being Charged With Helping An Undocumented Immigrant Evade ICE

    04/27/2019 6:43:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 192 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04/26/19 | Michelle Curran
    A Massachusetts judge has left court in tears after being indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant evade immigration officials. Judge Shelley M Richmond Joseph and trial court officer Wesley MacGregor are accused of conspiring to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from taking an undocumented immigrant into custody at Newton District Court on April 2, 2018. Joseph had allegedly ordered the courtroom recording device to be turned off for 52 seconds while she and the defendant Jose Medina-Perez's lawyer had a conversation about getting him out of the courthouse instead of handing him over...
  • Really enjoying the stealth censorship here.

    04/23/2019 12:01:31 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 121 replies
    This place is getting more like facebook and twitter, stealthly deleting posts for not stated reasons. Sometimes whole topics. You don't know they're gone until you browse your comments and find they don't exist anymore. Way to go censors. 20+ year guy here and i will say this is a new level of low. Read it while you can, i am sure whoever's deleting comments tonight will not want to have this out there.
  • 'The Trumps had beef with me then, and they're gonna have beef with me forever...Meghan McCain

    02/09/2019 7:22:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 108 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 9, 2019 | Keith Griffith
    'The Trumps had beef with me then, and they're gonna have beef with me forever. I'm not gonna forget': Meghan McCain blasts Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for attending her father's funeral The View co-host appeared on Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday Said she was shocked when Jared and Ivanka attended John McCain's funeral I thought that my family had made it clear, or at least I had, that the Trumps are unwelcome around me, and that my father had been sort of very clear about the line between the McCains and the Trumps,' she told Colbert. 'So...
  • This is what you get when the Refs decide the NFC Champs

    02/03/2019 8:12:40 PM PST · by Positive · 113 replies
    My Eyeballs | 2/3/2019 | Self
    Yeah, I'm from Louisiana.
  • ‘This hurts so much’: Federal workers speak out about shutdown hardships

    01/08/2019 4:19:30 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 181 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 7, 2019 9:40 pm | Dick Uliano
    Members of the American Federation of Government Employees and other government employee unions detailed the problems of working without a predictable paycheck on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Federal workers caught up in the partial government shutdown — now in its third week — said that without a regular paycheck, they’re having to make some very tough choices. A dozen unionized federal employees and union leaders, assembled by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the hardship is growing from the shutdown. Some spoke of cash-flow problems in the absence of a paycheck. “I got to...
  • Poll: More Americans Than Ever Want to Move Out of the U.S.

    01/05/2019 7:02:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/05/2019 | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    A record number of Americans say they would want to move out of the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll.In 2017 and 2018, 16 percent of Americans said they would want to leave America permanently for another country. The rise corresponds with the beginning of the Trump presidency in January, 2017.The percentage of those who say they want to leave the country is higher than both the 11 percent who said they wanted to leave while President George W. Bush was in office and the 10 percent who said so under President Obama.Those who said they wanted to leave...
  • Shutdown Stories: 11-year-old starts business to help her furloughed mom

    01/04/2019 8:44:15 AM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Heather Graf
    On Day 13 of the partial government shutdown, an 11-year-old from North Potomac is on a mission. “My mind was just going through like, how can I help, how can I contribute to my family,” said Bella Berrellez. The fifth grader’s mother works for the FDA and is currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. She got her last paycheck on Friday, December 28. “I woke up one morning and went downstairs to eat breakfast and I saw the television was on and I saw it said the government was shutting down,” said Berrellez. “I just want my...
  • I'm a Federal Employee:

    12/22/2018 8:10:58 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 186 replies
    There are essential and non-essential federal employees. During a shutdown the non-essential do not report to work while the essential MUST or risk termination. Neither group receives pay while the shutdown is in effect. When it's all settled and everyone gets their back pay, the non-essential group received paid days off while the ones that were required to report for duty got shafted.
  • Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

    11/16/2018 10:52:42 AM PST · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/15/18 | Ealanor Ainge Roy
    New Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what the word “trivial” means, after it appeared in a final-year exam and left many confused. Some students who took the year 13 history exam claimed the “unfamiliar word” was too hard, and the exam should now be marked according to each student’s different understanding and interpretation of “trivial”. The exam asked for students to write an essay on whether they agreed with a quote from Julius Caesar which reads: “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes”. An online petition claims the word trivial “caused...