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  • Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss The Girl’

    12/11/2018 11:00:57 PM PST · by tom h · 27 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Noa Wollstein
    [T]he song “Kiss The Girl,” from the Disney hit “The Little Mermaid,” is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute. By performing the song multiple times each semester, the Tigertones elevate it to an offensive and violating ritual ... The premise ... is that the male Prince Eric, on a date with the beautiful female Ariel, should kiss her without asking for a single word to affirm her consent... Lyrics such as ... “she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent... The song launches...
  • Wreckage of US Revolutionary Warship Bonhomme Richard Found

    12/11/2018 5:39:53 PM PST · by Zirondelle76 · 34 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | December 11, 2018 | David Behrens
    He is as familiar to American maritime students as Admiral Lord Nelson is to ours – not least for having uttered the immortal words, “Surrender? I have not yet begun to fight” as his ship sank off the Yorkshire coast. But while John Paul Jones went down in history as the father of the US Navy, the final secret of the stricken Bonhomme Richard is only now beginning to emerge from its watery grave.
  • Stormy Daniels ordered to pay President Trump $293G in legal fees

    12/11/2018 1:32:28 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | Matt Richardson
    The U.S. District Court today ordered Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) to pay President Trump $293,052.33 to reimburse his attorneys’ fees (75% of his total legal bill), plus an additional $1,000 in sanctions to punish Daniels for having filed a meritless lawsuit
  • CBC reinstates "Baby, It's Cold Outside" to it's seasonal playlist amid audience input

    12/11/2018 11:49:29 AM PST · by jerod · 39 replies
    CBC News ^ | Dec 11, 2018 12:39 PM ET
    Citing audience input, CBC has reversed its decision to remove the holiday track Baby, It's Cold Outside from seasonal playlists. "Last week, we decided to press pause to consider the different points of view on playing Baby, It's Cold Outside. Because we value our audience input, which was overwhelmingly to include the song, we have put it back on the two playlists where it had been removed," Chuck Thompson, CBC's head of public affairs, said in a statement Tuesday. "Appreciating not everyone interprets lyrics the same way, listeners may wish to skip the song as we understand not everyone will...
  • The Last to Let You Down

    12/11/2018 7:22:52 AM PST · by Baynative · 4 replies
    Marine archives ^ | unk | Video
    A tribute to those who have fallen and those who honor them. http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=25231107&endcard=false
  • Military will build border wall if Pelosi, Schumer don't agree to pay for it: Trump

    12/11/2018 6:03:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    abc ^ | Dec 11, 2018, 8:27 AM ET | y Mariam Khan
    "If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!" Republicans leading the House and Senate support Trump’s aggressive push for funding. But they need Democrats to support the proposal in the Senate to pass the 60-vote threshold, complicating any funding negotiations.
  • Community rallies around donut shop owner (month old story but sweet)

    12/11/2018 5:50:28 AM PST · by vespa300 · 2 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | Nov. 2, 2018 | Kelly Taylor FOX11
    The Seal Beach community is rallying around a donut shop owner amid their family's health crisis. For three decades, John and Stella Chan have been serving donuts in the community at Donut City on Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Simple gasket screw-up shut down the bridge from New Jersey to Delaware for 6 hours

    12/11/2018 1:10:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A preliminary investigation has found that a gasket failure caused a chemical gas leak that forced the temporary closure of a heavily used bridge connecting Delaware and New Jersey on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Officials with Croda Inc. said Tuesday that initial findings show that an incorrect gasket fitted on a pipe during construction of its Delaware ethylene oxide production plant failed Sunday. The company is sending the gasket to independent experts for analysis and confirmation.
  • Silent Sam ‘strike’ by instructors crosses a line, BOG’s Kotis says

    12/10/2018 6:37:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    https://www.carolinajournal.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Lindsay Marchello
    At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say. A proposal by the university’s Board of Trustees to rehouse Silent Sam in a $5.3 million historical center has been met with protests from students and community activists, but a proposed strike crosses a line, UNC System Board of Governors member Marty Kotis told Carolina Journal. “When people start saying you have to believe something or we’re not going to release your grades unless this is done, they’re...
  • Shooting the Stoner: Mk23, Bren, and 63A Carbine

    12/10/2018 5:50:31 AM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | 8dec18 | Ian McCollum
    This article consists of a video found HERE. It's actually a pretty good video. Some comments... Is the Stoner 63 really as good of a gun as everyone says? Today is my first opportunity to try one out on the range, and I’m going to look at it in three different configurations: the Mk23 SEAL light machine gun, the “Bren” style automatic rifle, and the carbine. Let’s see how it handles! I owe a tremendous thanks to Movie Armaments Group in Toronto for the opportunity to take the Stoner kit out to the range! Check them out on Instagram to...
  • Tyler Perry, Kid Rock pay off holiday layaway bills for strangers

    12/09/2018 6:43:11 PM PST · by Hugin · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Karen Butler
    Filmmaker Tyler Perry and musician Kid Rock paid off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Walmart layaway bills to help strangers have a happier holiday season. "I was trying to do this anonymously but due to some circumstances, y'all know nothing stays secret these days," Perry said in a Twitter video, giving the addresses of two Georgia Walmart stores where he paid off the bills. (snip) "@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!" Kid Rock tweeted. "Today, our store got a call...
  • Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

    12/09/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-9-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend. On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police. On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalised shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies. The Elysee palace said on Sunday that Macron,...
  • Have Been Using Brave. Auto Update Yesterday, and cannot change homepage and tracking

    12/09/2018 7:38:49 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 40 replies
    I have been using Brave with no issues but the scrolling problem. Yesterday Brave updated. Now I cannot change the homepage, it is one of theirs, I was able to change goog to duck duck go, but it now lists and autofills when I search and I cannot turn that off There doesn't seem to be a place to do these simple things anymore. Although the scrolling problem went away.
  • ONE SOLITARY LIFE

    12/08/2018 2:58:45 PM PST · by Liz · 19 replies
    Adapted from an essay by Dr. James Allan Francis
    Born in an obscure village. A Child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. And for three years, He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. Never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never really had a family of His own. Never went to college. Never set foot in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place He was born. He never did things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. While still a young...
  • [8k/yr] of women burned alive in India, not recognized as humans: Ministry warns

    12/08/2018 12:37:46 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 101 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Thousands of brides are being burned alive in India despite the practice being illegal, a Christian ministry has warned. India Partners, a Christian organization that works alonside indigenous Christian grassroots agencies in India, told Mission Network News on Thursday that there are still as many as 8,000 bride burning cases a year in the Hindu-majority country. A representative with India Partners, identified only as John, said the low view of women is spread through parts of India's society. “This is true both of men and women. It’s not just of men itself. Most women see the other woman as in...
  • CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr.

    12/08/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme It appears Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets. You can’t use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria! According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected,...
  • Twitter locks the @USSArizona account

    12/07/2018 10:45:49 PM PST · by DesScorp · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-7-2018 | Doug P.
    On the morning of December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked, marking the beginning of the United States’ war against Japan. @USSArizona marked the occasion with a series of “as it happened” tweets... However, earlier in the day during the live “as it happened” tweets, there was a problem that’s being looked into.
  • Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez Slams Christian Voters: They Just “Buy” What They Hear at Church

    12/07/2018 7:17:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Peter Hasson
    Listen on YouTubeDemocratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays.  Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because “people buy” what they hear at church.“And we all have to make sure that we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at the local level or Fox at the national level,” Perez...
  • Before Roe She Taught Women How to Kill Their Own Babies, at 90 She’s Still Promoting Abortion

    12/07/2018 7:10:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.05.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A woman who taught dangerous, self-induced abortions and referred women to back alley abortionists prior to Roe v. Wade is being celebrated as a heroine in modern America.Slate recently profiled 90-year-old Patricia Maginnis, an early leader of the pro-abortion movement in America.  Maginnis taught classes on self-induce abortions and started an “underground railroad” of abortionists to refer women to in the 1960s. She also advocated for legalizing abortion on demand, supposedly to protect women from the dangerous abortions that she also was promoting.Earlier this year, the National Women’s History Alliance recognized her as an “unsung hero in the fight for...
  • GREAT AGAIN: Schools bring back chocolate milk as Michelle O lunch rules eased

    12/07/2018 2:03:56 PM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | December 7, 2018 | Victor Skinner
    When former first lady Michelle Obama’s strict limitations on school lunches went into effect, students across the country dumped the unappetizing offerings in the garbage, a debacle that cost taxpayers billions in wasted food and lunchroom sales. Students, parents, administrators and lunch staff pleaded with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to roll back the restrictions – specific limits on everything from total calories to fat, sugar, sodium, and whole grain content – and the government created various waivers to allow schools to serve students food they will actually eat. Now, the Trump administration is scrapping the unnecessary bureaucracy altogether by...