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  • Jemele Hill To Narrate LeBron James' Showtime Series 'Shut Up And Dribble'

    09/19/2018 11:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Former ESPN star Jemele Hill will narrate LeBron James' upcoming documentary series on Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The three-part series was previously announced from James and Maverick Carter;s SpringHill Entertainment group. The series looks at the changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.
  • India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

    09/19/2018 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT | Ashok Sharma
    India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. The laws include allowing the practice, known as “triple...
  • These are the people judging Brett Kavanaugh

    09/19/2018 9:45:56 AM PDT · by son of terrence · 4 replies
    Vanity
    Brett Kavanaugh should tell each of the democrats on the Judicial Committee that he doesn't want the support of Senators with such low moral character. It would only slime him to win their support. Diane Feinstein- Aided the Chinese in espionage by employing a Chinese spy for decades! Scum! Leahy stepped down early from the Senate Intelligence Committee over his leaking an draft report from the Intelligence Committee Iran-Contra investigation to NBC News. Scum! Durbin- in 2005 for remarks Durbin made on the Senate floor comparing American US soldiers in Guantánamo Bay to the Nazis, the Soviets, and the Khmer...
  • Future Wealth: Why Amazon Will Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

    09/19/2018 9:26:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/19/2018 | Jeff Brown
    In recent years, Amazon has reshaped entire industries with its innovations in e-commerce and its acquisitions of retail stores like Whole Foods. Today, Jeff Brown, Townhall Media’s Official Wealth Creation Expert, shows why Amazon may soon take an unprecedented step into cryptocurrencies. And as an investor, this is a development that should be on your radar. Most investors missed it… And the mainstream media, as far as I know, never even reported on it… But while Wall Street remains fixated on the ups and downs of bitcoin, something unusual is playing out behind the scenes in the blockchain industry. And...
  • It's More Than Faster Phones: The Life-Changing Potential of 5G Technology

    09/19/2018 9:07:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/19/2018 | Gary Shapiro
    In 1969, it was space travel. Today, the world’s most tech-savvy nations are in a race for 5G – networks that operate 100 times more quickly than today’s cellular networks. So what’s behind this competition to achieve 5G? First, buffering and lag will be a thing of the past, reducing the download time of a two-hour movie – which now requires six minutes – to only 3.6 seconds. But the impacts of 5G are more far-reaching than faster download speeds on our mobile devices. 5G allows for the lighting-speed transmission of massive amounts of data, making the potential applications of...
  • Yo, ho, ho! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day

    09/19/2018 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 27 replies
    Local 10 ABC News Florida ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chistina Maxouris & Emanuella Grinberg
    Aye maties, 'tis the day we've all been waiting for: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But avast! Before you grab your grog and parrot, let's get ye educated! The idea for the day was born in 1995 on a YMCA racquetball court in Albany, Oregon. John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and his friend Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers began throwing around insults, just like pirates. They selected Sept. 19, simply because Summers had recently divorced, it was his ex-wife's birthday, and he figured "the date was stuck in my head, and I wasn't going to do anything with it anymore," he...
  • The Last Straw. Cancelling My Alumni Magazine (eye bleach required)

    09/19/2018 5:36:24 AM PDT · by CA_soon_gone · 36 replies
    MIT Technology Review/MIT News ^ | Sept, 2018 | Yuliye Klochan
    It’s a Wednesday evening in February, and time for the weekly meeting of Pleasure@MIT, an acronym for “peers leading education about sexuality and speaking up for relationship empowerment.” The Pleducators are a wonderful group of people committed to changing the culture at MIT to reduce sexual misconduct by encouraging healthy communication and relationships. Serving as a Pleducator and being part of the VagMo cast have made me believe that change is possible, and that I can be a part of it. And I know now that I can always go back to the learning zone. After all, if I could...
  • The one upside of the false accusations of Kavanugh

    09/19/2018 2:23:51 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 53 replies
    They blew their best ammunition on an obviously good man. Nothing left for Gunsburg's replacement.
  • Brett Kavanaugh 'Was Always a Perfect Gentleman,' Say Two Women Who Dated Him

    09/19/2018 1:51:04 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/18 | Tyler O'Neil
    Psychologist Christine Blasey Ford shook the political world on Sunday when she went public with an accusation that Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in high school. On Monday, two women who dated Kavanaugh — and knew him in high school — joined the 200 other women who defended the judge's high moral character. Ford deserves to be heard, but so do these women. "He was always a perfect gentleman, and I vouch for him completely," Maura Fitzgerald said. "Brett Kavanaugh and I have been good friends since high school. I dated him in college...
  • Coca-Cola, IBM, Citi, Allstate Push for Gay Marriage in Northern Ireland

    09/18/2018 9:53:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2018 | 3:35 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    A number of U.S. multinational companies, including Coca-Cola, IBM, and Citi, have signed onto an open letter that calls on the British Government to legalize homosexual “marriage” in Northern Ireland. The companies claim this is necessary “to attract the best talent to Northern Ireland” and because the multinationals want LGBT employees “to be themselves.” The open letter was created by Amnesty International and it is headlined “Businesses for Love Equality,” and has the Twitter hashtag #Businesses4LoveEquality. […] Some of the U.S.-based multinationals that signed the letter include Coca-Cola, IBM, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Citi, Allstate Northern Ireland, Santander Bank, and Baker...
  • El Paso Gunsmith

    09/18/2018 8:18:50 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 20 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | March 8th 2018 | Do not know
    Just watch....
  • Fight continues against Rockwool in Jefferson County (WV)

    09/18/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike McCullough
    RANSON, W.Va. — Concerned Residents against Rockwool organized a protest Tuesday at the Jefferson County Development Authority. This comes just days after another group, known as Jefferson County Vision, filed a lawsuit against the authority for allowing the insulation plant to locate in Ranson. A Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Development Authority meeting would have included the final reading of a water bond for Rockwool. As opposition grew outside of their windows, the authority decided to table the motion. 35 people were on the list to speak with a few dozen more waiting outside. Those who oppose the facility cite a...
  • Noemie Emery: Democrats' sleazy attack on Kavanaugh comes from an old playbook

    09/18/2018 4:24:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Sep, 2018 | Noemie Emery
    The Democrats had a problem. A young conservative judge seems headed for confirmation to the Supreme Court, and nothing they did was working. Not the screaming women who had be to evicted periodically from the hearings while shouting obscenities; not the thousands of people who called Susan Collins, told her to f--k herself, and said that they hoped that someone would rape her and her assistants; not the complaints of Gloria Steinem, who tied global warming to a dearth of abortions; not the assurance of the famed Biblical scholar Chelsea Clinton that Christianity was really about supporting abortion. And don’t...
  • Equal Justice: The Legend of Herkenbald

    09/18/2018 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 1 replies
    The Knight Shift ^ | September 17, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    Law, we are told even in fifth grade, is something that applies to all without respect to wealth or status. And then a few years later the same notion gets drilled into our mushy skulls during civics class as high school freshmen. It's a noble ideal, and we like to think that the world follows America's example as a model of how under the rule of law, there are none deemed greater than others. Rich or poor, celebrity or obscure, politically affluent or peanut gallery... it doesn't matter. Here we are all equally accounted and equally accountable. And it is...
  • Would it be an issue if Brett Kavanaugh got in a fight instead of an alleged sexual assault?

    09/18/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT · by guitar Josh · 20 replies
    What if there was no alleged sexual assault at age 16 or 17, but instead a real, verifiable fight between Brett Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge, and let's say Kavanaugh pounded the snot out of Judge. Judge went home with 2 black eyes, a bloody nose, split lip and loose teeth. Would there be anyone who would say that should stop him from sitting on the Supreme Court?
  • Why college students don’t vote absentee? They don’t know where to buy a postage stamp

    09/18/2018 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    WTOP ^ | 08/18/18 | Max Smith
    Vote or die.” Unless, it’s too hard to find a stamp. A Fairfax County focus group this summer found many college students who have gotten an absentee ballot simply fail to send it back because a U.S. Postal Service stamp seems to be a foreign concept to them. “One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they don’t know where to get stamps,” Lisa...
  • Siberian Villagers Hope Name Change To 'Syria' Gets Moscow's Attention

    09/18/2018 8:41:33 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Aug 2018 | Alla Mozhdzhenskaya
    BUNGUR, Russia -- Pitted roads, intermittent electricity and water supplies, dilapidated housing, nonexistent health care -- the complaints heard in this village of 600 people near the city of Novokuznetsk are not unusual for rural Russian communities. But these villagers' approach to getting the government's attention to their woes just might be. Locals in Bungur have launched an initiative to rename their village Syria -- reasoning that if Moscow has a few tens of millions of dollars to invest in the Middle Eastern country, it might be able to spare a little investment for a Syria closer to home. "We...
  • Pedophile Joe Biden calls Trump supporters ‘dregs of society’

    09/18/2018 5:57:28 AM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 38 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    In his speech at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2018, former VP Joe Biden attacked the millions of Americans who support President Trump, calling them "intolerant", “virulent people” and “dregs of society”, and of committing a “crime” of prejudice against LGBTQ people.
  • Black-ish’s Jenifer Lewis wore Nike on the Emmys red carpet to support Colin Kaepernick

    09/17/2018 8:45:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Vox ^ | September 17, 2018 | Alex Abad-Santos
    On an Emmys red carpet filled with designer gowns and dashing tuxedos, Broadway and Black-ish star Jennifer Lewis opted to wear Nike. “I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis told Variety during her red-carpet interview before the ceremony. She described her thought process in coming up with the idea to wear Nike as asking herself, “What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike. I’ll wear Nike to say thank you. Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America...
  • Bride threatens guests when only seven people said they'd attend her destination wedding.

    09/17/2018 5:14:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ali Moore
    t seems that every other day, a Bridezilla meltdown goes viral. Last month, a bride “vented” on Facebook after her guests declined a $1500 donation towards her special day. And today, another bride has some… warped expectations about her wedding. In a viral Facebook post posted to Reddit, a bride has completely slammed her guests for not RSVPing to her $2000 destination wedding in Hawaii. She began by admitting that a $3000 wedding in Thailand might have been too much. But that a $2000 Hawaii destination wedding is “within everyone’s reach”. Except, erm… It’s not.