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Author Topic: What's in the News? 2.0  (Read 35117 times)

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Online TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #525 on: April 23, 2019, 11:46:31 PM »
purrrr. You know the way to a woman's heart.

I though the best way to a woman's heart was through the abdomen then up between the ribcage. :D

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #526 on: April 23, 2019, 11:48:22 PM »
I though the best way to a woman's heart was through the abdomen then up between the ribcage. :D

That is for the bedroom dear.

Offline TolvoTopic starter

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #527 on: April 24, 2019, 06:32:28 AM »
Kamala Harris recently called trans women trans men in a discussion on the murders of trans women.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/04/23/kamala-harris-praised-lgbt-rights-confused-trans-women/

It's kind of another in a line of her really fucking up on this, such as her ordering trans women to reside in male prisons and being against transition care for transgender inmates. Even when trying to appear like she cares(She doesn't at all) she can't even pretend right.

Online Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #528 on: April 24, 2019, 10:07:04 AM »
CDC issues warning of the 'Kissing Bug', which behaves like a tick, and spreads the Changas Disease.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/cdc-blood-sucking-kissing-bug-confirmed-in-delaware/ar-BBWf9Re?ocid=spartanntp

Offline TolvoTopic starter

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #529 on: April 24, 2019, 10:12:44 AM »
https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/prince-harry-shows-support-for-trans-children-charirty-mermaids/#gs.7otxk5

Prince Harry has helped get Mermaids get much more support and recognition. Mermaids has been under fire by TERFs(Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) and the far right. Such figures as Graham Linehan(IT Crowd, Father Tedd), Robert Webb(Mitchell and Webb), and various right wing pundits and bigots and Julie Bindel and the whole TERF/Right Wing intersection have been doing everything in their power to remove funding for this children's charity and to get it shut down. Mermaids will likely get far more funding and resources now, which is amazing to hear. Mermaids is a charity that focuses on giving resources to and helping children who are gender nonconforming or transgender as well as their families and communities, as well as helping children with mental health issues and who are contemplating self harm or suicide.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #530 on: April 25, 2019, 06:29:51 PM »
https://patch.com/florida/miami/baby-rhino-born-zoo-miami-photos

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The baby rhino at Zoo Miami is the first of its species born through induced ovulation and artificial insemination.



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A greater one-horned Indian rhinoceros named "Akuti" delivered what appears to be a healthy calf earlier this week at Zoo Miami. Mother and child will be given time to bond before meeting the public.

"This is only the second successful birth of this very rare species in the zoo's history," Zoo Miami said in announcing the birth on Wednesday. "However, what makes this birth truly historic is that it is the first successful birth of this species anywhere in recorded history to be the result of induced ovulation and artificial insemination."

I will admit, THIS is the kind of news I want to read most of the time. I am smiling like an idiot petting my little plush tank puppy.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #531 on: April 25, 2019, 10:16:54 PM »
Say your son is kicked out of school for sexual misconduct, what do you as a dad do?

You could, try to have the laws rewritten, so that he can go back to school, and sue his accuser and the school of course. What else!?

https://theslot.jezebel.com/vindictive-lobbyist-writes-title-ix-laws-that-could-exo-1834268359

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Theoretically, if all the bills pass as proposed, Missouri state law would allow a student kicked out of school for sexual misconduct to appeal their position and sue the person who accused them, the administrators who performed the investigation, and the school itself.

It’s an interesting trend, considering that a powerful lobbyist named Richard McIntosh allegedly proposed many of these changes soon after his son was kicked out of Washington University in St. Louis, and that McIntosh’s wife sits on the same administrative court that would be set to handle such appeals.


Offline Orval Wintermute

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #532 on: April 26, 2019, 06:31:23 AM »
I realize the story is from the US but the ECHR would make that Missouri law impossible, as it doesn't allow laws to be retroactive. So if a new law is passed outlawing beards people can't be prosecuted for facial hair in 1997, would have thought the US would have similar protections somewhere.

Offline TolvoTopic starter

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #533 on: April 27, 2019, 03:29:04 PM »
https://www.msnbc.com/katy-tur/watch/why-the-nra-is-struggling-1508408387873

So I was trying to find a decent rundown of why the NRA is having a lot of trouble recently.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/san-diego-synagogue/index.html

But during the search I also suddenly started seeing "Especially considering today's events." And I wasn't sure what they meant, to then sadly see there's been a shooting at a Synagogue.

Offline Kitteredge

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #534 on: April 27, 2019, 03:44:36 PM »
Thanks for letting us know about the San Diego shooting. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be as bad as it could have been.

Here's an article I found on the NRA's troubles. They look multi-faceted, with cash at the heart of much of it. Membership has declined in the last two years. The student protests after Parkland may have had an impact, etc. The article does say the NRA is a victim of its own success. But then there's the Russia side. The NRA is being heavily investigated as essentially a spigot by which Russian money was poured all over Republican races in the United States and propping up many NRA activities. This is highly illegal, at least the campaign-finance side.

So, on one side their membership dues have dropped a good amount while their under-the-table finances seem to have been cut off. Now they're squirming.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/17/18167430/nra-2018-midterms-trump-spending-trouble

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/nra-russia-butina-torshin-trump-investigations/

Offline RedRose

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #535 on: April 28, 2019, 06:46:14 AM »
An acquaintance's sibling was missing after shooting but has been found. Crazy sick world.

Offline Skynet

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #536 on: April 28, 2019, 01:29:49 PM »
Thanks for letting us know about the San Diego shooting. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be as bad as it could have been.

Here's an article I found on the NRA's troubles. They look multi-faceted, with cash at the heart of much of it. Membership has declined in the last two years. The student protests after Parkland may have had an impact, etc. The article does say the NRA is a victim of its own success. But then there's the Russia side. The NRA is being heavily investigated as essentially a spigot by which Russian money was poured all over Republican races in the United States and propping up many NRA activities. This is highly illegal, at least the campaign-finance side.

So, on one side their membership dues have dropped a good amount while their under-the-table finances seem to have been cut off. Now they're squirming.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/17/18167430/nra-2018-midterms-trump-spending-trouble

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/nra-russia-butina-torshin-trump-investigations/

Who could have expected that Oliver North would be caught in the middle of a financial scandal?

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #537 on: April 28, 2019, 02:36:14 PM »
https://www.msnbc.com/katy-tur/watch/why-the-nra-is-struggling-1508408387873

So I was trying to find a decent rundown of why the NRA is having a lot of trouble recently.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/san-diego-synagogue/index.html

But during the search I also suddenly started seeing "Especially considering today's events." And I wasn't sure what they meant, to then sadly see there's been a shooting at a Synagogue.

*nods*  It brought back all the memories of the shooting here in Pittsburgh six months ago compounded by the events in New Zealand and Sri Lanka.  This past Saturday's shooter posted on a website about his intent and referenced those other shootings.  One older woman was killed in California after she stepped up to protect their rabbi.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/04/28/lori-gilbert-kaye-woman-protected-rabbi-synagogue-shooting/3608418002/

Offline Oniya

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #538 on: April 28, 2019, 04:05:02 PM »
Who could have expected that Oliver North would be caught in the middle of a financial scandal?

Or, as we used to say at RHPS:

Frank N. Furter: Wait!
Audience: What's Ollie North been saying for the past three weeks?
Frank N. Furter: I can explain...

Offline TolvoTopic starter

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #539 on: April 28, 2019, 06:16:38 PM »
*nods*  It brought back all the memories of the shooting here in Pittsburgh six months ago compounded by the events in New Zealand and Sri Lanka.  This past Saturday's shooter posted on a website about his intent and referenced those other shootings.  One older woman was killed in California after she stepped up to protect their rabbi.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/04/28/lori-gilbert-kaye-woman-protected-rabbi-synagogue-shooting/3608418002/

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2230134593747207

I also saw this, of the Rabbi from the shooting.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #540 on: April 28, 2019, 07:31:58 PM »
His poor hands are all bandaged.  From this day forward every time his raises them in blessing the memory will be there.  It will bring new meaning to passing the challah at shabbat.

Online Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #541 on: April 29, 2019, 03:29:05 PM »
Rape Victims are to hand over their phones and social media to police in the UK.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/rape-victims-asked-to-give-police-access-to-phones-and-social-media/ar-BBWnLVm?ocid=spartandhp

On one hand I can see this being done for investigation purposes and see if maybe there was prior contact between victim and the perpetrator that the victim might not remember (or didn't know there was any connection at the time), but I don't think this is the way to go about it.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #542 on: April 29, 2019, 03:31:09 PM »
Yeah it isn't like we are subjected to invasive enough procedures when reporting a rape. (sarcasm)

Offline TolvoTopic starter

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #543 on: April 29, 2019, 03:50:04 PM »
https://gizmodo.com/did-twitter-keep-tabs-on-journalists-political-leanings-1834312780

It looks like Twitter has been monitoring journalists, as Jack has been appearing on right wing podcasts and speaking to right wing crowds he's been speaking of gathered data he uses to paint the left as insular and an echo chamber with the right as open to all. Despite typically any polar opposite groups typically avoid overlap normally. Twitter has seemingly been trying to keep tabs specifically on journalists, tracking who they talk to and follow. While it was kind of expected it is worrying to see how Jack is using this hidden information twitter has gathered using methods currently unknown with unknown parameters for how to identify who is what.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #544 on: April 29, 2019, 07:16:39 PM »
WARNING!!!!! TRIGGER WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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https://www.khou.com/article/news/national/no-jail-time-for-school-bus-driver-who-admitted-to-raping-14-year-old-girl/285-d3c7f9c7-422d-4727-93c9-edfede9ed664

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No jail time for school bus driver who admitted to raping 14-year-old girl
The 26-year-old will also not be included in online sex offender databases because he is considered a low risk offender.

Yeah.. seems fair.. wait what?! Fucking hell.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-bus-driver-no-prison-rape-girl-20190429-f6asbfowzzhdlfax2p7xv7xeza-story.html

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Prosecutors had asked that Piche should be considered a Level 2 sex offender, but Judge James McClusky said Level 1 was more fitting considering the defendant did not have a criminal history and there was only one victim in the case, according to the Watertown Daily Times. A Level 1 offender is considered low risk.

oh it was his first time, and there was only one victim. Well sure he is not so bad then, what was I thinking?

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #545 on: April 30, 2019, 06:35:34 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/us/university-of-north-carolina-charlotte-shooting/index.html

Two dead after shooting on campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Better send thoughts and prayers because nothing else will be done in this country. yeah im sick and tired of it, and i dont understand how people can see shooting after shooting and just.. thoughts and prayers.. to soon to do anything.. you know unless the shooter is not a white man, then its time to do something.

fucking hell.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #546 on: April 30, 2019, 07:35:34 PM »
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/gwinnett-man-gets-time-served-after-sexually-abusing-captive-teen/sNEnmxJaeJm39lUHZbAgNK/

MORE TRIGGER WARNINGS!!!

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After keeping a teenage girl in sexual captivity for more than a year, Michael Wysolovski will not go to prison.

Yupp no prison time for him.

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Wysolovski was arrested in June 2017 after FBI agents and Gwinnett County police found a 17-year-old North Carolina girl who had been missing for more than a year in his Duluth home. She was malnourished, had ringworm and suffered from back problems because she had been repeatedly been held in a dog cage, her father said in a victim impact statement Thursday.

Wysolovski had been previously indicted on charges of rape, aggravated sodomy, cruelty to children, false imprisonment and interstate interference with custody.

Online Callie Del Noire

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #547 on: April 30, 2019, 07:57:32 PM »

Offline legomaster00156

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #548 on: April 30, 2019, 10:40:53 PM »
Isn't kidnapping a federal crime?
So is obstruction of justice, but let's just say the USA isn't doing so hot on convicting felons lately.

Offline TolvoTopic starter

Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #549 on: April 30, 2019, 10:50:33 PM »
So is obstruction of justice, but let's just say the USA isn't doing so hot on convicting felons lately.

To be fair you can't convict the president. You have to impeach the president first. He technically already is a felon in New York and was around the time of the election. They just can't arrest the president.