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  • 20 men, mostly of Pakistani origin, jailed in Huddersfield UK for sexual abuse of teenage girls

    10/19/2018 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 23 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | 19 Oct 2018 | N/A
    20 men, mostly of Pakistani origin, jailed in UK for sexual abuse of teenage girls Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen girls in a northern England town, in what a judge called a “vile and wicked” campaign of exploitation.The men in the town of Huddersfield were found guilty in three trials this year, but the verdicts could not be reported until a judge lifted reporting restrictions on Friday.The cases are the latest in a series of prosecutions in northern English towns and cities for child sexual exploitation involving British Asian men of mostly...
  • Kimberley Strassel DISMANTLES Washington Post fact check of Bruce Ohr

    08/20/2018 12:57:19 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/18/2018 | Kimberley Strassel
    Kimberley Strassel DISMANTLES Washington Post fact check of Bruce Ohr This is a must read thread from the WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel where she absolutely dismantles point-by-point the Washington Post’s fact check of senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr, a recent target of President Trump.Please have a read (21 in all):1) It is never fun to tackle fact checkers, but this one is a case study in that modern art of omitting details, stating unsupportable assertions as fact, slipping things in, manipulating a narrative. Opinion as "fact." So let's go through it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/08/16/who-is-bruce-ohr-why-does-trump-keep-tweeting-about-him/?utm_term=.e30d884f001c …2)"Ohr exists in a netherworld — a subject of fascination...
  • American Idol Finalist [Jax] Says Itll Be An Honor to Perform at White House [Despite haters]

    07/03/2018 7:05:52 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7/2/2018 | Rusty
    American Idol Finalist Says It'll Be An Honor to Perform at White House – It's About Patriotism By Rusty | Featured Contributor | July 2, 2018 3:34PM "American Idol" finalist Jax, isn't towing the Hollywood/music/sports industry line, saying she finds the chance to perform at the White House to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."I think it's kinda a really unfortunate thing people can't separate politics and patriotism," she told TMZ, explaining that her family has a strong military background.It's not about her or the President."I think it's about honoring our troops and celebrating the birthday of our country," she said.President Trump and...
  • Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book

    01/03/2018 6:37:01 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 140 replies
    The Guardian (via MSN) ^ | 1/3/2018 | David Smith
    Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive bookDonald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.....He is particularly scathing about a June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York. A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the...
  • After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming Apocalypse

    11/25/2017 2:44:15 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’ Michael BastaschFor at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil — that serve as the pillars of modern society. Only quick, decisive global action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change,...
  • Cuban Doctors Revolt: You Get Tired of Being a Slave

    09/29/2017 3:09:47 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/29/2017 | ERNESTO LONDOO
    Cuban Doctors Revolt: "You Get Tired of Being a Slave" RIO DE JANEIRO - In a rare act of collective defiance, scores of Cuban doctors working overseas to make money for their families and their country are suing to break ranks with the Cuban government, demanding to be released from what one judge called a "form of slave labor."Thousands of Cuban doctors work abroad under contracts with the Cuban authorities. Countries like Brazil pay the island's Communist government millions of dollars every month to provide the medical services, effectively making the doctors Cuba's most valuable export.But the doctors get a...
  • Evangelicals draw critics with 'Nashville Statement' on sexuality

    08/30/2017 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/30/2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Evangelicals draw critics with 'Nashville Statement' on sexuality By Lukas MikelionisPublished August 30, 2017A group of evangelical leaders who released “the Nashville Statement” on Tuesday -- reiterating Christian viewpoints toward same-sex marriage and transgender rights -- have come under fire from Nashville's mayor and critics on social media.The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), consisting of a number of evangelical Christian leaders, published a manifesto aimed at addressing issues of sexuality. It was endorsed by scholars, pastors and leaders at a Nashville conference Friday.“The spirit of our age does not delight in God’s good design of male and female....
  • For years, the Houston area has been losing ground (May 2016)

    08/29/2017 10:42:41 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 41 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/28/2016 | John Harden
    For years, the Houston area has been losing ground By John D. HardenMay 28, 2016Houston is sinking - and has been for decades.As torrential rains have pounded the city in consecutive years, leading to repeated, heavy and deadly flooding, this inconvenient fact contributes to the region's misery.Parts of Harris County have dropped between 10 and 12 feet since the 1920s, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey.State and local officials have made various efforts over the past 40 years to stabilize the ground, but some areas continue to sink - by as much as 2 inches per year.Spring Branch,...
  • Choose Sides? You Bet. But Antifa and Fascism Are the Same Side.

    08/23/2017 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 8/22/2017 | J.D. Tuccille
    Choose Sides? You Bet. But Antifa and Fascism Are the Same Side. Advocates of liberal society are a side in themselves, and the left- and right-wing thugs battling in the streets are rival siblings from an illiberal family....The problem many Americans had with Trump's weasel words was that Heather Heyer was dead, and many other people injured, in Charlottesville, allegedly at the hands of James Alex Fields, Jr., a neo-Nazi who drove his car into a crowd in an act of political terrorism. And Fields was in Charlottesville to attend a rally featuring a dollar-store version of a Leni Riefenstahl...
  • A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care

    07/19/2017 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 52 replies
    Quartz ^ | 7/18/2017 | Annalisa Merelli
    A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care For now, at least, the health-care fight in the US is over. The Senate bill replacing president Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has collapsed after two more Republican senators withdrew their support, leaving the ruling party without a majority. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to repeal Obamacare entirely, with a two-year delay so his party can negotiate a new bill, but several Republicans oppose that too.That leaves the US with Obamacare, whose signal achievement was to cut by 20 million (pdf) the number...
  • This pro-life talk at Google's headquarters was a hit

    06/23/2017 5:40:55 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 20 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 6/22/2017 | N/A
    This pro-life talk at Google's headquarters was a hit Mountain View, Calif., Jun 22, 2017A pro-life activist walks into Google’s headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood.It may sound like the start to a far-fetched joke, but on April 20th, pro-life speaker and activist Stephanie Gray did just that.Gray was the co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and served as its executive director for several years before starting the ministry which she now runs, Love Unleashes Life.She spoke in April...
  • You Cant Understand ISIS If You Dont Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

    06/06/2017 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/5/2017 | Alastair Crooke
    You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia By Alastair Crooke BEIRUT — The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?”It appears — even now — that Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite is divided. Some applaud that ISIS is...
  • A little scuffle, then a peaceful march for Trump supporters at Shore [NJ]

    03/26/2017 8:42:16 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 3/26/2017 | MaryAnn Spoto
    A little scuffle, then a peaceful march for Trump supporters at Shore By MaryAnn Spoto March 26, 2017 SEASIDE HEIGHTS -- A pro-Trump rally, which drew more than 2,000 in Seaside Heights, briefly took an ugly turn on Saturday -- one day after Republicans in Congress failed to pass their long-promised healthcare reform bill. ...the crowd cheered on a series of speakers declaring their hatred of "fake news" and their wistfulness for an America that they said had once promised liberty and prosperity for all of its citizens. The four-hour event, which was largely peaceful, took on a sour note...
  • New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero

    10/09/2016 1:24:08 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 1 replies
    Miami Herold ^ | 9/17/2016 | Douglas Hanks
    New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero When Donald Trump offered to spend $10 million revamping the county golf course in Crandon Park, his top negotiator made one thing perfectly clear: the 20-foot trees along the shoreline had grown much too tall for the moguls tastes. If he cant get the 450 yards of mangroves reduced to 4 feet high so the Miami Skyline can be seen along Number 18, parks chief Jack Kardys wrote to staff in March 2014, there will be no deal. More than two years later, Trumps failed bid for Crandon is being lauded in...
  • How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts

    04/03/2016 3:56:20 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 92 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/3/2016 | Martin Matishak
    How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts A $2.7 billion attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, has been out of commission for more than a year because of a defective pipe joint near the ships nuclear-powered engine. The defective part, which is worth about $10,000, was installed near the ships nuclear power plant. Engineers discovered the poorly welded steam pipe in early 2015, and ongoing repairs have led to the ship being stuck in overhaul ever since, according to Navy Times. The submarine was considered a great success just a few years ago. It was delivered to the...
  • Winded Warrior Project Helps Soldiers, Vets Get Fit

    08/09/2015 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 1 replies
    Duffel Blog ^ | 8/7/2015 | Jay B
    Winded Warrior Project Helps Soldiers, Vets Get Fit WASHINGTON The Army and a non-profit have joined forces to find a new way for soldiers and veterans to shed pounds while reclaiming their lives and careers. The new program, the Winded Warrior Project,will launch service-wide and through VA hospitals around the country in September, after six months of successful trialsin the National Capital Region.I actually got an administrative separation, because I couldnt meet the weight standards, said Winded Warrior directorMitch Mesa. The other guys called me Mesa Grande.It really hurt.The organization takes troops who are in danger due to weight...
  • Poland pays damages to CIA detainees

    05/18/2015 12:02:10 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 2 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | 5/18/2015 | N/A
    Poland pays damages to CIA detainees Warsaw (AFP) - Poland has paid part of the damages to two men detained in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil before they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, the foreign ministry told AFP on Monday. Last July, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons, saying it knowingly abetted the unlawful imprisonment and torture of Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian, and Saudi citizen Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002-2003. It awarded Zubaydah 130,000 euros ($148,000), while al-Nashiri was awarded 100,000 euros.
  • Hawaii state insurance exchange to shut down

    05/12/2015 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 23 replies
    Fierce Health Payer ^ | May 11, 2015 | Brian Eastwood
    Hawaii state insurance exchange to shut down Hawaii Health Connector never achieved financial sustainability May 11, 2015 | By Brian Eastwood The Hawaii Health Connector will shut down operations on Sept. 30, InsuranceNewsNet reported. The exchange site will cease new enrollment this week, discontinue its outreach programs at the end of May and transfer its technology assets to the state by Sept. 30, the article said. The exchange's 37,000 enrollees can re-enroll on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange for the 2016 plan year. Hawaii Health Connector has faced financial problems from its inception. A report issued earlier this year found that...
  • Remembering a Crime That You Didnt Commit

    03/08/2015 7:07:27 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 19 replies
    The New Yorker via MSN ^ | 3/8/2015 | Douglas Starr
    Remembering a Crime That You Didnt Commit In 1906, Hugo Mnsterberg, the chair of the psychology laboratory at Harvard University and the president of the American Psychological Association, wrote in the Times Magazine about a case of false confession . A woman had been found dead in Chicago, garroted with a copper wire and left in a barnyard, and the simpleminded farmers son who had discovered her body stood accused. The young man had an alibi, but after questioning by police he admitted to the murder. He did not simply confess, Mnsterberg wrote; he was quite willing to repeat his...
  • USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: Its A Win-Win

    11/28/2014 11:04:37 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 28 replies
    Food World News ^ | 11/27/2014 | N/A
    USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: Its A Win-Win Nov 27, 2014 06:24 PM ESTUSDA Cranberries - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to purchase up to $55 million in cranberry products to the Congressional Cranberry Caucus.The USDA doubled with this buy the previous one, which was in January. The agreement ended up with the Agriculture Dept. getting 68 million pounds of surplus cranberries, Green Bay Press Gazette reported.The U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said on a press release on Monday that Wisconsin is the main producer of cranberries and the decision of the USDA is to...