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McCabe Resigns
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Emirati wife uses husband’s phone to text herself a ‘divorce message’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Life is intolerable for a wife stuck in a marriage with a man who refuses to divorce her, despite her several pleads.
I think my Mom seen dis soap opera.
In the case of one Emirati lady, It has been extremely hard for her to gain a divorce from her husband according to Dubai-based Al Bayan newspaper, where after three years of a toxic relationship, something had to be done.

The feud
The husband in this case was refusing to grant his wife a divorce, Al Bayan reported, not out of love, but because he wants to humiliate her and emotionally her.

Although no official documents are signed, the married couple with children are effectively separated - fiercely quarrelling and sleeping in separate rooms.

The constant hostilities and fights triggered the Emirati wife to eventually kick her husband out of the house, but she wanted him out of her life too.

’Triple Talaq’
Under Islamic jurisprudence a man can divorce his wife by publicly uttering the words: "I divorce you" three times. This practice is known as the ’Triple Talaq’ (Triple Divorce).

For a woman, however, the divorce process requires presence in court before a judge and a mandatory reconciliation process that when fails, divorce is granted.

In seeking consultation of an Islamic scholar, the wife was reassured that the Sharia practice of "Triple Talaq" is effective via text message, as long as the husband has the intention to divorce and is sure about his decision.

The scholar’s approval encouraged her to proceed with a midnight plot which would forever rescue her from this toxic marriage.

The plot
As her husband was sound asleep, the aggrieved woman used his finger tip to access his mobile phone and send a text message to herself "I divorce you", three times.

The next day she went to the court eager to present her evidence.

Unfortunately, this desperate trick for relief only lead to more complications for want out woman.

What was meant to be a quick solution turned into another nightmare after officials at the Dubai Personal Status Court asked the woman of the source of the message and she admitted her actions.

According to Al Bayan, when the husband was informed he vowed that he will make the divorce process in court as hard and slow as possible.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Idiot Shraih now allows her to undergo what? Torture? worse?

Heathen.
Posted by: newc || 01/29/2018 1:20 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Bride-to-be dies after filming herself drinking poison
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A bride-to-be filmed herself drinking poison and sent the clip to her ex-boyfriend before she died, according to British and Indian media reports.
And the wedding was just ruined!
Due to marry 10 days later, the woman ‐ named as Nisha Devidad ‐ sent the video to her former lover after he allegedly blackmailed her, according to her brother Ravi.

"'A youth named Nikhil Borkar is responsible for my sister's death. He lured my sister on the pretext of marriage, then used her and started blackmailing her," Ravi was quoted as saying, adding that she took her life because she was "fed up and defeated."

In the horrifying footage, Devidas is seen drinking a thick black substance in the video at her home in the village of Rohini in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, according to the Daily Mail.

"Devidad was discovered by an unknown person and rushed to the District General Hospital in Bhandara but was declared dead on arrival," the Mail reported.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Paraquat AKA" East Indian Divorce" in the West Indies. A nasty death but gives you time to make every one feel sorry. There is no antidote! https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/paraquat/basics/facts.asp
Posted by: Eohippus Slack5175 || 01/29/2018 12:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Great. Now I'll have Steely Dan's "Haitian Divorce" running thru my head all afternoon...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/29/2018 14:55 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Today's Idiots: Students hate Trump's SOTU…before it even happens! (Video)
This Tuesday, President Donald Trump will give his first State Of The Union address to the nation.

Critics of Trump have already begun to express displeasure with his actions in the days leading up to the speech, leading some to wonder whether this opposition is substantive, or rooted in a distaste of Trump as a person.

Wanting to find out, Campus Reform headed to New York University to ask students their opinions of President Trump’s State of the Union. The only problem for them was that the speech would not take place for another seven days...

Would that stop them from giving strong, condemnatory opinions on the speech?
It depends on whether or not their brain runs on facts or feelz.
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2018 11:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It depends on whether or not their brain runs on facts or feelz.

Their what?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2018 12:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Just kidding. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2018 12:58 Comments || Top||

#3  HELLO!!!

These are no longer institutions of higher education. They are ALL liberal indoctrination camps.

If you want to learn anything go to YouTube.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 01/29/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Because of their education they can see the future; once the SOTU is given they will hate it, just wait and see.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/29/2018 15:53 Comments || Top||


Kansas intern confidentiality rule: What happens in a lawmaker's office stays there
It's good to be the king.
Interns in the Kansas Statehouse are required to sign a sweeping confidentiality agreement that employment law attorneys warn could have a chilling effect on their willingness to report harassment or illegal activity.

Anything that takes place or is said in a lawmaker’s office stays there, the document says, under threat of immediate termination.

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Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2018 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under:

#1  or illegal activity.

Sounds like an obstruction of justice indictment waiting to happen.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Thought they interned for the experience?
Posted by: SKIDMARK || 01/29/2018 11:44 Comments || Top||


Elon Musk is selling 20,000 flamethrowers.
Instagram Link to video of Elon using it
The stress must be getting to him.
Link where they are being sold

Link to Breitbart driveway story.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/29/2018 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [578 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let me see, most private houses (middle class not mansions) are wooden, right?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2018 3:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Be great for freeing frozen pump handles.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 4:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Zombie Apocalypse Prepper stocks going down? What can't Trump do? /rhet
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Is it natural gas or propane? Or sticky napalm?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/29/2018 11:40 Comments || Top||

#5  You'd think he'd have sold

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/29/2018 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  It's nothing more than a fancy expensive propane torch. It's not a flamethrower. The flame is maybe 3 feet long.

I want a REAL flamethrower.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/29/2018 13:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Does it only consume green fuel?
Posted by: Iblis || 01/29/2018 13:30 Comments || Top||


#9  My HarborFreight flame thrower seems to go about 6 feet away. Last time I used it was to start a tree trunk on fire - the chain link fence next to trunk, had over the years, been incorporated into the trunk due to natural processes. It was by far the best solution to that problem. I have a pesky wild grape vine along that same fence that I "treat" with the flame thrower every few years, rather than dig the root bundle out. I wear my welding leathers when I use it, it gives off a LOT of radiant energy.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/29/2018 16:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Guys, you do NOT want me to have one of those...

The possibilities are endless
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/29/2018 19:58 Comments || Top||


Texas inmate busted while reentering prison with booze, home-cooked meals
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So he wasn't on the lamb?
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2018 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Nice!
Very nice Gorb.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 9:23 Comments || Top||


Police on the hunt for serial porta-potty arsonist
[FoxNews] Canadian authorities are hunting the person responsible for a rash of fires targeting portable bathrooms in downtown Vancouver.

Seven porta-potties have been set on fire in the late night or early-morning hours between Dec. 8 and Jan. 19, the Vancouver Police Department said in a news release.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Apparently nobody gives ...
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 9:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Only use real Hatch chili, accept no substitutes.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 16:44 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Seine peaks as waterlogged Paris eyes clean-up
[AFP] The swollen Seine peaked Monday at more than four metres above its normal level, leaving a lengthy mop-up job for Parisians after days of rising waters that have put the soggy city on alert.

The river rose to 5.85 metres (19.2 feet) early Monday, causing continued headaches for commuters as well as people living near its overflowing banks.

The Vigicrues flooding agency said the river would stay at its current level throughout the day before beginning to recede Tuesday.

"It's been a gradual rise, so you can't really call it a 'peak' -- we prefer to say it has plateaued," said Rachel Puechberty, a spokeswoman for the agency.

Light rain is forecast for Monday but it is not expected to push the Seine higher, though water levels are likely to stay high for at least a week, Puechberty said.

Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes in the greater Paris region, according to police, while 1,900 households have lost electricity.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 08:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Israel has been having floods, too, and Egypt has been having weather. That’s probably why that part of the world has been quiet in recent days.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Flushing the migrant camps?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 14:27 Comments || Top||

#3  It's the dreaded climate change - everybody panic!
Posted by: Raj || 01/29/2018 20:38 Comments || Top||


Pico-Rivera councilman, teacher recorded making anti-military rant in classroom
[ABC7] A government teacher and city council member of Pico-Rivera
...located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California...
I can never remember which is larger, Pico Rivera or Nano Rivera.
That hurts so much I cannot read the rest of the article, Mr. Pruitt.
10-9 nano n, 10-12 pico p
is under fire for a classroom rant in which he criticized the intelligence of those who serve in the military.

In the 5-minute speech recorded by a student, Gregory Salcido is heard using expletives about those who serve in the military and their intelligence.

"Your freakin' stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They're dumb- - -ts. They're not high-level bankers. They're not academic people. They're not intellectual people."

"They're the freaking lowest of our low."

Salcido teaches U.S. government at El Rancho High School and is a current member of the Pico-Rivera City Council as well as a former mayor.

He was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in 1999 and served terms as mayor in 2002, 2010 and 2015, according to his online biography.

The rant was triggered by a student wearing a Marine Corps shirt.

The student who recorded Salcido's rant a week ago was also wearing Marine clothing. He said he felt terrorized by his teacher's words.

"And I told him it was a family tradition," the student recalled. "My dad's done it, my two uncles have done it. And I just wanted to continue that tradition because it's also something I wanted to do as a kid. And he said so if it was a family tradition to beat women, would you continue it too?"

It appears this isn't the first time Salcido has come under fire. The Whittier Times reports the El Rancho High School teacher was placed on administrative leave in 2010 after a parent complained about inappropriate comments he made in class. At the time, Salcido denied making inappropriate comments and said they were exaggerated.

Salcido did not respond to requests for comment but posted a brief message on Facebook: "The Salcido 3 just got out of an excellent musical, 'The Band's Arrival'. I turned my phone back on to unexpectedly see a storm. I don't think it's wise for me to make any specific comments, but I want my friends, family, and students to know we are fine and we respect the rights of free expression for all individuals."
...especially himself when indulging his feelz at the expense of some poor student.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And he said so if it was a family tradition to beat women, would you continue it too?

Only if I wanted to be a top notch Hollywood Producer or NFL player.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 01/29/2018 1:18 Comments || Top||

#2  They're not academic people. They're not intellectual people."
Posted by: no mo uro || 01/29/2018 5:44 Comments || Top||

#3  "They're not academic people. They're not intellectual people."

Here's a cluebat, teach - in 2018, most public school teachers re NOT intellectual people.
Posted by: no mo uro || 01/29/2018 5:45 Comments || Top||

#4  This was the crap from the '60-'70s draft army period. Somewhere in the '70s the military realized to many 'educators' were handing out worthless pieces of paper. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery was employed to validate those pieces of paper as the military no longer accepted the face value of them.

I've always felt every senior high school student should take the ASVAB, not as a recruiting measure, but as a measure of the education system they've attended for so many years.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 7:47 Comments || Top||

#5  They're not academic people. They're not intellectual people."

The biggest problem, IMO, in the world today are lumpen-intelligentsia.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2018 7:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Any bets the solution will be to ban students from wearing military related articles of clothing?
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2018 8:50 Comments || Top||

#7  I can never remember which is larger, Pico Rivera or Nano Rivera.

Both larger than Geraldo.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 9:26 Comments || Top||

#8  #4 I've always felt every senior high school student should take the ASVAB, not as a recruiting measure, but as a measure of the education system they've attended for so many years.
Posted by: Procopius2k 2018-01-29 07:47


...That's one of the reasons they don't. Educators know damned well that the ASVAB is one of the finest true aptitude tests ever designed, and the last thing many of them want is a neutral, unbiased test result in Federal hands that actually shows how badly they're letting down their kids.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/29/2018 9:44 Comments || Top||

#9  My stuff knowledge is so dated, but police departments used to use the ASVAB.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 10:00 Comments || Top||

#10  BTW, substitute 'black' or 'gay' for the 'military' and ask yourself how long this dude would remain employed. Hate is hate.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 10:36 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian jet flies within 5 feet of US Navy plane, Pentagon says
Washington (CNN)A Russian military jet performed an unsafe intercept of a US Navy P-3 Orion surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea Monday, three defense officials told CNN.

The American pilots reported that the Russian jet came within five feet of the US plane, according to two of the officials.

The Russian jet's action forced the US Navy aircraft to end its mission prematurely, one of the officials said.

Several unsafe interactions between Russian and US military forces have taken place near the Black Sea.

Russian, US and NATO forces operate in close proximity to one another in the area, particularly since Russia boosted its military presence in the region following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 14:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Didn't happen if no video.
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2018 15:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Chinese played that game too. You really want a similar outcome?

You know if you park a fighter within so many feet of the Orion, the radar on the intercept may be spoofed. "Meet my little friend"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 16:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Shoot it down
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2018 18:13 Comments || Top||

#4  40 years ago: "Wow, that's interesting!"
30 years ago: "Prolly mixed up feet and metres."
20 years ago: "Prolly 5 ft in one axis."
10 years ago: "Pilots to mgmt. to anon sources to CNN... are you kidding me?
Posted by: Unomp Omavins5259 || 01/29/2018 18:22 Comments || Top||


Report 2017: Ukraine had more antisemitic cases than all former USSR countries combined
[Jpost] In its main annual report on antisemitism, Israel’s government singled out Ukraine as unusual in Eastern Europe for the alleged increase in attacks there, triggering protest by Kiev.

The allegation appeared in the antisemitism report for 2017 that the Ministry for Diaspora Affairs under Education Minister Naftali Bennett published last week, ahead of the January 27 International Day of Holocaust Remembrance.

"A striking exception in the trend of decrease in antisemitic incidents in Eastern Europe was Ukraine, where the number of recorded antisemitic attacks was doubled from last year and surpassed the tally for all the incidents reported throughout the entire region combined," the report said.
Not a surprise to anybody who visited some of the Ukrainian "independence fighters" sites.
...or encountered an individual Ukrainian on the internet. Easier to lash out at Jews than at Russians in the midst of their nasty war, I suppose.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2018 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese aircraft trespasses South Korea, Japan airspace
[UPI] Jan. 29 (UPI) -- South Korea scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese military aircraft trespassed into the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone, or KADIZ, according to Seoul.

South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said one Chinese aircraft entered territorial airspace, local newspaper Asia Business reported Monday.

"Today at 9:30 a.m. we detected a military aircraft of Chinese origin entering the KADIZ from the southwest side, near Ieodo Island," the joint chiefs stated, according to Yonhap.

"We immediately deployed our air force fighters."

Ieodo Island, or Socotra Rock, is a submerged rock in the Yellow Sea that is also claimed by China.

The joint chiefs added the Chinese plane left KADIZ at 9:55 a.m., then cruised through Japan's Air Defense Identification Zone, or JADIZ.

The Chinese aircraft left both airspaces by 2:05 p.m., Seoul said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 11:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Yea sure, the Chinese are fully engaged in helping resolve the NORK nuclear issue.

Good copy. Message received.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 11:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Standard tactic, mapping AD defense perimeter.
Posted by: SKIDMARK || 01/29/2018 11:38 Comments || Top||

#3  This and one of their nuclear subs was caught in Japan's waters. Apparently it was not as quiet as it was supposed to be.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2018 11:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Or someone can track neutrinos
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/29/2018 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Neutrinos are pesky little things. Given off by all nuclear piles and detected with difficulty.
Posted by: C. Lover of the Welsh4946 || 01/29/2018 14:27 Comments || Top||


Government
‘It's a cover-up from the FAA at the highest level': Cockpit voice recording can't be used in investigation
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [422 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It would be better to be quiet about this thing.
YOU are the Aviator and YOU must make the flight ILS ALS or however with maps, Compass, and protractor. We have serious issues with your laziness in navigation.

Among some is the ability to not check heading.

We are saving your face because we have a major defense issue and will be turning off GPS or changing it.

Long story

If you did not know about it, why not?
Posted by: newc || 01/29/2018 4:24 Comments || Top||

#2  GPS was originally designed with selective availability, i.e. the ability of the US to degrade the accuracy on publicly-usable signal bands vs the dedicated military bands. But that was essentially abandoned by the mid 90s when static "pseudo satellites" became easy to install, allowing the accuracy to be recalculated on the fly.

The signal wavelengths for the military band have been publicly known for a long time. What is new now is not the potential for jamming but rather the likelihood that we have adversaries who can and would do that - plus the massive explosion of GPS-guided armaments, unmanned vehicles etc.
Posted by: Snoluting Phomoth8901 || 01/29/2018 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps they don't want to release racist jokes and sounds of cockpit sex.

"Not germane to the investigation."
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 9:29 Comments || Top||

#4  "Among some is the ability to not check heading."

I suspect the taxiway in question paralleled the assigned runway. And CRM can sometimes have a downside, such as when the Pilot Flying the approach turns the controls over to the Pilot Not Flying when the PNF calls the runway in sight (a not uncommon practice.). If the PNF screws the pooch things can get dicey. Contributory factors include the fact that the runway lights (lights distinctly different than those identifying the taxiway) were, apparently, not in service

This kind of thing is not as uncommon as some would believe. I've seen it happen and heard of it more. And the last audio on the CVR, I am sure, was a series of expletives.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 01/29/2018 12:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Comair Flight 5191
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 14:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Yawn, most likely because the NTSB is doing the actual investigation, not the FAA. By law, anything used by the NTSB cannot be used in a lawsuit. This is to encourage pilots, crew and interested parties to report incidents anonymously without fear of reprisal.

This law has been on the book for decades.

So story should be "FAA cannot conduct accident and mishap investigations. That is NTSB job. FAA can use the information from NTSB to improve regulations, etc. Again, investigation information from NTSB cannot be used in lawsuits.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 01/29/2018 14:51 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Army Self-Propelled Howitzers to Outgun Russian Weapons
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All good and well, but - I expect - it'll cost 10 times of what the Russian analog does.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2018 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  An iPhone with tracks? Maybe that will work the one with wings is having a hard time.

BTW, they do KNOW the primary function of this thing is to shoot and hit a target???

No wait, these are the techies with the same mindset as those who managed FUBARed the Flying Turkey
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/29/2018 14:40 Comments || Top||

#3  But as a pilot model of an autonomous armor drone it’s a pretty good advance.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 19:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
TV Ratings: 2018 Grammys Tumble From Recent Years
But, but, they had Hillary, and "Fire and Fury" readings, and "Woke" shit and all!!??11
Golly. I missed readings? Just what I would go to a music award show to hear.
[HollywoodReporter] The CBS telecast is down a steep 21 percent from 2017 in early numbers, potentially spelling an all-time low.

Sunday's Bruno Mars-loving Grammy Awards took a steep ratings spill by the first-available metrics.

The show, which ran a bloated three-and-a-half hours, was off an unfortunate 21 percent from 2017 in early numbers. Overnight returns from Nielsen Media give it a 12.7 rating among households ‐ marking its biggest drop since the 2013, the year after the show swelled following the death of Whitney Houston.

Such a steep drop, however, could very well mean an all-time low for the calendar's biggest music awards show once updated numbers arrive.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2018 11:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm waiting on the numbahs the for da Supah Bowle
Posted by: Pappy || 01/29/2018 12:01 Comments || Top||

#2  The Super Bowl has all those cute commercials, and it has historically been an excuse to party. But I seem to recall that advertising prices are down this year, which is suggestive.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Guess what, Hollywood? If the Resistance ain't making money for the network, it ain't gonna be televised - or at least not like that. Look for a MUCH shorter and to-the-point show next year.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/29/2018 13:36 Comments || Top||

#4  There's been nothing on TeeVee for about 20 years.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 01/29/2018 13:58 Comments || Top||

#5  They had to move the exciting Farmer's Open Golf playoff to Golf Channel to make way for the preening red carpet exhibitionists. Well done, elites!
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2018 14:00 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't get her on the weekends.
My sister had to watch Grammy last night.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 14:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Is it going to take a sorcerer with a working wand to end attention seeking by that old bitch?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/29/2018 14:32 Comments || Top||

#8  There's been nothing on TeeVee for about 20 years.

Band of Brothers. However, you were waiting for the DVD/Blu-ray right?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 16:37 Comments || Top||


Coast Guard rape conviction overturned after court's scathing attack on women-packed jury
h/t Instapundit
[WashingtonTimes] The nation’s highest military court has thrown out the 2012 rape conviction of a Coast Guard enlisted man because admirals and prosecutors packed the seven-member jury with five women, four of whom held jobs as advocates for victims of sexual assault.

In a 5-0 ruling that could change how the military conducts sex abuse trials, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unleashed caustic criticism of all involved.

From the Coast Guard commandant down to an appellate court to the original trial judge, the high court said all contributed to a "stain on the military justice system." The military has been under intense pressure to wipe out sexual harassment and assault, the five civilian judges noted.
What better way to sabotage a military than sabotaging its morale?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2018 03:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The desired outcome was achieved, at least for a while.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  In a 5-0 ruling that could change how the military conducts sex abuse trials

Be more effective if the Senior Officer convening authority and chief JAG involved were retired immediately (like yesterday). Article 37, UCMJ.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2018 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3  What's the problem? Don't collages and universities do this all the time?

(/sarc)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/29/2018 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  To SJWs, the major problem with due process in rape accusations is that not all accused are found guilty.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/29/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||

#5  More of those Zero promotions to flag rank.

Draining the swamp should include all of those perfumed warriors and their SJW mindsets
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/29/2018 14:30 Comments || Top||


Woman sues Walmart over locking up African-American beauty products
PERRIS, Calif. (WPEC) ‐ A woman sued Walmart after the company locked up African-American beauty products.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Essie Grundy told reporters at a news conference in Perris, California that she has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the company.

Grundy claims she had to ask for assistance to buy a $0.49 hair comb that was located behind a locked glass case.

"I originally got the product from the Walmart in Riverside...and it was such a good product, I wanted to introduce it to my older children," Grundy said. "They didn’t have any more at the original Walmart that I got it from, so I went to my neighborhood one, and that’s when I noticed all of the African-American products was locked up under lock and key."

CBS LA reports that Grundy said she was "shocked" by the policy, and even asked the store manager to change the policy.

Walmart has received similar complaints by groups such as Making a Change At Walmart, CBS LA reports.

Videos on other retail stores have gone viral on social media.
Gotta hit the link to see her mouthpiece. You will not be surprised.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And she cannot imagine why Walmat had to lock them up.
Posted by: Flilet Omeremble3846 || 01/29/2018 7:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Gotta hit the link to see her mouthpiece. You will not be surprised.

Sorry, I am an old man. My time is precious.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 8:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Attorney's name rhymes with...

Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/29/2018 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry, I am an old man. My time is precious.

Little different than us being locked out of the ammo case, B.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Gloria Alred.
Posted by: Thitch Creretch6229 || 01/29/2018 11:48 Comments || Top||



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