Neo-Nazis Have No First Amendment Right to Harassment, Judge Rules

A lawsuit accusing the publisher of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer of coordinating a “terror campaign” of online harassment against a Jewish real estate agent cannot be dismissed on First Amendment grounds, a federal judge in Montana ruled this week.

In his ruling denying a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Dana L. Christensen, the chief judge for United States District Court in Missoula, Mont., wrote that the real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, was a private citizen, not a public figure, and ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2018-11-19 19:22pm to the Off Topic News forum.

EPA regional admin Trey "Poop Train" Glenn resigns after indictment

Onis “Trey” Glenn III has resigned from his position as Region 4 Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after being indicted on ethics charges in Alabama.

Glenn submitted a letter of resignation dated Nov. 18 to acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, citing his intention to resign as a result of what he called “unfounded charges levied against me that I must and will fight.”

“Stepping down now, I hope removes any distraction from you and all the great people who ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 19:13pm to the Crime forum.

The Witches of Baltimore

Young black women are leaving Christianity and embracing African witchcraft in digital covens.

“We may not be Christian here, but we still pray,” said a woman dressed entirely in white as she addressed a large audience of African American women. Standing behind a lectern, speaking in the cadences of a preacher, she added, “I understand God more now, doing what I’m doing, than I ever did in the Church.”

Over the past decade, white Millennials have embraced witchcraft in droves. Now a ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2018-11-19 19:09pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Neo-Nazis Quickly Driven Out of Boston Anarchist Bookfair

Members of the neo-Nazi group Patriot Front on Sunday attempted to disrupt the second day of the Boston Anarchist Bookfair. This makes the fourth such attempt by the group to disrupt and attack an anarchist event, as they attempted a similar feat at a bookfair in Houston, protested outside of Monkeywrench Books in Austin (who just had their windows broken out), as well as attempted to attack an Occupy ICE encampment in Austin, Texas.
BOSTON – On Sunday, November 18, a small group of fascists ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:44pm to the Education forum.

Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck

Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?

-Patrick Collison is a co-founder of Stripe, a software infrastructure company.
--After attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a time, Collison dropped out.
Submitted by SolarW at 2018-11-19 18:47pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Four years of research shows that 3D printers emit hazardous microparticles–which can embed themselves in your lungs forever.

If you have a 3D printer, you need to make sure it’s in a well-ventilated area–and maybe keep it out of a child’s room–because across the board, 3D printers release tiny, undetectable materials that could be toxic and embed themselves into your body permanently.

This advice comes courtesy of Georgia Tech professor Dr. Rodney Weber, who recently oversaw a landmark study on the emissions of 3D printers that was published in Aerosol Science and Technology. Part of a broader collection of ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-11-19 18:45pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Mississippi: Court docs allege priest lied about cancer diagnosis, sex addiction therapy and charity projects

A Starkville priest is at the center of a criminal investigation involving a string of fraudulent charity efforts that federal agents believe was covered up by church leaders in Jackson. 

According to a 37-page affidavit filed Friday by Department of Homeland Security Special Agent William G. Childers in U.S. District Court in Jackson, an ongoing investigation into Father Lenin Vargas-Gutierrez, a pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, shows the priest is accused of lying about ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:35pm to the Crime forum.

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race to Ron DeSantis

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, conceded to his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, on Saturday, ending a protracted fight that saw the Tallahassee mayor take back his Election Day concession during a statewide recount.

The concession ended Gillum's first bid for statewide office in Florida, but the run -- despite his loss -- vaulted the 39-year old politician into the upper echelons of Democratic politics.
"R. Jai and I wanted to take a moment to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:32pm to the Politics forum.

Trump considering changes at 'three or four or five' Cabinet positions

President Trump said Sunday he's considering making a change to as many as five Cabinet positions amid speculation that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly could depart imminently.

"I have three or four or five positions that I’m thinking about. Of that, maybe it’s going to end up being two. But I need flexibility," Trump said of Nielsen in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

The president indicated he was ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:30pm to the Politics forum.

Abrams ends run for governor against Kemp, but won’t concede

As state officials prepare to certify the vote, Abrams acknowledged the law “allows no further viable remedy” to extend her quest to be the nation’s first black female governor. But she laced her speech with biting criticism of Kemp, whom she accused of leveraging his role as the state’s top elections official to suppress voters. 
“I will not concede,” she added, “because the erosion of our democracy is not right.”
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In her fiery speech, Abrams cited long lines at voting ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:39pm to the Politics forum.

Texas Just Voted to Teach a New Generation of Kids That Moses Was Basically a Founding Father

The Texas Board of Education met this week to update the social studies curriculum for K-12 students in the Lone Star State—among the major changes they’ve made so far is the reversal of their decision two months ago to axe Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the history books. Oh, also, Moses is a basically a Founding Father as of today.

he Moses Issue has been kicking around the education board for a while now. The crux of it concerns the fact that back in 2010, the board passed new ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:37pm to the Education forum.

'I'm so embarrassed:' Man who yelled 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' at theater apologizes

"I just want everybody to know I am sincerely sorry," Tony Derlunas said. "I opened my mouth and it was so wrong, and I know that now. In the moment, it was just my frustration. I don't know what I was thinking. I am so ashamed. My heart goes out to all those that I ruined their night, to everybody that was affected by my stupidity."
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"I'm so embarrassed and ashamed and disgusted with myself. I didn't think at the time about my frustrations with President Trump and I was trying to compare ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:34pm to the Crime forum.

Trump mocked for telling California to rake its forests like Finland to reduce fire risk

The president of Finland had to explain they don't rake the forests and he's never spoken to Trump about raking the forests.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:32pm to the The World forum.

Alleged Brooklyn gay basher charged with hate crimes, faces 15 years in prison

Brandon McNamara, the suspect in a gay bashing in Brooklyn’s hip Williamsburg district, faces up to 15 years in prison for hate crimes he allegedly committed in late September.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said McNamara was arraigned earlier this week and charged with “second-degree assault as a hate crime, third-degree menacing as a hate crime, second-degree aggravated harassment and other related offenses.”

“This defendant allegedly assaulted an innocent couple simply ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:35pm to the Crime forum.

Florida: Brenda Snipes submits resignation as Broward elections supervisor


Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, ending a 15-year tenure full of botched elections, legal disputes and blistering criticism.

“It is true. She did send it,” said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:29pm to the Politics forum.

ELECTIONS: Thousands attend Taipei LGBT rally - Taipei Times

More than 100,000 people, including musicians, filmmakers and politicians, yesterday rallied on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei to show support for same-sex marriage ahead of Saturday’s referendums on the issue.

“In this last week leading up to the referendums, we hope to encourage more people to vote yes on referendums No. 14 and 15, and to vote no in Nos. 10, 11 and 12,” the Gender Equality Education Coalition, which organized the event, said in a statement, referring to five referendums ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:27pm to the Politics forum.

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn fired, arrested over alleged income misconduct

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s influential chairman Carlos Ghosn was fired and arrested Monday after an internal probe found he underreported his salary and for other financial violations, including the personal use of company assets, the firm and Japanese state media said. 

Nissan said in a statement that Ghosn would be dismissed after an internal probe based on a whistleblower report found he falsified reports "over many years." 

Japan's state broadcaster NHK said Ghosn ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:27pm to the The Economy forum.

This Startup's Robots Hold Your Favorite Parking Space At The Mall -- Even On Black Friday

MyPark will also commercialize spaces beyond the traditional parking lot, a revenue stream that has piqued the interest of foreign partners. "[Our system is] creating an opportunity to monetize a space that was not monetized before," Mayendia said. "It's very exciting."

Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:26pm to the The Economy forum.

Chinese writer jailed for gay sex novel

A Chinese writer has been given a 10 year sentence for writing and selling a novel which featured gay sex scenes.

The writer, identified as Liu, was jailed by a court in Anhui province last month for producing and selling "obscene material".

Her novel, titled "Occupation", featured "male homosexual behaviour... including perverted sexual acts like violation and abuse."

But her lengthy jail term has sparked protest across Chinese social media.

According to the Beijing News, Liu - better ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:23pm to the Books forum.

Wedding magazine shuts after LGBT row

One of Australia's leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples.

Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves.

The Christian couple said they made the choice because they had "no desire to create a social, political or legal war".

Australia legalised gay marriage in December last year after the country overwhelmingly voted in favour of it.

In a farewell post on its website, the magazine's ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-11-19 18:28pm to the Health & Beauty forum.