Abrupt Trump cuts to teen pregnancy program surprise groups

The Trump administration has abruptly cut short grant programs aimed at ending teen pregnancy, leaving the institutions that receive the funds scrambling for answers.

An office within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified 81 institutions across the U.S. that the five-year grants they were awarded would end two years sooner than planned.

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), a national program created in 2010 under former President Barack Obama, funds ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 22:05pm to the Education forum.

Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers, but Sometimes Misfire

After a day of work at the Engineering Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Kyle Quinn had a pleasant Friday night in Bentonville with his wife and a colleague. They explored an art exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and dined at an upscale restaurant.

Then on Saturday, he discovered that social media sleuths had incorrectly identified him as a participant in a white nationalist rally some 1,100 miles away in Charlottesville, Va. Overnight, thousands of ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 20:20pm to the Politics forum.

That time Sebastian Gorka taught Fox News how to cook goulash

A little over a year ago, Donald Trump’s Nazi foreign policy adviser Sebastian Gorka and his top-knotted teenage son Paul visited “Fox and Friends” to teach viewers how to cook the Hungarian stew known as goulash. Gorka may not know anything about terrorism, his self-described area of expertise, but he does know how to brown lamb, I guess.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-16 20:00pm to the Food forum.

Pizzagater Jack Posobiec, Retweeted by Trump, Is Navy Intel Officer

A right-wing activist who brought attention to debunked conspiracy theories — and who gained new prominence when he was retweeted by President Donald Trump this week — is a U.S. naval intelligence officer detailed to a reserve unit, Navy service records show.

John Michael Posobiec III's security clearance is currently suspended, according to a U.S. official, who did not disclose the reason for the suspension.

Posobiec, who goes by Jack, is a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 21:22pm to the Politics forum.

Ronald Reagan Once Showed Republicans Exactly How To Handle Racists And Bigots

You know the huffpo fucked up when even wonkette is schooling them: https://wonkette.com/621745/why-cant-trump-be-not-racist-like-ronald-reag-lol-sorry-we-cant-even-finish-that-sentence
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 21:24pm to the Horseshit! forum.

‘I’m not even f*cking white!’: Hispanic white nationalist explains why he was proud to march with KKK

Alex Michael Ramos, a man of Puerto Rican descent who marched at last week’s white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, posted a video this week explaining why he felt comfortable marching with Klansmen and neo-Nazis even though they don’t technically consider him white.

In the video, Ramos said he was proud to be caught on video participating in an assault on a black teen down in Charlottesville.

“Yeah, I’m glad I stomped some ass out there, and I don’t give a f*ck,” ...
Submitted by Enki Don't at 2017-08-16 19:43pm to the Crime forum.

Public Enemy

From the jury selection process that took place over three days in June for the trial of Martin Shkreli, an investor and hedge fund founder who is facing eight counts of securities and wire fraud. In 2015, when Shkreli was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company raised the price of its drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent. In 2016, Shkreli was widely criticized for defending the 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPen, an emergency allergy injection sold by Mylan. More than two hundred ...
Submitted by crote at 2017-08-16 19:43pm to the Crime forum.

Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalized for a second time this summer

The New England Holocaust Memorial has been vandalized for the second time this summer, according to the Boston Police.

Boston Police said a witness on Monday evening saw a 17-year-old Malden man throw what appeared to be a rock at one of the glass panels that memorializes Jews murdered by genocidal Nazi Germany more than seven decades ago.

In late June, a 21-year-old Roxbury man allegedly threw an object through one of the memorial’s panels. That incident was the first time that a monument ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:43pm to the Crime forum.

‘I’m terrified’: Neo-Nazi blubbers like a baby in video reporting he’s wanted for arrest in Charlottesville

Neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell — who was one of the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville marchers interviewed by Vice.com — released a weepy, rambling video of himself discussing the fact that a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“I called the Charlottesville Police Department,” Cantwell said, “and said, ‘I have been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest. They said they wouldn’t confirm it but that I could find this out I could go to a magistrate or whatever.”

“With ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:39pm to the Crime forum.

Mayor Walsh to racists: Stay out of Boston, but if you come anyway, we're ready for you

Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Evans said today they don't know if white supremacists and Nazis will actually show up on the Common on Saturday, but said they're taking no chances - Boston and State Police will be out in force to stop any nonsense.
At a City Hall conference also attended by Gov. Baker and a large contingent of other city and state officials, Walsh said the supposed group behind an alleged "free speech" rally on the Common has yet to ask the city for a permit to hold a ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:42pm to the Politics forum.

Organizers of white nationalist rally in Virginia, driver sued for $3 million

Two people who say they were injured in a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia sued the man charged with killing a woman by driving his car through the crowd as well as the event's organizers on Tuesday for $3 million.

Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington said in papers filed in Charlottesville circuit court that they had been among the people hurt when James Alex Fields drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one.

They had been driving home and their car was ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:10pm to the Crime forum.

Roy Moore and Luther Strange Head for G.O.P. Runoff in Alabama Senate Race

HOMEWOOD, Ala. — Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Senator Luther Strange emerged from a crowded Republican field on Tuesday in a special Senate primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press. They will face off for their party’s nomination next month in a runoff election, a contest that will test President Trump’s clout in a deeply conservative state.

Neither Mr. Strange, 64, backed by Mr. Trump and millions of dollars in spending by outside ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:11pm to the Politics forum.

After CEO exodus, Trump ends two advisory councils

President Trump announced Wednesday that he has dissolved the White House’s economic advisory council and manufacturing council — panels that consisted of business leaders from firms such as BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase, IBM and PepsiCo.

His decision came as a wave of the manufacturing council’s members decided to resign.

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump said on ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:40pm to the Politics forum.

Gaston County, North Carolina man: “This is Nazi... America”

A bright red Nazi Party flag waved in front of Joe Love’s Gaston County residence Sunday afternoon, a day after white supremacists orchestrated a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and dozens injured.

When cellphone-camera toting neighbor Page Braswell stopped in Love’s Forestway Drive driveway, Love vocalized his interpretation of the flag’s meaning.

“This is Nazi f------ America,” he told Braswell, in a brief, expletive-laden discussion.

The flag ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:09pm to the Politics forum.

'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

A controversial bill that would require people to use school restrooms and facilities that match the sex on their birth certificates has died in the Texas Legislature.

The so-called bathroom bill, which transgender advocates and major Texas companies had opposed, failed to make it out of the House on Tuesday, the last day of the state's special legislative session.

enate Bill 3 had passed the state Senate earlier during the special session.

The potential legislation had divided Texas ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:08pm to the Politics forum.

UF won’t let white nationalist leader speak on campus over safety concerns

The University of Florida denied so-called “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer’s request to speak on campus in September, citing “serious concerns for safety,” and there are concerns that the university may face a legal challenge.

The university decided against allowing Spencer, who led the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville that erupted in violence and ended with the death of a young woman, to speak on campus after the unrest in Virginia, as well as posts on internet ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:08pm to the Education forum.

Trump to hold rally next week in Arizona

He does this every time he gets yelled at.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-16 18:07pm to the Politics forum.

Family return home to find walls covered in blood after their German Shepherd attacked intruder

A family came home to find the inside of their house covered in blood after their German Shepherd attacked an intruder while they were out.

When Tristan Murrin and his mother walked to the front door of their house, they did not notice anything wrong.

But once they stepped inside their Richmond home in Virgina, US, they discovered a scene likes something out of a horror film.
Submitted by Forensic at 2017-08-16 17:23pm to the Crime forum.

Found: Authentic NASA Spacesuits in the Corner of a Thrift Store

Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth were searching through the piles of clothes at a Salvation Army in Florida that was going out of business, when they came upon a white suit with a NASA logo on it. Underneath were five more suits, in blue, that also came from NASA.

They bought the suits for 20 cents a piece, $1.20 in total. Their thrift store find has now been authenticated, News 6 reports: These were authentic NASA suits worn by ground crew and astronauts in the early 1980s.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-16 16:23pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Scared white supremacist instantly disavows beliefs when confronted by protester

"...While running from protesters, the man stopped, pulled off his polo shirt, and said, “I’m not really white power, I just came here for the fun. Fuck!”

The man was obviously just disavowing his association with the group because he was scared of having to face the counter-protesters alone. After all, who, besides white supremacists, thinks that marching to terrorize minorities is fun?"
Submitted by DamnHead at 2017-08-16 17:26pm to the Politics forum.