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NPR news chief resigns after sexual harassment allegations
[IsraelTimes] Michael Oreskes has resigned as chief of NPR’s newsroom following accusations of sexual harassment that dated back to the 1990s.

In a statement, Oreskes writes that he is deeply sorry to the people he hurt. “My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility,” he says.

He says he told Jarl Mohn, president and CEO of NPR, on Wednesday morning that he would step down. Earlier, Oreskes had been placed on leave and Mohn appointed Chris Turpin as the temporary news chief.

Two women had accused Oreskes of suddenly kissing them when they were discussing job prospects with him in the 1990s, when he was Washington bureau chief of The New York Times.
Breitbart adds:
On top of NBC’s Mark Halperin, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, and The New Republic’s Hamilton Fish and Leon Wieseltier, Oreskes is now the fifth member of the elite media in a month to be accused of sexual misconduct.
Dropping like flies, so to speak.
Whatever happened to: "Can I buy you a drink after work?"?
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [405 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Notice how many are leftist and overtly loud feminists, etc. And notice how many bash conservatives. Now we know why. They were afraid of being caught.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/02/2017 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 Notice how many are leftist and overtly loud feminists, etc. And notice how many bash conservatives. Now we know why. They were afraid of being caught.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 2017-11-02 00:42


And notice how many of them admit they knew...and yet did nothing.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/02/2017 4:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Male feminist - old Indian phrase for confused and pathetic beta male. I know women who are smarter, tougher and better looking than me. They all are too busy achieving to care whether some drip self-castrates to get attention.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/02/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Revolution consumes it's own children?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

#5  after aborting most of them?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/02/2017 7:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Neh, that's Uranus.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 9:18 Comments || Top||

#7  “Terror is nothing else than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible.”
― Maximilien de Robespierre

Pass me the popcorn
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/02/2017 9:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Male feminist - old Indian phrase for confused and pathetic beta male.

I kinda thought it was code-speak for the guys hoping to get some hippie nookie.
Posted by: gorb || 11/02/2017 10:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Used to be, but they have evolved into pandas.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/02/2017 12:37 Comments || Top||


Mother arrested after forcing pre-teen daughters into prostitution
[Dhaka Tribune] Last week, a 39-year-old single mother in Johor Baru, Malaysia was tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
for allegedly forcing two of her pre-teen daughters into prostitution.

The victims are two sisters aged eight and 10, and were forced to have sex with three Bangladeshi men, as reported by the Johor police.

Following the arrest and rescue, it has been revealed, the unemployed mother would take her daughters to a budget hotel every Friday, in Larkin Perdana, where the illicit activities would occur.

It has been further reported by The Star Online, one of the Bangladeshi men is said to be the woman’s lover.

The woman charged Rm50 (Tk980) for sex with her underage daughters each time. It is estimated that the hotel was 30km from her residence in Taman Bintang, Johor Baru.

Johor Social Welfare Director Datuk Daud Arbah reassured: "The girls, who have been at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital since October 25, will be put under the care of Pusat Per-lindungan Kanak-Kanak here."

Medical examinations have further confirmed that both the girls were abused for some time, as reported by New Straits Times.

A source from the Department of Social Welfare has said that the two sisters will be placed at a children’s home, following a recovery at the hospital.

He said while still being traumatised, the girls were quite straightforward with their description of the incident.

He also added the girls might not currently fully comprehend the nature of the abuse that they were subjected to owing to their young age.

Counsellors from the department are soon to meet the sisters.

As of now, the police have arrested five Bangladeshi men for interrogation as reported by the online news portal Malaysiakini.

State Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said, the suspects were brought to the Johor Bahru Magistrate’s Court to obtain a remand order.

Investigation into the whereabouts of the suspects is still ongoing.

Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Quit crying. You're eight. You gotta support the family. Let me tell ya about Mo (PBUH)..."
Posted by: Frank G || 11/02/2017 7:20 Comments || Top||

#2  I was going to make a joke about family trade, but 8 & 10 is not funny. Not funny at all.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  one of the Bangladeshi men is said to be the woman’s lover.

So Mama wasn't able to earn enough by working on her back, and had to bring the kidlings into the trade. One wonders how old she was when she started, and why she had these two so relatively late in life.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2017 14:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Almost certainly there is a lot more of that going on in Malaysia / Bangladesh than ever gets in the news.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/02/2017 14:34 Comments || Top||


Navy faults US warships in summer Pacific collisions that killed 17 sailors
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [437 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No lookout because the entire crew attended a lecture on toxic masculinity?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I heard they were studying for their gender pronoun test.
Posted by: gorb || 11/02/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  It seemed pretty obvious to me that on the Fitzgerald the OOD was going to be at fault. The other ship was approaching from the starboard (right) side, so she had the right of way. Also, the OOD did not call the captain to the bridge. Yes, it was the middle of the night, but when I stood deck watches, it was standard procedure to call the captain at any time there was a serious impeding problem.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/02/2017 19:09 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Rare protest leaves 28 killed in Eritrea
[PRESSTV] Protests in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
, have left at least 28 killed as people have reportedly become discontented with a government decision to take over control of an Islamic school.
Eh? Since when have the youth of Eritrea been permitted to have opinions other than those printed on the signs the government representative handed to them?
Reports on Wednesday said some 100 people had also been injured in the protest, which began earlier Monday and escalated on Tuesday.

Nasredin Ali, a front man for the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization, a group based in neighboring Æthiopia, said festivities began after people resisted to hand over to government forces control of a Moslem community school in Asmara.

"Following the refusal to hand over the school, some 40 people were tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
and this led to the massive protests," he said, adding that a tense atmosphere continued to dominate Asmara on Wednesday as people gathered to hold a funeral ceremony for those slain in the festivities. Ali even said that the Eritrean army was deploying troops to the city.

Authorities denied there were fatalities with Information Minister Yemane Meskel saying police had managed to disperse without any casualty the "small demonstration by one school in Asmara."

Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Imagine how many a well done protests will cost.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh dear. Steaks hadn't occurred to me at all. To your room, g(r)omgoru, there to contemplate your manifest sins. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2017 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Not guilty, I was talking about hamburgers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 9:26 Comments || Top||


Britain
UK Defense Secretary quits over sexual harassment
Another one bites the dust.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday following a highly-publicized allegation of sexual harassment, the defense ministry said according to AFP.

Fallon had previously apologized for putting his hand on a political journalist’s knee in 2002.

Rooters reported that Fallon said his past conduct had fallen below the high standard required in his position on Wednesday in a resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.

"A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs (Members of Parliament) in recent days, including some about my previous conduct. Many of these have been false but I accept that in the past I have fallen below the high standard we require of the Armed Forces that I have the honor to represent," Fallon said in the letter published by May’s office.

Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Send in the bombers! Russia and the US send nuclear bombers to North Korea as Kim Jong-un tensions soar
[TheSun] President Donald Trump sent a nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on a long-range mission to the Pacific this weekend.

And the Russian Defence Ministry today announced that US and Japanese jets escorted Russia’s missile-carrying Tupolev-95MS strategic bombers during flights over the Sea of Japan and the Pacific.

A spokesman said: "Two strategic bombers Tupolev-95MS of Russia’s Aerospace Force have carried out routine flights over international waters of the Sea of Japan and the western part of the Pacific Ocean.

"At certain sections of the route the Tupolev-95MS crews were accompanied by a pair of F-18 fighters (of the US Air Force), and a pair of F-15, F-4 and F-2A fighters (of the Japanese Air Force)."

Mattis made his remarks as he accused the North’s leader Kim Jong-un of "illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programmes".

Speaking in Seoul alongside South Korean defence minister Song Young-moo, he warned: "North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbours and the world."

Because of this, he said, military collaboration between the US and South Korea had taken on "a new urgency".

Mattis added: "Any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met with a massive military response."

The news came shortly before reports emerged of a tunnel collapse at an underground nuclear test site, prompting fears of a radioactive leak.

The North says it needs nuclear weapons to counter US efforts to strangle its economy and overthrow the Kim government.

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg called North Korea a "global threat" today and said he backed tighter sanctions against it during a visit to Japan, which has been targeted by Pyongyang’s provocations.

Stoltenberg is in Tokyo to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other senior officials including defence minister Itsunori Onodera later in the day.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 11/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [371 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Whiteman AFB, is there a plaque to pull down?
Posted by: Shipman || 11/02/2017 12:22 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
It's Official: Men Are Treated Worse than Dogs
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I guess Iggy Pop was ahead of the curve when he wrote I wanna be your dog.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/02/2017 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  ...actually prefer to be a cat. See the ladies pamper their cats. Do they expect them to take out the trash? Thinking about it, what work does a cat pull around the house to get all that attention and fawning?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/02/2017 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Dog = submissive. Cat = not so much...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/02/2017 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  I've mailed the link to ex-wife. She replied "That's because they're easier to housebreak.".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 9:17 Comments || Top||

#5  they're easier to housebreak

They train their humans to let them shit in the house.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/02/2017 10:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes, I got crushed in the comments years ago at Notional Review for saying "The world is divided into two groups of people: Those who like something that eats its own shit licking their face and all the rest of us."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/02/2017 15:18 Comments || Top||

#7  This is not news.

You should see "She who must be obeyed" and our precious little darling Rat Terrier.

A woman only wants two things from a man:

DNA
Take out the trash

After you've given her the DNA for her 2.5 kids, all she wants is for you to take out the trash. That's where dogs fill in the gap. I can tell you that women most of all do not want a dog that can talk because of all of the stuff she tells the dog when you are not around.

Remember what Heinlein said:

Women and cats are going to do as they please and men and dogs are just going to have to get used to it.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 11/02/2017 16:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Don't forget spiders and such
light bulbs

I rank below the fish, only because the hermit crabs died.

And yeah, dog gets spoiled bigly. Knew that would happen, one of my conditions of concession was dog had to be a work dog. He loves it when I sneak him off to work/play.

Paid off. Wife and kids went fishing, suddenly found themselves surrounded by cattle with Big Poppy not happy about humans in his harem. Dog got the cattle gathered and went nose to hoof long enough for the family to egress.

Yes, I got crushed in the comments years ago at Notional Review for saying "The world is divided into two groups of people: Those who like something that eats its own shit licking their face and all the rest of us."

Reminds me of a particular scene in Kentucky Fried Movie.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/02/2017 16:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Cats shit in the house.
Men and dogs are trainable.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/02/2017 20:00 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Planned Parenthood Targets Black Women With Message of Abortions Being ‘Safe'
[Free Beacon] Planned Parenthood tweeted on Tuesday about how it is safer for an African American woman to have an abortion than carry a fetus to term.

The country's largest abortion provider sent the tweet, apparently with the intention of getting into the "scary" Halloween spirit. "If you're a Black woman in America, it's statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth #ScaryStats," Planned Parenthood Black Community tweeted.

Planned Parenthood's work in cities and with African American women has been criticized over the years, especially due to criticism levied against Planned Parenthood's founder Margaret Sanger. She has been called a "eugenics enthusiast" who, critics argue, saw Planned Parenthood as a way to control the population.

Some in the African American community have criticized Planned Parenthood's advocacy for abortion access in cities as being "black genocide."
"Some in the African American community" would be entirely correct.
Planned Parenthood and supporters have pushed back on the characterization of Sanger. They argue she may have supported some eugenicists' ideas, but her main argument for Planned Parenthood's services was not eugenics. Instead, they say her primary drive was that people should have the children they wanted.

Nevertheless, the backlash against Planned Parenthood on Twitter was swift.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/02/2017 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [450 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Planned Parenthood attendance lagging? Full-terms impact margins. Urban 'Sex Industry' fights back ?

Food Stamp and unemployment applications are off as well. I blame Trump and a steadily improving economy.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/02/2017 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Some in the African American community have criticized Planned Parenthood's advocacy for abortion access in cities as being "black genocide."

That would be government funded black genocide.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/02/2017 8:23 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not complicated.
1. People should have the children they want.
2.They should not want children.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/02/2017 8:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Still waiting for them to tell me how safe it is for the baby.
Posted by: Tom || 11/02/2017 13:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Gross.

Need to use the menthol cigarette tactic here.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/02/2017 13:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Defund Planned (non)Parenthood ... trully... for the children.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/02/2017 18:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Need to use the menthol cigarette tactic here.

Kool, filtered Super Kings!
Nothing better for breakfast than a warm Coke and a Kool on the way to work. Nothing else would open my sinuses.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/02/2017 19:57 Comments || Top||


‘It's Okay To Be White' Stickers Posted Around College Town
I saw this on the local late night news; the usual suspects (read - idiots and liberals) were on as 'supporting diversity' and otherwise missing the point.
[DailyCaller] Unidentified individuals or groups posted stickers saying "it’s okay to be white" around Cambridge, Mass. Wednesday morning.

Police were sent to investigate the matter, and officials asked the Department of Public Works to remove the stickers. The stickers were posted "on light poles and electrical boxes around Cambridge Common and Harvard Square" in the heart of Cambridge, close to Harvard University, The Boston Globe reported.

One Cambridge public works employee told The Globe he had scraped off about 20 of the stickers, and the police said they "received a tip from a resident about ’a number of stickers’ in the Common."
Posted by: Raj || 11/02/2017 01:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [397 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, I guess it's not OK to be white, then.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 11/02/2017 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh the horror of it all. And will no one think of the childern. These bumper stickers are obviously racist, sexist, anti everything and probably not tastefuly designed either.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 11/02/2017 5:49 Comments || Top||

#3  I sure hope FBI will divert some manpower from their anti-constitutional persecution of innocent Muslims to investigate this horrible crime.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 6:03 Comments || Top||

#4  The correct message should be: "You can hate yourself. You can hate me. But you can't make me hate myself..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/02/2017 7:18 Comments || Top||

#5  The next message from the same group "Affirmative action is discrimination".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2017 7:36 Comments || Top||

#6  The reaction shows why Trump won.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/02/2017 9:18 Comments || Top||

#7  I now know what I am plastering CU with.

Posted by: DarthVader || 11/02/2017 9:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Stick some on the BLM signs and see what happens.
Posted by: gorb || 11/02/2017 10:10 Comments || Top||



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  Hamas cedes control of Gaza crossings to PA
Wed 2017-11-01
  Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds
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  At least eight dead and more than twelve injured in shooting and truck ramming in downtown Manhattan
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  Barzani Resigns as Iraq and Iran Threaten Kurdistan's Border Crossings
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  Mozambique: First Islamist Attacks Shock the Region
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