An Australian mother has chosen to scar her daughter for life with what might be the nastiest eBay listing of all time After her daughter lied to her about hanging out at an older boy´s house, the eBay user "tsfe" decided to teach her a lesson by auctioning off the One Direction concert tickets she had previously purchased as a birthday gift. The blistering, shaming message tsfe wrote in the listing was discovered by the Reddit user canusich, and it´s sure to make your inner teenager want to disappear on the spot. Here it is:
Providence College, a Roman Catholic school in Rhode Island, has canceled a lecture in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday by a gay philosophy professor, citing a church document that says that “Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.” The lecturer, John Corvino, chairman of the philosophy department at Wayne State University, in Detroit, has spoken previously at more than 10 Catholic colleges and often appears in friendly debates with religious opponents of gay marriage. His appearance at Providence College had been co-sponsored by nine departments and programs, and some of the
Bank of America has been ordered to pay $2.2 million to more than 1,000 black job applicants turned down for positions in Charlotte after a federal judge ruled that the bank racially discriminated against them, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. The Charlotte bank had been accused of rejecting qualified black candidates for teller jobs and entry-level clerical and administrative positions in 1993 and again between 2002 and 2005. An administrative law judge ruled Bank of America used “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” in choosing white applicants over black job-seekers.
The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage. Every branch of the federal government played a role in weakening the law over the
Last Thursday in Towson, Maryland, concerned parent Robert Small was physically removed from a public forum for daring to interrupt Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the so-called “question-and-answer” portion of a school board meeting. Dance was only answering questions from parents previously submitted in writing. When Small stood up to tell the audience that he believed the introduction of the new Common Core curriculum would compromise education standards, he was approached by an off-duty police officer working as a security guard and forcibly removed from the auditorium. He was subsequently handcuffed, and charged with second-degree assault of a
Talking publicly for the first time since his trial and conviction on three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter and more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell insists he is “spiritually innocent.” Speaking exclusively to Philadelphia magazine writer Steve Volk for a new magazine article and e-book, Gosnell—who was convicted in May of snipping the necks of babies born alive during abortion procedures in his West Philadelphia clinic—believes he was serving the best interests of his community and the women who came to him.
A few days ago CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, speaking about the Republican House bill defunding Obamacare, commented, “Certainly not the way the Founding Fathers maybe drew this thing up.” It’s certainly a surprise to hear an anchor on CNN, an organization biased in favor of progressives, appealing to the authority of the Constitution. For a century the progressives have been telling us that the Constitution is an outmoded document from a different age, and needs to be “modernized” to meet the challenges of a new world. (Snip) This view of the Constitution has been consistent among progressives, and explains much
Top IRS official Lois Lerner has now "retired." Lerner, under fire since she confessed on May 10, 2013, that the IRS had singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny, had been on paid leave while revelation after revelation demonstrated that she was not only instrumental in targeting Tea Party groups, but she also misled the American public when the agency "confessed" to IRS wrongdoing. In fact, nothing about her original story has proven true. In May, she claimed that low-level officials applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups, that this scrutiny was “wrong,” and that the IRS
There are 44 Republicans in the Senate not named Ted Cruz or Mike Lee. By and large, they have been quiet during the various twists and turns in the effort to defund Obamacare. This week, they´ll speak. Cruz and Lee took to the Sunday shows to advocate a complex plan under which Senate Republicans would filibuster the House-passed continuing resolution that also denies funds to Obamacare. Of course, that is the very bill Cruz and Lee asked the House to pass. But under the new scenario, filibustering the House bill would somehow pressure Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to grant concessions
It is mindboggling that so many people are totally unaware of ObamaCare, have no interest in discussing it, and are dismissive and rude if someone attempts to have a rational conversation about a law that will drastically change the landscape of this country. This deliberate ignorance continues to beget denial. Consequently, we find America on the verge of a system that apparently only African and Eastern European acquaintances of mine instantly understand, since they ran away from the very draconian worldview that we will all face in a matter of days if ObamaCare is not stopped dead in its tracks. Daily, one
Were you amazed too at how quickly that awful Navy Yard shooting came and went on our public stage? No presidential talk about how he could have been a son. Just the usual preachy paeans about guns and violence. Oh, and how we need another national debate. Well, there´s a new Gallup Poll out showing that Americans have figured this one out so much faster than their so-called public servants, who want to duck the real issue because they might have to do some honest-to-goodness leadership work.
Samantha Lewthwaite was an average girl who was “empty in confidence”, a councillor who knew her has said. Born in Banbridge, Co Down where her grandmother still lives, Ms Lewthwaite has been dubbed the “White Widow”. She converted to Islam at the age of 15 and married Jermaine Lindsay in 2002 before he killed 26 people when he blew himself up in the July 7th terrorist attacks in London in 2005. (Snip) The mother of three is known to be in east Africa and is wanted by Kenyan police over alleged links to a terrorist cell that planned to bomb
“In the 1990s, after Black Hawk Down in ’93, you had a lot of people trying to get out of there,” Clemente said. “The rule was that we were offering immigration to people who were not from the major clans, people who were being persecuted. All the major clans did was name a smaller clan.” CAIR representatives and their allies in Congress, like Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, have denied the threat that al-Shabaab poses to American national security, said Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. “Dawud Walid from CAIR’s Michigan chapter is on record repeatedly
The grandmother of the “White Widow” being hunted in connection with the Kenyan shopping centre massacre has been admitted to hospital because of stress. Elizabeth Allen, from Banbridge, Co Down, was given a panic alarm to contact security services in case Samantha Lewthwaite made contact. (Snip) She is suspected to have been the mastermind behind the weekend gun and bomb attack on Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi in which more than 60 people were killed. Born to English soldier Andy Lewthwaite - who met and married Irish Catholic Christine Allen while serving in Northern Ireland during the 1970s
Ted Cruz began a frantic effort Monday to bend the Senate to his will by employing tactics that have earned him mostly enemies in his less than nine months in the chamber. A master of fiery conservative oratory, the freshman senator is trying to block funding for President Obama’s health-care law with a strategy that, if successful, will almost certainly lead to a partial government shutdown next week. The Texan has become the face of an effort variously described as the “dumbest idea,” leading Republicans to a “box canyon” and ending with their political “suicide note.”
A British mother who has been dubbed the “White Widow” and is wanted for plotting terrorist attacks, is the subject of growing speculation that she was involved in the mall massacre in Kenya. Samantha Lewthwaite, 29, has been on the run for eight years, since her husband, Germaine Lindsay, blew himself up in the July 2005 suicide bombings in London that targeted subway riders.Survivors of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi said a white woman wearing a veil was among the hostage-takers. Media reports, mostly from Britain, are fueling conjecture that Lewthwaite was the white woman killed in the Nairobi attack.
Health Care: Just days before ObamaCare officially launches, the Newspaper of Record discovers that those allegedly low premiums liberals brag about won´t come cheap. At least, not if you want to actually use health care. Democrats have worked overtime claiming that premiums offered in the ObamaCare exchanges aren´t as bad as everyone thought they´d be. "Show me the rate shock" is their refrain. The White House even claims that six in 10 uninsured will be able to buy coverage for "under $100 per person per month." So just how could ObamaCare pile on costly new benefit mandates, require that insurers take everyone, not
It seems like another life. At the height of his corporate career, Tom Palome was pulling in a salary in the low six-figures and flying first class on business trips to Europe. Today, the 77-year-old former vice president of marketing for Oral-B juggles two part-time jobs: one as a $10-an-hour food demonstrator at Sam´s Club, the other flipping burgers and serving drinks at a golf club grill for slightly more than minimum wage. While Palome worked hard his entire career, paid off his mortgage and put his kids through college, like most Americans he didn´t save enough for retirement. Even many affluent
The standard line from Democrats is that Congress passed ObamaCare and it’s the law of the land, end of discussion. That disguises the ugly truth about how the Affordable Care Act became law, why it’s running into so many problems, and why it is passionately hated by conservatives. Consider a little history: The Social Security Act was enacted in 1935 with three times as many GOP yes votes as nays in the Senate and five times more yes ballots than nos in the House. In 1965, with President Lyndon Johnson working his masterly legislative prowess, nearly half of Senate Republicans
One week ahead of a major Obamacare milestone, Americans still have a number of questions and concerns about how the health care law will work. The confusion over the law is to be expected: deliberations about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout are ongoing at the state level, political grandstanding persists in Washington, and all the while, consumers are seeing a stream of television ads with competing messages about the law. Here´s a look at some basic information about the upcoming developments: What´s going to happen on Oct. 1? Beginning on Oct. 1, Americans looking for health coverage should be able
To state the obvious: Angela Merkel, who has just won a third term as German chancellor, isn’t very macho. Her preferred free-time pursuit is recreational nature walking. (Also, baking: she admitted during the campaign season that her husband was sometimes displeased by the paucity of crumbs atop her cakes.) She hardly ever indulges in public demonstrations of authority; she speaks softly, and mostly refrains from displays of emotion, except for occasional flashes of a nervous smile. As for body language, her signature gesture is the “Merkel diamond,” which seems laboratory-tested to avoid appearing confrontational. Compare that, for a moment, with the
Obama´s possible meeting with Iran´s new president during this week´s UN General Assemble meeting will be a ´terrible idea´, he´s being warned by lawmakers. [Snip] ´We´ve had an ability to exchange messages with Iran ... on a bilateral basis at relevant moments in time,´ said Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on Friday. ´The President has communicated ... with President Rouhani directly through an exchange of letters. And we´re open to continuing to build on those contacts.´ ´We’re open to engagement with the Iranian government,´ he added. Obama will speak to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. But some lawmakers
In a succinct 5,930-word profile of Hillary Clinton, New York Magazine shed some light yesterday on what author Joe Hagan refers to as “Clintonworld”—a swirling and nebulous configuration of hangers-on, loyalists, sycophants, and a former president who comprise the Clintonian version of Camelot. And in this Clintonworld are many disembodied voices (read: anonymous sources) declaring that Hillary is running—and knows that she is—whether she realizes it or not. The former first lady and secretary of state described some of the pleasures that she and Bill have been able to enjoy since her departure from the Obama administration. “[W]e laugh at our
Republicans may be stubbornly refusing to cave to liberals on amnesty for illegal immigrants, gun control, and abortion, but two policy proposals from stalwart conservatives last week show that a revolution is underway among Republicans on at least one issue: taxes. Everybody remembers Mitt Romney´s quote from the secret video recording that arguably cost Republicans the 2012 election. “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... who are dependent upon government ... These are people who pay no income tax.”
Up to three American teenaged terrorists were among those who attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya´s foreign minister Amina Mohamed said on Monday. The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin, lived in Minnesota and one other place in the U.S, she said in an interview with PBS´ NewsHour. The revelation would support other information posted onto Twitter, which suggested the terror cell which carried out the attack was 15-strong and contained many nationalities, including citizens of the United States. The terrorist Al Shabab group that´s claimed responsibility for the attack says its gunmen