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Surprise! Southern Cal Abandons
Harvey Weinstein’s $5 Million
Gift For Women Filmmakers
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/12/2017 11:00:33 AM     Post Reply
The University of Southern California has rejected a $5 million donation from Harvey Weinstein in response to allegations that Weinstein sexually abused scores of women for decades. The Hollywood movie producer’s generous $5 million donation would have funded — wait for it — an endowment for women filmmakers at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Southern Cal administrators decided to refuse the gift after a USC student, Tiana Lowe, launched a Change.org petition urging the school “to finally muster the moral spine to refuse Harvey Weinstein’s blood money in exchange for its soul.” “Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood kingmaker and production pioneer, is not

Twitter Suspends Rose
McGowan´s Account
Hollywood Reporter, by Abid Rahman, Jackie Strause & Ryan Park    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 10/12/2017 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
The actress, who has emerged as a Hollywood voice in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, revealed that Twitter had locked her account on Wednesday night. Rose McGowan had a hold placed on her Twitter account Wednesday night, an act that quickly sparked outrage among the many users who have been following her posts ever since news first broke of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The actress, who has emerged as a Hollywood voice after finding herself thrust into the center of the developing story of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault allegations against the movie mogul, took to her Instagram

Prisons selling inmates
cold case playing cards
ABC News, by Ken Miller, Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: barbcrose- 10/12/2017 10:04:58 AM     Post Reply
Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve killings and other cold cases by selling playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.The first in a planned series of decks is already on sale for $1.42 at six of the state´s lockups, and a second deck is already being planned.The cards are reminiscent of those distributed to U.S. troops during the Iraq War that featured members of Saddam Hussein´s government, except these feature unsolved cases from 1978 through 2013.

  


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Weinstein allegations are not the
first stories ´spiked´ by media
The Hill, by Sharyl Attkisson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 10/12/2017 10:02:36 AM     Post Reply
Many people seem shocked by claims from a former New York Times reporter who says the newspaper sat on her 2004 information exposing alleged sexual misconduct by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (The Times told Newsweek they would have only withheld information for good reason.) The Weinstein question aside, I can tell you that every day, in newsrooms around the country, stories are killed because powerful people know how to get them killed. Recently, a former managing editor of Time magazine said that the only bias reporters have is their bias to get a great story on the front page. That may be

PedoWood Braces For Weinstein Backlash
As More Wonder If PizzaGate Was Real…
DCWhispers, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/12/2017 9:49:59 AM     Post Reply
The now”breaking” Harvey Weinstein story has been around for decades. His abusive behavior, his penchant for singling out and intimidating up-and-coming talent, his threats, intimidations, payoffs, it has long been a running inside joke among the Hollywood elite. So why now? And what of the longstanding financial links between Mr. Weinstein and Washington D.C.? Some readers might recall the shocking claims of child sex trafficking abuses that are said to be rampant among the globalist elites, stretching from private clubs in London, to high-rise New York, and yes, the scripted caverns of PedoWood and all points between. (Snip)Last summer during the heated fray

Hollywood Homicide: 108 Automatic Weapons
Blaze Away in 4 Top Movies
Newsbusters, by Matt Philbin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/12/2017 9:47:34 AM     Post Reply
Last week Stephen Paddock killed at least 59 Las Vegas concert-goers using automatic weapons. Reportedly aided by “bump stocks” that made his semi-automatic rifles into automatic weapons, his killing spree was the worst in U.S. history. People were understandably horrified that he was able to fire what amounted to machine guns into a crowd. Yet similar weapons were being fired in movie theaters around the country. Three of the top five movies at the box office featured characters blasting away with automatic weapons. Two -- Kingsman: Golden Circle and American Assassin -- included so many examples of such violence that

Protesting anti-Israel bias, US
announces withdrawal from UNESCO
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pete Stone- 10/12/2017 9:37:21 AM     Post Reply
PARIS - The United States plans to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN´s cultural and educational agency, diplomats said on Thursday, dealing a further blow to an organization hobbled by regional rivalries and a lack of funds. The US Department of State announced in a press release that the US´s exit from the international body will be effective December 31, 2017. Paris-based UNESCO, which began work in 1946, is known for designating World Heritage sites such as the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and the Grand Canyon National Park. It will pick a new chief this week to try to revive its

  


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On the ´Vulgar Manliness´ of Donald Trump
American Thinker, by Peter Nichols    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/12/2017 9:24:06 AM     Post Reply
In “The Vulgar Manliness of Donald Trump,” Harvard Professor of Government Harvey Mansfield depicts the President as a demagogue -- precisely the sort of crass figure whose rise to power the Founders wished to forestall. The theoretical underpinning of the article, the concept of “manliness” itself, receives its full expostulation in Professor Mansfield’s book, Manliness (Yale University Press, 2006). We are unable to go into that rich and learned work here. Suffice it to quote from the book’s preface, “Manliness seeks and welcomes drama and prefers times of war, conflict, and risk.” But it is “about fifty-fifty good and bad.”

Democrats Are Playing Checkers While
Trump Is Playing Chess
New York Times, by Thomas B. Edsall    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/12/2017 9:03:51 AM     Post Reply
For Democrats, the warning shots are coming thick and fast. “More than half of Americans don’t think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, yet he has a clear path to winning reelection,” Doug Sosnik, who served as President Bill Clinton’s political director, wrote in the Washington Post last week. “Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?” Alan Greenblatt asked in Politico on Oct. 9. On the same day, a New York Magazine headline declared: “No One Should Rule Out a Trump Re-election in 2020.” What can Democrats do? A Pew Research Center survey released earlier this month documented the growth of

Weinstein´s downfall must be traumatizing
for Hollywood hypocrites
National Post [CA], by Father Raymond J. de Souza    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/12/2017 8:55:40 AM     Post Reply
The cultural import of the Harvey Weinstein revelations is that now, after the scourge of sexual predation has been exposed in various sectors of society — clergy, business, military, hockey, football, politics — it has finally touched a sector deeply corrupt and most influential, that of celebrity entertainment. It’s not quite accurate to speak of the The New York Times reportage on Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual behaviour as “revealing.” Rather, it confirmed what the most influential people in the Hollywood-New York movie and publishing world knew for a long time. The recent reporting just let us ordinary people in on the

Senator Tom Cotton Talks About Potential
for De-Certifying Iran Deal…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/12/2017 8:54:11 AM     Post Reply
There is a myriad of complexity within the Iran issue that extends beyond the substantive issue of whether or not President Trump should again certify compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal. For clarity, President Trump would not be ending the deal or ending the agreement. The President is required (every 90 days) to certify if Iran is upholding the terms of the nuclear agreement. The next certification is due on October 15th. If President Trump does not, because he cannot, certify compliance – he notifies congress. It’s up to congress to decide what to do from there. Therefore President Trump

  


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There´s Only One Hero in the Harvey
Weinstein Saga: Ronan Farrow
Weekly Standard, by Lee Smith    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/12/2017 8:40:02 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday the New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s expose of Harvey Weinstein, describing in detail the famous Hollywood producer’s long history of sexual abuse and assaults of actresses and other women in the movie industry. Coming on the heels of a New York Times article published last Thursday about Weinstein, the Farrow article seems to clinch the case against a major figure in the world of entertainment, media, and politics. The question is why, after years of protecting Weinstein, did the American press publish two pieces about him in less than a week? Was it because after stories detailing the sex

American Caitlin Coleman, family
freed from Afghanistan captors
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/12/2017 8:03:05 AM     Post Reply
An American woman and her family, who had been held captive since 2012 by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network after being kidnapped while hiking in Afghanistan, were freed, the White House announced Thursday. Caitlin Coleman, 32, was seven months pregnant when she and her Canadian husband Josh Boyle were abducted. President Trump appeared to hint at the news of Coleman´s release during a speech in Coleman´s home state of Pennsylvania. "Something happened today, where a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news," Trump said. "And one of my generals came in. They said, ´You know, I have to tell

The Progressive Machine Takes a
Big Hit in Cook Country, Illinois
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/12/2017 7:46:11 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, something extraordinary happened: a progressive racket just got busted in a place notorious for one party, corrupt, and highly-taxed Democrat governance. As you may have heard, the Board of Cook County, Illinois repealed its penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages, by a vote of 15 to 2, after passing it last July. This isn’t just about people who guzzle Coke and Pepsi, it is about the progressive racket that follows a battle plan aimed at the state controlling more and more aspects of citizens’ lives, while it consumes more and more of their income. Here, in essence, is the recipe that

TV Host Says Her Wild Ben Affleck
Interview Is Being Taken Out of Context
The Hollywood Reporter, by Ryan Parker    Original Article
Posted By: MainelySane- 10/12/2017 7:11:00 AM     Post Reply
"I can´t say I am thrilled to have that interview mixed in with the other stories because I don´t think that is at all the same thing," said Anne-Marie Losique. Anne-Marie Losique says a widely circulated interview she did with Ben Affleck 13 years ago is being taken out of context and unfairly used against the Batman actor.

  


  

Trump´s $33 Billion Tax Cut
You Didn´t Know You Just Got
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 10/12/2017 7:05:01 AM     Post Reply
Regulation: In a recent editorial, we noted that President Trump´s decision to get rid of President Obama´s Clean Power Plan would be a major money-saver for companies and a deregulatory boost for the economy. Now, new data actually put a dollar figure on it. Senior Trump officials now estimate that the president´s decision will save consumers some $33 billion. No, they won´t get a big notice on their monthly bill saying: "You saved $X amount this month, thanks to repeal of the Clean Power Act." But the money will go into their pocket nonetheless, since they will avoid paying the much-higher

Why Ronan Farrow´s Harvey Weinstein
Bombshell Did Not Run on NBC
Hollywood Reporter, by Marisa Guthrie    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/12/2017 6:46:53 AM     Post Reply
The piece was originally supposed to air on the network in February as Hollywood was gearing up for the Oscars. Why didn’t NBC News break the Harvey Weinstein bombshell that ultimately ended up in The New Yorker under the byline of one of its contributors? It’s a question Rachel Maddow put to Ronan Farrow — until this summer an NBC News contributor fronting a series called Undercovered — who had been working on the story for 10 months. Farrow’s piece was originally targeted to air on NBC in February, just as Hollywood was gearing up for the Oscars, sources tell The Hollywood

´I Hate Everyone In the White House´
Trump Seethes As Advisers Fear
the President is Unraveling
Vanity Fair, by Gabriel Sherman    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 10/12/2017 6:43:31 AM     Post Reply
At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.” The conversation among some of the president’s longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House

EXCLUSIVE: Trump´s Justice Department
moves on Harvey Weinstein
- Thread Closed
Daily Mail, by Ryan Parry    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 10/12/2017 6:17:44 AM     Post Reply
The FBI has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned. DailyMail.com understands the move came at the behest of the Department of Justice, run by Donald Trump´s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul. While it is unknown whether the DOJ order came directly from Sessions, the move is likely to be seen in a political light given Weinstein´s friendship with Trump foe Hillary Clinton. The move by the DOJ came amid rumors that Weinstein was planning on heading to Europe for sex rehab – leading

Steve Bannon targets reliable Trump
supporters in revolt against Mitch McConnell
Washington Examiner [DC], by David M. Drucker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/12/2017 5:25:26 AM     Post Reply
Nationalist firebrand Steve Bannon is mobilizing a revolt against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, even if costs President Trump some of his most loyal foot soldiers on Capitol Hill. Bannon, Trump´s former chief strategist, is raising resources and recruiting primary challengers to take on Republicans who vote for the president´s legislative agenda more than 90 percent of the time — some more than 95 percent of the time. Their sin isn´t insufficient fealty to Trump or even ideological differences, but rather supporting McConnell, R-Ky., for majority leader. Bannon, now back at the helm of Breitbart News, loathes the Kentucky Republican. Bannon is willing

  


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A Surprise From the Supervolcano
Under Yellowstone
New York Times, by Shannon Hall    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/12/2017 5:22:09 AM     Post Reply
Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That could blanket most of the United States in a thick layer of ash and even plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter. Yellowstone’s last supereruption occurred 631,000 years ago. And it’s not the planet’s only buried supervolcano. Scientists suspect that a supereruption scars the planet every 100,000 years, causing many

The Democrats cannot ignore
their Harvey Weinstein problem
The Week, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/12/2017 5:08:30 AM     Post Reply
For more than 25 years, Harvey Weinstein was a prolific fundraiser for the Democratic Party leadership. When the time came for that leadership to respond to a flurry of allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Weinstein, it became apparent that either Weinstein had invested poorly — or all too well. The New York Times ran its first exposé on the disgraced Hollywood mogul at the end of a $2.2 million run of personal and bundled political donations, which made Weinstein a very familiar and popular figure among Democrats. Weinstein backed Democrats with significant national profiles, who rushed to embrace

High-Ranking Dem Sens Gave Campaign
Cash to Menendez After Indictment
Washington Free Beacon, by Joe Schoffstall    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/12/2017 5:03:42 AM     Post Reply
A number of high-ranking Democratic senators combined to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Sen. Robert Menendez´s (D., N.J.) campaign committee this year, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows. Menendez, who was indicted in April 2015, is currently facing 12 counts of corruption charges that include bribery. Prosecutors have said that the senator had a "corrupt pact" with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor, a previous donor to Menendez´s campaign. Menendez himself has contributed to the campaigns of a number of top Democratic senators this year from his leadership PAC, the New Millennium PAC, the Washington Free Beacon

Covered California slaps a surcharge on
health plans as Trump remains coy on subsidies
Los Angeles Times, by Chad Terhune    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/12/2017 4:56:34 AM     Post Reply
California’s health insurance exchange said Wednesday it has ordered insurers to add a surcharge to certain policies next year because the Trump administration has yet to commit to paying a key set of consumer subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The decision to impose a 12.4% surcharge on silver-level health plans in 2018 means the total premium increase for those policies will average nearly 25%, according to Covered California. Taxpayers, not consumers, will bear the brunt of the extra rate hike because federal premium assistance for policyholders, which is pegged to the cost of coverage, will also increase. Statewide, rate increases will vary

The NFL just admitted Trump knows
the fans better than it does
New York Post, by Charles Gasparino    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/12/2017 4:44:59 AM     Post Reply
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is on the verge of handing President Trump a significant political victory by calling on his players to stand for the national anthem. For the first time since some players began taking a knee in protest of police misconduct, the commish officially and explicitly said he wants players to honor the anthem by standing — even as he respects their right to protest. He says the league will come up with a formal policy at next week’s owners meeting. The question is: Why did the league finally cave? The answer: Follow the money. Trump is a rookie politician who

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