The Ugly Truth
HAARETZ – Schools will remain closed on the High Holy Days in Baltimore County, the home to several large Jewish communities, for the 2018-19 school year following an extended debate.
The Baltimore County school board on Tuesday night voted 9-3 to approve the academic calendar for the next term with the district closing on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as it has for the past two decades. Continue reading “Baltimore Public Schools to Remain Shut During Jewish High Holy Days”
The Daily Signal – by Tony Perkins
“White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware.” So begins one of the latest columns of Fox News’ Todd Starnes, reporting on what parents probably wish was fake news. Unfortunately for the families in The First State, reality may soon be optional for kids in Delaware public schools.
In one of the more incredible headlines of the year, local officials in the state’s Department of Education are actually debating a regulation that would let students choose their race and their gender. Continue reading “Delaware Considers Letting Students Decide Race, Gender Without Parents’ Permission”
Facebook is teaming up with four countries to test a preemptive system to detect and defend against “revenge porn.” Users are being asked to upload nude photos of themselves to Messenger.
The Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner announced they were partnering with the social media giant last week on a pilot scheme that will allow anyone to report sensitive images being shared online without their permission. Continue reading “Send nudes: Facebook asks users for naked photos to combat ‘revenge porn’”
Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist
On November 1, Chuck Norris and his wife Gena Norris announced a massive lawsuit against eleven different drug companies, including McKesson and Bracco, claiming they are responsible for nearly killing Gena.
“Unfortunately, litigation is the only course of action we can take to hold the drug companies accountable for threatening the lives of so many innocent people who undergo MRIs,” Gena said.
Continue reading “Chuck Norris Files Massive Lawsuit Against Big Pharma After Popular Drug Nearly Killed His Wife”
Times of Israel – by Marissa Newman
Ministers on Sunday lent their support to a bill that would allow Israeli companies to sue boycott activists for up to NIS 100,000 ($28,500) without proof of damage.
The proposal, brought by Likud MK Yoav Kisch and backed by Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, seeks to bypass a High Court of Justice ruling that disqualified portions of Israel’s anti-boycott law. Continue reading “Ministers back bill for companies to sue Israel boycotters”
Rolling Stone – by Jon Blistein
Bono expressed concern that a Lithuanian shopping center he invested in may have avoided paying profit taxes, The Guardian reports. The U2 singer’s ties to the shopping center were revealed in the Paradise Papers, a global investigation into tax havens and the offshore financial dealings of multinational corporations and wealthy individuals.
In a statement, Bono said he would be “extremely distressed if even as a passive minority investor … anything less than exemplary was done with my name anywhere near it.” He added: “I take this stuff very seriously. I have campaigned for the beneficial ownership of offshore companies to be made transparent. Indeed this is why my name is on documents rather than in a trust.” Continue reading “Bono ‘Distressed’ by Paradise Papers Allegations”
The Homestead Guru – by Hailey
If you thought sleeping with your router on or your phone next to your head was harmless, you may want to think again as more information is coming out about WiFi radiation.
An experiment, for a biology test, was done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. The girls came up with the idea because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day: Continue reading “WiFi Radiation? Experiment Is Turning The Heads Of Radiation Experts”
Middle East Eye – by Yossi Melman
Israel prides itself as being a free, democratic society, part of the Western world. Well not exactly. At least when it comes to two significant areas.
One, towering above all, is the occupation of the West Bank under the iron fist of the Israeli military and depriving its Palestinian residents of basic civil and democratic rights. Continue reading “Israel’s badly kept secret: Selling arms to regimes at war”
Lockheed Martin is working to develop a high-power fiber laser for fighter jets.
Under a $26.3 million contract from the Air Force Research Lab, the firm will design and produce a directed energy system for aircraft, with plans to test the technology by 2021.
The move comes after a series of successful tests with similar systems in ground-based platforms – but, the experts say developing a laser for a smaller, airborne design will be a challenge. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin awarded $26m contract to develop laser for fighter jet”
Daily Mail – by Guy Adams
Not long ago, Bono’s trendy anti-poverty lobby group, One, launched a blistering public attack on secretive foreign tax havens that allow very rich people to squirrel away their wealth.
At a press conference in Brussels, where MEPs were debating new anti money-laundering laws, it sternly declared that tax havens were preventing ‘massive sums’ from being spent on the all-important ‘fight against extreme poverty, disease, and hunger’. Continue reading “Saint Bono’s shameless tax gymnastics are the epitome of celebrity double standards”
New York Magazine
After Rand Paul was assaulted by a neighbor on Friday, a spokesperson for the Kentucky senator said he was “fine.” On Sunday afternoon, a senior adviser, Doug Stafford, revealed that the senator actually suffered five broken ribs, and it’s unclear when he’ll be able to return to work.
“Senator Paul has five rib fractures including three displaced fractures,” Stafford said. “This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force. It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying.” Continue reading “Rand Paul Suffered 5 Broken Ribs in Assault at Kentucky Home”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal took legal action Friday to obtain law enforcement records kept secret by authorities in the wake of the Oct. 1 Strip massacre.
In three separate actions, the newspaper is joining other media outlets seeking to shed light on the investigation into the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Fifty-eight people were killed after a gunman fired into a crowd of concert-goers from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite before killing himself. Continue reading “Review-Journal goes to court to obtain Las Vegas shooting records”