Category Archives: U.S. News

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Laugh at $30 Settlement, Demand More

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Updated: Some of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers are balking at a proposed $30 million settlement of their harassment claims, which could scuttle the deal, Variety has learned.

Attorneys in the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy case told Judge Mary Walrath on Thursday that they are close to a global resolution of the civil litigation. The accusers, their lawyers and various trade creditors of the Weinstein Co. would get $30 million, while another $14 million would go to attorneys for the Weinstein Co. board members, who were defendants in several of the lawsuits. The amounts — first reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by Variety — would be paid by the company’s insurers.

However, Variety has learned that other plaintiffs who were part of the negotiations are not satisfied with the proposed settlement amount. That could undercut the entire deal, if the Weinstein Co. insurers are unwilling to reach a resolution that carves out some of the lawsuits and leaves them exposed to further liability.

In a statement on Friday afternoon, attorneys Douglas Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer blasted the proposed settlement, saying it would provide millions to the Weinstein Co. board members and allow Harvey and Bob Weinstein to evade accountability. Wigdor and Mintzer represent Wedil David, who alleges that Weinstein raped her in 2016.

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Hollywood Laments Popularity of Nationalism, Cries “Racism”

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It started with a single tweet that actress and political activist Alyssa Milano sent into the world.

She wrote, “I don’t recognize my country anymore,” above the link to a story on a Ku Klux Klan rally planned for this weekend in Dayton, Ohio.

It didn’t take long for other Twitter users to point out to Milano, who became a TV star at 11 on Who’s the Boss?, that racism in America is nothing new.

Yahoo

Laura Loomer Confronts Alyssa Milano’s Ties to Sharia Law Activist Linda Sarsour

Charmed Reboot Falls Flat, Virtue Signals to Viewers About Consent, Rape Culture

Anti-Gun Alyssa Milano Had Herself Committed Because Things ‘Triggered’ Her

Alyssa Milano to Lead Star-Studded Anti-Gun Protest at NRA Convention

Anti-Trump Artist Gets Banned on FB For Turning MAGA Hat into KKK Hoodie

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The Facebook account of an artist who turns MAGA hats into hate symbols has been disabled for violating the social media site’s “community guidelines.”

In her “MAGA Hat Collection” Maryland-based artist Kate Kretz refashions the red “Make America Great Again” hats promoted by President Donald Trump and worn by many of his supporters. She has turned them into a swastika armband and a KKK hood ( entitled “Hate Hood”) as a comment on how she views Trump’s message.

“I have been ordering MAGA hats … and then sewing them back together into traditional symbols of hatred,” Kretz wrote recently on Medium. “The works are meant to both call out wearers who claim the hats to be innocuous, and to sound the alarm that history is repeating itself.”

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Florida State Rep Mike Hill: ‘God Told Me to Re-Write Abortion Bill’

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A Florida state representative told a group that God told him to a rewrite an abortion bill without exceptions for rape or incest.

In a speech given to Women for Responsible Legislation group in Pensacola, Florida, state representative Mike Hill said God spoke directly to him about a restrictive abortion bill he had previously tried and failed to pass in Florida’s legislature.

“As plain as day, God spoke to me,” Mr Hill, a Republican, told the group. “He said ‘that wasn’t my bill,’ talking about the heartbeat detection bill that I filed. He said ‘that wasn’t my bill.'”

London Independent

Illegal Immigrant Pedophile Arrested For Impregnating 11-Year-Old

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If you tell a Democrat that the influx of illegal immigrants attempting to cross our southern border is a crisis, they’ll deny it.

That’s mostly because President Donald Trump ran on the issue, and agreeing with the president on anything at this point is detrimental to Democrats’ political health.

Instead of tackling this problem, Democrats have willfully decided to turn a blind eye. But of course, that’s a dangerous proposition, and a case out of Phoenix shows why.

According to KSAZ, an illegal immigrant has been accused of impregnating an 11-year-old girl. In addition that horrific charge, the immigrant in question, 20-year-old Carlos Cobo-Perez, allegedly wrote a note admitting to a relationship with the young girl and saying he didn’t care if he went to jail for it.

Western Journal

Billionaire Anti-Trumper Mark Cuban Repackages Gun Control Argument

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In a new interview, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proposed an “update” to the Second Amendment that would protect the rights of gun owners and bolster the authority of states to dictate firearm policy within their borders.

“I would go to change the Second Amendment in ways that people probably wouldn’t expect,” says Cuban, who backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and is mulling a 2020 bid as an Independent.

The billionaire entrepreneur said the Second Amendment should first ensure that Americans can own firearms without running a risk that the government will seize their weapons.

“One, every American citizen has the right to own a gun,” Cuban says. “Two, the federal government will never be allowed to ever confiscate that gun from an individual.”

Yahoo

Hypocrite Anti-Trumper Mark Cuban Advises ‘Unity’ to Ocasio-Cortez

Anti-Trump Mark Cuban Avoids Fine Over Evidence of Sexual Harassment, Workplace Misconduct

Anti-Trump Cuban Knowingly Hired Domestic Abuser

Fascist Mark Cuban Plans To Use His Celebrity and Hatred of Trump For 2020

FB Deletes CrossFit, Company Responds by Slamming “Abuse of Power”

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Fitness company CrossFit has left Facebook after it deleted a popular group “without warning or explanation” in a move that could indicate mounting backlash against the social media giant over privacy concerns, not to mention censorship concerns as well.

Facebook’s deletion and reinstatement of a meal plan group with 1.65 million users demonstrated to CrossFit Inc. that Facebook was abusing its “significant share of the marketplace of public thought,” according to a Thursday statement.

“CrossFit, Inc., as a voluntary user of and contributor to this marketplace, can and must remove itself from this particular manifestation of the public square when it becomes clear that such responsibilities are betrayed or reneged upon to the detriment of our community,” said CrossFit.

Infowars

Major “Infectious Disease Epidemic” to Hit Leftist Hellhole LA This Summer

 

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Los Angeles is on the verge of a significant disease outbreak in the coming months, according to prominent physician and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Pinsky issued the ominous warning during an appearance on the The Brian Kilmeade Show, citing the city’s stunning homeless crisis, growing rodent and insect infestation, and deplorable sanitation conditions.

“I live in the great state of California, the utopia that is California, which is a nightmare,” Pinsky said. “I want to give you a prediction here: There will be a major infectious disease epidemic this summer in Los Angeles.”

“We have tens and tens of thousands of people living in tents. Horrible conditions. Sanitation. Rats have taken over the city. We’re the only city in the country, Los Angeles, without a rodent control program. We have multiple rodent-borne, flea-borne illnesses, plague, typhus.”

NewsWars

Wealthy Elitists Freak Out Over Homeless People Taking Over Their Neighborhoods

Homeless Surge Hits San Francisco Airport

LITERAL SHITHOLE: San Francisco Recorded 118,352 Reports of Public Poop Since 2011

Rural America is on the Verge of Collapse

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The Economic Innovation Group’s (EIG) Distressed Communities Index (DCI) shows a significant economic transformation (from two distinct periods: 2007-2011 and 2012-2016) that occurred since the financial crisis. The shift of human capital, job creation, and business formation to metropolitan areas reveals that rural America is teetering on the edge of collapse.

Since the crisis, the number of people living in prosperous zip codes expanded by 10.2 million, to a total of 86.5 million, an increase that was much greater than any other social class. Meanwhile, the number of Americans living in distressed zip codes decreased to 3.4 million, to a total of 50 million, the smallest shift of any other social class. This indicates that the geography of economic pain is in rural America.

“While the overall population in distressed zip codes declined, the number of rural Americans in that category increased by nearly 1 million between the two periods. Rural zip codes exhibited the most volatility and were by far the most likely to be downwardly mobile on the index, with 30 percent dropping into a lower quintile of prosperity—nearly twice the proportion of urban zip codes that fell into a lower quintile.

Meanwhile, suburban communities registered the greatest stability, with 61 percent remaining in the same quintile over both periods. Urban zip codes were the most robust—least likely to decline and more likely than their suburban counterparts to rise,” the report said.

Zero Hedge

Despite Booming Economy, Middle Class Still Shrinking

CNN Lays Off Staff Following “Crazy Rumors” of Massive Layoffs

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CNN laid off almost all of its health care coverage division Tuesday, in a move the network called a “crazy rumor” less than three weeks ago.

While Dr. Sanjay Gupta is expected to keep his job, most of the rest of the division, based out of Atlanta, were released.

Fox News reported:

TVNewser, a media watchdog site started by CNN’s Brian Stelter, managed to get confirmation from the network — just in time for a Friday news dump.

“As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” a CNN spokesperson told TVNewser’s A.J. Katz.

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