Monthly Archives: November 2017

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost

Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week that Franken had kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. On Monday, Lindsay Menz accused Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Source: Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost

New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling to ‘Child Abuse’ – Nanny State Measures to be Pushed on Parents – Planet Free Will

The attack on the 2012 measure was spearheaded by one lawmaker’s demonization of homeschooling as “child abuse” and claims that homeschool is failing some children.

Now, about five years after the 2012 measure was passed, state lawmakers are eyeing up a plan to roll back the efforts to ease state intervention by requiring third-party oversight of homeschooling operations.

Source: New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling to ‘Child Abuse’ – Nanny State Measures to be Pushed on Parents – Planet Free Will

Planned Parenthood Hired Fusion GPS to Create Fake Report

Fusion GPS, the group hired by the Clinton campaign (Hillary) and the Democratic National Committee to prepare the so-called Trump dossier, was also hired by Planned Parenthood to create a false report about the undercover videos produced by Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).In the summer of 2015, CMP began releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood executives regarding the procurement of aborted baby body parts. Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to conduct a “forensic analysis” to discredit the videos. Not surprisingly, the Fusion GPS report falsely declared that the videos had been edited and were fake, even though the “research” organization has no known qualifications in the field of forensic video analysis.

Source: Planned Parenthood Hired Fusion GPS to Create Fake Report

Group Calling National Anthem Lyrics Racist, Anti-Black « CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

The California NAACP is pushing to get rid of the national anthem that they’re calling racist and anti-black.“This song is wrong; it shouldn’t have been there, we didn’t have it ’til 1931, so it won’t kill us if it goes away,” said the organization’s president Alice Huffman.Colin Kaepernick started the NFL protests, which quickly spread to bring attention to systemic racial injustice in the country. But Huffman says Kaepernick’s message was lost when it turned into a debate about the flag.ALSO READ: Park Service Drops Funding For Black Panther Party Project“The message got distorted, the real intentions got overlooked, it became something that’s dividing us, and I’m looking for something to bring us back together,” she said.Huffman adds that the protests did lead her to look at the lyrics of the “Star Spangled Banner” especially the parts of the anthem we don’t typically sing.“It’s racist; it doesn’t represent our community, it’s anti-black,” she said.

Source: Group Calling National Anthem Lyrics Racist, Anti-Black « CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

Journalist pay questioned in Russian dossier court cases – Washington Times

Fusion went to federal court to block the move, but the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, whose partner Marc E. Elias is the Clinton’s campaign’s general counsel, intervened. It filed a letter acknowledging it had paid Fusion for the dossier on behalf of Democrats. Fusion and Mr. Nunes then worked out an agreement on access to some of the firm’s financial records.But the dispute heightened again Friday as Fusion renewed its request for a judge to block the subpoena because Mr. Nunes wants more information. The widened net includes the names of journalists and law firms that Fusion might have paid.

Source: Journalist pay questioned in Russian dossier court cases – Washington Times

‘It’s insane’: Ont. patient told she’d have to wait 4.5 years to see neurologist | CTV News

Dr. Hataley said she’s used to hearing back from specialists who are unable to see her patients for months, and even up to 2.5 years.  But a 4.5-year wait is “insane,” she told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview.“This is an alarm bell,” she said. “What it is to me is a red flag to the system.”Dr. Hataley’s patient, Suzan Wooldridge, said that although her case is not urgent, having to wait 4.5 years to see a neurologist is “just wrong.”“When Dr. Hataley first pulled up the response from the referral, both of us were just seeing the wait time first hand, I was just in disbelief and shocked,” Wooldridge, a 40-year-old developmental service worker, told CTVNews.ca in an email. “The more I thought about it after leaving her office I was just annoyed and felt that this is ridiculous and not in any way okay.”

Source: ‘It’s insane’: Ont. patient told she’d have to wait 4.5 years to see neurologist | CTV News

Natural Hazard? Study Says Farming Marijuana Hurting Environment « CBS Philly

“Policymakers and planners need to enact specific environmental and land-use regulations to control cannabis crop expansion,” environmental studies professor Jake Brenner said in the college’s press release.

The study’s co-author added that while the lumber industry still has a larger impact on the size of forests, the impact over a smaller area by marijuana crops was even more destructive.

“Cannabis causes far greater changes in key metrics on a per-unit-area basis,” researcher Van Butsic said.

Source: Natural Hazard? Study Says Farming Marijuana Hurting Environment « CBS Philly

Did Hillary’s rigging at the DNC push Biden out of the race? | New York Post

Brazile’s piece in Politico describes her shock at the discovery of formal legal paperwork between the two entities when she took the reins at the DNC in August 2016. Brazile had been tapped for the job when DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign. Leaked e-mails had shown how Schultz had been putting her finger on the scale to help Clinton while the insurgent Bernie Sanders campaign was making a serious bid to seize the party nomination away from New York’s favorite carpetbagger.Her account features ridiculous and unbelievable melodramatics — she says she “gasped” when she found out the truth and that she “lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music” to calm her before she called Bernie Sanders to deliver the awful news.

Source: Did Hillary’s rigging at the DNC push Biden out of the race? | New York Post