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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Boy Scouts and Catholic bishops lobby in states to slow child abuse lawsuits

quote [ Efforts focus on proposed ‘lookback’ provisions that would allow accusers to bring older cases against the organization. ]

If anyone is in or considering scouts and wants to help get it moving in a better direction, I strongly recommend checking out scouts for equality, which are trying to address many of scouting's entrenched problems.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:34pmGMT] [9 comments]

Friday, 6 April 2018

South Korea's Ex-President Sentenced To 24 Years For Corruption

quote [ "A court in Seoul has found former South Korean President Park Geun-hye guilty on a raft of charges in the sprawling corruption case that led to her impeachment.

She has been sentenced to 24 years in prison — effectively a life sentence for the 66-year-old. Park was also fined nearly $17 million." ]

from NYT, "Almost all of South Korea’s presidents have seen their reputations tarnished toward the end of their tenure or during their retirement because of corruption scandals involving them, their relatives or aides."

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:50pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman in 2006

quote [ A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized. ]

Well this is disappointing.
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:46pmGMT] [47 comments]

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls, in Bid to ‘Shape the Next Generation of Leaders’

quote [ The shift was a significant change for the Boy Scouts, where membership has slipped in recent decades. Girl Scouts leaders said they were “blindsided” by the move. ]

Finally. For context, The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are different organizations that often have political disagreements and disparities in program quality. This puts the US in line with many scouting programs moving more coed. BSA will still discriminate against open Atheists, however.

[SFW] [politics] [+6 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@11:47amGMT] [23 comments]

Friday, 25 August 2017

Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon

quote [ A mystery solved: H.L. Hunley sailors experienced powerful blast at very close range. ]

All the news about statues and flags has at least brought me an interesting bit of navy history.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:14amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident Who Won Nobel While Jailed, Dies at 61

quote [ Mr. Liu, who was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion and sentenced to prison, was given medical parole recently to be treated for late-stage cancer. ]

Liu Xiaobo, a human rights activist who protested the one party system, is the only person to have received the Nobel Peace Prize while still living in mainland China.

Sadly he is also the only Nobel laureate to die in custody since the Nazi era. His death has marked an increase in censorship in China, with the first confirmed cases of Images In One-To-One Chat being censored.

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:07pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 30 June 2017

Same-sex marriage bill passes in Germany

quote [ "The German parliament, or Bundestag, on Friday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in a snap vote that made it onto the agenda before the summer break after a surprise shift by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel herself voted against the bill, although it was comments from her that helped bring it about.

While some would consider the chancellor and CDU to have been wrong-footed, an alternative theory - that Merkel wanted to remove same-sex marriage as an election issue - has been floated." ]

I'll just share a comment I saw

I can get married -
I can finally get married. They just finished the vote and it’s in favor of gay marriage and I am so freaking happy. I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy as I am right now. This is amazing. I’m just… blown away!
[SFW] [politics] [+10 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:51pmGMT] [11 comments]

Monday, 8 August 2016

Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills dozens in Quetta - BBC News

quote [ A suicide bomb attack at a hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 70 people, many of whom had gathered to mourn a prominent local lawyer. ]
[SFW] [+1 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:03pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Satanic Temple Minneapolis Chapter is offering protection to local Muslims who are afraid to leave their homes

quote [ If there is anyone in the Minneapolis area who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, dont hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort you where you need to go without advertising our presence just big dudes walking you where you need to be. ]

Neat, I hope this gives fox news an aneurysm.
[SFW] [Quickies] [+8 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:52amGMT] [14 comments]

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Disposable People: Obama, the TPP, and the Betrayal of Human Rights

quote [ The Obama administration outraged human rights advocates on Monday by removing Malaysia from its list of the worlds worst human trafficking offenders a move that the activists said damages U.S. credibility simply to boost the presidents trade agenda. ]

Also, japan is reopening Naraha.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@7:11pmGMT] [0 comments]

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