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Fall Porch Decor Ideas That Will Last All Season Long
Source:  Brit + Co
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:50

Cornstalks and scarecrows, BYE.

North Korea has an embarrassing amount of unpaid parking tickets [Fail]
Source:  Fark
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:50

Fail [link] [17 comments]

Yankees fans weigh foul-ball fear with blocked views after scare
Source:  New York Post
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:49

Is it worth risking serious injury for a little clearer view of the action at a baseball game? A reminder of that debate hit home Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium when a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier struck a young girl in the seats beyond the visiting dugout. The game stopped in...

Yes, Ronald Reagan was a labor hero
Source:  New York Post
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:49

Alex Bastani, a union chief at the federal Labor Department, is upset that the agency is inducting former President Ronald Reagan into its Labor Hall of Fame. He’d be wise to call up the union that nominated him for the honor: the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City. Bastani, the head of the American...

Toddler Struck By Foul Ball At Yankees Stadium; Sparks Controversy
Source:  Heavy.com
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:49

Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier and each attendee feared the worst as a line-drive foul ball hit a toddler sitting in the front section behind third base at Yankees Stadium, on Wednesday. ESPN reports that this young girl was hit directly in the face by the baseball and was hospitalized at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Captured on Twitter Moments

Spark of Controversy

“It’s all about safety,” Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said after the game. “We need nets or don’t put kids down there [to field level].”

While others made their cases on Twitter.


F**kJerry Honcho Sued for Ripping Off Kid
Source:  TMZ
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:48

The wildly popular Instagram account F**kJerry pulled some shenanigans on a 16-year-old kid -- jacking his Instagram handle, and costing him tons of dough ... according to a lawsuit. The kid's father, Tom Chau, filed the suit ... claiming the…


Persian Music: Lian Ensemble in Jerusalem- Houman Pourmehdi Ney Solo
Source:  Newsvine
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:47

HOUMAN POURMEHDI is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues.His interest in the spiritual path of Sufis introduced him to the Ghaderi …

David Boren Says He Will Retire as U. of Oklahoma’s President
Source:  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:47

His long presidency was noted for the university’s many improvements, as well as for his blunt response to an ugly racial incident in 2015.

Emmy Watch: Watching Watches At The Awards
Source:  Forbes Real Time
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:47

Celebrities set trends – be it travel, fashion, and even political views – since, for better or worse, people tend to emulate their seemingly dreamy lifestyles…in ways they can, anyway.

Hillary Clinton criticizes first lady Melania Trump – here’s what she said
Source:  TheBlaze
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:46

Hillary Clinton said that first lady Melania Trump was doing not enough to stop cyber-bullying, and that if she “were serious” about the issue, there’s plenty of allies she could enlist in the struggle.

What did she say exactly?

When asked if the first lady was doing enough to combat cyber-bullying, she responded, “No, no and, look, I don’t think anybody is doing enough on cyberbullying, because it’s real and it has a particularly damaging effect on young people, who are so influenced by and personally affected by what is said about them or is said to them.”

Hillary made her comments to progressive news site MIC, who published her comments on Tuesday.

“I really worry about it as a major issue,” she said, “y’know, as something that I talked about in the campaign and I wanted to do more. I think they’d be a lot of people who would be willing to help her, if she were serious about actually following through.”

“Because we’ve got to try the best we can to make the internet,” she explained, “particularly social media, understand the impact that it can have particularly on vulnerable people, particularly on susceptible young people, and we need more voices that are not just firing nasty shots back, but saying, time out, no. This is not the way you talk about anybody, this is not how you conduct yourself.”

“You would never do it in person. I think it’s a really important issue, and if she were serious and able to follow through on it,” she concluded, “I bet there’d be so many people who’d be willing to try to help her on that.”

Here’s the video of Hillary’s comments:

Has Melania Trump been outspoken about cyber-bullying?

Yes. In November of 2016 she gave a speech outlining her intent to make curtailing cyberbullying her project as first lady.

“It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked,” the first lady said. “It is terrible when that happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.”

“We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other,” she concluded.

Is this a fair criticism?

While cyber-bullying has not been stamped out in our time, it is a little unfair of the former first lady to criticize the current first lady when it’s just a few months into the first term of President Trump. Some might also point out that Clinton herself is accused of “bullying” attacks on the alleged sexual harassment victims of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.


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