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Nebraska Democratic Party official ousted after controversial audio recording surfaces

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A Nebraska Democratic Party official is now in hot water. An audio recording was posted on YouTube Thursday with Phil Montag, a technology chairman, voicing how glad he was Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise got shot last week at a baseball practice. Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb confirmed to FOX 42 News Thursday it was really his voice.

"His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to (expletive) kick people off (expletive) health care. I'm glad he got shot," said Montag in the audio recording.

Montag is now looking for a new job. Kleeb let him go after the recording became public.
"I wish he was (expletive) dead," said Montag in the recording.
"We obviously condemn any kind of violence, whether it's comments on Facebook or comments in a meeting," said Kleeb when reached by phone Thursday.

FOX 42 News tried several times to reach out to Montag Thursday. We e-mailed, sent text messages and called. We also tried to see him in person, but we could not reach him.

"Our country is better than the political rhetoric that is out there from both the far right and the far left," said Kleeb.
The audio that was released Thursday comes about one week after a Nebraska state Democratic leader was asked to resign. Chelsey Gentry-Tipton was involved in a controversy over a Facebook post about Congressman Scalise.

http://fox42kptm.com/news/local/nebraska-democratic-party-official-ousted-after-controversial-audio-recording-surfaces
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Fear Grips Villagers As Sheep Gives Birth To Half-Human, Half-Beast

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Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-and-jane-sanders-under-fbi-investigation-for-bank-fraud-hire-lawyers/

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.

Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.
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No more trannie jokes in Canada

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you can't say mean or offensive things in my country anymore. According to one article, adding this to the criminal code of canada will allow people to take legal action against a person who has misgendered them or used an incorrect pronoun.

https://openparliament.ca/bills/42-1/C-16/

http://sds.utoronto.ca/blog/bill-c-16-no-its-not-about-criminalizing-pronoun-misuse/

^this is a good article about it.

http://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-16/third-reading

^this is the actual text of the bill

What are your thoughts, anons? Let's uphold freedom of speech by saying whatever opinion we want :^)
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A Daily Cheese Auction Is Going Electronic

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People wearing colored jackets in Chicago were shouting at each other about cheese for the final time on Friday.

A daily 10-minute auction in Chicago that helps set the national price of cheese will go electronic on Monday, after being held in a traditional open-outcry format for decades. CME Group Inc., CME 0.05% the exchange operator that oversees the auction, ran it Friday in its old form for the last time.

“We’re all going to miss the yelling and the screaming,” said Dean Kinnas, a dairy options trader at the CME-owned Chicago Board of Trade, or CBOT, exchange.

The “spot call” cheese auction is among the smaller and more obscure markets in CME’s empire. Until Friday, it was held in a corner of the CBOT trading floor in downtown Chicago each weekday at 10:45 a.m. Central time. There are often only a handful of trades—each representing a “carload” of 40,000 to 44,000 pounds of cheddar—executed each day by a small group of dairy brokers.

CME hopes the electronic platform will boost participation, with companies able to access the auction and monitor prices from anywhere in the world.

Earlier this year, CME shifted similar auctions for butter and nonfat dry milk to the new format, and it said participation has increased.

Increasing volumes could also bolster confidence in the benchmark cheese price that is determined by the auction. The cheese benchmark has been dogged by allegations of market manipulation over its centurylong history.

Last year, around 50 million pounds of cheese were traded in the auction, less than 1% of total U.S. cheese production, dairy-market observers say. Despite the relatively small volumes, the daily spot price from the auction is widely used in the U.S. cheese business.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-better-cheddar-benchmark-a-daily-cheese-auction-is-going-electronic-1498219200
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‘Wonder Woman’ audience given cleaning supplies and diet pill pamphlets at women-only showing

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According to Dutch news organization NOS, attendees of an all-woman Wonder Woman preview screening in Leuven, Belgium, were gifted bags of dish sponges, squeegees, and diet pill informational pamphlets.

The gift bags, handed out at the Tuesday, June 6, screening, also contained chips, noodles, and chocolate.

“Actually, it felt a little absurd,” Diana Goodwin, a screening attendee, told Belgian news organization VRT, calling the gifts “ironic and inappropriate.”

“Especially when you’re watching a movie that completely revolves around a strong female superheroine,” Goodwin elaborated.

According to the Kinepolis Theater in Leuven, the gift bags weren’t intended to come across as sexist—the gifts were actually products from the theater’s sponsors and weren’t chosen by the theater staff.

At least the all-woman screening wasn’t spoiled by a crowd of crying man-children, instead.

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/wonder-woman-sexist-gift-bags/?fb=dd%3Dreshare
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Dog snack dupes dozens of parents, store apologises

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More parents have admitted mistakenly trying to feed their children dog food after a pet snack pack featuring a well-known kids cartoon was put next to chips in a supermarket.

The store owners have apologised after dozens of horrified parents have said they bought the Scooby Snacks for their youngsters from the Whanganui Pak'n Save this week to eat at school and kindergarten.

They were shocked to discover the 30g individual carob snack treats were never intended for human consumption but were animal snacks.

Notices have gone up around Whanganui preschools and staff are checking lunchboxes to make sure children aren't eating the wrong food.

"I wondered why my boy didn't like the taste of them," posted a parent on Facebook.

One parent popped a doggie treat in her mouth after her child rejected it.

"I got these today not knowing they were dog food [and] tried giving one to my 1 year old. Lucky he wasnt hungry and I ended up eating one and spitting it back out followed by reading the packet more," she posted on Facebook.

Another parent said she bought a Scooby Snack multipack on Tuesday during her weekly shop believing it was children's food.

"I was absolutely mortified when I gave them to my daughter. She took one bite and said, 'this is rubbish'.

"I looked at the packet closely and gasped, 'Oh no, I am so sorry. I just fed you dog food'."

She said many people had been caught out by the placement of the pet-food multipack next to similar style chip multipacks.

Yet another parent admitted feeding their child the snacks, which the child enjoyed.

A multipack of shaped biscuit snacks called Scooby-Doo! and featuring the same cartoon character is also available in supermarkets.


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11876840
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Senate announces probe Lorretta Lynch Partisan Buzzword

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http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/23/senate-announced-probe-loretta-lynch-behavior-2016/

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.

In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.

Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.

The probe into Ms. Lynch comes as the Judiciary Committee is already looking at President Trump’s firing of Mr. Comey.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan. The letter to Ms. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the key investigative subcommittee.

Letters also went to Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria and Leonard Benardo and Gail Scovell at the Open Society Foundations. Mr. Benardo was reportedly on an email chain from the then-head of the Democratic National Committee suggesting Ms. Lynch had given assurances to Ms. Renteria, the campaign staffer, that the Clinton probe wouldn’t “go too far.”
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Trump Impeachment Process Set to Begin As Democrat Al Green Files Articles

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The emergence of the 'pornosexual': internet users who shun sex with real people

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A phenomenon dubbed "pornosexuality" has emerged where people prefer online porn to sex with real people, it has been claimed.

The term describes someone whose "sexual orientation is linked solely to porn", according to Medical Daily.

One self-identified pornosexual quoted by the website said: "If I had to choose to have one or the other for the rest of my life, I would choose porn over real sex any day."

The availability of free, amateur porn online and the anonymity it offers is identified by Medical Daily as a factor behind the rise in the phenomenon.

In 1991, there were fewer than 90 porn magazines in the US, according to Medical Daily, compared to millions of websites today.

Pornosexuality is said to be particularly common among young people as they have had access to the internet since puberty and porn is therefore more likely to have been formative in their sexual development.

Christene Lozano, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex addiction therapist, said that some find porn more "convenient" than sex with a real person.

"The convenience of getting off online without the potential work, vulnerability, intimacy, and connection with others can be appealing to some," she told the website.

Another marriage, family and sex therapist, Amanda Pasciucco, put the phenomenon down to a fear of rejection: "Unfortunately, in my years of practicing sex therapy, anxiety and fear of rejection has led to people identifying as pornosexuals," she said.

Young men more likely than women to identify as pornosexuals as they are generally more likely to view porn.

The comments come after the NSPCC said in March that some children as young as 12 worry they may be "addicted" to watching porn.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/07/rise-pornosexual-increasing-numbers-shun-sex-real-people/
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