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Women Say Richard Meiers Conduct Was Widely Known Yet Went Unchecked


Not long after she joined Richard Meier’s architecture firm in 1989, Karin Bruckner was working at the office one Sunday, she said, when Mr. Meier came up beside her at a copy machine and started rubbing his body up and down against hers.

“I just stood there and froze,” Ms. Bruckner said. “‘This is not happening’ — that’s the first thing you think about — ‘He’s not doing this right now, I’m sure he’s not doing this.’”

She later confided to John Eisler, a senior associate, about what had occurred, and Mr. Eisler was sympathetic.

“It’s not something that was a secret,” he said in a recent interview about Mr. Meier’s conduct. But Mr. Eisler, who spent 20 years at the firm, said he did not confront Mr. Meier after hearing from Ms. Bruckner.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Apr 6, 2018, 05:20 AM (0 replies)

"Women-Should-Be-Hanged for abortions" conservative loses his writing gig

The Atlantic is “parting ways” with conservative grenade hurler Kevin Williamson, after Media Matters surfaced a podcast appearance in which the writer reiterated his stance that women who had abortions should be hung. In light of this new information, Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in a letter to staff on Thursday, “I have come to the conclusion that The Atlantic is not the best fit for his talents.”

The magazine’s decision last month to hire Williamson as one of its new “ideas columnists” was met with an immediate backlash, thanks to his track record of extreme anti-abortion, racially insensitive, and transphobic commentary. (I personally referred to him as a “verbose and hateful troll,” because his writing often seems aimed at needlessly provoking and demeaning his targets.) Much of the discussion about Williamson’s hiring focused on a 2014 Twitter exchange in which the longtime National Review writer suggested that women who terminate their pregnancies should be hung. As the controversy spiraled, Goldberg wrote a memo to Atlantic staffers arguing that while Williamson’s comments weren’t necessarily acceptable, he was a talented writer who deserved another chance, and had shown some personal growth by deleting his Twitter account.


It turns out Williamson’s women-should-be-hanged comment wasn’t just an offhand tweet. In a 2014 episode of a National Review podcast, Williamson said he was “absolutely willing to see abortion treated like a regular homicide under the criminal code,” adding, “I would totally go with treating it like any other crime up to and including hanging.” He later explained his preference for hanging: “I’m kind of squishy about capital punishment in general, but I’ve got a soft spot for hanging as a form of capital punishment. I tend to think that things like lethal injection are a little too antiseptic.”


Kentucky legislators send tax cuts for wealthy, tax hikes for the other 95 percent to governors des

The Kentucky legislature passed a sweeping tax overhaul this week, and now lawmakers are asking Gov. Matt Bevin to sign a bill that would slash taxes for some corporations and wealthy individuals while raising them on 95 percent of state residents, according to a new analysis.

The proposal arrives on the Republican governor's desk at a charged moment in Kentucky politics: The bill flew through the legislature on short notice, and thousands of teachers went to the State Capitol building earlier this week to protest cuts to their pension system.

Bevin's position on the tax overhaul, Kentucky's biggest in more than a decade, remains unknown. He said in a statement that the bill and the state budget, which was also passed by the legislature and is awaiting his signature, may not be “fiscally responsible.” Bevin has until April 13 to sign or veto the bill or send it back to the legislature with modifications.


The plan would flatten Kentucky's corporate and personal income-tax rates, setting both at 5 percent. Currently, Kentucky's corporate tax rate runs between 4 and 6 percent, while its income-tax rate ranges from 2 to 6 percent. The new flat rate of 5 percent for everyone means that small companies and Kentuckians with below-average incomes will face tax hikes, and higher earners will get tax cuts
Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Apr 6, 2018, 02:17 AM (8 replies)

'I'll be reunited with my family. See you soon Mr President.'

'It's his country, Senor Trump can do what he wants to. He can put as much military on the border as he likes,' said Jose Acosta, a 35-year-old farmer escaping violence in the Honduran city of Morazán.

'But when it comes to it, I will cross the border. I can assure you that I'm going to get into the US, I have faith in God.'

His determination was echoed by Salvadoran national Marvin Geovanni Alvarez, 39, who lived illegally in Atlanta, Georgia, for a year before he was deported in 2013, wrenching him away from his wife Daisy, 36, and sons, Marvin, 20, and 18-year Gerardo.

'Trump is crazy. He's racist. The National Guard doesn't worry me, it's all bulls***,' he told DailyMail.com.

'I'll be reunited with my family. See you soon Mr President.'

Alvarez's harrowing back story is typical of many of the hundreds of disheveled migrants sheltering in dilapidated locker rooms or laying under trees or tarps inside the blisteringly hot Victor F. Flores Morales Sports Center in the rural town of Matias Romero.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5582733/Well-soon-Mr-President-Immigrants-caravan-Mexico-taunt-Trump.html#ixzz5Bq1lD7ov
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Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 06:04 PM (0 replies)

teachers share photos of outdated books and broken equipment


Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 05:24 PM (9 replies)

Oklahoma teacher stunned after broken chair picture draws $44K in supplies,

When an Oklahoma teacher revealed what the chairs in her classroom look like, she couldn't imagine how far one photo could go.

On March 28, Laurissa Kovacs took to Facebook to raise awareness about the conditions her students learn -- and sit -- in. As of Wednesday evening, the art teacher from Puterbaugh Middle School in McAlester, Oklahoma, had received more than $44,000 in donated supplies.

In her post, Kovacs described having to bring folding chairs from home because there are not enough seats in her class. The lack of space and the large class size also force her to scale back on projects and activities, she wrote.

"At the end of the day I felt like I needed people to see just a glimpse of the issues we face every day," she told CNN.


Trump repeats claim that "millions and millions of people" voted illegally in 2016

Trump repeats claim that "millions and millions of people" voted illegally in 2016
From CNN's Jeremy Diamond

President Donald Trump revived his claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, claiming that "millions and millions" of people voted multiple times in the election.

"In many places the same person in California votes many times," said Trump, at the official White House event in West Virginia on tax cuts. "They always like to say, 'Oh that's a conspiracy theory.' It's not a conspiracy theory. Millions and millions of people and it's very hard because the state guards their records."

Trump has made this claim before.


wrongly convicted man who was paid just $75 for 31 years in prison finally gets justice

Tennessee man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 31 years has been awarded $1 million by the state.

In 1978, Lawrence McKinney was sentenced to 115 years in jail on rape and burglary charges. He was cleared of those charges in 2008 and was released from jail in 2009. At the time, the Tennessee Department of Corrections gave him $75 to start over.
"It's been a long road for Lawrence," said his attorney, Jack Lowery.

The governor recently exonerated him

Since his release, McKinney's been on a mission to clear his name. Before he could get the $1 million payout -- the maximum allowed under Tennessee law -- he needed a formal exoneration from the governor's office. But it wasn't easy.

In 2016, the Tennessee Board of Parole unanimously decided not to recommend that McKinney receive clemency.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 12:46 AM (6 replies)

new moth named after Trump



The new moth, just 1cm in width, was discovered by a biologist named Vazrick Nazari. The main distinction that Nazari found between this new moth and its closest moth relative, the Neopalpa neonata, is that its winky is “comparatively smaller.” Therefore, this new moth species has been called the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.

Oh, snap!

The new moth species lives in Mexico
Oh, how perfect! The species of moth with the yellow-orange hair and the small penis that’s been named after #Donald Trump lives in Mexico. This is the country that Trump hates the most. He wants to build a wall between its border and his. He’s sending a military force down to that border right now to counterstrike the “caravan” of immigrants who are reportedly on their way to America. And it’s the same place where the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi lives. #Mexico #Immigration
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:42 PM (2 replies)

No evidence that Trump has revived "beautiful" coal yet

President Trump has yet to save the struggling coal industry, numbers show


Turning to the miners beside him at the ceremony, Trump repeated a promise that he made often during his campaign for president.

“You’re going back to work,” he said to nods of approval and applause.

But not much has changed for the nation’s ailing coal industry since Trump moved into the White House.

Coal employment and production are up just slightly, coal consumption is down and coal prices have fallen a little below where they were the day that Trump took office.

“I don’t think Trump has had any effect on coal so far,” said Noah Kaufman, a research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:39 PM (5 replies)
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