The political party that is the “milder form of the Ku Klux Klan?”

Museum of Liverpool, 8 March2015, Photo by Anthony Moretti

The Independent reports that one former politician thinks very little of a heretofore obscure political party.

“They wear orange sashes at this time of year and they go on parades, provocative parades, through Roman Catholic areas,” the one time Big Brother contestant told American TV host Larry King. “They are a kind of Ku Klux Klan — a milder form, maybe, of the Ku Klux Klan.” …

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BREAKING: Powerful cyberattack hits at least three nations

The Associated Press has the story.

The number of companies and agencies reportedly affected by the ransomware campaign was piling up fast, and the electronic rampage appeared to be rapidly snowballing into a real-world world crisis. …

There’s very little information about who might be behind the disruption at each specific company, but cybersecurity experts rapidly zeroed in on a form of ransomware, the name given to programs that hold data hostage by scrambling it until a payment is made.


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Does “no” not mean “no” in North Carolina?

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 27May2017

A perspective from a college student (whom I know) that you’ll find eye opening.

The United States of America already has a problem with rape victims/survivors not being believed.

Since 1979, women’s rights in North Carolina in regards to sexual assault were lowered exponentially. In every other state, a woman has to fight to get her rape story believed; in North Carolina, women have to fight to get the law to say that they were raped. …

Women in North Carolina have a large political mountain to climb if they want to have all of the rights to their own body. A right that is as basic as control over your own body should not be something that anyone should have to fight for, but here people are, trying to have the right to say “no.”

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British prime minister May wants to throw “them” out

St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, 13March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

The Times examines why British prime minister Theresa May i talking tough about crime, and she might have a strong hand to play this time.

Britain’s inability to expel convicted criminals from EU countries has long enraged ministers. Last year MPs warned that Brussels laws restricting deportation were “undermining confidence in the UK’s immigration system” and the issue was pushed by the Leave campaign during the referendum. In the past ten years the number of foreign offenders in British prisons has doubled, and stands at more than 14 per cent of the prison population.

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U. of Delaware, to adjunct who ripped Warmbier: Bye-bye

Photo; Anthony Moretti 2Oct2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports the University of Delaware has reached a decision about the status of an adjunct who criticized Otto Warmbier.

Delaware had previously denounced the remarks by Katherine A. Dettwyler, an adjunct lecturer in anthropology. In the comments section of a National Review article and on her Facebook page, Ms. Dettwyler wrote in posts that have since been removed that Mr. Warmbier is “typical of the mind-set of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes.”

“Is it wrong of me to think that Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved?” she asked. …

In its latest statement, the university indicated Ms. Dettwyler had taught at the institution in the spring, but she would not be hired in the future.

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He drove onto a basketball court. In a car. And left skid marks.

The Associated Press reports that a recent college graduate is in deep trouble because of something police say he did on the grounds of his alma mater.

The suspect is a December 2016 university graduate. He was released Sunday night on $10,500 bond after being booked on suspicion of four counts of first-degree property damage and second-degree burglary.

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This week’s CFL winners will be…

Photo: Anthony Moretti 27Nov2016

Okay, CFL fans… time to vote

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