Monthly Archives: June 2016

NASA Issues Trailer In Advance Of Juno Spacecraft’s Entrance Into Jupiter Orbit On July 4th [VIDEO]

Really cool stuff for science nerds! CNN reports: A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history. NASA’s robotic Juno probe is carrying seven science instruments designed to help scientists figure out how Jupiter formed and evolved. ...

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Woman Tells Trump To Get Rid Of “Hibijabi” Muslims At TSA, Trump Says He’s Looking Into It [VIDEO]

Today at a rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump declared that he’s looking into replacing Muslim TSA workers with veterans. Here’s how the woman posed her demand: “Why aren’t we putting our retirees, our military retirees, on that border or in TSA?” the woman asked. “Get rid of all these hibijabis they wear at TSA. I’ve seen them myself,” she ...

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NBA Slams North Carolina’s Attempt To Fix Hate Law

Earlier this week LGBT activists denounced the attempt by North Carolina Republicans to “refine” the anti-transgender section of HB2. This afternoon the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets joined in. Their message: “We have been engaged in dialogue with numerous groups at the city and state levels, but we do not endorse the version of the bill that we understand is ...

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FRANCE: LGBT Activists Object After Paris Police Cut Pride Parade Route In Half Due To Terrorism Concerns

The Local reports: The Orlando massacre on a gay club this month is among the reasons that police are cutting short the annual Paris gay pride parade on Saturday, much to the anger of the LGBT community. The Paris gay pride parade (or la marche des fiertés as it’s known in French) will still take place on Saturday – but ...

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TRAILER: Sully

Slate recaps: Tom Hanks is in full voice-of-authority mode in the trailer for Sully, Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film about Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, saving everyone aboard. The landing, from the plane’s initial encounter with a flock of geese to touchdown, took only three minutes and ended with everyone ...

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CANADA: Toronto Pride Reads Their Hate Mail [VIDEO]

From the Toronto Star: Homophobia and hate is still rampant in our society — just ask Pride Toronto. Every day, the organization receives hate mail — usually from anonymous people who don’t believe in Pride’s mission to make the city safer and more accepting for LGBTQI people. “If you were my child and you turned out gay I’d burn you ...

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FLORIDA: Over 100 Sanders Supporters Sue DNC And Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz For Election Fraud

From South Florida’s New Times: Amid allegations that Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz “rigged” the Democratic presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton, 120 people, including 104 Bernie Sanders donors, sued both Wasserman Schultz and the DNC in the Southern District Court of Florida yesterday for fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, and other claims. They alleged she misled the DNC ...

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GOP CAVES: House To Vote On Gun Control Bill

The Hill reports: A week after Democrats staged a nearly 26-hour sit-in demanding a vote on gun control measures, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the House will vote next week on legislation to block suspected terrorists from buying guns. In a conference call Thursday, Ryan told rank-and-file Republicans that the House will take up a terrorism package that will include ...

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FRANCE: Cardinal Suspends Four Pedophile Priests

Reuters reports: The Roman Catholic cardinal-archbishop of Lyon said on Thursday he had suspended four priests accused of paedophile activities and said their cases were known to French judicial authorities. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said in a statement that the four had been working in the Lyon region in central France but gave no further details about them. He also said ...

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UNITED NATIONS: Human Rights Council Votes 23-18 To Approve LGBT Rights Watchdog Position

Buzzfeed reports: The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Thursday to create the institution’s first LGBT rights watchdog. The resolution passed in a vote of 23 to 18, with 6 abstentions. The person appointed to this role will be known as an “independent expert” and the position is charged with monitoring “violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender ...

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BREAKING: Defense Secretary Ash Carter Announces US Military’s End To Transgender Service Ban

Via press release from OutServe-SLDN: Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the recommendations from the working group formed last summer on the lifting of the ban on open transgender service. This announcement includes recommendations, plans and timeline to when transgender service members will fully be able to serve openly and authentically. OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Matt Thorn issued the following ...

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SAN DIEGO: Secretary Of The Army Eric Fanning To Serve As Pride Parade Honorary Grand Marshal

Another first! Via press release: On the heels of his historic confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the 22nd Secretary of the U.S. Army, Eric Fanning will take the stage as keynote speaker at Friday’s rally and serve as one of San Diego Pride’s Hon. Grand Marshals for the parade on Saturday. San Diego Pride made history in 2011 with ...

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REPORT: Trump Is Vetting Chris Christie For VP

CNN reports: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — a former Donald Trump rival turned top defender — is being vetted as a possible running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee, a source confirmed to CNN on Thursday. Christie has received the official paperwork for the vetting process, according to a source with knowledge of the process. Trump has said he ...

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AP: The KKK Sees Opportunity In The Trump Era

From the Associated Press: The current hot-button issue for Klan members — fighting immigration and closing U.S. borders — is one of the most talked-about topics in the presidential election. Klan leaders say Donald Trump’s immigration position and his ascendancy in the GOP are signs things are going their way. “You know, we began 40 years ago saying we need ...

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FLORIDA: Lawyer Seeks Bribery Charges Against Pam Bondi And Donald Trump Over Campaign Donation

From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: A Massachusetts lawyer who previously filed state ethics and elections complaints against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked federal prosecutors to level bribery charges against her and Donald Trump. Whitfield Larrabee, a Boston trial attorney, filed complaints with U.S. Attorney’s offices in New York and Tallahassee on Wednesday alleging the violation of federal bribery ...

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ILLINOIS: Chicago-Area Gun Shop To Raffle Off AR-15 To Benefit Orlando Massacre Victims Shot By AR-15

From the Chicago Tribune: A suburban gun shop is conducting a raffle to benefit victims of the Orlando shooting massacre — and the prize is an AR-15 rifle. The semi-automatic weapon that Second Amendment Sports in McHenry plans to give away is similar to the gun used in the June 12 Orlando attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens ...

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Matt Barber Has The Stonewall Monument Sadz

Hate group radio host Matt Barber says it’s a “disgrace” that President Obama supported the creation of the Stonewall National Monument. From BarbWire: “Police were investigating that particular homosexual bar based on numerous complaints about adult homosexual men assaulting underage boys which — as the Archives for Sexual Behavior and other studies indicate — is far too common within the ...

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Active Shooter Reported At Joint Base Andrews UPDATE: Report Was False Alarm, No Shooter Found

Some are claiming this is a drill. NBC News reports: Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has been placed on lockdown following a report of an active shooter. The base was placed on lockdown just after 9 a.m. Thursday, officials at the base told News4. News4’s Scott MacFarlane citing sources says the incident is at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First ...

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Harlem Hate Church Pastor: We Might Buy The $42 Billion Bank That Holds Our Federal Tax Lien [VIDEO]

The Bank Of New York Mellon, which has $28 trillion in custodial assets and has a market value of $42 billion, is the holder for the federal tax lien against Harlem’s infamous hate church. Following yesterday’s bankruptcy court hearing, which was about the church’s unpaid utility bills, Pastor James David Manning took to YouTube to declare that he is consulting ...

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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson Drops PM Bid [VIDEO]

This is surprising. The BBC reports: Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. In a speech in London – billed as his campaign launch – Mr Johnson said he did not believe he could provide the leadership or unity needed. It comes after Justice Secretary and fellow ...

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