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Queen Elizabeth may soon retire to hand
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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 11/29/2019 12:18:06 AM

Queen Elizabeth II is apparently considering retiring in about 18 months so her son, Prince Charles, can assume the throne, reports in the UK said Wednesday. The 93-year-old monarch is weighing stepping down around her 95th birthday, the same age that her husband, Prince Philip, withdrew from his royal duties, sources told the UK’s Express. “Her Majesty is mindful of her age and wants to make sure when the time comes, the transition of the Crown is seamless,” a former senior member of the royal household told the outlet. “I understand the queen has given the matter considerable thought and believes that, if she is still alive at 95,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BirdsNest 11/29/2019 12:30:39 AM (No. 248165)
Charles is a dolt.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: droopydog 11/29/2019 12:31:49 AM (No. 248166)
Oh great. I can hardly wait to be lectured to and scolded by jug-ears.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissNan 11/29/2019 12:47:26 AM (No. 248174)
“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jeremiah29_11 11/29/2019 12:52:15 AM (No. 248176)
I really like the Queen. I’ve always felt she deserved respect and that Prince Phillip was the sort you could have a decent conversation over a beer at the local pub. Prince Charles is too whacky for my taste. I was astounded Princess Diana put up with him for as long as she did. Andrew appeared to be the more sensible type but it is a shame he went off the rails. Whomever assumes the monarchy has their work cut out for them.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: padiva 11/29/2019 12:59:35 AM (No. 248179)
Please don't! Charles should never treated Diana the way he did.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 11/29/2019 1:05:25 AM (No. 248181)
Oh good gawd. Charles embraces Islam. He was so stupid as a child they sent him away to boarding school. Image him and horseface as leaders. Perish the thought. The church should say two divorcees cannot sit on the throne.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Yepper 11/29/2019 1:09:34 AM (No. 248183)
Charles is a retard, and I don't mean that as an insult. Whatever mental/cognitive issues he has, I think his brother has it also, but to a lesser degree.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/29/2019 1:30:53 AM (No. 248187)
What a shame if/when Charles takes over. I would settle for Charles abdicating before QE retires from the throne. Then the world would at least get Prince William.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Californian 11/29/2019 1:41:22 AM (No. 248189)
Why does anyone need to? She should just dec;are herself the end of the line. There's no one in her family who isn't a whack job. What's the point? These people are just elite leeches and fodder for gossip pages.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy 11/29/2019 2:27:40 AM (No. 248191)
Please don’t retire! Charles is a baby who was an adulterous. Dianne would still be alive if he had acted like a man & help guide her instead of sabotaging everything she did. Charles & Camilla..,..a mess that I dread.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: PChristopher 11/29/2019 5:22:49 AM (No. 248200)
Can she skip Charles and go straight to William?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine 11/29/2019 5:32:23 AM (No. 248203)
# 6 - Charles was sent to boarding school because most boys of wealthy parents, in England, are. The sad thing is he was sent to one his dad had attended and thrived at. He is a man's man type of guy and Charles most definitely isn't. Charles was taunted, teased and mistreated for four years and said he felt like he was in prison. His mother wanted to send him to a nice school, Eton, but his dad all but said if she did that she would lose her marriage. Doesn't mean I want him to be King, tho. He is all wrapped up in pseudo-science, climate change, global warming, etc. Will would be so much better. And yes, I think it will make Camilla Queen, which is a disgusting thought.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DCGIRL 11/29/2019 5:48:46 AM (No. 248205)
I'm with #11. Charles is no friend of the U.S and he makes stupid choices like his brother Andrew. I'm hoping she has a change of heart and continue, but if she doesn't give it to William. That would also kill crazy Meghan....Harry's wife.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/29/2019 5:57:55 AM (No. 248208)
Mad King Charles. Oh joy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: George R. 11/29/2019 5:59:10 AM (No. 248210)
Charles has all the personality and intelligence of and is the perfect example of why Humans shouldn't inbreed!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bazi 11/29/2019 6:47:18 AM (No. 248220)
FTA :Andrew is the queen's favorite son. No wonder Charles stepped in so quickly and decisively to give his brother the boot. Retribution. BTW The Crown keeps getting better and better. Only 10 episodes in season 3.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/29/2019 6:58:40 AM (No. 248225)
Bonnie Prince Charlie (as he was called in his youth) is dimwitted to the extent that he rarely knows what he is talking about. He has the intellectual capacity of Rudy from Notre Dame fame, but no charm to match Rudy. Charles has the potential to end the royalty system in England - that's how bad he is. How does that compare to Queen Elizabeth? She was a teenager when World War II began, and she trained to be a military truck mechanic, and wound up driving a truck for the duration. Voltaire has been quoted as saying 'true liberty will not exist until the last king is strangled with the intestines of the last priest.' If Voltaire actually said that, he would not have had Queen Elizabeth in mind.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: GO3 11/29/2019 7:10:22 AM (No. 248232)
Yes, Charles is all of the above, but Diana was an airhead adulteress, too. What a match made in hell. And everyone is responsible for their own actions including Diana.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 11/29/2019 7:10:45 AM (No. 248233)
Big mistake Lilibet! Skip Charles completely - William is slightly more level-headed.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PostAway 11/29/2019 7:27:02 AM (No. 248242)
I don’t understand the necessity of a monarchy anymore. Whatever it’s charms it is a costly relic. Assuming it survives, too many male Windsor’s have proven themselves sexually licentious and stupid, even to the point of cruelty. Royalty is expected to embody the people and to behave in a way that inspires. Without the castles, the salivating press and the pomp and ceremony the Windsor’s are just another really dysfunctional family with tons of money.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 11/29/2019 7:41:20 AM (No. 248248)
Agree with #1s assessment of Charles. Never liked him and never will. William would be a great choice. Why take a fuddy duddy brain dead 71 year old and put him in that position? The queen has served since she was 25 years old and has been a class act. A little youth and energy would be good for the monarchy.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 11/29/2019 8:14:50 AM (No. 248284)
Gosh I hope not. That would lower the IQ of the top royal by a factor of 10. Elizabeth has always been an amazingly grounded, reasonable and sensible Queen.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Strike3 11/29/2019 8:50:06 AM (No. 248326)
Charles should have been given the same treatment thirty years ago that his son is getting today. They are all inbred misfits.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 11/29/2019 8:54:19 AM (No. 248331)
Diana let the thought of being a princess cloud her judgement in choosing such a loser for a husband. I think Charles realized that he had been played too late into the marriage.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/29/2019 8:56:52 AM (No. 248332)
This is the New York Post pontificating. Don't for a moment believe they'll allow Charles with his horrific personal life to sit on the throne. It will go to the one decent fellow, William and his wonderful wife Kate.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/29/2019 9:03:22 AM (No. 248337)
I was hoping the Queen would outlive her daft son. Her mother lasted until 101 - and she smoked !
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/29/2019 9:05:06 AM (No. 248340)
Charles, In Breeding at it's lowest.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DynomiteThings 11/29/2019 9:15:47 AM (No. 248361)
It is beyond time to abolish the monarchy.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 11/29/2019 9:16:00 AM (No. 248362)
The Daily Mail pushed abdication a while back and it turned out to be nothing but speculation. Now they're pushing "retirement," and it is pure speculation again. QEII believes she's been chosen by God to be queen and has dedicated her life "whether it be long or short" to her people. She may scale back her commitments some, but she'll never do anything like retire or make Charles regent. Philip has been quoted as saying their goal is to live as long as possible so that Charles (the feminine hygiene product) has as short a reign as possible. Both QEII and Philip know Charles is a flake.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: globalwarmer 11/29/2019 9:18:10 AM (No. 248366)
I used to think Harry would be a great change of pace until he chose Megan to be his bride. What a dingbat!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bigfatslob 11/29/2019 9:18:29 AM (No. 248367)
Headline should read, "UK braces for their version of Al Gore".
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Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird 11/29/2019 9:39:37 AM (No. 248389)
Charles finally had a chance to “get” his younger brother, who was his mother’s favorite. All those years… What a sour old puss he is. “No one is bigger than the institution of the Royal Family. Not even Andrew, the Queen’s favorite son,” the source said. “Charles recognized that and acted decisively — like the king he may well soon be.” My two bits say she’ll make him regent. Placeholder. He would then conduct many of the duties of the monarch while she stays queen. I don’t believe she likes Charles very much. He is eminently unlikable.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird 11/29/2019 9:46:41 AM (No. 248398)
Those who diss Diana as an “adulteress” seem to forget that it was Charles who was wanting to be Camilla’s tampon at the same time he was marrying Diana. Diana was a very young girl. I have never heard or read anything that said she came to the marriage as less than a virgin. In fact, I believe that was probably a requirement. If she committed adultery (and it was more than a nasty tabloid rumor), then frankly I don’t blame her. She was trapped by then in The Firm with a husband who had loved someone else from before they wed.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone 11/29/2019 10:00:36 AM (No. 248414)
Whoever is the heir to the British Crown Is set by law and the Queen cannot decide to will replace her when that time comes. Chances are if she does retire from what the British call “public duties” she will remain as the ruling Queen until she passes away, with Charles handling the day by day “public duties” until the Queen passes away. Then long-standing British law will say who succeeds the Queen. Charles is over 70 years old and obviously has a serious health problem. He was recently in India where photographs were taken of him that showed his hands and feet were really swollen as he was entering a religious temple where he had to take his shoes and socks off. Other previous photographs of Charles in the media also have shown that his hands appear swollen. So who knows how long Charles will be around?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/29/2019 10:36:43 AM (No. 248460)
Sorry, but based on her previous statements, I am not buying any kind of retirement for her Majesty. She may start giving Charles more responsibilities in 18 months certainly. But she takes her vows to God and Country very seriously, she saw what the abdication did to her Father and to the country at the time. She is not going to do the same thing. Then there is the fact she knows the nation still loathes Camilla the homewrecker. Charles is indeed a no class dolt and very selfish man. He could not even give Diana her biggest day that every Bride looks forward to, because he had to rub his mistress in her face. She saw Camilla too as she walked down the aisle. That double take of hers is on video forever. So the Queen has to do a massive selling job to the nation on the Dolt's behalf, because if Parliament has their say, it will be William not Charles who is crowned. The Queen is in this for the long haul, and other than giving Charles more responsibility, I do not see her retiring.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: marbles 11/29/2019 10:41:31 AM (No. 248465)
Part of the title of every British monarch is " defender of THE faith ". The faith being Church of England, Anglican. Church of England came about when Henry VIII wanted a divorce to marry Anne Boleyn. It's no small thing that Henry disengaged from the Catholic church. Look at Ireland. Charles has publicly said " defender of faith"............not THE faith. This means he includes islam. Charles is an idiot from a family of dim bulbs. I like the Queen and wish her well. Her mother lived to be 101.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/29/2019 10:42:28 AM (No. 248469)
She can't #11, but Parliament can. They actually have to okay the successor according to what I have read from Brit citizens a couple years ago. I don't believe they have a huge problem with Charles, but as to Camilla, that is a whole different story and she and Charles know it.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Smart11344 11/29/2019 10:53:42 AM (No. 248479)
I cannot believe I was in 3rd grade and 10 years old when I saw the film of her coronation. The film was flown to America for broadcast. I saw, at least some of it at about 1AM Pacific Time.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: BocaLaura 11/29/2019 11:42:24 AM (No. 248521)
Always thought Charles was the model for Monty Python's "upper class twit",
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Reply 40 - Posted by: janjan 11/29/2019 12:02:42 PM (No. 248539)
With the passing of the crown to Charles the centuries of royals who at were at least regal and had dignity will come to an end. The younger generation are entitled and contribute little. Eventually the Brits will get tired of supporting their lavish unearned lifestyle.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: wilmo 11/29/2019 1:02:58 PM (No. 248589)
If the Queen wants to save the monarchy, she will skip her idiot son and name Prince William as her successor.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: WesternTradition 11/29/2019 1:18:17 PM (No. 248602)
After Good Queen Elizabeth retires, Parliament should not abolish the Monarchy, but remove the Windsors and supplant them with a different family less goofy than these morons.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/29/2019 2:39:44 PM (No. 248646)
King Tampon? No thanks.. Not that it matters, but when Queen Elizabeth 'goes', that is the end of the monarchy (not that I like monarchies in general; Good thing they have an elected government that actually runs things), and the end of Britain will soon follow, fallen to the muslim hordes and rampant leftism. None of those in the line for King or Queen are sane or wise. I know William has a lot of fans, but he is merely the best of a bad lot.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: GO3 11/29/2019 2:56:15 PM (No. 248652)
The royal family is actually part of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Kaiser Wilhelm II and King George V were first cousins. The House of Windsor was established as an expedient way for the English branch to divorce themselves from the German line during WWI for obvious reasons.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: SabraJet 11/29/2019 5:08:39 PM (No. 248704)
Reading the posts from Americans talking as if they have anything at all to do with the Brithish Royal family is Bizarre. British traditional will make Charles King no matter what looney tunes things he may be up to. He has been preparing for it for 71 years and he will be. Not to worry there will always be people to keep him in his place. He has no real power except to spend money. And some of you really need to get over your obsession with his Diana, she was done wrong but she got in there and did her share of it too. He had one affair but She retaliated and had three or four. And yes they were documented. What’s good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander. Her life was built on shifting sand, and as adult she should’ve learned something along the way. But she didn’t.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: rochow 11/29/2019 5:08:58 PM (No. 248705)
OMG! The climate change embracer, hates new architecture, is more on the left than the right other than his own royal creature comforts. He is not quite all there i or so it is claimed by those who know them. And that wife. Not to worry about her, she will only be called 'consort' never queen. Have another sip, Camilla!!
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Reply 47 - Posted by: dbdiva 11/29/2019 5:34:41 PM (No. 248712)
I think the Brits are certainly at the point where they are tired of supporting extravagant life styles of the Royals at a time when many are living paycheck to paycheck and just barely getting by. While there are frugal members of the Firm (Princess Ann comes to mind) most spend money like it grows on trees and Meghan seems on track to bankrupt the family and taxpayers alike. At this point the Brits seem open to abolishing the monarchy when the Queen passes away unless she skips Charles and makes William King. He might be the only way to save it. He and Catherine are loved and respected by the people.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: NYbob 11/29/2019 8:04:32 PM (No. 248784)
Whatever. The British monarchy is a constant, great, reminder of the differences between the British Empire and the USA. So thankful for both sides of my family, the heroes and the villains who fled the Old World for the USA. If you want to love this country and I mean deep in your bones, read a few history books and then spend a month or two in the Old World. You will come back to a place that is too loud and too busy, but glorious in its ambitions and energy. Give me all the faults because I know someone is working hard to change things for the better. Many of us have no idea how lucky we are.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: FunOne 11/30/2019 8:06:32 AM (No. 249003)
"Long to reign over us, God save the Queen!"
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Blackeagle 11/30/2019 3:17:14 PM (No. 249328)
The Queen had a bad week. Give her time to get over it. She'll stay on the throne for as long as she is able.
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On Wednesday afternoon, a CNN analyst cooked up a "conversation" between two Republican senators in order to smear President Donald Trump, his party, and Fox News. He later admitted to having completely fabricated the quotes, but only after The Washington Post's self-described conservative Jennifer Rubin retweeted his "report." "Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. 'is this stuff real? I haven't heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we're up s**t's creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence,'" Joe L
'National travesty': report shows one
third of Canada's prisoners are Indigenous
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Posted by Ribicon 1/23/2020 10:21:02 AM Post Reply
More than 30% of inmates in Canadian prisons are Indigenous—even though aboriginal people make up just 5% of the country’s population, according to new figures released by a federal watchdog. In a scathing report published on Tuesday, the correctional investigator of Canada, Dr Ivan Zinger, described Indigenous overrepresentation in the country’s jails and prisons as “nothing short of a national travesty”. The figure is highest in the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where Indigenous people make up 54% of the prison population.(Snip) Indigenous inmates also serve more of their sentence before being granted parole–and reoffend at much higher levels than non-indigenous inmates.
University of Michigan's $570k-a-year
provost who oversees harassment complaints
at the school attended by Sasha Obama is
suspended after multiple allegations of
sexual misconduct are made against him
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Posted by Ribicon 1/23/2020 3:50:18 PM Post Reply
The University of Michigan has placed its provost on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, the school has announced. Martin A. Philbert, who earns $570,340 a year, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, according to a letter from the university. Several allegations were made against the 57-year-old last Thursday and Friday, triggering an internal investigation of sexual misconduct by Philbert, says University President Mark S. Schlissel. Washington, DC, law firm WilmerHale, was then hired to lead the probe since Philbert, who is the school's executive vice president of academic affairs, is normally charged with conducting such investigations
No more free rides: US seeks to limit
emotional support animals on planes
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Posted by Ribicon 1/23/2020 10:34:18 AM Post Reply
Some animal lovers and nervous fliers may squawk but the US government wants a definitive “neigh” to the question of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles, birds, miniature horses and other unusual emotional support animals on planes in future, especially free of charge. Even cats could be running out of lives to while away under passengers’ seats at 30,000 feet. The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals, which must be allowed in a passenger plane cabin at no charge. Airlines may be able to let passengers bring other animals on board, but hefty fees would apply.
Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery
will help 'repair the damage'
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Posted by NorthernDog 1/23/2020 10:18:52 PM Post Reply
NEW YORK — Billionaire and presidential candidate Tom Steyer reiterated his support Wednesday for reparations for African-Americans suffering from the legacy of slavery. “We would retell the story over the last 401 years so everybody understands not just the legalized, institutionalized injustice in racism — which is definitely a huge part of this story — but also the contribution of the African-American community,” Steyer said in an interview with Yahoo News’ “Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd.” “I don’t think we can be the country that we want to be until we acknowledge the past and move to accept the mistakes
Woman was digging her wife’s grave
when cops arrived, prosecutor says
at murder trial
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Posted by Ribicon 1/23/2020 6:09:32 PM Post Reply
A woman accused of killing her wife in 2017 was digging a grave when police arrived at their home, a prosecutor said Thursday. Laura Bluestein appeared before Judge Terrence Cook and jurors in Mount Holly for opening statements in her trial on counts of murder, tampering with evidence and a weapons charge. Bluestein is accused of killing her wife, Felicia Dormans, at their Mount Holly home Aug. 6, 2017. Prosecutors say it was intentional, while attorney Robin Lord contended it was accidental. Before a courtroom packed with family and staff from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor Jeremy Lackey described a Mount Holly
Terry Jones: Monty Python stars
pay tribute to comedy great
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Posted by rubberneck 1/23/2020 12:29:32 AM Post Reply
Monty Python stars have led the tributes to their co-star Terry Jones, who has died at the age of 77. The Welsh actor and writer played a variety of characters in the iconic comedy group's Flying Circus TV series, and directed several of their films. He died on Tuesday, four years after contracting a rare form of dementia known as FTD. David Walliams and Simon Pegg were among other comedians who remembered him. Fellow Python star Sir Michael Palin described Jones as "one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation". In a tweet, John Cleese said he was "a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm".
Miami police captain Javier Ortiz
suspended after claiming he’s black
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Posted by Ribicon 1/23/2020 11:43:10 AM Post Reply
A Hispanic police captain in Miami has been suspended for claiming he was a “black male” during a city commission meeting, department officials said. Javier Ortiz was “relieved of duty with pay” on Wednesday pending an investigation, a police department spokesman confirmed to The Post. Ortiz, who previously oversaw the department’s SWAT operations, is expected to be off the force indefinitely, Deputy Police Chief Ronald Papier told the Miami Herald. Papier refused to indicate why Ortiz is being investigated, but the development follows Ortiz’s comments on Friday at a city commission meeting during which he claimed he was black instead of Hispanic while addressing allegations
Man confronts Elizabeth Warren
about her plan to wipe out student loans
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Posted by Magnante 1/23/2020 9:50:46 AM Post Reply
While attending a “community conversation” in Grimes, Iowa, this past Monday, a man approached Elizabeth Warren to ask her a question about her student loan plan (snip) students blithely take on debt despite getting majors in areas that will never result in jobs that enable them to pay off that debt. That is, she intends to reward them – or their families – for being completely irresponsible. And it is that reward for irresponsibility that saw an irritated man approach Elizabeth Warren to complain about her proposal – and to get from her, in return, her dismissal of his concerns, a laugh, and a smirk.
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