Donald Trump apologized in a video late Friday over derogatory comments he made about women while working alongside Billy Bush in 2005. In the apology video Trump lamented in part, “I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.”
Recorded on a “hot mic,” the comments have sparked a firestorm of activity on the internet. “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not,” Trump reminded.
“I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them,” Trump said in the video statement. “Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize,” he said. Continue reading →
The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture treats conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas like a mere footnote while heralding the woman who accused him of sexual harassment, Anita Hill.
Twenty-five years ago, Thomas became the second black Supreme Court Justice when he succeeded Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice.
Neither man’s accomplishments as jurists on the high court get as much attention as Hill, though Marshall’s work on a landmark case as a lawyer is recognized. h/t circa
Marshall was a liberal and a key figure of the Civil Rights era. Thomas, a conservative, opposed affirmative action because he said he believes it hurt his career.
The man who accused Bryan Singer, “X-Men” director, of assault, has himself been criminally indicted for securities and wire fraud.
Michael Egan, the man who claimed Singer organized pool parties to groom young boys, and then abruptly withdrew his lawsuit, was indicted by feds Thursday for allegedly defrauding investors by promising to invest money in Halloween-themed ventures, but instead pocketing the cash to pay for personal expenses.
According to the indictment Egan lied about owning parts of Vegas hotels and casinos and knowing the CEO of a major bank. Continue reading →
Here’sa long list of all the felonies Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor:
If you’re keeping count, Nagin was convicted on Wednesday of 20 out of 21 counts of corruption, bribes and a plethora of other stuff.
Count 1: Conspiracy – Guilty
The charge: Creating, through a variety of bribes and kickbacks, “a scheme and artifice to defraud” the residents of New Orleans of his honest services as a public official. Many of the individual elements of this scheme make up the other 20 crimes with which Nagin was charged. Maximum prison term: 5 years
The Count is about to count his way to a milestone.
Sesame Street is about 22 million views away from becoming the first nonprofit organization and the first U.S. children’s company to reach one billion views on YouTube, Geekosystem reported. At press time, the channel’s videos have 978,247,378 total views.
Telly Monster has released a video clip imploring viewers to help reach one billion views. Once they reach their allotted amount they will release a “top secret video”. Let’s all do our part and help Sesame Street reach their goal! I know I’ve watched countless hours of Sesame Street as a child, and I’m totally curious about their “top secret video”. Aren’t you? Spread the word! Thecount.com can only support a totally non-coincidentally, well-named Sesame Street character. It would be awesome to hear the Count say, “One billion views! Ah ah-ha”. Source
The powered drug derived from the ‘borrachero’ tree seed, loosely translated ‘get-you-drunk‘, can be administered by simply blowing the powder in the victim’s general direction. If you’re the unlucky recipient of this nasty hallucinogenic you might get caught doing something stupid, like, helping a crook clean out your flat, just like this lady did…
“he was guiding me wherever he wanted too. I was like a child,” says a woman who got dosed by a strange man asking for directions in the street, “It is painful to have lost money, but I was actually quite lucky.”
But it wasn’t just cash that she willingly gave to the crook, she also helped him gather all of her belongings, including her boyfriend’s life savings and then walked him to the car. The next day she asked the building’s doorman why he had allowed her remove all the belongings from her apartment and pack them into a strange man’s vehicle, the doorman replied, “Because you told me to.”
Stories surrounding the drug are plentiful ranging from simple date-rape to folks reportedly cutting out their own organs and handing them to their abductors.
In ancient times, the drug was used to make short order out of unfortunate folks who after being administered the drug, walked willingly into their own graves and buried themselves alive.
Houston, TX, – July 08, 2006. (FILE) A file picture dated 07 July 2006 shows US singer Michael Jackson’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray at the Acres Homes Cardiovascular Center at the Tidwell Professional Building, in Houston, Texas, USA. Michael Jacksons doctor, Conrad Murray, will stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter after a judge in his preliminary hearing ruled on 11 January 2011 that there was sufficient evidence for him to face a jury.
Los Angeles, United States, – January 12, 2011. LaToya Jackson, sister of singer Michael Jackson, is escorted by a Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy as she leaves the Criminal Courts building in Los Angeles, California January 11, 2011 after a judge ordered his doctor, Conrad Murray, to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death. Jackson, 50, died of a drug overdose on June 25, 2009.
Los Angeles, United States, – January 12, 2011. Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, is escorted by Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies as he leaves the Criminal Courts building in Los Angeles, California January 11, 2011 after a judge ordered Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death. Jackson died of a drug overdose in June 2009.