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Here are the dirty, sexual things Ohio State's Band Did That Got The Director Fired


The marching band required one physical challenge of new band members: "to either place a condom on a banana, place a banana in his or her mouth and place a condom on it, or place a banana between a graduate assistant's legs and place a condom on the banana."

Band members had to perform another challenge called "Find Mr. Big," in which they searched for a hidden dildo on a bus.

Waters said he was aware of some of the events where the alleged hazing took place, but did not know of any sexual content or behavior associated with them, according to the report, and he insisted he told the marching band such behavior needed to stop.

There were also numerous nicknames given to new members revealed in the report. Each had a meaning behind the name, including:

"Squirt": Given to a new female member who had to sit on laps, including her younger brother's, and pretend to orgasm.

"Thumper": Given to a female member who had to stomp her foot while pretending to orgasm.

"Jewoobs": Given to a Jewish student with large breasts, who had to rub her chest together with a female nicknamed "Tiggles."

"Captain Dildo": Given to a male student chanting, "Haaaay, we want some pusssaay."

"ERV" ("E" Row Vibrator): Given to a female student pretending to be a vibrating sex toy.

Other nicknames included:
"Pat Fenis"
"Mushroom Stamp"
"Sugar Bush"
"Taint Brush"
"Tits Mcgee"
"Triple Crown"
"Twat Thumper"
"Twinkle Dick"
The investigation report said the marching band's alumni network, which is now calling for Waters' reinstatement, publishes an annual directory that includes nicknames for some members. The alumni network did not respond to emails from HuffPost sent to various email addresses it previously listed. It had also taken down its "Contact Us" page.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 10, 2014, 05:17 PM (5 replies)

The World's Most Obvious Bus Stop Is Pure Design Genius {Baltimore)


The bus stop is built like a conventional street bench, with wood planks screwed to a steel structure that supports weight and prevents vandalism. Refreshingly, nowhere in the bus stop concept does there appear to be the kind of defensive architecture that is designed to keep people from loitering in a way that makes everyone less comfortable.
What’s more, said the designers, it’s “a bus stop you will never miss.”

sculpture is made from wood and steel, conceived like oversized pieces of urban furniture. Each letter is big enough to accommodate two to four people. The B can protect them from the elements, and the curve of the S invites passengers to lie back while they wait.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 10, 2014, 09:39 AM (24 replies)

The Median Household Is Now Poorer Than in 1984


You're probably aware that a great chunk of America is poorer today than before the housing crash. But recently, the Russel Sage Foundation delivered a reminder that middle-class wealth is in fact still lower than it was a generation ago. As shown on the graph below, the median household in 2013 was worth about 20 percent less than in 1984. 

As Allison Schrager writes over at Bloomberg Businessweek, middle-class families are poorer today than in the Reagan days for two main reasons. For starters, housing collapsed—and for most Americans, their home is their biggest source of savings by far. Second, household debt has risen significantly over time. Because wealth is just the value of what we own minus what we owe, the typical family is now worth less than 30 years ago.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 10, 2014, 09:30 AM (1 replies)

Jess Marlow, longtime Los Angeles newsman, dies at 84

Funeral arrangements were pending Monday for Los Angeles television newsman Jess Marlow, who died Sunday in a Denver-area nursing home from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.

The former anchor, who retired in 1997, spent more than 40 years with KNBC (Channel 4) and KCBS (Channel 2).

The Salem, Ill., native started out at a home-state television station in Rock Island, then moved to San Jose, where he worked as a reporter and anchor for then-ABC affiliate KNTV.

He came to KNBC in Los Angeles in 1966 to as a reporter, becoming an anchor in 1968 and, at one point, co-anchored the 5 p.m. news with Tom Snyder and the 11 p.m. news with Tom Brokaw.

He moved to KCBS in 1980 and returned to KNBC in 1986. In retirement, he worked on and off for public station KCET (Channel 28), hosting “Life & Times” until 2003 and, later, he and wife, Phyllis, moved to Santa Fe, N.M., then to Colorado.&maxh=400&maxw=667 hi


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 10, 2014, 01:54 AM (3 replies)

the benefits squeeze: suppprt for some of America’s poorest has dwindled


LAS ANIMAS, Colo. – It’s the beginning of the month, which means that Debra and Raymond Gonzalez’s fridge is packed: Pallets of eggs, bags of tomatoes, a big bowl of spaghetti, a tub of ice cream in the freezer. But they already know that they probably won’t make it to the end of the month without help.

‘We used to be able to get bags and bags of groceries, and only spend $50,” exclaims Debra, 54, who walks quickly around their double-wide trailer despite the respirator she carries strapped to her waist, and the breathing tubes in her nostrils. “And now you spend $200, and only get 2 little bags!” Meat, especially, has escalated, along with milk and cereal. Debra loves broccoli, but it’s usually too expensive at the one grocery store in this shrunken town in southeastern Colorado.

They used to be able to afford it, though. A little while ago, Debra’s food stamps were cut from $180 a month to only $15, when Raymond started receiving social security benefits. They get some help with gas bills for heat in the winter, but also burn wood cut by the permission of local farmers (they’ve stripped the dead tree in their front yard too). Along with his pension from the long-shuttered Veterans Administration hospital and Debra’s disability benefits, it comes to about $1,200 a month, which the welfare office said was too much.

“They only see it one way,” says Raymond, 64, sitting across the living room from Debra, in a quick, high-pitched voice. “They don’t realize we have to pay for gas, etc.” Debra needs to make frequent trips to medical specialists in Pueblo and faraway Denver; Las Animas lost its last physician years ago. “So you can’t win for losing. They put you in poverty, to some point.”

Debra and Raymond Gonzalez spend a lot of time managing their welfare income streams, which usually don’t come out to quite enough. (Lydia DePillis for The Washington Post)

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Aug 10, 2014, 12:50 AM (12 replies)

These are the things men say to women on the street

More at the link


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 9, 2014, 09:22 AM (111 replies)

rich guy posts his rich guy problem on twitter. twitter responds

'I booked six business seats with BA and they downgraded our nanny... it's just not right': Leading golfer Ian Poulter accused of being out of touch after Twitter rant 
Ian Poulter had booked six business class seats for his family and nanny

But when they arrived at airport, they found one had been downgraded

Golfer tweeted that his wife was forced to look after four children alone

Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of 1.7million followers were unsympathetic

One, Joe Walker, wrote: 'Some mums aren't lucky enough to have nanny'


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Aug 9, 2014, 08:55 AM (240 replies)

Ebola expert: Drudge Report is driving a lot of the panic


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Aug 8, 2014, 02:33 PM (19 replies)

Cat owner scratched and bitten while making a video plea to give away the 'lovely' pet


, the cat continues to scratch and bite her, completely contradicting his supposedly 'lovely' nature.

The woman then attempts to woo viewers by throwing in free cat food. She says that he usually 'loves to play' and puts his naughty temper down to teething.

'He’s very loving and kind,' she adds.

But again the cat pounces on her, administering yet more puncture wounds.

In a bid to get her presentation over with, the woman tells the cat to 'go away'. Appealing to families wanting a pet, she continues: 'He loves kids. If you have have bad kids especially let him play with them.

'He’s very affectionate  He’s fixed, he has all his shots, he doesn’t spray.'

Despite being such an 'amazing' pet, the woman says she wants to find him another loving home because she travels a lot.

Finally, exhausted by trying to present the cat in a positive way, she gives up.

She concludes : 'This cat is stressing me out. I don’t want him anymore. If you want him let me know and I will pack  him up in a box today and give him to you for free.'

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Aug 8, 2014, 09:37 AM (21 replies)

Toddlers to be 'protected from religious fanatics', nuseries that teach creationism will have $ cut


Toddlers to be 'protected from religious fanatics': New Education Secretary's cash threat to extremist nurseries 

Nicky Morgan will warn toddlers must be protected from extremists

Will say they will be taught fundamental British values in an appropriate way
Proposals will also see nurseries that teach creationism will have funding cut
Announcement comes in the wake of the recent 'Trojan Horse' operation
Plot was by hardline Muslims to take over state schools in Birmingham


Children as young as two must be protected from religious extremists, the new Education Secretary will warn today.

Nicky Morgan will announce that toddlers are to be taught ‘fundamental British values in an age-appropriate way’ to help combat radicalism. In her first major policy statement, she will say local authorities will be compelled to use new powers to strip funding from nurseries found to promote extremist views.

Also under the proposed rules, nurseries that teach creationism – the rejection of evolutionary theory – as scientific fact will also have their taxpayer funding cut.

Mrs Morgan, who replaced Michael Gove as Education  Secretary in last month’s Cabinet reshuffle, will say: ‘One of the most important roles of the education system is that it should prepare young people for life in modern Britain.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Aug 7, 2014, 10:25 PM (4 replies)
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