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Uproar at Stanford over student's racist and violent posts

pdf of the type of messages Chase is producing: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1goSMsVPDG-EipLqIakAg7YkSzvqCU-qu/view

The university's response and Vinci's social media posts have sparked an online change.org petition to have him expelled.

"For me, if honestly, if they don't expel him, I don't feel safe going to school," said sophomore Jordan McElroy. "It is me or him, it is him or us, and I'm leaning to consider another school for my undergraduate education."

Vinci is accused of posting on Twitter and Instagram pictures and videos, many of which are now deleted, of his belief that women should serve men. On Monday, he posted a picture of former Stanford student Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting another student with the caption, "A woman always gets what's coming to her."

Vinci also photoshopped a Black student's face onto a picture to make it appear as if she had been beheaded. Another picture showed a professor with red marks drawn on him next to a guillotine.

"He's become an extreme threat," said Stanford student Destiny Kelly.


Thousands of Stanford students are calling for the expulsion of a classmate over a series of racist comments and violent posts on social media.

On Monday, University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne called student Chaze Vinci's posts "ugly" and disturbing" in a message he sent campus-wide.

But while the message said the president would "address what has occurred" and that there would be "actions to ensure the safety of our community," it fell short of mentioning disciplinary actions.

The university's response and Vinci's social media posts have sparked an online change.org petition to have him expelled.

"For me, if honestly, if they don't expel him, I don't feel safe going to school," said sophomore Jordan McElroy. "It is me or him, it is him or us, and I'm leaning to consider another school for my undergraduate education."


In another story post, Vinci photoshopped an image to show a Black student being beheaded. The Daily is withholding the name of the student targeted in Vinci’s posts to prevent further online harassment. Vinci later posted a screenshot of the University’s racial and ethnic demographic breakdown and circled the Black population, writing “it’s time the majority started running things.” On Twitter, he posted an image of comparative literature professor David Palumbo-Liu’s face covered in red ink next to an image of a guillotine.

“Threats to members of the Stanford community, whether those threats are direct or implied, are unacceptable,” Tessier-Lavigne wrote in the email. “Identity-based attacks, of all kinds, are antithetical to our values.”


Karen Vinci, Vinci’s mother, wrote in a Facebook post on Aug. 29, 2020, that Vinci had suffered from a “severe mental breakdown” due to the isolation caused by the pandemic and the “mismanagement of his current medications.” The posts came a day after Vinci was arrested for breaking and entering, as well as pouring lighter fluid on someone.

Vinci wrote under the post on Sunday that he was now fine “for the Lord has redeemed me from my bed of illness.”

Some students and faculty members also called on the University to also denounce Stanford College Republicans, a student organization Vinci is affiliated with, for the culture created by the conservative organization that they believe enabled his posts.

“When is @Stanford going to denounce SCR, which created the conditions for this situation?” Stanford law professor Michele Dauber wrote in a tweet.


Bronx apartment dweller surrenders 80 pound cougar to sanctuary

That’s one less cougar on the prowl.


Animal rescue authorities said an 80-pound pet cougar was surrendered last week by its owner, who called a sanctuary after realizing the big city was no place for a big cat.

The Humane Society of the United States and the state Department of Environmental Conservation teamed up with the NYPD to remove the 11-month-old cougar from a Bronx home after the owner called for help.

Authorities took the cougar to the Bronx Zoo for safekeeping until veterinarians from an Arkansas-based wildlife refuge arrived to transport it to their sanctuary.

“They came to the realization that this cougar is getting large, and it is dangerous,” said Emily McCormack, animal curator for the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. “Those claws and those teeth and the pressure of the bite. You cannot take the wild out of these animals. Eventually something bad would have happened.”


“This cougar is relatively lucky that her owners recognized a wild cat is not fit to live in an apartment or any domestic environment,” Kelly Donithan, director of animal disaster response for the Human Society, said in a statement. “The owner’s tears and nervous chirps from the cougar as we drove her away painfully drives home the many victims of this horrendous trade and myth that wild animals belong anywhere but the wild.”

No illnesses or injuries were found during the medical exam, said Emily McCormack, animal curator for Turpentine Creek. A full exam will be done once Sasha arrives at the Arkansas sanctuary.


Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith's members

After more than a year of attending church virtually, Monique Allen has struggled to explain to her asthmatic daughter why people from their congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t wear masks. Allen said she’s taught her daughter that wearing a mask is Christlike, but now she worries her child feels like an outcast.

Church leaders recently issued their strongest statement yet urging people to “limit the spread” by getting COVID-19 vaccines and wearing masks, but Allen said she fears it’s still not enough to convince the many families in her congregation who refuse to wear masks and have succumbed to anti-vaccine misinformation.

About 65% of Latter-day Saints who responded to a recent survey said they were vaccine acceptors, meaning they've gotten at least one dose or plan to soon. Another 15% identified as hesitant, and 19% said they would not get the vaccine, according to the survey this summer from the Public Religion Research Institute, a polling organization based in Washington, and Interfaith Youth Core.


Divisions on masking and vaccinations in the Latter-day Saint faith appear to be tracking along political lines, with conservative members being more hesitant, said Patrick Mason, associate professor of religion at Utah State University. Mason said the church’s divide is indicative of a larger pattern in the United States of political ideologies shaping people's religious commitments.


post baby, is there room for cat?

when dropping someone off at night, do you wait for them to get inside before driving off?


A woman's doorbell camera captured her date driving away before she got inside her house. She called it the "red flag number two" of the evening and pledged to ghost him.

The woman shared a video of the "red flag" to her TikTok account, @Jadealyzaee, on Saturday, and it's been viewed 6.7 million times and liked 1.2 million times since.

"Red flag number 2, I am ghosting," she can be heard saying in the video.

The video sparked discussion in the comments section about what could happen if someone leaves before their date gets into their home safely, as well as other red flags.

Some were just as floored that her date failed to wait for her to get inside, with some noting they do for anyone they're driving home late at night. "Some of y'all's parents didn't raise you properly," a commenter wrote. "You always wait for the person to get into the house regardless of who it is."

"I even wait for my homies to get inside," another said

Sidney Powell asked 'Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous?'

Election fraud conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell pressed by Australian reporter: 'Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous?'

Shortly after, Powell attempted to stop the interview, saying it was "wholly inappropriate" because of pending litigation.

After reluctantly returning to finish the interview, Powell continued to stick by her baseless claims that widespread election fraud was perpetrated in 2020.

"I am saying that thousands of Americans had some role in [2020 election fraud], knowingly or unknowingly. It was essentially a bloodless coup where they took over the presidency of the United States without a single shot being fired," Powell said.

After Powell added that the election fraud had been planned for at least three years, Ferguson asked her, "Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous?"

"No, I know myself very well. I've been in me a long time. I know my reputation. I know my level of integrity," Powell replied.

How North Carolina became a laboratory for the GOP's subversion of democracy



North Carolina has become a laboratory to subvert democracy. Republicans captured both houses of the state legislature in 2010, then engineered gerrymandered maps that ensured power for a decade.

Then they went to work: Voter ID bills that surgically suppressed the Black vote, a brazen power grab over the state judiciary and election administration boards, an assault on academic freedom in the state university system, a 2016 lame-duck session that neutered the authority of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. This version of political hardball provided the playbook for Republicans in other states across the country, including Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas and Arizona.

Many villains provided the funding and legal cover for this evisceration of public institutions and meaningful elections. But if you want to understand how North Carolina's democracy became so diseased, a former state representative named David Lewis is a pretty good place to start.

Lewis, a farmer from rural Hartnett County who chaired the legislative committee that was responsible for redistricting, became the folksy public face of the greedy GOP gerrymander and freely admitted its partisan design. Now, after pleading guilty to two federal charges related to a scheme to siphon campaign funds for personal use, Lewis is also the public face for the greed, public corruption and entitlement that's too easily bred when lawmakers benefit from districts they can't lose.

Lewis didn't draw the actual maps; that task fell largely to notorious GOP mastermind Tom Hofeller. His job was genial obfuscation. In a line that was quoted all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Lewis proclaimed that the purple state's map was was intentionally drawn to elect 10 Republicans and three Democrats — because he did not believe it was possible to stretch the advantage to 11-2.

Kid Rock cancels shows after "superspreader" Sturgis rally performance: "Half the band has f***covid

Kid Rock on Twitter has been forced to cancel two shows in Fort Worth, Texas, because “over half the band has f****** covid”, he has said.

The controversial US singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, was scheduled to perform at Billy Bob’s on 27 and 28 August.

As the United States reels from a resurgence in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, the entertainer addressed “s*** for brains bloggers and media trolls”, saying many of the band members who have tested positive were vaccinated against Covid-19.

This comes after Kid Rock played to a “packed house” at the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota on 8 August, which health officials are calling a “superspreader event”.

Following his performance at Sturgis, Kid Rock gloated that “there is nothing the mainstream media or internet and social media trolls can do but look at this pic and weep, knowing they will never beat us”.


Black TikToker records Verizon Wireless employee's unprompted rant about slavery

In a TikTok posted on August 25, a Verizon Wireless employee talked at @uhdezuh, a Black customer, over the phone about slavery and human trafficking unprompted.

"If she didn't have my account right in front of her, I would have just hung up," wrote @uhdezuh in the overlay text on the video.

"Slaves have been around since Egypt's days, Mayan and Incan days," the employee tells @uhdezuh. "The Aztecs used to enslave the Mayans." She also tells @uhdezuh that the movie Taken is "more true than people realize."

"Girls are kidnapped to be sex slaves," the employee continues.

In a follow up video, @uhdezuh said that their call lasted approximately ten minutes. At the beginning of their conversation, @uhdezuh told the employee she "liked her name," which launched the employee into a long explanation of where her name came from.

Because the employee's mother chose her name, the employee then told @uhdezuh of her mother's extensive collection of Disney movies. The mother was unable to acquire one Disney movie because "Disney stopped releasing it because it was racist."

@uhdezuh told the Daily Dot in a TikTok direct message that the movie she was referring to was Song of the South.


lol. news guy trying to look like he can barely stand in wind. guy does cartwheel behind him

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