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July 13, 2024

Pro-Palestinian protesters arrested at UF are kicked out of school for up to 4 years

Pro-Palestinian protesters arrested at UF are kicked out of school for up to 4 years
The university’s new dean of students, Chris Summerlin, overruled recommendations for lighter punishments.

GAINESVILLE — In secretive hearings, the University of Florida set aside recommendations to lightly punish some of the college students arrested after pro-Palestinian protests on campus and kicked them all out of school for three to four years.

The decisions by the new dean of students, Chris Summerlin, overruled what were effectively sentencing recommendations by the juries, known as hearing bodies, who heard testimony and watched police video of the protests and arrests during the disciplinary cases.

The students were among nine people whom university police and Florida state troopers arrested April 29 during a demonstration on a plaza on the University of Florida campus. They were among the first college arrests in Florida, and all remain banned from university property.


The university suspended Roseanna Yashoda Bisram, 20, of Ocala for three years, the same duration as the hearing body recommended. Augustino Matthias Pulliam, 20, a freshman theater major from Jacksonville, also was suspended three years. Charly Keanu Pringle, 21, of Jacksonville said she had been suspended for three years in a separate disciplinary process at nearby Santa Fe College, but that was not true. Pringle hadn’t been a student there since spring last year, according to school records, and administrators said she had not been suspended.

The seven students said they have submitted appeals to overturn their punishments, which they said were pending.

The suspensions mean that each would need to reapply for admission to UF. The only worse punishment would have been to expel them, which would have prevented them ever from returning.


July 13, 2024

Israeli military retreats from northern Gaza, leaving dozens of Palestinians killed and razing neighborhoods to the grou

At least 50 Palestinians were found killed on Friday, local authorities said, after the Israeli military pulled back from several areas in central and northern Gaza, leaving entire neighborhoods razed and residents reeling from a spate of heavy attacks.

Emergency crews recovered 50 to 60 bodies in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood in the west of Gaza City, according to Gaza’s Civil Defense. Many more were trapped under the debris, spokesperson Mahmoud Basal told CNN. Further east in the city, Israeli bombardment destroyed vital infrastructure in the Shujaya neighborhood, said Asem Al-Nabih, a media officer at the Gaza Municipality.

Footage obtained by CNN showed rescue staff in Tal al-Hawa wading through blown out buildings, and clambering over slabs of fallen concrete piled on top of old mattresses. The limbs of dead Palestinians could be seen peeking out from under the rubble, as workers attempted to retrieve those buried by the devastation.

“There is unprecedented destruction of infrastructure and vital facilities in the Shujaya… and Tal al-Hawa areas,” Al-Nabih told CNN. “The municipality is trying to deliver water to displaced citizens with great difficulty.”


July 12, 2024

RFKjrs text to sex assault accuser: I have no memory of this incident but I apologize sincerely. Dems put on billboards

RFK Jr. Sends Sorry Text to Sex Assault Accuser
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a campaign event on Nov. 14 in Columbia, South Carolina. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)
A bombshell allegation in a recent Vanity Fair article that accuses Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of a 1998 sexual assault has been roundly dismissed by the independent presidential candidate, who declared on a podcast after the story released, "I am not a church boy. ... I am who I am." He also noted, "I have so many skeletons in my closet ... that if they could all vote, I could run for king of the world." Kennedy appears to have been a little sorrier behind the scenes, according to the Washington Post, which reports on a private apology that the 70-year-old contender sent to Eliza Cooney, who served as his family's part-time nanny in the late '90s.


"I have no memory of this incident but I apologize sincerely for anything I ever did that made you feel uncomfortable or anything I did or said that offended you or hurt your feelings," Kennedy said in a text to Cooney, sent just after midnight on July 4, two days after the Vanity Fair article went live, per the Post, which verified the text came from Kennedy's cell phone number. "I never intended you any harm. If I hurt you, it was inadvertent. I feel badly for doing so." The Post notes that he also tried to call her twice a day earlier, as well as sent her a text asking her to call him. Kennedy also asked if Cooney would be open to meeting "face to face." "I recognize that this might not be possible," Kennedy wrote. "I have no agenda for sending this text other than making the most sincere and ernest [sic] amends."

Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is going in hard on Kennedy's initial dismissiveness over the accusation, putting up billboards in West Hollywood featuring his "church boy" and "skeletons in the closet" comments, per Los Angeles Magazine.


July 12, 2024

Walters chooses Project 2025 co-author, other conservative activists to draft social studies curriculum for Oklahoma pub


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters announced he has chosen an assortment of right-wing political activists, including the main co-author of the controversial ‘Project 2025’ plan, to “overhaul” Oklahoma’s current social studies curriculum standards, which Walters himself helped create.

The announced “overhaul” has garnered Walters criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.


“The new approach to social studies standards will ensure the social studies standards are chronologically sound, reinforced, and reiterated through a student’s primary and secondary education, will empower schools to teach from primary sources, and will inspire in students a love of country and a proper understanding of the American founding. It will also eliminate DEI, indoctrination, and return teaching back to the basics in Oklahoma,” Walters’ news release said. “The revised standards will incorporate the introduction of the Bible as an instructional resource that Superintendent Walters announced last week as well as the ensuring that social studies reflect accuracy and not political slanted viewpoints. A renewed emphasis on biography and the study of inspiring leaders in history will be Oklahoma standards more in line with a classical learning model.

The news release went on to list biographies for people Walters chose to serve on an “a-list executive review committee” to oversee and approve the new standards.

One of them is Dennis Prager, the founder of PragerU.

PragerU is a media group that makes history-education videos from the point of a conservative worldview. Their video titles range from “was the civil war about slavery?” to “the inconvenient truth about the democratic party.”

Another man Walters tapped to oversee the new “not-politically slanted” social studies standards is Kevin Roberts.
Roberts is President of the conservative think-tank ‘the Heritage Foundation.’


July 12, 2024

Shelley Duvall, Robert Altman Protege and Tormented Wife in 'The Shining,' Dies at 75


Shelley Duvall, Robert Altman Protege and Tormented Wife in ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 75
The versatile actress, also memorable in 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller,' 'Nashville,' 'Popeye' and '3 Women,' produced TV series for kids as well.

Shelley Duvall, the saucer-eyed, rail-thin waif who starred in seven films directed by her mentor, Robert Altman, and avoided the ax wielded by an unhinged Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, died Thursday. She was 75.

Duvall died in her sleep of complications from diabetes at her home in Blanco, Texas, spokesperson Gary Springer told The Hollywood Reporter.

“My dear, sweet, wonderful life partner and friend left us. Too much suffering lately, now she’s free. Fly away, beautiful Shelley,” said Dan Gilroy, her life partner since 1989.
July 11, 2024

amazing video: Charlotte cop tries to steal $900 from detainee in handcuffs while other cops present and cameras rolling

One cop is counting out detainees big wad of cash in front of the detainee and other cops. one cop tries a fast one but the detainee hears the rubber band snap and calls him out on the theft in front of his sgt. by end of video, thieving cop has to turn in his gun.

July 11, 2024

Owner "under no circumstances was any employee to take the vehicle off the lot". Employees crash it on 90 mph joyride

One might hope that if you plunk down a LOT of money for a car, it wouldn't need to see the dealer with less than 1,000 miles on it. One might also hope that if you tell the dealership that "under no circumstances was any employee to take the vehicle off the lot," the employees of said dealership wouldn't take those instructions as "go on a high-speed joyride, lose control of the car, and total it." Yet here we are, reports Automotive News. The lowdown:

The car: The vehicle in question was a 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1E Hendrick Edition with 989 miles on the odometer and appraised at around $97,000.

The problem: The Camaro wouldn't start, so owner Kenny Habul brought it into H&L Chevrolet in Darien, Connecticut, in January with the above instructions.

The much, much bigger problem: Service adviser Mathew Sebastian and another employee decided to take the Camaro out for a 90mph fun run on I-95, lost control, hit a guardrail, and totaled the relatively rare muscle car.


The Chevy Camaro is no more. The bowtie brand recently killed off the iconic nameplate, never to return on a gas-powered pony car (though, who knows what sort of electrified future it may have). So you can imagine the anger and frustration of racing driver Kenny Habul, when he found out that a dealership service technician allegedly crashed and totaled his Camaro ZL1 1LE, reportedly worth $97,000.

According to Automotive News, Habul towed his ZL1 “Hendrick Edition” to H&L Chevrolet in Darien, Connecticut, since it wouldn’t start. He reportedly instructed the dealership that “under no circumstances” could they drive it off the lot. Now Habul is reportedly suing the dealership because not only did service technicians drive it off the lot, but they supposedly crashed it, too.

Service advisor Matthew Sebastian, along with a co-worker, were said to have taken the the Camaro ZL1 onto I-95 and struck a guardrail at 89 mph. The car only had 989 miles on it. The lawsuit alleges that the Camaro’s factory track data recorder showed Sebastian accelerating hard right before the crash while also not wearing his seatbelt. Sebastian was also ticketed for failing to stay in his lane. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem as if any other cars were involved in the crash, and no one was hurt.


July 11, 2024

Didn't Trump refer to his penis size during a debate? and no one blinked an eye

the double standard is maddening.

that is all.

July 11, 2024

Wife, Two Daughters of BBC Personality Killed in Assault

Wife, Two Daughters of BBC Personality Killed in Assault
Police arrest suspect in Hunt family killings, who was believed to have used a crossbow

A horrific attack involving a crossbow has taken the lives of the wife and two adult daughters of BBC sports commentator John Hunt in England, reports the New York Times. Coverage:

Victims: Police responded to a call in Bushey, north of London, and found three women seriously wounded Tuesday evening. All three died at the scene. The BBC has identified them as Carol Hunt, 61, and daughters Louise, 25, and Hannah, 28. Carol is the wife of BBC horse racing commentator John Hunt.

Suspect: On Wednesday, police arrested 26-year-old Kyle Clifford in a north London cemetery after a manhunt, reports the Guardian. He was being treated for unspecified injuries, but police say no shots were fired during his arrest.
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Motive: It's unclear, but police have called this a "targeted incident" and say that the victims appear to have known their assailant, reports USA Today. It was not immediately clear what relationship Clifford might have had with the Hunt family.
Weapon: Police say that the killer used a crossbow but that other weapons may have have been used as well.


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