Manchester United have risked further accusations of acting in a heavy-handed manner towards their fans after it emerged that one supporter’s Twitter account was suspended because it featured the official club crest.
Even though the function of the @ManUtd_Players account is to list everyone who has represented United and Newton Heath, and only has 138 followers, it is understood that club’s brand protection department weighed in to insist that the logo was taken down because it breached copyright laws.
The supporter, Jack Holt, had his account suspended on Monday after Twitter wrote to him saying it had ‘received multiple, compliant DMCA takedown notices for content posted to your account’.
At first, Project ROSE may seem similar to the many diversion programs in the United States, in which judges sentence offenders to education, rehab, or community service rather than giving them a criminal record. What makes ROSE different is that it doesn’t work with the convicted. Rather, its raids funnel hundreds of people into the criminal justice system. Denied access to lawyers, many of these people are coerced into ROSE’s program without being convicted of any crime. Project ROSE may not seem constitutional, but to Roe-Sepowitz, “rescue” is more important than rights.
In November 2013, Roe-Sepowitz told Al Jazeera: “Once you’ve prostituted you can never not have prostituted… Having that many body parts in your body parts, having that many body fluids near you and doing things that are freaky and weird really messes up your ideas of what a relationship looks like, and intimacy.”
“As a social worker, you’re supposed to see your clients as human beings,” Monica told me. “But her way of thinking is that once you’re a sex worker, you can never not be a sex worker.”
on a side note, russia today apparently stole the article : rt.com
which is quite on offence considering how well researched the original is.
Way To Go Russia Today, again!
The first thing you’ll see tomorrow night when you tune in to Cosmos won’t be Carl Sagan, or even Neil deGrasse Tyson. It’ll be President Obama, kicking off the series premiere with a statement that “invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.” Maybe he took Bill Nye’s plea to fund planetary exploration to heart.
This came days after the government suspended talks with the group following execution style killings of 23 captive soldiers.
The air strikes were carried out after protracted consultations between the military leadership after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “The decision over the attacks on militant hideouts in North Waziristan was made after three consecutive days of meetings between the government and military leadership,” an official in the PM office said. “It was the only option to teach the Taliban a lesson.”
The Wake Up and Smell the Bacon device plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, and when it’s activated, the device emits a small puff of the scent of bacon, with the accompanying sizzle sound.
Bacon lovers — and who isn’t? — can start applying Thursday to get the device for free; it won’t be sold in stores and quantities are limited.
“With nearly two million mentions of #bacon on Instagram, it seems people never get tired of bacon,” said Tom Bick of Oscar Mayer in a news release announcing the device. “Oscar Mayer is thrilled to bring the first-ever, bacon-scented mobile device to market, giving bacon aficionados a new reason to welcome their morning alarm clocks.”
Bacon fans can apply to win one of the devices each day from now through April 4, by going here.
Fox News’ The Five took on the issue Friday, with Eric Bolling slamming “Muslims who seem to have intolerance for everything except their way of thinking.” Bob Beckel referenced his own issues with the Islamic faith when he said, “Have I gotten myself my fatwa yet? Fatwa this!”
Greg Gutfeld mockingly suggested Muslims release a book telling everyone exactly what is offensive to the Islamic faith, since it feels like everything is, while Andrea Tantaros called Islam “the most intolerant religion in the world.”
The Conference Board of Canada has issued a report titled Reforming Dairy Supply Management: The Case for Growth, which pretty much condemns Canada’s system of supply management of dairy products. Authors, Michael Grant, Richard Barichello, Mark Liew, and Vijay Gill, say their report “makes the case for growth and suggests an equitable way to wind down supply management of dairy products. …”
Sandra Fluke, infamous victim of Rush’s self destructive “slut shaming”, is considering running for the House in California.
Of course, the mainstream right’s base reacted exactly how you would expect them too - they lost their goddamned minds and spouted hate filled, bigoted memes, most of which have no basis in reality and are disgustingly offensive to everyone not themselves. Of course:
(EDIT: I’ve tried to pick out some of the least offensive and insane quotes from the article, which already picked out some of the least insane and over the top, misogynistic comments from the cesspool that are the mainstream right’s comments pages. However, I’ll use a phrase I absolutely hate and give a Trigger Warning for the below and linked articles.)
amerisad: Another sl u tty politician is just what California needs.
imspartacus: They have Abortion Barbie in Texas, now Condom Barbie in Kaliforinia. The dumocrap party is doing so well. LMAO
Tommie: When will she have time? She will be exhausted. The Navy’s 7th fleet can keep her occupied.
SKinGN: She will be running as the standard bearer for the Slut Party
joeblow: It’s a fluke anybody cares about this dopey broad. Also, why do lesbos need birth control?
SandyH20: This slut and Abortion Barbie in Texas think women are nothing more than vagina’s that others are responsible for caring for!
The GOP’s base wants a war on women, so much that some of them are actively talking about repealing the 19th Amendment. They are trapped in this spiral of stupidity, ignorance, and hate, conditioned to respond to anything with rage and disgust, no matter how trivial… and how made up the trigger.
And worse, the saner heads can’t steer the ship — Fox News, NewsMax, and a host of other professional grifters make so much money off this manufactured outrage that they simply cannot abide anything but the most extreme personalities in the party. We’re literally 2 or 3 election cycles from seeing the GOP become a minor, regional party in America at this point — if Texas flips blue or even heavy purple, it’s game over.
In other words… how’s that rebranding working out for you, GOP?
Armed with cooking pots in a potent symbol of Venezuela’s chronic food shortage, thousands took to the streets Saturday in the latest public rally against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
The protest, which fell on International Women’s Day, consisted mostly of female demonstrators who noisily clanged their cookware to show their discontent over scarcity of basic goods and insecurity they say has become a part of daily life.
“There is nothing, nothing, nothing,” read a placard carried by one protester fed up with stores that habitually run out of provisions — despite this nation’s vast oil wealth.
By midday, more than 2,000 demonstrators had assembled in the capital Caracas, with many more expected.