Thursday, May 1, 2014

U.S. military sexual assault reports jumped 50 percent last year

U.S. military sexual assault reports jumped 50 percent last year

 Reported sexual assaults in the U.S. military jumped 50 percent last year amid a high-profile crackdown on the problem, the Pentagon said on Thursday, a spike officials hailed as a sign victims are increasingly confident the crime will be prosecuted.

“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.” 
― Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

The GOP. More concerned with who pays for their insurance than who'd pay for the Iraq War. - LOLGOP

55 Universities Not Protecting Women From Rape

Federal investigators are checking whether 55 colleges and universities illegally handled sexual violence and harassment complaints, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday.

Someone who doesn't want to associate with black people owning an NBA franchise is like a vegan buying a steakhouse.- Jimmy Kimmel

Republican Shenanigans

Christian Historian: Women Should Not Vote

A so-called “historian” who Glenn Beck hired to teach at his online university insisted this week that women had originally been denied the right to vote “to keep the family together,” and for the good of “the entire culture and society.”

Rock The Voter News

In the middle of his second term, President Obama's approval rating once again has dropped. Obama's approval rating is so low that today Hillary Clinton said, "I'll take it from here." - David Letterman


After FOUR AMERICANS DIED in Benghazi, Obama should've resigned, just like Reagan did after 241 Americans died in Beruit.- Top Conservative Cate tweet


Business News

A New York man is being sued for a quarter of a million dollars after his ex-girlfriend claimed he harassed her with nearly a hundred emails. If 100 emails are worth a quarter of a million dollars, that means Crate & Barrel owes me $256 billion.- Seth Myers

Justice and Money

Reports that Credit Suisse (CS) and BNP Paribas  (BNPQY) may be hit with criminal charges stunned Wall Street Wednesday as it potentially marks a dramatic shift in how Federal prosecutors look at the financial services industry.

Since the 2008 crisis and up to and including JPMorgan's (JPM) settlement for enabling Bernie Madoff earlier this year, U.S. regulators have typically sought to settle cases of alleged misdeeds rather than pursue criminal charges. Typically, the big banks pay a fine without having to admit to any wrongdoing and no senior executives have suffered anything more than, perhaps, deferred bonuses.



Odd News

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