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http://www.newsweek.com/trump-wants-you-tip-restaurant-owners-not-servers-740792

The National Restaurant Association wants the Trump administration to allow restaurant owners to take servers tips instead of the servers keeping them.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Watching Broadchurch season 3
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:42:57 PM »
Are Brits really this uptight about porn?

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General Chat / The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:47:06 PM »
http://wnep.com/2017/12/06/pennsylvania-lawmaker-im-heterosexual-keep-your-hands-to-yourself/

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DAUHPIN COUNTY, Pa. – A Pennsylvania lawmaker made it known that he was heterosexual and expressed displeasure after being touched on the arm by a colleague during a meeting.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), chairman of the State Government Committee, objected to being touched on the arm by Democrat Matt Bradford, according to WPMT.

As can be seen in the video above, Metcalfe interrupted Bradford to let his feelings be known about the arm touch.

Metcalfe said:

“I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife. I love my wife. I  don’t like men as you might so stop touching me all the time. Keep your hands to yourself. If you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it. I don’t.”

Visibly taken aback by the comments, Bradford responded by saying “we are officially off the rails” and tried to explain to Metcalfe that the touch was to “beg for your permission for 30 seconds.”

Metcalfe responded by saying ,”Then beg. Don’t touch.”

At that point, Bradford, who had been trying to make a point about a land-use bill, motioned to postpone until the next meeting.

Ryan Briggs, a political reporter for City and State PA, tweeted that Metcalfe had also “once invited a white nationalist to testify in favor of a bill to make English PA’s “official language.”

Some Pennsylvania Democrats have called for Metcalfe’s resignation, with the party releasing this statement on the incident:

State Representative Daryl Metcalfe has always been a problem in Harrisburg. He has invited white supremacists to the capitol testify on behalf of his positions, defended white nationalists, and refused to condemn racist violence. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has previously called upon Metcalfe to resign over his repeated racism.

In addition to being racist, Metcalfe is homophobic. He has silenced gay lawmakers, held up non-discrimination laws and, just today, went on a random homophobic tirade directed at one of his colleagues.

Bradford, who has a wife and four children has reportedly said that Metcalfe was “out of control” with his comments.

Watch the clip. As a person who generally doesn't like being touched during casual conversations, that maybe the most bizarre and over the topic homophobic reaction to a mild arm touch I've ever seen.


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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Tarantino might be doing a Star Trek
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:46:20 PM »
http://deadline.com/2017/12/quentin-tarantino-star-trek-movie-jj-abrams-1202220032/

At the very least it will be interesting see this all play out.

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General Chat / I'm not a war criminal. Fuck off. I'm out.
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:46:02 PM »
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A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in The Hague.
Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, with the UN court announcing that the courtroom was now "a crime scene".
On hearing that his 20-year jail term had been upheld, the ex-commander of Bosnian Croat forces said he was not a criminal and then drank from a bottle.
In 2013, he was sentenced for crimes in the city of Mostar during the Bosnian war from 1992-95.
Praljak was one of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders up before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
They were attending the final appeals judgment to be handed down by the court.
Though allies against the Bosnian Serbs in the war, Bosnian Croats and Muslims also fought each other for a period of 11 months, with Mostar seeing some of the fiercest fighting

'Don't take away the glass'
After hearing the verdict, General Praljak stood and raised his hand to his mouth, tipped his head back and appeared to swallow a glass of liquid.
"I have taken poison," he said.
Presiding judge Carmel Agius immediately suspended the proceedings and an ambulance was called.
"Okay," the judge said. "We suspend the... We suspend... Please, the curtains. Don't take away the glass that he used when he drank something."

An ambulance could later be seen arriving outside the tribunal while a helicopter hovered above the scene.
Several emergency rescue workers also rushed into the building carrying equipment in backpacks.
In a statement, the ICTY said Praljak "was immediately assisted by the ICTY medical staff".
It said Praljak "was transported to a nearby hospital to receive further medical assistance where he passed".
An independent investigation is now under way.

Meanwhile, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said he regretted the death of Slobodan Praljak.
"His act, which we all unfortunately witnessed today, speaks most of a deep moral injustice towards six indicted Croats from Bosnia and the Croatian people.
"The government expresses its condolences to all victims of all crimes committed in the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We voice dissatisfaction and regret about the verdict," Mr Plenkovic said.

Natacha Gaveau Ivanovic, Praljak's lawyer, told the BBC that she did not believe the tribunal treated her client fairly.
"I have no idea what happened and how it happened but for me what is very important, more important is why he did it," she said.
The lawyer said she thought her client drank poison because he believed that he was an "innocent man". She said that he had the right to "consider that" because the tribunal "didn't limit itself to judge just personal responsibility, they took on them to judge [the] politics of people, of a state, the history".
She added: "It's very hard from the people who are from this country to accept that, and actually they cannot accept it."

Crimes against Muslims
Praljak, the former commander of the main staff of the Bosnian Croat defence forces (HVO), was jailed for crimes against humanity.
Informed that soldiers were rounding up Muslims in Prozor in the summer of 1993, he had failed to make any serious efforts to stop the action, the UN war crimes tribunal found.
Praljak had also failed to act on information that murders were being planned, as well as attacks on members of international organisations and the destruction of the city's historic Old Bridge and mosques.

Those appearing with him included Jadranko Prlic, the former prime minister of the Bosnian Croats' breakaway statelet.
Set up by mandate of the UN Security Council in 1993, the ICTY is due to close when its mandate expires at the end of the year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42163613

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Current TV Shows / Runaways
« on: November 21, 2017, 06:36:45 PM »
First three episodes are up on Hulu. Half way through the first episode and its pretty good. Still wished they kept Molly as a child. Also wish they didn't kill her parents but I guess thats there way of tiptoeing around the whole mutant thing.

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Current TV Shows / Future Man on Hulu
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
Just watched the first episode and started the second. Its pretty funny.

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