UFC Heavyweight fighter saves victims from hurricane Harvey
Comedian Kathy Griffin says she’s “no longer sorry” for the President Trump beheading stunt that jeopardized her career.
Ms. Griffin, who was investigated by the Secret Service and fired from her New Year’s Eve hosting gig at CNN after being photographed in May holding a Donald Trump mask covered in fake blood, said in a heated interview on Australia’s “Sunrise” TV program that she thinks the backlash was completely overblown.
“I am no longer sorry, the whole outrage was B.S., the whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody,” she said. “Like, I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me. I had friends, Debra Messing from ‘Will and Grace,’ tweeting against me.
“I have been through the mill,” she added.
Ms. Griffin lashed out at co-anchor Samantha Armytage, who suggested that the infamous photo may have been “over the line.”
“No, you’re full of crap, stop this,” Ms. Griffin responded. “You know this! Stop acting like my little picture is more important than talking about the actual atrocities that the president of the United States is committing.”
Hurricane Harvey na the biggest storm wey don land for United States for 13 years and im don bring plenty heavy wind with am.
Experts for weather mata worry say the kain flooding wey go happen go dey very serious, even as dem don reduce im grade from category four to one.
The fear be say some people fit don trap inside buildings wey collapse for some areas.
US President, Donald Trump, wey don already release money to help with emergency, say the people wey dey do rescue dey do well. Him enter Twitter, wia him like to dey share him mind, to say him dey chook eye for wetin dey happen for Texas.
Houston, wey dey Texas, na one of the cities wey big pass for US and na country wey get plenty people from West or Central African countries like Nigeria.
Trump people say e possible say the president dey plan to go Texas next week.
Oda tins wey you suppose know for dis Hurricane Harvey mata
Texas na state wey dey produce crude oil and 45% of US oil refining dey happen dia but dis Hurricane Harvey don affect work no be small.
Oil people dey worry say because of dis, shortage fit dey for fuel, wey go come make tins cost.
Coldplay, wey be rock music band from United Kingdom don cancel show wey dem plan for Houston
Three cruise ships wey carry around 20,000 passengers no fit land for city of Galveston, Texas
Di US weather service say Irma go land with heavy wind for Florida this weekend.
''Hurricane Irma na threat wey go cause serious destruction to US either for Florida or for some of di south-eastern states." Mr Long talk.
France Interior Minister Gérard Collomb say nine people don die and seven dey miss for French territory St Martin, one island where France dey share with Netherlands, and St Barthélemy.
Another person die for Dutch territory Sint Maarten.
French, British and Dutch military authorities dey help out with warships, planes with food and water plus troops to their own territory wey dey affected.
Meanwhile BBC Laura Bicker wey dey Barbuda, one of di island wey Irma hit, report say di destruction for there worse pass wetin people fear.
Red Cross say Irma don affect like 1.2 million people so far, and dis number fit rise well-well reach 26 million.
Well at least "she" is happy!
...and if you signed up to Equifax's website where they list the affected consumers, they added a hidden clause in their TOS causing you to waive your right to seek compensation for losses due to their incompetence.
>Consumers attempting to find out if they are among the 143 million people whose personal information has been compromised in the Equifax hack must first sign away some of their legal rights.
>Equifax has come under fire for attempting to bind consumers to mandatory arbitration when signing up for the monitoring service — called TrustedID Premier — thereby forcing them to give up their right to join a class-action case.
>Equifax, a company that provides credit scores, announced Thursday that its users' personal information — names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, credit-card numbers — was compromised in a data breach that occurred between May and July.
>Equifax has since added a clause to its terms of service allowing people to opt out of being bound by the arbitration provision, although consumers must notify Equifax by mail within 30 days of enrolling in the monitoring service.
>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who on Friday launched an investigation into the Equifax breach, called the arbitration clause's language "unacceptable and unenforceable."
>"My staff has already contacted @Equifax to demand that they remove it," Schneiderman wrote on Twitter.
>"It's shameful that Equifax would take advantage of victims by forcing people to sign over their rights in order to get credit monitoring services they wouldn't even need if Equifax hadn't put them at risk in the first place," Brown said in a statement.
>At least one class-action suit has been filed against Equifax following the data breach.
>While it's still unclear whether the arbitration clause applies only to the credit-monitoring service, or whether it could also prevent consumers from suing over the Equifax data breach as a whole, legal experts say the clause is "troublesome" in its broadness.
>"If you just look at the terms of the arbitration agreement, there's an argument that it would cover the underlying data breach," Leah Nicholls, a staff attorney at the nonprofit law firm Public Justice, told Business Insider. "If Equifax is serious about this arbitration agreement not applying to its underlying data breach, it should rewrite its arbitration agreement or get rid of it."
>Nicholls added that the clause's opt-out provision was likely "just a way for them to try to make themselves look a little better," and will probably do little to protect the legal rights of consumers who are unfamiliar with arbitration clauses, or unaware that the terms-of-service agreement contains one.
>"Certainly I encourage everyone to opt out," she said. "But we're definitely not going to be able to reach everyone with that message."
>Arbitration clauses have been a hot-button issue in recent months, after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moved to ban them entirely over the summer, a rule that won't take effect until later in September and won't affect contracts made before March 19, 2018, according to The Washington Post.
>Yet House Republicans have already voted to repeal the ban, prompting renewed criticism on Friday.
But don't worry, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin surely understands and supports the need for a consumer protections :^)
>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created to pursue an important mission, but its unaccountable structure and unduly broad regulatory powers have led to regulatory abuses and excesses. The CFPB’s approach to enforcement and rulemaking has hindered consumer choice and access to credit, limited innovation, and imposed undue compliance burdens, particularly on small institutions.
Whoops, guess not. Better get used to accidentally signing the rights to all your assets away and having a far right supreme court upholding the terms of the contract. Who would have guessed that winning so much would feel like being raped by bankers in every orifice simultaneously and forever?
>(MADRID) — Spain's constitutional court on Thursday suspended the call for a referendum on Catalonia's independence after agreeing to review an appeal by central authorities in Madrid.
>The move was widely expected after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the government was challenging both a controversial law meant to legitimize the independence vote and a decree signed Wednesday by the regional Catalan government summoning voters for the Oct. 1 ballot.
>The reaction to the court's decision by leaders in Catalonia, a prosperous region in northeastern Spain, also didn't come as a surprise. Carles Puigdemont, the regional president and one of the main promoters of the referendum, said that neither central Spanish authorities nor the courts could halt their plans.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Saying that the Obama administration’s approach to policing campus sexual assault had “failed too many students,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Thursday that her administration would rewrite the rules in an effort to protect both the victims of sexual assault and the accused.
Ms. DeVos did not say what changes she had in mind. But in a strongly worded speech, she made clear she believed that in an effort to protect victims, the previous administration had gone too far and forced colleges to adopt procedures that sometimes deprived accused students of their rights.
“Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach,” she said in an address at George Mason University in suburban Arlington, Va. “With the heavy hand of Washington tipping the balance of her scale, the sad reality is that Lady Justice is not blind on campuses today.”
Advocates for assault victims reacted strongly and swiftly, as did Arne Duncan, who was education secretary during most of the Obama administration.
“This administration wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept sexual assault under the rug,” Mr. Duncan said in a statement. “Instead of building on important work to pursue justice, they are once again choosing politics over students, and students will pay the price.”
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Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX FEB. 18, 2017
Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear JULY 12, 2017
Colleges Spending Millions to Deal With Sexual Misconduct Complaints MARCH 29, 2016
But Ms. DeVos’s remarks, delivered to a student chapter of the Federalist Society, an organization of conservative and libertarian lawyers, echoed complaints by conservatives and lawyers for accused students that colleges were punishing students unfairly.
I'm not going to deny that there are sexual assault and rape problems at colleges, but I'm glad that some of this stuff has rolled back. Someone paying thousands to go to school just to be thrown out by the school's "investigator" before being proven guilty does not seem right. Also I feel like what defines sexual assault gets looser all the time. Just the girl being drunk isn't consent? Like how does frat party sex even work anymore?
>“This administration wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept sexual assault under the rug,” Mr. Duncan said in a statement. “Instead of building on important work to pursue justice, they are once again choosing politics over students, and students will pay the price.”
You mean like the myriad of male students that had their lives ruined by false accusations and condemnation without proper trial? This whole system is complete and utter bullshit from top to bottom. What kind of insanity is it that mere accusations from members of one group towards members of another group suffice to completely ruin lifes without any kind of proper investigation, trial or repercussions for false accusations? Equality before the law my ass.