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Michele Filgate‏ Verified account @readandbreathe

I’m at an amazing bookstore in Kingston, NY called Rough Draft. Check out this display.

9:23 PM - 12 Jan 2018

Porn Star: Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels Invited Me to Their Hotel Room

‘I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities,’ Stormy Daniels told fellow porn star Alana Evans. [ ]

Source: Daily Beast

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen, the longtime lawyer for President Donald J. Trump, arranged a $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels one month prior to the 2016 presidential election.

According to the Journal, the payment was made “as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump.” Daniels (given name: Stephanie Clifford) had reportedly been in talks with both ABC’s Good Morning America and the parent company of the National Enquirer about going public with the allegations, with the latter dangling a $150,000 offer to the ex-adult film actress.

The Daily Beast had also been in protracted talks with Daniels about arranging an interview after three sources—including fellow porn star Alana Evans—told The Daily Beast that Daniels and Trump were involved. She ultimately backed out on Nov. 3, just five days before the 2016 election.

Cohen on Friday did not address the alleged payout to Daniels but provided the following statement to The Daily Beast: “These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011. President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.” The attorney also provided a letter dated Jan. 10, 2018, allegedly signed by Daniels, that denied any “sexual and/or romantic affair” with Trump or the receipt of any “hush money” from Trump.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/porn-star-donald-trump-and-stormy-daniels-invited-me-to-their-hotel-room/?via=twitter_page&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

Madame Tussauds trolls Trump

CNN‏ Verified account @CNN

After Trump cited disapproval with London's new US embassy as the reason for canceling his visit to the city, Madame Tussauds placed a waxwork of the President outside the building http://cnn.it/2r1nhZi

7:07 AM - 12 Jan 2018

Kittehs vs. pupper: which video is cuter?

Kittehs nomming a strawberry:

Or, pupper practicing her barking skills (with a little bit of a bonk):

A search of the White House website for "collusion" yields no results even though the word...

Arden Farh i‏Verified account @ArdenFarhi

A search of the White House website for "collusion" yields no results even though the word has appeared in transcripts for months. So in at least one sense, there is no collusion.

4:49 PM - 10 Jan 2018


Just heard this on Morning Joe.

Google Memo Author James Damore Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males

Source: BuzzFeed News

The author of a controversial memo that sparked debates about gender and diversity at Google sued his former employer on Monday, alleging that the company discriminates against politically conservative white men.

James Damore, who was fired in August for internally circulating a manifesto that argued Google’s gender pay gap was the result of genetic inferiority, said in a lawsuit filed in Santa Clara Superior Court that the search giant “singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated” employees that deviated from the company’s view on diversity. Damore and a second plaintiff, David Gudeman, another former Google engineer, are seeking class-action status for anyone that identifies as conservative, Caucasian, or male.

The men are being represented by Harmeet K. Dhillon, the Republican National Committee’s committeewoman for California.

“Google’s management goes to extreme — and illegal — lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees at Google,” the suit reads.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanmac/google-memo-author-james-damore-sues-company-for?utm_term=.lp2lV0qg6#.bvjZ32rAM

Yiannopoulos Dumped By Own Lawyers In Suit Against Simon & Schuster

Source: TPM

Milo Yiannopoulos’ lawyers will no longer represent the far-right provocateur in his $10 million breach-of-contract suit against publishing giant Simon & Schuster.

In a Monday filing in New York State Supreme Court, Stephen Meister and Jeffrey Weingart of Manhattan firm Meister Seelig & Fein formally announced that they were withdrawing as counsel for Yiannopoulos.

In a previous filing, Weingart attributed the split to a “breakdown” in the attorney-client relationship, citing Yiannopoulos’ insistence on “pursuing actions” with which his attorneys had a “fundamental disagreement.” Weingart also cited “irreconcilable differences” between attorney and client which he said he could not expand on because of confidentiality concerns.

Last February, after videos emerged in which Yiannopoulos appeared during an interview to condone pedophilia, Simon & Schuster canceled Yiannopoulos’ $225,000 contract for his autobiography “Dangerous.” Yiannopoulos sued the publisher in July, claiming breach of contract.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/milo-yiannopoulos-dumped-own-attorneys-simon-schuster-case?utm_content=bufferb4f85&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

U.S. judge in Nevada dismisses charges against rancher Cliven Bundy and his 2 sons

Source: Chicago Tribune

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday in Las Vegas that federal prosecutors acted with willful disregard for constitutional due process rights of 71-year-old Cliven Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and Montana militia leader Ryan Payne.

The judge last month declared a mistrial after a month of proceedings for the same reasons.

Navarro severely criticized prosecutors for failing to properly turn over evidence to their lawyers.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-cliven-bund-charges-20180108-story.html

A shout out to Malaise!

I, for one, appreciate your presence here, and your concern and care for our fellow DUers. Thank you.

(P.S. I have never seen a tribute/concern thread locked before. Sad. )

Each day is a gift: Woman's heartbreaking letter goes viral after her deather at age 27

The note was shared by her family on Facebook

Source: The Independent

A moving letter written by a dying woman has gone viral after she sadly passed away last week.

On January 4, Holly Butcher, 27, from Grafton, in New South Wales, Australia, lost her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma – a rare form of cancer in and around the bones that affects mostly young people.

But, before she died, the woman penned a letter to the world which she asked her family to post on her Facebook account.

“It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young,” she wrote.

More: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/holly-butcher-death-27-ewing-s-sarcoma-cancer-viral-letter-facebook-a8146271.html

A bit of life advice from Hol:

It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young. It’s just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens. I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts.

That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.

I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life. I am happy.. I owe that to my loved ones. But the control is out of my hands.

I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared - I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability.. Except when I want to talk about it and it is treated like a ‘taboo’ topic that will never happen to any of us.. That’s been a bit tough. I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.

More: https://www.facebook.com/hollybutcher90/posts/10213711745460694

Thank you, Holly.
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