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Kavanaugh's Yearbook Page Is 'Horrible, Hurtful' to a Woman It Named

By Kate Kelly and David Enrich
Sept. 24, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh’s page in his high school yearbook offers a glimpse of the teenage years of the man who is now President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: lots of football, plenty of drinking, parties at the beach. Among the reminiscences about sports and booze is a mysterious entry: “Renate Alumnius.”

The word “Renate” appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook, on individuals’ pages and in a group photo of nine football players, including Judge Kavanaugh, who were described as the “Renate Alumni.” It is a reference to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls’ school.

Two of Judge Kavanaugh’s classmates say the mentions of Renate were part of the football players’ unsubstantiated boasting about their conquests.

“They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate,” said Sean Hagan, a Georgetown Prep student at the time, referring to Judge Kavanaugh and his teammates. “I can’t express how disgusted I am with them, then and now.”


Ted Cruz run out of DC restaurant by protesters shouting 'We believe survivors!'

After three women alleged they were sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, protesters took over the halls of Congress demanding Senators listen to survivors.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife were shouted out of a Washington restaurant Monday evening by protesters shouting down his relationship with Kavanaugh.

“We believe survivors!” the protesters shouted.

Another asked if he’ll be confirming his “best friend Brett Kavanaugh.”

The junior senator from Texas only said to the protesters, “God bless you” and asked them to allow his wife to exit.


Kavanaugh demands Supreme Court seat after more assault allegations

By Oliver Willis - September 24, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations of sexual assault, but he's demanding confirmation to the Supreme Court anyway.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has now been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, but he’s not apologizing or withdrawing. instead, he’s demanding senators vote to confirm him immediately.

In a letter to Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kavanaugh complains about the allegations of assault from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and lewd exposure from Deborah Ramirez, dismissing them as nothing more than a “frenzy to come up with something” to prevent a vote on his nomination.

Kavanaugh even goes so far to say that accusations against him “debase our public discourse.”

Kavanaugh does not merely defend himself in his letter; he claims the allegations against him are a “threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country.”

And if he is not confirmed because senators believe his accusers, rather than his denials, there will be serious consequences.


I understand from listening to Stephanie Miller today that there is a National March

on November 3, 2018..........................does anyone have the site information ............................thank you

The North American Indian by Edward S Curtis - in pictures

A stunning record of vanishing Native American tribes, one of the earliest complete versions of Curtis’s early 20th-century work, will be offered for auction in its original binding by Swann Auction Galleries in New York on 18 October, with an estimate of $1m-$1.5m

Paul Bellsham

Thu 20 Sep 2018 02.30 EDT


Private firefighters and five-star hotels: how the rich sit out wildfires

Record-breaking US wildfires are fueling a cottage industry of boutique services – and many are happy to pay the price

With record-breaking wildfires carving up the American west this summer, firefighters have become the rarest of civil servants: the kind almost universally lauded as heroes. Reinforcements dropped into California’s firefight from as far away as Australia and American Samoa to bolster strained state and federal crews, reaching a high point of 14,000 firefighters on the ground.

Yet other crews have pulled into the fires’ path with a less grandiose purpose: to save only select addresses. These are the private firefighters of the rich or otherwise well-insured: private crews hired by insurance companies to minimize damages and keep policyholders’ homes from going up in smoke.

“This year to date has been busier than any prior years to date,” David Torgerson, the president of the firefighting company Wildfire Defense Systems in Bozeman, Montana, told the Guardian in an email, “and we are expecting to respond to [more] wildfires this year than any prior year.”

This year’s wildfire season has produced the largest burn in California’s history and, in the northern part of the state, an awe-inspiring “firenado”. As scientists say that “megafires” are the new normal, climate change capitalism is finding an increasing number of customers. This echoes a global trend: cottage industries have sprung up to serve those who can afford to be a bit more protected and comfortable while the weather grows more cataclysmic. The uber-wealthy have bought estates in New Zealand (to the point that the country is in the midst of passing legislation to stymie foreign buyers) and luxe underground bunkers in Kansas and elsewhere to escape civic or natural collapse.

In western states, the wildfire-evacuated masses have huddled in Best Westerns or on gymnasium floors and are often locked in insurance-claim limbo, while the affluent check into five-star luxury hotels – usually reimbursable by their insurance – confident that their homes are being looked after.


Wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour 'discovered' off US coast

Marine archaeologists believe they have found the wreckage of the famous ship off Newport, Rhode Island

The possible discovery of HMS Endeavour off the east coast of the US has been hailed as a “hugely significant moment” in Australian history, but researchers have warned they are yet to “definitively” confirm whether the wreck has been located.

On Wednesday Fairfax Media reported archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, or Rimap, had pinpointed the final resting place of the famous vessel in which Captain James Cook reached Australia in 1770.

The ship was later used by the British royal navy in the American war of independence and was eventually scuttled with a dozen other vessels off Newport, Rhode Island in 1778.

Kathy Abbass, the director of the project, reportedly told Fairfax that “we can say we think we know which one it is


Shreveport mayoral candidate denies he endorsed Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Nick Wooten, Shreveport Times

Published 5:14 p.m. CT Sept. 17, 2018

Shreveport mayoral candidate Adrian Perkins said Monday that his name was used without his consent in a letter praising embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Perkins was one of eight current or former members of the Harvard Law School's chapter of the Black Law Students Association who supposedly signed a letter commending Kavanaugh's work with students at Harvard Law School.

The letter was read aloud by Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Sept. 5.

According to the letter, Kavanaugh attended a panel March 27 along with another federal appellate judge to provide information to members of Black Law Students Association about clerkships.



Perkins, 32, denied in an interview that he gave permission for his name to be used in the document.

The candidate graduated earlier this year from Harvard Law School. A Democrat, he is one of eight candidates who will vie in the Nov. 6 election to become Shreveport's mayor.

Perkins said he was contacted by Harvard Law student Merve Ciplak via email Sept. 6, one day after the hearing at which the letter was read. Ciplak told Perkins that the Harvard Law Record was looking into the Kavanaugh document and that there was a "question of the support of some of the signers."

Perkins told Ciplak that he did not authorize the use of his name on the document. Attempts to reach Ciplak were unsuccessful.

Hey Mike Crapo, did you by some strange chance call "all" of the individuals in this "letter" to verify that this is accurate and did you by some strange chance call this Merve Ciplak, and did you by chance have the FBI vet this to make sure that this true before you commented on this, are you that incompetent.....................me thinks so?

And your a sitting senator.....................you know like vetting...........................because, if this Federalist Society asshole is just willy nilly putting and throwing names out on some piece of paper and they were not there or endorsed your lying Federalist Society asshole......................this is also a big problem........................

Senate panel formally postpones Kavanaugh vote

Source: The Hill

BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 09/18/18 04:29 PM EDT

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday formally postponed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, canceling a meeting set for later this week where a vote was initially expected to happen.

Staffers for Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent out a notice that the Thursday business meeting had been canceled. The Senate is expected to leave town for the week on Tuesday.

The delay for a vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination was widely expected following allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, a professor who alleges that Kavanaugh held her down and tried to remove her clothes at a party in the early 1980s when both were in high school.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Grassley announced this week that Kavanaugh would testify before the Judiciary Committee for a second time next Monday, days after the initial committee vote was scheduled.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407294-senate-panel-formally-postpones-kavanaugh-vote

Dear Christine Blasey Ford.........................I have your back, even though you don't me

no matter what you do I believe you for your bravery........................and I want to give you a .........................

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