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Politics and Current Events / Roy Moore is a pedophile
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_moore-art-1pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


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Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore -- now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat -- was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

"He said, 'Oh, you don't want her to go in there and hear all that. I'll stay out here with her,' " says Corfman's mother, Nancy Wells, 71. "I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl."

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Wendy Miller says she was 14 and working as a Santa's helper at the Gadsden Mall when Moore first approached her, and 16 when he asked her on dates, which her mother forbade. Debbie Wesson Gibson says she was 17 when Moore spoke to her high school civics class and asked her out on the first of several dates that did not progress beyond kissing. Gloria Thacker Deason says she was an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore began taking her on dates that included bottles of Mateus Rosé wine. The legal drinking age in Alabama was 19.

Of the four women, the youngest at the time was Corfman, who is the only one who says she had sexual contact with Moore that went beyond kissing. She says they did not have intercourse.

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Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore's Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don't know one another.

"I have prayed over this," Corfman says, explaining why she decided to tell her story now. "All I know is that I can't sit back and let this continue, let him continue without the mask being removed."

This account is based on interviews with more than 30 people who said they knew Moore between 1977 and 1982, when he served as an assistant district attorney for Etowah County in northern Alabama, where he grew up.
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https://www.revealnews.org/article/they-thought-they-were-going-to-rehab-they-ended-up-in-chicken-plants/

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The worst day of Brad McGahey's life was the day a judge decided to spare him from prison.

McGahey was 23 with dreams of making it big in rodeo, maybe starring in his own reality TV show. With a 1.5 GPA, he'd barely graduated from high school. He had two kids and mounting child support debt. Then he got busted for buying a stolen horse trailer, fell behind on court fines and blew off his probation officer.

Standing in a tiny wood-paneled courtroom in rural Oklahoma in 2010, he faced one year in state prison. The judge had another plan.

"You need to learn a work ethic," the judge told him. "I'm sending you to CAAIR."

not going to pull the whole thing apart, just read it and be horrified
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Politics and Current Events / #FyreFestival
Could just crosspost this all to the Guillotine thread, but lots of lol's to be had
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/arts/music/fyre-festival-ja-rule-bahamas.html?_r=1
tl;dr a bunch of rich failsons paid absurd amounts of money (starting at $4k, up to over $100k) to go to a music festival hosted by Ja Rule and Blink 182 (is this 2002??) and "instagram influencers.'

they did not get what they expected















I need to come up with a way to separate a lot of wealthy idiots from their money while also giving them the real-life refugee camp experience
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Politics and Current Events / Removing Kim
Because one war of regime change isn't enough!

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-mayor-touts-new-requirement-to-graduate-proof-of-a-plan-1491435382

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Chicago Public School students who want to graduate will have to show proof that they have a plan after high school--such as providing an offer letter for a job or acceptance into college or military service, under a plan expected to be approved next month.

The initiative, pitched by former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and carried by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is targeted at encouraging students to plan for life after high school. It likely goes farther than any other public-school initiative to encourage postsecondary preparation. Mr. Emanuel called it a "game-changer."

This is one of the dumber ideas I've ever heard, and that's saying a lot in the Age of Trump.
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Politics and Current Events / GA-6
There's a special election underway there to fill Tom Price's seat. Early voting results thus far are looking like a pretty strong Dem turnout. I'm not going to trust anything until the results are actually in ever again, but Nate Cohn's a good follow for incoming data.

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Polls closed about 30 minutes ago, and the first exit polls indicate that the incumbent party will hold 31 seats, and Geert Wilders' party will take 19 seats in a three-way tie for second. Until just this last week, it looked like Wilders' party might actually win the most individually seats, but support collapsed at the end.

Hopefully this is a sign that the right-wing populist wave that's swept the UK and the US will be contained.
http://www.dw.com/en/dutch-pm-ruttes-vvd-emerges-top-in-first-exit-poll/a-37937959
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Really looking forward to breaking this news to my wife tonight. Can this shitty year please just end already?