Hundreds of thousands attended the WorldPride 2017 parade in Madrid, a city which has become a global reference in LGBT openness
Madrid (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of revellers young and old danced, cheered and partied on the rainbow streets of Madrid Saturday in the world’s biggest march for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.
Carried along by the slogan “Viva la vida!” (Live life!), drag queens, policemen, activists and politicians made their way through the centre in celebration of sexual diversity and in defence of LGBT people the world over, under the watchful eye of security forces.
Young people mixed with parents and their kids to cheer on as the noise of hovering helicopters blended in with the drums of the march, with onlookers wearing outfits as varied as regular shorts and t-shirts, tight swimwear and sailor uniforms.
Diana Vanegas, a 30-year-old Colombian who lives in California, was on holiday in Spain with her husband and her toddler daughter, who sat in a push chair waving a mini rainbow-coloured flag.
“She doesn’t know what the flag represents… but she has to respect people for what they are and not judge them because of their sexuality,” Vanegas said.
Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed in federal court Tuesday that were obtained by The Daily Caller.
The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. (RELATED: NYT Uses GOP Shooting To Falsely Attack Sarah Palin With Debunked Conspiracy Theory)
“Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her that it knew to be false: that Mrs. Palin was responsible for inciting a mass shooting at a political event in January 2011,” Palin’s suit states.
“Specifically, on June 14, 2017, The Times Editorial Board, which represents the ‘voice’ of The Times, falsely stated as a matter of fact to millions of people that Mrs. Palin incited Jared Loughner’s January 8, 2011, shooting rampage at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, during which he shot nineteen people, severely wounding United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and killing six, including Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll and a nine-year-old girl.”
…CNN boss Jeff Zucker said that Kelly’s interview will only work if she is “holding up a picture of the dead kids at Sandy Hook and saying, ‘How dare you?’”
But as the New York Times observed, “NBC has not released a transcript of Ms. Kelly’s interview, leading some to speculate that her interrogation of Mr. Jones over his more contentious views — for instance, that Sandy Hook was a hoax and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were carried out by the United States government — was less than ferocious.”…
Liberal Fox commentator brings down Bill’s show the Factor.
Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become “the next Fox News” after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network.
“He believes he’s building MSNBC and NBC into the next Fox. It seems the network wants to take a more conservative tone,” a source said.
Kelly was hired at NBC without an official time slot, but Page Six exclusively revealed she would be taking over the “9 a.m. or 10 a.m. hour” of “Today” in September.
We’re told she is getting paid about $12 million a year for the gig, which will include a Sunday talk show.
Some fear Kelly may not be worth the bucks since her Fox replacement Tucker Carlson nearly doubled her ratings on Fox News after her departure.
We hear MSNBC anchor Joy Reid may also be on the chopping block.
“They haven’t renewed her contract. She’s been working without a contract for at least a month,” an insider told us.
An MSNBC spokesperson, however, insisted that Reid “is working under contract. And the network wants her to stay.”
A rep for NBC said, “The only thing Andy Lack is interested in ‘tilting toward’ is even more good journalism.”
Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.
GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.
A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.
More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.
At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but not the defiant Muslim Obama.
The 24-year-old was on her way to work at Whole Foods when the attack occurred in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan
At about 6am, a stranger walked up and cut her face with a sharp object
She then ran into the 24-hour Malibu Diner on Seventh Avenue near West 24th Street for help, saying she was attacked on the sidewalk
She was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she received seven stitches
The attacker fled the scene and has not been apprehended
At least three media organizations have “ordered their employees to destroy Donald Trump,” Bill O’Reilly said this morning.
Sitting down with Bill Hemmer to analyze last night’s second debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton, O’Reilly said he’s “100 percent convinced” of the media plot against Trump.
“I’m talking about big conglomerates. … News organizations have sent, not officially but through the corporate grapevine, [word] that we don’t want anybody supporting Trump. If you study it, you can see which ones they are,” he said.
O’Reilly said the first 30 minutes were crucial for Trump after the 2005 hot mic comments about groping women’s genitals surfaced on Friday.
“That was the key to Donald Trump’s life. Not just the presidential race, his life. If he had faltered in those first 30 minutes, his brand was done, he was done and the election was over and everything. But he didn’t falter. He took what came at him and he turned it into at least a stalemate,” said O’Reilly, calling that portion a “huge win” for Trump.
He said Trump was then able to go on offense for much of the final hour, “sometimes effectively, sometimes not.”
King James Bible
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
A pipe bomb exploded Saturday morning before a 5k charity run in honor of the U.S. Marines in Seaside Park, N.J., according to the Associated Press.
Local authorities said no injuries were reported.
The bomb was located in a plastic trash can and was apparently timed to explode during the race. However, the start of the charity run was delayed after officials spotted an unattended backpack nearby.
Authorities are investigating at least one more potential explosive device and are urging the public to stay clear of the area.
“There were multiple devices wired together. The one went off and the others did not,” said Ocean County Prosecutor’s spokesman Al Della Fave in an interview with CNN.
“Ive been told [there were] two to three additional devices.”
He added that if the blast happened minutes later “there would have been a good number of people running past that explosive device.”
A pressure cooker device was found four blocks away where an explosion in Chelsea injured 29 people. (CNN)
CHELSEA, Manhattan — Twenty-nine people were injured in an “intentional” explosion in the heart of Chelsea Saturday night, jolting a bustling neighborhood teeming with restaurants, bars and pedestrians and alarming the city on what had been a calm weekend evening.
“This was an intentional act,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Saturday night. He said there is no known link to terrorism or the explosion that happened in Seaside Park, N.J. earlier Saturday. “New Yorkers will not be intimidated. We will not let anyone change who we are or how we go about our lives.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo also emphasized in a press conference Sunday early investigation shows no link to international terrorism.
“Bomb explosion in New York is an act of terrorism, but it’s not linked to international terrorism,” Cuomo said. There is no link found yet to international groups such as ISIS.
The 29 people injured in the blast have been released from the hospital. Cuomo said the explosion caused “significant damage” in the Chelsea neighborhood, but said, “When you see the amount of damage, we really were lucky that there were no fatalities.”
A secondary device — a pressure cooker with dark colored wiring protruding, connected by silver duct tape to what appears to be a cellphone — was safely removed early Sunday by the NYPD Bomb Squad according to police sources.