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Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Kansas County commissioner is facing calls to apologize after telling a black woman that he is part of the "master race" during a routine public planning meeting. The remark was made on Tuesday by Leavenworth County commissioner Louis Klemp, a white man, and seemingly directed at a woman presenting for an architecture firm. It has been branded as racist -- and local media reported it was not the first time Klemp has sparked controversy. "I don't want you to feel like I'm picking on you. Because we are part of the master race," he said in the meeting. "You have a gap in your teeth you're the master race, don't ever forget that." Bob Holland, another Leavenworth County commissioner, told KCTV5 that Klemp -- who is reportedly due to leave his position on January 15 next year -- should make an apology.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A contemporary document recounting the first ever recorded labour strike, which occured in Deir el Medina, Ancient Egypt during the reign of Ramses III when workers did not receive their rations. The sit-down strikes occurred in the 12th century BC, on the 21st day of the second month in the 29th year of the reign of the pharaoh Ramses III, while Ramses was fighting a series of wars and engaging in an extensive building campaign. The strikers were hereditary craftsmen who worked on the tombs of the pharaohs, the vast complexes that to this day draw visitors from all over the world to the Valley of the Kings. This papyrus was written by the scribe Amennakhte at Deir el Medina. It describes the workers' struggle, and the corruption which had spread throughout the administration.


In the trial, the defence lawyer told the jury: "You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front." The 27-year-old man was found not guilty of rape shortly afterwards. The controversy led one Irish MP to hold up a lace thong in parliament to highlight "routine victim-blaming". Ruth Coppinger produced the blue lacy underwear in the Dáil (Irish parliament) from her sleeve on Tuesday. "It might seem embarrassing to show a pair of thongs here... how do you think a rape victim or a woman feels at the incongruous setting of her underwear being shown in a court?"


Anonymous members of an anarchist group covered the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars with names of African Americans who have been killed by police. read more


As reported by the Angry White Men blog, one of the game's levels involves shooting people inside a gay club called "LGBTQ+ Agenda HQ." The action is strongly reminiscent of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016 when 49 people were killed. Another mission involves killing journalists inside the offices of the "Fake News Network," a reference to the term Trump uses to attack media organizations such as CNN. The New York offices of CNN were recently sent a pipe bomb as part of an alleged plot targeting Trump critics and key Democrat figures, including former president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hilary Clinton.


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