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  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44402742 South Carolina restaurant 'forced man to cook without pay' A restaurant manager in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to abusing and forcing an intellectually challenged employee to work without pay for years. Bobby Paul Edward, who is white, violently forced the victim, who is black, to cook for long hours, the US Department of Justice said. John Christopher Smith was made to work over 100 hours per week at the buffet and was beaten by Edwards. He said Edwards, 53, burned him with tongs and hit him with pots and pans. Edwards admitted to using "violence, threats, isolation and intimidation" to force Mr Smith to work, and did not allow him to see his family. On Tuesday he pleaded guilty to one count of forced labour. In a statement, officials added that he used "abusive language" and "racial epithets" against his employee, now aged 40.
  2. http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/06/06/Two-of-Scott-Pruitt-s-aides-resign-as-the-EPA-s-ethics-questions-continue/stories/201806060245 Two of Scott Pruitt’s aides resign as the EPA’s ethics questions continue WASHINGTON — Two top aides resigned Wednesday from the Environmental Protection Agency as its administrator, Scott Pruitt, faced mounting allegations of misusing his authority, including by seeking a Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise for his wife. Millan Hupp, Mr. Pruitt’s scheduler, and Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counsel to the administrator, have come under scrutiny in recent weeks in connection with Mr. Pruitt’s spending and ethics concerns. Before joining the agency, both Ms. Hupp and Ms. Greenwalt worked for Mr. Pruitt in Oklahoma, where he served as attorney general. Both aides later received substantial raises at the EPA, bypassing the usual White House procedures. Mr. Pruitt told Congress he neither knew about nor approved of the raises, and he told lawmakers he reversed the raises when he learned about them.
  3. https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/France-Germany-UK-Request-Exemption-From-US-Iran-Sanctions-20180606-0023.html France, Germany, UK Request Exemption From US-Iran Sanctions Several major European companies have expressed concern over the situation. France, Britain, Germany and the EU on Wednesday issued a join official request for their companies to be exempt from punitive measures stemming from fresh US sanctions on Iran. Per the AFP, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said the three countries and the EU were asking the US "to exempt European businesses doing legitimate trade in Iran from all extraterritorial American sanctions."
  4. https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israeli-Forces-Kill-Yet-Another-Tamimi-Family-Member-20180606-0017.html Israeli Forces Kill Yet Another Tamimi Family Member Israeli use of lethal force against Palestinians has drawn international condemnation after the Israeli army killed at least 120 protesters in Gaza. Israeli occupation forces killed another member of the Tamimi family in the occupied West Bank town of Nabi Saleh. The 21-year-old Ezz al-Din Tamimi was shot at close range Wednesday during an early morning raid. Village residents told Middle East Eye (MEE) that Israeli soldiers had previously threatened to kill the young man. "They came many times to his house, they called his family, they threatened him and told them: ‘We will kill him like we killed Ahmed Jarrar,' Bilal Tamimi told MEE.
  5. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-07/france-said-to-warn-trump-that-it-will-not-sign-a-g-7-statement France Warns Trump It Won’t Sign a G-7 Statement France has joined Germany in warning President Donald Trump that it won’t sign a joint statement of the Group of 7 at the summit in Quebec this week without major concessions from the U.S., a French official in the president’s office said. President Emmanuel Macron has signaled that progress on tariffs, Iran nuclear agreement and Paris climate accord must be made before he’ll be willing to sign a joint statement, the official told reporters Wednesday in Ottawa. The French president spent the day meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Canadian officials ahead of the June 8-9 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. The official requested anonymity in keeping with rules of the French president’s office. Macron has concluded that the other members of the G7 -- the U.K., Germany, Japan, France, Italy and Canada -- must stand up to the U.S. over Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico as well as other issues.
  6. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/appeals-court-rules-against-decision-allowing-councils-to-boycott-israeli-goods Appeals court rules against decision allowing councils to boycott Israeli goods Palestine Solidarity Campaign says it will consider escalating the case to the Supreme Court PALESTINIANS’ rights activists suffered a legal setback today when the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that local councils’ ethical boycott of Israeli goods was legal. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which brought the case, said it was “incredibly disappointed” by the decision, but it would consider escalating the case to the Supreme Court. Last June, the High Court upheld the PSC argument that local government pension scheme guidelines, which said local authorities “should not pursue policies that are contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy,” were unlawful in preventing the use of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS). Then minister for communities and local government Sajid Javid ploughed ahead with the guidelines despite 98 per cent of respondents to a prior public consultation saying they thought it was wrong to invest in companies complicit in human rights abuses.
  7. Roberts, Mary played by Rosina Lawrence in Way Out West
  8. That looks like the same unsubstantiated whining we see all the time on here (TCM doesn't play enough movies, they play too many new/ foreign/ whatever movies). I wouldn't worry about it. The commercials are usually kept to a minimum.
  9. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44394156 Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM Canadians have reacted with dismay to reports US President Donald Trump questioned whether Canada burned down the White House during a call with the country's leader, Justin Trudeau. British forces did set fire to the presidential residence during the War of 1812 with the US. But Canada did not exist at the time - it was made up of British colonies. "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" Mr Trump reportedly asked in a call with Mr Trudeau over new tariffs. It is not clear if the comment was intended as a joke, but CNN report that it followed an exchange in which Mr Trudeau asked how the US could justify the tariffs as a "national security" issue.
  10. Yeah, this is an actual article. It's not from the onion. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44394156 Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM Canadians have reacted with dismay to reports US President Donald Trump questioned whether Canada burned down the White House during a call with the country's leader, Justin Trudeau. British forces did set fire to the presidential residence during the War of 1812 with the US. But Canada did not exist at the time - it was made up of British colonies. "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" Mr Trump reportedly asked in a call with Mr Trudeau over new tariffs. It is not clear if the comment was intended as a joke, but CNN report that it followed an exchange in which Mr Trudeau asked how the US could justify the tariffs as a "national security" issue.
  11. http://www.businessinsider.com/mick-mulvaney-cfpb-director-fires-agencys-advisory-board-after-criticism-2018-6 Trump-appointed consumer watchdog director just fired the agency's entire advisory board after criticism of his leadership Mick Mulvaney, the interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has disbanded the Consumer Advisory Board, the Community Bank Advisory Council, and the Credit Union Advisory Council, in order to save costs. The decision drew sharp criticism from board members, who said the change would shut out those who are familiar with the problems faced by ordinary Americans. The CFPB reportedly plans to reconvene the boards with fewer members in the fall, and increase outreach to the public with events. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mick Mulvaney, the interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has disbanded three boards whose members include consumer advocacy groups and which advise on policy at the financial watchdog, board members said on Wednesday. The decision to dismantle the boards was communicated to members via an email and conference call on Wednesday, the members said. It drew sharp criticism from board members, who said the change would shut out those who are familiar with the problems faced by ordinary Americans.
  12. My top 5 would probably be- 5.) An Ache in Every Stake 4.) Wee Wee Monsieur 3.) I'll Never Heil Again 2.) Saved by the Belle 1.) We Want Our Mummy
  13. That's not what the article claims. It claims the specific picture the guy claimed was proof was in fact just an ordinary doll. NWO, Bilderberg and aliens. Jesus, take your meds.
  14. Onslow Stevens was in Under Two Flags with Rosalind Russell
  15. Speaking of which, I wonder if TCM has ever played the French version of the movie that was produced alongside the English one (similar to the Spanish and English Draculas also made at the time.) If they haven't, it would make a great TCM Import as I'm very interested in seeing it. There's only a few clips on YouTube though.
  16. Manhattan Murder Mystery (another good role for Alan Alda) Next: Crimes and Misdemeanors
  17. Spanish Main Next: Three Musketeers
  18. We keep replying at the same time. It's fine. You can go next.
  19. Spring Fever (Harold Lloyd short) Next: Jolly Fellows
  20. The Broadway Melody Next: The Big Parade
  21. I Walked With a Zombie Next: The Big Parade
  22. https://www.rt.com/usa/428722-facebook-google-sued-seattle/ Facebook & Google sued over election ads in Washington state Silicon Valley social media giants may face millions of dollars in penalties from two lawsuits filed in Seattle, Washington, arguing that they have failed to comply with state and local laws on election advertising. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Facebook and Google on Monday, saying they have not produced documents requested by the media and members of the public related to political ads for local and state elections since 2013. “We can’t have a world here in Washington State where we’re transparent on radio buys, we’re transparent on TV buys, but we’re not transparent when it comes to ads on Facebook and Google,” Ferguson told The Stranger, a Seattle newspaper. “That’s not okay.” The lawsuit is apparently not related to the claims of 'Russian online interference' in the 2016 US presidential election, though Ferguson called them a “backdrop” showing how important transparency was. Instead, the case relates to the state and local laws adopted in the 1970s, long before Google or Facebook were in existence. Washington State Initiative 276, passed in 1972, includes the section called “Commercial Advertisers' Duty to Report.” A nearly identical ordinance was passed in 1977 by the City of Seattle. The definitions of “commercial advertiser” and “political advertising” in the laws are so broad, the authorities say, they apply to digital platforms that have since been established, such as Google and Facebook.
  23. Baker played by Bud Jamison in An Ache in Every Stake
  24. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/06/04/rob-fords-widow-sues-doug-ford-alleging-he-has-deprived-them-of-millions.html Rob Ford’s widow sues Doug Ford, alleging he has deprived her and her children of millions The widow and children of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford are suing his brother Doug Ford, alleging he has deprived them of millions of dollars, including shares in the family business and a life insurance policy left behind to support his family. In a $16.5-million lawsuit filed Friday in Superior Court, Renata Ford also alleges that former brother-in-law Doug Ford is a “negligent” business manager whose decisions have led to a steady decrease in the value of the Ford company, Deco Labels. Despite setting his sights on a political career, Doug has continued to receive “extravagant compensation,” even though Deco is losing money, Renata claims in her court filings.
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