Post Brexit, UKIP wants tariff-free access to EU single market

‘It will be hugely in the interests of the European Union to grant it,’ says UKIP committee member
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Submitted by vvp at 2016-06-24 12:13pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Lucas Museum abandons Chicago, blames hero parks group

The Lucas Museum saga in Chicago has ended. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday he is abandoning plans to build the project in Chicago, ending months of debate and controversy. Lucas, who wanted to build a museum showcasing his art collection along the city's lakefront, said in a statement he would shift his focus to trying to build the museum in California.
Submitted by A Robot Named Feyd at 2016-06-24 11:15am to the Off Topic News forum.

To young people in the UK, Brexit is a door closing—and a sign that hate is winning

The sense of loss that greets Britain’s younger generations as they wake up today (June 24) has little to do with a yearning for the status quo. That doesn’t inspire this kind of grief.

What we are mourning is our connection, in both the logistical sense and a conceptual one, to Europe, and everything this represented for our future. It was a doorway that we never expected to be shut to us.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-06-24 10:44am to the Politics forum.


Marco Landin was dressed as a dragonfly, on stilts and in the middle of a performance when he was attacked early June 18, a few hours into the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas last weekend.
Submitted by MaulLove at 2016-06-24 10:37am to the Music forum.

Trump will not ask donors to repay nearly $50 million in campaign loans

Republican Donald Trump has forgiven nearly $50 million in loans he made to his presidential campaign, he said on Thursday, signaling to donors that future contributions will be used to fight Democrat Hillary Clinton and not to repay himself.

The announcement that Trump will not seek repayment of the loans via contributions came amid concerns from his backers that he does not have enough money to fund his campaign for the Nov. 8 election. He had only $1.3 million in cash to start the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 10:11am to the The Economy forum.

Democrats end House sit-in after 25 hours of demanding votes on gun control

House Democrats ended their sit-in on the floor of the House on Thursday after more than 24 hours of chants and speeches advocating for stricter gun control measures.

Democrats vowed to continue their efforts when the House reconvenes after its July Fourth break. Democratic leaders, meanwhile, said lawmakers will return to their congressional districts and drum up more support.

“We’re going to engage our constituents on this subject and we will not allow this body to ever feel as ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 10:10am to the Politics forum.

June 24th In History, 1978: Sydney Police Block Pride Parade, 53 Arrested and Beaten

This was supposed to be Sydney’s first Gay Pride Parade, known locally as Mardi Gras, and was planned as a night-time celebration after a morning march and commemoration of the Stonewall riots. (You can see film of the morning march taken with a super-8 camera here.) While homosexuality was still against the law in New South Wales, organizers had obtained all the necessary permits for the celebration beforehand. The evening celebration began simply, with a small crowd walking down Oxford ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 10:06am to the Crime forum.

President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made historic strides in expanding opportunities and advancing equality and justice for all Americans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans — no matter who they are or who they love. That commitment to leveling the playing field and ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 10:12am to the The World forum.

"Sovereign Citizens" talk their way into Nat'l Guard Armory

California Army National Guard officials are now keeping their eyes peeled after police say two men, with Duck Dynasty like beards, and two women with them managed to talk their way into the Guard's Hammer Field Armory in Fresno.

The four smooth talkers claiming to be "Sovereign Citizens" said they feared a terrorist attack, and were looking for protection in the secure building full of guns.
Submitted by balistic at 2016-06-24 9:42am to the Crime forum.

FBI investigators say they have found no evidence that Orlando shooter had gay lovers

Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers.

But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated on gay dating apps, several law enforcement officials said.

Mateen, 29, told police negotiators he had carried out the shooting that began at 2 a.m. June 12 and ended, after a three-hour ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 8:20am to the Crime forum.

Calls For Texas Independence Surge In Wake Of Brexit Vote

fter residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a “Texit.”

The largest group agitating for secession is the Texas Nationalist Movement, which has been promoting its own version of Brexit, called Texit, over the past several weeks. The group has taken inspiration from the pro-exit campaign in Britain, noting that the two movements share many of the same principles. ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 8:17am to the Horseshit! forum.

June 24th In History, 1970: The “Rockefeller Five” Arrested in GAA Zap

Almost immediately after the Stonewall Inn uprising in lower Manhattan (Jun 28), the Gay Liberation Front arose up more or less spontaneously as the product of a younger generation of LGBT people who were impatient with legacy organizations like the Mattachine Society of New York and the Daughters of Bilitis. While the GLF undertook several highly visible marches and protests during its first several months of existence (Jul 27, Sep 12, Nov 12, Mar 8), its effectiveness quickly evaporated over ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 8:06am to the Politics forum.

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

The Vermont senator said in an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he was "pretty good at arithmetic" and understood that Clinton had won more pledged delegates than he had during their lengthy primary.

Asked if he would vote for the former secretary of state, Sanders replied, "Yes," ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 8:05am to the Politics forum.

Sinn Féin wants a vote on a united Ireland after Brexit and a second Scottish referendum is on the way

THE UK’S DECISION to leave the EU means Sinn Féin will press for a border vote in the North.

Both Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to remain in the EU, but the leave campaign was able to convince Wales and England to leave the union.

“We have a situation where the north is going to be dragged out on the tails of a vote in England… Sinn Fein will now press our demand, our long-standing demand, for a border poll,” Sinn Fein’s national chairman Declan Kearney said after the UK as a ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 8:05am to the The World forum.

Nigel Farage: Leave campaign pledges ‘mistake’, may not be upheld

As if anyone was surprised.
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2016-06-24 8:02am to the Politics forum.

June 24th In History, 1973: 32 Killed in Arson Fire At Upstairs Lounge In New Orleans

It was a Sunday. The UpStairs Lounge, a second floor gay bar in New Orleans’s French Quarter, had hosted members of the local Metropolitan Community Church who attended a beer bust following church services. Most of the bar’s patrons had gone home, but those who remained, about sixty or so, gathered around a piano to sing tunes, as they often did that time of night. The evening was still early, not quite eight o’clock when the bartender heard the door buzzer downstairs ring, a sound that ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-06-24 8:07am to the Crime forum.

FBI: “No Evidence” Orlando Shooter Was Gay Or Used Gay Hookup Apps

There has been widespread speculation about whether Omar Mateen, the man who killed 49 and injured more than 50 others at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, might have been gay. The FBI has been investigating that possibility, and today says they cannot find any evidence that Mateen was leading “a secret gay life”.
Submitted by chapstick at 2016-06-24 7:41am to the Crime forum.

The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it

"Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just — the reality did actually hit me," one woman told the news channel ITV News. "If I'd had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay."

That confusion over what Brexit might mean for the country's economy appears to have been reflected across the United Kingdom on Thursday. Google reported sharp upticks in searches not only related to the ballot measure but also about basic questions concerning the implications of the ...
Submitted by Manning Krull at 2016-06-24 7:50am to the Politics forum.

More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk

ire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night and that emergency personnel treated the others at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities.
Submitted by A Robot Named Feyd at 2016-06-24 7:38am to the Education forum.