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Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:37 PM (6 replies)

Billie Jean King Needed Hospital Approval and Husband's Signature to Get an Abortion: 'Degrading'


King was "fortunate" to live in California at the time, she said, where abortion was already legal, two years before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But she had to prove that the procedure was "therapeutic" and had to be done by a doctor in a hospital.

"Anyone seeking an abortion had to obtain approval from a hospital committee — that is, tell a panel of strangers why they believed their pregnancy would 'gravely impair' their physical and mental health," she said. "Arguing to a dozen or so people I had never met why I qualified for an abortion remains one of the most degrading experiences of my life."

Plus, King said, the law required the "indignity" of having her husband sign a consent form, approving her abortion.

"Men remained in charge of not just financial matters but even the right to govern my own body," she said.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:31 PM (6 replies)

Amazon packages pile up outside home

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:59 PM (7 replies)

Police Chief Charged With Going Rogue Has a Very Ugly Past

Police Chief Charged With Going Rogue Has a Very Ugly Past

Frank Methola, 50, a veteran law-enforcement officer and the police chief of the tiny town of Loving, New Mexico, was criminally charged this week for allegedly attempting to make an arrest outside of his jurisdiction and tasing someone in the process

The charges were not a shock to people who’ve had past run-ins with Methola during his career. Not only because what is alleged lines up with their description of a cop who they said has a history of going rogue and using excessive force, but because they could not fathom that Methola was still working in law enforcement.


“Methola is a police chief? You’re kidding me,” Steven Otero, who sued Methola over his use of force against him in 2006, told The Daily Beast. “I can’t imagine that he’s even still an officer. That’s ridiculous.”


According to a criminal complaint filed on Monday, Methola is charged with impersonating a peace officer and battery. Methola was driving in his Loving Police unit in August when he entered Carlsbad, New Mexico, a city about 12 miles away. According to the complaint, Methola attempted to stop an unnamed driver in a Ford F-250 for an unknown reason.

The driver of the car was “upset and yelling” at Methola because he knew Methola did not have jurisdiction to be in Carlsbad, the complaint said. But Methola allegedly tased the man and detained him, although no charges or citations were issued against the driver. After the incident, investigators attempted to meet with Methola three times to get a statement but were not able to, according to the complaint.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:07 PM (1 replies)

pay attention to your surroundings folks


Jay Jay Phillips, 'America's Got Talent' Contestant and Heavy Metal Musician, Dies at 30

Jay Jay Phillips, a heavy metal musician who appeared on the reality competition show “America’s Got Talent,” has died, his band announced. He was 30.

Phillips’ band, Mettal Maffia, made the announcement on Tuesday that the keyboard player had died. TMZ reported on Friday that Phillips died after a battle with COVID-19 over Thanksgiving and that he had yet to be vaccinated.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:31 PM (0 replies)

Media Slammed As 'Racist' For Using Innocent Photo Of Suspected Michigan School Shooter Praying

Media outlets are under fire for being “racist” after using a seemingly innocent photo of Ethan Crumbley praying when reporting on the Oxford High School shooting.

Crumbley, a 15-year-old sophomore at the Michigan school, is accused of shooting and killing four people and wounding seven in the 28th school shooting this year.

Crumbley was charged as an adult with two dozen, including murder, attempted murder, and terrorism causing death.

Yet, it seems like most people are still trying to paint Crumbley in a more sympathetic manner.


When Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, the media released photos of him smoking, as if to try and justify the fact that he was a “thug” instead of the innocent Black teenager who was shot and killed.

Dodge Charger Goes Airborne At Roundabout

t it's no General Lee...
Is it just our imagination or do Chargers keep going airborne? And are people still struggling with roundabouts? In this case, both happen, and it goes about exactly as you'd expect. It seems like Chargers have just always had a hard time keep all fours planted, and maybe there's some lineage of the General Lee to blame, except these modern-day jumps are a little underwhelming compared to what the Duke boys used to pull off.

In this brief clip, we are reminded of how grateful we are that so many businesses and intersections have high-quality surveillance, otherwise, the driver might have just done the drive off of shame and no one would have known the wiser, except the grass maintenance guy.

Without knowing the exact speed of the Charger, it does seem to dart quickly into the roundabout, which is appreciated for the sake of keeping the traffic flowing, but only if you can execute the extremely wide half-circle 'turn' ahead. The roads seem to be wet, but the Charger also seems to be a Scat Pack (at most) and shouldn't have problems in a light drizzle at nearly any speed. Then again, the video is time stamped at 2 am in the morning, so it wouldn't be surprising if there was more that contributed to this.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 03:36 PM (3 replies)

Fitness Enthusiast Who Died of COVID Didn't Want to Be 'Guinea Pig' With Vaccine

Fitness Enthusiast Who Died of COVID Didn't Want to Be 'Guinea Pig' With Vaccine

British fitness enthusiast John Eyers, who died of COVID-19, didn't want to get vaccinated, in part because he considered it an experiment, but he paid the "ultimate price" for a "bad decision," according to his sister.

Before he was hospitalized, Eyers, 42, had no known preexisting conditions, climbed mountains and competed in triathlons. The 42-year-old's family believes he would have survived COVID-19 if he'd been vaccinated, and his twin sister, Jenny McCann, said the family got into an argument about inoculations about a month and a half before he died.

"John started saying really crazy things that didn't make sense," McCann told The Guardian. "About how people were only getting the vaccine for free McDonald's, and there was formaldehyde in it.... He kept saying: 'I won't be a guinea pig.'"

Eyers died of COVID-19 in July. McCann wrote on Twitter that her brother believed he would be "OK" if he contracted the disease. Given his penchant for staying healthy, she said, her brother thought he'd have a mild illness, but he ended up in the hospital "pumped full of every drug."

Eyers came down with an extremely severe case of COVID-19, which landed him in the intensive care unit (ICU). McCann told The Guardian that her brother regretted not getting vaccinated and that doctors said he was "beating himself up so much" before they put him on a ventilator.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Dec 3, 2021, 03:28 PM (9 replies)

parenting 101: dont gift troubled kid with unsupervised access to gun

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