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Today in History

St. Nicholas I begins his reign as catholic pope.
Envoys of Montezuma II attend the first Easter mass in Central America.
Charles V’s troops defeat the Protestant League of Schmalkalden at the Battle of Muhlberg.
Mary, Queen of Scotland, marries the French dauphin, Francis.
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes “La Marseillaise”. It will become France’s national anthem.
The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.
U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.
A patent is granted for the first soda fountain.
Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
Otto von Bismarck cables Cape Town, South Africa that it is now a German colony.
Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring the Armenian minority in their country.
Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.
The first B-29 arrives in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.
The Berlin airlift begins to relieve the surrounded city.
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
President John Kennedy accepts “sole responsibility” for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.
The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.
Thousands of Chinese students strike in Beijing for more democratic reforms.

Charter school punishes concussion victim for shoving bully who was punching his head

Jaden Malone (Screenshot/Fox46)
"School policies are school policies."

Man alleges he was fired from store after complaining about penis-shaped party gift

Trader Joe's is being sued by a former employee, who says he was fired for complaining about being given a gift resembling male genitalia during a 2014 Christmas party at one of the grocery chain's Pasadena stores. Paul D. Roberts' Los Angeles Superior Court complaint alleges wrongful termination, sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation and negligence. He is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. According to the complaint filed on Tuesday, Roberts was hired as a crew member at the Trader Joe's store on Lake Avenue in February 2007. In December 2014, a company Christmas party gift exchange was held and crew member attendance "was expected and implicitly required," the suit states.
The party occurred on a day Roberts was not scheduled to work, but he says he felt compelled to attend to maintain a good relationship with co- workers and supervisors. After Roberts arrived at the party, co-workers seemed "excited" about his arrival and anxious for him to open his gift, which was given to him by co- worker Armina Asefvasziri, according to his court papers. "Plaintiff opened the wrapped package and was shocked, embarrassed and humiliated to discover that the gift was a small penis with testicles which, when submerged in water, would increase in size," the complaint says. "Mr. Roberts was incredibly distraught in receiving such an obnoxious and offensive item, particularly in front of his supervisor and having received it from a female."
Roberts says he left the party feeling "humiliated and embarrassed." He filed an internal complaint and told supervisors that if he had given a similar gift to a female co-worker, he likely would have been reprimanded or fired, according to his court papers. Roberts felt one of the bosses was nonchalant and did not take him seriously, and claims the same supervisor later interrogated him about false accusations Asefvasziri allegedly made about the plaintiff. Meanwhile, Asefvasziri approached him four days after the party and teased him about his reaction to the gift, according to the suit. A human resources staff member told Roberts in January 2015 that his complaint was being investigated, but he was fired two days later, according to his court papers.
His attorney, William Stoner, said: “The reason given was a pretext for the retaliation. They indicated that his work was unsatisfactory and unacceptable. This is a unique case where you have a man that was being sexually harassed by a woman and then being fired after he complained about it.” said Stoner. In a more typical case, the roles would be reversed. It is no less harmful for the employee to be harassed when it is a man that is being harassed by a woman than in a situation that seems more common. We believe that men as well as women can be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace and this case is an example of that type of situation,” Stoner said. “We are seeking compensation for the loss of what had been his career for eight years,” Stoner said.

Planned Parenthood employee opens a can of whoopass on wingnut troll

Damien  via Tumblr
An employee of Planned Parenthood in Portland, Oregon smacked down a critic of the organization on his Tumblr account with a righteous rant about what his employer actually does.

Krauthammer: No Epidemic Of Transgenders Being Evil In Bathrooms

Krauthammer:  No Epidemic Of Transgenders Being Evil In Bathrooms

Fox News Says Non-Whites Should Only Be Depicted On Separate But Equal Novelty Money

Fox News Says Non-Whites Should Only Be Depicted On Separate But Equal Novelty Money (VIDEO)
Fox News Says Non-Whites Should Only Be Depicted On Separate But Equal Novelty Money 
For a political cabal that hates when the government “prints money,” they sure do have strong opinions on what is the proper way to do it.

Lying Is the Business of Wingnut Propagandists

The NRA Just Got Caught In A Lie That Shatters EVERYTHING They Stand For

The NRA Just Got Caught In A Lie That Shatters EVERYTHING They Stand For
The NRA Just Got Caught In A Lie That Shatters EVERYTHING They Stand For
Their answer to everything is more guns, and they back it up with terrifying statistics…that just aren’t true.

The 12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning

New Study Offers Hope In Search For Alzheimer’s Cure

Alzheimer's Walk 2008 -courtesy of Flickr New Study Offers Hope In Search For Alzheimer’s Cure
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, which affects millions of Americans, but a new study offers new hope for a cure.

The Death Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Only Getting Bigger

Steak thief led police on high-speed chase

Police officers in Texas apprehended a suspect, who is accused of stealing steaks from a store, following a high-speed car chase.
The pursuit began after the suspect allegedly stole steaks from Walmart in Longview shortly after 11am on Wednesday. When police attempted a traffic stop, the suspect fled through two East Texas counties, topping 100 mph, and was finally apprehended by Upshur County deputies.
"It appears that there’s steaks and meats of some sort flying out the windows, and one of them bounced off my patrol car. That’s not something you think of people stealing, especially running from the police in the process. Today was a new one," said East Mountain patrol sergeant Marc Nichols.

Finally stopped, Nichols pulled his gun on the suspect who surrendered without a fight, but Nichols finds nothing funny about the chase, where someone could have been hurt. "There is always the unknown. As he comes up on traffic , we have no idea how they will respond, no way to react until it happens," added Nichols.

Woman arrested after Stormtrooper attack on boyfriend

A Florida woman was arrested after police allegedly witnessed her striking her boyfriend with a Stormtrooper figure.
Leny Alagao, 26, was arrested on April 10 after Port St. Lucie police reported seeing her use the plastic figure to hit her live-in boyfriend. Police were dispatched at about 7:45pm to a “reported disturbance.”
Investigators went to the back of the home and saw Alagao strike her boyfriend with an approximately 2-foot-tall Stormtrooper figure. Police saw a broken glass plate on the ground and “disarray inside the bedroom.”
Alagao said she was mad at her boyfriend, but didn’t mean to hit him. The boyfriend said he didn’t want to press charges. Alagao, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a battery charge. She was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.

Naked man accused of breaking into home and destroying $50,000 worth of property

A naked man from Rochester Hills, Michigan, allegedly caused about $50,000 damage to a Bloomfield Township home before police interrupted his rampage earlier this month, authorities said. Bloomfield Township police were dispatched to a home at 3pm on April 10, according to a report released on Thursday. Inside, they found Daniel Elliot, 53, a former family member who had allegedly broken into the home while the family were on vacation.
“Furniture was turned over and damaged, china was smashed, doors were broken, and several faucets were broke, causing the rooms to flood,” Bloomfield Township Police Det. Sgt.John Weise said. Weise said the amount of damage suggested Elliot had been in the home for a “significant amount of time.”
The $50,000 damage figure is a “rough estimate,” he said. Weise didn’t speculate about why Elliot had taken off his clothes. Elliot was arrested at the scene. He was arraigned on Wednesday on charges of second-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property. He remains in the Oakland County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Man accused of stalking ex-girlfriend and humping stop sign

A Florida man is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and humping a stop sign in front of her home, police say.
David Smith, 58, of St. Petersburg, is facing stalking charges. According to police, on the nights of April 10-13 Smith walked on foot to the victim's home and dumped trash before walking off.
Police say on the night of April 13 an officer witnessed Smith dumping the trash. The incident were also recorded on camera at the victim's residence, an arrest affidavit states.
Police say earlier in the day a witness saw Davis start humping a stop sign in front of the woman's home while pointing at the woman's home and laughing.

Half-bearded man accused of possessing marijuana

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana.
Kevin Gibson, 58, was arrested in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday night.
Gibson appeared in his mugshot sporting only half a beard.
He is being held in a Miami jail in lieu of $8,000 bond.

93 Percent Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Nearly Dead Because Of Climate Change

Bleached staghorn coral courtesy of Flickr taken by Matt Kieffer 93 Percent Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Nearly Dead Because Of Climate Change
Coincidentally timing with #EarthDay today, a new report provides harrowing insight to the impact climate change is having on our world today.

Bedbugs Are Getting Tougher to Eradicate

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