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  1. Ivanka Trump criticizes impeachment investigation, but says whistleblower's identity is "not important" https://ti.me/2Cs4gC0
  2. https://7news.com.au/sport/tennis/margaret-court-reignites-debate-on-her-legacy-ahead-of-50th-anniversary-of-grand-slam-c-544531 Margaret Court reignites debate on her legacy ahead of 50th anniversary of grand slam Wednesday, 6 November 2019 11:07 pm Margaret Court has vowed not to return to the Australian Open if Tennis Australia does not want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her calendar-year grand slam. The presence of her name on the tournament's No.2 court continues to divide the sport, two years after she opposed same-sex marriage. Court's views have been condemned by a number of former tennis players, including contemporary Billie Jean King, while the threat of current players boycotting matches on Margaret Court Arena has thus far failed to materialise. But as the 2020 tournament nears, Tennis Australia has yet to decide whether or how to commemorate the anniversary of her 1970 grand slam. Court, who has not been to the Australian Open since 2017, believes the organisation is dodging what she acknowledges would become a controversial decision to honour her. "I think Tennis Australia should sit and talk with me," Court told The Age. "They have never phoned me. Nobody has spoken to me directly about it. I think they would rather not confront it." Having watched all four majors celebrate compatriot Rod Laver this year, 50 years after his 1969 grand slam, Court will choose not to attend if she does not receive a call. "They brought Rod in from America. If they think I'm just going to turn up, I don't think that is right. I think I should be invited," she said. "I would hope they would pay my way to come like they paid for his, and honour me. If they are not going to do that, I don't really want to come." Tennis Australia told the newspaper they "recognise the tennis achievements of Margaret Court, although her views do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion". Court's achievements – particularly her 24 grand slam titles – gained renewed attention after American superstar Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open, her 23rd major, to hold the outright Open Era record. Williams, who has lost four grand slam finals in the past two years, is determined to pass Court for the all-time record. Name change debate Long-time Vogue editor Anna Wintour reignited the furore over the Margaret Court Arena name in January. Wintour used a speech at an Australian Open event to call on Tennis Australia to rename the stadium for the second time in 16 years. "It is inconsistent for the sport for Margaret Court's name to be on a stadium that does so much to bring all people together across their differences," the journalist said. "This much I think is clear to anyone who understands the spirit and the joy of the game. Intolerance has no place in tennis. "What we love (is) watching these remarkable men and women exceed themselves while being themselves in many different forms. "Margaret Court was a champion on the court but a meeting point for players of all nations, preferences, and backgrounds should celebrate somebody who was a champion off the court as well." Court said at the time her beliefs should not affect a legacy forged on the court. "All is said is what the * said. I have nothing against homosexual people. If they choose to be gay, that's fine," she said. "I have them in my church – they come every Sunday. They've been doing the flowers in the church for 14 years, and they're my biggest fans. I should be able to have my say as a minister of the Gospel. I believe I shouldn't be bullied for what I did in my past."
  3. Anti-vaxxer mom on the spot after giving trick-or-treaters chicken-pox infected lollipops 11/01/2019 11:11 pm ET • Sneha Konda An Australian anti-vaxxer mom is in quite a spot after giving trick-or-treaters lollipops infected with chicken pox for Halloween. Posting in a private Facebook group “Stop Mandatory Vaccination,” Sarah Walker claimed that her son had recently come down with the pox. She said, tainting Halloween candy would help give the kids chicken pox, making them immune for life, according to a Australia’s popular news site news.com.au. “So my beautiful son [redacted] has the chickenpox at the moment and we’ve both decided to help others with natural immunity this Halloween!” Walker reportedly wrote in the group. She was also willing to sell the infected lollies. “If anyone else would like some for their children happy to send via post for $1 plus postage to your location.” Police are reportedly investigating Walker’s claim, according to report by The Hill. Walker’s story mimics the idea of “pox parties.” The parties saw parents put their healthy children in the same room as kids that were sick with chicken pox, in the hope that their kids would contract the disease and “be immune for life.” Although this trend was popular before 1995 when a vaccine for chicken pox did not yet exist, it has now seen a bizarre comeback, with the The World Health Organization recognizing “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top threats to global health in 2019.
  4. Moron and robot wife can’t even hand out candy properly to trick or treaters. I feel bad for the minion kid.
  5. Barely anything reported here in the U.S. from the major news outlets, not even in their international sections/coverage. I have to really go dig around for it.
  6. He really needs to get removed he’s getting more deranged.
  7. At first I thought this was a fake posted online as a parody but it’s real. He makes that buffoon George W. Bush look like an intelligent diplomat.
  8. What kind of sorcery is this?! https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Japan-Stalking-Suspect-Pupil-Images-Location-562828141.html Stalker Used Pupil Image Reflections to Find Star's Location Published Oct 11, 2019 at 12:28 PM | Updated at 12:44 PM EDT on Oct 11, 2019 A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she lived. Tokyo police declined comment on the specifics of the investigation but confirmed Friday that 26-year-old Hibiki Sato was arrested Sept. 17 on suspicion of indecent behavior in connection with stalking and causing injuries to the 20-year-old woman. The police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as is often policy at Japanese bureaucracies, said the case was related to the reports about a stalker and pupil images. Police described Sato as an "avid fan." Public broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media reported this week that details in the woman's selfies were used to identify the train station she frequented. They said Sato looked at other images she shared, such as her apartment, to figure out where she lived. Police say he hurt her and committed indecent acts, such as groping her after accosting her from behind and knocking her down. Japan has many young female performance groups. Tokyo Shimbun, a metropolitan daily, which reported on the stalking case, warned readers even casual selfies may show surrounding buildings that will allow people to identify the location of the photos. It also said people shouldn't make the V-sign with their hand, which Japanese often do in photos, because fingerprints could be stolen. Cyberstalking has been a problem for years, with criminals and perpetrators of domestic violence using hacking, clandestine activation of microphones and cameras and other methods to track their victims. It's unclear how prevalent the use of high-resolution photos to locate potential victims might be. Copyright Associated Press
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