It all started with Harvey Weinstein in 2017 and four months in to 2018 and now with Bill Cosby's conviction, things are certainly looking up for the #MeToo movement. The number of cases of sexual harassment in Hollywood that have come to light since 2017 has been outstanding. It could also be called the 'Weinstein Effect'. Many of the women who spoke out against Weinstein -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan -- are famous names. 2018 has been no different and in a breakthrough trial, after decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls - and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad - Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life. Cosby's conviction will only bolster the #MeToo movement. But they weren't alone, it was almost like a Pandora's Box was opened and a lot of names came out. Let's look at all the accused men: … [Read more...] about What’s next for Weinstein: Sentencing, appeal and another rape case
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To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc Berkshire earned $4.0 billion in 2018 utilizing generally accepted accounting principles (commonly called “GAAP”). The components of that figure are $24.8 billion in operating earnings, a $3.0 billion non-cash loss from an impairment of intangible assets (arising almost entirely from our equity interest in Kraft Heinz), $2.8 billion in realized capital gains from the sale of investment securities and a $20.6 billion loss from a reduction in the amount of unrealized capital gains that existed in our investment holdings. A new GAAP rule requires us to include that last item in earnings. As I emphasized in the 2017 annual report, neither Berkshire’s Vice Chairman, Charlie Munger, nor I believe that rule to be sensible. Rather, both of us have consistently thought that at Berkshire this mark-to-market change would produce what I described as “wild and capricious swings in our bottom line.” The accuracy of that … [Read more...] about FULL TEXT: Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders
“People kind of expected that once [Hughes] went to jail, that’s it and you move on,” she said. “You kind of do on some days and on other days you don’t. People expect me to say, ‘Good job, he’s in jail now’. But it really doesn’t work that way.” … [Read more...] about Former Hey Dad! star Sarah Monahan on life after Robert Hughes’ sentencing
The Melbourne exhibition features a neon sculpture in tribute to Chinese dissident, human rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xa, and a series of distinctly Badiucao cartoons, including a handcuffed Joshua Wong (a prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist), and China's leader Xi Jinping holding a rifle and standing over a slain Winnie the Pooh (the much-loved honey-seeking bear was banned in China following a viral meme). … [Read more...] about Australian artist Badiucao’s exhibition finally shown in Melbourne after China ‘threat’ ordeal
"It's not the first time a human rights activist or just an everyday person who wouldn't give up their land has been treated in this way, it happens all the time and everybody knows about it. … [Read more...] about Who was political activist Liu Xiaobo?