Friday, August 4, 2017

News Round-Up: August 4, 2017


Some news items you may have missed:

• Celebrating #FurryFriday at The Randy Report #grrr

• The U.S. economy added 209K jobs in July, bringing the unemployment rate to 4.3%.

• The CEO of former escort site RentBoy.com sentenced to six months in prison for promoting prostitution and conspiracy to commit money laundering. It's notable that the escorts on the site signed up voluntarily. There seems to be hypocrisy at play here in that there are dozens of straight escort sites in operation in NYC that have gone unpunished.

• Donald Trump is taking credit for the stock market's record highs, but just last fall he said stock values were “sitting on an economic bubble; a financial bubble.” Funny how real it all gets when he's president.

• The Massachusetts woman convicted in June of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself was sentenced to 2 and 1/2 years in prison. In a stream of several texts, then-17-year-old Carter encouraged 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy III to follow through on thoughts of killing himself. #evil

• Kacy Hill, signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music label, was named "MTV PUSH: Artist To Watch," and I'm inclined to believe. Check out Kacy's pop-y, EDM-driven "Hard To Love" below. More info on the rapturous red-head at her official site here.

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