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  • Don't call me baby: the birth of the gender-neutral ‘theyby’

    04/26/2018 4:37:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | Steven Poole
    abies are so passe, even royal ones. The hip new thing to have is a “theyby”, according to a trend spotted by New York magazine that sees parents bringing up their offspring in a gender-neutral fashion. There was of course nothing gender-specific about the “ba-“ part of “baby”, which is already a diminutive form of the original English word “babe”. The Oxford English Dictionary says that its origin is probably onomatopoeic – two syllables of “ba”, which is a typical “early infantile vocalisation”. So while a baby can call itself a baba, even if by accident, it will take much...
  • Anti-Trump American history textbook 'blatantly biased,' critics say

    04/18/2018 7:16:43 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 04/17/2018 | Caleb Parke
    Pearson spokesman, Scott Overland, told Fox News the textbook was “developed by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” He added that it was “designed to convey college-level information to high school students” and “aims to promote debate and critical thinking by presenting multiple sides” of the 2016 election..... “Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” Fraser wrote. Trump voters are described as “mostly older, often rural or suburban,...
  • 13-year-old running for Vermont governor highlights gun control in platform

    03/30/2018 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Revel · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/18 | Avery Anapol
    A 13-year-old running for governor in Vermont is highlighting gun control in his platform. Ethan Sonneborn, who declared his candidacy last year, is calling for stricter gun control in his home state, and told CNN in an interview published Friday that the refreshed national conversation on guns in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting presents a “good opportunity to make change.” “There's always been a sense of, 'We don't talk about that in politics.' That's what I wanted to change," Ethan told CNN. "I wish it didn't take a tragedy for us to become involved in a national dialogue...
  • Obama's message to marchers: 'You're leading us forward'

    03/24/2018 11:51:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2918 | CNN Staff
    Former President Barack Obama tweeted his support for students marching across the US to demand gun control, telling them they're leading the charge. "Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today's marches happen," the tweet said. "Keep at it. You're leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change."
  • Here's What Your Children Are Learning today

    03/13/2018 9:29:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-13-18 | Alicia Colon
    My husband and I managed to raise six children on a very limited income, (as I was a stay at home Mom for 15 years), sending them to private Catholic schools for twelve years. Now we enjoy watching them do the same with our 13 grandchildren. What is disheartening, however, is how today's children are being systematically exposed to issues we parents never had to contend with raising our own decades ago. Is it liberalism or just plain evil that's taking away the innocence of childhood? Why on earth should kindergarten curricula include lessons on gender reassignments or anything to...
  • North Idaho schools cut through the climate debate by teaching kids to think like scientists

    03/08/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | March 8, 2018 | By Wilson Criscione
    Somewhere in the process of digging down through 7 feet of snow near the top of a mountain, measuring the snowpack and jotting down numbers, Cheyenne Kiecker discovered something that, for her, felt impossible: Maybe she does like science after all. In February, Kiecker and her classmates studied the snow at Lookout Pass in North Idaho. She learned how the snow impacts the runoff into streams and rivers and lakes, how it affects the fish and the spring foliage, how it changes the wildfire season. And she's learned that in recent decades, the snowpack in the very spot she and...
  • Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers

    01/06/2018 1:45:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers Toni Airaksinen New York Campus Correspondent @Toni_Airaksinen on Jan 04, 2018 at 2:12 PM EDT A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender biases. Dr. Michele Stacey based her conclusions on surveys of 288 students that she conducted both before and after they completed the course, which is mandatory for Criminal Justice majors and minors. A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender...
  • Alarmed by fake news, states push media literacy in schools

    12/30/2017 11:21:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30 2017, 11:15 AM EST | Ryan J. Foley
    Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction. Lawmakers in several states have introduced or passed bills calling on public school systems to do more to teach media literacy skills that they say are critical to democracy. The effort has been bipartisan but has received little attention despite successful legislation in Washington state, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Mexico. Several more states are expected to consider such bills in the coming year, including Arizona, New York and Hawaii. “I...
  • Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

    12/15/2017 8:28:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Cara Buckley
    A commission headed by Anita Hill and composed of and funded by some of the most powerful names in Hollywood has been created to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries. Called the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, the initiative was spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm; Maria Eitel, the co-chair of the Nike Foundation; the powerhouse attorney Nina Shaw; and Freada Kapor Klein, the venture capitalist who helped pioneer surveys on sexual harassment decades ago. The commission’s mission, according to a news release, is to “tackle the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes Trump fight to Vatican, says world needs a ‘brainwashing’ on climate change

    12/10/2017 4:01:31 AM PST · by EBH · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/6/2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    California Gov. Jerry Brown took the anti-Trump resistance to the Vatican over the weekend, declaring that the world is in need of a so-called “brainwashing” on climate change. In an appearance Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Mr. Brown assured leaders that the “Trump factor” on climate change is minimal compared to the efforts taking place worldwide, but that it’s not the only problem fueling delusions on the climate threat, The Sacramento Beereported. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” the Democratic governor, who has been a vocal opponent of the president’s...
  • World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

    11/05/2017 10:27:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 4, 2017 | Christopher Caldego
    VATICAN CITY Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. “That’s nothing to cheer about, because if it was only Trump that was a problem, we’d have it solved. But that’s not our only problem. “The problem … is us. It’s our whole way...
  • World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

    11/04/2017 9:27:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 04, 2017 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. “That’s nothing to cheer about, because if it was only Trump that was a problem, we’d have it solved. But that’s not our only problem.
  • We spend more to jail our kids than to educate them. It’s time we stop

    10/24/2017 5:02:30 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 97 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | October 24, 2017 | President, NEA. Lily Eskelsen García
    In 2015 we voted unanimously at the NEA Representative Assembly to confront institutional racism in our schools. That means looking at the structures and processes that advantage some students and disadvantage others, especially students of color. Those structures and processes include the harsh disciplinary practices that directly or indirectly push students out of school and into the criminal justice system. We call this the school to prison pipeline. We’re standing together to shut down the pipeline and bring an end to the unfair imposition of discipline that alienates far too many students from their own schools. NEA is building awareness, educating members and the community...
  • Las Vegas guard Jesus Campos vanished after visiting urgent-care clinic, union leader says

    10/16/2017 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 Oct 2017 | Fox News
    The Mandalay Bay security guard who disappeared last week moments before he was scheduled to break his silence in television interviews has not been seen since he went to a walk-in health clinic, his union president said. David Hickey of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) told reporters Friday that he got a text the night before saying Jesus Campos was taken to a UMC Quick Care facility, though he did not specify where or whom the text came from. A spokesperson at the UMC Quick Care, which has eight locations throughout the Las Vegas area, told...
  • Texas State University Seeks Math Professors Committed To ‘Social Justice’

    10/11/2017 1:35:01 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Texas State University has opened two new job openings for math education professors, with the caveat that they have to demonstrate a commitment to social justice. According to a Campus Reform report Tuesday, the university is seeking—for at least one of the two math professorship positions—not only a commitment to social justice, but “evidence of research” on the subject..... “We are especially interested in applicants whose scholarly interests and work include attention to the concerns of race, ethnicity, multilingualism, immigrant, social class, gender, and diversity, broadly defined,” the notice states.
  • Here's a model for understanding "The Media." Don't think of the media as NEWS, but as LEADS.

    09/02/2017 10:09:59 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 17 replies
    FrameGameRadio@FrameGames (Twitter) ^ | 24 Aug 2017 | FrameGameRadio
    1. I've written about this before, but IT'S IMPORTANT & I want it to stick. MSM journos MUST follow AP standards. Here's the Altright one.pic.twitter.com/DFSWXUPDTr 1:37 PM - 1 Sep 2017
  • School Board Under Fire After ‘Transgender Reveal’ Leaves Students Confused About Who They Are

    08/22/2017 2:57:51 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/22/2017 | Grace Carr
    These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” said Karen England of the Capitol Resource Institute, according to CBS Sacramento. “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” England said at the board meeting Monday night. I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family,” a meeting attendee said regarding her daughter. “It’s really about the parents being informed and involved and giving us the choice...
  • How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet

    08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet BY KERRY FLYNN JUL 20, 2017 Fake news, terrorist propaganda, hateful comments — the internet is not the nicest place in the world. Jigsaw is trying to change that. Formerly under Google, Jigsaw now is a subsidiary within Alphabet. The company, under the direction of Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen who serves as founder and CEO of Jigsaw, focuses on researching some of the darkest corners of the internet and implementing ways to address them. Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Jigsaw,...
  • Obama Decree Unleashes “Behavioral Science” Squad to “Nudge” You

    09/19/2015 4:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | September 18, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Prepare to be “nudged” by Obama's new “behavioral science” squads — for your own good, of course. Under the guise of better “serving” the American people through government, Obama signed an executive order this week calling for federal agencies and departments to deploy emerging “behavioral science” techniques against the public.Among other goals, the expansion of federal mind manipulation is supposed to help more Americans access government welfare programs, take their “recommended” vaccines, supply more information about themselves to the federal government, and accelerate the transition toward what Obama called “a low-carbon economy.” The controversial decree, signed on September 15, explicitly...
  • A Small Social Experiment on the Effectiveness of Media Brainwashing

    05/26/2017 6:22:58 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    With recent denouncements of President Trump and the entirely unsurprising calls for impeachment (that were in fact being called for by the same people before he even took office), coupled with the fact that yesterday marked 18 years to the day that the Clinton impeachment began, I thought I might try a small social experiment to find out just how much work has been done by the Liberal media to brainwash today’s youth. This is an incredibly unscientific experiment, but every word is true. Not being an American, I do pride myself on having a fairly good grasp of American...