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  • Chelsea Clinton states a person with a beard and a penis can 'absolutely' identify as a woman [tr]

    10/14/2019 3:56:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2019 | Kayle Brantley
    It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo. The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don't appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification. In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, 'Yes.' However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked 'uneasy', and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting. 'Errr. I'm just learning about this,' Hillary responded. 'It's a very...
  • Nobel Economics Prize for 2019 awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer

    10/14/2019 3:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2019 | Staff
    Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. “This year’s Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty,” the academy said in statement.
  • 10 takeaways: These two teams just forced their way into the playoff conversation [CFB Week 7]

    10/13/2019 5:06:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 13, 2019 | Pete Thamel
    Until Saturday, the list of legitimate national title contenders in college football fit in a neat box. There was Alabama, Georgia and LSU in the SEC. Clemson from the ACC, Ohio State from the Big Ten and Oklahoma from the Big 12 were mixed among them. Sure, there were arguments and outliers for other programs and leagues. But as the season passed its halfway point, there were really only compelling cases for six programs to be hoisting the crystal ball in mid-January. On Saturday, Georgia took a stunning exit that forced us to re-examine the legitimacy of the remaining dozen...
  • Michigan State University bans ‘racially, culturally, or ethnically based’ costumes for Halloween

    10/11/2019 10:39:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    American Mirror ^ | October 10, 2019 | Victor Skinner
    Students at Michigan State University are getting an education in how they can avoid offending people with culturally inappropriate Halloween costumes in what’s becoming a new tradition that undermines the university’s own identity. The unsolicited advice on what to wear on fright night appeared on message boards in campus residences this week to help students answer the question “Is your Halloween costume racist?” according to The Morning Watch, the school’s conservative news site. What’s become an annual reminder from MSU’s Residence Education and Housing Services spells out the difference between “cultural appropriation vs. appreciation.” When students are selecting a Halloween...
  • Steve Kerr On Chinese Human Rights Abuses: What About Gun Violence In The U.S.?

    10/11/2019 8:41:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2019 | Allahpundit
    The competition has been stiff and there are still hours to go before close of business but I feel like this guy has already clinched the distinction of NBA China Cuck of the Week. Congrats to the Warriors on their first title of 2019.
  • Protesters interrupt CNN LGBTQ town hall to highlight plight of black transgender women

    10/11/2019 6:44:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kate Sullivan
    Protesters interrupted the CNN LGBTQ town hall on Thursday to highlight the plight of black transgender women, at one point taking the mic from a questioner. Advocates tracked the deaths of at least 26 transgender people in the US in 2018, according to the Human Rights Campaign. In 2019, at least 19 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed, according to HRC.
  • College Football Schedule for Week 7: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/10/2019 9:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 6, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 7 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Treasure hunters uncover pristine gold coins in wreckage of ship that sank in 1840 [tr]

    10/10/2019 8:11:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2019 | Michael Havis
    Treasure hunters have struck gold while diving a wreck thought to have sunk with tens of millions of dollars worth of currency. The Steamship North Carolina, a 200ft long side wheel steamer, sank on July 25, 1840, after colliding with her sister ship, the Governor Dudley, 20 miles off the South Carolina coast. And while all passengers and crew were able to escape from one ship to the other, their cargo was lost – including a hoard of gold coins.
  • Amazon Workers May Be Watching Your Cloud Cam Home Footage [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/10/2019 7:17:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | October 10, 2019 | Natalia Drozdiak, Giles Turner and Matt Day
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  • Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke

    10/10/2019 6:59:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | October 10, 2019 | Colin Dwyer
    In an unusual move, the Swedish Academy doled out Nobel Prizes in literature to two authors on Thursday: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, who won the postponed 2018 award, and Austrian author Peter Handke, who won the prize for this year. The academy's permanent secretary, Mats Malm, announced the winners at a press briefing in Stockholm. Tokarczuk, 57, was recognized "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the judges' citation, released Thursday. And judges said Handke, 76, won "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored...
  • Tempers flare as millions in California endure power outages from PG&E

    10/10/2019 6:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 179 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 10. 2019 | Taryn Luna, Maria L. La Ganga, Patrick McGreevy, Joseph Serna
    Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the state’s largest utility shut off power to millions of Californians in a drastic attempt to avoid the killer wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres, caused billions of dollars in damage and spurred cries for widespread change in how electricity is delivered over the state’s aging grid.
  • Young people are quitting their jobs in droves. Here's why

    10/10/2019 6:24:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 10, 2019 | Megan Henney
    Young people are spearheading mental health awareness at the workplace. About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have quit their jobs for mental health reasons, according to a new study conducted by Mind Shares Partners, SAP and Quatrics. It was published in Harvard Business Review.
  • Lincoln Riley: Sooners won't do Horns Down vs. Texas

    10/09/2019 11:07:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 7, 2019 | Dave Wilson
    Lincoln Riley found a way to handle the Horns Down controversy that has lingered in the Big 12. Asked Monday how he'll address the issue with his team for Saturday's Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Riley simply said, "Our players won't do it."
  • This Daryl Morey-China Situation is the NBA-Loving Sports Media's Worst Nightmare

    10/09/2019 10:52:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | October 8, 2019 | Bobby Burack
    Most of the time, when a sports story becomes mainstream, those that cover sports look at it as an opportunity. It's a chance to be critical and step outside of sticking to sports. But the latest story to intertwine between sports and politics could be their worst nightmare. That is because it involves the one thing the new media has declared untouchable: the NBA. The Daryl Morey-China situation has really ruined things for the media and their narrative. This is a league that most media members under 45 - though, plenty over it too - say is much better than...
  • String Theory Does Not Win a Nobel, and I Win a Bet

    10/09/2019 8:12:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Scientific America ^ | October 9, 2019 | John Horgan
    I just won a bet I made in 2002 with physicist Michio Kaku. I bet him $1,000 that “by 2020, no one will have won a Nobel Prize for work on superstring theory, membrane theory, or some other unified theory describing all the forces of nature.” This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, which recognized solid work in cosmology (yay Jim Peebles!) and astronomy, was Kaku’s last chance to win before 2020. Kaku and I made the bet under the auspices of Long Bets, a “public arena for enjoyably competitive predictions, of interest to society, with philanthropic money at stake.” Long...
  • LaGuardia, Newark, and Honolulu's airport are rated the worst among passengers [tr]

    10/09/2019 7:24:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2019 | Keith Griffith
    A new passenger survey ranks New York's LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International in New Jersey and Honolulu International as the worst airports in the nation. The J.D. Power 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study ranked passenger satisfaction with North American airports on a 1,000-point scale in the mega, large and medium size categories. In the 'mega' category, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport ranks highest in passenger satisfaction with a score of 786. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport/Wold (779) ranks second among the megas, while Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (777) and Orlando International Airport (777) rank third in a tie.
  • All of the NBA's official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league

    10/09/2019 6:40:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2019 | Michelle Toh and Laura He
    All of the NBA's official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league as it grapples with the fallout from a team manager's controversial tweet about Hong Kong. NBA China lists 11 wholly-owned Chinese companies as its official partners in the country on its website, all of which now say they have halted business with the league, according to a review by CNN Business of company statements and social media posts. CTrip (CTRP), China's biggest online travel website, said Tuesday that it "dropped all NBA-related tickets and travel products" from its platform. Mengniu Dairy, one of the country's top milk...
  • Brazen protesters hold RAVE beneath Nelson's Column and plant trees next to Big Ben [tr]

    10/09/2019 3:06:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2019 | Martin Robinson, and Shekhar Bhatia
    Shameless Extinction Rebellion zealots are raving in Trafalgar Square and planting trees outside Parliament today as the Met has been forced to admit they have been overwhelmed by the world's largest eco-camp in London. The Met has so far arrested 531 people - almost filling London's 683 station cells - but at least 5,000 activists say they are willing to be held with teams of eight officers being used to carry away each one. Scotland Yard's attempts to reopen two miles of streets around Parliament have failed - hours after warning they would arrest anyone who had not moved to...
  • TV shows will have to meet diversity targets on gender, race and sexuality among characters [tr]

    10/09/2019 2:53:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2019 | Tim Stickings
    TV shows will have to meet a series of diversity requirements to be eligible for Bafta awards under new rules. The BFI Diversity Standards, which cover race, gender and sexual orientation among other categories, are already part of the criteria for Bafta's film awards and are now being extended to cover small-screen productions. The rules will be piloted in Bafta's TV awards next year and will be fully introduced in 2021, the academy said. In addition, Bafta committees and jury members are receiving training in 'unconscious bias' in an effort to promote diversity.
  • Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's [tr]

    10/08/2019 3:06:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Deadspin ^ | October 8, 2019 | Laura Wagner
    If you watched ESPN yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after tweeting and then deleting his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after talking head castigate Morey for sending the tweet, speculation over whether he’d keep his job, speculation about the sincerity of his convictions, discussions about what this meant for the Rockets’ bottom line, the observation that it’s unreasonable to expect for-profit companies like the NBA to act morally, and the non-take that cowing to China is...