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  • Dog rescued in Afghanistan may get new home in the States

    12/04/2019 4:49:45 PM PST · by Jemian · 30 replies
    FoxNews13 ^ | Dec 4, 2019 | Kimberly Kuizon
    Sydney Eicher waits with her newborn son to hear any news from her husband, Joe who is serving in the Army. Lately, their conversation is about a dog named Ragnar.  "They were on a mission and they went to this house and dog was in really bad shape," Eicher said.  She says her husband’s unit found Ragnar tied up in a compound while on a mission in a remote area of Afghanistan. One soldier, Sergeant First Class Josh Lott, traded rations for the dog.  "He had a lot of fleas and stuff,” Eicher explained. “He was really malnourished. They had to do...
  • The Philadelphia Phillies Sue to Keep Their Mascot From Becoming a Free Agent

    08/02/2019 7:32:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 2, 2019 | Eriq Gardner
    The Philadelphia Phillies are doing more than just competing for a place in this year's baseball playoffs. On Friday, the club filed suit in New York federal court over an attempt to grab ownership to the "Phanatic," the team's mascot. According to the complaint, Bill Giles, Phillies' executive vp, created the vision for the mascot in the 1970s — a green, fat, furry, big-nosed character accessible to children. The team says it worked with a company called Harrison/Erickson to develop the costume for the Phanatic. The firm was paid $215,000, according to the complaint. Dave Raymond, an intern in the...
  • Discussions over potential Killingly High School mascot change still ongoing

    06/27/2019 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Puppage · 26 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 06/27/2019 | Hector Ramirez II
    KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) The future of Killingly High School‘s nickname is still unclear as of Thursday morning. During a meeting on Wednesday, the school board decided to table the vote on whether to change it. For more than 80 years, students there have been called the “Redmen.” Their mascot is a chief wearing feathers, but now that could come to an end as some are calling it racist. “It’s more of a pride and honor thing. We respect what we wear. I wouldn’t wear something I don’t respect!” Killingly is not the first local town to take this up. Manchester...
  • “Keep your Marxist hands off Gritty”: WSJ writer fumes over allegations that a mascot is antifa

    10/14/2018 5:46:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Vice ^ | 10/08/18 | Rex Santus
    Gritty, the bright orange, furry, 7-foot creature of Philadelphian origin, is no longer a simple mascot for a hockey team: Antifa activists have co-opted him as their own. In fact, they so effectively claimed Gritty as a working-class, leftist icon that the Wall Street Journal was forced to publish an anguished op-ed Monday demanding that these people keep their “Marxist hands off Gritty.” “The same leftists who want statues of Thomas Jefferson removed are now petitioning for Gritty to replace Mayor Frank Rizzo on a downtown mural,” Jillian Kay Melchior said in the Wall Street Journal op-ed. “Gritty belongs to...
  • Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu

    09/21/2018 6:22:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 21, 2018 01:30am ET | Mike Wall,
    Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu since late June, deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B at 12:05 a.m. EDT (0405 GMT) today (Sept. 21). The event occurred when the mother ship was about 180 feet (55 meters) above Ryugu's pockmarked, boulder-strewn surface, mission team members said. "The separation of MINERVA-II1 has been confirmed! The state of the spacecraft is normal," JAXA officials announced via Twitter just after the rovers deployed. That confirmation came after an apparently tense descent for Hayabusa2 flight controllers. "In the control room, you can hear the sound...
  • They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

    09/22/2018 7:10:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The rovers are part of the MINERVA-II1 program, and are designed to hop along the asteroid's surface, taking photographs and gathering data. In fact, one of the initial images sent home by the hoppers is awfully blurry, since the robot snapped it while still on the go. In order to complete the deployment, the main spacecraft of the Hayabusa2 mission lowered itself carefully down toward the surface until it was just 120 feet (55 meters) up. After the rovers were on their way, the spacecraft raised itself back up to its typical altitude of about 12.5 miles above the asteroid's...
  • Japanese spacecraft drops observation device onto asteroid

    10/03/2018 4:32:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) — A German-French observation device safely landed on an asteroid on Wednesday after a Japanese spacecraft released it as part of a research effort that could find clues about the origin of the solar system, Japanese space officials said. The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, was released from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 and successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft went as close as about 50 meters (160 feet) to the asteroid’s surface to release the box-shaped lander.
  • Indian mascot at HS gets blessing from tribe — and without cultural controversy: ‘I’m honored’

    05/15/2018 3:27:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    In these days of just about anything bearing Native American imagery getting trashed in the name of cultural sensitivity — particularly team and school mascots — one Colorado high school and one tribe are showing America how real learning and communication comes to life. Strasburg High School has always been “Home of the Indians,” but instead of banning the name and the logos that mark hallways and uniforms, students at the school decided to reach out to the region’s Northern Arapaho Tribe, KCNC-TV reported. A collaboration is born The students worked with the tribe to make subtle changes to the...
  • Mascot Controversy At Cal State Long Beach

    05/02/2018 2:42:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    Instead of spreading school spirit a mascot has caused some controversy on a local college campus. As CBSLA's Jo Kwon tells us, administrators at Cal State Long Beach are now taking action.
  • Rail safety organization concerned about Selma Middle School's 'Railblazers' mascot

    04/05/2018 3:42:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/04/18 | Janine Bowen
    SELMA, N.C. — A state organization committed to rail safety education has voiced concern about the controversial decision to change the mascot at Selma Middle School. The Johnston County Board of Education voted 5-2 last month to change the mascot at the school from the Vikings to the “Railblazers.” School officials said the decision is rooted in the school’s participation in the Restart program, which allows low-performing schools to adopt charter school-like flexibility, including extending the school day and using funds in ways not designated by the state.
  • Team picks white man mascot to make point

    03/10/2002 7:27:34 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 350 replies · 2,462+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 10 Mar 02 | Julio Ochoa
    Team picks white man mascot to make point nbsp;Story Bynbsp;Julio Ochoa An intramural basketball team at the University of Northern Colorado called quot;The Fighting Whitiesquot; is turning the tables on the Eaton mascot issue. Led by Solomon Little Owl, director of Native American Student Services at UNC, the team chose a white man as its mascot to raise awareness and understanding of stereotypes that some cultures endure. quot;The message is, let's do something that will let people see the other side of what it's like to be a mascot,quot; Little Owl said. quot;I am really offended by this mascot issue,...
  • Holy Cross Decision on Whether To Keep 'Crusader' Nickname

    02/03/2018 5:51:07 PM PST · by SonofCuchulainn · 23 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Saturday, February 3, 2018 | New Boston Post Staff
    The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts announced its decision Saturday about whether to keep Crusader as its mascot and nickname or ditch it so as not to offend Muslims.
  • Is Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” also racist? [ESPN’s Max Kellerman says yes]

    01/30/2018 4:31:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 30, 2018 05:19 PM | Frances Mulraney
    Speaking on the decision of the Cleveland Indians to no longer make use of the mascot Chief Wahoo as their uniform logo from 2019 onwards, co-host of ESPN’s “First Take” Max Kellerman argued on Tuesday that the University of Notre Dame should also be among those sports teams that take note of the offense caused by their mascot and make move to change it. […] As well as wholeheartedly standing behind the decision of the Cleveland Indians, Kellerman next went one step further, drawing in the Notre Dame name as an example of another sports franchise that should show the...
  • Holy Cross [College] May Shed Crusader Moniker

    11/28/2017 6:45:48 AM PST · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 27 November 2017 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The College of the Holy Cross is mulling whether to shed its century-old sports symbol the "Crusader" out of concerns the image of a Christian warrior might be offensive to Muslims.
  • Arguable: In defense of Chief Wahoo

    09/23/2017 7:33:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/18/17 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are racist emblems. Chief Wahoo isn’t one of them. “Everything about the Indians is awesome except their very racist logo,” proclaimed a USA Today headline last Monday. Cleveland’s baseball team was at that point 18 victories into an amazing winning streak that would stretch to 22 — an American League record, and the longest winning streak in major league baseball in more than a century. But baseball writer Ted Berg devoted only a few sentences to the Indians’ brilliant performance before moving to his main subject: “the extremely racist logo they insist on wearing on their caps.” On any...
  • Petition to Change ‘Warrior’ Mascot: ‘White People Stole From, Raped and Murdered’

    09/07/2017 2:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | Kyle Brady
    South Carolina’s ‘Wando Warrior’ under fire A group of students at Wando High School in South Carolina recently started a petition calling for their campus to scrap its mascot, the “Wando Warrior,” saying it’s racist because white people killed and raped Native Americans. Native Americans “are people that white people stole from, raped and murdered for their own benefit years ago and pushed to reservations and manipulated today,” the petition states. It goes on to argue the Wando mascot is not only racist “in and of itself,” it also normalizes racism in the eyes of children: “Young kids go to...
  • Leftists Target the Star-Spangled Banner, USC’s Horse

    08/29/2017 1:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Get this. Have you all heard of the controversy at USC? The USC mascot is the Trojans, which some might say is a condom. But actually a Trojan is a soldier. Well, the Trojan mascot at USC football games rides a white horse. Do you know the name of the white horse, traditionally, whatever the horse is, there might have been a bunch of horses over the many generations that the Trojan has ridden a horse, it’s required a lot of horses, always a white horse. The horse’s name is Traveler. Well, guess who else’s horse was named Traveler?...
  • Confederate statue debate moves west on horseback

    08/21/2017 10:57:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-20-17 | Andrew Malcolm
    Well, it’s about time. After some Confederate statue-topplings, but before any Confederate book burnings, California protesters are now targeting a horse. A beautiful Arabian. The creature’s unforgivable crime? His name is similar to the horse ridden by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee 152 years ago, Traveler. Only Lee’s horse used two L’s–Traveller. Traveler is the official mascot of the University of Southern California. With a sword-waving, faux warrior in the saddle, he gallops all over the home field whenever the USC Trojan football team scores, which it’s expected to do a lot this season. Unless you went to Notre Dame,...
  • Baseball card company drops Chief Wahoo for ‘Block C’ logo

    08/20/2017 9:33:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DAVE NETHERS
    CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Indians' gradual evolution away from the familiar Chief Wahoo mascot appears to have made its way to the baseball card industry. Under pressure to separate itself from the age-old mascot by individuals who have made a public appeal claiming it to be offensive, the team now calls the 'Block C' its primary logo. But baseball card companies, including Topps, which is one of the largest, have included the logo along with players' images for years. This year, however, the card company appears not to be airbrushing the logo from the players photographs, but it seems to be...
  • Dumbest News Story of the Day

    08/19/2017 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 19,2017 | John Hinderaker
    At the University of Southern California, activists have pointed out that the horse that the school’s Trojan mascot rides around the football stadium on has almost the same name as Robert E. Lee’s horse! The Los Angeles Times reports: When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt. Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX...