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  • Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later

    07/12/2020 9:27:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 150 replies
    msn.com ^ | 07/13/2020 | Les Carpenter
    The Washington Redskins plan to announce Monday morning that they will change their team name, three people with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday night. The team is not expected to reveal a new name until a later date. Two people with knowledge of the team’s plans said Sunday that the preferred replacement name is tied up in a trademark fight, which is why the team can’t announce the new name Monday.
  • CNN Compiles List of “Unforgivable” Statues & Place Names, Suggesting They Should be Changed or Removed

    06/16/2020 7:41:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Summit News ^ | 06/16/20 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Inciting the mob to target more American monuments. CNN has compiled a list of “unforgivable” statues and place names, leading some to accuse the network of inciting the mob to tear them down. Since the riots in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, numerous statues and monuments across the country have been defaced and torn down. In one case, a statue fell on top of a protester in Portsmouth, Virginia, leaving him in a coma and in Albuquerque yesterday, a mob tearing down a statue turned on and attacked an armed man, leading to a protester being shot...
  • 53 people arrested in Boston after George Floyd protests. Here are their names and charges

    06/01/2020 2:01:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 1, 2020 | Rick Sobey
    Boston Police arrested 53 people downtown Sunday night following a peaceful protest that devolved into violence and looting in the wake of last week’s death of a black man by police in Minneapolis. Of the 53 people arrested, 27 people were from Boston, 24 from other Massachusetts communities, and two from out of state. Another person from out of state will be summonsed.
  • Dixie Highway name condemned by Miami-Dade commissioners. ‘Get over it? ... Hell no’

    02/05/2020 4:53:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | FEBRUARY 05, 2020 | BY DOUGLAS HANKS
    Miami-Dade commissioners pledged Tuesday to remove “Dixie Highway” from county road signs after the board’s senior African-American declared the longstanding name a tribute to the states that fought to keep Americans enslaved during the Civil War. “Dixie Highway was named for the Dixie states. ... The Dixie states seceded from the union because they wanted to continue the inhumane institution of slavery,” said Commissioner Dennis Moss, who represents South Dade, where Dixie Highway is one of the busiest commuting routes. “This is what the name ‘Dixie’ stands for, and it is why we are having this discussion today.”
  • Most women feel pressure to change last name, get joint bank account

    Seven in 10 women think there is a societal pressure for women to become subordinate by taking their husband’s last name after getting married. That’s not all — another element of marriage that makes women feel stifled is the joint bank account.
  • Don’t Believe in the Planned Islamic Takeover of America? Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the U.S. for first time

    12/05/2019 8:31:06 AM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    DCDirtyLaundry ^ | 12/05/2019 | Dean Garrison
    If you don’t believe people like myself who constantly talk about how Muslims are not here to assimilate, but rather dominate, maybe you will start to take our argument a little more seriously in time. Here’s some good or bad news, depending on how you feel about the matter … Muhammad just made the list, for the first time, of popular baby names in the United States.
  • Cook Islands considers name change to reflect heritage

    03/06/2019 5:54:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | March 6, 2019
    The Cook Islands in the South Pacific is considering a name change to reflect its Polynesian heritage. The nation was named after British explorer James Cook who landed on the islands in the 1700s. A committee is considering 60 options in Cook Islands Maori including Rangiaroa, meaning Love from the Heavens and Raroatua which translates as We Stand Under God.
  • OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media

    11/29/2018 2:13:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 105 replies
    ABC7 ^ | November 28, 2018
    A Southwest Airlines gate agent at John Wayne Airport is accused of being awful in front of a five-year old girl - and on social media - because of her unique name. The girl's mother says the agent made fun of the name and even posted a photo of her boarding pass on social media for others to chime in. Five-year-old Abcde Redford pronounces her name "ab-city."
  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them

    09/24/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them Msgr. Charles Pope • September 23, 2018 • Over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary of sin. Saying “I have sinned” is often replaced by “I made a mistake,” or “I made a poor decision,” or “I’m sorry if my behavior was hurtful in some way.”Not only are we slow to say we have sinned, we are also ignorant of the subtleties of sin, in part because our vocabulary about sin is so limited. In this state we lose a certain advantage over sin because...
  • Plutonian craters to be named after Star Trek characters

    08/31/2018 11:33:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies
    astrobites ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Ruth Angus
    n July of this year (2015), NASA’s New Horizons mission will fly past Pluto and its moons. It will map the surface of the Plutonian system in unprecedented detail, revealing craters and other surface features for the first time. In preparation for the deluge of newly discovered craters, mountains, crevasses and other surface features, Mamajek et al. discuss a naming system for Pluto and its moons. Pluto is one of the last large planetesimals in the Solar system to have its surface imaged in detail. Pluto’s surface features will reveal the history of its life in the alien conditions at...
  • Group plans ‘black-led boycott’ for inaction on renaming Faneuil Hall

    07/26/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Brooks Sutherland
    A group pushing to change the name of iconic marketplace Faneuil Hall is now calling for a national “black-led boycott” of the tourist site after being “avoided and rebuffed” by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to its founder. Kevin Peterson said the New Democracy Coalition has been reaching out to the mayor for more than a year and a half about a name change through letters, press conferences and office visits.
  • Hipster parents admit they regret their babies’ ‘cool’ names

    06/15/2018 5:05:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 133 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 06/13/18 | Rachelle Bergstein
    Naomi Tomky was still laid out on the operating table after an emergency C-section when the earliest pangs of regret kicked in. “The baby was being lifted over my head,” the 34-year-old freelance writer remembers, “and the anesthesiologist was like, ‘what’s her name?’ I started explaining and was like, oh God, what have I done?” Tomky’s now 8-month-old daughter is Tove (pronounced TOH-vah), a Swedish moniker that’s typically said like TOO-vah, but in this case, the expectant parents from Seattle changed the pronunciation for a twist. “My husband has Swedish heritage and then Tova, or Tovah, is a common Hebrew...
  • Yawkey T stop could be renamed if street changes (Boston)

    09/06/2017 8:11:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 6, 2017 | Matt Stout
    The state Department of Transportation will “follow the lead” of the city and rename the Yawkey commuter rail station — as some lawmakers have advocated — if Boston officials ultimately rebrand nearby Yawkey Way, a MassDOT spokeswoman said. State transportation officials say they aren’t “actively exploring or considering” renaming Yawkey Station amid a debate over its controversial namesake, former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey.
  • Man calls for the town of Amherst, MA, to be renamed

    09/05/2017 9:05:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/5/17 | Charpentier
    On Aug. 16, William Bowen of Belchertown emailed town and state officials asking them to no longer recognize Lord Jeffery Amherst and rename the town of Amherst. The issue of Lord Amherst and his violent crimes against Native Americans has been on Bowen’s mind since he first started driving through Amherst nearly 39 years ago. Bowen sent his petition to his town officials, Amherst’s town officials and state officials, sharing his views and stance on the town of Amherst being named after a “glorified butcher of Native Americans,” according to Bowen. “It’s like naming a town after Adolf Hitler,” Bowen...
  • Purdue researcher verifies the existence of 53 people mentioned in Hebrew Bible

    06/17/2017 3:19:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Greensburg Daily News ^ | June 17, 2017
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lawrence Mykytiuk cannot document that everything in the Bible took place. What the Purdue University Libraries professor can do is show you that many of the people written about did, in fact, exist.“While some would put their hand on the Bible and really mean it when they take an oath, a few revisionist academics would throw it out and say, ‘That’s creative writing.’ I was looking for concrete, objective evidence outside of the Bible that would help build the case,” said Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science.Mykytiuk (pronounced MICK-ee-took) has added three names to the...
  • Beijing 'bans Muslim baby names with religious meanings'

    04/25/2017 8:01:58 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 24 replies
    UCANews ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff
    Muslims in Xinjiang region can no longer use names such as Mecca, Imam and Saddam. Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned dozens of baby names with religious meanings that are widely used by Muslims elsewhere in the world. Sources in Hotan, in the southern part of the region, had previously detailed a list of banned names in 2015, but the ban now appears to have been rolled out region-wide, Radio Free Asia reported. Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules...
  • Why do exorcists ask demons to reveal their names?

    04/06/2017 2:33:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 5, 2017 | Chiara Santomiero
    In this interview with an exorcist from Switzerland, we're told the devil isn't everywhere—but don't go looking for him either, just in case. With our modern mentality, the subjects of exorcism and demonic possession generally inspire a reaction somewhere between fascination and open incredulity. This is the stuff of movies, but it also makes you think.For the Catholic Church, though, exorcism is something governed with a book of ritual, De exorcismis et supplicationibus quibusdam (Rite of exorcism and prayers for particular circumstances, adopted in 1998 to replace the previous, older version, which may still be used), and it is subject to certain conditions and prescriptions.The motivations...
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.” “My daughter’s...
  • Kenya names its babies 'Air Force One Obama'

    07/25/2015 8:15:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | Jul 25, 2015
    Now, a batch of Kenyan newborn babies will be called 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night two mothers in the western city of Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president's jet, Air Force One. "I have decided to call my baby Air Force One Barack Obama so that we can all...