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  • Diversity has been given a bad name by “progressives”

    02/05/2014 9:20:03 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/14 | Jerry Todd
    Today’s “progressive” has such a limited mindset, it’s a wonder they can find their way to the bathroom in the morning. Being severely “corpus colosum challenged” – meaning they cannot process and integrate left and right brain signals (except for designing video games) to arrive at cogent and reasonable conclusions. An ancient text referred to this as “ever learning, but never coming to the knowledge of truth…” Diversity in their limited perception means merely simple human divisions of race, gender, ethnicity and economic status – with today’s strange nod to sexual “preference.” True diversity goes infinitely deeper into the endless...
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told “Our world has changed...
  • Titanic iceberg simulator in Chinese theme park 'in bad taste'

    01/17/2014 8:44:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 January 2014 Last updated at 07:07 ET
    ...a Northern Ireland politician has said. The attraction in Sichuan province, about 930 miles from the sea, will let hundreds of people at a time experience the shipwreck. The Titanic was built in east Belfast. Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Jim Rodgers said he had asked the Chinese firm behind the 1bn yuan (Ł100.7m) project to reconsider their plans. He said that while it was a "great idea" to build the Titanic replica at the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, "to have a simulation of an iceberg collision is going a step too far".
  • Confederate flag firefighter's ax leads to changes

    01/13/2014 1:34:47 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 5 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2014 | unknown
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County firefighter's decision to paint a confederate flag on a county-owned fire ax has resulted in a 12-hour unpaid suspension, Channel 9 has learned. The ax was discovered at the scene of a house fire in Pine Hills. The report claims a black man who lived at the home that was burning was already upset about the fire at his home, so when a fire department lieutenant saw the ax with the flag painted on it, he told a supervisor about it and took it away before the homeowner saw it.
  • Tony Scott, Hank Kleeman, Kara Hultgreen and the F-14 Tomcat:...

    01/12/2014 6:10:37 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    theaviationist ^ | Sep 01 2012 | By David Cenciotti
    ...three (tragic) stories and a legendary plane Few days ago, Dario Leone, a long time reader and a huge F-14 Tomcat fan, sent me an email to point out what he had noticed about the date Tony Scott, the famous director of “Top Gun”, chose to commit suicide. He had observed that Aug. 19 was the 31th anniversary of the day when two F-14s downed two Libyan fighters in 1981 (something that Scott, most probably, didn’t even know) and provided some interesting news about the fate of the two Tomcats involved in the dogfight and their crew members. “Top Gun...
  • Aldi takes 'Australia Est 1788' T-shirts off shelves after racism complaints

    01/08/2014 5:24:22 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/7/14 | Bridie Jabour
    ...Supermarket chain says decision to remove the design followed tweets 'by a limited number of concerned customers' Aldi has removed T-shirts from its Australia Day range after the supermarket chain was accused of racism. Aldi advertised shirts which said “Australia Est 1788” to go on sale as part of its Australia Day range. The shirts drew criticism on Twitter where the supermarket was accused of racism for seeming to say Australia was only established after it was colonised in 1788, despite the existence of an Indigenous population before then. In a statement Aldi Australia said it had decided to remove...
  • HISD school bus drivers disciplined for praying after child's death

    01/05/2014 9:06:40 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    KTRK-TV (Houston TX) ^ | December 31, 2013 | Deborah Wrigley
    Houston ISD bus drivers came together to support a coworker and to protest a move by the school district. Related Content More: Free ABC13 iPhone, iPad and Android apps More: Got a story idea? Let us know! Several drivers were reprimanded for praying with that coworker, after she lost a child. In response to that -- they're praying even more. On December 16, a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she walked home from school in north Harris County. She would later die from her injuries. She was the daughter of an HISD bus driver, whose coworkers rallied...
  • Herd behavior, political correctness and our Republic

    01/05/2014 9:52:02 AM PST · by DanMiller · 19 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 5, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Groups of people often emulate flocks of sheep. Sheep are not politically correct, but political correctness appears to be a subset of herd behavior. In October of 2012 I wrote that Political Correctness is a Communicable Disease. Political correctness (also known as rhetorical cowardice) involves being less than candid, not only about various protected classes but also about unprotected classes. Protected classes include some but not all members of racial (Black, Latin American and American Indian but generally not Oriental) and religious (e.g., Muslim) minorities, gender specific (Feminist and “gay”) and ideological (Librul) groups. Unpleasant truths must not be tolerated. Pleasant truths sometimes...
  • Ever Wonder How "They" Write All That Spam?

    01/04/2014 8:17:08 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 10 replies
    Internet ^ | 4 January 2014 | RACookPE1978
    I'm a moderator on a popular science and energy (global (skeptical) warming) website, and we find all sorts of "interesting" real-world trash and spam as it gets caught in the filters. Found this today - due to some unknown error on the part of the anonymous robotic writer pawing through the internet - and wanted all interested parties to see "how" a spam writer thinks, and "programs his/her computer to "randomly generate" spam comments. { {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for...
  • Question: Best way to get music from my home server to my stereo system?

    01/03/2014 10:49:01 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 59 replies
    3 February 2013 | Notary Sojac
    I have over 300 GB of high quality (256 and 320 MP3, and FLAC) digital audio in a hard drive on my home server.About forty feet away is my living room stereo, an old but quite decent sounding Technics receiver (which far predates the networking era) and floor-standing JBL speakers.What I would like to figure out is a way to get the latter to pull tunes from the former, via my wireless router.Is there a device that will read the server contents and feed them to my existing receiver's audio inputs?? What is it?? Or do I need to get...
  • Happy New Year, America! I hope, but optimism is difficult to summon.

    01/01/2014 8:53:53 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 1, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Optimism is good and can often preserve sanity. However, excessive optimism led to disappointment in 2013 and worse seems likely in 2014.There are plenty of clowns, many of them in Washington. They are funny in weird ways but the giggles they produce suggest derision rather than pleasure.Political correctness = ideologically mandated conformityA&E's recent spasm of sanity was most likely due to its recognition of an impending reduction in its all-important bottom line. Accordingly, it decreed a temporary halt to that effort to mandate political correctness. It was only one battle and many more continue. What other forces of political correctness have decreed comparable...
  • Freedom of Speech: An Endangered Species

    12/31/2013 5:59:22 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 12 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 12/25/2013 | David R. Hoffman
    Although most Americans claim to venerate the ideal of freedom of speech when it comes to actual practice there are few purists. Unfortunately, most so-called advocates of freedom of speech in America subscribe to four basic rules: 1) Revere freedom of speech when you agree with what is being said, and revile it when you don't 2) Don't gauge the offensiveness of speech by what was said, but by whether it supports or contradicts your political, religious, social, and/or economic agendas 3) Realize that your hypocrisy will be camouflaged by the failure or refusal of most people to engage their...
  • CARSON: The feeling behind ‘Merry Christmas’--A wish of good cheer is not meant to offend

    12/25/2013 12:13:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent. Christmas carols were sung, presents were exchanged and food was consumed in a partylike atmosphere. There were very few people stoking the fires of sensitivity or trying to make everyone feel different. There’s nothing wrong with diversity, but there is also nothing wrong with unity and enjoying overarching fun and good will. When someone said “Merry Christmas,” it was regarded as a salutation of good...
  • Thou shalt not insult politically correct religions, cultures or desires

    12/23/2013 10:26:16 AM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 23, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairperson of both the Islamic Relations and Meretricious Relations Subcommittees. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation has received substantial Federal grants.  We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a...
  • Steve Martin Posts Racist Tweet, Promptly Apologizes

    12/23/2013 5:55:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 118 replies
    Steve Martin is under fire for tweeting a racist joke and offending many of his fans on Twitter, though he did delete it himself and apologize immediately. The actor/comedian was having some fun on Twitter, answering questions about grammar rules, in what is one of his usual hilarious social media routines. Then, things took a bad turn. When one of the 68-year-old's followers when one asked him "Is this how you spell lasonia?" Martin then replied with this racially charged joke: "It depends. Are you in an African-American neighborhood or at an Italian restaurant?" As mentioned, Martin quickly took the...
  • Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS

    12/21/2013 7:34:29 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS A company called InterActiveCorp just fired empoyee Justine Sacco because she tweeted the following:“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”Before Sacco made that tweet, The New York Times reported:“The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women.”This is precisely why math is the most politically incorrect academic subject. No matter how much the radical left wants to see “racism” where none exists – no matter how much they claim to be...
  • Politically Correct Season Carrols

    12/14/2013 3:43:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 14/12/13 | Eleutheria5
    Church and State Church and State They must separate The ACLU says they're gonna sue Oh, boy. I can hardly wait. Passing by the court In a rural southern town I see a Creche and snort Vowing to take it down, oh... Church and State Church and State They must separate The ACLU says they're gonna sue Oh, boy. I can hardly wait.
  • The truths you can't tell in today's Britain

    12/05/2013 8:30:07 AM PST · by IChing · 11 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/30/13 | Rod Liddle
    My memory gets addled sometimes, so maybe I’m wrong about this. But didn’t it used to be the case that when politicians were caught out lying, they made some sort of shame-faced apology to the nation and begged for our forgiveness? I’m sure that was it, you know. So if I’m right, to judge by the case of our Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, things have turned precisely 180 degrees. Mr Grieve has just offered a full and unqualified apology for having told the truth. I thought that politicians were meant to do that — tell the truth? And what an...
  • NORAD's Santa tracker draws criticism with fighter jet escort

    12/04/2013 11:58:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/13
    <p>North American Aerospace Defense Command website showing Santa Claus delivering presents while flanked by fighter jets has some child advocates raising concerns about Saint Nick's new travel companions.</p> <p>NORAD Tracks Santa, operated by the joint U.S.-Canada command, has provided children with information about Santa's whereabouts since 1955. In recent years, Santa updates have included animated videos showing Santa on his flight path.</p>
  • Why does Santa need a fighter escort? Children's groups outraged as NORAD militarises Christmas Eve

    12/04/2013 7:12:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 December 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Why does Santa need a fighter escort? Children's groups outraged as NORAD militarises Christmas Eve tracker • NORAD officials say the inclusion of jet fighters is a nod to the true mission of the agency - which is to track and intercept airborne threats Outraged child advocates are blasting NORAD's new 3D Santa Tracker program because it includes a fighter jet escort for jolly old Saint Nick. Some say the new online portrait could give kids the wrong impression about Santa Claus - associating him with the military and violence. But Pentagon officials argue the North American Aerospace Defense Command...
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine

    11/23/2013 4:01:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This one is truly a “man bites dog” story. Never before has a campaign for a seat on a local community college board mattered so much to so many, and we have Dave Wilson in Houston to thank for it. For Dave Wilson has proven that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Dave Wilson would’ve made C. Thomas Howell’s character in the 1980s cult classic movie Soul Man proud. The Caucasian Wilson took a page right out of that movie’s controversial playbook by leading voters in a largely black district to believe he was also black in order to win...
  • 'Black Pete' Makes Some See Red ... Racism Controversy Dampens Holland's Sinterklaas Tradition

    11/22/2013 11:39:38 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11/18/2013 | Rebecca Farivar
    • Racism controversy dampens Holland's Sinterklaas tradition Children across Europe eagerly await the arrival of St. Nicholas on December 6. But in Holland, the tradition has racist implications that the Dutch aren't quite willing to give up. For the Dutch, Sinterklaasavond (St. Nicholas Eve) on December 5 is the biggest celebration of the year - bigger than Christmas. That evening, families gather and exchange presents, and children leave out their shoes in the hopes that Sinterklaas will have fill them with candy by the next morning. What seems like a harmless holiday devoted to gifts, candy, and children, has a...
  • Taking A Stand Against Political Correctness

    11/16/2013 6:17:36 PM PST · by nancyvideo · 8 replies ^ | 11-15-13 | Nancy Morgan
    Political correctness is a hugely successful campaign that has effectively altered traditional standards of behavior in order to advance the political agenda of mostly left-leaning groups. From gay rights, to feminism to open borders, PC rules dictate that you conform with the prevailing group-think at the risk of social ostracism.
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • STUDY: White Racists More Likely To Be Gun Owners

    11/07/2013 6:45:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    The Washington Times) ^ | Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    White racists more likely to be gun owners: study Are gun ownership and racism linked? Researchers have found that the more racist beliefs held by a white person, the more likely the person is to own a gun — conclusions that have rankled gun rights advocates. A team led by Kerry O'Brien, of Monash University in Australia and The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, examined white Americans’ negative perceptions about blacks and compared the rates of both gun ownership and opposition to gun control to discover the correlations. Researchers based their conclusions on the results of a multiple-choice...
  • Ads to Help Muslim Girls in Danger of Honor Killing Removed As Islamic Supremacists Make Demands

    10/31/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Our AFDI honor killing ads which hit the streets last week were taken down today. I just received a call from CTV asking me what I thought of the removal of our ad, which was designed to help Muslim girls in trouble. I had not been told. It was the first I was hearing it. We placed our ads in Edmonton because human rights activists there wanted to partner with our organization to do so. Honor killing is a grim reality that is largely ignored, and girls are suffering as a result. Muslim fathers kill their daughters for real or...
  • (Barf alert): P.C. censors come to haunt at Hampshire

    10/31/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2013 | Robert Shibley
    This Halloween, Hampshire College students — and Americans who care about free inquiry — have reason to be spooked. As part of its “Hampshire Halloween” celebration, Hampshire’s “Hype Committee” scheduled a performance by Afrobeat band Shokazoba. But that decision quickly turned sour. As Hampshire carefully explained, some students asked “whether [Shokazoba] was a predominantly white Afrobeat band and express[ed] concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures.” Shokazoba keyboardist Jason Moses explained in emails that it began when someone posted, “lol leave it to hampshire to book a bunch of white folks playing afrofunk” on the event’s...
  • Bell Curve blindness, whining to change the name of the Redskins; more playing chess with a pigeon

    10/25/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/25/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Left has always been enthralled with the idea of “fixing” things to force our world to conform to whatever they think it should look like. They want to tell us how to eat; what to eat, what not to smoke (tobacco = bad, marijuana = good) where to live, where to go to school; what is important to learn in school (Gay history = good, American History = worthless.) The full list is so extensive it could make your head explode. The Left’s latest mandate is to forbid the NFL’s Washington Redskins from being the Washington Redskins. Why? Because...
  • The Redskins Solution

    10/25/2013 8:39:58 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 53 replies
    Here is the politically correct solution to the problem of what to call the Washington Redskins. I have heard that dropping the most offensive derogatory term, 'Washington,' would solve the problem. Charles Krauthammer wants to just call them the Washington Skins. George Will sides with history and says it should remain The Washington Redskins. It doesn't matter that most of the Indian nations have no problem with the terminology. All it takes is for one Indian to be offended for the PC Stasi to beat the war drums. I hold that the city of Washington has evolved, and it is...
  • Mount Olive teachers fired after calling students 'Negroes,' state commissioner says

    10/19/2013 12:36:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | October 17, 2013 | Justin Zaremba
    Two Mount Olive physical education teachers have lost their jobs and been stripped of their tenure following racial remarks the two made about African-American students last year, according to the state education commissioner. Two Mount Olive teachers were brought up on administrative charges last year after they allegedly made derogatory racial comments about African-American students. File photo Brigitte Geiger and Sharon Jones were brought up on six administrative charges by Larrie Reynolds, the superintendent, on March 23, 2012 for unbecoming conduct and other charges based on a conversation they had in the locker room on March 2, 2012 that was...
  • Hollywood and the New Racism

    10/22/2013 3:19:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2013
    If you believe press reports, Twelve Years a Slave is undeniably one of the greatest -- perhaps the greatest -- film of 2013. Not due to any skill in filmmaking, which remains to be seen, or audience response -- the film was only released last weekend. But solely because Slave (directed by Steve McQueen, not the dead one with the motorcycle, I'm pretty sure), is this year's PC film, one made for the single purpose of preaching a very contemporary and meticulously constructed racial message. In this it joins a number of other recent pictures such as The Help and...
  • Council killjoys ban taxi driver from having St George's Cross on cab for 'discrimination' (UK)

    10/20/2013 9:57:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Express ^ | October 18, 2013 | Benjamin Russell
    A TAXI taxi driver has been banned from having a St George's Cross sticker in her cab - because it could discriminate against foreigners. Patriotic Denise Said, 56, has three English flag signs stuck on the doors and boot of her vehicle. But after one complaint from a rival cab firm she was stunned to receive a letter from the council accusing her of breaching equality laws. Teignbridge Council in Devon said the stickers would leave anyone who is not English at a "disadvantage in their day to day life". The local authority says it will refuse to renew Denise's...
  • 'Unfair': Marine's career in jeopardy despite role exposing Afghan insider threat

    10/18/2013 3:29:36 PM PDT · by Doogle · 8 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 10/18/13 | FOX
    A good Marine is being put through the wringer -- with his career now hanging in the balance -- for mistakenly sending a threat warning from an unclassified email account, according to supporters. The 2012 warning from Jason Brezler, a Marine Corps reservist and New York City firefighter, told his fellow Marines that a senior Afghan police official was a security risk, including allegations that he sexually abused minors on U.S. bases in Afghanistan. One of the Afghan official's assistants and purported victims, days later, opened fire and killed three U.S. Marines. But Brezler's supporters say his career is now...
  • Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

    10/18/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | October 18, 2013 | My FOX DC
    <p>The Redskins name debate just isn't going away.</p> <p>A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing the Skins logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.</p> <p>Next to it is written the caption "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage."</p>
  • Redskins clothing could be banned at DC public high school

    10/15/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    The principal of a public high school in Washington, D.C. indicated that he would ask the student government to decide whether or not to prohibit clothing featuring the Washington Redskins name — something at least one American Indian student thought was offensive. Principal Pete Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School told The Washington Post that the decision would be placed in the hands of student council members, who would have the power to decide — on behalf of all students, collectively — whether the Redskins moniker is offensive. “I’ve got no dog in the fight,” he told The Washington Post....
  • Anti-Redskins Indian leader not a legitimate member of his tribe

    10/15/2013 1:00:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The American Indian leader spearheading the campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins is not a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to a New York State Assemblywoman, but rather an Obama crony who is raking in casino money and paying back only small stipends to his tribe members. Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who is also the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, is not recognized in his position by the Grand Council of Chiefs governing the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Halbritter is not a legitimate member of the Oneida tribe, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney told The...
  • (Breitbart Sports) D.C. High School Will Consider Banning Redskins Clothing

    10/12/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Breitbart Sports
    D.C. High School Will Consider Banning Redskins Clothing The principal of Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. will discuss with the school's students a potential ban on Redskins clothing. “I do plan on having a discussion with my student council officers and representative to get their take on this idea,” Wilson High School principal Pete Cahall said, according to
  • Citizen Jane Film Festival addresses complexities of ‘female empowerment’

    10/09/2013 8:10:57 AM PDT · by fungoking · 13 replies
    The Maneater, Mizzou student newspapaer ^ | 10/9/13 | Daniela Sirtori Cortina
    Listen up, Columbia, for Citizen Jane has something to say: We may not be that many, but we deserve to be heard. Women directed only 9 percent of the top 250 grossing films in 2012. Proud, intimate and creative, Citizen Jane Film Festival seeks to make up for underrepresentation in the film industry by showcasing the work of female filmmakers. This year’s edition of Citizen Jane comes at a time where discussion about the true meaning of female empowerment is taking place in our nation, centered on whether Miley Cyrus is, in singer Sinead O’Connor’s words, being “pimped” by males...
  • Obama: ‘I’d think about changing’ Washington Redskins team name

    10/05/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/2013 | By David Nakamura
    President Obama became the latest, and most high-profile, figure to weigh in against the Washington Redskins’ name, saying he would consider changing it because it offends many Native Americans. “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press published Saturday. It was the first time Obama, a big sports fan who roots for teams from his native Chicago, had...
  • Los Rojos Drop four straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates to End Season (Vanity)

    10/02/2013 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 49 replies
    Cincinnati Reds ^ | 2 October 2013 | My own little fertile brain
    Sorry for the vanity, but I couldn't resist. When the Cincinnati Reds took the field for their final three game series of the season with our Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, I noticed they were wearing their "Los Rojos" jerseys. "WTF is up with that?", I asked my wife. I'd never seen them before. Or at least never noticed them before.Is this something to force Spanish on the country as a co-equal or superior national tongue? In Ohio? My wife, sweet person that she is, at first tried to ignore me. Just let me enjoy the game, she said. But I...
  • 8-Year-Old Florida Boy Suspended for Making Gun Shape With Fingers: ‘It Was a Game’

    10/01/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | october 1, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A pretend game of cops and robbers landed a Florida elementary school boy with a very real suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger. The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person. “There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone....
  • Political Correctness and "Bashing"

    09/30/2013 11:43:24 AM PDT · by kimtom · 4 replies ^ | 9/1/2013 | Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    The adverse impact of “political correctness” on American culture cannot be overstated. Its sinister influence has been monumental and subversive in the extent to which it has reshaped American values, literally driving the population farther away from its Christian moorings, and redirecting civilization toward hedonism, socialism, atheism, humanism, and a host of other anti-Christian philosophies. As Chicago University Professor Allan Bloom rightly documented in his bestseller, The Closing of the American Mind, the average college student in the last 50 years has been brainwashed to accept the notions that truth is relative, absolutism is therefore wrong, and that the only...
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    09/28/2013 1:10:52 PM PDT · by Rappini · 31 replies
    itunes update to ipad through PC.
  • (Planet of the Apes Goes PC) - 'Sexist' Gorilla Being Kicked Out of Dallas Zoo; Ape To Get Therapy

    09/26/2013 5:04:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Lee Moran
    'Sexist' gorilla being kicked out of Dallas Zoo Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1990, has nipped at female apes he was to mate with and even bit one, and has belittled others. Patrick will be transferred to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. A "sexist" male gorilla at Dallas Zoo is being evicted and sent for therapy after he bit one female companion and belittled others. Patrick — a 430-pound Western lowland born at New York's Bronx Zoo in 1990 — will be moved to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens...
  • Feds Spending $13M on Anti-Smoking Studies

    09/21/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending more than $13 million on studies designed to determine how a variety of groups can learn to quit smoking.This month the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a five-year study to Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., to examine how exercise can get depressed smokers to stop. The first grant amounts to $581,991.The depressed are not the only ones to receive attention.The agency is currently funding cessation studies for American Indians ($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($392,322); Korean youth ($94,580); Schizophrenics ($266,554); Brazilian smokers ($174,637); Latino HIV-positive smokers ($223,265); and...
  • Summers Withdraws Name for Fed Chairmanship

    09/15/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Former Treasury Secretary Calls Obama, Cites 'Acrimonious' Coming Confirmation
  • Criminal Who Burned Woman's Face Can Stay In Britain Because of His Human Rights

    09/06/2013 10:33:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 06, 2013 | David Barrett
    Criminal Who Burned Woman's Face Can Stay In Britain Because of His Human Rights A violent foreign criminal who burned a woman’s face with melted plastic and scalded her with boiling water has defeated a bid to deport him from Britain because of his human rights, the Telegraph can disclose. Valentine Harverye, a Zimbabwean national, was jailed for five and a half years for grievous bodily harm after scarring his victim for life By David Barrett 06 Sep 2013 Valentine Harverye, a Zimbabwean national, was jailed for five and a half years for grievous bodily harm after he “mutilated” and...
  • 'Dangerously Sensitive'

    09/04/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT · by Quintus · 4 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 8-26-2013 | Jim Goad
    Political correctness, that great misguided ennobler/enabler of disgruntled losers and embittered misfits, may have helped pave the way for Bradley Manning and Nidal Hasan to achieve infamy. Before his decision to start leaking highly sensitive military information to svelte albino panda cub Julian Assange in 2010, Bradley Manning gave his Army superiors every reason to suspect he was a mentally unstable and potentially violent homosexual who was perhaps too emotionally hypersensitive to be trusted with highly sensitive documents.
  • Software Help - Powerpoint to any Video Format

    08/24/2013 8:56:20 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 08/24/13 | 50sdad
    I want to convert an old Powerpoint presentation into a mpg, avi, flv, anything that I can rig to post to YouTube. I have a XP machine running Office 2003. Can anyone recommend a piece of software which will do this?
  • Daniel Boone-like mascot for Denver college deemed offensive by administration

    08/21/2013 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/20/2013
    <p>Is a cartoon-like college mascot reminiscent of Daniel Boone -- right down to the legendary coonskin cap -- racist, sexist or otherwise offensive?</p> <p>Officials at the University of Denver seem to think so. They’ve announced they won’t reinstate “Denver Boone,” who was retired in 1998 as mascot for the UD Pioneers, despite calls to bring him back.</p>