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  • List of 58 genders recognized on Facebook

    05/24/2017 8:02:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    AgenderAndrogyneAndrogynousBigenderCisCisgenderCis FemaleCis MaleCis ManCis WomanCisgender FemaleCisgender MaleCisgender ManCisgender WomanFemale to MaleFTMGender FluidGender NonconformingGender QuestioningGender VariantGenderqueerIntersexMale to FemaleMTFNeitherNeutroisNon-binaryOtherPangenderTransTrans*Trans FemaleTrans* FemaleTrans MaleTrans* MaleTrans ManTrans* ManTrans PersonTrans* PersonTrans WomanTrans* WomanTransfeminineTransgenderTransgender FemaleTransgender MaleTransgender ManTransgender PersonTransgender WomanTransmasculineTranssexualTranssexual FemaleTranssexual MaleTranssexual ManTranssexual PersonTranssexual WomanTwo-Spirit
  • It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at the Ethics of AI

    05/22/2017 9:32:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    Glenn ^ | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 Source: | Glenn Beck
    Okay. I’m trying to get us to — we need to talk about AI. We need to talk about future technology and how it’s going to integrate with our society. This is more important than anything else because this will affect your life in about five years and will definitely affect our children’s life. And there are really smart people — Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates — a long list of them, that are all saying, “This has got to be stopped.” This is not some Luddite stop technology. This is really smart people saying, “This is the end...
  • Women’s rites. Interesting new app brings meaning to the life of your relationship--or not

    05/22/2017 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/17 | Jim Bray
    There've been battles of the network stars, the Battle of the Bulge, battles with city hall, and many other battles - but the one that predates them all, and still goes on today, is the so-called "battle of the sexes." Men are from Mars and Women are from Oz, or Middle Earth or something, and never the twain shall meet. Except that the twain do meet, often and repeatedly, so it's best that we learn to get along. And of course to do this in today's society, men have to understand women. Women don't have to understand men because women...
  • Breaking: ‘Complete Panic’ at Highest Levels of DNC Over Kim DotCom’s Seth Rich Announcement

    05/22/2017 5:11:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 58 replies
    Saturday, an anonymous person who works in Washington DC, alleged on 4Chan’s /pol/ subgroup that high-ranking current and former Democratic Party officials are terrified of the Seth Rich murder investigation. This comes after internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted on Saturday that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich to get stolen DNC emails to Wikileaks.
  • Cal Poly Professor Argues Squirrels Are Subjected to Racially-Charged Media Bias

    05/14/2017 8:30:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 69 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/14/17 | Tom Ciccotta
    by Tom Ciccotta An assistant professor at California State Polytechnic University argues in a recent academic research paper that eastern fox squirrels are subjected to a “gendered, racialized, and speciesist” form of media bias. Teresa Lloro-Bidart, an associate professor of liberal studies at Cal Poly, argues in a recently published postmodernist research paper that eastern fox squirrels are on the receiving end of racially-charged media bias. Lloro-Bidart claims that she worked towards such a conclusion by analyzing the coverage of eastern fox squirrels through “feminist posthumanist,” and “feminist food studies” lenses. Lloro-Bidart contends that eastern fox squirrels, which is the...
  • Who Could Lead in Syrian Settlement?

    05/14/2017 8:22:05 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 2 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 14, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    "The Syrian crisis can only be resolved by means of interaction between Moscow and Washington, Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University in Washington, told Sputnik…. "…In an interview with Sputnik, Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University in Washington, said that even though the resolution of the Syrian crisis stipulates involvement of many political players, the problem cannot be resolved without cooperation between Russia and the United States." Having lived through the Cold War, I tend to look at all politics, through filters...
  • Cops And Street Gangs

    05/11/2017 6:14:40 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/11/2017
    There is a law in Texas, Section 46.02 of the state penal code, that declares: “A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is…a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.” And that section of the Lone Star State’s big book of dos and many don’ts defines a criminal street gang as “three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission...
  • 20-Year Fox News veteran details coming out as gay while working at ‘craziest conservative network’

    05/08/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 7, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    Shepard Smith, a Fox News anchor since 1996, revealed last week that he had no intention of opening up about his sexuality the way he did during an April speech at his alma mater.Speaking at a conference, Smith was tapped to talk on a panel titled “It Starts With MEek,” one that was meant to promote inclusivity and diversity. According to a report made by the Clarion-Ledger, Smith changed his speech at the last minute to reflect the crux of the conversation and decided to tell his own story of inclusivity and diversity.“It wasn’t until seven, or eight, or nine...
  • After first 100 days, Clinton's approval rating soars to 91

    05/06/2017 4:31:53 PM PDT · by MNDude · 42 replies
    WASHINGTON D.C. -- As President Hillary Rodham Clinton completes the first 100 days of her young if eventful presidency, on Wednesday, Gallup released new poll showing that 91 percent of Americans saying they "strongly approve" of her job performance so far. Other remarkable results: 92 percent of Americans agreed with the statement: "We elected the right person president, THANK GOD!" and 99 percent of respondents strongly agreed with the statement, "Clinton's election is continued proof that American democracy is thriving." "She's unbelievably popular. We've never seen numbers like this," said Gallup CEO Jim Clifton. In further evidence of Clinton's popularity,...
  • Pepe the Frog became a hate icon so his creator killed him off

    05/06/2017 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 6, 2017 | Kellen Beck
    Pepe the Frog is dead, killed off by his own creator after he watched Pepe turn from a wholesome meme into a symbol co-opted by neo-Nazis for the alt-right. Pepe was created by cartoonist Matt Furie back in 2006 for his comic Boy's Club, but after everything that has happened to Pepe in the last year (including its official recognition as a symbol of hate by the Anti-Defamation League), Furie put Pepe in a coffin in a page-long strip published today, Comic Book Resources reported. In an essay published by Time in October, Furie wrote about how Pepe was never...
  • Stop Eventbrite from fueling the new wave of hate groups!

    05/05/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 15 replies ^ | 5-5-2017 | Brandi Collins
    Eventbrite ... has a hate group problem. Eventbrite is ... selling tickets to events ... featuring enablers of white supremacy like Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer. Just this past Saturday, white nationalists hosted a sold-out gala featuring some of the biggest names in the white nationalist movement. ... The event page hosted by Eventbrite even contained a cartoon image of Trump making a hand gesture that is increasingly being used as a white supremacist symbol. ... Eventbrite continues to fail to take action that ensures their platform is not used to spread and fund hate ... they create tangible dangers...
  • Norks accuse CIA of assassinating Kim Jong Un at some point in the future

    05/05/2017 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/17 | Robert Laurie
    "Biochemical plot" Norks accuse CIA of assassinating Kim Jong Un at some point in the future No one knows quite what to make of this. Maybe the Norks have gotten wind of an actual, honest-to-goodness CIA plot. Perhaps someone in the North Korean government wants Kim Jong Un gone, so they’re offering the CIA helpful suggestions about how to do the deed. It’s also possible that they finally got around to screening “The Interview” and they’re under the mistaken impression that it’s documentary. All we really know is that Pyongyang is accusing the CIA of planning the assassination of Kim...
  • Paul 'RINO' Ryan Primary Needs To Start Right Now

    05/02/2017 7:41:09 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Mr. K, The Know-It-All
    Paul Rino Ryan has GOT TO GO. Who is in his district that can run against him? Is there any one in the entire country willing to MOVE THERE and run against him? This has to be a national effort, and it has to begin as soon as possible. It is 2017 and he runs again in 2018. I will donate as much to this as I did to Trump campaign. (which was more than I ever donated to any candidate since I was blessed with the wisdom to recognize and support Reagan over Bush I) I will DRIVE THERE...
  • THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN brings a great cast to Subversive’s mission

    05/01/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buffalo Rising ^ | April 15, 2017 | Peter Hall, NY Public Radio
    THE BASICS: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN, a new drama by Buffalo’s Gary Earl Ross, directed by Subversive Theatre founder Kurt Schneiderman, stars Shawnell Tillery for the defense, Brian Brown as defendant Trayvon Martin, Rick Lattimer as George Zimmerman, Kunji Rey for the prosecution, along with Lawrence Rowswell, Leon Copeland, Brittany Bassett, Kajana Stover, and Michael Mottern. It runs through Saturday, May 6th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor. Run time: over 90 minutes with one 10-minute intermission. (408-0499). THUMBNAIL SKETCH: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN...
  • 'World's oldest human' who outlived four wives, 10 siblings and all of his children dies 'aged 146'

    05/01/2017 12:03:36 PM PDT · by Boomer · 32 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 5.1.17 | Sophie Evans
    An Indonesian man who claimed to be the world's oldest human at 146 years old has died, his family say. Mbah Gotho, a great-great granddad from Central Java, outlived his four wives, 10 siblings and all of his children. He was reportedly hospitalised on April 12, but insisted on checking out six days later so he could be taken home. He died shortly after, having "refused" to eat or drink. Mbah hit the headlines last year after presenting documentation showing he was born in December 1870.
  • British military interested in 'Iron Man' flying suit

    04/28/2017 11:01:16 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 28, 2017 | Sarah Knapton
    lying soldiers have been historically confined to science fiction or comic books, but a British inventor may be about to change the course of warfare. Richard Browning, who has been dubbed the ‘Iron Man’ of Wiltshire, has constructed a personal flight suit and amazed delegates at this year’s TED Conference when he lifted off from the short of Vancouver Harbour. Mr Browning, a Royal marine reserve, said a member the British military had already displayed interest in the suit, and had told him that the Ministry of Defence had given up on the idea of flying soldiers until they saw...
  • Here’s exactly what [Army] spouses think about Forever 21’s new PT-inspired line

    04/28/2017 6:41:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Military One Click ^ | April 28, 2017 | Rebecca Alwine
    Yesterday was a trying day. The kids woke up early and it was early release. The laptop wasn’t working and I really didn’t want to do anything. And then, midway through my afternoon, the local wives’ page started hopping. You see, clothing store Forever 21 has some new products for sale. . . the military wives just couldn’t believe their eyes. You’re not going to believe it–and you’re probably not going to run to the store, either. Here’s a peek...
  • Transgender Offutt airman – finally 'able to live as my true self' – finds support, acceptance...

    04/24/2017 6:29:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Data Omaha ^ | April 24, 2017 | Steve Liewer, The World Herald
    For years Ashleigh Buch hid the fact that she was transgender. The Offutt airman reported to work each day as a man, telling colleagues little about her life. Off the base, in her Omaha apartment, above, she lived as a woman, donning wigs over the hair she kept trimmed short. But as part of a wave of social change to hit the military, the Air Force instructor’s days of appearing one way at work and another at home are over....
  • FRIGHT NIGHT? Black-clad pale Hillary Clinton hits Tribeca Film Fest

    04/23/2017 2:16:58 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    Hillary Clinton was a secret guest at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday and she appeared to have arrived straight off a Star Wars set. Photos shared by fans show a pale Hillary slouching in a chair on the stage. As filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow as upright in her chair, Clinton laid back, looking very pale and wearing something all black that looked like it was right out of “The Empire Strikes Back.”
  • Unlimited Access

    04/18/2017 4:53:21 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 6 replies
    Google Books Excerpt ^ | March, 1998 | Gary Aldrich
    In years past, the event was over by noon. "Why are they still here?" I wondered. I soon found out. As I approached the gate, I overheard a young mother complaining to another mom, as both of their four-year-olds screamed their lungs out, "Can you believe this? We've been waiting four hours now, and the line isn't moving. My kids are hungry, and there's no food."