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  • The private sector is ditching DEI, but government can’t let go

    07/24/2024 5:13:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2024 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Is DEI DIE-ing? We can hope. And with the sudden resignation Tuesday of disgraced former US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle, it’s starting to look like it. Like most leftist catchphrases, “DEI” — which stands for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — is basically a lie. .... As for “inclusion,” well, when was the last time you saw a “DEI advocate” demand the inclusion of Republicans, conservatives, Christians or white males? They want to include everyone — except the people they don’t like. For a while we were told that DEI was good for business, and good for encouraging people to...
  • Now trains are hit in Crowdstrike outage as ticket machines and scanners go down at London stations on one of year's busiest travel days - while families queue at Dover and 28,000 Brits battle to fly home with another 45 UK flights axed today

    07/20/2024 6:24:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 July 2024 | EMILY JANE DAVIES
    undreds of flights were cancelled at British airports yesterday due to the fault ... Travel disruption is continuing today as trains are hit in Crowdstrike outage with ticket machines and scanners going down at London stations. The meltdown chaos comes after the world's biggest IT disaster struck, with thousands of Brits stranded abroad. It happened on one of year's busiest travel days, with families now desperately queuing at Dover Port in an attempt to get home. After another 45 flights were cancelled today, 28,000 Brits are fighting to get a seat on a plane. Some passengers stuck overseas have been...
  • John Deere ends support of ‘social or cultural awareness’ events, distances from inclusion efforts

    07/18/2024 2:54:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | July 17, 2024
    Farm equipment maker John Deere says it will no longer sponsor “social or cultural awareness” events, becoming the latest major U.S. company to distance itself from diversity and inclusion measures after being targeted by conservative backlash... John Deere also said it would audit all training materials “to ensure the absence of socially-motivated messages” in compliance with federal and local laws. It did not specify what those messages would include... John Deere added “the existence of diversity quotas and pronoun identification have never been and are not company policy.” But it noted that it would still continue to “track and advance”...
  • Mission Creep and DEI in the Secret Service

    07/16/2024 7:45:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul. 16, 2024 | Antonio Graceffo
    If you ask most people about the role of the Secret Service, they would say it protects the president and presidential candidates. However, the Secret Service now has various other functions unrelated to presidential protection, raising the question of whether guarding the president should be an “also.” Additionally, the president used to be guarded by big, strong men. Why is it wrong to consider that men and women have different skills and sizes, and perhaps guarding the president should remain the domain of big, strong men? The “Our Protective Mission” section of the Secret Service website explains that its original...
  • Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle landed job after push by Jill Biden’s office, sources say

    07/15/2024 12:46:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 15, 2024 | Steven Nelson
    Embattled Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle, who is facing congressional outcry and calls to resign over security lapses leading to President Donald Trump’s near-assassination Saturday, landed her role thanks largely to a close relationship with Jill Biden.. Cheatle, 53, is the first woman to lead the presidential protection agency and secured the non-Senate-confirmed role in August 2022 after a three-year stint as senior director of global security at Pepsi. ... Four sources close to President Biden’s family, including people who interacted with Cheatle during the Obama-Biden administration, said she was well liked by the future first lady and her most...
  • Donald Trump attacked: Who is Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle, ex-PepsiCo security chief?

    07/14/2024 5:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    HT News Desk ^ | Jul 14, 2024
    Cheatle, the agency's 27th director and second woman chief, has been asked to testify on July 22.. Who is Secret Services director Kimberly A Cheatle? (1.) Cheatle has headed the organisation since September 2022 and is its 27th director, succeeding James M Murray (May 2019-September 2022). She joined service in 1995. (2.) Prior to her appointment as the Secret Service director, she served as the Senior Director in Global Security with PepsiCo. There, she was responsible for security protocols for the company's facilities in North America, (3.) Her previous role with the Secret Service was as the Assistant Director of...
  • CNN quietly disbands its Race and Equality team

    07/12/2024 10:11:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Phil Lewis ^ | JUL 11, 2024 | Phil Lewis
    The news comes as CNN leader Mark Thompson announced that the cable news channel will lay off 100 employees as it restructures its newsgathering operations.. CNN quietly disbanded its Race and Equality team Wednesday, a source said. The news comes as CNN chief executive Mark Thompson announced that the cable news channel will lay off 100 employees as it restructures its newsgathering operations. The team, which was unveiled in July 2020 by former CNN president Jeff Zucker, had three reporters. The source explained that one reporter was laid off, while the others will be reassigned to different roles in the...
  • Alumni group pressures MIT for institutional neutrality policy, more free speech protections

    07/12/2024 7:57:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    College Fix ^ | JULY 11, 2024 | Gavin Farinholt
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology made headlines in May when its leaders told faculty to discontinue the practice of requiring mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion statements in faculty hiring. It blazed a trail for elite colleges, as Harvard did the same a few weeks later, and Cornell also appears to have followed suit. But a prominent MIT alumni group argues the move is not enough to protect free speech, academic freedom and intellectual diversity, and is calling on campus leaders to go further. The MIT Free Speech Alliance in mid-June released a set of recommendations urging the university to establish...
  • FAA investigating after two planes appear to fly too close together near New York airport

    07/10/2024 1:24:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2024 | Landon Mion
    The incident happened on Monday near Syracuse Hancock International Airport.. Two airplanes appeared to come too close to one another while flying near an airport in Syracuse, New York, on Monday. A Delta Connection flight was taking off when an American Eagle flight was preparing to land on the same runway, local outlet WABC reported. The incident happened at about 11:50 a.m. near Syracuse Hancock International Airport ... "An air traffic controller instructed PSA Airlines 5511 to go around at Syracuse Hancock International Airport to keep it separated from an aircraft that was departing on the same runway," ... A...
  • FAA lawsuit claims agency discriminated against air traffic controller applicants on the basis of race

    07/10/2024 1:35:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 26, 2024 | Greg Wehner
    The FAA allegedly added a question rewarding applicants for doing poorly on test, to get more African air traffic controller applicants... The Federal Aviation Administration is being sued in a class action lawsuit alleging it turned away nearly 1,000 air traffic controller applicants, solely based on their race. Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who now serves as co-counsel for Mountain States Legal Foundation based in Colorado, is leading efforts for a lawsuit that could .. force companies to hire employees based on skills. Laxalt said the lawsuit represents nearly 1,000 people who went to school to become air traffic...
  • MIT grew staff size by 1,200 while enrollment barely budged

    07/05/2024 7:08:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    College Fix ^ | JULY 4, 2024 | Micaiah Bilger
    University hired 6 new DEI deans in 1 year The Massachusetts Institute of Technology added more than 1,200 new administrative/support staff positions in less than a decade – including six “diversity, equity, and inclusion” assistant deans in one year, a College Fix analysis found. Meanwhile, between 2013 and 2022, undergraduate student enrollment remained basically flat. The administrative hiring increase coincides with concerted efforts by the research university to “advanc[e] diversity, equity, and inclusion” throughout its programs. During the 2022-23 school year, the most recent data available, the university employed 6,693 full-time administrators and support staff, according to information the school...
  • Starliner undergoing thruster testing before indefinite return flight

    06/30/2024 12:29:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | JUNE 29, 2024 | Mike Heuer & Allen Cone
    An initial eight-day Boeing Starliner test mission to the International Space Station will be extended indefinitely to test the spacecraft's thrusters. Test pilots Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams are safely aboard the ISS and are not stranded in space, NASA commercial crew program manager Steve Stich said ... But there is no targeted return date "until we get the testing completed," Stich said. ... The Starliner's service module contains thrusters, helium lines and other systems that NASA officials need to study before discarding the module upon re-entry and allowing it to burn up. Those components require further study to determine...
  • Astronauts stranded in space due to multiple issues with Boeing's Starliner — and the window for a return flight is closing

    06/24/2024 7:41:11 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 145 replies
    Live Science ^ | 6/24/24 | Ben Turner
    Editor's note: NASA announced on Friday that Starliner's troubleshooting has been extended for a third time, meaning that the astronauts will stay aboard the International Space Station indefinitely until some time in July. Two NASA astronauts who rode to orbit on Boeing's Starliner are stranded in space aboard the ISS after engineers discovered numerous issues with the Boeing spacecraft. Teams on the ground are now racing to assess Starliner's status. Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were originally scheduled to return to Earth on June 13 after a week on the ISS, but their stay has been extended for a...
  • Rural retailer Tractor Supply eliminates DEI roles, Pride support and carbon emissions goals

    06/28/2024 3:25:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | June 28, 2024 | Ece Yildirim
    Tractor Supply, a retail chain that sells home improvement equipment, livestock and agricultural supplies for farmers and pet owners, is eliminating diversity, equity and inclusion roles; withdrawing carbon emission goals; and walking back support for the LGBTQ community as part of sweeping changes to environmental, social and governance initiatives, the company announced this week.The retailer said in a Thursday release that it will no longer submit data to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ advocacy group. The company will also stop sponsoring Pride festivals and voting campaigns, the release said. The company previously earned a perfect score on the Human...
  • Mechanic claims sacked for raising Boeing concerns

    06/27/2024 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2024 | Staff
    An aircraft mechanic who was contracted to repair Boeing planes has alleged he was labelled a "snitch" and then sacked for speaking up over safety concerns. Richard Cuevas claimed he witnessed substandard manufacturing and maintenance work on a crucial section of Boeing 787 aircraft. Boeing, which has been dogged by questions over whether its safety culture is rigorous enough, said the issues had been investigated and "did not present a safety concern". Lawyers representing Mr Cuevas alleged he reported critical issues that could create a serious public safety risk and has filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration and the...
  • Louisville Police Chief Who Charged Scottie Scheffler Resigns After New Controversy Comes to Light

    06/27/2024 8:56:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Western Journal ^ | June 26, 2024 | Lorri Wickenhauser
    The Kentucky police chief who was in charge when golf champ Scottie Scheffler was arrested last month has resigned. Louisville Metro Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel resigned Tuesday, less than two weeks after being placed on administrative leave over a sexual harassment case.. Her resignation came after a recording was released that seemed to show she promoted a major in the department to a leadership role less than a minute after a female major complained that he had “sexually harassed and attacked” her, ... Since that incident, two other female LMPD officers filed lawsuits against the department, documenting allegations of sexual...
  • Disney VP Takes Leave of Absence After Date with Undercover Reporter for James O'Keefe

    06/21/2024 5:26:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 21, 2024 | John Sexton
    James O'Keefe released his latest undercover report yesterday, this one featuring a senior VP at Disney who spilled the beans on the company's DEI hiring practices. Michael Giordano went on a date arranged though an online service and got a lot more than he bargained for. His date was working for O'Keefe and prompted him with questions about what DEI looks like behind the scenes. Giordana said he'd personally applied for many jobs during his 11 years at the company and has seen more diverse candidates with less experience get the promotions. He says one of his friends in HR...
  • Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Company details discriminatory hiring practices

    06/20/2024 11:52:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    X twitter ^ | · Jun 20, 2024 | James O'Keefe
    Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Company details discriminatory hiring practices: "Nobody else is going to tell you this, but they're not considering any white males for the job," says Michael Giordano, a Vice President of Business affairs, "there’s no way we’re hiring a white male.” Giordano reveals Disney uses "code words and buzzwords" to avoid legal action and even mentions a candidate being rejected for not looking black enough. Giordano also admits Disney gives bonuses to executives for practicing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), agreeing that "diversity helps with financial incentives." Giordano further claims he’s been denied promotions...
  • Alabama college offers $75,000 in trade scholarships to women only

    06/20/2024 7:54:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    College Fix ^ | JUNE 19, 2024 | Claire Bettag
    Dean says goal is to promote ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ An Alabama college is offering $75,000 in scholarships for trade programs – but only to female students. The goal “is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in Gadsden State’s career technical programs,” according to a news release from the community college. The list of “qualified programs,” include welding, construction technology, and civil engineering. “This scholarship program is an initiative to get more women into manufacturing, construction, and transportation careers in order to help develop the workforce in our area,” Dean Alan Smith stated in the news release. Smith did not...
  • Captain of Navy amphibious transport dock ship relieved of command (female)

    06/10/2024 11:06:29 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Navy Capt. Michel Brandt has been relieved of command of the USS Somerset, an amphibious transport dock ship, the service announced Friday. Brandt was fired “due to a lack of confidence in her ability to lead the crew” by Rear Adm. Christopher Stone, commander of the Expeditionary Strike Group 7, according to the Navy statement. She was relieved Thursday. A “lack of confidence” is often cited by the military when removing a commander. Brandt has commanded the ship since July 2023, according to the Navy. Capt. Tate Robinson was assigned to temporarily replace Brandt as commanding officer of the Somerset...