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  • Chief of Cherokee Nation Says 'It's Time' for Jeep to Stop Using Name

    02/23/2021 1:29:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 139 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 2/20/2021 | Annie White
    Jeep has been using Cherokee as a model name since the mid-1970s, but its next generation of vehicles arrives during a heightened national discussion of racial and social justice issues. Jeep sells vehicles named Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. It also uses Mojave, the name of a Native American people and a desert in the American Southwest, as a trim designator on the Gladiator. The Cherokee Nation has commented on the record several times since Jeep started using the name in North America in 2013 after a 12-year hiatus. A representative of Cherokee Nation said that until recently it had been...
  • Video: Now, Your Face Is Your Passport in Dubai Airports

    02/23/2021 12:20:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Gulf News ^ | February 22, 2021
    GDRFA Dubai introduces latest biometric technology to ensure contactless journeyUtilising the latest biometric technology — a mix of facial and iris recognition — passengers can check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates lounge and board their flights, simply by strolling through the airport. The new project by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)-Dubai called the “Biometric Passenger Journey” will ease travel through Dubai Airports in cooperation with Emirates. The new project has now been launched at Dubai International Airports to create a contact-free travel journey and to cut down on queues in light...
  • 50-Year-Old Transgender ‘Woman’ is Hailed as a Hero for Joining a Female College Basketball Team

    02/19/2021 9:08:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 18, 2021 | Shane Trejo
    A 50-year-old transgender “woman” is being hailed as a hero for joining a female college basketball team and playing alongside girls under half “her” age. Gabrielle Ludwig, born Robert Ludwig before “she” had a sex change in July 2012, is being allowed to play college basketball for the Mission College (Calif.) women’s basketball team. She is being called a brave trailblazer and receiving gushing profiles from the fake news media for engaging in this bizarre and troubling spectacle. The nauseating USA Today profile on Ludwig reads as follows: [cut] The profile noted (surprise, surprise) that Ludwig has a history of...
  • WAPL Morning Host Len Nelson Suspended For Limbaugh Facebook Comments

    02/18/2021 5:08:26 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 82 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 2-18-21 | Lance Venta
    WAPL Appleton WI has suspended host Len Nelson for comments made on his personal Facebook page about Rush Limbaugh. In a statement on WAPL.com, Woodward wrote, “Recently we were made aware of a social media post placed on a personal Facebook page by one of our employees, Len Nelson. His personal views are not reflective of the core values of WAPL nor of Woodward Radio Group. We are deeply committed to being good people. We appreciate our listeners, sponsors and advertisers and want to assure each of you this matter is being addressed swiftly. Thank you for reaching out to...
  • News Corp Signs News Partnership Deal With Google

    02/18/2021 1:48:31 PM PST · by Magnatron · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 February 2021
    News Corp struck a global news deal with Alphabet Inc's Google, the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company said on Wednesday, in one of the most extensive deals of its kind with big tech. The companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google's ad technology services, build out audio journalism and develop video journalism by YouTube. The deal comes after years of public feuding between Murdoch and Google, most recently in Australia, where Google has threatened to shut down its search engine to avoid "unworkable" content laws. It is a capstone for the 89-year-old media mogul, his son Lachlan...
  • WHO alerts six African countries after Ebola outbreaks

    02/16/2021 5:07:50 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/16/21 | Saliou Samb
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has asked six African countries to be alert for possible Ebola infections, as Guinea on Tuesday reported new cases and Democratic Republic of Congo said its new infections were a resurgence of a previous outbreak. Guinea declared an outbreak of the virus on Sunday in the first return of the disease there since the 2013-2016 outbreak, while Congo has confirmed four new cases this month. Health authorities have rushed to respond to the cases in Guinea, anxious to prevent a repeat of the last outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,300...
  • Scarborough on BLM-Capitol Hill Riot Comparisons: Don’t ‘Confuse Taco Stands with the United States Capitol’

    02/16/2021 12:46:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/16/2021 | Trent Baker
    Tuesday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough addressed the comparisons of violent Black Lives Matter protests to last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol by a group supporting former President Donald Trump. Scarborough said anybody making the argument that the examples are similar “have to be really stupid.” He argued that “taco stands” are vastly different than the “insurrection” at the Capitol.
  • Johnson says: world needs pandemic treaty to ensure transparency

    02/15/2021 10:47:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    reuters.com ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | Alistair Smout
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that world powers should clinch a global treaty on pandemics to ensure proper transparency after the novel coronavirus outbreak which originated in China. Asked by Reuters who he held responsible for any lack of transparency on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson said: “I think its fairly obvious that most of the evidence seems to point to the disease having originated in Wuhan.” “Therefore we all need to see as much as we possibly can about how that might have happened, the zoonotic questions that people are asking. I think we...
  • ‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents

    02/14/2021 11:11:26 AM PST · by devane617 · 112 replies
    yahoo ^ | 02/14/2021 | Jesselyn Cook
    The 19-year-old began to notice changes in his mother’s behavior around the start of the coronavirus quarantine. She had always been a nervous woman: She stopped flying after 9/11 and had hovered closely to Sam and his two younger siblings for their entire lives. But during the pandemic, his mom’s fears spiraled from quirky to deranged. It has turned her into someone he hardly recognizes. Though she didn’t used to be very political, she now thinks Biden is a pedophile who stole the election. She’s scared of radiation from the 5G towers in her neighborhood and, as a white woman,...
  • Hollywood Celebrities Melt Down After Trump Acquitted, Declare 43 Republicans ‘Traitors,’ ‘Fascists’(BARFY!)

    02/14/2021 10:56:49 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/2021 | David Ng
    Hollywood celebrities flew into a paroxysm of rage on Saturday after the Senate acquitted former president Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol Hill riots of January 6. Left-wing stars lashed out at the 43 Republicans who voted to acquit, calling them “traitors” and “fascists.” Anti-Trump celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, Bette Midler, and Rosie O’Donnell led the collective meltdown. “It is a sad day in America when only 7 republicans have the patriotism and integrity to convict a tyrant,” Milano tweeted. The stars aimed much of their venom at Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), saying that the former majority leader...
  • Nikki Haley: Trump 'Let Us Down'

    02/12/2021 8:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 143 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 12, 2021 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Ex-United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is slamming former President Donald Trump, saying that “we shouldn’t have followed him.” Her comments came in an interview with Politico conducted after the Capitol riot, but before impeachment proceedings. “We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.” She believes Trump will find “himself further and further isolated. “I think his business is suffering at this point,” she said. “I think he’s lost any...
  • Remember when Houston froze in 1989? A new, unprecedented freeze could bring record lo

    02/12/2021 3:34:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 93 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | February 11, 2021 | Blake Mathews, Michelle Choi
    Words like "historic," "unprecedented," and "extreme" are being thrown around like eggs from a short-order cook. It's easy to dismiss these terms as hyperbole but rest assured, this freeze could rival the storied ones from decades ago and bring the first single digits to Houston in over 30 years and for only the fifth time in our history. So just how extreme and rare is the freeze we're facing? Well, meteorologist Joe Bastardi from WeatherBell had this to say on Wednesday: "if this arctic outbreak were a hurricane, Texas would be taking a direct hit from a category 5." Pretty...
  • Rush Limbaugh Producer Gives Update on Radio Host's Health as He Misses Taping During Cancer Treatment

    02/12/2021 9:40:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    https://people.com ^ | February 11, 2021 03:52 PM | By Virginia Chamlee
    Rush Limbaugh's staffers said they are "praying for a remission" for his advanced lung cancer, which on Wednesday appeared to cause him to miss a taping of his eponymous radio show. Limbaugh's producer James Golden tweeted Wednesday that Ken Matthews would fill in for the controversial conservative host "as he continues to fight the illness." There was also a fill-in for Limbaugh's Thursday episode. A ticker on the show's official website noted that "it's treatment week and Rush will be off the air today." Limbaugh, 70, was diagnosed with lung cancer in late January 2020, telling fans while on the...
  • Bill Gates says climate change is biggest challenge ever faced by humanity

    02/12/2021 7:20:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 12, 2021
    Bill Gates, an integral player in the digital revolution as the co-founder of Microsoft, hopes to play a critical role in fighting climate change. The billionaire philanthropist has invested in programs tackling global problems of poverty and disease for decades and recently, the pandemic. Now he sets his sights on evading the disaster scientists warn is ahead if the planet continues to warm. Gates believes halting the temperature rise will be the biggest challenge ever faced by humanity. "The amount of change, new ideas. It's way greater than the pandemic," Gates tells Anderson Cooper in a 60 Minutes interview airing...
  • Trump Was Sicker Than Acknowledged With Covid-19

    02/11/2021 9:17:57 PM PST · by KingofZion · 94 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 11, 2020 | Noah Weiland
    President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that officials believed he would need to be put on a ventilator, two of the people familiar with his condition said. The people familiar with Mr. Trump’s health said he was found to have lung infiltrates, which occur when the...
  • Blues Clues creates new alphabet song to "Recognise the LGBTQ+ Community"(barf alert)

    02/11/2021 8:20:13 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    Popsugar ^ | 12th February 2021 | CHANEL VARGAS
    Popsugar Parenting New Parents Blues Clues & You Alphabet Song Recognises LGBTQ+ Community Blues Clues and You Put a Fun Twist on the ABCs to Recognise the LGBTQ+ Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ezEdMZhA5jk&feature=emb_title "Blues Clues said LGBTQ rights for real, y'all," one Twitter user captioned a screenshot from Blues Clues and You's new alphabet song. The music video, shared to the Nick Jr. show's YouTube account on Feb. 11, puts a modern twist on the ABCs with lyrics like "E is for everyone" and "U is what unites us." Fans of all ages were especially excited to hear that the show gave a...
  • NY Times defends ‘1619 Project’ creator after she doxxed another reporter

    02/11/2021 10:46:49 AM PST · by mcenedo · 21 replies
    NYPost ^ | 2/11/21 | Lee Brown
    The New York Times is defending the creator of its controversial 1619 Project after she doxxed another reporter — and then wiped her entire Twitter history, including messages she had first been challenged over.
  • What If Earth got Kicked Out of the Solar System? Rogue Earth (9:45)

    02/11/2021 10:17:08 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 50 replies
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell YouTube ^ | December 1 2020 | Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    What could happen to the earth in the distant future if we don't have the sun to keep us warm anymore or allow plants to grow. 9 minutes 45 seconds long.
  • PepsiCo rebrands Aunt Jemima as Pearl Milling Company, coming June 2021

    02/10/2021 6:29:48 AM PST · by nuconvert · 79 replies
    Fox ^ | Feb. 10, 2021
    Aunt Jemima will soon become a relic of the past. The pancake brand’s parent company, PepsiCo, Inc., announced it is rebranding Aunt Jemima to Pearl Milling Company. In a press release issued Tuesday, the food and beverage giant revealed the line of pancake mix and syrup will maintain its signature red color alongside the new brand name and logo, but it will have no reference to the Aunt Jemima brand.
  • Aunt Jemima brand gets a new name: Pearl Milling Company

    02/09/2021 5:17:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 152 replies
    AP ^ | 02 09 2021 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    Aunt Jemima is making her last batch of pancakes. Quaker Oats said Tuesday that its Aunt Jemima brand pancake mix and syrup will be renamed Pearl Milling Company. Aunt Jemima products will continue to be sold until June, when the packaging will officially change over. Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo Inc., had announced last June that it would retire the Aunt Jemima brand, saying the character’s origins are “based on a racial stereotype.” The smiling Aunt Jemima logo was inspired by the 19th century “mammy” minstrel character, a Black woman content to serve her white masters. A former slave,...