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  • Are aliens hiding in plain sight?

    09/25/2020 11:02:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/5/2020 | Philip Ball
    In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China (Tianwen-1), the US (Nasa’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates (Hope). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. Nasa is also planning to send its Europa Clipper probe to survey Jupiter’s moon Europa, and the robotic lander Dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan. Both moons are widely thought to be promising hunting grounds for life in our solar system – as are the underground oceans of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Meanwhile, we can now...
  • What is Gaslighting?

    09/09/2020 6:32:02 AM PDT · by MNDude · 37 replies
    WHAT IS GASLIGHTING? The term originates in the systematic psychological manipulation of a victim by her husband in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 stage play Gas Light, and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944. In the story, the husband attempts to convince his wife and others that she is insane by manipulating small elements of their environment and insisting that she is mistaken, remembering things incorrectly, or delusional when she points out these changes. The play's title alludes to how the abusive husband slowly dims the gas lights in their home, while pretending nothing has changed, in an effort to...
  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has officially changed the definition of "racism."

    06/16/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    boingboing ^ | 06/13/2020 | Thom Dunn
    On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a 22-year-old activist named Kennedy Mitchum reached out to the publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to express her frustration with their definition of the word "racist:" A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Mitchum felt this was inadequate to fully cover the scope of systemic issues and unconscious biases that affect race relations in America. Growing up in Florissant, Missouri — just a few miles away from Ferguson — she'd grown tired of trying to explain to...
  • Will the Supreme Court affirm the definition of “sex” for us?

    08/20/2019 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a story we touched on a few weeks ago, but it’s back in the news over at National Review raising even more questions. It deals with the lawsuit involving G. R. Harris Funeral Homes, a company that was sued by a male employee who announced that he was going to begin living life (and dressing) as a woman, but was told he could not do so at work. That case has made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where arguments will be heard in the upcoming term. John Bursch is an employee of Alliance Defending Freedom,...
  • State Dept. updates ‘anti-Semitism’ definition following Omar’s anti-Israel resolution

    08/11/2019 7:50:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/11/2019 | Dom Calicchio
    The U.S. State Department recently revised its definition of anti-Semitism, in an apparent response to recent comments and actions by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. The previous definition of anti-Semitism, issued in May, listed 10 examples. The revised definition now lists 11 examples, adding that anti-Semitism now includes “(d)rawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.” The leader of a U.S.-based pro-Israel organization praised the move last week. “Kudos to @SecPompeo and Special Envoy Elan Carr,” Adam Milstein, a philanthropist and co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, wrote on Twitter. “It’s more clear now, the...
  • Twitter feed: Claim that “Assault Weapon” Definition is Unimportant

    08/12/2019 3:03:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    “Assault weapon” under proposed Florida ballot initiative. “Assault weapon” in New Jersey, 1990-2018. Banned in Australia. A political activist on twitter posted a non-argument about “assault weapons” on 4 August, 2019.  He got over 8 thousand retweets and 57 thousand likes. How many of those were bots is unknown. Jason Isbell wrote if you argue about the definition of an “assault weapon” you are part of the problem. He claimed his opponents know what an assault weapon is, and know they do not need one.The rifle pictured above has been one of the most popular hunting rifles in the...
  • State Department Adds Antisemitism Definition: Don’t Compare Israel to the Nazis

    08/08/2019 10:39:50 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    B ^ | 7 Aug 2019 | DEBORAH DANAN
    TEL AVIV – In the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments likening the anti-Israel BDS movement to boycotts of Nazi Germany, the US State Department has updated its definition of antisemitism to include “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.” The State Department’s definition of antisemitism includes most of the points outlined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s own definition. “Criminal acts are antisemitic when the targets of attacks, whether they are people or property — such as buildings, schools, places of worship and cemeteries — are selected because they are, or are perceived to...
  • Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender

    06/11/2019 8:14:43 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil August 23, 2016
    Scholars at Johns Hopkins University released a new report on Monday which argues that there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, or transgender people are born with this sexual orientation or gender identity. "The idea there that sexual orientation is fluid, that people change as people grow," Lawrence Mayer, a co-author of the report and a scholar-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's psychiatry department, as well as a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, told The Christian Post. "There are probably some people that identify as hetrosexual [sic] that then later on identified as homosexual,...
  • They Changed The Definition of Fascism | It's NOT Right Or Left Wing

    07/31/2017 6:51:41 AM PDT · by wtd · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 7, 2017 | The Red Elephants
    They Changed The Definition of Fascism | It's NOT Right Or Left Wing The definition of fascism has recently been changed to say that fascism is a right wing ideology. I did some research to find the correct and true definition of the words fascist and fascism. Dictionaries post dated 2009 have the new liberal version of the definition of 'fascist'
  • Google Redefines The Word ‘Fascism’ To Smear Conservatives, Protect Liberal Rioters

    02/05/2017 7:11:11 AM PST · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 4, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Has Google, the world’s most popular search engine, changed the definition of the word “fascism” to protect liberal mobs using violence to silence those who disagree with them politically? The evidence suggest they have. You see it on signs at every protest or riot — liberals accuse President Donald Trump of being a fascist. The word’s association with Adolf Hitler and its use now is no accident, it’s meant to strike fear in people’s hearts of tyranny. Merriam-Webster defines the word “fascism” as “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race...
  • How America Dodged the Obama Bullet(vanity)

    01/08/2017 5:22:30 AM PST · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    Candor7 ^ | 12 May 2009 | Kylie Ann Shiver
    Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist By Kyle-Anne Shiver "They fear that the development and building of People's (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein's monster against democracy." - Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199 When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe. It wasn't hard...
  • Watch: Donald Trump Offers His Definition of Conservatism

    01/25/2016 4:57:34 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 102 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | by Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave his definition of a conservative. Partial transcript s follows: DICKERSON: "What is your definition of conservative?" TRUMP: "Well, I think it's a person that doesn't want to take risks. Source: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/24/trump-6/
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 10:33:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 8-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Bureaucracy

    08/24/2015 4:09:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-24-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I started writing a collection of sarcastic definitions about a year or so ago for fun and have amassed roughly 50 words so far, so I made a page for them and was planning on doing a daily/almost daily flashcard like the one below.
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

    01/31/2015 9:11:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 30, 2015 | Samuel Goldman
    Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taub‘s stands out for its denial of Chait’s basic premise. According to Taub: …there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it’s used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue. This is a curious response. Sure, people use the term in different ways. But Chait provides a...
  • “Fetus” or “Baby?”

    01/11/2015 9:58:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    At a conference for abortion providers, held in Los Angeles, nurse Henrietta Blackmon instructed other clinic workers: “We have to be very, very sensitive, and very, very aware what words we are using to describe the procedures used. Use the word “fetus”: this is a fetus; this is not a “baby.” Paul Marx, the Death Peddlers: War on the Unborn (Collegeville, Minnesota: St. John’s University press, 1971) 21
  • The devil defines "liberal"

    06/04/2014 12:50:34 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    2014-06-04 | Guy Smith
    Thought the following descriptions and caustic quotes concerning liberals might be amusing to many. Oddly no definition for "libertarian" though a bit of running commentary about both Republicans and Democrats. Extracted from the newly released The Devil’s Dictionary (new millennia edition). Grab a copy for your cynical old man for father's day. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983240752/liberal, noun 1. Someone who does not care what you do as long as it is compulsory. 2. A person who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which he proposes to pay-off with your money. 3. A person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment....
  • Urban Dictionary: Mosin-Nagant (definition)

    10/14/2013 7:28:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    urbandictionary.com ^ | 2013 | Urban dictionary
    mosin-nagant The Mosin-nagant is an old school bolt action rifle from Russia. Originally designed by a drunk Russian engineer and an even more drunk Belgian gunsmith, who drew up blueprints on napkins in the back of a pub somewhere in Siberia in a vodka-induced stupor. The Mosin-nagant fires the 7.62x54r cartridge, which can kill a polar bear at a thousand yards and keep going right through the tree he was standing in front of. The Mosin-nagant was used by the Russians in both world wars, so it's killed more Germans than collisions on the autobahn and under-cooked sauerkraut combined. Surplus...
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.