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  • Aerosol Covid Vaccine Developed [semi-satire]

    09/05/2023 11:22:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 September 2023 | John Semmens
    The development of an airborne method of delivery for mRNA vaccines was hailed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra as "a game changer in the way we can combat future pandemics. No longer will we be dependent on our ability to persuade or threaten people to get vaccinated. By placing aerosol dispensers of FDA approved experimental vaccines in key gathering places like food stores, medical facilities, indoor sports arenas, airports, and public transit people can be painlessly vaccinated without their knowledge and 100% compliance achieved." Dr. Anthony Fauci, the world's leading expert on health said "I wish...
  • Short-staffed Austin police urge robbery victims not to call 911 as crime ravages city

    09/05/2023 10:59:09 AM PDT · by thegagline · 74 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/05/2023 | Andrea Vacchiano
    Austin police in Texas are asking residents to call 311 if they get robbed near an ATM as the department struggles amid an increase in urban crime and staffing shortages. The Austin Police Department posted a graphic in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, to urge residents to call 311 or make an online report if they’re robbed – 311 is a number usually used for non-emergency requests, as opposed to 911. “Even if you are cautious & follow all the safety advice, you may still become the unfortunate victim of a robbery,” the Austin Police Department wrote...
  • 'ALL CARS ARE BAD': Pete Buttigieg's Equity Advisers Want You To Stop Driving

    09/01/2023 12:11:11 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 112 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1 Sep 2023 | Charles Hilu
    Transportation secretary's equity committee aims to bring 'diversity' and 'inclusion' to America's infrastructurTransportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is appointing a group of "leading experts" to advise him on "transportation equity," including several who argue that cars cause climate change and promote racism and therefore should be phased out.Buttigieg earlier this month appointed 24 new members to his Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity, an Obama-era body that Buttigieg is reviving after the Trump administration scrapped it. Included on the committee is Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, a "spatial policy scholar" who says "ALL CARS ARE BAD" given that they cause "a myriad of environmental issues...
  • Diversity teacher says he wants to 'burn things down' for equity agenda after staff trashes his DEI class

    08/29/2023 7:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/28/2023 | Hannah Grossman
    A Colorado public school diversity teacher said in private emails that he was struggling with the urge not to "burn things down" which didn't represent equity, according to records reviewed by Fox News Digital. Casey Menninger is a diversity teacher in Jefferson County Public School District's Foster K-8 school. Menninger was involved in crafting the curriculum for other teachers to present to their classes. Menninger wanted classes to be focused on bad things done by White people.
  • Hawaii Bureaucrats Make Fire Disaster Worse [semi-satire]

    08/22/2023 11:10:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 August 2023 | John Semmens
    The worst fire disaster in America's last 100 years was made worse when the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) refused to allow access to water to fight the conflagration on Maui Island for more than five hours while the fire leveled the town of Lahaina. M. Kaleo Manuel, a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and DLNR's deputy director for water resource, insisted that "a discussion about equity must precede as decision to divert water resources from a previously approved distribution to an unplanned so-called emergency." By the time the water needed was approved for firefighting the blaze had...
  • Hawaii official concerned with ‘equity’ delayed releasing water for more than 5 hours as wildfires raged: report

    08/19/2023 11:39:14 AM PDT · by thegagline · 101 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 08/19/2023 | Isabel Vincent
    Access to water should be predicated on “conversations about equity,” according to the Hawaii official under fire for delaying access to water during the Maui wildfires. M. Kaleo Manuel, former deputy director of the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, waited for more than five hours to release water during the wildfires that devastated Maui, according to reports. In a livestream debate hosted by the University of Hawaii last year, Manuel described water as a sacred god. “Let water connect us and not divide us,” said Manuel, referring to water distribution on the island. “We can share it, but it...
  • Official Who Ignored Request for Water During Maui Inferno: 'Water Requires Conversations Around Equity'

    08/17/2023 12:35:05 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 129 replies
    RedState ^ | August 17, 2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    During the inferno that devastated part of the island of Maui, wiping entire towns off the map and possibly killing more than a thousand people (once a full assessment can be made), people on Maui begged state officials to allow West Maui stream water to be diverted to fill up reservoirs for firefighting. That request went to M. Kaleo Manuel, Deputy Director of Hawaii's Commission on Water Resource Management, and he delayed approval of that water for five hours - five hours in which the once-contained fire exploded. By the time the approval was received, workers were unable to reach...
  • Home equity could be the source of the next spending boom

    08/10/2023 4:57:37 PM PDT · by millenial4freedom · 24 replies
    yahoo! Finance ^ | 08/10/2023 | Sam Ro
    As massive consumer tailwinds like excess savings fade, one wonders what — if anything — could help fuel the next leg of the consumer spending boom that has been juicing economic activity.In a research note Tuesday, Wells Fargo economists Tim Quinlan and Shannon Seery put a spotlight on a potential whopper: home equity."Strong home price appreciation in the years following the pandemic may be an underappreciated tailwind for the household sector," the economists wrote. "The total value of the U.S. single-family market breached $40 trillion last year, and the mix between debt and equity has shifted over time with the...
  • NJ Board of Ed goes gender neutral, dumps words ‘male,’ ‘female’

    08/05/2023 1:20:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Nypost ^ | 08/05/2023 | Dana Kennedy
    The terms “male” and “female” are so last year. At least to the New Jersey Board of Education, or NJSBE, which just voted to approve its “equity” policy and dump all gender-specific phrases in favor of the term “all students.” The vote passed six to five, with board members agreeing Wednesday to several language changes, the New Jersey Spotlight News reported. The board is required to vote on its equity code every seven years, according to the outlet.
  • It's Time to Get Rid of 'Woke,' Race and Equity Experts Say

    08/04/2023 2:13:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    WLTX | August 3, 2023
    It's Time to Get Rid of 'Woke,' Race and Equity Experts Say (Can only be linked to, per FR rules0
  • Movie time! "Harrison Bergeron" (1995) starring Sean Astin

    08/03/2023 6:08:55 PM PDT · by ValleyofHope · 5 replies The movie Harrrison Bergeron, made in 1995, based on Kurt Vonnegut's short story of the same name. Enjoy!
  • Is D.E.I. Going to D-I-E? Now, Even the wokest corporations are abandoning the DEI ship in the face of growing disenchantment and backlash.

    07/21/2023 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2023 | John Horvat II
    Since the Floyd riots of 2020, the Left has promoted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs as must-have credentials for woke corporations eager to show concern for “marginalized” minorities.DEI is marketed as a way to address racial discrimination in the corporate world with affirmative-action hiring practices. The programs also include LGBTQ+ identifiers, feminists, and any others claiming victimhood.Thus, DEI has been all the rage for the last few years as major companies scrambled to hire DEI officers for their workforce and boards of directors.Abandoning ShipThe rage is now over. DEI. is still around, but it has lost its luster. When...
  • California adopts new math standards focused on equity and “meaning-making.”

    07/13/2023 8:13:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2023 | John Sexton
    Yesterday California adopted a set of new math standards which are focused less on math skills and more on equity and “meaning-making.”The California State Board of Education voted to adopt a new—and much-debated—math framework on Wednesday, concluding a years-long process that involved three drafts, prompted hundreds of suggested revisions, and reignited decades-old arguments over the purpose of math education and the meaning of equity.The 1,000-page framework aims to put meaning-making at the center of the math classroom, promoting a focus on problem-solving and applying math knowledge to real-world situations. It also encourages teachers to make math culturally relevant and accessible...
  • Equity activists outraged at Disney, Netflix for forcing DEI chiefs out

    07/12/2023 4:13:03 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/12/2023 | By Yael Halon
    Diversity activists are accusing the entertainment industry of “corporate blackface” and running out of “White guilt” after a number of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) executives at top entertainment and media companies suddenly stepped down or were forced out of their roles. Between June 20 and July 3, at least five executives overseeing DEI initiatives at leading entertainment companies including Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery, left their posts. All the outgoing execs are Black women. An LA Times story published Tuesday linked the high-profile exits to the backlash against “wokeness” by conservative politics and pundits, as many speculate whether...
  • Maine public school pays drag performer $1,000 to speak to LGBT students

    07/11/2023 9:45:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2023 | Elizabeth Troutman , Houston Keene |
    Dominick Varney, also known as 'Priscilla Poppycocks,' spoke to high schoolers on May 4 ... A Maine public high school paid a gay drag performer $1,000 to speak to minors at a workshop, according to Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) documents. Drag performer Dominick Varney, also known as "Priscilla Poppycocks," spoke to Bangor High School students on May 4 as part of the school’s "Support, Educate, Empower" series to "empower" LGBT students. ... The school paid Varney and another performer, whose name was redacted from the FOAA documents, $1,000 each out of the school’s $15,000 grant from the Nellie Mae...
  • Africa’s richest city is now a crumbling hellscape after less than 30 years of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion…

    07/01/2023 12:05:46 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 96 replies
    Revolver News ^ | 6/26/23 | Staff
    South Africa has been heading towards a collapse for some time now. The process began in the 90s and ran through the early 2000s when there was a mass exodus of white people due to escalating violence, racism, and limited employment opportunities. Johannesburg, the country’s capital city, is a prime example of South Africa’s decline. This once vibrant city, built on a foundation of wealth, has transformed into a bleak wasteland reminiscent of the novel “Lord of the Flies,” overrun by chaos, violence, and despair. How did Johannesburg, once a shining oasis, deteriorate into a crumbling hellscape within a relatively...
  • New Zealand Government Now Rations Healthcare to Non-Indigenous Patients for Racial Equity

    06/30/2023 1:25:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/30/2023 | Ben Bartee
    The Kiwi government has instituted a trendy new social engineering project for Equity™ that consists of denying healthcare to whites because of White Supremacy™ or whatever.Via the New Zealand Herald:Auckland surgeons are now required to consider a patient’s ethnicity alongside other factors when deciding who should get an operation first.Several surgeons say they are upset by the policy, which was introduced in Auckland in February and gave priority to Māori and Pacific Island patients – on the grounds that they have historically had unequal access to healthcare.Health officials stress that ethnicity is just one of five factors considered in deciding...
  • DEI: Diversity of what, exactly?

    06/12/2023 10:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/12/2023 | John Stonestreet, Maria Baer
    In less than a decade, the number of American companies with either an official department, an HR initiative, or a job title that includes the words “diversity, equity, and inclusion” has ballooned. In fact, by the end of 2020, U.S. companies were spending an estimated $3.4 billion on so-called “DEI” initiatives. Proponents say DEI initiatives are necessary to fight workplace discrimination. Despite how quickly the trend has grown in recent years, however, it’s not working. In 2019, after spending $114 million on an initiative aimed at increasing and promoting diversity, Google’s workforce was still only 3% African American. Last summer,...
  • Washington state's first equity director is fired after allegedly fat-shaming colleagues and making racist comments like 'I generally distrust Mexican people'

    06/09/2023 1:34:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/08/23 | Melissa Koenig
    Washington State's first equity director has been fired after an investigation found she made racist comments towards Hispanic colleagues and even fat-shamed one employee. Karen Johnson, the first director of the state's Office of Equity, was terminated from her position on May 17 after an independent investigation revealed several of her employees had complained about her 'biased and insensitive conduct.' One Mexican employee told investigators how Johnson once said she had a 'distrust of Mexican people,' while another said the director attacked her for her weight. Johnson has denied these allegations, and is said to be considering bringing a wrongful...
  • The Road to Socialism is Paved with Equity

    06/04/2023 7:02:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2023 | William Manning
    Equity is one of those quirky words that has numerous meanings .... The Biden administration is unable to enact legislation that will assure its vision of equity. Instead, it relies on the dictate of executive order and bureaucratic malfeasance to push its vision of systematic equity into American culture. ... In search of equity, liberals ignore justice. Democrat district attorneys all over the country downplay criminal behavior because they consider crime the result of a plethora of inequities encountered by law-breakers. They ignore the fact that criminal behavior is a choice made to damage or harm others. Liberals refuse to...