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  • Billionaire Harvard donor Ken Griffin says elite colleges produce ‘whiny snowflakes,’ stops donations

    02/02/2024 4:07:30 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 31, 2024 | Lexi Lonas
    Billionaire Harvard University donor Ken Griffin said Tuesday he has stopped financially supporting the university, accusing elite institutions of creating “whiny snowflakes” instead of focusing on education. Griffin, the founder of Citadel and worth more than $30 billion, has contributed some $500 million to Harvard in his lifetime. At the MFA Network Miami conference, he told CNBC in an interview he has stopped the donations but would “like that to change.” “And I’ve made that clear to members of the corporate board. But until Harvard makes it very clear that they’re going to resume their role as educating young American...
  • Trump urges Iowans to caucus: 'Even if you vote and then pass away, it's worth it'

    01/14/2024 7:33:42 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 24 replies
    Des Moines Register ^ | January 14, 2024 | Galen Bacharier
    <p>The former president assembled a cadre of celebrity endorsers and members of Congress backing him for the final push in Iowa, including WWE star Kane, British politician Nigel Farage and longtime Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable.</p><p>Trump also introduced North Dakota governor and former presidential candidate Doug Burgum, who endorsed the former president. Burgum said the front-runner will "deliver energy dominance" to the nation.for hours in wind chills that reached the mid-negative 40s.</p>
  • Often overwhelmed on big campuses, rural college students push for support

    11/22/2023 10:42:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | NOV. 20, 2023 | MATT KRUPNICK
    Most students in the Cal State Chico library were silently poring over books or computers one recent afternoon. But one group was tucked into a corner peppering the university’s president, Stephen Perez, with questions. What’s the world’s smallest mountain range? The Sutter Buttes, about an hour south of Chico. The only incorporated city in Modoc County? Alturas. The biggest lake in Plumas County? Lake Almanor. The students were testing Perez’s knowledge of the largely rural swath of the state served by his campus. Because that’s where all of them are from, towns such as Williams, MacArthur and Graeagle. This mostly...
  • Snowflakes! Woke Wisconsin council sparks outrage after instructing staff to avoid red and green decorations in public buildings and replacing religious ornaments with 'snow people'

    11/11/2023 5:45:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/23 | James Gordon
    A city council in Wisconsin has issued guidelines to its employees suggesting they do not use red and green decorations in public spaces to mark the Christmas holidays for fear of causing offense. The bizarre suggestion was put forward by Deputy City Administrator Melissa Cantarero Weiss in an email under the instruction of City Administrator James Archambo. In the email Weiss encouraged city workers to adopt 'inclusive decorating practices' in how Wauwatosa's municipal buildings are decorated over the holiday season including using more 'winter themed' decorations such as snowflakes or 'snow people'. The message specifically urges employees to choose more...
  • Delta Airlines backs flight attendant who denied passenger’s peanut allergy accommodation

    11/07/2023 6:53:31 AM PST · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    Fox ^ | 11-7-23 | Melissa Rudy
    Delta Air Lines is backing one of its flight attendants, who is accused of discrimination for failing to make allergy accommodations for a traveler on a flight from New York City to San Diego. When a California family asked that no almonds be served on the Oct. 2022 flight due to a teenager’s allergy, the flight attendant denied the request, according to a complaint filed to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Deborah Gianulis and her mother, Deena Gianulis, filed the complaint in Oct. 2023 on behalf of Deborah Gianulis’ teenage son, identified only as K.C. As the complaint states,...
  • 22 Types of Childhood Verbal Abuse and Their Recognition

    10/16/2023 3:25:32 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 123 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | October 14, 2023 | Christopher Bergland
    KEY POINTS • Childhood verbal abuse (CVA) is currently categorized under the broad umbrella of “emotional abuse.” • Along with four other child maltreatment subtypes, CVA should be a stand-alone child maltreatment subtype. • Recognizing and defining specific types of CVA is a starting point for preventing it. • A recent systematic review and meta-analysis identifies at least 22 unique types of childhood verbal abuse. In my opinion, the list of unique types of verbal abuse omitted one important one: lying, or malicious untruthfulness to children. I'm thinking here of the spiteful ex-wives who destroy the father's reputation in the...
  • Nevada Ranger’s Conduct ‘Under Review’ After Ramming Through Climate Protest Blockade, Arresting Activists at Gunpoint

    08/29/2023 9:50:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 127 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 29, 2023 11:45 am | By Cristina Laila
    The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Rangers released a statement after Nevada Rangers rammed through a climate blockade near the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada on Sunday. Sunday marked day one of Burning Man 2023, a yearly music and art festival in Northern Nevada. Climate protestors blocked the road leading to the Burning Man festival causing a major traffic jam. The climate militants were demanding Burning Man ban private jets and single-use plastics, according to a reporter on scene. As Banks Get Downgraded and Americans Scramble to Protect Retirement Accounts With Physical Gold and Silver, A Faith-Based Company...
  • 11 Popular Songs You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Racist

    07/11/2023 5:48:42 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 105 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | 6/21/23 | Jeremy Helligar
    You may have been singing along to them for years, but have you ever really thought about their lyrics? If not, it's definitely time. “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones Some things don’t deserve to be sung about, like slavery—especially when the song uses whipping imagery as it attempts to demonstrate the sexual prowess of Black women. But yet that’s precisely what Mick Jagger did in The Rolling Stones’ 1971 smash “Brown Sugar.” The title was offensive enough, but in the first verse, Jagger travels back to the plantation to peek in on the slave owners who used to make...
  • Code Red: Life Lessons from Colonel Jessup and Donald Trump

    07/08/2023 8:16:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-08-23 | Vince
    Movies can sometimes be something of a Rorschach test in terms of how one views the world. Like Rorschach tests, they can sometimes leave an observer scratching their heads. As an example, my top 10 movies are probably, in no particular order, Gladiator, Tombstone, Braveheart, LA Confidential, Valley Girl, (The original masterpiece with Deborah Foreman and Nicolas Cage, not that terrible remake!) Lost in Translation, Galaxy Quest, Trading Places, Love Actually and maybe Titanic. I’m not sure what that list says about me, particularly the inclusion of Valley Girl, but I’m sure some psychiatrist somewhere could say there’s something to...
  • A travel nightmare: Scripps News reporter trying to get to NYC airport

    06/27/2023 3:33:46 PM PDT · by jdt1138 · 4 replies
    Scripps News ^ | Jun 27, 2023 | Mary Chao
    By: Mary ChaoPosted at 2:28 PM, Jun 27, 2023 and last updated 1:31 PM, Jun 27, 2023 A loud shriek pierces the corridors of Terminal C at Orlando International Airport. A woman jumps from her seat yelling into her phone at the top of her lungs, swearing and pacing around the terminal. It’s 9 p.m. on Monday night, twelve hours after passengers for JetBlue flight 2528 began arriving for their flight to Newark, New Jersey. Tempers are short, patience is waning. Travelers are tired after sitting in uncomfortable chairs all day and purchasing expensive airport food. ...
  • Mike Pence appearance at UNC causes some to leave campus: ‘scared for their safety’

    04/30/2023 5:43:19 AM PDT · by CFW · 50 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 4/29/23 | Dave Huber
    Former Vice President Mike Pence appeared at the University of North Carolina this past week which, according to the student paper, resulted in some students leaving campus out of fear for “their safety.” The Daily Tar Heel reports that Pence spoke on April 26 about “a range of issues” at the “Saving America from the Woke Left” event sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation and the campus College Republicans. The UNC Young Democrats and members of 15 other student groups joined for a pre-Pence speech protest (pictured), dubbed “Saving America With the ‘Woke Left.’” Freshman Sawyer Husain, who’s from Pence’s...
  • Catholic author Kim Zember sparks controversy on UW-Madison campus

    04/14/2023 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | April 14, 2023 | Nicole Herzog
    MADISON, Wis. -- Another speaker has sparked controversy on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus after students received an email Wednesday morning that Catholic author Kim Zember would discuss her experiences with homosexuality and life with Christ Thursday evening. At first glance, many students felt excited that UW-Madison would host a speaker that promoted acceptance of LGBTQIA+ people in the Catholic faith. "I was honestly kind of happy initially upon seeing the email," student Mia Warren said. "It used a lot of LGBTQIA+ affirming language, and I think the main message of the email was love wins." But upon further research,...
  • Cornell University stands up to ‘triggered’ snowflakes

    04/04/2023 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2023 | Quinn Hillyer
    Big-time colleges so rarely have attacks of momentary sanity these days that it’s highly newsworthy when one really does exercise good judgment. Forgive, then, a few exuberant hosannas for Cornell University for rejecting a collegiate snowflake demand for mandatory “trigger warnings.” The school’s Student Assembly voted unanimously — doesn’t anyone think for herself anymore? — to “require instructors who present graphic traumatic content that may trigger the onset of symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to provide advance notice to students and refrain from penalizing students who opt out of exposure to such content.” The resolution so often repeats the...
  • Quit or be fired: Tallahassee principal out amid parent complaints over renaissance statue lesson

    03/27/2023 5:37:31 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 79 replies
    WCTV ^ | 23 March 2023 | Mike rogers
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The former principal for a Tallahassee charter school resigned after what she called a “series of miscommunications” regarding a 6th grade art class lesson that included an image of Michelanglo’s ‘David.’ The situation drew several complaints from parents, and has launched debate over the school’s policies. Tallahassee Classical School confirmed to WCTV the art lesson took place last Friday, and several parents reached out to express concerns that same day. Board Chair Barney Bishop confirmed that as part of an emergency meeting on Monday, a few days after the lesson, former principal Hope Carrasquilla was given...
  • Trump-appointed judge wants apology after ambush from Stanford dean

    03/11/2023 7:12:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | March 11, 2023 | Jon Levine
    A federal judge appointed by former President Trump was ambushed by about 100 student protesters and a woke diversity dean who derailed his talk at Stanford Law School and accused him of causing “harm” to students. Tirien Steinbach, the school’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, subjected U.S. Circuit Judge S. Kyle Duncan to a lengthy harangue and made it clear to him his presence on campus was unwelcome, video of the event shows. “It’s uncomfortable to say this to you as a person. It’s uncomfortable to say that for many people here, your work has caused harm,” Steinbach...
  • Appeals Court Judge ambushed by Communists at Stanford

    03/11/2023 1:42:14 PM PST · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-11-23 | DrJohn
    The judge in the picture above in Kyle Duncan. He is a sitting judge on the 5th Circuit Cour of Appeals. The hideous creature on the right is Tirien Steinbach. She is the Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stanford University (did you even know there was such a thing?) Duncan was invited by the Stanford Chapter of the Federalist Society to give a speech on guns, COVD mandates and Twitter. As he was to being speaking he was ambushed by the hideous creature who then spouted off about how terrible Duncan was. But she then launched into an...
  • Whoopi Goldberg: GOP Snowflakes Can’t Handle Women, Drag Queens, People of Color

    03/02/2023 12:17:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-02-2023 | Pam Key
    Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that she believed Republicans were “snowflakes” who want to get “rid” of women running amuck doing things, drag queens and people of color. Goldberg said, “Maher had some criticisms for the other side of the aisle, claiming the left lost the definition of woke.” On CNN, comedian Bill Maher said, “Democrats sometimes can take it too far. I would categorize liberal as different than woke. Woke started out as a good thing. An alert to injustice, who can be against that? But became an eye roll because they love diversity...
  • University of Florida protesters demand new president Ben Sasse disavow DeSantis' anti-woke 'attacks'

    02/03/2023 6:22:59 PM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2.3.23 | Alexander Hall
    Students and faculty have planned yet another protest as former Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., prepares to take leadership of the University of Florida. UF President-elect Sasse recently won approval from the Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. He is one of many Republicans and conservatives who are taking up positions in Florida’s academia amid a much larger push against woke politicization of education. The Gainesville Sun, a local Florida newspaper, reported that the incoming college president "will be greeted by protestors Monday afternoon outside the school's administration building as he officially takes the helm of the top-5...
  • M&M's Fires Their 'Spokescandies' After Woke Characters Cause Huge Backlash

    01/23/2023 11:28:11 AM PST · by montag813 · 89 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-23-2023 | Brandon Morse
    What used to be arguably America’s most famous candy became infamous over the course of the last few years as it descended into woke culture as many corporations did, and just like these other corporations, it paid the price."Get woke, Go broke," as the saying goes. M&M’s marketing team decided to take the beloved characters and begin changing up how they act and behave. While Red and Yellow were left alone, Green was defeminized so that she wasn’t so obviously a woman, which was offensive to the hard left for some reason. Moreover, they began adding other colors for the...
  • Professor: Gen Z is Useless, Mentally Fragile, and Causing a ‘National Crisis’

    01/12/2023 3:56:56 AM PST · by maddog55 · 75 replies
    The Lid ^ | 11 Jan 2023 | Jeff Dunetz
    A New York professor says that Generation Z is too brittle and jeopardizes America’s future, especially if a war happens because they will be useless in combat. Backing up that statement is, “Pentagon and Army Major Jon-Marc Thibodeau believe that Generation Z’s skeletons are weaker for various reasons. The dubbed “Nintendo Generation” has listed that a sedentary lifestyle has affected the skeletons of the current-day soldiers, making them easier to break when transitioning from a civilian lifestyle into the military.” Gen Z has been raised to be addicted to pointless social media posts and to be whiny victims who have...