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  • What Needs to Change About DEI — and What Doesn’t

    04/17/2024 9:00:35 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | 4/9/24 | LiLy Zheng
    Summary. As DEI work faces increasing scrutiny socially, politically, and legally, organizations are taking extra care to re-evaluate their DEI efforts. Leaders are right to consider change, not as a reaction to backlash, but to work toward a more accountable, transparent, and successful vision of what DEI could be. The author identifies three things that need to change: 1) Clumsy, jargon-heavy communication, 2) disconnected and decoupled DEI goals and programs, and 3) nonexistent or vanity DEI measurement. They also identify three things that should be maintained: 1) Responsiveness to broader society, 2) commitment to healthy organizations, and 3) the belief...
  • Swedish MP who previously fought for open borders does a ‘spectacular u-turn’ and argues for deportations for migrants devouring her homeland

    04/17/2024 7:12:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | Olivia Murray
    “I have changed my mind on the matter,” said Louise Meijer, a Swedish Member of Parliament who was once a vocal supporter of open borders and mass arrivals—but as Thomas Brooke of Remix News writes, Meijer has undertaken a “spectacular u-turn” and is now calling for “strict immigration, deportations, and reparation” policies to combat the “fundamental” transformation of her beloved Sweden. Here’s this, from Brooke’s report: A Swedish lawmaker who previously advocated in favor of mass arrivals of asylum seekers during the migrant crisis of 2015 has admitted the influx of immigration has fundamentally changed the country and now wants...
  • E. Jean Carroll is on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2024

    04/17/2024 5:07:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 17, 2024 | TARANA BURKE
    The triumph of E. Jean Carroll starts with her disclosures—here was this woman from the self-described “silent generation” ripping off the gag. She embodied what #MeToo was actually about: not a woman taking down a powerful man, but a woman freeing herself. And in E. Jean’s case, it just so happens, freeing millions more alongside her. We like to count women’s days and then count them out. That’s impossible to do with E. Jean. Her moves are undeniably heroic. And while we should all bow in gratitude to her for adding her name to the long list of women who...
  • Prince Harry Renounces His British Residency, Says America Is His Home

    04/17/2024 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 110 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr. 17, 2024 2:52PM EDT | Tom Sykes
    Immigrant Prince Harry has finally renounced one of his last links with the U.K.; his residency status. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prince Harry has publicly renounced his British residency, in paperwork coinciding with his first public appearance since his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, was diagnosed with cancer. Harry spoke via video link on Wednesday at the annual general meeting of Travalyst, the sustainable travel organization he founded in 2019, before quitting the royal family. As part of the organization’s year-end procedures, it also filed company returns in which Harry officially submitted “new details” in which he declared his “new country/state usually resident” was now...
  • Controversial TikToker Kyle Marisa Roth, Notorious for Hollywood Exposés on Figures Like Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, and Diddy, Found Dead at 36

    04/17/2024 12:55:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 17, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    Kyle Marisa Roth, 36, a famous TikTok personality famed for her explosive celebrity gossip and Hollywood exposés, has been confirmed dead by her family. Roth, who carved a niche for herself by sharing insider information, blind items, and uncovering scandals within the entertainment industry, was known for her fearless approach and had amassed a considerable following. Her family announced her untimely demise on Monday with heartrending posts across various social media platforms. “My daughter Kyle has passed away. She touched some of your lives personally and some of your lives via her immense life on another platform. Kyle loved and...
  • Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP

    04/17/2024 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 12, 2024 | Paul McClure
    The SomnoDent Flex®, the mandibular advancement device (MAD) used in the study. Somno Med AU ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, so a new study examined which sleep apnea treatments – a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that keeps the airways open – was more effective at lowering blood pressure. Medications are the first-line treatment for high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. However, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can cause and/or exacerbate hypertension, is being recognized as an underdiagnosed and modifiable risk factor. The most common sleep-rated breathing disorder, OSA is caused by...
  • Known wolves

    04/17/2024 12:12:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | M. Walter
    2024’s “known wolves” carry badges and/or act under the color of law. “It needs to be said, and it needs to be said loudly, the FBI is the 2024 equivalent of the 1984 Soviet-era KGB, now FSB.” — Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse American Thinker and The Conservative Treehouse share many of the same readers, so you may well be familiar with Sundance’s meticulous work over the years, documenting our known-knowns and our known-unknowns. He’s not much for the flights of fancy attendant to unknown-unknowns, so that’s a big part of what makes him such compelling reading. He’s a connect-the-dots...
  • Can Chicago protect the people going to the convention?

    04/17/2024 11:08:37 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    As we saw this week, the mob closed O'Hare Airport and travelers had to get out of their cars or miss their flights. Was this a "test run" for the convention? Probably so. Add Midway Airport plus local freeways and moving around the city will be a nightmare. Add to this the shooting, and who in the world wants to go to the convention? The convention hall is going to look like a fortress, and who knows what will break out on the floor? The Squad will be there and that's a formula for madness. My point is that this...
  • Interstate Intruders Arrested: Out-of-State Crew Arrest for Car Break-Ins

    04/17/2024 11:03:17 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    Fairfax County [VA] Police Department News ^ | 17 April 2024 | FCPD Public Affairs Bureau
    West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division have arrested two men connected to numerous car break-ins at Fairfax County Parks. From May 23, 2022 to March 27, 2024, officers responded to numerous reports of car break-ins in the West Springfield District. In several cases, the victim’s credit cards were later discovered to have been utilized at different stores. Detectives identified ten car break-ins across different county parks, including Hemlock Park, Fountain Head Park, and Burke Lake Park, during this period that they believed were connected. Utilizing surveillance footage, License Plate Reader Technology, and a review of...
  • Election Integrity: Trump, Mike Johnson Back Bill Assuring Only U.S. Citizens Vote in Elections

    04/17/2024 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 28 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | April 17, 2024 | Ben Johnson
    After election watchdogs have documented tens of thousands of non-citizens registering to vote in swing states and Republican strongholds alike, President Donald Trump and House Republicans have backed legislation to assure only U.S. citizens vote in national elections. Standing alongside the 45th president at Mar-a-Lago on Friday, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) announced that House Republicans will “introduce legislation that requires every single person who registers to vote in a federal election must prove [he is] an American citizen.”
  • Paintball-blasting home security camera redefines 'enter at own risk'

    04/17/2024 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 14, 2024 | Bronwyn Thompson
    The creators of PaintCam Eve want it to be a new, rather artistic force in neighborhood watchPaintCam The humble security cam is now ready and willing to choose violence. A big-thinking Slovenian startup has created a curious smart security camera that doesn't just spy on your visitors, but will actively open fire on potential intruders with paintball pellets – or even tear gas rounds – with "ultra high precision." What could possibly go wrong? Do-it-yourself home security systems are commonplace these days. They're clever and simple enough that more or less anyone can install one to keep watch on property...
  • Woman wheels a CORPSE into a bank and tries to get him to 'sign off' a loan in her name while holding his head up in front of suspicious staff who ask why he looks 'very pale'

    04/17/2024 8:12:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 17, 2024 | Natalia Penza
    This is the moment a woman wheeled a corpse into a bank and allegedly tried to get him to 'sign off' a loan in her name while holding his head up in front of suspicious staff who asked why he looked so pale. Bank employees started filming the pair and ended up calling for an ambulance and police as she used her hand to keep the deceased pensioner's head upright and told him: 'Uncle, are you listening? You have to sign it. I can't sign for you.' Footage showed the woman telling the dead man to grip hold of his...
  • Confirmed: Researchers Reveal COVID mRNA Vaccines Contain Component that Suppresses Immune Response and Stimulates Cancer Growth

    04/17/2024 7:05:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 17, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    A comprehensive review by an international consortium of scientists has raised serious concerns about the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines’ safety profile. Review articles are summaries of current research on a particular topic. They are also sometimes called literature reviews or secondary sources. The review, “N1-methyl-pseudouridine (m1Ψ): Friend or foe of cancer?” published on Science Direct, delves into the potential implications of a vaccine ingredient—N1-methyl-pseudouridine (m1Ψ)—that may play a role in immune suppression and cancer proliferation. m1Ψ was incorporated into Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to enhance its efficacy. This component was introduced in the mRNA vaccine as a means to produce a...
  • Trump Nemesis Brian Kemp Endorses Embattled Speaker Mike Johnson

    04/17/2024 6:47:52 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16Apr | B Jaye
    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), best known for his animosity toward Donald Trump, came out in defense of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) as his speakership appears headed for the rocks. “Instead of bickering amongst themselves and handing Democrats control of the House, Republicans should do their damn job and vote on the important issues facing our nation,” Kemp posted on X.
  • Wednesday War Room, 10AM-Noon & 5-7PM ET

    04/17/2024 6:30:43 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 4 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 04/17/2024 | Stephen K. Bannon
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  • Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Blasts Wolf Abuse

    04/17/2024 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | April 16, 2024 | Mark Heinz
    The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Tuesday issued a stark condemnation of the apparent capture, abuse and killing of a wolf in Sublette County. Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Gordon is “monitoring the situation.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Screenshots from a video clip provided exclusively to Cowboy State Daily show Daniel, Wyoming, resident Cody Roberts kneeling over and kissing the muzzle of a weak and injured wolf in the Green River Bar in Daniel on Feb. 29. No reproduction without permission. (Cowboy State Daily Staff) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While meeting Tuesday in Riverton, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission issued a statement starkly condemning the apparent...
  • Very disturbing meth overdose in progress. WARNING: Graphic

    04/17/2024 5:20:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    New kinds of synthesized narcotics are hitting the street and they’re turning people into extras from a zombie movie. Awful. Very disturbing video at link. CHINA is doing this with the help of the Mexican Cartels and Joe Biden........................
  • Appalling moment student slaps woman teacher twice across the face while hurling profanities including 'b****' and 'n*****' at high school in North Carolina

    04/17/2024 5:15:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2024 | Dominic Yeatman
    Teachers at a school have reacted with horror to a video of their middle-aged female colleague being repeatedly punched in the face and abused by a male student. The teenager has been arrested after a classmate filmed the profanity-laden physical attack at Parkland High School in North Salem, North Carolina. The teacher sits motionless in the classroom as the student lands a right-handed punch to her cheek before he steps back and demands: 'Want me to hit you again?'
  • New NASA Mars Crew Has a Muslim, No White People

    04/17/2024 5:11:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    “To reach out to the Muslim world… to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.” There’s the Right Stuff (pictured above) and the Woke Stuff. NASA no longer has the right stuff, so all it’s got is the DEI stuff.Remember this? In July 2010, NASA chief Charles Bolden, an Obama appointee, told Al Jazeera that his boss had given him three priorities… none of them involving space exploration. The foremost priority for the agency once tasked with sending a man to the moon was “to reach out to the Muslim world… to help them...
  • Sydney Sweeney 'is not pretty and she can't act' declares top Hollywood producer Carol Baum, calling her movie Anyone But You 'unwatchable'

    04/17/2024 4:57:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2024 | Hazel Jones
    She is one of Hollywood's hottest young rising stars - recently been hailed as evidence for woke culture being in the decline. But now Sydney Sweeney has been fiercely blasted by one of Hollywood's top female producers. 'She's not pretty, she can't act,' claims Carol Baum, whose films include Father of the Bride and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.