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  • Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein (live)

    06/25/2021 5:56:19 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | 1973 | Edgar Winter
    youtube link hereEdgar ran out of instruments to play, so he played the amp it looks like. Amazing performance.
  • FAA group urges move to gender-neutral terms, no more ‘airman’ or ‘cockpit’

    06/25/2021 6:23:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 24, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    A Federal Aviation Administration advisory group is urging the agency to replace words like “airman” and “cockpit” with gender-neutral terms like “aviator” and “flight deck.” The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee put forth the recommendations in a report released Wednesday, part of a broader push for equity in the agency and aviation industry.
  • Quiz Words that have the letters UU

    05/01/2021 5:26:23 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 62 replies
    1 May 21 | hapnHal
    Today's quiz!! How many words in English have the double letters uu? I can only find three. 1. vacuum 2. Hyundai Equus and a third word ?? See, if you know what is the third "uu" word. and, are there any more double "uu" words? PS Don't ask Biden.
  • 10 Politically Correct But Factually False Words And Phrases To Stop Using Immediately

    04/20/2021 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2021 | Elle Reynolds
    10 Politically Correct But Factually False Words And Phrases To Stop Using ImmediatelyTo counter the left’s lies, conservatives have to use words that accurately reflect the truth — not words that actively mean the opposite.“The worst thing one can do with words is to surrender them,” George Orwell wrote in his 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language.” Orwell protested not just sloppy use of language, but intentional misuse of language for political purposes.“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,” he said. “Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy...
  • Definition of terms: Then and now: A simple checklist for dealing with life in the new woke society.

    03/17/2021 6:59:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/17/2021 | Tanya Berlaga
    Pregnant women serving in the militaryThen: Violence against women Now: DiversityNormalThen: "Functioning or occurring in a natural way" Now: Hateful stereotypeIn-person learningThen: School Now: Promoting white supremacyIn-person votingThen: Election day Now: Voter suppressionRemoving a child's genitalsThen: Child mutilation Now: Routine medical check-upCensorship of booksAllowing only females in women's sportsThen: Women's sports Now: Human rights violationWearing a sombreroThen: A Halloween costume Now: Cultural appropriationFalse accusation of sexual harassmentThen: Slander Now: Your truthMom, dad, brother, sister...Then: Proper term for family members Now: Hateful stereotypesThen: Book burning Now: Banning hate speechBanning TV networksThen: Totalitarianism Now: Defending democracyReporting factsThen: Journalism Now: BothsidesismMandating vaccine only...
  • How Reading Great Literature Helps Protect You From Big Brother’s Thought Control

    02/17/2021 7:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 17, 2021 | Cory Grewell
    The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’Back in the 1990s, an adjunct English professor at Bakersfield College used to start first-day freshman composition by writing the F-word on the whiteboard in big capital letters. She’d then turn around and explain the word’s etymology, point out that its moral connotation was entirely a construct, and tell the students in no uncertain terms that any scandal they felt was due to their parochial ignorance. She would disabuse them of this...
  • These are some words colleges don't want you to say: Here are some of the words and phrases that are taboo on Campus

    02/03/2021 6:32:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 02/03/2021 | Jezzamine Wolk
    Amid a nationwide movement to remove statues, symbols, and words in the name of inclusion, Campus Reform rounded up recent examples of words that have been banned on college campuses.1. MSU eliminates the terms 'foreign' and 'alien'Michigan State University announced it would no longer use the terms “foreign” and “alien” in order to create a more inclusive environment. In October, Provost Teresa Woodruff addressed the Associated Students of MSU general assembly to announce the new “non-pejorative” language. Woodruff stated that moving forward, international students should be referred to as “non-domestic” or “international” to help “create a culture of not us...
  • Expression Origins:

    01/29/2021 8:50:59 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    email from friend | 1/29/2021 | unknown
    Expression Origins: In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult...
  • Biden Proposal Would Strip a Single Word from All US Laws

    01/21/2021 7:30:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | JANUARY 21, 2021 | JACK DAVIS
    The Biden administration wants to root out and eliminate what it believes to be an offensive word from every federal law. The immigration bill President Joe Biden is sending Congress aims to appease progressives and illegal immigrants who want to be called something more pleasing to the ear than the current federal definition. The word “alien” has peppered laws concerning those who are not American citizens since the 1798 Alien and Sedition Act. “The bill further recognizes America as a nation of immigrants by changing the word ‘alien’ to ‘noncitizen’ in our immigration laws,” a Biden transition team news release...
  • Nancy Pelosi Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules

    01/01/2021 6:12:18 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 1, 2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.” “This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history,” said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.
  • Here are 7 words and phrases the campus PC police tried to banish in 2020

    12/28/2020 5:32:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    https://www.thecollegefix.com ^ | Jennifer Kabbany • December 28, 2020
    It seems like, year after year, the number of words we Americans are allowed to say continues to shrink. That trend is particularly evident on college campuses, where almost once a month there’s a newly deemed offensive or non-inclusive word students and faculty are encouraged to avoid. Over the last 12 months The College Fix has chronicled several examples, striving to keep tabs on the ever-expanding list of verboten words and phrases, according to the campus PC police. ================================================================ Low-hanging fruit: At an event led by Elgin Community College’s Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee, it was explained that the term...
  • University of Michigan is blasted as 'parochial and moronic' after task force bans words like 'picnic,' 'brown bag' and 'blacklist' for being offensive and harming morale

    12/24/2020 1:07:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 24 2020 | HOLDEN WALTER-WARNER
    The University of Michigan has been blasted as 'moronic' for launching a task force which has branded the words 'picnic,' 'brown bag' and 'blacklist' as offensive terms which could harm morale. The 'Words Matter Task Force' - set up by the school's Information and Technology Services department - listed more than two dozen words and phrases that could be perceived as offensive to some people, and provided an alternative term that could be used instead. 'To effectively communicate with customers, it is important for ITS to evaluate the terms and language conventions that may hinder effective communication, harm morale, and...
  • Video Proof That Females Talk More Than Males

    10/21/2020 9:33:40 PM PDT · by OneVike · 18 replies
    OneVike FreeRepublic Blog ^ | 10/21/20 | Chuck Ness
     by Chuck NessEver here the joke about the husband who was looking through the paper when he came upon a study that said women use more words than men? There was a married man who read in a magazine that, "Men use about 7000 words per day, but women use 20,000". Excited to prove to his wife that he had been right all along when he accused her of talking too much, he showed her the study results. The wife thought for a while, then finally she said to her husband, "It’s because men never listen so we have...
  • Dr. Fauci Just Said the 4 Words You've Been Waiting to Hear

    10/02/2020 9:11:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    newsyahoo ^ | 10/01/2020 | Jaimie Etkin
    It feels like we're at another turning point with the COVID pandemic. After weeks of declining coronavirus case numbers nationwide, we've had a change of luck and cases are now climbing in 32 states across the U.S., The New York Times reports. But it's not all bad news, according to Anthony Fauci, MD. In a conversation with Wired editor at large Steven Levy published on Sept. 30, Fauci actually sounded optimistic, particularly when discussing the COVID vaccine. In fact, Fauci said the positive words you've likely been waiting to hear: "This outbreak will end." He added, "We will get a...
  • USC Prof Placed on Temporary Leave for Using Chinese Word That Sounds Like Racial Slur in English

    09/04/2020 3:28:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 4, 2020 | Mike LaChance
    Professor Greg Patton teaches at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. During a recent online lesson, he spoke about how different words can sound in different languages. Without any apparent harmful intent, he pointed out how something sounds in Chinese, and some people heard a racist word. He has since been placed on temporary leave...
  • Google will let employees work from home for at least another year

    07/27/2020 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Vendome · 18 replies
    NYPOST ^ | July 27, 2020 | Nicolas Vega
    Google will keep its employees working from home for at least another full year. Staff at the search giant — who were first sent home in March due to the coronavirus pandemic — are not expected to return in a large capacity until at least July 2021, according to the Wall Street Journal. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai was reportedly “swayed in part by sympathy for employees with families to plan for uncertain school years that may involve at-home instruction, depending on geography.” Silicon Valley’s tech titans have signaled that working from home may be the new norm moving forward. Twitter CEO...
  • Plimoth Plantation to change its name

    07/11/2020 9:14:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 11, 2020 | LISA KASHINSKY
    Plimoth Plantation will change its name to better incorporate the history of the Native Americans who have long lived in the region. A new moniker that will be “inclusive of the Indigenous history that is part of our educational mission” will be unveiled later this year, the living history museum said.
  • The speech police dubs yet more words 'racist' David Harsanyi notes how completely inoffensive phrases are now considered verboten

    07/10/2020 7:24:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/9/2020 | David Harsanyi
    Recently, I ran across a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer that lays out four racist words and phrases that should be banished from the English language. It begins like this: "Editor's note: Please be aware offensive terms are repeated here solely for the purpose of identifying and analyzing them honestly. These terms may upset some readers." Steel yourself, brave reader, here they are: Peanut gallery Eenie meenie miney moe Gyp No can do The same grammarian who authored the piece had previously confronted the "deeply racist connotation" of the word "thug," noting that President Donald Trump "wasn't the least bit...
  • Regarding the Incorrect Use of 'Decimate'

    11/16/2019 6:32:42 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 79 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | unknown | Word History
    It's totally fine to use 'decimate' as a synonym for 'devastate'. This is why. The issue that many people have with the decline and fall of the word decimate is that is once upon a time it had a very singular meaning, a meaning that is in danger of being lost forever to the vandals and barbarian hordes who are manhandling the English language through using this word to mean “to destroy a large number of.” The specific complaint is that decimate had the specific meaning, in ancient Rome, of killing one of every ten soldiers, as a form of...
  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY: AVOID USING THE WORD “AMERICA” BECAUSE IT’S NOT INCLUSIVE

    07/18/2019 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Infowars ^ | 07/18/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A new “inclusive language guide” compiled by Colorado State University asserts that the word “America” is “non-inclusive” and should be avoided.“CSU lists both “American” and “America” as non-inclusive words “to avoid,” due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one “erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.” The school suggests using “U.S. citizen” or “person from the U.S.” as substitutes,” writes Ethan Cai.Other words to avoid include the following;– Male and female/ladies and gentlemen/Mr./Mrs./Ms (these words are gendered yet we don’t know...