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Black holes given a politically correct name
The Daily Redundancy ^

Posted on 07/25/2007 9:23:00 AM PDT by chordmaster

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The International Space Nomenclature Council today adopted the term 'emplacements de hauts gravité super' - or 'super high gravity locations' - as the official replacement name for black holes. Originally named in reference to the fact that light cannot escape their intense gravity, the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans...

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TOPICS: Humor; Science
KEYWORDS: blackholes; nifong; satire; xplanets
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1 posted on 07/25/2007 9:23:07 AM PDT by chordmaster
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To: chordmaster

Ebony suckers.


2 posted on 07/25/2007 9:24:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: chordmaster

Is this from the Belgium scrappleface? LOL Good one.


3 posted on 07/25/2007 9:24:21 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: chordmaster

The U.S. Government is a black hole...of taxpayer dollars.


4 posted on 07/25/2007 9:24:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: chordmaster

Holes of color?


5 posted on 07/25/2007 9:25:45 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: chordmaster

‘black hole’ was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans...

I’ve never heard such a criticism, but it only stands to reason that the politically correct fools would make such a suggestion.

Maybe “hole of color” would appease them?


6 posted on 07/25/2007 9:26:33 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: new cruelty

You have to stop calling the Nappy Headed Black Holes.


7 posted on 07/25/2007 9:27:01 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: chordmaster

I look for ‘super high gravity location’ to quickly replace ‘black hole’ in the common lingo.

NOT!


8 posted on 07/25/2007 9:28:10 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Enterprise

And be sure to pronounce the L in hoes.


9 posted on 07/25/2007 9:28:57 AM PDT by Weeedley
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To: chordmaster
Originally named in reference to the fact that light cannot escape their intense gravity, the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans...

Can someone explain to be how that is being insensitive?

I hate whining victim groups claiming exclusive ownership of a word defining a color forpetesake!

Unless someone, other than I is willing to argue that the expression "black hole" is invariably assumed to mean Africa... and even then....

10 posted on 07/25/2007 9:28:57 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: chordmaster

Well then, I guess the term “black ice” would really get these people exercised!


11 posted on 07/25/2007 9:30:03 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: new cruelty

“nappy-headed holes?”


12 posted on 07/25/2007 9:30:17 AM PDT by omniscient
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To: chordmaster

white holes can’t jump!


13 posted on 07/25/2007 9:30:55 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chordmaster

Next of the list of super-sensitive wussies of African decent: “blacktop”.


14 posted on 07/25/2007 9:31:11 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: chordmaster

OK, you have that one fixed, now what about Uranus?


15 posted on 07/25/2007 9:31:12 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: chordmaster

Ebony Orifices


16 posted on 07/25/2007 9:31:27 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: chordmaster
I like these kinds of posts. These writings are not only good for a laugh, they also expose the humorless among us.
17 posted on 07/25/2007 9:31:59 AM PDT by SaveTheChief (Chief Illiniwek (1926-2007))
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To: chordmaster

Black is beautiful.


18 posted on 07/25/2007 9:32:05 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Weeedley
Word is that they are going to renamed again to Super Hi Intensity Traction Holes
19 posted on 07/25/2007 9:33:02 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: chordmaster

Black Ho’s?


20 posted on 07/25/2007 9:33:31 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: chordmaster
I am offended by the term, "white noise".

The correct term shuld be, "noncolorized audio interference"

21 posted on 07/25/2007 9:33:50 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: chordmaster

Nappy headed Ho’s of Suction..


22 posted on 07/25/2007 9:35:03 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: chordmaster

we haven’t even adopted the metric system. what make the eurowienies think we’ll stop using the term black hole. nobody is going to remember to use that eurogobledeegook.


23 posted on 07/25/2007 9:35:59 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: JZelle
If my memory serves me, I seem to recall seeing a performance in a place called the Ratskeller in Fort Wayne, IN many years ago by an entertainer by the name of Cash Money, and from where I was sitting, it wasn’t black.
24 posted on 07/25/2007 9:37:35 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: chordmaster
Jack, I'm sorry, but your name is insensitive and you have to change it. I think Jack Brown is still OK....


25 posted on 07/25/2007 9:40:34 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: chordmaster
Someone tell Prof Hawking ..I'm 'fraidy scared.


26 posted on 07/25/2007 9:41:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: RexBeach
Well then, I guess the term “black ice” would really get these people exercised!

Yes, which is why I refer to it as "luminescently challenged frozen water molecules".

27 posted on 07/25/2007 9:41:59 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Kirkwood

I’m not so sure ;)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1870776/posts


28 posted on 07/25/2007 9:49:57 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: chordmaster
"the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans"

It wasn't offensive to African-Africans? Or to dark skinned people with no ties to the African continent?

29 posted on 07/25/2007 9:50:28 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; garbageseeker; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans
And because there is no "Oh Spare Me" ping list:
 
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30 posted on 07/25/2007 9:51:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hunter112

LOL!!!

Look, it’s the post of the day!


31 posted on 07/25/2007 9:52:10 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: weegee

You think thats convoluted? I once saw a reference to Canadian-African-Americans.


32 posted on 07/25/2007 9:57:36 AM PDT by Weeedley
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To: Enterprise

I’m careful not to take a drink of anything before reading topics like these, and it’s a very, very good thing. ;’D


33 posted on 07/25/2007 10:01:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chordmaster

So, when’s the change on White Dwarves coming up?

Lol!


34 posted on 07/25/2007 10:02:26 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: chordmaster

Couldn’t they just call ‘em “Snoop Dogs”?


35 posted on 07/25/2007 10:02:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chordmaster
I remember the good old days, when they were called "collapsars":
Google

36 posted on 07/25/2007 10:04:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

How about “Al Sharptons”?


37 posted on 07/25/2007 10:05:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chordmaster

I thought the correct name was “Singularity”.


38 posted on 07/25/2007 10:07:04 AM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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I've got it!
Carbon Debits

39 posted on 07/25/2007 10:07:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chordmaster

They’d better make sure this term doesn’t offend Supergravimetric-Americans like Algore or Michael Moore...


40 posted on 07/25/2007 10:07:22 AM PDT by mikrofon (Massive _-Holes)
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To: Little Ray

that’s not specific to black holes. :’)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_singularity


41 posted on 07/25/2007 10:08:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 23, 2007 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chordmaster

The fact that this is satire escaping so many people’s notice is very telling of the times we live in.

When something like this is “plausible” and “not suprising” enough to ping a few people into questioning it’s validity... the world is more f-ed than we can imagine!


Nokidi Imsure, Professor of Astronomic Anthropology at Howyflyl University. “You would definitely want to cross the street if you saw one coming.”

hehehehehehe


42 posted on 07/25/2007 11:00:30 AM PDT by MacDorcha ("So what if smoking kills me when I'm 80? Who wants to live to 90 anyway?"- SouthPark)
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To: RexBeach
Well then, I guess the term “black ice” would really get these people exercised!

How about 'black body' as used in the study of physics?
How about tubes of paint? "Paint of color"? how silly is that?

43 posted on 07/25/2007 11:28:17 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Dixie Yooper
OK, you have that one fixed, now what about Uranus?

You go ahead and worry about Uranus.
I'm still stressed out about Pluto...

Just saying.

44 posted on 07/25/2007 11:30:00 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: chordmaster
African-Europeans...

rofl!! that's the first time i've actually heard this. someone must have finally smacked the reporters for refering to black englishmen as african americans.
45 posted on 07/25/2007 11:30:38 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: absolootezer0

What would someone who was black immigrated to the US from Europe be called? African-European-American?


46 posted on 07/25/2007 11:51:14 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: chordmaster

What a stupid article.


47 posted on 07/25/2007 12:15:20 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

ever see domino? there’s a lady in there that explains it..


Jerry Springer: OK, as I understand it, you brought a mixed-race flow chart with you. Why don’t we bring that out?
Lateesha Rodriguez: How you doin’, sugar? All right. I’m gonna call you later. Mwah. All right.
Lateesha Rodriguez: Take a look at this... Blactino, blackasian, hispasian, OK? Now, for the Asian subcategories- I got you, sister. We have chinegro right here. That’s you. Chinegro.
Chinegro Woman: That’s not a word! That’s not a word!
Lateesha Rodriguez: Yes, it is, sister. We have koreagro. Japegro, OK? Chispanic, koreaspanic, and last but not least, check this out, y’all... japanic.

Lateesha Rodriguez: That’s how I flow with it!
Jerry Springer: Do you believe the government should recognise these racial subgroups?
Lateesha Rodriguez: Yes, Jerry, I do.


48 posted on 07/25/2007 1:14:51 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: chordmaster

The real reason is that if you translate ‘Black hole’ literally into Russian and several other languages it becomes an idiom that means exactly what you think it means.

Potentially leads to doctors showing up a astrophysics conventions.


49 posted on 07/25/2007 1:22:39 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Enterprise

Word is that they .........................Can I ask who THEY are?...LOL.....


50 posted on 07/25/2007 1:27:02 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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