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  • The U.S. Army Is Rushing to Field Drone-Killing Stryker Armored Vehicles

    05/08/2018 7:51:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. Army has taken note of the explosion of cheap, unmanned drones on the modern battlefield and is working to field a variant of the Stryker armored vehicle to shoot them down. The new variant will go to brigade combat teams fielding the Stryker vehicle, including an armored cavalry regiment in Europe. The Stryker interim armored vehicle (IAV) is an eight wheeled armored fighting vehicle that carries up to nine infantrymen into battle. The Stryker is equipped with a .50 caliber machine gun, TOW anti-tank missiles, or a 105-millimeter gun system. At 18 tons the Stryker is on the...
  • Cyclist recovering from crash with drunk driver injured again in hit-and-run

    04/13/2018 9:05:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    When JoJo McKibben was the victim of a hit-and-run on April 3 as she biked to work, she wasn't all that surprised. She was hit while biking by a drunk driver last summer and has come to expect that cars won't realize she's riding on two wheels. McKibben's boyfriend Brendan Sharpe said he has also been seriously injured by cars while he's biked in Austin, once in 2009 and again in 2015... Katie Delleoz, the executive director of Bike Austin, said she personally has nearly been struck at the same intersection McKibben was hit at last week
  • Diversity Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady

    03/20/2018 7:54:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | Mar.. 20, 2018 | David Cole
    Well, that is damned inconvenient. A state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge hailed as the inevitably wondrous result of diversity in engineering has collapsed within days of being paraded before the media. Did I say inconvenient? I should have said symbolic. “Diversity Bridge” (that’s not the structure’s official name, but I think it fits) was designed to connect Florida International University to the city of Sweetwater, where many FIU students and staff reside. The bridge, installed (though not yet opened to the public) a mere four days before its failure, spanned a busy Miami highway, and the collapse crushed cars and people underneath....
  • I Have an Alternative to AA That’s Gotten Thousands off Drinking

    01/04/2018 12:36:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2018 | Lauren Steussy
    Up until about three years ago, Annie Grace would end her stressful workdays as a vice president of a global marketing company with a glass of malbec, filled to the top, often the first of five in her daily ritual. By the time she tucked her two children into bed and kissed her husband good night, her teeth were purple, her breath was thick with the smell of booze and, often, an empty box of wine would be in the trash of their Evergreen, Colo., home. Some weeks, she and her husband would plow through 12 boxes. “I was not...
  • Time For A Truism: Men and Women Have Used Sex For Business and Personal Power For Centuries

    11/12/2017 7:50:37 AM PST · by Strac6 · 105 replies
    Strac6
    It's time for a reality check. All this Hollywood hysteria over sex abuse has masked one eternal truth; Men and women have used sex for power since the Garden of Eden. Eve did not get what she wanted because she typed 60WPM or cooked a great pot roast. I am not in any way excusing the abuse and rape of young men and women. That is abhorrent, illegal and the perpetrators should be brought to severe justice. It is especially prevalent in the liberal "Arts" (Cosby, Polanski, Weinstein, and hundreds of others.) It is so common that it wasn't even...
  • NFL - Let's start a movement!

    09/25/2017 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Rational Equality ^ | 9/25/17 | Baynative
    NFL players who disrespect our nation's flag and National Anthem are claiming it is a protest about equality and they have to do this because they are not being heard. I say we stand with them by demanding that the US Department of Labor and EEOC enforce all existing employment and affirmative action rules on the businesses that participate in the NFL to make sure that their respective employee demographics reflect the US population by the end of the 2018-19 season.
  • Affirmative Action Has Failed. It Never Had a Chance to Succeed

    08/25/2017 9:48:33 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 72 replies
    National Review online ^ | 8-24-17 | David French
    This morning the New York Times published an extraordinary, data-rich article examining the outcome of diversity efforts at colleges from coast to coast. The results, quite frankly, are sobering. After decades of affirmative action, billions of dollars invested in finding, mentoring, and recruiting minority students, and extraordinary levels of effort and experimentation, black and Hispanic students are “more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago”. White and Asian students, on the other hand, remain overrepresented as a percentage of the population, with Asian students most overrepresented of all. (Skip) No one should argue...
  • 2017/08/08: James Damore and his Google Memo on Diversity (Interview)(video only)

    08/09/2017 5:13:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-9-2017 | Jordan B Peterson
    In this video, I talk to James Damore and another employee who wishes to remain anonymous about James' memo regarding Google's diversity programs and their overweening ideological basis. He was fired last night. That says everything that needs to be said.
  • Trump Administration Sets Up Inquiry Into Discrimination of White College Students

    08/02/2017 2:21:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/2017
    The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than...
  • Justice Department Gets Attacked For Trying To Protect Asians From Discrimination (#FakeNews)

    08/02/2017 5:56:44 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Justice Department was attacked as racist due to a false New York Times story claiming the DOJ was working to protect white students from discrimination. The Times story inferred that an internal personnel posting seeking volunteers to investigate “possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions” was meant to look at policies discriminating “against white applicants.” The Daily Caller first reported that a DOJ source said this Times article “appears to assume it deals with white students without evidence.” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores later put out a statement confirming this. “Press reports regarding the...
  • Top Denver Sheriff Commanders Demoted For Preferential Treatment

    06/11/2017 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    CBS 4 ^ | June 9, 2017 | Brian Maass
    DENVER – CBS4 has learned that former Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson has been demoted to the rank of Captain, and his sister, Phazaria Koonce, has been demoted from Captain to the rank of Sergeant after the Safety Department determined the two provided preferential treatment to the granddaughter of former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb. In blistering disciplinary letters obtained by CBS4, Wilson’s behavior was called “borderline reckless” and his sister was called out for demonstrating “very poor judgment.” The harsh disciplines- handed down Thursday- follow an incident last September at the downtown Denver detention facility. Jamie Webb, the granddaughter of former...
  • Missouri Medical School May Lose Accreditation For Being Too White

    04/30/2017 4:47:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The University of Missouri School of Medicine is facing the loss of its accreditation because they have too many white students and faculty. The media is acting like this is perfectly reasonable. From KCUR: STAT, a national publication that covers health, medicine and science, came out Wednesday with a lengthy story on the medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and it isn’t pretty. The publication says the med school is in danger of losing its accreditation next year because it has so few minority students and faculty. Note, if they lose their accreditation, STAT says their degrees would be...
  • Prof to admit students into geology class based on race

    04/26/2017 8:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2017 | Matthew Reade
    A geology professor at Pomona College says she will prioritize students of color, immigrants, and low-income students for enrollment in a class with a strict 15-student cap. A flyer advertising the course on “Southern California Earthquakes and Water,” an introductory geological science class with a particular focus on “the particular geologic challenges” of Southern California, expresses a particular desire for “students from a range of backgrounds whose varied perspectives will contribute to the course.”
  • 'Hit me!' The shocking moment an American Airlines flight attendant challenges a passenger to a....

    04/21/2017 9:46:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 197 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Hit me!' The shocking moment an American Airlines flight attendant challenges a passenger to a FIGHT after 'hitting a crying mother in struggle over her baby's stroller' A shocking video has emerged showing an American Airlines employee challenging a passenger to a fight after allegedly hitting a woman with a stroller on a domestic flight. The upsetting footage, filmed shortly before Flight 591 departed from San Francisco on Friday afternoon, shows the airline employee goading a passenger and saying, 'hit me'. The clip was uploaded by passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who explained he started filming after the flight attendant...
  • Harvey Mudd College canceled classes over issues of race, workload and faculty insulting students.

    04/19/2017 12:42:18 PM PDT · by billorites · 82 replies
    Inside HIgher Education ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
    The circumstances that led to protests and a two-day shutdown of classes at Harvey Mudd College have been brewing for years -- long bottled-up tensions about workload, race issues and a new and painful student mistrust of the faculty. Monday and Tuesday this week, the California college will not hold classes, the cancellation following a student sit-in last week at the campus, where minority students issued demands to administration -- among them to funnel more money into counseling services, specifically geared toward students of color, and to prioritize minority student groups with funding and other perks. Students didn’t ask for...
  • Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

    03/19/2017 8:46:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | March 19, 2017 | Staff
    Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes. "The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation," Lieberman said on Israeli public radio.
  • Whites-only group explores its 'racist superiority' at MIT

    03/07/2017 10:11:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 7, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now has a “White Person’s Accountability Group” to help white people understand their “roles both in perpetuating systemic racism and in dismantling it.” According to a copy of the group’s mission statement, it was formed in reaction to the notorious “White Privilege Conference,” during which “a mixed-race group of MIT community members” realized “how different their experience had been in the WPC [White Privilege Conference] space and that there was a lot they could do with other white people to dismantle internal and structural racism.”
  • Controller error sends jet from LAX into flight path of other plane

    12/20/2016 6:36:34 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    ALTADENA, CA -- An air traffic controller error sent a jet from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley... an EVA Air Boeing 777 that left LAX around 1:20 a.m. heading to Taipei was given an incorrect instruction by a controller based in San Diego to turn left instead of right. That sent the airliner toward the mountains above Altadena, as well as toward the flight path of an Air Canada plane that had just taken off. Audio traffic indicates the same controller realizing the problem and telling...
  • Police: Air traffic controller was sleeping while pilots' calls went unanswered [ BOISE]

    12/20/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTVB ^ | December 18, 2016 | Katie Terhune
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why pilots trying to land at the Boise Airport were met with silence from air traffic controllers during the early hours of Nov. 19. Boise Police officers and paramedics were called out to the air traffic control tower at 2:41 a.m. for a welfare check after learning that pilots and airport officials had been unable to reach the tower operators, despite trying multiple radio frequencies, telephone and the emergency "red phone." The first officers on scene wrote in a report that after reaching a locked gate, they used a spotlight to flash the tower...
  • WATCH: Black Bernie Voter Sticks With TRUMP, ‘I Will Never Vote For Hillary’

    10/24/2016 11:48:32 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 10 replies
    Girls.Just.Wanna.Have.Guns.com ^ | October 15, 2016 | Reggie Giles
    It's pretty clear, even Democrats know Hillary is bad news. Obama and Hillary have failed the black community and these people know it. Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmares are coming true. She is losing the high numbers of black voters as they are taking a second look at what she stands for and what she has promised and not delivered to the black community. Bruce Carter Hates Hillary Clinton (embedded video from WDC protest.) Bruce Carter who created Black Men For Bernie has decided Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party is not the future of the black community and as a...