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  • 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...
  • GOP braces for Trump loss, roiled by refusal to accept election results

    10/20/2016 8:51:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 114 replies
    Wash COMPOST ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A wave of apprehension and anguish swept the Republican Party on Thursday, with many GOP leaders alarmed by Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election and concluding that it is probably too late to salvage his flailing presidential campaign. As the Republican nominee reeled from a turbulent performance in the final debate here in Las Vegas, his party’s embattled senators and House members scrambled to protect their seats and preserve the GOP’s congressional majorities against what Republicans privately acknowledge could be a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. With 19 days until the election, the Republican...
  • Alcoholics Anonymous accused of discrimination

    02/20/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 101 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Michele Mandel
    My name is Michele and I am not an alcoholic. But if I were, why does it matter whether or not I believe in God? Talk about a lack of fellowship - non-believers battling the bottle have been booted from Alcoholics Anonymous in Toronto. Now Larry Knight is taking AA World Services and its GTA Intergroup (GTAI) to Ontario’s human rights tribunal, alleging discrimination on the basis of creed. Because members of his AA group are agnostic, he says they’ve been expelled from the local Toronto AA directory and have been denied the right to vote “on matters that are...
  • Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

    12/27/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance - and this time, critics say, the fix is in. She will graduate, no question, said an FDNY member. The department does­ not want another black eye. Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test. After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she could not do it. She quit -...
  • Air Traffic Controllers Demand Investigation of FAA [blacks criticize affirmative action]

    07/06/2015 4:25:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox Businesses ^ | May 29, 2015 | Adam Shapiro
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, has called for an investigation of the FAA’s hiring practices following the FOX Business investigation “Trouble in the Skies” first telecast on May 20th. A just released statement from the union which represents the nation’s air traffic controllers says, “NATCA believes these allegations must be thoroughly investigated. The FAA should carefully examine its hiring practices to ensure the highest quality candidates are selected for the training process. The flying public deserves nothing less.” FOX Business uncovered cheating on a key exam to become an air traffic controller as well as serious questions about...
  • Shortage of air traffic controllers is growing

    12/15/2015 1:45:51 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 10, 2015
    Air traffic controllers are well paid, averaging $136,000 per year. However you have to be under 31-year-old to start, training takes years. ... A major part of the problem is the FAA changed the way it hires controllers about two years ago. They have recently been hiring more of them off the street, instead of candidates with military or college aviation training. Now many of them don't make it through training.
  • Official: ASU air traffic control students struggling to land jobs amidst shortage

    10/20/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    KTAR ^ | October 20, 2015 | Mike Sackley
    As the nation deals with an air traffic controller shortage, some qualified candidates are not getting hired to fill those positions. Officials said Arizona State University’s air traffic management program has seen its enrollment numbers drop 50 percent. That is due to new hiring procedures put in place last year by the Federal Aviation Administration. Until recently, students who attended an FAA-approved college training initiative program like the one at ASU were shown preference in the controller hiring process. Now, those students are in the same applicant pool as anyone from the general public who applies for a controller job....
  • Syria Activists: Jihadists Seize Missile Base

    10/12/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT · by edpc · 56 replies
    YNet ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | News Agencies
    Anti-regime activists say jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda fought with rebels to capture a Syrian military air defense base near Aleppo. Videos posted online Friday apparently shot inside the base say Jabhat al-Nusra participated in the overnight battle for the base. The videos show fighters inspecting lines of large missiles.
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Trump Supporters of Racism

    09/21/2015 1:24:08 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 67 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 9/16/2015 | Staff
    Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck has had it up to here with Donald Trump, even going as far as to accuse his supporters of latent racism. Beck, who hasn’t been shy in his opposition to the Republican frontrunner, said Tuesday that any Tea Partiers who jumped on the Trump bandwagon were probably not genuine in their beliefs. “The media’s making this look like Tea Party people,” Beck said, noting the press coverage of Trump’s enormous rally in Dallas. “I don’t think these are Tea Party people who are following him. Some of them may be, but if you were...
  • We just got the clearest sign yet that Russia doesn't really care about fighting ISIS in Syria

    09/12/2015 2:46:19 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Natasha Bertrand
    Moscow will reportedly provide Russian troops in Syria with an advanced antiaircraft missile system as part of its military support for Syrian president Bashar Assad. "This system is the advanced version used by Russia, and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," a Western diplomat who is regularly briefed on US, Israeli, and other intelligence assessments told Reuters. And as The Daily Beast's Michael Weiss points out, any antiaircraft missiles deployed by Russian troops in Syria won't be directed at ISIS, since ISIS has no air force. In fact, none of the rebels do — only government forces...
  • Glenn Beck Reveals the Individuals He Would Select for a Dream Presidential Cabinet

    09/18/2015 6:13:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 18, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Glenn Beck on his Thursday program revealed the individuals he would like to see in a dream presidential cabinet. Recording his show in front of a live-studio audience, Beck said he would want Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to serve as president with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina in the slot of vice president. Beck suggested Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) serve as secretary of the treasury with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum being selected for the job of secretary of state...