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  • Star Wars ‘reeks of misogyny’: SJW satirist punks BBC World Service

    05/27/2017 8:37:07 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2015 | Milo
    Listeners of the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say programme were treated to a bizarre analysis of the Star Wars franchise today by a caller who claimed that “Dark Raider” was a “racial stereotype” who listened to rap music and “the only female character ends up in a gold space bikini chained to a horny space slug.” Godfrey Elfwick is a student from Sheffield who regularly fools observers with his parody Twitter account, an off-the-deep-end “social justice warrior” persona that tweets bizarrely and hilariously about racism, sexism, misogyny and other favoured topics of the political Left. Elfwick attracted the...
  • LISTEN: Steve Bannon Calls Women ‘Bunch of Dykes’ In Radio Interview

    11/23/2016 10:37:01 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 68 replies
    heavy.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jonathan Vankin
    Recenty uncovered audio from a radio interview conducted in 2011 reveals Stephen K. “Steve” Bannon — who was named by President Elect Donald Trump on Sunday to be “chief strategist” in the Trump administration — using a derogatory term for lesbian women to refer to all women with liberal political beliefs. Audio here. Bannon, 62, was promoting his film Fire From the Heartland: the Awakening of the Conservative Woman. In the interview, he discussed how right-wing women such as Ann Coulter, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin “cut to the heart of the progressive narrative.” “That’s why there are some unintended...
  • George Soros says Trump will win by a landslide but confesses to one major problem

    10/23/2016 10:45:34 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 84 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | October 21, 2016 | Bloomberg video
    Soros: Trump will win in a landslide in the popular vote, not in the electoral vote, because, there, paid political [mumble] (elements/announcements?) will have a big role, and so the electoral thing will be closer, but the popular vote will be a landslide because we are a small minority of extremists, so we are all moving in that direction, and while I don't think Donald Trump has any chance of being elected ... Interviewer: But you think Hillary Clinton is a done deal? Soros: Yeah.
  • Trump Accuser Says She 'Jumped Out' Of Her Skin During Debate

    10/14/2016 7:01:01 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 53 replies
    NPR ^ | October 14, 2016 | Scott Detrow
    When Jessica Leeds was a traveling paper saleswoman in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she told herself that sexual harassment was just a fact of life. "You didn't complain about that sort of thing," she told NPR in an interview Friday, which will air on All Things Considered. But an encounter she says she had with Donald Trump on a New York-bound airplane more than 30 years ago was different. As she initially recounted to the New York Times in a story published Wednesday, she says Trump groped and kissed her as the two sat next to each other...
  • Planned 'Day of Rage' protests fail to materialize, with some exceptions

    07/15/2016 9:23:08 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 57 replies
    Police departments nationwide anticipated “Day of Rage” protests, following the announcement by an account claiming to represent the hacker group Anonymous. It called for 36 cities to participate in response to killings of civilians by police. Despite the passion and compassion shown in recent days and weeks by people taking to the streets over killings of and by police, the hyped “Day of Rage” protests largely failed to materialize on Friday. Instead, a #BashBack contingent of protesters, LGBT activists, took to the streets of New York City in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, at one point chanting, “Stonewall was a riot, queers...
  • A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids ...

    05/12/2016 12:13:03 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 7, 2016 | Matthew D. Johnson
    Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it’s good that so many mothers treasure that bond with their child, because the transition to parenthood causes profound changes in a woman’s marriage and her overall happiness … and not for the better. Families usually welcome a baby to the mix with great expectations. But as a mother’s bond with a child grows, it’s likely that...
  • He Said He Was 17, but High School Basketball Player May Be Closer to 30

    04/29/2016 11:22:52 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Christopher Mele
    A South Sudan immigrant and standout basketball player at a Catholic high school in Canada has been arrested after it was revealed that his true age is not 17, but closer to 29, the authorities said.
  • Barbershop: San Bernardino, Chicago And The Yellow Brick Road (NPR)

    12/06/2015 11:52:36 AM PST · by AZLiberty
    NPR ^ | December 5, 2015 | Lynn Neary, Moderator
    In the Barbershop, Arsalan Iftikhar, Bridget Johnson and Jimi Izrael discuss the San Bernardino shootings, the shakeups in the Chicago Police Department, and NBC's live production of The Wiz. LYNN NEARY, HOST: Time now for a visit to the Barbershop - that's where we gather some interesting folks to hear about what's on their minds and what's in the news. Sitting in the chairs for a shapeup today are Bridget Johnson. She is Washington bureau chief of PJ Media. That's a conservative-libertarian news and commentary site. Attorney Arsalan Iftikhar - he serves as senior editor for The Islamic Monthly magazine...
  • What ISIS Really Wants

    11/19/2015 8:56:16 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • Why Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, and others are betting on fusion

    10/06/2015 9:04:02 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brian Dumain
    The energy source has been long on promise and short on reality. Now private companies think they can succeed where the government has failed. For more than half a century governments around the world have been trying to solve the challenge of nuclear fusion. In theory it could provide a cheap, clean, and almost boundless source of energy. Consider this: One tablespoon of liquid hydrogen fuel—a mix of deuterium and tritium—would produce the same energy as 28 tons of coal. But smashing two hydrogen atoms together at 100 million degrees centigrade to create a fusion reaction has proved to be...
  • This investor is chasing a new kind of fusion

    10/06/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 42 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 27, 2015 | Brian Dumaine
    A prominent North Carolina investor is backing a new kind of fusion that operates at much lower temperatures than thought possible, which would make it easier to commercialize. So far the early results show promise. Tom Darden, the founder and CEO of the $2.2 billion private equity fund Cherokee Investment Partners, made his mark by acquiring and cleaning up hundreds of environmentally contaminated sites. Today he is also an early stage investor in clean technology, having put his own money into dozens of companies in areas ranging from smart grid to renewable energy, and prefab green buildings. More recently he’s...
  • A fourth-generation farmer on leaving, then returning to the family farm

    09/07/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 8 replies
    The Splendid Table ^ | September 7, 2014 | Francis Lam
    Fifty-eight years old. That was the average age of principal farm operators in the U.S. in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture. Over the past 30 years, the average age of principal farm operators in the U.S. has increased as fewer young people have taken up farming. For many farmers' children, leaving home means leaving the business. Nikiko Masumoto grew up working the peach harvest every year on the Masumoto Family Farm in California. Though she was a fourth-generation farmer in the making, when she went to college, she thought she was leaving the farm...
  • ... world's first hydrogen reactor for reduction of unlimited hydrogen ...

    08/25/2014 10:16:16 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 92 replies
    Kochari ^ | July 22, so14 | Solar Hydrogen Trends
    Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc., developer of innovative breakthrough technology with the world’s first hydrogen reactor for production of unlimited hydrogen, conducts final series of control tests on technology PR NewswireMENLO PARK, Calif., July 22, 2014 MENLO PARK, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ —  American company, Menlo Park based technology firm Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. (www.SolarHydrogenTrends.com) today announced that it has conducted a final series of control tests on hydrogen reactor Symphony 7A.Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129200A follow-up series of tests was required due to the fact that the two previous series of tests had shown such incredible production of hydrogen in reactor...
  • Announcing Completion of the Flyspeck Project

    08/10/2014 8:04:15 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 5 replies
    The Flyspeck Project ^ | August 10, 2014 | Thomas Hales
    We are pleased to announce the completion of the Flyspeck project, which has constructed a formal proof of the Kepler conjecture. The Kepler conjecture asserts that no packing of congruent balls in Euclidean 3-space has density greater than the face-centered cubic packing. It is the oldest problem in discrete geometry. The proof of the Kepler conjecture was first obtained by Ferguson and Hales in 1998. The proof relies on about 300 pages of text and on a large number of computer calculations.
  • End of sincerity? Is the constitution of the NBA to trump the Constitution of the United States?

    04/30/2014 12:30:12 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 58 replies
    The Peripatetic Philosopher ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dr. James R. Fisher
    From a blogging friend of mine: END OF SINCERITY? IS THE CONSTITUTION OF THE NBA TO TRUMP THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES? James R. Fisher, Jr., Ph.D. © April 30, 2014 When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, after a physics lecture, Rex Jamison invited me to have coffee with him. Rex was valedictorian of his high school class at Story City, Iowa. He was also number one in my class at Iowa as well. He would go on to become a Rhodes Scholar at Cambridge in Great Britain, and subsequently to graduate from Harvard...
  • Patriotic Educational Christmas Gifts for Kids 6-12?

    11/27/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 12 replies
    Shameless Vanity | November 27, 2013 | AZLiberty
    Going into the shopping season, any ideas for Christmas gifts that inspire patriotism -- for kids 6-12 years?
  • Unclean at Any Speed

    07/25/2013 1:27:37 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | June 30, 2013 | Ozzie Zehner
    Last summer, California highway police pulled over pop star Justin Bieber as he sped through Los Angeles in an attempt to shake the paparazzi. He was driving a hybrid electric car—not just any hybrid, mind you, but a chrome-plated Fisker Karma, a US $100 000 plug-in hybrid sports sedan he’d received as an 18th-birthday gift from his manager, Scooter Braun, and fellow singer Usher. During an on-camera surprise presentation, Braun remarked, “We wanted to make sure, since you love cars, that when you are on the road you are always looking environmentally friendly, and we decided to get you a...
  • Who's Minding the Schools?

    06/13/2013 11:53:54 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 9 replies
    New York Times Sunday Review: Opinion Pages ^ | June 8, 2013 | Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreyfus
    Money quote: For Diane Ravitch, a historian of education and former assistant education secretary, the program is predicated on “the idea that you can’t trust teachers.” If we want our children taught from standardized scripts, she told us, let’s say so and accept the consequences. For our part, we’re tired of seeing teachers cast as scapegoats, of all the carping over unions and tenure. It is time teachers are as revered in society as doctors or scientists, and allowed to work professionally without being bound by reams of rules.
  • Femen Stages a 'Topless Jihad'

    04/04/2013 11:52:14 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 4, 2013 | Alan Taylor
    Earlier today, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a "topless jihad." The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words "I own my body; it's not the source of anyone's honor" written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia's "Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading...
  • What are the top five facts everyone should know about oil exploration? (from Quora.com)

    04/03/2013 12:30:25 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 2 replies
    Quora.com ^ | March 31, 2013 | Ryan Carlyle
    My top 5 oil industry facts: 1) Oil is important. Shockingly, sometimes horrifically important. The world economy has been developing with oil as its lifeblood for over a hundred years. Oil is directly responsible for about 2.5% of world GDP [1], but accounts for 1/3rd of humanity's primary energy supply (>5 terawatts out of 15 terawatts total) [2]. It's over half if you include natural gas. World Energy Consumption by Source, in Terawatts World energy consumption Oil/gas powers 100% of all transportation, within a few significant figures of rounding error. Transportation, in turn, directly accounted for 1/6th of world GDP...