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  • Netflix Bans Employees from Looking at Each Other for More Than Five Seconds

    06/15/2018 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Fred Hayek · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/14/2018 | Katherine Timpf
    Netflix has reportedly banned workers from looking at each other for more than five seconds as part of its new anti-harassment rules. The new policy also bans the company’s film crews from asking their colleagues for their phone numbers, according to an article in the Sun. “Senior staff went to a harassment meeting to learn what is and isn’t appropriate,” an on-set runner told the Sun. “Looking at anyone longer than five seconds is considered creepy.” “You mustn’t ask for someone’s number unless they have given permission for it to be distributed,” the source continued. “And if you see any...
  • College Paper Calls Out "Cognitive Privilege" of Smart People

    08/01/2017 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Fred Hayek · 91 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/30/2017 | Danile Greenfiled
    Do you have any idea how stupid this is? Then you may have "cognitive privilege"? As the intersectional left continues to kill satire through its very existence, we advance toward the bright future of idiocracy. Here's the Daily Iowan. The college paper of the University of Iowa. And where better to denounce "cognitive privilege" than a college paper. There are many kinds of privilege besides white privilege: cognitive privilege, for example. We now know that intelligence is not something we have significant control over but is something we are born with. We are living in a society in which success...
  • Austin police chief Art Acevedo to run Houston's police department

    12/01/2016 5:05:35 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 23 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 11/17/2016 | Nicole Cobler
    Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo has accepted a job as Houston’s police chief, he confirmed Thursday from Houston. Acevedo publicly accepted an offer from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, saying he "looked forward to the challenge" during a press conference. "I believe the timing is right for me to take on the opportunity to work for Mayor Turner and lead the men and women of the Houston Police Department and serve the people of Houston," he said in a statement.
  • Fred Cherry, Vietnam POW for seven years, dies at 87

    02/20/2016 7:27:24 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/20/2016 | Bart Barnes
    Fred V. Cherry, an Air Force fighter pilot, was downed by enemy fire over North Vietnam in 1965, and he spent more than seven years as a prisoner of war.
  • Warren defeats Brown in Massachusetts, in latest Dem Senate victory

    11/06/2012 7:52:29 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/06/2012
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren ousted Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate election Tuesday night, Fox News projects, ending probably one of the most dramatic Senate races of the 2012 cycle Read more:
  • How are Green Energy Grants Like Money Laundries

    11/29/2011 6:26:03 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 2 replies
    So how is a green energy grant like a money laundry. A person of the correct political persuasion starts a sham business, with no intention of it being viable. The "business plan" has plenty of the politically correct buzzwords to get the attention of the politicians on one particular side of the aisle.The person scores some grant money, builds a Potemkin Village of a plant, and makes the necessary political contribution (with the grant money of course). He scores a political visit by a perpetually campaigning politician who is high up on the food chain (and on one particular side...
  • Life in prison awaits Swanson

    06/24/2011 12:11:21 PM PDT · by Fred Hayek · 24 replies
    Minneapolis Star and Sickle ^ | June 23, 2011 | Amy Simons
    CARROLL, IOWA - His fate in the hands of a jury, Michael Swanson was escorted past a group of TV cameras Thursday in the Carroll County Courthouse. The 18-year-old extended both middle fingers and smiled. That was before he learned he would spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting convenience store clerk Sheila Myers in the face, killing her. That, too, didn't seem to faze him.
  • After Action Report - Al Franken at Edina MN Barnes and Noble.

    12/04/2005 4:00:55 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 17 replies · 1,541+ views
    Al Franken was at the Edina Barnes and Noble today for a book signing/reading/Q&A for his latest book Truth. It pretty much amounted to the standard leftist Bush-bashing: no good happening in Iraq, there were no WMD's(wronng), no ties to Al-Queda (wrong), Bush has no interest in gradually handing over the mission to the Iraqis in order to make money for his Halliburton buddies, no interest in alt. energy sources/science/etc. Steady diatribe of "it's Bush's fault". Last part was going into the Stuart Smalley mode, calling Bush an alcoholic in denial and needing therapy. I did avoid barfing.
  • Good News on the USS San Francisco

    02/01/2005 7:59:19 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 10 replies · 1,751+ views
    HULL Mailing List | 01/15/205 | ROBERT A. HAMILTON
    By ROBERT A. HAMILTON Day Staff Writer, Navy/Defense/Electric Boat Published on 1/15/2005 New London -- The galley crew had started to serve lunch as the USS San Francisco checked its position against a global positioning system satellite, checked the water depth with its fathometer, and announced that the ship was going to dive, all routine operations aboard an attack submarine. Four minutes after it submerged, that routine was shattered one week ago today as the San Francisco crashed into an undersea mountain at more than 35 mph, sending sailors crashing into equipment and bulkheads and destroying the bow dome and...