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  • Biotech firm: Screening to ‘avoid’ babies with Down syndrome is a ‘cash cow’

    05/27/2020 10:25:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 22 2020 | Right to Life UK
    (Right to Life UK) – A Chinese biotech firm has declared “screening out” babies with Down syndrome is a “cash cow” funding the growth of the whole business. The admission comes from a spokesperson for BGI Group – a Chinese genetics conglomerate whose main business is offering non-invasive prenatal tests, primarily used to diagnose Down syndrome. In a segment from an Aljazeera documentary titled Genesis 2.0, the spokesperson gestures towards a digital map of the world and says: “You can see clearly, especially for Down’s syndrome, we have nearly two million samples all over the world. This part is, what...
  • The coronavirus is threatening diversity in academia

    05/26/2020 5:24:55 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 25, 2020 | Gwen Aviles
    Colleges are laying off their adjunct faculty, who mostly are women and people of color. Keisha Blain attended a top program in her field, collaborated with renowned scholars and wrote an award-winning dissertation — all of which she was sure would lead to an immediate and secure academic appointment. But upon graduating from Princeton University with a Ph.D. in history in 2014, she discovered that she had vastly underestimated the number of scholars seeking tenure-track positions. Blain was competing not only against her direct peers, but also against talented scholars who hadn't been able to find steady work in the...
  • NETHERLANDS: Muslim party leader tells native Dutch to “get the hell out of the country” if they don’t like Muslim “diversity”

    05/14/2020 6:45:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 50 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 14, 2020
    NETHERLANDS: Muslim party leader tells native Dutch to “get the hell out of the country” if they don’t like Muslim “diversity” MAY 14, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM We don’t seem to hear much about the Netherlands and its Muslim problem anymore, so even though this story is from 2018, it bears reading/watching as there is no doubt the problem there has only grown much worse since then. Voice of Europe Tunahan Kuzu, the political leader of the DENK party in the Netherlands, has caused some serious controversy, Dutch broadcaster NOS reports. “If they don’t like a changing Netherlands in which people...
  • Conservatives Create New Bailout Model: Want Money? Fix Your University

    05/07/2020 8:48:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Any tax-funded bailouts for higher ed need to be contingent upon urgent structural reforms, and a new paper from the National Association of Scholars provides the blueprint. Should universities receive taxpayer-funded bailouts? The answer depends on who you ask. According to Universities U.K., the lobby group for British universities, the answer is an unequivocal yes, even when the suggestion has caused some dithering and calls for a further probe into the Conservative-led government.The Russell Group Universities, the British version of the American Ivies, will be the hardest hit due to the latest crisis, according to one study. In the United...
  • Iranian ‘Islamic medicine specialist’ says camel urine cures coronavirus

    04/27/2020 4:16:06 PM PDT · by W650 · 44 replies ^ | April 20 2020 | Yaghoub Fazeli
    An “Islamic medicine specialist” from Iran urged Iranians to drink camel urine, claiming it can cure several diseases including coronavirus, according to a video posted on Instagram which has since gone viral. Drinking camel urine can cure lung diseases, asthma, and coronavirus, “Islamic medicine specialist” Mehdi Sabili said in a video shared on his Instagram page.
  • Woman faces charges after bank hacking claims against her NASA astronaut wife

    04/09/2020 7:37:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 9, 2020 | By Jackie Salo
    The woman who accused her estranged, NASA astronaut wife of hacking her bank account from space has been charged with making false statements to federal authorities, officials said this week. Summer Worden, 44, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston in what was the latest twist in her bizarre saga with decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Texas. Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, and her astronaut wife have been locked since 2018 in a divorce that has involved a nasty custody battle. Last year, Worden filed...
  • Diversity and Inclusion and COVID-19 [Email from University of Nevada, Reno]

    04/01/2020 2:08:58 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 7 replies
    University of Nevada Reno ^ | March 31, 2020 | Eloisa Gordon-Mora
    The unprecedented global pandemic that knows no borders should be a clear lesson for all of us of how interconnected and interdependent we all are, as a human community, and how small our already frail planet has become in the era of globalization. Diversity & Inclusion would like to salute all of you—administrators, faculty, staff, and of course, our students—for your resilience and strength, whether at the frontlines, physically or virtually, in services and in the classroom. We also want to remind ourselves that as in all human experiences, the pandemic has not impacted all communities equally. Many communities are...
  • Another Pandemic Known as Social Justice

    03/29/2020 4:47:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | March 29, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has produced a report titled "Social Justice Education in America." Written by David Randall, it defines, describes, and delineates many of the destructive and deceptive ideas behind the innocent-sounding social justice programs that have mushroomed in American institutions of higher learning. According to this December 2019 report, "in the last twenty years, a generation of academics and administrators has transformed higher education into an engine of progressive political advocacy." Identity politics plays a major role in how social justice will be administered. Social justice activists work to increase the "state's coercive power" to decide...
  • Pelosi’s Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Mentions ‘Diversity’ 32 Times

    03/24/2020 3:57:35 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 23, 2020 | Andrew Stiles
    Pelosi’s Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Mentions ‘Diversity’ 32 Times 1,100-page bill would force all corporations receiving aid to fund 'inclusion initiatives' for at least 5 years The word "diversity" appears 32 times in the coronavirus relief bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) unveiled on Monday. Pelosi released her plan as critics questioned the priorities of Democratic lawmakers facing the China-caused pandemic. Senate Democrats voted Sunday to block a coronavirus stimulus package worth up to $1.8 trillion, and continued voting down procedural motions on the bill Monday. Democrats in the upper chamber were reportedly upset that the legislation does not do...
  • DNC Changes Debate Rules After Tulsi Gabbard Reaches Previous Requirement

    03/07/2020 11:59:04 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 3/6/2020 | hannah bleau
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday announced its updated debate guidelines, which essentially eliminate the chance of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) participating in the upcoming CNN/Univision debate. In order to participate in the March 15 debate, a candidate must have earned at least 20 percent of the pledged delegates allotted up to that point. That effectively eliminates the chance of Gabbard, who remains in the race, participating, as she currently stands with two delegates.
  • Accused serial killer healthcare worker tied to a THOUSAND unexplained deaths of elderly patients is indicted on additional murder charges

    02/28/2020 4:51:57 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb 26, 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY and VALERIE EDWARDS
    An immigrant healthcare worker has been indicted on two further counts of capital murder in North Texas after previously being charged with smothering almost a dozen elderly women to death. A Dallas County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Billy Chemirmir, 47, on murder charges in the deaths of Leah Corken, 83, and Juanita Prudy, 82.
  • Naturalized Citizens Make Up Record One-in-Ten U.S. Eligible Voters in 2020

    02/28/2020 10:23:04 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Pew ^ | February 26, 2020 | Abby Budiman, Luis Noe-Bustamante
    More than 23 million U.S. immigrants will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, making up roughly 10% of the nation’s overall electorate – both record highs, according to Pew Research Center estimates based on Census Bureau data. The number of immigrant eligible voters has increased steadily over the past 20 years, up 93% since 2000. By comparison, the U.S.-born eligible voter population grew more slowly (by 18%) over the same period, from 181 million in 2000 to 215 million in 2020. 1 (Immigrant eligible voters are those ages 18 and older born outside the United States who...
  • Stab City No one dares speak the truth about young black men stabbing each other to death on the streets of London.

    02/22/2020 1:04:41 PM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 | Katie Hopkins
    Four stabbings in four East London locations within ninety minutes and it doesn’t even make the news. That tells you a lot about the state of London (or Stab City, as it is increasingly known). The British Capital is witness to daily violence that is as unrelenting as it is overwhelming. Under the Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan, homicides are the highest in a decade and knife crime offenses are at record highs. It is against this backdrop that these horrific stabbings have become something of everyday life for Londoners, too mundane to trouble a newsdesk and too routine for a...
  • Want multi-cultural freedom? Read Walt Whitman!

    02/20/2020 3:58:05 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 7 replies
    Late last century, when the internet was much younger, some very talented people helped me with a profoundly cross cultural album that could only ever work if it was done in a spirit of freedom. I tried to write the words to express that myself but in the end I couldn’t. I had to borrow words and revise them for the context from Walt Whitman. Where else could I look when I needed to talk about new frontiers of freedom. God Bless America.
  • Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code update, officials say

    02/16/2020 7:38:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 85 replies ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 | Paulina Dedaj
    The United States Air Force updated its official dress code policy this month, in observance of religious practices, to allow military personnel to wear turbans or hijabs as a part of the uniform. The Air Force released an update to the “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel” code on Feb. 7, now permitting airmen to request a waiver to wear religious apparel while in uniform as long as they are “neat and conservative.”The material used for headwear must resemble the color of the assigned uniform. This includes camouflage, and must be worn in a fashion that presents a...
  • House Dems push legislation requiring banks to receive critical 'diversity and inclusion' rating

    02/14/2020 4:34:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2020 | Gregg Re
    House Democrats are proposing that all banks and credit unions receive a new "diversity and inclusion" rating in an unprecedented step that would fundamentally alter federal regulators' critical "CAMELS" rating system that currently employs a series of metrics that solely assess the financial health of banking institutions. The "Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Banking Act of 2019" is draft legislation supported by Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, which was created by House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. Waters has long pushed for government-led diversity efforts, even as Republicans have challenged her knowledge of fundamental economic issues. "We need to change it and...
  • Massive cheerleader fight at center court

    02/09/2020 7:56:35 PM PST · by Enterprise · 124 replies ^ | February 9, 2020 | Kane
    EAST ST. LOUIS – The East St. Louis School Superintendent Arthur Culver announced today that Flyers cheerleaders would be banned from performing the rest of the year after some of the team members broke out into a fight with Trinity Catholic High School’s cheerleading squad. The fight between the East St. Louis and Trinity Catholic cheerleaders happened Saturday in the Alton Shootout. The two were conducting dueling routines at center court when the melee erupted.
  • Where Are All the Women CEOs? The traditional stepping stones to the chief executive position are jobs responsible for the bottom line—such as head of division—and those roles are still overwhelmingly filled by men.

    02/06/2020 4:53:21 PM PST · by karpov · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2020 | Vanessa Fuhrmans
    Why, when women earn the majority of college degrees and make up roughly half the workforce, do so few occupy the chief executive job? Women today lead 167 of the country’s top 3,000 companies. That’s more than double the share a decade ago, but still under 6%. For many, the barrier isn’t only a glass ceiling at the very top, but also an invisible wall that sidelines them from the kinds of roles that have been traditional stepping stones to the CEO position. A Wall Street Journal study of executives at the top companies, the biggest publicly traded firms by...
  • Trump Jr Claps Back at Claire McCaskill for Accusing Campaign of Using Ben Carson

    02/04/2020 2:37:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies ^ | February 4, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is getting plenty of heat for tweeting her awful interpretation about why Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was squatting in the aisle of President Trump's plane on Tuesday. According to the Democrat, the Trump campaign was trying to use Carson as their token black surrogate. Claire McCaskill ✔@clairecmc One of these things is not like the others. Hint: they made him squat in the aisle so he was visible. 4,138 10:47 AM - Feb 4, 2020 If McCaskill didn't regret her hot take after the first round of backlash, she sure did after...
  • Berkeley Weeded Out Job Applicants Who Didn't Propose Specific Plans To Advance Diversity. The university's litmus test is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    02/03/2020 5:54:21 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | February 3, 2020 | Robby Soave
    The University of California has been requiring prospective faculty members to affirm that they support diversity. This was Orwellian in its own right—reminiscent of the university system's 1950s loyalty oaths, which required faculty to attest that they were not members of the Communist Party. It now appears that at one campus, UC-Berkeley, the diversity initiative goes much further than previously understood. Whether a candidate has proposed a specific, concrete plan to advance diversity is now being used as a litmus test for some positions. No candidate who fails the test can even be considered for employment. Abigail Thompson, a UC-Davis...