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  • U. Minnesota may punish people who refuse to use someone’s preferred gender pronoun

    07/16/2018 12:32:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The College Fix ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The University of Minnesota is considering a policy to discipline students or professors who refuse to call someone by their preferred gender pronoun, with penalties that could include being fired or expelled. The draft policy under review may change, but as of now it states that “university members and units are expected to use the names, gender identities and pronouns specified to them by university members, except as legally required.” When someone does not go along with a person whose biological sex does not match their preferred gender — such as refusing to call a biological man a woman —...
  • Louisville Removes Papa John's Name From Football Stadium, Business School...

    07/14/2018 3:36:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/13/18 | David Roth
    A week that began with reports that Papa John’s founder Papa “John” Schnatter somehow worked an overt hard-r racial slur into a conference call with a marketing company is ending with the removal of Schnatter’s name from virtually everything on which it had previously been emblazoned. There are only so many of these left at this point, but the University of Louisville announced on Friday that it would begin the work of prying Papa’s brand off their football stadium and, uh, The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the Louisville College of Business. He had already withdrawn from...
  • What body-language experts saw in aides' reactions to Trump

    07/12/2018 12:27:24 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Rebecca Tan
    In front of a backdrop of alternating American and North Korean flags, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un approached from opposite sides of a stage and shook hands in the middle. While the leaders spoke little in their appearances Tuesday, experts in body language pointed out notable nonverbal cues that could provide insight into their demeanors during the meeting. Experts noted that Trump touched Kim on numerous occasions, while Kim was much more restrained. “It was those certain small unexpected touches by Trump that showed his power,” said Patti Wood, author of “SNAP: Making the Most of...
  • ‘I’m not an isolated case’: Doctor fired for refusing to use trans pronouns speaks out

    07/11/2018 4:58:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 10, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, July 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A doctor who has worked for 26 years with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been “sacked” for refusing to use transgendered patients’ incorrect, “preferred” pronouns. The treatment of the 55-year-old father of four who believes that sex is biological and not a matter of personal preference raises questions about the chilling effect that pro-LGBT policies of government agencies have on freedom of speech, especially when it comes to Christians. Multiple reports from UK media indicate that Dr. David Mackereth was “deemed to be ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would...
  • “This Is Just the Beginning” – Liberal Website Warns Republicans of 70’s Style Bombings

    06/26/2018 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 91 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/26/2018
    <p>On Monday Splinter.com published a report threatening bombings because of President Trump’s policies.</p> <p>The left is actually warning the country of bombings.</p> <p>The left has gone from harassing and abusing Republicans at restaurants to bomb threats in less than one week!</p>
  • CUNY Lists 'Zim,' 'Ver,' 'Eeirself' as 'Gender Pronouns' ("Zim Drank a Coffee")

    05/14/2018 12:09:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/14/2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The City University of New York (CUNY)-Guttman recently published a new guide for students that adds “zim,” “ver,” and “emself” to the list of acceptable “gender-inclusive” pronouns that can be used.The “Gender Identity and Pronouns” guide tells students that the “dichotomy of ‘he and she’ in English does not leave room for other gender identities,” and to fix this, the guide offers a list of alternatives students may use instead.The guide claims that possible alternatives include “zie/zim/zieself,” “vie/ver/verself,” as well as the irregular set of pronouns, “zie, hir, hirself.” To refer to a student using these pronouns, you might...
  • Control the words, control the culture

    05/13/2018 8:11:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/18 | Michael Knowles
    What's in a word? Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an "illegal alien" or an "undocumented immigrant"? What's the difference between a Christmas tree and a "holiday tree"? It's just semantics, right? Yes...and no. It is just semantics. But "semantics" means the meaning of words. Words exist so that we might differentiate one thing from another. Without words we have chaos. And it starts with the first words; a baby says ‘Mama’ to distinguish Mommy from Daddy. Words shape how we think; they color how we view the world. And...
  • Democratic Underground is having a civil war over a new word: "Wypipo".

    05/05/2018 10:32:11 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 71 replies
    05/05/18
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wypipo Twitter slang or dialect that with read aloud sounds like "white people" which is its actual meaning Girl wypipo are crazy, they let their dogs lick their mouthsThere seems to be a rather....spirited debate going on among the (ultra far) lefties at Democratic Underground right now over this word, with the majority heatedly asserting that it's simply not possible for any term describing white people to be offensive, with a much smaller minority (ahem) pointing out that racially divisive terms shouldn't be used to describe any group. When political faction get this extreme, they inevitably attack their own in...
  • Don't call me baby: the birth of the gender-neutral ‘theyby’

    04/26/2018 4:37:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | Steven Poole
    abies are so passe, even royal ones. The hip new thing to have is a “theyby”, according to a trend spotted by New York magazine that sees parents bringing up their offspring in a gender-neutral fashion. There was of course nothing gender-specific about the “ba-“ part of “baby”, which is already a diminutive form of the original English word “babe”. The Oxford English Dictionary says that its origin is probably onomatopoeic – two syllables of “ba”, which is a typical “early infantile vocalisation”. So while a baby can call itself a baba, even if by accident, it will take much...
  • Research shows strong bilingual pre-K programs work. But how many states have them?

    04/25/2018 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Chris Fuchs
    Only 5 states have policies in place for strong, bilingual public pre-K programs, which greatly benefit children, especially from low-income families. Karla Medina-Gomez was worried as she prepared to enroll her two oldest children in a state-funded pre-K program around eight years ago. “One of my first questions when I went to register them was: ‘Well, what’s going to happen? They don’t know how to speak English,’” recalled the mother of four, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Medina-Gomez, whose parents emigrated from Ecuador, said her two oldest, grew up in their home speaking only Spanish. But she also...
  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Russell Westbrook, was having another spectacular game. He had just made a pass setting up a basket -- one of a stunning 19 assists he made in the game -- when Davis put an exclamation point on the Westbrook pass, saying Westbrook was playing "out of his cotton-pickin' mind." Davis is white and Westbrook is black, in case you haven't figured that out. And in case you have absolutely no knowledge of history, slaves once upon a time picked cotton in the South. So reparations for the ugly past had to be paid, more than 150 years after slavery ended....
  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Every now and then a news item pops up that is so ridiculous that you figure it's just got to be fake news, somebody's idea of a joke. You check the calendar to make sure it's not April Fools' Day. And when you realize it isn't, you come to understand that in our hypersensitive culture, a news story can be factual, accurate and preposterous all at the same time. Which brings us to the TV play-by-play man for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team in the National Basketball Association. The announcer, Brian Davis, was calling a game in which the...
  • Tucker Carlson Tonight - How To Use Ze, Yo, Xie & Other Pronouns (video)

    04/04/2018 11:43:53 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/4/2018 | iT15
    Tucker Carlson Tonight segment from 03.04.2018. (This video proves that the left has gone insane)
  • Archaeologists return to site of 'lost Pictish monastery'

    03/22/2018 4:35:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    The Scotsman, tall and handsome built ^ | Monday 19 March 2018 | Alison Campsie
    Archaeologists are to return to the potential site of a lost Pictish monastery where Scottish Gaelic was written down for the first time. Archaeologist Alison Cameron and her team could be on the brink of making a discovery of national importance at land close to Old Deer in Aberdeenshire... For 10 years, a search has been made for the monastery that dates from the sixth century but disappeared around 1,000 years ago. Some believe the Book of Deer, a richly decorated pocket-sized book of gospels was created here with Gaelic notes on local life later written in the margins by...
  • What’s in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise

    03/21/2018 1:09:48 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 126 replies
    Ap.com ^ | 3/21/18 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) — Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sexism on their behalf. “We’re definitely seeing more conversation today around the distinction of a truly gender-neutral name,” said Linda Murray, global editor-in-chief of BabyCenter.com. “This generation is truly interested in gender neutral names.” The Social Security Administration puts out a top 10 list of popular baby names every year based on its registrations, but it also keeps...
  • Zhee Whiz; Looking for Hate in the Wrong Places

    03/04/2018 10:22:07 AM PST · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | March 4, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Expanding on the growing institutional campaign to use gender-neutral pronouns, the University of Tennessee has confected up some new ones: Students are increasingly coming to college ill prepared to do the work required, and the (overstaffed) administrations are still piddling about inventing new ways to tongue-tie pupils, ignoring that the English language – unlike, for example, Romance-based ones, Hebrew, Greek, and German – is remarkably devoid of gender specificity except for the basic pronouns, which clarify meaning. Try this out with zhee: Tom and Mary went to school. Zhee passed; zhee flunked out. Who? ... The pretzeling of language to...
  • Zhee Whiz

    03/04/2018 9:20:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Looking for Hate in the Wrong PlacesExpanding on the growing institutional campaign to use gender-neutral pronouns, the University of Tennessee has confected up some new ones: Students are increasingly coming to college ill prepared to do the work required, and the (overstaffed) administrations are still piddling about inventing new ways to tongue-tie pupils, ignoring that the English language – unlike, for example, Romance-based ones, Hebrew, Greek, and German – is remarkably devoid of gender specificity except for the basic pronouns, which clarify meaning. Try this out with zhee: Tom and Mary went to school. Zhee passed; zhee flunked out. Who?...
  • Mathematicians work to expand their new pictorial mathematical language into other areas

    03/02/2018 3:52:26 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/6/18
    Mathematicians work to expand their new pictorial mathematical language into other areas February 6, 2018, Harvard University An illustration of the project is pictured in Lyman Building at Harvard University. Credit: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer A picture is worth 1,000 words, the saying goes, but a group of Harvard-based scientists is hoping that it may also be worth the same number of equations. Pictorial laws appear to unify ideas from disparate, interdisciplinary fields of knowledge, linking them beautifully like elements of a da Vinci painting. The group is working to expand the pictorial mathematical language first outlined last year by...
  • Scholars defend ‘African American English,’ from Ebonics to slang to improper grammar

    02/23/2018 7:04:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 127 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 23, 2018 | Drew Van Voorhis
    A documentary currently being screened at dozens of campuses nationwide promotes the idea that “African American English” is something to be appreciated, celebrated and championed, that it’s a common thread and bonding tool among descendants of slaves.
  • The English language is shattering India's caste system

    02/11/2018 7:54:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2018 | Monica Showalter
    We can tell illegals till the cows come home that learning English is the real path to assimilation and upward mobility and all we hear is that diversity is "strength" or maybe that we have yanqui imperialista racist prejudices. But over in India, we are seeing that idea coming to life. Quartz has a long and utterly fascinating piece by Sajith Pai, titled "India has a new caste for native English speakers only,' describing how English is not only a great skill to have in the global economy, and a path upward in a big striving country such as...