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  • In The Name of Politically Correctness, It's Out With The "Master Suite"

    04/23/2013 3:46:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 22, 2013 | Lauren Passell
    A survey in Washington, D.C. has found that area homebuilders are avoiding "master suite" when describing their homes, because some are uncomfortable with its racist and gender-biased connotations, reports The Baltimore Business Journal.
  • Homebuilders scrap 'master bedroom' because of racist, gender-biased connotations

    04/18/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 49 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | April 16, 2013 | Michael Neibauer
    The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon. A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house. They have replaced it with “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” or, in one case, “mastre bedroom.” Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).
  • A Master of Tax Avoidance

    11/27/2012 2:44:39 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    Greg Mankiw's Blog ^ | November 26, 2012 | Greg Mankiw
    Warren Buffett has an op-ed in today's NY Times on one of his most popular themes: The rich should pay more in taxes.  At first blush, his position seems noble: A rich guy says that people like him should pay more to support the commonwealth.  But on closer examination, one realizes that Mr Buffett never mentions doing anything to eliminate the tax-avoidance strategies that he uses most aggressively.  In particular: 1. His company Berkshire Hathaway never pays a dividend but instead retains all earnings.  So the return on this investment is entirely in the form of capital gains.  By not paying dividends, he saves his investors (including...
  • Murdoch "Puppet Master" accusations in Briton could explain Fox's Behavior toward...

    04/25/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Murdoch "Puppet Master" accusations in Briton could explain Fox's Behavior toward Conservatives v. Romney......... Today Rupert Murdoch was "grilled" by the Leveson Inquiry on his relationship with British politicians, a key question thrown up by the phone hacking scandal at his now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Revelations of widespread illegal behavior at the top-selling Sunday newspaper rocked Britain's establishment with evidence of media misdeeds, police corruption, and too-cozy links between the press and politicians. Buffeted by the scandal, Cameron called for a public inquiry into media ethics, a move some observers said had angered Murdoch and prompted him to...
  • Putin ejects Kremlin "puppet master" after protests

    12/27/2011 5:44:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/27/11 | Guy Faulconbridge
    Putin ejects Kremlin "puppet master" after protestsBy Guy Faulconbridge | Reuters – 1 hr 39 mins ago MOSCOW (Reuters) - The architect of Vladimir Putin's tightly controlled political system became one of its most senior victims on Tuesday when he was shunted out of the Kremlin in the wake of the biggest opposition protests of Putin's 12-year rule. The sacrifice of Vladislav Surkov, branded the Kremlin's 'puppet master' by enemies and friends alike, is also a rare admission of failure for Russia's 'alpha dog' leader: Surkov's system was Putin's system. With irony worthy of Surkov's cynical novels, the Kremlin's 47-year-old...
  • ACORN: Puppet Master of Occupy Wall Street

    10/11/2011 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10/11/11 | Matthew Vadum
    The Working Families Party​, an infamous ACORN front group notorious for corruption, was instrumental in organizing the Occupy Wall Street protests, according to radical journalist Laura Flanders of Free Speech TV. The protests, which have spread to several other large U.S. cities, are part of what ACORN’s neo-communist founder Wade Rathke calls an ''anti-banking jihad.''(snip)WFP’s headquarters is at the same address as ACORN on Nevins Street in Brooklyn. WFP’s executive director is longtime ACORN operative Dan Cantor. One of the SEIU-funded party’s co-founders is ACORN’s former national chief organizer, Bertha Lewis. Democratic National Committee executive director Patrick Gaspard​ also contributed
  • Puppet Master’ Soros Has ‘Fun’ Subversively & Adversely Affecting Societies; Lays Out His Plan

    11/09/2010 4:24:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/9/10 | Pam Key
    Very good vids at link.
  • White House appoints executive pay czar (the rookie Hussein's "special master")

    06/15/2009 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 6/10/09 | Glenn Somerville & Karey Wutkowski
    White House appoints executive pay czarGlenn Somerville and Karey Wutkowski, Reuters Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Wednesday named Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer who oversaw the government's compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, as its pay czar to police compensation of top earners at companies receiving "exceptional" government aid. The administration also urged new laws to give ordinary shareholders more say on how executive salaries are set. The pay packets of top executives, which sometimes are equal to several hundred times the pay of average employees, ignited a storm of controversy after...
  • Shoot Her, Said Mumbai Master

    02/28/2009 7:47:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 932+ views
    collive.com ^ | Feb 23, 2009 | Dean Nelson
    Newly released tapes of conversations between the masterminds of the Mumbai terror attacks and their gunmen on the ground reveal callous, remote-control killers who controlled every move the terrorists made. The tapes, which were broadcast on an Indian television news channel, relay a conversation between one of the controllers in Pakistan and a female Jewish hostage in which he reassured her despite having already decided to have her killed. A caller from Pakistan called Wasi spoke to Nurma Shvarzblat Rabinovich, 50, and asked her to call the Israeli consulate in Mumbai to set up negotiations with a senior diplomat.
  • Africa Discovers Dark Side Of Chinese Master

    02/03/2007 6:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Colin Freeman
    Africa discovers dark side of Chinese master By Colin Freeman in Chambishi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:05am GMT 04/02/2007 The smooth red carpet rolled out across Africa last week for Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, did not quite reach the gates of Zambia's Chambishi copper mine. A young street child outside a Chinese-run business centre His plans to make an official visit yesterday to the plant, which re-opened under Chinese state ownership eight years ago, fell victim to a hitch he rarely encounters at home: the not-so-grateful worker. Tipped off that miners were threatening protests about poor pay and conditions,...
  • Benedict blunder shows he has failed to master media machine

    09/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,816+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep 15 10:45 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    By unwittingly angering Muslims with his comments on Islam, Pope Benedict XVI has shown that he has yet to shake off his academic theological roots and master the global media machine with the same deftness as his predecessor. In clinging to theology and orthodoxy, the bookish Benedict has shown little regard for media management in getting his message across, unlike the communications-savvy John Paul II. Benedict railed Muslims when he quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things, portraying the Islam he founded as a religion which endorses violence,...
  • Chief Master Sgt. Praises Afghan Progress

    08/16/2006 4:37:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Carina M. Garcia
    Chief Master Sgt. Praises Afghan Progress U.S. Central Command’s top enlisted leader praised Afghanistan for its progress in rebuilding and developing its armed forces over the past five years. By U.S. Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2006 -- The U.S. Central Command’s top enlisted leader visited Afghanistan from Aug. 5 to 8 and praised the country for its progress in rebuilding and reconstructing, and developing its armed forces over the past five years. Just a month away from the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Curtis L. Brownhill toured bases...
  • New Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course Established

    03/07/2006 3:17:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 577+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist Michael Foutch, Master Chief Petty Officer
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A cooperative effort between the Naval Education and Training Center and Naval Services FamilyLine has created a new leadership course designed to offer the spouses of command senior enlisted leaders the tools to navigate the opportunities and meet the special challenges of their position. The Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course will help prepare senior enlisted spouses for the unique leadership and relationship issues involved in representing the command, said Ombudsman-at-Large Doreen Scott, and will provide the ability to inspire and motivate others as an integral member of the Command Support Team. The first course is scheduled...
  • Single mother of six becomes first master gunnery sergeant in her MOS

    02/24/2006 3:32:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 70 replies · 1,906+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2006) -- Most Marines strive to be the best at what they do, but only a select few can claim they were the "first" in history to accomplish something. Like Samuel Nicholas who became the first Marine officer in 1775, Opha Mae Johnson who became the first female Marine in 1918 or Carol A. Mutter who became the first female major general in 1994. Through hard work and dedication, Kimberly D. Walker joined these distinguished Marines in February when she became the first female master gunnery sergeant to serve as a combat...
  • That Other Holocaust, Revisited

    02/02/2006 7:02:36 AM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies · 601+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 2, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Every time I bring up the Holocaust, the same thing happens. Some of the people want Hitler's genocide to be the archetype of a people's suffering, denying others their right to bring similar atrocities to light. Some want to deny it (like current Iranian President Ahmadinejad). Some want to straddle the line or apologize: "There would have been no Hitler if not for the reparation payments put upon Germany after World War I." What are we to do, create a chart ranking peoples' suffering: "mine was worse than yours?" These were all horrors. Calling one a genocide while not allowing...
  • Premiere for Stalin satire bedevilled by setbacks and superstition

    12/24/2005 1:21:23 AM PST · by RusIvan · 10 replies · 495+ views
    Premiere for Stalin satire bedevilled by setbacks and superstition From Jeremy Page in Moscow One of the finest novels of the Soviet era is at last adapted for Russian TV THE DEVIL is coming back to Moscow today — or at least to its television screens. Russia’s first television production of The Master and Margarita, the satirical novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, is due to begin tonight after 20 years of failed attempts to bring it to the screen. And the ten-part mini-series of arguably the greatest novel to emerge from the Soviet Union is already causing a sensation, especially in...
  • CA: Who Shall Be Master?

    11/20/2005 11:27:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 515+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org & HJTA ^ | 11/20/05 | Jon Coupal
    Voter rejection of special election Propositions 75, 76 and 77 is especially bad news for taxpayers. The big winners were government employee union bosses who will continue to exercise unbridled power over their members as well as the state budget process. The second biggest winner is the tax-and-spend majority in the Legislature whose reelection is now assured. Union leaders spent over $100 million to defeat measures that would have required them to get permission before taking union members' money for political purposes, that would have put mild limits on increases in state spending, and that would have created more competitive...
  • In Hate Crimes, Racism Is Likeliest Motive [Master of the Obvious Alert]

    11/16/2005 12:06:19 PM PST · by varyouga · 17 replies · 592+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-14-05 | Mark Sherman - AP
    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer Mon Nov 14, 5:09 PM ET WASHINGTON - Racial prejudice lay behind more than half the 7,649 hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2004, the bureau said Monday. Hate crimes against black Americans were most prevalent.
  • Bad data, no biscuit.

    10/20/2005 8:53:43 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 128 replies · 5,310+ views
    <p>We use two databases in a master/slave relationship. The master receives all the posts and other changes we make to the forum. The slave copies all these posts and changes from the master, allowing either database to be queried in order to satisfy requests.</p> <p>When it is working correctly.</p>
  • N.Korea provides nuclear aid to Iran -intel reports(secret graduate class at Iran's Univ)

    07/06/2005 8:35:32 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/06/05 | Louis Charbonneau
    N.Korea provides nuclear aid to Iran -intel reports By Louis Charbonneau Wed Jul 6, 9:18 AM ET Recent intelligence reports accuse North Korea of secretly helping Iran develop its nuclear program, raising fresh concerns about Pyongyang's nuclear proliferation and Tehran's atomic intentions. The United States and the European Union fear Iran is using its nuclear energy program as a front to develop nuclear weapons and have called on Iran to cease all sensitive atomic work. Tehran says its program is peaceful and refuses to give up its sovereign right to a full atomic program. "In the late 1990s, cooperation began...
  • 'Master' judges accept Pfaff case

    03/29/2005 4:03:58 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 337+ views
    etruth.com ^ | 3 29 05 | Trevor Wendzonka
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three judges have accepted appointments from the Indiana Supreme Court to preside and report about the charges levied against Benjamin Pfaff. Pfaff, in his second term on the bench in Elkhart Superior Court 1, has been accused of official misconduct by the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications. The judge threatened a man at gunpoint during a December 2003 incident and later gave false information to investigators, the commission decided. Benjamin Pfaff In a short reply last month, Pfaff denied the charges. Steven David of Boone Circuit Court in central Indiana will be the presiding "master," as designated by...
  • THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY: MODERN DAY SLAVE MASTER

    01/26/2005 3:58:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Conservative Voice ^ | 1/18/05 | J. Matt Barber
    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY: MODERN DAY SLAVE MASTER Posted by Jason Saine on 2005/1/18 20:47:06 By J. Matt Barber As a little girl in segregated Birmingham Alabama, Condoleezza Rice, like so many other black Americans, often experienced systematic racism rooted in old-fashioned hatred. On a balmy September morning in 1963 that hatred manifest to sight, the vile portrait of pure evil. A group of radical white supremacists bombed a Birmingham church in a black neighborhood killing four little girls. One of those little girls, Denise McNair, was a friend to Condoleezza Rice. From her humble beginnings in the Deep South, to...
  • Bank president fights for soldier after robbery (Master Sergeant turns himself in)

    06/14/2004 3:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 382+ views
    Bank president fights for soldier after robbery Published Monday, June 14, 2004 FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Seven hours from his Army post and thousands of miles from the Iraq war he left behind, Master Sgt. Kenneth Schweitzer confessed to walking into an Iowa bank, firing shots into the ceiling and walking out with a bag of cash. He drove straight to a police station and turned himself in, saying he didn’t need the money, he just wanted to live in an 8-by-8-foot cell, authorities said. The case has baffled police and acquaintances of Schweitzer, a 38-year-old father and decorated...
  • KERRY: How can he lose???

    03/26/2004 1:36:00 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 17 replies · 196+ views
    With all this Great Advice, how can he lose???
  • 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials say

    11/26/2003 10:54:10 AM PST · by talleyman · 110 replies · 405+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 11/26/03 | Reuters
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable and offensive.</p> <p>The request -- which has some suppliers furious and others busy re-labeling components -- came after an unidentified worker spotted a videotape machine carrying devices labeled "master" and "slave" and filed a discrimination complaint with the county's Office of Affirmative Action Compliance.</p>
  • Master of the Sea (and the French)[NY Times Review of "Master and Commander"]

    11/14/2003 6:18:15 AM PST · by eddie willers · 57 replies · 481+ views
    N.Y. Times online ^ | November 14, 2003 | A. O. SCOTT
    MOVIE REVIEW | 'MASTER AND COMMANDER'Master of the Sea (and the French)By A. O. SCOTTPublished: November 14, 2003 O you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly? Do you want your children to grow up singing the 'Marseillaise'?" This is Jack Aubrey, commander of H.M.S. Surprise, rousing the patriotism of his men as they prepare to engage a faster, larger French vessel somewhere off the coast of South America. This ship is England, he proclaims, and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," which opens nationwide today, makes his point with magnificent vigor and precision.This stupendously entertaining movie,...
  • The Soviet Art of Brain Washing

    08/15/2003 7:52:30 PM PDT · by cody32127 · 6 replies · 447+ views
    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ^ | 1939 | Kenneth Goff
    This is a large read (a whole web site) but I am going to paste some of it below the editorial note EDITORIAL NOTE From May 2, 1936, to October 10, 1939, I was a dues-paying member of the Communist Party, operating under my own name, Kenneth Goff, and also the alias John Keats. In 1939, I voluntarily appeared before the Un-American Activities Committee in Washington, D.C., which was chairmanned at that time by Martin Dies, and my testimony can be found in Volume 9 of that year's Congressional Report. During the period that I was a member of the...
  • Master of low expectations (Bush) scores some points

    06/08/2003 1:53:28 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 250+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 7, 2003 | TOM RAUM
    <p>While British Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken a pounding on the Iraq war, President Bush has worked to harvest a political dividend from it, hoping to help brush aside deepening questions over deposed President Saddam Hussein's arms programs.</p> <p>The war's outcome changed the dynamics and the thinking of leaders in the Middle East, which offered Bush an opportunity to seize the moment and step up his involvement in trying to forge a comprehensive peace between the Israelis and the Arabs.</p>
  • The Great 20th Century Art Scam!

    04/24/2003 5:47:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 58 replies · 2,898+ views
    The Art Renewal Center ^ | FR Post 4-19-2003 | F r e d R o s s
    "The Great 20th Century Art Scam: or how Arrogance, Greed andFolly Nearly Destroyed 2500 years of Western Art" F r e d R o s s "Nobody who has invested much time downa blind alley likes the messenger who shinesa light at the brick wall up ahead." For over 90 years, there has been a concerted and relentless effort to disparage, denigrate and obliterate the reputations, names, and brilliance of the academic artistic masters of the late 19th Century. Fueled by a cooperative press, the ruling powers have held the global art establishment in an iron grip. Equally, there...
  • Influential GOP'ers Within White House Urge Bush to Work Behind the Scenes for Lott Resignation

    12/12/2002 11:12:04 PM PST · by ewing · 389 replies · 893+ views
    CBS News Exclusive ^ | Decemer 13, 2002 | Bob Schieffer
    Sources have exclusively told CBS News Chief Washington Correspondant Bob Schieffer that influential Republicans-some of them inside the Bush White House-are now urging the President to work behind the scenes to get Trent Lott to step down as Majority Leader of the United States Senate.However some Republicans have risen to Lott's defense.Senator Arlen Specter , (R-PA) said Lott's comments should be accepted as an 'inadverdent slip and his apolgy should end the discussion.''I know Trent Lott very well from working with him in the Senate for the past 14 years and can vouch for the fact that he is no...
  • We Shall Not Allow the State to be Our Master

    05/17/2002 10:14:55 AM PDT · by Taxman · 9 replies · 219+ views
    The Future of Freedom Foundation, Fairfax, Va. ^ | November 1979 | Russell J. Clinchy, The Freeman
    FFF EMAIL UPDATE -- May 17, 2002 The Future of Freedom Foundation, Fairfax, Va. -- Advancing ideas on liberty for you -- A FFF THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK "Let us determine that we shall not allow the state to be our master, but that we shall be the masters of the state. The long road of history is lined with the ruins of those states which bought the souls and the wills of their peoples by the lure of a granted security, and then led them to ruin by the same mirage. The world does not need one more such...