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  • Alaska town votes to change its name to Inupiat Eskimo name [Barrow]

    10/14/2016 9:40:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 11:13 PM EDT | Rachel D’Oro
    Residents in the nation’s northernmost community have voted to change the name of the Alaska town to its traditional Inupiat Eskimo name. A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) in their local election Oct. 4. The vote was tight, with 381 in favor of the name change and 375 against it. “Basically, it reinforces the cultural identity of the people,” said Mayor Bob Harcharek, who is not Native. He noted that early day missionaries set up schools in the area where students were forbidden to...
  • Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins

    10/05/2013 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins Associated Press JULIE PACE 5 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place. "I don't know whether...
  • Campus Crusade for Christ: What's in a Name? ("Crusade" dropped because of bad image it evokes)

    07/31/2011 12:33:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2011 | Ken Connor
    "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (NIV) Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the world’s leading evangelistic ministries, is changing its name. Apparently the passage of time and changing cultural sensitivities have made its old name – in place since its founding on the campus of UCLA in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright – a liability. “Campus” evokes images of youth and enthusiasm and institutions of higher learning. But, in the ensuing 60 years, the ministry had expanded into...
  • Judge won’t let man call himself ‘Boomer the Dog’ (LOL!)

    08/12/2010 3:37:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/12/2010 | NBC News
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  • New Report Proves ACORN is Alive and Well and Ready To Rip Us Off

    04/01/2010 3:03:02 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 488+ views
    Today was the day that ACORN was supposed to die. Picking as the official closing date April Fool's Day was not a coincidence, because if you really believed that ACORN was going to cease operations, you were being fooled. Even CEO Bertha Lewis denied ACORN was closing. ACORN’s announcement of “bringing its operations to a close” was just another deceptive tactic designed to take the pressure off so they can continue their scheme of using public dollars and private donations to advance their radical progressive agenda. And now there is proof. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report examining the...
  • N. Korea: Name Change Ordered for those with First Name ‘Jung-un’(only successor can have it)

    02/18/2010 7:10:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 500+ views
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 02/16/10 | Jin Sun-rak
    /begin my translation N. Korea: Name Change Ordered for those with First Name ‘Jung-un’ [Despite dire economic situation, preparation for Kim Jung-un's succession is well in progress] According to Feb. 15 phone conversation with our source at Danchon District in S. Hamkyong Province, N. Korean regime is currently ordering that everybody whose first name is 'Jung-un' should change it, as a part of Kim Jung-un's succession process. According to the source, local party committees and citizen's registration offices are individually summoning those with Jung-un as their first name and ordering them to change it. There are 20~30 people with such...
  • Chicago Man Charged in Mumbai Massacre

    12/07/2009 11:49:22 AM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 691+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | December 7, 2009 | Rusty Shackleford
    It started as an odd case of the FBI raiding a meat packing plant with hundreds of agents and now it's morphed into something much bigger. I've been telling you for weeks this was coming. I guess it just seemed too hard to believe that an American was involved. Originally David Headley was only charged with plotting to blow up the newspaper in Denmark that published the Mohammad cartoons. That plot seemed rather amateurish and was thought of as aspirational. But it soon became obvious to any one paying attention that Headley also had a hand in India's worst act...
  • ACORN in the Cross Hairs

    09/15/2009 8:16:15 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 13 replies · 587+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/15/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The vote in the Senate to defund ACORN has taken this story in a new direction. This was an amendment first introduced yesterday by Nebraska Senator Mike Johannes. It was voted on last evening and voted favorably overwhelmingly 83-7. (Ironically, both my senators, Dick Durbin and Roland Burris, were in the minority) This still has to move through the House but the Senate is supposed to be the deliberative body. Yet, it moved from introduction to vote in less than twenty four hours.
  • US criticizes change in names of Taiwan's state companies(removing reference to China)

    02/11/2007 2:03:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 774+ views
    AFP ^ | 02/09/07
    US criticizes change in names of Taiwan's state companies Fri Feb 9, 5:41 PM ET The United States critized Taiwan's leadership for moving to drop "China" from the names of state enterprises in favor of "Taiwan" -- a move that could fire tensions with Beijing. "We do not support administrative steps by the Taiwan authorities that would appear to change Taiwan's status unilaterally or move toward independence," the State Department said in a statement. "The United States does not, for instance, support changes in terminology for entities administered by the Taiwan authorities," it said. "The United States does not support...
  • Residents of Fjuckby demand new name

    12/14/2006 12:46:40 PM PST · by kingattax · 43 replies · 1,064+ views
    The Local ^ | 12-14-06 | Paul O'Mahony
    Having stoically accepted years of relentless badgering, the people of Fjuckby have finally had enough. The villagers are crossing their fingers that the National Heritage Board will see it their way and grant them a new name. One of the main sticking points of course is that globalisation has led to rude English-language associations that the villagers could do without. But there is a double misfortune, in that the Swedish word 'juck' embedded in the place name essentially means the same thing as Fjuckby's English component. A delegation from the village explains its predicament in a heartfelt letter to the...
  • Channel 8 anchor in story on trend (Newscasters changing from Anglo to ethnic names)

    01/27/2006 7:19:40 AM PST · by Nevadan · 104 replies · 2,221+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 1-27-06 | Norm Clarke
    KLAS-TV, Channel 8's new anchor, Denise Valdez, was included in a 1996 Los Angeles Times story about a trend among newscasters who changed from Anglo to ethnic names to take advantage of federal affirmative-action rules designed to benefit minorities. The practice was questioned, the Times said, by news professionals and minority activists, "who argue that it cheapens the concept of affirmative action and raises troubling issues of journalistic ethics." Valdez, who worked in San Antonio and Dallas before going to KNBC in Los Angeles, acknowledged to the Times that she had changed her last name for professional reasons, saying it...
  • Change name on Free Republic

    11/16/2004 9:24:18 PM PST · by presidentbowen · 12 replies · 471+ views
    11/17/2004 | presidentbowen
    I have a techinical question, how do I change my name on this blog. I love presidentbowen, but I don't think I should use it anymore because there is only one President! Also, how do I add images to the messages I post. Similar to the popular Atomic Opposum... Thanks Freepers!
  • Congressman: Al Qaeda entering southern border and changing names to Mexican surnames

    07/16/2004 5:34:53 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 592 replies · 18,001+ views
    KFI 640 Radio Los Angeles | 7.16.04 | Joe Hadenuf
    Congressman John Culverson just stated he has just received informantion from Southern District U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby (Texas)that Al Quida members have been entering from our southern border and have been entering through Texas and blending into towns....He stated this was classified and he given the OK to release this information. The congressman may be a former congress memeber, I didn't hear his complete title. He is on KFI Los Angeles now.

    02/19/2004 4:48:44 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies · 218+ views
    USCIS Website ^ | 19 February 2004
    The Immigration and Naturalization Service has now changed its website to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website. This has probably already been posted...if not, here it is: Click here for new website.
  • Shot livery driver told wife he was in Kuwait

    02/09/2004 1:22:13 AM PST · by sarcasm · 20 replies · 333+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2004 | TONY SCLAFANI and BILL EGBERT
    A livery driver with a mysterious personal life was seriously wounded yesterday in Queens, becoming the first livery hack shot on the job in more than a year. Police have neither suspect nor motive in the 2:30 a.m. wounding of Michael Goldberg, 36, at 253rd St. and 147th Drive, in Rosedale. But the incident was even more puzzling to his wife, who said she had believed Goldberg was in Kuwait with his parents. Kate Bontoyan, 52, rushed to her husband's side in the intensive care unit at Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he communicated by writing notes. She said he went...
  • Name change announcement

    10/14/2003 10:39:01 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 190+ views

    01/02/2003 1:36:13 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies · 1,481+ views
    Yahoo Message Boards (Calpine) | 02 January 2003
    Kim Jong-il, the Korean madman, announced today that, in an effort at reconciliation with the United States, he has renamed himself Kim Jong-clinton. In a decree, Kim Jong-clinton also declared that all first born males herafter shall carry the name Kim Jong-bill, in honor of the 42nd president of the United States. Kim Jong-clinton said, "I have taken this bold step on behalf of the people of Korea in an effort to build a bridge to the American people over the warmonger George Bush and his right-hand man Dick Cheney and his evil hatchet man Donald Rumsfeld." Expressing his faith...
  • CNN now says John Muhammad's name change is unconfirmed... calling him John Williams

    10/26/2002 7:49:40 AM PDT · by spycatcher · 122 replies · 1,752+ views
    CNN ^ | October 26, 2002 | CNN
    Sniper suspects charged with murder: FBI searches for new material witness ROCKVILLE, Maryland (CNN) --The two men suspected of killing 10 people and wounding three others in a three-week shooting spree were charged with six counts of murder each late Friday in Montgomery County. Arrest warrants were issued for John Allen Williams, 41, and John Lee Malvo, 17, charging them each with first-degree murder in the six killings that took place in Montgomery County. (Read the charges against Williams) (Read the charges against Malvo) Williams reportedly changed his name last year to John Allen Muhammad, but he has also used...
  • Egypt: McDonald's To Change Name Due To Anti-U.S./Israeli Sentiments

    04/18/2002 6:11:07 PM PDT · by American Preservative · 95 replies · 4,082+ views
    israelinsider ^ | 4/18/02
    Egypt: McDonald's to change name due to anti-U.S./Israeli sentiments McDonald's reportedly will change the name of its fast food restaurants in Egypt to Manfoods due to increased anti-U.S. and Israeli sentiment in the country.