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  • Gender-neutral baby names are all the rage for 2015

    06/23/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristin Toussaint
    Last year’s most popular baby names were Benjamin and Emma, but this year the top boy and girl names could actually be the same. 2015 is looking like the year of the gender-neutral baby names, according to a midyear report by Currently, names like Amari, Karter, Phoenix, Quinn and Reese have been making the largest leaps in popularity. “As usual, baby names are reflecting a larger cultural shift,” says BabyCenter’s Global Editor in Chief Linda Murray. “Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be...
  • Was There Any Doubt About The Outcome? (TRADOC - Women in infantry. The myth of gender neutrality.)

    05/20/2013 11:42:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Blackfive ^ | 5-19-2013 | Deebow
    Well, it appears that TRADOC is now well into the process of attempting to destroy the greatest armed force that the world has ever known. Training and Doctrine Command has launched “two major efforts in support of this full integration of women soldiers.” TRADOC has started a scientific review working with U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine and Army Research Institute to assist in the development of gender-neutral physical standards for all Areas of Concentration for commissioned officers and military occupational specialties for enlisted soldiers.In addition, the “TRADOC Analysis Center is examining the institutional and cultural...
  • Sweden Introduces New Gender-Neutral Pronoun, Makes Being a Man ILLEGAL

    No, JK, JK. Everyone's manhood and womanhood and non-binaryhood is still intact, no matter what the conservative gender-apocalypse-mongers are sure to do with this story. You can still be whatever gender you want to be, and embody whatever stereotypes you want—from swaggering alpha douche to limp lily on the fainting couch. But the ever-progressive nation of Sweden has introduced a new gender-neutral pronoun—hen (neither the masculine han nor the feminine hon)—into its official National Encyclopedia. It's a heartening step in broadening the concept of gender and giving institutional validation to those for whom gender is more complicated than the stiff...
  • How About a Major Tax Policy Overhaul that Could Actually Work? Introducing the Neutral Tax

    08/20/2012 9:46:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-20-12 | Brother Bob
    I have a confession to make - I've been a bit of a hypocrite on one issue. I like to rib my lefty pals for their inability to offer any realistic, constructive solutions to the problems that they want to solve. There is no energy source we can use that won't have a leftist opposing its construction, and none of them are willing to offer any kind of realistic policy for satisfying our energy needs. On the federal budget, they love to call for raising taxes that nobody will pay to balance the budget, while oblivious to the fact that...
  • Obama’s ‘Neutral’ Stance on the Falklands Is of a Piece With His Dictator-Coddling Foreign Policy

    04/18/2012 3:39:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | Posted at 10:09 am on April 17th, 2012 | Mike McNally
    Yesterday Bryan Preston covered Barack Obama’s remarks on the Falkland Islands at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia. When asked about Argentina’s claim to the British-ruled islands, Obama said the U.S. would continue to observe a “neutral” stance, adding that “this is not something that we typically intervene in.” Taking a leaf out of the Sean Penn guide to diplomacy, he also attempted to refer to the Islands by their Argentinian name, Las Malvinas. Obama’s response attracted little interest here in Britain, and while the Smartest President Ever mistakenly called the islands the Maldives, I didn’t find Obama’s intention...
  • “Gender-neutral” Childrearing: When a Sexual Hang-up Leads to Child Abuse

    01/27/2012 11:29:11 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    First there was “Pop” in Sweden, then “Storm” in Canada. Now out of Britain comes Sasha, a boy, we hear, who is being raised by his parents in a “sex-neutral” fashion. And this isn’t just your modernistic grandmother’s neutrality, where she didn’t want to push toy guns and trucks on her son. Sasha’s parents, Beck Laxton and “partner,” as he’s described, Kieran Cooper, are going the full feminist monty. On Sasha’s birth announcement, there was no indication of sex; and for years Laxton wouldn’t use the pronoun “he” when referring to him on her blog, but instead just indentified him...
  • Anoka-Hennepin school district stands by gay 'neutrality' policy

    08/14/2011 9:19:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-14-11 | sarah horner
    It's one sentence. And it has thrown Minnesota's largest school district into the national debate on gay rights. "Anoka-Hennepin staff, in the course of their professional duties, shall remain neutral on matters regarding sexual orientation including but not limited to student led discussions." Controversy over that line within Anoka-Hennepin schools' Sexual Orientation Curriculum Policy has hung over the suburban district for more than two years. The policy itself is the only known one like it in Minnesota. Parents of students who are gay, bisexual or transgender, or perceived to be, say the directive leaves their children vulnerable to bullies. Teachers...
  • Atheopathy vs Science: Refuting New Scientist’s agitprop about evolution (Darwin-Hitler connection)

    11/19/2008 9:26:10 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 996+ views
    CMI ^ | November 19, 2008 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Ed. Note: this is the first instalment of a detailed critique of a major New Scientist anti-creationist diatribe. This one deals with a substantial section in the article, which tries to downplay the Nazi reliance on Darwinian theories, and instead tries to smear Christianity as a cause of the Holocaust...
  • Cheat Neutral -- Cheating offsets for those who cheat on their spouse (like carbon credits)

    07/02/2008 10:18:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 171+ views
    What is Cheat Offsetting? When you cheat on your partner you add to the heartbreak, pain and jealousy in the atmosphere. Cheatneutral offsets your cheating by funding someone else to be faithful and NOT cheat. This neutralises the pain and unhappy emotion and leaves you with a clear conscience. Can I offset all my cheating? First you should look at ways of reducing your cheating. Once you've done this you can use Cheatneutral to offset the remaining, unavoidable cheating
  • Schwarzenegger to remain neutral in presidential race

    01/19/2008 7:02:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 55+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/19/08 | Evan Halper
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today put to rest months of speculation that he would shake up presidential politics by endorsing one of the candidates. Standing alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City - himself a potential presidential candidate - at a Los Angeles news conference where the two men spoke of the need for more federal funds for road projects and other infrastructure, the governor said he will not be getting involved in the race. "It doesn't help me any, it doesn't help the state of California to endorse anybody," Schwarzenegger said. "I will not endorse anybody."
  • HUMINT: Chemically Neutral

    11/13/2007 2:35:48 PM PST · by humint · 4 replies · 374+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 13 November 2007 | humint
    Entropy: A measure of the disorder or randomness in a system. The second law of thermodynamics states that entropy of a closed system always increases over time. This means that energy is being transformed by the mechanics of the universe into uniformly-distributed heat energy. What this means is that even a chemically neutral process will increase entropy. There is no way around entropy… no matter how green or chemically neutral mankind intends to become. Quote 1: Is it better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both? --- Niccolo Machiavelli Quote 2: War is an extension of politics...
  • Neutral Crystal Symbol May Join Traditional Red Cross Emblems

    09/19/2005 5:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Neutral crystal symbol may join traditional Red Cross emblems By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 20/09/2005) The Red Cross and its Islamic cousin, the Red Crescent, could soon be joined by a Red Crystal. The move is an attempt to create a neutral emblem in an age of growing religious strife, in which aid workers have been attacked and the Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad bombed. The symbol also seeks to resolve disputes that have kept some humanitarian organisations, mainly Israel's Magen David Adom, which uses the red Shield of David, outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...
  • [Irish] Defence Minister cancels meeting with US Chief of Staff

    07/25/2005 3:05:43 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 47 replies · 965+ views
    Ireland Online, Dublin ^ | 20/JUL/2005 - 16:25:15 |
    Defence Minister Willie O’Dea today cancelled plans for a meeting with United States Joint Chief of Staff General Richard Myers (pictured). Defence Minister Willie O’Dea today cancelled plans for a meeting with United States Joint Chief of Staff General Richard Myers. Anti-war protesters had condemned the general’s visit to Dublin but a spokesman for the Department of Defence said the informal meeting would not now go ahead. The spokesman insisted the engagement, due to be held this afternoon, had been arranged on a casual basis and official talks had not been organised. “The position was that the minister was quite...
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Judge requests religion-neutral oaths (radicals hitting Carolina where it hurts)

    03/12/2004 8:24:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 288+ views
    News & Record ^ | 3/12/04
    Judge requests religion-neutral oaths 3-12-04 Posted 8 a.m. LEXINGTON (AP) — A district court judge has asked local officials to remove religious references, including oaths that end "so help me God" and a traditional blessing for the state and court, in courtrooms when he presides. Judge James M. Honeycutt said in a letter that the court system is seeing an increasing number of people from other cultures that are not necessarily Christian. "I believe that the burden should not be on those individuals to speak up and request an oath that does not mention God or use the Christian Bible,"...
  • Iran will not remain neutral if US governs Iraq: Rafsanjani

    05/09/2003 10:41:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 461+ views
    Iranmania ^ | May 09 2003 | AFP
    TEHRAN, May 9 (AFP) - Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani warned the United States Friday not to end up governing Iraq and said that if it did so Iran would not remain neutral. "We have said very clearly that we were against Saddam (Hussein)'s regime and that we were neutral in the war ... but if the United States wants to govern Iraq we will not remain neutral," Rafsanjani said in a Friday prayer sermon carried on state radio. "All Muslims must help Iraqis to prevent the United States from turning Iraq into a base to attack the neighbors...
  • 'Sexual Orientation' Measure Fails at UN (Human Rights Commission)

    04/30/2003 2:15:03 PM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 235+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | 04/29/03 | Lawrence Morahan - After a heated debate, the U.N. Human Rights Commission dropped discussion of a resolution to add "sexual orientation" to the U.N.'s definition of discrimination. But family groups warn that supporters of the issue, which include most European countries and Canada, will lobby harder to pass the resolution when it comes up for a vote again next year. "This issue never goes away," said Douglas Sylva, director of research at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute in New York, which opposed the resolution. Brazil and 19 other nations co-sponsored a resolution calling on member states "to promote and...