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  • Trump backs Ted Cruz’s Internet domain crusade

    09/22/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/21/16 | Kelsey Snell
    <p>Ted Cruz has yet to endorse Donald Trump for president, but Donald Trump is endorsing Ted Cruz’s top legislative priority.</p> <p>Trump announced Wednesday that he supports a GOP-led push to delay a planned end to the U.S. government’s role managing a group that oversees Internet domain names. Cruz (R-Tex.) has been leading the charge to maintain U.S. control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as part of a short-term government spending bill that must pass before Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown.</p>
  • Arizona school's 'Redneck Day' sparks anger

    05/02/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 43 replies ^ | May 1, 2013 | Luci Scott
    PHOENIX -- When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide "Redneck Day" and encouraged classmates to dress — and spoof — accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week. Instead, "Redneck Day" at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off a debate about free speech, social stereotypes and good taste. Tom Lindsey, superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District, said the only intent of Wednesday's event was to satirize the A&E reality TV show "Duck Dynasty," which follows a family of duck hunters...
  • Lego to pull 'anti-Islamic' Star Wars toy set following Muslim furor

    04/02/2013 8:55:49 AM PDT · by BCW · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01 APR 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    As TheBlaze reported back in January, Austrian Muslims became outraged when they saw that Lego, a popular children’s toy company, created something they viewed as anti-Islamic in nature. Following months of intense angst and debate, Lego has reportedly agreed to stop making one of its Star Wars toy sets in an effort to temper the storm. ...He also smokes a water pipe and keeps Princess Leia in chains for use as his personal slave. Furious Muslim critics complained that the Lego set’s Asian and oriental figures were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists.
  • Osama bin Laden's death: The millennials have a moment [barf alert!]

    05/14/2011 7:41:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Slimes ^ | May 15, 2011 | Craig Fehrman
    The millennials' reaction to Osama bin Laden's death is characterized by a generational narcissism and a generational need to be part of history, especially when it's easy... students at Yale University... headed to the quad to celebrate. They chanted "U-S-A!" and "Yes we did!"; they waved American flags, blasted vuvuzelas, took pictures with their arms raised or wrapped around one another. They bellowed "The Star-Spangled Banner," along with stadium standbys like "We Are the Champions" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye." A couple of students circled the crowd on a moped. If you hadn't known better, you would...
  • Pseudoscience

    10/22/2002 2:49:25 PM PDT · by Junior · 238 replies · 1,355+ views ^ | 2000.11.18 | Michael Wong
    Background According to Paramount's official Star Trek web site, surveys show that the average child learns more science from Star Trek than from any other source. This is a source of considerable pride to Star Trek's fans and creators. However, if it is true, it should be a source of considerable consternation to actual scientists and engineers everywhere, as well as any rational person. Star Trek doesn't teach science; it teaches pseudoscience. Star Trek doesn't even promote science fiction; it only promotes Star Trek. Hardcore Star Trek fans tend to be distinguished not by a fascination with science fiction in...
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FreeRepublic [OK I'm a liberal so ZOT me!]

    12/02/2003 5:51:32 AM PST · by OK Im a liberal so sue me · 164 replies · 320+ views
    The Good: This site is very popular (for some reason) and is one of the most visited on the internet. It may be the most popular forum site, which is why I post here even though the viepoints expressed here are decidedly different from mine. The Bad: This site really sucks. I mean it used to be interesting, but now it's nothing more than a father version of where all that's allowed are the latest kneepad tributes to President Bush. The Ugly: I would like to say this site is racist, homophobic, sexist, blah, blah, blah. But since those...