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  • How about bring back the draft to include women?

    05/27/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT · by ajernig · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/27/2014 | Alicia Colon
    Last January 2013, then Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to study the feasibility of opening all military jobs to women by 2016. This would include more than 200,000 jobs that make up the core of the ground-level combat force in the Army and the Marine Corps. Opponents of women in combat argue, rightly in my opinion, that the military's physical standards must not be compromised to expand access because our military's fighting effectiveness is at stake. Hauling 50 pounds of equipment while walking 20 miles is a standard that must not be demoted as it...
  • Google: Girls worth $2500. Boys worth $0

    04/10/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 24 replies
    Khan Academy ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Google wants public high school students, especially girls, to discover the magic of coding. Each eligible female student who completes our computer programming lesson will earn DonorsChoose.org credits for your classroom. [ ... ] You’ll receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift code for every female student who completes the course. When 4 or more female students complete it, we’ll email you an additional $500 gift code
  • Student pushes lawmakers to fix DWI loophole

    04/06/2014 9:24:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-6-14 | Rubén Rosario
    Hope Baker is one determined young lady. She won't take no for an answer, even though it looks like her Don Quixote-type quest has run smack into a legislative windmill up at the state Capitol. Along with Jayne Jones, her Concordia University political science professor, and six like-minded classmates, the 22-year-old Alexandria native and law school aspirant wants to add impaired driving as a specified exclusion to a state law that grants lawmakers immunity from arrest in certain cases while the session is underway. But the push to clarify a centuries-old state Constitution provision has not gone over well with...
  • Sebelius: Obamacare opens door wider to gays, AIDS victims

    12/04/2013 3:41:11 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 120 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | JUNE 3, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that Obamacare will place a special focus on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community because "for too long...[they] were pushed to the side," Paul Bedard reported at the Washington Examiner. "LGBT individuals have faced limited access to health care and insurance. They have been less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, they have higher rates of tobacco use, and they are often at increased risk for mental health illness," she said. To counter this, the administration is drawing attention to new benefits...
  • Clinton: Israel Must Make Peace or Disappear

    06/17/2013 5:14:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 79 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/17/13 | Ben Shapiro
    In a speech that will no doubt incentivize Palestinians to continue their campaign of terror and warfare against Israel, former President Bill Clinton told Israel that it would have to make peace with the Palestinians if it wanted to remain Jewish and democratic. He said that thanks to demographic changes, Israel will have to separate from the Palestinian population in order to maintain its majority. This theory has been proved false repeatedly. Israel’s demographic majority in Israel will remain strong for decades upon decades. But the goal of the left is to create pressure on Israel – the party willing...
  • (Separate But Equal) Colorado U to Segregate Dorms for Students with Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

    08/17/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, August 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    University of Colorado to segregate dorms for students with concealed-carry gun permits Two University of Colorado campuses will soon feature dorms that allow students over 21 with gun permits to live. Currently, firearms are banned in all on-campus housing facilities. The University of Colorado said it is going to begin segregating students with valid gun permits when assigning on-campus housing. Two CU campuses - the main campus in Boulder and another in Colorado Springs - will establish a designated residential area for students over the age of 21 with gun permits, school officials told the Denver Post. In any other...
  • Shariah Finance And Its Radical Ties Demand Close Scrutiny

    06/23/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 20 June 2012 | Congressman Allen West
    As a vehicle for legitimizing and promoting Shariah throughout the world, Shariah-compliant finance is a phenomenon that is taking the financial world by storm right under the noses of American investors. Given the stated mission of Shariah is to bring about the rule of Islam worldwide, anything that promotes the Shariah mission warrants careful scrutiny. American investors deserve to know where their money is being invested, and the fact that their hard-earned dollars could be helping fund the very radical terrorist groups that are seeking to destroy this nation is shocking. It is vital that we come to grips and...
  • Sharia in Toronto: the Muslim Girls on Their Period Have to Sit in the Back

    07/21/2011 5:36:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    pj ^ | July 19, 2011 | Bruce Bawer
    This sort of thing should send a chill down the spine of anyone who understands what it means for a country to be free or for a school to be public. It never ceases to amaze. Sharia is putting down roots all over the West, in ever more explicit and obvious ways. And bien pensant folks on the Left continue to insist, fiercely and self-righteously, that nothing of the kind is going on — even though it’s happening right under their noses. One of the lastest breathtaking examples: a public middle school in Toronto where Friday prayers are part of...
  • Toronto's 1st Africentric school set to open

    09/08/2009 5:27:03 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 22 replies · 1,351+ views
    CBC News.ca ^ | 9-4-2009 | CBC News
    Toronto's first Africentric school is set to open on Tuesday with 85 students. On Tuesday, when hundreds of thousands of Ontario students head back to school, a lot of attention will be focused on one particular school in Toronto's north end. It only has 85 students, but hopes are high for the Africentric Alternative School, which will open its doors near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West on Sept. 8 for the very first time. The Toronto District School Board voted narrowly to approve the controversial school in January 2008. It's an attempt by educators to combat the disproportionately high...
  • Lufkin High School [TX] class sparks concerns of segregation [black females only]

    02/12/2009 11:51:58 AM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 731+ views
    KLTV News ^ | 2/12/09
    Some people say it is tailored education, but some concerned parents call it segregation. Lufkin High School is pushing for a course offered only to African American females. Despite the controversy, school authorities say that it may end up benefitting students. "First of all you have to be black and second of all, but equally as important, you have to be female. It's only for black female students" said John Mitchell, the Language Arts Facilitator of LISD. "And, it will always be only for black females." The pilot Black Female Literature Course has some questioning why other students couldn't benefit...
  • Chicago Schools Administrator: Homosexual High School is “Necessary”

    12/11/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 11, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    Chicago Public SchoolsWashington (CNSNews.com) – A proposed homosexual-friendly Chicago public high school is “necessary” for the well-being of students, a Chicago Public Schools administrator told CNSNews.com Wednesday. Joyce Brown, who is in charge of the public school district’s high school counselors, said the “Social Justice High School – Pride Campus” is necessary because “the issue (of homosexuality) is out there.” “Whatever is bubbling up,” she said, “needs to be addressed because the issue is there.” The proposed school would offer taxpayer-funded support for homosexual and lesbian students. The school proposal was to be voted on by the Chicago Board of...
  • Netherlands Recognises Polygamous Marriages of Muslims

    08/15/2008 12:21:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 231+ views
    NIS News Bulletin ^ | August 12, 2008
    ROTTERDAM, 12/08/08 - Although polygamy is banned in the Netherlands, the marriages of Muslims who have several wives are recognised by Dutch authorities. Registrars in the major cities, in particular, record dozens of bigamous or polygamous marriages per year. These marriages are prohibited and an offence in the Netherlands. However, polygamous marriages that take place in countries where more than one wife is permitted, such as Morocco, are accepted, newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports. If immigrants with several wives settle in the Netherlands, the local authorities register all the marriages. However, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), where all marriages are...
  • North Texas employers answer prayer room requests

    08/03/2008 9:36:25 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 23 replies · 69+ views
    Dallas News ^ | August 2, 2008 | JESSICA MEYERS
    Manzur Mahmud used to hide when he prayed. He'd duck down in his cubicle at Dallas' Texas Instruments or scramble to a friend's office to conduct two of his five daily Muslim prayers. Now the Bangladeshi engineer walks down the corridor and enters a small prayer room. North Texas companies are increasingly making space for quiet rooms as Muslim employees play a larger role in the U.S. workplace and feel more secure about verbalizing their faith. Meanwhile, businesses nationwide are seeing a rise in the number of religious discrimination charges. The changing nature of the workplace is forcing organizations to...
  • The Muslims at the Back Door

    02/11/2008 5:00:43 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 6 replies · 105+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/11/08 | Purple Mountains
    While Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq are being defeated militarily in their attempt to establish a new caliphate through terror tactics – mainly the killings of westerners and anyone else they disagree with - with bombings, torture and decapitation, the establishment of their cruel Sharia law is quietly being infiltrated in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and in many other parts of the world.
  • Normandale's 'meditation room' is home to a single faith

    12/17/2007 6:43:19 AM PST · by navysealdad · 17 replies · 523+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-16=07 | Katherine Kersten
    Last week, I visited a Muslim place of worship. A schedule for Islam's five daily prayers was posted at the entrance, near a sign requesting that shoes be removed. Inside, a barrier divided men's and women's prayer space, an arrow informed worshippers of the direction of Mecca, and literature urged women to cover their faces. Sound like a mosque? The place I'm describing is the "meditation room" at Normandale Community College, a 9,200-student public institution in Bloomington.
  • Normandale's 'meditation room' is home to a single faith

    12/17/2007 7:14:10 AM PST · by HD1200 · 50 replies · 100+ views
    Last week, I visited a Muslim place of worship. A schedule for Islam's five daily prayers was posted at the entrance, near a sign requesting that shoes be removed. Inside, a barrier divided men's and women's prayer space, an arrow informed worshippers of the direction of Mecca, and literature urged women to cover their faces. Sound like a mosque? The place I'm describing is the "meditation room" at Normandale Community College, a 9,200-student public institution in Bloomington. A row of chest-high barriers splits the room into sex-segregated sections. In the smaller, enclosed area for women sits a pile of shawls...
  • Katherine Kersten: Normandale's 'meditation room' is home to a single faith (Islam)

    12/17/2007 10:06:29 AM PST · by mojito · 17 replies · 326+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/16/2007 | Katherine Kersten
    Last week, I visited a Muslim place of worship. A schedule for Islam's five daily prayers was posted at the entrance, near a sign requesting that shoes be removed. Inside, a barrier divided men's and women's prayer space, an arrow informed worshippers of the direction of Mecca, and literature urged women to cover their faces. Sound like a mosque? The place I'm describing is the "meditation room" at Normandale Community College, a 9,200-student public institution in Bloomington. Until recently, the room was the school's only usable racquetball court. College administrators converted the court into a meditation room when construction forced...
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.” McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. “They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.” McCain agreed...
  • For Conservative Muslims, Goal of Isolation a Challenge [Aw Jeez...]

    09/05/2006 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Alouette · 34 replies · 961+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 5, 2006 | Caryle Murphy
    Twelve girls sat in rows at the front of the community room in Silver Spring's Muslim Community Center, calming their nerves with giggles and girl talk. In their sweaty hands, they held prepared speeches. On their heads, they wore scarves in a rainbow of colors: pink, brown, gold, white and lavender. The seventh- and eighth-graders were competing in a debate on this question: Is a segregated, all-Islamic upbringing key to protecting your Muslim identity? Eight of the dozen argued yes, using variants of the theme offered by Fatimah Waseem. Young Muslims "join with the non-Muslims, copy them and look up...
  • 14 Indians, including kids, flogged in "Maya punishment"

    08/22/2006 4:03:36 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 2,239+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 22 August 2006 | Staff
    Guatemala City, Aug 22 (EFE).- Fourteen Guatemalan Indians were publicly flogged, forced to kneel on bottle caps and shorn of their hair after being convicted by a traditional assembly of various offenses, local media reported Tuesday. The so-called "Maya punishment," provided for in traditional codes acknowledged by the modern nation-state, was applied Monday in the northwestern town of Nahuala, community leader Pascual Ixmata told the press. The 14 accused - four of them women - were whipped and forced to kneel on bottle caps, and their hair was cut off. The male miscreants, who were charged with sniffing glue, also...
  • Sony launches gay music label

    01/10/2006 8:09:24 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 86 replies · 1,928+ views
    Sony Music has launched the first major music label dedicated to nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists. The label, Music with a Twist, is a joint venture with Wilderness Media & Entertainment, the company led by Matt Farber, who has founded MTV's new gay and lesbian channel LOGO. "It's an idea whose time has come," Mr Farber said. "Only now are media and entertainment brands being created for the gay and lesbian audience following the success of brands for other minorities," he said. Mr Farber says the success of brands dedicated to the African American and Hispanic audiences has...
  • Calif. Gay Couples Now Have Registry Option

    11/28/2004 9:21:50 AM PST · by Rockitz · 55 replies · 2,731+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | November 28, 2004 | Fox News
    LOS ANGELES — A new state law in California allows gay and lesbian couples nearly all the same rights and benefits of married spouses if they choose to sign up with a state domestic partner registry. For thousands of same-sex couples in the state, that means legal recognitions they have long dreamed about having. California Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, author of the Domestic Partnership and Responsibilities Act (search), calls the measure historic. It grants same-sex couples everything from insurance benefits to adoption rights, but also adds responsibilities like their partner's debt.
  • Black children might have been better off without Brown vs. Board

    05/27/2004 4:32:53 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies · 194+ views
    Stanford Report ^ | April 21, 2004 | Lisa Trei
    While honoring the efforts and sacrifices of the people whose struggles culminated in Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court case that ended school segregation in this country, New York University Professor Derrick Bell provocatively suggested last week that generations of black children might have been better off if the case had failed.