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  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Every now and then a news item pops up that is so ridiculous that you figure it's just got to be fake news, somebody's idea of a joke. You check the calendar to make sure it's not April Fools' Day. And when you realize it isn't, you come to understand that in our hypersensitive culture, a news story can be factual, accurate and preposterous all at the same time. Which brings us to the TV play-by-play man for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team in the National Basketball Association. The announcer, Brian Davis, was calling a game in which the...
  • Penn State's 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside

    04/23/2018 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/22/18 | Lenore Skenazy
    What's more dangerous: rugby, or a walk in the woods? At Pennsylvania State University, the administrators apparently think it's the latter. The student "Outing Club," which has gone backpacking, kayaking, and hiking in state parks over the course of its 98-year-existence, will no longer be allowed to host outdoor events after administrators conducted a risk assessment, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The types of activities in which [Penn State Outing Club] engages are above the university's threshold of acceptable risk for recognized student organizations," according to an official announcement. A key issue for administrators was that the Outing Club frequently...
  • It's too risky for Outing Club to go on student-led trips, Penn State decides

    04/23/2018 2:10:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://www.pennlive.com/ ^ | 4/19/18 | Barbara Miller
    After logging enough miles to hike around the world more than four times, Penn State has decided it's too risky for the campus Outing Club to go on student-led outings. A risk assessment by the university led to the decision, says a statement on the Outing Club's web page. The club's outings were deemed to be "above the University's threshold of acceptable risk for recognized student organizations," said the statement. This spring, campus recreation, a division of student affairs, decided to evaluate its 79 student-led programs, said Lisa Powers, Penn State spokeswoman. It found 20 clubs had "elements of risk,"...
  • Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day

    04/17/2018 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day Sarah Whitten | @sarahwhit10 Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 8 Mins Ago Starbucks said Tuesday that it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. in the afternoon on May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
  • If Laura Ingraham Goes Down for 'Bullying,' You're Next!

    04/05/2018 6:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2018 | Larry Elder
    What did Fox News' Laura Ingraham say that cost her advertisers? About David Hogg, the teenage Parkland, Florida, high school shooting survivor, Fox's Ingraham tweeted: "David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)" Insensitive, given the mass shooting that killed 17 at Hogg's high school? Yes. Insulting and condescending coming from an Ivy League-educated lawyer? Yes. But the punishment does not fit the crime. Hogg urged Ingraham's advertisers to drop her show. Several did. Ingraham apologized, but Hogg refused to accept her apology....
  • Government Bureaucrats Say Trump Is Making Them Drink More Booze

    03/30/2018 9:53:51 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2018 | Amber Randall
    Various government workers workers told Politico that the stress of working for President Donald Trump’s administration has ruined their dating lives and often caused them to turn to liquor for comfort. Dozens of these employees reported to Politico that the advent of Trump had forever changed their lives.
  • The biggest spending bill loser: President Trump

    03/23/2018 3:10:04 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 230 replies
    NBC ^ | March 23 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    President Donald Trump lost — bigly — when Congress voted for a $1.3 trillion spending bill that repudiates many of his top policy goals and much of his rhetoric. He didn't get the money he wanted for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico or a provision cutting off federal funds for "sanctuary cities." Lawmakers not only ignored his fiscal 2018 budget's elimination of scores of federal programs, they increased spending for many of those on his target list. And Congress provided seed cash for a New York-New Jersey tunnel project that Trump tried to kill.
  • So We Lost a Battle Vanity

    03/23/2018 11:27:02 AM PDT · by waterhill · 130 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    This is just a battle lost, not the war. Its gonna be ok. I am embarrassed for and of some of you FReepers. Rub some dirt on it and walk it off, go to the range, drink it off, cry in your pillows, whatever... Quit whining. Quit acting like snowflakes. Or just opus-out and don't come back. Posers. (Rant off)
  • Tinder Sued By Transgender Woman ... You Won't Let Us In!!!

    03/14/2018 4:18:55 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 74 replies
    A transgender woman is suing Tinder on behalf of other transgender people living in the Portland area, claiming it rejects all transgender people from the dating service. Ariel Hawkins claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, a few days ago she edited her profile to disclose that she was a pre-op trans woman. She says Tinder immediately deleted her account. She says the company sent her email saying she violated its terms of service ... but didn't point her to any term and refused to explain the basis for the rejection.
  • Transgender visitor at a prison files lawsuit after she was ordered by guards to remove her...

    03/14/2018 9:06:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 15, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Transgender visitor at a prison files lawsuit after she was ordered by guards to remove her underwear because a screening machine detected 'unknown object' in her pants A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Louisiana prison officers ordered her to remove her underwear and show her genitals before she could leave the facility. Donald Nelson, a 48-year-old New Orleans resident who goes by the name 'China,' said in the complaint filed Tuesday that officers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola insisted on searching her vehicle after she refused...
  • MPD: Student Carrying ‘Trump’ Flag Assaulted Outside School

    03/14/2018 8:49:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 3/14/18 | WCCO
    Minneapolis police say no arrests have been made after a student carrying a flag with the word “Trump” on it was assaulted outside of Southwest High School. Police say the altercation happened while students were outside of the building during National School Walkout Day Wednesday morning.
  • California students turn violent during anti-gun rally

    03/14/2018 10:09:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 26, 2018
    California students arrested after throwing rocks and damaging vehicles during anti-gun walkout. KCRA's Melinda Meza reports.
  • Contradiction — Students favor ‘free speech’ and policies that restrict it such as safe spaces

    03/14/2018 8:46:30 PM PDT · by Mafe · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Free speech may not mean what most college students think it means. The majority of college students surveyed in a Gallup/Knight Foundation study said they support free speech and believe it is vital to the health of democracy. Yet droves of students also said they favor policies that restrict free speech such as safe spaces, free speech zones, speech codes and bans on offensive Halloween costumes. Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, said “the discrepancy between what undergraduate students say they believe and what actions they are willing to take is really breathtaking.” “Students like the ring...
  • Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle in front of students

    03/13/2018 8:54:42 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 53 replies
    KVDR.COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2018 | TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
    PRESTON, Idaho -- A school district in Idaho is investigating an incident that took place last week in which a science teacher allegedly fed a live puppy to one of his reptiles in front of students. Local animal activist Jill Parrish is the one who filed the police report. "What I have learned in the last four days is disgusting. It is sick. It is sick," Parrish told KSTU. Parrish said a teacher at Preston Junior High School told her that last week after school, Robert Crosland fed a live puppy, who was reportedly sick, to one of his reptiles....
  • Can Millennials change a light bulb?

    03/12/2018 7:10:37 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 76 replies
    10News WTSP | Aug. 15, 2017 | 10News WTSP
    According to a poll, 6 out of 10 millennials can't change a light bulb: Video - Condo owner tells the story of how three 20-something tenants could not change burned out light bulbs.
  • Trump school safety proposal to call for armed staff and raising gun-buying age

    03/11/2018 11:59:42 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3-11-2018 | Guardian Staff
    Donald Trump will propose arming school staff and raising the minimum age to purchase certain firearms to 21 in a school safety proposal the administration will release on Sunday, a White House spokesman said. The proposal on age limits for gun purchases will put the president on a collision course with the National Rifle Association, which endorsed him and donated to his White House campaign.
  • Sore Loser! Furious Canadian Women's Hockey Player takes off her Silver Medal in Disgust and [Trunc]

    02/22/2018 12:56:42 PM PST · by Cecily · 76 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2018 | Danielle Zoellner
    A Canadian women's hockey player refused to wear her silver medal after her team lost to arch rivals USA in the Olympic finals. Jocelyne Larocque yanked the medal off her neck during the ceremony in Pyeongchang just seconds after an official gave it to her. The 29-year-old and her teammates lost the gold to the USA on Thursday in a dramatic shootout, ending a streak of four gold medals in the last four Olympic games. Team USA celebrated gold medal joy and ended 20 years of Olympic misery against Canada in the most anticipated clash of the Winter Games last...
  • Ofcom raps digital 'golden oldies' TV channel after third racist term is aired in [tr]

    02/22/2018 5:32:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2018 | Isbella Fish
    A television channel specialising in vintage programmes has been plunged into a row with the regulator over racist language in a 1970s drama. Talking Pictures TV, watched by two million viewers a week, has been admonished by Ofcom for declining to censor the outdated term – although it reportedly received just one complaint. The family-run digital channel, which specialises in the likes of Norman Wisdom comedies and Peter Sellers classics, was probed after screening Second World War drama A Family at War, originally broadcast from 1970-72 on ITV.
  • Dangerous TV Ad for Wrigleys chewing Gum Is Banned

    02/20/2018 10:34:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 21 FEB 2018 | Neil Shaw
    Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewersA "dangerous" TV ad showing a woman chewing gum while playing football has been shown the red card. Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewers who feared the ad for Wrigley's Extra might encourage kids to carry out the "dangerous practice" of chewing gum while playing footie. The ad, which was seen last September, was found to be in breach of rules regarding children plus harm and offence. It was banned from being shown again, and Wrigley's - based in Devon - were warned not to show people chewing gum while playing sport in any future...
  • Being shot at doesn’t make you an expert on ending gun violence

    02/21/2018 10:30:59 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 99 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/20/2018 | Victor Joecks
    Being a shooting victim doesn’t make you an expert on ending gun violence. But you wouldn’t know that from watching CNN. It’s been a week since a monster killed 17 people at a Florida high school. The calls for gun control have been reflexive and ambiguous, but the media have found a new mouthpiece — shooting survivors. “Students seize control of gun debate” blared a MSNBC caption. An organization portraying itself as being made up of students announced a March 24 rally in D.C. and other cities called “March For Our Lives.” Some students say they won’t return to class...