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  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says

    12/06/2018 8:44:39 AM PST · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Maggie Fox
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick. But that's not true, a team of experts argued in a new report released Wednesday. In fact, they point out that immigrants make up a significant portion of the healthcare work forces in their new homelands. "There is no evidence to show that migrants are spreading disease," said Dr. Paul Spiegel, who directs the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. "That is a false argument...
  • 'Adjusting Appropriately' To Words That Hurt (NPR-"Sherpa" or "spook,")

    08/09/2018 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Drango · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 8 '18 | Jeanine Santucci
    In recent weeks, the Ombudsman's Office received complaints from listeners and readers about a handful of specific words used by the newsroom. These listeners and readers argued that the words have racial histories that made them inappropriate. This is an ongoing concern of NPR audience members: words that are in common usage, but that a growing number of people now understand have racial or ethnic roots that make them offensive to some, at least in some situations. What is NPR's obligation here, when language that may seem innocuous to some, or is being used by people in the news, also...
  • Rex Murphy: Laurier, trading 'free speech' for 'better speech,' proves unspeakably clueless still

    08/05/2018 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 8-3-2018 | Rex Murphy
    It’s only when progressives lose control of an issue that they agree to even have it discussed. This is then called a conversationThe president of Wilfrid Laurier University recently published a statement on free speech at Laurier and in the academy generally. It was a sad effort. She built a Giza-sized pyramid of clichés and virtue-speak about something she was pleased to call “better speech” — as opposed to that decayed old concept, hustled by the likes of John Stuart Mill, Voltaire, and the framers of the American Constitution, known as “free speech.” Amid the vast waste of anodynes, platitudes...
  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/12/2018 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 120 replies
    Pulpit and Pen ^ | JUNE 11, 2018
    The Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church has removed the term, ‘Father,’ from the Apostle’s Creed in an attempt to be more gender inclusive to God. The ancient creed of the Christian Church reads: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. However, United Methodists in the Minnesota Conference decided that referring to God as “Father” wasn’t inclusive...
  • Now Brits Can Lose Their Gun Rights For Talking and Thinking About Guns

    06/12/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/12/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    As PJ Media is reporting, “YouTuber Calum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a ‘forum of extremism,’ and that he had to ‘show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.'” Here’s the video that Long-Collins made confessing his sins in a last ditch attempt to placate the British authoritarians authorities and convince them to let him keep...
  • UK Considers Banning ‘Body Shaming’ Ads Featuring Thin Women

    05/21/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    A new program in the United Kingdom seeks to ban advertisements featuring thin women. The Committee of Advertising Practice, which provides all guidelines and restrictions for advertisements throughout various mediums in the United Kingdom, is considering adopting a proposal that would ban the use of “body shaming” advertisements featuring thin women. The proposal would also eliminate ads that feature gender stereotypes such as a man struggling to change a baby’s diaper or a woman failing to park a car. Ella Smillie, the lead on the proposal, argued that certain forms of stereotyping can be harmful. “Our review of the evidence...
  • How Schools Quietly Indoctrinate Your Kids On Abortion And Transgenderism

    05/03/2018 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Sopater · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 3, 2018 | Matthew Cochran
    A new study from the Public Religion Research Institute reveals just how badly social conservatives are losing the battle over marriage and sexuality. Not only do two-thirds of Americans polled support so-called gay marriage, but even among evangelicals, support is rapidly growing. The majority of evangelical youth now reject Christ’s teaching on the subject. Outcomes like this surprise too many of us because we underestimate both the power of rhetoric and the extent to which conservatives willingly submit ourselves and our children to it. Anyone who is competent in the art of rhetoric knows the value of “frame,” deliberately using the...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: February 2018

    03/12/2018 4:20:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/3/18 | Soerent Kern
    February 1. Foreign Office officials invited 1,800 female staff members to wear Islamic headscarves to mark World Hijab Day. The department gave away taxpayer-funded headscarves, claiming they symbolized "liberation, respect and security." Critics, citing the compulsory veiling of women in Islamic countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, said the garment is a symbol of male oppression. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said, "I'd like to know whose bright idea this was. It is ridiculous, a complete waste of taxpayers' money and not the business of a government department. I can't see the Foreign Office promoting Christianity or the handing out...
  • It's Gun "Reform" now...watch the media instantly use this new term

    02/21/2018 4:18:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    Heard this twice on the radio just this morning. Like Global Warming became Climate Change, Gun Control will now be Gun Reform.
  • Trudeau says he wasn't serious about 'peoplekind' comment

    02/07/2018 10:59:35 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 60 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 7, 2018 | Hanah Parry
    Full title: 'I made a dumb joke that has gone viral': Trudeau says he wasn't serious about 'peoplekind' comment as he heads to Chicago for US mini-tour Justin Trudeau said today he was just joking when he interrupted a woman to tell her to use the term 'peoplekind' instead of 'mankind' during a Q&A session. You all know that I don't necessarily have the best of track records on jokes. I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral,' Trudeau told reporters on Wednesday, as he boarded a plane in Ottawa to...
  • Really, Mr. Trudeau? 'Peoplekind'? (Because 'Mankind' is not inclusive enough?)

    02/07/2018 9:38:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/07/2018 | Michael Brown
    I’m not sure how this is faring on your side of the border, but here in America (and, apparently, elsewhere, see here and here), your use of the word “peoplekind” has raised some eyebrows.I’m referring, of course, to your interaction with a woman in your live audience who stated that “maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind”. You interrupted her to say, “We like to say ‘peoplekind’, not necessarily ‘mankind’, because it’s more inclusive.”Now, I don’t mean to be pedantic, but I think the word you wanted to use was “humankind,” an acceptable alternative...
  • "Don't call drug users Junkies" campaigners say

    01/11/2018 2:37:46 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th January 2018 | Steve Doughty
    Users of cannabis, cocaine and heroin are victims of discrimination and should no longer be called druggies or junkies, an international drug legalisation pressure group declared yesterday. It called for an end to negative language for drug users and their habits in order to ensure their human rights are respected. As part of the drive to persuade people to think differently about drugs, the words addict and even drug user must be thrown out, a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy said. It urged newspapers and broadcasters to encourage more positive attitudes by calling a drug user a...
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • California Can Now Jail People For Misusing Gender Pronouns

    10/07/2017 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday. The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” can be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. Known as the “LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights,” the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to allow residents...
  • The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments

    08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins: "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. " Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues: "And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was...
  • Pelosi slanders conservative group Patriot Prayer, calls them White Supremecists

    08/16/2017 8:31:50 PM PDT · by SRBConservative · 26 replies
    KRON 4 News ^ | 8/15/17 | Emily Kirschenheuter
    Pelosi wants permit for white nationalist rally at Crissy Field to be reconsidered SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is asking the National Park Service to reconsidered allowing an alt-right white supremacist rally to happened at San Francisco’s Crissy Field. The National Park Service has already issued the permit for the event that’s scheduled on Aug. 26. “Patriot Prayer” is a two-day event that honors freedom, spirituality, unity, peace, and patriotism, according to the group’s website. However, there are concerns that this event will provoke a situation similar to what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend. Pelosi...
  • AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like 'Pro-Life,' 'Refugee' & 'Terrorist'

    07/21/2017 7:55:59 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    by Fox News Insider ^ | 7/11/2017 | by Fox News Insider
    The AP Stylebook, published by The Associated Press, is intended to provide universal guidelines for journalists when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and using certain words over others. The 2017 edition of the stylebook directs writers to avoid words like "pro-life," "migrant," "refugee," "Islamist" and "terrorist." Rachel Alexander, an opinion contributor for The Hill, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning that this is an attempt to promote language that liberals tend to favor. Judge Releases Man Accused of Trying to Steal NYPD Cop's Gun She explained that the guide instructs writers to use "anti-abortion" instead of...
  • Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

    05/19/2017 8:19:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    DENVER -- A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment. KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators Wednesday that he performed the procedure.
  • Norway parliament turns down third gender 'hen'

    02/28/2017 7:48:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 February 2017 20:13 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norway’s parliament has rejected a proposal to bring in a third gender category with the gender-neutral personal pronoun “hen”. The proposal was part of a new action plan for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), people put forward by Norway’s Labour Party. But the reform was rejected by the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Christian Democrats and the Center Party — which together represent a majority of seats in the Norwegian parliament, the Dagen newspaper reported on Tuesday. Jan Elisabeth Lindvik, leader of the Association for Transgender People, said it was only a matter of time before a...
  • UNFCCC COP 22 (UN "Clearly" Explains Purpose of Marrakech Climate Conference)

    11/12/2016 10:37:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    The Marrakech Climate Change Conference will convene from 7-18 November 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco. At this session the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 12th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12), and the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) will take place. The 45th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 45) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 45), and the...