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  • Star Trek takes PC to new extremes, even for Hollywood

    01/17/2018 6:52:26 AM PST · by rktman · 137 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    Those of you (most of you) who haven't been watching the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery, are missing out on a entirely new level of political correctness. The show features a black female protagonist named Michael; her boyfriend, a Klingon disguised as a Muslim-Arab security officer; an obese female cadet who is a genius in all areas of science; and a gay couple, one of whom is black and possibly also hispanic. But that isn't enough for SJWs. They actually worry that the black gay character, who is also hispanic, is not visibly hispanic.
  • Analysis: Jerry Richardson is added proof that owners are NFL's biggest problem

    12/19/2017 9:39:10 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 31 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 19 December 2017 | New York Daily News
    I'm not sure, but more diversity in ownership would be a good start. At some point, people need to realize just how deeply embedded this culture of inequality is within the NFL. Texans owner Bob McNair thinks player protests are like “inmates running the prison,” and Giants owner John Mara would rather re-sign a domestic abuser than deal with the “emotional mail” from fans over signing Colin Kaepernick. Martha Ford of the Detroit Lions is one of the few female owners in the league, and even she tried to pay her players to stop kneeling earlier this season. Shahid Khan...
  • Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    08/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 8/3/2016 | Eugene Volokh
    On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.” Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a “slave trader & owner of slaves.” Complainant also...
  • Transportation Secretary: Interstate Highway System Targeted Black, Low-Income Neighborhoods

    05/01/2016 9:21:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 95 replies ^ | 4/29/2016 | Penny Starr
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants to make the nation’s roadways more “inclusive,” according to articles published by National Public Radio (NPR) and Think Progress, the reporting arm of the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP). NPR reported [1] Thursday that Foxx, who was raised by his grandparents in Charlotte, N.C. and became the city’s mayor before President Barack Obama appointed him to Transportation secretary, said highways were designed to deliberately hurt certain residents. “I didn’t realize it as a kid,” Foxx said of the interstate highways snaking through that state. “I didn’t think about it as economic barriers, psychological barriers...
  • Councilwoman who quit over 'Christmas' tree rescinds resignation

    12/06/2015 6:11:00 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies ^ | 12/4/15 | Tom Haydon
    The Roselle Park councilwoman who resigned Thursday after the council voted to change the name of the borough's "Tree Lighting" to a "Christmas Tree Lighting" is now rescinding her resignation. Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name, Councilwoman-at-Large Charlene Storey walked out of the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation to the municipal clerk's office. "I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said, adding that the change "cuts non-Christians out of the loop and favors...
  • Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name 'Redskins'

    09/10/2015 1:10:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 | Steve Ginsburg
    The District of Columbia's congresswoman on Thursday introduced a bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton said the National Football League and Washington's football team "should not be benefitting financially from federal antitrust exemptions while they continue to promote a disparaging moniker that has been found by legal authorities to be a racial slur." A federal judge in July upheld an earlier decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the...
  • Court order bans US military from referring to biologically male soldier as 'he'

    03/06/2015 7:41:33 AM PST · by shove_it · 30 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 Mar 2015 | Guardian Web
    Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving 35 years in prison for leaking a huge stash of state secrets, has won a small but significant victory in her bid to transition to living as a woman. Manning has taken on the might of the US military, challenging its ongoing refusal to refer to her as a woman, and won. A court order from the US army court of criminal appeals instructs the military to refer to the soldier in all future official correspondence either using the gender neutral “Private First Class Manning” or employing the feminine pronoun. As a result,...
  • Controversial Black History Month Lunch Menu Prompts Concord School To Apologize

    02/07/2014 7:54:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 53 replies
    CBS SanFran ^ | 6 Feb 2014
    CONCORD (CBS SF) – Officials at an East Bay private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month. Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to observe the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended...
  • Army Removes Bible Reference from Scopes

    04/22/2013 6:48:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 4/22/2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Army is directing troops to remove a Bible inscription that a vendor etched into the serial numbers of weapon scopes, Fox News has learned.Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska told Fox News they received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed.The scopes were made by Trijicom and referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The verses appeared at the end of the scope serial numbers – “JN8:12” and “2COR4:6.”“The biblical verse (JN8:12) must be removed utilizing a Dremel type tool and then painted black,” read instructions on...
  • It Took Earth Ten Million Years to Recover from Greatest Mass Extinction

    05/28/2012 7:25:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 27, 2012 | University of Bristol
    It took some 10 million years for Earth to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time, latest research has revealed. Life was nearly wiped out 250 million years ago, with only 10 per cent of plants and animals surviving. It is currently much debated how life recovered from this cataclysm, whether quickly or slowly. Recent evidence for a rapid bounce-back is evaluated in a new review article by Dr Zhong-Qiang Chen, from the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, and Professor Michael Benton from the University of Bristol. They find that recovery from the crisis lasted some 10...
  • Medal For Courageous Restraint Plan Get Mixed Review From Troops

    05/08/2010 6:50:06 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 31 replies · 1,046+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2010 | Sara A. Carter
    A proposal to grant medals for "courageous restraint" to troops in Afghanistan who avoid deadly force at a risk to themselves has generated concern among U.S. soldiers and experts who worry it could embolden enemy fighters and confuse friendly forces.
  • Snow at Highest Elevations No Longer Pure

    12/10/2009 8:59:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,106+ views ^ | 12/10/09 | Rachael Rettner
    The pure white snow atop the Andes Mountains may not be so pure after all. Scientists have found traces of toxic pollutants called PCBs in snow samples taken from Aconcagua Mountain, the highest peak in the Americas. While the overall PCB levels were quite low, the results show that these long-lasting contaminants, notorious for causing myriad health problems, can end up at altitudes as high as 20,340 feet (6,200 meters), making their way through the atmosphere to these remote areas. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, break down slowly, and as a result, can last for many years in the environment. They...
  • LIVE THREAD- Memorial Service at Ft. Hood- 11/10/09

    11/10/2009 10:41:52 AM PST · by SE Mom · 758 replies · 30,435+ views
    FOX ^ | 10 November 2009
  • The Climate-Industrial Complex (companies are pushing this scam to collect taxpayer cash, i.e. GE)

    05/20/2009 8:56:23 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 13 replies · 983+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2009 | Bjorn Lomborg
    Some business leaders are cozying up with politicians and scientists to demand swift, drastic action on global warming. This is a new twist on a very old practice: companies using public policy to line their own pockets. The tight relationship between the groups echoes the relationship among weapons makers, researchers and the U.S. military during the Cold War. President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about the might of the "military-industrial complex," cautioning that "the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." He worried that "there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly...
  • Dredging of Pollutants Begins in Hudson

    05/17/2009 5:51:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,065+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2009 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    MOREAU, N.Y. — Twenty-five years after the federal government declared a long stretch of the Hudson River to be a contaminated Superfund site, the cleanup of its chief remaining source of pollution began here Friday with a single scoop of mud extracted by a computer-guided dredge. Twelve dredges are to work round the clock, six days a week, into October, removing sediment laced with the chemicals known as PCBs. Mile-long freight trains running every several days will carry the dried mud to a hazardous-waste landfill in Texas. An estimated 1.3 million pounds of PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, flowed into the...
  • Hollywood bankrolls another anti-anti-terrorism dog... (vanity)

    09/30/2007 11:52:27 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 7 replies · 109+ views
    30 Sept 2007 | snarks_when_bored
    Hollywood bankrolls another anti-anti-terrorism dog... Today I've seen repeated television ads for a new, as-yet-unrated movie called "Rendition" (the title tells you everything you need to know, of course). It stars Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep. From the ads, I deduce that lovely blonde Witherspoon is married to a strikingly handsome, swarthy guy—a total innocent, no doubt, who may belong to a purely peaceful religion. Apparently, this completely innocent swarthy fellow gets snatched by obviously evil U.S. government-types (Streep et. al.) who render him to a foreign country where he is held without charge and, most shockingly, not...
  • Danes say sorry for Viking raids on Ireland

    08/16/2007 8:00:04 PM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 172 replies · 2,817+ views ^ | 8/17/07 | Owen Bowcott
    More than 1,200 years ago hordes of bloodthirsty Viking raiders descended on Ireland, pillaging monasteries and massacring the inhabitants. Yesterday, one of their more mild-mannered descendants stepped ashore to apologise. The Danish culture minister, Brian Mikkelson, who was in Dublin to participate in celebrations marking the arrival of a replica Norse longboat, apologised for the invasion and destruction inflicted. "In Denmark we are certainly proud of this ship, but we are not proud of the damages to the people of Ireland that followed in the footsteps of the Vikings," Mr Mikkelson declared in his welcoming speech delivered on the dockside...
  • G.E. Moves Ahead on Removal of PCBs From 2 Rivers, but Frustration Remains

    05/01/2007 9:02:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 546+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 1, 2007 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — More than 30 years have passed since Congress banned a broad range of synthetic compounds called PCBs. Yet 2.65 million cubic yards of mud on the bottom of the Hudson River remain contaminated with the chemicals, which are considered neurotoxins and probable human carcinogens. Since 2002, General Electric has been under federal order to clean approximately 40 miles of the Hudson where its factories discharged PCBs. Preliminary site clearing for the huge project began last week, but actual dredging will not start until 2009 at the earliest. Here, on another PCB-contaminated river about 60 miles to the...
  • It's The Last Dance for Chief Illiniwek

    02/16/2007 9:47:05 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies · 272+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 16 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    U. of I. Trustees President To Retire Mascot (CBS) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois mascot Chief Illiniwek will be discontinued after next week. The mascot will perform for the last time on Wednesday, at the U of I's last regular season basketball game, a news release from the university said. U of I Board of Trustees President Larry Eppley announced plans earlier to retire Chief Illiniwek single-handedly on Friday, under pressure from Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones, the Daily Illini reported late Thursday. "The Chief Illiniwek tradition inspired and thrilled members of the University of Illinois community...
  • An Open Greeting To Lurkers From DU

    12/06/2006 7:21:04 AM PST · by HOTTIEBOY · 8 replies · 570+ views
    email | 12/05/2006 | unknown
    HEY YOU! YEAH YOU, LURKER FROM DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND OR DKOS. Please post this Christmas Greeting from all us here at Free Republic. And send it to your friends to. We wish them a Merry Christmas as well. They can't help that you are full of hate and embarrassment for your own country. For My Democratic Friends: "Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your...