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  • After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, One Word Ignited A Massive Debate About Feminism

    10/12/2018 10:05:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ja’han Jones
    Jasmin Kaur wrote her poem “her voice” in December 2016. At a time predating the official start of the Trump presidency, her words were meant as a guiding principle for Sikh women like her, who struggle against racism and the feeling of invisibility that accompanies it. In her poem, she writes: Scream, So that one day a hundred years from now Another sister will not have to dry her tears Wondering where in history she lost her voice But in an ironic turn, last week Kaur saw her poem go viral in the days following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to...
  • Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

    10/11/2018 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th October 2018 | BBC News
    Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a symbol on anti-gay violence in the US. After being robbed by two men, he was repeatedly beaten and tied to a fence in near freezing conditions. A cyclist found him after 18 hours. Six days later he died. His parents cremated the body and kept the ashes, worried that a final resting place would be vandalised. But now he will finally be laid to rest. The remains will be interred inside the crypt of Washington National Cathedral on 26 October,...
  • ‘Slave owner’: James Monroe statue at William & Mary vandalized

    10/09/2018 5:29:12 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    WYDaily ^ | 10/8/18
    William & Mary Police are investigating after a statue of James Monroe was graffitied with the words “slave owner” late last month. A crime log the school sent out Monday says a “non-student” was detained for writing on a statue at 1:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 outside Tucker Hall. University spokeswoman Erin Zagursky said William & Mary Police have identified and spoken to a suspect, but no charges had been sought as of Monday afternoon.
  • COLUMBUS DAY 2018: ARE THE STOCK MARKET, BANKS, POST OFFICE OPEN, CLOSED?

    10/08/2018 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/08/18 | NINA GODLEWSKI
    **SNIP** The post office will be closed so there will be no mail delivery Monday for the holiday. Those looking to send mail also won’t be able to, so anyone looking to mail something should be sure to get to the post office Saturday before it closes, their next chance will be Tuesday. The Department of Motor Vehicles offices in most states will be closed for the holiday as well. Some offices even closed early on the Friday ahead of Columbus Day. Schools aren’t required to close for the holiday, so those wondering whether they should head to the bus...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes after quoting, praising Winston Churchill

    10/07/2018 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics," Kelly wrote on Twitter in the evening.
  • LIVE THREAD:Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Professor Christine Blasey Ford Testify 9:45 am

    09/27/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 7,135 replies
    C-Span ^ | 9/27/2018
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Professor Christine Blasey Ford Testify The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford about her allegations that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were teenagers.
  • Apple Isn’t Deleting Your iTunes Movies

    09/18/2018 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    MacObserver ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Gamet
    The internet is flipping out with stories like, “Apple can delete your movies any time it wants.” No, Apple isn’t deleting movies people bought through iTunes, but one man’s heading with mysteriously missing movies underscores how messed up international movie licensing is.Streaming movies from iTunes Here’s the back story: Anders G da Silva shared his experience on Twitter. Some movies he bought through iTunes disappeared from his streaming library. The response from Apple was that the “content provider removed these movies from the Canadian Store. Hence, these movies these movies are not available in the Canada iTunes Store at this...
  • TRUTH IS OUT Bert and Ernie Sesame are gay(trunc)

    09/18/2018 8:08:38 AM PDT · by RedMonqey · 81 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 18th September 2018 | Jay Akbar and Ben Graham
    THE true nature of Bert and Ernie's very special friendship has been a hotly-debated mystery ever since the iconic children's show first aired in 1969. Many were convinced the two lovable characters who shared a basement apartment on 123 Sesame Street - but slept in different beds - were gay lovers.
  • Gulags were 'compassionate', 'educational' institutions, say trans rights campaigners

    09/13/2018 1:44:51 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2018 | Patrick Sawer and Mason Boycott-Owen
    Students at a leading London university have been condemned as blind to reality after defending the system of Soviet Gulag labour camps where thousands perished as “compassionate” places of rehabilitation. Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education, training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and theatre groups. In fact most historians agree they were a brutal network of labour camps used by Stalin’s Soviet dictatorship to incarcerate internal opponents and so-called "enemies of the state", resulting in the death of more than an estimated 1.05 million people....
  • 'First Man' flag kerfuffle is rocket fuel for our divided times

    09/03/2018 7:03:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/18 | Christian Toto
    When news broke that the upcoming Hollywood film about the moon landing leaves out the planting of an American flag in lunar soil (though it apparently shows the flag later), both sides of the ideological aisle instantly weighed in, each with compelling arguments. The film in question has only been seen by a select few, meaning the truth won’t be clear until its Oct. 12 release. That didn’t stop Social Media Nation. (Does it ever?) The problem began when Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in director Damien Chazelle’s film, shared why we don’t see the astronaut planting an...
  • Animal Crackers Uncaged In New Box Design

    08/21/2018 4:12:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug. 21, 2018 | staff reporter
    BOSTON (CBS) – Animal crackers are being released from their cages after 116 years. You may not recognize the packaging of Nabisco’s classic treat Barnum’s Animals crackers the next time you’re in the grocery store. The exotic animals – a zebra, elephant, lion, giraffe and gorilla – pictured on the box are no longer behind bars, but featured roaming around grass and trees. The package redesign comes after pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The group called for a change saying the outdated boxes showed the exploitation and cruelty animals are subjected to in the circus....
  • NYT Editorial Board’s Mara Gay: ‘America Was Never Great’ Is ‘Honest,’ Not a ‘Gaffe’

    08/20/2018 11:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Nolte
    Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America “was never that great.” She also agrees with the sentiment. During a speech before supporters Wednesday, Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great. After criticizing President Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every...
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

    08/11/2018 7:06:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    npr.org ^ | 8/9/2018 | Anya Kamenetz
    ....concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his...
  • Russia's Turn to its Asian Past

    07/29/2018 4:34:47 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 6, 2018 | Yaroslav Trofimov
    Less than a decade ago, it seemed self-evident that Russia was reclaiming its rightful place as part of the Western world. Now Russia is increasingly looking East, toward an uneasy alliance with an illiberal and much more powerful China, and—in recognition of the country’s increasingly Muslim makeup—with nations such as Turkey and Iran. But even more pronounced is a sentiment that Russia, so unique in its vastness, must remain a world unto itself, a country that should expect kinship from no one. Some Russian nationalists now herald this Mongol-Turkic state, governed by descendants of Genghis Khan’s oldest son, as the...
  • ANNE HATHAWAY “WHITE PRIVILEGE” IS WHY WHITE PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN MURDERED BY BLACK PEOPLE BEFORE

    07/27/2018 9:41:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 77 replies
    https://downtrend.com ^ | JULY 27, 2018| BY V. SAXENA
    Following the recent murder of a random Bay Area black woman by a random Bay Area white man, Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway took to social media to demand all white people recognize the “white privilege” that protects them from murder. “The murder of Nia Wilson- may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here- is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence. She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man,” she wrote. “White people- including me, including you- must take into...
  • Little House on the Praire Books labeled Offensive

    07/16/2018 5:22:25 AM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 65 replies
    I was sitting on my daughter’s bed reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, and this and other scenes in “Little House on the Prairie” stopped me cold. What had been, in my gauzy memory, a beautiful and pure story was complicated by passages like this: “Why don’t you like Indians, Ma?” Laura asked, and she caught a drop of molasses with her tongue. “I just don’t like them; and don’t lick your fingers, Laura,” said Ma.
  • Toxic Fandom Is Killing 'Star Wars'

    06/11/2018 8:21:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 139 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 11, 2018 | Marc Bernadin
    Racist harassment of 'Last Jedi' star Kelly Marie Tran and the 'Solo' backlash: Lucasfilm’s problem isn’t the movies, it’s trolls who want only the nostalgia of their youth, like "old Luke Skywalker hiding on an island from everything new," writes columnist Marc Bernardin. Fandom has always been an us versus them proposition. In the early days, it was because you loved something that the world at large found silly, be it comic books or Doctor Who. It was you and those who felt like you, against everyone else. Star Wars redefined fandom because it built a bigger tent than had...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids (video)

    06/11/2018 7:11:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Prager University ^ | 6-11-2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU TRANSCRIPT-- You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive”...
  • Red Sox have no plans to discontinue 'God Bless America' at Fenway, despite official's (tr)

    05/16/2018 3:59:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    WEEI ^ | 5-15-18 | Alex Reimer
    ...reported opposition to song Howard Bryant’s latest long-winded essay about racial division in professional sports contains remarks from an anonymous “high-ranking Red Sox official” about his desire for the team to stop playing "God Bless America" at Fenway Park. “Recently a high-ranking Red Sox official told me — nearly 17 years after the towers fell — that he really doesn’t know why the team still plays ‘God Bless America,’ but he knows this: The team would ‘get killed’ publicly if it was the first team to stop doing it,” Bryant writes. Despite the “high-ranking official’s” opposition to “God Bless America,”...