Campus Sex Week – Wonder Why Kids Are Confused

“The University of North Carolina, Charlotte will soon host its first-ever Sex Week, featuring events such as “f*ck like your life depends on it” and another with “cookies and condoms.”

The weeklong series of events, taking place from February 18-23, will be sponsored by several university departments, including the Title IX office, the Student Government Association, and the Multicultural Resource Center.

“Stations will be set up for you to explore condom use, from learning their history to putting them on dummy objects.”    Tweet This

In addition, several outside organizations, including Planned Parenthood, are also listed as “partners or sponsors.”

[RELATED: UNF Sex Week promotes polyamory as ‘alternative to cheating’]

The week will kick off with a “student conservation about sex” called “Talk Dirty To Me,” where students will have the opportunity to ask “questions about sex you may not feel comfortable addressing with adults,” with the description noting that “no topic is off limits.””

via UNC-Charlotte, Planned Parenthood sponsor new ‘Sex Week’

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Racist Burnt Toast

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, however, one student went so far as to file a bias report after a peer hogged weights at the campus gym then yelled at him to back off.

That incident is one of many a Wisconsin think-tank uses to contend that the university’s “Hate & Bias” reporting system is actually “clogged with pettiness and tattling.”

The MacIver Institute for Public Policy, a free market think tank in Wisconsin, recently obtained copies of 88 bias incident reports filed at the university during the first nine months of 2017 through public records act requests to determine they largely consist of a “cacophony of classroom disagreements, roommate squabbles, personal vendettas, arguments over workout room equipment, and Facebook fights.”

Additional examples include a bias report about “the pizza slice-of-the-day at the student union called the ‘Buffalo Soldier,’ this despite the fact that ‘Buffalo Soldier’ was a racist term the plains Indians called black soldiers, claiming they looked like buffalo,” the institute’s report states.

“Ironically, the person offended by the name was a native American,” it added.

Other reports focused on someone saying the word “fuck,” a professor’s use of the term “transsexual,” and roommates moving out without warning.

What’s more, The College Fix last spring obtained several bias incident complaints from UW-Madison stemming from the 2016 school year. Among them? A report over a white student glaring at peers, and another over racist burnt toast.

via Student files bias report after peer hogs weights at campus gym – The College Fix

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Mike Rowe: The Science Guy

via Higher Education for Snowflakes: Mike Rowe Schools Stupid Bright – American Digest

aamikerowwe “…When I wrote about this discrepancy, people became upset. They thought I was making fun of science. They thought I was suggesting that because physicists were off by one trillion, nine hundred billion galaxies, all science was suddenly suspect, and no claims could be trusted. In general, people like you accused me of “doubting science.” Which is a curious accusation, since science without doubt isn’t science at all.

This is an important point. If I said I was skeptical that a supernatural being put us here on Earth, you’d be justified in calling me a “doubter of religion.” But if I said I was skeptical that manmade global warming was going to melt the icecaps, that doesn’t make me a “doubter of science.” Once upon a time, the best minds in science told us the Sun revolved around the Earth. They also told us the Earth was flat, and that a really bad fever could be cured by blood-letting. Happily, those beliefs were questioned by skeptical minds, and we moved forward. Science is a wonderful thing, and a critical thing. But without doubt, science doesn’t advance. Without skepticism, we have no reason to challenge the status quo. Anyway, enough pontificating. Let’s consider for a moment, your very best efforts to have me fired.

You’ve called me an “ultra-right wing conservative,” who is both “anti-education,” and “science-doubting.” Interestingly, you offer no proof. Odd, for a lover of science. So I challenge you to do so now. Please provide some evidence that I am in fact the person you’ve described. And by evidence, I don’t mean a sentence taken out of context, or a meme that appeared in your newsfeed, or a photo of me standing next to a politician or a talk-show host you don’t like. I mean actual proof of what you claim I am.

Also, please bear in mind that questioning the cost of a college degree does not make me “anti-education.” Questioning the existence of dark-matter does not make me a “dark-matter denier.” And questioning the wisdom of a universal $15 minimum wage doesn’t make me an “ultra-right wing conservative.” As for Morgan Freeman, I agree. He’s a terrific narrator, and a worthy replacement. But remember, Morgan played God on the big screen. Twice. Moreover, he has publicly claimed to be a “believer.” (gasp!) Should this disqualify him from narrating a series that contradicts the Bible at every turn? If not, why not?

Anyway, Rebecca, my beef with your post comes down to this – if you go to my boss and ask her to fire me because you can’t stand the sound of my voice, I get it. Narrators with unpleasant voices should probably look for other work anyway, and if enough people share your view, no hard feelings – I’ll make room for Morgan. But if you’re trying to get me fired simply because you don’t like my worldview, well then, I’m going to fight back. Partly because I like my job, and partly because you’re wrong about your assumptions, but mostly because your tactics typify a toxic blend of laziness and group-think that are all too common today – a hot mess of hashtags and intolerance that deepen the chasm currently dividing our country……”

Comments: 

Michael Ferrell One of the most amusing responses I’ve read…. kudos Mr.Rowe. Now if we could get Morgan Freeman to read that to your critic, she might listen.
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Comic book convention bans Kevin Sorbo – Too Conservative

via Conservative Blacklist Grows: Comic Convention Bans Kevin Sorbo

1516051414468.jpg“The last thing most fans want to do when they see their idols is talk politics. People instead want to ask Englund about his time scaring teenagers on Elm Street as Freddy Krueger — or they’re dying to ask Kane Hodder whether he’ll play Jason Vorhees again.

They want keen insight from their favorite comic book writers or fun behind-the-scenes stories about films they’ve seen countless times.

One promoter, however, seems to think politics are exactly what these events are about. East Coast Comic Con promoter Chris Gailbraith recently announced quite proudly on Facebook that he had turned away “Hercules” star Kevin Sorbo from a New Jersey con because — wait for it — Sorbo is friendly with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon. He’s pals with Sean Hannity. I just can’t do it,” wrote Gailbraith.”

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Pastor Says Trump Is Creating ‘Real Opportunities’ for African-Americans

pastor-mark-burns-screenshot“Pastor Mark Burns praised President Donald Trump for creating “real opportunities” and giving “real financial boosts” to African-Americans after only one year in the Oval Office, during an interview Monday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

Burns, an African-American televangelist and 2016 Trump campaign supporter, debated Democratic strategist Wendy Osefo, a professor of education at Johns Hopkins University and founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project LCC, on the Ingraham program.

…”President Trump has made it very clear that the only true way to eliminate those violent places like Chicago and Baltimore is to give real opportunities, to give real financial boosts into these communities,” Burns said, pointing to the two cities’ unprecedented black-on-black crime rates. “It’s not the police — it’s the lack of opportunities.”

Burns also criticized the Democratic Party, saying it has “used and abused the black voice in America” for decades. He highlighted how Democrats often default to pointing to the president’s latest crude or careless remarks and then accusing Trump of being a “racist” to provide a “distraction” from the real issues at hand.

“And the fact is, the Democratic Party will hone in on anything that will paint the president as racist because it’s a distraction of the real issue,” Burns said….”

via Black Pastor Says Trump Is Creating ‘Real Opportunities’ for African-Americans

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Alveda King: Outrageous to call Trump ‘racist’

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73 percent of terrorism-related offenders over last 15 years were foreign-born

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies Tuesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a new DHS study, which found U.S. federal courts convicted at least 549 people with international terrorism-related charges between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2016. Seventy-three percent of them were foreign-born, and 148 of those convicted had become naturalized U.S. citizens.

In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host John Dickerson, Nielsen said the country needs “to continue to enhance our screening and vetting,” but also “continually vet” some legal residents.

via Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on DHS terror report – CBS News

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