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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Doug Mastriano and Gab

 Post subject: Re: Doug Mastriano and Gab
Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 12:28 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 337


GOP Doug Mastriano makes Josh Shapiro’s Jewish education an issue Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, attended a Jewish day school as a kid, and this week his Republican opponent made that alma mater a campaign issue. At a rally, State Sen. Doug Mastriano said Shapi...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: How the Media Fell for A Racism Sham

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 11:19 am 

Replies: 121
Views: 2,162


Media hit with backlash over coverage of BYU racial-heckling allegation Mainstream media outlets and university officials are being accused of a rush to judgment in response to allegations of racial slurs at a Brigham Young University volleyball game, a claim challenged by a recent investigation. B...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NYC paraprofessional said to have broken students arm

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 10:07 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 84


Queens public school staffer broke autistic student’s arm: notice of claim A staff member at a Queens public school for disabled kids broke an autistic boy’s arm while trying to snatch an iPad from him and then lied about how the child was injured, according to a new legal filing in Queens Supreme ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Armani Williams - NASCAR Driver

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 9:55 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 226


NASCAR driver Armani Williams fuels autism awareness and inclusivity For NASCAR driver Armani Williams the cockpit of a race car is his sanctuary. "Being in a race car, it's just sort of like a comfort zone," said Armani. "I just love being in it, just pushing it to the limit." ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: How David Byrne self identified

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 9:28 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 185


David Byrne is always on to the next adventure - Washington Post Years ago, Byrne self-diagnosed himself as being on the autism spectrum. The suggestion came first from his friend, Darcy Lee, who ran a gift shop. She had watched the behavior others labeled odd or quirky. Huddling in the corner at p...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: UK black autistics - Overpoliced and adultified

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 9:10 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 110


Overpoliced and adultified: how the justice system is failing autistic Black people Young Black neurodiverse people continue to be failed and vilified; from late diagnosis or misdiagnosis, lack of appropriate support from healthcare and education professionals, to a complete disregard for their wel...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 9:01 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,099


If a word used as a diagnosis becomes scientifically inaccurate I have no objection to changing the term. “Mental Retardation” if used literally is not less accurate then “Intellectual Disability”. Actually, it is. "Mental Retardation" was ambiguous, insofar as it was usually defined as m...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 21 Years Ago Today

 Post subject: Re: 21 Years Ago Today
Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 4:40 am 

Replies: 43
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A few months after 9/11 the lights went out at my office and my first thought was they just blew up the Indian Point nuclear power plant and we are in big trouble. As it turned out some worker accidentally cut a line. One day in August 2003 the lights went out in my office again so my first thought ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 21 Years Ago Today

 Post subject: Re: 21 Years Ago Today
Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 4:13 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 909


Mona Pereth wrote:
There were also quite a few Muslims and South Asians who displayed American flags defensively, to prove that they weren't Al Qaeda sympathizers.

I remember that also. The sad part is that the vast majority immigrated here to get away from jihadism.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: How the Media Fell for A Racism Sham

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 4:03 am 

Replies: 121
Views: 2,162


Before jumping to conclusions we need to first establish whether Richardson is lying. Just because nobody has come forward from Brigham Young to corroborate her claim doesn't automatically mean she was lying. No reporter has come forward, no referee has come forward, and nobody associated with BYU'...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: How the Media Fell for A Racism Sham

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 3:39 am 

Replies: 121
Views: 2,162


In addition to the video showing players turn when the slurs were thrown the other black players also allegedly heard the slur and in addition there's the incident about Rachel Richardson having her life threatened https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10046924-duke-volleyballs-rachel-richardson-resp...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Trump is now full on Q'Anon

 Post subject: Trump is now full on Q'Anon
Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 3:27 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 745


Trump embraces, hypes QAnon conspiracy theories After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is overtly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory, even as the number of frightening real-world events linked to it grows. On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the Republican former president re...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Orange Man

 Post subject: Re: The Orange Man
Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 3:11 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 633


People will still be arguing about Trump 50 years from now but that misses the important thing. Trump eventually will fade but Trumpism is going to profoundly affect American politics for the foreseeable future. When Trump dies the Republican party is not going back to the party of Bob Dole and John...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 21 Years Ago Today

 Post subject: Re: 21 Years Ago Today
Posted: 17 Sep 2022, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 909


However the "unity" was mostly expressed just as public displays of hyper-patriotism Here in NYC it was mostly public displays of mourning, plus (many) people being generally nicer to each other than usual. I can see how it might have been different in other parts of the country that were...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 21 Years Ago Today

 Post subject: Re: 21 Years Ago Today
Posted: 17 Sep 2022, 10:24 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 909


The cliché rang true for the fall of 2001 in the New York area. It certainly was the worst of times, but it was also the best of times in the sense the there was unity I had never seen before and seems today like it came from an alternate universe to the America of 2022. There was an intensity to e...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: How the Media Fell for A Racism Sham

Posted: 17 Sep 2022, 10:07 am 

Replies: 121
Views: 2,162


In addition to the video showing players turn when the slurs were thrown the other black players also allegedly heard the slur and in addition there's the incident about Rachel Richardson having her life threatened https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10046924-duke-volleyballs-rachel-richardson-resp...
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