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Biden’s COVID relief bill is chock
full of anti-white reverse racism
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Posted by Ribicon 2/26/2021 12:21:31 AM Post Reply
Polls show most Americans support the federal COVID-19 relief bill. But if they knew what’s in it, they might feel differently. The bill is an affront to the American ideal of equal treatment under law—and a slap in the face for people who want everyone helped fairly. Section 1005 of the bill offers “socially disadvantaged” farm owners total debt forgiveness of up to hundreds of thousands of no-strings dollars per farmer. But white men needn’t apply.(Snip) Treating white male farmers and restaurant owners like second-class citizens violates the principle that we are all equal under the law,
Oreo Cookie tweets ‘Trans people exist’ replies
Posted by Ribicon 2/26/2021 12:11:45 AM Post Reply
The Twitter feed for Oreo cookies seemed to weigh in on the day’s events with a simple statement Thursday: “Trans people exist.” The Nabisco cookie brand sent out those three words following a busy day of debate over gender identity rights. That included a contentious day of testimony over President Biden’s transgender Health and Human Services deputy secretary nominee Rachel Levine, where conservative Kentucky senator Rand Paul drilled Levine on topics including hormone treatment for trans teens.(Snip) A lot of Twitter users accused Oreo of trying to appeal to hip, young people with its tweet. The snack food brand offered no follow-up
Microsoft and Friends Want to
Destroy Online Privacy
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 10:42:21 PM Post Reply
Microsoft has teamed up with a number of tech and media companies to create a system of tracing content around the internet that could destroy online privacy and anonymity, radically transforming the nature of the web.(Snip) According to Microsoft’s press release, it has partnered with several other organizations to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). Put simply, the purpose of this organization is to devise a system whereby all content on the internet can be traced back to its author. The press release states that it will develop these specifications for “common asset types and formats,” meaning videos, documents, audio
Stimulus check: $1,400 for you,
$1,400 a week for federal employees
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 7:58:40 PM Post Reply
President Joe Biden’s coronavirus stimulus package outlines a one-time $1,400 check to families financially affected by the virus. Yet the fine print in the House stimulus bill sneaks in this fascinating nugget: If you’re a federal employee, you can receive $1,400 a week in paid time off for 15 weeks if you decide to stay at home and virtually school your child. As first reported by Forbes, the carve-out is included in the bill’s $570 million “Emergency Federal Employee Leave fund,” which is exclusively reserved for federal employees.(Snip) Meanwhile, millions of families are trying to balance work with virtual learning and child care
Trump deregulation rule Biden
ditched on Day One helped save
$160 billion, analysis finds
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 7:51:49 PM Post Reply
The Trump administration’s deregulatory push that President Biden ended on his first day in office helped generate approximately $160 billion in total savings, according to a new analysis that comes as Mr. Biden paves the way for more-aggressive regulations. Mr. Biden is trying for a clean break from the former president, pausing Trump-era deregulatory moves on issues ranging from drug prices to showerhead water flow. He is signaling a more far-reaching agenda in other areas. “Biden has jettisoned… most of what Trump put in place,” said Clyde Wayne Crews, vice president for policy and a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise
High school band uses individual tents
to keep practicing during pandemic
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 5:42:52 PM Post Reply
They’ll be no two peas in the single-person pods given to members of the band at Wenatchee High School in Washington. The school’s student musicians are rocking out together inside individual pop-up tents. The innovative solution comes as the trumpets of in-person learning resound after months of remote schooling due to the pandemic. “You get kids back in the building. You can tell people are happy,” Principal Eric Anderson told WenatcheeWorld of the schoolhouse vibes since doors reopened on Jan. 26. During rehearsal, happy campers in the band each zip into their personal tents, spaced 6 feet apart, along with
Breaking news: Three Republicans cross
the aisle to pass Democrats' LGBTQ
Equality Act that conservatives say is
an attack on religious freedom and
lets men compete in women's athletics
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 5:16:52 PM Post Reply
The Equality Act passed the House of Representatives Thursday with full Democratic support, but with only three Republicans signing on. The bill enshrines LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority for President Joe Biden. The vote was 224 for the bill and 206 against. Among the Republicans who bucked their party were Reps. John Katko and Tom Reed of New York and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. When the Equality Act passed the last Congress in May 2019, eight Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation
Pelosi rips Sen. Ron Johnson as
'Miami Vice' actor in security dispute
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 4:48:08 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday referred to Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, as the actor Don Johnson from the 1980s television show “Miami Vice” as she feuded with Senate Republicans over Capitol security. Mrs. Pelosi first took issue with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell branding her proposed commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as partisan, calling his reaction “disappointing.”(Snip) “For the [Republican] leader of the Senate to make light of this [security proposal]… well it’s Don Johnson. Is his first name Don?” Mrs. Pelosi said at a press conference. “What is it, Ron? Senator, let me call him.
This time, Ukraine's president offers
to play host to U.S. counterpart
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 4:43:56 PM Post Reply
Maybe it’s safer to be the host, not the guest. An attempt to secure an Oval Office visit for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy landed Ukraine smack in the middle of President Trump’s first impeachment drama in 2019, so Ukraine’s top diplomat said Thursday the push is on to get President Biden to come to Kyiv instead. Speaking to a webinar organized by the Center for European Policy Analysis, Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmitro Kuleba said it would be a top priority of Kyiv’s new ambassador to Washington to extend an invitation for the new U.S. president to visit. “We haven’t had the pleasure of hosting
Mr and Mrs Potato Head go gender neutral—
to just 'Potato Head' after makers Hasbro
says 70-year toy needed to break from
gender norms
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 1:23:24 PM Post Reply
Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year. Toy makers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll. Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in threat to
ban 81-year-old knitter for hate speech
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 11:46:07 AM Post Reply
Facebook has apologized to Rita Rich-Mulcahy, the 81-year-old knitter who was nearly banned from the site for promoting “white pigs.” It all started when Rich-Mulcahy, of Adelaide, Australia, began knitting stuffed animals to pass the time and distract the grieving widow from the death of her husband in 2020. She also set up a Facebook page through which to share her swine-inspired crafts. Recently, the self-proclaimed “porcophile” was flagged for “hate speech” by the social-media company—for writing the caption “white pigs” under images of her knitted piglets. The guiltless woman called it a “frightening” experience
Man accused of raping customer inside
Macy’s bathroom in Philadelphia
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Posted by Ribicon 2/25/2021 11:42:34 AM Post Reply
A Philadelphia man is accused of raping and robbing a Macy’s customer after hiding in a women’s restroom and jumping over a stall to attack her over the weekend. Jaleel Uqdah, 22, was arrested Wednesday after surveillance footage of the suspect leaving the store and walking into a train station led to numerous tips about his whereabouts. The accused rapist was armed with several barbecue skewers when he went into the Center City department store Sunday morning with the goal of attacking someone, Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Burgmann said. “He went into that store at 11:11… Within three minutes, he was in