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Perfect reply. If you feel marginalized in any way just by someone's presence in the same vicinity as you, that's a you issue. Or does Candace have a super power where she's astral projecting herself out into different areas heckling and beating down trans people without her knowing it?
Germany going back to coal for heat this winter. Hahahahaha....stupid fucks. Go woke environmentally and that's what happens. Of course the left is trying to blame Russia.
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Germany going back to coal for heat this winter. Hahahahaha....stupid fucks. Go woke environmentally and that's what happens. Of course the left is trying to blame Russia.
They banned fracking and shut down their nukes. A guy I know there brags about reducing his fuel usage by wearing 3 sweaters and making his kids as well. Fucking clown world

If you wonder why crime has increased in cities look at this article - focusing more on what conservatives might say and doing everything to not blame poor government policies or individuals (there’s no evidence of gang activity by god!)
When Trump wins back the White House, I say we put our foreign aide to good use, cutting off Ukraine and Palestine, and fund a revolution in Canada.
I still find the gay supporters of Hamas mind boggling. Elites have really been brainwashed out of all critical thinking skills


Her proposals, given during a workshop entitled 'Discussing Gender and Sexuality in the Primary Care Office,' included referring to the vagina as an 'innie,' 'front hole,' or 'T-penis' and the clitoris as 'd*ck' or 'd*cklet.'

She also proposed calling breasts 'chest' or 'chesticles.' For male anatomy, Dr Sherer recommended pediatricians call the penis 'outie,' 'junk,' 'strapless,' or 'bits.'
I remember when during an argument numbly or someone joked that my clit was basically a dick. This is clown world when some “expert” recycled an old tgb joke
I remember when during an argument numbly or someone joked that my clit was basically a dick. This is clown world when some “expert” recycled an old tgb joke
Yep. Someone I was listening to mentioned that society got so fucked up that the Babylon Bee couldn't make up material more insane that reality, that's why they came out with Not the Bee.

I missed your post before about the gay/muslim thing. The muslim guy speaking is dead on. I assume he's muslim or at least of middle-east heritage. They, the entire left's narrative, is to say Hamas was wrong, only to follow it up by justifying Hamas' actions and blame Israel. God dammit, I typed that after I paused it and now hitting play, see that he said exactly that :icon-lol:
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They were pretty quick to pack up and move on.
Which they don't usually do. Don't they usally hold their ground with stupid shit? Plus the asian girl kept smiling? She claims she's FROM China....having known some Chinese immigrants, no one loves communism or thinks China isn't communist.
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Good for the women.

Also, did we miss that fighters are pissed and people are now wanting to boycott the UFC for signing a huge contract with Bud Light?
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Pro Palestine activists (masked, of course) in the UK dumps large box of rats inside McDonalds......because apparently McD's supports Israel?
Renewing health at healthcare.org and now they're asking for my assigned born gender, my gender identity, and my sexual orientation.

We haven't talked about the whole bird renaming thing yet.

By Darryl Fears
Updated November 1, 2023 at 9:52 a.m. EDT|Published November 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

An Audubon shearwater, named for John James Audubon, one of America's most famous birders and an enslaver. (Hstiver/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

After two years of discussion and debate, the nation’s premiere birding organization has decided that birds should not have human names.

The American Ornithological Society announced Wednesday that it will remove names given to North American birds in honor of people and replace them with monikers that better describe their plumage and other characteristics. The group said it will prioritize birds whose names trace to enslavers, white supremacists and robbers of Indigenous graves. Among them is one of the most famous birders in U.S. history, John James Audubon.

“There is power in a name, and some English bird names have associations with the past that continue to be exclusionary and harmful today,” the society’s president, Colleen Handel, said in a statement. “We need a much more inclusive and engaging scientific process that focuses attention on the unique features and beauty of the birds themselves.”

Sometime next year, the society is expected to appoint a committee to explore up to 80 new names. The move, at an organization known for its reluctance to rename birds, was surprising even to the activists within the group who requested it after a White woman in Central Park falsely accused a Black birder of assault in 2020. In a racial reckoning that shook the field of ornithology, the activists, most of them White, argued that the names of some birds were offensive to people of color.

“We have seen a lot of changes in our world in the recent past,” Sara Morris, the society’s president-elect, said in reference to racial justice protests the followed George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer and the Central Park incident involving birder Christian Cooper.

Sumayyah Ali, 13, notices a woodcock flying through the trees while traveling with a group of birders at Patterson Park in October 2022 in Baltimore. Fellow birder Rohan Mattu is the first to notice where Ali is pointing. (Maansi Srivastava for The Washington Post)

Racial insensitivity in the overwhelmingly White field of ornithology and birding should be rejected, Morris said. Recent reports projected that North America has lost 3 billion birds in the last 50 years, and “we need to engage as many people as we can in the enjoyment, study and conservation of birds as we can,” said Morris. “We need to break down as many barriers to participation as we can.”

Not every birder in the 2,700-member society is expected to welcome the news. Some who’ve memorized names established for more than a century are likely to push back. “Are we expecting that people won’t agree with this decision — sure,” Morris said. “But we’re proud of this decision. As we talked to people, many of them changed their minds.”

Jordan Rutter, a birder who organized the petition with her fiancé, Gabriel Foley, said the society’s action left her speechless. “That’s everything we asked,” said Rutter, who co-founded the group Bird Names for Birds, which listed about a dozen men honored with bird names and described their racist pasts. “I never thought this would be happening. ... What an incredible moment for the birding community.”

For the time being, birders of color who spot the Townsend’s warbler and the Townsend’s solitaire might be startled by the history of its namesake, John Kirk Townsend. His journals describe his collection of skulls, stolen from the graves of Native people in the 1800s, to promote his theory that they were racially inferior.

An adult male Townsend's warbler, named for 19th-century American ornithologist John Kirk Townsend. (Agami Photo Agency/Shutterstock / Agami Photo Agency)

In North America, where Indigenous tribes in what are now the United States and Canada encountered and named wild birds centuries before the arrival of European settlers, “White people are credited for discovering [the birds]. White people were the ones to name the birds after other White people. And White people are still the folks that are perpetuating these names,” Rutter said in a 2021 interview with The Washington Post.

At least two chapters of the National Audubon Society voted to change their names and distance themselves from the enslaver who detested abolitionists and, by his own account, once guided a family of escapees back to their enslaver. The Audubon’s shearwater and Audubon’s oriole were named to honor him.

Black birders who trace the Bachman’s sparrow and Bachman’s warbler to the man they immortalized, John Bachman, might find this passage in one of his speeches: “That the Negro will remain as he is, unless his form is changed by an amalgamation, which ... is revolting to us. That his intellect ... is greatly inferior to that of the Caucasian, and that he is, therefore ... incapable of self-government. That he is thrown to our protection. That our defense of slavery is contained within the Holy scriptures.”

Two members of Bird Names for Birds, Jess McLaughlin and Alex Holt, confirmed this history in library archives and helped bring it to the ornithological society’s attention, Rutter said. “It wasn’t, ‘Take our word for it.’ The evidence was right there.”

The society and its predecessor, the American Ornithologists’ Union, have managed a list of English-language bird names in North America since 1886. They are used by schools, government, conservationists, birders and other groups, the statement said.

Townsend used skulls stolen from the graves of Native people to promote his theory that they were racially inferior. (Public Domain)
Several birds are named for Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), a British naturalist whose writings frequently used the n-word. (Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images)

Erica Nol, co-chair of the society’s Ad Hoc Committee on English Bird Names, said members took the issue seriously from the day the committee was formed more than a year ago. Meeting every two weeks via Zoom, they came up with a priority list of names to consider changing.

At first, the diverse White, Black and Latino members failed to arrive at a consensus. In addition to North American birds, they mulled changing the names of South American birds but eventually decided that it was not their place.

Months later, the members came to the realization that all eponymous names were problematic. “They imply possession of a species,” Nol said. “They are overwhelmingly from a particular time and social fabric, they are almost all White men, few women, and women were almost all first names. Our main goal was to increase the birdwatching public."

The committee startled the society’s leadership with its recommendation to change all English bird names and at least two cultural names of birds that did not make sense. “The name should be descriptive of the bird,” Nol said.

Both Morris and Judith Scarl, the chief executive and executive director, agreed with Nol’s observation that the society’s leadership looked at them as though they were crazy. “There were hard questions about how we would justify this,” Nol said.

“This is a historic, momentous decision,” said Scarl. “This is the way to go. We are going to work hard to bring people along to that understanding.”

Kenn Kaufman, a society member, started birding at age 6. “I was a little kid in South Bend, Indiana, and got interested in birds because they were there and they were fascinating,” he said. “Some of these bird names I’ve been using for a half century.”

Overall, Kaufman said, “I thought it was a mess to go in and change all these names.” But he started talking with people such as Rutter and Drew Lanham, a Black ornithologist and professor at Clemson University in South Carolina. “As the conversation went on I realized they were changing my mind. It’s amazing how more information can do that,” he said.

“I’m sure there are going to be objections,” Kaufman said. “I’m sure the term ‘woke’ will be used. I still don’t know what that means. I just hope they can come around to see this from the view of groups of people who may have been marginalized in the past.”