Author: Jane Philips

Government Targets Preschoolers With Lessons On ‘Sexuality, Queerness And Difference’

Scottish kids are being encouraged to explore “queerness” and question whether they are a boy or a girl, in a project paid for by taxpayers. “Gendersaurus Rex” is an “artistic research project” exploring how “gender, feminism, sexuality, queerness and difference” can be incorporated into live performance for children. It was commissioned by Imaginate, a performing arts group that is subsidized by the Scottish government and the European Union. According to its website, Imaginate “works in partnership with schools, local authorities and Education Scotland to support pupils, teachers and other educators’ creative development.” FULL...

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Professors Call Founding Fathers ‘Terrorists,’ Founding Ideals A ‘Fabrication’

A humanities course currently taught at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs teaches that the Founding Fathers were hypocrites, terrorists and money-hungry barons who used hyperbole and fear to rile up the colonists to revolt against England. The “Resistance and Revolution” class is co-taught by history lecturer Jared Benson and sociology instructor Nicholas Lee, who also suggest that it was Mikhail Gorbachev – not Ronald Reagan — who brought down the collapse of the Soviet Union, and that wealthy CEOs deserve to be in a “moral prison,” among many other assertions. Calling the Founding Fathers “terrorists,” Benson and Lee...

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Sweden Could Be First With National Digital Currency

The Central Bank of Sweden is considering issuing a national digital currency to solve the problem of a dramatic drop in the domestic use of cash. The so-called e-krona may be introduced within two years. “The less those of us living in Sweden use bank notes and coins, the clearer it becomes that the Riksbank needs to investigate whether we should issue electronic money as a complement to the money we have today,” Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley told the Financial Times. Sweden’s Riksbank is the world’s oldest central bank, and was the first to issue paper banknotes in...

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Philippines May Pull Out Of ‘Useless’ ICC, Happy To Join World Order Led By Russia And China

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he might follow Russia’s lead and withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC). He went on to slam Western countries which have criticized his controversial ‘war on drugs’. Speaking on Thursday ahead of his departure to Lima to attend the Asia-Pacific summit, Duterte slammed the ICC as “useless,” following criticism by an ICC prosecutor last month that the Hague-based tribunal may have jurisdiction to prosecute those responsible for deaths related to the leader’s crackdown on drugs. Duterte said he is annoyed about the criticism he has received, and stressed that “nobody was...

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San Jose Residents Report Large Shaking, USGS Reports No Eathquake

South Bay residents felt some shaking Tuesday afternoon, however the exact cause is unknown. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that what South Bay residents felt was not an earthquake. “Our duty seismologist did an extensive search and we did not see any seismic activity in the South Bay,” Susan Garcia, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Geological Survey, said to SFGATE. “So it’s not an earthquake, whatever they’re feeling — as far as we can tell.” Despite that, many local residents did report on Twitter that a rumbling of some sort was felt at about 2:45 p.m....

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