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A new South Dakota policy to stop the use of gender pronouns by public university faculty and staff in official correspondence is also keeping Native American employees from listing their tribal affiliations in a state with a long and violent history of conflict with tribes.

Two University of South Dakota faculty members, Megan Red Shirt-Shaw and her husband, John Little, have long included their gender pronouns and tribal affiliations in their work email signature blocks. But both received written warnings from the university in March that doing so violated a policy adopted in December by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

“I was told that I had 5 days to remove my tribal affiliation and pronouns,” Little said in an email to The Associated Press. “I believe the exact wording was that I had ‘5 days to correct the behavior.’ If my tribal affiliation and pronouns were not removed after the 5 days, then administrators would meet and make a decision whether I would be suspended (with or without pay) and/or immediately terminated.”ersity employee emails

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Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.

Supporters of the reclassification of mifepristone and misoprostol, commonly known as “abortion pills,” say it would protect expectant mothers from coerced abortions. Numerous doctors, meanwhile, have said it will make it harder for them to prescribe the medicines that they use for other important reproductive health care needs, and could delay treatment.

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Israeli officials seized a camera and broadcasting equipment belonging to The Associated Press in southern Israel on Tuesday, accusing the news organization of violating the country’s new ban on Al Jazeera.


How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough.

Another attempt by the city of Kyle, Texas, to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name fell short Saturday despite 706 Kyles of all ages turning up at a park in the suburbs of Austin.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the agency is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court. The CFPB was created after the 2008 financial crisis to regulate mortgages, car loans and other consumer finance.

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[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 14 points 3 weeks ago

Just want to clarify, as an Jewish American clergyman, the Israeli government is not our government. To say otherwise is to play into the Israeli propaganda which states "To be Jewish is to be Israeli, and to be Israeli is to be Jewish." The fact that the Israeli government has twisted religion to serve its fascist goals is nauseating.

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[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 15 points 2 months ago

I prefer this version.

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 117 points 5 months ago

Lawyers for the 14-year-old and her parents say that American “knew or should have known the flight attendant was a danger.” They say the failure of other crew members to confiscate the employee's phone allowed him to destroy evidence.

Well that's pretty damning. Makes me wonder how many other times this flight attendant has done this.

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[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 72 points 6 months ago

Sailor moon, you ain't got no hands!

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 13 points 6 months ago

I updated from Fedora 38 yesterday, and my Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is working even better than before. The tool for controlling the discreet graphics card is working flawlessly now, unlike before. I would strongly recommend upgrading.

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Conservative activist Christopher Rufo, who is a close ally of Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, hosted a social media debate in which one participant argued that conservatives should cooperate with a hypothetical white nationalist dictator “in order to destroy the power of the left”.

Rufo, a Manhattan Institute fellow who has been a hugely influential figure in DeSantis’ culture war policies in Florida, did not disagree with the sentiments. Instead he commended speakers for their “thoughtful points” and presenting the discussion as a model fo

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 12 points 8 months ago

I somehow doubt that Chromium is safe from this. I would imagine that anything built off of Chrome will have this implemented, because otherwise they're just "leaving money on the table."

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[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 18 points 9 months ago

I am a trained chaplain, currently practicing in a hospital. I absolutely agree with the chaplains who signed this letter.While we are trained to help people in spiritual and/or emotional crisis, we are specifically trained not to give people advice. Rather, we are trained to help people recognize what they are feeling, have each person feel heard and understood, and to use the helpful parts of a person's theology to bring about emotional/spirit healing.

What this also fails to mention is that chaplains are not inherently christian. I am Jewish clergy. I know for sure that Texas schools wouldn't allow me as a chaplain to participate because of this.

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 15 points 9 months ago

Umm, excuse me, but I believe you're missing a "start" and/or "select." pushes glasses up nose

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 116 points 9 months ago

There's only one thing I would alter in your statement. You said:

...and to focus on shareholder profits over making a good product.

I would say, "and to focus on shareholder profits over ~~making a good product~~ anything else, including life itself.

It's more profitable for a health insurance company to deny someone's claim than to pay for their healthcare in the US. The insurance company won't care if that ultimately leads to the person's death - they have to answer to their shareholders.

It's more profitable for Nestlé or Google to siphon water from countries in the global South than it is to have sustainable practices that don't exacerbate climate change. So what if that means that millions of people will die in the years to come? That's their problem for being poor.

We need to bring about the kind of change that has politicians recognize that there is more to human life than a dollar amount, and that poverty is not a moral failing on the part of the individual. But until that happens, poverty is akin to a death sentence.

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 41 points 9 months ago

This shouldn't happen in America. And the guy who did it shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the White House," said David Rothkopf, a noted foreign policy, national security and political affairs expert and commentator.

I agree that this shouldn't be happening, but it is. It's a clear indication of the GOP wanting to operate as a fascist party, and this needs to be taken seriously. I hope that happens.

[-] GFGJewbacca@lemm.ee 13 points 9 months ago

I agree with you. It's refreshing to see.

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