University yoga class suspended over 'cultural appropriation' dispute | Americas | News | The Independent
"Yoga has become the latest victim of political correctness on university campuses, after a free class was cancelled because of complaints that the lessons were an unaceptable “cultural appropriation” of a non-Western practice."
"Columbia students and faculty gathered Wednesday night for a panel discussion on “Race, Ethnicity, and University Life.” According to the Columbia Daily Spectator, much of the commentary revolved around the idea that minorities on campus simply spend too much time being traumatized by the white-centric content of their classes."
" Since when do quite privileged Yale students — in mini–Cultural Revolution style — surround and, teary-eyed, shout obscenities at their professor? Their target was declared to be guilty of some infraction against the people by an ad hoc court of whiny elites, poorly acting the role of the Committee of Public Safety. Apparently his offense was to suggest that students should not become hysterical when they see Halloween costumes they don’t like. Shouting down guest speakers, disrupting events, and mobbing individuals would not be tolerated at Disney World, so why on campus"
World’s ‘Largest, Fastest and Most Complex’ 3-D-Printed Drone Tops 150 MPH Thanks to Lightweight Build and Jet Engine | Video | TheBlaze.com
"World’s ‘Largest, Fastest and Most Complex’ 3-D-Printed Drone Tops 150 MPH Thanks to Lightweight Build and Jet Engine Nov. 11, 2015 1:54pm Liz Klimas 58 Shares Though it has a wingspan of 9 feet, the 3-D-printed drone unveiled at the Dubai Airshow earlier this week only weighs 33 pounds. It can reach speeds up to 150 mph thanks to its lightweight build, owed to specific materials and overall design, and its jet engine."
"Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40."
"The California college student who stabbed four people last week was carrying an image of the black flag of ISIS according to a report Tuesday, as well as a handwritten manifesto with instructions to behead a student and multiple reminders to pray to Allah, yet authorities continued to insist Faisal Mohammad’s motives had nothing to do with radical Islam."
"The star KIC 8462852 may have an unpronounceable name, but just about everyone with an interest in aliens has been talking about it. As of today, they can elaborate their discourse with some new results."
Aaron Allmon case makes Minot Air Force Base ground zero in military's new gender wars - Washington Times
"He is an award-winning combat photographer who stands accused of trying to pick up women in the public affairs office at MinotAir Force Base in North Dakota, and for that prosecutors wanted to put him in prison for 130 years."
"As it turns out, the non-profit co-op model for health insurance turns out to be unsustainable without government subsidies. More than half of the co-ops have been shut down this year, and nine of the 12 have shut down since October 1, either by HHS or by the states in which they operate. Over a billion dollars in loans and and backstop payments have been lost."
"The project has been under review at President Obama's State Department for seven years, and has become a political football between Republicans and Democrats. Obama was widely expected to reject it."
" In 2014, insurers paid about $362 million into the program but asked for $2.87 billion to cover losses. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, or CMS, said insurers would be reimbursed 12.6 percent of what they were owed for the program in 2014, about $362 million of the $2.87 bllion claimed. HealthOP received only $2 million of the expected $16.2 million."
"The new proposal is called ColoradoCare, and its built-in tax coupled with yet another round of sweeping changes to the health care system make it a lightning rod. Funding for the $25 billion program -- about the size of the state's budget -- would come from a 10 percent payroll tax on residents and employers."
" Initiative 20, if approved, would establish a constitutional right to health care in Colorado. The state would then seek a waiver from the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2017 that would allow the state to institute its own health insurance program and provide coverage to all Coloradans."
Obama issues executive order that keeps notice of criminal record off federal job applications | Fox News
"President Obama on Monday announced a new executive order that prevents federal agencies from making job-applicants reveal they have a criminal record as part of his overall criminal justice reform effort."
"A new report to the U.S. Congress assessing a Chinese submarine-launched missile known as the YJ-18 highlights the danger, noting the missile accelerates to supersonic speed just before hitting its target, making it harder for a crew to defend their ship."
"You could see almost all of what wasn’t working in his exchange with Marco Rubio, whom Jeb tried to zing in an obviously prepared attack on missed Senate votes."
"Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data—the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student and “current expenditures” of $13,330 per student."