[AMERICANTHINKER] The Queensland Suns won the Nissan State under-18 netball tournament last month, and the wrath of many, by easily defeating seven other teams. The issue? The Suns are sons — not daughters like the rest of their competitors.Netball is a variation on basketball played in many Commonwealth countries. The game also apparently doesn't have many male competitors in Australia, which is why the Suns were allowed to compete with the lasses. As Netball Queensland, the organization running the Nissan tournament, stated, it was choosing "inclusion over exclusion."
For a little background, this is an example of the chickens coming home to roost for the feminist clucking hens. We've long had a Title IX—based standard in the United States dictating "that members of the underrepresented gender ['sex' is the proper word, do note] be permitted to play on teams provided for the overrepresented gender or that separate teams in that sport be created for underrepresented gender," as the Women's Sports Foundation puts it.
From a practical standpoint, this initially meant that girls would be trying out for boys' teams, not vice versa, as decades ago there were few if any athletic endeavors in which females were numerically dominant and male opportunity was lacking. But this has changed, and feminists have soured on "equality" now that it less often means "special advantage."
Australia apparently also has a Title IX-like standard, hence the Suns' crushing of the daughters. Yet this thrashing inspired not only condemnation and vulgar comments directed at the boys from some parents during the final game (shameful), but also some caterwauling from a women's sports advocate, seen in the video below.
That any of the parents should shout at the boys is the height of arrogance. Probably none of these boys are old enough to have every vote in their lives. They are simply playing under the rules and laws the the parents and their elected politicians made.
inspired not only condemnation and vulgar comments directed at the boys from some parents during the final game (shameful)
Perhaps, but my peers at that age would have been laugh smirking the whole time. But that was back when the catcher could talk shit and hopefully you didn't get a snicker from the ump.
Back in the day, the town had a really good softball team; so good, they were basically unchallenged in the league. Coach wanted to give them a test, so they challenged us boys to a softball scrimmage.
Obviously, none of us boys had ever played softball. Called the game after a couple innings - they hardly got on base and we hardly got out. I mean, legging out slappers to second bad.
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[REGNUM] It is important not to forget that among the allies of the Nazis in the genocide of the peoples of the USSR there were also representatives of the Russian emigration, noted the observer of IA REGNUM, Mikhail Demurin on Wednesday, October 20.
Earlier, RIA Novosti, citing an official representative of the Prosecutor General's Office, reported that the Russian side had sent requests for legal assistance in the investigation of the genocide of the peoples of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War to the competent authorities of Germany, Canada, Latvia, Poland, the United States and Estonia. Information has already been received on some of the requests.
"Speaking about the genocide of the peoples of the USSR by the Nazis and their allies, it is important to never forget that among these allies, among those who supported the very barbaric 'Drang nach Osten' against our Motherland, there were also representatives of the Russian emigration. They, including the elite of the Romanov family and many ROCOR clerics, are also involved in the policy of genocide of our compatriots carried out by the Nazis.
Specific war crimes and crimes against humanity, which were investigated immediately after that war and are being investigated today, became possible only due to the general misanthropic attitude of the German authorities of that time for all who participated in the invasion supported by the majority of the leaders of the Russian emigration, in military, punitive or political actions on the territory of the USSR. Collaborators will never wash this stain off!" Mikhail Demurin noted.
[Gazeta] Former servicemen of Nazi Germany, located in different countries of the world, will be checked for involvement in the genocide of the peoples of the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War, the official representative of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia Andrei Ivanov told RIA Novosti.
He drew attention to the fact that instructions to deliberately destroy the peaceful Soviet population were revealed in federal, regional and local archives. In addition, eyewitnesses testify to these crimes.
Some states have already provided the department with the information it needs to conduct an investigation.
Russia has previously prepared a bill on consolidating the concepts of 'Nazism,' 'Fascism' and 'genocide of the peoples of the Soviet Union,' which is designed to recognize "the inviolability of the principles of international law recognized by the charter of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal."
The day before, it was reported that the 96-year-old former secretary of a concentration camp, who was trying to escape, was brought by ambulance to court in Germany.
Related: from the VKontakte wall of the Mius Front Association, which is involved in excavations in and around the Mius front in WWII, near the Mius River in Lugansk. The interviewee is identified as Colonel Andrey Kudryakov, who apparently works on the dig.
Premiere! The film is about all of us, about the people of the search. Although it is called "Search Engine Kudryakov", it talks about the phenomenon of searching for the missing.
The All-Russian project "People" drew attention to us and they managed to make the film modern, bright and interesting. At the heart of the filming of Kudryakov's interview to a group of journalists, as well as archival video and photo materials of the Mius Front Association, on which many may recognize themselves.
From the description of the video:
Andrey Kudryakov in our October issue. For the head of Mius Front, a profession that does not exist has become a matter of life. In many countries, the army is engaged in the search for the remains of soldiers.
We have volunteers. Moreover, the first search engines were veterans. Mius Front is the place of the hardest battles. Almost 300 km of trenches.
According to some estimates, almost 800 thousand Red Army soldiers perished in these steppes.
For two decades Kudryakov and his comrades have been working at the Mius Front. And not only there. What makes people leave a quiet life, and go to the Memory Watch? What did the search engines find in the Sal'sk death pit? How does a rookie feel when raising his first soldier? And what does Kudryakov himself feel when he manages to return the name of the missing war and bury a soldier of the Great Patriotic War with honors? More about this in our new issue.
Driven out, yes, Silentbrick. But the heir to the head of the Russian imperial house, George Romanov, just married in St. Petersburg — the Tsar and his family were murdered back in the day, but there were and are loads of Russian royals who survived in exile.
"Citizen, according to this card statement, you bought $600 worth of dehydrated food. You wouldn't be hoarding food, now would you? We will be sending wellness inspectors to your residence sometime within the next 30 days, between 9am and 5pm. Please be home during that time until that inspection is made, and any deemed necessary inspections."
“My gut tells me to hope for the best and to prepare for the worst. I personally don’t see any reason to believe that supply-chain disruptions are going to go away anytime soon,” Butcher said. “Everybody is in the same boat: They’re hopeful that things will improve by the end of 2022. But for now we have to prepare as though they won’t.”
Week by week day by day supply issues have only increased. Vendors I have talked to say they have no idea what will be available. 100 case per-order and receive 25 cases. That is Pepsi and Coke is worse. Red Bull same and Sunshine (little Debbie) serious price increases and much less product to offer customers. Breads also a problem. Going to get much worse unfortunately.
...And it should be noted that the people who keep telling us that it's not a problem, or that we should lower our expectations, are the ones least likely to suffer from it.
For them, I present today's French lesson:
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"For want of a nail" time is coming...
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Bread's also a problem
So, in an effort to forestall bread riots by American peasants, the admin of American Brezhnev will likely follow the command-economy approach. That means
- confiscation of private bank accounts
- confiscation of farmers' stores of grain
- price controls
- use of the military to go harvest potatoes
- relentless suppression of any media outlets' reporting on this fiasco
[USNI News] A cascade of failures — from a junior enlisted sailor not recognizing a fire at the end of their duty watch to fundamental problems with how the U.S. Navy trains sailors to fight fires in shipyards — are responsible for the five-day blaze that cost the service an amphibious warship, according to an investigation into the July 2020 USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) fire reviewed by USNI News.
The investigation into the fire aboard Bonhomme Richard, overseen by former U.S. 3rd Fleet commander Vice Adm. Scott Conn, found that the two-year-long $249 million maintenance period rendered the ship’s crew unprepared to fight the fire the service says was set by a crew member.
"Although the fire was started by an act of arson, the ship was lost due to an inability to extinguish the fire," Conn wrote in his investigation, which was completed in April and reviewed by USNI News this week.
"In the 19 months executing the ship’s maintenance availability, repeated failures allowed for the accumulation of significant risk and an inadequately prepared crew, which led to an ineffective fire response."
Beyond the ship, Conn concluded that training and oversight failures throughout the fleet — from Naval Sea Systems Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet and several other commands — contributed to the loss of the $2 billion warship. Conn singled out 36 individuals, including five admirals, who were responsible for the loss of the ship due to either their actions on July 12 or lack of oversight leading up to the alleged arson.
"The training and readiness of the ship’s crew were deficient. They were unprepared to respond. Integration between the ship and supporting shore-based firefighting organizations was inadequate," wrote Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Samuel Paparo in his Aug. 3 endorsement of the investigation.
"There was an absence of effective oversight that should have identified the accumulated risk, and taken independent action to ensure readiness to fight a fire. Common to the failures evident in each of these broad categories was a lack of familiarity with requirements and procedural noncompliance at all levels of command."
Just this morning I finished reading Ian Toll's 'Six Frigates: the Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy.' I really learned a lot about a most important and least taught period of our history - the Quasi-war with France, the Barbary pirate campaign, the War of 1812: 'Old Ironsides' is a lot more significant than just an old ship on display, but we don't even learn the significance when we read the exhibits, which is sad.
It's hard to imagine how the USN is going to win any engagements "West of Wake" when you see top-down pooch-screwing like this.
Different ship, different circumstances, but when the terrible fire broke on on the Forrestal in 1967, Chief Gerald Farrier was fighting the fire 54 seconds after it broke out. He lost his life and didn't stop the fire, but he knew his duty and did it without hesitation.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.