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The 'Equality' blues: Feminists cry foul when boys' netball team wins girls' tournament
[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.

Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's about power for women at the expense of men. That's all. They will be quite open about it. Hurt men, help women.

I don't know who was in charge of this, but it wasn't a feminist.
Posted by: Omomolet Phutch9064 || 10/21/2021 2:53 Comments || Top||

#2  "Queensland Suns"! I'd give them a medal for the name alone.
Posted by: Ulaise Black8626 || 10/21/2021 3:03 Comments || Top||

#3  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.
Posted by: Nero von Grumble4006 || 10/21/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  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.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't get me wrong, confident and athletic women are totally sexy, and sports does that, as well as being fun and stress relieving. Its just...that.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Why are Australian feminists so transphobic?
Posted by: Tom || 10/21/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Come on, man! There is no difference between men and women. Except when there is. And you have to be a special sort of moron not to notice.

Would it be rude to mention the US National Women's soccer team losing to a bunch of 15 year old boys in a scrimmage at some country day school?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2021 14:40 Comments || Top||

#8  "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
- Voltaire
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2021 14:43 Comments || Top||

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Prosecutors investigate Romanov family role in USSR genocide during WWII
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[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.

On October 27, 2020, the Soletsky District Court of the Novgorod Region recognized the mass murder of peaceful Soviet people by the German invaders and their accomplices in the village of Zhestyanaya Gorka in 1942 as genocide.

More than 2,500 Soviet citizens from among the civilian population and prisoners of war of the Red Army became victims of the massacres. This is the first genocide case in the history of Russia.
The Holodomor in the Ukraine being... something else, it appears.
The application was sent to the court by the prosecutor's office of the Novgorod region on behalf of the General Prosecutor's Office.

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Former soldiers of Nazi Germany are being tested for involvement in the genocide of the peoples of the USSR

By Lydia Misnik

[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.

The entry features a translatable video.

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.
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm confused, didn't the Romanov's get wiped out /before/ WWII? Are they zombies?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/21/2021 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Everyone in Nicholas II's bloodline was wiped out by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

Some others in the Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich's bloodline survived.

One of them recently was wed in St.Petersburg
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 1:32 Comments || Top||

#4  I guess there's no explanation like a complete explanation.
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 1:34 Comments || Top||

#5  I yield to your greater knowledge, badanov. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 1:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Romanov(a) was resurrected recently, in Hollywood. But she was stiffed, as per the clan's fate, by the new Bolsheviks (of Disney)
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 1:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Former soldiers of Nazi Germany are being tested for involvement in the genocide of the peoples of the USSR

So, if they were 18 in 1945, the last year of the war, that would make them about 94 years old today. You think they're going to find many?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#8  I bet they could find those guilty of killing more Russians if they focused on the Soviet period.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/21/2021 9:03 Comments || Top||

#9  I bet they could find those guilty of killing more Russians if they focused on the Soviet period.

I guess you didn't bother watching any part of the video.

And as an aside, they are focusing on the Soviet period
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||

Gutfeld: America is filled with dread as store shelves are empty (video)
[FOX] Greg Gutfeld and panel sound off on the Biden administration’s response to the U.S. supply chain crisis on ’Gutfeld!.’
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2021 04:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think dread is pushing it a bit. Annoyance maybe.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2021 6:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Reuters says its all fakery. Bogus pictures.

White House says its happening, but because Hoarders.

Narrative is trying to hijack the term Karen to mean anyone who notices items are not in-stock.

That is The Dread. "We can't buy food because of those lying, selfish pecks!" Can go all sorts of dark places with that policy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

#3  ... and 100,000 more mouths to feed are on their way through Central America (soon food will be prioritized by the Biden admin for them during the coming rationing mandate) ...
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/21/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#4  "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."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 17:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Pro tip: if you are installing Claymores, pay attention to the part that says "This side towards enemy".
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2021 17:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Protip 5a: Always maintain positive control of the clacker (firing device).
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2021 17:48 Comments || Top||

#7  #5, 6 -- LOL. You guys have obviously thought this through.
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2021 18:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Learn how to use a rice cooker and a can opener...
Posted by: magpie || 10/21/2021 18:03 Comments || Top||

#9  gasoline was over $8/gallon at some sites in California today - more generally it was in the $4-$4.50 range
Posted by: Theth Chomock3656 || 10/21/2021 20:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Just topped off our toilet paper. Yan yah!
Posted by: KBK || 10/21/2021 22:13 Comments || Top||

'Inflation Is Worse Than We Thought' and 'A Threat to Society'
[Townhall] The Biden White House has repeatedly tried to claim rapidly rising inflation on everyday items is "transitory" and a "high class problem."

But as the weeks tick by, the situation keeps getting worse, and inflation is showing no signs of slowing down.

CNBC host Jim Cramer said Wednesday the numbers are "astounding."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2021 03:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bloomberg - Caribou Coffee Prepares for the Worst and Stocks Up on Supplies

“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.”
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2021 3:56 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: Dale || 10/21/2021 4:10 Comments || Top||

#3  ...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:

"Aux lanternes."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/21/2021 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  "For want of a nail" time is coming...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2021 6:48 Comments || Top||

#5  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
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#6  multiple problems are causing this

however, some of the problems are caused by bad policy

- green regs that have banned older trucks from serving ports

- labor laws that have banned gig work at ports

- covid vax rules forbidding labor from working

- unearned govt payments that reduce the incentive to work

Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/21/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ I heard anything truck over three years old but that can be waived by the ICC.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/21/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
USS Bonhomme Richard Fire: A Long Chain of Failures...
[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."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But none of them could do so, because it would have meant someone else was not doing his job. And that would have made him look bad. And that must never be allowed.

So these things will continue to happen.
Posted by: Omomolet Phutch9064 || 10/21/2021 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  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.

Hey, this Navy isn't going to diversify itself.

Bonhomme? Assuming pronouns and deciding what is 'good" is a little exclusionist.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#3  It's named after Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac . Franklin was a representative of the American rebel government in France.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#4  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.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/21/2021 13:37 Comments || Top||

#5  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.
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2021 14:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Great book; the burning of The Philadelphia is epic.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 15:37 Comments || Top||

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