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    Yes there are some really dumb and ignorant people in the world...

    Students sign petition to remove oppressive white stick figure from crosswalk signs: 'We are told by the symbol of a white man when it is OK to cross' the street

    Many students — and even a faculty member — were totally on board.


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    Campus Reform's Ethan Cai recently visited George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to ask students to sign a petition supporting the motion to change the "offensive" and "oppressive" white stick figure in LED crosswalk signs.

    What are the details?

    Cai visited the university undercover, urging students to sign the outlet's fake petition.

    The petition urged the university "to consider changing the crosswalk signs," because a white man telling students when it is OK to cross the street is oppressive.

    "As we students cross the street," the petition read, "we are told by the symbol of a white man when it is OK to cross. Many students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of color, gender fluid individuals, and LGBTQA+ individuals, feel oppressed by this."

    Many students were in favor of the petition. One educator was also on board with the proposed change. Just one student voiced dissent, saying he was "ideologically opposed" to the idea of making the crosswalk sign more inclusive.

    Here are some of the more interesting remarks and responses to the petition below:



      • "I can see like, I guess, why some students have a problem with it … I'll totally sign that."
      • "That's so cute! Oh, my God, yeah."
      • "Oh, that's so lit."
      • "There's definitely a lack of representation [in the crosswalk sign]."
      • "I assume it's one of many ways in which the default is imagined to be a white man ..."
      • "That's a good idea!"
      • "It's definitely a representation issue."
     
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    Won’t make any difference to the color blind...
     
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    That's ridiculous! They want their whole reality changed. Oh no! The moon is white! Use holographic projects to change the color. Eliminate white paint & white countertops! Get rid of cottage cheese and tofu. Eliminate the white lines dividing traffic lanes. Run to the hills it's Armageddon!!!!

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    They all just need Rose Colored Glasses...
     
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    Hillary The Donkey, Trapped On Island For 2 Years, May Finally Be Rescued

    A lone wild donkey separated from her herd by rising waters nearly two years ago may finally be getting rescued from the small island where she’s been trapped ever since.

    Hillary, as she’s known to the human world, currently resides on an 1.3-acre island in the middle of Lake McClure in California’s Mariposa County.

    “All indications are that she is a wild donkey and that she was part of a herd that has been reported in the area for over 40 years,” Bob Stafford of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife told HuffPost in an email.

    The herd’s stomping grounds included the lake bed that had gone dry due to drought. Around two years ago, heavy rains refilled the lake, save for one patch of high ground. While the rest of the herd moved to the mainland, Hillary was left behind on the newly formed island, likely due to an apparent injury to her front leg, according to the Merced Sun-Star.


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    Since then, Hillary’s island has been somewhat of a local tourist attraction, with animal lovers bringing her hay and treats like carrots and apples to supplement her diet, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. But alone on an island is no place for a highly social animal like a donkey. One major benefactor, former police detective Harry Markarian, told local media that he’s been attempting to work with local wildlife and environmental agencies for two years to get Hillary off the island but has run into numerous snags regarding who would be responsible for the mission and who would pay for it.

    Markarian was previously planning to tranquilize Hillary with the help of a veterinarian and get her off the island by boat, but told CBS Sacramento that state officials said that as a private citizen, he wasn’t able to legally capture a wild donkey.

    But Hillary’s rescue finally seems to be free of roadblocks, with the state’s fish and wildlife department planning an operation to start next week, the Chronicle reported Friday. The plan involves luring Hillary into a pen with food and getting her comfortable there before ultimately transporting the entire pen by boat to the mainland.

    Hillary’s ultimate destination is the Northern California location of a Texas-based organization called Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. Despite Hillary and her old herd having been spotted braying at one another across the water, Stafford told HuffPost that because of her leg injury, officials determined the best course of action was to bring her to a sanctuary, rather than attempt to reunite her with her old donkey kin.

    “She has an old injury to her right leg and might not be accepted back into her old herd,” he said. “Also, it is unknown if the leg is causing her pain, which could be treated better in a sanctuary.”

    Aside from the leg, Stafford said, Hillary is “in good shape.”

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    German chocolate factory spill makes for sweet street

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    BERLIN — Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street. "About a tonne of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street," a spokesman for the Werl fire department said in a statement.

    The firefighters closed off the street and shoveled the chocolate - about 108 square feet — to one side before a specialist cleaning company cleaned the road. "Despite this heartbreaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent in Werl," the fire department said.

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    Historic Floods: One Year Later

    one year ago! I recall rescuing the twins from a nearly abandoned mall.
    where they held up for hours in 3 to 4 feet of water.
     
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