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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You Might be an Aspie if...

Posted: Today, 12:55 pm 

Replies: 4,602
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If you want to time travel back to experience The 1938 Long Island Express Hurricane

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Wrongful death lawsuit against Kyle Rittenhouse can proceed

Posted: Today, 8:41 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 52

Wrongful death lawsuit upheld after 100-hour search to serve Rittenhouse Kyle Rittenhouse, who skyrocketed to fame in right-wing circles after shooting and killing two protesters during a social rights march in 2020, is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's father, according to ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Prolific autism researcher has two dozen papers retracted

Posted: Today, 8:18 am 

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Views: 37

Spectrum An autism researcher lost two dozen papers to retraction in January, eight years after the publisher was made aware of potentially troubling editorial practices. Elsevier, the publisher, cited undisclosed conflicts of interest, duplicated methodology and a “compromised” peer-review process...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Police killing of double amputee in wheelchair sparks outcry

Posted: Today, 7:38 am 

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Views: 33

Police shot and killed Anthony Lowe near Los Angeles last week as he fled on what remained of his legs. His family wants to know why police believed they had to kill him. The death of a double amputee wielding a large knife whom police shot in Huntington Park, California, has sparked a national out...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Connecticut Latino lawmakers propose banning 'Latinx’

Posted: Yesterday, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 163

Let's leave it up to the Latino/a/x/ community itself to battle this one out and hopefully arrive at a consensus -- maybe "Latine"? It's not up to the rest of us to decide. They have come to a consensus. Democrats fall flat with ‘Latinx’ language As Democrats seek to reach out to Latino v...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Petition calls to dismantle Queen’s Autism Speaks Canada

Posted: Yesterday, 10:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 134

I really think critiques should focus more on what Autism $peaks is doing NOW, and why (at least some of) those things are harmful to autistic people, rather than on continuing to call A$ a "hate group" based on videos they produced 12 to 15 years ago. To make an up-to-date critique would...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Connecticut Latino lawmakers propose banning 'Latinx’

Posted: Yesterday, 9:38 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 163

NBC News A group of Latino lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas’ lead and ban the term “Latinx” from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers. The word is used as a gender-neutral alternative to “Latino” and “Latina” and is helpful in s...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: MODERATOR ATTENTION: How to get help when you need it

Posted: Yesterday, 9:31 pm 

Replies: 309
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Request this thread be merged into the general COVID thread as that thread already has posts about Biden lifting the emergency order.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Newly Elected Republican Lied about his entire life

Posted: Yesterday, 9:21 pm 

Replies: 84
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The FBI is investigating Santos' role in alleged GoFundMe scheme for a veteran's dying dog The FBI is speaking with a Navy veteran who recently alleged that Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., essentially stole thousands of dollars from an online fundraising campaign intended to cover lifesaving surgery fo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: House Judiciary Committee, Insurrection, Pledge of Allegence

Posted: Yesterday, 9:14 pm 

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Fireworks in House after Democrat says 'insurrectionists' should be banned from leading Pledge of Allegiance A routine House committee meeting erupted into a heated, nearly hourlong debate Wednesday over the Pledge of Allegiance, with one Democratic lawmaker saying that "insurrectionists"...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Gen Z discovers Kate Bush in a big way due to Netflix show

Posted: Yesterday, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,322

It’s not just Bill and Frank: ‘Long Long Time’ is still one of Linda Ronstadt’s favorites, too Linda Ronstadt has a simple and earnest message for the folks discovering her music after the latest episode of “The Last of Us”: She hopes you enjoy it. Ronstadt, who admits she doesn’t “follow social me...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Inclusion teachers begin student support roles S. Australia

Posted: Yesterday, 11:42 am 

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Australian Broadcasting Company South Australian primary schools will now have specialist autism inclusion teachers, with more than 400 starting in the roles in the first week back from holidays. Premier Peter Malinauskas said the aim of the newly created roles was to increase the skills of the sta...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lucy Kross Wallace: Reflections of a former NT warrior

Posted: Yesterday, 12:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 133

Interesting interview It was an interesting interview. One thing I took from the interview is that Lucy has been only or mostly exposed to the censorious “woke” wing of the ND movement which is understandable as she is a college student. I think if she join...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Trump Loses to DeSantis in straw poll

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 9:52 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 858

Trump-DeSantis rivalry approaches boiling point The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are nearing a boiling point amid signs that DeSantis and his team are actively moving toward a 2024 presidential run. DeSantis’s national ambitions have long ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Newly Elected Republican Lied about his entire life

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 9:13 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 3,307

Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In a pre...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 8,303
Views: 188,510

The COVID Public Health Emergency Is Ending. Here's What Will Happen to Health Care What is a public health emergency? Under the Public Health Service Act of 1944, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services can determine that a disease outbreak or bioterror attack poses a publi...
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