Def: “Aboriginal: (of human races, animals, and plants) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous.” The term “Aboriginal American” is by definition so much more accurate than “native american” I’m a native American, I can trace my family back to when they came from Germany in 1743. How much more native can I get? Aboriginal Americans just came earlier, but they came from somewhere else, too. Even the term Canadians use “First Nations” makes more sense than “Native Americans”
Feel free to name or label yourself any way and as often as you like BUT STOP choosing names for others.
 October 6, 2016 at 7:09pm
And how do these snowflakes think this is going to play in the real world, as in a J.O.B! I work for an industry that annually employees approximately 180-200 seasonal staff, mostly college students. As the hiring manager for my department I hire about 20 of these. I can’t wait to interview one of these whack jobs that asks to be called “ze” or “pers” or “zis” somewhere during the course of the interview. I will end the interview at that point and say something along the line of, “I’m sorry, but I don’t buy into your delusion. Thanks for stopping by, good luck with your job hunt, now and in the future.” OK, I probably won’t actually say that as I would probably get into trouble, but there are many other ways to *not* hire someone like that!
Your comment reminded me of how a kid with tons of facial piercings, tattoos and a blue mohawk was complaining that nobody would hire him after interviews despite his obvious qualifications in an office setting (programmer). There's personal expression but then there's a certain amount of conformity expected in the workplace. There're times and places for everything but this new culture is demanding that personal expression be accepted by everyone at every time in every setting, and if it's not then everyone who shuns them or has different (read as "professional") expectations of them are hateful bigots.
You mentioned college students and I think that's the real key. This isn't just tied to some "gender identity" but is a part of the culture coming out of the colleges and schools now. A distant, younger relative of mine is very militant about how everyone should embrace alternative genders and "lifestyles" because anything less is bullying and denying such people their humanity, or something along those lines. You can't even have open discourse with her as she'll storm away crying in her room because debating and disagreements are "triggers". These kids are dysfunctional SJWs. It's crazy.
 September 8, 2016 at 7:49pm
Two words: Crowd Funding. The question is, do we start individual crowd funding accounts to raise money to help with moving expenses, or just do one to create a fund pool?
Boom, we should let them spend their own money! Better yet, stop supporting them by refusing to buy their CDs, watch their movies or TV shows! Also, send them words of encouragement…encouraging them to move out of the US now instead of waiting for Trump to win!
They can afford their own expenses.
What we can fund is a bank of attorney's to force them to leave 5 seconds after DJT takes his oath next January.
Like all libs they lie thru their teeth and can never be expected to keep their word.
Liberals are an awful lot like Muslims….they can’t even get along with each other
 July 1, 2016 at 10:28pm
Having just passed 35 years of wedded bliss, the only thing I’m allowed to do is put my laundry away. I’ve found that if I stall long enough it somehow magically appears in my drawers.
 June 25, 2016 at 5:01pm
I’m Army National Guard, retiring August 31st of this year with 21 years. I thought I was going to miss it, but not so much anymore. :-(
 May 23, 2016 at 5:29pm
I have spent the last 11 years in an Army Band (retiring in August, 21 years total). Two points: 1: You don’t route step to band music or cadence of any type. Route step is simply walking in formation, no left foot landing on the strong beat of the music/cadence. So either this was crappy D&C or somebody in command is really screwed up. 2: Star Wars….seriously….Star Wars??? I find this every bit as shocking as someone looking at their cell phone. This is THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY BAND at West Point, one of just four special Army bands, and they are playing High School half-time music???
In route step (route march as some call it) you can talk. No need to hold step or cadence, but you do have to hold interval (which they more or less did). However, using a cell phone? No. Hell no. Star Wars music was a joke. Plenty of great military marches to be played. Finally, the band sucked.
 May 22, 2016 at 11:28pm
“You can watch the video here, but the content will be disturbing to some readers.”
Yes I found the video extremely disturbing: grainy, no sound, filmed at a ****-eyed angle, no telephoto lens. Without reading the article the viewer would have no clue that he was watching anything other than what might be a couple lions walking around an enclosure, filmed by below average technically experienced 8 year old. Very disturbing indeed.
 April 18, 2016 at 2:48pm
Seriously? I have a machete in my garage that I’ve owned for over 40 years. It is an indispensable tool around my 3 acres of property. Emphasis on “tool”. I have other tools in my garage that could deal out just as much or more damage in a violent altercation: shovel (various types), axe, hatchet, mattock, hoe, pitchfork, grass sickle, etc. Is the “Empire State” going to simply ban gardening tools? Sheesh!
 April 18, 2016 at 2:35pm
When you get right to it, she died because this zoo has terrible policies and procedures. I’ve worked for a zoo for the past several years. Our zoo is a member of the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Under AZA protocols, you *never* go into an enclosure with an animal of this nature. The only animals with which our keepers are ever in direct contact are birds, some reptiles, and the kid’s petting zoo animals. All other animals are controlled by training and the strategic use of shift gates to move the animals from area to area. We have Amur (Siberian) tigers at our zoo, about three times the size of these Malayan tigers. While they are gorgeous animals, it gives me the willies to think about going into an enclosure while they are in there.
 April 1, 2016 at 6:13pm
You are “eumelanin challenged”
 March 17, 2016 at 9:47pm
That doctor/technician has to have one of the best jobs in the world!
A guy I used to work with developed cancer. He went through six hellish months of chemotherapy and drug therapy.
A month after his last treatment he went in for his final evaluation. He said the doctor literally burst into the examination room with a big smile on his face and plopped down onto the chair and said with tears in his eyes, "you're in complete remission, there is no more sigh of cancer."
He later told Ron, he couldn't do this if he didn't have days like this once in a while.
March 7, 2016 at 12:21pm
Show it to O.J. and ask him if it was the one he used.
 February 22, 2016 at 3:41pm
Sheesh, if the BATF or other authorities came around my house when I was a kid 45 yrs ago they would have found lots of “dirt and grass just strewn across the ground”. Home made gunpowder or match heads in a piece of copper tubing were lots of fun! It’s amazing what you can do with ground up model rocket motor propellant! I also discovered it was quite easy to open the old school style paper shotgun shells and remove the powder. Fun Times!
Used to love those model rocket engines - used to make roman candles that shot a ball of fire about the size of a beachball about 100 yards (or randomly exploded in a shower of smaller fragments) with D size engines. That was some good fun. (Not the kind of thing you'd hold in your hand though.)
 February 8, 2016 at 12:58pm
Absolutely no corporations or business pay taxes when you get right to it. Taxes are part of overhead just like raw materials, labor, facility costs, transportation costs, etc. Overhead is what drives the cost of a product or service a corporation provides. When overhead goes up, the final product cost goes up. Raise the taxes of McDonalds and the cost of your hamburger goes up. Raise the taxes of U.S. steel or plastics producing corporations,it gets passed on to General Motors/Ford/Chrysler, etc and they then pass the cost on to the consumer. There may be other cost cutting measures that come in to play such as reducing labor costs, but eventually the consumer is going to pay more.
 December 23, 2015 at 2:39pm
And that is why you should leave the cash drawer open when you empty it and close up at the end of the day. Would have saved them some trouble replacing the registers.
 October 23, 2015 at 8:13pm
Oy, watching him use the tablesaw as a cutoff saw with a long end against the fence and later on freehand gave me the creeps. Very dangerous. My son is missing about 1/4″ of the tip of his left thumb from doing the same exact thing (and he definitely knew better).
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 October 8, 2015 at 7:22pm
Butternut squash…looks just like pumpkin pie when you’re done and tastes every bit as good or better.