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A new South Dakota policy to stop the use of gender pronouns by public university faculty and staff in official correspondence is also keeping Native American employees from listing their tribal affiliations in a state with a long and violent history of conflict with tribes.

Two University of South Dakota faculty members, Megan Red Shirt-Shaw and her husband, John Little, have long included their gender pronouns and tribal affiliations in their work email signature blocks. But both received written warnings from the university in March that doing so violated a policy adopted in December by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

“I was told that I had 5 days to remove my tribal affiliation and pronouns,” Little said in an email to The Associated Press. “I believe the exact wording was that I had ‘5 days to correct the behavior.’ If my tribal affiliation and pronouns were not removed after the 5 days, then administrators would meet and make a decision whether I would be suspended (with or without pay) and/or immediately terminated.”ersity employee emails

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Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.

Supporters of the reclassification of mifepristone and misoprostol, commonly known as “abortion pills,” say it would protect expectant mothers from coerced abortions. Numerous doctors, meanwhile, have said it will make it harder for them to prescribe the medicines that they use for other important reproductive health care needs, and could delay treatment.

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Israeli officials seized a camera and broadcasting equipment belonging to The Associated Press in southern Israel on Tuesday, accusing the news organization of violating the country’s new ban on Al Jazeera.

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How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough.

Another attempt by the city of Kyle, Texas, to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name fell short Saturday despite 706 Kyles of all ages turning up at a park in the suburbs of Austin.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the agency is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court. The CFPB was created after the 2008 financial crisis to regulate mortgages, car loans and other consumer finance.

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

I had a much better experience with Manjaro over EndeavourOS because it supported more of my hardware, but to be fair I'm using an Asus gaming laptop. When I build my next desktop, I'm gonna try a straight Arch install.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

You're making me want to reread all of the books. GNU, Terry Pratchett.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

Just want to clarify, as an Jewish American clergyman, the Israeli government is not our government. To say otherwise is to play into the Israeli propaganda which states "To be Jewish is to be Israeli, and to be Israeli is to be Jewish." The fact that the Israeli government has twisted religion to serve its fascist goals is nauseating.

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"Shortly before the Patrician came to power there was a terrible plague of rats. The city council countered it by offering twenty pence for every rat tail. This did, for a week or two, reduce the number of rats—and then people were suddenly queueing up with tails, the city treasury was being drained, and no one seemed to be doing much work. And there still seemed to be a lot of rats around. Lord Vetinari had listened carefully while the problem was explained, and had solved the thing with one memorable phrase which said a lot about him, about the folly of bounty offers, and about the natural instinct of Ankh-Morporkians in any situation involving money: “Tax the rat farms.”

-from "Soul Music" by Terry Pratchett

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

I can hear both of these quotes so clearly. I'm sad about what Blizzard has become.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago

Oh my sweet summer child. Ringtones were in a different audio format than mp3s. Plus, getting the ringtone onto the phone required additional fuckery.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

To be fair, the plague in Hebrew (Egyptian?) is צפרדע /tz'fardei'ah, which looks like a singular and not a plural. I totally see where he's coming from. But also, I thought it was in Midrash Tanchuma.

חג פסח שמח!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

What the hell, calculators with color screens? Back in my day our graphing calculators were black and gray and we were told to be happy, damn it.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

EndeavorOS might also be a good option, from what I've heard. It's Arch based, but easier to install and use. I recently switched to Garuda, also Arch based, but focused more on the gaming community.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

I did select a number of programs to install during setup so I had everything I needed. Spot on!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

That's really cool! Didn't know that. Thanks for sharing, since I've just subscribed to the community.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Sorry about that. I'll keep that in mind if this gets taken down. Thanks!

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