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Kagame was soon in the international news headlines again when his government was implicated in the December 31, 2013 assassination of an exiled political opposition leader, Col. Patrick Karegeya, who was strangled in a South African hotel room.

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I wanted to put this up a while ago but haven’t had a chance until now. So in case you haven’t heard, give this a read.

And here are some newer developments.

University of San Diego faculty demand reversal of theologian’s disinvite

Then later…

USD faculty declare no confidence in university president after fellowship cancellation

sometimes i think about how in college

my “friends” disinvited me one night of the week to have “dude night” which was literally all of my friends hanging out without me because i was the only girl in the group

and instead of telling them all to go fuck themselves and making new friends i actually tried to argue with them so i could spend MORE TIME WITH THEM

i’m over being mad at these babies as boys (who turned into men as babies, for the record). instead, i’m working to forgive myself for it. i will never, ever, ever understand my motivations. but i can forgive myself for being so naive. 

What is semi-formal?

First let’s clear the air by attacking the word ‘semi-formal’, since this appellation is probably the most confusing term in menswear.

Technically, semi-formal means ‘men wear tuxedos and women wear evening gowns’. Add to this, the confusing term ‘black tie optional’ means opt for a tuxedo–but you won’t be disinvited if you don’t wear one.

Regarding the term ‘semi-formal’, the caveat here is a lot of people just can’t wrap their heads around the word ‘semi’ connoting a high level of formality, and they end up interpreting and redefining semi-formal to mean ‘men in suits (not tuxedos) and women in cocktail dresses (not evening gowns).

So overall, the term ‘semi-formal’ is practically useless. 

~What the groom should wear, S. Nicholson, Parisian Gentleman

University campuses are supposed to be a place for an open exchange of ideas, but liberals on many college campuses are no longer willing to hear both sides of the conversation.

Student groups across the country have decided that a free exchange of ideas is no longer a welcome quality on college campuses—unless they agree with all the ideas being exchanged. Brandeis University, to name one, chose last year to revoke an invitation to its campus to the human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali after students labeled her a “notorious Islamophobe.”

The increasingly influential Western Conservative Summit has disinvited a gay Republican group to attend its event this summer — a message that sends exactly the wrong message, members of the Log Cabin Republicans say.

The Colorado Log Cabin Republicans had paid a $250 fee to be able to set up a table at the event, but then received a message from John Andrews, head of the Centennial Institute, which is affiliated with Colorado Christian University and sponsors the summit.

“You and your members are very welcome to get tickets and attend, but we can’t officially have the organization as a partner, exhibitor, or advertiser,” Andrews said.

As a private organization, the summit has a right to decide the invite list, Log Cabin Republicans concede. But still.

“It is a pretty common issue we face. They’ll take our money, but want us in the closet,” said Michael Carr of Denver, a former state Senate candidate and secretary of the state chapter of Log Cabin Republicans.

“This is the most important time for us to be reaching out to all types of groups and people, all types of Republicans, all types of conservatives. Young people especially want to see a robust political debate and this dis-invitation is the exact opposite of that. Being perceived as anti-gay turns young people off even more than it does the general public.”

Andrews told the gay group that the Log Cabin Republicans’ “worldview and policy agenda are fundamentally at odds with what Colorado Christian University stands for, so it’s just not a fit. I’m sorry it has to be that way.”

He reiterated that this morning, telling The Denver Post he was “disappointed” that no one from the Log Cabin Republicans called him to discuss the situation and instead sent out a news release.

“The Log Cabin Republicans exists to redefine the family. Log Cabin Republicans think gay marriage should be the law of the land and Colorado Christian University doesn’t believe it should be,” he said. “They advocate contrary to our agenda and our core beliefs.”

He said the group’s $250 has been refunded.

The Western Conservative Summit also would not allow vendors who advocate for higher taxes or about the concerns of climate change, and the group has a published policy concerning that, he said. Apparently the Log Cabin Republicans did not read that policy first before submitting its fee, he said, adding a member of the group might have been at an event where he spoke and invited groups to set up tables at the summit.

The Western Conservative Summit disinvited the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group, after they paid the $250 fee to set up there. The reason? “worldview and policy agenda are fundamentally at odds with what Colorado Christian University stands for, so it’s just not a fit. I’m sorry it has to be that way.“

You can try to make all the arguments in the fucking world that mainline conservative ideology /isn’t/ severely anti-lgbt, but that doesn’t change that it is

anonymous asked:

I'm the anon that slept w the friend's ex and had to tell her.... she hates me now. she said it was fine but then texted me and told me what I did wasn't okay and our friendship is over, and disinvited both me and him from her grad party. I feel so bad that I hurt her feelings but I also feel like I didn't really do anything wrong bc they've been broken up for a while....I just feel really shitty.

Oh gosh. 

I’m so sorry. 

I know it may seem hard right now, but imagine trying to live with the fact of not being truthful with her. 

Try talking to her maybe after everything simmers down.

She is still your friend regardless, even though it is a sticky situation.

I hope everything works out okay. xo

For a lot of prom I sat at my table and cried because all I could think about was how hated I must be for being disinvited for group photos and to be getting glares from this one bitch.

What a bunch of fucking pussies.

“At Brown University, for example, the response to a critic of the “rape culture” term speaking on its campus was not to disinvite the speaker but rather to “prepare for the terror,” said Will. A “safe space”—equipped with cookies, pillows, blankets, coloring books, calming music, and videos of frolicking puppies—was established for students who needed to ‘recuperate.’”

-From this article:
http://freebeacon.com/culture/celebrating-the-disinvited/

This is a perfect example of what happens when now-supposed-adults grew up getting participation ribbons and never having their feelings hurt. Anybody that needs a “safe space” to cope with having to hear something they don’t like is going to need a padded room and a straitjacket at some point in the future. Good luck dealing with real problems.

University campuses are supposed to be a place for an open exchange of ideas, but liberals on many college campuses are no longer willing to hear both sides of the conversation.

Student groups across the country have decided that a free exchange of ideas is no longer a welcome quality on college campuses—unless they agree with all the ideas being exchanged. Brandeis University, to name one, chose last year to revoke an invitation to its campus to the human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali after students labeled her a “notorious Islamophobe.”

Born out of decisions such as Brandeis’ was the first annual Disinvitation Dinner, an event held in New York City on Wednesday by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale that celebrated those who have been silenced on liberal campuses.

Speaking at the event was George Will, the Washington Post columnist whose invitation to speak to California’s Scripps College was rescinded last year. Will said that the First Amendment has never been in more danger.

“Free speech has never been, in the history of our Republic, more comprehensively, aggressively, and dangerously threatened than it is now,” said Will in the event’s keynote address.

Will said that the current assault on free speech is more dangerous than incidents in the past such as the Alien and Sedition Acts that were rooted in local conditions that were bound to disappear.

“Today’s attack is different, Its an attack on the theory of freedom of speech,” said Will. “[There is a] belief that the First Amendment is a mistake and that the real right people have regarding speech is the right to avoid speech…It is an attack on the desirability of free speech.”

Will also warned that there has never been more “intellectual ingenuity devoted towards rationalizing the disappearance of the First Amendment.”

On many campuses, free speech can only occur in “free speech zones”—at Texas Tech that zone happens to be limited to just a 20 foot wide “free speech gazebo.”

At the University of California, Irvine, students recently voted to no longer hang the American flag because it “conflicted with their mission to promote student safety.”

This decision is part of what Will calls the “infantilization of American young people,” and the belief by administrations that they are responsible for maintaining campuses where students are free from any “disturbances to their serenity.”

At Brown University, for example, the response to a critic of the “rape culture” term speaking on its campus was not to disinvite the speaker but rather to “prepare for the terror,” said Will. A “safe space”—equipped with cookies, pillows, blankets, coloring books, calming music, and videos of frolicking puppies—was established for students who needed to “recuperate.”

Will called being disinvited by Scripps College a “win-win situation”—he did not have to go there and consequently was selected to speak at the Disinvitation Dinner.

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Down With Disinvitations

The idea that upholding free speech should require “spine” is a scary indication of the world that academia is nurturing.

Censorship, for some, might prevent intellectual or emotional discomfort — but sometimes these are as essential to a real education as professors.

The thought of blocking a speaker on campus should be abhorrent to anyone who values academic freedom, free speech and the…

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Excerpt from my creative writing class final exam/project.

Excerpt from my creative writing class final exam/project.

whose riot is it any?

who is left to debunk the lawlessness at bunker hill,
surely not the brits disinvited to the all night tea party;
washington-jefferson founded a nation, and founded a slave plantation.

meanwhile back on the ranch,
the sheriff read em’ the riot act:
“you see the plain truth is that the Indian is just in the way”
the legislative enactment of black codes enforced by white robes,

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UCLA commencement speaker choice ripped as "patent troll"

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While complaints about college commencement speaker choices have become a rite of Spring on campuses in recent years, most technology industry-related commencement speakers have avoided such controversy. However, an editorial writer for the UCLA school newspaper – the Daily Bruin – isn’t happy with the choice of ex-Microsoft CTO and co-founder of Intellectual Ventures Nathan Myhrvold as this year’s pick.

In an editorial titled “Students need a voice in commencement speaker decisions,” Ara Shirinian doesn’t specifically call for Myhrvold to be disinvited, but does use the school’s speaker selection to urge UCLA’s higher-ups to give students more say in such decisions going forward.

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Other commencement speakers around the country have been given the boot in recent years following protests. The rapper Common was disinvited by Kean University in New Jersey this year because of a song of his that portrays a convicted cop killer as a victim (though the school says his announcement as speaker was made prematurely). Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice backed out of speaking at Rutgers University last year following protests about her appearing there.

The main complaint about Myhrvold is that Intellectual Ventures has a reputation as more of a patent troll – it buys patents that can then be used to extract money from companies – than as an innovator. Although Shirinian acknowledges that Intellectual Ventures also has a research arm and applies for patents of its own.

“This choice sends a mediocre farewell message to our graduating class by showing that financial success is enough reason to ignore the deep tradition of progressive leadership that the University of California has long stood for, and that companies like Intellectual Ventures directly insult,” the editorial reads, in part.

“The reality is that Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures is not the company he wants you to think it is. Intellectual Ventures is the world’s most powerful patent troll, ’the most hated company in tech’,” Shirinian writes.

Intellectual Ventures supporters say the company actually stands up for inventors, getting them their due for their creations.

Myhrvold’s interests go far beyond Microsoft and Intellectual Ventures. He’s an inventor himself, and his interests range from “food porn” to dinosaurs to photography.

Assuming he doesn’t get disinvited, Myhrvold will speak at UCLA’s commencement ceremony on June 12.








Crisco Kimmy's Ex-Husband No. 2 Was A Total Piece Of No. 2 About The Bruce Jenner Interview

Crisco Kimmy’s Ex-Husband No. 2 Was A Total Piece Of No. 2 About The Bruce Jenner Interview

Kris Humphries was disinvited from being a part of the Kardashian/Jenner sept of foolishness and dumbfuckery after 72 days of marriage to Kim Kardashian, but he managed to pick up a few of the family’s signature moves along the way. First and foremost, the tweet above–which Kris sent out during Bruce Jenner‘s sit-down with Diane Sawyerwhere he discussed his transition to life as a woman–is a…

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anonymous asked:

My opinion is for you to be honest with your friend. If you guys are celebrating together, but there's that tension due to mutual dislike, it's better off celebrating separately. Not saying to disinvite her altogether, but to let her know you'd rather have her there only, and maybe she and her bf can celebrate on their own or with his friends another day. Not to sound cliche, but if she values you as much as you value her, she'll understand rather than trying to make/force you to get along.

“Anonymous said:

To add onto what I just wrote, you’re not being unreasonable at all. It’s perfectly understandable to feel uncomfortable with him tagging along when you have that mutual dislike (along with your friends feeling the same thing). Just because you adore your friend, doesn’t mean you have to adore her bf. It’s not a rule, so don’t think it is or let anyone make you think that way either! :)”

Thank you for reassuring me I’m not being a complete ass haha! Yeah, I think I’ll sit her down tomorrow, if I do it face to face she might not take it out of context like it could easily be done via text. She’s in the love goggle stages ATM with him which is why I’m super hesitant because the sun kinda sounds out his ass. Hopefully she won’t take it the wrong way, I hope. Thank you for your input x