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Ignorance Abounds

I’m not sure who wrote this headline, but they are very ignorant of history.

Biden signs bill making Juneteenth, marking end of slavery, a federal holiday

 

No, Juneteenth doesn’t mark the end of slavery in the United States. That would be the 13th Amendment, which was passed by Congress January 31, 1865 and ratified on December 6, 1865.

Juneteenth marks the ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF GALVESTON, TX THAT THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION MADE THE SLAVES THERE FREE. It took place on June 19th, 1865.  The Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 1862, taking effect January 1, 1863) only freed slaves in confederate rebel held areas. Any place that the Union already was in control of, such as Confederate States that the Union army had retaken and slaves states that had never left the Union, was not covered by the Emancipation Proclamation.

History is a thing. There are documents available that show what happened. But, apparently US history isn’t actually taught anymore. Or perhaps this is just another example of our biased media trying to push a particular narrative to cover for their favored political party members. I’m not sure which is actually worse.

 

I don’t have a problem with people celebrating Juneteenth if they want to. But portraying this as the end of slavery when it isn’t is wrong. And if you want to mark a date as a holiday for the end of slavery I think a good argument could be made for one of the other dates. My choice would be December 6, as that is the date that legal slavery of everyone actually ended in the US.

September 11, 2001: WE DONT FORGET, NOT 20 YEARS AND NOT 200 YEARS!!! Damn you Facebook!! THIS IS ACTUAL HISTORY. I WILL FIGHT TO SUE YOU OUT OF EXISTENCE!! SHARING THE DAMN TRUTH!!

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WE DONT FORGET, NOT 20 YEARS AND NOT 200 YEARS!!!

Damn you Facebook!!THIS IS ACTUAL HISTORY. I WILL FIGHT TO SUE YOU OUT OF EXISTENCE!!

SHARING THE DAMN TRUTH!!

A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001.

His name was Robert Matthews. These are his words: •~

A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said ‘amen,’ we both heard a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still…

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I guess he can retire now

This article states that Aldevron is being purchased for $9.6 Billion! Yes, it’s BILLION, with a B.

There’s a somewhat funny story about one of the co-founders, John Ballantyne, that I’d like to share.

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Wonderful news

 

An update on my condition.

 

Woo Hoo!  Had another round of chemo this week and we went over my latest CT scan from Monday. Halfway through my chemo treatments and the CT scan showed everything shrinking. Two of the smaller nodules in my lungs were completely gone, and the others were down by about half to two-thirds of what they originally were. The lymph nodes in my rectum were also shrinking as was the tumor itself.

The doctor said after the 8th chemo treatment I’ll have another scan and the team will decide if more chemo is advised, or if we’ll progress to radiation/chemo treatments.

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Weird couple of days around here

The last two days, 24 hours really, have been really weird for our law enforcement community.

Yesterday in Federal Court in Fargo a man, Jeffrey Ferris, was found guilty and he then killed himself. I heard it was by cutting his own throat. I’m not sure what he used, the news report just says “easily concealable instrument” which is pretty vague. I can’t imagine he’d be able to get a metal knife through, but they do make ceramic ones which might get by a metal detector. He could have also used an improvised implement, like a sharpened piece of plastic (think tooth brush) as well.

Today one of the officers at my old department passed away while on duty. He started just after I left. It doesn’t appear to be anything traumatic, just an unexpected medical complication of some sort. Still, it’s surprising and hits hard. He was younger than I am.

They say these things come in threes. I wonder what the next will be?

An Update On My Condition

Here’s another TMI edition of my recent medical issues. You can get the first part here.  If not really interested, don’t click read more.

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I’ve lost all respect for my university

So, according to to idiots at the university I attended way back when, Equal Pay Day is approaching, March 24 apparently. Today they sent out an email which I will copy here.

Hello NDSU Staff –

Did you know that Equal Pay Day is coming up next week on March 24th?  What is Equal Pay Day you ask?  This is a national day of recognition acknowledging that women in this country, especially women of color, receive wages grossly beneath their male counterparts.  So what do we do?

Become more educated on the topic

Asian American & Pacific Islander Women make: $0.85/$1 that a males makes

All Women make: $0.84/$1 that a males makes

Black Women make: $0.63/$1 that a male makes

Native American Women make: $0.60/$1 that a male makes

Latina Women make: $0.55/$1 that a male makes

  • For more resources, refer to the bottom of this email.

Support yourself, peers, and students

  • Demonstrate solidarity by wearing red next Wednesday and join us for a campus photo on Churchill Field at 2 pm (please try to arrive five minutes early if possible).
    • Why red? Red symbolizes that women are “in the red” with their salaries, compared to men’s.
  • Help others to get educated and let students know how they can get assistance in preparing for salary negotiations.

Equal Pay Today: http://www.equalpaytoday.org/overview-2021

National Women’s Law Center: https://nwlc.org/resources/wage-gap-state-state/

American Association of University Women: https://www.aauw.org/resources/research/simple-truth/

Institute for Women’s Policy Research: https://iwpr.org/iwpr-issues/employment-and-earnings/the-gender-wage-gap-by-occupation-2019/

Workplace Gender Equality Agency: https://www.wgea.gov.au/the-gender-pay-gap

Why Wear Red: https://time.com/5228341/equal-pay-day-wear-red/

Questions?  Feel free to reach out to the following NDSU staff with questions or comments.

Allison Goossens – allisson.goossens@ndsu.edu

Amanda Reil – amanda.reil@ndsu.edu

Olivia Buller – olivia.buller@ndsu.edu

Seinquis Leinen – seinquis.leinen@ndsu.edu

“This message is posted as an informational service to the campus community. If you are not interested, please delete. You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.”

I wrote about this bullshit several years ago, which you can read here. Since then, not much has changed, except the gap has gotten even narrower, 2% is usually well within the range of margin of error.

I do get a bit of a kick out of the last line of the email. “You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.” That makes it seem like this is more of a political email utilizing official NDSU communications rather than the official position of the institution.

Might Not Be On Much

I’m having some medical issues.

The TMI edition. Don’t pass go unless really interested.

 

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Fainting couches needed

Yesterday the university I attended put out a notice about some suspicious books placed in the Little Lending Library that is on campus. You know, those little boxes where people can grab a book to read, or leave one for someone else. You typically see them in people’s front yards near the sidewalk, but there’s apparently one on campus as well.

According to people I spoke to the most concerning book was considered ‘White Supremacist’. Which makes me think these people don’t actually read anymore. Because if you actually read the book, I did back in the early 90’s when it was a huge bestseller, you’d realize that the main character is absolutely horrified to find out the truth behind what happened in Germany during the war.

Yeah, the book in question is Fatherland by Robert Harris. It’s one of the best alternate history stories to come out within the last 50 years, and one of my favorite novels. I’m not sure which version of the book was placed in the library, but the one I have looks like this. Continue reading “Fainting couches needed”

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