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FoolishBluntman (880780) writes "Boy Scouts proposal would lift ban on gay youths ( about time, my 2 cents)
The Boy Scouts of America announced Friday a proposal to allow gay youths to join the program, a move that, if approved, would mark a dramatic shift for one of the nation's oldest and most traditional youth organizations.
The proposal, which would continue to bar homosexual men from serving as Scout leaders, will be voted on at a May meeting of the organization's national council, Scouting officials said.
"We believe the BSA can no longer sacrifice its mission, or the youth served by the movement, by allowing the organization to be consumed by a single, controversial, and unresolved societal issue," national president Wayne Perry said in a statement announcing the proposal.
The proposed resolution states, "No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone." ...
By Kim Christensen and Jason Felch (La Times)" Link to Original Source top
Drone came within 200 feet of airliner over New York
FoolishBluntman (880780) writes "(CNN) — An unmanned drone came within 200 feet of a commercial jet over New York, triggering an FBI appeal to the public for any information about the unusual and potentially dangerous incident.
The crew of Alitalia Flight 608 approaching John F. Kennedy airport on Monday reported the sighting.
"We saw a drone, a drone aircraft," the pilot can be heard telling air traffic controllers on radio calls captured by the website LiveATC.net." Link to Original Source top
A six-month study by AgriSearch, an on-campus research arm of Dalhousie University, has shown that genetically modified (GM) cucumbers grown under license to Monsanto Inc. result in serious side effects including total groin hair loss and chafing in "sensitive areas", leading to the immediate and total ban of sales of all that company's crop and subsequent dill pickles.