Here's something I never knew: In the XJ6 lineup, there were four models. One of those models was the XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic. Majestic! It's the most British car ever. The Sovereign is the version that John Davis says will sell the most. I guess we'll see if he's right when we get the full sales numbers in for the 1990 model year cars. But on paper and after driving it, the Sovereign sounds promising. The suspension is a little softer, but that's no big deal. Jags are supposed to be comfy. This one fits the bill. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of John Davis and the sweet looks of this lovely Jaaaag. … [Read more...] about Take A Quick Look At The Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign
Pentagon officials are considering a pilot program that would allow transgender troops to take a leave of absence as they undergo hormone therapy, according to documents obtained by USA Today. The ban on transgender troops is set to end May 27th, according to the documents. The plan being considered would allow transgender troops under medical treatment to take a sabbatical from service and return to the ranks “after they have made their transition to the other gender,” according to USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook, who first reported on the memo. The report was leaked less than two months after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the creation of a working group that would consider the impact on the military if trans troops serve openly. “The memo details a list of issues surrounding the open service of transgender troops, including medical treatment, housing, uniforms and physical fitness standards,” Brook wrote in his report. There are an estimated … [Read more...] about New Pentagon plan could let trans troops take leave for hormone therapy
A teacher at Albany High School has been put on leave after igniting a brushfire of outrage in upstate New York with quite possibly the worst persuasive writing assignment ever: she asked students to put themselves into a pair of black leather stormtrooper boots and argue why the Jews are evil as if they were trying to convince some incisive Gestapo agent that they were loyal, goose-stepping members of the National Socialist Party. An “edgy” writing assignment that former students would have used as a friend-making, crazy-high-school anecdote between bong rips in their freshman dorm quickly turned into local controversy this week. The offending teacher, whom Albany school district officials are not naming, was not in class on Friday when the Albany Times Union first reported about the assignment. At a hastily-convened press conference Friday afternoon, Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard assured parents and outraged community members that teacher will most definitely … [Read more...] about Albany Teacher Who Assigned Awful Nazi Writing Assignment Put on Leave
They may not be baseball, or apple pie, but Levi's jeans are pretty damn all-American, as far as denim brands go. But are they more American than, say, guns? Evidently not—at least, not for the growing chorus of gun owners who have loudly proclaimed their intent to boycott the century-and-a-half old clothing company, after its CEO asked customers to please leave their guns at home while shopping at his stores "Providing a safe environment to work and shop is a top priority for us at Levi Strauss & Co," company President and CEO (and former Army officer) Chip Bergh wrote on LinkedIn earlier this week. "That imperative is quickly challenged, however, when a weapon is carried into one of our stores." Citing a recent incident in which a customer was injured after the gun they were carrying was accidentally fired in a Levi's store, Bergh concluded that, "while we understand the heartfelt and strongly-held opinions on both sides of the gun debate, it is with the … [Read more...] about Levi’s took a stand against guns. Then all hell broke loose.
Speaking at a sustainability conference Tuesday, Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh told consumers that washing jeans is an unnecessary process that wastes water, and instead recommended placing jeans in the freezer to kill germs. What do you think? “Yeah, that all sounds way easier.” Scott Metzstein • Prosecuting Attorney “Good! There’s nothing quite like pulling a fresh pair of jeans right from the freezer.” Will Hauldren • Unemployed “That’s all right. I’m okay wasting the water.” Kristen Wennerholm • Education Consultant … [Read more...] about Levi Strauss CEO: Stop Washing Your Jeans