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  • Reading is Easy (Illiteracy is hard)

    01/09/2013 6:20:26 PM PST · by arthurus · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 08 January 201 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    ...endless shock waves of intellectual disorientation. Here is jargon concocted by our elite experts during this long national nightmare: psycholinguistics, miscue analysis, reading strategies, comprehension strategies, whole word, guessing, picture reading, whole language, sight words, balanced literacy, reading readiness, word walls, active learning practices, closed instructional activities, high-frequency words, thinking and learning about print, invented spelling, reading recovery, emergent literacy, creative curriculum approach, functional systemic linguistic theory, rich literacy activities, authoring cycle, capability beliefs, post-reading, lifelong reader, cognitive flexibility theory, independent reading, kid watching. The drift of all this malarkey is that reading is a very difficult thing to do.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begins Protecting Schools with Armed ‘Posse’ Patrols

    01/09/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-09-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAs Barack Obama and his gun control supplicant Joe Biden move to use the school murders in Newtown, CT's "gun-free zone" as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, a new poll shows that most Americans actually want more of an armed presence in our schools to protect students from madmen. And Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't waiting for Washington to act. Sheriff Joe today deployed 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  400 of these volunteers are part of  3,000-strong Joe's "Posse" and another 100 volunteers known as reserve deputies...
  • Same-sex couple makes ceremonial request for marriage license in Morristown

    01/09/2013 6:16:12 PM PST · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    WATE.com (Knoxville TN) ^ | 1/9/13 | Alexis Zotos
    MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A same-sex couple applied for a marriage license in Morristown Wednesday, despite a state law that won't recognize their union. It's part of an effort by a group called the Campaign for Southern Equality. In a procession surrounded by friends and family, Matt Griffin and Raymie Wolfe made their way to the county clerk's desk in a ceremonial request for a marriage license. "Based on Tennessee law, I will not be able to issue a marriage license," the clerk told the couple. It was the answer they expected, but it was still an important step for the...
  • British textbook erases Israel

    01/09/2013 6:15:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 1 January 2013 17:06
    A popular textbook used by institutions and teachers to teach English as a second language has been found to have a disturbing anti-Israel undertone. The textbook contains a map of the Middle East, labelling and identifying the countries displayed and presenting it as part of an exercise for a “Jordanian student at Greenhill College”. The map however, leaves off the label of “Israel”, instead replacing it with the words “Occupied Palestine”. The book, “Skills in English: Writing Level 1” is utilized by teachers across the United Kingdom and further afield. The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award judges called...
  • TSA Union Gets Sacramento Airport Privatization Revoked

    01/09/2013 6:14:03 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    County board votes to rescind airport privatization approval... After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employees—the union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwide—today applauded the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for voting to rescind its approval for Sacramento International Airport to be allowed to privatize, or use corporate airport screeners in place of federal employees.
  • The Truth Behind '40 Acres and a Mule': Find out who came up with the idea, and how it fell through

    01/09/2013 6:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Root ^ | January 7, 2013 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    We've all heard the story of the "40 acres and a mule" promise to former slaves. It's a staple of black history lessons, and it's the name of Spike Lee's film company. The promise was the first systematic attempt to provide a form of reparations to newly freed slaves, and it was astonishingly radical for its time, proto-socialist in its implications. In fact, such a policy would be radical in any country today: the federal government's massive confiscation of private property -- some 400,000 acres -- formerly owned by Confederate land owners, and its methodical redistribution to former black slaves....
  • Report: Immigrants contribute to state's economy ( ARKANSAS )

    01/09/2013 6:10:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Log Cabin Democrat ^ | January 8, 2013 | Rob Moritz
    ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ immigrant population, among the fastest-growing in the nation, has a positive impact on the state’s economy, according to results of a study released Tuesday. The report, “A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013” commissioned by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, also found that more than 4 in 10 immigrants in the state are undocumented. The immigrant population here grew by 82 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the report, a rate behind only Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Joe Biden guarantees Obama will bypass reluctant Republicans and cement new gun control laws

    01/09/2013 6:07:32 PM PST · by tobyhill · 87 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 1/9/2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Vice President Biden pledged Wednesday that President Obama will bypass a reluctant Republicans in Congress and take executive action to curb gun violence, prompting a full-blown fit from conservative gun rights backers. Biden heads a White House task force set this month to release proposals in response to the Newtown shooting. He told reporters before a Wednesday meeting with gun violence victims and gun control groups that Obama will not let Republican resistance prevent action. "The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken," Biden said. "We haven't decided what that is...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-9-13

    01/09/2013 6:06:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-9-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' (Super duper double barf bag alert!)

    01/09/2013 6:04:39 PM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement. The award will be presented at a luncheon in June.
  • Egyptian Press Confirms Washington Infiltrated By Islamists

    01/09/2013 6:02:08 PM PST · by KTM rider · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/9/2013 06:54 PM ET | Paul Sperry
    The radical Muslim Brotherhood doesn't just threaten Israel and Mideast peace. According to the Egyptian press, several of its operatives have infiltrated the U.S. government and are influencing policy here. The respected Egyptian magazine Rose al-Youssef has identified at least six Brotherhood-tied agents of influence who have worked into positions inside the Obama administration. Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/010913-640022-infiltration-by-muslim-brotherhood-worse-than-thought.htm#ixzz2HX8Z9vEY
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 10 January 2013

    01/09/2013 6:00:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ IWO JIMA ASHES U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Thomasson is splashed by water as he fulfills his promise and lays his grandfather's ashes to rest on Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach in Iwo Jima, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. His grandfather, Petty Officer 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson, survived the battle even though his landing craft was destroyed en route to the island. Thomasson, 80, died Dec. 22, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Sanford Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military...
  • Midlands teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class

    01/09/2013 5:58:57 PM PST · by tje · 16 replies
    10 Wis TV ^ | Jan 08, 2013 4:01 PM CST | Jennifer Emert
    CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic. The Lexington-Richland District 5 teacher is accused of throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his honors English classes. When Michael Copeland overheard his teenager talking about what her honors II English teacher did with the flag in their classroom, he pressed for details. "He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, 'What does this represent,' and everybody said, 'Christianity,'" said Copeland. "Then he proceeds to...
  • TSA Screener Fired for Alleged Theft in Charlotte

    01/09/2013 5:58:45 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    An airport screener with the Transportation Security Administration at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the latest TSA officer to be fired for stealing from passengers, following an ongoing ABC News investigation into theft within the agency. Reggie Edwards, 52, was charged with larceny under $50 after allegedly stealing $36 from a passenger's suitcase on New Year's Day. ... Edwards joins a growing list, now numbering nearly 400, of TSA officers to be fired for theft since the agency was incepted in 2003.
  • (Alabama QB) A.J. McCarron Upset Over Girlfriend's Sudden Fame

    01/09/2013 5:51:23 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/9/2013 1:55 PM PST | BY TMZ STAFF
    Katherine says she decided to pull out because she feared her relationship with A.J. will be viewed as a "celebrity status" thing ... instead of a real, legitimate connection ... and worries that the misconception could spell doom for the couple. "I want it to be about me and him," Webb says ... adding, "He's a guy I can see myself having a real future with." 0314_divider_graphic Katherine Webb has gone off the grid ... banning herself from speaking to ANY media outlets ... partly because her superstar QB boyfriend A.J. McCarron is upset that he's been overshadowed by Webb's...
  • WWII soldier’s duffel bag returned 7 decades later (Kleenex alert)

    01/09/2013 5:42:24 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    gjsentinel.com ^ | 1/9/13 | AP
    <p>MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A World War II veteran who served in France during the war has been reunited with his Army-issued duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing.</p> <p>William Kadar, 92, opened a carefully wrapped package Tuesday at his Merrillville, Ind., home and found his drab green duffel bag inside, still stenciled in black with his name and serial number. Kadar last saw the bag used by soldiers to tote their gear in November 1944, a month before he was captured by the Germans.</p>
  • 3D printing of ammunition magazines threatens U.S. gun regulation plans

    01/09/2013 5:37:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Unlike printing guns, which doesn't work, printing ammunition magazines doesn't face any practical problems. Of course, people could always make the magazines using simple tools in any machine shop (after all they are just metal boxes with a spring), but my guess is that these 3D printers will capture attention in a way that the old machine shops didn't. This article is from Metro News: After the tragedies of Sandy Hook and Aurora, the U.S. government is preparing to introduce stricter guidelines on gun ownership. But supporters of the second amendment could get around them by printing their own firearms...
  • The Only Quote Needed To Shut Down Liberals Who Believe The Second Amendment Is Irrelevant Today

    01/09/2013 5:37:08 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-9-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It is a testament to liberal success in breeding ignorance of our history and founding in order to change America at its core that quotes like this aren't common knowledge much less used in debate over the second amendment.
  • Why I Pay with Two-Dollar Bills

    01/09/2013 5:34:07 PM PST · by GreatestGuyIKnow · 15 replies
    mises.org ^ | Friday, July 24, 2009 | by Briggs Armstrong
    I recently decided that I am going to pay for as many things as is practicable using only two-dollar bills...A few weeks ago I determined that I should be doing something to express my dissatisfaction with current monetary policy
  • Ridiculous Speed Sign

    01/09/2013 5:30:09 PM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Speed signs that are an apparent waste of taxpayers money, (GREAT VIDEO)