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  • LGBT Books Vandalized With Urine in Lamont Library

    Approximately 40 books dealing with LGBT issues were vandalized with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library on November 24, according to a report filed Friday by the library security staff to the Harvard University Police Department. HUPD spokesman Steven G. Catalano wrote in an e-mail that the vandalized books' subject matters included lesbian and gay issues and same-sex marriage. Due to the nature of books, HUPD is currently investigating the incident as a bias crime.
  • Archaeologist Unearths Bibical Controversy

    01/26/2005 8:44:58 PM PST · by blam · 163 replies · 4,175+ views
    Globe And Mail ^ | 1-25-2005 | Michael Valpy
    Archeologist unearths biblical controversy Artifacts from Iron Age fortress confirm Old Testament dates of Edomite kingdom By MICHAEL VALPY Tuesday, January 25, 2005 Canadian archeologist Russell Adams's interest is in Bronze Age and Iron Age copper production. He never intended to walk into archeology's vicious debate over the historical accuracy of the Old Testament -- a conflict likened by one historian to a pack of feral canines at each other's throats. Yet by coincidence, Prof. Adams of Hamilton's McMaster University says, he and an international team of colleagues fit into place a significant piece of the puzzle of human history...
  • David Epstein Incest Charges: Columbia Professor Charged With Sleeping With Daughter

    12/10/2010 8:51:15 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 64 replies · 8+ views
    A Columbia political science professor has been charged with having a sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter, the Columbia Daily Spectator reports. David Epstein, 46, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree incest. Police told the Spectator that the relationship appeared consensual. Epstein is currently on administrative leave. According to the New York Daily News, Epstein and the woman had a three-year sexual relationship and often exchanged "twisted text messages." The Spectator reports that Epstein is married to another Columbia political science professor, Sharyn O'Halloran, though a recent update to his Facebook page says he is single. The couple...
  • Worse Than Bigoted ( Helen Thomas )

    12/06/2010 1:18:02 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    wsj ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2010. | JAMES TARANTO
    Helen Thomas's latest may be too much for the Society of Professional Journalists. If your lifelong ambition is to win the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award from Detroit's Wayne State University, you might as well end it all now. Thomas's alma mater terminated the award Friday "after she made controversial remarks in Dearborn on Thursday... As you might expect, Thomas is not happy with Wayne State's decision. "The leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press," she told the Free Press....
  • A Marxist Book in Every Stocking! Top 10 Subversive Themes for Children

    12/06/2010 9:36:09 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    It started innocently enough, like many encounters with obscenity on the internet. I was just surfin’ away, minding my own business, looking for something I don’t even remember now on Google… when up popped something utterly profane. It was a search result with this intriguing line: Help me build a library of lefty kids books – Do you know any good left wing propoganda for toddlers? (I know, I know. This individual should master English before he hits the “propaganda” too hard… his spelling and punctuation skills leave a bit to be desired.) ANYWAY. Allow me to drag you over...
  • Finger length predicts prostate cancer risk: study (a digit for your thoughts)

    11/30/2010 6:00:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 3+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Men whose index fingers are longer than their ring, or fourth, fingers run a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Journal of Cancer. The chances of developing the disease drop by a third, and even more in younger men, the study found. "Our results show that relative finger length could be used as a simple test for prostate cancer risk, particularly in men aged under 60," said Ros Eeles, a professor at the Institute of Cancer Research in Britain and co-author of the study. Finger pattern could help...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 69 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • Dan Savage Promotes Anti-Christian Evil

    11/23/2010 11:47:47 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11-22-10 | Laurie Higgins
    No matter what one thinks of the homosexuality-affirming "It Gets Better" project, do we really want the president of the United States to be associated with radical sex columnist Dan Savage, the creator of this campaign? "It Gets Better" is the online video project that Chicago native Dan Savage created in which he seeks to end bullying by affirming homosexuality. Joining him in this effort are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton. Savage--the even more offensive doppelganger of our Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings--celebrates homosexuality in general and his own in particular. He has chosen...
  • Politicized Science vs. Anti-Science Republicans

    11/22/2010 7:37:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 22, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Just because the motives of many climate change advocates are questionable, even evil, does that mean the entire global warming proposition is a fraud? It is an article of faith among many conservatives that climate change is sham science. Even worse, it is the nexus of a vast conspiracy involving governments, the UN, and climate scientists that is seeking to destroy the industrial economies of the West, create a one world government, and enrich people like Al Gore who have bet a bundle on a reduced carbon emissions future. They believe that either the earth is not warming at all,...
  • Saul Alinsky Meets Dr. Seuss: Obama Pens Children’s Book

    11/22/2010 5:08:09 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 30 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | Friday, 19 November 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    When discussing a new study about liberals’ and conservatives’ favorite television shows recently, pundit Bill O’Reilly and his guests mentioned that liberals like works about “flawed people.” If this is so, they will certainly appreciate Barack Obama’s just published children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters. Much like Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” (which the author wrote for his 12-year-old son), Obama’s book was penned for his children Malia and Sasha — hence the subtitle A Letter to My Daughters. Unlike Kipling’s poem, however, I very much doubt his kids will be the better for reading it....
  • 'Enemy' 'isms' talk draws fire in Epsom (Vet speaks the truth, liberal teachers cry)

    11/19/2010 11:44:58 AM PST · by Article10 · 48 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 11/19/2010 | Dan O'Brien
    EPSOM – He admits he could have communicated his message in a more sensitive way. But a school board member who told young children at a Veterans Day assembly that "liberalism" and "progressivism" were among five "isms" he considered to be "enemies of the Constitution" is standing by his remarks. "People are way too politically correct, to the point of foolishness," said Gordon Ellis, who resigned Wednesday as chairman of the Epsom School Board after an outcry from teachers over his remarks. "I'm a very blunt person," he said, adding that if he gave another speech to young students, "I'd...
  • One Year Ago Today – Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked –

    11/19/2010 11:46:32 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 19, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    One year ago today, after returning from a conference in Brussels, I sat down in Dulles airport, connected to WiFi, researched and wrote this article, called two people, CEI’s Chris Horner to check legality issues, and Marc Morano (who was traveling in car on the PCH in California) to give him a heads up, and pressed the “publish” button just seconds before they closed the door to my flight back to Sacramento. When I landed five hours later, I immediately got back on WiFi and found the the story had exploded, and we lived in a different world. I...
  • The House Hearing on Global Warming ( Yesterday--Lame Duck Session)

    11/18/2010 11:32:31 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 17, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    The Global Warming hearing today on C-SPAN included Dr. Richard Lindzen, Dr Judth  Curry, Dr. Pat Michaels, Dr. Ben Santer, and Dr. Heidi Cullen, among others. Many didn’t get a chance to watch (to see if Ben Santer “beat the crap out of Pat Michaels“) but we have the video here. C-SPAN: House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment heard from a dozen witnesses about how the public and private sectors are approaching climate change. Washington, DC : 3 hr. 47 min.It is now online and can be watched in full at this link: to WUWT reader Rational Debate
  • A Brave New World controversy (PC+stupid=censorship)

    11/17/2010 12:11:20 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 67 replies
    KIRO ^ | 11-17-10 | Linda Thomas
    <p>Something 10th graders at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle did was so upsetting to a student and her mom that it's resulted in a curriculum change at the school, and apologies from the principal.</p> <p>What were they doing? Reading. Reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World as part of their language arts curriculum.</p>
  • LSU Astronomy professor uses class to indoctrinate students on global warming

    11/17/2010 8:20:22 AM PST · by Keltik · 16 replies
    Dr. Bradley Schaeffer is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. This video of his "astronomy class", which is actually an indoctrination session on global warming, was posted to YouTube Monday.
  • Westboro Baptist Church plans protest at Richard Montgomery High School this weekend

    11/12/2010 12:22:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | 11/11/2010 | Nesa Nourmohammadi
    Richard Montgomery High School officials and Rockville police are preparing for a demonstration Saturday afternoon by Westboro Baptist Church in protest of the school's drama production of "The Laramie Project," a played surrounding the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student. Westboro announced on its website,, on Oct. 30 that members would protest at the Rockville school between 1:15 and 2 p.m. Saturday. Founded by Fred Phelps and based in Topeka, Kan., the church is known for picketing the funerals of American soldiers and other anti-homosexual protests. Attempts to reach the church for confirmation and comment on...
  • Study: Zero percent of lesbian mothers abuse their children

    11/12/2010 12:44:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 72 replies
    SFGate: The Mommy Files ^ | 11/11/10 | Amy Graff
    Researchers working on the longest-running study of American lesbian families asked children of lesbian mothers if they had ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent and the answer was never in all cases. . . . Researchers interviewed only 78 children, and participants volunteered to be in the study. . . . The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) is in its 24th year at the the Williams Institute, a research center on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law.
  • Book Defending Pedophilia For Sale On Amazon (And That's Not All!)

    11/10/2010 1:45:01 PM PST · by Parody · 25 replies
    AP via ^ | 11/10/2010 | DANA WOLLMAN
    NEW YORK – Amazon is selling a self-published book defending pedophiles, sparking discussions about the retailer's obligation to vet items before they are sold in its online stores. The book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" by Philip R. Greaves II, offers advice to pedophiles afraid of becoming the center of retaliation. It is an electronic book available for Inc.'s Kindle e-reader. The book has triggered mounting outrage on Twitter and beyond. A chorus of Twitter users is calling for Amazon to pull the book, with a few threatening to boycott the Kindle...
  • [EDMONTON] City's anti-racism campaign fights 'white privilege' (BARF ALERT)

    11/10/2010 2:58:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Edmonton Sun ^ | 11/10/2010 | Richard Liebrecht
    Grade 8 student Shyanne Ewaskow, 14, (in pink, at left) watches as Shemona Prince, 12, (centre) signs an "I'm Committed to a Racism Free Edmonton" scroll, during an anti-racism campaign launch at Edmonton City Hall, on Nov. 5, 2010. Controversy is brewing over a city-sponsored anti-racism campaign that calls on Caucasians to recognize their “white privilege”.At least one Edmonton city councillor says the campaign makes a point, while a Conservative politician is saying the wording is all wrong.“A white person looking for an apartment to rent does not face similar challenges that an aboriginal person does,” said Coun. Amarjeet...
  • Male, female or neither? Gender identity debated at same-sex colleges

    11/08/2010 9:28:21 AM PST · by TaraP · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 8th, 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- When Kevin Murphy entered as a freshman at Mount Holyoke, a Massachusetts women's college, in 2003, he was female. By the time he received his diploma, he was male. Phillip Hudson, who attended Morehouse, an all-male historically black college in Georgia, calls himself androgynous, meaning he doesn't identify with masculine or feminine identity norms. The two men represent a debate that is brewing at some of the nation's same-sex colleges. For these colleges, which have historically defied boundaries and challenged the status quo, a new test of tolerance has surfaced: How are they handling gender identity?...
  • Chatbot auto-tweets replies to climate change arguments (Barph)

    11/04/2010 7:24:46 AM PDT · by epithermal · 16 replies
    Physorg ^ | November 4, 2010 | Lin Edwards
    ( -- A software developer has created a "chatbot" program for Twitter to automatically detect set phrases associated with arguments put forward by those skeptical of anthropogenic global warming, and to send automated replies of set phrases debunking their arguments. Nigel Leck’s creation is @AI_AGW (also known as Turing Test), and the script searches the Twitter site for hundreds of phrases he believes tend to be used by those who think global warming is not occurring, or who think it is occurring but is not anthropogenic or entirely anthropogenic. When the script finds one of the phrases it then "tweets"...
  • Indiana Legislators Want to Defund Kinsey Institute

    10/21/2010 10:20:06 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 21, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    In light of voluminous evidence that pioneering sexologist Alfred Kinsey and his associates were guilty not only of scientific fraud but serious criminality – culminating this week with WND's exposé of one victim of Kinsey's notorious "child sexuality" studies conducted by pedophile "researchers" – Indiana legislators are calling for the defunding of the Kinsey Institute, located on the campus of state-subsidized Indiana University. State representatives Cindy Noe and Woody Burton emphasized that any effort to cut off the Kinsey Institute hinges on electing Republican majorities in the state legislature. "I don't think the Kinsey Institute is a proper use of...
  • One Stinkin Vote: Extremist Saudi Academy Gets Four More Years

    10/20/2010 2:02:40 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    The Board of Supervisors met last night to vote on the lease renewal by the Saudi government of county-owned buildings for the notorious Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax, Virginia. The Islamic Saudi Academy is a school in Northern Virginia and is operated by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. Regular Atlas readers are well aware of this dangerous institution -- see here. Their valedictorian is serving life in prison for plotting to assassinate then-President Bush. Back in 2008, State Department officials would not close the Saudi-financed Islamic school in Northern Virginia that failed to eliminate violent and intolerant language in...
  • Joe Biden To School Kids: "Barack Obama Is Really Cool"

    10/20/2010 12:39:21 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden on Michelle Obama: She's the "nicest person you'll ever meet." Biden made a surprise visit to a school in Redwood, CA on Tuesday morning.
  • Gay Rights Organization GLAAD Asks for Anti-Bullying Support

    10/20/2010 11:16:55 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 38 replies
    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is asking Americans to wear purple on Oct. 20 to show their efforts to support the end of anti-gay bullying. GLAAD has set up a website that lists a number of steps participants can take to help stop the bullying of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
  • What Media Won't Tell You About Separation of Church and State

    10/20/2010 10:03:03 AM PDT · by opentalk · 93 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 20, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are in a full-scale hyperventilation following Tuesday's separation of church and state comments by Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell. As an Investor's Business Daily editorial points out, O'Donnell was right when questioned about this issue during a debate with Democrat candidate Chris Coons, and all the nattering nabobs of negativism filling the airwaves are wrong: There is, of course, no such passage. Those scoffing law scholars might want to look at the Constitution's unadorned text instead of the judicial activist law review articles that take up so much of their day. What the Constitution does say, in...
  • Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

    10/19/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 19, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Americans may still see the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) as an apolitical group but the group’s leader has acknowledged a marked change in the GSA. “We’re not your mother’s Girl Scout troup,” GSA executive director Marty Evans has said. “In 1972, they dropped loyalty to their country from their oath in favor of ‘I will do my best to be honest and fair,’” J. C. Willke writes in the October 2010 issue of the Life Issues Connector newsletter. “In 1975 the first Catholic Archdiocese cut off all support for the Girl Scouts because of their sex-ed program.” “During 1993,...
  • Eight Straight Suicides

    10/15/2010 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | October 15, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Officials on college campuses across the nation are alarmed at a wave of recent suicides involving Christians who have been harassed by homosexual activists. The main stream media isn’t covering the story so, as usual, I have taken it upon myself to do their jobs for them. None of the following eight cases have been covered by any of the three major news networks. Jonathan was a community college student in California. He was giving a speech on the impact Jesus Christ has had in his life and in the lives of others he knows. During the speech, he quoted...
  • O'Donnell-Coons Debate: Students Say No One Won

    10/14/2010 1:58:44 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 25 replies
    Students at the University of Delaware lined up for hours to nab a seat at last night's highly anticipated debate between Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons. But after it was over, most of the students we spoke to said neither candidate did themselves any favors. "I didn't think either of the candidates acted very maturely," said senior Eric McGinnis. O'Donnell, pressured to make up a 19-point gap in the polls, was on the attack from the start - slamming Coons on everything from raising taxes in the county he runs to his personal wealth. She even...
  • Ken Burns, PBS and credibility (Barnicle, Goodwin)

    10/13/2010 8:15:03 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/12/10 | Mark Leccese
    Two weeks ago, a handful of bloggers wrote scathingly about Ken Burns’ use of former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin — two prominent writers who have faced credible plagiarism and fabrication charges that you can read about here, here and here — as prominent interview subjects in Burns’ most recent documentary about baseball, “The Tenth Inning.” Tom Scocca, a blogger for Slate, headlined his September 30 post “Mike Barnicle, Fraud and Plagiarist, Helps Guide America Through Baseball’s Era of Shame.” Scocca, to put it mildly, writes in anger.Speaking of baseball and its scandals, the other...
  • ADL Denounces Carl Paladino's Comments Denigrating Homosexuality

    10/12/2010 12:54:31 PM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 41 replies · 2+ views
    ADL ^ | October 12, 2010
    New York, NY, October 12, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized Carl Paladino for a series of anti-gay remarks, including his assertion that children should not be "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option." Ron Meier, ADL New York Regional Director, issued the following statement: We are appalled by Carl Paladino's comments denigrating homosexuality and suggesting that a homosexual lifestyle is not "valid." His statements are an affront to all New Yorkers, and are particularly disturbing in light of several recent hate crimes targeting the LGBT community in the New York Metropolitan Area....
  • Goodbye Columbus Day, Goodbye Fourth of July!

    10/12/2010 12:45:25 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 16 replies
    The Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only factor still keeping Columbus on the calendar in places like New York is his role in the Italian-American community, which has made many Mayors and Governors reluctant to toss the great explorer completely overboard. But the very fact that Columbus’ place in history now comes down to a single ethnic group’s pride, rather than his role in the discovery and development of the entire country, shows just how fragmented American history has become. While Ferdinand and Isabella may have brought Columbus back in chains, modern day political correctness banishes him to the darkened dungeon of non-personhood, erasing...
  • Woman destroys controversial Jesus print (Gay Jesus Porn)

    10/12/2010 11:05:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/7/2010 | Unattributed
    A female truck driver was arrested after she allegedly ripped up a lithograph at a Colorado museum that purportedly shows Jesus having sex. Kathleen Folden, 56, of Kalispell, Mont., spent the night in the Larimer County jail after being arrested at the Loveland Museum Gallery, The Coloradoan of Fort Collins reported. Police said she used a crowbar to break through the plexiglass protecting the lithograph and then shredded it.
  • Obama’s Radical Past (0's College Years Exposed for the First Time)

    10/12/2010 9:53:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/12/2010 | Stanley Kurtz
    On the afternoon of April 1, 1983, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia University, made his way into the Great Hall of Manhattan’s Cooper Union to attend a “Socialist Scholars Conference.” There Obama discovered his vocation as a community organizer, as well as a political program to guide him throughout his life. The conference itself was not a secret, but it held a secret, for it was there that a demoralized and frustrated socialist movement largely set aside strategies of nationalization and turned increasingly to local organizing as a way around the Reagan presidency — and its own spotty...
  • From the Archives:

    10/11/2010 12:50:07 PM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 6 replies
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | October 10, 2005 | Edward Hudgins
    Many critics argue that Christopher Columbus gave us a devil's bargain. In October 1492 that Italian explorer, working for Spain, opened America to his fellow Europeans. The result: we got a prosperous New World by impoverishing, enslaving and murdering the natives who were already here. But this view fails to distinguish between two types of exploitation—one over other humans and the other over nature: the former which should be expunged from our moral codes and civilized society, the latter which is the essence of morality and civilization. The former form of exploitation was suffered especially by the tens of millions...
  • New York candidate Carl Paladino defends remarks about gays (They Pounce)

    10/11/2010 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 84 replies ^ | Oct 11, 2010 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Republican Carl Paladino, a tea party candidate for governor of New York, said Monday on NBC's "Today" show that he doesn't discriminate against homosexuals. On Sunday, in a discussion of gay marriage at a meeting with Brooklyn Hasidic Jewish leaders, Paladino said children were being "brainwashed" into accepting homosexuality as "valid."
  • Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'

    10/08/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Staff
    A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado. Kathleen Folden was arrested after she smashed an exhibit that depicted Jesus in a lewd act. The exhibit, by artist Enrique Chagoya of Stanford University, had caused outrage among Christians.
  • Skin color linked to social inequality in contemporary Mexico, study shows

    10/06/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    American Sociological Association ^ | October 6, 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 2010 — Despite the popular, state-sponsored ideology that denies the existence of prejudice based on racial or skin color differences in Mexico, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of profound social inequality by skin color. According to the study, individuals with darker skin tones have less education, have lower status jobs, are more likely to live in poverty, and are less likely to be affluent. Andrés Villarreal, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center affiliate, published his findings in the October 2010 issue of...
  • After Big Bang Came Moment of Pure Chaos, Study Finds (order eventually came out of chaos?)

    10/05/2010 10:58:20 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 82 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/05/2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    <p>The universe was in chaos after the Big Bang kick-started the cosmos, a new study suggests.</p> <p>While one might expect the explosion that began the universe to wreak some havoc, scientists mean something very specific when they refer to chaos. In a chaotic system, small changes can cause large-scale effects. A commonly cited example is the "butterfly effect" — the idea that a butterfly beating its wing in Brazil can bring about a tornado in Texas.</p>
  • 5th Circuit: Cheerleader can’t refuse to cheer (for the person who sexually assaulted her)

    A former Silsbee, Texas, high school cheerleader did not have a First Amendment right to refuse to cheer for a basketball player she claimed had sexually assaulted her, a federal appeals court panel has ruled. The student — known in court papers as H.S. — attended a party after a Silsbee High School football game in October 2008, when she was 16. She alleged that several individuals sexually assaulted her, including then-football players Rakheem Bolton, Christian Rountree and an unidentified juvenile. In January 2009, a racially divided grand jury from Hardin County refused to indict the players, who did not...
  • A ‘Pretty Edgy’ Climate Campaign (blowing people up)

    10/04/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2010 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    Hey, in an entertainment universe where a blood-soaked psychopath can be a hero and flesh-munching zombies can be hilarious (to me, too), what’s a few exploding schoolchildren? Late last week, a British climate group released “ No Pressure,” a mini-film aimed at rounding up new recruits to its “10:10″ movement, in which people, schools, companies and other participants pledge to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent in a year. On paper, the project had everything going for it — the screenwriter of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” music by Radiohead, on-screen talent including Gillian Anderson,...
  • It's smut, not art, Loveland protesters say

    10/01/2010 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 32 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/1/10 | Monte Whaley
    LOVELAND — About 25 to 30 residents stood outside the Loveland Museum/Gallery this morning protesting a portion of an exhibit that appears to show Jesus Christ involved in a sex act. "This is not art, it's smut, pure and simple," said Ronald Minto, who said he's not against graphic art per se. But the color lithograph produced by Stanford University's Enrique Chagoya is outright pornography, he said. "This is a museum, not an X-rated book store," said Minto. The lithograph is spread over 12 panels, each about 7- by 7-inches, and is called "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals." It's...
  • Vultures Anderson Cooper and Gay Rights Groups Rush To Exploit Tragic Teen Suicide

    10/01/2010 10:24:05 AM PDT · by gocatholic · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 10/01/10 | Lisa Graas
    As questions abound about why Asher Brown, a 13-year-old public school student in Houston, might have taken his own life, CNN's Anderson Cooper and the gay lobby have both rushed in to capitalize on one of the boy's grieving parents' many claims, that the cause of his death is bullying by students because he was gay. Key points of information are being ignored in the mad rush to point to anti-gay bullying and to the school's alleged failure to address it. State legislators' phones are already lighting up as the gay lobby uses Asher Brown to petition for legislation not...
  • Shame on Family Films?

    10/01/2010 8:49:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | October 1, 2010 | L. Brent Bozell
    Don't read Newsweek magazine while drinking a beverage. A spit take is the obvious first reaction to a column by Julia Baird headlined "The Shame of Family Films." On the Internet, this article is coded as "Why Family Films Are So Sexist." Baird's denunciation of Hollywood's fraction of decent entertainment began: "They have all been smash hits: 'Finding Nemo,' 'Madagascar,' 'Ice Age,' 'Toy Story.' Fish, penguins, rats, stuffed animals, talking toys. All good innocent family fun, right? Sure, except there are few female characters in those films. There are certainly few doing anything meaningful or heroic -- and no, Bo...
  • Some School Anti-Bullying Programs Push Gay Agenda, Christian Group Says

    09/30/2010 3:04:38 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies ^ | September 1, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Gay-rights groups' push for anti-bullying legislation and school programs is an effort to "promote homosexuality to kids," according to a conservative Christian activist organization. The accusation has underscored the conflicting attitudes among some politicians and parents who have lent their support to these policies after a string of deadly bullying episodes across the country. Focus on the Family has accused gay-rights groups of using tolerance and anti-bullying programs to introduce curricula and books into schools that promote political aims such as same-sex marriage. The same groups, it says, lobby for gays and other minority groups to be specifically mentioned in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pedophiles Find a Home for Social Networking -- on Facebook

    09/29/2010 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | September 28, 2010 | Jane Winter
    The world’s largest pro-pedophilia advocacy group uses Facebook to connect with its members throughout the world; to find and exchange photos of children; to hone its members' predatory behavior; and to identify, target and reel in child victims, an investigation by reveals. Facebook says it has a strict policy against the posting of content that supports groups engaged in child exploitation, yet a simple, five-second search on Facebook, conducted on Sept. 23, yielded dozens of pages devoted to the infamous North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). Many of those pages featured numerous photos of unnamed boys, some of whom...
  • Theologian Says Islam, Christianity Share Basic Beliefs

    09/28/2010 1:44:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | Jerome Christenson
    Think of it as a sibling rivalry on a cosmic scale. No two faiths share so many fundamental beliefs as do Christianity and Islam, yet their adherents often appear to be locked in irreconcilable conflict. Noted Islamic theologian and scholar Sheikh Odeh A. Muhawesh shared his view Monday at Winona State University of the similarities and often exaggerated differences between Christians and Muslims.
  • Socialist take over of psychiatry

    09/28/2010 10:57:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | MAINESTATEGOP
    I have been away for 3-4 months from my blog and I had a lot of articles I wanted to publish. For one, The anniversary of the Mutiny on the Bounty was around that time and a friend of mine who is a historical scholar was going to help write an interesting article about mutiny and include some facts about Captain William Bligh and the bounty crew that is not generally known. He would cut away some of the fiction and non fiction that sadly has seeped in thanks to popular fiction and Hollywood influence. I was also going to...
  • Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker (Huffington Post blogger Melissa Petro)

    09/27/2010 5:33:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/27/10 | KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN
    Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hookerBy KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN Last Updated: 6:48 AM, September 27, 2010 Meet Melissa Petro -- the teacher who gives a new twist to "sex ed." The tattooed former hooker and stripper has been teaching art in a Bronx elementary school for three years, The Post has learned. Calling herself a "for mer sex worker," the well-liked teacher has been shockingly up front about her past -- posting online accounts of her sexcapades in Mexico and Lon don. But in her boldest move, the 30-year-old posted an essay this month claiming she also had...
  • Suicide Note Found Online (Drudge title: Man who killed himself left 1,900-page suicide note...)

    09/24/2010 11:46:24 AM PDT · by null and void · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Eric P. Newcomer and Naveen N. Srivatsa
    The man who shot himself on the steps of Memorial Church Saturday morning had published online a 1,905-page document entitled “Suicide Note,” according to his mother. The death of Mitchell L. Heisman, a 35-year-old Somerville resident, on campus was met with shock, and University officials described the incident as “tragic.” “It’s really sad, it was horrible, and these kinds of incidents affect all of us really negatively,” Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds said in an interview yesterday. “This campus is situated in an urban context, and we can’t control these kinds of things.” Born in New York City...