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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:http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/11/17/HP/A/40918/House+Science+Technology+Subcommittee+Hearing+on+Climate+Change+Science.aspxh/t 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, www.godhatesfags.com, 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 news.yahoo.com ^ | 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 Amazon.com 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?...