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  • College Displays ‘Privilege Board’ to Taunt White Males

    08/20/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    A prominently displayed bulletin board at Appalachian State University has been taken over by campus collectivists in an effort to encourage certain students to “check their privilege” during their daily walk to class. The board is displayed in the Plemmons Student Union building, which ASU calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus.” The board contains various different posters that condemn white, male, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, and able-bodied persons who are unaware of their inherent societal privilege.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • Planned Parenthood Board Member Works in Office of D.A. Who Is Prosecuting Pro-Life Investigator

    01/27/2016 4:23:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Christian News ^ | 1/27/16 | Heather Clark
    **SNIP** There have also been concerns following the discovery that a prosecutor in the Harris County district attorney's Division of Criminal Family Law also serves as a director on the board of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. According to reports, Lauren Reeder told District Attorney Devon Anderson earlier this year about her work with the abortion giant in order to be "transparent." However, she also said that she didn't see a conflict of interest in the situation. "I don't think there's any conflict in my dual roles in two separate organizations," Reeder told reporters.
  • Jersey City School Board Meeting Gets Heated During Debate Over Closing for Muslim Holiday

    09/21/2015 7:40:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | 9/17/15 | Brian Thompson
    A Jersey City school board meeting Thursday to vote on whether to close for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Sept. 24 turned contentious before the board ultimately decided not to close schools next week. The Jersey City Board of Education had originally proposed to close schools next Thursday so that Muslim students could observe the holiday, and the City Council unanimously supported it a week ago. The academic year would have extended one day to June 23, 2016 as a result. School Principal Does the Nae Nae at Morning Drop-Off But during the nearly four hours of debate...
  • UCLA Student Board Interrogates Candidate Over Jewish Background

    02/25/2015 9:11:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    inn ^ | 2/25/15 | Tova Dvorin
    A student's Jewish affiliation became the subject of a heated debate at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) earlier this month, after the student government nearly scrapped her acceptance due to her background. Student Rachel Beyda applied to be a member of the UCLA Judicial Board in February, and presented herself as a candidate in front of the Board. However, the meeting quickly dissolved into a debate over whether her Jewish background and affiliation with Jewish life on campus is a "conflict of interest," as can be seen in the video below. The debate begins at 47:30.
  • NRA Board Member Tom King Laments Rhetoric At Pro-Gun Rallies

    04/01/2014 7:35:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 3/31/14 | Herschel Smith
    NY Daily News: In my “Albany Insider” column today, I wrote how Tom King, the head of the state Rifle & Pistol Association, was critical of the increasingly angry and inflammatory rhetoric at pro-gun rallies. King said he fears that the ugliness that has popped up at the rallies is actually hurting the pro-gun cause. He also said it’s time to stop the rallies, arguing that they won’t result in a repeal of the SAFE Act. He wants to instead focus on trying to get the law struck down in the court … I won’t post his silly letter, but...
  • Missouri state fair board!

    08/13/2013 7:39:43 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 14 replies
    8-13-13 | self
    So in Missouri we have a state fair board that is administering social justice, sensitivity training, not to mention life time bans for freedom of speech: to rodeo clowns! So I am asking for any and all information on these board members, and how they get their jobs. I know, I should find out myself. But, I support 5 kids and a stay-at-home wife. So if you have a few minutes to help, lets multiply our time and be effective. Tomorrow, I will talk to local chapters (they are already pissed and active), to get them focused on details. All...
  • Newspaper Censorship in America: Is this Celebrated Advice Columnist a Criminal? [video only]

    07/18/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 7-16-2013 | InstituteForJustice
    In May 2013, John Rosemond — America's longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky's crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice. On July 17, 2013, John joined the Institute for Justice to fight back...
  • Mysterious privacy board touted by Obama has deep government ties

    06/21/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/21/13 | Dan Roberts
    The body charged by President Obama with protecting the civil liberties and privacy of the American people exists in shadows almost as dark as the intelligence agencies it is designed to oversee. The Privacy & Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) was due to meet Obama at the White House on Friday afternoon at 3pm in the situation room to discuss growing concerns over US surveillance of phone and internet records – or, at least, that´s what unnamed "senior administration officials" said would happen. The meeting did not appear on the president´s official diary issued to journalists, nor has
  • Fontana School Board OKs High-Powered Rifles

    02/28/2013 9:20:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/28/13 | Kellan Connor
    FONTANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Controversy is heating up in over 14 high-powered, semi-automatic rifles purchased by school police in Fontana. The $19,000 worth of weaponry was purchased a few months ago by the Fontana Unified School District Police Chief Billy Green. The rifles were ordered back in October — before the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn. — but officials say they hope they’ll prevent any future tragedies. Some school board members objected to the move at the time, but on Wednesday night, the board voted unanimously in favor of dispatching the rifles.
  • White House White Board Video Explanation of The Tax Cliff Deal

    01/03/2013 11:15:42 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    White House ^ | 1/3/2013 | Brian Deese
    Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, explains the bi-partisan deal that was recently completed in Washington and outlines what the deal means for the economy and how it met President Obama's key economic priorities. The deal makes the tax code the most "progressive" it has been in decades by ... I. Keeping taxes low on middle class with: [a] Permanent low rates for middle class families [b] Continued earned income and child tax credits putting money in the pockets of people who need it most [c] "Fixes" to the Alternative Minimum Tax which has threatened middle class...
  • Lawmakers seek MATC shake-up

    03/02/2012 9:21:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-2-12 | Karen Herzog
    Two state Republican lawmakers are leading an eleventh-hour charge to change the makeup of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Board, saying they want to build a stronger partnership with the business community. The legislation would increase official representation of area businesses from two to five of the nine MATC board seats, and would change who appoints board members. The proposal faces a backlash before a key Assembly committee vote Thursday that could keep it from reaching the floor of the Legislature before the regular session ends March 15. Critics argue that businesses already are represented in the experience of board...
  • Knox Endorses Heil in NRA Elections

    01/28/2012 10:00:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 27 January, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Knox Endorses Heil in NRA Elections As magazines containing ballots for the 2012 NRA Board of Directors Election have been arriving in people’s mail boxes over the past week (if you got a ballot, you’re eligible to vote – if you didn’t you aren’t) I have been receiving requests for guidance as to which candidates I feel are worth supporting. This year I am only endorsing one candidate, Maria Heil, and asking voting members of NRA to cast ballots with only Mrs. Heil’s name marked. While I do not know Mrs. Heil personally, she comes highly recommended by friends whose...
  • Suspension gap riles St. Paul school board

    11/28/2011 2:36:46 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 11-25-11 | DAAREL BURNETTE II
    About 15 percent of black students in St. Paul were suspended at least once last year, compared with 3 percent of whites. To address the problem, the district decided in 2009 to spend about $450,000 of $58 million it received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to institute the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The program requires administrators and teachers to periodically evaluate their school rules and determine which ones call for suspensions and which call for lesser punishments. They're also encouraged to be more explicit about what is expected of students in order to be successful...
  • NC Freepers, DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTION TODAY (Oct 11)?

    10/11/2011 4:15:50 AM PDT · by RangerM · 5 replies
    Do you live in North Carolina? You may have an election today! Please visit your local county's GOP or board of election website. I live in Wake County. Most important, the balance of power on the School Board could be shifted today.
  • National Labor Relations Board Sued for Documents Concerning Boeing Lawsuit

    08/25/2011 8:17:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/25/11 | Tom Fitton
    It probably would not surprise you to learn that the Obama administration is apparently using the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as a battering ram to aid powerful (and financially supportive) unions. The target is the Boeing Corporation. And Judicial Watch has launched a full investigation into the matter. On Monday, August 15, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the NLRB to obtain records concerning the agency’s decision to file its lawsuit against Seattle-based Boeing for opening a $750 million non-union assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina to manufacture its Dreamliner plane
  • Medicare Payment Board Draws Brickbats (Independent Payment Advisory Board = rationing)

    07/12/2011 3:59:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    GPB ^ | 7/12/11 | Julie Rovner
    Medicare Payment Board Draws BrickbatsBy Julie Rovner Tue., July 12, 2011 3:00am (EDT) One thing both Democrats and Republicans agree on is that they can't solve the deficit problem without slowing the growth of the massive Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. But here's an irony. Republicans and a growing number of Democrats also seem to agree that they don't like the one aspect of last year's Affordable Care Act that actually would effectively reduce Medicare spending. It's called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB for short. Republicans hate it. A lot. "I believe it is a rationing...
  • Obama's IPAB Board Will Control Medicare Decisions

    05/27/2011 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/27/11 | Betsy McCaughey
    A toxic political strategy is spreading across the land, one that involves Medicare. It threatens to bamboozle voters and allow the 2012 election to turn on a lie. Democrats are making the obscenely false claim that they will "save Medicare as we've known it." On Wednesday, Democrats used this deceptive strategy to take the special election in the 26th congressional district in western New York. Sadly, this corrupt strategy is likey to be repeated. Voters need to know the facts. The truth is, the Obama health law, passed by Democrats last year, already eviscerated Medicare — though seniors won't feel...
  • Washington Lawyer Seeks Revenge Against School Board Members

    01/14/2011 8:59:46 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    ToTheCenter ^ | 1/14/11
    Aaron Titus, a Washington, D.C. lawyer, received a phone call at 4:33am on Wednesday. The automated call informed the lawyer that it was a snow day and schools would be open two hours late. It was a message Titus knew prior to sleeping that night. The next day, Titus, angry at the invasion, decided to get even with the school board. The 31-year-old father arranged for an automated message of his own. By researching a robocall company online, he taped a message and listed phone numbers to various school board members. One of the numbers was to the Superintendent, William...
  • Examination of NPR Board Finds Overwhelming Liberal Dominance

    11/09/2010 11:36:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 11/9/10 | Lachlan Markay
    An examination of both the board of NPR's non-profit foundation and its national board of directors recently found that their members are overwhelmingly - almost uniformly - adherents to various left-wing ideologies. National Review's Matthew Shaffer conducted the examination. He found that "nearly all have demonstrably liberal political sympathies, with heavy support for the Democratic party, pro-abortion-rights groups, and environmental activism in particular." It is important to remember that these two boards do not dictate content. Still, even if their politics are only incidental to NPR's liberal slant, the near-uniformity of their political views suggests that NPR attracts people with...
  • Germany Accuses US of Indirectly Manipulating Dollar ( Financial Stability Board)

    10/23/2010 2:40:31 PM PDT · by goldendays · 18 replies · 3+ views ^ | 10/23/2010 | Reuters
    Germany Accuses US of Indirectly Manipulating Dollar By: Reuters German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle on Saturday took issue with what he called a U.S. policy of increasing liquidity, saying it indirectly manipulated exchange rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to embark on a fresh round of asset purchases to prop up the economy. AP "There was criticism of the American policy of monetary easing, or creating more liquidity," Bruederle said after a meeting in South Korea of finance officials from the Group of 20 economic powers. "I tried to make clear in my contribution to the discussion that...
  • Unions are desperate for a tax-paid pension bailout( unions need a bailout and fast)

    10/19/2010 11:13:59 AM PDT · by goldendays · 34 replies ^ | 10/18/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    When it comes to accounting, the devil is in the details. A new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) rule taking effect in December requires greater transparency for union pension plans and threatens to bankrupt organized labor. In order to survive, unions need a bailout and fast. This presents a political problem -- if unions go bankrupt, so do Democrats. Eleven of the top 20 largest political contributors are labor unions, and nearly all of that money is spent campaigning against Republicans. By bailing out unions, Democrats are bailing out themselves. Unions have known for years that their multiemployer pension plans...
  • Riverside water board candidate believed to be Nazi

    10/17/2010 9:34:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | 10/17/10 | ALICIA ROBINSON
    Riverside resident Jeff Hall's run for a seat on a local water board has so far been under the radar. He didn't submit a statement about himself for the official voter guide, nor did he attend a candidates forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, and the only way he is represented on the ballot is with his name -- no title or occupation are listed, unlike most other candidates on the fall ballot. Next to nothing is known about Jeff Hall, the candidate. But Jeff Hall, the head of a neo-Nazi group, is well-known in Riverside. As leader...
  • Help Get Linda Walker On NRA Board of Directors

    08/05/2010 6:24:38 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 4 August, 2010 | Linda Walker
    Ohio - -( I’m Linda Walker, Central Ohio Chair of Buckeye Firearms Association, and I’m running for the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. I have been part of Buckeye Firearm’s leadership team nearly from the beginning of the organization. I have spent a lot of time in the Statehouse fighting for our Second Amendment Rights through both hearings and meetings. I generally attend every hearing for firearms legislation, which has amounted to hundreds of hours in Ohio’s Statehouse. Part of being on “the team” has entailed attending one-on-one meetings with various State Representatives, Senators and candidates; working...
  • Defense board to recommend that Gates eliminate Joint Forces Command

    07/23/2010 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    the hill ^ | 7/23/10 | Roxana Tiron
    A Pentagon advisory board is expected to recommend that Defense Secretary Robert Gates eliminate the Joint Forces Command as part of a drive to cut Pentagon bloat. The Defense Business Board (DBB), the Pentagon’s independent board of economic and business advisers, has been tasked by Gates to recommend options for reducing the Pentagon’s overhead, or indirect operating expenses. The board is also expected to offer recommendations on making the Pentagon’s business operations more efficient.
  • Gibbs: Obama hasn't talked to Hayward because BP board calls the shots

    06/09/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 149+ views
    wapo ^ | 6/9/10 | Michael D. Shear
    When President Obama was asked by NBC's Matt Lauer why he had not yet called the CEO of BP about the Gulf oil spill, he said he assumed CEO's just told presidents things they wanted to hear. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had another answer. Gibbs said Obama hasn't called CEO Tony Hayward because -- according to what Gibbs called the "executive structure of corporate governance" -- the CEO alone isn't the final word on company decisions, which are made by the board of directors.
  • S.F. Board of Supervisors call for Arizona boycott

    05/12/2010 9:14:57 AM PDT · by alexandria · 38 replies · 674+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Rachel Gordon, John Coté
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took a symbolic jab at Arizona Tuesday for passing a controversial law last month that gives law enforcement authorities in the Grand Canyon State broad powers to check a person's immigration status. Critics fear the law will lead to racial profiling. San Francisco supervisors, on a 10-1 vote, approved a nonbinding resolution that calls for a boycott of Arizona-based businesses. It asks for, but does not demand, that city departments refrain from entering into new contracts or extending existing ones with companies headquartered in Arizona, unless severing those ties would result in significant costs...
  • Doctors' board bans work on death row

    05/02/2010 6:53:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 618+ views
    politfi ^ | 5/2/10 | ROB STEIN
    WASHINGTON: An American doctors organisation has quietly decided to revoke the certification of any member who participates in executing a prisoner by lethal injection.
  • County election board determines Clerk's fate

    04/17/2010 5:30:38 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 347+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 04/17/2010 | mark shoffner
    Huntington Indiana's election board met yesterday evening to discuss the actions of County Clerk Fran Felts. Reported here earlier this week, this meeting was set after an earlier cancellation.
  • Court Upholds Ban on Wearing of Political Buttons by Teachers

    01/26/2010 11:10:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 677+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | By Noeleen G. Walder
    A regulation barring New York City teachers from wearing political campaign buttons in public high schools does not violate their constitutional right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled. Rejecting the teachers' argument that high school students would "spontaneously understand" that the buttons were not part of the curriculum, Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held that the plaintiffs had "offered no admissible evidence to undermine" the city's argument that "displays of political partisanship by teachers in the schools" could "influence children and impinge on the rights of students to learn in an environment free of partisan political influence."...
  • Officials: Somali Tried to Board Flight With Explosives Last Month

    12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies · 2,806+ views ^ | 12/30/09 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner. Police spokesman Abdulahi Hassan Barise says the suspect was arrested before the Nov. 13 Daallo Airlines flight departed. It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai.
  • $347 Million Court Tower Boondoggle Hurts Taxpayers

    07/22/2009 6:52:52 PM PDT · by redinarizona · 1 replies · 357+ views
    AIA ^ | July 23, 2009 | Arizonans in Action
    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is spending $347 million to construct what they refer to as a “state of the art” brand-new court tower. Yet, many taxpayers are unaware of the details behind this project and the reason why this project continues may be found in the money.Maricopa County is facing a $138.2 million budget shortfall. In response, numerous county employees have been laid off in recent months, including 40 Superior Court employees that would staff some of these offices to be featured in the court tower. Also, county law enforcement has been cut by 15% and Sheriff...
  • Censorship in Texas: Fighting Academic and Religious Discrimination

    04/22/2009 9:19:09 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies · 470+ views
    ICR ^ | May 2009 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D.
    Censorship in Texas: Fighting Academic and Religious Discrimination by James J. S. Johnson, J.D.* "Stop the presses!" That was one of the effects of the decision of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in Austin, Texas, on April 24, 2008, when the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School (ICRGS) was told that it could not move its 27-year-old Master of Science program to Texas, nor could it recruit students from Texas to apply to its California graduate school. Why? Because ICRGS does not teach science from an evolution-only viewpoint...
  • Calling Ronald Wetherington’s Bluffs About Human Evolution (Texas Board of Ed. Testimony)

    04/11/2009 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 75 replies · 1,789+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 9, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Texas Hold ’Em Part III: Calling Ronald Wetherington’s Bluffs About Human Evolution in His January Texas State Board of Education Testimony As a final installment in my “Texas Hold ‘Em” series calling the bluffs of Texas evolutionists, I’d like to highlight one section from Discovery Institute’s rebuttal to Ronald Wetherington’s Testimony before the Texas State Board of Education (TSBOE). Wetherington, who is a professor of anthropology at SMU, testified extensively to the TSBOE about human evolution, his area of expertise. Wetherington stated regarding human origins that we have “arguably the most complete sequence of fossil succession of any mammal in...
  • Natural Selection Studies Based on Bad Statistics (Can the Darwin Party get anything right?)

    03/31/2009 5:23:48 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 744+ views
    CEH ^ | March 30, 2009
    Natural Selection Studies Based on Bad Statistics March 30, 2009 — Hundreds of studies claiming to show natural selection may be wrong, say scientists from Penn State and Japan.  PhysOrg reported today that “several statistical methods commonly used by biologists to detect natural selection at the molecular level tend to produce incorrect results.”  Many studies of human evolution have relied on these flawed methods.  If the methods were wrong, the conclusions are unreliable.  “Of course, we would never say that natural selection is not happening, but we are saying that these statistical methods can lead scientists to make erroneous inferences,”...
  • Using Religion to Suppress Debate on Evolution

    03/30/2009 8:31:35 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 1,991+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | John G. West
    Using Religion to Suppress Debate on Evolution By John G. West Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute Evolution was back in the headlines this week as the Texas State Board of Education voted 13-2 to require students to "analyze and evaluate" major evolutionary concepts such as common ancestry, natural selection, and mutations, as well as adopting a critical thinking standard calling on students to "critique" and examine "all sides of scientific evidence." The vote was a loss for defenders of evolution who had pushed the Board to strip the "analyze and evaluate" language from the evolution standards and gut the overall critical...
  • Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas

    03/30/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 198 replies · 1,959+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | March 29, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas The New York Times got the preview story wrong, and the Washington Post editorial writer probably was too rushed to question the charges of "creationism" coming from the National Center for Science Education, the Darwin-only lobby. So this week's important decisions by the Texas Board of Education (TBOE) on how to teach evolution were predicated in the media by the big question of whether teachers should provide both "strengths and weaknesses" of Darwin's theory. Those words might sound benign, readers were told, but they really are "code words" (take the press' word for it) for...
  • Texas State Board of Education Votes To Require Students to Analyze and Evaluate Evolution

    01/23/2009 9:39:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 123 replies · 1,256+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | January 22, 2009
    Texas State Board of Education Votes To Require Students to Analyze and Evaluate Evolution By: Staff Discovery Institute January 22, 2009 AUSTIN, TX--The Texas State Board of Education today voted to require students to analyze and evaluate common ancestry and natural selection, both key components of modern evolutionary theory. The surprising vote came after the Board failed to reinstate language in the overall science standards explicitly requiring coverage of the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories. "The Texas Board of Education took one step back and two steps forward today," said Dr. John West of the Discovery Institute. "While we...
  • California Set to Adopt Sweeping Global Warming Plan

    12/11/2008 7:42:36 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 1,670+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/11/08
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's utilities, refineries and large factories must transform their operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new climate plan before state regulators. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board was expected to adopt what would be the nation's most sweeping global warming plan, outlining for the first time how individuals and businesses would meet a landmark 2006 law that made the state a leader on global climate change. It would hold California's worst polluters accountable for the heat-trapping emissions they produce _ transforming how people travel, utilities generate power and businesses use electricity. At...
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | 12/11/08 |
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • Texas 'Freedom' Network, UT Professor Oppose Academic Freedom in Public Schools (Creation/Evolution)

    11/26/2008 10:28:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 443+ views
    ICR ^ | November 2008 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The upcoming battle over what public science textbooks should teach promises to be no less contentious than the battles of the past. The Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing Wednesday, November 19, 2008, about the state’s science standards, which Board members will vote on early next year. Some interest groups are outraged that certain individuals still do not believe that particles developed into people all by themselves, and they are gathering their arguments to influence the Board, whose decision will affect millions of schoolchildren’s science curricula. One such group—Texas Freedom Network (TFN), billing itself as “A Mainstream...
  • Interesting Times

    10/08/2008 7:42:49 AM PDT · by Federalist 2008 · 5 replies · 532+ views
    “May you live in interesting times.” No one knows with certainty if this proverb is a famous Chinese curse or not. However, one can certainly accept the fact that these times are indeed interesting…meaning troubled…in many spheres including economics and international broadcasting. While the fine points of US international broadcasting are debated among a fairly small circle of interested participants and observers, the globalized financial markets appear to be poised on the brink of collapse. What’s the connection? Not long ago, a book was published with the title “Dow 36,000.” This book was authored by James Glassman, the most recent...
  • Board Suggestion

    10/02/2008 7:31:16 AM PDT · by PAR · 10 replies · 1,108+ views
    Vanity | PAR
    Moderator- Following is a suggestion to add a feature to this board. Feel free to move this as it is clearly not news. I post it here because I hope that it will generate the greatest amount of feedback. I have no programming experience whatsoever so I don't know if it is possible or if it were possible if it can be done cost effectively, but the suggestion would be to rate the stories posted on a scale from 1 to 10 and then show the top rated stories in a sidebar similar to the "Breaking News" sidebars on the...
  • Extreme Financial Crises in the State of Nevada!

    09/21/2008 2:14:11 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 3 replies · 293+ views
    John Schutt ^ | 09/2/08 | Steve Sanson
    Extreme Financial Crises in the State of Nevada! In a time of extreme financial crisis in the State of Nevada those most critical of the Governor and other elected officials fail to be looking in those areas most responsible for wasteful spending. The first person that comes to mind is Jim Rodgers. Rodgers continually asks for more money for education, but when was the last time he asked one of his reporters to investigate the Clark County School District and the rampant wasteful spending? In what appears to be a case of “school board gone wild”, the school district keeps...
  • New board of imams to tackle extremists

    07/14/2008 4:36:35 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 398+ views ^ | July 13, 2008 | Marie Woolf
    The government is to sponsor a theological board of leading imams and Muslim women in an attempt to refute the ideology of violent extremists. The committee, to be announced this week, will issue pronouncements on areas such as wearing the hijab and the treatment of wives and is part of a government strategy to counter radicalism. It will rule on interpretation of the Koran and promote the moderate strain of Islam practised by most British Muslims. It will also comment on controversial issues affecting Muslims living in Britain, including whether or not they should serve in the armed forces. Its...
  • Bryan Republican named chairman of State Board of Education

    07/18/2007 3:33:07 AM PDT · by balch3 · 229+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 18. 2007 | AP
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry's appointment of Don McLeroy as chairman of the State Board of Education drew mixed reactions from some members and observers of the board, which sets policies for the Texas public school system. McLeroy, a Republican dentist from Bryan, has served on the board for the past eight years and is a past vice chairman. One supporter called him a "solid conservative," while a critic labeled him an "ideologue" with an agenda. Perry spokesman Robert Black on Tuesday called McLeroy "a principled leader who will do a great job." McLeroy was re-elected last fall to the...
  • In boardroom, Hillary Clinton pushed for women But was silent on union issue (Walmart)

    05/22/2007 10:45:18 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 9 replies · 872+ views
    New York Times News Service ^ | May 20, 2007 | By Michael Barbaro
    Senator Hillary Clinton... rarely discusses her Wal-Mart tenure... In 1986, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, had a problem. He was under growing pressure from shareholders -- and his wife, Helen -- to appoint a woman to the company's 15-member board of directors. So Walton turned to a young lawyer who just happened to be married to the governor of Arkansas, where Wal-Mart is based: Hillary Clinton. Clinton's six-year tenure as a director of Wal-Mart... remains a little known chapter in her closely scrutinized career... Fellow board members and company executives... say Clinton used her position to champion personal causes,...
  • World Bank's Wolfowitz stands firm

    04/30/2007 12:32:47 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 540+ views
    Reuters ^ | 30 April 2007 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz lashed back at critics Monday who he alleged were conducting a "smear campaign" against him and vowed he would not resign over what he termed unfair charges. In a statement to an investigating bank panel looking into whether he broke ethical and other rules in a pay-and-promotion deal he directed for his girlfriend, Wolfowitz said the treatment of the issue has become "circus like." Video More video Iraq war architect clings to his World Bank job amid a corruption probe. CNN's Zain Verjee reports (April 20) Play video "I, for one, would...
  • Universal Health names ex-Sen. Rick Santorum to board

    04/16/2007 7:50:48 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 7 replies · 706+ views (by Dow Jones) ^ | 4/16/07 | Gabriel Madway
    Universal Health names ex-Sen. Rick Santorum to board By Gabriel Madway Last Update: 5:06 PM ET Apr 16, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Universal Health Services Inc. said late Monday former Senator Rick Santorum has been appointed as a director. Santorum, who served in the Senate from 1995 until 2007, becomes the King of Prussia, Pa.-based hospital operator's ninth board member.
  • Complaint filed in Elections Board vote

    12/22/2006 7:50:24 AM PST · by KCRW · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12/21/2006 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - The executive director of the state Republican Party filed a notarized complaint today that members of the state Elections Board broke the open meetings law, seven weeks after Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher said he had evidence showing a violation. Rick Wiley, who heads the party, submitted a complaint that says members of the board agreed to vote to punish the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green before an Aug. 30 meeting. Because those members constituted a majority of those voting, their agreement was illegal, Bucher has said.