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  • Ontario’s lesbian premier promises to ‘push’ gay acceptance in Catholic schools

    06/28/2014 4:47:07 AM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 06/28/2014 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO -- Ontario’s first elected homosexual premier said earlier this week she will continue to “push” for acceptance of homosexuality in the province’s Catholic schools. Premier Kathleen Wynne made the comment in a video interview with homosexual news service Daily Xtra on Tuesday, the same day she was sworn in as the 25th premier of Ontario at Queen's Park in Toronto. On the video, Daily Xtra’s Margaret Webb said to Wynne, “Now we have a premier of a province whose publicly funded [Catholic] school board doesn’t recognize your relationship or your family. How do we move forward on that?” In...
  • Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?

    05/26/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 52 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 5/23/2014 | Drew DeSilver
    As you scarf down burgers and potato salad this long Memorial Day weekend, consider this: Americans have the cheapest food in history, and that unprecedented abundance is largely responsible for why we’re so fat. According to a new article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Americans in the 1930s spent a quarter of their disposable income on food. That share has fallen steadily through the decades, to the point where today less than 10% of Americans’ disposable dollars go for food. (That varies across income groups, of course: The poorest 20% of Americans still spend about a third of...
  • Schools work to help transgender students fit in

    05/18/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2014 12:04 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood friend, who also identified as transgender, was ready to reveal his secret, too. […] With children rejecting the birth gender at younger ages and the transgender rights movement gaining momentum, schools in districts large and small, conservative and liberal, are working to help transitioning youth fit in without a fuss. California this year became the first state with a law spelling out...
  • Iranian School Teacher Programs Robot to Pray to Allah ... Uses Prop to Brainwash Children

    02/28/2014 11:02:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Wednesday 25 February 2014 | euronews
    Iranian teacher uses hi-tech robot to encourage prayers An Iranian schoolteacher has come up with a novel way of encouraging young children to learn their daily prayers. 27-year-old Akbar Rezaie, who teaches the Quran at the Alborz elementary school in Varamin, near Tehran, took a robotics course and applied his knowledge to help modify an educational robot kit. He says the aim is to provide pupils with a stimulating visual example of a variety of Shi’ite worship. “I used to pray hastily but now I want to pray more slowly like this robot,” said one student. Now, pupils in this...

    11/24/2013 2:30:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-19-13 | Teresa Mull
    I went to a lecture recently presented by the Smithsonian. The subject of the talk was Jack Kerouac’s Francophone roots, and I was expecting lots of intellectual wanna-be Beatniks. Instead I was surrounded by a roomful of typical old lib academics. It felt as though I were living inside of NPR. You know the type: the women are skeletal from not eating meat and from biking too much and have salt and pepper hair which they cut when they decided they hated men and also decided to look like one. They prefer the unkempt, “natural” look to actually bothering to...
  • Freedom of Speech As Long As You Agree With Me

    08/31/2013 9:56:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8-31-13 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Die Gedanken sind frei.” —“Thoughts are Free,” famous German song about freedom of thought, 1810-1820, author unknown Shortly after I arrived in the U.S., I realized that the freedom of speech Americans thought they had, was, let’s just say, with no intention of offending anyone, a figment of their naïve imagination. I was naïve too, having escaped a communist dictatorship, I felt free to speak my objective opinion, thinking that there would be no harmful consequences since my freedom of speech was guaranteed. I felt elated. I did not have to fear the security police day and night; and I...
  • Nudging and Core Curriculum: Obama's Mind Control Begins

    07/31/2013 10:48:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/30/2013 | Maxim Lott
    The federal government is hiring what it calls a "Behavioral Insights Team" that will look for ways to subtly influence people's behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.
  • White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior

    07/30/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style “Behavioral Insights Team” to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs. “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less and help people to achieve their goals,” a document on the government program states, Fox News reported. The document, emailed by White House senior adviser Maya Shankar and obtained by Fox News, also seeks applicants to join the federal government’s behavior modification...
  • FLASHBACK:Eric Holder: Gun Owners Should 'Cower' in Shame Like Smokers

    01/10/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by illiac · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/10/13 | NB Staff
    The hot new video at is 1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In his remarks before the Woman's National Democratic Club, broadcast by CSPAN 2, Holder said people should be ashamed to own guns, just the way that cigarette smokes now "cower outside of buildings" to smoke. "What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way...
  • Oakland’s Radical Occupy Teachers Finally Reveal Their Goal: ‘Abolish Capitalism’

    01/12/2013 6:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    At least the teachers of Occupy Oakland are finally being honest about their political agenda. They’re openly calling for an all-out abolition of capitalism. The Occupy Oakland Education Committee – comprised of public school teachers from the Oakland, California school district – has renamed its publication “ClassRoom Struggle” and its platform TEACH, which stands for “Transform Education, Abolish Capitalism and Heal.” Finally the radical teachers have acknowledged what we’ve been saying all along: they want to end capitalism and replace it with a socialist economy, quite possibly enforced by a totalitarian form of government. And what, precisely, is their strategy?...
  • In '95, Holder called for anti-gun info campaign: 'Brainwash people...'

    12/17/2012 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama promised “meaningful action” to prevent gun violence, but he didn’t explain exactly what that meant. Although a push for some kind of gun control legislation seems likely, there’s also the possibility of an anti-gun “informational campaign” as described in 1995 by then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Holder, now Obama’s attorney general, proposed using various levers of media and pop culture to attach a social stigma to guns, just as smoking has been stigmatized in recent decades. “One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive...
  • Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Homeland Youth

    11/01/2012 8:17:36 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 73 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | October 7, 2012 | Staff
    October 7, 2012Share Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Homeland Youth October 7, 2012. Vicksburg. The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country. On September 13, 2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO! Zombie children sing of horrors of Obamaless Washington. "Future Children Project"

    10/27/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/12 | The Future Children Project
  • Teenage Lobotomies for Obama

    10/02/2012 4:18:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There they go again: scrambling progs are going all-out to salvage what's left of hopenchange, now adrift in a sea of FAIL. And as the presidential race has entered the home-stretch, they're willing to try just about anything. But if asking brides to donate their wedding gifts -or struggling families to chip-in w/ garage-sale proceeds (why not gold fillings?)- didn't creep you out quite enough, the warped Obama campaign's latest youth-themed ad will make you blow chunks. Titled Home for the Holidays: Share Why You're Working to Re-elect President Obama, the grating 60-second spot aims to hone technique and...
  • 'Beatings', sniper nests and a punishment block called ‘The Hole’: Inside Scientology’s strict Sea

    07/03/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/12 | Daniel Bates
    Members are banned from having children, are paid just $50 a week and can be punished for simply looking at somebody the wrong way by being thrown in ‘The Hole’ - two trailers set aside for punishment. It has been investigated by FBI agents looking into human trafficking and one member claimed he was locked in a ship’s hold for 18 hours a day with no food. Holmes is also said to have been alarmed at her daughter being pushed into an academy partly paid for by Will Smith which acts as a feeder to a school popular with Scientologists....
  • Eric Holder 1995 "We must Brainwash People To Be Against Guns"

    06/20/2012 7:27:08 AM PDT · by Tigen · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-19-12 | unknown
    Go to link above for viewing video.
  • “We need to invest in a European identity” (cf. “Soviet People”)

    04/02/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 30.03.12 @ 18:03 | Honor Mahony
    The European Parliament is trying to cultivate a "European identity," with top officials saying that it is the only way to ensure a lasting union between member states. "National systems have very much invested in constructing their own identity," Klaus Welle, the secretary general of the European Parliament told an audience at the Center for European Policy Studies, a think-tank, on Thursday (29 March). "If we want to build a lasting union of solidarity we also need to invest in European identity. We need to understand history as European history and not just as compilation of national histories." Referring to...
  • ERIC HOLDER: "BRAINWASH" THEM: Shocking Video shows Holder Advocating brainwashing kids against guns

    03/22/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies
    WebToday ^ | March 22, 2012 | WebToday
    In one heck of an analogy, then U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C. – Eric Holder – likened guns to cigarettes, saying that perceptions about guns needed to become more stigmatized. He said this during a speech in 1995 and suggested an aggressive advertising campaign to convince the public that this was true. At one point, he literally said that he wanted the advertising to be so pervasive that it would “brainwash” people. To Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), such advocacy on the part of Holder flies in the face of his Constitutional oath. “As...
  • The Vetting - Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.
  • Dissecting a Liberal Smear

    04/26/2011 9:07:53 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 8 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-24-11 | Zazu
    A few months ago Thomas Baker of Tampa Florida was going for a late night jog near his home, he was hoping to get in shape before applying for the army. With him was a large sum of money he got for fixing a car, and a concealed pistol he legally owned. Suddenly, he was confronted by a pair of thugs intent on robbing him. Baker was punched in the face and fell to the ground dazed, he took out a pistol and fired at the attackers killing one of the thugs. Police interviewed Baker, but let him go after...
  • Youth take leading role at Seattle MLK rally

    01/18/2011 7:16:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 18, 2011 | By Olivia Bobrowsky
    Young performers and speakers welcomed thousands of people to Seattle's Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally Monday, painting the decades-old, grass-roots event with a new, youth-oriented focus. "Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man who's still alive in all of our hearts," said Asha Helmstetter, a fifth-grader at Leschi Elementary School, in a speech she wrote herself. "It means having people who believe in hope," Asha, 10, said. "They get together and they make the community by working together." Asha Helmstetter's mother, Waing Waing Helmstetter, said she found extra meaning in her daughter's speech because of her children's mixed...
  • Socialist flyer passed out at UMass Amherst University (Massachusetts) Just Wow!

  • President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009 (A Must Read!)

    Snip... President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009...
  • National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    03/23/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT · by melt · 154 replies · 6,006+ views ^ | 3/23/09 | Kate Phillips
    Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him. In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to...
  • STRAIGHT FROM CPAC: A Speech For The Ages From Rush

    02/28/2009 7:58:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,597+ views
    STRAIGHT FROM CPAC: A Speech for the Ages From Rush Cal Thomas: Rush Limbaugh’s extemporaneous speech to CPAC was a tour de force. It was Reagan-plus. It had vision, passion, humor, ridicule (not only for liberals, but for “conservatives” and Republicans who want to accommodate rather than dominate) and power. Congressional Republicans and those who seek the presidency ought to listen and re-listen to this speech. Rush embodies real leadership: he knows where he wants the country to go and he is unapologetic about giving directions. He properly ridiculed liberals for their abject and proven failure to deliver the poor...
  • Super Bowl, commercial-free, at Islamic Center (Beer & Bikinis Bad)

    01/29/2009 5:53:19 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 1,439+ views
    Herald News ^ | 1/29/09
    Some 250 teenage boys will pile onto the carpet of the Islamic Center of Passaic County on Sunday to catch the Super Bowl on a big screen. But when the much-buzzed-about commercials come on, they won't be watching. A youth leader manning the projector slaps a piece of paper over the lens, blocking out images the center considers inappropriate, such as beers and bikinis. "The purpose is to keep them away from bad influences," said Emad Hamdeh, the youth committee director. "The beer commercials show people happy while drinking; that's not reality." During the self-imposed blackouts, the boy fans don't...
  • All In the Family (College Left-Wing Professors Won't Brainwash Your Kids)

    01/21/2008 8:58:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 92+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | ARTHUR C. BROOKS
    This is an oldie, but still worth sharing in light of the elections and kids going to college this year... --------------------------------------------------- Parents have just sent their kids off to college, full of hope that the knowledge and enlightenment they acquire will prepare them for the rigors of the modern economy. But a worrying possibility is keeping some of these parents--especially the conservative ones--up at night: the prospect that their children will be hopelessly corrupted by the faculty. ..... ..... .... In some schools and departments, faculties are virtually 100% left-wing. It is one thing to lament this ideological lopsidedness in...
  • University of Delaware Requires Students to Undergo Ideological Reeducation

    10/30/2007 7:28:05 PM PDT · by cowtowney · 51 replies · 670+ views
    NEWARK, Del., October 30, 2007—The University of Delaware subjects students in its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The organization cited excerpts from the university's Office of Residence Life Diversity Education Training documents, including the statement: "A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. 'The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class,...
  • What I have been taught in college

    05/12/2007 10:53:28 AM PDT · by rightalien · 48 replies · 2,044+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2007 | Craig B. Goldberg
    Today I finished my third year of college. This time next year I will graduate with a degree in history in secondary education. What have I learned over the past 3 years? Well, I'll tell you. *I've learned that Iran isn't a big threat to Israel or the United States, and that it's all right for them to have nuclear bombs simply because we do. It's only fair. I've learned terrorism is overrated, and that it really isn't a big threat. Bush, on the other hand, uses the same tactics as Hitler and is just as evil and dangerous. *Universal...
  • Anger at gay book for child, 5

    02/08/2007 2:02:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 1,310+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | February 8, 2007
    "The parents do have rights ... but they don't have the right to dictate to the public school system what their children can be exposed to in the way of ideas," Davis said.Officials from a Boston school district have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two couples who claim their parental rights were violated when homosexuality was discussed in their children's classrooms. US District Judge Mark Wolf did not immediately issue a decision in the case from Lexington, but peppered lawyers on both sides with questions and said he understood the importance of the case to...
  • Bozell Blasts Biased Media Coverage: National Press Is 'A Laughingstock'

    11/08/2006 5:10:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 73 replies · 2,099+ views ^ | November 8, 2006 | Greg Sheffield
    Bozell Blasts Biased Media Coverage: National Press Is 'A Laughingstock' Posted by NB Staff on November 8, 2006 - 11:19. MRC President Brent Bozell appeared with other conservative leaders at the National Press Club this morning to urge that the Republican Party respond to their election defeat by returning to their conservative Reaganite roots. During his remarks, Bozell lambasted the national media?s biased campaign coverage, blasting them as ?a laughingstock when it comes to the idea of objective journalism.?Video available (1:13): Real (2.0 MB) or Windows Media (2.3 MB), also MP3 audio (355 KB)In the press conference televised live on...
  • Eugene, Ore., social service agency salvages airport toiletries

    08/26/2006 8:51:43 PM PDT · by antonia · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Oregon ^ | 8/16/2006, 9:11 a.m. PT | AP
    Eugene, Ore., social service agency salvages airport toiletries The Associated Press   EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Airport discards in the response to a terror plot have turned into balm for the homeless in Eugene. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County has started picking up some of the things people have jettisoned for security reasons as they board flights at the Eugene Airport. Charley Harvey, assistant executive director of the charity, dug through trash bags Tuesday and took every bottle of shampoo and shaving cream he could find. The items will be distributed at the organization's First Place...
  • Media a Strong Influence on Teens' Sexual Behavior

    03/22/2006 6:19:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 1,176+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 03.22.06 | Wendy Cloyd
    New study confirms past research; youth often copy what they see on screen. A study published in the March edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health found that kids who regularly view sexualized media are more likely to engage in sexual activity than those who are not exposed.  In addition, such exposure can have just as much influence in a teen's life as parental relationships and religious beliefs. If family relationships are weak, media becomes a "sexual super peer." Daniel Weiss, senior analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the Family Action, said such studies confirm what common...
  • Scientology's War on Psychiatry: Stranger than Fiction

    07/01/2005 9:47:55 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 147 replies · 2,494+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 1, 2005 | Katharine Mieszkowski
    The controversial church, whose founder called shrinks "terrorists" and which labels mental illness a fraud, is closer than you think to implanting its extreme beliefs in the nation's laws and schools. It may be easy to dismiss Tom Cruise's recent outbursts against psychiatry as the ravings of an egomaniacal celebrity. Comedians have certainly had a field day with Cruise, a fervent disciple of the Church of Scientology, ever since he scolded Brooke Shields for taking prescribed medication to treat her postpartum depression and lectured Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, that psychiatry was a "pseudoscience" and antidepressant drugs were...
  • Calling all conservative students! Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace.

    03/01/2005 1:16:49 PM PST · by AIMwrite · 10 replies · 453+ views
    Campus Report Online | 2-22-05 | Campus Report Online
    Do you need to vent? Do you need a platform to express your feelings or document your outrage regarding the direction our educational institutions are heading? is the answer and the forum. Send in your well typed 600-700 word article recounting an outrageous event, comment or assignment by a professor or university official to Campus Report Online. There’s a possibility one of your pieces will be published and read by thousands of visitors of the CRO website. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, provide published writing samples to potential employers and become more active and outspoken against...
  • STRANGE Music Video Seems To Promote, Glorify NORTH KOREAN NAZI-LIKE Regimentation (Gotta See!)

    02/21/2005 3:35:50 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies · 2,351+ views
    If you can stomach it (both via the above link and here):Link: a 2-minute streaming video (broadband recommended), on Windows Media Player, by a U.K. "trance-rap" music group called 'Faithless'.The song is called "I Want More".One would FIRST think this would be pictures of starving North Korean peasants, crying in the Korean language for more rice gruel.But what you will be 'treated' to is a clever if not disgusting tribute to the mass brainwashing in North Korea, particularly in the more privileged capital city of Pyongyang, and 'mass games' in the sports stadium, intense socialist-flavored gymnastics, N.K. soldiers...
  • Woman settles lawsuit after being barred from public pool wearing Muslim garb

    02/18/2005 10:36:31 PM PST · by ambrose · 73 replies · 2,198+ views
    AP ^ | 2.18.05
    Woman settles lawsuit after being barred from public pool wearing Muslim garb LINCOLN, Neb. A Muslim woman in Omaha, Nebraska, says it's nice to feel like part of the community again now that a public swimming pool's dress code has been modified. Lubna Hussein had been barred from accompanying her three children to the pool area because she was fully clothed, even though she wasn't going in the water. It took a federal lawsuit to get dress code altered. The suit, filed by the A-C-L-U, has now been settled and the dress code accommodates religious or medical needs. Hussein says...
  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Here, kitties! Live chow, a grad student no less).

    01/31/2005 9:08:09 AM PST · by dmitry_chernikov · 302 replies · 10,922+ views
    1/31/2005 | Dmitry Chernikov
    I think that it has been well established that "conservatives" or whatever it is they call themselves these days (e.g., storm troopers) in matters concerning politics value little more than the state's power in which they imagine themselves to participate and the supposed glory that war and domestic national securitism brings to them. Now strictly speaking this is a delusion, because their only access to power lies in the accidental agreement of their opinions with those of the managers of the state. This access will evaporate as soon as the state does something that displeases our conservatives. It is always...
  • Murder and Suicide Reviving Claims of Child Abuse in Cult

    01/15/2005 1:56:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 1,087+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2005 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Growing up in the 1970's in a religious cult known around the world as the Children of God, Ricky Rodriguez was revered as "the prince." The group's leaders were his mother and stepfather, and they taught that their son would guide them all when the End Times came. He was so special that his unconventional upbringing - by a collection of often-topless young nannies - was chronicled in "The Davidito Book," which was distributed to cult members as a how-to guide for rearing children. And children the cult had in multitudes.
  • CCF Ad-vises Newsweek Readers: PETA's After Your Child

    07/26/2004 4:37:27 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 8 replies · 429+ views
    Consumer ^ | July 26, 2004 | Unattributed
    Marci Hansen, "youth marketing manager" at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), recently complained to the Lowell Sun in Massachusetts that when it comes to her group's efforts to mold children into anti-meat militants, "Parents are tough." They're especially tough when, as Hansen concedes, parents see PETA's animal-rights creed as "a stage, or a way to rebel." And when your job is to go behind parents' backs to reach their kids, that job is tougher still. In our latest advertisement -- running in the back-to-school section of the latest Newsweek -- we ask parents: "What is PETA teaching...
  • Calif. Gov. not sorry for ‘girlie men’ remark

    07/19/2004 11:26:06 AM PDT · by traumer · 74 replies · 3,249+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 19, 2004
    Democrats blast Schwarzenegger for mocking lawmakers Democrats aren’t amused by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s use of the mocking term “girlie men” to describe some lawmakers, although a spokesman for the governor said no apology would be forthcoming. Schwarzenegger dished out the insult at a rally Saturday as he claimed Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests. Democrats protested that the remark was sexist and homophobic. “If they don’t have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, ’I don’t want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the...
  • Ritalin Nation: Are We Killing Our Children?

    06/15/2004 6:05:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 6/14/04 | John W. Whitehead
    Methylphenidate, a schedule 2 substance, has a high potential for abuse and produces the same effects as cocaine or the amphetamines. Binge use, psychotic episodes, cardiovascular complications and severe psychological addiction have all been associated with methylphenidate. —U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Background Memo (2004) This year, approximately six million children—roughly one out of every eight—will take Ritalin for what is termed “attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder” (ADHD), a condition that was once labeled hyperactivity. However, the drugs that are prescribed for ADHD are cocaine-like stimulants. And according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the human nervous system cannot differentiate between cocaine, amphetamines...

    11/24/2003 7:03:23 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 188+ views
    North Korean TV (Pyongyang) via Japanese TBS TV (Streaming Video) ^ | 24 November 2003 | AmericanInTokyo (sharing Pyongyang TV)
    North Korea reports on its national evening TV news from Pyongyang 23 November(with the usual vitriol and staged excitement), that they have now tabulated the number of honorable titles of respect assigned to the 'Great Leader' dictator Kim Jong-il.The North Korean male TV reporter emotionally announces these have been flooding in "from all over the world." They are such titles of respect and endearment as: "The Undefeated General", and "Wise Man Born of Heaven", and "Teacher of Philosophies", "Son of the Sun", etc. etc. etc., ad nauseum....Please don't take my word for it. VIEW THE BRIEF STREAMING VIDEOS HERE:Cut...
  • Home is no place for school - Homeschool Alert

    09/03/2003 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Damocles · 258 replies · 1,657+ views
    USA Today Op Ed ^ | September 3, 2003 | Dennis Evans
    Home is no place for schoolWed Sep 3, 6:49 AM ET By Dennis L. Evans  The popularity of home schooling, while not significant in terms of the number of children involved, is attracting growing attention from the media, which create the impression that a "movement" is underway. Movement or not, there are compelling reasons to oppose home teaching both for the sake of the children involved and for society. Home schooling is an extension of the misguided notion that "anyone can teach." That notion is simply wrong. Recently, some of our best and brightest college graduates, responding to the altruistic...
  • Seeking bias, truth in media (left wing high school teacher alert)

    04/05/2003 4:47:00 AM PST · by ozone1 · 10 replies · 368+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | 04/05/03 | K.C. Myers
    Seeking bias, truth in media Dennis-Yarmouth students learn how to be educated consumers of news. By K.C. MYERS STAFF WRITER SOUTH YARMOUTH - Can the government use the media to fool the American people? That's what Reade Whinnem has been asking his Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School media students to think about. The class helps students become educated consumers of news. Whinnem's district is one of several around the Cape that offers courses in "media literacy." "Everything has a bias," Whinnem said. "You have to look at everything like it's biased and then look for the truth behind the fiction." That...
  • Soviet Satellite School Brainwashes Teens (The note that floored a jaded political combatant)WOW

    02/18/2003 5:08:43 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 57 replies · 465+ views
    Cornell Review ^ | 2/18/2003 | Joseph J. Sabia
    Soviet Satellite School Brainwashes Teens Every once in awhile, even the most jaded political combatant will have a moment that stops him in his tracks, a moment that makes him say “wow.” These moments are rare. Political animals make a life out of delivering the same arguments over and over again. The monotony is usually only broken by (i) the different contexts in which these arguments can be made or (ii) original, pointed humor. It takes something special to break through the usual political noise. For me, that something special was a shy teenage girl’s note. My “wow” moment came...