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  • NFL adds all-pro lawyer to inquiry into Patriots

    01/23/2015 9:26:48 PM PST · by Colofornian · 111 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | Owen Boss
    The NFL is upping the stakes in its probe of the New England Patriots and unleashing one of the country’s top lawyers and a high-powered investigative firm to uncover the truth behind a scandal that has cast a dark cloud over the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl. League officials broke their silence on the Deflategate scandal yesterday, announcing that high-powered white-collar crime lawyer Ted Wells will join NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash on the investigation into whether the Pats knowingly used under-inflated footballs in the American Football Conference championship game. “He is one of the premier...
  • NFL: 11 Of 12 Patriots Footballs Used Sunday Were “Under-Inflated”

    01/21/2015 2:15:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 1-21-2015 | Grant
    Chris Mortensen reports, the NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources. The league says the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts. They say that 11 balls were under-inflated by two pounds each, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “We are not commenting at this time,” Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, said to ESPN.
  • Facebook now crops up in a third of divorce cases over cheating and old flames

    01/20/2015 2:24:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1/20/2015 | Samantha Yule
    Facebook unwittingly provides evidence of infidelity and new relationships, helps track people’s movements and records expenditure on everything from cars to holidays. Facebook is now cited in a third of all divorce cases, research has shown. A survey of legal firms’ caseloads revealed the social network is increasingly relied upon as proof of inappropriate behaviour. Facebook unwittingly provides evidence of infidelity and new relationships, helps track people’s movements and records expenditure on everything from cars to holidays. Leeds law firm Lake Legal said many cases revolved around social media users who got back in touch with old flames they hadn’t...
  • NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

    01/19/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Fox News
    The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch. “The NFL is investigating the possibility,”...
  • Help Us Restore Election Integrity (MN-MVA)

    12/28/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Minnesota Voters Alliance ^ | 12-10-14 | Andrew Cilek
    Formed in 2005, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) is the only conservative organization in Minnesota, and one of a few in the nation, dedicated solely to expanding liberty through legal action, determined to strike at the liberal forces which degrade and reduce our freedoms. A critical component of that dedication is the ability to pursue an objective for as long as it takes to win. So, while we have achieved several recent victories in other cases, our commitment to changing Minnesota’s defective Election-Day Registration (EDR) laws continues in full force. Today, I am requesting your support for our impending lawsuits...
  • Little League champs face new allegations of cheating

    12/24/2014 9:36:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Mike Oz
    Jackie Robinson West, the Chicago-based Little League World Series U.S. champs, are facing more allegations of gaming the system in order to field a team with the best local players. Last week, a clash between Jackie Robinson West and a neighboring rival went public, as Chris Janes of Evergreen Park Little League, accused Jackie Robinson West of using ringers from outside its boundaries. Little League International, however, scoffed at Janes' claims, saying it had looked into the players' residency and it considered the issue closed. Now there's a new story out from DNA Chicago, in which reporter Mark Konkol spends...
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • [Rep. Colorado Sec. of State] Scott Gessler's visit prompts Boulder County ballot policy change

    11/05/2014 6:09:21 AM PST · by catnipman · 7 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 11/4/2014 | Joe Rubino
    A morning visit from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Election Day prompted a last-minute change to the ballot verification process at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Gessler arrived at the Boulder office, 1750 33rd St., around 10:30 a.m. and had a closed-door meeting with Clerk Hillary Hall. His visit followed complaints from Boulder County Republicans that their party was not equally represented on bipartisan election judge teams, and a lawsuit filed — and dismissed — Monday alleging deficiencies in the oversight of ballot signature verification in the county. ...
  • Republican Candidates - If There is Fraud, DON'T CONCEDE! (Vanity/Opinion)

    10/31/2014 12:34:17 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10-31-14 | Enterprise
    Republicans, if you determine that there is fraud in your election, DON'T CONCEDE, even AFTER a judge rules that you lost.
  • Oh My: Study Reveals Significant Number of Non-Citizens Vote in US Elections

    10/28/2014 9:14:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Electoral cheating is not the "myth" the Left pretends it is ... More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. ... Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities...
  • U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes (Guess which department?)

    10/23/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/2014 | SARAH LYALL
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It was November 2009, and alarm was spreading among the academic counselors charged with bolstering the grades of football players at the University of North Carolina. For years the players and others had been receiving A’s and B’s in nonexistent classes in the African studies department, but the administrator who had set up and run the fake classes had just retired, taking all those easy grades with her. The counselors convened a meeting of the university’s football coaches, using a PowerPoint presentation to drive home the notion that the classes “had played a large role in...
  • Denver Census staffer brings data falsification to light

    10/07/2014 9:14:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    NYP ^ | October 6, 2014 | John Crudele
    A field supervisor in the Census Bureau’s Denver region has informed her organization’s higher-ups, the head of the Commerce Department and congressional investigators that she believes economic data collected by her office is being falsified. And this whistleblower — who asked that I not identify her — said her bosses in Denver ignored her warnings even after she provided details of wrongdoing by three different survey takers. The three continued to collect data even after she reported them. ... Census is broken up into six regions. Cheating has already been proven in the Philadelphia region. And with this whistleblower’s letter,...
  • WARNING ~~~~RIP OFF AT THE PUMPS

    08/29/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 85 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    Got this from a email friend today. She says . . . I ALWAYS check the first gallon before pumping more – simply to MATCH the PRICE (advertised) against the ONE gallon pumped into my car. – I “caught” a SHELL station (here in Mesa, Arizona) that had the price 12 cents per gallon HIGHER than the advertised price on the pump AND the sign out front. – I called the local Department of Agriculture (weights and measures division) from my cell phone immediately – waiting for them to show up. They did, some 20 minutes later. The Department taped...
  • Pre-Trial Motions Begin In GA Test Cheating Trial (Atlanta publik skools)

    08/13/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WSPA ^ | 8/13/14
    ATLANTA (AP) - Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. **SNIP** Twelve former administrators, principals, testing coordinators and teachers face racketeering charges. Individual charges include influencing witnesses and lying to state investigators. Former superintendent Beverly Hall has cancer and a judge has delayed her trial.
  • 4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results

    07/11/2014 7:55:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Xfinity ^ | 7-11-14
    Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the surname of her Thai father, she finished a distant last among the 67 racers who completed the two runs in the Olympic giant slalom. To earn enough points to be eligible for the games in February, she had to compete in official races in Sweden, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland. The Slovenian Ski Association said Friday it found evidence indicating that the races it hosted...
  • UCLA: The Cheating Strategies of a Racist College

    06/03/2014 8:14:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every professor knows that you can’t prevent students from cheating. Every safeguard can be overcome. Only the ethical makeup of a student will prevent him from cheating. The same is true of a university. Unfortunately UCLA had its own sense of ethics which not only made cheating ethical and mandatory, but also made covering up that cheating equally ethical and mandatory.Tim Groseclose’s “Cheating: An Insider’s Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA” exposes how the school dodged California’s ban on racial preferences. Groseclose, a professor of American Politics, saw the abuses up close while on the admissions...
  • Principal, 4 teachers charged in cheating scandal

    05/08/2014 4:31:43 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    philly.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Craig R. McCoy and Kristen A. Graham
    Update: The principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section have been charged with fostering a culture of cheating on standardized state tests there over a 5-year period, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday. Kane said the educators changed student answers, provided test answers to students and improperly reviewed Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test questions before giving the tests. After the cheating stopped in 2012, the schools test scored dropped dramatically, Kane noted. In 2008-09 state proficiency tests, Cayuga's fourth graders excelled: 88.8% pass math and 83.9% pass reading. By 2012-13, the most...
  • Opponents of voter ID laws see time to fight running out

    04/30/2014 1:38:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/30/14 | Mike Lillis
    Critics of tough voter ID laws are running out of time and options in their efforts to knock down those barriers ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Opponents got good news last week, when a state judge struck down Arkansas’s law, and another jolt Tuesday, when a federal judge ruled Wisconsin’s law, which wasn’t yet in effect, was unconstitutional. But their enthusiasm could be short-lived. At least eight states are still slated to have strict photo ID requirements in place in November, leading voting rights advocates to send dire warnings about potential disenfranchisement at the polls this year. Yet on...
  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    03/28/2014 3:07:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-27-14 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported. A 10th commander, the senior officer at the base, resigned and will retire from the Air Force. Air Force officials called the discipline unprecedented in the history of America's intercontinental ballistic missile force. The Associated Press last year revealed a series of security and other problems in the ICBM force, including a failed safety...
  • Military Ethics Lapses

    02/08/2014 7:40:50 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 8, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Cheating scandals have recently rocked the Air Force and Navy and the resulting press coverage has, unfortunately, stained the honor and the integrity of the entire military. The majority of Americans have faith and pride in the men and women who selflessly serve this nation. The negative press doesn’t represent the overwhelming majority of service members. Recent scandals may be an indication of a systemic problem within the forces. Service members are expected to have honor and integrity and are the only individuals associated with the government who have the trust and respect of the American people. But reports of...
  • Air Force brass: Culture of fear led to cheating

    02/01/2014 3:47:53 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 31, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS
    A worrisome culture of fear that made launch officers believe they had to get perfect test scores to be promoted fueled a widening cheating scandal within the military's nuclear missile corps, according to Air Force officials. (snip) Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said the scandal hasn't affected the safety or reliability of the military's nuclear mission. (snip) All 92 officers — nearly 17 percent of the force — have been decertified and taken off the job while the scandal is being investigated. That means other launch officers and staff must fill in, performing 10 24-hour shifts per month, instead...
  • Custom Writing Service Says Students 'No Longer Have to Face the Burden of Academic Coursework'

    01/20/2014 10:22:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    CNS ^ | 1-20-14 | Susan Jones
    A Dallas-based company that writes research papers, essays and other classroom assignments -- so students don't have to -- says it is doing so well that it has expanded its staff from just a few writers to more than 100 in the past year. The company bills itself as the one "students trust to write professional, in-depth and plagiarism-free essays that receive the highest grades for all levels of coursework...so they no longer have to face the burden of academic coursework." It says the writing is done for an "affordable" fee; and it has foreign writers on staff for non-American...
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • New Video Angle Shows Mike Tomlin Incident, League Considers Punishment

    12/02/2013 3:56:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 58 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | December 2nd, 2013 | Michael Challick
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The NFL is reviewing whether Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tried to interfere with a kick return in Baltimore. The play is being discussed among Steelers fans across Pittsburgh and the entire country. KDKA has another angle of the play shot exclusively by KDKA-TV photographer Michael Challik. You can see Tomlin actually take a side-step toward the field, where his foot ends up on the field of play. He then jumps out of the way when he realized the Ravens’ kickoff return was heading his way. Tomlin says he was watching the play on the jumbotron and...
  • Mike Tomlin, Steelers could face ‘stiff financial penalties’ and possible loss of draft pick

    12/02/2013 1:48:29 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 2, 2013 | Justin Tasch
    the NFL has performed 'an aggressive review' of the play in question, where Tomiln appeared to intentionally get in the path of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones on a could-be touchdown, forcing Jones to alter his route and run towards a Pittsburgh defender. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was caught by television cameras Thursday night with a big smile on his face after his positioning on a third-quarter kick return from Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones — in which Tomlin had part of his right foot on the field as he watched the return on the video board with his back to...
  • Cheating College Students More Likely to Want Government Jobs

    11/26/2013 7:53:05 AM PST · by 1010RD · 15 replies
    Front Page ^ | 11/22/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently lazy and dishonest people aspire to work for the government. Also stray hobos are likely to steal pies from your windowsill. College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Note the “simple task” part. We’re not just talking dishonest here, but lazy. Like go off to play golf after using a teleprompter to deliver a speech lazy.
  • Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds

    11/19/2013 6:24:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2013, 10:47 a.m. | Emily Alpert Reyes
    College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place. For instance, “if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,” said Rema Hanna, an...
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Cycling chiefs helped me to cheat!

    11/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-18-2013 | Matt Lawton
    t was the story he had denied. The story Emma O'Reilly went some way to telling when she exposed Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat. But when the conversation moved to the subject of that positive test in 1999, he not only agreed with her that she had been right but went a stage further. O'Reilly always believed there was a bigger conspiracy and with her sitting before him he finally revealed the full scale of the cover-up, naming Hein Verbruggen as a central figure in his escape from punishment. Certainly, Armstrong used this opportunity to his full advantage. He...
  • 15 Unethical And Illegal Ways That People Get Ahead In Life

    09/05/2013 10:13:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 3, 2013 | Max Nisen
    Hard work and smarts do get you ahead. But not everybody plays fair. People frequently bend or break the rules to their advantage and don't get caught. A recent Reddit thread asked for the best unethical life hacks people use to save money or get ahead. We've picked some of the most fascinating and devious examples. These hacks are uniformly unethical. Some veer into fraud. They should be regarded as informational and for entertainment purposes rather than as actual suggestions. You shouldn't do them. Via Reddit user the_girl: "Whenever I go to a big chain movie theater, I get my...
  • Rose says he picked the wrong vice.

    08/13/2013 1:23:17 PM PDT · by Venturer · 72 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug,13,2013 | Pete Rose
    Pete Rose says he should have picked Alcohol , drugs or beating his wife.
  • Kevin Rudd slipping in polls and accused of cheating as campaign week two begins (Australia)

    08/11/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th August 2013
    THE second week of the federal campaign is under way, with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd facing accusations that he cheated in last night's debate by referring to notes. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott goes into the second week of the campaign in a promising position, with most commentators declaring him the stronger performer in the debate and the latest Newspoll, published in The Australian today, showing he has narrowed Mr Rudd's lead as preferred Prime Minister from 14 points to nine points.
  • 16 California schools flagged for possible cheating in state exams

    08/09/2013 2:00:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 8/9/13 | Stephen Ceasar
    California education officials have identified 242 schools statewide where students posted standardized test-related images on social-networking sites — 16 of which included exam questions or answers that could be deemed as cheating violations. Hundreds of photos turned up online this year during the administration of the Standardized Testing and Reporting exams, which make up most of the school’s state rating on the Academic Performance Index. Test scores were released Thursday. The majority of images depicted students posing with closed test booklets or illegible materials, the California Department of Education said in a release. Students are not allowed to use electronic...
  • Brewers’ Ryan Braun suspended for remainder of season amidst doping investigation

    07/22/2013 4:07:10 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Monday, July 22, 2013 | Staff
    Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the 2013 season in what could be the first of a long list of suspensions arising from the league’s investigation into its players’ links to Biogenesis. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Braun will accept the ban and will not appeal. The Brewers have 65 games left in their season in which they are 41-56 and in last place in the National League Central Division.... ...Biogenesis is a now-closed anti-aging clinic that is alleged to have provided major-league players with performance-enhancing drugs. The clinic’s...
  • Second Florida Aide Resigns Amid Voter Fraud Investigation #FL26

    07/01/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 1, 2013
    A second aide to Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., resigned last week as part of an ongoing election fraud investigation that continues to fester in the freshman’s office. Garcia’s communications director, Giancarlo Sopo, submitted his resignation only weeks after Garcia’s chief of staff, Jeffrey Garcia (no relation to the congressman) resigned at the end of May. “Giancarlo informed me on Friday that he was resigning,” Rep. Garcia said in a written statement to CQ Roll Call. ”I thanked him for his service to our office. I understand that he is cooperating with investigators and hope that this will give him an...
  • The Salivation Army

    05/21/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 1 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 21 May 2013 | Yours Truly
    Try this one, if you will. Umpires can botch home run calls (hello, Angel Hernandez) and get away with it, more or less. Sometimes, they can botch pitching change rules (hello, Fielden Culbreth) with a little help from managers who don’t know the rules quite yet (hello, Bo Porter). But who knew our beloved human elements (aren’t you getting exhausted of that tiresome phrase and its customary accompanying rhetoric?) could miss a no-questions-asked application from the latest inductee into the Salivation Army? In the second inning Monday night, Miami Marlins righthander Alex Sanabia had just been taken into the seats...
  • Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election

    05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 48 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9:47 AM, MAY 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party. "She's been nominated by both parties. There's no prohibition in South Carolina against that," explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission. All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative...
  • Bill Ayers (Hussein's terrorist pal): Road to Atlanta cheating scandal ‘runs right through WH’

    04/26/2013 7:59:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/03/13 | Valerie Strauss
    Bill Ayers, a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in no uncertain terms takes aim in this post at federal school policies that led to the Atlanta cheating scandal. Ayers, a radical activist during the 1960s and ’70s, had the national spotlight thrown on him during the 2008 presidential campaign when right-wing commentators tried, incorrectly, to say he had a close relationship with then candidate Barack Obama. In any case, Ayers is a well-known Chicago educator who worked with mayor Richard Daley on school reform and who taught and did research for years at the...
  • Colorado Democrats push for big election changes (Same Day Registration Voting)

    04/08/2013 5:18:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Ivan Moreno
    DENVER — Colorado Democrats are planning sweeping changes to how elections are run in the state, to the dismay of Republican leaders who say they've been excluded from crafting a bill that that would allow same-day voter registration and require mailed ballots to every eligible voter. A bill of more than 100 pages is expected to be introduced this week, likely sparking a big partisan fight over whether the changes benefit one party over the other. Supporters of the changes, which also include eliminating the so-called "inactive voter" status, say the goal is to make voting more accessible. "I think...
  • Former 'Superintendent Of The Year' Could Go To Prison For 45 Years

    04/03/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-3-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Former 'Superintendent Of The Year' Could Go To Prison For 45 Years Rebecca Baird-RembaApril 2, 2013, 6:13 PM Dr. Beverly Hall arrives for her last school board meeting in 2011. Thirty-five Atlanta educators were indicted last week for allegedly participating in a cheating conspiracy involving one of America's most storied school superintendents. Retired Atlanta schools chief Beverly Hall was named "National Superintendent of the Year" in 2009 and had previously headed troubled school districts in New York and Newark. She was credited with rescuing the struggling Atlanta school system and helping it meet testing standards set by the Bush-era No...
  • 3 dozen indicted in Atlanta cheating scandal

    03/30/2013 2:29:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/2013 | Yahoo
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — Juwanna Guffie was sitting in her fifth-grade classroom taking a standardized test when, authorities say, the teacher came around offering information and asking the students to rewrite their answers. Juwanna rejected the help.</p> <p>"I don't want your answers, I want to take my own test," Juwanna told her teacher, according to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.</p>
  • Grand jury indicts 35 in Georgia school cheating scandal

    03/30/2013 4:10:49 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2013 | Chelsea Carter
    Atlanta (CNN) -- In what has been described as one of the largest cheating scandals to hit the nation's public education system, 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators were indicted Friday on charges of racketeering and corruption. The indictment is the bookend to a story that was once touted as a model for the nation's school districts after the district's test scores dramatically improved in some of its toughest urban schools. Among those indicted by a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury was Beverly Hall, the former schools superintendent who gained national recognition in 2009 for turning around Atlanta's school...
  • Beer drinkers sue Anheuser-Busch InBev for watering down their beer

    02/26/2013 8:38:54 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 47 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 2/26/13 | BBC
    Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer. The lawsuits, filed in Pennsylvania, California and other states, claim consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol content stated on beer labels. The suit involves 10 Anheuser-Busch beers including Budweiser and Michelob. Anheuser-Busch InBev have called the claims "completely false", and said in a statement "our beers are in full compliance with labelling laws". The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at breweries owned by the multinational. "Our information comes from former employees at Anheuser-Busch, who have informed us that,...
  • Is Minnesota, or is it not, required to confirm voter eligibility?

    02/26/2013 7:31:58 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-23-13 | andy cilek
    There is a problem with Election Day registrations: the people registering are not checked for eligibility before their votes are counted. That is why the Minnesota Voters Alliance and other plaintiffs are before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that Minnesota must confirm the eligibility of all voters before counting their ballots. That includes the more than 500,000 who register on Election Day in presidential-election years. Our lawsuit is based on the plain text of Article VII, Section 1 of the Minnesota Constitution, which says, "The following persons shall not be entitled or permitted to vote at any election...
  • Harvard students withdraw after cheating in 'Intro to Congress' course

    02/03/2013 6:51:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Peter Schroeder
    Over half of Harvard University students caught in a wide-ranging cheating scandal in an "Intro to Congress" course have reportedly had to withdraw from the Ivy League school. According to The Boston Globe, the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences told the Harvard community in an email that more than half of the students brought before the school's Administration Board in the fall were required to withdraw for some period of time. Of the students not required to withdraw, roughly half were placed on disciplinary probation, while the rest received no punishment and had their cases dismissed. While...
  • Dozens of students withdraw in Harvard cheating scandal

    02/02/2013 8:23:23 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss
    As many as 60 students have been forced to withdraw from Harvard University after cheating on a final exam last year in what has become the largest academic scandal to hit the Ivy League school in recent memory. Michael Smith, Harvard's Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, sent an email on Friday saying that more than half of the students who faced the school's Administrative Board have been suspended for a time. Roughly 125 undergraduates were involved in the scandal, which came to light at the end of the spring semester after a professor noticed similarities on a...
  • Public Schools - Crooked Teachers And Lying Principals

    01/08/2013 4:44:34 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-8-2013 | Walter Williams
    Public Schools - Crooked Teachers And Lying Principals Politics / Educating ChildrenJan 08, 2013 - 05:56 AM Walter E. Williams writes: Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators Implicated in Atlanta Cheating Scandal." It reported that "for 10 years, hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals changed answers on state tests in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history." More than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated had cheated on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, sometimes called the national report card. Cheating orders came from...
  • The refs are blind! No really – Outback Bowl officials make a terrible call on a first down.

    01/02/2013 8:24:42 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 46 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ ^ | 01/01/2013 | Frank Schwab
    Fans argue all the time that a referee missed a call, but those arguments are usually subjective. The holding call that killed the drive might have been ticky-tack, but it wasn't black and white that it was a missed call. The pass interference that set up the game-winning touchdown wasn't just a phantom call - it might have been a tough call but it was debatable. You very rarely see a football official flat out miss a call. A fourth-quarter call in the Outback Bowl was black and white. There really can be no debate. It was a blown call...
  • Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts

    11/12/2012 10:18:27 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-12-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts By Michael Snyder November 11th, 2012 Barack Obama received more than 99% of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on election day. In fact, there were a substantial number of precincts where Mitt Romney got exactly zero votes. So how in the world did this happen? Third world dictators don't even get 99% of the vote. Overall, Mitt Romney received 30.12% of the vote in Cuyahoga County. There were even a bunch of precincts in Cuyahoga County that...
  • RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama

    11/02/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-1-2012 | Joel Gehrke
    November 1, 2012 RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama Joel Gehrke Following reports that swing state voters attempting to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney saw the machine check President Obama’s name instead, the Republican National Committee is pushing six states to ensure that ballots are properly cast. “I understand that, in a significant number of cases, voting machines in your states have populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney,” wrote RNC chief counsel John Phillipe to secretaries of state in Nevada, Ohio,...
  • Was Obama wearing an Earpieceduring a debate??? Drudge Picture.

    10/23/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    vanity
    Drudge has had that picture up since yesterday. There is a point he is trying to make. Is it about the earpiece???? Other pictures of Obama with an earpiece