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  • 2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

    09/15/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-15-14 | Dahleen Glanton, Melissa Harris
    Two Chicago universities will advance to the next round of competition to build the Barack Obama presidential library and museum, the president’s foundation announced on Monday.. The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago will join Columbia University in New York and the University of Hawaii in submitting official proposals to host the library. The semifinalists were chosen from a field of 13 potential bidders that hoped to host the library. In Chicago, the remaining potential sites are on the South Side and the West Side.
  • 3 Columbus churches vandalized with graffiti overnight

    09/02/2014 3:36:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    WTHR ^ | 8/31/2014
    Columbus Police said they've never had anything like it - three churches vandalized in the same night. Someone spray painted them on the outside. It's the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank. “It was just one word. It said ‘Infidels!'” Father Doug Marcotte said of what was spray painted on Saint Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Columbus overnight Saturday. Parishioners saw that, along with the word "Qur'an 3:151" on their way into mass Sunday morning. “It's certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the...
  • Release Your Whys And Let Your ( (( Constant )) ) Abide In Peace

    07/29/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-29-14 | Jedediah
    My ways are not your ways , do not the planets hang in their places and move at my very command and will ?! So is your life that revolves around me, so do not fight my will for you for this friction will wear you to dust . "Release" your soul, spirit and life completely into my life and leave ALL your whys to me . I AM your ( (( constant )) ) and eternal and my path for you is irrevocable by the enemy if you remain in My will that is your "True Path" . Fast...
  • New video shows Planned Parenthood teaching teens to use whipping and asphyxiation

    07/15/2014 2:08:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014
    Two more investigative videos from pro-life organization Live Action show Planned Parenthood facilities in Denver, Colorado offering disturbing and dangerous advice to what staffers think are underage girls. The counselors lay out in graphic detail a spectrum of sadistic sexual behaviors to the investigators, including "whipping," "tying up," and "asphyxiation." As one of the Live Action videos shows, a gruesome crime involving asphyxiation recently captured media interest.  Police discovered 16-year-old Jessica Burlew this past January with the corpse of 43-year-old Jason Ash, whom Burlew had strangled to death and mutilated with razor blades in the midst of "a sex game." "Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off

    04/14/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    One month ago. long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigations. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors. "There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play." After introducing his guest, O'Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. The former CBS reporter asserted that she began...
  • Garcia Marquez Leaves Hospital, in 'Delicate' State

    04/08/2014 5:24:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Apr 9, 2014
    Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez returned to his Mexico City home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after a week-long hospitalisation for a lung infection, but officials said he remains in "delicate" condition.
  • Abyss of Area Studies

    03/25/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College and universities have one thing in common with the federal government, along with the cash that flows from the latter to the former: They seem to be following Einstein’s definition of insanity. They keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 1958, the federal government gives colleges and universities $120 million a year to train students to study languages that might be useful to America’s national security: Not many students receive such training under the law. Sarah Stern of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) gave the...
  • Venezuelan Deputies Find New Evidence Nicolas Maduro Was Born in Colombia

    03/21/2014 8:34:31 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Venezuelan deputies claim to have found new evidence that President Nicolás Maduro was born in Colombia and presented the nation with a fake birth certificate, according to one of Spain's largest newspapers. ABC reports today that deputy Walter Márquez, who initially revealed his concerns that Maduro was not legally able to run for president last autumn. While Márquez and fellow deputy Abelardo Díaz had accused Maduro of lying about his birthplace in the past, they revealed the results of a year-long research project on Thursday. They interviewed relatives and witnesses and concluded that Maduro not only has dual citizenship, but...
  • Obama Hasn’t Changed Since Columbia University

    03/17/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 82 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I told you so. Thirty years ago Obama, my Columbia University Class of ’83 classmate, was rarely seen. Thirty years later he can’t be bothered to attend national security meetings about a crisis that could lead to World War III. Some things never change. You might ask, “What do Obama’s college days have to do with his Presidency today?” The answer is everything. By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior is usually fairly well set. That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tells us so much about his behavior as President today. What do I know about Obama at Columbia? Nothing....
  • Columbia Credits Fox

    03/06/2014 5:46:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 5, 2014 | Don Irvine
    The Columbia Journalism Review, which is not known for its conservative views, published an article yesterday by Alexis Sobel Fitts that credits Fox News for giving opponents more of a voice than does MSNBC: Though MSNBC has a handful of moderate conservatives—namely Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough—Fox stands out for the prominence it awards its on-air naysayers, many of whom occupy regular roles on the network’s most popular shows Fox’s stable of liberals includes Kirsten Powers, Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, Dennis Kucinich, James Carville and Tamara Holder, to name a few. Holder, a Chicago-educated lawyer, has collaborated with Jesse Jackson and...
  • Tale Of 2 Universities

    02/10/2014 7:03:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While it may be logical to view the “research university” as a hijacking of higher education, universities could, nonetheless, learn a thing or two from their research wing. Some universities have become so unintentionally comical that they are beyond satire. Nevertheless, those same universities are capable of churning out solid research. Consider Columbia. “Columbia University and Barnard College students filmed a feminist pornographic film in Columbia’s Butler Library to fight what they see as ‘gender tension’ at the school,” Katherine Timpf reported on Campus Reform, a Leadership Institute web site. “The NSFW film, titled ‘Initiatiøn,’ was filmed as a feminist...
  • Elevating the Culture: Columbia U. Students Film Porn in Butler Library

    02/05/2014 12:29:38 AM PST · by Pharmer1 · 8 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 2/5/2014 | Pharmer1
    Now that the elite girls are no longer enjoying normal sex, they're exploring empowerment through naked, group selfies. "Hysteria" is the word of the day as the leftie ladies of Columbia University and Bernard explore empowerment through exposition of their bodies and non-gasms on film, basted with raw egg. The culture is rarefied at Obama's alma mater. Learn what their fellow students thought at Columbia's Bwog. If you ate too much, and want to get rid of the food, more detail is available here.
  • Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting

    01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.</p> <p>Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.</p>
  • Knights of Columbus Lead Charge to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/10/2006 9:27:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Columbia ^ | 12.07.06
    Order takes message to tens of millions through public service announcements and tree lightings. Keep Christ in Christmas Ads  • Television Ad 1 (rm, 30 sec., 985 kb) • Television Ad 2 (rm, 30 sec., 893 kb) • Radio Ad 1 (mp3, 28 sec., 455 kb) • Radio Ad 2 (mp3, 28 sec., 342 kb) • Radio Ad 3 (mp3, 18 sec., 288 kb) Millions of people in North America will get the message to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to public service announcements from the Knights of Columbus that will be aired in the United States and Canada during the Christmas season.Radio spots encouraging people to “Keep Christ in Christmas” in...
  • Obama is 100% Red, White & Blue American

    11/28/2013 4:45:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 111 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 4, 2013 8:00am | WAYNE ALLYN ROOT
    **SNIP** In hundreds of media interviews, I’ve stated that even though Obama was my college classmate at Columbia University , Class of 1983, and we shared the same majors (Political Science and Pre-Law), I never saw, met, or heard of him. But the media has this story wrong too – I’ve never said that my conclusion is Obama did not go to Columbia . On the contrary, I believe Obama graduated Columbia and we are classmates. Where was he hiding for those Columbia years? My educated guess is he was smoking pot and attending communist meetings, plotting the downfall of...
  • Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor ( Video Illustration)

    02/27/2013 10:20:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 27th February 2013 14:46 GMT | Brid-Aine Parnell
    Trajectory apparently began in near-Earth asteroid group ApolloAstroboffins have figured out where the Chelaybinsk meteorite came from using the power of maths and videos shot by witnesses in Russia.Click here for VideoJorge Zuluaga and Ignacio Ferrin of the University of Antioquia in Colombia have come up with a preliminary reconstruction of the orbit of the meteor, which smashed into the city in the Urals completely unexpectedly two weeks ago. By combing through the witness videos and using trigonometry, the astronomers have determined that the meteorite came from the Apollo class of asteroids in our Solar System's space rock belt. The...
  • Journalism School Discovers News

    10/24/2013 8:38:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 23, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Columbia Journalism School has discovered something newspaper readers and television viewers have long been seeking—facts. “Journalism education can never be fully successful unless it succeeds in both the academic and professional realms,” NicholasLemann, former dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, said recently. “It must produce significant research and have curriculum with intellectual content, as well as training its students in the latest skills demanded by the job market.” Lemann and two other former journalism school deans completed a report for the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia entitled Educating Journalists: A New Plea for the University Tradition. At...
  • Report: Off-duty deputy handcuffed, assaulted soldier he was fighting with at bar

    10/15/2013 3:43:49 AM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies
    WISTV.com ^ | October 11, 2013 | WIS Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An off-duty Richland County sheriff's deputy is in hot water after allegedly assaulting a woman, handcuffing her and slamming her head into a table at a Columbia restaurant on Monday. Columbia police arrested 49-year-old Deputy Paul Allen Derrick at Buffalo Wild Wings on Devine Street and charged him with assault. The incident happened just after 11 p.m. According to a Columbia Police Department incident report, Derrick approached a female soldier from Fort Jackson who appeared to be upset. The report states the 23-year-old showed no interest in Derrick and the two started arguing. Police say Derrick,...
  • Iran, Venezuela plan to build rival to Panama Canal

    11/13/2010 6:59:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 13 Nov 2010 | Shlomo Papirblat
    The recent border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is a sign of an ambitious plan by Venezuela, Iran and Nicaragua to create a "Nicaragua Canal" linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that would rival the existing Panama Canal. Costa Rica says that last week Nicaraguan troops entered its territory along the San Juan River – the border between the two nations. Nicaragua had been conducting channel deepening work on the river when the incident occurred. Sources in Latin America have told Haaretz that the border incident and the military pressure on Costa Rica, a country without an army, are...
  • The $40 Bil. Chinese Plan To Build A Panama Canal-Like Waterway Across Nicaragua Sounds Ridiculous

    06/14/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/14/2013 | Michael Kelley
    Nicaragua has approved plans for a mysterious Hong Kong-based company to build an estimated $40 billion canal across the middle of the country, Luis Manuel Galeano and Michael Weissenstein of The Associated Press report. The waterway, which would have to be roughly three times as long as the 50-mile Panama Canal, would be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever. The plan has some serious detractors: Environmentalists say it would devastate Lake Nicaragua, the country's primary source of fresh water, while shipping experts say that it may be an economically unfeasible power play by China. The company, HK Nicaragua Canal...
  • Nicaragua waterway to dwarf Panama canal (China Connecting to Atlantic)

    06/13/2013 1:50:09 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 41 replies
    Nicaragua's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Latin America's history – a trans-oceanic canal that is to be built and run by a Chinese company. If it goes ahead, the $40bn (£26bn) scheme, which is twice as expensive as Brazil's Belo Monte dam and likely to be three times longer than the Panama canal, looks set to transform global shipping and jump start the economy of this Central American nation. As well as the waterway, the draft agreement between Nicaragua and a Hong Kong registered firm — Nicaraguan Canal Development Investment...
  • China and Colombia announce 'alternative Panama Canal'

    02/14/2011 11:26:43 AM PST · by Oakeshott · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Colombia has announced it is negotiating with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The proposed transport route is intended to promote the flow of goods between Asia and Latin America. The plan is to create a "dry canal" where the Pacific port of Buenaventura would be linked by rail, across Colombia, to the Atlantic Coast. Trade between Colombia and China has increased from $10m in 1980 to more than $5bn last year. The announcement came from the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, who told the Financial Times that the project was "a real proposal... and it is...
  • Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

    06/07/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 6 June 2013 | Jonathan Watts
    Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications. The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the $40bn (£26bn) project, which will reinforce Beijing's growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over the key shipping route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The name of the company and other details have yet to be released, but the opposition congressman Luis Callejas said the government planned to grant a 100-year lease to the Chinese operator. The national...
  • Bush Backs Enlarging Panama Canal

    11/07/2005 8:25:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 1,719+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/07/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    PANAMA CITY, Panama - President Bush voiced his support on Monday for expanding the Panama Canal to allow bigger ships and more cargo to pass through the shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Bush said Panama must acknowledge that the 50-mile waterway "is to be used by everybody, that the canal is international, that there ought to be ... equal access." Panama is studying plans for widening and deepening the canal that could cost nearly $10 billion. The project must be approved in a national referendum, amid concerns about the environmental impact and the heavy debt involved. White House...
  • Head of SC NAACP arrested after incident at dry cleaners

    07/17/2013 6:11:25 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 60 replies
    Herald Online ^ | July 17, 2013 | Rachael Myers Lowe
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The head of the SC NAACP, Lonnie Randolph, was arrested Friday night at a Five Points dry cleaners after a disagreement with employees. According to the incident report, Columbia police were called to Tripp’s Fine Cleaner at 830 Harden Street around 7:15 p.m. Friday. An employee told officers that Randolph, 63, refused to pay his bill, refused to leave the premises after being asked to do so several times and then began to act erratically. Once Randolph was escorted out of the business by police officers, the employee told officers the manager wanted Randolph banned from the...
  • NJ Attorney General Busts Suspected Heroin Ring; Accuses Dominican National As Ringleader

    07/15/2013 12:33:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/15/13 | Friends of Ours
    The New Jersey Attorney General has indicted fifteen defendants for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar heroin trafficking ring which supplied wholesalers throughout the northeast as reported by Christopher Baxter for The Star-Ledger. The accused ringleader is Dominican national Segundo Garcia who illegally re-entered the United States following his deportation on a drug conviction according to authorities. Dominican drug trafficking organizations -- both in the Dominican Republic and in North America -- increasingly have been appearing on law enforcement's radar screen for their involvement as distributors for the Mexican drug cartels. Last summer the feds busted 11 suspects in...
  • Race violence alarms, before Zimmerman verdict

    07/11/2013 10:10:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Questions raised about attacks that already are happening Al [Sharpton] and Jesse [Jackson] may worry that the acquittal of George Zimmerman will usher in a new era of white-on-black violence in America. After all, the local CBS affiliate is reporting that police officers already are training for violence. “There has been some talk among the officers that we believe that this training has to do with the fact that there might be some type of civil unrest, but we are hoping that that doesn’t happen,” said Javier Ortiz with the Fraternal Order of Police. The affiliate also said in Broward...
  • Vignette: ’68 Revolutionaries Revisited

    07/05/2013 2:03:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5, 2013 | M. D. Aeschliman
    The illiberalism of student radicalism in the 1960s shaped the world we live in today.SDS leader Mark Rudd at a Columbia University protest, 1968It is now 45 years since that momentous year 1968, one of the turning points of contemporary world culture, if not quite of contemporary politics. Not unlike 1848–49 in Europe, 1968 was marked by events that involved student and political protests in several places. There was a dire sense of crescendo and momentum: the heightening of protest against the Vietnam War, the violent turn of the civil-rights movement, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the utopian libertinism...
  • Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else

    06/19/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-19-2013 | Eric Owens
    A professor at a community college in Tennessee allegedly ordered students in her general psychology class to wear “Rainbow Coalition” ribbons for an entire day to advertise support for the advancement of gay and lesbian political causes. The professor, Linda Brunton, informed her students at Columbia State Community College that opponents of gay marriage are “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” reports Fox News Radio. Travis Barham, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal organization, has sent a letter to Columbia State’s president on behalf of several students in Brunton’s class. The letter seeks an apology...
  • Professor From Columbia Comes Forward Saying Obama Never Attended the University

    06/09/2013 9:01:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 297 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 8 June, 2013 | Wayne Allen Root
    My life has crossed paths with President Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both Pre Law and Political Science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds? But something about “the Obama at Columbia story” has always bothered me. Earlier in the week right here at The Blaze I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasn’t...
  • Obama Never Attended Columbia University Says “His” Graduating Class

    06/07/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 86 replies
    I OWN THE WORLD ^ | 06-07-2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasn’t there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • Barack Obama: Ghost of Columbia University

    06/04/2013 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/4/2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    "I am a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1983. That’s the same class Barack Obama claims to have graduated from. We shared the same exact major- Political Science. We were both Pre Law. It was a small class- about 700 students. The Political Science department was even smaller and closer-knit (maybe 150 students). I thought I knew, or met at least once, (or certainly saw in classes) every fellow Poly Sci classmate in my four years at Columbia. But not Obama. No one ever met him. Even worse, no one even remembers seeing that unique memorable face. Think about...
  • Bad karma: Wild video shows mugger immediately hit by bus

    05/25/2013 11:54:40 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 05/24/13 | Jeff Elder
    In a stunning illustration of karma — or perhaps crime and punishment — this video shows a mugger in Colombia wrestling away a woman’s mobile phone and immediately being hit by a bus. But the story doesn’t end there. The woman — robbed by the suspect just moments before — actually gets down and helps her attacker out from under the bus. And in what seems like a miracle, the mugger was only slightly injured, the UK’s Telegraph reports. The Telegraph says the mugger and accomplices had pulled similar crimes, but perhaps this incident will change his ways. Hit by...
  • 5 scandals that could undo Obama's re-election bid (Flashback April 19, 2012)

    05/22/2013 7:41:11 AM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    This Week ^ | April 19, 2012 | The Week Staff
    "For the most part, the Obama administration has successfully avoided bad publicity, but it's now being faced with a string of scandals at the worst possible time" The Obama administration has largely been heralded as the most scandal-free in modern history. But now, right in the middle of an election year, President Obama is being saddled with a string of embarrassing — and potentially damaging — incidents. Most recently, The Los Angeles Times released photos of U.S. soldiers posing with the corpses of Afghan insurgents. While the revelation was deeply troubling, that scandal has mostly reflected poorly on the military....
  • ‘Whites only’ Columbia $hock

    05/15/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    Jim Crow may be dead in most of America — but not at Columbia University. Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act ended legal discrimination, the bastion of liberalism is finally trying to change one of its scholarships, which is restricted to “whites only.” The Ivy League school’s Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that the funds be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race.”
  • Colombian Senate rejects 'gay marriage'

    04/26/2013 5:37:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    By a vote of 51-17, the Colombian Senate has rejected a bill that would legalize same-sex “marriage” in the country. The bill was proposed by Senator Armando Benedetti in August 2011. It received only a fraction of the 50 ‘yes’ votes that would have been needed from the nation’s 98 senators in order to pass. Both supporters and opponents of the bill demonstrated outside the Senate building as lawmakers voted down the measure after several hours of debate on April 23. The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Cardinal Ruben Salazar, had issued a plea to lawmakers to consider...
  • A Tale of Two Terrorist. Columbia job for Boston bomber?

    04/18/2013 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2013 | JOHN M. MURTAGH
    Somewhere near Boston early Monday morning, he packed a bomb in a bag. It was by all accounts relatively crude — a pressure cooker, explosives, some wires, ball bearings and nails . . . nails which, hours later, doctors would struggle to remove from the flesh of bleeding victims. His motive is unclear. His intent is not: It was to maximize injury, suffering, pain, trauma and, yes, death. Perhaps Monday’s bomber will be caught, perhaps not. Perhaps Monday’s bomber will be offered a teaching job at Columbia University. Forty-three years ago last month, Kathy Boudin, now a professor at Columbia...
  • Obama’s plan hatched at Columbia University

    04/14/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/13/13 | Wayne Root
    President Obama and I were college classmate at Columbia University, class of ’83. I know all too well how mindlessly liberal the students and faculty of that institution can be, and Barack Obama is certainly no exception. My time at Columbia made it crystal clear: liberals always believe they are morally superior. While they publicly state that their mission is to save the world from prejudice, patriotism, racism, greed, and inequality, they are, in fact, hostile and resentful towards anyone who has achieved self-made success through American values. It is in this cesspool of intolerance that Obama and his Marxist...
  • Weather Underground Radical Then, Columbia Prof Now

    04/05/2013 5:58:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    GOP USA ^ | April 3, 2013 | Larry Celona and Dan Mangan.
    Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin - who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard - now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University's School of Social Work, The Post has learned. Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel - being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on "the politics of parole and re-entry." Boudin's bounce-back into respectability after her 2003 parole comes to light a week before the release of Robert Redford's movie "The Company You Keep,"...
  • Academia hearts the Weather Underground

    04/03/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, I reminded you about the bloody history of convicted Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, whom left-wing bleeding heart director Robert Redford pays homage to in his new fictional movie “The Company You Keep.” Boudin’s son, Chesa, was raised by America-bashing and flag-trashing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. As I told you, he won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, graduated from Yale, and is now a Yale Law School fellow. Mama Boudin was paroled in 2003, and now the NYPost reports that she is teaching at Columbia (h/t JWF):
  • This Is Columbia University-the Left’s depraved rule over academia

    04/03/2013 5:28:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 3, 2013 | David Horowitz
    What the hiring of convicted killer Kathy Boudin tells us about the Left’s depraved rule over academia. This article first appeared at National Review Online. People who ask how it is possible that a convicted killer — a participant in a failed plot to blow up a social dance attended by 18-year-old draftees and their dates; a murderess who abetted the cold-blooded massacre of three law-enforcement officers, including the first African-American on the Nyack police force; a woman whose actions left nine children fatherless and who has shown no genuine remorse for that — should be hired as an adjunct...
  • Outrage 101: Radical jailed in slay now Columbia prof

    04/02/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard — now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, The Post has learned. Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel — being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry.” Of the hundreds of students Boudin has taught, Yoshioka said, just three have expressed qualms about her criminal background,
  • Former Weather Underground radical jailed in 1981 killing reportedly now teaching at Columbia U

    04/02/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/02/2013
    <p>A former Weather Underground radical who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now reportedly holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.</p> <p>The New York Post reports that Kathy Boudin’s return to respectability after her 2003 parole occurs a week before the release of Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep,” a movie loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.</p>
  • Hail Columbia! (Washington DC is one of America's fastest growing cities)

    03/21/2013 10:37:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | 03/21/2013 | AARON M. RENN
    The Washington, D.C., region has long been considered recession-proof, thanks to the remorseless expansion of the federal government in good times and bad. Yet it’s only now—as D.C. positively booms while most of the country remains in economic doldrums—that the scale of Washington’s prosperity is becoming clear. Over the past decade, the D.C. area has made stunning economic and demographic progress. Meanwhile, America’s current and former Second Cities, population-wise—Los Angeles and Chicago—are battered and fading in significance. Though Washington still isn’t their match in terms of population, it’s gaining on them in terms of economic power and national importance. In...
  • Anyone from the Class of '83 remember Obama?

    03/16/2013 8:05:51 PM PDT · by jjotto · 78 replies
    Israel Matzav blog ^ | Sunday, March 17, 2013 | "Carl in Jerusalem"
    I graduated from Bir Zeit on the Hudson [Columbia University] a little too early to remember Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama. But isn't it more than a little curious that not a single one of the 25 members of the Columbia College Class of 1983 - allegedly Obama's class - who lives in Israel remembers him? What are Obama's classmates in Israel up to? Quite a few, like him, went straight to law school after finishing their undergraduate degrees. One is a doctor, several are engineers, and a few hold top jobs in finance. There's an architect in the...
  • Strong but deep quake in Colombia (magnitude 7.0)

    02/09/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by Moose4 · 9 replies
    AP via abcnews.com ^ | 9 February 2013 | Unattributed
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong but deep earthquake has shaken western Colombia. The agency says the quake struck at 9:16 a.m. (1606 GMT) Saturday and had a magnitude of 7.0. it was located about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Pasto. There are no immediate reports of damage.
  • Ten Years Later: The Impact of The Tragic Columbia Space Shuttle Photo

    02/04/2013 11:34:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    petapixel.com ^ | Feb 03, 2013 | DL Cade
    Two days ago marked the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, in which 7 astronauts lost their lives during reentry as the rest of us watched horror-struck from the ground. The following day, newspapers the world over were announcing the tragic news, all of them using the same photo taken, not by a prolific AP photographer, but a cardiologist and his 6.3MP Canon D60.At the time, Dr. Scott Lieberman had to order the camera special from Canada (as he couldn’t find one in the US), paying the hefty sum of $2,200. In an interesting article on Poynter, Lieberman...
  • 'I think they would rather not know. Wouldn't it be better to have a...successful flight and die...'

    02/01/2013 3:18:12 PM PST · by iowamark · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 2/01/2013
    NASA has revealed that the Columbia crew were not told that the shuttle had been damaged and they might not survive re-entry. The seven astronauts who died will be remembered at a public memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the disaster this Friday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The shuttle was headed home from a 16-day science mission when it broke apart over Texas on February 1, 2003, because of damage to its left wing. Ten years ago, experts at NASA's mission control faced the terrible decision over whether to let the astronauts know that they may die on...