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  • Colombians vote against historic peace agreement with FARC rebels

    10/02/2016 7:00:00 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    The Americas ^ | October 2, 2016 | By Nick Miroff
    Colombian voters rejected a peace deal with FARC rebels Sunday, in a surprise outcome that risks prolonging a 52-year-old armed conflict and plunges the country’s future into uncertainty. By a razor-thin margin of 50.25 to 49.75 percent, Colombians voted against the peace accord, in a Brexit-style backlash that defied pollsters’ predictions and left supporters of the deal in tears. After nearly six years of negotiations, many handshakes and ceremonial signatures, a ­half-century war that has killed 220,000 and displaced 7 million Colombians from their homes is not over.
  • Kerry meets with Marxist Terrorist Drug Lord- in Cuba-wanted by US Government

    03/23/2016 11:08:02 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 24 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/22/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry got upset that Obama was stealing the treason spotlight from him on the Cuban getaway. So he decided to pull a Sean Penn and meet with a Marxist terror group that is on his own State Department's list of Terror organizations. Here's the terror group's Twitter account promoting the meeting. FARC is a Marxist terror group that has kidnapped and murdered Americans. "En fecha no lejana le daremos la buena nueva al país y al mundo que Colombia ha llegado a la paz" #VamosPorLaPaz — Diálogos Paz FARC (@FARC_EPaz) March 22, 2016 Translation: "In...
  • Ivy League Student Brought To Tears By Trump Chalking

    09/13/2016 7:52:27 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Conservative activist James O’Keefe visited Columbia University’s campus in late August and brought a student to tears by showing his support for Donald Trump in chalk and cardboard bricks. “I’m scared that you guys even think this,” a female Columbia student told O’Keefe in a video first obtained by The Daily Caller. O’Keefe replied, “What do you mean?” The student got distraught and said, “I don’t want my future to be this!” She later said, “You don’t have to make a wall. You don’t need a man like this!”
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • The Left’s Grandstanding on Sexual Assault

    08/04/2016 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 4, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    In light of the Rolling Stone-University of Virginia libel lawsuit and other rape hoaxes across the U.S., The Women Against VAWA [Violence Against Women Act] Excess (known as WAVE) issued a brief directed towards Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and her rhetoric on sexual assaults. In their brief, WAVE noted, "Gillibrand has no regard for the presumption of innocence and has repeatedly misrepresented the facts surround the issue." Additionally, Wave pointed out how the criminal justice system's purpose is to "reach a reliable determination of innocence and guilt," while the Left's rhetoric is to mostly ignore the due process rights...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • Can College Demonstrators Lose Liberal Support?

    04/26/2016 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College demonstrators might be losing support for the causes they claim to hold dear from their most natural, and effective allies. "Even sympathetic observers end up a tad uncomfortable here: Those of us who support today's protests against police brutality against black people (such as myself) are less enthusiastic about the campus protests modeled directly on those," author and educator John H. McWhorter writes in The Chronicle Review. "The reason for the difference in reaction, however, is something most people are reluctant to admit, and sometimes may feel it isn’t their 'place' to state." "But there comes a point when...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Andromeda Rising over Colombia

    04/19/2016 5:16:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What’s that rising over the hill? A galaxy. Never having seen a galaxy themselves, three friends of an industrious astrophotographer experienced an exhilarating night sky firsthand that featured not only the band of our Milky Way galaxy but also Milky Way's neighbor -- the Andromeda galaxy. Capturing the scene required careful pre-shot planning including finding a good site, waiting for good weather, balancing relative angular sizes with a zoom lens, managing ground lighting, and minimizing atmospheric light absorption. The calculated shot therefore placed the friends on a hill about 250 meters away and about 50 meters up. The featured...
  • Deputies: 12-year-old girl stabs teenage boy (Columbia, SC)

    04/15/2016 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    The State ^ | 4.15.2016 | Jane Moon Dail
    Verbal confrontation turned physical when 12-year-old stabbed boy Richland County deputies are investigating an incident where a 12-year-old girl allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy during an altercation Thursday night. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department received a report of an aggravated assault around 8:30 p.m. Thursday and responded to the 700 block of Ross Road near Legrand Road, according to Lt. Curtis Wilson with the department. Deputies believe a 12-year-old girl and the 16-year-old boy were initially involved in a verbal confrontation that became physical when the 12-year-old stabbed the other in the upper body. The 16-year-old was transported to Palmetto...
  • Politically Correct College Tour

    04/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You cannot walk through a tour of most colleges without getting lectured about the need for "diversity" and the prevalence of women's and even queer studies. My youngest son and I took a tour of Columbia University in New York City recently and were told that the contributions of the great Western thinkers to our civilization would be "updated" in various classes with reference to the involvement of feminists and homosexuals. There is even a "Queer House" or "Q House" on campus. A 28-page guide is available on "Resources and Programs at Columbia University related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...
  • Bill Ayers Writes New Chapter on Hypocrisy

    04/12/2016 7:47:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Three and a half decades after avoiding punishment for bombing the Pentagon, Bill Ayers is still "guilty as sin, free as a bird," to use his own phraseology of 35 years ago. "For every human being life is, in part, an experience of suffering and loss and pain," Ayers writes in Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation, published by the Teacher's College Press at Columbia University this year. "But our living experience also embraces other inescapable facts: that we are all in this together, and that much (but not all) of what we suffer in life is...
  • Well-respected professor predicts a top law school will close soon, and 'we may never see it coming'

    03/19/2016 7:51:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    A well-respected law professor is predicting that a top law school will close in the next few years. "In 2 to 4 years, a university administration will shut down a top law school and we may never see it coming," Dorothy A. Brown, a professor of tax law at Emory University School of Law, wrote in a column for Forbes on Thursday. Brown previously predicted the demise of law schools last year, citing a declining legal job market. Now Brown is doubling down on her predictions. Because law school is no longer a safe bet to landing a lucrative legal...
  • Emma Sulkowicz’s Accused Rapist Had His Lawsuit Against Columbia Dismissed

    03/13/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 13, 2016
    On Friday, Paul Nungesser, the alleged rapist of “Mattress Girl” Emma Sulkowicz, had his discrimination lawsuit against Columbia University dismissed. In 2014, Emma Sulkowicz launched her art-protest piece “Carry That Weight,” in which she carried her mattress with her everywhere (including to commencement), as a condemnation of Columbia's handling of her rape complaint. Though the University cleared him of wrongdoing and allowed him to continue with school, Nungesser's name was eventually made public. Last year, he filed a discrimination suit against the school under Title IX (the statute under which victims of sexual assault often bring their claims). In the...
  • 12-Foot-Tall ‘Pro-Israel’ Pinocchio Placed Opposite ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Display at Columbia U

    03/03/2016 2:32:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    algemeiner journal ^ | 3/3/16 | Andrew Pessin
    A 12-foot-tall inflatable Pinocchio prominently featured in a pro-Israel installation at Columbia University has been permanently deflated, according to one of the students in the group that had erected it. The news came Thursday from Columbia’s Student Governing Board (SGB), nearly 48 hours after it held a special meeting to discuss Pinocchio’s fate. “SGB decided not to approve it,” Rudy Rochman, a co-founder of the Columbia chapter of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), told The Algemeiner. “We will put the rest of our display back up, without the Pinocchio.” When The Algemeiner asked Rochman whether SGB had given a reason for...
  • Latest Hillary emails show her private support for trade deals she publicly opposed

    02/21/2016 2:22:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot ^ | February 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    While everyone’s focus was on the voting in Nevada and South Carolina, the next batch of Hillary Clinton’s bathroom server emails hit the open market with some revelations that would likely be shocking and offensive if they weren’t so typical of all the missives that came before. There was the usual collection of classified ones, natch, but by this point it just seems to be assumed that such a significant portion of her communications never should have left the government firewall that it’s almost becoming a non-story. There were a couple of other subjects, however, which caught the attention of...
  • Marco Rubio has awkward confrontation with Rafael Cruz, Cruz staffer in hotel lobby

    02/21/2016 10:53:17 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 139 replies
    The DP ^ | 2/20/16 | By Ellie Schroeder
    Let's dispel the notion that Marco Rubio did not know who he was talking to. When Rubio walked into the lobby of the Columbia Hampton Inn this morning -- conveniently the same one where the Daily Pennsylvanian staffers are posting up in South Carolina and were eating breakfast around 10:30 a.m. -- he was presumably not expecting to run into Rafael Cruz, father of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, and Cruz campaign staffer Christian Collins. However, once he saw them he decided to have some fun with them."Got a good book there," Rubio said to Collins, a young Cruz staffer in...
  • Virginia Tech Student 'Excited' to Be Part of Alleged Murder, FBI Says

    02/04/2016 10:22:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    One of the two Virginia Tech students facing charges in connection with the alleged abduction and fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl had her bond request denied today as investigators said she admitted to planning the alleged murder. Natalie Keepers, 19, broke down on the stand today in court as prosecutors detailed what she told investigators. "I was excited to be part of something secretive and special," Keepers told FBI investigators, according to commonwealth prosecutor Mary Pettitt. Keepers told police she bought a shovel with David Eisenhauer, the other Virginia Tech student who has been arrested in the case, before...
  • Prosecutor details plot to kill Nicole Lovell during bond hearing

    02/04/2016 9:31:36 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies
    Natalie Marie Keepers was denied bond on Thursday as prosecutors presented evidence that she plotted to kill and hide the body of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. Virginia Tech students Keepers, 19, and David Eisenhauer, 18, worked together to draw up a sophisticated plan to kill Nicole Lovell, prosecutors said.They bought a shovel, picked out a location together in a calculated move, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt said during the hearing. The plan was for Eisenhauer, charged with Lovell's abduction and murder, to lure Lovell out of the home on the guise of the date. They would take her to the...

    02/03/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    EXCLUSIVE DETAILS NICOLE LOVELL MURDER February 3, 2016 Positiv Press REPOST to all news agency Facebook pages Law enforcement sources NOT authorized to speak with journalists, have elected to share select portions of the kidnapping and murder investigation of 13 year old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg. Other sources with very intimate knowledge of the ongoing investigation, have also shared with Positiv Press in some cases, a virtual 'play by play' of how Lovell came to know 18 year old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer of Columbia, Md. Law enforcement, including the local Commonwealth Attorney, have declined to speak about how...
  • Neighbor says murdered Va. girl talked of online 'boyfriend' named 'David'

    02/03/2016 4:49:27 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    <p>BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said Tuesday. A neighbor said the seventh-grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" David, an 18-year-old she met online through the Kik messaging app.</p>
  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Two students at Virginia Tech now face charges involving the death of a Blacksburg teenage girl.

    02/01/2016 5:50:00 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Virginia Tech student charged with killing teen Nicole Madison Lovell knew the girl and an investigation shows that he used that relationship to abduct her before disposing of her body with the assistance of another Tech student, police said Sunday. Blacksburg police announced the second Tech student’s arrest, one day after Tech freshman David Edmond Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abduction. Lovell’s remains were discovered Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina. The second Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a felony charge...
  • MOMENTS BEFORE - Onboard (with subtitles) Columbia Crash During Re-Entry

    01/28/2016 4:12:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 25, 2012 | dwavster
    Here is a quick timeline of what occurred around the time of the video: Video recording started at 08:41:35 a.m. (EST) February 1, 2003... Video ends at 08:48:14 a.m. Shuttle is moving at mach 24.66 (18,771 mph) at an altitude of 230,348 ft. The first indication that something is wrong occurs at 08:48:39 a.m ( 25 seconds after video ends ) when one of the Strain (correlates to force) gauge sensors on the left wing Fails (this is close to where a piece of foam had hit the space shuttle during launch) Followed by the first sign of unusual Heating...
  • Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion (GRAPHIC)

    01/28/2016 4:12:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 3, 2013 | MrTalos1955
    Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion (GRAPHIC)
  • Family members of Challenger victims to mark 30 years since shuttle disaster

    01/28/2016 4:12:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham. [....] The event will honor the Columbia Seven as well, along with the three Apollo 1 astronauts killed during a launch pad test on Jan. 27, 1967. NASA also plans observances at Arlington National cemetery, Johnson Space Center in Houston and elsewhere.
  • South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup

    01/26/2016 7:36:36 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 24 replies
    New York daily news ^ | 1-26-16 | Meg Wagner
    South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup: 'I Was Thinking We Had To Keep Everybody Safe' A would-be South Carolina robber who tried to stick up a barber shop was killed Friday when the lead stylist and his client pulled out their concealed weapons and opened fire on the intruder. A second suspect is still on the lam following the raid at Next Up Barber Shop in Columbia, officials said. Store surveillance video caught the harrowing invasion -- and the resulting shooting. The shop was packed with customers -- including young children -- when two gunmen...
  • Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration (SC)

    01/18/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2016 6:02 AM EST | Jeffrey Collins
    Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally highlighted calls to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. The King Day at the Dome gathering began in 2000 with that call. Last July, organizers got their wish as South Carolina swiftly removed the flag which had flown at the capitol for more than 50 years after...
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors

    01/12/2016 7:56:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 12, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's interesting that some of the same people who go ballistic at the suggestion that corporations are people are quite willing to ascribe human attributes to inhuman things. "I'm out to prove that rocks are alive and humans are not," Simon Porzak, a writing instructor at Columbia said at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Austin last week. Porzak had a slew of lines that kept the crowd at the MLA in stiches: ~ "Can I baptize a dog?" (he and his source left the question open) ~ "Crossing boundary lines with a pigskin" ~ "We never judge other...
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • 2016 A BIRTHING of Unity and Oneness [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/04/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I am birthing a new thing in you my children that you may bear forth great multitudes of fruit for my glory for I am expanding my tent pegs so that my Tapestry covers the earth and so now as my spirit rises up in you "Truly" you shall bud, blossom and bear fruit ripe for the picking and I shall use you as Aaron's Rod for I carry you in my hand for you know me as your divine authority and God. I am your inheritance for you are my priest and I am your pleasure and delight and...
  • Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    05/14/2011 9:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2011 | MARK MAZZETTI and EMILY B. HAGER
    Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, has a new project. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand. The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million...
  • 4-year-old asks mall Santa to pray for ailing baby the boy has never met

    12/20/2015 3:41:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | December 20, 2015
    A 4-year-old South Carolina boy touched hearts around the world when he told a mall Santa that his Christmas wish list included Santa's prayers for a baby on life support in Las Vegas. Prestyn Barnette met Santa at the Dutch Square Mall in Columbia., S.C., a week ago. First, the shy little boy asked for a toy train. Then he asked St. Nick to pray for Baby Knox, a 2-month-old being kept alive on a respirator. Prestyn learned about the infant through his grandmother's Facebook prayer group. "Santa said we will pray now and he got down and prayed," the...
  • The Clinton Colombia connection: a secret investment fund (primed w/ billions in foreign aid)

    11/27/2015 4:31:39 AM PST · by Liz · 63 replies ^ | 11/27/15 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, amid reports that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.The same private-equity field dissed by 2008 Obama in hundreds of millions of dollars of negative ads against Mitt Romney b/c Romney earned his fortune w/ a PEF. The Bogota-based Fondo Acceso, started in 2010 by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and mining millionaire Frank Giustra....$20 million seed funding supposedly came from the Clinton Foundations Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and Carlos Slims the SLIM Foundation, the Washington Free Beacon reports. In an ominous sign, Fondo Acceso took down...
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By “Immigrants” at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them.
  • Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license

    12/01/2015 10:53:21 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 16 replies
    KOMU ^ | 11/30/2015 | Associated Press and Ashton Day
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia...The Columbia clinic last week stopped nonsurgical abortions induced with a pill because physician Colleen McNicholas no longer has privileges with the University of Missouri Health Care System.
  • Man arrested on suspicion of abusing Hickman student

    11/29/2015 10:42:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Columbia police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man who allegedly pulled a teenage family member out of Hickman High School by her hair and slapped her. Police re-sponded at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the school, 1104 N. Providence Road, for a child abuse call, Officer Latisha Stroer said in an email. Youssif Z. Omar was at the school and noticed a 14-year-old female family member was not wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf that some Muslim women wear. Omar became irate, Stroer said, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her outside and down a flight of...
  • Columbia Student Claims To Be Traumatized By Reading About White People

    11/20/2015 12:49:48 PM PST · by detective · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/2015 | Blake Neff
    A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people.
  • Clinton Foundation Running Private Equity Fund in Colombia

    11/19/2015 12:44:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    The Clinton Foundation is operating a $20 million private equity firm in Colombia, raising concerns from government and consumer watchdog groups who say the practice is unusual and could pose a significant conflict of interest. The Bogota-based company, Fondo Acceso, could also lead to uncomfortable questions for Hillary Clinton as she criticizes the private equity industry on the campaign trail. Fondo Acceso was founded by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, and mining magnate Frank Giustra in 2010, financed with a $20 million joint contribution from the Clinton Foundation's Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and the SLIM Foundation. According to the...
  • Student walkout backs fired deputy at S.C. school

    10/31/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/30/15 | Doug Stranglin
    About 100 students at a South Carolina high school walked out of class briefly Friday to show support for a school resource officer fired after video showed him throwing an uncooperative black female student across the floor, according to local media and Twitter feeds. The students walked out of classes at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., around 10 a.m. and gathered in the atrium to express their views on the firing of Deputy Ben Fields. Some in the crowd — which included both black and white students — wore T-shirts reading "Free Fields" or "#BringBackFields."
  • Students Protest: Bring Back Deputy Fired After Rough Classroom Arrest

    10/30/2015 3:38:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    (Newser) - A twist in the story of the South Carolina school resource officer fired after a classroom arrest turned violent - and went viral: About 100 Spring Valley High School students peacefully walked out of class Friday morning and gathered in the school's atrium to show support for former deputy Ben Fields and ask that he be given his job back. The school principal called the protest "an orderly student-led activity" and noted, "I addressed the students to let them know that we understood their need to make their voices heard. Then I reminded them that Spring Valley high...
  • Bogotá Voters Send Marxists Packing

    10/28/2015 3:01:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | María Paula Suárez Navas
    After a close race for mayor in the Colombian capital of BogotĂĄ, former Mayor Enrique Peñalosa emerged victorious last Sunday to regain his old post with one-third of the vote. Besides his own proposals, Peñalosa, of the center-right Radical Change party, was undoubtedly favored by the fact that BogotĂĄ residents had grown tired of 12 years of leftist rule in the city. In the last decade, city infrastructure has decayed, crime has increased, and poor planning surrounding the Integrated Transportation System has worsened public mobility. Political and security analyst John Marulanda believes the key to Peñalosa’s victory was his decision...
  • Where Microaggressions Come From

    10/26/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If, like some of us of a certain age, you wondered where the exotic term “microaggressions” comes from, the answer is that, like many maladies that bedevil us, it started in the 1970s, and in academia, no less. “Despite microaggression’s vogueishness, the term itself was coined in 1970 by Chester M. Pierce, an African-American psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School,” Matt Labash writes in The Weekly Standard. “While Pierce, by some accounts, was a well-liked, genteel scholar, not given to rhetorical excess, he did manage to anticipate our present Cocked Fist Culture when writing, ‘Every child in America entering...
  • Student torches ISIS flag on campus amid chants of ‘USA’

    10/10/2015 6:48:55 PM PDT · by 100American · 29 replies ^ | 10-9-2015 | Christopher White
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Chants of “USA! USA! USA!” echoed across the University of Missouri quad Thursday afternoon as a crowd of students cheered on a student who burned an ISIS flag in a symbolic gesture in response to continual human rights violations by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The student leading the “#MUCKISIS” flag burning, Ian Paris, 21, president of the Mizzou chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, told the roughly 150 in attendance that the rally was meant to build unity among the people who came to see a flag symbolizing “hatred and intolerance” burned. It was...
  • Honoring Jesus through His love in us honoring and loving others [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/04/2015 11:47:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 28 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    My Spirit Honors those that Honor Me(Jesus) , And this is when you witness My Majesty, Bounding and moving through a crowd, Miracles of healing, Signs and "Wonders" is how My Spirit speaks out loud, Acknowledging My Spoken WORD, Rather written or declared and heard, But truly it is when He sees, The Unified Love of The Father you then feel His breeze, The Face, The Form and Breathe of JEHOVAH GOD , The Wonders of His Staff and Rod, For ALL Authority "Rests" in Me(Jesus)! So LET "MY LOVE" Be The Fruit of Your Tree ! Philippians 1:9The Voice...
  • Prostitute scandal posed no risk to Obama: Napolitano

    04/25/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2012 | Tabassum Zakaria and Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's safety was not jeopardized by the actions of Secret Service agents who brought prostitutes back to a Colombia hotel on the eve of his arrival, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assured a Senate committee Wednesday. "There was no risk to the president," she told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the first public questioning of an administration official since the scandal broke as Obama prepared to visit Cartagena for a summit. Napolitano said that a review of Secret Service records showed no similar episodes of misconduct that might have warned of brewing problems at...
  • Bias Watch: Georgetown University

    09/21/2015 11:13:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Occasionally, students actually notice when they are in a biased course. “I felt a certain idealistic giddiness upon enrolling in ‘Prisons & Punishment,’ a government course introduced during my senior year of college,” Danny Funt writes in the September/October issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. “It was exciting to attach a resonant cause to academic inquiry, and about 95 percent of my classmates—Republican and Democrat—identified as supporters of criminal justice reform.” “Our professor had a childhood friend who was wrongfully imprisoned for murdering his parents and then exonerated 17 years later. ‘This will be the most important course you take...
  • United Airlines Executives Resign Amid Bridgegate-Related Corruption Probe

    09/09/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    NYMAG ^ | 9-9-2015 | Margeret Hartmann
    The Bridgegate scandal has yet to take down New Jersey governor Chris Christie (though it probably hasn't helped his 2016 chances), but in an unexpected twist, it indirectly sparked the resignation of a handful of top United Airlines executives. Jeff Smisek, chairman and chief executive, Nene Foxhall, executive vice president for communications and government affairs, and Mark R. Anderson, senior vice president for corporate and government affairs, stepped down on Tuesday amid a federal corruption probe into whether the airline launched an unprofitable Newark to Columbia, South Carolina, flight solely for the benefit of the Port Authority of New York...
  • In-n-Out imitator CaliBurger to open in Columbia, Md.

    09/03/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/3/15 | Maura Judkis
    Homesick Californians love their In-N-Out Burger -- to the point where, last year, they bought out a delivery service's entire stock of nasty frozen Double-Doubles in less than 30 minutes. Come November, they'll have a better alternative. CaliBurger, a company so similar to In-N-Out that they were sued over a trademark dispute, has announced that they have signed a lease in the Metropolitan, a shopping center at 10000 Town Center Ave., in Columbia, Md. The restaurant, which has locations in Asia and the Middle East, will open in November.
  • Thousands gather for We Stand with God rally at SC State House (Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott)

    08/29/2015 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    The State ^ | August 29, 2015 | Sarah Ellis
    Streets filled with parked cars, rally attendeesTed Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott address crowd COLUMBIA, SC - Thousands of people are on hand at South Carolina’s State House for the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally. Former Texas governor Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have addressed the crowd. Ted Cruz also spoke at Saturday’s event, which began at 11 a.m. Cruz said he would push for a constitutional amendment to protect states’ same-sex marriage bans. He also railed against the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staffers talking about selling fetal tissue. He said on his first day...
  • The Fainting Couch At Columbia

    08/25/2015 9:16:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Commentary ^ | August 25, 2015 | Heather MacDonald
    In February 2015, Columbia University—currently ranked the fourth most distinguished academic institution in the United States by U.S. News and World Report—announced that all its students, undergraduate and graduate alike, would be obliged to take part in a “Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative.” This “new, required programming,” the Columbia bureaucracy explained, was designed to explore “the relationship between sexual respect and community membership.” Columbia’s students were given a menu of “participation options.” They could watch a minimum of two preselected videos about “rape culture” and gender identity and write a “reflection” about what they had learned. They could attend...