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  • Are Public-School Teachers Underpaid?

    11/01/2011 9:11:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/01/2011 | Andrew G. Biggs
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks public-school teachers are “desperately underpaid” and has called for doubling teacher salaries. In a new paper co-authored with Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation, I look into whether teachers really are desperately underpaid, or underpaid at all. Jason and I find that the conventional wisdom is far off the truth. At first glance, public-school teachers definitely look underpaid. According to Census data, teachers receive salaries around 20 percent lower than similarly educated private-sector workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says teachers’ benefits are about the same as benefits in the private sector. But both the...
  • SHOCKER: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/28/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 28 2011 | Glenn Reynolds
    SHOCKER: Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters. “Fights are erupting among Occupy Wall Street protesters, so much so that one corner of Zuccotti Park has emerged where protesters say they won’t go for fear of their safety, the New York Daily News is reporting.”
  • Greece wants solution for all debt to 2035-source

    10/24/2011 11:28:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    Athens News ^ | 10/24/2011
    Greece wants a solution to its crippling debt that applies to all its sovereign bonds expiring up to 2035, a government source said on Monday, adding that the process should remain voluntary and any deal must include the European Central Bank. This would be a marked expansion from a previous, now defunct, plan agreed by the EU in July, under which Greece's debt burden would be lowered through a bond exchange involving paper maturing up to 2020. "We are looking at the entire Greek debt, expiring through to 2035... It does not stop at 2020 as the previous model did,"...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Are We the Wall Street Protesters?

    10/21/2011 11:44:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 22, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    If you believe a column in Newsweek magazine, most of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are just regular folks, people like you and me. Writer Michael Daly puts forth that the demonstrators simply have had enough of an unfair economic system, and what's wrong with that? But a survey taken at the protest site in New York City tells quite another story. Pollster Doug Schoen, who once worked for President Clinton, had his staff ask 200 protesters to define themselves. -- Just 15 percent are unemployed. -- Most voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but now only 44 percent approve...
  • Report: Occupy Oakland Devolves into “Lord of the Flies”

    10/20/2011 7:15:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | October 20, 2011 | Verum Serum
    Report: Occupy Oakland Devolves into “Lord of the Flies” John on October 20, 2011 at 12:01 am From the Oakland Tribune: The next thing Hughes knew he was in a headlock, then he was being punched, and then he was on the ground as a large man began to choke him. This happened as Hughes, a substitute teacher and Occupy Oakland resident, tried to keep a larger man who also lived in the camp from threatening a woman there. Finally, after another threatening incident involving the same individual, the occupiers had had enough: About 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, a group of...
  • Possible Showdown Looms Between City, Protesters Ahead Of Zuccotti Park Cleaning

    10/13/2011 10:48:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | October 13, 2011
    Friday morning could be the beginning of the end of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration. On Thursday, Brookfield Office Management employees were passing out notices to protesters, who have been camped out for 26 days, saying that tarps, sleeping bags and tents are all prohibited in the park, as is lying on the ground and on benches when it becomes an interference for others. CBS 2 learned late Thursday night the protestors are preparing in case they cannot base their operations out of Zuccotti Park anymore. They are now encouraging people to occupy Tompkins Square Park in the East Village....
  • Scientists '95% Sure' Bigfoot Lives in Russian Tundra

    10/11/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT · by Scythian · 43 replies
    Time ^ | 10/11/2011 | Joe Jackson
    Scientists and yeti enthusiasts believe there may finally be solid evidence that the apelike creature roams the vast Siberian tundra, reports the Guardian. A team of a dozen-plus experts from as far afield as Canada and Sweden have proclaimed themselves 95% certain of the mythical animal's existence after a daylong conference in the town of Tashtagol in the Kemerovo region, some 2,000 miles east of Moscow. In recent years, locals there have reported sightings of the yeti, also known as the abominable snowman. The Kemerovo government announced on Oct. 10 that a two-day expedition the previous weekend to the region's...
  • Economic terrorist Behind Wall Street protests? Bring down stock market cause a new $ crisis

    10/07/2011 4:09:45 PM PDT · by tutstar · 46 replies
    Klein Online ^ | 10/6/2011 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is too long (really need to expand that title space fr lol) ‘Economic terrorist’ Behind Wall Street protests? Radical’s plan: ‘Bring down stock market’ ‘Literally cause a new financial crisis’. Stephen Lerner, a controversial anti-Capitalist SEIU organizer, is one of the forces behind the protests on Wall Street and nationwide, according to quotes obtained by a socialist activist who doubles as a Washington Post columnist. KleinOnline was first to report, Lerner was the brainchild of some of the economic protest templates being used by the Occupy Wall Street campaign. Lerner recently laid out a mass economic protest plan...
  • Vatican Attacks 'Foolish' BBC for Ditching BC and AD to be PC

    10/05/2011 3:32:18 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 13 replies ^ | 10.05.11 | Simon Caldwell
    The Vatican has accused the BBC of an ‘act of enormous foolishness’ for dumping the terms BC and AD in case they cause offence to non-Christians. The Roman Catholic Church also severely criticised the ‘senseless hypocrisy’ of Britain’s public service broadcaster for using a false respect for other religions to purge Christianity from Western culture. ‘It is by now very clear that respect for other religions is only an excuse, because those who wish to erase every trace of Christianity from Western culture are only a few secular westerners,’ said a front page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official...
  • Greece Falls Into 'Death Spiral': Rising Debt, No Growth

    10/03/2011 7:05:53 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 39 replies
    cnbc ^ | Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | None
    Drowning in red ink, Greece has nowhere to turn to revive the economic growth that might put its debt on a sustainable trajectory, reassure angry foreign creditors and offer hope to its recession-weary citizens. Instead, the country finds itself in a vicious circle—a death spiral, some would say—in which it is borrowing ever more to keep up on its existing debts, crushing growth in the process and thereby worsening its all-important ratio of debt-to-gross domestic product. Springing the debt trap would not be a miracle cure either: a manageable level of borrowing is a necessary but not a sufficient condition...
  • Illinois House lawmakers visit Cuba (NOT Satire)

    09/22/2011 6:17:36 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2011 7:42PM | STELLA FOSTER
    STATE REP. LaShawn Ford was among House lawmakers led by state Reps. Dan Burke and Jack Franks who visited Cuba earlier this month with the goal of increasing exports from Illinois to Cuba and creating jobs for folks in our state. Ford, who is over the 8th District and is chairman of the House Small Business Empowerment and Workforce Development Committee (whew!), told this columnist that “no taxpayer dollars were spent on the trip” and that he paid his on way. “We didn’t meet President Fidel Castro; however, we did meet with other Cuban leaders during our mission. One of...
  • (Marxist Che Guevara Cafe to Close Due to Lack of $$$) Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open

    09/21/2011 9:01:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | September 21, 2011 | Kristina Lee
    Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open SAN DIEGO -- A group of UCSD students is fighting to keep an eccentric landmark open. "It's that one last place at UCSD that sort of exudes that college atmosphere," said Alex Peterson, UCSD student. "It sort of represents the revolutionary, liberal, young college student." The Che Cafe opened in 1980 as a co-operative run by students and volunteers. It was named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentinian doctor who was a major figure of the Cuban revolution. It's one of the oldest structures on campus. Built in 1960, the building was turned...
  • Does SWAT Need to Be Explained?

    09/13/2011 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Immerito · 37 replies
    Tactical Response ^ | September 2011 | Ed Sanow
    Does SWAT Need to Be Explained? Written by Ed Sanow I get frustrated with the educational sessions at chief’s conferences on SWAT. The attendees are treated like kindergarten kids. “There are some vewy, vewy bad people out there. They won’t do what the nice police officers tell them. So, sometimes, those nice police officers need help from ‘special’ police officers.” You got to be kidding me! Some 90% of agencies serving populations of more than 50,000 people, and 70% of agencies serving smaller populations have some kind of SWAT team. Yet, SWAT has to be explained like it is something...
  • Marxism in America

    09/06/2011 6:30:29 AM PDT · by mbynack · 11 replies
    Morningstar TV ^ | Thursday, March 3, 2011 | Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. "Jerry" Boykin
    n this video entitled "Marxism in America" General Jerry Boykin discusses his background and training in understanding Marxist insurgencies and how current government actions parallel Marxist tactics.
  • BoCoMo Bay owner arrested after searches

    08/30/2011 9:54:09 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | August 29, 2011 | Brennan David
    Law enforcement officers arrested the owner of BoCoMo Bay yesterday after firearms and a large amount of synthetic marijuana were found at his south Columbia home, they said. Approximately 100 firearms along with a large amount of substances believed to be synthetic marijuana were discovered at the home of Kevin E. Bay, 47, at 400 E. Old Plank Road, according to a Boone County Sheriff’s Department news release. Bay operates BoCoMo Bay at 1122 Wilkes Blvd. ***** Bay was arrested on the outstanding warrant from Stoddard County that charges him with six counts of delivery or imitation of a synthetic...
  • Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like (Marxist Luther King Memorial?)

    08/28/2011 5:56:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | August 24, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like A Washington Post columnist has criticized the new Martin Luther King, Jr. monument, while his paper is publishing a 24-page special supplement hailing the unveiling of the “Stone of Hope” in the memorial that includes the 30-foot tall statue of the civil rights leader. Black columnist Courtland Milloy writes, “Let’s face it: There really is something peculiar about having an artist from communist China sculpt the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue. And, yes, it would have been fantastic had an African American sculptor been chosen instead.” He adds, “The sculpture is based...
  • Rogue Foreclosure Mill Harmon Law at it again

    08/25/2011 1:49:35 PM PDT · by Chunga85 · 4 replies
    The Foreclosure Hamlet ^ | 8/25/2011 | Capt. Jack
    This time the wild and crazy bunch attempts to defy an Order to Stay by a Federal Judge. Paragraph 4 - "All mortgage foreclosure cases are hereby STAYED and shall remain so until further order of the court. Any deadlines for filings on any issue are hereby suspended." Seems pretty clear to me. Maybe the good folks at Harmon Law accidently sent their copy of the order to LPS for some repair work. Or could it be that they interpret the STAY order to exclude evictions?
  • Editorial: Payroll Tax Cut Is Trap For GOP

    08/24/2011 4:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2011 | Staff
    Economic Policy: The Democrats' aggressive push to extend the payroll tax cut for another year has nothing to do with boosting economic growth and everything to do with class warfare politics. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made it known this week that it plans a full-court press to extend the temporary payroll tax cut into 2012. Enacted as part of the deal last December to extend the Bush income tax cuts, it trimmed workers' Social Security tax rate to 4.2% from 6.2% this year. President Obama routinely includes the extension as part of his jobs plan because, he says, "it...
  • Iran Jails American Hikers For 'Spying'

    08/20/2011 6:35:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 192 replies
    Skynews ^ | 08/20/11 | skynews
    Two American hikers who were detained in Iran have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of "illegal entry" and "espionage," the state TV website says.
  • Ctirad Masin

    08/17/2011 8:49:22 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Staff
    Ctirad Masin, who died on August 13 aged 81, was a leading member of a Czechoslovak group that took up arms against the communist state before fighting its way to freedom across the Iron Curtain, eluding the biggest manhunt in the history of the Soviet bloc. The ruthlessness and daring of the “Masin Gang”, as they were known, continues to divide opinion in the Czech Republic, with some regarding them as resistance heroes, and others (including around half the Czech population, according to a recent poll) regarding them as murderers. Ctirad Masin Masin, his brother Josef, and their friend Milan...