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  • CORE Leader Blasts Global-warming Alarmists

    03/28/2009 3:46:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,549+ views
    The New American ^ | 24 March 2009 | Ed Hiserodt
    While most civil rights organizations are marching in lock-step with the leftist climate catastrophe alarmists, Roy Innis, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) for 35 years, has broken ranks and is urging the poor and black communities to rebel against purveyors of global-warming gloom and doom and other radical environmentalists. Speaking at the 2009 Conference in New York City last week, Innis said, "A lot of people are searching for the right thing to believe in and [have been] captured by a corrupted ideology," a "green" religion. As examples of how "'green' has become a religion ... un-quantified...
  • CLOTHED AND FORGIVEN: LUTHERAN CORES RESPONSE TO WE ARE NAKED AND UNASHAMED

    06/14/2017 6:33:59 AM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    Lutheran CORE ^ | 1 May AD 2017 | Dennis D. Nelson
    In 2009 the ELCA Churchwide Assembly rejected as normative the traditional, Biblical definition of marriage by allowing for the endorsement and ordination of persons in publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same gender relationships. Now this spirit of revision has crafted a new movement that hopes to reject any definition of marriage as normative for sexual relationships. Known as Naked and Unashamed, this movement was started by seminarians at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and since then it has reached out to other pastors, leaders, and seminary students in the ELCA who share its beliefs and values. Its revisionist agenda...
  • The Earth's core has a 'jet stream' of molten iron

    12/21/2016 11:18:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    You know jet streams as fast-flowing air currents in the atmosphere that can help predict temperature and help planes fly faster. According to data sent back by a trio of ESA satellites called Swarm, though, there's also a jet stream deep beneath our planet's surface, and it's made of molten iron. A team of European scientists have discovered the jet stream in the Earth's outer core that's located 1,900 miles underneath its crust. It moves at 25 miles per year, three times faster than the speed of the other layers in the outer core and a thousand times faster than...
  • China's Communist Party raises Xi to symbolic 'core' status

    10/27/2016 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 9:07 AM EDT
    China’s Communist Party on Thursday elevated President Xí Jìnpíng to the position of “core” of the leadership, underscoring the clout he has amassed on the back of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign and crackdown on dissent. […] While mainly symbolic, the move to bestow Xí with “core” status reflects his assertion of himself as one of the country’s most powerful leaders in decades. It was an accolade bestowed on past leaders including famed reformist Dèng Xiǎopíng and ex-President Jiāng Zémín, but which Xí’s immediate predecessor never attained. …
  • How Can We Save The Sun?

    09/25/2016 6:21:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 9/23/16 | Fraser Cain
    How Can We Save The Sun? Published: 23 Sep , 2016 by Fraser Cain Video Remember the movie Sunshine, where astronomers learn that the Sun is dying? So a plucky team of astronauts take a nuclear bomb to the Sun, and try to jump-start it with a massive explosion. Yeah, theres so much wrong in that movie that I dont know where to start. So I just wont.Seriously, a nuclear bomb to cure a dying Sun?Heres the thing, the Sun is actually dying. Its just that its going to take about another 5 billion years to run of fuel in...
  • 'Dead white guys did not create this country'

    01/21/2016 12:03:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Stating flatly, "Dead white guys did not create this country," an executive in the American school textbook industry has confirmed that Common Core pushes an elitist, progressive agenda of global warming, gun control and prostitution on America’s children. The undercover video is from investigative reporter James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. It reveals the comments and opinions of Kimberly Koerber, a former manager for Pearson, the nation's leading textbook publishing company. She now works for National Geographic, another publisher. O'Keefe reported her statements to Project Veritas journalists included, "Damn the Second Amendment", and, "People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers,...
  • Exclusive: Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

    01/21/2016 7:53:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core. Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover journalist that “conservative voters are afraid of everything,” and proceeds to say why Common Core is important in her view. She explains...
  • Iran removes core of Arak reactor

    01/11/2016 2:44:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran has removed the core of its heavy-water nuclear reactor in Arak and filled it with cement, the BBC reported on Monday, citing Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency. The fate of the reactor was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers, which reached a deal in July of last year. Under the terms of the deal, Iran agreed the heavy-water reactor would be reconfigured so it was not capable of yielding material for a nuclear weapon. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesperson for Iran's atomic energy agency, told the Etemad newspaper on Monday Iran...
  • Trump Blasts Jeb Bush On Common Core: Hes In Favor of Washington Educating Your Children

    07/08/2015 1:43:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Donald Trump blasted fellow presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Fox News Channels On the Record for his avid promotion of the Common Core education initiative as well as his stance on amnesty for illegal immigrants. I watched Jeb BushI think its pathetic whats going on, his stance on Common Core, Trump said. Hes in favor of Washington educating your children. His weak stance on immigration he said its an act of love. I mean what kind of stuff is that? Its baby stuff. Trump said, I will say that I love the Republican Party [but] I think theyre making...
  • Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required

    06/23/2015 7:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Motoko Rich
    The new academic standards known as the Common Core emphasize critical thinking, complex problem-solving and writing skills, and put less stock in rote learning and memorization. So the standardized tests given in most states this year required fewer multiple choice questions and far more writing on topics like this one posed to elementary school students: Read a passage from a novel written in the first person, and a poem written in the third person, and describe how the poem might change if it were written in the first person.
  • Common Core-Approved Workshop Teaches Sympathy for Hamas

    05/19/2015 11:00:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/15 | Sara Dogan
    A Common Core-approved workshop on the Middle East conflict titled Whose Jerusalem? has sparked controversy among critics who charge that the program portrays Israel and America in a negative light while cultivating sympathy for terrorist group Hamas. The Whose Jerusalem? curriculum was created by Boston University professor Carl Hobert, who describes the goal of his program as educational civil disobedience, where students are learning about the Middle East and theyre putting pressure on our government to create a Palestinian state. It has already been used in numerous high schools and has now been approved as part of the Common...
  • State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail? Fight over federalized testing escalates

    04/29/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Bob Unruh
    Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with criminal accountability if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program. Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Departments chief Operating officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported. In addition, Hood said Carpentier warned that groups that encourage parents to refuse the Common Core-aligned tests could be charged with aiding...
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. Thats 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** They didnt skip school all day, district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. They just didnt show up during the testing period.
  • Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist Feds Will Step In If Opt

    04/25/2015 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/15 | Sundance
    Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America that all your children belong to them. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing. (Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing The Feds have an obligation to step in. Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in...
  • COMMON CORE KIDNAPPING: Parent Calls 911 After Public School Wont Release Kid From Test

    03/08/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    Supporters of Common Core have encountered a public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests. However, last week marked the first time officials at a taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent arrived on campus to remove the child from class. The incident occurred at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel. The unidentified mother showed up at Brookshire Elementary to pick up her daughter...
  • Five People Wrote 'State-Led' Common Core

    02/26/2015 9:32:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 7, 2013 | Joy Pullmann
    Many education leaders continue to insist the process for creating national education standards was state-led, referring to its incubation within two Washington DC-based nonprofits, the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. That seems to depend on how one defines state-led. Former Virginia Gov. George Allen told School Reform News NGA is less a policy forum and more a networking opportunity, because any resolutions governors vote on are not binding and governors often disagree. He attended NGA meetings particularly so he could recruit IBM into Virginia. I find regional governors associations were much more practical, he said....
  • 'What's a Democrat?' Dems struggling to explain core values

    02/22/2015 5:55:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 2/21/15
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question -- "What's a Democrat?" -- and must do a better job of explaining its core values to voters, according to a task force formed after the party's dismal showing in the 2014 election. **SNIP** It calls for more financial support and training for state parties in a return to the principles behind the "50-state strategy" promoted by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who led the DNC from 2005 to 2009. That approach aimed to compete in state and local elections throughout the country, even in states dominated by Republicans....
  • Crushing Common Core in New Jersey

    02/17/2015 1:46:45 PM PST · by junkbond · 6 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 2/17/15 | Jessica Mazzola
    ESSEX COUNTY Facing a contingent of concerned parents, a growing number of school districts across the state are moving to create official opt-out policies for students who will not be taking the PARCC exam, a new state test that will be administered for the first time next month. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, which is based on the Common Core education standards and is administered entirely on computers, has sparked harsh criticisms from some skeptical parents and teachers. The complaints have led to an "opt-out" movement across the state, in which parents are...
  • 'Top teacher' winner quits due to Common Core Announced to stunned audience: 'I cant do it

    02/14/2015 11:25:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/15 | staff
    Honored as the Top Teacher by ABCs Live with Kelly and Michael show, Stacie Starr was speaking at an education forum earlier this week when she dropped a bombshell. The veteran teacher at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio, told a stunned audience Monday she will resign at the end of the school year because of the new federal Common Core system of standards and assessments adopted by her state, reported the local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/02/stacie-starr.jpg Stacie Starr Stacie Starr At the forum, which sought to help parents navigate the complex standardized testing system, Starr was talking about how...
  • Jeb Bush nearly chokes trying to avoid saying common core

    02/11/2015 2:49:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Former governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush hosted an Education Summit in Tallahassee, FL Tuesday, where he struggled desperately to avoid uttering the word common and core. (SNIP) Bush: As long as theyre state-driven, and theyre high, and theyre assessed faithfully, is what is the cor the hallmark [chokes] excuse me, hallmark of a reform agenda.