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  • Partnership Launches New Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform in DC Taxis, TV and Online

    06/06/2014 7:09:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Renew Our Economy ^ | April 30, 2014
    First Ad Showcasing Immigrant Inventions Released Today at Event Featuring Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5). Watch the new ad: www.immigrantmade.org New York, NY — The Partnership for a New American Economy today launched a new ad campaign calling on Congress to act on immigration reform this year. The campaign includes a series of ads that highlight the need for immigration reform across broad sectors of the economy, including technology, business, and agriculture. The first ad – released today on DC Taxi TV, on television, and online – showcases the role of immigrant-led innovation in the creation...
  • Police Meet to Tackle Violent Teen "Wildings" (Must See Warning Flyer!) [CA]

    06/06/2014 7:02:48 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    NBC BayArea ^ | 6-6-2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    The meeting was prompted most recently by "wildings" terrorizing San Leandro. Authorities say that over the last few months, large groups of teenagers - as many as 100 - have been attacking, scaring and robbing victims at malls and at near BART stations. On Friday, the police department put out a flyer about this "new crime trend" involving "unruly young adults."
  • D-Day: Three presidents, one of the great battles of history, and the heart and task of a nation

    06/06/2014 6:49:32 PM PDT · by LibertyGirl14 · 132 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 6, 2014 | J.E. Dyer
    A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece about the fading sentimental connection of today’s generations with World War II, the defining event of the 20th century. There is some oddity in living through the transition: in seeing the soldiers whom FDR called “our sons” become our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and then the ghosts of history commemorated on tombstones. One of the most important transitions is the fading of the grand narrative by which we defined and guided our nation for so many decades. The hindsight of history has its rewards. But it has its drawbacks as well, as...
  • Parris Island senior Sergeant Major assaults former Drill Instructor

    06/06/2014 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 120 replies
    Uncle Sam's Misguided Children ^ | 6 Jun 14 | Paul Shannon
    The politics of this nation is starting to tear apart the tight brotherhood of the Marine Corps. Sergeant Major Paul Archie was arrested for third-degree assault and battery after an altercation with former Parris Island Drill Instructor Ethan Arguello. Arguello’s campaign cover from his time was taken by Archie, while the cop stood there on her radio. The Smokey Bear has since been returned and Archie turned himself in. The altercation came because Arguello is standing outside MCRD Parris Island protesting over the trade of Bowe Bergdahl to the Taliban for money and five terrorists who will kill Americans again.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 7 June 2014

    06/06/2014 5:59:11 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 206 replies
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  • Remembering D-Day in 18 Photos

    06/06/2014 5:58:59 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 11 replies
    Seventy years ago, U.S.-led western allies invaded Normandy in an effort to liberate Europeans from Nazi power during World War II. June 6, 1944 ultimately brought down Nazi Germany. We remember those who fought for freedom today.
  • Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right

    06/06/2014 5:47:39 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/14 | Niraj Chokshi
    A full 50 percent say gay marriage is protected by the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause, an argument repeated by judge after judge in a string of federal rulings against state bans since a pivotal Supreme Court decision last summer. Some 43 percent do not believe gay marriage enjoys constitutional protection. Support for gay marriage overall — regardless of views on whether it is constitutionally protected — enjoys broader support, with 56 percent saying they back the right for same-sex couples to marry and 38 percent opposing it. In states that ban same-sex marriage, opinions tilt narrowly in support, 50 percent...
  • Bergdahl's Father Praised Son's Captor's in 2010 Speech

    06/06/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | June 6, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    In a 2010 speech, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father, Robert Bergdahl, reportedly said, "The man who we believe holds Bowe grew up on the lap of his mother learning the Koran. He is a powerful man. We pray for him. He recently lost a son to a CIA missile drone strike. The fact that he didn't kill Bowe right then is incredible. So we pray for him." The statement would coincide with a time period during which there were US drone strikes in and around that region. The comments were made during an Idaho Republican Party fundraiser....
  • "Will You Stand?" - March for Marriage 2014

    06/06/2014 5:28:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/30/14 | Nation For Marriage
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  • Obama Chomps On Gum During D-Day Anniversary Event… Update: France Not Happy (Stay classy, Bammy)

    06/06/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The leader of the Free World– Obama chews gum at 70th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremonies. Seventy years after thousands of brave men gave their lives for freedom and now we get this. Via Weasel Zippers:he French were not impressed with this disrespectful stunt. “No class at all” #Obama ac son chewing gum… Pas classe du tout #DDay70 — Laurent Caselli (@LaurentCaselli) June 6, 2014
  • Thought Police Force Local Baker to Participate in Gay Wedding. Will They Make Orthodox Rabbis...

    06/06/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT · by bamahead · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | June 6, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has ordered a suburban Denver baker named Jack Phillips to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding that his religious objections do not supersede the state's anti-discrimination statutes. Because if the Constitution should be subordinate to anything, it's the local thought police, hurt feelings, and nuptial pastries. Raju Jaram, one of the reprehensible unelected commissioners—whose contact information is nowhere to be found on Colorado's government site—apparently had this to say about the case: "I can believe anything I want, but if I'm going to do business here, I'd ought to not discriminate against people." No,...
  • Oklahoma Dumps Common Core as Dominoes Fall

    06/06/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 June 2014 | Alex Newman
    Oklahoma Dumps Common Core as Dominoes Fall In a major victory for opponents of the deeply controversial Common Core, Oklahoma officially dumped the education standards.
  • US agency still flying migrant families to Arizona

    06/06/2014 4:41:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman says federal officials have confirmed that migrants arrested in Texas will continue to be flown to Arizona.
  • Springfield (MA) violence: 'Don't blame the police when Pookie gets shot…,' says Rev. Swan

    06/06/2014 4:33:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    Blame for the recent violence that's swept through Springfield lies in the hands of the young men committing the crimes – and those who tacitly abet them – not the law enforcement officials and religious leaders trying to keep the peace, according to the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield NAACP and pastor of Spring of Hope Church. "Don't blame the police, you know, when Pookie gets shot and you knew the kind of life Pookie was living, and you knew the path that Pookie was on and you never addressed it with Pookie," Swan said...
  • ‘A Soup of Misery’: Over Half of People Say They’d Abandon Their Cable Company, if Only They Could

    06/06/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Brian Fung
    Frustrated with rising prices? Check. Keep getting hit with more fees and charges? Check. You're paying for more channels than you'd ever want to watch? Check. These are just a handful of the most common complaints consumers have when it comes to grappling with cable companies. And it's not just anecdotal: A survey of subscribers on the nation's biggest cable providers has found that more than half of Americans would abandon their cable provider if they felt they could. Cable rage is real, and here's the data to prove it. Fifty-three percent of respondents to a recent survey said they'd...
  • John Podesta: EPA carbon rule will survive next president

    06/06/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2014 | By DARREN GOODE
    White House counselor John Podesta is “fairly confident” that proposed EPA greenhouse gas restrictions can survive scrutiny under the next president — and that Democrats can campaign on the climate change issue in races this year. “If you’re a climate denier trying to run nationally, I think you’re going to have a very hard road to go getting elected president of the United States,” he said. “There’s no doubt there’s some states where this is an issue that presents a different set of political challenges, particularly coal-producing states,” he said. “And there’s no doubt that the polluters have come after...
  • LA schools to launch new summer lunch program

    06/06/2014 3:19:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 6, 2014
    The Los Angeles Unified School District wants to disprove the old saying that there's no free lunch. The district on Thursday said it will serve free lunches through summer to children and the disabled at 317 school campuses along with 105 parks and recreation centers. District Director of Food Services David Binkle says he expects the program to dish out 4.5 million meals.
  • How Much More Upside Is There? [S&P 500 and Dow hit new highs once again on jobs report]

    06/06/2014 2:23:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/06/2014 | Tyler Durden
    For 5 years the correlation between the expansion of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet and the growth of the S&P 500 has risen dramatically. Since QE3 was unveiled, the correlation is converging on 1 which of course is just happy coincidence and nothing to do with the free and easy flow of liquidity that month after month of Fed largesse has created. The problem is we now know that the hurdles to a Fed un-Taper are very high and so we can extrapolate the end-point for the Fed's balance sheet and where stocks would trade at that point. The...
  • State education officials have "egg on our face" after misspelling of "Kentucky"

    06/06/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.wdrb.com ^ | june 5, 2014
    The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority sent out books to every junior in the state, outlining what they need to know while preparing for college.  There's only one small problem: the word "Kentucky" is misspelled on the spine of the book. The photos at right were provided by viewer Liz Palmer.  We talked with Erin Klarer with KHEAA. She tells us several schools, parents, and even state officials have let them know about the mistake, but to reprint and redistribute them would cost about $70,000, so they opted to just - in her words - "deal with the egg on...
  • High School Surprises Janitor With $1,900 So He Can Visit His Granddaughter for the First Time

    06/06/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/6/14 | Ralphie Aversa
    But the celebration over one of the school's teams was just a ruse. That soon became apparent when Principal Chris Glass grabbed the microphone. "Somebody has made a huge mess again in this gymnasium," Glass told the gathered students and faculty. "Oh no. What to do?" Spaulding was called in to the gym and cleaned up in a much different way — students presented him with a check for $1,900, money that they had begun collecting earlier in the year. The funds will be used to fly his family to Italy to visit his son Jacob, who is stationed there...
  • Surge in kids illegally crossing into U.S. alone strains Border Patrol

    06/06/2014 1:07:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The flood of young children pouring across the southwestern border is worse than the administration has previously acknowledged, and efforts to deal with unaccompanied minors are overwhelming the Border Patrol, distracting it from going after smugglers and other illegal immigrants, according to an internal draft memo from the agency. The four-page memo, authored by Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald D. Vitiello and dated May 30, contradicts the administration’s argument that the border is secure enough to begin legalizing current illegal aliens already in the U.S. Instead, Chief Vitiello paints a picture of a government struggling to cope, leaving the children...
  • North Carolina says “Yes!” to fracking [While New York studies the issue to death]

    06/06/2014 1:05:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Thanks to the political obfuscation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state of New York is still stubbornly refusing to get on board with the shale oil-and-gas revolution despite its prime positioning on top of the Marcellus/Utica shale formations it shares with Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Too bad for New York, ’cause the state is missing out on a piece of the job- and wealth-creating action that has helped to keep our otherwise meandering economy afloat because of a few radically overblown but completely manageable environmental(ist) concerns. Other states, like North Carolina, are quickly getting over their erstwhile reluctance:...
  • Great news: HHS to overhaul Healthcare.gov … again

    06/06/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When the Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, HHS had three and a half years and $400 million to produce a web portal for individual-market consumers that would … pretty much do what the existing portal did for the Medicare Advantage program that ObamaCare raided to pay for its own operation. HHS rolled it out on time last October, whereupon it crashed repeatedly and had to be overhauled. A few months later, the Obama administration bragged about the system when it hit eight million signups, even though the back end couldn’t actually determine how many actually paid for...
  • Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes away

    06/06/2014 1:02:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    KOAT (Albaquerque) ^ | 6/6/14 | Royale Da
    Chester Nez, the last original Navajo Code Talker, has passed away in his Albuquerque home. Nez was recruited with 28 other Native Americans by the U.S. Marines to create a code the Japanese couldn't crack during World War II. Nez went into kidney failure Wednesday morning. He was 93. "Many people have met him," said Judy Avila, a friend and author of Nez's memoir. "When you meet him, you're charmed by him." He was the last living member of the group. "There were a lot of people and naysayers who said, 'How can these young Navajo men help us?' But...
  • 2 bodies found in suitcases near Lake Geneva

    06/06/2014 12:55:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.jsonline.com ^ | 06-06-2014 Updated: 2:07 p.m | By Sarah Maslin
    A Town of Geneva highway worker cutting grass early Thursday afternoon found two suitcases in a ditch along the side of N. Como Road. They moved the suitcases onto the road and continued cutting grass. When police opened the suitcases several hours later, they discovered two bodies. According to a news release from the Town of Geneva Police Department, a citizen saw the suitcases sitting by the road and called the police department about 3 p.m. One body was in each suitcase. Town of Geneva Police and the Walworth County Sheriff's Office have begun a criminal investigation. Autopsies will be...
  • Rees Howells: Intercessor - the stunning prayers that preceded the stunning victories in WWI.

    06/06/2014 12:52:44 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 3 replies
    Inspirational Christians ^ | 2014 | Norman Grubb
    Chapter 36 – Russia, North Africa, Italy, “D” Day Victory in the battle of Britain saved the country from invasion, but the enemy sought to recompense himself by heavier, indiscriminate night-bombing, which continued into 1941. The next prayer was greater still. We suppose nothing gave the world a bigger shock through the whole course of the war than when, without a word of warning, Hitler swung round and invaded Russia. God now began to turn the prayers of the College into yet another direction. With the Nazis marching through Yugoslavia and Greece and capturing Crete, and with the menace of...
  • Paul Krugman: The Climate Domino

    06/06/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration is doing something that really will impose at least some pain on some people. Where are the eye-catching fake horror stories? For what it’s worth, however, the attacks on the new rules mainly involve the three C’s: conspiracy, cost and China. That is, right-wingers claim that there isn’t any global warming, that it’s all a hoax...
  • 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’ Read more at

    06/06/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Surge ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Schuck
    The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die. Ladies, and Gents, I present to you… 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To Global Warming: 1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February,...
  • Harper Lee Lawsuit Is Dismissed

    06/06/2014 12:15:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 5, 2014 | Robin Pogrebin and Jennifer Schuessler
    A federal judge has ended the lawsuit brought by Harper Lee against the Monroe County Heritage Museum, The Associated Press reported — two weeks after it was reinstated. The suit had alleged that the Alabama museum had profited from unauthorized use of her novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” United States District Judge William H. Steele dismissed the case on Thursday in a one-sentence order after lawyers for Ms. Lee and for the museum filed a joint motion seeking to end the suit. The order did not reveal any settlement terms, but the judge said that both Ms. Lee and the...
  • Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

    06/06/2014 12:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-6-14 | Sean Sullivan
    The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, known best for shepherding big money to conservative causes and candidates, have given a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund, the organization announced Friday. The money will come from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation, which are headed by the brothers. Most of the money ($18.5 million) will go toward a scholarship program. The other $6.5 million is provided for general support to historically black colleges and universities and the UNCF, with $4 million set aside for loan assistance. The UNCF is the nation's largest minority education group. Such a...
  • The Second-Largest Religion in Each State

    06/06/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | Reid Wilson
    Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States; more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. A little more than half of us identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon. But what about the rest of us? In the Western U.S., Buddhists represent the largest non-Christian religious bloc in most states. In 20 states, mostly in the Midwest and South, Islam is the largest non-Christian faith tradition. And in 15 states, mostly in the Northeast, Judaism has the most followers after Christianity. Hindus come in second place in Arizona and...
  • The eyes of the world were upon us on “the longest day”

    06/06/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 13 replies
    AllenBWest ^ | 6/6/14 | Allen West
    We must never forget the names Bold, Sword, Juno, Omaha, Utah, and Point du Hoc where the Allies and men of the American Army’s 1st, 4th, and 29th Infantry Divisions hit the beach — and the 2nd Rangers scaled the heights. The stories of heroism will echo for eternity and they must be told to ensure those brave 9,000 — who would never again walk among the living — are not forgotten. We must never allow the legacy of Operation Overlord to be forgotten. And so here are the mottos of the American units of that famed day: 1st Infantry...
  • Chuck Schumer Regularly Crashes Graduation Ceremonies So He Can Talk About His College Breakup

    06/06/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/6 | Caroline Bankoff
    Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer attends The New School University Center Opening Showcase at The New School University Center on January 23, 2014 in New York City. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, a man long known for his eagerness to talk into any available microphone, likes to give commencement speeches. According to The Wall Street Journal, Schumer has spoken at eight ceremonies this year, and he has a "standing invitation" to address the graduating classes of at least two schools whenever he wants. "Many schools receive requests from the senator's staff about the timing and feasibility of his joining a particular...
  • Dialing it in: The Obama post-presidency has already begun

    06/06/2014 11:05:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Continetti
    One evening in March, during a visit to Italy, President Obama asked the U.S. ambassador to round up a bunch of—and I quote—“interesting Italians” for a dinner at the ambassadorial residence. The history of the property, the Villa Taverna, goes as far back as the tenth century. Its art collection includes Roman sarcophagi and centuries-old imperial busts. The menu that evening included a variety of pastas, and wines from Tuscany and the regions around Venice. Dinner lasted four hours. In this sumptuous and Baroque setting, amid these beautiful artifacts of long-gone civilizations, enjoying the finest foods and most delicate wines,...
  • THE HOWIE CARR SHOW: Col Hunt On The Bergdahl Fiasco

    06/06/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 1 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 6/5/14 | Howie Carr
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  • Same-sex marriage protesters find little support

    For the hour that Mike McMonagle and his allies stood in protest Thursday outside Gov. Corbett's office in Center City, they were spared from heat and rain. But little else went in their favor. Drivers paid no attention to the 30 people holding rosaries and signs railing against same-sex marriage. A man spat on the ground at their feet. Soon, they had to share the sidewalk with other protesters - a younger, louder, more organized group. While McMonagle's group spoke of the need to "defend our children" from nontraditional families, a group from Cook-Wissahickon School brought in actual children to...
  • UK’s ‘assisted dying’ bill tells disabled ‘it’s not worth being alive’: wheelchair-bound Baroness

    06/06/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/5/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    LONDON, U.K., June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British aristocrat and legislator has gone to bat for the nation’s disabled, arguing that a proposed law allowing doctor-assisted suicide would target the ill and infirm for euthanasia. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, a paraplegic athlete who has won 11 gold medals at the Paralympics and is now a member of the House of Lords, co-signed a scathing letter to the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper in which she and other disability-rights advocates accused lawmakers of having double standards when it comes to whether a person should be allowed to commit suicide. “Why is it...
  • Donald Sterling's Last Laugh: Tax-Free $2 Billion Clippers Sale

    06/06/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | Robert W. Wood
    L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling seems to be sitting pretty. Sure, he endured bad press and probably would not have sold the team were it not for the NBA action. He may not even get to do his own negotiating, since the NBA stepped in. But a $2 billion sale to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer isn’t half bad. Still, taxes could eat a big piece of his outsize profit. With these high numbers and Sterling’s advanced age, income and estate taxes look bleak, but are they? First, let’s take income tax. Mr. Sterling only paid $12.5 million for the Clippers in...
  • Pope Francis pays tribute to 'heavy sacrifice' of soldiers on 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

    06/06/2014 9:56:54 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 6, 2014 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings is an opportunity for present generations to show gratitude for the “heavy sacrifice” of soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy to fight against “Nazi barbarism” and free occupied France during World War II. He also states that it should serve as a reminder that excluding God from the lives of people and societies can bring nothing but death and suffering and he calls on the people of Europe to find their roots and future hopes in the Gospel of Christ. The Holy Father’s words are contained...
  • College Graduates Awakened Rudely

    06/06/2014 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s never pretty watching college graduates facing the cold, cruel world of the job market after being trained by people who have steadfastly avoided such a bracing encounter for most of their careers. We can see this exercise played out on one of our local campuses—George Washington University. “While GW has poured millions of dollars into improving career services, the percentage of students employed within six months of graduation has hovered at about 63 percent over the past three years, according to a survey released last month,” Allison Kowalski reported in The GW Hatchet on May 12, 2014. The efforts...
  • WOMEN’S CENTER SHUTDOWN

    06/06/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    The recently announced closing of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate, effective July 1, 2014, has sparked outrage and disappointment in some quarters, particularly among those who say they viewed the Center as a place that welcomed those with alternative lifestyles. Eric Owens of The Daily Caller may have illuminated the backstory, saying that while school officials blamed efforts to cut spending for the decision, in a statement obtained by Inside Higher Ed, Chancellor Tom Moore said the center’s closure was “particularly hard, given the importance of their programming and the unfortunate...
  • Planned Parenthood affiliate has lost more than a quarter of its customers since 2012

    06/06/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:03 EST | Ben Johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Planned Parenthood affiliate has lost more than a quarter of its customers since 2012 by Ben Johnson Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:03 EST Tags: oregon, planned parenthood, planned parenthood columbia willamette, washington state VANCOUVER, WA, June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Planned Parenthood affiliate has revealed that it has had to dramatically downsize – including closing one-third of its offices in its two-state territory – because it had lost a quarter of its business in two years. Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette announced yesterday that it is closing three of its offices...
  • David Letterman Rails Against Guns: 'You Can't Tell Me This Is an Insoluble Problem'

    06/06/2014 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 75 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 4 Jun 2014 | Brietbart
    On Wednesday’s “The Late Show” on CBS, host David Letterman complained to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the lack of action on the child deaths by handgun. He pointed recent incidents in Santa Barbara, CA and Newtown, CT and lamented that neither of those has inspired a solution to shootings and guns in our society. “I think, I don’t have the statistics but that's never stopped me,” Letterman said. “I think daily in this country a child or an underage boy or girl is shot and killed by a gun. And then we had the situation in Santa Barbara, CA where...
  • Man shot after going to wrong house in northwest Las Vegas

    06/06/2014 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | 06/05/2014 | RICARDO TORRES and FRANCIS McCABE
    A man who believed his home was being burglarized early Thursday shot through his front door, hitting a man in the chest, Las Vegas police said. The victim, a man in his 20s, and the second person were at the door after confusing the home with another in the neighborhood, police said. They had been celebrating a birthday with another person at a nearby house. They left for a short time and thought they were returning to the same house, but instead confused the homes and knocked on the door at 9218 Wittig Ave., near Fort Apache and Elkhorn roads,...
  • 'Smoking Gun' Proof of Big Bang Already In Doubt

    06/06/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-6-14 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    'Smoking Gun' Proof of Big Bang Already In Doubt by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * In March 2014, a team of radio astronomers using the BICEP2 telescope announced purported direct evidence for inflation, an important part of the Big Bang model.1 But only two months after this “discovery” a number of secular scientists have become increasingly skeptical.2 The original Big Bang model had a number of serious problems, including its own version of the starlight and time problem.3 In order to rescue the Big Bang from these difficulties, secular scientists proposed inflation as an ad hoc tack on to the original...
  • Great Society's decline: The high cost of Lyndon Johnson's grand project

    tanding on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.” This was a synopsis of what he had said four months earlier. Fifty years ago this Thursday, at the University of Michigan, Johnson had proposed legislating into existence a Great Society. It would end poverty and racial injustice, “but that is just the beginning.” It would “rebuild the entire urban United States” while fending off “boredom and restlessness,” slaking “the hunger for community” and enhancing “the meaning of our...
  • Bolton: Children Should Not Be ‘In Charge of Foreign Policy’

    06/06/2014 8:11:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-5-14 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – “Children” should not be in charge of foreign policy, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said Thursday, responding to a State Department spokeswoman’s comments earlier this week about claims by some former squad members that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted. “I think children are wonderful, but I don’t think they should be in charge of foreign policy,” Bolton told Fox Business’ Stuart Varney. “That’s very strong stuff,” said Varney. “Not as strong as I might say off-camera,” Bolton replied. He said the department’s spokespeople under Secretary of State John Kerry “have been more partisan than any...
  • Now There Are Three: Oklahoma, South Carolina Join Indiana in Exiting Common Core

    06/06/2014 8:03:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6-6-14 | Kelsy Harkness
    Common Core is on the chopping block. Oklahoma today became the third state to exit the national education standards and reclaim its decision-making authority in education. The move comes on the heels of South Carolina, which days ago put an end to Common Core—setting precedent for other states to follow. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley quietly signed a bill withdrawing the state from Common Core, but Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, also a Republican, was not shy about stating her reasons for pulling her state from the national standards. “We are capable of developing our own Oklahoma academic standards that will...
  • Even Major Hollywood Studios are Leaving California

    06/06/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Hollywood leaves Hollywood, you know things are bad. Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving its headquarters from Culver City to Canada.The visual-effects unit, which employs about 270 people, said it was moving a bulk of its operations to Vancouver, where it already has a satellite studio, the Los Angeles Times reported.A small staff will remain in Los Angeles. The move will cut costs due to Canadian tax breaks, the Times said. For the moment this is just the visual effects unit, but considering how much filming is done abroad, it’s not a good sign.Movies are going where the tax credits...
  • Because He Is Black, Americans Suffer and Die

    06/06/2014 7:24:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Clearly, no amount of unprecedented unlawful power-grabs, narcissistic behavior, blatant lies, and ignoring of the Constitution will sway the mainstream media and the Democrats from their loyalty to Obama. Why? The answer is that Obama is black, which makes him their ultimate weapon of mass destruction – able to nuke traditional America. Obama's mission is to cram his radical socialist/progressive dream for America down our throats. Obama’s reign of terror is but a mere preview of things to come if the MSM and Democrats are successful in duping Americans into handing Hillary Clinton the keys to the Oval Office. Just...