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  • Before election, Newsweek sent bookstores printed copies declaring Hillary, not Trump, as winner

    11/08/2016 11:44:22 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Before the election, Newsweek sent bookstores advance printed copies of its magazine declaring Hillary the winner, but no such advance printed copies declaring Trump the winner With major sporting events, like the World Series or the Super Bowl, companies that manufacture t-shirts will manufacture separate shirts delcaring both teams as the winner before the event takes place. As soon as the winner is declared, they immediately start selling the shirts with the winner, and put the shirts with the loser into the trash.Before yesterday’s election, Newsweek printed up advance paper copies declaring the winner and sent them to bookstores. But they...
  • Education: the Silence of the Shepherds

    03/07/2015 1:35:52 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In her book Credentialed to Destroy, Robin Eubanks concludes: In tracking both the reading wars and the math wars, it became undeniably clear that there was a consistent conscious pattern to reject what had been proven to work well for most students. I would add, not just in reading and math but in ALL academic subjects. Apparently, our Education Establishment wont rest until they have achieved total mediocrity, all the while pretending they have given us higher standards. Do you need Thomas Paine to tell you there is a Crisis? Do you need a weatherman to say which way the...
  • Dumbing Down America: How Would You Do It?

    01/12/2015 6:49:43 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    RightSideNws ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Suppose someone wanted to dumb down a country. How would they accomplish this? In fact, no research is required. We don't need to speculate about what the most brilliant Pavlonians might do. American public schools have been dumbing down students for most of a century. The best techniques have been discovered, refined, and locked in place for many years. All thats required is frank admiration for professionals who know their job. Simply apply their methods full-strength, and wait. You will have dumber schools, dumber kids, and a dumber society. First and most important, using any possible pretext, eliminate academic content....
  • Touching moment crew stand and salute dying Pearl Harbor sailor as he is granted final wish to join

    11/19/2013 3:48:35 PM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/19/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The crew of the USS Dewey have honored the dying wish of a Pearl Harbor survivor by allowing him on board the latest version of the destroyer he served on in the Second World War. Electricians Mate Second Bud Cloud was due to begin hospice care, when his friend Jennie Haskamp reached out to the Dewey's crew and asked if he could see the ship in San Diego. But when they arrived at the dock, the sailors carried the 90-year-old veteran on board and attentively listened as he shared his memories from the war.
  • Chris Christie: The New Tom Dewey

    11/12/2013 3:10:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 12, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    He won re-election as a Republican governor by almost 60 percent of the vote. He loved to talk about what he called the Teamwork Government he had brought to his state capital especially when it came to contrasting what he and his tight-knit band of advisers deemed as the wild success and popularity of his Teamwork Government with the chaos of Washington. He boldly went where other Republicans would not go, winning an unprecedented pledge of neutrality from the deeply liberal labor movement. Stunningly, of the 24 members of the American Federation of Labors endorsement board, 22 wanted to...
  • Deliberate Dumbing Down Charlotte Iserbyt explained

    11/07/2013 2:24:43 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    Edfrontier blog ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Wade through several hundred discussions about education. You finally realize it all comes down to one question: did all this crazy bad stuff happen by accident, or do the people at the top get up every morning scheming to keep kids semi-literate, unable to do much arithmetic, and ignorant in any direction you look? I'm fascinated by this question because, for one thing, the crazy bad stuff seems too vast to be accidental. You cant take your eyes off it. Watching Rome burn mustve been a similar experience. The waste, the incompetence, the reckless malice. Whatever the exact cause, finally...
  • College professors should be more involved in K-12 education

    09/16/2013 4:08:08 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 8, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [SUMMARY: All levels of education influence each other. College professors can greatly help higher education by joining the fight to improve secondary education.]-- No school is an island; each school, each sector of education, is connected to the others. Influences flow between them. Its reasonable to think a nations educational institutions will rise and fall together. College professors may hope they can retreat to an ivory tower, untouched by the mediocrity in our public schools. Some professors may believe they are an intellectual aristocracy, and as such cannot be contaminated by the rabble below. However, the contamination relentlessly spreads and...
  • Walt Disneys Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • Dewey: Stalin's Propagandist, the World's Teacher

    05/22/2013 11:35:14 AM PDT · by VR-21 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/22/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    Joseph Stalin had been General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party for six years in 1928, when John Dewey, "the father of modern education," toured Russia with a group of educators. Later that year, The New Republic published Dewey's Impressions of Soviet Russia and the revolutionary world. This polemic stands as a remarkable testament to progressivism's disdain for mankind, reason, and truth. It is also Dewey's most honest and concise primer on the principles of his progressive education method. Anyone prepared to defend the idea of government-controlled schooling after reading this work is perhaps beyond reach of rational argument. Dewey's...
  • Dewey From Detroit's Series Continues: Know Thy Enemy, Part I, Education

    03/04/2013 12:24:53 PM PST · by NOBO2012
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 4-4-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Barack Obama did not bring us to this first circle of hell on his own. He was aided and abetted by 1) an education system with a relentless propaganda agenda, 2) a media oligopoly that has completely abrogated its First Amendment responsibility and 3) a celebrity dominated culture that is largely a product of the first two. We begin today with a look at: I. The Education System In a previous post I covered how the public education system fell under the thrall of postmodernism simply a new name for all the old socialist/communist/relativist claptrap. Some of the...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • Progressivism: Individuals don't inherently have this thing called "liberty"

    01/19/2013 6:32:52 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    In "Liberalism and Social Action" (Excerpts only), John Dewey explains the following: The idealistic philosophy taught that men are held together by the relations that proceed from and that manifest an ultimate cosmic mind. It followed that the basis of society and the state is shared intelligence and purpose, not force nor yet self-interest. The state is a moral organism, of which government is one organ. Only by participating in the common purpose as it works for the common good can individual human beings realize their true individualities and become truly free. The state is but one organ among many...
  • Thomas Sowell: Republicans Deserved to Lose (A predictable end to an unhappy year)

    01/01/2013 11:33:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/01/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future. If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare. With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens...
  • Education: What Lurks Below the Surface?

    11/27/2012 1:48:28 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 12 replies ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Education is a mystifying field. You can study it for years but remain forever on the surface. The media, for example, endlessly discuss every aspect of public education. But nothing improves; and nobody explains why we spend so much money but get mediocre results. (Note: many pundits believe the public schools are now so bad they are a threat to this countrys survival.) Heres my main theme these days. We must look deeper. Until we grapple with the underlying causes, nothing will improve. We have to move inside the machine and figure out how it works. One thing we know...
  • The strange case of Mitt Romneys multiple 1948 personalities

    11/07/2012 12:54:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2012 | David Pietrusza
    It is a rare Midwestern morning when a major candidate can conjure up to comparisons to three candidates from a single past presidential election. But Mitt Romneys bizarre recent Ford Field appearance somehow managed to remind historians of not one, not two, but three major contenders in 1948s historic presidential contest: the over-confident Thomas E. Dewey, the scrappy Harry S. Truman and the dour conservative Robert A. Taft. Now, general Mitt Romney-Tom Dewey comparisons are nothing new. Both Romney and Dewey served as moderate-to-liberal Eastern Republican governors. Both featured bland, poll-driven messages. Both had repeatedly sought the presidency (Dewey in...
  • Dewey files for Chapter 11 - biggest US law firm collapses

    05/29/2012 4:38:59 AM PDT · by sunmars · 60 replies
    The crippled law firm Dewey & Leboeuf filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday night and will seek approval to liquidate its business after failing to find a merger partner, marking the biggest collapse of a law firm in US history. "During the first quarter of 2012, the firm was confronted with liquidity constraints that led to the precipitous resignation of over 160 of the firm's 300 partners by May 11," the New-York based firm said. Dewey listed liabilities in the range of $100m to $500m, according to the filing. It had already terminated 433 of its 533 New...
  • Mitt Romney: The man on the wedding cake?

    01/26/2012 4:36:36 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2012 | Alan Silverleib
    (CNN) -- Less than 10 months from the general election, Barack Obama appears to be laying the groundwork for a reprise of Harry Truman's populist 1948 campaign. Running for a second term with a soft economy, the president's ready to tie the Republican nominee to what he characterizes as an extreme, do-nothing Congress serving the interests of the wealthy elite at the expense of the broad middle class. But if Obama is Truman, does that make GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney the next Tom Dewey? Maybe -- at least as far as public persona goes. There are several striking similarities between...
  • Mitt Romney: Tom Dewey All Over Again

    11/25/2011 9:01:55 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 11-25-2011 | Jack Kenny
    They arrive now with monotonous regularity. Another day, another announcement by a New Hampshire politician of his or her endorsement of Mitt Romney for President. Former Governor John Sununu. Former Governor and U.S. Senator Judd Gregg. Senator Kelly Ayotte. Umpteen members of the New Hampshire House and Senate. Romney's the one. A businessman. A leader. The one who will create what all America wants jobs, jobs, jobs! Overseas, seas, seas. Yet the Romney record suggests he'll be creating the jobs overseas, seas, seas, and that's what we'll be hearing from the Obama camp from here to reelection. Oh, how...
  • Frank Rich: In Praise of Extremism

    09/26/2011 8:30:05 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Frank Rich
    -snip- In a best-case scenario for him, the GOP will spurn Perry for Romney. Its a given in Washington, of course, that Romney is the tougher opponent for Obama because he appeals to moderate and independent voters. The Beltway hands making this case are usually the same suspects who caution Obama to stick to the vital center. As Michael Gerson, the Bush 43 speechwriter turned columnist, put it last week, Romney is the GOPs safe choice because he represents the reassuring center. Gerson argues that Romneys prospects are better than his current polling and likens him to Thomas Dewey without...
  • Have Public Schools Turned Out To Be "The Great Equalizer"?

    07/22/2011 10:34:56 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 12 replies ^ | July 20, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    More than 150 years ago, Horace Mann fervently hailed education as "the great equalizer in the conditions of men." Horace Mann, generally considered the father of US public education, counted on good schools to fulfill American democracy. Poorer children, via effective education, would rise as far as their talents and hard work could take them. Social mobility would be guaranteed; merit would be the chief determiner of success. Shirley Tilghman, the president of Princeton, recently praised Mann's vision, and lamented that we are not honoring it. She pointed out that our K-12 education system is "leaving vast numbers of students...
  • The Reign of Group Think: Be Nice and Compromise

    03/29/2011 10:08:34 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 15 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 29, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    I remember being grouped together with other students as early as the first grade. Rather than being arranged in rows of individual desks, we were clustered in groups of four, facing each other. We were given work to do as a group, rather than as individuals. I despised the practice then, and I continued to all the way through college. It didn't seem right to have to compensate for others and share a grade. The result was always the same. I did less and worse than I would have individually. It was far more work to pull others along than...
  • Is there a genius in all of us?

    01/13/2011 3:39:14 PM PST · by decimon · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | January 12, 2011 | David Shenk
    Where do athletic and artistic abilities come from? With phrases like "gifted musician", "natural athlete" and "innate intelligence", we have long assumed that talent is a genetic thing some of us have and others don't. But new science suggests the source of abilities is much more interesting and improvisational. It turns out that everything we are is a developmental process and this includes what we get from our genes. A century ago, geneticists saw genes as robot actors, always uttering the same lines in exactly the same way, and much of the public is still stuck with this old idea....
  • How to Pollute a Mind: Lessons from John Dewey and Van Jones

    03/11/2010 8:59:10 AM PST · by This Just In · 3 replies · 393+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2010 | Chuck Roger
    March 11, 2010 How to Pollute a Mind: Lessons from John Dewey and Van Jones By Chuck Rogr A new Ivy League "fellow" will soon have the opportunity to teach students his belief that white people are "steering poison into the people-of-color communities" and that America should give up its wealth to the American Indians. This June, Princeton University will welcome to its hallowed halls former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist. The story of how America started down a path leading to communist instructors in our classrooms begs to be told. In 1899, Vermonter John Dewey...
  • Progressivism & Obama's Mental Health

    02/07/2010 11:33:43 AM PST · by jazminerose · 21 replies · 433+ views ^ | 2/7/10 | Joy Tiz
    Chuck Roger at American Thinker weaves the nefarious Progressive educators into his analysis of why Obama is so screwed up. Add to Obamas narcissism the influence of the progressives during his formative years: Psychologizing introduced an emotionalism to education that defocused the student from facts, knowledge, and contributing to the prosperity of society. Teachers gradually split into factions, with ruinous consequences for American society. Some teachers continued to embrace the knowledge goal, but many of them began to indoctrinate their captive young sponges in critical thinking a euphemism for rabidly questioning everything and adopting a mindset that rejects all...
  • John Dewey and the Philosophical Refounding of America

    01/08/2010 4:45:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 726+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 31, 2009 | TIFFANY JONES MILLER
    NR Special: The Progressives The progressive label is back in vogue; politicians of the Left routinely use it to describe themselves, hoping to avoid the radical connotations associated with being liberal in the post-Reagan era. The irony in this is manifold, especially because the aim of the movement to which the name refers, the late-19th- and early-20th-century progressive movement, was anything but moderate. If the progressive label seems less radical today, it is only because progressivism is less well known than its liberal progeny. It was initially an academic phenomenon far removed from American politics. Particularly in the postCivil...
  • Exit Polls Say Barack Obama Will Win the Election (Dewey v. Truman 2008 Alert)

    11/04/2008 3:44:59 PM PST · by lewisglad · 19 replies · 2,603+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 11/4/08 | A. Guck
    <p>CNN's Election Center 2008 hosts an Election Tracker that allows you to view their company's most up to the minute predictions. As of early morning Election Day, CNN had Obama winning at 51%, McCain with 44% and leaving 5% of voters ready to cast their ballot claiming to be 'unsure'. CNN also allows you to predict the election yourself by giving you the CNN ELECTORAL MAP CALCULATOR. In this function you predict the outcome by selecting states you think either candidate will win. This could be something fun to do with family, friend or co-workers.</p>
  • Post links to results sites here.

    11/04/2008 8:19:25 AM PST · by 5thGenTexan · 10 replies · 1,292+ views
    Starting a thread for putting links to election result sites.
  • Obama seeks landslide but McCain claims momentum

    10/31/2008 6:40:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies · 1,488+ views
    AOL News/AP ^ | 10-31-2008 | MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO
    ContentType:Spot Development; ContentElement:FullStory; Breaking:True; By MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writers DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Despite John McCain's prediction of an upset, Barack Obama reached for a landslide Friday, invading his rival's home state with TV ads and building a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds as the presidential race headed into a hectic final weekend. McCain charged that Obama, bidding to become the first black president, "began his campaign in the liberal left lane of politics and has never left it. He's more liberal than a senator who calls himself a socialist," he added in...
  • In the words of this PUMA: "Holy crap, read this!" ( ironic coincidence)

    10/26/2008 7:40:14 AM PDT · by dascallie · 21 replies · 2,367+ views
    WV4Hillary Presidential Member = >1000 Posts Join Date: Mar 2008 Posts: 1,453 Poster Rank: #87 (Oct. 26, 2008): Dewey v Truman: Holy Crap, Read This!! (Really) Replace: Truman = McCain Dewey = Obama Republican Controlled Congress = Democrat Controlled Congress Republican = Democrat and vice versa Given Truman's sinking popularity and the seemingly fatal three-split in the Democratic Party, Dewey appeared unbeatable. Top Republicans believed that all their candidate had to do to win was to avoid major mistakes; in keeping with this advice, Dewey carefully avoided risks. He spoke in platitudes, avoided controversial issues, and was vague on what...

    10/25/2008 2:44:15 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 13 replies · 998+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/25/08 | ZACHARY KARABELL
    For the past sixty years, whenever a presidential candidate is down in the polls days before Election Day, Harry Truman's victory in 1948 inevitable comes up. Of all the comebacks, Truman's still ranks as the most startling, down to the premature headline published by the staunch Republican media mogul Robert McCormick's Chicago Tribune the day after the election: "Dewey Defeats Truman!" A month before the election, Thomas Dewey, the Republican governor of New York, had a double digit lead over Truman. Most pollsters simply stopped polling, believing that voters made their minds up well before Election Day. Of the 50...
  • The Progressive Movement and the Transformation of American Politics

    07/22/2007 9:59:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,477+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/18/07 | Thomas G. West and William A. Schambra
    Progressivism was the reform movement that ran from the late 19th century through the first decades of the 20th century, during which leading intellectuals and social reformers in the United States sought to address the economic, political, and cultural questions that had arisen in the context of the rapid changes brought with the Industrial Revolution and the growth of modern capitalism in America. The Progressives believed that these changes marked the end of the old order and required the creation of a new order appropriate for the new industrial age. There are, of course, many different representations of Progressivism: the...

    01/09/2007 9:32:02 AM PST · by paltz · 7 replies · 610+ views ^ |
    HUMANISM UNMASKED AS DEFINED BY JOHN DEWEY, THE FATHER OF MODERN EDUCATION Humanism is as old as the garden of Eden, but few know what it is. The idea of Humanism replacing Godism can be seen in the garden of Eden when Satan taught Eve that she would know longer need God, she could be as her own god and do what she pleased after she got enough knowledge of her own. Men have written on the subject since Plato and Aristotle, but still most people only think it means 'kind' or 'humane'. A better definition is required if...
  • Oldest known bird found in China

    06/15/2006 2:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 685+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 6/15 | DAWN WALTON
    Scientists have uncovered remarkably preserved fossils including feathers and webbed feet of the oldest known relatives of modern birds, which also shores up the theory that birds evolved from aquatic environments. Little is known about birds from the age of dinosaurs, since fossils that date back to the early Cretaceous Period some 105 to 115 million years ago are have rarely been found, the discovery reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science is particularly exciting for those trying to fill gaps in the avian family tree. I was totally blown away. I was stunned, said...
  • The Early Bird: Fossils Depict Aquatic Origins of Near-Modern Birds 115 Million Years Ago

    06/15/2006 11:39:26 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 190 replies · 2,508+ views
    University of Pennsylvania ^ | 15 June 2006 | Staff
    Five fossil specimens of a near-modern bird found in the Gansu Province of northwestern China show that early birds likely evolved in an aquatic environment, according to a study reported today in the journal Science. Their findings suggest that these early modern birds were much like the ducks or loons found today. Gansus yumenesis, which lived some 105 to 115 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period, took modern birds through a watery path out of the dinosaur lineage. The report was co-authored by Peter Dodson of the University of Pennsylvania and his former students Hai-lu You of the...
  • Tonto's Indian Wisdom and Academic BS...

    05/10/2006 4:00:37 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 634+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | May 9, 2006, 05:12 | By R.P. BenDedek
    I've just come back from a week in Australia, and have been pouring over my regular sources of 'What's going on in the world', and came across the article entitled: Mayor, Officials Swept Out of Office for Their Support of Illegal Aliens, by Jim Kouri, CPP. I thought it very interesting, but it was not until I read a joke that arrived in an email, that I saw another 'moral of the story'. The Joke: The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours...
  • Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply

    02/24/2006 9:23:20 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 3,852+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | February 24, 2006 | Tom Ford,
    The state imposed a $140,000 penalty for what it called "willful, continuing, and egregious" violations of the price law... The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price. The fine against Midwest Oil of Minnesota is twice as large as any imposed on a company since 2001, when the state established a formula based on wholesale prices, fees and taxes to determine a daily floor for gas prices. Kevin Murphy, deputy commissioner of the department, called the violations "willful, continuing, and egregious and warrant...
  • PLATO VS. DEWEY, Pagans or Apostates?

    01/08/2006 5:48:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 1,182+ views
    NOR ^ | March 2004 | Alice von Hildebrand
    He who aims at changing society -- for good or for evil -- knows that he should gain control over three things: education, the news media, and entertainment. These are the keys that shape a society. My concern is education. Great men have always emphasized its crucial importance. To form young minds is to build the future of a society. There is no nobler task, and education begins at home. The mother is the primary educator of her child, for she will spend more time with her babies than the father can, even though his role is also crucial. To...
  • Hyenas, Jackals and Monsters with Microphones

    01/04/2006 4:16:27 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 17 replies · 876+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 4 January 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I often decry the laziness, incompetence and bias of the American press. Tuesday night in Sago, West Virginia, the press sank to an all-time low, in covering the mine disaster. Working on the Internet, with a 24-hour news channel running, I heard the announcement that the original reports were false. Instead of one miner dead and 12 rescued, the reverse was true. Only one was found alive where they had barricaded themselves in, to await rescue. An orgy of press coverage followed, in which reporters stuck microphones in the faces of grief-stricken survivors, seeking agonizing sound bites for the titillation...
  • Police plead for help in duck massacre case

    09/25/2005 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 71 replies · 1,476+ views
    State AP Wire ^ | 09-25-2005 | Associated Press Staff
    CAMPBELL, Calif. (AP) - Seven weeks after a motorist intentionally killed a gaggle of ducks at a car wash, police say the case is going cold."We're reaching a dead end in the investigation," Campbell police Capt. Russ Patterson said Saturday An Aug. 5 surveillance videotape showed a man driving up and intentionally heading for the ducks, crushing several with his car. The driver mows down several more ducks before jumping out of his car and killing some with his hands. The attack went on for 16 minutes. Ten ducks were killed. Police received 50 to 75 calls a day in...
  • Deaf "Enlightened" Leaders

    06/25/2005 8:20:10 AM PDT · by Alice Linsley · 2 replies · 183+ views
    The Rev. Alice C. Linsley
    The enlightened leaders of the Episcopal Church dont listen, as we have discovered from the recent events at Nottingham. They have locked onto their enlightened position and will not budge. Their behavior reinforces the image of the ugly American, for it is so American to insist that others should listen to you without making any effort to listen to others. I am reminded of a remark Bishop Stacy Sauls made to me when I expressed my disagreement with him over the consecration of V. Gene Robinson. He said, Alice, you of all people, being an educator, should understand why this...
  • Socialism is alive and well in America (Part 1) . America's crippled educational system

    03/31/2005 11:07:27 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 6 replies · 854+ views ^ | 2-20-05 | Cynthia A. Janak
    I am sitting here at my computer looking at the screen. I am wondering how do I express how I feel. The words that convey the magnitude of what I have read are not available in the English language. But, I will try anyway. I never envisioned what I would find when I embarked on the research about our educational system. The people that are involved and how each of their lives crossed one another. These people, in ways that you could not imagine, have touched our lives. The deceit and lies under the guise of education and patriotism with...

    01/13/2005 8:54:27 AM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 35 replies · 994+ views ^ | Jan 13, 2005 | by David H. Smith
    NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, EVERY TEACHER A CRIMINAL? Jan 13, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby David H. Smith WAS PRESIDENT BUSH'S 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND' INITIATIVE BASED ON FALSIFIED DATA - AND DOES IT MATTER ANYWAY? Education and Newsbriefs Correspondent (With reports) The much-touted successes of the The Houston Independent School District (HSID) helped inspire the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of 2002. Yet now it has been reported that HSID testing numbers may have been fudged. According to The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Independent School District (HSID) is conducting an investigation of what it terms suspicious results on...
  • Study Shows Public Schools Indoctrinate Even Christian Kids

    11/26/2004 10:54:06 AM PST · by dukeman · 23 replies · 916+ views ^ | 11/26/04 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    A researcher has revealed some disturbing trends regarding the sets of beliefs Christian students in public schools have about the most important issues in life. Dan Smithwick is the founder and president of the Nehemiah Institute, a group that provides a biblical worldview testing and training service to Christian educators. He is the developer of what is called the "PEERS test," a tool to assess the worldviews of young people, and says the majority of public school students from evangelical Christian homes consistently score in the "socialist" category on the test. According to Smithwick, this outcome should come as no...
  • Former CIA Agent Looks for Financial Links to Hussein

    06/26/2004 11:57:52 AM PDT · by Shermy · 27 replies · 730+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 26, 2004 | Ken Silverstein
    Duane Clarridge is running a private probe, seeking evidence that France took prewar payoffs and that Russia received illegal Iraqi oil. WASHINGTON After nearly two decades on the sidelines, Duane "Dewey" Clarridge, the legendary CIA officer who played a key role in the Reagan administration's secret war in Nicaragua, is back in the game this time in Iraq and as a private citizen. Clarridge has launched his own self-financed investigation into alleged prewar financial dealings between Saddam Hussein's regime and France and Russia. And he has arranged to keep U.S. intelligence agencies briefed on what he uncovers. "It...
  • New four-winged feathered dinosaur?

    01/28/2003 1:54:40 PM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 1,528+ views
    AIG ^ | 1/28/03 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Papers have been flapping with new headlines about the latest in a long line of alleged dinosaur ancestors of birds. This one is claimed to be a sensational dinosaur with feathers on its hind legs, thus four wings.1 This was named Microraptor guithe name is derived from words meaning little plunderer of Gu after the paleontologist Gu Zhiwei. Like so many of the alleged feathered dinosaurs, it comes from Liaoning province of northeastern China. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long from its head to the tip of its long tail, but its body was only about the size...
  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Living Document

    03/18/2004 5:20:21 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 299+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 03-04-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    Same-Sex Marriage and the Living Document March 4, 2004 According to definition, Hilaire Belloc wrote, the ideal citizen of this Modern State must be free to act on his individual judgment of morals, must reach conclusions on all matters by private judgment, but must accept the coercion of any law whatsoever when it has been decided by a majority of such individual citizens so concluding. That about sums it up. The Modern State, now called Democracy, has no moral principles, but we have a duty to obey it anyway. Why? Majority rule, you know. But sometimes the courts overrule the...
  • Historical Perspective: Intelligence and the 1944 Election [Title Not in Original]

    11/06/2003 6:17:47 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 182 replies · 1,372+ views
    U.S.S. Clueless ^ | 11/5/03 | Den Beste
    Historical Perspective: Intelligence and the 1944 Election [Title Not in Original] (On Screen): On December 7 1941, six Japanese aircraft carriers moving under strict radio silence reached a point northwest of Oahu and launched several hundred planes to make a strike against the American fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The strike leader radioed back "Tora Tora Tora", a predetermined message which meant that they had achieved surprise and the Americans were not ready. Two major strikes over the course of a couple of hours sank or badly damaged the majority of America's battleships in the Pacific, and caused much other...
  • Dewey Defeats Truman!

    10/07/2003 10:40:08 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 23 replies · 189+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | October 7, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    It was the statement by Bustamente which certified it for us. When he threatened to punch out Arnold, we knew that Democrats in California are certifiable. We can see the movie. Patricia Neal takes a swing at Gorts titaniium kneecaps and breaks her knuckles. The metal visor slowly slides up and the single electric eye becomes a pulsating laser which darts over Neals head and bounces against the side of a passing 1966 Caddy convertible. Into the sixteen coats of pink paint the following legend is burned: Hasta la vista, Bustamente! Arnold is Joe Camel driving an SUV. When he...
  • Then Came Federal Aid...

    08/15/2003 4:46:22 PM PDT · by steplock · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | Aug 2003 | Margaret Brogley
    Then Came Federal AidDate: Friday, August 15 @ 16:40:43 Topic Letters to Editor THEN CAME FEDERAL AID by Margaret Brogley For over one hundred years the educrats have used the Hegelian method of creating a problem, then offering a solution that is worse than the original problem. Actually, the problem began in the early nineteenth century when public schools were first formed, but the more visible part came around the end of that century when John Dewey gained control. John Dewey was a dedicated socialist and a humanist. Read the three Humanist Manifestos to understand our problems and why...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Of "Treason" and Tailgunner Joe

    07/16/2003 6:37:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 78 replies · 593+ views ^ | 07-16-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Of 'Treason' & Tailgunner Joe Posted: July 16, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the 1968 campaign, when Hubert Humphrey said he would end the bombing of North Vietnam, Spiro Agnew said Hubert was "soft on communism." A media firestorm erupted over such "McCarthyism." Yet, in 1948, Harry Truman had so savaged Tom Dewey that the New York Times ran this headline: "President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Fascist Tool." Was Harry called to account? No. His "Give-'em-Hell-Harry" campaign remains a glorious episode in the archives of liberalism. Point: What the Left calls McCarthyism smearing...