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  • Duke Economist Tells CPAC The FCC'S "Net Neutering" Decision Will Stifle Internet (Shorten)

    02/27/2015 3:23:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Michelle Connolly, a professor of economics at Duke University, delivered what may be the most memorable line at CPAC’s panel on economic growth Thursday.
  • Is Pedophilia Okay if You’re “Born That Way”?

    02/01/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | February 1, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    “Now, many experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality ... a deep-rooted predisposition ... that becomes clear during puberty and does not change.”The above idea was expressed with respect to homosexuality decades ago and since has become left-wing dogma. The thinking is that if someone was “born that way,” if the behavior is “natural” for him and he didn’t choose his feelings, how could it be wrong?Yet the opening quoted line wasn’t penned decades ago — it’s only two years old. And homosexuality wasn’t the focus.It was about pedophilia.Here is the complete quotation, as published by...
  • Listen to Muslim prayer call on UCLA campus. 'This is an act of Islamic supremacism'

    01/23/2015 8:08:19 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    A commentator for American Thinker is calling on supporters to contact campus officials to protest the fact that a Muslim call to prayer is being broadcast on the campus of UCLA – a “publicly funded institution.” “This in an act of Islamic supremacism,” writes Carol Brown. “If Muslim students at UCLA can’t figure out how to tell time or keep track of when they need to pray, that’s their problem.” Her column provides online links for a long list of UCLA officials, including President Janet Napolitano and many more, specifically including contacts for a list of corporate donors to the...
  • Duke University vs. Franklin Graham: Which Christian Spaces Are Off-Limits to Muslim Worship?

    01/22/2015 1:13:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/22/2015 | Morgan Lee
    Duke University’s reversal of today’s plan to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from its historic chapel tower has reinvigorated a debate over shared worship space. The Durham, North Carolina-based school had authorized Muslim students to recite the three-minute chant from Duke Chapel on Friday, the weekly day of assembly in Islam, but rescinded the decision this week, following criticism and citing a “serious and credible security threat.” Franklin Graham, whose ministries (Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) are headquartered in North Carolina, attacked the university’s decision and condemned the use of a Christian space by members of...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    01/22/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate what happened at an off-campus house leased by fraternity members. “Duke University is cooperating with the Durham Police Department in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a Duke student at an off-campus private residence that is leased to members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity,” the school said in a statement emailed to reporters. “Pursuant to Duke’s policy, the fraternity has...
  • CBS This Morning Blames Cancellation of Muslim Prayer Event at Duke on Franklin Graham

    01/21/2015 2:01:31 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | January 16, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    On Friday, CBS This Morning reported on news that Duke University had cancelled plans to have a Muslim call-to-prayer projected from the school’s famous bell tower at the Duke Chapel and, while Duke suggested that there were “several factors” that led to the decision, the segment prominently tied it to Rev. Franklin Graham and subsequent threats against them. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman fretted that the cancellation came as “students, faculty, and administrators spent months working on a new way to make campus feel more inclusive for its 700 Muslims.” Goldman added that the event was axed “following security threats...
  • Duke University Should Have Never Made the Muslim Prayer Decision

    01/20/2015 9:06:54 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | RICK MCDANIEL
    Apparently last semester the Office of Religious Life made up of chaplains' from various faiths thought there should be a new addition to the weekly Muslim service. The adhan, the Muslim call to prayer would be broadcast from speakers on the top of the Chapel bell tower. Omid Safi, director of Duke's Islamic Studies Center said, "We had hoped for a symbolic action that would shine a light on how a leading international university in the American South can be a place where the symbol of the Christian heritage of the university is demonstrating hospitality to its Muslim community members."...
  • FROM CHURCH BELL TOWER TO MINARET AND BACK AGAIN [Duke Has 5% Muslim Students!!!]

    01/19/2015 4:50:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mark Tooley
    FROM CHURCH BELL TOWER TO MINARET AND BACK AGAIN Multiculturalism at Duke University blows up in its face. By Mark Tooley – 1.16.15 Supposedly Duke University thought turning the majestically Gothic bell tower of famous Duke Chapel into an Islamic minaret for every Friday call to prayer, heralded as “interreligious reimagining of a university icon,” would be non-controversial. But the bow to campus multiculturalist ideology, thanks to nationwide publicity, barely lasted 24 hours. A campus spokesman curtly announced that what had been intended as unifying had become undesirably divisive. So the Muslim student group, which serves the five percent of...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I am trying to warn America, warn Duke University'

    01/17/2015 6:13:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | 1/17/15
    from Duke University’s chapel tower after all. The university announced that it has reconsidered its decision to allow the call for prayer from the iconic tower on Fridays. The reversal came a day after evangelist Franklin Graham posted a scathing criticism on Facebook asking donors not to give to Duke until the policy was changed.
  • Duke's Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School's Muslims [Duke's Idiots!]

    01/16/2015 9:25:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 16, 2015 | ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    Duke's Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School's Muslims BY ELISHA FIELDSTADT Hundreds of students of varying religions gathered outside of the chapel on Duke University's campus Friday to take part in a Islamic call to prayer — in support of the school's Muslim population, which had been offered then denied the opportunity to broadcast the call from the chapel's bell tower. "I was out here to show my support and solidarity for the diversity and the religious beliefs for all of Duke's students," said Steven Boyd after the call to prayer, or "adhan," was read in...
  • At Duke, many criticize decision not to broadcast Muslim prayer call

    01/17/2015 11:01:56 AM PST · by yongin · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/16/2015 | David Zucchino
    s they have almost every Friday for two years, Muslim students gathered at Duke University’s chapel for weekly prayers at midday Friday.. But a university plan to sound the prayer call from the Duke University Chapel’s 210-foot bell tower for the first time was hastily called off Thursday in the face of anti-Islamic tirades on social media and what a school official described as credible concerns about security. Instead, the call to prayer, or adhan, was sounded in Arabic and English on Friday from a small portable speaker set up on the chapel steps. Many among the hundreds of students...
  • Meet the Radical Professor at the Center of the Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University

    01/16/2015 11:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    It all started when a University alumnus made a $3 million dollar donation to fund the position of Director of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Bettye Martin Musham, who gifted the Islamic Studies Center with the vast sum of money, said that she was convinced that it was the right thing to do after hearing a lecture on the meaning of jihad. Musham said that she and her husband would later become “hooked with the importance of Islam.” Dr. Omid Safi was appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke University in July of 2014. He has been the point of...
  • Outrage Cancels Duke's Plan to Use Chapel Tower for Muslim Call to Prayer

    01/16/2015 11:05:21 AM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    APee ^ | 16 Jan 2016
    Duke University has canceled its plan to use the tower of its chapel for a weekly, amplified call to prayer for Muslims. In a release Thursday, the university said Muslims will instead gather on the quadrangle before heading into a room in the chapel for their weekly prayer service. "Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students," said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. "However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect." ~snip~
  • Muslim Center Director 'Sick To My Stomach' Over Prayer Uproar At Duke

    01/16/2015 10:38:40 AM PST · by Steelfish · 97 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2015 | DAVID ZUCCHINO
    Muslim Center Director 'Sick To My Stomach' Over Prayer Uproar At Duke By DAVID ZUCCHINO The director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke is 'sick to my stomach' over Muslim prayer controversy The director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University, which canceled plans to broadcast a weekly call to Muslim prayers from its famed chapel amid intense controversy and threats, said Friday that he was "sick to my stomach" and disappointed by the episode. "I am disappointed, because I’d like to think we are better than this...better than being intimidated and pressured, '' Omid Safi, director of...
  • Duke Reverses Muslim Call to Prayer Decision

    01/16/2015 9:48:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Students Association behind the effort In a move described as an initiative to promote “religious pluralism,” Duke University announced Tuesday it would broadcast a weekly call to prayer for Muslims from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. Yesterday, however, the University reversed itself. “Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.” Thus Duke takes a...
  • Duke reverses plan to allow Islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

    01/15/2015 3:14:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies
    wral.com ^ | Jan 15,2015 | wral.com
    DURHAM, N.C. — Two days after announcing that Islamic students would be broadcasting a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, Duke University officials abandoned that plan Thursday, citing the furor the move had created.
  • Duke University reverses decision, will not allow Muslim call to prayer at its chapel

    01/15/2015 1:09:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 01/15/2015 | Adam Bell
    Duke University has reversed itself, and announced Thursday afternoon it will not allow a Muslim call to prayer Friday from its iconic cathedral. The decision had met with widespread controversy. “Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.” Members of the Muslim community will now gather on the quadrangle outside the chapel before moving to its regular location for prayers, Duke said....
  • Muslim Call to Prayer to be Chanted Every Friday at Duke University

    01/14/2015 10:04:42 PM PST · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Ashley Pratte
    In a new initiative to promote religious pluralism, Duke University will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday on campus.
  • Muslim call to prayer to sound at Duke University

    01/14/2015 6:40:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | WRAL.com
    A weekly call to prayer for Muslims will be heard at Duke University starting Friday, school officials said. Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, known as adhan or azan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. The call to prayer will last about three minutes and be “moderately amplified,” officials said in a statement Tuesday. “The adhan is the call to prayer that brings Muslims back to their purpose in life, which is to worship God, and serves as a reminder to serve our brothers and sisters in humanity,” said Imam...
  • Mark Levin: Idiot Defense Not Good Enough for House Leader

    01/02/2015 6:18:42 PM PST · by xzins · 60 replies
    CNS ^ | January 2, 2015 | Michael Morris
    Nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin posed some very pointed questions for U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Stephen Joseph Scalise regarding Representative Scalise’s speech before a white supremacist group founded by former Louisiana grand wizard of the Klu Klux Klan and neo-Nazi David Duke. According to a December 28, 2014 liberal blog, then Louisiana state senator Scalise, was “an honored guest and speaker at an international conference of white supremacist leaders,” a conference whose organization “was named, innocuously enough, EURO, an acronym for European-American Unity and Rights Organization.” However, a January 1, 2015 FOX News Report adds another wrinkle...
  • Former KKK Leader Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties (RATS?)

    01/02/2015 5:13:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 1/02/15 | Paige Lavender
    Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke issued a warning to Republicans who have criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) for speaking to a white nationalist group in 2002, saying they "better be looking over their shoulders." In an interview with Fusion, Duke said he has ties to politicians on both sides of the aisle, and he is ready to release names if criticism of Scalise continues: Overall, Duke was rather flabbergasted by the new focus on Scalise. He said he has hosted both Democratic and Republican legislators at everything from conferences to his children’s birthday parties. He said...
  • Friends' accounts differ from alleged UVA gang rape victim's in article

    12/12/2014 8:18:28 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    "CBS This Morning" has now spoken with the three friends of the victim of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house who were mentioned in a Rolling Stone article. The magazine has admitted it had mistakes in the story. The accounts the friends gave to "CBS This Morning" were similar to each other, but very different from that of the victim, "Jackie," reports CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman. The article said the friends saw and spoke to Jackie the night of the alleged assault. Alex, a third year student at UVA who asked we only use...
  • When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

    12/07/2014 1:17:49 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-7-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States. It was discovered recently that Muslims in seven London schools were indoctrinating children with Islamic propaganda, ignoring Western culture and refusing to inculcate the “British values” of the moment. The situation was such that all of one school’s library books were in Arabic and many...
  • Megyn Kelly & Alan Colmes "Duke It Out" Over Obama's Executive Amnesty!

    11/22/2014 8:17:38 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Megyn Kelly
    Megyn Kelly & Alan Colmes "Duke It Out" Over Obama's Executive Amnesty!
  • Patient being evaulated for ‘potential Ebola virus’ at Duke University Hospital

    11/02/2014 7:52:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Fox WHHP ^ | 11/02/14
    Officials said the patient left Liberia and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, which is one of five airports screening people for illnesses linked to Ebola. The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in the United States. The patient arrived in Person County on Saturday and developed a fever on Sunday. The person was then transferred to Duke University Hospital.
  • Patient being evaluated for potential Ebola virus at Duke University Hospital

    11/02/2014 7:47:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    As of Sunday evening, November 2, a patient has been admitted to Duke University Hospital for further evaluation and testing for potential Ebola virus infection. We expect to know the results of this test from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services sometime Monday morning. Meanwhile, the patient is being cared for in the same confined, isolated and secured space in which an actual Ebola patient would be treated. The patient is receiving care from a seasoned team of Duke clinical professionals who have completed extensive training to treat such a patient. We have anticipated this possibility for several...
  • The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

    10/27/2014 7:35:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 10-26-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers, and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive as that is. What I speak of is something even more fundamental, something again brought to light by the recent Vatican synod on the family. As many know, the synod made news with an unwisely released and widely misrepresented mid-term report containing language that the secular media interpreted as signaling church capitulation on the...
  • Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

    09/28/2014 2:15:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 22Sept14 | Selwyn Duke
    It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously thought about equality actually believes in it. When making this case, one could point to how Eric Holder’s DOJ is currently suing the Pennsylvania State Police for treating women equally (how dare they!), but there’s perhaps no better example than a recent BBC writer who asks, “Is sport sexist?” The author, Aimee Lewis, poses the question because there are still sports where the women’s categories don’t precisely correspond to the men’s; for example, she mentions how women gymnasts and...
  • Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

    08/07/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the “Liberty Kids” are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn’t the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple.If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that “social issues” should...
  • Libertarian folly: why everybody is a social-issues voter

    08/10/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-9-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. "Social issues are not the business of government!" says thoroughly modern millennial. It's a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the "Liberty Kids" are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn't the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple. If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that "social issues"...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Rio Lobo"(1970)

    06/01/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1970 | Howard Hawks
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY PORN ACTRESS: ‘I DON’T FEEL RESPECTED’

    05/30/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 30, 2104 | Nathan Harden
    Duke dropout Miriam Weeks, aka porn “star” Belle Knox, who achieved fifteen minutes of fame earlier this year when she threw away a lifetime’s worth of privileged private school education, Catholic upbringing, and her place at an elite university in order to star in online porn videos, has a complaint. Are you ready for this? She told Rolling Stone magazine that she does no longer feels “respected” at Duke. This outcome apparently came as a surprise to her. Weeks also complains that some of her family members have “turned their back” on her.
  • N.C. judge overturns Darryl Howard conviction, finds (more) prosecutor misconduct by Mike Nifong

    05/27/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Radley Balko
    In March, I posted a long report on the Darryl Howard case. There’s a lot to this story, but here’s a quick and dirty summary: Howard was convicted in 1995 for murdering a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in a Durham public housing complex. Despite evidence that both women had been sexually assaulted, there was no physical evidence linking Howard to the crime scene. In post-conviction, Howard’s attorneys discovered a police memo describing a tip indicating that the murders were the work of a gang called the New York Boys. The tip seemed particularly reliable because it referred to the...
  • A Dishonest Rewrite of the Duke Lacrosse Case

    05/19/2014 5:59:06 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 39 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 18, 2018 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In the outpouring of praise for William D. Cohan's new book "The Price of Silence"—a work, remarkably enough, being celebrated as a model of evenhandedness, scrupulous objectivity, etc.—one essential has gone overlooked. Namely, the central point of this tale about the Duke lacrosse case and accusations against three players of rape and assault at a house party. It takes no close reading to see that the book is meant to recast the story so as to nullify the outcome Americans thought they knew—
  • Duke University's Hateful 88 - Where are they now?

    04/26/2014 8:13:11 PM PDT · by TheMantis
    Examiner ^ | 4/26/2014 | Robert Elliott
    After largely ignoring the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the mainstream media has been in frenzy over allegedly racist remarks he made while addressing a group of supporters earlier this month. In their typical style, they have cherry-picked a few selected words from a larger statement, causing the left to pounce and the right to distance itself from him faster than it takes Mozilla to load a webpage, or scuttle a CEO. Lost in this bonfire of self-righteous indignation is the full context of what Cliven Bundy was trying to say and...
  • Last Day for John Wayne Film Festival on TCM

    04/25/2014 12:57:35 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 25 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I normally watch Turner Classic Movies on a regular basis, but the last month or so has been brutal and I've been able to watch very little. Sadly, I just found out that John Wayne is their Star of the Month for April. Instead of showing his films on several nights a week, TCM is currently doing a marathon of his films. I'm trying to figure out what shows to dump from my DVR in order to record some ones that I haven't seen in quite some time. Today is the official last day of the marathon and there are...
  • Book review: 'The Price of Silence' only tells one side of Duke lacrosse scandal (DukeLax)

    04/20/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | April 20, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    The Duke lacrosse case was a spectacular scandal – a cause célčbre that had the country abuzz about race, class and gender. Three wealthy Duke students, all of them white, were charged with raping a poor black woman during a spring break party at a scruffy rental house in Durham. Then the whole mess imploded in real time, in the national media, due to prosecutorial misconduct. North Carolina, of all places in America, was perhaps the most fertile soil for a case that ended with the state attorney general declaring the three players innocent and state regulators disbarring the prosecutor,...
  • The Hazards of Duke (Latest DukeLax Fiction Book)

    04/15/2014 12:05:55 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | K. C. Johnson
    On August 25, 2006 the New York Times published a nearly 6,000-word, front-page analysis of the evidence in the case against the three lacrosse-playing students at Duke University who were charged with raping a prostitute who had been hired to dance at a party. The article conceded that holes had emerged in the case brought against them by Mike Nifong, the district attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. But by presenting material in the light most favorable to Nifong’s claims and by excluding or diminishing the significance of key exculpatory evidence, the Times implied that a rape still might have occurred....
  • The Great Grad-School Experiment in Utopian Socialism

    04/10/2014 1:54:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | April 8, 2014 | Rebecca Schuman
    The Student Union of Michigan ran an interview last week about a gutsy move by six Duke graduate students: For the past two years, they have collectivized wages. That is, they take their “stipends” (university-speak for “paychecks,” a sleight of verbiage that gets universities out of all sorts of labor laws) and put them into one big bank account. This way, for example, if you have an engineering student who makes a whopping $25,000 a year because he’s got summer funding, he or she subsidizes the medieval historian with two kids who gets only a swift kick in the groin...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stands by Her Story

    04/02/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | April 2, 2014 | William D. Cohan
    In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a student at North Carolina Central University, who worked as a stripper and an escort, accused three members of the Duke lacrosse team — Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans — of raping her at an off-campus party. The case captivated the country, with the media breathlessly reporting the statements of prosecutor Mike Nifong, who was later fired, disbarred and imprisoned for 24 hours, and then those of the players' defense attorneys in a seemingly endless loop of contradictions. In April 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said there was "no credible...
  • Top 10 things Putin said to Obama about Ukraine

    03/29/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3-29-14 | Selwyn Duke
    10. Look, the Ukrainians have a country; they didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. 9. I’m just fulfilling the dreams from my father. 8. I can’t help myself; I’m a typical white person. 7. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of your country. 6. Yes, we can. 5. No, you can’t. 4. No matter how this turns out, Barry, I’ll R-S-P-E-C-T you in the morning. 3. I promise never to threaten any of your 58 states. 2. If I had a new province, it would look like Ukraine. And number 1… If you...
  • In new book, former Durham DA Mike Nifong speaks about Duke lacrosse case

    03/29/2014 3:10:03 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | March 28, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong has held his tongue since his career imploded in the Duke lacrosse case. But his thoughts are about to land in bookstores, at length and virtually unchallenged. “The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, The Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities” is scheduled for publication April 8. The book – $35 in hardback, 650 pages long – bills itself as “the definitive, magisterial account” of a case that generated tens of thousands of news stories, countless blog posts, seemingly endless cable gabfests and a handful of books. Three...
  • NCAA: #3 "Dukies" Just Got "Duked" By #14 Mercer 78-71 !!!

    03/21/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 112 replies
    3/21/14 | self
    Guess we can't call it the Duke Invitational anymore ...
  • Darryl Howard and the rampaging prosecutor: Durham learns little from Duke lacrosse debacle

    03/20/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by abb · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | Radley Balko
    When Darryl Howard was convicted of murder in 1995, he cried out ”I didn’t do it!” then sobbed in open court. He has maintained his innocence ever since. (snip) But for all his problems, there has never been much compelling evidence that Howard is a murderer. Howard was convicted of killing a woman named Doris Washington and her 13-year-old daughter Nishonda in November 1991. Despite indications that both women had been sexually assaulted, no DNA or biological evidence connected Howard to the crime scene. He was convicted entirely on eyewitness testimony, much of which was vague, contradictory, or later recanted....
  • Killing Christianity with Sex

    03/15/2014 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    In recent times, there has been a development quite odd and unprecedented in the annals of the sexual “revolution.” When America’s traditional sexual mores started to break down, it always took the form of slouching toward “tolerance.” For example, consider fornication. Two unmarried opposite-sex individuals cohabitating was once known as “living in sin” and was not something any couple could do in their community. But as pedophile Alfred Kinsey’s fraudulent science and the phenomenon whereby, as Confucius said, no one likes “virtue as much as sex” eroded moral barriers, this started to change. And then one thing led to another,...
  • The Duke porn star should quit her job for a much more lucrative prospect...

    03/10/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Belle Knox did an interview with Piers Morgan before the door hit him on the way out (link to interview courtesy of Chicks on the Right). She is the Duke student who has been making all the headlines about turning to porn to pay tuition.If she needs money I have a better idea for her that doesn't involve losing her dignity (even though it should).
  • Duke Energy completes plugging of pipe to halt release to Dan River .

    02/09/2014 12:51:45 PM PST · by mac_truck · 4 replies
    wsj online ^ | 2/8/2014 | News Wire
    Duke Energy this afternoon completed the installation of a permanent plug at its site in Eden, N.C., to stop releases from an ash basin at the Dan River Steam Station. Overnight, crews filled a section of the pipe with a concrete grout material and capping system. The material cured and hardened over the next 12 hours and was successfully tested by workers Saturday afternoon. The company will continue to fully grout the entire pipe. "Plugging the pipe was clearly job one, but we're continuing our efforts and working closely with all the agencies involved in this response," said Charlie Gates,...
  • TX A&M vs. Duke: Onside Kick Karma.

    12/31/2013 10:30:19 PM PST · by ziravan · 17 replies
    Me
    Full Disclosure: I'm a Texas A&M Graduate... When Duke kicked the onside kick late in the second half, I was telling my friends I watched the game with that that move was a grave strategic mistake not only because it was bad karma but because it would rally the Aggies. I know that you can't rule Johnny Football out and any way to pad the score is fair. Yeah. Yeah. But. You don't kick a dog when it's down. Duke just needed to play efficient football from that point forward to win the game. The LAST thing that Duke needed...
  • We Live in a World of Lies

    12/03/2013 5:09:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Remember the terrible murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay? The American people were led from the outset to believe that Shepard was the victim of a hate crime, murdered because he was gay. And that is how virtually every American still views the story. In the words of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), "Matthew Shepard is to gay rights what Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement." A play based on Shepard's killing, "The Laramie Project" became, according to the...
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser found guilty of second-degree murder

    11/23/2013 8:18:47 PM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/13 | Katie McHugh
    A jury convicted Crystal Gail Magnum, famous for accusing three Duke lacrosse players of raping her in a bathroom in 2007, of second-degree murder for the brutal 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Magnum will serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.