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  • Jerk of the Week - Brandeis University

    04/13/2014 2:13:29 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It's that time of the week where we once again look for a person or entity that shows itself to be an utter hypocrite or works to undermine American values. Many of our Jerk of the Week winners have been progressive liberals, but we've also taken aim at Republicans as well who just wish to stay feasting at the establishment trough. Our winner this week though is an institution of higher learning (though such claims could be doubted) who has spit in the face of freedom of speech and has totally caved to radical Islam. This week, Brandeis University rescinded...
  • Kids who didn’t take the Common Core test were denied ice cream!

    04/13/2014 7:39:10 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 40 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | April 11, 2014 | STEVE GUNN
    ARKPORT, N.Y. – Were officials in the Arkport Central School District being petty and vindictive in their treatment of children whose parents removed them from Common Core testing? ice creamIf so, they went about it in the worst possible way – by giving an ice cream treat to the third through sixth grade students who took the tests, and denying those who didn’t. Parents of the opt-out kids were simply exercising their legal rights, and they’re angered that their children had to pay the price in such an obviously nasty manner. After all, The fair and equitable distribution of ice...
  • Student Union Banning Leads to Unusual Coalition

    04/12/2014 4:24:00 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 23 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    From time to time, a situation arises that gives truth to the old adage, "politics makes for strange bedfellows." The current case in point can be found at Cardiff University. The Students' Union there recently decided to ban all pro-life demonstrations on campus. In a sweet use of irony, the Students' Union was outraged over pro-life rallies and wanted to "prevent affiliated societies and groups from taking part in anti-choice protests or rallies." Nothing says tolerance like saying no to those you consider anti-choice by taking away their choices and banning them. Sadly, I'm sure that such destruction of logic...
  • 9 big reasons why public schools wallow in mediocrity

    04/12/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 8, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Video is only 3:15 minutes long. A short graphic presentation of the nine big flaws in public schools. Suppose someone is asking the question, well, what can we do, where do we start? Here's a list of nine places to start. ---------------------------------------------- Personally I like trying to radically simplify things. That is especially appropriate in education. What these professors spend their time doing is creating so much confusion, disinformation, propaganda, alibis, excuses, lies, etc., etc., etc., finally no ordinary citizen knows what to think about the subject anymore. And that's how the Education Establishment wins. At some point you have...
  • School Union Contracts Across The State Retain Clauses Calling For Hiring Based On Race

    04/11/2014 8:23:00 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    At least five public school districts have language in their union contracts that could be in violation of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which was passed in 2006 and bans discrimination in hiring based on race at public institutions. Some school districts, such as Ann Arbor, have tweaked the language in prior contracts and now claim the revised language is legal. Others such as Kalamazoo say the contract language is constitutional because it must be read in conjunction with a federal court desegregation order. And then there's Oak Park, which states the district wants to increase the number of racial...
  • Teachers Union Misleading Voters

    04/11/2014 6:44:01 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2014 | Audrey Spalding
    The Michigan Education Association has unveiled a new website that uses misleading information to try to make the case for more education funding. Education spending is becoming an increasingly central issue to this year's gubernatorial campaign, and as a result, misinformation is rampant. Under the catchphrase, "Kids Not CEOs," the MEA alleges that millions have been cut from public school budgets. But this allegation is not based on fact. The MEA's website ignores billions of dollars provided by state taxpayers to support public schools. Unfortunately, the MEA is manipulating the misperception that the state foundation allowance is the total amount...
  • TX:Open Carry in Arlington meets Public Approval

    04/10/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo Credit Star-Telegram Rodger Mallison The open carry movement in Texas is becoming mainstream.  Texas is one of a few states where openly carrying a holstered, modern handgun is barred by law from most public places.  This anomaly in the law occurred because Texas was on the losing side of the Civil War, or War Between the States, if you prefer.  There is a convoluted history to explain it, but before the war, the Texas Constitution guaranteed an absolute right to carry arms, even for slaves.  After the war, the change through two Constitutional conventions resulted in losing the...
  • Superintendent Says District Worse Off Despite Getting More Overall State Money

    04/10/2014 5:56:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The Kalamazoo Public Schools get about $53 more per student in state funding this year than the district received in 2010-2011. Yet Michael Rice, the district's superintendent, said in a recent column in Bridge Magazine that the Kalamazoo schools and others across the state were better off three years ago. Rice, like others asking for more money from the state, makes the case in his column that funding has decreased because some schools receive less money today from the state's foundation allowance. The foundation allowance is a base per-pupil dollar amount that schools receive, but is just part of the...
  • Liberal Tolerance on Display

    04/09/2014 1:45:22 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 5 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    One of the most fascinating things about human nature is that when a person usually boasts of something, they tend to be the exact opposite. Those who profess to be charitable usually turn out to be stingy, and those who claim humility as their greatest virtue tend to rub their achievements in your face. This trait is also true with progressive liberals. They claim to be the most tolerant group of people on the planet, but their actions say the exact opposite. There have been a number of events recently that show the so-called liberal tolerance on display. Our first...
  • Liberal foolishness on welfare is nothing new, even the founding fathers knew it...

    04/09/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals think their desire to have unfettered proliferation of social welfare makes them the charitable ones. Imagine my surprise to see that even the founding fathers had to combat this sort of foolishness.
  • Betraying The Best To Pander To The Worst

    04/09/2014 5:21:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Wild Bill for America
    The Republicans are selling out their base to pander to criminals and the immoral....just like Democrats...what a shame.
  • State Rep: School Districts Willfully Violating Law Should Face 'Criminal Charges'

    04/09/2014 5:18:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/6/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — A state representative who sponsored some of the Michigan school reform bills from a few years ago said people in districts who blatantly violate the law should face "criminal charges." State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, made the comment yesterday during a Mackinac Center for Public Policy event titled, "Roadblocks to Reform? A Review of Union Contracts In Michigan Schools." Up to 60 percent of Michigan's largest districts are violating the law by including illegal provisions in union contracts, according to a recent study by Audrey Spalding, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center. In 2011, the state...
  • Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.

    04/08/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com ^ | 4-3-2014 | Leonie Haimson
    Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree. See below comment from Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exam as well, but says this one was as bad or worse. One would think with all the controversy and parents opting out, NYSED and Pearson would be careful to construct a better set of exams. But perhaps they are simply incapable of doing so. PS 321 PARENTS--Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have just completed three days of the New York State English Language Arts Exam....
  • Union Teacher Contract Has Illegal Racial Preferences Provision

    04/08/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A Macomb County public school superintendent says the teachers union contract for her district has a provision that would cost the school all the concessions it negotiated if language believed to be against the law is removed. Two years ago, before Deb Wahlstrom took over as superintendent of Mount Clemens Community Schools, she said she was aware of issues in the union contract. Specifically, the union contract includes provisions that the board would not authorize any public school academies (charter public schools) and would implement an affirmative action program in the recruitment, hiring and retention of "multi-ethnic teachers." The full...
  • More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

    04/08/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/8/2014 | Laura Meckler
    After decades of decline, the share of mothers who stay home with their children has steadily risen over the last several years, a new report has found. In 2012, 29% of all mothers with children under age 18 stayed at home, a figure that has steadily risen since 1999 when 23% of mothers were stay-at-home, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. The share of stay-at-home moms had been dropping since 1967, when about half of all moms stayed home. [... snip ...]
  • Can you say “busing” boys and girls?

    04/08/2014 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Will this lead to busing so liberals can feel good about themselves? A new report from the UCLA Civil Rights Project has named New York’s schools the most segregated in America. Other deep blue Democrat controlled states like Illinois, Michigan, Maryland and New Jersey were cited just behind New York for maintaining the most segregated schools in the nation. While the absence of both Detroit and Washington DC from the top of this list makes its conclusions suspect, the fact remains: New York and the rest of these Oh so Blue states are very segregated. In the latest period for...
  • College Spending Results Questioned: More money doesn't yield better results

    04/08/2014 7:22:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    In praising Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed $80 million increase in aid to public universities, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman said: "States that do not invest in higher education will not win in the 21st century" and spending more "is investing in job growth." There is little evidence to back up these statements. No matter how you look at the data, states that spend more on higher education do not have more college graduates or better economic results. Comparing states by graduate population and economic growth yields no correlation. Additionally, a 2007 study by Richard Vedder, a professor at...
  • More Problems with Teacher Contract

    04/07/2014 1:01:10 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/4/2014 | Audrey Spalding
    The Ferndale school district's collective bargaining agreement made headlines recently because it gives preference to applicants of "the non-Christian faith." Under media scrutiny, Ferndale officials said they "somehow missed" the discriminatory language. Fortunately, they have now removed it. But large portions of Ferndale's contract still appear to be in violation of other state laws. Ferndale is one of an estimated 60 percent of Michigan districts that have worked to preserve collective bargaining language that is prohibited by state law. A series of recent reforms were passed in an attempt to make it easier for district officials to retain and reward...
  • NM:Legal Immigrants Have Same Right to Concealed Carry Permit as Citizens

    04/07/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 31 March, the U.S. District Court for New Mexico ruled that legal immigrants have the same right to obtain a concealed carry permit as citizens.   The equal protection clause mandates that legally residing residents be treated the same under the law.  From Jurist.org: BELLEVUE, WA – The chief U.S. District Court judge in New Mexico today granted a permanent injunction against the State of New Mexico’s “citizens only” concealed carry law that unfairly discriminated against permanent legal resident aliens in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation. The Second Amendment Foundation backed the lawsuit  From the Washington...
  • District Disputes Union President's Claim About School Funding Cuts

    04/07/2014 8:43:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The Wayne County school district that the president of the Michigan Education Association highlighted as losing $40 million under Gov. Rick Snyder's watch has actually had its funding increase. In a column for The Detroit News, MEA President Steve Cook wrote: "Take the Wayne-Westland school district, which has lost $40,465,325 during Snyder's tenure." He went on to complain about what he claims are cuts to education and about corporations. But it is unclear where he got his numbers, said Jenny Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Wayne-Westland Community School District. "According to Deputy Superintendent/Administrative and Business Services Jim Larson-Shidler, the figure...
  • Our Trip to Washington DC

    04/06/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 38 replies
    self | April 6, 2014 | Art in Idaho
    Was fantastic! It was very humbling in lots of respects but awe inspiring. Was first trip for me, second for my wife. Saw as much as we could in one week so thought I would share the highlights. Saw the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the first day. An absolute treasure trove of information and exhibits. American History Museum Welcome Video plus American History Museum interior photos plus The Star Spangled Banner. Then to The National Cathedral. A truly awesome sight plus a memorable service. Then had brunch with our nephew at Ted’s Bulletin. A fun place. The Holocaust...
  • Teach Common Sense not Common Core

    04/05/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Common Core will be raising good little socialists, who are in tune with their feelings, not so much their critical thinking skills.” - Author unknown I have seen many educational fads come and go, trying to replace teaching methodology in our public schools with something so revolutionary and never tried before that would make teaching a “science” instead of an art and to place all children into a national standardized one mold fits all in spite of the human variability in intelligence, talent, aptitude, ability, and the desire to learn. All these fads were driven by the Department of Education’s...
  • !!CONTROLAR!! Why Democrats Fight English & Assimilation

    04/05/2014 8:00:26 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The left wing blogosphere, for the second time this year, was basking in its self-righteousness last week upon the announcement that Hempstead, TX Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was facing termination as a result of her policy that English only be spoken on campus. While congratulating themselves on their benevolent commitment to “diversity” they were given the daily double bonus of being able to point out yet another example of conservative intolerance & racism. The new media was filled with articles and comments, provoked of course by on-site comments by various civil rights organizations and left wing administrators within the...
  • Catholic school leader: Common Core ‘has a very utilitarian twist on education’

    04/05/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    EAG News ^ | 4/4/2014 | Kelly Conroy
    The Cardinal Newman Society continues to be a prominent voice in the national debate about Common Core State Standards and its impact on Catholic schools, as evidenced in a recent report by Our Sunday Visitor. “We need to start with the basis of our Catholic faith and then build our curriculum around that,” said Bob Laird, director of programs for The Cardinal Newman Society. “The mission of the Common Core is dramatically different than the mission of Catholic education.”In December, The Cardinal Newman Society issued a statement on the Common Core and launched CatholicIsOurCore.org to help families, educators and Church...
  • Video Report: Teachers Hope Their Win Against Union Emboldens Others

    04/04/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/3/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Teachers Miriam Chanski and Ray Arthur say they hope their victory in getting out of the Michigan Education Association will embolden the 8,000 other teachers who have chosen not to pay union dues this year. Chanski and Arthur filed unfair labor practice complaints against the MEA when the union failed to honor their right not to pay dues or fees under Michigan's right-to-work law. The union claimed the teachers failed to give notice in August as required by union bylaws and because of forms they signed when they were hired as teachers. The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation represented Arthur and...
  • Get ready for the destruction of college football by organized labor

    04/04/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/14 | Doug Book
    Last year, twenty one year old Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter decided he could “…revolutionize the way collegiate athletes are treated” by forming the first players union in NCAA athletics. A union…”would put the athletes in a position to bargain, to demand things that college athletes have never had before — like stipends, continuing medical coverage after graduation, more concussion testing and even a portion of the profits of the multi-billion dollar windfall created by college football and basketball,” writes CNN reporter Sara Ganim of the benefits players might realize. (1) On March 26th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia Remembers When Toting a Rifle in New York was a Non-event

    04/02/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Back before the big gun blogs existed, back before President Obama was elected, the AP ran a news article that showed how much the culture has been conditioned to fear firearms: "I grew up at a time when people were not afraid of people with firearms," said Scalia, noting that as a youth in New York City he was part of a rifle team at the military school he attended. "I used to travel on the subway from Queens to Manhattan with a rifle," he said. "Could you imagine doing that today in New York City?" I have heard...
  • California's Brownshirt Anti-Semitism Comes to Vassar

    04/02/2014 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2014 | Stella Paul
    California is the lifestyle incubator of the nation. And now the trendy anti-Semitic thuggery that debuted at California’s public universities has metastasized across America, all the way to the elite halls of Vassar. Before we discuss the fashionable pogrom that just took place on the Vassar campus where Jackie Kennedy once strolled in pearls, let’s look back at May 7, 2002. On that day, Professor Laurie Zoloth, Director of the Jewish Studies program at San Francisco State University, attended a “Peace in the Middle East” campus rally, where they prayed for peace in Israel. Wrote Zoloth: “As soon as the...
  • The College Education Scam

    04/01/2014 8:32:34 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    For the last few decades, students have been fed a whopping lie. This falsehood is that you'll need a college education to succeed in the marketplace and have a successful job or career. To that end, enrollment has skyrocketed, and along with that surge has been the increase of price of going to college. To pay for college, students take out student loans and go massively into debt. The sad fact is that after graduation, they find themselves with a normally worthless degree and tens of thousands in the hole. They've fallen prey to the college education scam. From 1985...
  • The Bible: From Standpoint to Application (PODCAST)

    04/01/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MakingSense.Podbean ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    As you come to this program, you reside within a certain frame of mind. Your outlook, experience, and analysis of life has, along with what has influenced you over the course of your lifetime, shaped your frame of mind. But what if you are confronted with the concept of God? How do you respond? What constitutes each response, and if you accept him, what can come in applying His word to your life? Find out this and much more as you listen to this edition of “Making Sense with Rob Case.”
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    jxb7076
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • Wisconsin Carry Promotes Second Amendment Door to Door

    04/01/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a brilliant bit of second amendment promotion, members of Wisconsin Carry went door to door in a bad part of Milwaukee, offering free training required to obtain the Wisconsin concealed carry license.  The south side of town does not have a good reputation, and it has a high crime rate.   Milwaukee has 10 percent of Wisconsin residents and 60 percent of Wisconsin murders. Wisconsin Carry has been giving free classes so that people can obtain the Wisconsin permit since 2009.   The Wisconsin shall issue law went into effect in November of 2011.  Wisconsin exceeded 200,000 permit holders in...
  • Climate at Bartram High raises concerns about safety, education

    03/31/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    PHILLY ^ | March 31, 2014, | Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell
    When Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at Bartram High recently, staffers were shocked by the assault on the tall, genial man whose job was to keep the school calm. But many were not surprised. The school, by many accounts, can be a frightening place, where fights and drug use are common and large groups of students often roam the hallways. "I had a better chance in Vietnam," said longtime social studies teacher Stephen Pfeiffer, an Army veteran. "Here, you lock your door and pray no one comes in." Rudy Helton, the building engineer, has been busy replacing...
  • "Homophobia"? Really?

    03/31/2014 5:29:46 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 20 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 31, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column Words and their meanings matter (yes, I know: "Duh, Gina!"). The Left also knows this and has spent decades hijacking, redefining and creating words to cloak the truth of their anti-Christian, anti-American, freedom-robbing agenda. One of the areas in which we see this quite clearly is the radical homosexual movement. The big, little word they have hijacked is "gay." Gay has nothing to do with homosexuality. It means "cheerful," and I can think of few words that more poorly describe the militant homosexual activist than "cheerful." One only needs to be on...
  • University to teach students ‘How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less’ during seminar

    03/31/2014 12:32:50 PM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 03/31/2014 | Laurena Cooley
    An upcoming LGBTQ seminar at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will teach students How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less and will focus on LGBTQ cultural mores. According to the school’s website, theater artist Leigh Hendrix will perform her one-woman show, How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, to kick off the sixth Bodies of Knowledge Symposium and Conference. The show is a one-hour performance that follows Butchy McDyke, a motivational speaker and expert lesbian, as she “deftly guides her captive audience in an exploration of self-discovery and first love, coming out,...
  • Parents empowered while fighting against Common Core in public schools

    03/31/2014 7:52:41 AM PDT · by usalady · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 30, 2014 | Martha
    Common Core indoctrination has become an issue in coming elections as parents target politicians who support the Federal government imposed program on school districts.
  • Union Teacher Contract Has Illegal Racial Preferences Provision

    03/31/2014 6:19:02 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/28/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A Macomb County public school superintendent says the teachers union contract for her district has a provision that would cost the school all the concessions it negotiated if language believed to be against the law is removed. Two years ago, before Deb Wahlstrom took over as superintendent of Mount Clemens Community Schools, she said she was aware of issues in the union contract. Specifically, the union contract includes provisions that the board would not authorize any public school academies (charter public schools) and would implement an affirmative action program in the recruitment, hiring and retention of "multi-ethnic teachers." The full...
  • Is College A Waste Of Time And Money?

    03/30/2014 6:42:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Are you thinking of going to college? If so, please consider that decision very carefully. You probably have lots of people telling you that an "education" is the key to your future and that you will never be able to get a "good job" unless you go to college. And it is true that those that go to college do earn more on average than those that do not. However, there is also a downside. At most U.S. colleges, the quality of the education that you will receive is a joke, the goal of most colleges is to extract as...
  • The Left, the Right, and the Communist Agenda

    The history of all ancient societies is the history of class struggle. In each of these we find a complicated arrangement of people into various social, economic, and political orders. Ancient Rome had its patricians, knights, plebeians, and slaves. During the middle ages there were three orders; oratores, bellatores, laborares: this translates as "those who pray", "those who fight", and "those who work". In the 20th Century we have manage to simplify class antagonism via two distinctive groups who are hostile towards and in direct opposition to each others. They are known simply as The Left, and The Right. Therein...
  • IN: Governor Pence Signs Gun Law Reform

    03/29/2014 5:06:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Indiana Governor Pence signed SEA169 and SEA229 into law yesterday, 26 March, 2014, along with 46 other bills.  SEA 169 makes it a felony to knowingly provide a firearm to a felon. SEA 229 is the culmination of the bills to eliminate the "roaming school zones" the school parking lot felony trap, and to prohibit the use of government money for gun turn in events, also known as "buy backs".   The ability of police agencies to destroy guns that are turned in to them was added at the last minute, the bill makes it easier for them to either...
  • The Slave's Friend "Bowie Knife" Pamphlet

    03/28/2014 7:30:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    About 30 years ago, I come across the article pictured above.   It is the start of an article in The Slave's Friend, a pamphlet published by an Anti-Slavery abolitionist society out of New York City.    The article is informative in a number of ways. At first glance, the words  "The Slave's Friend" and "Bowie Knife" bring together the idea of an armed slave being able to resist oppression.  That actually was the case in Texas, upheld by the Texas Supreme Court in Cockrum v. State in the antebellum South in 1859.   The case, cited in both the Heller...
  • Teacher Speaks Out on Union Bullying

    03/28/2014 11:17:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2014 | Ted O'Neil
    A Coopersville kindergarten teacher who resigned from the Michigan Education Association under the state's worker freedom law says she is glad her ordeal is over, but is concerned for her colleagues, according to a story in The Grand Rapids Press. "I am very thankful that the MEA has finally recognized my right to opt out, but my settlement doesn't bring justice to the thousands of other teachers in my position in West Michigan and across the state of Michigan," Miriam Chanski, who along with Petoskey teacher Ray Arthur is now free from the MEA, told The Press. "This is not...
  • AR:Eureka Springs Gunfight Showed Marksmanship of Armed Citizens

    03/28/2014 5:10:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Spring Street, where the citizens shot up the gang in 1922 Recently, a video of a Eureka Springs, Arkansas City Council meeting showed them to be a little hostile to armed citizens.  It was not always so.   Because of that article, I became aware of one of the great examples of armed citizens stopping a criminal gang in the commission of a bank robbery. No, I am not talking about the  James-Younger Gang and how they were shot to pieces in Northfield Minnesota in 1876.  One bank clerk was murdered, and one townsman, an immigrant who was believed not...
  • MilitaryConnection.com -Jobs Sources, Military Loans, Career Guidance For the Military Vet

    03/28/2014 4:37:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    MilitaryConnection.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Staff
    army navy air force marines coastguard dod guard veteransgibill jobs Home Resources Military Buzz Military Spouses Directory of Employers Job Fairs Virtual Mall Charity Connection Advertising Blog GI Bill FAQs Featured Jobs Register here for SAT/ACT/LSAT Tests jobs loans schools scholarships virtual jobs register CAREERS FOR MILITARY VETERANS, VETERAN SCHOOLS, NEW GI BILL RESOURCES AND MILITARY LOANS Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and detailed information on military pay charts. Our online directories of resources and information feature vital information on military education and benefits including the GI Bill, employment opportunities, the...
  • College Football and Capitalism

    03/27/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 86 replies
    College football players should not be paid. Plain and simple. But there is no reason why any player should not be given carte blanche to capitalize on his chosen sport. Capitalism 101 rides to the rescue once again. In addition to the free education players get, any player, on scholarship or not, should be allowed to sell and hawk his personal merchandise from t-shirt to jockstrap. He or she should be allowed to put his name and school name/logo on his jersey or helmet or whatever - just like the pros do. A player could sell and trade cards with...
  • Non-Christians Given 'Special Consideration' In Union Teacher Contract

    03/26/2014 5:58:50 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The teachers union contract in Ferndale Public Schools in Oakland County gives "special consideration" to applicants who are of "the non-Christian faith." Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and public services on the basis of religion. The state constitution says it, "shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting." And the Federal Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on religion. The discriminatory provision in the Ferndale teachers union contract...
  • 8 examples of Common Core teaching that range from criminally negligent to treason

    03/26/2014 5:02:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but as the father of two children who are still too young to be in school the thought that this is what will meet them when they finally start is terrifying to me.The math is enough to put me over the edge, but the history is worse (especially the second amendment stuff) because these kids are being conditioned to WANT to be controlled by government. Paraphrasing Reagan, this truly puts our freedom one generation away from extinction...
  • Looking for Slave's Friend Bowie Knife Pamphlet

    03/26/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of years ago I came across a good image of the above Slave's Friend abolitionist pamphlet.   It was published sometime between 1836 and 1860, most likely in the earlier years.    Freeper Ruy Dias de Bivar was kind enough to send me the image above, which is from MAN AT ARMS, published by the NRA, August, 1997, page 12. I intend to make this pamphlet easily available on the Internets, but I need a better image than the one above.   I know at least one better one exists, because I saw it in a reference book on weapons...
  • Frustrated Father Who ‘Obliterated’ Common Core in Viral Post

    03/26/2014 2:16:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 25, 2014 | Erica Ritz
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) – KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles

    03/25/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Catch award-winning, acclaimed author, Trevor Loudon with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV March 26th at 5:00 PM EST KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Keith_Ellison Election Facts for 2014: • Party – Democrat • State – Minnesota • Location – Minnesota 5 • First Elected – 2006 • Candidates in 2014: Keith Ellison – D – Incumbent Undeclared No Declared Opposition Listed Keith Maurice Ellison is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of Minnesota. He is also a Co-Chair on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the...