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  • The makings of our voting universe

    02/13/2016 10:13:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/14 | Obie Usategui
    Our nation’s impending illiteracy and apathy, were the principal causes for electing the likes of a Barack Obama to the presidency of the nation as well allowing for a Hillary Clinton or a Bernie Sanders to contend for the presidency If you are like me, a political enthusiast of sorts, you probably have not missed any of the political debates that have taken place in the last few weeks, just as you might have followed the overwhelming blitzkrieg of national polls with last-minute details on how candidates are doing in their presidential races. By now, I am almost sure, you...
  • Sad & Maddening Results of African American Child Abuse & Neglect!!!

    02/11/2016 9:09:37 PM PST · by AveryJarhman · 20 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | KAKE News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8dzkygDKDU http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article45444474.html http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Derby-store-shooting-321395561.html Julie Dombo - James Michael Phillips http://i.imgur.com/5vCo32L.png Sadly, I believe a seriously emotionally damaged James Michael Phillips is a victim of America's expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood. Depraved acts of violence as well as other 'people and community' harming anti-social behaviors often occur when emotionally or physically abused and neglected developing young children mature into depressed, frustrated, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015...
  • No, Ted Cruz Doesn’t Want Federal Regulation of Home Schooling

    02/11/2016 9:27:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Sikma
    Contrary to what some bloggers (many of whom support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign) and the Internet rumor mill have been saying, Sen. Ted Cruz does not support federal regulation of home schooling.The source of the myth is Cruz’s co-sponsorship of S.306, a bill introduced during this session of Congress by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Some form of the bill has been introduced since 2000, but the measure has never been controversial until presidential campaign politics intervened. What the measure does is expand who can use Coverdell education savings accounts by clarifying that for the purpose of Coverdell expenses only, the...
  • Mrs. Obama, Beyonce, Willful Ignorance, Criminally Negligent Parenting

    02/09/2016 7:11:27 PM PST · by AveryJarhman · 12 replies
    MusicTimes ^ | Avery Jarhman
    Did Beyonce Clue Michelle Obama In On Her Super Bowl 50 Fashion? Media reports, *"The show is being celebrated by Black Lives Matters and “pro-black power” voices, including Michelle Obama, who gave a pre-game interview telling Beyonce she had her full support and would even dress for the event."* Dear Mrs. Michelle Obama, aka America's Premier Maternal & Parental Figure. It appears we are Americans embracing much different values as well as a differing sense of respect and concern for our neighbors. Mrs. Obama, Beyonce married an admitted Brooklyn, NY drug peddler who raps about gun violence he embraced to...
  • Patton on Profanity and Prayer (Part One – Profanity

    02/09/2016 7:37:38 AM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    The Real Revo ^ | 9 Jan 10
    Part One is exactly as advertised. If you are going to be offended by Profanity go read something else. There, I've done my part. Profanity serves a purpose in the military. General Patton explained; "When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an Army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An Army without profanity couldn't fight it's...
  • TX: Houston Video Shows Disarm of Robbery Suspect

    02/09/2016 10:27:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from click2houston.com In the video, you see the armed suspect bring the pistol very close to the victim. It is just the opportunity for the victim to successfully attempt a disarm. The victim uses both hands to grab the pistol to lever it away from the suspect. Eventually, the suspect flees the scene, chased by the now armed victim. From click2houston.com: The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The owner, who asked to be called Enrique, and the man began to struggle, and the man punched Enrique multiple times in the face. The two men...
  • Keys to Restoring Freedom

    02/08/2016 8:50:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/8/16 | Robert A. Marshall
    We must understand and return our government to the principles upon which our nation was built if we are to fight the current trend toward tyranny that is eroding our freedoms. In order to restore and maintain the constitutional republic established by America’s Founders, we must encourage today’s educators to teach the principles of liberty. The U.S. Constitution was, at its inception, built upon the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is our national birth certificate and the principles embedded in it are the supporting pillars of our Constitution. Of primary importance among these principles is...
  • St. of the Day - Giuseppina Margherita Fortunata - Saint Josephine Bakhita - St. Lucky

    02/07/2016 11:11:46 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Catholics for Life, Sacramento ^ | 2/8/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Saint Josephine Bakhita Giuseppina Margherita Fortunata Josephine was a twin, child of an African family of property. When she was kidnapped into slavery, Sudan wasn't a country. She saw one of her group of fellow slaves severely beaten and abandoned to die. She suffered great cruelty from Turkish owners and was viciously, ritually scarred all over her back. She became the nanny of the daughter of Italian owners. While her mistress returned to Africa, she was left with the baby girl at a convent in Italy where she became Catholic. When her mistress returned to take her and the...
  • Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights

    02/07/2016 9:19:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 6, 2016
    Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights...
  • New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans (barf-ola)

    02/05/2016 10:05:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | February 6, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Voter fraud is, for all intents and purposes, practically nonexistent. The best available research on the topic, by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, found only 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation in an investigation of over 1 billion votes cast. But that hasn't dampened Republican efforts to pass a spate of strict voter ID laws since 2008. And it hasn't hurt the public's overall enthusiasm for those laws, either. But the results of a new working paper from political scientists at University of California, San Diego suggest folks may want to consider. The researchers analyzed turnout in recent elections...
  • Switzerland: Pupils sent home for wearing "racist" tradition Swiss Edelweiss shirts

    02/05/2016 2:34:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Diversity Macht Frei ^ | 16 December 2015
    Ten pupils at a secondary school in Gossau turned up for their lessons wearing an edelweiss shirt on Friday. A teacher was very unhappy at the sight of this typically Swiss clothing; he asked them to go and put something else on. According to the "SonntagsZeitung", the teacher considered that this manner of dress conveyed "racist and xenophobic" ideas. The ten pupils decided to come to school wearing peasant shirts and to sing patriotic songs to show their "pride in being Swiss". Tensions with classmates of Balkan origin are said to be at the origin of this initiative, reports the...
  • Sign in Front of School About Teachers with Guns is Driving the Left CRAZY

    02/05/2016 7:48:31 AM PST · by suman · 15 replies
    The newly posted signs in front of public schools in Okay, Oklahoma, aim to scare off all those who assume walking on campus and doing harm to students will be an easy task. The signs read: ”Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
  • Can anyone solve a statistical probability problem for me?

    02/02/2016 1:35:32 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 70 replies
    N/A | Feb 2, 2016 | vanity
    I am completing my family tree which goes back 39 generations on one branch and 14 on another. I would like to explain to my grandchildren how unique the DNA combination they have is. We have roots to a canonized saint in our bloodline as well as an American Revolutionary War solider and a famous Irish revolutionary hero too. I just need to show the children how small the odds are of duplicating our family tree. Anyone that can help please Freepmail me, Thanks much
  • Is Titanium Bulletproof?

    01/31/2016 11:35:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 1/31/2016 | J Hines
    Titanium is strong and light, but is it bulletproof?That's exactly what the folks at Demolition Ranch decided to find out when they received a 1 1/4 inch chunk of this lightweight, high-strength metal. They put it through some serious paces starting with a .22 long rifle and ending with a .50 BMG. Watch the video to see if this super metal is was able to take the punishment. So in review, titanium is light, but it will not float on water. It will withstand nearly any hunting or self-defense type round indefinitely, but given enough rounds with a super high-power...
  • Tenn. Parents Combat 'Islamic Indoctrination' of Students

    01/30/2016 2:17:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 28, 2016 12:56pm ET | Nick Kangadis
    Last month, a town hall was held in Brentwood, Tenn., to discuss Islam in schools. The crowded town hall was filled with concerned parents questioning the motives of the seventh grade textbook in question. Complaints ranged from the textbook's clear bias toward Islam to possible "indoctrination" of the impressionable minds of young students. Some parents also complained about "supplementary" material supplied by the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). [...] On Jan. 20, Tennessee state legislators Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) and Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City) introduced legislation "to officially stop Islamic religious indoctrination in Tennessee...
  • Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts

    01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses. At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
  • Hit Rewind: Union Trots Out False 'School Cuts' Claim (Again)

    01/29/2016 1:12:18 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the Detroit Public School teachers union made what has now become a clichéd and erroneous claim when she said the state has been cutting money to state education. Ivy Bailey, the interim president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, wrote in a Jan. 15 column that appeared in The Center for Michigan’s Bridge magazine: "State lottery money for education just replaces (but doesn’t add to) state education funding. The state has been cutting school funding for years." ForTheRecord says: State funding for K-12 schools has increased every year under Gov. Rick Snyder. And the state lottery is...
  • Fires Weapon Underwater - with his own life on the line

    01/29/2016 9:38:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/29/2016 | J Hines
    The following is a science experiment conducted by Vite NRK do not try this at home. - It's harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules. To show the difference in resistance, physicist Andreas Wahl from Viten NRK puts himself in front of a weapon submerged in water and fires it - on himself. Wahl's ballistic myth busting experiment and video evidence will have you second guessing all those underwater Hollywood action movie sequences. See it here.
  • Education 'Adequacy Study' Means 'Give Us More Money'

    01/29/2016 6:45:08 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/25/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Some Michigan officials are preparing to tell us how many more dollars ought to be poured into the state’s K-12 school system. They expect to have an official report in hand soon to make their case, but other recently released numbers raise some tough questions. On last week’s edition of “Off the Record,” Michigan Association of School Administrators Executive Director Chris Wigent confidently declared that his group is “very, very optimistic” about forthcoming results from the state’s adequacy study. Wigent prefaced his optimistic assertion by noting that Michigan’s “current funding system is just broken.” There may be flaws in the...
  • Indicted Detroit Principal Claims Robin Hood Status, Collected Six-Figure Paychecks

    01/29/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Last month the Detroit Free Press published a sympathetic story by columnist Rochelle Riley about a Detroit Public School principal named Kenyetta Wilbourn who pleaded guilty to bribery and tax evasion charges. Wilbourn used her position to put relatives on the payroll, took kickbacks from vendors and wrote fake grant requests. Wilbourn, who said in the story she considered herself like Robin Hood, was also quoted about her own financial problems: “We’re talking about systemic poverty and what does that look like?” she said. “Yes, I may have a Gucci bag or a pair of Cartier (glasses), but I don’t...
  • Obama’s Hug-A-Thug Policies Backfire In NYC, St. Paul Schools

    01/28/2016 5:06:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    investors.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Editorials
    Education: As serious crimes in schools soar, teachers unions in New York and other cities are pushing back against new softer student conduct codes inspired by the president's national anti-discipline strategy. New York public schools are dealing with escalating classroom chaos after adopting minority-friendly discipline policies that the Education Department pushed to close so-called "racial disparities" in suspensions and expulsions. Educrats have been threatening school districts with lawsuits and funding cuts wherever if finds disparities. High-school kids are getting "warning cards" for offenses that normally would result in a criminal summons and suspension, such as drug possession and disorderly conduct.
  • Red Shoulder Hawk, Hear The Cry

    01/28/2016 9:52:00 AM PST · by Revski · 11 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/28/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Hear the cry of the red-shoulder hawk and it's flight, through Calvary. Animated Gospel!
  • Air Force: Many Non-Police with Weapons stop Active Shooters

    01/28/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from Human Events One of the most popular articles that I have written was "Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens". The article is a compilation of documented cases where armed citizens stopped what would likely have become mass killings before they occured. Such incidents are usually spiked by the media because the body count is either non-existent or too low to meed the FBI criteria of a mass killing. It appears that the Air Force has got the memo. In an article From military.com: The Air Force on Wednesday said its review of "active-shooter incidents across the country"...
  • Cruzin’ to victory? UB professor’s research influences Ted’s campaign

    01/27/2016 1:39:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    University of Buffalo News Center ^ | January 27, 2016 | Rachel Stern
    The Ted Cruz campaign is a data-driven one, according to a National Review profile. So his top advisers point to the books and scholarly articles of political scientists as tools that have guided the campaign's thinking during its 2016 presidential run. And one of those influencers happens to be James Campbell, UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science. "I have been told by a few reporters that the Cruz campaign said my research had been very influential in devising their election strategy," says Campbell. "I was unaware of this, but it makes sense given the fact that my research on elections...
  • Yoga Class Canceled over ‘Cultural Issues’ Brought Back with Politically Correct Instructor

    01/27/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 26, 2016 9:06am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The University of Ottawa yoga class that was canceled due to concerns of cultural appropriation will be returning with an Indian instructor. In November, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa informed yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf that her class catering to students with disabilities would be canceled because of the "cultural issues and implications" involved with a white woman teaching a yoga class. [...] Now, CBC News reports the yoga class is returning to the University of Ottawa with an Indian instructor named Priya Shah. Unlike Scharf, who had been teaching the yoga class for seven years, Shah became...
  • The Guardian equates Suicide to Self Defense in SHOT Show Coverage

    01/27/2016 8:02:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The left loves to use false comparisons of unrelated numbers to make bad arguments. In a recent article about the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in the Guardian, a far-left British newspaper, the reporters start with an off the cuff remark from an economics professor. From the guardian.com: “People are buying guns as part of the American dream of freedom and liberty,” said Brauer, who is based at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University. “And also, the hope and the dream of being able to use guns in self-defence.” The Guardian then adds this: People...
  • Nearly half of Chicago's young black men are out of work, out of school

    01/25/2016 3:38:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    .chicagonow.com ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | Austin Berg,
    Anecdotal evidence surrounding Chicago City Council’s Dec. 2, 2014, vote to hike the minimum wage by 58 percent over four and a half years suggests this trend will continue. The owner of the iconic Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop in Beverley said she would be forced to cut the number of students her business employs over the summer by half. A Panera Bread location cited the hike when it decided to close, as did Home Run Inn pizza when it killed plans to open a new location in Portage Park.
  • Group Seeks to Press Tesla Sales Issue in Lansing

    01/25/2016 10:35:52 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/19/2016 | Jack Spencer
    Under current law, direct-to-consumer sales of motor vehicles are prohibited in Michigan. According to the staff of the Federal Trade Commission, the law, dubbed the "anti-Tesla law" by some, is anti-competitive. Gov. Rick Snyder has said he would welcome a debate on the issue, and a new coalition has entered the fray. A group called the Freedom to Buy coalition is pressing for that debate. “We’re going to be having some conversations with folks,” said Jeff Timmer, the group's spokesman. “We’re going to be talking about this law and what’s going on. The governor has said that he’d like to...
  • National Review: It's Too Late to Dump on Trump

    01/25/2016 9:10:32 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/25/2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Matt Walsh tweeted his delight at a feverish chain of twenty-two essays denouncing Donald Trump in National Review. Coming only a few days after Sarah Palin's less than stellar speech announcing her support for Trump's candidacy, the Dump-on-Trump-a-thon bordered on hysteria... ...The tightly knit Brahmin caste feels the need to intervene....
  • Detroit School Bailout Jeopardized by Teacher Sickouts

    01/21/2016 5:01:42 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/16/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A series of sickouts orchestrated by Detroit Public School teachers that has closed 83 schools since Dec. 10 is jeopardizing the chances of a bailout being approved by the Legislature, according to some Republican lawmakers. The sickouts, which have impacted more than 34,000 students, come as the Legislature is being asked to approve Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan for a $715 million bailout of Detroit Public Schools. Snyder’s proposal needs legislative approval. “The timeliness of it (sickouts) is rather unfortunate, because we are right in the middle of addressing the governor’s proposal,” said Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake. “It is going to...
  • Detroit District Teachers Stage Sickout; Charter Teachers Go to Work

    01/20/2016 7:40:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2016 | Tom Gantert
    While more than 6,000 children in Detroit Public Schools have recently been shut out of their classrooms because teachers are staging sickout strikes, charter school students can still attend their classes. “It’s a shame that children in Detroit are being used as political pawns by the adults,” said Dan Quisenberry, president of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, the state's association of public charter schools. “Thousands of students are being kept out of class because of these selfish actions, and parents should be furious. This isn’t happening at charter schools, and it’s no surprise that charter schools are as...
  • Revenge of the Dragonflies

    01/18/2016 10:27:34 AM PST · by Revski · 6 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/18/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of dragonflies being eaten by bullfrogs and they get their revenge by a clever well planed attack. The dragonflies know they can't eat the bullfrog but they have knowledge of the Hawk (Red Tailed Chicken Hawk), eating frogs. They used what they had, there wings, to get revenge. Thanks for watching. :)
  • Rutgers Professor Raped Man With Cerebral Palsy In Her Office, Goes To Jail: Prosecutor

    01/16/2016 9:49:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | January 16, 2016 | Tom Davis
    Rutgers professor admitted taking disabled man with cerebral palsy out of his wheelchair, removing his diaper and sexually assaulting him. The former chairwoman of the Rutgers University Philosophy Department will go to jail for as many as 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a disabled man in her school office, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced. Siobhan Teare, state Superior Court judge, handed down the sentence on Friday. On Oct. 2, 2015, an Essex County jury convicted Marjorie Anna Stubblefield, 46, of West Orange of two counts of first degree aggravated sexual...
  • A Holy Cow Moment

    01/15/2016 9:24:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/15/2016 | J Hines
    Our military and allies are highly trained lean green fighting machine. They train for thousands of hours on prepping, locating concealment areas, avenues of approach, to deploying and launching their weapons. But, once in a while a team may experience that holy sh!t moment, like this French Canadian team. This French Canadian team is sporting a Javelin Anti-Tank gun. The team was in process to get their shot off, but a holy sh!t moment came up. A dud ensued when the rocket/missile was launched and landed several feet in front of them. See the anti-tank team reaction here.
  • A Trump observation. [My debate review]

    01/14/2016 9:41:46 PM PST · by Fhios · 94 replies
    1/15/2016 | Vanity
    That was a masterful take down by Ted Cruz on Donald Trump. From Trump supporters like me, to Cruz supporters like you, we can't deny that it was crisp and clever and knocked Trump back on his heals. The problem is mockery. Not that Trump can't handle some, but it's confusing for him. Therein may lie his Achilles heal. He's genuinely confused -- thinking I am successful, I have done great things. Why am I being mocked? When in fact his layman's understanding is being mocked and belittled by political theoreticians. Thus they are mocking us. Trump is real world...
  • Review of "Sherlock" The Abominable Bride TV 2016

    01/14/2016 4:42:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is enjoyable fiction that has millions of fans across the world over a hundred years. It glorifies reason, logic, and observation of facts. I do not consider myself a fan, but have enjoyed reading several of the novels and short stories. The BBC has created a successful television series featuring the Holmes and Watson characters in a modern setting. I have seen one of those episodes, and it did not seem too bad, though the focus on Holmes as a drug addict was a bit grotesque. The new movie is...
  • Advice on a good children's book for Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

    01/14/2016 10:04:10 AM PST · by BamaGirl · 43 replies
    Today | Me
    Hi Yall! My son's preschool teacher asked me to find a children's book about Martin Luther King Jr. for next week. Does anyone have any advice on a good one? s Thanks in advance! BamaGirl
  • Put Parents in the Drivers Seat of Detroit School Reform

    01/14/2016 7:31:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/4/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    As Detroit’s public school system spirals toward insolvency and Michigan political leaders talk of bailouts and whether the district should remain under state receivership, one key group remains largely voiceless: parents of the Detroit children whose futures depend on having access to quality schools, regardless of what political entity operates them. Parents’ voices do occasionally break through, however, with priorities that clash with those of the status quo system’s vested interests. Exhibit one is an October poll released by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, which found that seven in 10 Detroit parents want more school choice. Eliminating the...
  • Perija, Amazing Parakeets

    01/13/2016 12:30:28 PM PST · by Revski · 14 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/13/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Talking Colombian Parakeets (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species, quoting biblical scripture and things to think about.
  • Less Than Half of Students 'Proficient,' but 97 Percent of Teachers Rated 'Effective' or Better

    01/12/2016 1:36:31 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan recently administered a new series of tests to public school students between grades three and 11, covering the four separate subject areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. With one exception, more than half the students were rated less than “proficient” for their grade level. (That exception was third-grade English, where precisely 50 percent of students scored “proficient” or “advanced.”) This poor performance is reflected in other findings as well, such as a 2013 analysis of state scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress published by the Urban Institute, which ranked Michigan’s public school system 44th in...
  • Hillary's Email: It's a Felony!

    01/10/2016 11:47:27 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Mike Ford
    The constant "drip, drip drip," regarding former Secretary of State Clinton's e-mail is starting to sound like so much inside baseball. Secretary Clinton continues to stand on her statement that none of the e-mail she sent or received had classified markings. Other folks in the conversation comment that many of the e-mails Secretary Clinton wrote and received were "born classified," at the time she wrote or received them. We need to cut to the chase. Somebody committed a felony, likely several. If, as some reports have indicated, there was certain overhead imagery, marked or unmarked on Secretary Clinton's e-mail server,...
  • Do Americans know the Truth when they see it?

    01/08/2016 8:41:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/08/16 | Karen Lees
    “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – St. Augustine Moral clarity is the ability to see things as they really are. This type of clarity is only possible when one believes what is true. America lost her way when she chose the lies of moral relativism over the moral clarity of truth. For to dispose of truth in favor of moral relativism creates moving targets of the standards by which society must agree to live. If we cannot call something “evil,” how can we refer to anything...
  • The students running 'white unions' on US campuses

    01/07/2016 11:47:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 6, 2016 | Insaf Abbas
    Dozens of "White Student Union" pages have appeared on Facebook, claiming to represent white students at US universities. While many turned out to be hoaxes, some are run by real students hoping to tackle "anti-white belief" on campuses. The first page created, "Illini White Student Union", was launched in response to a black student solidarity rally on 18 November, according to the University of Illinois' student paper. The page described itself as "a new page for white students of University of Illinois" committed to working "against the terrorism (students) have been facing from Black Lives Matters activists on campus". It...
  • Amazing predictions from 1958 that came true will blow your Mind [Video]

    01/07/2016 12:37:07 PM PST · by Fhios · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | Circa 1974 | Unknown
    John Bircher alert. Title is misleading as it it's given in 1974 but supposedly he's quoting himself from 1958. I'll just assume he's more paraphrasing then quoting and adjusting the so-called predictions as the years go buy. The Communist stuff is kind of dated and rob this gem of some pertinence. I'm not a John Bircher, and I don't know why they fell out of favor other than being Alynsk'ed. Which Presidential Candidate sounds like the tail end of the echos from the past?
  • Justice Department Plans Attorney Hiring Spree To Keep Pace With Obama’s Pardon Push

    01/06/2016 10:29:19 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department will drastically increase the number of attorneys it has on staff to deal with what is expected to be a massive push by President Obama to grant clemency to federal prisoners before the end of his term. The Office of the Pardon Attorney, which handles the federal government's clemency cases, posted a job listing for 16 attorney advisors on the Justice Department's website on Tuesday. The number of expected hires is more than double the agency's staffing level as of May 2013. Then, seven permanent attorneys -- the pardon attorney, a deputy and five staff attorneys --...
  • Why Do These Top-Ranked Schools Have Zero Top-Ranked Teachers?

    01/05/2016 12:44:35 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/4/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Central Academy, a charter school in Ann Arbor, was rated by The Center for Michigan’s Bridge magazine as the top school in the state. Ashley Community Schools, a district some 40 miles north of Lansing, placed fourth. Yet, in 2014-15, neither Central Academy nor Ashley Community schools rated any of their teachers as “highly effective,” the highest rating available to teachers. In fact, both the public charter school and the school district grouped all their teachers (30 and 26, respectively) in the same category — “effective” — which is only the second-highest rating. “Several of our teachers have received ‘Highly...
  • There They Go Again: Liberals Claim Bogus Education Funding Cuts

    01/04/2016 11:16:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The headline atop a press release from the Michigan League for Public Policy is clear enough: “Michigan still lags significantly behind nation in per pupil funding.” But easily accessible data proves the headline wrong. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures, Michigan’s ranking among the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) for per pupil spending is 23rd. There are 28 states that spend less per pupil than Michigan and, when adjusted for per capita income, Michigan ranks in the top ten for per pupil spending. Claiming that funding of K-12 education in Michigan is somehow singularly deficient has...
  • Ann Althouse thinks we're imagining what's happening on the campus

    01/03/2016 7:02:33 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 1/3/2015 | Moneyrunner
    Ann Althouse is a college professor who runs an eponymous blog. She recently blogged about a Chinese professor at Vassar, Hua Hsu, who believes: “there is a naïve idealism at the heart of student protest, which might be desperate or loud but never as cynical as the world that necessitated it." She goes on to say: “I — who went to college in 1969 — think they are a lot less weird than we were. But if you think they are weird — entitled, oversensitive, whatever — you should look to your own mind and ask why it has created...
  • Saving K-12 education in 2016

    01/01/2016 11:56:25 AM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | Jan 1, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Sort of a New Year's resolution... For many years I've focused on education reform; that work will continue. I have more than 400 articles on the Internet and over 3,000,000 views/visits on YouTube and various sites [e.g. FreeRepublic]. To find education articles and videos, simply enter your interest in Google with the name Bruce Deitrick Price. It's an easy way to find a lot of material quickly. You can assume this material is intelligent, practical, lucid, conservative, and intended to help every student advance as far as possible. During 2015, I was constantly struck by two main trends we need...
  • Climate Change and the Lessons of a Winter Storm

    12/30/2015 2:56:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 30, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On Monday, December 28, 2015, Chicagoland was hit by a particularly unpleasant ice storm. No, not a blizzard – we get them every year – this was an ice storm, the kind where you’re peppered by tiny bits of ice as you walk or run to your car, the kind that leaves inches of slush and ice on the ground instead of nice soft snow. The kind that’s even more painful, even more dangerous, than most snowstorms. The kind that weighs down power lines, causing them to collapse and leave whole towns without power. It wasn’t the worst of the...