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  • Mike Lee pens must-read essay on Senate’s Obamacare replacement plan

    06/25/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Chris Enloe
    One of the central campaign promises of Republicans since 2010, which has helped them sweep elections nationwide including the White House last year, has been their vow to repeal and replace Obamacare with a customer-centered, free market solution. Indeed, the promise was likely a significant reason some reluctant voters chose to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton last year. And once Trump won the White House, he continued to promise a repeal and replace of Obamacare would come in the immediate days of his presidency. However, the initial effort by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the White House...
  • National Restaurant Assoc. Hails President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeship Program

    06/24/2017 4:04:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Apps for PC Daily ^ | June 25, 2017 | Stella Potter
    It will also provide more funding and create a task force of business leaders to help promote the programs across new sectors, as well as assess the effectiveness of the job-training programs now in place. Trump plans to sign an executive order that would reorient and expand ApprenticeshipUSA, a grant program that was previously championed by the Obama administration and has been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike. Trump's executive order also requires all federal agencies that participate in apprenticeship programs or workforce training to examine whether their efforts are duplicative or could be combined with other programs to greater...
  • The Lord's Coming; What is it?

    06/23/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by Revski · 13 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 6/23/2017 | Revski
    Good news for all.
  • Money is Fungible... Especially in Cuba

    06/22/2017 8:47:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 21, 2017 AD | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Trump Administration's changes to our Cuba policy: In 1959, following six years of organized Marxist-Leninist rebellion, mostly run by Fidel and Raul Castro and their partner Che Guevera, the Battista government of Cuba was overthrown and Fidel Castro claimed dictatorial powers, which he eventually turned over to his brother Raul, in 2008. The Castros spent their sixty years not only oppressing their people – robbing, raping, beating, imprisoning, torturing, and killing, as all communist governments do – but they also spent those years, particularly the years before the collapse of the Soviet Union, spreading violent revolution across...
  • Heated Debate on Tucker Carlson Lands Professor on Unemployment Line

    06/22/2017 5:28:40 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 19 replies
    BogusTimes ^ | 6/22/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Essex County College professor Lisa Durden was indefinitely suspended two days after a fiery and belligerent appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. On Tucker Carlson’s June 6 program, Durden launched a fierce defense of a black-only Black Lives Matter Memorial Day party restricting whites from attending based solely on their skin color. Carlson challenged her position, asking why it’s okay to exclude people based on their race. “I thought the whole point of Black Lives Matter, or one of the points, would be to speak out against singling people out on the basis of their race and punishing them...
  • Teen Kicked out Graduation for Only Pants He Can Afford. Three Minutes Until Start, Sees Stranger...

    06/22/2017 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    liftable ^ | June 19, 2017 | Carolyn Marie
    FULL TITLE: Teen Kicked out Graduation for Only Pants He Can Afford. Three Minutes Until Start, Sees Stranger Outside Leroy Solis Jr. walked across the stage at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas to receive his high school diploma. He looked like many of the young men graduating from MacArthur High School that day. He wore a blue cap and gown along with dress pants, a dress shirt, and a tie. Solis Jr. did not stand out from the crowd of graduates. However, the reason he was actually able to walk across the stage during graduation stands out as...
  • The Value of Humor

    06/21/2017 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 1 replies
    What is humor? Where does it come from? What happens in its absence? In this episode, host Jeremiah Jacques addresses these questions, and also attempts to DEMONSTRATE humor in a way that makes the listeners laugh. Also discussed is the vital role that humor played in the life of a history-altering individual.
  • The end of the valedictorian? Schools rethink class rankings

    06/21/2017 8:17:15 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 22 replies
    AP ^ | June 15, 2017
    At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold — using Latin honors, for example. This year, one school in Tennessee had 48 valedictorians. About half of schools no longer report class rank, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Administrators worry about the college prospects of students separated by large differences...
  • Top UK University tells Immigrants: No Pooing in Bins, Showers

    06/20/2017 6:55:46 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 53 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/20/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Strathclyde University sent an email to 650 “multi-cultural” students and staff after janitors complained about “people pooing in bins, showers and the likes” and apparently not knowing there were toilets designed for such personal business. The memo was emailed last week by the operations management team of the University's state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) to its 400 students and staff of 250.
  • Christian School Told They Can’t Teach Bible Verses That Offend Homosexual’s!

    06/20/2017 8:05:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Christian School Told They Can’t Teach Bible Verses That Offend Homosexual’s!
  • Forum: Tech jobs can offer more than just high salaries

    06/19/2017 11:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kevin J. Conlan
    Tech jobs in the U.S. can offer salaries of up to $100,000 and above, and recruiters are in a rush to find those with the skills needed to fill open positions across the country. The job market has never been better for IT: they unarguably offer the best type of employment opportunities, with high wages, generous benefits, and the comfort of job security. Entering into IT workforce can reap the great rewards of a growing field. Based on job satisfaction, position openings, and earning potential, tech jobs are the most worthwhile. The even better news, however, is that many, if...
  • Annual Summer Food Program Kicks Off With BBQ

    06/19/2017 2:47:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KNSD-TV ^ | June 19, 2017 | Anna Conkey
    San Diego Unified will kick off its Summer Fun Café lunch program with a barbecue for parents, guardians and children to eat for free at Skyline Hills Community Park on Wednesday. The barbecue is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a community resource fair, activities for children, live music, free health screenings, a performance by the Fern Street Circus, fresh fruits and vegetables for families to take home, as well as prize drawings for children, according to a statement from SD Unified. The Summer Fun Café is an annual summer meal program partnered by the City...
  • Police Investigating Threats Against President Trump Found At West Hartford School

    06/19/2017 1:48:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Patch ^ | June 19, 2017 | R.J. Scofield
    WEST HARTFORD, CT - The West Hartford Detective Division is currently investigating threats directed at President Donald Trump posted at a local elementary school. The incident occurred Thursday at the Morley School, according to a release. Police said several areas of the school were damaged with anti-Trump writing and threats directed at the President. A person was caught on surveillance video riding a mountain bike onto the property at the time, police said. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30s or 40s who was balding. He was wearing a Boston Red Sox t-shirt and had a...
  • Muslim Teacher Trolls District President then Petitions to get her Fired

    06/18/2017 5:21:38 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 8 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A twitter exchange between an Arizona high school teacher and the president of the school district ended with the president calling him and “anti-American Trump hating troll” and the teacher filing a Change.org petition to get her fired. The exchange started when Barry Goldwater High School teacher Aude Odeh, a Palestinian Muslim, responded to a tweet by Deer Valley Unified School board president Kim Fisher in which she regarded an article about President Trump as deceptive on her personal twitter page.
  • Brave New World: A Book Review

    06/18/2017 10:39:53 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 19 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 18, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux When I reviewed 1984, at least a dozen people told me that I should read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World next. The two novels apparently serve as twin companion pieces in the “negative utopia” genre, where the ideal of a hopeful future for man is turned on its head into a dark dystopian warning for us all. 1984 was published in 1949 as the world was still reeling from the Second World War. Orwell’s totalitarianism was a combination of Soviet Russia mixed with the fear of the kind of power emerging technology would bring. Brave New World...
  • Evergreen College: Antifa Faces off with "Patriot Prayer" Group and Cops

    06/16/2017 5:07:24 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 26 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/16/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    In a never-ending battle of freedom versus authoritarian censorship, Evergreen College took center stage once again Thursday as the lawless Antifa gang faced off with the pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer and officers in riot gear. Even the presence of riot gear-clad officers wasn’t enough to keep lawless Antifa anarchists from attacking the peaceful free speech demonstrators and assaulting the event’s organizer, Joey Gibson, with pepper spray. The free speech rally came on the heels of a tumultuous few weeks at Evergreen College which started with an email from biology professor Bret Weinstein who responded he would not leave campus for...
  • The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

    06/16/2017 5:02:31 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/2017 | Seattle Times editorial board
    ... Evergreen faces a deeper, and more long-term threat. It is the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011 despite wide-open admission standards. At about 4,080 students, it is about 300 students short of the Legislature’s funded enrollment target.
  • Four Reasons Why College Degrees Are Becoming Useless

    06/16/2017 8:30:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Mises ^ | 14 June 2017 | Jonathan Newman
    Students are running out of reasons to pursue higher education. Here are four trends documented in recent articles: Graduates have little to no improvement in critical thinking skills The Wall Street Journal reported on the troubling results of the College Learning Assessment Plus test (CLA+), administered in over 200 colleges across the US. According to the WSJ, “At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table”. The outcomes were the worst in large, flagship schools: “At...
  • Evergreen State College vows to create social justice warriors in teaching program

    06/15/2017 10:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 15, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen - Barnard College
    100 percent employment for grads in ‘teaching positions’ Aspiring teachers who yearn to push social justice principles onto their students have until June 25 to apply for Evergreen State College’s Master in Teaching (MIT) program. The two-year program is based at Evergreen’s campus in Tacoma, Washington, half an hour from the recent racial controversies at its main campus in Olympia. MIT promises to prepare the next generation of K-12 educators not only to do their jobs as teachers, but to incorporate social justice into every aspect of their curriculum. The program’s philosophy is simple: One of the paramount goals of...
  • Trump wants 4.5 million new apprenticeships in five years — with nearly the same budget

    06/15/2017 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 15, 2017 | Kevin Breuninger
    President Donald Trump wants to blow out the number of apprentices working for U.S. companies — but it doesn't look like he'll spend the money to do it. Apprenticeships blend on-the-job work with paid classroom instruction, and they usually last two to six years. The federal government has regulated and certified apprenticeships since 1937, but the jobs were not actively promoted by more recent presidents until the Obama administration. Trump wants to create 5 million new apprenticeships over the next five years, which would be almost 10 times the total that exist now. But the money he has appropriated to...