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  • This out of control judge is exactly why I'm re-creating the Constitutional Convention

    06/27/2016 1:42:13 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Many of you have no doubt seen the horrible tragedy of Judge Richard Posner writing that "I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation" and have had the same response that I have. That's why I have been doing something about it. Blogging or making comments is too easy and probably doesn't have any impact anyways. We have a big problem in this country with elites believing that they have the right to totally control the...
  • School Superintendent Receives $787,500 Severance Package After Being Fired for THIS

    06/27/2016 6:57:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://constitution.com/ ^ | 06/27/2016 | Dave Jolly
    If you were to be fired from your job for negative performance, do you think you would get a severance package valued over three-quarters of a million dollars? I know I wouldn’t, but Valeria Silva is. Silva has been superintendent of the St. Paul, Minnesota, school district since 2009. During her tenure, school violence has been on the rise and a number of people blame her and her policies. Apparently, Silva is a fan of the Pacific Educational Group, a radical San Francisco consulting firm that concentrates on fighting white privilege at the cost of black and Hispanic students. They...
  • Coding bootcamps: Can you believe their claims?

    06/25/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 25, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    The bootcamps promise 12-week immersive training programs, but critics say high job placement numbers may not be credible. Will federal loans help or undermine credibility and costs? To many students and career-changers hoping to gain programming skills and break into the lucrative tech world, coding bootcamps can seem like a promising option. Since 2012, such bootcamps have offered hands-on, intensive technical training in as little as 12 weeks, boasting job placements as high as 98 or 99 percent once students complete the program. But while advocates pitch them as an alternative to a traditional degree program, critics point to their...
  • Freedom of Speech is not Free; it is Beyond Price

    06/25/2016 2:32:06 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 25, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Accurate speech, considered "Islamophobic" or otherwise offensive to some, is now deemed "hateful" and punishable under distorted visions of law or university rules. So, apparently is the mention of God. Sometimes, those who dare to speak are silenced before they even begin.The First Amendment provides, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Congress is not permitted to ignore the First Amendment, but the...
  • Teaching Is an Art, Teachers are Not Made

    06/21/2016 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Mass government education is just mass indoctrination into a program mandated by the federal government across all fifty states “To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.” – Friedrich Hayek, The Pretence of Knowledge The week of June 11, 2016 issue of The Economist published a one page editorial on “How to make a good teacher.” It makes a very weak case that teachers can be...
  • Don't rule out violence against Donald Trump, says one of UW's brightest

    06/19/2016 4:08:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | June 19, 2016 | Chris Rickert
    An essay by an incoming UW-Madison doctoral student suggesting that violence might be the proper response to Donald Trump is drawing concern within the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Because apparently these days we’re a nation that is ready to nominate a buffoonish reality TV star for president and deem a “journalist” who excuses violence against that nominee as one of the “best-qualified applicants” at a world-renowned university. It all began with an essay self-described “smarmy liberal writer” Jesse Benn published on the Huffington Post earlier this month titled “Sorry liberals, a violent response to Trump is as...
  • Hate mail from Anti-Trump liberals

    06/19/2016 3:46:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 22 replies
    The Following are hate letters made by liberals mainly anti-trump lefties.  First: from pottyjesus666@hotmail.com I am from the Portsmouth NH area. I work nearby and live in Newington. When I find you I'm gonna beat the daylights out of you in public and piss all over you while you lay there twitching. F**K DONALD TRUMP! Bernie 2016! Next, we have one from redbrigadestreetfighters@hotmail.com F**K you right wing fascist! Donald Trump is worse than Hitler and Goebels. My grandfather was a German Communist who fought brownshirts like you back in the 20s and fought you in Spain! I'll take up his...
  • Administration Expands Student Loan Default Options [semi-satire]

    06/18/2016 11:01:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    The Department of Education expanded the grounds under which students may be freed from their obligation to repay college loans. Under the new rules, students may be absolved from the obligation to repay loans if the education they received was inadequate. Secretary John King, Jr. explained that “much of what passes as education in our major universities is just crap. Universities know that majoring in ‘women’s studies,’ ‘gender studies,’ philosophy, and the like, won’t prepare graduates for high-paying jobs. Why should naive and ignorant young people have to bear the consequences that could have been avoided if they had received...
  • This School Is Out Of Line! They Are Teaching Kids Islamic Faith, Not History Of The Religion

    06/18/2016 9:46:32 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 16 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    What would you do if your child came home from school and showed you the papers of how they were being taught the Islamic faith? I'm not just talking about a history lesson, kids are being taught the Islamic faith by liberal educators and unless you as a concerned parent or community member say something, things only going to get worse. Liberals have worked so hard to get prayer taking out of the school and now this! Over the years, they have even stopped prayer groups from coming together to high schools and college universities because these administrations did not...
  • Gunshot Lethality: Intention of the Shooter Makes the Largest Difference

    06/17/2016 11:43:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When attempting to determine the statistical lethality of gunshot wounds, an important variable is often overlooked.  That is the intention of the shooter. It is not an easy variable to measure, but it is an overwhelming part of the dynamics of shooting situations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been collecting data on firearms injuries and fatalities for since 2001.  The individual years data have warnings that the numbers may be too small to be reliable, but there are significant advantages to the data set when looking at the aggregate numbers for the fourteen year period.  All...
  • Anti-Trump pro-Hillary rioters are modern day nazis

    06/16/2016 4:42:39 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    Just as their precursors the SA did in the 20s, today's Democratic liberals attack anyone they don't agree with. The left attacks and kills those who oppose them. The song is Stormlied the official anthem of the Sturmabetelung. CAUTION: CONTAINS VIOLENT IMAGES VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
  • Republican candidate Donald Trump's talk worrying US-bound students

    06/16/2016 3:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Deccan Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2016 | Mahesh Avadhuta
    Republican candidate’s stand on visas, immigration leaves thousands of students in Hyderabad anxious. Hyderabad: US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s recent statement indicating that H-IB visas would be restricted, and his administration, if elected, would revisit the Optional Practical Training programme authorisation for F-1 visa holders, has created apprehensions among engineering graduates who are dreaming of higher education in the the United States. Although Mr Trump seems to have softened his stand since then, students and parents are closely watching as to who, Mr Trump or Ms Hillary Clinton, would become the US President after November 18 polls. Incidents of...
  • Professor rejects Marxism after traveling the globe: ‘Socialism doesn’t work’

    06/16/2016 12:22:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | KATE HARDIMAN
    At least one professor in America does not feel the Bern. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor Jack Stauder says his political and ideological conversion away from socialism and Marxism occurred when he actually witnessed these systems in action. After traveling to more than 110 countries to pursue various forms of research, notably cultural anthropology, Stauder described his conversion from Marxism as a process of disillusionment. “I gradually became disenchanted with Marxism by visiting many of the countries that had tried to shape their societies to conform to its doctrines. I was disillusioned by the realities I saw in … socialist...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Some Portland State Students Upset at Students for Trump Display

    06/14/2016 7:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    From Campus Reform: A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,”...
  • Suicide by Self-Importance

    06/11/2016 7:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The American Interest ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jason Willick
    Of all the displays of political myopia and intolerance in the American academy over the past several years, this story may be the most astonishing: Students and faculty at Northwestern University have forced Karl Eikenberry—a retired three-star general and fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies—to withdraw his appointment as head of a new global affairs institute on the Evanston campus on the grounds that he is a “career military officer.” The Washington Post‘s report on the story contains a truly remarkable, and telling, quote from one student involved in the crusade against the general (who has...
  • House Republicans 'No Way' on Detroit School Choice Restrictions

    06/08/2016 11:59:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In supporting a $617 million bailout of the insolvent Detroit school district last week, Michigan House Republicans defied fierce political opposition by refusing to create a mayoral commission that could have restricted new charter schools in the city. Before the vote, there were allegations that Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan tried a power play to pressure charter school operators within the city to sign on to the Detroit Education Commission or become irrelevant. After House Bill 5384 was passed by a 55-53 vote, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson accused House Republicans of taking money for their vote. Henderson...
  • White, straight, able-bodied man? You can't attend equality summit

    06/07/2016 7:17:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2016 | By Eleanor Harding, Education Correspondent
    A lecturers’ union is refusing to let its officers take part in debates at an equality summit if they are white, straight, able-bodied men. The equality conference of the University and College Union said that members must declare their ‘protected characteristic’ – whether they are gay, disabled, female or from an ethnic minority – when applying to attend. Activists say that it means representatives who do not qualify cannot participate in all of the discussions – even though they have been elected by their union branch. They would be barred from ‘break-out’ sessions that organisers claim are a ‘safe space’...
  • School Pension Debt Grows Again

    06/07/2016 1:08:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/4/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan public school districts received bad financial news recently when the latest audit for the school employee pension plan showed that unfunded liabilities had increased again, this time by $200 million in 2015. The statewide pension plan known as the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) saw its unfunded liabilities increase from $26.5 billion in 2014 to $26.7 billion in 2015. The unfunded liabilities were just $12.0 billion in 2009 but have more than doubled over the past six years. The state has spent about $1 billion more on pension payments over the past six years, but it hasn't...
  • Predatory Socialism

    06/07/2016 12:23:53 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    Time and again I hear the term, predatory capitalism. All the liberals love to whine about it, in their conversations they talk of how the little guy is being devoured and chewed up by the rich and the high and mighty and how those nasty republicans, (that's us!) are responsible in taking from the poor and giving it away to rich mostly white folks. They compare us to Hitler and say he was a capitalist, they say things are bad now all because of the GOP and not for Obama and the left. Meanwhile, these same leftists and nit pickers...
  • On climate change, no need to teach both sides (OPINION)

    06/07/2016 8:46:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 6, 2016 | David Appell
    On the Portland School Board's decision to ax certain textbooks for their position on climate change, The Oregonian/OregonLive editorial board recently wrote, "The board's climate-change resolution is not intended to teach students to think critically, which is what schools should do. It's designed, instead, to produce acolytes." The first responsibility of any school is to teach what is known. Man's influence on climate is by now well-established, as the board notes. Climate contrarians, despite all their bluster, have never put forth an alternate scientific explanation for modern warming that explains what we see. If I were a Portland public school...
  • Private Schools Cost Significantly Less Than Public Schools

    06/07/2016 7:53:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/4/2016 | Jacob Weaver
    LANSING — Due to their nature as independent, self-supporting institutions, private schools do not disclose data about themselves in a standardized format, which sometimes clouds the public's understanding of them. A new report, though, sheds some light on the private school landscape in Michigan. Rachel White, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, gave a presentation on Thursday about her new study of the private education sector. White spoke at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Issues and Ideas Forum. While 601 private schools serving 113,000 students operate in Michigan, little research has been done to understand these institutions. When...
  • Don't follow your passion

    06/06/2016 8:29:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Praeger U ^ | 6/6/16
    Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love...or learn to love what you do? How can you identify which path to take? How about which paths to avoid? TV personality Mike Rowe, star of "Dirty Jobs" and "Somebody's Gotta Do It," shares the dirty truth in PragerU's 2016 commencement address.
  • Bill Clinton: Whites without college degrees ‘need to be brought along to the future’

    06/05/2016 5:45:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President Bill Clinton told a New Jersey crowd Wednesday that non-college educated whites “need to be brought along to the future.” Mr. Clinton campaigned for his wife in Crandford by tearing into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration. He then implied that Mr. Trump’s supporters cling to a vision for America that is better left in the past. “We have been told over and over again in this election we ought to build a wall against Mexico, we ought to stop the Muslims from coming in, we want to do all this stuff,” Mr. Clinton said,...
  • Time Enough for Collapse

    06/03/2016 12:48:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/03/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Whether we've got the time, or not, we have to educate, and we have to implement the battle tactics of a republic - not that of a democracy. Otherwise, the period through which we reside in bondage may be fiercer, and longer in time “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”—Benjamin Franklin “A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”—James Madison At a meeting of patriots I attended, where the attendees were the kind of people who desire to either reclaim the republic, or survive...
  • State Data: No Detroit Teacher Shortage

    06/03/2016 12:45:50 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    For the last few years, stories about an alleged Detroit Public Schools teacher shortage have appeared in Michigan news outlets, implying that understaffing is due to low morale and poor working conditions, and has led to classroom overcrowding. But data submitted by DPS to the state of Michigan show the district’s teacher-to-student ratio is lower than the state average and has been so for several years, with a lower teacher-to-student ratio than found in many more-affluent communities. As of December 2015, DPS had one teacher for every 14.53 students, compared to the state average of one teacher for every 16.13...
  • Detroit Bailout's Charter School Restrictions Not About What's Best for Kids

    06/03/2016 9:17:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/2/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Legislators may be nearing a final deal on a Detroit Public School bailout package, with a vote possible this week. The sticking point is a proposed Detroit Education Commission appointed by the Detroit mayor that is designed to restrict the expansion of charter schools in the city. The state Senate passed a bill that creates a DEC, but the House left it out of its version. Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter is adamant that a DPS bailout cannot include a clampdown on school choice for Detroit parents. DPS and its allies — including Mayor Mike Duggan — have rallied...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    06/03/2016 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 53 replies
    Myself | June,3,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greeting Everyone. It is time once again for some more thought provoking ideas & discussion. I've been getting some FReep mail about some ideas for this thread. One of which covers, if you & your family do have to "bug-out" where do you go to & how are you guys going to get there. There are several lines of thought on this, depending on the disaster you are prepping for. Are you [like me] looking at a total grid down [via either natural or man made] or are you worried about Yellowstone super volcano going off, or is it an...
  • History Shows Delayed Adequacy Study Will Call for More Money

    06/03/2016 6:09:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Those anticipating the release of Michigan’s education adequacy study learned this week that, once again, they will have to wait a little longer. While the precise detailed findings are unknown, the embargoed report’s general conclusions should not remain a matter of mystery. Last September the state granted Colorado-based Augenblick Palaich & Associates a $399,000 contract to determine how much money Michigan needs to spend in order to provide “adequate” services to students. Our state currently ranks 21st in per-pupil spending but 43rd in math and reading achievement on the nation’s report card. Michigan has been spending more than the national...
  • Detroit Teachers Under Pay Freeze, But Union President Gets Big Pay Hike

    06/02/2016 1:33:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    While teachers at Michigan’s largest school district were living under a wage freeze, and more recently hearing rumors of possible payless paydays, one school employee who is also president of the local teachers union got a huge raise. That district is the insolvent and academically challenged Detroit Public Schools, and the union president is Ivy Bailey of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Bailey was listed as a teacher in 2013-14 and earned $70,176. Her salary shot up 31 percent to $91,877 in 2014-15. Bailey’s compensation is listed in a state salary database of employees enrolled in the school employee pension...
  • A Trump Presidency Could Keep Some International Students Away

    06/01/2016 12:05:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 1, 2016 | Karin Fischer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Trump-Presidency-Could-Keep/236662?key=lInYhg3OH2pFuDlAAlwUWdL7tpDmKFbrEUF8pKrHB-1xQVRJSjJRTi1hNHFyRjF5cHNfUEUxR2hnQ1JyM0FyM1NWaEdFbUxSS09Z
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Professor Resigns to Protest Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    05/29/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Contending that "so-called free speech is delusional," DePaul University sociology professor Dr. Shu-Ju Cheng has resigned her post in protest. The event that spurred Dr. Cheng's protest was the aborted speech of Milo Yiannopolis on the University's campus last week. Despite paying the University for security, student thugs were permitted to seize the stage and disrupt the speech. Cheng was outraged, not that thugs were allowed to drown out views with which they disagreed, but that Yiannopolis was invited "to air his anti-progressive message." "The whole concept of freedom of speech is an antiquated idea derived from dead white men,"...
  • THE DAY FREE SPEECH DIED

    05/28/2016 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Colleges are supposed to be laboratories for ideas where debates are encouraged and a diverse set of viewpoints are welcome. Today, only liberalism is allowed and our students are not being educated, but indoctrinated It happened again this week at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Another conservative speaker was harassed by liberal activists. In this case, Breitbart contributor Milo Yiannopoulos was not allowed to finish his presentation to a group of students. He was bullied and threatened and his speech was literally shut down by a group of Black Lives Matter activists. In fact, one of the free speech haters...
  • Detroit Public Schools' Collapse Preceded Charter School Expansion

    05/27/2016 10:19:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The James & Grace Lee Boggs School is a charter school in Detroit that opened in 2013, one of 25 that have opened since 2011. That was the year a statewide cap on the number of charters was repealed by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder. The 108 K-6 students at Boggs scored well enough on standardized state tests in 2015 to place it among the 20 best Detroit public schools, including charter and district-run schools. Just 1.5 miles from Boggs is the Detroit school district’s Spain Elementary-Middle School, with 438 students. In 2015, its students scored much lower on...
  • Ten states sue Obama to stop his transgender blackmail

    05/26/2016 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not so fast, bro. It’s not quite as dramatic as a state telling Obama to take his federal funds and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and it’s potentially rife with unintended consequences: What if the Scalia-less Supreme Court rules that the president can issue arbitrary conditions for the receipt of federal funds at his own personal whim? Roger Goodell’s lawyers might have some suggestions for Obama on this one. But at least they’re fighting. Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia have sued the administration in federal court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appears...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • Oberlin Students Want Below-Average Grades Abolished, Midterms Replaced with Conversations

    05/26/2016 9:19:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Robby Soave
    'I literally am so tired of learning about Marx, when he did not include race in his discussion of the market!' Oberlin College's activist community is ready to call it quits. Progressive students are dropping out of college, citing academic and emotional difficulties stemming from their mental health problems and overall disgust with the toxic culture on campus. That's according to a fascinating piece for The New Yorker by Nathan Heller, who interviewed a number of exhausted activists at Oberlin. They perceive that other students, faculty members, and the administration are completely against them, and have made it impossible for...
  • K-12 School Proposes Removing Urinals and Making Bathrooms Gender Neutral

    05/25/2016 9:32:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A nationally ranked Minnesota charter school facing a discrimination complaint by the parents of a former kindergarten transgender student approved a controversial new gender inclusion policy at a school board meeting. While the school board, which consists of a mix of parents, teachers, and community members, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new policy Monday night, some parents are upset with the outcome. “What has happened at Nova is unthinkable,” a mother with two children at the school told The Daily Signal. “A classical school based in logic and reason has taken the most radical approach possible, that of affirming...
  • Gay Student Told to Change Pro-LGBT Shirt (Texas)

    05/25/2016 4:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KCEN-TV | May 24, 2016 | Stephen Adams, MMJ/Producer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kcentv.com/story/32055993/gay-student-told-to-change-pro-lgbt-shirt
  • Seattle's homeless crisis 7: Use Greyhound therapy it works!

    05/25/2016 11:12:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    In part 7, we discuss a solution to American homelessness and unemployment that no one except those who really are concerned are discussing. A way to get the homeless off the streets into employment and into housing while saving money in the long run. its something that liberals generally will not give into except as a last resort because they want to get the money by making the homeless problem prolonged and and visible and line their pockets. Its a policy that is being used in major cities and cash strapped states everywhere and in the case for those who...
  • Detroit Teacher on Strike Lowballs Salary in Newspaper Story

    05/25/2016 7:00:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/22/2016 | Tom Gantert
    An illegal sickout by members of the union that represents teachers in Detroit Public Schools shut down 94 of the district’s 97 schools Monday. Last weekend, the official appointed to be the district’s transition manager said it only has enough money to operate until the end of the current school year in June. Teacher LaShawn Pope told the Detroit News that she has a master’s degree and signed up for 26 paychecks this year, not 22. “Before taxes, I bring home $1,400 every two weeks, so $1,400 times four checks is what I stand to lose before taxes,” Pope is...
  • School Choice Opponents Pick Institutions Over Special Needs Families

    05/25/2016 5:35:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/22/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Overshadowed by important debates and competing proposals about the future of education in Detroit, a longshot legislative proposal to give special-needs students access to more opportunities has exposed the priorities of school choice foes. House Joint Resolution B by Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw, would place a constitutional amendment before Michigan voters to allow families of special-needs students to use public funds to support their child even if they enroll in a private school. A favorable vote from two-thirds of House members would be needed to place the idea before voters on the ballot. An onerous provision in Michigan’s state constitution...
  • Black Powder History Pt 1

    05/24/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Shell
    Black Powder - Invention to ExplosionIt is believed that the Chinese have been using black powder for about a thousand years and they are generally credited with its invention starting with fireworks. Around 700 years ago someone came up with the idea that if you put some black powder in a tube with a rock it would expel the rock out at sufficient velocity to make it a weapon. Another early idea was to use reinforced bamboo to shoot arrows and darts. No one knows who thought of this, but they did indeed change the world. The general consensus is...
  • St Junipero Serra: Defender of Indians, American founding father

    05/23/2016 4:10:08 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    I decided after reading some interesting things about St. Junipero Serra who was recently canonized a saint by Pope Francis to do an article about Junipero. I made some interesting discoveries. First and foremost the allegations that he butchered and murdered native Americans and created atrocities against them is false. Its a fantasy, another one in fact created by liberals, pushed by Chicano Marxists and that has been used to smear Christians and the white man. Nothing new. The left loves to romanticize about the American Indians make it look like they were happy and peaceful until whitey came and...
  • Take 10 - The Universe and the Cell

    05/23/2016 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
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    Take 10 - The Universe and the CellIn this Take 10 we will briefly look at the immensity of our Universe and delve into the complexity of the cell. Please take time watch this 3 minute video – Cosmic Eye (Scale of the Universe) Now consider, the human world stands about midway between the infinitesimal and the immense . The size of our planet is near the geometric mean of the size of the known universe and the size of the atom. The mass of a human being is the geometric mean of the mass of the earth and the...
  • In Search of the Black Vote

    05/23/2016 5:30:24 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 13 replies
    self | J. Johnson
    Re-write of an older article – updated for the modern Trump era There have been many who have wondered why the black population in America votes solidly democrat. The percentages have become so one-sided that one side assumes they can say anything and still get ‘the black vote’, while the other believes nothing they say will win the black vote, so why bother. I believe that could change in today’s political climate with the right message and strategy. But first, let’s review why most blacks ‘allegedly’ vote democrat. It may not be for the reasons you think. The suffering in...
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • Do Heterosexuals Have Any Rights?

    05/22/2016 9:00:13 AM PDT · by kathsua · 29 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 22nd, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The current assault on women’s right to privacy in public restrooms implies that only those born with Gender Identity Disorder have any personal rights. GIDites believe that people with male anatomies who are dressed as women should be able to use restrooms designated for people with female anatomies. Women are justifiably concerned that sexual predators can take advantage of this situation and dress as women to gain access to women’s restrooms. Depriving women of their right to sexual privacy to accommodate men with a mental abnormality makes women second class citizens
  • How Could Mark Cubin be so Stupid?

    05/21/2016 9:00:38 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 26 replies
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    I have watched Mark's career, enjoy watching him on Shark Tank, love his entrepreneurial spirit but being Hillary's veep? Has he lost his friggin mind? Does he know nothing about the Clinton's? Who in their right mind, who believes in the amazing aspects of capitalism would want to be associated with those two? Sorry Mark but you are now an asshat!