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  • SPLC Bringing Destructive Liberal Agenda to YOUR School

    10/13/2012 12:07:31 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 5 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 11, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    My buddies at the Leftist hate group Southern Poverty Law Center are once again pushing their dark agenda, this time at our school children. Shelli Hodgkins and Jerry Erickson of Sioux Falls brought this to my attention earlier today. It seems SPLC is peddling a liberal program to schools across the country, and Wakpola Elementary in Hartford as well as Howard Elementary School have bought it. Mr. Erickson says O’Gorman Junior High in Sioux Falls had signed up for it, but have since dropped it after its true nature was brought to their attention. The alert below went out recently...
  • How the NEA Could Really Help Solve the Issue of High-Need Teachers

    10/12/2012 8:00:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The National Education Association — the largest union in the country and parent to the Michigan Education Association — announced a plan recently to offer $500,000 in grants for new teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. Calling for more STEM teachers, students and workers is en vogue right now with political leaders from President Barack Obama to Gov. Rick Snyder on down. But if the union and political leaders really want more and better teachers in those areas, they could do something very simple: Stop pushing for single-salary schedules that force public schools to pay high-need teachers the same...
  • Why Statewide Education Policy Fails

    10/12/2012 5:52:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/10/2012 | Audrey Spalding
    Calumet is more than 500 miles away from Lansing. Trust me — I recently drove up to Michigan's nearly most northern point. Had I started in Detroit instead of Midland, the drive to Calumet would have taken more than 10 hours. During this trip, the notion of drafting statewide policies to govern places as different as Midland, Calumet and Detroit seemed increasingly absurd. State officials who have begun to call for increased vocational training could look to Calumet High School for ideas. Calumet is near Michigan Technological University, enabling its students to collaborate with Michigan Tech students on vocational projects....
  • Linsays Technical Books' Last catalog Is Out

    10/11/2012 6:01:13 PM PDT · by djone · 8 replies
    "Exceptional technical books for xperimenters,inventors, tinkerers, mad scientists, and "Thomas-Edison-types." I'v enjoyed these books and reading his catalog for years and today received the last catalog because he's going to retire...Solar energy, home foundry. machine shop work, metal working, house building, Radio experimenter, old industrial manuals, reprints of forgotten books. .....more... Many humorous
  • Romney-shirt girl gives up on Philly schools

    10/11/2012 1:08:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 11, 2012 | Regina Medina
    SAMANTHA PAWLUCY, the Port Richmond teen embroiled in a high school controversy over her T-shirt choice, will no longer attend Charles Carroll High School, her attorney and her father confirmed Wednesday. "She's totally uncomfortable. She doesn't want to go back there," said Richard Pawlucy, the student's father. He and his wife, Kristine, also pulled their two other daughters from the school. Samantha wore a pink Romney/Ryan T-shirt to Carroll High on "Dress Down Day" nearly two weeks ago. Her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, asked her to leave the class and wondered why she was wearing a Republican top at a...
  • Frontline Interview of Tom Topolinski, former Obama classmate and "Choom Gang" member

    10/10/2012 11:05:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PBS's Frontline ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jim Gilmore
    Talk a little bit first about Punahou, the school you guys went to -- what it was like, what it looked like, how you guys all ended up there, what the environment was like. Yeah, to me, Punahou represented the best of students that had potential. It was a very high-standard type school. I do remember that even as kids we were always thinking about, man, I'd really want to go to Punahou because that is the cat's meow. It seemed as though everybody who was anybody had a kid in there or two. … How about Barry Obama? How...
  • How much has government indebted you? Find out here.

    10/09/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT · by wewillnotcomply · 1 replies
    Special interest groups have long been working with the government to get more and more resources, helping to increase our national debt. Just how much of our debt do you now owe? You can find out in seconds by visiting this site.
  • Drugged for Social Justice

    10/09/2012 11:40:27 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | October 9, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Social justice theories have invaded the medical profession and Dr. Michael Anderson has a unique take. The New York Times highlights today the work of a doctor who considers prescribing Adderall a mark of social justice on behalf of poor students, giving them a leg up in an unequal society. The Times then goes on to cite sources who blame limited school funding and large classrooms for increasing ADHDdiagnoses. “Dr. [Michael] Anderson’s instinct, he said, is that of a ‘social justice thinker’ who is ‘evening the scales a little bit,’” reports Alan Schwarz for the New York Times. “He said...
  • Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    10/09/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2012 | Caroline May
    Unhappy with President Barack Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black vote that went to Obama in 2008 (95 percent). The newly formed nonprofit group, God Said, will begin targeting voters in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida with television and radio advertising, as well as a grassroots campaign to encourage people to consider the gospel when they enter the voting booth. “The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support...
  • California Education Officials Violate Education Code Section 7054

    10/09/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-04 | Matt Blumenfeld
    During the course of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign for Proposition 30, the estimated $6 billion income and sales tax hike on the November ballot, school officials throughout the state have been warning students through letters, emails, rallies, and word of mouth that the passage of this ballot measure is essential and necessary for the continuation of the California educational system as it currently stands. While school officials are allowed to voice their personal opinion on an issue outside of their professional role, they are not allowed to lobby students or their parents on ballot measures using educational funds, as...
  • School Districts Dodging Health Care Cost Savings

    10/08/2012 9:31:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/6/2012 | Tom Gantert
    On the day before a state law mandated that school districts pay no more than 80 percent of teacher health care costs, the Flushing Public School Board signed off on a two-year union contract that forced taxpayers to pay up to 90 percent of those costs. Flushing is one of a number of school districts that signed multi-year deals that spared its teachers from having to contribute more to their health care as required by Public Act 152. That law, which took effect Jan. 1, allowed a hard cap of $15,000 for districts to pay on health care costs for...
  • $90 Million Price Tag to Prop Up Iraqi Education Bureaucrats

    10/06/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A $90 million contract to build up the Iraqi national education bureaucracy has been awarded to the Washington, D.C.-based firm Creative Associates International, which likewise will be tasked with the standardization of teacher training systems across that nation. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year (April 16, 2012), the U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Arabic-themed USAID/Ajyal (“generations”) initiative to bring about “systems improvements to deliver quality instruction and safe learning environments.” The program will pay special attention to “expanding educational opportunities for girls, and other vulnerable populations and minorities so that they might enjoy higher...
  • President Obama - Ladies Man, Adored By Single Young Females

    10/06/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 77 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Is it the way he jogs up to the Presidential podium, as his  fists bounce together  in perfect timing? Is it his slim figure decked out in high-end designer, Hart Schaffner Marx (Yes, Marx, no kidding) suits that gets the attention of  contraceptive hungry young ladies? Maybe, its Obama's hanging with the in crowd like the Limp Pimp, Jay Z/Beyonce, or George Clooney. Why does one of the Judd girls (Naomi?) fawn over him? Eva Longoria loves him, according to a recent commercial,  and she, if anyone, knows a good man, or should I say she has known a number of...
  • Election Voter’s Guides, Conservative Values?

    10/06/2012 2:49:31 PM PDT · by EaglesNestHome
    I like to make informed decisions about candidates, but sometimes it is difficult to sift through sound bites, propaganda and media bias. What do the individual candidates really stand for, and what is their record? It is especially difficult finding any local information about judicial races. I spent long hours looking for voter’s guides, with specific information to make informed election decisions. One helpful resource is Citizens for Community Values (CCV), http://www.ccv.org/resources/election-information/ .Who is CCV? “Citizens for Community Values (CCV) exists to promote Judeo-Christian moral values, and to reduce destructive behaviors contrary to those values, through education, active community partnership,...
  • Millennials Largely Oppose Affirmative Action

    10/06/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 7 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    With the Supreme Court due to consider Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin this coming week, cases for and against affirmative action have been dominating the education news cycle. The progressive Century Foundation recently issued a report arguing that the Supreme Court will likely greatly restrict racial preferences in college admissions. Instead, argue the liberal authors, it’s time to use class-based admissions policies and other indirect ways to create “diversity” on campus. You can read my recent blog entry, “Racial Preferences Under Review,” for more details on this Supreme Court case and The Century Foundation’s proposals. A recent poll...
  • A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook

    10/05/2012 6:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kathryn Hawkins
    A free six-week program for recent college graduates and career-changers helps students get the chops to land jobs at innovative startup companies. To Ian Markowitz, a recent graduate of Bentley College, his Boston Startup School instructors' request sounded like a simple errand. "They asked the sales class to go out and get lunch for all 72 students in the program," he says. Then came the catch: They weren't allowed to spend any money. In what would become a daily task, Markowitz and his fellow students sought out local restaurants to donate lunch to their hungry classmates. Though the task seemed...
  • Dead Patriot Films Assaulted Reaches Funding Goal

    10/05/2012 6:31:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    kickstarter.com ^ | 5 October, 2012 | marktwain
    The Kickstarter web site shows that Dead Patriot Films has reached its funding goal for "Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire" This has the potential to become an iconic film about how California is and has historically deprived its citizens of the right to keep and bear arms. The goal for pledges to start the project was $65,000. That goal was reached nine hours ago. Current pledges stand at $71,140.
  • Getting Their Message Out

    10/05/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 2 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 10/4/2012 | Richard Williams
    In recent years, we've seen an increase in the number of articles and blog posts comparing Confederate soldiers to Nazis. It is an intellectually dishonest comparison with ideological and political motivations. Those promoting such an interpretation should be pleased with this bit of news . . .
  • Schooled: Classmate of both candidates stumped by debate outcome

    10/04/2012 6:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily ^ | October 5, 2012 | Mara Gay
    The man who went to school with both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and predicted the president would "smoke" the Republican nominee says he is dumbfounded by Obama's poor showing in the first debate. "I'm surprised. I was shocked, actually," Sidney Barthwell, a district court magistrate in Michigan who attended Cranbrook with Romney and Harvard Law School with Obama, told The Daily. "That was not the Barack Obama I’ve seen through the years. I’m thinking the man might have had the flu or something." Barthwell, who has remained friendly with both candidates over the years and is staying neutral in...
  • Teacher Likens Romney Support to Ku Klux Klan

    10/04/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 21 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | October 4, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Conservatives might be surprised to find out that demonstrating an affinity for Republican candidate Mitt Romney is like joining the Ku Klux Klan. At least that’s what a student at Charles Carroll High School in Pennsylvania was told when she wore a Romney-Ryan t-shirt to her geometry class. “The teacher allegedly told the girl to take off the shirt, saying it was like wearing a Ku Klux Klan sheet,” reports Philly.com. “The teacher also allegedly said that Carroll was ‘a Democratic school.’” According to Jonathan Lai and Kristen A. Graham, staff writers for the Philly Inquirer, it wasn’t just the...
  • 23,000 ask Notre Dame's Fr. Jenkins not to accept 'Gay-Straight Alliance' on Catholic campus

    10/04/2012 7:49:48 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 2 replies
    TFP ^ | 10-04-12 | TFP
    Again the University of Notre Dame is under pressure to officially recognize a ‘Gay-Straight Alliance’ (GSA) club on campus.  Pro-homosexual activists are using the incremental, step-by-step approach to wear down Catholic resistance and boil the proverbial frog slowly. According to The Observer, the Office of Student Affairs is “currently reviewing a proposal to create an official gay-straight alliance (GSA) at Notre Dame.”  Although similar applications have been denied in the past, the student-run newspaper prints an ambiguous response from university president Fr. John Jenkins on the issue.  In a recent interview, he says:  “I think it’s time for a fresh...
  • U. Wisc. Requires Students to Give Phone Numbers to the Obama Campaign

    10/03/2012 2:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | October 3, 2012
    Students at the University of Wisconsin who want to attend an upcoming speech by Obama are being required to hand over their phone numbers which are being turned over to the Obama campaign. Ann Althouse broke the story in a guest post at Instapundit. October 2, 2012 THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN REQUIRES STUDENTS TO GIVE THEIR PHONE NUMBERS TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN in order to get access to the central campus zone where Obama will be giving a speech this Thursday. Here‘s the University’s website — attempting to frame the event as a historical presidential visit — which links to...
  • Racial Preferences Under Review

    10/03/2012 1:36:32 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 2 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | October 3, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    The case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin will come before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 10th. The outcome of this case could determine the future of racial preferences both at the University of Texas at Austin and in higher education nationwide. The University of Texas system implemented a “10 percent plan” in which students graduating in the top 10 percent of their class in high school gain automatic admission to state schools. However, in the case of the University of Texas at Austin, school officials used racial preferences to influence their admission of candidates falling...
  • Union Contract: Teachers Can Be Caught Drunk 5 Times and On Drugs 3 Times Before Being Fired

    10/03/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/1/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Forget zero tolerance. Bay City Public School teachers for years could be caught repeatedly under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol without being fired. Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances "was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997." Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that...
  • Gov't Urges Parents to Use School Lunches As a Model for Family Dinner (Mooch-approved)

    10/02/2012 7:47:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 2, 2012 | Susan Jones
    Government-approved school meals as a model for the family dinner table? Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes "may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria." But the government also says parents can help school make the taste-transition easier: "We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier," the USDA blogged on Monday. "We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and...
  • News from Lake Wobegon: All Michigan teachers are above average

    10/02/2012 8:31:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/30/2012 | Michael Van Beek
    A new report from The Education Trust-Midwest finds that 99.6 percent of teachers from 10 of Michigan’s largest school districts were rated “effective.” Coincidentally, 98 percent of the principals responsible for these evaluations received the same rating. In related news, MLive.com recently found that 68 percent of all grades handed out at the colleges where these teachers and principals are trained were A’s. Like the mythical Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average, apparently so are Michigan public school teachers and principals. Unfortunately, real-life student performance paints a very different picture. For example, if we compare the performance...
  • Trump And Hannity Discuss Obama's Forged B. Cert And Missing College Records("Born in Kenya" Video)

    10/01/2012 10:21:58 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    Donald Trump And Sean Hannity Discuss Obama's Forged Birth Certificate And Missing College Records - VIDEO HERE. 2006: Obama In Kenya: I Am So Proud To Come Back Home - VIDEO HERE.  2007: Michelle Obama Declares Obama Is Kenyan And America Is Mean - VIDEO HERE.  2008: Michelle Obama Declares Barack Obama's Home Country Is Kenya - VIDEO HERE.  FLASHBACK: Obama Is The Original Birther! Obama In 1991 Stated In His Own Bio He Was Born In Kenya. DETAILS HERE.  SHOCK CLAIM: Breitbart Reporter Charles Johnson Has Documented Proof Obama is Indonesian Citizen - AUDIO HERE.  WATCH SHERIFF JOE'S 2ND...
  • Last blog from the GRPC, Orlando 2012

    09/30/2012 12:49:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Personal Account | 30 September, 2012 | marktwain
    An interesting panel on using pop culture to advantage this morning. Madison Rising (Richard Mgrdechaian)was there, Alan Korwin, J. Neil Schulman and Peggy Tartaro. I had known J. Neil and Alan, but hadn't had a chance to talk to J. Neil yet, so I went up after his talk and arranged for a place to meet and catch up. "Tex" Fuller hit me at the door and suggested lunch. I told him I wanted to talk to J. Neil and he came along. They had never met, and did not know each other, but it soon became obvious that they...
  • From the GRPC, Sunday Morning in Orlando 2012

    09/30/2012 5:10:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Personal Account | 30 September, 2012 | marktwain
    Last night at the GRPC I went to a party hosted by Dead Patriot Films, who are working hard on "Assualted - Civil Rights Under Fire". Like all good projects, they need money. I will likely send them some after I get back to Arizona. http://www.deadpatriotfilms.com/assaulted/ At the party, I met people that just clicked. What are the chances of three guys talking, and it comes out that they all have had some familial experience with Asperger's? This morning, I was checking out of the hotel, and spot Mike Vanderboegh sitting in an armchair in the lobby. We greeted each...
  • NAACP Continues War Against Tests and Education

    09/30/2012 1:15:21 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Sept 28th, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Education, if there’s anything more racist than that, it’s probably peanut butter or America. Sadly this will undoubtedly work, just as the lawsuit against the New York Fire Department’s racist test-based hiring practices worked. On Thursday, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is filing a federal civil rights complaint, challenging the city’s admissions process for eight specialized high schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech. “There is a single two-and-a-half hour multiple choice test that is the sole criterion for admissions,” said Rachel Kleinman of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. “So, no matter how good your grades are, no...
  • From the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando

    09/29/2012 8:49:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Personal Account | 29 September, 2012 | marktwain
    I arrived at the GRPC yesterday evening after 6pm. While checking in David Kopel came up to the counter in running gear. An hour later, Mike Vanderboegh advised me on how to obtain a free internet connection. This is clearly the place to network on restoring the Second Amendment and the Constitution to the United States. Today, numerous panels discussed everything from how to overcome the MSM bias and tips on forming and running effective state organizations, to Awards to activists and breifings on what is happening with Fast and Furious. Everyone is quite approachable. I met with old friends...
  • (PB&J) Hate Crime Allegation Shocks, Frightens Community

    09/28/2012 9:51:00 PM PDT · by GeronL · 12 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 9-29-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) - KIRKLAND, Washington - State and federal authorities are investigating a possible hate crime in Kirkland, a Seattle suburb with population of around 50,000, after a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was found hanging from a tree branch near the sidewalk. Daryl Thomas, a local African-American found the offending sandwich in a tree in the yard of Rodney Smith, who is white,. Daryl Thomas said his tenure at the Harvey Scott School as an assistant teacher had showed him that a peanut butter jelly sandwich was a racist symbol of dominant white culture. “It was very obvious,...
  • Real History of the FED

    09/28/2012 3:12:05 PM PDT · by RichSr · 3 replies
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  • The 5 most educated countries in the world

    09/28/2012 2:21:32 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 33 replies
    The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development recently released its Education at a Glance 2012 report. The report examines OECD and G20 countries where the data was available. According to the report, which includes vocational training as part of higher education/post-secondary education, here are the five most educated countries in the world:
  • Teaching Kids to Have Sex With Vegetables in Toronto Public Schools

    09/28/2012 1:03:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 45 replies
    http://moonbattery.com ^ | 09/28/2012 | Dave Blount
    The moonbats running our government schools had better look alive. Canadian schools are progressing right past them in the race to liberal utopia. For example, the Toronto District School Board’s website encourages children to have sex with vegetables: An adult who repeated this filth to a child on school grounds would be arrested, even at this point in our cultural decline. But linking to it on a website gets around that for now, while enlightened liberal educators wait for repressive laws and backward bitter clingers to catch up.
  • Obama’s Federal School Curriculum

    09/28/2012 7:29:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 27, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    Three years after the Department of Education announced a contest called Race-to-the-Top for $4.35 billion in stimulus funds, some parents, teachers, governors, and citizen and public policy groups are coming to an awful realization about the likely outcomes: • A national curriculum called Common Core; • Regionalism, or the replacement of local governments by federally appointed bureaucrats; • A leveling of all schools to one, low national standard, and a redistribution of education funds among school districts; • An effective federal tracking of all students; • The loss of the option of avoiding the national curriculum and tests through private...
  • Is Bill Ayers Influencing ‘Race to the Top’?

    09/28/2012 6:48:23 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    Is Bill Ayers Influencing ‘Race to the Top’? A close colleague of the former terrorist is deeply involved in designing the president's program. byMary GrabarBio September 25, 2012 - 12:00 am Tweet What happened to Bill Ayers since his time in the spotlight during the last Obama campaign? We know that Ayers, along with wife Bernardine Dohrn and Code Pink leader Jodie Evans, supported the Gaza Flotilla, incited protests in Egypt with the Free Gaza Movement in 2010, and advised Occupy Wall Street protesters on strategy. After all, he’s had a lot of experience, having spent his youth bombing...
  • School Lunches: The Food Fight Heard 'Round The World

    09/28/2012 1:12:55 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 20 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-28-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    It would be laughable -- if our school kids weren't hungry! By now, most everyone who pays attention, is aware of how our government, Big Nanny, has screwed-up school lunches so badly that our kids either won't eat the stuff or, they DO eat it and -- remain hungry. This is just more evidence of what happens when the government takes an active hand in "helping" Americans. Once again, I repeat my plea to the UIS government: "For God's sake -- stop helping us!" ABC News reports the following: "School lunch trays are a bit lighter this year after Congress-approved...
  • Parental Control: Fight for it, or Lose it!

    09/27/2012 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 9 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 9/27/12 | Tony Caruso
    In case you haven’t noticed, parental rights are under assault. Your ability to raise your children as you see fit without interference from the government is being viciously attacked as never before. The reason is simple: The Globalists can’t achieve their dream of a utopian world unless they control all thought, and they can’t control all thought without indoctrination of the populace from a very early age. They don’t trust you with your own children, as you might infect them with the heresy of self-reliance, individualism, God-given rights, self-government, and liberty. Here are some examples of how these control freaks...
  • 100,000 IEEE User Passwords, IDs Exposed On Internet

    09/27/2012 10:54:27 AM PDT · by jurroppi1 · 8 replies
    darkReading ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Brian Prince
    100,000 IEEE User Passwords, IDs Exposed On Internet IEEE admits it exposed user IDs and passwords for roughly 100,000 members, but otherwise remains mum Sep 26, 2012 | 03:48 PM | By Brian Prince, Contributing Writer Dark Reading Questions remain following revelations that a plain-text file with user credentials for nearly 100,000 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was exposed on a publicly accessible server. The FTP server had been left open to the Net for at least a month before the problem was discovered Sept. 18, according to Radu Dragusin, a teaching assistant at the...
  • African Americans worse off under Obama

    09/27/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Hailed upon his election as the final nail in racism's coffin, Barack Obama has not delivered the hoped-for renaissance in African American communities where life on multiple fronts has turned worse as the president has moved on to other pressing issues, according to a leading scholar on race. "Racial inequality continues to be an ugly sore festering in the heart of 21st century America, despite claims that it has become a post-racial society," according to Northwestern University professor Aldon Morris. "Social conditions for poor and working-class blacks have actually worsened since Obama took office," he wrote in the authoritative Contemporary...
  • Protocol? UN President Introduces "His Excellency" Barack Obama (VIDEO)

    09/27/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    CarrollStandard ^ | 26 September 2012 | Copy Editor
    Someone needs to inform the UN we run things a little differently in a Constitutional Republic. If nothing else, we certainly do not want to feed a committed narcissist with too much false hope.
  • Academics Celebrate Obama Prematurely

    09/27/2012 8:23:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 25, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Even given the longstanding urge of academics to treat Democratic presidents the way the Catholic Church once treated saints, the academic Left may have been a bit hasty when it rushed to canonize the current occupant of the White House. “When I still taught there, I’d walk past classrooms at Georgia Perimeter College and hear Obama’s speeches played for students,” Mary Grabar remembers. “Professors took entire classes to watch his inauguration in the assembly hall.” “They had Obama-Biden campaign material tacked up on the doors of their offices.” Grabar currently teaches at Emory. “For fall semester 2012, freshmen at Emory...
  • Notre Dame Sues Obama for Violating 1st Amendment, Then Invites Him to Speak--Again

    President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Sunday, May 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (CNSNews.com) - The University of Notre Dame, which has joined other Catholic groups in suing the Obama administration over its mandate requiring health plans to offer contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs free of charge, is nevertheless inviting President Barack Obama to speak at the university before Election Day. “The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican...
  • Obama In The Classroom

    09/27/2012 7:33:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 24, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We had previously written that with his “rate my professor.com ratings” wiped clean, no negative evaluations of President Obama’s tenure as a lecturer at the University of Chicago exist. Now, the intrepid staff at The Washington Examiner has actually dug up negative trendlines of his years there. “Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students,” Time magazine claimed in 2008. “Most scores on his teaching evaluations were positive to superlative,” the New York Times claimed in 2008. “Some students started referring to themselves as his groupies.” “When Barack Obama arrived at the Law...
  • UN food aid delivered to US schools

    09/26/2012 7:36:53 PM PDT · by GeronL · 28 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 2-26-2012 | geronl
    UN Food Aid Delivered to US Schools (Associated Posers) – Savannah, Georgia – The shocking images broadcast around the world of hungry children being fed a bare subsistence diet is mobilizing the world to render aid. United Nations food trucks have begun arriving to avert an international disaster. Donor countries include China, which has furnished 500 tons of rice aboard a vessel en route to San Diego. Supplemental food aid from Canada, including wheat, are being flown in. A line of UN-marked planes line the tarmac of Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. “Shockingly some of these schools cannot serve more than...
  • Reading is Fundamental - to our Republic

    09/26/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 6 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 9/26/12 | Tony Caruso
    The class of 2012 had the worst SAT reading scores since 1972. The left will no doubt attribute this to racism, but any serious look at the past generation leads to the inescapable conclusion that kids who grew up in the computer age just don’t read anymore. So it is no mystery that they will perform poorly on reading comprehension tests. Kids don’t forget how to read, they simply lose the ability (if they ever had it) to comprehend and process the information they are reading, and analyzing it to any meaningful degree. Based on what I have seen in...
  • DEMOCRATS CAN'T -- OR JUST WON'T -- THINK!

    09/26/2012 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/26/2012 | Dick Bachert
    I believe I’ve figured out the how and the why concerning America’s accelerating slide into the socialist sewer. Let me juxtapose two comments to explain. (For Democrats who may see this and have severely limited vocabularies, here’s the definition of this adjective: placed side by side often for comparison; at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other.) This one is attributed to Democrat political operative, James Carville: "The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That's...
  • English Literature And The Bible

    09/25/2012 2:33:47 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 24 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | September 23, 2012 | Michael D. Day
    In my first semester of college I was plunged into a deep and chilling pool of scholastic endeavor. It was called English 1A, First Year Reading And Comprehension. It was the Fall of 1963 at San Diego State. I was 18 years old. On the first day of class the course outline and required reading list were handed out. The primary text-book was, “Theme And Form, An Introduction To Literature” by Beardsley, Daniel and Leggett, 2nd edition 1962. But that was only the first entry in a daunting list. Of course, I had to purchase a copy of Roget’s Thesaurus,...
  • Why Johnny's Not Eating His Free Lunch

    09/25/2012 10:11:14 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 9 replies
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com ^ | 09/25/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Once again the Nanny State backfires. Just when you thought it was safe to consume a big mac, along comes America’s First Nanny Michelle Obama. Mind you her favorite food is a cheeseburger and fries. But that’s not good enough for Johnny. You see while Johnny maybe a functional illiterate because he’s been deliberately dumbed down in a government indoctrination center, also known as a public school, Ms. Obama is insistent that this programmed failure is going to eat healthy, the way she doesn’t and how do we do this? By fiat or decree the same way her husband does...