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  • The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House (super barf alert)

    11/24/2015 3:35:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | REBECCA LEBER
    In the second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton deflected a question about her electability with an observation that could apply to pretty much any issue in the presidential race. She noted "there are some differences among" the Democratic candidates, but those differences "pale compared to what’s happening on the Republican side." Climate change was one of the fundamental divides that she cited. In an exclusive interview last month, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told me, "Politics is largely about friction. And I view this as a place of high friction with the Republican candidates today." If Democrats succeed in making climate...
  • 'White Student Union' sites roil more than 30 US college campuses

    11/24/2015 2:17:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 24, 2015 | Molly Jackson
    NYU officials released a statement on the university's own Facebook page, informing the community that the group is not NYU-affiliated, and that the school encourages "all parties to contribute thoughtfully and respectfully to the discourse on race and to reject efforts to derail or distort the conversation."But NYU, where white students make up the largest ethnic or racial group, at about 39 percent, is just one of more than 30 schools to see such sites emerge in the past few weeks. And one of the questions most often asked is, simply, if they're real - and whether the answer matters.According...

    11/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TDfPgd3Kyc ^ | Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    At time stamp of 1:50, pic of Dr. B. Carson. Wake up, all the doctors Make the old people well They're the ones who suffer And who catch all the hell
  • AMAZING: Comedian Hilariously Sums Up How Political Correctness Is Strangling Our Country

    11/22/2015 5:49:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | November 9, 2015 | Neel Kolhatkar
    Comedian Neel Kolhatkar's video titled "Modern Educayshun" pins the nail on the head in his video on everything that's wrong with education, entitlement and social justice movements in America. This video is a must see for anyone who thinks too many Americans are drinking the self-righteous Kool-Aid infecting our college campuses.
  • Girl makes school PAY for denying her pro-life club

    11/22/2015 3:37:49 AM PST · by Cowman · 11 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/21/girl-makes-school-pay-for-denying-her-pro-life-club-276371 | By Casey Harper
    A Nevada girl who fought a long legal battle with her school over a pro-life club didn’t just get her club approved, she got her school to pay for it. The Thomas More Society, the religious liberty legal group representing junior Angelique Clark, announced Friday they would drop their lawsuit against Clark County School District in Las Vegas and that the school has agreed to pay $30,000 in attorney fees. The school agreed in September to allow the pro-life club after legal pressure. “We’re pleased that District officials worked so diligently with us to protect the First Amendment rights of...
  • Millennial

    11/21/2015 10:27:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | July 14, 2010 | the Witter
    Millennial Special little snowflake. Born between 1982 and 1994 this generation is something special, cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sitting at home so it has to be true. They believe themselves to be highly intelligent, the teachers and lecturers constantly gave them "A"'s in order to keep Mom and Dad from complaining to the Dean. Unfortunately, nobody explained to them the difference between and education and grade inflation so they tend to demonstrate poor spelling and even poorer grammar. At work, millennials...
  • Black Republican Speaks Out on Harassment on Mizzou Campus

    11/21/2015 1:40:28 PM PST · by BBell · 16 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 11/20/15
    After participating in a rally to defend the University of Missouri’s statue of Thomas Jefferson from liberal vandalism, student Jasmine Wells was smeared as an “Uncle Tom” for supporting the Founding Father.
  • More Arabic speaking tutors needed at AISD

    11/21/2015 9:39:37 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    KEYE TV ^ | 11/19/2015 | KEYETV
    A University of Texas graduate student is calling for more Arabic speaking tutors to help an influx of refugees from Iraq and Syria at Austin Independent School District. Dana El Kurd volunteers twice a week at Anderson High School and said the students she helps are struggling to adjust to a new culture and language. "There are students who have been in refugee camps for five or six years waiting for this kind of official permission," El Kurd said. Part of the problem she said is that the majority of the classes the refugee students attend are in English. "Nobody...
  • UC Merced mourns, sympathizes with jihad stabber Faisal Mohammad

    11/20/2015 12:40:01 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/19/2015 | Robert Spencer
    Despite the fact that Mohammad “was found to have an image of the ISIS flag, a handwritten manifesto with instructions on how to behead someone, and reminders to pray to Allah,” everyone who participated was sure that his stabbings had something to do with “images of masculinity” and nothing to do with Islam, and that only “Islamophobes” thought otherwise. UCMercedEventThe “Don’t Turn Our Tragedy Into Hate” teach in, hosted by the critical race and ethnic studies faculty, focused in on subjects such as: “What does mental health have to do with this?”; “Why are men more likely to be perpetrators...
  • Micro-Prepping -- Final Call

    11/20/2015 10:28:09 AM PST · by William of Barsoom · 126 replies
    Common Sense (mine) | Nov 20, 2015 | William of Barsoom
    Micro-Prepping: Final Call. If you're reading these pages, you know it's coming. You probably also think it's close -- very close.
  • High School, 1922

    11/20/2015 9:35:14 AM PST · by NYAmerican · 20 replies
    November 2, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Girls' rifle team, Central High.
  • Privilege Walk Activity: Edward Ginsberg Center

    11/20/2015 4:45:57 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Participants stand in a straight line in the middle of an empty room. Tell participants that some statements might be of a sensitive nature for some individuals, and that they do not have to respond to any statement that is uncomfortable. Read the statements below. If your ancestors came to the United States by force, take one step back. If there were more than 50 books in your house growing up, take one step forward. If you ever felt unsafe because of your sexual orientation, take one step back. If you believe that you were denied employment because of your...
  • Galactic Monster Mystery Revealed in Ancient Universe [Galaxies that shouldn't exist!]

    11/19/2015 12:26:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Discovery.com ^ | Nov 19, 2015 07:00 AM ET | by Ian O'Neill Source: ESO
    ESO's VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ever before, astronomers have for the first time found out exactly when such monster galaxies first appeared. The newly discovered massive galaxies are marked on this image of the UltraVISTA field. [RED CIRCLES] ================================================================================================================ Astronomers have detected something baffling at the furthest frontiers of our observable universe: massive galaxies -- lots of massive galaxies -- that shouldn't even exist. Depending on the wavelength you observe the universe in,...
  • Some Historical "Revision" questions to ponder.

    11/19/2015 9:26:06 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 92 replies
    19 Nov 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Please put your comments below...
  • Less than half of the world's population can answer this incredibly simple financial question

    11/19/2015 8:18:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/19/2015 | Mike Bird
    A major survey on financial literacy has just been published, and the results are terrible. McGraw Hill Financial (which owns S&P), the World Bank, and Gallup have produced the S&P Global Financial Literacy Survey, which attempted to get an idea of how financially literate the world is by polling 150,000 adults in more than 140 countries. The group defined financial literacy as the ability to answer three of four really simple questions about inflation, risk, and interest. Take a look. One of the easiest questions on the test is about interest. There is no compounding involved, and the numbers themselves...
  • How the Feminists' "War against Boys" Paved the Way for Islam [Isaiah 3]

    11/18/2015 1:12:36 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 9/4/2006 | Fjordman
    Some commentators like to point out that many of the most passionate and bravest defenders of the West are women, citing Italian writer Oriana Fallaci and others as examples. But women like Ms. Fallaci, brave as they might be, are not representative of all Western women. If you look closely, you will notice that, on average, Western women are actually more supportive of Multiculturalism and massive immigration than are Western men. I got many comments on my posts about Muslim anti-female violence in Scandinavia. Several of my readers asked what Scandinavian men are doing about this. What happened to those...
  • Complex grammar of the genomic language

    11/18/2015 9:52:55 AM PST · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 9, 2015 | From Karolinska Institutet
    A new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that the 'grammar' of the human genetic code is more complex than that of even the most intricately constructed spoken languages in the world. The findings, published in the journal Nature, explain why the human genome is so difficult to decipher -- and contribute to the further understanding of how genetic differences affect the risk of developing diseases on an individual level....The sequencing of the human genome in the year 2000 revealed how the 3 billion letters of A, C, G and T, that the human genome consists of, are ordered. However,...
  • The Craven Cry for ‘Civility’

    11/17/2015 11:27:39 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    The Hesburgh letter recognized “the validity of protest” but made clear that any group that “substituted force for rational persuasion, be it violent or nonviolent,” would be given 15 minutes to meditate. Students who persisted would have their IDs confiscated and be “suspended from this community.” On cue, Yale President Peter Salovey calls for civility and has repeated Yale’s commitment to free expression. But at a moment when people thirst for a university president who will back up his words, Mr. Salovey, like so many others, apologizes. “We have failed you,” he told protestors. Indeed they have failed. Just not...
  • Remarkable Public Support for Criminalizing Scientific Dissent

    11/17/2015 10:46:38 AM PST · by Heartlander · 22 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | November 13, 2015 | David Klinghoffer
    Remarkable Public Support for Criminalizing Scientific Dissent David Klinghoffer November 13, 2015 3:41 AM | Permalink Following on Dr. Egnor's comments of yesterday ("Criminalizing Scientific Dissent"), I would add that support for prosecuting climate skeptics is not limited, as you might think, to a fanatical elite in the media or academia. Rasmussen Reports headlines the news about its new survey, "Little Support for Punishing Global Warming Foes." But the Power Line blog points out that the survey's own figures suggest otherwise. The question posed was this: Should the government investigate and prosecute scientists and others including major corporations who question...
  • European 'No-Go' Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating "Occupation Without Tanks Soldiers" [John 5]

    11/17/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 08/22/2011 | Soeren Kern
    Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of "no-go" areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims. Many of the "no-go" zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services. The "no-go" areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations. In Britain, for example, a Muslim group called...
  • This Is Why We Can't Have Anything Nice

    11/16/2015 12:02:20 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 35 replies
    A lecture | 11/16/2015 | blueunicorn6
    I had just walked through the front door when I heard those words that send chills up the spine of every man. "This is why we can't have anything nice!" It was my wife. I put the mail on the stairs while I tried to figure out if I could make it back out the front door without her hearing me. I knew I couldn't. The woman can hear what I think, for crying out loud. Now, I had to determine who did it while I was still unseen. There are always three likely culprits: 1. Me 2. The Boy...
  • Exclusive: We Test The Armatix iP1, The Not-So-Smart Gun

    11/15/2015 4:31:56 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    NRA ^ | 11-12-15 | Guns and Gear
    In May 2014, NRA staffers secretly tested the Armatix iP1, the so-called "smart gun" that at the time was causing a furor among both media and gun owners nationwide. What we found was disappointing at best, and alarming at worst. NRA sent a team of firearm experts to an undisclosed range (at the request of our hosts) to do real-world tests of the iP1. To our knowledge, NRA is the only organization that has actually conducted real-world tests of the iP1 under range conditions. Guns & Gear Editor and team member Frank Winn penned a review of the iP1 for...
  • Dramatic ~ Eventful

    11/15/2015 9:05:11 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-15-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This animated video of a small wet kitten is inspiring and informative. Redone with a lesser sound so the animals will not be frightened when this video starts.
  • Crymobs, Crybullying and the Left’s Whiny War on Speech

    11/15/2015 7:03:00 AM PST · by NYAmerican · 6 replies
    sultanknish.blogspot.com ^ | 13 Nov 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget about meritocracy. This is the victimocracy. The victimocracys foot soldier is the crybully. The crybully is the abuser who pretends to be a victim. His arguments are his feelings. He comes armored in identity politics entitlement and is always yelling about social justice or crying social justice tears. If you dont fight back, the crybully bullies you. If you fight back, the crybully cries and demands a safe space because you made him feel unsafe. Lions form a pride, crows gather into a murder and crybullies cringe into a crymob. The crymob demands a safe space because free speech...
  • Yale Protesters Demand School Give Them $8 Million, Or Else

    11/14/2015 5:47:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Unhappy with a series of small concessions from the administration, protesters at Yale University have released a new list of demands that include firing people they don’t like and giving their favored programs a budget increase of at least $8 million a year. The new demands, released by a group calling itself Next Yale, were read aloud to Yale president Peter Salovey Thursday night by protesters who marched to his front door at midnight. The group says the demands are necessary to “reduce the intolerable racism that students of color experience on campus every day.” Salovey is given until Nov....
  • Need some advice on a handgun.

    11/14/2015 12:32:38 AM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 102 replies
    Today | Meeeeeeee
    So I am in no mans land here, I am looking for a hand gun for my daughter for concealed carry. I have not bought one for someone else before however we have been to the range many times and she has handled many firearms over the years. I am a stickler when it comes to, "if it's not comfortable in your hand, you will never shoot it right" philosophy. However, I have big huge man hands so all of them are fit for me, and her hands are a lot smaller. For expert opinion, let me describe her. 5'6"...
  • Liberal Activists Upset Paris Terrorist Attacks Are Getting Attention, Not Mizzou Protests

    11/13/2015 6:19:50 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Upon hearing of the terrorist attacks in Paris and the massive loss of life, social media focused on sympathy and prayers for the victims. But some people were upset not over the massive loss of life, but because the attention they’d been getting for protests over perceived racial injustices on college campuses was now being directed toward the 160 innocent murder victims in the capital of France.    
  • Marist College shuts down campus, cancels classes over online shooting threat

    11/13/2015 12:31:48 PM PST · by wtd · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:27 PM | Thomas Tracy
    NYDailyNews: Marist College shuts down campus, cancels classes over online shooting threat An upstate New York college canceled all classes and shut down campus Friday after someone threatened to "shoot up" the school, officials said. Marist College in Poughkeepsie announced the closure via Twitter and email alerts Friday morning. On Thursday night, a tweet surfaced warning Marist employees not to go to work on Friday. "If you work at Marist I strongly advise you don’t attend school tomorrow," read the tweet, posted at 10:51 p.m. "There is going to be a big surprise. You have been warned." Several hours...
  • Blazing Saddles Movie

    11/12/2015 6:20:34 PM PST · by nevergore · 188 replies
    self ^ | 11/10/2015 | nevergore
    Could this movie be made today? Mel Brooks doesn't think so..... Could the kids at our universities watch it without turning into quivering masses of protoplasam?
  • The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion

    11/12/2015 10:04:55 AM PST · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | October 12, 2015 | Bishop Robert Barron
    The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion For the past several years, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube, probably the most popular website in the world.  I've covered everything from movies and music to books and cultural trends, but I've given special attention to the New Atheism. Among other videos, I've posted three answers to Christopher Hitchens' book God is Not Great, a brief presentation of some classical arguments for God's existence, and a response to Bill Maher's movie Religulous. As you might know, people are able to post comments in response to videos, and I’ve received a huge...
  • The Assault on Parental Moral Authority

    11/12/2015 7:50:02 AM PST · by marjiwoj · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Caleb Henry
    Two of America's three branches of federal government have declared war on parental authority. President Obama's Department of Education has been explicitly attacking schools that have the audacity to prefer traditional morality. However, making sense of the Education Department's actions requires looking at the Obergefell same-sex "marriage" decision. The Obergefell decision explains why the Department of Education will not stop until it has eliminated parental authority to teach traditional morality to their children...
  • Distribution of any religious material banned from Bledsoe County Schools (TN; especially Bibles)

    11/12/2015 7:14:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    WRCB, NBC 3, Chattanooga ^ | Nov 11, 2015 11:17 PM EST | Natalie Potts
    The separation of church and state is an issue that has been discussed in our country for hundreds of years. Gideon Bibles have been made available in Bledsoe county schools for years. Residents say a recent complaint put a halt to the deliveries in school libraries. Gideon places free Bibles in hotel rooms, fire halls, army bases and hospitals. The non-profit group also visits prisons to spread the word of the New Testament worldwide. The big question circulating the Tennessee Valley is whether or not the New Testament Bible should be offered up to 5th grade students or not. Gideon...
  • Mob Rule Demands in Higher Education

    11/12/2015 6:41:58 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    College has become a very expensive place where Christianity, conservatism, the American flag, and the Constitution of the United States of America are not welcome anymore but Islam, atheism, communism, and environmentalism are invited... It became glaringly obvious at the University of Missouri, where the college president was forced to resign over a debacle involving alleged social injustices and alleged racism, that the football revenue was far more important than the academic excellence of its students. When the football team threatened to boycott the upcoming football games, then the ball started rolling and the president resigned.
  • Modern Educayshun [7 min. film on dangers of political correctness]

    11/12/2015 5:02:50 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    You Tube Video | November 9, 2015 | Neel Kolhatkar
    This is a short film that "delves into the potential dangers of our increasingly reactionary culture bred by social media and political correctness." Modern Educayshun
  • Blaming Zionist Administrationfor Their Financial Plight CUNY Students to Hold Protest at Hunter Col

    11/11/2015 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 11, 2015 12:04 PM | Ruthie Blum
    Student groups planning a protest on Thursday at Manhattan's Hunter College are using classical antisemitic tropes for advertising. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign called "Million Student March," demanding tuition-free education and the cancellation of student debt. [...]... The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP [NYC Students for Justice in Palestine] aims to change the university to fight for...
  • How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (Mizzou: What would President Reaga

    11/11/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by McB. · 36 replies
    In 1969, the proposed use of a parking lot on the South side of the Berkeley campus triggered a confrontation between police, students, and local residents. How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969...watch the video.
  • Lexington Police Chief slurs VMI Cadets calling them "trained killers"

    Police Chief raises concern about VMI, W&L relations Al Thomas speaks to W&L students about staying safe when interacting with cadets on the weekends Jordan Cohen November 9, 2015 Filed under News, Showcase Cam Tyler, ‘17, was throwing a birthday party for her housemate in their home on North Randolph Street when some unexpected visitors arrived. “Two VMI guys walked up our front steps, and I can’t even remember if they knocked on our door or if they just came right in,” Tyler said. “But their explanation of why they needed to come in was a party that they were...
  • Mizzou professor apologizes for confronting journalists, resigns J-School appointment

    11/11/2015 3:34:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Peter Holley
    Melissa Click, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri who was captured on video Monday aggressively confronting a journalism student covering a campus protest, has apologized for her actions and resigned her courtesy appointment with the Missouri School of Journalism. "Yesterday was an historic day at MU - full of emotion and confusion," Click said in a statement released Tuesday by the university's Department of Communication. "I have reviewed and reflected upon the video of me that is circulating, and have written this statement to offer both apology and context for my actions. I have reached out to the...
  • 13 y/o kills armed invader

    11/11/2015 1:40:57 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office say one person is dead after a 13-year-old boy opened fire at a suspected burglar at a home on Tuesday
  • Earth-sized rocky planet orbiting a nearby star

    11/11/2015 10:21:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 11, 2015 | Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    This cartoon shows the transiting planet GJ 1132b to scale against its host star GJ 1132. Credit: Zach Berta-Thompson ==================================================================================================================== Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that, in the language of "Star Wars," would be the polar opposite of frigid Hoth, and even more inhospitable than the deserts of Tatooine. But instead of residing in a galaxy far, far away, this new world is, galactically speaking, practically next door. The new planet, named GJ 1132b, is Earth-sized and rocky, orbiting a small star located a mere 39 light-years from Earth, making it the closest Earth-sized exoplanet yet discovered. Astrophysicists from...
  • Mizzou Media Professor Melissa Click is Under Fire for Confronting Photojournalists

    11/11/2015 9:45:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    petapixel.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    Earlier today, we shared a viral video of student photojournalist Tim Tai being confronted by activists while photographing the ongoing University of Missouri protests. One of the main people under fire for their actions in the video is Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media. Cameraman Mark Schierbecker has just posted a longer version of his video (embedded above) that shows Click’s role in the human media blockade more clearly. At 7:10 in the video, after Tai has been shooed away by the protesters, Schierbecker finds himself in the center of the camp, which has been set up on...
  • The Emmaus Code: The Key to the Bible

    11/11/2015 6:10:09 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | Frank Turek
    The Emmaus Code: The Key to the BibleFrank Turek | Nov 11, 2015 The Bible? How can you believe in an ancient collection of fanciful myths written by a small group of Hebrews thousands of years ago? And why would you think such a collection of ancient writings should have any bearing on our lives today? New York Times best-selling author David Limbaugh has answered those two questions adeptly in his latest two books. In last year's Jesus on Trial, Limbaugh artfully tells of his journey from skepticism about the Bible to his realization that the Bible is actually true....
  • Afrikan Black Coalition seeks to 'overthrow the Constitution,' 'stop white people'

    11/10/2015 5:36:35 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 11/10/2015 | Peter Hasson
    The multi-university Afrikan Black Coalition is calling for black people to engage in revolution and overthrow the Constitution, citing the need to “stop white people” in the “white supremacist world” of America. The Coalition goes on to declare that institutional racism (the same ‘evil’ the student protestors at the University of Missouri claimed to be combatting) can’t be overcome unless the Constitution is overthrown. “A Constitution written by only white men will never serve the interests Black [sic] people. The Constitution was written for the ruling class of white men which constructed whiteness to be more valuable than any other...
  • From Child Protection to State-sponsored Child Kidnapping: How Did we Get Here?

    11/10/2015 2:19:31 PM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | 10/30/2015 | Monica Mears
    Legal Kidnapping: Government’s Assault on Parents How Did We Get Here? The Slippery Slope of Government “Protection”by Monica MearsHealth Impact NewsWhen most people today hear of a terrible child abuse case, their immediate reaction is to call on the government to protect the child and bring justice to bear on the situation. This reliance upon government to enforce child protection, rather than families, churches or non-profit groups, is a relatively new concept in history.As American government has grown ever larger in response to society’s expectations that it should be all children’s protector, Americans have discovered these good intentions have created...
  • New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

    11/10/2015 10:54:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 10, 2015 | Provided by: American Institute of Physics
    Two pages from the book "Arithmetica Infinitorum," by John Wallis. In the table on the left page, the square that appears repeatedly denotes 4/pi, or the ratio of the area of a square to the area of the circumscribed circle. Wallis used the table to obtain the inequalities shown at the top of the page on the right that led to his formula. Credit: Digitized by Google ============================================================================================================= In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers from the University...
  • Reading: a Teacher’s Epiphany

    11/09/2015 1:46:19 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    Education Views ^ | Oct. 16, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If you want to create an illiteracy crisis such as the one we are living through, you have to do two things. First of all, adopt ideas that do not work. Second, you have to brainwash young teachers into thinking these ideas actually do work. In this way, you can manipulate your teachers into doing a bad job but they never know it. They remain gung-ho on the side of illiteracy. A public school teacher sent me this brief history of her decades in the classroom: 'I began to notice students in the intermediate grades intermixing sight words. They would...
  • Our culture of dignity is vanishing

    11/08/2015 1:57:51 PM PST · by campg · 28 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | November 8, 2015 | Dennis Clayson
    We are in the midst of a cultural collapse. One of the indicators is a phenomena called “mircoaggression.” Most people have never heard of the term, but its applications are taken for granted at most American universities. Microaggression is a phrase used to refer to a variety of verbal and nonverbal forms of communication that could be said to show disrespect for a particular group of people, especially those who have encountered historical discrimination, and which now includes any group the liberal establishment has classified as victims. The implications of the paradigm behind the term should not be minimized. We...
  • LA Unified teachers: Suspension ban creating unruly classes

    11/08/2015 9:28:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 7, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the nation's second largest school district say a new policy aimed at reducing suspensions is also having another effect: More unruly students in their classrooms. Los Angeles Unified School District was the first to ban suspending students for defiance in California and began instituting restorative justice policies that emphasize counseling and conflict resolution.
  • Night owls and early birds have different personality traits

    11/08/2015 6:04:23 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 24, 2014 | CBS News
    Whether you are an early bird or a night owl may not only determine when you prefer to sleep -- it can also affect your personality and quality of life. And it looks like night owls may have it tougher when it comes to their overall well-being and functioning in a predominantly 9-to-5 world. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Barcelona, Spain, compared "morning people," those early birds who like to get up at dawn, and "evening people," night owls who prefer to stay up late and sleep in. Among the differences they found is that morning...
  • The first-ever web page is still up at its original URL

    11/07/2015 8:22:46 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 96 replies
    Cern — Usenet ^ | August 6, 1991 | Tim Berners-Lee
    This is literally the start of the World Wide Web. This is Tim Berners-Lee's very first Web Page. The FIRST Web Page ever. . . the literal starting point of the Internet. It still exists as Tim Berners-Lee wrote it. On August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted in the Usenet group alt.hypertext about a project he was working on called the World Wide Web--or, as he referred to it, "W3," a shorthand that surprisingly never caught on. The first webpage is still there at its original address on the CERN high-energy physics lab's site, substantially unchanged--no background, no graphics, just...