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  • College student from New Orleans walked 20 miles to 1st day of work so his boss gave him his car

    07/17/2018 3:44:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    https://www.nola.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Carol Robinson
    When a young Birmingham college student's car broke down the night before he was supposed to start a new job, he didn't panic. At least not for long. Instead, Walter Carr walked. From Homewood to Pelham. All night. In the dark. 20 miles or more. A Carver High School graduate and U.S. Marine hopeful, Carr walked throughout the early morning hours Friday because he needed, and wanted, the job with Bellhops moving company. He made it to Hoover by 2 a.m. and then to Pelham at 4 a.m. It was in Pelham that the trek took a surprising turn. Kindness...
  • Russian Hacking...

    07/17/2018 12:08:21 PM PDT · by JBW1949 · 31 replies
    Me | myself
    I believe the so-called hacking of the democrat's server before the election by Russians was due to the fact that all the media and all the news had been saying that Hillary Clinton was a shoe-in for the Presidency...No way was Trump going to win. I believe the hacking was so they could learn what all was going on with Hillary and her party so they could use that against them when Hillary took office... It wasn't to try to help Trump win...It was to help blackmail the Hillary administration...
  • Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 Years after dog mauling

    07/16/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    ABC7NewYork ^ | July 16, 2018 | Tim Fleischer
    sharetweetshareemail PETS & ANIMALS Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 years after dog mauling Ad Duration00:00 Current time01:44 Seek % buffered 00:14 Duration02:15 Volume EMBED More Videos AJ Ross reports on the fourth death from the Union City fire. By Tim Fleischer Updated 1 hr 48 mins ago ARLINGTON, Dutchess County (WABC) -- Nine years after he was viciously mauled by a dog, Frankie Flora is going in for more surgery but still with an amazingly positive attitude. "It's laser surgery," he said. "So it will take this and like some of the red spots like that and just...
  • Public Schools: The Three Big Problems We Must Fix

    07/16/2018 4:36:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education. K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth grade,...
  • Maria Butina Connects Russians, NRA, Trump, Sibby, and Mathew Wollmann

    07/16/2018 1:41:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 16 replies
    https://dakotafreepress.com/ ^ | Posted 2017-03-27 04:45 | by Cory Allen Heidelberger
    She was known about long before today's indebtment As the Legislature convenes one more time to deal with Governor Dennis DaugaardÂ’s veto of two of their gun bills, an eager reader gets me reading about the National Rifle AssociationÂ’s Russia connection, which will lead us to Donald Trump, Sibby, and Mathew Wollmann. In 2014, to punish Russia for supporting separatist militias in Ukraine, the United States imposed sanctions on two state-owned Russian banks, two state-owned Russian oil companies, and six Russian arms manufacturers, including Kalashnikov, maker of the AK-47 rifle. To maintain access to the lucrative American gun market, Kalashnikov...
  • The High Cost of Catering to SJWs on Campus: Dwindling Enrollment and Finances

    07/15/2018 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Ciccota
    Over the last few years, a select few schools around the country have shown the high cost of catering to the demands of partisan activist groups and mobs of social justice warriors. Schools like Evergreen State College, the University of Missouri and Oberlin College are all notorious for their tendency to pander to social justice activists — and now they are paying the price. Although college enrollment is slightly declining throughout the country, these institutions have seen massive declines over just the past few years.
  • U.S. GOVERNMENT LIFTS BAN ON CODY WILSON’S 3D PRINTED GUNS

    07/15/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 19 replies
    3dprintingindustry.com ^ | 11 July 2018 | BEAU JACKSON
    In a seismic decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cody Wilson’s open-source 3D printed firearm file sharing site Defense Distributed is no longer banned from distributing 3D models of guns. In the legal battle it was deemed that the ban was in breach of the First Amendment – imposing censorship on a gun maker’s rights to expression. It was also decided on the basis that certain types of guns are not “inherently military” and, seemingly, present less of a threat to the population.
  • Is using magnets and copper wiring to power light bulbs a money saver?

    Aside that it is neat, is it actually worth the expense over time?
  • The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick (vanity)

    07/14/2018 12:04:36 PM PDT · by eastforker · 248 replies
    PBS ^ | 2017 | Ken Burns&Lyn Novick
    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the...
  • Jordan Peterson At TPUSA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit 2018

    07/14/2018 10:39:37 AM PDT · by khelus · 5 replies
    Turning Point USA ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Turning Point USA
    Turning Point USA Published on Jul 10, 2018 Jordan Peterson Speaks To Thousands Of Young Women In Dallas, TX At The Annual Young Women's Leadership Summit! #YWLS2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObdpkUkQyDQ
  • Team USA returns to first place in Olympics of high school math

    07/13/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    The U.S. team won first place for the third time in four years at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on July 3-14, 2018, with 116 countries participating. Prior to a fourth place finish in 2017, the U.S. team won first place in 2015 and 2016 in the prestigious international competition. In 2018, the International Mathematical Olympiad brought together the top math students from around the world with 615 student competitors. The six U.S. team members also took home five gold medals and one silver medal for their individual high scores in the competition,...
  • ‘Cowboy’ slogan is sexist, University of Wyoming staff say. But many women love it

    07/12/2018 2:25:19 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 69 replies
    The Star-Telegram ^ | July 11, 2018 | KAITLYN ALANIS
    “The World Needs More Cowboys.” This proposed new slogan for the University of Wyoming was meant to be “inclusive, by design,” according to the marketing campaign flier that was obtained by The Chronicle of Higher Education. “This is not a campaign to reinforce regressive stereotypes of Cowboys from the pop-cultural past,” the flier states. “This is a campaign to rewrite them.” The flier goes on to explain how this campaign is an opportunity to “celebrate people in every corner” because “Cowboys come in every sex, shape, color and creed” at the University of Wyoming.
  • First-ever colour X-ray on a human

    07/12/2018 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 12, 2018 | Staff
    The CERN technology, dubbed Medipix, works like a camera detecting and counting individual sub-atomic particles as they collide with pixels while its shutter is open __________________________________________________________________________ New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. The new device, based on the traditional black-and-white X-ray, incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider, which in 2012 discovered the elusive Higgs Boson particle. "This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and...
  • What Syrian Children learn: Anti-Semitism, Love of Russia, Suspicion of Iran

    07/12/2018 11:17:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 12, 2018 | Roi Simyoni
    Syria’s bond with Russia is a permanent one, but its alliance with Iran may be shakier. That, at least, is the conclusion suggested by an analysis of the official Syrian school curriculum of Bashar Assad’s regime, which found mounting appreciation of Russian culture –– including compulsory study of the Russian language –– but a derogatory view of Iran. The report was compiled by the research and policy institute IMPACT-se, which has been studying and analyzing official school textbooks since 1998. Researchers Dr. Eldad Pardo and Maya Jacobi examined the official Syrian textbooks for 1st to 12th grade used in the...
  • Professor Brags About Her Abortion: “The Pregnancy Was Unplanned, Unwanted and Soon Terminated”

    07/11/2018 8:34:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Missouri professor readily admitted to having an abortion for selfish reasons in grad school. In a column Thursday in the Riverfront Times, Julie Setele, Ph.D., a professor of sociology and criminology at Webster University in St. Louis, defended her abortion and the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. Setele expressed concern about the open Supreme Court seat and the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned. She said women will be “oppressed” if they cannot legally abort their unborn babies. “It is vital that all people who can become pregnant have that choice,” she wrote. “It is...
  • Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres

    07/11/2018 11:24:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 3, 2018 | Nathan VanderKlippe
    ‘It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres Authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang province have made loyalty to President Xi Jinping a central part of an extensive political re-education campaign that requires detainees to swear allegiance to the Communist Party while forswearing a Muslim faith that they are told to repeat is “stupid.”Large numbers – researchers estimate the total in the hundreds of thousands – of people have been placed in Chinese facilities known as re-education centres, where they are forcibly indoctrinated. Many of those detained are Muslim Uyghurs...
  • ‘People Will Die’: Yale Students, Faculty Outraged Brett Kavanaugh Might End Abortion

    07/11/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2018 | Kyle Perisic
    Yale Law School students and faculty wrote and signed an open-letter to the dean Tuesday, criticizing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and saying that “people will die if he is confirmed.” The authors and signers of the letter asked Yale Law School Dean Heather K. Gerken to “use your authority and platform to expose the stakes of this moment and the threat that Judge Kavanaugh poses.” “[P]eople will die if he is confirmed,” the letter reads, adding that he is a “threat to our democracy.” The crux of the letter is a disavowal for the potential overturning of...
  • While Everyone Was Focused on SCOTUS Pick, US Judge ELIMINATED Work Welfare Programs (Tr)

    07/10/2018 11:03:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 19 replies
    https://www.chicksonright.com ^ | Andrew Mark Miller - July 11, 2018
    ( Full Title )While Everyone Was Focused on SCOTUS Pick, US Judge ELIMINATED Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Over the last month or so, people have been wondering who Trump would appoint to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Obviously, that’s an incredibly important news story to follow and it’s nice to know that Trump ultimately picked a solid conservative in Brett Kavanaugh. However, there’s still a lot of other stuff going on that Americans should be paying attention to. For example, an Obama appointed judge recently ruled against work requirements for welfare programs. Here’s more on that. From...
  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL's New National Anthem Policy

    07/10/2018 10:10:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    https://www.si.com/ ^ | CHRIS CHAVEZ July 10, 2018
    The NFL Players Association announced it has filed a grievance challenging the league's new national anthem policy. In May, NFL owners unanimously approved a new anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner. The new policy gives players the option to remain in the locker room, if they want. The NFL subjects the teams to a fine, if a player or a member of team personnel does not show respect for the anthem. Players have been kneeling, sitting and raising fists during the national anthem in an effort...
  • Lisa page will not Appear

    07/10/2018 6:41:23 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 80 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | 31 minutes ago | Paula Reid ‏ Verified account @PaulaReidCBS