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  • Income-based school assignment policy influences diversity, achievement

    11/30/2015 7:44:04 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 30, 2015
    When Wake County Public Schools switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated, according to new research from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. However, segregation increased much more rapidly in four other large North Carolina school districts that simply dropped race-based strategies and did not attempt to pursue diversity in other ways. In addition, Wake County math and reading scores rose slightly and the achievement gap between black and white students narrowed after the switch. In the four other N.C. districts, scores fell among black students...
  • This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University! (Obligatory - needs to be posted here.)

    11/29/2015 2:19:57 PM PST · by jocon307 · 11 replies
    This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt "victimized" by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them...
  • Islam Conversion in U.S. Prisons

    11/29/2015 2:16:09 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 33 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | December, 2010 | J. Michael Waller
    In addition to immigration, the state, federal and local prisons of the United States may be a contributor to the growth of Islam in the United States. J. Michael Waller claims that Muslim inmates comprise 17-20% of the prison population in New York, or roughly 350,000 inmates in 2003. He also claims that 80% of the prisoners who "find faith" while in prison convert to Islam.[1] These converted inmates are mostly African American, with a small but growing Hispanic minority.[2] Waller also asserts that many converts are radicalized by outside Islamist groups linked to terrorism, but other experts suggest that...
  • The Affirmative Action Education Bubble Behind the Campus Protests

    11/29/2015 1:41:26 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 48 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the housing bubble, the education bubble is about to burst. Student loan debt is at $1.2 trillion. College enrollment increased under Obama, but graduation rates fell. Barely half the students who enrolled in 2009 graduated. And some of the biggest casualties were black students. Only a third of black male college students graduate. Among black women, it’s 44%. And the college graduation gap between white and black students has continued to increase under Obama. 71% of black high school graduates have enrolled in college compared to only 67% of white high school graduates. But that just means more black...
  • Steve Jobs vs the Education Establishment

    11/28/2015 3:06:47 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    RightSideNews.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, was arguably more intelligent and capable than 99.9% of the population. In a 1980 interview Jobs gave his vision for education: 'I am a very big believer in equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcome….Equal opportunity to me more than anything means a great education….Maybe even more important than a great family life…It pains me because we do know how to provide a great education. We really do. If we got our act together, we could make sure that every young child in this country got a great education. But we fall far short...
  • For thin-skinned college students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

    11/28/2015 2:04:05 PM PST · by LucyT · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides, it would be insensitive. Instead, let me be the first to say: it's not the students fault. These serial tantrums are direct results of our Everybody Gets a Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum, including history, government and the Bill of...
  • Outrage as pupils given ISIS and al-Qaida propaganda as homework

    11/28/2015 7:06:19 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | David Trayner
    Pupils as young as 14 were handed twisted propaganda praising a terrorist attack - containing a quote about victims' bodies "flying like dust particles" - and encouraging readers to sign up to ISIS. The "assignment" - which came days after the horrific Paris attacks - asked pupils to analyse the passages and identify the subject, occasion, audience, purpose and speaker. An investigation has been launched after parents complained about the controversial task. The first passage was from a blog entry from an ISIS recruiter's website. It describes with different kinds of women needed to the so-called caliphate - such as...
  • 5 Ways to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner Sitting Across From Your Sanctimonious Left-Wing Relatives

    11/26/2015 9:47:35 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 72 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Megan Fox
    Anti-Socialism Plan When your twenty-year-old nephew emerges from his safe space and wants to start talking about the benefits of socialism and Bernie Sanders, immediately take his plate and redistribute his food to the dogs. Leave him with the green bean casserole and half a roll. If he complains, tell him he had an overprivileged plate and he's a greedy bastard for not wanting to share with the less fortunate animals in the house who don't have thumbs or the ability to work to buy their own turkey. Be prepared to use the safe space again.

    11/26/2015 6:31:04 AM PST · by knarf · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | Thanksgiving Day 2015 | knarf
    The Movie The Song (illustrated) Happy Thanksgiving to all who can remember these days .... and those that can't .... 'cause we all seem to have survived ... or y'woody'nt (get it?) be her in FR
  • George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/25/2015 4:54:37 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend...
  • 'Material universe' yields surprising new particle

    11/25/2015 12:22:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 25, 2015 | Provided by: Princeton University
    These tungsten ditelluride crystals behave as insulators for current applied in some directions and as conductors for current applied in other directions. The researchers found that this behavior is due to a newly theorized particle, the type-II Weyl fermion. Credit: Wudi Wang and N. Phuan Ong, Princeton University --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. When subjected to a magnetic field, the materials containing the particle act as insulators for current applied in some directions and as conductors for current applied in other...
  • The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House (super barf alert)

    11/24/2015 3:35:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 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 · 15 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