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  • 13 things mentally strong people don't do

    08/02/2015 1:04:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2015 | STEVEN BENNA
    1. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves. "Feeling sorry for yourself is self-destructive," she writes. "Indulging in self-pity hinders living a full life." It wastes time, creates negative emotions, and hurts your relationships. The key is to "affirm the good in the world, and you will begin to appreciate what you have," Morin writes. The goal is to swap self-pity with gratitude. 2. They don't give away their power. People give away their power when they lack physical and emotional boundaries, Morin writes. You need to stand up for yourself and draw the line when necessary. Read more:...
  • Warren Buffet-The Billion Dollar King of Abortion

    08/02/2015 1:37:58 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 12 replies
    MRC Culture ^ | 5/13/2014 | Mike Ciandella,Katie Yoder
    I just happened to search Warren Buffet's position on or even a statement about the on-going situation with Planned Parenthood and lo and behold look what I came up with. I've never seen this website in my life but it is conservative and present you with the link.Although there are people on the ground on this issue sometimes the head of a fish needs to be brought to focus. I'm sure they are other money "whales" and high rollers involved but here's a part of the "head"of this rotting fish called the abortion industry.
  • Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends [Comparing their views on race]

    08/01/2015 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | William Sullivan
    Social engineers have a knack for destroying history, then self-servingly reshaping it to align with political agendas for consumption by the masses.  The results of their skill are no better exemplified than we are currently witnessing.  Confederate history is quite literally being destroyed, as monuments to Robert E. Lee and other Confederate heroes are being defaced by ignorant vandals who know nothing more than the legend of how Abraham Lincoln and his brave Union army crushed Jefferson Davis’ and Robert E. Lee’s Southern hordes in the name of liberating enslaved blacks.  That this is legend is in no way...
  • S Tx families sue state agency over denial of birth certificates

    08/01/2015 12:29:36 AM PDT · by KGeorge · 45 replies
    KSAT tv website ^ | 31 July 2015 | Pilar Arias
    ''SAN ANTONIO - A group of South Texas parents say they are being denied their children's birth certificates. The allegation from 17 families has resulted in a lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services filed by the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide and the South Texas Civil Rights Project. TRLA is representing 19 adults from Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr counties while the TCRP is representing the 23 children, according to court documents. "It is absolutely illegal. The federal government Constitution says anyone born within the U.S is entitled to privileges and immunities of U.S citizenship," TCRP senior attorney...
  • Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)

    07/31/2015 1:02:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 26, 2015 02:33pm ET | Elizabeth Palermo, Associate Editor
    Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it. On June 14, a cyclist riding along one of the mountain bike trails at the Lake Eland Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, spotted a very engorged snake. The cyclist snapped a few photos of the gluttonous python and posted them to social media, where they quickly attracted the attention of locals who wanted to...
  • Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

    07/31/2015 10:02:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | Staff
    This artist's rendition released by NASA on July 30, 2015 shows one possible appearance for the planet HD 219134b ======================================================================================================================== Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf starone of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock. The four-planet system had been hiding out in the M-shaped, northern hemisphere constellation Cassiopeia, "just" 21 light years from Earth, a team reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. It comprises four planetsone giant and three super-Earths orbiting a star dubbed HD219134. Super-Earths have a mass higher than Earth's but are lighter than gas...
  • 17-year-old playing solo Russian roulette in front of his friends shoots himself dead

    07/30/2015 10:06:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A teenager has died in Colorado after playing a game of Russian roulette while hanging out with his friends. Cruisito Leiba, 17, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said the Pueblo County Coroner's office. His friends said the teen had been playing with a shotgun when he fired it. He died in hospital. Several other teens were at the home when the incident happened but Leiba was the only one playing Russian roulette. 'He shot it once, nothing happened,' his friend Selena Aguila told CBS Denver. 'He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third...
  • University removes bias-free language guide from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a bias-free language guide that warned against using the word American because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. [] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as person of material wealth instead of rich and...
  • Obamacare and the Road to Communism

    07/30/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently called attention to an IRS ruling that would penalize small businesses up to $500,000 for daring to compensate their employees for health insurance premiums. The NFIB reports, On July 1, 2015, employers will be penalized $100 per day per employee if they try to make health insurance more affordable by reimbursing their employees for individual market health insurance premiums. The penalty affects businesses that provide reimbursement for more than one employee. The healthcare reimbursement prohibition regulation decreases an employers ability to assist employees with health insurance costs. The ruling would fine the...
  • 'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

    07/30/2015 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-30-2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    A golden jackal (Canis anthus) from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Based on genomic results, the researchers suggest this animal be referred to as the African golden wolf, which is distinct from the Eurasian golden jackal (Canis aureus). Credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson ======================================================================================================================= Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the "golden jackals" of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence and reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 30, increases the overall biodiversity of the Canidaethe group including dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackalsfrom 35 living species to 36. "This...
  • University Language Guide: The Word American Is Now Offensive

    07/30/2015 7:31:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a Bias-Free Language Guide used by the University of New Hampshire, the word American is problematic and therefore should not be used. North Americans often use American which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America, the guide explains. [It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents, it adds. It recommends using Resident of the U.S. or U.S. citizen instead. According to the guide, other problematic terms include opposite sex (it recommends using other sex,) senior citizen (it recommends old people or people of advanced age) and obese (it recommends using...
  • JFK had a good idea

    07/29/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by knarf · 14 replies
    I remember this and maybe it should be resurrected
  • No, German Scientists Have Not Confirmed the Impossible EMDrive

    07/29/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    io9.com ^ | 7/28/15 10:40am | George Dvorsky
    Two German researchers claim they have produced measurable amounts of thrust using a copy of NASAs controversial EMDrive. Its a result that has many people talking, but dont plan your trip to the to the Alpha Centauri system just yetthe experts we spoke with are all highly skeptical of the study and its findings. As reported in Hacked, the details of the new study are being presented this week by Martin Tajmar, a professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, and co-author G. Fiedler, at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Propulsion and Energy...
  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement

    07/28/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 28, 2015 10:34 AM EDT
    George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply. [] School officials say testing will still be required for home-schooled applicants, students from high schools that provide only narrative evaluation of students, college athletes and those applying for a seven-year program that leads to a combined bachelors/medical degree.
  • College Football fans - give me your 2015 season Hype Video links and top 5

    07/27/2015 6:32:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | youtube
    PSU 2015 Hype Video #1PSU 2015 Hype Video #2James Franklin delivering season tickets
  • Any structural engineers? (vanity)

    07/27/2015 5:03:59 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 49 replies
    None ^ | 27 July 2015 | Self
    I recently ran across a web site that sells a frame to bend fence top rail into 20 and 25 foot arches for a high tunnel green house. This got me to thinking about the possibility for using to build a thin shell dome and/or Quonset hut house. I have also run into some articles about how the Japanese have done some research on concrete filled tubes. So put these to together ..... My thought was to build 50' quarter of a circle segments, position them in place to make a high tunnel structure and pump the tubes full of...
  • Calif. students now given six gender identity choices on college admissions applications

    07/27/2015 11:02:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 07/26/2015 | JACOB KOHLHEPP - UCLA
    Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of California system, including no less than six choices for students when checking off their gender identity. One new question posed to those seeking admittance to the system which educates 233,000 students enrolled in 10 campuses statewide is How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer). The choices are: male; female; trans male/trans man; trans female/trans woman; gender queer/gender non-conforming; and different identity. The application also asks what sex were you assigned at birth, such as on an original birth certificate?...
  • The Democrat Guide

    07/27/2015 10:03:26 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 3 replies
    A THEORY OF HUMAN NEED | 7/27/2015 | Doyal and Gough
    Look up the book A THEORY OF HUMAN NEED by Doyal and Gough. Look at when it was published. This is the Liberal's guiding plan.
  • The Climate Wars Damage to Science

    07/27/2015 6:06:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 29 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | June 2015 | Matt Ridley
    The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science For much of my life I have been a science writer. That means I eavesdrop on what’s going on in laboratories so I can tell interesting stories. It’s analogous to the way art critics write about art, but with a difference: we “science critics” rarely criticise. If we think a scientific paper is dumb, we just ignore it. There’s too much good stuff coming out of science to waste time knocking the bad stuff.Sure, we occasionally take a swipe at pseudoscience—homeopathy, astrology, claims that genetically modified food causes cancer, and so on. But the...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current

    07/24/2015 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Carla Reiter & Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
    Typically when referring to electrical current, an image of electrons moving through a metallic wire is conjured. Using the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), it is possible to create a current of pure spin (a quantum property of electrons related to its magnetic moment) in magnetic insulators. However, this work demonstrates that the SSE is not limited to magnetic insulators but also occurs in a class of materials known as paramagnets. Since magnetic moments within paramagnets do not interact with each other like in conventional ferromagnets, and thus do not hold their magnetization when an external magnetic field is removed, this...
  • Western parents need to chill out about their kids

    07/23/2015 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 17 replies
    Spiked online ^ | June 9, 2015 | Frank Furedi
    The author of Paranoid Parenting says that far from needing a stricter Asian approach, Western parenting is already way too intensive. Last night, in a debate in London titled Western parents dont know how to bring up their children, regular spiked contributor Frank Furedi clashed with Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother , and others. Furedis opening remarks are published below. When it comes to discussing parenting, everyone thinks they are warranted to take their own personal story and recast it as a philosophy. On no other issue are you allowed to communicate such prejudices and...
  • The College Clean 15' - Looking for a college for your child that isn't a scam? Start here.

    07/23/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2015 | Joy Pullmann
    How would you like your child to graduate high school and enter a four-year career-training program that will have him graduating not just with no debt, but earning $54,000 for the final year of his studies with a guaranteed post-graduation job in a skilled, upward-mobility industry? I’m a mother. That’s not even a question. Neither is it a pipe dream: The Apprentice School for Navy shipbuilders is located in Newport News, Virginia, and has an admissions rate approximating that of Harvard University. For obvious reasons. Despite the obvious attractions of such arrangements, and our historic dedication to the apprenticeship...
  • Indiana Guard Armory, Michigan City

    07/23/2015 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    7-23-15 | Me
    While driving past the local National Guard armory yesterday everything was looking normal.Today there are Humvee's blocking both entrances.Wonder if threat level has increased?
  • Sacred Honor and all....

    07/23/2015 10:36:11 AM PDT · by waterhill · 13 replies
    today | kcgordon
    What the heck is wrong with us? Are we to be slayed? Are we to give up? I would go and challenge, yet I would be called a 'nutjob' or worse, 'a terrorist'. Why are we not tarring and feathering? Or hanging for that matter? These people are playing us for fools.... Just mad, I will stand by y'all and watch liberty burn as no one wants to disrupt pizza and football....Do not get me started on the RedSkins.....
  • HISTORICAL IGNORANCE II: Forgotten facts about Lincoln, slavery and the Civil War

    07/22/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 863 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/22/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right? A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861, were wars of independence. Such a recognition does not require one to sanction the horrors of slavery. We might ask, How much of the war was about slavery? Was President Abraham Lincoln really for outlawing slavery? Let's look at his...
  • Lamborn urges CSU to halt use of post-abortion fetal tissue in medical research

    07/21/2015 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    coloradostatesman.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | staff
    Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn called Friday for Colorado State University to stop using fetal tissue from abortions in its research while CSU defended its work as above reproach both legally and ethically. In a letter to CSU President Tony Frank, Lamborn cited documents released last week by the Center for Medical Progress showing that the university bought what he described as aborted babies parts on Jan. 10, 2013, from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in California. Federal and state law bans the acquisition, receipt or transfer of "human fetal tissue for valuable consideration" obtained from an abortion, although such purchases are...
  • Colorado State University Defends Buying Aborted Baby Body Parts for Research

    07/21/2015 12:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Colorado, Republican Representative Doug Lamborn has called for Colorado State University (CSU) to stop using aborted babies body parts for research. As LifeNews previously reported, in 2013 CSU purchased fetal body parts from Planned Parenthoods flagship abortion facility in San Jose, California via a company called Stem Express. In total, nine specimens were harvested from eight different aborted babies killed in abortions at that Planned Parenthood clinic and the purchase order reveals CSU bought two body parts, including an aborted babys liver. This came to light after the Center for Medical Research released a video of Planned Parenthoods top...
  • Does anyone remember this old board game?

    07/21/2015 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 44 replies
    Self | 7/21/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    Way back when I was a little kid there were occasional specials sponsored by the 3M company. I don't remember much about them but I do remember a certain commercial that ran during the telecasts. It was for a game 3M had created involving a small square board with holes in it and a set of pegs. The pegs were put in the holes and then other pegs were laid atop them. It struck me at the time because it seemed similar to a game we had at elementary school which consisted of a board and pegs, except that this...
  • Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John [Sodomite Coming Out Song]

    07/20/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 97 replies
    Bing ^ | 1973 | Elton John
    Philadelphia Freedom By Elton John I used to be a rolling stone you know If a cause was right I'd leave to find the answer on the road I used to be a heart beating for someone But the times have changed The less I say the more my work gets done 'Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom From the day that I was born I've waved the flag Philadelphia freedom took me knee high to a man, yeah Gave me a piece of mama, daddy never had [Chorus] Oh Philadelphia freedom, shine on me, I love you...
  • Sign The Petition to Deport John McCain

    07/20/2015 3:37:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    John McCain advocates policies that pose a clear and present danger to the United States, including, but not limited to: Facilitated corruption in Keating Five scandal Opposed efforts to rescue POWs Worked with Marxist radicals Ted Kennedy and Marco Rubio on amnesty plan to flood America with hordes of far-left future Democrats. Blatantly lied to voters about building border fence during reelection campaign. Encouraged Lois Lerner to persecute Tea Party groups. Collaborated with Hillary Clinton to overthrow U.S. ally in Libya, installing Islamic radicals in its place. Encouraged illegal Nazi coup in Ukraine to benefit defense lobbyists friends. Created and...
  • THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER

    07/19/2015 4:50:06 PM PDT · by zeugma · 30 replies
    The Well Tempered Clavier ^ | 07/19/2015 | Zeugma
    A non-political thread just for the heck and beauty of it. I offer for your consideration Johann Sebastian Bach's Well Tempered Clavier. From the Wikipedia Entry: The Well Tempered Clavier is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study". Bach later compiled a second book of the same kind, dated 1742, with the...
  • Private school parents: 100-day requirement for voucher money isnt fair (Nevada)

    07/18/2015 6:26:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ian Whitaker
    Parents of private school students dont want to put their children in public school for 100 days to be eligible for Nevadas new voucher program. That was the general consensus of four hours of public comment at a Friday hearing on the new law. Parents urged lawmakers to figure out another way to determine eligibility for the program, which currently requires students be enrolled at a public school for 100 days before their parents can receive money. SB302, passed by legislators this year, says families can receive around $5,000 each year per student to use on things like private school...
  • NIH Spends $597,759 to Study Health Disparities Among LGBT Older Adults

    07/18/2015 5:54:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2015 | 3:32 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institute of Aging, an agency within the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $597,759 in taxpayer funding to the University of Washington to study LGBT aging and health. The study, titled Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life over Time, will examine the determinants of health impacting LGB older adults to assess change in health and quality of life (QOL) over time. According to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, project leader for the grant, Currently there are more than 2.4 million LGBT older adults and we estimate that by 2030 this population will account for more than 5...
  • Study: San Jose State University is Top School for Most Silicon Valley Hires

    07/16/2015 7:52:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/16 | Scott Budman
    According to a recent survey by Jobvite, San Jose State University is the top school in the nation pushing for tech talent. The Jobvite survey shows that SJSU has the most students hired by top tech companies in the Silicon Valley. The career center at SJSU helps students bridge the gap between school and work. "We promote and advocate internships and having that real-world experience while youre in school, so that when you walk out of here with a degree, you also have years of experience as an intern," said Daniel Newell, Program Manager of Workforce and Economic Development. San...
  • Abortionist at center of Planned Parenthood sting is a UW-Mad Grad

    07/16/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | life dynamics
    The Planned Parenthood abortionist who was caught on video describing the way they harvest organs from aborted babies is a graduate of a University which promotes fetal tissue research. Earlier this week, The Center for Medical Progress released an undercover video revealing that Planned Parenthood affiliates across the nation are in the business of extracting intact fetal body parts. Now, Pro-life Wisconsin has discovered that the abortionist in the shocking video, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is also a University of Wisconsin Madison graduate. The University has been the focus of the...
  • The Future of the LGBT Movement May Involve Transhumanism [Genesis 6]

    07/16/2015 8:44:46 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/25/2015 | Zoltan Istvan
    The other night my wife and I were reading to our 4-year-old daughter a children's book that we borrowed from the public library. We came to a section where two characters -- both who were the same sex -- began having romantic feelings for each other. My wife and I smiled -- we have many good LGBT friends. Later that evening after putting my daughter to bed, I began wondering about the future of the LGBT movement, especially after Tim Cook, Apple's CEO and probably the world's most influential technologist, recently said he was proud to be gay. It's certainly...
  • Heart over Mind: The Death of JFK, Jr.

    07/16/2015 8:25:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    airlinesafety ^ | July 2015 | Nolte
    Why Did Kennedy Crash? In the last few minutes before Kennedy's little single-engine airplane went into the heavy seas off Martha's Vineyard, its radar track showed all the evidence of a mind wobbling in the tortured confusion called vertigo. This confusion steered Kennedy down a horrifying spiral to his death on that hot and hazy night in July. If you've ever felt the searing pain of belly-flopping off a diving board, you might rightly suspect that hitting the water at high speed is an impact not much different from colliding with a granite cliff. The kind of bafflement and panic...
  • 8th Grade Test From 1912 Shows How Far American Education Has Been Dumbed Down; Can You Take It?

    07/16/2015 5:41:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Natural Blaze ^ | 07/14/15 | Kristan T. Harris
    A Kentucky 8th grade exam from 1912 was donated to the Bullitt County history museum. The questions feature the fundamental foundation of education that we seem to have lost due to the dumbing down of the American education system. Now with the common core epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education system and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking. If you can not read the fine print or zoom in, then here are some examples of 8th grade level testing in 1912. 1) Define the following terms of government: Democracy, Limited Monarchy,...
  • Jupiter twin discovered around solar twin

    07/15/2015 1:51:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Phys. Org ^ | 07-15-15 | Provided by: ESO
    Artist's impression showing a newly discovered Jupiter twin gas giant orbiting the solar twin star, HIP 11915. The planet is of a very similar mass to Jupiter and orbits at the same distance from its star as Jupiter does from the Sun. This, together with HIP 11915's Sun-like composition, hints at the possibility of the system of planets orbiting HIP 11915 bearing a resemblance to our own Solar System, with smaller rocky planets orbiting closer to the host star. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser ============================================================================================ Astronomers have used the ESO 3.6-metre telescope to identify a planet just like Jupiter orbiting at the...
  • California prof latest academic to have claims of Indian heritage debunked

    07/15/2015 11:04:47 AM PDT · by dware · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.15.2015 | Edmund DeMarche
    A tenured California professor is the latest academic to be accused of re-writing their personal history when claiming Cherokee heritage. Andrea Smith, an associate professor at the University of California Riverside and a noted scholar in Native American studies, has been called out by critics who say she, like former Harvard Law professor Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass., and Ward Churchill, a former University of Colorado professor who infamously likened 9/11 victims to Nazis, used the phony claims to enhance her faculty pedigree.
  • This New York college is a top-ranked school that charges zero tuition but there's a catch

    07/15/2015 8:21:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Zero Tuition, 100% Job Placement Rate, What's Not to Like? Webb Institute is one of only a handful of colleges in the US that offers a tuition-free 4-year education. Located in Glen Cove, New York, the school boasts a strong academic program, and is ranked in the "most selective" category by the US News & World Report. The only catch: There is only one academic option for attendees. All students double major in naval architecture and marine engineering. Students who attend Webb don't have the typical college experience. With an enrollment of roughly 80 students, the student-teacher ratio is about...
  • YMCA and "gender neutral" Bathrooms

    07/14/2015 4:11:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    July 14, 2015
    The Young Men's Christian Association, or YMCA as it's been called since 1844, was founded to get poor boys and girls off the streets and into a Christian environment. Today I went into my local YMCA and noticed something right away. The bathrooms that used to say "Female" and "Male", now say "Gender Neutral" instead of Man and Female. They also have a "Gender Neutral" dressing room. This new bathroom designations for homosexual rights crowd are a disgrace and insult to this once great organization founded on Christian principles. I asked one of the young girls working in the Y...
  • More precise estimate of Avogadro's number to help redefine kilogram

    07/14/2015 12:08:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | July 14, 2015 | Provided by: American Institute of Physics
    The number of atoms in this silicon sphere is known given or taken 20 atoms each 10^9. The atom distance was measured by the X-ray interferometer on the left. Credit: Enrico Massa and Carlo Sasso ================================================================================================ An ongoing international effort to redefine the kilogram by 2018 has been helped by recent efforts from a team researchers from Italy, Japan and Germany to correlate two of the most precise measurements of Avogadro's number and obtain one averaged value that can be used for future calculations. Their results are published this week in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data. Avogadro's...
  • The Confederate Reservation

    07/14/2015 11:37:33 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 5 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 7/14/2015 | blueunicorn6
    I am not a Southerner. My ancestors didn't live in the South. I think the Southerners are going about this all wrong. What they need to do is claim the old Confederate States as a reservation for the Confederate way of life. Minus the slavery. It's like the Indians have all their reservations. They even have a Federal Bureau, the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Indians kept slaves and they fought against the government of the United States when we tried to make them like us. Look at what they get. Free housing. Free medical care. Free food. Money. Hunt...
  • The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches [Amos 8]

    07/14/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/1/2015 | Ed Stetzer
    When was the last time you read a book? For almost 1 in 4 of us, it was more than a year ago, according to Pew Research. That's three times the number who didn't read a book in 1978. In America, we have a literacy problem. But more concerning to me, we have a biblical literacy problem. Americans, including churchgoers, aren't reading much of any book, including the Good Book. Christians claim to believe the Bible is God's Word. We claim it's God's divinely inspired, inerrant message to us. Yet despite this, we aren't reading it. A recent LifeWay Research...
  • Researchers identify zebra-like stripes of plasma in a patch of space

    07/14/2015 10:12:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 07-14-2015 | by Jennifer Chu & Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    European Space Agency Cluster II satellites observe equatorial noise waves inside the Earth's magnetosphere. Credit: ESA/Yuri Shprits ********************************************************************************************************************************************************** Since the early 1970s, orbiting satellites have picked up on noise-like plasma waves very close to the Earth's magnetic field equator. This "equatorial noise," as it was then named, seemed to be an unruly mess of electric and magnetic fields oscillating at different frequencies in the form of plasma waves. Now a team from MIT, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Sheffield, and elsewhere has detected a remarkably orderly pattern amid the noise. In a region of space...
  • University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who Identify as Real Vampires

    07/14/2015 8:28:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Stop being so judgmental. Sociology researchers are now insisting that we as a society start accepting people who choose to identify as real vampires so that they can be open about the fact that theyre vampires without having to worry about facing discrimination from people who might think that thats weird. The study, titled Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles. Most...
  • Evidence of human life on Cairngorms around 8,000 BC

    07/13/2015 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | July 9, 2015 | Staff
    Excavations in the Cairngorms have revealed evidence of a human settlement as long ago as 8,000 BC which is 3,000 years earlier than previously thought. Archaeologists have been examining a scattering of stone tools around a fire setting at Glen Geldie on the Mar Lodge Estate, Aberdeenshire.