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  • Making It All Up: The behavioral sciences scandal

    10/13/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | ANDREW FERGUSON
    One morning in August, the social science reporter for National Public Radio, a man named Shankar Vedantam, sounded a little shellshocked. You couldn’t blame him. Like so many science writers in the popular press, he is charged with reporting provocative findings from the world of behavioral science: “.  .  . and researchers were very surprised at what they found. The peer-reviewed study suggests that [dog lovers, redheads, Tea Party members] are much more likely to [wear short sleeves, participate in hockey fights, play contract bridge] than cat lovers, but only if [the barometer is falling, they are slapped lightly upside the head,...
  • Your Unsocialized Hound Is Not A Service Dog!

    10/12/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dr. Ian Kupkee
    Ah, the fake service dog. Like out-of-sync traffic lights and above-ground power lines, theyre one of those things that make my normally mild British temperament fall by the wayside. Allow me to rephrase that - its not the dogs that make my blood boil, but rather their owners. Who are these people? Youve probably seen them. For me, the most recent was a lady in the grocery store with a teacup poodle in a Coach purse. Before that, there was the guy in the health food store pushing a Yorkshire terrier in a stroller. A few years ago it was...
  • Stasis: Life Goes On but Evolution Does Not Happen

    10/12/2015 6:24:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 12, 2015 | Denyse O'Leary
    Stasis: Life Goes On but Evolution Does Not Happen Denyse O'Leary October 12, 2015 3:23 AM | Permalink Darwin explained clearly and eloquently the pattern we should find in the fossil record if his theory was correct, let alone the juggernaut that his present day supporters insist: It may be said that natural selection is daily and hourly scrutinizing, throughout the world, every variation, even the slightest; rejecting that which is bad, preserving and adding up all that is good; silently and insensibly working, wherever and whenever opportunity offers, at the improvement of each organic being in relation to its...
  • True and False Guilt [Attack on Columbus Day is an attack on God Sovereignty and Christianity]

    10/12/2015 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies ^ | 10/12/2010 | Bill Randles
    Another Columbus day has come and gone and those who resent Western Civilisation have used the occasion to try to shame us into a state of collective guilt for being happy about the discovery of the New World. Tongue in cheek indeed, they mockingly say that the way to celebrate the day Columbus set foot on an island in the Caribbean, would be to take someone elses house, or to give them a case of smallpox. There are many who are even calling for October 11 to become a national day of mourning for what Europeans have done to indigenous...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Demands Mandatory Coding Classes For High Schoolers

    10/11/2015 8:59:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    hot hardware ^ | 10 Oct 2015 | Rob Williams
    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who hopes to make coding a requirement to graduate high school. Currently, Emanuel is aiming to make coding an essential requirement for high schoolers in Chicago by 2018, and it's his hope that the entire nation might follow its example. So what do you folks think about Mayor Emanuel's thoughts on coding?
  • Jeb Bush: Longhorns got 'greedy' starting own network; A&M-UT should play

    10/09/2015 6:43:03 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 28 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 09 October 2015 | Staff
    ... Should Texas play Texas A&M? Absolutely. ... Do you wish Texas was in the SEC? "I do. I think they got greedy. The football deal, the football network thing that they thought they could go at it alone. It just didn't work....
  • Guns in School

    10/09/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
  • National Education Conference to Blame White Teachers and Students for School Woes

    10/08/2015 1:09:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | n/a
    A major national conference for teachers and school administrators starting on Saturday, October 10, in Baltimore will focus exclusively on race and racism, featuring workshops on interrupting whiteness in American schools, the dominance of White supremacy in society, White privilege enjoyed by Caucasian students, white domination of thought, and how to decenter whiteness. The conference, officially titled The National Summit for Courageous Conversation 2015, is organized by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a large and influential consulting firm hired by hundreds of school districts nationwide often under pressure from the federal government to address racial gaps in scholastic...
  • How New York prison inmates defeated Harvards award-winning debate team

    10/08/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | October 7, 2015 | Chris Smith
    Youd think that Harvards national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation theyd be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But youd be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvards loss is all the more surprising when you learn that a team of inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility managed to outperform the Harvards best and brightest. As The Telegraph reports, three men convicted of violent crimes including manslaughter faced three opponents from Harvard, arguing a motion that they apparently disagree with. The three inmates were given a difficult...
  • I Think You're The Father of One of My Kids...'

    10/08/2015 8:37:00 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 9 replies
    I Think You're The Father of One of My Kids...' A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very attractive woman waving at him. She says, 'Hello.' He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he asks, 'Do you know me?' To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.' Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife. So he asks, 'Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table, with...
  • Introducing The Information Enigma -- Intelligent Design in a Nutshell

    10/08/2015 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 8, 2015 | David Klinghoffer
    Introducing The Information Enigma -- Intelligent Design in a Nutshell David Klinghoffer October 8, 2015 12:30 AM | Permalink Intelligent design, or ID, may be the most misunderstood scientific idea ever. That's why we are delighted today to unveil an easily accessible twenty-minute crystallization of ID's major argument in the form of a beautifully produced video from Discovery Institute, The Information Enigma. I'm proud to have drafted the script, but the stars are philosopher of science Stephen Meyer and molecular biologist Douglas Axe. See it here: VIDEO:The Information Enigma ID stands out from other scientific ideas in a couple of...
  • Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already

    10/08/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | September 28th, 2015 | Edward Feser
    Lawrence Krausss argument for atheism is like that of an artist who confines himself to using black and white materials and then concludes that, since color doesnt show up in his drawings of fire engines and apples, it follows that fire engines and apples are not really red. ...Think of it this way: you cant find out why checkers boards exist by looking at the rules of checkers themselves, which concern only what goes on within the game. The rules tell you how each piece moves, how the game is won, and so forth. But why are the pieces governed...
  • I Love My Guns

    10/07/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    Folks, weve got a problem. I love firearms, I do. Im trained in their use, Im skilled in their use, Im trained in safety, and Im a responsible firearm owner. And this is a message to responsible firearm owners. People, at some point, were going to have to come to the conclusion that were going to need to get guns away from people who shouldnt have them.
  • Portland State course aims to 'make whiteness strange'

    10/06/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    According to Portland State University Professors Rachel Sanders White Privilege course, whiteness must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. Students taking the course will endeavor to make whiteness strange.
  • Yale students study In Defense of Looting from #BlackLivesMatter protester

    10/06/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We recently told you about the breaking news of DeRay Mckesson – whose impressive resume includes being a human resources administrator at a middle school and a Black Lives Matter protester – obtaining a position as a lecturer at Yale University. The original list of “reading material for the course” included articles from Huffington Post and the New York Times. They seem to have missed a few items in the syllabus, though. A friend of ours on Twitter caught wind of a tweet from one of the students at the prestigious Ivy League school who was letting her friends...
  • This European country has the talent for tech innovation [How they educate their children]

    10/05/2015 8:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/05/2015
    When you think of tech innovation, places like Silicon Valley and Boston spring to mind. But flying under the world's radar is Switzerland, where inventions like a solar plane that just completed the longest solo-flight ever without fuel are born. And while Europe was busy debating bitcoin's future, Switzerland already opened up the region's first bitcoin ATM earlier this year. The country has managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking on the Global Innovation Index for four years in a row. Switzerland's rsum is definitely impressive: The country boasts the second-highest number of patents per person second to Japan....
  • A State-by-State Map of Where Immigrants Came From

    10/04/2015 7:24:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    citylab ^ | 10-1-15 | Tanvi Misra
    U.S. migration patterns changed plenty from 1850 to 2013. A nifty interactive map, created by the Pew Research Center, visualizes these shifts by showing the origin of the dominant immigrant group in each state for every decade during this time period.
  • Hump Day event cancelled after students claim bringing a camel to campus was racist

    10/04/2015 5:48:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 76 replies
    campusReform ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures. The Hump Day event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be a petting zoo type of atmosphere in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the groups advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.
  • 12-year-old boy suspended for staring at girl

    10/04/2015 2:17:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    WXIX ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Baldwin
    A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for 'staring' at another student. It happened in September of 2014 at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didnt give their son due process. A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. The perception is he intimidated her, said Candice Tolbert, his mother. My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game, she said. She giggled the entire time, she said...

    10/04/2015 3:25:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 57 replies
    e-mail. various | October 4, 2015 | knarf
    In the early twentieth century, a farmer decided that he needed to improve the agriculture on his ranch in Nevada. He figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil above. He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earths crust would have provided a more sustainable crop for this harsh and dry area. He knew that a well with ample water was needed to supply bountiful crops. What he didnt know was what was waiting for him deep below the soil. He began to dig a deep...
  • Buraq

    10/03/2015 3:30:31 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 12 replies
    Al-Burāq (Arabic: "lightning") is a steed, described as a creature from the heavens which transported the prophets. The most commonly told story is how in the 7th century, Al-Buraq carried the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the Isra and Mi'raj or "Night Journey", which is the title of one of the chapters (sura), Al-Isra, of the Quran.
  • Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death...(Nat Geo documentary via You Tube)

    10/03/2015 3:47:17 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 25, 2014 | Documentary Hd
    Link to video...despite time shown at link, it is just over 48 minutes long: Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death
  • Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

    10/02/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | 10-02-2015 | Provided by: Columbia University
    Geologists think that the eastern slope of Fogo volcano crashed into the sea some 65,000 to 124,000 years ago, leaving a giant scar where a new volcano can be seen growing in this satellite image. Credit: NASA ========================================================================================================================================= Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden...
  • Cheating [in UK] soars in race for school places

    10/02/2015 8:11:51 AM PDT · by pabianice · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/2/15 | Harding
    Figures show councils being bombarded with bogus forms from parents Their tricks include using the addresses of grandparents or businesses Authorities found at least 470 allegations of admissions fraud in 2012-13 Soared to at least 1,232 in 2014-15, when 696 pupils had offer withdrawn Desperate parents are increasingly lying on school admissions forms, with cases of suspected fraud nearly trebling in the past three years. Figures released today show councils are being bombarded with bogus forms from parents trying to get their children into the most sought-after schools amid a 'chronic' places shortage. Tricks include using the addresses of grandparents...
  • Blacks, Latinos Face New Problem: Math Misplacement: Pushed to the back of the math class bus

    10/02/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rod Kackley
    California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley with racially motivated “math misplacement.”She claims middle-school algebra teachers are holding back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids who are getting a grade of “B” or better, and are meeting or exceeding state standard assessments.However, the study that Mitchell and others supporting her effort cite as proof of their position also shows the real problem is actually with middle-school algebra teachers. Many of them just aren’t very good at their jobs.The...
  • At Colorado college, a ban on the words 'God,' 'Jesus,' and 'Lord'

    10/02/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Colorado School of Mines has taken speech codes to a nonsensical level. More than that, they are making it up as they go along. Those are the only conclusions you can draw from a the events surrounding a suit filed by a former football player at the school who wanted to donate money to the athletic department. What happens next reads like a dystopian nightmare. Daily Caller: Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new athletic facility. In exchange for the donation, the school allows donors to have whatever they like inscribed on a nameplate...
  • How to Use Split View in Full Screen with OS X El Capitan

    10/01/2015 10:53:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    OSXDaily ^ | October 1, 2015 | OsXDaily Staff
    Split View is a new feature in OS X El Capitan which allows you to take two apps into full screen together, placing them split side-by-side. For example, you could take a Safari window into full screen mode and then split the fullscreen with another app, like Pages. Split View sizes the windows automatically for any screen size, so you don’t have to drag them to accommodate the display, and it’s quite easy to use once you learn how to access and use the split screen feature on the Mac. We’ll cover two ways to enter into Split Screen...
  • Does being an atheist interfere with being moral?

    09/30/2015 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 75 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 | Lydia McGrew
    Does being an atheist interfere with being moral? by Lydia McGrew There are two atheist "memes" (to use a jargon term) that seem to me to be in prima facie conflict. I will not claim to be able to cite chapter and verse showing that the same atheist uses both of these memes. But I'm quite sure that there are atheists out there who have done so. So these are not exact quotes from anyone but approximate statements that reflect things that I, and I suspect you, dear Reader, have heard and read. Atheist meme #1: It is offensive to...
  • A Quick And Easy Guide To The Planned Parenthood Videos

    09/29/2015 8:40:56 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    On July 14, the Center for Medical Progress began releasing a series of videos about the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Reporting for the video project was done undercover and took place over the course of several years. The videos feature executives and staffers at Planned Parenthood and affiliated businesses discussing and demonstrating human organ harvesting and the fetal body part trade. Some of the discussions and footage taken inside abortion clinics is quite graphic. The journalism project immediately went viral, with millions of people watching the videos. But the media have largely struggled to even mention the videos and what...
  • Bedtime story is key to literacy, says children's writer Cottrell Boyce

    09/29/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by samtheman · 37 replies ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sally Weale ​
    A recent survey, by YouGov for the childrens publisher Scholastic, revealed last week that many parents stop reading to their children when they become independent readers, even if the child isnt ready to lose their bedtime story. The study found that 83% of children enjoyed being read aloud to, with 68% describing it as a special time with their parents. (It felt so warm, so spirit-rising, as one 11-year-old boy put it.)
  • Why Cursive Should Be Taught In School(and perhaps why it is not)

    09/27/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by knarf · 118 replies
    The Tudor Tutor | September 27, 2015 | knarf
  • Brace Yourself: Our Latest Look at Student Debt

    09/26/2015 10:13:18 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    advisorperspectives ^ | 09-23-2015 | Doug Short
    College Tuition and Fees constitute one of the biggest threats to our economic outlook. Here is a chart of data from the relevant Consumer Price Index sub-component reaching back to 1978, the earliest year Uncle Sam provides a breakout for College Tuition and Fees. As an interesting sidebar, we've thrown in the increase in the cost of purchasing a new car as well as the more substantial increase for the broader category of medical care, both of which pale in comparison.
  • Unusual College Classes 2015: Beyonc, Zombies And Harry Potter Among Course Topics

    09/26/2015 8:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/2015 | By Julia Glum
    Here's a tip for incoming college freshmen: Class doesn't have to be boring. If you plan your schedule carefully, you will have time for some fun. Course offerings change every semester, and many schools peg seminars and pop culture classes to current events. Chances are you'll have to take ancient history or molecular chemistry courses at some point, but you'll also have opportunities to explore topics you genuinely think are interesting, like zombie survival tactics or Harry Potter. Check out a few of the offerings at various institutions for the upcoming school year: * Lucid Dreaming, Oberlin Experimental College Oberlin's...
  • The Purpose of Public Schools

    09/26/2015 3:27:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 31 replies ^ | Sept. 9, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The traditional view is simply stated: the purpose of public education is to take each child as far as each child can be taken. Who can disagree with that? If a school is aiming for less, that school would seem to me to be guilty of malpractice or false advertising. Doesnt the word education imply a striving for excellence? At the end of each school year, children are presumed to know more than at the start. Isnt that a reasonable presumption? Somewhat bizarrely, given whats going on in our public schools, the Education Establishment might claim they agree. Oh yes,...
  • Beheading Ishmael:Islamic Extremism and the Denial of History

    09/25/2015 8:39:27 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 16 replies
    The New Oxonian ^ | May 10,2015 | rjosephhoffman
    The pathology of the religious movement called Islamic State (ISIS) is a flesh wasting disease that erupts out of the attempts of conservative Islam to correct its recent record of failure
  • Feds new college scorecard excludes top conservative, Christian colleges

    09/25/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 09/25/2015 | VIVIAN HUGHBANKS
    Hillsdale, Grove City colleges among those snubbed by Department of Education The new “College Scorecard” released by the Department of Education and the White House that ranks universities excluded several institutions widely considered among the best conservative colleges in the nation: Hillsdale and Grove City colleges. The feds claimed Hillsdale, which offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum grounded in Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions, does not grant enough bachelor degrees to be ranked, while Grove City – a staunchly Christian institution – was snubbed because it refuses federal funding. The “College Scorecard” was released last week and is a collection of...
  • Following Kitzmiller v. Dover, an Excellent Decade for Intelligent Design

    09/25/2015 7:10:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 39 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | September 25, 2015 | News
    Following Kitzmiller v. Dover, an Excellent Decade for Intelligent Design Evolution News & Views September 25, 2015 3:12 AM | Permalink Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of opening of arguments in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case that resulted in the most absurdly hyped court decision in memory. In 2005, did an obscure Federal judge in Dover, Pennsylvania, at last settle the ultimate scientific question that has fascinated mankind for millennia? Of course not. The decision by Judge John Jones established nothing about intelligent design -- far from being the "death knell" sometimes claimed by Darwin defenders. For a definitive take,...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the AU Justice League have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campuss College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didnt take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys! The incident was...
  • 'We're going to be the majority soon!

    09/23/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by petercooper · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/22/2015 | Daily Mail
    Full title: 'We're going to be the majority soon! Furious Muslim parents taunt New Jersey school board over religious holiday closure. Muslim families wanted Jersey City schools to close down September 24 in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday. After initially approving closure, school board ultimately voted to keep schools open so as not to disrupt lives of non-Muslim families. Students who choose to stay home Thursday to celebrate the holiday will not be penalized. By Snejana Farberov For
  • Palo Alto Library Closes For Bed Bug Infestation

    09/24/2015 10:44:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Lisa Fernandez
    Palo Alto on Wednesday announced it was closing a public library for a couple of days because of a bed bug infestation. The citys website said that Mitchell Park Library would be closed for one to two days after bed bugs were found in two chairs on the first floor. The city has asked a pest control company to treat the area. The city is also sending bed bug-sniffing dogs to the library to inspect four other libraries. Despite a sign posted that says all the city's libraries will be closed, city spokeswoman Claudia Keith said Thursday that only the...
  • Colleges with the craziest waterparks

    09/24/2015 6:56:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jeanie Ahn
    This month, as students are diving into their college studies, many are also diving into some of the coolest pools youve ever seen. Increasingly, schools across the country are spending millions of dollars on recreational water amenities that would rival some of the most elaborate waterparks out there. Colleges that used to compete on the basis of libraries and majors are now turning to lazy rivers and indoor beaches to attract and entertain a new generation of students.
  • Should public schools close for Muslim holidays?

    09/23/2015 1:46:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 | Annika Fredrikson
    School districts debate closing school for holidays observed by a growing number of students. As Eid al-Adha approaches, how will schools observe the holiday?Public schools in the US close in observance of Christian holidays including Christmas and Easter, and now other religious denominations are asking for their holidays to be respected, too. This Thursday is Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, one of the biggest holidays of the year for Muslims, and school administrators must decide whether or not to close school for the day. In New Jersey, where almost 2 percent of the population identifies as Muslim, several...
  • What it's REALLY like to live in the world's most dangerous city: (in Honduras)

    09/23/2015 4:56:40 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 23 September 2015 | By Lucy Waterlow for MailOnline
    What it's REALLY like to live in the world's most dangerous city: Teenager reveals the terror of seeing dead bodies on the pavements and gangs ruling the streets Darwin, 15, from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, had to drop out of school City has highest murder rate in the world thanks to gang violence Works at a funeral parlour dressing corpses to support his family A teenager who lives in the most dangerous city in the world has revealed what it's like to grow up in a place where gang violence is so commonplace, it's 'normal' to see the bodies of...
  • 50 Things From 50 States That Will Make You Proud To Be American

    09/23/2015 1:32:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jun. 30, 2015 | U.S. Army
    The U.S. Army proudly protects all the things that make us proud.
  • Ted Cruz Conference Call On Right Now

    09/22/2015 3:40:01 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    Sept 22, 2015 | Tennessee Nana
    I just got called to join in a couple of minutes ago.. There's a man named Mark running it..
  • Windows 10 : Microsoft's Waterloo?

    09/22/2015 3:13:30 PM PDT · by publius911 · 82 replies
    Microsoft has been pushing Windows 10 for over a year now, and it seems to be "successful."
  • Oklahoma Pre-K teacher allegedly calls being left-handed evil and sinister

    09/22/2015 10:46:31 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 111 replies
    kfor ^ | September 21, 2015 | Abby Broyles,
    OKEMAH, Okla. -- A 4-year-old was allegedly forced by his teacher to write with his right hand, even though hes left-handed. The child was sent home with a letter about how left-handedness is often associated with evil and the devil. Zayde is only 4 years old. It's his first year at Oakes Elementary in Okemah, but his mom kept him home Monday after a dispute with his teacher over being left-handed. Zayde, like most kids in Pre-K, is learning how to read and write. And like his mom, Alisha, Zayde is a lefty. From picking things up to throwing things,...

    09/22/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    This is amazing..people on this list YOU didn't know were there. From Declared 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Entrepreneur Declared Republican Presidential Candidate Esteban Oliverez Esteban Oliverez (age 34) Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Former Governor of Maryland Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Ehrlich (age 57)
  • Anti-Israel Propaganda Now, in US Elementary School

    09/22/2015 4:29:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | KGS
    Anti-Israel Propaganda Now, in US Elementary School The trickle-down effect: Palestinian with terror links speaks to third graders in Ithaca, NY about Israeli oppression. " Infamous Palestinian Arab activist Bassem Tamimi spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school on Friday to present to third-graders a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian Arab children in Israel. Tamimis visit to Beverly J. Martin Elementary was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International an anti-Israel Christian organization actively working to skew Christian dominations toward divestment resolutions against the Jewish state....
  • Found in my 9 y.o.'s backpack. Solid business model (Not my child...young entrepreneur)

    09/21/2015 6:15:57 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    IMGUR ^ | September 21, 2015 | dentiteoz