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  • Car Wash For Change

    09/01/2015 11:56:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Go to original link to watch a heartwarming video -- how one brother has stepped up to help autistic young adults find dignity. The Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, has a very unique set of employees that will provide you with a clean car you’ll feel great about. It is wonderful to see individuals with life long challenges find a meaningful way to participate in the everyday activities of life and get paid for it. If I had a car wash like this in my area I would definitely make it my go-to place for a clean car....
  • UFC champ Ronda Rousey accepts date to Marine Corps Ball

    09/01/2015 7:55:23 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 Sept 2015 | Greg Botelho
    Days after Jarrod Haschert asked his "celebrity crush" Rousey to the annual Marine Corps Ball at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he scored big-time when the mixed martial arts fighter accepted his proposal.
  • At Purdue, Mitch Daniels attempts to disrupt college loan system with private investing

    09/01/2015 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, upon passing on a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, took an interesting career turn. The famously fiscally conservative executive, who devised savings for the Hoosier state on everything from ??? to paper clips, became the head of Purdue University. Since then, Daniels has endured the predictable run-ins with his liberal faculty—over criticism of Howard Zinn’s American history— but also made real progress in the fight against rising college costs by harnessing some free-market incentives for academia.The university is now in its fourth year of a tuition freeze after more than 30 yearly...
  • Should I Let My Kid Dress Like a Weirdo?

    09/01/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/01/2015 | SIMCHA FISHER
    Last night, I told my kids, "Make sure you have an outfit picked out for the first day of school, so it will be easy to get ready on time!" This morning, I discovered that they heard me say, "Make sure you have an outfit picked out mentally, so we can spend the first morning frantically tearing through mountains of laundry in the hopes that your My Little Pony tank somehow miraculously found its way into a basket." This is just the little kids, who more or less want to look like all their friends. I do have teenagers, too,...
  • UT Responds to Backlash over Pronoun Situation; "He" and "She" Banned Permanently (satire)

    08/31/2015 4:25:43 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 9 replies
    The Tangerine ^ | August 31, 2015 | UTK Tangerine Staff
    After UT’s landmark decision last week to encourage students and faculty alike to use gender-neutral pronouns when referring to those who would prefer it, fear has reached critical capacity on Rocky Top. The masses fled to Facebook trying to figure out what UT was playing at, sharing posts and articles completely misinterpreting the message of comfort and equality UT was trying to convey. Administration and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion have been swamped with what is arguably the worst PR nightmare on campus since the first Sex Week, so they have been forced to reach a decision to save...
  • Hurricane Katrina turns 10: Remembering gun confiscation in New Orleans [Video]

    08/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    WND TV ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    Hurricane Katrina Gun Confiscation Video
  • ‘Racist’ Long Island Athletic Director Fired for Enforcing Eligibility Rules: Lawsuit

    08/30/2015 3:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    A Long Island educator says he was labeled a racist and fired for enforcing academic eligibility requirements for student athletes. Students who are failing two or more classes are ineligible for sports, teacher Robert Cincotta, who served as athletic director for the predominantly black Hempstead school district between 2005 and 2013, said in a Brooklyn federal lawsuit. In February 2013, he began checking grades for all the kids participating in winter sports in the district, such as basketball, wrestling and indoor track, and informing coaches of who would not be allowed to play
  • White Students at Washington State Expected to “Defer” to Non-White Students ...

    08/30/2015 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 112 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Campus Reform reported: “ Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.”… …White students in Professor John Streamas’s “ Introduction to Multicultural Literature” class, are expected to “defer” to non-white students, among other community guidelines, if they want “to do well in this...
  • SJW Drivel Being Taught At WSU

    08/30/2015 12:34:45 PM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Augist 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” "male," and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.” The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes “but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and— in extreme cases— failure for...
  • Orwell’s Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • Commander of United Confederate Veterans Gen James W. Moore of Alabama, being laid to rest

    08/30/2015 9:14:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    In 1949, the surviving members of the United Confederate Veterans attend the funeral of their commander, James W. Moore. Moore joined the confederate army at the age of 13, died at the age of 99 and was buried in Selma, AL. Here's your chance to see video of some real confederate veterans.
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    08/29/2015 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2015 4:43 PM EDT | Christine Armario
    Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Full or preliminary scores have been released for Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. They all participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of states awarded $330 million by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop exams to test students on the Common Core state standards in math and English language arts. Scores in...
  • Question

    08/29/2015 12:05:41 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 47 replies
    August 29, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Question I am pondering the pros and cons of competition.
  • The return of national fences

    08/29/2015 10:31:12 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 6 replies
    Thetrumpet.com ^ | 8-28-15 | Brad Macdonald
    Fences are making a major comeback in America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the globe. Some, like Donald Trump’s proposed fence along the United States-Mexico border, are literal. Others, like China’s currency manipulation, are figurative. But they all serve a common purpose: preserving national interests and deterring domestic threats. These fences evidence a major global trend: the rise of nationalism. They manifest a growing shift away from globalization, and toward self-interest. Nations are focusing more on protecting their own economies, their own manufacturing industries, their own people and their own cultures—because of uncertain and unstable global socioeconomic conditions. The...
  • Why I'm Glad I'm Gone from Academe

    08/29/2015 7:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/29/2015 | By Richard Winchester
    I have two confessions to make. First, I was a university professor from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. Over four-plus decades at the same institution, I went from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to Full Professor. I enjoyed my career, most of the time. I took early retirement for personal and professional reasons. Subsequently, I was an adjunct professor at another university where a close family member is also employed. I retired from that post mostly for personal reasons. After nearly 40 years of teaching -- I was a high school social studies teacher for two years before...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she' - and switch to...

    08/28/2015 6:35:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 August 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she' - and switch to 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead The University of Tennessee has told its staff and students to stop calling each other 'he', 'she', 'him' and 'her' - and to start referring to one another with terms like 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead. The Knoxville branch of the public university, which has 27,400 students, sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody's gender. According to a gay rights official at the university,...
  • University of Alabama Athletes Now Using Cryotherapy

    08/28/2015 4:55:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Josh Gauntt explains how cryotherapy works.
  • Racist Message Left on Door of Bucknell Professor

    08/28/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WNEP ^ | AUGUST 27, 2015 | DAVE BOHMAN
    The president of Bucknell University is urging students and staffers to do some soul-searching after someone left a racist message on a professor’s classroom door. This is the second racial incident on campus in the past six months. Students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg have been on campus for less than a week. They’re just getting the news that a message described as racist and hateful was left on the whiteboard of professor’s office door. But who did it? “They do their things in secret so they don’t want to be known,” said student Alex Bloschichak. “It’s so really hateful...
  • Frustrated college graduate tries to sell her college diploma on eBay for $50,000 - [tr]

    08/27/2015 10:53:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Carly Stern
    One recent college graduate is so frustrated with her lack of job prospects that she's attempting to sell off her college degree - for $50,000. Stephanie Ritter, a 26-year-old Florida State University alum, has listed her diploma on eBay for the staggering sum to cover the 'actual cost' of attending the school. Now $40,000 in debt and living in Southern California, Stephanie is fed up with being unable to find a job in her field, despite having a Bachelor's degree - so she's come up with a drastic solution to pay off her loans and 'validate my use of time...
  • Please validate my use of time': Frustrated college graduate tries to sell her college diploma

    08/27/2015 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 14 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 27, 2015 | Carly Stern
    One recent college graduate is so frustrated with her lack of job prospects that she's attempting to sell off her college degree - for $50,000. Stephanie Ritter, a 26-year-old Florida State University alum, has listed her diploma on eBay for the staggering sum to cover the 'actual cost' of attending the school. Now $40,000 in debt and living in Southern California, Stephanie is fed up with being unable to find a job in her field, despite having a Bachelor's degree
  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • A school deemed this Wonder Woman lunchbox as too violent

    08/26/2015 2:04:09 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 55 replies
    MeTV ^ | AUGUST 26, 2015 | Brent DiCrescenzo
    An anonymous Reddit user named twines18 took to the Reddit Pics page and Imgur to share the above images of a Wonder Woman lunchbox. He titled his post: Letter a friend of mine's daughter received from school today. Her Wonder Woman lunchbox features a violent super hero that does not comply with the school's dress code. Pictures of the lunchbox are also attached. According to twines18, a private elementary school, the name and location of which remains unnamed, barred a student from carrying this super cool yellow lunchbox with red and blue stars. The lunchbox depicts Wonder Woman smiling and...
  • Starkist Tuna Class Action Settlement Means Customers Get $25 In Cash Or $50 In Tuna

    08/25/2015 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    consumerist ^ | August 25, 2015 | Laura Northrup
    Two and a half years ago, a man who eats tuna filed a class action lawsuit against Starkist, a tuna company. His allegation was that the company was deliberately under-filling each can by a few tenths of an ounce. That might not make a difference to one consumer making one tuna salad, but would add up over millions of cans. While Starkist doesn’t admit fault, the case has been settled. If you’re a resident of the United States and bought at least one five-ounce can of any of these tunas from Starkist between February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014,...
  • FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD (Freeper Must-See - Now Free)

    08/24/2015 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Hostage · 54 replies
    Give yourself a break from politics and crashing markets. This is one of the most outstanding, most entertaining and most educational films of the century (no exaggeration). Many of you are likely to have seen Joe Cross' film (he's also now produced Part 2) but now that it's FREE I wanted to pass it on to everyone especially Freepers. Your life will be changed by it guaranteed. And it is so easy to watch because it is so entertaining and informative. Bring the whole family especially your kids. He's won numerous awards around the world for this film and it...
  • VIDEO: Genesis the Mermaid Proves Swimming is 99% Mental

    08/24/2015 10:20:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 24, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    This VIDEO of my 6 year old niece, Genesis the Mermaid, proves that swimming is 99% mental. As recently as this past May, she could barely swim. Years ago I tried to teach her older brother, Kenneth, how to swim at age 8 but it didn't work out too well. He didn't really learn to swim until he was at least 12. Therefore, I took a completely different tactic with Genesis. First of all, I only barely showed her the swim strokes. Instead I worked on her mind by getting her comfortable with being underwater to show it was no...
  • Why We Have More Than 40 Million Functional Illiterates

    08/24/2015 7:00:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2015 | By Bruce Deitrick Price
    Hundreds of websites still casually assert what is probably the most destructive sophistry in the history of education: The Dolch Sight Words [created in the 1940s] are a list of the 220 most frequently used words in the English language. These sight words make up 50 to 70 percent of any general text….Dolch found that children who can identify a certain core group of words by sight could learn to read and comprehend better. Dolch's sight word lists are still widely used today and highly respected by both teachers and parents. These sight words were designed to be learned and mastered by the third grade....
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school’s Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Double Bonus Round: Worker checks for gas leak with match, blows up Bronx public school

    08/22/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | 08.21.2015 | Murray Weiss
    THE BRONX — A worker who lit a match to check if gas was coming out of a fuel line in a science classroom sparked the blast that destroyed part of a Bronx school Thursday night, officials suspect.
  • The Daily Caller Proudly Presents: The DUMBEST College Courses For 2015

    08/22/2015 4:02:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/15 | Emma Colton
    America’s elite colleges offer plenty of ridiculous courses. Many are taught by hilariously leftist professors straight out of central casting. Other classes transcend politics and exist on their own fabulous plane of stupidity. Many of them cost a ton of money.For The Daily Caller’s list of pathetic college classes for 2015, the course descriptions are reprinted here exactly as they appear in the colleges’s course manuals.Brown University, English: On Being Bored. “This course explores texts/films that represent and formally express states of non-productivity or non-desire. Beginning with the Enlightenment and romantic periods, we will reflect on narratives with neither progress...
  • "YOU'RE FIRED"

    08/21/2015 7:19:28 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 11 replies
    5-21-15 | Me
  • Academic Fascism II: Exposing the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

    08/21/2015 7:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2015 | Walter Williams
    Last week's column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit high schools to recruit students and talk to parents, conceal the worst of their campus practices. Let's expose some of it. Christina Hoff Sommers is an avowed feminist and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She's spent a lifetime visiting college campuses. Recently, upon her arrival at Oberlin College, Georgetown University and other campuses,...
  • Fake but Accurate: Leading science publisher retracts dozens of papers for fake peer reviews

    08/20/2015 7:52:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Springer Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) books and journals, issued an announcement this week that 64 different professional articles, primarily in the medical field, had been retracted. It turns out that the vaunted peer review process, designed to ensure that multiple sets of experts evaluate the quality of the work before it hits the presses, had fallen apart. The peer reviews in some cases were found to be “highly suspicious” with bogus email addresses and questionable credentials. Springer confirms that 64 articles are being retracted from 10 Springer subscription journals, after...
  • J Street U elects Muslim student as president

    08/20/2015 1:40:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 20, 2015, 1:17 am | (JTA and Times of Israel Staff)
    The campus arm of left-wing pro-Israel group J Street elected a Muslim-American student to serve as president of its national student board. At its “Summer Leadership Institute” in Washington this week, J Street U elected Amna Farooqi, a senior at the University of Maryland who is of Pakistani descent, Haaretz reported. Farooqi co-wrote a blog post for the Times of Israel in March on Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from a commitment to speak a the J Street National Conference. […] A native of suburban Washington, D.C., Farooqi grew up in a “fairly religious Muslim home” with “a...
  • The Massively Popular Facebook Post Of A Totally Fake Map And The Tribes Who Were Obliterated By It

    08/19/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by absentee · 11 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 8/18/15 | Caleb Howe
    Education in America is bad and deficient. I hear that all the time. Unless you live in the woods or are a dead person come back to haunt my blog posts, you have also heard it time and again. Politically, both the left and the right make this claim, but obviously for different reasons. On the right, the complaints are usually that no one teaches about the founding fathers or the greatness of America anymore, that teachers are too leftist and liberal and teach social justice, and of course, COMMON CORE!!!!!!!! On the left, the complaint is that schools just...
  • New safety measures in place at Arizona State University

    08/19/2015 4:05:03 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Justin Pazera
    TEMPE, AZ - The Arizona State University Police Department is ready for this year’s round of students. More than 80,000 start classes Thursday and police want them to stay safe. This year students can request a security escort from their cell phone on the school’s Live Safe app. Friends and family can also track a student’s steps with GPS. “It kind of leaves bread crumbs as you can see them walking to their location,” says Sergeant Daniel Macias with ASU Police. “In addition, what happens when you get there, you press one button and that says I’m home.” Macias says...
  • Arkansas College Accused Of Racism For Trying To Ban Saggy Pants

    08/19/2015 12:36:25 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 23 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Tue, August 18, 2015 | By Brendan Kelly,
    Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, is facing accusations of racism after attempting to crack down on people wearing saggy pants on campus. The college has not officially banned saggy pants in its dress code, as the school has no official dress code, but signs warning that saggy pants will not be tolerated have gone up around campus and in the student center, the Daily Caller reported. A spokeswoman for the college, Tonya Smith, said that the signs, which also warn against profanity and rude behavior, were intended to discourage disruptive behavior on campus. “Our faculty in particular had experienced...
  • Carol Everett Jan 2012 (Pro Life Speaker)

    08/19/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life Dynamics Inc/youtube ^ | Uploaded on Jan 18, 2012 | Life Dynamics Inc
    Carol had an abortion in 1973 shortly after the landmark decision for Roe v. Wade. Lured by the substantial income and driven by the subconscious desire to justify her own abortion decision, Carol spent 6 years selling abortions to other women in four abortion clinics in Dallas/Fort Worth. After 35,000 abortions, the death of one woman and surgery on 19 other patients, God brought Carol to a crossroads. Carol's life changed when she came to know the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ in 1983. Carol realized that her work was hurting women, not helping them. Answering God's call,...
  • Note to Former Pres. Jimmy Carter: Please Boycott Israeli Products & Technology

    08/19/2015 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Dear Editor, I am Jewish, and therefore forbidden by my faith to rejoice in someone’s misfortune, even for individuals like Jimmy Carter, the worse (sic) president in the history of our beloved country. This peanut-grower sold his rotten soul to the enemies of the United States and Israel, Carter is an avowed anti-Semite who has no love for me or my people. By my own admission, I’m a fair man who hates no one (although I may dislike some people) but I will take this opportunity to remind the cancer-stricken Carter to follow through with the boycott of Israeli products....
  • Kremlin TV Backing “Bolshevik Bernie” for President

    08/19/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Thom Hartmann, a paid agent of the Russian government’s main propaganda channel, Russia Today (RT) television, is strongly supporting career politician and socialist Bernie Sanders for U.S. president. “Bernie Sanders could be the next FDR,” he says. But it might be more accurate to say that Sanders could be another Alger Hiss, the Russian agent who served FDR as his top aide and helped create the United Nations. Before examining the curious history of “Bolshevik Bernie,” as analyst Trevor Loudon calls him, Hartmann’s service to the Kremlin is worth a look. Hartmann praises Sanders for trying “to get money out...
  • Hillary v. Old White Guys

    08/19/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    8-19-15 | me
    Observation---Hit-lery was once the top DNC person to be elevated to the possible position of POTUS. But now that her server is being rectally-probed it seems that the WHITE guys of the DNC are throwing down and getting in the race.But I put to you that those white guys running against her will soon be pushed aside. They are there to take the HEAT off of her, a distraction of you will. But if there is no further investigation or FBI probe she will once again be elevated to top tier status.It is funny to see that what the DNC...
  • Need Some Naval History Help

    08/18/2015 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 22 replies
    Freepers I am turning to you all for assistance in preparing a class lecture on the importance of Mahan's "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History". Specifically I was hoping one of you well read Freepers can direct me to a good, excerpt or summary of Mahan's "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History". Something I can hand out in class. I have read his many articles but none of them seem to cover the major points of his theories succinctly. So I am wondering now if there is a good excerpt of his major work that you all could...
  • Video: Steeler star rejects participation trophies for sons

    08/17/2015 5:59:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/17/15 | Ed Morrissey
    It started with this Instagram post, and turned into a national conversation on our obsession over self-esteem. James Harrison certainly has earned his share of trophies and accolades … but that’s Harrison’s issue with the trophies his sons received just for showing up. Harrison, who fought to find a place on an NFL roster before beginning his future Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison, who came back to the Steelers after a season in Cincinnati and a brief retirement to resume his dominating presence, wants his sons to understand that trying is not the same as succeeding,...
  • Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out (by NLRB)

    08/17/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 4:14 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a unanimous decision, the board said the prospect of having both union and nonunion teams could lead to different standards at different schools—from the amount of money players receive to the amount of time they can practice—and create competitive imbalances on the field. The ruling dismissed a stunning decision in March 2014 by a regional NLRB director in Chicago who said football...
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...
  • Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges 2015: Princeton Review Ranks Emerson College Tops For Gay Students

    08/15/2015 7:36:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08/15/2015 | Julia Glum
    The Princeton Review recently named Emerson College in Boston was recently named the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly college in the U.S, while Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, was named the most unfriendly campus for that demographic of students. Getty Images The Princeton Review released this week its annual rankings of the 380 best colleges and universities in the U.S. But the test prep company did more than just crown party schools, it also broke higher education institutions down into 62 lists measuring everything from dorms to food. It also looked at demographics and compared schools...
  • BYU, other Christian schools ranked among the least LGBT-friendly campuses

    SALT LAKE CITY – Brigham Young University remains one of the most hostile campuses in the country for gay and transgender students, according to an annual college ranking list. But the private university does not top the list of LGBT-unfriendly schools. In fact, it came in sixth in a list of 10, mostly religious, schools. Grove City College (Grove City, Pa.) a Christian liberal arts school of 2,500 students. and Hampden-Sydney College, an all-male liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Hampden Sydney Va., came in first and second. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches...
  • Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music Improvements

    08/13/2015 9:01:02 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    MacdailyNews ^ | August 13, 2015
    Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music improvements Thursday, August 13, 2015 · 1:45 pm · Apple today released iOS 8.4.1 which includes improvements and fixes to Apple Music. • Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library • Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only • Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren’t any playlists to choose from • Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on other devices • Resolves several issues for artists while posting to...
  • Asian Movie Weekend #3

    08/13/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 21 replies
    None | 2015 | Fai Mao
    If you'd like to see the previous post in this series FR search using the key words Asian Movies There are two movies this week. Both are free to view. I have gotten probably 15 request to put Kung Fu Hustle in one of these so here it is Kung Fu Hustle 2004 https://youtu.be/UAzHYVXUARU Stephen Chow et al Comedy Violence, nudity some strong language Also available on Netflix Notes about the film. If you dig around in academic databases you can find that couple of academic papers were written about the use and abuse of Chinese religious tradition. Notice the...
  • Muskogee County gun range posts sign saying establishment is 'Muslim free'

    08/13/2015 1:06:51 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 30 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 8-13-2015 | SAMANTHA VICENT World Staff Writer
    Muskogee County gun range posts sign saying establishment is 'Muslim free' The Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha, off U.S. 69 in Muskogee County, has posted a sign indicating the business is a Muslim free establishment. Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:45 pm | Updated: 2:49 pm, Thu Aug 13, 2015. By SAMANTHA VICENT World Staff Writer An owner of a Muskogee County gun range confirmed Thursday that his business has a sign posted on its window indicating the facility is a "Muslim free" establishment, an act that has drawn criticism and raised legal questions from a...