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  • 'No More Che Day' To Educate Students Who Honor Man Who Murdered Thousands

    09/17/2012 10:41:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 17, 2012 | Ron Meyer
    As if we didn't know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leans (more like trips) left, an official email commemorating the beginning of "Hispanic Heritage Month" included an image of known murderer Che Guevara. … The EPA released an apology—but, apparently, for the plagiarism, not for using the image of Che: "The email was drafted and sent by an individual employee, and without official clearance." … Either way, the EPA and this employee need to be reminded that Che Guevara was a cold-hearted communist who murdered thousands of innocent people. …
  • Jesse Jackson To Teachers: 'We've Lost More Children In Chicago Than In Libya, Iraq And Afghanistan'

    09/17/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 11 replies ^ | 2012 09 17 | Unattributed
    Jesse Jackson at Saturday's rally for striking Chicago school teachers
  • Antietam: A Savage Day In American History

    09/17/2012 4:22:21 AM PDT · by iowamark · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/17/2012 | Tom Bowman
    On this morning 150 years ago, Union and Confederate troops clashed at the crossroads town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest single day in American history. The battle left 23,000 men killed or wounded in the fields, woods and dirt roads, and it changed the course of the Civil War. It is called simply the Cornfield, and it was here, in the first light of dawn that Union troops — more than a thousand — crept toward the Confederate lines. The stalks were at head level and shielded their movements. Cannon fire opened the battle with...
  • William Duckworth, An Innovative Voice In Music And Teaching, Silenced At 69

    09/16/2012 3:23:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | September 13, 2012 | Tom Huizenga
    The music world has lost a quietly innovative and influential voice. Composer, professor, author and performer William Duckworth has died at age 69... Duckworth, who claimed to be the founder of postminimalism, wrote some 200 compositions...
  • Florida teen's hair ripped out by machine in wood shop class

    09/15/2012 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Washi · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | FoxNews
    A Florida school district is investigating whether a teacher violated safety procedures after a student's hair was ripped out by a wood shop machine, reported. Deltona High School senior Kayla Carrera, 17, was in wood shop class when her long brown hair got stuck in a drill press machine.
  • Democracy in America and religious element of American colonial life : de Tocqueville

    09/15/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT · by djone · 1 replies ^ | David Barton
    .13 "Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more did I perceive the great political consequences resulting from this state of things, to which I was unaccustomed. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom pursuing courses diametrically opposed to each other; but in America I found that they were intimately united, and that they reigned in common over the same country."...Moreover, almost all the sects of the United States are...
  • 'Junk DNA' Debunked

    09/14/2012 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 5, 2012, 2:01 p.m. ET | GAUTAM NAIK and ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    The deepest look into the human genome so far shows it to be a richer, messier and more intriguing place than was believed just a decade ago, scientists said Wednesday. While the findings underscore the challenges of tackling complex diseases, they also offer scientists new terrain to unearth better treatments. … Encode succeeded the Human Genome Project, which identified the 20,000 genes that underpin the blueprint of human biology. But scientists discovered that those 20,000 genes constituted less than 2% of the human genome. The task of Encode was to explore the remaining 98%—the so-called junk DNA—that lies between those...
  • QE3 And Bernanke's Folly - Part I

    09/14/2012 7:18:30 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 11 replies
    Street Talk Live ^ | September 13, 2012 | Lance Roberts
    Earlier this year, as the markets were expecting QE3 from one Fed meeting to the next, I was stating another program would not come until September after data for Q2 GDP could be analyzed. However, as we moved into August, and the markets were rallying strongly on "hope" of further balance sheet expansion programs, I moved my estimates out until the end of the year. The reasoning, as I stated, was under the assumption that Bernanke would save his limited ammo for a weaker market/economic environment. Clearly I was wrong. Much to my surprise, and against all of what seemed...
  • The incredible stories of character the media isn’t telling you about Mitt Romney

    09/14/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies
    About three weeks ago, Glenn asked TheBlaze to find the stories about Mitt Romney that the media isnÂ’t telling and Americans should know. He was fed up with the pictures being painted about Romney through the mainstream media and campaign ads. In 2008 all conservatives really wanted was the media to research Barack Obama like they do everyone on the right. Is it too much to ask for the American people to know a little background information on the man they may elect to be their President. The history being shown about Mitt Romney on the news has been so...
  • Chesterfield rejects Michelle Obama's bid to speak at county school [Virginia]

    09/13/2012 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 13, 2012 | Mark Bowes
    First Lady Michelle Obama had sought to speak at a Chesterfield County elementary school during her campaign swing through Virginia today, but county school leaders rejected her request, citing school policy, a Chesterfield supervisor has confirmed. “I do believe and think that Mrs. Obama, the first lady, should be allowed to attend a Chesterfield school,” said Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland, who confirmed the Obama campaign request. “I know it’s not school policy. However, I just do not agree with that, because I think it’s an honor for the first lady to visit a school. That’s just my personal opinion...
  • Wag the Dog???

    09/13/2012 7:30:36 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 14 replies
    Vanity | 9/13/12 | EqAndyBuzz
    Has anyone noticed something about Chicago?
  • Skeleton found in Leicester could be Richard III

    09/12/2012 9:09:02 PM PDT · by MrsEmmaPeel · 35 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | CBC News
    Archeologists at the University of Leicester in central England say they have discovered a human skeleton with battle wounds and a curved spine that could be the remains of King Richard III.
  • It's Romney, 16-4 (Vanity)

    09/12/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 46 replies
    Four years ago this week, my daughter's 5th grade class took a poll and Obama led McCain in the Presidential race 14- 7. I knew this wasn't a good sign for McCain as even here in upstate NY the annual 5th grade class poll is as accurate as they come. They had picked the winner with almost 100% accuracy since FDR, when this highly scientific poll began (ha ha). They got in wrong with JFK, but my dad always claimed no, they got it right, just to many dead people were allowed to vote in Illinois. Fast forward to yesterday....
  • U.S. Education Spending and Performance vs. The World

    09/11/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies ^ | 2/8/2011 | MAT@USC
    We’ve put together this infographic that compares the United States’ education spend and performance versus eleven countries. The U.S. is the clear leader in total annual spending, but ranks 9th in Science performance and 10th in Math.
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback, Spokesperson Says (Teachers Union Poster)

    09/11/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | 9-11-2012 | Eyder Peralta
    via TwitterA sign seen during a protest by the Chicago Teachers Union.The strike going on in Chicago is serious: 350,000 students are locked out and we brought you the news in a post from this morning.We'll get back to real news in a little. First, here's a bit of levity:There is a picture from the picket lines on Monday that had Daniel Strauss, who tweeted it, saying, "Civility has disappeared in Chicago Teachers Union protests."The sign was written in all caps: "RAHM EMANUEL LIKES NICKELBACK."Nickelback, if you're not of that persuasion, is a popular Canadian rock band, which is not...
  • Norland College Admits Its First Male Student. Would You Hire a Male Nanny?

    09/11/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    For more than a century, Norland College in Bath, England, has trained young women to be elite caregivers to the world's wealthiest children. This year, though, the famous nanny school is taking on something new: a male student. Michael Kenny, 18, is the first young man to enroll in the elite school's Bachelors of Arts program in Early Childhood Studies, which they offer in association with the University of Gloucestershire.
  • University of Phoenix Tops Debt Slave Racket with 35,049 Student Loan Defaults

    09/11/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Global Economic Analysis ^ | 09/11/2012 | Michael Shedlock
    Congratulations to the University of Phoenix, a private for-profit school, which has the dubious distinction of having 4,359 percent more student loan defaults than Columbus State, the top public school. A student loan is considered in default when it is 360 days delinquent. Number of Loans in Default The above chart from the New York Times article Bad Student Debt Stubbornly High as Collection Efforts Surge. There is now over $1 trillion in student debt and $76 billion of that is in default reports the NY Times in Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans As the number of...
  • The Top 100 Universities In The World

    09/11/2012 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2012 | Shlomo Sprung
    The top three spots on the QS World University Rankings changed this year, with MIT taking the top spot for 2012. MIT overtook the University of Cambridge, which took second place ahead of Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. British schools took four of the top six spots, but American colleges and universities occupy 13 of the top 20 spots in the annual ranking. This ranking is based on reputation among academics, reputation among employers, citations per faculty, staff-to-student ratios and international attractiveness. Check out the entire list: 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 2 University of Cambridge United...
  • 9/11 . . .Eleven Years On . . .lessons to learn

    09/11/2012 5:23:53 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | 9/11/2012 | Baron Bodissey
    Eleven Years On by Baron Bodissey I’m writing these words in the wee hours of Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. The same date eleven years ago was also a Tuesday, and the two days look to be similar in other respects. According to the weather forecast, today will be bright and sunny, with low humidity and a high in the mid-70s. New York City will be a couple of degrees cooler. So the day appears to be a carbon copy of September 11, 2001. Except, of course, that the people who live west of the Hudson River won’t see the twin...
  • 30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison

    09/10/2012 11:29:08 PM PDT · by LucyT · 11 replies
    WorldTruthTV ^ | September 10, 2012 | staff writer
    If you live in the United States of America, you live in a giant prison where liberty and freedom are slowly being strangled to death. In this country, the control freaks that run things are obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that we do. Nothing is private anymore. Everything that you do on the Internet is being monitored. All of your phone calls are being monitored. In fact, if law enforcement authorities suspect that you have done something wrong, they will use your cell phone microphone to listen to you even when you think your cell phone...
  • NBC News(about 400,000 children will not get their "instruction", during Chicago school strike)

    09/09/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    NBC News | 9/9/12
    Lester Holt, NBC news anchor around 5:40 PM CDT on 9/9/12 went to a reporter, in Chicago, and the reporter said that appx. 400,000 children would not be "instructed" if the teachers went on strike. Obamanomics in action, if you "rich" Americans don't give us Chicago teachers, more money, we will stop "instructing".
  • Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loan Roundup

    09/09/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 8, 2012 | Andrew Martin
    At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting debt by wearing T-shirts with the amount they owed scribbled across the front — $90,000, $75,000, $20,000. “I couldn’t believe the accumulated wealth they represent — for our industry,” the consultant, Jerry Ashton, wrote in a column for a trade publication, “It was lip-smacking.” Though Mr. Ashton says his column was meant to be ironic, it nonetheless highlighted undeniable truths: many borrowers are struggling to pay off their student loans, and the debt collection industry is cashing in. As the number of people taking...
  • Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner

    09/08/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 31, 2012 | Dr. Bill Warner, CSPI
    The history of Islam is based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.
  • The Value of a College Education (What is the point if you do nothing with it?)

    09/08/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2012 | Stephanie Blanchard
    My two older brothers are polar opposites. One is a fiscal conservative with a large house and property; the other squats in our deceased mom's co-op to save on rent. One is a salaried IT executive; the other is a paralegal. One is action-oriented; the other is philosophical and passive -- he prefers to hide from creditors, in fact, and refuses to work overtime to make additional cash. One is college-educated; one is not. Can you guess which is which? What is the point of having advanced education if you do nothing with it? More than twenty million students will...
  • Government Zombie Promos Are Spreading

    09/08/2012 7:22:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies
    news ^ | Sep 7, 2012 | Sydney Lupkin
    The government’s zombie apocalypse is spreading and could come to an emergency-management center near you. A few weeks before the government’s Zombie Awareness Month in October, FEMA’s monthly webinar Thursday discussed the success of the Centers for Disease Control’s zombie-preparedness campaign and how other centers can use pop culture references – even fictitious ones like the walking dead – to promote gearing up for real disasters. Almost 400 emergency-management professionals tuned in nationwide, according to an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Zombie-preparedness messages and activities have proven to be an effective way of engaging new audiences, particularly young...
  • A Reason I Need Obama Gone.

    09/07/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT · by pnut22 · 59 replies
    Vanity | September 7, 2012 | Self
    I work in retail in a town of about 20,000. The racial balance is about fifty/fifty, white and black. The town is home to 2 black colleges. One is private and one is public. Since Obama's election the attitude of the students is just disgusting and becoming more so as the MSM continues to inflate, overstate and outright lie about the achievements of Obama. My job is to stock shelves and make sure the store looks good for the morning. All night long students seem to think it's their job to make this as difficult as possible. They think nothing...
  • Obama, an Empty Chair, and Empty Education

    09/07/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For several days after Clint Eastwood amazed and amused the Republican National Convention by addressing an invisible President Obama, the reviews were mixed and contentious. Even Republicans were nervous that Eastwood had gone too far. Meanwhile, liberals had no doubt that Eastwood’s senile disrespect would destroy, or at least upstage, Romney’s candidacy. On Sunday, everything changed. President Obama announced that Eastwood was one of his favorite actors. I think this was a gesture of surrender. The more that Democrats talked about how misguided Eastwood was, the more people wanted to look at the video for themselves. Couldn’t have that. Here’s...
  • Some Killer-Diller, Super-Duper Malarkey to Jive Grand Tots

    09/06/2012 8:01:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Standard-Examiner ^ | Mon, 09/03/2012 | Charles F. Trentelman
    When our sons were small, my wife and I found a lot to enjoy about the cartoon “Marvin.” Poopy-diaper jokes were hilarious, but now, for some odd reason, we identify more with “Pickles,” currently one of the paper’s more popular strips. This may have something to do with the fact that the stars of the strip are grandparents. We are grandparents of two lovely children, absolute angels, certainly cuter than your grandchildren. A study recently said grandparents play a key role in the development of children by passing down cultural attitudes and ideas. The guy who draws “Pickles” saw that...
  • The monsters are due on Maple Street (vanity)

    09/06/2012 4:05:06 PM PDT · by djf · 13 replies
    9/6/2012 | djf
    Being somewhat of a video nut, I've accumulated quite a few VHSs and DVDs. One of my personal favorites is the complete collection of "The Twilight Zone", the original series broadcast on CBS in the late 50's, early 60's. One of the episodes from the first season is entitled "The Monsters are due on Maple Street". It is a speculative look at what happens to a small town neighborhood and the people when the lights go out and strange things happen like machines spontaneously turning on and off. Bow some of the people remain pretty cool-headed. But some are suspicious,...
  • Student Loan Bubble: The Hidden Reality (It's worse than we think)

    09/06/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Sense on Cents ^ | 09/06/2012 | Larry Doyle
    America is increasingly aware that the student loan bubble is a major problem for millions of students, families, and our nation as a whole. While far too many politicians from both sides of the aisle talk in platitudes about the need for education, few if any of these politicians are willing to pull back the cover and expose the ugly reality embedded in current data on the student loan bubble.Yes, America knows that total student debt now exceeds all other forms of consumer debt. We also know that total student debt is now approaching $1 trillion dollars. I personally...
  • Two arrested in connection with threats made toward school

    09/05/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by nin_kasi · 1 replies
    The Baxley News-Banner ^ | September 5. 2012 | Staff Writer
    According to Police Chief James Godfrey on Friday, August 24 officers of the Baxley Police Department met with the school resource officer (S.R.O.) at the Appling County High School in reference to a threat. On arrival the S.R.O. told officers that two students had told him of a threat that was sent to them on their Facebook page, and that the sender told them to stay away from school on Monday, because he was going to shoot it up. Officers interviewed several students and conducted an investigation. Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assisted in investigating the computer trail...
  • Pro-School Choice Film Rattles Dems, DNC

    09/05/2012 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 10 replies ^ | 09/04/2012 | Christian Toto
    The movie stars Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as two gritty women who try to take over a failing urban school. Oscar winner Holly Hunter plays a headstrong but compassionate union official fighting the women’s plans. The film played to an appreciative crowd last week at the Republican National Conventional in Tampa, with many movie goers driven to tears before the end credits rolled. Democrats also got a peek at the film yesterday, courtesy of a screening held by Democrats for Education Reform. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, acknowledged the film’s power and “sense...
  • NDSU Players Charged With Petition Fraud

    09/04/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 2 replies (Associated Press) ^ | September 4, 2012 | Dale Wetzel & Dave Kolpack
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Eight North Dakota State University football players, including four starters, face fraud charges for allegedly forging signatures on two potential ballot measures. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced the charges Tuesday. The players were paid $9 an hour to gather signatures to get two citizen initiatives dealing with a state conservation fund and medical marijuana.....
  • Rape charges against high school players divide football town of Steubenville, Ohio

    09/04/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 74 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 9-2-12 | Rachel Dissell
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- It’s Monday, and ominous-looking clouds are pushing over Harding Stadium as dozens of football players in practice jerseys prepare to take on Cleveland’s Benedictine Bengals. But this day two key players are missing from the field.
  • Neighbor calls police after boy's science project lands in his driveway

    09/04/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    Yahoo via 105.5 fm ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    A middle schooler's science project was so alarming to a Manchester, N.H., man that he called police after the contraption landed on his driveway. Eighth-grader Jack Miron of nearby Walton, N.H., had a grand idea for a science project. The Pine Hill Waldorf student rigged a box that included a video camera, weather recording equipment, flags and a beeping device onto a weather balloon, WMUR reports. He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.
  • The Legend of John Saxon, Math Warrior

    09/03/2012 6:21:00 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 27 replies ^ | June 22, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Warning, this article contains superlatives and extreme statements. How should we teach the young? I believe everyone should be passionate about the answers. The country’s fate depends on it. Over the years I often heard the name John Saxon but knew for sure only that his books were popular among homeschoolers. I was under the impression that he wrote his books for them. Not true. He wrote his books for every kid stuck in a classroom. I’ve just finished “John Saxon’s Story: a genius of common sense in math education,” an excellent biography by Nakonia Hayes. It is a smart,...
  • McDonald's Hmong billboard misses mark

    09/03/2012 8:23:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 3, 2012
    ST. PAUL, Minn.- U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's apparent first attempt to use billboards to advertise its breakfasts to Hmong-Americans has left it with egg on its face. Two billboards written in the Hmong language went up this past week in St. Paul, Minn., home to a large portion of the United States' Hmong immigrant population. They read: "Yuavtxhawbpabraukojsawv yuavntxivzograukoj mus." It's meant to be Hmong for "Coffee gets you up, breakfast gets you going." But the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Saturday some Hmong say the phrasing is awkward and words are run together. "It sounds weird in Hmong because...
  • Obama says fatherhood trumps schmoozing

    09/02/2012 9:07:07 PM PDT · by jyro · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun September 2, 2012 | Jessica Yellin
    Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) -- President Barack Obama dismissed criticism he doesn't spend enough time developing relationships with Washington deal-makers who can help push his agenda forward. In an exclusive interview with CNN chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, Obama said he is determined to make time for his family. "Sometimes Michelle and I not doing the circuit and going out to dinners with folks is perceived as us being cool," Obama said. "It actually really has more to do with us being parents." The president has been criticized from all sides for failing to achieve more bipartisanship, especially given...
  • Allen West Tells Reporter ‘I Don’t Want Your Endorsement’

    09/02/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT · by bramps · 42 replies
    front porch politics ^ | 9/1/12 | none
    You gotta love Allen West. He shoots straight from the hip and tells a reporter from a particular paper that endorses his opposition and tells him he doesn’t want their endorsement. In fact, he tells them to keep endorsing the guys that lose. This is the entire article. He also has a video.
  • KFC razzes U.S. grads living with folks

    09/02/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 1, 2012
    NEW YORK, - Recent U.S. college graduates still living with their parents are getting the needle from KFC, a major purveyor of take-out comfort food. As if those jaundiced looks from the parents weren't enough, jobless grads are now hearing it from their pals at KFC through an ad campaign making light of their having to move back home after four years -- or more -- of campus living. Forbes said campaign -- with the tagline "Bite Size Chicken is all Grown Up" -- includes five "mini-shows" in which typical twenty-somethings confront changes that have occurred in their family dynamic...
  • A Hopeful "September Surprise",Illinois,Nevada,Maine,Mass.,Conn.&Jersey Come Into Play.

    09/01/2012 7:41:05 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 19 replies
    Most of us are hoping for a few "October Surprises" that will only decrease Obama's chances of re-election. But for now we can only hope for these two "September Surprises". 1)Obama's Polling/Approval numbers tank closer to forty per-cent. 2)Five or six more states go from "Lean Obama" to "Lean Romney". Now this would have the campaign in a tail-spin! Too many states going red and not enough time and money to travel to all of them. We already know that Illinois&Connecticut are shifting purple. But can you imagine if come mid/late September five/six more states come into play? We will...
  • Caption this photo...

    09/01/2012 4:59:07 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 24 replies ^ | 09/01/2012 | ol hickory
  • Obamanation (One Painting That Says It All)

    09/01/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies
    McNaughton Art ^ | Aug. 2012 | Jon McNaughton
    I chose to use an undisclosed studio so I could paint privately, without interruption, to focus on the task of embedding in a single painting all the subtle, mindless, radical and dangerous atrocities of the Obama administration. I am just one person, a citizen of this country using my first amendment rights to speak out through my art. This is my declaration that we have never had a president do more to harm our country than Barack Obama. To those who scoff or wish to trivialize this painting, I challenge you… I DARE YOU… study the links of the various...
  • Bus driver drops off girl, 4, at homeless shelter after her first day of school

    08/31/2012 8:14:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    mail online ^ | 8.31.2012 | DM reporter
    A four-year-old girl was dropped off at a homeless shelter miles from her home by a bus driver on her first day at preschool. LadyOurlove McInnis was left stranded at Mary's Place in Minneapolis, Minnesota after her address tag came detached from her backpack and the driver failed to check where to leave her. The girl's mother, LadyAshley Myers, called a school district office to ask why her daughter had not been dropped off on Wednesday - and an official said she did not know where the youngster was. When a staff member at the homeless shelter, which is the...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 201: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding"

    08/31/2012 3:59:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 08/31/2012
    This new 10-week online course taught by Hillsdale College professors will examine American progressivism: its historical roots and principles; its rejection of America’s founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival. Constitution 201 Schedule: Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. You will receive an email each...
  • Video of the moment boy is brutally beaten on school bus...

    08/31/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | 8.31.2012 | Mail online
    FULL TITLE: Video of the moment boy is brutally beaten on school bus... after mother campaigned to make them free When Lora Hoagland was fighting to make buses to and from Franklin Township schools in Indiana free for all families, she didn't think her son's very trip to class would land him in the hospital. It all started when Caleb Jones, 14, unwittingly sat in the seat of a violent classmate, 15, who decided to push, punch and berate when he did not get up while the bus was moving. A video of the incident was posted on Facebook by...
  • Harvard Is Investigating 125 Undergrads In Massive Cheating Scandal

    08/31/2012 7:02:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2012 | Meredith Galante and Julie Zeveloff
    More than 125 Harvard University undergraduates are being investigated for plagiarism and other academic misconduct surrounding final examinations, according to Bloomberg News. The incident is the "most wide-spread cheating scandal" known to rock Harvard, school officials told Bloomberg News. All of the students were in a class of around 250 undergraduates. The group being accused will now face the Harvard Administrative board. Officials said they discovered suspicious similarities while reading through the students' end-of-year take-home exams during the summer, according to Bloomberg News. If the students are proven guilty, they may have to withdraw from school for an academic year....
  • NYC Public Schools Change ‘Discipline Code’ To Ease Penalties For Smoking, Cursing, Cutting Class

    08/30/2012 5:14:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    CBS NY ^ | August 30, 2012
    Is Education In The Big City Getting Soft? Schools Chancellor Walcott Says No Students may be catching a break if they misbehave in school. The rules surrounding suspensions in New York City schools are changing. The changes to the discipline code should result in far fewer suspensions, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock reported Wednesday. “Our goal is to make sure the schools are providing a safe environment for our students, but also we just don’t push students out of the classroom where they’re not learning as well,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said. What will be different? Well, for starters Walcott said...
  • Flashback: Erskin Bowles "Obama's political team told him not to support plan."

    08/30/2012 6:55:37 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/30/2012 | youtube Send this clip to your liberal idiot family and friends saying Ryan lied about Simpson Bowles.
  • Any Freepers CPAs who completed the Becker course?

    08/29/2012 9:04:08 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 5 replies
    Which format did you use? Self-study? Online? Classroom? Were you satisfied with that format? How long did it take you to successfully pass the exam? Thanks.