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  • Public Schools: the Three Big Problems that We Must Fix

    10/15/2018 7:34:39 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 22 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 1, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Summary: One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education.... K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth...
  • French Class As the Perfect Way to Teach Everything

    09/27/2018 6:36:00 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    There is one constant throughout the past 100 years. Professors of education came up with ever more exotic schemes and nomenclatures for how education should be organized, even as these schemes confused students and destroyed achievement. Each scheme had a catchy name (Open Classroom, Life Adjustment, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Common Core) and a phalanx of resistance-is-futile jargon. Somehow the proposals didn’t translate into gains. One might cynically conclude that the jargon was a goal in itself (to get a grant, to build a career, to impress ordinary citizens). You may even suspect that the larger purpose of all these schemes is...
  • Media Matters Hires Fake Fact-Checker Who Falsely Maligned a War Hero

    07/24/2018 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.independentsentinel.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | By S.Noble
    Remember last month when celebrities like actor Ron Perlman smeared as a Nazi a veteran of the Marine Corps and double amputee who now works for ICE as a computer forensics analyst? They misread his tattoo which is a symbol of his platoon. A New Yorker fact-checker spread the lie far and wide without checking with the veteran. Talia Lavin, the now-former fact checker for The New Yorker, was hired by the radical-left Media Matters to fact-check right-wing outlets. This comes within a month of her slandering the disabled veteran and ICE employee as a Nazi. She is now free...
  • Reviving journalism

    07/05/2018 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recording history, whether a community event or a gargantuan cataclysm, is a calling. It is ministering to society by relating facts not fantasy Going from spin to facts, vagueness to specifics and inferences to full quotes. This is part of what it would take to revive journalism. Simple, right? In reality, hardly possible in a world where journalism schools have mostly been redesignated schools of communications, which is a completely different and oppositional field of study. Consider what news writing was intended to be—journaling the occurrences of the day. Keeping a public diary, in a manner of speaking, without personal...
  • It Depends on What the Meaning of Facts Is

    03/30/2018 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Former President Barack Obama (I love the adjective preceding his title) made some comments at the recent Global Opinion Leaders Summit in Japan that I can't let slide, so please forgive me. "It used to be that the two political parties in the United States would disagree but there was a common base line of facts and a set of norms in terms of political behavior that were followed. ... You could have a disagreement, but basic things got done. ... And some of the reason for that is ... it used to be that in the United States, there...
  • Las Vegas Massacre – “Supernatural” – Paddock Said His Brain Was Hacked – More Strangeness And...

    02/11/2018 7:55:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 39 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    There is more strangeness coming out of Las Vegas with each new day. Stephen Paddock told a prostitute he feared he was an “experiment.” He, also, told her he was born with “bad blood.” She went on to say he performed bizarre sexual acts on her, and now she is missing. She told girls after work that she was scared something would happen to her. Paddock paid her $6,000 a night, and she said she had been with him the night of October 1, 2017. We know that the room service ticket showed he had two people in his room...
  • The Memo and the Truth

    02/06/2018 5:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That's human nature. Such is the case with the "memo" released last Friday by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee. The four-page document alleges, in the words of a Wall Street Journal editorial: "the FBI and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court appear to have been used to influence the 2016 election and its aftermath." If true, that is real collusion. Conservative partisans are rejoicing and having...
  • Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned

    11/16/2017 3:39:34 AM PST · by Candor7 · 175 replies
    WBRC Fox 6 News ^ | 15 Nov. 2017 | Janet Hall
    Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned (Video News Feed)
  • "BE INFORMED, NOT JUST OPINIONATED" - Fact checking the fact checkers

    09/14/2017 9:46:41 AM PDT · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Just Facts Daily ^ | 2017 | website
    I've spent a lot of time looking for a straight publication of statistics and factual statements. Here's one I think many people will benefit from. http://www.justfactsdaily.com/false-arguments-against-evidence-of-vote-fraud/
  • Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence

    08/16/2017 6:59:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    CBS 19 News ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Courteney Stuart
    Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence By Courteney Stuart Posted: Tue 7:01 PM, Aug 15, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- In the days since the violence of the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally, anger has mounted, some of it directed at the civil rights organizations that represented rally organizer Jason Kessler in his legal fight to keep the rally in Emancipation Park. The Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead said he doesn't regret taking the case and notes that it's about defending the First Amendment, not supporting the mission of the rally. "If you're going to believe in the...
  • The WaPo Story About Trump “Misleading” is Misleading and Ignores Some Major Facts!

    08/02/2017 8:20:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Washington Post’s shiny new story about the possibility of Donald Trump having mislead the American people by stage-managing the whole response to the “Russian Lawyer” meeting of Don Jr. is as inventive a piece of fiction as they can legally get away with. The use of “Anonymous sources” YET AGAIN, is becoming ludicrous. It lacks evidence, and in fact is easier to poke holes in then a pair of fishnet stockings. The “Scandal” comes from the assertion that when news broke of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a “Russian Lawyer, the President himself stepped in and stage-managed the whole...
  • When Conspiracy Theories Become Facts

    05/27/2017 7:40:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Of course not all conspiracy theories are true. There are so many out there. However, sometimes they turn out to be true. The following is sourced from Jake Anderson’s recent Anti-Media article, “10 More Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts.” Operation Ajax, the CIA’s Iranian Coup A 1953 Iranian coup that ousted the elected Mossadeq and reinstalled the monarchical power of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi ultimately resulted directly in the 1979 Iranian revolution that created an anti-West Islamic republic led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. “Nayirah,” the False Pretext for the first Gulf War The First Iraq War involved a...
  • Disarming the Population: the Real Facts about Guns in the U.S

    02/22/2017 4:53:10 AM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Mark Angelides
    As a Brit, it has often baffled me as to the direction that gun control is heading in the U.S. Britain and many other nations have firsthand experience of what happens when stringent gun control laws are brought in: Gun murders rise sharply. If you want the full statistics with tables, check out the report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, here. Here are some key findings: UK gun ban introduced: Homicide rate increased dramatically. Ireland gun ban introduced: Homicide rate increased dramatically. Jamaica gun ban introduced: Homicide rate increased dramatically. Can you see a pattern?
  • Seven Inconvenient Facts About Trump’s Refugee Actions

    01/30/2017 2:19:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/17 | John Hayward
    The sober and logical reasons for President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and visitors are rising above the noise after an evening of hysterical over-reactions and emotional meltdowns on the nation’s TV networks. Advocates of sane, secure immigration policy have long noted that it’s almost impossible to have a reasonable discussion of the refugee and immigration issues, because it’s been sentimentalized and politicized beyond the realm of rational thought. This weekend brings them another superb example of media-magnified shrieking about fascism, bleating about “white nationalists,” howling about “religious persecution,” false invocations of the Constitution, and theatrical sobbing on behalf...
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline and the rule of law — facts matter

    12/14/2016 7:58:21 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 12/12/2016 | Miki Kolobara
    Watching the events and the court case surrounding the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I appreciate that people are paying attention to any negative environmental impact an oil pipeline may have. At the same time, I cringe at the coverage and the absence of important factual information related to the pipeline’s legal permitting process. When I hear celebrities on the news claim the Dakota Access Pipeline is going through the heart of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land, I expect the reporters to correct them. The media should tell us that the pipeline follows existing utility easements (including the existing gas...
  • The Evil Hillary Clinton

    11/10/2016 5:47:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | September 03, 2016 | By Jen Kuznicki
    49 abominable facts about Hillary the media won't tell you  By Jen Kuznicki September 03, 2016 If you listen to the news, the only real reporting being done about Hillary Clinton has to do with her email scandal. Even though she violated the Espionage Act, the FBI refused to prosecute. Her family’s foundation is under heavy scrutiny. But did you know these other important points about Hillary’s life-long run to the White House? Saul Alinsky During her college years at Wellesley, Hillary Clinton formed her political ideology as a close friend and confidant of Saul Alinsky, the Marxist firebrand who...
  • Some Interesting Internals from The Top Polls Used By RealClearPolitics

    11/06/2016 10:56:18 PM PST · by OneVike · 46 replies
    11/6/16 | OV
    I'm only grabbing information from the internal numbers of the questionable polls that bring into question the final average. Makes you wonder about those who can't remember if they voted 4 years ago? There are a few interesting things to note from the McClatchy-Marist poll above. Especially when you consider they under polled Republicans. If you recalculate the number you would find that Trump does much better against Hillary with men than she does with women which is skewed by the over sampling of Democrats. Plus when pollsters say college educated vs college uneducated, they mean those with a...
  • 51 Favorite Facts You’ve Always Believed That Are Actually False

    09/20/2016 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 104 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | no date given | DAVID MCCANDLESS
    Napoleon wasn't short? Bananas don't grow on trees? Here, the world's most contagious myths and misconceptions debunked.
  • The Danger of the Black Lives Matter Movement [Heather MacDonald facts]

    07/19/2016 6:53:26 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 7 replies
    Imprimis Journal from Hillsdale College ^ | April 2016 | Imprimis Hillsdale College Heather MacDonald
    See the article on the web. Excellent data. https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/the-danger-of-the-black-lives-matter-movement/ An excerpt doesn't begin to capture Heather MacDonald's excellent data.
  • The Danger of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement (Shocking Crime Stats Laid Bare- Gasp)

    05/11/2016 5:44:17 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 42 replies
    Imprimis ^ | 4-27-2016 | Heather mac Donald
    Standard anti-cop ideology, whether emanating from the ACLU or the academy, holds that law enforcement actions are racist if they don’t mirror population data. New York City illustrates why that expectation is so misguided. Blacks make up 23 percent of New York City’s population, but they commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crime, according to victims and witnesses. Add Hispanic shootings and you account for 98 percent of all illegal gunfire in the city. Whites are 33 percent of the city’s population, but they commit fewer than two percent...