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  • Davenport high school buys property from local university

    04/03/2015 6:58:19 PM PDT · by Aliska · 7 replies
    AP and multiple ^ | April 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>When the mayor vetoed the building of a sports stadium in a residential neighborhood, SAU sold the property to Assumption High School which was not restricted to the residential zoning regulations.</p> <p>This has been going on for a couple of years now.</p>
  • Gang of Six Unveils High-Tech Immigration Bill

    01/13/2015 12:52:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 13, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    A bipartisan group of six senators — including Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), the Gang of Eight member mulling a run for president — released the first bipartisan immigration bill of the new Congress, in the form of legislation to expand high-tech visas and green cards for immigrants. “Our bill is a commonsense, bipartisan approach to help ensure that those who have come here to be educated in high-tech fields are able to stay with their families and contribute to the economy and our society,” said Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), who headed up the effort. “I’m...
  • Allen's (TX-HS) $60M stadium will be closed this fall

    05/20/2014 9:12:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    MaxPreps ^ | May 20, 2014 | Stephen Spiewak
    Eagle Stadium, the $60 Million facility that Allen (Texas) debuted in 2012, will close for the fall, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. The stadium, which made news earlier this spring when cracks were discovered in the cement of its concourse, was deemed unfit for public assembly. According to the report, which cited analysis done by the Allen school district, the stadium support structures are not sufficiently capable of supporting the weight of the concourse level.
  • Police: Driver took selfies, posted about Happy song on Facebook just before fatal crash

    04/26/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by csvset · 64 replies
    High Point Enterprise ^ | Apr. 26, 2014 | Jordan Howse
    High Point police say the woman who died in a head-on collision Thursday was posting selfies and updating her Facebook status moments before the fatal crash. Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, of Clemmons, updated her Facebook status with: “The happy song makes me HAPPY” one minute before the crash was called in to police, investigators say. “These posts were brought to investigators’ attention by family and friends,” said Lt. Charles Lanier with the High Point Police Dept. “Investigators say that she also was taking pictures of herself while driving. The posts were very close proximity in time to our first calls...
  • Video: Toddler made to smoke 'spliff' in bathroom in shocking film posted on web

    04/11/2014 8:10:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    Mirror ^ | 4/11/2014 | Mirror
    A shocking video has appeared on the web apparently to show a toddler being made to smoke a marijuana joint. The video, posted using the Vine phone app, captures a boy who looks no more than two-years-old being handed the cigarette in a bathroom. Completely oblivious to what is happening, he inhales the rolled-up cigarette and exhales smoke. At least one man's voice can be heard laughing and shouting: "He's smoking it!" It is not known if the adult involved is a relative of the boy or not. The appalling video, believed to have been taken in the US,...
  • The next battle in the right to smoke weeds...Salvia

    01/24/2014 4:45:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 1/24/2014 | Live Leak
    Video Linky Here Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with nearly 1000 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. Within the Lamiaceae, Salvia is member of the tribe Mentheae within the subfamily Nepetoideae. It is one of several genera commonly referred to as sage.
  • Polis Extends Colorado Cannabis Invite to Obama, Reid [to reinforce their emerging beliefs]

    01/23/2014 2:04:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call - 218 ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matt Fuller
    (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Rep. Jared Polis wants President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to come see how Colorado is implementing its new marijuana legalization laws. Polis, a Colorado Democrat and cheerleader of his state’s new legalized marijuana laws, told CQ Roll Call he wants the two leaders to “visit a regulated store and a growing operation with me to see our Colorado laws enforced. It’ll only reinforce their emerging beliefs when see what we’re doing in Colorado.” In a letter that will be sent on Thursday, Polis extends the invite and thanks Obama and...
  • SHOOTING at Arapahoe High School in Colorado – At Least 2 Injured (Video)

    12/13/2013 2:15:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    Police say the shooter is down inside the school. The school is eight miles from Columbine. FOX News reported: Police were responding Friday to a report of a shooting at a Colorado high school. Fox 31 Denver reported two persons were injured during the incident at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, about 13 miles south of Denver. The school has about 2,000 students. It is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.
  • Watch this high school senior’s epic takedown of Common Core [VIDEO]

    11/14/2013 5:57:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/13 | Robby Soave
    A Tennessee high school senior is receiving widespread attention for an eloquent speech he made against Common Core at a school board meeting. Ethan Young, a senior at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made an impassioned argument for dropping the new national education guidelines, which he called “a glowing conflict of interest … that illustrate a mistrust of teachers.” “Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves,” he said. Young reserved particularly harsh judgment for the nationwide standardized testing required by Common Core. “If everything I learned in high school was a measurable objective: I haven’t learned...
  • 'Are You High?!' Anderson Cooper Mocks GOP Strategist Who Said Ted Cruz Is 'Having Bunny Sex'

    10/16/2013 5:16:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/16/13 | Breaking News 24x7
    Published on Oct 16, 2013 During late-night Capitol lawn coverage of the debt ceiling, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper mocked GOP strategist Alex Castellanos for being "high" after the commentator likened Ted Cruz's shutdown strategy to the rabbit mating rituals. Castellanos agreed with his Democratic counterpart Paul Begala that Cruz is behaving in a short-sighted manner by shutting down the government to expand the conservative base. As such, the GOP strategist recalled a bizarre analogy. "A friend explained to me today, finally, what Ted Cruz is doing," he said. "And I finally understand: He's having bunny sex." While Begala let out...
  • In Eric Holder's DOJ, enforcing the law equally is 'high heresy'

    08/19/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/13 | Grae Stafford
    In the final part of his interview with The Daily Caller, J Christian Adams, a former lawyer with the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division turned whistle-blower, explains how the internal dynamics of the DOJ operate and how a political agenda is being instigated through the implementation or non implementation of law. “I saw it on the inside of justice, at the Justice Department,” Adams said. “I saw the structures, the attitude, the philosophies, the conference room meetings and you begin to get an appreciation for how this whole left-wing apparatus works when you are actually a part...
  • Number Of Older Workers (55 And Over) Rises To New Record High

    06/07/2013 1:20:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/7/13 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest installment of another long-running series, we look at the age bracket distribution of those who are lucky enough to get new jobs each month, versus those who aren't. It should come as no surprise that once more the majority of new jobs created in the month of May went to the oldest age-group cohort, those 55 and older, which saw an increase of 203,000 jobs in May, more than every other age group bracket. The result: with an all time high 31,488,000 workers aged 55-69, Americans are far more busy working in their older years than retiring...
  • Woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for wearing thong swimsuit

    05/25/2013 6:56:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 117 replies
    TheState.com ^ | 5-25-2013 | Tonya Root
    Myrtle Beach (SC) police charged a North Carolina woman with indecent exposure after officers warned her about wearing a thong swimsuit along Ocean Boulevard, according to an arrest report. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, of High Point, N.C., was arrested at 5 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Ocean Boulevard, the report said. Officers charged her with the misdemeanor offense after she was warned twice by officers to cover up. A covered up Garness was taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail on a $469 cash bond, according to jail records.
  • SHOCK: Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities'

    05/21/2013 6:31:41 PM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 149 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 5/21/13 | J.R. Elliot
    Full title - "SHOCK: Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities' between the hours of 1800 and 2300 on the night of Benghazi... ""Two sources close to the inner circle of the Obama White House have communicated exclusively to RedFlag News that during the night of Benghazi, President Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities' between the hours of 1800 and 2300."
  • First lady Michelle Obama to visit Harper High today

    04/10/2013 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/10/13 | Katherine Skiba
    First lady Michelle Obama, visiting Chicago on Wednesday for a discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and civic leaders on ways to combat youth violence, will make a stop afterward at Harper High School, where students and alumni have been hit hard by gun violence. Twenty-nine current or former Harper students have been shot in the last year, eight of them fatally, her office said. The school is in the West Englewood neighborhood. At the school she will meet with a small group of students and counselors “to hear firsthand about their experiences,” her office said. The visit is not
  • Teen Rape Case Shows Our Depravity (I love this guy.)

    03/18/2013 8:44:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-18-2013 | E.T. Williams
    Teen Rape Case Shows Our Depravity, We have lost all moral compass, this because of Abortion, This is because of Homosexuality, This is because our justification have been so corrupted, The verdict was not harsh enough, They Tweeted pictures of the girl.
  • 'She didn't affirmatively say no': Silence means consent according to defense in rape trial

    03/12/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 March 2013 | Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title - 'She didn't affirmatively say no': Silence means consent according to defense in Ohio high school rape trial where passed out, drunken teenage girl was 'sexually assaulted' by multiple football players' Defense lawyers in the coming trial of two high school football players charged with raping a nearly passed-out-drunk 16-year-old girl are expected to argue on the issue of consent. In the case that has shocked the nation, prosecutors state that the inebriated girl was taken to a number of parties by a group of drunk teenagers, supporting her to walk when she wasn't physically capable. The prosecution...
  • Obama, Because I got high

    08/14/2012 8:58:52 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Planet Dearth | Now | Me
    Biden: It's like Republicans don't care about no one man! Obama: Roll another blunt Plugs mm, mm, mm La da da da da da La, Da Daaa, La da da da, La da da da, La da da daaa I was gonna get some class until I got high I was gonna quit Pineapple Express but then I got high Then my high screwal teachers comped me and I know why (why man?) yea hey Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high (La da da da da da da da da) I was gonna pay...
  • My Google Map of California's "High Speed" Train Route

    07/14/2012 11:31:54 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 25 replies
    July 14, 2012 | Allan J. Favish
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208917031495194459069.0004c4ad51191c57b657d&msa=0
  • High Quality of Life in Judea and Samaria, Say Gov’t Statistics

    05/21/2012 12:53:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    More than 80 percent of 304,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria own their own homes, nearly 15 percent more than the national average, according to government statistics. The official population figures, higher by up to 20 percent than numbers reported by several left-wing groups, do not include young people living in “illegal” communities. Information from the Central Bureau of Statistics, reported by Globes, paints a picture of quality of life not enjoyed by Israelis living in urban communities. The statistics do not include other factors such as education, which is a high priority in most towns in Judea and Samaria...
  • High earners say au revoir to France

    05/13/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/13/12 | Emma Rowley
    As summer draws near, thoughts of the well-heeled Parisian turn to Le Grand Départ. The annual mass exodus from the French capital sees the city's inhabitants while away the August heat in the countryside. But this week many of the biggest earners across the Channel have been mulling a départ which could be rather more permanent. (Snip) In addition, France's high earners feel increasingly unwelcome in a country now led by a man who has admitted: "I don't like the rich." So where are they looking? London. It comes as no surprise – while Hollande prepares to raise taxes, over
  • High school football players arrested for on-field assault - with photos (R.O.P. alert)

    01/24/2012 1:44:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 106 replies
    Press & Guide ^ | 1/24/12 | J. Patrick Pepper
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS — A figurative beat down turned literal beating has led to the felony arrests of a group of local high school football players. Police arrested four Star International Academy seniors Wednesday on aggravated assault charges stemming from an altercation in the team’s last game of the season. The players -- Mohamed Ahmed, Fanar Al-Alsady, Hadee Attia and Ali Bajjey, all age 17 -- are accused of gang-beating Lutheran Westland’s quarterback as time expired in Lutheran’s 47-6 drubbing of Star on Oct. 21. According to numerous witness statements gathered by police, Lutheran’s quarterback was set to take a knee...
  • Obama on political high, but momentum hard to keep

    12/23/2011 5:41:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/23/11 | Julie Pace - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — On a political high, President Barack Obama capped a bruising year by securing a tax cut for millions of Americans — an achievement that overshadowed Washington's deepening dysfunction and the slow progress of the economy on his watch. The White House has ended a year with a political victory before. This time around the stakes are higher, and the president is by no means assured of carrying the momentum deep into an election year. Addressing reporters before heading to Hawaii on Friday, Obama looked like a president in command of the stage again, for now. He left...
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Fri Nov 11 09:07am EST Parents Sue Over Blown Call In Hopes Of N.M. Playoff Spot

    11/11/2011 7:37:42 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 3 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/11/11 | Cameron Smith
    State football playoffs kick off on Friday in nearly all states which didn't start them on the first weekend of November. That's the case in New Mexico, too, though one school is fighting to put some of the state's scheduled matchups on hold until it can have a blown call rectified … and possibly be added to the playoff mix itself. As reported by KOB-TV and KOAT-TV, among other New Mexico outlets, Atrisco (N.M.) Heritage High parents filed an injunction on behalf of the school's football team after it was kept out of the New Mexico Class 4A state playoffs...
  • Jobless rate in Chicago area rises to 10.4 percent

    09/23/2011 7:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Sep 22, 2011 | FRANCINE KNOWLES
    Jobless rate in Chicago area rises to 10.4 percent BY FRANCINE KNOWLES fknowles@suntimes.com Last Modified: Sep 22, 2011 08:42PM The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area rose to 10.4 percent in August from 9.7 percent a year earlier, but dipped from 10.5 percent in July, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The Chicago area was the only metropolitan area in the state to show an increase. The area created 14,000 jobs since August 2010. That’s down from the 31,600 jobs added year-over-year in July. The non-seasonally adjusted report showed the highest unemployment rate in the state was...
  • Libyan rebels closing in on Qaddafi’s compound? Update: BBC says rebels have taken control

    08/23/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Take this with the customary grain of salt that accompanies most breaking reports from urban-warfare theaters, and perhaps especially in Tripoli, where Moammar Qaddafi’s sons are either in custody or acting as tour guides for the capital of Libya.  Rebels now report having reached Qaddafi’s compound, which means that either the regime will fall shortly, or … not:  Libyan rebels battled on Tuesday around Muammar Gaddafi’s headquarters, where a son of the veteran leader had emerged overnight to confound reports of his capture and to rally cheering loyalists for a rearguard fightback.NATO jets flew in support of the rebels, who...
  • China's High Speed Rail System Has First Major Accident

    07/26/2011 7:52:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/26/11 | Megan McArdle
    With all the other horrible events of the weekend, China's high speed rail crash sort of faded into the background. But the toll is horrific: 43 dead, and hundreds more injured after one high speed train ran into another. Critics, such as Michael Sainsbury of The Australian, are now arguing that this is the result of cut corners in the construction process:A picture is beginning to emerge of a network that has been built to unrealistic and politically driven timetables, using a mix of technologies that were given little time to be properly integrated.
  • EPA finalizes stricter air pollution rules for Wisconsin, other states

    07/07/2011 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 93 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 7/7/11 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources. The rules will help those states fight ozone and particle pollution caused by power plants in Illinois, Indiana and other states. But Wisconsin utilities - whose pollution can contribute to air-quality problems elsewhere - will also need to find ways to reduce their own emissions. The likely result: Higher electric bills in the coming years. A group of power companies known as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called the action one of the most...
  • ACLU Threatens N.J. High School With Legal Action Over Graduation at Christian-Owned Site

    05/17/2011 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/11 | Cristina Corbin
    A New Jersey high school with a 70-year tradition of hosting graduation ceremonies in a historic auditorium is standing firm against legal threats from the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims the event violates the separation of church and state because of the Christian-owned site's religious displays. For generations, graduates of Neptune High School have walked down the aisle of the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, where the impressive 6,500-seat venue dominates the landscape of one of the area’s most historic beach towns. Built in 1894, the auditorium is owned and operated by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association,
  • Gasoline prices to stay highthrough 2012, federal agency says

    05/11/2011 9:11:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 5/11/11 | John Funk
    Gasoline prices will remain high through 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. The government's prediction Tuesday assumes significant increases in global oil consumption, oil price increases to go along with that, and even stronger profits for oil companies in the short run. But it does not mention the volatility that has beset oil markets in the last couple of weeks, driving prices to near record highs. The spikes -- driven by massive amounts of investor money electronically moving in and out of the commodities markets -- have convinced many motorists that somebody is gouging them.
  • "American OPEC"

    04/30/2011 11:10:45 PM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Much has been said about the rising price of crude oil over the past months but one aspect that hasn't been the focus has been the fact that while oil itself is still a fair distance from its all-time high of $147 a barrel (light-sweet), gasoline is now just pennies away from the all-time high of $4.11 per gallon. While the pundits are focusing on our need to drill for more oil at home, they are not discussing this disparity between prices then and now and what might be done to mitigate the problem in the more immediate term. Some...
  • DRUDGE: Protesters hit high-end Obama fundraiser

    04/21/2011 11:31:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 27 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 4/21/2011 | Drudge/Various Newsfeeds
    Protesters hit high-end Obama fundraiser... Thurs April 21 2011 12:52:09 EDT Subject: Pool report #1 San Francisco -- ***Protestors in high-end fundraiser - see below*** Motorcade left the Intercontinental Hotel at 9 am local and arrived at the St. Regis for President Obama's last Bay area fundraiser. A couple dozen demonstrators are on a corner across the street from the hotel. They have signs - "Yes We Cannabis" and "Protect Marijuana Patients Rights" - and are chanting something your pooler couldn't make out. One of them also has sign of Uncle Sam's face with "LIAR" written on his hat. About...
  • Patients are denied high cost drugs by NHS trusts

    04/12/2011 8:24:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/12/11 | Stephen Adams & Laura Roberts
    Family doctors are being prevented from prescribing drugs for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis as NHS managers attempt to make drastic budget cuts, an investigation has found. Primary care trusts are adding more medicines to their so-called "red lists" which means they can only be prescribed by a hospital consultant and not a GP. The measure is designed to save money by restricting access to drugs that are often among the more expensive. It also means that many patients find it more difficult to obtain the most effective drugs free on the NHS, even though they have
  • What are Obama's Impeachable Crimes? Anyone Have a List? If Not Let's Start One Now! (Vanity ?)

    03/31/2011 1:55:25 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 72 replies
    3/31/11 | Tom Hawk
    After reading the article, "Rebels execute black immigrants while forces kidnap others", I was incensed as many are. It looks like Obama has committed another crime against the citizens of America by giving aid, comfort, weapons, money, and moral support to those who have not just attacked us in Afghanistan and Iraq, but who are also committing crimes against humanity in Libya. We all know this is not the first time Obama has committed a crime that is worthy of impeachment and incarceration in Leavenworth. So I would like to know if anyone has a list of all his...
  • Why Is Unemployment So High?

    03/21/2011 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 154 replies
    mises.org ^ | 3/21/11 | Robert P. Murphy
    Everyone knows that the unemployment situation is very bad, but the official figures (not surprisingly) understate the problem. In this article I'll outline the severity of the stalled labor market, and explain some of the major causes. The Employment Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the official civilian unemployment rate in February was 8.9 percent. However, this figure (called U-3) is very misleading in the present environment, because so many potential workers have become discouraged and are no longer seeking work. Just as a retired person, or a stay-at-home parent, isn't normally classified as "unemployed," so too...
  • Under high congressional pressure, U.S. vetoes controversial Israel resolution

    02/18/2011 3:32:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/11 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. vetoed a controversial Palestinian Authority resolution at the United Nations Security Council as pressure on the administration mounted in the House. A letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to stand up against the resolution condemning Israel quickly racked up signatures in the House on Friday. Reps. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) circulated the letter, which had been signed by at least 110 members, making the rounds beginning Thursday afternoon and again later on Friday. The members responded to reports that a presidential statement condemning Israeli settlements could be
  • Three high school district parents contend textbook ‘romanticizes’ history of Islam

    02/11/2011 10:53:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Carmel Valley News ^ | 2/11/11 | Joe Tash
    Three North County residents contend a textbook used to teach seventh-graders about the Islamic religion in the San Dieguito Union High School District “romanticizes” the history of the religion, and they want the district to use supplemental information to provide what they say would be a more balanced view. Michael Hayutin and Linda Sax, both of Carmel Valley, and James Freedman of Rancho Peñasquitos presented their findings in a 21-page report to the school district’s board of trustees at a meeting last
  • Kids are getting high on a common household spice - nutmeg

    12/12/2010 6:01:36 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 102 replies · 1+ views
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 12/09/2010 | Scott Draper
    TAMPA, Fla. - There are new concerns for parents, as a common household spice is now being abused by teenagers to get high.  Video of kids smoking, eating and drinking large quantities of nutmeg to get high can be found all over YouTube.com. According to various online reports, Nutmeg contains Myristicin, a compound that can cause euphoria and hallucinations. Potential side effects from getting high off Nutmeg include: vomiting, dizziness and convulsions. When shown some of the YouTube videos, random people on the street were shocked to hear this was happening.  "What other kind of seasoning could you possibly try...
  • High court questions broad use of FOIA exemption

    12/01/2010 2:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/1/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is questioning the government's broad use of an exemption in the federal Freedom of Information Act to withhold documents from the public. The justices heard argument Wednesday in an appeal from Glen Milner, a Washington state resident who sued under FOIA for maps showing the extent of damage expected from an explosion at the Navy's main West Coast ammunition dump on an island near Port Townsend in western Washington.
  • Oil price hits six-month high of $83.45

    11/01/2010 12:48:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    BBC News [UK] ^ | 11/1/10 | Staff
    The price of oil has hit a six-month high after encouraging manufacturing data in the US and China boosted confidence in the global recovery. US light crude oil rose by $2 (£1.25) a barrel or 2.5%, to $83.45, while London Brent rose by $1.90 to $85.04 a barrel. Figures showed that the US manufacturing sector accelerated faster than expected in October, thanks to strong new orders and exports.
  • State high court upholds dismissal of 18 criminal cases in Riverside County because of judges

    10/25/2010 5:54:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/25/10 | Maura Dolan
    California's budget crisis has proved a boon for some defendants. In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of 18 criminal cases, two of them felonies, in Riverside County because there were not enough judges to hear them. The court blamed the problem on the state's failure to hire more judges. Chief Justice Ronald M. George, writing for the court, said Riverside County's "congested criminal caseload represented a chronic" problem. "The lack of available courtrooms and judges was attributable to the Legislature's failure to provide a number of judges and courtrooms sufficient to meet
  • Cost of checking accounts at all-time high

    10/25/2010 3:25:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/10 | Mary Ellen Podmolik
    The cost of maintaining a checking account rose to an all-time high this year, with much of the increase coming from the fees assessed to maintain both interest and non-interest-bearing accounts rising 40 percent. Other cost increases included a 5 percent increase from last year in ATM fees, to an all-time high of $2.33, while the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM was $1.41, rising almost 7 percent, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. Other fees that rose this year included a 3 percent increase in overdraft fees, to a record high of $30.47
  • Wall Street Pee Tests Expose Startling New Drug Trend: Less Coke Snorting, More Pot-Smoking

    08/30/2010 1:56:42 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 20 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2010 | Mohana Ravindranath
    Wall Street is ditching the white stuff in favor of something somewhat more green. And we're not talking about cash. Marijuana was present in 80% of failed drug tests last year, up from 64% in 2007, according to the tests reviewed by Sterling Infosystems Inc.. Cocaine showed up in only 7% of positive Wall Street drug tests last year, instead of 16% in 2007. Relative to the rest of the working world (3.6% of whom failed drug tests last year), the finance industry is pretty clean, with only a 2% rate of drug test failure, according to the Wall Street...
  • US Says Bankruptcies Reach Nearly 5-Year High

    08/18/2010 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC ^ | August 18, 2010 | Reuters
    U.S. bankruptcy filings have reached the highest level since 2005, government data released on Tuesday show, as the economy slows and the unemployment rate hovers just below double digits. There were 422,061 bankruptcy filings between April and June, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, up 9 percent from 388,148 in the prior three-month period, and up 11 percent from 381,073 a year earlier.
  • After Bashing Bush on Unemployment, NYT Now Touting 'Benefits' of High Unemployment

    08/13/2010 7:19:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/13/10 | Lachlan Markay
    In late 2009, when high rates of unemployment began looking like a sad fact of life for the foreseeable future, the media started looking for ways to put a positive spin on the situation. Sure, many had predicted the next great depression when unemployment stood at around 6 percent in 2008, but with Democrats in control of the White House and Congress, a number of reporters suddenly found the recession's many silver linings. (Snip) Now the New York Times is celebrating the fact that the 90.5 percent of those who are employed are seeing a pleasant rise in their wages.
  • Wearing high heels might make you feel sexy and powerful, but think about the future health

    08/10/2010 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/10/10 | Jessie Schiewe
    If there’s one thing to be learned from "Sex and the City," it’s that women love high heels. Sure, they might be painful to wear and challenging to walk in (for some of us, anyway), but as the saying goes, beauty is pain. But blisters might not be the only downside to wearing high heels. In fact, the damage might be occurring higher up on the body – in the ankle, knee and hip, according to new research being presented later this month at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Another key finding: The higher the heel,...
  • Report: Hezbollah on high alert over concern Israel 'preparing something for us'

    07/10/2010 10:38:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/10/10 | Jack Khoury and Haaretz Service
    Hezbollah warned on Saturday that Israel was preparing "something" in Lebanon and that the organization has been on high alert since Israel released aerial images to highlight the militant group's activities close to the Israeli border earlier this week, the London-based Arabic language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.
  • Hamilton College National Youth Poll (Only 25% of HS students who can vote in 2012 approve of Obama)

    05/01/2010 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 490+ views
    http://www.hamilton.edu ^ | April 29, 2010 | Hamilton College
    Executive Summary Most high school students in the U.S. are not very well informed about the specifics of the current economy. Based on a series of six multiple choice questions about the economy, the average number of correct answers was slightly over two. There is somewhat of a dichotomy in youth expectations of the future of the economy. Although most are skeptical about the future of social security and believe that there is a reasonable chance that China will surpass the U.S. as an economic power, they also believe that their standards of living will be better than that of...
  • Black support high for Obama's race-neutral stance

    03/20/2010 7:54:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 671+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/10 | Jesse Washington - ap
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In this banking center walloped by the Great Recession, where unemployment just hit a 20-year high and as many as one in three black people are out of work, blacks could easily be frustrated with President Barack Obama's insistence that a rising economic tide for all will lift African-American boats. Yet despite surging discontent among some black advocates over Obama's refusal to specifically target rising black unemployment, it's hard to find average black folks here who disagree with the president's approach. "He has been addressing the black agenda as far as health care, education, all that," said...