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  • Teacher who said Islam was 'true religion'... found guilty of misconduct

    01/06/2016 4:19:02 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6 January 2016 | Isabel Hunter
    Teacher at Trojan Horse school who said Islam was the 'true religion' and Christians and Jews were ignorant is found guilty of misconductA former teacher at two Birmingham schools linked to the Trojan Horse scandal could face a lifetime ban from the classroom after he told pupils that Christians and Jews were 'ignorant' and Muslims have 'the true religion'. Wakass Haruf, 30, was found guilty of 'professional misconduct' for making the 'inappropriate' comments during a playground sermon to mark Islamic Friday prayers in June 2013. A panel said that while Mr Haruf's comments to pupils during the sermon were...
  • To the conservatives in Paul Ryan's District: VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT!

    12/16/2015 4:19:18 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. Mitch McConnell is safely ensconced in the Senate Majority Leader position, for the Establishment and its donors went all out in 2014 to protect him. And we know the Establishment and its donors will do the same to protect Paul Ryan. They will work to destroy anybody to dares to run against him in a primary. And then they will just say "too bad, republicans, it's Ryan or the democrat." Therefore, the conservatives in Paul Ryan's district can do the nation a service by voting against him in November of...
  • (yodawg) (trump)

    12/11/2015 2:09:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
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  • ‘The Wiz Live!’ Slammed as Racist on Social Media for All-Black Cast

    12/05/2015 8:25:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 101 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/15 | [The Wrap] Daniel Holloway
    Some folks in the Twitterverse apparently don’t know their musical history. Angry Twitter users took to the social media platform in the days leading up to NBC’s broadcast of “The Wiz Live!” to decry what they considered racist casting. The Thursday-night live production featured an all-black cast led by Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo and newcomer Shanice Williams. That is in keeping with the history of the stage musical, which has always featured a black cast, as well as the 1978 film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. However, many Twitter users vented about the casting nonetheless. I just...
  • Democrat Who Wants To Disband Benghazi Committee Has Attended Just One Of 45 Interviews

    09/04/2015 2:03:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/15 | Chuck Ross
    A Democratic member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi is calling for an end to the investigative body, but Republicans are hitting back hard, pointing out that the lawmaker, Adam Schiff, has largely served in absentia, attending only one of 45 interviews the committee has conducted. Schiff, from California, issued the call to disband the committee in a New York Times op-ed published on Friday. He claimed that the panel has lost sight of it purpose of investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and is now focused only on taking down former Secretary...
  • Study finds septic tanks don't keep poo out of our water

    08/04/2015 1:26:09 PM PDT · by dware · 88 replies
    Newser via Fox News ^ | 08.04.2015 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    In the largest watershed study of its kind, Michigan State University researchers have sampled 64 river systems in the state for E. coli and the human fecal bacteria B-theta and found that, in a nutshell, septic tanks aren't working. At least not as well as experts thought. The researchers say that "sample after sample" shows bacterial concentrations are "highest where there were higher numbers of septic systems in the watershed area," water expert Joan Rose tells Phys.org.
  • North Carolina Hindu temple sign hit with over 60 shotgun blasts

    07/19/2015 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    The Om Hindu Organization of North Carolina is planning to build a 3,600 sq ft temple in Clemmons and has bought 7.6 acres at the site where the sign board, which was shot at, was put. (Representative illustration) Houston: A sign board for a planned Hindu temple in the US state of North Carolina has been fired at, leaving over 60 holes in the sign, prompting authorities to probe the incident that has shocked the Indian community. The incident happened sometime between noon July 4 and about 1pm last Saturday, Forsyth county sheriff's office said in a report. The sheriff's...
  • Russell Simmons compares NYC horse carriages with Holocaust

    07/18/2015 3:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Associated Press, CBS ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. The Wall Street Journal reports that he likened horse carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put people in ovens."
  • Tracking Down Leviathan

    07/06/2015 8:17:47 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2015 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Tracking Down Leviathan by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * What exactly was the leviathan described so vividly in Job 41? Was it a swimming reptile like a plesiosaur or a mosasaur, or something we have yet to unearth? We may never know the answer for certain, but the latest discovery of a large, semiaquatic dinosaur offers another possibility.1 Most specimens of the large theropod dinosaur Spinosaurus, made famous by the Jurassic Park movies as the dinosaur that defeated T. rex, are found in North Africa. Whether an encounter between the two would have had the same result in reality is highly...
  • Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From 'Dukes of Hazzard' Car [Aug 2012]

    06/23/2015 6:18:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 89 replies
    Screen Crush ^ | 8-27-2012 | Mike Sampson
    The General Lee - Bo and Luke Duke's vehicle of choice from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' - is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it's about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car. The news has reportedly been floating around the hobby community over the past few days as 'Dukes of Hazzard' collectors became aware of a new regulation. A collector on HobbyTalk.com was told by a...
  • Reagan Brought Us Eight of the Best Damn Years this Country's Ever Seen- Yet We Learn NOTHING

    06/06/2015 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    -as a nation, anyway But withstupidityandingratitudein fashion -andmeritocracyout of style- who has time to hear about Reagan'stowering success? Some of us in this country do still honor Ronald Reagan's memory -and heed the lessons of his glowing example, i.e. Ted Cruz- and yesterday, Fri June 5th was the 11th anniversary of The Gipper's passing- hard to imagine missing another politician the way I do this very, very great man. Sure wish he was here to talk some sense into our wayward nation... and smack the beatniks, losers, and communist agitators upside the head. Nancy Reagan places flowers on Ronald...
  • NYTimes -Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

    06/01/2015 6:36:37 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 11 replies
    June 1, 2015, Charles Blow, NYTimes, "It can take decades, or even a lifetime, to recover if recovery is even emotionally available for the survivor."Can the same can be said for child/teen victims of emotional and physical abuse they experience when their unskilled, immature single moms irresponsibly introduce them to a life filled with struggle and pain in a community populated by depressed people? Quoting a January 2011 LAWeekly interview with 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar: "Lamar's parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. "My mom's one of 13 siblings, and they...
  • Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold

    05/23/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Americans believe that there are six times as many gays and lesbians in the population as there actually are, according to new data released by Gallup. According to Gallups tracking surveys in the first four of 2015, 3.8 percent of the U.S. adult population says they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. However, in a survey conducted May 6-10, Gallup asked: Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? On average, Americans said it was 23.2 percent.
  • Flunking Civics Should No Longer Be An Option

    04/21/2015 6:01:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "Don't know much about history" -- Sam Cooke It's an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: "What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?" The person replies: "I don't know and I don't care." Each week, Jesse Watters of Fox News interviews mostly young people about politics, government, current events and history. He claims their displays of ignorance are not edited. The worst part is that the interviewees don't seem to care that they know little about their government and country. In a recent episode, interviewees...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Obama's Morally Confused Prayer Breakfast Lecture

    02/07/2015 4:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I find it very odd that a president notably lacking in humility and frequently riding his own high horse would lecture American Christians about those subjects because they presumably condemn acts of barbarism by Islamists. Talk about a string of disconnects. While we're at it, let's note one more. Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast, also exhorted us to "uphold the distinction between our faith and our governments -- between church and between state." Last time I checked, it was not Christians, unless you believe that Obama is a Christian, who were using government power to restrict religious liberties of...
  • Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did - First African American to Walk on the Moon!?

    01/19/2015 6:47:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/14 | Mark Dice
    Americans Forget Martin Luther King and What He Did. Mark Dice interviews beachgoers in San Diego about MLK for Martin Luther King Day 2015.
  • Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition (video)

    11/04/2014 3:21:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 28, 2014 | PoliTech
    Texas Tech's new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation's politics! You might be surprised.
  • Without Reliable, Rapid Tests, Ebola Ignorance Infects Us All

    10/27/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    Like most Americans, I suffer from a bad case of Ignorantia Febris Ebola, or Ebola Ignorance. When Ebola first hit American shores, my gut instinct was to simply ban travel from the affected countries, or at least quarantine travelers for 21 days. I wrote Im all for preventing a panic, but a panic is what we will get if we dont get this situation in hand quickly. The media-fed panic we are seeing (and its not a true panic, more a malaise or angst) is the result of the rapid spread of Ebola Ignorance, which has an R0 value of...
  • Maher vs. Affleck on Islam: Maher Should Apologize to Christians and Jews

    10/09/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Actor Ben Affleck, star of the hit film "Gone Girl," recently appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show along with Sam Harris, author of the book "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion." Maher and Harris accused Affleck of ignoring the extent of intolerance within Islam. Maher said: "Liberals need to stand up for liberal principles ... like freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities -- including homosexuals. These are liberal principles that liberals applaud for. But then when you say, 'In...
  • Tempest over Obama's tea cup salute: CIC sparks anger by saluting US Marines with drink in his hand

    09/23/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 Sep 14 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama saluted a pair of United States Marines on Tuesday while holding what appeared to be a styrofoam cup in his saluting hand, a breach of military regulations that won't win him fans among veterans and servicemen.
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 150 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • Resident of One of Most Liberal States Explains How Shed Fight the War on Terror

    07/15/2014 5:10:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 97 replies
    Theblaze.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jason Howerton
    How would you fight the war on terror? Watters asked. Lets be friends, lets work together, she replied. You want to be friends with al Qaeda? Watters said. I want the entire world to know that we are all connected, the woman added.
  • How could Stephen Spielberg kill a Triceratops?

    07/11/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | july 11, 2014 | David Mccormack
    Gullible internet users in uproar over vintage photo of Jurassic Park director posing with 'prey'. A photo of the Hollywood director on the set of his 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park was posted online last Sunday. Facebook meme-maker and wit Jay Branscomb added a jokey caption claiming the photo showed a 'despicable' hunter. Not everyone was able to appreciate his sarcastic sense of humor and criticized the 'animal killer'. One commenter labelled Spielberg an 'inhumane p****' despite Triceratops being extinct for 66 million years. Steven Spielberg, Im disappointed in you. Im not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER, she...
  • Reform Math Must be Destroyed Root and Branch

    07/04/2014 1:37:17 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The Education Establishment went way too far, and this has presented the country with a unique opportunity for real improvement of the public schools. As never before, parents across the United States will tell you emphatically that they hate Common Core, and they especially hate Common Core Math. The Education Establishment will try to maneuver around this revulsion. Compromises will be offered. The same dumb ideas will be repackaged as something new and wonderful. The challenge is to refuse to compromise. Sometimes a good thing, compromise is now the biggest threat to genuine reform. Our Education Establishment has been selling...
  • New York Times poll shows: 40% of Americans are stupid, greedy, mentally defective or all three

    06/27/2014 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Those of us who have followed the decline of America under Barack Hussein Obama are supposed to be encouraged by the results of a recent New York Times survey on attitudes toward the president and his policies. The sharp drop in support for this enemy of America is a nice thing but the numbers leave questions that tell a bigger story. While those who have ears to hear and eyes to see recognize that Obama is the worst president in American history, it is a tragedy that at least 40% of Americans identify themselves as too greedy, too stupid or...
  • Uselessness on display

    06/13/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 6 replies
    Personal E-Mail | 6/13/14 | Senator Jeff Flake (R, AZ)
    Thank you for contacting me about U.S. Marine Corps veteran Andrew Tahmooressi. As you may know, on March 31, 2014, Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested on weapons charges in Mexico after arriving at a border crossing point with a pistol, shotgun, and rifle in his truck. Possession of a firearm is a federal crime in Mexico, and Sergeant Tahmooressi is currently being detained while he awaits hearings concerning his case. Sergeant Tahmooressi maintains that he took a wrong turn and had no intention of crossing the Mexican border or trafficking arms. Although this affair is a matter for the Mexican judiciary,...
  • Has Russia Gone Rogue?

    06/01/2014 7:13:11 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1 Jun 14 | Kim Zigfeld
    Has Russia gone rogue? Information revealed last week indicates that it has, and that because of the reckless weakness of Barack Obama, America now faces a neo-Soviet Russian bear primed for aggression, just as in the era of the USSR. Last week, the spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, announced that Russia is now a vigilante nation. He stated: And if not a single state in the world is capable of admitting the evident facts that Ukrainian authorities have been acting as criminals, Russias Investigative Committee will shoulder this responsibility by opening a criminal case. o in other...
  • Idiots On Parade &#10145; Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day! &#10145; OMG Video

    05/27/2014 10:21:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Trouble Making Beyoch ^ | 5/26/14 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday.
  • Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan [USA's "longest war" to end? NOPE!]

    05/26/2014 6:53:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Michael Bowman
    ....[Obama] told troops he is thankful for their service. He called them "real heroes." He also pledged to bring a responsible end to Americas longest war. He promised to announce fairly shortly how many U.S. troops will remain in the country after the current combat mission is concluded at end of this year.
  • SEE IT: Helpless stray cat goes flying after being kicked by heartless creep in Brooklyn

    05/06/2014 3:43:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/6/14 | Joseph Stepansky , Rocco Parascandola , Mark Morales , Ginger Adams Otis
    Andre Robinson, 21, is seen laughing as he lures the unsuspecting kitty toward him before he kicks it with full force, sending it flying 20 feet through the air. Video of the vicious May 2 act was posted on Facebook and circulated for several days before cops arrested Robinson on Monday. He has eight prior arrests, including one for knifepoint robbery
  • How many stars are in the solar system?

    04/22/2014 7:48:56 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 117 replies
    Vanity | 4/22/2014 | Self
    I got this email from a relative. Scary how uneducated some "educated" people are. These are middle class 30s people with good jobs, a mix of high school and college graduates. I was at my friends house last night and there were a bunch of people over. It was really nice out so we stayed outside most of the time. When the stars started to appear I used an app on my phone that lets you look up in the sky and it identifies what stars/planets/constellations youre aiming the phone at. One thing lead to another and a person made...
  • Senator Insists Videos of Him Must Have Been Photo-Shopped

    03/29/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) vociferously denied ever accusing victims of Obamacare of lying about their troubles. He dismissed video evidence of him making such accusations as bogus. In an earlier era seeing is believing might have been a powerful verification of reality, Reid said. However, in this age of increasingly sophisticated computers, software, and savvy users one can no longer count on believing ones own eyes and ears. It is inconceivable to me that I would have made such a foolish and politically inept assertion in public. Reids portrayal of sophisticated computer users victimizing him clashed with his...
  • Disproportionate Numbers of Black Kids Being Suspended from Preschool Programs

    03/24/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 109 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/21/14
    Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schoolsand they're disproportionately Black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data released March 21 by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Advocates have long said that get-tough suspension and arrest policies in schools have contributed to a "school-to-prison" pipeline that snags minority students, but much of the...
  • The Profound Arrogant Ignorance and Stupidity of Liberals in Charge

    03/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. Theyre even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate.In case you missed it, Drudge tweeted, Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX shortly after filing his first quarterly installment for 2014...
  • Liberal hatemongers explode over innocent picture of 12-year-old Piper Palin

    01/12/2014 10:20:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2014 | Joe Newby
    It seems the mere mention of the name "Palin" is enough to send liberal hatemongers over the edge. On Saturday, Twitchy reported that's exactly what happened when 12-year-old Piper Palin tweeted a "selfie" that was a clever response to something her mother posted on Facebook. Predictably, liberal hatemongers on Twitter reacted like Pavlov's dogs and engaged in the usual hatred Americans have come to expect from the left. The former governor, Twitchy said, was in Pasadena on Friday to promote her new outdoor program. Palin told television critics she hoped her program would empower young women to get outdoors,...
  • Evidence that Charter Schools Better Serve Poor People Disparaged

    01/06/2014 8:38:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    A 2013 study on Michigan charter public schools done by Stanford University and a recently released study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy showing that charter schools do a better job serving low-income students than public schools was disparaged by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as off target. The studies indicated that charter schools enroll a larger proportion of students from low-income families (70%) than public schools (55%). On top of this, the Stanford study found that black and Hispanic students did significantly better in reading and math when in charter schools than their peers in conventional public...
  • Best Creation News of 2013: Astronomy

    12/18/2013 8:42:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 72 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-18-13 | Brian Thomas
    Best Creation News of 2013: Astronomy by Brian Thomas, M.S. * This year science has challenged the popular idea that the universe developed all by itself over billions of years. Astronomical discoveries from 2013 confirm creationstarting with the moon and reaching to the farthest galaxies. If the moon was formed over four billion years ago by some colossal impact as secularists assert, then it should be dry as a bone. The violent impact would have melted all the minerals and thus would have ejected any water from its magma. But this year researchers reported discovering water within the minerals of...
  • Population and the Age of the Earth

    01/03/2014 10:54:01 AM PST · by fwdude · 166 replies
    CreationMoments ^ | n.d. | CreationMoments et al
    Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it How long have people been living on the Earth? The evolutionist says two million years. The Bible-believing Christian says about six thousand. Who is right? Statistically, a couple must have 2.1 children to keep a population at the same level. In practice, this means a minimum of three children per family. Let us suppose for a moment that the biblical account of the Genesis Flood in which just eight people survived is true. Let us further suppose that...
  • Age of Ignorance (projectile vomit alert)

    12/30/2013 4:56:23 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 17 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | March 20, 2012 | Charles Simic
    Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. Its no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nations most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesnt look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bull$hit. An educated, well-informed population, the kind that a functioning democracy requires, would be difficult to lie to, and could...
  • Is the President Dishonest Or Ignorant? (How about both?)

    12/05/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacares many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own. Theres a difference between anecdotes and data, he said. Hes right, of course. And he should know his boss has governed by anecdote, not data, not facts, since he took office. Putting Obamacare aside for the moment, the most egregious example in the history of the United States of the bluster of anecdotes over reality came in...
  • The Myth Of JFK

    11/21/2013 5:28:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Few events and people have had more words written about them than that day and that man. But, and I have to be honest here, I dont get it. In fact, Ive never gotten it. Yes, losing a president to an assassins bullet is a traumatic national event, something weve fortunately not been through again since although there have been some close calls. And its the one event where everyone over the age of 55 seems to recall exactly where they were when they heard the...
  • Target Removing Criminal History Section from Job Applications

    11/04/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 72 replies
    Afro ^ | 11/1/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Individuals seeking employment with the Target Corporation will soon notice a change in the companys job applications. The Minneapolis-based company recently announced that they will no longer question applicants about their criminal history. The company said it expects to remove the question from applications nationwide in the coming year. According to the National Employment Law Project, the decision was based on a new Minnesota law and the efforts of grassroots organizations that have been pressuring the company to change their standards. Target is finally doing the right thing by reforming its hiring policies so that qualified job applicants arent automatically...
  • Parent Wants KKK Founders Name Removed from Fla. Black High School

    09/13/2013 8:11:07 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 59 replies
    Afro ^ | 9/12/13 | Zenitha Prince
    A Jacksonville, Fla. father is waging a campaign to change the name of a school that was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and the first grand wizard of the Klu Klux Klan. Omotoya Richmond is the originator of the fast-growing petition on Change.org that has amassed more than 77,000 signatures at last count on Sept. 12. The Long Island, N.Y. transplant told the AFRO he did not want his 7-year-old daughteror any other childwho may eventually matriculate at a high school in Duval County, to have to attend a school named after someone whose legacy is that...
  • DOJ Sues to Stop School Voucher Program

    09/02/2013 11:34:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge to prohibit school districts in Louisiana from issuing vouchers to students currently enrolled in failing public schools. The vouchers are intended to give these students an escape route while simultaneously inducing schools to improve their performance. Attorney General Eric Holder didnt take issue with the desire to improve student outcomes, but counseled that all must be treated equally. Under the voucher program, students with parents who care about their childs education will be able to opt out. Students whose parents are indifferent wont. It is our belief that all must sink...
  • Is Putin real Christian or Communist KGB Hoax?

    07/03/2013 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Marianland · 95 replies
    Rafael Brom and Libor Brom ^ | 07/03/2013 | Rafael Brom
    Looks like that many Christians forgot that Russian Orthodox Church was and is controlled by KGB. Their priests were and are KGB agents. Yes, they want to conquer world, not with Russian Christianity but with long range planned Russian Communism which they exported successfully with Communist religion "Theory of Evolution" to the West. Now they are pretending that they are good guys with their phony Christianity. Wolf change clothing but never his nature and useful idiots getting hooked on this Putin's "Christianity" hoax. Lenin, the founder of the first Communist state, put it simply: "First we will take Eastern Europe,...
  • Don't Know Much About Geography

    08/15/2013 7:41:03 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/15/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over a half-century after Cooke wrote that lighthearted song, such ignorance is now all too real. Even our best and brightest -- or rather our elites especially -- are not too familiar with history or geography. Both disciplines are the building blocks of learning. Without awareness of natural and human geography, we are reduced to a sort of self-contained void without accurate awareness of the space around us. An ignorance of history also creates the same sort of self-imposed exile, leaving us ignorant of both what came before us and what is likely to follow. In the case of geography,...
  • Rebuilding an America in Which Everyone Counts

    08/02/2013 4:23:48 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 25 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/31/13 | Rep. Elijah Cummings
    As President Obama and America move forward with full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this nation continues to be embroiled in the fundamental struggle for human dignity that Dr. King addressed at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago. Although the President did not stress this historic perspective during his seminal remarks on economic renewal at Knox College last week, he made it clear that the movement to assure affordable health care for every American is a moral, as well as economic, imperative. The President believes, as do I, that the harsh reality of too many Americans dying before their...
  • Time to Rethink Everything (Zimmerman Verdict = Reparations)

    07/30/2013 6:15:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 90 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/24/13 | Minister Ari Sesu Merretazon
    PHILADELPHIA--The stench of injustice has spilled over with the nauseating smell of institutional murder once again. Left unchanged, this injustice will linger until the next injustice, and the next caseuntil we finally get it: public policy, in the form of reparations, is the solution to all of our social ills and the injustices that frame our existence. Its time to rethink our demands and actions. Reparations is a word to describe what can be done to help victims of chattel enslavement overcome the horrific generational damage that they suffered and the means to give them back their dignity and to...