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  • The big con: LaVar Ball has made a living off the backs of his children

    11/21/2017 10:37:16 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Just in time for the holidays, LaVar Ball has been good enough to advise us on one way to obtain a pair of his company’s odd $495 sneakers. Steal them? The father of UCLA freshman basketball player LiAngelo Ball has spent the last week telling the world his son and fellow Bruins Cody Riley and Jalen Hill didn’t really do too much wrong when they were caught shoplifting in three stores during the team’s recent trip to China. They were detained, confined to the country beyond their scheduled departure, released with the help of two presidents, publicly admitted their wrongdoing...
  • Why Do American’s Own So Many Guns?

    10/08/2017 5:45:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 99 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-8-17 | MOTUS
    Finally, something substantive to move us off the Las Vegas shooting incident that nobody knows nuttin’ about: the Harvey Weinstein disgusting pig-man chronicles. I see that Lanny Davis and Lisa Bloom (Gloria Allred's little Eveready Bunny clone) both resigned today as more sordid stories ooze out. And seriously, how scummy do you have to be to have your own brother blow the lid on the story? Bob Weinstein, the disgruntled co-founder of The Weinstein Company, may have been the mastermind behind an exposé of lurid sex allegations that led to his brother’s humiliating downfall, the sources said. What a charming...
  • Social Security – History – Laws – Entitlements – Abuses – And Why Pay Taxes To A Broken Government?

    07/01/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Back before the Industrial Revolution most people were rural, and they lived off the land. Families took care of their aging families. Parents had big farm houses that encompassed not only Mom, Dad, and children, but Grandma and Grandpa were a part of the mix…possibly even Aunt Hilda if she needed a roof over her head. The whole family worked together to make the living. Even little Johnny had his chore of feeding the chickens. His little sister gathered the eggs, and Mama fixed them for breakfast. Meanwhile, Daddy had already gotten up at the crack of dawn to build...
  • 67% Hispanics in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate

    06/21/2017 5:07:24 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Learning English is a much bigger hurdle for immigrants than earlier believed, with most Hispanics being functional illiterates, even those who have been in the United States for over a decade. A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate. And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn -- or even had to -- more, 67 percent, of Hispanics don't have English proficiency even after 15 years in America. The Center...
  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 3-29-16 | Walter Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • A NUCLEAR OPTION WITH BOTH TRUMP AN HILLERY

    03/04/2016 8:58:13 AM PST · by PCPOET7 · 37 replies
    THIS is a VANITY POST I just got up after sleeping on what I saw in the debate. I have fluctuated back and fourth between supporting Trump (I am one of those angry at the republican establishment) and being fearful of what he might bring. after watching the debate and the attacks made by cruze and Rubio on Donald trump I have come to the conclusion that he is dangerous and has to be stopped. Theses are the reasons why; 1. The off the record comments that trump had with the new York times. I think Trump is right about...
  • Merkel’s Germany: Two-Thirds of Syrian Migrants Are Illiterate – Can’t Work

    12/11/2015 10:54:30 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Up to 65 percent of Syrian "refugees" and migrants entering Germany can't read or write which makes it nearly impossible for them to get work.
  • People Have Been Thrown in Prison for the Kinds of Stuff Carly Fiorina Engaged in as Lucent’s CEO

    09/29/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 29, 2015
    While Carly Fiorina has unquestionable debate skills, the more I research her background, the more troubled I become. While it's clear that she is -- politically speaking -- somewhere to the left of Jeb Bush on policy, it is her business record that is most alarming. Let me start with a little history lesson and a company called Lernout & Houspie. Founded in 1987 by two Belgians, L&H went public in 1995 on NASDAQ and operated from U.S. headquarters in Burlington, MA. Specializing in voice recognition software, L&H rode the tech boom to a peak market valuation of $10 billion....
  • Obama makes it official: Chicago will be home to presidential center...(It will be easy to park)

    05/12/2015 2:15:46 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/12/15 | Mark Peters
    President Barack Obama will build his presidential library on Chicago’s South Side, choosing the city where his political career was born after searching for more than a year for a location. The nation’s third-largest city was seen as the front-runner from the start, and although stumbling at points, emerged from a shortlist that included such candidates as New York’s Columbia University, where Obama did his undergraduate studies, and the University of Hawaii, located in the state where Obama was born. “All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago,” Obama...
  • CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: ‘Nobody’s Passing’ Written Test

    01/04/2015 11:53:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Many illegal immigrants at a Northern California DMV reportedly were failing the written exam when applying for driver’s licenses on Friday. Under the AB 60 law that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed in 2013 and took effect at the start of 2015, illegal immigrants were able to apply for driver’s licenses on Friday. And nearly 1.4 illegal immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in California in the next three years. At a DMV in south Sacramento, Veronica Oropeza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant who has reportedly been driving without a license for six years, reportedly failed her written exam twice....
  • Coming Soon!.2015 State Of The Union Address.How Will Obama Explain 2014?

    12/30/2014 4:00:33 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 46 replies
    Here we go again!,so what will Obama open up the next SOTU Address with? Record Stock Market & 5.4 Unemployment? We go through this every year. And after each SOTU Address we all discuss and/or make a list of the issues Obama "Forgot To Bring Up".Has he ever brought up the debt? Has he ever brought up the never-ending violence/terrorism in Europe/Africa? Hey! Maybe this time he will bring up Al Sharpton and Bill Deblasio! 2014 should go down in history as the year we were all exposed to never-ending lies and scandals from the left! And this time, It...
  • Meet Gwendolyn Chapman : Jackson MS Candidate (humor)

    04/05/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/1/2014 | WAPT
    I can't catch my breath. Seriously. XD
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Jeantel: "The Jury, They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation"

    07/16/2013 3:45:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 183 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | July 16, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    RACHEL JEANTEL, FRIEND OF TRAYVON: Well, the jury, they see their facts. My thoughts of the jury, they old, that's old school people. We in a new school, our generation, my generation. So -- PIERS MORGAN: Let's talk about 'creepy ass cracka.' People have said that that is a phrase used by black people, cracka, to describe a white person. Is that true?
  • The Country That Stopped Reading

    06/03/2013 11:26:58 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5th 2013 | DAVID TOSCANA
    EARLIER this week, I spotted, among the job listings in the newspaper Reforma, an ad from a restaurant in Mexico City looking to hire dishwashers. The requirement: a secondary school diploma. Years ago, school was not for everyone. Classrooms were places for discipline, study. Teachers were respected figures. Parents actually gave them permission to punish their children by slapping them or tugging their ears. But at least in those days, schools aimed to offer a more dignified life. Nowadays more children attend school than ever before, but they learn much less. They learn almost nothing. The proportion of the Mexican...
  • The Campaigns Against the Western Manner of Learning to Read and Applying English Grammar

    11/19/2012 3:00:43 PM PST · by Pleistarchos · 28 replies
    The Hot Gates 480BC ^ | Pleistarchos
    .... From there the regression into abandoning the teaching of reading to children was rapid. Teaching “reading” came to be viewed by many to be the act of repeatedly showing children flash cards in an effort to get them to recognize words by rote memorization as opposed to actually reading the words. Fortunately for my eldest, this had not reached the elementary schools by the mid-90s and she was taught how to read and write. My youngest, though, was met with this like a freight train and the results were comparable with a train wreck. My youngest was a hard-working...
  • Former Joe Biden Aide: Obama 'Financially Illiterate'

    10/25/2012 6:37:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/25/12 | William Bigelow
    Don’t bother saying it ain’t so, Joe. According to a former staffer for Joe Biden, the Vice President is selfish, disloyal and concerned about his own manhood. Jeff Connaughton, the author of “The Payoff,” a book that came out in September which indicts Democrats for being controlled by the big banks, tells anecdotes about Biden that reveal Biden to be less of a good guy than he portrays himself. Story #1. After Biden gaffed during the 2008 campaign and said Obama would be tested as president, Obama waited until a few days after the election to chide him. Biden met...
  • "Send a letter to your gaining Command ..... " (Must read for Navy)

    02/15/2012 7:41:51 PM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 47 replies
    cdr salamander ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | Blog
    Excerpt: "Where is that advice written? I remember reading it once or twice - and it was something I never did; just not my style. My instincts were spot on with this - as a nice Fleet LT we had a new guy coming to our command - a guy with a "reputation." You know the type. "
  • Ted Nugent farted, some thing his indicates he too is running for President

    09/30/2011 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Scythian · 103 replies
    Honestly folks, these threads are getting absolutely rediculous. I'm damn near ready to vote for Obama again cause I'm sick of the Palinites, Chrisies, and now even as insane as it may sound, Huckabites .... What a circus, I'm so glad it's Friday, I wish Palin and Chris Christie would shut up, announce they aren't running, cause they aren't, and let us get on with defeating Obama. I can't believe Jim Rob hasn't banned me today, I'm going bonkers !!!