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  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies ^ | 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...

    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 Lucents 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 Chicagos South Side, choosing the city where his political career was born after searching for more than a year for a location. The nations 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 Yorks 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: Nobodys 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 drivers 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 drivers 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: Well 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
    ( - 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 were not doing right by them by creating work, Jackson Lee said. I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and well 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
    Dont bother saying it aint 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 !!!
  • The Murder of an American Nazi

    09/26/2011 12:24:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2011
    When Jeff Hall, a rising star in the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement, was murdered last spring by his own 10-year-old son, it seemed easy to blame the boy's exposure to violent rhetoric and guns. But, as correspondent Lesley Stahl reports, the truth is far more complicated. "60 Minutes" investigates the case and the growing strength of hate groups nationwide. The following script is from "The murder of an American Nazi" which aired on Sept. 25, 2011. Earlier this year, the leader of a neo-Nazi group was murdered in Riverside, California. His name was Jeff Hall. He was a burly man,...
  • Behar: Illiterate Palin Is Back Like Jock Itch, Guest Accuses Palin of Anti-Semitic Jokes

    04/29/2011 5:37:11 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/29/2011 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursdays Joy Behar Show on HLN, host Behar quipped that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has returned "like jock itch," after playing a clip of Palin on Fox News Channel making fun of CBS anchor Katie Couric. Behar: "I give Sarah Palin credit. She's out of favor. She's out of the limelight. And then, suddenly, she's back like jock itch, and just as snarky as ever."

    04/29/2011 4:40:20 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/29/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Ill let NewsBusters tell you what happened, but lets just say it includes Joy Behar calling Sarah Palin illiterate while comparing her to jock itch, and also a panel member piling on by making the curious charge that Palin is anti-semetic:
  • The U.S. Military's Homophobia Problem

    01/07/2011 9:19:41 AM PST · by speciallybland · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2011 | Meghan McCain
    Last years repeal of DADT was a triumph, but Captain Owen Honors lewd, homophobic videos show how were a long way from gay and lesbian soldiers serving in a welcoming environment, says Meghan McCain. The historic repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell last month was a major turning point for gay rights in the military and for the whole country. But fresh off the repeal came news of the lewd, homophobic videos created by Captain Owen Honors, (now former) commander of the USS Enterprise, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The videos, which were shown onboard the USS Enterprise to thousands of...
  • Second 9/11 in America

    12/12/2010 12:36:45 PM PST · by harygarfield · 7 replies
    Last night I was talking about Presidential Directive 51, but I think this is a little bigger than that. There is a bigger picture that I've come across and Directive 51 is just the official piece of legislation that allows complete government control. In my research I came across an article about COINTELPRO which is a program started by the FBI in the 60's to destroy dissenters, the Church commission has even accused COINTELPRO of MLK's death. Also, I've come across two important articles about the market, one being J.P. Morgan shorting the silver market, second one being the major...
  • NIV Bible Error Lucifer AND Jesus are ONE in the NIV

    11/28/2010 4:13:46 PM PST · by bibletruth · 370 replies · 1+ views
    2010 | bibletruth
    NIV Bible error - Lucifer AND Jesus are ONE in the NIV. See Isaiah 14:12.
  • A Brave New World controversy (PC+stupid=censorship)

    11/17/2010 12:11:20 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 67 replies
    KIRO ^ | 11-17-10 | Linda Thomas
    <p>Something 10th graders at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle did was so upsetting to a student and her mom that it's resulted in a curriculum change at the school, and apologies from the principal.</p> <p>What were they doing? Reading. Reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World as part of their language arts curriculum.</p>
  • Eric Holder Can't Read?

    05/19/2010 7:24:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,014+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    Liberal reporters always think that the liberal politicians they're covering are the smartest people in the room. In fact, when they're opposing something, they're so smart that they don't have to read the policy they're discussing. They have a clairvoyant sense of how wrong it is. Congressman Ted Poe of Texas exposed this liberal arrogance May 13 at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. He was questioning Attorney General Eric Holder on the "controversial" (to the media, that is) Arizona immigration law. He asked an elementary question, although to liberals, it was shocking in its insolence: "Have you read the Arizona...
  • (Photos) Sarah Palin At Wine & Spirits Convention in Las Vegas, NV

    04/06/2010 10:39:48 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 33 replies · 1,438+ views
    I posted 4 photos and several tweets from Governor Palin at The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention: Sarah Palin talking abt federal govt overspending w/ unlimited funds with no budget discipline. Sarah Palin talking abt how govt needs to foster innovation & entrepreneurship Did Sarah Palin attend Babson MBA program? She keeps talking abt entrepreneurship ... Babson is #1 Entrepreneurship School in World!!! Wholesalers of America keynote speaker Sarah Palin --every1 has battles...stay optimistic
  • Government run health care can't work! ZOT!!

    12/02/2009 6:51:41 PM PST · by freep_archetype · 41 replies · 982+ views
    I would rather people die or be poor than be forced to help them. Being forced to help others is not the American way! It's downright anti-Christian of the government to tell me I have to pay for other people's health care! Besides, everyone knows that a public option can't work. Why can't DUMBocrats get it through their thick skulls that it won't work? NO OTHER FIRST-WORLD NATION HAS EVER HAD A SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH PROGRAM. Don't get me wrong, here. I'm not a Republican. They're both two sides of the same coin. I mean, I've voted Republican in every...
  • What the Zot Party Express is doing is Zot-a-crisp and Zot-bigious!

    09/15/2009 5:39:02 AM PDT · by Mrz_truth4 · 1,707 replies · 15,866+ views
    9-15-09 | Mrz_Truth4
    This idea of freedom of speech is going to far with this Tea Party Express. White people in RV driving from city to city disrupting the townhouse meetings. Everyone wants and needs healthcare but the wealthy wants tax cuts, they can pay for healthcare for themselves and others. It won't stiphened their income. I think President Obama's Healthcare reform is great it allows people who can't afford healthcare to have it. That what the Hatians do. It's not socialism it's called taking care of your country so we can stand strong against the enemy. This capital government is a mess,...
  • Talking points against Obama(vanity)

    08/24/2009 10:40:02 AM PDT · by cups · 33 replies · 918+ views
    So I am doing a paper on Obama. I need LEGITIMATE talking points on why you against Obama. Please no opinions but actual facts. So whatcha guys think???
  • Republicans ARE WAY WORSE Than The Democrats

    08/07/2009 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Stephen Colbert · 101 replies · 3,079+ views
    The enemy you know is way worse than the enemy that acts like your friend only to stab you in the back. Once Republicans have the numbers again in the future they're not going to reduce the size of government in any meaningful way, ever. THAT'S A PROMISE. We're on a one way path to larger and larger government. The way Republicans talk you'd think when they're in power they'd put half the federal government and spending on the chopping block. Surely that's what the republican constituents want, right? I think politicians of both parties forget that they are not...
  • Corsi Recovering: Exclusive Interview With Publicist Tim Bueler

    10/13/2008 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 116 replies · 5,697+ views
    Slip Stream News ^ | October 12, 2008 | Dr. Zoo
    CORSI RECOVERING: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PUBLICIST TIM BUELER I just got off of the phone with Tim Bueler, Jerome Corsi's publicist who traveled to Kenya and back with Corsi. They are now in New Jersey and Corsi has recovered enough to do interviews and has done dozens in the last couple of days. I was told that Obama had a million dollars given to the Odinga people by an aide named Mark, I couldn't hear the last name. I believe Tim said this was just done last week, but I am not sure. As Odinga didn't win the election, all...
  • How is long-term socialism not really coming to the U.S. soon?

    10/07/2008 8:47:26 PM PDT · by johnthebaptistmoore · 34 replies · 573+ views
    me | 10/07/08 | johnthebaptistmoore
    After seeing John McCain not "hit it out of the park" during the second debate between McCain and Barack Obama, how is long-term socialism not really coming to the U.S. soon? A possible Barack Obama Presidency along with a probable "dominant leftist majority" of both Democrats and Republicans in Congress in both the House and Senate will truly destroy the entire U.S. as a country! The eventual full implementation of the Fairness Doctrine along with the eventual full implementation of amnesty for illegal immigrants (Both McCain and Obama are really for amnesty for illegal immigrants! Arrgh!), which will also include...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Black-Hole Speech - The will-to-power masquerades as tolerance.

    07/12/2008 9:46:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies · 203+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 11, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    July 11, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Black-Hole SpeechThe will-to-power masquerades as tolerance. By Jonah Goldberg At a recent meeting of city officials in Dallas County, Texas, a small racial brouhaha broke out. County commissioners were hashing out difficulties with the way the central collections office handles traffic tickets. Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield found himself guilty of talking while white. He observed that the bureaucracy “has become a black hole” for lost paperwork. Fellow Commissioner John Wiley Price took great offense, shouting, “Excuse me!” That office, the black commissioner explained, has become a “white hole.” Seizing on the outrage, Judge Thomas Jones...
  • Obama Like Hitler Killer

    07/09/2008 8:27:31 AM PDT · by johnstown · 145 replies · 687+ views
    It is fact. It not hyperbole. It is reality. Barack Obama is like Adolf Hitler in that he daily supports killing mortals. These humans are defenseless babies in wombs. When the Supreme Court banned partial-birth abortion, Obama loudly proclaimed to the media that the Court move was "horrific." There is no reason to be polite regarding Obama's stance. One must be morally realistic. That calls for calling Obama what he actually is. He is a murderer. He kills. He is party to those who intentionally slay boys and girls. Therefore, Obama is like unto Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Idi...
  • Child Protective Services CPS is at it again !!!!! Family ripped apart on their lies

    06/19/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT · by big black dog · 20 replies · 263+ views
    I am a mother of two children, ages son 5 and daughter 2. I am also ( common law ) married with the father of my daughter. will be four years in July of this year. My husband and I have been goin through finacial hard times the past seven months and for there causes stress. In december 2007 my husband went to jail for family assult on me which the police statement was not filled out with the whole truth. I asked my husband not to be taken to jail then but they took him anyway. Now weeks pasted...
  • Bruce Told To Leave Podium After Mexican Comment

    04/22/2008 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 111 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | 04/21/2008 | Steven K. Paulson
    DENVER (AP) ― Rep. Douglas Bruce was ordered to leave the podium of the Colorado House of Representatives on Monday after calling Mexican workers "illiterate peasants." Bruce, a Republican with a history of provoking controversy with his statements and actions, made the comment during a debate on a bill designed to ease a farmworker shortage in Colorado. It drew an audible gasp from the House. "How dare you," said Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Democrat who was serving as chairwoman during the debate. She told Bruce he was no longer recognized to speak. The bill under discussion would allow the state...
  • Explain Please What Is Conservativism

    04/14/2008 6:47:57 AM PDT · by timm6767 · 71 replies · 91+ views
    Hi, I am conservatism and mixed up about the requirements or the reason when it happens.

    04/04/2008 3:49:48 PM PDT · by isnogood_03 · 137 replies · 329+ views
    ARE YOU A COMMUNIST MR. BUSH? YES! I AM!!! This would be the answer if the question had been submitted before the collapse of Soviet Union! That does come out this conclusion for the current Prime Minister of U.S.A.? Simply Mr. Bush today, follows the vision of Stalin and Titos for taking territories from Greece following dance floor their dark drawing! The pseudonym state, nation and the language of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was Stalins dream. Stalin and Tito they manufacture then in August 1944 this state "in the frames of Yugoslavian Federation. They rename from VARDARSKA in" Macedonia...
  • Those who Divide Conservatives' Vote, provoking loss, will bear Heavy Responsibilities for ever !

    02/12/2008 7:20:48 PM PST · by Cluster · 137 replies · 1,067+ views
    Those who Divide Conservatives' Vote, provoking loss, will bear Heavy Responsibilities for ever ! (P.ex. in Va, etc) People will NEVER FORGET those who DIVIDE CONSERVATIVES' VOTE in 2008, stumb their fellow-conservatives in the back, risking to give an Artificial, Anti-Democratic Control of all DELEGATES to a Political MINORITY of Liberals, just by depriving of 1, 2 or 3 % those who dare Fight for Values and Principles able to lift Conservatives Banner", as US President GWBush recently said at the CPAC : - They had already done that earlier, but now, after seing the Consequences (a Liberal MINORITY of...
  • Why aren't the tax cuts working? (Meow Mix)

    01/25/2008 10:26:50 AM PST · by heartsafire · 323 replies · 246+ views
    unemployed mother
    Seven years ago George bush and the republicans gave a tax cut to the wealthy. We had a recesion and as far as Im concerned we never recovered. I was working as a telemarketeer and my husband was at an assembly plant. In 2001 my husband was laid off after his job was outsourced. Then I lost my job too. My husband now works at Target and I held a job at Burger King. A week ago my job was terminated after buisness wasn't so well. Now were in another recession and Bush wants yet another tax cut? If cutting...
  • Programs focus on illiterate immigrants

    12/18/2007 10:23:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 191+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/07 | Heather Hollingsworth - ap
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before Bob Jansen can teach English to the adult immigrants in his lowest-level class, he has to show about a quarter of them how to hold a pencil. Adult education teachers like Jansen are finding themselves starting from scratch as uneducated immigrants and refugees from conflict regions of Africa and rural areas of Mexico and Central America flock to the United States. An estimated 400,000 legal and 350,000 illegal immigrants are unable to read or write even in their native language, according to a July 2007 report from the Migration Policy Institute, an independent Washington think...
  • I Love Freepmail (Vanity)

    09/08/2007 4:39:02 PM PDT · by gotribe · 53 replies · 1,242+ views
    Vanity | 09/08/07 | gotribe first vanity. Posting a little Freepmail sent to me from someone whose account apparently has been banned. My question is: if eihwaz13 is banned, how can eihwaz13 still post Freepmail? .... Re: Cops: Boy slashed L-S High classmate to death From eihwaz13 | 09/08/2007 1:18:32 AM EDT read Your go off on this Kid John Odgren with a disability on which you know anything about Aspergers Disorder for killing a fellow student which treated him cruelly, teased repeatedly few time a week at school. You a piece of shit over the internet express your opinion by degrading, verbally abusing...
  • A day in the life of Pres. Bush (4/22/07): news/pics from WH Correspondents Dinner (welcome back TS)

    04/22/2007 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 218 replies · 3,944+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush spent the weekend in Washington where they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night. The Washington Post described the President's appearance this way: The evening took a turn toward the somber when the President took the stage. After a videotaped message from David Letterman ("Top 10 George W. Bush Moments"), he said, "In light of this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech I've decided not to be funny." And with that he handed the lectern over to Rich Little. "I'm not here to make any political points," the veteran...
  • I Can't Support The War On Terror

    08/13/2006 6:50:11 PM PDT · by semaj · 191 replies · 4,245+ views
    Semaj | 6/13/2006 | Semaj
    Sorry folks, but I can no longer lend my support to the War on Terror. I'm tired of being lied to by our elected leadership. What am I talking you about, you ask? Specifically, when I'm a told by the President of the United States, that Islam is a "Religion of Peace". How am I supposed to square that statement with reality? How am I supposed to support the decision and policies of our government in waging war when our leaders can't even begin to tell the truth about the enemy we're fighting? If the president fears he may offend...
  • (video)Florida Police Behaving Badly(shot unarmed protester in the back and laughed about it

    08/10/2006 9:24:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 297 replies · 5,800+ views ^ | 8 9 06 | Video at link above shows a women holding up a sign protesting the police when one of the police shoots her with a rubber bullet in the back of the leg.She then turns around and gets shot in the forehead(wich can and does kill people) then the video cuts to the police gathering around after the protests and laughing about shooting her and talking about giving out trophys for it
  • Americanized 'Marie' French-fried at Cannes [Pseudo-history jeered by Cannes Film Festival audience]

    05/30/2006 12:17:29 AM PDT · by sully777 · 14 replies · 469+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | By William Booth
    AS THE FINAL credits rolled for Sofia Coppola's new candy-colored teen-dream film fantasy about history's most notorious poor little rich girl, "Marie-Antoinette," the audience at the Palais du Festival began to hiss like a box of snakes. And then they booed. Booing at the Cannes film festival, at a screening before an audience of a thousand international movie critics and film writers, is never a pleasant way for a director to start the day. While no one in the mob was shouting "Off with her head," the European press couldn't resist the pun. "At Cannes, Marie-Antoinette Guillotined," declared a 24-hour...
  • 7 deadly books? Talk of ban hits burbs

    05/22/2006 12:11:31 PM PDT · by Borges · 284 replies · 3,921+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/22/06 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A northwest suburban high school board member seeks to ban seven books from classroom use because she thinks the profanity, depiction of graphic sex, and drug and abortion references in the literature are inappropriate for teenagers. Leslie Pinney admits she only read passages of the controversial selections, including Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Toni Morrison's Beloved, which were on the American Library Association's 100 most challenged books list between 1990 and 2000. But Pinney said perusing the questionable parts of the books made it clear they weren't suitable for children and should be taken off Township High School District 214's proposed...
  • Young Americans geographically illiterate: survey

    05/02/2006 5:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 520+ views
    AFP on ^ | 5/2/06 | AFP
    Young Americans know little about world geography, with the majority unable to locate Iraq on a map and three quarters unable to find Indonesia, according to a study. The Roper poll conducted on behalf of National Geographic found that most of the young adults questioned between the ages of 18 and 24 also had little knowledge about their own country, with half or fewer unable to identify the states of New York or Ohio on a map. Moreover, the study said, many of those questioned were not bothered by their lack of geographic knowledge. "Half think it is 'important but...
  • Illegal Immigrants wages

    04/23/2006 11:55:37 PM PDT · by coldvibe · 41 replies · 847+ views
    April 24th 2006 | coldvibe
    Seen them all over NYC in retails and day labourers. how much does this Illegal immigrants get paid per hour? Anyone knows?
  • wear our the cats?

    02/24/2006 9:54:35 AM PST · by screaminghurl · 5,760 replies · 41,527+ views
    today | me
    hi, a frined told me aboutthis sight. he sad i woud like this sight becuz of cat photos. i like cats alot. there r not 2 manny goud sights wim cat photos i can find. well, wear our the cat photos? ive ben here all morning louking 4 cat photos. decided 2 sine up 2 see if my luck wouud change. will my luck chnage? neway i just c lots of talk abot busch. i am big ted kennedy fan. maybe i wont fit in, excpet 4 liking cats? can some1 link 2 some photos are or post some cat...
  • Please take this club and beat me or how OPEC cut supply by 2 million barrels and we shrugged

    02/20/2006 11:55:45 AM PST · by reluctantwarrior · 123 replies · 2,177+ views
    me | 2/20/2006 | RW
    We paid for the flight training we paid for the semtex used in the IEDs in Iraq we paid for the camps we paid for the travel expenses and overhead of Aq cells in 60 countries we paid for the last five years of armed conflict between Islamofacists and the west we paid for the election of Hamas we paid for the Madrid bombers we paid for the knife used to saw Nick Bergs head off What will it take for us to wake up and decide to stop using Saudi oil Let these sand covered a@@ pirates drink the...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!