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  • A List Of My Favorite Things I Learned From My Liberal Facebook Friends

    01/10/2017 6:25:00 PM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Tumblr post ^ | 11JAN17 | unknown
    A List Of My Favorite Things I Learned From My Liberal Facebook Friends Social media now makes us more readily aware of our friends' and families' opinions, which can cause quite the collision in your friendships. However, it's important to remember that having friends with a difference of opinion around can provide for an opportunity to learn a little something from one another. Proving just that, let me present you with a list of things I learned from my friends on the left. political-dissonance Gender is an arbitrary societal construct, but Hillary must be elected because we need a female...
  • “What the Young Man Should Know” From Harper’s Magazine 1933

    07/04/2016 6:27:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    The Art of manliness ^ | 1933 (reprinted October 2, 2012) | Robert Littell
    Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in March 1933. I did so, and was delighted by what I found. In the piece, Robert Littell takes on a classic genre: the listing of those skills every man should know. Naturally the fun of such lists is the passionate discussion that results from men adding their two cents as to what belongs and what doesn’t, and what should have been included instead, and I’m sure Littell’s list will have you both nodding and shaking your...
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • Dolphins fire GM Ireland [Six years, NO IMPROVEMENT. Sound familiar?]

    01/08/2014 2:46:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Miami Dolphins have fired general manager Jeff Ireland... Ireland was elevated to the GM position in January of 2008, given full power over football operations and personnel once Bill Parcells agreed to step aside in September of 2010, then was rewarded with a multi-year contract extension the following January. Under Ireland, the Dolphins went a combined 46-50 with a wild card loss to the Baltimore Ravens following the 2008 season.
  • Teach obozo/dems a lesson by penalties from We the voters

    07/03/2012 6:22:33 AM PDT · by chrisnj · 29 replies
    Self
    Many are talking about teaching the GOP a lesson. As a fellow Freeper suggested - teach the Dems a lesson instead! 'Penalties' is the red hot topic. We the people can impose penalties on the violators of the Constitution by voting them out! So teach them a lesson by dishing out the most severe penalties - vote them out!
  • Video: What a history lesson can do for an Occupier

    05/09/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 5/9/12 | Ed Morrissey
    The irony here, of course, is that the history lesson of democracy gets delivered by a former refugee from the former Soviet Union, but the history lesson doesn’t just end with the USA. One young man tried to pass an “Occupy Wall Street Journal” to two men observing the protests, and ended up gaining an education in history, politics, economics, and statecraft. Give the young Occupier credit, as Joe Schoffstall says — he was at least willing to listen. I’m not sure he was actually convinced, but he at least knew better than to keep arguing:
  • Feminist summer school: training the new generation of 'suffragettes'

    08/14/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 14 replies
    (And you wonder why Britain is in trouble ....) After just one day of classes at her summer school of choice, Emily Birkenshaw had already learned a crucial lesson: how to "go floppy" when facing arrest. "You're heavier then, so you can't be carried," she said, with the genuine delight of a new recruit. The 24-year-old been practising by linking arms with her classmates and singing loudly at a pretend policeman. "It just felt really empowering," she said. "If that happened [in real life] – and I hope it wouldn't – I'd know how to do it without getting hurt."...
  • Drug Discovery Holds Lesson for FCC on Net Neutrality Regulations

    04/11/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Big Government | 4/11/11 | Mike Wendy
    The other day it was announced that a well known, mega-company discovered a new way to destroy antibiotic resistant bacteria, such as MRSA. Using nanoparticle technology – which is 50,000 times smaller than a hair’s width – the company’s researchers were able to target an electrical charge on the bacteria’s surface, bursting the membrane open to bring about its demise. According to the Wall Street Journal, “if successful, [the discovery] would offer a fresh strategy against a worrisome public-health problem of possibly deadly bacteria evolving to become impervious to antibiotics.” Nearly 19,000 people in the U.S. each year die from...
  • History lesson: Why Jerry Brown is called 'Moonbeam'

    10/25/2010 12:59:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/25/10 | Lori Kozlowski
    In 1976, a Chicago newspaper columnist wrote that Jerry Brown would get "the moonbeam vote."The writer was Mike Royko, who then started referring to the then-38-year-old Brown as "Gov. Moonbeam." Royko was suggesting that Brown was attracting California's New Age crowd. Brown was a strong supporter of space exploration and many of the earliest statewide green initiatives. Yet he also gained a reputation as a fiscal conservative, refusing many perks that came with the governorship.Royko eventually retracted his statement, and in 1991 in the Chicago Tribune, he called the moniker "null, void and deceased."
  • Gadhafi gives lesson on Islam to young Italians

    08/29/2010 12:21:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/29/10 | Nicole Winfiel
    Rome -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave a lesson on Islam and copies of the Quran to a few hundred young Italian women Sunday as he arrived in Rome for his fourth visit in a year. It was the second time the Libyan leader - who travels with female bodyguards and fancies himself a self-styled feminist - had staged such an event for Italian women, who were recruited by a modeling agency and paid an undisclosed sum to attend.
  • The lesson of a Jewish cemetery

    06/17/2010 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 393+ views
    mcleans.ca ^ | 6/17/10 | MARK STEYN
    Thanks to the wonders of globalization, I’m writing this in a fairly decrepit salon de thé off the rue de la Liberté in Tangiers, enjoying a coffee and a stale croissant grilled and flattened into a panini. What could be more authentically Moroccan? For some reason, the napkins are emblazoned with “Gracias por su visita.” Through a blizzard of flies, I can just about make out the plasma TV up in the corner on which Jimmy Carter, dubbed into Arabic, is denouncing Israel. Al Jazeera doesn’t so much cover the Zionist Entity as feast on it, hour after hour, without...
  • Brown takes Democrats to the School of Hard Knocks, but can they learn?

    01/19/2010 6:49:59 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 391+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 19, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    There is no way to spin this. With his stunning victory tonight in Massachusetts, Scott Brown accomplished the unthinkable: He now sits in Ted Kennedy's old seat. The White House will blame the crappy candidate. The crappy candidate will blame the DSCC. Congressional Democrats will blame obstructionist Republicans. And some idiots will still blame Bush. But nobody on the left will admit the truth: Americans loathe their agenda.
  • Obama's French Lesson

    10/02/2009 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies · 949+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/2/2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    "President Obama, I support the Americans' outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing." -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sept. 24 WASHINGTON -- When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom. Just how low we've sunk was demonstrated by the Obama administration's satisfaction when Russia's president said of Iran, after meeting President Obama at the U.N., that "sanctions are seldom productive, but they are sometimes inevitable." You see? The Obama magic. Engagement works. Russia is on board. Except that, as The Washington Post inconveniently pointed out, President Dmitry Medvedev said...
  • Hamas Vocabulary Lesson: Many Ways to Say 'Slaughter the Jews'

    09/26/2009 9:50:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 400+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/26/09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) A recent children's television program broadcast from Gaza teaches Muslim Arab children several different vocabulary words for "slaughtering" the Jews in the Land of Israel. The theme is hardly new for the Hamas-run station. Al-Aqsa TV broadcasts a children's program called "Tomorrow's Pioneers" featuring a live child actor and an adult actor dressed in an animal costume. The current "animal" co-host is Nassur the Bear, introduced earlier this year, who follows in the footsteps of Nahoul the Bee, Assoud the Rabbit, and Farfour, who was a Mickey Mouse lookalike. Themes promoted by all the characters include Islamic triumphalism, anti-Semitism,...
  • Derivative markets . . .an understandable explanation

    04/07/2009 9:46:31 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 6 replies · 959+ views
    Via Email | 04/07/09 | Unknown
    Derivative markets . . .an understandable explanation: Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit . In order to increase sales, she decides to allow her loyal customers, most of whom are unemployed alcoholics, to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans). Word gets around about Heidi's "drink now pay later" marketing strategy and as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Heidi's bar and soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Detroit. By providing her customers' freedom from immediate payment...
  • Natasha's lesson saves Ohio girl

    03/26/2009 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,925+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/26/09 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- Connie and Donald McCracken were watching CNN one evening last week when they learned of the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson from a head injury. Immediately, their minds turned to their 7-year-old daughter, Morgan, who was upstairs getting ready for bed. An injured Morgan McCracken has benefited from awareness after Natasha Richardson's death. 1 of 2 Two days earlier, Morgan, her father, and brother had been playing baseball in the yard of their Mentor, Ohio, home when her father hit a line drive that landed just above Morgan's left temple. A lump formed, but the McCrackens iced
  • '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)

    03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST · by Krusty · 26 replies · 919+ views
    Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.
  • Face of Defense: Army Sniper Finds Lesson in Injury, Recovery

    12/03/2008 9:36:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 372+ views
    Face of Defence | Samantha L. Quigley
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2008 – Army Sgt. Joel Dulashanti is, in his own words, “pretty much fully recovered” now, but the road to recovery was neither short nor easy. It did, however, provide him with a life lesson. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Army's vice chief of staff, presents a flag flown over Ground Zero in New York City to Army Sgt. Joel Dulashanti after a brief ceremony at the site for a group of wounded veterans. The ceremony was part of a United Service Organizations-Microsoft "Salute to Our Troops" weekend, Nov. 8, 2008. DoD photo by Samantha...
  • Bill Clinton: I Learned a Lesson

    02/08/2008 11:13:08 AM PST · by jdm · 34 replies · 55+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Feb. 08, 2008 | Staff
    ~EXCERPT~ WASHINGTON -- Former President Clinton says he's learned a valuable lesson from the dustup over his remarks on the campaign trail _ he can promote his wife's presidential candidacy, but he's not free to defend her. Clinton also said that everything he said in South Carolina about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was "factually accurate," but a lot that has been said about what he said is "factually inaccurate." "I think the mistake that I made is to think that I was a spouse like any other spouse who could defend his candidate," Clinton said, referring to his wife, New...
  • Lots of Conservative Silver Linings

    11/10/2006 7:24:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Loft ^ | November 8, 2006 | Chuck Muth
    ELECTION POST-MORTEM While most Republicans woke up this morning lamenting Armageddon Tuesday, some of us didn?t lose any sleep over the election results. Happy at the prospect of two years with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi running Congress? Hardly. But there are a lot of silver linings behind these otherwise dark clouds? * The single, most important lesson here: Democrats didn?t win; Republicans lost. And they didn?t just lose; they were routed. Voters didn?t reward Democrats, they punished Republicans. Badly. This wasn?t the country saying it wanted to go further Left; it was the country saying Republicans had already taken...