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  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • U. Colorado Prof Declares Whiteness a Disease

    11/26/2015 8:26:26 AM PST · by redreno · 85 replies ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:30am | Aleister
    I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are white, you should know that your children and all of your loved ones are also a disease. So implies a University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E. Matias, in the most recent edition of Teaching Education, a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Police Doc: Black Lives Matter Protesters Started Confrontation That Led to Minneapolis(T)

    11/26/2015 7:36:15 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    A search warrant related to the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis reveals new details that may strengthen the case that the shooting was an act of self-defense by white suspects who were being assaulted by black protesters. Three suspects, all white, have been charged in connection with the incident. No black suspects have been charged, despite the information provided to police and recorded comments from Black Lives Matter protesters stating that the white suspects were attacked after being surrounded.
  • French Ambassador Counters Donald Trump: Armed Citizens Defend Themselves ‘Only in the Movies’

    11/26/2015 7:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 81 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 25 airing of Fox News’ Special Report, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud countered Donald Trump’s emphasis on the importance of an armed citizenry by claiming that armed citizens succeed in defending themselves “only in the movies.” Araud was specifically reacting to a tweet sent after the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attacks in which Trump wrote, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Talking Points Memo reported that Araud responded to the tweet by calling Trump a “vulture,” then deleted the...
  • Voters statewide, in city see April's unrest differently [Baltimore]

    11/24/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/23/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Looking back at the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore voters see events differently than do voters statewide, a new poll shows.City voters are less likely to sympathize with police, and they are more likely to see joblessness and racism as a cause of April's unrest, according to a poll of likely voters conducted for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.Those living outside the city are more likely to blame "a lack of personal responsibility among residents" for the city's ills.The divided opinions were most pronounced when respondents were asked for their opinions of how Baltimore State's...
  • Secretive polygamous town getting first library in decades

    11/25/2015 4:51:53 PM PST · by yoe · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — A public library is set to open next year in a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border that hasn’t had one for decades due to controlling sect leaders who try to limit followers’ exposure to the outside world. The library is expected to open in March 2016, said Washington County Library System director Joel Tucker, (according to the Salt Lake Tribune). The plan is to put the library between the public school and town hall in Hildale, Utah.
  • Doctors Could Be 5 Years Away From Uterine Transplants for Men

    11/25/2015 12:09:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    News that doctors in Cleveland, Ohio have begun screening applicants for a clinical trial of uterine transplantation has prompted some to wonder if science will ever find a way to transplant a uterus into a man, and according to a Yahoo article, we may be just five years away from doing just that. The article published Nov. 18, quoted Dr. Karine Chung, director of the fertility preservation program at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, as saying, "My guess is five, 10 years away, maybe sooner." Theoretically, the article said, a man could receive a uterine transplant,...
  • Anyone Who Would Use Terror as an Excuse to Subvert the Second Amendment Should Be Tarred(T)

    11/25/2015 9:58:43 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/23/2015 | Charles C Cooke
    Fans of mindless authoritarianism are having a pretty good month. The New York Times reports: Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters....
  • Column: Lax gun control to blame for increased violence, not religion

    11/25/2015 9:38:58 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jessica Suriano
    The real problem does not lie with these refugees seeking help from America. The real problem lies in the accessibility terrorists have to guns in this country. Rep. Tony Dale, a Republican congressman for the state of Texas, expressed that one of his top concerns about the refugee situation is how easy it is to buy a gun in his state. Dale is not wrong. The availability of guns for anyone in America, even legally, is nonsensical. According to the Government Accountability Office, between 2004 and 2014, 91 percent of the time suspected terrorists attempted to buy guns in America...
  • The role of masculinity in school shootings (men = bad)

    11/25/2015 7:58:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/23/15 | Saee-Nazari
    ...While we call to combat mental illness, we must take the same approach in examining gender and deconstruct what it means to be a man. To be a “man” means to be straight and cisgender because masculinity is constructed to be heteronormative and cisnormative. Any signs of ‘femininity’ or diverging from a man’s gender role is discouraged, often invoking the use of derogatory terms. Men are emasculated for not conforming to our culture’s masculinity through the use of terms that are violently misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic. The violence that is encouraged in masculinity isn’t only physical or verbal, but systematic......
  • Self-Defenseless(Stossel)

    11/25/2015 5:11:32 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | John Stossel
    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers? We'll never know. France's guns laws say you may not carry a gun unless police certify that you are "exposed to exceptional risks of harm" to your life. Few people even bother to apply. Fortunately, in America, laws in every state now allow adults to carry...
  • Tonight: Webcast Features Benjamin Watson on One-Year Anniversary of Ferguson Verdict [Live event]

    11/24/2015 5:26:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    ..... "Because the gospel removes both fear and pride, people should get along inside the church who could never get along outside." But then life gets in the way. We hang out with people who look and talk like we do. We credit ourselves for financial success and judge others as getting what they deserve. We feature the beautiful and ignore the broken. Our actions reveal how hard it is to ground our identity in Jesus Christ when the world divides along the lines of money, age, and ethnicity. Last fall the events of Ferguson, Missouri deepened many of these...
  • WH: Americans Should Talk About Gun Control 'Around the Thanksgiving Table

    11/24/2015 7:55:13 AM PST · by rktman · 92 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Susan Jones
    Instead of voting to "encumber and bog down the refugee process," Republicans should go along with a Democrat demand to bar people on a secret government list from buying guns, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. Earnest said the Republican plan to beef up the vetting of refugees will not improve national security: "Again, if Congress were actually interested in doing that, they'd pass a law that would prevent somebody who's on the terror watch list from being able to buy a gun. That's what Congress should do. "And as people are sitting around the Thanksgiving table, talking...
  • Global Warming Double Dipper Enriches Family With Tax Dollars(SHOCKING NEWS!)

    11/24/2015 7:48:45 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Ethan Barton
    A global warming crusader used a tax-exempt nonprofit to stuff his families’ pockets at the expense of taxpayers, according to a complaint filed with the Internal Revenue Service by two watchdog groups Tuesday. The Competitive Enterprise Institute and Cause of Action filed a complaint asking the IRS to revoke the exempt status of the Institute of Global Environment and Society Inc. — a global warming advocate that has received over $60 million in federal grants. The nonprofit’s founder and president is George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla, who was also the lead signatory of a Sept. 1 letter urging President...
  • Dartmouth President Announces Investigation of Black-on-White Intimidation

    11/24/2015 7:18:11 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 11/23/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Dartmouth College is “investigating all reports of violations of College policy and will enforce appropriate sanctions,” after Black Lives Matter activists insulted and intimidated other students in the college library Nov. 12, according to a Monday email from college President Phil Hanlon. The campus conservative newspaper Dartmouth Review reported the Nov. 12th incident:
  • Five people shot near Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis(B on W?)

    11/24/2015 7:04:59 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Mark Vancleave
    Five protesters were shot late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police. Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesman John Elder in a statement. Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, said “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.” One of the three counterdemonstrators wore a mask, said Dana Jaehnert, who had been at the protest site since early evening. When about a dozen protesters attempted to herd the group away from the...
  • Obama’s College Scorecard Puzzle

    11/24/2015 6:56:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 22, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Wondering which colleges and universities offer degrees that give a bang-for-their-buck? That’s the idea behind the Obama administration’s college scorecard program, released by the Department of Education earlier in the school year. It was supposed to rate all colleges and universities that qualified due to certain criteria, yet there was one glaring omission: Certain higher education institutions did not make the cut. Also, there were no actual ratings in the scorecard. Why the omission? The omitted universities accuse the Obama administration of omitting them from the scorecard because they do not accept federal funding and they are either religious (i.e....
  • If it's freezing, it must be warming

    11/24/2015 6:50:21 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Brian Joondeph
    Even more predictable than the actual weather is Mother Nature once again having fun with climate alarmists. As winter approaches, we see true climate change, also known as changing seasons. The United Nations conference on climate change is set to begin in just a week, and Mother Nature, as a reality check, threw a giant snowball at the American Midwest. It’s not even Thanksgiving, and winter is officially a month away, but the Midwest was clobbered with cold temperatures and snow – not just a late fall cold snap, but a major winter storm. Single-digit temperatures. Eleven inches of snow...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' Gets One Right: Woodrow Wilson Was a Terrible Racist

    11/24/2015 3:25:06 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Black Lives Matter movement has frequently been criticized by conservatives, and for good reason. The organization is undeniably radical and practices race-based intimidation. For instance, slightly less than two weeks ago, activists attacked white students studying in a library at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Their "sin," apparently, was their skin -- the white students were born racists and criminals per the eyes of Black Lives Matter. The innocent students were slammed against the walls, cursed at, and berated for their supposed racial privilege. Having said that, even a broken clock is right twice a day. In subject...
  • Feminist Teacher's Lesson Plan: Discriminate against Boys

    11/24/2015 2:32:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-24-2015 | Selwyn Duke
    War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. And inequality is equality - at least in the mind of Karen Keller, the Bainbridge Island Review, and their enablers. Reported recently was that Keller, a kindergarten "teacher" at Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary in Bainbridge Island, Wash., was refusing to let the boys in her class play with Legos during free play time. As the Bainbridge Island Review (BIR) wrote: In Karen Keller's kindergarten classroom, boys can't play with Legos. They can have their pick of Tinkertoys and marble tracks, but the colorful bricks are "girls only." "I always tell the...
  • Europe's moral and spiritual vacuum invites acts of terrorism

    11/23/2015 9:05:53 AM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 23rd, 2015 | Iben Thranholm
    These days the media are overflowing with comments and analyses of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. One particular angle is consistently ignored – or banished: religion. This is a curious omission since the terrorists themselves issue statements that indicate that religion is their motivation. The statement in which IS accepts responsibility for the attacks in Paris is made in the name of Allah and the killings are referred to as “a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah”. It states that Paris was targeted because it is “a capital of prostitution and vice” and “the lead...
  • Politics and What Remains of the English Language

    11/23/2015 8:29:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/23/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Here is a list of a few trendy words, overused, politicized, and empty of meaning, that now plague popular communications.</p> <p>"Intersection" How many times have we read a writer, columnist, pundit, or job applicant self-describe himself with this strange word? Here's an example: "Joe Blow is a social theorist working at the intersection of class oppression, racial stereotyping, and transgendered emergence."? Or: "Amanda Lopez writes at the intersection of Latina identity, Foucauldian otherness, and social media." Most of the time "intersection" exists only in the grandiose mind of the writer. It is a patent though feeble attempt to become a threefer or fourfer on the race/gender/generic victim/revolutionary activist scale. The intersected topics are individually irrelevant -- and all the more so when cobbled together. The use of "intersection" is a postmodern way of plastering bumper-sticker narcissisms without writing, "I am an identity-studies person without much knowledge of literature, history, or languages, but am desperately trying to convey expertise of some sort by piling up a bunch of pseudo-disciplines that credential my victimhood activism."</p>
  • UCSC student gov't votes to divest from Israel, forces Jewish rep. to abstain

    11/23/2015 6:17:01 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 11/23/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Members of the University of California Santa Cruz student government reportedly pressured a Jewish student representative to abstain from voting on an anti-Israel divestment resolution over fears of a “Jewish agenda” at work on campus. The Student Union Assembly at UC Santa Cruz voted last week to divest from five companies that the students say are complicit in human rights violations by making the equipment used by the Israeli military. The resolution called for UCSC to divest from Hewlett Packard (HP), for example, because “HP systems are installed in Israeli military checkpoints.” General Electric, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, and Elbit were...
  • College presidents defend importance of free speech

    11/23/2015 6:08:26 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | MICHAEL MELIA
    As debates about race and other social issues flare on campuses, college presidents are increasingly intervening to draw a line when cultural sensitivity conflicts with freedom of speech. At schools including Yale, Williams College and Wesleyan University, leaders have in recent weeks taken steps to assert the importance of the free expression of ideas, even those that some might find objectionable. School presidents reject critics' portrayals of today's college students as coddled and overprotected, but some say students arrive in need of help learning to engage others with contrary opinions. In their responses to barriers that go up around some...
  • The IRS's Plan to Chill Charitable Giving

    11/22/2015 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 21, 2015 | Logan Albright
    Don’t you love donating to causes you believe in? Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that contributing to a worthy cause? And don’t you especially love that you can support whatever organization you choose anonymously? That last one is especially important given the news over the last few years that the IRS has been targeting conservatives with audits and denial of tax-free status for nakedly political reasons. Well, if the IRS has their way, this may be a luxury that will soon go the way of the dinosaur. A new rule is proposing that non-profit organizations collect...
  • On gun control, Newsom seems to be following Bloomberg's strategic lead(assclowns)

    11/22/2015 8:57:27 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | Paige St. John
    Campaign finance records show Everytown last year provided more than $4 million to a successful $11 million campaign in Washington state that widened background checks on gun buyers. By contrast, the NRA and its supporters spent less than $600,000. Additional support for the Washington initiative came from other foundations and a short list of billionaire donors, including more than $1 million from Napster co-founder Sean Parker. Similar measures proposed this year in Nevada and Maine suggest more of the same.
  • Caution! You May Live In The Radical Mosque Zone

    11/22/2015 8:15:25 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 11/21/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Using Clarion’s definitions, The Daily Caller News Foundation has mapped these radical mosques in an effort to aid readers seeking to understand the extent of radical Islamic voices in this country.
  • Anti-Gun (sitting duck)Newsom Spends Taxpayer Millions on Armed Guards

    11/22/2015 7:56:26 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 11/21/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) wants to lead a fight against gun ownership–yet has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to surround himself with armed security. Breibart News previously reported Newsom’s belief that the Paris attacks would have been worse if citizens had been armed for self-defense. He told HBO’s Bill Maher that the whole idea of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy is “mythology.”
  • Refugee Resettlement: Balancing Compassion With Discernment

    Refugees from DR Congo enjoy lunch at the Weatherly house one Sunday after church. Photo courtesy of Saul Young, Knoxville News Sentinel. I have been a volunteer with a refugee resettlement agency in Knoxville, Tennessee since January 2014. My family and I welcome refugees to our city by taking them to get their Social Security cards or medical screenings and I teach ESL one day a week. We have also welcomed refugees into our home for meals from many different countries over the past 22 months. We have done our best to befriend these newcomers to our city so that...
  • What is a Just War?

    11/21/2015 2:44:25 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 36 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | November 19, 2015 | Fr. John Lathrop
    adical Islam (al-Qaeda, ISIS, or whatever name it goes by) has not only declared war but has waged war against United States, Western civilization and all Christians since September 11, 2001. This is more than terrorism, it is war, as witnessed by the recent attacks in Paris, the downing of the Russian airliner, the beheading of captives and the brutal war being waged by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It is time for Congress to declare war against ISIS and all other radical Islamic groups. It is time for United States, its allies, and willing partners to use our considerable...
  • Guy Who Threatened To ‘Shoot Every Black’ Kid On Campus… Is Black

    11/21/2015 8:43:57 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | Eric Owens
    Police on the campus of a taxpayer-funded university in central Michigan have arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app. The threat declared: “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.” The man who police arrested, Emmanuel D. Bowden, is black.
  • Florida Vying to Become 46th State to Allow Open Carry

    11/21/2015 8:05:20 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With the Texas open carry law set to go into effect January 1, 2016, there are now 45 states with open carry laws, and Florida is vying to be number 46. The open carry push is separate from but simultaneous with a campus carry push moving through the Florida legislature as well. Ironically, this is exactly how open carry and campus carry both succeeded in Texas; they moved through in separate bills but during the same legislative session. Texas became the 45th state to pass laws allowing the open carry of handguns in May, and Abbot signed open carry into...
  • Climate Change Claims 129 in Paris

    11/21/2015 7:46:02 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 11/21/2015 | Dave Rosenthal
    This past Friday, while Americans readied for the weekend, Parisians were under attack. As of this writing, 129 innocent people were confirmed dead and hundreds more wounded. As the reports began to come in, many suspected the worst: the biggest threat to humanity, climate change, had struck again. This should be no surprise. Leftist world leaders such as Obama, Kerry, Clinton, and Merkel, along with other global socialists, repeatedly told us, in Goebbels-like manner, that climate change is the biggest threat to our existence. These elitists warned us that we could no longer continue to kick the can down the...
  • On HBO, Gavin Newsom Defends Being a Sitting Duck at a Mass Shooting(HUH?)

    11/21/2015 7:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | Brad Wilmouth
    Let's talk about the gun one because that, I mean, Democrats are afraid of the gun issue because Al Gore lost his own home state in 2000 of Tennessee when he came out sort of for some sort of gun control. California has it. Donald Trump says if Paris had guns- I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that's going to come save the day, I mean, so right out of the movies, sort of this gun-slinging fantasy. The reality is, it's most likely to create more harm, more damage, more lost lives in those...
  • 'White Student Union' challenges Black Lives Matter

    11/21/2015 6:50:02 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | unknown
    'Lincoln freed the slaves 130 years ago. How long does it take you to get your act together?' A Facebook page ostensibly created for an audience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign called “Illini White Students Union” has drawn fire after it characterized the national Black Lives Matter movement as “terrorism.” Created Wednesday after a protest sympathetic to Black Lives Matter, the page declared itself “for white students of University of Illinois to be able to form a community and discuss our own issues as well as be able to organize against the terrorism we have been facing from...
  • THEY LIED! Media Edited Video to Claim Donald Trump Said to Register All Muslims

    11/21/2015 6:13:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    THEY SPLICED AND DICED THE VIDEO! They mainstream media went into overdrive today reporting that Donald Trump said to register all Muslims in the United States during a campaign stop in Iowa. CNN ran this clip (transcribed): Reporter: ... Should there be database system that tracks Muslims in this country? Donald Trump: There should be a lot of systems beyond a database. We should have a lot of systems and today you can do it. Reporter: But is it something your White House would... Donald Trump: Well, I would certainly implement that. Absolutely. Reporter: ...How would you actually get them...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Bogeyman

    11/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | John Fund
    The racially charged protests that have roiled 23 universities from Yale to the University of Missouri in recent weeks reached Princeton on Wednesday. Members of the Black Justice League left their classes and occupied historic Nassau Hall, which houses the Princeton administration's offices. They demanded that officials acknowledge the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson - who was president of Princeton before becoming president of the United States and expunge his name from anything named after him. They further demanded "cultural competency training" for anyone teaching at Princeton, courses on the "history of marginalized people," and a designated public space for...
  • Trapped By Modern Language

    11/20/2015 11:21:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 20, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Every year we hit the road to find out what English Departments are up to at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention and always come back depressed. A look at some of the panels we have to look forward to at the next MLA meeting may give you some idea of why their annual confabs induce such profound melancholy in us: ~ Sublime Bodies, circa 1730-1830; ~ Touching Disability: Crip Theory in the Archive; ~ Teaching Animal Studies; ~ Queer Theory's Bad Objects; ~ Speed Mentoring; ~ The Pornographic and the Literary (this might be a good alternative title for...
  • Is Racism Against Whites As Big A Problem As It Is Against Blacks?

    11/20/2015 7:17:17 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | Josh Fatzick
    A new poll shows a large number of Americans believe discrimination against whites has become as much of a problem as against blacks and other minorities. According to the poll released Wednesday by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 43 percent of Americans think discrimination is just as big a problem for White people. The PRRI American Values Survey broke the data down further into racial and political demographics that show the disparity between responses. “Half (50%) of white Americans agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem today as discrimination against blacks and other minorities, while fewer...
  • Premier's new 'electric' cars run on coal

    11/20/2015 6:29:02 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | Viv Forbes
    Greens are hailing this as the spear-point of their green energy revolution. But the Premier’s green cars will run on...coal. Electric cars need large batteries, which have to be recharged. Maybe the Premier has a large subsidized solar panel on the roof of her garage, so that when she comes home, she can recharge the big battery? But the sun does not shine at night, so the car will still rely on electricity from coal.
  • The Pink Guards on Campus (ungrateful snots commentary)

    11/19/2015 10:47:40 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Pink Guards have declared war on freedom of speech, demanding official retribution against those expressing even such innocuous sentiments as “all lives matter.” Indeed, they have declared complaints about the suppression of free speech to be a form of speech that must be suppressed, with students at the University of Missouri, the nation’s 103rd most prestigious institution of higher learning, demanding that students responsible for such counterrevolutionary activities be sent to reeducation camps (“required to attend extensive training for racial and cultural competency”). Protesters at Dartmouth physically assaulted students trying to study in the library and denounced them as...
  • Obama Scorecard Not Inclusive

    11/19/2015 10:39:45 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When President Obama unveiled the U. S. Department of Education's new college scorecard, he indicated it would be inclusive, reviewing every school. Well, they missed three--Christendom, Hillsdale and Grove City College. Officials at the Department of Education informed Hillsdale's administrators that they didn't make the list because the college did not confer enough 4-year degrees, something Hillsdale has been doing since the 19th Century. The DOE claimed that Grove City College (GCC) did not make the list because the college did not provide Title IV funds, GCC president Paul McNulty said at the Heritage Foundation on Monday November 16. Ironically,...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • Ronda Rousey Loss a Good Argument Against Narcissistic Parenting

    11/19/2015 9:08:29 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 11/17/2015 | Megan Fox
    The parenting trend of building self-esteem has taken a dark turn in recent years. Studies show that we are raising narcissists, with all this unwarranted praise creating a sense of entitlement in children. But even the ones who deserve praise for their accomplishments can be ruined by too much of the stuff as is evidenced by the great fall of UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who not only lost her title on Saturday night, but also lost many fans who admired her.
  • My introduction to Muslim migration to Germany in the '70s

    11/19/2015 7:40:56 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | David Lawrence
    When my newlywed wife and I took a bus from Istanbul to Munich in 1972, we were surprised to see that almost all of our fellow travelers were Turkish workmen. We discovered that Germans were looking for cheap labor, and the Turks were filling these spots. We were young, naïve, and liberal, and we felt that the Germans were doing a good thing. We didn’t stop to think how these Muslim fundamentalists would fit in with modern Munich. This was a couple of months before the Palestinians massacred the Israeli Olympic team. The workers on our bus were not Palestinians....
  • The Pianist in Paris, and the Delusions of the Western Left (I HATE that song)

    11/19/2015 7:18:46 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | William Sullivan
    A lone pianist touched the emotional core of Western sensibilities when he played John Lennon’s “Imagine” outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where concert-goers were murdered by Islamist gunmen last weekend. The pianist was reportedly watching a France v Germany soccer game when the attacks began. He said that he “just knew he had to do something.” It was his “duty” to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. So he drove 400 miles through the night from Konstanz, Germany to Paris.
  • Is Paris Burning? (By Dr. Ravi Zacharias)

    11/19/2015 7:03:01 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    RZIM ^ | 18 Nov 15 | Dr. Ravi Zacharias
    The layers that obscure the truth are burying humanity in large numbers. Yes, Paris was burning again and those flames and the dead bodies may well be a grim foreshadowing of what the future holds. I was in neighboring England the night the massacre scattered across Paris took place, as people going out to enjoy a dinner or concert or a football game were the targets of hate-filled and ruthless killers. The newspapers the next day had similar words: “Carnage”; “massacre”; “assassination”; “murder”; “blood”; “death”; “screams”; “terror,” and so on. Television programming was preempted and viewers were cautioned that...
  • This Marine Has A BRUTAL Message About ISIS – Must See! (VIDEO)

    11/18/2015 11:23:38 AM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | TPIWriter
    Originally posted on Facebook, U.S. Marine Marcus Rogers created a video discussing the spiritual forces behind the Islamic State (ISIS), along with the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
  • The Eugenics Disaster

    11/18/2015 7:51:51 AM PST · by fishtank · 32 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2015 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    The Eugenics Disaster by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * Evidence for Creation Imagine yourself a young woman diagnosed as “feeble-minded” and trapped in legal proceedings. You take the defense of your personal autonomy to the Supreme Court and finally hear your name in this decision: Carrie Buck “is the probable potential parent of socially inadequate offspring, likewise afflicted, that she may be sexually sterilized without detriment to her general health and that her welfare and that of society will be promoted by her sterilization,” and thereupon make the order. [The “order” is compulsory submission to “the operation of salpingectomy…for...