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  • Prominent Atheist Professor says Intelligent Design is Plausible

    01/29/2015 7:13:06 AM PST · by Heartlander · 21 replies
    Sense of Events ^ | January 28, 2015 | Donald Sensing
    Prominent Atheist Professor says Intelligent Design is Plausible By Donald Sensing Prominent Atheist Professor of Law and Philosophy Thomas Nagel Calls Intelligent Design Scientific and Constitutional to "Mention" in Science Classes Prof. Thomas Nagel has published an important essay entitled, "Public Education and Intelligent Design", in the Wiley InterScience Journal Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 36, issue 2, on-line at < http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118493933/home>  His paper is a significant because it encourages all intelligent, educated, informed individuals to consider that intelligent design may be a valid scientific approach to understanding how DNA and the complex chemical systems of life came to attain...
  • Mississippi Legislation Declares All Federal Gun Control Unconstitutional

    01/27/2015 9:41:13 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Bryan Baucom
    Two bills filed in the Mississippi House and Senate would make it an express duty of the state government to protect the gun rights of Mississippians against federal gun control measures. House Bill 1297 (HB1297) was filed by Rep. Staples last week. It declares “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.” In other words, as the Founders understood, the federal government has no authority over firearms, period. The bill goes on to declare that all such federal acts are “invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state,...
  • Monday Mirthiness – The Official Global Warming Polar (melting) IceCap Test!

    01/26/2015 12:49:59 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | Jan 26 2015 | Warren Smith
    WUWT reader Warren Smith writes in with this quiz: TEST YOURSELF: What is your knowledge of how fast the polar ice caps are melting? 1) According to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, as of the end of December 2014, the extent of Arctic sea ice coverage, when compared to the year-end averages from 1981 through 2010, was: A) About 90% below normal B) About 75% below normal C) About 50% below normal D) About 25% below normal E) Less than 5% below normal F) About 33% above normal 2) According to data from the National Snow...
  • Peer-Reviewed Science Has Now Demonstrated the Implausibility of Evolving New Proteins

    01/22/2015 11:42:18 AM PST · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 22, 2015 | Casey Luskin
    Biologic Institute's Groundbreaking Peer-Reviewed Science Has Now Demonstrated the Implausibility of Evolving New Proteins Casey Luskin January 22, 2015 10:51 AM | Permalink Ann Gauger already provided an excellent series of articles discussing her recent paper co-authored in BIO-Complexity. She explains why it is important for demonstrating intelligent design (see here, here, here, here, and here). However, I wanted to give a slightly different framing of the new data. My purpose here and in a follow-up post will be to explain how this latest ID research (as well as prior work in the field) addresses fundamental questions in the debate...
  • Nine BIG Lies Obama Told In His State Of The Union Speech

    01/21/2015 8:39:18 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 34 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Relaxed and defiant are a few of the adverbs used by the mainstream media to describe the President’s 2015 State of the Union address. I have some adverbs of my own, but those words aren’t part of my vocabulary… Apparently, Barack Obama missed the midterm elections, and decided to continue to beat the drum of me, myself, and I am awesome… blah, blah, blah. Six years of the same old, same old. He did make a few Pinocchios though. Actually a lot of them. Here’s nine of my favorite big whoppers from the evening… 1. “Better politics isn’t one where...
  • Obama has Reactive Attachment Disorder (opinion)

    01/21/2015 5:34:40 AM PST · by BCW · 13 replies
    Attachment disorder is the inability to form loving and lasting relationships, to give or receive love or affection, form a conscience, or trust others. Attachment difficulties are on a continuum of disturbance that range from attachment issues all the way to attachment disorder. Attachment disorder falls under many names and categories. In children, these names include: Reactive attachment disorder or RAD Oppositional defiant disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder Childhood trauma PDD Pervasive development delay In adults, these names include: Borderline personality Histrionic personality Antisocial personality Narcissistic personality Dependent personality Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Once Again,No Mention Of The Debt And Affordable Health-Care For All Americans.

    01/20/2015 7:41:31 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    And we all know that the debt is one of the three most important factors of The State Of The Union. Obama spoke of all of these wonderful things he wants to do over the next few years, mainly free stuff! Yet he never mentioned the overwhelming debt that will eventually collapse the system by 2016. He never brought up the success of his health-care plan. Never mentioned that thanks to him, every household has access to affordable health-care and every household is Saving $2500.00 a year !!
  • [Vanity] Any 2015 SOTU BINGO Cards out there?

    01/20/2015 5:00:32 PM PST · by Rodamala · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1/20/2015 | Rodamala
    I am wondering if anyone has a new updated 0bola SOTU Address BINGO/drinking game card for 2015.
  • In the Darwin Debate, How Long Before the Tide Turns in Favor of Intelligent Design?

    01/20/2015 5:45:16 AM PST · by Heartlander · 198 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 19, 2015 | Casey Luskin
    In the Darwin Debate, How Long Before the Tide Turns in Favor of Intelligent Design? Casey Luskin January 19, 2015 4:36 PM | Permalink A student emails me to ask how long it will be before the "tide turns from Darwinism to ID." He follows the debate over intelligent design and is aware that the Darwin lobby's rhetoric typically fails to address ID's actual arguments (which are scientific in nature), instead focusing on personal attacks or trying to claim ID is religion. This student feels it is obvious that ID has the upper hand in the argument, but wonders when...
  • Simon de Montfort: The turning point for democracy that gets overlooked

    01/20/2015 1:34:10 AM PST · by moose07 · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2015 | BBC,Luke Foddy.
    In June the world will celebrate 800 years since the issuing of Magna Carta. But 2015 is also the anniversary of another important, and far more radical, British milestone in democratic history, writes Luke Foddy. Almost exactly 750 years ago, an extraordinary parliament opened in Westminster. For the very first time, elected representatives from every county and major town in England were invited to parliament on behalf of their local communities. It was, in the words of one historian, "the House of Commons in embryo". The January Parliament, which first met on 20 January 1265, is one of the...
  • Infographic: The greatest turning points in aviation Excellent Graphics)

    01/19/2015 10:44:45 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2015
  • Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.

    Pondering the Problem with Saint Martin Luther King Jr.“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 19, 2015, the U.S. will celebrate Martin Luther King jr. This man who sang along with his Baptist church at the premiere of Gone With The Wind in 1939, is known as the most famous American Civil Rights leader in history. The Reverend and Doctor, Martin Luther King jr. is celebrated every January as a hero and an icon. What does he mean today, however,...
  • Denazification Post WWII an example of what needs to happen with Islam?

    01/16/2015 9:27:02 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 14 replies
    Various | 1/16/2015 | Various
    Okay, I'm reading about a movie The Counterfeiters when I come across a reference to Bernhard Krüger, a real life basis for the main Nazi character Herzog. Who went through a special trial court for denazification, post allied victory of WWII.
  • Computer Security Question

    01/16/2015 9:24:42 AM PST · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | January 16, 2015 | knarf
    Does an uninstalled walware REALLY uninstall the threat ?
  • Cargo ship: Tug crashes into stricken Hoegh Osaka

    01/11/2015 12:15:42 PM PST · by moose07 · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2015 | BBC
    One of the tugs holding the stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka in the Solent has crashed into the vessel. The tug moved from its position during high winds and collided with the ship on Saturday afternoon. No-one was injured but the tug was damaged and had to be replaced. The salvage operation was hampered on Saturday because of poor weather conditions but the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said salvors had since managed to board the ship. {snip} The MCA said salvors were now intending to start work on the ship's ballast before pumping the 3,000 tonnes of water out...
  • The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

    01/10/2015 2:42:08 PM PST · by moose07 · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 January 2015 | Justin Parkinson
    The world's largest container ship, the Globe, is docking in Britain for the first time as it continues its maiden voyage. But how vast and powerful is it and how long until it's superseded? Size The Globe is more than 400m (1,312ft) long, the equivalent of eight Olympic-size swimming pools. It is 56.8m (186ft) wide and 73m (240ft) high, its gross tonnage is 186,000 - the equivalent of 14,500 London buses, according to the Port of Felixstowe, where it arrived on Wednesday. But the record-breaking aspect of the Globe, owned by Shanghai-based China Shipping Container Lines and built in South...
  • Inside the Nazi death camp for WOMEN: Injected with petrol, infected with syphilis...

    01/10/2015 4:56:06 AM PST · by Islander7 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 9, 2015 | Sarah Helm
    Full title: "Inside the Nazi death camp for WOMEN: Injected with petrol, infected with syphilis and raped by their liberators, the shocking fate of prisoners at Ravensbruck" Katharina Waitz stared at the 15ft wall topped by barbed wire, took a deep breath and, undaunted, began to climb the last leg to freedom. She was one of the handful of inmates of Ravensbruck, the Nazi concentration camp exclusively for women, ever to break out, and it took the ultimate in daring high-wire acts for her to get away. A trapeze artist by profession, the crime that consigned her to this grimmest...
  • More Than $5,000 Worth of MS Medicine Stolen From Tinley Park Man's Porch

    12/31/2014 5:35:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    patch.com ^ | Dec 30, 2014 | Joseph Hosey
    More Than $5,000 Worth of MS Medicine Stolen From Tinley Park Man's Porch The 28 stolen pills were worth $5,166.51, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) December 30, 2014 at 6:14pm The man was expecting to receive a package of Gilenya on Dec. 19. He left his home about 7 a.m. that day. When he returned about 12 hours later, the package was not there, police said.
  • Freeper Fun Poll:"2014 Fraud Of The Year".Just Cannot Narrow It Down To One Democrat.

    12/23/2014 3:28:46 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    2014.The year that should be remembered as the year most leading liberals were exposed for their lies,fraud & very embarrassing moments. And in the end they were all rejected in the November Primaries. So far we have "The Lie Of The Year",and "Liar Of The Year". Why not add "Fraud Of The Year"? Currently we definitely have our obvious two front runners. But aside from Sharpton and "Mayor Warren Wilhem", there are several others who were either involved in a scandal or just caught saying something blatantly absurd on camera, hmm? like Gruber & Hillary?. So Freepers, go ahead and...
  • The Tiller Report II (Abortionist)

    12/21/2014 9:49:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 2004/2006 | Operation Rescue
    Tiller the Killerî George Richard Tiller, 65, owns and operates Womenís Health Care Services, located at 5101-5107 E. Kellogg Avenue, Wichita, KS 67218, the largest outpatient late-term abortion facility outside of Communist China. He and his wife (and clinic co-owner), Jeanne , make their home in an exclusive gated community Tiller built the 18-room, 8,500 square-foot house in Wichita, once assessed at $732,000 but now worth over $1 million, after years of persistent picketing drove him from his previous home in nearby Andover, Kansas. The Tillers have four natural children, now adults, and raised a nephew, the son of one...
  • 1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

    12/21/2014 3:06:05 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 54 replies
    C-Span ^ | October 1st 2014 | James Hornfischer
    James Hornfischer talked about the role of Commander Ernest Evans and his destroyer, the USS Johnston, during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was sunk during the battle, and Commander Evans was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by Congress. In October, 1944, U.S. and Australian forces faced the Japanese Navy in the Philippine Sea. The four day Battle of Leyte Gulf was considered one of the largest naval conflicts of World War II.
  • Mattie Brinckerhoff on voluntary motherhood and “destroy[ing] unborn children”

    12/20/2014 7:52:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Many people don’t know that the early feminists (those who fought for a woman’s right to vote in the 1800s) were mostly pro-life. Mattie H Brinckerhoff was a popular lecturer in the Midwest on women’s suffrage and other women’s rights topics. Here is some of her writing on abortion. Her use of the term “voluntary motherhood” dealt with the choice women should have to refuse to have sex in order to avoid childbearing. It’s hard to believe, but at the time, women had no right to refuse sex with their husbands- they could not prosecute him for rape, and culture...
  • Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-gun

    12/17/2014 10:26:06 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | Larry Keane
    A handful of state legislators from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the creation of “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” or ASLGVP. The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.
  • NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

    12/16/2014 4:22:20 PM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    JPL ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Staff
    NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory's drill. "This temporary increase in methane -- sharply up and then back down -- tells us there must be some relatively localized source," said Sushil Atreya of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a member of the Curiosity rover science team. "There are many possible sources, biological or non-biological, such as interaction of water and rock."
  • Researcher discusses the technology that allows women to abort disabled babies

    12/08/2014 1:48:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Former abortion clinic worker Rayna Rapp, who herself had aborted a disabled baby, wrote a book where she interviewed men and women going through the process of amniocentesis to detect abnormalities in their babies. She has many quotes from these men and women, some of whom aborted, some of whom did not, in her book, but I would like to present two quotes from the author herself. In these, she talks about the conflicting values between supporting the disabled and aborting them before they are born. “Over the years of this study, I learned a great deal about two related...
  • Former (Abortion) Clinic Worker: Abby Johnson

    12/08/2014 12:59:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    Abby Johnson tells the following story: Though I’d been with Planned Parenthood for eight years, I had never been called into the exam room to help the medical team during an abortion, and I had no idea why I was needed now. Nurse-practitioners were the ones who assisted in abortions, not the other clinic staff. As director of this clinic in Bryan, Texas, I was able to fill in for any position in a pinch, except, of course, for doctors or nurses performing medical procedures. I had, on a few occasions, agreed at a patient’s request to stay with her...
  • Young America's Foundation - Top Conservative College List

    12/07/2014 6:59:09 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.yaf.org ^ | December 6, 2014 | Young America's Foundation
    A wide variety of rankings exist for the market of American colleges and universities. Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its “America’s Best Colleges” edition. The magazine grades each institution based on factors including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Yet, U.S. News does not rank the overall experience that colleges offer. That is why Young America’s Foundation presents the following list of institutions that offer a conservative experience for students. Young America’s Foundation deemed these institutions the best, and they are listed in alphabetical order. Many conservative students seek alternatives in higher...
  • Money and Power Attract Abortionists to the Field

    12/05/2014 8:03:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    Dr. Philip Ney, who works with abortion providers who have left the business has this to say: “Some make it, some don’t. The ones who don’t sort of implode. They may revert to drinking, trying to struggle with their anger and guilt, hiding out in a series of rationalizations. They have to deal with all sorts of problems: guilt, shame, anger. They feel they’ve been badly used by their colleagues, doing the dirty work for other doctors. These people also feel they are doing a job for society — that other people are making them do it. They feel used....
  • Pro-life OB/GYNs raise awareness of advances in abortion reversal process

    12/05/2014 3:02:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Did you know that the effects of the abortion pill can be reversed for women and their babies? Many women have reported changing their minds about the termination of their preborn child after ingesting the first dose of the abortion pill. Thanks to pioneering research by Dr. George Delgado and his colleagues, the abortion reversal success rate is high and rising. In an older article, we explained how the chemical abortion process works. It’s important to understand the process in order to understand how it can be reversed: * RU-486 (the “abortion pill”) is actually two pills, taken approximately 48...
  • Woman Conceived in Rape Speaks Out (Prolife)

    12/04/2014 10:27:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | March 26, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Mary Rathke, who was conceived in rape, speaks out: “Because of the circumstances concerning my conception–by RAPE–I, and all those who will be conceived in the same manner have been marked for death by a great number of people. We are called the “demon seed,” who are unable to contribute to our society, unable to bring our mother’s joy. Unprotected, sadly, even by some individuals and organizations who refer to themselves as “pro-life”. How sad that so many who purport to champion the cause of the unborn, consider me “an exception”. But I’m NOT an exception…I am a human being…....
  • Mother who became pregnant during sexual assault argues that her baby is not.. “product of rape”

    12/04/2014 9:46:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 3, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Mother who became pregnant during sexual assault argues that her baby is not merely a “product of rape” Analyn Megison was raped and conceived a baby. She chose to have her child, and is now a loving mother. And an article in LifeNews.com, she describes her frustration when people call her baby “the rapist child” or emphasize how the conception happened, while denying her child’s basic humanity: “My basic human rights were violated when I was raped during his violent attack years ago as I plead for my dignity and humanity, but I think that one of the...
  • “Father of Fetalogy” describes fetal development

    12/03/2014 10:51:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Sir Albert William Liley is often called the “Father of Fetology” for all of his research in embryology and the development of the unborn baby. Here, he talks about fetal development: The prerequisites for motion are the muscles and nerves. In the sixth to seventh week, nerves and muscles work together for the first time. If the area of the lips, the first to become sensitive to touch, is gently stroked, the child responds by bending the upper body to one side and making a quick backward motion with his arms.… By the beginning of the ninth week, the baby...
  • How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45

    12/03/2014 7:55:44 AM PST · by HammerT · 42 replies
    http://animagraffs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1911/handgun2.gif http://animagraffs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1911/chamber.gif http://animagraffs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1911/trigger.gif
  • Psychologist: I Have Seen Hundreds of Patients Lied to by Their Abortion Counselors

    12/01/2014 8:48:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 20, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    “I have seen hundreds of patients in my office who have had abortions and were just lied to by the abortion counselor. Namely ‘This is less painful than having a tooth removed. It is not a baby.’ Afterwards, the woman sees Life Magazine and breaks down and goes into a major depression.” Psychologist Vincent Rue David Kuperlian and Jo Ann Gasper “Abortion, Inc.” New Dimensions Magazine October 1991, p 16
  • British reporter goes undercover at abortion clinic, exposes biased “counseling”

    11/30/2014 8:37:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | May 23, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a British reporter who went undercover at an abortion clinic: “My first call was to Marie Stopes, a nationwide network of sexual health clinics that provide private and NHS abortions. They claim to allow women “access to comprehensive, impartial, and nonjudgmental information” and all counselors are members of B ACP. On the phone, the operator repeatedly tried to book me in for a medical assessment, the first step to getting an abortion – despite me stressing that I hadn’t yet made up my mind. I felt bulldozed into starting the termination process and had to insist on having counseling....
  • Message for Michael Brown Supporters

    11/26/2014 2:12:37 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 36 replies
    News | 26 November 2014 | Mene
    No matter what everyone does now, Officer Darren Wilson is NOT going to be indicted by anyone in regard to the shooting of Michael Brown. Go home, get over it and go on with your lives. From many perspectives, life is not fair. God will sort it all out in the end. Many, many people believe the Ferguson protesters stealing and burning buildings should be shot dead. Well, it's not happening. So, should those who want protesters shot dead start themselves rioting, looting and damaging private property? Well, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. If...
  • Obama's 'legal justification'

    11/20/2014 4:26:40 PM PST · by mrsmith · 27 replies
    White House ^ | 11/20/2014 | KARL R. THOMPSON
    Long. At heart: "The proposed policy provides a general framework for exercising enforcement discretion in individual cases, rather than establishing an absolute, inflexible policy of not enforcing the immigration laws in certain categories of cases. Given that the resources Congress has allocated to DHS are sufficient to remove only a small fraction of the total population of undocumented aliens in the United States, setting forth written guidance about how resources should presumptively be allocated in particular cases is a reasonable means of ensuring that DHS’s severely limited resources are systematically directed to its highest priorities across a large and diverse...
  • The New Gun Suspect: Every School Child

    "[The role of the schoolmaster is to] collect little plastic lumps of human dough from private households and shape them on the social kneading board." ~ Edward Ross, Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order Five-year-old Elizabeth of Mobile, Alabama learned two new words last month in kindergarten: suicide and homicide. After drawing what resembled a gun, she pointed her crayon at another child and went "pew, pew." Horrified by the outburst of violence, the school required Elizabeth to fill out a "suicide/homicide assessment scoresheet" complete with questions on how often she thought about killing herself. An agreement not...
  • Column: Washington State gun owners to defy new gun law

    11/19/2014 9:02:28 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Lee Williams,
    Thousands of gun owners plan to openly violate a new state firearms law next month in Olympia, Washington, daring local police to stop or arrest them. The massive display of civil disobedience — perhaps one of the largest acts ofGavin Seim lawlessness ever organized — is the brainchild of Gavin Seim, a self-described “liberty speaker” and former congressional candidate from Washington State. Seim, and the thousands of participants expected to attend the “I Will Not Comply” rally Dec. 13, will be protesting the passage of I-594, a state ballot initiative that becomes law in the The Evergreen State Dec. 4.
  • American public schools chew up teachers and spit them out

    11/17/2014 6:07:03 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [a/k/a: "The War on Teachers"] The stats leave no doubt. There is huge dissatisfaction among teachers. The turnover rate is very high. We need to answer the obvious question, why don’t principals and administrators take better care of their teachers? The most recent MetLife Survey revealed: “Teacher Dissatisfaction At An All-Time High.” The NEA Today website continues: “Teacher job satisfaction has plummeted to its lowest level in 25 years, from 62 percent in 2008 to 39 percent in 2012 –- a total of 23 points…More than one-half of teachers report feeling under great stress several days per week, as opposed...
  • Klitschko Remains King of the Heavyweights

    11/16/2014 3:56:29 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journals Daily Fix ^ | 3:43 pm ET Nov 16, 2014 | Gordon Marino
    On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg Germany, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 knockouts) pulverized Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), knocking him out in the fifth round with a lethal left hook. Klitschko’s victory marked his 17th consecutive title defense. He is third in line behind Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20). At 38, Klitschko seems unbeatable. Eight years into his reign, he has dominated his division more than any other active champion today. He holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, but remains one belt away from realizing his most immediate goal, unifying the heavyweight crown.
  • Stephen Halbrook: Defending Freedom Against Gun Confiscation

    11/16/2014 9:34:45 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 1 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | November 16, 2014 | With Anthony Wile
    Introduction: Stephen P. Halbrook is a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute who has argued and won three constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University and Tuskegee Institute. Dr. Halbrook is the author of eight books including, most recently,  Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" (2014), The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right To Bear Arms, That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, A Right to...
  • Executive Orders: The Power of the President’s Pen (Is it really an impeachable offense).

    11/15/2014 5:38:33 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 20 replies
    The Legality ^ | Oregon Law Review Publishes Volume 87 | Various
    Written by: Kirk Strohman Researched by: Casey E. Sanders Edited by: Daniel Kwak Executive orders can be as socially important as integrating the armed forces or simply a means of calming public anxiety in the face of the “Y2K problem.” They can be White House effective tools to block financing to terrorist organizations or authorize controversial (and later found to be illegal) means for treating detainees.
  • Fate of Nevada Initiative to Ban Private Sales Uncertain

    11/13/2014 10:04:15 AM PST · by rktman
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The status of the Nevada "Background Check Initiative" that would ban private sales in Nevada is uncertain. 101,667 valid signatures are required to put the measure up for a vote in the legislature. If the legislature refuses to pass the measure, then the initiative would be put to the people for a vote. Yesterday, 11 November, 2014, was the last day for signatures to be collected. A group supporting an initiative to legalize marijuana said that they had collected 200,000 signatures. The Bloomberg supported group, Nevadans for Gun Safety, claims that they have collected more than the required number for...
  • The Dangerous Myth of Hierarchy of Lethality

    11/09/2014 8:44:04 AM PST · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    gundigest.com ^ | 10, 14, 2014 | Massad Ayoob
    "We live in a world where the entertainment media and the news media alike have demonized the firearm as a frightening, high-efficiency killing machine. A myth has arisen that I call “hierarchy of lethality.” It is the false belief that the firearm represents the nuclear level of hand-held weaponry, and is somehow more lethal than other deadly weapons...."
  • Groupthink On Parade (rare vanity)

    11/07/2014 5:29:01 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 2 replies
    Reference ^ | 11/7/2014 | Eddie01
    Janis, I.L. (1982). Groupthink: A psychological study of policy decisions and fiascoes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. I took a few liberties with Mr. Janis' symptoms of groupthink and recast them here as The Eight Commandments of the Left. Consider it the ultimate Rosetta Stone to unlocking the mystery of everything the left says or does. Turns out the left really DOES NOT think, they just fetch and execute Von Neunamm style and pass it off as intellect. I Thou shall create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking II Thou...
  • Polling Shows Impact of Abortion Issue in Mid-Term Election

    11/07/2014 7:53:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right To Life ^ | November 6, 2014 | Polling
    23% of voters cited abortion and voted pro-life 28% heard from National Right to Life WASHINGTON – A new post-election poll of actual voters conducted by The Polling Company/ WomanTrend, found that the issue of abortion once again played a key role in the mid-term elections, and that National Right to Life and its state affiliates were key to getting out the pro-life vote for pro-life candidates. Twenty-three percent of voters said that the abortion issue affected their vote and voted for candidates who oppose abortion. This compares to just 16% who said abortion affected their vote and voted for...
  • Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ (History - 2009)

    11/06/2014 3:20:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    wsj BLOG ^ | Jan 23, 2009 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    January 23, 2009 Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ By Mary Lu Carnevale Jonathan Weisman reports on the White House. The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship. But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab. Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.” The statement was prompted by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of...
  • How many Democrats will resign.

    11/04/2014 8:58:49 PM PST · by jyro · 40 replies
    I some other election sweeps the losing party had many resignations. will there be any this time?
  • So Did Anyone Predict a 55/45 Republican Wave?

    11/04/2014 8:32:25 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 55 replies
    Most of the cable news hosts had it at 53/47. Some of us expected a few surprises. Got to give credit to those who saw a 54/55 wipe-out! And where are we now? 54? with a few more red states waiting in the wings? A lot of Rats are feeling so very embarrassed at this point. Poor Joe Biden.