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  • Miss Puerto Rico Suspended from Miss America Pageant After Muslim-Slamming Twitter Tirade

    12/21/2015 5:55:22 AM PST · by detective · 63 replies
    Msn Entertainment ^ | December 21, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Miss Puerto Rico beauty queen, Destiny Velez, was suspended from the Miss America pageant yesterday after blasting Michael Moore and Muslims with a series of anti-Islamic tweets.
  • Feds Spend $107,379 Studying Disgust

    10/27/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $100,000 studying disgust, hypothesizing that all bullying behavior begins with feelings of revulsion.Researchers at Columbia University want to see if they can “successfully regulate” disgust emotions in teens in order to stop bullying.“Whether it’s being the victim, being the perpetrator, or having to watch this upsetting cycle of peer rejection and victimization, few adolescents are unaffected by bullying’s harmful impact,” a grant for the project states. “This effect can last long past adolescence, as both being the bully and being the victim are linked to the development of both short- and...
  • We Dont Need No Thought Control in Schools

    11/07/2014 9:15:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 6, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel discussion at Center for American Progress called for brain research in the classroom and shared their remarks on mandating scientific research in the classroom. Giving a final exam-type test on the first day of class, Benedict Carey, science reporter for The New York Times and author of How We Learn, said, [It] prepares the brain to receive the information subsequently because you see the topics that are coming later in the semester. He admitted, Pre-testing is very counterintuitive, but claimed these pre-tests, which a majority of students fail, help students get higher grades on final exams. Glenn Whitman,...
  • Ewww Obama Tells Kids to Put on Jammies, Drink Hot Cocoa & Talk Obamacare

    12/17/2013 8:26:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 17, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    OK, this was weird. Obama wants kids to put on jammies, drink hot cocoa and talk about Obamacare. Yuck.
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms upset that Common Core shows their kids arent brilliant

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it fascinating that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from white suburban moms who all of a sudden their child isnt as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isnt quite as good as they thought they were. Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose Internet Kill Switch

    11/13/2013 7:04:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/13/2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must disclose its plans for a so-called Internet kill switch, a federal court ruled on Tuesday.The United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the agencys arguments that its protocols surrounding an Internet kill switch were exempt from public disclosure and ordered the agency to release the records in 30 days. However, the court left the door open for the agency to appeal the ruling.The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is seeking Standard Operating Procedure 303, also known as the Internet kill switch from Homeland Security. The protocols govern shutting down wireless...
  • (Barf alert): P.C. censors come to haunt at Hampshire

    10/31/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2013 | Robert Shibley
    This Halloween, Hampshire College students and Americans who care about free inquiry have reason to be spooked. As part of its Hampshire Halloween celebration, Hampshires Hype Committee scheduled a performance by Afrobeat band Shokazoba. But that decision quickly turned sour. As Hampshire carefully explained, some students asked whether [Shokazoba] was a predominantly white Afrobeat band and express[ed] concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures. Shokazoba keyboardist Jason Moses explained in emails that it began when someone posted, lol leave it to hampshire to book a bunch of white folks playing afrofunk on the events...
  • Johns Hopkins denies recognition to pro-lifers, equates them with white supremacists

    04/01/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2013 | Robby Soave
    The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University has denied official recognition to a group of pro-life students, and one SGA leader privately equated them with white supremacists. Voice for Life, a JHU student group that engages in pro-life activism, including counseling women outside of the front doors of abortion clinics, was twice denied official recognition last month. The SGA voted 10-8 to reject the group cutting it off from student activities funding and building access for meetings due to concerns that its activism constituted harassment. Some members of SGA also thought that a link on the Voices...
  • Discovery Channel cancels Nugent's gun show

    12/18/2012 5:20:11 PM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2012 | Stephen C. Webster
    In addition to cancelling its popular American Guns reality show, The Discovery Channel confirmed to Raw Story on Tuesday that firearms enthusiast Ted Nugent will also not be returning to the channel in any form or fashion. . ... After Fridays devastating massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the spokesperson said that Nugent would definitely not be returning to the Discovery Channel.
  • Free Speech Codes on Campus: Political correctness run amok?

    07/21/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-21-12 | By Maegan Vazquez
    If you thought college was a place for young people to speak out, challenges one another's deeply-held beliefs and grow intellectually, chances are you've never been to Indiana University Southeast. The school, located just 10 miles north of Louisville, Ky., is the latest college to see its speech code come under fire from a group that advocates freedom of speech on campuses. One stipulation in the code requires that students may only "express opinions" within a free speech zone, which is antithetical to what a college should stand for, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an...
  • White House Creates Liberal Damage Control Position

    05/24/2011 4:50:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    White House Creates Liberal Damage Control Position by L.A. Holmes | May 24, 2011 Any press is good press, right? The Obama administration apparently doesn't think so. The White House has created a new position dedicated to damage control in the media, but it appears the role will focus on spinning negative stories published on left-of-center websites -- or "progressive" blogs as the new job defines them -- not right-wing news outlets. In an internal personnel memo first obtained by the Huffington Post, itself a liberal-slanted blog, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer writes that staffer Jesse Lee will head...
  • Google is latest weapon against Republicans

    10/19/2010 9:11:13 AM PDT · by facedodge · 35 replies
    politico ^ | October 18, 2010 06:35 PM EDT | Sarah Lai Stirland
    <p>How many clicks does it take to soil a candidates online reputation? A prominent liberal activist would like to find out.</p> <p>Chris Bowers, campaign director for the Daily Kos, is launching a behind-the-scenes campaign against 98 House Republican candidates that attempts to capitalize on voters' Google search habits in the hopes of influencing midterm races.</p>
  • The Freeloaders - How a generation of file-sharers is ruining the future of entertainment

    05/07/2010 2:01:58 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 49 replies · 1,035+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2010 | Megan McArdle
    ...computational neuroscientist Anders Sandberg recently noted that although we have strong instinctive feelings about ownership, intellectual property doesnt always fit into that framework.... ..Optimists argue that the music industry has coped before with disruptive new technology. Until recordings came along, songs, not singers, were Big Business. So while copyright law allocated royalties for performances, it said nothing about what happened when you recorded those performances and sold thousands of copies of the recording. Only after protracted legal maneuvering did we work out an arrangement that allowed both businesses to thrive. ...collectors switching from cassette and vinyl to CD swelled the...
  • (TN) Safety Department officers get diversity training

    02/22/2010 11:30:02 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 20 replies · 369+ views ^ | 2/22/10 | Lucas L Johnson II
    NASHVILLE Tennessee Safety Department officers who provide Capitol Hill security began diversity training today after a state trooper accidentally sent an e-mail proclaiming white pride to 787 state employees. The training is being provided pro bono by Democratic Rep. John Deberry of Memphis. He held two diversity training sessions in September for legislative staffers following the revelation that a Tennessee legislative staffer sent a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama from her state computer. The incident drew national attention, and many wanted the woman fired. But legislative leaders agreed with Deberrys proposal for mandatory diversity training for all state...
  • FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access .......(Anyone smell DRats ?)

    01/15/2010 9:03:08 AM PST · by IrishMike · 35 replies · 1,777+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 | Cecilia Kang
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering aggressive moves to stake out its authority to oversee consumer access to the Internet, as a recent court hearing and industry opposition have cast doubt on its power over Web service providers. The FCC, which regulates public access to telephone and television services, has been working to claim the same role for the Internet. The stakes are high, as the Obama administration pushes an agenda of open broadband access for all and big corporations work to protect their enormous investments in a new and powerful medium. "This is a pivotal moment," said Ben Scott,...
  • MPAA Tells The FCC: If We Don't Stop Piracy, The Internet Will Die

    11/05/2009 11:31:58 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 48 replies · 1,060+ views
    Tech Dirt ^ | 3 November 2009 | Mike Masnick
    Never let it be said that the folks in Hollywood aren't good at coming up with a totally fictional horror story. I just have a problem when they use it not to entertain, but to create a moral panic to push the government to pass laws in their favor. In discussing the recent 60 Minutes piece that was really nothing more than an MPAA scare tactic, some suggested that it was really just a first step in the process of getting the government to make sure net neutrality rules had a special Hollywood exception. So, it's interesting to note that...
  • The anger of the festering fringe (Ebert attacks conservates again)

    10/01/2009 6:42:51 PM PDT · by Tolsti2 · 44 replies · 1,493+ views
    Roger Ebert ^ | 10/1/2009 | Roger Ebert
    I've had these thoughts for some time, but have been reluctant to express them. Now so many others have voiced them that it's pointless to remain silent. I am frightened by the climate of insane anti-Obama hatred in this country. I'm not referring to traditional conservatives or Republicans. They're part of the process. I'm speaking of the lunatic fringe, the frothers, the extremist rabble who are sweeping up the ignorant and credulous into a bewildering and fearsome tide of reckless rhetoric.
  • NFL Star Punished in Wake of Gay Slur

    10/27/2009 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 116 replies · 3,909+ views
    TMZ ^ | October 27, 2009
    Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson just issued an apology for hurling a gay slur at reporters yesterday -- but it was too late ... the team has already sidelined him from team activities. Here's Johnson's apology: First of all, I want to apologize to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL, Commissioner Goodell, the Chiefs organization, Coach Todd Haley, his staff, and my teammates for the words I used yesterday" "I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate. I did not intend to...
  • The Trouble With Textbooks

    09/05/2009 9:52:05 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies · 1,381+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-3-09 | Tucker Carlson
    Hard-edged propaganda now suffuses America's history textbooks. A thorough cover-to-cover reading of almost any high school history text leaves you with the impression that the United States is at best embarrassing, and at worst a menace to world peace. I think I was in fifth grade when I began to suspect that textbooks weren't entirely on the level. The first tip-off came from the word problems in math class. They typically began with scenarios that, even to a 10-year-old, seemed a little unlikely: "Julio's mom is a welder. His father is a pediatric nurse. If his mom welds for 9...
  • Senate OKs bill on hate crimes

    07/19/2009 8:12:09 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies · 758+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 19, 209 | S.A. Miller
    Legislation long sought by Democrats that would expand federal hate-crime laws to cover gay and transgendered people has won approval in the Senate, raising expectations among supporters that the time has finally come for it to be enacted...The legislation, named the Matthew Shepard Act after the gay University of Wyoming student beaten to death in 1998, would impose longer prison sentences for offenses motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. It also would make it easier for federal prosecutors to pursue hate-crime charges when local authorities do not.... The Senate approved the expanded hate-crime bill by voice vote...
  • Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'

    07/07/2008 8:11:43 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 211 replies · 309+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7/7/2008 | Rosa Prince
    Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency. The National Children's Bureau, which receives 12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care. This could include a child of as young as three who says "yuk" in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food. The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age. It alerts playgroup leaders...
  • Obamas Web Site Blows Disclaimer, Now Responsible for All Hate Speech

    06/28/2008 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 175+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 06/28/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Exercise of editorial control makes Obama 100 percent responsible for his sites hate speech against Jews, pro-Clinton Black people, and seniors We created our own blog at, which carries the following disclaimer: Content on blogs in My.BarackObama represents the opinions of community members and in no way should be interpreted as endorsed or approved by the campaign. By deleting our blog and disabling our account, the Obama campaign just blew its disclaimer and can now be held 100 percent responsible for the anti-Semitic, racist, misogynist, and ageist hate speech it allowed to stand (in some cases for more than...
  • Academic diversity: Moving to the Center [U of Chicago profs' hissy fit over Friedman Institute]

    06/25/2008 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/30/2008
    There's a splendid controversy brewing at the University of Chicago--at least we'll consider it splendid so long as it has a happy ending, which now seems likely. The U of C may be best known these days as home to the law school where Barack Obama used to lecture on constitutional law (twice a week!), but in simpler times it was most famous as the academic perch of the great free-market economist Milton Friedman, who died in 2006. So when a prestigious university wants to name a research center after its most celebrated (Nobel prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, etc.,...
  • Rep. King: Al-Qaida would celebrate Obama victory

    03/08/2008 5:32:35 AM PST · by indcons · 42 replies · 1,450+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Congressman Steve King says terrorists would celebrate if Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the presidency. King, a Republican, bases his prediction on several criteria: Obama's pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name Hussein -- a reminder of Iraq's former leader. King, in an interview today with the Daily Reporter in Spencer, said al-Qaida would -- quote -- "be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th." King says terrorists would declare victory in the war on terror because Obama would pull troops...
  • Great Britain: Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads

    02/12/2008 10:23:55 AM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 511+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | February 12, 2008 | Francis Eliott
    February 12, 2008 Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads Francis Eliott, Deputy Political Editor People who illegally download films and music will be cut off from the internet under new legislative proposals to be unveiled next week. Internet service providers (ISPs) will be legally required to take action against users who access pirated material, The Times has learnt. Users suspected of wrongly downloading films or music will receive a warning e-mail for the first offence, a suspension for the second infringement and the termination of their internet contract if caught a third time,...
  • Left-Fascism Awareness Week

    11/05/2007 3:33:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 153+ views
    Grasstops USA ^ | November 5, 2007 | Don Feder
    During the week of October 22-26, David Horowitz and his Freedom Center held a series of events at 100 campuses for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, intended to counter standard academic nitwitery about the war on terrorism ("America is evil," "We brought it on ourselves," "9/11 was a Republican conspiracy"). Admirable though this was, attention must be called to an even more imminent threat. By the authority vested in me (by myself), I hereby designate the week of November 5th Left-Fascism Awareness Week -- a time to consider the clear and present danger to free speech emanating from the left, from academic...
  • Mob rule, not academic freedom, at Baylor

    10/07/2007 5:34:06 PM PDT · by Weirdad · 17 replies · 797+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | October 7, 2007 | John Hugh Gilmore
    John Hugh Gilmore, guest column: Mob rule, not academic freedom, at Baylor, October 07, 2007 To its proponents, intelligent design is nothing more than a sophisticated, comprehensive critique of the theoretical and scientific foundations of Darwinism and its progeny. In other words, the theory of evolution should be put to the test. Like Marx. Like Freud. To the opponents, intelligent design — ID — is an intellectual crime. Or so we must assume by the actions of Baylor University. As counsel for Baylor Distinguished Professor Robert J. Marks II, I was amazed and discouraged by the controversy surrounding his...
  • Web 2.0 worse for the right than it thinks

    04/24/2007 2:02:52 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 66 replies · 1,990+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Apr 24, 2007 | Robert Cox
    For several years now, a common refrain among left-wing online political activists has been We need to own the Internet the way the right owns talk radio. Based on recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, it looks like the left has succeeded with Democratic presidential candidates as the primary beneficiaries. Last fall in this space, I asked, When will the right recognize the cost of conceding Web 2.0? With that cost now readily apparent in the form of online campaign contributions for the 2008 presidential campaign cycle, the only remaining question is whether conservatives can do anything about...
  • Indoctrinate U

    03/20/2007 6:00:22 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 16 replies · 947+ views
    Speech codes. Censorship. Enforced political conformity. Hostility to diversity of opinion. Sensitivity training. We usually associate such things with the worst excesses of fascism and communism, not with the American universities that nurtured the free speech movement. But American higher education bears a disturbing resemblance to the totalitarian societies that are anathema to our nations ideal of liberty. Evan Coyne Maloneys documentary film, Indoctrinate U, reveals the breathtaking institutional intolerance you won't read about in the glossy marketing brochures of Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, Yale, and hundreds of other American colleges and universities. "When we think of going to college, we...

    08/08/2006 12:22:18 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 18 replies · 1,149+ views
    CHRISTIAN PASTORS TAKEN TO COURT TO SILENCE CRITICISM OF ISLAM AUSTRALIA. Two Christian pastors have been taken to court by the Islamic Council of Victoria and three Australian Muslims after making critical statements about the Islamic faith on a website and at a seminar for Christians held in March last year. A complaint of religious vilification was made against the two Christian pastors, Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot. The complaint deals with many issues, such as the nature of jihad, aspirations of Muslims in the west, and the connection between the laws of jihad and the treatment of non-Muslims under...
  • A Clash of Newspaper Legacies (Dinosaur Media Internal Food Fight Alert)

    06/14/2006 9:07:12 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 452+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | RICHARD SIKLOS
    Harry Chandler of The Los Angeles Times and Colonel Robert R. McCormick of The Chicago Tribune were both towering figures of newspaper publishing in the first half of the 20th century. And like many newspaper moguls, both created trusts to safeguard the papers they built and the causes they championed. Both wanted to extend their fortunes and influence down through the generations. But decades after their deaths, the Chandler and McCormick legacies have come into stark contrast on the board of the Tribune Company, the media giant that today publishes 11 daily newspapers, including The Times and The Tribune, and...
  • Hate website fine a first

    03/11/2006 8:33:24 PM PST · by steve86 · 25 replies · 646+ views
    London Free Press ^ | 11 March, 2006 | Randy Richmond
    A Human Rights ruling says Internet servers are as liable as their clients for hate material. By RANDY RICHMOND, FREE PRESS REPORTER For the first time in Canada, an Internet service provider has been found guilty and fined for hosting websites that spread hate messages against blacks, Jews and Muslims. In the landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal yesterday, southern Ontario's white supremacy movement also took a hit, with two leaders and one group found guilty of violating the Canadian Human Rights Act and ordered to pay $8,000 in fines and compensation. The Internet service provider, Affordable Space....
  • Far-right 'charity' that leaves Muslims hungry

    01/17/2006 7:01:28 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 36 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | January 17, 2006 | Susan Bell
    Tue 17 Jan 2006 Far-right 'charity' that leaves Muslims hungry SUSAN BELLIN PARIS FAR-right groups in France are distributing ham sandwiches and pork soup to homeless people in an attempt to discriminate against Muslims and Jews, forbidden to eat pork products. Food hand-outs, which have already taken place in Paris, Nice and Nantes, and in Brussels and Charleroi in Belgium, have now spread to the eastern French city of Strasboug. At the weekend, Strasbourg's prefect banned the extreme right association Solidarit Alsacienne from distributing its soupe au cochon (pig soup) to poor and homeless people in the city centre....
  • South Africa: Men surrender after baboon slur

    08/03/2005 11:59:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,488+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | August 4, 2005 | Zinkie Sithole
    Men surrender after baboon slur03/08/2005 22:37-(SA) Zinkie Sithole Polokwane - Three men have been charged with calling a petrol attendant a baboon. One of the three men, who is aged 34, and two others, aged 23, handed themselves over to the Polokwane police on Wednesday. "They were brought in by their legal adviser.They're not in custody, but have been warned to appear in court on Friday," said Polokwane police spokesperson Lesiba Ramoshaba. Petrol attendant Isaac Sebata has accused the men of calling him a baboon last week and slapping him during an argument. "We don't know yet what led...
  • France outlaws sexist and anti-gay insults

    12/23/2004 7:14:39 PM PST · by Pikamax · 65 replies · 1,157+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/24/04 | Jon Henley in Paris
    France outlaws sexist and anti-gay insults Legislation is aimed at curbing rising homophobia, but civil liberty groups say threats of imprisonment and heavy fines go too far Jon Henley in Paris Friday December 24, 2004 The Guardian The French parliament yesterday definitively adopted legislation that could lead to year-long jail terms for anyone found guilty of insulting homosexuals or women. The justice minister, Dominique Perben, believes the laws are necessary to combat an increase in homophobia, but they have been condemned by advocates of free speech who say they are too strict and unworkable. The law puts anti-gay and sexist...
  • Biggest Loser on Nov. 2 Was Press, Not John Kerry, Say 21 Columns

    11/29/2004 2:29:35 PM PST · by chiller · 56 replies · 2,300+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 11/29/04 | Erin Olson
    NEW YORK Feeling a bit lost lately? You should, at least according to a compendium posted today at Jay Rosens popular PressThink Web log, because the biggest loser on Election Day was not John Kerry but the mainstream media. Daniel Henninger, writing in The Wall Street Journals Opinion Journal, put it this way: "It is often said that the only sure winner in American politics is the media. Amid GOP victory parties or the ruined dreams of the Kerry candidacy, the one constant is that the media marches on. Maybe not this time. Big Media lost big." "I was interested...

    10/17/2004 1:08:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 615+ views
    Private Email | OCTOBER 10, 2004 | ROXANNE KHAMSI
    News Paralysed man sends e-mail by thought Roxanne Khamsi Brain chip reads mind by tapping straight into neurons. Controlling objects with thought is becoming a reality. An pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. The device can tap into a hundred neurons at a time, and is the most sophisticated such implant tested in humans so far. Many paralysed people control computers with their eyes or tongue. But muscle function limits these techniques, and they require a lot of training. For over a decade researchers have been trying...
  • A Modest Plea for Pollution Control

    09/14/2004 8:48:32 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 4 replies · 251+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 09/14/2004 | Bob Formaini
    A Modest Plea for Pollution Control By Bob Formaini It is now a well-accepted principle that governments can, through central regulatory control, protect us from whatever it decides is "pollution." The word pollution is not a scientific term; pollution is whatever the people who control discourse on this issue deem it to be. In that spirit, I would like to propose that government get busy at once controlling the most damaging form of pollution the human race has to contend with: mind pollution. So-called hate crimes laws and political correctness are a weak, inadequate way to deal with the byproducts...
  • Hate crimes probe launched (Canada)

    08/19/2004 5:32:40 PM PDT · by freeforall · 7 replies · 521+ views
    The London Free Press (Canada) ^ | 2004-08-19 | RANDY RICHMOND
    Hate crimes probe launched A London man's postings on websites target blacks, Jews and gays. RANDY RICHMOND, Free Press Reporter 2004-08-19 02:30:16 Police have launched a hate crimes investigation of a London resident who regularly ridicules blacks, Jews and gays on the Internet. London police confirmed the investigation yesterday, just as four Ontario anti-hate groups and an Ottawa human rights lawyer publicly called on the province and London's force to investigate the man. "Hate of one is hate of everybody. That is completely contrary to what Canada is supposed to stand for," said Leo Adler, director of national affairs for...
  • KEEP THE U.N. AWAY FROM THE INTERNET -- A Threat To Online Liberty!

    03/29/2004 11:41:30 AM PST · by clintonbaiter · 7 replies · 251+ views
    The Internet has empowered individuals everywhere to assume control of their destinies, understand the freedoms and rights available to Westerners, and join together en masse to fight for greater liberties. In a sense, the Internet has served the unifying and justice-seeking role that the U.N. claims for itself, but never fulfills, being too busy coddling diplomats and manufacturing red tape. It would be a huge mistake to surrender such a beneficial democratizing tool to a body that includes the likes of thought-policing countries like China and North Korea......
  • Cognitive Dissonance Theory, Cults, and Mind Control(applies to N. Korean regime)

    11/29/2003 6:47:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 733+ views
    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND GROUP DYNAMICS Studies have shown that today's cults use a stronger form of control than those of 50 years ago. The advent of new psychological experiments in the 60's and 70's have produced the modern methods of mind control which are far more sophisticated than the BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES and THOUGHT REFORM developed by the Chinese. To understand mind control you need a basic understanding of BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES. What is "behaviour modification." Simply described, it is "reward or punishment for actions" association. It was used on you as a child whenever you were being commended or...
  • Brain scan 'identifies race bias among white people'

    11/16/2003 8:44:13 AM PST · by solitas · 166 replies · 1,225+ views
    Ananova ^ | 16 NOV 2003
    A brain scan that can apparently root out racists has been developed by scientists. The technique was used on white volunteers shown photographs of black individuals. In those with racist tendencies, a surge of activity was seen in part of the brain that controls thoughts and behaviour. Scientists believe this reflected volunteers' attempts to to curb their latent racism. After interacting with real black individuals, the same group performed poorly in a task designed to test mental resources. The American researchers concluded that harbouring racial prejudice, even unintentionally, stirred up an inner struggle that exhausted the brain. Dr Jennifer Richeson,...
  • Mother appeals ruling on gays

    11/13/2003 7:42:03 AM PST · by Bernard Marx · 105 replies · 1,974+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2003 | Valerie Richardson
    <p>DENVER A Christian mother is appealing a judge's decision that prohibits her from teaching her daughter that homosexuality is wrong.</p> <p>Cheryl Clark, who left a lesbian relationship in 2000 after converting to Christianity, was ordered by Denver County Circuit Judge John Coughlin to "make sure that there is nothing in the religious upbringing or teaching that the minor child is exposed to that can be considered homophobic."</p>
  • The multicultural thought police ('Racism' as psychiatric disorder/crime)

    11/05/2003 1:27:02 PM PST · by Korth · 18 replies · 1,305+ views
    The Spectator ^ | November 1, 2003 | Leo McKinstry
    The BBC report on the racist police recruits has given new ammunition to those who are curbing our legitimate freedoms, says Leo McKinstryIn our modern secular society, we pride ourselves on our supposed tolerance. We sneer at the bigotry of the past, wondering how the monstrous cruelty of events such as the Spanish Inquisition could ever have occurred. But we should not be so smug. For in Britain today we have our own powerful creed multiculturalism which is imposed on the public by a political establishment that is brimming with self-righteous fervour. And anyone refusing to accept this...
  • Judge finds college rule infringes speech rights

    09/06/2003 3:23:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 140+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/06/03 | Joyce Howard Price
    <p>A federal judge told a Pennsylvania college Thursday it couldn't enforce a school code that could violate its students' First Amendment rights.</p> <p>Judge John E. Jones II temporarily barred officials at Shippensburg University from implementing some provisions from the school's Student Code of Conduct, which urges students to take views that don't antagonize others and "mirror the official views of the administration." Judge Jones said parts of the code could "likely" be found unconstitutional in a future ruling.</p>
  • Stop The Madness

    06/18/2003 5:49:42 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 12 replies · 286+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | June 18, 2003 | Rand Simberg
    I often disagree with Bill O'Reilly, but I want to defend him. A lot of smart people are bashing him on line, particularly in the blogosphere, but I think that this just proves his point. I think that he's spot on with this erudite and well-reasoned editorial. This "Internet" is just too powerful. When the Founders wrote the First Amendment, they could never have conceived a technology that would allow anyone to publish anything at any time, at almost no cost, and have it readable by millions instantaneously. In fact, inspired by this work, I'm working on a book, tentatively...
  • Heterosexual Affect Is Now Illegal in California

    01/13/2003 6:27:31 AM PST · by Kerberos · 62 replies · 542+ views ^ | Monday, Jan. 13, 2003 | Alec Rawls
    Heterosexual Affect Is Now Illegal in California Alec Rawls Monday, Jan. 13, 2003 Life played a cruel trick on Eddie Araujo. It gave him a girl's brain in a boy's body. He spent the last years of his young life proclaiming those crossed wires. Eddie, or Lida as he called himself, dressed and acted like the girl who in his mind he was. He made himself as pretty as he could and went out to attract boys. When four young men at a California party found out that Eddie was physically male, the evidence is that they became irate and...
  • The Death of Objectivity

    05/14/2002 3:17:29 PM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 2 replies · 254+ views
    NRO ^ | 05/14/02 | Roger Kimball
    I recently wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal reporting on "The Politics and Poetics of Palestinian Resistance," a course scheduled for next fall in the English department at the University of California at Berkeley. With a reading list featuring no fewer than three books by the Palestine apologist Edward Said, this blatant exercise in political propaganda boasted an amazing course description. The teacher, one Snehal Shingavi, spoke of "the brutal Israeli military occupation of Palestine, an occupation that has been ongoing since 1948, has systematically displaced, killed, and maimed millions of Palestinian people," and concluded with this advisory:...
  • Zero tolerance takes toll on pupils

    05/13/2002 9:51:13 AM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 39 replies · 515+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 05/13/02 | Valerie Richardson
    <p>CENTENNIAL, Colo. When Nepata Godec received a call from Dry Creek Elementary School last month telling her that her son and his friends were being sent home from school, she prepared herself for the worst.</p> <p>"I thought somebody was in the hospital or something," said Mrs. Godec.</p>
  • Teacher resigns amid racial slur fallout

    04/20/2002 6:28:38 PM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 6 replies · 170+ views ^ | 04/20/02 | David E. Plazas
    <p>An Immokalee High School teacher who offended his black students with the use of a racial slur in class has resigned.</p> <p>Sociology teacher and basketball coach Damon Jones, who is white, came under fire after he showed an episode of Fox-TVs Boston Public dealing with the use of the word nigger.</p>