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  • Data: Comey Firing Not Capturing Americans’ Attention — Only Journalists’

    05/13/2017 2:46:29 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Friday May 12, 2017 | Ben Key
    <p>Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey did not create the social media firestorm Democrats and the mainstream media hoped it would, according to data from SocialFlow. An evaluation by the social media research company found that Facebook postings pertaining to Comey’s firing reached an average of 37,000 users, well below that of other moments in the Trump presidency.</p>
  • Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers

    04/21/2017 5:08:10 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/20/17 | Rolfe Winkler
    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp., revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in “consensual telepathy.” Speaking to writer Tim Urban on the explainer website Wait but Why, Mr. Musk confirmed a Wall Street Journal report last month that Neuralink aims to implant a tiny brain...
  • 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 Don’t 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 aren’t ‘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 isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t 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 agency’s 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, Hampshire’s “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 event’s...
  • 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 Friday’s 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 candidate’s 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 doesn’t 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 Deberry’s 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...